On the 20th of last month, a story was reported in Zero Hedge that many of you sent to me, concerning the strange death of a Swiss banker - Mr. Jason Varnish - in a very weird skiing accident. Now, at the time, I did not blog about the accident, because there was not much known about the incident, nor about Mr. Varnish. This was strange, I thought, since in the case of many of the bizarre deaths of bankers in the past few years - many of them blogged about here on this site - there was enough to suggest that in some of those cases, perhaps, the bankers in question had some knowledge of high financial skulllduggery and fraud, and perhaps even of the machinations of what I have been calling the "hidden system of finance", due to their positions within their respective banks. Now, before we go any further with filling in some context on that hidden system, here's the Zero Hedge story to which I refer:

Credit Suisse MD Dies In Freak Accident After Slipping Through Chairlift And Being Suffocated By His Own Jacket

Now, as the article notes, Mr. Varnish was very highly placed at Credit Suisse, and his death "by asphixiation on a ski lift" is...well a little "unusual":

Almost exactly 10 years ago, we detailed the tragic death of Gerard Reilly in a skiing accident - the point man on Repo 105, the point person for E&Y's "investigation" into the Matthew Lee whistleblower campaign, Lehman's Level 2 and Level 3 asset valuation, the brain behind the idea to spin off Lehman's commercial real estate business, Lehman's Archstone investment, and likely so much more:

[Reilly] was skiing alone on the John's Bypass Trail, a connector between the Excelsior and Lower Cloudspin ski runs that's accessible from either the Cloudsplitter Gondola or the Summit Quad chairlift, when he left the trail and hit a tree. A skier following behind Reilly witnessed the incident and contacted ski patrol.

...not only was he was a decent skier but he was over 6'4" tall and wearing a helmet - it may always be a mystery to us how he succumbed to his injuries so fast...

The reason we bring this up is that an investigation continues in Colorado after the death of a skier in the popular tourist town of Vail.

The skier, 46 year old Jason Varnish of New Jersey, was Credit Suisse Managing Director, and served as the bank's global head of prime services risk

In what can only be described as a freak accident, Varnish reportedly died of asphyxia and his death was ruled an accident after he slipped through the seat of the lift and his coat got caught. The incident took place at the Blue Sky Basin section of the Vail Ski Resort.

The skier reportedly suffocated to death after being "caught in a chairlift" and the incident marks about the 8th skier death in Colorado this year, which marks a pace slightly lower than last year, according to the Washington Post.


But,  more seriously, we are sure it's just a coincidence that 10 years after the man at the center of the Lehman debacle dies mysteriously, a very senior Credit Suisse MD dies in a freak accident as the bank faces ongoing issues from its 'spying' scandal (just 5 months after 'the spy' was found dead.)

As I stated, at the time I did not blog about this banker death, because I intuited at the time that there might be more to the story, so as I often do in such cases, I let this article stay in my "finals folder" long after the article had been sent to me, until more information might become available.

Well, that "more information" might just have done so, and we'll get back to that in a moment, but first, we need to fill in the context a bit, and revisit my concept of a hidden system of finance. I've outlined this idea in two of my books (Covert Wars and Breakaway Civilizations and Covert Wars and the Clash of Civilizations), and have spoken about it publicly in various interviews, and at the 2014 Secret Space Program Conference in San Mateo, California. The essence of my idea is that some Axis loot, recovered secretly by the USA after World War Two, and some of it remaining in post-war "Axis" hands, was used as a secret slush fund to finance covert operations and black research projects. On the American end of things, and following the research of Peggy and Sterling Seagrave in their book Gold Warriors, I posited that the US National Security Council was put in charge of this loot by President Truman, thus placing the US Intelligence "community" in the banking business. This reserve of Axis loot was moved into participating prime banks of the West, and could function as a secret reserve on the banks' ledgers, capable of being rehypothecated over and over again, creating massive amounts of liquidity. On the "Axis" side of things, I further speculated that some of this money was re-laundered back into "Axis" hands for the rebuilding of Europe, and hence this rationalized the participation of the Rockefellers and their interests, and of Prince Bernard of the Netherlands and former Nazi banker and Deutschebank CEO (after the war), Dr. Herman Josef Abs, in the early Bilderberg meetings. Additionally, part of my speculations included the idea of a hidden bond market - suggested by the various bearer bonds scandals of the past years - to move massive amounts of money secretly. This money, plus the amount of gold recovered from Imperial Japan's "Operation Golden Lily", could also be used to rig various markets, and especially bullion markets.

With that in mind, back to Mr. Varnish's strange death-by-chairlift-accident, a story that seems in its outlines to have all the best elements of an "Arkancide". But there's now a story that, to my high octane speculative mind, might have a great deal to do with Mr. Varnish having been "Epsteined", and it's this (shared by G.B., to whom a big thank you):

List found of 12,000 Nazis in Argentina with money in Swiss bank

And here's the meat of the article:

An investigation by Argentine investigator Pedro Filipuzzi revealed a list of 12,000 Nazis in Argentina that apparently have money in accounts at the Zurich-based Credit Suisse investment bank, the Simon Wiesenthal Center said in a statement.

The list, which Filipuzzi gave to Simon Wiesenthal Center's international relations director Dr. Shimon Samuels and Latin America director Dr. Ariel Gelblung, was found in an old storage room at the former Buenos Aires Nazi headquarters.


“We believe very probable that these dormant accounts hold monies looted from Jewish victims, under the Nuremberg Aryanization laws of the 1930s,” the center said in a letter addressed to Credit Suisse vice president Christian Küng.

The center added that, “We are aware that you already have claimants as alleged heirs of Nazis in the list,” and requested access to the bank's archives in order to somehow settle the issue.

“Mr. Küng, in 1997, we organized a major conference in Geneva, together with Winterthur Insurance, on ‘Restitution: A Moral Debt to History,’” Samuels noted, according to the statement. “A few weeks before our conference, I received a telephone call from Credit Suisse, requesting to co-sponsor our gathering... In the spirit of the conference’s title, I asked for access to spoliated accounts for our expert researcher. There was no response.

“The current story and the remaining assets, arguably looted, of 12,000 Nazis will, we hope, be viewed differently, for the good name of Credit Suisse.”

Twelve thousand Nazi accounts, in other words, might still be on the books of Credit Suisse, in active accounts, for as the article alleges, heirs to these accounts have apparently stepped forward as alleged claimants. Would Mr. Varnish, as Managing Director of Credit Suisse and its "global head of prime services risk" have known of these accounts? Very likely. Additionally, he might very well know something about how all that money was used since the Second World War, and those hidden tentacles probably run very far, and very deep.

Which raises the subject of his death-by-ski-lift, for if one assumes this was not accidental, but rather a murder, then who had the motive? Here two high octane speculative possibilities(and certainly not the only possible ones) come to mind: Israel itself, which might have intelligence reasons to believe Mr. Varnish was connected to what I have called the postwar "Nazi International". On the other hand, it might be that Nazi International itself which did the deed, perhaps having intelligence that the story of those 12,000 accounts had been tracked down and was about to break.

For the moment, my money is on the second of those alternatives, for as of this writing, while Mr. Varnish very likely knew of those accounts, there's no data so far as I can tell to suggest he was involved in that International's activities.

See you on the flip side...

Joseph P. Farrell

Joseph P. Farrell has a doctorate in patristics from the University of Oxford, and pursues research in physics, alternative history and science, and "strange stuff". His book The Giza DeathStar, for which the Giza Community is named, was published in the spring of 2002, and was his first venture into "alternative history and science".


  1. zendogbreath on March 7, 2020 at 11:12 pm

    Nice. Better than a belt hung on a doorknob I suppose.

    Loved that.

    Yep. Clearly cognitive dissonance is the highest goal of all the media who we influence the least. Hence we are all here to hear each other. Thank you again Doc. Sure do hope some time to have a big meet up in South Dakota. Wonder if hoteliers and plane, train and automobiliers will offer us the corona discount.
    Credit Suisse Spied on a Star Banker, Leading to One Death and a Reputation in Tatters

    Mr X,
    Please do tell us more about Thiam. Especially include ties to issues raised here.

  2. zendogbreath on March 7, 2020 at 7:39 pm

    From the land of it’s all related from the lady who proves it’s all related so repeatedly:
    Nuremberg Principles with Amy Benjamin

    CAF comes through again. Every time I feel frustrated by her recommendations that feel so inadequate or impossible or victim blaming or whatever, I start to feel she’s controlled opposition and then she does some an interview like this.

  3. Brane212 on March 7, 2020 at 6:35 pm

    It matches what is seen across the Europe, especially vasal states on East and South ( Balkans etc, up to and including Ukraine, Bulgaria etc).

    Check the current state of affairs, up to and including mass-instzllation of RF equipment for near-field brain scan :

    BTW, this tech isn’t vaporware, it’s based on patents from 1976 and has scaled in reach and sošhisticcaiotn since then enormously. One of the reasons why 5G is pushed so aggresively is that it contaiins a “Trojan Horse” in specs which makes possible mass deplyment of this tech, outside of special military “special mission” tech. There is also a link to relatively recent, officially document incident.

    Waht they are trryingg to hidde is much bigger than a couple thousand hidden accounts. They seem to be in final stages of rebooting of some kind of Fourth Reich and that money and useage of USA Military Industral COmplex and Intelligence networks are some of the key components.

    Furthermore, Germany and Izrael appear to be frenemies in this. They compete, but seem to need each other. Izrael has sucked USA dry and needs a new host, Germany needs access to military high-tech.

  4. Miguel Oniga on March 7, 2020 at 8:25 am

    Varnish needs polish.

  5. Kaibosch on March 7, 2020 at 8:22 am

    Another spy related allegation by former CS employee who claimed she was being tailed. Colleen Graham was a former Compliance head who left the bank in july 17 “after refusing to adopt its position on an accounting issue which she believed was “mistaken””

    • Billy Bob on March 7, 2020 at 10:02 am

      Once all the i’s are dotted and the t’s crossed the surveillance state won’t need old school gum shoes to do the spying.

  6. Mr X on March 7, 2020 at 8:17 am

    Varnish is a clear transparent hard protective finish or film. Varnish has little or no color and has no added pigment as opposed to paint or wood stain which contains pigment.

    • Mr X on March 7, 2020 at 8:45 am

      “Thiam was born in the Ivory Coast (Cote d’Ivoire) on 29 July 1962.[4] He is a descendant of two prominent families from Senegal and Ivory Coast. On his mother’s side, he is a descendant of Queen Yamousso, after whom the capital of Côte d’Ivoire, Yamoussoukro, is named. Thiam’s mother, Marietou, was the niece of Chief Félix Houphouët-Boigny, the founder and first President of Côte d’Ivoire.[5] His father, Amadou Thiam, a journalist, was born in Senegal and emigrated to Côte d’Ivoire in 1947.

      Tidjane was married to Annette Thiam, an African-American lawyer who used to work for Joe Biden, “

  7. Kaibosch on March 7, 2020 at 7:54 am

    46 yr old Varnish was English – started out as a currency trader in London. Moved to the States in 2000. There was a similar incident 20 years ago in the same resort which was litigated where a woman was badly injured when the chair flipped up. “according to witnesses, the chairlift’s folding seat was in the upright position, instead of being folded down so riders could sit on it. That left an open area through which one could fall through if they did not notice the seat was not in place”.

  8. BetelgeuseT-1 on March 6, 2020 at 9:43 pm

    Yeah, let’s just keep blaming those pesky Nazi’s.
    Never mind that those same Nazi’s were no more than pawns on the chessboard.
    No different than how a “modern” terrorist group (with whatever name-of-the-day) is used to further a certain rogue entity’s international ambitions. Plain for all to see.
    A propaganda article from the Jerusalem Post is used to strengthen the hypothesis? If anything, it ??????? it. Or at least sends it off into a blind alley.

    All the while, the ???? International Crime Syndicate spreads its tentacles ever further into global society via its scare mongering propaganda & tactics that we’re witnessing at the moment.

    • anakephalaiosis on March 7, 2020 at 3:48 am

      Since I am the original “is-rael-ite”, I can provide geometrical proof to the fact, effectively bypassing any “ism”.

      The four rivers in Genesis are the basic construction of a sundial, that is mentioned in Psalms 119:164 & 119:62.

      The moving firmament, above the four rivers, automatically induces a Hakenkreuz, as a logical image in representation.

      Grail Runes induce Hakenkreuz in sundial.

      • Kaibosch on March 7, 2020 at 5:47 pm

        What on earth are you talking about? You keep posting unintelligible comments with the same attachment time and again.

        • Pierre on March 7, 2020 at 6:15 pm

          Obtuse perhaps, but not undecipherable. If a person has an different and obviously well researched angle on what NO ONE really knows about; ie the enemy and the traditional cures for sociopathic leadership, I choose to consider it. I also have the option to ignore.
          To learn something : Intake, chew, masticate, swallow, runicate (sic) and something might come of it. I would miss Anak..s contributions here if he(?) was pissed off by the Reactionariat(sic) classes. This is after all a high octane tolerant abode with flame war inhibitionary attributes.
          I hope I don’t make sense to you.

      • BetelgeuseT-1 on March 7, 2020 at 10:15 pm

        Those “Nazi’s” took that ancient Hakenkreuz and inverted it, just as they’ve inverted everything else in the world we live in today. They’re actually telling us, right in our faces.

        All the upside-down, back-to-front and inside-out inversion of reality is brought to us by this international cabal that is so obsessed with ruling over everything in, on and above this planet.
        But then, this is what they would do if they think their race is superior to all others. They’ve been at it for centuries.

    • Billy Bob on March 7, 2020 at 10:12 am

      Cognitive dissonance is achieved with multiple answers for same response/result…..sooner or later the subject withdraws from any confrontation.

  9. marcos toledo on March 6, 2020 at 7:48 pm

    Skilifticide joins a long list of bizarre ways to be silenced if you know too much. As for those old NAZI bank accounts I suspect they have been cleanout long ago I doubt they would be left for their foes to get their hands on.

  10. Pierre on March 6, 2020 at 5:42 pm

    or the chemical ice nucleation snow ( – manufacturing winter ) is too slippery on those slopes of high finance and control over everything until all control is lost.

    (last night I was watching old 2004 Formula one race where Michael Schumacher;s brother Ralph is injured in a crash, Michael, Mr Perfect, Buzz Lightyear, later went on to be induced into a coma after skiing into a tree.).

    wonder if Corona virus chooses to not discriminate and wipes out 30% of Israeli’s too , if Soros will, like he did in WW11, profit from selling their household furniture… again.

    • BetelgeuseT-1 on March 6, 2020 at 9:59 pm

      Skiing appears to be a hazardous leisure activity if you’re in a position where your “presence” is no longer desired.
      I’m reminded of the skiing accident of the Dutch prince Johan Friso in 2013. Not only were the circumstances of the accident murky, so was the life of Friso himself.
      We’ll never know what really happened.

  11. DanaThomas on March 6, 2020 at 11:58 am

    Organized banking crime taking a “corona” break? First J. Dimon, now thousands of Wells Fargo employees.

  12. Robert Barricklow on March 6, 2020 at 11:36 am

    When reading “bankers” my mind was reading “banksters”.
    I had to stop reading and look.
    Then I wondered if the bank’s insurance had themselves as the beneficiaries of dead banksters[the higher the position;the higher the payoff/so the Sonny Bono ski assassin contractor is actually a wash]. When they do ops; its an unwritten law that they benefit in as many ways to Sunday; that even the latest generation of AI could fathom.
    When these bankers are promoted, they reply,
    “No thank-you, I’m not that depressed”.

    “It was always a mystery to us..” read we know the score.
    “freak accident”? Apparently banksters who have been targeted as security risks are freaks.
    The 8th ski death in Colorado this year? And it’s less than last year? “Hey Honey, let’s go skiing in Colorado!”

    Time to go
    White Rabbit

    • Robert Barricklow on March 6, 2020 at 11:54 pm

      It’s getting hard to distinguish between the good, the bad, and the ugly in this hidden system of finance. As if the pot is being, or will be contested; especially, between the Israeli Nazis & the German Nazis.
      Looted from the Jews, who were outed by the Jews, now wanting the monies looted? Hey, I ratted them out; I get the loot?

      “A moral debt to history.” LOL!

      What is happening at a deep level?
      “Mr. In-the Know” can’t let anyone above his level, put two separate groups together = as one.
      After all; they’re supposed to be enemies!

      Divide and conquer
      is not only used against the other side;
      it’s used w/in as well.

  13. anakephalaiosis on March 6, 2020 at 11:31 am

    Balfour declaration is legalized thievery, based on false identity, spread by rumors, by those, who seek to gain, by a false claim.

    Originally, any claim would have been presented, at a truce-based assembly. Only identified claimants would prevail.

    Since I can prove, that I am the original “Is-rael-ite”, I say, that the lemon trees should be returned, and the thieves punished.

    Druidic sundial is defined – by four rivers in Genesis – in the Grail Runes of Arimathea:

  14. WalkingDead on March 6, 2020 at 10:58 am

    Banking ledgers have two sides, the credit side and the debt side. If you are denied use of the credit side, which we have been for decades if not centuries, that credit builds up. There is your hidden system of finance. We have been operating solely on the debt side of the ledger while the banks have been claiming and using the accrued credit side to make money. Billions of dollars in Nazi accounts is a drop in the bucket when compared to what exists on the credit side of the ledger. This is fraud on a global scale.

  15. Roger on March 6, 2020 at 10:11 am

    Colorado has a creepy vibe to many who pass through it though they don’t know why. Lots of intelligence based there and who knows what goes on underground there. Lots of criminal gang activity and strange people and places that gave my mom and step dad the creeps when they were truck drivers and made stops there, maybe black operative assets? Good place to get away with such. Only highest deep state authority in deep state controlled hubs could get the police to so blatently cover up these obvious crimes and declare them accidents or suicide. It looks increasingly like the UN really represents the United Nazis. The many tentacled beast that infiltrates all major religous institutions and governments be they fascist, socialist, democracies, monarchies, technocratic, or dictatorships.

    • Kaibosch on March 7, 2020 at 8:28 am

      • zendogbreath on March 7, 2020 at 9:56 pm

        How upset would your yuppie middle class insensibilities be when you paid those kinds of prices and found yourself in that kind of line? Especially with such of the lower classes right? Half expect to see a bunch of kids in those lines go all Daytona Beach Spring Break and start stripping and partying openly.

  16. OrigensChild on March 6, 2020 at 8:24 am

    After reading nearly all of the volumes in David Paulides’ books in the “Missing 411” series, I have learned a few things about autopsy reports and their relevance in an investigation. This explanation of the “cause of death”, while though it may be true as a cause, says little about the mechanism of circumstance. The coroner’s report is only link in a chain of evidence that is required to tell the full story. Without the full coroner’s report and his notes, and without the detailed forensic analysis results and notes from the death scene we have no way of knowing the extent to which those involved in the investigation even considered foul play. Too often crimes go under reported or under investigated because of the “accident” or “suicide” blanket explanation. If the investigative authorities are unaware of the material significance of a potential victim they may not even KNOW whether to look for other reasonable explanations.

    I completely understand why some of these details will be kept hidden from public view. Premature disclosure of their existence potentially hampers further investigation of the case–especially if the disclosure has an intelligence angle. While not intentionally casting aspersions against those involved in the investigation of this incident, this one smells like a “rotten fish” to me. Though I can see the possibility of Israel or the Nazi International as being involved at some level, I can also see the possibility of a third. Credit Suisse may also have just cause for internal reasons through a cut-out through a third player with expertise in assassination protocols. Though I know very little about this institution and it’s history, we know banks have secrets, too. There are some crimes and alliances they might want to keep out of public knowledge in order to maintain their financial standing within the intelligence world, the hidden economic system, to certain aristocratic families in Europe and Asia, and to organized crime. To be fair minded I think we should include them in a list of suspects for the sake of elimination from the investigation. After all, many crimes that are committed against persons come from within their inner circle of their network. Those crimes do include murder.

    • Robert Barricklow on March 7, 2020 at 12:07 am

      “Z”, the movie.
      Intrepid investigator goes deep finds the top generals are guilty. Gets the evidence. Convicts.
      Later, the generals are released, the investigator jailed.
      Supposedly based on a true story.

      So whose going to investigate?
      But whose going all out to fins the truth/
      I mean, if they’re that intelligent; they know the odds.

      Catherine Austin Fitts took them on.
      But how many CATS have not landed on their feet?

      • zendogbreath on March 7, 2020 at 9:52 pm

        And how many have ended up hung under a bridge in London with broken bones and bricks in their pockets? Or in bed poisoned and dead on their 33rd day in office in Rome? Which reminds me – John Paul 1 may have been involved but Calvi was almost certainly involved with the collapse of Franklin National Bank which brings us back to more of control files and human trafficking monsters and oh yeh – Epstein and Varnish didn’t kill themselves.

  17. Foglamp on March 6, 2020 at 7:57 am

    Based on my own first-hand experience of trying to regain control of the Swiss bank accounts (worth billions of dollars!) of deceased relatives for clients of mine, I would opine that it is almost certain that the funds in question will continue to be used for the benefit of the Swiss banks rather than for any account holders past, present or future. The big Swiss banks have always known only too well how to use the numbered-account system to their own best advantage.

    • Robert Barricklow on March 7, 2020 at 12:11 am

      It’s really a wonder who trusts them.
      I guess, it really does takes a thief.

    • zendogbreath on March 7, 2020 at 9:40 pm

      Hey come on. They are completely trustworthy. How many movies have I seen where the Swiss always come through? Remember the Bourne movies?

  18. goshawks on March 6, 2020 at 6:14 am

    It would be interesting to find-out the actual ‘kill mechanism’ for Swiss banker Jason Varnish. Assuming Vail Ski Resort has the usual ski-lifts, they are open to the sky. Any kind of precision ‘dart’ would render him unconscious or dead. I would begin with identifying the ‘first responder’ who started the fell-through-and-asphyxiated meme. He/she may have been an assigned ‘plant’ to get the pre-identified story rolling.

    On the 12,000 names side, if a person believes that the list just shows up (is discovered) after all these decades, I have a bridge in Brooklyn which I want them to a make an offer on. From the cited article, “The list, which Filipuzzi gave to Simon Wiesenthal Center’s international relations director Dr. Shimon Samuels and Latin America director Dr. Ariel Gelblung, was found in an old storage room at the former Buenos Aires Nazi headquarters.” Yeah, right…

    In my opinion, this list is yet another attempt to keep the old ‘shame’ racket going. It is almost four generations since the end of WWII; nearly every direct participant has died-off. Now, you can only indirectly tap funds, like from bank accounts. I would guess that this list was approaching a use-it-or-lose-it juncture, and so it was “found.” Nothing ventured, nothing gained… (I am no fan of concealed Nazi money, so in one way I approve of action against covert accounts – Swiss or otherwise…)

    • Robert Barricklow on March 7, 2020 at 12:16 am

      It’s really DISGUSTING in so many ways to Sunday how they engineered the social guilt[if truth be known, it should be the other way around]. Then they play that card, as if it trumps every game according to Hoyle[who I assume is very kosher]

    • zendogbreath on March 7, 2020 at 9:37 pm

      perhaps one psyop splains another? or at least their timing?

      the irony is that any of this next generation here or in other parts of the world, inspired by this probably have and will have no knowledge of Paper Clip, or The Colony, or Bariloche. Even though as always one can argue everything is hidden in plain site. More victim blaming and camoflage?

  19. Maatkare3114 on March 6, 2020 at 6:14 am
    Investigators aren’t sure whether Varnish fell, jumped or was pushed off the chairlift, Eagle County communications manager Justin Patrick said Tuesday.
    “He was either propelled off the lift, or self-ejected, or in some way was removed from the chairlift,” he said.

    • Robert Barricklow on March 7, 2020 at 12:19 am


  20. anakephalaiosis on March 6, 2020 at 6:13 am

    The word “king” has been stolen, and likewise the word “is-rael”. Those, who make claims on behalf of false identities, have no rights whatsoever, neither morally nor lawfully.

    Defining etymologies, is backtracking towards origin, and establishing rightful claimants to identity. I am the original “Is-rael-ite”, and I say, that the thieves belong in the pit.

    The thieves are a company of play actors, who pose as rulers, who establish casinos behind thrones, based on a false claim of divine right to rule, bestowed by a lying papacy, that monopolizes the afterlife.

    There against stands the quantified sundial of Druidry:

    • TheThinker101 on March 6, 2020 at 10:50 pm

      I really liked the pictures and well presented.

  21. DanaThomas on March 6, 2020 at 5:58 am

    The bank mafia “game of thrones” continues.

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