‘Privatising’ covert action: the case of the Unification Church

Lobster Issue 21 (1991) £££

[…] A couple of examples of joint UC-KCIA operations should be delineated for illustrative purposes. One involved the Korean Cultural and Freedom Foundation (KCFF), reputedly Pak’s brainchild. ( 103) This organization was formally established in Washington in March 1964, ostensibly to accord honor to Americans who defended and aided Korea, provide for cultural interchanges, and […]

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Lockerbie, the octopus and the Maltese double cross

Lobster Issue 27 (1994) £££

Political debris continues to fall from the bombing of the Pan-Am flight 103 on 21 December 1988, which killed 270 people. Fallout from Lockerbie has begun to reveal one of the ugliest political corruptions of recent times. This Byzantine tale is further evidence of just how powerful and ruthless the American-led international security apparatus […]

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Right-wing Terrorists and the Extraparliamentary Left in Post-World War 2 Europe: Collusion or Manipulation?

Lobster Issue 18 (1989) £££

[…] who passed through the AP’s guerre revolutionnaire course were drawn from the ranks of European neo-fascist organizations, (102) and some were later implicated in terrorist actions. ( 103) Even more importantly, given the topic under consideration, ‘the infiltration of pro-Chinese (Maoist) organizations and the use, of this cover was one of the great specialities […]

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The Ultranationalist Right in Turkey and the Attempted Assassination of Pope John Paul II

Lobster Issue 19 (1990) £££

[…] place for a local Bozkurt subgroup, which was led by Oral Celik and included within its ranks Caylan Mehmet Sener, his brother Hasan, and Yalcin Ozbey. ( 103) Since all of these figures later played important roles in Agca’s terrorist escapades, there can be little doubt that Agca fell in with this group at […]

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The view from the bridge

Lobster Issue 58 (Winter 2009/2010) FREE

[PDF file]: […] Donoughue in his Downing Street Diary (London 2005). Donoughue gives a very interesting short summary of his memories of life at No 10 with Wilson at Page 103 Winter 2009/10 Lobster 58 letter and other documents in the box of material recovered by the police, Wilson resigned.’ 2 And that’s it. There was a […]

Fascism, the Security Service and the Curious Careers of Maxwell Knight and James McGuirk Hughes

Lobster Issue 22 (1991) £££

[…] 144/20142; HO 144/20144 and 20145 contain the Special Branch reports listing his involvement in these sections of the BUF. PRO HO 144/20144/143-4. PRO HO 144/20142/314; HO 144/20144/ 103, 208 and 237-8; HO 144/20145/222-5 and 235. PRO HO 144/20144/103; HO 144/20145/235 Mosky versus Marchbank Papers, statements made by Mr C.M. Dolan at conference at Unity […]

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The United States and the overthrow of Sukarno, 1965-67

Lobster Issue 20 (1990) £££

[…] their enemies. Thus militant trade-unionists as well as conservative generals in Chile received small cards printed with the ominous words Djakarta se acerca (Jakarta is approaching). ( 103) This is a model destabilization plan — to persuade all concerned that they no longer can hope to be protected by the status quo, and hence […]

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The Global Drug Meta-Group: Drugs, Managed Violence, and the Russian 9/11

Lobster Issue free article

By Peter Dale Scott (18,734 words) 10/29/05 See also A Ballad of Drugs and 9/11 (I wish to acknowledge the invaluable assistance in the preparation of this essay from N, a Russian who for the time being prefers to remain anonymous.)   Tajik authorities have claimed repeatedly that neither the US nor NATO exerts any […]

Tittle-tattle

Lobster Issue 45 (Summer 2003) £££

[…] not only had a rapid rise to the top in her journalistic career, she’s been lucky in her travel arrangements. She was booked on Pan Am Flight 103 that left London for New York on December 21, 1988. She told Sunday Telegraph readers on the 10th anniversary of the Lockerbie disaster: ‘About a week […]

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The Father of Spin: Edward L. Bernays and the Birth of Public Relations

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Lobster Issue 44 (Winter 2002/3) £££

[…] unable to bear the thought of mortality, and it’s possible that he lived so long – he died in 1995, bright and alert to the last, aged 103 – simply because he wouldn’t let himself die. His century is the story of the century that he helped shape. At the end, sitting alone in […]

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