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Dear Phil,

I need to contact you concerning
some data on the District of Columbia 
which I believe you do have.

Would you kindly reply, as soon as


/s/ Paul Mitchell

At 10:17 AM 1/26/97 -0500, you wrote:
>A Special Report from
>                The Intelligence Journal
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>TIJ/ Dec 1996
>by Frank Innes
>                THE "THEATER OF OPERATIONS"
>WHO’S TO SAY THAT we cannot learn from the lessons of history?  One of the
>most enigmatic and fascinating stories relevant to today’s political
>manoeuvrings concerns the career of the Carthaginian general, Hannibal. 
>Once again, as mentioned in previous Journals, one has to dig deep into the
>archives to uncover real information that is not normally covered in the
>history books made available today.  And it is from a properly
>reconstructed account of Hannibal’s amazing career as one of the world’s
>most ‘successful’ military leaders that we can shed some light on the
>seemingly inexplicable events that have occurred in world history for the
>past three hundred years. 
>The general belief is that Hannibal originally came from Carthage on the
>North African coast.  This is partially true.  The original Carthaginians
>are a sect of seafaring Phoenicians (Philistines) who moved to Carthage, on
>the north coast of Africa (Tunisia), to set up an independent state free
>from the influence of the growing Roman republic.   
>However, Rome is not to be ignored.  As a boy, Hannibal lives in Carthage
>for only one year before his father, Hamilcar Barca, having harassed the
>Romans from Sicily during the First Punic War, is finally brought to a
>decisive battle and his fleet destroyed by the Romans in the Aegates
>Islands in 241 BC.   Carthage sues for peace and is forced to cede Sicily
>and pay heavy financial indemnities to Rome.  
>During the next four years, Hamilcar presides over the rebuilding of the
>fleet and in 237 BC, when his son Hannibal is 5 years of age, Hamilcar is
>appointed commander-in-chief of the Carthaginian army and commences a
>conquest of Spain.  The intention is to found a new empire in the Iberian
>peninsula from which a second front against the Roman Empire can be planned
>and launched in the coming years. 
>The new city founded on the south-eastern seaboard of Spain is named New
>Carthage (now Cartagena).  This city is to be the base of operations for
>the coming confrontation with the Roman republic.  New Carthage is the
>military buffer to protect African Carthage, the parent city, from any
>reprisals arising out of future military campaigns to break, once and for
>all, the might of the Roman Eagle. 
>A few years later Hamilcar is killed.  Still in his teens, but already a
>seasoned, hard soldier and popular with his men, Hamilcar’s son, Hannibal,
>becomes head of the Carthaginian military machine.  One of Hannibal’s first
>actions is to violate an existing treaty with Rome by attacking the Roman
>Spanish dependency of Saguntum.  Rome responds by declaring war on Carthage
>in 218 BC, precipitating the 
>Second Punic War. That same year, with a force of approximately 26,000 men
>and a considerable quantity of elephants, Hannibal mobilises his mighty
>army, consisting of African regiments as well as Spanish colonial forces,
>and takes his now-famous bold step, marching north towards the Gallic
>His goal?   
>Nothing less than the invasion and total annihilation of Rome. 
>Hannibal crosses the Pyrenees, the Rhône River and finally the Alps, the
>latter in a mere fifteen days. The Alpine crossing is beset by snowstorms,
>landslides and the attacks of hostile mountain tribes.  Hannibal loses half
>of his elephants in the mountains and at the end of his first year the
>remainder of his elephants have all died.  Emerging from the snow-capped
>slopes of the Alps, Hannibal and his men stare down at the green and
>fertile plains of northern Italy for the very first time. 
>Miles to the south - Rome. 
>The enemy.   
>Hannibal is destined to be in Italy for the next 20 years. 
>The question often asked is “Why exactly did Hannibal invade Italy?” 
>The history books will tell us that it was because the city of African
>Carthage was indefensible with no nation and hinterland to provide cover in
>the event of a Roman attack.  Carthage was a city, not a nation.  Thus
>Hannibal’s motive for the Italian invasion, according to the history books,
>must be to strike the Roman aggressor at the source in order to keep the
>legions bottled up and out of definitive military 
>action. Is this stretching things or is this really the truth?  Let’s find
>out as Hannibal descends the slopes of the Italian Alps and views a hostile
>Roman force waiting for him on the plains below.   Emerging from the
>mountains at the end of their fearsome Alpine trek, Hannibal and his
>exhausted army engage the Roman general, Scipio Africanus the Elder, and
>inflict severe losses on the Roman legions at Ticinus and Trebia.  The
>following year, in 217 BC, Hannibal levels a crushing defeat against 
>the Roman consul, Gaius Flaminius, at Lake Trasimene.  After this victory,
>Hannibal then crosses the Apennines and invades the Roman provinces of
>Picenum and Apulia, ravaging the countryside as he moves through it.  
>Despite his undoubted military prowess and successes against the enemy,
>Hannibal has incurred losses.  Yet during the following twenty years of his
>Italian campaign, an interesting phenomenon can be observed, even from
>regular history books.  Hannibal never receives reinforcements from either
>African Carthage or Spain.  (In fact years later, in 207 BC, Hannibal’s
>brother, Hasdrubal, will attempt a back-up campaign from Spain, but a
>shocking and bizarre event occurs which will end Hannibal’s hope of ever
>receiving more reinforcements from his Spanish colony). 
>One first begins to smell a Carthaginian rat with Hannibal’s campaign when
>he emerges from the Alps into northern Italy after his initial trek across
>the Alps.  First, he fights the two previously described engagements with
>the Roman enemy, supposedly to gauge the tactics and manoeuvres of his
>opponent.  We must remember that a Roman battlefront had never been
>crushed.  Hannibal quickly sees that assaulting the flanks of the opposing
>forces will prove to be the winning measure against the enemy.  And so
>Hannibal never attacks the battlefront of the legions, not until a peculiar
>and very telling incident which would occur years later at the battle of
>The iron might of the Roman republic marches on iron-shod shoes and wields
>iron swords.  The Roman republic is the Iron Empire.  Its battlefront
>consists of a long unbroken line, five men deep, each with the famous
>shield held before them, interlocked in a wall of metal from which the
>stabbing swords and lances jab out, cutting down the disorganised charge of
>the barbarian hoards that smash against it.  The killing stroke in war is
>the stab.  Never the barbarian slashing stroke. At Ticinus and Trebia,
>Hannibal notices that the Roman ranks never move from their positions
>unless ordered.  If the Roman officer bellows, “Shields left!”, the wall of
>iron moves as a well-oiled machine, pressing, stabbing, pressing, stabbing.
> The sound of this machine is awesome.  Total silence - A shouted command
>followed by a metallic crash that can be heard several miles away.  A sound
>designed to cast terror into even the most valiant heart.  Here is the iron
>discipline of the Roman legionary who will hold his ground, even if
>mortally wounded, until replaced by a comrade from behind.   
>And thus Hannibal finds the weak spot of the Roman enemy.  Mustering on the
>high ground above the Romans at Ticinus, Hannibal watches the Roman officer
>corps riding out of the dew-laden morning fog enshrouding the legions
>below.  Hannibal kills the officers and thus the machine is paralysed.  The
>Carthaginians cut down the legionaries as they stand in their positions,
>frantically looked around for an officer to give them a command to turn or
>Realising that Hannibal always uses the advantage of higher ground before
>striking, the Roman High Command seeks the advice of one Quintus Fabius
>Maximus Verrucosus, who recommends a cautious strategy, shadowing the
>Carthaginian army and waiting for just the right moment to strike.  Fabius
>earns the nickname, ‘Cunctator’ (Delayer) because of his cautious stance. 
>Nevertheless, Fabius’ advice is accepted and it is agreed that Hannibal can
>be defeated just as long as he can be brought to battle on an open plain.  
>The Romans monitor Hannibal as he winters at Gerontium and finally, in the
>spring of 216 BC, Quintus Fabius Maximus and nearly every Roman senator of
>fighting age, bring the entire might of Rome’s legions, an army of over
>100,000 men, to face the Carthaginians on the beaches of the Adriatic at
>Hannibal still has not received any reinforcements from Spain, or for that
>matter, from Carthage in North Africa.  His army, now down to 5,000
>original Carthaginians remaining from the Alpine crossing, is bolstered by
>Italians, recruited and trained from the tribes on the upper course of the
>Po river.  
>Hannibal’s army in total numbers a little under 25,000 men.  The
>Carthaginians face a grim and determined Roman enemy, four times their
>number, with their backs against the Adriatic sea and nothing but defeat
>staring them in the face.  Hannibal and Fabius Maximus meet on the
>battlefield prior to hostilities and engage in a discussion which lasts
>about fifteen minutes.  Then each rides back to their 
>respective armies.  The Romans advance gloatingly for the kill, the iron
>battlefront locked in place, senators and officers alike slavering in
>anticipation of the coming annihilation of the Punic invader. 
>That historic day at Cannae, 95,000 Romans fall with the loss of only 3,500
>of Hannibal’s men.  Cannae will go down in history as one of the most
>decisive engagements ever fought.  The slaughter of the Roman army is so
>complete, only five senators manage to escape the butchery and flee the
>battlefield.  One of these senators is Quintus Fabius Maximus who rides out
>with the surviving senators and returns to a panicked Rome to seize
>absolute power in order to protect the empire from the approaching
>Yet immediately after his amazing victory at Cannae, Hannibal does
>something that no historians are able to explain.  He loiters three days
>with his army at Cannae.  At a time when all he has to do is march on Rome
>and force the capitulation of the entire empire now in disarray and
>tatters, Hannibal does nothing.  During this merciful respite, Quintus
>Fabius Maximus is able to muster, group and rally a defence force in Rome
>in anticipation of the coming Carthaginian invasion of the capital. 
>After three days, Hannibal finally moves towards Rome at a leisurely pace
>and strikes his camp in the suburban hills above the capital.  All Rome can
>see the dreaded Carthaginian force.  The people tremble and hand over the
>power and control Quintus Fabius Maximus demands in order that Rome might
>saved.   “No Roman dares sleep while Hannibal yet lives!” is the cry Fabius
>Maximus uses inside the Senate to seize total dictatorial power in Rome
>while Hannibal threatens the citizens outside with his mighty, victorious
>force perched on the hillsides above. 
>All around the terrified city: “No Roman dares sleep while Hannibal yet
>lives!” is whispered in hushed tones, less the devil on the hill himself
>should hear them and begin the killing. 
>Yet Hannibal never attacks Rome.   
>FOR THE NEXT FIFTEEN YEARS, he moves around Italy, ravaging the
>countryside, towns and properties, yet never once does he touch the estates
>of the Roman senators.  Our history books explain away this strange fact as
>a psychological tactic employed by Hannibal to encourage the Roman people
>to hate their own senators.  There is of course another ominous explanation
>for this scenario which fits all 
>the facts.  Maybe Hannibal worked for the Roman senators.  Furthermore,
>Hannibal’s pillaging army is not once engaged by Roman forces who have been
>expressly forbidden by Quintus Fabius Maximus to attack the Carthaginian
>general unless authorised by the Roman Pentagon.   
>How about that one for a parallel with Vietnam? 
>Hannibal replenishes his army from the populations in the surrounding
>countryside.  There are now none of his original forces from Spain still
>existing and incredibly he still has received NO REINFORCEMENTS from New
>Carthage in Spain or for that matter, from the parent city, Carthage, in
>North Africa.  Hannibal’s army is now fully Italian, or should we say,
>And then, an even stranger event occurs.  In 207 BC, Hannibal finally calls
>Spain for reinforcements and specifically requests that his brother,
>Hasdrubal, head the relief army.  Hasdrubal begins the crossing towards
>Italy but is surprised, defeated and slain by the Roman consul, Gaius
>Claudius Nero, at the Battle of the Metaurus River.  Many sources believe
>that Hasdrubal was betrayed by his own brother.  Five years later, in 202
>BC, the Roman general, Scipio Africanus the Elder, musters a Roman army and
>makes to attack Carthage on the north African coast, believing that
>Hannibal must return to defend his home city.  Scipio is correct in his
>assumption.  Incredibly, Hannibal disembarks Italy with his entire army
>without so much as a Roman skirmish to send him on his way.  Why don’t the
>Romans seize this 
>opportunity to attack the terrible Hannibal while he has half his army on
>board and half in the water?  
>Why doesn’t Quintus Fabius Maximus even make the brave attempt to engage an
>enemy that has been ravaging Roman soil for the better part of sixteen
>years?  The amazing fact remains that every last man of Hannibal’s army
>makes it off to sea… and no-one has ever explained how. 
>Hannibal lands his army on the northern coast of Africa and receives his
>first reinforcements from African Carthage before meeting Scipio’s army at
>Zama.  Now Hannibal, the master strategist of Cannae, Ticinus, Trebia and a
>hundred skirmishes in between, suddenly becomes an absolute fool.  The
>night before the battle, Hannibal walks onto the battlefield and meets with
>Scipio and the two generals talk for a while.  What is it that the boys are
>scheming?  According to our history books, which are still valiantly trying
>to explain away all the inconsistencies up to this point, Scipio tells
>Hannibal that if the latter is defeated, a just peace will be given to
>Whatever is said, the following day in battle, Hannibal does the
>unthinkable.  Now we do not see the Cannae - the military master-touch. 
>Incredibly the first wave of Hannibal’s Italian army is ordered directly at
>the Roman battlefront and is butchered to the last man without mercy.  Then
>the colonial, African army is ordered in, fed to the Roman machine and is
>also slaughtered in totality.  Finally Hannibal musters the third charge,
>consisting of the remainder of his home-trained, Italian regiments, and 
>runs them directly at the Roman battlefront he has never attacked in all
>his years as a military commander.  After that terrible, final charge,
>during which a good proportion of his raw recruits lose their nerve and
>flee, only thirty-five veterans survive the total obliteration of
>Hannibal’s military strength, effectively ending Hannibal and Carthage as a
>military power, bringing the Second Punic War to a efinitive close.  
>Questions:  Why did Hannibal send in his army to be deliberately
>What was discussed between Scipio and Hannibal at that fateful meeting the
>night before? Scipio and Fabius Maximus are historically viewed to be the
>cream of the Roman republic’s military leadership.  How can this be when
>both of them acted so inconsistently and erratically? 
>In the peaceful years that follow Zama, where do we find Hannibal?  Is he
>brought captured in chains and vanquished to Rome where the senators make a
>public spectacle of their enemy before having him flogged and crucified? 
>Is Hannibal returned to Carthage where he is court-marshalled and executed
>for gross dereliction of duty by his peers? 
>Guess where we find Hannibal? 
>Sitting on the Carthage Council under Roman rule!  Two years later, he
>rides to the Middle East with a handful of picked officers and raises
>armies to threaten the peace of the Empire.  Always the bad man, Hannibal. 
>For thirty years, Quintus Fabius 
>Maximus uses the gruesome spectre of Hannibal to daunt and frighten Roman
>citizens into handing over absolute power in order to set up the autocratic
>state that will eventually become the imperial power of Rome.   Always “No
>Roman dares sleep while Hannibal yet lives!” to cow the cattle into
>quivering submission 
>so every right can be given up in the name of collective survival.  We are
>told that Hannibal is finally cornered and takes poison to end his life. 
>“So Romans can sleep…” are allegedly his last words. 
>The true facts surrounding Hannibal’s death are hard to come by and the
>questions still remain.   Was his suicide faked so he could take early
>retirement on the shores of the Adriatic?  Did Hannibal betray his own
>country, his brother and his army?  The history books prefer not to dig too
>deeply into allegiances and motivations.  Yet one is tempted to ask the
>final question:  
>Whose side was the boy really on? 
> Today there exists a socialist society whose avowed aim is to coerce the
>public into surrendering their rights for a socialist New World Order.  It
>achieves this goal by raising before a cowering public the spectres of
>invincible enemies, social or environmental problems which can only be
>overcome by an expanded government given all the powers necessary to fight
>such horrid evils.  This powerful society is a 
>think-tank from which emerges much of the political strategy we see
>emanating from the United Kingdom and America today.  It’s name is the
>Fabian Society, named after its hero, Quintus Fabius Maximus ‘Cunctator’,
>the first dictator of the Roman republic.
>TIJ// ends...

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