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.
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'!
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.]
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.
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 ....
Paul Rusling did not invent the lies, he merely promoted them as part of his own vanity publication for personal profit.
Rusling's later sources in his 'bible' are many, but it is the first part of his book that we are primarily concerned with, although he also took and used other material from us without our permission. However the first part of his 'bible' is derived from source material that we were examining, and then sharing with him, and several other people, via our 'Caroline Investigation' newsletter.
The trouble began when Paul Rusling tried to use our research to support his own agenda relating to Malcolm Smith's new project. That involves a rusting hulk and a tiny licensed radio station operating in a corner of southeast England which had been given the name of 'Radio Caroline'.
Rusling conceived of an idea to link all uses of the name 'Radio Caroline' from 1964 onwards to a single fictitious thread, and thereby gain thousands of Pounds worth of free media coverage that would parrot the fake idea that 'Caroline continues'. All of this to aid Malcolm Smith's radio project.
In reality, 'Radio Caroline' was given the death sentence on August 14, 1967, and as a result, after a new law came into effect on that date, 'Radio Caroline' was given a death sentence, and what was left of 'Radio Caroline' finally uttered its last gasp in March of the following year. But for all intents and purposes, by then it was already dead as a viable project.
Much of Rusling's source material for the first part of his audaciously titled 'bible' resulted from our own research, and as yet (at that time), unresolved questions which had arisen about the book 'Radio Man'. It took us a long time to find those answers, but we did find them, although Rusling did not know what to do with this new information, and so he stuck to the original mythology as spun by Ian Cowper Ross and, Rusling then tried to assimilate fact into fiction.
It was Ian Cowper Ross who began to fill in details of a mythical story that first appeared in his new book, and then on a supporting BBC-TV program. All of it originated from the mind of Ian Cowper Ross. This is what the cover of his book looks like:
Aside from the trouble that the book 'Radio Man' caused us (before we discovered what its text was concealing), it was 'Rocking the Boat' by Ian Cowper Ross that sent us off on a wild goose chase looking for the true details behind his work of fiction. But because his book is a novel, and because it was intended to mislead by misdirection, there is no true story to be uncovered!
However, Rusling swallowed Ian Cowper Ross' mythology, hook, line and sinker. In fact, it has been quite funny to read over the years various claims about the identity of 'Jimmy Ross' (who never existed.) Some linked him on 'Wikipedia' to Ross Fisheries, and some to the man behind Carphone Warehouse, which all goes to reinforcing the advice that students should never put their trust in anything that they read on Wikipedia!
The reason why 'Wikipedia' is unreliable as a source is demonstrated by the extract we have reproduced above, which is a part of its article about 'Radio Caroline'. If you are on 'Wikipedia' (see extract above) and click on (7) as a point of reference, you will discover that the page it references no longer exists.
If you track down its source via the Internet 'Wayback Machine', as we did, you first find that the people who ran the source site have packed it in, and second you find that what they wrote has nothing to do with Carl Ross! Worse still, if you click on (9) to discover the source of the silly claim that 'Radio Caroline' was named after Caroline Kennedy (which it was not), the source is none other than Malcolm Smith's own web site for his tiny radio venture that he calls 'Radio Caroline'. In other words you are led on another silly trot into nothingness.
'Wikipedia' as a source of information is an unreliable joke at its best, and a dangerous foil for the truth at its worst.
By the time that John Venmore-Rowland was commissioned to write his book about 'Radio Caroline' that was published in 1967, the station was already at death's door, and the author spent as few words as possible explaining where the money to start it had come from. His book also contains some basic errors concerning other matters.
Why it took Ian Cowper Ross until 1990 to publish his book called 'Rocking the Boat', remains somewhat of a mystery, except that it appears to have coincided with a need for Ian Cowper Ross to reinvent himself by using his loose association to 'Radio Caroline' in its early days via a connection to Jocelyn Stevens. However, since he was very much on the fringe of the story he had to rewrite events to make himself into one of the prime movers and shakers of the project.
Because of the connection between Christopher Moore (the club DJ), and Ronan O'Rahilly (who was at the time a stand-in gadfly acting as manager for another club), Ian Cowper Ross had to invent a role for himself by using his father's name. His father had been mentioned in the press as being C.E. Ross, and even then his name came up mainly due to his son seeking self-publicity during the very early days of 'Radio Caroline'.
It was in that scenario where Ian Cowper Ross took the name of a Jimmy who did exist, and applied to a Jimmy who did not exist. The Jimmy who did exist was Jimmy Deterding and he was on the board of directors of Project Atlanta Limited.
So Ian Cowper Ross applied the first name of Jimmy to his own father whose real name was not James, but Charles, in which case he would have been known as Charlie. But Jimmy Deterding's first name is James, and James Deterding was always referred to as Jimmy.
However, in his book, Ian Cowper Ross calls himself Paul Shaw, and he says that he has an older half-brother named Melville. Therefore Paul Shaw's father in this fictitious account has to be a Mr. Shaw who is only referred to as "Daddy" on page one, and not by Ian's father's real name of Charles Edward Ross.
Ian Cowper Ross does use the real location of Hindhead for his make believe family home, but it is not until page 3 that he identifies his first own fictitious name as 'Paul'. So now he is 'Paul Shaw', but we still don't know his father's first name because he keeps referring to his father as "Daddy".
This Paul Shaw then meets Johnny Meadows in a club where Meadows is a DJ. There is some indication that Johnny Meadows is supposed to be a cover name for Christopher Moore who then introduces Paul Shaw to an Irishman named Liam O'Mahoney who is supposed to be a cover name for Ronan O'Rahilly.
In this work of fiction, the three of them go to see Paul Shaw's father who the Irishman has never met before, and who is supposed to be senior in years to O'Mahoney. As unlikely as it seems, O'Mahoney begins to address the senior Mr Shaw with these words: "This is a fantastic set-up you have here, Jimmy. Absolutely fantastic." (See page 11.)
Ian Cowper Ross the author of this work of fiction, then says that O'Mahoney kept calling his father 'Jimmy'. But remember, we only know Paul Shaw's father as "Daddy", so he could be Jimmy Shaw, after all, this is a work of fiction.
To confuse things a little more, Ian Cowper Ross drops in real names of other people, even though he has renamed the motor vessel 'Fredericia' as the steam ship (page 56) 'Anastassia', and 'Radio Caroline' is known as 'Radio Camelot'.
This is where the story of 'Jimmy' bursts onto the scene in 1990, and to make matters worse, in various interviews, Ian Cowper Ross begins to tell everyone that this story is true. Not only that, but Ian Cowper Ross draws attention to the part where O'Mahoney (O'Rahilly), calls his father Jimmy, rather than Mr Ross or even Charles.
But of course this story is not true, it is fiction.
'Jimmy Ross' is a name never used by Ian Cowper Ross, it was dreamed up by the fools who started to write for 'Wikipedia' and then married fact with fiction. Ian Cowper Ross' book seems to have become the first in a deluge of latter-day books which then began to emerge from the printing presses. Each one claimed to be telling its readers the true story of 'Radio Caroline', but to date, not one of them has done so. Every new book in this genre seems to lift mythology cited by other books, and then embellish their texts with even more fiction.
The first make-believe story of 'Jimmy' was launched by the aristocratic mother-in-law of Ian Cowper Ross:
But to know how and why this book is the cause of so much mischief, it is necessary to know who Ian Cowper Ross is, and why he wrote this book in the way that he did. It was not just 'launched' with the string-pulling made possible by Lady Killean, it was also promoted by a BBC-TV program in which an older, and real-to-life Ian Cowper Ross, together with Christopher Moore, and accompanied by cameo appearances from both Jocelyn Stevens and Ronan O'Rahilly, all aimed at creating a totally fake history of 'Radio Caroline'. It seems as if together they put a ribbon around the 'Jimmy Ross' lie and then placed a huge bow on top of it for fools to admire.
The anoraks fell for this story and began to repeat it everywhere and anywhere and as often as the opportunity presented itself. Others commented upon their comments as if they were true, and soon the lie about 'Jimmy Ross' had been chiseled into the minds of a tribe of O'Rahilly worshipping clowns.
Thanks to Paul Alexander Rusling this lie has now been extended, because Rusling embarked upon his own mission to find another source to support the original lie. This is the Hitler doctrine of telling big lies to be believable, whereas small lies get brushed aside. Therefore it is necessary to explain both the original lie as told by Ian Cowper Ross, and that is what we have done in this edition of the Blog.
In fact, if Ian Cowper Ross had just launched his novel and left it at that, then it would stand or fall on its own merits as a story. But Ian Cowper Ross insisted on telling everyone during interviews that it is a true story!
It is not as if Rusling did not know that it was a lie, he did, but what he did not have access to is the information we now have about the motivation behind Ian Cowper Ross' original lie! To discover that information we had to know all about Ian Cowper Ross and his real father. So we investigated all of that and then discovered that his father as portrayed in Ian Cowper Ross' book 'Rocking the Boat', is not just fiction, but it is fiction that has been reinterpreted as fact, by Ian Cowper Ross!
It is ironic that for a long time we thought that the entire 'Jimmy' story was fiction, and so Rusling went out of his way to find another source that would agree with him that the "Jimmy Ross" story was not a fake. However, we knew the back-story about the life of Ian Cowper Ross, but we did not share that with Paul Rusling.
Quite recently we discovered that the missing pieces in the real story about the creation of 'Radio Caroline' in 1964, and that is one reason why we changed the focus of our research when we discovered that a real 'Jimmy' did exist. The real Jimmy is 'Mister Big' in this story, although Jocelyn Stevens said that there was no such person.
As described by Stevens, that is true. But in the true story about the creation of 'Radio Caroline', there is a real 'Mister Big' and his name is James Deterding who was always known as Jimmy who was hidden in plain sight. His name is on the letterhead of Project Atlanta Limited as one of its board of directors. It is also on the letterhead of the combined 'Radio Caroline'!
Ronald James, or R.J. Deterding is the grandson of Sir Henri Deterding, the man who built the Shell Oil conglomerate and then backed Adolf Hitler and his National Socialist agenda. Henri's grandson R. J., or Jimmy, nervously told a U.S. TV show audience that his grandfather had helped the British win World War I, and that as a result of Allied victory, he had been knighted for his services to the British Crown.
But Jimmy would rather excuse his grandfather's adoption of the Nazi cause by glossing over that 'unfortunate phase' in the life of the Shell Oil group of companies where it assisted Adolf Hitler. In one sense, Jimmy Deterding was lucky that his grandfather Sir Henri Deterding died before World War II began. But, even so, when he died he was given a full blown Nazi State funeral with all of the attending honors and glory that the Nazi State could bestow upon his corpse.
Jimmy Deterding had reasons for joining the board of Project Atlanta Limited, after it had been formed, and those reasons had nothing to do with broadcasting. They were affiliated with the same quest for offshore natural gas and oil that Shell was trying to discover. Jimmy Deterding had good reason to keep his head down and out of sight as much as possible. Just think what would have happened if the tabloids had learned of the Nazi and Irish connection to 'Radio Caroline'.
Ireland claimed to have sat out World War II as a neutral State. But if the tabloid press had dug a little deeper, then it is possible that both 'Radio Atlanta' and 'Radio Caroline' could have appeared on page one of a tabloid like the 'Daily Mirror'. It might have been seen by millions of readers draped with a swastika. This would have been a death blow, just as these offshore stations were beginning their offshore life!
There is more to this Nazi story relating to the birth of offshore broadcasting in the Nineteen Sixties than you might have ever imagined, but then why would you imagine such a thing? No one else has ever told you the truth. But we will continue to strip back more of the curtain of lies surrounding the 1964 birth of 'Radio Caroline'.
It will happen right here on this Blog!
Margaret, sister of the present Queen of the United Kingdom and etc., etc.
We now refer to the section marked "2" on Rusling's page 54. This information, like a lot of his data, came from us, and our paid research.
For a time, Paul Alexander Rusling was on our investigation mailing list, and so we shared our knowledge with him. But Rusling had a problem. He was trying write a book that would support the tiny licensed station which has come on the air with the name 'Radio Caroline'.
That tiny radio station has absolutely no connection to the twin stations which were killed off in 1967 by a new British law. This new tiny station is licensed by the British government.
Rusling's problem is that the facts, the true facts in evidence, contradict his own petty thesis, and so he invented a totally misleading account as shown in his own words that appeared in illustration 54(2) on this Blog, yesterday.
First of all there was no connection whatsoever between John Sheffield and Charles Orr Stanley of the Pye Group of companies. Second, Charles Orr Stanley had absolutely no plans to operate a chain of radio stations, but it is true that from the end of World War II, C. O. Stanley had been the driving force behind the creation of licensed British sponsored radio and television stations, and in the early Nineteen Fifties his campaign did lead to a watered down version with the birth of ITA as a rival to BBC. It was not what C. O. Stanley had in mind.
Rather than licensing independent television station companies, the British government licensed a commercial monopoly. That was the Independent Television Authority (ITA), and it brokered off its airtime (ITA owned all of the transmitters), to a number of program and advertising franchises which did not compete geographically with each other.
Beginning around the year 2015, we were introduced to the part played by Charles Orr Stanley in the promotion of British commercial radio broadcasting. Our introduction came within a book called 'Radio Man'. In the years that followed, we and an associate, spent a lot of time trying to untangle the contradictory claims made in that book. We eventually found the answer, thanks to help from this associate who has asked us not to mention his name.
Earlier this year we wrote a detailed account of this saga that began in 2015, and it was recently published in a communications journal. Our article explained the true story behind the text that appeared in the book 'Radio Man'. But it is nothing like the fictitious nonsense published by Rusling in 54(2). We will not reproduce our published text here, because we will save it for the book that will eventually emerge from this Blog.
However, as far as we know, neither Pye nor Charles Orr Stanley nor his son John Stanley, ever invested money in either 'Radio Atlanta', or 'Radio Caroline'. There is absolutely no connection that we know of that links John Sheffield and either of the two Stanleys. Rusling made this up.
All of that leads into 54(3), which appears to have been lifted from the fantasy novel called 'Rocking the Boat' that was written by Ian Cowper Ross as a part of his intention to deceive and mislead, just like Paul Alexander Rusling.
Tomorrow, this expose continues.
It there is one thing that Paul Alexander Rusling is attempting to excel in, it is becoming a star pupil in the school of deceitful propaganda with an agenda that obliterates fact and promotes fiction. "Hail! Hail! Obfuscated ignorance cloaked in the title 'The Radio Caroline bible'!"
Rusling does not mean to imply that his 'bible' is a mere collection of random writings, because one of his chief supporters has claimed that Rusling's book of lies should be in every home, just like the 'Christian Bible'. It is that kind of ridiculous thinking that opened the door for anoraks to hail the now dead Ronan O'Rahilly, who while he was alive, they promoted as a kind of religious 'Loving Awareness' messiah.
What kind of creed was 'L.A.'?
It was one promoting the endless playing of records paid for in the main by preachers of religion. But the anoraks don't want to talk about that, they just want to talk about something called 'free radio', whatever that is. It had nothing to do with making lives better, and after the legal death of the real 'Radio Caroline', it just meant that there were some loners sitting on a rusty tub in the North Sea playing records and scrounging for an income to stay alive. Even those trying to save starving cats do more good than that!
Therefore we are gradually demolishing Rusling's 'bible' by exposing its texts to comparisons with the facts in evidence. By the time we arrive at Rusling's pages 53 and 54 it is clear that he has stolen a lot of our research material, but it is also clear that he does not know how to deal with it. So in typical Rusling form he cobbled his fragments together as part of a continuing fictitious narrative. That is what Rusling had sold to gullible buyers of his 'bible'.
To further illustrate what we mean, we will now focus on more of his textual misinformation which appears upon pages 53 and 54:
1. Rusling prefaces the highlighted section with these words: "....The Princess Margaret .... was apparently one of the driving forces behind the 'escapade' which is how she described Radio Caroline to friends." Now where does Rusling get that idea from? He doesn't say, but he does try to link it to a home movie that Peter Sellers filmed on the grounds of the large house that was occupied by Jocelyn Stevens and his wife.
However, when we claim that is was 'large', it was nothing like the enormous size of the structure that was occupied by Jimmy Deterding at Kelling Hall in Norfolk. That residence was the home of the real "Mister Big" who was behind the creation of both 'Radio Atlanta' and 'Radio Caroline'. It was not Jocelyn Stevens!
Naturally Paul Rusling gets the title of Peter Seller's film wrong!
It was not 'produced' at the Stevens' home. It was filmed there during the Autumn of 1964, and it was then shown by Princess Margaret to her sister Elizabeth during the first half of the following year.
This home movie was filmed to by Peter Sellers using his own camera. Peter Sellers then took his raw footage which was composed of several skits, some featuring Princess Margaret and Lord Snowdon acting out rather silly episodes, and he then produced his finished film.
Peter Sellers gave his home movie the title of: 'I Say, I Say, I Say'. It begins with a hand-drawn title card illustrated by a coat of arms with a radio ship at the top! You can watch the opening and closing portions of his film right here, right now, should you chose to do so:
More tomorrow ....
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