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.
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