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By Judyth Vary Baker Anti-conspiracy writers have long sneered at the many critics who have stepped forth exhibiting concern over the findings of the Warren Commission and other U.S. government-sponsored investigations regarding tragic assassinations and the resultant decline of American civilization into the twenty-first century due to war, corruption, lies to the public, and sheer, unregulated greed. A common complaint of Official Version defenders had been that their critics lacked the mental moxie needed to qualify as such. But astride both centuries stands the Colossus of American political analysis – Peter Dale Scott – spanning the gap between sociopolitical myth and reality, guiding the safe passage of truth to port in these troubling times. From his own website:
Biography Peter Dale Scott, a former Canadian diplomat and English Professor at the University of California, Berkeley, is a poet, writer, and researcher. He was born in Montreal in 1929, the only son of the poet F.R. Scott and the painter Marian Scott. He is married to Ronna Kabatznick; and he has three children,Cassie, Mika, and John Scott, by a previous marriage to Maylie Marshall.
His prose books include The War Conspiracy (1972), The Assassinations: Dallas and Beyond (in collaboration, 1976), Crime and Cover-Up: The CIA, the Mafia, and the Dallas-Watergate Connection (1977), The Iran-Contra Connection (in collaboration, 1987),Cocaine Politics: Drugs, Armies, and the CIA in Central America (in collaboration, 1991, 1998), Deep Politics and the Death of JFK (1993, 1996), Deep Politics Two (1994, 1995, 2006), Drugs Oil and War (Lanham, MD: Rowman and Littlefield, March 2003), The Road to 9/11 (Berkeley: University of California Press, 2007), and The War Conspiracy: JFK, 9/11, and the Deep Politics of War (Ipswich, MA: Mary Ferrell Foundation Press, 2008). His chief poetry books are the three volumes of his trilogy Seculum: Coming to Jakarta: A Poem About
Terror (1989), Listening to the Candle: A Poem on Impulse (1992), and Minding the Darkness: A Poem for the Year 2000. In addition he has published Crossing Borders: Selected Shorter Poems (1994), published in Canada as Murmur of the Stars. In November 2002 he was awarded the Lannan Poetry Award. A new book of poems, Mosaic Orpheus, will appear in Spring 2009 from McGill-Queen's University Press. An anti-war speaker during the Vietnam and Gulf Wars, he was a co-founder of the Peace and Conflict Studies Program at UC Berkeley, and of the Coalition on Political Assassinations (COPA). His poetry has dealt with both his experience and his research, the latter of which has centered on U.S. covert operations, their impact on democracy at home and abroad, and their relations to the John F. Kennedy assassination and the global drug traffic. The poet-critic Robert Hass has written (Agni, 31/32, p. 335) that "Coming to Jakarta is the most important political poem to appear in the English language in a very long time." …This website is dedicated to helping to promote an informed public opinion that is both local and international. I particularly want to thank those who have sent me supportive or informative emails from 37 countries: Great Britain, Sweden, Norway, Finland, the Netherlands, Belgium, Germany, France, Spain, Portugal, Italy, Switzerland, Austria, Czech Republic, Poland, Russia, Hungary, Bulgaria, Cyprus, Turkey, Israel, South Africa, Pakistan, Singapore, China, Japan, India, Thailand, Indonesia, Australia, New Zealand, Mexico, Venezuela, Colombia, Chile, Brazil, Canada (plus 3 more from visitors in Ecuador, Bolivia, and Nepal). Special thanks to the visiting professor in Singapore, who said that he was forwarding this URL to his friends in China. I wish also to thank friends who have forwarded useful material, such as the important Irish Times story on bin Laden, the US, and oil, that first reached me via Indonesia from Qatar. I do believe that international public opinion, when it becomes powerful enough, will become the most effective restraint to the excesses and follies of particular governments.
From Spartacus, we can obtain the following quotations from Scott’s writings, showing both his depth of logic and the consistency of his thought:
(1) Peter Dale Scott, Deep Politics and the Death of JFK (1993) At the first meeting of the newly constituted Warren Commission, Allen Dulles handed out copies of a book to help define the ideological parameters he proposed for the Commission's forthcoming work. American assassinations were different from European ones, he told the Commission. European assassinations were the work of conspiracies, whereas American assassins acted alone. Someone was alert enough to remind Dulles of the Lincoln assassination, when Lincoln and two members of his cabinet were shot simultaneously in different parts of Washington. But Dulles was not stopped for a second: years of dissembling in the name of "intelligence" were not to fail him in this challenge. He simply retorted that the killers in the Lincoln case were so completely under the control of one man (John Wilkes Booth), that the three killings were virtually the work of one man. Dulles's logic here (or, as I prefer to call it, his paralogy) was not idiosyncratic, it was institutional. As we have seen, J. Edgar Hoover had already, by November 25, committed his own reputation and the Bureau to the conclusion that Oswald had done it, and acted alone. Chief Justice Warren knew this, yet said at the same meeting, "We can start with the premise that we can rely upon the reports of the various agencies that have been engaged in the investigation." John J. McCloy spoke for the extra-governmental establishment when he added that it was of paramount importance to "show the world that America is not a banana republic, where a government can be changed by conspiracy."
(2) Peter Dale Scott, Deep Politics and the Death of JFK (1993) FBI documents released in 1979 show other instances in which key information was either altered before it reached the Warren Commission, or else withheld altogether. For example, judging from Warren Commission records, the FBI covered up Jack Ruby's connections to organized crime. The Commission did not receive an important interview with Luis Kutner, a Chicago lawyer who had just told the press (correctly) about Ruby's connections to Chicago mobsters Lennie Patrick and Dave Yaras. All the FBI transmitted was a meaningless follow-up interview in which Kutner merely said he had no additional information. Apparently the FBI also failed to transmit a teletype revealing that Yaras, a national hit man for the Chicago syndicate who had grown up with Ruby, and who had been telephoned by one of Ruby's Teamster contacts on the eve of the assassination, was about to attend a "hoodlum meeting" of top East and West Coast syndicate representatives, including some from the "family" of the former Havana crime lord Santos Trafficante.
(3) Peter Dale Scott, Deep Politics and the Death of JFK (1993) Such an explanation is less plausible for the FBI's interference with leads that appeared to be guiding its agents to the actual assassins of the President - a case, seemingly, of obstruction of justice, or worse. How else should one assess the response of FBI headquarters to a report from Miami that Joseph Adams Milteer, a white racist with Klan connections, had in early November 1963 correctly warned that a plot to kill the President "from an office building with a high-powered rifle" was already "in the working"? These words are taken from a tape-recording of a discussion between Milteer and his friend, Miami police informant Bill Somersett. Miami police provided copies of this tape to both the Secret Service and the FBI on November 10, 1963, two weeks before the assassination, and this led to the cancellation of a planned motorcade for the President in Miami on November 18.20 Although an extremist, Milteer was no loner. Southern racists were well organized in 1963, in response to federal orders for desegregation; and Milteer was an organizer for two racist parties, the National States Rights party and the Constitution party. In addition he had attended an April 1963 meeting in New Orleans of the Congress of Freedom, Inc., which had been monitored by an informant for the Miami police. A Miami detective's report of the Congress included the statement that "there was indicated the overthrow of the present government of the United States," including "the setting up of a criminal activity to assassinate particular persons." The report added that "membership within the Congress of Freedom, Inc., contain high ranking members of the armed forces that secretly belong to the organization." In other words, the deep politics of racist intrigue had become intermingled, in the Congress as elsewhere, with the resentment within the armed forces against their civilian commander. Perhaps the most important example in 1963 was that of General Edwin Walker, whom Oswald was accused of stalking and shooting at. Forced to retire in 1962 for disseminating right-wing propaganda in the armed forces, Walker was subsequently arrested at the "Ole Miss" anti-desegregation riots. Nor was the FBI itself exempt from racist intrigue: Milteer, on tape, reported detailed plans for the murder of Martin Luther King, Jr., whom Hoover's FBI, by the end of 1963, had also targeted for (in their words) "neutralizing ... as an effective Negro leader." Four days after the assassination Somerset! reported that Milteer had been "jubilant" about it: "Everything ran true to form. I guess you thought I was kidding you when I said he would be killed from a window with a high-powered rifle." Milteer also was adamant that he had not been "guessing" in his original prediction. In both of the relevant FBI reports from Miami, Somersett was described as "a source who had furnished reliable information in the past."
(4) Peter Dale Scott, Deep Politics and the Death of JFK (1993) To sum up, it would appear that Bobby Kennedy, consciously or not, had targeted a number of figures, such as Sam Giancana, James Plumeri, and perhaps even Jimmy Hoffa, who were simultaneously intelligence assets. Well-placed informants and/or their government handlers have furthermore implicated members of this intelligence-mob connection in the coalition of forces that retaliated by killing the President. The House Committee Report, steadfastly refusing to look at Ruby's very pronounced connection to this intelligence-mob milieu, provided instead a distorted governmental account of "La Cosa Nostra," from which the intelligence connections had been systematically expunged. But if Blakey was responsible in repeating the opinion that those who killed Kennedy killed Giancana as well, it becomes even more important to know who was the "CIA guy," who (according to FBN and DEA informant Charles Crimaldi) used someone from the underworld to kill Giancana. After so many years, some of the mob members of this milieu are now notorious - notably John Rosselli, Santos Trafficante, Carlos Marcello, and Sam Giancana. Others - Barney Baker, Dave Yaras, Irwin Weiner - have been known for years to researchers. (4) Peter Dale Scott, The Nation (20th March, 2006) In the June 1994 Reviews in American History, you published an essay by Max Holland concerning my book, Deep Politics, which he had already attacked in the Wilsonian Quarterly. His article opens with a reference to "fantastic conspiracies through innuendo, presumption, and pseudo-scholarship" (p. 191); it closes with his own innuendo about "palpable, cunningly manufactured falsehoods" (p. 209). Surely it is gross intellectual cowardice to allege or imply falsehoods without supporting this accusation. One might have thought that in a 19-page attack on my "opaque prose" and "fevered imagination" (p. 191), there would be at least a paragraph dealing with what I had actually written. I can actually find only one dependent clause on the penultimate page, referring to "the fantasy that Kennedy was on the verge of pulling out from South Vietnam" (p. 208). Even this is not very close to what I actually wrote: "that in late 1963 Kennedy had authorized an initial withdrawal of... troops... to be substantially completed by the end of 1965" (Deep Politics, p. 24). I went on to note how "time after time... critics, from Leslie Gelb in the Times to Alexander Cockburn in the Nation, have replaced this verifiable issue of fact by an unverifiable one: whether or not JFK would have pulled the United States out of Vietnam" (pp. 25-26). Holland, a longtime Nation editor, has, you will note, once again resorted to this simple trick of devious substitution. Why do we find in an academic journal the turgid rant and wildly mixed metaphors ("unfathomable crossroads," p. 193) of the Nation? Holland demonstrates at the outset that he has done no basic research on Oswald, whom he believes to be the only person important in the case. He writes that "Prior to that Friday [November 22, 1963], no one called him Lee Harvey Oswald" (p. 193). In fact he had been called Lee Harvey Oswald in newspaper accounts of his 1959 defection to the USSR (and 1962 return) in the New York Times, Washington Post, New York Herald Tribune, Washington Star, Fort Worth Press, etc. to name only some of those press accounts filed under "Lee Harvey Oswald" by the FBI, ONI, Texas Department of Public Safety, etc. (It is true that the CIA chose for its own reasons of state to label one of its three files on Oswald "Lee Henry Oswald," but Holland would be very foolish to adduce this as proof that to the CIA Oswald was unimportant.) The very first State Department cable from Moscow (1304 of 10/31/59) referred to "Lee Harvey Oswald," and this cable was also filed by other federal government agencies, as well as reproduced in the Warren Commission volumes (18 WH 105). Holland's theorizing about the ignored Oswald's supposed "desire to prove his central importance" (p. 199) is based on, and misled by, perverse secondary sources -- notably Gerald Posner's Case Closed. Holland also has it wrong when he says that "the FBI and CIA had lied by omission (my italics) to the [Warren] Commission" (p. 204). Officials of both agencies had lied in much more constructive ways, to the Commission as well as to each other. The CIA for example supplied a radically falsified version of "Lee
Henry Oswald's" 201 file, which Richard Helms then certified to be accurate and complete. The FBI falsely denied a pre-assassination contact with Oswald, and compounded possible perjury about this (5 WH 13) with criminal destruction of relevant evidence. (I refer you on this last point to Posner's Case Closed, pp. 214-16.) In my view, these undisputed falsifications of the record after the assassination (which I did not even bother to mention in my book) are much less significant than the misleading games played with the Oswald files of the CIA and FBI (with innuendos of a possible KGB plot) just before the assassination. I gave prominent place to these in my book, and Holland, predictably, ignores them. The newly released documents prove the pre-assassination deceptions to be far worse than I described them. Given these facts, it is surprising that an academic journal supposedly committed to inquiry, shortly after tens of thousands of important new documents have been deposited in the National Archives, would publish Holland's fatuous excuse for not bothering to look at them (they "ultimately will only prove one thing: the Warren Commission got it right" -- p. 208). There is only one quotation in Holland's essay about Oswald from an actual Oswald contact: a Dallas assistant district attorney (Bill Alexander), who complained that Oswald was so smug "I was going to beat the shit out of him" (p. 201). This quotation is much more revealing than it sounds. It is taken from Gerald Posner's Case Closed (p. 345), the latest rehash of the Warren Report for true believers. Alexander is not just a proven liar (as are so many of Posner's preferred sources), he is, only three pages later in Posner's book, a self-admitted liar! Posner is a lawyer, and we are quite used to seeing lawyers turn to known liars for facts they cannot obtain elsewhere. But why is a self-admitted liar quoted as a source in a supposedly reputable academic journal? In the first chapter of my book I noted how the Kennedy assassination, and related topics such as Kennedy's late 1963 authorization of troop withdrawal, had become for many disreputable and indiscussible topics (pp. 12-16). Even so, I was disappointed to see those who have published me attacked vigorously for doing so by a major historical journal. I continue to believe that it is the job of the academy to open minds, not to close them.
These quotations allow us a glimpse of the man behind the prose. In his typical style –finding subtly attractive ways to destroy the work of solid researchers and the testimonies of every possible witness in the Kennedy assassination who might even hint at Oswald’s innocence, John McAdams brings forth a ‘critic’ to counter the massive impact that the concept of Deep Politics has had to change American thought about the nature of the Cabal that assassinated Kennedy. Scott’s Deep Politics concept established exactly what New Orleans District Attorney Jim Garrison had desperately attempted –but failed--to give to the American people via the trial of Clay Shaw. Garrison knew that the webwork involving the Kennedy assassination and its immediate cover-up activities was complex.it seemed that ‘everyone’ was involved. In a sense, we now that was true. “Everyone’of importance in the case was compromised or involved in such a way that cooperation among them all was necessary, lest ‘anyone’ (except for Oswald) might be blamed. Oswald had the misfortune to be associated with a number of agencies. Any agency admitting such a relationship with Oswald couldlead to embarrassing and possibly deadly revelations.
The concept of “Deep Politics” demonstrates to the intelligent, unbiased reader exactly how a wide webwork and network of associated insiders were impelled to cooperate, or perish. Scott’s work defined the nature of the beast, leaving it to others to connect the dots. That, predictably, was not enough for the pedantic and predictably biased John Mcadams, who managed to dredge up someone with a sufficiently-developed vocabulary to be able to complain (with a tinge of pseudo-intellectualism) of Scott’s refusal to hang himself out to dry in the desert of our discontent: Scott, it was declared, blamed ‘everybody’ for the assassination, not allowing himself to be pinned down: The “critic” wrote—
“Scott's Deep Politics and the Death of JFK is a fully-researched document citing deep connections concerning Vietnam, Lee Harvey Oswald, Jack Ruby, and the plot and cover-up of President Kennedy's assassination. Scott's failure occurs as throughout the entire book, and even in his conclusion (titled "Who Killed JFK?"), he cannot simply label even one large and all-inclusive unit, like the government, as being responsible for JFK's death.” Note the false criterion: Scott was required to label ‘one large and allinclusive unit…as being responsible…” “He continually swings back and forth, all in the name of deep political analysis, and seems to draw not one conclusion but several contradictory ones. Repeatedly at the end of the book, he also calls attention to the JFK assassination's connections to the murders of Martin Luther King and Bobby Kennedy as well as to McCarthyism, Watergate, and Contragate. Simply summarized, everything in the political sphere, as well as in the national and international spheres, has been connected to the Kennedy assassination on November 22, 1963, in some way. The reader leaves Scott's Deep Politics with much more confusion than he began with and no idea of how to live in a world or an America which is so completely based on corruption and suspicion. My answer: Scott's analysis is not worth giving that much credit to.” ==oops! I’ve emphasized the diction problem and the ‘to’ to provide a glimpse into this lady’s ability to write truly good English, let alone apply good logic, though Mark Twain, I’m sure (who liked prepositions at the end of
sentences) would disagree with my noting ‘to’ as something I should take umbrage to. Who is this lady? Finding Ms. Weber’s CV has proven difficult (I have posted Dr. Scott’s at the end of this article – he has made it freely available for inspection by all). McAdams chose an apparent unknown to criticize Scott’s magnificent book. It might have been one of his students, steeped in the contrivances of the Official Version, doing her patriotic duty to God, and country, hoping for an “A” grade from her professor. Or not.
Fortunately for us, Scott’s Wikipedia biography has apparently not been invaded by vandals or by McAdams, who, in my own Wikipedia biography, inserted a section named “Killers and the Women Who Love Them” which, however, was only about “Me & Lee.” Protests to have such offensive material removed from my biography ultimately resulted in the biography, which had been online almost six years and did have some accurate information in it, erased from Wikipedia by persons associated with the Wikipedia conspiracy theory damage-control editor “Gamaliel” (such as “Shutterbun” who posts at McAdams’ newsgroup), first under the claim that I did not exist, and, when we proved that indeed I existed, and had a documentary, international art clients, and a book out there, that I was, nevertheless, a fraud. Now I’m listed under “conspiracy theories” where the reader is directed to John McAdams’ screed about me. May such a fate never happen to a man of the caliber of Peter Dale Scott.
The material from Wikipedia (just below) seems to be more accurate than that posted about me under “Killers and the Women Who Love them,” so I assume McAdams has not yet inserted his manly acumen into this biography: “Scott has researched and written several investigative books about the role of the "deep state" (as opposed to the "public state"). However, Scott rejects the label of "conspiracy theory" and has used the phrase "deep politics" to describe his heavily-footnoted political writing. The investigative bent has spilled over into his works of poetry, some of which must contain marginal notes to explain to readers which documents or real-world news events are being referred to. His most recent book, The Road to 9/11 from the University of California Press, deals with historical and geopolitical context of the events of 9/11, and describes "how U.S. foreign policy since the 1960s has led to partial or total cover-ups of past domestic criminal acts, including, perhaps, the catastrophe of 9/11." An interesting aspect of Scott's work that combines both his investigating interests and his poetry is illustrated by The Global Drug Meta-Group: Drugs, Managed Violence, and the Russian 9/11.”
If I have succeeded in holding your attention thus far, you have passed the test. You are intelligent enough – and care enough --to read, appreciate and enjoy the important poem below—“The Tao of 9/11” – a masterpiece written by Peter Dale Scott. “The Tao of 9/11” reveals the thought of a good and great man to the terrors besetting us in today’s uncertain, hard and ruthless world, contrasted with what I consider a dwindling hope for peace:
The Tao of 9/11 At the First Emperor’s Tomb the Chinese People’s Republic shows you a preliminary movie in which this monument of empire is seen through the eyes of peasants who rose up in rebellion and smashed the terra cotta statues we have come so far to see. I tried asking whether the government is more in favor of the tomb or of its being smashed? The guide answered Both! We think the tao of history contains both the bright yang of order and the dark yin of revolt. So I said, Does that mean that in the present phase of history the yin is the Falun Gong? A short silence. Then You must understand that in China there are some things we do not think about. I know why I’m remembering this. There are things we don’t think about in America things I don’t want to think about myself like this flood of emails from Russians whom I have never met about Far West Ltd. a meta-group almost unknown and yet so powerful it is said to manipulate states for the ends of the drug traffic spreading violence in an organized route from Afghanistan and Kosovo to New York Scott ‘05
a group which brought its partners — a Venezuelan close to FARC Colombian Revolutionary Armed Forces an Israeli advising Thaçi chief KLA commander and a Turk close to al-Qaeda to meet in the villa of Khashoggi once the richest man in the world Kessler 12 whom the Senate BCCI Report listed among the principal agents of the U.S. Report 299 and arms seller to the Medellin Cartel Report with Voloshin (Berezovsky’s man under Yeltsin in the Kremlin) and one of the Chechen Basaevs who then blew up Moscow buildings as described by John Dunlop Dunlop shortly after the U.S. and the KLA Liberation Army took over Kosovo ‘05 Dunlop is reputable Why did he present the meeting as a mere plan for a Russian 9/11 at the behest of Yeltsin’s Kremlin Dunlop ignoring the role at the villa of men like Sosnaliev and Tsveiba from Abkhazia which now has become a key heroin transiting point? Caspian ‘02 Why did he suppress what his source said about Surikov and Fritz Ermarth the Turk and the CIA the Israeli and the KLA? Was it because just like myself he did not want to think about who was involved in opening the new Kosovo drug route after the mad dash of Russian troops
one month before the meeting 11, 1999 to seize the Pristina airport in Kosovo 279, 284-85 without (it is said) the knowledge of Yeltsin 285, fn. 11
June Judah Shevtsova
just as Al McCoy and myself both promptly forgot about the vet who refused to talk to us after they firebombed his Jag McCoy xii, Scott ‘89 14748, Scott ‘04 38-40 not wanting to face what it means that you can sell drugs in a DEA sting and still be released when you tell them you are a CIA informant. Levine 35-36 Two kinds of businesses: those which flourish from peace and the strengthening of law and those which require the opposite zones of incessant chaos like Chechnya Colombia Afghanistan where drugs can be grown or trafficked under the watch of PMCs. companies The CIA knew what it was doing when in 2001 they brought back “Mr. Ten Percent” Mohammed Zaman at the top of the heroin trade from Dijon to Jalalabad and arranged for the release of Haji Ayub Afridi from prison Raman (the same men who in the ‘80s had organized the heroin trail to the Soviet troops i.e. to the clique who became Far West with the blessings of the CIA) Raman thus restoring the Afghan opium economy
Scott ‘92, 129;
after two years of prohibition under the Taliban. 43-44 and pushing America and Russia still further down the path of increasing superwealth and declining average income (my starting salary in ‘61 $7250.00 could buy a third of a good Berkeley house a starting salary today paying perhaps a twentieth) increasing income disparities the sign our state is declining the homeless we no longer support and have grown used to not thinking about as we step across them towards our ATMs what Sallust and Arnold discerned in Rome and Victorian London privatim opulentia publice egestas Arnold until the republic is suborned by these forces we cannot see for which the intellectual price is a shrinkage of our culture towards the trivialities of narcotic distractions undecipherable poets and expansion of empire with help from al Qaeda until now there are American troops from Kyrgyzstan to Kosovo.
Scott ‘03 33,
Starting in 1998 Surikov, the Venezuelan, and the Turk had their own company Far West http://www.pravda.info/news/2695.html connected with the secured transport of commercial shipments from Afghanistan Filin ‘05 and with representatives in the Emirates, Afghanistan, Colombia,
Kosovo http://www.pravda.info/news/2695.html as well as contracts with Halliburton Yasenev, Lysenko (Far West’s leader Vladimir Filin the suspected chief narcobaron Kaledin ‘03 confirmed that “a well-known American corporation is a co-founder of our agency” Filin ‘05 and after I quoted this it was reported that Filin cleared the Pristina dash in advance with Thaçi and Haradinaj Surikov 2006 described by the London Observer as a drug-trafficker and the key US intelligence asset in Kosovo Observer, 9/10/00 who is now on trial at the Hague London Times, 3/8/05 while Filin and Far West worked on the Georgian project, financed by KBR Halliburton, apparently with the approval of CIA) Yasenev and with Diligence Middle East a PMC (with success in securing contracts from Neil Bush, the President’s brother) Times, 12/11/03 headed by Joe Allbaugh 12/11/03; 5/20/04 who in 2000 organized both the Bush-Cheney campaign and the “19th floor riot” that stopped the recount in Miami-Dade County Floridagate and then was made head of FEMA the agency that with Cheney and Rumsfeld Bamford 72 had developed “Reagan’s Secret Coup Plans” in the 1980s Coup Plans”, Mann 139; “Reagan’s Secret Progressive
Financial Financial Times, Asia Times,
Review, June 2004 the plans for COG Continuity of Government the plans for an anti-constitutional takeover in a time of crisis Progressive Review, June 1998. Cf. New York Times, 11/18/91 which were implemented on 9/11 9/11 Report 38; Bamford 66 with Cheney’s two orders — the first one still unexplained ten minutes before Flight 77 is supposed to have hit the Pentagon 219-23 and then a shoot-down order before the President’s plane took off Clarke 8 when the only hijacked plane remaining was Flight 93. ‘07 ch. 13 Both after Bush had entrusted Cheney, FEMA, and Allbaugh to set up a terrorism task force to deal with terrorist attacks Ruppert, 412-18
Houston Chronicle, 5/9/01;
which is said to have changed the rules making it far more complicated to deal with hijacked planes fn. 101, 458 just weeks before 9/11 412-18
9/11 Report, 17; cf. Ruppert,
and required FEMA to holdexercises www.fema.gov/pdf/library/appi.pdf. planned for September 12 in New York so that one day before WTC-7 collapsed World Trade Center 7 without being hit by al-Qaeda 25-32 FEMA had already moved out into a larger temporary headquarters from which the New York clean-up was directed. It is too much. I think of Petrov blown up in his car in Cape Town after taping his quarrel with Surikov Griffin
at the Hotel Bristol in Vienna and I think of Indira Singh who lost her job at J.P. Morgan after she notified the FBI about Ptech the hi-tech Islamist firm with contracts at FAA the White House the Secret Service and links to the local Al Kifah support group followed by a Treasury raid on Ptech and then the immediate WBZ4, 12/9/02 firing of Paul O’Neill. the Treasury Singh spoke publicly about Ptech Radio, 12/8/02 adding as an aside when I ran into the drugs I was told that if I mentioned the money to the drugs around 9/11 that would be the end of me. testimony So much to wonder about so much to be grateful for! the enormity of the suppressed should not let us forget the obvious
Boston Globe, 12/7/02; Secretary of NPR
like Havel’s gratitude to Congress for the liberation of eastern Europe which Noam found silly and repugnant Cockburn ‘95 149-51 not having lived there himself Like the times in a bad marriage good times flash back with pain so in the midst of preemptive war I remember loving this country that even the CIA helped Milosz start life anew back when defectors were still being kidnapped in the streets. But as for 9/11 and drugs
the 9/11 Report denied the connection Report 171 ignoring the drug money for Ramzi Yousef from an I.S.I. agent in the Philippines for a plot covered up according to an Embassy security official by high-ranking officers of the CIA and Secret Service Cockburn, Ressa 33
or the speech by Bonner of Customs on the Jafar organization out of Detroit Bonner; cf. Farah 171-72 (shipping hash and heroin to the United States for almost half a century) Goddard and Coleman 24 Khalid Jafar’s bag (said NBC) was placed on Pan Am 103 without passing through inspection as part of a DEA undercover operation Guardian 11/1/90 I remember the defeat and fear in the face of Allan Francovich the last time he contacted me via a cut-out a mutual friend one year before Allan dropped dead while going through U.S. Customs Independent 4/28/97 whose film on Pan Am 103 and Jafar could be shown in Britain but not this country Ganser 49 though he has since been posthumously vindicated by a police chief’s signed statement that key evidence in the Lockerbie trial was planted by the CIA; Scotsman 8/28/05 and what happened to Danny Casolaro Coleman 352-55 on the trail of the so-called Octopus Gwynne 224-25 until he was “suicided” in West Virginia News 8/27.93 with my name and number in his notebook. Forgive me if I do not want to think Goddard and Beaty and Buffalo
of how they destroyed L (the Republican businessman whose mistake was to tell the FBI about the Nicaraguan drug lord who picked up the dinner tab at the fundraiser in San Francisco L had arranged for the Contras, after which L got a death threat over the phone while waiting in Senator Kerry’s outer office for a secret rendez-vous). And should I now be trusting V this Russian whose reports on Far West are corroborated only by Filin’s admission that he himself went to Kosovo? Surikov 2006 It is hard to know whom to trust as I learned back East at a Center International Center researching for Senator Kerry’s investigation Development Policy into Contra support operations and drugs. I think of the secret memo in two copies I had my secretary a student volunteer hand-deliver from the Center to Brian Barger and Bob Parry 324, Parry 15 who phoned back furious (Don’t write these things down in Washington!) and somehow Secord’s lawyer got it Richard Secord to file as a Court Exhibit in the Christic case and what about Jack Terrell at the Center a man intimate with the mercenary “community” Nation 8/15/87 who knew about the military coup in Fiji Nation 8/15/87 that night before anyone in the press. Jack was shown to have told the truth about the Contra cocaine operation disguised by imports of frozen fish Kerry Report, 438, Scott and Marshall 131 in the memo prepared for Senator Kerry
cf. Terrell 297-
which was stolen for the Reagan Justice Department Scott and Marshall 151 after which Oliver North called Terrell a “Terrorist Threat” Terrell 463, Scott and Marshall 142-43 and our Center was put under FBI surveillance. Scott and Marshall 148ss, cf. Kerry Report 163, Terrell 384 So later when Jack said he wanted to bring his wife to the United States I (knowing his childhood story of how when fourteen he had stolen a car and on the instruction of his father was sentenced to 18 years in an adult prison) Marshall 127 gave him the money he needed for return airfare to Manila Scott and
after which a call came from the Center: Why did you finance Terrell’s scheme to destroy Manglapus (who had been expected Philippine Foreign Secretary to succeed Cory in the Philippines)? Aquino, cf. Time 10/28/91, Terrell 424-32 In this way my naïve good will implicated me in the defeat of the one candidate committed to removing the U.S. military bases. Still later Jack invited me to think he might have been the “Carson” who tricked Bill Pepper with the lie discrediting his book on Martin Luther King Pepper 368, 426-30 so that we still do not know for certain who was behind King’s murder any more than about the Kennedys’ or who Jack was really working for though he claimed that he was told by phone to penetrate North’s Contra support effort by Donald Fortier and the NSC. National Security Council, Terrell 38 Oh Jack! Though I knew enough never completely to trust you
I still thought of you as my friend Terrell 455-60 and that like me you were fighting drug traffickers not just that upstart Oliver North. The American dilemma: to heal this world we must become intimate with it but the search for political truth will lead one deeper and deeper into falsehood so we all end up like the good Germans not thinking about who caused the Reichstag Fire or the hundreds of people we do not know taken off to secret camps or distant countries. It is a dilemma: part of me needs to agree with the left that we have to wake up America that knowledge will make us free the idea being that truth unites us in thinking together even though these truths of darkness have been known to destroy those who have published them Independent 10/8/05 and I myself can share with no one except those who like myself have become distanced from the crowd Gary Webb,
so that I hate to go on transmitting the testimony of witnesses like Steve Carr who predicted correctly they would be murdered Marshall 155 Scott ‘05 and it is a struggle to keep in mind that by seeking the truth from the hidden sphere of life in its hidden openness 57, Schell 197 I have not in fact been alone: there have always been strangers some in scattered parts of this land or in countries unvisited others though the great chain of the centuries
who without ever meeting it is possible to trust in the truth of yin that is always gentle like water flowing to the lowest places Ching viii the Tao where the soft and gentle overcome the hard and strong Ching xxxvi because truth being that which is can never be destroyed 2:389, Schell 206 and reminds us that America the land of nonviolence violence snake handlers peace workers baseball movies sweat lodges genealogists and stock car races is undefinable from the jazz of Ledbelly and concerts of the Grateful Dead to the Wiffenpoof song from Whitman’s hopes for the unwritten to the New Yorker poets with a toad in their lawn mower or snake in their burning brush pile the land which Reiko aged eighteen refused to leave when her parents returned to tradition-bound Japan. Uncertain as always whether this republic is past saving or whether some of us still tread the perilous path of the future part of me just meditates on the new and more flourishing wildlife that is improving Point Reyes ten years after the Mount Vision fire. Chronicle 10/2/05 From the glories of the Tang Dynasty I recall only one date: the year the usurper An Lushan drove both Wang Wei and Du Fu
Tao Te Gandhi
far from the corrupt court into the mountains where for the first time they were free to write the only poems we remember.
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Peter Dale Scott
Peter Dale Scott His website is http://www.peterdalescott.org/ PETER DALE SCOTT: CURRICULUM VITAE Born Montreal, January 11, 1929. Married (1) Mary Elizabeth Marshall, June 16, 1956 (divorced, 1993): three children (Catherine Dale, Thomas, John Daniel). Married (2) Ronna Kabatznick, July 14, 1993. A Canadian citizen. Education and Teaching: B.A. (McGill University, Montreal), 1949. First Class Honors in Philosophy, Second Class Honors in Political Science. Studied six months at Institut d'Etudes Politiques, Paris; and two years at University College, Oxford (1950-1952). Ph.D. in Political Science (McGill), 1955. Dissertation on The Social and Political Ideas of T.S. Eliot. 1952-1953. Teacher at Sedbergh School, Montebello, Quebec. 1955-1956. Lecturer, Department of Political Science, McGill University. 1961-1966. Speech Department, University of California, Berkeley: Lecturer (1961); Acting Assistant Professor (1962); Assistant Professor (1963). 1966-1994. English Department, University of California, Berkeley: Assistant Professor (1966); Associate Professor (1968); Professor (1980). Retired 1994. Professional Service Foreign Service Officer, Canadian Department of External Affairs, 1957-1961: Twelfth and Thirteenth Sessions, United Nations General Assembly, 1957, 1958; Canadian Embassy in Warsaw, Poland (19591961); United Nations Conference on Statelessness (Geneva, 1959); United Nations Conference on Diplomatic Intercourse and Immunities (Vienna, 1961) Senior Fellow, International Center for Development Policy, Washington, D.C., June-November 1987. Fellowships Canadian Social Sciences Research Council, 1956-57. Guggenheim Fellow, 1969-1970. Honors and Awards International Center for Development Policy, Freedom Award, 1987. Finalist, Canadian Governor-General's Award for Poetry, 1988. Reed Foundation Poetry Chapbook, Dia Art Foundation, 1989. Writer in Residence, University of Toronto, Fall 1992. Honorable Mention, Mencken Awards, Best Book, 1992. Sylvia Meagher Award, Coalition on Political Assassinations, 1996. JFK Pioneer Award, JFKLancer, 1997. Resident, Bellagio Study Center, Aug.-Sept. 1997. Lannan Poetry Award, 2002 (with Alan Dugan). Lannan Writing Residency, Marfa, TX, March-April 2004 Honoree at Symposium and Seminars, Open Center, New York City, March 13-20, 2010. Two journal issues devoted to his poetry: Chicago Review, Fall 1998; Agni, 31/32 (1990).