Thanks to John Simkin for bringing this up!:
A journalist, Daniel Hopsicker, has received a photograph
in the post. It came from
Debbie Seal, the widow of CIA operative, Barry Seal. The person claimed that the photograph was taken in a Mexico City nightclub of members of the
CIA’s secret assassination squad known as “Operation 40".
"On 11th December, 1959, Colonel J. C. King, chief of CIA's Western Hemisphere Division, sent a confidential memorandum to Allen W. Dulles, the
director of the Central Intelligence Agency. King argued that in Cuba there existed a 'far-left dictatorship, which if allowed to remain will
encourage similar actions against U.S. holdings in other Latin American countries.'
As a result of this memorandum Dulles established Operation 40. The group was presided over by Richard Nixon. Tracy Barnes became operating officer of
what was also called the Cuban Task Force. The first meeting chaired by Barnes took place in his office on 18th January, 1960, and was attended by
David Atlee Phillips, E. Howard Hunt, Jack Esterline, and Frank Bender.
On 4th March, 1960, La Coubre, a ship flying a Belgian flag, exploded in Havana Bay. It was loaded with arms and ammunition that had been sent to help
defend Cuba's revolution from its enemies. The explosion killed 75 people and over 200 were injured. Fabian Escalante, an officer of the Department
of State Security (G-2), later claimed that this was the first successful act carried out by Operation 40.
Over the next few years Operation 40 worked closely with several anti-Castro Cuban organizations including Alpha 66. Bernard L. Barker, Frank Sturgis,
William C. Bishop and David Morales also joined the project. Cuban figures used by the Operation 40 included Antonio Veciana, Roland Masferrer and
Eladio del Valle."
Daniel Hopsicker claims that President George W Bush's nominee to head the CIA, Porter Goss, appears to be in the photograph. Hopsicker writes:
"The Mexico City nightclub photo reveals a mixed group of apparent Cuban exiles, Italian wise guys, and square-jawed military intelligence types. It
was discovered among keepsakes kept in the safe of the widow of CIA pilot and drug smuggler Barry Seal (third from left). It appears on the cover of
'Barry & ‘the boys:' The CIA, the Mob & America’s Secret History” (MadCow Press, Eugene OR. 2001).
Goss appears second on the left. He is seated between notorious CIA pilot and drug smuggler Barry Seal (third left) and the equally-notorious CIA
assassin Felix Rodriguez (front left), a Cuban vice cop under the corrupt Mob-run Batista regime who later became an Iran Contra operative and a
confidant of the first George Bush.
The only one of the spook celebrants displaying any hint of tradecraft (seated on the other side of the table covering his face with his sport coat)
is Frank Sturgis, most famous as one of the Watergate burglars.
Beside him sits (front right) William Seymour, New Orleans representative of the Double-Chek Corporation, a CIA front used to recruit pilots (like
Seal), and a man who many Kennedy assassination researchers believe impersonated Lee Harvey Oswald on several occasions when the lone nut gunman was
out of the country and so unable to impersonate himself.
As we saw it, the photo was in a yellowed frame, the kind used by nightclub photographers to create instant keepsakes. Seal’s widow Debbie Seal kept
it in her safe, where it was overlooked by a 7-man team from the State Department which arrived at her house in 1995 to comb through her records.
It bears the name of a nightclub in Mexico City, and is stamped January 22, 1963, which, if you’re counting, was exactly ten months to the day before
the Kennedy assassination.
Barry Seal was then a young-looking 24-year old. Porter Goss was the same age."
It is now known that Porter Goss was based at the JM/WAVE, the CIA station in Miami where he worked with people such as Ted Shackley, David Sanchez
Morales, Edward Lansdale, William Harvey and Tracy Barnes.
Members of Operation 40 have been associated with the assassination of JFK.
[edit on 27-8-2004 by maynardsthirdeye]