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emad Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-22-05 11:55 AM
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Feds _ three from CIA _ examine late senator's papers

SEATTLE -- Five federal officials, including three from the CIA, have removed several documents from the archival papers of the late Sen. Henry M. "Scoop" Jackson at the University of Washington.

The federal document-security team spent three days in the special collections division of the UW's Suzzallo-Allen library last week. The group, which included staff from the U.S. Energy and Defense departments, went through 1,200 boxes of material using a five-binder index to find the targeted papers.

Carla Rickerson, head of special collections, said the team removed no more than 10 documents. She would not disclose the exact number of papers or their subject matter, citing UW privacy policies.

The papers, now considered classified, are being held in a secure location on campus until federal authorities declassify them, Rickerson said.
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liberalitch Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-22-05 11:58 AM
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1. Oh my, whatever could they be about?
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blm Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-22-05 12:00 PM
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2. No doubt they incriminated Poppy Bush in some way.
Bush2 is using all his power to rewrite history and clean up all the BFEE deals over the last 4 decades.
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emad Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-22-05 12:07 PM
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4. He's scared. Ditto Poodle. The evidence against them in the
Edited on Tue Feb-22-05 12:07 PM by emad
Roberto Calvi "God's Banker" murder trial in Rome - about to resume after 9 month recess to examine 23 years' of previously unavailable evidence discovered by City of London cops last April - is overwhelming.

Poppy gave Marcinkus immunity from prosecution because he said " all the evidence pointed to Caliv's suicide, not murder".

Now the tables are turned and all the disgusting BFEE cold war corruption secrets are fair game for the jury and the press.

THEN there's the BCCI class acition in London where the opening arguments for the plaintiffs and defence are almost concluded - after 13 months of presentation.

This one has taken since 1991 to reach the UK courts after protracted legal argument re admissibility of evidence gagged by Thatcher, Major and also Poodle.

Enough to sink the BFEE and nail the coffin for perpetuity.
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LittleClarkie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-22-05 12:29 PM
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11. I didn't know there's a BCCI class action. Explains Kerry's blasting them
over the Xmas holiday. There was an article in an East Indian newspaper telling of a statement he'd made about doing more for the victims of BCCI. It must have been in reaction to this suit. I had wondered "Why now?" Now I know. Thanks.

I was impressed that he was even paying attention and would take the time to fire off a statement in support of a people who really can't vote for him. Says something, I think, about faithfulness to an investigation and the people involved in an investication that he conducted so long ago.
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leveymg Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-22-05 12:01 PM
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3. Anyone care to speculate? I'd nominate Israeli nuclear program is subject
DOE and DOD = nuclear weapons programs. Didn't several PNAC/AIPAC people work on Jackson's staff?

Why are they purging these files now?
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seemslikeadream Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-22-05 12:13 PM
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The principals have also assisted each other down through the years. Frequently. In 1973 Richard Perle used his (and Senator Henry "Scoop" Jackson's) influence as a senior staff member of the Senate Armed Services Committee to help Wolfowitz obtain a job with the Arms Control and Disarmament Agency. In 1982, Perle hired Feith in ISP as his Special Counsel, and then as Deputy Assistant Secretary for Negotiations Policy. In 2001, DOD Deputy Secretary Wolfowitz helped Feith obtain his appointment as Undersecretary for Policy. Feith then appointed Perle as Chairman of the Defense Policy Board. In some cases, this mutual assistance carries risks, as for instance when Perle's hiring of Bryen as his Deputy in ISP became an extremely contentious issue in Perle's own Senate appointment hearings as Assistant Secretary.

Every appointment/hiring listed above involved classified work for which high-level security clearances and associated background checks by the FBI were required. When the level of the clearance is not above generic Top Secret, however, the results of that background check are only seen by the hiring authority. And in the event, if the appointee were Bryen or Ledeen and the hiring authority were Perle, Wolfowitz or Feith, the appointee(s) need not have worried about the findings of the background check. In the case of Perle hiring Bryen as his deputy in 1981, for instance, documents released in 1983 under the Freedom of Information Act indicate that the Department provided extraordinarily high clearances for Bryen without having reviewed more than a small portion of his 1978-79 FBI investigation file.


Perle came to Washington for the first time in early 1969, at the age of 28, to work for a neo-con think tank called the "Committee to Maintain a Prudent Defense Policy." Within months, Senator Henry "Scoop" Jackson offered Perle a position on his staff, working with the Senate Foreign Relations Committee. And within months after that--less than a year--Perle was embroiled in an affair involving the leaking of a classified CIA report on alleged past Soviet treaty violations.

The leaker (and author of the report) was CIA analyst David Sullivan, and the leakee was Richard Perle. CIA Director Stansfield Turner was incensed at the unauthorized disclosure, but before he could fire Sullivan, the latter quit. Turner urged Sen. Jackson to fire Perle, but he was let off with a reprimand. Jackson then added insult to injury by immediately hiring Sullivan to his staff. Sullivan and Perle became close friends and co-conspirators, and together established an informal right-wing network which they called "the Madison Group," after their usual meeting place in--you might have guessed--the Madison Hotel Coffee Shop.

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emad Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-22-05 12:16 PM
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7. Thanks, Seems. Good sleuthing.
Perle and Kissinger always rear their ugly heads when the sh** starts hitting the fan...
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seemslikeadream Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-22-05 12:44 PM
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12. Should Perle be Prosecuted for Spying for Israel and Sabotaging
Should Perle be Prosecuted for Spying for Israel and Sabotaging President Clinton's Foreign Policy?
Richard Perle
When Richard Perle called investigative reporter Sy Hersh a terrorist, he opened the door to a thorough investigation of his own background. Perle was caught spying for Israel in 1970 while working in Congress. And in 1983 he was caught taking payments from an Israeli weapons manufacturer while working in the Reagan Pentagon. In 1996, Perle sought to undermine President Clinton's Middle East peace efforts by urging Benjamin Netanyahu to attack Iraq and other countries, to occupy Palestinian territories, and to end the peace process. In 2000, Perle was caught trying to undermine the Clinton-Barak-Arafat negotiations at Camp David. So why was Perle never arrested and charged? We demand a Special Prosecutor!

Richard Perle Sabotaged Mideast Peace Talks in July 2000
Richard Perle
In July 2000, Richard Perle contacted the Israeli government and deliberately tried to sabotage President Clinton's Mideast Peace talks at Camp David, when Clinton worked around the clock with Ehud Barak and Yassir Arafat to find a formula for peace. Barak's people reported the matter to Clinton, and Bush was forced to publicly disavow the efforts on his behalf to sabotage negotiations. Bush said he 'disagreed' with what Perle did, as if his campaign had not directed and/or approved of it. At the time, there were demands that Perle be prosecuted for illegally interfering with American foreign policy. Naturally, Bush's new AG John Ashcroft scrubbed the case.

Anger at peace talks 'meddling'

Political scandal in US as Bush advisers tell Israelis to be ready to walk out of Camp David negotiations,3604,34...

Richard Perle
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leveymg Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-22-05 12:15 PM
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6. Long string on this story on 2/15 at DailyKos - some below
This is what I found on Google:

CIA reclassifies Scoop Jackson's records. | 107 comments (107 topical, 0 editorial, 0 hidden)

He's the Poster Boy for the Neo-cons (3.50 / 2)

I wonder who worked for him back then.

by gabbneb on Tue Feb 15th, 2005 at 17:18:40 PST

voila voila.. (4.00 / 24)

Scoop Jackson's protgs shaping Bush's foreign policy
By Alex Fryer
Seattle Times Washington bureau

WASHINGTON -- As legacies go, few elected officials from the state cast a longer shadow than the late Sen. Henry "Scoop" Jackson, who served 31 years in the Senate and launched two unsuccessful presidential campaigns.

<...> Many of the young aides who were drawn to work for Jackson in the 1970s because of his unwavering opposition to the Soviet Union now help shape the Bush administration's foreign policy.


The list of former Jackson staff members reads like a who's who of foreign-policy experts.

Richard Perle is an adviser to the Defense Department and considered a major influence on Bush administration foreign policy.

Doug Feith is undersecretary of defense for policy at the Pentagon.

Elliott Abrams, special assistant to the president focusing on Middle East affairs, worked as special counsel to Jackson.

Paul Wolfowitz, deputy secretary of defense and one of Bush's Iraq policy experts, never served directly under Jackson. But they had a long relationship that began when Wolfowitz, then a 29-year-old graduate student, helped Jackson prepare charts when the senator wanted to persuade fellow lawmakers to fund an antiballistic-missile program in 1969.

"The Rumsfeld Defense Department is as close to Jackson as any publicly identifiable group," biographer Kaufman said. He remembers a Henry M. Jackson Foundation dinner in Washington, D.C., three years ago attended by Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld, Perle, Abrams and Wolfowitz.

Perle and Jeanne Kirkpatrick, former U.N. ambassador under Reagan, serve on the board of the Seattle-based Jackson Foundation, which provides grants to nonprofits and educational institutes.

Former House Speaker Tom Foley, who also worked for Jackson, and longtime civic leader Jim Ellis are also board members, as are Peter Jackson and his mother.


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emad Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-22-05 12:19 PM
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8. Vanunu connection maybe? Or is it old DU pal Dov Zakheim?
The last DU story on him I remember was re FRI investigation of an Israeli spy in the Pentagon....
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seemslikeadream Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-22-05 12:19 PM
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9. Neo-Conservative Ascendency in the George W. Bush Administration
Edited on Tue Feb-22-05 12:29 PM by seemslikeadream

January 8, 2002 in JINSA Events, Programs, Publications and Notices : Events, Meetings and Programs : The Henry M. "Scoop" Jackson Distinguished Service Award

The basic timeline of the Boeing ``Tanker-gate'' scandal is:

In NOVEMBER-DECEMBER 2001, in the aftermath of 9/11, neo-con/Likudnik insider Dov Zakheim, as Defense Dept. Comptroller, pushed through a policy of ``leasing'' capital assets instead of buying them. One of the biggest deals to go through, was the leasing of 100 ``gas stations in the sky'' from Boeing, at a cost of about $26 billion. (A recent press account says that Zakheim had been a consultant to Boeing in the 1990s.)

In DECEMBER 2001, Boeing invested $20 million in Richard Perle's Trireme company -- which was created to profit from the growing security business after 9/11. Perle's partner Gerald Hillman, and Trireme advisor Henry Kissinger, were also on the Defense Policy Board. (Boeing's relationship to Perle, Wolfowitz, etc. is being looked at anew; remember that the neo-con cabal all worked en bloc for Sen. ``Scoop'' Jackson , who had been called the "Senator from Boeing.")

As of yesterday, there were 50 members, including Henry Cooper, former director of the Pentagon's Strategic Defense Initiative; Midge Decter, former director of the Committee for the Free World; Richard Fairbanks of the Center for Strategic and International Studies and a former special Mideast envoy; Frank J. Gaffney Jr., president of the Center for Security Policy and an aide to the late senator Henry M. "Scoop" Jackson (D-Wash.); Max Kampelman, ambassador and head of the U.S. delegation to the negotiations with the Soviet Union on nuclear and space arms in Geneva; Jeane Kirkpatrick, former ambassador to the United Nations; Dave McCurdy, former Democratic chairman of the House intelligence committee; former representative Stephen Solarz (D-N.Y.); and Dov Zakheim, former undersecretary of defense.
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rumpel Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-22-05 12:20 PM
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10. and as usual the MSM in the US will not cover these events....
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seemslikeadream Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-22-05 12:56 PM
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13. Jackson Oversaw CIA "Black Budget"-Gave Nod to US Backed Coups in Iraq

Jackson was nicknamed "The Senator from Boeing" and a consummate Washington power broker and militarist. I wonder if his role in the Iraqi coups needs to be covered up. Perhaps Saddam is going to trial and someone wanted to access those CIA files which could be damning? That's just speculation on my part. Here are a few excerpts from an article linked below:

"But it was in national security that Jackson's impact was deepest. The hawks' hawk, he was to the right of many in both parties. Not even the massive retaliation strategy and roving CIA interventions of the Eisenhower '50s were tough enough for him. Perched on the mighty Armed Services Committee as well as his other bases of power, he went on over the next decade to goad the Kennedy and Johnson administrations, urging the Vietnam War, fatter military budgets, stronger support of Israel in the Middle East and a more aggressive foreign policy in general."
"It was then, 40 years ago, that Jackson began to be linked directly, if furtively, to some of the uglier and little-known origins of the war on Iraq in 2003. Overseeing the CIA's "black budget" for covert operations and interventions from a subcommittee of Armed Services, he was one of a handful of senators who gave a nod to two U.S.-backed coups in Iraq, one in 1963 and again in 1968. Those plots brought Saddam Hussein to power amid bloodbaths in which the CIA, exacting the price for its support, handed Saddam and his Baath Party cohorts lists of supposed anti-U.S. Iraqis to be killed."

"The result was the systematic murder of several hundred and as many as several thousand people, in which Saddam himself participated. Whatever the toll, accounts agree that CIA killing lists comprised much of Iraq's young educated elite -- doctors, teachers, technicians, lawyers and other professionals as well as military officers and political figures -- Iraqis who would not be there to oppose Saddam's growing tyranny over ensuing years or to help rebuild or govern Iraq, as the United States now hopes to do, after the current war."
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