Prince Charles explains 'pebble theatre'.
Don Pierson [right]
explains how a young
Prince Charles made a
request to join the
Radio London fan club.
Prince Charles explains 'pebble theatre'.
Don Pierson [right]
explains how a young
Prince Charles made a
request to join the
Radio London fan club.
1964 and the Continental Shelf Act ....
Since this is all about the waters above the Continental Shelf claimed by the United Kingdom, you should be aware of how this claim began in 1964, and continued to expand in scope. 'Radio Caroline' occupied waters in this area, and other resource laws were gradually harmonized to bring them all under the same sort of geographical policing powers of the United Kingdom.
Figuring out how we all got bushwhacked and trapped inside a new propaganda mill churning out a new interpretation of everything we thought we knew, but didn't, is quite a daunting undertaking, especially if you have limited funding and limited helpers! But that is us!
We are not affiliated to any outside group; religious, political or social and therefore we have no "Master". We are free people and a good part of our own awakening to the meaning of the word "freedom" has come from living in the Lone Star State of Texas. In Texas you sink or swim, and although social awareness has begun to change due to migration into the State by individuals bringing outside ideas with them, change has been very slow indeed.
Some things are quite surprising about Texas. It is very protective of the right of individuals to believe in their own reason for being alive, and it became protective of children long before a lot socialized States and nations began showing an interest in that area of human existence. But it is also a place where adult individuals have had to look to themselves to get bailed out of trouble, because the government still sees its main role in protecting individuals from harm by outsiders, more than anything else. "Freedom" in Texas has meant the right to succeed and the right to fail at succeeding.
Now you know that, you know the history of Brown and Root which became a part of Halliburton. With the rugged individualism of fending off outsiders came the means to do so. Because Texas is one state in a union of states forming the nation called the United States of America; Texans have retained their ability to defend themselves and their interests against any form of unwanted interference by individuals; or groups of individuals, and any nation which dares to show aggression towards the USA.
Texas is also vast, so big that it could be split up into several smaller States, and the climate and geography of each one would offer something different to the others. This vastness of size containing enormous natural resources, also gave Texas the ability to become a huge food and energy resource for the nation.
Now we are talkin' money. Big money, and with big money comes big political clout which Halliburton and Brown and Root thrived upon.
Lyndon Baines Johnson was their 'boy' from the word 'go!'
LBJ did what his Masters told him to do, and because LBJ became President of the United States of America, well that kind of opened up its own can of worms, because Brown and Root were not the only Masters, and LBJ was not the only Servant, although he was figuratively the 'top dog'.
This is the culture that came to visit the Crown dominated United Kingdom. Uncouth by British standards? Of course. Powerful? Yes, but so was the British Crown which developed a highly visible geographical empire full of pomp and circumstance which then morphed into an invisible empire of financial wealth surrounded and protected by official secrecy.
So what has any of this to do with offshore broadcasting and especially 'Radio Caroline' in the Sixties?
If you don't know who has been pulling the strings that open the memory banks of your mind, you have no idea of the validity of what has been placed in there. To find the answers you need investigators. We call ourselves 'YesterTecs'. Investigation of this kind is our own mandate for this Blog. We are pulling this strange story apart and we are shining our own light into the dark crevices to find the hidden pieces of a gigantic jigsaw puzzle whose completed picture is not the one that your perceived image has gleaned from the few pieces that you have seen so far.
Now as far as offshore broadcasting in the Sixties is concerned, and especially as it reflects anything to do with the creation of 'Radio Caroline', that story which was terminated in 1967 and limped into oblivion by the Spring of the following year, remained unchanged until 1990, and that is when the mischief really began. That is what we will be revealing in this ongoing story which will appear in book format as 'Dial 999 for Caroline'.
GIANT was a 1956 movie, and if you watch the entire film (which you can still rent or purchase), you will get an idea of where those Texans came from: the ones who planted their stake into the continental shelf of the North Sea. It will also give you an idea of how big this research project of ours is, and you get to know what is taking us so long to accomplish this job.
Below is just a brief clip.
Remember, we are not dancing to anyone else's tune, just our own!
Everyone knew what was probably under the North Sea, and they had known it since at least the middle of World War II, and possibly much earlier. But there was just one big problem standing in the way of a beginning rush to riches from that gigantic pool of untapped energy:
That problem concerned a lack of technological knowledge which revealed how to access and retrieve that 'black gold' beneath the continental shelf and submerged by the waters of the North Sea. But all that was about to change, and soon the rush would begin to find and then retrieve those resources!
The core issue was not 'pop' music.
It had never been about pop music.
The British pop music industry had begun to come alive long before the 'pirate radio' ships began to appear. No one still wants to admit it, but the Beatles did not need the 'pirate radio' stations - they were already international stars who were leading the way in promoting the booming sound of British youth groups. But championing that cause was none other than the British Broadcasting Corporation who began a concept which had been taken up and exploited by its younger State sister, the Independent Television Authority!
It may be sacrilege to all those who want to invent a memory of a yesterday that never happened, but the BBC and ITA were promoting British recorded music long before daytime commercial radio from offshore stations became a reality! The difference between this fact and their fiction is that the premier means of exploitation in the United Kingdom was not radio, but television. In the USA the story was reversed.
This concept of teen television even had its own mega star named Jack Good. It was his talent that promoted the sound of youth. He took his programing ideas from BBC to ITA, and then across the Atlantic to ABC-TV in the United States of America.
The reason why the so-called history of 'pirate radio' broadcasting (as written and published to date) does not make sense, is because it is a corruption of real events as they happened.
It is interesting that the 'Jimmy Ross' magical diversion did not really begin until Ian Cowper Ross reappeared on the scene in 1990, and it began with his book of nonsense called 'Rocking the Boat'. Yes, his father C. E. Ross had been previously referred to, but only in a vague sort of way where it could be interpreted as being the father of Ian Cowper Ross, and that is all.
In previous editions of this Blog we have told you who 'Mister Ross' of Reynards Wood is. He was a salesman for Jensen Cars of Birmingham. But Mister Ross, the father of Ian Cowper Ross was never referred to as 'Jimmy', and why would he be? If anything, Charles Edward Ross would be called 'Charlie', but never 'Jimmy'.
The mythical 'Jimmy Ross' is the product of Ian Cowper Ross' imagination in order to divert attention away from the real Jimmy in this story. He is the man who is never discussed in these books by idiots for idiots. "Jimmy Ross" never existed, but Jimmy Deterding did, and he is the key to understanding this entire story! We will have a lot more to say about Jimmy Deterding in future editions of this Blog.
Even the 1983 book written by Richard Nichols about 'Radio Luxembourg' downplays a major part of the pre-pirate radio story about popular music heard in Britain. That is because it downplays the advent of Alan Freed on '208' with his transcribed programs recorded in New York City.
Freed was the real pioneer of rock 'n' roll in the United Kingdom, even though he was only heard during 1956 on UK radio receivers. That is when his shows were aired on Saturday nights over 'Radio Luxembourg'. But Freed's real impact came from a long string of rock 'n' roll motion pictures that featured many cameos by the biggest stars of the day, and they were seen on cinema screens throughout the United Kingdom.
What this bevy of balderdash books about 'pirate radio' have in common, is the idea that there were two rival offshore radio stations: 'Radio Atlanta' and 'Radio Caroline'. Readers have been told that these two were engaged in a media war, which 'Radio Atlanta' lost, leaving 'Radio Caroline' as the lone survivor to gobble-up its poor competitor.
To make that idea work there had to be two rival groups backing these two rival stations, and to promote them there would have to be two rival radio station companies. But there was only one.
While details of every offshore radio station that broadcast to Britain in the Sixties is known and documented, it is peculiar that 'Radio Caroline' remains an enigma. In order to fill in the blank spots, Ronan O'Rahilly was hired as an Irishman with enough blarney to instantly recite all manner of stories which British journalists lapped-up, and turned into sensational news stories for their readers. But the fact is that Ronan O'Rahilly was a fraud. O'Rahilly spouted nonsense and to help him he was assisted by Ian Cowper Ross.
If this surge of fake 'Jimmy' stories did not begin until long after 'Radio Caroline' had been dead and buried under the 1967 Marine Offences Act, why did it suddenly get revived in 1990? True, others had come along at various times and called a number of stations broadcasting from boats by the name of 'Radio Caroline', just as there are stations doing the same thing today but from land bases. Only none of them are the real 'Radio Caroline' because it is long gone.
Either the perpetrator of these 'Jimmy' tales had his own reason for promoting his fictitious story, or something else was resurfacing from the Sixties that needed to be reburied. Evidence points to the first scenario, but it also served the purpose of totally burying the original story about who really created 'Radio Caroline', and why it was created.
There are a lot of wild conspiracy stories floating around today, which leads some to brand anything that attempts to connect one person or event, to another person or event, as a conspiracy, and therefore the work of loony-tunes.
No, we don't agree with 'political correctness', only truth and accuracy in reporting!
The reason why we brand some as loony-tunes is because they try to link A to D or 1 to 5 while bypassing the missing letters or numbers. These are indeed the promoters of crazy conspiracy theories.
Yet the Government of the United States of America regularly prosecutes people for engaging in conspiratorial activities, and although the Government of the United Kingdom does the same thing, it buries use of that word under the heading of "Inchoate offences". See:
The UK definition of conspiracy (see citation above), is: ".... an agreement where two or more people agree to carry their criminal scheme into effect, the very agreement is the criminal act itself."
It may come as a surprise to some who think that the word 'conspiracy' belongs to the world of 'extremist groups', and whatever that catch-all expression really means is unclear. But the British definition is not unclear at all. In fact, it may come as a shock to some when they learn that in the UK, its:
".... Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) prosecutes criminal cases that have been investigated by the police and other investigative organisations in England and Wales. The CPS is independent, and we make our decisions independently of the police and government."
The CPS 'boss' is that mysterious entity known as the British Crown - which by legal definition is the corporation sole that dominates all activities under its jurisdiction. Because there is no written constitution under the jurisdiction of the British Crown, it itself forms a part of that mysterious composition often referred to as a so-called "unwritten constitution". But it is not unwritten, because it is made-up of texts derived from its legislature, which as time progresses, is composed of more-and-more edicts - including those that appear on the site listed above:
"Nothing need be done in pursuit of the agreement."
"Repentance, lack of opportunity and failure are all immaterial."
"It is the course of conduct agreed upon which is critical; if that course involves some act by an innocent party, the fact that he does not perform it and thus prevents the commission of the substantive offence, does not absolve the parties to the agreement from liability."
"The agreement cannot be a mere mental operation; it must involve spoken or written words or other overt acts. If the defendant repents and withdraws immediately after the agreement has been concluded, they are still guilty of the offence. Withdrawal from it goes to mitigation only."
"There must be an agreement to commit the criminal offence, but the motives of the conspirators are irrelevant."
This is basically what we are using as our own definition of the word 'conspiracy', however, the fact that the British Crown has been, and still is guilty by its own definition of conspiracy to commit "crimes against humanity", gets shuffled under the carpets of Whitehall and other UK government offices. They believe in: "don't do as we do, do as we say!"
This becomes very confusing to the average person.
If the loony-tunes have their definitions of 'conspiracy', and they do, so do the people in power who are supposed to be representing 'The People' as individual human beings who have individually been born born the same way, and who will all die individually. Please see our definition at:
Leaving aside the hypocrisy of governments which apply rules unfairly, we do not engage in the kind of storytelling that Paul Alexander Rusling has engaged in. He is engaging in a form of guilt by association - where the association does not exist to begin with, and therefore there is no guilt! Nothing could be clearer and more well-defined in the fraud perpetrated by Paul Alexander Rusling than his perpetuation of the myth concerning a 'Jimmy Ross' - who in reality - never existed!
But without the lie about 'Jimmy Ross', Paul Alexander Rusling is revealed as a bag of wind who is holding out his hands begging for money from gullible anoraks.
Paul Alexander Rusling has engaged in a conspiracy to defraud, because he has performed his act (according to his own published words), with the assistance and for the benefit of a licensed UK station that is calling itself 'Radio Caroline', and pretending to be a continuation of a station that first came on the air in March 1964.
That is why this investigation is different and why what you read here is the truth to the best of our knowledge. If we are proved to be in error we will immediately admit our error and make corrections where necessary.
We do not charge our readers for this service which we offer in the public interest.
Missing Pieces ....
Although we have compared our investigation to a pebble dropped into a still pool of water, it is also similar to a gigantic jigsaw puzzle. In fact, we have not revealed as yet, some of the major pieces of the jigsaw picture that we have already uncovered.
Since this investigation is ongoing, some have taken chunks of the puzzle we have revealed and tried to put them together by filling in the blanks with either old myths or fake stories, and this is what people like Brian Lister and then Paul Rusling have done by self-publishing their vanity books complete with bogus information. This is unfortunate, because the very people who should be most interested in seeing the true story published, are in fact some of the worst when it comes to intellectual thievery for their own personal benefit.
Some ask, why pick on people like Paul Rusling, since he only published a book for fans of 'Radio Caroline'? But that is not what he did at all. He published a vanity book for his own personal gain and used the fans of 'Radio Caroline' as his targeted victims to pay him money. They became his piggy-bank.
Therefore the fans who keep on being told by these vanity publishers that their new book is the 'true' story or the 'real' story, are never the wiser, only financially the poorer. Then along came some academics who picked-up false threads and then embellished them for release as educational tools. The BBC has also made matters worse by peddling this same material to their viewers and listeners and readers. Wikipedia in this regard is just downright dreadful.
What has appeared on this Blog to date are huge chucks of the puzzle which have resulted from our own privately funded and genuine investigation which you have been allowed to read - free of charge. But, as we also wrote earlier in today's Blog, this is not all of the picture, because some parts that we know, we have not been posting on line as part of this Blog (although we may have posted them elsewhere, and all are copyrighted.)
Today's Blog is a caveat, a warning to anyone attempting to assemble what they have learned here, and attempting to place it into yet another vanity publication: you will be exposed as fraudsters if you do. We also advise anyone who has purchased a vanity book that promises to tell the 'real' story of 'Radio Caroline' to ask for a refund: You were sold goods under false pretenses and what you have is neither the 'real' nor the 'true' story of 'Radio Caroline'!
How we trapped Paul Rusling ....
Today we will continue to expound upon the texts we began to review yesterday, because they contain proof that 'The Radio Caroline bible' was compiled by someone who had no idea of what the real story was and is behind the 1964 birth of 'Radio Caroline'. By publishing his expropriated texts, Paul Rusling walked into our trap where he laid bare his theft, but because he did not know the rest of the story, he sold his gullible readers a total contradiction!
Here's the proof:
First of all let us go all the way back to March 2014 when we began a new phase of our ongoing research. In that February we wrote a Precursory Timeline for the Pirate Radio Hall of Fame - which was published the following month. At that time we had full intention of finishing a book about the origins of offshore radio, and then publishing it the following year! That was almost 7 years ago! This is where we first introduced the person of Frank Maher to offshore radio readers.
We do not know of any other source mentioning the person of Frank Maher in this context, other than The Pirate Radio Hall of Fame. But notice what Paul Rusling did with this information: He claims that "Frank Maher remembers .... that there was considerable official interest shown in the vessel after reports in local Galveston newspapers."
But the original item above in the PRHoF does not say that Frank Maher remembers anything at all. In fact, there was one newspaper in Galveston, and there was another in Houston which did become interested enough to write a feature that suggested a possible CIA past involvement. But it was our own research which resulted in contact with a Texas web site that specialized in the history of Houston station KILT, where someone recalled that it was Frank Maher who supervised the loading of equipment back on to the mv Mi Amigo. Maher worked under the management of Bill Weaver who was ultimately responsible for everything to do with that ship.
This reveals how little Paul Rusling knows about the entire subject regarding the ship Mi Amigo prior to 1964, but this ship is directly tied to the subject matter of Bill Weaver's book 'Triple Double Cross'. The Mi Amigo is also tied to the history of the radio ship mv Olga Patricia, because both of them are connected to the secret activities of U.S. Attorney General Robert F. Kennedy. He is the person who requested use of the ship Mi Amigo. His request went down the line to the Texas trio who owned it, and they in turn told Bill Weaver to bring it to Texas. But there was a problem.
The Cuban Missile Crisis and resulting embargo by the U.S. Navy beginning in the latter part of 1962 made it impossible to bring the Mi Amigo across the Atlantic at that time. Once the sea lanes were cleared Bill Weaver brought the ship over. That was its first trans-Atlantic crossing.
But the history of the Mi Amigo was being clouded back in 1964 when the second official 'Radio Caroline' booklet was published. According to its text (shown left), that ship made 4 trans-Atlantic crossings in 1963, but that would have been impossible since it was obtained in Europe and stayed in Europe until it was taken to Galveston where it arrived in March 1963, and that is where it remained until the last few days of December that year. Then it returned to Europe. That is a total of 2 trans-Atlantic crossings.
Although we began an academic series of articles in 2000, it was not until 2014 that we began to dig deeper, and after encountering the mystery of the book called 'Radio Man', we began to dig deeper still. It was then that we not only uncovered a hidden history, but we also ran into resistance from many who were merrily publishing vanity books about themselves and offshore radio.
These vanity publishers were repeating nonsense; lies; distortions and involuntarily assisting in a major cover-up of the real story. That is what we are now revealing bit-by-bit in this Blog, with the full intention of ultimately producing the promised volume, with or without help from other people.
It was in seeking assistance from others that we made contact with Paul Rusling (among many), but Rusling it turned out, only wanted to help himself and produce yet another worthless vanity book, to make money for himself. That is how he was able to steal our research and then twist it to create a book of contradictions, distortions and absolute fabrications!
Here is the trap that Rusling walked into:
Rusling failed to see what he had done by publishing the line about "two new units from the same manufacturer" being loaded on board the mv Mi Amigo in December 1963. He did not take time to ask what were these 2 new units for, or who loaded them on board the Mi Amigo for their voyage across the Atlantic Ocean? The only explanation for him to even know about Sun Cay, is because we told him! But even then, Rusling does not say that these 2 new transmitters were unloaded at Sun Cay, or offer any other explanation regarding their ultimate destination: In his texts these 2 new transmitters just vanish from view.
We know that when the mv Mi Amigo reached El Ferrol after almost sinking in the Atlantic Ocean, no move was made to retrieve the "2 new units". Why? Because they were no longer on board!
So what happened to them?
For this we need a quick lesson in geography with the help of some graphics:
This scenario causes a severe problem for Paul Rusling!
There are some questions that remain unanswered about the actual voyage of the Mi Amigo during the Winter of 1964, because some texts do not chart a direct course to El Ferrol from Sun Cay. In fact, those same texts do not even mention Sun Cay, or its ties to Clint Murchison. We learned long ago that the Mi Amigo left Galveston for the Bahamas, and not for Europe, but at the time we did not know where in the Bahamas it was headed.
The texts about the voyage of the Mi Amigo are somewhat ambiguous, because they chart a course across the Atlantic towards the coastline of Africa, and then turning in a northerly direction towards Spain. Because the ship apparently suffered damage and almost sank during that crossing, we have speculated that it might have put into port at an island for emergency repairs. It did arrive at El Ferrol, Spain later than originally expected. That information is supported by other texts.
Knowing that the voyage across the Atlantic would be dangerous for the Mi Amigo during Winter storms, it would have made sense to only have carried a cargo lashed to its top deck for as short a distance as possible after leaving Galveston. It then passed though the relatively shallow waters of the Gulf of Mexico, and then into the Caribbean Sea, before unloading its cargo at Sun Cay. The question then arises as to what happened to the 2 transmitters after they were unloaded at Sun Cay?
We know that Wijsmuller had control of the mv Fredericia which they had taken to Rotterdam, and where it stayed for about as long as it would later remain at Greenore, Ireland. We also know that Wijsmuller had a history of involvement with the offshore natural gas and oil industry in Texas and Venezuela, and so it would make sense if Wijsmuller had one of its ships standing by at Sun Cay ready to receive the 2 new transmitters - which they would then take to Rotterdam for installation on board the mv Fredericia. The Wijsmuller ships were designed to meet the worst of weather conditions, but the little Mi Amigo had originally been designed for much calmer and protected waters.
All of this is a hypothesis for which we have no documentation. But neither does Paul Rusling when he claims that 2 new transmitters were loaded on board the Mi Amigo at Galveston. He got his information from us. However, what we have explained to you in detail as being a working hypothesis, Paul Rusling has stated as fact, and for him, that creates a total contradiction in his own fake story about the history of 'Radio Caroline'!
Here is the conundrum that Paul Rusling has created for himself. It is a trap into which he walked not realizing that he was about to box himself into a situation from which his lack of credibility would be exposed for all to read! The problem for Rusling is that he has clung on to the fraudulent story about 'Jimmy' who he relates to the father of Ian Cowper Ross. The only reason for that fake story is to try to convince everyone that 'Radio Atlanta' and 'Radio Caroline' were two separate and independent projects, when in fact they were two parts of the same project run by the same company: Project Atlanta Limited.
Here is the unanswered question that Paul Rusling created for himself: If 2 new transmitters were loaded on to the Mi Amigo as cargo during the closing days of 1963, who ordered and who paid for that cargo? Remember, the only appearance of any entity tied specifically to 'Radio Caroline' was not even registered until late February 1964, in Ireland, and that was Planet Productions Limited. But we are referring to an event that took place in December 1963!
The 2 new transmitters could not have been loaded as cargo on board the Mi Amigo without permission, so who gave that permission? The Mi Amigo was under charter to an entity with a contract to Project Atlanta Limited. So this was no 'secret cargo', and if it was not a secret, then why pretend that 'Atlanta' and 'Caroline' were two separate and rival ventures?
What was the reason for bringing in a kid like Ian Cowper Ross, or for that matter a club DJ named Chris Moore? Ronan O'Rahilly was a different matter. He was the link to his father and the derelict Port at Greenore which came into play because of the last minute diversion from the Isle of Wight. That original location made more sense because the company that was commissioned to rig the antennas was located there, and its facility on the Isle of Wight was not far from Rotterdam where the 'Fredericia' was tied up at dockside.
However, at that time there were many people attached to the UK government keeping tabs on both Weaver and his ship called Mi Amigo. But it seems that at this stage they were unaware of the 'Fredericia' and its ties to Weaver's business associates. This is why Ronan O'Rahilly became a useful 'decoy duck', and why Ian Cowper Ross was hired to assist him with scripts in order to create a diversion away from the real story: "Don't look there - look over here"!
There were two parts to this one venture and both of them had only one operating company: Project Atlanta Limited. Rusling can't have it both ways. He tries to cling on to the latter-day myth about 'Jimmy Ross' so that he could claim that there were two rival operations going on, and one of them was a secret. But clearly there never was a rivalry between the 'Radio Caroline' operation and the 'Radio Atlanta' operation. That is not to say that a lot of people were not being misled about what was really going on! They were, and to a limited extent this included Allan James Crawford.
Crawford became a pawn in a much larger game, but Crawford eventually learned some of the truth the hard way, and that was when the big movers and shakers moved on to his board of directors controlling Project Atlanta Limited! When that company was registered in August 1963, it had only a couple of people on its board, and it is true, Crawford had begun scrounging around for investors.
Then a blue-ribbon; gold-star bevy of people were added to that same board, including Jimmy Deterding, grandson of the founder of the Shell Oil conglomerate! These people were heavy-hitters in for big money. They were not in some game to make a few coins from spinning cover-records at sea benefiting an independent series of record labels controlled by Allan James Crawford!
Unless Crawford was totally thick, he had to know what was going on. The one person who did not get the 'plot', was Oliver Smedley. He seems to have been kept in the dark, and that led to him making some terrible decisions that led to the death of Reg Calvert.
Rusling pretends that while the 'Radio Atlanta' operation was managed by professionals, the 'Radio Caroline' operation was run by kids with pocketful's of cash! That is what Rusling wrote, because that is what Ian Cowper Ross had written in his absurd book called 'Rocking the Boat'.
That scenario is plainly ridiculous and it is not supported by any facts in evidence, and by incorporating our hypothesis about those 2 new Continental Electronics transmitters, Paul Alexander Rusling has, in effect, jammed himself up against the wall marked 'contradictions'!
There was only one project company, and that company was Project Atlanta Limited.
[This text was expanded in scope and details on 2/24/2021. Please let us know if you spot typographical errors and we will correct them as soon as they are brought to our attention.]
Stripping Rusling to his core ....
We begin by returning to Rusling's page 56, because that is where he ultimately shoots himself in the foot! How? By claiming that when the mv Mi Amigo left Galveston Island during the closing hours of 1963, the ship had two refurbished Continental Electronics transmitters on board, plus two new units from the same manufacturer!
By making that claim, Paul Rusling acknowledged the source of his new information:
We are his source!
This information began with us, and it originated as a result of an analysis of known facts, and a very controversial working hypothesis. There is no hard evidence that we know of at this moment to support our claim that the Mi Amigo carried 4 transmitters on board when it left Galveston Island: two used and two new.
The evidence is circumstantial. But remember, in many cases brought to trial the evidence is circumstantial. Seldom is someone "caught in the act" by the police who can swear by first-hand testimony that their evidence is 100% true. Usually someone swears to "the best of their knowledge" that something is true. That is where we are with this information. It offers the most likely explanation, and that was and still is our hypothesis, which is the same one that Rusling claimed as his own work. That is another dishonest claim made by Paul Alexander Rusling.
We began working backwards from what we knew for a fact from other reliable and proven sources. This resulted in a lot of email correspondence with many people in which we floated our hypothesis (no one had ever suggested it before we did), that there was a problem with the accepted storyline about the outfitting of the mv Fredericia which became the mv Caroline.
For instance, we knew that when the Fredericia arrived at Greenore, it was already equipped with two new Continental Electronics transmitters, and a generator to power them. We also knew that this ship spent as long in Rotterdam with Wijsmuller, as it did after it arrived at Greenore. We knew the dates and therefore the timelines involved.
We also knew that the Mi Amigo left Galveston Island for the Bahamas, and we were given this information while in Houston back in the 1970s. Only much later did we discover where in the Bahamas the ship went to before crossing the Atlantic for Spain.
The question in our minds was: How did two new Continental Electronics transmitters made in Dallas, Texas, get on board the mv Fredericia at Rotterdam, Holland? We also wanted to know how the two refurbished Continental Electronics transmitters got on board the Mi Amigo at Galveston. There was a timeline problem.
We had access to the Continental Electronics factory worksheet, and we knew that on December 11, 1963 the original transmitters were still at the factory in Dallas, and we knew that they were reinstalled on the Mi Amigo together with a new generator on December 21, 1963, and that the ship left the Port of Galveston on December 29, 1963. We also knew that after it arrived in Galveston during March 1963, it was stripped of all broadcasting equipment and some of it was recycled for use by other McLendon stations. So some of the equipment put back on board the Mi Amigo was new, and not the same as the equipment that had been taken off the ship.
We knew who supervised the work of unloading and reloading this equipment, because we knew that Bill Weaver of KILT in Houston was ultimately responsible for the entire project. So we made a lot of enquiries and came up with the name of Frank Maher. This part is not a secret because we wrote about that for the 'Pirate Radio Hall of Fame' long ago, and due to new information, we need to update it. (Click the link.)
When we tracked the Mi Amigo's journey to Europe, we did so through a variety of means and sources, including the destination to which the Mi Amigo was first headed, after leaving Galveston. We also knew the limited ability of the Mi Amigo to carry excess bulky cargo, as well as the sea weather conditions for December into January. It all left very little in the way of options for delivering two new transmitters to Rotterdam for installation on board the Fredericia. In the end we narrowed it down to one option only.
The waters of the Gulf of Mexico which surround Galveston Island, and which flow into the Caribbean Sea connecting to the Bahamian archipelago, offer a little more protection than the violent waves encountered from then onwards across the Atlantic Ocean on a voyage to Europe. But even so, this was no joy ride, and it has been widely reported that when the Mi Amigo did enter the Atlantic Ocean, it "almost sank" due to Winter storms.
So we reasoned, if we were faced with this problem, what would we do? The answer seemed to be reinstalling the two refurbished transmitters on the Mi Amigo in their original locations, and then, before the factory released the two new transmitters, stripping anything fragile from their cabinets, and then delicately sealing and packing those parts for storage below the top deck. Carefully wrapped and sealed to protect against water damage, the two cabinets could be temporarily stored on the upper deck for the journey from Galveston to the Bahamas.
This seems to be the only logical answer to this situation given all of the other limitations on alternative explanations. Our scenario is that at Sun Cay in the Bahamas which was owned by Clint Murchison, he had an airstrip; a house and he also had a dock. So the Mi Amigo arrived at Sun Cay and transferred its top deck cargo with its stored parts below deck, onto a waiting Wijsmuller vessel. That ship then went on to Rotterdam, where another transfer was made to the Fredericia. The Mi Amigo went on to El Ferrol in Spain.
So that is what we came up with, and in general terms, that is also what Paul Alexander Rusling has in fact reprinted in his 'bible'. But for him, this acceptance of our hypothesis creates a major problem which he then tries to skip over. In doing so he hopes that his readers do not notice the anomaly in his own storyline.
Rusling wants to maintain the myth that 'Radio Atlanta' and 'Radio Caroline' were rival projects by rival backers, when in fact they were part of one project financed by the same people. But how could Rusling tell readers on the one hand that the 'Radio Caroline' transmitters had been carried on board the Mi Amigo, before either ship ever docked at Greenore, or for that matter, before anyone ever admitted to the existence of the 'Radio Caroline' project? If you carefully read all of the accounts given by Allan James Crawford about what he knew beforehand about the 'Radio Caroline' project, you will discover that it has been difficult to pin him down due to variations by him in responding to questions about his version of the story.
But of course Allan James Crawford was not running the show and neither was Jocelyn Stevens. As for Ronan O'Rahilly, he was a mere 'decoy duck': a 'useful fool' employed to serve the project by misleading the UK government; the press and the public. Behind it all was an impressive blue-ribbon panel of directors. Oliver Smedley was not in their league at all. He was another bit player added for decoration, who later on would go rogue and cause his own kind of havoc by killing Reg Calvert. Kitty Black is another person who had a lot to hide, because in this venture, no one was telling the truth, and everyone was operating with limited knowledge under a military-style "need-to-know".
We will have a lot more to say about the true financial structure later on, including a video about 'Mister Big', who Jocelyn Stevens claimed did not exist! But it was because of the lies and misdirection that the mythology about a "Jimmy", was born. However, until recently we did not know who "Mister Big" was, and so Paul Alexander Rusling could not steal from us what we ourselves did not know at the time of his theft!
But now we do. So we can now explain why Paul Rusling not only stole intellectual property from us, but why he stole from every single buyer of his fake 'bible' in order to prop-up another myth that the original 'Radio Caroline' which began in 1964, continues on the airwaves today.
It does not.
It was killed-off by UK government legislation on August 14, 1967.
What is on the UK licensed airwaves today, is a totally new and unrelated venture called 'Radio Caroline'. It began in recent times with an auto mechanic who uses a fake personal identity and operates in the London area. He is the end-user beneficiary of the mythological tales which have been woven together in a so-called 'bible' sold by Paul Alexander Rusling.
But the people who paid money to support this fake story believing it to be true, are the real victims. We have recently been asked by a reader of this Blog why do we care what Rusling has written? The answer is very basic:
We take pride in telling the truth regarding this investigation which we have financed at cost to ourselves. Therefore we are also attempting to undo and negate some of the intellectual damage that Paul Alexander Rusling has caused by taking our paid-for research and then twisting it to support what amounts to a confidence trick on listeners today. That is why we care.
Our investigation continues here ....
In tomorrow's Blog, because the text in this montage of pages is too small to read comfortably, we will also add enlargements at appropriate moments, along with notes explaining the reason for our numbered references.
O'Rahilly-Rusling and JFK ....
Turning to Rusling's page 55 we come to a number of topics all related to John F. Kennedy. We have previously commented on them in past editions of this Blog, and we noted that although JFK visited Ireland, O'Rahilly offers no comment about meeting him in person. But, according to Rusling and other hack writers, O'Rahilly draped his own life around JFK's ghost, which is a latter-day lie O'Rahilly loved to promote, and now Rusling repeats for pay in a vanity publication.
Beginning with the 'Kennedy Controversy', Paul Rusling admits that what he learned from us is that Ronan O'Rahilly lied. In doing so he also contradicts 'Wikipedia' which does not allow for "original research", and so it repeats rubbish already disproved - by us!
Fifty years after our first article appeared in the same newspaper (see 4), we exposed the entire O'Rahilly fraud about the origins of the name 'Caroline' for a radio station. We acknowledged (see 2), that this story had been revealed in a book, years before we published it. That book led us to connections with the New York Mafia (Cosa Nostra) and the record promotion side of the 'Radio Caroline' broadcast playlist business called 'payola' in the USA.
This American scandal involved the same person who was behind-the-scenes of activities that led to the downfall of the original 'rock and roll' disc jockey, Alan Freed. His reach extended to the United Kingdom via 'Radio Luxembourg' in 1956, as well as a string of movies featuring cameo performances by the original big names in rock 'n' roll. Freed's 'master', was a Jew, and therefore not eligible for membership in the Sicilian Cosa Nostra. Consequently he ran his own operation in a form of parallel partnership with the Italians.
Now when it comes to the JFK assassination (see 1), and the book by Charles W (Bill) Weaver, which Rusling has not read, he has a big problem because this is another instance where he has lifted our research and claimed it as his own. However, at the time when he absconded with our work, we were still investigating Weaver's book.
We spent a lot of time researching the history of the mv Mi Amigo when it was at Galveston, Texas. During the course of our investigation, we personally met Bill Weaver after he had momentarily left broadcasting and begun an import business on the Texas border with Mexico. That is when we received his card (shown left).
We discovered that Bill Weaver had spent years working for Gordon McLendon in the capacity of being his manager of all of his radio projects, as well as station manager for McLendon's KILT in Houston, Texas. Therefore when it came time to pull the plug on 'Radio Nord' which was on board the 'Mi Amigo', and at that time known as 'Bon Jour', the order came down the line to Weaver and he was told to go to Sweden and take care of shutting down the station. He was also told to get rid of Jack Kotschak, who the Texan owners had come to distrust for many reasons.
As you can read in the letter shown to the right, the UK Crown was keeping tabs on the activities of Bill Weaver. when he came to London, England. This letter is just one example. The Crown knew when he was born; his passport number, and the name of the hotel he was staying at while the Magda Maria (ex-Bon Jour and pre-Mi Amigo), was anchored off Brightlingsea in October 1962.
Now according to Weaver's published book, its text indicates that his manuscript was finished by someone who had no real knowledge of offshore broadcasting. The book begins in a roman à clef manner where, although names have been changed, it is possible to figure out some of the identities of the real people who are being referred to.
But this book created another mystery for us, and in some ways it is similar to the one created by what seemed to be the contradictory text in the Pye book called 'Radio Man'. But then something happened to change everything.
We were contacted by Bill Weaver's daughter, and following several lengthy conversations with his daughter and her mother, we learned that indeed someone else did finish writing Bill's book. He had been confined to a hospital bed for the last days of his life, and that is where he died of cancer. However, last year, before the worldwide pandemic caused nation after nation to lock down its borders, mother, daughter and her husband had planned to be in Europe this year. They told us that they would be bringing Bill's original manuscripts with them and giving them to us to help in our research.
Well, of course there was no visit. But what did happen is that Bill's daughter found a box containing an even earlier version of his manuscript than the one she had already discovered and was planning to bring with her to Europe. So due to the pandemic she decided instead to scan everything and send it to us immediately as pdf files.
Not only did these earlier manuscripts support his allegations of CIA connectivity, but it shone a new light on the entire matter of both the purpose of the radio ship, and its mission. More than this, Bill Weaver's daughter also sent us a list of the character 'keys' which identified most of the people mentioned by their real names. Since this book deals with the Kennedy Assassination, these keys to identifying real people is enough to make readers wonder whether Bill Weaver left the telling of his story to the end of his natural life on purpose. When his book was published, it underwent a strange sequence of events which resulted in very few of them getting into general circulation.
However, because there were masked allegations that 'Radio Nord' was really a CIA spy ship, there were people on our end who dismissed that suggestion out of hand, because of the way in which the spying was alleged to have been carried out. One of the people we shared our research with was one of the original 'Radio Caroline' broadcast engineers who had previously worked at Marconi. He had been tempted to write his own book, but after he went to work for the UK Foreign Office and later the BBC, he was told that he had to sign the Official Secrets Act, and he did. Then Crown officials forbade him from publishing his own manuscript!
After reading the Weaver book, this person then went on a rant that its CIA proposition was ridiculous for technical reasons, while at the same time he was a great believer in the story that the ship used by 'Radio Northsea International', had been a Stasi spy ship run for the benefit of East Germany. Others who had worked on that same ship denounced that story which originated with journalist Paul Harris. He has emerged as yet another person who engaged in publishing a lot of totally false information about the offshore stations. One of his books purports to be the English translation of the Swedish book about 'Radio Nord'. We have learned that it is in fact a redacted work in which the text is not a literal translation.
Since all of this has taken place, we have now come into possession of a manual published in the 1950s which puts a twist on this story that no one else has considered before. It also shines a light upon a cameo comment made back in 1964 by Ronan O'Rahilly during a television program. O'Rahilly laughed off a related story and it is highly unlikely that O'Rahilly knew anything more than what he said, and which was in itself both unbelievable and ridiculous.
However, O'Rahilly did not know the details of what we now know and have assembled, which relates to both the advent of the Polaris submarines at Holy Loch, and the involvement of the Dallas-based LTV subsidiary company called Continental Electronics. At the beginning of the 1960s that company was engaged in a secret military project in northeast England which was tied to the U.S. nuclear submarines which were just over the English border in the waters of Scotland.
What sounds ridiculous in the first version, takes on an entirely different meaning in the second version. But when the dismissive comments of O'Rahilly are coupled to the British electronics manual that we have only recently obtained from a company with WWII interests in radar and sonar equipment, then that story turns from laughter to frowns of concern. Now add to that information, this bit of knowledge:
When the mv 'Mi Amigo' left Galveston Island during the closing hours of 1963, on board was an electronics engineer who had previously worked for both Gordon McLendon and a U.S. company making specialist electronics equipment designed for the intelligence services. When this information is coupled to the British manual referred to earlier, then the entire matter can be seen in a totally different light. It is no longer a story to be dismissed out of hand in the way that Paul Rusling has done in his book! (See 3 above.)
Frowns of concern turn to a host of questions.
Our revelations continue tomorrow.
(Editorial text revisions may be carried out following the first publication of today's Blog. If you notice typos, etc., please let us know.)
We discovered that Ian Cowper Ross was not alone in obscuring the background of 'Mister Big', because it was Jocelyn Stevens who told television viewers that he did not exist. We not only know that he did exist, but we also know why 'Mister Big' got involved.
It took us longer than we thought to put this basic information together, and we now are in the process of compiling it into a short video - which we hope to have completed by Monday and on line, for you to see.
By the way, if you spot typos please let us know and we will correct them. One error we had to take care of was a domain redirection to this site, and that has now been taken care of. In this instance it was a variation on other domain names that we have registered and for some reason it had not been previously redirected. Thank you to the reader who brought this to our attention.
In the meantime, here is a short video made to entertain (more than inform), in which we promote what we do best ....
In 1961, her name is Caroline ....
Our team produced this free radio program for PCRL in Birmingham.
It was repeatedly broadcast on and after October 20, 1985.
Click & listen!
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