[Latest revision, May 9]
From Gary Webb to Gary Welsh (of the Advance Indiana blog), sadly there is another casualty to add to the American journalism suspicious deaths body count. Reading his final blog post of April 29: If I’m not around to see the vote results, my prediction is that Trump wins Indiana… it would appear that Welsh had some premonition of his demise. Whether this came from his own intention or from knowledge of an immanent danger to his life is up for question.
In any case, not only did Trump win Indiana handily, his victory prompted the unexpected withdrawal of Ted Cruz from the race late in the evening of the primary (see below however for another factor that may have prompted this surprise exit). It is as if Welsh were a sacrificial lamb offered to usher in the eventual President Donald J. Trump inaugural speech before throngs to be gathered on the National Mall in Washington D.C. on January 20th, 2017. Trump is suspected to be a Freemason (see Renegade Tribune). The Indiana World War Memorial Plaza in downtown Indianapolis is a masonic mirror to the National Mall. The original street plan of Indianapolis was designed by Alexander Ralston who was an assistant to fellow Freemason Pierre Charles L’Enfant in the design of Washington D.C. (see National Parks Service: Capital at the Crossroads of America; The Barn Door: Indianapolis; Micheline’s blog: Designing Washington, DC: Pierre-Charles L’Enfant).
Indianapolis is the home of the General Grand Chapter of the Order of the Eastern Star. Wikipedia: The “General Grand Chapter” was formed in Indianapolis, Indiana on November 6, 1876. Committees formed at that time created the Ritual of the Order of the Eastern Star in more or less its current form.
The five-pointed star is common to the symbol of the General Grand Chapter and a somewhat comical Trump campaign logo. An illuminated eight-pointed star is the centerpiece of the Shrine Room of the Indiana World War Memorial Military Museum (Wikipedia). Subscribers to the Trump campaign email list are familiar with the formal address to “STARS”. The Indianapolis daily is the “Star”…
Indianapolis Star – Police think pundit’s death was suicide
Indiana Business Journal – Blogger Gary Welsh dies in apparent suicide
Note the extreme skepticism of some of the commenters to the latter article as to the alleged cause of death, and the suspicion of masonic involvement: Certainly Gary knew too well how the Freemason lawyers and judges “manage” Indiana…
But leaving these esoteric considerations aside for the nitty-gritty of the campaign, Welsh was the initial source for Wayne Madsen’s gay Rubio reports (e.g. at Infowars)…
Wayne Madsen Report – May 2-3, 2016 — Welsh suicide? Not!
Welsh had gone beyond Madsen’s reports on the Rubio affair however; in a January 25 blog post, he cites a tip on the existence of a video of Rubio in gay porn on the CRAZY DAYS AND NIGHTS website of January 24…
This Presidential candidate, who, still has a good chance of winning made a gay porn back in the day . Several people know he did it, but so far the recording has remained elusive. It won’t forever.
The question has been raised whether Welsh was in fact the source of the tip and possessed a copy of the video. It may seem a moot point at this stage, when Rubio had suspended his campaign following his devastating primary defeat in his home state of Florida. “Suspended” is the key word , however, as Rubio has not freed up his delegates (NBC News). He may yet be hoping against hope for a come-back in a contested convention, in which case the existence of a video would pose a problem.
Welsh had also been looking into the numerous questions about Ted Cruz’s family background (see his post of April 23). In his last email to Madsen, Welsh congratulated him on the Rafael Cruz connection to Oswald story of last month – see the WMR April 7-8 and April 18-19 reports. More recently, there have been even further developments with the story, solidifying Rafael Cruz’s connection to elements involved in the JFK assassination plot. We re-post it here in its entirety…
A long-since forgotten dossier maintained by the Central Intelligence Agency on New Orleans District Attorney Jim Garrison’s investigation of the links between Lee Harvey Oswald, expatriate Cubans in New Orleans, and the CIA points to solid links between Rafael Cruz’s ultimate oil industry employer, Schlumberger of France and the Netherlands Antilles, and the plot to assassinate President John F. Kennedy in Dallas in 1963.
Cruz’s relationship with Schlumberger eventually led to the purchase by the company of Rafael B. Cruz & Associates, Inc., a consulting firm that employed both Rafael, the father of presidential candidate Senator Ted Cruz of Texas, and Eleanor Darragh Wilson Cruz, Senator Cruz’s mother.
The April 27, 1967 issue of the New Orleans States-Item featured a story written jointly by the States-Item and the Dayton (Ohio) Daily News that points to CIA undercover agent Gordon Novel as having played a part in the CIA’s false flag “Fair Play for Cuba” operations in New Orleans that also employed Oswald and, as WMR previously reported, Rafael Cruz. While flying the “pro-Fidel Castro” flag, Fair Play for Cuba, which was headquartered in the same building and office space that also housed former FBI agent and JFK assassination co-conspirator Guy Banister, was a front for anti-Castro activities in the New Orleans area beginning as early as 1961.
Garrison issued arrest warrants for Novel and Oswald and Banister associate Sergio Arcacha Smith, the leader of a militant anti-Castro organization also working out of Banister’s Newman Building office of Guy Banister Associates, a detective agency in downtown New Orleans.
By the CIA’s own admission, Arcacha Smith was paid by the CIA indirectly. Arcacha Smith’s Frente Revolucionario Democratico (FRD) office in New Orleans received funds from the FRD headquarters in Miami. The FRD was created by the CIA’s anti-Castro Miami operation JMWAVE. FRD leader Dr. Jose Miro Cardona directed CIA funds to Aracacha Smith and Novel, according to the CIA’s own records.
On April 1, 1967, Novel was arrested in Gahanna, Ohio, outside of Columbus on a warrant issued by Garrison that stated Novel and Archacha Smith burglarized an oil services firm’s munitions bunker in Houma, Terrebonne Parish, near New Orleans, in 1961. Novel and Arachaca Smith were arrested and charged with burglarizing the Houma bunker by Terrebonne Parish District Attorney Wilmore Broussard. The records of the case were later stolen from the custody of the Houma Police Department. A declassified CIA document revealed a third person was involved in the “theft” of munitions from the Schlumberger warehouse. Like Oswald, the third man, Layton Patrick Maartens, was an ex-U.S. Marine.
Upon his arrest, Novel began “graymailing” the CIA by telling all about his role with covert CIA activities in Louisiana prior to the assassination of Kennedy. Novel said that he was a New Orleans French Quarter bar owner who also served as an electronics expert for the CIA. Novel operated a CIA front in New Orleans called the Evergreen Advertising Agency. Through the company, Novel prepared special Christmas tree radio commercials aired in late 1960 and early 1961 by 300 stations in the United States and Canada that contained code phrases designed to alert CIA agents to the date of the ill-fated Bay of Pigs invasion of Cuba on April 17, 1961. The key code phrases were “Star Christmas Trees” and “Holiday Trees.” A formerly SECRET EYES ONLY dated May 31, 1967, confirmed that the coded radio messages were part of a CIA operation code named JMHOPE.
Novel’s statements were determined to be factual by a psychiatrist and polygraph examiners. Novel also told the Dayton Daily News, “I think Garrison will expose some CIA operations in Louisiana.”
The Washington Daily News of March 27, 1967 reported that Novel was in McLean, Virginia during the weekend of March 25-26, 1967. In McLean, Novel was administered a polygraph by the Washington, DC firm REDEX, operated by private detectives Lloyd Furr and Richard L. Bast. The CIA later accused REDEX, Furr, and Bast of being “unscrupulous and untrustworthy.” Novel was determined to be telling the truth by the REDEX polygraph examiners.
On March 29, 1967, Novel called the FBI New Orleans office from an unknown location and reported that he had “not furnished Garrison with any information about “Double Check” of Miami. Operation Double Check was a CIA “cover and funding” mechanism for recruiting and paying American pilots participating in the Bay of Pigs operation.
Novel again called the FBI office on March 29 to report that Walter Sheridan, a former FBI and National Security Agency operative who joined NBC News to shred Garrison’s investigation of the Kennedy assassination and trial of Clay Shaw, was present during the polygraph of Novel in McLean. McLean is adjacent to Langley, Virginia, the home of the CIA’s headquarters.
[image] –Rafael B. Cruz, third from left, carrying pro-Castro poster at demonstration at University of Texas in January 1959. Other pro-Castro CIA agents in 1958 included David Ferrie and Donald Norton. Norton hid out in Calgary, a CIA safe city for JFK assassination conspirators.
On May 22, 1967, Novel and a friend Gary Edwards were sitting in a WKDA-AM radio truck in downtown Nashville, Tennessee while preparing to do an interview that “would blow the New Orleans investigation wide open.” A sniper opened fire on the truck and Novel and Edwards were injured by flying glass. Edwards immediately returned to Washington, DC and it was determined his real name was Gerald Mundy. Novel returned to Columbus. Nashville police discovered five bullet indentations on the truck’s right side.
What Novel revealed to the press was that the CIA unit in New Orleans transferred munitions from the oil services company’s bunker, leased by Schlumberger Well Services Company of Houston, to three destinations in New Orleans: Novel’s Evergreen Advertising Agency building, the home of CIA contract pilot David Ferrie, and the office of Guy Banister in the Newman Building on Lafayette Street. In early 1961, an associate of Banister revealed that he saw as many as 100 boxes of munitions in Banister’s storeroom. They were all marked “Schlumberger,” the same firm with which Rafael Cruz had a contractual relationship. Inside the boxes were rifle grenades, land mines, and small missiles. The munitions from Schlumberger were eventually transported by boat to Cuba.
[image] –CIA’s use of highly-restricted EYES ONLY caveat in document on Schlumberger’s Bay of Pigs weapons smuggler Gordon Novel.
Garrison charged that the director of the New Orleans International Trade Mart, Clay Shaw, who Garrison also indicted for conspiring to kill President Kennedy, was ultimately in charge of the weapons movement from Schlumberger to Cuba. Shaw was also the director of a CIA front company called World Trade Center Corporation, which moved its headquarters from Switzerland to Rome and then to Johannesburg, South Africa, after Kennedy’s assassination. The World Trade Center Corporation and George H. W. Bush’s Zapata Corporation, whose ships moved weapons to Cuba for the Bay of Pigs invasion, were under the control of a CIA foreign commercial operations program code-named WUBRINY/LPDICTUM.
Rafael Cruz’s eventual employer Schlumberger has always been a virtual CIA front in its own right. As late as 1986, the CIA’s proprietary airline charter company Stern Air of Dallas, flew explosives for Schlumberger to such locations as Pakistan and Qatar. Stern Air also flew CIA missions to such countries as Chile, Netherlands Antilles, Nicaragua, Scotland, Ireland, Turkey, Israel, Iran, Afghanistan, South Yemen, Saudi Arabia, Sudan, Somalia, Angola, Rhodesia, South Africa, Libya, and Zaire.
[image] –Schlumberger used CIA proprietary airline Stern Air to ship explosives around the world. Rafael Cruz sold his consulting firm to Schlumberger subsidiary.
One of Schlumberger’s major stockholders was William Casey, who served as Reagan’s CIA director. The husband of the heiress to the Schlumberger fortune, Jean de Menil, was a board member of one of Clay Shaw’s other CIA front companies, Permindex Corporation of Montreal. De Menil’s wife, Dominique Schlumberger de Menil, a member of Houston’s oil elite, was tied to French Secret Army Organization (OAS) plots to assassinate French President Charles De Gaulle in the early 1960s.
Garrison’s investigation of the CIA’s New Orleans links to the Kennedy assassination were stymied by the fact that several witnesses sought by Garrison fled Louisiana to other states and countries, one of which was Canada. Rafael Cruz left New Orleans for Calgary, Alberta in 1967, the same year Garrison indicted Clay Shaw. Cruz was not the only New Orleans resident tied to the Kennedy assassination to flee to Calgary. CIA agent Donald P. Norton, who claimed he delivered an attaché case containing $50,000 in cash to Oswald in Monterrey, Mexico in exchange for documents handed over by Oswald. Norton, a musician, said he was instructed by the CIA to proceed to Calgary where he played the piano in a well-known Calgary restaurant. The Vancouver Sun and The Albertan confirmed Norton’s activities on behalf of the CIA. Norton also took on a public persona and even appeared on CHCT-TV in Calgary. Norton also worked for the Alberta Piano Company, Ltd., where he gave piano lessons. Norton claimed his CIA contact was a well-known oil company employee in Calgary.
Norton, who had owned a record production company in Athens, Georgia, said he worked for Ferrie in 1958 and was ordered to deliver $150,000 to pro-Castro revolutionaries in Havana. Rafael Cruz also claims to have supported the Castro revolution before he left Cuba in 1957 and later, while attending the University of Texas in Austin in 1959. Oswald, Ferrie, Shaw, and a photographed man said by imagery experts to be Rafael Cruz, were all involved with the pro-Castro Fair Play for Cuba operation in New Orleans in 1963. Norton said Ferrie used the alias Hugh Pharris. Norton said he met with Shaw in Alabama in 1962 before traveling to Monterrey to meet one “Harvey Lee,” a CIA alias used by Oswald. Norton was questioned by Garrison’s investigators and they concluded that his information largely matched up with their investigation’s results. Norton said he moved to Calgary and ultimately to Vancouver for peace of mind. He said the CIA fired him in 1968.
The CIA documents shine a light on CIA activities related to the Kennedy assassination in New Orleans and Calgary. As much as the Cruz campaign denies any connections between Rafael Cruz and the Cuban-CIA conspirators in New Orleans, the document trail linking the elder Cruz to the presidential assassination plotters grows longer.
On the morning of his victorious Indiana primary, Donald Trump cited Wayne Madsen (without attribution) on Rafael Cruz’s connection to the JFK assassination…
“His father was with Lee Harvey Oswald prior to Oswald’s being — you know, shot. I mean, the whole thing is ridiculous . . . “What is this, right prior to his being shot, and nobody even brings it up. They don’t even talk about that. That was reported, and nobody talks about it . . . I mean, what was he doing — what was he doing with Lee Harvey Oswald shortly before the death? Before the shooting? It’s horrible.”
In other headlines of interest, April into May, 2016…
21st Century Wire – Huge Numbers of Dead and Wounded as Terrorists Rain Missiles down on Aleppo
Middle East Eye – UN says air strike on Aleppo hospital is ‘inexcusable’
Moon of Alabama – Syria – Russia Rejects Kerry’s New Attempts To Shield The Terrorists
Syrian Arab News Agency – Syria stresses entry of 150 US troops into its territory is illegitimate and totally rejected
Fars News Agency – Sweida: Israeli-Made Arms Cargo Seized by Syrian Army
Hurriyet Daily News – Germany plans to build fixed location in Turkish air base for 65 mln euros
N.Y.Times – Days of Chaos in Baghdad: Protest or Meltdown?
Washington Free Beacon – Russian Warplane Flies Within 50 Feet of U.S. Spy Plane in Asia
Yonhap News Agency – N. Korea’s 2nd midrange missile test seen as failure: military
Paul Craig Roberts – World War III Has Begun
New Eastern Outlook (William Engdahl) – EU Commission Plays Brussels Roulette on Glyphosate
Mad Cow News – The Rigged Democratic Primary in New York
Porter Goss wants full disclosure?…
Is it on account of the damage that could be done to other “special relationships”?…
LaRouchePAC – The British Factor in 9/11 and All Global Terror
Radical Press (Mohammad Sakher) – The Jewish Roots of the Saudi Royal Family
Al Monitor – Yemen’s Jews and the road to Israel
Marshall Report – Trump and the Mob
Maghreb Confidential – Ceccaldi to soon represent Saif El Islam before Security Council
New Scientist – Weasel halts LHC experiments after chewing on a power cable
News.com.au – The secret sex parties of North Korea’s elite
Why why why… Why Gary Welsh and not Glenn Beck?…