Joël van der Reijden

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Person.png Joël van der Reijden Sourcewatch Wikispooks userpageRdf-entity.pngRdf-icon.png
Founder/Owner ofISGP
Interests • Deep State
• Deep Politics
• Deep Events
• Le Cercle
• American Security Council
• The Pilgrims Society
• The 1001 Club
A renowned independent researcher into the deep state. He serves as an inspiration to Wikispooks and occasionally contributes ISGP-related content himself.

Joël van der Reijden is a Dutch born independent researcher into the deep state. His theories are independent of a lot of other such work on the internet and focus upon hidden power. He has assigned a "global superclass index" to key individuals in an effort to simplify the importance of people and organisations.[1]


Full article: ISGP

Joël van der Reijden created the Institute for the Study of Globalization and Covert Politics, a website formerly known as the Project for the Exposure of Hidden Institutions. The site published a number of studies and original documentation on little known but apparently very influential organizations: Le Cercle, The 1001 Club, the Anglo-American Pilgrims Society, the American Security Council, the Center for Security Policy, the OSS Society, the AFIO and others.

ISGP has created a highly unique database of over 1,300 important NGOs worldwide and all the key people running them. The information resulted in the site's "Superclass Index". [2] Over time, ISGP also created its "Four-Establishment Model" and "Box Model for Politics".[3]

In addition, the site published on subjects as the Belgian X-Dossiers [4], peak oil [5], CIA drug trafficking [6], the "Liberal CIA" NGO, media and activist network [7]; its "Conservative CIA" counterpart [8]; Hollywood [9], immigration-related issues [10], the Kennedy assassination [11] and covert politics in Russia. [12]

In contrast to widespread speculation of a second shooter with the RFK assassination, ISGP is of the opinion that there is no evidence whatsoever for a conspiracy in this case.[13] ISGP also disavows the similar speculation of a second shooter with the Pim Fortuyn assassination. [14]

Site closure and reopening

ISGP was closed in late September 2010 "after the millionth page load". With permission of Joël, Wikispooks acquired an archive of the entire site and maintained a live copy of it on the Wikispooks server until Joël reopened ISGP in December 2014.[15]

Basic beliefs

ISGP distances itself from some popular "conspiracy theories" such as Holocaust revisionism, chemtrails, the Illuminati, freemasonry, 9/11 no planes, the Moon landing hoax, flat earth, ancient aliens, Atlantis and anything to do with UFOs.[16]

The site lists as the "most important cover ups/conspiracies of all time": JFK assassination, 9/11, Third World (immigration) crime and ethnic IQ numbers, Operation Gladio, CIA drug trafficking, U.S. support of death squad leaders (especially in Latin America), Hoover's FBI denying that such a thing as the mafia existed until forced to admit it by Robert Kennedy, while the CIA had recruited its leaders to help overthrow Fidel Castro; Neville Chamberlain's collaboration with western banks and multinationals and the fascist]] regimes before World War II to destroy communism and socialism; apparent top level pedophile entrapment networks, 1999 Russian Apartment Bombings, control of the intelligence agencies over the alternative media, reality of the UFO phenomenon and the existence of more than the physical. [17]


Joël van der Reijden has been researching and writing about 9-11 since early 2004, explaining that 9/11 - on the day itself - was the beginning of his skepticism towards government and the media. Starting in 2006 he publicly distanced himself from the subject in order to focus on documenting deep parapolitical networks and not worry about the stigma attached to 9-11 research. However, in the 2012-2016 period he did finish up a number of extensive articles, some of them book-length, that deal with almost every aspect of 9-11: the 9/11 Commission [18], NIST and the World Trade Center collapses [19], WTC 7 as a separate issue [20], suspects within the global superclass [21], and control of the security services over the "mainstream" 9/11 Truth movement - which he has always been in a state of war with. Van der Reijden is primarily supportive of the work of former Lockheed Martin and BAE Systems mechanical design engineer Tony Szamboti, who aided him in some of the World Trade Center analyses. [22]


In January 2013 Van der Reijden introduced the theory that the old Safari Club network (or "Shackley group" as he more often refers to it) surrounding top CIA officers George H. W. Bush, Richard Helms, Frank Carlucci and Theodore Shackley should be considered key suspects of having served as a bridge between Saudi and Pakistani backers of the 9/11 hijackers, top level elements in the Bush administration (President Bush and secretary of defense Donald Rumsfeld, a best friend and protege of Carlucci), and those who, apparently, rigged the World Trade Centers towers with thermite and explosives.

Van der Reijden also brought in the unique angle of Far West, a Russian-Ukrainian GRU company that since 1998 maintained a secret partnership with Dick Cheney's KBR Halliburton and in addition was tied to the same Saudis of the "Shackley group", as well as to the Pakistani ISI, the global drug trade [23], and seemingly even terrorists that included Shamil Basayev, Ayman Al Zawahiri and Osama bin Laden. [24]

Van der Reijden first began to pay close attention to Ted Shackley after finding out in 2010 that this controversial CIA officer headed Atlantic Cercle, Inc., the registered office of Le Cercle in the 1994-2002 period. In fact, the NGO was registered at Shackley's Florida estate. [25]

Van der Reijden looks at the Shackley group as sitting at the center of a vast range of conspiracies from the 1963 JFK assassination until the destruction of the Twin Towers in 2001. This includes CIA drug trafficking, death squads and Gladio terrorism in Europe.[26]

Truth movement infiltration

Van der Reijden is perhaps the most vocal opponent in the 9/11 Truth movement of any kind of no-plane theories, arguing that they have been invented by the superclass and international security services to discredit the movement. One of his first articles ever, dating back to January 2005, makes a powerful case that Flight 77 did indeed hit the Pentagon [27] He has also been maintaining an extensive list of persons who have promoted no-plane theories.[28]

RFK Assassination

A long article by Joël van der Reijden from 2019 entitled No Evidence of a Conspiracy — Except for the Mountains of Disinformation; What is the Media up to? challenges the idea that the RFK Assassination was a conspiracy.[29]


A Quote by Joël van der Reijden

Manuel Noriega“[Manuel Noriega] allied himself with the Medellin Cartel, his country serving as an important transit point for cocaine towards the United States. The Reagan administration worked with Noriega in support of the Nicaraguan contras, but by 1989 the dictator was growing out of control and had become such a liability to the United States, that George H. W. Bush ordered an invasion of Panama to capture Noriega. During his trial in the early 1990s, numerous witnesses/drug traffickers accused Noriega of drug trafficking, along with ties to George H. W. Bush, Colonel Oliver North and other CIA Contra figures.<a href="#cite_note-1">[1]</a> As the torture-murder of Hugo Spadafora in particular revealed, Noriega also was an extreme human rights violator who, similarly to the drug cartels and the CIA, had no problem torturing his enemies to death.<a href="#cite_note-2">[2]</a>27 August 2016ISGP