Sunday, 31 August 2008

William F. Buckley, Jr.

William Frank Buckley Jr. - Author; Commentator; Founder of National Review; Hosted TV show Firing Line; CIA Agent; Skull & Bonesman

William Frank "Bill" Buckley, Jr. (born November 24, 1925) is an American author and conservative commentator. He founded the political magazine National Review in 1955, hosted the television show Firing Line from 1966 until 1999, and is a nationally syndicated newspaper columnist. His writing style is famed for its eloquence, wit, and use of uncommon words.[1] Over the course of his career, Buckley's views have changed on some issues, such as drug legalization, which he now favors.[2] In his December 1, 2007 column, Buckley claimed to favor banning tobacco.

Buckley is the author of a series of novels featuring the character of CIA agent Blackford Oakes, along with dozens of other books on writing, speaking, history, politics, and sailing. Buckley refers to himself "on and off" as either libertarian or conservative.[3][4] He is based in New York City and Stamford, Connecticut. Buckley often signs his name as "WFB."


Buckley was born in New York City to lawyer and oil baron William Frank Buckley, Sr., of Irish Catholic descent, and Aloise Steiner, a Southerner of Swiss-German descent. The sixth of ten children, young Buckley moved with his family to Sharon, Connecticut before beginning his first formal schooling in Paris, where he attended first grade. By age seven, he received his first formal training in English at a day school in London, (his first and second languages were Spanish and French[citation needed]). As a boy, Buckley developed a love for music, sailing, horses, hunting, skiing, and story telling. All of these interests would reflect in his later writings. Just before World War II, at age 13, he attended high school at St John's Beaumont in England. During the war, his family took in the future British historian, Alistair Horne, as a war evacuee. Buckley and Horne have remained life-long friends. Buckley and Horne both attended Millbrook School, in Millbrook, New York, and graduated as members of the Class of 1943. At Millbrook, Buckley founded and edited the school's yearbook, The Tamarack, his first experience in publishing.

Education, military service and the CIA

Buckley attended the National Autonomous University of Mexico (or UNAM) in 1943 and was commissioned as a second lieutenant in the US Army the following year. In his book, Miles Gone By, he briefly recounts being a member of Franklin Roosevelt's honor guard when the president died. With the end of World War II in 1945, he enrolled in Yale University, where he became a member of the secret Skull and Bones society[citation needed], and was an active member of the Conservative Party and of the Yale Political Union, and served as Chairman of the Yale Daily News.

Buckley graduated from Yale in 1950. That same year, he married Patricia Alden Austin Taylor, (July 1, 1926 - April 15, 2007), the daughter of industrialist Austin C. Taylor. He met Pat, a Protestant from Vancouver, British Columbia, while she was a student at Vassar College in Poughkeepsie, New York. Buckley was her roommate's brother. Their son is the author Christopher Buckley. Pat Buckley was a prominent charity fundraiser for such organizations as the Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, the Institute of Reconstructive Plastic Surgery at New York University Medical Center and the Hospital for Special Surgery. She also raised money for Vietnam War veterans and AIDS patients.

In 1951, Buckley was recruited into the Central Intelligence Agency
(CIA), yet served for less than a year. Little has been published regarding Buckley's work with the CIA, but in a 2001 letter to author W. Thomas Smith, Jr., Buckley wrote, “I did training in Washington as a secret agent and was sent to Mexico City. There I served under the direct supervision of Howard Hunt, about whom of course a great deal is known.”

In a November 1, 2005, editorial for the National Review, he recounted that:

When in 1951 I was inducted into the CIA as a deep cover agent, the procedures for disguising my affiliation and my work were unsmilingly comprehensive. It was three months before I was formally permitted to inform my wife what the real reason was for going to Mexico City to live. If, a year later, I had been apprehended, dosed with sodium pentothal, and forced to give out the names of everyone I knew in the CIA, I could have come up with exactly one name, that of my immediate boss (E. Howard Hunt, as it happened). In the passage of time one can indulge in idle talk on spook life. In 1980 I found myself seated next to the former president of Mexico at a ski-area restaurant. What, he asked amiably, had I done when I lived in Mexico? "I tried to undermine your regime, Mr. President." He thought this amusing, and that is all that it was, under the aspect of the heavens.

While in Mexico, Buckley edited The Road to Yenan, a book addressing the communist quest for global domination, by Peruvian author Eudocio Ravines.
William and James Buckley. A protege of Spellman, William Buckley Jr. gained the cardinal's support in launching his conservative Christian journal of opinion, National Review. William Casey was the lawyer who incorporated the publication in 1955. The sixth of 10 children born to an Irish-American oil tycoon, Buckley grew from a precocious child into a precocious adult Ñ a man who gloried in being a "professional and recreational snob," in the words of one critic.

But the enfant terrible of the 'National Review' and the television talk show "Firing Line" is more than an amusing gadfly. He was an apologist for Senator Joseph R. McCarthy [a position that endeared him to Spellman], and in the 1950s he worked as a CIA covert agent in Mexico City under E. Howard Hunt of Watergate fame. [Buckley, who became Hunt's lifelong friend, solicited funds to pay for his legal defense.] Like Haig and McCone, he supported the CIA's destabilization campaign against Allende's government, chiefly through disinformation.

One of the most influential men in the back corridors of Republican power, Buckley served as a political consultant to the National Security Council during the Reagan administration. His brother James, a former New York senator, was undersecretary of state for security affairs and president of Radio Free Europe and Radio Liberty, both with a history of employing Nazi collaborators. Under Buckley, they were accused of broadcasting anti-Semitic material and of providing positive descriptions of a Nazi unit involved in the murder of thousands of Jews in the western Ukraine.
There are many other knights with CIA connections. Clare Boothe Luce, for example, the grande dame of American diplomacy, served as a U.S. ambassador to Italy in the 1950s and is now a member of the President's Foreign Intelligence Advisory Board, which oversees covert opera-tions. William Buckley, Jr., a former CIA operative and the editor of the National Review, is a member, as is his brother James, a former senator from New York and now undersecretary of state for security assistance.
Buckley, William F. CFR, SMOM, BG,OSB
• National Review
• Heritage Foundation
Buckley, William F., Jr. Hill Billies
Skull & Bones, chairman of the Yale Daily News, CIA agent (supposedly for only 1 year), editor of The Road to Yenan, a book addressing the Communist quest for global domination. Author of several books on communicating, history, political thought, and sailing, founder of the National Review and long time editor of it, delegate to the United Nations. Gave a speech at the Bohemian Grove in 2003. Member of the Knights of Malta.
High School: Millbrook School, Millbrook, NY (1943)
University: BA Political Science, Economics, and History, Yale University (1950)

National Review
Hollinger International International Advisory Board, paid approximately $200K
American Conservative Union
Bilderberg Group
Club for Growth
Forbes 2000
Fund for American Studies
The Heritage Foundation
Intercollegiate Studies Institute President
Knights of Malta
National Review Institute
Philadelphia Society Board of Trustees
Skull and Bones Society
CIA employee 1946-?
Presidential Medal of Freedom 1991
Pied shaving cream pie, New York University (1976)
Risk Factors: Marijuana
SMOM members by mention:,11,18,85.htm
Social Network Diagram:
Mexico 1952 Brazil 1969 Chile 1974-1978

* Agee,P. On the Run. 1987 (286)
* Alterman,E. Sound and Fury. 1992 (75-7, 89-90, 167)
* Andrew,J. Power to Destroy. 2002 (49, 100)
* Bainerman,J. The Crimes of a President. 1992 (8 )
* Baum,D. Citizen Coors. 2000 (70, 160)
* Bird,K. The Color of Truth. 1998 (109-10)
* Blumenthal,S. Rise of the Counter-Establishment. 1988 (13-4, 23-31)
* Broad,W. Teller's War. 1992 (117, 258)
* Burnham,D. Above the Law. 1996 (209)
* Chernyavsky,V. The CIA in the Dock. 1983 (135-6)
* Chomsky,N. Herman,E. The Washington Connection. 1979 (98)
* Columbia Journalism Review 1984-08 (46)
* Cooney,J. The American Pope. 1984 (225)
* Council on Foreign Relations. Annual Report. 1988 (49, 103)
* Council on Foreign Relations. Membership Roster. 2001
* CounterSpy 1976-12 (65)
* Covert Action Information Bulletin 1983-#18 (14)
* Covert Action Information Bulletin 1984-#21 (31)
* Covert Action Information Bulletin 1984-#22 (15)
* Covert Action Information Bulletin 1990-#33 (21)
* Crawford,A. Thunder on the Right. 1980 (8, 18, 30-1, 90, 176-7)
* Cummings,R. The Pied Piper. 1985 (64, 124, 130-3, 143)
* Diamond,E. Behind the Times. 1994 (297)
* Diamond,S. Compromised Campus. 1992 (151-78)
* Domhoff,G.W. Who Rules America? 1967 (82)
* Donner,F. The Age of Surveillance. 1981 (422)
* EIR. Dope, Inc. 1992 (567)
* Ehrenfeld,R. Narco-terrorism. 1990 (169)
* Epstein,B. Forster,A. The Radical Right. 1967 (61-2, 119-20)
* Esquire 1977-09 (85, 149)
* Executive Intelligence Review 1999-04-23 (42)
* Fallows,J. Breaking the News. 1996 (90)
* Forster,A. Epstein,B. Danger on the Right. 1964 (43, 214, 227, 240-64)
* Frazier,H. Uncloaking the CIA. 1978 (154)
* Freed,D. Death in Washington. 1980 (152, 157-61, 165, 206)
* Gibbs,D. The Political Economy of Third World Intervention. 1991 (122)
* Hitchens,C. Blood, Class, and Nostalgia. 1990 (40, 42-4, 249-50)
* In These Times 1990-03-20 (12-3)
* Inquiry Magazine 1979-09-30 (9)
* Judis,J. William F. Buckley, Jr. 1988
* King,D. Lyndon LaRouche and the New American Fascism. 1989 (40, 100, 229-30)
* Kruger,H. The Great Heroin Coup. 1980 (193, 196, 216)
* Lane,M. Plausible Denial. 1991 (123-6, 207, 247)
* Langguth,A. Hidden Terrors. 1978 (162-3)
* Lee,M. The Beast Reawakens. 1997 (157)
* Lernoux,P. People of God. 1989 (298)
* Lind,M. Up From Conservatism. 1997 (6, 51-3, 64-6, 99-100, 143-4, 190)
* Lobster Magazine (Britain) 2005-#50 (9-10)
* Loftus,J. Aarons,M. The Secret War Against the Jews. 1994 (366)
* Lundberg,F. The Rich and the Super-Rich. 1969 (64-70)
* McCartney,L. Friends in High Places. 1988 (13)
* Minnick,W. Spies and Provocateurs. 1992 (26)
* Mintz,M. Cohen,J. Power, Inc. 1977 (289)
* Mother Jones 1983-07 (24)
* Myerson,M. Watergate: Crime in the Suites. 1973 (139)
* NACLA. Latin America and Empire Report 1974-10 (23)
* NACLA. Latin America and Empire Report 1976-02 (18, 25)
* NameBase NewsLine 1997-04 (28)
* New Federalist 1994-03-21 (4)
* New Federalist 1994-05-02 (8 )
* New York Magazine 1976-08-16 (32)
* New York Times Book Review 1988-05-15 (12)
* New York Times 1977-12-26 (37)
* New York Times 2003-12-22 (A1, 25)
* Nikitin,V. The Ultras in the USA. 1981 (195-6, 206, 223, 260-1, 287-91)
* Novick,P. The Holocaust in American Life. 1999 (130)
* Parapolitics/USA 1982-03-31 (32, 36)
* Persico,J. Casey. 1991 (93)
* Petrusenko,V. The Monopoly Press. 1976 (102)
* Piper,M.C. Final Judgment. 1993 (114, 242-3)
* Public Eye Magazine 1979 (19, 25)
* Ramparts. Vietnam Primer. 1968 (25)
* Rampton,S. Stauber,J. Banana Republicans. 2004 (45-6)
* Rampton,S. Stauber,J. The Best War Ever. 2006 (202)
* Resource Center. GroupWatch 1991-SMOM (1)
* Russell,D. The Man Who Knew Too Much. 1992 (191, 205)
* Sale,K. Power Shift. 1976 (99)
* Saloma,J. Ominous Politics. 1984 (17, 39, 63)
* Saunders,F. The Cultural Cold War. 2000 (246, 423)
* Schlosser,E. Reefer Madness. 2003 (66)
* Silk,L.& M. The American Establishment. 1980 (220)
* Simpson,C. Blowback. 1988 (270)
* Simpson,C. Universities and Empire. 1998 (166)
* Sklar,H. Washington's War on Nicaragua. 1988 (240)
* Smith,J. The Idea Brokers. 1993 (170)
* Spotlight Newspaper 1993-09-13 (5)
* Spotlight Newspaper 1997-03-17 (12)
* Summers,A. Official and Confidential. 1993 (173)
* Swanberg,W.A. Luce and His Empire. 1972 (479-80)
* Sykes,C. The Hollow Men. 1990 (238)
* Tarpley,W.G. Chaitkin,A. George Bush. 1992 (128-9)
* Thomas,E. The Man to See. 1991 (68, 75, 139)
* Thomas,K. Popular Alienation: A Steamshovel Press Reader. 1995 (229)
* Turner,W. Power on the Right. 1971 (181, 248)
* Valentine,D. The Phoenix Program. 1990 (339)
* Vankin,J. Conspiracies, Cover-ups, and Crimes. 1991 (175, 196)
* Walls,D. The Activist's Almanac. 1993 (373)
* Washington Post 1986-06-24 (A3)
* Washington Times 1995-09-14 (A16)
* Wilcox,D.A... The Right Guide. 1993 (161-2)
* Wise,D. The American Police State. 1978 (200)
* Wise,D. The Spy Who Got Away. 1988 (33)
* Woodward,B. Veil. 1987 (37-8)
* Yakovlev,N. CIA Target -- the USSR. 1984 (73)

pages cited this search: 266


Patrick Henry said...

When I found out that Anastase Vonsiatsky, head of both the OSJ and The Shickshinny Knights of Malta in America had attended Brown University in Providence, RI at the same time as other fascists like E. Howard Hund and George Lincoln Rockwell, I knew I was on to something very big. Then when he was spotted with other JFK plotters by Richard Giesbrecht in Winnipeg in Feb of 1964 discussing the JFK plot his fate was sealed. Then Charles Pichel at placed him as the number one honcho at The OSJ SMOM in America as well. Read The Russian Fascists by John J. Stephan and you will see what I mean. He was slated to rule a conquered Russia as fascist premier under Hitler. His HQ for decades was in Manchuria, Manchuoko, China. He is THE MANCHURIAN CANDIDATE from the novel of the same name. Absolutely. Vonsiatsky is THE MISSING LINK. George deMohrenschildt reported to him directly. describes it all. He worked with Wickliffe Draper at The Pioneer Fund as his strike-breaking goon and as his henchman and contract murderer of choice. They failed with FDR but succeeded with JFK. Suspend disbelief and read all about him.

Patrick Henry said...

This book utilizes several distinct Rosetta Stones into the Assassination of John F Kennedy: (1) The historical novel, "The Manchurian Candidate" by Richard Condon (1959) where a list of The Dirty Dozen JFK conspirators are revealed, (2) "The Winnipeg Airport Incident" (1964) where another handful of JFK conspirators are identified and (3) Interviews with persons close to the assassination including South Florida Soldiers of Fortune, Marina Oswald, Nathaniel Weyl, Robert Morris and Dr. Revilo P. Oliver. All of these Rosetta Stones reach essentially the same conclusions regarding the identities of those on the most convincing suspects list behind JFK's ultimate demise. The most common linkages among these definitively identified suspects are: The Eugenics based Pioneer Fund of Wickliffe P. Draper, The John Birch Society of Robert Welch, The Mississippi Sovereignty Commission of Senator James Eastland, funded by Wickliffe Draper and the Senate Internal Security Subcommittee and its chief counsel Robert J. Morris, the real power behind McCarthyism, The White Russian sponsored Sovereign Military Order of Malta - Knights of St. John, from The Russian Orthodox Church involving Anastase Vonsiatsky, The Christian Defense League and The Nazi Silver Shirts of Rev. Gerald L. K. Smith, the American Security Council of Robert Morris, James Angleton, Ray Cline and Charles Willoughby, the Ultra-Catholic Knights and Crusaders from The Shickshinny Knights of Malta, the Fascist dominated World Anti-Communist League, the Dulles brothers and the Prestons from United Fruit and the MK/ULTRA mind control operations of James Angleton, OSJ and Carlist Catholic William F. Buckley, Jr., OSJ from the CIA: The Catholic Intelligence Agency of America.

This tightly knit cabal of pro-Fascists, White Supremacists, anti-Semites, anti-Communists, McCarthyites, MacArthurites, Segregationists, Eugenicists and former Hitler followers found like-minded supporters and co-conspirators at every single level of the Military Reich, the Industrial Reich, the Political Reich and the Religious Reich Wing. Their goal was quite simple: To permit the Viet Nam conflict to expand into a major confrontation leading to a death struggle between the Soviet Union and the United States which would lead to the Rise of The Fourth Reich with America as its operational base to launch future Christian Military Crusades against any other current or future threats from all non-Catholic infidels and heathens who would ever oppose the Pope in Rome, the guardians of the Catholic Church: The Knights of Malta or American foreign investment interests. Recent FOIA releases about PATCON - "The Patriot Conspiracy" project run by the FBI 20 years ago shows that even Tim McVeigh and the OKC bombing had well defined links into the Patriot Militia Movement through the militant Order of St. John - Knights of Malta. Three distinct self-implicating confessions by members of The Patriot Movement made to trusted confidantes regarding their participation in the plot to murder JFK solidifies the thesis and finally identifies the core groups involved beyond the shadow of a doubt. This book is a must read for anyone concerned about the inroads being made and the influences being exerted by the use of deadly force on the part of these violent and dangerous false patriots. Read more about this book at: You will be among the first persons to know the actual identities of persons like: "Indiana Jones", "The Manchurian Candidate", "Big Daddy Warbucks" and "Little Orphan Annie". This book reads like The DaVinci Code in many places. And you will learn the identities of Richard Condon's "Dirty Dozen" who plotted to kill JFK in both 1959 and 1963. And you will be among the first to know why Paul Weyrich once said: "When the roles of Eugenics and The Pioneer Fund in world events are fully understood, World History during the 20th Century will have to be re-written in full.