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AFA 4: Terpil, Wilson & Company

Part 1 47:33 | Part 2 47:36 | Part 3 47:30 | Part 4 47:30 | Part 5 41:20
(Recorded August 21, 1984)

Covering the numerous and varied activities of the notorious “ex” CIA operatives Frank Terpil and Edwin Wilson, this program centers largely on the pair’s activities training and equipping some of the world’s most notorious “left-wing” terrorists. Mohammar Khadafy’s terrorist cadre, the Red Brigades and Carlos the Jackal were allegedly among the recipients of Wilson and Terpil’s expertise.

Although they supposedly performed as renegades, they claimed that their activities supportive of “left” terror were performed at the bequest of U.S. intelligence. This program presents information which bolsters this contention. Many of the people and elements discussed in this broadcast later figured prominently in the Iran-Contra scandal.

Program Highlights Include: the group’s use of active-duty Green Berets to train Khadafy’s terrorists; Ed Wilson’s operation of Task Force 157, an intelligence operation that spawned the Nugan Hand Bank (a CIA-connected bank that laundered drug and arms deal profits); Wilson’s role in brokering shipments of U.S. arms to Egypt; Eyewitness substantiation of the duo’s connection to Carlos the Jackal; the role of former CIA officials Theodore Shackley and Thomas Clines in Terpil and Wilson’s activities; the untimely deaths of numerous witnesses to, or participants in, the pair’s operations; Wilson’s past operations for CIA, including the Bay of Pigs project and the U-2 spy plane; Wilson’s alleged role in procuring explosives for the assassination of Orlando Letelier; Wilson’s connections to Republican kingmaker Robert Keith Gray; allegations of connections between Terpil and a drug-smuggling gang known as “The Company;” Terpil’s claims that drug profits from the above-mentioned Nugan Hand Bank sustained U.S. electronic surveillance facilities in Australia; statements from former U.S. intelligence officers that the Terpil-Wilson operations in Libya were, indeed, officially sanctioned; allegations that a “tame CIA insider” deflected Congressional inquiries into Terpil and Wilson’s activities; Libyan strongman Khadafy’s bankrolling of the Paladin Group, a fascist mercenary organization; a Latin-American assassination consortium known as “Operation Condor.”


3 comments for “AFA 4: Terpil, Wilson & Company”

  1. Edwin Wilson dies.


    Apparently this savage spent his last years living in the same city I live in, Seattle.

    Had I known, I would have done everything in my power to find him, detain him, and obtain information, using the CIA’s methods.

    Posted by R. Wilson | September 23, 2012, 1:08 am
  2. Dave,

    In the news it is being reported that Ed Wilson passed away at the age of 84.

    Thanks for heroicly sounding the alarm on the elements behind Terpil, Wilson and Company for so long and so well.

    You have been so spot on in your analysis in this area for thirty plus years. Thank you.

    Posted by George Karnazes | September 23, 2012, 6:13 am
  3. The latest machinations of Robert Keith Gray.

    Article will not post when I include link, which is at hawaiireporter (dot) com slash obama-lifestyle-criticized-as-royal-author-documents-presidential-vacations-staffing-as-costing-1-4-billion-annually/123

    Obama Lifestyle Criticized as ‘Royal’: Author Documents Presidential Vacations, Staffing as Costing $1.4 Billion Annually

    BY MALIA ZIMMERMAN – President Barack Obama and his family have taken a $4 million vacation in Kailua, Hawaii, each Christmas, since 2008, courtesy of the nation’s taxpayers.

    According to a new book – “Presidential Perks Gone Royal” –by Author Robert Keith Gray, Hawaii Reporter’s investigation into the vacation expenses on the island of Oahu merely scratches the surface of the $1.4 billion the taxpayers spend in just one year for transportation, housing, staffing, security and entertainment for President Obama and first family.

    Gray, who worked within the White House under three presidents and had close ties with two more, notes that while other presidents have taken advantage of perks, the amount of money spent on the first family has risen substantially under the Obama administration, and must be brought under control.

    Gray also notes the inequity of taxpayer dollars being spent by Obama for his re-election effort by using Air Force One to travel between campaign stops.

    Some of the examples of presidential perks that are highlighted in Gray’s book:

    There are 26 cabin crewmembers and five chefs on Air Force One.

    The president’s dog gets its own high-paid staffer, who is always on duty, paid an annual salary of $102,000 last year.

    On at least one airline flight, Bo the dog and his handler were only passengers aboard.

    The president has a full-time movie projectionist in the White House theater who sleeps at the White House and is on duty 24 hours a day in case anyone needs to see a movie.

    First Lady Michelle Obama spent more than 42 days on vacation in one year with security, travel and accommodations paid for by taxpayers.

    And because the president can appoint high-paid staffers without Senate confirmation, Obama has 469 senior staffers and 43 “czars.”

    226 are paid more than $100,000 a year, and 77 are paid as much as $172,000 per year.

    In 2009, Gray said the military payroll at Camp David was $8 million and were put there serve the First Family and its guests.

    “The British spent $57.8 Million on its royal family last year. We Americans spent nearly $2 Billion housing, transporting, entertaining, staffing, our First Family and paying a hefty portion of the president’s campaign expenses,” Gray said.

    Gray notes that responsible citizens want the President to be “safe, comfortable and happy” but he maintains the “unchecked growth of out-of control perks, bestowed on this duly elected official without oversight by any individual or governing body, are a dangerous surrender of the democratic process because the seated president has a virtually insurmountable re-election advantage over his opponent.”

    Gray said what he discovered during his research for this book led him to view the Obama lifestyle and administration as “our presidency going royal.”

    Gray asks: “With our current president’s billion- dollar lifestyle, can we reasonably expect a president to identify with the real-world problems of his citizens, when tens of millions of them are currently unemployed?”

    Posted by R. Wilson | November 3, 2012, 6:29 pm

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