The Jewish Cheka was a secret police force created through the NKVD on December 20, 1917, after a decree issued by Vladimir Lenin, and was subsequently led by Felix Dzerzhinsky. The Cheka rounded up all those who were under suspicion of not supporting the Jewish Bolshevik government; including Civil or military servicemen suspected of working for Imperial Russia; families of officers-volunteers (including children); all clergy; workers and peasants and any other person whose private property was valued at over 10,000 rubles. The Cheka practiced torture and methods included being skinned alive, scalped, “crowned” with barbed wire, impaled, crucified, hanged, stoned to death, tied to planks and pushed slowly into furnaces or tanks of boiling water, or rolled around naked in internally nail-studded barrels. Women and children were also victims of Cheka terror. Women would sometimes be tortured and raped before being shot. Children between the ages of 8 and 13 were imprisoned and executed. Cheka was actively and openly utilizing kidnapping methods and with it was able to extinguish numerous people especially among the rural population. Villages were also bombarded to complete annihilation. The Cheka is a direct predecessor of the KGB formed 9 years clear of WWII in 1954. Jewish revisionist Zionism had already constructed a further manifestation of this organisation in Jewish occupied Palestine 5 years earlier called Mossad.