The document was apparently first published in 1991 by the late William Cooper in his controversial book Behold a pale horse. David Icke also quotes it in his works, for instance in The Perception Deception, published in 2014, where he writes that the document “appropriately details at length how the financial system is controlled and directed towards the goal of human control.”
While the authorship and origin of this pamphlet remain uncertain, as you will read, many of the concepts it contains are certainly reasonable, important, and merit careful consideration as an expose of mass manipulation and control techniques.
The pamphlet opens by stating, “This publication marks the 25th anniversary of the Third World War, called the ‘Quiet War’, being conducted using subjective biological warfare, fought with ‘silent weapons’. This book contains an introductory description of this war, its strategies, and its weaponry.”
Dated May 1979, Silent Weapons describes what it calls a “quiet revolution” managed through economic engineering, using such methods as economic shock testing and paper inductance/inflation (exchanging true value for inflated currency), and balancing the system by killing off the true creditors of this exchange (the public) in constant wars. It contains a number of other disturbing statements such as the ones inserted at the end of this article.
In the spring of 2003, Paranoia Magazine published excerpts of the pamphlet with an account of its possible author and origins. The editors mentioned having had this pamphlet in their files since around 1993, and they asked readers for any information they might have regarding the author of the work.
The following December, Paranoia received a letter, mailed from a federal prison, from one Hartford Van Dyke, who claimed to be the author of the work. Mentioning that his given name was Lyle Hartford Van Dyke, Jr. and that his father went by the name Lyle Van Dyke, he wrote that he had been a public servant since 1967.
“In 1979, it was necessary for me to take a low profile with respect to the government because I still had much work to do. I have completed that work and it is all published and released into the public domain. It has made the government angry enough to imprison me,” Van Dyke wrote. Apparently, he has been sentenced in 2003 for filing “commercial liens” or for circulating false currency, and has since finished serving his eight-year sentence.
- The Skeleton in Uncle Sam’s Closet (1973)
- Silent Weapons for Quiet Wars (1979)
- My Commercial Law Manual (1993 – Present).
- How to Create Currencies for Local Communities (2001-2002)
Some circulating versions of Silent Weapons contain a claim that it had originally been uncovered by accident on July 7, 1986 when an employee of Boeing Aircraft Co. purchased a surplus IBM copier for scrap parts at a sale, and discovered inside a copy of the pamphlet. Van Dyke gave his own intriguing version of this claim, saying that he had given a copy of the pamphlet to a military person who was hitchhiking to McChord AFB in the state of Washington, early in 1980. “When he stepped out of the car to go onto the base I handed him a copy”, Van Dyke says.
In November 1986, the America’s Promise Newsletter (APN) ran an advertisement for Silent Weapons. It claimed that “a Boeing Aircraft employee bought a surplus copy machine at auction from McChord AFB and inside it he found a copy of SWFQW.”
“It was very probably the copy that I gave to the hitchhiker.,” Van Dyke writes. “The Boeing employee passed the book along to the APN of Phoenix, AZ.”
Van Dyke also addressed claims that William Cooper was himself the author of the pamphlet, or that he had been victim of a hoax. Cooper, a former Naval Intelligence Officer with a purported 38-level above-top secret clearance, claimed to have read this report in a “Naval Intelligence Majority Twelve file.” He also claimed to have read top-secret documents stating that Silent Weapons was a doctrine adopted by the Policy Committee of the Bilderberg Group during its first documented meeting, back in 1954. Cooper further asserted that a copy had been found in 1969 in the possession of Naval Intelligence, and that his own copy had been handed to him by someone named Tom Young, “a Warrior in the cause of Freedom.”.
As to Cooper’s authorship of Silent Weapons, Paranoia Magazine asserted that “Only someone with an advanced understanding of complex social economic systems could have made that the economic analyses implicated in Silent Weapons.” Paranoia Magazine concluded, “In short, while we believe Cooper may have been capable of understanding the diagrams in the manifesto, we don’t believe he had the background to devise them.”
As for Van Dyke, he insisted the pamphlet was definitely not a hoax, but the work of several authors. “SWFQW is a collage, an overlay and paste-up of the works and words of many authors. I was the author only in the sense that I compiled and linked the gems of other writers. The book is not a hoax,” Van Dyke insisted.
Van Dyke further claimed that Wassily W. Leontief (recipient of 1973 Nobel Prize in Economic) was the father of the “Silent Weapons System”, and that he had proved the content of Silent Weapons in his article published in the September 1980 issue of Scientific American under the title “The world Economy in the Year 2000.”
“The elite were never fully named in SWFQW”, Van Dyke further wrote. “It was not necessary to name them specifically. They are always among us, and they always will be among us.”
All in all and without any further evidence to the contrary, I believe Van Dyke makes a convincing case that he actually was the author who put together Silent weapons for quiet wars, and that it was meant as a warning about what the so-called Elites intend to do to put in place their agenda for global domination (i.e. New World Order). And if you read the document, you will indeed discover that more than a few of its “directives” have become part of the “new normal” landscape over the more than 35 years that have passed since it was written.
■ Henri Thibodeau
Silent weapons for quiet wars – Excerpts
This manual is in itself an analog declaration of intent. Such a writing must be secured from public scrutiny. Otherwise, it might be recognized as a technically formal declaration of domestic war. Furthermore, whenever any person or group of persons in a position of great power and without full knowledge and consent of the public, uses such knowledge and methodology for economic conquest – it must be understood that a state of domestic warfare exists between said person or group of persons and the public.
It is patently impossible to discuss social engineering or the automation of a society, i.e., the engineering of social automation systems (silent weapons) on a national or worldwide scale without implying extensive objectives of social control and destruction of human life, i.e., slavery and genocide.
The quiet war was quietly declared by the international elite at a meeting held in 1954. Although the silent weapons system was nearly exposed 13 years later, the evolution of the new weapon-system has never suffered any major setbacks.
This volume marks the 25th anniversary of the beginning of the Quiet War. Already this domestic war has had many victories on many fronts throughout the world.
The public might instinctively feel that something is wrong but because of the technical nature of the silent weapon, they cannot express their feeling in a rational way, or handle the problem with intelligence. Therefore, they do not know how to cry for help, and do not know how to associate with others to defend themselves against it. When a silent weapon is applied gradually, the public adjusts/adapts to its presence and learns to tolerate its encroachment on their lives until the pressure (psychological via economic) becomes too great and they crack up.
Therefore, the silent weapon is a type of biological warfare. It attacks the vitality, options, and mobility of the individuals of a society by knowing, understanding, manipulating, and attacking their sources of natural and social energy, and their physical, mental, and emotional strengths and weaknesses.
Media: Keep the adult public attention diverted away from the real social issues, and captivated by matters of no real importance.
Schools: Keep the young public ignorant of real mathematics, real economics, real law, and real history.
Entertainment: Keep the public entertainment below a sixth-grade level.
Work: Keep the public busy, busy, busy, with no time to think; back on the farm with the other animals.
Energy is recognized as the key to all activity on earth. Natural science is the study of the sources and control of natural energy, and social science, theoretically expressed as economics, is the study of the sources and control of social energy.
Economics is only a social extension of a natural energy system.
Since energy is the key to all activity on the face of the earth, it follows that in order to attain a monopoly of energy, raw materials, goods, and services and to establish a world system of slave labor, it is necessary to have a first strike capability in the field of economics. In order to maintain our position, it is necessary that we have absolute first knowledge of the science of control over all economic factors and the first experience at engineering the world economy.
In order to achieve such sovereignty, we must at least achieve this one end: that the public will not make either the logical or mathematical connection between economics and the other energy sciences or learn to apply such knowledge.
- William Cooper, Behold a pale horse, Light Technology Publishing, 1991
- David Icke, The Perception Deception, 2014
- Silent Weapons for Quiet Wars (Excerpt and Introduction) | By Joan d’Arc | Paranoia Magazine | Issue 33, Fall 2003
- Silent Weapons for Quiet Wars (Excerpt and Introduction) | Biblioteca Pleyades, with content from Paranoia Magazine | Undated
- Silent Weapons for Quiet Wars | The Lawful Path | Undated
- Hartford Van Dyke – The Truth About Pearl Harbor – The Skeleton In Uncle Sam’s Closet | By Joan d’Arc | Rense.com | December 29, 2005
- The World Economy of the Year 2000 | Wassily W. Leontief | Scientific American | September 1980 (restricted access)