The FBI Needs to Investigate Ghislaine Maxwell’s ties to Children’s Charities and “Project Monarch”

Some pictures of Ghislaine Maxwell were recently released. These photos caused a stir because Ghislaine was with Caryn Zucker, wife of CNN’s Jeff Zucker, in several locations.  I previously reported on the photos of Caryn and Ghislaine at a book party in New York in 2008, which was not long after Epstein began his “sentence. ” This gathering was also attended by Donald Trump and Steve Mnuchin.  The mainstream media, as usual, failed to connect the dots on this.

Caryn and Ghislaine attended another event together in May 2014.  This was the “Fresh Air Fund” event honoring Mariah Carey for her charitable donations to “a retreat for inner city children to explore career development.” The River Fund, a parter of the Fresh Air Fund, enrolls children “aged six years old and up for visits with host families across 13 different states and Canada.” What bothers me is the use of the Monarch butterfly at this event, and of course, Ghilsaine Maxwell’s attendance.

NEW YORK, NY – MAY 29: Caryn Zucker and Ghislaine Maxwell attend The Fresh Air Fund Spring Gala honoring American Hero Mariah Carey at Pier 60 on May 29, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Clint Spaulding/Patrick McMullan via Getty Images)

Anyone who’s read Trance: Formation of America will instantly recognize that Project Monarch was a vile offshoot of the U.S. Government Program MK Ultra.  The program exploited children who were victims of incest and provided them to politicians. Mariah Carey “expressed her gratitude for the evening’s décor, which was an over-the-top butterfly theme in her honor, including light projections and thousands of different decorations of the colorful insects.”

Children+Butterflies+Epstein/Maxwell isn’t a good combination. Here’s another reference to butterflies from Cathy O’Brien’s book. Kelly, Cathy’s daughter, was raped by President George H. W. Bush at a young age, and later sent here.

Many people have wondered why the government would go to such lengths to protect Jeffrey Epstein.  As I’ve said before, Epstein’s blackmail network didn’t just spring to life when Epstein bought Little St. James Island.  Recently the government has declassified some documents on “The Finders,” as reported by Cathy Fox.   When you add in “The Franklin Coverup” and Bohemian Grove you start to see that this blackmail program goes back a long way and it has a great deal to do with the government’s MK Ultra program. 

Ghislaine herself made a most unsubtle reference to the U.S. Government when she allowed herself to be photographed reading the book “the secret lives and deaths of CIA operatives spies” at a restaurant shortly after Epstein’s mysterious death.  It’s just a matter of time before the government has to admit that Epstein was involved with the government.  The FBI raided Little St. James Island around this time, after reports of underground facilities emerged.

The sad thing about Ghislaine being involved with children’s charities is that the last thing I want is to have a chilling effect on charity or make a false claim about them.  I make no claims about Mariah Carey or the Funds. It is possible that good intentions have been mixed with bad. The FBI simply needs to investigate Ghislaine’s role here.  

P.S.  Although the symbol of the Monarch butterfly is used online to depict Project Monarch, I suspect there’s a better symbol:  the Monarch Crown.  MK Ultra was not confined to the  United States.  The U.S. is one member of the Five Eyes alliance of nations along with Canada, Australia, New Zealand, and Great Britain.   The United States apologized to Canada for involving them in the program.  In her book, Cathy O’Brien reported that she was provided to Canadian Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau.  Fiona Barnett, from Australia, had similar experiences to Cathy, including being raped by President Richard Nixon.  Add that to the involvement of Ghislaine and Prince Andrew and you’ll understand why my suspicions about “Project Monarch” are about more than butterflies.

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Obstruction of Justice: Seth Rich, Mikhail Lesin, and the Comey Memos

It was as obvious as the hand in front of your face, or so I thought.  A comment the President had made, or a comment by James Comey pertaining to the President’s remarks, had been redacted.  The subject:  Vladimir Putin and murder.

But that’s not what the press reported.  CNN wrote “The 11 must-read moments from Comey’s private memos.”  The New York Times:  “6 Takeaways From the James Comey Memos.”  Neither contained any reference to the redaction, or even the nature of the subject.  The Washington Post at least touched on the subject in “What the Comey Memos Say.

I suppose that if you’re managing a huge corporate media outlet, deductive logic is a pretty thin basis to point out that the President of the United States was obstructing some type of investigation into the murders of Mikhail Lesin and/or Seth Rich. You might get sued.  Unlike Jeff Bezos, I’m not worth $110 Billion, so here goes.

Mikhail Lesin was brutally murdered in a Washington D.C. hotel room November 5, 2015, before he was scheduled to interview with the Justice Department, who wanted to know about the inner workings of Russia Today, which Lesin founded.  On no less than three occasions shortly after Lesin’s murder, and one after he was inaugurated, then-candidate Donald Trump played defense attorney for Putin when asked questions by reporters about Putin’s track record on murder, on December 12, 2015; December 20, 2015; January 26, 2016; and February 6, 2017.

It was Trump’s fourth defense of Putin, to Bill O’Reilly in the 2016 Super Bowl, that became a topic of conversation between Trump and Comey on February 8, 2017, in the White House, which Comey documented in a memo.    

Trump’s comment in the exchange with Bill O’Reilly that he wanted Comey to agree with:

“O’Reilly said: ‘He’s a killer, though. Putin’s a killer.’”

“’There are a lot of killers,’ Trump replied. ‘We’ve got a lot of killers. What, do you think our country’s so innocent?'”

And here is Comey’s account of the conversation which Comey and Trump had on Trump’s remarks to O’Reilly.

An entire sentence is redacted here. The subject matter throughout the entire paragraph, both before and after the sentence, are on the same topic. What reasons could there be for this redaction? 

This is a good link explaining redactions. It was made to explain the redactions made to the “Mueller Report.” There are four reasons for redactions listed in this article: 1. “Potential harm to an ongoing legal matter.” In other words, an investigation; 2. “The need to conceal investigative techniques.” This is commonly referred to as “sources and methods;” 3. “Personal privacy.” This appears to be a reason added by William Barr after he became Attorney General on February 14, 2019, and would not have been applied to the redaction of Comey’s memos before their publication on April 19, 2018; 4. “Grand jury testimony.”

I don’t see how the sentence I referenced could have been redacted for any reason other than an investigation, whether it was Grand Jury, FBI, CIA or whoever. If you can think of one, please put it in the comments section below.

Speaking of Grand Jury murder investigations, that’s another thing the media didn’t tell you about- other than Buzzfeed, which broke the story that the rest of the media ignored.  

“Now BuzzFeed News has learned that federal prosecutors called witnesses before a grand jury during 2016 to compel them to testify under penalty of perjury about Lesin’s death, and they amassed more than 150 pages of material from the proceedings. The use of a grand jury, not previously reported, was discovered in documents released after BuzzFeed News launched a Freedom of Information Act lawsuit to compel the Justice Department, the FBI, and other agencies to turn over records related to the Lesin investigation. That lawsuit is ongoing.”

“Citing grand jury secrecy, two law enforcement officials with direct knowledge of the case declined to say what witnesses were called or describe their testimony. They said that prosecutors used a sitting grand jury, rather than empanelling one specifically for the Lesin case, and that they were investigating the media baron’s death as a homicide.”

Notice the part in Buzzfeed’s article where they said the Grand Jury investigating Mikhail Lesin was a sitting one, not one empaneled for Lesin, and that this Grand Jury was doing work sometime in 2016. Buzzfeed didn’t give a more specific date range on this Grand Jury. There was another notable Grand Jury investigating a murder, probably around the same time, one that was empaneled specifically for a murder.

Aaron Rich, the brother of Seth Rich, filed suit against Ed Butowsky, Matthew Couch, and some media outlets on March 26, 2018. In his suit, Aaron reported that a Grand Jury had investigated his brother’s murder.

“He (Aaron Rich) has provided law enforcement officials with access to all of Seth’s property, followed up regularly with the officials regarding their investigation, and voluntarily testified under oath as a witness before a grand jury convened to investigate Seth’s murder. “

Comey reported that the President seemed upset that he did not agree with Trump’s assessment on the subject of murders and Putin.

He then said, ‘You think my answer was good, right?’ I said the answer was fine, except the part about killers, because we aren’t the kind of killers that Putin is. When I said this, the President paused noticeably. I don’t know what to make of it, but he clearly noticed I had directly criticized him.

In an interview with George Stephanopoulos on April 15, 2018, a few days before his memos were declassified and released to the public, Comey did not back off any implication he had made in his February 8, 2017 memo.

JAMES COMEY: Yeah. In fact, he was telling me it was a good answer and then said– gave me an opening by saying, ‘You think it was a great answer. You think it was a good answer.’ And then he was starting to move on. And I jumped in and I said, ‘Mr. President, the first part of the answer was fine, not the second part. We’re not the kind of killers that Putin is.'”

And when I said that, the weather changed in the room. And like a shadow crossed his face and his eyes got this strange, kinda hard look. And I thought in that moment, ‘I’ve just done something unusual maybe.’ And then (SNAP) it passed and the meeting was over. And, ‘Thanks for coming in,’ and– and Priebus walked me out. It was like–

If you’re writing a movie script, when the subject of murder comes up with one of the main characters and you write in “a shadow crossed his face and his eyes got this strange, kinda hard look,” there’s only one way to take that. James Comey is a former prosecutor and FBI Director and I think he knows exactly what he is implying. He did it twice.

This was the first time Comey pushed back against Trump. Comey had been concerned about having a conflict with the President in his previous meetings. He told Stephanopolous about his January 6, 2017 meeting with President-elect Trump in Trump Tower:

Well, I’m about to meet with a person who doesn’t know me, who’s just been elected president of the United States. By all accounts, and from my watching him during the– the campaign, could be volatile. And I’m about to talk to him about allegations that he was involved with prostitutes in Moscow and that the Russians taped it and have leverage over him.

And so I worried– I’m going to not only ruin any relationship I might have with the president, but more importantly, create a situation where the president and the– and the F.B.I. are at war even before he becomes president.

Again on January 27, 2017, Comey and Trump meet in the White House, and Comey is all about conflict avoidance once again. This section starts off with Comey’s reaction to Trump’s request for a “Loyalty Oath,” which he made twice to Comey.

GEORGE STEPHANOPOULOS: Why not say no?

JAMES COMEY: That’s a fair question. I think because I was caught totally by surprise. And again, I’m operating in an environment where I don’t want– I’m going to be director for another six years. This man’s the new president of the United States, I do not need a war with him.

Then Comey bent just a little bit on the “Loyalty Oath.”

JAMES COMEY: The second time was later in the conversation. He said, again, “I need loyalty.” And I said, “You will always get honesty from me.” And he paused and then he said, “Honest loyalty,” as if he was proposing some compromise or a deal. And I paused and said, “You’ll get that from me.” And, of course, in between those two– the loyalty sandwich, in between those two, I had– I had an opportunity to explain to him the F.B.I.’s role and how important it was for the F.B.I. to be independent and how I thought about it.

GEORGE STEPHANOPOULOS: But did you cross a line there– did you cross a line when you promised him honest loyalty? Did– would it be fair for him to think, “Wait, I have a deal here.”

JAMES COMEY: Yeah, I– I don’t think so. Given the context and the other things I’d said, I thought– and look, it was a compromise on my part to try and avoid a really awkward conversation, get out of an awkward conversation.

Trump’s answer to O’Reilly is where Comey stood his ground.

And so the president was, as I said when I described the dinner, just in a monologue talking about how that was a great answer, what was he supposed to do, it was a hard question, he gave his best answer. And just going on and on and on. Basically we’re all agreeing with this if we don’t speak.

And having seen it happen during the dinner I thought, “I can’t let that happen,” ’cause I don’t think it was a hard question…

JAMES COMEY: Yeah, I did. Although in that moment I was thinking, “I just succeeded,” although I hadn’t intended to, in ending any personal relationship between me and the president by th– by interrupting him and also criticizing him to his face. And I went back and told my staff that it happened, and then I thought– and told them, “That’s not a bad thing, because it will help us keep a distance that we need to keep from him.”

Let’s pause here for a moment. So far I’ve developed the mindset of both Comey and Trump in the conflict that they had over Trump’s comment to O’Reilly. I’ve shown that there were at least two murders that could involve Russia under a Grand Jury investigation prior to this conflict. I’ve shown that a comment on this subject was redacted for what seems could only be a reason related to an investigation.

Comey would be fired three months after this February 8, 2017 conflict with Donald Trump. The press has reported that Mueller investigated Obstruction of Justice issues with Trump related to firing Comey over the investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 Presidential election, the request for a “Loyalty Oath,” and pressure on Comey to look to the other way on an investigation of Mike Flynn. The Mueller Report was intelligence without conclusions, and was largely redacted. Could Obstruction of Justice of murder investigations be in the Mueller Report somewhere, redacted??

I’m going to “zoom out” with a timeline and show the bigger picture of the Obstruction- Trump’s Obstruction of murder investigations. I’ll start with Mikhail Lesin’s murder, and finish shortly after Mueller was appointed Special Counsel. This will necessarily be a long timeline, but I tried to be brief. I’ll use several indictments, the Mueller Report, and other sources. In places I edited the content for ease of reading. If you want to quote anything, please use the original sources provided.

NOVEMBER 5, 2015. Mikhail Lesin murdered.

DECEMBER 18, 2015. Donald Trump defends Putin’s record on murder to Joe Scarborough. (1)

DECEMBER 20, 2015. Donald Trump defends Putin’s record on murder to George Stephanopoulos.  (2)

JANUARY 26, 2016. Donald Trump defends Putin’s record on murder to Maria Bartiromo. (3)

MARCH 10, 2016. GRU officers also sent hundreds of spearphishing emails to the work and personal email accounts of Clinton Campaign employees and volunteers.

MARCH 14, 2016. Joseph Misfud met with George Papadopolous in Italy.

MARCH 19, 2016. LUKASHEV and his co-conspirators sent spearphishing emails to… individuals affiliated with the Clinton Campaign, including John Podesta.

MARCH 24, 2016. Joseph Misfud met again with Papadopolous, this time bringing along a Russian national who was introduced as a relative of Putin.

APRIL, 2016. The Conspirators installed X-Agent malware on the DCCC network.

APRIL 10, 2016. George Papadopolous emailed the Female Russian National, who responded… April 11, 2016, that she “would be very pleased to support your initiatives between our two countries.”

APRIL 18, 2016. Joseph Misfud introduced George Papadopolous to an individual he said had connections to the Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

APRIL 19, 2016. The Conspirators registered the domain dcleaks.com.

APRIL 20, 2016. The Conspirators test the X-Agent malware connection from the DCCC to a middle server in the U.S.

APRIL 22, 2016. The Conspirators compressed gigabytes of data from DNC computers, including opposition research and later moved the compressed DNC data using X-Tunnel to a GRU-leased computer located in Illinois.

APRIL 25, 2016. George Papadopolous emails Trump campaign: “The Russian government has an open invitation by Putin for Mr. Trump to meet him when he is ready.”

APRIL 26, 2016. Joseph Misfud again met with Papadopolous in London.  At this meeting, Misfud told Papadopolous that the Russians had “thousands of emails” that could harm Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign. 

APRIL 27, 2016. George Papadopolous emails Trump campaign: “Have some interesting messages coming in from Moscow about a trip when the time is right.”

APRIL 28, 2016. The Conspirators used X-Tunnel to steal additional documents from the DCCC.

APRIL 30, 2016. George Papadopolous thanked Joseph Mifsud for his “critical help” in arranging a meeting between the Campaign and the Russian government, and remarked: ” It’s history making if it happens.”

MAY 4, 2016. Russian MFA and George Papadapolous exchange more communications about proposed meeting between Trump and Putin.

MAY 13, 2016. The Conspirators cleared the event logs from a DNC computer.

MAY 14, 2016. George Papadopolous emails Trump campaign: “Russian government[] ha[s] also relayed to me that they are interested in hosting Mr. Trump.”

MAY 21, 2016. George Papadopolous emails Trump campaign: “Request from Russia to meet Mr. Trump.” The email included the May 4 MFA Email and added: “Russia has been eager to meet Mr. Trump for quite sometime and have been reaching out to me to discuss.”

MAY 25, 2016. The Conspirators hacked the DNC Microsoft Exchange Server and stole thousands of emails from the work accounts of DNC employees.

JUNE, 2016. The Conspirators gained access to approximately thirty-three DNC computers. By in or around June 2016, Crowdstrike took steps to exclude intruders from the networks. Despite these efforts, a Linux-based version of X-Agent, programmed to communicate with the GRU-registered domain remained on the DNC network until in or around October 2016.

JUNE 1, 2016. George Papadopolous emails Trump campaign: “I have the Russian MFA asking me if Mr. Trump is interested in visiting Russia at some point. Wanted to pass this info along to you for you to decide what’s best to do with it and what message I should send (or to ignore).

JUNE 8, 2016. The Conspirators launched the public website dcleaks.com, which they used to release stolen emails.

JUNE 14, 2016. Crowdstrike publicly announced that it had been hacked by Russian government actors. In response, the Conspirators created the online persona Guccifer 2.0 and falsely claimed to be a lone Romanian hacker to undermine the allegations of Russian responsibility for the intrusion.

JUNE 15, 2016. Online persona Guccifer 2.0 published its first post on a blog site created through WordPress. I’m very pleased the company (Crowdstrike) appreciated my skills so.  Here are just a few does from many thousands I extracted when hacking into network.

JUNE 16, 2016. Wikileaks tweets “DNC ‘hacker’ releases 200+ page internal report on Trump, says gave WikiLeaks the all rest,” and links Guccifer 2’s WordPress page. 

JUNE 19, 2016. George Papadopolous emails Trump campaign: “New message from Russia”: “The Russian ministry of foreign affairs messaged and said that if Mr. Trump is unable to make it to Russia, if a campaign rep (me or someone else) can make it for meetings? I am willing to make the trip off the record if it’s in the interest of Mr. Trump and the campaign to meet specific people.”

JUNE 20, 2016. The Conspirators deleted logs from the AMS panel that documented their activities on the panel, including the login history. On or about June 20, 2016, after Crowdstrike had disabled X-Agent on the network, the Conspirators spent over seven hours unsuccessfully trying to connect to X-Agent. The Conspirators also tried to access the network using previously stolen credentials.

JUNE 22, 2016. Wikileaks sent a private message to Guccifer 2.0 to “[s]end any new material here for us to review and it will have a much higher impact than what you are doing.”

JUNE 27, 2016. Guccifer 2.0 sent an email to the news outlet The Smoking Gun offering to provide “exclusive access to some leaked emails linked [to] Hillary Clinton’s staff.”

JULY 5, 2016. “Using a combination of copying and compression techniques, the “last modified” timestamps of all but 12 of the aged files was changed to 5 July 2016, just five days before (Seth) Rich was killed and 17 days before WikiLeaks published its first share of the DNC hacks.”

JULY 6, 2016. The Conspirators used the VPN to log into the @Guccifer_2 Twitter account. The Conspirators opened that VPN account from the same server that was also used to register malicious domains for the hacking of the and DNC networks.

JULY 10, 2016. Seth Rich, DNC staffer, shot in the back and killed in Washington, DC.

JULY 13, 2016. Russia’s SVR circulated a “bulletin” about the murder of Seth Rich.

JULY 13, 2016. Eight months after Mikhail Lesin’s murder, investigators receive the videos from the surveillance cameras at Lesin’s hotel.

JULY 14, 2016. The Conspirators, posing as Guccifer 2.0, sent Wikileaks an email with an attachment titled wk.linkl.txt.gpg. The Conspirators explained to Wikileaks that the file contained instructions on how to access an online archive of stolen DNC documents. 

JULY 18, 2016. Wikileaks confirmed it had the “1Gb or so archive” and would make a release of the stolen documents “this week.”

JULY 22, 2016. Wikileaks released over 20,000 emails and other documents stolen from the DNC network by the Conspirators. This release occurred approximately three days before the start of the Democratic National Convention. Wikileaks did not disclose Guccifer 2.0’s role in providing them. The latest-in-time email released through Wikileaks was dated on or about May 25, 2016, approximately the same day the Conspirators hacked the DNC Microsoft Exchange Server.

JULY 25, 2016. Roger Stone sent an email to Person 1 with the subject line, “Get to [Assange].” The body of the message read, “Get to Assange [a]t Ecuadorian Embassy in London and get the pending [Wikileaks] emails . . . they deal with Foundation, allegedly.”

JULY 27, 2016. The Conspirators attempted after hours to spearphish for the first time email accounts at a domain hosted by a third-party provider and used by Clinton’s personal office.

JULY 27, 2016. Donald Trump, at a campaign event in Florida:  “Russia, if you’re listening, I hope you’re able to find the 30,000 emails that are missing.  I think you will probably be rewarded mightily by our press.

JULY 31, 2016The FBI opened an investigation into whether individuals associated with the Trump Campaign were coordinating with the Russian government in its interference activities. 

AUGUST 2, 2016. Corsi emailed Roger Stone. Corsi stated in part, “Word is friend in embassy plans 2 more dumps. One shortly after I’m back. 2nd in Oct. Impact planned to be very damaging.”

AUGUST 8, 2016. Roger Stone attended a public event at which he stated, “I actually have communicated with [Assange]. I believe the next tranche of his documents pertain to the Clinton Foundation, but there’s no telling what the October surprise may be.”

AUGUST 9, 2016Wikileaks offered a $20,000 reward for information related to the death of Seth Rich.

AUGUST 12, 2016. Roger Stone stated during an interview that he was “in communication with [Assange]” but was “not at liberty to discuss what I have.”

AUGUST 12, 2016. Messages between Emma Best and Wikileaks discuss how best to handle the information from Guccifer 2.0. Best had communicated with Guccifer 2.0 previously.

AUGUST 15, 2016. The Conspirators, posing as Guccifer 2.0, received a request for stolen documents from a candidate for the U.S. Congress. The Conspirators responded using the Guccifer 2.0 persona and sent the candidate stolen documents related to the candidate’s opponent.

AUGUST 15, 2016. Trump campaign told George Papadopolous that “I would encourage you” and another foreign policy advisor to the Campaign to “make the trip, if it is feasible.” The trip proposed by defendant PAPADOPOULOS did not take place.

AUGUST 16, 2016. Roger Stone stated during an interview that it became known on this program that I have had some back-channel communication with [Wikileaks] and [Assange].” In a second interview on or about the same day, STONE stated that he “communicated with [Assange]” and that they had a mutual acquaintance who is a fine gentleman.”

AUGUST 18, 2016. Roger Stone stated during a television interview that he had communicated with Assange “through an intermediary, somebody who is a mutual friend.”

AUGUST 19, 2016. Roger Stone exchanged written communications, including by text message and email, with Credico about Wikileaks and what Assange planned to do. On or about August 19, 2016, Credico sent a text message to STONE that read in part, “I’m going to have [Assange] on my show next Thursday.”

AUGUST 21, 2016Credico sent another text message to Roger Stone, writing in part, “I have [Assange] on Thursday so I’m completely tied up on that day.”

AUGUST 21, 2016Roger Stone predicted that damaging information about Clinton would be released, tweeting “it will soon (be) the Podesta’s time in the barrel.”

AUGUST 22, 2016. The Conspirators, posing as Guccifer 2.0, transferred approximately 2.5 gigabytes of data stolen from the to a then-registered state lobbyist and online source of political news. The stolen data included donor records and personal identifying information for more than 2,000 Democratic donors.  

AUGUST 27, 2016. Credico sent text messages to Roger Stone that said, “We are working on a [Assange] radio show,” and that he (Credico) was “in charge” of the project. In a text message sent later that day, Credico added, “[Assange] has kryptonite on Hillary.”

AUGUST 28, 2016. Peter Smith sends email: “Just finishing two days of sensitive meetings here in DC with involved groups to poke and probe on the above.  It is clear that the Clinton ‘s home-based, unprotected server was hacked with ease by both State-related players and private mercenaries. Parties with varying interests, are circling to release ahead of the election.” 

SEPTEMBER, 2016. The Conspirators also successfully gained access to DNC computers hosted on a third-party cloud-computing service.

SEPTEMBER, 2016. Barbara Ledeen, to Peter Smith: (Leeden) “claimed to have obtained a trove of emails (from what she described as the “dark web”) that purported to be the deleted Clinton emails. Ledeen wanted to authenticate the emails and solicited contributions to fund that effort. Erik Prince provided funding to hire a tech advisor to ascertain the authenticity of the emails. According to Prince, the tech advisor determined that the emails were not authentic.”

SEPTEMBER 2, 2016. Peter Smith directed a business associate to establish KLS Research LLC… Peter Smith circulated a document stating that his initiative was “in coordination” with the Trump Campaign, “to the extent permitted as an independent expenditure organization.” The document listed multiple individuals affiliated with the Trump Campaign, including Flynn, Clovis, Bannon, and Kellyanne Conway.

SEPTEMBER 9, 2016. The Conspirators, again posing as Guccifer 2.0, referred to a stolen document posted online and asked the person, what do think of the info on the turnout model for the democrats entire presidential campaign. The person responded, ‘[p]retty standard.’

SEPTEMBER 19, 2016. Roger Stone texted Credico again, writing, “Pass my message . . . to [Assange].” Credico responded, “I did.” 

SEPTEMBER 20, 2016. Credico forwarded the request to a friend who was an attorney with the ability to contact the head of Wikileaks. Person 2 blindcopied STONE on the forwarded email.

SEPTEMBER 30, 2016. Credico sent Roger Stone via text message a photograph of Credico standing outside the Ecuadorian Embassy in London where Assange was located.

OCTOBER 1, 2016. …which was a Saturday, Credico sent Roger Stone text messages that stated, “big news Wednesday . . . now pretend u don’t know me . . .  Hillary’s campaign will die this week.”

OCTOBER 4, 2016. Assange held a press conference but did not release any new materials pertaining to the Clinton Campaign. Shortly afterwards, Roger Stone received an email from the high-ranking Trump Campaign official asking about the status of future releases by Wikileaks. Roger Stone answered that Assange had a “[s]erious security concern” but that Wikileaks would release “a load every week going forward.”

OCTOBER 7, 2016. Wikileaks released the first set of emails stolen from John Podesta. Shortly after Wikileaks’s release, an associate of (Bannon) sent a text message to Roger Stone that read “well done.” In subsequent conversations with senior Trump Campaign officials, Roger Stone claimed credit for having correctly predicted the October 7, 2016 release.

October 28, 2016. Peter Smith wrote that there was a “tug -of-war going on within WikiLeaks over its planned releases in the next few days,” and that WikiLeaks “has maintained that it will save its best revelations for last, under the theory this allows little time for response prior to the U.S. election November 8.” An attachment to the email claimed that WikiLeaks would release “All 33k deleted Emails” by “November 1st.” No emails obtained from Clinton’s server were subsequently released.

NOVEMBER 8, 2016. Donald Trump elected President of the United States.

JANUARY 6, 2017. Comey meets with Donald Trump in Trump Tower. (4)

JANUARY 10, 2017.   Buzzfeed releases “Steele Dossier.”

JANUARY 12, 2017. The Conspirators published a statement on the Guccifer 2.0 WordPress blog, falsely claiming that the intrusions and release of stolen documents had ‘totally’ no relation to the Russian government.

JANUARY 13, 2017. The chairman and vice chairman of SSCI announced the committee would conduct an inquiry that would investigate, among other things, any intelligence regarding links between Russia and individuals associated with political campaigns, as well as Russian cyber activity and other “active measures” directed against the United States in connection with the 2016 election.

JANUARY 20, 2017. President Trump is inaugurated.

JANUARY 25, 2017. The chairman and ranking member of HPSCI announced that HPSCI had been conducting an inquiry similar to SSCI’s.

JANUARY 27, 2017. George Papadoloulos lies to the FBI.

JANUARY 27, 2017. James Comey has dinner with President Trump in the Green Room at the White House. (5)

February 2, 2017. The Senate Judiciary Committee announced that it too would investigate Russian efforts to intervene in the election.

FEBRUARY 6, 2017. Donald Trump defends Putin’s record on murder to Bill O’Reilly. (6)

FEBRUARY 8, 2017. James Comey meets with President Trump in the Oval Office at the White House. (7)

FEBRUARY 14, 2017. James Comey meets with President Trump in the Oval Office at the White House. (8)

FEBRUARY 20, 2017. Jack Burkman sends a letter to Jason Chaffetz, Committee on  Oversight & Government Reform, titled “RE: Seth Rich Murder – Russia  Connection Investigation,” and sends the same letter to Michael McFaul, Chairman Homeland Security Committee, US House.

FEBRUARY 23, 2017. Rod Wheeler received a text message from Ed Butowsky, asking Wheeler for assistance on an investigation. Wheeler called Butowsky, who explained that the investigation concerned Seth Rich.

FEBRUARY 28, 2017. Rod Wheeler met with Ed Butowsky at a restaurant on Capitol Hill in Washington D.C. When Mr. Wheeler arrived, he was surprised to find that Butowsky was accompanied by Zimmerman. Butowsky advised Mr. Wheeler that Zimmerman was an investigative journalist with Fox News, and had been investigating the death of Seth Rich for several months. Following their lunch, Butowsky introduced Mr. Wheeler to the Rich family. However, before doing so, Butowsky warned Mr. Wheeler: “Make sure to play down Fox News, don’t mention you know Malia [Zimmerman].

MARCH 01, 2017. James Comey received a phone call from Donald Trump. “Just called to check in and see how I’m doing.” (9)

MARCH 02, 2017. Ed Butowsky asked Malia Zimmerman for Jack Burkman’s contact information and stated, “I need to shut him up.”

March 09, 2017. James Comey briefed the “Gang of Eight” congressional leaders about the FBI’s investigation of Russian interference, including an identification of the principal U.S. subjects of the investigation.

MARCH 14, 2017. The Rich family formally retained Rod Wheeler to investigate the murder of Seth Rich. Ed Butowsky wired $5,000 to Mr. Wheeler as an up-front payment for the investigation. Rather than use his own bank account to send the wire, Ed Butowsky used an account in the name of “GOOGIE, LP.”VII.

MARCH 15, 2017. James Comey briefed the Senate Judiciary. I wrote in “The False Flag Murder of Seth Rich” on July 24, 2017: “The ashen looks on the faces of the Senators, the fact that Feinstein was the only one to say a word to the press with Grassley standing beside her, despite Grassley being the Chair of the Committee and Feinstein being in the minority party, and the subsequent facts and circumstances surrounding this briefing, lead me to believe the Senate Intelligence Committee was briefed on the murder of Seth Rich on this day.” I haven’t changed my mind.

MARCH 20, 2017. James Comey testified at a HPSCI hearing and publicly disclosed that the FBI was investigating Russian interference in the 2016 election and possible links and coordination between the Trump Campaign and the Russian government.

MARCH 23, 2017. Immediately after the Rich family announced that Jack Burkman was involved in setting up a go-fund-me page to assist in investigating the Seth Rich murder, Ed Butowsky wrote to Rod Wheeler, “I am having a huge anxiety over Burkman today.”

MARCH 30, 2017. President Trump called James Comey. (10)

APRIL 11, 2107. James Comey calls President Trump. (11)

APRIL 18, 2017. Ed Butowsky sent a text message to Rod Wheeler that stated: “Are you in Washington DC area on Thursday afternoon? I am meeting Sean spicer and want you with me.” Butowsky’s purpose in meeting with Mr. Spicer, President Trump’s former press secretary, was to keep him abreast of his investigation of the Seth Rich murder. Indeed, on April 19, 2017, Butowsky sent the following text message to Mr. Wheeler: “Do you have summary done yet?[ ] Just bullet pointed. Just want to make sure we get point to Sean easily.”

APRIL 19, 2017. The day before Ed Butowsky and Rod Wheeler met with Mr. Spicer, Mr. Wheeler met with Sarah Flores, the Director of Public Affairs at the Department of Justice (“DOJ”). Although Mr. Wheeler’s meeting did not concern Seth Rich, unbeknownst to Mr. Wheeler at the time, Butowsky had already reached out to talk with Ms. Flores about the Seth Rich murder “investigation.” Butowsky sent a text message to Mr. Wheeler that stated: “She [Ms. Flores] knows me well. Tell her I said hello. Let her know why I was calling her, Seth Rich. Ask her to keep it quiet because we don’t know [ ] who the good or the bad people are anymore. But we know she’s one of the really good ones.”

APRIL 20, 2017. Ed Butowsky and Rod Wheeler did in fact meet with Mr. Spicer on April 20, 2017 to keep him informed about the Seth Rich murder investigation. Mr. Spicer was provided with a copy of Mr. Wheeler’s investigative narrative and asked Butowsky and Mr. Wheeler to keep him abreast of any developments in the case. Upon information and belief, Butowsky did just that.

MAY 1, 2017. Scott Christianson writes article in McClatchy DC on Robert Mercer’s $7 Billion tax bill and favors owed to him by Donald Trump. It is the first of two planned articles.

MAY 4, 2017. Peter Smith gave interview to the Wall Street Journal, the first of two planned interviews.

MAY 5, 2017. President Trump told close aides he was going to fire James Comey.

MAY 9, 2017.  President Trump fires FBI Director James Comey.

MAY 9, 2017. Robert and Diane Mercer make large donations to RNC headquarters and RNC legal proceedings that benefit Trump.

MAY 10, 2017. Ed Butowsky and Malia Zimmerman called Mr. Wheeler to inform him that they had supposedly secured a source at the FBI who confirmed that emails were sent between Seth Rich and WikiLeaks. This anonymous source was cited in Zimmerman’s May 16, 2017 article.

MAY 11, 2017. Malia Zimmerman sent Mr. Wheeler a draft of her story regarding the Seth Rich murder. The draft did not contain any quotes from Mr. Wheeler to the effect that Seth Rich had sent any emails to WikiLeaks, nor did the draft quote Mr. Wheeler as saying that the DNC, Democratic Party or Clintons were engaged in a cover-up.

MAY 13, 2017. North Korea launches missile.

MAY 14, 2017. Peter Smith dead.

MAY 14, 2017. Scott Christianson dead.

MAY 14, 2017. Ed Butowsky sends text to Rod Wheeler that stated: “Not to add any more pressure but the president [Donald Trump] just read the article. He wants the article out immediately. It’s now all up to you. But don’t feel the pressure.” Ed Butowsky leaves voicemail to Rod Wheeler: “A couple minutes ago I got a note that we have the full, uh, attention of the White House, on this. And, tomorrow, let’s close this deal, whatever we’ve got to do. But you can feel free to say that the White House is onto this now.”

MAY 15, 2017. Malia Zimmerman informed Rod Wheeler that she would be publishing her story imminently. Mr. Wheeler explained to Zimmerman he was traveling and could not review the drafts of the story she sent to him throughout the day… At no point in time did Mr. Wheeler say that his investigation revealed that Seth Rich sent any emails to WikiLeaks, nor did he say that the DNC, Democratic Party or Clintons were engaged in a cover-up. In fact, the only purported source saying that Seth Rich sent any emails to WikiLeaks was Butowsky and Zimmerman’s supposed source within the FBI.

MAY 15, 2017. FOX 5 DC publishes a story that falsely claims Rod Wheeler said Seth Rich had contact with Wikileaks. (Original deleted link here).

MAY 15, 2017. A “bot swarm” on Twitter begins pushing the false story on Seth Rich. It is trending by the next day.

MAY 16, 2017. Malia Zimmerman published her article on the Seth Rich murder investigation, which contained two quotes falsely attributed to Rod Wheeler…

Very shortly after the article was published, Mr. Wheeler called Butowsky and demanded an explanation for the false statements about him in Zimmerman’s article. Butowsky stated that the quotes were included because that is the way the President wanted the article, referring to President Donald Trump. A few days later, Butowsky wrote to Zimmerman, “I didn’t tell you yet but the federal government is involved at this moment, behind the scenes and believe your story.”

Also on May 16, 2017, Mr. Wheeler called Zimmerman and confronted her about the use of false statements. Zimmerman told Mr. Wheeler that she would have the statements removed from the article. However, they were not removed and, later that day, Zimmerman told Mr. Wheeler that she had been instructed by her bosses at Fox News to leave the false quotes in the story.

Following Mr. Wheeler’s disclosures and in advance of Mr. Wheeler’s planned appearance on the Sean Hannity Show, Zimmerman sent a text to Mr. Wheeler that stated, “Reread the story we sent to you last night [with the false quotes] and stick to that script.”

MAY 17, 2017. SEAN HANNITY: “Explosive developments in the mysterious murder of former DNC staffer Seth Rich that could completely shatter the narrative that in fact Wikileaks was working with the Russians, or there was collusion between the Trump campaign and the Russians,” Hannity said.  “Now if true, this could become one of the biggest scandals in American history, and could mean that Rich could have been murdered under very suspicious circumstances.  Now according to former homicide detective Rod Wheeler, who had been hired by the Rich family to investigate the killing, newly discovered evidence shows that the 27 year old-former DNC employee was, in fact, communicating with Wikileaks before he was gunned down in Washington, D.C.”

MAY 17, 2017. “I only got that from the reporter (Malia Zimmerman) at Fox News-“  Rod Wheeler

MAY 17, 2017. Robert Mueller named Special Counsel.

MAY 19, 2017. Russian Embassy in London tweeted an image featuring Rich and Hillary Clinton in the background, with text saying, “Who Killed Seth Rich?” The tweet also says, “#WikiLeaks informer Seth Rich murdered in US but MSM [mainstream media] was so busy accusing Russian hackers to take notice.”

Some conclusions.  When I published The False Flag Murder of Seth Rich, I didn’t have the benefit of the indictments of the Russian hackers then, or Rod Wheeler’s lawsuit, or the Muller report, or a lot of other information.  The timeline with this new information shows that the narrative pushed by Wikileaks, the Russian SVR, and the Russian Embassy in London that Seth Rich was a “leaker” is disinformation.  Mueller’s report even said so in no uncertain terms.  “The statements about Rich implied falsely that he had been the source of the stolen DNC emails.” 

Russia hacked the DNC, compressed the data, transferred the data out of the DNC, uploaded it to a dropbox, and sent Wikileaks a link with instructions on how to download the data.  That’s what happened.  Let me briefly address some of the disinformation that’s out there.

The VIPS crowd (The Veteran Intelligence Professionals for Sanity) said that the bandwidth on the internet wasn’t strong enough to transfer the amount of data that was transferred in a reasonable time.  Roger Stone pushed this alibi.  This theory completely ignores that the hackers could have compressed the data first before they transferred it, which the Indictments clearly state is exactly what happened.  These VIPS guys are former NSA employees and didn’t even think about that?  Come on.

Craig Murray claimed that he had knowledge that the DNC data was moved via a “leak” and not a “hack.”  The Indictments show otherwise.  That’s just all there is to it.  It’s possible that Russia made an effort to create a parallel chain of custody of the DNC data as an alibi or disinformation about how Wikileaks got the data.  In other words, somebody may have told Murray that there was a “leak,” or even handed Murray a thumb drive which he transferred himself, and he may or may not believe that what he’s saying is true, but that’s just not the way Wikileaks got the data initially.  

Changing the timestamps on some of the data to July 5, 2016, days before Seth Rich was murdered, was obviously an effort to falsely imply that Seth Rich was involved.  That’s a “smoking gun.”  It shows intent to frame Seth Rich for the DNC breach. It’s disappointing to read about it in Computer Weekly instead of an indictment.

And the reason why Russia would want Seth Rich dead is pretty obvious- they wanted to use his death against Hillary Clinton, because they favored Donald Trump.    Russia also favored Bernie Sanders over Hillary, and the Sander’s campaign was heavily involved in the DNC breach.  The Sanders team, Josh Uretsky especially, basically opened up the door for the Guccifer team.  Guccifer explained it here.

I want to address something right here to the anti-Hillary, anti-Clinton crowd.  You’re right about a lot of things.  Unlike the others who talk about Seth Rich, I don’t play politics.  I’ve looked at some of the allegations against the Clintons closely, and here’s what I think.

At a minimum- a minimum- there is more than enough evidence to lock Hillary and Bill Clinton up for their roles in Obstructing Justice and Obstructing  Governmental Operations in the murders of Vince Foster, and Donald Henry and Kevin Ives.  I do also, however, think that a large number of the deaths in the “Clinton body bags” lists rightfully belong in a “Bush body bags” list because people don’t understand the nature of the relationship between the Clintons and George H. W. Bush. But in any case, there’s plenty of evidence just on those three murders to lock the Clintons up for the rest of their lives. I’m talking good, documented evidence.

So understand this is not a defense of the Clintons.  The next time you people in the Trump or Clinton camps start screaming at each other about how corrupt the other side is, start listening to the other side and put it all together.  You’re both right.  When those two stand on a national stage and call each other puppets, how obvious does it have to be, people?

In my opinion, Russia capitalized on the American public’s understandable and justifiable cynicism directed at the Clintons, which made it more believable that that Hillary Clinton was involved in Seth Rich’s death.

Another thing, my analysis here doesn’t include the solid reporting by Luke Rosiak on the DCCC, Debbie Wasserman-Schultz, and the Awans.  There’s something very rotten at the core of it.  I haven’t read your book yet, but I’ll bet $1 that some of Hillary Clinton’s 33,000 missing emails found their way onto this computer somehow.

And no, I don’t think it’s 100% “Russia, Russia, Russia” either.  Russia couldn’t pull all this off without help from the United States intelligence community, whether those people were “rogues” or “mercenaries” or whatever.  For instance, take the murder of Scott Christianson.  Now my qualifications are no greater than having watched a few dozen episodes of 48 Hours and The FBI Files, but when Scott Christianson writes about a $7 Billion tax bill that Robert Mercer is fighting, when Robert Mercer helped get Trump elected with assistance from his Cambridge Analytica, and when Robert Mercer just so happens to have a friend that used to run a CIA assassination program, that’s where I would start my investigation into the death of Scott Christianson.  Just sayin.’  In 2016, Prince was still looking for work in his specialty against ISIS, as he described in this interview with Breitbart, and in 2019 he is hoping to help out if a “dynamic event” were to happen in Venezuala. 

I refer you back to where Peter Smith said “mercenaries” hacked Hillary’s email.  Reuters had great reporting on former NSA employees (mercenaries) working for the United Arab Emirates– monitoring their “dissidents” and so forth using hacking techniques they learned at the NSA.   No it’s not just Russia.

North Korea.  Let’s talk about North Korea.  Does anyone take Trump’s version of America’s policy with North Korea at face value?  That we went from nuclear threats to a “love story” in this short of a period of time?  Along the way, North Korea just happened to fire a long-range missile that took over headlines critical of Trump’s firing of James Comey, the day before both Scott Christianson and Peter Smith died.  I don’t see how North Korea’s missile launch wasn’t coordinated as a distraction from events in the United States. 

So not only do I believe that Trump fired Comey to obstruct existing murder investigations, I think that people connected to Trump planned some “operations” that involved assassinations and media manipulation shortly after they had Comey out of the way, and I think there’s more nations involved than just Russia.

Footnotes below. END

(1). Trump to Joe Scarborough.

“Well, I mean, it’s also a person who kills journalists, political opponents, and invades countries. Obviously that would be a concern, would it not?” Scarborough asked.

“He’s running his country, and at least he’s a leader,” Trump replied. “Unlike what we have in this country.”

“But again: He kills journalists that don’t agree with him,” Scarborough said.

“I think our country does plenty of killing, also, Joe, so, you know,” Trump replied. “There’s a lot of stupidity going on in the world right now, Joe. A lot of killing going on. A lot of stupidity. And that’s the way it is. But you didn’t ask me [that] question, you asked me a different question. So that’s fine.”

(2) Trump to George Stephanopoulos

“But, in all fairness to Putin, you’re saying he killed people. I haven’t’ seen that. I don’t know that he has. Have you been able to prove that? Do you know the names of the reporters that he’s killed? Because I’ve been — you know, you’ve been hearing this, but I haven’t seen the name. Now, I think it would be despicable if that took place, but I haven’t’ seen any evidence that he killed anybody in terms of reporters.”

(3) Trump to Maria Bartiromo.

In an interview with Fox Business’ Maria Bartiromo, Trump discusses the 2006 murder of Alexander Litvinenko, a former Russian security agent, and the 2016 findings of a British inquiry that Putin “probably approved” his poisoning.

“Have they found him guilty?” Trump said. “I don’t think they’ve found him guilty.”

“If he did it, fine. But I don’t know that he did it. You know, people are saying they think it was him, it might have been him, it could have been him. But Maria, in all fairness to Putin—I don’t know. You know, and I’m not saying this because he says, ‘Trump is brilliant and leading everybody’ —the fact is that, you know, he hasn’t been convicted of anything.

(4) James Comey Memo, January 6, 2017

What follows are notes I typed in the vehicle immediately upon exiting Trump Tower on 1/6/17…

After others left the room, we sat at the table. He began by telling me that i had had one heck of a year but I had conducted myself honorably and had a great reputation. He said I was repeatedly out in impossible positions. He said you saved her and then they hated you for what you did later, but what choice did you have? He said he thought very highly of me and looked forward to working with me, saying he hoped planned to stay on. I assured him I intended to stay.  He said good.

I said the Russians allegedly had tapes involving him and prostitutes at the Presidential Suite at the Ritz Carlton in Moscow from about 2013. He interjected, “there were no prostitutes; there were never prostitutes.” He then said something about him being the kind of guy who didn’t need to “go there” and laughed (which I understood to be communicating that he didn’t need to pay for sex). He said “2013” to himself, as if trying to remember that period of time, but didn’t add anything. He said he always assumed that hotel rooms he stayed in when he travels are wired in some way. I replied that I do as well. 

I said I wasn’t saying this was true, only that I wanted him to know both that it had been reported and that the reports were in many hands. I said media like CNN had them and were looking for a news hook. I said it was important that we not give them the excuse to write that the FBI has the material or REDACTED REDACTED and that we were keeping it very close-hold.  He said he couldn’t believe they hadn’t gone with it.  I said it was inflammatory stuff that they would get killed for reporting straight up from the source reports.

(5) James Comey Memo, January 28, 2017

I had dinner with President Trump in the Green Room at the White House last night at 6:30 pm…

He touched on my future at various points. The first time he asked so what do you want to do, explaining that lots of people wanted my job (“about 20 people”), that he thought very highly of me and had heard great things, that the people of the FBI really like me, but he would understand if wanted to walk away given all I had been through, although he thought that would be bad for me personally because it would look like i had done something wrong, that he of course can make a change at FBI if he wants, but he wants to know what I think.  There was no acknowledgement by him [or me) that we had already talked about this twice.

I responded by saying that he could fire me any time he wished, but that I wanted to stay and do a job I love and think I am doing well. I explained that i never expected to be back in government but had found this job hugely rewarding and wanted to serve out my term. I added that was “reliable” in one way but not in the way political people sometimes use the term. I explained that he could count on me to always tell him the truth. I said I don’t do sneaky things, I don’t leak, I don’t do weasel moves. But I was not on anybody’s side politically and could not be counted on in that traditional political sense, which I said i thought was in the president’s best interest. He asked whether the FBI leaks and I answered that of course in an organization of 36,000 we were going to have some of that, but I said I think the FBI leaks far less than people often say. I predicted he, like all Presidents, would discover the entire government leaks like crazy and explained that it often comes from the first or second hop out from those actually working on the sensitive thing. 

He replied that he needed loyalty and expected loyalty. I did not reply, or even nod or change my facial expression, which he noted because we came back to it later…

At about this point, he turned to what he called the “golden showers thing” and recounted much of what he had said previously on that topic. He repeated that it was a complete fabrication and “fake news.” I explained again why i had thought it important that he know about it. I also explained that one of the reasons we told him was that the media, CNN in particular, was telling us they were about to run with it. He said it bothered him if his wife thought there was even a one percent chance it was true in any respect…

He said he thought maybe he should ask me to investigate to the whole thing to prove it was a lie. I did not ask any questions. I replied that it was up to him. but i wouldn’t want to create a narrative that we were investigating him, because we are not and worried such a thing would be misconstrued. I also said that it is very difficult to disprove a lie. He said “maybe you’re right,” but several times asked me to think about it and said he would also think about it…

He then returned to loyalty, saying “I need loyalty.” I replied that he would always get honesty from me. He paused and said that’s what he wants, “honest loyalty.” I replied “you will get that from me.” (It is possible we understood that phrase differently, but I chose to understand it as consistent with what I had said throughout the conversation: I will serve the President with to the office, the country, and the truth. I decided it would not be productive to push the subject further.)

(6) Trump to Bill O’Reilly.

O’Reilly said: “He’s a killer, though. Putin’s a killer.”

“There are a lot of killers,” Trump replied. “We’ve got a lot of killers. What, do you think our country’s so innocent?”

(7) James Comey Memo February 8, 2017.

I went to the White House today for a 4 pm “meet and greet” with COS Reince Priebus.  As I waited in the West Wing lobby, Mike Flynn stopped by and sat down. We chatted for about five minutes about his new job, the challenges in building a staff, and working with folks who had never been in government before, how he maintains fitness, etc. There was no mention by either of us of REDACTED REDACTED REDACTED REDACTED REDACTED REDACTED REDACTED REDACTED REDACTED

COS Priebus’s assistant came and got me and took me to his office. He greeted me and we sat with his desk between us…

We touched on a variety of subjects, including “how the REDACTED ended up in the report.” I explained that the from all three agencies agreed it was relevant and that portions of the material were corroborated by other intelligence.

He then asked me if this was a private conversation. I replied that it was. He then said he wanted to ask me a question and I could decide whether it was appropriate to answer. He then asked. “Do you have a FISA order on Mike Flynn?”  I paused for a few seconds and then said that I would answer here, but that this illustrated the kind of question that had to be ask and answered through established channels. I said the answer REDACTED then explained that the normal channel was from DOJ leadership to the WH counsel about such things…

Reince then took me to the Oval Office to greet the President on my way out. The President was seated behind his desk, speaking to Sean Spicer. He introduced me to Mr. Spicer, who shook my hand and departed. Reince stayed, seated to my right as sat I in a chair facing the President.

The President brought up the “Golden Showers thing” and said it really bothered him if his wife had any doubt about it. He then explained, as he did at our dinner, that he hadn’t stayed overnight in Russia during the Miss Universe trip. Twice during this part of the conversation, Reince tried to interject a comment about the REDACTED and “why it was even in there,” but the President ignored him. The President said “the hookers thing” is nonsense but that Putin had told him “we have some of the most beautiful hookers in the world.” He did not say when Putin had told him this and I don’t recall REDACTED REDACTED REDACTED .

He then pivoted to the Russians wanting an apology from Bill O’Reilly. I said I had seen that and O’Reilly’s reply, which was to “call him in 2023.” The President then said that O’Reilly’s question about whether he respected Putin had been a hard one. REDACTED REDACTED REDACTED REDACTED REDACTED REDACTED REDACTED REDACTED He said he does respect the leader of a major country and thought that was the best answer. He then said, “You think my answer was good, right?” I said the answer was fine, except the part about killers, because we aren’t the kind of killers that Putin is. When I said this, the President paused noticeably. I don’t know what to make of it, but he clearly noticed I had directly criticized him.

(8) James Comey Memo February 14, 2017.

I attended an Oval office homeland threat briefing for the President today.  

At the completion of the session, the President thanked everyone and said he wanted to speak with me alone. The AC lingered momentarily by my chair, but the President thanked him and said he wanted to meet with Jim. He repeated this at least one more time to usher people out. Everyone left except Jared Kushner, who stopped by my chair to shake hands and exchange pleasantries, including a few brief words about the challenges of the email investigation. The President joined in this brief exchange but then told Mr. Kushner that he wanted to meet with me. That left the two of us alone.

He began by saying he wanted to “talk about Mike Flynn.”  He then said that although “Flynn hadn’t done anything wrong” in his call with the Russians (a point he made at least two more times in the conversation because he misled the Vice President, whom he described as “a good guy.” He explained that he just couldn’t have Flynn misleading the Vice President and in any event, he had other concerns about Flynn, and had a great guy coming in, so he had to let Flynn go…

He then returned to the topic of Mike Flynn- saying that Flynn is a good guy, and has been through a lot. He misled the Vice President but he didn’t do anything wrong in the call. He said, “I hope you can see your way clear to letting this go, to letting Flynn go. He is a good guy. I hope you can let this go.” I replied by saying, “I agree he is a good guy,” but said no more.

(9) James Comey Memo March 01, 2017

Subject: Call from POTUS

Just called to check in and see how I’m doing. I said I’m doing great, have a lot going on. I added that Jeff Sessions has hit the ground running with a great speech on violent crime. He talked about Sessions a bit, then last night’s speech. Said he heard I’m doing great. Hopes I take good care of myself and come by to say hello when I’m at WH. That’s it.

(10) James Comey Memo March 30, 2017.

The President called me on my CMS phone at 8:13 am today (March 30. 2017). The call lasted 11 minutes (about 10 minutes when he was connected). We were connected by Royal Crown switchboard.

He began by joking that I was getting more publicity than he. I replied that i hate it. He then said he was trying to run the country and the cloud of this Russia business was making that difficult. He said he thinks he would have won the health care vote but for the cloud. He then went on at great length, explaining that he has nothing to do with Russia (has a letter from the largest law firm in DC saying he has gotten no income from Russia), was not involved with hookers in Russia (can you imagine me, hookers? I have a beautiful wife, and it has been very painful), is bringing a personal lawsuit against Christopher Steele, always advised people to assume they were being recorded in Russia, has accounts now from those who travelled with him to Miss Universe pageant that he didn’t do anything, etc.

He asked what he could do to lift the cloud. I explained that we were running it down as quickly as possible and that there would be great benefit, if we didn’t find anything, to our Good Housekeeping seal of approval, but we had to do our work. He agreed, but then returned to the problems this was causing him, went on at great length about how bad he was for Russia because of his commitment to more oil and more nukes(ours are 40 years old).

He said something about the hearing last week. I responded by telling him wasn’t there as a volunteer and be asked who was driving that, was it Nunes who wanted it? I said all the leadership wanted to know what was going on and mentioned that Grassley had even held up the DAG nominee to demand information. I said we had briefed the leadership on exactly what we were doing and who we were investigating.

I reminded that I had told him we weren’t investigating him and that Ii had told the Congressional leadership the same thing. He said it would be great if that could get out and several times asked me to find a way to get that out.

He talked about the guy he read about in the Washington Post today (NOTE: I think he meant Sergei Millian) and said he didn’t know him at all. He said that if there was “some satellite” (NOTE: I took this to mean some associate of his or his campaign) that did something, it would be good to find that out, but that he hadn’t done anything and hoped I would find a way to get out that we weren’t investigating him.

As the conversation ended, he said that he hadn’t brought up the McCabe thing because I had said he was an honorable guy (NOTE: I think he meant that he “hadn’t brought it up” in this conversation, but he could have meant smoothing else). I repeated that he was. He then said he hadn’t brought it up but that McAuliffe is close to the Clintons and had given him money but I had said he was an honorable guy. I repeated that he (Andy) was an honorable person. 

He finished by stressing that he was trying to make deals for the country, the cloud was hurting him (and mentioned going to G-7 with it hanging over him), and he hoped I could find a way to get out that he wasn’t being investigated.

I told him I would see what we could do and that we would do the work well and as quickly as we could.

10:05: I called the Acting Attorney General and relayed the substance of the above and said I was telling him so he could decide what guidance to give me, if any.

(11) James Comey Memo April 11, 2017

I returned the president’s call this morning at 8:26 am EDT. We spoke for about four minutes. He said he was following up to see if I did what he had asked last time — getting out that he personally is not under investigation. I replied that I had passed the request to the Acting AG and had not heard back from him. He spoke for a bit about why it was so important: He is trying to do work for the country, visit with foreign leaders, and any cloud, even a little cloud gets in the way of that. They keep bringing up the Russia thing as an excuse for losing the election. I explained that Dana Boente was now the acting AG on this after Jeff Sessions recused himself. He said maybe he would have his people reach out to Dana. I said that that was the way to handle it — he should have the White House Counsel call the Acting Attorney General and make the request. He said that was what he would do. 1

He then switched topics and be an to talk about and its leader, saying Obama didn’t like the guy. REDACTED REDACTED REDACTED REDACTED He mentioned the Coptic church bombings and how horrible they were. He said that three Americans had been killed by an Egyptian soldier and the Egyptian leader had raised it with him. I interrupted to say that I thought he meant REDACTED REDACTED and an incident in Jordan. He agreed and said REDACTED REDACTED had told him he wanted to bring the soldier to justice quickly but that the FBI was in some way asking them to delay. He said REDACTED REDACTED REDACTED REDACTED REDACTED REDACTED I replied that I would dig into it but that I did not believe it to be true that the FBI was delaying a Jordanian prosecution. In fact, we were working very closely with the American families and had told them that we wanted the Jordanians to bring justice and if they did not we would try to bring the killer to the United States. He asked me to follow up and make sure that we were working well with the Jordanians and helping them quickly bring the killer to justice. I told him I would. He then said that was doing a great job and wished me well. The call ended. 

1 I don’t know the President well enough to give a high-confidence read here from a phone call, but I perceived him to be slightly annoyed by my reply.

2 His use of these words did not fit with the flow of the call, which at that point had moved away from any request of me, but I have recorded it here as it happened.

3 I assumed when he said this that he was reaching back in his memory to our conversation about loyalty at our private dinner, which was sufficiently awkward to make it difficult for him to say I had promised to be loyal, which is where thought he was headed to the comment.

The Death of Robert Maxwell Appears to have been Ordered by George H. W. Bush

November 4, 1991.” 

MEMORANDUM FOR RECORD

“FROM:  PAUL BEACH”

“Subject:  Meeting with Ed Williamson – October Surprise”

“— ..In this regard, Ed mentioned only a cable from the Madrid Embassy mentioning that Bill Casey was in town, for purposes unknown.” 

November 5, 1991.  Robert Maxwell is found dead, floating in the sea off the Canary Islands of Spain.  

The “October Surprise,” as it came to be known in the press, was an operation by members of Ronald Reagan’s campaign to stop the release of U.S. hostages by Iran, which they feared would be released in October of 1980, giving President Carter a boost in public opinion before the 1980 Presidential election.   “In 1983, a congressional investigation into the theft of Carter’s debate briefing book during the 1980 presidential campaign revealed that the Reagan campaign had an elaborate 24-hour-a-day operation, overseen by Casey, to monitor Carter’s efforts to free the hostages.” 

Former President Jimmy Carter has said in interviews that he received reports after late summer 1980 that the Rea­gan campaign was dealing with the Iranians to delay the release of U. S. hostages.”

Jamshid Hashemi, who supported the 1979 Iranian Revolution, said he and his brother Cyrus acted as interpreters between Medhi and Hassan Karubi on the Iranian side and William Casey and two other men on the American side in meetings in Madrid July and August of 1980.   There they discussed exchanging arms for hostages after the Republicans came to power.  In a good example of how absurd the rules of classification on this subject are, you can read the above account in a document declassified by the CIA in 2012 of a transcript of a TV report by Ted Koppel in 1991 of this event that took place in 1980 here.

William Casey, Ronald Reagan’s campaign manager and future CIA Director, had an alibi that he was not at the meeting with the representatives of Ayatollah Kmohmeini.  Casey was lying.  As Robert Parry  explained it,

“Casey had skipped the key morning session on July 28, 1980. The significance of this confirmation of Casey’s trip to Madrid can hardly be overstated. The influential October Surprise debunking stories – ballyhooed on the covers of Newsweek and The New Republic – hinged on their joint misreading of some attendance records at a London historical conference which they claimed proved Casey was there and thus could not have traveled to Madrid.”

There is no shortage of reporting and speculation that Mossad killed Robert Maxwell because Maxwell threatened to go public with information damaging to Israel unless they fixed his financial problems.  While correct to an extent, this analysis does not take into account: how Maxwell’s knowledge could have damaged the Reagan/Bush Administration; the nature of the relationship between the intelligence communities of the United States and Israel was at the time; the strange coincidence between the timing of the November 4, 1991 “Beach memo” and Maxwell’s death; or the multitude of other people related to IranContra who met fates similar to Maxwell.  

Certainly Mossad was involved in Maxwell’s death, however.  It’s not a secret that Robert Maxwell worked for Israel, not after his funeral.  Gordon Thomas in Gideon’s Spies, The Secret History of the Mossad wrote: 

On November 10, 1991, Maxwell’s funeral took place on the Mount of Olives in Jerusalem, the resting place for the nation’s most revered heroes.  It had all the trappings of a state occasion, attended by thee country’s government and opposition leaders.  No fewer than six serving and former heads of the Israeli intelligence community listened as Prime Minister Shamir eulogized:  “He has done more for Israel than can today be said.” (1)

The Washington Post wrote “Israel Gives Maxwell Farewell Fit for a Hero.”  

On Maxwell’s role for Israel, Thomas wrote:  “Maxwell was Mossad’s high-level Mr. Fixit.  He opened the doors to the highest offices.   The power his newspapers meant that presidents and prime ministers were ready to receive him.” (2) 

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At the time of his death, Robert Maxwell had information that would have been very damaging to the United States and Israel.  Maxwell knew the financial side of America’s arms sales to Iran brokered through Israel.   Thomas wrote that on March 15, 1985, Maxwell set up a meeting with Nahum Admoni and Ari Ben-Manashe of the Mossad and introduced them to Viktor Chebrikov of the KGB.  At this meeting an agreement was reached to deposit the profits from arms sales to Iran into banks in the Soviet Union.  Robert Maxwell was paid a commission for arranging the meeting.  (3)

Previous to this meeting, in March of 1981, Rafael Eitan and Air Ben-Menashe moved to New York to facilitate the shipment of American arms and software to Iran via Israel.  They formed a company, Ora Limited, as a front company in this venture. (4)  In March of 1983, Eitan told Ben-Menashe to hire Nicholas Davies to be a representative of Ora Limited in London. (5)  Davies was employed by Maxwell as foreign editor of the Daily Mirror

By 1991, Maxwell was in serious debt.  He had overextended himself financially when he borrowed $3 billion in 1988 to buy Macmillan Publishing Group.  This acquisition was on the advice of Robert S. Pirie, President of Rothschild, Inc.   Maxwell sold what assets he could and stole £450 million from his employee’s pension fund, but it wasn’t enough.

As Thomas described, Maxwell considered Mossad to be the party guilty of the theft.  On September 30, 1991, Maxwell called Nahum Admoni and “said that unless Mossad arranged to immediately return all the stolen Mirror pension fund money, he could not be sure if he would be able to keep secret Admon’s meeting with Vladimir Kryuchkov, the former head of the KGB.” (6)   This appears to be a reference to the March 15, 1985 meeting that Maxwell brokered regarding the deposits of the proceeds of America’s sale of weapons to Iran into USSR banks. 

It all hit the fan when on October 21, 1991 when Seymour Hersh published his book  The Samson Option:  Israel’s Nuclear Option and America’s Foreign Policy.  Thomas wrote “News of the book had caught Mossad totally by surprise and copies were rushed to Tel Aviv.” (7)   This book mainly reported details of Israel’s nuclear program, but also contained Hersh’s assertion that Nicholas Davies was involved in the sales of arms from the United States to Israel to Iran. (8)  Nicholas Davies was foreign editor for Maxwell’s Daily Mirror.

Two days later, on October 23, 1991, members of Parliament called for an investigation “to establish the truth or otherwise of the allegations and, if they are well founded, the extent of foreign intelligence penetration of Mirror Group Newspapers.”  Maxwell promptly sued Hersh on October 25, 1991 over Hersh’s reporting.

After Maxwell’s September complaint to Admoni, Maxwell received a call from the Israeli Embassy in Madrid on October 29, 1991.  The caller informed  Maxwell that everything could be worked out and that he should fly to Gibraltar, board his yacht, travel to the Canary Islands by sea and wait for further instructions there. (9)  Maxwell did so and arrived at the Island of Tenerife on the port of Santa Cruz October 31, where he dined with an unknown person at a Hotel. (10)

Angel Delgado, the Island’s Governor, gave a press conference at midnight the day Maxwell was found in the sea.   

At a hastily-improvised midnight press conference at Reina Sofia airport in the south of Tenerife, the island’s Civil Governor, Angel Delgado, said Mr Maxwell’s motor yacht, the Lady Ghislaine, left Santa Cruz in the north of the island at 10pm on Monday and put into Puerto de los Cristianos at 9am yesterday.

But, he said, Mr Maxwell’s body was found by a fishing boat floating 19 to 20 miles from Gando on the other side of the neighbouring island of Gran Canaria – more than 100 miles from the obvious route between the points of departure and arrival. Asked to explain how the body could have got there, Mr Delgado replied: “That’s a good question.”

Gordon Thomas’ account, however, said that Maxwell ordered his captain to motor around the island for 36 hours, staying well offshore, in contrast to the 11 hours of travel that Angel Delgado reported. (11)  Thomas relayed Business Age magazine’s account of how Mossad boarded the boat and killed Maxwell. (12)

In addition to the damaging information that Maxwell knew of the banking deposits of the arm sales into the Soviet Union, it’s possible that Robert Maxwell also came to possess a copy of the cable from the “Madrid Embassy” or other related information proving that William Casey was in Madrid on July 1980, thus breaking Casey’s alibi in the arms-for-not-releasing-hostages deal.  The timing of Maxwell’s death with the Beach memo has not been vetted by journalists and authors.    

It is noteworthy that Ghislaine Maxwell, Robert’s daughter, was the first Maxwell family member to board the Lady Ghislaine after her father’s death.  She ordered the crew to destroy documents.   

  Ghislaine Maxwell shred dox

This would not be the first time that documents could have implicated Bush in knowledge and participation in arms-for-hostages deals.  Such information would be an issue in the assassination order of Amiram Nir and the bombing of Pan Am Flight 103.  But first, let’s take a look at the relationship between the U.S. and Israel in the Reagan/Bush administration.

As described by Gene Tatum, National Security Decision Directive #3 signed December 4, 1981 by Ronald Reagan put the Vice President (Bush) in charge of “crisis management.”  In a “crisis,” the Department of Defense, the CIA, Joint Chiefs of Staff and others would report to Bush.  This group which would report to Bush was called the Special Situation Group (SSG).  Subsequently, April 10, 1982, NSDD #30 added the Terrorist Incident Working Group (TWIG) to the SSG.  Tatum claims that Israel and Britain both had a member in this 6-person group and that any of the 6 could “call a mission,” where “mission” clearly means “assassinate” (although you won’t find that information in the NSDD #30). (13)  So, if you believe Tatum’s account, in someone like Maxwell’s case, whether “Bush did it” or “Mossad did it” isn’t much different, in that Bush could call a mission and Mossad could implement it, or vice versa.  

Amiram Nir, according to Tatum, was Israel’s representative on TWIG for some time. (13) This fits with Thomas’ account that Nir “became one of the most important members of Israel’s intelligence community in 1984, when Peres appointed him to the ultrasensitive post of his adviser on combating terrorism.” (14)  Arimam began working with Oliver North on the still ongoing sales of arms to Iran.  Nir flew with North from Tel Aviv to Tehran on May 25, 1986 with a shipment of TOW missiles and Hawk missile spare parts.  (15)  Iran rejected the shipment for an unexplained reason and used the shipment for a “massive propaganda coup.” (16)  (President Reagan later gave a televised speech in November 1986 denying that ransom was paid for hostages).  

In July 29, 1986, George Bush flew to Jerusalem to discuss the arms for hostages operation with Amiram Nir. (17) (18)  Craig Fuller, aide to Bush, took notes.  “These notes were deleted from the Boren Committee report of January 1987 for ‘diplomatic’ reasons, according to the State Department.” (19)

The Boren Committee nevertheless painted a clear picture of the nature of the arms for hostages program. (20)  Although they didn’t state it in these terms, the following is obvious.  Bush and his cronies got money.  Israel got what they wanted- a stronger Iran in the Iran/Iraq war.  The hostage takers got money.  Iran got arms.  The only ones who got screwed were the hostages, Iraq, and the U.S. taxpayers.  The only thing necessary to keep the program going was— hostages.   

Amiram Nir recorded the entire July 1986 conversation he had with Bush on the program. (17)  I speculate that Bush expressed a desire for continued hostage taking as a basis to keep the arms sales strong.   Nir resigned from Mossad in March 1987. (21)

Oliver North, John Poindexter and two others were indicted March 17, 1988 for conspiracy to defraud the United States.  They weren’t reimbursing the taxpayers for the arms they were selling. 

Amiram Nir was scheduled to testify at North’s trial.  Ari Ben-Menashe approached Nir in November of 1988 and questioned him about what his testimony would be.  Nir made it clear that his testimony would be damaging to both the United States and Israel. (22)

Soon after speaking to Ben-Menashe, Nir was in a mysterious plane crash in Mexico on November 30, 1988.  It is unclear whether he survived.  He traveled to Mexico with his companion Adriana Stanton.  They could have taken a direct flight to Mexico, but along the way went through, once again, Madrid, Spain, using false names. (23)  One can only assume this Nir went through Madrid to gather information on the meetings with Casey and the Iranians or other information damaging to the United States and/or Israel.  

Mueller Pan Am 103

On December 21, 1988, Pan Am Flight 103 exploded in air after departing London over Lockerbie, Scotland.  The flight originated in Frankfurt, Germany.

On board the aircraft as it left London on that December night in 1988 were eight members of the U.S. intelligence community returning from duty in the Middle East.  Four of them were CIA field officers, led by Matthew Gannon.  Also on board were U.S. Army major Charles McKee and his small team of experts in hostage rescue.  They had been in the Middle East to explore the possibility of freeing the Western hostages still held in Beirut. (24)

Matthew Gannon and Charles McKee were also at the meeting between Bush and Amiram Nir on July 29, 1986. (17)

For insurance purposes, Pan Am hired a private investigator to prove the crash was a result of terrorism. (25)

Aviv had concluded that the attack had been planned an execute “by a rogue CIA group, based in Germany, who were providing protection to a drug operation which transported drugs from the Middle East to the U.S. via Frankfurt…

Aviv’s report claimed McKee had learned about the “CIA rogue team,” which had worked under the code name of COREA, and that its members also had close ties to another of those mysterious figures who had found his niche on the fringes of the intelligence world.  Monzer Al-Kassar had built a reputations an arms dealer in Europe, including supplying Colonel Oliver North with weapons for him to pass on to the Nicaraguan Contras in 1985-86.

The report further claimed McKee had discovered the scam while pursuing his own contacts in the Middle East underworld in an attempt to find a way to rescue the Beirut hostages.  Aviv stated in his report that “McKee planned to bring back to the U.S. proof of the rogue intelligence connections to Al-Kassar.”(26)

COREA used a person in the baggage handling area at Frankfurt to swap checked suitcases for ones containing drugs.  Gannon’s suitcase was never discovered, leading to the theory that his suitcase contained the bomb.  McKee’s suitcase was returned to Scottish investigators intact and was logged as “empty,” leading to the belief that he had documents on the arms-for-hostages scam which were confiscated.  (27)

That’s the death of three people, with potentially 5 separate sets of information damaging to the George Bush on the arms for hostages scam.

  1. Robert Maxwell, and his meeting brokering the deposits of arm sales to USSR in March 1985;
  2. Robert Maxwell, and whatever information he may have gathered around the time of his death in November 1991 when the White House reported a cable had been discovered stating that William Casey was in Madrid;
  3. Amiram Nir, and his recorded conversation with George Bush in July 1986 on the arms for hostages program;
  4. Amiram Nir, and whatever information he may have gained on his layover in Madrid on his way to Mexico in November 1988 before his plane crash;
  5. Charles McKee, and whatever information he may have gained from his “Middle East contacts” while trying to obtain a release of hostages in Beirut.

The object of this report is not to do a full accounting of all the questionable deaths related to the arms for hostages program, but to reframe the context of the death of Robert Maxwell with other similar and notable deaths in the arms for hostages program.  A full accounting would be quite lengthy.  According to the EIR investigative team, just by 1989 when they published this report:   “Over 20 persons with estab­lished or suspected connections to Iran-Contra operations have died over the past several years.”  Those are listed in the report.

END

REFERENCES

(1) Gideon’s Spies, Gordon Thomas, Page 210

(2) Gideon’s Spies, Gordon Thomas, Page 177

Maxwell was Mossad’s high-level Mr. Fixit.He opened the doors to the highest offices. The power his newspapers meant that presidents and prime ministers were ready to receive him.  Because of who he was, they spoke to him as if he was a de facto statesman, never realizing where the information would end up. 

(3) Gideon’s Spies, Gordon Thomas, Page 176

Not until Admoni and Ben-Menashe entered Maxwell’s office suite in Mirror Newspapers headquarters in London’s High Holborn did their host announce there would be one other person present to share the bagels, lox, and coffee Maxwell had ordered must be available whenever he was in the building.

Like a conjurer producing a rabbit out of a hat, Maxwell introduced Viktor Chebrikov, vice chairman of the KGB, and one of the most powerful spymasters in the world.  With masterful understatement, Ben-Menashe would subsequently admit that “for a KGB leader to be in a British newspaper publisher’s office might seem a fanciful notion.  But at the time President Gorbachev was on very friendly terms with Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher, so it was acceptable for Chebrikov to be in Britain.”

More debatable is what the founder of Thatcherism and its free-trade principles would have made of the agenda for the meeting.  Sprawled in Maxwell’s hand-tooled leather armchairs, Admoni and Ben-Menashe led the discussion.  They wanted to know if “very substantial amounts” of currency were to be transferred to banks in the Soviet Union, could Chebrikov ensure the deposits would be safe?  They money was from ORA’s profits in the sale of U.S> arms to Iran.

Chebrikov asked how much money was involved.

Ben-Menashe replied, “Four hundred fifty million American dollars.  With similar amounts to follow.  A billion, maybe more.”

Chebrikov looked at Maxwell as if to ensure he had heard correctly.  Maxwell nodded enthusiastically, “This is perestroika!” He boomed.

To Ben-Menashe the sheer simplicity of the deal was an added attraction.  There would be no galaxy of middlemen chipping away their pieces of commission.  There would just be “Maxwell with his connections and Chebrikov, because of the power he wielded.  His involvement was a guarantee the Soviets would not steal the funds.  It was agreed the initial $450 million would be transferred fro Credit Suisse to the Bank of Budapest in Hungary.  That bank would disburse the money to other banks in the Soviet bloc.”

A flat fee of $8 million would be paid to Robert Maxwell for brokering the deal.

(4) Gideon’s Spies, Gordon Thomas, Page 169

 …With the full approval of the prime minister, Ben-Menashe was released from all other duties to work with Eitan.  The two men moved to New York in March 1981.  Their purpose, Ben-Menashe would recall, was straightforward:  “Our friends in Tehran were desperate to have sophisticated electronic equipment for their air force and air and ground defenses.  Israel, of course, wanted to help them as much as possible in their war against Iraq. 

Page 170  

As the volume of the New York operation increased, it became necessary to have a central holding company to process the billons of dollars involved in the purchasing and selling-on of arms.  The name chosen for the company was ORA, “light” in Hebrew.  

(5) Gideon’s Spies, Gordon Thomas, Page 170

In March 1983, Ben-Manashe was told by Rafi Eitan to recruit Nicholas Davies into ORA…

Ben-Menashe remembered:  “We agreed he would be our London conduit for arms, our contacts man for various Iranian and other deals.  His home address would be used on ORA stationery and during the day his direct off phone number— 822-3550— would be used by our Iranian contacts.”  

In return, Davies would receive fees commensurate with his newfound role as a key player in the arms-for-Iran operation.  In all, he would receive $1.5 million, deposited in bank accounts in Grand Cayman, Belgium, and Luxembourg.  

(6) Gideon’s Spies, Gordon Thomas, Page 207

On September 30, 1991, further evidence of Maxwell’s bizarre behavior became public when he telephoned Admoni.  This time there was no disguising the threat in Maxwell’s words.  His financial affairs had once more taken a turn for the worse, and he was being investigated in Parliament and the British media, so long held at bay by his posse of high-priced lawyers and their quiver of writs.   Maxwell then said that unless Mossad arranged to immediately return all the stolen Mirror pension fund money, he could not be sure if he would be able to keep secret Admon’s meeting with Vladimir Kryuchkov, the former head of the KGB.  Kruchkov was now in a Moscow prison awaiting trial for his role in an abortive coup to oust Mikhail Gorbachev.  A key element of the plot had been a meeting Kryuchkov had on Maxwells yacht in the Adriatic shortly before the coup was launched. 

(7) Gideon’s Spies, Gordon Thomas, Page 208

The matter for Mossad could only have become more urgent with the publication of a book by the veteran American investigative reporter Seymour M. Hersh, The Samson Option:  Israel, America and the Bomb, which dealt with Israel’s emergence as a nuclear power.  News of the book had caught Mossad totally by surprise and copies were rushed to Tel Aviv.  Well researched, it could nevertheless still have been effectively dealt with by saying nothing;  the painful lesson of the mistake confronting Ostrovsky’s publisher (also the publisher of this book) had been absorbed.  But there was one problem:  Hersh had identified Maxwell’s links to Mossad.

(8) The Samson Option, Seymour Hersh, Pages 309-310

Hounam and the editors at the Sunday Times did not know that as they worked, Mordecai Vanunu had been compromised to the Israelis by a Fleet Street colleague named Nicholas Davies, the foreign editor of the Daily Mirror, sister newspaper of the Sunday Mirror. Davies’s contact was Ari Ben-Menashe. He and Ben-Menashe had been partners in an international arms sales firm initially known as Ora Limited, which had operated out of Davies’s London home since 1983. Ora Limited, set up with the approval of the Israeli government, according to Ben-Menashe, was designed to get arms flowing into Iran—one of many such undercover operations around the world. “Davies was my main backup on all the Iran arms sales,” Ben-Menashe said…

…Nick had a friend in the Mossad,” Ben-Menashe recalled, and there was a casual meeting in London. Davies accepted an invitation to visit Israel; it was just a few more steps before he became an Israeli asset. As a Catholic from northern England, Ben-Menashe said, Davies was the perfect cutout, a well-dressed charmer with a strong taste for the good life.

Ben-Menashe’s files include hundreds of telexes and other documents indicating that Ora Limited was actively involved in arms trafficking with Iran at the highest levels. One 1987 cable, sent to Ayatollah Ali Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani, pro vided terms for the sale to Iran of four thousand TOW missiles at a cost of $13,800 each. The cable declared that a British citizen named Nicholas Davies, as a representative of Ora Limited, “will have the authority to sign contracts in Iran. . . .” An other series of documents revolved around the 1987 efforts of Ora Limited to set up a communications company in Tucson, Arizona, to be headed by Robert D. Watters, then a broadcast engineer at the University of Arizona’s television station. Watters, an expert on satellite voice communications, recalled many meetings with Ben-Menashe in Tucson and many telephone conversations with Davies in London. “I thought Nick was the money man,” Watters said. “He was there representing Ora.”

(9) Gideon’s Spies, Gordon Thomas, Page 209. 

On October 29, 1991, Maxwell received a call from a katsa at the Israeli embassy in Madrid.  Maxwell was asked to come to Spain the next day, and, according to Ostrovsky, “his caller promised that things would be worked out so there was no need to panic.”  Maxwell was told to fly to Gibraltar and board his yacht, the Lady Ghislaine, and order the crew to set sail for the Canary Islands “and wait there for a message.” 

Robert Maxwell agreed to do as instructed.

(10) Gideon’s Spies, Gordon Thomas, Page 209.

On October 31, after Maxwell reached the port of Santa Cruz on the island the island of Tenerife, he dined alone in the Hotel Mency.  After dinner a man briefly joined him.  Who he was and what they spoke about remain part of the mystery of the last days of Robert Maxwell.   Shortly afterward, Maxwell returned to his yacht and ordered it back to sea. 

(11) Gideon’s Spies, Gordon Thomas, Page 209.

For the next thirty-six hours, the Lady Ghislaine sailed between the islands, keeping well clear of land, cruising at various speeds.  Maxwell had told the captain he was deciding where to go next.  The crew could not recall Maxwell showing such indecision.

(12) Gideon’s Spies, Gordon Thomas, Page 209.

Gideon’s Spies, 209.  On October 30, four Israelis arrived in the Moroccan port of Rabat.  They said they were tourists on a deep-sea fishing vacation and hired an oceangoing motor yacht.  They set off toward the Canary Islands.    

In what it claimed was a “world exclusive,” headlined “How and why Robert Maxwell was murdered,” Britain’s Business Age magazine subsequently claimed that a two-man hit team crossed in a dinghy during the night from a toro yacht that had shadowed the Lady Ghislaine.  Boarding the yacht, they found Maxwell on the afterdeck.  The men overpowered him before he could call for help.  Then, “one assassin injected a bubble of air into Maxwell’s neck via his jugular vein.  It took a few moments for Maxwell to die.” 

(13)  Gene Tatum

General Colin Powell represented the Department of Defense; William Casey, the CIA; and Donald Gregg, the National Security Council. “FBI guys rotated in and out,” Tatum says. “It was like they couldn’t get anyone,” he concludes. Representing British Intelligence was Sir Colin Figure. Formerly head of MI6, Sir Colin transferred in 1986 to become “Security Coordinator”, one of the top slots at the Cabinet office under the premiership of Margaret Thatcher. He retired in 1989. Amiram Nir represented Israeli interests until his assassination by an “Archer” team led by Tatum-at the request of high-level Israeli individuals-in 1988. Any of these six could “call a mission”. In addition, George Bush could do likewise. Of significance, too, was the occasional representation on the TIWG of Lord Chalfont. The British lord was an adviser on “Mid-East affairs” between 1986 and 1990.

(14) Gideon’s Spies, Gordon Thomas, Page 319

His previous knowledge of intelligence sprang from his work as a reporter with Israeli television, and then from working for the country’s largest daily newspaper, Yediot Aharonot; it was owned by the Moses dynasty, into which he had married…  Nir’s marriage not only had made him the husband of one of the wealthiest women in Israel, but had also provided him with ready access to the higher echelons of the country’s political hierarchy.

Nevertheless, there was astonishment when he became one of the most important members of Israel’s intelligence community in 1984, when Peres appointed him to the ultrasensitive post of his adviser on combating terrorism.

(15) Gideon’s Spies, Gordon Thomas, Page 319

On May 25, 1986, posing as technicians employed by Aer Lingus, the Irish national airline, Air and North flew from Tel Aviv to Tehran on an Israeli aircraft painted with Are Lingus’s distinctive shamrock logo.  On board were ninety-seven TOW guided missiles and a pallet of Hawk missile spare parts.  Nor was traveling on a false U.S. passport.  It had been provided by North. 

(16) Gordon Thomas, Page 320

The first Mossad knew of the mission was when the aircraft entered Iranian airspace.  Nahum Admon’s reaction was described as “incandescent rage.”

Luckily the Iranians simply ordered the visitors out and used the mission to score a massive propaganda coup against the United States.  Reagan was furious.  In Tel Aviv, Admoni cursed Nir as “a cowboy.”

(17) Gideon’s Spies, Gordon Thomas, Page 323

The commander’s story revolved around his claim that Nir had met with George Bush, then vice president, on July 29, 1986, at the King David Hotel in Jerusalem, to brief him about the ongoing sale of U.S. arms via Israel to Iran.  According to writer Joel Bainerman, “Nir was secretly taping the entire conversation.  And this provided him with evidence linking Bush to the arms-for-hostages deal.  At the meeting were McKee and Gannon, who would die in the Pan Am flight over Lockerbie.”  

(18)  PRELIMINARY INQUIRY INTO THE SALE OF ARMS TO IRAN AND POSSIBLE DIVERSION OF FUNDS TO THE NICARAGUAN RESISTANCE

REPORT OF THE SELECT COMMITTEE ON INTELLIGENCE UNITED STATES SENATE .

LTC North sent a memorandum to Admiral Poindexter, also dated July 29, proposing that Poindexter get the President’s approval to ship the remaining Hawk parts to Iran. North also sent an electronic message to McFarlane emphasizing that Father Jenco’s release had been on outgrowth of McFarlane’s mission to Iran, rather than the result of any Syrian role. The document includes a notation by Admiral Poindexter, dated July 30, that the President had approved the shipment of the remaining Hawk parts to Iran. On the same day, Vice President Bush was given a briefing in Jerusalem by Mr. Nir. The Vice President attended the meeting at the suggestion of LTC North. According to a memorandum dated a week later by an official who was present at the briefing, Nir indicated he was briefing the Vice President at the request of Prime Minister Peres. He conceded the problems encountered in the program, but argued that the Iranians with whom they were dealing were ones who could “deliver.” He also discussed the problem of the sequence of release of additional hostages. According to the memo, the Vice President made no commitments and gave no direction to Nir.

(19)  Irangate, the secret government, and the LaRouche case by an EIR Investigative Team

Boyden Gray has been caught several times falsifying the public record about the involvement of Bush and of his office staff in Iran-Contra.  Gray was the principal public apologist for the suppression of Bush aide Craig Fuller’s notes on the meeting of Bush with Amiram Nir in Jerusalem on July 29, 1986.  These notes were deleted from the Boren Committee report of January 1987 for “diplomatic” reasons, according to the State Department.   December 1987 Gray admitted that Bush had “inadvertently” issued an “incomplete” chro­nology on the dealings of Bush and his office with the Contras.

(20)  PRELIMINARY INQUIRY INTO THE SALE OF ARMS TO IRAN AND POSSIBLE DIVERSION OF FUNDS TO THE NICARAGUAN RESISTANCE

REPORT OF THE SELECT COMMITTEE ON INTELLIGENCE UNITED STATES SENATE .

SUMMER 1984

Documents and testimony indicate that Adnan Khashoggi and other international arms dealers, including Manucher Ghorbanifar, were interested in bringing the U.S. into an arms relationship with Iran, and had discussed this at a series of meetings beginning in the summer of 1984 and continuing into early 1985. These discussions reportedly included the idea of an “arms for hostages” deal in part as a means of establishing each country’s bona fides. Khashoggi reportedly met with various leaders in the Middle East to discuss policy toward Iran during this same period.

MAY 1985

In May 1985, the CIA National Intelligence Officer for the Middle East prepared a five-page memo which went to the NSC and the State Department, arguing for a change in U.S. policy that would seek a more constructive relationship with Iranian leaders interested in improved ties with the West. The memo argued in part that the U.S. could permit allies to sell arms to Iran as one of the alternative means of establishing Western influence so as to offset growing Soviet inroads in Iran. Apparently using the arguments in this memo two members of the NSC staff then prepared a draft National Security Decision Directive (NSDD) which proposed a departure in U.S. policy toward Iran. Describing the Iranian political environment as increasingly unstable and threatened by Soviet, regional aims, the draft NSDD stated that the U.S. is compelled to undertake a range of short and long term initiatives to include the provision of selected military equipment to increase Western leverage with Iran and minimize Soviet influence.   

JUNE 14, 1985

On June 14, 1985, TWA Flight 847 was hijacked. According to testimony by White House Chief of Staff Donald Regan, McFarlane mentioned the possibility of requesting use of the Israeli channel to Iran in briefings to the President during the crisis. Regan said that this was his first awareness of any such contacts.

JULY 1985

In July 1985 Khashoggi sent McFarlane a lengthy paper he had written dealing with the political situation in Iran. McFarlane testified that he did not recall seeing these papers, but indicated the existence of prior “think pieces” Khashoggi had sent him on the Middle East. A staff member of the NSC testified that McFarlane gave the Khashoggi paper to another NSC staffer. Michael Ledeen, a professor at Georgetown University, and a part-time NSC consultant beginning in February 1985, appears to have played a key role in the initial contacts between the U.S. and Israel vis-a-vis Iran. According to Ledeen, while on a trip to Europe in April 1985, he spoke with a European intelligence official who had just returned from Iran. The official characterized the internal situation in Iran as more fluid than previously thought, and suggested it was time for the U.S. to take a new look at Iran. He said that the U.S. should discuss this with the Israelis, who the official believed were unusually well-informed about Iran.

JULY 3, 1985

According to testimony by McFarlane, on July 3, 1985, David Kimche, Director General of Israel’s Foreign Ministry and a former intelligence officer, contacted McFarlane and reported to him that Israel had succeeded in establishing a dialogue with Iran. Kimche stated that as a result of growing concerns with Soviet pressures, Iranian officials had asked Israel to determine whether the U.S. would be interested in opening up political talks with Iran. According to McFarlane, Kimche stated that the Iranians understood U.S. concerns regarding their legitimacy and therefore had proposed to use their influence with radical elements holding U.S. hostages in Lebanon. Although there was no specific Iranian request for arms, Kimche admitted to the possibility that the Iranians might raise the arms issue in the future.

AUGUST 8, 1985

On August 8, 1985 at a meeting of the National Security Planning Group in the White House residence, McFarlane, with Poindexter, briefed the President, the Vice President, Shultz, Weinberger, Regan, and Casey on the Kimche proposal to permit the sale of TOWs to Iran through Israel.

AUGUST 30, 1985

According to documents received by the Committee, the shipment of 508 TOWs left Israel on August 30, 1985, transited a third country and arrived in Iran on September 13. North later asserted to Meese that he was totally unaware of the TOW shipment at the time it occurred.

SEPTEMBER 15, 1985

On September 15, 1985, the Reverend Benjamin Weir was released from his captivity in Lebanon. According to testimony received by the Committee, there was reason to believe at the time that Ghorbanifar played a direct role in the event. In addition, Ledeen testified that it was clear to the Israelis that there was a causal relationship between the September arms shipment and Ghorbanifar’s role in it and the release of Weir. The view that the Iranians helped to secure Weir’s release appears to have been shared by McFarlane.

NOVEMBER 25, 1986

On November 25, McMahon learned that a CIA proprietary had flown the arms to Iran in support of an “NSC mission” without his knowledge or approval. According to McMahon, he instructed that no further CIA activity in support of the NSC operation was to be conducted without a Presidential Finding authorizing covert action. McMahon also directed that involved CIA officials brief the CIA General Counsel, Stanley Sporkin, on what had transpired.

NOVEMBER 26, 1986

This draft finding was prepared by Sporkin, approved by DCI Casey and delivered to Poindexter on November 26. The draft Finding authorized CIA to provide assistance to “private parties” seeking to free American hostages. It also contained language retroactively ratifying all previous activities undertaken by U.S. officials in pursuit of this effort and directed that the Congress not be informed until directed by the President

JANUARY 19, 1986. 

On January 18, 1986, he and two other CIA officials, accompanied by the CIA General Counsel, met with North and Poindexter at the White House where they were told that the President had signed a Finding the day before and that CIA would provide support for the activity, which was to be run out of the NSC. They were also told, according to testimony, that the Finding stipulated that Congress was not to be informed because of the sensitivity of the hostage situation. Documents received by the Committee indicate that on January 21, the CIA was asked to assist LTC North in preparing for a meeting in Europe with Ghorbanifar. They did so later that day.

(21) Gideon’s Spies, Gordon Thomas, Page 320

No longer welcome in Washington and isolated in Tel Aviv, Amiram Nir resigned as the prime minister’s counterterrorism adviser in March 1987.

(22) Gideon’s Spies, Gordon Thomas, Page 320

But it was not avocados that brought Ari Ben-Menashe to Nir’s door on a rainy November night in 1988.  He wanted to know exactly what Nir intended to reveal when he was a major witness in Oliver North’s forthcoming trial over his role in the Iran-Contra scandal.  Nor made it lear his testimony would be highly embarrassing not only for the Reagan administration, but also to Israel.  He intended to show how easy it had been to sidestep all the usual checks and balances to run illegal operations that would also implicate a number of countries, including South Africa and Chile.  He added he was planning a book that he believed would make him the greatest whistle-blower in the history of the State of Israel.  Ari Ben-Menashe arranged to meet Nir after he had made another visit to Nucal in Mexico.

(23) Gideon’s Spies, Gordon Thomas, Page 321

On November 27, 1988, Nir and Stanton traveled together to Madrid under false names… Why they had chosen aliases for the flight tickets when they both traveled on their real passports– Israeli and Canadian– would never be explained.  Another mystery was why they took a flight first to Madrid when there were several scheduled direct ones to Mexico City.  

(24) Gideon’s Spies, Gordon Thomas, Page 316

(25) Gideon’s Spies, Gordon Thomas, Page 321

Understandably desperate to show the destruction of Pan Am 103 had been an act of terrorism for which it could not be culpable, the airline’s insurers hired a New York firm of private investigators called Interfor.  The company had been founded in 1979 by an Israeli, Yuval Aviv, who had immigrated to the United States the previous year.  Aviv claimed to be a former desk officer with Mossad– a claim the service would deny. 

(26) Gideon’s Spies, Gordon Thomas, Page 317

(27) Gideon’s Spies, Gordon Thomas, Page 316

Though the Lockerbie disaster investigation was still under the jurisdiction of a Scottish team, CIA agents were on the scene when McKee’s still closed and miraculously intact suitcase was located.  It was taken away from the scene for a short time by a man believed to be a CIA officer, though he would never be positively identified.  Later the suitcase was returned to the Scottish investigation team, who logged its contents under “empty.” 

No one queried what had happened to McKee’s belongings, let alone why he had been traveling with an empty suitcase.  But at the time, no on suspected that the CIA officer might have removed from the suitcase data that explained why Pan Am 103 had been destroyed.  Gannon’s luggage was never accounted for— giving rise to the belief that the actual bomb had been placed in his suitcase.  No satisfactory explanation would ever emerge as to how or why a CIA officer was carrying a bomb in his suitcase.  

The PBS investigative television program Frontline subsequently claimed to have solved the case of the disaster. Pan Am 103 had begun its journey in Frankfurt, where U.S.- bound passengers from the Middle East transferred on to Flight 103.  Among them were Gannon and his CIA team, who had traveled on Air Malta flight to make the connection.  Their baggage was similar to thousands of suitcases that passed through the hands of Frankfurt baggage handlers every day.  One of them was in the payoff terrorists.  Somewhere in the airport baggage bays the handler had concealed a suitcase already containing the bomb.  His instruction was to spot a matching suitcase coming off a connecting flight, and substitute his suitcase, and then let it continue on into the hold of Pan Am flight 103.

Partying on the Run, the Lifestyle of Ghislaine Maxwell and Jeffrey Epstein

Recently discovered photos by Patrick McMullan Co. of Ghislaine Maxwell give another glimpse into the lifestyle of the other half of the Epstein Blackmail Network.

The event “Green Goes with Everything” was hosted by Caryn and Jeff Zucker.  Despite the attendance of Trump’s future Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin, “Green Goes with Everything” refers to environmental practices, not money, with great tips like “Go to your bathroom and read the shampoo, makeup and moisturizer labels.  Ask yourself, ‘Do I really need scent in these products?’”

Green Ghislaine Katz

 

Jeffrey Epstein did not appear to be at the event, as he was not listed on the guest list. 

Green Guest list

 

Ghislaine Maxwell was not listed on the guest list either, however, and it’s only now that we know she was at this event 11 years ago.  Even though Epstein was largely able to come and go as he pleased under the terms of his sentence, it certainly would not have been a good idea for him to be photographed in public at a party just a few months after he began serving his time.   Come to think of it, I haven’t seen the Mnuchins in any of these pictures either.

Green, Trump, Melania, Caryn and Jeff Zucker 2008

 

Donald Trump was there though, along with his wife Melania, shown here with Jeff and Caryn Zucker.  Maybe this party wasn’t Epstein’s style anyway, as there don’t appear to be any scantily-clad models running around.  Just Sloan Barnett in front of her books pretty much.

 

Green, Sloan Barnett

 

Seriously, who knows what would bring Trump out on a night like this?

Maybe Ghislaine had more of a role in the Epstein Blackmail Network than we think.  Maybe she was in charge while Epstein was indisposed.  Maybe Trump and Mnuchin had to talk some business.

Epstein began his house arrest sentence July 1, 2008.   Sloan Barnett’s “Green Goes with Everything” event was held October 1, 2008.   

Mnuchin would later attend a party with Jeffrey Epstein hosted by David Koch in August of 2010.   Leon Black, Wilbur Ross, Richard Giuliani, and Julia Koch attended this party as well.  William Ross later became Trump’s Secretary of Commerce.  Rudy Giuliani became Trump’s “TV lawyer” and policymaker on Ukraine.  

At the 2010 Koch party, Ghislaine was the missing half of the Epstein/Maxwell duo.  Attorney Bradley Edwards was pursuing Ghislaine to give a deposition on behalf of victim’s of Epstein which he was representing in a lawsuit.   Edwards had served Ghislaine a subpoena “on Sept. 22, 2009 at 6:45 p.m. as she was leaving the Clinton Global Initiatives Conference.”   She managed to put it off until “On June 29, 2010, one day before (victim’s lawyer Brad) Edwards was due to fly to New York to take Maxwell’s deposition, her attorney informed Edwards that Maxwell’s mother was deathly ill and Maxwell was consequently flying to England with no intention of returning to the United States.” 

Ghislaine managed to attend the wedding of Chelsea Clinton on July 31, 2010 nevertheless.  She never gave a deposition.  

GhislaineMaxwellWedding

 

Trump didn’t give a deposition either, because Edwards said Trump was extremely cooperative in providing evidence to him outside of court.  Ghislaine and Trump go back a ways themselves- at least to the 50th Anniversary of Ford Modelling Agency Party on October 29, 1997 at SoHo Guggenheim in New York City.  The caption says “Heiress Ghislaine Maxwell tries to get Donald Trump to focus on the conversation as models saunter by.”  Seems more their style.

 

END

The Bohemian Grove was a Blackmail Operation

 

 

I. INTRODUCTION

Bohemian Grove appears to be a location where world leaders have met and have been filmed for blackmail purposes.

Due to the subject matter, which is extremely distasteful, this article will have the tone and energy of a high school book report on a book that the student did not want to read but made the effort to make a B anyway.

Like most any modern criminal enterprise, there’s a public face and a hidden one.  I certainly do not contend that everyone who has ever attended Bohemian Grove is guilty of sordid crime.

There’s going to be a lot of information in here.  I tend to wander off on tangents a bit so bear with me, but I tried to organize it in outline form as opposed to other articles I’ve written chronologically.   I’ll save the Blackmail Rooms of Bohemian Grove for the end so that if you read the information along the way, you’ll be more inclined to believe it.

Be advised that some of the material could be disturbing if you’re a victim of sexual assault.

 

II.  DESCRIPTIONS OF TERMS AND PHRASES ASSOCIATED WITH BOHEMIAN GROVE

 

II A.   BOHEMIA/BOMEMIAN 

Bohemia is situated in modern Czechoslovakia today.  “Bohemian” has come to mean “free of inhibition, enlightened, or anti-establishment” and is often associated with the Arts.   According to Peter Martin Phillips, “the origin of the term bohemian comes from the French artistic movement of the 1830’s.”  Phillips reported that the Bohemian Club was “Organized in 1872..  as a gathering place for newspaper reporters and men who like arts and literature.”  He then listed the applicable text in their articles of organization.

 

Article I – This organization shall be known as the Bohemian Club. It is instituted for the association of gentlemen connected professionally with literature, art, music, the drama, and also those who, by reason of their love or appreciation of these objects, may be deemed eligible.

(Bohemian Club Constitution and By-Laws 1887 CA State Library)

 

II B.   MOLOCH

Wikipedia says “Moloch is the biblical name of a Canaanite god associated with child sacrifice, through fire or war.”

Pictured above, from left to right, are an older picture of the Owl before lichens grew on it, then one with lichens, and one where a ceremony is being performed.

There is some debate over whether the Grovers called this monument the “Owl of Bohemia” or “Moloch,” which this blog did a good job of explaining.  You can dig through all the history on that if you want.  This owl monument is obviously meant to be a backdrop for human sacrifice rituals, which will be discussed in greater detail in the “Cremation of Care” section.

Martin’s research showed that the Owl was poured in concrete in 1929.  The lake it sits in front of was also manmade in the 1920s.

Page 33:  The Lake, as it is called on the Grove map, is about 100 feet wide and 400 feet long. The Lake was originally built in the mid-1920s, and relined with earth and concrete in 1981 (Hood and Baxter 1987). The Lake could be a Disney creation as it has an artificial waterfall tumbling into it, and water lilies kept in natural-looking patterns by water jets embedded in the lake bottom.

Page 44:  A forty foot concrete owl stands at the head of the lake in the Grove. This owl shrine was built in 1929 to serve as a ceremonial site for traditional Bohemian rituals and is used yearly for the Cremation of Care Ceremony.

 

II C.  “WEAVING SPIDERS COME NOT HERE”

Weaving Spiders Come Not Here Main Entrance 624 Taylor Bohemian Grove

According to Wikipedia, the above picture shows:  “The club’s mascot owl cast in masonry perched over the main entrance at 624 Taylor.”  Notice the letters “B” and “C” prominently flanking the Owl.  This seems to be a reference to the time “Before Christ.”

Martin says:

Page 43:  The Bohemian Club’s motto, “Weaving spiders, come not here”, first appeared on a Club announcement in 1875. This was taken from Shakespeare’s “A midsummer Night’s Dream”, and was intended to speak to the inappropriateness of conducting or soliciting business at Club functions.

Weiss said, after visiting the Grove in 1989:  “There are few rules, the most famous one being “Weaving Spiders Come Not Here” — in other words, don’t do business in the Grove. The rule is widely ignored.  Another, unwritten rule is that everyone drink — and that everyone drink all the time.  This rule is strictly adhered to.”

Cathy O’Brien wrote in TRANCE FORMATION OF AMERICA that business was allowed to be discussed in one room:  The Underground.  This will be discussed later.

The phrase “Weaving Spiders Come Not Here” can plainly be heard in the Cremation of Care Ceremony which Alex Jones filmed in 2000.  Jones’ report will be discussed more as well.

 

II D.  JOHN OF NEPOMUK- PATRON SAINT OF BOHEMIAN GROVE

The above pictures are of a statue and plaque on the Vltava River marking the spot where John of Nepomuk was drowned.

From Martin:

(Pages 50-51):  The Club’s patron saint is John of Nepomuk, who was originally adopted in 1882.  The legend is that St. John suffered death by a Bohemian monarch in the late 14th century rather then disclose the confessional secrets of the queen. A large wood carving of St. John in cleric robes with his index finger over his lips stands at the shore of the lake in the Grove. St. John as the Club patron was started as a reminder of respect for others’ privacy in 1882, but today has emerged as the collective symbol of the privacy of Bohemia.

From Wikipedia:

Saint John of Nepomuk (c. 1345 – 20 March 1393) is the saint of Bohemia (Czech Republic) who was drowned in the Vltava river at the behest of Wenceslaus, King of the Romans and King of Bohemia. Later accounts state that he was the confessor of the queen of Bohemia and refused to divulge the secrets of the confessional. On the basis of this account, John of Nepomuk is considered the first martyr of the Seal of the Confessional,

The Seal of the Confessional is “the absolute duty of priests not to disclose anything that they learn from penitents during the course of the Sacrament of Penance (confession).”

Note that despite the Pagan/Occult Rituals which characterize the Bohemian Grove and the”BC” inscription at the entrance, there is one Church value that the club adheres to:  Secrecy.   A summary of the Club’s rituals, mascots, and symbols shows the true nature of the club.  Members should feel free to do as they please without care and it will remain secret.

 

 

III.  GROUNDS AND ACTIVITIES

III A.  LOCATION, DESCRIPTION AND HISTORY OF BOHEMIAN GROVE:

From Martin:

Page 22:  Sonoma County was heavily logged during the latter part of the 19th century. Railroads spurs were built into vast areas along the Russian River where clear cutting was a common practice. Bohemians would ride the trains from Marin County to the remaining forested sites for overnight camping. A particularly beautiful grove of old growth redwoods was preserved by Sonoma Lumber Company in the hopes of greater profits at a later date. It was this 160 acre property surrounded by clear cut lands that the Bohemian Club arranged to purchase in 1899. The Club made twenty-eight purchases of land over a 67 year period and now owns 2,712 acres that surround the original old growth redwood grove (Hood, Baxter 1987).

Initially the Bohemian Grove was kept in a mostly natural state, with members erecting tents along the valley floor for long weekends. By 1914 members were extending weekend campouts to three weekends over two weeks. Ceremonial traditions and Jinks in the Grove became a regular part of Bohemian life.

 

From Philip Weiss, Masters of the Universe Go to Camp:  Inside the Bohemian Grove:

Every summer for more than a century, the all-male Bohemian Club of San Francisco has led a retreat into a redwood forest 70 miles north of the city, four and a quarter square miles of rugged, majestic terrain that members consider sacred. The religion they consecrate is right-wing, laissez-faire and quintessentially western, with some Druid tree worship thrown in for fun.

 

 

III B.  SUBDIVISION OF BOHEMIAN GROVE INTO “CAMPS”

From Martin:

The development of permanent camp buildings lead to the consolidation of camps. In 1929 there were 169 camps in the Grove and by 1994 there were 124. Camps can be born and die with their members, or merge into other camps. Between the years 1972 and 1986 eleven smaller camps terminated, eight new camps were formed and two merged (Baxter, Oliver 1987).

 

For brevity’s sake I’ll only list a few camps:  Camp Hillbillies and Camp Mandalay.

IIIB 1 CAMP HILLBILLIES

Hillbillies camp sign

 

Although women are supposedly forbidden at the Grove, here we seen on the entrance to the Hillbillies camp a naked woman teetering on the edge of a chalice with an owl looking on.  A chalice is used in the Sacrament of the Lord’s Supper, although I don’t think the male figure has anything to do with God.  If you know more about this symbolism, please include it in the comment section.

When Alex Jones and his crew were challenged by security when they were filming at Bohemian Grove in 2000:  “We just told them we were with the Hillbillies, that’s where the Bush’s stay.  You know, because we’ve got Texas accents.”

 

III B 2  CAMP MANDALAY

Camp Mandalay Bohemian Grove
http://findit.library.yale.edu/catalog/digcoll:554511

Camp Mandalay members list Bohemian Grove
http://findit.library.yale.edu/catalog/digcoll:554511

The above pictures are from Archives at Yale University, at Camp Mandalay July 2001.  Henry Kissinger and George Schultz are in the photo.  Below is a photo of Camp Mandalay, which included President Gerald Ford in 1977.

Camp Mandalay Bohemian Grove 1977

 

Laton McCartney in Friends in High Places, The Bechtel Story The Most Secret Corporation and how it Engineered the World, has a section on Steve Bechtel’s visit Camp Mandalay at Bohemian Grove in 1982, and noted that George Schultz was “former Bechtel Group president.”  

Yeadon and Hawkins note in The Nazi Hydra in America that:  “Both Bechtel and Halliburton are closely linked to the Republican Party and the Bush family.  Both companies have been awarded huge contracts in Iraq by George W. Bush.” (Page 588).

 

III C.  THE JINKS 

From Martin:

Page 15:  The Spring Jinks is an annual four-day event (in June) that serves as a warm-up for the midsummer encampment (in July). The difference is that Club members can invite California guests for the Spring Jinks, but must have special Grove Committee approval for a California guest at the summer encampment. The Spring Jinks serves as a weekend when members can invite their California business associates, sons or personal friends and let them have an opportunity to experience the Grove.

Page 21:  Club activities included poetry recitations, performances by musicians, lectures and frequent plays. Regular entertainment became know as a “Jinks” after a Scottish drinking game (Van der Zee 1974 p.19), as alcohol consumption was a major part of Club events. 

Page 59:  The second Saturday is the Low Jinks which has become by tradition a rollicking farce designed to create a good laugh. The 1993 Low Jinks was entitled “Sherwood Estates”, and was described in the program of events as a recently discovered episode of Robin Hood and His Merry Men.

Page 60:  The last Friday night of the encampment is the annual Grove play. These plays, known as the Midsummer High Jinks before 1912, are written each year exclusively for this one-time presentation. Grove plays are theatrical extravaganzas that cost tens of thousand of dollars to produce and can involve up to two hundred actors.  (61) … Grove plays tend to present moralistic macro- perspectives on major socio-historical transformations.

 

 

III D.   THE CREMATION OF CARE

Porter Garnett, in The Bohemian Jinks:  A Treatise, 1908 wrote:

Page 191:  With the midsummer jinks of 1881, James F. Bowman, Sire, the ceremony of the Cremation of Care was conducted for the first time.

Page 27:  Begins here the Cremation of Care.  From among the trees behind which the Corpse of Care has been carried the lugubrious strains of Chopin’s Marche Funubre can be heard.

In 1902, the Owl was an actor in a cast as listed by some type of document that Garnett listed.  (Page 47).

The below picture of the “Temple Bar” at Bohemian Grove from Garnett’s book, page 40, looks like it has a headless torso on the left.  I don’t know.  If you know how to decode this symbolism please do so in the comment section.

Temple Bar Bohemian Grove

 

 

Martin’s research on when the Cremation of Care ceremony began is a bit different from Garnett, although I think Martin is referencing the point where the Ceremony was moved to a separate date and location than the rest of the low jinks plays.  From Martin:

Pages 44-45:  1910 marked the first ceremonial burial of the cares of the world during the midsummer encampment and by 1913 Care was being cremated during the first weekend of the Grove (Annals, 1972) The Cremation of Care Ceremony was produced as a play in 1920, wherein a High Priest standing before a huge pre-historic alter, is confronted by Dull Care wrapped in the chains but not dead because Bacchus, the only warrior Care fears, is truly dead (18th Amendment was passed in 1919). Good Fellowship arrives, but lacks the sword necessary to kill Dull Care, and can only imprison him and Care still sings out through the prison window. At last Bohemia’s Spirit emerges and proclaims:

Down with all fears! And up with your cheers,
for his (Cares) mocking is turning to sobbing and tears.

But Care responds:

‘Call Bacchus from the grave… long as he is dead. I sneer at Great Bohemia! Aha! Aha!’ Good Fellowship then takes the torch from the priest at the alter and burns Care in his prison, thereby purging the ‘demon Care from the sacred Grove.’ (Thompson Archives, 1920)

This ceremony has been rewritten on several occasions but the theme is still the same. The addition of the owl statue in 1920 allowed for the voice of the owl to be incorporated into the ceremony.

And note that the reference to the owl statue in 1920 is not the same as Martin’s earlier reference of pouring the statue in concrete in 1929.  As the Bohemians were also building the lake in the 1920s, they probably had two owl statues, and moved to the second location after the present-day Owl and lake were completed.  A timeline this old is a bit vague.

There was a time when they conducted the Ceremony prior to 1920 without the statue of the owl, which brings us to these photos from 1906-1909.

Bohemian Grove sacrifice 1909Bohemian Grove Sacrifice 2

According to this website, the above photos were released by the University of California- Berkeley around 2004.   Although there’s no definitive source, “many believe” (I hate that phrase) that the human sacrifice rituals at Bohemian Grove in these early days involved real humans.   These photographs are the best evidence of it.  I think it’s safe to say that the black male in the top photograph is not there willingly.  And the bottom photo is a very realistic-looking mannequin if it is one.  There appears to be substantial weight on that rope, with what appears to be a blanket and gurney nearby.  I’ll point out here that while the KKK was Southern in origin, founded shortly after the Civil War ended in 1865 in Pulaski, Tennessee, by the 1920s it had moved into California.   Here are some references to the KKK in Sacramento and Inglewood.  

Alex Jones famously filmed the Cremation of Care Ceremony in 2000.  Thanks to Jones’ absurd recent claims about Sandy Hook and “crisis actors,” one has to qualify their remarks before discussing anything related to Alex Jones.   I think Jones is an “actor” himself who says ridiculous, inflammatory things at times to generate attention.  I wish anyone suing him the best of luck and believe that you are entitled to compensation.

The qualification now out of the way, I think Jones’ Bohemian Grove video was Alex at his best.  He said some important things that I completely agree with that go to the theme of this article, and as Jones said them first, he deserves proper credit.

 

Alex Jones:

22:15:  This is probably just one more steering committee where they bring in a lot of underlings and high-level corporate chieftains who really aren’t the upper-level top echelon, make them feel important, and implement some type of strategy.  To me Bohemian Grove is probably a way to compromise people.  You want to be in the New World Order club- it’s like a big kid fraternity.  Just like at fraternities you have to do weird things, here you probably have to do weird things.

Let me say it another way.  The art of compromising top government officials and VIPs is not to compromise them after they are already established.  The strategy is to compromise them early in their careers and then promote them to higher positions later.  For example, Gerald Ford raped Cathy O’Brien in the mid 1960s in the Michigan State Capital.  Later Nixon, who raped Fiona Barnett, chose Gerald Ford  to succeed Spirow Agnew after he resigned as Vice President in 1973.

Back to Jones’ video.  Take a look at these screenshots of Jones’ video below.

 

Alex Jones Bohemian Grove 2Alex Jones Bohemian Grove 1

Alex Jones:

57:00   I wanted to draw your attention to the program that was given out to the spectators or the viewers… Now you’re looking at a little demon called PJ that was on the front of the actual program..He’s got a little broom and a dust pan and he’s sweeping something up.

57:30  Even more shocking is the figure of a human body burning in the flames.In fact I’ve shown it to people that are experts in anatomy, to actual doctors, and they say that the anatomical size is that of a baby or small child. 

As Alex said, that’s from a brochure they hand out at this place.  It’s more evidence of human sacrifice.

 

IV.  ATTENDEES AT BOHEMIAN GROVE

IV A.  UNITED STATES PRESIDENTS

According to this blog:  “The Bohemian Grove is a refuge, perhaps the last, of establishment Republicanism. Every Republican President since Calvin Coolidge has spent time here.”  

My research isn’t that thorough.  I can start at William Taft however.  And there are a few Democrats.

 

IV A 1.   WILLIAM TAFT

William Taft was the 27th President from 1909-1913.  He’s listed on OBSCURANTIST as a member of Bohemian Grove.  The webpage says Taft is also:

Son of the co-founder of the Yale Skull & Bones Society, himself Skull & Bones 1878, Cincinnati Law School 1880, member Ohio Superior Court 1890-1892, solicitor general of the United States 1892-1900, Governor of the Philippines 1901-1904, Secretary of War 1904-1908, President of the United States 1909-1913, Chief Justice of the United States Supreme Court 1921-1930, member of the Pilgrims Society.

 

IV A 2.   HERBERT HOOVER

Herbert Hoover was the 31st President from 1929-1933.  From Philip Weiss:  “In 1953, when he was vice president, Nixon led a ceremony honoring Herbert Hoover’s 40th year as a Bohemian. It took place at the Waldorf-Astoria, in a room piled with redwood bark and branches shipped to Manhattan from the Grove.”   

There is some correspondence between Allen Dulles and Herbert Hoover in July, 1954, over what appears to be a recommendation of Hoover for Allen Dulles, then Director of Central Intelligence, to hire General Matt Clark.  Hoover’s stationary shows an address at Bohemian Grove. 

Martin wrote:  “The Greatest Men’s Party on Earth, a title borrowed from a description of the Bohemian Grove attributed to Herbert Hoover, was a popular book by writer John Van der Zee, published after his working one summer as a waitperson at the Bohemian Grove.”  (Page 2).  “President Hoover gave chats almost every year from 1932 to his death in 1964.”  (Page 107)   Hoover camped at “Caveman.”  (Page 118).

 

IV A 3.  DWIGHT EISENHOWER

Dwight Eisenhower was the 34th President from 1953-1961.  “It was in a speech at the Grove, for instance, that an army General named Eisenhower had warned of a coming conflict in a place called Korea.”  Friends in High Places, the Bechtel Story, page 13.  And from Martin, “Eisenhower gave a premier political address at the Grove in 1950 setting himself on the path to the presidency.” (Page 95).

Wikipedia says “On June 25, 1950, the Korean War began when some 75,000 soldiers from the North Korean People’s Army poured across the 38th parallel.” 

 

IV A 4.  RICHARD NIXON

Richard Nixon was the 37th President from 1969-1974.   

From Martin, page 95:  In the summer of 1967, an agreement was struck between Richard Nixon and Ronald Reagan at the Grove:  “Nixon and Reagan sat down informally at the Grove in 1967 to work a political deal wherein Reagan was to run only if Nixon “faltered” (Domhoff, G. William, The Bohemian Grove and Other Retreats: A study in ruling class cohesiveness, Harper and Row, 1974, page 42.)

Philip Weiss reported in 1989 that he asked Reagan if the story on the agreement with Nixon was true, and that Reagan confirmed the account.   

Weiss also wrote:  Nixon is “still listed as sleeping in Cave Man, one of the Grove’s 119 curiously and sometimes appropriately named camps.”  And:  “While president he had avoided the Grove, a custom Nixon cemented in 1971 when he canceled a speech planned for the lakeside in the secret encampment after the press insisted on covering it.”

Nixon Reagan Bohemian Grove

Fiona Barnett saidformer President Richard Nixon raped me in the back of a US / CIA military plane at Australia’s main military airport where Airforce One lands when it visits Australia.”

 

IV A 5.  GERALD FORD

Camp Mandalay Bohemian Grove 1977

Gerald Ford was 38th President from 1974-1977.  Martin said “When Gerald Ford became the heir apparent, as Nixon was faltering, he was invited to his first Grove visit by Leonard Firestone.”  (Page 117).   I suppose that would have been the summer of 1974, as Nixon resigned and Ford was sworn in August 9, 1974.

Gerald Ford was also one of the first people that Cathy O’Brien reported that she was sexually assaulted by- while she was in the third grade.  (85).  This occurred at the Michigan state capital in Lansing, at the office of Michigan State Senator Guy VanderJagt, who took her to Ford.  Based on Cathy’s birthday which she reported as December 1957, this rape would have occurred sometime in the mid 1960s. Cathy was raped repeatedly by Ford over the years, including at Bohemian Grove at the “Underground” room.  In her books she sometimes uses the term “prostituted to,” but it’s clear that all of it was against her will.  

 

IV A 6.   JIMMY CARTER

Jimmy Carter was 39th President 1977-1981.  Et tu Jimmy?   The only information I have on his trip to the Grove is this picture, which apparently came from “the Annals of the Bohemian Club (vol 7), 1987-1996,” according to, once again, Alex Jones.

Jimmy Carter Bohemian Grove

 

IV A 7.  RONALD REAGAN

Ronald Reagan was the 40th President from 1981-1989.  The meeting where Reagan agreed not to challenge Nixon in the summer of 1967 has already been listed.  Weiss reported that Reagan’s longtime camp was Owl’s Nest. 

Cathy O’Brien reported that she was first taken to Reagan in the fall of 1982 by Senator Robert Byrd, where she was assaulted.  O’Brien said that Reagan had already seen pornography videos which she was forced to participate in.  These videos were filmed at United States government facilities in Huntsville, AL.  (TRANCE FORMATION OF AMERICA, page 126)

 

IV A 8.  GEORGE HERBERT WALKER BUSH

George Herbert Walker Bush was 41st President of the United States 1989-1993. 

George H. W. Bush was one of the “Bohemians Listed in the 1991 Security Exchange Commission Stock Holding Report” as a holder of stock in Harken Energy Corporation.  (From Martin, Appendix A).  

According to Business Insider, George H.W. Bush joined the club in 1973, while chairing the Republican National Committee during the Watergate scandal.  Bush camped at the Hillbillies Camp.  George H. W. Bush was one of the “Bohemians Listed in the 1991 Security Exchange Commission Stock Holding Report” as a holder of stock in Harken Energy Corporation.  (From Martin, Appendix A).  

George H. W. Bush repeatedly raped Cathy O’Brien’s young daughter, Kelly, beginning at age 3 and 1/2 years in the fall of 1983, with the knowledge of Ronald Reagan  (157-158).  Cathy also reported that she saw Bush in the Underground room at Bohemian Grove.  (170).

 

IV A 9.  BILL CLINTON

Bill Clinton was the 42nd President from 1993-2000.  Cathy O’Brien said she saw Clinton at the Underground room at Bohemian Grove.   However, Cathy O’Brien reported that when her daughter was 6 years old, Clinton at least turned down an offer from GWHB.   This quote (1:23:15) is from an interview Cathy gave in 2018.   Cathy also said she reported this in Access Denied, which I haven’t read yet.

“George Bush wanted my daughter to, who was just, she was like six years old, to perform oral sex and he, and Clinton said ‘No, you’re not going to do that because I know you’re filming me, for one,’ cause they had the films going, and to say that ‘you’re not going to blackmail with this particular thing.’  The fact is that he turned down the sex with the child.”  

This was in Lampe, Missouri.  O’Brien also said that Clinton turned down a chance to have sex with her and likely had sex with a man named Alex Houston instead (153-154).  Cathy also was forced to have sex with Hillary Clinton.  (155). 

When Cathy’s daughter Kelly was 6 years old, this would have been around 1986-1987, when Bush and the CIA were trafficking large quantities of drugs through Arkansas, leading to the murders of Don Henry and Kevin Ives (“The Boys on the Tracks”), which Don’s mother Linda is still trying to get to the bottom of.   This is the method I described earlier to compromise politicians-  get them early, then promote them.  As if Clinton’s numerous problems with adult women and his ties to drugs in Arkansas weren’t enough, GHWB tried to get him to do that with a 6 year old girl.

 

IV A 10.  GEORGE WALKER BUSH

Bush and Jr Bohemian Grove

George Bush was the 43rd President from 2001-2009. 

According to Mark Dice, the above photo comes from the same “Annals of the Bohemian Grove” that Alex Jones referenced.  From Domhoff:  “In 1995, House Speaker Newt Gingrich delivered the Lakeside Talk on the middle Saturday of the encampment, and former President Bush had his turn on the final Saturday (pictured). He used the occasion to say that his son George W. Bush would make a great president some day.”

Bush Jr., as Cathy described him, was at least aware of his father’s rapes of the infant Kelly, as he transported Kelly to and from his father, apparently.  “George Bush Jr. deposited my obviously traumatized and withdrawn child at the door.”  (Page 196).  “It was also my experience that Jr. stood by his father and covered his backside whenever Bush would become incapacitated from drugs…”  (Page 194).

 

 

IV B.  CORPORATIONS

There are too many to list.  I just want the reader to get a general sense of the involvement of corporations in Bohemian Grove.

Martin, referencing Domhoff:

(Pages 2-3)  Domhoff presents his case (1974) by examining the structural relationship between Grove participants and the top 797 corporations in the U.S., finding that , “29% of these… corporations were represented by at least one officer or director (p.32)”.

Domhoff conducted a follow-up analysis in 1983 of Bohemian connections with the top 800 corporations in the U.S. which resulted in similar findings to his earlier work. Of the top 800 corporations in the U.S. in 1980 30% had at least one officer or director at the Grove.

 

Since I quote Martin and Domhoff so much, I should note that they do not agree with the concept of “elites” getting together at Bohemian Grove to conduct business and government (at least in the material I’ve referenced).

From Martin:

(Page 11)  In 1986, Domhoff was again quoted as saying “Bohemian Grove is not a place of power,… It is merely a place where powerful people relax and enjoy… most people are too drunk to remember any policy things let alone make them (West Sonoma County Paper, July 10-16, 1986 p.16).”

Protestor mythology of elites planning policy in the Grove has been persistent and unproven.

Martin’s work was influenced by attending the Grove himself, and he apparently didn’t see anything untoward.

Page 14:  During the two-year period of my research I was able to visit the Bohemian Club as a guest on two occasions. Fraternizing with Club members over dinner was most useful in gaining a sense of the interactive style of men at the Bohemian Club.

Again, I don’t think Bohemian Grove is 100% criminal.  The primary difference between my conclusions and the observations of Martin and Domhoff are based on the firsthand accounts of victims at Bohemian Grove which they do not discuss.

 

IV C.   UNITED STATES SUPREME COURT

IV C 1.  THE ENTIRE 1963 SUPREME COURT

Martin:

(Page 112)  On September 24, 1963 as Chief Justice of the Supreme Court, Warren and the entire U.S. Supreme Court were hosted for a double lamb chops lunch at the Bohemian Club, thereby giving numerous male San Franciscans an opportunity to see and meet the Justices firsthand (Bohemian Archive 1963).

John Fitzgerald Kennedy was assassinated November 22, 1963.

 

Earl Warren was a longtime Grover.  “Earl Warren was a Club member from 1941 to his death in 1974.”  (Martin, 112).  Warren was California’s 30th Governor from 1943-1953.  Warren was on the ticket with Dewey against Truman in 1948, and ran for the Republican nomination for President in 1952, which he lost to Eisenhower.  After Eisenhower won the White House, he appointed Warren to the Supreme Court in 1953.

Warren led the Warren Commission, which was a coverup of the CIA’s assassination of JFK (I don’t bother with “alleged” on that subject).   Other Grovers on the Warren Commission included:  Gerald Ford, the previously mentioned child rapist ;  Allen Dulles, an American who strongly backed Adolph Hitler both before and after World War II began; and  John J. McCloy, (a fellow Grover at the Pilgrims Society Camp with Allen Dulles) who “did a great deal of work for corporations in Nazi Germany and advised the major German chemical combine I. G. Farben, later notorious for manufacturing Zyklon B.”

Hale Boggs, Democrat-Louisiana was on the Warren Commission, but not at Bohemian Grove.  “Boggs dissented from the Warren Commission’s majority who supported the single bullet theory.”  “In 1972, while he was still majority leader, the twin engine airplane in which Boggs was traveling with congressman Nick Begich, of Alaska, and two others, disappeared while flying from Anchorage to Juneau, Alaska.”

 

IV C 2.  CLARENCE THOMAS

According to Jones and Watson:

‘Kyle’ worked at Bohemian Grove in the summer of 2004 and 2005. He was able to physically confirm what the Bohemian Grove’s own annuals had told us for decades, that the elite of the elite attend the camp. Our source personally saw several high profile members of the US aristocracy, including New Mexico Governor Bill Richardson, Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas, the famous newsman Walter Cronkite and countless other luminaries.

 

IV C 3.  ANTONIN SCALIA

The Sonoma County Free Press reported that Antonin Scalia was to give a Lakeside Chat at the Bohemian Grove July 25, 1997.

Anton Scalia has another link to Bohemian Grove.   Scalia died at Cibolo Creek Ranch February 13, 2016.  The Ranch was owned by John Poindexter, former National Security Advisor under President Reagan, and co-conspirator of Oliver North in the “IranContra” scandal.  Poindexter is a leader of St. Hubertus, according to the Washington Post.

John Poindexter St Hubertus

From the WaPo article:

Two other private planes that landed at the ranch for the weekend are linked to two men who have held leadership positions with the Texas chapter of the Order, according to a review of state business filings and flight records from the airport.

The International Order of St. Hubertus, according to its website, is a “true knightly order in the historical tradition.” In 1695, Count Franz Anton von Sporck founded the society in Bohemia, which is in modern-day Czech Republic.

The society’s U.S. chapter launched in 1966 at the famous Bohemian Club in San Francisco, which is associated with the all-male Bohemian Grove — one of the most well-known secret societies in the country.

 

IV C 3.  ANTHONY KENNEDY

From the San Fransisco Chronicle, July 2018:

All attention at the Bohemian Club’s annual redwood forest retreat in Sonoma County on Friday was on Camel’s Camp, where retiring Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy took center stage.

“There was polite applause, but a lot of people didn’t clap,” said a club insider privy to the exchange. “There was a lot of talk that Kennedy sold out,” allegedly having agreed to retire from the bench in exchange for President Trump’s picking his conservative former law clerk Brett Kavanaugh to succeed him.

 

IV C 4.  WILLIAM TAFT

The aforementioned William Taft, Chief Justice of the United States Supreme Court 1921-1930, also President of the United States 1909-1913.  

 

IV D.   THE CIA

IVD 1.  RICHARD NIXON’S COMMENT

Excuse the language on this part.  Nixon has been widely quoted on May 13, 1971 saying “The Bohemian Grove, which I attend from time to time – it is the most faggy goddamned thing you could ever imagine.”  That quote is from Wikipedia, and 7 references are listed for that quote.   But that quote edits out a remark in the middle of Nixon’s comments where the dash is.    Here’s what Nixon actually said:

“Bohemian Grove, that I attend from time to time, the East Division/the others that come there, but it is the most faggy goddamned thing you can ever imagine.”   The East Division remark probably refers to Near East and South Asia Division of the CIA.   

And if you think the language “the East Division/the others that come there, but” is poorly formed, I agree.  It makes me wonder if the tape was spliced to edit out something.  

 

IV D 2.  CIA DIRECTORS

The CIA was created by the National Security Act of Congress in 1947, and it looks like most of the Directors came to the Grove at some point.

Obscurantist lists several CIA directors as members of Bohemian Grove.

  • John McCone (1961-1965).
  • George Herbert walker Bush (1976-1977)
  • William Casey (1981-1987)
  • William Webster (1987-1991)
  • James Woolsey (1993-1995)

Another that has been there:

Richard Helms (1966-1973)   San Fransisco Weekly    Richard Helms ordered all files on MK Ultra and other human experiments destroyed in 1973.

 

IV D 3.  ALLEN DULLES

Allen Dulles

It was difficult for me to believe or comprehend O’Brien’s allegations that Presidents Bush, Ford, and Reagan were all pedophiles or rapists who preyed on victims in the CIA’s MK Ultra program under the subcategory Project Monarch.  The involvement of Allen Dulles (and Prescott Bush) with Adolf Hitler both before and after he came to power, and even during World War II, provided a “missing link” in my knowledge that I was not taught in school, and so I’ll include some brief background for the reader.  Emphasis mine.

From Yeadon and Hawkins, The Nazi Hydra in America:

(Page 50)  (Late 1932).  The radicalism cost Hitler and the Nazi Party dearly.  They lost 34 seats in the Reichstag and their source of funding from business leaders was severely cut…  With the arrival of a new year, the Nazi Party’s future looked dim.  Hopes were dashed by the November election, and the party experienced severe financial difficulties.  However, business leaders turned against the new Schleicher government and arranged a meeting between Hitler and von Papen .  The objective of the meeting at the Cologne home of Kurt von Schroeder was to form a new government led by Hitler and von Papen…

The meeting took place in utmost secrecy on Jan. 4 1933 with two Americans present:   John Foster Dulles and Allen Dulles.  The Dulles brothers were there representing their client, Kuhn, Loeb & Co., which had extended large, short-term credits to Germany and needed assurance of repayment from Hitler before committing to support him.  Goebbels recorded the success of the meeting in his diary on Jan. 5, 1933:  “If this coup succeeds, we are not far from power… Our finances have suddenly improved.”

(Page 71)  By 1934, with Hitler in solid control of Germany, the profits from the Thyssen-Flick union soared to more than 100 million.  Both Union Bank and the Bank voor Handel en Scheepvaart were overflowing with money.   Prescott Bush became managing director of Union Bank and took over the day-to-day operations of the German plan.

Instead of divesting himself of the Nazi money and activities, Prescott Bush hired Allen Dulles to hide the Nazi assets.   Dulles Client list from Sullivan & Cromwell shows his first assignment at Brown Brothers Harriman as June 18, 1936.  The entry listed his work at Brown Brothers Harriman as “Disposal of Standard Oil Investing Stock.”

(Page 72)   July 31, 1941, New York Herald-Tribune ran a bold headline “Hitler Angel Has $3 Million in U.S. Bank.”  The article described Thyssen as the angel and reported the money actually belonged to “Nazi bigwigs,” including Goebbels, Hermann Goering, Heinrich Himmler or even Hitler himself.  The account was deposited in Union Bank.

Oct. 20, 1942, under authority of the Trading with the Enemy Act, the U.S. Congress seized UBC and liquidated its assets.

Project Monarch, an undisclosed subcategory of MK Ultra, has its roots in Heinrich Himmler’s genetic experiments in Nazi Germany.  Allen Dulles helped bring Hitler to power in Germany in 1933.  Allen Dulles became Director of the CIA February 26, 1953.  The CIA officially began MK Ultra April 13, 1953.

Dulles gave at least one speech at Bohemian Grove.   From Friends in High Places, The Bechtel Story

Page 95:  Later, after Eisenhower had become president, his director of Central Intelligence, Allen Dulles, warned Grove members of the threat of Communism- a refrain H-bomb “father” Edward Teller reiterated at The Grove a quarter century later, this time in connection with the Persian Gulf.

 

IV E.  FOREIGN LEADERS

I’m sure there are too many to make a proper accounting of, so this section is just a “for instance” section.

IV E 1.  UNITED NATIONS DELEGATES IN 1945

From Martin:

Page 11.  One of the foremost political events in which the Bohemian political network played a significant role was the United Nations Conference of International Organization (UNCIO), April 25th to June 26, 1945 in San Francisco. This was the original formation meeting for the United Nations, with delegates from fifty nations. Receptions for UNCIO delegates and key dignitaries were held at the Bohemian Club on May 17, May 29, June 4, and June 5. Towards the end of the U.N. conference the Club invited all delegates to a program at the Grove.  (Footnote says:  “The Russian delegates declined to attend.”)

 

IV E 2.  HENRY KISSINGER’S GUESTS IN 1989

Philip Weiss quoted Henry Kissinger as saying:  “‘That Indian is here, Bajpai.’  (He meant Shankar Bajpai, former ambassador to the U.S.)  ‘Today they had a Russian.”’ The Russian was the physicist Roald Sagdeev, a member of the Soviet Supreme Council of People’s Deputies, who had given a speech to Kissinger and many other powerful men too.”

 

IV E 3.  PRINCE BANDAR BIN SULTAN IN 1992

In 1992, Prince Bandar bin Sultan and Lamar Alexander gave “Weekend Lakeside Chats” at Bohemian Grove.  (Martin, Page 109).  In TRANCE, Cathy O’Brien reported that both Lamar Alexander (179) and Prince Bandar bin Sultan (143) (George H. W. Bush’s close friend) abused her. 

V.  ACCOUNTS FROM SEX SLAVES AT BOMEMIAN GROVE

V A.  SACRIFICE/MURDER OF SEX SLAVES AS REPORTED BY CATHY O’BRIEN

Page 170:  My purpose at the Grove was sexual in nature, and therefore my perceptions were limited to a sex slave’s viewpoint.  As an effective means of control to ensure undetected proliferation of their perverse indulgence, slaves such as myself were subjected to ritualistic trauma.  I knew each breath I took could be my last, as the threat of death lurked in every shadow.  Slaves of advancing age or with failing programming were sacrificially murdered “at random” in the wooded grounds of Bohemian Grove, and I felt it was “simply a matter of time until it would be me.”  Rituals were held at a giant concrete owl monument on the banks of, ironically enough, the Russian (rushin’) River.  These occultist sex rituals stemmed from the scientific belief that mind controlled slaves required severe trauma to ensure compartmentalization of the memory, and not from any spiritual motivation. 

My own threat of death was instilled when I witnessed the sacrificial death of a young, dark haired victim at which time I was instructed to perform sexually “as though my life depended upon it.”  I was told, “…the next sacrifice victim could be you.   Anytime when you least expect it, the owl will consume you.  Prepare yourself, and stay prepared.”  Being “prepared” equated to being totally suggestible, i.e. “on my toes” awaiting their command.

 

 

V B.  SACRIFICE/MURDER OF SEX SLAVES AND HUNTING OF CHILDREN DRESSED AS TEDDY BEARS AS REPORTED BY FIONA BARNETT 

From another WordPress blog by Cathy Fox, quoting a statement of Fiona Barnett:

After this, I was child sex trafficked from Sydney airport to California, USA, in a cargo plane. I was gassed and stuffed in a wooden crate like an animal. During this trip, I was raped by media founder Ted Turner at a pedophile party held at Disneyland, and I was trafficked to the annual summer camp at Bohemian Grove attended by notable politicians, businessmen and other VIPs. I was raped by Reverend Billy Graham in a pink bubble themed cabin at Bohemian Grove. Billy Graham told me his good buddy Richard Nixon had recommended me to him. At Bohemian Grove, I was one of a group of children dressed as teddy bears and hunted for sport by men in the forest, to the theme song “Teddy Bears Picnic”. I also witnessed the ritual murder of a woman by male guests dressed in black Luciferian robes.

If you read the rest of that link, you’ll see that Fiona reported a similar background to Cathy O’Brien in that she was abused by her family from an early age and turned over to this network, or program.

Cathy was also hunted- by Dick Cheney.  He called it “A Most Dangerous Game.”  This occurred in Greybull, Wyoming, where he violently raped her and threatened to kill her (page 99), and Mount Shasta, California, on government property (page 194).  When Cheney “captured” O’Brien in a fenced area at Mount Shasta, he raped her with his dog, which had been trained for this purpose in the MK Ultra program.

 

 

V C.  SACRIFICE/MURDER OF SEX SLAVES, CANNIBALISM AND “SNUFF” FILM AS REPORTED BY PAUL BONACCI 

Yeadon and Hawkins in The Nazi Hydra in America:

Page 564:  …(Paul) Bonacci told investigators of being taken to Bohemian Grove where he and two boys were forced to perform acts on each other.  After one of the boys was murdered, they were forced to eat parts of him.  A snuff pornography film was made of the events.  At the time, Bonacci was too young to realize he was at Bohemian Grove; however, from his description of the surroundings, the location is unmistakable.

Bonacci suffers from multiple personality disorder induced by MONARCH programming.  He told investigators the ring, which plunged him into Satanism, was centered at Offutt air base. He was first abused at Offutt when he was 3 years old.  He described his MONARCH programming as a series of tortures, heavy drugging and sexual abuse.  He also said he was trained in military arts, including assassination.   In fact, his knowledge in these realms cannot be accounted for by any other means.  Bonacci and others have given evidence of the central role Lt. Col. Michael Aquino played in the programming.

 

 

V D.  PROJECT MONARCH

As follows will be a brief summary of Cathy O’Brien’s description of Project Monarch in her book, co-authored with Mark Phillips, TRANCE FORMATION OF AMERICA.

Project Monarch took victims of multi-generational incest abuse into the program.  This ran in Cathy’s family.  Cathy’s father was caught sending bestiality/child pornography of her through the U.S. mail and was offered immunity from prosecution in return for giving his child to the program.

Incest/abuse at an early age creates “trauma” in the victims.  Once called “multiple personality disorder,” it is now referred to as Dissociative Identity Disorder.  The brain tries to work around this trauma, resulting in some nonstandard brain activity patterns.  The CIA heightened this trauma through horrible methods such as electroshock, sexual torture, LSD, sensory deprivation, etc.

One of the results of this trauma is a heightened ability for memorization.  Another result is the ability to put memory into a “compartment” of the human mind, or a “personality” after the mind splits or “dissociates.”  This made Cathy useful as “carrier pigeon.”  Her mind was dissociated and she was made to memorize messages into a personality or compartment which could be activated by her handler later, at which point she could repeat the message.

So Reagan/Bush used Cathy to deliver messages to world leaders, such as a plan she delivered to Mexico’s President Miguel de la Madrid.   The plan involved trafficking drugs across the US/Mexico border at Juarez, Mexico.  (Page 201-202).   The deal was Mexico just needed to get it to the border and the U.S. would take it from there.

O’Brien referred to Project Monarch having roots in Himmler’s experiments.  Joseph Mengele, under Himmler at Auschwitz, conducted genetic experiments on twins.  Cathy reported that after enough generations pass by with traumatized incest victims, the traumatized brain patterns become autogenetic, thus the link to the genetics aspect of the Sadistic, immoral and illegal study of Project Monarch.

 

 

VI.  SUPPORTING EVIDENCE OF THE WITNESS STATEMENTS ON HUMAN SACRIFICE, CANNIBALISM AND HUNTING OF CHILDREN AT BOHEMIAN GROVE

It’s tempting to dismiss any one statement of a witness to these types of atrocities at Bohemian Grove.  They’ve all been subjected to hypnosis and drugs, which tends to create doubt in a juries mind.   It’s not just one statement, however;  it’s at least 3 separate but similar accounts.  That’s not easily dismissed.   And the government has not dismissed their accounts as false or unsubstantiated.  It has simply refused to investigate.  This section will discuss some other cases that are similar to the type of Occult/Satanic type events that the three previous witness described, and why any attempts to get the Government to investigate were Obstructed.

 

VI A.  LIEUTENANT COLONEL MICHAEL AQUINO AND THE TEMPLE OF SET

Aquino 2

Michael Aquino

 

To begin with, despite the lie on Cathy O’Brien’s Wikipedia page, that “According to scholars, there is no credible evidence for O’Brien’s claims,” she provided a great deal of verifiable evidence.   For instance, on Lt. Col Michael Aquino’s role in her “training”:  “In the early 1980’s, my base programming was instilled at Fort Campbell, Kentucky by U.S. Army Lt. Colonel Michael Aquino.  Aquino holds a TOP SECRET clearance in the Defense Intelligence Agency’s Psychological Warfare Division (PSYOPS).  He is a professed Neo-Nazi, the founder of the Himmler inspired satanic Temple of Set, and has been charged with child ritual and sexual abuse at the Presidio Day Care in San Francisco, California.” (TRANCE, Page 110)

Wikipedia says “Born in 1946, Michael Aquino was a military intelligence officer specializing in psychological warfare.  In 1969 he joined Anton LaVey‘s Church of Satan and rose rapidly through the group’s ranks.”

From The Nazi Hydra:

Page 559:  Linked with both Offutt and the Presidio cases is Aquino, who founded the Temple of Set, an offshoot of Anton LaVey’s Church of Satan.  He was attached to the DIA’s Psychological Warfare Division and holds top secret security clearance for his work in military intelligence and classified psychological warfare.  Aquino is obsessed with Nazi pagan rituals. He officiated at SS black magic ceremonies held at Wewelsburg, the castle once used by SS chief Heinrich Himmler to create an order of Teutonic Knights, based on the Knights Templars.  His hypnotic manipulation of people made him an ideal candidate for the position of master programmer.  Aquino and others were arrested for child molesting.  Evidence of their guilt was overwhelming, but all charges were dropped, to the dismay of the victims’s parents.  Aquino has developed training tapes on how to create a MONARCH slave.  He worked as a liaison between government-military intelligence and various criminal organizations and occult groups in distributing MONARCH slaves.

Page 560:  On Aug. 14, 1987, San Fransisco police raided Aquino’s home after the brutal rape of a 4 year-old girl there.  The principal suspect in the rape was a Baptist minister named Gary Hambright.  Hambright was indicted on charges that he committed “lewd and lascivious acts” with six boys and four girls, ranging in age from 3-7, from September-October 1986.  At the time of the alleged sex crimes, Hambright was employed at a childcare center on the U.S. Army base in Presidio.  Police also claimed Hambright was involved in at least 58 separate incidents of child sexual abuse.  One of the victims identified Aquino and his wife as participants in the child rape.   Aquino’s home also serve as headquarters of the Satanic Temple of Set.  During the raid, police confiscated 38 videotapes, photo negatives and other evidence that the home had been the hub of a pedophile ring.

Although the evidence was overwhelming, Aquino was never charged with child abuse.  On April 19, 1988, U.S. Attorney Joseph Russoniello dropped the 10-count indictment against Hambright on the grounds that there was insufficient evidence linking him or the Aquinos to the crimes.  Russoniello later was implicated in efforts to cover up the links between the Nicaraguan Contras and South American cocaine trafficking.

Note the part where “police confiscated 38 videotapes.”  There’s a pattern.  Also note the use of U.S. Government facilities.

 

VI B.  “THE FINDERS”

Qualifications that Ted Gunderson listed in his investigation of “The Finders.”

FEDERAL BUREAU OF INVESTIGATION

  • 1977-79 Senior Special Agent-in-Charge, Los Angeles, California
  • 1973-77 Special Agent-in-Charge of Memphis, Tennessee and Dallas, Texas
  • 1973 Chief Inspector
  • 1965-73 Assistant Special Agent-in-Charge, New Haven, Connecticut and Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • 1960-65 Special Agent Supervisor, FBI Headquarters, Washington, D.C,
  • 1951-60 Special Agent

 

It’s not clear who wrote this introduction in this document on “The Finders,” but I believe it was Ted Gunderson.

The Finders” is a CIA Front established in the 1960’s. Members are specially trained Government kidnappers with top clearance and protection in their assigned task of stealing children, torturing and sexually abusing them, sometimes involving them in satanic sexual orgies, bloody rituals and murder of other children with the slaughter of animals. The Finders are known sexual degenerates who use a fleet of unmarked cars to grab targeted children from parks and schoolyards.  Many times using their own child members as decoys, they lure the innocent children away from the crowd close to their vans.  The adults inside grab the children, drug them  and transport them to a series of safe houses where they await their ill fated end.  They are then used in ceremonies.  The children are either murdered and sacrificed for body parts, or they are sold as sex slaves, auctioned off at various locations in the northern hemisphere.  In the past they have been auctioned off near Las Vegas, Nevada and Toronto, Canada, Lincoln, Nebraska, Michigan and Houston, Texas. 

Marion David Pettie, the leader of the cult is an identified pedophile, homosexual, and CIA officer.  His son was a former employee of a CIA proprietary firm, Air America, which was notorious for smuggling drugs, destined for the United States out of the Golden Triangle into Saigon during the Viet Nam War. 

The Tallahassee police department contacted the Department of the Treasury Feb 2, 1987.   Why the contacted the Treasury instead of the FBI, I don’t know.  Maybe it was because Bohemian Grover William Webster was running the FBI at the time.  The Department of Treasury puts the Washington D.C. and Tallahassee Police Departments in contact with each other and closes their part of the investigation.  (They had previously identified the children).

This office (Department of the Treasury) was contacted by the Tallahassee Police Department on February 5, 1987, who requested assistance in attempting to identify two adult males and six minor children, all taken into custody the previous day.  The men, arrested and charged with multiple counts of child abuse, were being very evasive with police in the questions being asked of them pursuant the children and their condition.

A short time later this office was contacted by Detective Jim Bradley of the Washington, D.C. Metropolitan Police Department.  Bradley indicated that the case here in Tallahassee appeared to be strongly related to a case he was currently working in the Washington, D.C. area.

Subsequently this office received a telephone call from the Washington, D,C. Metropolitan Police Department inquiring about the men and children. This office put the MPD and the TPD in contact with each other.

A short time later this office was contacted by Detective Jim Bradley of the Washington, D.C. Metropolitan Police Department. Bradley indicated that the case here in Tallahassee appeared to be strongly related to a case he was currently working in the Washington, D.C. area.

He stated that the actions of the two men in custody in Tallahassee relative the children just might give his case enough probable cause for search warrants to search premises occupied by a Cult group called the FINDERS.

This agent directed Bradley to telephone TPD and discuss with police directly any activities forthcoming relative the instant case. 

I’ll flash forward to  the end here, from FBI agent Ted Gunderson, who tried to meet with Bradly of the Washington MPD on April 2 of 1987:

I arrived at MPD at approximately 9:00 a.m.

Detective Bradley was not available. I spoke to a third party who was willing to discuss the case with me on a strictly “off the record” basis.

I was advised that all the passport data had been turned over to the State Department for their investigation. The State Department in turn, advised MPD that all travel and use of the passports by the holders of the passports was within the law and no action would be taken.This included travel to Moscow, North Korea, and North Vietnam from the late 1950’s to mid 1970’s.

The individual further advised me of circumstances which indicated that the investigation into the activity of the FINDERS had become a CIA internal matter. The MPD report has been classified secret and was not available for review.  I was advised that the FBI had withdrawn from the investigation several weeks prior and that the FBI Foreign Counter Intelligence Division had directed MPD not to advise the FBI Washington Field Office of anything that had transpired.

No further information will be available. No further action will be taken.

The police did get a warrant for a warehouse “The Finders” were using in Tallahassee, however, and Special Agent of the United States Customs Service Ramon J. Martinez was allowed access, and made a detailed report.   Here’s what the State Department/CIA covered up, in part, from Martinez’ report:

  • On Friday, 2/6/87, I met Detective Bradley at the warehouse on 4th Street, N.E. I duly advised my acting group supervisor, SS/A Don Bludworth: I was again granted unlimited access to the premises.
  • one of the officers presented me with a photo album for my review. The album contained a series ‘of photos of adults and children dressed in white sheets participating in a ‘blood ritual.” The ritual centered around the execution of at least two goats.

  • Further inspection of the premises disclosed numerous files relating to activities of the organization in different pacts of the world. Locations I observed are as follows: London, Germany, the Bahamas, Japan, Hong Kong, Malaysia, Africa, Costa Rica, and Europe.

  • One such telex specifically ordered the purchase of two children in Hong Kong to be arranged through a contact in the Chinese Embassy there.

  • There was one file entitled “Pentagon Break-In,” and others which referred to members operating in foreign countries.

  • Not observed by me but related by an HPD officer, were intelligence files on private families not related to the Finders. The process undertaken appears to have been a systematic response to local newspaper advertisements for babysitters, tutors, etc.

  • The warehouse contained a large library, two kitchens, a sauna, hot-tub and a ‘video room.’ The video room, seemed to be set up as an indoctrination center. It also appeared the organization had the capability to produce its own videos.
  • There were what appeared to be training areas for children
  • what appeared to be an altar set up in a residential area of the warehouse.
  • I should also mention that both premises were equipped with satellite dish antennas.

I’m quoting from the Department of Treasury, FBI, and United States Customs Service for “The Finders.”  Read it yourself.   This is what it looks like when the government actually investigates something instead of someone writing a blog.  The following is what it looks like when the government covers it up a former FBI agent gets pissed.  Ted Gunderson again:

I filed formal complaints on six occasions with the FBI demanding an investigation of the FINDERS and the international trafficking of children who have been kidnapped or obtained through subterfuge (orphanages; and on occasion the agency known as the Child Protective Services) but the FBI refused to contact me.  I have received two complaints from airline employees that airplanes containing several hundred children were flown to Paris France from Denver Colorado and Los Angeles, California. Two hundred and ten children were reportedly on The manifest of the Denver plane. In addition Paul Bonacci told me about children who were auctioned off in the early 1980s outside Las Vegas, Nevada and Toronto, Canada. These children were auctioned off in their underwear with a number on a card around their necks, some for $50,000 each (see the Franklin Cover up Investigation). One hundred and ninety one children assigned to the Child protective Services in Florida are missing with no indication of their whereabouts.

 

VI C.  SATANIC/OCCULT RING IN FRANKLIN, NEBRASKA

John DeCamp published “The Franklin Coverup” in May of 1992, reporting “Child Abuse, Satanism, and Murder in Nebraska.”  It’s not fun reading.  The more disturbing details being on page 200 “KATHLEEN SORENSON’S STORY.”   Trust that the Franklin Coverup contains the same types of ritual abuse as with Bohemian Grove, Michael Aquino, and the Finders.  In this scandal/coverup, witnesses saw George Herbert Walker Bush at “sex parties” and noted that he left with a boy.

I’ll focus more on the coverup aspect of these crimes, which by no means is a full account of the coverup.   Most telling, I think, are former CIA Director William Colby’s comments.  

John DeCamp knew former CIA Director William Colby.  The following is DeCamp quoting Colby in a conversation he had with him in 1991 on the Franklin Nebraska satanic ring.

“What you have to understand, John, is that sometimes there are forces and events too big, too powerful, with so much at stake for other people or institutions, that you cannot do anything about them, no matter how evil or wrong they are and no matter how dedicated or sincere you are or how much evidence you have. That is simply one of the hard facts of life you have to face. You have done your part. You have tried to expose the evil and wrongdoing. It has hurt you terribly. But it has not killed you up to this point. I am telling get out of this before it does. Sometimes things are just too big for us to deal with, and we have to step aside and let history take its course. For you, John, this is one of those times,” Bill warned, with Sally nodding her head in affirmation…

“Sometimes,” Bill said, “There are forces too powerful for us to whip them individually, in the time frame that we would like. We have to keep working at our goal. But we have to be sensible enough, not to risk everything and get ourselves destroyed or killed in the process. That victory we seek may take much longer than we wanted, and come in ways we never anticipated.

Ted Gunderson also got involved with the Franklin coverup.  He wrote to Attorney General William Barr on the matter March 11, 1992.  The transcripts of Gunderson’s communications with the DOJ on Franklin coverup come from the same online document I referenced in The Finders.

Dear Mr. Barr:

The enclosed report contains information which indicated that FBI personnel have been in violation of the Obstruction of Justice statute.

The report also contains information concerning the Johnny Gosch kidnapping case in Des Moines, Iowa.  There appears to be an organized kidnapping ring operation in this country within the jurisdiction of the FBI that is not receiving the proper attention.  I would appreciate your checking into this matter.

Cordially,

Ted L. Gunderson

Barr referred the matter to Robert Mueller, who replied April 20, 1992.

The letter and enclosures that you have recently sent to Attorney General Barr have been referred to this office. 

Your letter alleges that personnel of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) have obstructed justice and states that you have information concerning kidnapping with the jurisdiction of the FBI. 

Having reviewed your enclosures, however, there is no evidence of misconduct by FBI personnel that would justify your charge of obstruction of justice.

If you have any new information about kidnapping, please provide it to your local office of the FBI.

Sincerely,

Robert S. Mueller, III

Assistant Attorney General

Gunderson then replied to Mueller May 26, 1992.

Dear Mr. Mueller:

Thank you for reviewing the material I sent you March II, 1992.

I did not state that FBI personnel were in violation of the Obstruction of Justice statute. I only advised that there was an indication of this. I thought you would want to at least check into the matter. I am sorry to learn you do not feel it deserves further attention.

I have enclosed the book The Franklin Cover-up, by former Nebraska State Senator John W. DeCamp. Your attention is directed to Chapter 14, “Cover-up Phase III: The FBI,” which makes additional allegations of FBI misconduct and possible violations of the Obstruction of Justice statute.

Sincerely,

Ted L. Gunderson

 

VI D.  CIA RESEARCH INTO SATANISM AND OCCULT RITUALS

This section comes from Mark Philips, who co-authored TRANCE FORMATION OF AMERICA with Cathy O’Brien.

Pages 4-5.

Historians provide us a glimpse into the future through recorded events of the past.  It appears that throughout recorded history, man has, towards the end of each millennium, returned to a focus on certain types of bizarre human behavior.  For example, there has been in the past 150 years a resurgence of the wide spread interest in the occult “black arts,” which include satanism or Luciferian religions.  These Constitutionally protected “religions” use trauma to control the minds of their followers. 

Mind control practices with the occult groups (according to survivors adjudged edible and law enforcement officials) have been accredited with bridging the gap between applied science and Shamanism.   Occultism as a manner of religious expression has been around for thousands of years.  Only in the last 150 years has science aggressively pursued the truths regarding mind manipulation hidden within the occult belief systems..

In 1971, the New York Times reported on the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) and occult research, the basis of which was gained through a collection of documents released by the U.S. Government Printing Office under the Freedom of Information Act.  This was a report to Congress and clearly showed that the CIA was interested in the cause and effect clinical findings that occult religious practices have on the Black Arts practitioner and/or the observer’s mind.  Of particular interest to the CIA were the heightened levels of suggestibility that certain occult rituals produced in the minds of the practitioners.  Cannibalism and blood rituals were ranked highest in the order of importance to their research.

 

 

VII.  METHOD OF COVERUP- NATIONAL SECURITY

So if Nixon, Reagan, Ford, and Bush were all pedophile/rapists, how would they Obstruct any investigations into themselves?  Apparently, somewhere in the Executive Branch are some secret, unconstitutional memos that create a type of Orwellian circular logic.

Such insanity is mentioned in Acid Dreams The Complete Social History of LSD: The CIA, The Sixties, and Beyond by Lee and Schlain, 1985.  It references a CIA operation where the CIA gave LSD to American citizens without their knowledge to study their reactions.  “A previously classified document explained why the program was shrouded in secrecy:  ‘The knowledge that the Agency is engaging in unethical and illicit activities would have serious repercussions in political and diplomatic circles and would be detrimental to the accomplishment of its mission.'”

That’s another way of saying “it’s so bad we can’t tell you about it.”  It’s another way of saying “we can anything we want as long as it’s bad enough.”

One could argue that if it was disclosed publicly that George H. W. Bush was a child rapist while he was in office, or even not in office, that it would seriously damage the reputation of the United States to the point that the disclosure would also damage National Security.  The President might have more trouble negotiating a missile treaty, or an unfriendly nation might choose a period of political turmoil in the United States as a good time to make military maneuvers that are hostile to America or her allies, under the theory that the U.S. Congress the public would be less likely to support the pedophile President.  Those would be some “serious repercussions in political and diplomatic circles and would be detrimental to the accomplishment of its (CIA) mission.”

The Supreme Court created the concept of “executive privilege” on July 24, 1974 in United States vs. Nixon (although the Court said the privilege was limited and made Nixon turn over his tapes anyway.)   Ford took that limited power and claimed it as absolute one on September 16, 1975 in “Document 9.” a memo which described “Materials to be Supplied” to the Pike Committee investigating CIA abuses in MK Ultra and other programs.

In addition to withholding information that could damage “sources and methods,” as can be withheld under the National Security Act of 1947, Ford’s White House said they would also withhold:

“Other matters, the complete confidentiality of which the President certifies is essential to the effective discharge of Presidential powers, may be withheld.”

Let me refresh the reader’s memory.   President Ford raped at least one MK Ultra sex slave, Cathy O’Brien.  I’m sure it would have been difficult for Ford to “effectively discharge his Presidential powers” if he had disclosed that fact to the Pike Committee which was investigating MK Ultra.

Dick Cheney raped Cathy O’Brien as well.   In 1975, during the Church and Pike Committee hearings, Cheney was Deputy Assistant to the President and later Chief of Staff.  Cheney pushed back against the Pike Committee’s requests for information, as described in National Security Archives:

In this note (DOCUMENT 5) Deputy Assistant to the President, Dick Cheney updates President Ford on the Executive Branch’s response to Pike’s “unilateral” declassification of a document that contained “four words referring to communications security.” Cheney explains that the Executive Branch will decline to provide further classified documents until the Pike Committee “satisfactorily altered its position concerning declassification.”

Dick Cheney has made good use of “executive privilege” over the years.  (Enron, Valerie Plame, Energy Task Force).

The system for coverups is simple and effective.  The Attorney General or President pull any information they want off the table for reasons of National Security or Executive Privilege.  The prosecutors are left to make a case with what evidence they have left.

Case in point:

 

VII A.  ROBERT SWAN MUELLER III

I consider myself a fair judge of character, and Mueller doesn’t seem like the type of person to engage in or condone the type of criminal activity at issue in this article.  That’s putting it mildly.  I think he hates it.  I think his square jaw and curt replies (yes, no, I’m not going to get into that) are evidence of being disgusted by his job.   It’s like he’s clenched his teeth most his life.  That said, let’s take a look a his track record.

 

VII A 1.  JEFFREY EPSTEIN

Robert Mueller became Director of the FBI July 5, 2001.  The Palm Beach police department fielded a tip about Epstein in November 2004, then began an investigation March 2005.  Somewhere along the way Epstein was tipped off about the investigation and removed all had all the computers with records of his entire organization moved to another location.  Detective Joseph Recarey complained about how Palm Beach didn’t confiscate the computers at the other location, and died under questionable circumstances.

The FBI began an investigation of Epstein July 2006.  If you look through their heavily redacted files, you can still tell that they were making good progress on their investigation before they dropped it cold.  September 8, 2008, File 6, Page 21:  “Epstein has also provided information to the FBI as agreed upon.”   The government needs to make the details of this “agreement” public.  Robert Mueller probably had to sign it. 

This document may provide insight as to how this National Security/Executive Privilege/Don’tEmbarrassThePresident Obstruction of Justice method actually works.  We all know by now that President Clinton was involved with Epstein, as was President Trump.

 

VII A 2.  DAVID ASIMOV

Odds are you haven’t heard of David Asimov, but he’s another one who got a “Sweetheart Deal.”   This was back in March 1998, when Mueller was U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of California.  The case was in Sonoma County, California, the same county as “Bohemian Grove.”

San Fransisco Gate:

“The whole house was full of VCRs, commercial tapes, homemade tapes and sophisticated equipment for taping and duplicating,” he said.

Police have seized 3,000 to 4,000 tapes and video cassettes and hundreds of computer discs, and “a good portion of it is pornography, and most of that is child pornography,” Medvigy alleged.

From Kris Millegan:  

David Asimov, of Living Oak Court, Bennett Ridge, Santa Rosa, the son of the late science fiction writer Isaac Asimov, was sentenced on March 28, 2001 to six months’ home detention with electronic monitoring and three years federal probation for possessing child pornography…

Asimov had 14 video machines arranged for high-speed editing and copying, and possessed cases of blank tapes. In addition to the videotapes and computer disks recovered, police reportedly found video cameras, several VCRs, and a costly table-top scanner to create computer images. “He had a whole lot of editing and mass production capabilities,” Santa Rosa Police officer Zamudio said.

The identity of the child whom Asimov alleged exploited was never revealed to the public. Parents and associates of the child never came forward. Was there a secret settlement in the style of Michael Jackson? Was any effort at all made to identify the children in the tapes? In Europe, parents who are looking for their missing children or for evidence of child abuse are allowed to view pictures of faces of children depicted in porno tapes which are seized by the police…

In fact, a few days later, Judge Frank Passalacqua released Asimov after having been told no local victims were identified in the porn seized from Asimov’s home. Thus, within only a few days of his arrest, Asimov was released, because the police happened to know no local victims were involved. How could they have known so fast?

The Sonoma County District Attorney J. Michael Mullins covered up the case, let the public believe the feds would prosecute it more thoroughly, and then passed the cover up to U.S. Attorney Mueller…

In the summer of 1999, U.S. Attorney Mueller engaged in plea deal with Asimov, by dropping two counts.

Again, I don’t think Robert Mueller condones things like this.  Asimov’s operation was huge.  The question is, why would they give him 6 months house detention and block the evidence from the public?  The real problem here is not so much the lenient sentence, which is bad enough, but the way the government refused to follow up on the evidence they had gathered to expose the entire operation.  It’s a pattern they repeat over and over, and it suggests government involvement in the actual creation of these videos.  Cathy O’Brien said she was repeatedly tortured and filmed at government facilities.  Evidence was suppressed in Michael Aquino’s child abuse involving government facilities.  Ted Gunderson, respected former FBI agent turned private investigator, said “the finders” were working for the government, and that investigation was shut down cold as well.

Cathy O’Brien also said she was filmed for blackmail purposes at Bohemian Grove, the same Sonoma County that David Asimov was manufacturing child pornography for distribution.  I think there’s a good chance that some of the films Asimov duplicated were made at nearby Bohemian Grove.

 

VII A 3.  MICHAEL JACKSON

From FBI Filesfile 4 pages 8-9:    

On 11/8/2003, the Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Department executed a search warrant at Michael Jackson’s Neverland Ranch in Santa Ynez, California….  The search was for evidence in support of child molestation allegations against Jackson.

The FBI was only assisting in this investigation at the request of the Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s office.  One of the things the Sheriff’s office asked the FBI to do was tell them what was on some DVDs they confiscated at Neverland, because they were encrypted with some type of proprietary software and they could not read them.  File 2, Page 37, March 29, 2004:  

FBIMJFile2Page37.jpg

There is no evidence in the FBI files of any followup from the FBI back to the Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Department on what was on these DVDs.   The state of California went to trial against Michael Jackson in 2005 without the benefit of this evidence.   Jackson was acquitted.  3 boys testified in Jackson’s defense:  MaCaulay Culkin, Wade Robson, and James Safechuck.   All 3 later changed their stories.  MaCaulay Culkin said he was introduced to Michael Jackson by Donald Trump, which contradicted the testimony he gave in court.  In the HBO Documentary Leaving Neverland, Wade Robson and James Safechuck said they were pressured to lie

The issue here, again, is why this information was apparently withheld from the Santa Barbara Sheriff’s office.  Did someone stamp “NATIONAL SECURITY” on some more child porn?   Sure looks like it.   I hate to pick on Mueller but he was FBI Director at the time.

 

VII A 4.  BCCI

Of course their are other pressing “national security” issues besides child porn and child rape.  You have links of the United States to drug trafficking and terrorism, including quite likely Osama bin Laden, where the bank of choice was Bank of Credit and Commerce International.

In 1991 when BCCI was being investigated Robert Mueller was “head of the Justice Department’s criminal division.”  You can read some of Mueller’s comments on BCCI, which he investigated, in this Newsweek link.

 

VII A 5.  9/11

The involvement of individuals in the United States government in the 9/11 conspiracy has been covered up, and once again Robert Mueller was Director of the FBI during the coverup.

Spoiler alert:  George H. W. Bush and Prince Bandar bin Sultan are two of the main architects of 9/11, with heavy involvement from Israel and an unknown level of support from Britain and Russia.  History will prove me right on that, I just don’t know when.  Throw that statement in the “conspiracy theory” bin for now.

Robert Mueller is mentioned prominently in a lawsuit against Saudi Arabia over 9/11.

…former FBI investigators say their old boss didn’t feel the same concern when they uncovered multiple, systemic efforts by the Saudi government to assist the hijackers in the lead-up to the 9/11 attacks..

9/11 victims agree. “He was the master when it came to covering up the kingdom’s role in 9/11,” said survivor Sharon Premoli, who was pulled from the rubble of the World Trade Center 18 years ago.

“In October of 2001, Mueller shut down the government’s investigation after only three weeks, and then took part in the Bush [administration’s] campaign to block, obfuscate and generally stop anything about Saudi Arabia from being released,” added Premoli, now a plaintiff in the 9/11 lawsuit against Saudi Arabia.

I hate to say it, and I know it hurts, but 9/11 is the kind of thing that happens when you cover up things like BCCI.  Oh, and maybe some foreign intelligence services had some tapes of Bush raping children.

 

VII A 6.  “TRUMP/RUSSIA”

From “Mueller Report:”

“Although the investigation established that the Russian government perceived it would benefit from a Trump presidency and worked to secure that outcome, and that the Campaign expected it would benefit electorally from information stolen and released through Russian efforts, the investigation did not establish that members of the Trump Campaign conspired or coordinated with the Russian government in its election interference activities.”

Lavrov Trump

Come on man.  Just come on.  Somewhere there is a big file marked TRUMP/RUSSIA COLLUSION with “National Security” or “Executive Privilege” stamped on it.   That’s how it works.  We live in an era where Seth Abramson does a better job than the best and brightest in the DOJ with subpoena power.

 

VII A 7.   ENOUGH

Let me write a Hollywood ending to all this.  In researching this article, I’ve seen how the government pyschiatrists in “MK Ultra” sought to get to the truth out of people with THC, LSD, Mescaline, scopalimine, electrical shock, sleep deprivation, radio waves, hypnosis, other tortures and a bunch of other stuff.

This is all we need.  One bottle of Bourbon, two glasses, and an offer of limited immunity to Robert Mueller to answer all questions in an open hearing before Congress under Oath truthfully on the subject:  “Method and Knowledge of coverup of American politicians involved with child rape, murder, terrorism, etc.”   Schiff could get it out of him, as long as they both ingest 4-6 fluid ounces first (my calculation).  Fill the room with surviving victims and families of victims who have died in 9/11 and MK Ultra.  Bright lights.  I bet Mueller would go from “yes, no, I’m not going to get into that” to talking for days.

The Executive Branch of the United States is used as a front to commit heinous crimes because that branch can Obstruct investigations while appearing to investigate.  Criminals use the tool of partial, limited investigations.  Further, most of the people who make it into the White House are already heavily compromised by their crimes, and  foreign governments have that information.  The system of using the Executive Branch to shelter crime is not in the “National Security” interests of the United States.

The man who gave the great speech The Evolving Organized Crime Threat knows how this system works as well as anyone in the world.  (Barr does too.)  My question for Mueller:  do you want your name associated with the coverups of these crimes forever, or do you want to clear the air?

Bourbon

 

 

VIII.  BLACKMAIL ROOMS AT BOHEMIAN GROVE

As promised in the introduction.  This account comes from Cathy O’Brien.

Pages 169-171. 

Among these internationally scandalous tapes are numerous videos covertly produced at the supposedly secure political sex playground in northern California, Bohemian Grove.  According to Houston, Dante’s high tech undetectable cameras used fiber optics, and fish eye lens were in each of the club’s numerous sexual perversion theme rooms.  My knowledge of these cameras was due to the strategically compromising positions of the political perpetrators I was prostituted to in the various kinky theme rooms. 

I was programmed and equipped to function in all rooms at Bohemian Grove in order to compromise specific government targets according to their personal perversions…

The only room where business discussions were permitted was the small, dark lounge affectionately and appropriately referred to as the Underground.  (Footnote:  The wooden sign was carved to read:  U.N.DERGROUND).  

Sex slaves were not routinely permitted in the Underground for security reasons, leaving the lounge’s small stage as the only source of “entertainment.”  This entertainment ranged from would-be talents such as Lee Atwater, Bill Clinton, and George Bush to CIA Operative entertainers such as BoxCar Willie and Lee Greenwood.  On one occasion I was instructed to meet with former President Gerald Ford in the Underground where Lee Atwater was picking and singing.  As I walked through the smoke filled room to Ford’s table, Atwater interrupted his song to cryptically acknowledge my unwelcome presence by singing choruses of “Over the Rainbow” and Byrd’s song for me “Country Roads” while emphasizing the lines of “Almost heaven, West Virginia.” …

The club offered a “Necrophilia” them room to its members.  I was so heavily drugged and programmed when used in the “necrophilia” room, that the threat of actually “slipping through death’s door” and being sacrificed “before I knew it” did not affect me.  My whole existence was balanced precariously on the edge of death as a matter of routine anyway.  My robotic state did not permit me the “luxury” of self-preservation, and I could only do exactly what I was told to do.  My necrophilia room experience was only for the purpose of providing Dante a compromising film of a targeted member anyway. 

Other perversion theme rooms at the Bohemian Club included what I heard Ford refer to as the “Dark Room.”  When he not so cleverly said, “Let’s go to the Dark Room and see what develops,” I understood from experience that he was interested in indulging in his perverse obsession for pornography.  In the Dark Room, members had sex with the same mind controlled slave they were viewing in porn on a big screen television.  

There was a triangularly glass display centered in a main through where I was locked in with various trained animals, including snakes.  Members walking by watched elicit sex acts of bestiality, women with women, mother with daughters, kids with kids, or any other unlimited perverse visual display.  

I was once brutally assaulted by Dick Cheney in the Leather Room, which was designed like a dark, black leather-lined rain berth.  As I crawled through the leather flaps covering the narrow entrance, I heard Cheney play on the word “berth/birth” as the soft blackness engulfed engulfed me.  With the small opening covered, the blinding darkness enhanced the sense of touch and provided an option of anonymity.  Cheney jokingly claimed that I “blew his cover” when I recognized his all-too familiar voice and abnormally large penis size.  

There was a room of shackles and tortures, black lights and strobes, and opium den, ritualistic sex altars, a chapel, group orgy rooms including poster beds, water beds, and “kitten” houses.  I was used as a “rag doll” in the “toy store,” and as a urinal in the “golden arches” room. 

 

Now you know why I put that last.

END

 

 

Wag the Dog, Russian-style. The story of 9/11 part one.

Felix Sater and Russia played a role in the selection of targets for U.S. military strikes in Afghanistan in 1998.  These strikes had the effect of strengthening the standing of Osama bin Laden in Afghanistan in a time when he was a hunted man by American special forces and the Taliban was under pressure by Saudi Arabian intelligence to expel or turn over bin Laden.

All public evidence points to a disturbing pattern whereby individuals in the United States coordinated with foreign intelligence and terrorist organizations to achieve the goal of later invading the Middle East after 9/11.

That’s a serious charge to make, one I don’t take lightly.  Although I am no expert, I have researched enough evidence and learned opinions of others to be comfortable making that statement.  Proving it is another thing.  The only method I know of is history, documentation, and analysis. 

My style is to go chronologically and explain as I go.  Hindsight is 20/20.  You’re going to see how events you didn’t think could possibly be related, like how the Monica Lewinsky scandal and the terrorism of al-Qaeda, seem to be very much coordinated events. 

Before I get into the timeline of Clinton’s Presidency, there are two points I want to establish.  The first, the involvement of the United States with the Mujahideen, later renamed al-Qaeda by Osama bin Laden, predates the Clinton Presidency.   Second, the Clintons were assets owned by the George Bush wing of the CIA.  

Let me use an analogy.   When you hear of Brown and Root, you think that they are a subsidiary of Halliburton, run formerly by Dick Cheney.  When you hear of the Clintons, you should think of them as a subsidiary of the old Bush wing of the CIA, which according to Michael Hayden, is now a very different agency. 

If you’re like me, you grew up with a general feeling of confusion about the whole Whitewater scandal that somehow ended in an Impeachment over a blowjob.  There wasn’t an internet to speak of.  You got your information from the 6 o’clock news or the local newspaper.  I was a Republican at the time.  I didn’t like Bill Clinton. 

I didn’t really understand Whitewater and didn’t care to.  My perception was that it was about financial malfeasance, which all politicians were guilty of to one extent or another.  Good luck with bringing down a President with something like that.  It would be covered up.   An endless investigation commenced that I would occasionally hear something about.   Who cared.  Go to work;  go to school.  By the time the Monica Lewinsky scandal broke, I’m thinking, Clinton’s done a pretty good job managing the economy and balancing the budget.  Bill Clinton should not have done what he did, but it’s not something you Impeach the President over.  These Republicans are being petty and vindictive because he’s popular and the economy’s good.  Maybe the Democrats aren’t so bad after all.  Then 9/11 happened, followed by the Iraq War, and that whole mess was left in the rear view mirror.

Then the internet happened.  “The truth is out there.”  (Cue the UFO music).  We’ve got more access to intelligence at our fingertips than any government intelligence analyst ever dreamed of in the era where everything was compartmentalized and on paper.  I’m going to show you what “Wag the Dog” looks like from publicly-available sources in 2019.  It’s bad.  It’s Treason of the highest order.

There’s nothing special about my reporting.  I just took the time to do it.  The story came out in bits and pieces from multiple sources from the right and the left over many years.  If there is one thing I’m doing different than most, it’s simply combining the narratives from the left and the right.  If you get involved in these political shouting matches, you’ll only see half the problem, and never figure it all out. 

I doubt I’m the only one who gets it.  I’d wager that there are thousands of journalists and IC folks who know everything I’m about to write and much more.  They are held back by the threats of lawyers and lawsuits in the press rooms, by their own partisanship, by “national security” issues in the intelligence community, and quite frankly, by fear of assassination for them all.  So while you may be tempted to dismiss this as “conspiracy theory” on some blog, just remember, that’s the only way you’ll get the truth in the United States on some topics in our current environment.

Conspiracy theory is no different to me than economic theory, or scientific theory, or whatever theory.  Facts and reason show the truth.  My first tenet of conspiracy theory is that the government doesn’t do a good job of investigating the government.  The second is that if you want something done you have to do it yourself.

With the intro out of the way, let’s start the timeline with CIA cocaine and Arkansas.

        

February 12-18, 1992.  Article in print magazine These Times, by Deborah Robinson, on the cocaine trafficking in Arkansas. 

The following are excerpts of a summary of that article.

An independent group of researchers in Arkansas are charging that Governor Bill Clinton is covering up an airport used by the CIA and major cocaine smugglers in a remote corner of the Ozark mountains. According to Deborah Robinson of In These Times, the Inter mountain Regional Airport in Mena, Arkansas continues to be the hub of operations for people like assassinated cocaine kingpin Barry Seal as well as government intelligence operations linked to arms and drug smuggling…

A federal Grand Jury looking into activities at the Mena airport refused to hand down any indictments after drug running charges were made public.Deborah Robinson says that Clinton had “ignored the situation” until he began his presidential campaign.” Clinton then said he would provide money for a state run investigation of the Mena airport. But according to Robinson, the promise of an investigation was never followed up by Clinton’s staff. In fact, a local Arkansas state prosecutor blasted Clinton’s promise of an investigation, comparing it to “spitting on a forest fire.”

 

 

February 1992.  Whitewater is heating up.

From PBS

A Clinton Campaign Whitewater team is assembled to address reporter’s inquiries. A copy of the Rose Law Firm billing records for Madison Guaranty are printed from the Rose computer. The underlying computer record vanishes. Webb Hubbell and Vince Foster review the billing records. Mrs. Clinton believes she also looked at them at that time. 

 

March 8, 1992.   First article on Whitewater appears in the New York Times.

From the New York Times:

The complicated relationship between Mr. McDougal and the Clintons came to light in an investigation by The New York Times of the Clintons’ tax records and business relationships. It raises questions of whether a governor should be involved in a business deal with the owner of a business regulated by the state and whether, having done so, the governor’s wife through her law firm should be receiving legal fees for work done for the business.

 

March 23, 1992.   A national newspaper reports more of Bill Clinton’s ties to cocaine: 

Los Angeles Times: 

Bill Clinton front-runner for the Democratic presidential nomination, personally lobbied to award a multimillion-dollar state bond contract that benefited a wealthy political backer Dan R. Lasater publicly known to be the target of a cocaine investigation, according to Democratic state officials and confidential FBI documents obtained by The Times. 

 

 

December 1992.  The BCCI Affair, A Report to the Committee on Foreign Relations United States Senate by Senator John Kerry and Senator Hank Brown December 1992 is finalized.   

BCCI was an international clearinghouse for drugs, arms, and terrorism.  BCCI was a big scandal that resulted in a huge investigation that was obstructed by the CIA.  

From The BCCI Affair, A Report to the Committee on Foreign Relations United States Senate, by Senator John Kerry and Senator Hank Brown, December 1992.

Outside the documentary record provided to the Subcommittee by the CIA, there is additional material, consisting of BCCI documents, testimony from BCCI officials and insiders, and extrinsic, circumstantial and historic information describing other substantial contacts between BCCI and the intelligence community. These include contacts between BCCI and:

  • ** former U.S. intelligence officials, including a former head of the CIA;
  • ** former and current foreign intelligence officials; and
  • ** individuals engaged in covert operations on behalf of the United States government, including in the Iran/Contra affair.

In addition, the Subcommittee has received allegations of meetings between former CIA director William Casey and BCCI’s head, Agha Hasan Abedi.

CIA officials have told the Subcommittee that the CIA as an institution has rules requiring the creation of written records on every activity engaged in by the Agency, and on all significant information reported to the Agency. In the summer of 1991, the CIA engaged in what its officials described as a “dumb” or “brute force” review of its documents, essentially reviewing all possible files for information on BCCI, rather than relying on knowledgeable individuals to select such information. The review located a substantial amount of material generated by the CIA throughout the 1980’s, which was produced in July and August, 1991 for CIA internal reviews, in September and October for the Congressional intelligence oversight committees, and beginning in March, 1992, to the Subcommittee. Unfortunately, there remains a wide disparity between the CIA’s official account of critical relationships between BCCI and persons associated with the CIA, and the information available from other sources, including BCCI’s own records.

 

 

January 20, 1993.  Bill Clinton is inaugurated as the 42nd President of the United States.

Clinton's first Inauguration..jpg

 

 

February 26, 1993.  World Trade Center bombing.

Of course, 9/11 wasn’t the first time that al-Qaeda tried to knock down a World Trade Center building.  The FBI’s investigation into the person suspected of masterminding the attack was mired by controversy when an FBI chemist and lawyer testified that he was told to ignore any evidence that did not fit the government’s case. 

From Wikipedia:

The 1993 World Trade Center bombing was a terrorist attack on the World Trade Center, carried out on February 26, 1993, when a truck bomb detonated below the North Tower of the World Trade Center in New York City. The 1,336 lb (606 kg) urea nitrate–hydrogen gas enhanced device was intended to send the North Tower (Tower 1) crashing into the South Tower (Tower 2), bringing both towers down and killing thousands of people.  It failed to do so but killed six people and injured over a thousand.

From the Washington Post:  

Frederic Whitehurst, a chemist and lawyer who worked in the FBI’s crime lab, testified that he was told by his superiors to ignore findings that did not support the prosecution’s theory of the bombing.

“There was a great deal of pressure put upon me to bias my interpretation,” Whitehurst said in U.S. District Court in New York in 1995…  

After the Justice Department’s inspector general began a review of Whitehurst’s claims, Attorney General Janet Reno and FBI Director Louis J. Freeh decided to launch a task force to dig through thousands of cases involving discredited agents, to ensure that “no defendant’s right to a fair trial was jeopardized,” as one FBI official promised at a congressional hearing.

The task force took nine years to complete its work and never publicly released its findings. Not the results of its case reviews of suspect lab work. Not the names of the defendants who were convicted as a result. And not the nature or scope of the forensic problems it found.

 

April 1993.  Gore-Chernomyrdin Commission established.  

Gore Chernomyrdin

From a U.S. House of Representatives report:

In April 1993, during his first meeting with President Yeltsin, President Clinton effectively delegated the management of U.S.-Russian relations to Vice President Gore. The charter of the U.S.-Russia Commission on Economic and Technical Cooperation, co-chaired by Gore and Russian Prime Minister Viktor Chernomyrdin, was eventually expanded to include the full range of U.S.-Russia relations.

The U.S. side of this Commission was compromised of three people, which were referred to as a “troika” in the referenced House report.  The three people were Al Gore, Strobe Talbott (State Department), and Harvard economist Lawrence Summers (Treasury Department).  The report describes “A close personal association with a few Russian officials, even after they became corrupt, instead of a consistent and principled approach to policy that transcended personalities.”

 

 

April 13, 1993.  Alleged assassination attempt on George H. W. Bush.   

From Wikipedia:

On the night of 13 April 1993, a day before George H. W. Bush was scheduled to visit Kuwait City to commemorate the international coalition victory against Iraq in the Persian Gulf War, Kuwaiti authorities arrested 17 persons suspected in the plot to kill Bush using explosives hidden in a Toyota Landcruiser.  Clinton was convinced the attack was masterminded by the Iraqi Intelligence Service by three compelling pieces of evidence. 

First, the suspects in the plot made detailed confessions to FBI agents in Kuwait, largely verifying that the Iraqi Intelligence Service was behind the attack

Second, FBI and CIA bomb experts linked the captured car bombs to the same explosives made in Iraq, including a 175-pound car bomb found in Kuwait City on 14 April.

Third, intelligence reports confirmed that Saddam had been plotting to assassinate the former President for some time.

Seymour Hersh published a long article that took issue with all the evidence the FBI used to claim that Iraqi intelligence was behind the assassination attempt on George H. W. Bush.  It will cost you $12 to register and read it all, but it’s worth it.  I transcribed some paragraphs.

A Case Not Closed, New Yorker, print edition, November 1, 1993 (starting Page 80):

The case against was, and remains, circumstantial.  Nevertheless, on June 24th the F.B.I.’s intelligence report was accepted at face value by the President and his senior aides, and some of those aides told me that the mere existence of the report and the expectation that it would be leaked to the press were what drove the President to act…   

These aides told everyone in Washington who would listen that bombing Baghdad would improve Clinton’s political standing at home and his diplomatic standing in the Middle East.  Among those officials making such arguments were two key members of the White House staff- Samuel R. (Sandy) Berger, the deputy assistant to the President for national-security affairs, and Martin Indyk, senior director of the National Security Counsel Division of Near East and South Asian affairs.  Both men were privately asserting by early May— long before the deliver of the official F.B.I report— that the intelligence implicating Iraq in the assassination attempt was overwhelming;  both men remained strong advocates for the use of force. 

I’ll note here that although the primary topic of this article is Russia’s involvement in the target selection in Afghanistan and Sudan, there is also plenty of Espionage from Israel and China during the tenure of Bill Clinton as President.  Sandy Berger’s relationship with China was strongly criticized by Nancy Pelosi.  There was a scandal where China stole nuclear secrets from the Los Alamos laboratory and Sandy Berger failed to act appropriately.

Seymour Hersh described the relationship of Martin Indyk to Israel.

Before joining the White House, Indyk had served as executive director of the institute (Washington Institute for Near East Policy), which was established in 1985, with financial backing from the American Israel Public Affairs Committee.  This organization is considered the strongest pro-Israel lobby in Washington. 

Seymour went on to report that Shiekh Said Nasir al-Sabah, Minister of Information of Kuwait, was the official in Kuwait who briefed the press on the alleged assassination attempt against George H. W. Bush, and that his daughter, Nayirah al-Ṣabaḥ, was the one who in 1990 testified before Congress about Iraqi soldiers throwing babies out of incubators in Kuwait, enraging the American public and increasing support for the first Gulf War.  Her testimony turned out to be false.

Nayirah al-Sabah

Aside:  This all fits a larger pattern of a strategy to invade Iraq and other nations in the Middle East by manufacturing evidence and false-flag terrorism, like the infamous “WMD” lie after 9/11.  There’s a lot of that type thing when you look at history closely.  Osama bin Laden was a necessary “boogeyman” to achieve the goals of the West and Israel, in my opinion.  That’s why Traitors in the U.S. government supported bin Laden in 1998.  It’s why they helped him escape Afghanistan in 2001 after 9/11- they needed the boogeyman alive to keep the fear in the American public to later invade Iraq, again.  It’s also why the only way the IC would allow Obama to bring Osama bin Laden to justice was via his death, because bin Laden would have exposed the role of the U.S. and other nations in the 9/11 operation.

I know the above is “theory,” but note that in 2019 we are slowly but surely moving out of the “conspiracy theory” tone surrounding the U.S. role in  9/11 to calls for investigation with the recently released draft report of the Architects and Engineers for 9/11 Truth, which proves beyond a reasonable doubt, in my opinion, that WTC building #7 was demolished with explosives.  You’ll have to subscribe to download the report, but there’s plenty of information on AE’s website.

Continuing with the review of Hersh’s report on the 1993 alleged assassination attempt on George H. W. Bush, Hersh wrote of a CIA report that was in direct conflict with the FBI report that Clinton used as basis to bomb Iraq.

Two weeks later, what amounted to open warfare broke out among various factions in the government on the issue of who had done what in Kuwait.  Someone gave a Boston Globe reporter access to a classified C.I.A. study that was highly skeptical of the Kuwaiti claims of an Iraqi assassination attempt.  The study, prepared by the C.I.A.’s Counter Terrorism Center, suggested that Kuwait might have “cooked the books” on the alleged plot in an effort to play up the “continuing Iraqi threat” to Western interests in the Persian Gulf. 

The first reason Clinton cited in his decision to bomb Iraq was the “suspects in the plot made detailed confessions to FBI agents in Kuwait.”  Hersh, however, reported that some of the subjects testified that they were severely beaten, were willing to confess to anything, and that they appeared injured in court.  

On July 3, the fourth day of the trial in Kuwait City, Ali Khdair Baddai, who, at seventy-three, was the oldest defendant, testified that he had been severely beaten after his arrest, according to the German news agency D.P.A…

Asked by the judge why he had confessed to the smuggling, he said,  “Since the police beat me, I told them to write anything and I would sign it.”  Despite his signed guilty plea, he publicly proclaimed his innocence from the witness stand.  In a subsequent interview, Amie told me that Wali al-Ghazali, who has repeatedly told that court and the F.B.I. that he was ordered by Iraqi intelligence to assassinate Bush, showed up on the first day of the trial, in June, with “a fresh scar on his forehead and a blackened nail on this thumb,” and she added, “No one could talk to him.”  Ra’ad al-Assadi, one of the two major defendants in the case (the other being al-Ghazali), told the media after Baddai’s testimony that he, too, had been beaten.  

Questions about the use of torture in Kuwaiti prisons and fair trials in Kuwaiti courts have been raised often since the end of the Gulf War by two of the world’s leading human rights groups- Amnesty International, whose headquarters are in London, and Human Rights Watch, of New York…  

…in interviews, former American diplomatic officials and intelligence officers who had served in the Middle East expressed amusement and amazement at the F.B.I.’s categorical assurances that none of the defendants were tortured.  “Either the investigators were idiots or they were lying,” says James E. Atkins, a former United States Ambassador to Saudi Arabia.  “It boggles the imagination.  There’s no way the Kuwaitis would not have tortured them.  That’s the way the Kuwaiti’s are, as anybody who knows the Kuwaitis or the Middle East will tell you.”

The second reason President Clinton cited in his decision to bomb Iraq over the alleged assassination attempt against George H. W. Bush was “FBI and CIA bomb experts linked the captured car bombs to the same explosives made in Iraq.”  

In April 1997, the Office of Inspector General of the Department of Justice issued a report following an investigation into evidence tampering at the FBI laboratory as described by whistleblower Whitehurst.  It included investigation results into both the 1993 World Trade Center bombing and the alleged 1993 assassination attempt against George H. W. Bush.

The FBI Laboratory: An Investigation into Laboratory Practices
and Alleged Misconduct in Explosives-Related and Other Cases (April,1997)

The OIG first laid out Whitehurst’s allegation.

Whitehurst alleges that he compared the explosive material in the main charge of the Bush device to explosive materials in known Iraqi devices and told Explosives Unit Chief J. Christopher Ronay that the explosives were different. Whitehurst claims that Ronay purposely misinterpreted these results in order to link the explosive material to Iraqi agents. Whitehurst further asserts that very possibly his results were changed to support the retaliatory missile strike by the United States.

Then they said this.

We conclude that the evidence does not support Whitehurst’s claim that Ronay changed or purposely misinterpreted Whitehurst’s results, either in the Laboratory reports or verbally during discussions of those results. Nor does the evidence support Whitehurst’s suggestion that the United States launched the missile strike against the IIS building in Baghdad based on a misinterpretation of Whitehurst’s results.

Then they kinda agreed with Whitehurst, but said it was his fault.

Whitehurst told us that he conducted the comparison suggested by Ronay and found that the binder material from the Southeast Asia explosives readily dissolved in acetone and had a relatively low molecular weight distribution, unlike the binder material in the Bush explosive. Therefore, according to Whitehurst, he informed Ronay that the explosive in the Bush device which he suspected to be Portuguese PE-4A, was very much different from the explosives in the Southeast Asia devices, which he thought were similar to British PE-4A:

“I advised Ronay that at the time of the analysis of [the Southeast Asia] material we had interpreted the data to be consistent except in one aspect with a British product called PE-4A which was very much different from Portuguese PE-4A which was what we suspected the material used in the [Bush] assassination attempt was.”

Whitehurst did not incorporate the results of this comparison in any dictation or written report.

Then they kinda agreed with him again.

Although these Laboratory reports did not misstate Whitehurst’s findings, our review did show that Jordan, in the June 18, 1993, Laboratory report, omitted and rewrote parts of Whitehurst’s June 7, 1993, dictation. Specifically, Jordan omitted a description of the instrumentation used in Whitehurst’s analysis and the results from Whitehurst’s examinations of the detonator leg wires, detonating cord, and end plug. Jordan also reworded Whitehurst’s description of two earlier laboratory cases involving explosive material similar to that in the Bush device. When questioned about these changes to Whitehurst’s dictation, Jordan explained that his June 18, 1993, Laboratory report was not a normal report. Jordan told us that his supervisors at the FBI, including FBI Counter Intelligence Section Chief Neil Gallagher, requested just an opinion from the explosive examiner. Therefore, Jordan suggested that he included only those portions of Whitehurst’s dictation that he had considered in forming his own opinion.

We think that once Jordan decided to include any part of Whitehurst’s dictation, he should have included all of that dictation verbatim. As discussed elsewhere in our Report, the practice within the Explosives Unit of rewriting or editing the dictation of other examiners created an unacceptable risk of misinterpretation.

Then they effectively said, well even though we said we don’t support Whitehurst’s conclusions but kinda agree with some of his claims, it wasn’t just the explosives evidence that Clinton launched the strike over anyway.  They then mentioned the Kuwaiti witnesses who supposedly confessed (which had no bearing on their laboratory investigation).

Whitehurst also suggests that the United States may have launched the missile strike against the IIS Building in Baghdad as a result of his findings being misreported.

Contrary to Whitehurst’s suggestion, the decision to launch the missile strike did not turn on reports that the Bush and Southeast Asia explosives contained PE-4A. The FBI and CIA assembled extensive evidence of Iraqi involvement, including admissions from two key suspects, forensic examinations of relevant explosive devices, and intelligence from various sources. Our investigation showed that reports that the Laboratory had found PE-4A in the Bush matter and Southeast Asia cases were not a significant part of the overall evidence against the Iraqi Government.

Specifically, the evidence presented to the Administration included admissions from the two main suspects, Al-Ghazali and Al-Asadi. Each confessed during interviews with the FBI that they had participated in the plot at the direction of IIS officers.

And while the OIG, investigating evidence tampering at the FBI, had no business breaking down witness testimony in Kuwait, they forgot to mention the reports of torture of the witnesses, which was publicly reported- even including Al-Ghazali, who they referenced as confessing.

In my opinion, between Hersh’s report, the CIA report contradicting the conclusions of the FBI, and the OIG’s double-talk, there is substantial evidence that the FBI deliberately created a false report to President Clinton to justify a missile strike against Iraq in 1993.  This falsification and manipulation of evidence adds a certain amount of weight to the theory of the FBI being involved later in a joint operation with Russia in 1998 to fire missiles against Afghanistan and Sudan in a manner that they believed would strengthen the standing of Osama bin Laden in the Middle East, painting the U.S. as the “bad guys.”

 

 

June 26, 1993.  Clinton orders missile strikes into Iraq in retaliation for the alleged assassination attempt. 

From Wikipedia:

Between 1AM and 2AM local time on 26 June/June 27, 1993, 23 Tomahawk cruise missiles were launched by two US Navy warships into downtown Baghdad. These hit a building which was believed to be the headquarters of the Iraqi Intelligence Service in the Al Mansur district of Baghdad. Iraq claimed that nine civilians were killed in the attack and three civilian houses destroyed.  

 

July 20, 1993.  Murder of Vince Foster.

Robert Fiske, and later Ken Starr, called the death of Vince Foster a suicide, but I call it what it clearly was.  

From the New York Times:

Within hours of the death of Deputy White House Counsel Vince Foster in July 1993, chief White House counsel Bernard Nussbaum removed documents, some of them concerning the Whitewater Development Corporation, from Foster’s office and gave them to Maggie Williams, Chief of Staff to the First Lady. According to the New York Times, Williams placed the documents in a safe in the Clinton residence on the third floor of the White House for five days before turning them over to the Clinton family lawyer.   

From the Washington Post:

At the time Foster killed himself, six months into the Clinton administration, Tripp worked for him occasionally as part of her job as Nussbaum’s executive assistant.  In the days after Foster’s death, Tripp exchanged e-mail messages with co-workers in which they derided the way White House officials were handling materials left behind in Foster’s office, according to testimony and documents.   

From the New York Times:

The United States Park Police report on its inquiry into the death of a top White House lawyer strongly suggests that Bernard W. Nussbaum, counsel to the President, impeded its investigators and offered a dubious account of the discovery of the victim’s brooding note, say Federal law-enforcement officials who have seen the report.

The park police investigators distrusted Mr. Nussbaum’s account of the circumstances surrounding the discovery in Mr. Foster’s briefcase of the note six days after his death, according to the report.

The note, a bitter lament on Washington politics, was found by Stephen R. Neuwirth, another Nussbaum aide. One investigator said he had watched Mr. Nussbaum inspect the briefcase earlier without finding the note.

The report also notes that Mr. Nussbaum, along with Patsy Thomasson, a White House administrative aide and a long-time Clinton associate, and Margaret Williams, Hillary Rodham Clinton’s chief of staff, entered and left the office between 10 P.M. and midnight on the night of Mr. Foster’s death. Mr. Nussbaum said the three entered the office looking for a suicide note, but did not find one and left after 10 minutes…

The note was not turned over to investigators for another 30 hours, White House aides said, so they could discuss it with Mr. Clinton and Lisa Foster, Mr. Foster’s widow.

At that point, the Federal Bureau of Investigation entered the case to determine whether there were any irregularities in the handling of the note. The F.B.I. investigation found no wrongdoing, but its fingerprint analysis uncovered only a partial smudged palm print and no fingerprints on the note.

Some investigators said that the lack of fingerprints seemed to suggest that Mr. Foster wrote the note and then tore into 28 pieces without leaving any prints — a circumstance that is not dealt with conclusively in the report.

This same day, July 20, President Clinton fired FBI Director William Sessions.  He announced Louis Freeh as his choice to succeed him the next day.

 

January 1994.  Attorney General names Robert Fiske Special Counsel to investigate Whitewater.  Fiske says he will investigate Vince Foster as well.

From the Washington Post:

Attorney General Janet Reno names New York lawyer and former U.S. attorney Robert B. Fiske Jr. as special counsel to investigate the Clintons’ involvement in Whitewater. Fiske announces he will also explore a potential link between Foster’s suicide and his intimate knowledge of the developing Whitewater scandal.

 

 

February 21, 1994.   Aldrich Ames arrested.   

From the FBI:

“At the time of his arrest, Ames was a 31-year veteran of the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), who had been spying for the Russians since 1985.”

Following their arrest and guilty pleas, Ames was debriefed by FBI agents, at which time he detailed compromising the identities of CIA and FBI human sources, some of whom were executed by USSR authorities.

From the New York Times:

In 1985, Mr. Ames sold to what was then the Soviet Union the names of every important foreign agent working for the United States within that country. At least 10 of those agents were quickly arrested and executed.

 

 

April 1994.  A Vice President of a bank, working with the CIA, is told that her role in providing information on Russian money laundering was compromised by Aldrich Ames.

Testimony of Karon von Gerhke-Thompson, Vice President, First Columbia Company, Inc.

From April of 1993 through September 1993, I served as an unpaid volunteer assistant on a CIA operation to penetrate what the CIA, FBI, and DOJ knew was a KGB money laundering operation that had tentacles that reached into the Kremlin to Boris Yeltsin…

Russia was in the early phase of its transition from a command economy to a free market economy.  We had a pending appropriation bill before the Senate to provide Russia with $4 Billion in foreign aid to assist them in their transition to a free market economy.  The $1.7 Billion Konanykhine wanted to move out of Russia and the $100rds of Millions of dollars held by individuals raised a “red flag” with me.  No pun intended!

In April of 1994, I was summoned to an urgent meeting by a CIA intelligence officer… He informed me… that I had been compromised by Aldrich Ames on the operation…

The operation was not reported to appropriate congressional oversight committees as a significant failed intelligence operation as mandated under the National Security Act of 1947…  of all the operations involving U.S. intelligence assets who were compromised by Ames, of which I was told there were many, my compromise was the only one that was not reported.

 

 

Summer of 1994:  Linda Tripp transferred from the White House to the Pentagon after criticizing the handling of documents after Vince Foster’s murder.

I’m not sure what to make of Linda Tripp.  She was right, of course, to criticize the handling of Vince Foster’s documents after his death.  When she was transferred from the White House to the Pentagon and given a large raise, it looks like an attempt to shut her up obviously.  The question I have is, did the FBI or someone tell her “we’ll get him later” on his weak spot, women?   Because let’s face it, serious crimes like Treason, murder, and rape are never prosecuted against politicians by the Department of Justice.  So I give Linda Tripp the benefit of the doubt on her motives.  I doubt she knew what was going on with Russia, Felix Sater, and Osama bin Laden, or how the whole “Wag the Dog” operation would go down later.

From the Washington Post:

“During the summer of 1994, the White House instructed the Pentagon to hire Linda R. Tripp into its public affairs office without so much as a job interview, even though the office had no openings at the time.  Tripp arrived at the White House during the Bush administration, working at first as a low-level secretary and eventually as an administrative aide. At the time Foster killed himself, six months into the Clinton administration, Tripp worked for him occasionally as part of her job as Nussbaum’s executive assistant.  In the days after Foster’s death, Tripp exchanged e-mail messages with co-workers in which they derided the way White House officials were handling materials left behind in Foster’s office, according to testimony and documents.   In late June of 1994, two months before she was transferred to the Pentagon — White House employees began receiving requests to testify in Whitewater, including about Foster’s death. Whether Tripp received one of these earliest subpoenas is not clear. 

 

 

July 4, 1994.  FBI Director Louis Freeh gets drunk in Moscow.

From the AP News.  

For decades, FBI agents hunted KGB spies in the United States. The last caught was arrested in February – Aldrich Ames of the CIA, who also spied for the Russian Federation that replaced the Soviet Union.

But there was no public mention of Ames on Monday as Freeh headed a team of officials from the Justice and Treasury departments into the feared yellow building on Lubyanka Square. Its basement once housed a KGB prison, where by U.S. accounts murder was not uncommon.

Their host, Sergei Stepashin, director of the counterintelligence service, one of several successor agencies to KGB and not Ames’ employer, found it ″quite symbolic that the first meeting between the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Federal Counterintelligence Service is here in Lubyanka Square on your Independence Day…″

Honoring the tradition of this kind of Russian evening, Freeh downed something close to 10 shots and one tumbler of vodka in an effort to remain within polite hailing distance of his host, according to participants. Freeh didn’t jog Monday morning.

The Yegorov dinner ended with a momentarily hair-raising incident that suggested that the new U.S.-Russian crime-fighting alliance still has some cultural gaps to close.

As the U.S. guests headed to their motorcade, two high-ranking Yegorov aides, filled with the spirit of celebration and considerable spirits of vodka, emptied their pistols into the air, according to several participants.

As American officials flinched or ducked, the FBI agents who have guarded Freeh on the trip sprung to alert and crept warily back toward the dacha for a few moments before it became clear what had happened.

 

 

August 6 1994.  Robert Fiske is replaced by Kenneth Starr as Independent Counsel.  

From the Los Angeles Times:

The controversial Whitewater criminal investigation took a surprising turn Friday when a three-judge panel replaced special counsel Robert B. Fiske Jr. with Kenneth W. Starr, solicitor general under former President George Bush.

 

September 29, 1994.  Miguel Rodriguez, Associate Independent Counsel, meets with Kenneth Starr, Brett Kavanaugh, and others to express his concern over the conclusions Robert Fiske was drawing on Vince Foster.   

Rodriguez documents this meeting to “file” in a memo.  The memo became public in 2009.

From FBI cover-up:

(1) why would VF “surrepticiously” get an unidentified gun (and where could he get two bullets only) to commit an “obvious” act of suicide when VF had his own weapon at his bedside, and (2) whose weapon did VF possess in his hand upon his death?…

I stated that the FBI refused to provide me with a scale map and a map indicating all maintenance roads. I pointed out that I walked a maintenance road from the second cannon area (where VF’s corpse was found) and that there was at least one additional supposedly pedestrian only entrance to the park (this second entrance is closer to the second cannon than the main entrance). The second entrance has a parking area. There is no evidence that this second entrance and parking area was secured or investigated at the time VF’s corpse was processed by USPP.  Fiske counsel has not investigated any aspects of this; second entrance and it is not indicated in any FBI reports or reports. It appears Congress did not know of the second entrance and second parking area. Since VF’s death it appears a fence has been erected at this second entrance and the area between the second cannon and the maintenance road has been altered…

Also, as part of our general discussion, I pointed out that — although taken — no 35mm photos were successfully developed and although there were at least five photographers, only 18 polaroid photos were provided by USPP to OIC. 11 The USPP provided orc 18 “polaroid copies” of 18 polaroid photos and no 35mm photos of the death scene. The original polaroids were also provided. Both the original polaroids and the polaroid copies are of poor quality, depicting poor color and blurred, bleached objects. Obviously, the polaroid copies are even more distorted…

The USPP, the FBI and Fiske counsel did not attempt to investigate the metallic colored car or its occupant. W2’s (Patrick Knowlton) recollection of the occupant asa person watching him as he was next to VF’s car is not recounted in the Fiske report. Further, Fiske counsel did not address this witness’ account of the metallic car in its public report.

And there’s plenty more evidence that Starr’s investigation was a complete fabrication with regards to Vince Foster.  The letter is 30 Pages of detailed evidence and reasoning from a US attorney that Starr’s team covered up the murder of Vince Foster.

 

 

January 17, 1995. Miguel Rodriguez resigns.

Here is his resignation letter. 

This letter also wasn’t released until 2009.  He basically said he resigned as Associate Independent Counsel because his professional efforts to investigate Foster’s death were obstructed.   

 

 

April 17, 1995.  Letter from Editor of Forbes to the White House shows the motives for Vince Foster’s murder.

Now if you want a “smoking gun” that Foster’s death wasn’t a suicide, it wasn’t the drop gun planted on Foster (as suspected by Miguel Rodriguez), it was a letter from a Forbes editor to the White House.  

Letter from Editor at Forbes Magazine to White House Press Secretary:

“James R. Norman, Senior Editor at Forbes Magazine, sent the following letter to Michael D. McCurry, Press Secretary at the White house: 

“Dear Mr. McCurry:  “Forbes Magazine is preparing an article for immediate publication. We would like to offer the White House an opportunity to comment on the following assertions.”

1.) That Vincent W. Foster, while White House Deputy Counsel, maintained a Swiss bank account.

2.) That funds were paid into that account by a foreign government, specifically the State of Israel. 

3.) That shortly before his death and coincident with the onset of severe and acute depression, Vincent Foster learned he was under investigation by the CIA for espionage.    

4.) That this information was made available to him by Hillary Rodham Clinton.   

5.) That while he was White House Deputy Counsel and for many years prior, Vincent Foster had been a behind-the- scenes control person on behalf of the National Security Agency for Systematics, a bank data processing company integrally involved in a highly secret intelligence effort to monitor world bank transactions.  

6.) That Systematics was also involved in ‘laundering’ funds from covert operations, including drug and arms sales related to activities in and around Mena, Ark.  

7.) That through Systematics’ relationship with E-Systems, Vincent Foster may have had access to highly sensitive code, encryption and data security information of strategic importance.   

8.) That both prior to and after his death, documents relating to Systematics were removed from Vincent Foster’s office in the White House.  

9.) That the meeting at the Cardozo (Landau) estate on the eastern shore of Maryland on the weekend before Vincent Foster’s death was attended by, among others, George Stephanopolous.  

10.) That Hillary Rodham Clinton was also a beneficiary of funds from Foster’s Swiss account.  

“Thank you very much for your prompt attention to this matter. Please fax your written response before end-of-business Tuesday, April 18, to Forbes at 212-620-2417. If you have questions, please call me at 212-620-2215.”  

“Respectfully yours,   “James R. Norman, Senior Editor”.

The Clinton/Bush drug running operation in Arkansas has been thoroughly documented.  I took a look at it here trying to support Linda Ives in her effort to get some records released that may shed light on her son’s murder.  The letter from the Forbes editor suggests to me that Vince Foster had evidence that could establish a link between the Clintons and the drug trafficking operation, not to mention the implications for Bush and the CIA.

Quickly on Systematics from conservapedia:

Hillary Clinton was the intellectual property lawyer for Systematics.  Part of this “intellectual property” would involve a banking transaction software system based on the stolen PROMIS software. A federal bankruptcy court had ruled in 1987 that the US Justice Dept. ‘stole’ the PROMIS software from small company called Inslaw Inc when the DOJ refused to pay Inslaw for it. US intelligence took the PROMIS software and added a hidden “backdoor” for monitoring banking transactions and money laundering. Systematics was the marketing firm the National Security Agency (NSA) was using to get the PROMIS software with the hidden backdoor into the hands of banks worldwide. The intellectual property that Hillary handled and that Systematics was marketing had been stolen from Inslaw.

Malware is a thing we are all familiar with today, but back in the 80s to early 90s, it was still somewhat cutting edge, I suppose.  The application of PROMIS was to monitor most all financial transactions in the world.  It could have and should have been used to track the shorting of airlines and insurance companies prior to 9/11.  There were plenty of Westerners aware of the 9/11 plot who made money from trades beforehand and left a digital record which has been suppressed to this day.

From the Washington Times:

The head of a computer firm wants the independent commission named to investigate September 11 intelligence failures to review accusations that his software-tracking program, which he says the Justice Department stole, was diverted to Osama bin Laden.
William H. Hamilton, president of Inslaw Inc., said the commission headed by former New Jersey Gov. David H. Kean should focus on the validity of published reports saying bin Laden penetrated classified computer files before the attacks to evade detection and monitor the activities of U.S. law enforcement and intelligence agencies.
The 10-member Commission on Terrorist Attacks will have the authority to subpoena witnesses and documents in an effort to determine whether intelligence lapses by the FBI, CIA and other agencies contributed to the deadly success of the September 11 attacks.

“Bin Laden reportedly bought the U.S. intelligence community’s version of the Promis database software on the Russian black market, after former FBI Agent Robert P. Hanssen had stolen it for the Russians, and used Promis in computer-based espionage against the United States,” Mr. Hamilton said in a two-page fact sheet.
“The national commission may wish to examine whether the Justice Department’s misappropriation of Promis was, at a minimum, linked indirectly to pre-September 11 performance problems of U.S. intelligence,” he said.

Here’s another link to an interview of James Norman, the Forbes editor, which has good explanations of things like Systematics, PROMIS, the Arkansas/CIA drug trafficking operation and how they interrelate.

 

 

June 1995.  Monica Lewinsky joins the White House.   

From the Washington Post:  

As one of about 1,000 unpaid interns taken on by the White House each year, Lewinsky began work in June 1995 in the office of then-Chief of Staff Leon E. Panetta.  

It’s been a year and a half since Ken Starr took over the “Whitewater” investigation at this point, with no progress.   In the end, there would only be Monica, Monica, Monica.

 

 

June 26, 1995.  Vice Foster’s secretary  Deborah L. Gorham, testified to the Senate that Vince Foster gave her two envelopes to place in Nussbaum’s safe and she saw two 1-inch binders from the NSA.

From FBI cover-up, on the NSA documents:

  • Q.  What documents do you believe Mr. Foster kept in Mr. Nussbaum’s safe?  
  • MR. MILLS:  You can describe the subject matter of the documents.
  • THE WITNESS:  There were two 1-inch ring binders that were from National Security Agency. 

And on the envelopes:

  • A:  They were 8-1/2-by-11 sized gold envelopes. 
  • Q:  And I take it you don’t know what was in those envelopes?
  • A:  I do not.
  • Q:  Do you know whether or not there was anything in them?  Did they feel heavy?
  • A:  I should clarify that.  There was writing on the outside of the envelopes, which led me to believe that what was contained inside.
  • Q:  What do you recall about the writing on the outside?  What did it say?
  • A:  One said for eyes only and it said for eyes only not to be opened, and then it said William Kennedy on one envelope.
  • Q:  You’ve been describing one envelope that said for eyes only not to be opened William Kennedy?
  • A:  That’s correct.
  • Q:  Do you know anything else about that envelope?
  • A:  No, sir.
  • Q:  Were there any writings or markings on the second envelope?
  • A:  It said Janet Reno.
  • Q:  Anything else?
  • A:  No, sir.

Note that William Kennedy, nephew of Ted Kennedy, was acquitted in a rape trial in 1991, but the jury was not allowed to hear testimony from three women who said he raped or tried to rape them.

From the New York Times:

The rape trial of William K. Smith has come to an abrupt end, with Mr. Smith resoundingly exonerated. But anyone wanting to learn another facet of the case, one that the jurors did not hear but that is likely to linger, need walk only from the Palm Beach County Courthouse to Sir Speedy, the photocopying store nearby.

There, for $48.34, one can buy the nearly 600 newly unsealed pages of sworn depositions given in October by three women — a doctor, medical student and law student — who said that between 1983 and 1988 Mr. Smith either raped them or tried to. Twice, Judge Mary E. Lupo barred their testimony, rejecting arguments by the prosecutor, Moira K. Lasch.

So it looks like, between the NSA documents and the envelope on William Kennedy, that Foster kept “blackmail” material in Nussbaum’s safe.  PROMIS/Inslaw/Systematics was the subject of yet another special counsel investigation that began November 7, 1991.  It seems like the information regarding William Kennedy could pretty much only be “dirt.”  What’s really interesting in the the testimony of Foster’s secretary shows that there was an envelope on Attorney General Janet Reno as well.

 

July 7, 1995.  Daniel Pearson is chosen to be an independent prosecutor to investigate the finances of Commerce Secretary Ron Brown.

From the New York Times:

A panel of Federal appellate judges today appointed a veteran Miami lawyer as an independent prosecutor to investigate the personal finances of Commerce Secretary Ronald H. Brown. The inquiry is the fourth criminal investigation involving high-ranking officials in the Clinton Administration.

The judicial panel selected Daniel S. Pearson, a partner at Holland & Knight, one of Florida’s largest law firms.

Although the choice of Mr. Pearson was not known until today, the appointment of a prosecutor outside the Justice Department to investigate Mr. Brown had been been expected since May 17, when Attorney General Janet Reno sought the inquiry under the independent counsel statute.

 

October 22, 1995.  London Sunday Telegraph breaks story that Patrick Knowlton’s eye-witness testimony contradicts the conclusions the Starr Commission is drawing concerning Vince Foster’s death.

From Patrick Knowlton’s lawsuit:

Shortly after Plaintiff learned from a reporter that Defendant Monroe had falsified his account, Plaintiff’s account of what he had witnessed at Fort Marcy and contradictory 5 information from his FBI interview reports was published in the in October 22, 1995 edition of the London Sunday Telegraph newspaper.

When the article reached newsstands in the U.S. on October 24, 1995, Patrick Knowlton was subpoenaed by Ken Starr.

On the same day that the Telegraph reached American newsstands, October 24, the Office of Independent Counsel, In re: Madison Guarantee Savings & Loan, prepared a subpoena for Plaintiff to testify before the Whitewater grand jury in this Court.

The subpoena is delivered to Knowlton on October 26, 1995, at which point government agents begin stalking and harassing him.

Two days after that subpoena was prepared, Defendant FBI Agent Russell Bransford served it… Beginning the same day that Bransford served Plaintiff the secret grand jury subpoena, at least 24 Defendants and Bransford harassed and intimidated Plaintiff before he appeared to testify before the grand jury, and one Defendant harassed Plaintiff after he testified:

  • (1) Eleven or more Defendants on October 26, 1995;
  • (2) Twelve or more Defendants on October 27, 1995;
  • (3) Two or more Defendants on October 28, 1995;
  • (4) Defendant FBI Agent Bransford on October 30, 1995; and
  • (5) One Defendant on November 2, 1995. 

Most of these incidents happened in a rapid and coordinated fashion, so that before one man departed, another was approaching. The objects of the harassment were twofold. First, to intimidate and warn Plaintiff in connection with his grand jury testimony and second, to destabilize Plaintiff and discredit his testimony before the grand jury. This technique of subjecting a witness to an overwhelming campaign of non-verbal harassment to intimidate and warn, or alternatively to destabilize and discredit the witness, is known to federal intelligence and investigative agencies.  

 

 

October 25, 1995.  “Foster suicide note was a forgery, say experts”

From the Independent:  

Three handwriting specialists presented analysis at a news conference of the note found in Foster’s briefcase after the deputy White House counsel was found dead on 20 July 1993 in a park near Washington. They said it appeared the note was not written by Foster but was a forgery…

The note, said to have been written days or weeks before Foster died, complained of life in Washington and concluded: “I was not meant for the job or the spotlight of public life in Washington. Here ruining people is considered sport.”

 

 

November 1, 1995.  Knowlton’s attorney hand-delivers a letter to FBI Director Louis Freeh and also Brett Kavanaugh, asking for the FBI to take an interest in Patrick Knowlton’s safety.   

From FBI cover-up:

My client and I were disappointed by the decision not to protect the witness Subpoenaed by the Office of Independent Counsel.  We are asking that the F.B.I. take an active interest in Mr. Knowlton’s safety.

 

November 1, 1995.  Brett Kavanaugh questions Patrick Knowlton.

From  FBI cover-up:

Then, John Bates who was seated behind me leaned forward and passed a note to Brett Kavanaugh, from which Kavanaugh read the following questions,

He said, “Mr. Knowlton did the man in the park talk to you?” And I replied, “no.”

He asked me, “Did the man in the park pass you a note?”  And I replied, “no.”

He said, “Did the man approach you?” And I replied, “no.”

“Did the man in the park point a gun at you?” I replied, “no.”

And lastly Kavanaugh asked me, “Did the man in the park touch your genitals?”

I looked at him and I was in shock.  I was dumbfounded.  I couldn’t believe he asked me such a question.  Of course, I replied, “no.”

 

November 15, 1995.   Bill Clinton’s affair with Monica Lewinsky begins.   (Starr Report page 9)

It seems to me that Clinton and his co-conspirators were looking at this time for a gullible woman to become involved with Clinton in order to provide a distraction from Whitewater/Foster later.  Monica fit the bill.

 

Sometime 1995.  Halliburton and CEO Dick Cheney linked to Russian Bank Alfa Group, which is running heroin.

It wasn’t just cocaine that Bush et al were involved in trafficking.  Russia was involved.

From Aspen Times

In 1995 sacks of heroin were sold mistakenly as flour and sugar in a Siberian town of Khabarovsk where citizens got sick. A Russian bank, called Alfa group, was found to be transporting these drugs.  The Alfa group had bought 51 percent of the Tyumen Oil Co., that was running drugs with oil as a cover.  These particular actors were enabled to gain power through the efforts of CEO D. Cheney of Halliburton from 1995 to 2000.  He secured loans for this Russian conglomerate from the CIA-infiltrated Export and Import Bank (EXIM) and Overseas Private Investment Corp (OPIC).

Here is a much more detailed article on the ties of Halliburton and Brown and Root to Alfa Group, Russia, and heroin from Serendipity.

 

 

Sometime 1995.  Al Gore writes Bull**** on a CIA report given to him on the corruption of Viktor Chernomyrdin.  

From New York Times:

In November last year, unnamed C.I.A. officials told The New York Times that in 1995 they had compiled a large dossier on Viktor Chernomyrdin, then the Russian Prime Minister. They sent the material to Vice President Al Gore, co-chairman of the Gore-Chernomyrdin Commission, in which much of the government-to-government business between the countries was handled. It came back, said the officials, with what was described as ”a barnyard epithet” scrawled on it.

Later at a presidential debate between Bush and Gore on October 11, 2000, Bush said “We went into Russia, we said, ‘Here’s some IMF money,’ and it ended up in Viktor Chernomyrdin’s pocket and others’” (as reported by Los Angeles Times).

 

 

January 4, 1996.  Records related to Whitewater inquiry under subpoena mysteriously surface.

Of course there would be plenty of time to sanitize any records by now that just happened to be in a book room all along.

From PBS: 

A copy of the Rose Law Firm billing records, under subpoena for nearly two years, is turned over to investigators by Mrs. Clinton’s assistant Carolyn Huber. Ms. Huber has testified that she found the records, along with a stack of other papers, in the First Lady’s book room in August, 1995. She moved all of the documents to her office before realizing in January that the billing records were among the papers.

 

January 15, 1996 –  First Lady Hillary Rodham Clinton answers questions before a grand jury about the unexplained discovery in the White House residence of records sought for two years by authorities. 

Link to Mr Pop Culture.

“I do not know how the billing records came to be found where they were found but I am pleased that they were found, because they confirm what I have been saying … I, like everyone else, would like to know how these documents showed up after all these years”

 

 

February 1996-May 1998:  CIA counterterrorism is denied raw intelligence on al Qaeda

CIA veteran named Michael Scheuer wrote a letter, published in The Atlantic, about his time in the field trying to bring Osama bin Laden to justice.   He doesn’t go so far as to call people in our government Traitors, like I do, but he was clearly extremely upset. “featuring arrogance, bad judgment, disdain for expertise, and bureaucratic cowardice.”  And for my part I’d like to add that while I believe the end result of what all happened with bin Laden speaks for itself, I believe that the people in the field were doing their absolute best based on the intelligence and resources that they were provided, and they were obstructed and sabotaged along the way.  Since Scheuer presented his comments in a timeline, it fits well with this larger timeline, and I’ll submit many of his entries beginning where Scheuer said he needed the raw intercepts in the field, not summaries, starting February 1996.

From Michael Scheuer:

February 1996-May 1998:  The Bin Laden unit and several other senior CIA officers requested transcripts rather than summaries of electronic collection against al-Qaeda … [V]erbatim transcripts are operationally useful, summaries are much less so, and they are usually not timely. The answer to these requests in every case was no. At one point the senior operations officer for an Intelligence Community component said that the National Security Act of 1947 gave her agency control of “raw” signals intelligence, and that she would not pass such material to CIA. 

 

 

April 3, 1996.  Ron Brown dies in a plane crash, with what appears to be a gunshot wound to his head.

From CNN:

The independent counsel who investigated the late Commerce Secretary Ron Brown before he died in a plane crash reached no conclusions on whether Brown violated any laws.

The final report by independent counsel Daniel Pearson, released today in federal court, says, “My office’s investigation of Secretary Brown ended unfinished with his death. The unfinished state of the investigation and considerations of fairness preclude our office from drawing conclusions about the allegations regarding possible criminal conduct by the Secretary.

From the Los Angeles Times:

Responding to homicide allegations, an official of the Armed Forces Institute of Pathology acknowledged Wednesday that doctors initially were puzzled by a circular wound on the top of Brown’s head when his remains were recovered at the crash scene.

“Upon initial inquiry, it looked like a gunshot entry,” said Chris Kelly, the institute’s public affairs officer…

The motive for an alleged murder of Brown is not clear, although some backers of the theory have speculated he knew of possible wrongdoing by President Clinton or other administration officials. Brown’s own financial affairs were under investigation by an independent counsel at the time of his death. Before his Cabinet appointment, he had directed Clinton’s 1992 presidential campaign…

Mfume said in a letter to Atty. Gen. Janet Reno that allegations that homicide was overlooked in Brown’s death “require an explanation.”

“The NAACP is very concerned about the ramifications of these allegations, and left unanswered and unresolved, they raise serious questions,” his letter said.

In a similar letter to Reno and to the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Waters said the allegations “have sparked a firestorm of inquiries” from her constituents and others.

“I would like to request that you evaluate the issues raised . . . and make a determination of whether an investigation into the allegations is warranted,” Waters wrote.

Justice Department spokesman Myron Marlin said the department “is not looking into the matter now.” He added that “if there is credible information that a crime has been committed, we would look into it.”

There are many highly questionable deaths that suggest that there is organized crime ring that controls the Clintons and Bushes.  Ron Brown is just one.

Now continuing with the timeline on Whitewater from PBS:  “Once Upon a Time in Arkansas.”

 

April 1996.   Jim and Susan McDougal and Governor Jim Guy Tucker stand trial for bank fraud.

“David Hale testifies that then-Governor Bill Clinton inquired about his $300,000 loan to Susan McDougal in 1986.  President Clinton testifies via videotape and denies that he had any involvement with or knowledge of the Hale loan to Susan McDougal.”

 

 

May 1996.  The McDougals and Governor Tucker are convicted. 

Soon after, Jim McDougal begins to cooperate with the independent counsel.  Susan McDougal refuses to answer any questions before the grand jury and is sent to prison for contempt.”  

Jim McDougal died of a heart attack in prison on March 8, 1998.   Susan McDougal was later pardoned by President Clinton on his last day in office, January 20, 2001.

 

 

Mid to Late 1996, from Michael Scheuer:  al Qaeda seeks nuclear weapons.

Mid-to-Late 1996: CIA’s Bin Laden unit acquired detailed information about the careful, professional manner in which al-Qaeda was seeking to acquire nuclear weapons … there could be no doubt after this date that al-Qaeda was in deadly earnest in seeking nuclear weapons. The report was initially suppressed within CIA, and then published in a drastically shortened form. Three officers of the Agency’s Bin Laden cadre protested this decision in writing, and forced an internal review. It was only after this review that this report was provided in full to Community leaders, analysts, and policymakers.  

 

 

November 18, 1996.  Harold Nicholson, of CIA Counterterrorism, is arrested for spying for Russia

According to the New York Times, Harold started working for the CIA in 1994, when he started collecting names of CIA agents and selling them to Russia, including the names of his own students, as he was a teacher at the CIA.  Nicholson picked up right where Aldrich Ames left off (arrested February 1994).  So while I expect everyone to approach what I allege with caution, (that members of the US government conspired with Russia to support Osama bin Laden), let this sink in for a minute:  At the same time you have Counterterrorism teams in the field looking to bring bin Laden to justice, you’ve got sons of bitches back in the states selling the identities of anyone they can discover to Russia, who would later “help” us with Osama via Felix Sater.

From the New York Times:

The highest-ranking C.I.A. officer ever convicted of espionage told the judge at his sentencing today that he had become a spy for Russia for the benefit of his three children…

In court today, Mr. Nicholson offered an apology of sorts to fellow intelligence officers for the careers and the covert operations he had ruined by selling to the Russians those officers’ names, ranks and missions, including the identities of scores of young trainees he instructed at the Central Intelligence Agency’s school for spies…

Until last fall, Mr. Nicholson was a $73,000-a-year C.I.A. officer working at the agency’s counterterrorism center. He had been on a fast track to the top ranks of the agency since becoming a station chief in Romania in 1990, at the age of 40.

But he had also been spying for the Russian intelligence service since 1994.

 

December 15, 1996.  John Deutch resigns as Director of the CIA. 

From Wikipedia:

Soon after it was revealed that several of his laptop computers contained classified information wrongfully labeled as unclassified.  Attorney General Janet Reno later declined prosecution.  President Clinton pardoned him in his last day in office.  She did, however, recommend an investigation to determine whether Deutch should retain his security clearance.  Deutch had agreed to plead guilty to a misdemeanor for mishandling government secrets on January 19, 2001, but President Clinton pardoned him in his last day in office, two days before the Justice Department could file the case against him.

George Tenet becomes Acting Director CIA and is later confirmed as Director.

 

 

December 16, 1996.  Time Magazine reports that Osama bin Laden uses satellite phones.

Before I get much into these satellite phones, let me make an important point.  There is a big misperception in the American public about the role of Osama’s satellite phones.

Misperception:   That darned media “leaked” intelligence about Osama’s satellite phones, thereby alerting him so that he stopped using the phone(s), thus avoiding capture. 

Reality:  Osama bin Laden knew the satellite phones were being tracked and had couriers carry the phones around creating false locations to mislead U.S. intelligence, thus:  avoiding capture;  leading the United States to strike targets in Afghanistan that had no chance of success to kill Osama;  angering the Taliban and Afghanistan people against the United States;  strengthening the Saudi Arabian bin Laden by casting him in the same role of defending the Afghanistan people against a tyrannical superpower as he had done against the U.S.S.R. in the 1980s.

From the Washington Post: 

“One of the worst cases was the reporting on the U.S. ability to listen to Osama bin Laden’s satellite phone in the late ’90s. Because of that reporting, he stopped using that phone and the country lost valuable intelligence.”
— White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders, remarks at a news briefing, Aug. 1, 2018

I’ll get into it more later.  Note what Michael Scheuer said closely for now.

 

December 1996, from Michael Scheuer:

December 1996: From a CIA officer detailed to another Intelligence Community (IC) agency and serving overseas, the Bin Laden unit learned of the availability of a communications conduit used by Bin Laden and al-Qaeda. The other IC agency refused to exploit the conduit and threatened legal action against the Agency officer who advised of its existence. This officer bravely continued to supply the information; and I asked senior Agency officers to intervene with the other IC agency. There ensued a desultory interagency discussion without resolution. The CIA was forced to devise its own ability to exploit the communications conduit and secured about half of the available material. The other IC agency was able to secure the other half, but refused to share it. This capability was later lost because of an August 1998 leak to the media by the U.S. military.

 

 

February 23, 1997.  Kenneth Starr completes the worst coverup in the history of the United States government.   

From CNN:

Independent counsel Kenneth Starr has concluded that presidential aide Vincent Foster was not murdered and that President Bill Clinton and the first lady were not involved in a coverup, the Los Angeles Times reported Sunday.  Starr’s probe marks the third investigation into Foster’s July 1993 death. The earlier examinations — carried out by a coroner and Robert Fiske Jr., Starr’s predecessor as independent counsel — also determined Foster’s death was a suicide. 

The previous day, February 22, 1997, Kenneth Starr rescinded a resignation he had just made.

From CNN: 

Whitewater independent counsel Kenneth Starr’s decision Friday to withdraw the resignation he announced just two days earlier muddies an already murky situation.

Both Democrats and Republicans say Starr’s indecisiveness has damaged his credibility…

The 3-year-old Whitewater investigation is entering a crucial stage of evaluating evidence involving President and Hillary Rodham Clinton and other high government officials.

So now Starr is done with Foster, but is still looking for a way to conclude Whitewater without just saying “we’ve found nothing after 3+ years.”  Monica Lewinsky and Osama bin Laden are unknown to the public.

March 1997.  Reporter and film crew who interview Osama bin Laden are searched for tracking devices.

From Slate:

CNN producer Peter Bergen appeared on his network as a talking head. He had interviewed Bin Laden in Afghanistan in March 1997 and portrayed the Bin Laden gang as technologically savvy, saying:  They scanned us electronically to make sure we didn’t have any kind of tracking device; they’re very concerned about anybody who might meet bin Laden, might have some tracking device from some intelligence agency. These people are fairly sophisticated. The guy has a fair amount of money. He communicates by satellite phone, even though Afghanistan in some levels is back in the middle ages and a country that barely functions. Bin Laden has been able to function fairly well there. 

 

March 29, 1997.  President Clinton tells Monica Lewinsky that a foreign government is tapping his phones.

This turns out to be Israel, who had the ability to spy on the entire government as well, but analysis of Israel’s role is best left for another article.  If you want to know more on Israel’s spying during the Clinton administration, you can click on this excellent series of reports by Fox News.

In any case, Clinton’s remark to Lewinsky clearly shows that Clinton knows that his activities with Monica are being monitored by foreigners, and that his activities could be used against him by those foreign governments, yet he persists.

From the Starr Report:  (Page 71)

According to Ms. Lewinsky, she and the President had a lengthy conversation that day. He told her that he suspected that a foreign embassy (he did not specify which one) was tapping his telephones, and he proposed cover stories.   

 

August 1997, Linda Tripp reports that Kathleen Willey came out of the Oval Office “disheveled.”

Continuing the same behavior that began in Oxford in 1969, all the way through Arkansas, and now to the White House.  This assault/encounter, or whatever it was, made it into the media in August of 1997.  In that this was reported by Linda Tripp, it appears that she’s being somehow guided in her discoveries of improper behavior involving President Clinton.

From Wikipedia:

Michael Isikoff, from Newsweek, reported that Tripp said that she had encountered Kathleen Willey coming out of the Oval Office “disheveled,” with “her face red and her lipstick was off.” Willey alleged that Clinton groped her. Clinton’s lawyer, Robert S. Bennett said in the Newsweek article, “Linda Tripp is not to be believed.”

 

 

August-September 1997:  An valuable al Qaeda counterterrorism analyst is taken out of the field.

From Michael Scheuer:

August-September 1997: For most of a year the Bin Laden unit prepared for an operation in a foreign city that was set to come to fruition in late-summer 1997. The unit’s lead U.S.-based officer on this operation was an extraordinarily able analyst from another IC component; she knew the issue cold. Days before the operation occurred the IC component ordered her back to its headquarters. She protested, but was told that she would not be promoted if she balked at returning. I protested to my superiors and to the three most senior officers of the IC component who were then in charge of terrorism. All refused to intervene. The operation was much less well exploited because of the loss of this officer. A year later, al-Qaeda destroyed U.S. facilities in the area near the foreign city of the under-exploited operation. 

 

September 1997.  Linda Tripp begins recording Monica Lewinsky.

From Wikipedia:  

In April 1996, Lewinsky’s superiors transferred her from the White House to the Pentagon because they felt that she was spending too much time around Clinton…

Lewinsky told co-worker Linda Tripp about her relationship with Clinton, and Tripp began secretly recording their telephone conversations beginning in September 1997.

 

September 26, 1997.  Judge orders letter from Patrick Knowlton attorney included with notes of Starr report, over Starr’s objection.

From FBI cover-up

Independent Counsel Kenneth Starr submitted a 9-page motion asking the three-judge panel to reconsider including the evidence of the cover-up to the final Report.

Starr’s motion was denied and the evidence was included in Starr’s Report.

Judge Butzner wrote to his colleagues that if they did not order the evidence as part of the Report they could be “charged as conspirators in the cover-up.”

Judge Peter Fay wrote that “the [evidence] contradicts specific factual matters and takes issue with the very basics of the Report filed by the [Independent Counsel].”

Don’t be too quick to dismiss Vince Foster’s murder as “conspiracy theory” when you have judges saying that Knowlton’s testimony contradicts “the very basics of the Report” and literally express a concern in writing that they could be “charged as conspirators in the cover-up.”  The coverup was that bad and that obvious.

 

 

Fall 1997, George H. W. Bush meets with Prince Bandar bin Sultan of Saudi Arabia in Kennebunkport, Maine.

George H. W. Bush and Bandar fishing 1997.

From Vdare:

In the fall of 1997, former President George H. W. Bush, then age 74 and five years out of the White House, phoned one of his closest friends, Prince Bandar bin Sultan, the longtime Saudi Arabian ambassador to the United States.  “Bandar,” Bush said, “W. would like to talk to you if you have time. Can you come by and talk to him?” His eldest son and namesake, George W. Bush, who had been governor of Texas for nearly three years, was consulting a handful of people about an important decision and wanted to have a private talk.   He gave a big party for Bush at his palatial estate overlooking the Potomac River with singer Roberta Flack providing the entertainment, and went fishing with him at Bush’s vacation home in Kennebunkport, Maine – Bandar’s least favorite pastime but something Bush loved.

Bush Sr. implied that he was inviting the Saudi Arabian Prince over to talk about what would become the younger George’s run for the White House, but I think that they were discussing the “Wag the Dog” plot that was not far from kicking into high gear.  The extensive connections of the Bush family to the House of Saud, coupled with the extremely strong circumstantial evidence of Bush/Saudi complicity in the 9/11 plot as reported by Craig Unger in “House of Bush;  House of Saud” (although Unger did not state that claim explicitly), leave no doubt in my mind that the Bush family are Traitors.  At this point in time, the fall of ’97, Osama’s laying low, the public is wondering if Starr is ever going to do anything about Whitewater after he covered-up Vince Foster, and Bill’s messing around with Monica behind the scenes.  Not long after this, in January 1998, Felix Sater starts his “cooperation” in Moscow around the same time the FBI pulls Monica Lewinsky into a hotel room.  What do you think George H. W. Bush and Prince Bandar bin Sultan were talking about?

 

 

December 17, 1997.  “Wag the Dog” is released.

Wag The Dog Poster

From Wikipedia:

Wag the Dog is a 1997 American black comedy film produced and directed by Barry Levinson and starring Dustin Hoffman and Robert De Niro.  The screenplay concerns a spin doctor and a Hollywood producer who fabricate a war to distract voters from a presidential sex scandal. 

Wag the Dog was released one month before the outbreak of the Lewinsky scandal and the subsequent bombing of the Al-Shifa pharmaceutical factory in Sudan by the Clinton administration in August 1998, which prompted the media to draw comparisons between the film and reality.  The comparison was made again in December 1998 when the administration initiated a bombing campaign of Iraq just prior to Clinton’s impeachment over the Lewinsky scandal.

The plot and timing of this movie are way too convenient for me.  It establishes the narrative ahead of time in the public’s mind that a President would abuse his office exactly the way President Clinton did.  Then you get the feedback after the missile strikes against President Clinton to an extent that it became a rationale for him to not go after Osama bin Laden.  “Wag the Dog” became a household term.

From the 9/11 Commission:  (Pages 117-118)

At the time, President Clinton was embroiled in the Lewinsky scandal, which continued to consume public attention for the rest of that year and first months of 1999.  As it happened, a popular 1997 move, Wag the Dog, features a President who fakes a war to distract public attention from a domestic scandal.  Some Republicans in Congress raised questions about the timing of the strikes.  Berger was particularly rankled by an editorial in the Economist that said only the future would tell whether the U.S. missile strikes had “created 10,000 new fanatics where there would have been none…”

The failure of the strikes, the “wag the dog” slur, the intense partisanship of the period, and the nature of the al Shifa evidence likely had a cumulative effect on future decisions about the use of force against Bin Ladin.  Berger told us that he did not feel any sense of constraint.

Since even the Republicans were criticizing the President over his motives for use of the military, it was easy for Clinton to drag his feet over future military action against Osama bin Laden.  That is exactly what he did.

 

 

In January 1998, Linda Tripp turns over tapes of Monica Lewinsky to Kenneth Starr.

From Wikipedia:

Tripp gave the surreptitiously recorded tapes to then-Independent Counsel Kenneth Starr in exchange for immunity from prosecution. Tripp disclosed to Starr that she was aware of the relationship between Lewinsky and President Clinton, that Lewinsky had executed a false affidavit denying the relationship that was submitted to the federal court in Arkansas in the Jones v. Clinton lawsuit, and that Lewinsky had attempted to suborn Tripp’s perjury in the Jones v. Clinton suit to conceal the Clinton-Lewinsky relationship as well as Tripp’s claim regarding Kathleen Willey from the federal court. As Tripp explained, she was being solicited to commit a crime to conceal evidence in the Jones civil rights case.

 

 

January 16, 1998:  The FBI and Ken Starr execute “Operation Prom Night” on Monica Lewinsky.   

From People:

“Our team dubbed the operation ‘Prom Night.’ Fresh from the gym, wearing purple sweats, Monica arrived,” Starr writes of Lewinsky’s arrival at the arranged meeting spot, the Ritz-Carlton, according to NPR. Continues Starr in the excerpt, “After Monica and Linda had chatted for a short time in the lobby, by predesign Steve Irons and several other FBI agents swept in.”  

Lewinsky was “facing federal charges of perjury and subornation of perjury,” Starr writes — and she lost it.

“For an hour, Monica screamed, she cried, she pouted, and complained bitterly about her scheming, no-good, so-called friend,” he writes, according to NPR. “After a while, she calmed down and began asking questions. The meeting turned into a marathon.”

I know I said I wouldn’t get into it, but very briefly, Netanyahu showed up in D.C. three days later, January 19, 1998, and the Washington Post reported on Lewinsky for the first time the next day.

 

 

January 1998, enter Felix Sater.

A manager of a mini-storage found some documents on Felix Sater’s old pump-and-dump stock scam while he was at White Rock/State Street, and this sets off an absurd chain of events.

From the Government’s August 27, 2009 5K1.1 motion to permit Judge Leo Glasser “to downwardly depart from the defendant Felix Sater’s Sentencing Guidelines range,” filed under seal and released to the public August 23, 2019:

In January 1998, the New York City Police Department received a call from the manager of a storage facility who was cleaning out a storage bin after its owners did not answer several delinquency notices. Inside the bin, the manager found loaded handguns and various documents related to White Rock/State Street which revealed Sater’s role in the above-mentioned fraudulent schemes.

Felix was in Russia when he learned about the FBI looking for him shortly after the manager of the mini-storage discovered the old documents on the pump-and-dump scam.

Felix learned in 1998 that the FBI was looking for him in connection with an investigation into the activities of State Street. At the time, Felix was in Russia, where he was working as a consultant for AT&T.

(Which raises questions to me:  who was providing satellite phone service to Osama bin Laden- was it AT&T?  How did he Sater get the phone numbers, et cetera…)

Our hero, Felix Mikhailovich Sheferovsky, now Felix Sater, became so upset by his past transgressions that he immediately rushed down to the United States Embassy in Moscow to help the United States government.  

Through a Russian contact, Felix arranged to meet a high ranking U.S. military intelligence officer and former military attache’ at the U. S. embassy in Moscow (the “Officer”).  At the Officer’s request, Felix began to gather sensitive intelligence information for the U. S. government.

Now, never mind that Russia would not have extradited Felix Sater.  Never mind that in 1999, the FBI put Semion Mogilevich on their Top 10 most wanted list:  “open-source reporting shows him to be involved in weapons trafficking, contract murders, extortion, drug trafficking, and prostitution on an international scale,” and Russia didn’t care.  Felix Sater and his pump-and-dump scam required an immediate response from high-level intelligence of both the United States and Russia, at the US Embassy in Moscow, no less.

Why?

 

 

February 1, 1998.  George Tenet hires a banker who would later short airlines prior to 9/11.

I’m going to do a mini-timeline on Alex Krongard and his banking ties within this larger timeline.

  • April 1997:  Bankers Trust agreed to acquire Alex. Brown “in a move that would shatter the wall long dividing banks from brokers.”  The new combined bank is named BT Alex Brown.  (NY Times)
  • February 1, 1998:  Alex Krongard, CEO of Alex. Brown and Vice Chairman of Board of Bankers Trust, begins employment at the CIA as a consultant to Director George Tenet.  From the Baltimore Sun:

The Baltimore native (Alvin Bernard Krongard) has walked away from a lucrative job as vice chairman of Bankers Trust New York Corp., the parent of BT Alex. Brown Inc. and the seventh-largest bank in the country.  At an age when most executives contemplate retirement, Krongard is headed into the darkness, trading the cordial world of high finance for the intrigue of the Central Intelligence Agency…  

Krongard has cultivated a circle of friends in the upper reaches of the military and intelligence communities — including, he says, Defense Secretary William S. Cohen and Tenet.

  • Summer 1998:  Banker’s Trust had “an unfortunately large position in Russian government bonds in the summer of 1998, brought the investment bank to the brink before being rescued in an acquisition by Deutsche Bank.”  (From Forbes)
  • December 1, 1998:  Deutsche Bank A.G. formally announced today its plan for a $10.1 billion takeover of the Bankers Trust Corporation.  (NY Times)
  • June 5, 1999:  Deutsche Bank completes the acquisition of BT Alex Brown, and drops the “BT”, thus putting Deutsche Bank in business in the United States under the name Alex. Brown.

From Baltimore Sun:

Breuer said Alex. Brown will not only retain its nearly 200-year-old name, but also will drop the “BT.” The Alex. Brown name has better brand recognition in the United States than Deutsche Bank’s name, Breuer said.

Deutsche Bank had been hunting for a U.S. acquisition for months when it found Bankers Trust, which came into the deal after losing a staggering $488 million in the third quarter of 1998 on investments in junk bonds and Russian securities.

Alvin “Buzzy” Krongard’s name was brought up in conjunction with investigations into suspected 9/11-related insider trading because of timely Wall Street trades made through the investment bank he used to head, Alex. Brown. 

Wikipedia quoted the 9/11 Commission here, page 499, in the Notes to Chapter 5:

“A single U.S.-based institutional investor with no conceivable ties to al Qaeda purchased 95 percent of the UAL puts on September 6 (2001) as part of a strategy that also included buying 115,000 shares of American on September 10. Similarly, much of the seemingly suspicious trading on September 10 was traced to a specific U.S.-based options trading newsletter…which recommended these trades.”

Also note that there are longstanding ties of the Bush family to the Brown family line of banking, dating to George Herbert Walker Sr., but that’s another article as well.

The 9/11 Commission dismissed the U.S-based insider trading before 9/11 in a footnote because they said there were simply “no conceivable ties to al Qaeda.” Let me tell you 3 conceivable ties real quick:

  1. The CIA.  Krongard worked for the CIA.  Which is not to say that everyone in the CIA would be in a position to have insider knowledge of al-Qaeda’s activities, but Krongard was promoted to the #3 position in the CIA- Executive Director- in March 2001, and things like counterterrorism and counterintelligence are obviously their jobs.  The CIA provided arms and military intelligence to Osama bin Laden and the Mujahideen in the 1980s to overthrow the U.S.S.R. in Afghanistan.  Osama bin Laden renamed the Mujahideen as al-Qaeda in 1989.  (Page 6).  Maybe that’s the reason bin Laden renamed his organization- so some idiots could say there was no conceivable ties to al-Qaeda later, like saying that Colonel Sanders has no conceivable ties to Kentucky Fried Chicken because they renamed it KFC in 1991.
  2. Russia.  So not only did Tenet decide, “I know what we need, a banker,” he also picked one that helped manage to collapse an American bank with Russian bonds that Russia defaulted on later as their economy collapsed.  I doubt a bank would make such a large commitment to Russian bonds without having some communication with the Russian government to gauge the risk level of these bonds.  This at the same time Russia was “helping us out” with Osama bin Laden by providing Osama’s satellite phones and other intelligence via Felix Sater to the United States.  “No conceivable ties?”
  3. Germany.  I’ve seen some reporting that Germany warned the U.S. about a cell of al Qaeda planning an attack with airplanes before 9/11, but I can’t pin it down to a good source.  In any case, the cell is well-documented in the 9/11 Commission.  Deutsche Bank is, of course, German.

THE HAMBURG CONTINGENT (Page 160)

Although Bin Laden, Atef, and KSM initially contemplated using established al Qaeda members to execute the planes operation, the late 1999 arrival in Kandahar of four aspiring jihadists from Germany suddenly presented a more attractive alternative.  The Hamburg group shared the anti-U.S. fervor of the other candidates for the operation, but added the enormous advantages of fluency in English and familiarity with life in the West, based on years that each member of the group had spent living in Germany.  Not suprisingly, Mohammed Atta, Ramzin Binalshibh, Marwan al Shehhi, and Ziad Jarrah would all become key players in the 9/11 conspiracy.   

 

 

February 22, 1998. Osama bin Laden issues a “fatwa” against the United States.   This was translated into English and is available here.

March 17, 1998.  CIA Inspector General Frederick Hitz admits the drug ties of the CIA for the first time. 

From the Washington Post:

The CIA did not “expeditiously” cut off relations with alleged drug traffickers who supported contra Nicaraguan rebels in the 1980s, CIA Inspector General Frederick R. Hitz told the House intelligence committee yesterday.  Hitz for the first time said publicly that the CIA was aware of allegations that “dozens of people and a number of companies connected in some fashion to the contra program” were involved in drug trafficking.  “Let me be frank,” Hitz added, “there are instances where CIA did not, in an expeditious or consistent fashion, cut off relationships with individuals supporting the contra program who were alleged to have engaged in drug-trafficking activity or take action to resolve the allegations.”   

This isn’t really necessary for the timeline; it just shows that the ties of the CIA to drugs are not just “conspiracy theory.”

 

 

April-May 1998:    bin Laden unit ordered disbanded.

From Michael Scheuer:

April-May 1998: The Agency’s Bin Laden unit was ordered disbanded and reduced to a small branch. This was done, so far as I know, without the knowledge of the DCI [Director of Central Intelligence] … When DCI found out about this plan, he intervened in mid-May 1998. By doing so, the DCI preserved the unit and dodged the bullet of having to explain to the American people why the Agency thought Bin Laden was so little of a threat that it had destroyed the Bin Laden unit weeks before two U.S. embassies were demolished. Needless to say, the on-again, off-again signals about the unit’s future status made for confusion, distraction, and much job-hunting in the last few weeks before al-Qaeda’s August 1998 attacks in East Africa.  

 

 

April 8, 1998.  White House Paints Starr Inquiry as Witch Hunt.  (New York Times). 

Sound familiar?  Remember how Trump wanted Comey to investigate the “pee tape” and nothing else?  Covering up real crime with scandalous sex is a tried and proven strategy thanks to his buddy Bill Clinton.

 

 

Spring and Summer 98.  Felix Sater receives information on Osama bin Laden.   

From Felix’s 5K1.1 Letter.

As will be discussed in detail below, during the spring and summer of 1998, Sater traveled to Central Asia where he gathered and passed on information to United States sources about the Northern Alliance’s desire to resell Stinger missiles to the United States government as well as information about the Taliban and Osama Bin Laden, among other things.  Sater contacted the FBI during this period and kept agents apprised of his activities overseas.

Busy saving the world while the American bin Laden unit is ordered disbanded…

 

May 1998-May 1999:   Various chances to capture or kill bin Laden are declined.

From Michael Scheuer

May 1998-May 1999: The CIA officers working Bin Laden at Headquarters and in the field gave the U.S. government about ten chances to capture Bin Laden or kill him with military means. In all instances, the decision was made that the “intelligence was not good enough.” This assertion cannot be debated publicly without compromising sources and methods. What can be said, however, is that in all these cases there was more concern expressed by senior bureaucrats and policymakers about how international opinion would react to a U.S. action than there was concern about what might happen to Americans if they failed to act. Indeed, on one occasion these senior leaders decided it was more important to avoid hitting a structure near Bin Laden’s location with shrapnel, than it was to protect Americans. Two other points: the truth has not been fully told about the chance to militarily attack Bin Laden at a desert hunting camp being used by wealthy Gulf royals; and our best chance to capture Bin Laden—an operation which showed no U.S. hand, risked no U.S. lives, and was endorsed by senior commanders of the Joint Special Operations Command at Fort Bragg—was cancelled because senior officials from the Agency, the Executive Branch, and other Intelligence Community components decided to accept assurances from an Islamic country that it could acquire Bin Laden from the Taleban. U.S. officials accepted these assurances despite the well-documented record of that country withholding help—indeed, it was a record of deceit and obstruction—regarding all issues pertaining to Bin Laden between December 1996 and May 1998. The makers of this decision ignored the extensive documentary record that showed nothing but uncooperativeness from this Islamic country.   

 

 

May 15, 1998.   Blackwater Lodge and Training Center opens.   

Date taken from Dangerous Magazine article.

The aforementioned Alvin Krongard, who shorted airlines before 9/11, lied to the House Oversight Committee about his connections to Blackwater after being appointed by President George W. Bush to be inspector general of the State Department in 2005.  Krongard had a conflict of interest in investigating Blackwater in the Nisour Square Massacre because his brother was on an advisory board for Blackwater.

Cofer Black, who played a major role in counterterrorism intelligence regarding Osama bin Laden in the months before 9/11, was later hired by Blackwater in 2005.

Cofer Black, in his own words, from his testimony to the 9/11 Commission:

The January 2000 operation to learn what a group of suspected al-Qa’ida associated men were doing in Kuala Lumpur is a case where our procedures were – inadequate. The first part of that operation was successful. We picked up on intelligence developed during the FBI’s investigation of the 1998 Nairobi attack, to identify two suspected al-Qa’ida men. We tracked them to a meeting in Kuala Lumpur where they met with other terrorist operatives. We were not able to learn what the men did during that meeting, but we were able to identify other participants. That information continues to be operationally useful today.

While the meeting was in progress, CTC officers detailed to the FBI kept the FBI updated through verbal briefings. Where we fell short was in our not informing the Department of State that we had identified two al-Qa’ida men so that the Department could decide whether to place them on the watchlist. Nearly two years later, those two men, al-Mihdhar and al-Hazmi, were hijackers on Flight 77.

 

 

May 28, 1998.  Boris Yeltsin asks President Clinton to support his efforts to stop a financial panic and keep investments in Russia.

There’s going to be a whole lot of money laundering going on soon.  I think it’s logical to suspect that some of this Russian money wound up in the offshore accounts of American politicians and government officials, and with these people thus compromised by their criminal actions, they are more likely to look the other way on any evidence of conspiracy involving bin Laden, lest their roles be exposed.

Russia’s economy is in bad trouble, providing basis for large IMF loans later.

From Clinton Presidential Libraries, Page 334.

I would like to ask you. Bill, one way or another to state that the Russian leadership and government and president will handle the situation, which has now developed, and that you are sure of that.  And second, I would like you to address your investors who work here in Russia so that they will not panic and do not leave Russia with their investments, that they do not take away their investments, as we have the necessary reserves.  And there is no catastrophic situation here.  We need your support.  People in the world must know that you support us and that you are sure that Russia will handle the situation, that everything will be in order.  Well, the situation is difficult.

 

 

May 29, 1998.  A plan to capture bin Laden is canceled.

From the 9/11 Commission (Pages 111-114)

A compound of about 80 concrete or mud-brick buildings surrounded by a 10-foot wall, Tarnak Farms was located in an isolated desert area on the outskirts of the Kandahar airport. CIA officers were able to map the entire site, identifying the houses that belonged to Bin Laden’s wives and the one where Bin Laden himself was most likely to sleep. Working with the tribals, they drew up plans for the raid. They ran two complete rehearsals in the United States during the fall of 1997.

By early 1998, planners at the Counterterrorist Center were ready to come back to the White House to seek formal approval.  Tenet apparently walked National Security Advisor Sandy Berger through the basic plan on February 13…

On May 20, Director Tenet discussed the high risk of operation with Berger and his deputies, warning that people might be killed, including Bin Ladin.  Success was to be defined as the exfiltration of Bin Ladin out of Afghanistan.  A meeting of principals was scheduled for May 29 to decide whether the operation should go ahead.

The principals did not meet.  

 

June 1998. “Moonlight Maze” investigation into Russian hacking of Department of Defense, Department of Energy, military contractors, and universities.  

The date I reference is the date from a document declassified in 2016 which Chris Doman reported here.   Newsweek first broke the story on September 19, 1999.

From Newsweek:

The suspects: crack cyberspooks from the Russian Academy of Sciences, a government-supported organization that interacts with Russia’s top military labs. The targets: computer systems at the Departments of Defense and Energy, military contractors and leading civilian universities. The haul: vast quantities of data that, intelligence sources familiar with the case tell NEWSWEEK, could include classified naval codes and information on missile-guidance systems. This was, Pentagon officials say flatly, “a state-sponsored Russian intelligence effort to get U.S. technology”–as far as is known, the first such attempt ever by Russia.

 

 

June 1998.  Britain becomes aware of Russian money laundering into the Bank of New York.  Two banks are told by the FBI to keep Russian money laundering accounts open.

From the New York Post:

Investigators say billions of dollars – perhaps as much as $15 billion – flowed through the Benex accounts in thousands upon thousands of separate wire transfers…

And in June 1998, it finally did get noticed. British law-enforcement authorities keeping tabs on the Russian mob began to hear that Mogilevich – the same reputed mobster who started YBM – was laundering money through BNY accounts.

They told the FBI, and agents from the bureau began to monitor the cash flows.

A month later, officials at the Republic National Bank of New York filed a suspicious-activity report regarding Benex to the Treasury Department’s Financial Crimes Enforcement Network.

Republic then received written requests from federal law-enforcement authorities asking them to keep the account open: Agents wanted to see where the money was coming from and where it was going.

I think the FBI New York knew exactly where the money was coming from and where it was going, although they never figured it out publicly.  Anyway, Thomas A. Renyi, Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer, The Bank of New York Company, Inc., later testified before the House Committee on Banking and Financial Services on September 22, 1999 as follows:

The Bank learned of these investigations a year ago, in September 1998. When we requested the U.S. Attorney’s permission to close the accounts they were monitoring, we were asked to keep the accounts open; to advise no one, other than our bank regulators, about the investigations;…
The Bank of New York has done business in Russia since 1922, when Irving Trust, which we later acquired, opened an account for Vnesheconomobank, the Bank for Foreign Economic Affairs of the USSR. With the collapse of the Soviet Union in 1991, a new banking system began to emerge in Russia. Responding to public and private initiatives and encouragement to “bring Russia west,” we – and many of our nation’s other leading commercial and investment banks – were asked to aid the development of this system, in our case focusing on the development of the infrastructure for the Russian capital markets, where our expertise in funds transfer and American Depositary Receipts was pertinent. We committed Bank personnel and resources to planning committees, training sessions, technological discussions and the like with Russian banking executives and personnel.

A few months later, Chairman of the Russian Federal Securities Commission said, as quoted in the House report “RUSSIA’S ROAD TO CORRUPTION:

The [IMF] money is all spent. It went to foreigners and Russian speculators [who] took the money out of the country.  To me, the huge surprise is not the appearance of such a scam in the country. But I cannot explain why the western financial institutions and the governments didn’t pay serious attention to the presence of such things.

-Dimitri Vasiliev, former Chairman of the Russian Federal Securities Commission, as quoted in the Los Angeles Times, September 24,1998

Larry Summers testified to the House of Representatives later on September 21, 1999 to a panel on Russian corruption and money laundering:

 

From C-Span:

  • (1:13:12).  Summers:  “It is, I think best to think of capital flight in Russia or another country, not so much as a cause of economic problems, but as a symptom of economic problems..” 
  • (1:43:37).  Summers:  “In the current approach, none of the IMF funds will actually reach the Russian Central Bank.”
  • (1:52:41)  Maxine Waters:  “Did the Russian banks offshore like in Antigua play any role in this money laundering and drug money laundering?  Summers did not answer.  Maxine Waters:  “There are about 8 Russian banks in Antigua, a place that has about 60,000 people and 50 banks.  8 of them are Russian.”  A lengthy exchange ensues where Maxine Waters grows increasingly frustrated with Summers evasive answers about Russian drug money laundering.
  • (2:22:28)  Summers:  “with respect to the Bank of New York, there is no evidence that IMF funds or cap.. that there were any IMF funds diverted in that context..”
  • (2:23:52)  Summers:  “the reports and the evidence at this point does not point to their having represented… their having involved the diversion of IMF funds to inappropriate uses…”

 

 

June 1998.  Turki bin Faisal travels to Afghanistan to negotiate with Taliban to expel or turn over Osama bin Laden.

Turkin bin Faisal al Saud was head of Saudi Arabian intelligence from 1977 to September 1, 2001.  He resigned from his position ten days prior to 9/11.

From Spiegel:

Turki:  After bin Laden had publicly announced that he and his Al Qaeda organization intended to target Americans and Jews worldwide and to “liberate” Islam’s holiest sites from the Saudi royal family, my government sent me to Afghanistan in June of 1998 to speak with Mullah Omar…

Turki:  Incidentally, we had a rather friendly conversation in June 1998. I told Mullah Omar that it would be better to give us bin Laden, that is, if he had any interest in continuing his friendly relations with Saudi Arabia. He agreed, at least in principle. We agreed to set up a joint committee to arrange the details of bin Laden’s extradition.

From the Guardian:

By 1996, Bin Laden was back in Afghanistan. Turki says the kingdom knew it had a problem and wanted him returned. He flew to Kandahar to meet with the then head of the Taliban, Mullah Omar. “He said, ‘I am not averse to handing him over, but he was very helpful to the Afghan people.’ He said Bin Laden was granted refuge according to Islamic dictates.”

Later Turki says that this spirit of cooperation vanished after the missile strikes of August 1998.

 

 

June 15, 1998.  Bill says he’s lobbying the IMF;  Boris says he only needs about $5 Billion.

From Clinton Presidential Libraries, Page 350.

What is in question is not a very large amount of money, something around $5 billion dollars. The most important thing here is that the G7 statement reflects the confidence of leading countries that Russia will be able to deal with the situation so investors can have no fear investing in the Russian economy.

 

July 10, 1998.  Boris tells Bill the situation is urgent; he needs money immediately.

From Clinton Presidential Libraries, Page 371.

THE PRESIDENT:

I’m doing great. I had a good trip to China and I’m just working on things here, spending a lot of time keeping up with the IMF proposal for Russia, and hope we can get it worked out quickly.

 PRESIDENT YELTSIN:

Yes, Bill, soon is the word and it is not enough to describe the urgency of the situation. Otherwise, if we do not get a decision soon, by the end of next week, it would mean the end of reform and basically the end of Russia. The consequences would be catastrophic and drastic, not only for Russia but for the global financial system as well.

 

July 13, 1998.  IMF reverses position, announces $17.1 Billion aid package for Russia. 

From the New York Times:

Seven weeks ago the chief of the International Monetary Fund, Michel Camdessus, assured the world’s financial markets that there was no reason to panic about Russia.

”Contrary to what markets and commentators are imagining,” Mr. Camdessus insisted as investors were fleeing the Russian markets, ”this is not a crisis. This is not a major development.”

This week, in a complete reversal, the I.M.F. and the Russian Government announced a bailout package that will inject $17.1 billion in new loans to the beleaguered nation over the next 18 months.

The Clinton Administration was the driving force behind the reversal, impelled by the specter of Russia’s financial collapse.

 

 

July 25, 1998, Vladamir Putin is appointed by President Yeltsin to Director of the FSB.

From World History Project:

“once appointed conducted a thorough reorganization, which included the dismissal of most of the FSB’s top personnel.”

Russia’s mob is moving every penny they can get their hands on to offshore accounts, via U.S. accounts first, severely damaging Russia’s economy, and it triggers a revolt from the old KGB to get the mob under control.  Yeltsin resigned in late 1999.

 

 

August 7, 1998:  United States Embassies are Bombed in Tanzania and Kenya. 

From Wikipedia:

The 1998 United States embassy bombings were attacks that occurred on August 7, 1998, in which more than 200 people were killed in nearly simultaneous truck bomb explosions in two East African cities, one at the United States Embassy in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, the other at the United States Embassy in Nairobi, Kenya.

The attacks, which were linked to local members of the Egyptian Islamic Jihad, brought Osama bin Laden, Ayman al-Zawahiri, and their terrorist organization, al-Qaeda, to the attention of the U.S. public for the first time, and resulted in the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) placing bin Laden on its ten most-wanted fugitives list.

The FBI also connected the attack to Azerbaijan, as 60 calls were placed via satellite phone by bin Laden to associates in the country’s capital Baku.

So if Felix Sater was collecting information on Osama bin Laden, including his satellite phone numbers, in “spring and summer” of 1998, and returned to the United States in September 1998 to give these numbers to the FBI, and the embassies were bombed in August 1998, where the FBI at some point became aware of 60 satellite phone calls pertaining to the bombings, don’t you think that’s suspicious?  What information did Felix Sater and the FBI have on Osama bin Laden’s communications prior to the August 7, 1998 embassy bombings?

 

 

 

August 14, 1998.  In a phone call between Clinton and Yeltsin, they do not discuss the U.S. Embassy bombings.  (Page 393)

(Nor would they discuss the Russian Apartment bombings, which began September 4, 1999, in a phone call on September 8, 1999.  (Page 548))  Wikipedia said “According to historians, the bombings were coordinated by the Russian state security services to bring Putin into the presidency,” and provided 8 references.

President Clinton did mention Osama bin Laden, however, saying he “will continue to cooperate with you against terrorism and groups like Usama bin Ladin that train these people.”  And he was referring, I believe, to the Chechen rebels.

August 17, 1998.  Clinton admits “relationship with Miss Lewinsky that was not appropriate.” 

Youtube link to President Clinton’s speech.

 

 

August 17, 1998.  Washington Post article reports Bin Laden’s “electronic communications.”

Vincent Cannistraro, former head of the CIA’s counterintelligence unit, said he is aware of intercepted electronic communications among bin Laden associates in the aftermath of the embassy bombings in which they take credit for the attacks and exchange warm congratulations.

 

 

August 17, 1998.  Russia defaults on its debts. 

From the House report “RUSSIA’S ROAD TO CORRUPTION

The culmination of the Clinton administration’s fatally-flawed macroeconomic policy for Russia occurred in August 1998, when Russia’s default on its debts and devaluation of the ruble led to the nation’s total economic collapse. By all measurements, the disaster was worse than America’s Crash of 1929. The disaster that began on August 17,1998, spread immediately throughout Russia. Millions of ordinary men and women who had deposited their money in Russian banks lost everything. ATM and debit cards ceased to work. Dozens of banks became insolvent and disappeared. Angry depositors besieged Russian banks, only to learn they had been wiped out. Millions of senior citizens, whose meager pension income had been suspended for months, were cut off completely. When the dust finally settled in March 1999, the ruble–and with it, every Russian’s life savings—had lost fully 75% of its value.

 

August 20, 1998.  President Clinton launches missile strikes into Afghanistan and Sudan.  

From PBS:

In Afghanistan, approximately 70 cruise missiles hit three alleged bin Laden training camps. An estimated 24 people were killed. But if they wanted to kill bin Laden, they failed. Bin Laden was not at the camps when the bombs hit. In the Sudan, approximately 13 cruise missiles hit a pharmaceutical plant. The night watchman was killed.

Days later, in the streets of Khartoum, Sudanese President al-Bashir led an anti-US march.  Suddenly it seemed America was transformed from a victim of terrorism to an aggressor nation. (Emphasis mine).  And in the days following the bombing, the President’s National Security Advisor Samuel Berger faced a barrage of questions–especially on the Sudan attack. Reports quickly circulated that the Sudanese missile strike had hit a working pharmaceutical plant with no easily-proven link to bin Laden.

FRONTLINE questioned National Security Advisor Sandy Berger about the attacks and he claimed they were justified. “Well, I believe we had solid knowledge that this facility was associated with chemical weapons,” said Berger. But on the day immediately following the missile strike, Berger had said that the camp was “producing chemical weapons.” Berger and others had backed away from their initial assertions about the camp as more evidence emerged.

From the New York Times:

But while the Republican leadership rallied to support the raids, some members of Congress reacted suspiciously, noting that the action followed by three days Clinton’s acknowledgment to the public and a grand jury of his relationship with former intern Monica Lewinsky…

When Clinton’s motorcade abruptly left the borrowed estate where he was secluded with his wife and daughter, reporters and photographers who were idling at the entrance assumed that he was going to play golf. Instead Clinton made a brief dramatic appearance to announce the strikes. Clinton flew to Washington for his Oval Office address as Ms. Lewinsky was testifying for a second time before the grand jury here.

He gave the final go-ahead in a telephone conversation at 3 a.m. Thursday morning with National Security Adviser Samuel Berger.

Pentagon officials denied any plan to assassinate bin Laden, saying they intended only to damage his network.  (Emphasis mine).

The text I highlighted above in the PBS and New York Times articles makes the point I want to make, that the missile strikes only served the purpose of turning the perception of the U.S. from a victim of terrorism to one that would fire missiles haphazardly into Muslim areas.  I add that only 10 years earlier, May 1988, the USSR had finally withdrawn its troops from Afghanistan thanks to the backing of the Mujahideen and bin Laden by the United States.  So now we’re the bad guys.  That’s a pretty good trick orchestrated by Russian intelligence.  Russia’s role was revealed in Sater’s 5K1.1 Letter.

From Sater’s 5K1.1 Letter:  (Page 8)

The defendant, who was born in Russia, used his connections with several high-ranking Russian military or former military and KGB officers to provide the United States intelligence community with key information, particularly concerning the Middle East. Beginning in 1998, Sater was in frequent contact with a former high-ranking KGB officer and arms dealer who possessed information about potential threats to the United States emanating from Afghanistan and certain Central Asian republics. Sater relayed specific, detailed information to the Central Intelligence Agency FBI and other agencies from this individual.  In 1998, for instance, before he was arrested in connection with the case at issue, Sater passed on information that certain leaders of the Northern Alliance in Afghanistan wanted to resell Stinger missiles to the United States government. Sater even provided the serial numbers for each of the missiles. During the same period, Sater also passed on specific information about Osama Bin Laden, including what were believed to be Bin Laden’s satellite telephone numbers and information about who was supplying arms to Bin Laden.

Felix Sater said in a Statement released March 12, 2018:

“Information I provided, including the personal satellite telephone numbers of Osama bin Laden, was relevant to the bombing of Al Quaida training camps in 1998 by President Clinton.”

 

Now let’s muddy through some of this satellite phone reporting and the implications.

August 21, 1998. Washington Times article on Bin Laden’s communications, later cited in the 9/11 Commission as a “leak.”

From the 9/11 Commission (page 127):

“al Qaeda’s senior leadership had stopped using a particular means of communication almost immediately after a leak to the Washington Times.  This made it much more difficult for the National Security Agency to intercept his communications.”

The article they referenced was listed in a footnote as “see Martin Sieff, “Terrorist is Driven by Hatred for U.S., Israel, Washington Times August 21, 1998.'”  I can’t find the original link.   But below is a followup that the Washington Times wrote in 2018 after Sarah Sanders made her comment on the “leak”, where the Times points the finger back at the above August 17, 1998 Post article.  Got all that?

Washington Times:

In fact, for my book “The Terrorist Watch,” CIA officials told me that the agency believes it was an Aug. 17, 1998, Washington Post story that triggered bin Laden’s decision to stop using his satellite phone. The Aug. 17 Post story cited a claim by Vincent Cannistraro, a former CIA counterterrorism official from the late 1980s, that the United States was intercepting the phone calls of bin Laden’s associates.

If you want my thoughts, none of this reporting in 1998 is tipping Osama off about anything.  Time Magazine already reported on his satellite phone in December 1996, and al Qaeda had already shown that they were sophisticated enough to understand GPS tracking in March 1997 when they searched Peter Berger and his crew for tracking devices.  They all likely had communications training from the CIA when they were fighting the U.S.S.R.   They’re just not this stupid.  Now they couldn’t have moved around Afghanistan this easily without help, either, hiding from satellites, informants, and the NSA, which is where Felix Sater and Traitors in the U.S. Government come in.

I think the entire narrative of “Osama bin Laden stopped using his satellite phone after the August leak” is disinformation designed to cover the tracks of the Traitors in the U.S. Government.  Remember what Michael Scheuer said earlier, in December 1996, around the same time the Time Magazine article reported on bin Laden’s use of satellite phones?  He said “the Bin Laden unit learned of the availability of a communications conduit” and that “The other IC agency refused to exploit the conduit and threatened legal action against the Agency officer who advised of its existence.”   That’s obstruction, and it dates back to December 1996, at least.  He also said that from February 1996 to May 1998 that he tried to get actual transcripts of communication intercepts, but “the senior operations officer for an Intelligence Community component said that the National Security Act of 1947 gave her agency control of ‘raw’ signals intelligence, and that she would not pass such material to CIA.”  That’s obviously the NSA.  And since it dates back to 1996, and since Felix Sater began gathering evidence in 1998, what information did the NSA have on Osama bin Laden that they did not want to share with Michael Scheuer from 1996 until the August 1998 Embassy bombings, both provided by Felix Sater and not provided by Felix Sater?  I think these are fair questions.  If I’m wrong I’m wrong, but don’t hide the evidence.  It’s time to declassify everything about Osama bin Laden that doesn’t compromise “sources and methods.”  Don’t stand behind “National Security” AFTER the terrorist even happened and after bin Laden is dead and there’s good reason to believe that members of our government, including President Clinton, were involved with coordinating missile strikes in a manner that deliberately strengthened Osama bin Laden.  There’s a document from Turki bin Faisal that the government won’t release on “National Security” grounds.  I’ll get to it.

 

August 1998:  Scheuer gets raw intel, for a little while.

From Michael Scheuer

August 1998: After the bombing of two U.S.-based embassies in East Africa, the senior CIA managers asked what the Bin Laden unit needed most to enhance the attack against al-Qaeda. I again raised our dire need for verbatim reports derived from electronic collection. These senior managers ordered this to be arranged. After receiving less than a dozen such transcripts the process stopped. Despite repeated requests, I failed to get the flow of data restored. Also, tragically, no member of the Bin Laden unit was asked to testify before the State Department’s accountability boards for the 1998 bombings. This exclusion ensured that the systemic problems embedded in the Intelligence Community—which had become overwhelmingly clear before the 1998 al-Qaeda attacks—were not raised before the only pre-9/11 panel that might have been able to initiate remedial action.

John Brennan, at his confirmation hearing where he was confirmed as CIA Director in 2013, said the following about the August 20 missile strikes:

Youtube link to Brennan’s confirmation hearing:

I must point out Senator, that every single CIA manager, George Tenet, his Deputy, the head of Operations at the time, and other individuals, the chief of the counterterrorism center, argued against that operation as well, because it was not well-grounded in intelligence and its chances of success were minimal, and it was likely that other individuals were going to be killed.

And if everyone at the CIA was opposed to these missile strikes, that leaves Sandy Berger as the one who overrode their opinions.

 

 

September 1998.  Turki bin Faisal returns to Afghanistan after the U.S. missile strikes, and Mullah Omar now refuses to cooperate.  

From the Guardian:

In September 1998, Turki flew again to Afghanistan, this time to be robustly rebuffed. At that meeting, he was a changed man,” he says of Omar. “Much more reserved, sweating profusely. Instead of taking a reasonable tone, he said, ‘How can you persecute this worthy man who dedicated his life to helping Muslims?’” Turki says he warned Omar that what he was doing would harm the people of Afghanistan, and left. 

From Spiegel:  

SPIEGEL: The situation had taken a dramatic turn. In August, Al Qaeda terrorists blew up the US embassies in Kenya and Tanzania, and the US government launched bombing attacks on bin Laden’s training camps in Afghanistan. Did this change Mullah Omar’s position?

Turki: I had come to pressure him to go ahead with the extradition, and I encountered a completely transformed Omar. He was extremely nervous, perspired, and even screamed at me. He denied that he had promised us he would extradite bin Laden, and wanted nothing to do with a joint committee. He wanted to know what had possessed us to want to arrest such an illustrious holy warrior as Osama bin Laden! And why we didn’t prefer to free the world of the infidels! He was furious. I could not help but think that we might have been taking drugs. When he continued to insult Saudi Arabia and the royal family, I ended the meeting. I recommended that my government freeze its relations with the Taliban, and that’s exactly what happened.

As I mentioned previously, there is a document where Turki bin Faisal told the CIA everything he knew about Osama bin Laden and al Qaeda.  The government refused to release that document, as was reported by Florida Bulldog on September 11, 2019.

From Florida Bulldog:

…Turki said in 2002, “At the instruction of the senior Saudi leadership, I shared all the intelligence we had collected on bin Laden and al Qaeda with the CIA…”

No reference to a Turki interview appears in the Archives’ listings of 9/11 Commission documents.  In 2011, while researching our book The Eleventh Day, the authors queried the omission with the Archives. “I can neither confirm nor deny the existence of a Prince Turki Memorandum for the Record,” an archivist wrote then, “I can’t tell you, or I’d be revealing more than I’m allowed to…If we have an MFR for Prince Turki, it would also be withheld in full.”  The umbrella nature of the withholding – under which the public is not allowed to know whether a document on a subject even exists – is rare, usually invoked only in cases of national security.

Our appeal of the Archives’ response led – just weeks ago – to a communication revealing at last that a record of a Turki interview does exist. We are now told, though, that the State Department has determined that – because disclosure could “reasonably be expected to cause identifiable or describable damage to the national security” as well as to “confidential sources” – the interview “remains properly exempt from disclosure”. We intend to file a final appeal to the Information Security Oversight Office.

Do you really think that the national security of the United States is what’s being protected by the government’s refusal to release documents related to information gathered on Osama bin Laden and al Qaeda related to 9/11?

 

 

September 1998.  Felix Sater returns to the U.S. with Osama bin Laden’s phone numbers and stuff.

So after Felix Sater runs around Central Asia (likely the former Soviet Republics of Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, and Uzbekistan) talking to people who know al Qaeda and stuff, and after Osama bin Laden issues a fatwa against the United States and bombs two American Embassies, Felix returns to the United States in September 1998.

From Felix Sater’s Sentencing Document:

Felix delivered Bin Laden’s satellite phone numbers to the FBI in September 1998, after he voluntarily flew from Russia to the United States to surrender to authorities. Felix was later told by an FBI agent that the numbers were authentic.

I don’t see how Felix Sater isn’t greeted by the FBI as Public Enemy #1 after a timeline like the one I’ve laid out here unless the FBI was complicit with Russia in the plot to strengthen Osama bin Laden.  Where and when exactly did Felix Sater get Osama bin Laden’s satellite phone numbers?  When did Felix Sater give these numbers to the FBI and what did the FBI do with them?  Did the FBI get Osama bin Laden’s phone numbers before or after the August 7, 1998 Embassy bombings?”  “Sater contacted the FBI during this period and kept agents apprised of his activities overseas.”  How did the FBI know “the numbers were authentic?”  Lots of people need to answer lots of questions about this.  Declassify everything.  If I’m wrong, I’m wrong.  Prove it.

 

 

September 7, 1998.  Los Angeles Times reports again on Osama’s Satellite phones, and that the NSA has his voiceprint.

From the Washington Post:

Sept. 7, 1998, that a newspaper reported that the United States had intercepted his phone calls and obtained his voiceprint. U.S. authorities “used their communications intercept capacity to pick up calls placed by bin Laden on his Inmarsat satellite phone, despite his apparent use of electronic ‘scramblers,’ ” the Los Angeles Times reported. 

 

 

September 9, 1998.   Starr Report.  Mentions Whitewater only in passing. 

I would like to invite everyone to pull up the “Starr Report” and use your Control-F buttons on your keyboard to check my count.  Here’s what I get for the following words:

  • Lewinsky:  3093
  • Sex or sexual:   600
  • Oral:  98
  • Genitals or genitalia:  64
  • Whitewater:  4
  • Foster:  1

What can you say.  How obvious does it have to be?  4 years after Kenneth Starr took over for Robert Fiske on Whitewater, in August 1994, he’s got nothing on that, but it only took him 9 months to come up with a huge report on a blowjob.   Along the way Starr, along with the FBI, covered up and lied about the cause of death of Vince Foster 2.5 years after he took over.  Starr was even later brought in to thrown cold water on the Epstein flare-up and negotiate a “sweetheart deal” to keep Clinton out of trouble.  Along the way there were two investigations into Russian money laundering.  One was sabotaged by a Traitor;  one the FBI said let to let it roll and busted a few minor players later, never recovering the money.

And you know the rest, Clinton deliberately sort of perjures himself when all he had to do was take the 5th Amendment or simply admit that he had oral sex, when he already knew “the blue dress” was in evidence, but instead he went with option C:  A big, ugly, public Impeachment dominating the news cycle.  An Impeachment that had no hope of success but provided an epic distraction ending to the 90s, getting us back to where I started this article remembering the mass media daze, where Starr was overreaching, and Clinton wasn’t so bad after all.

P.S.

Here’s Starr’s use of the word “Whitewater.”

  • Page 15-  The allegations with respect to Mr. Jordan and the job search were similar to ones already under review in the ongoing Whitewater investigation.
  • Page 17-  OIC investigators and prosecutors recognized parallels between Mr. Jordan’s relationship with Ms. Lewinsky and his earlier relationship with a pivotal Whitewater Madison figure, Webster L. Hubbell. 
  • Page 67- Q: Mr. President, . . . . [m]any Americans woke up to the news today that the Whitewater independent counsel is investigating an allegation that you . . . encouraged a young woman to lie to lawyers in the Paula Jones civil suit. Is there any truth to that allegation?
  • Page 151- “Didn’t the President talk to you about Monica’s name coming up in those cases [Whitewater or Jones v. Clinton]?”

Foster is mentioned as “Vince Foster Former Deputy White House Counsel,” under a list of “Lawyers and Judges.” (Page 13).

END

 

The DEA’s obstruction of a mother’s investigation of a 1987 double homicide highlights the criminal relationship between Bill Clinton, George H. W. Bush, and the CIA

I have seen it reported where Linda Ives, understandably, does not want her son’s death used for any political purpose.  This is not my purpose.  Nor is it my purpose to become involved in the details of her son’s murder and “the government’s” subsequent cover-up of that murder.  Her attorney, David Lewis, already did an excellent job of that. 

THE DILEMMA FOR PLAINTIFF, LINDA IVES

  1. It is difficult for the public to accept that the government of the United States and state of Arkansas, would be involved in the murder of two boys and/or cover up the murder of these boys in order to also cover up for cocaine trafficking by the same governments.  It seemingly involves too many people from both political parties, and is so far against American values for us to believe.  So public awareness is not on her side.  I hope to change that.
  2. If you assume the allegations are true, involving both major parties and both the United States government and government of Arkansas, their obstruction would be a huge obstacle to overcome without public demand.

Linda Ives Lawsuit

Plaintiff has been trying for the last 29 years (now 32) to learn how her son was killed, why and by whom and has been met with stonewalling at every tum. Plaintiff is trying by this action to learn how her son was killed, by whom, and how and why, how and by whom his cause of death was covered up.

Plaintiff believes the only reason she has not received adequate responses is that an adequate response would show crimes by government officials and would expose them and government agencies to suits for damages. Plaintiff will prove that there has been a massive cover-up by federal, state and county officials.

 

My purpose is to provide for the plaintiff and the public the overwhelming evidence of crime in our government which preceded the murders of Don Henry and Ken Ives, which the release of the documents to Linda Ives would expose to some extent.  In order for the reader to have a proper understanding of our government’s criminal history, I will present facts and “allegations” in chronological order along with events that are not crimes, such as elections and other changes in government administration.   

One of the more unsettling concepts that this timeline suggests is that the same people who profit from defense contracts and arms sales also control the terrorist networks that initiate the “dynamic events” (citing Erik Prince for that term) that form the basis for military actions and arms sales.  I will not try to develop that theory, or any other theories for that matter, although I will make a few notes and observations along the way.    

Point being, the murders of Don Henry and Ken Ives are commonly referred to as being related to “IranContra,” which is certainly true, but it’s much, much larger than that, as this timeline will illustrate.  This whole mess involves Iran, Israel, Saudi Arabia, Pakistan, the Mujahideen and the Contras, just for starters.  It involves the Republican and Democratic parties.  It involves drug trafficking, arms trafficking, terrorism, assassinations, and likely child sex trafficking.  It involves Christians, Jews, and Muslims. 

Again, I’m not going to develop any of those points.  You can think I’m crazy if you want, I don’t care.  Read it and make up your own mind.  If you’re one of those types who believe that only the Republicans, or the Democrats, or whoever it is are the only ones commit any crimes in our government, so be it.  There’s plenty in here for any of you.

There is only one thing I want you to believe.  Something very rotten lies at the core of the reason the DEA will not release the information Linda Ives asked for.  

To familiarize you with “The Boys on the Tracks,” as they’ve come to be known, based on the title of a book written by Mara Leverill And available here:   I’ll start with a the video “Obstruction of Justice” which summarizes the situation surrounding the murders.  Then I’ll summarize Linda Ive’s lawsuit a bit.  Then I’ll reference some reporting from Arkansas in 2018 about the government’s refusal to turn over documents to Linda Ives.  Finally my research in timeline format in support of the release of documents requested.

VIDEO- “Obstruction of Justice.”

Don Henry and Kevin Ives were murdered and their murders were covered up, period.   That’s not “conspiracy theory” to the people of Saline County, Arkansas.  It’s what they know.  The above video is a must watch to hear their story.

Linda Ives Lawsuit

https://arktimes.com/arkansas-blog/2016/08/26/the-boys-on-the-tracks-are-back

On August 24, 2016, Linda Ives filed suit against the CIA, DIA, DOJ, DHS, DEA, USAO, USDOS, Arkansas State Police, Bryant Police Department, and the Saline County Sheriff’s Office.

Attorney David Lewis For Linda Ives did an excellent job laying that the governments of Arkansas and The United States are concealing criminal activity of government officials.

Some of the information contained in the lawsuit, from various sources, summarized as follows:  (any errors in the summary are mine).   Read it yourself though.

  • Medical Examiner Fahmy Malik falsified his autopsy report on the murders of Don Henry and Ken Ives.
  • The area where the boys were found by the train tracks was known locally to be a drop for drugs.
  • Saline County officials refused to consider a statement by Sharline Wilson providing key firsthand  information implicating other Saline County officials in the coverup.
  • US Attorney General Edwin Meese, among other government officials, had received a bribe directly from Barry Seal.
  • IRS agent Bill Duncan testified that US Attorney Asa Hutchinson covered up evidence of money laundering involving the Mena, Arkansas drug operation.
  • Around $100 Million a month in cocaine moved through Mena, Arkansas, the largest drug smuggling operation in the United States.
  • Much of the cocaine money was laundered through the Arkansas Development and Finance Authority created by Bill Clinton.
  • Much of the cocaine was later sold in Los Angeles as reported by Gary Webb of the San Jose Mercury News.
  • A large amount of evidence demonstrating that the CIA was using the cocaine proceeds to fund the Contras in Nicaragua. 
  • Money was paid from the Arkansas Development and Finance Authority to the Rose Law Firm.
  • William Casey said that Bill Clinton was “No. 1 on the short list” to be President if he didn’t “**** up.”

 

REPORTING BY LINDA SATTER

Agency ordered to disclose parts of files in ‘boys on the tracks’ case; 2 Arkansas teens found dead in ’87.  August 13, 1980.

He (Chief U.S. District Judge Brian Miller) said two documents — one a report of investigation prepared May 4, 1983, and another a report of investigation prepared Jan. 24, 1995 — were “directly related” to Ives’ request. He said the DEA withheld the entire documents, citing exemptions to the Freedom of Information Act that limit disclosure of documents that will invade privacy, reveal the identity of confidential sources, circumvent the law and place people at risk of harm…

He wrote that in her Freedom of Information Act request, Ives asked for “all records, recordings, documents and emails, unredacted, relevant to the death of Kevin Ives,” and sought “all records, recordings, documents and emails regarding Mena Airport drug trafficking as they relate to Barry Seal.”…

In response, Miller said, the department “searched for information relevant to Kevin Ives, but did not search for information relevant to Mena drug trafficking and Barry Seal.”

 

The DEA pushed back against releasing these documents even after Judge Miller issued his ruling that the DEA improperly withheld information from Linda Ives.

Arkansas mom’s motion in bid to unseal files says DEA hiding crimes.  August 18, 2018.  

While the DEA claimed all the withheld information was exempt from disclosure, Miller said his review, in response to a federal lawsuit Ives filed, showed that the agency didn’t provide Ives with “all reasonably segregable information.”

He ordered the agency to submit to his court by Friday a proposed method of redacting the exempt parts from the non-exempt parts. He said he would review the DEA’s proposal and then decide to either release the information as the DEA suggests or come up with his own method of segregating out the protected information, and give the DEA a chance to object.

On Tuesday, however, the DEA asked him to reconsider, arguing that the release of the information could endanger confidential informants or law enforcement agents even decades after the reports were written. The DEA appears to contend that the confidential information is too entwined with any nonconfidential information to be adequately segregated.

Lewis scoffed at that suggestion, arguing Friday, “It is much more likely that the government wants to conceal this report because it shows that the government was engaged in illegal trafficking of guns and narcotics which would be politically embarrassing and would require criminal prosecutions of government employees.”

 

BEGINNING OF THE TIMELINE

1969.  Bill Clinton Sexual Assault at Oxford.

Bill Clinton Oxford 1968.

Snopes calls this allegation “unproven.”

My thoughts:  Look, you go to Oxford as a Rhodes Scholar, and don’t finish for whatever reason, then an FBI agent supposedly writes about a sexual assault, it’s worth noting.

Or as the Independent writes:

The most famous former Rhodes scholar is Bill Clinton, who arrived at Oxford in October 1968, stayed a year, smoked dope “without inhaling” and came away without completing his degree.

In a court of law, yes Bill Clinton would get the benefit of the doubt here.  As far as this analysis goes, with all the history that is to come on Clinton assaulting women, he’s guilty.  This event looks like a coverup involving intelligence agencies that Bill Clinton would later be beholden to, a very important point when the CIA is later trafficking cocaine through Arkansas while he is governor.  Even if you dismiss this one allegation, it’s one of a great number of allegations about Bill Clinton, sexual assault, cocaine use, and the large amount of deaths that follow him around.   There is a ton of “Kompromat” on Bill Clinton for sure.  It just looks to me like 1969 is the point where it started, but pick another one if you like.

 

 

May 16, 1972.   George Wallace Is Shot, Legs Paralyzed;  Suspect Seized at Laurel, Maryland Rally.

George Wallace was a racist.  As his daughter said on July 31, 2019:  “The two greatest motivators at (Dad’s) rallies were fear and hate,” Wallace Kennedy said. “There was no policy solution, just white middle-class anger.”  

Now, that said, George Wallace was well on his way to becoming President of the United States in 1972.  A busing controversy began in January of 1972, and Wallace dominated the issue in the Democratic primaries.

As Britannica reported,

“in January 1972 a U.S. District Court judge merged school districts in Richmond, Va., and ordered that students be bused to achieve racial balance.  Gov. George Wallace of Alabama, an opponent of federally ordered integration, entered the Florida primary and focused squarely on the issue. Florida Gov. Reubin Askew campaigned statewide against having an antibusing referendum placed on the presidential primary ballot by the Florida legislature.  As the race grew more intense, political observers began to doubt that, with 11 names on the Democratic ballot, anyone could win a clear victory. George Wallace proved them wrong by taking 42 percent of Florida’s statewide vote and nearly all of the 81 delegates to the Democratic national convention.

Muskie, with 9 percent, lost his front-runner status. McGovern, who had written off Florida early, finished with 6 percent.

Note that McGovern, with only 6% in Florida at the time the busing issue began, would be the eventual Democratic nominee.

On the day Wallace was shot in Maryland, the Washington Post reported that he was expected to win in Michigan and Maryland.  Wallace was winning Democratic primaries from the South, to New England, to the Rust Belt.

Racism aside, Wallace’s “anti-busing” stand was also “anti-Federal Government.”  There was another extremely unpopular Federal government policy in 1972, the Vietnam War.  All the Democrat candidates criticized it, Wallace included.  A heavy bombing campaign in North Vietnam was underway in April, 1972, a month before Wallace was shot.  President Nixon said he didn’t want Vietnam to be an issue in his 1972 re-election bid.  

If Wallace had won the Democratic nomination, he would have ran to the right of Nixon on race and busing, and to the left of Nixon on Vietnam.  He was a savvy politician who cared about winning, not any party platform.  According to Wallace, “There’s not a dime’s worth of difference between the Republicans and Democrats.”  Between the anti-busing and anti-war sentiments, Wallace would have easily defeated Nixon, in my opinion, even without the aid of another issue brewing in 1972, which surfaced in a Grand Jury Indictment 3 weeks after Wallace was shot.

From the indictment:

“The June 5, 1972 Grand Jury has heard evidence that has led it to return the indictment being submitted herewith.  It has also heard evidence that it regards as having a material bearing on matters that are within the primary jurisdiction of the House of Representatives Committee on the Judiciary in its present investigation to determine whether sufficient grounds exist for the House of Representatives to exercise its constitutional power to impeach Richard M. Nixon, President of the United States.”

 

 

July 1, 1972.  Barry Seal arrested in New Orleans with explosives bound for anti-Castro Cubans in Mexico.

Seal arrested

From Spartacus Educational:

On 1st July, 1972, Barry Seal was arrested in New Orleans and accused of sending C4 explosives to anti-Castro Cubans in Mexico. A DC-4 was seized at the Shreveport Regional Airport loaded with almost seven tons of plastic C-4 explosives, 7,000 feet of explosive primer cord and 2,600 electric blasting caps. 

 

 

November 1972.  Richard Nixon defeats George McGovern.

Shortly after the election, from Craig Unger’s House of Bush; House of Saud, which you can buy here:

House of Bush, House of Saud

Unger, Page 41 (I will quote the above book several times in this format)

In 1972, after his landslide reelection, President Nixon ordered a housecleaning based on one criterion— loyalty.  “Eliminate everyone except George Bush,” Nixon told his domestic affairs adviser John Ehrlichman.  “Bush will do anything for our cause.”

Interesting.

 

September 4, 1973.  William Colby becomes CIA Director.

William Colby

Wikipedia page on William Colby

 

 

September 11, 1973.   United States backs coup d’état in Chile.

Pictured above are Henry Kissinger and Augusto Pinochet.

From Wikipedia: 

Pinochet assumed power in Chile following a United States-backed coup d’état on 11 September 1973 that overthrew the democratically elected socialist Unidad Popular government of President Salvador Allende and ended civilian rule. 

Following his rise to power, Pinochet persecuted leftists, socialists, and political critics, resulting in the executions of from 1,200 to 3,200 people, the internment of as many as 80,000 people and the torture of tens of thousands. According to the Chilean government, the number of executions and forced disappearances was 3,095.  

 

 

September 18, 1973:  American journalist Charles Horman executed in Chile; 

September 22, 1973:  American student Frank Teruggi executed in Chile; US Intelligence involved.

 

Pictured above are Charles Horman and Frank Teruggi, from left to right.

From The Guardian:

A court ruling released late on Monday (in 2014) said a former US navy captain, Ray Davis, gave information to Chilean officials about journalist Charles Horman and student Frank Teruggi that led to their arrest and execution days after the coup that brought General Augusto Pinochet to power.

Horman, 31, a freelance journalist and film-maker, was arrested on 17 September 1973. A national truth commission formed after the Pinochet dictatorship ended said Horman was executed the next day while in the custody of Chilean state security agents. The commission said Teruggi, a 24-year-old university student, was executed on 22 September.

Here is a link to the Charles Horman Truth Foundation.  

 

 

October 10, 1973.  Spiro Agnew resigns as Vice President of the United States; is replaced by Gerald Ford.

Spirow Agnew.jpg

 

 

Early 1974.  Operation Condor begins.

From Wikipedia:

A declassified CIA document dated 23 June 1976, explains that “in early 1974, security officials from Argentina, Chile, Uruguay, Paraguay, and Bolivia met in Buenos Aires to prepare coordinated actions against subversive targets.”

The National Security Archive reported, “Founded by the Pinochet regime in November 1975, Operation Condor was the codename for a formal Southern Cone collaboration that included transnational secret intelligence activities, kidnapping, torture, disappearance and assassination, according to the National Security Archive’s documentary evidence from U.S., Paraguayan, Argentine, and Chilean files.”

The State Department briefing for Kissinger mentioned awareness of Operation Condor’s plans to conduct possible operations in France and Portugal – a matter that would be prove to be extremely controversial later in Condor’s history.

 

 

August 8, 1974.  President Nixon Resigns, is replaced by Gerald Ford.  Nelson Rockefeller becomes Vice President.

Nixon resigns August 8, 1974.jpeg

 

 

December 22, 1974:  Seymour Hersh and New York Times report CIA abuses that lead to the Rockefeller Commission, Church Committee, and Pike Committee.

Seymour Hersh NY Times .jpg

From the New York Times:

The Central Intelligence Agency, directly violating its charter, conducted a massive, illegal domestic intelligence operation during the Nixon Administration against the antiwar movement and other dissident groups in the United States, according to well‐placed Government sources.  An extensive investigation by The New York Times has established that intelligence files on at least 10,000 American citizens were maintained by a special unit of the C.I.A. that was reporting directly to Richard Helms, then the Director of Central Intelligence and now the Ambassador to Iran.  

The disclosure of alleged illegal, C.I.A. activities is the first, possible connection to rumors that have been circulating in Washington for some time. A number of mysterious burglaries and incidents have come to light since the break in at Democratic party headquarters in the Watergate complex on June 17, 1972. 

Some sources also reported that there was widespread paper shredding at the agency shortly after Mr. Schlesinger began to crack down on the C.I.A.’s operations.  

The legislation setting up the C.I.A. makes the director “responsible for protecting intelligence sources and methods from unauthorized disclosure.”

Professor Ransom said that his research of the Congressional debate at the time the C.I.A. was set up makes clear that Congress expressed concern over any police state tactics and intended to avoid the possibility. Professor Ransom quoted one member as having said during floor debate, “We don’t want a Gestapo.”

The CIA was established by Congress in the National Security Act of 1947.   

 

 

1.4.75.  President Ford establishes The United States President’s Commission on CIA Activities within the United States, otherwise known as Rockefeller Commission, to investigate abuses.  Dick Cheney edits the report.

Nelson Rockefeller with President Gerald Ford in an undated photo, via NSA archives.

From National Security Archive:

Emphasis in italics is mine.

The Gerald Ford White House significantly altered the final report of the supposedly independent 1975 Rockefeller Commission investigating CIA domestic activities, over the objections of senior Commission staff, according to internal White House and Commission documents posted today by the National Security Archive at The George Washington University (www.nsarchive.org).  The changes included removal of an entire 86-page section on CIA assassination plots and numerous edits to the report by then-deputy White House Chief of Staff Richard Cheney… 

President Gerald R. Ford himself had a key role in triggering the investigations, inadvertently but artlessly revealing the fact of CIA involvement in plotting assassinations during a meeting with press editors.

Meanwhile at the White House, Cheney led the way in “editing” the Rockefeller report—including suppressing the assassinations section. The final draft of the full report contained a brief passage noting that President Ford had asked the panel to investigate the assassination plots after its inquiry began, that the staff had not been able to complete the investigation, and that Ford had then asked that assassinations material be turned over to him. The Cheney edit inserted doubts by adding that it was unclear whether assassinations fell within the scope of the Commission’s mandate, thus resurrecting jurisdictional issues which had previously been resolved.  The revised language also reduced President Ford to a bit player—asserting only that he had “concurred” in the panel’s decision to investigate rather than that he had revealed the existence of CIA plotting and then been obliged to modify the Commission’s terms of reference to include an investigation of the matter.

 

 

January 27, 1975.  The Church Committee is established.

Frank Church

From Wikipedia:

Before the release of the final report, the committee also published an interim report titled “Alleged Assassination Plots Involving Foreign Leaders”,  which investigated alleged attempts to assassinate foreign leaders, including Patrice Lumumba of Zaire, Rafael Trujillo of the Dominican Republic, Ngo Dinh Diem of Vietnam, Gen. René Schneider of Chile and Fidel Castro of Cuba…

In addition, the committee produced seven case studies on covert operations, but only the one on Chile was released, titled “Covert Action in Chile: 1963-1973”.  The rest were kept secret at CIA’s request.

According to recently declassified documents by the National Security Archive, the Church Committee also helped to uncover the NSA’s Watch List. 

 

 

April, 1975.  “Operation Babylift”

From Wikipedia:

(Robert) Macauley first became involved in major charitable efforts following the Tan Son Nhut C-5 accident in April 1975, in which a United States Air Force Lockheed C-5 Galaxy carrying South Vietnamese orphans as part of Operation Babylift, crashed on landing killing more than 150 and leaving 175 survivors, many of them among the 2,000 children awaiting transportation to the United States in the days before Fall of Saigon to North Vietnamese forces later that month. When he learned that it would take more than a week to evacuate the surviving orphans due to the lack of military transport planes, Macauley chartered a Boeing 747 from Pan American World Airways and arranged for 300 orphaned children to leave the country, paying for the trip by mortgaging his house.   

Macauley… attended Phillips Academy and then Yale University, where he shared a room with George H. W. Bush.  Macauley founded Americares in 1982…

 

 

August 4, 1975.   Pike Committee established.

Otis Pike
Otis Pike (D- N.Y.)

From National Security Archive:

The Ford administration came close to igniting a constitutional showdown with Congress more than 40 years ago over demands by a House panel known as the Pike Committee for evidence of possible abuses by the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA). At the height of congressional pushback against the “imperial presidency” in the mid-1970s, Representative Otis G. Pike’s investigation, which paralleled Senator Frank Church’s simultaneous inquiry, raised fears at the CIA and the White House about secret activities coming to light but also about setting precedents for Congress’s right of access to Executive Branch information.

The CIA had tried to impose controls on all the investigations in the form of exacting agreements on the handling of classified information. To a large extent it had succeeded with the presidential commission (the Rockefeller Commission) and the Senate inquiry (the Church Committee), but the previous HSC had been derailed precisely because of the impression of collusion between the CIA and the committee. Pike was not about to fall into that trap.

 

 

September 5, 1975.  Assassination attempt on President Ford.

From SF Gate:

On Sept. 5, 1975, Charles Manson groupie Lynette “Squeaky” Fromme had tried to fire at Ford on the state Capitol grounds in Sacramento as he walked from the Senator Hotel across L Street to a meeting with then-Gov. Jerry Brown.

Nelson Rockefeller, who unsuccessfully sought the Republican presidential nomination in 1960, 1964, and 1968, would have become President.

 

September 12, 1975.  Memo to Donald Rumsfeld on the Church and Pike Committees expressing concern over the Pike and Church Committees.  

From National Security Archive:

BACKGROUND

One of the most serious fallouts from Watergate was that the intelligence community became a topic for Congressional investigation, public and press debate.   Starting with CIA links to Watergate, the issue has expanded to:

  • …CIA involvement in domestic affairs
  • …Questions of illegal or improper behavior such as assassinations
  • …Disregard of Presidential Orders (the toxins case)
  • …Poor management of resources and duplication of effort.

The President’s response to date has been to appoint the Rockefeller Commission to look at those situations in which the CIA violated the prohibition on domestic activities.

 

 

September 22, 1975.   Memo to William Colby that Congress has subpoena power over CIA Documents.

From National Security Archive:

In this sober 31-page legal memo, Special Counsel to the Director of Central Intelligence, Mitchell Rogovin and Paul Reichler warn that if the Pike Committee goes to court, “there does not appear to be any realistic way in which the Agency can come out the winner.” After a thorough legal analysis, Rogovin and Reichler conclude that, “If the House Select Committee on Intelligence goes to court to enforce its subpoena, it is a virtual certainty that the court will assume jurisdiction of the case.” Worse still for the Executive, the memo stresses that, “If the Committee goes to court, there is an excellent chance that it will persuade the court to enforce its subpoena. The Committee would have no trouble demonstrating that the information it is seeking is relevant, and possibly even essential, to its performance of the duties assigned to it by the House of Representatives.

 

September 22, 1975.  Another assassination attempt on President Ford.

Ford assassination attempt Sarah Jane Moore

From SF Gate: 

But for some quick action, Gerald R. Ford’s presidency, and his life, could have ended amid gunshots outside San Francisco’s St. Francis Hotel on the afternoon of Sept. 22, 1975.

As Ford emerged from the historic Union Square hotel’s Post Street entrance at 3:30 p.m. after addressing a World Affairs Council audience, he paused before getting into his limousine to wave to the crowd across the street.

In a flash, two shots rang out. The first narrowly missed the 38th president of the United States and the second was deflected by a bystander who grabbed at the arm of the shooter, a 45-year-old middle class housewife, dabbler in extremist politics and FBI informant named Sara Jane Moore.

 

 

January 30, 1976.  President Ford replaces William Cohen with George Bush as CIA director.

Bush 1976

 

 

February 18, 1976.  Executive Order 11905 by Gerald Ford.

Executive Order 11905

Under pressure from Congress, President Ford signed Executive Order 11905, which is commonly referenced as having prohibited assassinations.  Not exactly. 

Prohibition of Assassination.  No employee of the United States Government shall engage in, or conspire to engage in, political assassination.”  Note the qualifier “political.”

There’s also some other important text in Executive Order 11905: 

“(A) Protection by lawful means against disclosure by present or former employees of the Central Intelligence Agency or persons, or employees of persons or organizations, presently or formerly under contract with the Agency.”  It looks like this text will be used as a basis to destroy documents later.

 

 

May 20, 1976.  Draft Letter from William Barr on behalf of George Bush, referencing Executive Order 11905, on resumption of records destruction by CIA.

Bush Barr 1976

Excerpts from Barr’s letter via muckrock.

The purpose of this letter is to advise you that it is our intention to proceed with destruction of records, now that the Select Committee has completed its investigation and issued its final report. We have so advised Senator Church…

Along with the backlog of routine administrative records, the Agency will destroy records which were collected and maintained by the Agency and which were subject to investigation by the Rockefeller Commission and the Select Committee. The Agency is required to destroy much of this latter material by the Privacy Act of 1974 (P.L. 931579) and by Executive Order 11905…

I trust you agree that this action is now necessary and appropriate.

Sincerely,

George Bush

Director

 

 

September 16, 1976.  Secretary of State Henry Kissinger rescinds the delivery of a warning to Operation Condor nations against assassinations.

From National Security Archive:

Only five days before a car bomb planted by agents of the Pinochet regime rocked downtown Washington D.C. on September 21, 1976, Secretary of State Henry Kissinger rescinded instructions sent to, but never implemented by, U.S. ambassadors in the Southern Cone to warn military leaders there against orchestrating “a series of international murders,” declassified documents obtained and posted by the National Security Archive revealed today. 

“We know now what happened: The State Department initiated a timely effort to thwart a ‘Murder Inc’ in the Southern Cone, and Kissinger, without explanation, aborted it,” (Peter) Kornbluh said. “The Kissinger cancellation on warning the Condor nations prevented the delivery of a diplomatic protest that conceivably could have deterred an act of terrorism in Washington D.C.”

 

September 21, 1976.  Orlando Letelier, former Chilean foreign minister, and his 26-year old American colleague, Ronni Karpen Moffitt, are assassinated in Washington D.C. by a car bomb.

Pictured are Ronni Moffitt, the bombed car, and Henry Kissinger shaking hands with Orlando Letelier.

From Global Research:

 In early fall of 1976, after a Chilean government assassin had killed a Chilean dissident (Letelier) and an American woman with a car bomb in Washington, D.C., George H.W. Bush’s CIA leaked a false report clearing Chile’s military dictatorship and pointing the FBI in the wrong direction.

 

January 20, 1977.  Jimmy Carter is inaugurated as the 39th President of the United States. 

Jimmy Carter inaugurated 1977

 

1977.  Operation Condor in Argentina involves kidnapping babies and children.

General Videla
Jorge Rafael Videla

From BBC, 2005:

In Argentina, efforts are also continuing to delve into the origins of Operation Condor – so far, with just as little success.

Gen Jorge Rafael Videla, who led the country’s military junta from 1976 to 1981, is under house arrest in connection with separate inquiries involving accusations of illegal adoptions of children born to women detainees.

However, he has refused to give evidence to a judge who is leading investigations into Operation Condor in Argentina, and attempts to try him for involvement have so far come to nothing.

From Christian Science Monitor, 2012:

From 1976 to 1983 an estimated 500 babies were stolen and secretly integrated and adopted into families of right-wing military members and their allies as part of a sweeping program that brutally targeted left-wing militants and sympathizers during the military junta’s seven-year rule.

Bringing, perhaps, a fragment of closure to that era, a former Argentine dictator, Jorge Videla, was convicted yesterday for his role in the program. Mr. Videla, who headed the coup that brought the military to power in 1976, was sentenced to 50 years in prison.

“The women giving birth, who I respect as mothers, were militants who were active in the machine of terror,” he said at the end of the trial.

Note:  Like I’ve said before, Epstein’s network didn’t spring magically to life when Epstein bought Little St. James Island in 1998.  I think this is a big clue.  

 

 

March 9, 1977.  President Carter replaces George Bush with Stansfield Turner as CIA Director.

Stansfield Turner
Admiral Stansfield Turner

 

 

7.11.77.  Jimmy Carter intervenes with Congress on Bert Lance’s behalf

Bert Lance

The BCCI Affair:  Via Federation of American Scientists:

Jimmy Carter asked the Congress to suspend ethics rules that would have forced Lance to sell 190,000 shares of stock he owned in National Bank of Georgia. He based his request on the ground that Lance would lose $1.6 million if he was forced to sell, because the bank’s stock was depressed. Weeks of bad publicity followed, as well as an investigation by the Office of the Comptroller of Lance’s Georgia banks which found “unsafe and unsound” banking practices at NBG and the other banks, but no criminal behavior by Lance.

BCCI later became an international clearinghouse for terrorism, money laundering, drug trafficking, arms trafficking, and who knows what else.  The investigation was obstructed.  It all started with Bert Lance in 1977, who gave the criminal organization a banking beachhead in the United States.

Time Magazine Cover B.C.C.I.

As Unger wrote, Pages 30-32

After taking office in 1977, Carter had appointed his close friend Bert Lance, the CEO of the National Bank of Georgia (NBG), as director of the Office of Management and Budget (OMB)…

Lance had financed much of Carter’s electoral campaign through overdrafts at NBG, and now that he was in the glare of the Washington spotlight, those transactions had come under scrutiny…

An investigation and trial later found Lance innocent, but his reputation was devastated.  In September 1977, only a few months after he had taken over at OMB, he resigned.   Lance was heavily in debt and unemployed.  He just had one thing going for him:  he was still close friends with the president of the United States.

October 1977 (emphasis mine)

In October, just weeks after his resignation, Lance met with Agha Hasan Abedi, the Pakistani founder of the Bank of Credit and Commerce International, or BCCI.  At the time, BCCI was said to be the fastest growing bank in the world.  Its assets had grown from $200 million to more than $2 billion in 1977.  As a bank friendly to Muslim concerns, BCCI was perfectly positioned to take advantage of the petrodollars flowing into the Middle East in the wake of the OPEC oil embargo…

“You cannot be a global bank, an international bank, without some sort of presence in the United States,” Lance told BCCI founder Abedi… Desperate to sell his stock, Lance had just the thing in mind- a modest Southern bank, namely, the National Bank of Georgia.

On December 20, Lance announced he was selling his NBG stock to Pharoan for $2.4 million at $20 a share- twice what it had been worth only a few weeks earlier.

 

Agh Hasan Abedi and Jimmy Carter
President Carter and Agha Hasan Abedi 

 

 

October 1977.  Iranian Revolution begins.

From Wikipedia:

Iranian Revolution begins.  Demonstrations against the Shah commenced in October 1977, developing into a campaign of civil resistance that included both secular and religious elements, and which intensified in January 1978.

 

October 31, 1977.  Stansfeld Turner lays off CIA agents in what he described as a turf war.

From the Washington Post:

Despite the facts, Turner says the press and public were deliberately misled by current and former agency employees into believing that he was actually firing 820 people. “What was really behind the outcries,” writes Turner, “was outrage at my challenging the traditional independence of the espionage branch. If I could summarily reduce the size of the espionage branch, I might next begin to supervise what it did.  The cry was over power and turf.”

Craig Unger described how this conflict within the CIA affected President Carter’s administration.

Unger, Page 50

“Certainly the CIA itself saw Bush as a favorite son.  Jimmy Carter’s appointment of Stansfield Turner as CIA director had angered hundreds of agents.  In October 1977, Turner eliminated 820 surplus CIA personnel, many of whom had been counterintelligence officers.  “You can’t imagine the tremendous anger against the Carter administration in the military and intelligence apparatus,” says Susan Clough, Carter’s personal secretary.  “Emotions had been boiling for years.” 

Widely hailed as the most popular director of Central Intelligence since Allen Dulles, Bush had enormous support with the Agency.  As the campaign got under way, Reagan-Bush posters appeared all over CIA headquarters in Langley, Virginia, many cut in the middle with only the right side, the Bush side, on display.

 

November 15, 1977.  Iranian students riot at White House against the Shah of Iran.  Tear gas is used while Jimmy Carter is speaking.

Shah of Iran

Shah of Iran November 15, 1977 riots

2.17.78.  Financial General Bankshares sues Bert Lance, BCCI, and Systematics.  William Barr and Hillary Clinton are involved in legal representation of the parties.

From conservapedia:

By then Lance had left the Carter administration, and he and Jackson Stephens joined together to help BCCI in a hostile takeover of Financial General Bankshares. Financial General filed a lawsuit on February 17 and named “Bert Lance, Bank of Credit & Commerce International, Agha Hasan Abedi, Eugene J. Metzger, Jackson Stephens, Stephens Inc., Systematics Inc. and John Does numbers 1 through 25.” B. Francis Saul II, chairman of Financial General Bankshares, was represented by William Barr.  Systematics was represented by C.J. Giroir, Webster Hubbell, and Hillary Rodham Clinton of the Rose Law Firm of Little Rock…

So Stephens, with the help of Bert Lance and others, brought in BCCI to wrest control of the bank from that group, and to put it into the hands of friendlier partners. By 1978 there were lawsuits, and Stephens’ software firm Systematics was represented by Joseph Giroir, Hillary Rodham Clinton, and Vince Foster of the Rose Law Firm in 1978…

Systematics for many years had been laundering covert funds for the CIA and the intelligence community – legally at the time, as well.

Hillary Clinton was the intellectual property lawyer for Systematics.   Part of this “intellectual property” would involve a banking transaction software system based on the stolen PROMIS software.

 

Jackson Stephens
Jackson Stephens, Banker, Little Rock, Arkansas

I won’t try to get deep into Hillary Clinton’s involvement, but suffice to say that there was definitely an Arkansas connection to both BCCI and Systematics.  The PROMIS software came to be subject of a Special Counsel investigation later (and it was a coverup).  BCCI was investigated by Congress (obstructed as well).  I said at the beginning of this article that I believed Bill Clinton was beholden to intelligence agencies going back to 1969.  I think by 1978 we can add Hillary Clinton to the list as well, considering the criminal nature of BCCI (“bank of CIA”)  and Systematics PROMIS software (a big scandal in he DOJ).  It’s not like the CIA just threw a dart at a map and picked Arkansas to run cocaine through.

 

 

April, 1978.  Juanita Broaddrick assaulted by Bill Clinton.  

Clinton Broaddrick 1978

NY Times article on the assault.

Juanita Broaddrick meets Bill Clinton.  Later Juanita is assaulted in a hotel room by Bill Clinton, then the Attorney General of Arkansas.  This assault didn’t become public until 1992.

The allegation was passed on to reporters for The Los Angeles Times and The New York Times in the waning days of the 1992 Presidential campaign. Regarding it as the kind of toxic waste traditionally dumped just before Election Day, both newspapers passed on the story — that a nursing-home executive had been sexually assaulted in 1978 by Bill Clinton, then the Attorney General of Arkansas.

And Mrs. Broaddrick denied the encounter in an affidavit in January 1998 in the Paula Jones case, in which she was known only as ”Jane Doe No. 5.” Through all those years, she refused to come forward. When pressed by the Jones lawyers, she denied the allegation. And now, she has recanted that denial.

 

April 27, 1978.   Soviet-backed Saur Revolution in Afghanistan.

From Wikipedia:

The Saur Revolution, also called the April Revolution or April Coup, was a coup d’état led by the Soviet-backed People’s Democratic Party of Afghanistan (PDPA) against the rule of Afghan President Mohammed Daoud Khan on 27–28 April 1978. Daoud Khan and most of his family were killed at the presidential palace.  

 

 

November, 1978.  Bill Clinton elected governor Arkansas first time, and uses Arkansas State Troopers to arrange sex.

The LA Times reported what came to be known as “Troopergate” in 1994.

From the LA Times:

The troopers said they were often called upon to act as intermediaries to arrange and conceal his extramarital encounters. They say they frequently picked up and delivered gifts from Clinton to various women and often drove Clinton in his state limousine to meetings with women.“

Patterson, 49, is one of two troopers who have signed affidavits for the Los Angeles Times to buttress his charges. The other is Roger L. Perry, 44, a 16-year veteran of the state police and president of the Arkansas State Police Assn., who also served on Clinton’s security detail for about four years.

Two other troopers supported their accounts but have declined to be identified.

Peter Smith was involved in “Troopergate,” and also a 2016 search for Hillary Clinton’s missing emails.  He died under questionable circumstances May 14, 2017.

PeterSmith

 

 

12.28.78.  Iran arrests employees of Ross Perot’s Electronic Data Systems (EDS). Perot hires mercenary who worked with Iranian Revolutionaries to free 70,000 prisoners, including the EDS employees.

From the Washington Post:

There was, to be sure, some dispute as to whether William Gaylord and Paul Chiapparone, engineers for the Dallas-based computer company Electronic Data Systems (EDS), were technically hostages. Iranian authorities insisted that although no charges were brought against them when they were arrested on Dec. 28,1978, they were lawfully imprisoned. Eventually the authorities did charge them with bribing Iranian officials to secure a $20 million contract for EDS… 

Perot’s initial step as to send a team to Tehran to try to negotiate the release of the hostage. But in case that failed — as it did — he had meanwhile contacted Arthur Simons, the colonel (now retired).

Simons and Perot first considered a military attack on Ghasr Prison, where the Americans were being held, but abandoned this idea as too risky. The prison was heavily guarded and surrounded by a 12-foot-high wall. They decided finally to proceed by provoking a mob attack on Ghasr; they hoped that in the confusion, as the prison’s 70,000 inmates poured into the streets, Gaylord and Chiapparone, might be able to slip away. Iranian revolutionaries were eager to storm the prison, which had become a symbol of the deposed Shah’s power, and were thus easy to mobilize…  

The attack came on Feb. 11, 1979, Gaylord and Chiapparone did indeed escape with the rest, and they made their way to the Hyatt Hotel 10 miles away where they met up with Simons’ commandos. After a harrowing two-day trek, they crossed over into Turkey.

 

 

1.16.79.  The Shah of Iran flies to Egypt in exile.

Link.

Shah and wife

 

 

2.1.79.  Ayatollah Khomeini returns from exile in Iran.

Ayatollah Khomeini February 1, 1979

 

 

July 3, 1979.  “Carter signed the first directive to secretly aid Afghan rebels known as mujahideen”

Unger, Page 97.

On July 3, 1979, on the advice of his brilliant and hawkish national security advisor, Zbigniew Brzezinski, Carter signed the first directive to secretly aid Afghan rebels known as the mujahideen who were fighting the pro-Soviet regime in Kabul.  

 

November 4, 1979. Iranian Hostage Crisis begins.

From Wikipedia:

Fifty-two American diplomats and citizens were held hostage for 444 days from November 4, 1979, to January 20, 1981.

 

 

December 1979.  Barry Seal is arrested in Honduras and meets Emile Camp.

From Spartacus Educational:

In December 1979, Seal was arrested and jailed in Honduras after authorities there found a machine gun in his airplane. While in jail, Seal met Emile Camp of Slidell, La., another drug pilot. After they were released, Camp became Seal’s co-pilot.  “Emile and Barry worked really closely,” Dandra Seale said. “They were together at all times.”

 

 

December 24, 1979.  U.S.S.R. invades Afghanistan.

USSR invades Afghanistan.gif

 

 

April 24, 1980.  Operation Eagle Claw fails to end Iranian Hostage crisis. 

Operation Eagle Claw

From Wikipedia:

The operation, one of Delta Force’s first, encountered many obstacles and was eventually aborted.  Eight helicopters were sent to the first staging area, Desert One, but only five arrived in operational condition.  One encountered hydraulic problems, another was caught in a sand storm, and another showed signs of a cracked rotor blade.

During the operation’s planning it was decided that the mission would be aborted if fewer than six helicopters remained operational, despite only four being absolutely necessary.  In a move that is still discussed in military circles, the field commanders advised President Carter to abort the mission, which he did.

As the U.S. force prepared to withdraw, one of the helicopters crashed into a transport aircraft which contained both servicemen and jet fuel. The resulting fire destroyed both aircraft and killed eight servicemen.

 

 

 

July 17, 1980.  Klaus Barbie orchestrates the Cocaine Coup of Bolivia

Klaus Barbie

From “Whiteout” by Alexander Cockburn and Jeffrey St. Clair:  (Page 167-168)

He helped orchestrate the so-called “cocaine coup” of 1980, when a junta of Bolivian generals seized power, slaughtering leftist opponents and reaping billions in the cocaine boom, of which Bolivia was a prime supplier.

All this time Klaus Barbie was one of the most wanted men on the planet.  But he flourished until 1983, when he was finally returned to France to face trial for his crimes.  In the whole sordid history of collusion between US intelligence agencies, fascists and criminals, no one more vividly represents the evil of such partnerships than Klaus Barbie.

From Wikipedia:

In 1942 he was sent to Dijon, France, in the Occupied Zone. In November of the same year, at the age of 29, he was assigned to Lyon as the head of the local Gestapo. He established his headquarters at the Hôtel Terminus in Lyon, where he personally tortured adult and child prisoners.  He became known as the “Butcher of Lyon”. The daughter of a French Resistance leader based in Lyon said her father was beaten and skinned alive, and that his head was immersed in a bucket of ammonia; he died shortly afterwards.  Historians estimate that Barbie was directly responsible for the deaths of up to 14,000 people.

In 1947, Barbie was recruited as an agent for the 66th Detachment of the U.S. Army Counterintelligence Corps (CIC).” 

 

 

 

July 28, 1980.  William Casey, Ronald Reagan’s campaign manager, travels to Madrid to meet with Iran about arms for hostages deal.

Newsweek and The New Republic had initially published disinformation articles providing an alibi for Casey, which were debunked in 1991 when documents were discovered.

From Global Research:

(William) Casey had skipped the key morning session on July 28, 1980. The significance of this confirmation of Casey’s trip to Madrid can hardly be overstated. The influential October Surprise debunking stories – ballyhooed on the covers of Newsweek and The New Republic – hinged on their joint misreading of some attendance records at a London historical conference which they claimed proved Casey was there and thus could not have traveled to Madrid. That meant, according to the two magazines, that the CIA’s Iranian agent Jamshid Hashemi was lying about arranging Casey’s two meetings with Karrubi in Madrid.

From Wikipedia:  

“At a meeting in Madrid arranged by the Hashimi brothers that includes Robert Gray, a man identified as Donald Gregg, and Mahdi Karrubi, William Casey says that if Iran could assure that American hostages were well treated until their release and were released as a “gift” to the new administration, “the Republicans would be most grateful and ‘would give Iran its strength back.'”[15] Karrubi says he has “no authority to make such a commitment.”

 

 

August 12, 1980.  William Casey is informed that Khomeini has agreed to the arms-for-hostages proposal.

From Wikipedia:

About August 12, 1980: Karrubi meets again with Casey, saying Khomeini has agreed to the proposal. Casey agrees the next day, naming Cyrus Hashimi as middleman to handle the arms transactions. More meetings are set for October. Cyrus Hashimi purchases a Greek ship and commences arms deliveries valued at $150 million from the Israeli port of Eilat to Bandar Abbas. According to CIA sources, Hashimi receives a $7 million commission. Casey is said to use an aide named Tom Carter in the negotiations.

 

 

September 20, 1980. Iraq invades Iran.

Wikipedia Page Iran-Iraq war.

 

 

October 19, 1980.  George Bush and William Casey travel to Paris and meet with Adnan Khashoggi, to discuss a deal for Iran to hold US hostages until after the Presidential election.

From Napa Sentinel:

A BAC 111 aircraft, which had been reconfigured to carry a sufficient amount of fuel to travel 3,600 miles, left Andrews Air Force Base in the late afternoon of October 19, 1980. The aircraft’s destination: Paris, France. The Passengers aboard the aircraft included the command pilot U.S. Navy Captain Gunther Russbacher, Richard Brenneke and Heinrick Rupp, on the flight deck; and in the cabin was William Casey, soon to be the Director of the Central Intelligence Agency; Donald Greggs, soon to be the ambassador to South Korea; and George Bush, the future Vice President and President of the United States and former director of the Central Intelligence Agency.  There were also Secret Service agents aboard the aircraft.

This is the weekend – three weeks before the November 1980 Presidential Election, that Bush has claimed he spent at Andrews Air Force Base.

Testifying to this flight is Russbacher, the pilot. The Navy pilot is currently at Terminal Island, a federal prison, awaiting an appeal on a charge of misuse and misappropriation of government properties, misuse of government jets, and misuse of government purchase orders for purchase of fuel. He was also a member of the Office of Naval Intelligence and worked with the Central Intelligence Agency.

Russbacher, in an exclusive interview, states that Bush stayed at the Hotel Crillion in Paris. Russbacher has stated that more than one flight was involved, but that this was the initial flight at which time an agreement was made between Bush and Casey and the Government of Iran to delay the release of American hostages in Iran until after the November 1980 election. Former President Jimmy Carter and several Congressmen are now asking for an investigation into the “October Surprise”.

The returning flight with Bush landed at McGuire Air Force base at approximately 2 a.m. on October 20. Russbacher states that Bush, while in Paris, met with Hashemi Rafsanjani, the second in command to the Ayatollah and now the president of Iran, and Adnan Khashoggi, a Saudi Arabian businessman who was extremely powerful. Arrangements were apparently made to pay Iran $40 million to delay the release of hostages in order to thwart President Jimmy Carter’s re-election bid. The $40 million was the beginning of terms that created the Iran-Contra scandal that is now being reopened by Congress.

 

 

January 20, 1980.  Ronald Reagan is inaugurated as 40th President of the United States.

Ronald Reagan inaguration 1981

 

 

January 20, 1980.  United States deposits $8 Billion in the Bank of England.  Iran releases the American hostages.

 

From United Press International:

Iran freed the 52 American hostages today on the 444th day of captivity…

Word of the long-sought release came at 11:36 a.m., less than a half-hour before Ronald Reagan succeeded Carter as president…

The U.S. Treasury said $8 billion was transferred to an Algerian account in London to be turned over to Iran…

Iran’s chief hostage negotiator, shortly before final agreement was announced, said, “Now the hostages are ready to fly, all preparations have been made and…the hostages will go home to their families — but only when Algeria confirmed the Iranian assets had been deposited in the Bank of England…”

The unexpected flap over the escrow account came after both Iran and the United States signed the documents to release the hostages and everything appeared “go” to end the crisis with Carter even flying to Wiesbaden, West Germany, to greet the returning hostages.

 

 

March 30, 1981. John Hinckley Jr shoots President Ronald Reagan, others.

 

March 31, 1981.  ABC News reports on link of the Bush family to John Hinckley Jr.

Youtube Link:  ABC reports Neil Bush meeting with brother of Reagan’s assassin John Hinckley

“This donut shop near the motel was visited by Hinckley, who reportedly waited for a phone call here each day, even though he had a phone in his motel room.  The nature of the calls is not known.  A touch of irony- the young man walking with the elder Hinckley is 30 year-old Scott Hinckley, John Jr’s brother.  He and Vice President’s Bush son, Neil, are friends.  They had planned to have dinner together in Denver tonight.  The plans have been cancelled.”

 

 

1982.  CIA not required to report some information on drug trafficking, as CIA Inspector General Frederick R. Hitz testified later.

From the Washington Post:

The inspector general also said that under an agreement in 1982 between then-Attorney General William French Smith and the CIA, agency officers were not required to report allegations of drug trafficking involving non-employees, which was defined as meaning paid and non-paid “assets {meaning agents}, pilots who ferried supplies to the contras, as well as contra officials and others.”

Yesterday’s hearing was called to review the inspector general’s report, which was triggered by a series of articles published in the San Jose Mercury News in August 1996 that alleged a CIA connection to the introduction of crack cocaine into South Central Los Angeles by Nicaraguan drug dealers.

Aside:  Here is one of Gary Webb’s articles in the San Jose Mercury News that provided the basis for the hearing.

Gary Webb.jpeg

From Wikipedia:

Gary Webb was found dead in his Carmichael home on December 10, 2004, with two gunshot wounds to the head.  His death was ruled a suicide by the Sacramento County coroner’s office.  

 

 

May, 1982.  William Barr begins service on the domestic policy staff at the Reagan White House.

William Barr, Ronald Ragan.jpeg

William Barr’s wikipedia page.

May 18, 1982.  Harvard expert testify that John Hinckley Jr. had mental problems.

From United Press International:

Dr. David Baer of the Harvard Medical School became the second defense expert to tell a jury that Hinckley suffered from a form of schizophrenia at the time of the March 30, 1981, assassination attempt.  Baer, a psychiatrist with a special interest in studying how the brain affects emotions, said he diagnosed Hinckley as having ‘schizophrenic spectrum disorder’ and suffering from a major depression.  Hinckley’s condition also was affected by a ‘significant loss of sleep’ over the five days before the shooting and by medicine he was taking at the time, Baer said. Prescriptions for the tranquilizer Valium and an anti-depressant drug were found in the hotel room where Hinckley stayed before the shooting.

August, 1982.  Jeb Bush and Bob Graham attend BCCI branch opening in Miami.

From:  The BCCI Affair. A Report to the Committee on Foreign Relations United States Senate, by Senator John Kerry and Senator Hank Brown.

We started in April 1982, but our formal opening in August 1982. Governor Graham came to that opening. Jeb Bush came to that opening too, along with Atlanta Mayor Andrew Young. Oil ministers from Venezuela, Abu Dhabi, the minister of economy and finance from Jamaica, Barbados, officials from Central Banks from all over the region. We had eight to ten ministers and central bank governors and leading businessmen from Venezuela and Peru and Trinidad, everywhere. It was a very successful opening. . .I have a videotape of portions of those in which Graham is being introduced to all BCCI people. Jeb Bush is also in those videotapes.

 

 

December 8, 1982.  US House of Representatives votes unanimously to block funding of rebels in Nicaragua.

Edward Boland
Edward P. Boland, (D-Mass)

From Wikipedia:

The Boland Amendment is a term describing three U.S. legislative amendments between 1982 and 1984, all aimed at limiting U.S. government assistance to the Contras in Nicaragua. The first Boland Amendment was part of the House Appropriations Bill of 1982, which was attached as a rider to the Defense Appropriations Act of 1983, named for the Massachusetts Democrat, Representative Edward Boland, who authored it.  The House of Representatives passed the Defense Appropriations Act 411–0 on December 8, 1982 and it was signed by President Ronald Reagan on December 21, 1982.  The amendment outlawed U.S. assistance to the Contras for the purpose of overthrowing the Nicaraguan government, while allowing assistance for other purposes.

 

 

Late 1982/ Early 1983.  “Barry Seal begins making “frequent appearances at Mena.”

From Spartacus Educational:

Hadaway, who is now manager of an aircraft engine shop near the Mena airport, said Seal may have based some planes at Mena in late 1981. He said Seal began making frequent appearances at Mena in late 1982 or early 1983.

 

 

1983.  Robert Maxwell, Israeli spy, brokers arms sales from U.S. to Iran, via his news editor.

Robert Maxwell

From The Washington Post:

Seymour Hersh alleged:  “Nicholas Davies, foreign editor of the Maxwell-owned Daily Mirror, acted as a Mossad agent by brokering arms sales to Iran” in 1983.

 

March 17, 1983.  George Bush and the National Security Council establish “a secret scheme to provide aid to the Contras in Nicaragua.”

Via Spartacus Educational:

George Bush had a secret meeting with Donald P. Gregg and Felix Rodriguez in the White House. As a result the National Security Council established a secret scheme to provide aid to the Contras in Nicaragua.

 

April 18, 1983.  Hezbollah bombs the United States Embassy in Lebanon.

April 18, 1983 US Embassy Lebanon

From Wikipedia:

The April 18, 1983 United States embassy bombing was a suicide bombing in Beirut, Lebanon, that killed 32 Lebanese, 17 Americans, and 14 visitors and passers-by.  The victims were mostly embassy and CIA staff members, but also included several U.S. soldiers and one U.S. Marine Security Guard.  It was the deadliest attack on a U.S. diplomatic mission up to that time, and was considered the beginning of Islamist attacks on U.S. targets.

 

 

May 4, 1983.  DEA Investigation Report directly related to Linda Ives FOIA request.

From the Northwest Arkansas Democrat Gazette:

He (Judge Brian Miller) said two documents — one a report of investigation prepared May 4, 1983, and another a report of investigation prepared Jan. 24, 1995 — were “directly related” to Ives’ request. 

 

 

July 30, 1983.  George Wallace, Bill Clinton, and George Bush photographed together a Bush’s residence in Maine.

Clinton.Bush.Wallace

From CBS News:

Wallace and his third wife, the former Lisa Taylor, meet with Vice President George Bush and Arkansas Gov. Bill Clinton at a lobster bake at Bush’s residence at Kennebunkport, Maine, July 30, 1983. The third Mrs. Wallace, whom the governor married in 1981, was 30 years his junior and half of a country-western singing duo, Mona and Lisa, who had performed during his campaign in 1968.

Bill Clinton was Governor of Arkansas in 1983.  George Wallace was Governor of Alabama.  The largest drug smuggling operation in the country ran through Arkansas at this moment.  Wonder what Bush and Wallace were talking about?

 

 

September 19, 1983.   Marc Rich indicted for violating trade sanctions on Iranian oil put in place after the Iranian Hostage crisis.

Marc Rich

From the New York Times:

The two men (Marc Rich) were also accused of buying oil from Iran after trade with that nation had been declared illegal in response to the Nov. 4, 1979, seizure of American hostages.  Prosecutors said it was the biggest tax- fraud indictment in history.

Marc Rich was later pardoned by President Clinton in his final hours in office.

From Reuters:

…the normally secretive Rich admitted to bribing officials in countries such as Nigeria and to assisting the Israeli intelligence agency, Mossad.   …among those who lobbied Clinton on his behalf for his pardon were former Israeli Prime Ministers Ehud Barak and Shimon Peres.

 

 

September 26, 1983. The National Security Agency intercepts a communication from Iran regarding a planned terrorist attack against the United States Marines.

Peacekeepers at War

From Wikipedia, quoting the above book, Peacekeepers at War:

On September 26, 1983, “the National Security Agency (NSA) intercepted an Iranian diplomatic communications message from the Iranian intelligence agency, the Ministry of Information and Security (MOIS),” to its ambassador, Ali Akbar Mohtashemi, in Damascus. The message directed the ambassador to “take spectacular action against the American Marines.”  The intercepted message, dated September 26, would not be passed to the Marines until October 26: three days after the bombing.

 

October 23, 1983.  Marine Barracks bombed by Hezbollah in Beirut, Lebanon.

From Wikipedia:

On October 23, 1983, two truck bombs struck buildings in Beirut, Lebanon, housing American and French service members of the Multinational Force in Lebanon (MNF), a military peacekeeping operation during the Lebanese Civil War. The attack killed 307 people: 241 U.S. and 58 French military personnel, six civilians, and two attackers.

From United Press International:

In hindsight, the Marines ignored or discounted a number of warning factors that might have led them to intensify security at their base, but apparently did not.

Following the bombing of the U.S. Embassy with the loss of 63 lives April 18, the Americans had evidence that they had enemies in Lebanon who were ruthless, efficient, fanatical and shady.

Having been in Lebanon without major incident for a whole year, the Marines themselves started coming under fire two months ago — from Druze and Shiite militiamen, and perhaps also from outside provocateurs.

Earlier this month, the Marines started taking fire from surrounding Shiite neighborhoods, and Geraghty said he had ”clear indication that there were new elements in town that were specifically targeting Marines.”

Finally, the Americans had received ”a lot” of warnings about car bomb attacks, Geraghty said, and four Marines were injured by a booby-trapped car only four days before the attack on their headquarters.

Despite the embassy bombing, the Marine headquarters at Beirut airport was not protected against a similar kamikaze attack.

There were no ditches, tank traps or other heavy objects that would have stopped a big truck coming through at speed. When the disaster occurred, a sentry at the perimeter fence had no ammunition in his rifle.

October 25, 1983.  The United States invades Grenada.

 

 

November 4, 1983.  Letter from John McMahon, Deputy Director CIA, responding to earlier letter from DEA Administrator Francis M. Mullen Jr to the CIA, expressing Mullen’s concerns.

Francis Mullen

I don’t know if Mullen’s letter is public record, but here’s what the CIA said in response.

From the CIA:

You have expressed concern that the HUMINT Collection Plan and the authorities and responsibilities of the Director of Central Intelligence and the CIA may somehow be interfering with law enforcement authorities and responsibilities that have been assigned to the Drug Enforcement Administration.  I believe this concern to be unwarranted.  The activities of the CIA and the Intelligence Community with respect to international narcotics intelligence collection are intended to support the law enforcement role of the DEA and the role of international policymakers in dealing with the international narcotics problem.  For these reasons, I was surprised by your reaction to my letter of 31 August, which transmitted the HUMINT Collection Plan to you.  As you know, representatives of DEA participated in development of the Plan.

I’ll pause right here.  If I’m head of the DEA, and there’s a huge drug running operation in Arkansas that’s untouchable, I’m either in on it, or I’m pissed off about it.  So I searched for the DEA administrator in this time frame and what did I find, correspondence with the CIA where he doesn’t sound too happy.  And the CIA is like, well how in the world does taking over jurisdiction of intelligence on international narcotics trafficking while we’re internationally trafficking narcotics have anything to do with you?  So the May 1983 investigation report that the DEA won’t release today may be a good one.  It may very well have information saying that prosecution in this area was impossible and state the reason why.

 

 

December 1983.  Donald Rumsfeld meets with Saddam Hussein while he is using chemical weapons.

Rumsfeld and Saddam Hussein

Unger, Pages 67-68:

“In December 1983, when Iraq continued to use chemical weapons (against Iran) “almost daily,” (Donald) Rumsfeld traveled to Baghdad as a special presidential envoy to meet with Saddam and pave the way for normalization of U.S.- Iraqi relations.” 

Unger, Page 65:

“U.S. support for Saddam Hussein could be traced all the way back to 1959, when the CIA hired him as a twenty-two year-old assassin to shoot Iraqi prime minister General Abd al-Karim Qasim.  Saddam fired too soon, however, and as a result he killed Qasim’s driver and only wounded the prime minister.”

 

 

1983-1984.  Bill Clinton, Roger Clinton use cocaine at the Arkansas’ Governor’s Mansion.

American Made

From the book “American Made” by Shaun Attwood.

Video version on youtube.

A few highlights:

  • “Former 1958 Miss Arkansas Sally Purdue claimed that during her 1983 affair with Bill Clinton, she saw him use cocaine regularly”. 
  • Grand Jury witness Sharline Wilson said she used cocaine with Bill Clinton, his brother Roger, the Attorney General of Arkansas, and members of the Arkansas State Police at the Governor’s Mansion in Arkansas.
  • Sharline Wilson said she provided cocaine for the Clintons at these parties at the Governor’s Mansion and worked for 3-4 months unloading cocaine at the Mena, Arkansas airport. 

 

 

1984.  United States provides biological weapons to Iraq.

Unger, Page 69

US Center for Disease Control provides biological weapons to Iraq, including viruses, retroviruses, bacteria, fungi, and… bubonic plague. 

 

March 1984.   Barry Seal becomes an informant for the United States government.

From Spartacus Educational:

In March, 1984, Seal was indicted at Fort Lauderdale, Florida, for smuggling Quaaludes and laundering money… 

In an attempt to avoid an expected 10 year sentence, Seal made contact with George H. W. Bush. He then appeared before a secret session of Bush’s Task Force on Drugs in Washington where he testified that the Sandinistas were directly involved in drug trafficking into the United States. Seal claimed that the Medellin Cartel had made a deal with the Sandinistas, awarding them cuts of drug profits in exchange for the use of an airfield in Managua as a trans-shipment point for narcotics…

As a result of Seal’s cooperation in setting up this sting, the judge in Florida reduced his sentence from ten years to six months probation.

 

 

May 1984.  George Bush visits Pakistan;  area produces heroin for export to the United States and Europe.

Unger, Page 106.

In May 1984, Vice President George H. W. Bush visited the region and peeked across the border into Afghanistan from the Khyber Pass in Pakistan.  Armed with a $14-million check for humanitarian relief, Bush told the refugees, “Across the border, a brutal war is being waged against the people of Afghanistan.  I Know your resistance will continue until the Soviets realize they cannot be able to subjugate Afghanistan.” 

We do not know exactly where bin Laden was at that moment, but during this period he was nearby in Afghanistan…. Chances are, this is the closest that Osama bin Laden and George H.W. Bush ever got physically. 

Unger, Page 107.

As the Soviets withdrew, however,  the many unintended consequences of the war became increasingly apparent.   The arms pipeline set up by the CIA had unwittingly become a drug pipeline as well.  As first reported by the Herald, and English-language magazine in Pakistan, the main condos through which weapons reached the Afghan rebels was now one of the principal routes for the transport of heroin to Karachi for shipment to Europe and the Unites States.   

“It is really very simple,” the Herald reported in January 1987.   “If you control the poppy fields, Karachi, and the road which links the two, you will be so rich that you will control Pakistan. “   The article added that the drugs came down by truck from Peshawar with “sacks (containing) packets of heroin… This has been going on now for about three and a half years.”

Unger, Page 108, footnote.

*At the time he visited he war-ravaged region in May 1984, Vice President Bush was also serving as the head of the National Narcotics Border Interdiction System, a national network designed to stop the flow of drugs into the United States…. The CIA later insisted it had no knowledge of the heroin running.  But according to the Financial Times, the CIA not only had knowledge, it actually started a special cell that “promoted the cultivation of opium and the extraction of heroin in Pakistani territory as well as in the Afghan territory under Mujahadeen control for being smuggled into the Soviet-controlled areas in order to make the Soviet troops heroin addicts.”

 

 

June 22, 1984.  Robert McFarland arranges for Saudi Arabia to fund the Contras in Nicaragua; deal is approved by George Bush

Prince Bandar bin Sultan.jpeg

Unger, Page 64-66

However, even the Boland Amendment, as the bill was known, was not an insurmountable obstacle to a National Security Council that was prone to macho covert operations, bravado, and cowboy-style adventurism.  It considered a variety of options to fund the contras, including obtaining funds from other countries and skimming profits from arms deals with Iran.  Finally, in the spring of 1984, National Security Adviser Robert McFarlane raised the possibility of approaching Prince Bandar for the money.  If the Saudis were to agree to the request, clearly they would gain favor from the Reagan administration.  On June 22, 1984, Bandar and McFarlane agreed that the Saudis would give $1 million a month to the contras.

But the gambit was like playing political Russian roulette and had to be approved by the White House before it could proceed.  What would happen in Congress found out?  On June 15, 1984, a special meeting of the National Security Planning Group was called to discuss the issue.  The highest officials in the country were present— Ronald Reagan, George Bush, George Shcultz, Caspar Weinberger, William Casey, and Robert McFarlane, among others.  According to minutes at the meeting, James Baker, ever the vigilant attorney, argues that actively soliciting money from third countries— such as Saudi Arabia— could be an impeachable offense.

But Vice President Bush took issue with that position and said there was nothing wrong with encouraging third parties to help the anti-Sandinistas so long as there was no explicit quid pro quo.  “The only problem that might come up is if the United States are to pro use these third parties something in return so that some people could interpret this as some kind of exchange,” he said. 

Bush, after all, had been director of the CIA.  The way to do it, he seemed to be saying, as for the United States to let the Saudis finance the contras.  Afterward, the United States could then reward the Saudis fo rtheir loyalty, but the two events would have to happen without being explicitly tied to each other. 

And so, Bandar deposited $8 million in a Swiss bank.  Over time, the amount given by the Saudis to the contras reached $32 million.  No explicit promises had been made to the Saudis, so the administration could assert there was no quid pro quo, and therefore no impeachable offense had taken place.  And yet the Saidis did not go away empty-handed.  After all, tens of millions of dollars had changed hands.  At the time, King Fahd and Bandar wanted several hundred Stinger missiles from the United States, which had put restrictions on the sale of such weapons.  To help the Saudis out, President Reagan invoked emergency measures to bypass Congress and four hundred Stingers were secretly flown to Saudi Arabia.  The Saudis had received their payoff.  To put it badly:  in exchange for doing something that thad been explicitly prohibited by the House of Representatives by a vote of 411 to 0, Saudi Arabia received lethal, state-of-the-art American weaponry it would not have been allowed under normal conditions.

 

July 12, 1984.  Oliver North sabotages DEA operation against the Medellin Cartel.

Oliver North

From United Press International:

Oliver North leaks to press that Nicaragua’s Soviet-backed Sandinista government were allegedly linked to the Medellin cocaine cartel, a revelation that forced the Drug Enforcement Administration to kill the undercover sting because of risks to the agents involved.  ‘There is no doubt about (North’s) interest in getting the story out,’ said Frank Monastero, the former assistant DEA administrator, who nonetheless would not accuse him directly of the news leak.  Subcommittee Chairman William Hughes, D-N.J., came closest to pinning the disclosure on the now-retired Marine lieutenant colonel indicted on criminal charges in the Iran-Contra scandal.  ‘The only people who had reason to leak this were Oliver North and the CIA,’ Hughes declared. ‘It has been consistent that those were the two who wanted to get it out.’

 

September 20, 1984  Hezbollah bombs US Embassy in Lebanon.

September 20, 1984 US embassy annex.jpg

From Wikipedia:

On September 20, 1984, the Shi’a Islamic militant group Hezbollah, with support and direction from the Islamic Republic of Iran, carried out a suicide car bombing targeting the U.S. embassy annex in East BeirutLebanon. The attack killed 24 people.

 

 

December 1984, Barry Seal is busted again, this time for a cargo of marijuana. 

From Spartacus Educational:

In December 1984, Seal was arrested in Louisiana after flying in a cargo of marijuana. After paying a $250,000 bond, Seal was released and returned to drug smuggling. In return Seal provided information that resulted in the US government obtaining 17 criminal convictions.

 

 

December 27, 1984.   The Washington Post reports that Americares funds the Contras.

From the Washington Post:

“Americares Foundation, working with the Order of the Knights of Malta, has channeled more than $14 million in donated medical aid to El Salvador, Honduras and Guatemala over the last two years.”  Prominent in the U.S. end of the operation are businessman J. Peter Grace, head of the W.R. Grace conglomerate and chairman of the American division of the Knights of Malta; attorney Prescott Bush Jr., brother of Vice President Bush; former treasury secretary William E. Simon, and Macauley, a New Canaan, Conn., businessman.  Among the 1,750 U.S. members of the Knights are CIA Director William J. Casey, former secretary of state Alexander M. Haig Jr. and former secretary of health, education and welfare Joseph A. Califano, although they apparently are not involved in the Americares effort. Former national security affairs adviser Zbigniew Brzezinski is honorary chairman of Americares’ board of director.

Of course most people will recognize Prescott Bush Jr and William Casey from this list, but note Brzezinski.  He’s the former National Security Advisor for President Carter.

 

 

1985.  Jonathan Pollard, Israel spy, meets with Pakistan and Iran to broker arms sales.

Jonathan Pollard

From Wikipedia:

Pollard “met with three Pakistanis and an Iranian foreigner in an attempt to broker arms in 1985.”

In 1987, as part of a plea agreement, Pollard pleaded guilty to spying for and providing top-secret classified information to Israel. He was sentenced to life in prison for violations of the Espionage Act.

 

 

February, 1985.  Barry Seal’s co-pilot and partner, Emile Camp, is killed in plane crash in Arkansas.

Russell Welch

Former Arkansas State Police Investigator Russell Welch was interviewed by Marvin Lee, March 1996, on Emile Camp’s death, and other subjects.

From Washington Weekly,

LEE: When did your own investigation start?

WELCH: In 1985. Emile Camp crashed between Mena and Nella. Emile Camp was one of Barry’s pilots. Freddy Hampton [of Rich Mountain Aviation at Mena airport] asked me to come out to the airport and take a part in the investigation. He was, at that time, concerned because, in his own words, Emile Camp was an important witness in a trial that was going on in Florida at that time. There was some concern that Emile Camp’s death wasn’t an accident, that he had been sabotaged. He kept that attitude until about three days later when Barry Seal showed up and took control. Everybody’s attitude changed. At first they told me that Camp was an extremely good pilot who had flown through these mountains numerous times, day and night. After Barry Seal arrived they said, “Well, Emile Camp wasn’t a very good pilot anyway, he probably flew right into the side of the mountain.” It was obvious that Barry Seal, among other things, had done damage control.

We looked for Emile Camp’s crash for three days before Barry Seal showed up but couldn’t find it. The business manager from Rich Mountain Aviation, Rudy Furr, told me that he had contacted the governors office and Governor Clinton had promised to send some National Guard helicopters to help in the search. They never showed up, because of the weather, I think. Rudy Furr also said that the orbit of a satellite had been changed to help with the search. He said they were going to place the satellite over Mena to see if it could pick up an ELT.

About 15 minutes after Barry Seal showed up, he found the crash, just before dark. It reeked of him knowing where the crash was before he got there. The first words that I heard Barry Seal say were on a radio from his helicopter, as he was explaining how he found the crash so fast. He said, “I know my plane and I know how Emile flies,” or something like that.

LEE: And then you tried to find out why it had crashed?

WELCH: There was nothing to make a determination. Like most airplane crashes it was eventually ruled a pilot error, and there wasn’t anything left to determine whether it had been tampered with or not. During my investigation I did some checking with a number of people who knew Emile Camp and they all said he was just as good a pilot as you could find.

 

Early 1985.  William Casey and Prince Bandar discuss military action against Hezbollah.

Unger, Page 71

As reported in Bob Woodward’s Veil, in early 1985, Prince Bandar invited Casey to his home in Virginia just after the Iranian-supported Hezbollah had bombed American facilities in Beirut and kidnapped CIA station chief William Buckley.   Casey and the Saudis agreed it was time to strike back.  The target:  Sheikh Fadlallah, leader of the Party of God, Hezbollah.

 

 

May 5, 1985. Oliver North creates Nicaraguan Freedom Fund, associated with Americares.

https://www.sourcewatch.org/index.php/Nicaraguan_Freedom_Fund

Nicaraguan Freedom Fund created by Oliver North.  The main purpose of the Nicaraguan Freedom Fund was to divert attention from the covert channels through which real money flowed to the contras in violation of the Boland Amendment.  The group’s 1985 tax return for the fund reported donations of $165,648 to Americares.

 

 

August 30, 1985.  Israel sells American-made missiles to Iran.

Unger 72

..on August 30, Israel sold more than five hundred U.S.- origin TOW missiles (Tube-launched, Optically tracked, Wire-command) to Iran.  Just over two weeks later, on September 15, 1985, the Reverend Benjamin Weir… was released. 

Benjamin Weir had previously been kidnapped May, 1984 in Lebanon.

 

 

November, 1985.  CIA provides air transport for arms shipment to Iran.

From National Security Archive:

In November 1985, the CIA role deepened when it directly provided air transport for an arms shipment to Iran.

 

 

December 20, 1985.  Barry Seal is sentenced and forced to travel to and from halfway house unarmed and unguarded every night for 6 months.

From Spartacus Educational:

Barry Seal appeared before Judge Frank Polozola in Baton Rouge on 20th December, 1985. Found guilty of two drug felony convictions, Seal was sentenced to six months supervised probation. A condition of the sentence was that he had to spend every night, from 6.00 p.m. to 6.00 a.m., at the Salvation Army halfway house on Baton Rouge’s Airline Highway strip. Judge Polozola barred him from carrying a gun or hiring armed guards. Barry Seal told his friends “they made me a clay pigeon”.

Barry Seal was asked by his close friend, Rene Martin, if he feared being killed by the Ochoa family. Barry Seal replied that he was not afraid of the Colombians because he had not implicated senior members of the organization. Seal was more worried about his contacts within the US government. This view is supported by Lewis Unglesby, Seal’s lawyer. He confirmed that the man Seal was willing to testify against was George H. W. Bush.

 

 

 

February, 1986.  Reagan Administration arranges for Saudi Arabia to arm Iraq with American-made bombs.

Unger, page 73

“Reagan administration had secretly authorized Saudi Arabia to transfer US-origin bombs to Iraq and encouraged the Saudis to provide Saddam with British fighter planes as well.”

 

 

February 19, 1986.  Barry Seal is assassinated.

Barry Seal assassinated

From Spartacus Educational:

On 19th February, 1986, Barry Seal returned to his Salvation Army hostel at 6.00 p.m. As he parked his white Cadillac he was approached by a man carrying a machine-gun. Two quick bursts hit Seal’s head and body. One of Seal’s friends, Russ Eakin, observed the killing. “I saw Barry get killed from the window of the Belmont hotel coffee shop. The killers were both out of the car, one on either side, but I only saw one shoot, cause Barry saw it coming and just put his head down on the steering column.”

Over the next few days the police received information that enabled them to arrest several men for the killing of Barry Seal. This included Miguel Velez, Bernardo Vasquez, Luis Quintero-Cruz, John Cardona, Eliberto Sanchez and Jose Renteria. A seventh, Rafa Cardona, managed to escape back to Colombia. He was murdered later that year. Eliberto Sanchez and John Cardona were deported and never appeared in court for the crime. Nor did Jose Coutin who supplied the weapons for the killing of Seal. However, he was not charged with any crime and instead testified in court against Miguel Velez, Luis Quintero-Cruz and Bernardo Vasquez. According to Leslie Cockburn (Out of Control) Coutin was a CIA asset.

One of those originally arrested, Jose Renteria, took photographs of the dead Seal in the car. When his camera was confiscated by an FBI agent at New Orleans airport, it was opened and the film inside exposed. While being interrogated, Renteria claimed that Jose Coutin was linked to Oliver North. However, this information was never produced in court as Renteria was not charged with the murder and was instead deported to Colombia.

From Washington Weekly

WELCH: Just before Barry died, he made a tape recording of himself, DEA agent Jacobson and another person in Panama. It was a three way telephone conversation. The tape recording was with Barry in his car when he was killed. He was returning from his office in downtown Baton Rouge with a couple of boxes and other items. And on the tape recording, among other things, there was this conversation with these three people. And Barry was a desperate man, you can tell by his voice. He is trying to help find Pablo Escobar, and the agent – you can tell by his voice – that there’s nothing he can do with Barry anymore, he’s done his thing and the agent is trying to get rid of him on the telephone. Barry is desperate, he is trying to keep his position and status [as a valuable DEA informant]…

Anyway, on this tape recording, he is trying to give directions to the person in Panama, they are talking about streets, and Barry keeps telling him, “Don’t use my name on the telephone,” because all the telephones in Panama are tapped. The DEA agent comes in and says “Yeah, don’t use Barry’s name on the telephone!” And you can hear this fatalistic laugh of Barry in the background, like “I’m dead.”

 

 

March 3, 1986.  Louisiana Attorney General William Guste questions United States Attorney General Edwin Meese over the arrangement which led to the assassination of Barry Seal.

William Guste Jr.

From Louisiana Voice:

On March 3, 1986, only two weeks after Seal was murdered, Louisiana Attorney General William Guste hand-delivered a five-page letter to U.S. Attorney General Edwin Meese. In his letter, Guste made a formal request for a complete investigation with respect to the government’s relationship with and handling of Seal.

“In October, as Chairman of the Subcommittee on Narcotics and Drug Interdiction of the President’s Commission on Organized Crime, I had presided over a seminar at which Barry Seal had testified,” Guste continued.

“His purpose there was to inform the commission and top United States officials of the methods and equipment used by drug smugglers….and (he) was scheduled to be a key witness in the government’s case against Jorge Ochoa-Vasques, the head of one of the largest drug cartels in the world. WHY WAS SUCH AN IMPORTANT WITNESS NOT GIVEN PROTECTION WHETHER HE WANTED IT OR NOT?” Guste asked, using all capital letters.

 

 

1986.  Reagan administration and Congress begin arming the Mujahideen with Stinger missiles.

From the Wall Street Journal:

In 1986, the Reagan administration and its congressional allies put aside qualms about dispatching missile launchers.  The Taliban emerged on top, and the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency spent years trying to recover 600 unused Stingers, including 53 that found their way to Mullah Omar, the Taliban leader who hosted Osama bin Laden during the 9/11 attacks, according to the book “Ghost Wars” by Steve Coll.

 

 

April 8, 1986.  LA Times reports that Israeli financed a U.S. to Iran weapons deal.

From LA Times:

In an apparent contradiction of Israeli claims that Israel played only a minor role in the shipment of U.S. arms to Iran this year, sources confirmed Friday that a top aide to Prime Minister Shimon Peres tried to help two arms merchants obtain $15 million to finance a U.S.-to-Iran weapons deal this spring.  The aide, Amiram Nir, accompanied Saudi Arabian arms dealer Adnan Khashoggi and Iranian businessman Manucher Ghorbanifar to a meeting in London the night of April 8 with Roland W. (Tiny) Rowland, chief executive of Lonrho, a British trading and mining conglomerate, sources said. The meeting continued into the early morning. 

 

 

August 23, 1986.  Oliver North discusses arms deal with Manuel Noriega of Panama.

Noriega and George Bush

From National Security Archive:

Oliver North, who met with Noriega’s representative, described the meeting in an August 23, 1986 e-mail message to Reagan national security advisor John Poindexter. “You will recall that over the years Manuel Noriega in Panama and I have developed a fairly good relationship,” North writes before explaining Noriega’s proposal. If U.S. officials can “help clean up his image” and lift the ban on arms sales to the Panamanian Defense Force, Noriega will “‘take care of’ the Sandinista leadership for us.”

North tells Poindexter that Noriega can assist with sabotage against the Sandinistas, and suggests paying Noriega a million dollars — from “Project Democracy” funds raised from the sale of U.S. arms to Iran — for the Panamanian leader’s help in destroying Nicaraguan economic installations.

 The same day Poindexter responds with an e-mail message authorizing North to meet secretly with Noriega. “I have nothing against him other than his illegal activities,” Poindexter writes.

 On the following day, August 24, North’s notebook records a meeting with CIA official Duane “Dewey” Clarridge on Noriega’s overture. They decided, according to this entry, to “send word back to Noriega to meet in Europe or Israel.”

 

 

August 26, 1986.  Bill Clinton is the only Democratic governor to send his national guard to train in Honduras.

From United Press International:

The nation’s governors disagreed sharply Tuesday over the Pentagon’s policy of training National Guard units in Honduras, but unanimously approved a resolution supporting their peacetime control of Guard units.

The debate over allowing state National Guard units to train in Honduras, the base for U.S.-supported guerrillas fighting to overthrow the Nicaraguan government, was the only spark of controversy in the four-day meeting of the National Governors’ Association.

Gov. Madeleine Kunin of Vermont, a Democrat, said the training policy is a ‘backdoor escalation’ of the American military presence in Central America.

But Republican Gov. John Ashcroft of Missouri said the deployments are nothing more than a training program and ‘not an exercise in aid to the Contras.’ Ashcroft went to Honduras with the Missouri Guard, which helped build a road between two towns.

‘Even those who support the administration’s Central America policy don’t want the Guard used without their say-so,’ said Arkansas Gov. Bill Clinton, a Democrat who allowed his state Guard to go to Honduras.

 

October 5, 1986.  Barry Seal’s former plane shot down by the Sandanists; pilot parachutes to safety and has phone number to George Bush’s office on his person.

Eugene Hasenfus capture

From Whiteout:

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On October 5, 1986, a few weeks after the meeting in London, the bold plans explored by North and Noriega came crashing down in the wake of a similarly abrupt descent of a plane ferrying arms from Ilopango air base in El Salvador to Contra camps inside Nicaragua.  As Eugene Hasenfus, a veteran of the CIA’s Air America operation in Laos, was kicking supplies out of the back of a C-123K, a Sandanista gunner scored a direct hit and only Hasenfus managed to parachute down and into the world’s headlines, offering incontrovertible proof of the Reagan administration’s illegal shipments.  Among the phone numbers in Hasenfus’s notebook was that of George Bush’s office. 

 

 

November 1985.  Lebanese newspaper Al Shirra breaks story about US arms sales to Iran.

Above is from Unger, Page 76

 

 

November 24, 1986.  United States Attorney General Edwin Meese blames the entire “IranContra” scandal on Oliver North.

Edwin Meese

From the Washington Post:

 

The attorney general, (Edwin Meese) said on Nov. 24 that North was the only person in the U.S. government who knew precisely about funds from the Iran arms transfers being transferred to the contras.

 

December 14, 1986.  Calls for immunity for Oliver North begin.

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William Broomsfield, (R-Michigan)

From the Washington Post:

William S. Broomfield, R-MI, writes an op-ed to Washington Post “That crisis can be avoided by acting immediately to secure the truth by granting immunity to North for his testimony.”

 

December 20, 1986. LA Times reports on Israeli financing of U.S. to Iran weapons deal.

From the LA Times:

In an apparent contradiction of Israeli claims that Israel played only a minor role in the shipment of U.S. arms to Iran this year, sources confirmed Friday that a top aide to Prime Minister Shimon Peres tried to help two arms merchants obtain $15 million to finance a U.S.-to-Iran weapons deal this spring.  The aide, Amiram Nir, accompanied Saudi Arabian arms dealer Adnan Khashoggi and Iranian businessman Manucher Ghorbanifar to a meeting in London the night of April 8 with Roland W. (Tiny) Rowland, chief executive of Lonrho, a British trading and mining conglomerate, sources said.

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Amiram Nir, in 1985, with his wife Judy Mozes (Photo credit: Moshe Shai/ Flash 90)

Aside on Amiram Nir:  Nir’s son, in 2014, said his father was assassinated.

From Times of Israel: 

Twenty-five years after a famed Israeli counterterrorism operator died in a mysterious plane crash in Mexico, his son alleged on Friday that the death was an assassination, and pointed the finger of blame at the United States…

The TV report featured a lengthy clip of George H.W. Bush being interviewed by Dan Rather over what he knew of the Iran-Contra scandal, including over his presence during a visit to Israel in meetings with Amiram Nir.  Bush had denied all knowledge of Iran-Contra during the 1988 presidential campaign.

From Wikipedia:  

After Nir’s death, “a systematic series of burglaries,” carried out by professionals who were never caught, targeted documents relating to the Iran-Contra Affair. One of the burglary targets was the home of Nir’s widow.

 

 

February 27, 1987. The Tower Commission report is published, blaming William Casey for poor management of Oliver North, and clearing President Reagan.

From the Tower Commission report: Page 82

Director Casey appears to have been informed in considerable detail about the specifics of the Iranian operation.  He appears to have acquiesced in and to have encouraged North’s exercise of direct operational control of the operation.  Because of the NSC staff’s proximity to and close identification with the President, this increased the risks to the President if the initiative became public or the operation failed.   

There is no evidence, however, that Director Casey explained this risk to the President or made clear to the President that LtCol North, rather than the CIA, was running the operation.  The President does not recall ever having been informed of this fact.  Indeed, Director Casey should have gone further and pressed for operational responsibility to be transferred to the CIA. 

 

 

May 5, 1987.  Dick Cheney, as Ranking Republican Member of the House Select Committee to investigate Iran Contra, says in his opening remarks that the President has cooperated fully. 

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From Brown.edu:

I think it is also important, Mr. Chairman, to point out there is another individual who has been very supportive and cooperative of everything this committee has done to date, that is the President of the United States.  These won’t be easy hearings to watch in the West Wing, but it is important, I think, for people to know that the President has indeed cooperated fully with our investigation.

Earlier this year he appointed the Tower Commission to examine these events on behalf of the executive branch.  That report has been made public, and it, too, is not easy reading.  It contains some very tough criticism of our foreign policy with respect to the events under investigation by this committee, but the President, I thought, responded well to those developments.

It takes a big man to submit himself and his administration to that kind of scrutiny. In connection with this inquiry, which he has encouraged, he has placed no obstacles in the path of our investigation, and as was mentioned earlier by Senator Inouye, he has even made available to members of the committee the most intimate personal thoughts of his administration, his own diary.

 

 

May 6, 1987.  William Casey dies.

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From the Washington Post:

Casey’s death now means that Congress and the independent counsel investigating the Iran-contra affair will be deprived of his testimony and this may mean enormous gaps in public knowledge about the controversy.

 

 

May 13, 1987.  Robert McFarlane, former National Security Advisor to President Reagan, testifies to Senator William Cohen that Oliver North (who has immunity from prosecution), took orders directly from CIA Director William Casey (who is dead).

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From Brown.edu

Mr. COHEN In fact, we have evidence that Colonel North was calling the chief of station in a Central American Country and having him report to Colonel North. We have an ambassador being called in Lebanon, having him report to Colonel North. It is rather clear that Oliver North was acting under the-at least the aegis of Director Casey during this time? 

Mr. McFARLANE: Yes, sir.

William Cohen was a Republican from Maine who later served as Bill Clinton’s Secretary of Defense from 1997-2001.

 

 

August 23, 1987.  Don Henry and Kevin Ives are murdered in Saline County, Arkansas.

Don Henry and Kevin Ives

From Unsolved Mysteries:

In the pre-dawn hours of August 23, 1987, a 6000 ton cargo train made its regular night run to Little Rock, Arkansas.  The train was just over a mile long and was traveling at a speed of 52 miles per hour.  The train had been riding smoothly as engineer Stephen Shroyer approached the small town of Bryant, Arkansas.  Suddenly, he saw something in his path, but couldn’t tell what it was.  As the train drew closer, Shroyer made the horrifying discovery that two boys were lying motionless across the railroad tracks.

 

SUMMARIZING:

All I’m trying to establish is that the DEA is hiding something other than “sources and methods” from Linda Ives.  A preponderance of evidence establishes that statement as a fact beyond any reasonable doubt, in my opinion.

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