Peter Beter

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Peter David Beter
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Born Peter David Beter
Died 1987 (aged 65–66)
Nationality American

Peter David Beter (June 21, 1921 – March 14, 1987[1] ) was an American attorney[2] and financier.[3] He ran for governor in 1968 in the Republican Party primary in the state of West Virginia (although he was formerly a Democrat), but lost.[4] Politically, he was a staunch admirer of ex-Alabama governor George Wallace for his ethics; Beter also drafted Wallace as the American party candidate in 1973 but numerous republicans opposed such efforts.[5] Nonetheless, he later became a member of his Draft-Wallace committee.[6]

Biography[edit]

Beter is a native of Huntington, son of Lebanese immigrants who became grocers after coming to the United States in 1899. He graduated from West Virginia University and later got his Doctor of Juris degree in law from the law school of George Washington University.[7][8] Beter practiced law in Washington D.C. from 1951 to 1961. He was the general counsel for the American Gold Association (now called the Gold Prospectors Association of America) from 1958 to 1961.[citation needed] In 1961, he was appointed by President John F. Kennedy as general counsel for the Export-Import Bank of the United States, where he served until 1967. [9] [10] Beter also co-founded a mining exploration company in Zaire, and represented international financial interests in Europe, South America, and the Middle East.[11]

In 1973, he published a book: Conspiracy Against the Dollar: The Spirit of the New Imperialism, which alleged that world events were controlled by three secret factions: the Rockefeller family, the "Bolshevik-Zionist axis," and the Kremlin. His intent was to warn everyone against the plans of the "Rockefeller Cartel", which he thought risked having the United States meet the same fate as France in World War II. [12] .[13]

In 1974, Beter publicly stated that most of the gold in Fort Knox had been sold to European interests, at prices vastly below market rates. According to him, international speculators had dishonestly obtained the gold. [14] [15]

Beter released a series of 80 audio newsletter tapes between 1975 and 1982. [13] Beter was known for his highly controversial claims, some of which included allegations of conspiracy in the highest places. Beter claimed that:

  • The Jonestown massacre was staged to camouflage a joint U.S.-Israeli military operation to destroy a Soviet missile base in Guyana. The Jonestown incident explained the movement of U.S. military personnel into Guyana and concealed the real count of casualties from the attack on the Soviet base.[24]

In contemporary culture[edit]

Through his tapes, Beter influenced various people such as the 1980s punk band, The Wanderers.[26] In the controversial Crusaders Comic book series published by Jack T. Chick, Double Cross: Alberto, part two, Peter Beter is cited as a reliable authority on why the body count changed in the wake of the Jonestown massacre.

See also[edit]

Influential figures

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Deaths Elsewhere Series: deaths elsewhere". St. Petersburg Times - St. Petersburg, Fla. March 17, 1987. Retrieved 17 June 2011 Fulltext at http://pastebin.com/h6CsQGJu. 
  2. ^ Rudy Maxa (April 15, 1979). "Front Page People". The Washington Post. 
  3. ^ Raleigh Register - Friday, November 10, 1972 - Beckley, West Virginia. Retrieved on June,2010. (requires subscription for access)
  4. ^ FBI Archives, retrieved on July 2007, Sunday Gazette-Mail newspaper.
  5. ^ Rome-News Tribune. March 11, 1973
  6. ^ FBI Archives, retrieved on July 2007,The Journal-news newspaper
  7. ^ Charleston Gazette - Thursday, February 20, 1975 - Charleston, West Virginia. Retrieved on June,2010 (requires subscription for access)
  8. ^ Beckley Post Herald - Wednesday, April 17, 1968 - Beckley, West Virginia. Retrieved on June,2010. (requires subscription for access)
  9. ^ "How they voted". The Charleston Gazette. March 7, 1978. "President John F. Kennedy appointed Peter Beter to be counsel to the US Export-Import Bank" 
  10. ^ Hudnall, Ken (2004). The Occult Connection II: The Hidden Race. Omega Press. p. 265. ISBN 0-9754923-7-3. 
  11. ^ Forbes Business Magazine,Profile of Lilly O Beter, Retrieved on May 2007[dead link]
  12. ^ Hatonn, Gyeorgos Ceres (1993). Relative Connections. p. 147. 
  13. ^ a b Lewis, James R.; Petersen, Jesper Aagaard (2004). Controversial New Religions. Oxford [Oxfordshire]: Oxford University Press. p. 66. ISBN 0-19-515682-X. 
  14. ^ "Security at Fort Knox Depository". The Post-Standard. December 25, 1980. "in 1974, Peter Beter, a former attorney for the Export-Import Bank, contended that Army trucks in the dead of night had carted off all of Fort Knox's gold." 
  15. ^ Hatonn, Gyeorgos Ceres (1994). Missing the Lifeboat. Phoenix Source. p. 208. ISBN 1-56935-033-7. 
  16. ^ Beter's Audio letters archive
  17. ^ Beter's Audio letters archive
  18. ^ Beter's Audio letters archive
  19. ^ Beter's Audio letters archive
  20. ^ Beter's Audio letters archive
  21. ^ Beter's Audio letters archive
  22. ^ Beter's Audio letters archive
  23. ^ Beter's Audio letters archive
  24. ^ Moore, Dr. Rebecca (Fall 2002). "Reconstructing Reality: Conspiracy Theories About Jonestown". Journal of Popular Culture 36 (#2). Retrieved July 2007. 
  25. ^ Beter, Peter. "About Air Booms Phenomenon caused by Cosmospheres firing particle beam weapons in De-focused mode". Retrieved July 2009. 
  26. ^ Brian Smith, The Wanderers, June 29, 2000, Phoenix New Times

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