Ch. 8: New Old Boy at the CIA.
G.H.W. Bush ambassador to China (65-66). Head of CIA (66-69).
Ch. 9: Picking Up the Pieces.
Withcontacts from Frank Terpil, Wilson set upa working relationship with Libya; hisgoal was to make money, using CIAconnections in hopes of businessexpansion (70-77).
Ch. 10: Murders at Home andAbroad.
Orlando Letelier's 1976 murderin D.C. was part of Operation Condor, a joint S. African, Israeli, S. Korean,Chilean, etc. "murder-and-assassinationrampage" (78; 78-82).
Ch. 11: Operation Watchtower.
TheBush-Noriega relationship "may havebeen the first attempt by America'sprivate intelligence network to financeoperations in this hemisphere with drugoperations, as they had done in Laos"(83). Bush agreed to Noriega's demandto be cut into the CIA's drug operation;Edwin Wilson was made the scapegoatfor Operation WATCHTOWER (a secretCIA-Israeli operation in Colombia) (83-86).
Ch. 12: Setting Up Wilson.
Confusednegotiations were under way involvingassassination plots when in theaftermath of the Letelier murder the CIA"labeled Wilson a former CIA agent whohad left the Agency and gone rogue" (93;87-93).
Ch. 13: Politicizing Intelligence.
The June 1976 decision, when G.H.W. Bushwas head of the CIA, to set up an outsidegroup of intelligence experts ("the B Team") to evaluate Soviet strategicstrength "eventually allowed the ultimateprivatization of American Intelligence"(94). The mysterious John Arthur Paisley,subject of an entire book by Trento andhis wife Susan, entitled
Ch. 14: Bush and the Safari Club.
George H.W. Bush succeeded while headof the CIA in switching reliance forregional intelligence from Israel to SaudiArabia (99). An informal intelligencenetwork was set up outside the U.S. withthe help of Saudi Intelligence headSheikh Kamal Adham after Watergate; atthis time "worldwide covert operationsfor the Agency were funded through ahost of Saudi banking and charityenterprises" (101; 100-01). Ed Wilsonsupported this network (101). Thisnetwork, which included France, Egypt,Saudi Arabia, Morocco, and Iran, wascalled the Safari Club (101-03). WithBush's "official blessing," Adham set up"the biggest clandestine money networkin history " in the Bank of Credit andCommerce International (BCCI) (104; theoperation of this bank, busted by Frenchauthorities in 1991, is still not understood[370n.4]).
Ch. 15: Stansfield Turner TakesOver.
Carter made war on the CIA andlost (107-09). Carter tried to end Israel'sspecial relationship with the CIA, butShackley went around him and becamethe Mossad's man at the agency (109-11).
Ch. 16: The Setup.
Shackley set out to"create a totally private intelligencenetwork using CIA assets until PresidentCarter could be replaced" by taking overWilson's assets and discrediting Wilson(113-15). One of Trento's best sources isShirley Brill, with the CIA since 1960 andin an affair with Tom Clines during thisperiod (116-19). Wilson did not realizeShackley was out to get him until afterhe was in prison (119-22).
Ch. 17: Missing the Rogue Elephant.
Turner axed 823 CIA operatives in the1977 Halloween massacre; Clines left theagency and Shackley was demoted (123-26). Roberta "Bobbi" Barnes becameWilson's paymaster and mistress (126-27). Wilson's dealings with Libya (127-