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  1. Hi Paul, Few days ago, Marc Gendron leaves me a message on Facebook saying that you would like some infos. Marc, I apologize for not going regularly on FB and thanks for the message. If you want to read in lenght about the last developments about the Bloomfield Archives situation, you can read this december 2010 newspaper piece at: http://www.lapresse.ca/actualites/justice-et-affaires-criminelles/201012/05/01-4349483-de-lassassinat-de-jfk-au-secret-professionnel-des-avocats.php It is in French, but Google Translate should give you a good English version of it. To resume the situation, after a first court procedure were the judge orders Library and Archives Canada (LAC) to respect Bloomfield's will to make his archives public 25 years after his death, LAC complied to this judgment but made an exception for document that they consider being under an atttorney-client privilege. For those documents, LAC decide, first, to use a 50 years restriction from the date when the document where created, then decided in 2010 that those documents should be kept secret forever. In 2010, I did contest this decision, first in Federal Court then in Federal Appeal Court. The panel of 3 judges (who never ever look at any of those documents) took LAC's word that those documents were of private nature even if many of them where letters from lawyer Louis Bloomfield writing as a stockholder of Permindex and to his associates, something that is not covered by attorney-client secret. Since LAC 's lawyers told the Appeal Court that the Canadian Bar was to be consulted and that new guidelines will be created about lawyers' archives, the appeal court dismissed my request and let LAC keep under lock the Bloomfield's letters pertaining to Permindex. The timing of those procedures and decisions, allow me in 2009-2010 to gain access to binded bookletters containing correspondance about Permindex dated up to the end of 1960. From those books I have reproduced the letters that I have posted in my blog at: http://somesecretsforyou.blogspot.ca/ and that showed that : 1- George Mantello was a 33rd degree Freemason; 2- Mantello was the true boss at Permindex; 3- Louis Bloomfield appears to have been an administrative lawyer in Montreal, often in conflict with Mantello, and that seeing Bloomfield as the engineer of the JFK assassination is exagerated. The 1959-1960 letters also established links between Permindex, Baron Edmund de Rothschild and David Rockfeller. More importantly, this last link between Permindex and Rockfeller was in the person of Ferenc Nagy, a known CIA asset, and gave to Permindex all the appearance of a CIA's branch of the Gladio network. So the 1959-1960 Bloomfield archives gave substance to the notion that Rome's Permindex was in 1960 related to the CIA via Ferenc Nagy. Now the real question was to know what relation Bloomfield's Permindex had with Clay Shaw. I didn't found any trace of Clay Shaw in letters from 1959-1960, but guessed that Shaw would have been in contact with Permindex mainly between 1961-1963. Unfortunately, when, between 2011 and 2013, I tried to gain access to the Bloomfield letters dating from 1961 to 1963, LAC decided to keep secret those documents past the 50 years restriction while it was reviewing its politic with the Canadian Bar. Thus, to resume, I consider having published the most relevant available documents from the Bloomfield archives and having made two demonstrations: That Permindex which involved peoples likes E. Rothchild and D. Rockfeller was related by Ferenc Nagy to the CIA-BlackOps in Europe; That Louis Bloomfield wasn't the grand architect of JFK assassination as described in the Torbitt and Dope Inc. That is that even if he was, from Montreal, an administrative and financial actor of Permindex, he had really no control over G. Mantello's actions and any Gladio op. Perhaps Bloomfield knew what kind of black-ops was running Mantello and Nagy via Rome, but he really didn't seem to call the shots. This last view was criticized by some participants from Education Forum who believed very hard in the Torbitt and Dope Inc version. Unfortunately, the big “Bloomfield Architect of JFK Assassination” theory doesn't hold scrutiny. But even if I dismiss the “Bloomfield dunnit” theory, the Bloomfield archives are solid evidences that we are living in a world where high level conspirators from around the planet work together to create and finance fronts such as Permindex. Now the question is: Are the secret documents from 1961 to 1963 may show relations between Rome Permindex and Clay Shaw? Personaly, I would like to fight again to try to gain access to those files. But to engage in another legal battle on this, I would need financial resources that I don't have now. To tell you the truth, when I lost before the court of appeal, I was very lucky that the Court and LAC consider that my legal request made LAC aware of a pertinent archival question (i.e.: treatment of lawyers's donation), otherwise I would have been ordered to pay a few thousands dollars to cover LAC's legal expenses. With this experience in mind, I consider that I shouldn't engage again in this kind of procedure except if I can put aside a few K$ to cover those expenditures and lost of incomes from other activities. (If you're interested to contribute, I can give you my Paypal address... ) Regards,
  2. Yes, let us blame the Italians. They make a handy scapegoat. Raymond, You're so quick on your gun... You would have made a good shooter in Dealy Plaza! Re-read my post slowly. There is no Italians involved in it. E. Hunt's confession named an American, William Harvey, based in Italy as CIA chief of Rome station. Ferenc Nagy is an Hungarian exiled to the US. And even if Giorgio and Enrico Mantello seem to be Italians, they were originally Hungarians and their real name is Mandel. I'm speaking about a CIA operation in Italy, but I'm blaming no Italians. Capiche?
  3. Since April 2010, I have posted on this forum documents that I have unearthed from the Louis M. Bloomfield Archives held by Library and Archives Canada (LAC). Those documents dealing with Permindex were posted under a “Louis Mortimer Bloomfield” thread (Louis M. Bloomfield thread) that was started in 2006 at a time were I shared with members of The Education Forum the news relating to the legal battle I engaged with LAC and the Canadian government in order to make the Louis M. Bloomfield opened. Today, I’m starting this new Bloomfield, Permindex and the CIA thread because I believe that the JFK assassination researchers should take a new look at the Permindex issue under the enlightening information contained in the E. Howard Hunt death bed confession. At a first level, Hunt’s confession pointed a finger at President Johnson and Cord Meyer, but what may be the more interesting piece of information from Hunt is his description of the operational aspect of the JFK conspiracy, in which he implicated William Harvey, who in 1963 was Chief of CIA station in Rome, the city where Permindex and Centro Mondiale Commerciale (CMC) were located. E. Howard Hunt, who also specified that Bill Harvey organized the assassination from Rome and hired Corsican sharpshooters, was thus giving us an important missing link necessary to understand how an Italian corporation as Permindex could be related to the JFK conspiracy. As of now, only Clay Shaw could be related to this Italian company since he was a member of CMC directorship. Documents found in the Bloomfield Archives gave us more details on the structure and leadership of Permindex. For instance, they show that Ferenc Nagy was the active leader of Permindex and, in 1960, was making contact with David Rockefeller in order to develop the New York City’s World Trade Center on the model of the CMC. When we combine the E. H. Hunt’s revelation, the information form the Bloomfield archives and some little known documents released by NARA under the JFK documents program, we start to sketch a coherent picture in which the JFK assassination seems to be carried by (rogue?) members of the CIA using Permindex as part of the Italian Gladio network put in place to combat Soviet Communism. What is the most convincing document indicating that Permindex was put at CIA’s disposition is a Central Intelligence Agency memo addressed to the HSCA and declassified in the mid-1990; a document that doesn’t seem to have been published anywhere yet and that I found on the fantastic Marry Ferrel website. This CIA’s memo dated 3/24/67 (that I reproduced in the text below) flatly states: “NAGY, Ferenc, (…) was a cleared contact of the International Organizations Division. His 201 file contains a number of references to his association with the World Trade Center.” And: “The attached documents are related to an investigation of Permindex initiated in 1959. This was the result of a query from NAGY asking if CIA would be interested in using Permindex in some capacity. The documents did not indicate whether or not CIA decided to use Permindex.” It is hard to believe that the CIA, engaged in an epic battle to counter Communism in Italy, and active in organizing its Gladio network, would say no to "a query from NAGY asking if CIA would be interested in using Permindex in some capacity". Following is the last post I have published on my blog at Some Secrets for You and that discuss the Ferenc Nagy-CIA-Permindex links. The previous post exposed a Louis Bloomfield’s letter indicating that Nagy and Bloomfield were in discussion with David Rockefeller to create the New York City’s World Trade Center on the model of Permindex and the Centro Mondiale Commerciale. From what I know (and I would appreciate if you have other info on this subject), it is the first time that Rockefeller is linked to Nagy and Permindex, and through them to the CIA. Your comments and views on this topic are welcome. ====================================================================================== THE PERMINDEX-CIA LINK II PART 2: FERENC NAGY: THE CIA MAN IN PERMNDEX Who is really this Dr. Ferenc Nagy that exercised a leadership position in Permindex? The fact is that this little known individual was an international figure which is recognized to have played a major role on the international scene. In 1946, after the war, Ferenc Nagy was elected Prime Minister of Hungary in this country first democratic election. At the same time, he also acted as Hungarian Minister of Defence. Opposed to Communism, he was forced to resign his position after his 5 years old son was kidnapped, and immigrated to the United States. Shortly after his arrival in the US, Nagy co-wrote an essay on his political career, titled The Struggle behind the Iron Curtain that was published by MacMillan in 1948. Royalties from this book help him buy a 130 acres farm in Herndon, Virginia. Those acreages of land, situated West of Washington D.C., gain significantly in value in 1958 when the Eisenhower administration choose to establish what is now Dulles International Airport just West of Herndon. In Washington, Nagy kept important ties with the US government and the CIA during the Cold War. In 1956, Nagy and the CIA were accused by the Soviets of being behind the Hungarian uprising. A November 8th 1956 New York Times dispatch reported: “Soviet propaganda outlets reported today that the uprising in Hungary has been financed by the Western Powers and that advance plans had been approved by the "highest circles" in the United States. (…) The allegation of outside planning and support for the uprising against the Hungarian government was contained in a report from Vienna broadcast by the Moscow radio tonight. This named Ferenc Nagy, former Hungarian premier and [international] Peasant Union leader ..., as the key figure in the supposed plot against the regime. The report said that Mr. Nagy met with Hungarian emigres in Munich "not long before the beginning of the rebellion in Hungary." He was alleged to have told them that he had just come from the United States where plans for the revolt had been "agreed upon in the highest circles." Mr. Nagy is also alleged to have worked out plans for supporting the revolt with arms and supplies in agreement with "American Organizations." Such activities are the reason why Nagy was described as “a long-time asset of CIA Deputy Director of Plans, Frank Wisner”, who in 1956 pressured President Eisenhower to intervene in Hungary after URSS intervention. Wisner was the creator of a CIA’s organization that concentrated on "propaganda, economic warfare; preventive direct action, including sabotage, anti-sabotage, demolition and evacuation measures; subversion against hostile states, including assistance to underground resistance groups, and support of indigenous anti-Communist elements in threatened countries of the free world." In the 1990s, those kinds of activities will be revealed of being part of the NATO “Stay Behind” operation, after Italian authorities discovered the existence of the Gladio network in this country. Oddly enough, Permindex was incorporated in Basle in 1956, the same year when Ferenc Nagy travelled to Germany and Switzerland on the eve of the Hungarian uprising. It is certainly not by pure chance that Nagy, Wisner CIA’s asset, choose this busy period of his life to become one of Permindex’s directors. In all evidence, Nagy proximity with the CIA and the fact that at the same time he associated with Permindex is enough to let us conclude that Permindex was related to Wisner’s anti-Communist crusade, in as much that it was directed by Nagy, one of CIA’s important collaborators in its anti-Soviet operations. Also, the facts that the Italian Gladio network was revealed to be coupled with the P2 freemasonic lodge and that Bloomfield described Permindex’s George Mantello as a 33rd degree Freemason, tend to indicate that Permindex may be intricated with the CIA’s Italian Gladio network. But, if we need a more official and explicite proof of the Nagy-Permindex-CIA linkage we can found it in writing in a CIA document transmitted to the House Select Committee on Assassination (HSCA) and released by the US National Archives in the middle of the 1990’s. This CIA’s memo dated 3/24/67 indicated that: “NAGY, Ferenc, (…) was a cleared contact of the International Organizations Division. His 201 file (i.e. its CIA personal file) contains a number of references to his association with the World Trade Center.” The memo concluded on those words: “The attached documents are related to an investigation of Permindex initiated in 1959. This was the result of a query from NAGY asking if CIA would be interested in using Permindex in some capacity. The documents did not indicate whether or not CIA decided to use Permindex.” (Source for this document: the Mary Ferrel Foundation Web site at : Marry Ferrel website. See also Clay Shaw doc ) that make reference to this document and also states that Hunter Leake was the CIA’s contact with Clay Shaw and that “Shaw was official source contacted on 30 occasions between 1949 and 1956.”) It is hard to believe that the CIA, engaged in an epic battle to counter Communism in Italy, and active in organizing its Gladio network, would say no to "a query from NAGY asking if CIA would be interested in using Permindex in some capacity". Most probably, "The documents did not indicate whether or not CIA decided to use Permindex” because the answer was to obvious! After the failure of the Hungarian uprising, Nagy became active in other CIA anti-communist projects, particularly those concerning Latin America and Cuba. Nagy eventually moved to Dallas, Texas where he was residing in 1963, allegedly engaged in anti-Castro activities. It is worth keeping in mind that Frank Wisner, Ferenc Nagy’s CIA controller, was the superior of William Harvey and Cord Meyer, two of the CIA men that were implicated in the JFK assassination by CIA officer E. Howard Hunt in his death bed confession. In 1962, Bill Harvey, after an important conflict with the Kennedys, was exiled to Italy where he became Chief of Station in Rome. According to Hunt, Harvey organized JFK’s assassination from Rome and recruited Corsican sharpshooters to accomplish the President execution. To further document the relationship between Nagy-Permindex and the JFK assassination, it is also important to know that Ferenc Nagy was identified as someone that had visited Guy Banister's detective office in New Orleans by Bannister's secretary. The private eye was an ex-FBI agent that was directing anti-Castro activities in Louisiana and was related to Lee Harvey Oswald and Clay Shaw. In conclusion, what we now learn from documents of the Bloomfield Archives is that Dr. Nagy was the initiator of contacts with David Rockefeller at the beginning of year 1960, and that Rockefeller did collaborate with Permindex and CMC in order to speed up the development of his World Trade Center organization. The facts 1) that the Bloomfield letters show Nagy, the CIA “cleared contact”, as an autonomous Permindex decision maker in this relation with such important personality as David Rockefeller; and 2) that the ex-Hungarian did offer the Central Intelligence Agency to use Permindex in 1959, tend to demonstrate that Nagy was in command of Permindex and willing to use it to fulfil CIA’s objectives, or those of rogue CIA’s officers like William Harvey. Thus, if we give credence to E. Howard Hunt’s confession to the effect that Bill Harvey planned the JFK assassination from Rome, the connexion between Clay Shaw and the Roman CMC become of the utmost interest. According to some reports, Clay Shaw, the New Orleans businessman who was in contact with Lee Harvey Oswald and who was accused by Jim Garrison of conspiracy in the JFK assassination, only joined Rome CMC’s directorship in 1962. There is a strong probability that documents from the Bloomfield Archives dating from years 1961 to 1963 can clarify the circumstances in which Shaw joined CMC and Permindex. But we won’t know before a few years if the Louis Bloomfield Archives contain such information, that because Library and Archives Canada (LAC) --against its donator’s will-- is actually keeping secret the Permindex documents that are less than 50 years old, on pretext that they contain information that are protected by a client-attorney privilege. This pretext seems quite frivolous when we consider that the above Bloomfield’s letter to Dr. Imfeld was kept secret until 2010 for this same reason. Yet, this letter was sent in Carbon copies (CC) to two other correspondents, and even by a blind CC, that is by hiding to Dr. Imfeld that a secret correspondent was copied on the letter. Furthermore, Dr. Imfeld wasn’t lawyer Bloomfield’s client but one of his associates in Permindex, and Canadian jurisprudence is clear on the effect that documents from a lawyer acting as a company’s associate or manager aren’t protected by professional secret. That any competent archivist could declare such a letter covered by an attorney-client secret is nonsense. The poor judgement that is at the origin of LAC’s decision to keep secret an important part of the Bloomfield Archives, that could contain information on the activities of Permindex, Ferenc Nagy, and Clay Shaw in years 1961 to 1963, is depriving the world of important information about the JFK assassination. Just as the Louis Bloomfield Archives —for the first time—documented the relation between Ferenc Nagy’s Permindex and David Rockfeller’s WTC, the other Bloomfield documents kept secret by Library and Archives Canada —against their donator’s will— may well contain exclusive information on the relationship between Ferenc Nagy, Clay Shaw and Permindex. The JFK assassination being definitely one of the most important historic events of the Twentieth Century, it is deplorable that a national historical institution like Library and Archives Canada locks its doors on such documents.
  4. For those of you interested by Permindex's involvement in the JFK assassination, I want to let you know that I have just published a new entry on my blog about the Bloomfield Archives. This entry titled: THE PERMINDEX-CIA LINK is a two parts series in which we will see that : 1- Ferenc Nagy and Louis Bloomfield had contacts with David Rockfeller and that Rome's Permindex and Centro Mondiale Commerciale where involved in the developpment of NYC World Trade Center. 2- That Nagy was a Central Intelligence Agency contact and that he did offer the CIA to use Permindex. Altogether the two parts of this entry tend to suggest that Permindex was part of the Gladio "Stay-Behind" operation conducted by CIA's Deputy Director of Plans Frank Wisner and by its deputy William Harvey who was Chief of Station in Rome at the time of the JFK assassination. Harvey is one of the two CIA officers that was named as responsible of the JFK plot by E. Howard Hunt in his deathbed confession.. Below, I reproduce only a portion of my blog and the more relevant document. You can read the whole text and view the documents at: somesecretsforyou.blogspot.com ======================================== THE PERMINDEX-CIA LINK PART 1: PERMINDEX’S FERENC NAGY MEETS DAVID ROCKFELLER After Jim Garrison charged Clay Shaw, director of the New Orleans International Trade Mart, of conspiracy in the JFK assassination, and following revelation that Shaw was one of the directors of Rome Centro Mondiale Commerciale (CMC), many observers tried to find out what was the relation between Shaw’s International Trade Mart and CMC--Permindex’s mother corporation. Furthermore, since Centro Mondiale Commerciale translated in English as “World Trade Center”, many were wondering if there was any link between Permindex and the World Trade Center organization, which most prominent establishment was the New York City’s WTC, David Rockfeller’s creation. Such a connection between David Rockfeller’s WTC and Permindex would be significant because it would link the shadowy Permindex, this mysterious international corporation which did vanish in thin air after JFK assassination, to the Rockefeller’s omnipotent organization composed of institutions such as the Council on Foreign Relations, the Trilateral Commission and the Bilderberg Group, entities who, far from disappearing since the Sixties, now seem to control the world’s politic, not to say the world itself. Remember also that, even if “World Trade Center” is today a commonly known appellation and even if there is now more than 300 WTCs established around the planet, the concept of the “World Trade Center” was something unheard of in 1960. For instance, Clay Shaw’s organization in New Orleans was an “International Trade Mart” and in the Sixties was complementary to an “International House” with which it merged only in 1985 to form a WTC. Interestly enough, the Louis M. Bloomfield Archives, hold by Library and Archives Canada in Ottawa, contain some documents proving that Roman CMC was the inspiration for the WTC concept and that a relation existed between Permindex and David Rockefeller. Furthermore, those documents show that Ferenc Nagy, a former Hungarian Prime Minister who had strong contacts with the CIA, was the direct liaison between Permindex and Rockefeller. In a February 4th, 1960 letter, Louis Bloomfield wrote from its Montreal law office to Dr Ernest Wolf, a Permindex’s directors residing in Basle, Switzerland: “You’ll be pleased to hear that David Rockefeller had a meeting yesterday with Dr Nagy, which I was unable to attend on account of my present physical condition. It was a great success. Mr. Rockefeller pointed out that it may take considerable time before his own project is realized and suggested immediate collaboration the form of which I shall discuss with Mr. Rockefeller on my meeting with him in a week or so, when I am better able to travel. In the meantime, Mr. Rockefeller contacted the Chairman of the New York Port Authority, which is the principal mover of the scheme for New York and which is a multi-billion dollar independent concern, to start technical discussions on collaboration.”
  5. Hi, I want to let you know that I have just published another entry on my blog about the Bloomfield Archives. Even if the overall content of this entry tend to discredit the notion that Louis Bloomfield was Permindex superior master, there is some new information about one of Permindex associates that will interest many of you. I reproduce only this portion of my text here. You can read the whole text and view the documents at: http://somesecretsforyou.blogspot.com/ =============================================== A NAZI COLLABORATOR INSIDE PERMINDEX Bloomfield, who acted as representative of clients having invested in the capital of the Italian Permindex company, seems genuinely anxious that this capital was not engulfed in the failure of the previous Parkhof Swiss project. His concerns are echoed few weeks later, in a January 13th, 1960 letter to Dr E. W. Imfeld, a Swiss lawyer that had relations with SS having loot goods from Jews during the war. Indeed, Dr Imfeld was a very strange associate for Bloomfield, who was himself an ardent Sionist. In its final Report, the 1996 Swiss Independant Commission of Experts to investigate Switzerland’s role in the Nazi period did identify Dr Ernst W. Imfeld as an associate of SS Friedrich Kadgien, a lawyer at the Nazi Public Economy Department during the Second World War. According to the report, “Kadgien had been heavily involved un criminal methods for acquiring currency, securities and diamonds stolen from Jewish victims playing a major role. (…) Kadgien and his colleagues had certainly put aside assets, and were able as early as 1947/1948 to set up a company using Swiss middlemen, thus preparing the way for their departure to South America soon afterwards. Imhauka AG, whose name records the initials of its three founders – Imfeld, Haupt, Kadgien—set up its domicile in Sarnen, in Central Switzerland (…) A Zurich lawyer, Dr. Ernst Imfeld, who had worked for Petrola during the war, ran the business from Zurich, while the Germans involve moved to Bogotà and Rio de Janeiro.” (References: Report, the 1996 Swiss Independant Commission of Experts to investigate Switzerland’s role in the Nazi period and Dodis (Diplomatische Dokumente des Schweiz) )
  6. Terry, I think Maurice is arguing that Bloomfield himself, knowing of such accusations, ordered his papers released and open to the public so that it can be shown that he was not the Mastermind of the Dealey Plaza Operation. I think it is a great approach though for some reason I think the beauracrats are too pigheaded to understand that. While the eventual release of the Bloomfield papers may exonerate him, it wouldn't do the same for the British Oligarchy, as they've done more dastardly deeds in the past. BK Bill, Let's see if I understand. Major Louis Mortimer Bloomfield knowing that he has been "linked" with the JFK assassination waits for his death some 21 years after the murder of Kennedy to donate his papers McGill University (??) where they sit for another 22-23 years waiting for some "researcher" to prove that he had nothing to do with the Kennedy murder? You might want to lay off the conspiracy books Terry, Please,before being sarcastic, re-read everything I've posted on the Bloomfield Archives, because the fact that you mentionned McGill University show that you don't possess the basic facts on this subject. As for FBI Division Five, except for the Torbitt manuscript, do you have any documentary evidence 1- that Division Five exists, 2- That Bloomfield is part of it. I've read everything on Bloomfield, from Flammonde to Torbitt and Dope Inc and every issue of Executive Intelligence Review, and even Michael Piper (by the way, if you want to read everything about Bloomfield, you should also look at Bomb in the Basement by Michael Karpin, there is something there that Piper would surely put in a next edition of Final Judgment). After I have published my book (De Dallas à Montréal), I have once met Jeffrey Steinberg, author of Dope Inc and EIR editor, in Montreal, and looked at everything EIR had on Bloomfield. All of that is quite interesting, but the part about Bloomfield as the "assassination engineer" is a false conclusion based on incomplete facts. For my part, I'm just trying to complete the facts. But please, Terry, make the intellectual effort to discriminate between facts and conclusions. Terry, look again at the Bloomfield documents that I have published and try seriously to say that Bloomfield is in full control of Permindex. Obviously, he is not.
  7. Hi Terry, Garrison and French Intelligence may be 100% right about Clay Shaw and Permindex, but the case against Louis Bloomfield seems to be an extrapolation on the basis that he was Permindex major shareholder. According to the archives, he was holding the shares, but Georges Mantello was directing all shots. So, instead of seeing Bloomfield as the mythological engineer of the crime of the century, I think searchers and historians should investigate Permindex as an organisation and look at all its ramifications. And this will point to others, such as Mantello, that may have play a more significant part than Bloomfield.
  8. Hi, For the few of you that it may interest, I have just add an entry to my blog about the Bloomfield Archives. This last entry have for title: THE PERMINDEX PAPERS IV FREEMASON GEORGES MANTELLO'S MONOPOLY MONEY Since this topic doesn't seems to be read by many of the Education Forum members, I won't use this Forum space to reproduced my entry in extenso but will just let you the link to my blog for those interested: Some secrets for you. Here one of the documents that I made public today.
  9. Hi, Here is the text of my last post about the Bloomfield Archive. It is a long one with eight pictures of documents. I'm reproducing the most interesting document below, but you can see the others at: Some Secrets for You ==================================================== THE PERMINDEX PAPERS III THE INTERNATIONAL REAL ESTATE DEAL In the previous post, we have seen four Permindex documents originating from the Bloomfield Archives kept at Library and Archives Canada (LAC). They allowed us to learn that Montreal attorney Stanley Vineberg, from the Phillips, Bloomfield, Vineberg and Goodman law office, and French bankers Edmund Rothschild and François Pereire were participants in one of the earliest Permindex real estate deal that took place in 1959. The next series of Permindex papers reproduced below will help us understand the nature of this secretive organisation and the part that each actor was playing in it. Principally, they demonstrate that, at least in one Permindex 1959 real estate deal, Montreal lawyer Stanley Vineberg played a prominent role and was consulted by his law associate Louis Bloomfield at every stage of the transaction. The documents also allow us to understand that, in 1959, Georges Mantello, a 33rd degree Freemason, was using Permindex to mount financial transactions. In the real estate deal referred to in those documents, Mantello appears as a realtor whose function is to find buyers for a property sold by Countess Calvi who is represented by Carlo d’Amelio, an Italian count who is also acting as president for Centro Mondiale Comerciale, Permindex’s parent corporation. For his part, Louis Bloomfield appears to be the representative of a syndicate of buyers ready to pay to take possession of the Countess Calvi’s property. For those buyers, the main interest was to invest in real estate whose value was supposed to skyrocket, but, as we will see later, those buyers didn’t acquire lot of land but shares in Permindex or in others corporation like the Panamean Marina Reale corporation, that were the registered owners of the properties. It is interesting to note that some of those documents, like the three next cables sent by Louis Bloomfield to Georges Mantello between April 6 and April 10 1959, put together and viewed with other brusque letters in the archives, allow us to understand that the communications between the Canadian lawyer Bloomfield and Georges Mantello, the Italian Permindex’s director, aren’t perfect and that their relations are a little tense. Again, this knowledge tends to make us review the fast and too hurried conclusion, made by some authors, of seeing lawyer Louis Bloomfield as the supreme head of Permindex, and thus as the engineer of the JFK assassination; a line of thought that have for starting hypothesis the assumption that Permindex is somehow related to this historical crime. Remember that those, in JFK assassination literature, who view Bloomfield as a potential participant in the Dallas conspiracy, have done so because he was described as the “main shareholder of Permindex for parties unknown”. The first cable, dated April 6 1959, by itself seems innocuous. Its only contains a line with the question: “When are you coming?”, and an imperative demand: “Cable immediately!” But, and it will become evident in view of other documents, this communication is a sign of the impatience and irritation that Bloomfield resent toward Mantello. We don’t know exactly what answer Bloomfield received from Mantello because the part of the Bloomfield Archives containing most of the Permindex documents consists of books of outgoing correspondence from the Montreal lawyer to his correspondents. But the next day, on April 7, 1959, Bloomfield cabled Mantello his instructions. In clear, Bloomfield asked Mantello to transfer his participation of 100 000 $ in the real estate deal to the account of Stanley Vineberg at Montreal Royal bank. When this amount will be received, Bloomfield, through the Royal Bank, will cable a total of 350 000$ to the Bank Lavoro in Roma as a deposit for the payment to be made at the conclusion of the deal. Then, three days later, on April 10, Bloomfield, who probably had receive the money, sent a direct message to Mantello, telling the Italian director that he didn’t respect his promise of cabling some documents for examination prior to Mantello visit to Miami, the following week. This information about a Miami meeting is quite intriguing. After learning in previous cables that Bloomfield and Mantello projected a trip to Venezuela related to Permindex, we now discover that, in order to complete the Permindex deal, they considered going to Florida. Further cables will teach us the reason of this trip. Bloomfield had to be patient with the Italian director, because his archives only shows echoes of their dealing 17 days later on April 27. At that date, Bloomfield sent a cable and a letter to his law associate Stanley Vineberg who is in Miami Beach on the Don Quixote boat. In the cable, Bloomfield announced that the Mantellos (Georges and his son Enrique) and Carlo d’Amelio will arrive Friday night, the first of May; then he asked Vineberg if he can meet them in New York. To his letter, Bloomfield joined a copy of a Contract of Sale. Since it is a normal occurrence for Canadian businessmen to spend part of the cold winter in Florida, and since some Montreal newspapers mentioned that Stanley Vineberg was doing so in 1959, we can deduct that the Miami trip had for primary purpose a meeting with him. But, the fact that both Bloomfield and Mantello would consider such a displacement in relation to the Permindex real estate deal, reveal that Vineberg was playing a prominent part in this business. Stanley Vineberg’s importance is confirmed in the following May 8th letter from Louis Bloomfield to Carlo d’Amelio in which Bloomfield wrote that “Mr Vineberg and I will make arrangement to come to Rome toward the end of this month in order to work out a physical division of the property mutually satisfactory to both parties.” Five days later, on May 13th, 1959, another letter from the same correspondents confirms that Louis Bloomfield had to consult Stanley Vineberg on details of the real estate deal such as the bank to use in the money transfer. In all evidence, the transfer of money was done and real estate deal that was the object of the above communications was closed; at least, for a few months the Bloomfield Archives contain no document referring to this deal. Then, in July 17th we find echoes of the Venezuelan project for which Bloomfield and Mantello were contemplating a trip to South America. In a July 17th letter, Bloomfield ask Mantello if he should form a Canadian corporation that should issue debentures for an amount of 26 millions Bolivars. And ask: “When are we going to Venezuela?” For those who think that this new project and future trip is a sign of good relationship between Bloomfield and Mantello, the next document will prove that the honeymoon, if there was one, wasn’t very long. We have no trace of an actual trip to Venezuela, but three months later a Bloomfield letter to Joseph Slifka, a New York businessman, shows that the Montreal lawyer and the Italian Freemason had a serious confrontation. In this October 20th. 1959 letter, Bloomfield relate: “I still have not recovered from the shock of your telephone conversation today when you told me that I should have arranged to see that the cheque which you issued to Mantello personally was made out to the Banco Nazionale del Lavoro.” “To refresh your memory, Bernard (Bloomfield) was in the room at the time, I completely lost my temper with Mantello and wanted to walk out of the room when he refused to treat the affair in an orderly manner and have the cheques made out to the bank.” Reading about such friction between Bloomfield and Mantello, Permindex’s Italian director, really made one doubt that the Montreal lawyer was in control of Permindex. Thus, even if we accept the possibility that this company was used to finance the JFK assassination, we should consider that others then Bloomfield were the true controllers behind the shadowy firm. Again, such findings make us understand the reasons why Louis Bloomfield, whose name was associated with Permindex and the JFK assassination in literature published first in 1968 and most largely in 1978, gave his archives to what was then named the Canadian Public Archives. They also make us understand how much Library and Archives Canada, who still refuse to open part of Bloomfield Archives against its donator’s will, is making itself an obstacle to the knowledge of historical truth and to the reestablishment of Louis Bloomfield’s reputation. (To be continued.)
  10. Hi, For those interested by the Permindex history, here is the text of my last entry on my blog at: http://somesecretsforyou.blogspot.com/. This entry have for title: THE UNKNOWN PERMINDEX STORY : CANADIAN ATTORNEYS, VENEZULEAN CORPORATION AND FRENCH ROTHSCHILD and his showing that both Stanley Vineberg, from the Phillips, Bloomfield, Vineberg and Goodman firm, and Edmund Rothschild were related to Permindex. Here is the text and one of the documents; the pictures of the other documents are on the blog. ======================================= THE PERMINDEX PAPERS II THE UNKNOWN PERMINDEX STORY : CANADIAN ATTORNEYS, VENEZULEAN CORPORATION AND FRENCH ROTHSCHILD It is highly curious that sisters companies Permindex and Centro Mondiale Commerciale, with such ambitious names, didn’t make their marks in the business world. In reality, if it wasn’t for the fact that they became famous for their alleged association to the JFK assassination, those two companies wouldn’t have left any trace in history. When we consider that Permindex stands for Permanent Industrial Exhibition, we can only find suspect that, far from achieving permanency, this company was of the “Fly by Night” type, and that, instead of exhibiting anything, it was shrouded in a veil of secrecy. Before the partial opening of the Louis Bloomfield Archives at Library and Archives Canada (LAC), the information about Permindex and CMC were very few. In his article, PERMINDEX: The International Trade in Disinformation, published in 1983 in Lobster magazine author Stephen Dorril synthesized the rare information then available about Permindex (see http://www.8bitmode.com/rogerdog/lobster/lobster02.pdf for the complete text) : “The origins of Permindex appear to lie in New Orleans in 1948 - probably with Clay Shaw's International Trade Mart. In 1956 Permindex - apparently representing a "group of American business interests" - decided to move into Europe and set up in Basle, Switzerland. Two companies were set up under the auspices of the Permindex mother company: Building Finance (AG) and Parkhof (AG). (AG just indicates that this is a private company.) These two companies were supposed to buy land and develop it with skyscrapers, parks etc - the press accounts at the time were full of grandiose plans. The President of Permindex was Ferenc Nagy. But it appears that he was not the controller of the companies - more a nominal head, a front man who would appear attractive to Government officials and politicians. The only director who appears to have been identified was George Mantello, a Rumanian in Swiss business and media circles.” “Permindex's plans in Basle appear to have generated considerable commercial suspicion. None of its plans came to fruition and the Basle press, which had earlier devoted columns and columns to its plans, became critical. In 1961 the Basle Workers' Paper (…) accused Nagy and Permindex of being "a bunch of swindlers". (…) Nagy sued for libel, won the case, but was awarded very small damages (...) Shortly after the trial Parkhof (AG) went bankrupt and, as one of the papers put it, it became clear that what Nagy and Permindex had been up to was a basic con.” The new information available from the Louis Bloomfield Archives at LAC confirms this impression. As we have seen earlier, in 1960 Permindex was primarily engaged in a real estate speculative deal consisting of reselling Roman lands acquired at a “dirt cheap price” by 33rd degree Freemason George Mantello through his contact with the Royal Savoy family. Many of the documents in the Bloomfield Archives also corroborate that Mantello was the directing force behind Permindex, since Louis Bloomfield, in his letters and cables, seems to negotiate with him and to seek instructions from him relatively to Permindex’s business. But, more then just confirming what was previously known, the Permindex documents in the Bloomfield Archives expose the full magnitude of this discreet company. For instance, the few documents reproduced below show that : 1- Permindex and Mantello’s businesses extended to South America where a Venezuelan corporation with impressive capitalization was mounted by Bloomfield according to Mantello’s directives; 2- One of Bloomfield’s associates in the prestigious law firm Phillips, Bloomfield, Vineberg & Goodman, was implicated in the Permindex dealing and had enough importance as to authorize who will take part in the deal ; 3- Edmund de Rothschild through his Parisian Compagnie Financière was a participant in one of the earliest Permindex real estate deal. The following 1959 letters and cables, presented in chronological order, illustrated the unknown extent of the Permindex activities. In a very short cable addressed to Georges Mantello and dated February 20, 1959, Louis Bloomfield give a first hint that Permindex business extend to Venezuela, something that we will see in more detail with other documents. In April 1rst 1959, Louis Bloomfield sent three communications that reveal both Stanley Vineberg and Edmund Rothschild’s links to Permindex. In a first cable, he urged Georges Mantello to have his son Enrico provide legal and fiscal documentation to someone called “Pereire”, in order for him to be able to inspect a property. Other documents in the Bloomfield Archives give the full identity of this “Pereire” as being François Pereire from the Compagnie Financière, a private Paris bank in which Edmund de Rothschild is the principal shareholder. In the same message, Bloomfield informed Mantello that Vineberg is expecting him in Montreal with “satisfactory documentation”. This statement clearly indicates that attorney Stanley Vineberg, of the Phillips, Bloomfield, Vineberg & Goodman law firm was exercising an authority greater then Bloomfield’s. A second cable, sent the same day, confirms the above information. First, it is sent to a Pereire at COMPAFINAN, the cable code name for the Compagnie Financière. And it is informing Pereire that “Vineberg agreeable your tenpercent participation”, a phrase that both confirm that Rothschild’s Compagnie Financière had a 10 % interest in this Permindex real estate deal, but also that Stanley Vineberg had enough power in Permindex to have his word on the Rothschild’s participation in this deal. Another document, dated April 1rst 1959, give us an indication that Louis Bloomfield was in personal contact with Edmund Rothschild and was discussing directly with him about the Permindex real estate affairs. In this letter sent to Abraham Friedman of the Israel Continental Oil Company in Israel, Bloomfield is referring to a previous cable in which he informed Pereire of his project to go to Paris and asked if he could meet Edmund (Rothschild) and discuss Capacotta. The name of a sea front region near Rome, Capacotta was the location of one of the Permindex real estate speculative deal. Alone, those four documents from the Bloomfield Archives held by Library and Archives Canada, give us unprecedented historical information about Permindex, the very discreet company that, rightly or not, was seen as being related to the JFK assassination. If four one-page documents can bring us so much new information, we have to wonder how much more is contained in the hundreds of other Permindex papers that LAC is still keeping secret against its donator's will? Perhaps, we should also wonder why Library and Archives Canada is behaving in such way? (To be continued)
  11. Hi, Just a word to let you know that I have post a new entry about Louis M. Bloomfield and Permindex at : http://somesecretsforyou.blogspot.com/2010...dex-papers.html Here is one of the 6 Permindex cables reproduced in this post and you'll find the full text below. ======================= THE PERMINDEX PAPERS THE EXCLUSIVE INFORMATION THAT LIBRARY AND ARCHIVES CANADA IS KEEPING SECRET As explained in the previous posts, the Louis Mortimer Bloomfield Archives kept at Library and Archives Canada (LAC) is a unique and rich collection of documents offering a unique perspective on many historical events of the twentieth century. One of the most original aspects of the Bloomfield Archives is that they contain numerous exclusive documents about two Italian sisters corporations named Permindex and Centro Mondiale Commerciale (CMC) that were suspected to be used as front by intelligence agencies. Since one of CMC’s directors was Clay Shaw, the New Orleans businessman accused of conspiracy against President John F. Kennedy, rumours about the possible implication of Permindex in the JFK assassination have multiplied in newspapers, books and, now, on the internet. Louis Mortimer Bloomfield, who donated its papers in 1978 to the Canadian Public Archives, under the condition that they were to be released 20 years after his death (i.e.: in 2004, since he died in 1984), was a Montreal lawyer involved in Permindex’s finance and development. By consequence, his archives contain hundreds of pieces such as cables and letters documenting the activities of this organization. The six cables below, dating from April 1959, are a sample of what can be found in the Boomfield Archives. All the documents related to CMC and Permindex constitute a unique collection that should be designated as the “Permindex Papers”. Since Library and Archives Canada took the deliberate decision to negate its donator’s stipulation and is still holding secret about 30% of Mr Bloomfield Archives, only a minorities of the Permindex Papers are now available to the public, namely those dating from 1960 and before and having more than 50 years of age. Thus, the documents from years 1961 and higher are still held secret by LAC, and, particularly those of years 1962 and 1963, respectively the years when Clay Shaw joined CMC and the year of JFK assassination. To fully appreciate the value of LAC’s Bloomfield Archives, we have to consider not only the number of documents that it contains pertaining to Permindex and CMC, but also that information on those two Italians companies has always been an extremely rare commodity. To this day, the most objective and impartial study of Permindex to have been published was written in 1983 by author Stephen Dorril in Lobster, a British underground magazine of politics, parapolitics and history, (see the links below for more details). Under the title PERMINDEX: The International Trade in Disinformation author Dorril, after researching the origin of the Permindex story, came to the fundamental question: “But what do we really know about the history of Permindex? Very little it seems. What I have pieced together comes primarily from a selection of newspaper clippings from Switzerland in the late 1950s and early 1960s. How accurate these are I can't say: the press cuttings are vague, internally inconsistent - Permindex was as much a mystery in the 1950s as it is today”. This statement was made in 1983 and was still valid up to July 2009, the date when LAC finally opened part of the Bloomfield Archives and made available a few dozens document related to Permindex. Then in January 2010, files dating from 1960 and having reached fifty years of age were unlocked by LAC and more than an hundred additional letters and cables about Permindex were made available to the public. LAC’s opening of the Bloomfield Archives means that, for the first time since the 1960’s, the Permindex mystery may be resolved through the availability of accurate documentation. Normally, any historical institution such as Library and Archives Canada should be proud to give access to information that is unavailable anywhere else, even more when this information related to one of the most important historical event of the twentieth century; the JFK assassination. After all, what is the purpose of an institution as LAC? It is a pity and a shame to see LAC denying both its donator’s will and its mission. Such a behaviour make one wonders if LAC is acting this way just because some of the peoples in charge are not competent enough to evaluate the extraordinary value of the Bloomfield Archives, or, to the contrary, because someone at Library and Archives Canada found the information in those papers too important to be made public. Only LAC, by its action or inaction, can give an answer to this interrogation. (You can read more about Permindex at : http://www.8bitmode.com/rogerdog/lobster.htm and http://www.8bitmode.com/rogerdog/lobster/lobster02.pdf )
  12. Hi, I have just posted another text with documents from the Bloomfield Archives at http://somesecretsforyou.blogspot.com/ . Below is the full text, but if you want to see the pictures of the documents, you'll have to go to the blog. ======================================= THE BLOOMFIELD-ROTHSCHILDS LINK A FEW MORE DOCUMENTS As reported in a previous post, the Bloomfield Archives kept at Library and Archives Canada, contain documents that exposed, for the first time, an important relation between Montreal lawyer Louis M. Bloomfield and the Rothschild family. Previously, I have reproduced a 1960 document showing that Louis Bloomfield was, with Baron Eugene de Rothschild, one of the shareholders of Tri Continental Pipe Line Ltd, a corporation that was granted by Israel 49 years exclusivity on the use of a 16-inch pipeline between the Red Sea and Haifa port on the Mediterranean sea. I have also explained how Bloomfield’s relations to the Rothschild dated back to the Second World War when the Montreal lawyer had for client Oscar Federer, the manager of the Vitkovice iron plant of Czechoslovakia, an industrial complex held by the Rothschilds, that produced arms for the Nazis under German occupation. The Bloomfield Archives include many others documents from which we can understand that the relation between Louis Bloomfield and the Rotschilds was significant. Here is an extract of a January 15, 1965 letter from Louis M. Bloomfield to Alejandro Escandon, a member of one of the wealthiest family in Mexico. In this letter, Bloomfield confirms that the Rothschilds are not only his customers but his friends. After having introduced Oscar Federer as one of his dearest friends, Bloomfield wrote: “I brought him to Canada on the 8th August, 1940, and it was through him that I met and acted for the various members of the Rothchild family, who are still my friends (to a certain extent) and clients.” Elsewhere in the Archives, a passionate 1949 letter from Louis Bloomfield to Baron Eugen de Rothschild shows the importance of the implication of the Montreal lawyer in the international businesses of the powerfull family. After WWII, the possession of the Vitkovice Mining and Iron Corporation was the object of intense negotiations between the Rothschilds and the Czechoslovakian government. Those talks were complicated because, since 1937, through a clever scheme that implicated many holdings interests (including one Frejas corporation from Sweden), Vitkovice Corporation’s ownership have been transferred, to the English, Alliance Assurance Co, in order to keep it out of reach of the Nazis. But the same maze of legalities that resisted the German invader during the War, was now opposing the legitimate Czech government that wanted to control its crucial iron industry. Thus, to claim possession of Vitkovice, the Czech state could not use his own sovereignty to fix by itself the value of this property, but had to satisfy the exigencies of international laws, that means to pay the Rothschilds the price they were willing to accept. In August 1949, four years after the end of the war, the negotiations were still opened and, at one point, Louis M. Bloomfield, the Montreal lawyer, felt that his European colleagues were trying to oust him from this case. He then addressed a vehement 3 pages letter to Baron Eugen de Rothschild to make clear to him that he was and has always been central in the Vitkovice scheme. Bloomfield stated: “(…) I can only assume, therefore, that it is your intention to by-pass me completely in these negotiations. I am, therefore, obliged to call the following facts to your attentions: It was I who brought the assets wich are presently the basis for negotiation out from Czechoslovakia to London. It was I who succeeded in making an agreement with the Czechs that their Government would not touch these assets up to the present time. It was I who deposited with New Court over L320,000.0s.0d. to pay dividends declared for 1937 and 1938. It was I who succeeded in bringing the shares of Freja to England and Sweden; without these shares no discussions would now be taking place. It was I who administered Freja jointly with Wetter since 18 years, and I am the only one with full knowledge of all the details concerning Freja. All of the above would make my participation in the present negotiations in London not only useful but necessary. Further, my connections with the parties involved would enable me to learn unofficially the maximum payment that might be expected from the Czechs and this is a very important thing in view of the amounts involved.” Such proclamations from Bloomfield himself clearly show that his relations with the Rothschilds revolved around very serious international business and that the Montreal lawyer wasn’t a minor participant in the Rothschild family universe. Furthermore, consider that in 1959, 10 years after that 1949 direct letter, Bloomfield was still making important business with Baron Eugen, by incorporating in Canada Eugen’s Tri Continental Pipeline, and you will have a sense of Bloomfield’s true importance. Because they shed new light on international historical matters, the Bloomfield Archives located at Library and Archives Canada definitely are one of LAC most precious collection. It is unfortunate that LAC, instead of profiting from the reconnaissance and the fame that should come from offering to the world such historical treasures, have to suffer from the bad image it give itself by hiding an important part of this collection, and that against the will of its donator.
  13. Hi, For those interested, I have just published another post about the Bloomfield Archives. in order to keep this forum entry short, I'm just reproducing the beginning of this article, but you can read it all at : http://somesecretsforyou.blogspot.com/2010...-should-be.html There is three new documents in this post. ============================== WHY THE BLOOMFIELD ARCHIVES SHOULD BE RELEASED IN THE UNITED STATES, THE BLOOMFIELD ARCHIVES WOULD BE PUBLIC In its treatment of the Bloomfield papers, Library and Archives Canada (LAC) seems to be guided by an old suspect ideology according to which the purpose of National Archives is to hide documents rather than to preserve them and make them available. For the archaist archivists adhering to this vision, collecting documents is a mean to get them out of circulation, and preservation means protecting them from the public view. Already, it is a shame to see LAC keeping secret documents that its donator wanted to make public. But, in view of the nature of the Bloomfield Archives and of the treatment they would be given by the US National Archives, we can also affirm that LAC is fantasying when it considers itself as a modern archives institution, that is as an organization where the people’s right to access historical information is a fundamental value. The available Bloomfield Archives, and more particularly the papers dating from 1960 and that LAC kept secret until January 2010, contain dozens and dozens of letters documenting Permindex and Centro Mondiale Commerciale (CMC) history. Like most of the JFK Assassination researchers know, those two Italian firms, perhaps wrongly, perhaps rightly, were widely identified in newspapers, books and reports as being CIA fronts related to the JFK Assassination. Very conservatively, we can estimate that the Bloomfield files from years 1961 to 1964 that LAC are still keeping secret, may include hundreds of letters relating to Permindex, like the two below. ======================= You can read the rest of this text at: http://somesecretsforyou.blogspot.com/2010...-should-be.html
  14. Hi Terry, I have done a quick review of the documents I have and I didn't see any other mention of "Chessler". Since he wasn't interested, that's probably the reason why Bloomfield doesn't talk a lot about him, neither sent him letters. If I ever find other info on Chessler, I'll let you know.
  15. Hi Jack, I have read and analyzed "Nomenclature" before writng my book "De Dallas à Montreal" in 1996. In this book, I pointed to a relation between the JFK assassination and the Rivard affair involving Lucien Rivard a Jos Bonanno and Paul Mondolini associate. The fact that Torbitt/Copeland anonymous informers said that Bloomfield was engineering JFK assassination with Jos Bonanno was one of the first information that arouse my curiosity toward Lucien Rivard. Rivard was a Jack Ruby associate and HSCA considered that Rivard was one of the Castro prisoners for whom Ruby traveled to Cuba. You can read more about that at: http://somesecretsforyou.blogspot.com/search?q=rivard
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