Welcome then, to the national security “untouchables” - a group of shadowy puppet-masters who practice organised crime on a global scale in the name of freedom and democracy – and who often possess marked German ties and back when…even Nazi sympathies.
Danny Casolaro, a freelance American journalist dubbed this group The Octopus.Casolaro was investigating them for their involvement in the October Surprise story, AND the theft of Inslaw Corporation’s smart software suite known as “PROMIS” and their connections to the Iran-Contra affair involving Lt. Col. Oliver North, as well as the collapse of BCCI, the global bank dubbed the Bank for Crooks & Criminals International.
According to Carol Marshall, an American writer, Casolaro told friends that he “had traced the Inslaw and related stories back to a dirty CIA “Old Boy’ network that had begun working together in the 1950’s around Albanian covert operations.” Marshall adds that “these men had gotten into the illegal gun and drugs trade back then and had continued in that business ever since.” She adds that Casolaro was also investigating the Wackenhut Corporation – a leading international security firm based in Indio, California. Wackenhut Corp., began life, according to its own promotional literature, back in 1954 when a handful of FBI Special Agents decided to set-up a specialist company providing investigative services to business and industry. One of them ended up killing RFK so keep your eye on these guys.
But Marshall and Casolaro may well have been a few years out in their reckoning on the founding of the Octopus. There is persuasive evidence that the roots of this group date back to the war (WWII) or immediate post-war years. Colonel Paul Helliwell started it, or HELLWELL, some prefer the apt spelling… doing so from inside the OSS back in FLYING TIGERS era, with ALLEN DULLES’ protection. The DULLES group reached out to LUCKY LUCIANO --pulling him out of prison for favors in SICILY. That was the first meeting ofthe IVY LEAGUE lily clean hand wannabe MURDERERS Boys Club with the dirty hands MOB doing the hits. The fact that BOBBY K prosecuted the MOB so mercilessly to put racketeering out of business, that fact alone would have occasioned mob wrath & gotten him murdered! But you will see, there’s a bigger reason Bobby had to be put out of business, instead.
There was certainly an accommodation reached between the Mafia and the US military by the time of the US led invasion of Sicily. In exchange for Mafia help for the Sicily landing, Mafia kingpin, Lucky Luciano, was released from prison in the US for exile in Italy.
But the relationship between the US military and intelligence community and senior members of organised crime was far more deep-seated. Lt.Colonel Lucien Conein, a high-ranking CIA officer stationed in Saigon before and during the Vietnam war, also belonged to the Corsican underworld, the Union Corse. This crime clan was responsible for the so called “French Connection” heroin shipments from Southeast Asia to Marseilles and then on to the United States during the Vietnam War era.Conein was so well connected to leaders of the Corsican underworld that when he left Vietnam, he was presented with a gold medallion embossed with the Napoleonic eagle and the Corsican crest. The medallion is traditionally worn by Corsican crime bosses to signify their seniority.Conein is believed by some to have been the inspiration for the principal character in William Heffernan’s best selling novel, The Corsican. Meanwhile, earlier in his career, Conein had been an OSS liaison officer with the French resistance during WW11.
Meanwhile, it is a sad fact that the narcotics industry has been lurking behind almost every major – and most minor – wars over the past five decades. The war in Southeast Asia that encompassed Vietnam, Cambodia, Laos and Thailand witnessed a vast explosion in Opium and Heroin trafficking – with the connivance of the CIA. Much of this resulted from the decision to covertly arm, at a cost, local warlords to fight in the battle against communism. In order to be able to buy these weapons, local military commanders took control of and increased Opium production in their region. This was then exchanged for weapons and the Opium found its way to the US and Europe.
The guns for dope model that developed during the Vietnam war proved effective elsewhere, too. Similar structures were later developed in Afghanistan, El Salvador and even up to and including Kosovo – where the NATO backed KLA trafficked heroin. Afghanistan for heroin/ hash, Vietnam for heroin. (Play movie AIR AMERICA for laffs.)
But the Octopus does not limit itself to just guns and drugs – even though these two do generate spectacular profits. According to Carol Marshall, there is evidence of an old and deep involvement in chemical and biological (CB) weapons that may date back to WW11 and the secret Japanese Unit 731 that developed CB weapons in Manchuria. This connection also revealed, Marshall discovered, the Octopus connection to the Yakuza – Japan’s notorious underworld – in the form of Robert Booth Nichols.
Nichols repeatedly appears in Marshall’s manuscript because of his apparent relationship to organised crime syndicates and Mafia front organisations. Nichols, however, is also a member of the CIA, a fact he admitted on the witness stand during a 1993 trial for false arrest.Threatening to subpoena a list of highly placed government officers in his defence, the trial Judge, Thomas C. Murphy, ruled a mistrial.Meanwhile, Nichols continued to maintain a very close association with Harold Okimoto, Nichols Godfather and member of the Board of Directors of First Intercontinental Development Corporation (FIDCO) – a firm in which Nichols was a principle. Okimoto, meanwhile is alleged to have been a high ranking Japanese intelligence officer during WW11 – a post invariably given to senior members of the Yakuza.
One of the principal persons providing inside information to Carol Marshall was Michael Riconsciuto – a CIA scientific whiz kid imbued with marked intellectual abilities who ostensibly worked for the Wackenhut Corporation. Riconsciuto, who had been close to Robert Booth Nichols for twenty years, visited a top secret facility with him. This was located at Alice Springs in Australia and housed, according to Riconosciuto a “city of sorts, containing sophisticated communications equipment, laboratory equipment and other items that he would not define.” This facility was “privately owned” Riconosciuto told Marshall, adding that what he had seen there “made him realise it was time to terminate his relationship with Robert Booth Nichols.”
Riconosciuto refused to say what it was that caused his dismay during his Australian trip, but author Carol Marshall believed it had something to do with bio weapons that he’d worked on and which might have had a bearing on Gulf War Syndrome. This illness is said to have subterranean connections to HIV AIDS and is rumoured to have resulted from the illegal field-testing on allied troops of an experimental AIDS vaccine during the Gulf war. Were a commercial company to have found and successfully tested an AIDS vaccine, the potential profits they could earn would be enormous.
Likewise, the development of a genetically modified killer disease possesses potential for profits also. During one of her last interviews with Riconosciuto, Carol Marshall pressed the CIA scientist to explain his involvement in developing a genetically engineered biological weapon during his time at Wackenhut. Riconoscituo explained that he had worked on a “military concept where you can engineer these biological agents….you see, a specific penetration group can be immunised, and everybody else dies.”
Riconosciuto, meanwhile, was the first to claim years ago that a race specific biological weapon had been developed. At the time his claims received short shrift. We now know, however, that the Israeli’s have indeed been developing such a device as have the South Africans. Nor can the allegations of an HIV AIDS bio-weapon be written off as fantasy.
Dr. Wouter Bassoon - head of South Africa’s military covert weapons programme – who has been dubbed the “Doctor of Death” by the South African media, is said to have been involved in the use of the AIDS virus against enemies by using “infected blood” in “an operation.” Bassoon is also charged with trafficking in Ecstacy and Mandrax tablets, money laundering, the illegal administration of truth serum, conspiracy to murder and murder. Dr. Bassoon had admitted that his activities were based on a US chemical & biological weapons programme. “I must confirm that the structure of the project was based on the U.S. system. That’s where we learned the most,” he said.
Meanwhile, the serpentine connections between South African security forces and leading figures from the realm of organised crime during the Apartheid era, can only serve to reinforce the incredible reach and depth of the Octopus.
First, dead journalist, Joseph Daniel ‘Danny’ Casolaro was found dead August 10th in a motel room in West Virginia. His wrists were slashed seven times on each wrist and a suicide note was found nearby. The only manuscript of his book, with accompanying notes, WAS MISSING.“The book, provisionally titled ‘The Octopus’, was meant to be anexplosive expose of misdeeds (MURDER OF POTENTIAL WHISTLEBLOWERS IN HELICOPTER ACCIDENT,) by the Justice Department under the Reaganadministration http://www.ufomind.com/area51/inquiry/copter/wackenhut.html
The following link relates to a book the dead reporter was going to write
On a different note i.e not scientists as such but military intel ....ANOTHER HELICOPITER, this one aSCOTTISH HELICOPTER FULL OF POTENTIAL WHISTLEBLOWERS..GOES DOWN WITH BIO SCIENTISTS
VISIT THE AUTHOR DAVID GUYATT AT HIS SITE
GUYATT says “I have been told this flight should not have taken place with all those high intel types in one chopper very suspicious .Nestled between the Firth of Lorn and Mull Sound on the south-west coast of Scotland, the Mull of Kintyre is habitat to an abundance of wildlife - including rock star Paul McCartney, who has a house there.It is also home to a very secretive military installation that houses, amongst others, highly trained US Special Forces Navy commandos known as SEALS.
At about 5.30 p.m. on 2 June 1994, a British army Chinook helicopter, bearing the designation Zulu Delta 576, took off from RAF Aldergrove, Northern Ireland, under the tightest possible security blanket.The Chinook, painted a matt “black on black,” signified it was one of the aircraft used by elite special forces on a variety of secretive missions.Bristling machine guns that poked out of firing ports, the aircraft also sported an elaborate web of aerials protruding along the length of one side.
The 25 passengers aboard were some of the most senior members ofBritain’s intelligence community, including MI5, Army Intelligence, theSAS and senior figures in the RUC’s Special Branch.They were heading towards Inverness, Scotland, to attend an annual “Security Conference” in the company of the Home Secretary.As soon as the Chinook was airborne, the passenger list was “shredded” for security reasons.---YES? I believe we were cut off. Mr. Guyatt? Any hope the other shoe will drop? Hello? Hellooo? I guess you have to read the ZULU urls.
The HEAD OF THE OCTUPUS, secret OLIGARCH GROUPS!
THE OLIGARCHS WHO RUN SECRET GROUPS THAT FUND DEATH SQUADS, their SECRET SOCIETIES!
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