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Law Enforcement Intelligence Unit (LEIU) – Threat or Menace?

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“Law Enforcement Intelligence Unit” – Threat or Menace?

By Geov Parrish | May 7, 2003

The Law Enforcement Intelligence Unit is a private entity whose dues-paying members are hundreds of North American law enforcement agencies. Its founding purpose, in the Cold War atmosphere of 1956, was “to promote the gathering, recording, and exchange of confidential information not available through normal police channels, concerning organized crime.” Edwin Meese Formed in California, LEIU’s roster of interests, and LEIU itself, steadily expanded in subsequent years, especially under Gov. Ronald Reagan and his Executive Assistant, Edwin Meese. It received some attention in the 1970s in conjunction with GAO and Congressional investigations, including that of the federal COINTELPRO program that sought to “neutralize” black, anti-war, and other radical political movements hated by J. Edgar. Various local scandals around the country, particularly in Chicago and Detroit, revealed that the LEIU had been linked with efforts by police departments to spy on dissidents. LEIU’s prime purpose, critics charged, was to enable cops to not only swap information, but to get around local laws against such practices. Because LEIU was, and is, a private organization –even though publicly funded law enforcement agencies funded it– LEIU didn’t need to tell anyone what it was doing. It still doesn’t. Search for “Law Enforcement Intelligence Unit” on any engine and you’ll find four types of hits: law enforcement agency budget line items for dues; historical information from 30 and more years ago; conspiracy theorists; and calls to come protest this June in Seattle. What’s missing, remarkably, is virtually anything on what LEIU is up to today, or has done in the last quarter century — including the ’80s, when Reagan had risen to President and Meese to US Attorney General. A search of newspaper databases is similarly barren. Add in the post-9/11 USA PATRIOT Act, proposed PATRIOT II, new domestic roles for the Pentagon and CIA, and new Ashcroft regulations encouraging federal, state, and local agencies to investigate political and religious groups with or without reasonable suspicion of criminal wrongdoing, and this year’s LEIU training –with or without invited keynoter Tom Ridge– is attracting, for the first time perhaps ever, efforts to organize major protests. It’s also generating not a little bit of paranoia. In the complete absence of known abuses, radical activists who’ve never been seriously inhibited by outfits like LEIU are throwing around terms like “police state” with remarkable ease. … www.mail-archive.com/ctrl@listserv.aol.com/msg107458.html.

Protest at the  2003 LEIU Seminar in Seattle Turns Ugly

Seattle protest turns ugly Spray, rubber bullets used on crowd at police seminar

By MATTHEW CRAFT AND SAM SKOLNIK SEATTLE POST-INTELLIGENCER REPORTERS

Police used pepper spray and rubber bullets to disperse a downtown march and rally last night by activists protesting an annual police intelligence-training seminar. Twelve people were arrested, according to a Seattle Police Department spokeswoman. No injuries were reported to police. The five-day Law Enforcement Intelligence Unit seminar, titled “Criminal Intelligence and the War on Terrorism,” began yesterday at the Red Lion Inn. Protesters, who at one point numbered about 400 and had a permit for their march, rallied at Westlake Center, where the crowd listened to a variety of speakers denounce the Justice Department and the domestic war on terror. From there, they walked up Pike Street to the hotel on Fifth Avenue as some danced to the drums of the Infernal Noise Brigade. Horses carrying Seattle police officers left piles of manure along the sidewalk. One protester draped an American flag over a pile. Police spray pepper spray into a crowd during a demonstration last night outside the Red Lion Hotel, site of a police intelligence-training seminar. The protest crowd stood in front of the Red Lion Inn, where police in riot gear watched from behind steel barriers. The protesters were a mix of teenagers and twentysomethings who wore bandannas over their faces, and calm, older political activists. At about 8:30 p.m., police reported a segment of the remaining crowd was hurling sticks and bottles, police spokeswoman Deanna Nollette said. A fight broke out after police tried to arrest a protester in front of their “fence line,” Nollette said, because the person had damaged property and possibly tried to start a fire. At that point, she said, the crowd surged. Police then used pepper spray and rubber bullets to break up the gathering. … The FBI and the Seattle Police Department are listed as seminar co-hosts, along with the Washington Association of Sheriffs and Police Chiefs, the Washington State Patrol, the state Gambling Commission, the King County sheriff’s and prosecutor’s offices and a handful of other city and county police agencies. Among the activists’ concerns are post-9/11 laws such as the USA Patriot Act, which gives the government expanded powers to use wiretaps, electronic surveillance and other methods of information gathering. This report includes information from The Associated Press.

Project Censored: AMERICA’S SECRET POLICE NETWORK

The Law Enforcement Intelligence Unit (LEIU) was one of the top ten “censored” stories of 1978; at the time we described it as follows:

“In contrast to the CIA and FBI, the LEIU is a little known organization; in fact, almost no one has ever heard of it. But its power is considerable and its potential threat to our freedom is enormous. “The LEIU links the intelligence squads of almost every major police force in the United States and Canada. Although its members are sworn police officers who work for state and city governments, it is a private club, not answerable to voters, taxpayers, or elected officials. It cuts across the lines of authority of local government, for its members hold certain allegiances to the LEIU that cannot be countermanded by a mayor, county manager, or even a state governor. “The LEIU is a private club and therefore not subject to freedom-of-information laws. Thus, the LEIU’s files are even more secret than those of the CIA or FBI.”

Ten years later, we find that the LEIU is alive and well and more powerful than ever. It also is still virtually unknown. In June, 1988, The Los Angeles Times reported that the LEIU was considering suspension or even termination of the Los Angeles Police Department’s membership because two of its police detectives from an organized crime unit allegedly leaked confidential information from LEIU files. Richard Bacon, LEIU chairman and head of the Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension, said “Anytime you have a problem in intelligence, it’s a concern to the rest of our membership.” A police intelligence supervisor on the East Coast who asked not to be identified added that “We have to assess how deep it goes. … It could have jeopardized entire investigations.” A variety of police agencies have been barred from the powerful, super-secretive organization in past years for suspected security breaches including the Las Vegas Police Department and the Houston Police Department. Our earlier story on LEIU pointed out that ex-members of LEIU admitted to illegal wiretapping, breaking and entering, and spying on people to gather information for their files. The recent story reported that wire-tapping was the element which tipped off officials to the alleged leaks by the two LAPD officers. Knowing that the FBI, CIA, and virtually every other agency with the authority to spy, has “gone off the reservation” at one time or another and used their power to threaten our liberties, it is alarming to know there is a national, private intelligence agency which is not answerable to any public authority. The secretive LEIU, with its membership of 265 state and local police intelligence agencies, deserves, at the very least, the scrutiny of our national press. http://www.ringnebula.com/project-censored/1976-1992/1988/1988-story6.htm

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Background: The Western Goals Foundation was a private domestic intelligence agency which was founded by former Congressman Larry McDonald in 1979. (8) Prior to its dissolution, it was a nonmembership, nonpartisan organization which conducted educational outreach in addition to its intelligence activities. According to Western Goals, the group’s objective was to “rebuild and strengthen the political, economic, and social structure of the U.S. and Western Civilization so as to make any merger with the totalitarian world impossible.”(11) As part of this effort, the group was formed in order to “fill the critical gap caused by the crippling of the FBI, the disabling of the House UnAmerican Activities Committee (HUAC) and the destruction of crucial government files.”(8)

Though it has been said that Western Goals maintained its own extensive file systems on the leftwing, apparently that is not the case. Chip Berlet of Political Research Associates says that Western Goals never had its own files. Instead it networked among other organizations and people who did maintain such files. Its own records did not contain dossiers on the Left; they simply indicated who to contact or where to look to get such information. (29)

Some observers–placing Western Goals in the context of a worldwide network of rightwing groups–have seen the group as performing a valuable intelligence function for other private organizations. Reporters Jon Lee Anderson and Scott Anderson, for instance, have said that groups like Western Goals allow “the ultra-right [to keep] tabs on its `subversive’ domestic opposition…”(10) In Western Goals‘ case, this service was apparently not performed only for like-minded private groups. Elton Manzione quotes an East Coast police intelligence source as saying that Western Goals had a reputation of acting as a “clearinghouse” for some police departments whose intelligencecollecting functions were restricted by laws such as the Freedom of Information Act. Manzione noted that both the CIA and National Security Agency have received information from John Rees’ Information Digest (see below). (8) McDonald headed Western Goals until he was killed in the Soviet downing of the Korean airliner, KAL-007, in 1983. After McDonald’s death, Roy Cohn temporarily assumed the leadership of the organization. Cohn was best known as the legal counsel to the late Sen. Joseph McCarthy during the anticommunist Senate investigations of the 1950s. (8) He was succeeded by Linda Guell. (8,29) At the request of Barbara Newington, an important funder of rightwing causes, Carl “Spitz” Channell took over management and control of Western Goals in mid-1986. Channell was later identified as an important private player in the illegal contra-supply network coordinated by former National Security Council aide Oliver North. (27,28)

By the time Channell took over the group, Western Goals was already in its death throes. Within two months of McDonald’s death, the organization had undergone an enormous internal split as a result of a power struggle between Guell and John Rees. Rees–who had written most of Western Goals publications–left the group. He had also conducted any political spying on the Left in which the organization was involved. Therefore, upon his departure, the group’s intelligence-collection efforts ceased. (29)

Guell could not get Western Goals back on its feet, and it was just a shell of an organization by the middle of 1986. Channell apparently agreed to take over Western Goals in order to make use of its 501 (c)(3) nonprofit status in his contrasupport activities. The Iran-Contra scandal broke open shortly thereafter, though, and Western Goals apparently did not become a very important player in that network. Now the organization is closed down and its offices locked up for back rent. (29)

McDonald formed a foundation branch in West Germany in 1981. The organization, called the American-European Strategy Research Institute, was set up with a $131,982 injection from the U.S. office. That figure represented more than a third of Western Goals‘ operating budget at the time. (8)

Funding: According to one source, the organization’s funding grew from $16,000 in 1979 to $421,000 in 1980. (8) Other sources do not indicate such rapid growth, however. Investigative reporters Scott Anderson and Jon Lee Anderson say that Western Goal’s budget increased over 500 percent from 1980 to 1981. (10) The organization said that 29 percent of its funding for those years came from foundations; another 14 percent came from corporations. Anderson and Anderson cite figures saying that by 1983, the group’s operating budget equalled nearly a halfmillion dollars. (10) Contributors have included: Taylor Caldwell, Mrs. Walter Brennan, Nelson Bunker Hunt, Roger Milliken/Deering-Milliken Corp, and the Chance, Grede, and Ada Hearne foundations. (8) Corporate funders include Springdale and Cherokee Mills, Deering-Milliken Research Corporation, Knott’s Berry Farm, and the Henry Regnery Company. (8) (Note: In an interview shortly before he died, McDonald acknowledged that Nelson Bunker Hunt had been one of Western Goals‘ “major contributors.” He refused to confirm or deny other contributors, however. He did say that ten contributors gave $20,000 or more per year. )(8)

Activities: According to the organization itself, Western Goals attempted to coordinate the activities of conservative leaders in the United States and internationally. To do this, it conducted national and international cooperative leadership seminars. It also conducted seminars and other educational programs aimed at political, military, economic, and social leaders. In addition, Western Goals sponsored a syndicated radio program–carried on more than 70 U.S. stations–and aired documentaries. Its publications included a quarterly newsletter called the Report and a periodic Reports in Brief. The group has also published books, including Ally Betrayed: Nicaragua, The War Called Peace, and Red Tide Rising in the Carolinas. (10,11) One of its publications, D’Aubuisson on Democracy, boosted Roberto D’Aubuisson, a leader of El Salvador’s ARENA party who was identified as an important figure in that country’s death squads. (10) In Broken Seals, the group’s first book, Western Goals contended that such groups as the Campaign for Political Rights, National Lawyers Guild, American Friends Service Committee, and the Center for National Security Studies were part of a Moscow-backed effort “to destroy the foreign and domestic intelligence capabilities of the United States.”(25)

In addition to these educational activities, Western Goals was said to have collected intelligence on individuals and groups it deemed “subversive.”(8,10) The organization’s computerized files were thought to have contained information on public officials, activists, labor leaders, and entertainers. (8) Western Goals itself said they contained “thousands of documents relating to the internal security of our country and the protection of government and institutions from Communistcontrolled penetration and subversion.”(8,10) While he was still in Congress, McDonald kept official files in his office, described by one staff member as “HUAC in exile.” Those files-which had been ordered destroyed under Privacy Act provisions-were supposedly transferred by McDonald to Western Goals. (8) As noted above, however, Western Goals apparently did not maintain its own file system on the Left but acted as a networking connection between private spy file “dumps.”(29)

In addition to these congressional intelligence records, Western Goals reportedly received police intelligence files from Jay Paul, a detective with the Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD). Western Goals was said to have received computer tapes from Paul, including one which listed some 5000 to 6000 groups and individuals. (8,10) In California, some 51 plaintiffs brought suit against Western Goals, alleging that the files which the group supposedly maintained had been obtained in violation of their right to privacy. (30) A grand jury investigating the case ordered Linda Guell to turn over the records which Western Goals had reportedly received from Paul. Western Goals appealed the order, but eventually turned over the files after negotiating immunity from prosecution. (10) Nonetheless, both John Rees and Jay Paul have said that many files from the LAPD which were supposed to have been destroyed ended up at Western Goals. (8) In addition to the files which Western Goals received from the LAPD’s Public Disorder Intelligence Division, reporter David Lindorff (The Nation, May 5, 1984) refers to courtroom testimony that suggests Western Goals also got information from corporations like Exxon and Security Pacific Bank. (10) In its heyday, Western Goals would share its information for a fee of $150. Requesters were told to submit that fee, plus the social security numbers on the targeted individuals. In exchange, they could receive dossiers on any four individuals. (8)

The Nicaraguan contras also benefited from Western Goals.

The group advertised in the Washington Times and the newsletter of the Council for Inter-American Security to raise money for contra support. It also sent humanitarian aid such as clothing and medicines directly to the contras. (9,23,24)

A Spring l984 Western Goals report had a cover story which praised Salvadoran rightist Roberto D’Aubuisson. (6) Also in l984, the Western Goals Endowment Fund and several other rightwing groups co-sponsored a dinner to honor D’Aubuisson. They presented him with a plaque thanking him for his “continuing efforts for freedom in the face of communist aggression which is an inspiration to freedom-loving people everywhere.”(7)

Government Connections: A diagram on a letter found in Oliver North’s safe linked Linda Guell’s name to North’s intermediary with the contras, Robert Owen. The word “money” was written over Guell’s name (for more, see Private Connections). (3,20)

Thomas Moorer was on the Joint Chiefs of Staff under President Richard Nixon. (8) Louise Rees is a former member of the House Internal Security Committee. She was also a member of Larry McDonald’s staff in the House of Representatives. (8) John Rees published Information Digest through the New York corporation, National Goals, Inc. According to a 1976 investigation by the New York Assembly’s Office of Legislative Oversight, Information Digest was supplying information to the FBI, CIA, and the National Security Agency. (8) Taylor Caldwell served from 1924 to 1931 as Secretary of the Board of Special Inquiry of the U.S. Immigration and Naturalization Service. This board was responsible for attempting to deport suspected communists. (8) Dan Smoot is a former agent with the FBI. (8) Lt. Gen. Daniel Graham has written pamphlets for Western Goals. Graham is former head of the Defense Intelligence Agency. (8) Sherman Unkefer served as an adviser to Chile’s regime under Augusto Pinochet. Unkefer reportedly worked closely with Chile’s secret police organization, DINA. (8) Dr. Hans Sennholz was a decorated pilot in the Luftwaffe, Adolf Hitler’s elite air corps. (8)

The following is a brief summary of John Singlaub’s military and intelligence activities. Singlaub was an officer in the Office of Strategic Services during World War II. He became CIA deputy chief in South Korea during the Korean War and served for two years in Vietnam during the 1960s. At that time, he was commander of the Joint Unconventional Warfare Task Force, known as MACSOG. In that role, he was one of the commanders of Operation Phoenix, although he denies having had a part in that program’s infamous assassination and counterterror aspects. In 1978, as chief of staff of the United Nations Command in South Korea, he publicly condemned the decision of President Jimmy Carter to reduce the number of U.S. troops in the country. He was then forced to retire. (8,9,10) In 1984, Singlaub headed a Pentagon panel called to make recommendations on conducting military activities in Central America. The panel’s report urged the U.S. to emphasize nonconventional, counterinsurgency warfare strategies. (9,10) Under the Reagan administration, Singlaub received assistance and guidance from White House and National Security Council (NSC) officials for his “private” contra-supply activities. He identified former NSC aide Oliver North as his liaison to the White House. (10,18)

Private Connections: The German affiliate is Western Goals Europe E. V. (5) This German branch is also known as the AmericanEuropean Strategy Institute. It acknowledges working with Reinhard Gehlen, a former Nazi who has been honored by the elite lay Catholic organization, the Knights of Malta (SMOM). (8) SMOM gave its highest award of honor, the Gran Croci Al Merito Conplacca, to Gehlen in l948. Gehlen, who was not a Catholic, was awarded the honor because of his efforts in the “crusade against godless Communism.” Gehlen headed Adolf Hitler’s spy operations against the Soviet Union during World War II. After the war, he and his spy apparatus–staffed mostly by former Nazis–were recruited by the CIA. He became the first director of the BND, West Germany’s intelligence agency. (19,26)

According to investigative reporter Elton Manzione, J. Peter Grace was instrumental in getting John Rees into Western Goals. Grace is chairman of the Knights of Malta in the United States. (19) Grace, head of the W. R. Grace Co. , has (or had) Western Goals funder Roger Milliken on his board of directors. (8)

A diagram found in Oliver North’s safe showed Linda Guell’s name written above the words “Western Goals.” The note on the diagram said that Guell worked with CAUSA (a political arm of the Unification Church) and its head, Bo Hi Pak, and made trips to Germany and South Korea. The word “money” was written over Guell’s name, with an arrow pointing to Rob Owen, North’s courier to the contras. Arrows were also drawn from Owen’s name to Guell’s and from Andy Messing–a private contra supporter and head of the National Defense Council Foundation–to Western Goals. The diagram was drawn at the bottom of a letter from Fawn Hall to “Phil [Mabry] and Randy,” dated April 18, 1985. (4,20) Guell is now working with John Singlaub at the Singlaub Freedom Foundation. (29)

Larry McDonald, John Rees, and Sherman Unkefer were members of the John Birch Society. (8) Besides supplying intelligence to government agencies, John Rees provided information to the Wackenhut Agency, a private security company. (8) John Rees also worked with the Church League of America, another private intelligence collection group. (25)

During the 1950s, Dan Smoot worked for Facts Forum, a political operation of oil magnate H. L. Hunt. He left Facts Forum in 1955 to set up his own Dan Smoot Report. In that capacity, he worked with rightwing figures such as Merwin K. Hart, Gerald L. K. Smith, and Bryant Bowles. (8)

Helen White, a one-time member of the advisory board of Western Goals and M. Stanton Evans, a radio broadcaster for the group, were members of the Angola “country committee” set up by the Council for the Defense of Freedom in the early 1980s. (10)

Carl Channell has founded and headed a number of private politically oriented organizations. These include the American Conservative Trust, American Conservative Trust State Election Fund, National Endowment for the Preservation of Liberty (NEPL), Sentinel, Anti-Terrorism American Committee, Channell Corporation, American Conservative Foundation, Grow Washington, and Hill Potomac. (28,31) From 1976 to 1982, he worked for the National Conservative Political Action Committee. (31) He helped organize a pro-contra fundraising dinner sponsored by the Nicaraguan Refugee Fund in 1985. (27,31) NEPL became an important fundraising link in the contra-supply network supervised by Oliver North during the period of Boland Amendment restrictions on U.S. contra support. As part of these efforts, NEPL raised funds used to purchase arms for the contras. (27,31)

Lt. Gen. Graham (see Govt Connections) is director of the defense lobby High Frontier. (9,14) He is also a member of the World Anti-Communist League–an organization which until recently was headed by John Singlaub. Graham is a former member of the advisory board of CAUSA USA, the political arm of the Rev. Sun Myung Moon’s Unification Church. (9,10,12,13)

As of 1983, Edward Teller was a member of the board of directors of the Committee on the Present Danger, an anticommunist organization which advocated strict containment policies vis-a-vis the Soviet Union. Other prominent members of the committee included Ronald Reagan, Jeane Kirkpatrick, and a number of individuals chosen for Reagan’s arms control negotiating teams. Altogether some 50 members of the Committee were appointed to positions in the Reagan administration during his first term. (21)

John Singlaub, Daniel Graham, and Mildred Jefferson, are members of the national policy board of the American Freedom Coalition, a political organization with extensive ties to the Unification Church. (14,15,16,17) Singlaub, Graham, and Jefferson are/were members of the board of governors of the Council for National Policy (CNP), a secretive policy-oriented umbrella organization for the rightwing in the United States. Other

Western Goals members who are/were on the Council’s board of governors include: Sherman Unkefer, Hans Sennholz, and Robert Stoddard. The group’s financial backer Nelson Bunker Hunt is on CNP’s board too, as was Larry McDonald. (22)

Connections of Funders: The Chance Foundation was set up by F. Gano Chance, a member of the John Birch Society Executive Council. Both the Grede and Ada Hearne foundations were created by members of the Birch Society as well. (8) Roger Milliken, an industrialist and union-buster, is also a member of the Birch Society. (8)

Misc: When Thomas Moorer was on the Joint Chiefs of Staff, he had Naval Intelligence agents tap Henry Kissinger’s phone and remove documents from Nixon’s desk. (8) John and Louise Rees infiltrated the Washington DC left community during the early 1970s. They were known by the names John Seeley and Sheila O’Conner. Between the two, they joined the National Lawyer’s Guild, the Institute for Policy Studies, and Vietnam Veterans Against the War. They formed a group called the “Red House,” with rent for the organization paid by the Washington DC police. (8) Edward Teller created the H-bomb. (8) Sidney Korshak and Ruby Kolod, both reputed figures in organized crime, provided funds to Larry McDonald’s political campaign. (8) McDonald once referred to Martin Luther King, Jr. as a man “wedded to violence.”(10) Because the plane McDonald was flying on was shot down by a Soviet fighter, his supporters have described him as “the first victim of World War Three.”(10)

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Washington DC 20004 (202-662-8702).

Principals: The following individuals were associated with the organization at some point prior to its collapse: Carl Channell (dir). (2,27) Linda Catoe Guell (exec dir). (3,8) Former Advisory Board Members: Hon. Jean Ashbrook, Mrs. Walter Brennan, Taylor Caldwell, Roy M. Cohn (deceased), Rep. Philip M. Crane, Gen. Raymond G. Davis, Henry Hazlitt, Mildred F. Jefferson, Anthony Kubek, Rep. Bob Livingston, Harold P. McDonald Jr. , Roger Milliken, Adm. Thomas Moorer, E. A. Morris, Vice Adm. Lloyd M. Mustin, Gen. George S. Patton, Hans Sennholz, Maj. Gen. John Singlaub, Dan Smoot, Robert Stoddard, Rep. Bob Stump, Sen. Steve Symms, Helen Marie Taylor, Dr. Edward Teller, Eugene Wigner. (8) Sherman Unkefer. (8) John and Louise Rees. (8) Gen. Lewis Walt, Helen White. (10)

Sources

1. Contra Watch, April, 1987.

2. Hosenball, The New Republic, May 11, 1987.

3. Edsall, Washington Post, Feb 27, 1987.

4. In These Times, April 8-14, 1987.

5. Letter from Sean Steinbach and Dominik Diehl, May 22, 1987.

6. Fred Clarkson,”Behind the Supply Lines,” Covert Action Information Bulletin, #25, Winter l986.

7. Joanne Omang,”D’Aubuisson Honored by Conservatives at Capitol Hill Dinner,” Washington Post, Dec 5, l984.

8. Elton Manzione,”The Private Spy Agency,” The National Reporter, Summer 1985.

9. The New Right Humanitarians, the Resource Center, 1986.

10. Scott Anderson and Jon Lee Anderson, Inside the League: The Shocking Expose of How Terrorists, Nazis, and Latin American Death Squads Have Infiltrated the World Anti-Communist League (New York, NY: Dodd, Mead & Co. , 1986).

11. Encyclopedia of Associations, 1989.

12. Phone conversation with natl CAUSA office, Sep 9, 1988.

13. CAUSA USA Report, Sep 1986.

14. American Freedom Coalition,”Emergency Project to Support Colonel North’s Freedom Fight in Central America,” flyer, undated but circa Fall 1987.

15. Phone conversations with Daniel Junas, Feb 5, 1988 and May 6, 1988.

16. Phone conversation with Wes McCune, Group Research Inc. , Sep 9, 1988.

17. Kim A. Lawton,”Unification Church Ties Haunt New Coalition,” Christianity Today, Feb 5, 1988.

18. CBS 60 Minutes,”Singlaub,” Oct 5, 1986.

19. Martin A. Lee,”Who Are the Knights of Malta?” National Catholic Reporter, Oct 11, 1983.

20. John Tower, Edmund Muskie, and Brent Scowcroft, The Tower Commission Report (New York, NY: Bantam Books and Times Books, 1987).

21. Jerry W. Sanders, Peddlers of Crisis: The Committee on the Present Danger and the Politics of Containment (Boston, MA: South End Press, 1983).

22. Council for National Policy, Officers list, 1982-1983.

23. Letter from Karen Branan, Mar 4, 1986.

24. Jaqueline Sharkey,”Disturbing the Peace,” Common Cause Magazine, Sep-Oct 1985.

25. Chip Berlet,”Private Spies,” Shmate: A Journal of Progressive Jewish Thought, Issue #11-12, Summer 1985.

26. Francoise Hervet,”The Sovereign Military Order of Malta,” Covert Action Information Bulletin, #25, Winter 1986.

27. Deposition of Carl Channell to U.S. House of Representatives Select Committee to Investigate Covert Arms Transactions with Iran, Sep 1, 1987, in Report of the Congressional Committees Investigating the Iran-Contra Affair, Appendix B: Volume 4, Depositions (Washington DC : U.S. House of Representatives Select Committee to Investigate Covert Arms Transactions with Iran and U.S. Senate Select Committee on Secret Military Assistance to Iran and the Nicaraguan Opposition, 1988).

28. Group Research Report, Vol. 25, #10, Dec 1986.

29. Conversation with Chip Berlet, Political Research Associates, Mar 2, 1989.

30. Group Research Report, Vol. 26, #2, Feb 1987.

31. Report of the Congressional Committees Investigating the Iran-Contra Affair (Washington DC : U.S. House of Representatives Select Committee to Investigate Covert Arms Transactions with Iran and U.S. Senate Select Committee on Secret Military Assistance to Iran and the Nicaraguan Opposition, 1988).

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By Terry Krepel
Media Matters for America | January 10, 2011

Accuracy in Media’s Cliff Kincaid devoted his January 9 column to defending the publication American Renaissance from accusations made about it in a law enforcement memo cited by Fox News regarding Arizona shooting suspect Jared Loughner. According to Kincaid, American Renaissance is merely a “conservative” group that is “politically incorrect because of its criticism of racial preference and ‘diversity’ programs and immigration policies that weaken the strength of a country.” Kincaid added that “there is no evidence that American Renaissance by any objective standard is a racist organization. It does deal with racial issues. But so does the Congressional Black Caucus.”

The Anti-Defamation League calls American Renaissance a “white supremacist journal” that “promotes pseudoscientific studies that attempt to demonstrate the intellectual and cultural superiority of whites and publishes articles on the supposed decline of American society because of integrationist social policies.” As we’ve documented, American Renaissance and its editor, Jared Taylor, are very much obsessed with race. Taylor has declared that we don’t “need more Hispanics” and attacked Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor for not “pronouncing her name the way an American would.”

While calling itself an advocate for “race realism,” American Renaissance has made clear that it claims to speak for whites, writing in its inaugural 1991 issue introducing the publication that “Fifty years ago, the United States had an unmistakable national and cultural core. In another half century, if whites continue to cooperate in their own dispossession, this nation will have no core and no identity.” The publication added, “We cannot expect Mexican immigrants, Vietnamese refugees, or militant blacks to care if Shakespeare disappears from our schools or if the Jefferson Memorial falls into decay.” It also stated that “blacks and Hispanics are, compared to whites, far more likely to be poor, illiterate, on welfare, or in jail; they are far more likely to have illegitimate children, be addicted to drugs, or have AIDS. By no definition of international competitiveness can the presence of these populations be anything but a disadvantage.”

Further, Taylor is on the editorial advisory board of the Citizens Informer, published by the Council of Conservative Citizens, the successor to the White Citizens Councils of the segregationist South. The Council states on its website that they “oppose all efforts to mix the races of mankind, to promote non-white races over the European-American people through so-called ‘affirmative action’ and similar measures, to destroy or denigrate the European-American heritage, including the heritage of the Southern people, and to force the integration of the races.”

In his defense of American Renaissance, Kincaid also noted its upcoming conference in Charlotte, North Carolina. Here are some of the scheduled conference speakers:

  • Sam G. Dickson is, like Taylor, on the editorial advisory board of the Citizens Informer. The Southern Poverty Law Center reports that Dickson is “tied to numerous extremist groups and movements in the U.S. and around the world, from major Holocaust denial organizations to the Ku Klux Klan he frequently represented in court.”
  • Dan Roodt is a pro-Afrikaaner South African who decries “the ignominy of being dominated by a rapacious, anti-white, racist clique” and warns that “[o]ur struggle here is of enormous importance for white, Western peoples world-wide.” He was featured in a Daily Show segment in which correspondent John Oliver called his soft-spoken “vintage bigotry” — Roodt says that how black men have “20 percent more testosterone” than whites and commit “99.9 percent of all crime, warns of efforts to promote interbreeding “to make us all become colored” and insists that everyone was better off under apartheid — “a heady bouquet of racial hatred with an aftertaste of lingering bitterness.”
  • David Yeagley presents himself as “the great-great-grandson of Comanche leader Bad Eagle” (in fact, the connection is through a stepmother, not a direct relation). In a recent blog post, Yeagley ranted about “oedipal white liberals and hysterical blacks” complaining about the three-fifths clause in the original Constitution and called President Obama “Barry Soetoro” (he has previously called Obama “the lying black African Communist/Muslim traitor”). He went on to write, “Emotionalism, which is a kind of Freudian sexual displacement, continues to rule the Negro race, and it is continually taken advantage of by oedipal white liberals intent on destorying [sic] the country.”

Former Ku Klux Klan leader David Duke has attended previous conferences, as has Don Black, who runs the neo-Nazi forum Stormfront.

Kincaid wants you to think that all of this falls short of an “objective standard” that American Renaissance is racist. One has to wonder what Kincaid’s definition of “objective” is. And “racist.”

http://mediamatters.org/blog/201101100018

” … the CIA killed innocent people merely on the suspicion of being militants. …

Javed Rana |  Press TV, Islamabad

The year 2010, US drone attacks killed Pakistani civilians on an average of three per day in the tribal areas bordering Afghanistan (video). The CIA carried out an unprecedented 132 drone attacks killing 938 people alone during the past year.Details of the deaths emerged in an annual report compiled by The Conflict Monitoring Center, an Islamabad based NGO. The report gives detailed accounts on how the CIA killed innocent people merely on the suspicion of being militants.

The Conflict Monitoring Center points out that none of the media organizations throughout last year reported body counts from independent sources.

The media reports were based on claims of anonymous U.S. and Pakistani intelligence officials. According to these findings, casualties could be much higher as security officials have a tendency to whitewash the evidence of civilian deaths for fear of public backlash

Over half of the 132 drone attacks were carried out in the last four months of the past year to what many believe an attempt by the US to showcase some semblance of success against militants in the tribal region to propagate justification for a gradual draw-down of NATO troops from Afghanistan.

However, many analysts believe the geo-strategic game plans of the US have turned out to be counter productive.

The year 2010 proved to be one of the deadliest years as the number of drone strikes exceeded the combined number of such attacks carried out from 2004 to 2009. The report states that 2052 people lost their lives in drone strikes during the 5-year period. The growing causalities of civilians has left behind many tragic stories in the tribal areas.

As the number of civilian deaths continues to mount, public reaction in Pakistan against the frequent use of drone strikes has finally gathered momentum.

http://www.presstv.ir/detail/158523.html

” … the CIA killed innocent people merely on the suspicion of being militants. …”

Javed Rana |  Press TV, Islamabad

The year 2010, US drone attacks killed Pakistani civilians on an average of three per day in the tribal areas bordering Afghanistan (video). The CIA carried out an unprecedented 132 drone attacks killing 938 people alone during the past year.Details of the deaths emerged in an annual report compiled by The Conflict Monitoring Center, an Islamabad based NGO. The report gives detailed accounts on how the CIA killed innocent people merely on the suspicion of being militants.

The Conflict Monitoring Center points out that none of the media organizations throughout last year reported body counts from independent sources.

The media reports were based on claims of anonymous U.S. and Pakistani intelligence officials. According to these findings, casualties could be much higher as security officials have a tendency to whitewash the evidence of civilian deaths for fear of public backlash

Over half of the 132 drone attacks were carried out in the last four months of the past year to what many believe an attempt by the US to showcase some semblance of success against militants in the tribal region to propagate justification for a gradual draw-down of NATO troops from Afghanistan.

However, many analysts believe the geo-strategic game plans of the US have turned out to be counter productive.

The year 2010 proved to be one of the deadliest years as the number of drone strikes exceeded the combined number of such attacks carried out from 2004 to 2009. The report states that 2052 people lost their lives in drone strikes during the 5-year period. The growing causalities of civilians has left behind many tragic stories in the tribal areas.

As the number of civilian deaths continues to mount, public reaction in Pakistan against the frequent use of drone strikes has finally gathered momentum.

http://www.presstv.ir/detail/158523.html

” … America is not really a hero in the eyes of many nations … “

Captain America Needs to Think of a Better Name for Himself

Compelling Mind | January 25, 2011

The film Captain America: The First Avenger is sadly going under a title change. Marvel Studios has to think of other countries when naming their films because these are sensitive times. Every nation has feelings.

So like G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra went under the name change, so must Captain America. So now when the film is released it will be called The First Avenger so Russian and South Koreans don’t take it personally.

America is not really a hero in the eyes of many nations; but no one really cares that the awesome movies that come out are from Hollywood which is based in America – all they want is the name not to hurt their feelings. But it’s a small price, not for Captain America of course.

WB had to change a line in Superman Returns where they said “Truth, Justice and all that stuff” it was actually “Truth, Justice, and the American Way”.

Paramount’s G.I. Joe was originally named A Real American Hero but that was not used and instead came The Rise of Cobra.

http://www.compellingmind.com/captain-america-needs-to-think-of-a-better-name-for-himself/2433291085/

By Aprille Muscara
IPS | January 12, 2011

WASHINGTON (IPS) – In one of U.S. president Dwight D. Eisenhower’s most remembered speeches, he warned against “the acquisition of unwarranted influence” resulting from the close brotherhood between the country’s defence agencies, Capitol Hill and private business interests.

Fifty years later, the Republican leader’s Jan. 17, 1961 admonition of the military-industrial–Congressional complex is as relevant as ever, argues William D. Hartung, director of the Arms and Security Initiative at the New America Foundation based here.

Despite U.S. Defence Secretary Robert Gates’s announcement last week of a 78-billion-dollar reduction in Pentagon spending by 2016, analysts predict that defence contractors – the “industry” leg of the so-called “iron triangle” alluded to in Eisenhower’s speech – will come away largely unscathed.

“If you were looking for an apt metaphor to describe what happened to makers of military hardware on Thursday, you might say they ‘dodged the bullet,'” said Loren B. Thompson, chief operating officer of the Virginia-based Lexington Institute.

Overall, the budget savings announced last week are modest, analysts say.

“The numbers that we’re talking about are relatively small,” Gates said at a press conference Thursday. “The focus here is on a reduction in the rate of growth, as opposed to absolute cuts.”

According to some estimates, defence spending since the new millennium has about tripled to nearly 900 billion dollars for 2011. Gates’s 78-billion-dollar five-year reduction plan is thus a decline of only less than two percent, without accounting for inflation.

“We vastly overspend on the military,” said Gordon Adams, an expert on U.S. foreign affairs and defence budgeting at the Stimson Centre, at a panel discussion here Tuesday.

“We vastly overuse the military tool. We vastly overdramatise the military as the conceptual framework of our global engagement,” he said. “And we vastly over-worry and overestimate the threats and challenges that we face in the world.”

In Adams’s estimation, despite being in the midst of a defence budget “build-down” – as cautious as it is – even deeper cuts would not affect the readiness or ability of U.S. troops. “The capacity of the United States military is stunning,” he said.

Underlying this capacity is a small cadre of private defence contractors. According to Danielle Brian, executive director of the Washington D.C.-based Project on Government Oversight, more than half of the nation’s defence budget is spent on contracts and the top 10 firms receive about 25 percent of these contracts.

Early last week, shares in leading defence companies dipped in anticipation of Gates’s cuts. But the marketplace gave its verdict when, after the secretary’s announcement, holdings again rose when investors realised the budget reshuffle would only modestly impact operations – an assessment confirmed by a Standard & Poor’s report, published Monday, reaching the same conclusion.

Some see a link between this insulation of contractors in a time of belt-tightening to these companies’ fleet of lobbyists, history of generous political donations, and the “revolving door” of influential personnel who travel easily back-and-forth between important posts in government and defence firms.

In his new book, Prophets of War (Nation), Hartung exposes the myriad of connections – mostly fiscal, often human – between the U.S. government and its most favoured firm, the Lockheed Martin Corporation, which he claims consistently pushes for overpriced and unnecessary defence programmes.

Lockheed Martin, the country’s top contractor, spent 15 million dollars in campaign contributions and lobbying last year and its top staff have filled key positions in both the George W. Bush and Barack Obama administrations. Outpacing its closest competitor by nearly 30 percent, the aerospace and security corporation received about 36 billion dollars in federal contracts in 2008, with over four-fifths of that pie coming from the Pentagon.

But the contracts aren’t all for cluster bombs, stealth fighter jets and nuclear weapons, Hartung shows. Lockheed Martin also provides services for a multitude of domestic agencies, including the U.S. Census, the Department of Education, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, the Internal Revenue Service, the U.S. Postal Service and the Smithsonian Institution, among others.

And, as is often found in the grand tradition of U.S. public-private partnerships involving multinational corporations, the company also has a hand in U.S. foreign policy, Hartung writes.

“Lockheed Martin has done everything from supplying interrogators for U.S. military prisons at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, to staffing a human rights monitoring mission in Darfur, to training police in Haiti, to running a postal service in the Democratic Republic of Congo, to helping to write the Afghan constitution,” he explains.

In light of last week’s budget reshuffle, Lockheed Martin will have to undergo a two-year probationary period for the production of a certain model of its F-35 fighter jets due to performance glitches. However, overall production of the firm’s F-35 fleet will remain the same, Gates said. And according to Thompson, the company will even benefit from expanded Air Force purchases in the near future, with other top contractors like the Boeing Company and the Northrup Grumman Corporation also standing to gain from green-lighted projects, despite the announced reductions.

Half a century ago, Eisenhower warned, “The potential for the disastrous rise of misplaced power exists and will persist.”

For Hartung, “If there was ever a need for the engagement and awareness urged by President Eisenhower… the time is now.”

http://ipsnews.net/news.asp?idnews=54102

“… The manipulation of information by media is more dangerous than manipulation by governments. … When the media itself has become debased of its critical role then not only can government not be held to account but the pernicious interests or affiliations of the media or its owners can sway or permit government to engage in new abuses.  The clearest example of this in recent times is the US mainstream media-led war on Iraq in 2003. …”

 By Natalia Viana
Carta Capital/Narco News Bulletin | January 27, 2011

“The manipulation of information by media is more dangerous than manipulation by governments”, said WikiLeaks’ publisher Julian Assange, in an interview with Brazilians earlier this week. Assange agreed to give his latest interview to the Brazilian public after talking to many mainstream media vehicles. The interview was organized by independent Brazilian journalist Natalia Viana, who opened her blog to questions. She received over 350 questions and selected 12 of them, which were emailed to the WikiLeaks founder.

Assange answered them from his house arrest site in Norfolk, in England. He lamented not being able to “make a home in beautiful, warm Brazil” due to his legal situation – he is being sued in Sweden for sexual crimes. The hearing will take place on February 7.

 

The interview was published simultaneously by 20 Brazilian blogs.

Various – WikiLeaks worked with the mainstream media. Here in Brazil, Folha de São Paulo and Globo are seen as right wing newspapers. Not only they contribute to media concentration but they also have their own agenda. Isn’t it contradictory to work with these vehicles if WL wants to democratize access to information? Why not work with blogs and alternative media?

Due to resource constraints we are not able yet to vet thousands of individuals so instead we have chosen to often work with groups of journalists, or groups of human rights researchers who have a significant audience. This often includes established media outlets, however, we do also work with individual journalists. Alternative media outlets and activist organizations, as the situation demands and resources permit.

One of the primary functions of the press is to hold government to account. In the case of Brazil, which has a left wing central government, we felt that a center-right newspaper was necessary to properly scrutinize the left wing politicians of the central government. In other countries we have applied the reverse equation. Ideally we like to partner with a pro-government media outlet and an anti-government media outlet.

Marcelo Salles – In your opinion what is the most dangerous for democracy: the manipulation of information by governments or the manipulation of information by media oligopolies?

The manipulation of information by media is most dangerous when a government manipulates information to the public detriment, but the media is strong, this manipulation cannot hold for long. But when the media itself has become debased of its critical role then not only can government not be held to account but the pernicious interests or affiliations of the media or its owners can sway or permit government to engage in new abuses. The clearest example of this in recent times is the US mainstream media-led war on Iraq in 2003.

Eduardo dos Anjos – I’ve been following the recent leaks and didn’t find anything relevant, it sounds like too much noise for nothing. Why should we trust you and WikiLeaks?

WikiLeaks has a four-year publishing history. During that time, to our knowledge, we have never described a false document as true. Additionally, neither has any other organization claimed otherwise. While we currently have a perfect record in judging true documents from false we are, of course, only humans and will someday possibly make a mistake. But at present we have the best record in the business and wish to try hard to keep this good reputation.

Unlike other media organizations that have no public standard of what they will accept and what they will discard, WikiLeaks has a clear and precise definition to give potential sources confidence about whether we will use their material or not. We take disclosures of diplomatic, ethical or historical significance that are official documents and that are classified or suppressed under some form of legal injunction.

Various – What concrete changes can happen as a consequence of WL in terms of balance of powers between governments, business and the public?

James Madison the framer of the US Bill of Rights said that knowledge will forever rule ignorance. So a people that means to be its own masters must have the power that knowledge brings. This philosophy of Madison’s which combines the realm of knowledge with the realm of the distribution of power points to the changes that occur when knowledge is democratized. States and giant corporations maintain their power over the individual through keeping knowledge from individuals. It is the gap in knowledge which delineates who is inside the most powerful parts of the state and who is inside the powerful parts of a corporation. The free-flow of knowledge from powerful groups to less powerful groups or individuals is also a flow of power and hence an equalizing and democratizing force in society.

Marcelo Träsel – After Cablegate, Wikileaks got very powerful. Julian’s declarations about future leaks influence markets and government policies. While it becomes a power, shouldn’t WL create a mechanism of accountability by the public opinion?

WikiLeaks is one of the most responsive global organizations in existence. It is significantly more accountable to the public than national governments and here is why:

The fruits of all our labors are public. We are a publishing organization. There is nothing that we do that does not end up contributing towards putting knowledge in the hands of the public.

WikiLeaks is funded by the public on a week-by-week basis. The public votes for us each week with its’ wallets.

Potential sources supply documents to WikiLeaks because they believe that we will protect them and that we will achieve the maximum possible impact for their efforts. Should at any moment sources believe this to not be true, or that we are acting unethically, such contributions will stop.

WikiLeaks is supported and defended by many thousands of generous people who volunteer their time, skills and assets to be used in our endeavors directly or indirectly in our defense. These people ‘vote’ for us every day in this manner.

Daniel Ikenaga – Which information should be secret in your definition? 

We often hear this type of question. However, it is better to rephrase it as follows: “who should be forced by the state into keeping information of a particular type from the rest of the population?” The answer to this question is clearly not everyone in the world and nor should it be, we believe, all persons in a particular state. Rather, say, your doctor is responsible for keeping your medical records secret under most (but not all) circumstances.

Various – In a recent interview with Estado de São Paulo you said WikiLeaks intended to use Brazil as a base for its work. What are the plans? Would you accept political asylum in here if it was offered?

I would, of course, be flattered if Brazil offered my staff and I political asylum, we have strong support by the Brazilian people and based on that and the independent character of Brazil from other countries we have decided to expand our presence in the country. Unfortunately I, at this time, am under house arrest in the cold dark winter of Norfolk, England and cannot make a home in beautiful, warm Brazil.

Various – Are you afraid of being killed? Is there any mechanism of protection in place for you? In case you get murdered, what will happen to WL?

We are determined to continue despite the various threats against us. We have a strong faith in our mission and have not and will not be cowed by the forces against us. My greatest protection is the futility of any attempt against me. For instance, when I was recently imprisoned for some ten days our publications proceeded unimpeded. Similarly, we have distributed backups of all our pending publications across the world It is not possible to destroy WikiLeaks’ upcoming publications by attacks on its staff.

Helena Vieira – In your opinion, what was the most important revelation of Cablegate? Did your world vision, your opinion, change in any aspect after reading the documents?

Cablegate covers almost every major event, public and private, and every country in the world so there are many most important revelations depending on where you live. And the majority of these have still yet to appear. If we must refer to a single most interesting cable in a global context then out of the small fraction that I have read so far (keeping in mind that there are 250,000 cables) it is the cable tasking US diplomats to collect from an extremely wide range of organizations including the United Nations, encryption keys, DNA, credit card numbers, frequent flight numbers etc. This cable is a tasking order by the CIA and National Security Agency on US diplomats and other embassy personnel. It reveals a shadow of the vast secret US intelligence collection apparatus.

Tarcísio Mender and Maiko Rafael Spiess – Besidedes Wiki having shaken international relations, what do you think about Time magazine electing Mark Zuckerberg man of the year? Do you see a paradox in the fact that he is praised while you are the “criminal of the year?”

Time Magazine can, of course, choose to award this title to whomever they like. However, for me it what was more important is that the people of the world chose to vote for me twenty times more than the Times editors choice. I won the people’s vote, but not the multi-national media company’s vote. That seems correct to me. I also quite liked Saturday Night Live’s take on the situation:

“I give you private information on corporations for free and I’m a villain. Mark Zuckerberg gives your private information to corporations for money and he’s ‘Man of the Year.’”

Behind the scenes of course, things were more interesting, with a pro-Assange faction inside Time magazine being placated by a really quite impressive Assange cover on the December 13 issue, paving the way for the conservative choice of Zuckerberg a few weeks later.

Vinícius Juberte  – Do you consider yourself a man of the left?

I see that there are good people in both sides of politics and definitely bad people in both sides of politics and it is my habit to seek out these good and just people and work with them in common cause. Politicians, after election, gradually become captured by the very government agencies they are meant to control. This is true regardless of their political flavor. In so far as a power in equality exists between the people and their rulers, we are on the side of the people that phenomena is broadly associated with the rhetoric of the left which gives rise to a view that we are an organization exclusively of the left. This is not correct. We are an organization exclusively of truth and justice and we find those in many places.”

Ariely Barata – Hollywood will produce a film about your life. What is your opinion about that?

Hollywood may produce many movies on WikiLeaks, as there are nearly a dozen books scheduled to be published. I am currently not involved in any film productions. However, if we sell the film rights I shall demand to be played by Will Smith. Kristinn Hrafnsson (WikiLeaks’ spokeperson) will be played by Samuel L Jackson, and my beautiful assistant will be played by Halle Berry. We will call it “WikiLeaks Film Noire”.

http://narconews.com/Issue67/article4305.html