Author: Richard Cook

Making Sense of Ukraine Through a History of Extraterrestrial Intervention

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Ukraine-Orion-CrusadersBy Richard C. Cook

            Why is there so much evil in the world, and if there is a God, why does God allow it? This is a question all thinking people ask, and to which every religion attempts to provide an answer. Christianity and Islam, for instance, pin evil on the Devil, or Satan, without ever explaining satisfactorily who/what that being is or where he/she/it comes from. Similarly, Hinduism and Buddism have their own panoplies of demons. In any case, the excuse that “the Devil made me do it” may be found in various forms worldwide.

There is another source, however, to which we might look for an explanation. This source is channelings from extraterrestrial entities which only became available to mankind in the last half-century, when visitors from other worlds began to visit through thought-forms, UFO appearances, telepathic communications, etc.

This article attempts to explain the origin and existence of so-called evil from the perspective of RA, a “social memory complex” originating on the planet Venus that was channeled by a group called L/L Research in the 1980s. These channelings, well-known to serious researchers, were published in a five-volume seriesentitled the “Law of One” or the “RA Material.” L/L Research, headed by Carla Ruekert, continues to function today, working out of Louisville, Kentucky.

The information in the RA Material may be especially pertinent at a time when, once again, the world appears to be drifting toward the possibility of total war, this time over disagreements among nations over events taking place in the Ukraine, but related to crises in other hotspots, including Iran and Syria. The basic showdown is between the U.S. and Russia, indicating that the Cold War never really ended and again threatens to bring about Armageddon, as was feared during the Cuban missile crisis of the early 1960s. But to assess the Ukraine situation objectively, a much deeper background than is usually given may be necessary.

The RA Material explains that the influx of UFOs/ETs starting around the time of World War II was prompted by the acquisition by mankind of nuclear energy and weapons. This led the higher-vibration beings who stand watch to make their presence known on planet earth. According to RA, these beings constitute a “Council of Guardians” whose headquarters are on the rings of Saturn. Other sources call this Council “The Nine.” Working with them are other extraterrestrial entities who together form the “Confederation of Planets in the Service of the Infinite Creator.”

Actually, the Confederation has been observing and, in some cases, shaping, events on earth for a long time. Jesus came here with the Council’s permission to perform his salvation mission. He originated, says one source, on the planet Hoova near the center of our Milky Way galaxy. Other Confederation members contributed to the flowering of the Renaissance. In some cases, extraterrestrial Wanderers have incarnated on earth, including, says RA, Benjamin Franklin and Thomas Jefferson. Many Wanderers are here today, working in ways known and unknown to keep humanity from destroying itself. RA itself is part of the earth’s past, having visited Atlantis and spending time in ancient Egypt, where it took form as living Egyptian deities, including Horus, the hawk-headed god. RA also played a role in the ancient spirituality of South America.

But the opening of the protective gates around earth has also allowed negative entities to slip through. Chief among these, says RA, have been the Crusaders of Orion. These are beings of self-serving character who try to gather disciples interested in manipulating, controlling, and enslaving others. In fact, RA adds, a majority of the UFO appearances of modern times have been of these Crusaders. These are the ones responsible for abductions, animal mutilations, and gloom-and-doom-type channelings. They are allowed by the order of things to prey on human beings, but only by appealing to people’s weaknesses, such as pride, lust, etc. It is the weak-minded who fall for their deceptions and try to use black magic to contact them.

By contrast, it is the service-to-others “polarity” that is the positive path engendered and supported by the Confederation. This path is entered upon through sincere practice of unconditional love. Those who follow it gradually ascend in vibration through harmony with other seekers and with the help of higher powers at various levels. One of these powers is a person’s own Higher Self. The positive service-to-others path is taught by many of earth’s spiritual teachers, and millions of people around the world make sincere efforts daily to act from compassion and love.

But the service-to-self influence of the Crusaders of Orion is also common, especially among those who see themselves as the elite. Their way is also called “the path of that which is not.” Practitioners are enemies of each other, with each jealously trying to dominate. So the energy of service-to-self entities is dissipated through infighting and fratricide. They can never reach oneness with all-that-is unless they discard their negative orientation and cross over to the positive side. But in the meantime they can wreak havoc. Horrible as it may seem, their basic motivation is the power and thrill of putting out the light of another.

Ra also says that the Crusaders may approach positive service-to-others people and groups and use telepathy to suggest to them messages of impending doom for humanity, earth, or themselves. The affected individuals may then broadcast prophecies of coming disasters, as happened with December 21, 2012. Then, when nothing happens, the deluded souls are made to look ridiculous. Of course there are also negative astral entities from earth’s inner planes by which individual entities may become possessed. But the Crusaders of Orion are of another order of magnitude.

The dual paths of service-to-others and service-to-self are allowed by the Creator as a means to enliven and speed conscious evolution. A succinct explanation may be sought in the Book of Job, where God allows the Devil to severely test his servant Job through inflicting on him horrendous losses. Another depiction with similar meaning may be found in the film “Star Wars,” produced by people who had been privy to messages from extraterrestrial channelings similar to the RA Material. In this film, the Crusaders of Orion were depicted by Darth Vader and the Empire. The Confederation was portrayed as the Republic, Yoda, and the Jedi Knights.

RA explains that our age is a time of great changes for earth and humanity, when our home planet is moving to a higher vibration within the universe. We humans have a chance to join in. RA says we are at the end of a 75,000-year cycle. If we are able to evolve within ourselves to where our center-of-gravity is in the heart, or green-ray, chakra, we become eligible for the “harvest.” This means that after death we may reincarnate at an entirely different level of being. We may then become inhabitants of what the Book of Revelation calls a “New Earth,” while those who do not “graduate” must travel to other planets in the cosmos to repeat the cycle. According to other sources, there are now extraterrestrials circling the earth in their spacecraft who are acting as the “harvesters” in guiding beings to their future destinations. Other extraterrestrials provide help to humans who have died traumatically, such as those at Hiroshima and Nagasaki. RA says that the process of harvest will take several centuries to accomplish and that no one can move on until after death, when our present “chemical body” is discarded. Interestingly, Jesus also spoke explicitly of “harvest” throughout the Gospels.

But the Crusaders of Orion are not giving up without a fight. They are doing everything possible to sow confusion and discouragement. For a couple of centuries, says RA, there has been warfare at the celestial level between representatives of the Confederation and the Crusaders. This conflict has been reflected on earth by the constant clash between forces of light and darkness at the human level.

On the side of light have been those who have worked for human freedom, including Franklin and Jefferson, mentioned above, and also, RA points out, Lincoln, Tesla, and Franklin D. Roosevelt. In fact, Lincoln was a person whose body was actually occupied by an angelic being who knew how critical Lincoln’s role in history was. Lincoln stood up against the slave power of the time, declared it would advance no further, succeeded in stopping it, but paid the martyr’s price.

Today, the slave power is embodied in the institutions of high finance, government intelligence, electronic surveillance, the controlled media, organized crime, drug running, warmongering, and many other self-serving and rigid societal structures. RA says that the use of money by the economy provides excellent conditions for human enslavement, with lending at interest one means by which money performs its nefarious purposes. We can see in the Ukraine situation, as documented on the Global Research website, how what appears at first glance to be a geopolitical clash is actually an attempt by shadowy figures of global banking to bring the Ukraine into their net of influence.

The Ukraine scenario fits into a larger scenario whereby the West has incorporated into NATO many of the states that border Russia and were formerly part of the Soviet Union. Russia has increasingly been depicted by the Western media as a potential threat to the U.S. or even to civilization itself. Much publicity was given to the Russian naval base in Syria as affording some type of protection to the Assad regime. And Russian influence has been pointed to in forestalling a U.S. and/or Israeli attack on Iran.

But why is Russia seen increasingly as an enemy? Didn’t we rejoice when the Soviet Union fell and its component states went democratic? Wouldn’t it make more sense to embrace Russia as the return of a long-lost friend to the fold of well-intentioned nations? Instead, it almost seems as if powerful elements behind the scenes want to foment a major war with Russia and possibly China. It makes no sense. The negative frame of mind this attitude signifies is harmful to the point of being pathological. Is it too much to speculate that the hand of the Chariots of Orion is fueling the fire with fear and war-hysteria? Are they stirring the pot just for the delight in seeing people suffer?

Also according to RA, the Confederation inspired earth’s scientists to bring forth the technology that gives humanity the opportunity for the leisure required for spiritual pursuits. But technology has been perverted by the Crusaders’ minions for economic exploitation and weapons of war. They use such “gadgets” as television and advertising to keep humanity asleep. Even the internet is used for negative as well as positive purposes. In the Ukraine incident, the Western media are working overtime to demonize Russia and its leaders. Leaders of the Republican Party mock President Obama for his supposed weakness in not being more aggressive, saying, as did former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, that the American people “cannot afford to be war-weary.” This is worse than insanity in a world on the brink.

We have also caught glimpses of the black magic rituals in which the negative forces engage, showing how the so-called “Illuminati” train and indoctrinate their children to kill without mercy and control others against their wills. The enslavers engage in black magic, says RA, to invoke the powers of the Crusaders of Orion, but they lose their own souls in the process, like Faust in the medieval legend. It is the Crusaders who are in fact the real controllers of the service-to-self individual. We know that before and during World War II some of the key Nazi leaders, including Hitler, were occultists, rightly suspected by historians of dabbling in the black arts. Reputed Nazi incursions into UFO technology may have been a direct link with the Crusaders’ technological prowess.

Naziism in the form of radical right-wing parties and politicians seemingly has returned through the Ukranian faction who overthrew the elected government and installed a regime that has announced its intent to slash government spending, reduce pensions, and eliminate public jobs. The purpose is so Ukraine can pay its debts to Western banks. Again, such extreme measures so harmful to ordinary people may point to the service-to-self ideology the Crusaders espouse.

But there is an atmosphere of desperation by which the negative powers seem to be trying to start another world war. In fact they are being thwarted at every turn. UFOs have disarmed nuclear weapons at military bases. The negative powers wanted war over Iran and didn’t get it. The same with Syria. The same now, perhaps, with the Ukraine. The leaders of the slave power, headquartered it seems in Wall Street, London, Frankfurt, and other financial centers are, in sense, fighting for their lives, perhaps knowing that their days are numbered. As indicated above, the planet we inhabit has already moved on to a higher level of consciousness, guided by the benign beings of extraterrestrial origin.

What is the ordinary individual to do, then, when faced with this situation? First, of course, we can decide which side we are on and what kind of person we wish to become. We then need to seek out the means for implementing our choice. By going within through meditation, contemplation, and prayer, we can seek guidance. We can also seek others of like mind with which to work toward a future we freely choose. We can be encouraged by the fact that, according to RA, there are far more positive people on earth today than negative. The Occupy Wall Street movement knows this, with their concept of the 99 percent.

Obviously, this short summary of some of RA’s ideas is only a fragment of what is clearly one of the most comprehensive teachings of truth available on the planet today. For a more complete account, the transcripts of the RA channelings are available through L/L Research on-line here or may be purchased in book format.


Richard C. Cook is a retired federal analyst and former NASA whistleblower who now teaches meditation. He is an adviser to the Exopolitics Institute. His latest book is “Return of the Aeons: The Planetary Spiritual Ascension.” His websites are and He welcomes inquiries and is available internationally for speaking engagements.

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A Must-Read by Dr. Michael E. Salla: Kennedy’s Last Stand

Eisenhower, UFOs, MJ-12 & JFK’s Assassination

A Review by Richard C. Cook

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Dr. Michael E. Salla is director of the Exopolitics Institute, which studies UFO and extraterrestrial phenomena from the standpoint of how we can penetrate the veil of secrecy drawn by governments over the massive amount of UFO/ET contact that has reportedly taken place worldwide over the past seven decades.  The main culprit in this secrecy, of course, is the government of the U.S.

Timed to coincide with the 50th anniversary of the assassination of President John F. Kennedy, Dr. Salla’s most recent book is Kennedy’s Last Stand: Eisenhower, UFOs, MJ-12 & JFK’s Assassination. In this book, Dr. Salla links two mysteries: UFO/ET contact, which, to those who follow the research, is familiar territory, and the assassination of JFK on November 22, 1963, by parties as yet unknown. The question Dr. Salla addresses is whether there is a link between the two; more specifically, whether there is a connection between MJ-12, the secret governmental unit first set up by President Harry Truman to control information deriving from alleged UFO crashes at Roswell and elsewhere in the late 1940s, and the killing of JFK in Dallas, Texas, over a decade later.

By now we know that the JFK assassination was a watershed in history. We know too, as the House Select Committee on Assassinations concluded in 1978, that, contrary to the Warren Commission report, the deed was likely the result of a conspiracy. Since JFK was killed, with a major escalation in Vietnam following, the U.S. has increasingly fallen under the influence of policies oriented toward extreme militarism and intervention through force of arms around the world. But much of this has been orchestrated from behind the scenes. We know too that Kennedy opposed secretive government and was taking steps to rein it in. But the cloak-and-dagger operatives fought back. By tracing a paper trail through both public and leaked government documents, Dr. Salla tracks down a sequence of events, communications, and decisions related to the JFK murder that leads directly to the CIA.

Early in this sequence came decisions by the top echelons of government that UFO/ET contact information would be kept hidden from the public. The motives for this were complex, though they were part of a broader movement to set up a hidden policy and operations machine that worked in the dark, allowing the president and his advisers to maintain a distance of “plausible deniability” with respect to major decisions affecting the nation and mankind.

The story of how Truman authorized the creation of the CIA, NSA, and other secretive units for these purposes is well-known. What is less understood is whether and how an even more clandestine organization called MJ-12 came into being specifically to manage UFO/ET information and to oversee the adaptation of scientific knowledge deriving from UFO/ET contacts for national security purposes, including the development of spacecraft and weapons of extremely advanced design and performance. Helping with this were to be the German scientists spirited out of Nazi Germany after World War II under “Operation Paperclip” that UFO/ET researchers believe had already begun to utilize this technology.

Not everyone in the government was on-board with the approach leading to total secrecy. One figure who favored more openness was, according to Dr. Salla and other UFO researchers, Secretary of Defense James Forrestal, one of the original members of MJ-12, who allegedly committed suicide by jumping from a window at Bethesda Naval Hospital where he had been locked up. Tracking the assertions of whistleblower William “Bill” Cooper, who was shot and killed by local police at his Arizona home in November 2001, Salla cites the account whereby Forrestal was actually thrown to his death by operatives who wanted to silence him. Modern research discloses that Forrestal may have been killed due to his opposition to U.S. recognition of Israel.

It was through Forrestal, a former Secretary of the Navy, that JFK enters the story. When he first joined the service during World War II, JFK, the son of Ambassador to Great Britain Joe Kennedy, became closely associated with Forrestal to the point of their becoming personal friends and confidants. Also, both Forrestal and the Kennedy family were Irish Catholics. It was then, Dr.Salla writes, that JFK acquired an interest in the emergent UFO/ET phenomenon.

Under President Dwight D. Eisenhower, elected in 1952, the secret government grew in resources, power, and influence. The CIA became the focal point, with Allen Dulles, who became director of central intelligence in 1953, the key figure. Dulles also succeeded Admiral Roscoe Hillenkoeter, Dr. Salla says, as head of MJ-12. Another name which crops up around this time was that of Nelson Rockefeller, described by Dr. Salla as intimate with Eisenhower and in charge of reorganizing the government along lines favored by the Republican Party. Part of this structuring was the turning over of key elements of foreign policy to the CIA through which clandestine operations began to run amok in the mid-1950s, including the overthrow of governments in Iran and Guatemala. While all this was going on, Eisenhower’s primary interests seemed to be playing golf and visiting his farm outside Gettysburg.

The UFO/ET literature is full of accounts of Eisenhower’s own contacts with representatives of other worlds, which Dr. Salla reprises to some extent. But Eisenhower was fully a party to keeping the public from knowing anything of substance. And despite an apparent attempt to gain information about what was going on at CIA-controlled secret sites in Nevada, Eisenhower never had any control over what MJ-12 or the CIA were doing. When he gave his famous public warning against the growing power of the “military-industrial complex” just before leaving office in 1961, it was far too little and far too late. JFK was left holding the bag in inheriting this potentially disastrous situation.

The die was cast. After the Bay of Pigs fiasco through which JFK learned the extent to which the CIA could lie, even to the commander-in-chief, Allen Dulles was forced from office. According to Dr. Salla, before his departure Dulles gave a secret order for JFK to be eliminated that was passed on to the CIA’s counterintelligence chief James Jesus Angleton for implementation. Dr. Salla provides photocopies of the implicating documents, though their authenticity is obviously difficult to prove. The deed was done two years later, with the research of past decades indicating that it was likely coordinated by the CIA which utilized hired killers from organized crime and the Cuban exile community, with cover provided by Lyndon B. Johnson, the military, and the FBI.

Whether JFK was killed specifically, as Dr. Salla intimates, because he was too close to uncovering the secrets of MJ-12 and its plethora of “black” projects related to UFO/ET-derived technology is interesting to consider but difficult to isolate. Certainly the CIA and those who controlled it hated JFK enough to want to get rid of him, given his vision for an America that was open, honest, and supportive of human aspirations around the globe. Such a vision was definitely not part of the psychology of people who essentially want to enslave mankind to a society based on violence and corporate exploitation. That alone may have been sufficient to set the murder plot in motion. In other words, by the time JFK became president, the secret government was controlled by fascists and had a fascist agenda. He was not one of them, so “bam-bam.”

But there may be even larger issues that Dr. Salla may want to explore in future works which have been hinted at by some UFO researchers. One question that  may be asked is who controls the controllers? For instance, who does the CIA work for? It is impossible to believe that the bureaucrats sitting at their desks at Langley or other clandestine agencies make their own decisions about what people to assassinate, what countries to subvert, what governments to overthrow, or whether to perpetrate events like 911.

In tracing the history, we return to the figure of Nelson Rockefeller, who, as Dr. Salla points out, was so integral to Eisenhower’s intent to reorganize the federal government along corporatist lines in the 1950s. Another name is Nelson’s brother David Rockefeller, in charge of the family’s banking wing. We know that David Rockefeller was a bitter foe of JFK’s economic policies, and we know that Henry Kissinger, so closely linked to various CIA plots involving Indonesia and elsewhere in the 1970s, was a Rockefeller family protégé. So was Federal Reserve chairman Paul Volcker, who initiated the recession of 1980 that threw the presidency from Jimmy Carter to Ronald Reagan in a coup that led to the greatest military build-up since World War II and lay the groundwork for the era of endless wars in the Middle East and elsewhere that has become such a scourge today.

Note too that part of the “Reagan Revolution” was the diversion of vast resources to the development of space-based weapons, including directed-energy, particle-beam, and laser weapons under Reagan’s Strategic Defense Initiative or “Star Wars” program. Even though SDI was terminated after the space shuttle Challenger disaster deprived planners of their orbital testing platform, research and development continued. One such weapon could have been mounted in a military cargo plan and used against the Twin Towers in New York on September 11, 2001. That a directed-energy weapon was used can fairly be concluded by the most recent reported research. Was this too part of the high-tech arsenal developed covertly by utilizing UFO/ET-derived scientific knowledge, aided perhaps by information acquired when the FBI confiscated the working papers of Nikola Tesla after he passed away in a lonely Manhattan hotel room in 1943?

Returning to the Rockefeller connection, some would say further that the Rockefellers were only a part, though an important one, of a larger worldwide conspiracy overseen by the Bilderbergers and the Illuminati. Others would go even further in linking these groups, along with the international financial cabal they control, to extraterrestrial sources of evil, known variously in the literature as the reptilians, the Crusaders of Orion, the Empire, the Others, the Archons, or the Prince of Evil himself. There are also those, myself included, who say that we are living in a time when planet Earth is in the process of Ascension, whereby humanity is poised to move into a new era known from the Book of Revelation as the “New Earth.”

According to this view, the agents of evil cited above are now engaged in one last gigantic attempt to postpone the inevitable before they themselves are cast down into oblivion. The psychic atmosphere of anger and angst they have engendered lays on humanity like a shroud. As horrendous is the karmic load laid upon themselves by those people who have bought into the culture of death that the secret government has engendered. I include in this the makers of many contemporary Hollywood movies.

The evil ones are being opposed by the “good angels” I call the Aeons, who are guiding us to a better future. Working through certain extraterrestrials, such as the Nordics or The Nine, the Aeons have prevented nuclear war, brought the internet into being to help people communicate globally, and are working through many teachers and groups to bring peace, calm, love, and forgiveness to the fore. This war between good and evil for the fate and soul of Earth and humanity has been raging at fever pitch for a couple of centuries now. JFK and others like him have been martyrs to this war but in the end will triumph in spirit. Other martyrs I have treated in my own writing were the seven Challenger astronauts that NASA killed in their haste to do the bidding of their political masters by launching flawed machinery for dubious ends.

In standing up to the CIA, MJ-12, and the military, JFK proved himself to be a hero for the ages. If only other presidents since JFK had done the same, modern history would have been far different. These presidents and their relationship to the secret government have been as follows:

  • Lyndon B. Johnson—complicit in the plot to kill JFK; became president as a result.
  • Richard M. Nixon—loose cannon who was removed from office by the CIA set-up known as Watergate.
  • Gerald Ford—member of the Warren Commission; installed as president as a “safe” place-holder.
  • Jimmy Carter—a Rockefeller protégé but with a disturbing degree of conscience; removed from office by various covert ops, including the 1980 recession and the Iran hostage crisis.
  • Ronald Reagan—ideal front man for takeover of society by the secret government and their banking allies; having failed to assassinate him, the CIA still kept him under tight control.
  • George H.W. Bush—ringleader from the CIA inner circle but a “Bozo” as president.
  • Bill Clinton—while governor of Arkansas, told by a CIA operative they had decided to make him president; they did, and Clinton did as he was told; became completely ineffective after the CIA entrapped him through the Monica Lewinsky affair.
  • George W. Bush—totally without qualifications; trotted out to cover-up 9/11 and start new Middle East wars; Federal Reserve kept his administration afloat financially by creating housing bubble.
  • Barack Obama—equally without qualifications; trotted out to cover-up a final New World Order triumph that may be intended to take place in the near future but which the Aeons are unlikely to allow; meanwhile, American society is collapsing at every level, with the secret government stoking the flames by fomenting the phony Tea Party rebellion.

So congratulations to Dr. Michael Salla in moving our knowledge of JFK and his role in the deeper history of our time further along in such a courageous and coherent manner. There are many indications that the CIA has waned in its influence in the last couple of decades, though its power may have been supplanted by units within the nether regions of the Pentagon and/or other agencies, including the Mossad. Nevertheless, Dr. Salla’s book Kennedy’s Last Stand: Eisenhower, UFOs, MJ-12 & JFK’s Assassination is a must-read in furthering our understanding of these tremendously important themes and events. The human drama set in motion in Dealey Plaza is far from over.

Richard C. Cook is a former federal analyst who now teaches meditation at the Lifestream Center in Roanoke, VA, USA. His latest book is “Return of the Aeons: The Planetary Spiritual Ascension.” His websites are and

Copyright 2013 by Richard C. Cook


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