The DFS, Silvia Duran and the CIA-Mafia connection

[…] 27, 1963, meaning that an alleged third visit the next day did not actually occur. Either from this visit or some earlier event, the visitor to the Embassy was known to authorities as ‘Harvey Lee Oswald’. The visitor said he was a Communist. The corroboration of the suppressed testimony by the original visa application […]

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A ‘great venture’: overthrowing the government of Iran

[…] rid of’. ‘Any new government that is worth its salt’ would then ‘have to take drastic action against individual extremists’.(34) A fortnight later, in September 1951, the embassy was noting its preference ‘for a change of government to be engineered’.(35) An adviser at the British embassy, Colonel Wheeler, explained on 29 September that ‘combined […]

Five at Eye

[…] of MI5, as the ‘Red Army’ are based at the London Embassies of the Soviet Union and her satellites. The KGB’s British headquarters is at the Soviet Embassy in Kensington Palace Gardens. The consular section nearby is staffed exclusively by KGB men, and others are to be found at the Soviet trade delegation offices […]

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Lee Harvey Oswald in Mexico: new leads

[…] officer says. ” He was a Russian official in Mexico City working for the CIA. We did our own inquiries and found a good candidate – an embassy KGB man who was probably a ‘walk-in’, volunteering information to the CIA.” (16) So, in 1963, when Oswald went to the Soviet Embassy in Mexico City, […]

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Is Libya still the prime suspect for the murder of WPC Fletcher?

[…] details of that sensational episode. Fairly quickly after this appalling crime, expressions of disquiet with official explanations were voiced. If guns had been taken into the Libyan embassy, surely the intelligence agencies would have known? If there had been a Libyan embassy plan to fire at the anti-Gaddafi demonstrators on that fateful day on […]

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International Labour and the Origins of the Cold War

[…] the union to quit and start a break-away: standard union-splitting tactics, no doubt well known to U.S. labor veterans like Brown. But while acknowledging that ‘The American embassy was an open house for elements of every political hue in the CGT’, MacShane then tries to qualify this by informing us that ‘the American embassy […]

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Afterword: the search for “Maurice Bishop”

[…] it was an officer called Kirkpatrick. CIA officer Ann Goodpasteur is believed to have told an untruth to the HSCA about a picture taken at the Soviet Embassy on October 1 1963. She says delay until October 10th in informing headquarters was because of the unsuccessful efforts to identify the “unidentified man” – possibly […]

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U.S. influence after the war

[…] universally recognised that he was the key member of our embassy.'(39)(emphasis added) There were also ‘Labour Information Officers’ attached to the Marshall Plan staff in the US Embassy in London. One such, William Gausman, ‘in May 1950 began discussions with a section of the leadership of the Clerical and Allied Workers Union on how […]

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US involvement in the Fiji coup d’etat

[…] blessings” to the post-coup provisional government and assured him that the US was “on standby to help if needed”. These claims are vigorously denied by the US embassy in Fiji.(Evening Post, May 26 1987) The 1982 election American involvement in the previous election sets the scene for interpreting what was behind the coup. Outside […]

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Outlawing the Naming of Agents

[…] what is often known as ‘light’ cover. The term serves as a reminder that it is a simple task for the local counter-espionage outfit to determine which embassy staff are genuine diplomats. Nevertheless the embassy has several advantages over locations outside: access to embassy facilities (archives, communications etc), diplomatic immunity and natural opportunities to […]

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