Jews use “fifth column” political strategy to overthrow the gullible goyim

Jews use “fifth column” political strategy to overthrow the gullible goyim

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Did you know that the Jews’ “fifth column” political concept of placing their people in the midst of a state, to provide them with the power to ‘pull the roof down’ on its central defenses at a crucial moment, derives from the Old Testament episode of the Jews’ hero Samson ‘supporting’ the two pillars of the Philistines’ ‘House of Commons’, before pulling the roof down on those making sport of him from the galleries above?

For blind Samson, with one pillar on his right and the other on his left, is interpreted by Jewry’s high cabal as an exemplification of the place their blind “lesser brethren” occupy in their service, as secretly ridiculed by them and only ostensibly supporting the right and left wing factions of the governments of their Gentile host nations.

For ordinary Jews really only support “what’s good for the Jews”, in their Gentile host nations; and Jewry’s high cabal has always viewed their blind “lesser brethren” ‘supporting’ their right-left political paradigm of a state as expendable, especially should they ever have to bring the world down with themselves in one last great “Samson Option” social cataclysm (c.f., Judges 16.21–30 in the Jews’ Old Testament oracles).

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Officially a fifth column is any group of people who undermine a larger group—such as a nation or a besieged city—from within. The activities of a fifth column can be overt or clandestine. Forces gathered in secret can mobilize openly to assist an external attack.

This term is also extended to organized actions by military personnel. Clandestine fifth column activities can involve acts of sabotage, disinformation, or espionage executed within defense lines by secret sympathizers with an external force. That is, making oneself to appear as the very thing one wishes to destroy.

Don Emilio Mola y Vidal, 1st Duke of Mola, Grandee of Spain (June 9, 1887 – June 3, 1937) was a Spanish Nationalist commander during the Spanish Civil War. He was a veteran of the African wars where he rose to prominence serving with the Regulares Indígenas. He led the military uprising that culminated in the Spanish Civil War. He coined the term "fifth column". He was the nephew of the famed Cuban revolutionary Leoncio Vidal

Emilio Mola was a Nationalist commander during the Spanish Civil War. He led the military uprising that culminated in the Spanish Civil War. This very Jewish looking “Spanish” creep coined the term “fifth column”.  He was the nephew of the Cuban revolutionary Leoncio Vidal

Emilio Mola was a nationalist General during the Spanish Civil War, and he told a journalist in 1936 that as his four columns of troops approached Madrid, a “fifth column” of supporters inside the city would support him and undermine the Republican government from within. As a result the “fifth column” term was widely used in Spain and Ernest Hemingway used it as the title of his only play, which he wrote in Madrid while the city was being bombarded, and he published it in 1938 in his book The Fifth Column and the First Forty-Nine Stories.

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Iran in the background as Iraq prepares campaign to retake Ramadi

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U.S. officials on May 26 downplayed Islamic State of Iraq and Levant’s (ISIL) recent gains in Iraq as Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi pledged to recapture Ramadi in days, perhaps with assistance from Iran.

The Iraqi government has called for volunteers and enlisted the aid of Shi’ite militiamen in its counteroffensive in ISIL-controlled Ramadi, the capital of Anbar province.

The militiamen, some of which have ties with Iran forces, advanced on May 26 within a few kilometers of Ramadi’s southwestern edge.

The Iraqi army is expected to launch an operation to retake Ramadi in the coming days.

The Iraqi army is expected to launch an operation to retake Ramadi in the coming days.

Related: U.S. ally against ISIL? Iran conducts air strikes on northern Iraq, Dec. 4, 2014

Maj. Gen. Qasem Soleimani, who heads Iran’s elite Quds Force, said over the weekend that Iran has done far more than the U.S. against the Islamic State of Iraq and Levant (ISIL).

“Obama has not done a damn thing so far to confront Daesh: doesn’t that show that there is no will in America to confront it?� Soleimani said according to Iran’s state controlled Mehr. “Daesh� is a derogatory Arabic term for ISIL.

Meanwhile the White House has downplayed recent ISIL gains.

“Are we going to light our hair on fire every time there’s a setback?â€� White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest said. Earnest boasted that President Barack Obama’s strategy against ISIL has “yielded important successes.â€�

A spokesman for the Shi’ite militia said Iraqi forces have Ramadi surrounded from three sides.

On May 26, Iraq’s Defense Ministry said its forces were able to stave off an ISIL offensive in the town of Khaldiya, 15 miles east of Ramadi and 50 miles west of Baghdad.

Iraq also awaits delivery of 2,000 anti-tank rockets from the U.S., slated for arrival within the next week.

Obama reportedly recently met with security advisers at the White House to discuss the possibility of revamping U.S. strategy in the wake of ISIL seizing Ramadi. The Pentagon said the loss of Ramadi would not give ISIL a launching pad to threaten Baghdad.

“They had controlled 80 percent to 90 percent [of Ramadi] for a while and now they have the whole thing,� a senior U.S. military officer, speaking on condition of anonymity, said. “It hasn’t shifted the overall battlefield that much.�


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Egypt has destroyed over 500 tunnels at Gaza border since October

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Egypt’s army has closed off more than 500 tunnels as President Abdul Fatah Sisi’s “comprehensiveâ€� crackdown on militancy continues in Sinai and on the border with the Gaza Strip.

Egyptian security forces destroy a tunnel near the Gaza border.

Egyptian security forces destroy a tunnel near the Gaza border.

Military spokesman Gen. Mohammed Samir told state-owned al-Ahram newspaper on May 25 that 521 tunnels connecting Gaza to Egypt have been discovered since large-scale operations in the North Sinai province began in October.

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Egyptian security forces have also confiscated over 6,000 weapons and 2,350 kilograms of explosives from militants during the six-month operation, Sami said.

North Sinai has been under emergency military rule since October as militants have killed more than 30 Egyptian soldiers in the area. Schools are closed in the province and a curfew in strictly enforced.

Egypt has demolished thousands of homes in the area and has discovered tunnels concealed in many of them.

Sisi has promised to do more to combat militants in North Sinai where groups of militants are known to execute residents who are seen as “collaborating� with the government.

Sisi also said his government would invest $1.3 billion in the region, where unemployment is over 14 percent.


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Report: Saudis may buy nukes from Pakistan to answer Iran deal

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By Backgrounder, Geostrategy-Direct.com

Saudi Arabia intends to purchase nuclear weapons from Pakistan in response to Iran’s nuclear arrangement, according to a U.S. official.

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“There has been a longstanding agreement in place with the Pakistanis and the House of Saud has now made the strategic decision to move forward,” the official said.

Asked if the move signaled Riyadh’s intention to become a nuclear power, the U.S. official said “that has to be the assumption,” the Sunday Times reported

Many analysts subscribe to the “domino” theory in which Saudi and Iran’s entry into the nuclear fold would be followed quickly by Turkey and Egypt.

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Penn State fraternity shut down for three years after nude photos

(Reuters) – Penn State University on Tuesday said it was withdrawing recognition from a fraternity for three years after members were accused of posting pictures they took of mostly undressed women onto private Facebook pages.

A university investigation found “a persistent series of deeply troubling activities” within the Kappa Delta Rho fraternity, the school said in a statement.

“The organizational misbehaviors is far more than the University can tolerate from a student organization that seeks its imprimatur,” vice president for Student Affairs Damon Sims said.

Sims said instances of physical and emotionally abusive hazing were uncovered during the investigation, including boxing matches set up between pledges, in addition to drug use and sales within the fraternity.

The school’s decision overrode the decision of the student-led Interfraternity Council, which sought for the organization to remain recognized while facing punishments. Sims said not all of the members were equally culpable for the activities.

The fraternity was suspended as of March 3 after the images of the women, who were passed out or sleeping, were uploaded to the social media accounts. The pages had about 150 members including students and alumni, according to media.

Penn State University’s president said in March a re-evaluation of the school’s fraternity system may be needed after the scandal broke.

Cases of racism, hazing, nude photos, vandalism and a death have rocked U.S. college fraternities in recent months, including a University of Oklahoma fraternity that was closed after a video surfaced online in which students chanted about lynchings and used racist epithets.

(Reporting by Curtis Skinner in San Francisco; Editing by Robert Birsel)

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Obama administration asks U.S. top court to decline Google copyright appeal

By Lawrence Hurley and Dan Levine

WASHINGTON/SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – The Obama administration on Tuesday sided against Google Inc and said the U.S. Supreme Court should not hear the company’s appeal in a case against Oracle Corp with wide implications for the technology industry, according to a court filing.

The case involves how much copyright protection should extend to the Java programing language. Oracle won a federal appeals court ruling last year that allows it to copyright parts of Java, while Google argues it should be free to use Java without paying a licensing fee.

Google, which used Java to design its Android smartphone operating system, appealed to the U.S. Supreme Court. The high court then asked the Obama administration in January for its opinion on whether it should take the case because the federal government has a strong interest.

The Federal Trade Commission, for instance, must ensure companies do not break antitrust laws when claiming software copyright protection against each other.

According to Google, an Oracle victory would obstruct “an enormous amount of innovation” because software developers would not be able to freely build on each others’ work. But Oracle says effective copyright protection is the key to software innovation.

In the court filing on Tuesday, U.S. Solicitor General Donald Verrilli said Google’s argument that the code is not entitled to copyright protection lacks merit and did not need to be reviewed by the Supreme Court.

Verrilli added that Google had raised important concerns about the effect that enforcement of Oracle’s copyright could have on software development, but said those issues could be addressed via further proceedings on Google’s separate “fair use” defense in San Francisco federal court.

The Supreme Court could better assess the issues, Verrilli said, if it had all relevant legal arguments before it at the same time.

The Obama administration had been locked in internal wrangling over what position to take in the high-profile litigation between the two American technology companies.

Google has a close relationship with the Obama administration. However, there is no indication that the internal debate on software copyright involves any issues beyond legal policy.

The nine justices request that Verrilli, as the Obama administration’s top lawyer before the Supreme Court, weigh in on about 20 cases a year in which the federal government has a strong interest.

The justices generally give greater weight to what a solicitor general says than other third parties that take a side in a case. This influence has caused the solicitor general to be dubbed the “10th justice.”

The Supreme Court is expected to decide whether to hear the case by the end of its term in June.

“We appreciate the solicitor general’s careful review of this issue, however we’re disappointed with these conclusions,” Google said in a statement.

Oracle said it was “pleased” with the recommendation, which “affirms the importance of copyright protection as an incentive for software innovation.”

The case is Google v. Oracle, U.S. Supreme Court, No. 14-410.

(Editing by Will Dunham)

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Silk Road drug site staff member avoids further U.S. prison time

By Nate Raymond

NEW YORK (Reuters) – An Australian man who moderated the discussion forums on the underground drug website Silk Road was sentenced to time served on Tuesday after already being in custody for 17 months.

Peter Nash, 42, dropped his head into his hands as U.S. District Judge Thomas Griesa in Manhattan announced the sentence, which came after he provided prosecutors information about his conduct and pleaded guilty.

“It’s very gratifying that Peter can return home and be reunited with his fiancée and his family,” Andrew Frisch, his lawyer, said outside of court.

The proceedings came just three days before a U.S. federal judge is set to sentence Ross Ulbricht, the creator of Silk Road who authorities say operated the website under the alias Dread Pirate Roberts. He faces up to life in prison.

Silk Road operated for more than two years, allowing users to anonymously buy drugs and other illicit goods using the digital currency bitcoin and generating over $214 million in sales in the process, prosecutors said.

Nash was one of a handful of staff members working on Silk Road at the time of Ulbricht’s arrest the website’s shutdown in October 2013, operating under the alias Samesamebutdifferent.

Nash, who also had worked for a support service for adults with mental disabilities, was charged in December 2013 along with two alleged site administrators, Andrew Jones and Gary Davis, and arrested in Australia.

After being extradited, he pleaded guilty in March to conspiracy to commit narcotics trafficking and money laundering, telling Griesa then that he became involved with Silk Road to buy drugs and for “social connections.”

Nash at his plea said he never knew the real identity of Silk Road’s operator, who asked him to moderate its discussion forums. Frisch said he used the $25,000 he earned to buy drugs.

“It was never my intention to cause upset or harm,” Nash said in court Tuesday. “But needless to say that is what happened.”

While Nash normally would face 10 years minimum in prison in light of his plea, that requirement was waived as Nash was a first-time, non-violent offender who provided information to prosecutors about his conduct.

Ulbricht, 31, was found guilty in February of charges including of conspiracy to commit drug trafficking, money laundering, computer hacking, and other charges.

Jones pleaded guilty in October. Davis is pending extradition in Ireland.

The case is U.S. v. Jones, U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York, No, 13-cr-950.

(Reporting by Nate Raymond in New York, editing by G Crosse)

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Charter’s $56 billion Time Warner Cable deal to face U.S. scrutiny

By Malathi Nayak and Diane Bartz

NEW YORK/WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Charter Communications Inc, seeking to remake the U.S. cable television industry by acquiring larger rival Time Warner Cable Inc for $56 billion, will try to skirt the regulatory obstacles that helped sink Comcast Corp’s earlier bid for Time Warner Cable.

The combined company would control a big swath of the cable and Internet markets, marking a huge step toward industry consolidation, long advocated by cable pioneer John Malone, Charter’s biggest shareholder.

But before that can happen, the Federal Communications Commission will “look to see how American consumers would benefit if the deal were to be approved,” said the agency’s chairman, Tom Wheeler.

The agreement is the latest example of how cable companies are grappling with declining subscriber numbers as viewers shift to cheaper and more flexible streaming services offered by Netflix Inc, Amazon.com Inc, Hulu and others.

Even premium cable network HBO, owned by Time Warner Cable’s former parent, recently started a stand-alone streaming service.

Charter and others have been beefing up their higher-margin Internet businesses through consolidation and partnerships to offset TV subscriber losses.

That market power is likely to be regulators’ main focus.The combined companies would control about one-fifth of the U.S. broadband Internet market, according to research firm MoffettNathanson.

The merged company would still be smaller than Comcast, which serves about one-third of U.S. broadband users, said analyst Craig Moffett in a note to clients. He added that “one has to be sober about genuine risks that this deal could still be rejected.”

Still, experts said the transaction is different enough from the scuttled Comcast takeover that it is likely to win regulatory approval with certain conditions.

“This is a qualitatively different deal,” said Adonis Hoffman, former chief of staff to FCC Commissioner Mignon Clyburn and a founder of Business in the Public Interest think tank.

“The regulatory hurdles will be lower on this transaction primarily because you don’t have the same public interest concerns that you had with Comcast, in additional to a smaller total footprint across the nation.

“A VERY DIFFERENT TRANSACTION”

Time Warner Cable’s shares rose 7.3 percent to $183.60, still well below Charter’s $195.71 cash and stock offer. Charter shares rose 2.5 percent to close at $179.78.

Executives from Charter and Time Warner Cable said concerns were overblown that the deal could face the same opposition as the Comcast takeover did.

“It’s a smaller company so some of the concerns that were raised about potential abuses of a larger company don’t pertain here,” Time Warner Chief Executive Rob Marcus said in an interview.

“It is also the case that we don’t have any of the other complications that arose out of Comcast being a vertically integrated media company with a broadcast network, a movie studio, a national cable network,” he said.

Consumers Union, the advocacy arm of Consumer Reports magazine, said on Tuesday that Time Warner Cable placed 16th out of 17 companies in its customer satisfaction survey, while Charter ranked 14th.

Charter CEO Tom Rutledge, defending the quality of the company’s service in an interview, said its slowest Internet data speed was a swift 60 megabits per second, which it offers for $60 a month. Time Warner Cable’s “basic” tier is 10 megabits, initially priced at $30 a month, according to its website.

Rutledge said the combined company would bring back customer service jobs to the United States that have been outsourced to offshore calling centers.

“We plan to use in-house people to do service and transactions, and all that leads to higher quality, which actually reduces costs as your get better customer experiences,” he said.

“WILL CABLE PRICES GO UP?”

Comcast walked away last month from the deal to buy Time Warner Cable for $45 billion, citing regulatory concerns.

Now the pressure is on Malone, a 74-year-old billionaire dubbed the “King of Cable,” to show that he can complete a deal that slipped away from his larger rival.

The Charter/Time Warner Cable deal would likely be approved by the Justice Department’s Antitrust Division but could face conditions at the Federal Communications Commission, said Gene Kimmelman, who worked at the Justice Department.

“It’s more of an FCC focus and there they have still a heavy lift. Will cable prices go up? Will broadband prices go up?” said Kimmelman, now president of public interest group Public Knowledge. He added that the regulators’ review would also focus on developing Internet video competition.

If the deal is blocked, Charter would be on the hook for a $2 billion break-up fee, the companies said.

Malone, who in the 1980s built a small Denver cable company into the nation’s largest cable system, has been outspoken about the need for more consolidation.

He said in 2013 that cable companies should team up to create a rival to Netflix, pooling their money to acquire the kind of content that would be too expensive for a single cable operator to acquire.

As part of the complicated deal, Charter also wins control of Bright House Networks from Advance Newhouse for $10.4 billion. That would help Charter expand in Florida, a market where Bright House has a strong presence.

A combined Charter-TWC would serve large clusters of subscribers in New York, Texas and California. Charter would have the size to undercut telecommunications companies in the lucrative data services market.

(Additional reporting by Supantha Mukherjee and Abhirup Roy in Bengaluru, Alina Selyukh in Washington, and Lauren Tara LaCapra in New York; Writing by Nick Zieminski and Christian Plumb in New York; Editing by Sriraj Kalluvila, Ted Kerr, Jeffrey Benkoe and Steve Orlofsky)

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Bombing exposes Saudi failure to curb sectarian strains

By Sami Aboudi

DUBAI (Reuters) – A suicide bombing in Saudi Arabia as it presses on with its war against Shi’ite fighters in Yemen has exposed the Sunni kingdom’s failure to curb sectarianism at home and prompted fears that such tensions can only get worse.

Islamic State, which claimed Friday’s attack on a Shi’ite mosque, is trying to stir up sectarian confrontation as a way of hastening the overthrow of the ruling Al Saud, and is keenly aware of the war’s potential for pitting Sunni against Shi’ite.

At stake is the stability of the world’s top oil exporter, a U.S. ally that has escaped the post-Arab Spring turmoil tearing up Iraq, Syria and Libya.

Saudi authorities have avoided using openly sectarian terms to describe the Houthis, allies of Iran who adhere to the Zaydi sect of Shi’ite Islam, but many journalists, clerics and social media users have shown no such restraint.

Saudi King Salman condemned the mosque attack, saying he was “heartbroken” over the violence and Crown Prince Mohammed bin Nayef flew to the eastern province, along with the Mufti — the kingdom’s top Sunni religious authority — to offer condolences.

King Salman also vowed to bring those behind the bombing and those who sympathize with it to justice.

But analysts say Saudi Arabia and some other Gulf Arab states have done little to crack down on an outpouring of online venom, a discourse which Shi’ites say provides an incubator for violence against the minority sect.

National identity in Saudi Arabia is closely bound up with the strict Wahhabi Sunni school, which views Shi’ism as heretical, and whose leading clerics sometimes publicly cast doubt on whether Shi’ites are truly Muslim.

The language of hate has grown bolder during the course of the Yemen campaign, launched after the Houthis seized much of that country last September in what Riyadh saw as an expansion by Shi’ite Iran’s influence over Sunni Arab lands.

IRAN FEARS

Now with the mosque attack, sectarian relations could feel more strain. While Saudi authorities wish to discourage violence on home soil, there are limits to how much they can rein in anti-Shi’ite rhetoric given the fears aroused by an assertive Iran.

“There are those who are trying to divide Saudi society on a sectarian basis,” said Tawfiq al-Seif, a Saudi thinker.

He said the bombing, the second significant attack against Shi’ites in six months, “rekindles a feeling of fear that we are not looking at isolated incidents”.

Kuwaiti analyst Ghanim al-Najjar said the bombing occurred “in the context of turning a blind eye to the discourse of hate throughout the region”.

“This discourse of hate is the incubator of this violence.”

Toby Matthiesen, a research fellow of Islamic and Middle Eastern Studies at the University of Cambridge, agreed.

“After last year’s attack in al-Ahsa, there was a lot of positive sentiment from many Saudis from across the kingdom, who denounced the attack,” Matthiesen said, referring to shootings that killed seven Shi’ites in November.

“We also have seen a lot of denunciations this time, but at the same time we have seen some applauding the attack. So I think this time, the attack may well deepen divisions, particularly as it comes in the wake of the Yemen war.”

Khaled Almaeena, editor at large at the English-language Saudi Gazette, wrote that those who carried out the al-Qadeeh attack were driven by “an insane ideology disseminated by self-appointed clerics and reformers.

“For too long, we have kept quiet as they used the mosques, the media and all other forms of communication to spread their evil philosophy,” he wrote in a column on Sunday.

“We did not do anything and watched silently as some imams spewed hatred and spread falsehood about Muslims of other sects.”

ISLAMIC LAW

Traditional Wahhabi doctrine is ultra-conservative, viewing Shi’ites as heretical, arguing against interaction with non-Muslims, opposing gender mixing, imposing a strict version of Islamic law and urging resumption of early Muslim practices.

Shi’ites complain that some Sunni clerics, with hundreds of thousands of online followers, regularly attack members of the minority sect as apostates, rejectionists and Safavids — a reference to a 16th century Persian ruling dynasty that introduced Shi’ite Islam to what is now Iran.

Analysts say sectarian discourse escalated after the Saudi-led military campaign against the Houthis began on March 26.

“Labels such as enemies and traitors are regularly used. These give an excuse for militants to target Shi’ites,” said Waleed Sulais, a researcher at the Saudi Adalah Centre for human rights who is also a Shi’ite.

Some have called for the arrest of prominent Shi’ite figures in Saudi Arabia, including al-Seif, while others launched what they called the “Storm of Deletion” — to push for getting Shi’ite television stations off the air.

Mohsen al-Awaji, a prominent Sunni Islamist activist, said the Saudi-led campaign in Yemen, if anything, had reduced sectarian tensions and Shi’ites in the Gulf were not being targeted. There were however limits to this tolerance.

“One cannot be silent at those who raise pictures of (Iranian-backed) Hezbollah and to Iranian leaders in public,” he said.

Hate speech is not the preserve of Sunni clerics loyal to Riyadh.

Islamic State leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, in a speech a week before the Qadeeh attack, dismissed the Al Saud as “guard dogs” of the West and Israel. Islamic State’s enemies, including Shi’ites, were “allies of Satan”.

Al-Seif said senior Saudi officials have rarely made any public gestures towards Shi’ites that would send a clear message to the dominant Sunni majority that targeting the minority sect would not be tolerated.

He said one sure way to send such a message to hardliners was to issue laws that would safeguard “national unity” and criminalize hate rhetoric.

“I believe that fighting and dismantling the incubator of terrorism is what will be useful in the long run,” al-Seif said. “The government needs to look into political and legal measures, including a law that would preserve national unity and criminalize hate,” he said.

(Reporting by Sami Aboudi; editing by William Maclean and Giles Elgood)

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Family still wonders about man missing since 1958



Bill Seiler, left, who has been missing since 1958, with his baby brother Dan and younger brother Bob.




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Bill Seiler, left, who has been missing since 1958, with his baby brother Dan and younger brother Bob.

A missing man named William Frederick Seiler has been on my mind lately.

His granddaughter, Tracy Seiler, made a plea on social media recently to anyone who might be helpful: “If you recognize him, even by a different name, please contact me. I’d love to know what happened to him.”

We have exchanged emails, she with a longing for closure, I as a would-be detective.

This is a very cold case getting colder, but here is what we have:

On Oct. 6, 1958, Bill Seiler went to the Carlton House Downtown to meet Mark Alexander, a potential investor in his business. Mr. Seiler, 35, was in plastics manufacturing.

His family last heard from him that afternoon when he called his wife, Rose. She reported to The Pittsburgh Press that “he sounded awfully happy.”

Rose was at home at 1125 St. Martin St. in the South Side Slopes with their three children. Her husband’s wallet was found on the Smithfield Street Bridge. His white 1958 Chrysler was found in a parking garage on Seventh Street. Mr. Seiler was never found.

“Tons of rumors ran through the family about what happened to him,” Ms. Seiler told me. “The only thing everyone seems to agree on is that he didn’t commit suicide and he liked to gamble.”

An unidentified clergyman called the police after receiving Mr. Seiler’s parking claim ticket in an anonymous envelope. A newspaper in the car was opened to the racing section. A garage attendant told police Mr. Seiler was carrying a wad of cash.

The story remained in the papers for a few days.

Some family members think Bill Seiler may have gone into hiding with a secret.

Tracy Seiler said her older relatives refuse to talk about the case, but her cousin, Sandy Seiler, has researched the disappearance as part of her genealogical work. She learned the investigation was taken on by Lawrence Maloney, an assistant superintendent of city police at the time who was later accused of racketeering but acquitted at trial.

I called retired Pittsburgh police Cmdr. Ron Freeman, a police historian, to see if he remembered the Seiler case. He didn’t, but he knew Mr. Maloney as “a corrupt individual. I remember him requiring us to buy uniforms and equipment from one vendor and we found out he was getting kickbacks from them.”

Mr. Freeman called several retired officers who might have remembered the Seiler case and said they all showed an interest but could recollect nothing.

I asked him whether Maloney may have taken the investigation in order to quash it because he had something to do with Mr. Seiler. Mr. Freeman said Mr. Maloney could have exercised some malevolent influence over the case, but he was circumspect about that.

David Reich was a prosecutor for the U.S. attorney who worked on the racketeering case against Mr. Maloney. Despite the acquittal, Mr. Reich said he was sure he was guilty; racketeers testified that Mr. Maloney took money from them and that anyone who reneged got a visit from “Maloney’s Marauders,” who smashed their doors.

“The Maloney Marauders made him a prominent public figure who had the appearance of being a crime fighter, and I think he valued that image,” Mr. Reich said. “I have no reason to speak highly of Maloney, but I’m not inclined to accuse him [of having anything to do with Bill Seiler’s disappearance]. Some cases just don’t get solved.”

Sandy Seiler, whose father was Bill’s brother, said she has hit “a brick wall” investigating her uncle’s disappearance.

“I know that the family claimed him legally dead after seven years,” she wrote to me, “but I spent the cash to check on his death certificate. The return reply was ‘None found.’ ”

Closure is the last word in the chapter of a life, and the unfinished chapter of Bill’s in the Seilers’ book is poignant to me as I think of my own father. Although unknown to each other, the two men were born six months apart and both served in the U.S. Army in World War II.

My father died in 1985 and has been much on my mind since, but I have the comfort of knowing that he was with family when his chapter ended.

Some cases don’t get solved, but the last words in Bill Seiler’s chapter are out there somewhere.

Diana Nelson Jones: djones@post-gazette.com or 412-263-1626.

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