Gene Kelly Posted January 3, 2020 Share Posted January 3, 2020 I belive that Veciana was duplicitous, and I wouldn't put much stock in what he states. That said, its not too difficult to connect the dots between Lobo, United Fruit, Dulles and Phillips. One of the largest companies with sugar holdings in Cuba during 1957-1959 was the United Fruit Company ... important at the time to Secretary of State John Foster Dulles and his brother, Allen Dulles ... both on the United Fruit payroll for nearly four decades (that's a long time). Cromwell and Sullivan had seats on the board of directors of United Fruit. And in 1958, Julio Lobo, the “Cuban Sugar King”, employed Veciana as comptroller in his finance company, Banco Financiero. It's difficult to ignore those associations. In August 1973, Veciana was indicted for cocaine possession, convicted of drug trafficking in July 1974, and served 27 months. The CIA helped put him away. I'd be interested in why he was railroaded in this fashion ... someone was clearing the playing field, and sending a message. The purported attempts on Veciana's life seem overly dramatic and perhaps staged. Upon his release in February 1976, he starting conveniently "singing" to Fonzi and Schweiker's Committee. His story about meeting "Bishop" with Oswald has always seemed too pat, and good to be true (imho). Then there are the HSCA revelations about one Colonel Samuel G. Kail ... purportedly an Army military attaché in Havana. Kail was a West Point graduate, and military intelligence, but assumed to be a "functionary" of the CIA (whatever that is). Lieutenant Kail was awarded a Silver Star for his exploits in Korea. He told the HSCA "I assume that CIA pays our bills" but he also received a CIA legion of Merit Award. That is why I belive the distinction between CIA and military is not clear and a moot point. According to Bill Kelly, colonels are the highest ranking officers on the battlefield – what the snipers call a High Priority Target – guys who take their insignia off before going out in the open. They are the - Go To guys the Generals personally give instructions and orders and they’re the ones responsible for seeing those orders are carried out. On the chess board, the Colonels are Bishops, Rooks and Knights and capable of maneuvering and striking from different directions and distances. I belive that Kail was also referred to as Col. William Bishop. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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