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Book Review - Michele Metta's book about CMC

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4 hours ago, James DiEugenio said:

BTW, in addition to John and Mr. Metta, I think we should also give Maurice Phillips some credit for this new and detailed information about Permindex/CMC.

Maurice was the first guy who actually explored the Canadian Archives for the Bloomfield correspondence. 

https://somesecretsforyou.blogspot.com

Maurice does deserve credit for the work he did. He took the archives to court twice and he forced them to open the files for public review. I spent a lot of time reviewing his court files and in them I found evidence that helped me win my case.

My next court date is March 11. Will have a teleconference with a judge, archive lawyers and the Quebec Law Society. This conference should be the last one and in it we will discuss the closing of the case. 

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11 hours ago, James DiEugenio said:

How many hearings have you had on this John?

This was all done as they say in the USA  pro per right? 

Have had 2 hearings so far, the March one will be the third and hopefully the last one.

Don't know what pro per right means.

The term used for the hearings is "case management." Court officers recommended this to me as a way to expedite the process.

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3 hours ago, James DiEugenio said:

Pro Per means you represent yourself, no counsel.

That I did, represented myself. Maurice Phillips did the same.

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I thought that one of the most interesting parts of Metta's book was later reinforced by the work of Maurice Phillips.

That is the desire of Ferenc Nagy to have Permindex directly associated with the CIA.(Metta, p. 88)

Nagy asked  the Agency to place an American businessman on the board. He also asked them to place a CIA agent on the staff of Permindex.  Or third, having the agent buy stock in the company.  Nagy then added that the last was not a sales pitch since the company was well financed. (Through Bloomfield's connections to people like Rockefeller, we know this was the case.)

This is interesting because Clay Shaw would fit the bill for the first two requests.  Although Shaw was on the board, not a staff member.  But he would certainly fulfill request number one.

In regards to this, I once had an internal Time/Life memo which said that, through sources in Rome, they had discovered that Shaw was quite active in the early months of the company's organizing in Italy.  It was nothing like what he later tried to depict in interviews.  If that is so, then it may be part of fulfilling Nagy's request. And let us not forget what FBI agent Regis Kennedy said in private to Barbara Reid: Shaw had done some work for the CIA in Italy over a period of five years. (Destiny Betrayed, second edition, p. 386)

And BTW, in another memo that Metta produces, it appears that Foster Dulles was fully aware of all this.  (I used to have that one also.)

 

 

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2 hours ago, James DiEugenio said:

I thought that one of the most interesting parts of Metta's book was later reinforced by the work of Maurice Phillips.

That is the desire of Ferenc Nagy to have Permindex directly associated with the CIA.(Metta, p. 88)

Nagy asked  the Agency to place an American businessman on the board. He also asked them to place a CIA agent on the staff of Permindex.  Or third, having the agent buy stock in the company.  Nagy then added that the last was not a sales pitch since the company was well financed. (Through Bloomfield's connections to people like Rockefeller, we know this was the case.)

This is interesting because Clay Shaw would fit the bill for the first two requests.  Although Shaw was on the board, not a staff member.  But he would certainly fulfill request number one.

In regards to this, I once had an internal Time/Life memo which said that, through sources in Rome, they had discovered that Shaw was quite active in the early months of the company's organizing in Italy.  It was nothing like what he later tried to depict in interviews.  If that is so, then it may be part of fulfilling Nagy's request. And let us not forget what FBI agent Regis Kennedy said in private to Barbara Reid: Shaw had done some work for the CIA in Italy over a period of five years. (Destiny Betrayed, second edition, p. 386)

And BTW, in another memo that Metta produces, it appears that Foster Dulles was fully aware of all this.  (I used to have that one also.)

 

 

Jim,

     Do you know whether Clay Shaw had known or worked with William Harvey circa 1963?

     Wasn't Harvey transferred to Rome around the time that JFK fired Allen Dulles?

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Yes that is true, but it was a little later in late 1962 that Harvey went to Rome.

I think that CMC might have been there at that time or they might have just been shown the door.

But the point is, you had Permindex, P2, Harvey and Angleton all in Italy around the same time.  Making a mess of things.  And you had Kennedy trying for the opening to the left, which Metta also mentions.

Also, according to Metta, Allen Dulles financed the Peace and Freedom party that one of the board members of Permindex was a part of, Giuseppe Pieche.  (p. 14)

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Oh and I forgot to add, according to Metta, Gelli was recruited by Angleton.

And the OSS recruited SIndona. (pp. 20-21)

These would indicate that there was also a CIA link to P2.  Which ties in with what Paul said before in this thread.  And isn't that rich about Gelli being at Reagan's inauguration in 1981? Because that was the year the whole P2 scandal broke wide open. Gelli was more or less on the run, escaping prison or being brought up on charges, for about the next 20 years.

The Strategy of Tension was an evil plot, was it not? And Gelli once said that only Berlusconi could enact P2's vision in Italy.

Sort of like saying only Elliot Abrams can bring democracy to Venezuela. (Boy did he get called out yesterday or what? The ghosts of El Mozote. )

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I forgot.

From information I dug up way back in the nineties, Ferenc Nagy had a home in Dallas at the time of the assassination.

In other words, you had board member Shaw living in New Orleans, and Nagy in Big D.

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