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Saturday, 8 March 2014

Challenger, KAL 007 and Oliver North

"If you can get hold of a book by Barry Schiff (he's an aviation writer) written a year before the incident, called Flight 209 is Down, it will explain to you, in part, in this novel form, the real scenario.

What happened, according to Fletcher Prouty's work, Bob Cutler's work, other researchers, is that 007 stayed on course, never deviated. KAL 015 right behind it, saw it, on radar and visible, all the way through. It never left course, kept along R20."

John Judge

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. - A powerful electrical storm created an eerie tapestry of light in the skies near Space Shuttle Launch Complex 39A in the hours preceding the launch of Challenger on mission STS-8 at 2:32 a.m. EDT today. 

Driving rains and the dazzling lightning display ceased after this photograh was taken by a remote camera set up by Sam Walton of United Press International and mission officials were able to proceed with the launch.

Turning on the Heat: KAL Flight 007

The U.S. has Moscow on the defensive over the downed Korean airliner

The static was heavy. The words that sounded above the crackle were an unfamiliar Russian military-aviation jargon. The pilots' voices were unemotional, as if they were reporting to their ground controllers on the progress of the most routine training exercise. All of which made the tape more eloquently horrifying when it was played in excerpt for a national television audience by President Reagan and in full for the United Nations Security Council by U.S. Ambassador Jeane Kirkpatrick. In the translation, the pilot of the Soviet...

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“Gerasimenko, cut the horseplay at the command post, what is that noise there? I repeat the combat task: fire missiles, fire on target 60-65.”
“Comply and get Tarasov here. Take control of the MiG-23 from Smirnykh, call sign 163, call sign 163, he is behind the target at the moment. Destroy the target!”
“Task received. Destroy target 60-65 with missile fire, accept control of fighter from Smirnykh.”
“Carry out the task, destroy!”
“Oh, sh*t, how long does it take him to get into attack position, he is already getting out into neutral waters? Engage afterburner immediately. Bring in the MiG 23 as well… While you are wasting time it will fly right out.”
“805, try to destroy the target with cannons.”
“I am dropping back. Now I will try a rocket.”
“Twelve kilometers to the target. I see both.” (this was the trailing MiG-23 reporting that he saw both the airliner and the other Soviet interceptor.)
“805, approach target and destroy target.”
“Roger, I am in lock-on.”
“805, are you closing on the target?”
“I am closing on the target, am in lock-on. Distance to target is 8 kilometers.”
“Afterburner. AFTERBURNER, 805!”
“I have already switched it on.”
“Z.G.” (the fighter plane reports on a low fuel warning light; flying in afterburner uses up fuel very quickly.)
“I have executed the launch.”
“Well, what do you hear there?”
“He has launched.”
“I did not understand.”
“He has launched.”
“He has launched, follow the target, follow the target, withdraw yours from the attack and bring the MiG-23 in there.”
“The target is destroyed.”
“Break off attack to the right, heading 360.”

Audience Member: The guy with the John Birch society, that died in KAL 007?

John Judge: Larry MacDonald.

Audience Member: Was there anything behind.that?

John Judge: Oh, I know the details. Six people got off the plane, it's on the manifest. They're not identified. He warned people that he wasn't going on their plane, because the KGB was going to shoot it down. I guess, friends of his told him? So he stayed for this later flight. And I don't know if he got on the other flight. I mean, death is a good cover. They knew what was happening. Nixon was supposed to be on that flight, and was warned out of it and didn't come, due to a phone call.

And, also not talked about is where they were all going. Why were they all on this flight going into Anchorage, and then into Korea? Do you know? They were going to a meeting celebrating the division of Korea, between South and North, for all those years, from the time of the military occupation of the U.S., hosted by the Asian People's Anti-Communist League, and the World Anti-Communist League, which is General Singlaub's group. They were going to have this big celebration there, and they were on their way to this reactionary meeting.

They definitely knew in advance. Friends of mine were in Washington, DC, on Thursday morning, when the only news was that a plane was in trouble, but had landed safe at Sakhalin. And the families were even called and told that the passengers were OK. They called them. This was eventually found out to be a story generated falsely by the CIA. But they bought time for Oliver North and Jeanne Kirkpatrick to doctor the tapes. North was in charge of the public relations on the incident from the White House. They doctored the tapes, so that they could call the Soviet Union the "Evil Empire" and make everybody believe they just coldly shot down this plane.

That morning, the plane number wasn't known, the passengers certainly weren't being named, because they were presumed safe, and my friends were on their way to work. They work across from the Heritage Foundation, and on the way in, they picked up some bumper stickers, printed by the Richard Viguerie Foundation (right-wing fund raiser) in the gutter, outside of the Heritage. That morning, they didn't know what they meant. They just picked them up and were looking at them, took them in the office. The bumper stickers said "Remember Larry MacDonald and Flight 007." Now, this is before anybody would know the significance of that. So there were people within those right-wing circles that knew, could have warned him. Also, the Atlanta press called his wife the "ice lady" because she had no emotional reaction to the death. She dyed her hair. From the time she heard about it, she dyed her hair, went to a press conference, and spouted this party line.

And there may have been even an earlier version, where MacDonald was to have landed on Sakhalin, put under Soviet arrest, and later escaped the Soviet, "slave camps" and gotten back to "freedom." And, you know, maybe we'll watch and see.

But he had to be taken out of the way, out of the limelight, at that point, because of a suit, out here in California, against his foundation, Western Goals. For stealing the entire national Red Squad files of the Los Angeles Police Department that was collected under COINTELPRO during the 1960s.That affected hundreds of groups, and had the names, not only of the California left, but all the left, because it was the place where the Law Enforcement Intelligence Unit was sending every Red Squad file for a centralized operation. And those hundreds and hundreds of boxes, thousands of names, and all that file information, was taken by Jay Paul, an LAPD detective, to his home. And his wife, Mary Love, who worked for Western Goals, put it into their hundred thousand dollar computer system, so that the John Birch Society and the far-right wing, had the goods on the whole structure, at least as far as the police infiltrators knew it, of the left and progressive movement in this country.

But when it was breaking in the news, and the suit threatened to come foreword, it would not only have exposed MacDonald. It would have exposed the LAPD, and eventually, it would have exposed COINTELPRO. And "Watergate West" Which was the Ed Meese/Ronald Reagan operation out here in California, for martial law, and the spying under COINTELPRO for those years.

And that was right before the election. The lawyer who handled the deal, for the LAPD, in order to settle out of court, and pay off the groups instead, was William French Smith. He left the Justice Department right then, and Meese went in, and Turnage came in. French came out and settled matters so it didn't go to court. And then MacDonald, who would have been under the spotlight and threatened the election, disappeared in the KAL 007 flight.

But I think his death, if in fact it happened, or his disappearance and cover, were just one more bonus for that operation. One which not only renewed the Cold War, cut off relations and Detente, slowed down the arms limitation talks, allowed us to scotch bills against nerve gas, (when I say "us'', I'm talking about the US military) allowed them to go foreword with the plans for nuclear warfare and chemical/biological warfare,and nuclear warfare in outer space, and basically put forward the whole Ollie North agenda.

If you can get hold of a book by Barry Schiff (he's an aviation writer) written a year before the incident, called Flight 209 is Down, it will explain to you, in part, in this novel form, the real scenario.

What happened, according to Fletcher Prouty's work, Bob Cutler's work, other researchers, is that 007 stayed on course, never deviated. KAL 015 right behind it, saw it, on radar and visible, all the way through. It never left course, kept along R20. A Ferrett, RC35, also a Boeing plane, same silhouette, flew parallel radar course with it for a while, and then broke into Soviet air space. The first interceptors that went up couldn't find it. Now, that's telling because when planes with radar and ground radar together can't find something, you've got a UFO, or something. Not a modern, full-sized plane. It's not that hard to coordinate those things and go up, its mathematical. The fact that they didn't find something means to me, they were dealing with a test of Stealth. The Soviets were about to test an ICBM missile there, and it lit up their whole defense system. Arching over the route of the R20 and the RC35 at that point, looping over, was our main spy satellite over the Soviet Union. And the person in charge of positioning those satellites was Oliver North. Also going over in those hours, was the space shuttle Challenger, on a military mission.

So they got a good look at how Soviet radar and defense systems worked, along the Soviet coast, and the sea there, and at the Japanese, the interrelation of those countries, and what was happening. They fooled the Soviets into sending up yet another interceptor, which accidentally saw the plane, by accident, winged at it, you know, flapped a wing, and shot a couple of missiles past it, then backed off. They saw the Ferrett. A Soviet interceptor went up, found the RC35 up there, tried to get it to go down, It took evasive action. He backed off, lined up the missile sight with his radar, pushed the button, and veered off, because you don't follow the missile, you'll get blown up by it. And you get out of the way because, what if something fires back? So he veers off, and he says "The target's destroyed," because he did what he believed he had to do, electronically. But he missed the plane, because he's shooting at the Stealth deflection of the radar.

And so that plane's safe, but simultaneous with the Soviet pilot saying, "The target's destroyed," the US intelligence electronic message interceptors detonate a bomb on 007, and blow it up. Over the Kurile trench, so that it's never found, the pieces aren't even found.

Then they've got the Soviets believing that they shot down a plane, by accident. They've got the news media buying into it. They've got Jeanne Kirkpatrick calling them the "Evil Empire," that night; and they're able to extend it into, you know, what ever they want.

Well, this is the theme of Schiff's novel. It's about a Stealth manufacturer, and his son flies the plane in, and they blow up the competing Congressman who's gonna get the Stealth contract for another company.

And Scoop Jackson parallels that person, in the novel. The woman who wrote me about it said that's the guy in the novel. And I took a look at it, in it's particulars, and Scoop Jackson was on the board of Boeing. Which built the KAL planes. And Scoop Jackson died of a heart attack that day. The day of the 007 flight. And who was he replaced by on Boeing? Alexander Haig.

Where else was he? He was on the Foreign Intelligence Advisory Board. And he was in charge of the Central America Task Force. You know who went in there? [fake German accent] Herr Doctor Kissinger, replaced him there. And his top administrative aide Richard Pipes went into the NSC with Oliver North, Sven Kraemer and the boys.

So, we had a little power shift the day of the KAL 007, internally also. But that's what happened to 007. What happened to MacDonald, I think only history will tell.

Audience Member: Before, you mentioned John J. McCloy, and I just wanted to let everybody know, that he's 80; he's just started the world's largest bank in Washington DC, this last month with seven billion dollars. Him, and William Casey's widow, and a bunch of others. While we see Credit Suisse, and we get used to them, and see their pattern, they're starting another Fascist goal, another Fascist bank.

John Judge: Is that to replace Nugen Hand?

Audience Member: I'm not sure of the name. But it was started. This is all public domain: Washington Post, New York Times, Los Angeles Times all reported on it.

But he's alive and well, and completely active in his beliefs, in what he's doing.

He also set up the Pentagon, you didn't mention that. He was the architect and author.

John Judge: Yes, he built the Pentagon. It was called "McCloy's folly" for a while, in fact. Yeah, he set up the building. And I always thought it was interesting, you know, because I don't know of any other reason to take a five-sided figure and point it south, except to call up You-Know-Who. [laughter]

The article "Propaganda and Social Control" is from a booklet entitled *The Fourth Reich in America*, available from Flatland Books. This is an excerpt: 

JOHN JUDGE: The battle, I believe, in the current period, since the time I was born, 1947, or even a little earlier, is for the last frontier that's being explored; it's the one where we have to *do* battle in order to survive; it's for what George Orwell called "the space between our ears." It's that little space, and what's in it, that the government finds the most valuable. 

Believe me, the Defense Department does not sit around in fear of the Soviet Union, who are technologically and militarily well behind us on every critical point. If they plan anything in relation to the Soviet Union, it's full-scale nuclear, biological and chemical warfare attack in the year 2000. They don't sit and quake over the people in Nicaragua, in Central America, in Africa, in the Middle East. They do genocide against them with impunity. The only people that they're afraid of is us. Because if *we* figure out what's happening in this society, if *we* figure out the real politics, if *we* call the lie and open it up, then the gig is up. That's why Oliver North was so careful to shred everything. It didn't matter, as the Committee pointed out, that the Cubans already knew, that the Nicaraguans already knew, and that even the Soviets already knew. The problem was if the American public should get hold of the information on the secret government and its activities. *That's* the danger.

The history of the establishment of privilege in societies probably goes back as far as there was history. Back at least to multiple groups of people trying to cooperate, or live together. In the earliest part, those privileges were established at various points by religious beliefs that were asserted, or held sway, by outright lies, by force and the threat of force, and from time to time by the discovery of new technologies, which allowed a particular group an advantage or privilege over another group. The maintaining of that privilege, once it was held in a few hands, by a particular class, race or sex, was maintained then, by deception; by a distortion of earlier history; and by a method that became more and more effective as history progressed: the implementation of force, the threat of force, and implied violence.

This continued until all of those things became part of the State apparatus. They became centralized as huge functions that didn't rely on a particular fiefdom or how many thugs you could hire to fence off your land, protect it and call it your own, or how many soldiers you could get together under your leadership to die, so that you could take over some other property. The accumulation of wealth and control became centralized not only in a few hands in this country, but by a few societies, a few empires, over time.

We live in one of them. We live in the most advanced one. We live in the most dangerous one, in terms of the future existence of the planet. {1}. Current military and intelligence machinery of this society make the Nazi/Hohenzollern machine look like a rubber band affair.

We're 40 or 50 years down that technological pike from whatever it was that frightened us in the 1940s. And as Thomas Merton said in 1936: "If *we* fight the Nazis, we will become the Nazis."

Under current theory, rather than distorting history it has become the practice, I believe, to destroy history altogether. History, especially after the year 1945, no longer exists. It's not taught in school. When I was in school I was lucky to get up to the end of the Civil War. The furthest you could get in school was, maybe, the *beginnings* of World War II. Then there was something called Current Events that started in 1960. Now the kids in high school have history as an *optional* topic. You know, it's either that or I don't know what... typing... or something else. But even if they go into the history, I don't know if you've picked up an historical text from high schools {2} that mentions at all the 1940s on... It's just so distorted as to be unrecognizable. It's down what Orwell called the "memory hole." So it's more than just changing or distorting the history; it's the destruction of history itself so that history no longer exists.

In World War II, techniques were developed for the deception of the enemy, for the control of the human mind, and for war stress. They did an analysis of soldiers. It was that period, and the period directly following, that marked the massive growth of psychiatry as an industry. And of prisons. And of the whole centralized institutional response to political and social problems, that handed them over to experts in the society and to institutions. And that touted those people who stood up in any way, or fought back against their oppression, into these institutions, under definitions that blamed the victims themselves.

Blaming the victim is what mass psychiatry, militarism, and many of these other forces do. "You end up," as Malcolm X said once, "by reading the newspapers for long enough, loving the people doing the oppressing and hating the people that are being oppressed."

And then add to that, and those factors and those tendencies, the technology of television. As I often say, Goebbels probably would have given his saluting arm for that one. Because that's the ticket, see? We're no longer going to read. We no longer have to do anything except turn on that electronic machine. And as early as 1948, according to my investigation and research, that television was exactly the instrument described in 1939 in Orwell's book *1948*, which was changed here in the U.S. to *1984* in the first Harcourt and Brace edition. But '48 is the year it's talking about. All the technology that Winston faces in Orwell's society was in place, and in the hands of, and functional for, the intelligence agencies; the averrant conditioning, the telescreen that watched him...

By 1948 we had Operation Octopus (in secret), which allowed machinery in a particular neighborhood to cover a 25 mile radius, and any television that had its tubes hot could be listened through and *seen* through by this technology. This is what Hale Boggs' staff was investigating at the time of his disappearance in the middle of Watergate. He was also one of the Warren 
Commission members.

Beyond watching us, the television also controls us. Not only with constant subliminal messages, and the message of the commoditization of all human experience, and the message that cops are our friends, no matter what they do. You know, the overt and the covert propaganda. But just the fact that we spend so much of our time absorbed that we, in a sense, leave the driving 
to them... on the brain circuit.

With the brain itself, the procedures were: drugging, cutting, implanting, microwaving and perfecting control. Whether it was end of memory, lapse of memory temporarily, creation of second personality, training of assassins... whatever control they wanted, first on the individual, and then on the mass level.

Other programs that the CIA, Navy and Army Intelligence called MK/ULTRA, MK/DELTA, and MK/NAOMI, ARTICHOKE, BLUEBIRD, they had a lot of names, Project Often; they were done on prisoners, on veterans... who are *still* being experimented on in those institutions *right* *now*, in ways that won't be seen in the civilian world for several years.

But they took it, obviously, from that individual level to a mass level. As early as 1956, Allen Dulles bought 50 million tabs of LSD from the Sandoz Corporation. Now that's not *experimental* level. They were going to *do* something with it.

And what they did with it, to just give you one example from an article that I found at the time of... you remember the mass murders that were attributed to the Son of Sam (Mae Brussell calls him the "Son of Uncle Sam"), this fellow up there in New York, David Berkowitz. Berkowitz was an army clerk in Korea. I have an article about his military background from his best friend in the unit. He decided he didn't want to be there any more and he applied as a conscientious objector, the friend says. And then he says, interestingly enough, "the brass gave him acid." Does the *brass* give you acid? No, the brass gives you MK/ULTRA.

This fellow Gary Heidens, who was just convicted of the mass murders and torture of the women in the basement in Philadelphia. Did you read about that? He had been part of the MK/ULTRA experimentation in the army. He had 100% medical disability from the V.A. [Veterans Administration]. He had V.A. records so sensitive that the computers sent out a warning beep whenever anybody tried to access the file. His brother was also on 100 disability from the V.A. And when Perutto, his lawyer, tried to introduce any of that, it was quashed by the judge.

These so-called mass murderers not only don't commit all the murders (it's easy for the government to commit a lot of murders and then blame them all on one person), but the murders that they *do* commit are under the influence, not of some purported mental disease, but of *programming* of the mind, and distortion by the government itself.

The print and other media in this country, especially since the period of the Depression, have been in the hands of fewer and fewer people. All you need, really, is the assignment editor and the final copy editor in your pocket. And then you can have as many honest reporters as you want, as long as you've got 2 or 3 CIA reporters and intelligence reporters to cover the right story. And to make sure that nobody else slips into the wrong one.

The wire services are certainly easy enough to control. And now the ownership, which had been secretly held, through interlocking directorates, by the Rockefeller family, for all four major television networks since the 1940s, has passed openly into the hands of General Electric(remember, "what's good for GE is good for the country") for NBC, and to Capital Cities, Bill Casey's stock investment company, ABC is under their auspices. So now we're going to be *open* about the fact that we live in a
corporate world.

The future envisioned by the people that are paying hundreds of millions of dollars of money (NASA and Navy Intelligence) was outlined by Dr. Jose Delgado. A Fascist from Spain, an expert in brain implantation on animals and humans, Delgado suggested to the Congress in 1972 that we could have a society of electronic remote control of workers and laborers in the field, and soldiers out on the front lines. A society run from behind by a group of technocrats at the top, with almost all of us implanted {3} with 
electronic devices to control our brains and human responses. And he told Congress that he didn't see why anyone would feel adverse to having an implant that would make them both happy and productive. He said: "After all, they take their Swine Flu shots, don't they?"

I didn't.

Disinformation is an art developed by us and now blamed on the KGB. To give you just one example of how it works, it distorts history so much from the beginning, that the common left-wing response to the propaganda merely maintains the lie.

KAL 007, for instance, was *not* blown out of the sky by the Russians. Was *not* within 300 nautical *miles* of the stealth plane that actually invaded Soviet air space and escaped that air space because it deflected the radar information to the missile fired by the Soviet pilot. KAL 007 was blown up over the Kurile trench by the U.S. Intelligence agencies simultaneous with 
hearing the Soviet pilot say, "The target is destroyed."

Not only are we not privy to that information, but the KGB and the Soviet Union are blamed for shooting it down. According to the *New York Times*, in those days there was no excuse, under any circumstances at any time, for a sophisticated and developed nation to shoot down a civilian airliner.

Now, we've suddenly changed all that to a situation where there's "nothing else the pilot could do. After all, it was 9 miles away." And it was "ascending," or "descending," or doing something... And so, "we had to knock it out of the sky." [CN -- Here Judge is referring to a different incident, where a U.S. Navy Missile Cruiser shot down a civilian Iranian airliner over the Persian Gulf.]

But if our only criticism rests on the idea that the Soviets blew up the plane, then we can only counter with the fact that we shouldn't have done the same. If we get to [the] *bottom* of history, we're in a different situation.

I used to wear a button that said, "Where's Lee Harvey Oswald when we really need him?" You see, I wanted him to testify... because he could tell the truth to the American public. He was innocent of the crime. He didn't fire a gun that day. But whenever I'd wear it, people thought I wanted to kill the 
President. If I'd wanted to say that, I would have had to wear a button that said, "Where's Jack Ruby when we really need him?" He took the guns up the back of the grassy knoll. But if I wore that button, they'd think I wanted to kill Sirhan Sirhan. So you see, once you distort it, there's almost no way back unless you get to the core of the information and revise it toward truth.

One of the most interesting articles in the last year was in the Boston Globe, outlining five stories supposedly planted in the international press for distribution by KGB disinformation agents. Those stories included the exact research conclusions of Dave Emory, Mae Brussell and myself, and other key researchers in this country. These "KGB disinformation stories": that Jonestown was a CIA mass murder, that the AIDS disease is a chemical/biological warfare weapon, that the deaths in Cameroon resulted from a test of the neutron bomb... were stories that almost no one except the independent American researchers were putting out. So, if anything, the Soviets are *our* dupes. But I doubt it. I suggest that probably the Soviets didn't plant the "disinformation" but that *that* *article* [i.e. in the *Boston Globe*] was the real disinformation.


Western Goals Foundation

See Nelson Bunker Hunt, Larry MacDonald and The John Birch Society and others for links back
to the JFK conundrum... and Roberto d'Aubisson who probably hired Ray S Cline to kill Archbishop Romero
using Robert Emmett Johnson formerly of Interpen.

Also Maj Gen John K. Singlaub, Rev. Gerald L K Smith from The Nazi Silver Shirts and the Giesbrecht Incident etc.

And look at all of Wickliffe Draper's customers and supporters... from the Pioneer Fund and The Draper Corp the worlds
largest maker of automated loom equipment and machinery...

Roger Milliken/Deering-Milliken Corp, and the Chance, Grede, and Ada Hearne foundations. Corporate funders include 
Springdale and Cherokee Mills, Deering-Milliken Research Corporation, Knott's Berry Farm, and the Henry Regnery Company

Payback is a witch...


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 and a long-time researcher of the U.S. extreme Right, 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 ©(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)