- The Federal Reserve Board, a private corporation owned
mainly by foreign interests dominated by Germany, is dubiously blocking
the crediting of $4.5 trillion of repatriated offshore funds that were
transferred into the United States in May and June 2006, in fulfillment
of an agreement reached last year between the US authorities and the US
financial engineering genius, Leo Wanta, which would transform the financial
and economic outlook for the US Treasury, the US economy, the American
people, and the whole world.
- In so doing, the Federal Reserve, which under the Economic
Espionage Act of 1996 [H.R. 3723]* "protecting proprietary economic
information, and for other purposes", is not even entitled to knowledge
of the agreements and intended transactions, is in breach of a large number
of statutes rendering the Fed's Chairman, Dr Ben Bernanke, an American
of German extraction, and senior Fed officers, liable to severe consequences,
not excluding being picked up in front of TV cameras by Federal Marshals.
- At the G-8 Meeting in St Petersburg, one subject dominated
the discussions behind-the-scenes: The Wanta Plan. This is the new name
for the long-awaited Settlement with Leo Wanta, the distinguished US Treasury/Secret
Service financial genius chosen by President Reagan to develop and implement
financial strategies for the transformation of the USSR under Gorbachëv.
- Under a revised agreement reached with the White House
and the US Treasury, finalised in November 2005 and signed in December,
Leo Wanta, the Trustor of giga-funds raised internationally and held offshore,
agreed to implement a financial strategy to rehabilitate the finances of
the US Federal Government.
- The Wanta Plan is of greater relative importance, by
an order of magnitude, even than the Marshall Plan, under which war-torn
Europe was rehabilitated in the later 1940s.
- PROSPECTIVE TRANSFORMATION OF AMERICA'S PROSPECTS
- For as soon as it is implemented, the US Treasury/Internal
Revenue Service, will begin to receive a stream of 'windfall' funds organised
by Leo Wanta's AmeriTrust Group. Inc. which will result in the transformation
of the American Government's underlying debt posiition while at the
same time delivering a profound and lasting shot-in-the-arm to the US economy
that will reverberate around the world.
- The agreement provides for the prepayment of taxes to
the US Treasury, at the rate of 35% of the $4.5 trillion, equating to $1,575,000,000,000,
together with prepayment of taxation to the State of Virginia at 6%, amounting
to some $270,000,000,000. In addition, Leo Wanta has put mechanisms in
place for the further generation of corporation tax deposits payable to
the US Treasury Department/Internal Revenue Service of about $96 billion
per banking day. Because of financing transactions which will consequently
be carried out by other US financial institutions, estimated total windfall
accruals to the US Treasury are likely to exceed $200 billion per banking
day, from the moment of start-up. This is now running nearly three months
- Furthermore, the Republican Party (undeservedly, but
as a matter of fact) will be empowered to enter the forthcoming election
seasons with promises of tax cuts, which could even include the outright
abolition of Inheritance Tax ('the death tax'), and reductions in both
income and corporation taxes, depending on the timeframe officially decided
upon. Policymakers will need to weigh the paying-down of the $8.6 trillion
of Federal debt as reported by the Office of Management and Budget
(OMB) against obvious political priorities, including prospective
tax cuts across-the-board.
- MARKET DISTURBANCES REFLECTED TRANSFER OF THE $4.5 TRILLION
- Under the Wanta Plan, $4.5 trillion of off-balance sheet
offshore funds were transferred to the United States in May and June, so
as to fulfil the obligations entered into last December. This represents
just a fraction of the aggregate value of the so-called 'Global Security
Fund', consisting of off-balance sheet USG funds originally worth $27.5
trillion raised from 200+ international banks to finance the 'management'
of the 'post-Cold War' environment.
- The accumulated value of these funds, held offshore in
bank accounts linked to Title 18, Section 6 US Government intelligence
corporations established under President Reagan's Executive Order 12333,
is now believed to exceed $70 trillion. The original $27.5 trillion was
raised from the 200+ banks at a deep discount for 20 years at 7.5% per
- President Reagan is asserted by British intelligence
sources to have been poisoned with a pathogen that is capable of reproducing
Alzheimer's disease, developed in Germany or the United States by heirs
of Himmler's scientists. The purpose would have been to ensure that Reagan
could never recall any of his instructions or undertakings while President,
should the crooks be exposed as is happening 'as we speak'.
- COMPROMISE SO THAT EVERYONE 'CAN MOVE ON'
- The Wanta Plan represents a compromise arrangement which
will facilitate the transfer of originally off-balance sheet funds, onto
the US Treasury's books and the generation of further taxable transactions
enabling the Treasury to pay down debt, while at the same time freeing
up funding resources for an unprecedented boost to the US economy, attainable
through tax reductions, infrastructure projects and programmes to address
some of the intractable problems facing the American people.
- It also provides the compromise context for a veil to
be drawn over rampant past financial corruption embroiling both the corrupt
intelligence cadres and the compromised banks. If this window of compromise
is closed, all concerned will be vulnerable to systematic exposure, and
worse, without future let or hindrance.
- For the alternative to The Wanta Plan would be the repatriation
of the full $70 trillion worth of financial assets held in US Government
corporate accounts abroad, some of which has been stolen by corrupt intelligence
operatives and banking sector co-conspirators. Other components of the
funds have been cross-collateralised and otherwise tied up during Leo Wanta's
illegal incarceration and confinement [see below]. Hence, certain institutions'
continued existence might be jeopardised if the Trustor were to exercise
his right to call for 100% disgorgement of the funds and the closure of
the corporations and their accounts, as confirmed by US Judge Gerald Bruce
Lee of the US District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia on 15th
April 2003, in a Memorandum Opinion.
- This stated that "Plaintiff's sole remedy in this
matter is to proceed with the liquidation of the corporations and report
these transactions to the Internal Revenue Service in accordance with the
Internal Revenue Code and then challenge the assessment of any taxes in
a refund proceeding".
- In his compromise accord, Leo Wanta concurred with the
transfer of $4.5 trillion, being a fraction of the original $27.5 trillion,
and of course a much smaller proportion of the $70 billion, which, as indicated,
is the estimated value of these financial assets today.
- However the Trustor has made it plain that he will be
left with no option but to collect the aggregate $70 trillion if the long-delayed
Wanta Plan is not implemented by close of business on Monday 31st July
2006. Given that the Federal Reserve, which is simply a clearing house,
cannot now be trusted to release funds, the resulting USG accruals may
have to be stored temporarily offshore until the tensions between the US
Treasury and the Federal Reserve, which have come into the open as a result
of this crisis, have been resolved or the Fed has been nationalised, as
most knowledgeable observers now consider to be essential.
- Certainly, there is no way that the United States can
continue to tolerate its financial affairs being compromised by a private
financial institution which British intelligence sources inform International
Currency Review is taking orders from Germany, and blocking the new US
- WANTA FRAMED AND REMOVED TO OBLIVION SO THEY COULD STEAL
AND PLAY WITH THE FUNDS
- Leo Wanta was illegally arrested in 1993, incarcerated
and later released into house arrest for an intended period of 22 years,
after he had refused to accommodate illegal demands by two US Presidents
for funds held in Title 18, Section 6 offshore USG corporate accounts to
be siphoned off into accounts for their personal ultimate benefit
and after he had annotated a Federal Reserve print-out which identified
$1.0 billion that had been sent by Banco Exterior de Espana, Malaga, Spain,
to Banco de Panama, Panama City for credit to 'Pilgrim Investments/Jorge
- Against this entry, Leo Wanta, who was auditing and checking
Federal Reserve records for disbursements of the $27.5 trillion raised
in 1989-92 from the 200+ international banks, wrote as follows:
- "Acceptance of value by former U.S. President of
the United States, George (Jorge) Bush is direct violation of our USA Title
5, Section 7353, et seq: Jim Baker III told me to just "SHUT UP"
as I am protected by Rogers Houston Memorandum to "co-operate",
but I kept Receipts and Notes".
- The complete set of Federal Reserve print-outs showing
the disbursements, including amounts that aggregated at least $742.5 billion
identified as having been stolen, and authorised by then Chairman of the
Federal Reserve Board, Dr Alan Greenspan, were published in International
Currency Review, Volume 30, Numbers 2 and 3 [January 2005]. Late last year,
Dr Greenspan reportedly obtained lifetime immunity from retiring Supreme
Court Judge, Sandra Day O'Connor, but the likelihood is that the document
may not provide the former Fed Chairman with the protection he sought.
- Experts believe he could still be arrested.
- The false arrest, imprisonment and confinement of Leo
Wanta, President Reagan's specially selected international financial operative,
was intended to have lasted until 2015, beyond the maturity date for the
original $27.5 trillion principal. The CIA lied to all and sundry that
Leo Wanta was dead thereby giving the green light to corrupt intelligence
operatives and their co-conspirator banks to assume that the funds were
theirs to exploit and use for their own self-enrichment and funding purposes.
- But when Leo Wanta was freed from all illegal restrictions
with effect from 14th November 2005 after a large financial payment
was made on his behalf on 27th July 2005 to a court in Wisconsin in settlement
of illegally charged State taxes and penalties that he did not owe
the corrupt elements of the intelligence community and the conniving international
banksters, received a collective high-voltage electric shock that reverberated
around the world.
- For all concerned had accepted the CIA's convenient lie
that Leo Wanta was dead, so that the funds would never be claimed. Leo
had been framed on trumped-up charges in a conspiracy ordered by President
Clinton and illegally implemented without a warrant by the Wisconsin authorities.
- When implemented, the Wanta Plan will bring renewed prosperity
and untold benefits to the American people, transforming the outlook for
the Government's finances, the economy, the dollar, the United States and
the whole world. Because of its links to other crucial overdue international
financial accords, its final comsummation triggering what is known
as a refinancing will transform both the US and the world economies.
- GLOBAL FINANCE HOUSES FURIOUS AT THE FED'S OBSTRUCTION
- Yet final implementation of The Wanta Plan is being obstructed
by a private organisation owned mainly by European interests, known as
the Federal Reserve. Dr Greenspan's replacement, Dr Ben Bernanke, was reported
on 17th July to be frustrating the consummation of Leo Wanta's international
agreement, to the extreme annoyance of Swiss, Chinese, Russian and other
foreign parties for whom The Wanta Plan unlocks other related beneficial
- The failure of the Federal Reserve to authorise Bank
of America, Richmond, VA, the bank holding the transferred funds for the
account of Leo Wanta, to credit the repatriated giga-funds to the account
there of AmeriTrust Group, Inc., which he controls, is believed to contravene
US legislation, rules and regulations, and represents a gross breach of
national security, as well as of Title 18, United States Code, Sections
4, 35, 371, 372 and other provisions.
- It is difficult to distinguish what the Federal Reserve
is up to without reference to the verb "to steal".
- The Fed's behaviour also represents a fraud against the
United States, the American people, AmeriTrust and Leo Wanta the
Trustor of the funds raised in 1989-92 in belated fulfillment of President
- Conspiracy to defraud the United States implies the possibility
of RICO charges, which can land convicted conspirators with between three
and seven times damages.
- As uncovered by International Currency Review, the original
funds were ransacked by criminal gangs working with foreign intelligence
penetrations operating within the US structures, led by successive US Presidents
and corrupt US intelligence 'barons' and operatives some of whom
have placed their stolen funds with foreign institutions under their own
names to escape claims by holders of corporate Powers of Attorney.
- In a wide-ranging conversation yesterday with Christopher
Story, the Editor of International Currency Review, Leo Wanta stated that
the Federal Reserve had illegally provoked what amounts to a massive default.
Mr Story believes that the Fed may have ordered the Bank of America to
withhold the transfer of the $4.5 trillion into the AmeriTrust Group, Inc.
account that was established for the ongoing transactions which are to
transform the US Treasury's finances.
- Following the rumbling international financial market
disturbances induced by liquidity shortages arising from the remittance
of the trillions of US dollars required for implementation of The Wanta
Plan in May and June factors of which the 'mainstream' media remained
curiously ignorant the funds were consolidated and then transferred
to an account earmarked for Leo Wanta at the Richmond institution. However,
as indicated, they have not been released for use by Leo Wanta's corporation,
which owns the funds, AmeriTrust Group, Inc. The corporation is ready,
and all the necessary formal documentation and procedures have long since
been set up with the Treasury and other parties, for the daily transactions
to begin, in line with last December's agreement.
- After it had been confirmed on 17th July that the Federal
Reserve was holding up consummation of the deal, the Editor of International
Currency Review, who has a responsibility to report accurately to the international
financial community, emailed the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve,
- 'I have been informed that The Wanta Plan, a.k.a. the
Settlement with Leo Wanta worth $4.5 trillion, agreed with the US Treasury
and involving substantial continuing taxation remittances to the US Treasury
including a prepayment amount equivalent to 35% of the principal (i.e.
$1.6 trillion, viz. $1,575,000,000,000), and $270,000,000,000 by way of
6% tax payable to the State of Virginia, may be being held up by the Federal
Reserve. The funds have been repatriated and are known to be available
now at a certain US institution. Would you please confirm to me that the
situation is as described above, and if so, would you please provide me
with the Board's explanation for this apparent interference with the agreement
reached with the US Treasury, and for the Board's stance concerning this
matter? If the position is not as described, would you kindly provide me
with a statement as to the Board's position concerning this matter, so
that we may inform our international financial community subscribers accordingly?
Thank you for your urgent attention to this enquiry. Christopher Story
FRSA, Editor and Publisher, International Currency Review, World Reports
Limited, London Office: firstname.lastname@example.org'.
- As expected, of course, there was no response.
- PARALLEL SCAREMONGERING REPORT BY THE ST LOUIS FED
- In addition to the fact that the Fed's sabotaging of
The Wanta Plan is reportedly illegal, as indicated, the Federal Reserve
itself appears to be in a state of confusion, since it is impeding the
long-term solution of the US Federal Government's financial problems
identified in mid-July by a a component of the Federal Reserve System itself.
- Specifically, the Federal Reserve Bank of St Louis published
a report in mid-July by Professor Laurence Kotlikoff, suggesting that the
United States is going bankrupt. This extreme proposition flies in the
face of schoolbook economics, which teaches that so long as a sovereign
government enjoys a reliable taxation stream, it cannot become bankrupt
in the same way as a corporation or an individual.
- In a departure from its usual high standard of analysis,
the St Louis Fed entered the realm of make-believe, giving publicity to
a calculation by Professors Gokhale and Smetters, cited by Professor Kotlikoff,
to the effect that a long-term US 'fiscal gap' of $65.9 trillion will open
up between all future Government spending and all future receipts (no timeframe).
- According to the Office of Management and Budget, the
underlying Gross US Federal debt will exceed $11.5 trillion by fiscal year
2011. This, however, fails to take account of the earmarked Budget Trust
Fund accruals that are required by law to be 'invested' in the Federal
Funds Accounts at the US Treasury, meaning that the earmarked funds are
consumed in current and capital spending.
- The OMB's Gross Federal debt numbers 'add back' Budget
Trust Funds 'held in Federal Government Accounts', being funds earmarked
for future welfare and pension obligations which have been spent so that
these accruals need to be 'added back' a second time, to yield a true adjusted
Gross Federal debt figure which, by 2011, will have reached some $17 trillion.
- Even this calculation omits off-off-budget debt, such
as that accumulated by the Government-Sponsored Enterprises (GSEs), much
of which has been obliterated from the OMB's latest data.
- Yet these official numbers bear little relationship to
the scaremongering calculations suddenly publicised by the Federal Reserve
Bank of St Louis - which 'just happened' to coincide with the time when
The Wanta Plan, already delayed by two and a half months, was meant to
have gone on-stream.
- CALLS FOR THE FEDERAL RESERVE TO BE NATIONALISED
- The suspicion has therefore arisen that the privately-owned
Fed, the members and foreign shareholders of which thrive in a deficit-financing
environment, is sabotaging the bona fide financial and economic rehabilitation
agenda of the US Treasury contrary to the interests of the American
- In 1973, President Kennedy was assassinated after intelligence
cadres working within the corrupted and penetrated US intelligence community,
became aware that he was intending to abolish the Federal Reserve System
and to replace it with a central bank network fully owned by the United
States and therefore exclusively loyal to the interests of the American
- As matters stand, this private corporation, owned mainly
by foreigners, is now impeding the will of the US Treasury under its superbly
qualified new Secretary, Henry M. Paulson Jr., and is depriving the United
States and the American people of the benefits which will accrue following
implementation of The Wanta Plan, which was the primary subject of behind-the-scenes
discussions in St Petersburg.
- If this matter is not resolved, the American people will
have every right to demand the nationalisation of the Federal Reserve,
the indictment of its senior officers, and the bringing to justice of those
office-holders and corrupt intelligence community cadres owing allegiance
to foreign powers which appear to be working through the Federal Reserve
to frustrate this new 'Marshall Plan for America'.
- On the basis of Christopher Story's calculations, given
that the original start-up date for The Wanta Plan was the beginning of
May 2006, the US Treasury has already foregone perhaps $7.5 trillion of
windfall accruals excluding revenues arising from tax payable on
parallel transactions, which would have yielded an estimated further $6.2
trillion (calculations based on 62 banking days since the beginning of
- With legitimate, real funds pouring onto the balance
sheet from private transactions at this rate, the US Treasury's finances,
and the outlook for the US and world economies, would be transformed within
two years. This was fully agreed and understood at St Petersburg, where
it was learned that over 20 financial groups are standing by to participate
in this refinancing.
- No-one who is somehow still unaware of the extent of
malevolent foreign penetration of the US structures, can understand why
the Federal Reserve is impeding The Wanta Plan not least since the
bulk of the transactions will be monetarily sterilised through largely
remaining within the financial system, while the resulting secondary transactions,
taking place on a global scale, will revitalise the world economy in a
structured and orderly manner.
- FOREIGN INTERESTS HOLDING AMERICA TO RANSOM?
- The conclusion reached by knowledgeable observers is
that the United States is being held to ransom by foreigners through the
Federal Reserve. The primary culprit is Germany, and its secret 'Black'
Nazi Continuum agency, Deutsche Verteidigungs Dienst (DVD), Dachau.
- On 13th July, an Iron Mountain document storage warehouse
located at Bow, East London, adjacent to the City of London, caught fire
and continued burning for three days. And on the preceding evening (12th
July), the Iron Mountain warehouse located in the Cyrville Industrial Area,
Ottawa, Canada, also mysteriously burned to the ground. These fires were
- British intelligence sources have confirmed to the Editor
of International Currency Review that a substantial volume of Deutsche
Bank files perished in the London warehouse fire. Deutsche Bank and German
institutions have dominated the heavy high-yield investment programmes
and financial trading operations that characterise hidden financial activity
in the intergovernmental financial sector (to which the mainstream financial
media is blind), since the late 19th century.
- BURNING THE RECORDS AND COVERING FOR BUSH SR. The
Iron Mountain fires have been described as panic measures by criminalist
foreign cadres to destroy the evidence of the massive serial financial
fraud that has been exposed by International Currency Review and its associated
intelligence publications. If so, the arson was wholly in vain, as duplicate
and original copies of the relevant documents are stored in 25 special
locations worldwide. These frauds have been driven by criminal gangs operating
within the US official structures, allegedly led by George Bush Sr., who
has been exposed by British and other intelligence informants as the actual
head of Deutsche Verteidigungs Dienst.
- According to these sources, Bush (Busche) Sr., who allegedly
holds dual German and US nationality, succeeded the long-term German (Nazi)
Abwehr chief, Admiral Canaris, after Canaris fell ill in 1976 (he died
- The interim head of DVD, to cover Bush Sr. while he occupied
the post of Director of Central Intelligence, is alleged to have been Dr
Henry Kissinger whose Soviet codename is BOR, but who has also been identified
by sources as allegedly the head of DVD, pending Bush Sr.'s accession.
- In January 2005, Jack Roach, a CIA officer, was brutally
murdered and tortured in the basement of the head office of Union Bank
of Switzerland in Zürich. British intelligence sources have confirmed
to Christopher Story that instructions for this murder were allegedly given
by the head of the DVD: George Bush Sr. The Editor of ICR has also been
informed that the assassination was allegedly approved by the President
of Switzerland. The late brave Mr Roach, who was tortured with cigarette
butts, was carrying banking codes that were seized from him to the benefit
of German banks and 'Black' intelligence, and to the detriment of the United
- In October last year, a contingent of US intelligence
officers attended the Münich Beer Festival. However the purpose of
their presence was not to quaff amber liquid, but rather to stake out the
headquarters of Deutsche Verteidigungs Dienst, at Dachau, which is close
- A satellite was positioned above the nondescript building,
and on the basis of the evidence of comings-and-goings obtained, the existence
and significance of DVD was indeed confirmed; and the White House was finally,
reluctantly, belatedly brought to understand at last that the Nazi Continuum
'Black' intelligence strategic intelligence centre in Dachau exists. The
British had been trying to make the Bush Jr. Administration understand
this, previously without success since the President is the son of
the alleged actual Head of the DVD.
- The head of the DVD resides in the United States because
America is the largest component of the 'Main Enemy'. Britain is targeted
by DVD via the European Union, which is dominated by the long-range penetration,
subversion and control strategy laid down by the Nazis in 1942, in a compendium
of papers published in Berlin entitled 'Europaische Wirtschaftsgemeinschaft'
[European Economic Community].
- In the early 1950s, the Allies captured a Nazi document
that was en route from the German Geopolitical Centre in Madrid the long-range
Nazi planning apparat established there when the Nazi intellelligentsia
realised that Germany might lose the war. Called 'The Madrid Circular Letter',
this document promulgated two themes for the attention of the 200,000 Nazis
by now scattered around the globe. They were:
- 1. 'For us, the war never ended': 'Fur uns, der Krieg
ist niemals vorbei'; and: 2. 'We shall build the Thousand-Year Reich on
the ruins of the United States'.
- With the West mesmerised by the Cold War, which German
'Black' intelligence under General Reinhard Gehlen (DVD) systematically
promoted by feeding false information to the Allies about Soviet intentions,
the Nazis created a 'safe haven' for their operations behind the cover
of the Soviet and STASI facade. This cover has now been blown, and the
lethal dangers presented by the secret power of Deutsche Verteidigungs
Dienst is now exposed for all to see and understand.
- Following the murder of Jack Roach and confirmation of
the existence of DVD, there is now talk in certain intelligence circles
of the need for this strategic Nazi Continuum organization to be decapitated
and the long-range offensive against the joint 'Main Enemy' Britain
and the United States to be decisively terminated once and for all.
DVD merely informs the German Chancellor of its operations, if it feels
like it; but as it is self-financed from immense hidden funds, especially
heroin proceeds, it does not accept his or her instructions. Rather, it
arrogantly considers itself, as custodian of Nazism, to be above the Government,
having hidden for half a century behind the Soviet threat and the Cold
War, for which it was itself largely responsible.
- In other words, the German Chancellor is as powerless
against these entrenched Nazis as the US Government and its Treasury appear
to be in the face of their 'in-your-face' sabotage of the new 'Marshall
Plan' for the United States designed by the US Treasury financial genius,
- For this reason, there is today actually discussion about
a Third World War and not just in the Middle East. A reference to
this possibility appeared in an op-ed column by a known intelligence analyst
in The Daily Telegraph, London, on 19th July. The apparent ongoing sabotage
of The Wanta Plan by the German- directed Federal Reserve may prove to
be just about the last straw.
- Recall again, finally, that President Kennedy was assassinated
after it became known that he intended to nationalise the Federal Reserve
- Bush Sr. was present in Dallas on the date of the assassination,
and was allegedly exfiltrated by plane in a hurry following the atrocity.
- How long will the American people tolerate this endless
foreign intermeddling in their affairs?
- Note: The Economic Espionage Act, 1996 [H.R. 3723] reads
in part as follows:
- 'WHEREAS, the President of the United States of America,
having signed H.R. 3723 on October 11, 1996, has protected this transaction
by allowing Corporations the right to declare their Contracts, Clients,
Internal Procedures and Information, and the transactions they engage in,
as a Corporate or Trade Secret fully protected under the Economic and Industrial
Espionage Laws of the United States of America and the International Economic
- INASMUCH, the names, identities, names coordinates and
other identifying information of persons or entities that are party to
this transaction, contained herein, or learned hereafter, shall be a Corporate
Trade Secret that shall not be disseminated other than as provided for
herein, or as allowed under applicable law. Any unauthorized Disclosure
of the Private Transaction, parties to, or other material fact of, shall
subject the violator(s) to Criminal prosecution'.
- FURTHER INFORMATION:
- Click the mini-Archive on the Home Page, or 'Back to
Archive', above. The mini-Archive contains earlier analyses on this millennial
- See also the following World Reports intelligence publications:
International Currency Review, Volume 28, Number 4, March 2003. International
Currency Review, Volume 30, Numbers 2 & 3, January 2005. Economic Intelligence
Review, Volume 10, Numbers 5 & 6, March 2006