30 December 2005 --GST, which is an abbreviation of a classified
code name for the umbrella covert action program. The broad-based
effort, known within the agency by the initials GST, is
compartmentalized into dozens of highly classified individual
programs, details of which are known mainly to those directly
GST includes programs allowing the CIA to capture al Qaeda
suspects with help from foreign intelligence services, to maintain
secret prisons abroad, to use interrogation techniques that some
lawyers say violate international treaties, and to maintain a fleet
of aircraft to move detainees around the globe. Other compartments
within GST give the CIA enhanced ability to mine international
financial records and eavesdrop on suspects anywhere in the world.
The top-secret presidential finding Bush signed six days after the
Sept. 11 attacks empowered the intelligence agencies in a way not
seen since World War II, and it ordered them to create what would
become the GST program.
Written findings are required by the National Security Act of 1947
before the CIA can undertake a covert action. A covert action may
not violate the Constitution or any U.S. law. But such actions can,
and often do, violate laws of the foreign countries in which they
take place, said intelligence experts.
Besides fighting the war in Afghanistan, the agency set about to
put in place an intelligence-gathering network that relies heavily
on foreign security services and their deeper knowledge of local
terrorist groups. With billions of dollars appropriated each year by
Congress, the CIA has established joint counterterrorism
intelligence centers in more than two dozen countries, and it has
enlisted at least eight countries, including several in Eastern
Europe, to allow secret prisons on their soil.
Working behind the scenes, the CIA has gained approval from foreign
governments to whisk terrorism suspects off the streets or out of
police custody into a clandestine prison system that includes the
CIA's black sites and facilities run by intelligence agencies in
The presidential finding also permitted the CIA to create
paramilitary teams to hunt and kill designated individuals anywhere
in the world, according to a dozen current and former intelligence
officials and congressional and executive branch sources.
In four years, the GST has become larger than the CIA's covert
action programs in Afghanistan and Central America in the 1980s,
according to current and former intelligence officials.
"George (Tenet) could decide, even on killings," one of these
officials said. "That was pushed down to him. George had the
authority on who was going to get it."
Tenet, according to half a dozen former intelligence officials,
delegated most of the decision making on lethal action to the CIA's
Counterterrorist Center. Killing an al Qaeda leader with a Hellfire
missile fired from a remote-controlled drone might have been
considered assassination in a prior era and therefore banned by law.
The CIA has stuck with its overall approaches, defending and in some
cases refining them. The agency is working to establish procedures
in the event a prisoner dies in custody. One proposal circulating
among mid-level officers calls for rushing in a CIA pathologist to
perform an autopsy and then quickly burning the body, according to
Still, virtually all the programs continue to operate largely as
they were set up, according to current and former officials. These
sources say Bush's personal commitment to maintaining the GST
program and his belief in its legality have been key to resisting
any pressure to change course.
"In the past, presidents set up buffers to distance themselves from
covert action," said A. John Radsan, assistant general counsel at
the CIA from 2002 to 2004. "But this president, who is breaking down
the boundaries between covert action and conventional war, seems to
relish the secret findings and the dirty details of operations."
But after Sept. 11, four former government lawyers said, it was
classified as an act of self-defense and therefore was not an
assassination. "If it was an al Qaeda person, it wouldn't be an
assassination," said one lawyer involved.
This month, Pakistani intelligence sources said, Hamza Rabia, a top
operational planner for al Qaeda, was killed along with four others
by a missile fired by U.S. operatives using an unmanned Predator
drone, although there were conflicting reports on whether a missile
was used. In May, another al Qaeda member, Haitham Yemeni, was
reported killed by a Predator drone missile in northwest Pakistan.
Refining what constitutes an assassination was just one of many
legal interpretations made by Bush administration lawyers. Time and
again, the administration asked government lawyers to draw up new
rules and reinterpret old ones to approve activities once banned or
discouraged under the congressional reforms beginning in the 1970s,
according to these officials and seven lawyers who once worked on
When the CIA wanted new rules for interrogating important terrorism
suspects the White House gave the task to a small group of lawyers
within the Justice Department's Office of Legal Counsel who believed
in an aggressive interpretation of presidential power.
The White House tightened the circle of participants involved in
these most sensitive new areas. It initially cut out the State
Department's general counsel, most of the judge advocates general of
the military services and the Justice Department's criminal
division, which traditionally dealt with international terrorism.
"The Bush administration did not seek a broad debate on whether
commander-in-chief powers can trump international conventions and
domestic statutes in our struggle against terrorism," said Radsan,
the former CIA lawyer, who is a professor at William Mitchell
College of Law in St. Paul, Minn. "They could have separated the big
question from classified details to operations and had an open
debate. Instead, an inner circle of lawyers and advisers worked
around the dissenters in the administration and one-upped each other
with extreme arguments."
At the CIA, the White House allowed the general counsel's job,
traditionally filled from outside the CIA by someone who functioned
in a sort of oversight role, to be held by John Rizzo, a career CIA
lawyer with a fondness for flashy suits and ties who worked for
years in the Directorate of Operations, or D.O.
John Rizzo is a classic D.O. lawyer. He understands the culture, the
intelligence business," Radsan said. "He admires the case officers.
And they trust him to work out tough issues in the gray with them.
He is like a corporate lawyer who knows how to make the deal happen."
These lawyers have written legal justifications for holding
suspects picked up outside Afghanistan without a court order,
without granting traditional legal rights and without giving them
access to the International Committee of the Red Cross.
CIA and Office of Legal Counsel lawyers also determined that it
was legal for suspects to be secretly detained in one country and
transferred to another for the purposes of interrogation and
detention - a process known as "rendition."
One way the White House limited debate over its program was to
virtually shut out Congress during the early years. The
administration sometimes refused to give the committees charged with
overseeing intelligence agencies the details they requested. It also
cut the number of members of Congress routinely briefed on these
matters, usually to four members - the chairmen and ranking
Democratic members of the House and Senate intelligence panels.
John D. Rockefeller IV (W.Va.), ranking Democrat on the Senate
Select Committee on Intelligence, complained in a 2003 letter to
Vice President Cheney that his briefing on the NSA eavesdropping was
unsatisfactory. "Given the security restrictions associated with
this information, and my inability to consult staff or counsel on my
own, I feel unable to fully evaluate, much less endorse, these
activities," he wrote.
Duane R. "Dewey" Clarridge, who directed the CIA's covert efforts
to support the Nicaraguan contras in the 1980s, said the nature of
CIA work overseas is, and should be, risky and sometimes ugly. "You
have a spy agency because the spy agency is going to break laws
overseas. If you don't want it to do those dastardly things, don't
have it. You can have the State Department."
Comment: This CIA Officer is a drug traffickeer. This article
screwed up in allowing this asshole to say any damn thing in defense
of the CIA.
Duane "Dewey" Clarridge - Chief of CIA Contra support operations
from 1982 to 1984. Met regularly with Noriega, Morales and other
traffickers. Convicted of seven counts of perjury during Iran-Contra
trials and later pardoned by George Bush Sr, who as Vice President
was running the Iran/contra operation.
CIA's New Secret Army
Jan. 26, 2003 via Time Magazine
Since the end of the Cold War, the CIA has been trying to clean up
its reputation hurt in the past by botched overseas coups and
imperial assassination attempts, and has shied away from getting its
Five years ago when he took charge of the CIA, George Tenet began
rebuilding the supersecret Special Operations Group (SOG).
So in the past year, hundreds of millions of additional dollars have
been pumped into the CIA budget by President George W. Bush. He has
ordered SOG operatives to join forces with foreign intelligence
services. He has even authorized the CIA to kidnap "terrorists" in
order to break their cells or kill them.
Some longtime intelligence watchers are wondering whether a
reinvigorated paramilitary wing of the CIA could be a mixed blessing
for America once again. And the military itself is not too pleased.
It believes its special-ops forces are perfectly equipped to handle
these jobs. Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld has reacted in part by
planning his own secret unit, which would function much like the SOG
but would answer to him rather than Tenet.
SOG's capacities are growing. Its maritime branch has speedboats to
carry commandos to shore, and the agency can rent cargo ships
through its front companies to transport larger equipment. The air
arm, which Pentagon officials have nicknamed the Waffen CIA, has
small passenger jets on alert to fly paramilitary operatives
anywhere in the world on two hours' notice. Other cargo planes,
reminiscent of the Air America fleet that the agency had in Vietnam,
can drop supplies to replenish teams in remote locations. For areas
like Afghanistan and Central Asia, where a Russian-made helicopter
stands out less, the agency uses the large inventory of Soviet-era
aircraft that the Pentagon captured in previous conflicts or bought
on the black market.
The part of the air arm that has received the most publicity lately
is the fleet of remote-controlled Predator drones, armed with 5-ft.-
long Hellfire missiles, that the agency bought from the Air Force.
In November 2001 the CIA deployed the drone to eliminate bin Laden's
lieutenant, Mohammed Atef. Last November's Predator hit in Yemen
killed an al-Qaeda commander and his entourage of five, though the
strike was controversial: one of the dead men turned out to be a
U.S. citizen. ...Administration officials say Bush did not
specifically order the Predator attack in Yemen. But after Sept. 11
he gave the CIA the green light to use lethal force against al-
Comment: Where is the declaration to make war on Afghans or Teliban,
or foreigners within Afgahnistan that may be al-Quada or in this
case, one was a US Citizen?
The CIA had about 100 officers roaming in Afghanistan during the
U.S. invasion. But the agency teams were still critically short. "I
kept signing more and more deployment orders for folks to go to the
CIA," recalls Robert Andrews, who at the time was a deputy assistant
secretary of defense for special operations. "They were looking for
any medics, operational soldiers and even intelligence
specialists"... (to work with CIA SOG Teams). ...One reason the
agency was the first into Afghanistan was that the Special Ops
Command dragged its feet getting its soldiers ready for action.
Intelligence sources tell Time that the CIA had requested that
commandos from the U.S. Army's elite Delta Force join its first team
going into Afghanistan but that the Pentagon refused to send them.
Once deployed, In Afghanistan, CIA cargo planes were dropping warm-
weather clothing, saddles and bales of hay for allied Afghan foot
soldiers and cavalry. The CIA SOG soldiers also brought in $3
million in cash to buy the services of Afgan warlord's
CIA soldiers have fewer regulations to hamstring them than their
military counterparts do and "deals with... bottom feeders around
Comment: Regulations like the freedom of information Act and DOD Dir
5100.77 which requires all war crimes (to include those committed by
allied persons) to be reported up the US military chain of command
Before an SOG paramilitary team can be launched, the President must
sign an intelligence "finding" that broadly outlines the operation
to be performed. That finding, along with a more detailed
description of the mission, is sent to the congressional
intelligence committees. If they object to an operation, they can
cut off its funds the next time the agency's budget comes up.
Rumsfeld, nevertheless, is intent on building his own covert force.
He recently ordered the Special Operations Command to draw up secret
plans to launch attacks against al-Qaeda around the world, and he
intends to put an extra $1 billion in its budget next year for the
job. Elsewhere in the Defense Department, small, clandestine units,
coordinating little with the CIA, are busy organizing their own
future battles. Several hundred Army agents, with what was
originally known as the intelligence support activity, train to
infiltrate foreign countries to scout targets. With headquarters at
Fort Belvoir, Va., the unit is so secretive, it changes its cover
name every six months.
The CIA isn't amused. "Don't replicate what you don't need to
replicate," argues a senior U.S. intelligence officer. So who
referees this dispute? In addition to running the CIA, Tenet, as
director of Central Intelligence, is supposed to oversee all
intelligence programs in the U.S. government. But the Pentagon,
which controls more than 80% of the estimated $35 billion
intelligence budget, doesn't want him meddling in its spying.
US death squads -- Operation Power Geyser
Former Pres.Nixon brought a squad of a dozen Cuban-American assets
of the CIA up from Miami to beat up Daniel Ellsberg or kill him
("incapacitate Daniel Ellsberg totally") on May 3rd, 1973 on the
steps of the Capitol.
Daniel Ellsberg said "Right now there's at least one Special Forces
team under control of the White House operating in this country to
take "extra legal actions." Now, that sounds to me like a White
House-controlled death squad."
Meanwhile, The New York Times reported Saturday that a "small group
of super-secret commandos" were ready to protect AWOL Bush during
the inauguration in Washington last week. (a Special Security
Event). The Times reports that "these elite forces were poised to
act under a 1997 program that was updated and enhanced after the
Sept. 11 attacks, but nonetheless departs from how the military has
historically been used on American soil."
These commandos, operating under a secret counterterrorism program
code-named Power Geyser, were mentioned publicly for the first time
this week on a Web site for a new book, "Code Names: Deciphering
U.S. Military Plans, Programs and Operation in the 9/11 World,"
(Steerforth Press). The book was written by William M. Arkin, a
former intelligence analyst for the Army. ...
Mr. Arkin, in the online supplement to his book
(codenames.org/documents.html), says the contingency plan, called
JCS Conplan 0300-97, calls for "special-mission units in extra-legal
missions to combat terrorism in the United States" based on top-
secret orders that are managed by the military's Joint Staff and
coordinated with the military's Special Operations Command and
Northern Command, which is the lead military headquarters for
domestic defense. ...
Three senior Defense Department and Bush administration officials
confirmed the existence of the plan and mission, but disputed Mr.
Arkin's characterization of the mission as "extra-legal."
One of the officials said the units operated in the United States
under "special authority" from either the president or the secretary
Operation True Colors
December 8, 2005 -- Sources within United States intelligence
Special Operations Group. The source he would be willing to come
forward at a later date if subpoenaed by the Fitzgerald grand jury
or possibly appear on a major cable news outlet.
Intelligence officials said the top-secret True Colors files dealt
with 1) government involvement in the 9-11 attacks, 2) White House-
sponsored "death squads"including state and local police known
as "red squad" units also involving FBI Division 5 and other federal
counter-intelligence groups within government agencies, 3) the
Oklahoma City bombing and 4) evidence involving some 150 witnesses
implicating former President George H. W. Bush, former President
Bill and First Lady Hillary Clinton and then-Texas Governor George
W. Bush and others in the assassination of John F. Kennedy Jr., who
told family members he was planning to run against Hillary Clinton
or George W. Bush in 2000.
The agents said federal, state and local prosecutors were and still
are being employed to frame innocent citizens on false charges to
silence and neutralize patriot activists, whistleblowers and public
Sources within United States intelligence Special Operations Group
told us yesterday that former congressional staff aide Lori Kaye
Klausutis was found dead at her desk in Scarborough's office and
that she had been reading secret explosive "True Colors" documents,
raising questions as to how and why Scarborough was in possession of
transcripts detailing illegal covert operations conducted by and
linked directly to White House crime families.
U.S. intelligence officials were specific in their reports that "a P-
2 team of three operatives from Central Intelligence suffocated her
in Rep. Joe Scarborough's (R-FL) Florida district office recently
after his divorce," information blacked out by all U.S. national
The source told us he would be willing to come forward at a later
date if subpoenaed by the Fitzgerald grand jury or possibly appear
on a major cable news outlet.
DoD, Strategic Support Branch
Pentagon officials said they established the Strategic Support
Branch using "reprogrammed" funds, without explicit congressional
authority or appropriation. Defense intelligence missions, they
said, are subject to less stringent congressional oversight than
comparable operations by the CIA.
The Pentagon, expanding into the CIA's historic bailiwick, has
created a new espionage arm and is reinterpreting US law to give
[Department of Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld] broad authority
over clandestine operations abroad. ...
Designed to operate without detection and under the defense
secretary's direct control, the Strategic Support Branch deploys
small teams of case officers, linguists, interrogators and technical
specialists alongside newly empowered special operations forces.
In the report, the Post also points to a recent Pentagon memo
stating that "recruited agents may include 'notorious figures' whose
links to the US government would be embarrassing if disclosed."
DIA's Counterintelligence Field Activity (CIFA)
The Pentagon inspector general authorized assigning military special
agents to 56 FBI Joint Terrorism Task Force operations at FBI field
offices. These military agents will pursue leads in local
communities of potential threats to the military. Lt. Gen. Edward G.
Anderson III, Eberhart also plans to have his own cadre of agents
working with local law enforcement.
. The new task force will be given nationwide responsibility for
working with law enforcement agencies. CIFA, moreover, has been
given a domestic "data mining" mission: figuring out a way to
process massive sets of public records, intercepted communications,
credit card accounts, etc., to find "actionable intelligence."
Comment: Data Mining equals, Able Danger
November 17, 2005 -- Able Danger concluded in February 2000 that
military experts had identified Mohamed Atta by name (and maybe
photograph) as an al Qaeda agent operating in the U.S. and three
other 9/11 hijackers. Able Danger intelligence ananlyists were
prevented by military lawyers from giving this information to the
FBI. Subsequently, military intelligence officers assigned to Able
Danger were prevented from sharing this critical information with
FBI agents, even though appointments had been made to do so.
Why? And why did the 9/11 Commission ignore the information
about "Able Danger"?
The (9-11) commission, at the very least, should have interviewed
the 80 members of Able Danger, as the Pentagon did, five of whom say
they saw "the chart."
Source: Former FBI Director Louis Freeh in the Wall Street Journal,
11/17/05. Fred Burks for the WantToKnow.info Team says virtually
no other major media reported this major story.
August 12, 2005 -- Pentagon outsources Iraqi security to
mercenaries, international brigands, and coup plotters. The U.S.
Army Contracting Agency, ignoring protests from human rights
organizations, is defending its award of an Iraq Reconstruction
Security Support Services (RSSS) contract to Aegis Defense Services
of Great Britain. The CEO of Aegis is former Scots Guard Regiment
Lt. Col Tim Spicer, a notorious international mercenary who has been
connected to guerrilla wars, extrajudicial killings, and coups in
Africa, Asia, Europe, and the South Pacific.
Strategic Support Branch "secret army of Northern Virginia."
Known by several names since its inception as Project Icon on April
25, 2002, the Strategic Support Branch is an arm of the DIA's nine-
year-old Defense Human Intelligence Service, which until now has
concentrated on managing military attachés assigned openly to U.S.
embassies around the world.
Perhaps the most significant shift is the Defense Department's bid
to conduct surreptitious missions, in friendly and unfriendly
states, when conventional war is a distant or unlikely prospect.
Comment: Note that WAR must be declared by Congress against a
specific country or countries.
Two longtime members of the House Intelligence Committee, a Democrat
and a Republican, said they knew no details before being interviewed
for this article. Pentagon officials said they established the
Strategic Support Branch using "reprogrammed" funds, without
explicit congressional authority or appropriation. Defense
intelligence missions, they said, are subject to less stringent
congressional oversight* than comparable operations by the CIA.
A recent Pentagon memo states that recruited agents may
include "notorious figures" whose links to the U.S. government would
be embarrassing if disclosed. Rumsfeld is laying claim to greater
independence of action as Congress seeks to subordinate the 15 U.S.
intelligence departments and agencies -- most under Rumsfeld's
The latest commander, reserve Army Col. George Waldroup. A
colorful Texan who refers to himself in the third person, as "GW.",
is not a graduate of the Army's Special Warfare Center or the CIA's
Field Tradecraft Course for intelligence officers.
Comment: What makes Waldroup qualified to hold his command. He has
to lie to Congress during their investigation the Florida INS Office
headed by Waldroup.
Rumsfeld has designated SOCOM's leader, Army Gen. Bryan D. Brown, as
the military commander in chief in the war on terrorism. Rumsfeld
has also given Brown's subordinates new authority to pay foreign
agents*. Known as "special mission units," Brown's elite forces are
not acknowledged publicly. They include two squadrons of an Army
unit popularly known as Delta Force, another Army squadron --
formerly code-named Gray Fox -- that specializes in close-in
electronic surveillance, an Air Force human intelligence unit and
the Navy unit popularly known as SEAL Team Six.
*Comment: Recruiting drug lords, assassins and snippers, death
squads or tortuers? See below article History of CIA Atrocities
The Strategic Support Branch's human intelligence "augmentation
teams" have deployed in Afghanistan and Iraq with a commando unit -
most recently called Task Force 626 - that drew the most demanding
intelligence missions, including the hunt for weapons of mass
destruction and the recruitment of informants in Iraq's insurgency.
said those assigned to work with them included out-of-shape men in
their fifties* and recent college graduates on their first
*Comment: In their "50s"...Now we know that the civilian
contractors are part ot this Strategic Support Branch.
Two US contractors, CACI International Inc and the Titan
Corporation, for their involvement in the functioning of Abu Ghraib.
CACI, has headquarters in Virginia, Note above comment about
the "secret army of Northern Virginia."
History of US civilian covert operations connected to Bush Sr and
the infamious Oliver North:
The term "Enterprise" came out of the Iran/Contra investigation
where in references were made to a stand alone covert operation that
acted independent of Congressional funding, should Congress cut off
such funding and independent of Congressional oversight.
This subject is very complex. The Enterprise is an off shoot of a
group called the World Anti-Communist League.
Cheney's shadow national security council
It turns out that Cheney had 15 military and political advisors on
foreign affairs, at a time when the president's own National
Security Council was being downsized.
US national security murders - really harsh interrogations
Comment: The following is my analysis of evidence of US national
Nov. 11, 2005 -- The House Government Operations Committee, under
the chairmanship of Rep. Bella Abzug (D-N.Y.), held several days of
hearings, beginning July 22, 1975, at which CIA General Counsel
Lawrence Houston was grilled about a Memorandum of Understanding,
dated March 1, 1954, between the Justice Department and the CIA,
exempting all CIA personnel from criminal prosecution for actions
they undertook in the national security interest of the United
Early in 1962, Robert Kennedy was trying to prosecute a top Mafia
boss, Sam Giancana, when he found the CIA interceding on Giancana's
On Nov 1, 1975 after writing the letter to President Ford, Bill
Colby was fired as CIA Director in what came to be known as
the "Halloween Massacre." Colby was replaced by George H.W. Bush as
CIA Director. As for Dick Cheney, when his mentor and boss, Don
Rumsfeld was named as Secretary of Defense, he was promoted to White
House Chief of Staff, where he would continue to preside over the
coverup of the death of Frank Olson, a U.S. Army chemist.
Dr. Olson had died under mysterious circumstances in November 1953.
He had plunged from a 13th-floor window of the Statler Hotel in New
York City, at 2:30 in the morning of Nov. 28, while in the company
of a CIA officer, Dr. Robert V. Lashbrook.
Dr. William Sargant, a noted British psychiatrist who had worked on
secret MI5/MI6 and CIA mind control experiments from the 1940s
through the 1970s
Sargant had learned that Frank Olson was acting deputy head of SO
(Special Operations)....Sargant told me (Jeffrey Steinberg) he
believed Frank Olson had witnessed murder being committed with the
various drugs he had prepared.
Steve Saracco, during the course of his investigation, independently
corroborated through sources in Israel, that the Mossad did study
Frank Olson's death as a picture-perfect, deniable assassination.
In early May 2001, Eric Olson (Frank Olson's son) received an
unexpected telephone call from one of his father's oldest friends
and closest collaborators at Fort Detrick. Norman Cournoyer had
served with Frank Olson during World War II, when the two men "had
designed the protective gear worn by U.S. troops in the Normandy
invasion in case they were met by biological weapons" (this quote is
from Eric Olson's contemporaneous memo on his three-day meeting with
Cournoyer had recently seen an April 1, 2000 New York Times Magazine
story on the Olson case by Michael Ignatieff, and had decided, after
much soul-searching, to provide Eric Olson with the missing pieces
of the story behind the U.S. Government's murder of his father.
Among the things that Cournoyer revealed to Eric: First, sometime in
1946 or 1947, Frank Olson's career turned onto a "new path." He went
to work for the CIA, and was drawn into a program euphemistically
called "information retrieval." Under such exotic code-names as
BLUEBIRD and ARTICHOKE and MKULTRA, Olson, an expert in chemical and
biological weaponry, was drawn into work on interrogation methods,
designed to draw information from even the most tight-lipped
targets. The drugs and other chemical techniques used in these
programs were tied to the most extreme forms of interrogation
techniques, often incorporating torture.
But beginning in 1950, according to Cournoyer, Olson began
travelling abroad, taking part in live interrogations
of "expendables," wartime Nazi criminals, suspected Soviet spies,
Cournoyer told Eric Olson that, following a trip to Europe in July
and August of 1953, Frank Olson had come to him in confidence.
Cournoyer still maintained his top secret security clearances, so
Olson had no qualms about telling his friend that he had been
eyewitness to more than one murder-by-interrogation. Cournoyer later
told two German documentary filmmakers: "Frank told me, 'Norm, they
went to extremes. Did you ever see a man die? I did. People being
interrogated died.' He told me he was going to leave. He was getting
out of the CIA."
Cournoyer also told Eric Olson that his father had said that he
suspected that the United States had used biological weapons against
North Korea, a charge later explored by two Canadian researchers in
a book-length exposé.
Koch and Wech exposed secret CIA Cold War interrogation centers in
West Germany, including a facility in Oberursel, north of Frankfurt,
dubbed "Camp King." Here the CIA conducted torture/interrogation
experiments on Nazi convicts and Soviet spies. Among the "advisors"
working at "Camp King" was Professor Kurt Blome. Blome had been the
Deputy Surgeon General of the Third Reich, responsible for all of
the biological experiments conducted at concentration camps like
Dachau. Blome had been arrested at the end of World War II and put
on trial at Nuremberg, but under a secret U.S. Government
program, "Operation Dust-Bin," had been recruited to teach the
Americans how to conduct innovative interrogations.
According to Frank Olson's passport (he had been issued a diplomatic
passport in 1950, another indication of his new CIA employment), he
had made several trips to West Germanyto Frankfurt, Heidelberg, and
Berlinbetween 1950-53. A careful review by Eric Olson of his
fathers slides and home movies confirmed he had been at the CIA's
clandestine headquarters for West Germany, at the old I.G. Farben
headquarters in Frankfurt. In August 1953, he had been at the U.S.
Army's headquarters in Berlin, where several top Soviet spies were
being interrogated by the "rough boys."
Every bit of evidence compiled over the last 30 years now convinces
Eric Olson that his father was murdered to prevent him from blowing
the whistle on the torture, the drug experimentation, the employment
of Nazi war criminals, and the possible use of biological weapons in
the Korean War.
What is clear is that Dick Cheney played a pivotal role in the
coverup of what has all the earmarks of a Government execution,
aimed at protecting some of the darkest secrets of the Cold War.
And if the past does illuminate the future, then the Frank Olson
case sheds some important light on "the Vice President of torture,"
whose crimes did not begin with Abu Ghraib or even on Sept. 11,
2. Crossfire, The Plot That Killed Kennedy, by Jim Marrs, p. 142
In a May 15, 1959 document written by Gen. Richard Stillwell as a
member of a special presidential committee, US foreign policy
outlined a new vision of the role of the US military in the world.
This document, "Training Under the Matual Training Program" offered
nothing less than a plan to provide nations ruled by a military
elite with training an ideology supplied by Americans to protect the
noncommunist world. 
3. Crossfire, The Plot That Killed Kennedy, by Jim Marrs., p. 302.
During 1964, Soviet Col. Nosenko defected to the CIA after working
as a spy for the CIA for two years. When Nosenko defected he said he
had important information for the Warren Commission, but he was
never allowed to speak to them.
The CIA imprisoned Yuri Nosenko for three years to keep him from
talking to the Warren Commission. CIA provided false evidence to
the Warren Commission that indicated Oswald had contacted the Cuban
and Soviet embassy's in Mexico prior to the Kennedy's
assassination. Nosenko said -- based on two mental examinations
made of Oswald -- the KGB found (Oswald)... "mentally unstable" ...
and never considered recruiting him as a (KGB) asset/spy. 
Nosenko told the CIA that Oswald was never associated with Soviet
Intelligence and they suspected he was associated with American
Intelligence. He provided the CIA with the names of KGB spies as
proof of he was a real defector. Nosenko's story was corroborated by
one of the FBI's deepest secrets -- their own Soviet KGB defector,
code named, Fedora. 1.
Nosenko was imprisoned in solitary confinement in an 8 X 8 foot cell
for 1,277 days, had his teeth knocked out, and was subject to
hostile interrogation and drugged, all violation civil rights
granted to anyone on US soil. No one in the CIA has been tried for
this crime. (Source: Plausible Denial by Mark Lane)
Nosenko underwent "hostile interrogation". He was put on a diet of
weak tea, macaroni, and porridge, given nothing to read, a light was
burning in his unheated cell twenty-four hours a day, and his guards
were forbidden to speak with him or even smile. His isolation was
so complete that Nosenko eventually began to hallucinate, according
to CIA testimony before the House Select Committee on Assassination.
1. Crossfire, The Plot That Killed Kennedy, by Jim Marrs, p. 131-
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