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Guest Tom Scully

I agree with PD Scott, about Pawley being more of a cog in the machine rather than a "lone wolf."


.....Samuel Sloan Walker was a member of Scroll & Key 1917, who traveled to Palm Beach to tap the 1918 members a month early, because six of the 15 secret society members (including [Reginald G.] Coombe, Lawrence, Farwell and Read) were already in the Yale aviation corps. ("Tap Day" At Yale. New York Times, May 19, 1916; Yale Seniors Tapped. New York Times, Apr. 20, 1917.) His brother, Joseph Walker Jr., was best man, and Knight Woolley, S&B 1917, and Stanley Burke, Henry E. Coe, Samuel Meek, and Kenneth E. O'Brien, all of Scroll & Key, and Henry Hutton Landon of Wolf's Head were ushers at his wedding. (Miss Audrey Riker Weds S.S. Walker. New York Times, Apr. 7, 1920.) He joined Joseph Walker & Sons, a New York Stock Exchange firm that was founded in 1855 by his grandfather, Joseph Walker, with his brother as Francis T. Walker & Brother. Joseph Walker was an agent for the U.S. government in selling gold for the account of the Treasury Department. His sons, Joseph Walker Jr. and E. Robbins Walker, were also members of the firm. Joseph Walker Sr. died in 1918. (75th Anniversary For Walker & Sons. New York Times, Feb. 20, 1930.) Samuel Sloan Walker retired as senior partner of the firm and died in 1978. (Samuel Sloan Walker. New York Times, Jun. 10, 1978.) Marguerite E. Walker married Rae Rogers, Yale class of 1910, son of Archibald Rogers, Yale 1873. Carol Harriman, daughter of E.H. Harriman, was one of her attendants. (Miss Walker Weds. New York Times, Oct. 13, 1908.)

Samuel Sloan Walker Jr. was Skull & Bones 1948. [Thomas William] Ludlow Ashley and Howard S. Weaver, S&B 1948, and William F. Buckley Jr., S&B 1950, were ushers at his marriage to Alexandra de Bottari of Mexico City. Her sister was Mrs. Richard Colt. (Miss A. de Bottari Married in Chapel. New York Times, Jun. 27, 1948.) He was president of Walker & Co., book publishers, when he remarried to Evelyn Bready. (Evelyn E. Bready Is Married To Samuel Sloan Walker Jr. New York Times, Oct. 29, 1961.) "Other legitimate publishers that received C.I.A. subsidies according to former and current agency officials, were Franklin Books, a New York based house that specializes in translations of academic works, and Walker & Co., jointly owned by Samuel Sloan Walker Jr., a one-time vice president of the Free Europe Committee, and Samuel W. Meek, a retired executive of the J. Walter Thompson advertising agency and a man with close ties to the C.I.A." Frank G. Wisner Sr. was the first head of the covert action staff. "The C.I.A.'s propaganda operation was first headed by Tom Braden, who is now a syndicated columnist, and was run for many years by Cord Meyer Jr., a popular campus leader at Yale before he joined the C.I.A." (Worldwide Propaganda Network Built By the C.I.A. By John M. Crewdson and Joseph B. Treaster. New York Times, Dec. 26, 1977.) Samuel Sloan Walker 3d also graduated from Yale. His mother was vice president of Walker & Company. He worked in the enforcement division of the Securities and Exchange Commission. He married Elliott Ward Sparkman, a segment producer for the "Today" Show on NBC. Her father, Dr. Thorne Sparkman, was professor of medicine at the University of Pennsylvania. (Elliott W. Sparkman, Sloan Walker. New York Times, Apr. 28, 1996.)

The man time forgot: a tale of genius, betrayal, and the creation ... - Page 90 - Google Books Result


Isaiah Wilner - 2006 - Biography & Autobiography

Again Hadden and Luce met with Samuel Meek, who was well-connected in the business world. Meek told his friends to talk with his brother-in-law, John W. Hanes....

John W. Hanes's brother, Robert:


A highlight of Hanes’s career was the role he played in the implementation of the Marshall Plan in postwar Europe. In April 1949 he accepted appointment as chief of the Belgium-Luxembourg mission of the Economic Cooperation Administration (ECA) with headquarters in Brussels. Six months later he was named economic adviser to the High Commissioner of West Germany and chief of the ECA mission there. In that capacity he had ambassador rank status and worked closely with Konrad Adenauer, W. Averell Harriman, Henry Morgenthau, and John J. McCloy, among others. On his return in 1951 the Winston-Salem community honored him as “Our First International Citizen.”

Consider that the son of John D. Rockefeller, Jr.'s lawyer Thomas Debevoise, was Eli Whitney Debevoise, law partner of George Plimpton's father, Francis, and McCloy's deputy HICOG. John and David Lindsay's brother

became managing partner at Plimpton Debevoise.

John W. Hanes's daughter Ormsby became the sister-in-law of CIA's Peter Matthiessen. Hanes's son, John Jr., also was with CIA and close to the Dulles brothers.


Paid Notice: Deaths MATTHIESSEN, ERARD A.

Published: March 12, 2000

MATTHIESSEN-Erard A. Died on March 8, at the home of his close friend Barbara Tobin in Sanibel, Florida. He is survived by a daughter Mary Seymour Matthiessen Wheelwright of Camden, Maine and two sons Peter Matthiessen of Sagaponack, New York and George Carey Matthiessen of Old Lyme, Connecticut. Fifteen grandchildren and twenty eight greatgrandchildren. He was married to Elizabeth Bleecker Carey who died in 1977 and was remarried to the former Jessie Chace Woods who died in 1986. Contributions in Mr. Matthiessen's memory may be made to The Nature Conservancy, 4245 North Fairfax Drive, Suite 100, Arlington, Virginia 22203, National Audubon Society, 700 Broadway, New York, New York 10003, or The Sanibel-Captiva Conservation Society, Sanibel, Florida 33957. A memorial service will be held at Fishers Island, New York at a later date.

ORhISBY M. HAlqES BRIDE OF OFFICER; Attended by Sisters ...

New York Times - Mar 23, 1952

... Onlsby i{ Hanes, daughter of John Wesley Hanes of 770 Park Avenue and , NY , and the late Mrs. Hanes, was married to Ensign George Carey Matthiessen

John Wesley Hanes Sr., 95, Aide To Roosevelt and Corporate Chief ...

www.nytimes.com › COLLECTIONSTREASURYDec 31, 1987 – John Wesley Hanes Sr., a former Under Secretary of the Treasury in the ... Mr. Hanes is survived by his wife, Hope Yandell Hanes; two sons, John W. Jr., of Alexandria, Va., and David G. of Washington; three daughters, June McKnight, of Norwich, Vt., Ormsby Matthiessen of Old Lyme, Conn., and Susan Caldwell of New York City

Hope Hanes, 86, Dies; Breeder of Race Horses - New York Times

www.nytimes.com › COLLECTIONSHOSIERY

Aug 14, 1992 – Hope Yandell Hanes, who bred and raced champion horses, died ... June H. McKnight of Norwich, Vt., and Ormsby H. Matthiessen of Old Lyme, ....


John Wesley Hanes III (known as John W. Hanes Jr.)(born March 31, 1925) was a U.S. civil servant.

Hanes was born in New York City and graduated from Deerfield Academy in Massachusetts in 1943. His father was an New York financier.[1] Hanes served in the U.S. Army from 1943 to 1946 and then worked in the Office of High Commissioner for Germany for 3 years.[2][3] He received a B.A. from Yale University in 1950.

Hanes began his government career with the State Department in 1950......

hanes, john w., jr. - Eisenhower Presidential Library and Museum


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John W. Hanes, Jr. began his government career with the State Department in 1950. After

spending approximately one and one-half years as an economic analyst he transferred to the

Central Intelligence Agency. He returned to the State Department when John Foster Dulles took

the helm as Secretary of State and served in a series of administrative posts until the end of the

Eisenhower administration when he resigned to enter private business.

The bulk of this collection documents Hanes’ work in the State Department during the period

1953-1961. A second and fairly sizable body of material pertains to State Department related

matters that were of continued interest to him after entering private life. Only a small amount of

material deals with Hanes’ government career prior to 1953.

The 1953-1961 material is of a personal and quasi-official nature. Hanes devoted time to

supporting his alma mater, Deerfield Academy; pursued his interest in ornithology; and kept in

touch with family, friends and acquaintances regarding personal and social matters as well as

their inquiries and suggestions relating to his State Department work. Hanes occasionally

corresponded with some of the many Foreign Service officers he had come into contact with

throughout his career in the State Department. He served as somewhat of a mentor to junior

Foreign Service officers and occasionally touched base with colleagues regarding overseas

Foreign Service operations; the operation, organization and administration of the Foreign

Service; and the state of affairs in other countries......

....George Ohrstrom was an usher in Peter Matthiessen's (of the Paris Review and the CIA) wedding, as was the sister-in-law of Richard Ober of CIA. Usher Thomas Guinzburg would later hire Jackie Onassis. He was Matthiessen's Yale roommate and presented as not being witty to Matthiessen's CIA affiliation, but Guinzburg's father was OSS minister of propaganda (OWI) and immediately after WWII led a US intelligence program intended to influence what would and would not be suitable subject matter for publication...


By Joel Whitney

In 1958, the Paris Review’s George Plimpton wrote his Paris editor with a grand proposal.....

......In the winter of 1953-54, Matthiessen writes to Plimpton — who had since become the magazine’s public face and, in Matthiessen’s words, its “nominal” head. He offers Plimpton funding largesse in the amount of $20,000 by unnamed backers who would need to be convinced the money could be used to put the Review, beset by funding and communication problems, on “an efficient working basis.” Alluding to its most recent issue (No. 4) having arrived late, annoying advertisers, he asks Plimpton to consider the offer carefully; it would probably require putting Matthiessen back in charge since he would be accountable for the money. The sum of $20,000 in 1953 is the equivalent of around $170,000 today.

In the documentary “Doc,” Plimpton admits that Matthiessen founded the Review as a CIA cover. But Plimpton says that none of the other editors knew this until the 1960s. Matthiessen confirmed that in his Penn State interview, and says it would have been illegal for him to tell them of the agency’s involvement.) “This was right after the war. It was when the CIA was starting up. It was not into assassinations and all the ugly stuff yet,” he adds in “Doc,” speaking to documentarian, Immy Humes. “There were so many guys signing up for the CIA. It was kind of the thing to do.” Matthiessen declined several requests to discuss the Paris Review and the CIA with Salon.

But whether or not Plimpton knew of his old friend’s work as a spy, the other editors’ ties to the CIA through the Congress for Cultural Freedom lasted beyond the John F. Kennedy assassination and the buildup to and U.S. entrance into the Vietnam War. Nelson Aldrich, who began as a Review editor in 1958, writes in his oral history of Plimpton, “George, Being George,” that he left the Review to join the CIA’s Congress for Cultural Freedom. From the Morgan letters, it is clear his work for the two organizations brought them closer, and when he left the Review in 1961, he helped ensure it would be working in concert with the Congress.

Robert Silvers — later founder of the New York Review of Books — writes Plimpton in 1956 that he “greedily” sought out the Congress magazines to reprint the Paris Review’s interview with William Faulkner. Silvers points out, though, that he sought out the Congress this once for the widened readership and would have had no knowledge of whether the money the Review got would go to the interviewer, Jean Stein, or the Review. “I should also make it clear that during these Paris years, I had no idea of CIA or U.S. government funding of the Congress,” he added by email.

The Review had already mastered the highly profitable art of selling interviews for reprints in Congress-affiliated magazines by the time of Plimpton’s Ernest Hemingway interview, begun in 1954 but not published until 1958, in issue No. 18......

.....Sales were evidently quite good for issue 18. Aldrich writes to Plimpton and Silvers: “What is the run to be on this issue? Here we can use perhaps a thousand, though that may be overly optimistic. The USIS may repeat their largesse and buy another few hundred copies, but I doubt it. (Did I tell you that they have now bought 460 copies of No. 18 and taken out 10 subscriptions?) As far as possible, this information should remain secret; I tremble to think of Congress discovering such a thing.” The U.S. Information Services is the overseas name for the U.S. Information Agency, founded by President Dwight Eisenhower in 1953 for propaganda purposes. This letter shows that entities like USIS were recognized by some at the Paris Review as government propaganda fronts. Congress would disapprove because, by funding a magazine with a New York office that was distributed in the U.S., it was engaged in propagandizing to the American public, which was illegal.

Along with his work selling reprint rights for the great Hemingway interview, Aldrich jumps at the grand Pasternak proposal. His enthusiasm matches Plimpton’s sense of the event as a major one in “lit’r’y history.” “[W]hat a marvelous coup that will be! I think of huge international mailing drives, droves of publicity.” In this period, anti-communist writers will increasingly find their way into the editorial letters, as well as into the Paris Review’s pages. And, as in issue 18, Hungarian author Arthur Koestler’s “Darkness at Noon,” a critique of Soviet policy and life, was also subsidized by officialdom; 50,000 copies were bought up by Britain’s Foreign Office. Touring with his book, Koestler traveled to the U.S., where he enjoined American radicals to “grow up,” and thus sparked an idea at the CIA that would define its propaganda funding: “Who better to fight communists than former communists?” In the Morgan letters, Aldrich proposes Koestler for an interview as well.

Rewards begin to multiply — direct financial rewards for disseminating American greats like Hemingway and persecuted communists like Pasternak — but also free publicity. Thanks “to the kindness of Francois Bondy of Preuves,” writes Aldrich, “the Review has been raved about at great length in Der Tagesspiegel and a Swiss newspaper … both … as widely read (almost) as the New York Times. Also we had a shorter but just as flattering notice in Preuves. Not surprising since Bondy wrote all three.” What to make of this? Bondy is being secretly paid by the CIA to run Preuves. On top of which he plants stories favoring a CIA-founded and -approved (but not officially funded) magazine. So far, it must be said, the dishonesty is all on the CIA side. The Paris Review is taking fair — and full — advantage.

But this would go further when Aldrich’s plans to return to the States are massaged into a Paris job. He had mentioned a return to his New York bosses, and now — in a letter in his Morgan Archive folder — he writes to Plimpton, “I recently got another job (in the press division) at the HQ of the intellectual Cold War, the Congress of Cultural Freedom. I am happy there, but I don’t know for how long.” He at first holds out hope that he can do both jobs. So does Plimpton. And does “happy there” suggest the jobs have already overlapped?

In July 1960, Plimpton — in another Morgan letter — writes,

I see no reason why it shouldn’t be as possible to collaborate with Blair [Fuller, the next Paris editor and stepson of (CASS CANFIELD) Allen Dulles’ publisher] as it has been for as many as four or five of us to struggle to agreement here in New York … The financial consideration is trickier. Blair needs and will get that niggardly monthly sum. But if you’re staying on, and you let me know quickly, perhaps I can arrange an additional monthly payment. If you need it, or the remuneration from the Congress isn’t sufficient … then tell me frankly and I’ll see what can be done.

But the Congress apparently has plenty of work for Aldrich. In August he responds, in another Morgan letter, “it is true that I will be working … very busily at the Freedom Fighters Guild.” But whether he does both jobs or not, working for the Congress will be good “for the Review because there is no Congress sponsored magazine in the States, and since I am supposed to see that the various articles and stories published in Encounter, Preuves, Der Monat, etc to 16, there is no reason why any really exceptional fiction should not find its way to us.” With skepticism, he mentions the small salary Plimpton is offering to do double duty, testing the waters — it would seem — and alludes to the contract for the Paris Review’s interview anthology, “Writers at Work.” Plimpton’s early mentoring in monetizing will perhaps inform the Congress as it begins its second decade....


I saw something that I wanted you to see, to see if you had any thoughts on it....

It has to do with Nick Arundel......

I believe the crime scene at Dealey Plaza and the voluminous amount of persons going in and out of Dallas

before the assassination are the main indications there was a conspiracy.

Such as the fairly big names who came to Dallas in the days and weeks before the assassination, coupled with the persons in the motorcade, and locals who have not exactly survived that event with their reputations intact...

....Brothers Edward and Lawrence Meyers, and Lawrence's son Ralph

The Meyers family is one area that provides a link of sorts between

Jack Ruby and Richard Nixon. P.D. Scott is recorded as

stating that Nixon was also in Dallas to purchase land for a new Pepsico

plant from the Great Southwestern Corporation

The night before the assassination. Ruby had dinner with the brothers

at the Bon Vivant Room at the Cabana Hotel, he was friends with

Lawrence. Lawrence's son Ralph was, a member of the Army Security Agency with

a crypto-clearance.

Edward was an owner of the Pepsico plant in Queens, New York

Russell M Arundel was, at least in the early 1950's the Washington representative of Pepsi-Cola

See page 85 Coup d'Etat In America

only namebase.org listing same last name

see below from


I was also able to find out a little bit more about the professional life of Russell M. Arundel. Apparently, he was a Washington lobbyist for Pepsi Cola. He was also president/chairman of the Pepsi-Cola Bottling Co. of Long Island, Inc. According to an article from Time magazine (January 12, 1953),.......

.....The author, after researching "Outer Baldonia" online, learned about Russell M. Arundel. This leads him to ask: "Does anybody know if the two Arundels were related?" After some additional investigation, I was able to ascertain that Arthur Arundel was indeed the son of Russell Arundel. He is a fascinating and controversial figure in his own right. A Harvard graduate, he became a decorated U.S. Marine Corps combat officer (1951-1955) in both Korea and Vietnam. He was the recipient of at least one Purple Heart. I found helpful details about his murky military/CIA career (he is listed as an employee of the Central Intelligence Agency in the Pentagon Papers), thanks to a fascinating article (Hunt Country crowd's minister of propaganda) authored by L. Wolfe, in the December 15, 1995 issue of the Executive Intelligence Review: "Nicky, a Marine paratroop officer, [was] tasked to the CIA during service in Korea and Vietnam in the early 1950s". This was achieved with the help of Harold Jefferson Coolidge, Jr. (more about this individual below). "Operating as part of the 'secret team' operations of Col. Edwin Lansdale, Nicky Arundel was taught, and practiced, the art of 'black propaganda' in 'civil affairs' operations, becoming a specialist in 'psywar ops.' He was involved, for example, in destroying the largest printing facility in what was then the northern section of Vietnam; later, he helped run a 'psywar' campaign aimed at setting up a counterinsurgency among northern tribes in Vietnam, causing their migration to the south and laying the ground for that country's partition; this, in turn, helped set the stage for the Vietnam War." Arthur Arundel also had a strong background in journalism. After he returned home, he worked in the Washington bureau of CBS and also served as a correspondent (wire service reporter) for United Press International. He also did a stint (arranged by his father and Coolidge) in the U.S. Commerce Department. But first and foremost, he was a newspaper publisher. He founded ArCom Publishing, Inc., which traces its roots to the time when Arundel purchased WAVA (the company was then known as Arundel Communications). In 1963, his business expanded from radio and television into print journalism with the purchase of the 165-year-old Loudoun Times-Mirror in Leesburg, VA. As he acquired more and more newspapers (Reston Times, the Loudoun Times-Mirror, the Fauquier Times-Democrat, Rappahannock News, etc…), he became Chairman, CEO, and Publisher of the Times Community Newspapers (ArCom Publishing remains the parent company). This suburban newspaper chain, which now includes a group of about 21 local publications in Northern Virginia, is the largest one in the region. Arthur Arundel sold WAVA and five other stations in the 1970s. He has been inducted into the Hall of Fame of Virginia Communications. The family-owned newspaper company is run today by Peter Arundel, the founder's son, successful in his own right as a career broadcast and print journalist (he became CEO in February of 2005). Peter's brother, John Arundel, is also a newsman: he became the Executive Editor and Publisher of the Alexandria Times in 2005.

Wolfe's article contains some additional tidbits about Russell Arundel (including the topics of Pepsi and sweeteners) and his son: "Russell Arundel, once administrative aide to Sen. Jesse Metcalfe (R-R.L), was active in GOP circles working subversion against the Franklin Roosevelt administration. Those circles were dominated by the Morgan interests, one of the most notorious London-controlled private banking nexuses. As was the case with several picked-up operatives, the Morgans made sure that Russell Arundel had sufficient wealth and connections to be of use to them; it was they who inserted him into" their Fauquier County (he had moved to the area of Northern Virginia known as the Hunt Country in the 1930s) fox-hunting parties. Arundel "became a master of the hunt. The Arundel estate was located on Wildcat Mountain; the other side of the mountain was owned by Lawrence Morgan Hamilton, the grandson of J. P. Morgan. Sources in London and in Loudoun County, Virginia indicate that the key controller of Russell Arundel, and later the sponsor of his son, Nicky, was Harold Jefferson Coolidge, Jr., a member of one of Boston's dirtiest Anglophile families and one of the creators of the British crown's far-flung private intelligence networks operating under 'environmental cover.' The Coolidge family were, by the middle of the last century, the leading opium traders in the United States, linked directly to the British East India Company and Jardine Matheson Company, the Crown's leading opium traders. The Coolidges parlayed this 'dope money' into control of the Bank of Boston and the United Fruit Company, both of which have been used as funding conduits and, in the case of United Fruit (now United Brands), cover for British-allied intelligence operations. The Coolidges intermarried into the Virginia 'aristocracy,' through the family of Thomas Jefferson. Coolidge, who later played an important role in promoting British-linked operative Allen Dulles's organization of American intelligence, picked up Russell Arundel in the mid-1930s, and put him into the leadership of the National Wildlife Management Institute, a position which Arundel held for most of the rest of his life. An intelligence community source in London describes the institute, which was created with funds from the Morgan-controlled du Pont interests, through sections of the arms industry (Remington Firearms), as fully integrated with British intelligence operations, dating back to the 1930s; it later functioned in parallel with Prince Philip's World Wildlife Fund (WWF, now World Wide Fund for Nature), of which Coolidge was a founding member, and Prince Bernhard of the Netherlands' International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN). (Coolidge, a mammologist, was closely associated with the British intelligence operative and biologist Julian Huxley. He was head of the IUCN and its president emeritus until his death in 1985.) Sources in Loudoun County report that Coolidge helped put Russell Arundel in touch with Pepsi Cola Company. Arundel was given the assignment of arranging, through his legislative connections, for an exemption for Pepsi to import corn syrup from the Caribbean at a time when sugar imports were prohibited. Under the direction of Pepsi chairman Wallace Groves (who in 1941 was convicted of mail fraud and sent to prison, and whose links to organized crime were later exposed), Arundel shuttled back and forth to Cuba, whose sugar and syrup production was effectively controlled by the Meyer Lansky 'Murder, Inc.' mob, which ran the unions and many of the production facilities, with overlapping connections into Coolidge's United Fruit. Russell Arundel got his fingers more than dirty in negotiating contracts for Pepsi. But he was well rewarded for his efforts, receiving in 1943 the Pepsi bottling franchise for New York. He later parlayed this into Pepcom, which held the franchise for the entire East Coast and is the source of the Arundel family fortune that provided Nicky with the seed money for his publishing empire." Arthur "inherited a considerable sum from his father." In another part of the article, Wolfe writes: "The [Arundel] family's involvement with Africa policy dates back to the 1930s, when Nicky Arundel's father, Russell, became involved with a British-linked network of intelligence specialists who established the National Wildlife Management Institute (NWMI), at the instigation of Harold Coolidge; this organization was directly linked to the International Nature Office, which was already at that time running projects nominally involved with the tracking and cataloging of various wildlife species in Africa…A London-based intelligence specialist in these matters reports that such projects were used by the British Secret Intelligence Service (SIS) as 'covers' for the placement of agents and for spying on various nationalist and other insurgencies. After the war, the NWMI played a role in helping establish the 'need' for large game preserves. The Oct.28, 1994 EIR Special Report, 'The Coming Fall of the House of Windsor,' documents how these preserves are used as bases of subversive activity, and a means to 'lock up' vast mineral reserves in Africa, under British control. In 1956, Russell Arundel, as director of NWMI, sponsored one of the first 'invasions' of Africa by American zoologists. The mission was led by Lee Tolbert, who was later to become a top consultant for the WWF, the director of the royal family-created International Union for the Conservation of Nature, and a top assistant to Russell Train at the Environmental Protection Agency. The mission was focused on the 'white rhino' and 'mountain gorilla' populations. During this period, Nicky Arundel went on several safaris to Africa on behalf of the National Zoo, including some with his father. It is not known whether he went on the 1956 mission…In 1961, Nicky Arundel was tapped by Coolidge, CIA operative Kermit Roosevelt, and Russell Train (reported to be a protégé of Coolidge) to found the African Wildlife Leadership Foundation, now known as the African Wildlife Foundation (AWF). This is an 'off line,' privatized intelligence operation which recruits and trains operatives to run the game parks. All its members can be described as highly trained Anglo-American intelligence assets. The AWF, which Arundel formerly headed, has been implicated in the genocide in Rwanda through its sponsorship of a mountain gorilla protection project in the Virunga game park on the Uganda-Rwanda border; this area, under the virtual supervision of AWF operatives, is the key transmission belt for British-backed forces which instigated the Rwandan civil war. Our London source says that the AWF and Nicky Arundel play a continuing important role in British Africa policy, through the mountain gorilla and other projects. Arundel's family foundation, as well Arundel personally, provide funding for these projects, as does the WWF and the Ohrstrom family foundations. Arundel is also reported to have influence over U.S. Rep. Frank Wolf (R-Va.), whose Tenth District includes the Hunt Country of Loudoun and parts of Fauquier counties. Wolf has played a major role in the destabilization of Sudan, in accordance with British policy objectives. Wolf and his office have been in direct contact with British Overseas Development Minister Baroness Lynda Chalker on these and other matters pertaining to Africa policy."....

Washingtonpost.com: Bush Name Helps Fuel Oil Dealings


The old Petroleum Building in Midland, where George W. Bush had his oil ... and friend of James A. Baker III, who was to serve as his father's secretary of state; another ... Business School, Bush stopped off in Midland and his childhood friend Joe .... brokerage ($100,000); George L. Ohrstrom, head of a New York investment .

George L. Ohrstrom Jr. Dies; Virginia Financier, Sportsman


by Patricia Sullivan - More by Patricia Sullivan

Oct 9, 2005 – George Lewis Ohrstrom Jr., 78, chairman of a private equity and ... The New York firm, founded by his father, is one of the private equity firms that ... George H.W. Bush at Greenwich Country Day School in Connecticut, Mr. ... Born in Bronxville, N.Y., Mr. Ohrstrom grew up in Greenwich and ... Friends' Activity ...

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