As a follow-up to yesterday's Blog, I want to briefly address a core excuse invented by the trolls to explain their own childlike behavior. The trolls claim that one member of 'The Trio' is too abrasive, and that he is not operating in a spirit of friendly banter shared by the cult of "Loving Awareness" who cooperate with each other.
The library of misinformation about Radio Caroline now in circulation feeds these trolls just as stale bread feeds ducks, but let us look as their complaint in detail which begins with the debunking of the lies invented by Ronan O'Rahilly. Not all of the people who have published information about Radio Caroline to date have bought into the lies and deceit spun by Ronan O'Rahilly, but most have.
So when our 'abrasive' investigator began ripping their tales to shreds, the cult of 'loving awareness' became very upset and full of hate for our 'abrasive' investigator.
However, some people are sitting on the fence watching and waiting as our investigation unfolds, and we have quietly received core information from them. Some of that core information is key to understanding the approach we are taking, because it contradicts the mythology spun by Ronan O'Rahilly.
But, without dotting every 'i' and crossing every 't' to fill in all of the gaps in the actual story, it allows wiggle room for the cultists. Our cooperating fence sitters are thus left in a very awkward situation in which they dare not share information about their cooperation with us, which then implies that a tiny group of just 3 people aided by me and making 4, are the cause of all the disruption in the camp of "loving awareness".
Without receiving help from several different quarters, this investigation could not have proceeded the way it has, and that help has been informational, and not financial.
Right now we are piecing together the life and times of Arthur Carrington who was hailed as being the engineer who created the original Radio Caroline on board the mv Fredericia.
We discovered that this claim is a total lie, but because we only had skeletal knowledge of Arthur Carrington, at first we thought that he was a totally invented character who did not exist in the flesh. We then stumbled upon an authentic reference to this man, albeit totally unrelated to Radio Caroline.
Arthur Carrington was a Marconi employee who was a technical salesman promoting their television cameras which had originating links to RCA licenced research.
Arthur Carrington was not a radio transmitter engineer .
Arthur Carrington did not become a radio transmitter engineer.
Arthur Carrington did not put Radio Caroline on the air from the former mv Fredericia.
So who did, and who was Arthur Carrington?
That is one part of the investigation that we are still working on and documenting.
We soon came to learn more about Arthur Carrington and his camera sales work for Marconi.
In the year 1955 he was publicly named Head of Engineering for ABC-TV - that is the ITA programming contractor for two of the ITA franchised areas.
ITA WAS THE TELEVISION STATION!
Since ITA owned and controlled all of the television transmitters which then leased their programming output to the ITV network of franchised contractors, there was absolutely no transmitter engineering that Arthur Carrington could have been engaged in.
The franchised program contractors were not broadcasting station owners and operators, they were little more than the buyers of time on the ITA stations which then televised their sponsored programming.
This is very confusing British play with words!
Because the program contractors merely leased time on the ITA owned transmitters, they were in fact the British version of long-form sponsored programmers. Whereas in the USA the television stations mostly sold their time in blocks of one hour; half an hour or quarter of an hour - as well as 'spot' commercials, the British version was selling days at a time!
These programmers merely leased time on the ITA owned television transmitters.
The broadcasting organisation was the Independent Television Authority.
What is overlooked completely is the fact that ITA was a transmitting organization that leased all of its air time to these franchises. There were in fact just two broadcasting operations in the UK: the BBC and the ITA.
ITA was the broadcaster over a hodge-podge ITV collection of transmitters: Originally, ITV was not a broadcasting network.
However, some of the franchised contractors networked their programs to each other.
What a fraud!
In other words, what the government of Winston Churchill (who was half-American), did, was to take the American system of sponsored broadcasting which the Labour Party said was repugnant, and to which half of the Tory Party agreed - but for different reasons, and sell time not in hour long blocs, or half-hour blocs, or quarter-hour blocks, but entire days of the week!
Then, the gall of it all, the Churchill government created a monopoly commercial television operation - run by the government. Its name was ITA. What hypocrisy!
The idea behind Radio Caroline was to aim at the 6 AM to 6 PM locked-inside-their-home housewives who existed back in 1964, and get them to listen to commercial radio and like it and demand it. Then the almost 200 companies waiting in the wings could clamor for licences to operate on land.
So who was behind Radio Caroline?
Well it wasn't an IRA terrorist sympathizer named Ronan O'Rahilly - he was the 'decoy duck' of the giant corporate entities who had pressured Winston Churchill to combat the BBC back in the 50s with what one television program monopoly holder called "a licence to print money". No competition!
Who were these people? They were the big entertainment giants in theater ownership in partnership with the newspaper barons!
Why did Churchill go along with this?
Because in the days of Neville Chamberlain when John Reith controlled the BBC, Reith had kept Churchill off the domestic British airwaves. So Churchill used the American shortwave commercial stations to beam his voice back into Britain, and he also used at least one of Captain Plugge's commercial continental radio stations to do the same thing before World War II.
But to understand any of this you have to understand this:
Once you know where Jocelyn Stevens fits in with his political views, then you understand where Jocelyn Stevens fits in with the drive for commercial television and radio broadcasting and why Princess Margaret, the "rebel Royal" became its figurehead. They were not 'anti-Establishment', they were 'The Establishment', only they were not that faction of it that held the power!
To understand Jocelyn Stevens and his pals you have to understand what he thought about Suez. One thing that Jocelyn Stevens was not was an IRA terrorist sympathizer, but he used Ronan O'Rahilly like a "useful fool".
Once the 'game' ended in 1967, Jocelyn Stevens moved on and Ronan O'Rahilly was revealed for what he was: a leach and a bag of wind. His followers did all the work and paid for it with their money, if the funds could not be stolen from elsewhere.
But let's go back to the story of ITA, because that is where we will discover the true life story of Arthur Carrington.
Complicating this understanding is that between the creation of the ITA transmitting operation in 1955 when its first franchised program contractors began putting their programs on the air over the ITA transmitters, and the publication of the Pilkington Committee Report, the ITV programs broadcast as an alternative to BBC-TV programs, were not the same as the operations of ITA-ITV network which then followed. Not only that, but the system then changed again and again.
Now add to that the very murky beginnings of the first franchised program contractors, one of which never got on the air, but whose principals were later named in an official government related report as being part of the founding group behind both Radio Atlanta and Radio Caroline.
If you want to know about Arthur Carrington, you have to know about Marconi television camera development and sales, and you have to know about the events that shaped ITA from 1955 to 1964 when Radio Caroline came on the air.
You also have to know the history of the Pye Group of companies, because the fake CV created for Arthur Carrington by the writers of the fake histories of Radio Caroline, plagiarized the actual qualifications of a number of people working for or with the Pye Group of companies!
Arthur Carrington could have been useful in equipping a Caroline Television studio with cameras - had it come on the air in 1964, but it did not. Before you wonder if the later mention of Caroline Television was connected to Arthur Carrington, it was not, because Caroline Television was another invented myth spun by Ronan O'Rahilly - it was a hoax wrapped around a theft for which one of the criminals was convicted in a London court room!
Our focus is upon Arthur Carrington as a Marconi trained technical salesman for Marconi television cameras. That was his expertise which involved him in demonstrations for South African; Canadian and Irish authorities who were contemplating purchase of Marconi television cameras.
Now look at all the magazine articles and books out there making claims about Arthur Carrington: they are all fake, and therein begins the angst of the trolls of "loving awareness". Because when the dominoes begin to fall with the destruction of the Carrington hoax, they also sweep away the myths of Ronan O'Rahilly who the cultists have turned into their own 'god'.
There is no kind way to say it, other than to name it as an investigative act of journalism: those writers about Radio Caroline have perpetrated a fraud about their own work and the story of Radio Caroline. This factor creates a "them" and a "us" - but not forgetting the silent few who are the fence-sitters and without their cooperation we could never have made the breakthroughs that we have made, and are still making.
We will present what we now know about the life and times of Arthur Carrington as a part of our BioFrag series, very soon.
Now back to the title of today's Blog. I will parody our response to its dichotomy:
Dear Little Trolls,
Don't you cry;
You'll be full common-sensical
Bye and bye.
[On second thought, maybe that is asking too much.]
Simply stated the trolls I am referring to are very stupid people living in a daydream within a fantasy world that never existed. It is a world that they are fancifully trying to create as a form of 'tribute', and their device is the hijacking of the name 'Radio Caroline' by attributing adoration to a now deceased 'decoy duck' - who may have been aiding and abetting terrorism of the kind that blows up innocent people sitting in a pub.
Perhaps you are too young or even too stupid to have not paid too much attention to this horrific occurrence? I will refresh your memory, if you have one: "The Birmingham pub bombings were carried out on 21 November 1974, when bombs exploded in two public houses in Birmingham, England, killing 21 people and injuring 182 others ...." [Birmingham Pub Bombings - Google.]
The 'decoy duck' now deceased is Ronan O'Rahilly who began his trek into the blackness of horrific events at a time when peace was a possibility in Ireland. But given time to work his wonders, the peace disappeared and the bombings began. No one is suggesting that Ronan O'Rahilly was a terrorist per se, but the driver of the get away car from the scene of murder and mayhem that his buddies have caused, certainly has blood on his hands.
The life of Ronan O'Rahilly needs to be revealed and because it is shrouded in an avalanche of lies and nonsense, that is no easy task. But it is a task that is underway, just as all of the participants in the offshore broadcasting saga of the Sixties need to be looked at again.
What the trolls seem to ignore is that time never stands still because it is without a seam: one minute rolls into another minute, and the last minute is now history.
So when names like Allan Crawford become associated with Project Atlanta Limited of August 1, 1963, after he has sent Ronan O'Rahilly on a mission for him to Houston, Texas in June 1963, a sensible person starts asking questions about both Ronan O'Rahilly and Allan Crawford who is trying to get hold of a radio ship that has become mired in CIA politics.
How about Allan Crawford as a person? If we jump forward in time to the events of 1975 in Crawford's homeland of Australia, a rather bizarre tale begins to unfold.
Allan James Crawford had a hand in events that created a civil war of the sort that is still being waged in the USA between Obama and Trump.
The one in Australia also involved a CIA asset because ".... one Tirath Khemlani, was on the CIA payroll ...." ['A Dark Down Under - The Australian Constitutional Crisis of 1975' by David Atwell.] So here is the same Allan James Crawford on the front page of the 'Sydney Morning Herald' representing Tirath Khemlani.
Was Crawford a CIA asset?
The ship that Allan Crawford sent Ronan O'Rahilly to Houston to get hold of, was certainly tied to CIA interests. Even the U.S. press had speculated about that. But the trolls?
Nah, they are in love with their own fantasies and daydreams of a time that never happened.
The story behind the story that Paul Rusling cannot see and therefore his readers will not see, is so huge as to be its own elephant in the room. But Rusling's trolls now seem to think that this is all a game, but it's not and that their posts will be read before being rejected: no, they won't.
If you submit anything with a stupid user name by way of a comment to this Blog, your post will be rejected before it gets read, and it certainly won't be put on line. Don't waste your time because we will not be wasting any more of our time on trolls.
Decades of costly research have gone into this project and it will be revealed in due course as a story that is part of the tapestry of time, and its place in time is one that no one else has so far revealed, but it is one that has affected millions of people who never heard of Radio Caroline.
At the top of this page is a brief Statement of Purpose about the origins of this project; which has evolved over decades, but which has now split into two approaches. One is academic and this one is commercial.
When the pandemic began and everything shut down, the three people who have been engaged in this research decided to use the down time to reassess everything which they have collected to date.
I was brought in to perform that task.
Within a relatively short time period after the start of the pandemic, a major discovery came to light that had been previously overlooked. Whereas this project began as a journalistic inquiry into the origins of British offshore broadcasting stations which had originated in Texas, contact with the pioneer of those stations had previously led to access of the actual legal and financial documentation which had not been previously seen by the many writers about this subject.
It also became self-evident that the many articles, books and broadcast documentaries previously published about this subject, were for the most part recycling mythology which can be traced back to a public relations exercise and a hoax. Now, during this pandemic, all of the material both old and new, is being looked at for the first time with 'fresh eyes', and as a result, an amazing discovery has been made which points to the real story upon which all of the anecdotal material can be tied into.
This phase of the project came together by serendipity.
A newsletter published by 'The Trio', had been previously circulated to many people with the idea of soliciting additional information. But just before the pandemic began, one of the people on that mailing list, stole by plagiarizing, a lot of the material accumulated by the original three researchers who are now referred to as 'The Trio'.
However, when that person self-published his stolen research, it became clear that he did not understand what he had stolen, because he attempted to force the original and stolen research into previous hoax material, in order to publish his own bizarre storyline. The result was a book that its author called a 'bible' that is little more than a confused mess stretched out over hundreds of pages, and which is as fake as anything that has gone before.
But there was another factor that arose out of the pandemic.
Because everyone and everything shut down (except for Internet sources and merchandising - which allowed cyber research to continue), it also meant that a study could be made of information amassed to date. That job was handed to me because I am related to one of 'The Trio'.
A lot of time and effort has been spent on behalf of the person who stole the original research, to promote a myth that the twin offshore stations called Radio Caroline that existed from 1964 to 1967, have been revived with a British government licence of a small community station in the southeast of England. That is a fantasy that is being spread mainly by aging men who try relive a time that never existed, and they do this by playing old records and reminiscing in anecdotal form using self-puffery to explain their pathetic existence.
This project is not for them: because it actually undermines the daydream world in which they live. This project is about the real world that the vast majority of people live in; work in; vote in; and raise families in. I am part of that world, which is not the same world as the daydreaming trolls who try to figure out whether Caroline Brooks is a real person.
Because I am living in the real world, I have many interests and activities that are totally unrelated to this project, and therefore for this part of my life I am known as Caroline Brooks for journalistic reasons.
As of this date, neither 'The Trio' nor myself have requested any financial contribution from anyone. Everything that is being researched is self-funded which means that as of this minute, nothing is being offered for sale, nor is anyone being asked to make a financial contribution to anything that 'The Trio' is or has been working on.
The fact that some trolls have now become such a nuisance by writing so many spam email posts, has necessitated me to limit acceptance of posts about this Blog. On the other hand, with limitations, and because a repeated request was made, all other posts relating to radio broadcasting have been permitted under the guidance of another person who is totally unrelated to 'The Trio'. All comments are on a separate Forum and there is more than one Moderator of that Forum, and not all of them are connected to this project.
Therefore, "thanks" to the serendipitous nature of the pandemic, 'The Trio' have been able to achieve something during the shut down that might never have been achieved if the shut down had not occurred.
For one thing, my life would have continued on as before, sans Caroline Brooks. Since 'The Trio' have self-funded this project, if I was working at my previous job prior to the shut-down, they would have had to activate their company and start paying me a wage. None of that has been necessary: "thanks" to the pandemic I had free time on my hands to devote to this project. Again, but with genuine thanks, a relative made available facilities for me to engage in a massive reassessment of all research material acquired during this project.
I hope that now everyone understands what we are doing, and especially what I am doing, that attention will now be focused on the subject matter, and not upon idle gossip.
As of today all comments about this Blog which have been directed towards my Forum which operates under its own terms and conditions for participation, will now be strictly enforced.
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This was the briefcase with a hypodermic needle made for Paul Elvey, radio engineer on Radio City at Shivering Sands.
Elvey was working for a US crook who had been compromised by the US Secret Service and this all became a part of the evidence to bring down the Kray Twins. This briefcase is now in the collection maintained by the Metropolitan Police.
It was one of several weapons that Elvey was supposed to use to kill people by lethal injection; blowing up their car using dynamite or even shooting them with a crossbow.
Dorothy Calvert sacked Elvey because she thought that he had been working with Oliver Smedley and let him on to the fort during his raid. But the real story of the Krays and Jewish organized crime and the Italian Cosa Nostra was only a part of the sinister story behind the so-called 'Swinging Sixties', and I will be revealing all in stages via a series of books and hopefully screenplays as well. Right now I am still awaiting documentation for me to continue with my revelation about who Arthur Carrington was.
Still waiting for information to arrive concerning Arthur Carrington, but in the meantime here is some information about the stripped-down mv Mi Amigo getting ready for a very secret and hurried departure from Galveston Island, Texas during the closing hours of December 1963 ....
Who is Caroline Brooks?
In fact, the only way that some trolls can deal with the facts in evidence is to deflect the issue and turn it into a question about who I am.
Now just watch, there are some characters who hide behind silly names like "Maldonian" and we don't know if "Maldonian" is male or female, and since we don't know what a "Maldonian" is, well, it is silly to believe any post in the name of a "Maldonian" that claims to be the "real" "Maldonian" compared to a "fake" "Maldonian".
So whoever is posting as "Maldonian', that person Is obviously very scared about who I am; where I popped-up from, and what I am writing.
On that last point, I am here to take all of the crate loads of documentation amassed by 'The Trio', and to see if there is a common denominator, because if there is, then clearly that is the core of the true story.
Well, I have news for "Maldonian" and all of the other trolls who desperately want to know who I am: I am going to tell you.
Soon, very soon.
By the way, that is my picture you see above. It is not a stock photograph and it does relate to the real me. Someone found an identical picture with another name attached, but for some reason no one wants to develop that "discovery". Instead, the trolls want to maintain their nonsense that 'The Trio' does not exist, because if they admitted that 'The Trio' does exist, well then all of a sudden they would be back in 1980 and this magazine.
But for the trolls I will tell you more a little later. In the meantime, can we address the issues?
October 15, 1964 - that is the day that the original plan for Radio Caroline came to an end.
Not August 14, 1967.
That is the day when 'Plan A' to use Radio Caroline as a means to bring in licensed commercial radio failed, because that is when the Conservatives lost the General Election, but by a very slim margin. However, the Tories were split into the status quo Establishment represented by Queen Elizabeth, and those represented by her sister Princess Margaret. But the winning side fell into the hands of the Labour Party who were totally opposed to licensing commercial radio.
Now a new game plan had to be invented that would either close down Radio Caroline, or find another purpose for the twin stations. Right at that moment the Texans headed by Don Pierson made it plain that they were going to start an offshore version of Gordon McLendon's KLIF in Dallas.
Radio Caroline turned to the Jewish Mafia and Italian Cosa Nostra in New York for help. Those contacts focused upon WMCA and disc jockey Jack Spector. He was contracted by Morris Levy and his links to Phillip Solomon who had his own exploitable catalog of music. Solomon would succeed at what Allan Crawford once dreamed of doing.
But that, is only a small part of the hidden story of Radio Caroline which will be revealed right here in due course.
I get the impression that both of the other Forums need me and 'The Trio' to keep their otherwise silent Boards alive.
Scottg is pestering away wanting me to explain 'Sheerness' - "or else". Oh, I forgot, he already played that card and I did not respond - so he "told all" about GBOK and Sheerness and a company named Faraday, except that he only told you about a name, but he could not put that name in context or explain what it means.
Because Scottg got his information via Paul Rusling who didn't understand either, and Paul Rusling got his information from the former 'Caroline Newsletter' which was published with copyright information by 'The Trio'. So Paul stole the information by claiming it for himself but he did not understand what he stole and so Scottg understands even less.
So come on Scottg, as soon as my latest information arrives and I have had time to assess it, I will be telling the people you are trying to impress, all about Arthur Carrington.
If you want to try to impress everyone, you had better do it soon because that international delivery cannot be that much longer in arrival.
Scottg, it's time for you to put up, or shut up, and your putting up had better be able to explain why Atlanta and Caroline were one project and not two ...
Tick, tock, tick, tock ....
No wonder Scottg is waiting for me to tell him about GBOK and why he thinks that Atlanta and Caroline were two projects!
Have you seen Mike Leonard's 'Offshore Radio Museum'?
I have both of Mike Leonard's offshore radio books, and the first one - the massive doorstop encyclopedia is very good, as far as it goes. It was published way back in 1996, and it even has an illustration from a Chinese newspaper published in the USA that features an ad for 'Radio Tiananmen' (spelt differently in the Chinese ad), that was the work of Genie Baskir during the time of her dealings with Alan Weiner and the Federal Communications Commission in Washington, DC.
So I am surprised at how much false information is on Mike's 'Offshore Radio Museum' about Atlanta and Caroline. For instance, he claims that:
.... which is peculiar since Project Atlanta Limited was registered officially on August 1, 1963. So scrub 1961 as a start date for the beginnings of Project Atlanta. If Mike confused himself and meant to write CBC (Plays) Ltd., well that date does not fit either, and it seems that neither Crawford nor Dorothy (Kitty) Black formed that company for that purpose, and when it finally did come to life, it was in 1962, but there is reason to believe that originally it was created back in 1960 to supply British scripts to the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation from a London based company. Then it went dormant.
Now look at what else Mike Leonard claims about the start of Radio Atlanta ....
The Mi Amigo was stripped of all broadcasting equipment - we know who did it and even where the equipment was transported to. We also know that the transmitters were sent back to Continental Electronics for refurbishing. We know when they were reinstalled on the ship; we know who did it and we know where the ship went. It was not back to Europe! By the way, the silly story about turning the vessel into a "fishing cruiser" is laughable. (Even Rusling got some of that right - because he stole it from the 'Caroline Newsletter'!)
So if Scottg is getting his information from Mike Leonard, well it is no wonder that Scottg is so confused.
By the way, for a long time, until it was pointed out to him by a member of 'The Trio', Mike thought that the electrical switch gear photograph he had on display, was that of the CE transmitter on board Radio Caroline North (mv Caroline; ex-Iseult; ex-Fredericia.) Mike said he got his misinformation from Hans Knot, and then the Isle of Man museum which published its own book with the same misinformation, also blamed Hans Knot as the source.
By the way, it was 'Pope Knot' who compared Rusling's 'Bible' to the 'Holy Bible'!
Go figure that chain of misinformation from the all-knowing and all-seeing Hans Knot: he is obviously as blind as a bat and lacking radar to compensate.
No one it seems has spent so much time and money as 'The Trio' to see if ANY of the original claims about Atlanta and Caroline are true!
'The Trio' have discovered that 99% of them are absolute rubbish, and the Muck-Spreader-in-Chief of that rubbish was Ronan O'Rahilly! To this day, people like Paul Rusling and Scottg find it hard to swallow the fact that O'Rahilly was a liar; a con man and either an idiot with a personal vendetta against Prime Minister Harold Wilson, or worse still, an undercover agent for IRA interests!
So if you want the real story about Atlanta and Caroline, stay right here because it will be coming on these pages.