And Another Thing About 9-11

13 09 2014

LINK –  http://youtu.be/fjhzZHUYn_c

Trowbridge H. Ford from 2011 – Answers to Questions Posters Should Be Asking about America’s Man-Made Disasters





Any Suspicious of Malayasia Flight MH370 Disappearance? < Updated + #2 Plane Down

9 03 2014

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Doesn’t this story of the evidently crashed jetliner full of passengers look like another sick US intelligence op?

Trowbridge Ford thinks it’s a big diversion from cold war shenanigans in Ukraine. He has a post on it at The Local.se

Craig Murray: The Propaganda of Death

Paul Craig Roberts says “According to a report in Kommersant-Ukraine, the finance ministry of Washington’s stooges in Kiev who are pretending to be a government has prepared an economic austerity plan that will cut Ukrainian pensions from $160 to $80 so that Western bankers who lent money to Ukraine can be repaid at the expense of Ukraine’s poor.
It is Greece all over again.” from Ukraine: “The War Will Be Nuclear”

There was a lot on the oddities surrounding the recent crash at San Fransisco’s airport. Although Asiana airlines is South Korean a lot of the passengers on that flight were Chinese.  In China, relatives of Asiana passengers anxiously await news   Is the US trying to damage China by underhanded sabotage?

 Citizens for a Legitimate Government is following the Malaysia Airlines story.

S.F.  Crash - -

(July 7) San Francisco Plane Crash Terrorism??

San Francisco Plane CRASH & THE LOUD BOOM THAT WAS HEARD A MILE AWAY BLACK SMOKE ~ Survivor Prevented Talking To Press Inside Airport

S.F. Plane Crash Cover-Up? Police Prevent Witness From Speaking To Media! Family Members Of Victims Forced To Undergo TSA Pat Downs – Video

Wall St. JournalFreescale Semiconductor Employees Confirmed Passengers on Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370

Let’s see if this new plane crash elicits the same type of strange treatment of families and sidetracked investigation.


UPDATES

Backpacker Lee’s Blog: “Less than 18 hours since the plane went missing, there were reports coming from the US Embassy in Taiwan who had picked up an SOS call from MH370 who were complaining of “disintegration of fuselage” and requesting a place to land. Quite why the US Embassy picked up this distress call and nobody else did is a mystery to me…”

NY Post: Interpol knew about stolen passports used on missing jet

3 unconfirmed reports –

And conjecture by some follows these lines -
US Investigators think missing plane might have been stolen to use later

Other idea – team of Austin, Texas-based weapons scientists killed on that flight. Space wars heat up might be motive…

LINK –  http://youtu.be/I7N-7Hyv848

Serendipity: Memories, Recollections, Guesses and Speculations about MH17 by The Saker

AND - 20 Passengers From Missing Malaysia Flight Were DOD Employees Involved In Electronic Warfare & Weapons That Can “Cloak” Or Make Planes Invisible By Deborah Dupre

Some lately are talking a lot about Diego Garcia location:

“What remains “perplexing” about this incident, GRU [Russian Intel] analysts in this report say, are why the American mainstream media outlets have yet to demand from the Obama regime the radar plots and satellite images of the Indian Ocean and South China Sea regions as the US military covers this entire area from Diego Garcia like no other seas in the world due to its vital shipping and air lanes.”

A COMMENT in the above story from Before It’s News link goes into detail about the high-tech company and patents that some who were not on the plane stand to profit from—-

“Have you pieced together the puzzle of missing flight 370 to Beijing China ?? If not, here are your missing pieces.
Patents Patents Patents
Four days after the missing flight MH370 a patent is approved by the Patent Office, 4 of the 5 Patent holders are Chinese employees of Freescale Semiconductor of Austin TX.
Patent is divided up on 20% increments to 5 holders.
Peidong Wang, Suzhou, China, (20%)
Zhijun Chen, Suzhou, China, (20%)
Zhihong Cheng, Suzhou, China, (20%)
Li Ying, Suzhou, China, (20%)
Freescale Semiconductor (20%)
If a patent holder dies, then the remaining holders equally share the dividends of the deceased if not disputed in a will.
If 4 of the 5 dies, then the remaining 1 Patent holder gets 100% of the wealth of the patent.
That remaining live Patent holder is Freescale Semiconductor.
Who owns Freescale Semiconductor ??
Jacob Rothschild through Blackstone who owns Freescale.
Here is your motive for the missing Beijing plane.
As all 4 Chinese members of the Patent were passengers on the missing plane.
Patent holders can alter the proceeds legally by passing wealth to their heirs. However, they cannot do so until the Patent is approved. So when the plane went missing, the patent had not been approved.
Thus, Rothschild gets 100% of Patent once Patent holders declared deceased.”

The patent that got this online message started is this one, US 008671381, from March 11, 2014

LINK –  http://youtu.be/GjIRrORWem0

Mar. 24 – Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 now clearly a government cover-up: All evidence contradicts official story 

Mar. 25 – Yoichi Shimatsu interview on it – Listen http://rense.gsradio.net:8080/rense/special/rense_Shimatsu_032514.mp3

LINK –  http://youtu.be/aUgWhUkkzr4

Before It’s News has many stories on 370 -

Illuminati billionaire Jacob Rothschild’s connection to the missing Malaysia Air 370

LINK –   http://youtu.be/DKwXDL7loLc

Hijacked IBM Engineer Successfully Dialed Out Of Diego Garcia UPDATED

MH370 Diego Garcia Calls For Empty Cargo Ship For Travel And Relocation. Moving Bodies??

Debunked: MH370 Philip Wood’s Diego Garcia Photo/Text

MH370 Mystery Deepens. Pentagon Blocks All Leave To Diego Garcia

Disappearance of Malaysian Airlines Flight MH 370: The Trillion Dollar Question to the U.S. and Its Intelligence Services – Malaysian media should pose critical questions to the US and its Intelligence Services and not to the Malaysian Government

LINK –  http://youtu.be/uuWyLgIv1kg

April 29 – Debunked: Flight MH370 Rothschild Patent Conspiracy Theory

May 8 – Black box ‘pings’ may actually have come from satellite tracking devices tagged to marine animals

May 10 – Girlfriend of missing MH370 passenger received DEATH THREATS and suffered break-ins after plane disappeared

[updates will get added here - also see comments ]

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July 17 – #2 Plane Goes Down Over Ukraine

Irish TimesMalaysian airliner with 295 people on board reported to have crashed in Ukraine

Before It’s News – Malaysian Airliner Shot Down Over Ukraine, 295 Passengers (Video)

SEE ALSO COMMENTS for more links

Before It’s News –  MH17 Lies Already Falling Apart! Ukrainian Govt Messes Up Like MSM & US Govt Did On 9/11!!!

LINK – http://youtu.be/28MrASx-RiM

July 21 – MH17’s Cargo Of Infected Corpses Was Targeted At Tehran – Yoichi Shimatsu

July 22 –  Dandelion Salad – Passing the Buk by William Bowles

“Well, aside from a few comments I’ve posted on Moon of Alabama, I’ve spent most of the time reading (when I’ve not been compiling) just about everything I could on the subject of the downing of Malaysian Airlines #MH17 and I think it’s pretty obvious that the Russians have been fitted up for this horrendous crime by the Kiev authorities (and possibly others) and, it must be said, they did a pretty bad job of it!”

July 24 – Plane missing over Algiers with over 110 on board. No all-day American news broadcasts over it. No blaming Russia. No passports strewn all around unscathed. No tv news fancy graphics, logos, maps, illustrious guests guessing etc.

LINK –  http://youtu.be/Qwg7w8IE3hY

Sept. 4 – PENETRATING THE DARKNESS COVERING TWO MALAYSIAN AIRLINE DISASTERS

By John Chuckman

“I wrote previously of a second great mystery surrounding the disappearance over the Indian Ocean of Malaysian Airlines Flight 370, and that second great mystery is the United States’ utter silence surrounding its disappearance, despite its being the very nation able to offer the best information from the world’s most sophisticated radars and spy satellites. There can be no question that the United States gathered data on that catastrophe because its military and intelligence surveillance is unblinking. The fact that we did not hear a word from America, and still do not, can only mean its government wants the event, like the airplane itself, to sink, in this case into public forgetfulness.…”

Sept. 7 – Washingtons Blog – Top Russia Expert: Ukraine Joining Nato Would Provoke Nuclear War
U.S and NATO Responsible for Ukraine Crisis … and West Has Agreed to Cover Up Details About Shoot Down of Malaysian Airlines Flight 17

” . . . . we’re looking at a new nuclear arms race. Russia moves these intermediate missiles now to protect its own borders, as the West comes toward Russia. And the tripwire for using these weapons is enormous. . . . “

Other shoe drops:

Sept. 9 – Wall St. JournalMalaysia Airlines MH17 Hit by High-Energy Objects, Says Dutch Report
Flight 17 Report Finds No Evidence of Technical Fault, Says Plane Broke Apart Midflight

Air accident investigators probing the downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 over eastern Ukraine published their first definitive account of the accident—drawing from analysis of the plane’s onboard cockpit and data recorders and other external sources—but coming to no new conclusions other than definitively stating the plane was shot down.

Investigators said high-energy objects struck the Boeing BA +2.64% 777 and caused the plane to break apart midflight, consistent with the now-widely held view the plane was brought down by a sophisticated antiaircraft weapon, which would have detonated near the plane, showering it with shrapnel at close range….

Sept. 20 – Russia: info ‘war’ in Malaysian plane disaster

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Russia’s U.N. ambassador cast doubt on the Netherlands-led investigation into the downing of a Malaysian Airlines jet over eastern Ukraine’s rebel territory and called Friday for a new probe assisted by the United Nations.

[updates will go here later]


short link -  http://wp.me/sA5vn-mh370





On Edward Snowden and Brit Spook, Gareth Williams By Trowbridge H. Ford

13 11 2013

flyingcuttlefish:

Incredibly, they are trying to claim Williams climbed into baggage  himself and closed it and died by ACCIDENT.
Umm – hmmm -

UK police believe ‘spy in the bag’ case was an accident

“Deputy Assistant Commissioner Martin Hewitt told a news briefing that after reviewing the case, police believed the most likely explanation was that the death was an accident.”

Originally posted on flying cuttlefish picayune:

Finally waking from my slumber, thanks to the alleged spying and disappearance of CIA/NSA agent Edward Snowden.

(1)

Seems he went missing with a lot of information that his handlers thought would interest the Chinese Ministry of State Security, not only its mass data mining of the messages of Americans but also its hacking of Chinese sites.

It was believed that Beijing would be happy to take the spy/leaker in, like Sweden was happy to take in leaker/spy David Hemler before the Palme assassination, and the Chinese were most happy to take in leaker/spy Gareth Williams after he learned of the Manhattan 11 fiasco.

While Hemler’s spying led nowhere, resulting in his languishing away in Sweden for all these years, Wlliams was discovered to be a massive problem, and was cruelly murdered by CIA and NSA.

Snowden seems to have been a leaker like Hemler, a leaker whose revelations did…

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On Edward Snowden and Brit Spook, Gareth Williams By Trowbridge H. Ford

15 06 2013

Finally waking from my slumber, thanks to the alleged spying and disappearance of CIA/NSA agent Edward Snowden.

(1)

Seems he went missing with a lot of information that his handlers thought would interest the Chinese Ministry of State Security, not only its mass data mining of the messages of Americans but also its hacking of Chinese sites.

It was believed that Beijing would be happy to take the spy/leaker in, like Sweden was happy to take in leaker/spy David Hemler before the Palme assassination, and the Chinese were most happy to take in leaker/spy Gareth Williams after he learned of the Manhattan 11 fiasco.

While Hemler’s spying led nowhere, resulting in his languishing away in Sweden for all these years, Wlliams was discovered to be a massive problem, and was cruelly murdered by CIA and NSA.

Snowden seems to have been a leaker like Hemler, a leaker whose revelations did nothing to help Sweden while his feedback to NSA apparently let Washington know that Stockholm was not prepared for the Palme shooting – the surprise which was planned to result in a non-nuclear conclusion to the Cold War, and would have if it had not been for the spying that the Agency’s Rick Ames, the Bureau’s Robert Hanssen, et al. did for Moscow, and the counter measures it took to prevent what it would have won if it had gone ahead.

Snowden seems to be a replacement for Williams, but he is only interested in making Beijing look like a plotting Yellow Peril – what a Chinese mainland newspaper, The Global News as I recall, has completely scuttled by announcing that its Ministry of State Security recruited Snowden as a spy, probably through some kind of honey trap.

The Denver Post got onto the story, even posting it on its web site, thanks to the prodding of its Pulitzer prize-winning photographer Steven R. Nickerson. Nickerson must have read my articles about what happened to Williams et al., and thought that Snowden’s disappearance was something similar.

Where I was brought into the picture was about two weeks ago when persons claiming to be from the Bureau asked by repeated phone calls on my international land-line if I was Steven Nickerson or knew him or had been dealing with him.

While the callers may well have been from some other agency, most likely the CIA and NSA, and hoping by acting like the FBI would scare me into making damaging admissions, I ignored the questions until, in utter disgust, I denied everything.

Clearly the callers not only hoped to connect me to Nickerson’s revelations but also to make it look like I am a deep Chinese agent.

The CIA has never gotten over its failed attempts to kill me, and the Bureau still hasn’t gotten over its failed attempts to set me up as ‘Jihad Jane’s lover/assassin of Swedish cartoonist Lars Vilks.

 

(2)

Seems Snowden’s helping British spook Gareth Williams hack the lap top computers of the Manhattan 11 – what resulted in his being killed when he threatened to tell China’s Ministry of State Security all about it – is what caused Snowden to look for other work in 2009.

By that time Williams colleague at GCHQ, Gudrun Loftus, had also been killed because she was preparing to take up his mission of exposing how Anglo-American data-miners had been abusing their powers.

When the CIA/NSA decided to set Snowden up as another victim of an apparent Chinese honey-trap, he too decided to go on the warpath, fearing that he too might be murdered because of what he had done, and knew, as he alluded in an interview with the Washington Post’s Barton Gelman.

By going public with all the information he had hurriedly gathered, he stopped any plans to kill him, and made attempts to extradite him more difficult.

He has learned a lot about being his own spy/whistle-blower in order to survive.






Former British agent set to expose new intelligence boss’s role in infiltration of IRA

11 11 2012

The Observer   [earlier report]

By Jamie Doward

In the back streets of Belfast, Jonathan Evans, the new director-general of MI5, was known as ‘Bob’ to the agents who fed him crucial information that helped lead to the downfall of the IRA.

He cut his teeth in the murky world of bombings, kneecappings and disinformation, where a bad decision could cost the life of an agent or allow a terrorist bomb to reach its target. . . .

http://www.guardian.co.uk/politics/2007/mar/11/northernireland.immigrationpolicy

. . .  NOW this big fight over outing MI5 goons in a big public trial -

‘Bob’ to be subpoenaed in Fulton case

[snip] . . .  Fulton’s lawyers claim the security service promised him a pension and a new identity. He already has a number of FRU members who have pledged to give evidence corroborating his claims. Last December, the judge hearing the case in the High Court in Belfast ruled that Fulton could call any witness who can provide evidence as to his value as an undercover agent. The Observer understands Fulton’s solicitors will subpoena Evans after their client identified him in the newspapers last week, following the spy chief’s promotion.  . . .

http://sluggerotoole.com/2007/03/11/bob-to-be-subpoenaed-in-fulton-case/

with comment by Trowbridge H. Ford -

” . . . .  And regarding ‘MI’s claims about the FRU saving Gerry Adams on several occasions, no one should believe a word of it.
Take the one about the doctored ammunition, for example, where 20 bullets were fired, and Adams was hit four times, as I recall. They penetrated the man’s body, and if the shooting had not been stopped, and Adams rushed to the hospital for emergency surgery, he would have died. Furthermore, the leading assassin John Gregg never mentioned any doubts about the ammo, only regret that he had not killed Adams.   . . . “


oh, and all you sue-happy assassins bugging bloggers over this story:

we invoke  the doctrine of “fair use”. The doctrine of fair use has been codified in section 107 of the copyright law.





Thread on Craig Murray’s website discussed William Hershkovitz and the Saad al-Hilli family shooting outside Annecy gets site shut down.

15 10 2012

By Trowbridge H. Ford

The really important thing to realize about the coverups, and Craig Murray’s problems is that he started a thread about the French conspiracy assassination, being fairly assured by his intelligence sources that the Brits had no interest in Saad al-Hilli, and nothing to do with his killing, his wife, mother-in-law, and French scientist Sylvain Mollier, just wondering if he was not the target of the attacks.

In sum, he was interested, either honestly or dishonestly, in helping see that it was pinned on others, most likely the Israelis and French.

Things went fine on Murray’s thread until American lapsed-Jew and pottery maker, William Hershkovitz, went on the rampage in Eilat, Israel, after his boss, Arab-Israeli Armando al-Abed, started questioning him about his joining the Jewish Agency for Israel’s program, Iranim, and wondering if he had had something to do with the shooting outside Annecy.

The dispute in the kitchen of the Leonardo Club soon became a real problem, especially since Hershkovitz was still hoping to become a permanent agents of the Mossad, and complaining about dreams where he killed everybody – what normal people would consider nightmares, and wonder what he had been doing.

The managers of Iranim tried to still the dispute by transferring him to another hotel in the program, but Hershkovitz would not agree, resulting in his killing al-Abed on Friday morning after he wrestled away a pistol from a security guard.

To reduce the risk of blow-back, Israeli counterterrorists were instructed to kill Hershkovitz who was then holed up in the kitchen, and could have been smoked out by patient authorities.  The reason why it was not done was because an alive Hershkovitz threatened to expose it all if charged with al-Abed’s murder.

The only risk now was that someone would make the connection between what happened at Eilat, and in France outside Annecy – what I did on Murray’s thread, and, of course, it threw all the plotters of the six murders into a panic.  Murray’s service provider, a Dutch one which was legally induced to prevent any disclosures at Israel’s expense, shut down his site.

Then the securocrats, apparently the American ones who had provided Hershkovitz for the kidon, realized that shutting down Murray’s site would provide proof that he had been involved in the conspiracy, so an American provider in San Francisco took up the site, and Murray was obliged to lie about the hiatus, claiming that it was the result of Columbus Day being celebrated on Monday  in California, and that there was no hint of any conspiracy here.

Of course, posters on his site did everything that could help out, ones on the apology thread attacking others in any kind of way as he had suggested, and the continuing thread about the killings in France being directed more and more into a dead end with my claims about the connections between the two multiple murders being lost in the spam.

See Also:  How French Counterterrorists Improved On Breivik’s Cockup To Make Muslims Look Like Growing Threats by Trowbridge H. Ford






America’s Secret Wars Among Its Intelligence Agencies Since NSA’s Inception

6 09 2012

By Trowbridge H. Ford

Why Relations Despite the Scandals Didn’t Change Much between Watergate and the 9/11 Bombings 

 
The 9/11 attacks gave the FBI its biggest black eye in its history. While it had been starved of intelligence about the planned suicide bombing, and cut out of any response because of the belated disclosure of the spying by agent Robert Hanssen for the Soviets for fear that it would somehow be leaked, the Bureau was still in the process of handing over the new leadership to Robert Mueller – delegating the domestic response to any such problems to the CIA which was most eager to regain the lead in the country’s response to terrorism anywhere.  Without any really important National Security Agency (NSA) intercepts of the messages the suicide bombers were exchanging in preparation for the attacks, the FBI had little chance of connecting the signal intelligence dots of what was afoot, especially since it had forced the retirement of its leading counter-terrorist spook, John O’Neill.(1) The planned response was, consequently, most ham-fisted with fifteen unarmed CIA agents, under the direction of Solicitor General Ted Olson’s wife Barbara, it seems,  trying to play copper with the 19 hijackers when they were dedicated to killing everyone they could, especially themselves.  The only reason that the Bureau wasn’t blamed more for the fiasco was because its causes were not easily discernible.(2)
 
The root of the problem went back to the NSA’s near paranoia about anyone without a need to know, knowing of its very existence, much less its product, particularly since Director J. Edgar Hoover would not provide cover for its work. It had been that way since its inception, and it only got worse when it was caught out in the Watergate scandal, thanks to the investigation of Frank Church’s Senate Intelligence Committee, that it had been eavesdropping illegally on private individuals through telecommunication companies for any information which might be relevant for it and any related agencies doing that work fully.  “Pushed by Church,” James Bamford has written in Body of Secrets, “the committee voted to make its report public – over NSA’s vehement objections, and to the greatest displeasure of its Republican members.” (p. 439)  In the process, its Director, General Lew Allen was forced to resign, and the agency was obliged to live with the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act which made any such eavesdropping illegal, being now required to obtain a warrant from the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court if it wanted to listen to the communications of American citizens and permanent residents within the United States.
 
Of course, this made NSA the Bureau’s official master in domestic matters, as it was expected to get some kind of input from the Bureau before any domestic eavesdropping. This restriction was impossible for NSA to maintain, given its worldwide capability to tap micro-wave messages, and to eavesdrop on what was going on in foreign embassies when it came to American residents.  While the problem only surfaced when important Americans were involved, it was responsible for an increased sense of paranoia within the agency, leading its leadership constantly to be concerned about possible leaks.  This was best illustrated when Vice Admiral Bobby Ray Inman was Director, going wild when the media, especially The New York Times, leaked information about Illinois Congressman Edward Derwinski being investigated for tipping off South Korean officials that its top spook in New York was about to defect by NSA monitoring his calls to Seoul (ibid.,October 27, 1977 issue), and President Carter’s brother, Billy, was working as a business agent for´Gadaffi’s Libyan government, aka Billygate, in the same fashion. (Bamford, pp. 380-1)
 
To avoid such embarrassment and controversy, future Directors became even more secretive and  most devious about what was going on.  NSA Director Air Force
General Lincoln Faurer, Inman’s successor, become so concerned about details leaking out about Reagan’s covert government intruding into Swedish waters that he had Airman David Helmer defect to Stockholm in February 1984 so that there would be no paper trail about what his mission was. Hemler had a top-secret clearance, and was stationed in Augsburg, Germany in its elite 6913 Electronic Security Squadron which knew all about signal intelligence communication in the Baltic,  He told Swedish security what he apparently knew about what had been going on  – what reinforced what statsminister Olof Palme’s opponents, particularly Conservative Party leader Carl Bildt, had engaged in, especially sending the previous October a most provocative diplomatic note about it to Moscow. (3) Faurer added to the ruse by having John Lehman’s US Navy send more attack submarines into the area to keep the ploy going.(4)
 
When Faurer learned, though, that the Reagan administration was serious about using it in a non-nuclear showdown with Moscow to end the Cold War at Sweden’s expense, he resigned, only to be replaced by a more hard-line, covert operator, Army Lieutenant General William Odom. He had served as NSA Zbig Brzezinski’s military assistant during the Carter administration, and was most noted for wanting to roll back Soviet power and influence across the board. Odom was obsessed by the potential leaking of NSA secrets by its personnel, earning the sobriquet Captain Queeg among his subordinates, and even considered the President to be the biggest offender by divulging its secrets in covert operations.
 
Little wonder that when Ollie North wanted to do this in spades while working for Reagan NSA Bud McFarlane that Odom gave him what help he could to achieve the task.
 
Odom ordered John Wobensmith of its Information Systems Security Directorate to give North whatever help he needed, including two of its KY-40 scramblers.- what he did without North having to sign a receipt for having gotten them. The lap-top computers contained “…secure encryption chips so that he and his fellow conspirators could communicate secretly via e-mail while traveling.” (Bamford, p. 391) An additional benefit was that it would be carried on without NSA having a clue about what was happening. The lap-tops were the crucial component of North’s “FLASH” communication network would get round all the red tape required by official institutions, and permit his operatives to do missions like capturing the Palestinian terrorists who killed Leon Klinghofer on board the Achille Lauro (5) to making Palme pay with his life for having stopped the transfer of arms for Tehran in exchange for the release of American hostages held by Hezbollah in Lebanon.
 
Of course, when Palme was assassinated, but the Soviets were not shown to have apparently done it, thanks to Moscow having been tipped off about the set up by the spies it had developed, and the countermeasures it had taken against any surprises triggering the planned non-nuclear conclusion to the Cold War, all kinds of considerations became sensitive, and then alarming when Iran-Contra began unravelling.  It was then that Director Odom became particularly worried about using information NSA had about Libya’s alleged bombing of La Belle discotheque in West Berlin on April 5, 1986 for a retaliatory attack on Gaddafi’s capital Tripoli for fear that it would lead to what had happened in Stockholm the previous February 28th. Then when the C-123 carrying arms for the Contras was shot down over Nicaragua in the fall, the concerns resulted in murders of dangerous participants or their being forgotten about, especially the spies still unrevealed, destruction of key evidence about the plots, and defusing damaging evidence by rendering its sources immune from prosecution – what required the most strenuous efforts by the NSA and others.
 
The strain was immediately demonstrated when North put the highest priority on destroying incriminating evidence.  He was shedding all the evidence he could lay his hands on in his office and that of the National Security Council, only to have his former boss, McFarlane, remind him of an even more important chore: “I hope to daylights that someone has been purging the NSA files on this episode.” (6)  This problem was greatly complicated by the fact that NSA had not given North’s people just two KY.40 scamblers but fifteen KL-43 encryption devices whose codes had been changed every month, and had recorded everything they transmitted.The prospect of retrieving all the devices, and discovering what was within them made the possibility of what had really gone on most remote. In addition, the PROF notes between North and the new NSA Admiral John Poindexter about the operation were destroyed, but they had been copied by the agency’s computer system, and were ultimately discovered.
 
Then there was all kinds of intercepts that NSA had normally collected from around the world. The fleet of attack submarines, especially the Parche, SSN-683, which had been moving into position to sink Soviet hunter and boomer subs, once they started moving into launch position after the surprise assassination of Sweden’s statsminster had occurred –  had created a vast amount of communications which would become really troublesome if the real cause of Iran-Contra’s illegalities came into focus. The double agents that the CIA had developed in the USSR during Operation Courtship to pin the set up on Moscow would become serious if any investigators suspected so. Also there was all the data which had been collected by the monitoring device that technician spy TAW had placed on the KGB communication center southward of Moscow, and what operation ABSORB disclosed about the movement of ICBMs along the Trans-Siberian railroad in preparation for a first strike upon America.(7)  
 
Then Director Odom tried to pin the blame on Wobensmith for North’s people having the KY-40 lap-tops. Wobensmith claimed that Odom was so positive about helping that he did not even make North sign receipts when receiving them. Two years later, Wobensmith was suspended without pay for fifteen days by a NSA superior because of the oversight. and not instructing North how to properly use them, but an appeals board recommended that it be reversed and Webensmith reimbursed for his legal fees – what incensed Odom. “He believed that Wobensmith was responsible for casting the agency into the public spotlight, a rare and unforgivable sin in NSA’s secret city.”(Bamford, p.391).  As a result, he only received $1,229 for his legal fees, and was demoted in rank.
 
By scapegoating Wobensmith, Odom made it easier for the agency to keep Special Counsel Walsh investigating Iran-Contra at arm’s length. While Walsh  was finally able to obtain over 100,000 pages of classified documents to begin trying defendants in the conspiracy, their success depended largely upon their use in the trail – what NSA General Counsel Elizabeth Rinskopf doggedly opposed.  “Her concern was not only the preservation of intelligence sources, but also the protection of her agency from embarrassment.” (Bamford, p. 176) She insisted, for example, that McFarlane’s message to North in his PROf notes, about wanting the NSA traffic files purged, be redacted. More important, Walsh had to resort to various expedients to hide NSA being the source of information most germane to successful prosecutions of the conspiracy and diversion charges in North’s indictment, but Attorney General Richard Thornburgh refused to go along with the scheme – what Bamford, by then the author of The Puzzle Palace about NSA, surprisingly explained on national TV was required to maintain its secret intelligence capability.
 
With NSA’s role in Iran-Contra being effectively covered up, it was passed time for Odom to go, and he was replaced by Office of Naval Intelligence Director Vice Admiral William Studeman who was a soft-spoken copy of the former director.
 
 In taking leave, though, Odom could not restrain himself from leaking more secret information by comparing .the Agency with his agency:  “The CIA is good at stealing a memo off a prime minister’s desk, but they’re not much good at anything else.” (Quoted from Body…, p. 474.) This was obviously a reference to stealing Palme’s agenda in October 1985 for his scheduled meeting with Mikhail Gorbachev in April 1986 – what allegedly included establishing a non-nuclear weapons zone in Scandinavia, and what was used by William Casey’s CIA to justify his assassination.  CIA resident in Stockholm Jennone Walker apparently got MI6 agent E. D.´Mack´ Falkirk in Oslo to steal the document. 
 
The only problem with the theft was that it did not trigger a non-nuclear conclusion to the Cold War at Palme’s expense – that was achieved by the Anglo-American leaders with Gorbachev themselves after the set up fizzled out because of countermeasures that Moscow took for the intended surprise, thanks to its spies around Washington.
 
During the next decade after the collapse of the USSR, the struggle within America’s intelligence community was plagued by ferreting out the spies, especially CIA’s Aldrich ‘Rick’ Ames, a process so damaging that it almost ended the Agency’s existence while the Bureau was increasingly taking the lead in fighting terrorism, even overseas, thanks to copper Louis Freeh becoming its Director, and the wake up call it had received because of the 1993 bombing of the World Trade Center in February 1993. The impact on NSA was devastating because of the continuous reduction of its enormous size, and a peacetime mission in a growing world economy, as Air Force Director General Kenneth Minihan discovered. The Bureau went wild on fishing trips with NSA intercepts to find foreign companies which were engaging in illegal activities at the expense of legitimate American business.  While Minihan gave the impression that he was a great promoter of agency transparency, he ran a very tight organization.
 
While Miniham’s replacement, Air Force Lieutenant General Michael Hayden, had great plans for reforming NSA so its operators and funders could be happier about its performance, everything was put on hold to clear the air until the 9/11 attacks surprised everyone – making a bad situation much worse. A cause of the delay was the most belated discovery that Bureau’s Special Agent Robert Hanssen had been another spy like the Agency’s Ames – what Director Freeh compounded by immediately resigning, leaving the FBI naked to its enemies.(8) 
 
DCI George Tenet cut the Bureau out of having anything to do in subduing the suspected hijackers of the four planes while its agents in the field were increasingly having trouble connecting the dots in all its criminal investigations.(9) Moreover, the NSA did not accept Rick Taylor’s recommendation about implementing his system called Thinthread which would allow it to see the head notes of foreign e-mails entering the States while the Bureau was forced by the FISA court to keep its data gathering more separated from its criminal investigations.(10)
 
The results would be the 9/11 disasters where both the failings of the Bureau and NSA would be paramount, but this time the FBI was more exposed in the fallout, and would resort to more drastic attempts to fix it, as we shall see in the concluding article.       
 
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References
 
1. For more, see this link: http://flyingcuttlefish.wordpress.com/2011/11/07/oneill-a-voice/
2. For a more complete explanation, see Trowbridge H. Ford, “The Prelude: US Intelligence – 11 September 2001, Eye Spy magazine, Issue Eight 2002, pp. 26-33.
3. Svenska Dagbladet, April 27, 1983.
4. For more about this, see the awards that the US Navy’s submarines received during 1984 and 198 in Sherry Sontag and Christopher Drew, Blind’s Man’s Bluff: The Untold Story of American Submarine Espionage, p. 426.
5.  Peter Dale Scott and Jonathan Marshall, Cocaine Politics: Drugs, Armies and the CIA in Central America, pp. 140-1.
6.  Quoted from Lawrence E. Walsh, Firewall: The Iran-Contra Conspiracy and Cover-Up, p. 8.
7.  Pete Earley, Confessions of a Spy: The Real Story of Aldrich Ames, pp. 117-8.
8.  Ford, op. cit., p.26ff.
9.  James Bamford, The Shadow Factory: The Ultra Secret NSA from 9/11 to the Eavesdropping on America. p. 108ff.
19. Ibid., p. 44ff.