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William Colby, Director of the CIA once said "Believe me, if the CIA had anything to do with the murder of our president I would have discovered it in the early seventies and I would have revealed it — I revealed a lot of other things."

William Colby would later die of hypothermia and drowning, canoeing in the middle of the night, at his home in Rockpoint MD. He did not mention any canoeing plans to his wife, nor was it normal behavior for him to engage in nocturnal caneoing adventures. Colby's body is not immediately located.

William Colby's body was then found after the canoeing accident, lacking his usual lifevest. It was found 20 yards from the canoe, after the area had been thoroughly searched multiple times.

Was Colby saying anything to people around him around the time of his death that would suggest the opposite of his above statement? Or was there another reason for his demise?

Perhaps its paranoia but whenever someone in intelligence says anything about the Kennedy Assassination, he seems suspicious to me.

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William Colby, Director of the CIA once said "Believe me, if the CIA had anything to do with the murder of our president I would have discovered it in the early seventies and I would have revealed it — I revealed a lot of other things."

William Colby would later die of hypothermia and drowning, canoeing in the middle of the night, at his home in Rockpoint MD. He did not mention any canoeing plans to his wife, nor was it normal behavior for him to engage in nocturnal caneoing adventures. Colby's body is not immediately located.

William Colby's body was then found after the canoeing accident, lacking his usual lifevest. It was found 20 yards from the canoe, after the area had been thoroughly searched multiple times.

Was Colby saying anything to people around him around the time of his death that would suggest the opposite of his above statement?  Or was there another reason for his demise?

Perhaps its paranoia but whenever someone in intelligence says anything about the Kennedy Assassination, he seems suspicious to me.

Thank you, Paul

I mentioned Wm. Colby on another thread.

William Colby is a very interesting figure.

Guenter Lewy's book "America in Vietnam" tells the story of William Colby

developing the Phoenix Operation, which is generally believed to be a

mass murder program which liquidated about 20,000 vietnamese, mainly Viet Cong, but also anybody caught in the middle, accused spies, greedy

opium people in Saigon, etc.etc.etc., Bill Colby then worked his way up

to dep.dir.plans and eventually DCI, director of central intelligence and the CIA, after Helms.

This was the most hated man in the "community" because he gave up the

""family jewels""...he testified to Congress on hundreds of illegal ops, he

admitted that the agencies opened mail, listened to phones, plotted coups, spied on american newspeople, infiltrated domestic political groups, etc.

He really had a change of heart and spilled his guts to the Church committee in

late 1974 and 1975.

I call the Colby "C" -- like in james bond, "C" -- the big cheese.

Well "C" the "Big Cheese" spilled the beans.....

He did disappear on an unscheduled canoe trip near his home.

His body wasn't found until nine days later.

He may have been the victim of a foreign agency,

but his information was thirty years old.

The quote above is typical "If I had known, I would have told"

I don't think he was killed because of what he knew about Dallas 11/22/63

I believe (based on the evidence) that he was killed in retribution

for testifying openly and honestly to Congress about the other

intelligence excesses he knew about. He single handedly blew the

cover off of numerous MI domestic ops and CIA charter violations,

he was part of the immediate post-watergate reform momentum,

this included the House Assassination Committee and the Church Committee.

Poor bastard, he really came to believe this is a democratic republic.

If anyone knows anything substantive about Colby's death,

please post it on this thread.................he got whacked big time.....

Shanet

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Some Agents at ASIS believe Colby's troubles and his ultimate demise began with the dramas of the Nugan/Hand bank collapse here in Australia. When Frank Nugan was whacked, it began a series of murders where Agency assets running guns into the Middle East and some Sandline guys playing both sides were terminated. It's not a huge stretch that Colby was the last name on a very big hit list.

For a bit of background -

US military and CIA oversaw Far East drug smuggling for 20 years

From "American Society of Criminology" report by William J. Chambliss

In 1969 Michael Hand, a former Green Beret and one of the CIA agents stationed at Long Cheng when Air America was shipping opium, moved to Australia, ostensibly as a private citizen. On arriving in Australia, Hand entered into a business partnership with an Australian national, Frank Nugan. In 1976 they established the Nugan Hand Bank in Sydney (Commonwealth of New South Wales, 1982a, 1982b). The Nugan Hand Bank began as a storefront operation with minimal capital investment, but almost immediately it boasted deposits of over $25 million. The rapid growth of the bank resulted from large deposits of secret funds made by narcotics and arms smugglers and large deposits from the CIA (Nihill, 1982).

In addition to the records from the bank that suggest the CIA was using the bank as a conduit for its funds, the bank’s connection to the CIA and other U.S. intelligence agencies is evidenced by the people who formed the directors and principal officers of the bank, including the following:

Admiral Earl F. Yates, president of the Nugan Hand Bank was, during the Vietnam War, chief of staff for strategic planning of U.S. forces in Asia and the Pacific.

General Edwin F. Black, president of Nugan Hand’s Hawaii branch, was commander of U.S. troops in Thailand during the Vietnam War and, after the war, assistant army chief of staff for the Pacific.

General Erle Cocke, Jr., head of the Nugan Hand Washington, D.C. office.

George Farris worked in the Nugan Hand Hong Kong and Washington, D.C. offices. Farris was a military intelligence specialist who worked in a special forces training base in the Pacific.

Bernie Houghton, Nugan Hand’s representative in Saudi Arabia. Houghton was also a U.S. naval intelligence undercover agent.

Thomas Clines, director of training in the CIA’s clandestine service, was a London operative for Nugan Hand who helped in the takeover of a London-based bank and was stationed at Long Cheng with Michael Hand and Theodore S. Shackley during the Vietnam War.

Dale Holmgreen, former flight service manager in Vietnam for Civil Air Transport, which became Air America. He was on the board of directors of Nugan Hand and ran the bank’s Taiwan office.

Walter McDonald, an economist and former deputy director of CIA for economic research, was a specialist in petroleum. He became a consultant to Nugan Hand and served as head of its Anapolis, Maryland branch.

General Leroy Manor, who ran the Nugan Hand Philippine office, was a Vietnam veteran who helped coordinate the aborted attempt to rescue the Iranian hostages, chief of staff for the U.S. Pacific command, and the U.S. government’s liaison officer to Philippine President Ferdinand Marcos.

On the board of directors of the parent company formed by Michael Hand that preceded the Nugan Hand Bank were Grant Walters, Robert Peterson, David M. Houton, and Spencer Smith, all of whom listed their address as c/o Air America, Army Post Office, San Francisco, California.

Also working through the Nugan Hand Bank was Edwin F. Wilson, a CIA agent involved in smuggling arms to the Middle East and later sentenced to prison by a U.S. court for smuggling illegal arms to Libya. Edwin Wilson’s associate in Mideast arms shipments was Theodore Shackley, head of the Miami, Florida, CIA station. In 1973, when William Colby was made director of Central Intelligence, Shackley replaced him as head of covert operations for the Far East; on his retirement from the CIA William Colby became Nugan Hand’s lawyer.

In the late 1970s the bank experienced financial difficulties, which led to the death of Frank Nugan. He was found dead of a shotgun blast in his Mercedes Benz on a remote road outside Sydney. The official explanation was suicide, but some investigators speculated that he might have been murdered. In any event, Nugan’s death created a major banking scandal and culminated in a government investigation. The investigation revealed that millions of dollars were unaccounted for in the bank’s records and that the bank was serving as a money-laundering operation for narcotics smugglers and as a conduit through which the CIA was financing gun smuggling and other illegal operations throughout the world. These operations included illegally smuggling arms to South Africa and the Middle East. There was also evidence that the CIA used the Nugan Hand Bank to pay for political campaigns that slandered politicians, including Australia’s Prime Minister Gough Whitlam (Kwitny, 1987).

Michael Hand tried desperately to cover up the operations of the bank. Hundreds of documents were destroyed before investigators could get into the bank. Despite Hand’s efforts, the scandal mushroomed and eventually Hand was forced to flee Australia. He managed this, while under indictment for a rash of felonies, with the aid of a CIA official who flew to Australia with a false passport and accompanied him out of the country. Hand’s father, who lives in New York, denies knowing anything about his son’s whereabouts.

Thus, the evidence uncovered by the government investigation in Australia linked high-level CIA officials to a bank in Sydney that was responsible for financing and laundering money for a significant part of the narcotics trafficking originating in Southeast Asia (Commonwealth of New South Wales, 1982b; 1983). It also linked the CIA to arms smuggling and illegal involvement in the democratic processes of a friendly nation. Other investigations reveal that the events in Australia were but part of a worldwide involvement in narcotics and arms smuggling by the CIA and French intelligence (Hougan, 1978; Kruger, 1980; Owen, 1983).

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James,

Thanks for that info on Nugan Hand. I've run across the name several times in the literature, and have been wanting to learn more about it.

On Colby, I've read two things that may be related to his death. One, he was working on a new book, which of course was never completed. Two, I recall reading that he had started working or was going to work for some publication (can't remember which one), in Washington I think, that was critical of Clinton, and this enraged Slick Willie. Can't remember the details or source, but Colby was rather obviously murdered, and he wasn't the only one who got offed during the Clinton years.

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Some Agents at ASIS believe Colby's troubles and his ultimate demise began with the dramas of the Nugan/Hand bank collapse here in Australia. When Frank Nugan was whacked, it began a series of murders where Agency assets running guns into the Middle East and some Sandline guys playing both sides were terminated. It's not a huge stretch that Colby was the last name on a very big hit list.

For a bit of background -

US military and CIA oversaw Far East drug smuggling for 20 years

From "American Society of Criminology" report by William J. Chambliss

...........

Thomas Clines, director of training in the CIA’s clandestine service, was a London operative for Nugan Hand who helped in the takeover of a London-based bank and was stationed at Long Cheng with Michael Hand and Theodore S. Shackley during the Vietnam War.

..........

Also working through the Nugan Hand Bank was Edwin F. Wilson, a CIA agent involved in smuggling arms to the Middle East and later sentenced to prison by a U.S. court for smuggling illegal arms to Libya. Edwin Wilson’s associate in Mideast arms shipments was Theodore Shackley, head of the Miami, Florida, CIA station. In 1973, when William Colby was made director of Central Intelligence, Shackley replaced him as head of covert operations for the Far East; on his retirement from the CIA William Colby became Nugan Hand’s lawyer.

.......................James Richards quoting Chambliss))))))))))))))))

Thank you, Jim.

I always appreciate your posts, good "horse sense"

The rundown you give matches up with what I remember about

Clines, Shackley, Wilson and the Nugan Hand Bank, a big heroin/arms venture.

The high level U.S generals and admirals, though, that is just shocking...

I didn't know Wm. Colby was mixed up with the Nugan Hand Bank.

That is a dangerous crowd.

might explain the canoe ---

What do you know about the 1977 (?) British government dissolving

the liberal Australian administration of Gough (?) ?

James Bamford and others think that was a intelligence thing...

something about the Australian government being hostile

to the big listening post down there...and supposedly the Brits pulled

rank within the Commonwealth and put a governor genral/viceroy

in place, one who would go along with the agencies better.

Am I on the right track with that?

Its not really JFK stuff, but

anything on that or on Wm. Colby please put on this thread.......

Shanet

PS -which twenty years? 1965-1985?

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James you're psychic. I was just reading a pdf I have (44 pages too long to post)on very subject tonight and wondered if Richards had done anything on the topic. weird to see post here. I was led to it by searching old OSS history involving David Bruce and Earl Brennan, from the Tosh posts earlier. Somehow Knights of Malta (Clare Luce was a Dame something btw) led to this subject. Go figure.

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Shanet and Ron,

The Whitlam demise was CIA pure and simple. :rant

This article below offers some explanations for those who are interested. Nugan/Hand may not be directly related to JFK but certain individuals were connected to both. Google searching Nugan/Hand, especially Michael Hand is revealing indeed. This guy tracks back to Shackley and our friends at JM/WAVE.

And yes Shanet, 20 years refers to mid 60's to mid 80's.

Christy: I have never been described as psychic, psychotic maybe. B) Can you elaborate on the Clare Luce connection?

http://www.wakeupmag.co.uk/articles/cia9.htm

James

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James- as usual, great stuff. The Australian CIA coup article link and the Nugan Hand piece really ties together a bunch of loose ends.

What do you think of Tim's pictures of the Classic Marksman over on the triple underpass thread? Is it a shooter, and where exactly is he?

Also. Anybody got anything else on the career and murder of "C" Wm Colby, - the big cheese that spilled the beans?

Shanet

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Colby in fact published his memoirs Honorable Men before he died. This resulted in him being accused of making unauthorized disclosures, and was forced to pay a $10,000 fine in an out-of-court settlement.

http://www.spartacus.schoolnet.co.uk/SScolby.htm

The death of John Arthur Paisley is another one worth looking at. In the 1950s he worked for the CIA loaned him out to the National Security Agency (NSA) where he analyzed the electronic data coming back from Berlin.

Paisley returned to the CIA in 1957 and was placed in charge of the CIA's Electronic Equipment Branch, Industrial Division.

According to Dick Russell, Paisley may have been linked to the decision of Oswald to defect to the Soviet Union. Paisley, who was later appointed as deputy director of the Office of Strategic Research, retired from the CIA in 1974.

On 24th September, 1978, John Paisley, took a trip on his motorized sailboat on Chesapeake Bay. Two days later his boat was found moored in Solomons, Maryland. Paisley's body was found in Maryland's Patuxent River. The body was fixed to diving weights. He had been shot in the head. Police investigators described it as "an execution-type murder". However, officially Paisley's death was recorded as a suicide.

According to the journalist, Victor Marchetti, Paisley knew a great deal about the assassination of JFK and was murdered during the HSCA investigation because he was "about to blow the whistle".

http://www.spartacus.schoolnet.co.uk/JFKpaisley.htm

Another interesting figure is Winston Scott. In 1947 he became the CIA's first station chief in London.

In 1956 he became the CIA's station chief in Mexico where he worked with David Atlee Phillips. It was later revealed that one operation organized by Scott included planting phoney documents on a Cuban official that indicated that one of Castro's ministers was a spy. As a result of this conspiracy four Cuban officials were convicted of treason.

Scott retired in 1969 and set up a company in Mexico City called Diversified Corporate Services. He also wrote a memoir about his time in the CIA. He completed the manuscript, It Came To Late, and made plans to discuss the contents of the book with CIA director, Richard Helms, in Washington on 30th April, 1971.

Winston Scott died on 26th April, 1971. No autopsy was performed, and a postmortem suggested he had suffered a heart attack.

Michael Scott (his son) told Dick Russell that James Angleton took away his father's manuscript. Angleton also confiscated three large cartons of files including a tape-recording of the voice of Oswald. Michael Scott was also told by a CIA source that his father had not died from natural causes.

Michael Scott eventually got his father's manuscript back from the CIA. However, 150 pages were missing. Chapters 13 to 16 were deleted in their entirety. In fact, everything about his life after 1947 had been removed on grounds of national security.

http://www.spartacus.schoolnet.co.uk/JFKscottW.htm

Another figure worth looking at is William Sullivan. The main figure in the FBI involved in the Executive Action project, he was shot dead near his home in Sugar Hill, New Hampshire, on 9th November, 1977. Sullivan had been scheduled to testify before the HSCA.

http://www.spartacus.schoolnet.co.uk/JFKsullivan.htm

An inquest decided that he had been shot accidentally by fellow hunter, Robert Daniels, who was fined $500 and lost his hunting license for 10 years. Daniels was the son of a state policeman.

At the time of his death Sullivan was working on a book with journalist Bill Brown about his experiences with the FBI. The Bureau: My Thirty Years in Hoover's FBI was published posthumously in 1979. The book was highly critical of both Hoover and LBJ. However, I suspect, if he lived, he might have had more to say about the JFK assassination. According to an article in The Washingtonian Magazine (June 1974) Sullivan was that many insiders believed he was “Deep Throat”.

Sullivan was one of six top FBI officials who died in a six month period in 1977. Others who were due to appear before the committee who died included Louis Nicholas, special assistant to Hoover and his liaison with the Warren Commission; Alan H. Belmont, special assistant to Hoover; James Cadigan, document expert with access to documents that related to death of JFK; J. M. English, former head of FBI Forensic Sciences Laboratory where Oswald's rifle and pistol were tested and Donald Kaylor, FBI fingerprint chemist who examined prints found at the assassination scene.

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I’ve always wondered how, if Sullivan was assassinated, the conspirators could arrange for an apparently innocent teenager to shoot him accidentally while out hunting. I’ve come across an interesting description of how it was done in chapter 16 of Richard E. Sprague’s online book The Taking of America. (This Sprague was a consultant to the HSCA, not the Richard A. Sprague who briefly headed it.) Since Sprague cites no sources for this account of Sullivan’s death, it can’t be accepted as truth and Sprague should at least explain to the reader where it came from. But that said, it does provide a scenario as to how it might have been done. (The PCG referred to is what Sprague calls the Power Control Group).

“William Sullivan was eliminated by a clever, but simple technique. The PCG agents who killed him knew about his hunting haunts in New England. They also knew about a teenage son of a state policeman living near Sullivan's country place who liked to hunt in the same area. Two of them intercepted Sullivan early one morning as he set out for a walk in the woods. They shot him with a deer rifle and took his body to a spot in the woods where they knew the boy would be. They carried a decoy inflated to the shape resembling a deer and probably acted like one. The boy shot at him and thought he hit a deer. The agents dropped Sullivan's body at that spot and left. They accidentally left the pair of gloves one of them was wearing. The boy went over to the spot in the early morning semi-darkness, found Sullivan's body, and thought he had killed him by mistake. He still thinks so. There was no investigation and no questions asked.

“Why was Sullivan killed? As mentioned before, William Sullivan was J. Edgar Hoovers' right hand man in charge of Division Five, the FBI's clandestine domestic operation that included an assassination squad. Every likelihood exists that Hoover ordered Sullivan's division to kill King and that Sullivan used Frenchy/Raoul and Jack Youngblood to do the job. Sullivan was also due to meet with the Select Committee within a day or two after the day he was shot. Whether he would have talked or not probably makes little difference. The PCG couldn't take the chance.”

http://www.ratical.org/ratville/JFK/ToA/ToAchp16.html

I have come across references before to Division Five of the FBI that included an assassination squad. Does anyone know if this is a myth, or is there any credible source or sources that there has ever been a Division Five for bumping people off?

Ron

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Thank you for reminding me about Richard E. Sprague's interesting book.

http://www.spartacus.schoolnet.co.uk/JFKspragueE.htm

Sprague also had some interesting information about the death of Mary Jo at Chappaquiddick.

The Power Control Group faced up to the Ted Kennedy and Kennedy family problem very early. They used the threat against the Kennedy children's lives very effectively between 1963 and 1968 to silence Bobby and the rest of the family and friends who knew the truth. It was necessary to assassinate Bobby in 1968 because with the power of the presidency he could have prevented the Group from harming the children. When Teddy began making moves to run for president in 1969 for the 1972 election, the Group decided to put some real action behind their threats. Killing Teddy in 1969 would have been too much. They selected a new way of eliminating him as a candidate. They framed him with the death of a young girl, and threw sexual overtones in for good measure.

Here is what happened according to Robert Cutler's (You the Jury - 1974) analysis of the evidence. The Group hired several men and at least one woman to be at Chappaquiddick during the weekend of the yacht race and the planned party on the island. They ambushed Ted and Mary Jo after they left the cottage and knocked Ted out with blows to his head and body. They took the unconscious or semi-conscious Kennedy to Martha's Vineyard and deposited him in his hotel room. Another group took Mary Jo to the bridge in Ted's car, force fed her with a knock out potion of alcoholic beverage, placed her in the back seat, and caused the car to accelerate off the side of the bridge into the water. They broke the windows on one side of the car to insure the entry of water; then they watched the car until they were sure Mary JO would not escape.

Mary Jo actually regained consciousness and pushed her way to the top of the car (which was actually the bottom of the car - it had landed on its roof) and died from asphyxiation. The group with Teddy revived him early in the morning and let him know he had a problem. Possibly they told him that Mary JO had been kidnapped. They told him his children would be killed if he told anyone what had happened and that he would hear from them. On Chappaquiddick, the other group made contact with Markham and Gargan, Ted's cousin and lawyer. They told both men that Mary JO was at the bottom of the river and that Ted would have to make up a story about it, not revealing the existence of the group. One of the men resembled Ted and his voice sounded something like Ted's. Markham and Gargan were instructed to go the the Vineyard on the morning ferry, tell Ted where Mary JO was, and come back to the island to wait for a phone call at a pay station near the ferry on the Chappaquiddick side.

The two men did as they were told and Ted found out what had happened to Mary JO that morning. The three men returned to the pay phone and received their instructions to concoct a story about the "accident" and to report it to the police. The threat against Ted's children was repeated at that time.

Ted, Markham and Gargan went right away to police chief Arena's office on the Vineyard where Ted reported the so-called "accident." Almost at the same time scuba diver John Farror was pulling Mary JO out of the water, since two boys who had gone fishing earlier that morning had spotted the car and reported it.

Ted called together a small coterie of friends and advisors including family lawyer Burke Marshall, Robert MacNamara, Ted Sorenson, and others. They met on Squaw Island near the Kennedy compound at Hyannisport for three days. At the end of that time they had manufactured the story which Ted told on TV, and later at the inquest. Bob Cutler calls the story, "the shroud." Even the most cursory examination of the story shows it was full of holes and an impossible explanation of what happened. Ted's claim that he made the wrong turn down the dirt road toward the bridge by mistake is an obvious lie. His claim that he swam the channel back to Martha's Vineyard is not believable. His description of how he got out of the car under water and then dove down to try to rescue Mary JO is impossible. Markham and Gargan's claims that they kept diving after Mary JO are also unbelievable.

The evidence for the Cutler scenario is substantial. It begins with the marks on the bridge and the position of the car in the water. The marks show that the car was standing still on the bridge and then accelerated off the edge, moving at a much higher speed than Kennedy claimed. The distance the car travelled in the air also confirms this. The damage to the car on two sides and on top plus the damage to the windshield and the rear view mirror stanchion prove that some of the damage had to have been inflicted before the car left the bridge.

The blood on the back and on the sleeves of Mary JO's blouse proves that a wound was inflicted before she left the bridge. The alcohol in her bloodstream proves she was drugged, since all witnesses testified she never drank and did not drink that night. The fact that she was in the back seat when her body was recovered indicates that is where she was when the car hit the water. There was no way she could have dived downward against the inrushing water and moved from the front to the back seat underneath the upside-down seat back.

The wounds on the back of Ted Kennedy's skull, those just above his ear and the large bump on the top indicate he was knocked out. His actions at the hotel the next morning show he was not aware of Mary JO's death until Markham and Gargan arrived. The trip to the pay phone on Chappaquiddick can only be explained by his receiving a call there, not making one. There were plenty of pay phones in or near Ted's hotel if he needed to make a private call. The tides in the channel and the direction in which Ted claimed he swam do not match. In addition it would have been a superhuman feat to have made it across the channel (as proven by several professionals who subsequently tried it).

Deputy Sheriff Christopher Look's testimony, coupled with the testimony of Ray LaRosa and two Lyons girls, proves that there were two people in Ted's car with Mary Jo at 12:45 pm. The three party members walking along the road south toward the cottage confirmed the time that Mr. Look drove by. He stopped to ask if they needed a ride. Look says that just prior to that he encountered Ted's car parked facing north at the juncture of the main road and the dirt road. It was on a short extension of the north-south section of the road junction to the north of the "T". He says he saw a man driving, a woman in the seat beside him, and what he thought was another woman lying on the back seat. He remembered a portion of the license plate which matched Ted's car, as did the description of the car. Markham, Gargan and Ted's driver's testimony show that someone they talked to in the pitch black night sounded like Ted and was about his height and build.

None of the above evidence was ever explained by Ted or by anyone else at the inquest or at the hearing on the case demanded by district attorney Edward Dinis. No autopsy was ever allowed on Mary JO's body (her family objected), and Ted made it possible to fly her body home for burial rather quickly. Kennedy haters have seized upon Chappaquiddick to enlarge the sexual image now being promoted of both Ted and Jack Kennedy. Books like "Teddy Bare" take full advantage of the situation.

Just which operatives in the Power Control Group at the high levels or the lower levels were on Chappaquiddick Island? No definite evidence has surfaced as yet, except for an indication that there was at least one woman and at least three men, one of whom resembled Ted Kennedy and who sounded like him in the darkness. However, two pieces of testimony in the Watergate hearings provide significant clues as to which of the known JFK case conspirators may have been there.

E. Howard Hunt told of a strange trip to Hyannisport to see a local citizen there about the Chappaquiddick incident. Hunt's cover story on this trip was that he was digging up dirt on Ted Kennedy for use in the 1972 campaign. The story does not make much sense if one questions why Hunt would have to wear a disguise, including his famous red wig, and to use a voice-alteration device to make himself sound like someone else. If, on the other hand, Hunt's purpose was to return to the scene of his crime just to make sure that no one who might have seen his group at the bridge or elsewhere would talk, then the disguise and the voice box make sense.

The other important testimony came from Tony Ulasewicz who said he was ordered by the Plumbers to fly immediately to Chappaquiddick and dig up dirt on Ted. The only problem Tony has is that, according to his testimony, he arrived early on the morning of the "accident", before the whole incident had been made public. Ulasewicz is the right height and weight to resemble Kennedy and with a CIA voice-alteration device he presumably could be made to sound like him. There is a distinct possibility that Hunt and Tony were there when it happened.

The threats by the Power Control Group, the frame-up at Chappaquiddick, and the murders of Jack and Bobby Kennedy cannot have failed to take their toll on all of the Kennedys. Rose, Ted, Jackie, Ethel and the other close family members must be very tired of it all by now. They can certainly not be blamed for hoping it will all go away. Investigations like those proposed by Henry Gonzalez and Thomas Downing only raised the spectre of the powerful Control Group taking revenge by kidnapping some of the seventeen children.

It was no wonder that a close Kennedy friend and ally in California, Representative Burton, said that he would oppose the Downing and Gonzalez resolutions unless Ted Kennedy put his stamp of approval on them. While the sympathies of every decent American go out to them, the future of our country and the freedom of the people to control their own destiny through the election process mean more than the lives of all the Kennedys put together. If John Kennedy were alive today he would probably make the same statement.

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First time poster so I apologize in advance for any redundant coments I may offer. Just for some backround on William Colby that I found interesting:

During WWII he volunteered for the 99th Battalion (seperate), a special unit of Norwegian speaking Americans. They were to participate in "Operation Plough" (sabotage actions in Norway). About 100 members of this unit would join the OSS including Major Colby.

As the War in Europe ended Colby was involved in OSS "Operation Rype" in the Trondelag area of Norway near the border with Sweden. His original unit (99th Battalion) was sent to Norway to deal with the repatriation of 375,000 Germans and the return of German held POW's to the Soviet Union.

The interesting tidbit: When Colby came in from the cold (literally) he would have been welcomed by members of his former unit. By this time the 99th had been merged into the 474th Infantry Regiment commanded by Col. Edwin Anderson Walker. Would this be the only time their paths would cross?

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John, Tim, James and other members:

I Just Found a huge web site dedicated to Colby, The MK/ULTRA and various

CIA excesses. It was put together by the son of Frank Olson, who died

from the MK/ULTRA experiments. It contains the article "The man who knew too much" and many of Colby's actual CIA files, and much more:

(the 1953 CIA assassination handbook is particularly rich):

http://www.frankolsonproject.org/Contents.html

Shanet

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