Tbr News December 26, 2015

Dec 26 2015

The Voice of the White House 

Washington, D.C. December 26, 2015; “Christmas is over, weather patterns are changing, major shifts in the planet’s power grid are unfolding and in the United States, the tawdry game of Presidential elections is boring millions. Where the parties find their candidates is a mystery. Probably, an old flat bed Ford truck drives slowly through the Skid Rows of America while someone sits in the bed, spraying cheap muscatel from a Flit gun, The first retread wino that makes it, staggeringly, to the back truck, is hoisted on board and becomes a certified canditate. Abraham Lincoln is reputed to have said that God must love the common man because he had made so many of them. I think, observing the Beltway yahoos, that Lincoln must have meant “idiots” instead of “common man.’ There are certainly are more than enough dimwits infesting the country but Washington has the greatest concentration of them, seconded only by the ooccupant of Alabama and parts of Florida. There is no point in the raped public rising up and evicting them from their plus jobs because within a few years, we would have the same cretins fattening on tax-payers money.”

Conversations with the Crow

On October 8th, 2000, Robert Trumbull Crowley, once a leader of the CIA’s Clandestine Operations Division, died in a Washington hospital of heart failure and the end effects of Alzheimer’s Disease. Before the late Assistant Director Crowley was cold, Joseph Trento, a writer of light-weight books on the CIA, descended on Crowley’s widow at her town house on Cathedral Hill Drive in Washington and hauled away over fifty boxes of Crowley’s CIA files.

Once Trento had his new find secure in his house in Front Royal , Virginia, he called a well-known Washington fix lawyer with the news of his success in securing what the CIA had always considered to be a potential major embarrassment. Three months before, July 20th of that year, retired Marine Corps colonel William R. Corson, and an associate of Crowley, died of emphysema and lung cancer at a hospital in Bethesda, Md. After Corson’s death, Trento and his Washington lawyer went to Corson’s bank, got into his safe deposit box and removed a manuscript entitled ‘Zipper.’ This manuscript, which dealt with Crowley’s involvement in the assassination of President John F. Kennedy, vanished into a CIA burn-bag and the matter was considered to be closed forever

After Crowley’s death and Trento’s raid on the Crowley files, huge gaps were subsequently discovered by horrified CIA officials and when Crowley’s friends mentioned Gregory Douglas, it was discovered that Crowley’s son had shipped two large boxes to Douglas. No one knew their contents but because Douglas was viewed as an uncontrollable loose cannon who had done considerable damage to the CIA’s reputation by his on-going publication of the history of Gestapo-Mueller, they bent every effort both to identify the missing files and make some effort to retrieve them before Douglas made any use of them.

Douglas had been in close contact with Crowley and had long phone conversatins with him. He found this so interesting and informative that he taped  and later transcribed them.

These conversations have been published in a book: ‘Conversations with the Crow” and this is an excerpt.



Conversation No. 67

Date: Sunday, February 16, 1997

Commenced: 10:45 AM CST

Concluded: 11:15 AM CST


GD: I got your packet today, Robert, and thank you for it. I have a problem with the classification stamps on them. Would I have any problem putting these into a book with the stamps showing?

RTC: I would suggest that you use them for reference, Gregory, and would appreciate it if you did not photo copy them. As you say, there could be serious trouble for both of us if you did. What did you think of them?

GD: Amazing. I had no idea the blessed Republicans were so underhanded and vicious.

RTC: The Democrats, and my father was an active one, are more interested in social issues, but the GOP wants unfettered economic power and to get and keep it, they have no scruples. Clinton may be left of center, but he’s economically pretty sound. The Republicans, and I used to be the man for connections with really big business, don’t forget, have two goals and two only. They want to establish an ideological police state that is anti-black, anti-Mexican, anti-intellectual and in this category, anti-Jew. Once they have this, their next goal would be to allow unfettered capitalism to rage unchecked throughout the land so that they and their friends can get rich quick on crooked businesses like the huge fraud now going on in the electronics stock. It goes up, Gregory, because it’s rigged and I just know it will go higher and higher.

GD: Yes, and what goes up, must come down. And if it goes up too fast, when it crashes, it takes legitimate businesses with it. My grandfather got out of the market in September of ’29 because it was going up too fast and businesses were heavily overcapitalized. This electronic business is not genuine?

RTC: No, it’s rigged. How it works is this way: The stock fraud people grab some engineering student from MIT, set him up in a nice office in San Francisco and then incorporate him with some fancy, arty name. Next step is to get the stock listed on the New York board. After that, a ring of very reputable stock brokers call up their friends with an offering. They tell them they are going to buy a certain stock at ten dollars for them and then sell it when it gets to, let’s say, twenty. The client goes along with this and when this is repeated across the country, the stock shoots up. The original investors get double their money back, minus brokerage fees, and then the brokers do it again, and again. This forces almost all technology stock up into the heavens. Maybe some of the initial investors gripe when they see stock they bought at ten and sold at twenty up at two hundred, but when all of it will come crashing down, they are satisfied that they have a safe return.

GD: Well, gravity works on the market as well as fat women’s tits.

RTC: (Laughter) There you go again, Gregory, illuminating a serious economic lecture with lewd remarks.

GD: A little levity to offset crude capitalism.

RTC: Oh, if the Republicans have their way, all the restrictions on Wall Street would be lifted and everything would shoot up. Some of it rigged and the rest just being copycats.

GD: You’re not a Republican?

RTC: No, a relatively modest Democrat, but not a poor one.

GD: It’s none of my business, Robert, but what do you have your money in?

RTC: Not communications stock, I can tell you that. Very conservative investments. And you?

GD: I’m almost broke, Robert. I don’t make that much money on the books and now that the rodent brigades from the CIA are starting to squeal that I am a really terrible liar, the sales are slowing down some. But I have an idea that might pay off. I told you about the gold Jimmy Atwood and I dug up in ’90. Well, I have some old gasbag down in Florida who wants me to go over with him to Austria in the future and dig up more. Only this one doesn’t want to dig up gold. He wants to put a party together and get the money from them and come back with me later to get the money which we can split up.

RTC: The concentration camp money?

GD: Oh, yes and lots of it. We had to quit in ’90 because one was sick and the other a total asshole. And Atwood, being one of your people, tried all kinds of transparent tricks to cheat me. Didn’t work. But this Florida phony wants to work with me. I could always go back with him, or stay there after his rich friends went home, and dig up more money. Of course, this time he could have a boating accident and fall into the lake. It’s very deep and very cold. What goes down into it Robert, does not come up.

RTC: And how would you get the loot back?

GD: I would keep it in Europe and invest it.

RTC: Probably not a bad idea. How much did you get last time?

GD: About five million and there must be five times that still left. Yes, I think a boating accident. Sort of like Colby’s assisted departure. If he has any family, I can tell them he ran off to Sofia with a Bulgarian whore instead of being refrigerated at the bottom of a deep lake in Austria. Well, we will see. I have a friend in the electronics business. How long before the stock boom busts?

RTC: I have no idea but eventually. Two years, three years…who knows? You don’t have any electronics stock, do you?

GD: God no. If I did have money, I would stay as far away as I can from the trendy stocks that the press loves to shill for. No, if I had a lot of money, I would put it in gold and property.

RTC: Anything left from your late jaunt?

GD: I invested it in long-term property and kept some of the gold. Of course I got the wedding rings and had to melt them all down and put them into bullet molds I bought in Klagenfurt. Poor Aunt Minnie’s ring is gone forever.

RTC: I wouldn’t let the Jews find out about that, Gregory. They would be very angry with you.

GD: Well, who is to prove that this ring or that gold coin came from such and such a person? The people who owned this are long dead and mostly forgotten. So what?

RTC: For God’s sake, Gregory, don’t even hint at this in your books. Hell hath no fury like a Jew deprived of money.

GD: Well, his own or someone else’s? Jimmy and I got all kinds of gold crucifixes, wedding rings, coins and other material and I melted most of it down. Used a portable acetylene torch and bullet molds working in an Italian hotel room. Cheap hotel and no one complained about the smell of melting metal. Took two weeks to melt it all down. Just think, so many precious memories, gone forever and all mine, Robert, all mine.

RTC: Well, just be discreet.

GD: I don’t mind the concept of screeching and imploring Hebrews, so I invest elsewhere because I would mind the screeching and other problems of the IRS.

RTC: Yes, that would be different, wouldn’t it?

GD: Oh, yes. Now Atwood could get away with it because he belongs to your agency, but I have no such cover. Jimmy got bagged for all kinds of thefts but your people got him off the hook…I think it was in ’62. Anyway, we make our own way in life, don’t we? And remember, we have a pool on how long it will be before the Company ices poor Jimmy for his loud mouth.

RTC: Yes, I remember.

GD: Ah, well, I am going to leave you, Robert, and go to church and see what sort of really awful pornography I can slip into the hymnals.

RTC: Now that’s not Christian, is it?

GD: Disagree, Robert. Quintessentially Christian, absolutely


(Concluded at 11:15 CST)


Shelter or floating prison? Sweden to use cruise ship to house 1,260 refugees

December 25, 2015


In an attempt to resolve the worsening housing shortage problem in Sweden, local authorities have announced plans to house some 1,260 refugees on board a cruise ship.

Even the Swedish Migration Agency (Migrationsverket), which struck the deal with the ship’s owner, Gothenburg firm Accumul8or Invest AB, doesn’t deny the obvious: “It’s a bit unusual.”

It’s nothing we’re used to. It’s new for Sweden and it’s also new for the shipping industry,” Migrationsverket press spokesperson Willis Aberg told local tabloid GT.

It’s not clear yet at which port the vessel will dock. Among the large harbors previously mentioned are Stockholm, Gothenburg, Malmö, Oskarshamn, Uddevalla and Gävle, the Local reported.

Sweden has received 150,000 asylum seekers so far this year, the most per capita in the EU. The previous record of 84,000 was set during the Balkan wars of the 1990s.

During the past seven days, about 3,200 people have applied for asylum in Sweden, the Dagens Nyheter daily reported. The number has decreased steadily since it reached record levels of 8,000-10,000 per week in October.

Our main scenario was 160,000 asylum seekers this year. Now, I think the number will be between 170,000 to 175,000 people,” Magnus Bengtsson, from the Swedish Migration Board told the newspaper.

Earlier this week Swedish transport operator SJ announced that it is halting all trains crossing the border from Denmark, because it won’t carry out the mandatory ID-checks introduced by the Swedish government in order to limit the influx of illegal migrants and refugees. The company explained that it simply has no capacities to carry out the checks quickly enough and was forced to stop the services “until there is a working solution in place.”

The Swedish ruling center-left coalition confirmed in early December that regular ID checks on every transport route leading to the country will be introduced early in 2016, as the Nordic state struggles to cope with an unending inflow of refugees seeking shelter in the country. Sweden’s toughening of border controls could result in more refugees claiming asylum in Denmark instead of Sweden, Danish Jyllands-Posten reported, citing several experts.

Anti-immigrant sentiment has been growing stronger in Sweden, plagued by the ongoing refugee crisis, dubbed the worst since World War 2. Dozens of facilities reserved to house asylum seekers have been attacked by suspected arsonists, with the latest incident reported last month.

“The country is polarizing. On the one hand you have all those people who don’t want immigrants and refugees, but on the other hand we have a strong part of the population that are helping immigrants and asylum seekers,” Adrian Groglopo, a social science professor at the University of Gothenburg, told RT.

“These terrorist attacks [carried out] by the far-right groups are of course shaking the basis of Swedish society,” he added, referring to the arson attacks on refugee centers.

Some of Sweden’s neighbors have taken steps to become a less lucrative destination for refugees. After Denmark slashed benefits for asylum seekers by half, the number of new arrivals immediately went down to a level lower than in the same month in 2014.


A Blind Eye Toward Turkey’s Crimes

December 15, 2015

by Robert Parry

The Consortium

Theoretically, it would be a great story for the American press: an autocrat so obsessed with overthrowing the leader of a neighboring country that he authorizes his intelligence services to collaborate with terrorists in staging a lethal sarin attack to be blamed on his enemy and thus trick major powers to launch punishing bombing raids against the enemy’s military.

And, after that scheme failed to achieve the desired intervention, the autocrat continues to have his intelligence services aid terrorists inside the neighboring country by providing weapons and safe transit for truck convoys carrying the terrorists’ oil to market. The story gets juicier because the autocrat’s son allegedly shares in the oil profits.

To make the story even more compelling, an opposition leader braves the wrath of the autocrat by seeking to expose these intelligence schemes, including the cover-up of key evidence. The autocrat’s government then seeks to prosecute the critic for “treason.”

But the problem with this story, as far as the American government and press are concerned, is that the autocratic leader, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, is in charge of Turkey, a NATO ally and his hated neighbor is the much demonized Syrian President Bashar al-Assad. Major U.S. news outlets and political leaders also bought into the sarin deception and simply can’t afford to admit that they once again misled the American people on a matter of war.

The Official Story of the sarin attack – as presented by Secretary of State John Kerry, Human Rights Watch and other “respectable” sources – firmly laid the blame for the Aug. 21, 2013 atrocity killing hundreds of civilians outside Damascus on Assad. That became a powerful “group think” across Official Washington.

Though a few independent media outlets, including Consortiumnews.com, challenged the rush to judgment and noted the lack of evidence regarding Assad’s guilt, those doubts were brushed aside. (In an article on Aug. 30, 2013, I described the administration’s “Government Assessment” blaming Assad as a “dodgy dossier,” which offered not a single piece of verifiable proof.)

However, as with the “certainty” about Iraq’s WMD a decade earlier, Every Important Person shared the Assad-did-it “group think.” That meant — as far as Official Washington was concerned — that Assad had crossed President Barack Obama’s “red line” against using chemical weapons. A massive U.S. retaliatory bombing strike was considered just days away.

But Obama – at the last minute – veered away from launching those military attacks, with Official Washington concluding that Obama had shown “weakness” by not following through. What was virtually unreported was that U.S. intelligence analysts had doubts about Assad’s guilt and suspected a trap being laid by extremists.

Despite those internal questions, the U.S. government and the compliant mainstream media publicly continued to push the Assad-did-it propaganda line. In a formal address to the United Nations General Assembly on Sept. 24, 2013, Obama declared, “It’s an insult to human reason and to the legitimacy of this institution to suggest that anyone other than the regime carried out this attack.”

Later, a senior State Department official tried to steer me toward the Assad-is-guilty assessment of a British blogger then known as Moses Brown, a pseudonym for Eliot Higgins, who now runs an outfit called Bellingcat which follows an effective business model by reinforcing whatever the U.S. propaganda machine is churning out on a topic, except having greater credibility by posing as a “citizen blogger.” [For more on Higgins, see Consortiumnews.com’s “‘MH-17 Case: ‘Old Journalism’ vs. ‘New’.”]

The supposedly conclusive proof against Assad came in a “vector analysis” developed by Human Rights Watch and The New York Times – tracing the flight paths of two rockets back to a Syrian military base northwest of Damascus. But that analysis collapsed when it became clear that only one of the rockets carried sarin and its range was less than one-third the distance between the army base and the point of impact. That meant the rocket carrying the sarin appeared to have originated in rebel territory.

But the “group think” was resistant to all empirical evidence. It was so powerful that even when the Turkish plot was uncovered by legendary investigative reporter Seymour M. Hersh, his usual publication, The New Yorker, refused to print it. Rebuffed in the United States – the land of freedom of the press – Hersh had to take the story to the London Review of Books to get it out in April 2014. [See Consortiumnews.com’s “Was Turkey Behind Syria Sarin Attack?”]

The Easier Route

It remained easier for The New York Times, The Washington Post and other premier news outlets to simply ignore the compelling tale of possible Turkish complicity in a serious war crime. After all, what would the American people think if – after the mainstream media had failed to protect the country against the lies that led to the disastrous Iraq War – the same star news sources had done something similar on Syria by failing to ask tough questions?

It’s also now obvious that if Obama had ordered a retaliatory bombing campaign against Assad in 2013, the likely winners would have been the Islamic State and Al Qaeda’s Nusra Front, which would have had the path cleared for their conquest of Damascus, creating a humanitarian catastrophe even worse than the current one.

To confess to such incompetence or dishonesty clearly had a big down-side. So, the “smart” play was to simply let the old Assad-did-it narrative sit there as something that could still be cited obliquely from time to time under the phrase “Assad gassed his own people” and thus continue to justify the slogan: “Assad must go!”

But that imperative – not to admit another major mistake – means that the major U.S. news media also must ignore the courageous statements from Eren Erdem, a deputy of Turkey’s main opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP), who has publicly accused the Erdogan government of blocking an investigation into Turkey’s role in procuring the sarin allegedly delivered to Al Qaeda-connected terrorists for use inside Syria.

In statements before parliament and to journalists, Erdem cited a derailed indictment that was begun by the General Prosecutor’s Office in the southern Turkish city of Adana, with the criminal case number 2013/120.

Erdem said the prosecutor’s office, using technical surveillance, discovered that an Al Qaeda jihadist named Hayyam Kasap acquired the sarin.

At the press conference, Erdem said, “Wiretapped phone conversations reveal the process of procuring the gas at specific addresses as well as the process of procuring the rockets that would fire the capsules containing the toxic gas. However, despite such solid evidence there has been no arrest in the case. Thirteen individuals were arrested during the first stage of the investigation but were later released, refuting government claims that it is fighting terrorism.”

Erdem said the released operatives were allowed to cross the border into Syria and the criminal investigation was halted.

Another CHP deputy, Ali Şeker, added that the Turkish government misled the public by claiming Russia provided the sarin and that “Assad killed his people with sarin and that requires a U.S. military intervention in Syria.”

Erdem’s disclosures, which he repeated in a recent interview with RT, the Russian network, prompted the Ankara Prosecutor’s Office to open an investigation into Erdem for treason. Erdem defended himself, saying the government’s actions regarding the sarin case besmirched Turkey’s international reputation. He added that he also has been receiving death threats.

The paramilitary organization Ottoman Hearths is sharing my address [on Twitter] and plans a raid [on my house]. I am being targeted with death threats because I am patriotically opposed to something that tramples on my country’s prestige,” Erdem said.

ISIS Oil Smuggling

Meanwhile, President Erdogan faces growing allegations that he tolerated the Islamic State’s lucrative smuggling of oil from wells in Syria through border crossings in Turkey. Those oil convoys were bombed only last month when Russian President Vladimir Putin essentially shamed President Obama into taking action against this important source of Islamic State revenues.

Though Obama began his bombing campaign against Islamic State targets in Iraq and Syria in summer 2014, the illicit oil smuggling was spared interdiction for over a year as the U.S. government sought cooperation from Erdogan, who recently acknowledged that the Islamic State and other jihadist groups are using nearly 100 kilometers of Turkey’s border to bring in recruits and supplies.

Earlier this month, Obama said he has had “repeated conversations with President Erdogan about the need to close the border between Turkey and Syria,” adding that “there’s about 98 kilometers that are still used as a transit point for foreign fighters, ISIL [Islamic State] shipping out fuel for sale that helps finance their terrorist activities.”

Russian officials expressed shock that the Islamic State was allowed to continue operating an industrial-style delivery system involving hundreds of trucks carrying oil into Turkey. Moscow also accused Erdogan’s 34-year-old son, Bilal Erdogan, of profiting off the Islamic State’s oil trade, an allegation that he denied.

The Russians say Bilal Erdogan is one of three partners in the BMZ Group, a Turkish oil and shipping company that has purchased oil from the Islamic State. The Malta Independent reported that BMZ purchased two oil tanker ships from the Malta-based Oil Transportation & Shipping Services Co Ltd, which is owned by Azerbaijani billionaire Mubariz Mansimov.

Another three oil tankers purchased by BMZ were acquired from Palmali Shipping and Transportation Agency, which is also owned by Mansimov and which shares the same Istanbul address with Oil Transportation & Shipping Services, which is owned by Mansimov’s Palmali Group, along with dozens of other companies set up in Malta.

The Russians further assert that Turkey’s shoot-down of a Russian Su-24 bomber along the Syrian-Turkish border on Nov. 24 – which led to the murder of the pilot, by Turkish-backed rebels, as he parachuted to the ground and to the death of a Russian marine on a rescue operation – was motivated by Erdogan’s fury over the destruction of his son’s Islamic State oil operation.

Erdogan has denied that charge, claiming the shoot-down was simply a case of defending Turkish territory, although, according to the Turkish account, the Russian plane strayed over a slice of Turkish territory for only 17 seconds. The Russians dispute even that, calling the attack a premeditated ambush.

President Obama and the mainstream U.S. press sided with Turkey, displaying almost relish at the deaths of Russians in Syria and also showing no sympathy for the Russian victims of an earlier terrorist bombing of a tourist flight over Sinai in Egypt. [See Consortiumnews.com’s “Obama Ignores Russian Terror Victims.”]

New York Times columnist Thomas L. Friedman expressed the prevailing attitude of Official Washington by ridiculing anyone who had praised Putin’s military intervention in Syria or who thought the Russian president was “crazy like a fox,” Friedman wrote: “Some of us thought he was just crazy.

Well, two months later, let’s do the math: So far, Putin’s Syrian adventure has resulted in a Russian civilian airliner carrying 224 people being blown up, apparently by pro-ISIS militants in Sinai. Turkey shot down a Russian bomber after it strayed into Turkish territory. And then Syrian rebels killed one of the pilots as he parachuted to earth and one of the Russian marines sent to rescue him.”

Taking Sides

The smug contempt that the mainstream U.S. media routinely shows toward anything involving Russia or Putin may help explain the cavalier disinterest in NATO member Turkey’s reckless behavior. Though Turkey’s willful shoot-down of a Russian plane that was not threatening Turkey could have precipitated a nuclear showdown between Russia and NATO, criticism of Erdogan was muted at most.

Similarly, neither the Obama administration nor the mainstream media wants to address the overwhelming evidence that Turkey – along with other U.S. “allies” such as Saudi Arabia and Qatar – have been aiding and abetting Sunni jihadist groups, including Al Qaeda and Islamic State, for years. Instead, Official Washington plays along with the fiction that Saudi Arabia, Turkey and others are getting serious about combating terrorism.

The contrary reality is occasionally blurted out by a U.S. official or revealed when a U.S. intelligence report gets leaked or declassified. For instance, in 2009, then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton noted in a confidential diplomatic memo, disclosed by Wikileaks, that “donors in Saudi Arabia constitute the most significant source of funding to Sunni terrorist groups worldwide.”

According to a Defense Intelligence Agency report from August 2012, “AQI [Al Qaeda in Iraq, which later morphed into the Islamic State] supported the Syrian opposition from the beginning, both ideologically and through the media. … AQI declared its opposition of Assad’s government because it considered it a sectarian regime targeting Sunnis.”

The DIA report added, “The salafist, the Muslim Brotherhood, and AQI are the major forces driving the insurgency in Syria. … The West, Gulf countries, and Turkey support the opposition.”

The DIA analysts already understood the risks that AQI presented both to Syria and Iraq. The report included a stark warning about the expansion of AQI, which was changing into the Islamic State. The brutal armed movement was seeing its ranks swelled by the arrival of global jihadists rallying to the black banner of Sunni militancy, intolerant of both Westerners and “heretics” from Shiite and other non-Sunni branches of Islam.

The goal was to establish a “Salafist principality in eastern Syria” where Islamic State’s caliphate is now located, and that this is “exactly what the supporting powers to the opposition” – i.e. the West, Gulf states, and Turkey – “want in order to isolate the Syrian regime,” the DIA report said.

In October 2014, Vice President Joe Biden told students at Harvard’s Kennedy School that “the Saudis, the emirates, etc. … were so determined to take down Assad and essentially have a proxy Sunni-Shia war … [that] they poured hundreds of millions of dollars and tens of thousands of tons of military weapons into anyone who would fight against Assad except the people who were being supplied were Al Nusra and Al Qaeda.”

Despite these occasional bursts of honesty, the U.S. government and the mainstream media have put their goal of having another “regime change” – this time in Syria – and their contempt for Putin ahead of any meaningful cooperation toward defeating the Islamic State and Al Qaeda.

This ordering of priorities further means there is no practical reason to revisit who was responsible for the Aug. 21, 2013 sarin gas attack. If Assad’s government was innocent and Ergogan’s government shared in the guilt, that would present a problem for NATO, which would have to decide if Turkey had crossed a “red line” and deserved being expelled from the military alliance.

But perhaps even more so, an admission that the U.S. government and the U.S. news media had rushed to another incorrect judgment in the Middle East – and that another war policy was driven by propaganda rather than facts – could destroy what trust the American people have left in those institutions. On a personal level, it might mean that the pundits and the politicians who were wrong about Iraq’s WMD would have to acknowledge that they had learned nothing from that disaster.

It might even renew calls for some of them – the likes of The New York Times’ Friedman and The Washington Post’s editorial page editor Fred Hiatt – to finally be held accountable for consistently misinforming and misleading the American people.

So, at least for now — from a perspective of self-interest — it makes more sense for the Obama administration and major news outlets to ignore the developing story of a NATO ally’s ties to terrorism, including an alleged connection to a grave war crime, the sarin attack outside Damascus.


Protesters attack Corsica Muslim prayer hall

Demonstrators ransacked the building and set fire to copies of the Quran, hours after hooded youths clashed with police in the capital Ajaccio. The French government has condemned the attacks.

December 26, 2015


The Christmas Day violence came as an apparent act of retaliation after police and firefighters were “ambushed” by “several hooded youths” overnight in a low-income neighborhood of Ajaccio, the capital of the island of Corsica, authorities said.

On Friday, a Muslim prayer room was vandalized after a crowd of about 150 gathered in front of official government buildings.

Racist chants

A correspondent for Agence-France Presse said the group shouted slogans in Corsican meaning “Arabs get out!” and “This is our home!”

A small group smashed the prayer hall’s glass door before entering and partially burning books that included copies of the Quran, said regional official Francois Lalanne.

“Fifty prayer books were thrown out on the street,” Lalanne said.

The vandalism took place a few hours after firefighters were set upon while responding to an emergency call late on Thursday night. Two firefighters and a police officer were injured in the earlier attack.

France’s prime minister, Manuel Valls, described the violence as “intolerable aggression toward firefighters and unacceptable desecretion of a Muslim place of prayer.”

French Muslim groups also condemned the violence, which they said took place “on a day of prayer for both Muslims and Christians.”

Tensions high

France 3 reported that new police reinforcements have been added at other prayer rooms across Corsica.

The Mediterranean island is a department of France, where security continues to top the political agenda after Islamist attacks in Paris killed 130 people. The country has witnessed an increase in violence toward Muslims since the November bloodshed.

This year, Christmas falls just after the Muslim feast day commemorating the birth of the prophet Mohammed.

mm/gsw (AFP, AP)


Houston mosque set ablaze in suspected arson attack

December 26, 2015


Houston officials are investigating a fire at a mosque southwest of the city. The blaze may have been an arson attack amid a rise of anti-Muslim sentiments in America.

The fire at the Islamic Society of Greater Houston started on Friday around 2:45pm, local media reported. About 80 firefighters took part in dousing the flame.

A spokesperson for the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) confirmed that the cause of the fire appears to be suspicious as it had multiple points of origin – an indicator of arson. Law enforcement officers are studying surveillance footage for possible evidence of an attack.

The fire seriously damaged the interior of the prayer house, according to amateur footage of the scene shown by KHOU TV station. Heavy smoke also damaged nearby businesses at the shopping center, where the mosque is located.

Friday prayers were held at a nearby banquet hall later in the night.

“The owner of the property allowed us to use that space until we fix our place again,” mosque caretaker Adbul Hafiz told the KTRK news channel.

The Houston chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-Houston) called on local, state and federal law enforcement authorities to investigate the fire carefully.

“Because of the recent spike in hate incidents targeting mosques nationwide, we urge law enforcement authorities to investigate a possible bias motive for this fire,” said CAIR-Houston Executive Director Mustafaa Carroll.

A string of arson attacks on mosques happened in the US after the shooting in California. Anti-Muslim statements by presidential candidate Donald Trump, who suggested banning Muslims from entering the country, made the issue part of the presidential campaign.


Elite Lawyers Now Selling Caribbean Tax Havens as Havens From Terror, Too

December 19, 2015

by Zaid Jilani

The Intercept

Caribbean nations have long served as tax havens for the world’s economic elite, with many offering so-called economic citizenship where, for large payments, one can simply buy citizenship in their countries.

That can save the 1 percent a pretty penny. Overseas tax evasion costs the U.S. government as much as $100 billion each year.

But now there’s an added wrinkle. At a swanky Washington, D.C., reception for the ultra-rich hosted by shameless Washington fixer Lanny Davis earlier this month, Timothy Harris, the prime minister of St. Kitts and Nevis, announced that his country would be suspending its economic citizenship program — at $250,000 a pop — for Syrians, ostensibly due to security concerns.

The subtext couldn’t have been more clear. Indeed, CS Global Partners, a British legal firm that specializes in securing economic citizenship for the super-wealthy in the Caribbean and elsewhere, sponsored the reception where Harris made his announcement and used his decision to rebrand these island nations as a “safe haven” from terrorism, as well as a tax haven.

Dual nationality is, simply, the 21st century’s insurance policy,” Micha Emmett, a global managing director at CS Global, said in a statement. “From visa-free or -upon arrival options for 131 countries to the tranquil experience at the heart of the Caribbean existence, investing in St. Kitts and Nevis, Dominica, or Grenada grants tremendous benefits while, in turn, supporting the economic developments of each respective island nation.

At the heel of the recent events in Mali, Nigeria, Paris, Ankara, and Beirut, a second citizenship from a Caribbean island provides indispensable access to a safe haven, while opening substantial business possibilities.”

Davis, a noted Hillary Clinton suck-up best known for his willingness to take money for services from almost anybody — brutal dictators, Martha Stewart, the Washington Redskins — is getting paid $10,000 a month by CS Global.


The truth is rushing out there: why conspiracies spread faster than ever

From 9/11 to the Paris attacks, from Ebola to Isis, every major global event attracts a corresponding counter-narrative from the ‘truthers’, some so all-encompassing that they take over people’s lives. Are our brains wired to believe, as a new book argues? And could such thinking actually be beneficial?

December 26, 2015

by David Shariatmadari

The Guardian

“I remember reading about Final Fantasy VII, a movie I was really looking forward to. My initial reaction was disappointment that it was two years away – because by then we’d be under military control.” It was 2004, and Matthew Elliott was in deep. Elliott, from San Antonio, Texas, had first been drawn to conspiracy theories when he was 19, in the aftermath of 9/11. “It seemed unfathomable that we could be attacked,” he says today. In his quest to make sense of what had happened he came across the notorious “truther” movement, a current of opinion that lays blame for the atrocities at the door of the US government.

The way most conspiracy theories are laid out, one thing always leads to another, so from there I became convinced that a ruling group called the New World Order orchestrated everything. This would all lead to martial law and a complete removal of our freedoms,” he says. A decade later, Elliott, now 34, is a “recovering” conspiracy theorist, having turned his back on a worldview that always posits some covert, powerful force acting against the interests of ordinary people. The change came gradually, but he thinks very differently now. “You can’t even get many of the 50 states to agree on things. Good luck convincing Europeans and Asians to get on board.”

Elliott’s reaction to the trauma of 9/11 was far from unusual. The attacks were so unprecedented, so devastating, that many of us struggled to make sense of them. Early reports were confused or contradictory: as a result some treated the official version of events with scepticism. A proportion of those in turn plumped for an explanation that would require fakery and coordination on a massive scale.

This shouldn’t surprise us: it’s a pattern that is repeated after every global shock, and in the aftermath of the Paris attacks, it has reared its head again. Within a day of the terrorist attacks on the French capital, blogs had been published arguing that they were the work of the government – a so-called “false flag” operation. The claims rest on the idea that Isis is the deliberate creation of western governments. More recently, the lawyer for the family of Syed Farook, one of the San Bernardino shooters, fuelled conspiratorial speculation when he said: “There’s a lot of motivation at this time to emphasise or create incidents that will cause gun control or prejudice or hatred towards the Muslim community.”

Round-the-clock coverage of global events means there is a constant supply of crisis and chaos for us to interpret. Stories of strings being pulled by hidden hands are a staple of our entertainment, from Spectre’s Blofeld to the baroque conspiracy of London Spy, one of the most acclaimed British dramas of the year, which unravelled in a spectacular example of the paranoid style. It’s not that belief in conspiracy theories is becoming more widespread, says Viren Swami, professor of social psychology at Anglia Ruskin university: while the research hasn’t been done yet, he tells me, there’s lots of anecdotal evidence to suggest that belief in conspiracies has remained fairly stable for the last half-century or so. What has changed, however, is the speed with which new theories are formed. “It’s a symptom of a much more integrated world,” he says. The internet speeds everything up, allowing conspiracy-minded individuals to connect and formulate their ideas. In contrast, it took months for theories about Pearl Harbor to develop.

Karen Douglas, another social psychologist, echoes this point. “People’s communication patterns have changed quite a lot over the last few years. It’s just so much easier for people to get access to conspiracy information even if they have a little seed of doubt about an official story. It’s very easy to go online and find other people who feel the same way as you.”

Is everyone prone to this kind of thinking, or is it the preserve of an extreme fringe? Douglas reckons it’s more common than most of us realise. “Recent research has shown that about half of Americans believe at least one conspiracy theory,” she says. “You’re looking at average people; people you might come across on the street.”

That’s also the view of Rob Brotherton, whose new book, Suspicious Minds, explores the traits that predispose us to belief in conspiracies. He cautions against sitting in judgment, since all of us have suspicious minds – and for good reason. Identifying patterns and being sensitive to possible threats is what has helped us survive in a world where nature often is out to get you. “Conspiracy theory books tend to come at it from the point of view of debunking them. I wanted to take a different approach, to sidestep the whole issue of whether the theories are true or false and come at it from the perspective of psychology,” he says. “The intentionality bias, the proportionality bias, confirmation bias. We have these quirks built into our minds that can lead us to believe weird things without realising that’s why we believe them.”

Whenever anything ambiguous happens, we have this bias towards assuming that it was intended – that somebody planned it, that there was some kind of purpose or agency behind it, rather than thinking it was just an accident, or chaos, or an unintended consequence of something.” This intentionality bias, Brotherton says, can be detected from early childhood. “If you ask a young kid why somebody sneezed, the kid thinks that they did it on purpose, that the person must really enjoy sneezing. It’s only after about the age of four or five that we begin to learn that not everything that everybody does is intended. We’re able to override that automatic judgment. But research shows that it still stays with us even into adulthood.”

For example, studies have shown that when people drink alcohol, they are more likely to interpret ambiguous actions as having been deliberate. “So if you’re at the pub and somebody jostles you and spills your drink, if it’s your first drink, you might write it off as an innocent mistake. But if you’re a few drinks in, then you’re more likely to think they did it on purpose, that it was an aggressive act.”

Like most personality traits, proneness to intentionality bias varies across the population. “Some people are more susceptible to it than others.” And, Brotherton explains, there is a small but reliable correlation between that susceptibility and belief in conspiracy theories.

External factors also play a part, of course. For Ryan, who asked that I omit his last name, the influence of a single charismatic individual was crucial. It was Johnny, a friend and bandmate, who showed him books and CDs about world government and “served as a guru of sorts”. At the same time as inducting him into the truther movement, “he was introducing me to music I’d never heard and really loved”. At the height of his involvement, Ryan says he believed a broad range of conspiracy theories, including “chemtrails” – the idea that the trails left by planes contain noxious chemicals intended to subdue or poison people; that Aids and Ebola were introduced by governments to control population; that the moon landings were faked; that a substance extracted from apricots called laetrile was an effective cure for cancer, but had been banned by the FDA and dismissed as quackery to protect the interests of Big Pharma. “I strained my relationships with my family badly. It’s always the ones you love the most that you want to ‘wake up’. I ended up in hugely embarrassing debates and arguments,” he says.

But beyond the anguish it caused for those close to him, were Ryan’s unorthodox beliefs harmful? Karen Douglas is wary of rubbishing all conspiracy theorising as dangerous. “Thinking in that way, it must have some positive consequences. If everybody went around just accepting what they were told by governments, officials, pharmaceutical companies, whoever, then we would be a bunch of sheep, really”. On the other hand, the effects of certain theories on behaviour can be damaging. Douglas’s own research [pdf download] has shown that exposure to the idea that the British government was involved in the death of Princess Diana reduced people’s intention to engage in politics. Similarly, subjects who read a text stating that climate change was a hoax by scientists seeking funding were less likely to want to take action to reduce their carbon footprint. And anti-vaccine conspiracy narratives make people less likely to vaccinate their children, a clear public health risk.

Should we try to stamp conspiracy theories out, then? Part of Brotherton’s argument is that they’re a natural consequence of the way our brains have evolved. Not only that, but trying to disprove them can backfire. “Any time you start trying to debunk conspiracy theories, for the people who really believe, that’s exactly what they would expect if the conspiracy were real,” he says.

Swami sees things differently. “Experimental work that we’ve done shows that it’s possible to reduce conspiracist ideation.” How? Swami found that people who had been encouraged to think analytically during a verbal task were less likely to accept conspiracy theories afterwards. For him, this hints at an important potential role for education. “The best way is, at a societal level, to promote analytical thinking, to teach critical thinking skills.” But that’s not all. When people have faith in their representatives, understand what they are doing and trust that they are not corrupt, they are less likely to believe in coverups. That’s why political transparency ought to be bolstered wherever possible – and corporate transparency, too. “A lot of people have trouble accepting a big organisation’s or government’s narratives of an event, because they’re seen as untrustworthy, they’re seen as liars,” argues Swami.

Improved teaching and changes in political and business culture would undoubtedly help. But conspiracy theories can be rejected for personal reasons, too. Ryan’s view changed with loss of his “guru”.

“I kinda dropped out of contact with Johnny after he got married and had a baby,” he says. “He was getting further and further into it, and I just couldn’t keep up with the mental gymnastics involved.” He started to look for alternative explanations – less exciting, but more plausible ones. “I looked at the people debating on the national level, for the presidency and such. No way these guys speaking in platitudes and generalisations could really be behind a global conspiracy to enslave or kill me. They weren’t doing a particularly good job of it either, considering how happy I was living my life.

“That was the epiphany, really. I was free. I was happy. None of the doom and gloom predicted and promised ever came.” For Ryan, by then 27, the bizarre ride was over. A world that pitted him against the forces of evil had all the appeal of a spy drama. But real life was less like a story – and in some ways more depressing. What does he think are the forces that really shape things? “Most of what is wrong in the world nowadays – well, I would put it down to incompetence and greed. A lack of compassion.”


List of CIA front organizations, domestic and foreign


AALC, see Afro-American Labor Center

A.P.I. Distributors, Inc.

Actus Technology

ADEP, see Popular Democratic Action

Advertising Center, Inc.

Aero Associates

Aero Service Corp. of Philadelphia

Aero Systems, Inc

Aero Systems Pvt. Ltd

AFME, see American Friends of the Middle East)

African-American Institute

Agencia Orbe Latinoamericano

Agribusiness Development, Inc.

AID (Agency for International Development – shared facilities with NIA)

Air America

Air Asia

Air Proprietary Company

All Ceylon Youth Council Movement

Alliance for Anti-totalitarian Education

American Committee for Liberation (of Cuba)

American Committee on a United Europe

America Fore Insurance Group

American Association of the Middle East

American Committee for Liberation from Bolshevism, Inc.

American Committee for the Liberation of the People of Russia

American Committee for the International Commission of Jurists

American Council of Churches

American Economic Foundation

American Federation for Fundemental Research

American Federation of Labor/Congress of Industrial Organization (AFL/CIO)

American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME)

American Foundation for the Middle East

American Friends of the Middle East

American Friends of the Russian Freedom

American Friends Service Committee

American Fund for Czechoslovak Refugees

American Fund For Free Jurists

American Geographic Society

American Historical Society

American Institute for Free Labor Development (AIFLD)

American Institute of Cairo

American Machine & Foundry

American Mutual Insurance Company

American Newspaper Guild

American Newspaper Publishers

American Political Science Association

American Research Center in Egypt, Inc.

Anderson Security Associates (Virginia)

American Society of African Culture

American University – Special Operations Research Office

Ames Research Center

M.D. Anderson Foundation

ANSA (Italian Wire Service)

Antell, Wright & Nagel

Anti-Communist Christian Front

Anti-Communist Liberation Movement

Anti-Totalitarian Board of Solidarity with the People of Vietnam

Anti-Totalitarian Youth movement

Appalachian Fund


Area Tourist Association

Arbian-American Oil Company

Arnim Proprietary, Ltd

Arrow Air

Ashland Oil and Refining Company

Asia Foundation

Association American Oriental Society

Association of Former Intelligence Officers

Association of American Geographers

Association of Computing Machinery

Association of Friends of Venezuela

Association of Preparatory Students

Atomics, Physics & Science Fund, Inc.

Atwater Research Program in North Africa

Audio Intelligence Devices, Inc.

Australian Association for Cultural Freedom

Assoziation ungarischer Studenten in Nordamerika


B.R. Fox Laboratories (B.R. Fox Company)

Bahamas Commonwealth Bank

Bank of Lisle

Ball, Janik, and Novack

Bankers Trust Company

Basic Resources

Battelle Memorial Institute

Beacon Fund (West)

Berliner Verein (West)

Berliner Verein zur Forderung der Bildungshilfe in Entwicklungslandern (West)

Berliner Verein zur Forderung der Publizistik in Entwicklungslandern

Bird Air

Bishop, Baldwin, Rewald, Dillingham and Wong

Blythe & Company, Inc

Boni, Watkins, Jason & Company

Brazilian Institute for Democratic Action (IBAD)

BRS Holding Company

Broad and High Foundation

J. Frederick Brown Foundation

Bruce Campbell and Company

Burndy Corporation

Burgerkomitee fur Au Benpolitik (SS)

Butte Pipe Line Company


Cahill, Gordon, Reindel & Ohl

Cahill & Wilinski

Caramar (Caribbean Marine Aero Corp)

California Shipbuilding Corporation

Caribban Marine Area Corporation

Caspian Pipeline Consortium

Castle Bank and Trust

Catherwood Foundation

(CRESS) Center for Strategic Studies

(CEAS) CEOSL, see Ecuadorean Confederation of Free Trade Union Organizations

Center for Strategic and International Studies

Center of Studies and Social Action

Central Investigative Agency

Century Special (controled by ICC)

Chalk№s International Airlines

Chesapeake Foundation

Church League of America

Civil Air Transport

Civilian Irregular Defense Group(s

Civilian Military Assistance

Clothing and Textiles Workers Union COG, see Guayana Workers Confederation

CMI Investments

Coastal Products

Coastal Trade Unions Cross, Murphy and Smith

Cocke and Phillips International

Columbian Financial Development Company

Colt’s Patent Fire Arms Company

Committee for Free Albania

Committee for the Defense of National Interests

Committee for Liberty of Peoples

Committee of One Million Against the Admission of Communist China to the United Nations

Communications Workers of America (CWA)

Community Congress for Cultural Freedom

Combat Military Ordinances Ltd.

Computerized Thermal Imaging, Inc.

Confederation for an Independent Poland

Conference of the Atlantic

Continental Press

Continental Shelf Explorations, Inc.

Cooperative League of America

Coordinating Committee of Free Trade Unionists of Ecuador

Coordinating Secretariat of National Unions of Students (cosec), see International

              Student Conference (ISC)

Corporate Air Services

Cosden Petroleum Corporation

COSECOIN (Corporate Security Consultants International

Council on Economic and Cultural Affairs, Inc

Council of Foreign Relations

Cox, Langford, Stoddard & Cutler

CRC, see Cuban Revolutionary Council

Crest Detective Agency (Santa Monica)

CROCLE, see Regional Confederation of Ecuadoreas

Crossroads of Africa

Crusade for Freedom

Cryogenics, Inc.

CSU, see Urugayan Labor Conference

CTM, see Mexican Worker Confederation

Cuban Portland Cement Company

Cuban Revolutionary Council (CRC, Cuban Exile)

Cummings and Seller

Curtis Publishing Company

CUT, see Uruguayan Confederation of Workers


Daddario & Burns

Dane Aviation Supply

Debevoise, Plimpton, Lyons & Gates (West)

Defense Services, Inc

Defense Systems, International

Dektor Counterinteligence (Virginia)

Deutscher Kunstlerbund

Dominion Rubber Company

Double-Check Corporation

DRE, see Revolutionary Student Directorate in Exile


Eagle Aviation Technology and Services

Eagleton Institute of Politics – Princeton University East Asian Institute

East-West Center

EATSCO (the Egyptian American Transport and Service Company)

EC (see also EC varients, PGES, Granville Road Company, Idaho Power Systems, Coastal Products, Fouch Electric, Linnco Electric, and law firm of Ball, Janik, and Novak)

EC Company

EC Distributing 

EC Engineering

EC Pulp and Paper

EC Technical Services

EC Voice and Data

Ecuadorean Anti-Communist Action

Ecuadorean Anti-Communist Front

Ecuadorean Confederation of Free Trade Union Organizations (CEOSL)

Ecuadorean Federation of Telecommunications Workers (FENETEL)

Editors Press Service

Edsel Fund

Electrical Construction

Electrical Contractors

Electrical Contractors of Oregon

Electric Storage Battery Company

El Gheden Mining Corporation

Encounter Magazine

End Kadhmir Dispute Committee

Energy Resources


ERC International, Inc.

ESI Electronic Specialties, Inc.

Enstnischer Nationalrat

Enstnischer Weltzentralrat

Estrella Company

Europe Assembly of Captive Nations

Evergreen International Air

Exeter Banking Company


Fairfield Aviation

Farfield Foundation, Inc.

Federal League for Ruralist Action (Ruralistas)

Federation for a Democratic Germany in Free Europe

Fed. Inte. des Journalistes de Tourisme

FENETEL, see Ecuadorean Federation of Telecommunications Workers

Fidelity Reporting Service

Fiduciary Trust

First Florida Resource Corporation

Food, Drink and Plantation Workers Union

Ford Foundation

Foreign Broadcast Information

Foreign News Service

Foreign Press Association B.C

Forest Products, Ltd.

“Forum” (Wein)

Fouch Electric

Foundation for International and Social Behavior

Foundation for Student Affairs

Franklin Broadcasting Company

Free Africa Organization of Colored People

Free Europe Committee, Inc

Free Europe Exile Relations

Free Europe Press Division

Freie Universitat (FU)

Frente Departmental de Compensinos de Puno

Fund For Peace

Fund for International, Social and Economic Development


Gambia National Youth Council

GEICO (Government Employees Insurance Company)

Geneva’s Exchange and Investment Bank

Geological Society of America

George L. Barnes & Associates (Los Angeles)

Georgia Council on Human Relations

Gibralter Steamship Corp

Global Financial

Global International Airways

Glore, Forgan & Company

Golden West Airlines

Goldstein, Judd & Gurfein

Gotham Foundation

Government Affairs Institute

Grace Capital

W.R. Grace and Company

Grandville Road Company

Gray and Company

Granary Fund

Great American Banks

Grey Advertising Agency

Gulf Stream, Ltd.

Gulf Oil Corporation

Guyana Workers Confederation (COG)


Andrew Hamilton Fund

Heights Fund

Joshua Hendy Iron Works

Hercules Research Corporation


Hill & Knowlton

Himalayan Convention

Histadrut – The Federation of Labor in Israel


Hoblitzelle Foundation

Hodson Corporation

Hogan & Hartson, legal firm (Edward Bennett Williams firm)

Hoover Institute on War, Revolution and Peace

Howard Hughes Medical Institute

Hutchins Advertising Company of Canada

Huyck Corporation


IBAD, see Brazilian Institute for Democratic Action

IBM (International Business Machines)

ICC (International Controls Corp

Idaho Power Systems

Impossible Electronic Techniques (Russiaville, In.)

Independence Foundation

Independent Research Service

Industrial Research Service

Information Security International Inc.

Institut zur Erforschung der USSR e.V.

Institute Battelle Memorial

Institute of Historical Review

Institute of International Education

Institute of International Labor Research Education

Institute of Political Education

Institute of Public Administration                                                

Inter-American Capital

Intermountain Aviation

Inter-Probe, Inc.

Interarmco (International Armament Corp.)

Intercontinental Industries

Intercontinental Finance Corporation

Intercontinental Research Corporation

Intermountain Aviation

International-American Center of Economic and Social Studies

International-American Federation of Journalists

International-American Federation of Working Newspapermen (IFWN)

International-American Labor College

International-American Police Academy, see International Police Academy

International-American Regional Labor Organization (ORIT)

International Armament Corporation (INTERARMCO) International Air Tours of Nigeria

International Bancorp, Ltd

International Business Communications

International Confederation of Free Trade Unions (IFCTU)

International Commission of Jurists (ICJ)

International Cooperation Administration (ICA)

International Credit Bank of Switzerland

International Development Foundation, Inc.

International Fact Finding Institute    

International Federation of Christian Trade Unions IFCTU, see World Confederation of     Labor

International Federation of Journalists

International Federation of Petroleum and Chemical Workers (IFPCW)

International Federation of Plantation, Agriculture and Allied Workers (IFPAAW)

International Federation of Women Lawyers (IFWL)

International Geographical Union

International Investigators, Inc.

International Journalists Conference

International Labor Research Institute

International Press Institute

International Rescue Committee

International Police Services (INPOLSE)

International Secretatiate of the Pax Romana

International Student Conference (ISC)

International Telephone and Telegraph Corporation (ITT)

International Trade Services

International Trade Secretariats

International Trading and Investment Guaranty Corp., Ltd.,

International Transport Workers Federation (ITF)

International Union Officials Trade Organizations

International Union of Young Christian Democrats

International Youth Center

Internationale Federation der Mittel- und Osteuropas

Internationale Organization zur Erforschung kommunistischer Nethoden

Internationaler Bund freier Journalisten

Internationales Hilfskomitee

Intertel (International Intelligence Incorporated)

IOS (Investor№s Overseas Services)

ITT (International Telephone and Telegraph)


Japan Cultural Forum

John P. Muldoon Detective Agency

Joseph Z. Taylor & Associates Kenyon Electronics



Kaplan Fund, Inc.

Kennedy & Sinclaire, Inc.

Kentfield Fund J.M.

Kenya Federation of Labour

Khmer Airlines

Kilmory Investments, Ltd

Kimberly-Clark Corporation

Komittee fur internationale Beziehungen

Komittee fur Selbstbestimmung

Komittee fur die Unabhangigkeit des Kaukasus

Korean C.I.A.

Korean Freedom and Cultural Foundation, Inc.


Labor Committee for Democratic Action

Lake Resources

Law Enforcement Assistance Administration

Law Enforcement Intelligence Unit

Lawyer’s Constitutional Defense Committee

League for Industrial Democracy

League for International Social and Cooperative Development

Ligue de la Liberte

Linking Progressive Corp., S.A.

Linnco Electric

Litton Industrial Company

London American


Management Safeguards, Inc.

Manhattan Coffee Company

Maritime Support Unit

Marconi Telegraph-Cable Company

Marshall Foundation, Center for International Studies (MIT-CIS)

Martin Marietta Company

Mathieson Chemical Corporation

McCann-Erikson, Inc.

Megadyne Electronics

Mercantile Bank and Trust Company


Meridian Arms

Charles E. Merrill Trust

Mexican Workers Confederation (CTM)

Military Armaments Corp.

Miner & Associates

Mineral Carriers, Ltd.

MITRE Corporation

Mobil Oil Company


Monroe Fund

Moore-McCormack Lines, Inc.

Moral Majority Moral Rearmament Movement

Mount Pleasant Trust

Movement for Integrated University Action

Robert Mullen Company

Narodno Trudouoj Sojus (NTS)

National Academy of Sciences

National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)

National Board for Defense of Sovereignty and Continental Solidarity

National Catholic Action Board

National Commission on Marijuana and Drug Abuse

National Council of Churches

National Defense Front

National Educational Films, Inc.

National Education Association

National Endowment for the Preservation of Liberty

National Federation of Petroleum and Chemical Workers of Ecuador

National Feminist Movement for the Defense of Uruguay

National Intelligence Academy,

National Railways Security Bureau, Inc

National Research Council

National Student Association

National Student Press Council of India

National Union of Journalists of Ecuador


New York Times

Norman Fund

Norman Jaspan Associates

North American Rockwell Corporation

North American Uranium, Inc

Norwich Pharmaceutical Company

Nugan Fruit Group

Nugan Hand Bank


Oceanic Cargo

Oil Workers International Union

Omni Spectra, Inc. (Tempe, Az.)

Operations and Policy Research, Inc.

Orange Spot

Organix. Ukrainischer Nationalisten (OUN)

ORIT, see International-American Regional Labor Organization

Overseas New Agency

Overseas Southeast Asia Supply Company


Pacific Corporation

Pacific Life Insurance

Paderewski Foundation

PAMCO (Pacific Aircraft Maintenance Company

Pan-American Foundation

Pan Aviation

Pappss Charitable Trust


Jere Patterson & Associates

Pax Romana

Peace and Freedom

Penobscot Land & Investment Company

Phoenix Financial

Plant Protection, Inc.

Plenary of Democratic Civil Organizations of Uruguay

Pope & Ballard

Popular Democratic Action (ADEP)

Press Institute of India

Price Fund

Project Democracy

Property Resources, Ltd.

Public Service International (PSI)

Publisher’s Council


Rabb Charitable Foundation

Radio Americas

Radio Free Europe

Radio Free Asia

Radio Liberty

Radio Liberty Committee, Inc.

Radio Liberation

Radio Swan

Rand Corporation

Rapid-American Corp.

Red Pearl Bay, S.A.

Regional Confederation of Ecuadorean Coastal Trade Unions (CROCLE)

Research Foundation for Foreign Affairs

Resorts International (Parent of Intertel)

Retail Clerk’s International Association

Revolutionary Democratic Front (RFD, Cuban exile)

Reynolds Metal Company

Robert A. Maheu Associates

Robert R. Mullen Company

Rubicon Foundation

Rumanisches Nationalkomitee

Russian and East European Institute

Russian Institute

Russian Research Center




San Jacinto Foundation

San Miguel Fund


SECOIN (Security Consultants International)

Sentinels of Liberty

Sheffield Edwards & Associates (Virginia) :

Shenandoah Airleasing


Southern Air Transport Spectre Security Products (Orange, Ca)

Sith & Company

Social Christian Movement of Ecuador

Sociedade Anomima de Radio Retransmissao (RARETSA)

Society for Defense of Freedom in Asia

SODECO (Sakhalin Oil Development Cooperation Co)

SODIMAC Southern Air Transport

St. Lucia Airways

Standard Commerz Bank of Switzerland

Standard Electronics, Inc.

Standish Ayer & McKay, Inc.

Stanford Technology Trading Group International (STTGI)

Strauss Fund

Sterling Chemical Co.

Streamlight, Inc. (King of Prussia, Pa.)

Student Movement for Democratic Action

Sur International

Sullivan & Cromwell

Summit Aviation

Sylvania Electric Products, Inc.

Synod of Bishops of the Russian Church Outside of Russia

Systems Development Corporation



Tarantel Press

Tetra Tech International

Thai-Pacific Services Company

The Aquatic Club

The Bourbon and Beefsteak Bar and Restaurant

The Broyhill Building (Arlington, VA)  

The Law Association for Asia and the Western Pacific

The Second National Bank of Homstead (Florida)

The Texas Tavern

The Washington Monthly

The World Finance Corporation

Tibet Convention

Time Magazine

Tower Fund

Tractron (Vienna, Va.) 

Trade Winds Motel


Trident Bank

Twentieth Century Fund


Udall Corp.

Unabhangiger Forschugsdienst

Ungarischer Nationalrat

United Fruit Company

United States Youth Council

United Ukrainian American Relief Committee

Universal Service Corporation

Untersuchungsausschub freiheitlicher Juristen (UfJ)

Uruguayan Committee for Free Detention of Peoples

Uruguayan Confederation of Workers (CUT)

Uruguayan Labor Confederation (CSU)

USAID (Agency for International Development – shared facilities with NIA) 

USIA (United States Information Agency

USIA Weapon Sales

U.S. News and World Report

U.S.-Russian Commercial Energy Working Group


Vanguard Service Corporation

Varicon, Inc

Vector, Ltd.

Venture Fund



Wainwright and Matthews Joseph Walter & Sons

Warden Trust

Erwim Wasey, Ruthrauff & Ryan, Inc.

Washington Post

Wexton Advertising Agency

Western International Ground Maintenance Organization (WIGMO)

Whitten Trust


Williford-Telford Corporation

World Assembly of Youth (WAY)

World Confederation of Labour

World Marine, Inc.

Wynnewood Fund


York Research Corporation


Zapato Off-Shore Oil Company

Zapato Petroleum Corp

Zenith Technical Enterprizes

Zen Nihon Gakusei Jichikai Sorengo

Zentrale for Studien und Dokumentation

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