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Questions for Bill Simpich about State Secret  (Read 23455 times)

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Bill Simpich's extraordinary in-depth analysis of Oswald in Mexico City and how the CIA responded to that episode is one of the necessary new pieces of scholarship that all who are interested in JFK must consider. Because we have the benefit of many knowledgeable and thoughtful members, I'd like to ask for your questions regarding this essential contribution to assassination related research.

As an appropriate follow-up to the completion of State Secret, Bill has agreed to participate in an upcoming interview for Part II of our conversation from last year.

Please read State Secret and post questions or comments upon which you would like Bill to respond. We are also grateful for any suggestions regarding media outlets/interview opportunities which may help to promote this important work.




Preface

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Chapter 1: The Double Dangle

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Chapter 2: Three Counterintelligence Teams Watched Oswald

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Chapter 3: The Cuban Compound in Mexico City Was Ground Zero

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Chapter 4: Mexico City Intrigue – The World of Surveillance

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Chapter 5: The Mexico City Solution

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Chapter 6: The Set-up and the Cover-up

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Conclusion: Only Justice Will Stop A Curse

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State Secret, 2013, Bill Simpich
Oswald and the CIA, 2008 ed., John M. Newman
Deep Politics and DP ll, 2003 ed., Peter Dale Scott
Our Man In Mexico... 2008, Jefferson Morley
Wilderness of Mirrors, 1980, David C. Martin
JFK and Vietnam, 1992, John M. Newman
Enemy of the Truth...2012, Sherry P. Fiester
Brothers, 2007, David Talbot

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Did the US government instruct these men and provide them with opportunity to gain experience planning and executing secret, complex operations that resulted in emboldening some of them to plan and execute two successful coups targeting the Executive Branch? Newspapers reported in 1965 and in 1974 that Richard Nixon and Gerald Ford were especially close to John M. Shaheen.]Richard Nixon and Gerald Ford were eapecially close to John M. Shaheen. :
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Sep 16, 2013 - by Bill Simpich .... Jim Rand was almost certainly not a CIA officer because he had a "201 number" – this number is the name of a biographical ......

Bill, I am impressed with the observation that H. James Rand was well above the rank and authority of "CIA officer." Rand, Shaheen and others were in a class by themselves comprised of individuals with powerful connections in politics, intelligence operations, the military, and in the corporate monopolized news media. These people seemed accountable only to each other.

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Not much incentive here for the major media names to embarass themselves. Instead, they all had each others' backs, and what went unreported, what the public was never informed of, never hurt them!

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September 23, 1999
US Tie to Russian Money Scam

By Robert Parry

......In BCCI-related testimony in 1991, President Carter's former budget director Bert Lance described a peculiar overture from Rappaport in the early 1980s.

Out of the blue, Rappaport sought Lance out and arranged a series of meetings. Rappaport left the impression that he "was interested in if I or anyone around Carter was pursing the October Surprise," Lance told a Senate investigation. [AP, Oct. 23, 1991]

In the late 1980s, as suspicions about the October Surprise caper grew, Rappaport entered the picture again. His Bank of New York cooperated with a politically sensitive Customs sting that entrapped and discredited several individuals familiar with Casey's activities during the 1980 presidential campaign.

The sting rounded up a small band of international businessmen on charges of plotting to sell 1,000 pistols to Chile, which was then on the U.S. embargo list because of human rights concerns.

The defendants argued that they were targeted because of past business dealings with Casey's close friend, John Shaheen, who had known Casey since World War II when both men served in the OSS, the forerunner of the CIA. After he died in 1985, Shaheen was identified as a key middleman for Republican overtures to the Iranian government in 1980.

Barry Brokaw, a Shaheen associate arrested in the Customs sting, said he was struck by the investigators' strong interest in what he and his wife, who had been Shaheen's secretary, "knew about Iran-contra or October Surprise."

Kenneth Walker, a Canadian nabbed in the sting, complained that he was arrested unfairly as part of a Bush administration effort to assess where Reagan-Bush insiders might be vulnerable from the October Surprise case.

In 1992, Walker filed suit in Canada naming the U.S. government and the Bank of New York as defendants. Walker charged that the Bank of New York supplied him with false information that convinced him the proposed gun sale was legitimate. [The Financial Post, Toronto, Feb. 6, 1993] .....

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1 May 1951 › Page 9
......John M. Shaheen And 4 Eastern Young Lady Wed Of interest to the many friends of John M. ShaheeiJj formerly of Tampico, is his martiaRe to Barbara w Tracy Marlow of Chevy Chase Md. "on April X!. in Chevy Chase....

H Janie<j , ~ Rand of Cleveland. Ohio. \\as be>t  man. Ushering were Raymond ar.d!  •Richard A. Shaheen, both brothers;,,,,,

19 May, 1962 :
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"....Rand said he felt responsible for the situation because he had sent Webster to Moscow to demonstrate a plastics display."

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Listen to the Mockingbird.:

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{the khashoggi connection} {segment with barbara walters} (tv)
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Host Hugh Downs opens by questioning how the Iran-Contra arms deal got started, before offering some background information on Khashoggi. Then, Walters ...

John M. Shaheen, 70 - Chief of Oil Company - NYTimes.com
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The New York Times
Nov 4, 1985 - John M. Shaheen, president of the Macmillan Ring-Free Oil Company, died Friday at ... John M. Shaheen, 70; Chief of Oil Company ... New York City; a brother, Raymond, of Chicago, and a sister, Ruth Downs, of Manhattan.

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Obituary > Chicago, Illinois > 1960  FATHER OF HUGH DOWNS’ WIFE DIES DOWNSTATE  The funeral of Mike SHAHEEN, 72, father-in-law of Hugh DOWNS television performer, was held Monday in Tampico, Whiteside county. Mr. SHAHEEN, a retired farmer and former business man in the downstate area, died Friday in his home. He is survived by his widow, Sadie; a daughter, Mrs. Hugh DOWNS; three sons, John, Ray, and Richard; and seven grandchildren. -

Donald T. Moore, described in the CIA document above as the brother-in-law of syndicated columnist Drew Pearson, and in the
following article as an associate of Shaheen as well as of H.  James Rand.:

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I am still experiencing my surprise in reaction to this unexpected find. I was researching John M. Shaheen and his relationships with other OSS veterans, prominent US politicians and with other figures involved in the Iran Contra activities or in the October Surprise in 1980. I found following article.:

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1 May 1951 › Page 9
......John M. Shaheen And 4 Eastern Young Lady Wed Of interest to the many friends of John M. ShaheeiJj formerly of Tampico, is his martiaRe to Barbara w Tracy Marlow of Chevy Chase Md. "on April X!. in Chevy Chase....

H Janie<j , ~ Rand of Cleveland. Ohio. \\as be>t  man. Ushering were Raymond ar.d!  •Richard A. Shaheen, both brothers;,,,,,

I had purchased a one year subscription to newspapers.com a few years ago but did not renew it after it expired. I tried to decipher the minimalist, garbled text available free from that archive. I searched a variety of names until I was satisfied the name of Shaheen's wedding party member was H. James Rand. I did not recall Bill Simpich's association of Rand with defector Robert Webster.

There is more, and until I see the actual article image that the text in quote box above was taken from, I accept that H James Rand was Shaheen's best man, contrary to what is reported in the following article.:

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The Miami News - Jun 12, 1951




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... Jones) That Marina had claimed Lee once worked for the Rand corporation in Russia, which, of course, was not Lee's job but Rob Webster's......

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THE DEFECTOR STUDY
Staff Report of the Select Committee on Assassinations
U.S. House of Representatives Ninety-fifth Congress Second Session
March 1979
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93.  On October 17, 1959 Webster was staying in Moscow.(257) He artended a meeting at the central office, visas and registrar, ion (OVIR) with the original Soviet representative he had contact with, an unknown Soviet, H.J. Rand. his assistant George H. Bookbinder and Richard E. Snyder of the U.S. Embassy. (258) Webster stated he was free to speak, and told Snyder when he had applied for Soviet citizenship, he had been granted a Soviet passport on September 21, 1959.(259) He filled out a form entitled "Affidavit for Expatriated Person" and wrote his resignation to Rand Development Corp. (260)

Webster later explained he had no Soviet documentation at the time, having in his possession an American passport which he never sent to Snyder as requested.(261) Webster stated the Soviets had instructed him to say his reasons for defecting were political. (262)

Webster's girlfriend joined him the following day and both went on a month vacation at the Suitland Sanitarium in Sochi. (263) They returned to Leningrad and began work at the institute, where his girlfriend was employed as an assistant and translator. (264) Webster received 280 rubles per month and a semiannual bonus of 50 to 60 rubles. (265) He lived with his girlfriend in a new apartment building and had three rooms with a bath. (266)

After writing a summary of his life, listing his relatives and where they worked, submitting pictures of himself and undergoing medical examination, Webster was granted a Soviet internal passport.(267) In December 1959 or January 1960, he turned over his American passport and obtained the Soviet passport at the OVIR office in Leningrad. (268)

On January 27, 1960, a letter was delivered to Webster from his father.(269) It contained news of his mother's nervous breakdown and word that his father had assumed financial support of Webster's children. (270) At that point, Webster decided to return to the United States.(271)

A note in Webster's file stated that on April 6, 1969, he was to give a speech on the United States, although there was no indication whether he, in fact, did make the address. (272)

The original Soviet representative in Moscow arranged for Webster and his girlfriend to visit there for the May Day celebration.(273) Webster entered the U.S. Embassy unchallenged, due to his American clothing.(274) He informed John McVicker that he wished to return to the United States. (275) He was told to apply for a Soviet exit visa. (276)

Webster requested two notarized invitations for his return to the United States, to be made by his father, copies to be sent to the American Embassy. (277) His girl friend helped him fill out the application for a Soviet exit visa and gave her consent, which was required. (278)

Webster's girlfriend gave birth to Svetlana Robertovna Webster in August 1960.(279) The child was immediately adopted by Webster and reistered. (280) During the majority of the time after this. Svetlana's Russian grandmother also lived in the Webster apartment.(281) Webster was assigned a new translator at the Institute.(282)

Two months after submitting his application for a Soviet exit visa, Webster was turned down and told he could not reapply for 1 year. (283) Soviet officials visited him from Moscow, inquiring why he was unhappy and suggesting that he send for his family from the United States.(284) One year later he reapplied, and in February 1962. Webster was granted a Soviet exit visa.(285)

In March 1962, the American Embassy gave Webster instructions on how to obtain an American entrance visa.(286) His father sent him a plane ticket for his passage home, and Webster quit his job (287) It was May before Webster actually surrender his internal Soviet passport for his exit visa. (288) Webster arrived in the United States as an alien under the Russian quota on May 20, 1962. (289) He had never intended to aid his girlfriend in leaving the Soviet Union. (290)
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THE ROLE OF CYRUS HASHEMI, THE GOKALS, AND BCCI In the hostage negotiations key player Hashemi was ... According to his brother, Jamshid Hashemi, this was done with Shaheen's assistance, and the attorney advising both of them about the transactions was Casey.47 The contact led swiftly to a CIA connection, as CIA then used the Hashemis to forward funds in support of the Iranian Navy Chief, Admiral Ahmad Madani.48 Hashemi met in March 1980 with Donald Gregg, a CIA officer who knew Bush the elder and would later work in his vice president's office, and who in 1980 was a member of Carter's White House team. Hashemi continued to meet secretly during this period with Casey.49 The House Task Force heard testimony from Jamshid Hashemi that he and his deceased brother, Cyrus, had attended a July meeting in Spain with Casey and an Iranian leader, the mullah Mehdi Karrubi.50 This claim was swiftly challenged. As investigative journalist Steven Emerson later wrote, the task force concluded that Casey could not have attended this meeting,  since they found that he “was in California from July 25 through July 27, that he flew to London on July 27 and arrived there the following day. He remained in London until late in the day on July 29 and then flew back to the United States. ”51 However, Robert Parry has shown that Casey's “Bohemian Grove alibi” is almost certainly false.52 The reference is to Casey's attendance at the annual Bohemian Club camp on the Russian River, and all the credible evidence puts him there one week later,....

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Lawmaker Has Questions On Alleged Hostage Deal
June 01, 1991|By William Neikirk, Chicago Tribune.

WASHINGTON — President Bush has failed to put to rest allegations that Republicans during the 1980 presidential campaign secretly arranged to delay the release of the 52 American hostages held in Iran until after Ronald Reagan`s inauguration, a key Democratic member of Congress said Friday.

Rep. Lee Hamilton (D-Ind.), who is spearheading an informal House Foreign Relations Committee inquiry into the allegations, said he took Bush at his word when he vehemently denied that as Reagan`s running mate he made a trip to Paris in October 1980 to seal the deal.

But ``what was significant about the denial was how limited it was,``

Hamilton told reporters. ``He did not deny that Bill Casey was there,`` nor others alleged to have attended the meeting. ``That leaves in my mind a lot of questions hanging out there. . . . If he wanted to put all this to rest, why didn`t he deny all of this?``

William Casey, who died in 1987, served as head of the Reagan election committee in 1980 and later became CIA director.

A former national security assistant in the Carter White House, Gary Sick, said recently that the evidence is overwhelming that Casey attended meetings in Madrid and Paris in 1980 with Iranian representatives to arrange a deal in which Iran would get arms in exchange for holding on to the hostages until Reagan took office.

The hostages were released minutes after Reagan`s inauguration.

At the White House, press secretary Marlin Fitzwater turned off questions about Hamilton`s comment, saying: ``Everybody here believes there`s nothing to that story. There`s no evidence of it, no indication.``

Under Hamilton`s overall direction, several panels in the House are informally looking into the allegations of an arms-for-hostages deal arranged by Casey, possibly other Republicans and CIA officials who were said to be upset at the way President Carter handled intelligence matters.

Asked if there was any credible evidence that any present or former official or GOP leader other than Casey knew about or participated in the alleged affair, Hamilton responded, ``Not to my knowledge.`` He said the key word was ``credible.``

``Yes, there is evidence that meetings took place in Madrid and Paris`` with Casey in attendance, he said, but there is ``not evidence of a deal having been struck.`` He said he`s not saying there was no deal, only that the evidence is ``not strong`` at this point.

But he said the inquiry will continue, adding he`s ``not in a position to launch a formal investigation`` in which witnesses would be questioned under oath.

The credibility of witnesses in this case has long been at issue. They include arms merchants, former foreign intelligence officers, former Iranian President Abolhassan Bani-Sadr, and a handful of witnesses who have had run- ins with the law.

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Second Thoughts on October Surprise
June 8, 2013   

Special Report: New evidence has shaken the confidence of former Rep. Lee Hamilton in his two-decade-old judgment clearing Ronald Reagan’s 1980 campaign of going behind President Carter’s back to frustrate his efforts to free 52 U.S. hostages in Iran, the so-called October Surprise case, Robert Parry reports.

By Robert Parry

Former Rep. Lee Hamilton, who oversaw two congressional investigations into Ronald Reagan’s secret dealings with Iran, says a key piece of evidence was withheld that could have altered his conclusion clearing Reagan’s 1980 campaign of allegations that it sabotaged President Jimmy Carter’s hostage negotiations with Iran.

In a phone interview on Thursday, the Indiana Democrat responded to a document that I had e-mailed him revealing that in 1991 a deputy White House counsel working for then-President George H.W. Bush was notified by the State Department that Reagan’s campaign director William Casey had taken a trip to Madrid in relation to the so-called October Surprise issue.

Former Rep. Lee Hamilton, D-Indiana.

Casey’s alleged trip to Madrid in 1980 was at the center of Hamilton’s investigation in 1991-92 into whether Reagan’s campaign went behind Carter’s back to frustrate his attempts to free 52 American hostages before the 1980 election, popularly known as the “October Surprise.” Hamilton’s task force dismissed the allegations after concluding that Casey had not traveled to Madrid.

“We found no evidence to confirm Casey’s trip to Madrid,” Hamilton told me. “We couldn’t show that. … The [Bush-41] White House did not notify us that he did make the trip. Should they have passed that on to us? They should have because they knew we were interested in that.”

Asked if knowledge that Casey had traveled to Madrid might have changed the task force’s dismissive October Surprise conclusion, Hamilton said yes, because the question of the Madrid trip was key to the task force’s investigation. “If the White House knew that Casey was there, they certainly should have shared it with us,” Hamilton said, adding that “you have to rely on people” in authority to comply with information requests.

The document revealing White House knowledge of Casey’s Madrid trip was among records released to me by the archivists at the George H.W. Bush library in College Station, Texas. The U.S. Embassy’s confirmation of Casey’s trip was passed along by State Department legal adviser Edwin D. Williamson to Associate White House Counsel Chester Paul Beach Jr. in early November 1991, just as the October Surprise inquiry was taking shape.

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Organizing the Cover-up

Two days later, on Nov. 6, Beach’s boss, White House counsel C. Boyden Gray, arranged an inter-agency strategy session and explained the need to contain the congressional investigation into the October Surprise case. The explicit goal was to insure the scandal would not hurt President Bush’s reelection hopes in 1992.

At the meeting, Gray laid out how to thwart the October Surprise inquiry, which was seen as a dangerous expansion of the Iran-Contra investigation, which Rep. Hamilton had co-chaired when the scandal was reviewed by Congress in 1987. A parallel criminal investigation by special prosecutor Lawrence Walsh was continuing in 1991 and some of his investigators were coming to suspect that the origins of Iran-Contra contacts with Iran traced back to Reagan’s 1980 campaign.

Up to that point, Iran-Contra had focused on illicit arms-for-hostage sales to Iran that President Reagan authorized in 1985-86. However, some October Surprise witnesses were claiming that the framework for Reagan’s secret arms shipments to Iran, usually through Israel, took shape during the 1980 campaign...... (more)

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"...while H James Rand of Cleveland, Ohio was best man."

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Image of October Surprise document discovered and described by Robert Parry in my last post :



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of Bill Thompson and invited to participate and invited three friends who were OSS veterans, Moore, Rand, and
Shaheen to join the hunt. Only 15 per year are added to Skull & Bones. Dr. Crile was tapped at Yale in 1928 by
John Rockefeller Prentice.

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George Crile III (March 5, 1945 – May 15, 2006) was an American journalist most closely associated with his three decades of work at CBS News.
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After studies at the School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University and Trinity College, Hartford, Crile worked as a reporter for Washington columnists Drew Pearson and Jack Anderson, and as the Pentagon correspondent for Ridder Newspapers. Crile came from a line of pioneering surgeons. His grandfather, Dr. George Washington Crile, was a founder of the Cleveland Clinic. His father, Dr. George Crile, Jr., was a leading figure in the United States in challenging unnecessary surgery, best known for his part in eliminating radical breast surgery. His wife was Susan Lyne, former President of ABC Entertainment and former CEO of Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia.

Crile died at age 61 from pancreatic cancer.[1]

Career at CBS

Crile was both a producer and reporter for CBS. His career with the company spanned three decades until his death in 2006. Before joining CBS at the age of 31, Crile was Washington Editor of Harper's Magazine. In addition to Harper's, his articles were published in The Washington Monthly, New Times, The Washington Post Outlook Section and The New York Times.
Producer

Crile joined CBS News in 1976 to produce The CIA's Secret Army, his trail-breaking documentary that chronicled the previously untold story of the CIA’s secret wars against Castro after the Bay of Pigs Invasion. Historian Henry Steele Commager wrote that it would go down as one of the most important journalistic reports in U.S. American history.

It was the first of a collection of broadcasts based on Crile's reporting, in which he took viewers into previously closed and inaccessible worlds. Among his notable documentary reports were The Battle for South Africa, which won a Peabody Award and The Uncounted Enemy: A Vietnam Deception. The latter, which aired on January 23, 1982, was the subject of a libel action brought by General William Westmoreland. CBS News and Crile were defended by attorney David Boies......

......In 1985, Crile joined 60 Minutes, where he produced scores of reports with Mike Wallace, Ed Bradley and Harry Reasoner and established his credentials as a specialist in coverage of international affairs. He was on the forefront of covering the disintegration of the Soviet Union, and in collaboration with a Russian counterpart Artyom Borovik he became the only US American reporter ever to gain access to the Soviet Union's nuclear empire.
Reporter

His initial 60 Minutes report, revealing the Soviet nuclear command’s willingness to consider halting the targeting of the USA, played a significant role in helping set up a summit between the US and Soviet nuclear commanders. His numerous reports from inside the deadly secret worlds of Russia and the United States appeared on 60 Minutes and 60 Minutes II as well as an hour-long documentary for CNN. The Overseas Press Club twice awarded Crile its Edward R. Murrow Award for these broadcasts. Crile's reports included such subjects as Three Mile Island, the changing boundaries of death, judicial corruption in Texas. But throughout the years he focused primarily on covering crises in U.S. foreign affairs. Broadcast subjects included reports on:

    The revolution in Haiti
    The battle over the Panama Canal
    US Cuban policy
    The Afghan War
    The Contra war
    The Sandinistas
    General Singlaub and the World Anti Communist League
    Prince Bandar and the special U.S. Saudi connection
    The African National Congress
    America’s losing war on drugs
    The search for Archbishop Romero’s murderers.
    Jonas Savimbi and the US backing of UNITA
    The Gulf War
    The USS Harlan County incident
    The CIA's man in Havana
    The killers of Rwanda
    The unsung heroes of the US military campaign in El Salvador
    The KGB and the world of Soviet Intelligence
    Russia and America's nuclear arsenals

After the September 11 attacks, Crile repeatedly drew on his extensive experience and contacts in Afghanistan, Pakistan and the Near East to provide behind the scenes look into the worlds of Osama bin Laden and militant Islam.
Charlie Wilson's War
Main article: Operation Cyclone

In the late 1980s Crile began the research and reporting on the Afghan War that led to his 2003 best-selling book, Charlie Wilson's War, which tells the story of how the United States funded the only successful jihad in modern history, the CIA's secret war in Afghanistan that gave the Soviet Union their own Vietnam. The support for the Afghans, which took place via a Pakistani corridor, according to some strained interpretations led to a later jihad against westerners, which Crile claimed to have foreseen.

Did Criles III, his father Dr. Crile, Jack Anderson, and Hugh Downs simply forget , during the hearings on the October Surprise and Iran Contra, who John M Shaheen was and his friends were? Did Shaheen wonder at all when it emerged that the background of lone nut Oswald so closely matched that of Rand"s "project," Robert ?

Dan Moore"s son seems non·plussed.:

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Dan Tyler Moore III likes wheeling and wheeler-dealing: My Cleveland
Grant Segall, The Plain Dealer By Grant Segall, The Plain Dealer
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.......Q. You're related by blood or marriage to President Tyler, the Roosevelts, Alexander Hamilton and his killer, Aaron Burr. How'd some of this famous clan come to Cleveland?

A. Dad's roommate at Yale was Howard Hanna from the mining family here. Dad came to visit him in Cleveland and went to a party at the Kirtland Club.

Mother went to the party with a lawyer. She'd come here young from Detroit. Grandfather Oakes founded the Franklin Steamship company here. Mother went to Smith and started dating Dad. He became the head of the Securities and Exchange Commission for the Midwest. He ran our counterintelligence from Turkey through Africa. He founded the International Platform Association for speakers and became a best-selling writer.

Q. Tell us about your childhood neighbors in the Heights.

A. Barney Crile Jr. of the Clinic lived next door with Jane Crile and later Helga Sandburg, the poet's daughter. Jane's father was Sam Halle, who started the great department store.

Barney and Jane would have home-movie festivals. My father and Barney made "The Moore-Crile War." It was about dealing with neighborhood problems with mortar guns and vicious dogs.

On the other side was the art museum's Sherman Lee, the ultimate conservative. I loved motorcycles. I'd race around when my parents weren't there. The gravel would occasionally go through Lee's window. You could tell he hated to come over and talk to my parents about the gravel. ....

Dan Moore's Yale roommate Howard M Hanna III died in 1936.

Shaheen wanted to start a new NYC newspaper to "support Presidentt Nixon":
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Document 821—Presidential Recordings Program—Miller Center
whitehousetapes.net › Nixon Tapes Finding Aid‎
Dec 12, 1972 - Home › Nixon Tapes Finding Aid ... News -Editorials -Readership John M. Shaheen [The New York Press] -Financing -Compared to ... House support for Shakespeare -Charles W. Colson -Money making -Leisure time Second ...

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The Media Report (2) - Gerald R. Ford Library and Museum
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Jan 3, 1976 - coming from the New York area, some financial support is being generated ... John Shaheen's much delayed start-up date for a new afternoon daily (The New York Press) has been partially due to the tremendous costs ...... A daily syndicated

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Thank you, Alan.  Among an increasing number of associated finds, it seems former OSS liason to US Army Air Force Gen. Harold M. McClelland was James H. Rand's successor as chairman of Rand Development Corp. His name was Lt. Col. J Elroy Mccaw, an expert in radio technology. Gen. Mcclelland was head of CIA communications from 1951 to 1965.
Mccaw was a partner with John Shaheen in several radio and TV stations in the 1950's, and also with Gordon Mclendon. Gordon's corp. was named OSS, Inc. In 1961, former Lt. Col. Mccaw just happened to, during the Berlin crisis, slip unnoticed and without security clearance into an NSC meeting conducted in the White House by JFK. The excuse later was that there was a misunderstanding between Mccaw and Gen. Lemay and a mistake by Evelyn Lincoln.






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Sunday, April 4, 1993 - Page updated at 12:00 AM
Money From Thin Air
By O. Casey Corr

THE FAMILY that controls McCaw Cellular Communications is as wealthy as they are secretive. In a five-part series beginning today, they and their friends and employees reveal for the first time how one of the nation's biggest fortunes was made. ----------------------------

They were raised apart from the rest of us. They lived in The Highlands in the old Boeing mansion, a stately Spanish-style house on five wooded acres that includes eight fireplaces.

They sometimes put on coat and tie for dinners and once hosted a formal dance in the ballroom. They ate cakes made by their own cook and prowled the grounds in go-carts, motorcycles and old cars. Their mother spent $7,000 a month on household costs that covered prep-school tuition, servants, clothing, club memberships, trips to Europe, cars and flying lessons for the boys: Bruce, Craig, John and Keith McCaw.

Then one cool, cloudy day in August 1969, while his mother, Marion, was traveling abroad, 19-year-old Craig walked into his father's bedroom and found Elroy McCaw dead from a massive stroke.

The eccentric who owned several radio and TV stations, investments in 54 companies, money in 25 bank accounts, a Lear jet and a yacht was gone - and so was the force that kept his business empire afloat.

His death triggered dozens of claims and lawsuits from creditors. When claims reached $12 million, the bank handling the estate pulled out, saying the estate was insolvent. Marion argued...

...World War II disrupted Elroy's expansion plans, but it served to enhance the air of mystery about him. He served in the old Army Air Corps in intelligence, working mainly with radio systems.

Exactly what he did remains murky even to family and close friends.

One story has him making a secret journey to Russia to install a weather station to assist British pilots. Many suspected that Elroy for many years stayed active in intelligence work as an operative for the CIA.

After the war, McCaw steadily acquired ownership or pieces of radio stations from Hawaii to Texas. He spent little of his own money. Les Smith, longtime owner of Seattle's KJR-AM and friend of Elroy, says Elroy was one of broadcasting's first leverage artists.

"Elroy had every banker. He had zillions of bankers," says Smith....

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Marion O. McCaw Garrison passed away Tuesday after a short illness. She lived an amazing and full life of 95 years filled with devoted family and friends alike. - ....
....Throughout the war, she commuted from Washington D.C. when necessary while Elroy served at Army Air Forces Headquarters in the Pentagon as Executive Officer and Special Assistant to General McClelland, head of USAAF communications. He was also McClelland's liaison to OSS...

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Broadcasting - Volume 28 - Page 73
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H. M. McClelland, Army Communications Officer, AAF, the party included Chairman Paul A. Porter, Commissioners Norman S. Case, Paul A. Walker, ... 30 and make the balance of the trip. Also on the plane were Lt. Col. J. Elroy McCaw, executive assistant to Gen. McClelland



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