Conspiracy Nation -- Vol. 9 Num. 96

("Quid coniuratio est?")


                 By "Mr. Mercedes" (Pseudonym)


Recently, he [Chuck Hayes] settled a suit with the Government over buying used government computers with sensitive software (maybe even PROMIS), wherein they paid him around $200,000 just to keep him quiet. Supposedly, Chuck Hayes was one of the founders of the CIA's Division D which developed and used new spying techniques of electronic bugging for the last 15 years. He is also supposed to be part of this group of contractors for the CIA called the Fifth Column. Back in August '95, Hayes also assisted the Meadows family by investigating their claim against the Mellon bank and coming up with internal bank documents which were presented in a Pittsburgh court. Several Internet J. Orlin Grabbe reports over the last few months appear to have a lot of input from Chuck Hayes, especially Part 28 ["NSA, Banks and Foster," see for details] on our missile defense network and the latest one from 10/15, Part 29, which describes much of the money laundering activities and covert ops of the 1980s. I'm sure the Intelligence Agencies, Pentagon, Congress and the Clinton Administration are eagerly awaiting -- not! -- the next amazing revelations in Part 30, 31, 32, etc., that is if Chuck Hayes isn't "taken out" first for just one too many revelations.

Other sources for James Norman's story and/or this report include: Jimmy Rothstein (the subject of former Daily News/Village Voice reporter Bill Sherman's book, "Times Square," recounting his years as a former NYPD Vice cop who was forced to retire because he got too close to the "big boys" and has assisted with the U.S. Customs' Inslaw investigation), Cheri Seymour (author and investigative journalist; Spotlight 4-part series 3/3/95), and Michael Riconosciuto (recruited into CIA after graduating from Stanford University at the age of 17 and involved in numerous CIA ops, including arms dealing operations with Iran and a meth amphetamine lab on the Cabazon Indian Reservation in Yuma, Arizona, and now serving 32 years in Fed. Prison on a "set up" drug bust.)

Many government officials and journalists have attempted and mostly succeeded in their campaign to wrongfully discredit Riconosciuto as they have done with so many other important witnesses, either for ulterior motives or because they never bothered to check him out personally and just relied on other people's rumors and written dis- or misinformation. Jimmy Rothstein and Cheri Seymour are the only people to personally investigate and confirm Riconosciuto's involvement in numerous CIA covert ops at Yuma Proving Grounds, in Lebanon and elsewhere around the world. Rothstein discovered that Riconosciuto and associates were arrested near Yuma by a highway patrolman for having a Stinger missile in their car for which then-Attorney General Edward Meese had to personally call to get them released and arrest record destroyed. (James Rothstein letter to Brooks Committee which never brought out this information in the Inslaw hearings)

Additional sources also include: John Belton (Canadian businessman whose company he worked for was ripped off for $50 million by Earl Brian (author of 5-page report in Elliot Richardson's addendum rebuttal to Bua's report), Miguel Rodriguez (former Kenneth Starr investigator who resigned under protest and claimed there was a cover-up), Ari Ben-Menashe (Israeli involved in October Surprise), Richard Babayan (Iranian involved in October Surprise), Bob Bickel (undercover Customs investigator in the 1980s), Gene Wheaton (former investigator with Special Prosecutor Walsh on Iran-Contra, investigator for families on Gander plane crash), Juval Aviv (former Mossad agent, head of his own Private Investigating firm, Interfor, consultant on terrorism to "60 Minutes" and ABC News who has been hit with a U.S. government "harassment" criminal perjury action on his claim that rogue CIA agents caused the Pan Am Flight 103 crash), as well as a number of unnamed sources within the government, intelligence community, computer experts, and other investigative journalists, such as Sherman Skolnick (newsletters "Secret Report Links Foster to Pollard" and "The Money Trail"), Virginia McCullough (sued by Chief of Cabazon Indians for libel over her statements about CIA's covert ops on Reservation, but was paid off to "shut up"), and Danny Casolaro (died under mysterious circumstances while working on his book "The Octopus" about Inslaw and former Dept. of Justice Attorney Mike Abbel, but whose extensive notes speak to us from beyond the grave).

Purportedly, under this CIA/NSA group of "Division D," the government has been illegally mass producing software from various companies like Microsoft. The government antitrust suit against Microsoft is a pressure tactic against Microsoft in an attempt to counteract claims for non-payment on massive amounts of bugged and bootlegged software. When Martin Marrieta purchased GE Aerospace, the CIA operation was moved to another one of their facilities. It has been reported that $8 billion/year in pirated software is sold around the world out of a total $17 billion/year (New York Times 8/24/95, Financial Times of London 8/19/95, and the New York Post 8/22/95).

This computer operation is in addition to the CIA's purported ongoing and extensive operations of smuggling and selling drugs and arms, which help to fund other covert ops through these illegal activities. Some of these CIA ops include: Air America's Viet Nam smuggling (Jonathan Kwitney's "Crimes of Patriots" and Bo Gritz's "Nation Betrayed" video and book about Golden Triangle war lord Khun Sa and Richard Armitage), Columbian Cartel/Iran-Contras/Mena airport smuggling, and Lebanon's Baca Valley heroin smuggling, which may have been the real reason for the Pan Am 103 crash (Joel Bainerman's, "The Crimes of a President: Conspiracy and Cover-up in Bush and Reagan Administration," Lester Coleman's, "On the Trail of the Octopus," and BBC-aired documentary, "The Maltese Double Cross"), also Iraq (Alan Friedman's "Spider's Web"), Iran, Afghanistan, El Salvador and Nicaraguan, etc., secret arms sales ops are more dangerous, not to mention the enormous human suffering and deaths they have caused.

Keep in mind that there have been numerous movies ("Air America"), books (T. Ross and D. Wise's 1964 book, "The Invisible Government" and John Prados "Presidents Secret Wars: CIA and Pentagon Covert Ops") and articles (Wall Street Journal, Covert Action Quarterly, Penthouse, and Spotlight) by or about former CIA agents and military involved in these illegal Agency-approved operations. Some of these include the Nugan Hand Bank (Penny Lernoux's Penthouse article and book, "Blood Money,") Oliver North, former-Director of Central Intelligence Bill Casey, former CIA agent Ted Shackley ("Blonde Ghost" by David Korn), Gary Sick's "October Surprise," Bob Parry's "Trick or Treason," Ari Ben-Menashe's "Profits of War," Rodney Stich's "Defrauding America," and former Houston Post reporter Pete Brewton's "The Mafia, the CIA, and George Bush," Peter Dale Scott's "War Conspiracy" and "Cocaine Politics," Linda Hunt's "Secret Agenda," and former DEA agents Celerino Castillo's "Powder Burns" and Michael Levine's "The Big White Lie," CIA agent and arms dealer to Libya Edwin P. Wilson (Joseph C. Goulden's "The Death Merchant,") DEA informant and drug and arms smuggler Barry Seal (HBO movie, Roger Morris and Sally Denton 7/95 Penthouse "Crimes of Mena," Terry Reed's and John Cummings's "Compromised: Clinton, Bush and the CIA"), etc.

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