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Daniel Ellsberg and the CIA

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COMMENT: With the major motion pic­ture “The Post” gar­ner­ing atten­tion and acco­lades, and with CIA asso­ciate Daniel Ells­berg (of Pen­ta­gon Papers fame) tour­ing to flog his new book, we felt it appro­pri­ate to fill in some blanks about Ells­berg. (Ells­berg leaked the Pen­ta­gon Papers, which were then pub­li­cized by The New York Times, as well as The Wash­ing­ton  Post, both very close­ly linked to the CIA.)

As dis­cussed in FTR #978, among oth­er pro­grams, we not­ed that the Pen­ta­gon Papers were them­selves “sec­ond-lev­el” cov­er-up, false­ly main­tain­ing that there was con­ti­nu­ity from the Kennedy admin­is­tra­tion to the John­son admin­is­tra­tion with regard to Viet­nam war pol­i­cy.

Dou­glas Valen­tine has writ­ten exten­sive­ly about the U.S. nation­al secu­ri­ty estab­lish­ment. Best known for his sem­i­nal work on the Phoenix pro­gram in Viet­nam, he has recent­ly pub­lished The CIA as Orga­nized Crime.

In his recent vol­ume, Valen­tine notes Daniel Ells­berg’s long-stand­ing links to the CIA and the inability/unwillingness of what he calls “The Com­pat­i­ble Left” to talk about St. Ells­berg’s con­nec­tions to Lan­g­ley.

This under­scores why Mr. Emory has, for so long, referred to the “so-called pro­gres­sive sec­tor.”

1.   The CIA as Orga­nized Crime by Dou­glas Valen­tine; Clar­i­ty Press [SC]; Copy­right 2017 by Dou­glas Valen­tine; ISBN 978–0‑9972870–2‑8; pp. 31–32.

 . . . . Peter Dale Scott had also been mar­gin­al­ized as a result of his 1972 book, The War Con­spir­a­cy, and his 1993 book Deep Pol­i­tics and the Death of JFK. Peter sup­port­ed me, and a few years after the Phoenix book was pub­lished, I men­tioned to him that I was writ­ing an arti­cle, based on my inter­views with Scot­ton and Conein, about Ells­berg’s deep polit­i­cal asso­ci­a­tion with the CIA. Peter is Ells­berg’s friend, and even though the arti­cle had the poten­tial to embar­rass Ells­berg, he arranged for me to inter­view him. Peter gave me Ells­berg’s num­ber and I called at a pre-arranged time. And the first thing Ells­berg said to me was, “You can’t pos­si­bly under­stand me because you’re not a celebri­ty.” . . . .

2.   The CIA as Orga­nized Crime by Dou­glas Valen­tine; Clar­i­ty Press [SC]; Copy­right 2017 by Dou­glas Valen­tine; ISBN 978–0‑9972870–2‑8; pp. 32–33.

 . . . . I expe­ri­enced the same thing [mar­gin­al­iza­tion by what Mr. Emory calls “the so-called pro­gres­sive sec­tor”] when I wrote my arti­cle about Ells­berg. No one on the Amer­i­can left would pub­lish it. Even­tu­al­ly, Robin Ram­say pub­lished it in Lob­ster mag­a­zine in Great Britain. The arti­cle was titled “The Clash of the Icons” and demon­strat­ed that Ells­berg and Al McCoy [the author of The Pol­i­tics of Hero­in in South­east Asia—D.E.] held con­tra­dic­to­ry posi­tions about the CIA’s rela­tion­ship with drug traf­fick­ers in Viet­nam.” McCoy accused CIA offi­cers Ed Lans­dale and Lou Conein of col­lab­o­rat­ing with Cor­si­can drug smug­glers in 1965, at the same time Ells­berg was work­ing close­ly with them. But when I inter­viewed him, Ells­berg insist­ed that these CIA offi­cers were not involved in the drug traf­fic, despite over­whelm­ing evi­dence to the con­trary. . . .

3.   The CIA as Orga­nized Crime by Dou­glas Valen­tine; Clar­i­ty Press [SC]; Copy­right 2017 by Dou­glas Valen­tine; ISBN 978–0‑9972870–2‑8;p. 33.

 . . . . Main­tain­ing Ells­berg’s image is most­ly a busi­ness deci­sion, because Ells­berg is what the Mafia calls “a mon­ey-mak­er.” If one of these Com­pat­i­ble Left media out­lets has Ells­berg talk at a peace con­fer­ence it’s spon­sor­ing, a hun­dred fans will pay cash to see him. The Com­pat­i­ble Left is a busi­ness ven­ture that’s depen­dent on the cap­i­tal­ist soci­ety with­in which it oper­ates. At the same time, Ells­berg is a sym­bol of the illu­sion that change is pos­si­ble with­in the sys­tem. He calls for reform, yes, and like the Com­pat­i­ble Left, he backs many impor­tant pro­gres­sive pro­grams. But more impor­tant­ly, by  cov­er­ing up his own CIA con­nec­tions, he’s reas­sur­ing the bour­geoisie that sub­scribes to these media out­lets that every­thing they assume about their lead­ers is right. And that’s how sym­bol­ic heroes mis­lead the way. . . .

4.   The CIA as Orga­nized Crime by Dou­glas Valen­tine; Clar­i­ty Press [SC]; Copy­right 2017 by Dou­glas Valen­tine; ISBN 978–0‑9972870–2‑8; pp. 33–34.

 . . . . But there are no heroes, and sys­tem does­n’t work for every­one, like it rewards Amy Good­man at Democ­ra­cy Now! Or like it rewards [Glenn] Green­wald and [Jere­my] Scahill [of Pierre Omid­yar’s Inter­cept].

If Ells­berg were to reveal the CIA’s secrets, he would no longer have the same reas­sur­ing effect on the lib­er­al bour­geoisie. So his spon­sors nev­er men­tion that he had an affair with the mis­tress of a Cor­si­can drug smug­gler in Saigon. That’s not in the book or the movie. He denies his CIA bud­dies were involved in the drug trade, even though they were. He won’t talk about the CIA war crimes he wit­nessed or the con­tra­dic­tions of cap­i­tal­ism. . . .

Discussion

6 comments for “Daniel Ellsberg and the CIA”

  1. Great tid­bit Mr. Emory. Was it not Mort Saul that said the thing about left­ists is they have so few heroes and so few vic­to­ries that they will give their alle­giance to any fak­er that comes their way. They love Ells­berg, Assange, Green­wald, Snow­den, CIA shills while bash­ing good pub­lic offi­cials like JFK, RFK, and FDR. Great stuff as always Mr. Emory. Thanks.

    Posted by Darren Delgado | January 15, 2018, 6:04 pm
  2. Bra­vo Mr. Emory call­ing out Ells­berg! Not only was Daniel Ells­berg an imme­di­ate sub­or­di­nate to Maj. Gen. Edward G. Lans­dale (a posi­tion that was lat­er occu­pied by Lt. Col. Oliv­er North, ho-ho!), but Mr. Ells­berg was also one of those RAND Cor­po­ra­tion ana­lysts in the late fifties who was apply­ing game-the­o­ry to tac­ti­cal nuclear war­fare and sub­mit­ting reports to war-crim­i­nals like Gen. Cur­tis Lemay that there were “winnable solu­tions” to a nuclear exchange.

    Inter­est­ing enough, in late 1964, Mr. Ells­berg also served in the Pen­ta­gon with spe­cial assis­tant to the Assis­tant Sec­re­tary of Defense for Inter­na­tion­al Secu­ri­ty Affairs John T. McNaughton (Robert S. McNa­ma­ra’s clos­est advi­sor) and RAND Cor­po­ra­tion regent Thomas C. Schelling. In 1950, both Mr. McNaughton and Mr. Schelling worked “Euro­pean Pay­ments Union” under the Mar­shall Plan. Not only is it a known fact that Mar­shall Plan funds were being siphoned into covert action pro­grams like “Schnez-Truppe”, “Oper­a­tion Glad­io” and “Oper­a­tion Blood­stone”, but the chief pub­lic rela­tions offi­cer to the Mar­shall Plan from 1949 to 1954 was SS-Ober­sturm­fuhrer Dr. Gus­tav Adolf Son­nen­hol!

    Dur­ing World War II, SS Lt. Dr. Son­nen­hol served in Switzer­land with SS-Ober­sturm­führer Hans-Chris­t­ian Daufeldt and Dr. Count Christoph von Dön­hoff. All three act­ed as liai­son offi­cers between the Chief of Amt VI, SS-Brigade­führer und Gen­eral­ma­jor der Polizei Wal­ter Friedrich Schel­len­berg and the Swiss Direc­tor of the OSS Allen Welsh Dulles.

    And if to not make the sin­is­ter per­son­al­i­ties that rubbed shoul­ders with Mr. Ells­berg in late 1964 even stranger, counter-insur­gency gurus Sir Robert Grainger Ker Thomp­son and Roger Hils­man Jr. both served under Mr. McNaughton in the Pen­ta­gon right along­side Ells­berg! Roger Hils­man was the man who, along with William Averell Har­ri­man, Michael Vin­cent For­re­stal, Walt Whit­man Ros­tow and McGe­orge “Odin” Bundy, ille­gal­ly draft­ed and trans­mit­ted the infa­mous “Cable 243” on 24 August 1963, autho­riz­ing Lt. Col. Lucien Emile Conein the go-ahead to assas­si­nate South Viet­namese pres­i­dent Ngo Dinh Diem on 2 Novem­ber 1963.

    Of course the shenani­gans did not stop there, for on 1 Feb­ru­ary 1973, Charles Wen­dell “Chuck” Col­son, spe­cial coun­sel to Pres­i­dent Nixon, and Chief of Covert Action for the CIA’s Domes­tic Oper­a­tions Divi­sion, Everette Howard Hunt Jr., had both draft­ed a fake cable impli­cat­ing Pres­i­dent Kennedy in the assas­si­na­tion of South Viet­nam’s Pres­i­dent Diem!

    Strange bed­fel­lows Daniel Ells­berg finds him­self with. And yet, he is still a dandy for the mass-con­sumer polit­i­cal left. Psy-ops, any­one?

    Posted by Robert Ward Montenegro | January 25, 2018, 7:23 pm
  3. @Robert Ward Mon­tene­gro and Dar­ren Del­ga­do–

    Darren–Mort Sahl also observed that “the CIA staffs the left. They don’t have to wor­ry about the right–that takes care of itself.”

    Robert–Bravo to you, sir! A home­work assign­ment:

    At your ear­li­est con­ve­nience, would you pro­vide some doc­u­men­tary sources for peo­ple to check out r.e. the Rogue’s Gallery you have detailed for us.

    Ells­berg is an oink, oink. He comes from a long breed­ing line, obvi­ous­ly.

    Best,

    Dave

    Posted by Dave Emory | January 26, 2018, 3:53 pm
  4. Hah-hah! You’re not the only one giv­ing me home­work assign­ments, Mr. Emory (I’m cur­rent­ly a full-time stu­dent with six class­es, two of them his­to­ry cours­es, hence my delay in respond­ing). Any-hoo…
    Cat­e­gor­i­cal­ly, these are some of my sources for your audi­ence, as per my pre­vi­ous state­ments about Mr. Ells­berg:
    1. The Lans­dale-Ells­berg con­nec­tion can be found in a NPR Boston (wbur 90.9) inter­view dat­ed 17 Jan­u­ary 2018 with Max Boot (senior fel­low for Nation­al Secu­ri­ty Stud­ies at the Coun­cil on For­eign Rela­tions) about his book called, “The Road Not Tak­en: Edward Lans­dale and the Amer­i­can Expe­ri­ence in Viet­nam.” (I have read the book, and though it is well-struc­tured and filled with inter­est­ing tid-bits, it is a 768-page apol­o­gist-piece, mak­ing Lans­dale seem like he was a voice of rea­son when it came to the inter­nal affairs of Pen­ta­gon Viet­nam pol­i­cy mak­ing. Plus the about half-way thru the book, the author calls Col. Leroy Fletch­er Prouty’s claims about the JFK assas­si­na­tion “men­tal­ly unsta­ble”). Here is a link to the NPR inter­view: http://www.wbur.org/onpoint/2018/01/17/the-road-not-taken-in-vietnam (and for those lis­ten­ers of Mr. Emory’s pro­gram that need visu­al ref­er­ences, the first thing you see on this link is a pho­to of Gen. Lans­dale and Ells­berg in con­fer­ence with each oth­er in Saigon, 1965, dis­cussing the terms of a peace­ful resolve in Viet­nam, no doubt).

    2. The evi­dence for Daniel Ells­berg hav­ing a hand for bring­ing about the end of the world, cour­tesy a nuclear holo­caust, well this comes from his own mouth. In a 4 Decem­ber 2017 pro­mo­tion piece, Slate.com states the fol­low­ing about the first chap­ter of Daniel Ellsberg’s book called, “The Dooms­day Machine: Con­fes­sions Of A Nuclear War Plan­ner” (a book I have not read).

    Slate.com report­ed the fol­low­ing: “…by the time of Strangelove’s release, in ear­ly 1964, Ells­berg had been work­ing for three years, off and on, as an assis­tant to Sec­re­tary of Defense Robert McNa­ma­ra. When he first took that job, at the start of John F. Kennedy’s term in office, Ells­berg sent a memo to the Joint Chiefs of Staff, under McNamara’s sig­na­ture, ask­ing how many peo­ple would die if the Unit­ed States unleashed its full nuclear strike. The answer came back in a memo for the president’s eyes only, though a few oth­ers, includ­ing Ells­berg, saw it: between 275 mil­lion and 325 mil­lion in the USSR and Chi­na. ‘This piece of paper should not exist,’ Ells­berg remem­bers think­ing when he looked at the sin­gle-sheet memo. ‘It depict­ed evil beyond any human project ever. … From that day on, I have had one over­rid­ing life pur­pose: to pre­vent the exe­cu­tion of any such plan.’ Ells­berg and sev­er­al oth­er assistants—McNamara’s ‘whiz kids,’ they were called, most of them also from RAND—did much to change the nuclear war plan. They direct­ed the mil­i­tary to insti­tute “lim­it­ed options,” so the pres­i­dent could attack Rus­sia with­out also attack­ing Chi­na, or attack Russ­ian mil­i­tary tar­gets with­out also attack­ing Russ­ian cities…”

    Clear­ly Daniel Ells­berg, as one of Her­man Kahn’s cronies and Robert McNamara’s assis­tant, was ful­ly aware of all the Eisen­how­er-JFK-John­son-era Pen­ta­gon plans to end mankind, and he went along with it. Here is the Slate.com link: http://www.slate.com/articles/arts/books/2017/12/the_doomsday_machine_daniel_ellsberg_s_sobering_new_memoir_about_life_as.html

    3. To under­stand the Ells­berg-McNaughton-Schelling-Son­nen­hol-Dulles con­nec­tion requires equal parts lin­guis­tic inter­po­la­tion, men­tal acro­bat­ics and a brass set of “huevos”. Per­tain­ing to Mar­shall Plan con­nec­tions between Nazi intel­li­gence agents, cov­et action and Daniel Ells­berg con­sid­er the fol­low­ing sources. In the book “The Lim­its of Inter­ven­tion: How Viet­nam Pol­i­cy was Made–and Reversed–During the John­son Admin­is­tra­tion” by Townsend Hoopes, the fol­low­ing infor­ma­tion is cit­ed about John Theodore McNaughton: “…Head­ing ISA in 1965 was Assis­tant Sec­re­tary of Defense John T. McNaughton, a lanky intense, bril­liant Har­vard law pro­fes­sor who had won his gov­ern­men­tal spurs since 1961, first as Deputy Assis­tant Sec­re­tary for Arms Con­trol (in ISA), and then as Gen­er­al Coun­sel of the Defense Depart­ment. In the for­mer capac­i­ty he had pro­vid­ed high­ly val­ued assis­tance to Ambas­sador Har­ri­man in plan­ning and nego­ti­at­ing the 1963 Test Ban Treaty. In an ear­li­er gov­ern­men­tal incar­na­tion, fol­low­ing study at Oxford on a Rhodes schol­ar­ship, he worked in the Mar­shall Plan orga­ni­za­tion in Paris for two years before return­ing home to run unsuc­cess­ful­ly for Con­gress in 1952…” (pg. 35, Hoopes).

    In this one para­graph, we see that Mr. McNaughton was a top admin­is­tra­tor to the Mar­shal Plan, then slumped neck deep into the Defense Depart­ment. His posi­tion as W. Averell Harriman’s top advi­sor should not be down­played either, as we shall see. Con­tin­u­ing with Hoopes’ account: “…he (McNaughton) had been there (ISA) some six months, hav­ing suc­ceed­ed William Bundy the pre­vi­ous sum­mer. Bundy had moved across the riv­er to become Assis­tant Sec­re­tary of State for Far East­ern Affairs, replac­ing the depart­ing Roger Hils­man…” (pgs. 35–36, Hoopes).

    Like a benev­o­lent shell game, John McNaughton is dynam­i­cal­ly shuf­fled from one top exec­u­tive com­mand posi­tion to anoth­er, always in the mist of anoth­er key intel­li­gence asset, like career spooks William Put­nam “Bill” Bundy and Roger Hils­man Jr., both key play­ers in Viet­nam pol­i­cy mak­ing and covert action.

    I should note that the author I am cit­ing, Townsend Wal­ter Hoopes II, was no push-over: Hoopes was pres­i­dent Johnson’s Under Sec­re­tary of the Air Force dur­ing the esca­lat­ing years of the Indochi­nese con­flict (1967 to 1969) and pre­vi­ous­ly a senior staff aide to Sec­re­taries of Defense James Vin­cent For­re­stal, George Catlett Mar­shall Jr. and Robert Aber­crom­bie Lovett! Quite the career, but who would expect any­thing less from a Rus­sell Trust Asso­ci­a­tion mem­ber (Mr. Hoopes was a “Bones­men” class of 1944, ho-ho). Of course, Mr. Hoopes con­nec­tions do not stop there, for a 1 July 1971 Between Pres­i­dent Nixon and Spe­cial Coun­cil Charles Col­son revealed the Nixon nev­er believed Daniel Ells­berg was the “Pen­ta­gon Papers” whistle­blow­er: Nixon told Col­son he knew it was Townsend Hoops and he want­ed to try him in the high­est courts pos­si­ble! The actu­al Nixon-Col­son phone con­ver­sa­tion can be heard on this link: http://prde.upress.virginia.edu/content/nixon_1971_telephone_tapes

    As for Thomas Schelling, The Uni­ver­si­ty of Mary­land, School of Pub­lic Pol­i­cy direc­to­ry has his gov­ern­men­tal ser­vice dates list­ed with the fol­low­ing entries: “…The U. S. Bureau of the Bud­get, 1945–46; The Mar­shall Plan in Copen­hagen and Paris, 1948 to 1950; The White House and Exec­u­tive Office of the Pres­i­dent, 1951–1953. Asso­ciate Pro­fes­sor and Pro­fes­sor of Eco­nom­ics, Yale Uni­ver­si­ty, 1953–58; Senior Staff, The RAND Cor­po­ra­tion, 1958–59; Pro­fes­sor of Eco­nom­ics…”

    Not much more needs to be said there. Here is the link to that infor­ma­tion: https://web.archive.org/web/20070703115122/http://www.puaf.umd.edu/facstaff/faculty/SchellingCV.htm

    And as for SS-Ober­sturm­fuhrer Dr. Gus­tav Adolf Son­nen­hol and his con­nec­tions to Allen Dulles and the Mar­shall Plan, one needs to only ask the CIA! The Nation­al Archives has a CIA dossier (that can be accessed here: https://www.cia.gov/library/readingroom/docs/SONNENHOL,%20GUSTAV%20ADOLF_0016.pdf) on Dr. Son­nen­hol list­ed with the head­ing “Chief, Divi­sion I (Finan­cial and Eco­nom­ic Ques­tions of Devel­op­ment), Fed­er­al Min­istry for Eco­nom­ic Coop­er­a­tion”. The fol­low­ing para­graph states: “Min­is­te­rialdirek­tor Gustaf-Adolf Son­nen­hol, a mem­ber of the Free Demo­c­ra­t­ic Par­ty (FDP), was appoint­ed head of Divi­sion I (Finan­cial and Eco­nom­ic Ques­tions of Devel­op­ment Aid) of the new­ly-cre­at­ed Fed­er­al Min­istry for Eco­nom­ic Coop­er­a­tion in April 1962. He returned to Bonn from Paris, where he had served about four years as deputy head of the West Ger­man del­e­ga­tion to the Orga­ni­za­tion for Eco­nom­ic Coop­er­a­tion and Devel­op­ment (OECD, for­mer­ly the Orga­ni­za­tion for Euro­pean Eco­nom­ic Coop­er­a­tion — OEEC).” …

    …this is impor­tant, for the first Sec­re­tary-Gen­er­al of the Organ­i­sa­tion for Euro­pean Eco­nom­ic Co-oper­a­tion (OEEC) was Robert Ernest Mar­jolin. Mr. Mar­jolin was a mem­ber of a front orga­ni­za­tion for the CIA called the “Amer­i­can Com­mit­tee on Unit­ed Europe” (ACUE). Formed in 1948, the first ACUE com­mit­tee mem­bers were Office of Strate­gic Ser­vices (OSS) com­man­der William Joseph Dono­van as ACUE chair­man and Allen Welsh Dulles and Gen­er­al Wal­ter Bedell “Bee­tle” Smith (both future CIA direc­tors) as his exec­u­tive liai­son offi­cers! ACUE received mil­lions of dol­lars in fund­ing from the Rock­e­feller and Ford foun­da­tions for the express pro­pose of pro­vid­ing a front for covert oper­a­tions (think Oper­a­tion Glad­io). To fur­ther expound on this con­nec­tion between the CIA and ACUE, please refer this 19 Sep­tem­ber 2000 by The Tele­graph enti­tled “Euro-fed­er­al­ists financed by US spy chiefs” (link to arti­cle: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/europe/1356047/Euro-federalists-financed-by-US-spy-chiefs.html). The Tele­graph arti­cle also states that “…The head of the Ford Foun­da­tion, ex-OSS offi­cer Paul Hoff­man, dou­bled as head of ACUE in the late Fifties.”

    Anoth­er inter­est­ing con­nec­tion of Paul Gray Hoff­man can be gleamed on the Bio­graph­i­cal Dic­tio­nary of Sec­re­taries-Gen­er­al of Inter­na­tion­al Orga­ni­za­tions pro­vid­ed by Rad­boud Uni­ver­si­ty (which can be found at this link: http://www.ru.nl/publish/pages/816038/hoffman-pg-19january2015-mar15.pdf ). Accord­ing to the Paul Hoffman’s bio­graph­i­cal exploits, “…Ear­ly in 1942 Hoff­man and Hen­ry Luce of Time-Life orga­nized a finan­cial­ly suc­cess­ful Unit­ed Chi­na Relief cam­paign to raise mon­ey for this Allied part­ner…” So, Mr. Hoff­man was a mem­ber of that old “Chi­na Lob­by” crowd that was always bad-mouthing the UN, even though their chief archi­tect (Hoff­man) was “…Man­ag­ing Direc­tor of the Unit­ed Nations Spe­cial Fund 1959–1965 and first Admin­is­tra­tor of the Unit­ed Nations Devel­op­ment Pro­gramme (UNDP) 1966–1972…”!?

    … con­tin­u­ing with the CIA doc­u­ment on Dr. Son­nen­hol: “…served as an offi­cer in the Hitler Youth…joined the SA in 1930 and the NSDAP in 1931, and act­ed as train­ing speak­er for the par­ty and the Nation­al Social­ist Stu­dents’ League (NSD­StB) as well as Direc­tor of the For­eign Divi­sion of the NSD­StB…” “…He received his doc­tor­ate in law in 1935 and was employed as a court offi­cial in Cologne until 1939, when he joined the SS. Appoint­ed liai­son offi­cial between the Secu­ri­ty Ser­vice (SD) of the SS and the For­eign Office in June 1939, he was assigned to Paris in July 1940…” (It should be not­ed that the Nazi’s chief for­eign intel­li­gence agent in the Unit­ed States in 1941 was Baron Kon­stan­tin von May­dell, George de Mohrenschildt’s cousin, ho-ho!)

    “…he remained in Paris until Jan­u­ary 1942 and was report­ed­ly respon­si­ble for form­ing the French sec­tion of the SD…” (future CIA agent Niko­laus “Klaus” Bar­bie moved to France from Ams­ter­dam in 1942!)

    “…After serv­ing briefly in Casablan­ca dur­ing Jan­u­ary 1942, he was trans­ferred to Tang­i­er on a pro­pa­gan­da assign­ment and remained there until the Ger­man Con­sulate was closed in June 1944. Return­ing to Berlin, he was assigned to Inland Divi­sion II (Inter­nal Affairs) of the For­eign Office and report­ed­ly had some con­nec­tion with the inves­ti­ga­tions of per­sons accused of tak­ing part in the abortive 20 July 1944 plot to assas­si­nate Hitler. In Novem­ber 1944, he was trans­ferred to Gene­va, where he was sus­pect­ed of engag­ing in espi­onage and intel­li­gence activ­i­ties. He was expelled from Switzer­land in June 1945…”

    Now, this last para­graph is of supreme impor­tance: Dr. Son­nen­hol was involved in the inves­ti­ga­tion of “Oper­a­tion Valkyrie” and was expelled from Gene­va for Sicher­heits­di­enst espi­onage activ­i­ties while he was Chief of Inter­nal Affairs for the Reich For­eign Min­istry office?! To under­stand the sig­nif­i­cance of these state­ments, one can turn to an incred­i­bly dif­fi­cult book to find in Eng­lish, writ­ten by researcher Dr. Sebas­t­ian von Weitkamp called “Brown Diplo­mats: Horst Wag­n­er and Eber­hard von Thad­den as offi­cials of the ‘Final Solu­tion’”. Page 491 of the book rough­ly states (sor­ry, my Ger­man is not that good) the fol­low­ing, “…Son­nen­hol was at the war in Gene­va togeth­er with SS-Ober­sturm­führer Hans-Chris­t­ian Daufeldt, (born 1908 in Kap­peln) and Count Christoph Dön­hoff (born July 27, 1906 in Friedrich­stein, 1992), broth­er of Mar­i­on Count­ess Dön­hoff, rep­re­sen­ta­tive of the secu­ri­ty ser­vice of the Reichs­führer ‑SS…”

    Oper­a­tion Valkyrie plot­ter Dr. Hans Bernd Gise­vius found refuge in Switzer­land by the hands of OSS agents Mary Ban­croft and Allen Dulles. And this was facil­i­tat­ed with the help of Dr. Son­nen­hol, SS-Ober­sturm­führer Hans-Chris­t­ian Daufeldt and Dr. Count Christoph von Dön­hoff, all imme­di­ate sub­or­di­nates of Wal­ter Schel­len­berg! Allen Dulles, using the code-name “Agent 110”, was the mas­ter­mind of the assas­si­na­tion attempt on Adolf Hitler, using the future head of the Mar­shall Plan as his point man between the SS and the anti-Hitler reac­tionar­ies with­in the Reich Gen­er­al Staff!

    The final para­graph of Dr. Sonnenhol’s CIA bio states the fol­low­ing, “…as a mem­ber of Min­istry for Eco­nom­ic Coop­er­a­tion del­e­ga­tions, Son­nen­hol par­tic­i­pat­ed in bilat­er­al talks on coor­di­na­tion of devel­op­ment aid pro­grams in the Unit­ed King­dom in Feb­ru­ary 1963, in France in March 1963, and in the Unit­ed States in Sep­tem­ber 1963; he has also rep­re­sent­ed the Fed­er­al Repub­lic at meet­ings of the OECD Devel­op­ment Assis­tance Com­mit­tee (DAC). In Decem­ber, 1964 he informed US Embassy offi­cials in Bonn that he had been select­ed to head an inter-gov­ern­men­tal work­ing group on the Keban-Euphrates dam to be built in Syr­ia. Accord­ing to 1963 infor­ma­tion, Son­nen­hol is a sup­port­er of EDP Bun­destag deputy Ernst Achen­bach, who had advo­cat­ed the FDP’s adop­tion of mil­i­tary poli­cies with­out regard to the bal­ance of pay­ments prob­lems of the Allies and the acqui­si­tions of nuclear weapons by West Ger­many with French help…”

    SO, it is a con­firmed fact now, thanks to the CIA’s own doc­u­ments, that Dr. Son­nen­hol was hob­nob­bing in late 1963 on Cap­i­tal Hill as a rep­re­sen­ta­tive of the West Ger­man gov­ern­ment as a mem­ber of the OECD Devel­op­ment Assis­tance Com­mit­tee (DAC), the same OECD that act­ed as a front for the “Amer­i­can Com­mit­tee on Unit­ed Europe” CIA covert oper­a­tions com­mit­tees! At the same time, he is active­ly iden­ti­fied as a sup­port­er of Ernst Achenbach’s (Mr. Achen­bach was leader of all Jew­ish depor­ta­tion pro­grams in Vichy-France and post-war lob­by­ist for “Gehlen Org” agent Dr. Franz Alfred Six) ille­gal acqui­si­tions of nuclear weapons for West Ger­many. And of course, Dr. Son­nen­hol is also fart­ing around Syr­ia while his for­mer col­lege in the Reich For­eign Office, Franz Rademach­er (cre­ator of the Jew­ish “Mada­gas­car Plan”) is work­ing in Syr­ia as an agent of the Bun­desnachrich­t­en­di­enst!

    It should be not­ed that the Supreme Com­man­der of all NATO ground forces in 1963 was Oper­a­tion Valkyrie par­tic­i­pant Nazi Gen­er­al Hans Spei­del. His adju­tant in the Pen­ta­gon in 1963 was Nazi Gen­er­al Adolf Heusinger, who from 1961 to 1964 was Chair­man of the NATO Mil­i­tary Com­mit­tee in Wash­ing­ton, D.C.! And accord­ing to a 14 May 2014 Der Spiegel report enti­tled “Nazi Vet­er­ans Cre­at­ed Ille­gal Army”, both Gen­er­al Spei­del and Gen­er­al Heusinger were com­man­ders of a Glad­io-esque forty-thou­sand strong clan­des­tine army called “Schnez-Truppe” com­plete­ly con­trolled by Nazi Gen­er­als Albert Schnez and Rein­hard Gehlen!

    And of course, in late 1963, the Chief of Oper­a­tion Blood­stone, (the state department’s covert recruit­ment of Waf­fen-SS per­son­al for assas­si­na­tion oper­a­tions in Rus­sia) Frank Gard­ner Wis­ner is work­ing in the Pen­ta­gon! And Wisner’s replace­ment in the CIA, Richard McGar­rah Helms (the CIA liai­son to the War­ren Com­mis­sion) was Rein­hard Gehlen’s coun­ter­part in 1946 in charge of recruit­ing the “Gehlen Org” agents!

    4. If not to seal this cast of goons and spooks even clos­er to each oth­er, in terms of the “Cable 243” assas­si­na­tion plans against South Viet­namese pres­i­dent Ngo Dinh Diem, on page 106 of the book “The Col­or of Truth: McGe­orge and William Bundy, Broth­ers in Arms: A Biog­ra­phy” by Kai Bird, we find Bundy took a posi­tion at the Coun­cil on For­eign Rela­tions in New York to study Mar­shall Plan aid to Europe. The study group includ­ed Dwight Eisen­how­er, Allen Dulles, Richard M. Bis­sell Jr. and George Ken­nan. The group’s delib­er­a­tions were sen­si­tive and secret, deal­ing as they did with the clas­si­fied fact that there was a covert side to the Mar­shall Plan, by which the CIA used cer­tain funds to aid anti-com­mu­nist groups in France and Italy!
    So McGe­orge “Odin” Bundy, the man that ordered the stand-down of air-sup­port dur­ing the Bay of Pigs Inva­sion and draft­ed the Cable 243 assas­si­na­tion orders against Pres­i­dent Kennedy’s wish­es, was front and cen­ter for the fund­ing of all covert actions (“Schnez-Truppe”, “Oper­a­tion Glad­io” and “Oper­a­tion Blood­stone”) in Europe, using the Mar­shall Plan as a front orga­ni­za­tion. And in terms of covert action and the Mar­shall Plan admin­is­tra­tors, accord­ing to a 28 June 1971 Time Mag­a­zine report enti­tled “Cov­er Sto­ry: Pen­ta­gon Papers: The Secret War”, (the link can be found here http://www.cnn.com/ALLPOLITICS/1996/analysis/back.time/9606/28/index.shtml ) the fol­low­ing infor­ma­tion is gleamed about John Theodore McNaughton (Daniel Ellsberg’s Pen­ta­gon supe­ri­or), “…PROVOCATION PLANS. Although the option appar­ent­ly was nev­er exer­cised, secret doc­u­ments indi­cate that U.S. plan­ners were seri­ous­ly con­sid­er­ing pro­vok­ing the North Viet­namese into attack­ing U.S. units so that an open retal­ia­to­ry air attack could be made against the North, a key esca­la­tion of the con­flict. The step would be a pre­lude to sus­tained air strikes against the North. A Pen­ta­gon ‘Plan of Action For South Viet­nam,’ draft­ed by McNaughton in Sep­tem­ber 1964, pro­posed actions that ‘should be like­ly at some point to pro­voke a mil­i­tary response [and] the pro­voked response should be like­ly to pro­vide good ground for us to esca­late if we wished.’ He sug­gest­ed that the down­ing of any U.S. recon­nais­sance plane over the North by U‑2 air­craft would be an appro­pri­ate inci­dent…”
    Clear­ly, Daniel Ells­berg was a key plan­ner to esca­lat­ing the con­flict in Indochi­na to a full-scale war, as was his boss Mr. McNaughton, to the point of advo­cat­ing the down­ing of a U‑2 spy plane as an excuse for esca­la­tion! Where have we heard that before? U.S. Air­force Cap­tain Fran­cis Gary Pow­ers and the U.S.-Soviet Paris Peace Sum­mit 1960? Or maybe U.S. Air Force Major Rudolf Ander­son Jr. and the Cuban Mis­sile Cri­sis in 1962?
    Same game plan, dif­fer­ent play­ers? Not quite. The Deputy Direc­tor of the CIA dur­ing the 1960 U‑2 cri­sis was Unit­ed States Air Force Gen­er­al Charles Pearre Cabell, broth­er to Dal­las Texas May­or and Lyn­don John­son con­fi­dant Ear­le Cabell. Ear­le Cabell was recent­ly pos­i­tive­ly iden­ti­fied by Russ Baker’s “Whowhatwhy.org” site as being a CIA asset! (a link is pro­vid­ed here https://whowhatwhy.org/2017/08/02/dallas-mayor-jfk-assassination-cia-asset/ ).
    In con­gru­ent fash­ion, the Deputy Direc­tor of the CIA dur­ing the 1962 U‑2 cri­sis was Unit­ed States Army Lieu­tenant Gen­er­al Mar­shall Sylvester Carter (I should note the CIA Inspec­tor Gen­er­al under Mar­shall Carter is John S. Ear­man Jr., the CIA com­man­der in charge of “Oper­a­tion Blood­stone”), broth­er to Lyn­don Johnson’s chief cam­paign advi­sor, Clifton Craw­ford Carter! And just like Ear­le Cabell, Clifton C. Carter had an intel­li­gence back­ground! On pages 90 and 91 in Richard Smith’s “OSS: The Secret His­to­ry of Amer­i­ca’s First Cen­tral Intel­li­gence Agency”, the fol­low­ing rev­e­la­tions are made, “…The roy­al­ist forces were not with­out their sup­port­ers in the OSS. Like Bour­goin, “Prince” Serge Obolen­sky, in charge of the OSS Ital­ian Operation’s Groups at Brin­disi, pre­ferred to work with the SIM. When he left for Lon­don in April, he passed along his roy­al­ist con­tacts to his suc­ces­sor, Rus­sell Liv­er­more, a promi­nent New York attor­ney, for­mer Repub­li­can leg­is­la­tor, and close friend of Donovan’s. The OSS com­mand in Italy had also passed to a Badoglio admir­er, Colonel Clifton C. Carter, the son of a West Point pro­fes­sor, and a pro­fes­sion­al offi­cer with impor­tant polit­i­cal con­nec­tions (his broth­er Mar­shall was a per­son­al aide to the Army Chief of Staff). Carter and his sec­ond-in-com­mand, Major J.H. Angle­ton, an expa­tri­ate busi­ness­man who owned a sub­sidiary of the Nation­al Cash Reg­is­ter Com­pa­ny in Milan, held fre­quent meet­ings with Badoglio…” pgs. 90–91, Smith.
    SO, the CIA’s Chief of Counter Intel­li­gence, James Jesus Angle­ton (con­troller of USMC Sgt. Lee Har­vey Oswald’s 201-file), was son to a man who report­ed direct­ly to Lyn­don Johnson’s chief polit­i­cal aide, Col. Clifton C. Carter?! And he had a broth­er who was not only LBJ’s CIA Deputy Direc­tor, Lt. Gen. Mar­shall S. Carter, but who was sec­ond-in-com­mand to the entire Mar­shall Plan aid pro­gram?! And let’s not for­get, OSS Col. Carter report­ed direct­ly to White Russ­ian Prince Serge Obolen­sky, broth­er-in-law to William Vin­cent Astor, an inti­mate friend of pres­i­dent Franklin Delano Roo­sevelt, who asked him to over­see OSS oper­a­tions in the Man­hat­tan offices of Rock­e­feller Cen­ter (Oper­a­tion Under­world or British Secu­ri­ty Co-ordi­na­tion any­one?)
    So, let’s review, Daniel Ells­berg rubbed shoul­ders in the Pen­ta­gon with the Unit­ed States’ pre­mier covert action oper­a­tives dai­ly such as Maj. Gen. Edward G. Lans­dale, John T. McNaughton, Thomas C. Schelling, Sir Robert Grainger Ker Thomp­son, Roger Hils­man Jr., William Averell Har­ri­man, Michael Vin­cent For­re­stal, Frank Gard­ner Wis­ner, Walt Whit­man Ros­tow, McGe­orge “Odin” Bundy, Gen., mad­men try­ing to start World War III like Cur­tis Lemay, Her­man Kahn and Robert McNa­ma­ra and “for­mer Nazis” such as Dr. Gus­tav Adolf Son­nen­hol Gen­er­al Hans Spei­del and Gen­er­al Adolf Heusinger? And Mr. Ells­berg was front row cen­ter to some of the most nefar­i­ous ille­gal provo­ca­tions against the Amer­i­can pub­lic (such as OPLAN 34‑A) and the world at large. Oink-oink indeed Mr. Emory.

    Posted by Robert Montenegro | February 5, 2018, 2:27 am
  5. Bra­vo, Robert!

    See­ing efforts such as this makes all the work I have done for close to forty years worth­while!

    I hope oth­er users of this web­site will delve at greater length
    into the for­mi­da­ble effort you have shared with us.

    And you have done all of this, while car­ry­ing a six-course aca­d­e­m­ic load!

    Again, bra­vo!

    Best,

    Dave Emory

    Posted by Dave Emory | February 5, 2018, 3:09 pm
  6. Well, I am hum­bled to inter­face in any capac­i­ty with your efforts Mr. Emory (got any more assign­ments, ho-ho!). I must say, used your Anti-Fas­cist Archives (AFA 37) show, “How the Unit­ed States Lost the Sec­ond World War” as a tem­plate on at least four research projects in school over the past three semes­ters (all “A’s” I might add)!

    And it should be stat­ed just once, that the AFA 37 broad­cast, (even though it took me a month to fin­ish lis­ten­ing to it) is prob­a­bly the most impor­tant piece of radio com­men­tary ever pro­duced.

    It would be most incum­bent for all of your fol­low­ers to lis­ten to it like yes­ter­day!

    http://spitfirelist.com/anti-fascist-archives/rfa-37-how-the-united-states-lost-the-second-world-war/

    Peace!

    Robert Mon­tene­gro

    Posted by Robert Montenegro | February 5, 2018, 6:30 pm

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