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	Allegations Regarding Vince Foster, the NSA, and
		 Banking Transactions Spying

		     by J. Orlin Grabbe

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og001      The Norman Allegations


og002      Attorney Charles O. Morgan Counter-Attacks


og003      Follow The Money


og004      More On Charles O. Morgan


og005      Intermission


og006      Bibliography of News Articles Regarding Systematics


og007      Virtual Realities in the Banking and National Security


og008      Are U.S. Nuclear Secrets for Open Sale on the World


og009      Letter to Mr. Wierzynski, Assistant Staff Director,
	   U.S. House of Representatives, Committee on Banking
	   and Financial Services


og010      The BCCI-Lance-Stephens-Systematics-Hubbell-Clinton


og011      Collapse of BCCI Leads To FinCEN, Leads To Artificial
	   Intelligence, Leads To PROMIS Software


og012      Cabazon Indian Nation, Wackenhut, PROMIS, Michael
	   Riconosciuto, and Danny Casolaro


og013      Computer Virus Enters PROMIS Back Door And Shuts Down
	   NSA Computers?


og014      Mellon Bank's Pending RICO Suit May Blow Up The Whole
	   Laundry Thang -- But Capital's Mobile, Ain't It?


og015      The World Of Money Laundering, Richard Mellon Scaife,
	   Ed Meese, and FEMA


og016      Recent Worms In Government Computers, and Federal
	   Reserve Pressures Banks Into Banking Surveillance


og017      Mellon Bank, Sheila Foster Anthony, Lisa Foster, and
	   the $286,000 Wire Transfer; ALSO: July 1, 1993 to July
	   23, 1993 Sequence of Events


og018      Death of Vince Foster Not Satisfactorily Investigated


og019      The Triangular Trade. Parallels Between Arkansas and


og020      Geneology of Mr. Grabbe and of the Mellon Family


og021      Just Pay The Electric Bill, And Hand Me The Keys To
	   The Mellon Bank


og022      Mrs. Foster and Mrs. Anthony Are "Astonished and
	   Incensed", But the Dump Truck Has Sand to Dump on
	   Their Lawyer


og023      Did Bush's Plumber Unit Do Dirty Tricks to Perot and
	   Kill Foster? Did the "Blonde Hairs" Belong to Dee Dee


Date:     Tue Aug 08, 1995  9:55 am  CST
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Subject:  Part 1


	Allegations Regarding Vince Foster, the NSA, and
		 Banking Transactions Spying, Part I

			by J. Orlin Grabbe

       On April 17, 1995, James R. Norman, Senior Editor at Forbes
       Magazine, sent the following letter to Michael D. McCurry,
       Press Secretary at the White house:

       "Dear Mr. McCurry:

       "Forbes Magazine is preparing an article for immediate publication.
	We would like to offer the White House an opportunity to comment
	on the following assertions.

       "1.) That Vincent W. Foster, while White House Deputy Counsel,
	maintained a Swiss bank account.

       "2.) That funds were paid into that account by a foreign
	government, specifically the State of Israel.

       "3.) That shortly before his death and coincident with the
	onset of severe and acute depression, Vincent Foster learned
	he was under investigation by the CIA for espionage.

       "4.) That this information was made available to him by
	Hillary Rodham Clinton.

       "5.) That while he was White House Deputy Counsel and for
	many years prior, Vincent Foster had been a behind-the-
	scenes control person on behalf of the National Security
	Agency for Systematics, a bank data processing company
	integrally involved in a highly secret intelligence effort
	to monitor world bank transactions.

       "6.) That Systematics was also involved in "laundering" funds
	from covert operations, including drug and arms sales related
	to activities in and around Mena, Ark.

       "7.) That through Systematics' relationship with E-Systems,
	Vincent Foster may have had access to highly sensitive code,
	encryption and data security information of strategic

       "8.) That both prior to and after his death, documents relating
	to Systematics were removed from Vincent Foster's office in
	the White House.

       "9.) That the meeting at the Cardozo (Landau) estate on the
	eastern shore of Maryland on the weekend before Vincent
	Foster's death was attended by, among others, George

       "10.) That Hillary Rodham Clinton was also a beneficiary of
	funds from Foster's Swiss account.

       "Thank you very much for your prompt attention to this matter.
	Please fax your written response before end-of-business
	Tuesday, April 18, to Forbes at 212-620-2417.  If you have
	questions, please call me at 212-620-2215.

       "Respectfully yours,

       "James R. Norman, Senior Editor"

       The White House did not respond until April 25, 1995.  However,
       on April 20, 1995, a copy of this letter was leaked by White
       House counsel to Mark H. Tuohey IV, an assistant to Kenneth
       Starr, a prosecutor leading an "independent" investigation of
       events related to Whitewater.

       Why was the letter forwarded to a Starr assistant?

       Did the White House have reason to believe that the death
       of Vincent Foster was related to Whitewater?

       Was the letter forwarded to Mark Tuohey so that he could
       investigate and comment on the allegations in the letter?
       Or was the letter leaked to Mark Tuohey by the White House
       because Tuohey is the White House point man for spin control
       with respect to any evidence "uncovered" by the investigation?

       On April 25, 1995, Michael D. McCurry replied as follows:

       "Dear Mr. Norman

       "This letter responds to your April 17, 1995 request.

       "The allegations contained in your request are outrageous.
       Publication of these false allegations will discredit
       *Forbes*, maliciously tarnish the reputation of Vincent
       Foster, and cause great pain to Mr. Foster's wife and family.

       "Should *Forbes* insist on publishing these baseless
       allegations, we insist that the Editor of *Forbes* have a pre-
       publication meeting with Jane Sherburne of the White House
       Counsel's Office and the personal representative of the
       President and First Lady, David E. Kendall of Williams &
       Connolly.  Ms. Sherburne can be reached at (202) 456-5116
       and Mr. Kendall's number is (202) 434-5145.


       "Michael D. McCurry
       "Press Secretary"

       "cc:  Mr. James W. Michaels
	     Editor, *Forbes*

	     Mr. Lawrence Minard
	     Managing Editor, *Forbes*

	     Mr. William Baldwin
	     Executive Editor, *Forbes* "

			[to be continued]

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	  Allegations Regarding Vince Foster, the NSA, and
		 Banking Transactions Spying, Part II

			by J. Orlin Grabbe

	Upon hearing of the alleged connections between Vincent
	Foster, the NSA, and its subsidiary Systematics--since
	renamed ALLTEL Information Services (4001 N. Rodney Parham Rd.,
	Little Rock, Arkansas 72212-2496, phone 501/220-5100)--
	ALLTEL Corp. (1 Allied Dr., Little Rock, Arkansas 72202, phone
	501/661-8000) hired a San Francisco libel attorney named
	Charles O. Morgan (450 Sansome Street, 13th Floor, San
	Francisco, CA 94111-3382, phone 415/392-2037) to threaten
	journalists who made such allegations.

	ALLTEL feared the economic consequences of the charges made
	against its private subsidiary: "Banking and financial
	institutions are clients of ALLTEL. The irresponsible and false
	statements . . . have and will cause my client substantial damage"
	(letter from Charles O. Morgan to Agora Inc., March 28, 1995).

	Published news articles in the *American Banker* and elsewhere show
	that Systematics' (ALLTEL Information Serivces') customers have
	included Home Bank, Manufactuers Hanover (now merged with Chemical),
	Vboss, Southwestern Bell, various overseas military bases,
	City National, California Federal Bank, Federal Home Loan Bank
	of San Francisco, Guaranty Federal Savings Bank, River Forest
	Bankcorp, First Busey Corp, Decatur Federal Savings and Loan,
	Republic National Bank of New York, Anchor Savings Bank, Integra
	Financial Corp, Banc One, Nations Bank, Citicorp, Vermont National
	Bank, CNB Bancshares, Liberty Bancorp of Oklahoma City, First Union,
	First National Bank of Maryland, Amcore Financial, Horizon, Oxford
	First Corp, Navy Federal Credit Union, People's National Bank, Drung
	Thai Bank Ltd., Bank of Commerce Berhad, Unisys Corp, Corestates
	Financial Corp, Novorosiysk Industrial Commercial Ecobank, Royal
	Bank of Trinidad and Tobago, United Overseas Bank (Singapore),
	Soneri Bank Ltd (Pakistan), Banco National Ultramarino SA
	(Macao), BMJ Financial Corp, Security Bank (Arkansas),
	Hiberia National Bank, Glendale Federal Bank, First Alabama
	Bancshares, Union Bank of Manila, First Pacific National
	Bank, Pine Bluff National Bank, Consolidated Bank (Miami),
	Citibank of Australia, Savings Bank of the Russian Federation,
	Family Bank, Sabine State Bank & Trust, Central Bank, Chemical
	Bank, Citibank, Moscow Savings Bank, National Home Mortgage
	Company, Barclays Bank PLC, Keycorp, Bank IV Kansas, Borel
	of California, Dime Bancorp, and Bellsouth Cellular Corp.

	According to John E. Steuri, Chief Executive Officer, President,
	and Chairman of the Board of Systematics:  "Today, we have
	banking, financial services, cellular telephone and hospital
	clients in thirty-six (36) countries outside the United States"
	(memo from John Steuri to Jim Norman, March 8, 1995, with the
	subject listed as "Systematics").

	Attorney Charles O. Morgan sent threatening letters to, among others,
	Agora Inc., publisher of Strategic Investment (824 East Baltimore
	Street, Baltimore, MD 21202-4799), to David Fondiller and Jim Norman
	of Forbes (62 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY 10011), and to Bill Hamilton
	of Inslaw Inc. (1125 15th St. N.W., #300, Washington D.C.
	20005-2707, phone 202/828-8600).

	In denying various allegations, Charles O. Morgan makes personal
	claims of knowledge that border on the supernatural.  For
	example, Strategic Investment had written in its March 22,
	1995, issue:  "Several years ago, investigative reporter Danny
	Cassalario [sic] spent many months investigating the Inslaw
	case.  He told associates that his probe had revealed an
	astonishing tale of corruption that he intended to reveal in
	a story entitled 'The Octopus.'  He was days away from
	completing his story when he was found dead, allegedly a
	'suicide.' "

	In his March 28, 1995, letter to Agora, Inc., Charles O. Morgan
	makes the blanket assertion:

	"Systematics was not in any way involved in any investigation
	by Danny Cassalario [sic]" (page 2).

	How could Charles O. Morgan possibly know what topics Danny
	Casolaro, a private journalist, was investigating at the
	time of Casolaro's death?

	Was Charles O. Morgan in close communication with Danny
	Casolaro at the time of Casolaro's death?

	Did Charles O. Morgan examine Casolaro's papers and notes
	following Casolaro's death, to determine if there were any
	references to Systematics?

	Or did Charles O. Morgan rely on statements by the FBI/Justice
	Department regarding the topic of Casolaro's investigations?
	If so, he was relying on a biased source, for according to
	the "Executive Summary" of a document supplied by Inslaw to
	each member of the House Judiciary Committee:

	   The Office of Special Investigations' (OSI's) "publicly-
	   declared mission is to locate and deport Nazi war criminals.
	   The Nazi war criminal program is, however, a front for the
	   Justice Department's own covert intelligence service,
	   according to disclosures recently made to INSLAW by several
	   senior Justice Department career officials.  ....

	   "According to written statements of which INSLAW has obtained
	   copies, another undeclared mission of the Justice Department's
	   covert agents was to insure that investigative journalist
	   Danny Casolaro remained silent about the role of the Justice
	   Department in the INSLAW scandal by murdering him in West
	   Virginia in August 1991.  INSLAW has acquired copies of two
	   relevant written statements furnished to a veteran investi-
	   gative journalist by a national security operative of the U.S.
	   Government, several months after Casolaro's death. ..."

	Finally, did instead Charles O. Morgan simply rely on Sytematics'
	assertions that it was not the subject of investigation by
	Danny Casolaro?  If so, why would Systematics make such an
	assertion?  Who would suppose there was a connection between
	Systematics and the death of Danny Casolaro?

	Charles Morgan's denials suggest to me that an important part of
	the Kenneth Starr investigation into matters related to Whitewater
	should focus on the relationship between the death of Danny Casolaro
	and the death of Vincent Foster.

	And Kenneth Starr should question Charles O. Morgan with respect
	to his personal knowledge of the topics of Danny Casolaro's
	investigation which lead to Casolaro's death.

			[to be continued]

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the will of the people." Jim Ray, Campaign '92
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	  Allegations Regarding Vince Foster, the NSA, and
		 Banking Transactions Spying, Part III

			by J. Orlin Grabbe

	The sequence of events leading the banking software
	company Systematics (ALLTEL Information Services) to
	hire a libel attorney to deny it was operating on behalf
	of the U.S. National Security Agency (NSA) began more
	than a decade ago.

	In the early 1980s, the War on (Some) Drugs and the War
	on (Some) Terrorists lead to various U.S. government
	initiatives to "follow the money."

	A Senate subcommittee recommended that the Treasury
	Department should work with the "Federal Reserve Board
	to develop a better understanding of the financial
	significance and use of currency repatriation data as
	well as information about foreign depositors' currency
	deposits." (U.S. Senate Permanent Subcommittee on
	Investigations, *Crime and Secrecy:  The Use of Offshore
	Banks and Companies*, U.S. Government Printing Office,
	February 1983.)

	Over at the National Security Council, Norman A. Bailey,
	an economist who understood the electronic flow of money
	through SWIFT, Fedwire, and CHIPS, urged the involve-
	ment of the National Security Agency (NSA), the Ft.
	Meade-based Defense Department agency for signals
	intelligence and communications security.

	Bailey "confirms that within a few years the National
	Security Agency . . . had begun vacuuming up mountains
	of data by listening in on bank wire traffic.  It became a
	joint effort of several Western governments with the
	Israelis playing a leading role, since they were the main
	target of terrorism" (James R. Norman, "Fostergate").

	The NSA proceeded to jack into Fedwire, CHIPS, and
	Swift.  Doing so would be a priority if the aim was to
	monitor banking transactions.  But even while essential,
	this in itself would be of limited utility without further
	information.  What is the use of monitoring interbank
	transfers that are DES-encrypted?  And even if you break
	the code, or have the keys, what remains is a money amount
	transferred from one account number at one bank to another
	account number at another bank. Who owns the accounts?

	One way of finding out was the CIA method:  to sneak agents
	working under cover as computer hardware or software suppliers
	into computer rooms.  Sometimes a lowly computer programmer has
	more access to banking information than does a senior executive,
	so this method could enable one to piece together account names
	and customer information with account numbers.  But such an
	approach is not efficient.  Efficient spying implies access at
	all times.

	The evidence indicates that at some point NSA made the logical
	decision that continual access meant the NSA had to become a
	major provider of banking software.

	James R. Norman, Senior Editor at *Forbes*--in an article
	entitled "Fostergate," an article scheduled to appear in
	the May issue of *Forbes*, but killed at the last minute by
	Steve Forbes, apparently through the persuasive urging of
	Casper Weinberger, the former Defense Secretary who is
	Publisher Emeritus at *Forbes*--makes specific allegations
	about several companies which may have become part of such
	an NSA operation, and about the role of Vincent Foster:

	   "Forbes' sources say that since at least the late 1970s,
	   Foster had been a silent, behind-the-scenes overseer on
	   behalf of the NSA for a small Little Rock, Ark., bank data
	   processing company.  Its name was Systematics Inc., launched
	   in 1967 [ 1968? ] and funded and controlled for most of its
	   life by Arkansas billionaire Jackson Stephens, a 1946 Naval
	   Academy graduate.  Foster was one of Stephens' trusted deal-
	   makers at the Rose Law Firm, where he was partner with
	   Hillary Rodham Clinton, Webster Hubbell and William Kennedy
	   (whose father was a Systematics director).  Hubbell also
	   played an overseer role at Systematics for the NSA for
	   some years according to intelligence sources.

	   "Systematics has had close ties to the NSA and CIA ever
	   since its founding, sources say, as a money-shuffler for
	   covert operations.  It is no secret that there were billions
	   of dollars moving around in 'black' accounts--from buying
	   and selling arms to the Contras, Iran, Iraq, Angola and
	   other countries to paying CIA operatives and laundering
	   money from clandestine CIA drug dealing.  Having taken
	   over the complete computer rooms in scores of small U.S.
	   banks as an 'outsource' supplier of data processing,
	   Systematics was in a unique position to manage that covert
	   money flow.  Sources say the money was moved at the end of
	   every day disguised as a routine bank-to-bank balancing
	   transaction....    ....

	   "Systematics' money-laundering role for the intelligence
	   community might help explain why Jackson Stephens tried to
	   take over Washington-based Financial General Bankshares in
	   1978 on behalf of Arab backers of the Bank of Credit and
	   Commerce International.  BCCI's links to global corruption
	   and intelligence operations has been well documented, though
	   many mysteries remain.

	   "According to a lawsuit filed by the Securities and Exchange
	   Commission, Stephens insisted on having then-tiny Systematics
	   brought in to take over all the bank's data processing.
	   Representing Systematics in that 1978 SEC case:  Hillary
	   Rodham Clinton and Webster Hubbell.  Stephens was blocked
	   in that takeover.  But FGB, later renamed First American,
	   ultimately fell under the domination of BCCI through Robert
	   Altman and former Defense Sec. Clark Clifford.  According
	   to a technician who worked at First American in Atlanta,
	   Systematics became a key computer contractor there anyway.

	   "In the 1980s Systematics' business boomed.  When it first
	   sold stock to the public in 1983, revenues were $64 million.
	   That had risen to $230 million by the time Stephens arranged
	   Systematics' sale to Alltel Corp., a telephone holding
	   company which then moved its headquarters to Little Rock.
	   Last year Systematics sales hit $861 million--a third of
	   Alltel's total.  Stephens now owns more than 8% of Alltel
	   and wields significant influence over the company. ....

	   "Another curious company is Arkansas Systems, founded in
	   1974 by Systematics employee and former U.S. Army 'analyst'
	   John Chamberlain.  Located just down the road from
	   Systematics, Arkansas Systems specializes in computer
	   systems for foreign wire transfer centers and central banks.
	   Among its clients, Russia and China, according to Arkansas
	   Systems president James K. Hendren, a physicist formerly
	   involved with the Safeguard anti-missile system.  Arkansas
	   Systems was one of the first companies to receive funding
	   from the Arkansas Development Finance Authority, an agency
	   created by then Gov. Bill Clinton that is now coming under
	   congressional scrutiny.

	   "What does Alltel have to say about all this?  'I've never
	   heard anything so asinine in all my life,' steams Joe T.
	   Ford, Alltel's chairman and the father of Jack Stephens'
	   chief administrative aide."

	Charles O. Morgan, on the other hand, claims omniscience
	with respect to what did *not* happen with respect to

			[to be continued]

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	  Allegations Regarding Vince Foster, the NSA, and
		 Banking Transactions Spying, Part IV

			by J. Orlin Grabbe

	In an April 5, 1995, letter to Michael Geltner (10 E Street,
	S.E., Washington, D.C. 20003)--an attorney for Agora, Inc.--
	Charles O. Morgan asserts;

	   "6. Webster Hubbell never served as an attorney or in any
	   other capacity for ALLTEL Corporation, or for any of its
	   operations or subsidiaries, other than a single instance in
	   1983, when Systematics, Inc., engaged Mr. Hubbell to pursue
	   a competitor that was using Systematics, Inc.'s propriety
	   software without authorization; ..."

	In his admirable zeal to defend his client Systematics,
	Mr. Charles O. Morgan apparently forgot to do any research
	regarding the allegations he was denying.  For his denial
	is mistaken.  Web Hubbell (along with Hillary Rodham Clinton)
	represented Systematics in a 1978 lawsuit.

	In 1978 Jackson Stephens tried to take over Financial General
	Bankshares (FGB) in Washington, D.C.  (FGB was later acquired
	by BCCI, renamed First American, and run by Robert Altman and
	Clark Clifford.  Robert Altman was later acquitted of mis-
	leading regulators, and the case against Clifford was dropped
	due to his age and infirmity.)  In the Stephens' takeover
	attempt, FGB sued--among others--Systematics.  Briefs for
	Systematics were submitted by C.J. Giroir, Web Hubbell, and
	Hillary Rodham Clinton.

	The essential details may be found in the article "Who is
	Jack Ryan?" (*Wall Street Journal*, Monday, August 1, 1994):

	   "Attorneys for Mr. Clifford and Mr. Altman included
	   independent counsel Robert Fiske and Deputy Attorney
	   General Jamie Gorelick, as well as Robert Bennett,
	   president Clinton's attorney in the Paula Corbin
	   Jones case.  And, of course, Arkansas investment
	   banking giant Stephens Inc., which says all connect-
	   ions with the BCCI front men ended in 1978, does
	   acknowledge it handled their initial brokerage for the

	   "Indeed, in the early takeover maneuvers Financial
	   General Bankshares, First American's predecessor
	   company, brought a 1978 lawsuit naming 'Bert Lance,
	   Bank of Credit & Commerce International, Agha Hasan
	   Abedhi, Eugene J. Metzger, Jackson Stephens, Stephens
	   Inc., Systematics Inc. and John Does numbers 1 through
	   25.' The suit was ultimately settled, but intriguingly,
	   briefs for Systematics, a Stephens property, were
	   submitted by a trio of lawyers including C.J. Giroir
	   and Webster L. Hubbell and signed by Hillary Rodham."

	First American was subsequently used by the CIA to manage
	and launder money for covert operations.  As noted in a
	U.S. Senate report:

	   "After the CIA knew that BCCI was as an institution a
	   fundamentally corrupt criminal enterprise, it continued
	   to use both BCCI and First American, BCCI's secretly
	   held U.S. subsidiary, for CIA operations. ...

	   "Kamal Adham, who was the CIA's principal liason for
	   the entire Middle East from the mid-1960s through 1979,
	   was the lead frontman for BCCI in its takeover of First
	   American, was an important nominee shareholder for BCCI,
	   and remains one of the key players in the entire BCCI
	   affair." (Senator John Kerry and Senator Hank Brown,
	   *The BCCI Affair: a Report to the Committee on Foreign
	   Relations, United States Senate*, GPO, December 1992.)

       The Arkansas connection to CIA covert operations and First
       American may help explain why "independent" counsel Robert
       Fiske failed to find much evidence of wrong-doing in his
       investigation into Whitewater.

       And perhaps it also helps explain why Charles O. Morgan does
       such sloppy research, for as we have seen, Web Hubbell
       represented his client Systematics Inc. five years prior to
       the "single instance in 1983" that Charles O. Morgan claims.
       Does Charles O. Morgan have a blind spot where intelligence
       activities are concerned?

       Surely he has thought about the issue, for in his April 5,
       1995, letter to Michael Geltner, Morgan sweepingly asserts:

	 "4.  None of ALLTEL's operations or subsidiaries has ever
	 had any connection in any capacity with the Central
	 Intelligence Agency, the National Security Agency, or any
	 other similar agency in the United States Government; ..."

      How can Charles O. Morgan possibly know this about his client,
      given that he *doesn't even know about that Systematics Inc.
      was a defendent in a lawsuit brought by Financial General
      Bankshares, or that Systematics was involved in a takeover
      attempt of FGB/First American even prior to BCCI's?*  The
      BCCI affair was hardly a minor political story.

      So what does Charles O. Morgan deny about Vincent Foster?

      James R. Norman, Senior Editor at *Forbes*, writes:

	 "Vince Foster a spy?  Actually, it is much worse than
	 that, if the CIA's suspicions are confirmed by the
	 ongoing foreign counterintelligence probe.  He would
	 have been an invaluable double agent with potential
	 access to not only high level political information,
	 but also to sensitive code, encryption and data
	 transmission secrets--the stuff by which modern war
	 is won or lost.  That is because for many years,
	 according to nine separate current and former U.S. law
	 enforcement or intelligence officials, Foster had been
	 a behind-the-scenes manager of a key support company
	 in one of the biggest, most secretive spy efforts on
	 record:  the silent surveillance of banking trans-
	 actions both here and abroad."  (James R. Norman,

			[to be continued]

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Regards, Jim Ray

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the will of the people." Jim Ray, Campaign '92
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Date:     Tue Aug 08, 1995  9:56 am  CST
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	  Allegations Regarding Vince Foster, the NSA, and
		 Banking Transactions Spying, Part V

			by J. Orlin Grabbe

	But before we continue with the litany of Charles O.
	Morgan's denials, it is time for intermission, for soda
	and popcorn, for stretching cramped legs.  The following
	screen fodder is a meditation, an illumination, and
	none of it is factual.


	This is *not* a story about who actually pulled the
	trigger on Vince Foster.  For in any case, Vince
	Foster is dead.

	This is *not* a story about any specific company, such
	as the allegations against Systematics, for if no
	such company existed, then the NSA would create one.
	Or several.

	It is *not* a story about money-laundering in Mena,
	Arkansas, because money-laundering doesn't alarm
	me. Anyone who has read my essay "The End of Ordinary
	Money" (currently in two parts) knows that I think the
	money-laundering laws are an odious intrusion into
	financial privacy, and should be abolished.

	It is *not* a story about Charles O. Morgan.  But the
	accuracy of Morgan's assertions is relevant to under-
	standing what has happened and is happening.  Even
	though Morgan is a fine lawyer and a man of impeccable
	character, his research mistakes could lead some to
	erroneously conclude that he is a fool or a paid liar.

	This is *not* a story about any particular foreign power:
	whether Russia, China, France, Germany, Israel, or the
	United Kingdom.  But any country that has shit on the
	carpet deserves to have its nose rubbed in the evidence.
	There are no privileged foreign powers.

	This is *not* an attack on the NSA monitoring of foreign
	missile and nuclear programs.  The acquistion of information
	for self-protection is a fundamental human right, and those
	who don't exercise this right often end up dead.  But I
	just want to know what the fuck NSA's doing in my
	checking account.

	This is *not* a story about Cap Weinberger, BUT HOW AND

	This *is* a story about the uses of propaganda, whereby
	appeals to "terrorism," "money-laundering," "child
	pornography," and other handy bugaboos are cited by
	the Overlords of the Surveillance State as an excuse
	to send jack-booted thugs to "protect us,"  to monitor
	our every action to make sure we toe the current
	political line, and to create vast financial data
	bases to ensure we get taxed to pay for all of the

	This *is* a story about hypocrisy, whereby the friends
	of Bill Clinton and George Bush may launder millions of
	dollars at will, but the hoi polloi are prosecuted for
	"structuring" two $7500 cash payments.

	It *is* a story about a corrupt and evil judiciary
	system that has filled 60 percent of prison space with
	minor drug offenders, with a resultant overcrowding causing
	early release of murders, rapists, and other violent
	criminals in order to make more room for marijuana

	It *is* a story about a "war on drugs" conducted to
	increase monopoly profit margins, to provide a cash
	flow for widespread political payoffs, and to
	provide continuing employment for psychotic law
	enforcement officials.

	This *is* a story about a political equation which says

	      "investigative body" = cover-up commission

	whereby one conducts a thorough investigation into
	the evidence or witnesses that have been left laying around,
	so that the evidence can be burned, and the witnesses
	silenced or killed.

	This *is* a story about the media participation in this
	process, whereby promoted stories are referred to as
	"well-researched and well documented" while suppressed
	stories are labelled "conspiracy theories."  In a recent
	extreme case, a major news organization elicited witnesses
	and video-taped them for "an expose on Mena," then later
	killed the story.  Meanwhile, copies of the video tapes were
	turned over to goons who subsequently killed some of the
	same witnesses.

	This *is* a horror story that made me toss and turn at
	night, until I recalled the words of my friend Jack Wheeler,
	who told me:  "We created a doctrine to do in the Soviet
	empire.  And it worked.  It's now time to do in the
	Washington empire."  And reflecting on these words, I fell
	peacefully asleep.  And I had a dream.


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	  Allegations Regarding Vince Foster, the NSA, and
		 Banking Transactions Spying, Part VI

			by J. Orlin Grabbe

	In February 1995, having heard some of the malicious
	rumors regarding Systematics (ALLTEL Information Services),
	I posted on the Internet a bibliography of news articles
	regarding Systematics, so that researchers could see for
	themselves that Systematics was just another hard-working
	software company that provided banking software.

	In that post I mentioned some of the rumors and

	   "Of course these allegations are FALSE.  However, for
	   those who may [be] interested in doing their own private
	   research on SYSTEMATICS, and verifying for themselves
	   the utter FALSEHOOD of these malicious lies, I have
	   compiled a brief bibliography on the company."

	But now the heavy-handed tactics of ALLTEL Information
	Services (formerly Systematics) have made me reconsider.
	Could it be that at least some of the rumors are true?

	Why did ALLTEL Information Services, based in Little
	Rock, Arkansas, hire a lawyer way over in San Francisco
	to threaten journalists who chose to investigate these
	rumors?  Charles O. Morgan claims that "Banking and
	financial institutions are clients of ALLTEL.  The
	irresponsible and false statements . . . have and will
	cause my client substantial damage."

	Well, I assert that I know much more about the banking
	environment than does Charles O. Morgan.  And I assert
	that what Charles O. Morgan claims is nonsense.

	The banking environment is a communication-based environ-
	ment, where rumors about companies spread quickly and die
	quickly.  Banking people are up to their necks in rumors.
	Given the environment, they have to take rumors with a grain
	of salt until they have hopped on the phone and spoken with
	six colleagues who can help them evaluate the purported facts.

	ALLTEL Information Services has nothing to fear from a
	bunch of pissant rumors that are false.  But if ALLTEL
	Information Services has nothing to fear, then WHY HAVE

	If ALLTEL Information Services were to choose to engage in

	Of course, such an archive probably doesn't exist.  But ALLTEL
	Information Services can't be too sure of this.

	As for myself, I personally could care less what it is that
	ALLTEL Information Services didn't do.  I just want them to
	stop not doing it.

	The Systematics bibliography is repeated below.  But so
	that researchers don't waste their time, I want to
	relay some helpful information provided by John Steuri.
	John Steuri is CEO of ALLTEL Information Services (formerly
	Systematics), and--unlike Charles O. Morgan way over in San
	Francisco--is right there in Little Rock, where he can keep
	an eye on what's going on.  In his memo to Jim Norman, dated
	March 16, 1995, titled "Systematics", Mr. Steuri makes the
	following statements:

	"1.  Hillary Clinton was never on ALLTEL's or Systematics
	Boards of Directors.

	"2. Beryl Anthony was never on ALLTEL's or Systematics'
	Boards of Directors.  Further, if Mr. Anthony was some-
	how related by marriage or otherwise to Mr. Vincent Foster,
	I was not aware of it.  As I told you, I never met Mr.
	Foster.  I was introduced to Mr. Anthony once on a trip
	to Washington, D.C. to meet with federal bank regulatory

	"3. Until your inquiry and meeting with Joe Ford and me on
	March 1, 1995, we had never heard of Boston Systematics
	and/or Systematics Ltd. and Systematics Technology in
	Israel.  We found them in public Dun and Bradstreet data-
	bases after you contacted us.  We don't know who they are
	or what they do or who they may associate with, and we don't
	know their principals who are listed in D&B or others whose
	names you've provided me.  Simply put, we have no present or
	past relationship with or any knowledge of these organi-

	"4.  We have no present or prior relationship whatsoever
	with any company called E-Systems.

	"5.  We do not do any 'private bank-to-bank transfers' of
	funds or operate or provide any software for wire transfers.
	Our clients do transfer normal debit/credit transactions via
	the Fed ACH system or via the other networks like SWIFT,
	etc., which I listed some of in my fax to you of March 8,

	"6.  If Webster Hubbell has called Systematics at least
	'twice' since being in Washington to obtain 'data on
	foreign companies', I am unaware of any such inquiries,
	and I have not learned of anyone here who is aware of or
	took any such calls.

	"7. If Vincent Foster had 'several Systematics documents in
	his files', we are totally unaware of any such documents.
	Very likely, if they in fact exist, they may somehow be
	related to one of the more than fifty (50) other companies
	who use the name 'Systematics' who have absolutely no
	relationship whatsoever to our Company.  I provided you with
	a list of these companies we found in public databases since
	you contacted us on March 1, 1995.

	"8.  I don't know anything about companies named Atlantic
	Research or Mitek?(sp).  We know of Computer Sciences as
	we have on occasion competed with them for bank out-
	sourcing projects.

	"9.  If Systematics is or was in line for any big (or
	small) healthcare contracts with the U.S. government as
	part of healthcare reform, we are totally unaware of it.
	We were never asked to participate in or provide input
	to any of the Clinton Administration's healthcare task
	forces, study groups, hearings, etc.  Your comments and
	questions on that front come as a total surprise to us.

	"10.  We do not request or use the U.S. government or any
	officials of same to solicit or assist us in obtaining
	favorable consideration of any domestic or foreign contracts
	for our banking software (or bank processing services in
	the U.S.).  If we are required by law to obtain approvals
	or export licenses to do business in certain countries, we
	will, of course, seek to obtain same from the appropriate
	federal agency.

	"11.  There is absolutely no correlation or connection
	whatsoever between any domestic or foreign business or
	contracts we've signed and the election of the current
	Administration in Washington or any prior Administrations."

	Thanks, Mr. Steuri, for the helpful information.

	I am a little confused about point #3, however.  Is this
	the same Boston Systematics which Jim Norman, Senior Editor
	at Forbes, alleges is "headed by former CIA officer Harry
	C. Wechsler, which controls two Israeli companies that also
	use the name Systematics" and from which "Inslaw claims it
	got two inquiries in 1987 from Wechsler's Israeli company
	seeking marketing data on PROMIS"?

	Is this the same Harry Wechsler, whose daughter is also a
	Senior Editor at Forbes?

	Well, this is all too confusing for me.  I think I'll
	take a break.  I think I'll take my Mellon Bank credit
	card and treat myself to a nice dinner.

			[to be continued]

	  *******Repeat of Systematics Bibliography**********

    SYSTEMATICS (composed of Systematics Financial Services
    Inc. and Systematics Information Services Inc. of Little Rock,
    Arkansas, as well as Systematics Telecommunications Services
    Inc.of Dallas, Pennsylvania), a private subsidiary of ALLTEL
    Corp. (1 Allied Dr., Little Rock, Arkansas 72202, phone

4001 N. Rodney Parham Rd.
Little Rock AR 72212-2496

    TELEPHONE: 501/220-5100
    SMSA: 4400; Little Rock-North Little Rock, AR

    DESCRIPTION OF BUSINESS: Services: Financial data processing and
    computer integrated systems design. Finance: Holding company.
    PRIMARY SIC: 7374_Data Processing Services
    SECONDARY SIC: 7373_Computer Integrated Systems Design
    SPECIAL FEATURE: Private subsidiary

    EMPLOYEES: 6100   SOURCE: DataSources
    FISCAL YEAR: 931231

    CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER: John E. Steuri; Chief Executive Officer,
    President, Chairman of the Board
    CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER: William A. Hubbard; Chief Financial Officer,
    HEAD OF MARKETING, SALES: Collins A. Andrews; Executive Vice
    President, Business Development
    HEAD OF MIS, SYSTEMS: Stephen A. Carns; President and Chief Operating
    PERSONNEL DIRECTOR: James R. Hillis; Vice President, Human Resources

Route 309 N., Bldg. DP-A
Dallas, PA 18612

    TELEPHONE:  717/674/5400

     DESCRIPTION OF BUSINESS:  Services:  Developer of prepacked telephone
      management software.
     PRIMARY SIC:  7372_Prepackaged Software

     PRESIDENT:  Drew P. Kelso


  Systematics: big name in facilities management.  by
      David O. Tyson il v153 American Banker
       Jan 6 '88 p1(3)

  Software profitable for facilities management
       giant; Systematics develops fourth-generation
       applications for financial institutions. (part 2) by
       David O. Tyson il v153 American Banker Jan 7 '88

Software vendor charges rival 'stole' customer (Florida
      Software Services Inc.'s suit against Home Bank in
      Signal Hill, California and Systematics Inc.) by
      David O. Tyson v153 American Banker March 2 '88

John Steuri of IBM will head Systematics Inc. by David
       O. Tyson v153 American Banker Aug 30 '88

Systematics develops loan system at measured pace.
       (Asset Management Systems) by David O. Tyson
       v153 American Banker Dec 21 '88 p7(1)


Systematics, Inc. by William Mehlman v14 The
       Insiders' Chronicle Jan 9 '89 p3(1)

Hanover converting back-office systems to IBM.
       (Manufacturers Hanover Trust Co.) (Hanover replaces
       NCR mainframes with retail banking software from
       Systematics Inc.) by David O. Tyson v154 American
       Banker Feb 9 '89 p2(1)

IBM veteran to succeed Smiley as chairman of Systematics.
       (Walter V. Smiley;  John E. Steuri) by David O.
       Tyson il v154 American Banker March 15 '89 p9(1)

Soft dollars. (computer software companies) by
       David Churbuck il v143 Forbes May 1 '89 p126(2)

Systematics eyes big Bank market; data processor views
       Hanover deal as springboard.  (Manufacturers
       Hanover Trust Co.) by David O. Tyson il v154
       American Banker, June 7 '89 p10(2)

Systematics sets up unit to support IBM AS/400
       minicomputer, by David O. Tyson, v154 American
       Banker Oct 11 '89 p7(1)

When it's time to go.  (Walter Smiley resigns as head of
       Systematics) by Michael Barrier il v77  Nation's
       Business  Nov '89 p74(3)

System  processes all jobs with IBM AS/400
       computer.  (Systematics Inc.)  v81 ABA Banking
       Journal Dec '89 p70(1)


System sharpens competitive edge; software architecture
       automates product creation. by Karen Gullo i1 v155
       American Banker April 26 '90 p3(1)

Systematics plans to acquire Horizon, its AS/400
       software. by Jeanne Iida v155 American Banker May 16
       '90 p3(1)

A winning idea . (Jack Stephens' Systematics Co.)
       (company profile) by Wythe Walker Jr. il v7 Arkansas
       Business June 4 '90 p22(2)

Systematics signs pact with Vboss. by Karen Gullo
       v155 American Banker July 3 '90 p3(1)

ISDN is convention center's key to efficiency.  (Dallas,
       TX convention center uses ISDN centrex service
       from Southwestern Bell) v27 Communications
       News Sept '90 p37(1)

Systematics Inc. to buy mortgage data processor.
       (Computer Dynamics Inc.) by Matt Barthel v155 American
       Banker Oct 30 '90 p3(1)

Upgraded system on the way for overseas military
       bases. (Systematics Inc.) by Matt Barthel v155
       American Banker Nov 13 '90 p3(1)

Systematics set to market bank statement software. by
       Matt Barthel v 155 American Banker Dec 13 '90

City National outsources data processing
       operation. by Matt Barthel v150 American Banker
       Dec 20 '90 p3(1)

Home Bank renews contract with Systematics. v155
       American Banker Dec 26 '90 p3(1)

C-Tec Corp. (to sell C-Tec Information Services
       Co., C-Tec Management Information Services Inc. to
       Systematics Inc.) (Brief) 1 col in. v140 The New York
       Times Dec 29 '90 p17(N) p31(L) col 1


Off-the-shelf software for Ahmanson. (Home Savings
       of America) by Matt Barthel v156 American Banker Jan
       22 '91 p3(1)

Systematics Inc. to operate First NH Banks' data
       center. (Technology/Operations News) by Karen Gullo
       v156 American Banker Feb 11 '91 p3(1)

An emerging giant; $1.6-billion Alltel and
       Systematics are positioned for corporate greatness:
       can they pull it off? (merger of Alltel Corp. and
       Systematics Inc.)(includes history of Systematics
       Inc.) (Cover Story) by Rex Nelson il v8 Arkansas
       Business April 8 '91 p18(4)

Systematics, LaserAccess in pact.  (Systematics Financial
       Services Inc., Laser Access Corp.) by Jean Iida v156
       American Banker May 23 '91 p3(1)

CalFed to farm out processing, joining trend by
       big institutions. (California Federal Bank
       F.S.B.)(Technology/Operations News) by Karen Gullo il
       v156 American Banker June 14 '91 p1(2)

Co-op of small N.Y. banks signs pact with
       Systematics. (Systematics Information Services
       Inc.)(Technology/Operations: A Weekly Feature) by Matt
       Barthel v156 American Banker Sept 11 '91 p3(1)

Systematics, home loan bank in pact. (Systematics
       Information Services Inc., Federal Home Loan Bank of
       San Francisco)(Technology/Operations) by Matt Barthel
       v156 American Banker August 16 '91 p3(1)

Giant thrift outsources. (California Federal Bank
       F.S.B.) (Operations Briefs) (Brief Article) v83 ABA
       Banking Journal August '91 p57(1)

Guaranty Federal renews processing pact; River
       Forest and First Busey also conclude outsourcing
       agreements. (Guaranty Federal Savings Bank, River
       Forest Bancorp Inc.)(First Busey
       Corp.)(Technology/Operations) by Karen Gullo v156
       American Banker August 26 '91 p3(1)

Country cousin. (Alltel Corp. enters telephone
       equipment manufacturing, long distance telephone
       services, information services, and cable television
       markets) by Gary Slutsker il v148 Forbes Sept 30 '91

EDS, Systematics, Fiserv thriving; earnings rise;
       IBM outsourcing unit leads in volume.
       (Technology/Operations: A Weekly Feature) by Matt
       Barthel il v156 American Banker Nov 6 '91 p3(1)

Decatur signs Systematics for processing. (Decatur
       Federal Savings and Loan, Systematics Financial
       Services Inc.)(Technology/Operations: A Weekly
       Feature) (Brief Article) by Matt Barthel v156 American
       Banker Dec 4 '91 p3(1)

CPI sold because Merill Lynch wanted out (Computer Power Inc.
	Merilly Lynch Capital Partners) by Jane Hirsch v7 Jacksonville
	Business Journal Dec 13 '91 p3(1)

IBM veteran Stephen Carns finds a slot at Systematics.
       (People in the News) by Matt Barthel v 156
       American Banker Dec 31 '91 p2(1)


Systematics strengthens consolidation trend.
       (Systematics Information Services acquires Computer
       Power Inc.) il v102 United States Banker Jan '92

CalFed trims Systematics contract;  regulators objected
       to capital outlays required.  (California Federal Bank
       Systematics Financial Services) by Matt Barthel
       v157 American Banker Feb 7 '92 p3(1)

CalFed, victim of weakness. (US Office of Thrift
       Supervision forbids CalFed Inc. to enter any long-
       term, big-ticket arrangements) il v102 United States
       Banker March '92 p70(1)

Outsourcing just a fad?  Not at Republic.  (use of outside
       sources, Republic National Bank of New York) by
       John M. Scopaz v157 American Banker March 17
       '92 p4(2)

Anchor, Systematics sign processing pact. (Anchor
       Savings Bank F.S.B.; Systematics Information Services
       Inc.) (Technology/Operations) by Matthew Barthel v157
       American Banker April 10 '92 p3(1)

Anchor Bank outsources IS (to Systematics Information
       Services) by Nell Margolis v26 Computerworld
      April 13 '92  p4(1)

Systematics buys equity stake in Treasury Services Corp.
       (Systematics Information Services Inc.) by Matt Barthel
       v157 American Banker April 29 '92 p3(i)

Image-based item processing:  a cost-efficient approach.  by
       Stephen A Carns v177 The Bankers Magazine
       May-June '94 p34(4)

Systematics buys processing unit (from Federal Home Loan
	Bank of New York) by Matt Barthel v157 American
	Banker May 22 '92 p3(1)

Integra renews data-center pact with Systematics for 5 to
       10 years.  (Integra Financial Corp.; Systematics
	Financial Services Inc.) by Jeanne Iida v157 American
	Banker June 4 '92 p3(1)

Systematics Information Services Inc.  (The Datamation 100)
       Company profile by Elizabeth Lindholm v38 Datamation
       June 15 '92 p138(1)

Federal lender sells item processing business.
       (Federal Home Loan Bank of New York sells business to
       Systematics) (Brief Article) v84 ABA Banking Journal
       July '92 p71(1)

Integra merger helps Systematics. (Integra
       Financial Corp.; Systematics Information Services
       Inc.; banking industry) by Barton Crockett v157
       American Banker August 7 '92 p3(1)

NationalsBank hires Systematics for retail consolidation
       effort.  by Matt Barthel il v157 American Banker
       August 31 '92 p1(2)

Banc One taps EDS for Texas processing.  by Jeanne
       Iida il v157 American Banker Oct 8 '92 p1(2)

Manufacturers Bank in Systematics deal.  v157 American
       Banker Oct 19 '92 p26A(1)

Retail banking megadeal. (NationsBank Corp. signs
       contract with Systematics Information Services Inc.)
       (Brief Article) v84 ABA Banking Journal Nov '92 p70(1)

City National selling unit to Systematics. (City
       National Bank, Systematics Information Services Inc.)
       by Jeanne Iida v157 American Banker Dec 18 '92 p1(2)

Citicorp shifting to Systematics: software deal is
       part of overhaul seeking big cost cuts. (Brief
       Article) by Jeanne Iida v157 American Banker Dec 22
       '92 p3(1)


NationsBank unit hires Systematics.  (NationsBank Military
       Banking Div.) v158 American Banker Jan 4 '93 p18A(1)

Vermont National in license pact.  (Vermont National Bank,
       Systematics Financial Services Inc.)  v158 American
       Banker Jan 4 '93 p18A(1)

CNB outsourcing with Systematics.  (CNB Bancshares Inc.)
       v158 American Banker Jan 19 '93 p15A(1)

Citicorp Data System to use Systematics.  v158 American
       Banker Jan 19 '93 p14A(1)

Liberty sees integration of systems as key to survival.  (Liberty
	Bancorp of Oklahoma City) by Brian Hellauer il v158
	American Banker Jan 19 '93 p3A(1)

Systematics software for First Union.  v158 American Banker
       Feb 1 '93 p17A(1)

Maryland Bank signs with Systematics (First National Bank
       of Maryland) v158 American Banker Feb 1 '93 p16A(1)

CVB to drop service deal and do its own processing.  (CVB
	Financial Corp) by Barton Crockett v158 American Banker
	Feb 8 '93 p3(1)

Systematics wins Amcore contract.  (Amcore Financial)
       v158 American Banker Feb 16 '93 p19A(1)

Systematics inks licensing pact.  (Horizon software license)
       v158 American Banker March 1 '93 p15A(1)

Systematics signs licensing pacts.  (Management Strategies)
       v158 American Banker March 29 '93 p MS15A(1)

Systematics' Steuri is highest-paid executive.  by Dave
       Smith il  v10 Arkansas Business April 5 '93 p18(1)

Systematics signs Oxford First Corp. v158 American
       Banker April 12 '93 p15A(1)

Systematics inks two pacts in Va.  (Navy Federal Credit
	Union, People's National Bank)  v158 American
	Banker  April 12 '93 p14A(1)

Major Thai bank taps Systematics.  (Drung Thai Bank Ltd.)
       v158 American Banker April 12 '93 p14A(1)

Malaysian bank taps Systematics (Bank of Commerce Berhad)
       v158 American Banker April 26 '93 p13A(1)

Sytematics to use deposited-check imaging; installation
       at firm's N.J. center would be the first by an outsourcer.
       (Systematics Financial Servicess Inc., Unisys Corp.) by
       Barton Crockett v158 American Banker May 19 '93

Systematics Information Services Inc. (One of 100
       company profiles of North American companies in the
       Datamation 100 special issue) (Company Profile) by
       Elizabeth Lindholm il v39 Datamation June 15 '93

Republic signs up with Systematics for check
       processing. (Republic National Bank of New York;
       Systematics Information Services)
       (Technology/Operations News) by Jeanne Iida v158
       American Banker August 6 '93 p16(1)

CoreStates turns to Systematics.  (Corestates Financial
       Corp., Systematics Financial Services Inc.) by
      Matt Barthel v158 American Banker August 13 '93
      p 17(1)

Systematics inks two agreements.  v158 American Banker
       August 30 '93 p16A(1)

Systematics sees opportunity beyond bank outsourcing.  by
       Hellauer il v158 American Banker Sept 3 '93 p16(2)

Two's a trickle, three's a trend? (bank check
       processing contracts) v103 United States Banker Sept
       '93 p64(1)

Systematics gets Republic contract (Republic National Bank
       of New York) v158 American Banker Oct 12 '93 p14A(1)

Systematics signs a Russian bank.  (Systematics Financial
       Services Inc.; Novorosiysk Industrial Commercial
       Ecobank)  v 158 American Banker Oct 25 '93 p 17A(1)

Systematics signs bank in Trinidad (Royal Bank of Trinidad and
       Tobago) v158 American Banker Oct 25 '93 p15A(1)

Systematics signs a Canadian bank v158 American Banker
       Nov 8 '93 p13A(1)

Horizon available at L.A. data center (financial processing
       software) v 158 American Banker Dec 6 '93 p19A(1)

Systematics signs bank in Singapore (United Overseas Bank)
       v158 American Banker Dec 6 '93 p20A(1)

Systematics signs bank in Pakistan (Soneri Bank Ltd.) v158
       American Banker Dec 6 '93 p19A(1)

Systematics inks a bank in Macao (Banco National Ultramarino SA)
       v158 American Banker Dec 6 '93 p19A(1)


B.M.J. converted to item imaging.  (BMJ Financial Corp converts
       check processing to system from Systematics) v159
       American Banker Jan 3 '94 p16A(1)

Systematics mentioned in Hogan Systems Inc.--Company
       Report by J. H. Adams  The Principal/Eppler, Guerin
	& Turner Jan 13 '94 15 pages.

Arkansas's Security Bank signs with Systematics (Systematics
	Financial Services' Horizon software is leased) v159
	American Banker Jan 31 '94 p12A(1)

Systematics gets Hibernia contract as bank drops IBM by
	Matt Barthel v159 American Banker Jan 14 '94 p16(1)

Systematics wins Glenfed data contract (Glendale Federal
	Bank) by Karen Gullo v159 American Banker Feb
	11'94 p16(1)

Systematics loan software for First Alabama.
       (Systematics Information Services Inc.; First Alabama
       Bancshares) (Brief Article) by Jeffrey Zack v159
       American Banker Feb 23 '94 p16(1)

Systematics signs Union of Manila (Systematics Financial
	Services Inc., Union Bank of Manila) v 159 American
	Banker Feb 28 '94 p16A(1)

1st Alabama adds Systematics tools. (First Alabama
       Bancshares, Systematics Information Services Inc.)
       (Brief Article) by Valerie Block v159 American Banker
       March 14 '94 p7A(1)

Hibernia signs with Systematics.  (Hibernia National Bank)
	 by Valerie Block v159 American Banker March 14 '94
	 p. 6A(1)

First Pacific renews processing pact with
       Systematics. (First Pacific National Bank; Systematics
       Information Services Inc.; data processing contract)
       (Brief Article) by Jeffrey Zack v159 American Banker
       March 15 '94 p15(1)

Systematics has check imaging for small banks.  (Systematics
       Financial Services Inc.) by Karen Gullo v159 American
       Banker March 24 '94   p16(1)

Arkansas Systems inks in-state bank.  (Pine Bluff National Bank
	contracts with Systematics Financial Services Inc., includes
	info on First Pacific National Bank contract renewal) v159
	American Banker March 28 '94 pA11(1)

Miami's Consolidated Bank signs pact with
       Systematics for data processing. (Systematics
       Information Services) (Brief Article) by Daniel
       Strachman il v159 American Banker April 7 '94 p16(1)

Citi Australia switching vendors of profit software (Citibank
	Australia contracts with Treasury Services Corp and
	Systematics Financial Services Inc.) by Daniel Strachman
	v159 American Banker April 20 '94 p18(1)

IBM, Systematics in deal with major Russian bank (Systematics
	Financial Services Inc.,  Savings Bank of the Russian
	Federation) by Brian Tracey v159 American Banker
	April 25 '94 p15(1)

Consolidated of Miami joins Systematics fold (Consolidated Bank
	of Miami signs outsourcing contract with Systematic
	Financial Services Inc) v159 American Banker May 9 '94

Systematics signs 3 community banks.  (SFS, Guaranty Bank and Trust
	Co., Denver Colorado, Family Bank, Hallandale, Florida, Sabine
	State Bank and Trust Co.) by Daniel Strachman v159 American
	Banker May 12 '94 p18(1)

Financial data processor get set to set up in L.A. (Systematics
       Financial Services Inc.) by Liz Mullen v16 Los Angeles
       Business Journal May 16 '94 p11(1)

IBM, Systematics ink Moscow Bank (computer software for
	Savings Bank of the Russian Federation) v159 American
	Banker June 6 '94 p14A(2)

Systematics signs a Louisiana Bank.  (Systematics Financial
       Services Inc. will license software and services to
       Central Bank) (Management Strategies) v159
       American Banker June 6 '94 p14A(1)

Systematics in software pacts with Chemical and
       Citibank. (Systematics Information Services, Chemical
       Bank, Citibank Singapore) (Brief Article) by Deidre
       Sullivan v159 American Banker June 3 '94 p16(1)

Russian bankers visit Systematics, LR; Alltel
       subsidiary to revamp antiquated Moscow bank.
       (Systematics Information Services Inc.; Moscow Savings
       Bank) by Kris Hunter il v11 Arkansas Business June 27
       '94 p20(1)

Systematics to manage mortgage firm's data (outsourcing
	contract with National HOme Mortgage Corp. of San
	Diego, CA) v159 American Banker, July 1 '94 p17(1)

Systematics signs 3 long-term deals (software systems for
	banks) v159 American Banker July 5 '94 p16A(1)

Barclays to install Systematics loan software.  (Barclays Bank
       PLC, Systematics Financial Services Inc.) by Deidre
       Sullivan v159 American Banker July 11 '94 p16(1)

Keycorp enlists Systematics for back-office conversions
	by Karen Epper v159 American Banker July 27 '94 p7(1)

Systematics wins Barclays contract (Barclays Bank PLC) v159
	American Banker August 1 '94 p16A(1)

Systematics wins renewels from three foreign banks by Deidre
	Sullivan v159 American Bank August 3 '94 p16A(1)

Bank IV to use Systematics' International software.  (Bank IV
       Kansas) (Brief article) v 159 American Banker August
       22 '94 p15(1)

Systematics signs 3 foreign banks v159 American Banker
	August 29 '94 p16A(1)

Systematics to handle Naitonal Home Mortgage's processing
	v159 American Banker August 29 '94 p15A(1)

Borel of California in Systematics fold. v159 American Banker
	Sept 12 '94 p16A(1)

Illinois bank sold on outsourcing, but not
       outsourcer. (Heritage Financial Services) by Jeffrey
       Zack il v159 American Banker Sept 22 '94 p15(1)

Systematics renews pact with 16 banks.  by Deidre Sullivan
	v159 American Banker Oct 28 '94 p19(1)

Systematics buys medical data firm. (Systematics
       Information Services Inc. acquires Medical Data
       Technology) by Karen Epper il v159 American Banker Nov
       4 '94 p27(1)

Systematics renews deals with California, Oregon banks v159
	American Banker Dec 5 '94 p16A(1)

Consolidation of industry takes toll on
       Systematics. (Systematics Information Services Inc.)
       by Brian Tracey v159 American Banker Dec 19 '94 p1(2)

Dime, Anchor pick Systematics for merged core
       deposit system. (Dime Bancorp Inc. to use software
       from Systematics Information Services Inc.) (Brief
       Article) by Matt Barthel v159 American Banker Dec 27
       '94 p15(1)


Bellsouth Cellular Corp. (BSCC) chooses Systematics
      (Systematics Telecommunications Corp.)
       as Technology Partner for Billing System Efforts.
       PR Newswire Jan 11 '95

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	  Allegations Regarding Vince Foster, the NSA, and
		Banking Transactions Spying, Part VII

			by J. Orlin Grabbe

	It has come time to talk of Vince Foster and virtual

	1.  One type of virtual reality immersion takes place every
	evening with respect to network news.  One sits in a familiar
	chair, and watches familiar faces on familiar channels telling
	soothing or alarming things about other parts of the world--other
	realities--of which the viewer has no experience, all of it
	demonstrated by reality-simulating sound bites and video clips.

	The virtual reality construction is good if the story sounds
	plausible.  That is, after all, the job of a TV reporter:
	to tell a plausible story and to entertain our eyes by looking
	good while telling it.

	The pulp magazine reporter, on the other hand, must tell
	a plausible story and keep it lurid enough to grab our
	imagination.  Take the allegedly important question of "child
	porn on the Internet," recently paraded forth by *Time*
	magazine.  To the computer-impaired, pedophilia might serve
	as a plausible explanation why anyone would sit for hours in
	front of a computer screen. Never mind that the neighborhood
	Internet-user says differently: you can't take the word of a
	pedophile can you?

	The Internet-user, on the other hand, may believe that rock
	videos are a more reliable guide to reality than *Time*
	magazine.  And even if he were actually interested in porn,
	he might find life easier by going to the local video store
	where a single video tape could store as much graphical infor-
	mation as could be stored on 2000 digital compact disks.

	2.  Another type of virtual reality is found in the banking
	world.  Money is data stored in a computer.  This money
	is "transferred" place to place by changing the ownership
	labels associated with the data.  Once the computer receives
	the proper transfer authorization codes, the money can be
	"launched" from one bank to another, from one account to
	another.  All that is necessary is that one properly
	emulate the reality that is important to the bank computer.

	If you include all the right digital indicators that make it
	plausible to the computer that you are the authorized transfer
	person for, say, the account owned by C. Jefferson, the computer
	will believe you. It won't care about non-virtual reality--what
	C. Jefferson looks like, or what her tastes in clothes are--
	nor will the computer have metaphysical doubts to cause it to
	hesitate in its actions before sending the money on its way.
	"You" are nothing more than a preselected set of codes.

	In the version of Jim Norman's article *Fostergate* published in
	*Media Bypass* (August 1995), it is stated:

	"For months, a small cadre of CIA computer hackers known as the
	Fifth Column, armed with a Cray supercomputer, had been monitoring
	Foster's Swiss account. . . . Foster was just one of the first
	of scores of high level U.S. political figures to thus have their
	secret Swiss accounts looted of illicit funds . . . . Over the
	past two years . . . more than $2 billion has been swept out of
	offshore bank accounts belonging to figures connected to the
	U.S. government with nary a peep from the victims or their

	Where did the money in the accounts come from?  Jim Norman doesn't
	say.  I assert that some of this loot is defense and arms dealing
	payola; some of it is drug dealing profits or payola; and some of
	it is payola from the floating fortune left by a forgotten oil man--
	whose money moves from bank to bank in a merry-go-round to keep
	its location hidden from the potential heirs.

	And some of the loot was paid in an attempt to allow one nation

	3.  Missile launches take place in a virtual reality.  Given
	the proper launch code, the missile will attempt to go to its
	programmed destination without further theological debate.

	A country possessing the launch codes and also targeting infor-
	mation for *another* country's nuclear missiles could become a
	virtual nuclear power. (The targeting information would be as
	important as the launch codes.  For before you launched a missile,
	you would first want to know where it is going. After all, it
	could be aimed at you.)  Getting your nuclear arms this ways would
	have obvious economic advantages: someone else would foot the
	military bill.

	Jim Norman states in *Fostergate*:

	"According to a heavily-redacted New Mexico FBI counter-
	intelligence report, Maxwell was apparently allowed to sell
	two copies of PROMIS back to the U.S. weapons labs at
	Sandia and Los Alamos, for what Inslaw claims was a hugely
	inflated price of $87 million.  That would have allowed
	Pollard, if he was using the rigged program, to obtain U.S.
	missile targeting data long before Israel had its own
	satellite capability, thus making it a real nuclear threat
	to the Soviet Union."

	Well, yes, it could make Israel a real threat to the Soviet
	Union.  But not from Israel's own puny missile program.
	Rather, Israel could be a threat to the Soviet Union because it
	would be able to launch our (U.S.) missiles at the Soviet Union.

	Being a virtual nuclear power would mean not having to say you
	are sorry.  If a U.S. missile were launched at Russia, the defense
	system of Russia would, in its virtual view of the world, see the
	missile as coming from the U.S.  It would launch a retaliatory
	strike against the U.S., because in its reality only the U.S. could
	be responsible.  It wouldn't be programmed to recognize "Missile
	from U.S. not U.S.-intended action."

	Being a virtual nuclear power means you could *blackmail people
	in both directions*: you could blackmail the targeted city or area.
	More importantly, you could blackmail the U.S. If the U.S. doesn't
	go along with your demands, why, you could involve it in a nuclear
	war in which you would be a spectator, not a participant.  The
	U.S. would know it has more to lose than you do, so it would give
	in to your demands.

	Vince Foster's NSA connections wouldn't give him access to such
	launch codes and targeting data. Not even with the help of Jonathan
	Pollard. It would take the cooperation of a small circle of
	friends--friends with Defense and Intelligence connections.
	People with access. People with authority.

	Would any of the U.S.'s own Defense Department or Intelligence
	personnel in the 1980s or the 1990s, people other than Jonathan
	Pollard, have been involved in such a transfer of information to
	a foreign power--whether to Israel or to anyone else?

	Surely not anyone connected to the account numbers KPFBMMBODB
	or KPFBMMBODE held at the Union Bank of Switzerland?  Please,
	say it ain't so.

	For if they were, the U.S. may now be facing its greatest
	National Security threat since the Cuban Missile Crisis.  And
	that's why everyone has an interest in covering up the various
	threads connected to the death of Vince Foster.  Some are scurrying
	around, hoping no one will realize how bad things are before
	the mess can be cleaned up.  Others are scurrying around, just
	covering their asses.  It's showdown time, with no space for
	killing all the remaining witnesses or burying all the remaining
	evidence.  It's showdown time, and the money people thought they
	had for ammo is missing from their Swiss accounts.

	The levels of disinformation have already been prepared.  The
	first level says Vince Foster was just a political flack who
	committed suicide.  The next one says, yeah, he was into some
	nasty stuff like money laundering, but had no intelligence
	connections.  The next one beyond that allows him to work for
	the NSA, but not for long or in a very important position.
	The next one allows Foster to sell some nuclear secrets to
	Israel, but that was just to accelerate their own nuclear program,
	as a bulwark against the Soviet Union. And anyway, Foster acted
	alone.  And so on, spin control all the way.  Foster, being
	dead, will have nothing to say about his many potential roles.

	But underneath all this the Powers That Be have begun to
	comprehend that some of their own have threatened their very
	survival.  And the Powers That Be are going to clean house with
	a vengeance.

			[To be continued]

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	   Allegations Regarding Vince Foster, the NSA, and
		Banking Transactions Spying, Part VIII

		      by J. Orlin Grabbe
	Did our former Secretary of Defense Caspar Weinberger,
like Vince Foster, have a Swiss Bank account?  Does he still?
Is his name on account number KPFBMMBODE at the Union Bank
of Switzerland?  Was that why Caspar Weinberger, Publisher Emeritus
at *Forbes*, became so gung-ho to get Jim Norman's article
*Fostergate* killed?
	What is the relationship between Caspar Weinberger and Vince

	What does Ron Perelman, an equity owner of *Forbes* and Revlon,
have to say about all this?  (Is there lipstick all over the Pentagon?)

	Don't get me wrong.  I think the Swiss banking system is the
finest in the world, and we should ALL have Swiss banking accounts. We
should ALL have the right to hide our assets from prying eyes.  Just as
long, of course, as those assets were fairly earned--and they don't
represent payola from public defense projects.  Or proceeds from the
sale of *bona fide* national security secrets.  Or payola to keep the
knowledge of such sales secret.

	Were Caspar Weinberger's Swiss assets simply savings from his
paycheck and profits from his investments?

	Are U.S. nuclear secrets for open sale on the world market
from one of our alleged "allies"?
	Bobby Ray Inman graduated from the Naval War College in 1972,
became Assistant Chief of Staff for Intelligence of the Pacific Fleet
in 1973, Director of Naval Intelligence in 1974, Vice Director of the
Defense Intelligence Agency in 1976, Director of the National Security
Agency in 1977, and Deputy Director of Central Intelligence under Ronald
Reagan in 1981.  He left that post in March 1982.  In December 1993 he
was nominated by Bill Clinton to be Secretary of Defense.
("Bibliography of Bobby Ray Inman," Office of the Press Secretary,
The White House, December 16, 1993.)

	"After Admiral Inman's announcement that he would not serve
as Clinton's Defense Secretary, the Hebrew press devoted a fair amount
of space to the implications of that affair for Israel. . . . Most
important among these writings were the articles by Amir Oren
(*Davar*, January 28) and Yoav Karni, published the same day in the
newly founded weekly *Shishi*. . . . Oren's article in particular
stressed the incompatibility between Inman's past policy
recommendations  and Israeli political aims, especially in regard
to nuclear developments. Both authors, who usually are mildly
critical of Israel's policies but never of its nuclear build-up,
were emphatic in their hostility toward Inman. Furthermore, Oren
discussed in depth Pollard and Israeli espionage in the U.S. as
having something to do with Israeli objections to Inman as a
person and to his policy recommendations." (Israel Shahak,
"Involvement of the pro-Israel lobby in the Inman affair,"
Report No. 133, February 11, 1994.)

	Shahak goes on to note that:  "When Yoel Markus (*Haartez*,
December 31, 1993) spoke of the recent 'courtship' of Israel
by various states, he concluded that 'this courtship has nothing
to do with the peace process . . . When the U.S. is being ruled
by an administration as favorably disposed to Israel as the present
one, conviction spreads in every state that the only way to America's
purse leads via Israel.' "

	A chief objection to Inman was he might implement U.S.
inspections of the Israeli nuclear production process at Dimona:

	"Oren mentions a number of reasons why Israel loathed and
feared Inman.  But as the main of those reasons Oren projects the
Israeli expectation that, if appointed the U.S. Defense Secretary,
Inman would be able to put into effect independent American
inspections of Israeli nuclear armaments and their production
process in Dimona.  It needs to be recalled that by virtue of a
secret agreement with the U.S. reached during the first year of
John F. Kennedy's term of office as president, the U.S. to this
day receives only such information about Israeli nuclear power
as Israel is pleased to convey.  After the Bay of Pigs fiasco
Kennedy needed the support of the 'Jewish lobby'.  In order to
get it, he okayed this curious agreement." (Israel Shahak)

	Shahak cites evidence that much of Israel nuclear capability
had been acquired through espionage directed against the U.S. (The
following reference to "Critical Mass" is to a book called *Critical
Mass* by William E. Burrows and Robert Windrem.)

	"*Yediot Ahronot*'s correspondents Tzadok Yehezkeli and Danny
Sadeh (January 30), write in their review of the book "Critical
Mass" . . . that 'Israel solicits money from wealthy Jews from all over
the world for financing its nuclear weaponry programs. This fundraising
drive is directed by a committee comprised of 30 Jewish millionaires'.
 . . . .

	"[Tzadok Yehezkeli and Danny Sadeh] write that 'Israel is ever ready
to launch its nuclear missiles on some 60 to 80 targets. Those targets
include the sites in the Gulf, the capitals of all Arab states, some nuclear
bases on the territory of the former USSR and some sites in Pakistan'.
(I am convinced this is accurate.) It means that Israel must very much
want to obtain the U.S. satellite information about the entire targeted
area, a not so negligible part of the earth's surface. The existence of a
so formidable nuclear power in Israel's hands can not be convincingly
attributed to its own Research and Development efforts nor even to its
role as a tool of American policies. On the contrary, a nuclear power of
that magnitude must be presumed to run counter to U.S. imperial interests.
The only plausible explanation is that Israel has acquired its nuclear
power with at least some help of its 'Jewish friends' in the U.S.
Yehezkeli's and Sadeh's information about 'the nuclear bases on the
territory of the former USSR' fits well with what Geoffrey Aronson,
relying on State Department sources, reveals about the Pollard affair
("The Christian Science Monitor", January 27). He writes that according
to 'unanimous response' from these sources, what Pollard has been always
said to have betrayed, were 'this country's most important secrets',
namely the 'information relating to U.S. targeting of Soviet nuclear and
military installations and the capabilities and defenses of these sites'.
This seems to accord with Israel's global aspirations based on its nuclear
power. Aronson also quotes his sources to the effect that much of
intelligence passed on by Pollard 'was unusable to the Israelis except as
bargaining chips and leverage against the United States and other countries'
interests'.  In view of this fact Aronson conjectures that Pollard's
intelligence was used by Israel for deals with Moscow consisting of
'trading nuclear secrets for Soviet Jews'."  (Israel Shahak)
	Shahak goes on to quote Oren with respect to Jonathan
Pollard:  ". . . 'a Navy Intelligence employee, Jonathan Pollard,
was caught red-handed while passing on to Israel precisely this kind
of information which Inman had decided to withhold from Israel. . . .
And interpreted likewise as coincidental were the links connecting
Rafi Eitan, then the chief of the 'Office for Scientific Contacts'
(LEKEM), who employed Pollard, with the [Israeli] Defense minister,
Ariel Sharon, who had appointed Eitan and who rushed to Washington
in order to complain against Inman and his orders.'.... Eitan ran
Pollard with the explicit approval of four Defense ministers and
Prime Ministers, concretely Arens, Rabin, Shamir and Peres.'"

	Rafi Eitan's reward for the Pollard affair?  "After helping
sell Iraqi oil all over the world, he now oversees the Israeli trade
with Cuba" (Shahak).

	Let me ask again: Are U.S. nuclear secrets for open sale on the
world market from one of our alleged "allies"?

	Are U.S. nuclear secrets for open sale by the Defense Department
personnel who allegedly guard them?

	Why did Mike McCurry, Press Secretary on the White House, spent time trying
to convince Sarah McClendon, veteran White House journalist, that Jim Norman
is a

	If Jim Norman is a liar or a fruit cake, why did an editor at *Insight*
receive a visit from the Pentagon? Why was Jim Norman's in-progress
interview with Jack Christie on the USA Radio Network today (July 23, 1995)
interrupted for reasons
of "national security"?  If lying is a national security problem, what is
Bill Clinton doing
in the White House?

	Why is it that the sale of *bona fide* national security secrets is
tolerated, even rewarded with lucrative payments to Swiss accounts, while
journalistic reports about THE LOOTING AND SALE OF U.S. NUCLEAR SECRETS are
quashed as "national security"?  Is
 the Pentagon run by lunatics and thieves?

	"We have put our faith in the bomb, and it is the bomb which
will answer our prayers."--Henry Miller, *The Time of the Assassins*

		    [To be continued]

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   Allegations Regarding Vince Foster, the NSA, and
	 Banking Transaction Spying, Part IX

		  by J. Orlin Grabbe

July 23, 1995

Gregory Wierzynski
Assistant Staff Director
U.S. House of Representatives
Committee on Banking and Financial Services
2129 Rayburn Building
Washington, D.C. 20515

Dear Mr. Wierzynski:

Thank you for email letter, a copy of which is attached.

I am not sure why you think my quoting selections from Mr. Jim Norman
necessarily implies endorsement or acceptance of them on my part.  I have,
of course, quoted many, many selections from Mr. Norman, so perhaps you
could be more specific with respect to the ones you are concerned about.

Perhaps I could be of assistance to your inquiries among the spooks, if
only you could describe to me which points you have investigated, and how
you have investigated them. I certainly wouldn't want to promote anything
that, as you say, "flied in the face of facts."

On the other hand, I am greatly concerned about the use by Alltel
Information Services (formerly Systematics) of a libel attorney,
Charles O. Morgan, in an attempt to intimidate journalists and destroy
the First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution.

And I am also gravely concerned about the possible leak of U.S. codes
and nuclear secrets to a foreign power, which is an issue of *real*
national security concern to the U.S.  (Of course you and I both know
that "national security" is often used to hide the truth about sell-outs
of national security from the American people, by clamping a lid on
the discussion or reporting of things that are common knowledge among
U.S. military and security agencies, and even common knowledge to the
general public of the foreign power to which these secrets have been

Before reading my email, and your letter, I sent you a copy of "Part VIII:
Allegations Regarding Vince Foster, the NSA, and Banking Transactions
Spying".  There you will see from the quotes that the theft of U.S.
nuclear secrets by Israel is openly discussed in Israeli newspapers, so
I am sure that this is not one of the "off-the-wall" issues to which
you are referring.  (With respect to that issue, I suggest that you do
some investigation in Tel Aviv.)

With respect to money laundering I am not concerned,  for reasons I have
indicated in my essay "The End of Ordinary of Money",  Parts I and II,
a copy of which I previously provided the Committee.  The money-laundering
laws ought to be abolished, but in the meantime I do find the selective
enforcement of these laws troubling.

With respect to "Chuck in Kentucky", I know more than one Chuck in Kentucky,
so perhaps you could be more specific which Chuck you refer to.  What stories
did he tell you, and how is it that they didn't pan out?

Since you have already spoken to both Jim and Chuck, I am taking the liberty
of sending a copy of this letter (and your letter) to Jim Norman, and to one
possible Chuck you may be referring to, so that perhaps they can explain to
me their failing to satisfy you as to the accuracy of their information.

Now, Mr. Wierzynski, I would like to bring up an issue about your Committee's
behavior that is troubling me.  I am sure that there is an innocent
explanation that I am missing. You will recall the meeting that I had with
you and Mr. Stephen Ganis, the Counsel to the Committee, at the Four Seasons
in Georgetown on Monday, June 12, 1995.  Two days previously I had been
playing volleyball in the Mall with Dana Rohrbacher and Jack Wheeler and some
others, and I had pulled most of the muscles in my right ankle.  So I
asked everyone I was meeting to come over to the hotel, and you and Mr. Ganis
graciously consented.  We met in the Four Seasons lounge, where I was the
only person not wearing shoes.

You told me that, more than money laundering in Mena, Arkansas, you were
interested as to whether there were any documents connecting Vince Foster
to Systematics, or whether I knew the name of any Systematics programmers
that may have worked to modify the PROMIS software to spy on banking
transactions.  I told you I couldn't recall seeing any such documents, and
that I had come across the name of one programmer, but I had subsequently
forgotten it.  It was a pleasant meeting, so to be helpful I gave you a
copy of Jim Norman's *Fostergate* that had been spiked from *Forbes*.
"Why would Steve Forbes kill the article?" you asked.  I said I didn't
know, but that--since you appeared to know Steve Forbes--you should call
him yourself.

Now, much to my surprise, I find that the following happened:  Just as
*Media Bypass* was about to run Jim Norman's article *Fostergate*, they
received a letter from Charles O. Morgan, indicating grave consequences
if they were so foolish as to print the article. Mr. Morgan claimed to know
what was in the article, because, he said, he had received a copy from Mr.
Stephen Ganis of your Committee!

I am bothered by the fact that while you alleged to me you were investigating
Systematics that at the same time you are passing along information to
Systematics.  I am sure there is an innocent explanation.  But consider this:
what if I had given you Foster-related documents and the names of Systematics
programmers?  Would these have been passed along to Mr. Morgan also?  As you
know, a number of people connected to this whole business have died violent
deaths in Arkansas.  (Of course, I understand some of them had already been
paid off to keep their mouths shut, and didn't, and so--under any standard of
morality--deserved what they got.)

Well, things are never what they appear, so perhaps you can clear things up
for me. Please pass along my concern to Mr. Ganis, and tell him I will be
glad to sit down with him and have a drink, or share a line, and have a frank
discussion about this issue. (I have nothing against the use of any drug, if
used in moderation, and in the appropriate context.)


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Orlin --

We're reading your stuff with interest. Thank you for including me in your
list of recipients; I pass the material on to my boss and my colleagues on
the Committee.

I am somewhat surprised, however, that you accept the Norman piece without
raising any questions about its sources. We've talked to Jim and tried to
check out the sources he thought he could share with us. We have also done
a fair amount of investigating on our own using the resources available to
us--by which I mean officials inquiries to the spooks. So far we draw a
complete blank. Worse, the preponderance of the evidence suggests that
Jim's piece is pretty much off-the-wall. Worse still, it appears to fly in
the face not just of facts, but simple logic as well.

I haven't, by any means, given up on this subject, but pursuing a trail
grown cold is difficult to justify when you're paid by the taxpayer.

Do you have suggestions on how we could verify some of the elements in the
Norman story? I've talked to Chuck in Kentucky and am still in touch with
him. But his stories have not panned out, even partially. I would be most
interested in your ideas.

Best regards.

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	 Allegations Regarding Vince Foster, the NSA, and
	       Banking Transactions Spying, Part X

		     by J. Orlin Grabbe

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* I received a call from Mr. Stephen Ganis, counsel to the House      *
* Committee on Banking and Financial Services, who assures me that    *
* he did NOT provide Jim Norman's article to Mr. Charles O. Morgan,   *
* attorney for Alltel Information Services, but rather called Mr.     *
* Morgan *after* the *Media Bypass* article had appeared, to get      *
* Morgan's side of things.  Mr. Morgan was apparently not aware       *
* that the article had been published, and that was the only          *
* information he received from Mr. Ganis.  Mr. Ganis assures me       *
* that his group is NOT passing any information to Alltel, but is     *
* in fact carefully keeping all sources and information confidential. *

       What do nuclear weapons, money laundering, covert operations,
money management, clandestine payments of payola and kickbacks, and the
systematic monitoring of bank loans and bank wire transfers have in common?

       The answer begins with BCCI: the Bank of Credit and Commerce
International. BCCI connects the Israeli bomb to the Pakistani bomb to
suppliers of banking software like Systematics, and to a very dead money
launderer named Vince Foster.

       Don't misunderstand the latter statement: I believe we should all
have the right to "launder" money. The money-laundering laws are a
frightening, Big-Brotherly intrusion into financial privacy (see J. Orlin
Grabbe, "The End of Ordinary Money, Part II: Money Laundering, Electronic
Cash, and Cryptological Anonymity").

       But why is there one standard of legislated "morality" that applies,
standard that applies to everyone else?

       In 1972 Pakistani banks were nationalized by President Bhutto. One
of these banks was United Bank, whose president was Agha Hasan Abedi.
Abedi subsequently joined with Sheik Zayad, ruler of Abu Dhabi and patron
of the PLO, to found BCCI.  To prevent nationalization, BCCI was chartered
in Luxembourg.  In 1975 it split into two entities, one remaining in
Luxembourg and the other established in the Cayman Islands.  The Cayman
Islands part became a "bank within a bank."  While the legal registration
was in Luxembourg and the Cayman Islands, the actual operational head-
quarters was moved to London.

       In 1976 John Heimann, New York superintendent of banking, turned down
BCCI's attempt to buy Chelsea National Bank in New York.  (Shareholders in
the bank included former Mayor Robert Wagner and the Finley, Kumble law
firm.)  The actual purchase attempt was made by one of the Gokal brothers
of shipping fame, Abbas Gokal, using a loan from his sister.  Banking
experience was to be provided by BCCI, but Heimann refused to approve the
purchase, despite several meetings with Abedi.  Abedi realized that BCCI
would not be able to enter the U.S. market under its own name.
	Abedi's attention was then brought to bear on Financial General, a
Washington D.C.-based bank with headquarters a block from the White House.
The bank had been acquired in April 1977 by an investor group lead by
William Middendorf II, who was Secretary of the Navy under Nixon and Ford.
One member of the investor group was Jackson Stephens.  Stephens then send
salemen from his Little Rock firm *Systematics* to talk to Middendorf
about providing banking software for Financial General, but they were firmly
rejected.  Stephens decided to wrest control of the bank from Middendorf.
       Jackson Stephens is a billionaire from Little Rock who owns the
controlling interest in Worthen National Bank as well as in Stephens Inc.,
one of the largest privately owned investment banks outside Wall Street.
In November 1977, he introduced BCCI-founder Abedi to Bert Lance, Carter's
Director of the Office of Management and Budget, whom Stephens had met
through Jimmy Carter, his old roommate from Naval Academy days. (Lance and
Stephens, two Southern Baptists, had hit it off.)  Lance also knew the
people at Financial General, for it was Financial General that had sold
to Lance controlling interest in the National Bank of Georgia in 1975.

       Abedi in turn introduced Lance to Stanford-and-Harvard-(and Colorado
School of Mines)-educated Ghaith Pharaon.  Pharaon proceeded to acquire the
stock of Bert Lance's National Bank of Georgia, a deal consummated on January
5, 1978, a day after Lance's $3.4 million loan from the First National Bank
of Chicago was repaid by BCCI London.  Pharaon was apparently acting on
behalf of Abedi in the acquisition, at least in part.
       By then Lance had left the Carter administration, and he and Jackson
Stephens joined together to help BCCI take over Financial General.  A
Financial General lawsuit filed on February 17 named "Bert Lance, Bank of
Credit & Commerce International, Agha Hasan Abedi, Eugene J. Metzger,
Jackson Stephens, Stephens Inc., Systematics Inc. and John Does numbers 1
through 25." Systematics was represented by C.J. Giroir, Webster Hubbell,
and Hillary Rodham Clinton of the Rose Law Firm of Little Rock:

	"The suit was ultimately settled, but intriguingly, briefs for
	Systematics, a Stephens property, were submitted by a trio of
	lawyers including C.J. Giroir and Webster L. Hubbell and signed
	by Hillary Rodham" ("Who is Jack Ryan?" *The Wall Street Journal*,
	August 1, 1994).

       This BCCI-Lance-Stephens-Systematics-Hubbell-Clinton connection will
continue to reappear in our story.
	Edwin McAmis, an attorney for Financial General, deposed Lance in
connection with the stockholder civil suit, and turned up a mysterious loan:

	"The loan could have been for as much as $3.4 million . . . and
	came from London's Bank of Credit & Commerce International, on
	whose behalf Lance had approached Financial General with a bid
	for control. . . . Lance said he used it last January to pay off
	his celebrated $3.4 million loan from the First National Bank of
	Chicago . . . The latest loan, he said was arranged by Agha Hassan
	Abedi, an energetic Pakistani who heads B.C.C.I.
	"Collateral?  None.
	"Documents?  Well, no, though Lance's lawyer, Robert Altman,
	says some are being drawn up now."
	(quoted from "Another 'Loan' for Lance," *Time*, April 3, 1978.)
       Bert Lance had approached Financial General on behalf of BCCI London
with a bid for control of the bank. Lance was also was responsible for
introducing BCCI founder Abedi to Jimmy Carter, and for bringing Clark
Clifford in on the take-over attempt. Ghaith Pharaon was another investor
in the deal.

       Also involved in the successful BCCI takeover were Clark Clifford
(the former Defense Secretary under Johnson and lawyer for BCCI), Robert
Altman (attorney for Bert Lance and Clifford's partner), and Kamal Adham
(the former head of Saudi Arabian intelligence who was King Faisal's most
trusted advisor, and whose half-sister Iffat was King Faisal's favorite
wife).  Kamal Adham and Ghaith Pharaon had built the Hyatt hotel in Riyad,
and Adham had originally introduced Pharaon to Abedi.

	Adham and Pharaon (along with Faisal al-Fulaij and Abdullah Darwaish)
owned KIFCO, the Kuwaiti International Finance Company (James Ring Adams &
Douglas Frantz, *A Full Service Bank: How BCCI Stole Billions Around the
World*, Pocket Books, 1992, p. 52).
       In a lawsuit filed March 18, 1978, the Securities and Exchange
Commission charged Lance with violations of federal security laws, and
BCCI's application to purchase Financial General Bankshares was denied.
Abedi then formed a new takeover vehicle, Credit and Commerce American
Holdings (CCAH), based in the Netherlands Antilles.  The largest investor
in CCAH was Kamal Adham, who put up $13 million of his own money  On October
19, 1978, CCAH filed for approval with the Federal Reserve to purchase
Financial General.  This application was dismissed on February 16, 1979,
due to opposition from Financial General's Maryland subsidiary, but a new
application was submitted later.

	The Federal Reserve finally approved the purchase in on April 19,
1982, and BCCI renamed the bank "First American" three months later. Clark
Clifford was made chairman and Robert Altman president.  The head of Bank
Supervision at the Federal Reserve when BCCI's purchase was approved was
Jack Ryan, who later became head of the Resolution Trust Corporation, in
which role he denied Rep. Leach's requests for documents related to Madison
Guaranty, the Whitewater thrift.

       What was the point of BCCI's takeover of First American?
" 'They wanted an important stake across the street from the White House,'
says one Washington banking executive, adding, 'Some people might think it
is important to know about the outstanding loans and balances of Government
officials'" (*Time*).
       Abedi used his new-found connections to Jimmy Carter to publicize
BCCI to heads of state around the world.  Abedi made his personal 727 jet
available to Carter, and accompanied the former President to Thailand,
Tibet, Hong Kong, and the Soviet Union, among other places.  Carter
introduced Abedi to many heads of state, from Den Xiaoping in China to
James Callahan in the U.K.  Abedi donated a half million dollars to
establish the Carter presidential library, and a public policy institute
at Emory university.
       In the meantime BCCI founder Abedi was committed to the development
of an *Islamic atomic bomb*, even donating 500 million rupees for the
creation of Pakistan's Gulam Ishaq Research Institute for nuclear

       BCCI was in some sense seen by Abedi as the financial competitor to
the "committee of 30" that worked on behalf of Israel. (According to Israeli
correspondents Tzadok Yehezkeli and Danny Sadeh: "Israel solicits money
from wealthy Jews from all over the world for financing its nuclear
weaponry programs.  This fundraising drive is directed by a committee
comprised of 30 Jewish millionaires" [review of book *Critical Mass* in
*Yediot Ahronot*, January 30, 1994].)
       But while BCCI founder Abedi had intended BCCI to finance the
development of a Pakistani nuclear bomb, this effort was compromised at
the start by the presence of Kamal Adham, who through CCAH was the
controlling power behind First American, and who had asked Clark Clifford
to head up the bank. For Adham was both a CIA and a Mossad asset. Adham,
in addition to being Faisal's most trusted advisor and the former head of
Saudi intelligence, had attended CIA training school with the head of the

	"Kamal Adham, who was the CIA's principal liason for the
	entire Middle East from the mid-1960's through 1979, was
	the lead frontman for BCCI in its takeover of First American,
	was an important nominee shareholder in BCCI, and remains one
	of the key players in the entire BCCI affair" (Senator John
	Kerry and Senator Hank Brown, *The BCCI Affair: a Report to
	the Committee on Foreign Relations, United States Senate*,
	December 1992).

	Perhaps that is why Pakistani's efforts to develop their own
nuclear bomb met with repeated compromises, such as the following:

	"In 1983 a Dutch court convicted Dr. Abdul Qader Khan, head
	of Pakistan's nuclear program, on charges of stealing the
	blueprints for a uranium enrichment factory. . . . Kahn's
	lawyer was paid by BCCI.

	"In 1984, three Pakistani nationals were indicted in Houston
	for attempting to buy and ship to Pakistan, high-speed
	switches designed to trigger nuclear weapons.  The trio
	offered to pay in gold supplied by BCCI.

	"In 1987 two Americans, Rita and Arnold Mandel, together with
	Hong Kong businessman Leung Yu Hung, were indicted by the
	U.S. Attorney in Sacramento, California, on charges of illegal
	importations of $1 billion worth of oscilloscopes and computer
	equipment for Pakistan's nuclear program. . . . BCCI facilitated
	[some of the shipments]"
	"In 1987 in Philadelphia, Ashad Pervez, a Pakistani-born
	Canadian, was indicted for conspiring to export restricted
	specialty steel and metal used to enhance nuclear explosions.
	...  He . . . paid high prices with money delivered to the
	Toronto BCCI branch from BCCI London" (Rachel Ehrenfeld,
	*Evil Money*, HarperCollins, 1992).

	BCCI became a important conduit for CIA intelligence, and also
a ready target for the tenacles of the NSA.  When Norman Bailey at the
National Security Council urged NSA to "follow the money" as part of the
"wars" on terrorism and drugs, the NSA had BCCI as one obvious banking
target.  The CIA was there also to assist in the monitoring of BCCI-related
money flows of other intelligence and criminal enterprises. For BCCI had
become a giant laundry machine, and the CIA made use of BCCI for their own
covert money transfers.

	One example involves Manuel Noriega, who was recruited by the
U.S. Defense Intelligence Agency in 1959, who went on the CIA payroll in
1967, and who became head of Panamanian military intelligence in 1968,
where he was in a strategic position to supply both information and drugs
to the United States, and later on arms to the contras in an operation
based in Panama, Mexico, and Mena, Arkansas.  CIA money was paid to
Noriega through the Panamanian branch of BCCI.  The CIA and U.S. Army
only acknowledge paying Noreiga $322,226 between 1955 and 1986 (*The
New York Times*, January 19, 1991).  Be that as it may, Noriega
deposited $33 million in his account (under the name of the Panamanian
Defense Forces) at the Panamanian branch of BCCI. The head of this branch
was the son of a former director of intelligence in Pakistan.

	The CIA also used BCCI branches in Pakistan to launder payments
to the Afghan rebels, and Pakistani officials used the same bank to
launder heroin profits.  The finance minister of Pakistan, Sarti Asis,
confirms that the bank did launder CIA contributions to the Afghan
rebels, but claims it was "not even handling 1 percent of total drug
money" (*Financial Times*, July 25, 1991).

	The amount the CIA recalls paying Noriega is too small.  Noriega
had much earlier gotten into trouble with the State Department because of
his drug dealing.  But this changed when his support was needed in
the negotiations for a new Panama Canal Treaty.

	"By 1976, Noriega was fully forgiven.  CIA Director George
	Bush arranged to pay Noriega $110,000 a year for his services,
	put the Panamanian up as a houseguest of his deputy CIA
	director, and helped to prevent an embarrassing prosecution
	of several American soldiers who had delivered highly
	classified U.S. intelligence secrets to Noriega's men.
	. . .

	"If Carter needed friends in Panama to smooth the way for
	a canal treaty, Reagan (who strongly opposed that treaty)
	needed them to support the Contra cause. . . . CIA payments
	to Noriega resumed when Reagan took office in 1981, starting
	at $185,000 a year.  At their peak, in 1985, Noriega
	collected $200,000 from the Agency.  The CIA deposited the
	money in Noriega's account at the Bank of Credit and Commerce
	International, two of whose units later pleaded guilty to
	laundering drug money.  CIA Director William Casey frequently
	met with Noriega alone in Washington" (Peter Dale Scott and
	Jonathan Marshall, *Cocaine Politics:  Drugs, Armies, and the
	CIA in Central America*, University of California Press, 1991).

	That Noriega was necessarily used as an NSA asset also follows from
the fact that Panama served as the listening post to much of South America.

	The Bush-Noriega-BCCI-Mena connection continued.  Barry Seal, who
flew money, drugs, and arms out of Mena, Arkansas, acquired his job through
George Bush.  After Seal was indicted in Ft.Lauderdale, Florida, in 1983 for
a shipment of 200,000 Quaaludes, he tried in vain to make a deal with the
DEA.  He found a more sympathetic audience in the Vice President:
". . . in March 1984, while out of jail on an appeal bond, 'Seal flew his
Lear jet to Washington and telephones Vice President Bush's office'; and he
spoke on the street to staff members of the vice president's South Florida
Task Force" (Scott and Marshall).

	How did Jackson Stephens react to all this activity in his back
yard?  Well, among other things, Stephens and his Worthen National Bank
invested in Harken Energy, a Texas company in which George Bush, Jr., was
a board member.  "The money Stephens invested came through the Swiss BCCI
subsidiary" (Rachel Ehrenfeld).

	What about Bill Clinton, Governor of Arkansas?  Ex-CIA agent
Cord Meyer has privately confided to a friend of mine (to whom Meyer has
no reason to lie) that he recruited Clinton through the London station
while Clinton was a student in England.  This Clinton was hardly ignorant
of CIA activity or devoid of CIA contact.

	In 1987 First American bought the National Bank of Georgia, formerly
acquired from Bert Lance by Pharaon. Another BCCI-First American connection
was Robert Gray, a First American director, and head of the Washington
office of the public relations firm Hill & Knowlton.  Gray represented
BCCI and did favors for Caspar Weinberger, among others.

	"In October 1988, three days after the Bank of Credit and
	Commerce International (BCCI) was indicted by a federal
	grand jury for conspiring with the Medellin Cartel to
	launder $32,000,000 in illicit drug profits, the bank hired
	H&K [Hill and Knowlton] to manage the scandal.  Robert Gray
	also served on the board of directors of First American
	Bank, the Washington D.C. bank run by Clark Clifford (now
	facing federal charges) and owned by BCCI.  Gray was close
	to, and helped in various ways, top Reagan officials.  When
	Secretary of Defense Caspar Weinberger's son needed a job,
	Gray hired him for $2,000 a month"  ("Hill & Knowlton,
	Robert Gray, and the CIA," by Johan Carlisle, *Covert Action
	Quarterly*, #44, Spring 1993).

	It was also Hill & Knowlton, you will recall, who later brought us
the staged melodrama in the House Human Rights Caucus.  The production
starred the tearful "Nayirah"--in fact daugher of the Kuwaiti Ambassador to
the U.S. She told of Iraqi soldiers taking babies out of incubators and
leaving them on the cold floor to die. (Someone later alleged that her
follow-up story about Iraqi soldiers roasting Belgian babies, using bayonets
as spits, had to be dropped when it was discovered that there were in fact
no Belgians in the Middle East.) George Bush was to repeat this concocted
story a dozen times in the next few days, in the process of whipping up war
fever against his old business associate, Saddam Hussein.

	BCCI was closed down by the Bank of England, acting in conjunction
with others, on July 5, 1991. When BCCI closed, many of its money-management,
money-laundering, and monetary-intelligence duties were transferred to
FinCEN, a newly created unit of the U.S. Treasury.

	The Mena connections to Clinton and Bush have now, through Jackson
Stephens, been extended to Robert Dole.  Jackson Stephens (along with Tyson)
has recently thrown his support behind the Dole campaign.  In this regard it
is perhaps useful to note that:

	"On November 27, 1987, an Arkansas State Police detective
	received a call from a reporter for information about an
	investigation into an aircraft maintenance firm named Rich
	Mountain Aviation. Located at a small airport in the little
	town of Mena, which stands virtually alone in the far west
	of Arkansas near the Oklahoma border, Rich Mountain was at
	the center of secret operations including cocaine smuggling
	in the name of national security. The reporter was seeking
	confirmation that the drug network operating out of Rich
	Mountain was part of Lt. Colonel Oliver North's network.
	He believed this group was smuggling cocaine into the US
	through Mena and using the profits to support the Contras
	as well as themselves.

	"Arkansas State Police Detective Russell Welch  . . . was
	called by an Arkansas sheriff six weeks later who related
	that he had information indicating that US Senator Robert
	Dole was concerned about the Rich Mountain investigation.
	In particular, the sheriff's informant stated that Dole was
	worried that the investigation might in some way harm
	George Bush" (Alan A Block, "Drugs, Law, and the State,"
	Hong Kong University Press, 1992).

	By contrast to Pakistan's ultimately inept attempt at nuclear
weapon construction, Israel's nuclear warfare system had thrived.  Parts
of this system included the national military command center, the Bor,
located beneath Tel Aviv; the subterranean strategic air command post on
the edge of the Negev at Nevatim Air Base; the nuclear fuel reactor at
Dimona; the nuclear weapons laboratories at Nahal Soreq; the missile test
range at Yavne; the underground factory at Be'er Yaakov where the
Jericho long-range missiles are manufactured; the nuclear weapons
design lab (Division 20) and missile design development lab (Division
48) and weapons assembly plant at Rafael; the nuclear weapons bunkers in
the Negev at Tel Nof Air Base; and the Jericho missiles in bunkers west
of Zekharyeh in the Judean hills.

	"By marrying atomic bombs first to long-range aircraft in the
Black Squadrons and ultimately to intercontinental ballistic missiles,
Israel become the first Third World country to post a strategic threat to
a superpower.  That development was not lost on the Kremlin.  Following
the test in September 1989 of an advanced Jericho-2 ballistic missile,
whose range covered the oil fields at Baku and could possibly reach the
port of Odessa as well, a Soviet Foreign Ministry spokesman said that
'Israel is known to possess a technological basis necessary for the creation
of nuclear weapons.  The availability of delivery systems makes Israel
a source of danger, far exceeding the boundaries of the Middle East
region'" (William E. Burrows and Robert Windrem, *Critical Mass*, Simon
& Schuster, 1994).
	Where did the money to pay for all this come from?  In the beginning
it was a simple matter of collecting donations. "In 1960, a Committee of
Thirty (Jewish millionaires) was asked to quietly raise funds for the nuclear
weapons project.  It collected $40 million for the construction of the
reactor and the adjoining, fabulously expensive, underground plutonium
separation plant at Dimona" (Burrows and Windrem).

	But life did not stay this simple.  For example, the BCCI-Bush-
Noriega-Mena connection to drug smuggling was matched by an similar Israeli
connection to arms and drug dealing and money laundering. Anything went in
the holy crusade to built the bomb and the associated missile delivery
systems.  Just as the pension funds controlled by Robert Maxwell were
looted to pay for Mossad operations in Europe (Victor Ostrovsky,
*The Other Side of Deception*, HarperCollins, 1994, p. 203), so were
American S&Ls in effect looted (or burdened with debt) by the financial
machinations of the "Committee of Thirty" to help generate the vast
funds needed to maintain and expand Israel's defense industry.  Some of
these funds found their way into offshore accounts held by U.S. politicians
and defense personnel as bribes, kickbacks, "campaign" contributions,
and payment for stolen secrets.
	That, for example, Noreiga was a Mossad, as well as CIA, asset
follows from the fact his closest confidant and advisor was Michael Harari,
formerly number three man in the Mossad, who specialized in assassination.
Harari had fouled-up a case and had the wrong man killed, and was transferred
to Mexico where he became station chief for Latin America.  After allegedly
retiring, Harari went to Panama as a security advisor to Noreiga, where
he trained UESAT, Noriega's elite personnal bodyguards.  During the U.S.
invasion of Panama, the U.S. helped Harari escape back to Israel.
	On the Central and Latin American money-laundering side, Scott
and Marshall relate, in a long footnote:

	"One of the most intriguing reports of an Israeli-Colombian
	drug connection was the story in *Hadashot* that the Cali
	cartel 'employs Israelis, especially in transferring funds
	from drug sales in the U.S. to the bank accounts of the heads
	of the cartel in Colombia and Panama.  They are also assisted
	by banking services in Israel' (September 1, 1989).  The
	newspaper alleged that the Cali cartel is run by Colombian
	Jews; actually, they are only involved in its money-laundering
	operations.  Jews who emigrated from Europe in the 1930s
	established banking and money-channels exploited by the drug
	entrepreneurs in the 1970s and 1980s (interview with a federal
	agent, November 15, 1989).  One of the chief Cali money
	launderers was Isaac Kattan, a drug associate of both Alberto
	Sicilia-Falcon and Juan Ramon Matta Ballesteros (Mills,
	*Underground Empire*, 168; Kerry report, 286-88).  Kattan
	boasted that he invested his millions in Israel bonds
	(*Newsweek*, July 20, 1981).  Kattan had connections to
	Nicaraguans through the cocaine-trafficking Espinosa brothers
	(*New York Times*, February 28, 1981) and the Popular Bank
	and Trust, owned by a prominent Nicaraguan exile and used as
	a conduit for Contra and State Department humanitarian funds
	(*Miami Herald*, June 14, 1987; *Village Voice*, July 1, 1986).
	In 1988, federal authorities broke up a nationwide money-
	laundering ring serving the Cali cartel.  It was run by two
	Israelis who won the cooperation of a network of Hassidic
	Jews and a former Israeli Air Force captain by claiming
	they were moving the money on behalf of Mossad to finance
	'anti-Communist guerrillas in Central America,' presumably
	the Contras. (Ibid; *Kol Ha'ir*, April 14, 1989; *Northern
	California Jewish Bulletin*, January 13, 1989; United Press
	International, March 17, 1989.)
	Nuclear weapons.  Money laundering.  This juxtaposition leads
us back to BCCI and a body in Virginia.  The death of investigative reporter
Danny Casolaro was, like that of Vince Foster, alleged to be "suicide" in
the face of all contrary evidence.  Three days before his murder at the
hands of hut-dwelling wackos, Casolaro showed a friend some checks drawn
on BCCI:

	"Ben Mason [an old friend] arrived at Casolaro's about
	3:30 P.M. 'I was really hungry and anxious to go get
	something to eat,' he recalled, 'but he was taking his
	time, as usual. He took me downstairs, pulled out a box,
	and showed me some pages. Five separate pages, spread
	them out on the floor. The first had something to do
	with some arms deals. I remember the name Khashoggi.
	It was about Iran-Contra.'

	"The second and third pages were photocopies of checks,
	made out for $1 million and $4 million; they were
	photocopies of checks drawn on BCCI . . . accounts
	held by Adnon Khashoggi, the international arms merchant
	and factotum for the House of Saud, and by Manucher
	Ghorbanifar, the arms dealer and Iran-Contra middleman."
	(James Ridgeway and Doug Vaughan, "The Last Days of Danny
	Casolaro, *The Village Voice*, October 15, 1991).

			[To be continued]

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	   Allegations Regarding Vince Foster, the NSA, and
		 Banking Transactions Spying, Part XI

			by J. Orlin Grabbe

	While Agha Hassan Abedi carried on a crusade to develop a Pakistani
nuclear capability through the tentacles of his global bank--the Bank of
Credit and Commerce International (BCCI)--BCCI itself played a key role in
U.S. intelligence gathering.  It did so by providing financial services to
arms dealers and associated terrorists.  Financial information about who
was paying whom, presented a fairly clear picture about what was taking
place in the purchase and movement of armaments and strategic technology.

	If, for example, a check was drawn on the Sitico account at BCCI
Luxembourg and deposited in, say, Raytheon's account at Bank XYZ in Dallas,
then this information could be combined with the knowledge that Sitico was
an Iraqi front company, and an analyst might conclude that Iraq was purchas-
ing spare parts for the HAWK.  Of course, few (if any) financial transactions
would be this straight forward, so considerable effort would be needed to
trace the flow of money.  (This was especially true considering that some of
BCCI's accounts were kept in longhand and written in Urdu.)

	But, looking forward, the loss of BCCI did considerable damage to
the process of intelligence collection for:

	"The greatest concern of U.S. decisionmakers in upcoming years
	is likely to be restricting the spread of advanced military
	technologies--particularly nuclear, chemical, biological, and
	ballistic missile technologies--and preventing the use of such
	technologies as have been acquired.  These tasks will require
	monitoring the pursuit and application of those technologies by
	a number of countries--including Israel, India, Pakistan, Iran,
	Iraq, and North Korea.  In addition to monitoring within-country
	activities, attention will have to be directed toward the licit
	and illicit international supply of various components of those
	technologies" (Jeffrey T. Richelson, *The U.S. Intelligence
	Community*, 3rd edition, Westview Press, 1995).

	Moreover, the vast amounts of banking and financial data being sucked
in and stored for analysis by the NSA mandated a separate facility to analyze
and process the data.  The volume of financial data was already taxing NSA
resources.  (NSA's data processing capacity has been recently expanded
through installation of the world's third fastest supercomputering center
[according to rating criteria that may, or may not, be valid].  The center
is located at E-Systems of Dallas, Texas, a company that was purchased in
April 1995 by Raytheon for $2.3 billion.)

	These concerns, and others, lead to the creation of FinCEN, located
in Vienna, Virginia.  Because FinCEN was established as a unit of the U.S.
Treasury, NSA's COMINT and ELINT could be  combined with domestic sources of
information, including information from the Federal Reserve and the
Treasury's own data bases, which included various types of financial, tax,
and customs information.  It also meant the merger of foreign and domestic
intelligence.  As one cypherpunk has noted, national borders are just speed
bumps on the information superhighway.
	A November 1993 GAO report on FinCEN lists 84 positions (out of
207 staff members)  referred to as "intelligence analysts", most of whom
come from the NSA. "FinCEN, planned as a hunter of tax-evaders, has become
a hunter of economic and financial secrets at home and abroad" (J. Michael
Springmann, "FinCEN--American Financial Intelligence Service,"
*Unclassified*, No. 33, Summer 1995.)

	"And, it is clear from the March 29, 1995 draft of Clinton's
	executive order on access to classified information, that
	FinCEN's brief has been expanded.  It will, in the future,
	conduct security clearance investigations for all government
	employees and contractors with access to classified infor-
	mation, in the process examining their bank statements, credit
	histories, and foreign travel records" (Springmann).

	FinCEN now issues all regulations under the Banking Secrecy Act,
the basis of all U.S. money laundering legislation.

	Section 5313 of the Banking Secrecy Act (BSA) requires a Currency
Transaction Report (CTR) of  cash deposits or transactions of $10,000 and
above, which is IRS Form 4789, and a Currency Transaction Report by Casinos
(CTRC), which is IRS Form 8362.  Section 5316 of BSA also requires a Currency
or Monetary Instrument Report (CMIR) for transport of $10,000 or more of
currency in or out of the U.S.  This is Customs Form 4790.  Section 5314(a)
of BSA requires reporting of foreign bank or financial accounts whose value
exceeds $10,000 at any time during the preceding year.  This is called a
Foreign Bank Account Report (FBAR) and is Treasury form TDR 90-22-1.
Section 60501 of  the IRS Code requires the reporting of business
transactions involving more than $10,000 cash. These are reported on IRS
Form 8300.

	These and other forms are entered into the Treasury Financial Date
Base (TFDB) and become available on-line in the Treasury Enforcement
Communications System, TECS II.  The TFDB data are processed through the
FinCEN Artificial Intelligence (AI) System, which is trained to identify
suspicious transaction patterns.

	FinCEN's AI system has now been joined by thousands of
bio-intelligence (BI) systems also programmed to detect suspicious activity.
In 1992 Treasury (now operating through FinCEN) was given authority to issue
regulations on "suspicious transactions" reporting (Title 31, USC Sec.
5318(g)).  Under this regulation, your banker (a BI system) is required to
report any suspicious behavior on your part.  (So don't even think of
looking cross-eyed at him or her.)

	Private companies are also jumping onto the AI bandwagon to build
products to analyze banking transactions:

	". . . UK software company InterAcess Risk Management
	has unveiled Syfact, a software package designed to analyse
	the relationships between apparently unrelated accounts and
	spot potential irregularities between them.

	"The package can run through an entire bank's account
	holders, allowing compliance officers to build a diagram
	of laundering patterns of fraudulent activity, which,
	InterAccess says, would normally take months to construct.

	"The system logs suspicious transactions for investigation
	against other events, either within the bank's own systems
	or in collaboration with other organisations.  It also is
	designed to be used by criminal intelligence agencies for
	the same purpose" ("Technology to aid and curb crime,"
	*Money Laundering Bulletin*, July 1995).

	FinCEN's director, Stanley Morris, has targeted Internet
banking and "cyberlaundering" as one of his top priorities.

	"The term 'cyberspace' may send chills down the spines of many,
	but money launderers are probably not among them.  It is likely
	they delight in the murky potential it provides for plying
	their trade beyond the scrutiny of the government agents who
	pursue them. . . .

	"Stanley Morris, director of the Treasury Department's Financial
	Crimes Enforcement Network, has targeted cyberspace banking
	as one of FinCEN's highest priorities. . . .

	"All [cyberspace banks] operate in an environment where identities
	are often concealed, national borders do not exist and transactions
	are instantaneous and potentially untraceable. . . .

	"Cyberspace banking will attract money launderers because of
	its potential to aid them in the three classical areas of money
	laundering [placement, layering, and integration]....

	"If cyberbanking permits person-to-person cash-like transfers,
	with no involvement of cash, existing U.S. currency reporting
	regulations technically will not apply." (" 'Cyberlaundering' poses
	threat to controls," *Money Laundering Alert*, April 1995.)

So now money launderers join child pornographers, terrorists, conspiracy
theorists, and hacker-crackers in the government litany of alleged Internet
evils. To some extent, the apparent concern may be duplicitous.  *For the
NSA is heavily involved in several of the enterprises that are rushing to
become "cyberspace" banks.*  The NSA was late getting into the financial
services game, but it is now attempting to seize the initiative in the area
of its comparative advantage:  information technology.

	And in another respect, FinCEN's brief  to catch money launderers
is certainly duplicitous.  For who is better posed to run an undetected
money laundering operation than the FinCEN money laundering cops?

	The integration of human, communications, and electronic intelligence
(HUMINT, COMINT, and ELINT) in FinCEN-type environments required the
construction of a common data base standard so that information could easily
be transferred between different agencies and different applications.  The
standard that was decided on was originally implemented at the Justice
Department in a software system for federal prosecutors to keep track of the
vast amounts of data involved in a legal case.  This was the PROMIS system
partly developed and enhanced through a contract between the Justice
Department and a Washington-D.C.-based firm called Inslaw.

	This data standard, embodied in the PROMIS software, was implemented
at the Justice Department, the NSA, the CIA, and the NSC.  PROMIS was also
sold to the Federal Emergency Management Agency to keep track of individuals
(in a data base called MAINCORE) who were to be rounded up and incarcerated
in the event of certain types of "national emergencies".  It is also at the
heart of FinCEN's data collation efforts.

	The PROMIS software--whether equipped with a Trojan horse and sold
to foreign intelligence organization, or similarly modified to spy on banking
transactions--provides the key to a scandal that links the covert collection
of data on individuals, money laundering in Arkansas and elsewhere, defense
payola around the nation, and nuclear espionage at the White House, to the
deaths of Danny Casolaro and Vince Foster.


	1.  John Steuri, Chairman and CEO of Alltel Information Services
	(formerly Systematics), says in a memo to Jim Norman, "We have
	no present or prior relationship whatsoever with any company
	called E-Systems."  Is he willing to swear to this under oath?
	2.  If Caspar Weinberger's name is allegedly on account number
	KPFBMMBODE at the Union Bank of Switzerland , then what six names
	are allegedly on account number KPFBMMBODB at the same bank? Is the
	name of a U.S. senator in any way linked to this second account

	3.  Who was the president of Panama whose brother wrote a paper
	"Panama as an International Banking Center" at the Wharton School
	of the University of Pennsylvania under my supervision?

	4.   What major U.S. bank is in danger of losing the entirety of
	its equity base because of money laundering and RICO violations?

	5.  What top Federal Reserve official is also involved in money

	6.  What secret government communication division is located in
	Manassas, Virginia?  Why was one of their employees named Standorf
	found beaten to death in his car at National Airport?  Was it
	because he had delivered to Danny Casolaro computer printouts that
	showed the details of wire transfers from BCCI London and the World
	Bank to accounts in the Cayman Islands and Switzerland?  Did some of
	these transfers represent payments to U.S. government officials for
	sales of the PROMIS software to foreign governments?

	7. Does Harry C. Wechsler of Boston Systematics have MAINCORE

	8.  What document concerning Systematics was given to Vince Foster
	by Webster Hubbell the night before Foster died?


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	   Allegations Regarding Vince Foster, the NSA, and
		Banking Transactions Spying, Part XII

			  by J. Orlin Grabbe

	Did you every think of having your own country?  Consider the
advantages.  No export controls. You could manufacture your own armaments.
Do biological warfare research.  Even build casinos.  Hey, do whatever you

	You could also avoid those pesky ITAR restrictions. Cryptology
software is classified as a munition by the U.S. State Department.  This
designation is found in the International Traffic in Arms Regulations. So
software products that use cryptography can't be exported without State
Department permission.  (The State Department, however, turns all such
decisions over to the National Security Agency [NSA].)
	For convenience, locate your country in the middle of California.
And run an interstate freeway right through it!  Say Interstate 10, which
goes from Los Angeles to Phoenix.

	A dream?  No, consider it done.  It's called the Cabazon Indian
nation, located near Indio, California.  This little nation of two dozen
individuals is very entrepreneurial.  They've set up the Cabazon Arms
Corporation, the Cabazon Security Corporation, the Cabazon Trading Company,
the Cabazon Gas & Oil Corporation--lots of interesting companies come and
go in this nation.

	Maybe you could make a deal with them, and set up your own ventures!
But you'll find someone got there ahead of you.  Namely, a private security
firm called Wackenhut. Wackenhut is a funny outfit.  Among other things, it
provides security to nuclear installations and to U.S. military bases, jobs
previously held by the U.S. Marine Corps..  And its officers have included
an amazing number of ex-CIA or NSA people.  Bill Casey was an outside counsel
to Cabazon.  Admiral Stansfield Turner, whose Saturday Night massacre in 1977
provided Wackenhut with a number of ex-CIA employees, has served on the
Board of Directors, as has ex-Defense Secretary Frank Carlucci. One Vice
President of Wackenhut, Robert Chasen, had been CIA head of station and Vice
President of ITT during the time of Allende.

	Have these people, too, considered the advantages of having their
own country?  Yes, it seems they have.  They seem to have taken over the
Cabazon Indian nation.  And they don't want any competition from you, thank
	But the corporate rulers are very good to this little tribe. They've
put everyone in a medical and drug treatment program!  And they are very
strict about seeing that each person shows up regularly to take their
	It was at the Cabazon Indian nation that modifications were first
made to the PROMIS software for installation of a surreptitious surveillance
mechanism. (Another modification would take place in Little Rock, Arkansas,
to tailor the PROMIS software for use by banks.)
	The modifications were made by a guy called Michael Riconosciuto.
Riconosciuto was a bright guy who, at age 16, showed up at Stanford's
Cooper Vapor Laser Laboratory, having built his own argon laser.  His family
were friends of Richard Nixon. Riconosciuto became an expert on explosives
and software. In an affidavit he states:

	"1. During the early 1980's, I served as the Director of
	Research for a joint venture between the Wackenhut Corporation
	of Coral Gables, Florida, and the Cabazon Band of Indians in
	Indio, California. The joint venture was located on the
	Cabazon reservation. . . .

	"3. The Cabazon Band of Indians are a sovereign nation. The
	sovereign immunity that is accorded the Cabazons as a
	consequence of this fact made it feasible to pursue on the
	reservation the development and/or manufacture of materials
	whose development or manufacture would be subject to stringent
	controls off the reservation. As a minority group, the Cabazon
	Indians also provided the Wackenhut Corporation with an
	enhanced ability to obtain federal contracts through the 8A
	Set Aside Program, and in connection with Government-owned
	contractor-operated (GOCO) facilities. . . .

	"6. Among the frequent visitors to the Wackenhut-Cabazon joint
	venture were Peter Videnieks of the U.S. Department of Justice
	in Washington, D.C., and a close associate of Videnieks by the
	name of Earl W. Brian. Brian is a private businessman who lives
	in Maryland and who has maintained close business ties with the
	U.S. intelligence community for many years. . . .

	"7. In connection with my work for Wackenhut, I engaged in some
	software development and modification work in 1983 and 1984 on
	the proprietary PROMIS computer software product. The copy of
	PROMIS on which I worked came from the Department of Justice.
	Earl W. Brian made it available to me through Wackenhut after
	acquiring it from Peter Videnieks, who was then a Department
	of Justice contracting official with responsibility for the
	PROMIS software. I performed the modifications to PROMIS in
	Indio, California; Silver Spring, Maryland; and Miami, Florida.
	. . .

	"8. The purpose of the PROMIS software modifications that I made
	in 1983 and 1984 was to support a plan for the implementation of
	PROMIS in law enforcement and intelligence agencies worldwide.
	Earl W. Brian was spearheading the plan for this worldwide use
	of the PROMIS computer software. . . .

	"11. In February 1991, I had a telephone conversation with Peter
	Videnieks, then still employed by the U.S. Department of Justice.
	Videnieks attempted during this telephone conversation to persuade
	me not to cooperate with an independent investigation of the
	government's piracy of INSLAW's proprietary PROMIS software being
	conducted by the Committee on the Judiciary of the U.S. House of
	Representatives. . . .

	"13. Videnieks also outlined specific punishments that I could
	expect to receive from the U.S. Department of Justice if I
	cooperate with the House Judiciary Committee's investigation."
	(Affidavit of Michael J. Riconosciuto, March 21, 1991.)

	Michael Riconosciuto's ties to the National Security Agency are
illustrated in the testimony of Robert Nichols:

	"Robert Nichols told . . . about an incident in the early
	1980's when a colonel from the NSA Headquarters at Fort
	George G. Meade, Maryland, allegedly flew out to the
	Cabazon Reservation for the day for the single purpose
	of assuring that FBI agents, investigating a triple
	homicide of the Vice Chairman of the Cabazon Tribe and
	two associates, did not attempt to probe the classified
	U.S. government work being performed under the auspices
	of the Wackenhut-Cabazon Joint Venture.

	"Robert Nichols also told . . . about having accompanied
	Michael Riconosciuto on a visit to a classified NSA
	contractor facility in the Silicon Valley and to have
	observed Riconosciuto's apparently unrestricted and
	unescorted access to both the contractor's employees
	and to offices within the contractor facility that
	were prominently marked as off-limits to any unescorted

	"Robert Nichols also told . . . about frequent alleged
	telephone conversations at the Wackenhut-Cabazon Joint
	Venture between Michael Riconosciuto and Bobby Inman.
	Bobby Inman served in the early 1980's consecutively as
	Director of the National Security Agency and Deputy
	Director of the Central Intelligence Agency" ("Inslaw's
	Analysis and Rebuttal of the Bua Report, Memorandum in
	Response to the March 1993 Report of Special Counsel
	Nicholas J. Bua to the Attorney General of the United
	States Responding to the Allegations of INSLAW, Inc."
	--hereafter *Bua Rebuttal*).

	The modified software was marketed around the world by Earl
Brian, one-time owner of Financial News Network (sold to NBC), UPI, and
the Hadron Corporation.  Brian was a friend of Ronald Reagan's Attorney
General Ed Meese:

	According to Ari Ben-Menasche, Brian marketed the PROMIS software
to Israel in conjunction with Robert McFarlane, Reagan's National Security
	"3. In 1982, the Israeli Prime Minister's Anti-Terrorism Advisor
	was Mr. Rafael Eitan.

	"4. In a meeting that took place in December 1982 in Mr. Eitan's
	office in the Kirya in Tel Aviv, Israel, Mr. Eitan told me that he
	had received earlier that year in the United States, from Mr. Earl
	W. Brian and Mr. Robert McFarlane, PROMIS computer software for the
	limited use of the IDF's Signals Intelligence Unit for intelligence
	purposes only. Mr. Eitan stated on this occasion, and on earlier
	occasions as well, that he had special relationships with both Mr.
	Brian and Mr. McFarlane." (Affidavit of Ari Ben-Menashe, March 21,

	According to Richard Babayan, Brian also made a sales presentation
(and later sale) to Iraq, in conjunction with Richard Secord,

	"2. . . . I attended a meeting in Baghdad, Iraq, in October or
	November, 1987, with Mr. Abu Mohammed of Entezamat, an intelligence
	and security organ of the Government of Iraq. Mr. Abu Mohammed is a
	senior ranking official of Entezamat and a person with whom I had
	had extensive dealings over the previous three years

	"3. During the aforementioned meeting with Mr. Abu Mohammed, I was
	informed that Dr. Earl W. Brian of the United States had recently
	completed a sales presentation to the Government of Iraq regarding
	the PROMIS computer software. Furthermore, it is my understanding
	that others present at Dr. Brian's PROMIS sales presentation were
	General Richard Secord, of the United States, and Mr. Abu Mohammed.

	"4. In early to mid-1988, in the course of subsequent visits to
	Baghdad, Iraq, I was informed that Dr. Earl W. Brian had, in fact,
	provided the PROMIS computer software to the Government of Iraq
	through a transaction that took place under the umbrella of Mr.
	Sarkis Saghanalian, an individual who has had extensive business
	dealings with the Government of Iraq since the late 1970's in the
	fields of military hardware and software. (Affidavit of Richard H.
	Babayan, March 22, 1991.)

	The sale of the PROMIS software was the one of the principal topics
that Danny Casolaro was investigating at the time of his death either late
Friday, August 9, or early Saturday, August 10, 1991.  On Saturday around
noon he was found dead in his room, Room 517, at the Sheraton Martinsburg
Inn in Virginia.
	According to an affidavit signed by a friend of Casalaro on
March 15, 1994 (hereafter *F Affidavit*), Casolaro had documents received
from an NSA employee named Alan Standorf that were classified "top secret"
and "SCI".
	SCI, or Sensitive Compartmented Information, is a more restrictive
classification than Top Secret. "Sensitive Compartmented Information is data
about sophisticated technical systems for collecting intelligence and
information collected by those systems" (NFIB Security Committee, "Sensitive
Compartmented Information: Characteristics and Security Requirements," June

	"The systems that generate SCI are imaging and signals
	intelligence satellites; aircraft such as the U-2 and
	RC-135; submarines involved in Special Navy reconnaissance
	missions; and ground stations involved in the interception
	of foreign signals.  Information about imaging and signals
	intelligence satellites also falls into the SCI category"
	(Jeffrey T. Richelson, *The U.S. Intelligence Community*,
	Westview Press, 1995).

	By its nature SCI-type information could reveal the characteristics
of the systems that collect the information, which makes such these systems
vulnerable to countermeasures.  Countermeasures could destroy the ability to
collect this type of information in the first place.  Or the mechanism, once
known to the other side, could be used by the other side to feed
disinformation into the collected data.

	One variety of SCI information is produced by the Defense Mapping

	". . . 80 percent of DMA's [the Defense Mapping Agency's]
	9,500 employees hold Sensitive Compartmented Information
	(SCI) clearances.  SCI data is employed in producing the
	data that allow the targeting of cruise missiles by Terrain
	Contour Matching (TERCOM).  Such data are also required for
	precise specification of target location in the Single
	Integrated Operational Plan (SIOP) and for accurate target-
	ing of U.S. warheads" (Richelson).

	Another variety may be found at the NSA:

	"The NSA's COMSEC responsibilities also include ensuring
	communications security for strategic weapons systems such
	as the Minuteman missile so as to prevent unauthorized
	intrusion, interference, or jamming.  In addition, the NSA
	is responsible for developing the codes by which the President
	must identify himself in order to authorize a nuclear strike"
	Casolaro had other documents related to BCCI and the sale of
PROMIS, according to the *F Affidavit*:

	 --Casolaro had documents proving that the PROMIS software
	 was modified by Michael Riconosciuto.

	 --Casolaro had copies of wire transfers of money from
	 accounts held at the World Bank and BCCI and paid to
	 Earl Brian at shell companies in the Cayman Islands and

	--Casolaro had copies of checks drawn on BCCI accounts and
	paid to shell accounts held by Richard Secord and Earl Brian.

	--Casolaro had copies of documents of arms, gold, and software
	shipments cleared for export by Peter Videnieks at U.S. Customs.

	--Casolaro had a document that Casolaro alleged showed the
	involvement of Bobby Inman and Robert McFarlane in the sale
	of PROMIS to Israel.

	--Casolaro had meetings in Virginia, West Virginia, and Pennsylvania
	with a number of individuals of Arabic origin, including
	Iman Mashhad.

	--Casolaro had documents showing shipments to and from Pakistan
	by air that were approved by William Casey, and related documents
	with notes from Peter Videnieks.

	--Casolaro had documents related to "First American Bankshares"
	[Financial General Bankshares = First American ?] showing
	monies paid to officials in Justice and Treasury.

	On August 9, the last day of his life, Danny Casolaro said he had
arranged a meeting with Peter Videnieks and Robert Altman to trade them
documents for further documents regarding the sale of the modified PROMIS
software. (Robert Altman--see Part X in this series--has served as an
attorney to Bert Lance, and as the president of BCCI-controlled First

	Casolaro picked up two packages of documents he had given to a
friend for safe-keeping.  The exchange was to take place at a meeting said
to have been arranged by a covert intelligence operative of the U.S. Army
Special Forces named Joseph Cuellar.
	"Danny had told me that meeting had been arranged
	by Joseph Cuellar.  That he was to meet with someone
	from Sen. Byrds office and from the I.R.S., plus
	Peter Videnieks and Robert Altman.  He was to exchange
	some documents that was to their interest in order to
	get more info on Promis.  He had told me that Altman
	only agreed after he was told papers would be sent to
	Robert Morgenthau" (*F Affidavit*)
	Some background on Casolaro's relationship with Joseph Cuellar
is detailed in the *Bua Rebuttal*:

	"Casolaro also told the Hamiltons [Mr. and Mrs. Bill Hamilton of
	INSLAW] about a series of meetings he had had during the final
	months of his life with a covert intelligence operative of the
	U.S. Army Special Forces whose name is Joseph Cuellar.  According
	to Casolar, Cuellar, during a purportedly chance encounter at
	Casolaro's neighborhood pub in mid-July 1991, asked Casolaro what
	line of work he was in and, upon hearing Casolaro describe his
	journalistic investigation of the INSLAW case, asserted that he
	knew all about INSLAW because Peter Videnieks was one of his
	closest friends. According to Casolaro, Cuellar also stated that
	his ex-wife worked for Ms. Barbara Videnieks in Senator Byrd's
	office. Casolaro told the Hamiltons that Cuellar had later
	persuaded Peter Videnieks to meet Casolaro and discuss the INSLAW
	case with him." (*Bua Rebuttal*)

	The next day after picking up two packages of documents for the
meeting with Videniecks and Altman, Danny Casolaro was found dead in his
hotel room at the Sheraton.  Several days later a friend of Casolaro's who
had attended two meetings between Casolaro and Cuellar received a phone
call from Cuellar:
	"Lynn Knowles, a friend of Casolaro's, attended at least two
	of the meetings between Casolaro and Cuellar . . . [Lynn
	Knowles said] that she and Cuellar had spoken by telephone
	several days after Casolaro's death and that Cuellar said
	the following to Knowles, in words or substance:

		'What Danny Casolaro was investigating is a
		business.  If you don't want to end up like
		Danny or like the journalist [Anson Ng] who
		died a horiffic death in Guatemala, you'll
		stay out of this.  Anyone who asks too many
		questions will end up dead.'" (*Bua Rebuttal*)

	Well, I don't want too ask too many questions myself,  Mr. Cuellar,
so I'll ask just this one:  Did you, in conspiracy with Peter Videnieks
and Robert Altman, murder Danny Casolaro?

			  [To be continued]

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Date:     Tue Aug 08, 1995  9:58 am  CST
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Subject:  The Post-Fosterdeath coverup. ;-)



	Ambrose Evans-Pritchard has been accused of 'conspiracy
	theorism' over the death of the White House aide,
	Vincent Foster. Keeping silent, he says, is even worse

	FROM: The Electronic Telegraph (TM) Mon. 10 July 1995

MY STRAITJACKET is buckled tight. The foam is wiped off my mouth. A
bottle of sedatives sits at hand. I am cool, calm and ready to answer
on behalf of all "conspiracy theorists". And I say to the powers of the
Washington Post: "J'accuse."

Last week the Washington Post attacked the Sunday Telegraph in a front-
page article on the "Foster conspiracy theorists". It was an
unflattering piece on the tiny band of critics who have raised
questions about what is increasingly looking like the cover-up of the
1993 death of Vincent Foster.

In normal circumstances it would be inappropriate to dispute this, but
weighty matters are in the balance here and the Washington Post has
quasi-monopoly power - a duopoly, perhaps, shared with the New York
Times - in setting the political agenda for the entire American media.
Foster, the deputy White House counsel, was the highest-ranking
official to die in violent circumstances since President Kennedy. He
was also the intimate friend of both Bill and Hillary Clinton and looked
after their personal finances at the White House. The decision by the
Washington Post to run such a piece at this late stage - in the face of
overwhelming suspicions of foul play - comes perilously close to
complicity in a cover-up.

The argument has nothing to do with ideology. The Washington Post
ceased to be a newspaper of liberal activism a long time ago, if it ever
really was. "Its anti-establishment image is one of the most absurd
myths in journalism today," said Jeff Cohen, from Fairness and Accuracy
in Reporting in New York, a liberal group that monitors the Post closely
and accuses it of an incestuous relationship with the governing elite.
"It has been an instrument of state power for many years."

The question is whether the Washington Post is sitting  on the stories
that really matter.

The team that led the fight against the Nixon Administration and
turned the Post into the most fashionable newspaper in the world is
mostly gone.  Kay Graham, the Queen Bee, retired in 1991 after 28 years
in charge of the family heirloom. Ben Bradlee, immortalised in All The
President's Men as the swashbuckling and incorruptible captain of
Watergate, is now a semi-detached editor at large. Both, incidentally,
have regrets about their role in the great regicide. Neither want to
see the same thing happen again in their lifetime.  There is talent,
still. The coverage of the US occupation of Haiti, by Douglas Farah,
has been outstanding. The editorial pages have the finest mix in the
business. The Style section is beautifully written. But the question
is whether the Washington Post is sitting on the stories that really
matter, just as the Mexican daily, El Excelsior, a vibrant and
authentic newspaper to the untutored eye, serves - wittingly or
unwittingly - as a mouthpiece and a subtle tool of disinformation for
the ruling regime.

Allegations of drug use, sexual shenanigans and misuse of state
resources were there for the plucking during Bill Clinton's presidential
campaign in 1992. Yet the Post's inquiries only skimmed the surface of
the charges. Admittedly, it is hard to get people to talk about these
things in Arkansas.  But not that hard. The Post has subsequently
refused to make amends.  Instead, it has insisted on ever-higher
standards of "proof" or, alternatively, down-played the importance of
the accusations.

Take the case of Paula Jones, who accused Clinton of sexual harassment
when he was Governor of Arkansas. In early 1994 the Washington Post was
given exclusive access to Jones and to other witnesses who could
corroborate parts of her story. The newspaper went through her
background with a toothcomb.  Weeks went by. The lead reporter, Mike
Isikoff, found her claims to be credible and wanted to run the story.
The editors refused. In the end there was a shouting match in the
newsroom between Isikoff and the national editor, Fred Barbash.
Isikoff was suspended for two weeks and later left the newspaper.  The
Post never ran the original story. I emphasise this point because the
paper is now trying to claim that it was just waiting for the
appropriate moment. The Post was overtaken by events. Paula and Steve
Jones were so disgusted by the failure of the paper to publish that
they decided to file a sexual harassment suit against the President,
forcing the issue into the news pages.

Failure to report the news is one thing. Active disinformation is

It is worth noting too that the Washington Post ignored the series of
well-researched pieces by the American Spectator alleging that Bill
Clinton used Arkansas state troopers to solicit women on a routine
basis, and then played rough to silence leaks.  One might choose to
treat that as unimportant. A private matter.  Beneath the Post. But
what about the story of gun-running and drug-smuggling through the
Mena airport in Arkansas in the 1980s?  As reported by The Sunday
Telegraph in January, the managing editor, Robert Kaiser, intervened
at the last moment to spike a story by Sally Denton and Roger Morris
that was backed by an archive of 2,000 documents.  The story had been
cleared by the lawyers. It was typeset and ready to go to the printers.
Since then there have been fresh developments in this story. Sworn
testimony taken from a court case in Arkansas has linked Bill Clinton
directly to this cloak-and-dagger operation, which has possible
ties to US intelligence. Not a word about these depositions has been
written in the Washington Post.

But failure to report the news is one thing. Active disinformation is
another.  Last week's article in the Post insinuated that The Telegraph
had fabricated a story about clandestine trips to Switzerland by Vince
Foster. The author, Susan Schmidt, who is the Post's full-time reporter
on Whitewater, said that sources "with access to Foster's American
Express receipts say they show no purchase of airline tickets to
Switzerland".  But when confronted, she admitted that her sources did
not in fact have access to information - that The Telegraph did have -
about the two flights Foster made to Geneva in 1991 and 1992.
Furthermore, she had no credit card numbers and she did not know which
of Foster's American Express cards may have been involved. Nor did she
have any records from the airlines.  "These records are closely
guarded," she said, by way of explanation. You bet they are, and Ms
Schmidt failed to get them. The only information she had, it turns out,
referred to a single purchase in July 1993 conducted through the White
House travel office. We would surmise that her "sources" (plural) are
in the Clinton White House. We rest our case.

Is the newspaper that broke Watergate now, intentionally or not, aiding
and abetting a cover-up a generation later?

Ms Schmidt called me before she wrote her piece and asked what I thought
about some of the wild allegations being made that Vince Foster had
ties to Israeli intelligence and was under investigation by the CIA for

I told her that it sounded pretty far-fetched and was not consistent
with what I knew about Foster. She ignored this. In her article she
implied that The Telegraph was advancing such claims. But this, broadly,
is the method that has been deployed by the Washington Post to muddy the
waters and discredit anybody who has been asking legitimate questions
about the death of Foster.  Is the newspaper that broke Watergate now,
intentionally or not, aiding and abetting a cover-up a generation later?
As for key developments in the Foster case over the past few months, the
Post has been silent. It failed to report that Miquel Rodriguez, the
lead prosecutor looking into the death, had resigned in March because
the highly politicised investigation was being obstructed.  It does not
seem to be aware of enhanced photographs showing that the gun found in
Foster's hand was moved around after his death, and that Foster had a
wound on his neck that the authorities had tried to cover up.  Ms
Schmidt, however, says that the Post is doing a terrific job. "The
Washington Post has broken every story about Whitewater," she said.
"At least every story that's been true."

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Date:     Tue Aug 08, 1995  9:59 am  CST
From:     Jim Ray
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TO:     * David Beiter / MCI ID: 635-1762
Subject:  Re: Quest Vincent Foster's death


Oh, Alright:

Here it comes. Enjoy.

>One of these decades perhaps someone will offer full Internet
>connections for those of us who refuse to live in a yahoo feedlot.
>Meanwhile, ....
>And no, I don't use PGP.  That's the 2 key system that relies on the
>NSS* not having a big enuff computer to factor some huge number, right?
>And, incidentally, that the program isn't boobytrapped.

Do you have reason to think it is?

>Anyway, I've
>never before had any reason to need PGP.  I wrote my own encryption
>program (Doktor Krypton), which I KNOW has not been compromised.

May I see it, and are you familiar with the Cypherpunks, and are
*they* familiar with your work?

>In any event, I can't think of any reason why I would not want to send
>my postal address in cleartext.  This information is available from
>hundreds of public sources.  You can even get the ICBM coordinates of my
>house.  Clew me as to why I should hide this.

Oh alright. I'm just a paranoid son-of-a-gun at wee hours of the morn.
Here it is.
Jim Ray, Apt. A-101
1150 Madruga Avenue
Coral Gables, FL 33146

>Now sending a letter from someone who is being "mail cover"ed is another

HEY! How do we know we aren't both gettingthis kind of "attention"?

>David P Beiter      .=-.    .-=.
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>        Consulting Alethiologists   &   Venture Eschatologists
KEWL! I like caves.

Do you have ideas on how we can attract bats to bathouses?

>Then they came for the Branch Davidians,
>but I was quiet because I was not a Branch Davidian.

Wanna see what Gerry Spence wrote on Randy Weaver case?

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Date: Wed, 09 Aug 1995 08:12:41 -0400
From: (Jim Ray)
Subject: Only 1/3 of Government Computers Down So Far
To: libernet@Dartmouth.EDU


OK, I couldn't resist anymore after yesterday's barrage.
[HEY! At least it's in English, and I sent it only once!]
South Floridians interested in cryptography and PGP issues
are going to have a face to face meeting this Saturday at:

The Riverwalk Brewery
111 SW 2nd Avenue
Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33301
(305) 764-8448

This meeting is primarily about codemaking, and only indirectly
concerns the LP, but interested folks should e-mail me.
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	   Allegations Regarding Vince Foster, the NSA, and
		Banking Transactions Spying, Part XV

			  by J. Orlin Grabbe

	The world of money laundering is a difficult one.  What are you
going to do when your wire transfers to the Caribbean and other offshore
centers won't go through?  What are you going to do when one-third (as of
August 8, 1995) of certain government computers are down with a virus?  Or
is it a worm?  Or an octopus?

	Did the NSA, in its zeal to modify the PROMIS software to spy on
banking and other transactions, create a massive security hole in computer
systems sending wire transfers?

	Well, I do hear it is a nice time to go vacationing in the islands,
even for day trips!  Perhaps FinCEN could relocate to Havana?

	[Note to Julie Franklin:  Over here in Reno, we're always last to
get the news.  Well, I'm a taxpayer.  *Please* put me on your list. In the
future please fax all computer disconnect info to 702-829-0852.  Thanks.]

	Which brings us to the subject of Ed Meese.  At the end of Reagan's
second term as governor of California, Meese needed a new job. He worked at
Rohr Industries for a while.  But it didn't suit him, so *Richard Mellon
Scaife* set up the San Diego Center for Criminal Justice on condition that
Ed Meese be its Director, a post Meese held 1977-1980.

	Later, after Ed Meese became Attorney General of the U.S. and the
the people-tracking PROMIS software was stolen by the U.S. Justice
Department using (according to a federal bankruptcy judge) "trickery, deceit,
and fraud", Ed Meese's friend Earl Brian--then owner of Financial News
Network, UPI, and Hadron corporation--proceeded to market the software all
over the world, as well as to U.S. intelligence and law enforcement agencies.

	One agency that acquired the software was FEMA, the Federal
Emergency Management Agency, which proceeded to create a data base of
political dissidents to be rounded up in event of a national emergency.
(Like any information, once collected it found multiple uses.) This data
base was called MAINCORE, and the FEMA MAINCORE system was operated out of
the basement of a building in Culpeper, VA.

	Journalist Danny Casolaro, with the help of Alan Standorf, was able
to get printouts of this totalitarian application of the PROMIS software
just prior to his demise.  (When a member of congress attempted to question
Oliver North about the FEMA MAINCORE data base, he was rudely shouted down
by the chairman of the investigative committee.)

	Another agency that put the software to use was the Wackenhut
Corporation. It used the enhanced PROMIS to keep track of critics of the
nuclear industry, an area in which *Richard Mellon Scaife* has a vested
financial interest.

	Now Mellon bank in Pittsburgh finds itself embroiled in very
serious money laundering charges.

	Do these facts explain why the Little-Rock connection to the
theft and modification of the PROMIS software for the purpose of spying
on banking transactions is a subject carefully avoided in Scaife-sponsored
political advertisements?

	Is this why the Mena-drug-smuggling, Little-Rock-money-laundering
operation allegedly stops with Bill Clinton?
	Is this why the connection of Vince Foster both to bank spying and
nuclear espionage has been carefully downplayed?

	Do Scaife's investments in the "terrorism industry" have anything
to do with recent media hyping of the imminent threat to the U.S. of
"international" terrorism?

	Scaife's exposing of the sins of the Democrats has certainly
served a useful purpose.  But don't think the story stops with Bill

	Perhaps the reason that Mr. Kenneth Starr's independent
investigation into the Whitewater affair has gone so slowly is that
Mr. Starr, in order to nail Bill Clinton, has to also nail a number
of high-ranking Republicans?

	Well, Mr. Starr, let the facts fall where they may.  I have
confidence in you.  You do want to be Attorney General someday, don't
you?  If you can find your way to do the right thing, you'll certainly
deserve the position.

	Otherwise the wily hackers of the world may have to do your job
for you.

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Date:     Sun Sep 10, 1995  5:42 pm  CST
From:     Orlin Grabbe
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TO:     * David Beiter / MCI ID: 635-1762
Subject:  Re: Grabbe: Opus 23


	   Allegations Regarding Vince Foster, the NSA, and
		Banking Transactions Spying, Part XXIII

			  by J. Orlin Grabbe

	1.  Did George Bush, while President, set up a Plumbers Unit
	that reported directly to him?

	2.  Was this unit assigned to spy on the Ross Perot campaign?

	3.  Did one member of this unit, a former DIA banking software
	expert named Jim Cofield, spread some sexual information
	concerning Perot's daughter for political purposes?

	4.  Did Jim Cofield get his banking software experience through
	Earl "Cash" Brian--the Meese crony who marketed the stolen
	PROMIS software all over the world; who was recently seen
	in Switzerland; and who was indicted on Tuesday, September 5,
	in California, and charged with conspiracy, bank fraud, securities
	fraud, and making false statements to the SEC while an officer of
	Financial News Network (FNN) and United Press International
	(UPI) ?
	5.  Did another member of the Bush Plumber's Unit named Robert
	Goetzman (a purveyor of bugged computer hardware) claim the day of
	Foster's death that "we killed Foster.  We did him somewhere else,
	but we dumped him in a queer park to send Clinton and his queer
	wife a message"?

	6. Did Dee Dee Myers give Vince Foster a blowjob the afternoon
	he died?

			[to be continued]

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Date:     Sun Sep 10, 1995  4:43 pm  CST
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TO:     * David Beiter / MCI ID: 635-1762
Subject:  part 24: vince foster, the nsa, and bank spying


	   Allegations Regarding Vince Foster, the NSA, and
		Banking Transactions Spying, Part XXIV

			  by J. Orlin Grabbe

	The question of who killed Vince Foster is less problematical
than the question of who *approved* the hit.  A good bit of evidence
says it wasn't Bill Clinton who gave the order.

	A good bit of evidence says the hit took place under emergency
conditions--a spontaneous, last-minute solution when Vince Foster
failed to react in expected fashion to a $286,000 attempted bribe.

	A good bit of evidence says the hit was not an authorized,
legally-approved government action--one that would protect the assassins
under an umbrella of national security.

	A good bit of evidence says the hit was done in an unprofessional
fashion by people who talked too much and drank too much.
	The Bush Plumbers Unit that was assigned to spy on the Perot
campaign continued in existence after the election of William Jefferson
Clinton to the Presidency.  The Unit at various times included Robert
Goetzman (FBI), Jim Cofield (DIA), "Gary" Tomlinson (CIA), Peter Stanley
(FBI), Wes Thomas (CIA), Dale Helm (CIA), and Debra von Trapp (Trapp

	According to Debra von Trapp, Bob Goetzman appeared drunk on
both alcohol and adrenaline when he called her in California from
Washington DC., around 11 p.m. EST on the evening of July 20, 1993.

	"We did him! We did him!"

	"Did who?"

	"Vince Foster."

	"What do you mean?"

	"We did him!"

	"Well, where did you do him?"

	"Well, we did him somewhere else, but we dumped him in a queer
park to send Clinton and his queer wife a message!"

	The confusion and lack of preparation on the part of the White
House seems evident.  Two days later, on Thursday afternoon, July 22, at
a press conference, Dee Dee Myers--who was in a good position to know that
Foster had *not* committed suicide--said Park Police had been there that
morning looking for a suicide note.  Apparently no one had thought to
prepare one in advance of the hit.

	Sarah McClendon has reported that Vince Foster was scheduled
to meet with Bill Clinton on Wednesday, July 21.  But the President's
schedule is made by others, and apparently Vince Foster was lead to
believe such a meeting was planned, but Bill Clinton was not aware of
it.  Apparently Foster was being suckered by other members of the White

	Then on Tuesday afternoon, July 20, Foster was set up for the kill
via a sexual liaison with a "blonde" whose hairs were found on Foster's
clothing after his demise.

	Goetzman explained to Von Trapp that Foster had "gotten
entrepreneurial" in selling NSA codes to the Israelis.  The use
of the word "entrepreneurial" implies selling information on an
*unapproved* basis.  Goetzman himself, meanwhile, was selling in-
formation to the Japanese, apparently on an approved basis.

	Who authorized Goetzman to make the hit?  Was George Bush
involved?  Was Hillary Clinton involved?  Were both involved?
Such a coalition is not unthinkable.

	It is certainly not any more improbable than the list
of dinner guests at Al Gore's during the 1995 Labor Day weekend:
Bill Bradley (uncertain political affiliation), Harry Reid (D-NV),
Pat Schroeder (D-CO), Newt Gingrich (R-GA), and Janet Reno
(Attorney General).

	What do you suppose the topic of conversation was?

		[to be continued]

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Date:     Thu Sep 21, 1995  3:03 pm  CST
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TO:     * David Beiter / MCI ID: 635-1762
Subject:  part 26: vince foster


	  Allegations Regarding Vince Foster, the NSA, and
		Banking Transactions Spying, Part XXVI

			  by J. Orlin Grabbe

	1.  Part One of this series reported that a copy of Jim
Norman's letter to the White House--a prelude to his *Fostergate*
article--was leaked by White House counsel to Mark H. Tuohey IV,
head of the Washington office of the Starr investigation into
events related to Whitewater, prior to the time that White House
Press Secretary Michael McCurry responded to the letter.

	The individual responsible for the leak was Abner Mikva.

	2. "[W]as the letter leaked to Mark Tuohey by the White
House because Tuohey is the White House point man for spin control
with respect to any evidence 'uncovered' by the [Whitewater]
investigation?" Part One asked.

	Since then Mark Tuohey has resigned to join a law firm
representing the Rose law firm, whose chief litigators once included
Vince Foster, Hillary Clinton, and Webster Hubbell.  According to
the *Washington Post*, Tuohey was leaving to join the law firm of
Vinson & Elkins.  Kenneth Starr's ethics officer, Sam Dash, ruled
there was *no conflict of interest*.  Thus one can assume, then,
that Tuohey was representing the Rose law firm all along.

	3.  Now White House counsel Abner Mikva is also said to be
resigning.  According to an AP report, Mikva said:  "I'm running out
of gas. I feel good, but this is a grueling job."

	Mikva's departure (he will be with us until Halloween) has
the appearance of a rat abandoning a sinking ship.

	4. Mikva will be replaced by Jack Quinn, currently chief of
staff for Vice-President Al Gore.  Part 24 reported on Al Gore's
curious dinner party over Labor Day weekend.  Some time after the
dinner party there was a confrontation between Clinton and Gore, in
which Gore apparently laid down some conditions for his again serving
as Clinton's running mate.  According to one source, the argument was
over Clinton's knowledge of drug running at Mena.  According to another
source, the argument concerned the continuing influence of Bush appointees
in the Clinton administration.

	Both sources agreed the discussion was *intense*.

	5. "Bill Clinton had to know what was happening at Mena," I said
to one source.  "He had his own intelligence service, the State Police.
Nothing could happen he wouldn't know about."

	"Some of the troopers who were supposed to be reporting to Bill
were really reporting to Hillary," the source retorted.  "They had a big
fight about it."

	I suppose it's *possible*.  Which may help explain why in some
ways the White House later appeared to operate in the disjointed fashion
of right-brain, left-brain with a severed *corpus callosum*.

	6. As the cover-up of the circumstances of Vince Foster's demise
unravels, the enthusiasm of many of the original sharks has waned.  The
Mellon-inspired media wanted to get Clinton, while ensuring the story
didn't bleed back to the nuclear network based in Pittsburgh, and the
associated story of the arming of Iraq.

	Perhaps they are also worried about the missing quantities of
plutonium from facilities allegedly guarded by the Wackenhut Corporation?

	7. Whitewater investigators, including perhaps the Starr
investigation at first, also appeared determined to see that the financial
shenanigans of Whitewater didn't reveal any financial information related
to the Mena arms-for-drugs deal.

	This will turn out to be increasingly difficult since a common
money-laundering operation ties all these together.

	Meanwhile, no one has explained what Hillary Clinton was doing on
the board of directors of a cement company.

	7. According to William O. Douglas, a person is defined by the
checks he writes.  Foster's handling the financial affairs of important
individuals perhaps burdened him with the knowledge of too many felonies.
Some of these may have related to payments out of Bahrain.

	Clinton-backer Jackson Stephens reportedly capitalized on the
$100,000 donation he made to the 1988 campaign of George Bush, as well
as his friendship with George Bush, Jr., to get BCCI funding of a Harken
Energy offshore project in Bahrain.  (See *Common Cause Magazine*,
April-June, 1992.)

	Was Hillary Clinton later a recipient of funds from this project?

	8. If Hillary Clinton goes back into private law practice, will
she again represent Systematics (Alltel Information Services), the Little
Rock software firm?

	According to *The American Lawyer*, July 1992:  "[Hillary] Clinton
also was attracted to intellectual property litigation.  'We did not have
any intellectual property expertise when she joined us,' says [Vince]
Foster, who adds that Clinton got involved in this area through her work
for the firm client, Systematics Inc., a company based in Little Rock
that provided computer systems for financial institutions.  'She became
sort of self-taught in all of this,' explains Foster.  'And you don't find
a lot of intellectual property subspecialists in Arkansas.  Quite frankly,
the rest of us here thought of it as a foreign language.'"

	9.  A rumor says the White House is considering releasing the
story that Foster killed himself in a private "safe house" set up so
White House staffers could "let their hair down".  Foster's body was then
removed to Ft. Marcy Park to spare the feelings of his family, but the
President wasn't aware of any of this.

	This story would perhaps help explain the discrepancies at Ft. Marcy
Park, as well as the blonde or brownish hairs, the carpet fibers, and the
semen stains on Foster's clothes.  I have not been able to confirm that the
White House is actually considering releasing this story, but at any rate it
won't wash (or even dry clean).  At best it redefines *coitus interruptus*.

	10. Any way you slice it, some people are in trouble.  Isn't
knowledge of an alleged felony on the part of a law enforcement official
or body, which knowledge is not investigated, a felony in itself?

	Consider the House Banking Committee.  Assistant Staff Director
Gregory Wierzynski is, like Steve Forbes (who killed Jim Norman's story
on Fostergate--in apparent training to make firm, Presidential decisions),
a former head of Radio Free Europe.  He is also the chief investigator for
Jim Leach's probe into money laundering--a probe that apparently has only
one purpose:  get Bill Clinton and cover up the involvement of everyone
else.  But the facts don't stop with Bill Clinton.

	Wierzynski has been presented with knowledge of money laundering
felonies by Mellon Bank.  What are he, and Jim Leach, going to do about it?

	11. Personally I don't approve of the money-laundering legislation
which represents an invasion of personal privacy.  But the reason for the
increasing stringent legislation (money laundering was made illegal in the
U.S. in 1986, and the definition of "laundering" was been expanded every
two years since, in 1988, 1990, 1992, and 1994) is the people who promote
it and enforce it don't expect to abide by it.  This includes the U.S.
Treasury (FinCEN) and the Federal Reserve.  A cynic might conclude the
legislation is just a way of eliminating the competition.

	12. The same goes for the War on (Some) Drugs, which drove up
the price of illegal drugs, drove up the profit margins available to those
who deal in prohibited drugs, and created a criminal subclass who profit
from the prohibition.  Billions of dollar in cocaine and heroin profits
has created widespread political corruption.  The architects of this
legislation have been left with plenty of cash to diversify into other
things--such as the construction of prison facilities to hold a legion of
minor drug offenders, like marijuana smokers.

	Perhaps if the movers and shakers in this story--which include the
chief money launderers and the chief drug dealers--are treated to a long
sojourn in the crowbar motel, it will help focus their attention on the
insanities of the system they have helped create.

			[to be continued]

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Date:     Fri Sep 22, 1995 11:31 am  CST
From:     Randy Benes
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TO:     * David Beiter / MCI ID: 635-1762
Subject:  (no subject)

(The official record contradicts Foster suicide
conclusion, by Hugh Sprunt for *Strategic Investment* Sept.
20, 1995 pp. 6-10)

*Editor's Note:  This publication has reported to you about
many of the anomalies, inconsistencies, and defects of
various official reports concluding that the late Deputy
White House Counsel committed suicide. Yet, many in the
news media and elsewhere have challenged the authenticity
of the information we have shared with you. It is for this
reason that we present the following article by Hugh
Sprunt. Sprunt has carefully studied all 2,726 pages of
testimony and documents collected in the official Foster
investigation and released by the U.S. Senate in early
1995. His analysis, based entirely upon the official
documentary record, compiled by the United States Senate,
confirms that the verdict of suicide is remote from the

  Strategic Investment has invited Hugh Sprunt to prepare a
longer report that includes his informed speculation about
what may have happened at Ft. Marcy Park. This report is
available through Strategic Investment...*

  I write about the death of Vince Foster from a unique
perspective. When my elderly grandfather, terminal with
cancer and in horrible pain, decided to take his own life
some 25 years ago, I was "first-on-the-scene" and could do
nothing to help him. He shot himself in the head using an
Army Colt .38 Special Revolver with a four-inch barrel, the
very same type of weapon that Mr. Foster allegedly used to
kill himself in Fort Marcy Park on July 20, 1993.

  Since I had direct personal experience both with
suicide-by-gunshot and with the tremendous damage a
high-velocity .38 round from this particular weapon does to
the human head when fired point blank, I was intrigued by
the relatively modest head would Mr. Foster was said to
have suffered from the identical revolver and ammunition.

  There are other personal associations that inspired my
initial interest in his death. Vince Foster and my father
graduated from the same college in North Carolina
(Davidson). Mr. Foster's wife, Lisa, and my mother are
alumnae of the same college in Virginia (Sweet Briar).
Vince Foster was president of SAE fraternity ad Davidson,
as I was at MIT. We were both mid-year law school graduates
who elected to skip graduation (he from the University of
Arkansas and I from Stanford Law School). I eventually
learned that both of us even drove trashed-out Honda

  There is one other link. Two acquaintances of mine ran
the 1992 Clinton campaign in my part of the country, and I
was sufficiently interested in the 1992 Clinton Campaign to
have made suggestions to the Campaign through these two
individuals. One of these individuals, whom I particularly
respect, left her position as a Special Assistant to the
President the month after Mr. Foster's death.

  As I pursued the blatant anomaly concerning his head
wound, I discovered many equally amazing facts within the
official records of Mr. Foster's death. i obtained copies
of the Fiske Report and the U.S. Park Police Case File on
the death of Vince Foster. When the Senate released two
Hearings Volumes and a Report Volume on the Foster death in
1995, I obtained these volumes (a total of 2,726 pages of
documents, testimony, depositions, and FBI interview
reports, including Fiske and U.S. Park Police Reports). I
studied all the documents and reached two fundamental
conclusions:  1) The raw evidence in the official record
was amazing in light of the conclusions reached by the
official reports and 2) With minor exceptions, no one in
the media was at all familiar with the raw evidence
compiled in the Senate documents.

  As 1995 progressed and only a very few publications
appeared to be covering the Foster case seriously, I
decided to write my own report, based on the 2,726 pages of
Senate documents. Although I had no intention of producing
so lengthy a report, it grew to 165 single-spaced pages,
tightly cross-referenced, with maps (including one traced
from aerial imagery of Fort Marcy Park flown a few weeks
before Foster's death) and tabular data in eight

  Relatively few individuals will have the time or the
inclination to study my 165-page "Citizen's Independent
Report," written as it was for the primary use of the
members and staff of the special Senate Whitewater
Committee. Shortly thereafter, *Strategic Investment*
approached me to prepare another report including personal
commentary about what may have happened at Fort Marcy Park.
Much of this analysis was intentionally omitted from my
165-page compilation.

  This piece highlights what I consider some of the most
damaging evidence that was ignored in the Fiske and the
U.S. Park Police reports on Foster's death. I hope this
article and my report increase significantly the number of
people who are aware of the amazing *facts* buried in the
2,726 pages of official documents. I may be naive, but I
believe a sufficiently widespread knowledge of these facts
will compele officials to undertake the sort of
investigation that should have begun the evening of July
20, 1993, when Mr. Foster's body was found in Fort Marcy
Park. First comes truth. Then comes justice. That's the
American way.

  The U.S. Park Police Report, The Fiske Report, and the
1994 Senate Report (the "Official Reports") selectively
included data that supported the officially-sanctioned
"suicide verdict" and ignored, gave little weight to, or
contradicted the evidence that pointed to murder. Many of
the most interesting details in the points summarized below
have been omitted due to the consideration of space.
Nonetheless, I believe that many readers will be aurprised
by even this brief summary. I emphasize that every detail
you read below has been taken from official *public*
documents. It is amazing that these facts have not been
*publicized* by those charged with doing so in a free

  Facts such as the ones below have caused people who are
at least somewhat familiar with the raw data justifiably to
question the processes that controlled the prior
investigations of Mr. Foster's death. It is my hope that
the information in this article and in my separate
*Strategic Investment Report on the Death of Vince Foster*
will permit everyone to understand why there is more to Mr.
Foster's death than official Washington wishes you to

  Here are some of the items that challenge, and in my
opinion overwhelm, the conclusions reached by the Official

  # The first *official* to discover Vince Foster's body, a
U.S. Park Police officer, was quite clear he *never saw the
gun* that, according to the Official Reports was in Mr.
Foster's right hand at the time he located the body. His
deposition and FBI interview on this point are repetitive
and quite clear. He was 4-5 feet from the body for several
minutes, but never saw the gun. The confidential witness,
CW, who discovered the body was emphatic in his FBI
interviews and deposition that he, too, had not seen a gun.

  # The first official to discover Mr. Foster's body called
in his discovery on his radio 2 minutes 42 seconds after
radioing his arrival in the Fort Marcy parking lot...
The official location of the body placed it out of plain
view on the back slope of a berm some 775 feet
over-the-ground from the parking lot near the so-called
second cannon. The searchers knew the body was near a
cannon, but the only cannon in view was the so-called first
cannon around which they initially searched. The cannons
are some 200 feet apart and cannot be seen from each other.
Assuming the officer left the parking lot *immediately*
upon calling in his arrival, walked directly to the body
(*no* searching) at three miles an hour, and called in his
discovery *immediately* upon reaching the body (taking *no*
time to check the body before radioing in), the time
required to reach the body is 2 minutes 56 seconds.

  # Two civilan witnesses described a vehicle in the Fort
Marcy parking lot that could only have been Mr. Foster's
Honda. *They saw two individuals around his car:*  the hood
was up, one individual was standing by the Honda, and the
other was sitting in it some 30 minutes before Mr. Foster's
body was first found by CW. Who were these people? No
attempt was made to find out.

  # One civilian witness in the park told the FBI that, for
reasons unknown, *information which she provided to U.S.
Park Police investigators had bee incorrectly recorded in
her U.S. Park Police interview report.*

  # Six of the seven U.S. Park Police and Fairfax County
Fire and Rescue Department (FCFRD) personnel who responded
to the 911 calls told the FBI (with varying degrees of
certainty and specificity) that *there was at least one
"extra" civilian vehicle in the parking lot when they
arrived at Fort Marcy, a vehicle that the Official Reports
concluded was not present.* Whose car was this? None of the
FCFRD personnel was interviewed by the Park Police and the
FCFRD reports are not in the record even though a
supervisor requested that night that detailed reports be

  # The U.S. Park Police officer who found Foster's body
described *the presence of "volunteers" who were in the
park when the body was found.* He stated these volunteers
were working on the park trails. *None of these
"volunteers" was ever named, interviewed, or mentioned in
the U.S. Park Police or Fiske Official Reports.* Who were
they? FBI had been repeatedly informed by CW that the area
below Foster's feet had clearly been recently disturbed
(his statement was not considered by Official Reports).
There is evidence in the record of unexplained and
unidentified people and vehicles entering and leaving Fort
Marcy. Some of these individuals were allowed official
access to the park after the body was officially located by
the U.S. Park Police Officer.

  #  The lead U.S. Park Police Investigator at Fort Marcy
stated:  "It seems to me that we [the U.S. Park Police
Investigators] made that determination [that the death was
a suicide] *prior to going up and looking at the body."*

  # *The report of the only Medical Doctor to examine the
body in place at Fort Marcy is, for reasons unknown, not a
part of the Official Record available to the public.* This
doctor told the FBI he arrived and departed Fort Marcy an
hour before the U.S. Park Police or Fiske reports say he
did. He also stated that the body was located some 450 feet
from the parking lot although the official body site is
over 750 feet from the parking lot.

  # The doctor told the FBI he *"he believed the wound was
consistent with a "low-velocity weapon."* The revolver,
especially with the high-velocity ammunition the Fiske
Report said Mr. Foster used, is *not a "low velocity
weapon."* How does the Fiske Report reconcile the doctor's
statement to the FBI? The doctor's statement is not
mentioned at all in the Official Report.

  # The Fiske Report:  "Those present observed a large pool
[sic] of blood located on the ground where Foster's head
had been." The Fiske Report:  [the doctor who examined the
body in place at Fort Marcy] "Observed a large exit wound
in the back of the skull." However, the doctor told the FBI
that the blood volume was "small" and what blood there was
had "matted and clotted."

  # The lead Investigator at the body site had this to say:
"I still can't believe the [exit] hole--it's a small
hole... I probed his head; there was no big hole there... I
initially thought the bullet might still be in his head."
*The Fiske Report statements are thus directly contradicted
by the MD and the Investigator on the scene.*

  # *The doctor who performed the autopsy stated that he
took no X-rays.* The U.S. Park Police report, produced
because it sent four observers the autopsy, stated
*however, that the doctor conducting the autopsy told the
U.S. Park Police Detective in attendance that "X-rays
indicated that there was no evidence of bullet fragments in
the head."* Although this contradiction *has* achieved a
certain notoriety, none of the Official Reports reconcile

  # Almost all sources within the record indicate that the
autopsy was moved up from Thursday, July 22 to Wednesday
morning, July 21. One consequence of the move was to make
it infeasible for any official who had been present at Fort
Marcy Park the night before to attend the autopsy. Thus no
one who had 1st-hand knowledge was there to see what

  # *Mr. Foster's glasses were found 19 feet downslope from
his head.* The Fiske Report stated that they must have
"bounced" there (through heavy vegetation due to the gun
shot to the mouth--a conclusion which is contrary to
physics. The only recognizable picture (a lab photo) of the
glasses in the Senate documents shows one of the stems
broken off from the frame. The Official Reports have no
explanation for the breakage.

  # The second U.S. Park Police officer at the scene took
seven Polaroids of the body. *The Polaroids he took are not
among the thirteen of the body site that are inventoried in
the record.* The record contains no explanation why these
photos vanished.

  # The lead U.S. Park Police Investigator at the body site
had this to say about some of the Polaroids *he* took:  "I
know I took Polaroids of that. I am not sure how many I
took, but *I don't recall seeing those Polaroids again. I
mean I had them at the office that night, I did reports...*
I don't have those photos. I put them in a [U.S. Park
Police case] jacket... and I don't know what happened."
*The Polaroids he is speaking of are not inventoried in the
record." The record contains no explanation why they

  # The lead U.S. Park Police Investigator at the body site
searched for a suicide note, identification documents, or
other items in the victim's pockets. The investigator found
no car keys on the body. No car keys were found in Mr.
Foster's Honda either. *Why wasn't the death immediately
treated as a homicide as soon as the investigators realized
their suicide theory required the decedent to have driven
himself to the park without using his car keys?*

  # Some time after the investigators realized there were
no car keys to be found, rather than search the Honda again
or research the area where the body had been found (his
glasses had, after all been found 19 feet from his head),
*the investigators drove to the morgue and searched the
body's pockets one more time.* There, the investigators
stated they not only discovered that they had originally...
missed Mr. Foster's personal key ring in the right front
pants pocket (with his car keys), but also found his White
House keys on a separate key ring that held a high-security
type key.

  # At least two White House staffers visited the body at
the morgue the night of July 20th to "confirm" the deceased
was Vince Foster although the U.S. Park Police had already
matched the face to Vince Foster's White House ID and to
his Arkansas driver's license. One of the individuals to
visit the body at the morgue was the White House Security
Coordinator, even though he had previously confirmed the
victim's identity to his boss, an Associate White House
Counsel who also visited the body in the morgue that
evening. *Why was this trip necessary?*

  # *The only paper in Mr. Foster's wallet at Fort Marcy
that the lead investigator at the body site considered
"unusual" was never explained in the Official Reports.* It
contains groups of initials that correspond to those of the
President, the First Lady, and to their daughter. It lists
a variety of dates and numerical amounts along with several
Arkansas city names. Mr. Foster was known to be involved
with the formation of blind trusts for all the Clinton
family. The private attorney involved talked with him the
day before Mr. Foster died and tried to reach him the next
day a few minutes after Mr. Foster left the White House for
the last time.

  # Five civilian and government witnesses at Fort Marcy
stated (with varying degrees of certainty and specificity)
that *there was a briefcase in Mr. Foster's Honda.* This
briefcase is not mentioned in the Reports (other than to
indicate Mr. Foster had no briefcase with him when he left
the White House).

  # Several Fairfax County Fire and Rescue Department
personnel state that Mr. Foster's Honda was *locked* when
they examined its exterior (and viewed the interior through
the windows) sometime before 6:35 p.m. The Official Reports
indicate that the Honda was *not locked* well over an hour
later when it was "officially" searched for the first time.
*Officially no one on the investigation knew where the
Honda keys were during this interval, so these keys could
not have been used to unlock the car during this period of

  # *A Fairfax County Fire and Rescue Department worker
observed the U.S. Park Police "gaining access" to Mr.
Foster's Honda (his White House ID was on the front seat)
before 6:37 p.m. The White House position is that it was
not informed of Mr. Foster's death until 8:30 p.m.* Another
Fairfax County emergency worker said it was known within
his group (that left the park at 6:37 p.m.) that Mr. Foster
was employed at the White House.

  # *The lead U.S. Park Police Investigator at the body
site somehow knew to write the name of a U.S. Secret
Service uniformed officer and his White House Phone number
(in Room 058 in the White House basement) in his
investigator's notebook,* apparently around 6:40 p.m. The
official position (in a Secret Service memo) is that the
White House did not learn about Mr. Foster's death until
8:30 p.m.

  # The U.S. Park Police Lieutenant who officially notified
the White House of Vince Foster's death had his call
returned in 5-10 minutes by an Assistant White House Chief
of Staff. The *first* question to the Lieutenant (in the
words of his FBI interview) was "whether the U.S. Park
Police had checked the registration on the gun and knew
whose gun it was." The Lieutenant received another call at
almost the same time from the White House Director of
Personnel. He also asked about the weapon and was told...
the U.S. Park Police did not have that information *Why
were the first two White House callers interested in the
weapon above all else?*

  # The Fiske Report refers to the lack of damage done to
Mr. Foster's teeth and the soft tissues of his mouth by the
barrel of the gun in support of the official suicide theory
(Mr. Foster presumably must have put the gun into his mouth
voluntarily since there were no signs of a struggle).
*However, the Fiske Report does not mention the damage that
should have been done to the soft tissues and teeth from
the powerful recoil of the Army Special Colt .38 Revolver
and its unusually high front sight.

  # The Fiske Report states that the body was bagged back
by the second cannon at Fort Marcy Park at about 8:45 p.m.
before being transported the 750 feet to the parking lot
and then taken on a 15-minute trip to the Fairfax County
Hospital. The ambulance log indicates the body arrived at
the hospital 15 minutes before the Fiske Report says the
body was put in a body bag up by the second cannon at Fort
Marcy. *Times given by the doctor who pronounced Mr. Foster
dead at the hospital corroborate the ambulance log, not the
Fiske Report.* The Medical Examiner told the FBI he arrived
at Fort Marcy at about 6:45 p.m., an hour before the Fiske
Report says he did.

  # To support its conclusion that Vince Foster was under
great stress, The Fiske Report states that "*It was obvious
to many that he had lost weight"* in the months before his
death. *Medical reports in the record show that he actually
gained weight in the six months prior to his death.*

  # Despite the official conclusion that financial concerns
had no role in Mr. Foster's death, the *family checking
account had been overdrawn for some one or two weeks prior
to his death.* The credit union had shifted from "working
with" the Fosters on a "bi-weekly" to a "weekly" basis the
week before he died. Mr. Foster visited the credit union
the day before he died.

  # On July 21, President Clinton spoke to White House
staffers who knew Vince Foster well. Were his words a
warning not to discuss Foster's death outside of the White
House "family?" This is what the president said:  "In the
first place, no one can ever know why this happened. Even
if you had a whole set of objective reasons, that wouldn't
be why it happened, because you could get a different,
bigger, more burdensome set of objective reasons that are
on someone else in this room.... I hope when we remember
him and this we'll be a little less anxious to talk outside
our family."

  # There are unusual memory lapses on the part of various
White House officials when it comes to the subject of their
last conversations with Mr. Foster. For example, a Deputy
Assistant to the President who had known Mr. Foster since
1967 had what Chief Counsel Bernard Nussbaum's Executive
Assistant described as a "highly unusual" 1-2 hour closed
door meeting with Vince Foster on July 19. In the words of
this individual's FBI interview, "She does not remember
what topics they talked about." *Bear in mind that this was
her last conversation (1 to 2 hours long) with a friend she
had known for over 25 years who officially committed
suicide the next day. She couldn't remember the topics they

  # An excellent memory was, however, demonstrated by a
female witness in her late teens who voluntarily came
forward and was interviewed by the FBI on May 17, 1994,
about events she had witnessed at Fort Marcy Park nearly a
year earlier on July 19, 1993, the day before Vince Foster
died. She told the FBI she remembered seeing at a distance
of 10-15 feet a lone white male in his early 40s who,...
despite the intense heat, was wearing a dark suit and red
necktie. This individual was walking in Fort Marcy Park
from the George Washington Parkway entrance toward the
northern side of the park. When he noticed her looking at
him, he immediately turned away. It was clear from her
description that the individual in question could not have
been Vince Foster. Who was he? No attempt was ever made to
find out, even though he was viewing the park at 3 p.m. the
day before Mr. Foster's death and at the approximate
mid-point of the hours Mr. Foster went missing the next day
(1 p.m. to 6 p.m.).

Date:     Sun Sep 24, 1995 11:18 pm  CST
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>Fight over phone log rings alarm bells for Clinton
>By Ambrose Evans-Pritchard in Washington
>THE White House has refused point blank to provide Congress with=20
>sensitive telephone logs
>related to the death of Vincent Foster, it emerged last week. So far,=20
>the White House has got away
>with defiance.
>But these "Foster Logs" could soon take on the significance of the Nixon=
>Tapes if Republican
>Senator Alfonse D'Amato decides to draw his sabre for a real fight.
>The logs could shed light on allegations of a mystery telephone call by=20
>a junior White House aide,
>Helen Dickey, indicating she knew about the death of Foster, the deputy=20
>White House counsel, at
>least an hour and a half before the official notification.
>The logs have been requested by the Senate Banking Committee as part of=20
>its inquiry into Foster's
>death. The White House says there are no logs. But this is regarded as=20
>preposterous. The White
>House Communications Agency, which is run by the Defence Department,=20
>keeps precise records
>of all calls in and out of the building.
>Foster was found dead at Fort Marcy Park, Virginia, on July 20, 1993.=20
>His death was treated as
>suicide from the first. "It seems to me that we made that determination=20
>prior to going up and
>looking at the body," said the senior detective at the crime scene.
>If the allegations about the call are true, it means that the White=20
>House was tipped off early,
>suggesting a cover-up that may have involved Hillary Clinton. Dickey, an=
>Arkansas loyalist, was
>once a nanny to Bill and Hillary Clinton's daughter Chelsea, and worked=20
>until recently in the White
>House as a social secretary in the Office of the First Lady.
>The biggest political scandal of modern American history
>It was The Telegraph that first broke the story of Dickey's call. The=20
>New York Post followed up
>with a major piece in August. Since then the Senate Banking Committee=20
>has started to take an
>interest. Senator D'Amato, the chairman, has said that he intends to=20
>subpoena Dickey and others to
>get to the bottom of the matter. Some Republicans doubt D'Amato's=20
>staying power, however,
>complaining that he is all bark and no bite.
>The Dickey call has all the intrigue of a political novel. An Arkansas=20
>state trooper, Roger Perry,
>says that he was on duty at the Governor's Mansion in Little Rock when=20
>Dickey called to convey
>the bad news. "She was kind of hysterical, crying, real upset," he said.=
>"She told me that Vince got
>off work, went out to his car, and shot himself in the head."
>He has signed an affidavit swearing that he got the call before 7pm=20
>local time (8pm Washington
>time) - half an hour before the US Park Police first notified the White=20
>House. After receiving the
>call Perry telephoned others in Little Rock including Trooper Larry=20
>Patterson and Lynn Davis,
>former commander of the Arkansas State Police. Both have sworn=20
>affidavits saying that they
>learned about Foster's death before 6pm local time, a full hour and a=20
>half before the official
>In an interview last year, Trooper Perry said that he thought the call=20
>came in at 4.38pm local time
>but was not certain. The Telegraph has since been informed by a=20
>well-placed source inside the
>White House that the call was in fact made at 5.48 Washington time (or=20
>4.48 Arkansas time) and
>lasted seven minutes. This would be 15 minutes before the US Park Police=
>discovered the body at
>6.03pm. The Telegraph does not have documentary proof for this. It may=20
>turn out to be mistaken
>information. But if true, we are dealing with the biggest political=20
>scandal of modern American
>There are other indications that the White House was tipped off early
>Dickey has left the White House and is lying low in Arkansas. Last week=20
>she issued an affidavit
>saying that she did not learn about Foster's death until about 10pm when=
>she was watching TV at
>the White House.
>But the affidavit is strangely constructed. The signature of Little Rock=
>notary Barry Boshears is on
>a detached page and has no date, casting doubt on the validity of the=20
>document. Contacted by
>telephone, Boshears refused to confirm that he had issued the affidavit.
>There are other indications that the White House was tipped off early.=20
>Dr Donald Haut, the first
>doctor on the scene, says that by the time he reached the park everybody=
>knew that Foster was a
>White House official. He told the FBI that he arrived at 6.45pm.
>A Fairfax County rescue worker who left at 6.37 told The Telegraph: "We=20
>all knew that it was a
>White House official when we left." Rescue worker James Iacone also knew=
>that Foster was a
>White House official when he returned to his station at around 6.45pm,=20
>according to an FBI report.
>The US Park Police claim that they did not find Foster's White House ID=20
>in the front seat of his
>Honda Accord until much later. The shift commander, Lt Pat Gavin, claims=
>that he notified the
>Secret Service as soon as he found out, shortly before 8.30pm. But a=20
>Park Police investigator,
>John Rolla, jotted the telephone number of a White House Secret Service=20
>officer in his notebook
>around 6.35pm. Why? The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review has reported that=20
>police officers from an
>=8Elite federal unit showed up at the park at around 7pm. None of the=20
>official reports on Foster's
>death make any mention of this unidentified SWAT team.
>Do the Republicans in Congress have the stomach to do anything about it?
>It is now clear that the report of the independent counsel Robert Fiske=20
>was deeply flawed. It
>suppressed the crucial crime scene testimony, claiming that a couple=20
>having a picnic at Fort Marcy
>Park when the police arrived had not "observed anything unusual". In=20
>fact, they told the FBI that
>they saw a bare-chested man in the driver's seat of Foster's Honda, and=20
>another man - "a white
>male in his mid to late 40s, approximately six feet in height, medium=20
>build, long blonde hair and
>beard, appeared unclean and unkempt" - standing by the car with the=20
>bonnet up.
>The Fiske Report said that Dr Haut "observed a large pool of blood" and=20
>a "large exit wound in the
>back of the skull". In fact, he told the FBI that "no blood was recalled=
>on the vegetation around the
>body" and that the wound seemed remarkably small.
>The report also made no mention of the FBI statements of four rescue=20
>workers who did not see an
>exit wound and were struck by the lack of blood.
>It is hard for Americans to believe that their government is so far gone=
>that it would try to
>orchestrate a cover-up on this scale. But the evidence is mounting. The=20
>question now is: do the
>Republicans in Congress have the stomach to do anything about it?

Date:     Thu Sep 28, 1995  5:08 pm  CST
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TO:     * David Beiter / MCI ID: 635-1762
Subject:  part 27: allegations re vince foster, the nsa, and bank spying


	   Allegations Regarding Vince Foster, the NSA, and
		Banking Transactions Spying, Part XXVII

			  by J. Orlin Grabbe

	Ross Perot made many of his millions by selling computer services
to the government.  In 1969 his company EDS contracted with the California
State Physicians Service, the state medicaid processing agent, to take over
some of their computer processing responsibilities.

	The contract needed the approval of Earl Brian, a combat physician
who served in a unit providing air support for Operation Phoenix and who then
became health and welfare secretary in the cabinet of California Governor
Ronald Reagan, in which capacity Brian later authored a couple of papers
(*Position paper on Department of Health reorganization and related health
boards and commissions*, Sacramento, 1973; *California's Med-Cal copayment
experiment*, with Stephen F. Gibbons, Lippincott, Philadelphia, 1974).

	After leaving this post to run for the Senate against Alan Cranston,
and losing, Brian became President of a high-tech company called Xonics,
which was accused by the SEC of fraud and manipulating the price of its
stock. Brian left Xonics in October 1977 without being charged with any
wrongdoing, or--unlike four other Xonics officers--being required to sign
an SEC consent decree.  A number of former Xonics officers went on to
form a company called Hadron.
       In 1980 Brian formed a company called Biotech Capital Corp (renamed
Infotechnology in 1987), one of whose investors was Ed Meese's wife Ursula,
who got a loan to buy Biotech stock from Meese advisor Edwin Thomas.  Brian
also acquired control of a Canadian company called Clinical Sciences.

	Brian at some point worked on projects with Michael Riconosciuto and
Robert Booth Nichols at the Cabazon Indian Reservation, projects administered
"jointly" by the Wackenhut Corporation.  On September 10, 1981, for example,
Brian was seen by the Riverside Sheriff's Department at a weapons
demonstration at Lake Cauchilla gun range at Indio, CA.

	After the Reagan administration took office, Brian was given a
White House post related to health-care issues under Ed Meese. Brian is
alleged to have said to Meese, "I'm going to be the Ross Perot of the Reagan
administration, and you can be the Earl Brian." If this conversation actually
took place, it apparently meant that Brian intended to make money by selling
software to the U.S. government--purchases which Ed Meese would be in a
position to approve.

	One of the ways Brian apparently fulfilled this dream was by
marketing the PROMIS software, created and modified by contract between
the U.S. Department of Justice and Inslaw, Inc.--a Washington, D.C.
based software firm.  At the time, Brian's company Biotech Capital Corp
(later renamed Infotechnology) controlled Hadron, which attempted a buyout
of Inslaw. When Brian was not able to obtain property rights to the software
this way, Inslaw was driven into bankruptcy and the software stolen by
"trickery, deceit, and fraud", according to federal bankruptcy Judge George

	Brian had perhaps seen the potential for intelligence agency use
of this type of software from his days in Vietnam in connection with
Operation Phoenix.  Operation Phoenix (run by the CIA's William Colby) used
computers to track political enemies, many of which were targeted for

	At first Brian marketed the PROMIS software to intelligence
organizations, including Israel and Iraq (the latter deal facilitated by arms
dealer Carlos Cardoen).  In February 1983 Brian sent Rafi Eitan over to the
Inslaw offices for a demonstration of the PROMIS software. Rafi Eitan was to
later head up LAKAM, Israel's scientific and technological espionage agency
which oversaw the Jonathan Pollard spying operation.

	Later, in Brazil, Brian acquired the nickname "Cash", allegedly based on
a perception of his mercenary approach to life. In offering to sell the
software to the Brazilian government, Brian wasn't entirely freelancing.
During an official meeting Brian placed a phone call to the U.S. to obtain
the approval of Ed Meese. More information on the Brazilian sale may be found
in a redacted part of the *Bua report*.  An affidavit on the matter was even
signed by Figueiredo, the Brazilian president.

	Judge Bua in his report ignored Justice Department complicity in the
theft of the PROMIS software and accepted Brian's testimony at face value,
saying he found him a trustworthy fellow. Brian is now under indictment in
California, while the allegedly corrupt Judge Bua is plea bargaining with

	The California indictment of Earl W. Brian was announced in September
1995. The indictment concerns ten of millions of dollars of fraudulent lease
transactions, while Earl Brian was Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive
Officer of three separate companies: Infotechology, Financial News Network
(FNN), and United Press International (UPI).

	The indictment claims that Brian and his co-conspirators engaged in
some trick financing (worthy of Billy Sol Estes).  In 1988 FNN (now CNBC)
was losing money, so to hide that fact from its lending banks and from the
investing public, Brian generated some extra "income" through false charges.

	First FNN charged UPI $29 million to use a technology called the
"vertical blanking interval".  Next FNN charged another Infotechnology-
related company called Institutional Research Network (IRN) millions of
dollars (above actual costs) for a news product called FNN:PRO.  Payments
for these charges topped up FNN's income nicely.

	But since neither UPI nor IRN had money to pay for these charges,
the money had to come from somewhere else.  The money came from leasing
and finance companies, who bought broadcast and communications equipment
from two affiliates of FNN, Telecommunications Industries and Micro Research
Industries.  (The equipment either did not exist or was sold to more than one
leasing company at the same time, or was previously sold to customers of the
FNN subsidiary Data Broadcasting Company.) The purchase price of the non-
existent equipment was paid to FNN, who then made lease payments to the
leasing and finance companies.

	The indictment says that Brian also siphoned off $300,000 of the
lease money to himself, by submitting a "bill" to FNN from another company
he controlled, called Alton, Inc.

	If you steal from a thief, can he holler 'Cop!'?  The indictment
says one of the co-conspirators, a fellow named Bolen, caused a fraudulent
$1 million to be paid to the offshore bank account of a company called
Centerpoint, Inc., as a payment to himself.

	One of the more interesting aspects of the Earl Brian indictment is
the date:  June 1994.  The indictment was sat on for more than a year,
while an incredibly corrupt Justice Department prepared its own rebuttal to
Inslaw's Rebuttal to the Bua Report.

	The Justice Department is never in any rush when it's preoccupied
with covering up its own crimes.

			[to be continued]

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Date:     Fri Sep 29, 1995  6:56 pm  CST
From:     snet l
	  EMS: INTERNET / MCI ID: 376-5414

TO:     * David Beiter / MCI ID: 635-1762
Subject:  Media & Whitewater (fwd)

---------- Forwarded message ----------

The Whitewater Story? What Whitewater Story?



By L. Brent Bozell III

  One has to wonder why the national news media -- particularly the
television networks -- that so relished investigating and reporting
any and all allegations against the Reagan administration, no matter
how unfounded, have so pathetically rolled over with this Democratic

   I refer, of course, to the alphabet soup of political scandals
surrounding Bill and Hillary Clinton, the mere mention of which will
cause liberals reading this piece to roll their eyes in disbelief:
There go the conservatives again with their wild conspiracy theories.
Anyone demanding media coverage is excoriated for having a political
"agenda" by a press corps that has no stomach for the story. It is
not only that the media refuse to investigate the past (everything
before Mr. Clinton's election is somehow deemed irrelevant) -- they
are refusing to cover what is unfolding before their very eyes.

   Last week Abner Mikva, President Clinton's third White House
counsel in three years, abruptly resigned after less than a year on
the job. A former member of Congress and former chief judge of the
U.S. Court of Appeals in Washington, Mr. Mikva had told the Washington
Times earlier that he would remain at least through the end of the
president's first term. Eleven months later he announces, "I'm
running out of gas," and is gone.

   The national news media accepted that explanation without
reservation. Brief stories announcing Mr. Mikva's resignation appeared
in all the major dailies (The Wall Street Journal ran a 163-word
report) as well as on CNN and in U.S. News & World Report. ABC,
CBS, NBC, Time and Newsweek didn't bother reporting anything at all.
But something is wrong with taking that explanation at face value.
One week before Mr. Mikva's predecessor, Bernard Nussbaum, had taken
the key documents pertaining to the Travelgate scandal out of Vince
Foster's briefcase after his death and that the White House had
hidden them from investigators for two years, something that Mr.
Mikva would want no part in.

   Is this a reach? Are they two completely different stories
connected only in the twisted minds of conspiracy buffs? Perhaps, and
if that's true it would be correct for the news media to deal with
them separately. But a search of the records shows that none of the
networks devoted a single story on their evening newscasts to the new
Travelgate bombshell; nor did most major newspapers, the Journal
included, cover it as a news story.

   What explains this silence? Let's dig deeper into the excuse file.
How about: This is a very serious accusation and the media would be
irresponsible to run allegations without a formal accusation, no
matter how tangible the evidence may appear. Well, that's certainly a
convenient post-Reagan rewrite of the journalistic rules of
engagement, but for argument's sake let's legitimize that rationale.

   Remember Jean Lewis? She was the lead Resolution Trust Corp.
investigator whose riveting testimony this summer before the
congressional committee investigating Whitewater included a formal
charge that the administration was obstructing justice. Mr. Clinton's
Democratic allies tried to question her credentials, but they were
impeccable; they tried to impugn her motives but found them
unimpeachable. And this wasn't close testimony. It was covered live
by C-SPAN and PBS. What did our hallowed news media think about that?
The networks did one story each, none of them leading the newscasts;
and no network chose to explore this charge with an investigation of
its own. Among the news magazines, there was nothing in U.S. News, a
paragraph in Time and 500 words in Newsweek under the headline "An
End In Sight (Maybe)." Contrast this with the feverish 13-year
investigation of the "October Suprise" nonevent by many of these same

   Let's try another line of defense, the one we hear constantly from
Clinton apologists like Eleanor Clift: The public just doesn't care
about this Whitewater stuff. That may be true, but then again, the
surveys show the public had the same indifference to the Iran-Contra
affair before the infamous hearings. While we're at it, Richard Nixon
was re-elected in the largest electoral landslide in history in the
midst of the Watergate investigation. Does it follow, then, that
these liberal pundits would maintain these stories should not have
been investigated for lack of public interest?

   Or maybe it's because this Whitewater business just isn't
"newsworthy" -- during the hearings this past summer there were more
important news items that simply bumped the scandal off the news
media's radar screen. What earth-shattering events bumped Whitewater
while the hearings were in progress? On Aug. 2, CNN World News
reported nothing on Whitewater but did deem it important to cover a
story on the benefits of soy-based tofu food products; on Aug. 10,
the same network opted not to cover the hearings in favor of stories
like Joe Namath's donation of pantyhose to a Planet Hollywood
restaurant. The Network morning news shows were even worse. These
programs regularly declined to report on the hearings in favor of
more important items like rollerblading technique in New York City;
the art of catching butterflies; women who smoke cigars; and an Elvis
convention in Mississippi.

   No, the principal reason the news media have spiked the Clinton
scandals is their utter disdain for the emerging conservative press,
those Rep. Henry Hyde (R., Ill.) once labeled as "the great unwashed"
in the eyes of the liberal elite in Washington. If Rush Limbaugh &
Co. think it's important, they won't touch it.

   But this story just won't go away and is getting out in spite of
the network news blackout. It is being covered meticulously by the
Washington Times, The American Spectator and on the Journal's
editorial page. A couple of other newspapers deserve an honorable
mention for occasional stories: the Washington Post and Los Angeles

   The most prominent venue for coverage of the continuing Clinton
scandals is, of course, talk radio. Talk show hosts nationwide refuse
to buckle under the  intimidation from the liberal national news
media, and continue to report the story the networks do not want the
public to hear. This helps explain why the talk format is now the
most popular conservatives -- at a time when the mainstream media
(print and network news) are losing audiences. It also explains
why they, along with the aforementioned print outlets, are Public
Enemy No. 1 in the eyes of the ever-more-embattled  Clinton


Mr. Bozell is chairman of the Media Research Center.

* * * END OF DOCUMENT * * *

Date:     Sat Sep 30, 1995 11:49 pm  CST
From:     snet l
	  EMS: INTERNET / MCI ID: 376-5414

TO:     * David Beiter / MCI ID: 635-1762
Subject:  (fwd) vince foster's personal amex charges (fwd)

Since this was not pgp-signed, it could be a clever forgery - but I
expect it is not.

---------- Forwarded message ----------
Date: Sun, 1 Oct 1995 01:21:29 -0400
From: Brad Dolan 
Newgroups: alt.conspiracy
Subject: (fwd) vince foster's personal amex charges

From: Orlin Grabbe 
Newsgroups: alt.conspiracy
Subject: vince foster's personal amex charges
Date: Fri, 29 Sep 95 15:11:52 -0500
Organization: Delphi ( email, 800-695-4005 voice)
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National Research Service, Inc.
P.O.Box 1564
Glenwood, Arkansas 71943
(801) 356-4655

May 8, 1995


SUBJECT:  American Express Charges - Vincent Foster

	The following charges were made to the *personal* American Express
Account of Vincent Foster.  This does not represent a full accounting of all
charges made to this account, but rather the most significant charges, in my
view, that were made from approximately July 1991 through July 1995.

	$1,490  11/18/92        12/07/92AA/SWISSAIR/LIT/CDG/GVA

	$1,260  10/16/91        11/01/91AA/SWISSAIR/LIT/CDG/GVA

	$720    07/01/93        AA/LIT/DCA/DCA/LIT x 2

	$470    07/08/93        AA/LIT/DCA x 1

	$360    06/12/93        AA/LIT/DCA x 1

	$12     06/16/93        BOB OWENS, INC, MANASSAS, VA

	$15     06/17/93        BOB OWENS, INC, MANASSAS, VA

	$570    06/15/93        AA/DCA/LIT/LIT/DCA

	$1,138  07/01/93        WHT HSE TVL OFC, WASH, DC

	$809    07/07/93        CREDIT/07/06/93/TWA/IAD/CDG/CDG/IAD

	$329    07/08/93        CREDIT/07/06/93/SWISSAIR/CDG/GVA/CDG

	$2,378  07/07/93        WHT HSE TVL OFC, WASH, DC

	$27.73  05/08/95        FLOWERS,ETC. HOPE,AR

	Records maintained by American Express that predate 1991 are stored
on microfiche in Fort Launderdale, Florida.



Date:     Thu Oct 05, 1995  8:41 pm  CST
From:     snet l
	  EMS: INTERNET / MCI ID: 376-5414

TO:     * David Beiter / MCI ID: 635-1762
Subject:  part 28: allegations re vince foster, the nsa, and bank spying


	   Allegations Regarding Vince Foster, the NSA, and
		Banking Transactions Spying, Part XXVIII

			  by J. Orlin Grabbe

Dear Vince,

	So you wanna be a nuclear spy?  You say your Swiss account is
running low, and you need some pointers where to find those little intel
tidbits to be sold for salvage?  You know, depending on what's hot in
the market?

	Well, okey dokey. I'll tell you what little I know.  Maybe help you
out a little.  On account of you're such a good friend and all.

	Let's start with SIOP.  That's Single Integrated Operational Plan.
It ties together all military nuclear weapons and all the different regional
plans--you know, the different nuke options of the military commands in
the Atlantic, the Pacific, and Europe.  Britain even has a part.  Well, SIOP
is ESI:  Extremely Senstive Information.  Translation: BIG BUCKS if you can
get a hold of a piece of it.
	Now, Vince, let me explain the problem, so you'll know what's going
on, and where to go to get the good stuff.  Okay?  You think you have
headaches keeping track of money. Well, let me tell you, the military's like
the three, or six, or sixteen different faces of Eve, and they'll all be at
war with each other if they're not careful.  Hell, we might be engaged with
China and they send the signal to the wrong set of missiles, and nuke
Teheran. Or say there's a launch off the Pacific coast, but the early warning
system is down and no one knows what's coming.  Or they see it coming but
they can't get hold of the President who is out whitewater rafting. Or the
helicopter arrives at the White House from Quantico to whisk the Prez to
Andrews Air Force Base, where the flying command post awaits, and the Secret
Service shots the chopper down (which they almost did in an exercise).  Or
the Prez gives the authorization to RE-TAL-I-ATE, but he can't communicate
with his forces to set anything in motion.

	See, we got us an ORGANIZATIONAL problem here. Suppose'n we go to
war.  You got the White House Situation Room, down underground, below the
Oval Office. You got the National Military Command Center (NMCC) in the
Pentagon, third floor.  You got the alternative NMCC buried in Raven Rock,
Pennsylvania (8 miles from Camp David), in case the first one's f**ked up
(more than normal, I mean). You got the SAC underground command post at
Offutt Air Force base near Omaha, Nebraska. You got the NORAD underground
command post inside Cheyenne Mountain in Colorado. Talk about moles!  These
here outfits have gotta TALK and gotta SEE!  See what I mean?

	Then you got your airborne commands. They gotta talk, see, and EVADE
no matter WHERE they are.  There's "Nightwatch".  That's the National
Emergency Airborne Command--a flying nest for the President, Joint Chiefs of
Staff, and Commander of the Strategic Air Command (with room for a few
hookers to relieve the tension) to give orders and preside over the end of
civilization as we know it. (They can fire the land-based missiles using the
Airborne Launch Control System.) Then you got "Cover All", or whatever
they call it now, the flying command post of the Strategic Air Command with
the Post Attack Command and Control System (PACCS) (and we hope SAC number
two still takes orders from number one, who is flying around with the Prez).
Then you got your little sub units: "Blue Eagle" Pacific Command, "Scope
Light" Atlantic Command, "Silk Purse" European Command.  The names and
details may change from time to time (hint: more bucks).

	Then you got all your side shows, like JEEP, the Joint Emergency
Action Plan.  That's a plan for evacuating a select number of government
and military people, the chosen few, the ELECT, who get RAPTURED AWAY to a
place of safety in case of nuclear war, some to Raven Rock, others to the
"Special Facility" at Mt. Weather in Virginia.  That's so they'll be around
to populate a post-nuke nation.  It'll be a millennial golden age of LAWYERS
and GENERALS.  You remember me telling you about Hassan i-Sabah, the
"old man of the mountains", the leader of the assassins? How he used to
indoctrinate his followers, showing them a vision of Paradise, where he
would get them blissed out on hashish, and they would wake up in a garden
with fruit trees, and flowing brooks, and whoreys attending to their every
need (I think they spelled it "horis" back then)?  And then they would be
willing to die to get back to Paradise?  Well, here in the old U. S. of A.
some of the chosen few get to spend some time each year in the BOHEMIAN

	Just a little aside.  A friend of mine used to have a job inspecting
the stored food down in one of those FEMA hideaway places--the "National
Warning Center" down in Olney, Maryland. You know, FEMA, Federal Emergency
Management Agency? She told me they had cans of powdered instant SPINACH
OMELET.  And the johns were on SPRINGS, so a person sitting on the toilet at
the time of a direct nuclear hit wouldn't bust their buns! (I guess there was
an anticipation some of the people they would stick in these FEMA hidey holes
were full of shit.) But we are getting off topic...

	Okay.  So you got a little COMMUNICATION problem.  A little
CO-ORDINATION problem.  That's where *C3I* comes in.  You say that
"SEE cubed EYE".  That stands for COMMAND, CONTROL, COMMUNICATION, and
INTELLIGENCE.  C3I is the thread that patches the SIOP together.  It's the
glue that keep the nuclear pasties where they oughta be!  (C4I adds Counter-
measures to the list.) Very important: lotssa stuff to steal here.  This is
about computers, satellites, phones, and radios.  (The Mitre Corp's big in
this area.  You may know about them, since they're also getting into
electronic cash these days.)  C3I basically started with David Packard who
saw that military communications weren't worth beans.  He also initiated
those flying Presidential command posts, using modified Boeing planes.

	Well, he departed in 1971.  Five years later, after the ever idiotic
Pentagon had gone out and bought a $100 million worth of Honeywell computers
that weren't even intended to operate in on-line mode (on-line's important
for a communication system, don't you think?), an official in the Defense
Communication Agency reported that the system was crashing on average once
every 35 minutes.  ("Sorry, Mr. President, we would like to send that 1
megaton baby on its way to Moscow, but the damned system's down.  Anyone
call Federal Express yet?")

	Wimex (that the Worldwide Military Command and Control System) didn't
go on line at NORAD until Sept 1979.  And they did a mobilization simulation
("Proud Spirit") the next year, and Wimex fell on its ass, leaving military
commanders in the dark about the readiness of their units for 12 hours.  So
you see, Vincey boy, that national security's all about computers and
communications and co-ordination.  They had military transports landing at
military bases where the troops supposed to get on them hadn't even got the
word to march.  We could have lost the war because we had stupid computers
and stupid programmers.  Those Minutemans with megaton bombs ain't too
scarey on 64k of RAM.

	Another example:  in the older missiles on the Navy's Poseidon
submarine the missile targets would be recorded on 8-inch magnetic disks.
The order to fire would come from an EAM, an Emergency Action Message.
This would be in code and would be compared to the version of the same
thing sitting in the submarine's Red Box.  If they were the same, the message
would be considered authentic and the firing procedure would commence. (The
subs present interesting communication problems, by the way, and besides
the communication stations around the world, you've got the TACAMO planes
flying around, relaying communications to the subs.  You could also use ELF,
extremely low frequency, broadcasts, but that would require antennas hundreds
of miles long.)

	Well, now the Defense Communication Agency (DCA) keeps the President
or his successors (and in the National Command Authority control system
which executes the SIOP, it's the VP, the Secretary of Defense, and the
Chairman of the Joint Chiefs, in that order--not the VP, the Speaker of the
House, the President Pro Tempore of the Senate, etc.--nope, Haig wasn't in
charge after all) in touch with his nuclear forces around the world.  DCA has
hubs at the White House and at Camp David, which is tied right into Raven

	But anyway, computer-wise, let me tell you about three money-making
organizations you want to pay special attention to.  There's NRO, the
National Reconnaisance Organization; NSA, the National Security Agency; and
DMA, the Defense Mapping Agency.  They tell us what's coming (NRO), let us
launch a response (NSA), and help us locate the goddamn target (DMA). Okay?

	NRO is currently much of the nation's eyes and ears--a 24-hour a
day operation.  They're the ones in charge of the spy satellites.  The Air
Force does the actual operation, but NRO is in charge.  NRO's run by a
committee, the National Reconnaissance Executive Committee, chaired by the
CIA director.  That's so the satellite PRETTY PICTURES get shared by
everyone, not just the fly-boys. Since 1992 NRO's been functionally organized
(hint, hint, get specs) but before that there was an Air Force part, based
out in El Segundo, California, that worked on Air Force reconnaisance
satellites and made deals with contracters, a CIA part (they developed the
KH-11 and RHYOLITE satellites), and a Navy part, responsible for the Navy's
ocean surveillance satellites.

	The signals those satellites pick up are processed by the NSA, that
big sprawling place out at Fort George C. Meade, Maryland. They got regional
SIGINT center for the satellite data at Menwith Hill Station in England;
Bad Aibling Station, Germany; Kunia, Oahu, Hawaii; Lackland Air Force Base
Training Annex, San Antonio, TX; Buckley Air National Guard Field, Aurora,
CO; and Fort Gordon, Georgia.

	They also got a big South American listening post in Panama. Remember
those Panama Canal negotiations, which your pal Jackson Stephens had a
financial interest in?  We were listening in on the Panama private chat.
Well, remember old pineapple face, Noriega?  He was spying on our spying.
Paid those NSA boys a regular fee to bring him tapes and computer printouts.
(Your modern DIC-TA-TOR-SHIP ain't what it used to be.  Castro's got a big
computer room in the Palace of the Revolution. I tell you, there's more to
controlling a country than just the occasional photography session cuttin'
down sugar cane with a machette in the hot sun.)
	Anyway, NSA develops secure voice and data transmission links on
the Defense Satellite Communication System (DSCS) and the Satellite Data
System (SDS).  They are also responsible for communications security with
respect to strategic weapons systems such as the Minuteman missile.  That's
to prevent UN-AUTHOR-IZED access or interference or jamming. (There's a
special message category called a NUCFLASH, which is notification of the
unauthorized launch of nuclear weapons.  Wonder why they have it?)  Targets
can be changed by inputting a new set of numbers in the missile's memory.

	Virtual bugs can be serious.  A few years ago a hacker kid got into
Pentagon computers, and came pretty close to causing a nuclear EVENT, and
they bumped his old man's ass right out of there.  And back in November 1979,
a computer technician accidentally fed a training tape that simulated a
missile raid against the U.S. into the live NORAD early warning system.

	Now get this:  the NSA develops the codes by which the President
must identify himself to authorize a nuclear strike.  You know the
*Football*?  That's the black briefcase carried by the military Presidential
shadow.  It contains the Gold Codes (the Presidential instructions to
authorize the release of nuclear weapons), the SIOP attack options, and a
decision book. The Gold Codes are changed daily, one set going to the White
House for the Football, and simultaneously to nuclear command posts around
the world.  The attack options are just subsets of potential targets.  For
example, SIOP-5D, which came out in 1980, identified 40,000 potential
targets, and gave the President Limited Attack Options, Selected Attack
Options, Major Attack Options, and Regional Nuclear Options.  There were
also two special categories: a pre-emptive strike against the Russkies, and
LOW (Lauch on Warning) or LAU (Lauch Under Attack).

	Wonder who is on the list now?  If you're looking to find out, watch
out for the two-man rule: no one person is supposed to have access to nuclear
weapons and release codes and such, so you may need an accomplice, depending
on what you're fixin' to do.  Hell, the President can't even open the
Football--only the Director of the Military Office, the warrant officers,
and the military aides have the combo.

	The NSA put out the *National COMSEC Plan for Space Systems and
Nuclear Weapons Systems* back in 1982.  This has been updated, I guarantee
you, and you can get good cash for the latest version.

	Now, under W Group in the NSA's Directorate of Operations is the
Defense Special Missile and Astronautics Center (DEFSMAC).  That's a joint
DIA-NSA operation, which is the principal body of men and women who keep
minute-by-minute track of threats to the U. S. of A. from missiles, aircraft,
and other types of overt military activity.  Anything you can get on them
might give your enterprising enemy nation good ideas how to muck up their
operation.  (What do you care?  You got one of them JEEP-1 cards, don'tcha?)
Their stuff goes everywhere: CIA, White House Situation Room, whatnot.

	Remember when Russians weren't even allowed to visit Dallas, Texas,
on account of all the surrounding defense electronics?  Well, one of the
reasons has to do with E-Systems, which does a lot of NSA's computer software
and hardware.  (They developed that little *Herf gun*, you know, the one
that can take out a plane's guidance and control system?  The pilot finds
himself pulling levers and pushing buttons, and nothing responds.  Deadly
mother.  Good for causing plane crashes.) You already probably know a lot
about them, because of their relationship to Systematics.  The NSA's got
some new computers coming on.  Try to get the operating system or anything
like that.

	The Defense Mapping Agency gets things contoured out so as the
missiles can find the target.  Once upon a time SIOP was just a set of black
lines, all converging at Moscow, on the big map of the Soviet Union that
Curtis LeMay used to have. To get there, each SAC plane would carry the best
maps of their target, most of them pre-WW2 jobs not worth shit. Hell, back
in 1941 RAF bombers had problems getting their bombs to within a five mile
radius of the target.  Not very PRE-CISE.  (Bombs made one of them Poisson
distributions around target:  read *Gravity's Rainbow*.)

	Well, we still got that same precision problem. You saw that video
they played over and over the in Gulf War?  That bomb dropping down the
smokestack of a factory?  Don't you believe the BS for a minute. Seventy-five
percent of those bombs went astray.  As for enemy terrain, we didn't know
diddly-squat about the Soviet Union until the CIA got the word to do a high-
altitude plane, and they got Lockheed to turn out the U-2 in record time. It
could fly at 70,000 feet. But tough on the pilot: two hours of pure oxygen
so he wouldn't get the bends, and a diet of steak and eggs because there
weren't any toilet facilities. Later the Joint Chiefs acquired control of
the spy planes like SR-71 and RC-135, and signals were processed by the
NSA and photos by the CIA.

	But satellites, not spy planes, map most of it now, and the contours
of the target terrain are stored in the missile's computer so it will know
when it has reached target.  You know, like a gif file with all the naughty
bits, where the computer matches pixel against pixel until it knows it's
arrived on target and there's a great nuclear orgasm.  (No way to avoid
digital because a few high altitude nukes will send out an EMP, an
electromagnetic pulse, that will wipe out the Global Positioning System.)

	Now, never forget, Vincey boy, there's always a ready market for
plutonium.  You know, the stuff they put in the bombs to make them go BOOM?
Well, now, all the nuclear facilities are guarded by a little outfit called
the Wackenhut Corporation.  Ed Meese came in and said, How my friends gonna
make any money if the Marines do the job?  Hell, we all know each Marine
comes with two PR agents, so we'll let one Wacky Hutterite do the job of
three.  So it was, and now we're all getting rich, because those Wacky
Hutterites are as entrepreneurial as hell.

	Or similar products.  Remember how in the early 80s just when you
were getting into the laundry business, they decided it was important to
keep both Iran and Iraq equally armed, so no one would win the war?  Well,
Iraq was about to get its ass kicked, so we made a crash program to help the
Iraqis.  (In the Iran-Contra hearings even Ollie North said the coverup was
itself a coverup. Because it wasn't Iran we were mostly dealing with, it was

	Now you know Ihsan Barbouti, the Iraqi architect who has that
engineering firm in Frankfurt and who came over here with a contract to
build Iraqi airfields?  Well he invested in TK-7 of Oklahoma City, Pipeline
Recovery Systems of Dallas, and Product Ingredient Technology of Boca
Raton.  Want to know why?  TK-7 makes a fuel additive that can extend
the range of SCUD missiles and jet aircraft.  Pipeline Recovery coats pipes
so they're usable in nuclear reactors and chemical-weapons plants.  And
Product Ingredient Technology makes cherry flavoring.  (Gotcha there,
didn't I?)  Ferric ferrocyanide is a by-product of cherry flavoring, and can
be used to make hydrogen cyanide, a nice poison gas for the Kurds and whey.

	Well, guess who got the contract to covertly deliver all this stuff
to Iraq?  Wackenhut, naturally.  (Those boys are famous out here in Nevada,
on account of guarding Area 51 and such like research facilities.  It's a
weird scene out here.  Between Reno and Las Vegas off highway 95 they got
the *Naval Undersea Warfare Center*.  In the middle of the desert!  It's
a nuclear bunker for nuclear-armed torpedos and such.  If that mother ever
goes up, it'll leave the nearby town of Hawthorne flat as a Dow Corning
breast implant.  They'll be breathing Hawthorne molecules from here to

	If you find all this nuclear stuff too confusing, you might try
stealing a copy of the *President's Daily Brief* which covers the most
significant information from the previous day, including info from the
nation's most sensitive sources.  I'm sure your better-financed enemy
nation will pay top dollar for a copy passed along daily.

	Whatever you do, don't get any legal advice from the NSA.

Your friend,

Har Meggido

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Subject:  (fwd) FosterGate and More... from "Intelligence" #271 (fwd)

	   INTELLIGENCE Online, Electronic Edition
		   #271, 11 September 1995

Copyright ADI 1995, reproduction in any form forbidden without
explicit authorization from the ADI.  A one year subscription
(23 issues) is US $280.


     Conspiracy theorists were already having a heyday with
mysteries surrounding the 20 July 1993 death of White House
Deputy Counsel Vincent Foster.  Now, recent Washington press
reports are slowly forcing the issue on the mainstream media
and calling for a serious investigation of the ties Foster may
have had with major, even strategic, U.S. secret operations.
The day before his death, Foster and his wife met with Webb
Hubbell and his wife.  At the time, Hubbell was number three
man at the Justice Department.  Foster was dead the next day,
but had a personal meeting scheduled the following day with his
long time close friend, President Bill Clinton.  Immediately
after Foster's death, his associates began talking about
suicide before they had even checked out his office or done
routine examinations for evidence.

     The sensitivity of the subject can be measured by the fact
that four established Washington reporters "have been fired or
threatened with firing, or worse, in the last few days for
writing about Foster", according to Sarah McClendon in her 31
July 1995 "Washington Report".  Those reporters are McClendon
herself who had her newsletter dropped from a lucrative AT&T-
controlled electronic news service, Paul Rodriguez of "Insight"
who was told by a Pentagon official to "lay off this story",
Anthony Kimery who was summarily fired as editor of a Thomson
company financial publication, and, above all, Jim Norman, a
senior editor of "Forbes" who was sacked after the Foster
article he prepared for "Forbes", which was spiked, finally
appeared in "Media Bypass".  Norman attributes the spiking of
his Forbes article to Reagan administration defense secretary,
Caspar Weinberger, who is Forbes' publisher emeritus and
possibly privy to several intelligence operations that the
Foster case threatens to unveil.

     It was Norman who first discovered that Foster was under
investigation for spying for Israel and had one or more Swiss
bank accounts involved with financing American covert
operations.  According to Norman, Foster worked as a legal
adviser and go-between for the Arkansas computer company
Systematics (now Alltel Information Services) and the American
intelligence community.  In that capacity, Foster developed
ties with the NSA and the CIA.  Systematics, founded by Jackson
Stephens, had become involved in selling, installing and
supporting customized banking and management software, and,
according to Norman, bugged copies of PROMIS programs,
reportedly stolen by the Reagan administration Justice
Department from the Inslaw company, were among its products.
If this is true, it would mean Systematics, and therefore
Foster, was involved in a major strategic NSA-CIA operation to
penetrate major banks and foreign intelligence services by
having bugged versions of PROMIS installed by credible computer
experts.  Indeed, in an interview, Norman called Foster "an
interface person between the NSA and Systematics (...) He was
one of Jackson Stephens' trusted 'deal guys'" at the Rose Law
Firm for which Foster officially worked.  His name never
appeared as an employee of Systematics, according to Norman.

     In 1979, Stephens, originally an investment banker, served
as the front man for a group of Arab backers of the BCCI when
it wanted to buy ownership of a major Washington-based bank,
Financial General Bankshares.  The Security and Exchange
Commission (SEC) carried out an investigation and blocked the
takeover.  This attempt confirmed, for Norman, intelligence
community rumors that Systematics was "shuffling covert money"
among the many small American banks from which it had obtained
computer service contracts.  Such a network was used to finance
the Reagan administration's Irangate-Contragate operations and
may well be tied to the sudden and strange failure a few years
ago of many small Savings & Loan banks in the United States.

     COMMENT  -  Foster was known to have made one-day trips to
Switzerland, likely to service secret bank accounts associated
with his intelligence community-Systematics activities.
According to Norman, these accounts were "raided and deleted"
by a secret CIA team of computer specialists called the "Fifth
Column" not long after this team had managed to supposedly
penetrate the data bases of Israeli Mossad foreign intelligence
and found the name of Foster among those of Israeli agents.
This part of Norman's story is not only farfetched, but
impossible:  no modern intelligence service has the names of
its agents on a computer physically connected to an outside
network.  It also seems extremely unlikely that Swiss banks
would permit a "sensitive" account to be deleted electronically
without direct confirmation by the account owner.  However,
these weaknesses in Norman's story should not discredit the
story or to justify a refusal to investigate Norman's other
allegations concerning Foster's activities.


U.S.A. - Waco, U.S. Army & British SAS.

When Congressional hearings into the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and
Firearms (BTF) and FBI's 1993 siege and assault of the Branch
Davidian sect in Waco, Texas, began in July, there was
immediate confrontation regarding possible violation of the
Posse Comitatus Act which forbids the military from pursuing
civilians.  Assistant Secretary of Defense for Low-Intensity
Conflict, H. Allen Holmes, made an explosive statement by
saying two members of the British SAS were present at Waco.
The Pentagon has officially replied that SAS members were not
at Waco "as a result of any association with the Department of
Defense", a statement which tends to confirm that SAS members
were at Waco on the behalf of Justice.  The Department of
Justice has not responded to these accusations.


USA: - So FAST You Haven't Heard About Them.

Everyone has heard about the U.S. Navy SEALs and their exploits.
But there is one company working with the Navy that's so quick
and efficient that they don't make the news:  the 330-man Fleet
Anti-terrorism Security Team (FAST).  Officially based at
Norfolk, Virginia, it is part of the 3,600-man Marine Security
Forces commanded by Colonel William Parrish.  Captain Frank
Donovan commands this company of "most deadly multiweapon
small-arms marksmen in the Marine Corps" who are on 48-hour
deployment notice.  The Forces were ambushed five times in
Somalia but there were no wounded and no killed.  Earlier this
year, Cuban refugees rioted in Panama.  The Forces, with FAST
members, arrived and moved the Cubans back to Guantanamo Bay,
Cuba, without much notice or disturbance.  The Forces have five
known bases abroad:  Keflavik, Iceland; London, England;
Naples, Italy; Rota, Spain; and Souda Bay, Greece.  The FAST
company can be flown rapidly into any of these bases or on to
any aircraft carrier which usually has its own Forces groups.

Date:     Thu Oct 12, 1995  2:17 pm  CST
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Subject:  part 29: vince foster


	   Allegations Regarding Vince Foster, the NSA, and
		Banking Transactions Spying, Part XXIX

			  by J. Orlin Grabbe

	1.  The difference between Chris Ruddy and Mike Wallace is that
Chris Ruddy is a hard-working reporter who wants to get at the facts,
while Mike Wallace is a geriatric hatchet-man who apparently didn't recall
that Ft. Marcy Park had been closed for weeks in an on-going investigation
into the death of Vince Foster.

	2.  CBS implied the carpet fibers on Foster's clothes were the
result of Foster's new carpet.  Are we to also infer that the semen stains
were the result of Foster's new girlfriend?

	3.  Meanwhile there is another conspiracy theory going around:
Critics of the Clinton administration are inspired by *Satan*.  Perhaps
we'll have a national witch-hunt with Mike Wallace playing the role of
Grand Inquisitor.

	4.  One of the functions served by the largely irrelevant debates
regarding the evidential discrepancies at Ft. Marcy Park is to prevent the
asking of questions with respect to the larger picture; namely, What was
Vince Foster involved in that lead to his death? Who killed him? and Why?
No, it is much, much safer that we spend countless days focused on the
burning issue of whether Vince Foster was left- or right-handed.

	5.  One of these omitted larger questions concerns the relationship
of Vince Foster to Clinton's financial backer Jackson Stephens, and to the
latter's role in money-laundering and drugs-for-arms deals. Jackson Stephens
is the Little Rock billionaire who has held substantial interest in Worthen
National Bank as well as in Stephens Inc., one of the largest privately owned
investment banks outside Wall Street.  Worthen gave the Clinton campaign a
$3.5 million dollar line of credit.

	6. Crucial parts of the Arkansas laundry were created when Stephens
married his political connections in Panama and Washington to his Little Rock
financial institutions and his Little Rock software firm Systematics.

	7. It began when Stephens helped bring BCCI (the Bank of Credit
and Commerce International) to America.  The details of this story are
important, because it represents the beginnings of a cozy relationship
between Jackson Stephens, Hillary Rodham Clinton, Webster Hubbell, Bert
Lance, Systematics, Vince Foster, and BCCI.

	Stephens, a 1946 Naval Academy graduate, had joined with William
Middendorf II (Secretary of the Navy under Nixon and Ford) in April 1977 to
acquire Financial General, a Washington D.C.-based bank with headquarters a
block from the White House.

	"Some people might think it is important to know about the
outstanding loans and balances of Government officials," a Washington
banking executive noted at the time.

	Stephens then sent salesmen from Systematics to talk to Middendorf
about providing banking software for Financial General. When these salesmen
were firmly rejected, Stephens decided to wrest control of the bank from
Middendorf. To do so he solicited the help of Bert Lance, Jimmy Carter's
Director of the Office of Management and Budget. Lance knew the executives
at Financial General, because they had sold him controlling interest in the
National Bank of Georgia in 1975.

	Stephens himself had met Lance through President Carter, his old
roommate from Naval Academy days.

	In November 1977, Stephens introduced Lance to BCCI founder Agha
Hasan Abedi, and Abedi in turn introduced Lance to investor Gaith Pharaon.
Pharaon, acting on behalf of Abedi, proceeded to acquire the stock of Bert
Lance's National Bank of Georgia, a deal consummated on January 5, 1978, a
day after Lance's $3.4 million loan from the First National Bank of Chicago
was repaid by BCCI London.
	Lance then joined with Jackson Stephens to help BCCI take over
Financial General.  A Financial General lawsuit filed on February 17 named
"Bert Lance, Bank of  Credit & Commerce International, Agha Hasan Abedi,
Eugene J. Metzger, Jackson Stephens, Stephens Inc., Systematics Inc. and
John Does numbers 1 through 25."

	8.  In that law-suit, Systematics was represented by C.J. Giroir,
Webster Hubbell, and Hillary Rodham Clinton of the Rose Law Firm. Vince
Foster would later tell the *American Lawyer* that Hillary Clinton did all
the intellectual property work for Systematics.

	Part of this "intellectual property" would involve a banking-
transaction software system based on the stolen PROMIS software.  A
telecommunications back-door to the PROMIS software was introduced by
Michael Riconosciuto, now in prison, but then Director of Research for a
Wackenhut Corp.-Cabazon Indian Reservation joint venture. In an affidavit,
Riconosciuto says the copy of the PROMIS software he received was given to
Wackenhut by Justice Dept. official Peter Videnieks. Earl Brian, acting
through Wackenhut, then gave it to Riconosciuto.

	Earl Brian, who later sold the same software to Iraq using the
arms dealer Carlos Cardoen as an intermediary, will undoubtedly have some-
thing to say about all this, as he has been indicted in California for
fraudulent lease transactions undertaken while he was head of Financial
News Network, United Press International, and Infotechnology.

	9.  In the same Financial General lawsuit, Bert Lance's attorney
was Robert Altman, who later became President of the bank when it was
finally taken over.  Altman's mentor Clark Clifford (the former Defense
Secretary under Lyndon Johnson) who also acted as BCCI's attorney became
the bank's Chairman.

	10.  The Financial General takeover attempt did not succeed right
away. In another lawsuit, one filed March 18, 1978, the Securities and
Exchange Commission charged Bert Lance with violations of federal security
laws, and BCCI's application to purchase Financial General Bankshares was

	Abedi then formed a new takeover vehicle called Credit and Commerce
American Holdings (CCAH), based in the Netherlands Antilles.  The largest
investor in CCAH was Kamal Adham (the former head of Saudi Arabian
intelligence), who put up $13 million of his own money  On October 19, 1978,
CCAH filed for approval with the Federal Reserve to purchase Financial
General.  This application was dismissed on February 16, 1979, due to
opposition from Financial General's Maryland subsidiary, but a new
application was submitted later.

	The Federal Reserve finally approved the purchase in on April 19,
1982, and BCCI renamed the bank "First American" three months later. The head
of Bank Supervision at the Federal Reserve when BCCI's purchase was approved
was Jack Ryan, who later became head of the Resolution Trust Corporation, in
which role he would deny Rep. Leach's requests for documents related to
Madison Guaranty, the Whitewater thrift.

	11.  BCCI was the center of a global laundry and a conduit for
transactions involving arms, drugs, and nuclear technology.

	Firstly, BCCI had the motive. BCCI founder Abedi was committed to
the development of an Islamic atomic bomb, even donating 500 million rupees
for the creation of Pakistan's Gulam Ishaq Research Institute for nuclear
development.  (BCCI paid the lawyer for Dr. Abdul Qader Khan, head of
Pakistan's nuclear program, who a Dutch court convicted in 1983 of stealing
the blueprints for a uranium enrichment factory. Three Pakistanis indicted
in Houston in 1984 had tried to buy nuclear triggers using BCCI gold.  A
Pakistani-born Canadian, indicted in Philadelphia in 1987 for conspiracy to
export restricted specialty steel and metal to enhance nuclear explosions,
paid for the materials through BCCI Toronto. Etc.)

       Secondly, BCCI had the right political connections. BCCI-founder Abedi
got Jimmy Carter to publicize BCCI to heads of state around the world. Abedi
made his personal 727 jet available to Carter, and accompanied the former
President to Thailand, Tibet, Hong Kong, and the Soviet Union, among other
places.  Carter introduced Abedi to many heads of state, from Deng Xiaoping
in China to James Callahan in the U.K.  Abedi donated a half million dollars
to establish the Carter presidential library, and a public policy institute
at Emory university.
	Thirdly, BCCI had the right intelligence connections.  Kamal Adham,
who became the lead frontman in BCCI's takeover of First American, had also
been the CIA's principal liaison for the entire Middle East from the mid-
1960's through 1979.  The CIA utilized BCCI for its own payments.  For
example, Manuel Noriega, who was recruited by the U.S. Defense Intelligence
Agency in 1959, who went on the CIA payroll in 1967, and who became head of
Panamanian military intelligence in 1968, was paid through the Panamanian
branch of BCCI. The CIA also used BCCI branches in Pakistan to launder
payments to the Afghan rebels, and Pakistani officials used the same bank to
launder heroin profits.

	Fourthly, BCCI had the right U.S. financial connections.  Jackson
Stephens would later capitalize on the $100,000 donations he made to the
1988 campaign of George Bush (thereby becoming a member of Bush's
"Team 100"), as well as his friendship with George Bush, Jr., to to get
BCCI involved in funding a lucrative Harken Energy offshore project in
Bahrain.  The money apparently came through the Swiss BCCI subsidiary.

	12.  Stephens' principal motive in bringing BCCI to America was
apparently to connect up his own financial institutions to the global
laundry--not only First American, but those in Little Rock also.  To avoid
the type of SEC scrutiny involved in the Financial General takeover, Webster
Hubbell, who had represented Stephens' software company Systematics, was
employed to draw up the charter for the Arkansas Development Finance
Authority (ADFA). The structure for the laundry was then in place.

	One form of Stephens' laundry worked through front companies set up
by bond broker Don Lasater.  These companies would deposit cash in banks
such as Stephens' Worthen Bank, which would not fill out reporting forms.
In return for this service, the companies would be obligated to buy bonds
issued by the ADFA, and underwritten by Stephens' investment bank Stephens
Inc.  Stephens would thus be compensated for the laundering service in the
form of an investment banking fee.

	The money from the bond issue, meanwhile, would go back to the same
front companies.  That is, in effect the companies bought their own bonds
and paid Stephens a fee for the service.

	The participation of the ADFA, a state government institution,
eliminated SEC scrutiny. ADFA formally issued and "guaranteed" the bonds,
and thus collected a fee in the process.  Some of these fees were translated
into "loans" to the political friends of the Governor of Arkansas, William
Jefferson Clinton, now President of the United States.

	At other times ADFA was itself the core of the laundry.  At the end
of December 1988, for example, the ADFA deposited $50 million in Fuji Bank
in the Cayman Islands.  Fuji Bank subsequently purchased the industrial
development loan of POM, Inc., a parking meter and arms production company
owned by Seth Ward, Webster Hubbell's father-in-law.  Hubbell was also POM's
corporate attorney.

	13.  Jackson Stephens had political connections in Panama, which was
then becoming the banking center for the Colombian cocaine business.  One of
these connections was Gabriel Lewis, the Panamanian Ambassador to Washington
who had negotiated the Panama Canal Treaty.  Another was Manuel Noriega, the
head of G-2 (Panamanian military intelligence) who made a deal with the
Medellin cocaine cartel.

	Stephens was the banker for Gabriel Lewis, who had gotten very rich
after he created corrugated banana boxes. Gabriel Lewis' seaside home on
Contadora Island, which Lewis then owned, was the site where Canal negotiator
Ellsworth Bunker was told in August 1974 that Panama would re-establish
diplomatic relations with Cuba.  Later the exiled Shah of Iran stayed at
Lewis' home from December 1979 to March 1980, while Manuel Noriega provided
for the Shah's security. (In his book *Crisis*, Hamilton Jordan tells how he
tried to use Gabriel Lewis to help establish contact with the Iranians in
the Iran-hostage crisis.)

	Contadora Island would later become a conduit for drug shipments.
One of Noriega's pilots, Cesar Rodriquez, became manager of Contadora
Island's airline, and would appear at his club atop the Bank of Boston
building with suitcases full of $100 bills.  Rodriquez told marijuana
smuggler Steven Michael Kalish, who wanted to bring $100 million in cash
to Panama (whose currency is the U.S. dollar), to use the services of the
Panamanian branch of BCCI, which handled both Rodriquez's and Noriega's

	In 1982 Noriega had helped negotiate a truce between the Castro-
backed M-19 in Columbia and the beginnings of the Medellin cartel.  In
subsequent coke shipments through Panama, another Noriega pilot Floyd Carlton
Caceres would receive $400 per kilo, while Noriega would receive $100,000 to
$200,000 per flight. But Noriega kept raising the transshipment price charged
to the cartel under Pablo Escobar.

	The feud escalated until in May 1984, Noriega let Escobar's new
cocaine processing plant at Darien be destroyed (which also won him points
with the Americans). Noriega, hiding out in Paris, then sent his political
strategist Jose Blandon to talk to Castro, who mediated a settlement between
Medellin and Noriega.

	Subsequently Noriega closed a Panamanian bank for money laundering,
because it was owned by a member of the Cali cartel--a Medellin competitor.
Noriega also helped out the Medellin cartel by arresting or informing on
Cali drug dealers to the DEA (whom effectively served as Noriega's private
enforcer). The DEA publicly praised Noriega for helping shut down the
Roberto Suarez Bolivian operation--another Medellin competitor.

	14.  The drug-arms-money laundering connection between Panama and
Arkansas was apparently first cemented in the "Iran"-Contra dealings.
Both Panama and Arkansas were used by Oliver North as transshipment points
for money and arms to the Contras.

       (The word "Iran" is in quotes since it was Iraq, not Iran, that the
U.S. was mostly dealing with.  Even Ollie North said "the coverup is itself
a coverup", because the focus of the later Walsh investigation into the minor
dealings with Iran obscured the major dealings with Iraq.  The outbreak of
the Iran-Iraq war in 1980 caused great intelligence concern after the Reagan
administration took office, because Iraq appeared in danger of losing the
war.  It became U.S. policy to assist Iraq.  Those who sold arms and also
nuclear technology to Iraq found the business very lucrative, and would
continue the process after U.S. official policy changed.)

	By 1983, two years after the death of Omar Torrijos, Manuel Noriega
had outmaneuvered three higher ranking Colonels to became head of the
National Guard, which he renamed the Panamanian Defense Forces at the
suggestion of Israeli Michael Harari.  Hararai, formerly high in the Mossad,
had been demoted for assassinating the wrong "terrorist".  He showed up in
Panama and grew close to Torrijos by mediating between him and his Jewish
father-in-law.  Harari assisted Noreiga's G-2 in developing sophisticated
electronic surveillance techniques.  After Noriega's older brother and
closest advisor Luis Carlos died in early 1984, Noriega began to call Harari
his "mentor".

	Harari's participation ensured that Israel got a piece of Ollie
North's action.  By December 1983 the Israelis had begun using a Panamanian
CIA front company, IFMA Management Company, to funnel support to the Contras.
Harari would later boast of his friendship with Donald Gregg, George Bush's
national security advisor.

	In October 1984 the Boland amendment was extended to say no U.S.
intelligence organization could spend money to support the Contras.  Bill
Casey and Oliver North decided the White House was exempt, and North through
Richard Secord set up a secret Contra account in Credit Suisse, Geneva,
called Lake Resources.  Similarly, Noriega's Geneva lawyer and business
associate, Juan Bautista Castillero, set up a Contra aid front company called
Udall Research Company.  (Noriega and his political advisor Jose Blandon
advised North that the Nicaraguan "Southern Front" are really "cafe
guerillas", more interested in doing business and sleeping with prostitutes
than in fighting, but North ignored their advice.)
	15.  According to what *Money Laundering Bulletin* calls "The
Greatest Story Never Told", an "archive of more than 2000 documents. . .
allege that western Arkansas was a centre of international drug smuggling in
the early 1980s--perhaps even the headquarters of the biggest drug
trafficking operation of all time" (March 1995).
	The degree of Bill Clinton's knowledge of, and participation in,
this operation is not always clear.  Certainly CIA secrecy is not in itself
sufficient to defend a supposed lack of knowledge on Clinton's part.
Clinton was recruited into the CIA by Cord Meyer while Clinton was a student
in London. This itself gave him a somewhat symbiotic relationship with George
Bush, both while Bush was CIA director and later while Bush was Vice

	According to R. Emmett Tyrrell, Jr., (in the October 1995 *American
Spectator*), Arkansas state trooper L.D. Brown, after taking a return flight
with Barry Seal carrying cocaine and money from Central America to Mena,
reported the details to Governor Clinton, who said, "That's Lasater's deal,
that's Lasater's deal, and your buddy [or "hero"] Bush knows about it."

	One CIA source who was watching Clinton's closely in the early 80's
is ambiguous as to how much Bill Clinton knew about the details of the Mena
operation, but is somewhat more certain as to Hillary's knowledge (although
Hillary was not a CIA agent, she had reliable information through the Rose
Law Firm, and her own informants among the State Police), and confirms that
Vince Foster was helping launder money at the time.  He denies, however,
that Foster was then involved in espionage.  "That came later," he says.

	16.  Another thing that came later was the BCCI-financed arming of
Iraq.  What began as a simple U.S. strategy to maintain a balance of power
between Iran and Iraq, turned into a vast money-making enterprise involving
the sale of U.S. nuclear technology and nuclear secrets to both Iraq and
Israel.  In particular, the participation of Jackson Stephens and Hillary
Clinton in the Pittsburgh-based nuclear network, along with the
entrepreneurial (and deadly) activities of the Wackenhut Corporation, would
eventually result in the untimely death of Vince Foster.

			[to be continued]

Date:     Tue Oct 17, 1995  5:40 pm  CST
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	   Allegations Regarding Vince Foster, the NSA, and
		Banking Transactions Spying, Part XXX

			  by J. Orlin Grabbe

	What do the Mena, Arkansas, and Fire Lakes, Nevada, airfields have
in common? The answer is they were both secure facilities run by the highly
classified National Programs Office (NPO).  Other facilities were located at
Joppa, Missouri, and Iron Mountain, Texas.

	President Ronald Reagan appointed Oliver North as the secret head
of this secret organization, and sometime in 1983, the NPO, which is
organizationally part of the National Security Agency (NSA), became the
effective administrator of a covert plan called Operation Black Eagle.

	Operation Black Eagle became a network of 5000 people who made
possible the export of arms in the direction of Central America, and the
import of drugs from the same direction.  According to Navy Lt. Commander
Alexander Martin (ret.), he, as an assistant to Major General Richard Secord,
worked closely with Oliver North, Richard Secord, Felix Rodriquez, and
Jeb Bush (son of Vice-President Bush) in the operation.  Different aspects
of Black Eagle were consolidated under the office of the Vice President.

	Martin himself admits to setting up fraudulent paper "investment
projects" through which the wealthy could donate money to the Contra cause.
They would "invest" in projects that didn't exist, and write off the investment
on a two-for-one basis.

	But it is estimated that only 3 (three) percent of the money actually
found its way into the hands of the Contras.  The rest of the money was
diverted to other purposes, and some of it still exists, stashed away in
hidden bank accounts in the U.S. and around the world.

	For the next several years the importation of drugs into the U.S.
was largely a U.S. government monopoly, with the Drug Enforcement Admini-
stration (DEA) acting as the government's enforcer to eliminate any private

	Not everyone who participated in the operation knew the full picture,
nor did they approve of what was going on.  I talked to two pilots who used
to fly in and out of Mena airport, among other places.

	Pilot A was appalled when he found out he was transporting cocaine.
Among other things, this was totally contradictory to an apparent "war on
drugs".  Later on he grew more cynical, as he came to realize that the "war
on drugs" was precisely what made the whole operation so profitable, as well
as serving as a broad strategy for social control.  Later on he was offered
a job transporting cocaine by the producers themselves.

	"It was good money.  They would pay a $100,000 a flight.  They
would send out maybe eight planes at a time, and if only two of them got
shot down, the operation would still be profitable.  So there was some
risk involved."

	But he turned the job down.  "You can't do business with those
people," he said.  "I was used to working in an environment where if you
got into trouble, you kept your mouth shut.  But in that environment if
anyone got into trouble, they would inform on anyone and blab about anything
they knew about.  That was the risk I couldn't take."

	Pilot B let everyone know in no uncertain terms that he wasn't
transporting any drugs, anywhere, at any time.  "They were quite upset with
me for not going along."  One day as he was about to fly out of Mena in
the direction of Florida, he became suspicious of the "equipment" cargo
he was transporting.  He feared that not only was the cargo really cocaine,
but also that he was being set up to be busted because of his unpopular
view of things.  He started prying into one of the wooden crates but was
warned off by Uzi-carrying guards.  So he took off, dumping the entire
cargo (with *was* cocaine) all over the runway in the process, leaving a
white cloud behind him.  He headed East and didn't stop till he arrived at
CIA headquarters to scream at Bill Casey.

	"They still complain about the millions of dollars I cost them,"
he says, unrepentantly.

	Operation Black Eagle was the basis for the diversion that became
known as the "Iran-Contra" affair, a term invented by Attorney General
Ed Meese, and obediently repeated *ad nauseam* by the news media.  The
exposure of the sale of TOW missiles to Iran, which no one really cared about,
was intended to divert the attention of reporters toward the Middle East and
away from the official government importation of drugs into secured NPO

	In addition to facilities such as Mena and Fire Lakes which were
guarded by the Wackenhut Corporation, the operation involved sophisticated
electronics developed by NSA contractor E-Systems of Dallas, Texas, to
create electronic "holes" which would allow planes to cross U.S. borders
without tripping NORAD's Early Warning System.  Or, if need be, to hide a
flight path from U.S. spy satellites.
	The monetary logistics of this operation were overseen in part by
Vince Foster of the Rose Law Firm, using the financial software resources of
Systematics, Jackson Stephen's Little Rock software company. Vince Foster's
"NSA connection" involved an extensive knowledge of the NPO's management of
the flow of men and materials, money and drugs.

	Today no one wants Operation Black Eagle exposed or talked about.
And that's one of the reasons investigations into the death of Vince Foster
have been quashed on every side.  You might call it a massive outbreak of
National Insecurity.

			[to be continued]

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Subject:  part 31: allegations re vince foster, the nsa, and bank spying


	   Allegations Regarding Vince Foster, the NSA, and
		Banking Transactions Spying, Part XXXI
			  by J. Orlin Grabbe

	There is something about the explosive smell of money in Little
Rock's Ozark air that turns a young man's thoughts to suicide.

	But one might have believed John Markle, a PhD economist and son of
the actress Mercedes McCambridge, was sitting on top of the world in 1987.
He had left Salomon Brothers eight years earlier to become the one-man
futures trading operation for Stephens Inc. on East Capitol Street.

	Markle had a lot of money to play with.  He had no position limits,
at least none that he knew about.  "They're at least $800 million, because I
once had that much at risk and nobody stopped me," he told *Forbes* on March
31, 1987.

	He traded exclusively for the house account--essentially for the
personal profit of the two brothers Wilton R. "Witt" and Jackson T. "Jack"
Stephens, the only stockholders in Stephens Group, which controlled an
empire that included the investment bank Stephens Inc., the multibank
holding company Worthen Banking Corp., the Capital Hotel of Little Rock, the
software firm Systematics, the nursing home operator Beverly Enterprises,
the insurance holding company ICH Corp., and (the crown jewel) the natural
gas company Stephens Production Co.

	Witt Stephens, a former Bible saleman, had long controlled Arkansas
politics through a simple mechanism:  those local candidates he didn't
support saw all their funding cut off.  Naturally no local candidate could
afford to be seen taking out-of-state money, assuming it was available.

	But like many of the super-rich, the Stephens brothers were neither
Republican nor Democrat.  Jackson Stephens, who was a major fund-raiser for
Jimmy Carter in 1976 and 1980, would also become one of George Bush's "Team
100" through $100,000 political donations in 1988 and 1992.  The latter was
the year that a Stephens-controlled bank would supply a $3.5 million line of
credit to the campaign of Bill Clinton.

	No, these boys weren't hard-core Democratics. It was Witt Stephens
who started the rumor that Geraldine Ferraro was Benito Mussolini's
grandniece, a stunt he found so entertaining that he repeated it four years
later with a story that Michael Dukakis was Aristotle Onassis' nephew.

	Such international wit was curious for a man who retired weekends to
the family homestead in Prattsville, and boasted that he had left the state
of Arkansas only once in fifteen years.  Witt's brother Jack, on the other
hand, could more likely be found on the 6,000-acre plantation that Jack owned
in Chittlin Switch, Georgia, where he might be joined for a weekend of
hunting by Wal-Mart founder Sam Walton, Oklahoma Govenor Henry Bellmon, or
Joseph Williams, the chairman of Williams Cos., of pipeline and
telecommunications fame.

	Markle, perched in front of his data screens trading futures,
probably didn't know about the monetary flows generated by Operation Black
Eagle and siphoned through the Stephens' financial institutions. He just knew
that the different parts of the Stephens empire--legally administered by the
Rose Law Firm trio of Webster Hubbell, Vince Foster, and Hillary Rodham
Clinton--generated a lot of cash. ("They have so much money it scares you,"
a Merrill Lynch vice president would tell *Time* magazine a few years later.)

	First, there was Beverly Enterprises, the nation's largest nursing
home operator.  As explained by Stephens' executive Jon Jacoby, "In 1968
the Great Society started the nursing home business, and all you had to do
was open the doors and they filled up." That same year Jack bought into a
chain of nursing homes called Leisure Lodges, and took them over in 1975.
Then, after helping Beverly Enterprises avoid a takeover they didn't want,
he sold Leisure Lodges to Beverly in 1978.

	The Stephens brothers then acquired control of Beverly and turned it
into a cash cow.  In 1980 the Stephens sold most of their Beverly stock at a
handsome profit, but retained the real estate from  Leisure Lodges, which was
rented to Beverly, and also contracted to provide data processing services to
Beverly through Jack's software firm Systematics. The Stephens also remained
one of Beverly's primary bankers.

	The Stephens brothers were thus nicely positioned to make out like a
bandit if they could convince some politician to push through a system of
National Health Care, which would provide a built-in government demand for
both health and software services.  The Stephens brothers had always favored
the notion of private enterprise supplemented by government subsidies.

	The Systematics contracts were overseen by Vince Foster and Hillary
Rodham Clinton of the Rose Law Firm.  Systematics provided data processing
services and software to track the flows of money through banks, and the
flows of people and money through the nursing home industry.  Vince and
Hillary represented Systematics in the Jackson Stephens-Bert Lance-BCCI
attempted takeover of First American Bank in 1978.  Hillary also became
self-taught in intellectual property law, important for a software company.
Stephens had even picked up some neat software from Earl "Cash" Brian who
had once been influential at Beverly Enterprises at its Pasadena, California,

	Jack Stephens had purchased 49 percent of Systematics for $400,000 in
1968, and it had since become one of the largest suppliers of retail banking
software. Banking customers could purchase Systematics software to do their
back office data processing (i.e. to transfer money between accounts and
between banks), or they could contract with Systematics to do all their data
processing for them (this was called "outsourcing")--either on the premises,
or at remote locations using telecommunication links.

	The investment bank Stephens Inc. had, with White Weld (now part of
Morgan Stanley) underwritten the initial public offering of Wal-Mart in 1970.
Other public offerings included Tyson Foods (which made about one-half
McDonald's Chicken McNuggets), Beverly Enterprises, and Systematics.  Jack
Stephens had joined the firm in 1946, and was now its Chairman, while his son
Warren was President.

	In 1983 the Stephens brothers had acquired controlling interest in
Arkansas' largest bank holding company, Worthen Banking Corp.  Another major
shareholder in Worthen would be Mochtar Riady, an Indonesian banker closely
connected to President Suharto.  Jackson Stephens met Riady in 1976, when
Riady wanted to buy into an American bank.  Two years later Riady and
Stephens Inc. set up a joint venture, Stephens Finance Ltd., in Hong Kong to
write letters of credit.  Later, in 1983, Stephens and Riady bought Seng Heng
Bank in Macao, and in 1984 they bought the Hong Kong Chinese Bank. Riady also
controlled the Bank of Trade in San Francisco.

	Hong Kong was then the banking center for the heroin trade, just as
Panama was the banking center for the cocaine trade.

	Stephens Link, a customized computer network designed for commercial
banks, was launched in 1986.  It tied together bank branches to Stephens Inc.
trading and clearing operations.  There were computer terminals in eight
states and Panama.  The good citizens of Panama, the home of the Stephens'
friends Gabriel Lewis and Manuel Noriega, could purchase a variety of
Stephens financial services and products without ever having to leave home.

	Finally, there was Stephens Production Co., based in Ft. Smith,
which owned perhaps a trillion cubic feet of natural gas in the Arkoma Basin.
The property, purchased in 1953 for $5.4 million, was now worth at least
a billion dollars.  But the Stephens brothers valued the property at cost,
which led to an understatement of their ranking among the world's wealthiest

	And Markle, the futures trader, could put much of this wealth at
risk, could bet it on the rolls of the market dice.  Markle liked to think he
could predict the future.  He would quote from Michael Talbot's *Beyond the
Quantum*: "The human biological organism possesses the ability to leap into
the future, to actively tap into information about future events and process
that information in the present."

	Luckily, as is often the case, he was spared the vision of his own
demise. He was fired on Friday the 13th (Nov. 1987).  He had been asked, they
said, about an unidentified, out-of-state brokerage account he controlled,
and its relationship to a Stephens corporate account.  Rumors would circulate
saying maybe he was putting profitable trades in the secret account, and
sticking Stephens with the unprofitable ones.  But that's all they were,
rumors.  For Markle himself wasn't talking.

	Three days after Markle was fired, there was a furious thunderstorm
in Little Rock, during which, it is said, John Markle killed his wife, his
two young daughters, and then himself.  And to do the job, he used three
different handguns.  That's what they said.

	Curious deaths, those.  But this was Stephens country, and no one
wanted to ask very many questions.  They found it much safer to talk about
the violent weather.

			[to be continued]

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Date:     Wed Oct 25, 1995  9:13 pm  CST
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TO:     * David Beiter / MCI ID: 635-1762

---------- Forwarded message ----------

from Strategic Investments
For Immediate Release

October 25, 1995

For More Info Contact: Anne Dunne


At a press conference this morning at Washington's Willard Hotel, James Dale
Davidson announced the findings of an international panel of forensic panel
(sic) who examined a copy of a note that was found in Foster's briefcase
shortly after his death.
     The panel of three forensic handwriting experts have determined that the
note is a forgery, and not written by the late Deputy White House Counsel.
     James Dale Davidson, Editor of Strategic Investment, a premier world
financial newsletter, offered the following statement today:

Ladies and Gentlemen, Strategic Investment has asked a forensic panel of
handwriting experts to examine the so-called "suicide" note, said to have
been written by the late Vincent Foster.
     The panel's conclusions were collected over a three month period. Each
panelist worked independently and came to their own conclusions without
     They completed their study with far greater care, thoroughness, and
apparent accuracy than the federal institutions that were intended to protect
us. It is indeed ironic, that Vincent Foster, as the number two lawyer in the
White House and one of the highest ranking law enforcement officials in this
land--would have his own death covered up.
     The fabrication of a "suicide" note by high officials, is just one more
indication that Vincent Foster did not commit suicide.
     With us today are our expert panel whose reports you have copies of, as
well as the torn note, and a set of known documents written by Vincent
     Mr. Reginald E. Alton, from Oxford Univeristy, has flown in for this
conference. He is a world-recognized expert on handwriting and manuscript
authentication. For 30 years he has lectured at Oxford on handwriting, and
has engaged in forensic document examination.
     Recently he ruled on the authenticity of C.S. Lewis's Diaries. He has
been consulted by British police authorities and has testified in British
courts on both criminal and civil matters involving questioned documents.
     He has determined the note to be a forgery.

     Mr. Vincent Scalice, is formerly a homicide expert with the New York
City Police Department. He is a certified Questioned Document Examiner with
the American Board of Forensic Examiners. He has 22 years experience as a
document examiner, and has worked for some of the country's largest
institutions in this capacity, for example Citicorp and Chemical Bank.
     He has determined the note to be a forgery.

     Mr. Ronald Rice has 18 years experience performing civil, criminal and
forensic handwriting examination. He is a consultant to the Massachusetts
Attorney General's office. He has examined documents on a number of
celebrated cases, and recently was asked by CNN to examine notes written by
O.J. Simpson.
     He too has determined the note to be a forgery.

     Three experts--70 years of combined forensic examination
experience--conclude forgery.
     Both the Park Police and later the FBI determined the note to have been
written by Mr. Foster.
     But look more closely. The Capitol Police handwriting expert compared
the so-called Foster note to only one document--which is not in keeping with
a proper and complete examination. We learn today from Mr. Christopher Ruddy,
the reporter from the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, the the Park Police used the
services of [a] Sergeant from the Capitol Police who has never been certified
as a document examiner.
     Later the FBI, and former Special Counsel Robert Fiske reports, found
the note to have been written by Foster, again by comparing it to a single
document and several checks written by Foster. Like so much of the duplicity
in the Fiske report, we learn that the checks proved an inconclusive match to
the note. The FBI violated standard forensic procedures to match the
     Former FBI Director William Sessions has charged that his firing the day
before Foster's death led to a "compromised" investigation into the death.
Political considerations have guided Foster's death investigation from the
beginning. Allegedly, in America, no one is above the law. But the
investigations, by the Park Police, Fiske, and the Beltway insider Kenneth
Starr, show that the law applies differently to different people.
     We at Strategic Investment believe that the evidence in this case
overwhelmingly points to murder. It is a threat to the credibility of
America's justice system that possible obstruction of justice by the Park
Police and the FBI is whitewashed.

Date:     Wed Oct 25, 1995  7:34 pm  CST
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TO:     * David Beiter / MCI ID: 635-1762
Subject:  part 32: allegations re vince foster  , the nsa, and bank spying


	    Allegations Regarding Vince Foster, the NSA, and
		Banking Transactions Spying, Part XXXII
			  by J. Orlin Grabbe

	1. Why has George Stephanopoulos been privately circulating his
resume?  Is he getting the ax for playing Hillary against Bill, or is he,
like Abner Mikva, just abandoning a sinking ship?

	2.  Why doesn't Stephanopoulos tell us what he knows about that
meeting between Webster Hubbell and Vince Foster at Michael Cardozo's estate
the weekend before Vince Foster died?  You were there, weren't you George?

	3. Why has Special Prosecutor Kenneth Starr asked San Diego chief
medical examiner Dr. Brian Blackbourne to join Dr. Henry Lee in examining
the evidence regarding Foster's death?  Didn't Mike Wallace say that CBS had
already answered most of the questions?  Mike, why haven't you sent
your answers to Kenneth Starr?  And while you are at it, why don't you
explain to us who is making money off your own little "investigations"?

	4.  Why did Mike Wallace refer to James Hamilton as Lisa Foster's
"family lawyer"?  Why didn't he tell us that James Hamilton was a personal
friend of Bill Clinton and the Clinton-Gore transition Counsel for Nomination
and Confirmation 1992-3?  Why didn't Mike Wallace simply spend fifteen
minutes interviewing Mike McCurry of the White House Press Office, so that
he could better demonstrate the award-winning quality of his journalism?

	5.  What happened to the $286,000 (and change) that Sheila F.
Anthony had transferred to her sister-in-law Lisa Foster four days before
Vince Foster died?  How much of it ended up in the pockets of James Hamilton?

	6. Why did *The New Yorker* run a decidedly non-literary, rambling
interview with Lisa Foster?  Why did Lisa Foster claim Vince didn't take
one-day trips to Switzerland, when American Express records show he did? Why
didn't Lisa Foster discuss that little $286,000 (and change) payment she
received just prior to her husband's death?  Was *The New Yorker* interview
part of a cover-up campaign?

	7. Why has Richard Mellon Scaife been talking to Don Tyson the past
couple of weeks?  Were they discussing Chicken McNuggets?  Or do they have
a common interest in covering up something?  Was their conversation related
to that $286,000 (and change) payment to Lisa Foster that was transferred
out of Mellon Bank?  Was it related to a common interest in money laundering?
Was it related to a common interest in the sale of weapons technology?

	8.  Why has Wackenhut Corporation been guarding the bus station in
Little Rock?  If one of those buses has an accident, will it go BOOM?
Wasn't Wackenhut guarding the facilities of Kennemetal when it was smuggling
machine tools to Iraq?  Wasn't Wackenhut guarding the facilities of
Westinghouse when it was smuggling nose cones to Iraq?  Isn't there missing
plutonium at some of the nuclear facilities Wackenhut is allegedly guarding?
Wasn't Wackenhut guarding the Mena airport when it was this nation's drug-
smuggling center?

	9. What was in those NSA notebooks that Vince Foster kept in Bernard
Nussbaum's safe?  *Newsweek* informs that it was "legal questions about
national emergencies, such as the outbreak of war".  Since when does the
White House get its legal advice from the National Security Agency?  Does
*Newsweek* think all its readers are blithering idiots?  Was not Vince Foster
in fact the Rose Law Firm lawyer overseeing a Systematics project to spy on
banking transactions, on behalf of the NSA? Was not one of the notebooks
blue, thus color-coded to indicate nuclear matters?

       10. What Systematics document did Webb Hubbell show Vince Foster the
night before he died?  Did it show evidence of money transfers? Was it a
computer printout representing high crimes and misdemeanors?

       11.  Why has no one interviewed Robert Goetzman about his knowledge
of the circumstances surrounding the death of Vince Foster?  Why has no
one asked him to explain the evidential discrepancies at Ft. Marcy Park?

       12. Why did a New York forensic pathologist, recently shown ALL the
evidence on Vince Foster's death, conclude that he died at approximately
the moment of ejaculation?  Was this because Vince Foster was set up to
be killed by a woman with blonde/brownish hair?  What can you say about a
White House that doesn't even protect its own employees?

       13.  Why did three forensic handwriting experts conclude that the
Vince Foster note was a forgery?  Who in the White House wants us to
think Foster's death was a suicide?  Who in the White House has so much to
hide they are willing to commit a criminal act of forgery of evidence and
obstruction of justice?

			[to be continued]

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Date:     Fri Oct 27, 1995  3:53 pm  CST
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TO:     * David Beiter / MCI ID: 635-1762
Subject:  Crucial testimony suppressed by Fiske/Starr.  Why? (fwd)

From: (Richard Clark)
Newsgroups: alt.current-events.clinton.whitewater,alt.conspiracy
Subject: Crucial testimony suppressed by Fiske/Starr.  Why?
Date: 26 Oct 1995 16:16:21 GMT
Message-ID: <46oc8l$>


When the police arrived at Ft. Marcy Park, shortly after 6 pm, there
were two cars in the parking lot.  One was Foster's; the other was
occupied by a man and a woman, both professionally employed in
Washington, who had been sitting there, talking, for the last half hour
or more.  ***These people told the FBI that they had seen two men
tinkering with Foster's car.***  One of these men, the couple said, was
_in_ the car, behind the wheel!   Yet, quite incredibly, the Fiske
states that the couple did not "observe anything unusual."  Nor has this
couple been asked to testify before a grand jury.

Equally disturbing is the suppressed testimony of Patrick Knowlton, the
second known witness to look into Foster's parked car.  (The first was
"CW," the guy who discovered Foster's body.  More about him, later.)
When Knowlton pulled into the parking lot at 4:30 pm, there were two
cars already present: Foster's and that of an Hispanic male who got out
of his car in response to Knowlton's arrival, a man with a menacing
look, with a "well manicured appearance," who watched Knowlton very
carefully as Knowlton exited his car and headed for the park.
Knowlton says the man leaned over the roof of his car as he carefully
observed Knowlton's movements.  Knowlton told the FBI he was sure
he would be able to identify the man.  Why then does the FBI record
state that Knowlton said he would _not_ be able to do so?  Knowlton
also says the FBI tried to convince him that Foster's car was _blue_ in
color, not light brown, going over the point about 20 times.  They also
tried  hard to get CW to say that he saw a trickle of blood down the
of Foster's face, even bringing him a report to sign which said
something entirely different than what CW had just finished telling
them?   Sort of reminds you of when the FBI showed Lisa Foster a
silver-colored gun,  representing it as the weapon used, rather than
showing her the actual dark-colored gun that pictures show in Foster's
hand---a dark colored gun which no member of the Foster family has
yet been shown!  (And why not??!)

Can the Federal Bureau of Investigation any longer be trusted?
(I think we all know the answer to this question.)

Now consider the testimony of CW, the confidential witness who
discovered Foster's body.  In his deposition to Congressmen Burton,
Mica and Rohrabacher, CW stated very clearly that he stood directly
over Foster's body and examined the body very carefully, looking
directly into his half-open eyes from a distance of 3 feet, and looking
directly at each hand, both of which, he said, were palm-up.  Yet
Representative Clinger, after making his special investigation, reported
that CW never got any closer to Foster's body than the top of the small
hill, on the side of which Foster's body rested.  Why would
Representative Clinger so badly misrepresent what CW had so clearly
described to Congressmen Burton, Mica and Rohrabacher?  Could it be
that Representative Clinger was intent upon maintaining the fiction that
there was at that moment a gun in Foster's hand, which CW couldn't
have seen?

And why do both the Fiske report and the equally whitewashed
investigation of Kenneth Starr choose to completely ignore CW's
testimony that there was a half-empty bottle of wine cooler just 3 feet
from Foster's body?  Why do they choose to ignore CW's testimony that
there was a four-pack of the same wine cooler in the only other car in
the parking lot, besides Foster's and CW's?  And if CW is an imposter,
why do the authorities not bother to dispute that CW _was indeed_
identified by park personnel, Strough and Swann, as the man in the
white van who reported to them that there was a dead body in the
wooded area of the park, by the canon?   And what could have possibly
caused Strough and Swann to temporarily change their story and say (as
the New York Times reported) that they had personally discovered
Foster's body, after having gone into the park for some drinking while
on the job?  Who could have pressured them to say such a thing?  And
why is all this crucial information is being totally ignored by Kenneth
Starr, Mike Wallace, and the mass media?

And what of the briefcase that was reported by Patrick Knowlton to
have been in Foster's car at 4:30 pm?  How does it happen that the
briefcase was no longer in Foster's car when the police arrived shortly
after 6 pm?

There are literally hundreds of glaring inconsistencies in the official
version of events.  There are hundreds of burning questions that are
being covered up and smothered by the "independent investigator"
Kenneth Starr (and those for whom he engages in this charade---some
call it an "investigation").

It is our responsibility to make sure these bastards don't get away with
this.  We have the means to expose what is going on.  Let's use these
means to their full potential.  Let's take back our government.

Anyone who wants to confirm any of the things reported here can use
the Yahoo search engine and enter the key words "Vince Foster."    Or
go directly to  Official transcripts
are by this means available, to one and all.  See for yourself.
Also  and

   Richard Clark

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Date:     Sat Oct 28, 1995  9:03 am  CST
From:     snet l
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TO:     * David Beiter / MCI ID: 635-1762
Subject:  (fwd) Fortune vs. Forbes--The First Shot? (fwd)

---------- Forwarded message ----------

     The Fortune Magazine web site has an article dated October
2, 1995 entitled "A Story You Won't Read In Forbes" by Linda Grant.
Key quotes:   "Norman...raised questions about the death of White
House deputy counsel Vincent W. Foster and alleged a conspiracy
involving espionage, foreign bank accounts, and CIA hackers.....
And what about Cap's secret stash?  Forbes spokesman Raymond F.
Healey Jr. says that Weinberger has no comment."

     Visit the Fortune web site to see the full article.

     This could get interesting.

   Clinton WAS at Mena!

Date:     Sun Oct 29, 1995  6:34 pm  CST
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TO:     * David Beiter / MCI ID: 635-1762
Subject:  (fwd) Park Witness to Grand Jury (fwd)

---------- Forwarded message ----------

In the Sunday Pittsburgh Tribune-Review (10/29/95), Christopher Ruddy will
report that a man who was in Ft Marcy Park the evening Vincent Foster died
was served a subpoena to appear before Kenneth Starr's grand jury next

Ruddy's story goes on to say that this witness is being followed and
intimidated by numerous strangers on the street.  His doorbell has been
rung and knocks made on his door by strangers who will not identify

This witness, Patrick Knowlton saw a strange and frightening man at Fort
Marcy Park, on July 20, 1993.  He had seen the briefcase in Foster's car
and other items in Foster's car.  Mr. Knowlton in a story in the London
Telegraph last week said he was "stunned"  when he was shown a report of
his interview with FBI agents working with former Independent Counsel
Robert Fiske.  His statements had been falsified.

-Hughie2u & HSrpunt

P.S. Your scribes were summoned at 12:30 a.m. Saturday morning to perform
counter-surveillance in and around Knowlton's home.  :-)

Date:     Sun Oct 29, 1995  8:04 pm  CST
From:     snet l
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TO:     * David Beiter / MCI ID: 635-1762
Subject:  part 33: allegations re vince foster, the nsa, and bank spying


	   Allegations Regarding Vince Foster, the NSA, and
		Banking Transactions Spying, Part XXXIII
			  by J. Orlin Grabbe

	So you wanna launder money!  Does the process appear
mysterious? It's not.  But the only way to understand money
laundering is to think about it in operational terms.  What exactly
would you do to get the job done, if your mother told you had to do

	Okay.  Let's take a simple example.  Suppose you had a fried
chicken outlet (let's call it "Tyson's Tasty Tidbits") and you also dealt
heroin on the side.  In your chicken business, you fry up Tasty Tidbits,
people come in and give you cash for the chicken, and with the cash you
pay your wages and other expenses.  What's left over is profit. In your
accounting records you write up an income statement
that says:

	profit = sales - expenses.

So if you took in $1000 and paid out $800 as expenses, leaving $200
profit, you would record:

	200 = 1000 - 800.

	Now in your heroin business, you sit at the bar of the Capital
Hotel during the evening, and your customers, posing as "friends",
come up to chat with you for a moment.  You slip them a packet of
smack and they slip you money.  (At 35 percent purity no one need
bother with those nasty needles anymore, they can just snort heroin
like coke.)  It's a good evening,  and you sell $800 worth, for which
you paid the heroin wholesaler $600.  You have $200 heroin profits.

	Next, to conceal your heroin profits, to "launder" them, you
walk back to your chicken outlet and put the $200 cash in the cash
drawer.  Remember that equation that said profit = sales - expenses?
Now it reads like this:

	400 = 1200 - 800.

	Wow, the chicken business is good! Way over in New York, a
company analyst working for Goldman Sachs looks at the figures and
writes:  "Due to the amazing increases in efficiency at Tyson's Tasty
Tidbits, profits have doubled (from 200 to 400) while sales have only
increased by 20 percent (from 1000 to 1200).  Stock in Tyson's is a
recommended buy."

	No one is going to ask any questions where you got the money
for that new car, because everyone knows you earned it fair and
square in the chicken business.  Your chicken is lip-smacking good!
Your advertiser builds a huge sign depicting a beautiful girl, happily
munching on a drumstick with the caption:  "Tyson's Tasty Tidbits:
Smack & Smile!"

	Nor will any bank (the government's new spies) wonder where
you got the cash, for yours is a cash-based business.  The Banking
Secrecy Act allows your bank to exempt you from filling out currency
transaction reports (CTRs) if your deposits or withdrawals of currency
fall into any of the following categories (see 31 C.F.R.

	1) They are made from an existing bank account, and you are
	an established U.S. depositor who operates a "retail type of
	business".  This means that you sell consumer goods for which
	payments are substantially in the form of currency, just as long
	as you are not an automobile, aircraft, or boat dealer.  (Wal-
	Mart, for example, can get a bank exemption.)

	2) They are made from an existing bank account, and you are
	an established U.S. depositor who operates a sports arena,
	race track, amusement park, restaurant, hotel, check cashing
	service licensed by state or local governments, vending
	machine company, theater, regularly scheduled passenger
	carrier, or public utility. (The Oaklawn racetrack in Hot
	Springs, Arkansas, can get a bank exemption.)

	3) You are a local, state or United States governmental agency
	or instrumentality.  (Both the National Programs Office and
	the Arkansas Development Finance Authority can get bank

	4) They are made from an existing bank account, and you are
	an established U.S. depositor who regularly withdraws more
	than $10,000  to pay your employees in currency.  (The
	paymaster for the pilots at Mena airport can get an bank

	Also exempt from CTR reporting are currency transactions
made with Federal Reserve Banks or Federal Home Loan Banks,
transactions between domestic banks, or transactions between
commercial banks and nonbank financial institutions.

	Pretty neat, huh?  Now I hear you ask: But what can I do if I
am just Joe Blow, and I don't have a bank or a chicken franchise or a
sports arena?  The answer: "Tough luck, Buster.  The money-
laundering regs were written for you."

	Modern techniques of money laundering began back in the
1920s when Americans decided to rid their fair society of that evil
drug Alcohol. Alcohol was destroying the social fabric of this nation!
So we enacted a constitutional amendment and ushered in the Era of
Prohibition.  We had solved our problems in the lawyerly fashion of
passing a law saying they weren't allowed to exist!  So they all
disappeared!  Paradise was at hand!

	Some people, however, saw it as a great opportunity to get
rich. Al Capone, for example.  And Joseph Kennedy.  And the
Bronfman family of  Canada.

	Exporting alcohol to the U.S. was not illegal in Canada; it was
only illegal to import it from the U.S. side.  Naturally those writing
checks to pay for imported Canadian booze didn't like to be so
obvious as to make them out to Bronfman.  So the Bronfmans opened
up an account at the Bank of Montreal under the fictitious name "J.
Norton".  Since no one knew anything at all about J. Norton, money
could be wired to this account from the U.S.  Or U.S. cash or checks
could be used to purchase a bank draft made out to "J. Norton" at any
branch of the Bank of Montreal. These drafts could then be deposited
into the bank account of any Bronfman-controlled company.  The
company treasurer would see the name "J. Norton" and credit the
payments to the company's U.S. Booze account.

	Modern laundries are complicated versions of simple
structures like that established by the Bronfmans.  The operational
head of the laundry is frequently a lawyer, who deals with the
contracts needed to put the structure into place.  Donovan Blakeman,
a Toronto lawyer who handled the finances for an international drug
ring in the 1980s, called his structure "the Spaghetti Jungle".  It
involved eleven shell companies in the Channel Islands; fifteen other
shell companies in the Cayman Islands, Switzerland, the Netherlands
Antilles, Liberia, and the British Virgin Islands; fourteen secret bank
accounts in the Channel Islands, Liberia, and other places; and real
estate developments in West Palm Beach, Florida; Barrie, Ontario;
and Kitchener, Ontario.  Eventually the drug profits would be used to
purchase real estate.  The money for the purchases would come from
"offshore  investors"--one of the many "Spaghetti Jungle" shell
companies ultimately owned by the same drug ring.

	Blakeman himself would carry currency or monetary
instruments to the offshore bank accounts.  But, any way you look at
it, carrying large amounts of currency is inefficient and a pain in the
ass. "Wire transfers" are faster and cheaper.  There is no longer any
telegraph "wire" involved, of course, but rather computer
telecommunication links through phone lines, fiber optic cables, and
satellite relays.  Most money is just data in a computer that looks like

BANK                    ACCOUNT                 AMOUNT
Underwater Mellon       XYZ Corp.               $1,000,000.

When XYZ Corp. "wires" $250,000 to Pearly Gates Corp. at Bank of
America, the computer data now looks like this:

BANK                   ACCOUNT                  AMOUNT
Underwater Mellon      XYZ Corp.                $750,000
Bank of America        Pearly Gates Corp.       $250,000

	Because money is computer data, getting the money offshore
just means incurring a bigger phone bill.  And you can get it offshore
without hardly anyone knowing about it. One way is to "donate"
money to charity, along with a side agreement you get half of it back
in the form of an off-shore account.  Let's say your name is Mike
Bilk'em and you give $1 billion to the Israeli Children's Educational
Fund.  First the check gets deposited in Bank Hapoalim, Chicago:

BANK                          ACCOUNT             AMOUNT
Bank Hapoalim, Chi         Children's Fund       $1 billion

Next one-half of the money is transferred to Bank Hapoalim, Tel

BANK                            ACCOUNT             AMOUNT
Bank Hapoalim, Chi        Children's Fund         $500 million
Bank Hapoalim, Tel Av     Children's Fund         $500 million

Then the $500,000 in Tel Aviv is transferred to a Bilk'em controlled
account called Lakeside Resources at Credit Suisse in Geneva,

BANK                            ACCOUNT                 AMOUNT
Bank Hapoalim, Chi         Children's Fund           $500 million
Bank Hapoalim, Tel Av      Children's Fund           $ 0
Credit Suisse, Geneva      Lakeside Resources        $500 million

So, at this point, Bilk'em is not only a world-renowned philanthropist,
he has also achieved political diversification of his assets.  Naturally
the Children's Fund person who authorized the transfer to Geneva is
not going to talk, because that would cut off donations to the
Children's Fund and she would also lose her well-paying, cushy job.

	Now the problem with laundering money through banks is
those snoopy bank regulators.  Not that they actually mind someone
laundering:  after all, it gives them something to investigate, and they
need something to do when they are not busily "solving" the latest
banking crisis.  But they can look at your records and muddy up the
money cleansing process.  In the U.S., for example, national banks are
regulated by a hodge-podgely overlapping structure of the
Comptroller of the Currency, the Federal Reserve, and the Federal
Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC).  Snoop. Snoop. Snoop. And if
you have publicly-traded stock, you also have SEC reporting
requirements, and probably have to file financial statements audited
by some major accounting firm like Arthur Anderson.  All this
increases your cost of doing business, especially if you have to pay off
a lot of people to get the job done the way you want it done.

	Consider poor Christopher Drogoul at Banca Nazionale del
Lavoro (BNL) in Atlanta, Georgia.  He found a money machine in
making guaranteed loans to Iraq.  One day Continental Grain came to
him and said, How would you like to loan money to Iraq, so they can
buy some of our grain?  It turned out the U.S. was gung-ho in getting
food and arms to the Iraqis, and the Commodity Credit Corporation
(CCC) said, We'll guarantee the loans. If Iraq defaulted, the CCC
would pay BNL 98 cents on the dollar (the 98 cents coming, naturally,
from the American taxpayer). Hey, this was great!  Drogoul had
entered the world of international lending, and there was virtually no
risk involved!  He kept lending more and more until one day he gave
the Iraqis a CCC-backed $556 million line of credit that the bank head
office in Italy hadn't approved.  They denied approval when asked.

	Instead of reneging on the loan, Drogoul simply made it
disappear. At the end of the month when he submitted his report to
headquarters, he simply took the loan (and its funding source) off the
books.  The next day, the loan went back on the books. He called this
"skipping". But the unapproved loans kept getting bigger, until
Drogoul took them off the bank's books entirely, and put them in a
separate set of "gray books" kept in a  closet. The gray books were a
sort of separate "bank within a bank".  When auditors were scheduled
to visit, the gray books were removed out of the building entirely.
Eventually BNL, Atlanta, was able to amass $2.1 billion in
"agricultural" loans to Iraq.

	Calling them "agricultural" loans allowed for CCC guarantees,
but in fact loan proceeds can be laundered just like money.  The
transshipment point for goods going to Baghdad was the port of
Aqaba in Jordan.  The port was controlled by the Jordanian
commodity trader Wafai Dajani, and he would simply swap the grain
for weapons, electronic goods, or whatever else Iraq was in the market
for.  (Other purchases would simply be mislabeled, such as the "300
tons of yarn" that Entrade shipped to the Iraqi Atomic Energy

	Well, this all came crashing down on Drogoul's head because
of his inability to continue to conceal information about his "bank
within a bank" from bank regulators.  What was needed was a better
system.  What was needed was a system for setting up a bank within a
bank that even the bank's managers didn't know about.  What was
needed was a whole network of banks to launder money in such a way
that the banks concerned wouldn't even know what was going on.  If
ignorant, they couldn't say the wrong thing to the regulators or the
auditors.  If ignorant, they couldn't say no to the laundry.

	You would then be in the right position to provide laundering
services to drug dealers, arms smugglers, and the covert agencies of
the U.S. and foreign governments.  The provision of services to covert
agencies was a very important aspect of the process, because when
you got into trouble you could quash the investigation with appeals to
"national security".

	What was needed was a laundry controlled by computer
software. What was needed was Jackson Stephens' software firm
Systematics to sell and install a network of interlocking banking
software, and a Rose Law Firm management team to ultimately
oversee the process--people like Vince Foster, Webster Hubbell, and
Hillary Rodham Clinton.

	The "back offices" of banks are the guts of the monetary
system. It is here that the actual money "flows", as money is switched
between accounts and between banks.  Systematics supplied software
to banks either for them to do the operation themselves, or for
Systematics to do back office processing on their premises ("on-site
outsourcing"), or for Systematics to process transactions from remote
locations ("remote outsourcing").

	Was Jackson Stephens really interested in money laundering?
Well, first of all, he helped engineer the BCCI takeover of First
American Bank, thereby giving it a foothold in the United States.
Jackson Stephens' first foreign bank purchase (with Mochtar Riady)
was Seng Heng Bank in Macao, the "Oriental Las Vegas", where
gambling is the primary source of government revenue.  Systematics
also supplied software to the Banco Nacional Ultramarino, the cashier
and treasury bank of the Macao government and the bank that issues
the local currency.  Macao is conveniently located less than 40 miles
from Hong Kong, the center of the heroin trade.  Add to this Stephens
Panama connections, and his effective control of Arkansas' largest
bank-holding company, Worthen Banking Corp., with its provable
involvement in the money-laundering process, and draw your own

	Why would he think he could get away with it?  Because he
had covert agencies running interference.  The National Security
Agency is that Great Whore who recently tried to impose the "clipper
chip" for encrypted communications as a way of ensuring it could
access all private American conversations.  Systematics operated its
"bank within a bank" operations on behalf of the NSA. The NSA also
runs the secure facilities of the National Programs Office where
weapons flow out of the U.S. and drugs flow in (not only at Mena in
the 1980s, but also at other locations in the 1990s).

	Mena began as the brain-child of CIA's Bill Casey, operated
by CIA pilots flying out of NSA-controlled facilities.  But the process
became an NSA institution, a vast money-making enterprise by the
nation's largest, best-financed intelligence agency.  And they've been
making too much money to stop.

	No, the Systematics project overseen by Vince Foster wasn't
just a matter of NSA spying on U.S. domestic transactions (the data
turned over to analysts at FinCEN).  It was a vast project that also
involved the oversight of money for covert operations, and the
laundering of the proceeds of drugs and arms sales.  When Vince
Foster spooked, the NSA was one of several parties who had a good
reason to want him dead.
	Is that why when Vince Foster left the White House at
approximately 1 p.m. on July 20, 1993, approximately two hours
before his death, he met with a man whose Arkansas license plates
were registered to a company that builds signals collection facilities
for the National Security Agency?

	Why did the Rose Law Firm begin shredding files upon
hearing of the death of Vince Foster?  What was Foster involved in
that made it necessary to destroy the files?  Why did two Rose Law
Firm lawyers show up at Foster's house and remove approximately
eight boxes of records?   What happened to those records?  Why did
Foster keep them in his basement?  What was in the envelope
addressed "eyes only, not to be opened, William Kennedy" that
Deborah Gorham testified Vince Foster kept in Bernard Nussbaum's

	Why have the U.S. Park Police been guarding the grave of
Vince Foster in Hope, Arkansas?  Have they done the job with the
same bungled skill they demonstrated at Ft. Marcy Park?  Or are they
there simply to keep the Wackenhut Corporation from stealing the
	Why has someone reportedly put out a murder contract on Lt.
Com. Alexander Martin?  Who would have an incentive to see him
dead?  Is NSA's National Programs Office involved? Is an ex-Vice-
President of the United States involved?  Does it have to do with a
little company he has an interest in common with General Secord?
	Why is the Mossad, like the White House, in panic mode over
the reopening of the investigation into Foster's death?  What is it they
don't want the U.S. public to find out?  Why did the operating code
for a new computer developed by NSA-subcontractor E-Systems of
Dallas, Texas, end up in the hands of the Israelis within one month?
Did Vince Foster sell it to them?  Why are two LAKAM representatives
offering a fee of $75,000 plus 1 percent of the proceeds to recover
money from Swiss Bank Corporation? Is it because Vince Foster is not
around to release it for them?  Or did the armed raid on Mossad
headquarters by U.S. contract agents within the past year create so
much confusion someone just forgot the authorization codes?

	If Bill Clinton resigns, will the sealed indictment against
Hillary Rodham Clinton for espionage become public information?

			[to be continued]

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Date:     Tue Oct 31, 1995 12:04 pm  CST
From:     snet l
	  EMS: INTERNET / MCI ID: 376-5414

TO:     * David Beiter / MCI ID: 635-1762
Subject:  FBI Dog Sniffs Vince Foster's Car

	Jim Norman's essay forthcoming in *Media Bypass*
	(1-800-4-BYPASS), entitled "Apocalypse Soon!"

	"The FBI apparently also knew that Foster's life
	was in danger:  On the day of his death, an
	intelligence source says FBI agents used a bomb-
	sniffing dog to inspect Foster's Honda in the White
	House parking lot."

	The articles also notes with respect to CIA director
	John Deutch:

	"Sources say it was the brazenness of Foster's
	assassination--apparently arranged by someone inside
	the White House and rumored to have been carried out
	by Mossad agents--that has soured CIA professionals
	and has prompted them to consider going public with
	what they know.  Adding to their frustration was the
	resignation of reform-minded CIA director James
	Woollsey last year and his replacement by John Deutch."

Date:     Sun Nov 05, 1995 11:25 pm  CST
From:     snet l
	  EMS: INTERNET / MCI ID: 376-5414

TO:     * David Beiter / MCI ID: 635-1762
Subject:  Ambrose et Vince (fwd)

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Date: Mon, 06 Nov 95 04:19:19 0600
Subject: Ambrose et Vince

Washington Notebook: Another mad week in DC

By Ambrose Evans-Pritchard

IT WAS not my intention to return to the theme of Vincent Foster so
soon, but the astounding developments of the last few days cannot pass
without comment.

The Telegraph has tracked leads that suggest a possible link between
Arab interests and the mysterious death of the deputy White House
counsel.  We also have an indication that the CIA played a role in the
immediate aftermath of the death, something that has never been
disclosed before.

The rush of events began two weeks ago when we published the story about
a witness, Patrick Knowlton, along with an artist's sketch of a
potential "suspect" observed at Fort Marcy Park, Virginia, on July 20
1993.  We pointed out that Mr Knowlton had never been called before the
federal grand jury, nor had the other key witnesses.

The response was swift.  Within days the subpoenas were flying.  The FBI
turned up at Knowlton's apartment in Foggy Bottom last Thursday week
armed with a grand jury subpoena.

Then the madness began.  That evening Knowlton and a friend noticed that
they were under surveillance as they walked around the artistic quarter
of Dupont Circle.  Men cut in front of them, they claimed.  They were
followed.  They were given menacing looks.  It smacked of witness

Knowlton called me up late that night in a state of agitation.  I drove
over to take a look, but all was quiet.  There was no sign of a
stake-out.  The next day, however, it happened again.  This time he was
accompanied by Christopher Ruddy, an investigative reporter for the
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, who says that he saw a surveillance operation
that must have involved as many as 30 people.  Several of the men had a
Middle Eastern appearance.

Could it be that he was one of the stringers used from time to time by
the National Surveillance Team

Our conclusion was that somebody was clearly so worried about Knowlton -
and what he might say to the grand jury - that they were willing to take
a huge risk to shut him up.

Knowlton and Ruddy snapped some photos and wrote down the registration
numbers of two cars that were engaged in an obvious attempt to
intimidate.  It turns out that both cars are owned by young Arabs living
in the Washington suburbs of Northern Virginia.

Just to be certain that we had found the right people, we paid a
midnight visit to one of the owners at his rented house near Langley.
Two Arabs came to the door and Ruddy recognised them instantly as the
driver and passenger of a white Honda that had trailed them.

Knowlton, further back in the shadows, said he recognised the driver at
once.  To our surprise, the licence plates were clearly displayed in the
parking spot in front of the house, but they were now attached to a
different car - what seemed to us clear evidence that they had been up
to mischief.

We chatted on the doorstep.  One of the Arabs - let us call him Ayman -
did all the talking.  The other just stared at us.  Ayman, 31, claimed
to have a doctorate in economics from Oxford (the university in fact has
no record of his name).  He said that he was from Jordan, which I do not
believe either.  He denied any involvement in the surveillance of
Knowlton.  But he paled when we told him that we had photos of the goon

Ayman had the air of a man who had been contracted to do some low-level
harassment and now found himself way out of his depth.  But who was he
working for in the first place?  The intelligence service of an Arab
government?  An organised crime cartel?  Or could it be that he was one
of the stringers used from time to time by the National Surveillance
Team, a US government outfit that likes to use foreigners and part-time
reservists?  And why would any of these have a stake in covering up the
circumstances around the death of a quiet lawyer from Little Rock, if
that is what happened?

The idea that the US government could have been orchestrating this crude
intimidation campaign is too grotesque to contemplate.  But somebody was
doing it, and it is hard to believe that the government was oblivious.
Perhaps US counter-intelligence has been watching it from the beginning,
waiting for the right moment to pounce on the criminals.  I hope that is
the case.  And what of the CIA?  Up to now there has been nothing to
link the agency to Foster's death, but The Telegraph has a tape-recorded
exchange involving two of the staff at Raley's Towing, the company that
towed Foster's car to the Park Police headquarters after his death.  A
driver can be heard in the background saying that Foster's car was taken
to the CIA.

"That would have gone to Park Police headquarters," said one of the
staff, when asked about Foster's Honda.

"No, it went to the CIA and then went to headquarters," said the driver.

"Oh, it went to CIA first?"

Raley's Towing refuses to elaborate.  In fact, it now says that it will
divulge information only if compelled under a subpoena.  So we do not
know why they made this excursion to the CIA.

Perhaps there is a banal and innocent explanation.  But then again,
perhaps not.

Date:     Wed Nov 08, 1995 12:49 pm  CST
From:     snet l
	  EMS: INTERNET / MCI ID: 376-5414

TO:     * David Beiter / MCI ID: 635-1762
Subject:  (fwd) What Arab Connection? (fwd)

---------- Forwarded message ----------

 Arabs??  What Arabs are you bunch of conspiracy freak kooks
 babbling about?  Isn't there any bizarre fantasy you bunch
 of nuts won't believe?  :)


     From the Wall Street Journal, March 1,1995
     by Micael Morrison

		 Who Is David Edwards?

   As  the  lens  of "Whitewater" pans from tight focus to full
   panorama of Bill  Clinton's  Arkansas,  no  more  intriguing
   Friend of Bill appears than Edwin David Edwards.

   Not  that  there is any suggestion that Mr. Edwards played a
   role in the Whitewater land development or Madison Savings &
   Loan,  or  any evidence of anything illicit where the Little
   Rock investment adviser has been involved. But  Mr.  Edwards
   keeps  popping  up,  both  as  one of the president's oldest
   friends, and as a symbol of the  Saudi  Arabian  links  that
   loom large on Razorback terrain.

   Mr.  Edwards  has been a Friend of Bill since at least 1968,
   when he briefly shared an  apartment  in  England  with  Mr.
   Clinton  and  Strobe Talbot, the current deputy secretary of
   state. He vacationed  with  the  Clintons  on  the  Riviera,
   according  to  "Off  the Books" by Robert Hutchison (William
   Morrow, 1986). Mr. Edwards was  instrumental  in  the  Saudi
   contribution  for  a  Middle  East  studies  center  at  the
   University of Arkansas announced just after the presidential
   election.  He  was  on  hand  for  the president's emotional
   departure from Little Rock for Washington (see the rendering
   of an Associated Press Photo). On a visit to Little Rock the
   weekend before the suicide of Deputy Counsel Vincent  Foster,
   the  president  spent  a  four  hour  dinner  alone with Mr.

     A Mysterious Investor

   Mr. Edwards and his brother Mark now run  their  own  Little
   Rock  investment placement firm, Edwards Brothers. While Mr.
   Edwards refused repeated request  for  interviews  for  this
   article,  his  principal  client  appears to be a mysterious
   Jidda investor, Abdullah Taka Bakhsh, who at one time  owned
   nearly  10% of Little Rock's Worthen Bank. Before leaving to
   form their own  firm  in  1990,  both  brothers  worked  for
   Stephens  Inc., the powerhouse Arkansas investment firm that
   handled the brokerage when Middle Eastern front men for  the
   Bank  of  Credit  and  Commerce  International made an early
   attempt to buy First American Bank in Washington D.C.  While
   at  Stephens,  Mr.  Edwards also played an important role in
   securing an offshore drilling contract in Bahrain for Harken
   Energy   Corp.,   on   whose   board  sat  George  W.  Bush,
   presidential son and current governor of Texas.

   If only as a matter of curiosity, David Edwards is a  Friend
   of  Bill  worth a few moments of attention. The tales of the
   university donations and the Harken  deal  are  particularly

   Much  of  Mr.  Edwards tenure at Stephens was devoted to the
   investment  firm's  European  and  Middle  East  operations,
   though his precise role is murky.

   In   1989,  officials  of  the  University  of  Arkansas  at
   Fayetteville approached Jackson  Stephens,  the  billionaire
   head  of  Stephens  Inc.  and a university board member, for
   help  in  raising  funds  for  international  studies.   Mr.
   Stephens  referred  them  to  his employee, Mr. Edwards, say
   university officials. Mr.  Edwards  quickly  turned  to  his
   Saudi   contacts,   including  Mr.  Bakhsh.  Two  executives
   associated with the investment firm say Mr. Edwards  brought
   the low-profile Saudi to Stephens in 1987.

   Reported in this newspaper and the BCCI book "False Profits"
   by Peter Truell and Larry  Gurwin,  say  Mr.  Bakhsh  was  a
   co-investor  in  Saudi  Arabia  with  alleged BCCI front man
   Ghaith Pharaon. Khalid bin Mahfouz, another BCCI figure and
   head  of  the largest bank in Saudi Arabia, was Mr. Bakhsh's
   banker. University of Arkansas  officials  say  Mr.  Edwards
   sought to involve Mr. Bakhsh in a project to create a Middle
   East studies  center  at  the  school.  In  a  letter  to  a
   university  official,  Mr.  Edwards  said he would bring the
   reclusive Saudi to Fayetteville to talk "about  designing  a
   simple mosque somewhere on campus."

   In a written statement, Mr. Bakhsh's attorney, Paul Meyer of
   Rogers & Wells, noted that  the  Saudi  financier  "was  not
   involved  in  any way in any of the matters or transactions,
   that constituted the BCCI scandal." Mr. Meyer added that Mr.
   Bakhsh  "was  not  a  participant"  in  Mr. Edwards' funding
   effort for the University of Arkansas.

   When the Edwards brothers departed for their own firm,  they
   took  the  university  project  with  them. But friction was
   increasing between David Edwards  and  the  university.  The
   globe-trotting investment  advisor  claimed  several  hundred
   thousand dollars in Saudi travel expenses, says a university
   official.  Others  at  the school found Mr. Edwards abrasive
   manner and  pro-Arab  bias  inappropriate  for  an  academic
   setting.  In  a  letter to university officials written less
   than a month  before  the  Iraqi  invasion  of  Kuwait,  Mr.
   Edwards  commented  on  rising  tensions  in  the region and
   complained that "we are giving our money to the Israelis  to
   do what we tell them mot to do."

   Gov.  Clinton, university officials say, was an enthusiastic
   supporter of the project, and  Mr.  Edwards  worked  closely
   with him - on at least one occasion conducting business from
   the Governor's Mansion, according to a document obtained  by
   the  Journal.  But  Gov.  Clinton  may  have  had some Saudi
   resources  of  his  own.  Mr.  Clinton  was   a   Georgetown
   University  classmate  of Turki bin Faisal, the current head
   of Saudi intelligence.

   Sources in Arkansas  say  Mr.  Clinton's  famous  networking
   skills  also  put  him  in  contact  with  Prince Bandar bin
   Sultan, the Saudi  ambassador  to  the  U.S.  University  of
   Arkansas  officials participated in a Clinton-Bandar meeting
   in the spring of 1991, when they and Mr. Edwards joined  the
   governor  in  delivering  a  request for a major gift to the
   ambassador. According to  a  1991  gubernatorial  disclosure
   statement,  Mr. Clinton and Prince Bandar also were together
   on June 23, when they traveled from Aspen to Little Rock  on
   a jet leased by the Saudis.

   Despite such contacts, no progress in raising money was made
   until Gov.  Clinton  received  the  Democratic  presidential
   nomination. One month later, Mr. Edwards handed an anonymous
   lead gift to the university of $3.5  million  for  a  Middle
   East studies program. Individuals familiar with the gift say
   it came from the Riyadh Chamber of  Commerce.  According  to
   the  Cyprus-based  Arab Press Service, the gift was approved
   by Saudi Arabia's King Fahd at the recommendation of  Prince

   Under  Mr.  Edwards's direction, and despite some objections
   from University of Arkansas officials, the unusual gift  was
   transferred  to a university account in the form of Treasury
   bonds. The  resulting  confusion  was  the  last  straw  for
   university   officials.   They  insisted  that  Mr.  Edwards
   withdraw from the project. Curiously, documents obtained  by
   the  Journal indicate that extra bonds were delivered to the
   university, with a face value of $3.5 million  promised  and
   $3.9  million  delivered.  A  financial administrator at the
   university says that "excess bonds were put in  the  account
   by  a  mistake  in  the  electronic  transfer "and they were

   One month after President Clinton's  inauguration,  Arkansas
   Gov.  Jim  Guy  Tucker  announced  that  Prince  Bandar  had
   delivered a $20 million gift to the University of Arkansas.

   A few years earlier, Mr. Edwards provided import help  to  a
   company  linked by family ties to then Vice President George
   Bush. In 1987, Mr. Edwards and Mr. Bakhsh rode to the rescue
   of  Harken  Energy,  a  struggling  Texas  oil  company that
   included George W. Bush on its board. Harken's web of Middle
   East  connections was detailed in a 1991 Wall Street Journal
   report. Stephens officials, including Mr. Edwards,  came  up
   with  an unusual arrangement to help cash-poor Harken; Union
   Bank of Switzerland would give the oil company a $25 million
   cash infusion in exchange for stock. UBS, the Journal noted,
   was not known as an investor in small U.S. companies and was
   a joint-venture partner with BCCI in a Geneva-based bank.

   When UBS began to hit regulatory snags, it decided to unload
   its Harken stock. Stephens  brought  in  a  new  buyer;  Mr.
   Bakhsh.  The  Saudi  tycoon  ended  up  with  a 17% stake in
   Harken, and his American representative, Chicago businessman
   Talat  Othman,  wound  up  with a seat on Harken's board. By
   August 1990, Mr. Othman was attending White  House  meetings
   with  President  Bush  to  discuss  Middle  East policy. Mr.
   Meyer, who serves as attorney for Mr. Othman as well as  Mr.
   Bakhsh,  says  the  Chicago  businessman  was invited to the
   meetings only because of his  "longstanding  involvement  in
   Arab-American affairs."

   In  April of 1989, the government of Bahrain was looking for
   an oil company to explore its offshore  holdings.  According
   to a 1990 article in Forbes, the Bahrainis turned to Houston
   oil consultant Michael Ameen, a former head of  governmental
   relations  for  Aramco.  Mr. Ameen, the Journal noted in its
   1991 report, is another "BCCI notation in the Harken story."
   As  a  top Aramco official, Mr. Ameen "had close-up dealings
   for years with the Saudi royal  family  and  its  advisers,"
   including  Kamal  Adham, a BCCI principal and former head of
   Saudi intelligence, Mr. Ameen also reportedly  is  close  to
   Mr. Bakhsh.

   Mr.  Ameen and Harken officials did not respond to interview
   request. But according to Forbes the  Bahrainis  called  Mr.
   Ameen, looking for a small company that would give them full
   attention.  Mr.  Ameen  said  he  didn't  know  of  any.  By
   coincidence,  Mr.  Ameen's  friend  David  Edwards called 10
   minutes later on an unrelated matter.  Mr.  Ameen  mentioned
   his problem, Mr. Edwards mentioned Harken.

   Mr.  Ameen  negotiated  the  Bahrain  deal, earning $100,000
   consulting fee. George  W.  Bush  says  he  opposed  it.  "I
   thought it was a bad idea." Gov. Bush said recently, because
   of Harken's lack  of  expertise  in  overseas  and  offshore
   drilling.  Gov.  Bush  added  that he "had no idea that BCCI
   figured into" Harken's financial dealings.

   In June 1990, Mr. Bush sold some 60% of his Harken stake for
   about  $850,000,  earning a hansom profit. In November 1993,
   he resigned from Harken's  board,  four  months  later,  his
   successor  was  named;  Michael  Ameen.  Harken  has  yet to
   discover any oil off Bahrain.

   Mr. Bakhsh appears to  have  been  pleased  with  Stephens's
   investment  strategies.  From  February  1989 through October
   1993, he purchased more  than  one  million  shares  in  the
   Stephen-controlled   Worthen  Bank,  paying  more  than  $10
   million for 9.6%  of  stock,  according  to  Securities  and
   Exchange  Commission  disclosure  statements.  Mr.  Bakhsh's
   attorney says he no longer is a Worthen shareholder.

   Mr.  Bakhsh  has  a  wide   range   of   U.S.   investments,
   concentrated  mainly  in  apparel,  energy,  real estate and
   financial  services,  in  November,  the   Chicago   Tribune
   reported that Mr. Bakhsh's First Commercial Financial Group,
   a  commodities  brokerage  firm,  was  forced  to  shed  its
   customer  accounts  after  capital  shortfalls  and customer
   complaints.  Mr.  Bakhsh  owns  First   Commercial   through
   Dearborn  Financial  Inc.,  an investment company run by Mr.
   Othman.  Their  attorney,  Mr.  Meyer,   says   that   First
   Commercial  was  completing the final phase of its long-term
   strategic restructuring plan by  transferring  its  customer
   accounts to other firms. Mr. Meyer says that Mr. Edwards was
   not involved in Dearborn and First Commercial.

   Mr. Edwards, though has long been familiar with  complicated
   financial   transactions.  In  "Off  the  Books,"  financial
   journalist Robert Hutchinson details Mr.  Edwards's  central
   role  in  a  Byzantine  tale  of  international  banking and
   currency trading. In 1975,  Mr.  Edwards,  then  a  Citibank
   junior  executive in Paris, accused a senior currency trader
   of taking kickbacks and raised questions about the  offshore
   parking  of foreign-currency transactions. In order to avoid
   European taxes, Mr. Edwards charged,  Citibank  was  booking
   fake  transactions  through  its  Bahamas branch, concealing
   them through a series of  coded  telex  messages  and  other

     A Long Investigation

   The "Edwards Affair," as it became known, lasted until 1983,
   entangling the SEC, Congress, and  regulatory  officials  of
   six  European  countries. It concluded with the senior Paris
   trader cleared of the kickback charges and  Citibank  paying
   minor fines and back taxes in several countries. Following a
   long investigation, in 1982, the SEC declined to take  steps
   against Citibank.

   By that time, Mr. Edwards was long gone. In one of his first
   as head of Citibank's International  Banking  Group,  Thomas
   Theobold  fired Mr. Edwards in 1978, saying that Mr. Edwards
   was   unable   "to   provide   any   substantive,    factual
   corroboration  of the allegations." Mr. Edwards responded by
   going to the SEC and filing an ultimately  unsuccessful  $14
   million wrongful dismissal suit.

   Citibank   officials   are  bitter  about  their  eight-year
   wrestling match with Mr. Edwards and worry that he  may  now
   be  serving  as  an unofficial adviser to the president. "We
   fired him for being a lousy trader and he got back  at  us,"
   says  a  former  top  Citibank  official. "The next thing we
   hear, he's down in Arkansas. Wherever there's a smell rising
   from the river, Edwards seems to turn up."

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	    Allegations Regarding Vince Foster, the NSA, and
		Banking Transactions Spying, Part XXXIV
			  by J. Orlin Grabbe

	Is the death of Yitzak Rabin the final nail in the coffin of the
cover-up of the murder of Vince Foster?

	Perhaps, because the agents of Ariel "the Butcher of Beirut" Sharon
are said to be in disarray.  Will there be a changing of the Mossad guard?

	For years Sharon has been the pre-eminent spymaster conducting
espionage against the United States.  Sharon ran Rafai Eitan who ran the
Jonathan Pollard spying operation.  More recently, Sharon ran agents who
interacted with Hillary Rodham Clinton and Vince Foster.

	Whether these agents were actually involved in the hit on Vince
Foster is a matter still under investigation.  But there is no question of
their active participation in the cover-up of Foster's murder.

	An undocumented Israeli driving a stolen truck recently attempted
to run one Foster investigator off the road.  Fortunately, someone shot out
the truck's front tire, and it jackknifed across the interstate.  The Israeli
driver ended up with a broken neck while the investigator was unscathed.

	The Mossad's most valued asset in the U.S., Sharon's man in Chicago,
is said to have fallen down and scratched his knee.  The Mossad's man in
Brooklyn, who normally orders the hits, is said to have received a visit
describing the advantages of returning to Israel.  The Mossad's man in
Miami spontaneously departed on a long vacation.

	Which brings us to the subject of the Mossad team, three men and one
woman, all identified, who were recorded on video-tape exiting the front
entrance of Vince Foster's Washington apartment the afternoon he died.

			[to be continued]

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Subject:  American Spectator Article on Fostergate (Richard Clark) wrote:

>Ambrose Evans-Pritchard makes a number of interesting points in his
>recent article in The American Spectator (Nov. '95).  Evans-Pritchard
>is the Washington correspondent for the London Sunday Telegraph who
>has been covering this case very closely.  Among his findings:
>1. Even though Foster's wife told the New Yorker that the gun found in
>her husband's hand was his own gun, this flatly contradicts her
>original statement to the Park Police, whose report states: "She was
>presented with a photograph of the weapon that was found with Mr.
>Foster's body, but was unable to identify it."  The hand-written notes
>of the Park Police detective say "not the gun she thought it must be."
>She had been expecting it to be the "silver, six-gun, large barrel"
>revolver that Vince had brought up from Arkansas.  It wasn't.
>2.  Yes, Foster had powder burns on his fingers, but these powder
>burns were of a kind, and in a position on his fingers that would have
>required Foster to have had both his hands wrapped around the cylinder
>of the pistol when it was fired, a virtual impossibility if he
>committed suicide.
>3.  Two veteran New York city homicide detectives who performed
>their own two-month investigation of the Foster death concluded that
>there is a high probability that Foster's dead body was transported to
>Ft. Marcy Park.  Among other things they cite the various small lines
>of trickling blood which indicate that Foster's head had been in at
>least four (4) different positions, after the moment of death.  They
>also point out that anyone who walks the 700 foot-long path from the
>parking lot to the spot where Foster's body was found, ends up with
>quite a bit of dust and dirt on their shoes.  Except for some mica,
>Foster's shoes were absolutely clean.
>4.  Foster's autopsy report was made by Dr. James Beyer.  Beyer has
>done a lot of work for military intelligence agencies in the past.  He
>has also pronounced as suicides several cases that later turned out to
>be homicides.  Beyer's report states that there was a huge exit wound
>in the back of Foster's head, a blown-out opening in the skull that
>measured 1" by 1.25".  Yet isn't it strange that no one else saw such
>a wound?  Not the paramedics who arrived at the scene, not Sgt. George
>Gonzalez who stated in his deposition that he "didn't see an exit
>wound," not Corey Ashford (one of the rescue workers) who helped put
>the body in a bag for transport to the morgue.  In fact, Ashford said
>there was virtually no blood to be seen, and no exit wound.  His
>colleague, Roger Harrison did not see any blood, either.  Not on
>Foster, nor on any of the people who handled his body.  Officer
>Richard Arthur, who filed a _homicide_ report, did not see an exit
>wound, either.  And how about the first MD to view the body, at the
>scene.  His statement to the FBI reads, "No blood . . on the
>vegetation around the body."  (Question: How does one
>blow a rather substantial hole in one's head, with a high-velocity
>bullet, and leave no blood & brain spatter?   According to medical
>pathologists, this is impossible.)  Re: the exit wound, Haut told the
>FBI it was very small, consistent with a _small, low-velocity_ bullet.
>Dr. Haut then recalled a case in which a much more devastating wound
>had been caused by a weapon of smaller caliber than the one that was
>found in Foster's hand.  So what do the X-rays reveal about the exit
>5.  Dr. Beyer signed his autopsy report with a check indicating that
>X-rays were taken.  He is also quoted in the Park Police report as
>saying that X-rays were taken.  But now, strangely, there are no
>X-rays available!  And Dr. Beyer now says, conveniently, that no
>X-rays were ever taken, because "the machine was out of order."  Yet
>official records dispute this contention.
>6.  With shit like this staring him in the face, is it any surprise
>that lead prosecutor Miguel Rodriguez resigned in protest?   Rodriguez
>also said that he was prevented from pursuing critical leads.  He said
>that Deputy Independent Counsel, Mark Tuohey made it clear to him that
>a quick ruling of suicide was required.  Rodriguez also reported that
>he found he could not trust the FBI to do their job: After the FBI lab
>had told him that a particular set of photos of the death scene were
>unusable, Rodriguez sent the film to a private laboratory, which had
>no trouble enhancing the photos.  And what did these photos reveal?
>They revealed very clearly that the gun in Foster's hand had been
>moved around, after the Park Police arrived at the scene!  Rodriguez
>was also able to obtain crystal-clear copies of photos showing a wound
>on Foster's neck, after the FBI had led him to believe that only very
>blurry photos of the neck existed.  Rodriguez' boss, Mark Tuohey
>eventually resigned.
>7.  Senator D'Amato has issued subpoenas for Trooper Perry and White
>House nanny, Helen Dickey.  While at the governor's mansion in Little
>Rock, Perry swears he received a phone call from Dickey at 6 p.m.
>informing him of Foster's death.  He then told several other people,
>including the Governor's wife, who may also, eventually, be
>subpoenaed.   But Dickey now says she did not learn of Foster's death
>until 10 pm.   White House officials say they did not find out until
>8:30 p.m.   What the hell is going on here?  Why all the subterfuge?
>When White House phone logs are subpoenaed, it should be interesting.
>   Richard Clark


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