Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Exotic assassination methods worry foreign leaders by Wayne Madsen

Exotic assassination methods worry foreign leaders by Wayne Madsen

It is one thing for the National Security Agency and its foreign partners to eavesdrop on the phone calls and email exchanges of various world leaders. However, publicly-disclosed classified NSA material on how the agency and its partners are increasingly intercepting on-line medical data and even the shipments of pharmaceuticals and medical equipment to bring about political assassinations from seemingly "natural causes" has piqued the concerns of many security services around the world.

NSA's collection of medical intelligence or "MEDINT" on targeted individuals, data that includes medications and their dosages, medical test results, DNA prints, medical equipment such as dialysis machines, and wireless tele-medicine components, coupled with the use of pharmaceutical "honey pots" relied on to deliver fatal dosages of drugs to victims means that the NSA is no longer merely in the surveillance business but also "wet affairs," that is political assassinations.

Because of NSA's involvement with the Central Intelligence Agency in exotic means of assassinating political leaders by medical means, Russian President Vladimir Putin employed food tasters to test his food prepared for him by the Brisbane Hilton Hotel during the G20 summit in that city last November.  Putin and his security entourage feared that the U.S. and the Tony Abbott government in Australia may have tried to poison Putin's food during his abbreviated two-day stay at the G20 conclave.

TOP SECRET slide describes NSA's medical intelligence program and the use of human intelligence (HUMINT) agents and pharmaceutical "honey pots." Such cloak and dagger terms would not be used if the purpose of the program was benign. However, it is clear that NSA and the CIA are using such tradecraft to deliver fatal doses of prescription medication, as well as lethal poisons, to targeted political leaders.

After the March 2013 death of Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez at the age of 58 from fast-acting pelvic cancer, Venezuela's new president, Nicolas Maduro, charged that Chavez was assassinated through the use of a cancer weapon developed by the United States. General José Ornella, the head of the Venezuelan presidential guard, said, "I think it will be 50 years before they declassify a document  . . . I think [will show] the hand of the enemy is involved." Ornella did not have to wait 50 years since the technology and strategy employed by the CIA and NSA in carrying out medical assassinations is described in a set of highly-classified PowerPoint slides prepared for NSA's Signals Intelligence (SIGINT) Development Conference in June 2010, a full year before Chavez announced to the world that he was being treated for cancer.

The CIA had long been involved in researching exotic methods to assassinate political leaders. The agency's Technical Services Division, headed by Dr. Sidney Gottlieb, tried to use poison, including a cancer-inducing drug, and highly radioactive substances to kill Cuban leader Fidel Castro and an ampule containing a deadly pathogen to be used on Congolese Prime Minister Patrice Lumumba. Castro survived scores of CIA assassination attempts while Lumumba was assassinated in 1961 by bayonet stabs followed by a volley of bullets. Gottlieb's cancer weapons were developed in cooperation with Dr. Alton Oschner, the former president of the American Cancer Society.

Before he succumbed to what have been a designer cancer-inducing drug, Chavez noted how many leftist Latin American leaders were contracting cancer at the same time. Chavez said, "I find it very strange. It is hard to explain" why Brazil's Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva and his successor, Dilma Rousseff, and the president of Argentina, Cristina Kirchner, all got cancer around the same time. Chavez included himself in the group of Latin American leaders who suddenly developed cancer. In August 2010, Paraguay's President Fernando Lugo was discovered to have a cancerous tumor in his lymphatic nodes. Lugo recovered but was ousted in a CIA-directed coup d'etat. In 2008, Lugo and other Paraguayan presidential candidates were the targets of a DNA collection operation carried out by the CIA station in Asuncion. Chavez said that Fidel Castro once warned him, "Chavez take care. These people have developed technology. You are very careless. Take care what you eat, what they give you to eat  . . . a little needle and they inject you with I don’t know what."

Chavez also said he was concerned about Bolivian President Evo Morales. Chavez said, "We'll have to take good care of Evo. Take care Evo!" In January 2009, Morales underwent surgery, performed by a Cuban medical team, for a cancerous tumor discovered in his nasal passage.

Putin was right to be concerned about poisoning in Brisbane last November. World leaders opposed to U.S. and neoconservative machinations may have to think seriously about the propriety of attending summits and conferences with the threat of CIA and NSA medical assassination teams looming.

The CIA's medical assassination weapons were discussed at the Senate hearings chaired by Sen. Frank Church (D-ID) in 1975:

Walter Scheib
What White House "culinary" secrets might have former presidential executive chef Walter Scheib (above) taken with him to his grave?

As more and more information is leaked about U.S. involvement in medical assassination programs, world leaders are justifiably increasing their security protection. Many of these leaders may also forgo availing themselves of the food and drink at luncheons and dinners served at the White House. If the CIA's and NSA's medical assassination teams have managed to penetrate the White House service staff only the White House executive chef may have been aware of any problems in food serving protocols and VIP security provided by the Secret Service, an agency that has experienced more than its share of security lapses. The White House executive chef who served Presidents Bill Clinton and George W. Bush, Walter Scheib, was recently found dead in a river near the Yerba Canyon hiking trail near Taos, New Mexico. What "cooking secrets" of the CIA -- not the Culinary Institute of America but the Central Intelligence Agency -- could Scheib have taken with him to his grave?
August of 2010 60-year-old Paraguayan President Fernando Lugo was diagnosed with a tumor of lymphatic system - See more at: http://english.pravda.ru/world/americas/05-01-2012/120158-south_america-0/#sthash.vlGohfnN.dpuf

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Dead White House chef "knew what was going on" on 9/11 by Wayne Madsen

 Dead White House chef "knew what was going on" on 9/11

Former White House executive chef Walter Scheib, who served Presidents Clinton and George W. Bush from 1994 to 2005, was found dead on June 21 near a hiking trail outside of Taos, New Mexico. Scheib's body was found in a river about a mile-and-a-half from the Yerba Canyon Trailhead where his car was parked. New Mexico State Police launched a search for Scheib, 61, after his girlfriend reported him missing. Before becoming White House chef, Scheib was the chef at the Greenbrier resort and spa at White Sulphur Springs, West Virginia. For decades, the adjacent mountain connected to the resort housed a 112,544 square foot underground bunker that was to have been used by Congress during a nuclear war. The facility was decommissioned in the early 1990s and the U.S. government canceled its lease in 1995. Scheib was hired at the White House on the recommendation of then-First Lady Hillary Clinton.
On September 11, 2011, Scheib told ABC News's Rebecca Cooper that he was too upset to talk about what was happening to the country after the White House began evacuating non-essential staff after a plane was reported to be heading toward the executive mansion. Cooper described what Scheib told her to ABC News anchorman Peter Jennings. The following YouTube video includes Scheib's comments to Cooper. Cooper describes Scheib as "too rattled" and "couldn't speak" but Cooper also reported that Scheib and his staff "did know what's going on in the country today."

Could Scheib's knowledge about what was going on "in the country today" have earned him a "wet affairs" hit? On September 11, President Bush was at an elementary school in Sarasota, Florida and Vice President Dick Cheney took full command of the presidential response to the 9/11 attack from the White House's Presidential Emergency Operations Center (PEOC), a fortified bunker under the East Wing. Had Scheib overheard something concerning Cheney's role in the events of 9/11 or something worse?

A medical examination of Scheib's body will be complicated by the fact that it was found in a river. Even a short exposure to water can mar toxicology and other test results.

In the event the YouTube video clip disappears from the YouTube site, as is often the case with some 9/11-related clips, WMR has uploaded the relevant quote to its own server.
Scheib's death while hiking is reminiscent of that of former British Foreign Secretary Robin Cook who is said to have died from a heart attack at the age of 59 while hiking in the Scottish Highlands. After he collapsed, Cook fell 8 feet down a ridge. Norman Baker, a Liberal Democratic MP, said Cook died as the result of an intelligence agency hit and stressed that it was the same fate that befell British Defense Ministry weapons of mass destruction expert David Kelley. A month before his death, on July 8, 2005, Cook penned an article in The Guardian that accused the CIA of running Al Qaeda, the designated 9/11 "bogeyman." Cook wrote: "
Bin Laden was, though, a product of a monumental miscalculation by Western security agencies. Throughout the 80s he was armed by the CIA and funded by the Saudis to wage jihad against the Russian occupation of AfghanistanAl-Qaida, literally 'the database,' was originally the computer file of the thousands of mujahideen who were recruited and trained with help from the CIA to defeat the Russians." As Foreign Secretary, Cook was in charge of Britain's Secret Intelligence Service (MI6) and the Government Communications Headquarters (GCHQ), the U.S. National Security Agency's British partner.

Thursday, June 18, 2015

Brennan's financial ties to Rothschilds exposed by Wayne Madsen

Brennan's financial ties to Rothschilds exposed
by Wayne Madsen

Central Intelligence Agency director John O. Brennan, whose stewardship of both the CIA and the National Security Council during the Obama presidency has done more to ensure the spread of the Islamic State and the success of Israeli expansionism than any other single administration figure, has extensive financial ties to the Rothschild financial empire, according to Brennan's financial disclosure statement from 2014.

Brennan is invested in BlackRock Institutional Trust Company, which is a spin-off of Jacob Rothschild's Blackstone Group. BlackRock is the world's largest money-management firm. BlackRock was founded in 1988 by Laurence Fink under the corporate umbrella of Blackstone. Fink, a reported dual U.S.-Israeli national, became chairman and CEO of BlackRock. Brennan's ties to a company with strong links to Israel calls into question the CIA's role in the current Middle East imbroglio, especially in light of Israel's cooperation with Saudi Arabia in support of the Islamic State military and terrorist operations in Syria, Iraq, Yemen, and Libya.

Brennan's investments with the Rothschilds' investment firm is not the only tie between the CIA director and a Zionist enterprise. Brennan is also invested in Ivy Asset Strategy, a firm co-founded by Howard Wohl, the Treasurer of the Israel on Campus Coalition, which seeks to strengthen Israel's presence and influence on college campuses, especially against the Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions (BDS) movement against Israel and the  academic boycott of Israel by American colleges and universities. Wohl is also the president of the Board of Brooklyn College Hillel and a member of the board of the Jewish Education Project.

Brennan also has investments in PIMCO, the largest bond fund in the world, which is also closely linked to the Rothschild family. Rothschild firms act as financial advisers to PIMCO. Brennan's investments with the Oppenheimer Fund, which is, like the Rothschild group, another Zionist financial house, is also problematic. One of Oppenheimer's major trading centers is in Tel Aviv. Oppenheimer Israel serves the leading Israeli financial institutions, including banks, broker age houses, insurance companies, pension funds, hedge funds, mutual funds, and portfolio managers. Oppenheimer Israel has also been a leading financier of illegal Jewish settlements on the West Bank and east Jerusalem. In fact, Oppenheimer's first investment in a Jewish settlement in Palestine was in 1911!

What John Brennan believes are "ethics" and what is ethical are a universe apart. There is nothing ethical about investing one's money with the Rothschilds in support of Israeli expansionism while at the same time using the CIA to destabilize those countries that have stood up to Israel's greater designs on the Middle East in cooperation with their Saudi allies.

Declassified CIA report yields information contained in missing 28-pages by Wayne Madsen

Declassified CIA report yields information contained in missing 28-pages 
by Wayne Madsen

Two Central Intelligence Agency reports on the problems of the CIA's Counter-terrorism Center (CTC), one issued in August 2001, a little over two weeks before the 9/11 attack, and the other issued in June 2005, contain much of the information in the missing 28-pages from the Joint Inquiry into Intelligence Community Activities Before and After the Terrorist Attacks of September 11, 2001. Former Senator Bob Graham (D-FL), the chairman of the Senate Intelligence Committee, and a principal author of the joint inquiry report, has, along with three senators and three U.S. representatives, urged the 28 pages to be declassified.

The first report, classified SECRET NOFORN [No foreign dissemination], is the"Inspection Report of the DCI Counterterrorism Center Directorate of Operations," dated August 2001. The second report, classified TOP SECRET/HCS [Humint Control System]/SI [Special Intelligence]/NOFORN/ORCON [Originator controls dissemination and/or release of the document] is the "Office of Inspector General Report on Central Intelligence Agency Accountability Regarding Findings and Conclusions  of the Report of the Joint Inquiry Into Intelligence Community Activities Before and After the Terrorist Attacks of September 11, 2001." Both reports are heavily redacted. The information revealed in the second report, which was prepared in response to the findings contained in Graham's report, bolster WMR's previous reports that the missing 28-pages link Saudi government officials to the 9/11 attack and imply that Israel withheld important intelligence from the United States on the impeding attacks and may have been in collusion with the Saudis to see that the attack was carried out.

The most damning revelation is on page 20 of the second report from 2005, which implies that the CIA's CTC took a sabbatical on all "intelligence reports" (IRs) on terrorist activity in Israel, Saudi Arabia, and Yemen. Yemen was the ancestral home of Osama bin Laden. The report states that CTC personnel did not prepare any terrorist activity summaries during the late spring or summer of 2001 that provided any assessment of the overall threat. BY not focusing on Israel, Saudi Arabia, or Bin Laden associates' activities in Yemen, other U.S. intelligence agencies were blind to the impending attack.

The key paragraph is:

"Although the CIA used many vehicles to inform the policymakers of the threat [of impeding terrorist attacks], CTC analysts did not write any Intelligence Report (IR) or similar product during the late spring or summer that provided any assessment of the overall threat. IRs earlier in the year warned of threats in Saudi Arabia, Israel, and Yemen; between mid-May 2001 and 9/11, however, CTC wrote no IRs that provided a comprehensive analysis of all the threats being received [emphasis added] or that put the then-current warning environment in context. In fact, the few IRs that CTC wrote during the late spring and summer included no threat warnings at all."

In other words, the CTC ignored reports emanating from the Drug Enforcement Administration, Federal Bureau of Investigation, U.S. Marshals Service, Environmental Protection Agency, U.S. Coast Guard, National Guard, state and local police, and other agencies about fake Israeli "art students," all with experience as Israeli military and intelligence operatives, casing federal facilities and offices, as well as the homes of federal employees, all within the same areas where the alleged 9/11 Saudi, Egyptian, and Yemeni hijackers maintained residences. The CIA's Counterterrorism Center "stood down" during the height of seemingly joint Israeli intelligence and Arab hijacker activity that ranged from Jersey City to Hollywood, Florida and Irving, Texas to San Diego. WMR was told by those who read the missing 28-pages from the Joint Congressional report that Saudi-Israeli collusion in the 9/11 attack can be extrapolated from the footnoted material. The June 2005 CIA report largely provides the information that remains redacted in the Joint Inquiry.

Page 227 of the second report also states that critical CIA intelligence assets were devoted in the six months preceding 9/11 not to Al Qaeda, which was a demonstrated threat to the United States, but to "Hizballah" or Lebanese Hezbollah. While Hezbollah is a sworn enemy of Israel it was not a hostile threat to the United States. The report states, " . . . about three-quarters of the pieces for the Senior Executive Intelligence Brief (SEIB) that AIG [Assessment and Information Group] did during the six months prior to 9/11 covered terrorist groups other than al-Qa'ida, such as Hizballah." This fact also indicates Israeli intelligence and pro-Israeli neo-conservative interference with the U.S. intelligence posture prior to 9/11.

Page 257 suggests that the CTC was as much or more concerned about "anti-globalists" committing terrorist attacks in July 2001 than Al Qaeda.

The 2005 CIA report also states that the Joint Inquiry criticized the CIA for devoting too much time on non-Al Qaeda threats.

The CIA report also states that according to the Joint Inquiry (JI), the CIA withheld information from the FBI about the pe-9/11 planning meeting in Malaysia of Al Qaeda hijackers Nawaf al-Hazmi and Khalid al-Mihdhar and al-Mihdhar's visa to enter the United States. Nor was action taken on four Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA) leads on al-Mihdhar, al-Hazmi, Zacarias Moussaoui (the so-called "20th hijacker"), and the Malaysia terrorist summit. This is an obvious reference to the DIA's Able Danger program that was abruptly shut down after 9/11.

Page 324 of the CIA report states that the Joint Inquiry criticized the CIA's over-reliance on "foreign services to develop human sources," thus meaning that the CIA had "insufficient focus on unilateral operations." It is known that one of the foreign services that the CIA relied on too heavily for human intelligence, even intelligence that proved bogus and incomplete, was Israel's Mossad. In a February 16, 2005, memo from former CIA director George Tenet to the CIA Inspector General, Tenet states that his plan to concentrate CIA intelligence gathering on the sanctuaries of Bin Laden and his associates in "Sudan, Lebanon, Yemen, and, most importantly, Afghanistan" were briefed to "former Secretary of State Henry Kissinger and former DCIs Helms and Woolsey." Kissinger and Woolsey are known ciphers for Israeli intelligence. Kissinger and Woolsey, private citizens at the time of their briefings by Tenet, likely served as important leaks to the Mossad about what the CIA knew about Al Qaeda's future plans.

The CIA report notes that a few officials within the CTC and the CIA's Near East Division speculated that "dissident sympathizers" within the Saudi government may have aided Al Qaeda and that "'a few Saudi Government officials' may support Usama Bin Laden (UBL)." The section of the report dealing with Saudi government complicity in 9/11 is heavily redacted.

WMR has previously reported that among those Saudi officials who aided and abetted Al Qaeda and the 9/11 attack was present Saudi King Salman, the Governor of Riyadh province in 2001, and Prince Bandar, the Saudi ambassador in Washington who was so close to the Bush family he became known as "Bandar Bush."

Saturday, June 13, 2015

SPECIAL REPORT. UPDATE. Jeb Bush received comprehensive CIA briefing when he worked for bank in Caracas by Wayne Madsen

SPECIAL REPORT. UPDATE. Jeb Bush received comprehensive CIA briefing when he worked for bank in Caracas by Wayne Madsen

WMR has obtained a copy of a letter sent to the Central Intelligence Agency by Jeb Bush when he served as the top official of Texas CommerceBank in Caracas, Venezuela. On April 8, 2015, WMR first reported on the possibility that Bush, a recent college graduate, may have served as a CIA "non-official cover" (NOC) agent in Venezuela. The revelation about Bush's past links to the CIA comes two days before his expected announcement in Miami that he is a candidate for the 2016 Republican presidential nomination.

A June 7, 1977 letter on Texas Commerce Bank stationery from "Jeb Bush" of the bank's International Banking Division, using post office box 2558 in Houston, to Robert W. Gambino, director of security for the CIA thanks Gambino, who was in charge of issuing clearances for CIA official cover and NOC agents alike, for "arranging such a comprehensive and informative briefing" for Bush during his recent trip to Washington.

Bush also wrote, "I now understand why my father says that your agency has the most dedicated and professional group of people with which he has ever been associated." Bush again thanked Gambino and his associates for seeing him.

Upon entering office on January 20, 1977, President Jimmy Carter refused a request from George H. W. Bush that he be retained as CIA director. Instead, Carter chose his Annapolis classmate, Admiral Stansfield Turner, to take the helm at Langley. Although Turner dismissed a number of Bush clandestine service loyalists, many remained in the CIA's infrastructure.Update: One of the Bush loyalists was Gambino, the CIA security director who arranged for Jeb Bush's comprehensive briefing. In 1980, Gambino retired from the CIA to work for George H. W. Bush's presidential campaign. The elder Bush rewarded Gambino in 1991 when he was appointed director of the Selective Service, which registers young men for a potential draft.

In April of this year, WMR reported: "One of the last things then-Central Intelligence Agency director George H. W. Bush did for his son Jeb, whose actual name is John Ellis Bush from which the 'Jeb' is derived as an acronym, is to have him hired by the international division of the Texas Commerce Bank as a CIA 'non-official cover officer or 'NOC.' Texas Commerce Bank was an optimal cover for CIA activities. The bank was founded by the family of James Baker. All the elder Bush had to do was to call his close friend Baker to have his son hired by the bank's international division, the usual branch where CIA NOCs were placed within banks and investment firms. Other banks used by the CIA for NOC embeds includedBank of America, Chase Manhattan Bank, and Manufacturers Hanover.

Texas Commerce Bank, bought by Chemical Bank in 1987 and which is now part of J.P Morgan Chase, had the right pedigree to enable it to work closely with the CIA. In 1977, its board members included Lady Bird Johnson and the recently-defeated President Gerald Ford. In the 1980s, Kenneth Lay, who founded the CIA-connected Enron, became a board member of Texas Commerce Bank. Howard Hughes's CIA-linked Summa Corporation used Texas Commerce Bank to purchase a number of properties on the Las Vegas strip." Hughes also held major accounts at the bank.

A vanity book marking Texas Commerce Bank's centenary in 1986 and commissioned by bank president Ben Love in 1981 describes the bank's cozy relationship with George W. Bush and his Zapata Off-Shore Company. Zapata was linked to the CIA's abortive Bay of Pigs invasion of Cuba in 1961. In 1985, Love also served on President Ronald Reagan's "President's Private Sector Survey on Cost Control," also known as the Grace Commission.

The book describes how the "major predecessor of Texas Commerce, Texas National Bank," played a "significant role in helping finance the early development of Zapata Off-Shore Company . . . which grew to national prominence beginning in the mid-1950s." The book also states, "George Bush, who later became vice-president of the United States, and J. Hugh Liedtke, subsequently the head of Pennzoil, formed Zapata Petroleum Corporation with headquarters in Houston in 1953, the same year Texas National Bank (TNB) was created through the merger of South Texas National and Union National Bank.

TNB quickly established mutually profitable working ties with Zapata Off-Shore Company, an 80 percent-owned subsidiary of Zapata Petroleum . . . Loans from Texas National  to Zapata for drilling rigs and vessels to tend to the rigs established the growing company as one of the bank's most significant oil-related accounts in the late 1950s."

Three ships owned by Zapata and which were financed by TNB -- theHouston, Barbara J, and Zapata -- were loaned by George H. W. Bush's firm to the CIA for the 1961 invasion by exiled Cuban mercenaries of Cuba. Not coincidentally, the Bay of Pigs invasion was code-named OPERATION ZAPATA by the CIA.

Texas Commerce Bank officials often rubbed shoulders with Zapata officials at the swank Houston Club during Jeb Bush's two year stint in Caracas. It was not unusual to see Zapata's vice president for international operations H. Merle Myers at club events with John Whitmore, chairman of the board; Kenneth M. Williams, senior vice president; Henry F. LeMieux, director; Thomas Dean Hogan, vice president of the Trust Department, and John West, executive vice president of Texas Commerce Bank. Other oil executives who frequented the club were those from Halliburton, Pennzoil, Exxon, Texaco, Shell, Amerada Hess, Brown & Root, Gulf Oil, and Ashland Oil. In 1977, these and other Houston Club members would also welcome back to their fold longtime member George H. W. Bush who moved back to Houston following his year as CIA director.

Bush entered the University of Texas in 1971 after graduating from Andover in Massachusetts where his academic record was less than stellar. Bush was forced to redo the ninth grade at Andover. However, at the University of Texas, Bush majored in Latin American Studies and graduated in a phenomenal two-and-a half-years. An October 8, 1976 memo to the CIA's Deputy Director for Operations Training cites the University of Texas graduate program as a favored recruiting ground for the CIA. The CIA's Southwest Regional recruiter spoke to some 50 graduate students and faculty at the LBJ School of Public Affairs about careers in the CIA. However, as the memo notes, the recruiter warned a reporter for the University of Texas daily newspaper covering the talk that certain information "should be off the record." The reporter agreed to the CIA's terms. One of those present was Dr. Sydney Weintraub, a former deputy Secretary of State and deputy administrator for the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID). The CIA recruiter also targeted graduate students and faculty at the University Center for Asian Studies and the center's director, Dr. P. Tomasson Jannuzi. George H. W. Bush was CIA director during the agency's full court press recruiting effort at the Austin campus.

In 1977, a short time after his father left the CIA as director, Jeb, fluent in Spanish as a result of his time as an exchange student in Guadalajara, was sent, along with his Mexican wife Columba, to Caracas, Venezuela to work as a 'branch manager' and 'vice president' at the young age of 24. But Jeb was no ordinary 'branch manager.' He was, officially, Texas Commerce Bank's top point man in the Venezuelan capital and, unofficially, the CIA's main financial liaison to the Venezuelan oil industry and the Colombian narcotics cartels."

Jeb Bush's dalliance with the covert world of CIA off-shore financing would introduce him to important future political benefactors and those who would help shape his brother George W. Bush's eight year presidency. Continuing our report from April 8, 2015:

"[James] Baker sold Texas Commerce Bank's Houston skyscraper to the head of the National Commercial Bank of Saudi Arabia, Sheikh Khalid bin Mahfouz, in 1985. Bin Mahfouz was later identified as a key member of Saudi Arabia's support network for the 9/11 terrorist attacks against the United States, which is noted in the still-classified 28 pages of U.S. Senate Intelligence Committee Report on 9/11 intelligence failures. Bin Mahfouz, who lived in the River Oaks section of Houston near George H. W. Bush, died suddenly in 2009 at the age of 59. Bin Mahfouz, who was also an Irish citizen, threatened with confiscatory lawsuits any publication that reported his links to 9/11 and his family ties to Osama bin Laden.

Jeb had no problems with the Venezuelan government in providing financial support for the Colombian cartels. For much of Jeb's stay in Venezuela, the extremely corrupt Carlos Andres Perez, known as 'CAP,' was president. His extravagant spending using Venezuela's revenue from the recently-nationalized oil industry earned his government the nickname of 'Saudi Venezuela.' Although CAP nationalized the oil industry and created the Petroleos de Venezuela (PdVSA) state-owned oil firm, he also was generous to American firms bidding for work with PdVSA. One of them was Bechtel Corporation, the firm of future Reagan-Bush cabinet members George P. Shultz and Caspar Weinberger. With a number of Bechtel employees in Venezuela, Jeb was not the only CIA 'NOC' present in the country. But, he was the most influential.

A CIA report about Venezuela's growing international ties in 1977 was prepared during Jeb Bush's assignment in Caracas. Titled "Venezuelan Internationalism: Oil and Influence," dated July 1977 and classified Confidential, the report warns against Venezuela's "unprecedented series of agreements with Central American, Caribbean, and Andean countries" and its vigorous "global dialogue between the developing and developed countries." The report also warned that Andres Perez expanded Venezuela's new foreign policy orientation from that of his predecessor Rafael Caldera and "identified himself personally with Third World aspirations." The CIA report indicated particular alarm by Langley over Andres Perez's November 1976 trip to the Soviet Union and another trip to the Middle East in April 1977. What particularly irritated the CIA was Perez's plan to ship Venezuela's oil to Cuba -- petroleum that was normally supplied by the Soviet Union -- in return for the Soviets supplying the oil normally destined for Cuba, to Western Europe, particularly Italy, thus reducing transportation costs for all parties concerned.

At the center of all the high-stakes oil politics in Caracas was Jeb Bush.

During CAP's second term as president from 1989 to 1993, a young army officer named Hugo Chavez attempted to overthrow the corrupt CAP in a coup. Many of Venezuela's elite who Jeb befriended during his days as Langley's main NOC in Caracas later became involved with repeated CIA attempts to overthrow Chavez and his successor, Nicolas Maduro. Today, they and their progeny live in the Miami-Dade area, particularly in Doral, nicknamed 'Doralzuela,' and are among Jeb's strongest and most deep-pocketed political supporters.

In 1989, CAP crushed popular protests against his government by killing as many as 3000 protesters. The massacre is known as the 'Caracazo' massacre. After leaving office the second time, Andres Perez was convicted of corruption and sentenced to 28 months in prison.

After leaving Venezuela in 1980 to help with his father's presidential and vice presidential campaigns, Jeb hooked up with Cuban-American Miami businessman Armando Codina, who had his own connections with CIA-supported anti-Castro Cuban exiles in south Florida. It was Codina who helped Jeb make millions of dollars in the real estate business and eventually help launch him on his political career that took him to the Governor's Mansion in Tallahassee. Jeb, as a principal of the Codina Group, was able to arrange the sale of high-priced condos and mansions in the Miami area to his elite friends in Venezuela, with Jeb receiving handsome sales commissions.

One of Jeb's close Miami associates was Cuban terrorist Orlando Bosch. Bosch was a key figure in the CIA's Operation Condor, which was an alliance of Latin American military dictatorships that targeted leftist leaders for assassination across international borders. From his base in Caracas, Bosch helped carry out the October 1976 bombing of Cubana Airlines flight 455, which was en route from Barbados to Jamaica. All 73 passengers and crew were killed in the attack, including children and the Cuban fencing team.

The Cubana bombing plot was discussed at a 1976 meeting in Washington between Bosch; another Cuban terrorist, Luis Posada Carriles; and Michael Townley of the CIA. Jeb's father, the CIA director, was fully aware of the plot, as well as another plot to kill former Chilean Foreign Minister Orlando Letelier. Letelier and Roni Moffitt, his American associate, were killed when their car exploded on Sheridan Circle in front of the Irish embassy in Washington on September 21, 1976, a few weeks before the Cubana airliner was blown out of the sky off Barbados.

Codina, Bosch, and Posada Carriles were all part of Jeb's inner circle of friends, which also included Cuban businessman Camilo Padreda, a former spy for Cuban dictator Fulgencio Batista, and Hernandez Cartaya, both later indicted for systematically embezzling funds from the Jefferson Savings and Loan of McAllen, Texas. Padreda and Cartaya were also identified as CIA agents who helped skim funds from Jefferson and other S&Ls to fund the Nicaraguan contras. Jeb's work for the CIA in Caracas in 1977 came a few months after the CIA's worst terrorism spree in history, which also happened to coincide with George H. W. Bush's single year of 1976 as CIA director.

After his father became Vice President, Jeb served as the liaison for the Nicaraguan contras and he arranged meetings between them and their supporters, as well as to the White House point man for covert assistance to the Nicaraguan rebels, one Marine Corps Lieutenant Colonel by the name of Oliver North. Another one of Jeb's Cuban cronies, Miguel Recarey, owner of Miami-based International Medical Center, an HMO, was awash in ill-gotten Medicare funds. Recarey and his brother, who had close ties to the CIA, were also funded by Florida Mafia boss Santo Trafficante, Jr., a co-conspirator in several CIA plots to assassinate Fidel Castro and a suspected co-plotter in the assassination of President John F. Kennedy.

Tuesday, June 02, 2015

Bipartisan members of Congress sponsor bills for declassification of 9/11 report segment - Bush family behind opposition to 28-pages declassification.

SPECIAL REPORT. Bipartisan members of Congress sponsor bills for declassification of 9/11 report segment - Bush family behind opposition to 28-pages declassification.

Senator Rand Paul (R-KY), a candidate for the 2016 Republican presidential nomination, today urged support for a bill to declassify 28-pages from the joint congressional report on the failures of intelligence that led to the 9/11 attack. Joining Paul were members of the House of Representatives who previously introduced a companion bill urging that the 28-pahes be declassified by President Obama. Paul was flanked at a June 2 press conference in the Congressional Visitors Center by the House members who support the declassification of the pages believed to point to senior members of the Saudi government having provided financial and other support to the 9/11 hijackers. The House members joining Paul were Representatives Walter Jones (R-NC), Stephen Lynch (D-MA), and Thomas Massie (R-KY).

Paul and Jones both voiced their misgivings about the lack of interest of their colleagues of both parties in advancing the legislation. Paul's bill, the Transparency for the Families of 9/11 Victims Act, has two Democratic co-sponsors, Senators Ron Wyden (D-OR) and Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY). However, the bi-partisan leadership of both parties has been virtually silent on supporting the bill. Former Senator Bob Graham (D-FL), the final author of the 9/11 Intelligence report as chairman of the Senate Intelligence Committee, was also present at the press conference. Graham displayed a more voluminous copy of a Treasury Department report on Saudi financing of the 9/11 attack. Graham, leafing through the report from the press conference podium showed the press that it was entirely blacked out. Graham called on that report to also be declassified.

Rand Paul with 9/11 family members behind him

Former Senator Bob Graham [right]. To Graham's right, in order, Reps. Stephen Lynch, Thomas Massie, and Walter Jones (head bowed). At the far left is a former New York City fireman, a 9/11 first responder.

Paul said he would also introduce the declassification bill as an amendment to the Defense Authorization Act next week. When asked why he would not simply read the 28-pages into the Congressional Record, which is the prerogative of all members of Congress, he replied that he was trying the standard method first before considering the use of senatorial automatic declassification privilege with regard to the Congressional Record.

A number of family members of the 9/11 victims joined the members of Congress behind the podium and they appealed to President Obama to order the declassification of the 28-pages as quickly as possible.

One page from the 28-pages

WMR spoke to a few congressional sources on background on the congressional leadership opposition to the declassification bill. We learned that Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY), has been under pressure from the family of George W. Bush, oil industry lobbyists, and the Saudi government to prevent the declassification.

WMR asked Senator Paul about his comment that declassification was even supported by the Saudi government. Considering that the present-Saudi King Salman was the Governor of Riyadh Province prior to and after 9/11 and that he reportedly facilitated the travel for and cash payments to Al Qaeda members, including some of the hijackers, to Pakistan and Afghanistan through Riyadh, WMR asked Paul whether Salman was also supporting declassification. Paul replied that he saw an account of a Saudi official having supported declassification and that he would have to try to locate the actual quote and the individual. After the press conference concluded, one of the members of Congress present who has read the 28-pages thanked this reporter for the question posed to Paul, saying it was a "good question."