Monday, September 09, 2013

Obama's CIA company routinely helped to overthrow foreign governments

Obama's CIA company routinely helped to overthrow foreign governments

Documents uncovered from CIA archives by WMR describe how Business International Corporation (BIC), the Central Intelligence Agency front company for whom Barack Obama worked from 1983 to 1985, routinely helped the CIA to overthrow foreign governments, including that of Australia in 1975.
Obama's early experience in working for a CIA front that identified governments ripe for ouster helps to explain his eagerness to overthrow Syria's President Bashar al Assad and his past enthusiasm for George Soros/Gene Sharp-inspired "themed" rebellions against Libya's Muammar Qaddafi, Egypt's Hosni Mubarak, and Tunisia's Zine El Abidine Ben Ali. 

CIA archives contain a 1983 interview by the publication CounterSpy with Australian Labor Party politician Joan Coxsedge, co-author with Ken Coldicutt and Gerry Harant of the book "Rooted in Secrecy: the Clandestine Element in Australian Politics." 

Coxsedge maintains that the CIA, assisted by Business International Corporation, engineered the ouster of Labor Prime Minister Gough Whitlam in 1975 by longtime CIA asset and extreme right-winger, Governor General John Kerr. 

Whitlam and his government had established close ties with communist and Arab nations but its questioning of the role of the National Security Agency (NSA) bases in Alice Springs and Nurunggar and its goal of returning control of Australian mineral resources from multinational corporations to the Australian people marked it for ouster by the CIA and Kerr. Coxsedge stated that Business International actually represented "20 of the most powerful multinationals" operating in Australia and it and the CIA coordinated their efforts to oust Whitlam and his government from office. In anticipation of a move against Whitlam, President Richard Nixon in 1973 appointed career diplomat and suspected CIA asset Marshall Green as ambassador to Canberra.

Kerr, the official representative of Queen Elizabeth, dismissed Whitlam's government on November 11, 1975 outside of the normal electoral process. The Australian armed forces and police were put on alert because Kerr, the Business International executives, and the CIA expected a strong reaction from the Australian people. The "constitutional coup" took place without one Molotov cocktail being thrown and not one labor strike taking place.

Kerr worked closely with U.S. intelligence during World War II and during the Cold War he was an important member of the CIA-connected Australian Association of Cultural Freedom, a branch of the CIA's global Congress for Cultural Freedom. Kerr was also the first president of Law Asia, founded by the CIA-linked Asia Foundation. The Asia Foundation funded many of the activities at the East-West Center at the University of Hawaii, including the guest house where Barack Obama, Sr. and Lolo Soetoro, Obama's father and step-father, respectively, stayed during their CIA-provided college education. The Asia Foundation also funded Ann Dunham Soetoro's clandestine activities in Indonesia after the CIA's ouster of President Sukarno.

Although Whitlam was replaced by conservative Malcolm Fraser, it was Labor Party Party politician Bob Hawke who had been groomed by Langley even before Hawke was elected to Parliament. Coxsedge reported on a speech in Melbourne in April 1981 given by Allan Carroll, Business International's Director of Client Services for Australia and Southeast Asia to an elite group of corporate executives. Carroll said he predicted accurately that Hawke would come to power as prime minister and that it was Carroll's
own actions that made that happen.

A CIA "National Intelligence Daily" dated March 10, 1976, stated that "Hawke is the best qualified candidate to succeed Whitlam" as leader of the Labor Party. The CIA document shows that Hawke was "talent spotted" at an early stage, likely while an operative and later as president of the Australian Confederation of Trade Unions (ACTU), where he would eventually purge from the leadership ranks known and suspected Communists.

Hawke ran for a seat in the Australian House in 1980 and won. After securing Labor Party leader Bill Hayden's resignation in a backroom Labor caucus coup in 1983, Hawke became Labor Party leader and defeated Fraser in the general election later that year, becoming Prime Minister. Hawke was always identified with the pro-Israeli wing of the Australian Labor Party and Whitlam's ouster as Labor Party leader in 1977, after his loss of the prime ministership in 1975, was blamed on a dirty trick engineered by Hawke and other pro-Israeli Laborites to spread the rumor that Whitlam had received campaign cash from Saddam Hussein in Iraq.

In 1983, while Coxsedge was in in the United States recounting the role of Business International Corporation in overthrowing Whitlam in 1975, Barack Obama, Jr. was not only working for the company in Manhattan but was reportedly in a two-year relationship with Genevieve Cook, an Australian diplomat's daughter who he met in Jakarta when the two lived there as children in the post-CIA coup years in the late 1960s. Obama's step-father, Lolo, served as a Lieutenant Colonel in the Indonesian Army where he helped in clean-up operations against Communists and their sympathizers. Meanwhile, his wife and Obama's mother Ann was fingering suspected Communists in Javanese villages as part of the CIA's Operation PROSYMS. Most of the suspected Communists turned over to Lolo and his Army friends were executed by military and paramilitary teams advised by the CIA and U.S. Special Operations personnel.

Cook's father, Michael Cook, was appointed as the director general of Australia's Office of National Assessments (ONA) intelligence office by Fraser, the man who took over from Whitlam after his ouster by the CIA-Business International team. Cook later became Australian ambassador to Washington from 1989 to 1993. In 1983, Genevieve Cook was teaching at a Quaker school in Brooklyn while Obama was working across the East River for Business International at its office near United National headquarters. Genevieve Cook's mother, Helen Ibbitson, had divorced Michael Cook and re-married an American, Philip Jessup, Jr. the counsel of the National Gallery of Art. Ibbitson's exertise on Khmer culture in Cambodia mirrored that of Ann Dunham's knowledge of Javanese history and culture in Indonesia. Both countries were hotbeds for CIA and ASIO activity, especially in the 1960s.

The CIA's International Operations Division was active in using art specialists, jazz musicians, journalists, fiction writers, and animated filmmakers to penetrate foreign organizations with similar cultural interests. Although the program was viewed with skepticism by Presidents like Harry Truman and Dwight Eisenhower, it gained ground with the more culture-minded John F. Kennedy.

Jessup, whose father was American diplomat Philip Jessup, Sr. and a key player in the post-war Bretton Woods conference that led to the establishment of the World Bank and International Monetary Fund, had been in the "art business" in Indonesia during the Suharto regime. Such lines of business in Third World countries wracked by coups and revolutions were often CIA non-official cover (NOC) contrivances. Ann Dunham's career in Indonesia and Pakistan was closely linked to projects funded by the World Bank and IMF.

Green was the central point of contact for the CIA and Business International coup plotters in Australia. Coxsedge reported how a minister of Whitlam's government was threatened by Green in the minister's own office in Canberra. Green said that if the Whitlam government handed control of U.S. subsidiaries in Australia to Australians, "we would move in." Green was also the U.S. ambassador to Indonesia during the bloody CIA-engineered coup that ousted President Sukarno and replaced him with the fascist autocrat, General Suharto. For two years, 1967 and 1969, Green was Dunham's nominal boss at the U.S. embassy in Jakarta. Green would have also undoubtedly had contact with Cook at the Australian embassy in Jakarta since the two missions coordinated their coup planning activities through the respective CIA and ASIO stations in the Indonesian capital.

Ironically, in 1979 Green joined the board of the Population Crisis Committee, an NGO dedicated to halting overpopulation. While Green was the U.S. ambassador in Jakarta, it is estimated that between 800,000 to 1 million Indonesian Communists and ethnic Chinese were killed by Suharto's CIA-backed forces.

Obama appears to have crafted his predilection for ousting governments while serving as a CIA apprentice at Business International, the CIA's major partner is overthrowing governments. Gough Whitlam and Joan Coxsedge are still alive, Whitlam at the age of 97. Obama's urge to attack and oust governments from Libya and Tunisia and Egypt to Syria is nothing new to them. They've seen it all done before by individuals with whom Obama grew up and worked with from an early age.