Nice Work... United Fruit -> Bonner Fellers -> For America
From: White Protestant Nation: (Fellers and Buckley, and a cast of hundreds) by Allan Lichtmanhttp://books.google....num=4#PPA209,M1
You can buy this 2008 book at abebooks.com for $10 including shipping:http://www.abebooks....u...p;x=17&y=10
Several of my major JFK suspects were involved with the Guatamala-United Fruit
interventions NOT to my surprise. And I agree with your K.I.S.S. assessment.
Just patched that other posting together at the midnight hour while dozing off.
Will fix later. I prefer: Keep It Simple, Smarty-pants.
(1) Col. Philip J. Corso whom I believe actually tricked Giovanni Battista Montini, the
Papal Nuncio who later became Pope Paul VI (as I recall) into helping Corso with
the Nazi Ratlines during World War II. He semi-implicated himself in the Jupiter
or Naples local rag in the 1990's.
(2) E. Howard Hunt who ran the Brown Shirts at Brown University in 1940 along
with William F. Buckley, Jr. including George Lincoln Rockwell and Anastase
Vonsiatsky. Buckley's wife married Gerard O'Reilly president of the H. Smith
Richardson Foundation who funded the entire MK/ULTRA operation.
(3) Perhaps Bonner Fellers who I missed as being on the A/C Liaison C of C with
Willoughby, Hargis, Hunter and company. Any evidence of Fellers or
Willoughby in Guatamala?
(4) Allen J. Dulles of course, in his glory days.
(5) See Below: Colonel Claire Chennault "Flying Tigers" Air Transport Company
which had a "World Airways" DC-3 waiting in Winnipeg, Manitoba right
after the Giesbrecht Incident at the Winnipeg airport
(6) Guy Bannister's (and also Maurice Gatlin's perhaps?) Caribbean Anti-Communist Brigade
later part of the infamous World Anti-Communist League, too, including the ABN of Raikin,
Willoughby and Fellers
(7) Lake Pontchartrain and Houma arms caches used in both Guatamala and Bay of Pigs
recently referenced by Bill Kelly in a posting.
(8) John Cabot of Boston's Cabot, Cabot and Forbes was a vested owner in United Fruit, correct?
(9) Dictator Rafael Trujillo of the Dominican Republic and his family who actually provided funding
for the JFK hit which was after the death of Trujillo, right? George de Mohrenschildt in both Haiti
and the D.R. and Robert Emmett Johnson, the MK/ULTRA killer who later wrote a True Magazine puff
piece about his escapades in the D.R. which I have somewhere. Also Hal Hendrix somewhat later
wrote about the coup against Juan Bosch of the D.R., the day before it actually happened at The
Miami News where I worked.
(10) "On June 25, 1953, the FBI was contacted by a retired Army officer, whose name has been
withheld for privacy reasons" (More than likely one of the MacArthur cast-offs who were forced to
"retire" along with Willoughby and MacArthur. Maybe Fellers? The "colonel" below could have been Corso,
too, who was one of MacArthur's dispatched and destroyed boys who went to work for Strom Thurmond
when no one else would hire him. Was Chennault only a Colonel at that time too? Think so.
(11) Just love the reference to Huey Long's brother, a dentist as congressman. And Senator Russell Long
Huey's son ended up on the Warren Commission, right? Shortly after GLK Smith, who had Long's
father killed in my honest opinion, helped to kill JFK then came into about $1 million bucks in Spring of 1964
after he attended the Giesbrecht Meeting in Winnipeg then flew home in a Chennault Flying Tiger plane
from World Airways.
(12) Marine General Pedro A. del Valle, and a confirmed Draper correspondent, according to William
Tucker in The Funding of Scientific Racism, was also on For America with Fellers. (see below)
So all of these people, most of whom were members of Condon's Dirty Dozen (1958-59) were
also only one degree removed from or directly involved with the Jacobo Arbenz CIA coup in Guatamala in 1954:
From the looks of this list the Guatamala coup to get rid of the communist Arbenz was run, sponsored or approved by by America's
own private Gestapo and Nazi Storm Troopers including these miscellaneous Schweinhundt below who had at one time been with either
MacArthur and Army Intel, the CIA or ONI (via del Valle and Marine Corps) or in the case of Vonsiatsky with the expatriate Captive
Our own pro-Nazis and rabid Fascists invaded Guatamala... to save United Fruit for the Protestant landed gentry like the Cabots and the Forbes...
and to rid the world of Communists who would ever be so bold as to nationalize either Buckley's Mexican Pantepec Oil interests, Chilean
Copper or... or... Chiquita Bananas from United Fruit? Chiquita frigging bananas? Are you kidding me? Chiquita bananasI'm Chiquita Banana, and I've come to say
Bananas have to ripen in a certain way.
And when they are flecked with brown and have a golden hue,
Bananas taste the best, and are the best for you.
You can put them in a salad. You can put them in a pie - aye.
Anyway you want to eat them it's impossible to beat them.
But bananas like the climate of the very, very tropical equator.
So you should never put bananas in the refrigerator.
(and they apparently prefer fascism to communism - aye)
Great advice... and what a catchy tune, too.
Shades of Gen. Smedley Butler: "War is a Racket" and "The Plot to Seize the White House." by Jules Archer
William F. Buckley, Jr.
Rev. G.L.K. Smith
E. Howard Hunt
Wickliffe P. Draper
Philip J. Corso
Pedro A. del Valle
J. Strom Thurmond
WACL - umbrella org
NARWACL - Giesbrecht
ACL of Caribbean - Bannister/Gatlin
APACL - Colonel Claire Chennault (China Lobby with Robert Morris)
Was there any need for MK/ULTRA in Guatamala? Can't say for sure but these guys were all deeply involved.
"For America!" by Alex Constantine. (a spin-off from the old America First Committee - WW II Isolationists)
"Democracy is an attack upon God!" - Werner Naumann
Among their contacts in the United States, the Nazi "elite" could rely on the generous assistance of a well-connected patron, Pedro Del Valle, who went on to become a vice president of ITT. In 1954, Del Valle, a retired Marine Corps lieutenant general, was soundly defeated in his run for the Republican gubernatorial nomination. His campaign was spiced with public endorsements of a foaming aniti-Semitic tract, Know Your Enemy.
Twenty years later, Del Valle and ITT consultant John McCone, formerly a CIA director,
threw in to overthrow Allende in Chile's 1970 elections. ITT funnelled $350,000 into event, and when the brutal dictatorship of Pinochet was installed, the conglomerate conspired with other "conservative" companies to pirate the country's natural resources. As a hedge against the fall of the Third Reich, German industrialists had made provisions in 1944 for protecting their loot from confiscation by the U.S and England.
On the instruction of Martin Bormann, the surviving SS, soon to be known as ODESSA, established hundreds of corporations abroad, donated handsomely to extreme right-wing political candidates in the U.S. and cleared the path for the reconstruction of the Reich on foreign soil. (Looks like they chose American soil)
All of this was accomplished by chanelling the loot through a labyrinth of secret bank accounts to non-belligerent countries, and under Bormann's direction financed 750 news companies worldwide to direct the Nazi Party reconsruction. Over 100 of those companies were based in the United States. Funds materialized in the bank accounts of Germany's agents around the world. They were instructed to invest in selected businesses, propaganda mills in the U.S. and elsewhere, give legal aid to indicted Nazis, purchase out-of-the-way estates for Nazi leaders in foreign lands, and so on. These funds also supported the "rat lines," escape routes from the Allied advance set up every 40 miles along the German border. Fascist opinion in the United States was fomented by American contacts.For America, a spin-off of the America First Committee, was formed in 1954,
ran by some of the leading WW II "isolationists." One of the organization's leading lights was Colonel Robert McCormick, publisher of the Chicago Tribune.
The chairman of For America was Clarence Manion
, formerly dean of law at Notre Dame University. Manion once sat on Eisenhower's Commission on Inter-Governmental Affairs. Robert Wood, then head of Sears, Roebuck, was a blustering propagandist for the German American Bund (run by Vonsiatsky cohorts).
The stated aim of For America
was the support of political candidates sympathetic to the Nazi cause.
Three congressmen made up the recruiting arm of the organization: Burton K. Wheeler, Hamilton Fish and Howard Buffett.
(All Vonsiatsky's comrades) Fish, a Republican Party leader, had as his greatest ambition the start of a third party based on principles of National Socialism. The others were already in disrepute for involvement in "non-interventionist" America First
chapters and other enclabes of domestic Nazism during the war. "What will it take to disband this group?" asked the Atlanta Journal, "World War III?"
Confiscated Jewish assets were poured into the Nazi rebirth and turned up in the oddest places. On September 20, 1996, a half century after the fact, the Associated Press at long last noticed: "Tons of gold looted by Nazis during World War II - some of it possibly taken from the fillings in Holocaust victims' teeth - are stored in the Federal Reserve Bank of New York and the Bank of England in London. Recently declassified federal documents show that 6 tons of gold looted by Nazis are stored in the two banks, the World Jewish Congress said. The group's president has written to the two countries asking that the gold be returned to Holocaust survivors."
Subject: Maurice Gatlin and Guatemala '53 - '54
Date: Mon, 14 June 1999 08:07 AM EDT
Note: NO refers to the FBI New Orleans Field Office. References to FBI documents are from the FBI files on Maurice Brooks Gatlin, Sr., #64-29230
Gatlin entered the stage of the Guatemalan drama in May, 1953, when he arranged to meet a Guatemalan exile, Colonel Roberto Barrios y Pena at the FBI NO Field Office. The Colonel revealed the following about his personal background to the FBI:
... he participated in the October 20, 1944, revolution in Guatemala, at that time serving on the staff of the Guatemalan Army. On February 12, 1947, he resigned from the Guatemalan Army to join an anti-Communist political group which was in opposition to the existing government. He stated that in 1950 this group, known as the "Anti-Communist Force," staged small uprisings in Guatemala, all of which failed. He stated that he was presently in exile from Guatemala and that there was a price of $20,000 on his head if he returned to that country.
Colonel Barrios was the grandson of General Justo Barrios, who was president of Guatemala from 1880 to 1885. The city of Puerto Barrios, on Guatemala's Atlantic coast, was named for the General. The Colonel's anti-Communist activities were funded by dictator Rafael Trujillo of the Dominican Republic. (p. 124. Schlesinger, Stephen and Kinzer Stephen. _Bitter Fruit_. New York: Anchor Books, 1990)
Everyone else involved was a bit perplexed as to why Gatlin had chosen to involve the FBI in his introduction to the Colonel, and Barrios left angry. The Colonel had been interested in meeting with Guatemalans represented by Gatlin. After Barrios' departure, Gatlin revealed that the Colonel "planned to overthrow the government of Guatemala by force of arms, in the 'next few weeks.'" Gatlin waitied until he was certain that Barrios and his companion were gone before leaving himself.
That is how the FBI version of the meeting ends. According to a CIA document dated June 26, 1953, the following also occurred:
After leaving the FBI offices, BARRIOS and GATLIN met with a Mr. DUNBAR, who occasionally represents the United Fruit Co. in New Orleans. They asked for one million dollars from the United Fruit Co., in support of BARRIOS' intended revolutionary movement in Guatemala, but they were unsuccessful in obtaining any commitment.
BARRIOS and GATLIN visited the air base near Pontchartrain, (type of base not further identified, although it is known that there is a large naval air base on this lake), Captain DAVIS showed them two large transport planes, each of which had two 75mm. recoil-less rifles and two projectiles. DAVIS told BARRIOS that the planes were those which had been promised him and that he would make arrangements for BARRIOS to get the planes out of the United States.
Two paragraphs of this memo, addressed to the FBI, have been withheld. The source of the above version of events has not been revealed. The CIA asked the FBI for any additional information on the revolutionary activities of Barrios and the identity of Captain Davis. A notation on the FBI copy of this document states that the CIA was providing a copy to Customs, suggesting that Barrios's activities did not have the approval of the CIA.
On June 25, 1953, the FBI was contacted by a retired Army officer, whose name has been withheld for privacy reasons (referred to here as P-1). P-1 said that Gatlin had approached him with a shopping list of armaments which included three P-38 fighters and three P-51 fighters, along with ammunition. Gatlin said he was acting on behalf of an unnamed Colonel (undoubtedly, Barrios y Pena) who was planning an anti-Communist revolution in Guatemala. Gatlin asked P-1 if he knew General Claire Chennault. P-1 replied that he did, and concluded that Gatlin assumed that P-1 could obtain the weapons through Chennault. P-1 was inclined to throw Gatlin out of his office, but decided to play along to learn what Gatlin was up to. Gatlin offered P-1 oil and mineral concessions in Guatemala after the revolution. Gatlin proposed to introduce P-1 to the Colonel, and P-1 asked the FBI whether he should go ahead with the meeting. Unfortunately, the Bureau of Customs had jurisdiction over Neutrality Act cases. NO had to contact the Bureau in Washington to get permission to hand P-1 over to Customs. The permission was obtained, but nothing substantial came of the Customs investigation, possibly because of the clumsiness of the hand over of P-1 to Customs. One person, name withheld, mentioned in connection with the scheme, was described by Customs as a known gun-runner who had taken weapons to Cuba.
Gatlin attempted to draft the FBI directly into Colonel Barrios' anti-Communist crusade. On January 13, 1954, "GATLIN stated he was requesting the FBI to offer the services of its Laboratory to make 100 twelve inch long playing records of Col. PENA's speeches for distribution throughout Guatemala to 'aid the fight.'" Gatlin estimated the cost to the Bureau to be about six hundred dollars. "The jurisdiction of the FBI was carefully pointed out to GATLIN and he was informed that such a request appeared to be entirely divorced from the purposes and aims of this organization. GATLIN replied that 'being faced with an enemy in its own backyard' the FBI should not consider matters like jurisdiction. At his continued insistence, he was advised that his request would be made known to this Bureau but that he should expect no favorable action to be taken. No further action re this matter is contemplated by this office."
On March 3, 1954, Gatlin requested a short-wave transmitter from the FBI to permit Barrios to communicate with his contacts in Central America. He did not want to deal with the FCC, because it was "infiltrated with a bunch of Communists." Gatlin also provided the FBI with a mass of information and supposition about Latin American affairs. "At this point, it was pointed out to Gatlin that all the information furnished by him concerning Latin American countries was under the jurisdiction of the Central Intelligence Agency and/or the State Department. He stated that he did not care to deal with the Central Intelligence Agency because as far as he was concerned, they were on probation, and that their predecessor, OSS, was thoroughly infiltrated by Communists." The NO office made the following evaluation:
In summary, it may be stated that Gatlin is prone to distort information and report as fact his own conclusions. His modus operandi is to telephone this office and state as a fact such conclusions and then decline to furnish specifics on the telephone or come to the office for interview. When agents thereafter contact him in his office it is invariably found that the information upon which his conclusions were based either does not support the conclusion or is not susceptible to independent verification. He is an egotistical individual who fancies himself to be an expert on Latin American affairs and he characterizes himself as the "unofficial ambassador" to Guatemala. Discreet inquiries concerning his reliability merely reflect he is untrustworthy, sly, shrewd and unscrupulous, but the fact remains that he is member in good standing of the Louisiana Bar and is a practicing attorney. The New Orleans Office in the future intends to refer GATLIN to the Central Intelligence Agency representative, with whom he is acquainted and to whom he has furnished some information. Every effort will be made to avoid contacts with him, but it is expected he will continue to call this office as in the past.
Besides, agents had noticed "loose wires" in Gatlin's office and home, raising the alarming possibility that Gatlin was recording his conversations with Hoover's boys.
The Bureau in Washington agreed with NO's decision to avoid contact with Maurice. "Under no circumstances should Gatlin be interviewed at his home, office, via telephone, or any other situation where he might possibly make recordings..." (Does the Bureau's horror of being recorded suggest the FBI records may not accurately reflect everything said during an interview?)
The Bureau's refusal to provide material assistance, and other slights, prompted Gatlin to prepare and distribute a petulantly toned "final report," dated March 11. "We have been able to accurately forecast well in advance every event of major importance in the Caribbean area," Gatlin modestly claimed. Gatlin seemed to single out the FBI for particular scorn:
Example: Agency "X" refused to consider certain vital information because they have no "jurisdiction" over it. (Our belief is that every American has "jurisdiction" concerning the welfare of our country.)
Example: At least three agents had no knowledge that a Conference was to be held at Caracas, and had only a hazy idea of where Caracas is. One agent thought that Costa Rica was the Capital of Puerto Rico; another had never heard of Ciudad Truxillo.
Another copy of Gatlin's "final report" was provided to the FBI by Victor A. Johnston, director of the National Republican Senatorial Committee. Johnston had obtained the report from an "old friend" in Houston.
Gatlin was well informed about the corporate sponsors (withheld) of Castillo Armas, and claimed to have met him in New Orleans in 1954 before the uprising. Gatlin provided John Moors Cabot, Assistant Secretary of State, with the following sage observations in a letter dated November 27, 1953:
You are further advised that I know, from the same source, the hour of the day, but not the exact dates (but between stated dates) that an invasion attempt will be made, and the location of the two points where the invasion will be made. This particular invasion, incidentally will be of great detriment to our country, regardless of whether it is sucessful or not. If not sucessful, the people will lose all hope of deliverance; if successful, the people will know that is was backed by certain financial interests in this country, and they will be further alienated from us.
Now Mr. Secretary, you have served in the nation involved, and you know the character of the people as I do. They have been conditioned to hate us, but if we understand them and concede their equality, and if we let the change that is an absolute necessity be made strictly by them, they can become a valuable ally, rather than a transcontinental barrier conxxxxxed by our enemy as they now are.
History records that Gatlin's advice was ignored.
Colonel Barrios y Pena's role in the June 1954 uprising included firing off a letter from New Orleans to President Arbenz. The letter, dated May 18, warned Arbenz that he did not have the "right to take the country to civil war. If you survive, the spilled blood will fall on you and your family." The Colonel made the letter public in New Orleans on June 19, 1954, while the uprising was still in progress. Barrios y Pena had no comment to questions about whether he favored the sucess of Castillo Armas or whether he felt that Castillo Armas had "the welfare of the people of Guatemala at heart."
(New Orleans Times Picayune; June 20, 1954; p. 2)
The Colonel left New Orleans to return to Guatemala on November 15, 1954. Gatlin announced that the Colonel's new role would be "good-will ambassador ... to promote solidarity of the Western Hemisphere against Communism." Barrios y Pena left a cache of documents behind with Gatlin. "These documents will prove the activities in favor of international communism of many of the well-known figures of our hemisphere."
(New Orleans Times Picayune; Nov 16, 1954; p. 11)
In September of 1954, the FBI received word from an INS investigator that Gatlin was claiming authorship of a speech placed in the Congressional Record on August 18 by Louisiana Congressman George S. Long. Long was the dentist brother of the more famous Huey and Earl Long. Gatlin purportedly passed the speech to Long through a third party. The speech touched on the recent events in Guatemala and offered fulsome praise for Colonel Barrios Pena, "a man of such background, vision and patriotism as to be an asset to all upon whom he bestows his talent and understanding."
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Edited by John Bevilaqua, 27 May 2009 - 05:49 PM.