From Wayne Madsen ReportJune 20-22, 2014 – SPECIAL REPORT. FBI killed Franklin scandal investigator
WMR can exclusively report that it was the Federal Bureau of Investigation that placed a bomb on the private airplane that killed state of Nebraska chief investigator Gary Caradori and his 6-year old son “AJ” on July 11, 1990. Caradori had been hired by the Nebraska unicameral legislature to investigate allegations that a number of Nebraska youth had been sexually abused and transported over state lines in a scandal centered around the Franklin Credit Union, headed by rising GOP African-American star Lawrence King.
A very knowledgeable source involved with what became known as the “Franklin Scandal” told WMR that Caradori flew to Chicago ostensibly to attend the All Star game on July 10 at Wrigley Field. In reality, the trip to the game was a cover for Caradori to meet with a source who handed him photographs that proved that Nebraskan children, some from the famed Boy’s Town orphanage, were being used for the sexual gratification of important political leaders in Washington, including Vice President and President George H W Bush.
Caradori phoned his wife and another investigator shortly before the All-Star game and told them the same thing: “I got what I came after. I got ‘em by the balls. I’ve got pictures. I will take them to the game and bring them back to Nebraska.”
When Caradori began to follow the money behind the Franklin scandal, he discovered two things: the Franklin Credit Union was being used by the White House and CIA to launder money for the Iran-contra affair and King and his associates were given a free ride to sexually traffic in and molest children, including many procured from Boy’s Town.
One of those implicated in the Franklin scandal was Housing and Urban Development Secretary Sam Pierce. At the 1984 Republican National Convention in Dallas, King held a $1 million reception for Pierce. However, King’s salary at the time was $14,000 a year and the actual cost of the reception was $300,000. The difference, $700,000, went into a slush fund that was laundered by the Franklin Credit Union for various “activities” sponsored by the CIA and White House.
On July 11, Caradori took off in his private plane from Chicago en route to Nebraska. Witnesses on the ground said they saw a flash in the sky followed by an explosion. Initial news reports stated that Caradori’s aircraft exploded in flight and then crashed. However, subsequent news reports were altered and claimed the aircraft exploded upon impact with the ground. Caradori and his son were killed in the crash. The local Sheriff’s office reported that scattered in the wreckage were child pornographic photographs. The FBI arrived and began systematically removing the photographs, debris, and Caradori’s briefcase. Meanwhile, FBI agents in Lincoln, Nebraska entered Caradori’s office and seized his files. Another FBI agent showed up at the office of a Nebraska state official investigating the Franklin case and demanded he turn over his files. The state official told the FBI agent to “get the hell out.”
The Bush White House immediately began covering up the Franklin scandal and put pressure on the remaining Nebraska state investigators. The FBI used the Kansas City mob to intimidate high-level witnesses and investigators of the Franklin scandal. One of the lead investigators also told WMR, “the FBI killed Caradori . . . they put the bomb on his airplane.”
An attempt to hire former CIA director William Colby to lead a state of Nebraska investigation of the Franklin scandal failed in a legislative committee 4 to 3 vote. Instead, the committee appointed attorney Kirk Naylor as its chief investigator. A major figure involved in investigating Franklin told WMR that Naylor was the most incompetent person the committee could have found to lead the investigation. Colby was a Vietnam War colleague of Nebraska state Senator John De Camp, one of major investigators of the Franklin scandal. Colby reportedly was ready to expose the CIA’s own involvement in the use of child prostitutes for the purposes of political and diplomatic blackmail. Colby died in a suspicious canoeing accident on the Chesapeake Bay on April 27, 1996.
Monsignor Robert Hupp, the Vicar-General of the Archdiocese of Omaha, a former Navy chaplain, and, in 1976, the first-ever clergy member of the U.S. delegation to the United Nations, had reported in the early 1970s to his bishop that there was sexual abuse at Boy’s Town that even involved a priest murdering a boy. Hupp was later named the head of Boy’s Town, ostensibly to keep him quiet. Hupp was in charge of Boy’s Town until the late 1980s, when the Franklin scandal first hit the front pages. Eventually, even after stepping down as the head of the orphanage, Hupp was forced to leave Boy’s Town altogether. WMR has learned that in 2003 a longtime supporter of Boy’s Town allowed Hupp to move into his cabin in Mausten, Wisconsin after being forced to leave the facilities at Boy’s Town. A reporter for the Omaha World-Herald, a newspaper owned by Nebraska billionaire Warren Buffett and which always had a skeptical view of the Franklin scandal, volunteered to drive Hupp to Wisconsin. Upon arriving at the cabin, the reporter prepared dinner for Hupp. The retired monsignor who broke the Catholic Church’s silence on its role in the Franklin scandal, died in his sleep that same night.
The iconic Washington Times front page that capped off the Franklin scandal’s sporadic and spotty news coverage.
Anyone who believes the Franklin Scandal and Cover-up is over and done with would be dead wrong. On January 20, 2012, Carol Stitt, the 29-year director of the Nebraska Foster Care Review Board, an individual who aggressively protected foster care children in Nebraska from sexual perverts and other undesirable foster parents, was dismissed by her own board of directors. The 11-member board had been stacked by loyalists of Republican Governor Dave Heineman whose goal it was to oust Stitt. As with the constant intimidation of witnesses involved in Franklin, Stitt also found herself investigated by the federal government’s Office of Special Counsel for allegedly violating the Hatch Act by attending a 2006 political campaign rally for Republican and football coach legend Tom Osborne. Although Stitt, a state employee, would not normally be subject to the rarely-enforced Hatch Act that bans political activity by federal employees, Stitt’s Foster Care Review Board received funds from the federal Department of Health and Human Services (HHS).
The HHS’s initial complaint against Stitt, which arose from her attendance at the 2006 Osborne rally, began when current GOP U.S. Senate candidate Ben Sasse was serving as assistant secretary for planning and evaluation at HHS. From 1996 to 1998, Sasse was one of four tutors/proctors for the U.S. House of Representatives page program. During this time frame, a number of House pages complained of sexual harassment from GOP House members. Representatives Jim Kolbe (R-AZ) and Mark Foley (R-FL) were later named as principal harassers of underage male pages. WMR has also learned from a member of the Sasse family that physical and psychological abuse have been rampant in the Sasse family. Senate candidate Sasse, who helped the John Ashcroft Justice Department draw up torture policy along with the CIAm is a home-schooler whose religious beliefs are based on neo-Calvinist fundamentalist Christian Dominionism.
Sasse faces two opponents after coming from the political wilderness to defeat better known and financed GOP candidates in the primary. David Domina, a trial lawyer, is Sasse’s lackluster Democratic opponent, while Dan Buhrdorf is mounting a spirited independent challenge under the Tax Wall Street Party banner.
Former Ukrainian Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko, recently freed from prison by Ukrainian coup leaders and who remains the darling of neocons and bogus Democrats alike, may be known as a stalwart for the West in some countries but in her native Ukraine, she is known for harboring and giving sanction to a large child pornography industry.
WMR’s continuing investigation of the reported “suicide” of Tennessee Republican Lamar Alexander has uncovered major links to Ukraine, particularly during the rule of Tymoshenko, who was jailed for corruption by President Viktor Yanukovych.
During Tymoshenko’s rule, successive international investigations of child pornography pointed to Simferopol, in Crimea, and the Artek International Children’s Center in the same Ukrainian-ruled but Russian majority autonomous republic, as virtual photo and video factories for the global pedophile market. Tymoshenko’s Economy Minister, Sergei Terekhin, was under investigation in 2009 for sexually abusing children at the Artek children’s camp. Now that Russian troops have taken control of Crimea, there is no word on how the child pornography industry, formerly linked to Azov Films of Toronto and Stafford, Virginia has been affected.However, it is known that it was primarily Russian and Ukrainian children from poor families or orphanages who were preyed upon by the pedophile rings that operated without much pressure from Tymoshenko’s government. Russia under Vladimir Putin has little tolerance for pedophiles.
Operations with the code names of ORE, SANCTUARY, THUNDERER, KOALA, DELEGO, JOINT HAMMER, NEST EGG, YEWTREE, and more recently, SPADE, have all discovered links between those who possess and distribute child pornography and filming facilities in Kiev, Kharkov, Simferopol, and Camp Artek. In fact, Operation SPADE shut down the operations of Azov Films, the Toronto and Stafford company that was named after the Sea of Azov, which surrounds the Crimean peninsula.
The discovery of the heavy involvement of Ukraine under Tymoshenko in the production of child pornography comes at the same time that Operation SPADE is continuing to implicate senior members of the governments of German Chancellor Angela Merkel and British Prime Minister David Cameron.
Patrick Rock,Cameron’s chief assistant for identifying ways to combat child pornography on the Internet through the use of software filters, was recently arrested for possession of child pornography.
The fallout and links between pedophiles around the world, partly exposed by SPADE, continue to grow:
February 24-25, 2014 – SPECIAL REPORT. Global bank investigation results in sudden loss of witnesses for prosecutors
A long ongoing transatlantic probe by prosecutors and investigators with the United Kingdom’s Serious Fraud Office (SFO), the U.S. Department of Justice and Commodities Futures Trading Commission, European Union regulators, and the Financial Conduct Authority of the quasi-independent City of London has been hampered by the sudden deaths of several key witnesses, according to information conveyed to WMR by our sources on Wall Street.
The investigation of major banks, including Barclays, JP Morgan, UBS, Citigroup, Royal Bank of Scotland, Lloyds, Deutsche Bank, Bank of America, Standard Chartered, HSBC, and Rabobank for manipulating the London interbank offered rate, or LIBOR, in order to maximize profits, has resulted in charges recently being brought against three Barclays executives, a derivatives trader with UBS and Citigroup, and two traders with the brokerage firm RP Martin by the SFO in London. However, WMR has been told that additional charges against more senior banking executives have been stymied by the sudden deaths of named or prospective witnesses on both sides of the Atlantic.
Banks are alleged to have falsely reported the benchmark LIBOR rates used to lend money to one another in order to boost bonuses for bank executives. The collapse of Lehman Brothers in 2008 and its ripple effect on the global economy has been linked to LIBOR manipulation. The bank lending rate manipulation was accompanied by massive foreign currency exchange rate manipulation, especially against the euro, pound sterling, and yen, a practice that has earned global hedge fund tycoon George Soros handsome profits in the hundreds of billions of dollars over recent decades.
WMR has been told by Wall Street insiders that the LIBOR manipulation was also at the heart of the massive fraud schemes of jailed American bankers Bernard Madoff and “Sir” Allen Stanford. The collapse of Madoff Securities and Stanford International Bank followed the bankruptcy of Lehman Brothers and the near bankruptcy of several other securities firms and banks. Much of the fraud was known to then-Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke, but he took no action to raise the issue with regulators or the Department of Justice. Bernanke, we are told, is a target of investigators on both sides of the Atlantic. Senior executives of the Bank of England were also aware of the nature of the fraud and took no steps to stop it.
Internal text messages retrieved from banks’ communications networks reveal that the global scamsters referred to themselves as “The Mafia” and “The Cartel.”
The loss of actual and potential witnesses to the massive global banking fraud of LIBOR and FOREX manipulation began with the September 26, 2008 death of London banker Kirk Stephenson, the chief operating officer of Guernsey-based Olivant Advisers, a UBS investor. Stephenson was a former executive of Morgan Stanley and Warburg. Stephenson was said to have thrown himself in front of a speeding commuter train at the Taplow rail station in Berkshire, England, a suburb west of London.
In November 2008, Paulo Sergio Silva, a trader for the Brazilian banking firm Itau, shot himself in the chest during a trading session on the floor of the Sao Paulo Commodities and Futures Exchange. The following month, on December 5, Alex Widmer, the chief executive officer of Bank Julius Baer in Zurich, reportedly committed suicide.
Gavin Macdonald, 47, an executive with Morgan Stanley’s mergers and acquisitions department died May 5, 2008 from a reported heart attack at the firm’s Canary Wharf office. However, Macdonald’s death was not publicly announced until May 7.
On December 23, 2008, René-Thierry Magon de la Villehuchet, CEO of Access International Advisers, was found with his wrists slashed in his Madison Avenue, New York office. His investors included members of the Rothschild banking family.
On January 5, 2009, German billionaire investor Adolf Merckle, major investor in Volkswagen, threw himself in front of a train in Blauberen, southern Germany. That same day, Stephen Good, Chairman and CEO of Sheldon Good & Co., a real estate auction firm and a business partner of Donald Trump, was found in his car with a gunshot wound to his head.
On December 11, 2010, the body of Mark Madoff, the son of convicted Ponzi scheme fraudster Bernard Madoff, was found hanging inside his Soho, Manhattan loft apartment. On December 18, 2010, Jessica Fashano, 27, an investment adviser for Citi Global Markets, reportedly jumped to her death from the roof of the Trump Tower building in Manhattan.
Former Bank of America FOREX manager Michael Burdin reportedly threw himself in front of a speeding train on October 31, 2012 at London’s Wimbledon train station. He was said to be despondent opver being fired from his job.
In October 2012, London Investec banker Nico Lambrecht, formerly with Merrill Lynch, is said to have jumped to his death from the seventh floor terrace of the fancy Coq d’Argent restaurant near the Bank tube station in the City of London. It was the fourth such suicide at the restaurant in five years. Anjool Maude, a Deutsche Bank trader, jumped from the terrace in 2009 while reportedly holding a glass of champagne. In 2007, Richard Ford, formerly with Merrill Lynch, is said to have leaped from the terrace to his death. In September 2012, Rema Begum, 29, a British Library manager is said to have jumped to her death from the terrace after she was subjected to a Facebook “hate campaign” for straying from her Muslim religion and adopting a “Western life style.” The inquest into Begum’s death never investigated whether Begum may have been dating men associated with banks targeted in the global fraud investigation.
In July 2013, Swisscom CEO Carsten Schloter was found hanged at his home in Freiburg, Switzerland. Official cause of death: Schloter was said to have become “addicted” to his smart phone after his divorce. The next month, Bank of America London-based intern Moritz Erhardt reportedly died from an epileptic seizure brought on by “exhaustion” from job stress.
In August 2013, Zurich Insurance group chief financial officer Pierre Wauthier was found hanging at his home in Walchwil, in the canton of Zug, Switzerland. Wauthier previously worked for J P Morgan Chase. Police said the hanging “pointed to” a suicide. The insurance company conducted an investigation and determined that Wauthier was not suffering from stress as Swiss police contended.
On December 23, 2013, Robert Wilson, a hedge fund tycoon, leaped to his death from Manhattan’s San Remo building.
In January 2014, Tim Dickenson, the communications director for London-based Swiss Re died from unknown causes.
On January 26, 2014, William Broeksmit, an American retired executive with Deutsche Bank and an expert on risk and capital management, was found dead at his London home from an “apparent” suicide. Police ruled out anything suspicious in the banker’s death. Two days later, J P Morgan vice president for technology development Gabriel Magee was said to have fell or jumped from the 33rd floor of the company’s headquarters within the same Canary Wharf building where Gavin Macdonald mysteriously died in 2008. The next day, January 29, Mike Dueker, the chief economist with Russell Investments, reportedly jumped to his death from an on-ramp to ther Tacoma Narrows Bridge in Washington state. Police said Dueker’s death “appeared” to be a suicide.
On January 27, Tata Motors managing director Karl Slym was found dead in his room at Bangkok’s posh Shangri-La hotel. Police said Slym “might” have committed suicide.
On February 3, the body of J P Morgan executive Ryan Crane was discovered at his Stamford, Connecticut home. The cause of Ryan’s death is not expected until the March release of a toxicology report from the Connecticut state medical examiner’s office.
On February 18, J P Morgan banker Dennis Li Junjie reportedly jumped from the 30th floor of the firm’s Chater House building in downtown Hong Kong.
Employees of J P Morgan who know too much stand a very good chance of falling or jumping from the firm’s skyscrapers.
The most bizarre financier death was that of American Title Services CEO Richard Talley who was found dead in his Greenwood Village, Colorado garage with “seven or eight” wounds inflicted by a nail gun.
In addition to the above deaths, Wall Street Journal chief oil market reporter David Bird disappeared without a trace during the second week of January 2014. The FBI is continuing its search for Bird.
February 10-13, 2014 – SPECIAL REPORT. Washington, DC (WMR) Loskarn arrest only a tip of a pedophile network that includes Alexander, other Tennessee politicians
The December 11, 2013 arrest by U.S. Postal Inspectors of Senator Lamar Alexander’s chief of staff Ryan Loskarn on charges of possession and distribution of child pornography in connection with international law enforcement’s Toronto-based Project SPADE, represents only the tip of an iceberg which connects Alexander to a network of Tennessee politicians and businessmen associated with child sex abuse.
Loskarn, who was released against the wishes of federal prosecutor for the District of Columbia Mi Yung Park to the custody of his parents in Sykesville, Maryland for being a suspected suicide risk, was found hanging in the basement of his parents’ home on January 23. Foregoing an autopsy, the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner for the State of Maryland in Baltimore concluded, based on a mere visual inspection of Loskarn’s body, that he had died from self-inflicted hanging.
Since Loskarn’s indictment had previously been postponed until February 10, the last day which prosecutors had to bring formal charges, WMR was informed by legal experts that the delay in indicting Loskarn may have been the result of a pending plea agreement. Loskarn, who was identified as a child porn distributor, would have been in a position to identify actual or intended recipients of child pornographic photographs and videos found by postal inspectors in Loskarn’s possession, had he lived.
Loskarn’s purported “suicide note,” which makes no specific mention of an intention to commit suicide, instead contains an effusive apology to his friends, family, and Senator Alexander. The suicide note has more of a ring of the type of letter drafted by legal counsel to a judge requesting leniency in sentencing, another indication that Loskarn and his attorneys may have been working out a possible plea agreement with Department of Justice prosecutors.
Bright Horizons and Lamar Alexander
In 1998, Massachusetts-based Bright Horizons, a child welfare service company, merged with Corporate Family Solutions, a firm that provided similar services and which was founded in 1987 by Lamar Alexander and Bob Keeshan, who had been known to millions of American children as television’s “Captain Kangaroo.” The merged company, Bright Horizons Family Solutions, was acquired by Mitt Romney’s former firm, Bain Capital, in 2008.
Alexander, the Secretary of Education under George H W Bush, has been tied to a network of Tennessee politicians and businessmen associated with government and private companies, including Bright Horizons and Omni Visions, Inc. of Tennessee, as well as state government social service agencies, such as the Department of Childrens’ Services, accused of endangerment and sexual abuse of foster and mentally challenged children.
Alexander’s close GOP associate, Jim Henry, the CEO of Omni Visions, provides services contracted out by the state of Tennessee to developmentally disabled and troubled children. Henry is a close political ally of Tennessee Republican Governor Bill Haslam, as well as Alexander. Omni Visions has been cited in several legal cases for placing children into the foster homes of convicted pedophiles and endangering children by placing them under the care of abusive staff. There are also documented cases of children dying at the hands of Omni Vision care providers.
From Lamar Alexander’s University of Tennessee to Penn State and Omaha
The network of child care providers linked to Alexander is also linked to the University of Tennessee and Penn State University, the latter the nexus for the pedophilia scandal involving former Penn State assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky and his The Second Mile Foundation. Graham Spanier, the former president of Penn State who was fired over the Sandusky scandal, had previously served as chancellor of the University of Nebraska at Lincoln. Spanier’s close friend was his predecessor as chancellor, Ronald Roskans, a close friend of and adviser to fallen GOP rising star Lawrence King, who operated the Franklin Community Federal Credit Union of Omaha. King was implicated in a major GOP pedophile scandal, known as the “Franklin Cover-up,” said to have involved former President George H W Bush.
One of the links between the University of Tennessee and Penn State is the Downsbrough family. George Downsbrough, Sr., a former head of HRB Singer, a State College, Pennsylvania-based firm that provided state-of-the-art technology to the National Security Agency, donated $3 million to Penn State. His son, Bruce O. Downsbrough, served beginning in 2003 as chief operating officer of the University of Tennessee Foundation, which serves as the fundraising arm of the state university. Lamar Alexander had previously served as president of the University of Tennessee. Downsbrough was installed in his position despite a prior conviction for child molestation. Downsbrough had previously been an executive of the Colorado University Foundation in Boulder, Colorado. He was later charged and convicted in an 1986 case for molesting two underage boys in Boulder. Perhaps due to the Downsbrough family’s significant political connections, Downsbrough’s law license was merely frozen by the Colorado Supreme Court because it deemed him incapacitated because of an unstated disability.
As part of Project SPADE, Downsbrough was arrested in Knoxville, Tennessee in 2012. The same law enforcement operation resulted in Loskarn’s arrest. Project SPADE involved the arrest worldwide of individuals found in possession of child pornographic materials distributed by Azov Films of Toronto. The common denominator in the arrests as part of the same operation of two seemingly unrelated men in different parts of the country is their professional association with Lamar Alexander.
A confidential source who investigated the Nebraska pedophile ring known as the “Franklin Scandal,” believes that after the exposure of the GOP-based ring, the pedophile network moved from Nebraska to Tennessee and the protection of powerful GOP politicians, including Alexander, Haslam, Henry, and ultimately, the Bush family, which considers Tennessee to be a personal political fiefdom.
This story continues to develop . . .
November 22-24, 2013 – On the Trail of the Assassins, Dallas
After driving some eight hours from New Orleans, WMR’s “On the Trail of the Assassins” series of reports finally brings us to Dallas. Some of the Mafia- and CIA-linked gunmen who participated fifty years ago in the assassination of President Kennedy on November 22, 1963 took this same route by car, although their trip likely took longer, considering the fact that the Interstate highway system was still in its infancy.
After purchasing their sniper rifles from a gun store in Slidell, Louisiana, the assassins, who had begun their trip in Miami, passed through Tampa where they received cash from mob boss Santo Trafficante, Jr., traveled through New Orleans under the protection and with the support of New Orleans mob boss Carlos Marcello, and on to Dallas.
According to a former CIA operative who now lives in Houston, on the night of November 21, 1963, the mob snipers, local mob bagman and night club owner Jack Ruby, CIA and FBI informant Lee Harvey Oswald, CIA embedded Dallas “policeman” J. D. Tippit, CIA agent E. Howard Hunt, and a few other conspirators representing the mob and a rogue element of the CIA met at Campisi’s Egyptian restaurant on Mockingbird Lane, 4.2 miles from Dealey Plaza.
Campisi’s was owned by Joe Campisi, who the present-day manager of the restaurant admitted was a close family and business friend of her uncle Joe Campisi. WMR and a few local Dallas JFK assassination specialists gathered on the evening of November 21 at Campisi’s, which has not changed much in fifty years. Joe Campisi’s niece explained how close her uncle was to Carlos Marcello and made a special point of pointing out the round table in the back of the restaurant where she said Jack Ruby dined fifty years ago to the very night. Now sitting under a large portrait of Joe Campisi, the table sits against the back wall of the restaurant, near the kitchen and rear exit. Anyone entering the restaurant through the padded red door would have been immediately seen by Ruby and Joe Campisi, allowing them to either monitor all the activity in the dining room or make a hasty exit out of the back door.
Campisi’s niece explained how Marcello, like all Sicilian crime families, were just trying to make it in the United States amid all the anti-Italian and anti-immigrant pressures of their era. She did not know, or was not willing to say, who joined Ruby at the special “round table” the night of November 21, 1963.
One thing is clear. The gunmen who drove from Tampa through New Orleans to Dallas spent some of their time at fine dining establishments. We previously described their visit to the Columbia Restaurant in Ybor City in Tampa where they mere met by Trafficante, who was a silent partner in the restaurant’s operation. While in New Orleans, the assassins met with Marcello. Although it is not known where they ate, the Campisi restauranteurs originated in New Orleans before moving to Dallas and the Marcello and Campisi mob families had connections to some of the finer restaurants in the city. In Dallas, the assassins capped off their mission by eating at Campisi’s, which serves traditional (and very good) Italian fare.
While at Campisi’s, one local area politician described a conversation he once had with Winston Smith [the name is ironic], the son of Jack Ruby’s attorney, Hubert Winston Smith. The younger Smith described how Trafficante had hidden a large cache of gold, made from his various business ventures, including illegal gambling in the United States and legal casinos in Cuba, in a secret underground vault somewhere in Havana. The Tampa-based mob boss moved the gold from Florida to Cuba to keep it from falling into the hands of federal law enforcement who were trying to prosecute Trafficante for racketeering.
After the fall of the Fulgencio Batista regime in Cuba and the coming to power of Cuban revolutionary leader Fidel Castro, Trafficante continued to keep the location of the gold cache in Havana secret. Wen the CIA began planning the Bay of Pigs invasion by the Cuban exile paramilitary Brigade 2506, Trafficante trained is own special team that would accompany Brigade 2506, not to assist in the overthrow of Castro, but to secure the cache of gold and remove it from Cuba. Trafficante placed in charge of the operation his son, who ended up being one of the 4000 killed or wounded among the ranks of the invaders. The Trafficante gold was never secured and, more astounding, according to the story related by Smith, remains hidden in Havana to this day!
After hearing of his son’s death, Trafficante vowed to kill President Kennedy in retribution. One of the CIA team leaders for Brigade 2506 was E. Howard Hunt, who would figure prominently in the assassination of Kennedy and the Watergate break-in.
Campisi’s Egyptian restaurant on Mockingbird Lane in Dallas. November 21, 1963 saw Jack Ruby, Lee Oswald, J.D. Tippit, and Mafia-hired snipers gather for a final meeting on the eve of the fateful day of the assassination of President Kennedy. Ironically, President Kennedy’s motorcade would pass by Campisi’s on its route from Love Field to Dealey Plaza.
Just as in New Orleans where ex-FBI agent and assassination plotter Guy Banister shared his office building with Fair Play for Cuba Committee FBI informant Lee Oswald, in the shadow of the U.S. Federal Building, the Federal Building annex, which housed the offices of federal law enforcement agencies, had a commanding view of Dealey Plaza and the assassination scene. This photo of the Federal Building across Elm Street is taken from the “Grassy Knoll.”
This spot in front of the Texas School Book Depository, where the editor is standing, is where CIA operative George H W Bush stood while the shots rang out in Dealey Plaza. Bush [right photo, farthest to the left] is looking directly at the location of President Kennedy’s limousine when he was hit by the gunfire.
Spot on Elm Street [around area of the two adjacent orange cones] where the fatal bullet struck President Kennedy in the front right side of his head. Several people gathered on the evening of November 21. The mayor of Dallas closed the area on November 22 to all but 5000 special ticket holders. Radio host Alex Jones led a protest march against the mayor’s decision as an abridgement of constitutional rights. On the evening of November 21, at around 5:30 pm (CST), the editor witnessed Dallas police arrest one man on Commerce Street across from Dealey Plaza. The man, who appeared to be in his twenties, was carrying an automatic rifle.
Bullet hole in windshield of Lincoln Continental limousine. The Warren Commission suspended all laws of universal physics to support the contention that all the bullets fired came from Oswald’s cheap male-order bolt-action rifle from the sixth floor of the Texas School Book Depository.
Two reflections on Dealay Plaza. The assassination area — te School Book Depository, the Grassy Knoll, the Dal-Tex building where another sniper’s nest was reportedly located, the railroad overpass, and, to the editor’s surprise, the Dallas Federal Building, are all in close proximity to one another. The spot where Abraham Zapruder took the video of the President being hit was only 165 feet from the limousine. It has often been said that President Kennedy was caught in a “turkey shoot.” In the case of Dealey Plaza, the shooting took place in a virtual cage.
November 21-22, 2013 – McFaul Madness in Moscow
The US Ambassador to the Russian Federation Michael McFaul, whose days in Moscow are rumored to be numbered after a meeting in the Kremlin, has been making some very loud statements in the Russian media in the last 24 hours, namely that he is “angry” at Russian media for reporting on his support of the Russian “opposition” and repeating that the US will act without the UN Security Council.
“I am angry at Russian media” – Michael McFaul
Regarding a scandal that broke out within hours of his arrival in the Russian Federation when he met and reportedly paid leaders, organizers and members of the Russian opposition, he has stated that he is “angry with Russian mass media reports on U.S. sponsoring opposition in Russia. Which is a very bold and revealing statement in itself but carries further cause for concern due to the fact that this has never been denied nor even taken up.
This one statement is very troubling for many reasons. For one it is unheard of for a foreign diplomat to criticize the press in the country where he or she is stationed. Especially when that media is carrying out the true function of the fourth estate and reporting on nefarious activities and the illegality of the actions of officials, and in this case actions that until that point were unheard of anywhere in the world being carried out so openly and brazenly.
The reports by the media at that time had McFaul paying off, giving orders to and synchronizing with the Russian “Opposition”, in fact making them US funded and backed opposition. This was almost completely transparent attempt at staging and organizing the overthrowing of the government of President Putin which included an offer of $40 million to organize a military revolt in the country according to reports in Russian media.
These facts must not be forgotten and the bravery of the journalists and Russian media outlets who had the courage to report on these events must be applauded and remembered. Their efforts helped to stop such events from happening which would have sunk the country in chaos. So of course the US was not happy, in the same way those pushing for were not happy about that the US was stopped from invading Syria.
Yes McFaul is angry, he was sent to Moscow to organize a color revolution, that is his true specialty and that was his mission, and the Russian media got in his way. Yes he is still angry and was angry then, and many journalists have no doubt felt the backlash, such as I did when McFaul attempted to say I physically threatened him and have me thrown into a Russian prison because I was very vocal about these attempts to subvert Russia.
Due to the backlash that his own actions caused I wrote that “his days were numbered in Moscow if he continued to behave in such a manner” and as the US loves to do they took my words out of context and used the ones that suited their purpose and filed a formal diplomatic complaint saying I “physically threatened” McFaul by saying “His days are numbered.”. Yes, my choice of words was bad, but I was performing my journalistic function.
The fact that a US Ambassador would criticize the freedom of the press of a host country, as far as I know is unheard of, and goes to show how far the US has gone down the road of believing that they can manipulate and control the institutions of civil society, the governments and the media of every country around the world.
Of course McFaul is “angry” his plans were stopped thanks to the media and the Russian people need to be grateful to their media for remaining independent and not under the influence of America. This is a fact that many Americans know who come to Russian media outlets to seek the truth.
As a Russian journalist, and one who has been attacked personally by McFaul, I feel his comments to be personally offensive and an attack on myself and all of my colleagues who strive to publish the truth and be free from censorship and from outside influence. I also find it particularly offensive that McFaul, while openly admitting that he is here only to serve the interests of the US, something he said at a public gathering last night, would then at the same time criticize and attempt to control and influence the media by saying he is “angry”. Surely a veiled warning or threat to the media that they had better not speak out or dare to publish anything negative about him.
McFaul also brought to the forefront once again the concept of “American Exceptionalism” and the way that the US has been ignoring international law by saying: “It is a long standing American position when the vital international interests are at stake we would be prepared to act without Security Council blessing and the President said that exactly right.”
For a diplomat to admit that their country is prepared to act without the approval of the United Nations Security Council would be a cause for international scandal if it was said by any other country in the world other than the United States, but then again the United States continues to see itself above the law and continues to see itself as the sole dictator of what is right and what is wrong and even what the press in foreign countries can and can not print.
McFaul also said Obama did not want to bomb Syria during his light banter session, which is also an affront to me personally and to all of my colleagues in the media (in Russia and around the world) and every expert and government official in Russia (including President Putin) and internationally who tried to and finally convinced Obama, the international community and even the American people not to invade Syria.
Even for those with very short memories it is still very clear the weeks the world was living in suspense whether the US would unilaterally invade yet another sovereign nation. Obama stated he was prepared to go to war again unilaterally without the UN Security Council but it was the lack of support for his calls for war, not his own lack of desire that stopped him from invading Syria.
Those are the facts and that is the historical record and no one should be allowed to engage in historical revisionism without being called out on it.
The above was written by a well known member of the Russian media who has been attacked by McFaul in the past and is concerned with his/her safety. His/her media outlet will not publish material against McFaul for whatever reason and the story of McFaul attempting to have someone with political asylum thrown in prison is not one anyone wants to hear. Please spread this story around.