- Old-timers with covert operations expertise felt in their
gut that something about the year 2000 presidential election blitz was
part of an intelligence agency covert scheme. In spy parlance, they suspected
the American people are victims of "black ops". Invoking "national
security", the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency ordered the major
press and wire services to play down if not entirely omit any possible
CIA complicity mentioned in an Associated Press story later "spiked".
Here are portions of the apparently censored story:
- "Thursday December 7 4:15 AM ET Florida Official
Admits Helping GOP By VICKIE CHACHERE, Associated Press Writer TALLAHASSEE,
Fla. (AP)- One attorney charged there was a 'sinister' conspiracy to aide
George W. Bush. A former CIA agent said he was trying to help GOP voters.
A county election official said she let Republican operatives correct absentee
ballot applications." And later in the story:
- As to the Martin County case, AP said: "Charles
Kane, who testified he worked for the FBI and retired from the CIA in 1975,
said nothing secretive and sinister occurred. 'We had an obligation to
them', he said of Republicans who had received the inaccurate ballot document.'We
had filled out their forms. We did not see this as altering. All we saw
this as was correcting a problem caused by the Republican Party of Florida'"
A later AP version omitted these matters.
- Even in the apparently suppressed story, Associated Press
left out plenty. Retired CIA and other agency covert operations agents
contend the Charles Kane who testified in the Martin County, Florida case
is the same Charles Kane they have known for many years. They describe
Charles Kane as being reportedly as follows:
- ===When he was younger, Charles Kane reportedly looked
almost exactly like Lee Harvey Oswald, the CIA "patsy" blamed
by the fraudulent Warren Commission as the "lone assassin" in
1963 of President John F. Kennedy. Several assassination researchers in
their magazine articles and books have described how Oswald was framed
up with situations involving Oswald "look-alikes". The book suppressed
in the U.S., "Farewell America", has an extensive detailing of
- ===Charles Kane was reportedly part of CIA's super-secret
bloody dirty tricks project called "Operation 40".
- ===Charles Kane reportedly played a role in CIA's aborted
invasion in 1961 of Cuba at the "Bay of Pigs".
- ===Charles Kane was active in Chicago with CIA-mafia
gangsters including Sam "Momo" Giancana, murdered with an OSS
special type assassin gun in 1975, the same year the current Charles Kane
testified he retired from the American CIA. Kane was also reportedly active
with Johnny Roselli, a CIA-mafia operative murdered shortly after Giancana.
[Some details are in "Double Cross" the book by Giancana relatives.]
Kane reportedly helped Chicago area gangsters, including Giancana, plant
the fraudulent 8,000 ballots in Chicago that enabled John F. Kennedy to
carry Illinois and its Electoral College vote in 1960. Nixon was left out
as a result. Nixon later played a key role at CIA's "Bay of Pigs"
fiasco, blamed onto the newly-inaugurated President Kennedy.
- ===Charles Kane for many years reportedly was part of
"Executive Action" activities of the FBI and CIA,originally domestic
and overseas coups and political assassinations but in more recent years
dirty tricks short of actual political murders.
- Has the CIA complicity in orchestrating the Florida presidential
election scandal, as well as other events in the U.S., started to unravel?
Has an apparent split in American CIA surfaced by way of the testimony
of Charles Kane? Why then was he a witness in the Martin County case?
- Equally puzzling is the reprnting in softcover, just
prior to the year 2000 Presidential Election,of the book "1876"
by Gore Vidal. [He is a distant relative of Albert Gore, Jr. Fancy people
use their grandmother's last name as their first name.] Originally published
in 1976, by Random House, Inc., the last 80 pages or so of the book give
the details of the Samuel Tilden-Rutherford B. Hayes election struggle
of 1876, a extremely close election where one candidate got a plurality
of the national popular vote and the other got the majority Electoral College
vote. Strange, but it centered, in part around FLORIDA and massive corruption
of public officials as to the election.
- Conspiracy theorists assert that the year 2000 election
seems to use the book "1876" as a nearly exact blueprint, for
how the nation can be divided up. Tilden, according to Gore Vidal's book,
never conceded but lived out his life contending he had been the elected
President. Tilden sought at the site of the Presidential inauguration to
be sworn in as the elected President but was blocked by armed troops. As
re-createed in Vidal's book, the country almost boiled over into a second
American Civil War.
- Little-known to the public,all the major Establishment
news networks and newswire services about to run stories about the American
CIA, have to get prior clearance from the spy agency. In the U.S., there
is a non-statutory version of Britain's Official Secrets Act requiring
articles to be circulated effecting "national security" to be
first submitted to be approved. In a like fashion in the U.S., such articles
have to be submitted in advance to the CIA Censorship Board or a similar
almost unknown agency or commission.
- British press outlets and newswire services that run
afoul of the law are subject to having their equipment, presses, radio
and television transmitting instruments, buildings, and vehicles seized
by the London government. On the other hand, American outlets, under presidential
edict rather than law-by-Congress, if accused of about to violate "national
security", are subject to having their satellite links blocked by
the super-secret satellite operations agency, the National Reconnaissance
Office, NRO; websites shut down; and their wire service connections, domestic
and overseas, terminated. The U.S. Secret Service reserves the arbitrary
power to themselves to keep "un-co-operative" journalists from
attending important press conferences, by denying them mandatory press
credentials and security clearances, thus making such journalists unemployable.
- The American CIA and their "privitized" adjuncts,
such as reportedly Wackenhut, have long engaged in overthrowing foreign
governments, assassinating popular U.S.leaders and officials, caused fake
foreign and domestic "emergencies" and coups. WHY is it hard
then to believe they would not also orchestrate, on a vast scale, the overthrowing
of the American Central Government, to favor, for example, the British
itching to return us to a puppet colony status? Some contend we may see
the American Constitution overthrown by such means and the nation run by
Martial Law as a way of dealing with an expected U.S. financial debacle.
- Stay tuned.
- Here is a copy of the "spiked" AP story posted
on another website:
- Florida Official Admits Helping GOP Thursday December
7 4:15 AM ET
- By Vickie Chachere Associated Press Writer
- TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - One attorney charged there was
a ``sinister'' conspiracy to aide George W. Bush. A former CIA agent said
he was just trying to help GOP voters. A county elections official said
she let Republican operatives correct absentee ballot applications.
- Two trials that could affect tens of thousands of presidential
votes played out just blocks from where Florida's highest court was set
to hear legal arguments Thursday in the contested presidential election.
- In Leon County Circuit Court, attorneys representing
voters who alleged Republicans tampered with absentee ballot application
forms asked judges to throw out as many as 25,000 absentee ballots from
Seminole and Martin counties.
- At issue in both cases is whether mistakes on absentee
ballot request forms sent out by the Florida Republican Party in the waning
days of the election were illegally corrected by state GOP officials when
the mistakes were discovered.
- ``It was a sinister underground conspiracy'' to help
Bush, said Edward Stafman, attorney for the Martin County challengers.
- But Republican activists testified they did nothing wrong,
saying they just were trying to correct mistakes their party made on the
- Attorneys for the counties and the Republicans are pleading
with the judges to not throw out absentee votes. They argue that voters
had no control over what was done and shouldn't be disenfranchised.
- In the Seminole County case, Leon County Circuit Judge
Nikki Clark was to hear closing arguments Thursday afternoon. In Martin
County, Judge Terry Lewis took nearly four hours of testimony Wednesday
before recessing and asking attorneys to resume the trial at 8 a.m. Thursday.
- The Seminole and Martin county trials were held back-to-back
in the same courtroom. Testimony in the Seminole case finished after 13
hours Wednesday, then the Martin case began.
- Bush won the absentee balloting by 4,797 votes in Seminole
and by 2,815 votes in Martin, so throwing them out could place his 537-vote
certified statewide lead in jeopardy.
- Voter ID numbers were left off many applications through
computer errors in Seminole County and incorrect numbers were placed on
the forms in Martin County. Florida law says ballot applications may not
be mailed out without the correct identification numbers.
- In the Seminole County case, elections supervisor Sandra
Goard admitted she allowed Republican officials to fill in the numbers
and said it was the first time she had done so. Democrats did not ask for
the same accommodation, she said.
- Goard also testified that Florida law did not give her
the authority to allow party officials to fill in the numbers. But she
said she allowed GOP official Michael Leach and a second man she has been
unable to identify to fill in the numbers at the party's request. Democratic
Party state chairman Bob Poe later called to protest her actions, but Poe
did not request the same opportunity to correct applications for Democrats,
- Goard did not appear in court Wednesday. Her previous
deposition testimony was read aloud instead.
- In the Martin County case, county GOP official Tom Hauck
was asked on the stand whether he would acknowledge ``walking out of the
office'' of Republican elections supervisor Peggy Robbins ``with a stack
of applications for absentee ballots.''
- ``On one occasion, that's right,'' Hauck replied, adding
that he took the ballots to county Republican headquarters to fill in the
- Charles Kane, who testified he worked for the FBI and
retired from the CIA in 1975, said nothing secretive nor sinister occurred.
- ``We had an obligation to them,'' he said of Republicans
who had received the inaccurate ballot document. ``We had filled out their
forms. We did not see this as altering. All we saw this as was correcting
a problem caused by the Republican Party of Florida.''
- Todd Schnick, the state Republican party's political
director, testified that he did not remember key elements of the ballot
form glitches, which occurred in the last weeks of the presidential campaign.
- In the Seminole County case, Democratic activist Harry
Jacobs filed the challenge. Defense attorneys said Jacobs had raised $50,000
for Democrat Al Gore (news - web sites)'s campaign and provided other assistance.
- Gore is not a party in either lawsuit. _____
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