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Another Bush administration attack on freedom of the press.

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April 19, 2006 -- Bush administration wants to confiscate Jack Anderson's papers. In one of the most dramatic examples of the fascism of the Bush regime, Scott Shane is reporting in today's New York Times that the FBI is seeking access to the papers of the late investigative journalist Jack Anderson. Over his long career Anderson amassed some 200 boxes of papers. The FBI believes that among Anderson' papers are classified documents leaked to the journalist by government sources over his long career. The Bush regime's draconian desire to confiscate Anderson's papers comes after it began reclassifying documents held by the National Archives and Records Administration. Some of the affected documents were from the administration of Bush's father and Ronald Reagan and involved Iran-Contra and CIA assassination plots (including those during the CIA directorship of George H. W. Bush). Anderson's papers also reportedly include documents on Iran-Contra and other Bush family scandals. Anderson's papers are being sorted for cataloging by George Washington University's Gellman Library in Washington, DC, which also houses the non-government National Security Archives. Chillingly, the FBI maintains that any classified documents in Anderson's papers collection are the property of the U.S. government. These include secret grand jury testimonies from the Watergate trials of top Nixon officials.

Anderson and Drew Pearson, his predecessor as editor of "Washington Merry-Go-Round," one of the most popular and insightful political columns in the history of American journalism, earned the wrath of successive administrations for uncovering a number of scandals, including Watergate-related abuses by the Nixon administration, that shook Washington's political elite.

FBI seeks access to Anderson's papers: reportedly the papers are a treasure trove of information that is potentially embarrassing to three generations of Bushes and the CIA.

Other subjects of Anderson's investigations include the CIA's and the Mafia's involvement in the assassination of President John F. Kennedy and murder of Lee Harvey Oswald, CIA plots to kill Fidel Castro, Howard Hughes' links to Richard Nixon and the CIA, the involvement of the CIA and ITT/Harold Geneen/Dita Beard in the coup against Chile's Salvador Allende, George H. W. Bush's role with anti-Castro Cubans in the contract assassination of former Chilean Foreign Minister Orlando Letelier and Roni Moffit in Washington, DC in 1976, the role of George H. W. Bush in the "October Surprise" plot against Jimmy Carter in 1980, terrorist bombing of a Cubana Airlines Boeing 707 off of Barbados in 1976 and the helicopter bombing assassinations of Panama's President Omar Torrijos and Ecuador's President Jaime Roldos Aguilera in 1981, the Keating Five scandal that includes embarrassing information about GOP 2008 front runner for President -- Senator John McCain, and a plot by Watergate chief "plumber" G. Gordon Liddy to assassinate the muckraking Washington journalist.

Jack Anderson's and Drew Pearson's Washington "Merry-Go-Round" is the investigative journalism gold standard for which this on-line publication strives to emulate. Our new format is an attempt to widen our reading audience and make our archived information more available. However, we are also faced with a limited budget. But Jack Anderson wrote about this dilemma in his 1973 book, The Anderson Papers:

"Unquestionably, the way an investigative reporter is compelled to operate is an imperfect system of newsgathering. Sometimes the sources do not have all the details. Sometimes the jigsaw pieces of information do not form a complete picture and the missing pieces are buried too deeply. Investigative reporters must work without the power of subpoena. They lack the money and manpower that the government can marshal to counter their efforts. The authority to classify embarrassing facts, the ability to shut off channels of information, the power to intimidate sources who could tell the truth - all these are on the side of the government.

It is not altogether surprising, therefore, that investigative reporters do not always get all the facts. They can uncover enough hidden scraps, however, to cast light on a blunder or an embarrassment or a scandal that the people in power had conspired to conceal. If our society was as free and open as it should be, and if government officials fully subscribed to their oaths to protect the public interest, there would be little difficulty in quickly establishing the truth. But officials all too often cover up the facts and then lie to the public."
 

It is clear that the Bush regime is using the FBI to remove from public scrutiny documents that could prove very embarrassing to Poppy Bush. Linking Bush the Elder to acts of terrorism (for which there is no statute of limitations) and murder will further ensure the demise of the Bush political dynasty. For that reason, Anderson's papers are a prized catch for the Bush Crime Family. The FBI is laughably claiming that Anderson's papers are needed to ferret out leakers in the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC)-Pentagon espionage investigation. However, the Larry Franklin-Keith Weismann-Steve Rosen espionage story broke long after Anderson retired from active investigative journalism. However, it is quite possible that Anderson's papers contain information about high-level Israeli intelligence moles in the Reagan administration and that these may have some bearing on a recent Israeli request to trade jailed Israeli spy Jonathan Pollard for imprisoned Palestinian leader Marwan Barghouti. However, such a deal would inflame the already demoralized US intelligence community and Anderson's papers may include evidence about the severe damage that Pollard and his likely compatriots in the Reagan administration did to U.S. national security. If a deal for Pollard's release is in the works, some US intelligence officers want Israeli nuclear scientist Mordecai Vanunu released from house arrest in Israel and be allowed to move to the United States. Vanunu is reportedly well aware of Israel's secret program to illegally obtain nuclear materials with the help of agents of influence in the United States, Western Europe, Soviet Union, and South Africa. Some of these same networks -- run by Israeli-Russian crime syndicates -- continue to exist today and were used by Iran and Pakistan to successfully obtain nuclear materials and components.

In any case, the FBI's attempt to seize Anderson's papers marks another dark day in the history of a free press in America and should send a numbing chill through the spines of every American journalist.

Ed. Note: The FBI maintains that classified information is the property of the United States government. This is to inform the FBI that classified and other limited distribution documents in my possession are part of my professional personal papers and will remain so far as I am able to keep them secured. However, the FBI is clearly floating the trial balloon of confiscating personal papers of journalists and researchers, dead or alive. If this is the next gambit of the Bush fascists to crush an independent press in the United States -- and it appears to be so -- I am offering to make copies of my private papers available to a legitimate academic research institution or library outside the jurisdiction of the United States for safekeeping and the future use of researchers, journalists, and authors.



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Re: Bush administration wants to confiscate Jack Anderson's papers
« Reply #1 on: April 19, 2006, 08:46:52 PM »
Jack Anderson is a classic example of the bogus "left/right" paradigm.

He was an old-fashioned muckraker who sought to ferret out lies and malfeasance, wherever he found 'em.

"And that's a good thing"  --  Martha Stewart

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Re: Bush administration wants to confiscate Jack Anderson's papers
« Reply #2 on: April 20, 2006, 05:07:54 PM »
Yeh, although he's legendary in journalism circles he probably wouldn't be able to get a job with the MSM nowadays.  He'd be blogging on the internet much to the consternation of the government.

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Re: Bush administration wants to confiscate Jack Anderson's papers
« Reply #3 on: April 20, 2006, 10:53:05 PM »
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Yeh, although he's legendary in journalism circles he probably wouldn't be able to get a job with the MSM nowadays.  He'd be blogging on the internet much to the consternation of the government.

Yeah.  Fuck the Mainstream Media.  95% of it (in the U.S.) is owned/controlled by persons belonging to the Council on Foreign Relations.  A brainwashing mechanism.

I couldn't write for the MSM.  Got hired by the Salt Lake Tribune in 1991 and quit within a week (kept my Press Card, tho...which came in handy at times over the next decade).  Was lucky enough to find a super-cool, hands-off publisher in Salt Lake City, of Utah Holiday magazine, and created stories, went after leads/interviews, from '92-93 (published a wicked satire on then-newly elected U.S. Senator Robert Bennett, who had been the chief of PR for Howard Hughes and who I interviewed at his campaign headquarters before the election.  Was sure that one was gonna get spiked, but the owner--a woman--thought it was hysterical, and went ahead with it.  Got featured a 5-page, glossy spread in the same magazine--beautifully typeset and with illustrations of mashed cigarette butts, of my novel Wisdom's Maw.  The section included the Hell's Angels, Hunter S. Thompson, a fictionalized Ken Kesey, author Aldous Huxley, all dropping acid and engaging in intrigue and High Weirdness out in Death Valley, California.)

I'll never get that kind of freedom again.  & which is why I use the Web and self-publish.

Don't need no steenkin' Managing Editor.
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« Reply #4 on: April 21, 2006, 09:42:00 AM »
Some folow-up on this developing situation from Heneghan at Cloak & Dagger.

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IDENTIFY THE ENEMIES OF
HE AMERICAN REVOLUTIONIN THE 21st CENTURY

WITH TOM HENEGHAN

APRIL 21, 2006

BREAKING NEWS:

F.B.I. now in possession of the late Jack Anderson's secret list. It lists 75 names of American media whores on British-Yiddish BOX payroll passing U.S. military secrets onto foreign governments aka U.K., Israel and Red China. This latest revelation is part of the overall Fitzgerald/Franklin Grand Jury sweep.

Sources close to the inquiry investigation allege current employees of FOX NEWS are the major culprits. Major media names that can be released include BOB WOODWARD of the Washington Post, Morton Kondrake of Fox News plus Mike Wallace, formerly of CBS News 60 Minutes and stooge son Chris Wallace of Fox News.

More names to be release as the situation warrants.

How Dare You, You Tyrants and Conspiratorial Kings.

This now dovetails to new Bushfraud White House scandal. JOEL KAPLAN soon-to-be new White House staff member has been fingered as the lynchpin of the GESTAPO style attack on the Dade County election board in the Year 2000 Presidential Florida Recount. Kaplan has been tagged as courier aka bagman creating the Florida-Gate 2000 pro-Bushfraud slushfund. Bribe money used to coordinate Pro-Bush media coverage during the Year 2000 Florida recount aka coup d'etat. The bribe money has now been linked to Sun Cruise Casino's Jack Abramoff and Riggs and Crozier Bank. Kaplan MOSSAD agent also helped orchestrate espionage activity against Bill Daley campaign chairman at the time for duly-elected PRESIDENT ALBERT GORE JR. (plus 700,000 votes nationwide).

P.S. How many of these media stooges on the JACK ANDERSON secret list are recipients of Florida-Gate 2000 bribes. Call the Tony Snow offshore trust. Call Mike Barnicle at the Boston Herald and ask for Spring training Red Sox tickets in Florida.

P.P.S. - Did JEB BUSH order the assassination of Gus Bolinos, Sun Cruise Casino owner because he had discovered that his gambling ship was being used as a money laundry of currency linked to coup d' etat 2000 and what was to become the 9/11 script linked to the Venice Florida flight school. For confirmation call NICK BERG currently at Tel Aviv University. Prime Students include CHANDRA LEVY.

Source: http://www.cloakanddagger.de/

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Re: Bush administration wants to confiscate Jack Anderson's papers
« Reply #5 on: May 01, 2006, 03:41:08 PM »
More on Anderson's Israel/AIPAC connection...

FBI's Israel Interests in Columnist's Files Detailed

Professor Says Agents Sought Names of Reporters for Anderson Who Were Close to Nation or AIPAC

By Walter Pincus | Washington Post Staff Writer
Tuesday, April 25, 2006; A08

FBI agents last month sought the identities of pro-Israel reporters who had worked for columnist Jack Anderson or were close to the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) when they asked to look through the late journalist's files, according to Mark Feldstein, director of the journalism program at George Washington University.

The agents asked Feldstein, a former journalist who is writing a book about Anderson, for the material as part of the criminal prosecution of Steven J. Rosen and Keith Weissman, two former AIPAC lobbyists who were indicted last August on charges of violating the 1917 Espionage Act by receiving and transmitting national defense information.

Feldstein said he was called on March 2 by an FBI agent who asked for a meeting to talk about something "too sensitive" to discuss on an open telephone line. Feldstein already knew that the FBI had been unsuccessful in getting access to Anderson's files from the Anderson family after the columnist's death in December.

Feldstein, a former intern of Anderson's who is writing about the columnist's major exposes during the Nixon years, has had access to the roughly 200 boxes of material since they were delivered to the university by the Anderson family.

When the FBI interview took place at his home on March 3, Feldstein said, he was surprised that the agents mentioned that they were looking into the Rosen-Weissman case and possible espionage "going back to the early 1980s." They wanted to know whether "we had seen classified documents" in the Anderson files, particularly about Israel and Iran -- areas of leaked information in the lobbyists' case.

At some point during the questioning, Feldstein said, one of the agents, Leslie Martell, "began asking questions about pro-Israel reporters who had worked for Anderson" or "had ties to AIPAC." He said she "ran names by me," saying that "I only had to give them an initial." He said he "tried to wave them off," referring to several former Anderson reporters whom they named.

Asked last week about Martell's questioning, FBI spokesman Michael P. Kortan said that "the bureau would decline to comment on the event."

A senior FBI agent, who spoke about colleagues on the condition of anonymity, said yesterday that it would not be unusual to try to narrow down the field of potential sources by using this approach. "It might have been a way to get to an area of interest," the agent said, "or it may have been a way of testing information they had gotten in the past or were getting from this source."

An FBI spokesman, William Carter, said yesterday that the bureau will continue to try to gain access to Anderson's files before they are made public because it is concerned about classified documents that could hurt U.S. interests. Carter said "an informant had told us he had seen classified U.S. government documents among Anderson's papers." The bureau wants to review them "to make sure they are not still detrimental to U.S. interests before foreign agents see them," he added.

Feldstein said he told the FBI agents that Anderson had not been actively writing his columns since 1986, when he was struck with both Parkinson's disease and cancer. After that time, he depended upon associates to write the columns and a revolving corps of reporters and interns to help gather information. Feldstein also said that no classified documents had turned up in his review of Anderson's Nixon-era files nor in a preliminary search by his graduate students of subsequent years through 2004.

About a week later, the FBI told Anderson's son, Kevin, a lawyer in Utah, that a bureau informant had said that the columnist or his reporters had met with one of the AIPAC lobbyists and that there had been an exchange of classified documents. According to the FBI, the informant had also told the bureau that Anderson or his reporters had met with an agent of a foreign power and had discussed classified U.S. information, Kevin Anderson said in a telephone interview.

In a court filing last week, attorneys for Rosen and Weissman described these and several FBI's actions as "outrageous government conduct." They contended that agents used a subterfuge to get Anderson's widow to sign a paper consenting to a bureau review of the files.

U.S. District Judge T.S. Ellis III denied on Friday a motion to dismiss the AIPAC case based on the alleged outrageous conduct, saying only that the FBI actions with regard to Anderson have little to do with the case.

One of the names Martell mentioned, according to Feldstein, was that of Dale Van Atta, a former Anderson associate who helped write the column in the late 1980s and early 1990s. Van Atta, who has left the New York Times to help write a book about Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton (D-N.Y.), said yesterday that he had not been contacted by the FBI. Van Atta has, however, kept in contact with the Anderson family and is puzzled by the attempts to search the columnist's files for material that could help in the Rosen-Weissman case.

As for the FBI seeking to review classified documents in the files, Van Atta said Anderson "really didn't deal with classified documents. He had a great memory and hardly took any notes." Van Atta said he had looked through many of the files when they were stored at Brigham Young University in Utah, and he noted that "there really was not that much there."

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2006/04/24/AR2006042401784_pf.html
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Re: Bush administration wants to confiscate Jack Anderson's papers
« Reply #6 on: May 01, 2006, 03:43:29 PM »
Wednesday, April 19, 2006

WHAT DO AIPAC AND JACK ANDERSON HAVE IN COMMON?

SEVERAL READERS have wondered why the prosecution is mucking up the AIPAC case with assaults on the constitution and a free press, most recently the atrocious attempt to grab Jack Anderson's archives, a story that we broke on Monday. We tried to address this mystery last month:

"Notice how, curiously, what started out as what would have been called an espionage case if the alleged parties had been working on behalf of, say, Iran or Palestine instead of Israel - in which secret information was transferred to an Israeli diplomat - has been mysteriously transformed into a freedom of the press cause celebre even though the indicted parties were not journalists at all. This point, deliberately or not, as been badly muddled by the media and others with the help of a Bush administration that does not seem all that bothered by having this red herring raised. . . Whatever happens, one things should be clear: this does not have to be a case about freedom of the press to be fairly prosecuted. And those who would make it such may have other things on their mind."

To show you how both curious and suspicious this, consider the news last fall that Paul McNulty, the prosecutor in the AIPAC case, had been named deputy attorney general of an administration that has not the slightest desire to lock horns, or even words, with AIPAC or Israel. As the Jerusalem Post pointed out, McNulty "led the investigation against former Pentagon analyst Larry Franklin and former AIPAC staffers Steve Rosen and Keith Weissman, from its early stages."

So is the case being thrown? Impossible to tell, but if you wanted to do so in the best Bush-like manner, convincing the media that it was a case about freedom of the press would be a great way to do it. On the other hand, there are other possibilities as the following suggests.

WAYNE MADSEN - Other subjects of Anderson's investigations include the CIA's and the Mafia's involvement in the assassination of President John F. Kennedy and murder of Lee Harvey Oswald, CIA plots to kill Fidel Castro, Howard Hughes' links to Richard Nixon and the CIA, the involvement of the CIA and ITT/Harold Geneen/Dita Beard in the coup against Chile's Salvador Allende, George H. W. Bush's role with anti-Castro Cubans in the contract assassination of former Chilean Foreign Minister Orlando Letelier and Roni Moffit in Washington, DC in 1976, the role of George H. W. Bush in the "October Surprise" plot against Jimmy Carter in 1980, terrorist bombing of a Cubana Airlines Boeing 707 off of Barbados in 1976 and the helicopter bombing assassinations of Panama's President Omar Torrijos and Ecuador's President Jaime Roldos Aguilera in 1981, the Keating Five scandal that includes embarrassing information about GOP 2008 front runner for President -- Senator John McCain, and a plot by Watergate chief "plumber" G. Gordon Liddy to assassinate the muckraking Washington journalist.

The FBI is laughably claiming that Anderson's papers are needed to ferret out leakers in the American Israel Public Affairs Committee-Pentagon espionage investigation. However, the Larry Franklin-Keith Weismann-Steve Rosen espionage story broke long after Anderson retired from active investigative journalism. However, it is quite possible that Anderson's papers contain information about high-level Israeli intelligence moles in the Reagan administration and that these may have some bearing on a recent Israeli request to trade jailed Israeli spy Jonathan Pollard for imprisoned Palestinian leader Marwan Barghouti. However, such a deal would inflame the already demoralized US intelligence community and Anderson's papers may include evidence about the severe damage that Pollard and his likely compatriots in the Reagan administration did to U.S. national security. If a deal for Pollard's release is in the works, some US intelligence officers want Israeli nuclear scientist Mordecai Vanunu released from house arrest in Israel and be allowed to move to the United States. Vanunu is reportedly well aware of Israel's secret program to illegally obtain nuclear materials with the help of agents of influence in the United States, Western Europe, Soviet Union, and South Africa. Some of these same networks -- run by Israeli-Russian crime syndicates -- continue to exist today and were used by Iran and Pakistan to successfully obtain nuclear materials and components.

WIKPEDIA - In 1972, in an overlooked nadir of American political history, Anderson was the target of a Mafia-style hit ordered in the White House. Two Nixon administration conspirators admitted under oath they plotted to poison Anderson on orders from a top aide to the President. White House "plumbers" G. Gordon Liddy and E. Howard Hunt met with a CIA operative to discuss the possibilities, including drugging Anderson with LSD, poisoning his aspirin bottle, or staging a fatal mugging. The conspirators were never ordered to proceed, and the plot aborted, when the plotters were arrested as a result of the Watergate break-in. Nixon had long been angry with Anderson, blaming the columnist for his loss of the 1960 presidential election, because of an election-eve story about a secret loan from Howard Hughes to Nixon's brother.

JAMES PETRAS, PALESTINE CHRONICLE, JAN 2006 - The FBI investigation of Israel's extensive espionage operations in the US stems from several factors. Firstly, after years of close collaboration between Israeli intelligence and the FBI, the latter (along with the CIA) took the blame for the '9/11 intelligence failure', without any mention of the lack of Israel's cooperation and in the face of its disinformation.

Secondly the brazen large-scale invasion of Israeli operatives on FBI turf (in the US), undermined the agencies own activities, eroded its position as a security agency and particularly challenged its counter-espionage operations.

Thirdly the ascendancy of Wolfowitz, Feith and Perle to the top echelons of the Pentagon and Elliot Abrams, Rubin and Libby to the National Security Council, State Department and the Office of the Vice President, led to the massive and ready transfer of confidential documents and sensitive decisions to the army of Mossad operatives and Israeli high military intelligence officers both here and in Israel.

The flow of information from the US to Israel became an unchecked torrent, and worst of all, as far as the FBI was concerned, they were rendered organizationally marginal if not scorned. . .

According to one journalist who used to work with columnist Jack Anderson, and spent 6 hours being interviewed by the FBI, the FBI has secured the co-operation of convicted Israeli spy and former Pentagon official, Lawrence Franklin, in the forthcoming trial of former top AIPAC leaders Rosen and Weissman. They are now trying to make a deal with the latter to reach the higher echelons of AIPAC power and the Federal Government. But the investigatory process of Israeli espionage is slow and tedious, precisely because it delves deep into the highest reaches of government and radiates out to a wide network of organizations in civil society. Given the big push by the Israelis for an imminent military attack on Iran, it is highly unlikely that the investigations will be able to undermine their drive for war.

LITBMUELLER, DAILY KOS - I believe that [Anderson] did have some very good sources in Israeli intelligence. The FBI may be interested in how he came to know these sources: was it through AIPAC? What information did they provide? Was it classified? How did the Israeli source get access to the information? What was the Israeli source's involvement with the government? Were Israelis being given classified information illegally by government sources?

There has been speculation for years about Anderson's sources.For example, Paul Findley, in his book They Dare to Speak Out (1989), wrote of Anderson:

"During the Iranian hostage crisis in 1980, columnist Jack Anderson quoted 'U.S. intelligence reports,' actually supplied by the Israeli embassy, by the way of the American Israel Public Affairs Committee, that the PLO had mined the embassy to frustrate any rescue attempt by the United States. The intelligence reports proved to be bogus."

"And, according to an article by Trish Schuh which appeared in Counterpunch,
'Journalist Jack Anderson wrote in 1972 about Israeli envoys delivering $50,000 a month to Kurdish leader Mullah Mustafa Barzani to destabilize Iraq.' Where did he get such information?. . .

"The only point of these cites is to show that Anderson did have some great Jewish and/or Israeli sources for some of his work "

JAMES PETRAS COUNTERPUNCH, JANUARY 2006 - Never in the history of the United States had so many leading Congress members from both parties pledged their support for an organization under suspicion of spying, based only on information supplied by the suspect and in total ignorance of the federal prosecutor's case. Contrary to the bipartisan Congressional support for AIPAC, a poll of likely voters found that 61 per cent believed that AIPAC should be asked to register as an agent of a foreign power and lose its tax exempt status. Only 12 per cent disagreed. Among American Jews, 59 per cent were not sure, while 15 per cent strongly agreed and 15 per cent strongly disagreed. Clearly many Americans have serious doubts about the loyalty and nature of AIPAC activities, contrary to their elected representatives.

FINALLY, GENTLE READER, the quarter century in which the FBI is interested includes the time of journalistic investigations into the October Surprise, which was the alleged attempt by Big Bush to delay the release of the Iranian hostages until after the election. That, in any case, was when the hostages were released, Reagan was elected president, and the era of American mob politics began in earnest. There is no end of things the FBI might want to see in, and/or remove from, the Anderson files.

[The Anderson story is listed by Google on 160 news sites, not one of them crediting the Progressive Review, which broke the story. This is largely, we suspect, the fault of Google, which has refused to use us on their news site. Well, at least we're not in China, and being turned over to authorities by Yahoo.] JACK ANDERSON: AN AMERICAN ORIGINAL

http://prorev.com/2006/04/what-do-aipac-and-jack-anderson-have.htm
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« Reply #7 on: May 01, 2006, 04:03:25 PM »
More interesting info on just a little of what Jack Anderson obviously knew about Israel (perhaps through AIPAC contacts?)

Excerpt from an article called: "Israel`s Secret Agenda: Funding Arab Terrorism" posted quite awhile ago by Mental Trojan:

....Even columnist Jack Anderson, a devoted news conduit for the Israeli lobby, has bragged of Israel`s skill: He wrote as long ago as Sept. 17, 1972:

The Israelis are also skillful at exploiting Arab rivalries and turning Arab against Arab. The Kurdish tribes, for example, inhabit the mountains of northern Iraq. Every month, a secret Israeli envoy slips into the mountains from the Iranian side to deliver $50,000 to Kurdish leader Mulla Mustafa al Barzani. The subsidy insures Kurdish hostility against Iraq, whose government is militantly anti-Israel.

In an April 25, 1983, column Anderson pointed out that one secret State Department report speculated that if Palestine Liberation Organization leader Yasser Arafat were to be dislodged, `the Palestinian movement will probably disintegrate into radical splinter groups, which, in combination with other revolutionary forces in the region, would pose a grave threat to the moderate Arab governments.`

Then, according to Anderson`s account, the State Department reported:

Israel seems determined to vent this threat . . . and can be expected to greatly expand its covert cooperations with revolutionary movements.

Anderson added that `two well-placed intelligence sources` had explained that this meant that it was in Israel`s interests to `divide and conquer` by setting various Palestinian factions against one another. This would then help destabilize all of the Arab and Islamic regimes in the Middle East. Anderson then stated flat out that the sources said: `Israel had secretly provided funds to Abu Nidal`s group.`

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Re: Bush administration wants to confiscate Jack Anderson's papers
« Reply #8 on: May 01, 2006, 06:25:45 PM »
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WAYNE MADSEN - Other subjects of Anderson's investigations include the CIA's and the Mafia's involvement in the assassination of President John F. Kennedy and murder of Lee Harvey Oswald,

Madsen made a course correction:

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April 29, 2006 -- FBI agents lied about what they wanted from Jack Anderson's papers. The FBI agents who, in December, approached Olivia Anderson, the widow of deceased investigative reporter Jack Anderson and more recently, in March, author and researcher Mark Feldstein, who is writing a book about Jack Anderson, were interested in far more than the names of sources in the America-Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) espionage case. That explanation by the FBI did not hold any water since Jack Anderson had not been active in pursuing that particular story -- he had suffered from Parkinson's Disease since 1986. According to individuals close to the FBI fishing expedition, the actual documents the FBI wanted to seize were files Anderson collected in the 1960s that linked George H. W. Bush's activities in Texas in 1963 to the assassination of President John F. Kennedy in Dallas on November 22 of that year. Bush was a friend of George DeMohrenschildt, Lee Harvey Oswald's Belarusian-born contact officer.  DeMohrenschildt befriended Oswald and arranged for him to settle in Dallas after leaving the Soviet Union. DeMohrenshildt "committed suicide" shortly before he was due to testify before the 1978 House Assassinations Committee. The elder Bush's name, address, and phone number in Midland, Texas was found in DeMohrenshildt's address book under the heading "Poppy."

Anderson's papers contain information on George H. W. Bush's role in Dallas in November 1963. Dubya ordered papers seized and withheld as "classified" U.S. government documents. It is clear that the man standing in front of the Texas School Book Depository and his son have much to be worried about.

In addition, the FBI wanted to remove from future public circulation Anderson documents that point to George H. W. Bush conspiring with the government of the Ayatollah Khomeini in Iran to keep U.S. hostages imprisoned in Iran until after the 1980 presidential election and avoid an "October Surprise" for Carter. The agreement between the Iranians and Bush (who was working with William Casey) sank the chances for Jimmy Carter's re-election and George H. W. Bush's entry into the White House as Vice President. The hostages were released at the very time Ronald Reagan took the oath of office in 1981. That operation would lay the ground for future Bush-Tehran collusion in the Iran-Contra scandal. Another set of files involve the links between the Bush family and that of Ronald Reagan's would-be assassin John W. Hinckley. Had Hinckley succeeded in killing Reagan, the Bush political agenda would have commenced in earnest in 1981 rather than 1989.

The Bush family has been known to use retired FBI agents as their political heavies and clean up men in the past -- most notably to erase the Bush links to Dallas. George W. Bush's departing Press Secretary Scott McClellan has a close relative who continued to muddy the waters about the JFK assassination. McClellan's father, Barr McClellan, wrote a book claiming it was Lyndon Johnson, not George H. W. Bush, who conspired to kill the president.

Source: http://www.waynemadsenreport.com/

Which leads one to wonder about this and the alleged gambit concerning the Iran hostage crisis:

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Who was Jimmy Carter's father?

"Ed Toner" captained@comcast.net

Many years ago, During Carter's Presidency, I was seated in First Class on a trip from JFK to LAX. Seated next to me was a well dressed, well spoken gentleman of about 40.

We started talking just to pass the time, and the man, (let's call him "Mike") mentioned that he was a DC Lawyer. We started talking politics, and it turns out that neither of us were happy with Jimmy Carter as President.

Mike rose to the occasion to tell me that the "in the know crowd" in Washington circles was aware of a Carter family secret. Mike let me in on it. Jimmy Carter was the biological son of Sen. Joe Kennedy!

Cheeeze! He had my attention immediately.

Then he proceeded with the evidence. From his briefcase, Mike produced a few things. Among them were photo's of Jimmy Carter, Billy Carter, and Robert Kennedy. He asked which two looked like brothers. Hmmm, Jimmy and Robert. Billy bore no resemblance to Jimmy. Robert did.

Next, he produced a weathered, well copied artice from a MA newspaper, possibly even the Cape Cod Times, I can't recall. In it, was the story of how Joe Kennedy's secretary, Lillian Carter, was returning to Plains GA.

The story, as I remember it, did not mention the reason for her departure. Mike claimed it was because she was pregnant with Jimmy Carter.

Mike then went over a few things. Jimmy Carter had no political connects of any importance in Plains, GA. He graduated from a small rural HS, and got a Congressional Appointment to The USNA, Annapolis MD. This was at a time when such appointments were as scarce as hen's teeth. It meant 4 years in Canoe U., far removed from the war, among other things.

Upon graduation, after not really distinguishing himself, he was hustled into the nuclear submarine program, supposedly by Hyman Rickover, a very political Naval Officer, and an outspoken Democrat. Hmmm.

Upon finishing his rather undistinguised Naval career as a LCDR, Carter entered GA politics, and in no time, this nobody, son of a Peanut farmer, was Governor of GA. Hmmm.

His next step was to the 39th President of the USA. A bit odd, perhaps, everything considered?

Suppose he was Joe Kennedy's son. Makes a lot more sense, doesn't it? Remember, Joe said he would put 2 son's in the Whitehouse?

We always heard of "MS. Lilian" during Carter's presidency, but I never heard a word about her husband.

Is it possible that somewhere in archives there is a copy of this story which appeared in a newspaper at the time?

I welcome serious replies and observations. I am not trying to be a wiseguy, just someone looking for a skeleton, or two.
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And this:

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Published on Tuesday, April 18, 2006 by the New York Times 
National Archives Pact Let C.I.A. Withdraw Public Documents 
by Scott Shane 
 
WASHINGTON `” The National Archives signed a secret agreement in 2001 with the Central Intelligence Agency permitting the spy agency to withdraw from public access records it considered to have been improperly declassified, the head of the archives, Allen Weinstein, disclosed on Monday.

Mr. Weinstein, who began work as archivist of the United States last year, said he learned of the agreement with the C.I.A. on Thursday and was putting a stop to such secret reclassification arrangements, which he described as incompatible with the mission of the archives.

Like a similar 2002 agreement with the Air Force that was made public last week, the C.I.A. arrangement required that archives employees not reveal to researchers why documents they requested were being withheld.

The disclosure of the secret agreements provides at least a partial explanation for the removal since 1999 of more than 55,000 pages of historical documents from access to researchers at the archives. The removal of documents, including many dating to the 1950's, was discovered by a group of historians this year and reported by The New York Times in February.

The reclassification program has drawn protests from many historians and several members of Congress, notably Representative Christopher Shays, the Connecticut Republican who held a hearing on the program last month.

The National Archives, with facilities in College Park, Md., at the presidential libraries and in other locations, are the repository of most official government documents and a major resource for historians.

"Classified agreements are the antithesis of our reason for being," Mr. Weinstein said in a statement. "Our focus is on the preservation of records and ensuring their availability to the American public, while at the same time fulfilling the people's expectation that we will properly safeguard the classified records entrusted to our custody."

In a brief interview, Mr. Weinstein said he was particularly disturbed that the archives had agreed not to tell researchers why documents were unavailable. The C.I.A. agreement said archives employees would "not attribute to C.I.A. any part of the review or the withholding of documents." In the agreement with the Air Force, archives officials said they would "not disclose the true reason for the presence" of Air Force personnel at the archives.

Mr. Weinstein said he would not permit such agreements in the future. If the withdrawal of previously declassified documents becomes necessary, he said, it will be conducted "with transparency," including disclosure of the number of documents removed.

Asked about Mr. Weinstein's statement, Paul Gimigliano, a C.I.A. spokesman, said, "Working very closely over the years with the National Archives, C.I.A.'s goal has been to ensure the greatest possible public access to material that has been properly declassified."

C.I.A. officials have said the reclassification work was necessary because other agencies, including the State Department, released material about intelligence activities without giving the agency a chance to review it.

First Lt. Christy A. Stravolo, an Air Force spokeswoman, said that any decisions on documents that had been "put back into protective custody" complied with federal guidelines. "The Air Force Declassification Office has a very thorough process for review, and there are no shortcuts so as to protect national security," Lieutenant Stravolo said.

Thomas S. Blanton, director of the private National Security Archive at George Washington University, praised Mr. Weinstein's actions.

"He's doing the right thing, no more secret agreements to classify open files," said Mr. Blanton, whose group helped uncover the reclassification program. "The National Archives aided and abetted a covert operation to lie to researchers and white-out history."

Matthew M. Aid, a Washington historian who discovered in December that documents he obtained years ago had been removed from open shelves, said he was "saddened" by the revelation that archives officials had agreed to hide the reclassification program. "I still don't understand why this all had to be done in secret," Mr. Aid said.

John W. Carlin, Mr. Weinstein's predecessor as head of the archives from 1995 to 2005, said in a statement that he knew nothing about the reclassification program and was "shocked" to learn the contents of the secret agreements signed when he was in office.

Michael J. Kurtz, the assistant archivist, who signed both agreements, could not be reached for comment last night. Mr. Weinstein said Mr. Kurtz had told him that he briefed Mr. Carlin about the agreements, but that he understood if Mr. Carlin did not recall being told of the reclassification effort.
http://www.commondreams.org/headlines06/0418-06.htm

Which is where these are:
 
Records of the New Orleans Metropolitan Crime Commission

I wondered during the Battle of New Orleans if there may have been a mirror file stored somewhere in the city, and who in the chaos of the event may have had access to it.