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Ronald Reagan, the Western Objectives Foundation & the Downing of KAL Flight 007

By Mae Brussell

(Hustler journal, February 1984) Edited by A. Constantine

Within the aftermath of the Korean Air Strains catastrophe that shocked the world on September 1, 1983, the editors of the Los Angeles Herald-Examiner had a collection of nagging questions, outstanding amongst them the following:

Q: Is there purpose to consider that Rep. Lawrence McDonald of Georgia, an admittedly ultra-right U.S. congressman touring on 007, might have been intentionally assassinated aboard the flight? A: “While the [U.S.] government has made no such charge, McDonald’s widow claims that her husband, the national chairman of the John Birch Society, was ‘murdered.’ She holds that it was no accident that ‘the leading anti-Communist in the American government’ had been on a plane that was ‘forced into Soviet territory’ and shot down.”
    Another query to be addressed is: Why would the Soviet Union wish to make a martyr of Larry McDonald? If the Russians are the specialists at terrorism they’re imagined to be, it might appear apparent that they might discover a neater option to get rid of the congressman than chasing his airplane over Soviet territory for 2 half hours. They might have simply blown him away anyplace on the earth. Moreover, it is arduous to consider that KAL Flight 007 was pressured into Soviet airspace, as if an enormous mechanism had sucked McDonald towards his mortal enemy. Through the strange 2 1/2 hours that 007 ventured as far as 226 miles inside Soviet airspace, the Russians have been testing new missiles immediately under. They didn’t want any more problems. And I doubt that McDonald, fanatic as he was, deserves the label of “leading anti-Communist in the American government.” He has fairly stiff competitors from A.G. “Fritz” Kraemer, Sven Kraemer, John Lenczowski, Paula Dobriansky, William Clark, Jeanne Kirkpatrick, William Casey, Henry Kissinger, Dr. Ernest Lefevre, William F. Buckley, James Buckley, Richard Pipes, Basic Daniel O. Graham and a forged of hundreds. An article that appeared immediately after the capturing down of 007 accused Secretary of the Navy John Lehman of duty for “the deaths of 269 over Sakhalin Island.” Lehman’s strategic design, referred to as “Horizontal Escalation” in protection circles, outlines a collection of provocations towards the united states. Lehman: “He who gets the signal to fire first in the North Pacific will enjoy a tremendous tactical advantage. This region … is most probably where we shall witness confrontation with the Soviet Union.” Thus, while Europe and the U.S. divert the public with NATO missile debates, plans are formulated for a first strike in the Pacific. South Korea, Japan and the U.S. are at collectively at work on these plans. Sending spy planes over the Soviet Union serves the aim of provocation. Five days after the 007 incident, former CIA spy Ralph McGehee advised a university viewers that the Korean airliner was indeed on a spy mission. He additionally believes that the Russians thought 007 was an RC-135 intelligence aircraft. It was Senator Jesse Helms (R-North Carolina) – another archconservative ideologue; anti-union, anti-government, anti-Communist and an opponent of a world treaty on genocide – who arranged McDonald’s invitation to attend the celebration commemorating the 30th anniversary of the official U.S. entry into the Korean Struggle. As an alternative of traveling collectively, nevertheless, Helms and McDonald arrived in Anchorage, Alaska – the primary cease of the journey to South Korea – on separate planes. The fact that McDonald was the one individual within the 36-member American delegation to fly alone seems unusual. After refueling, the Boeing 747 carrying Helms arrived at its destination safely. However McDonald – and his fellow passengers on Flight 007 – weren’t so fortunate. As depicted in the books by Ian Fleming, 007 was James Bond’s “license to kill.” In this case, who had the license to kill? Was it the CIA and its Korean counterpart, the KCIA? They have been shaped at roughly the same time and work together intently. The truth that McDonald and Helms flew on separate planes brings up a number of extra unanswered questions. Who sat next to McDonald? Korean Air Strains should have a boarding cross for that passenger. If no one used the seat, and if McDonald was accompanied by others in the American delegation, why didn’t one of them occupy the seat? The place have been the employees or advisory members of McDonald’s Western Objectives Basis, a knowledge bank in Alexandria, Virginia, that serves as a nationwide right-wing clearinghouse for unfavorable information about leftists? Why was McDonald left to die alone? Who truly gained by Flight 007’s violation of Soviet territory? Not the Russians. They have been in preparation for the subsequent week’s meeting in Madrid, Spain, between U.S. Secretary of State George Schultz and Soviet Overseas Minister Andrei Gromyko, also the resumption of arms-reduction talks and the annual United Nations assembly. An incident of any variety would – and did – set world opinion towards them at a crucial time. However, the U.S. authorities benefited by gathering worthwhile army information about Soviet radar and defensive capabilities in the hours preceding the crash. Other benefits to the State Division and Pentagon included favorable MX-missile and binary nerve-gas votes from a knee-jerk Congress. Clearly, Larry McDonald did not die at the hands of Soviet planners. Crucial rationalization for his demise relates to current revelations about his clandestine actions. A prior relationship between McDonald and President Reagan started to surface before the crash. Illicit espionage hid behind a cloak of righteous Americanism at any worth was about to be exposed. The media, along with many different institutions and individuals, had purposely withheld the darker aspect of Reagan’s years as California governor from the 1980 Presidential campaign. Now the soiled laundry of the previous was starting to leak out. Key backers, financiers and appointees of Ronald Reagan have all the time been involved in political spying – and worse. California was rife with intrigue. Nixon and Reagan have been from California. And California is where the bubble burst. The path resulting in the connection between Reagan and McDonald is long and winding. But the details prove collusion between informers hired by Reagan when he was governor and McDonald’s Western Objectives Foundation. The strategies – and even the persons involved – have been the identical in each instances. The first indication that one thing was even more rotten than traditional in California got here on August 15, 1980, when Warren Hinckle – the former editor of Ramparts magazine – famous that the snooping of Jerry Ducote appeared to contain members of Ronald Reagan’s gubernatorial employees. (Ducote was a former sheriff’s deputy employed by Reagan’s backers to infiltrate suspected subversive teams.) “What is happening in Santa Clara County today is the germ of the biggest scandal of the next 1 1/2 years,” Hinckle stated. “People thought that with Watergate it was all over. But this is the next layer of Watergate.” On January four, 1983, almost 2 half years after Hinckle’s prediction, Detective Jay Paul of the Los Angeles Police Division provided a weary staff of investigators with the connection between Larry McDonald and Ronald Reagan. That day marked the top of McDonald’s usefulness to the larger community he served. He had turn out to be a liability to some essential individuals. A carefully-constructed net of deceit was brought down by the huge volumes of information illegally assembled on law-abiding residents by the L.A. Police Division’s Public Dysfunction Intelligence Division (PDID). The information have been ordered destroyed in 1975, nevertheless it was later found that LAPD officers stored the data-bank info. Enraged by this disobedience, the Los Angeles Police Fee formally requested the information. However by then, Lieutenant Thomas Scheidecker had stolen at the least 10,000 pages of documents, and PDID Detective Jay Paul had moved a huge batch of information to his garage in Lengthy Seashore. Lawyer Ann Love, his wife, was paid $30,000 a yr to feed a classy $100,000 pc knowledge that had been ordered destroyed. Damaged Seals was a typical piece of Western Objectives ultra-con propaganda, an alarming “report on the attempts to destroy the foreign and domestic intelligence capabilities of the United States.” The foreword was written by Daniel O. Graham, former director of the DIA, who went on to chair the High Frontiers Foundation in help of Reagan’s Strategic Defense Initiative. The knowledge ultimately wound up within the pc of the Western Objectives Basis And lo and behold, the person who paid Ann Love was Representative Larry McDonald, chairman of Western Objectives. Additionally caught up within the net was John Rees, an editor on the Western Objectives Foundation, and a longtime associate of Jerry Ducote by method of their widespread employers and comparable strategies of accumulating knowledge. Each acted as brokers provocateurs. “An agent provocateur is a police agent who is introduced into any political organization with instructions to foment discontent . . . or to take a case in order to give his employers the right to act against the organization in question,” based on Colonel Victor Kaledin of Imperial Russian Army Intelligence. Ducote was employed by key Reagan supporters and the John Birch Society. Rees collaborated with the Birch Society and a number of different right-wing groups, feeding them info to harass and embarrass those who opposed their point of view. Reagan’s man, Ducote, and Larry McDonald’s crony, John Rees, labored together on the San Francisco-based Western Analysis, also referred to as Analysis West. Ducote secluded himself behind unmarked doors, operating a blacklisting service for business. The outcomes of his spying have been added to a repository of info used by Governor Reagan to display out potential state staff with leftist political tendencies contrary to his own beliefs. At the similar time, pictures of rallies and demonstrations – together with copies of underground newspapers – have been provided to Western Analysis by agents of the Los Angeles Police Division. In turn, Western Research bought background info on staff and suggested firms about attainable risks. Research West, an incarnation, maintained close ties with regulation enforcement and company knowledge banks, using spies to feed info to utility corporations anxious to determine anti-nuclear activists. Clearly, blacklisting didn’t finish with the dying of Senator Joseph McCarthy. The witch hunt by no means ceased. Final January in Los Angeles, the American Civil Liberties Union filed a lawsuit on behalf of 131 law-abiding teams and people who have been illegally spied upon. Among the many defendants on this case have been 54 cops from the LAPD’s Public Dysfunction Intelligence Division. The regulation firm representing the defendants was Gibson, Dunn and Crutcher. Curiously enough, Lawyer Common William French Smith was a companion in that agency. And none aside from President Ronald Reagan is a shopper of Gibson, Dunn and Crutcher in all private legal issues. Time was operating out for Larry McDonald after a few years of stealing, bugging and compiling. He was about to be subpoenaed by a Los Angeles County grand jury. His testimony – notably the elements referring to the feeding of illegal police intelligence information to his Lengthy Seashore pc – might embarrass and even injury an excellent quantity of powerful individuals. ••• A number of weeks after the downing of Flight 007, Soviet President Yuri Andropov blamed the USA for a “sophisticated provocation, masterminded by U.S. special services, an example of extreme adventurism in politics.” How might the USA have written such a script? Larry McDonald was going to embarrass President Reagan if too many of the documents from California have been uncovered. They shared widespread spies and customary enemies. So let’s assume that the CIA, FBI and all federal businesses that worked with McDonald – notably the Pentagon – needed him silenced immediately. At the similar time, as a result of McDonald was so violently anti-Communist, why not make the Soviets accountable for his murder? A New Proper martyr could possibly be created within the wrestle towards communism. Keep in mind the Pueblo? The state of affairs may need continued in the following means: • There can be a celebration in South Korea early in September. McDonald had robust ties to Korean-born Reverend Solar Myung Moon, leader of the Unification Church (the Moonies) and the South Korean army. Organize for McDonald to attend that celebration in South Korea. (Dorothy Hunt, CIA officer and wife of Watergate defendant E. Howard Hunt, was blown up in a business airliner over Chicago, and no one seemed to care. Undoubtedly, her murder scared into silence the first witnesses who might have embarrassed President Nixon at the time he was paying them to “plead guilty” before sinking his presidency. Incidentally, the espionage actions of each E. Howard Hunt and Congressman McDonald have been entangled with the Los Angeles Police Department.) • Send spy planes over the united states constantly. The Soviet Union doesn’t respect such flights violating its territory. By putting McDonald on a business airliner and timing its incursion inside Soviet airspace with spy-plane operations at the similar time, an attack by Soviet missiles can be assured. One of the various mysteries of Flight 007 is the whole lack of communication between its pilots and U.S., Korean and Japanese listening posts. This is called maintaining radio silence. Furthermore, 007 left Kennedy Airport in New York with a faulty radio and navigational system. When the pilot on the first leg of the flight disembarked in Anchorage, he assumed the aircraft’s malfunctioning elements can be repaired. However this didn’t happen. It’s common information to all pilots flying over Soviet territory that plane going beyond a certain level inside Russian borders will probably be pressured to land or shot down. If the CIA and the National Safety Agency needed Larry McDonald lifeless, thereby assuring a world incident, isolating the pilots from instructions or warnings can be important. The best way to perform that is both to tamper with radio transmissions or the pilots’ minds – or both. Chun Byung In, the pilot in command of 007, held the rank of colonel within the South Korean Air Drive. He was thought-about reliable enough to have flown the Korean president to the U.S. in 1982 and fly overseas routes linking Southeast Asia to the Middle East, Paris to Los Angeles, and New York to Seoul. The co-pilot on 007 was Lieutenant Colonel Sohn Dong Hui. In line with information reviews, Chun boasted to shut pals that he was finishing up special duties for American intelligence, and he even confirmed them some of the aircraft’s spying gear or surveying Soviet army installations. Spying was typically the covert mission of regularly-scheduled business flights that began in New York Metropolis and led to Seoul. After the 007 disaster, it was reported that Koreans typically flew over Soviet airspace to scale back gasoline expenses. But spy cameras with the power to photograph Soviet army bases are a extra plausible cause for Korean jets dropping their means so typically. Stories point out that Korean Air Strains concluded a secret settlement with the CIA within the early 1970s to carry out intelligence surveys of Soviet territory. These reviews further recommend that when Flight 007 was shot down, the U.S. intelligence mission utilized a reconnaissance satellite tv for pc programmed to cross overhead on the similar time. This allowed the U.S. to document digital visitors denoting the whereabouts of Soviet air-defense techniques as they have been activated to satisfy a presumed menace. After triggering the radar warning of a menace to the united states, the pilot of a U.S. RC-135 reconnaissance aircraft used maneuvers typical of American spy planes to frustrate Soviet air defenses. Ultimately, he dove under the radar cover off the Kamchatka Peninsula to distract air-defense crews and allow Flight 007 to enter Soviet airspace undetected. In the meantime, trying to dodge Soviet fighter planes 226 miles inside the united states, pilot Chun requested permission to raise to 35,000 ft. Moments later, he shouted, “Rapid … a rapid decompression.” Flight 007 was hit by a missile. Chun’s last phrases –”one-zero, one-zero-delta”– left everybody confused, as did the aircraft’s remaining radio transmissions. Neither Matsumi Suzuki, head of Japan’s Sound Analysis Institute, nor the Japanese broadcast network NHK might explain what “delta” meant. Was that Chun’s “Rosebud”? Early stories following the tragedy, noting the obvious loss of contact with 007’s pilots, advised that the aircraft had been hijacked. A second report stated that the 2 pilots and the navigator might have been asleep – a doubtful principle considering the crew’s unblemished document. A more probably risk is that the crew had been the sufferer of hypnosis and mind management – receiving directions prematurely, earlier than they left Anchorage, that would not be picked up and recorded later. If this appears farfetched, think about the expertise of Candy Jones – a famous mannequin and radio character – who described in her biography how the CIA programmed her mind for spying and actions related to espionage. A single telephone call from an unseen individual would have been sufficient to implement previously implanted directions to kill herself. These revelations got here to mild on the peak of the Watergate scandal, together with proof that she had beforehand executed errands for the CIA. Solely the intervention of her husband saved Sweet Jones from sure dying. The difficulty of 007’s faulty navigational system got here underneath shut scrutiny following the disaster. Reviews filed with NASA revealed that a minimum of 25 occasions through the previous five years, U.S. airline pilots counting on the same navigational gear utilized by 007 had strayed astray – once as much as 250 miles. Cited among the trigger have been pc malfunctions and human errors. “It’s easy to become complacent [on long flights],” stated Pan American World Airways pilot Thomas Foxworth. “It’s a human failing. The record is replete with numerous incidents of a guy just falling asleep.” What if the “human failing” cited by Foxworth was truly mind-controlled planning? Two of the 007 crew may need been asleep – and even lifeless. However the one who cried “delta” was obviously awake till the top. His response to what was going to happen, given his years of expertise and expertise, was that of a programmed zombie instructed to fly constantly – disregarding any exterior sights or sounds on the flight gear. As long ago as November 1974, the Subcommittee on Constitutional Rights – headed by then-Senator Sam Ervin of North Carolina – issued a 645-page report titled, Particular person Rights and the Federal Position in Conduct Modification, which plotted the superior state of CIA thoughts work and testing. Three years later, the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence and the Sub-committee on Health and Scientific Analysis revealed another report, Venture Mkultra: The CIA’s Program in Conduct Modification. The upshot of these reviews is that the Pentagon had the potential, if it so desired, to link thoughts management with satellite protection methods. And a logical use of thoughts management, of course, can be to program a pilot – maybe even turning a traditional flight into a kamikaze mission. Dr. Jose Delgado, the daddy of military-and-defense mind experimentation who labored with the CIA and Navy Intelligence, perfected such procedures as early as 1971. In a single occasion, he surgically implanted a receiver within the brain of a Spanish preventing bull. Later in a Madrid area, when a tiny radio-controlled electrode delivered a minute surge of current to the enraged beast’s thoughts, the bull braked to an abrupt halt. Delgado additionally pioneered a way of capturing temper medicine into the brain, calming the subject by a distant pc that sensed oncoming nervousness, melancholy or rage, and flashed back inhibitor alerts by radio. “The [programmed] individual may think that the most important fact of reality is his own existence,” Delgado wrote. “But that is only his personal point of view, a relative frame of reference which is not shared by the rest of the living world.” The justification for perfecting physical control of the mind was to enable outdoors forces to determine the right way to use an individual’s body by activating his mind and directing it beyond the subject’s management – in spite of any acutely aware efforts he may make. KAL Flight 007 was outfitted with the newest navigational know-how. Three computer-driven, inertial-navigational methods put in a yr earlier advised the airplane seven occasions per second where it’s purported to go . Solely the following parts might have coordinated the dying of Consultant Larry McDonald with the Soviet missile response: (1) human elements; (2) altered instruments in New York Metropolis or Anchorage; or (3) thoughts control over the Korean Air Drive pilots. ••• Exactly who was Larry McDonald, the unusual and sophisticated particular person who wore so many robes? At first he was a physician specializing in urology who prescribed the discredited drug laetrile to most cancers sufferers. He was additionally a person who hid the possession of 200 guns. In 1974, he was elected to the U.S. Home of Representatives, later chairman of both the tax-free Western Objectives Foundation and the John Birch Society. The easiest way to explain most people is to know who their heroes are. McDonald reportedly stored two pictures on the walls of his Congressional workplace that give some clues to his psychological state. One picture was of Senator Joseph McCarthy. The other was of Chilean dictator Augusto Pinochet. Senator McCarthy began his Senate profession after World Conflict II with financial help from two recognized Nazi sympathizers in Wisconsin – Frank Seusenbrenner and Walter Harnischfeger. Fred J. Prepare dinner’s The Nightmare Decade particulars the pro-Nazi backers of McCarthy and the way the senator knew of their “passionate ultra-rightism and admiration for Hitler.” Harnischfeger’s nephew, in truth, typically displayed an autographed copy of Hitler’s Mein Kampf. He also flaunted a watch-chain swastika. In December 1946, 43 of Hitler’s prime army officers acquired dying sentences or long prison phrases on the Dachau Trials for the bloody bloodbath of American troopers at Malmedy, France. One of McCarthy’s main goals as he entered the Senate was to facilitate their launch. By 1949, because of Congressional hearings, he directed one other maneuvering. McCarthy’s efforts paid off. The 43 Nazis have been freed. When McCarthy carried out his House Un-American Actions Committee (HUAC) hearings in 1953 and accrued knowledge on law-abiding citizens for future fascist functions, most of his info got here from mixed United States intelligence and Nazi struggle criminals. He also drew upon the in depth information of a spy network generally known as ODDESSA, an affiliation of former SS officers shaped between 1943 and 1945, when it turned apparent the Third Reich could not win the conflict towards the Soviet Union. After McCarthy died in 1957, it’s affordable to imagine that Larry McDonaid – by means of Louise Rees – took over the huge computerized information that now include hundreds of thousands of names worldwide. Louise Rees, the spouse of John Rees, an editor at McDonald’s Western Objectives Foundation, worked for McCarthy and Roy M. Cohn, counsel for the senator’s 1953 Everlasting Investigations Subcommittee of the Authorities Operations Committee. Western Objectives lists Roy M. Cohn, now a New York lawyer, on its advisory board. And when McDonald went to Washington as a representative from Georgia in 1974, Louise Rees was his paid employees aide. McDonald’s admiration for his other major hero, Chilean dictator Augusto Pinochet, may be defined partially by the truth that both of their careers benefited from the help of international fascist organizations. And there’s proof that Nazis in Chile funded McDonald’s Congressional campaigns since 1974, at Pinochet’s course – simply as Nazis have been the supply of funds for McCarthy in Wisconsin. Sarcastically, the very night time that McDonald was killed, Pinochet, his CIA-supported hero – was taunted by rioters in Chile. The Chilean individuals also want their nightmare decade to end. Pinochet is responsible for DINA, Nazi-like death-squad terrorist teams which are an arm of the Chilean police, vital to take care of his repressive regime. With out DINA’s strategies of worry and torture, the U.S. puppet authorities in Chile would not last one other day. Pinochet additionally does nothing to intrude with Colonia Dignidad, a haven for Nazi warfare criminals situated on the border between Argentina and Chile. Colonia Dignidad serves as a torture middle the place dissenters who oppose Pinochet are mutilated and fed to canine whereas nonetheless alive. Armed guards discourage snoopers. Amnesty Worldwide is at present investigating this deplorable state of affairs. Larry McDonald’s unsavory Chilean connection was further uncovered when Robert Byron Watson introduced attorneys from the House Select Committee on Assassinations with an affidavit reportedly detailing McDonald’s dealings with Fuad Habash Ansare in Santiago de Chile; Watson claimed that Fuad Habash is the brother of Arab terrorist chief Dr. George Habash of the Fashionable Front for the Liberation of Palestine. This group is claimed to work with our CIA to arrange Arab terrorist murders across the globe. ••• Larry McDonald’s Western Objectives Foundation, another sinister group, was shaped in 1979. Members of its advisory board are listed in brochures and newspaper ads, and embrace the following: Jean Ashbrook, Mrs. Walter Brennan, Taylor Caldwell, Roy M. Cohn, Congressman Philip M. Crane (R-Illinois), Basic Raymond Davis, Henry Hazlitt, Dr. Mildred F. Jefferson, Dr. Anthony Kubek, Robert Milliken, Admiral Thomas H. Moorer, E. A. Morris, Vice-Admiral Lloyd M. Mustin, Mrs. John C. Newington, Basic George S. Patton III, Dr. Hans Sennholz, Common John Singlaub, Dan Smoot, Robert Stoddard, Congressman Bob Stump (D-Arizona), Mrs. Helen Marie Taylor, Dr. Edward Teller, Common Lewis Walt and Dr. Eugene Wigner. The chief employees of Western Objectives consists of Linda Guell, director; John Rees, editor; and Julia Ferguson, research affiliate. Two members of Western Objectives bear special mention. In accordance with Seymour Hersh’s current guide The Worth of Energy in the Nixon White House, Admiral Thomas Moorer masterminded the surreptitious removing of sensitive knowledge from President Nixon’s workplace. Working via Yeoman Charles Radford, Moorer stole papers clearly marked “President’s Eyes Only” and had them delivered to the Pentagon. His reward for stealing these top-secret paperwork was a promotion to the distinguished Joint Chiefs of Employees. Merry Christmas, Cambodia! Bypassing each member of Congress, Henry Kissinger and Admiral Moorer carried out their own personal struggle towards that nation – one which has not fought the USA at any time – gleefully choosing bombing targets that value the lives of tens of millions of innocent individuals. It later developed that Los Angeles Police Department information on two million Californians have been assessed by Moorer’s and McDonald’s Western Objectives pc. So it comes to move that the criminals hold monitor of the harmless. Information about you is probably already filed and computerized of their secret knowledge banks. Would you belief individuals like this together with your good identify? A second Western Objectives advisory board member value noting is Edward Teller, Hungarian-born father of the hydrogen bomb. The same day that McDonald made the entrance web page of the Washington Publish – when Western Objectives was ordered to reply the stolen-documents subpoena in Los Angeles – Teller was attending a European seminar on nuclear warfare important to America’s future overseas coverage. ••• There isn’t a beginning or finish to the Larry McDonald tragedy. His right-wing fanaticism drew him to the crueler aspect of blackmailers, burglars, assassins, terrorists, wiretappers, and other people devoted to waging a future struggle with the Soviet Union. And there he was, final August 31 and September 1, apparently sitting on their lonesome on Flight 007. If that was by Soviet design, then all in his entourage have been communists who knew prematurely. But because the American delegation was screened and cleared for journey with a congressman, then the CIA and U.S. agents knew one thing they wouldn’t share with him – even to save lots of his life. So what’s it all about, Alfie?