Introduction to The Dr. Peter David Beter Audio Letter (R) Excerpted from the Dr. Beter AUDIO LETTER(R) REFERENCE DIGEST Copyright (C) Audio Books Inc., 1983
The AUDIO LETTER cassette tape reports were recorded over a period from June,
1975, to November, 1982, by Dr. Peter Beter. Each AUDIO LETTER tape report is
approximately one hour in length. The basic schedule of release was once a
month, but the exact date of release each month was flexible to accommodate
events. There were also two periods during which the AUDIO LETTER reports were
suspended temporarily. The first, which extended from May to August 1977,
separated AUDIO LETTER issues #24 and #25, and took place due to an action
campaign by Dr. Beter with his listeners. The second suspension extended from
February to June 1980, and separated issues #54 and #55. It was brought about
by a major heart attack which Dr. Beter suffered while in the midst of recording
AUDIO LETTER #54.
Dr. Beter terminated his AUDIO LETTER cassette tape report series in
November, 1982, after recording AUDIO LETTER #80. Having fought heart-related
ailments for years, his health was declining. After conferring with doctors,
he decided that the time had come to discontinue recording the tapes.
The Dr. Beter AUDIO LETTER series grew out of Dr. Beter's collaboration with
supporters who first learned about Dr. Beter by way of radio talk shows in 1974.
At that time Dr. Beter was in great demand to appear on talk shows nationwide,
which he did in most cases by long-distance telephone hookup from his residence
in suburban Washington, D.C. After many years as a highly successful
Washington attorney, government official and international legal and financial
consultant, Dr. Beter had become famous in 1973 as the author of a best-selling
book, The Conspiracy Against the Dollar.
In his talk shows Dr. Beter had a habit of saying things which sounded
preposterous at the time, but which were proven correct later on. Early in
1973 he declared that Vice President Spiro Agnew would be swept up in a sudden
scandal beginning in late summer that would lead quickly to his resignation.
At the time Agnew was flying high, and it sounded like an unlikely turn of
events. But it happened, right on schedule. In the spring of 1974, Dr. Beter
described a sequence of events by which the Watergate Scandal would make Richard
Nixon the first U.S.
President in history to resign. At the time, Watergate
seemed to be running out of steam, and Nixon appeared to be "toughing it out."
Even less believably, Dr. Beter described a secret agreement which he said
existed by which then-Vice President Gerald Ford would nominate Nelson
Rockefeller to be his new Vice President after Nixon resigned. In the spring
of 1974 those things sounded hard to believe indeed. But they took place.
Dr. Beter claimed that events like these, while shocking to the public, were
planned far in advance. He said that they were known within certain
intelligence and even business circles here in America and abroad. Drawing
upon his extensive contacts with these circles, Dr. Beter was making public what
the privileged few already knew.
Having begun as skeptical listeners to Dr. Beter's radio appearances, a small
group of private citizens became increasingly concerned as they saw Dr. Beter's
revelations proven correct, time after time. They decided to investigate
further, and finally contacted him. In September, 1974, Audio Books, Inc., was
founded by these supporters of Dr. Beter to provide an avenue by which Dr. Beter
could make his reports public without censorship or cutoff by those who
controlled the radio waves. After several individual AUDIO BOOK(R) tapes, the
Dr. Beter AUDIO LETTER series began in 1975.
About Dr. Beter [Note: born June 21, 1921; died March 14, 1987 (J.V.)]
Dr. Peter Beter (yes, it rhymes) first came to widespread popular attention
in 1973, through his best-selling nonfiction book, The Conspiracy Against the
Dollar (George Braziller, Inc., N.Y.). It was a gripping tale of international
economic intrigue and monetary manipulation, carried out by the coordinated
action of multinational corporations grown more powerful than many of their host
countries. The objective: to deliberately undermine and ultimately destroy the
United States dollar, as a major tool of political and economic conquest under
the banner of a "new imperialism." A crescendo of unhappy consequences were to
be expected: an accelerating economic "stagflation" (a now-popular word coined
years ago by Dr. Beter), deteriorating financial status of municipal and state
governments, deepening social unrest, increasing tensions over the Panama Canal,
Events during the past decade have followed to an astonishing degree
the blueprint which Dr. Beter revealed in his book.
In September 1974 Dr. Beter acquired a new distinction as "the man who opened
Fort Knox." The previous April Dr. Beter had charged in congressional
testimony that the legendary U.S. Bullion Depository at Fort Knox had been
looted of America's monetary gold hoard allegedly stored there. He stood ready
to present evidence and witnesses to substantiate his charges. But neither a
grand jury nor a congressional inquiry into the matter materialized...so Dr.
Beter then took his case directly to the public. Through lectures, radio talk
shows, and publication of his charges in a tabloid newspaper (National Tattler),
he was able to put such intense pressure on the federal government that a
completely unprecedented step was taken in order to still the public outcry.
The U.S. Treasury Department arranged a so-called "gold inspection" visit for a
few Congressmen and 100 invited newsmen on September 23, 1974. Significantly,
however, Dr. Beter himself was not among those invited...nor was any other
outside expert on gold. The celebrated Fort Knox visit and the so-called "gold
audit" which followed contained many irregularities which the Treasury
Department has never explained.
In AUDIO LETTER tapes #14 and #15 (July and August 1976), Dr. Beter made
public intelligence he had been given that the Soviet Union was planting
short-range underwater missiles in U.S. territorial waters in preparation for a
surprise nuclear attack. In issue #15 he listed navigational coordinates for
64 missiles which he said had been planted worldwide so far...urged his
listeners to pressure the Joint Chiefs of Staff to take counteractive
measures...and in effect dared the government to prove him wrong. The
resulting hue and cry from Dr. Beter's listeners nationwide created shock waves
within the U.S. Government which were never reported by the major news media.
In mid-September 1976, Dr. Beter and an associate met for over an hour with
General George S. Brown, Chairman of the U.S. Joint Chiefs of Staff, in Gen.
Brown's Pentagon office. Only two weeks earlier, a letter over Gen. Brown's
signature had been sent to Dr. Beter (with photocopies to concerned citizens
nationwide), seeming to say that Dr. Beter's charges about Soviet underwater
missiles had been investigated and found untrue. Yet when Dr. Beter then
requested a meeting with Gen. Brown to relay to him the locations of a second
round of 48 newly-planted missiles, the meeting was granted without delay. The
Pentagon confirmed to the press that the meeting had taken place*, but never
explained this curious sequence of events.
*See, e.g., Norfolk (Va.) Ledger-Star, Sept. 27, 1976, p. E8, article by G.
Bradshaw and J. Kestner. Or see Chicago Tribune, Dec. 4, 1977, Section 2,
"Special Report: Undersea Warfare."
Professional credentials: The things made public by Dr. Beter are
extraordinary--but so is the professional background which preceded his public
visibility. He practiced general law in Washington, D.C., from 1951 to 1961,
becoming a member of the U.S. Court of Military Appeals in 1952 and the U.S.
Supreme Court in 1964. Many of his cases were against the federal government,
all of which he won--including one case in which he caught none other than the
U.S. Department of Justice burning records in an attempt to defeat him. The
resulting decision--Farley vs. U.S., 131 C. Cls. 776 (1955), 127 F Supp.
562--made new law.
In 1961 President John F. Kennedy appointed Dr. Beter Counsel to the U.S.
Export-Import Bank, the largest government-owned bank in the Western world,
where he served until 1967. After leaving the Ex-Im Bank, Dr. Beter became an
international financial and legal consultant, as well as one of the chief
developers of private international business in the Republic of Zaire. He is a
member of the Judicature Society, the Bankers' Club of America, the Royal
Commonwealth Society of London, and the United States Naval Institute. He is
listed in biographical reference works such as Who's Who in the East, the Blue
Book of London, and 2000 Men of Achievement (London).