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A lot of people are familiar with the CIA cable 632-796 which talks about Jean-Rene Souetre aka Victor Michael Mertz being expelled from the United States shortly after JFK's assassination.

At the end of that cable, it says that Mr. Papich was given a copy of a few other CIA cables that had previously been furnished to the Bureau, along with a photograph of Souetre.

This, I believe, is the photo they provided.

If anyone recognizes this person in any photos they have that were taken on the 22nd, I'd be interested.

PS: That the CIA had a photo of Souetre is no big thing. The French asked both the West German and Italian authorities if they had any info on Souetre's whereabouts back in 1962 and provided them with photos as well.

 

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1 hour ago, Steve Cearfoss said:

ID mr Papich please

Google is your friend Steve...

http://spartacus-educational.com/JFKpapich.htm

Sam Papich was born in 1914. He joined the Federal Bureau of Investigation in 1941 and during the Second World War he did undercover work in South America.

In 1961 he was investigating Sam Giancana. Papich was approached by CIA agents who were working with Giancana in the plot to assassinate Fidel Castro. He told J. Edgar Hoover about what the CIA/Mafia plot. Papich was assigned the task of spying on the operation to kill Castro. Later he became the FBI's liaison officer with various divisions within the Central Intelligence Agency.

In 1963 Papich was involved in the investigation of the assassination of John F. Kennedy. His main responsibility was coordinating CIA information for FBI agents investigating Lee Harvey Oswald. Papich told a journalist that he had serious doubts about the reliability of the Warren Report. He found it difficult to believe that Oswald was the lone gunman: “This would have been very fancy shooting even for the best marksmen in the FBI. But everything we had on Oswald indicated that he was a crappy shot.”

The same journalist later claimed that The Man Who Knew Too Much by Dick Russell contained some very important information that had been missed: "Several times he stopped the interview and referred me to that book. It was very strange, as if he was trying to tell me something. I’m not sure what, but he just kept saying it was an interesting account of events. Knowing Sam as I came to, I have been left with the impression that he regarded certain threads in that book has worthy of further exploration, but thought that journalists had not picked up on those threads."

Papich retired from the FBI in 1970. Later he served on the President's Foreign Advisory Board and as a consultant to the Joint Chiefs of Staff in an assessment of Soviet intelligence deception. In 1973 Papich became director of the Organized Crime Prevention Council.

Sam Papich died in Albuquerque on 22nd December, 2004.

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21 hours ago, Steve Thomas said:

A lot of people are familiar with the CIA cable 632-796 which talks about Jean-Rene Souetre aka Victor Michael Mertz being expelled from the United States shortly after JFK's assassination.

At the end of that cable, it says that Mr. Papich was given a copy of a few other CIA cables that had previously been furnished to the Bureau, along with a photograph of Souetre.

This, I believe, is the photo they provided.

If anyone recognizes this person in any photos they have that were taken on the 22nd, I'd be interested.

PS: That the CIA had a photo of Souetre is no big thing. The French asked both the West German and Italian authorities if they had any info on Souetre's whereabouts back in 1962 and provided them with photos as well.

 

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Steve Thomas

Steve,

on the thread about Osborne you said:

Quote

I've always wondered if there was a connection to the Rose Cheramie story. She said that she was traveling from Florida to Dallas with two"Italians", or people who "resembled Italians".

It may be just another coincidence but in the French article I posted a former OAS agent is quoted as saying:

Quote

«L’idée, affirmait l’ex-capitaine Jean Curutchet, était d’employer les techniques de guerre révolutionnaire […]. Par exemple, au lieu d’envoyer deux paras français facilement repérables pour tuer de Gaulle à Paris, on envoyait deux Italiens. Personne n’allait faire attention à deux touristes italiens de passage à Paris. On les aurait amenés sur place la veille, et le lendemain, hop, dans le premier avion pour Rome, ni vu ni connu.»

So it seems traveling with faked Italian passports was a common tactic the OAS used.

 

This passage from the HSCA Report you posted is also very interesting in my opinion:

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Cheramie further supplied detailed accounts of the arrangement for the drug transaction in Houston. [...] The trio was to meet a seaman who was bringing in 8 kilos of heroin.

https://www.maryferrell.org/showDoc.html?docId=1212#relPageId=206&tab=page

The heroin to pay the Corsican assassins?

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3 hours ago, Mathias Baumann said:

Steve,

on the thread about Osborne you said:

 

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I've always wondered if there was a connection to the Rose Cheramie story. She said that she was traveling from Florida to Dallas with two"Italians", or people who "resembled Italians".

It may be just another coincidence but in the French article I posted a former OAS agent is quoted as saying:

Quote

«L’idée, affirmait l’ex-capitaine Jean Curutchet, était d’employer les techniques de guerre révolutionnaire […]. Par exemple, au lieu d’envoyer deux paras français facilement repérables pour tuer de Gaulle à Paris, on envoyait deux Italiens. Personne n’allait faire attention à deux touristes italiens de passage à Paris. On les aurait amenés sur place la veille, et le lendemain, hop, dans le premier avion pour Rome, ni vu ni connu.»

So it seems traveling with faked Italian passports was a common tactic the OAS used.

 

 

This passage from the HSCA Report you posted is also very interesting in my opinion:

Quote

Cheramie further supplied detailed accounts of the arrangement for the drug transaction in Houston. [...] The trio was to meet a seaman who was bringing in 8 kilos of heroin.

https://www.maryferrell.org/showDoc.html?docId=1212#relPageId=206&tab=page

The heroin to pay the Corsican assassins?

 

Mathias,

 

Someday, I'm going to read up on Curutchet. So far, I've only glossed over his history. Where does your quote come from? Les Soldats Perdus? I've read it, but, like I said, I only glossed over Curutchet; but at one time, he was described as one of two most wanted men in France.

I once ran across the name of the primary forger of OAS documents, but it's buried somewhere deep in my files and I wasn't focused on that.

The heroin coming into Galveston to pay for Corsican hitmen? 

Quite possibly, although the bar owner told Fruge that he recognized the two men as pimps in the prostitution trade. see p. 202 of that HSCA Report.

So, I don't know. It's just always made me wonder. Drug deal, trans Mexico/Texas border, kill Kennedy...

It would have been nice to know who the seaman was and where he was coming from. 8 k's. That's a lot of heroin.

 

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3 hours ago, Steve Thomas said:

Mathias,

 

Someday, I'm going to read up on Curutchet. So far, I've only glossed over his history. Where does your quote come from? Les Soldats Perdus? I've read it, but, like I said, I only glossed over Curutchet; but at one time, he was described as one of two most wanted men in France.

I once ran across the name of the primary forger of OAS documents, but it's buried somewhere deep in my files and I wasn't focused on that.

The heroin coming into Galveston to pay for Corsican hitmen? 

Quite possibly, although the bar owner told Fruge that he recognized the two men as pimps in the prostitution trade. see p. 202 of that HSCA Report.

So, I don't know. It's just always made me wonder. Drug deal, trans Mexico/Texas border, kill Kennedy...

It would have been nice to know who the seaman was and where he was coming from. 8 k's. That's a lot of heroin.

 

Steve Thomas

Steve - could you post the article called "I have some secrets for you" here? It's about the Rivard heroin deal in MC. Seems relevant.

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Thanks Michael.

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So was Souetre Mertz or vice versa or was neither the other.  Was one really expelled from Dallas 11/22/63?  What proof is there?  Did one participate in DE Gaulle assassination attempts.  Was one sent by Bill Harvey as a French - Corsican assassin? 

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My guess is that the confusion has been sown deliberately. One might also ask if Mertz was QJWIN. But we do know that Harvey, under  Helms, ran ZRRIFLE, that he mentions Corsican assassins as likely choices for dirty jobs. We know that Traficante had connections with the Corsicans. And we know a lot of other things. So I don't get too worked up about the questions you pose, because so far we can't answer them definitively to my knowledge. 

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8 hours ago, Paul Brancato said:

Thanks Michael.

Paul,

 

Here's something I posted on Paul Mondolini on the alt.conspiracy.jfk usenet newsgroup back in 2007. The images referred to came from Maurice Phillips' "I have Some Secrets For You" website.

http://alt.conspiracy.jfk.narkive.com/hxsXwE6u/corsican-mafia

 

On Wed, 28 Nov 2007 06:50:06 GMT I wrote:

Here are some raw notes I have taken over the years:

It seems to me that there are two trains of thought for the origin of
a plot to kill John F. Kennedy.

One line runs through the Mafia/CIA/Cuban exile connections of Santos
Trafficante. The other runs through the Corsican Mafia connections of
Antoine Guerini/Christian David as outlined be Steve Rivele and/or
William Reymond.

Lately, I have been wondering if there was some connection or
intersecting point between these two.

I got to wondering if it couldn't be found in Paul Mondolini who I
believe I read was Antoine Guerini's adopted son.

A biography of Steve Rivele
http://www.spartacus.schoolnet.co.uk/JFKrivele.htm

Recently Rivele commented that: "I believe that Sarti was involved,
but apparently I was wrong on the other two. If I were working on the
case today, I'd look at Paul Mondoloni of Montreal... Two points I
would add: I saw a documentary TV show last year about the KGB's
investigation of the assassination, and was amazed to learn that they
came to the same conclusion as me. Second, I was contacted two years
ago by a former CIA agent (who worked in the mind control program
among others), who told me that I was right about the assassination.
Small comfort but better than nothing."

From: Lets Roll (***@meet-me-in-hell.com)Subject: The Strength of
the Wolf This is the only article in this thread
View: Original Format
Newsgroups: alt.politics.immigrationDate: 2004-06-20 01:02:13 PST
http://scotlandonsunday.scotsman.com/thereview.cfm?id=698842004
THE STRENGTH OF THE WOLF
Douglas Valentine


A warning to potential readers. If Valentine's account is compelling
in its detail, the price is that the book is often close to
unreadable. Try this paragraph about the Kennedy assassination for
size: "It's almost as if [James Jesus] Angleton was a double agent,
and if he was the 'mole' he was searching for, it's possible that
SDECE agents working for the KGB may have sent an assassin into Dallas
through Angleton's Brown-Castellani drug network, or through Paul
Mondolini. If Angleton was a KGB mole, perhaps he used QJ/WIN (who
could have been Mertz) to assassinate JFK, and programmed Lee Harvey
Oswald as the unwitting patsy through the MKULTRA Program".

This next is from a news article I read on the Internet concerning
some Montreal mobster getting married.

Remember that Michele Nicoli? told Steve Rivele that the assassins
were flown to Montral after they killed JFK.


QUEBEC AFFAIRS

PETER BLACK

"Singing for Their Supper"
http://www.tomifobia.com/hubbub.html

"Lucien Rivard was a Montreal hood who worked his way up the ranks to
become a drug-ring operator for Paul Mondolini, one of the major capos
in the city. At one point in his career Rivard ran a casino in Cuba
for Mondolini before Castro came to power, and there are stories he
ran a few guns to the island for the Cotronis.

Rivard and Mondolini, according to one account, were associated with
Santos Trafficante, the powerful mobster alleged to be involved with
the CIA in plotting to get rid of Castro. This also brings up the
possible connection between Rivard's friends and one Lee Harvey
Oswald.

Anyway, let's just say Rivard knew a lot of things that certain people
would have preferred to keep secret. So, when a Montreal couple was
busted in October, 1963, at the Texas border trying to smuggle heroin
out of Mexico, alarm bells went off in mob circles when they fingered
Rivard as their handler.

Rivard was arrested in June, 1964, in Montreal by Canadian police and
parked in Bordeaux jail awaiting extradition to the U.S."

The author of this article does not say why or how Rivard's friends
were connected to Lee Harvey Oswald.

From Ron Ecker in the Education Forum 12/06/04:

Could there have been a Canadian connection to the French/OAS plots?

Gerry Patrick Hemming was at the 1996 Dallas in November conference.
In his summary of what Hemming had to say while in Dallas, Charles
Drago wrote, "In Montreal, Arturo Espaillat gathered funds from Canada
and Europe and sent them to Dallas in order to fund a French team"
("Hemming Does Dallas," Kennedy Assn Chronicles, Winter 1996-97, p.
47).

In his HSCA deposition, Hemming said, "I had been in touch in Ottawa
with Arturo Espaillat, who at one time had been part of the
triumvirate that took over when Trujillo was assassinated. One of my
people, (Ed) Kolby, had been in Canada with Espaillat . . . Kolby had
disappeared, let us say, from the Miami scene and busied himself up in
New York and Canada . . . And, now, I had gotten the information that
Espaillat and this American had traveled to Dallas and were in Dallas
that week (of the assassination). Now, this perturbed me considerably
that behind my back everybody I knew was going to meet the Texans" (p.
171-172). (What Hemming was supposedly perturbed about was that all
these people - he named Cuesta, Hall, Sturgis, Vidal, Espaillat, and
Aguilar - were going to Dallas to "burn" his financial contacts, "the
Texans" such as Lester Logue; but he also said he tried to find Vidal
in Miami on 11/21 to warn him "to stay the hell out of Dallas while
the president was there") (p. 167).

Hemming identified "the American" who traveled with Espaillat from
Canada to Dallas as Robert Johnson, who Hemming believed (according to
Noel Twyman) was "Raoul" in the MLK assassination (Hancock, Someone
Would Have Talked, p. 277). Hemming told Dick Russell in a 1975 Argosy
interview, "There was an American, an ex-Marine, who worked for Arturo
Espaillat, Trujillo's chief of intelligence . . . Espaillat tried to
take over after the (Trujillo) hit went down. He died in an accident
in Lisbon a few years ago. His American friend (Johnson) went to work
for a private CIA operation in Baltimore called International Services
of Information."

It is also worth noting that U.S. Army Pfc. Eugene Dinkin, who claimed
to have advance knowledge of the JFK assassination (he was diagnosed
by the Army as having a mental condition called "schizo-assassination
prognostication") presumably learned of the JFK plot through his work
as a military code breaker in France.



http://spot.acorn.net/jfkplace/09/fp.back_issues/08th_Issue/misc.html

What follows are some notes on Rivele's published account of the
alleged Corsican connection to the Kennedy assassination. Rivele's
book was published in French; what we now publish are a university
professor's notes on what he had read.

p. 75 "...Trafficante maintained close ties with Antoine Guerini via a
Corsican criminal based in Havana named Paul Mondoloni....Educated,
multilingual, courteous and dignified in appearance, he seemed to
belong more to the diplomatic corps than to the bloody Marseilles
hampa.(Mafia)" [He then moved to Montreal after leaving Cuba].

Steve Rivele: 163: I asked him some of Jim Lesar's questions. I asked
if David knew whether Antoine Guerini had participated in the CIA
conspiracies to assassinate Fidel Castro. To my surprise, he told me
that Guerini was involved. "I believe that the intermediary was Paul
Mondoloni," he said. Mondoloni used to spend a lot of time in the US."

Connected montréalaises in the assassination of JFK
http://www.republiquelibre.org/cousture/JFK.HTM

Shortly after the assassination, Jean-Paul Tremblay, an agent of the
American customs working in Montreal, warned the American Secret
service that he had seen Oswald in Montreal in August 1963 . Tremblay
known as to have seen Oswald in company of three other people
distributing its famous leaflets of "Fair Play for Cuba" during a
demonstration. The report was sent to the Warren commission which
completely overlooked it . Indeed, it does not appear in 26 volumes of
testimonies and evidence published by the commission. It was learned
thereafter that photographs of Oswald had been taken in Montreal but
the FBI (Federal Office of Investigation) refused to make them public.
However, it is additional proof that depicts Oswald like a Communist.
Why did the Warren commission and the Secret service want to hide
this?

Perhaps what they tried to do was protect the identity from the three
people who were in company of Oswald at this time? Unfortunately, no
physical description of these suspects exists.

In an article about William Morgan by H.P. Albarelli Jr. in the
WorldNetDaily
April 21, 2002
http://www.worldnetdaily.com/news/article.asp?ARTICLE_ID=27312
Paul D. Bethel, who was the press officer at the U.S. Embassy in
Havana during Castro's rise to power, revealed in his 1969 book
entitled "The Losers" that William Morgan produced great consternation
among U.S. officials in 1959 when he began "keeping company with a
very unwholesome American who lived at the Capri Hotel," whom others
described as a "gangster."
Federal Narcotics Bureau documents strongly suggest that this was an
associate of Spiritto's who frequently stayed at the Capri Hotel using
a false U.S. passport bearing the name Samuel Rowland. This was
actually Paul Damien Mondoloni, a former French intelligence agent
turned international narcotics trafficker. Mondoloni, who is also
believed to have been an occasional CIA contractor, was a silent
partner in the El Morocco Club in Camaguey, Cuba, which was also
partly owned by Meyer Lansky and Isadore Shadletsky. Mondoloni had
been deported from Cuba to France in February 1957 to face criminal
charges but quickly returned to Havana where he often brokered heroin
shipments using convicted New York City traffickers Adela Castillo and
Milton Abramson.
Tinea Warrenist in jfk-fr.com

Sunday October 31, 2004 with 14h46 #11891

The book of Maurice Phillips relates, mainly, to the bonds that there
would have been between the Montreal underworld and the assassination
of Kennedy, particularly the case of Lucien Rivard, sought in Texas
for heroin traffic, and who was the middleman between the underworld
Italian of Montreal (pledged with that of New York) and famous "French
Connection" Marseillaise...

From Robert Charles Dunne in the Education Forum 11/22/05

Lee:

Here are some pix of Mondolini [note the spelling], circa late
50s/early 60s.

As for Norman LeBlanc, he was a "reputable" Montreal businessman who
was indicted alongside Robert Vecso for several multi-million dollar
frauds. He also appeared to have facilitated heroin importation from
Europe to Montreal by brokering financing from Vesco to subsidize the
projects. [A US Senate investigative committee declared otherwise.]
Moreover, LeBlanc was tight with the Montreal Cotroni crime family,
which specialized in heroin trafficking. [I have no photos of him.]

If LeBlanc is the same man ID'ed here by Gerry Hemming, one sees an
interesting convergence of interests. [The surname in French is much
like "White" in English, so there may have been several Norman
LeBlancs.]



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From: "lday0000" <***@p...>
Date: Sun Nov 30, 2003 11:52 am
Subject: corsicans, zionists and jfk

As quoted by Lee Forman in the Education Forum 11/23/05:

Back in the 1960's investigative journalist Terence Robertson
attempted to write a biography of Sam Bronfman but it was never
published. He got death threats. On New Year's Eve 1970 he died of a
barbituate overdose in a New York hotel room.
Sam Bronfman made a giant pile of money shipping Montreal liquor to
thirsty Yanks during prohibition. He made even more money in Texas
oil in the early 1960's, gambling that JF Kennedy's oil depletion tax
loophole would not be closed. Kennedy conveniently died and oil-
supporting, Israel-arming Texan LBJ came to power.

Bronfman was a Zionist as was his lawyer Louis Bloomfield. Major
Bloomfield was on the shady board of Permindex along with Colonel
Clay Shaw/Bertrand. Bloomfield, like Frank Fiorini/Sturgis fought
with the Haganah in Israel's creation war. Tibor Rosenbaum,
another 'founder of Israel' controlled the Swiss bank that financed
for Permindex and shady 'arms procurement' deals like getting nukes
for Israel despite JFK's vehement objections.
These strands of coincidence are all woven togethor in research by
Michael Piper Collins in his book which, like Robertson's Bronfman
biography, is unavailable in your local bookstore.

Another book that is missing is Steven Rivele's "Les Assassins de JF
Kennedy". He spent about four years researching it circa 1985-1988.
While Collins deals with the 'why' of the assassination, Rivele dealt
with the 'how': the mechanics. There seems to be a great deal of
evidence suggesting the grassy knoll shooter with the dumdum bullet
was Brussel's based Corsican Lucien Sarti working on contract from
the Marseilles based Guerini heroin gang. Guerini got the contract,
supposedly, from Sam Giancana but there is no way to know for sure as
they all naturally died in the famous 'hail of bullets' variation.

Also missing from the bookstore is Henrik Kruger's "The Great Heroin
Coup" originally written in Danish. Fortunately Kris has archived it,
in English, chapter by chapter for CTRL. Chapter 15 gives excellent
data on the motivational relationship of Meyer Lansky (Giancana's
boss and Zionist), heroin, Cuban-American relations at the time of
the JFK hit, and the CIA.

Rivele's main source casually gives the name of the liason between
mob and CIA as one Paul Mondoloni [sic], a Corsican of course. This is
probably the right guy but in the age of Google, misspelling Mondolini
makes
research awkward.

Curiously, googling "Paul Mondolini" brings up 7 entries. Three of
them are the CTRL relay of Kruger's Danish book. The other 4 have to
do with the boss of early-60's Montreal-based heroin smuggler Rivard
and are all
Canadian. Apparently no American has ever mentioned Paul Mondolini on
the web!

A related Corsican named Rene Mondolini from the Marseilles gang was
another of those 'died in a hail of bullets' characters. Mistype it
acorn style as Mondoloni and the only google entry is the supposed
notes on the translation of Rivele's book. The very same article
mentions Paul Mondoloni [sic] several times, yet google can't find
those.

Most curious about this man who never was and if he was misspelled and
if he was the club owner in Cuba that Jack Ruby/Jacob Rubinstein
visited since the
mysterious Mondolini was also a club owner in Cuba and these spooks
always have a whole lot of names.

I HAVE SOME SECRETS FOR YOU
By Maurice Philipps
http://somesecretsforyou.blogspot.com/
PHOTO GALLERY 2 FROM
DE DALLAS A MONTREAL
(Click on pictures to see bigger photos)
On October 10 1963, US Customs Agents at Laredo, Texas arrested Lucien
Rivard's courrier and make the second most important seizure of
narcotics of the time. The heroin was coming from Mexico and was
furnished by Paul Mondolini, a Santos Trafficante associate and a
relation of French agent Michel-Victor Mertz that was expelled from
Dallas the day after John F. Kennedy assassination.

Eight months later, in June 1964, after Attorney General Robert F.
Kennedy gave order to start extradition process against them, Lucien
Rivard and his accomplices Julien Gagnon, Raymond Jones and
Charles-Emile Groleau were arrested in Canada.

With Carmine Galante (above right) and his right hand man Salvatore
Giglio (down left) Lucien Rivard ( down right) was in fact one of the
top lieutenant of Jos Bonanno, the supreme chief of Montreal organized
crime, that was seen by some as one of the planners of the JFK
assassination.

NB: Bonanno's implication in the JFK assassination is not commonly
accepted. In fact, excepted for a mention from David Copeland (alias
William Torbitt) in his Nomenclature of an Assassination Cabal,
Bonanno's name is rarely seen in the JFK assassination literature.
Interestingly enough, in this manuscript, Bonanno is named as an
associate of Major Louis Mortimer Bloomfield, a Montreal lawyer that
was Clay Shaw's associate in Permindex and the Centro Mondiale
Commerciale. And lot more about Bloomfield will be said in this blog

Picture 1: Top Left
In 1958, in Cuba Giuseppe Cotroni was associate to Santos Trafficante,
to Lewis McWillie (Jack Ruby's idol) and to Norman Rothman, an
important CIA contact, with whom he participated in smuggling stolen
arms.. from Ohio National Guard.

Picture 2: Top Right
At the same time, Lucien Rivard was little known in Canada but, in
addition to being Trafficante's associate, was seen as one of Cuba top
arms smugglers.

Picture 3: Bottom Left
One of most active members of the French Connection, Corsican Paul
Mondolini was in Cuba associate to both trafficante and Rivard. He
also was accomplice of French smuggler and secret agent Michel-Victor
Mertz.

Picture 4: Bottom Right
Cotroni's associate Luigi Greco was in Montreal one of Bonanno family
top lieutenant. According to Jules Kimble, a CIA contract agent,
Greco's men did fly from Québec to Memphis to take part in Martin
Luther King assassination.

THE LINKS BETWEEN THE JFK ASSASSINATION
AND THE LUCIEN RIVARD AFFAIR

Mexico City, October 1963

In Summer 1963, Michel Caron is only a small criminal having to his
credit only some minor burglaries. Father of four children, Caron
needs money. Being in touch with Lucien Rivard, he quickly accepts to
run errands without asking questions. On September 26, 1963, Rivard,
who needed an anonymous courier for an important operation, decided to
send Caron and his wife to Mexico City, to bring back a packet...

Caron leaves immediately and enters Mexico on September 31. On October
2, like a simple tourist, he arrives in Mexico City, just as another
visitor, Lee Harvey Oswald, is also in the city on a blindfold
mission. Oswald leaves Mexico City on October 3. Caron, who has
confided his car to some unknown peoples who have the task to hide
something in it, innocently visited the city until October 9.

On October 10 1963, at the Mexico-United States border, the U.S.
Customs officers search Caron's car and, by luck, discover 35
kilograms of heroine. At a market price of one million dollars a
kilogram, this 35 millions seizure is the second most important of
U.S. history. Submitted to a persuasive interrogatory, and confident
that he, his wife and his four children will be protected, Caron
starts to confess. First, Caron denounces his Quebec's accomplices
and, finally, their chief, the recipient of the merchandise, Lucien
Rivard himself.

Though he doesn't know their complete names, he finally identifies on
photographs the Mexico City's suppliers. Thus he incriminates the
Corsican Paul Mondolini, partner of Santos Trafficante and
Michel-Victor Mertz, and considered as Mexico City heroin's king;
Jorge Edouardo Moreno Chauvet, Mexico most important narcotics
trafficker; Fulgentio Cruz Bonet, a Cuban exile; and Mafiosis Tony
Farina and Frank Giovani Scalici, members of Carlo Gambino's New
York's family, the most powerful chief of the U.S. Cosa Nostra.

Even if they didn't understand all the implications of this huge
transaction involving such important international Mafia's characters,
observers of the Rivard Case noticed that, on view of this file's
importance, U.S. Attorney General Robert Kennedy did show personal
interest to the case. Maybe his interest was motivated by his
knowledge of the network to which participated Rivard.

So, the Rivard Case reveals the existence of an important heroin
transaction, taking source in Mexico just at the moment when,
according to Christian David, three Corsican killers where in Mexico
City, in transit toward Dallas. Christian David was the French heroin
trafficker that revealed to reporter Steve Rivele that a contract to
kill John F. Kennedy was offered to him in Marseille. According to
David's story, he declined any participation in the contract but three
Corsican shooters took a part in the assassination and where paid with
heroin. In the BBC television series The Men Who Killed Kennedy,
Rivele stated that he believe Paul Mondolini was the coordinator of
the Corsican shooters.

Interestingly enough, the same Paul Mondolini was the source of the
heroin that Lucien Rivard tried to import to the United States.

The ties linking Rivard to the Trafficante-Ruby network and the
Mertz-Mondolini French connection, as well as the synchronism between
Oswald's trip, the presence of Corsican assassins in Mexico City and
the Rivard Case, had never been exposed anywhere, neither even
suggested otherwise that by an obscure allusion to Lucien Rivard in
The Plot to Kill the President, a book written by Robert G. Blakey,
Chief Counsel of the House Select Committee on Assassination.
posted by youshouldknow @ 10:35 PM
Ten years have past since the publication of my essay, DE DALLAS À
MONTRÉAL, La filière montréalaise dans l'assassinat de JFK*. Even if
it got good reviews and a fair distribution in Quebec, Canada, this
book didn't reach the American public neither the JFK assassination
researchers community. I've never care too much about international
publishing success, since I wrote the book in order to humbly share
information that were overlook by American writers. But I still think
that a few important pieces of the JFK assassination puzzle may be
found in Montreal.
So, De Dallas à Montréal main originality was to show how Dallas'
crime of the century was related to Canada biggest political scandal:
the Rivard Case. A complex affair, the Rivard Case started in October
1963 with a massive heroin importation from Mexico to the United
States. Its principal actor, Lucien Rivard, a prominent Mafia captain
was both a drug and arms smuggler and a financial backer of the
Liberal Party of Canada.

During the late fifties, in Montreal, Rivard was one of the top
officer of Jos Bonanno, the head of an important New York Mafia
family. But what is more significant relatively to the JFK
assassination is the fact that Rivard was an associate of Santos
Trafficante, Jr. in Havana casinos and that he was smuggling arms in
Cuba. According to the House Selected Committee on Assassinations,
Rivard was one of Castro prisoners for whom Jack Ruby did negotiate in
1959. This fact wasn't published in HSCA's report since Rivard's name
was only reproduced in HSCA's volumes of testimonies. But in 1981, in
his book The Plot to Kill the President, G. Robert Blakey, chief
counsel of the HSCA, flatly stated that Rivard was one of the
prisoners that Jack Ruby tried to get released in 1959. Years after
the publication of my book, and after Rivard's death, his widows
confirmed to a Montreal film producer that Rivard indeed was in
contact with Ruby.

In 1964, after the JFK assassination, Rivard and Bonanno were jailed
in Montreal, awaiting extradition to the U.S. Their attorney and high
officers of both the Canadian Department of Justice and the
Immigration Department offered bribe to the lawyer representing the
United State in the two extradition cases. The scandal that followed
finally forced the resignation of Canada Minister of Justice, Guy
Favreau.

Maurice Philipps

* French title translates as: FROM DALLAS TO MONTREAL, The Montreal
Connection in the JFK Assassination.
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Wow - can't wait to dig into your post. I browsed older threads and saw that you had posted a lot on this theme. I think Valentine has a lot to say on this, even if it's confusing. I can't help but go back to your post about the colonels. It comes up in my mind all the time, especially Brandstetter (and that curious link with de Vosjoli), and Crichton and their 488th. And it was Valentine that got me questioning who Angleton really was - that question of whether he was a mole, and if he was, given his very real fascist connections, what that might indicate about the Cold War, i.e. the old Mad magazine cartoon Spy vs. Spy. Made me wonder if it wasn't Nazis on both sides in collusion, etc, the wilderness of mirrors.

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56 minutes ago, Paul Brancato said:

Wow - can't wait to dig into your post. I browsed older threads and saw that you had posted a lot on this theme. I think Valentine has a lot to say on this, even if it's confusing. I can't help but go back to your post about the colonels. It comes up in my mind all the time, especially Brandstetter (and that curious link with de Vosjoli), and Crichton and their 488th. And it was Valentine that got me questioning who Angleton really was - that question of whether he was a mole, and if he was, given his very real fascist connections, what that might indicate about the Cold War, i.e. the old Mad magazine cartoon Spy vs. Spy. Made me wonder if it wasn't Nazis on both sides in collusion, etc, the wilderness of mirrors.

Paul,

 

Just for giggles sake, and to put things into perspective... You know how people have made a big thing about a Houston dentist named Alderson knowing Souetre?

Well, when Alderson met Souetre in 1953, Souetre was a 23 year old, shave-tail second lieutenant.

Here he is at 26 (he had been promoted to a full Lieutenant in 1954).

Steve Thomas

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On ‎02‎.‎11‎.‎2017 at 4:48 PM, Steve Thomas said:

Paul,

 

Just for giggles sake, and to put things into perspective... You know how people have made a big thing about a Houston dentist named Alderson knowing Souetre?

Well, when Alderson met Souetre in 1953, Souetre was a 23 year old, shave-tail second lieutenant.

Here he is at 26 (he had been promoted to a full Lieutenant in 1954).

Steve Thomas

59fb3dce72cce_LieutenantSouetre.jpg.e62fe2f87d8688668d811ccbe0de2e04.jpg

 

 

Steve, I have two questions for you:

1) Is it true that General Walker knew Souètre and that he funded the OAS?

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Walker finança l’OAS, avec qui il était en contact par l’entremise du mercenaire Jean-René Souêtre [10], par le biais du Centro Mondiale Comerciale et de la Permindex

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2) What do you know about the Schlumberger corporation and its funding of OAS?

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