Friday, 29 August 2008

James Jesus Angleton

James Jesus Angleton - CIA Chief of Counterintelligence and Head of the ‘Vatican Desk’ and ‘Israel Desk’



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By Timothy S. Cooper
Private Investigator - Copyright 2000
3-4-00

James Jesus Angleton was born on 9 December, 1917, in Boise, Idaho, to NCR businessman and OSS Colonel James Hugh Angleton, and Mexican born Carmen Mercedes Moreno. Upon Graduation from Yale in 1941, Angleton moved to Harvard Law School where he met his future wife Cicely d'Autremont of Duluth, Minnesota. Inducted into the Army on 19 March, 1943, Angleton was recruited into the OSS in August through the efforts of Angleton's father and Norman Pearson, his old English professor from Yale who was, at that time, head of the OSS Counter Intelligence division in London.(1)

ANGLETON AS CI AGENT IN OSS X-2 OPERATIONS DURING WW II

James Angleton was assigned the Rome desk after Italy's capitulation to the Allies and was made a OSS Lieutenant who ran CI activities that included such countries as Austria, Germany, Spain, the Mediterranean, and Switzerland. As part of OSS operations in the European Theatre of Operations, Angleton mastered the arts of "black" propaganda and "playback" that is, the method of reading the effectiveness of one's own disinformation on the enemy. In 1944, Angleton was given charge of the OSS Special Counterintelligence Unit Z made up of U.S. and British agents and was the youngest member of X-2 and was the only American member that was allowed access to the top secret British ULTRA code breaking intelligence. After the war, Angleton was promoted to captain and received the Legion of Merit from the U.S. Army which cited him for successfully apprehending over a thousand enemy intelligence agents. He was also decorated by the Italian government and was awarded the Order of the Crown of Italy, the Order of Malta-Cross of Malta, and the Italian War Cross for Merit. In October 1945, President Truman dissolved the OSS and had all research and analysis units moved to the State Department and operational units to the War Department and were re-designated as Strategic Services Unit. Angleton stayed on in the SSU in Rome and became the vital station chief in charge of the 2677 Regiment which made Angleton the senior U.S. intelligence officer Italy until it became the Central Intelligence Group, forerunner of the Central Intelligence Agency.(2)

http://endrtimes.blogspot.com/2007/09/jame...s-angleton.html

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The Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) basically ‘absorbed’ Nazi Intelligence. Indeed, we find two Knights of Malta as co-founders of the CIA: American Knight of Malta William (“Wild Bill”) Donovan, and German General and Knight of Malta Reinhard Gehlen. In fact, at least three of the heads (directors) of the CIA have been Knights of Malta: William Donovan, John McCone, and William Casey. Additionally, James Jesus Angleton, another Knight of Malta, was the long-time chief of Counterintelligence at the CIA, as well as the head of the CIA’s ‘Vatican Desk’ and ‘Israel Desk’.

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SMOM gave another award, the Croci Al Merito Seconda Classe, in 1946 to [Knight of Malta] James Jesus Angleton, who ran counter-espionage operations in Rome for the Office of Strategic Services (OSS), the forerunner of the CIA. Angleton later went on to head what has been described as the CIA’s ‘Vatican Desk’, but he declines to comment on this activity.”

Martin Lee, the National Catholic Report, an article entitled “Who Are the Knights of Malta?”, October 14, 1983

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“[Stewart] Menzies, [Walter] Schellenburg, [Knight of Malta William ‘Wild Bill’] Donovan, [high-level Freemason Allen] Dulles, [Knight of Malta German General Reinhard] Gehlen, [Knight of Malta William] Casey, [Knight of Malta James Jesus] Angleton, [Knight of Malta ‘Kim’] Philby, and [Knight of Malta General Prince Anton] Turkul all had strong connections with the Vatican’s Jesuits. The British SIS and Soviet KGB/GRU were united in [Knight of Malta ‘Kim’] Philby. The CIA, Mossad, and KGB [Ed. Note: and the Vatican] were united in [Knight of Malta James Jesus] Angleton. ((Ed. Comment: Angleton was the head of the CIA’s counterintelligence, head of the CIA’s ‘Vatican Desk’, and head of the CIA’s ‘Israel Desk’. He was also a close friend until death with British SIS ‘Kim’ Philby – who late in his intelligence career ‘defected’ to the Soviet Union!)) This gallery of traitors…unified the International Intelligence Community merging at…the command post of Jesuit [Superior] General Janssens in Rome.

With this interlock of men [described above] loyal to the [Superior] General of the Jesuits, the ‘Cold War’ would be waged but kept under CONTROL, that is, from becoming a full-scale war between East and West. The deceived patriots of both sides would be kept in check or eliminated if attempting to truly ‘win’ the Cold War or expose the truth about the intelligence men at the top [levels]. The murder of CIA Director, William Colby, after forcing [Knight of Malta James Jesus] Angleton to retire [from the CIA], is a classic example of their policy.”

Eric Jon Phelps, author of the book Vatican Assassins

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On December 27, 1946 James Angleton received the Croci Al Merito Seconda Classe from the Knights of Malta.

http://www.geocities.com/area51/3471/knights.htm

Damon's character, "Edward Wilson", in the "Good Shepherd" was inspired by Angleton's.

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Although Edward Wilson never existed, the character is based on the real Yale graduate James Jesus Angleton ’41, who was a counterintelligence expert for the CIA. In general, Yale played a very important role in the development of American espionage, said Gaddis Smith ’54 GRD ’61, professor emeritus of history, and many Yale graduates went on to hold powerful positions in both the CIA and the Office of Strategic Services, the precursor to the CIA. But Smith emphasized that much of “The Good Shepherd,” including its depiction of Yale in the 1930s, bears little resemblance to reality.

http://www.yaledailynews.com/articles/view/19447
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Another honoured by SMOM was James Jesus Angleton, to whom we shall return shortly. Neither of the Dulles brothers were honoured by this August body simply because they were Protestants rather than Catholics.

Curiously however, Martin Bormann’s eldest son, Adolf Martin chose to take holy orders in 1946 following a preliminary course at Federaun Monastery, located close to Villach in Austria. This monastery was under the patronage of Bishop Hudal – one of the most senior Vatican insiders who was responsible for running the nazi underground escape railway known as the Ratlines. More alarming is the fact that Hudal was the “guardian” of Aldolf Martin Bormann, as he was also the guardian of another monk, Brother Avery Dulles, son of John Foster Dulles, elder brother of Allen Dulles. It’s a small world isn’t it.

The Knights of Malta were also responsible for helping thousands of the worst Nazis and members of the SS escape to freedom down these Ratlines, thus evading justice and avoiding the hangman’s noose at Nuremberg. Originally conceived as an underground railroad for wanted war criminals, it was quickly co-opted, I understand, to smuggle nazi gold, currency and other plunder to replenish the enormous sums lost by the Rockefeller family in pre-war German investments. Assisting Rockefeller in this sleazy endeavour were, Allen Dulles, Herbert Walker and James Jesus Angleton, the OSS Italian bureau chief and later CIA Rome Bureau chief.

As such Angleton was in charge of the Vatican “account” and I understand that he learned about the homosexual proclivities of Pope Pius XII (formerly the Papal Nuncio in Bavaria) and was able to use this information for blackmail purposes. Meanwhile, Allen Dulles, Herbert Walker and James Jesus Angleton are said to have benefited most handsomely from “commissions” earned for their assistance in shifting plunder on behalf of the Rockefeller’s. Angleton benefited even more since he was able to co-opt SMOM, the intelligence arm of the Vatican, to work on behalf of US intelligence interests.

http://www.bibliotecapleyades.net/sociopol...lacknobil04.htm
http://www.deepblacklies.co.uk/princes_of_plunder.htm

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Project readers will recall that MI5 has been shown to be under
the influence of the pro-Vatican forces in the CIA once lead by James
Jesus Angleton of the Pope's Sovereign Military Order of the Knights of
Malta (SMOM).

http://www.beyondweird.com/conspiracies/vatattck.html

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The SMOM had given a different prestigious award in 1946 to another high-level CIA operative, James Jesus Angleton. "It had to do with counterintelligence," An-gleton told Mother Jones, when asked why he was chosen for such a distinction. During World War II, Angleton was head of the Rome station of the OSS. Later, on his return to Washington, he ran what was tantamount to the "Vat-ican desk" for the CIA. According to Angleton, the agency does not have a Vatican desk. Nor does it have an Israel desk, for that matter, yet Angleton also covered that area. The extreme sensitivity associated with Israel and the Vat-ican required that work relating to them be buried among Angleton's counterintelligence staff, which was well-suited for such assignments.

During the early years of the Cold War, Angleton organ-ized an elaborate spy network that enabled the CIA to obtain intelligence reports sent to the Vatican by papal nuncios stationed behind the Iron Curtain and in other "denied" areas. This was, at the time, one of the few means available to the CIA of penetrating the Eastern Bloc.

According to previously classified State Department memoranda, Angleton rec-ommended that the CIA fund Catholic Action, an Italian lay organization headed by Luigi Gedda, a prominent right-wing ideo-logue who had also been honored by the knights. Gedda was a key operative in an effort undertaken by the CIA and the Vatican to "barricade the Reds" in the 1948 Italian elections. Only weeks before the election, it appeared the Italian Communist party would prevail. The CIA and the Vatican both feared the Communists might win unless drastic measures were taken.

http://www.geocities.com/moonwideweb/MotherJonesProof.htm

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Essential to Angleton's activities, to the establishment of the first stay-behind units in Italy, and to the organization of the Vatican-linked "rat-lines" which smuggled fascists out of Europe at war's end, was the Sovereign Military Order of Malta (SMOM). The Rome-based SMOM was a nominally Catholic organization with membership drawn from the highest ranks of the European oligarchy, in particular Italy's black nobility. The SMOM awarded Angleton one of its highest decorations in 1946.

http://www.larouchepub.com/other/2005/3205...ack_prince.html

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On December 27, 1946 James Angleton received the Croci Al Merito Seconda Classe from the Knights of Malta.

http://www.io.com/~patrik/malta.htm

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- On December 27, 1946 James Angleton received the Croci Al Merito Seconda Classe from the Order, the same day as George Raymond Rocca. Rocca went on to become Angleton's deputy chief of Counterintelligenee Division of the CIA and was the liaison between the Warren Commission and the CIA following the Kennedy Assassination. (See sidebar.)

http://www.mosquitonet.com/~prewett/caqsmom25.2.html
Other sites claiming Angleton was a KoM:
http://a-albionic.com/lloyd/public_html/ol...anges_hands.txt
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/phantomtruth/message/9572
http://www.fiu.edu/~mizrachs/pope-die.html
http://www.bibliotecapleyades.net/sociopol...opol_fed05e.htm
http://www.americanatheist.org/pope99/calvi.html
http://www.declarepeace.org.uk/captain/mur...te/naziMOD.html
http://my.opera.com/skunks/blog/2007/12/07...nuary-21st-2007
http://www.ratical.org/ratville/JFK/JohnJudge/GoodAmericans.html
http://www.oss.net/dynamaster/file_archive/...20Epilogue~1Jan2005.pdf
http://www.nexusmagazine.com/articles/smokemirrors.html
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ANGLETON JAMES JESUS
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