Part X: A Day or Six in Lisbon With Hubbard, Jim Dincalci, and Ken Urquhart

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Part X of the Research Series, Morocco Phase, for the stunning Deep-State exposé, Watergate: The Hoax

[NOTE: This research series of blog articles arose out of recent research efforts concerning the second half of the book Watergate: The Hoax, currently in release. This series of blog posts represents only a small part of the research done for the book, but the results of this phase were of such a nature that we felt a duty to make them public prior to the book. The relevance of these events to Watergate is fully covered in the book. These posts are for informational, historical, and educational purposes, dealing with issues of very broad public interest. Creative Commons License This work, meaning expressly the research series of articles on this blog, is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License.—Ed.]

Jim "Ratched" Dincalci spent about six months in a graduate nursing program that he describes as being in "psychology." His studies were at the same institution where CIA shock-doctor Max Fink had set up facilities for human experimentation in electroshock. "Medication time."

Prior to 1972,  Jim “Ratched” Dincalci had spent about six months in a graduate nursing program that he describes as being in “psychology.” His studies were at the same institution where reported CIA shock-doctor Max Fink had set up facilities for human experimentation in electroshock. “Medication time.”

On 29 November 1972, L. Ron Hubbard supposedly got an alarming phone call and fled from a private residence called the Villa Laure in Tangier, Morocco, taking a plane to Lisbon, Portugal—where he supposedly got yet another alarming phone call that sent him fleeing on another plane to New York City.

Did that second electrifying phone call happen within mere hours of his arriving in Lisbon, or did it happen almost a week later (if it ever happened at all)? As with every myth about what supposedly happened to Hubbard in Morocco and Lisbon in 1972, the answer depends on which High Priest of the Hubbard Hatred cult you choose to listen to.

As we explored in Part IX: Hubbard Hears a Who, there are at least four different and contradictory stories about when and under what circumstances L. Ron Hubbard disappeared from Morocco and supposedly went to Lisbon in 1972. All of the stories are built on one, and only one, “foundation”: a shifting fog of hopelessly conflicting anecdotal stories by people who claim they were participants. The stories, by definition, are myths: They carry with them not a shred of evidence, so you have to accept them on faith. They constitute the idiotically tangled and often preposterous doctrinal dogma of a cult of people who feed off of scandalous tattletale gossip about a dead philosopher, L. Ron Hubbard, the way vultures feed off of carrion.

To consider what supposedly happened to Hubbard in Lisbon (assuming he was there at all), we’ve got to somehow get him from Morocco to Lisbon, and the stories about that are also maddeningly contradictory. For now we’re following one of those foggy wisps of assertive whisperings from someone who was a Commodore’s Messenger in 1972, Janis Gillham Grady. She claims to have been right there with Hubbard during the “real” incident (according to her) that purportedly sent him fleeing from the Villa Laure in Tangier to Lisbon on Wednesday, 29 November 1972 (according to her—but don’t touch that dial), with nothing but his tootbrush and whatever he could cram into a suitcase. [See Part IX: Hubbard Hears a Who. —Ed.]

She insists that the alarming phone call that came to the Villa Laure was to report that Scientology Sea Org members Amos Jessup and Michael Mauerer had royally (pun intended) screwed up on a secret mission to run Scientology “security checking” on some of King Hassan II’s top-level Muslim military personnel, using disguised Scientology E-meters—without the king and all the king’s men finding out that it was Scientology, or that Hubbard was behind it. [The whole mythology is too convoluted and, frankly, absurd to revisit here; you’ll have to read the earlier articles in the series —Ed.] She says she’s the one who answered the phone at the villa, and when she handed it to Hubbard, he flipped his red-headed lid, ordering that his steward/butler, Andre Tabayoyon, pack him a suitcase, because he had to get out of Morocco—stat!

High Priest of Hubbardian necromancy Russell Miller, though, disdainfully dismisses poor Ms. Gillham-Grady as though she were nothing more than a beauty-parlor gossiper who had the hair dye left in too long. In his Black Book of Hubbardian Hatred, Bare-Faced Messiah, Miller wisely mentions only in passing Amos Jessup’s Keystone-Cops farcical claims about the purported Hassan II E-meter operations, and decrees why Hubbard really fled from Morocco to Lisbon one day in 1972—according to Miller:

Word arrived from Paris that the Church of Scientology in France was about to be indicted for fraud. There was a suggestion that French lawyers would be seeking Hubbard’s extradition from Morocco to face charges in Paris.

 

The Commodore decided it was time to go. There was a ferry leaving Tangier for Lisbon in forty-eight hours: Hubbard ordered everyone to be on it, with all the OTC’s movable property and every scrap of paper that could not be shredded.

 

… When the Lisbon-bound ferry sailed from Tangier on 3 December 1972 … Hubbard did not join the exodus on the Lisbon-bound ferry from Tangier; he was driven from Villa Laura [sic: Villa Laure] to the airport, where there was a direct flight leaving for Lisbon that afternoon.

Did Miller just say 3 December 1972? Do you feel a little dizzy yet? In Miller’s mythology, he has essentially said that Commodore’s Messenger Janis Gillham Grady is pretty dizzy herself, because she has insisted emphatically that Hubbard left Tangier for Lisbon on Wednesday, 29 November 1972—five days before the Sunday, 3 December 1972 date that Miller gives in his pulp spy fiction passed off as “fact.”

As for Russell Miller’s “forty-eight hours” claim, we can’t leave out that other “historian” who Tony “Gold Chains” Ortega loves so much—another High Priest of the Hubbard Hatred Cult, Jon Atack. Here’s his version in A Piece of Blue Sky:

The panic …. ended with an order for the Scientologists to quit Morocco, in December 1972. Hubbard himself was given only twenty-four hours. He flew to Lisbon, and then secretly on to New York. The French had instituted proceedings against him for fraud, so he had to duck out of sight.

Got to love this “French fraud” talking point that Miller and Atack are riding. But only 24 hours “was given” for Hubbard to get out? There’s that tricky passive voice again: “Was given” by WHOM? WHO issued “an order for the Scientologists to quit Morocco”? Were these decrees issued by that direct descendant of the Prophet Mohammed himself, King Hassan II? Was it devout Muslim Colonel Dlimi, head of palace intelligence? Was it Zeus? Was it the Monty Python Hand From The Sky? Whoever it was, how had they found out about “the Scientologists” and Hubbard himself at all? Atack’s fellow High Priest, Amos Jessup, has assured us that Scientology and Hubbard had been kept hidden as a deep dark secret from all the Muslim men of the king throughout the alleged Morocco missions—and Jessup should know; he claims to have been on all the alleged missions:

We were not “Scientology.” This project, for all intents and purposes, was purely a corporate project offered to the Moroccan government by OTC [Operation and Transport Corporation, a cover organization for Scientology operations].

Yeah, that would have been a good idea (assuming any such missions ever happened at all), given that King Hassan’s Article 220 of the Moroccan Penal Code calls for jail terms up to three years for “whoever uses means of seduction to shake the belief of a Muslim or to change his religious allegiance.” So if King Hassan II or any of the Moroccan Muslims had found out that Hubbard was behind it, why hadn’t they just arrested Hubbard immediately? [Try to view these as purely rhetorical questions; if you actually start asking such reasonable questions of yourself while trying to follow the convoluted and contradictory myths, your head will explode. —Ed.]

And according to Janis Gillham Grady, both Atack and Miller are lying:

I remember MSH [Mary Sue Hubbard] saying we had a week to pack up and get everything shredded that we weren’t taking with us.

electroshock-9-HassanE-MeterA week? After the “blow-up” with King Hassan II’s top intelligence officers? How did Mary Sue manage to get “a week” to destroy evidence instead of getting three years behind bars—and probably a dose or two of Hassan II’s CIA-designed prisoner torture? Even Scientology’s own Freedom magazine has reported on that version of Hassan II’s favorite type of “e-meter”:

Journalist Gordon Thomas reported, “On becoming king in 1961, Hassan II had asked the Agency to restructure and train his own security service. [It] was fully staffed with doctors who supervised a wide range of tortures of political detainees at a purpose-built detention center. … It included isolation chambers. … The center also had several Page-Russell electroshock machines, which were routinely used on prisoners. During the post-shock periods, Moroccan physicians questioned the detainees, seeking information about opponents to the king.”

Gillham-Grady doesn’t bother to explain how she and Mary Sue, and Jessup, and DeDe Reisdorf, and Gale Reisdorf Irwin, and the Tabayoyons, and whoever else was still in Tangier escaped that fate, instead being given “a week” (by somebody) to destroy evidence of them or Hubbard ever being there. But in pointing out how Miller and Atack are liars, she also has sworn “up and down” that “LRH did not leave Tangiers because of the French Fraud case.” And why would he? No one has ever produced a single scrap of evidence that there even was a “French fraud case” at the time, or a single scrap of evidence that the French had any inclination at all to attempt to extradite Hubbard in 1972.

The wonderful thing about being a High Priest of the Hubbard Hatred cult, though, like Miller and Atack and Jessup, is that you don’t need evidence; you just proclaim it, and the faithful culties accept it as The One True Truth About L. Ron Hubbard.

[NOTE: Don’t bother to stop and wonder where Miller would have gotten his inside information about what supposedly happened inside Villa Laure; that will make your head explode, too. He doesn’t name any of the known residents of Villa Laure as a source for his book. Maybe he has a Ouija board and was able to reach Hubbard on “the other side”? Then again, fiction doesn’t leave a paper trail, and it also doesn’t need named sources. —Ed.]

So who’s lying in all of this? Is anybody not lying might be a better question. Let God or Satan sort them out. Part of the sorting, though, has to include that “erstwhile” intelligence agent for the United Kingdom, Grand Wizard of Scientolophobia and the Hubbard Hatred cult, Chris Owen (he went to Oxford and loves the word “erstwhile”). Owen is paid by the British Ministry of Defence. On 8 April 2000, after being asked in written correspondence if he had ever worked for an intelligence agency, he answered, “Yes, but obviously I’m not going to go into details.” Well, obviously.

Some of the Holiest of Holies (just ask them) in the arcane arts of Hubbard Hatred: Chris Owen, Jon Atack, Jim Dincalci, Gerry Armstrong, Russell Miller, Amos Jessup, Tony Ortega, and Ken Urquhart

Some of the Holiest of Holies (just ask them) in the arcane arts of Hubbard Hatred: Chris Owen, Jon Atack, Jim Dincalci, Gerry Armstrong, Russell Miller, Amos Jessup, Tony Ortega, and Ken Urquhart.

Chris Owen took it upon himself to republish Miller’s Bare-Faced Messiah electronically so the whole world could have it for free (which is still way overpriced), but Owen turns right around makes Miller out to be a liar, saying in an essay for a site maintained by another Hubbard ankle-biter culty, Andreas Heldal-Lund, that Hubbard was indeed on the Lisbon-bound ferry that Miller claims Hubbard wasn’t on:

On 3 December 1972, Hubbard and every Scientologist in Morocco fled on the Lisbon-bound ferry, shredding every piece of paper which could not be taken with them. Had Hubbard been caught by the Moroccan authorities, it is more than likely that he would have been executed for high treason.

Chris Owen

The H Files Introduction

We don’t entirely disagree that an execution—or several—might be in order, but it’s arguable whether Hubbard should be viewed as a perpetrator or a victim. In any case, Janis Gillham Grady insists that Owen and Miller and Heldal-Lund must all be liars. She whips out her trusty passport again: “My passport has us leaving Tangiers on Dec 5 and arriving back in Lisbon on Dec 6 1972—LRH left a week before us for Lisbon.”

[Note: Gillham-Grady’s passport, if valid, shows only where she was at any given time. It proves nothing about where Hubbard was—or wasn’t—in the second half of 1972. We have only her own claims that she was with him. If you feel somewhat as though you’ve just been on the Tilt-a-Whirl ride for an hour and are about to throw up because it won’t stop, that’s the exact intention of all of the contradiction that was built into these mythologies. They cannot be reconciled. It’s a fool’s errand to attempt to make sense out of them. Hold on to something tight, because it only gets worse. —Ed.]

Let’s continue with Janis Gillham Grady’s version for a moment: According to her, L. Ron Hubbard got into a car, alone, with Andre Tabayoyon on Wednesday, 29 November 1972, and Tabayoyon drove Hubbard to Casablanca—about 3.5 hours away from Tangier, even though there were several other airports closer—so that Hubbard could catch a plane for Lisbon. Lisbon is where the Scientology flagship Apollo had gone over a month earlier for four days in dry dock, which began on Thursday, 19 October 1972, and ended on Monday, 23 October 1972. [The Apollo was still in Lisbon on 29 November, though no one has ever given any rational reason why it hadn’t gone back to Morocco, where Hubbard supposedly was, and where the Tours Reception Center (TRC) was in operation. —Ed.] Gillham-Grady was asked to verify her claim:

QUESTION: The last time you saw him [L. Ron Hubbard] personally in 1972 was on 29 November, and as far as you know he left the villa alone with Andre Tabayoyon, who later returned saying LRH had been put on a plane to Lisbon. Is that correct?

JANIS GILLHAM GRADY: Yes, the last time I saw LRH in 1972 was when he left in the car with Andre, who drove to Casablanca with him and put him on a plane to Lisbon.

If you’ll notice, Gillham-Grady didn’t limit her reply to what she had actually seen; she insisted on telling us what Andre Tabayoyon had done after he left, even though she hadn’t been in the car with him and Hubbard when they left Villa Laure that day (if they did). It’s a bit of a red flag for us when people start giving testimony not just for themselves, but for someone else.

It’s already odd that Tabayoyon would drive Hubbard, because High Priest of Hubbard Hatred Gerry “Meter Smuggler” Armstrong has claimed that a Sea Org member named Des Popham was Hubbard’s “chauffeur” in Morocco. So where was Popham? And who is Andre Tabayoyon?

We met him briefly in Part III: The Mysteries of the History-Makers, Morocco 1972, but it’s worth getting to know him better.

Andre Tabayoyon spews contempt for L. Ron Hubbard at a meeting of the criminal and now-defunct Cult Awareness Network. Oh, the irony.

Andre Tabayoyon spews contempt for L. Ron Hubbard at a meeting of the criminal and now-defunct Cult Awareness Network. Oh, the irony.

According to the so-called Church of Scientology, in 1994 Tabayoyon accepted $17,000 to sign an “affidavit” he didn’t write. The “affidavit” has long been a favorite scripture of Hubbard Hatred culties. It says that as a Marine, Tabayoyon had been trained prior to 1972 in “brainwashing and coercive persuasion techniques.” The uncontested experts in brainwashing and coercive persuasion techniques at the time were in the employ of or linked to the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency, which had been specializing in such “techniques” since at least April 1950 with the launch of its mind-control programs, beginning with Project BLUEBIRD.

The Tabayoyon “affadavit” also says that he had killed a number of combatants, “including some at close range, some of whom died in my arms.”

Tabayoyon also freely confessed to having used his trusted positions, once he got inside Scientology, on Scientologists this way—all of it in blatant violation of Scientology’s most fundamental precepts, all of it exact quotes from his “affidavit”:

  • verifying [a] mind control program
  • reviewing the results of the brainwashing
  • application of Black Dianetics [intentionial harmful abuse of Dianetic techniques]
  • supervised the administration of various Black Dianetics procedures
  • misuse the Hubbard Tech to create extreme mental and emotional distress and insanity in persons
  • used the Hubbard Tech, including security checking on the E-Meter, in conjunction with well used coercive mind control techniques of sleep deprivation, starvation, dehydration and denial of decent accommodations
  • deliberately inflicting this process [Black Dianetics and/or reverse processing] on others in Scientology
  • saw that the Tech was regularly misapplied for harmful purposes

It all is chapter-and-verse right out of the CIA/DIA playbooks for their barbaric BLUEBIRD, ARTICHOKE, and MK-ULTRA torture programs, all based on psychiatry and developed by CIA-contracted psychiatrists—such as the ones who helped Hassan II take care of troublesome business.

Tabayoyon also gave a “talk” to a now-defunct criminal organization known as the Cult Awareness Network, which, according to court rulings, was involved in kidnapping and forced “deprogramming.” Tabayoyon used their pulpit to spew malice and contempt toward Hubbard, effectively calling Hubbard a liar, and claiming that Hubbard had treated him like “a little dog” and like “little slave Andre” when Tabayoyon was Hubbard’s butler/steward. So that was Tabayoyon’s attitude toward Hubbard there in Moroccco in November of 1972 (assuming Hubbard was still there at all by then).

That’s quite a resumé.

It also has to be remarked that military records show that Andre Tabayoyon was still in service and under oath to the U.S. federal government up to 16 October 1972. It occurred to us that if L. Ron Hubbard actually had disappeared from Morocco before that date, and if Tabayoyon had been involved in almost any way at all, it could get very ugly indeed. It could get unspeakably ugly, even unthinkably ugly.

Given those kinds of “accomplishments” for Mr. Tabayoyon, we thought we ought to ask him directly what he had done with L. Ron Hubbard in Morocco, and were going to—but Janis Gillham Grady intervened: she volunteered to put our questions to Andre Tabayoyon for us. We wondered why, but always happy for any help, we submitted these simple questions to her for Tabayoyon:

  1. Where exactly did he drive Hubbard to on 29 November 1972?
  2. Were there any stops, going or coming back?
  3. Did he go to the ticket counter with Hubbard and see that he was able to get a flight?
  4. Did he go to the gate with Hubbard?
  5. Did he see Hubbard board?
  6. Does he recall the airline?
  7. What arrangements were made, how, and with whom, for Hubbard to be met at Lisbon?

Here’s what she came back with from Tabayoyon:

Hi Janis,

I am not able to answer these questions. Please don’t be angry with me I gave LRH my word.

Andre

Awwwww. Of course he did. Why didn’t we think of that, and not bother to ask. That’s almost as touching as a Hallmark card.

Let’s just get on a magic carpet ourselves and go to Lisbon; that’s where the real fun begins—and then ends with yet another hair-on-fire phone call that supposedly will send the mythological L. Ron Hubbard on another panicky airplane flight, this time to New York City, traveling with that fetching wannabe nurse, Jim “Ratched” Dincalci.

Welcome to Lisbon. Please watch Your step …

WARNING: The following claims by a number of different “sources” are extraordinarily contradictory and confusing. They are not that way by accident. You are about to read gossip that has been passed off for decades as “fact.” It creates a hypnotic vortex of stories that all “seem” sort of the “same,” but are head-spinningly different, particularly in dates, times, and details.

That happens to be a knowing and intentional psychological operation (psyop) used by intelligence agencies: hide the truth behind a pack of coordinated lies, mixed in with a few facts, issued by multiple “sources” using pat, scripted “talking points,” while distorting time and space, often by using parallel fictional “time streams” that could not exist in reality. That is the entire modus operandi of the Watergate hoax, and it is the exact modus operandi here.

This is the first time these stories have been collected in one place for analysis and comparison, which exposes them for what they are, but they still can create extreme confusion, which is their intention.

There’s a useful tip for getting through it, which is to hold on rigidly and unwaveringly to this thought throughout: “L. Ron Hubbard was not present for or involved in any of this. It’s all just a pack of lies, an elaborate and complex web of fiction maliciously designed to trap the mind and cover up the fact that Hubbard had disappeared from Morocco months earlier—probably around the time that about $12 million cash, in today’s dollars, was brought to the Apollo.” You don’t have to believe that thought to use it as a hand rail, and we’re not saying that it’s true. Once you get through this, you can decide for yourself. But you have been warned. —Ed.

If you don't mind some whole-cloth fiction being peddled as historical "fact," you're going to love Russell Miller.

If you don’t mind some whole-cloth fiction being peddled as historical “fact,” you’re going to love our tour guide for Lisbon, Russell Miller.

If you thought there were conflicting stories about how and when Hubbard left Morocco, welcome to Lisbon. Our tour guide for the first leg of this journey is going to be one of the High Priests of the Hubbard Hatred cult, Russell Miller. Fanboy and fellow High Priest Tony “Gold Chains” Ortega seems to have as much of a bro-mance crush on Miller as he has on another High Priest, Jon Atack. Ortega often seems more like an alter boy of the Hubbard Hatred cult than a High Priest, but he churns out an awful lot of culty “scripture.” We don’t know if Ortega actually kissed Miller’s hem when he interviewed Miller, but Ortega must have at least been panting a little bit in the interview when he said this to Miller about Bare-Faced Messiah: “I still think that your book, as far as explaining Hubbard, nothing else comes close. And it’s also such a great read.”

Let’s get straight to that “great read” about Hubbard’s adventures in Lisbon:

Sea Org personnel were waiting to meeting [sic] him in the Portuguese capital and they hurried him through the airport to a waiting car which headed downtown to the Lisbon Sheraton. The Commodore then sat fretting in his hotel suite for several hours while lawyers in Paris, Lisbon and New York assessed the risk of his extradition to face fraud charges in France. Ordinarily, he would have avoided such legal imbroglio by sailing away from it in his flagship, but the Apollo was in dry dock and thus provided no sanctuary.

Let’s pause the tour here. In only a paragraph, Miller has already flat-out lied about the Apollo being in dry dock in Lisbon on 3 December 1972. The Apollo had been in dry dock in Lisbon for only four days, and that had been well over a month earlier, entering dry dock on 19 October 1972 and exiting dry dock on 23 October 1972.

You might also reasonbly wonder who these anonymous “Sea Org personnel” were who Miller claims were waiting to meet Hubbard in Lisbon and spirit him off to the Lisbon Sheraton, or who these anonymous “lawyers in Paris, Lisbon and New York” were, or why Miller never named any of them, or why there’s never been a single document produced anywhere, by anyone, showing that any such lawyers were assessing “the risk of his extradition to face fraud charges in France.” Well, don’t forget the immortal words of Ashton Gray: “Fiction doesn’t leave a paper trail.”

Also try to keep track of this:

RUSSELL MILLER: Claims that Hubbard arrived alone in Lisbon from Morocco on Sunday, 3 December 1972, by airplane “from the airport,” but doesn’t say which airport, or who drove him there.

CHRIS OWEN: Claims that Hubbard left Morocco on Sunday, 3 December 1972—along with all the other Scientologists from Morocco—by ferry from Tangier, not by airplane.

JANIS GILLHAM GRADY: Claims that Hubbard went to Lisbon on Wednesday, 29 November 1972, by airplane from Casablanca, Morocco—but that she and all the other Scientologists in Morocco stayed for a week, until Tuesday, 5 December 1972, arriving in Lisbon by ferry on Wednesday, 6 December 1972.

Which time stream—or liar—would you like to try to follow? Somebody’s certainly lying.

STRANGE INTERLUDE: If you accept Janis Gillham Grady’s claim that Hubbard left Morocco for Lisbon on 29 November, and try to reconcile that with other claims in this article that Hubbard didn’t leave Lisbon until either 3 or 4 December 1972 for New York, you’re faced with the bizarre fact that on Friday, 1 December 1972, L. Ron Hubbard (or somebody claiming to be him) wrote not one, not two, but nine policy letters for something called the “Big League Sales Reg Series,” based on a book that had recently been released by Les Dane, a car salesman, called Big League Sales. A number of Scientologists we’ve interviewed have said that this series of policies was contrary to everything Hubbard had ever written on the subject of registration, and marked a watershed moment in Scientology, with everything about Scientology going on a long, miserable, slow-motion downhill slide from there. Registrars in some Scientology organizations practically mutinied over it because it so altered their care for the individual.

Russell Miller never mentions a word about Hubbard sitting down and dashing off nine policy letters while supposedly “fretting” in his hotel room in Lisbon. Neither does even one of any of the sources for all the mythology about what supposedly happened with Hubbard in Lisbon.

Ronald DeWolf is by far the most likely "source" of Big League Sales having been crammed into Scientology organizations.

Ronald DeWolf is the most likely “source” for Big League Sales having been crammed into Scientology organizations.

But the strangest part of this strange interlude is this: In October and early November 1982, Ronald DeWolf, a.k.a. L. Ron Hubbard, Jr., a.k.a. Nibs, was having clandestine meetings in California with a bizarre character then in the Guardian’s Office there—who was eternally in sunglasses, even in the dead of night—named Bob Thomas. We’ll meet Bob Thomas again in Part XII: A Murder Mystery in Morocco? George Meister Arrives. When Thomas was meeting with DeWolf in October 1972, the CIA had just issued the major secret contract for Scientology OTs Hal Puthoff, Ingo Swann, and Pat Price. DeWolf had just come from having worked all summer in 1972 with Paulette Cooper—that sweetheart heroine of the latest issuance from High Priest of Hubbard Hatred Tony Ortega’s Operation Sewage Pipe.

DeWolf at the time was working for Sales Training, Incorporated, which DeWolf says in testimony was about “selling sales courses in Los Angeles.” DeWolf was on top of all the new “hotshot” trends in sales. DeWolf would have been right on top of Les Dane’s Big League Sales, and he is by far the most likely “source” for the introduction of Big League Sales into Scientology at a time when the whereabouts of L. Ron Hubbard were, for all intents and purposes, unknown to all but a small chosen few. [And, curiously, that small chosen few make up the core sources for the Hubbard Hatred Cult. —Ed.]

It’s also of some mild interest that Paulette Cooper’s main horrifying “problems” with Scientology and the Guardian’s Office seemed to descend on her beginning in this time period, after Hubbard had disappeared and the CIA had stolen his upper levels. Altogether, it brings to mind the words of Bob Dylan: “They all fall there so perfectly; it all seems so well timed.”  But Paulette Cooper is another story. We’ll get to her. Meanwhile…

Speaking of liars, let’s get back on the tour of Lisbon with Russell Miller in Bare-Faced Messiah, and meet a couple of the real stars of the show. You’ll recall that Miller, in his necromantic mythology, has the Hubbard character “fretting in his hotel suite” on 3 December 1972 over whether he might be extradited to France. Yes, it’s absurd, but just go with it:

With Hubbard in the hotel were Ken Urquhart, Jim Dincalci and Paul Preston, a former Green Beret recently appointed as the Commodore’s bodyguard. Urquhart said that Hubbard was “fairly relaxed” and gave them a little briefing on the need to maintain “safe spaces.” Dincalci disagreed: “He was very nervous and afraid of what might happen. I could see he was shredding. After two or three hours there was a telephone call from the Port Captain. When he put the phone down he said, ‘This is really serious. I’ve got to get out of here now.'”

Stop, stop, stop the tour. “It’s like déjà vu all over again!” (Apologies to Yogi Berra.) You know, it seems that whoever made up this garbage-bin pulp fiction (we still believe it most likely was mainly a product of E. Howard Hunt) could have been a little more creative than using the same worn-out “alarming phone call” scene. It also seems that at least one of the “sources” for these lurid stories—such as Janis Gillham Grady or Ken Urquhart, who worked directly with Hubbard at all relevant times—would have gotten around to mentioning the fact that Hubbard had strict policies against the use of telephones at all, as we covered in Part IX: Hubbard Hears a Who. Then again, whoever conceived and participated in this cover-up had no choice: the claims, being fiction, could not leave a paper trail. It had to be a “phone call.”

Note who Dincalci, through Miller, claims that this alarming phone call came from: “the Port Captain.” In the inimitable style of His Grand Worminess, Miller doesn’t provide a name. If you’ll recall from Part IX: Hubbard Hears a Who, Gerry “Meter Smuggler” Armstrong has said under oath that Peter Warren was the Port Captain in 1972, and Janis Gillham Grady has also said that Warren was the Port Captain.

But wait: Peter Warren supposedly was the same person who had made the “alarming phone call” from Rabat to Hubbard at the Villa Laure in Tangier earlier that same day! [Or maybe five days before, depending on which impossible time stream you’re trying to travel through. Is this Wednesday, 29 November, or is it Sunday, 3 December, or is it Monday, 4 December? Better hold onto something. You have been warned. —Ed.]

Let’s recap about Peter Warren:

JANIS GILLHAM GRADY: Has claimed that Peter Warren was on the “sec check” mission with King Hassan II’s men in Rabat, Morocco, that “blew up,” supposedly resulting in the alleged phone call from Warren to the Villa Laure. But Gillham-Grady has also said that Warren was the Port Captain, which would mean that he was in Lisbon with the ship, not in Rabat.

AMOS JESSUP: Has claimed to have been in charge of the “sec check” mission in Rabat, and did not list Warren on it. Jessup said that John Bragin (stay tuned—he comes up in a moment) “possibly” was on it, so supposedly was still in Morocco. [Unfortunately, Flag Order 3266 says that John Bragin had been sent on mission to Portugal prior to 13 October 1972 to set up contracts for the Apollo going into dry dock there, so Bragin could not “possibly” have been on the “sec check” mission in Rabat—assuming there ever had been one. So much for Amos Jessup’s claim. —Ed.]

KEN URQUHART: Has claimed that he was “very much aware” of the alleged “sec check” mission in Rabat, and that “A man called Peter Warren, who is English [More of the Commonwealth Coven. —Ed.], was pretty much in charge of the project in the field in Morocco.” [We don’t know what “pretty much in charge” means, but Urquhart “pretty much” makes Jessup out to be a liar concerning Jessup having been in charge—not that it really matters who was “in charge” of a fable. —Ed.]

GERRY “METER SMUGGLER” ARMSTRONG: Has said under oath that Peter Warren was the Port Captain, which means Warren would have had to be in Lisbon with the ship.

Unless the Apollo had a Star Trek Transporter beam, it’s impossible for Peter Warren to have been in both places, but that’s the smallest problem in all of this. Jim “Ratched” Dincalci, who claims to have been right there in the Lisbon hotel room—where Russell Miller says the phone call came “two or three hours” after Hubbard arrived in Lisbon—typed this into his exquisitely illiterate “debrief” about this purported event in Lisbon:

In the beginning of Dec_72 [sic] LRH came up from Tanger [sic] because of possible trouble in Maroc [sic] and LRH did not want to get the Scientologists there pulled in on it as the trouble was directed at him.

Hit the “PAUSE” button: Did somebody forget to give Dincalci the memo that “the Scientologists there” who supposedly caused the “possible trouble in Maroc” had purportedly used disguised E-meters smuggled by Gerry “Meter Smuggler” Armstrong, and had carefully “sanitized” all Scientology materials, and so—through that amazing spy tradecraft—had cleverly hidden the fact from King Hassan II and all of the Muslims that Hubbard or Scientology had anything to do with it? [See Part VI: Amos Jessup on Training Islamic Intelligence Agents to use a Scientology E-Meter and Part VII: Kaboom! Surprise—Islam and Scientology Don’t Mix. —Ed.]

So how was “the trouble … directed at” Hubbard? And how were “the Scientologists there” in Morocco not already “pulled in on it” if King Hassan II’s Muslim intelligence officers had somehow found out that Hubbard was behind it all? [Readers: Don’t ask yourself these questions, or your head will explode. Remember: You have been warned —Ed.] Or is this just Dincalci’s squirmingly embarrassing attempt to work one of the pathetic “talking points” of this toxic mythology into his pathetic “version” of the One True Truth About L. Ron Hubbard?

Maybe this is why Dincalci refused to answer any questions about it, claiming to us in email that he “forgave” us for trying to get some rational questions answered (thank you, oh High Priest of Hubbard Hatred, for your “forgiveness”), throwing this Parthian shot at us as he tucked tail and ran: “I would like to come off this list please, as … I have nothing to say that you will believe. Nor do I find it fruitful to revisit this time period or spend any more time on conversing about scn [sic].” Yeah, we just bet you don’t find it “fruitful.”

He must have found it pretty “fruitful” to spew his arrogant disdain for Hubbard to his fellow Hight Priests of Hubbard Hatred, because he sure did enough of it. Let’s let “Ratched” Dincalci prattle on in his “debrief”:

So he came up to lisbon [sic] alone. … On 4 dec. …

Great. So now Dincalci has branded Russell Miller, Grand Wizard Chris Owen, and Janis Gillham Grady ALL as liars, claiming that Hubbard arrived in Lisbon on 4 December 1972, not on either 29 November 1972 or on 3 December 1972, as the rest of them had claimed. This is priceless. Do, please, go on:

On 4 dec. [HANDWRITTEN: “^ IN LISBON”] LRH was told by Jonh [sic] Bragin [John Bragin] CS PRAC [Commodore’s Staff Public Relations Area Control] that he could be extradite d [sic] to france [sic] from Portugal on a court case which was occuring [sic] in Paris against the org and LRH. LRH therefore decided to go to the US as opposed to pulling in trouble to the ship which was being refitted. [HANDWRITTEN: “AND COULDN’T BE US” (cuts off—presumably “used”)] … We left that morning early for the airport.

Well, at least he worked the “extradited to France” talking point in there—except now it’s extradited “from Portugal” instead of extradited “from Morocco,” as Miller had claimed. And of course Dincalci has stuffed the “ship being refitted” talking point in there to confuse you as much as possible, given that dry dock had been only four days, and had happened over a month earlier.

Can you count the lies that Dincalci just accused some of our other “history-makers” of? He has just called Russell Miller a liar—even though Miller used Dincalci as “source” for Bare-Faced Messiah—because Dincalci says that the bad news came from John Bragin, not the “Port Captain” Peter Warren. Yet Miller supposedly was quoting Dincalci with the “Port Captain” claim, so Dincalci also just called himself a liar. [Regrettably, we would have to agree with his self-assessment. Also regrettably, we don’t have the proper jurisdiction to grant him forgiveness. —Ed.] Dincalci also claims that it happened on Monday, 4 December 1972, not Sunday, 3 December 1972, as Miller claims. Dincalci has also written in his report that he and Paul Preston left with Hubbard for New York that same day, “that morning early”: Monday, 4 December 1972.

Wait: “That morning early”? Have you allowed yourself to think what that means? If not, let us help out a little. To fit in all the stories we’ve been told by these delightful people, here’s what has to have happened on this very magical “day” (pick any day you like; you’ll soon see that it doesn’t matter what day it is):

  • Amos Jessup and Michael Mauerer took some poor Muslim pilot into a “sec-check” session in Rabat, Morocco, and somehow compiled from the poor sap a list of “traitors” to King Hassan II. Colonel Dlimi’s name was at the top.
  • They handed the list to palace intelligence chief Colonel Dlimi—who had hired them, supposedly not knowing they were Scientologists or using Scientology. [We couldn’t have made this up ourselves. Read the earlier articles in the series. —Ed.] This caused the sec-check mission to “blow up.” (Ya think?)
  • This caused the Apollo Port Captain Peter Warren to somehow be transported from Lisbon, Portugal, to Rabat, where he made an alarming phone call to L. Ron Hubbard at the Villa Laure in Tangier, Morocco.
  • Hubbard flipped out and had a bag packed, then was driven by Andre Tabayoyon to Casablanca, over 3.5 hours away from Tangier.
  • Hubbard managed to get a plane ticket and take a flight from Casablanca to Lisbon—about an hour and 40 minutes away by air. [But the plane must have gone into the Twilight Zone and been lost in limbo for several days, not landing until 3 December, or maybe 4 December—but it’s still the “same day.” Hope that helps. —Ed.]
  • Hubbard had to be driven from the Lisbon airport to a hotel room.
  • Hubbard “fretted” for “several hours” in the Lisbon hotel room, then got yet another alarming phone call from— Well, it seems that Peter Warren somehow had gotten transported back to Lisbon and made the call, possibly shape-shifting during the transition into John Bragin.
  • Hubbard somehow got a “bodyguard” and a male wannabe nurse as traveling companions, deciding to flee from Lisbon to New York. [Even though he’d never had or needed a “bodyguard” in his life before, or a “nurse,” for that matter. —Ed.]
  • Hubbard somehow got plane tickets for all three of them, plus either $50,000 or $100,000 in cash (depending on who you listen to—stay tuned).
  • The three happy travelers merrily left for the Lisbon airport, bound for New York City, “that morning early.”

Do you see why it doesn’t matter what “day” you pick? It doesn’t even matter what planet you pick.

It gets much, much worse, though. Recall that Miller says that another person was in the Lisbon hotel room with Hubbard and Dincalci that day (pick a day, any day you like): the “loyal” Ken Urquhart, L. Ron Hubbard’s long-time Personal Communicator. Russell Miller also interviewed Urquhart for Bare-Faced Messiah, and Miller and intelligence agent Chris Owen published Urquhart’s interview in the various versions of the book. The only thing to do here is turn Urquhart loose on you. Here is Urquhart, as published in Bare-Faced Messiah:

He had to leave Morocco, but couldn’t stay in Europe because of the Paris case where he was charged with criminal offences and he was going to be extradited at time [sic] it blew up. I got a message on ship that I and John Bragon [sic: John Bragin] had to go to a hotel in Lisbon. He was there and said, “You have to get me out of here at once.” That day we got him on a flight to New York. We booked him through to Chicago so people would think he was going to Chicago but he got off in NY.

Ken Urquhart loves to admire L. Ron Hubbard—while telling you all the ways that Hubbard was both stupid and insane.

Ken Urquhart loves to say some nice things about L. Ron Hubbard—while making Hubbard seem like he was stupid or insane or both.

He’s smooth, isn’t he? He’s already worked in the “going to be extradited” talking point. And notice the “blew up” language, even as garbled as it it; that’s the exact phrase Janis Gillham Grady used about the alleged Morocco “sec check” mission. It’s lovely that Urquhart corroborates Jim “Ratched” Dincalci’s claim that Hubbard left Lisbon the same day he arrived (whatever day you believe in)—except for the fact that Urquhart contradicted himself when he was questioned about all of this. Here’s Urquhart contradicting himself now:

The first thing LRH wanted was the flight out. … He wanted out of Lisbon that very day. … He was all right about staying over another night since there was no NY plane on the day he called me to the hotel. … We got him on a plane on the next day.

If it’s a little disorienting that Urquhart first corroborates Dincalci, then contradicts not only Dincalci but himself, you probably should read the WARNING section above again before reading on. We’re now going back to what Urquhart said in Bare-Faced Messiah, and if you aren’t holding onto the thought suggested in the WARNING, you better hold onto something. Remember: You have been warned [emphasis added]:

He couldn’t go back to the ship because it was in Lisbon doing another refit in dry dock. He could have been arrested on the ship because it was in port and couldn’t put to sea. He was in a fix. He had flown from Morocco to Lisbon and then sent a message for me. In the hotel he was fairly relaxed and gave us a little lecture about safe spaces, a little briefing. He wasn’t panicked. He left that day. He left in September ’72 and came back in September ’73.

If Urquhart didn’t just make your head spin around like Linda Blair’s in The Exorcist with that “left in September ’72” statement, you haven’t been paying attention. [And you haven’t been holding on. You have been warned. —Ed.]

That wasn’t the only time he said it though. Here is Urquhart in a talk to the Freezone convention in 2002—carefully hitting all the “talking points”:

In September of 1972 he had to hustle out of his lovely little house in Tangiers, Morocco, to avoid being extradited to France. This was in the middle of a ridiculous attempt to train the Moroccan Security Forces in sec-checking! He spent the next year in seclusion in New York. … I and another, John Bragin, put him on the plane at Lisbon for New York, in September 1972.

Urquhart still wasn’t done spinning heads around; here he is in a transcript of a videotaped interview after the 2010 Freezone convention—carefully pounding the hell out of all of the scripted “talking points”:

In September of ’72, he had to leave— He was off the ship; he was living in— He had bought a house in Tangier. He and Mary Sue were in that house, and the ship was in Lisbon, I think, in dry dock, for some kind of repair or service. And he got word that the French government had obtained orders allowing them to extradite him from Morocco to Paris, where there was a trial against Scientology. So, he had to move, and he went over to New York, and stayed there for a year.

Not one time, not two times, but three times Urquhart claimed that Hubbard had fled to New York in September of 1972. And, boy, did he ever pack it all chock full of the Hubbard Hatred cult’s “talking points” mythology!

  • Urquhart made sure we knew that Hubbard was already out of sight, out of mind for most crew and public, supposedly somewhere ashore in the secretive Villa Laure [See Part VIII: The Villa Laure—A Moroccan House of Mirrors. —Ed]
  • Urquhart levitated the same tired old lie that the Apollo was in dry dock—including use of the Dincalci talking-point term “refit”
  • Urquhart dragged out the rotting corpse of the ludicrous “sec-checking” fairy tale and beat that to death
  • Urquhart trotted out the moth-eaten fiction that there was “a trial against Scientology” for fraud in France in 1972, and that Hubbard was in danger of extradition

And the bare-faced Russell Miller and Chris Owen had no problem whatsoever with foisting this garbage off on the world as “fact.”

In a curious coincidence, September 1972 is the same month in which Janis Gillham Grady insists that Hubbard moved into the Villa Laure, while Urquhart is saying that September is when Hubbard moved out of Villa Laure, going to New York. It almost seems as though both Gillham-Grady and Urquhart were tasked with offering an “explanation” for the disappearance of L. Ron Hubbard from Morocco sometime in 1972, but got their “talking-point” web strands crossed—whether accidentally or intentionally. (Our bets are on “intentionally.” Your mileage may vary.) [See Part VIII: The Villa Laure—A Moroccan House of Mirrors. —Ed.]

We called Urquhart on his “September of 1972” claim and he backpeddled, deferring to Janis Gillham Grady’s 29 November 1972 date for Hubbard arriving in and leaving from Lisbon—but that still puts Urquhart in direct opposition to his fellow High Priests of Hubbard Hatred Russell Miller and Chris Owen, who claim that Hubbard arrived in Lisbon on 3 December 1972. It also puts Urquhart in direct opposition to his other fellow High Priest of Hubbard Hatred Jim “Ratched” Dincalci, who says Hubbard arrived in Lisbon on 4 December and left for New York that day.

But you haven’t heard anywhere near the worst of it all. Now let’s get back to our miserably discredited and dessicated excuse for a Lisbon tour guide, Russell Miller, and have him start the tour again. Relax, have a drink, Russell, and spin us a tale:

Urquhart was sent out to book seats on the first available flight to the United States and collect some cash. … The loyal Urquhart returned with three Lisbon-Chicago tickets on a flight leaving early next morning. Although he had booked them through to Chicago, the flight stopped in New York and he suggested they got off there in case there was a “welcoming party” waiting at Chicago’s O’Hare airport. He also had a briefcase stuffed with banknotes in different currencies—escudos, marks, francs, pounds, dollars and Moroccan dirhams, about $100,000 in total; it was the best he could do, he told Ron.

“The best he could do”? What happened to the millions of dollars in cash that the U.S. Tax Court claims Hubbard had arranged to have transferred to the Apollo “in the summer of 1972,” which had to be sitting right there on the ship collecting dust? [See Part IV: The Strange Case of the Missing Millions in Morocco. —Ed.]

To make it worse, Urquhart has made statements in written correspondence that make Miller out to be a bare-faced liar on several counts:

I told Ron nothing of the kind and I wasn’t addressing him as “Ron.” I didn’t go to book tickets. I went to the person on the ship who booked tickets for crew. I had no money to buy tickets. Later, LRH asked me to get him some money from the ship. My recollection was that he requested 50,000 US dollars. Fran Broeker, who kept the cash stash on the ship, gave me whatever it was I asked for, without question, in a small brown briefcase.

Charming—except for the fact that Jim “Ratched” Dincalci says Russell Miller and Ken Urquhart both are liars. (There’s a— well, a shock.) In an interview for a Hubbard-hatchet-job TV show called “Secret Lives,” Dincalci said that Hubbard himself went to the ship and got cash, and Dincalci went with him [emphasis added]:

So, we went to the ship. He came up from Morocco, we went to— He went to the ship, and they got as much cash that [sic] was available—mmm, about a hundred thousand dollars worth in different currencies, including American—probably $50,000 in American. And, he took this briefcase— The plan was just to go into the United States, no one would know where he was, and he couldn’t get extradited ’cause they wouldn’t even know where he was, figuring he was still in Morocco or France [Yes, that’s really what Dincalci says. —Ed.] or somewhere. [Right: “or somewhere.” —Ed.] This was the French case. [Why, of course it was. —Ed.]

So according to our “history-makers,” L. Ron Hubbard—having millions of dollars in cash sitting onboard the Apollo collecting dust, ostensibly fleeing in fear of his life from the Muslims of Morocco (leaving his wife, children, and a cadre of Scientologists to possibly be arrested, jailed, and likely tortured), fleeing in fear of French authorities (who had no case at all against him at the time)—decided that the single most intelligent thing he could do was to get on an international flight, going through two sets of customs checks with his passport and a briefcase full of cash (how much cash depends on who you want to listen to), and fly off to New York City, there to shack up in a dingy Queens apartment with a male “former” Green Beret, and a male wannabe nurse with a background in “psychology.” And according to Jim “Ratched” Dincalci, “they wouldn’t even know where he was.” They. Whoever “they” were. Well, “they” wouldn’t know. And even though “they” wouldn’t know, “they” might have a “welcoming party” waiting in Chicago—but, by God, “they” were too damned stupid to have one waiting in New York.

“They” must have been as stupid as Dincalci, and Urquhart, and Miller, and Ortega, and Atack, and the whole pitiable pack must think you are. We don’t think you’re that stupid. We hope you aren’t. If you are, please go join their cult; you’re perfect for it.

So there you have the story of when and how and why L. Ron Hubbard supposedly fled from Morocco to Lisbon, and then from Lisbon to New York City, as told by the Highest High Priests of the Hubbard Hatred cult. Take it or leave it.

Before we leave it, we have to share with you what High Priest, Commonwealth Coven, Ken Urquhart told us about the issue of Hubbard going through customs so “they wouldn’t even know where he was.” It seemed to us that going to the United States that way was the stupidest possible thing he could have done given all the purported circumstances (not that we believe any of the grotesque nonsense). We thought we had heard it all. Then we heard this:

The Fleshy Part of His Thumb…

Nothing can do this justice but to print it just as we received it from Urquhart:

LRH had us book his ticket under the surname “Lafayette.” He showed me (I think Bragin was there) how he would present his passport when it was to be checked. He held the fleshy part of his thumb over the lines stating Hubbard, Ronald, to show only the line stating Lafayette. As he showed us this, he grinned. Nervous? Nah. Not quite as cool as a cucumber, but close. I hoped he would get away with it, and I could see him doing it, too.

This is the condition L. Ron Hubbard ended up in after being in the nursing care of Jim "Ratched" Dincalci in New York City, 1973. In a curious coincidence, CIA shock-doctor Max Fink also relocated to a hospital in NYC in 1973.

This is the condition L. Ron Hubbard ended up in after being in the tender nursing care of Jim “Ratched” Dincalci in New York City, 1973. In a curious coincidence, CIA shock-doctor Max Fink also relocated to a hospital in NYC in 1973.

Given that it would be a physical impossibility, we couldn’t “see him doing it.” He could have done better by holding his right hand up, palm toward the customs official, and saying: “I am not the L. Ron Hubbard you are looking for.”

The man who came back after 10 months in New York with Jim “Ratched” Dincalci and a Green Beret was “not the L. Ron Hubbard” that anybody was looking for, either. We’ll get back to what happened to L. Ron Hubbard and to Scientology after he disappeared from Morocco sometime in 1972, but next we’re going to turn back the clock a little over a year. Don’t miss Part XI: A Murder Mystery in Morocco? The Strange Case of Susan Meister.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Part XI: A Murder Mystery in Morocco? The Strange Case of Susan Meister

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Part XI of the Research Series, Morocco Phase, for the blockbuster exposé Watergate: The Hoax

[NOTE: This research series of blog articles arose out of recent research efforts concerning the second half of the book Watergate: The Hoax, currently in release. This series of blog posts represents only a small part of the research done for the book, but the results of this phase were of such a nature that we felt a duty to make them public prior to the book. The relevance of these events to Watergate is fully covered in the book. These posts are for informational, historical, and educational purposes, dealing with issues of very broad public interest. Creative Commons License This work, meaning expressly the research series of articles on this blog, is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License.—Ed.]

Artist’s concept of a description by Susan Meister’s father of how she was found, based on a photograph he says he was shown when in Morocco. So far, no actual photo of Susan Meister has been found in our research.

On Friday, 19 February 1971, a young woman named Susan Meister arrived from Los Angeles in Tangier, Morocco, where she boarded Scientology’s flagship Apollo. Just a little over four months later she would be reported as having been found shot to death in one of the cabins on the ship. Was it suicide? Was it murder? Had Susan Meister found out something she should not have known, and threatened to make it public?

Susan had joined the Sea Organization, a fellowship made up mostly of highly motivated Scientologists dedicating their lives to making the world a better place. That wasn’t the only type of personnel that had found its way into the Sea Org, though. This article in our research series, and the next one, will put the death of Susan Meister into unprecedented historical context. It is being presented as a concise timeline of events happening in different parts of the world in 1971.

Since as far back as the Journal of John Luke, 1670-1673, the city of Tangier, Morocco, sitting strategically at the opening of the Strait of Gibralter, has been called the “gateway to the Mediterranean.” Tangier is where this part of the story of Watergate: The Hoax, begins, and is also where it ends in 1972 with the disappearance of L. Ron Hubbard from Tangier.

Both John McLean and Gerry Armstrong would eventually claim to have been involved in alleged Scientology missions during 1972 with top security and intelligence forces of King Hassan II of Morocco. The "failures" of the alleged missions were then used as a "reason" why Hubbard disappeared suddenly from Morocco in 1972. [This research series exposes those claims for what they are. See the earlier articles in the series. —Ed.] Both Armstrong and McLean also would later become key mouthpieces in an international, well-coordinated smear campaign against Scientology founder L. Ron Hubbard, with McLean testifying for the IRS.

Both John McLean and Gerry Armstrong would eventually claim to have been involved in alleged Scientology missions during 1972 with top security and intelligence forces of King Hassan II of Morocco. The “failures” of the alleged missions were then used as a “reason” why Hubbard disappeared suddenly from Morocco in 1972. Both Armstrong and McLean would later become key mouthpieces in an international, well-coordinated smear campaign against Scientology founder L. Ron Hubbard, with McLean testifying for the IRS.

Friday, 19 February 1971

Susan Meister arrives aboard Scientology’s flagship Apollo at Tangier, Morocco. On the same date as Susan Meister’s arrival, two men also arrive aboard the Apollo, also traveling from Los Angeles—although both of them are from Canada: Gerry “Meter Smuggler” Armstrong and John McLean.

On or about the same date, a long-time covert operative for the CIA named Aline Griffith, the Countess of Romanones, goes to the American embassy in Rabat, Morocco, to see U.S. Ambassador to Morocco Stuart W. Rockwell. In her memoirs, she claims he wasn’t in, but it’s extremely unlikely that she would have gone to see him if if he weren’t there. She says she met with the Deputy Chief of Station for the CIA in Morocco instead, but she likely met with both.

Thursday, 4 March 1971

Exactly two weeks later, the U.S. Legal Attache (LEGAT), Madrid, sends a memo to the Director of the FBI, J. Edgar Hoover, concerning L. Ron Hubbard and the Apollo in Morocco. It references an earlier letter by Howard D. Jones, Consul General in Tangier, Morocco.

The CIA ... they're supposed to tell the embassy everything. —Stuart W. Rockwell, Ambassador, Morocco (1970-1973) Stuart W. Rockwell had been the U.S. State Department's Deputy Assistant Secretary, Near East Affairs (NEA), from 1965 until March 1970, when he had been appointed as ambassador to Morocco. The Near East Affairs desk during his tenure covered Greece, Turkey, Cyprus, and Iran, so Rockwell had been heavily vested in Greek affairs in March of 1969, when the Apollo was ordered out of Greece. If a title could be given to Rockwell to summate his career, going all the way back to the 1940s—before, during and after the independence of Israel—it should be "Appeaser of Islam." The incident with L. Ron Hubbard and the Apollo in Greece probably had everything to do with Rockwell bowing in the back room to the Islamic demands of Turkey and Iran, and little or nothing to do with any opposition to Scientology in Greece. An advanced Scientology base in Greece, if those plans had been allowed to go forward, would have been anathema to Islam's dream of, and mandate for, a caliphate to swallow the Mediterranean, and both Turkey and Iran already were in early negotions in 1969 for the creation of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation. It is likely that they complained, sub rosa, to Rockwell, and the Appeaser of Islam is the one who arranged to have two vessels of the U.S. Sixth Fleet arrive to harrass the Apollo and have it ordered out of Greece. Rockwell was moved from NEA in Washington, D.C., to Morocco on 17 March 1970, only months after the Apollo had begun to spend most of its time in Morocco. He was there through the disappearance of Hubbard from Morocco sometime in 1972, then left the Morocco diplomatic post in 1973.

“The CIA … they’re supposed to tell the embassy everything.” —Stuart W. Rockwell, U.S. Ambassador, Morocco (1970-1973)

Stuart W. Rockwell had been the U.S. State Department’s Deputy Assistant Secretary, Near East Affairs (NEA), from 1965 until March 1970, when he had been appointed as ambassador to Morocco. The Near East Affairs desk during his tenure covered Greece, Turkey, Cyprus, and Iran, so Rockwell had been heavily vested in Greek affairs in March of 1969, when the Apollo was ordered out of Greece.

If a title could be given to Rockwell to summate his career, going all the way back to the 1940s—before, during and after the independence of Israel—it should be “Appeaser of Islam.” The incident with L. Ron Hubbard and the Apollo in Greece probably had everything to do with Rockwell bowing in the back room to the Islamic demands of Turkey and Iran, and little or nothing to do with any opposition to Scientology in Greece.

An advanced Scientology base in Greece, if those plans had been allowed to go forward, would have been anathema to Islam’s dream of, and mandate for, a caliphate to swallow the Mediterranean, and both Turkey and Iran already were in early negotions in 1969 for the creation of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation. It is likely that they complained, sub rosa, to Rockwell, and the Appeaser of Islam is the one who arranged to have two vessels of the U.S. Sixth Fleet arrive to harrass the Apollo and have it ordered out of Greece.

Rockwell was moved from NEA in Washington, D.C., to Morocco on 17 March 1970, only months after the Apollo had begun to spend most of its time in Morocco. He was there through the disappearance of Hubbard from Morocco sometime in 1972, then left the Morocco diplomatic post in 1973.

Jones works under the auspices of Stuart W. Rockwell, the U.S. Ambassador to Morocco. The memo also goes to the Madrid desk, where the CIA Chief of Station is in close coordination with CIA operative Aline Griffith:

DATE: 3/4/71

 

TO : DIRECTOR, FBI

FROM : LEGAT, MADRID (163-168) (P)

SUBJECT: L. RON HUBBARD
FPC

 

Enclosed for the information of the Bureau is one copy of a self-explanatory letter received from HOWARD D. JONES, Consul General, American Consulate General, Tangier, Morocco.

 

Madrid indices are negative regarding Operation and Transport Corporation, Limited, “Apollo,” subject and Scientology.

 

Legat recalls that a similar inquiry was received from [BLACKED OUT] while assigned to Paris regarding HUBBARD. A check with Paris has determined that a 263 main case file was opened on a LAFAYETTE RON HUBBARD, which was subsequently destroyed.

 

The Bureau is requested to furnish Madrid any information it may have regarding the subject, Operation and Transport Corporation, Limited, “Apollp” [sic—”Apollo”] and Scientology, which can be furnished to JONES.

 

3 – Bureau (Enc. – 1)
(1 – Foreign Liaison Desk)
1 – Madrid

On or about the same day, Daniel Ellsberg—who has “special clearances” that he has described as “higher than Top Secret”—contacts Neil Sheehan of The New York Times (NYT), and aranges for Sheehan to travel to Cambridge, Massachusetts, to get a copy of the MacNamara Report, which will become known as “The Pentagon Papers.” That sets in motion everything that will become known as “Watergate”—and more. The New York Times, as with the TIME/Life conglomerate headed by Henry Luce, is a major link in the CIA’s Operation Mockingbird chain. [NOTE: The CIA program is sometimes called Project Mockingbird. —Ed.] The newspaper has even confessed to employing “American journalists who were also working for the CIA.”

Friday, 12 March 1971
Neil Sheehan arrives in Cambridge, staying at the Treadway Motor Inn off Harvard Square. Ellsberg turns over copies of the Pentagon Papers to him. [NOTE: Ellsberg and Sheehan have muddied the waters with conflicting stories about exactly when this took place, contradicting even themselves, but Ellsberg has given 12 March as a definite date of Sheehan arriving for a second time in Cambridge, and other events tend to corroborate this date. —Ed.]

On or about the same day, the CIA Chief of Station, Madrid—who works with the Legal Attache, Madrid—goes to the home of covert operative Aline Griffith in Madrid. Another CIA operative who goes by the code name “Jupiter”—likely an allusion to Jupiter Island in Florida—arrives at her home around the same time from Boca Raton, Florida, then leaves from there for Rabat, Morocco. Aline and her husband are soon invited by King Hassan II of Morocco to join the king on a trip in Morocco, purportedly to shoot wild boar.

According to our best information and belief, Amos Jessup is the son of John Jessup, who had been part of the inner circle of the Time-Life conglomarate in its several incarnations. Henry Luce, head of the Time-Life publishing giant, was a key player in the CIA's Operation Mockingbird. According to Carl Bernstein: "Allen Dulles [CIA Director at relevant times] often interceded with his good friend, the late Henry Luce, founder of Time and Life magazines, who readily allowed certain members of his staff to work for the Agency and agreed to provide jobs and credentials for other CIA operatives who lacked journalistic experience." Amos Jessup was Captain of the Flag Administrative Organization onboard the Apollo during 1971, and in that position had access to much sensitive information.

According to our best information and belief, Amos Jessup is the son of John Jessup, who had been part of the inner circle of the Time-Life conglomarate in its several incarnations. Henry Luce, head of the Time-Life publishing giant, was a key player in the CIA’s Operation Mockingbird.

According to Carl Bernstein: “Allen Dulles [CIA Director at relevant times] often interceded with his good friend, the late Henry Luce, founder of Time and Life magazines, who readily allowed certain members of his staff to work for the Agency and agreed to provide jobs and credentials for other CIA operatives who lacked journalistic experience.”

Amos Jessup was Commanding Officer of the Flag Administrative Organization onboard the Apollo during 1971, and was in the Flag Advanced Org. In those positions he had access to much sensitive information.

Thursday, 18 March 1971
A CIA dispatch this date says: “There is no indication that HUBBARD or members of his organization have been engaged in intelligence or security matters.” The Apollo is in Morocco, so CIA agents in Morocco, along with their embassy associates, are monitoring L. Ron Hubbard and the Sea Org activities there.

Sunday, 21 March 1971
Scientology OT Ingo Swann—who lives in New York City, works at the United Nations, and has Secret and Top Secret clearances—writes to Yvonne Gillham, head of Scientology’s Celebrity Centre in Los Angeles, saying that he has signed contracts and options worth approximately $150,000 (in 2015 dollars) to be realized “in less than a year.” Swann claims that the contracts and options are with a “publisher,” but Swann doesn’t write any books for over five years. He does, though, enter into experiments and meetings over the coming year with the CIA. [Those experiments will lead to CIA theft of the OT Levels in 1972, with the launch in October 1972 of a higher-than-Top Secret CIA program in “remote viewing,” using three Scientology OTs, including Swann. —Ed.]

Friday, 26 March 1971
Neil Sheehan sends a memo to Washington bureau chief for The New York Times, Max Frankel, outlining Sheehan’s vision for the release of the Pentagon Papers.

Saturday, 27 March 1971
Susan Meister sends an enthusiastic letter to her parents describing her life aboard the Apollo, and urging them to read a book on Scientology.

Monday, 29 March 1971
In a memo to President Richard Nixon, Henry Kissinger says that King Hassan II is softly threatening U.S. access to and use of the strategically important air force and communications base at Kenitra, Morocco, pending U.S. promises of military and financial aid. Kissenger proposes that the “Appeaser of Islam,” Stuart Rockwell, be allowed to go to Hassan II, supposedly “to review with the King our plans for general economic and military assistance through FY 1972.” Kissinger outlines aid that will equal, minimally, $44 million. In 2015 dollars, that’s a little over a quarter of a billion dollars. [NOTE: Hassan II is scheduled to be in Washington, D.C., in less than a month for a state visit with the president, so this meeting between Rockwell and Hassan II likely is about more than the value of coming U.S. aid. —Ed.]

“We’ll know our disinformation program is complete when everything the American public believes is false.” —William Casey, Director of Central Intelligence, replying to President Ronald Reagan at first cabinet meeting, early February 1981

“We’ll know our disinformation program is complete when everything the American public believes is false.” —William Casey, Director of Central Intelligence, replying to President Ronald Reagan at first cabinet meeting, early February 1981

Sunday, 4 April 1971
William Casey, a former officer in the predecessor of CIA—the Office of Strategic Services (OSS)—arrives in Rabat, Morocco, supposedly to go on the hunting trip with King Hassan II. Also in Rabat are covert operative Aline Griffith and her husband, and the CIA agent going by the code name “Jupiter.” [William Casey  will later become Director of Central Intelligence, with full knowledge of CIA’s “remote viewing” program. —Ed.]

Monday, 5 April 1971
CIA operative Aline Griffith and William Casey embark on the hunting trip that will be joined later by King Hassan II. On the trip is General Mohamed Oufkir.

On or about the same day, the “telephone system” for taping White House conversations is installed, completeing the installations of taping systems in the White House that include room microphones in key locations, such as the Oval Office. The entire system is overseen and controlled by Alexander Butterfield.

Saturday, 10 April 1971
King Hassan II meets the hunting caravan carrying Aline Griffith and William Casey. After the hunt, Hassan II departs with Oufkir. [NOTE: Presumably, Hassan II has had his meeting with the “Appeaser of Islam,” Ambassador Stuart W. Rockwell, that was arranged by Kissinger on 29 March 1971. —Ed.]

Monday, 12 April 1971
King Hassan II, Mohamed Oufkir, Aline Griffith, and William Casey are in Marrakech. Casey leaves for Rabat to catch a plane for the United States.

Thursday, c. 15 April 1971
In “mid-April,” Gerry “Meter Smuggler” Armstrong becomes the Boat and Transport In-Charge for the Apollo. It is a key position allowing him mobility and privileges, including, according to Armstrong, allowing him access to the secretive “villa which he [L. Ron Hubbard] had in Tangier at that time.” Armstrong’s testimony indicates that the Apollo is in Tangier.

On or about the same date, Aline Griffith is still in Marrakech, and receives a coded message by phone from the CIA Chief of Station in Madrid. The message begins: “A telegram from your mother in America has arrived.” It is from the CIA agent known as “Jupiter,” who has been operating out of Boca Raton, Florida. He wants to meet her in Washington, D.C., as soon as she can arrange getting there.

Eugenio Martinez and Bernard Barker both will be key operatives with E. Howard Hunt on a purported "break-in" of Daniel Ellsberg's psychiatrist, Lewis J. Fielding in September 1971—which was a staged hoax—and then on several purported attempted "break-ins" of Democratic National Committee headquarters in the Watergate complex over Memorial Day weekend 1972—which also was a staged hoax. Fielding had been a psychiatrist with the Veteran's Administration in Los Angeles during the late 1940s, when L. Ron Hubbard's records were with that VA office.

Eugenio Martinez and Bernard Barker both will be key operatives with E. Howard Hunt on a purported “break-in” of Daniel Ellsberg’s psychiatrist, Lewis J. Fielding, in September 1971—which was a staged hoax—and then on several purported attempted “break-ins” of Democratic National Committee headquarters in the Watergate complex over Memorial Day weekend 1972—which also was a staged hoax. Fielding had been a psychiatrist with the Veteran’s Administration in Los Angeles during the late 1940s, when L. Ron Hubbard’s records were with that VA office.

Friday, 16 April 1971
E. Howard Hunt is working at the Mullen Company, a CIA front group in Washington, D.C. He travels to Miami Beach, Florida, where he meets with longtime CIA assets Bernard Barker and Eugenio Martinez. Martinez is on CIA payroll, and has a “case officer” in or around Miami Beach. Miami Beach is less than an hour from Boca Raton, where the CIA agent known as “Jupiter” has been operating from. [NOTE: Martinez and Barker will be important members of Hunt’s team subsequent to release of the Pentagon Papers—but those won’t be released for almost two more months. Charles Colson has said: “Hunt’s visit to Barker was, pure and simple, a get-ready-for-action call. You’d have to be an idiot to think otherwise. But there wasn’t any action anticipated. Not then. The Pentagon Papers hadn’t been published. The Plumbers were months away. So, you tell me: how did Hunt know [in April] that he’d need the Cubans?” —Ed.]

Monday, 19 April 1971
Aline Griffith and her husband have returned to Madrid, and are visited in their home by the CIA Chief of Station for Madrid. It is arranged that she will travel to Lexington, Kentucky, in 10 days, then travel to Las Vegas, with plans that she will meet “Jupiter” somewhere on the trip.

Thursday, 22 April 1971
There is a memorandum from the “Chief of the Africa Division [which includes Moroccco], Directorate of Operations, Central Intelligence Agency (Roosevelt) to Director of Central Intelligence Helms.” This document of two pages still has not been declassified. The Directorate of Operations, as described by the CIA, “serves as the clandestine arm of the Central Intelligence Agency and the national authority for the coordination, de-confliction, and evaluation of clandestine operations across the Intelligence Community of the United States.” [The “Roosevelt” mentioned in parentheses is most likely career CIA agent Archibald Bulloch Roosevelt, Jr., who had extensive experience with Islamic countries —Ed.]

On the same date, King Hassan II of Morocco begins a state visit to Washington, D.C., to be there for a week. [NOTE: From some corroborating information, it may be during this trip by the King that his own intelligence agent Mohamed Oufkir goes to nearby Fort Holabird in Maryland, a major outpost for U.S. intelligence operations by CIA and military intelligence units. —Ed.] 

Saturday, 24 April 1971
On a weekend day just over a week after E. Howard Hunt’s trip to meet with the Miami CIA men, Deputy Attorney General of the United States Donald Santarelli meets with G. Gordon Liddy. Liddy has “special clearances” with the CIA, and has been in the position of Enforcement Legislation Counsel of the Treasury Department, home of the Secret Service and the IRS. Santarelli tells Liddy that he will “check with John Mitchell,” the U.S. Attorney General, about Liddy leaving the Treasury and about where Liddy “should go.” [NOTE: The wheels are being set into motion for both Hunt and Liddy to be moved over into the White House, even though there is no indication at all, at least in view of the public, of a reason for them to be there. —Ed.]

Thursday, 30 April 1971
Attorney General John Mitchell—Santarelli’s boss—is staying at the governor’s house in Frankfort, Kentucky, just outside of Lexington.

On the same day, CIA operative Aline Griffith and her husband arrive in New York. There, a plane is waiting to take them to Lexington, Kentucky, where they will stay at the C V Whitney Farm outside Lexington.

On or about the same date, IRS Agent Robert Cluberton begins an audit of the Church of Scientology of California (CSC). [NOTE: John McLean, who arrived on the Apollo with Gerry “Meter Smuggler” Armstrong and Susan Meister, later will become an important witness for the IRS against CSC and L. Ron Hubbard. —Ed.]

Wednesday, 5 May 1971
Susan Meister, aboard the Apollo in Morocco, writes a letter to her mother talking about the enemies of Scientology—but what she says in her letter is “smoking gun” evidence (regrettable, but accurate, choice of words) that someone aboard the ship is giving Meister access to sensitive, secret information. Her letter makes statements about Nazi connections to the attacks on Scientology, and the information is exactly taken from a Guardian Order written by L. Ron Hubbard that is marked SECRET—and that won’t be typed and mimeographed for limited distribution until the following day, Thursday, 6 May 1971. At the time of her letter, she either is already in or soon to begin a romantic affair with Amos Jessup. He is the Commanding Officer of the Flag Administrative Org. She ends her letter with: “Get into Scientology now. It’s fantastic!”

On or about the same date, CIA operative Aline Griffith arrives in Las Vegas with her husband. There she meets with CIA agent “Jupiter,” who tells her that he wants her to make another trip to Morocco.

Thursday, 6 May 1971
Susan Baker (later to be Susan Rabbaj), the Mimeo Officer on the flagship Apollo, types onto a stencil and then mimeographs a limited number of copies of a Guardian Order by L. Ron Hubbard that is labled “SECRET” in all caps across the top. It is GO 060571, and the title is “Working Theory.” Guardian Orders are all limited distribution, and one marked “SECRET” would have gone only to a select list of recipients. This Guardian Order lays out evidence of Nazi origins for the World Federation of Mental Health (WFMH) and the UK’s National Association of Mental Health (NAMH). [NOTE: NAMH changed its name in 1972 to “Mind,” probably because of what Hubbard had uncovered in 1971, and to hide its connections to the former Hygiene and Psychiatric Foundation—which since has been almost entirely whitewashed out of history. —Ed.]

Mary Appleby, who L. Ron Hubbard named as being the source of major attacks on Scientology, originating at the British National Association of Mental Health. Hubbard had discovered Nazi origins for the major "mental health" organizations.

Mary Appleby, who L. Ron Hubbard named as being the source of major attacks on Scientology, originating at the British National Association of Mental Health. Hubbard had discovered Nazi origins for the major “mental health” organizations.

The Guardian Order also says that Mary Appleby, the general secretary of NAMH, has been identified as the source of the international attacks on Scientology. The Guardian Order states in part:

Psychiatric opponents [to Scientology] are all part of the Nazi connected WFMH or NAMH. Their technology and what they urge is pure Fascism straight out of Nazi death camps.

 

Drug firms are ex-German or German connected. They finance or support the Nazi networks. They also are turning the West to drug addiction.

 

… Appleby is a Nazi pure and simple. So is the WFMH and the NAMH and all they advocate is Nazi.

Wednesday, 12 May 1971
Susan Meister writes another letter to her family:

Dear Family,

 

I just had a session—an auditing session. I feel great! Great GREAT! and my life is EXPANDING EXPANDING and it’s ALL SCIENTOLOGY! Hurry up! Hurry, Hurry Be a friend to yourselves— Get into this stuff NOW— It’s more precious than gold it’s the best thing that’s ever ever ever ever come along.

 

Love, Susan

In only a litle more than a month she will be dead.

DonaldAlexander-crop

Donald Alexander was the “ruthless son of a bitch” who became IRS Commissioner, and would hire Meade Emory. Both of them were at IRS when Gerald Wolfe and Michael Meisner purportedly were stealing copies of IRS documents for Scientology’s Guardian’s Office. Wolfe had been hired as a clerk during a hiring freeze at IRS. Alexander and Emory would be keys to bringing down the Guardian’s Office and Mary Sue Hubbard. Then Meade Emory secretly would restructure all of Scientology, in league with non-Scientology tax and probate attorneys Norton S. Karno, Stephen Lenske, and Sherman Lenske.

Thursday, 13 May 1971
In an Oval Office conversation with Haldeman and Ehrlichman, Richard Nixon talks about the kind of person he wants as Commissioner of Internal Revenue Service:

I want to be sure that he is a ruthless son of a bitch, that he will do what he is told, that every income-tax return I want to see, I see. That he will go after our enemies and not go after our friends. It’s as simple as that.

That will turn out to be Donald Alexander.

On or about the same date, a man named Michael Meisner goes to the Church of Scientology of St. Louis for “further training.” [NOTE: Please be acutely aware of the similarities in last names of Michael Meisner and Susan Meister. These kinds of similarities are often a “fingerprint” of a psyop, but whether they are or not, such similarities can, and commonly do, create considerable confusion of events and persons. —Ed.]

Monday, 17 May 1971
Sea Org missionaire Richard Wrigley has reported in to EULO—which is the Flag Liaison Office for Europe, and is in Copenhagen. There is some justice cycle involving him, but no details can be found. [NOTE: Several of the smear books about L. Ron Hubbard claim that Wrigley, along with Liz Ausley-Gablehouse, had been sent on mission in Morocco by Hubbard to get involved with highly placed Muslims close to King Hassan II.]

On the same date, Liz Ausley-Gablehouse is at a party with Sylvia Calhoun, Riggs Eckleberry, and a Colonel Allam from the Moroccan military. [NOTE: The source for this is Sylvia Calhoun, who says that the party was aboard the Apollo, but who also hedged on the date. This date is the shared birthday of Allam and Ausley-Gablehouse. —Ed.]

Dr. Edward M. Gunn was involved as early as 1963 in attempted assassinations of world leaders, including Fidel Castro. He devised a ballpoint pen rigged as a hyperdermic needle for administering poison. According to a declassified CIA report: "He said that the needle was so fine that the victim would hardly feel it when it was inserted--he compared it with the scratch from a shirt with too much starch."

Dr. Edward M. Gunn was involved as early as 1963 in attempted assassinations of world leaders, including Fidel Castro. He devised a ballpoint pen rigged as a hyperdermic needle for administering poison. According to a declassified CIA report: “He said that the needle was so fine that the victim would hardly feel it when it was inserted–he compared it with the scratch from a shirt with too much starch.”

Monday, 31 May 1971
CIA veteran James McCord contacts CIA veteran doctor Edward M. Gunn. Gunn has long been a CIA specialist in methods of drugging and poisoning. [NOTE: Those “accomplishments” of Dr. Gunn will not become known until many years later. In less than a year, Gunn will meet with E. Howard Hunt and G. Gordon Liddy, advising them on ways to deliver either drugs or poison to a person, who Gunn says that Liddy and Hunt did not name. —Ed.]

Monday, 7 June 1971
This is the date of an Apollo “Orders of the Day” (OODs) that Jon Atack referenced in his book A Piece of Blue Sky when saying “The Hubbards moved ashore.” [NOTE: Earlier in this series we proved that Atack’s “citation” to this OODs is patently false. This entry is being put here to make record of his falsity, which is doubly false, because later in his book he claims that L. Ron Hubbard was on board the Apollo shortly after the death of Susan Meister, and refused to see her father. See Part XII: A Murder Mystery in Morocco? George Meister Arrives. Atack likes to have it both ways, as long as it smears Hubbard. —Ed.]

The OODs of the Apollo of that date does, though, have this information: “LT. CMDR. AMOS JESSUP is assigned to the post of DIST SEC DIV 6 FAO [Distribution Secretary, Division 6, Flag Advanced Org]. He is to assume post immediately. … ENS. LIZ AUSLEY [later Liz Gablehouse] is assigned to Div IV FAO [Division 4, Flag Advanced Org] to the post of FEBC [Flag Executive Briefing Course] Asst Supervisor.” [NOTE: The Flag Advanced Org, where Jessup and Ausley-Gablehouse are assigned, has copies of the secret OT Levels, kept under tight security, which later will be secretly used by the CIA when it contracts OTs Hal Puthoff, Ingo Swann, and Pat Price in 1972. —Ed.]

The leak by Ellsberg launches him into cultural hero status—yet it was a calculated act, without which the CIA's theft in 1972 of L. Ron Hubbard's OT Levels would not have been possible, as covered in the book Watergate: The Hoax.

The “leak” by Ellsberg launches him into cultural hero status—yet it was a calculated act, without which the CIA’s theft in 1972 of L. Ron Hubbard’s OT Levels would not have been possible, as covered in the book Watergate: The Hoax.

Sunday, 13 June 1971
The New York Times publishes the first of three installments of excerpts of what has come to be known as “The Pentagon Papers.” The secret documents from the Department of Defense have been leaked to Times reporter Neil Sheehan by Daniel Ellsberg. The Justice Department acts to get a restraining order against the Times, halting their publication beyond the first three installments, but by that time the Washington Post’s Ben Bagdikian has also, somehow, obtained a copy of the documents, and the Post begins publishing excerpts.

On or about the same day, Scientology OT Ingo Swann is involved in an experiment in New York City using “highly sensitive film” that later Swann says is “sold only to the CIA.” He describes the experiment in a private letter:

I simply sat in a chair, exterior and feeling quite well. Four shots were snapped, and in all four—from different angles—there I am, quite clearly visible—about three feet above my head, a small glowing point in space. … These bring tears to everyone’s eyes, even those who do not really understand what has happened.

Tuesday, 15 June 1971
Susan Meister, onboard the Apollo, writes a letter to her mother and father. It is the last known letter that she wrote:

15 June 71

Flag

 

Dear Mother and Dad,

 

Thanks SO much for things that vou sent me. They’ll really come in handy. I received the iron, clock, dictionary (really a beauty) stockings, dress (nice, I’ll probably wear it today) shampoo, (always appreciated) soap, toothpaste and a few other items- all very much appreciated!

 

Thanks, The birthday card was cute. I also appreciated a look at the paper. I’m doing well – still like it here, I have a lot to learn though, Scientology is where it’s at – so to speak. I’m sorry I haven’t sent your copy of how to save your marriage [a Scientology book]. I have to go to the External Communications Bureau and get it weighed so that I can pay the shipping costs. It will get to you though.

 

I can’t tell you exactly where we are. We have enemies who are profiting from peoples’s ignorance and lack of self-determinism and do not wish to see us succeed in restoring freedom and self-determinism to this planet’s people. If these people were to find out where we are located – they would attempt to destroy us. Therefore, we are not allowed to say where this ship is located.

 

Do read those Scientology books that you have mother, You would make an excellent auditor. Go to the Franchise in Denver as soon as possible and take the HAS (Hubbard Apprentice Scientologist) Course. If there are some questions that you’ve asked in past letters that haven’t been answered, please ask them again in your next letter so that I can answer them. I enjoy answering your questions.

 

Love

Susan

Ken Urquhart. "All right, Mr. DeMille, I'm ready for my close-up."

Ken Urquhart. “All right, Mr. DeMille, I’m ready for my close-up.”

On or about the same date, Ken Urquhart, LRH’s Personal Communicator, claims that he receives a request from Susan Meister, addressed to L. Ron Hubbard, “asking his permission for her to leave the ship and return home.” [NOTE: The anecdotal claim, in light of her letter, is as patently asinine as Urquhart’s claim about the passport in Part X: A Day or Six in Lisbon with Hubbard, Jim Dincalci, and Ken Urquhart. Its maudlin self-serving melodrama—which, as usual, makes Urquhart out to be a longsuffering foil to the stupidity, cruelty, or insanity of L. Ron Hubbard—should not be missed, though, so it’s reproduced below. —Ed.] Here is what Urquhart claims, capitalizing on Susan Meister’s death to put himself in the limelight and get in another smear of Hubbard:

I was involved unknowingly in Susan Meister’s situation. A week or so before her death, she had written to LRH asking his permission for her to leave the ship and return home. At that time, his policy on such was to refuse (it varied). I composed a reply to this effect and included it in his mail for signature. He signed it. He was considerably put out when I reminded him of this—he had signed the reply without reading it or its original request (and this was not unusual practice for him—I should have known better). From then on, I put a warning note on any similar reply composed for him to sign… I will always deeply regret that her cry came through me, and I chose to adhere to the current policy rather than to hear her, listen to her, and help her in compassion and good sense.

On the same date, corporate charter 3-84179 is issued for CIA asset Bernard Barker in Miami, Florida, for Barker Associates, Inc., which will become central to the Watergate hoax.

In June of 1972, Douglas Caddy will suddenly turn up at police headquarters in Washington, D.C., claiming to be representing the Watergate burglars—even though he has no background or experience in criminal representation. His initial "representation" of the perpetrators, and his close association with E. Howard Hunt, G. Gordon Liddy, and top CIA personnel, is crucial to Watergate: The Hoax. He has claimed incessantly that he was ignorant of CIA connections to the Mullen Company where he worked with Hunt.

In June of 1972, Douglas Caddy will suddenly turn up at police headquarters in Washington, D.C., claiming to be representing the Watergate burglars—even though he has no background or experience in criminal representation. His initial “representation” of the perpetrators, and his close association with E. Howard Hunt, G. Gordon Liddy, and top CIA personnel, is crucial to the Watergate hoax. He has claimed incessantly that he was ignorant of CIA connections to the Mullen Company where he worked with Hunt.

On or about the same date, a homosexual attorney named Douglas Caddy, who is working at the CIA front Mullen Company with E. Howard Hunt, meets with Hunt and Bernard Barker at the Army Navy Club in Washington, D.C. [NOTE: Investigative author Jim Hougan has said of Carl Shoffler, the primary Watergate arresting officer—who had his own background in the field of intelligence: “Shoffler was known as ‘Little Blick,’ and liaised with what Jack Anderson called ‘the CIA’s Sex Squad,’ as well as basement operations at the FBI and NYPD Intelligence. Caddy’s name no doubt appeared in one or more the ‘pervert files’ that were available to him.” Such files also had been available to CIA Director Richard Helms, and to other major players in Watergate, the hoax, including John Caulfied and Tony Ulasewicz, both of whom had come from NYPD’s Bureau of Special Service and Investigation (BOSSI). At the time, Caddy was very much “in the closet” about his sexual preferences, so exposure was not in his best self-interests.]

On or about the same date, John Ehrlichman appoints David Young and Egil “Bud” Krogh to direct a Special Investigations Unit to investigate the leak of the Pentagon Papers. David Young is coming from the National Security Council, where he has had regular access to CIA Director Richard Helms. G. Gordon Liddy—who has “special clearances” with the CIA—is made part of the group, which soon will be joined by CIA veteran E. Howard Hunt. The group will become known as “The Plumbers”—but will never stop a single leak. An office is set up in the White House complex that has encrypted direct connection to CIA headquarters at Langley, Virginia.

On the same date, G. Gordon Liddy resigns as Special Assistant to the Secretary of the Treasury. He is “sent to the White House as Staff Assistant to the President of The United States,” Richard Nixon. He joins the newly formed Special Investigations Unit with David Young and Egil Krogh. [NOTE: Liddy will not “officially” resign from Treasury for over a month, on 20 July 1971, but there is a letter of this date from Egil “Bud” Krogh, Deputy Assistant to the President, to Donald E. Santarelli, Associate Deputy Attorney General, saying in pertinent part: “The Attorney General was most explicit in his response to our inquiry about the Liddy status to the effect that the decision had been made to take Liddy aboard at the White House … and that the decision to do so should be implemented immediately.” Liddy later said in sworn videotaped deposition: “About 15th of June of 1971, I moved to the White House as staff assistant to the President of the United States, reporting to Mr. Ehrlichman, John Ehrlichman, through Mr. Bud Krogh. And I was almost immediately placed in a special investigations group, I guess is the most accurate way to describe it, that consisted of Mr. Krogh and Mr. David Young, who were coequal, I guess you would say, leaders thereof, and I was a member of the group.” —Ed.]

Wednesday, 16 June 1971
A man named William Galbraith enters the White House complex, listed as being part of a group of officers from the White House News Photographers Association (WHNPA). [NOTE: No William Galbraith has ever been located that was a news photographer. The WHPNA was contacted asking about him, but the request was ignored. Our investigation suggests strongly that this William Galbraith is not William E. Galbraith, who was working in the U.S. Department of Agriculture at the time. Several sources have listed a William J. Galbraith as being CIA, and William J. Galbraith will turn up almost exactly a month later in Safi, Morocco, posing as a “vice consul” of the Casablanca embassy, involved in the aftermath of Susan Meister’s death. See Part XII: A Murder Mystery in Morocco? George Meister Arrives. —Ed.]

Friday, 18 June 1971
John McLean—who had arrived aboard the Apollo at the same time as Susan Meister and Gerry “Meter Smuggler” Armstrong—is on a Sea Org mission somewhere away from the Apollo. Some unspecified amount of “money that was in his possession” is reportedly “stolen.” Exactly one week later…

Friday, 25 June 1971
Susan Meister is reported as having been found shot to death in a cabin on the Apollo. It is the cabin of Amos Jessup. She has been in a romantic relationship with Jessup. According to a description later given by her father, from a photograph, she is lying across a bunk, wearing the dress her parents had sent her for her birthday 10 days earlier. She has a bullet hole in the middle of her forehead, but there are no powder burns. Blood is streaming from her mouth. She has her hands folded on her chest, and beneath them is a .22 caliber target pistol with a long barrel. The pistol belongs to Peter Gillham, Jr., brother to Janis and Terri Gillham. No one can account for how she could have shot herself in the forehead with such a gun—which would have been difficult enough by itself—then laid it on her chest and folded her hands over it.

Had Susan Meister found out information she should not have known? Why do two CIA operatives get involved in the aftermath? Why was Marcel Duprat [a.k.a. Marcel Dupret], Belgium’s ambassador to Morocco, gunned down in Morocco only 15 days later?

Don’t miss Part XII: A Murder Mystery in Morocco? George Meister Arrives.

 

 

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Part XII: A Murder Mystery in Morocco? George Meister Arrives

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Part XII of the Research Series, Morocco Phase, for the ground-shaking Deep-State exposé Watergate: The Hoax

[NOTE: This research series of blog articles arose out of recent research efforts concerning the second half of the book Watergate: The Hoax, currently in release. This series of blog posts represents only a small part of the research done for the book, but the results of this phase were of such a nature that we felt a duty to make them public prior to the book. The relevance of these events to Watergate is fully covered in the book. These posts are for informational, historical, and educational purposes, dealing with issues of very broad public interest. Creative Commons License This work, meaning expressly the research series of articles on this blog, is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License.—Ed.]

George Meister and career intelligence agent Vernon Walters were in Morocco together in November 1942. Vernon Walters would be the Deputy Director of the CIA in October 1972 when the CIA secretly seized L. Ron Hubbard's OT Levels.

George Meister and career intelligence agent Vernon Walters were in Morocco together in November 1942. Vernon Walters would be the Deputy Director of the CIA in 1972 when L. Ron Hubbard disappeared from Morocco, and the CIA secretly seized Hubbard’s OT Levels.

On Friday, 25 June 1971, a young lady named Susan Meister reportedly was found dead in a cabin aboard the Scientology flagship Apollo in Safi, Morocco, a gunshot wound in the middle of her forehead. Was it suicide? Was it murder? Was it something else? [For events leading up to her reported death, see Part XI: A Murder Mystery in Morocco? The Strange Case of Susan Meister. —Ed.]

When Susan Meister’s family in Greeley, Colorado, was notified, her father, George Meister, made plans to travel to Morocco. It was not the first time he had been to Morocco, though.

George Meister and Morocco: 1942

GEORGE MEISTER: Morocco wasn’t a new place to me. I landed there in 1942 with the U.S. Army; I was— The combat engineers. And I knew what a hole that country was.

In World War II, George Meister was part of Operation Torch, when U.S. forces invaded Morocco—then known as French North Africa—on 8 November 1942. As a combat engineer, Meister likely was with the 20th Engineers, who landed at Fedala (now called Mohammedia), just outside of Casablanca, “taking over police and local security missions in the town.” After landing, “the regiment’s first assignment was to assist in unloading all cargo for North African operations.”

In one of the many curious coincidences this research series has turned up, there was another man who was part of Operation Torch on 8 November 1942, first landing at Safi—where Susan Meister reportedly was found dead 29 years later—then traveling up to Casablanca on 12 November 1942, where the 20th Engineers had landed. His name: Vernon Walters.

Vernon Walters became “lifelong friends” with King Hassan II, an arrogant, sadistic despot who claimed to be a direct descendant of Islam’s Prophet Mohammed. Hassan II specialized in “disappearing” his opponents, and had political torture chambers the CIA helped him set up, including psychiatric electroshock machines. It had to have been a source of embarrassment to him that his ancestor Mohammed somehow had prophesied Scientology, and it was the opposite of Islam. Islam means “submission,” but Scientology called for total spiritual freedom for the individual.

Vernon Walters became “lifelong friends” with King Hassan II, an arrogant, decadent, sadistic despot who claimed to be a direct descendant of Islam’s prophet Mohammed.

Hassan II specialized in “disappearing” his opponents, and had political torture chambers the CIA helped him set up, including psychiatric electroshock machines used for interrogation.

It had to have been a source of embarrassment to him that his ancestor and prophet somehow had not prophesied Scientology, and Scientology was growing at a rate that must have been alarming to him. According to the U.S. Tax Court, John McLean testified that by 1972 the average weekly income of Scientology organizations controlled by the flagship Apollo was “about $1 million and ranged as high as $1,400,000.” In today’s dollars, that’s about $5.7 million to $7.9 million per week. 

Scientology was the antithesis of Islam. Islam means “submission,” but Scientology called for total spiritual freedom for the individual. The two could never co-exist.

Walters’ responsibiliies on landing were at least two-fold. He took over “police and local security missions,” too, being in charge of interrogations of prisoners of war. He also was responsible for rounding up local crane operators to unload the ships—which is exactly what the 20th Engineers regiment was involved in. Walters and some of the 20th Engineers are known to have been present at Casablanca on 12 November 1942 during an incident with a submarine.

While Vernon Walters was in Morocco in 1942, he also gave a ride on a tank to a young man named Hassan. That boy was the crown prince of Morocco—who later would become King Hassan II of Morocco. After the tank ride, Hassan II and Vernon Walters would be “lifelong friends.”

Hassan II was the king of Morocco when Susan Meister reportedly was found dead onboard the Apollo in Safi, 1971, prompting the trip to Morocco by George Meister. Hassan II also was king when L. Ron Hubbard disappeared from Tangier, Morocco, probably less than a year later.

Vernon Walters was the U.S. Military Attaché to France when Susan Meister was reported dead onboard the Apollo in June 1971. Walters would soon go on to become Deputy Director of the CIA in 1972. He would be in that position when L. Ron Hubbard disappeared from Tangier in 1972, and when the CIA issued secret contracts for Scientology OTs Hal Puthoff, Ingo Swann, and Pat Price that year.

George Meister and Morocco: 1971

George Meister gave testimony in a public hearing at Clearwater, Florida, about his 1971 trip to Morocco, and his testimony is often referenced for facts about what happened to his daughter. No one ever has put his testimony into chronological historical context of other important events happening around the time of Susan’s reported death and the trip of George Meister to Morocco.

To do so only deepens the mystery.

Monday, 28 June 1971
A “fact sheet” is posted on the crew’s notice board near the entrance to the Command Information Center (CIC) on the Scientology flagship Apollo, which is in Safi, Morocco. [We have filled in, using square brackets, information that was not on the original fact sheet but that has come to light in subsequent testimony from several sources. —Ed.]:

C O M P A N Y   M E M O R A N D U M   T S M Y   A P O L L O

Data Concerning The Death Of Scientology Parishioner Susan Meister

Basic Facts:

1. Miss Susan Meister was found dead from a gun shot wound in her forehead at approximately 7:35 PM on Friday, June 25, 1971.

[According to Hana Eltringham: “In my office on A Deck, I heard a strange, sharp sound. It was traced to the aft bridge cabins where the senior Ship’s Officers berthed, and specifically to that of Chief Officer Amos Jessup. Susan was found, shot, lying on the bunk in Amos’ cabin.” The report is plagued with passive voice: “was found dead,” “It was traced.” No one has ever said who actually “found” Susan Meister, or how the sound “was traced.” The cabin belonged to one of our “history-makers” in this series, Amos Jessup.]

2. The door was locked and admittance to the cabin was only gained after a key had been obtained from the Berthing Steward.

[This further raises the question of how the sound “was traced.” Again with passive voice: “admittance … was … gained;” “a key had been obtained.” By whom? Wouldn’t Amos Jessup have a key? So why go to the “Berthing Steward” to get a key? Why didn’t Amos Jessup unlock the door to his own cabin?]

3. She was lying fully clothed on a bunk in the cabin. There was no pulse.

[The most likely person aboard the ship to have pronounced that there was no pulse would have been another one of our “history-makers,” Jim “Ratched” Dincalci, who was the Medical Officer, and who had been in a graduate school nursing program for about six months in 1968-69.]

4. The police authorities were immediately notified and the body was taken ashore to the police mortuary for an autopsy as required in such circumstances. On the floor of the cabin the police found a suicide note which they took as evidence.

[See George Meister’s claim below that there had been no “regular autopsy.” Also, no suicide note has ever been produced in evidence.]

5. The Captain [Norman Starkey] had all persons restricted to the vessel except for senior officers assisting the police in their investigation until such time as the autopsy was completed and the police investigation completed.

6. The gun used was a .22 target revolver belonging to another person on board. Susan knew that he had such a gun as she had watched him clean, assemble and replace it in a drawer in his cabin. The gun was found clasped in her hand.

[According to Hana Eltringham Whitfield, the gun belonged to Peter Gillham, Jr., brother of Commodore’s Messengers Janis and Terri Gillham—two more of our “history-makers.”] 

7. On the day of her death, Susan was seen aboard by many people, particularly up until 2:30 PM. She appeared to be quite happy and not in the least distressed or disturbed. As her job entailed the delivery of communications to all parts of the vessel, this explains why so many saw her in the time period mentioned.

However, in the afternoon she was found missing at her work as clerical assistant and a crew member looked for her and found her alone in the cabin where she later committed suicide. This was 3:00 PM. He asked her to come back to work, which she did as she was seen by her senior at 4:00 PM. However she did not make her usual communication deliveries at 5:00 PM, nor did she appear for dinner at 6:00 PM.

[This is a peculiar statement, given Hana Eltringham Whitfield’s statement about hearing the gunshot, and the sound then being traced to the cabin where Susan Meister reportedly was found—by someone.]

8. Susan arrived on board February 19, 1971. Although the police took the suicide note as evidence, one of the ship’s officers was asked to read it to them. He stated that in the note Susan mentioned that she wanted her possessions to be sent to her parents, especially her books and she was sorry for any mess caused anyone.

[Why is this “ship’s officer” being kept anonymous? Presumably, it would have been someone who spoke French and could translate it. According to our information, both Amos Jessup and Peter Warren spoke French. This becomes a curious issue in the testimony of George Meister, below.]

Wednesday, 30 June 1971
John “Jack” Caulfield, an alumnus of the NYPD’s Bureau of Special Service Investigations (BOSSI)—which one former police captain described as “the little FBI/CIA”—has drawn up and submitted a plan supposedly for Republican “political intelligence” in the upcoming U.S. presidential campaigns. Caulfied works with Tony “Bagman” Ulasewicz, also a BOSSI alumnus. Caulfield’s plan is called “Sandwedge.” [In the hands of CIA veteran E. Howard Hunt and of G. Gordon Liddy, who has “special clearances” from CIA, it later will evolve into the “plan” that spawns Watergate. —Ed.]

Howard Osborn knew "where all the bodies were buried" in the CIA. He had close ties to James McCord. Osborn would be CIA Chief of Security throughout Watergate, and through the CIA's theft of L. Ron Hubbard's OT Levels in 1972.

Howard Osborn knew “where all the bodies were buried” in the CIA. He had close ties to James McCord. Osborn would be CIA Chief of Security throughout Watergate, and through the CIA’s theft of L. Ron Hubbard’s OT Levels in 1972.

Thursday, 1 July 1971
Director of CIA Richard Helms is pushing hard in the background to get E. Howard Hunt hired at the White House. Helms is using Chuck Colson as his “cutout,” leaning on Colson. In taped White House meetings with Nixon, Charles Colson is advocating for E. Howard Hunt to be the man in charge of intelligence and public relations operations that Nixon wants done in response to the publishing of the “Pentagon Papers.” Colson says of Hunt that he “just got out of the CIA.”

E. Howard Hunt, working for CIA front Mullen Company in D.C., gets a call from Chuck Colson at the White House. Colson records and transcribes the conversation, sending the transcript to Haldeman the following day. Hunt notifies the CIA of the incident, making contact with Howard Osborn, director of CIA’s Office of Security. [Howard Osborn, in association with DCI Richard Helms, will later order a “psychological profile” of Daniel Ellsberg to be done by CIA. —Ed.]

Around the same time, Douglas Caddy has left the Mullen Company and gone to work for a law firm: Gall, Lane, Powell & Kilcullen. E. Howard Hunt is one of his clients. [NOTE: Meade Emory, who is Legislation Attorney for the Joint Committee on Taxation in 1971, and will restructure all of Scientology in coming years, later will be of counsel in the Seattle, Washington, law firm of Lane, Powell, Spears, Lubersky, specializing in federal taxation. —Ed.]

Lewis J. "Gollum" Fielding was in the hip pocket of CIA. Otherwise, he never could have been seeing Daniel Ellsberg, who had clearances "higher than top secret." Fielding had motive and opportunity for planting false Veteran's Administration records for L. Ron Hubbard.

Lewis J. “Gollum” Fielding was in the hip pocket of CIA. Otherwise, he never could have been seeing Daniel Ellsberg, who had clearances “higher than Top Secret.” Fielding had motive and opportunity for planting false Veteran’s Administration records for L. Ron Hubbard.

On or about the same date, Carol Ellsberg, estranged wife of Daniel Ellsberg, gratuitously calls the FBI and tells them that Daniel has been seeing a psychiatrist, and that he has “told this analyst all about what he had done.” She gives the FBI the name of Dr. Lewis J. Fielding in Los Angeles. [NOTE: Lewis J. Fielding worked in the Veterans Administration in Los Angeles in the late 1940s, when L. Ron Hubbard’s service and medical records had been with that facility. —Ed.]

On or about the same date: Hal Puthoff, formerly in Naval Intelligence and “former” NSA staff, has progressed up the Scientology levels to OT VII. A “Success Story” from Hal Puthoff upon his completion of OT VII is published by the Scientology Advanced Organization of Los Angeles (AOLA):

HAL PUTHOFF: “I had seen a copy of ‘Ole Doc Methuselah’ written by Ron and decided I wanted one. I heard they were on sale at Delta Meter Company, which I knew was located somewhere near Celebrity Centre, although I did not know exactly where. One evening as I was walking away from Celebrity Centre I decided I wanted to know where Delta was so I could go there the next day. As I passed the building I knew it was the one. I wanted to go in and check but the doors were locked. I could see there was a directory on the wall about 30 feet away and parallel to my vision where I couldn’t read it. So I closed my eyes and intended to read the directory. In front of me I saw the directory and read ‘Delta Meter Company, Room 216’. A couple of days later I checked it out and found the directory said just that.”

Vernon Walters will become the Deputy Director of CIA just before the Watergate hoax, and just before L. Ron Hubbard disappears suddenly from Tangier in 1972. Walters will be in that position when the CIA issues its secret contract for Scientology OTs Hal Puthoff and Ingo Swann shortly after Hubbard disappears.

Vernon Walters will become the Deputy Director of CIA just before Watergate, the hoax, and just before L. Ron Hubbard disappears suddenly from Tangier in 1972. Walters will be in that position when the CIA issues its secret Office of Technical Services contract No. 8473  for Scientology OTs Hal Puthoff, left, and Ingo Swann, right, shortly after Hubbard disappears.

Sometime around this date, in “the summer of 1971,” Paulette Cooper releases a book called The Scandal of Scientology.

Friday, 2 July 1971
CIA operative Aline Griffith, the Countess of Ramonones, meets privately with Moroccan Interior Minister General Mohamed Oufkir during a dinner at the Moroccan Embassy in Madrid honoring him.

Saturday, 3 July 1971
The Madrid CIA Chief of Station meets with CIA operative Aline Griffith at her home in Madrid.

Sunday, 4 July 1971
The Madrid CIA Chief of Station again meets with CIA operative Aline Griffith and her husband at her home in Madrid.

Wednesday, 7 July 1971
CIA veteran E. Howard Hunt is appointed as Consultant to the White House by Charles Colson, Special Counsel to the President. Hunt is still working at Mullen Company in D.C., which is a CIA front.

On the same day, Bob Thomas of the Guardian’s Office U.S. writes a letter to George Meister:

The Church of Scientology of California

7 July 1971

George Meister
(edited by author)
Greeley, Colorado 80631

Dear Mr. Meister,

First may I express my deep and sincere condolences for your bereavement in what must be a shocking and tragic loss. For myself as well as the Church may I express the hope that the spirit of your daughter may yet find the tranquility it has so restlessly sought.

The purpose of Rev. Maren’s visit was an expression of the solicitude that any Church might feel upon the loss of a parishioner. Rev. Maren acted as an emissary for the Church and, at the request of Captain Starkey, was entrusted with easing the distress to you and your family of what might otherwise have been a belated and perhaps abruptly inpersonal notification by officialdom.

As to your request to Rev. Maren for additional information, I fully understand your concern. Official details relative to the tragedy will I am sure be contained in the duly recorded testimony supplied the Inquest; as well as the Coroner’s report; and the death certificate which I am informed is presently enroute to you. These documents will undoubtedly contain the detailed information which you as a relative of the deceased should expect to receive regarding the circumstances of death.

I am sure you understand that the ship’s company, an independent Panamanian agency, is under no obligation to The Church of Scientology of California to provide information that it might deem goes beyond the scope of a reasonable inquiry by bereaved parents.

In addition to the details Rev. Maren has already communicated to you (a precis of which is attached), further details as to Church activity and doctrine can be found in the literature and Book of Ceremonies enclosed.

As to shipment of the remains, the ship’s captain has indicated that should you wish local Christian burial with monument, such will be arranged in a Christian cemetery in Morocco, at company expense. If the remains are to be shipped to the United States, which I understand is your desire, the company regrettably is not in a position to bear the considerable costs involved.

Please call me personally should you have any further need of the services or good offices of The Church, and may I re-express my deepest condolences.

Yours in God

Rev. Robert H. Thomas
Church of Scientology of California

RKI: jm

cc: Mr. Cheever U.S. State Department

[NOTE: So far research has turned up no “Mr. Cheever” who would have been in the U.S. State Department at the time. One “Mr. Cheever” who might have been represented as being reachable through the State Department, though, was Bruce Cheever of the CIA. He had been deputy to CIA’s Desmond FitzGerald, a man who earned deserved notoriety for having been involved in CIA attempts to asssasinate Fidel Castro. —Ed.]

The Washington Post has reported that one of the favorite tricks of veteran CIA worm Lucien Conein was to stage fake deaths and burials.

The Washington Post has reported that one of the favorite tricks of veteran CIA snake Lucien Conein was to stage fake deaths and burials.

Thursday, 8 July 1971
E. Howard Hunt has a private meeting with long-time OSS and CIA operative Lucien Conein, an acknowledged master of covert operations and “staged” events. [NOTE: According to The Washington Post, one of Conein’s favourite “dirty tricks” in Vietnam had been “to stage funerals without a corpse,” putting weapons in the casket to be dug up later. Conein had long been a close friend and professional associate of Daniel Ellsberg, and also of CIA veteran Edward Lansdale. Conein had been involved in the Diem assassinations in Viet Nam. Conein also had been involved in Vietnam in the Phoenix Program, and was well versed in the kinds of “brainwashing and coercive persuasion techniques” described by Andre Tabayoyon (See Part X: A Day or Six in Lisbon With Hubbard, Jim Dincalci, and Ken Urquhart.) Investigative writer H.P. Albarelli has said: “Many, if not all, of the extreme interrogation and torture methods … used by the Army and CIA today originated with or were refined by the Phoenix Program.” —Ed.]

Saturday, 10 July 1971
A “coup” purportedly is attempted against King Hassan II of Morocco during a large celebration of his 42nd birthday being held at the summer palace at Skhirat, a little south of Rabat. It is an “all male” event. Cadet officers from a nearby Moroccan military academy invade the palace grounds spraying gunfire into the crowd. Present at the party is the “Appeaser of Islam,” U.S. Ambassador to Morocco Stuart Rockwell. He survives the attack. The king also “miraculously” survives it, supposedly by hiding in a palace bathroom. So does General Mohamed Oufkir, who appears out of the blue with Hassan II when things have been gotten under control. Not so lucky is the Belgian ambassador to Morocco, Marcel Duprat [sometimes reported as Marcel Dupret].

Marcel Duprat [sometimes written Dupret] had been involved with the CIA's attempted assassination of Patrice Lumumba. In 1971 the world hadn't learned of the CIA'S involvement in such crimes, so Duprat was an inconvenience to them in Morocco, 1971. He was gunned down.

Marcel Duprat [sometimes written Dupret] had been involved with the CIA’s 1961 attempted assassination of Patrice Lumumba. In 1971 the world hadn’t learned of the CIA’S involvement in such crimes, so Duprat was an inconvenience to them in Morocco. He was gunned down, supposedly as part of an attempted “coup” against Hassan II.

The ridiculous story of the coup is that its leaders told the cadets that King Hassan II was being held prisoner by the guests at the party. The absurdity of this claim was expressed by the British ambassador to Morocco, Thomas R. Shaw, who said to a reporter that he “could not explain how the conspirators expected the misled and obviously loyal troops to kill the king.” To add an ingredient of further perversity to facts, as though any were needed, the king himself was quoted in a newspaper report as saying that the cadets were “wide-eyed, sweating and unresponsive, and obviously heavily drugged.” He went on to say that some of them “carried small bottles of a drug, which were being analyzed.” [At this point in this series, it probably goes without saying that no such analysis ever came to light. Fiction doesn’t leave a paper trail. —Ed.]

In later reports, the mythology of “divine intervention” for the king during the attack was inflated into parade-float proportions, even including a story that Hassan II—who claimed to be a direct descendant of Islam’s prophet Mohammed—had brought the cadets under control by demanding that they recite the opening passages of the Quran to him (or reciting the passages to them; mythology is troublesome).

[NOTE: It is extremely easy to confuse this 10 July 1971 purported “coup attempt” on Hassan II with a later 16 August 1972 purported “coup attempt” on Hassan II. He “miraculously” survives both, and in each his legend grows. It is so easy to get them confused that it almost seems that it was intended that way. Both stories are so full of holes (pun sort of unavoidable) that each could justify a book on its own, and each has many “fingerprints” of staged CIA “events.” In each “coup” attempt, Hassan II escapes in utterly ridiculous ways, and in each case he is lionized as having been blessed with Islamic “divine intervention” as the descendant of Mohammed.

The “intervention” in this incident was probably about as “divine” as planned protection for Hassan II and Oufkir—at U.S. taxpayer expense—while CIA operatives on the ground took out their targets and some “collateral damage.” For instance, some papers reported that hand grenades had been seen, yet the one and only report we could find of a hand grenade being tossed  turned out to be a “dud.” It didn’t explode, so was there for show. That is further evidence that the casualties were targeted.

Instead of this 1971 event having been a “failed coup attempt,” there are indications that it well may have been a successful CIA hit on Marcel Duprat, particularly, along with some other diplomats and Moroccan military personnel who were antipathetic and inconvenient to some joint CIA-Hassan II purposes and programs at the time. —Ed.]

On the same day as the “coup attempt,” CIA operative Aline Griffith flies from Madrid to Washington, D.C.

Monday, 12 July 1971
This is the date on which Jon Atack, in his bizarre fantasy book A Piece of Blue Sky, claims that George Meister left Morocco to go home to the United States—yet Meister hasn’t even left Colorado yet to go to Morocco. [See STRANGE INTERLUDE below. —Ed.]

Who are William Galbraith and Peter Warren? Galbraith has been reported by multiple sources as having been CIA. Warren, a British subject, has been repeatedly referenced by our "history-makers" as having been somehow involved in the fictional "missions" with King Hassan II's intelligence forces. In 2007, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission got a summary judgment against Warren of over $8.4 million for "fraudulent offer and sale of unregistered ... securities."

Who are William Galbraith and Peter Warren? Galbraith has been reported by multiple sources as having been CIA. Warren, a British subject, has been repeatedly referenced by our “history-makers” as having been somehow involved in the fictional “missions” with King Hassan II’s intelligence forces. In 2007, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission got a summary judgment against Warren of over $8.4 million for “fraudulent offer and sale of unregistered … securities.” No photos of either men have been located.

Tuesday, 13 July 1971
A CIA agent named William Galbraith, acting in the capacity of “vice consul” in Casablanca, travels to Safi, where the Apollo is still in berth. Galbraith meets at the Sidi Bouzid restaurant with Port Captain Peter Warren, and allegedly with Apollo Hostess Jone Chiriasi, then goes with them aboard the Apollo. [Whatever Galbraith’s title, he is working in coordination with the “Appeaser of Islam,” U.S. Ambassador to Morocco Stuart Rockwell. Supposedly there is a heated “argument” between Galbraith and the ship representatives, with patently absurd and sensationalized, scandalous accusations and threats flying back and forth. See 14 July, below for more information and links to documents. —Ed.]

STRANGE INTERLUDE: THE MÖBIUS-STRIP CIRCULAR TIME CARNIVAL RIDE OF JON ATACK An article later published in the Los Angeles Times about this meeting and “argument” between Galbraith, Warren, and Chiriasi creates extreme confusion and a twisted, parallel impossible timeline, claiming that George Meister “is said [passive voice] to have left Morocco the day before” this meeting of 13 July in Safi—yet according to Meister’s own sworn testimony, and according to what Russell Miller claims Meister told him, George Meister still hadn’t even left Colorado to go to Morocco on this date.

The most twisted madness of all about it, though, comes from the reliably laughable Jon Atack—who Tony Ortega embarrasingly calls “a historian.” Atack repeats the lunatic claim of the L.A. Times in his excuse for a book called A Piece of Blue Sky, actually quoting the newspaper article to say “Meister is said to have left Morocco the day before” the 13 July meeting—which would mean that Meister had left Morocco on Monday, 12 July.

But that’s not the worst of it, not by a long shot: Less than the length of one page earlier in A Piece of Blue Sky, Atack—who cites Meister’s testimony and personal correspondence with George Meister—wrote this assertion about Meister: “He left for Morocco on July 14.”

Yes, you read that right: Atack first says in his book that Meister left Colorado to travel to Morocco on Wednesday, 14 July 1971, then Atack turns around less than a page later and quotes the L.A. Times saying that Meister left Morocco to go home on 12 July. That would mean that Meister traveled home from Morocco two days before he even left his home in Colorado to go to Morocco. Please send a note to Jon Atack and thank him personally for this scintillating piece of investigative genius.

Please also don’t ever forget that Tony “Gold Chains” Ortega calls Jon Atack “a historian,” and calls A Piece of Blue Sky “one of the very best books on L. Ron Hubbard and Scientology”—instead of calling it a piece of what it is. If there ever is a Laughingstock of Hack Journalism Award, our vote goes automatically to Ortega. You can go ’round and ’round on Atack’s endless loop ride forever if you want, or you can step off here and return to the real world, with a real time stream that has real clocks and calendars…

On the same date as the Safi meeting, as described by a BBC News report: “On 13 July, the shooting range at Temara was transformed into a slaughter-house. Tied to poles, 13 offIcers were executed by 13 firing squads each comprising of 13 soldiers. The king was present at this massacre accompanied by King Hussein of Jordan. Laraki, the Prime Minister, was the first one to spit on the dead bodies. Commander Salmi cut off the hand of one of the executed officers with a knife in order to recover a pair of handcuffs. A bulldozer ran over the bodies crushing them into a common grave.” [NOTE: We presume that this is Islam’s and Hassan II’s version of “declare and expulsion.” —Ed.]

E. Howard Hunt's connection to both Karl Wagner and Robert Cushman of the CIA went way back to the late 1940s and early '50s. Both would be crucial to the Watergate hoax.

E. Howard Hunt’s connection to Robert Cushman, left, and Karl Wagner, right, both of the CIA, went way back to the late 1940s and early ’50s. Both would be crucial to the Watergate hoax.

On or about the same date, E. Howard Hunt, in Washington, D.C., calls CIA officer Karl Wagner at CIA headquarters in Langley, Virginia, and arranges a meeting for Hunt with Wagner’s boss, Deputy Director of CIA General Robert Cushman, to be held on Thursday, 22 July (see). [NOTE: Hunt had known Wagner since the 1950s, when they had been with the CIA’s North Asia Command together, and Hunt also had shared an office with Robert Cushman in the spring of 1950.]

On the same evening, 13 July 1971, CIA operative Aline Griffith, in Washington, D.C., goes for dinner to the home of William Casey. [See Part XI: A Murder Mystery in Morocco? The Strange Case of Susan Meister. —Ed.]

Wednesday, 14 July 1971
George Meister leaves Greeley, Colorado, and flies to Washington, D.C. [NOTE: That’s where CIA operative Aline Griffith still is, and where all the gears and wheels of Watergate, the hoax, have been set into motion. —Ed.]

Aline Griffith moved in the highest circles of society and the dirtiest circles of CIA skullduggery. She was in Morocco at crucial times, and in Washington, D.C. when George Meister arrived there.

Aline Griffith moved in the highest circles of society and the dirtiest circles of CIA skullduggery. She was in Morocco at crucial times, and in Washington, D.C. when George Meister arrived there.

STRANGE INTERLUDE: MR. MEISTER GOES TO WASHINGTON George Meister says in testimony that it was “maybe a little longer” than two weeks after Susan Meister’s reported death that he left his home in Colorado for D.C., which is consistent with the date he gave to Jon Atack for leaving: 14 July. But Meister will not leave D.C. for three days, staying there until Sunday, 18 July (see), because according to him, “Pan Am was only running one flight a week” to and from Morocco, and Meister says that was on Sundays.

Meister has never given any rationale for being in D.C. for three-plus days. In his testimony, he said he saw Senators Gordon Allot and Peter Dominick, from Colorado, claiming that they were “helpful,” but he gives no real indication of how they were helpful. He says they gave him information on “who to see when I got there to Morocco”—but that turns out to be CIA agent William J. “Jack” Galbraith, and as events demonstrate, Galbraith was no “help” at all. The weirdest part of this, though, is that the senators supposedly gave Meister this connection to Galbraith the day after the purported war of words and threats in Safi between Galbraith, Warren, and Chiriasi.

Jon Atack, who corresponded with Meister, says: “He was told he would be able to see the body in the morgue in Safi.” “Was told” by whom? Lucien Conein? (Okay, tasteless joke. Maybe.) Why would Meister expect to “see the body in the morgue”? Her reported death had happened almost three weeks earlier, and by the time he arrives in Morocco, it will have been 23 days.

So why did Mr. Meister go to Washington three days before his flight to Morocco?

On the same day, Wednesday, 14 July, Norman Starkey, Captain of the Apollo, forwards copies of affidavits from Port Captain Peter Warren and Hostess Jone Chiriasi to the Senate Foreign Relations Committee in Washington, D.C., with a cover letter complaining about William Galbraith. Starkey also sends letters about it to Attorney General John Mitchell, to the Secret Service, and to President Richard Nixon.

[NOTE: Click on the links to read the documents. The only word for these documents is “bizarre”—but not even in the obvious ways, such as Galbraith supposedly referring to “members of the Church of Scientology as a bunch of kooks” or threatening to have the CIA sabotage the Apollo. For one thing, Norman Starkey had no standing at all to be sending such documents. It was strictly the province of the Guardians Office. Also, the routing is patently insane. It makes no sense to be contacting the Attorney General or the Secret Service to complain about matters of the State Department. None of the documents were sent to the obvious places: the State Department, or even to the U.S. Ambassador to Morocco—the “Appeaser of Islam,” Stuart Rockwell. There’s really only one purpose served by these manic screeds: to give plausible “reasons” for CIA agent William Galbraith to have been meeting with Peter Warren and visiting the ship, while putting on a big Punch ‘n’ Judy show of antagonism between Galbraith and the ship reps. This factor becomes even weirder just four days later, when George Meister arrives in Morocco, and purportedly is accompanied everywhere he goes by these same three people: William Galbraith, Peter Warren, and Jone Chiriasi. See Sunday, 18 July et seq. One thing it further establishes beyond any doubt, though: the entire apparatus of the U.S. government was keenly aware that the Apollo was L. Ron Hubbard’s ship, and that the Apollo and the Operations and Transport Company were Scientology.]

The CIA's John Paisley was in the thick of things at the beginning of Watergate, the hoax. He later would be found in Chesapeake Bay, shot, and with diving weights tied around him. It would be ruled suicide.

The CIA’s John Paisley was in the thick of things at the beginning of Watergate, the hoax. He later would be found in Chesapeake Bay, shot, and with diving weights tied around him. It would be ruled suicide.

Thursday, 15 July 1971
On or about this date, E. Howard Hunt goes to Room 16 of the Executive Office Building in the White House complex, where G. Gordon Liddy and David Young have set up the Special Investigations Unit—later known as “The Plumbers”—with encrypted communication lines to CIA headquarters at Langley. A CIA agent named John Paisley is assigned as “the CIA liaison to the White House Special Investigations Unit.” [NOTE: Almost exactly a month earlier, on 16 June 1971, a William Galbraith had entered the White House complex under the pretext of being an officer of the White House News Photographers Association, right after Room 16 had been set up. John Paisley will ultimately end up six years later as a dessicated corpse found in Chesapeake Bay “with a gunshot wound to his head and a weighted dive belt around his waist.” His death will be ruled a suicide.]

Sunday, 18 July 1971
George Meister leaves Washington, D.C., and arrives in Casablanca in the early morning hours of the following morning, Monday, 19 July, landing around 3 a.m. He is expecting to be met by William Galbraith, who Meister refers to as the “Vice Consul” of Casablanca—but who is a CIA agent. Instead, he is met by Peter Warren, Port Captain of the Apollo, and Jone Chiriasi, the ship’s Hostess. Meister says in testimony that he asked Warren where the Vice Consul was, and Warren said: “Oh, he had a previous engagement and he asked if we’d look after you.” They take him to the Hotel Marhaba in Casablanca. [NOTE: There allegedly had been a war of accusations and threats just five days earlier between Warren and CIA operative Galbraith at Safi, where the Apollo is, yet here at 3 a.m., Warren is being a messenger boy and stand-in for Galbraith in Casablanca, which is about 3.3 hours from Safi by car. This will only get more odd.]

Monday, 19 July 1971
William Galbraith phones George Meister at the Hotel Marhaba around 10 a.m. According to Meister: “And he came over to the hotel room and then we started going over the facts of Susan’s death, that it was by gunshot wound and so forth. And he became alarmed. The man had had some previous intelligence experience. He said, ‘I don’t like this at all.’ And we were to go to Safi, which was about a hundred miles south of there. [Actually about 150 miles. —Ed.] So, these people, the Scientologists, Warren and Joanie [sic; Jone], were always there. I could never move without them being right by my side.” [NOTE: “Some previous intelligence experience”? Maybe that’s how a CIA operative avoids admitting that he’s CIA. Take special note of Meister’s claim that Warren was always with him. —Ed.]

Tuesday, 20 July 1971
On or about this date, E. Howard Hunt has a private meeting with career intelligence and CIA officer Major General Edward G. Lansdale “concerning many of the same things Conein had previously discussed” with Hunt. No one knows what “things” Hunt discussed in private with either of the professional spooks.

In a Chalet Reports exclusive, we have discovered that Vernon Walters had worked directly with E. Howard Hunt and Dorothy Hunt (nee Wetzel) in Paris in 1948 as part of Averell Harriman's staff implementing the post-war Marshall Plan. All three would be key players in Watergate, the hoax.

In a Chalet Reports exclusive, we have discovered that Vernon Walters had worked directly with E. Howard Hunt and Dorothy Hunt (nee Wetzel) in Paris in 1948 as part of Averell Harriman’s staff implementing the post-war Marshall Plan. All three would be key CIA players in Watergate, the hoax.

On this same date, G. Gordon Liddy “officially” resigns from the Treasury Department and accepts an appointment as “Staff Assistant Domestic Council, Executive Office of the President.” [NOTE: According to Liddy himself and other sources, he already has been working for weeks in the organizing of the “Special Investigations Unit” at the White House. Liddy has “special clearances” from CIA. —Ed.]

On this same date, George Meister rides in a car from Casablanca to Safi, Morocco, with William Galbraith, Peter Warren, and Jone Chiriasi. When they arrive, Galbraith suggests that they go to the police department. Meister’s narrative:

We went to the police department and the man who was in charge of the police was very helpful. The first thing he had done was show me a photograph of Susan lying on the bunk with this hole in her head and blood running out the corners of her mouth. It wasn’t a very pleasant sight. And all the reports that they showed of this death were all written in French. Of course, I couldn’t under— I couldn’t read French and neither did Jack Galbraith. So, it was— That wasn’t too effective.

Let’s pause the narrative a moment. First, Meister had said earlier that his Senators in D.C. had been “very helpful” in telling him to contact William Galbraith in Morocco—yet now we learn that Galbraith didn’t speak French, and had made no arrangements at all for an interpreter? How could an embassy representative be less helpful in a country that primarily spoke French? But it’s worse than that:

According to our history-maker Janis Gillham Grady, who was Commodore’s Messenger at the time, Peter Warren did speak French. He spoke it fluently enough to be Port Captain in Morocco, and he also spoke it fluently enough—according to the claims of Gillham-Grady—later to have been personally assigned as one of the two people, along with Amos Jessup, to be “in charge” of the puported “sec-check” missions that supposedly took place in 1972 with King Hassan II’s top military security forces. [Not that we believe any such missions ever took place. See the earlier articles in this series. The point is that Gillham-Grady claims that Warren spoke French. —Ed.]

Meister has insisted that Peter Warren and Jone Chiriasi were always right by his side, everywhere he went. So why didn’t he hand the report to Warren and have it interpreted for him?

Back to George Meister and the events of Tuesday, 20 July 1971:

I wanted to see the gun that she supposedly shot herself with, and they showed us a box—just the box the gun came in, which didn’t tell me much of anything.

Stop. This is ridiculous. We’re supposed to believe that the Moroccan police who investigated the death on the Apollo brought with them from the death scene a box that the gun came in—but didn’t bother to get the gun? Yet Meister says this anonymous Moroccan “man who was in charge of the police” was “very helpful.” Sort of like the senators had been “very helpful” by connecting Meister with a CIA agent in Morocco. Is this more E. Howard Hunt fiction, as possibly assisted by Lucien Conein?

Back to Meister:

But in this picture where Susan lay dead, they said, “This is the way we found her; her body was undisturbed by anybody until the French police came or the Moroccan police and took charge.”

Wait: This bereaved father didn’t even determine successfully whether it was “the French police” or “the Moroccan police” who “took charge” of the investigation of his daughter’s death? Yet he has gone to the Moroccan police, and the anonymous “man who was in charge of the police” actually said that to him? Another disturbing part of this statement is the claim that “her body was undisturbed by anybody” prior to the police arriving. But the “Fact Sheet,” which Meister had a copy of, said that somebody on the ship had determined that there was “no pulse” prior to the police being called.  And Meister didn’t question this, either? Well, that’s what George Meister said, and we’re obligated to continue with his story, if you can endure it.

Artist's conception of a description by Susan Meister's father of how she was found, based on a photograph he says he was shown when in Morocco. So far, no actual photo of Susan Meister has been found in our research.

Artist’s concept of a description by Susan Meister’s father of how she was found, based on a photograph he says he was shown when in Morocco. So far, no actual photo of Susan Meister has been found in our research.

Meister describing the photo:

She was lying there with a bullet hole in her head. Her arms were crossed on her chest, and in the middle of her breasts on her arms—or underneath her arms was this .22 caliber, long-barrelled revolver. How could anybody shoot themselves in the head and then put the gun on their breast, being between two clasped hands? How do you do that? How can you shoot yourself in the middle of the head with a long-barrelled revolver, holding it out like this?

That’s what we’d like to know. And Meister embellished the story when he told Jon Atack, saying, “There were no powder burns on her forehead, which certainly would have been the case if the gun was against her forehead as it would have to be to shoot herself as the photograph appeared.”

Yes, that’s correct. In other words, the “suicide” claim is impossible. But then, if we don’t accept “the Official Story,” we have one hell of a “locked room murder” mystery facing us, because the cabin where she was “found shot to death” purportedly had been locked from the inside.

What possible explanation is there? Sherlock Holmes famously said, “When you have eliminated the impossible, whatever remains, however improbable, must be the truth.” It’s fitting that such wisdom should issue from a fictional character, because “whatever remains” in this case is just that: fiction. All of these ridiculous anomalies are explained if the “death” was a staged event.

Meister goes on:

I asked the police, before I left, for these reports. They said, “No, you can’t have it.”

 

“Well, what about the picture?”

 

“No, can’t have it.”

 

“How about a copy of the picture?”

 

“No, can’t have it.”

No-see-ums. It’s all no-see-ums. No police report. No photo. And then, says Meister…

The next place we went to was the hospital, and the doctor in charge was wearing something that looked like a long white gown that was dirty and bloodstained. It looked like he’d worn it for maybe a week. And he had patients there.

 

He showed us into this operating room and, honestly I’ve seen butcher shops that look better. This is where the autopsy was done. I had a man with me from the Church of Scientology, Peter Warren, and he said, “We ordered the autopsy.” He said, “We had her brain removed; we had all of her intestines removed.”

 

I said, “Why?”

 

He said, “We were looking for drugs. We suspected her of using drugs.”

 

Well, I said, “Where’s her body? I was told, before I came over, by you people that her body would be in a refrigerated morgue and that I would be able to identify her.” That’s why I went there. I went there to identify my daughter’s body because I didn’t believe she was dead. I wanted to see her body.

 

And he said, “It isn’t here.” This is the doctor at the hospital. He said, “I don’t know where it is.”

The body? It’s another no-see-um.

There is no police report.

There is no gun.

There is no photo.

There is no suicide note. [NOTE: George Meister never even mentions it. —Ed.]

There is no report of the results of testing for drugs. [NOTE: George Meister didn’t even bother to ask.]

There is no body.

To this day, there is not a single scrap of physical evidence to support a word of the claims about Susan Meister’s death—just as there is not a single scrap of physical evidence anywhere in existence to support the preposterous claims of our “history makers” about purported “missions” into the heart of Islamic King Hassan II’s top intelligence ranks, as covered in the earlier articles of this series.

If you want more of this macabre, ghoulish, repulsive tale, it’s been made very easy to find Meister’s claims all over the Internet, because it is central to the international smear campaign that was launched once the Central Intelligence Agency—in coordination with its Commonwealth allies—illegally seized L. Ron Hubbard’s secret OT Levels shortly after Hubbard’s sudden disappearance from Tangier, Morocco, in 1972.

If you do read more of Meister, ask yourself, for example, why Peter Warren supposedly told Meister that L. Ron Hubbard would not see Meister on the Apollo, but then Meister later claimed that the whole time he was in Safi, Hubbard had actually been living in a penthouse suite in the very hotel that Meister says he stayed in at Safi. Or, if you prefer, just accept everything Meister says.

Coda to the tale of George Meister

In the Clearwater Hearings, Meister periodically waved around and introduced into evidence various papers, such as letters from Susan, and including a “death certificate,” which even he admits is “actually a worthless document.” It doesn’t even state a cause of death.

He, along with CIA operative William Galbraith, also later made serious allegations about threats having been made, either by Peter Warren or some anonymous “source,” to smear Susan Meister with “compromising” photos. You may have already guessed this, but no such tangible evidence at all has ever emerged. It’s all the same old intel-op offal: talk, talk, talk, talk, with lurid tales, tales, tales, tales, tales.

In an intriguing moment, one of the Clearwater panelists has to prompt Meister to get an important piece of the story into the record. Meister had gone on at length about the difficulties of trying to get the body back to the United States, saying that it ultimately arrived in “an airtight container … a tin container and it was soldered shut, and then they put it in a wooden coffin.”

Of course; why, it’s downright worthy of a Lucien Conein no-see-um.

Then there was this exchange:

MR. CALDERBANK: Did you verify by dental records or whatever that the body that—

MR. MEISTER: Yes, I did. It was an unpleasant experience. We opened this box and— Myself, and our family dentist confirmed that it was, in fact, Susan’s body.

If you’ve read this series so far, you already know the answer to this question, but here it is: What is the one piece of alleged tangible information that George Meister did not submit into evidence? If you said, “the dental records,” you may be catching on.

Worse, though, Meister says this in the same appearance (and we couldn’t make up the name of the questioner on the panel):

MR. LeCHER: Was a regular autopsy ever performed on your daughter that you could trust?

MR. MEISTER: No, sir, it wasn’t.

“No, sir, it wasn’t.” And why not? Don’t wait: there’s no answer coming.

Epilogue: “Watergate is a code word.”

Only two days after Meister’s purported trip to the Moroccan police station, on 22 July 1971, George Meister flew out of Morocco, even as E. Howard Hunt was being driven in a limousine to CIA headquarters in Langley, Virginia. There Hunt met with CIA’s Deputy Director Robert Cushman—the immediate predecessor to Vernon Walters—and made arrangements for the CIA to equip him with false ID and “disguises” that soon would be used in a staged hoax: a “break-in” of the Beverly Hills office of CIA-blessed psychiatrist Lewis J. Fielding.

Hunt and Liddy take photographs of each other in front of Fielding's door in CIA-supplied "disguises." The photos will later be used by CIA to give Ellsberg a convenient "Get Out of Jail Free" card.

Hunt and Liddy take photographs of each other in front of Fielding’s door in CIA-supplied “disguises.” The photos will later be used by CIA to give Ellsberg a convenient “Get Out of Jail Free” card.

There’s no question that Fielding was a CIA asset. He could not possibly have been seeing Daniel Ellsberg otherwise. But Fielding and Ellsberg both were part of something much bigger than the purported “break-in” of Fielding’s office. In fact, the only reason for the alleged “break-in” was to give Ellsberg a guaranteed “Get Out of Jail Free” card in the form of photos taken with a CIA-supplied camera and CIA-supplied film of Hunt and G. Gordon Liddy mugging in front of Fielding’s office in their CIA-supplied “disguises” that didn’t disguise them in the least. Those photos would sit in a dark file cabinet at CIA headquarters until they were needed, produced with all appropriate melodrama.

The strangest part of all, though, was Fielding’s likely connection to L. Ron Hubbard. Fielding had worked at the Veteran’s Administration in Los Angeles during the late 1940s and early ’50s—which is when Hubbard’s own military records were at that facility. Copies of alleged “records” of Hubbard would soon surface that would become central to the international smear campaign that began in the 1970s.

What does all that have to do with Watergate? It’s all covered in depth in the book, but we’ll leave you with this: On Friday, 3 January 1975, while the top secret program in “remote viewing” was going strong—started through a secret 1972 CIA contract with Scientology OTs Hal Puthoff, Ingo Swann, and Pat Price—the Director of Central Intelligence at the time, William Colby, made this statement in a meeting in the Oval Office when the president was out of the room:

“Watergate is a code word.”

No one has ever figured out what he meant, and he never said what he meant.

Sometime in 1972—the year of the Watergate hoax—L. Ron Hubbard disappeared suddenly from Tangier, Morocco. We’ve already remarked in this series that since as far back as the Journal of John Luke, 1670-1673, the city of Tangier, strategically situated at the opening of the Strait of Gibralter, has been called the “gateway to the Mediterranean,” arguably the most strategically important body of water on the planet.

 

 

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