John Bevilaqua Posted May 31, 2009 Share Posted May 31, 2009 While James Jesus Angleton was, now doubt an interesting character, is it possible that the more interesting story begins with "the sins of the father"--James Hugh Angleton?Much has been written about JJ, but little about his father who apparently got him into the business. Of what has been written about James Hugh Angleton, there appears to be some conflict. Will the real James Hugh Angleton and Carmen Mercedes Moreno Angleton please step forward? In Jefferson Morley's Our Man in Mexico: Winston Scott and the Hidden History of the CIA, Morley states, in relevant part, "[James Jesus Angleton's] grandfather had founded National Cash Register Company, whose machines rang up the surpluses of the American Dream. His father, Hugh Angleton, built NCR into a multinational corporation." Morley, Jefferson Michael Holzman, however, describes Hugh Angleton as beginning "his business career ina Horatio Alger vein. There are stories of muleback cash register deliveries to isolated fronteir towns, and with the boom and the modernization of the 1920s--a gradual rise through the National Cash Register Company ranks, first to sales manager and then to a vice presidency for international operations in Dayton (ca. 1927). [end note omitted] In 1933 he went to Italy to inspect the NCR operations there, liked what he saw, and--in lieu of a promotion--bought the Italian franchise from the company, moving his family to Milan in December 1933, when their eldest son was sixteen ." Holzman, Michael. James Jesus Angleton, The CIA, & The Craft of Counterintelligence (University of Massachusetts Press Amherst 2008) p. 9. Tom Mangold describes much of the same beginning for Hugh Angleton in Cold Warrior at page 31 of that book. Additionally, there appears to be some varying accounts of James Jesus Angleton's mother, and what her family background was. For example, quoting Cicely Angleton, Tom Mangold states that his grandmother, "lived in poverty." Mangold, Cold Warrior, p. 32 Mangold further states that his mother "had no schooling." Mangold, Cold Warrior, p. 32 In an article written comparing the movie The Good Shepard to the real life of James Jesus Angleton, author Pete Earley describes his mother as belonging "to an aristocratic Mexican family." see, http://www.trutv.com/library/crime/terrori...shepherd/4.html Why all of the discrepancies in this man who was the father of one of the world's most [in]famous spies? Are these discrepancies of Hugh Angleton's own making, or is this the JJ we all know and love playing the game that he played so well? Tom Mangold also stated that James Hugh Angleton was quite Fascist in his views: "...he was very friendly with the Mussolini fascists both before and during World War II." And I have found evidence that Jim Angleton's father, Wickliffe Draper's uncle, George Otis Draper, William F. Buckley's father and a young Charles Willoughby himself all rode in John Pershing's cavalry after Pancho Villa into New Mexico as part of the Buckley family attempts to recover lost Mexican oil properties. And when Gen. Bonner Fellers sent supposedly encoded and encrypted information back to Italy about Montgomery's troop movements back to Italy they were most likely processed by a young James Angleton who promptly forwarded them on to the Desert Fox, Rommel. Hitler once called Fellers in fact a fellow Nazi, "...our best source of information." Then later Richard Condon, 1959, writes about Fellers, Angleton, GLK Smith, Buckley, Jordan, Morris, MacArthur, Oliver and others in The Manchurian Candidate calling them all basically Nazis under their sheepskin outer layers. And THAT, my friend is how I solved the mystery of the Assassination of JFK. Quod Est Demonstratum. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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