Rodney Stich - Defrauding America
Posted: Wed Nov 06, 2019 5:38 pm
viewtopic.php?f=7&t=1366&p=6243#p6243Firestarter wrote: ↑Wed Nov 06, 2019 5:19 pmOctober surprise – bribing Ayatollah Khomeini
While the US military was preparing another rescue mission, the Reagan-Bush team sabotaged the efforts by making this plan public.
William Casey and other members of the Reagan-Bush team met secretly with Iranian factions, offering bribes if the Americans remained hostage until after the November 1980 elections. The $40 million bribe money came from the Committee to Reelect the President (CREEP)
Richard Brenneke testified that he saw George Bush and Donald Gregg in Paris on the weekend of 19 October 1980.
Russbacher said:Russbacher stated that other passengers included George Cave (former CIA Iran expert and translator); Richard Allen; Senators John Tower and John Heinz; Congressman Dan Rostenkowski; and Jennifer Fitzgerald of the State Department.On the flight deck were pilots Richard Brenneke, an Air Force pilot, and I was the command pilot. In the cabin were George Bush; William Casey (who would be appointed director of the CIA); Robert Gates; Donald Gregg (who at that time was a member of President Carter's National Security Council) and others.
Russbacher also saw Adnan Khashoggi and Hashemi Rafsanjani (Ayatollah Khomeini's second in command) in Paris.
Ari Ben-Menashe stated that he was a member of the Mossad's advance team working with the French government, which arranged the meetings on the 19 October 1980 weekend in Paris.
Oswald LeWinter stated that he saw George Bush, Donald Gregg and William Casey at the Paris meeting.
Alexandre de Marenches said that he organised the meeting, on the request of his friend, William Casey, but that he did not attend it.
This 20 September 1985 document describes the arms-for-hostages scheme showing Israeli involvement; identifying Gunther Russbacher and Robert Hunt (2 of Stich’s sources); and names Oliver North.
The initial meeting was held in Geneva on or about 14 March 1980, between Ahmed Heidari and Mohammed Hussein Behishti with Cyrus Hashemi and Ari Ben-Menashe (of the Mossad).
At a second meeting in Barcelona at the Pepsico International Headquarters Building, William Casey, Robert McFarlane and Peter Van Tyne (executive vice-president for Pepsico) met with the Iranians Hushang Lavi and Rogovin.
Russbacher described how the CIA’s Valley Bank in Phoenix played a key role in moving money for the October Surprise.
This 27 May 1986 document from John Poindexter to Bill Casey lists the bank account number of a CIA proprietary, for money for the arms. Also listed are Khashoggi, Gunther Russbacher and Robert Hunt. Vice President Bush apparently received a copy of this document.
Rodney Stich – Defrauding America; Encyclopedia of secret operations by the CIA, DEA, and other covert agencies (1993) – 98.5 MB!!!: https://the-eye.eu/public/concen.org/Ro ... 20-%20.pdf