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Vietnam Special Forces Air Combat Controller; 25 year CIA deep cover agent; US Army pilot flying classified missions during the US invasion of Grenada; Iran-Contra pilot flying cocaine shipments labelled as medical supplies; and member of the ultra-secret, international G7 run Pegasus "Hit Team" - this is the extraordinary story of Gene "Chip" Tatum.
sensitive and highly secret - and hitherto largely unknown - Special
Forces covert operations in Cambodia, to wandering CIA asset, through
to "black ops" activities in Grenada and Oliver North's
Iran-Contra "Enterprise," and on to membership in an international
"hit team," Gene "Chip" Tatum has seen it all,
done it all and is now telling it all.
knows where the skeletons are buried.
Above all he is aware that his testimony implicates serving
and former US Presidents, plus a whole list of high government officials,
and others, in a welter of nefarious activities - including assassination,
blackmail, coercion, gun-running, money-laundering and Cocaine trafficking.
a lanky Floridian, turned whistle-blower following his arrest on a
treason charge in 1995. The
charge was both astonishing and patently ludicrous and resulted in
a flurry of press interest with an article appearing in the Tampa
Tribune on 4 May 1996. Incredibly,
the charge was later dropped to be replaced by a fraud charge - a
drastic step-down. Found guilty he was sentenced to serve a 15 month sentence.
In March 1996, an additional charge - "conspiring to embezzle"
was brought against him. Found
guilty he is now incarcerated in Jessup Federal Correctional Facility,
Florida, where he is serving a 27 month concurrent sentence.
questions continue to hang over the conduct of the trial.
His defence lawyer refused to call any of the 80 witnesses
nominated by Tatum for the defence. Later he freely confessed to having come under pressure from
the Defence Department. Tatum
says the first charge was a set-up to discredit him following his
"resignation" from Operation Pegasus.
The second he views with greater scepticism and concern.
resignation from Pegasus followed his refusal to "neutralise"
a leading US political figure in the 1992 US presidential elections.
Tatum declares he will not "participate in assassinations
of any sort, character assassinations or anything, of American citizens."
He goes on to explain that back in 1994, in a telephone conference
call from Oliver North, Felix Rodriguez and the late William Colby
of the CIA, he was warned to turn over incriminating documents and
tapes he had accumulated for his "retirement."
He wryly observes that had he done so, he would probably have
been quickly "terminated" in an "extreme" way
- a speciality of the Pegasus team of which he was once a member.
Countering this demand, he volunteered to plead guilty on a
fabricated felony count and serve a twelve month sentence - so that
his credibility was damaged in the event he ever decided to speak
out. His incarceration
for the second charge - and especially the 6 months sentencing of
his wife, Nancy - has led him to speak out about his life which spans
almost thirty years as a "black" operative.
It is an extraordinary story.
has written of his early career in the military, and his involvement
in a highly sensitive and classified operation in an unpublished manuscript
entitled "Operation Red Rock."
Joining the Air Force in February 1970, he went through Army
jump school; escape and evasion; jungle training; sea survival school;
diving school and was assigned along with six others as "Combat
Controllers" - the USAF equivalent of Special Forces - receiving
his distinctive Special Forces burgundy coloured beret.
From there he was assigned to Tinker AFB, Oklahoma, and then
on to Fort Bragg, North Carolina - home of the Green Berets - for
training in C4 plastic explosives, mines, nuclear, biological and
chemical warfare, plus indoctrination in electronic and psychological
to South East Asia as Airman First Class (A1C) in December 1970, he
was assigned as a radio operator on a Forward Air Control (FAC) aircraft
attached to Task Force Alpha at Nakhon Phanom, Thailand. In short order he was recruited (an involuntary "volunteer")
to Team Red Rock. The
team was composed of eight US Army Green Berets, three US Navy SEALS
and two "cowboys" - a euphemism for CIA paramilitary specialists.
With Tatum attached, Team Red Rock totalled 14 in all, and
was about to be tasked with an operation that came directly from the
January 1971 the team received a final briefing from General Alexander
Haig - who had flown in specially - along with Central Intelligence
Agency, Saigon Chief William Colby; posing as "Mr. Peepers."
Haig and Colby outlined the plan, stressing it's importance
and extreme classification.
President Nixon, desperate to quell domestic riots over an
increasingly unpopular war, sought to withdraw all US personnel from
Southeast Asia. Withdrawal
would - and in the end ultimately did - cause a military vacuum quickly
leading to the defeat of South Vietnamese forces.
those years, Nixon was also running a "secret war" in Cambodia
and Laos. In Laos, dwindling
number of Meo tribesmen together with covert US personnel employed
by the CIA proprietary company, Air America, were battling against
superior North Vietnamese ground forces.
A much similar pattern was occurring in Cambodia, amid grave
fears that the "Domino Theory" would result if either of
these two nations were to fall to the communist North Vietnamese.
Nixon hoped that the vacuum caused by the withdrawal of US
covert forces could be filled by native Cambodian forces.
Lon Nol, the Cambodian leader, continued to stubbornly resist
Nixon's diplomatic overtures to take up the slack - anxious to hedge
his bets and realistic about his chances of survival as Kymer Rouge
and Vietnamese forces prepared to swarm-in unhindered by US air power.
plan had been drawn up at the highest levels of Nixon's administration.
Team Red Rock were to secretly enter Cambodia's capital, Phnom
Penh, and attack the airport, military and civil installations - wrecking
as much havoc as possible. The plan called for the team to parachute into the outskirts
of Phnom Penh carrying with them captured NVA "Sappers."
Taken in unarmed and alive, the Sappers would be "sacrificed"
and their bodies left to be discovered by Cambodian forces.
A furious, Lon Nol would assume North Vietnam was to blame.
Such an act would, it was hoped, stiffen Lon Nol's backbone.
With nowhere else to turn, the US puppet would urgently seek
US hardware to strengthen his forces and continue the battle.
team were not told that they too were to be sacrificed by their President
to ensure that word of the operation never reached the light of day.
A detachment of Montagnard tribesmen (Yards) in the pay of
the CIA were assigned to liquidate each member of the team and dispose
of their bodies. The
attack went successfully, but the teams suspicion of the "Yards"
foiled the betrayal. Using
their knowledge of "escape and evasion" tactics the team
decided to trek to the Vietnamese border and back to safety with US
thinned out their numbers until only eight of them remained.
Soon these, too, were captured by NVA regulars and underwent
hideous torture at the hands of Chinese and Russian interrogators.
Ultimately, only Tatum and one other team member survived the
Tatum was debriefed by CIA station chief, William Colby, and told
he would, in future, be kept close to the "Agency".
Recruited into the CIA, the yawning door of future "black" operations
creaked open. Life would
never be the same again for Chip Tatum.
DEEP COVER AGENT
the next ten years or so, Tatum's covert activities were varied. For
awhile he worked out of Homestead Air Force Base where he was NCIOC
of the tower receiver sight and MARS station.
This was the base which then President Nixon used for his frequent
visits to the Key Biscayne, Florida, White House.
Much of this period remains obscured behind a thick blanket
there he was stationed in Northern Italy, tasked with visiting the
border towns of Yugoslavia and Italy.
Colby felt that as a young Air Force man, Tatum might be "approached"
in these towns for "information."
The idea was to make contact with foreign agents and covertly
gather information about them and their operations.
Later he was tasked with infiltrating Yugoslavia, searching
for missing US POW's from Vietnam and elsewhere in Southeast Asia
- as well as being assigned to gather intelligence on potential successors
to the then Yugoslavian President, Tito.
1976, he was operating out of Lamar, Colorado, in a communications
facility, called OLAB. His
contact there was Don Holmes, president of Valley - a Saving &
Loan bank. Tatum acted
as his courier shuttling between Lamar and Springfield, Colorado with
transaction files. From
there he was transferred to McDill Air Force Base, Tampa, Florida.
Shortly before his McDill posting, he received a call from
Colby telling him he was resigning his position as Director, Central
Intelligence and recommending Tatum should de-activate his clandestine
CIA activities. Colby continued, saying that remaining active without Colby
there to protect him, may place him in personal “jeopardy,” as he
had powerful enemies in Washington.
This warning referred to Nixon, Kissinger and Haig and Tatum’s
role and survival from Operation Red Rock. Tatum
took good notice of the warning and became de-active.
Later, in 1978, he requested and was granted entry into a USAF
reserve programme. Leaving
active military service he moved to Gunnison, Colorado, and took up
a position with Bo Calloway, owner of the Crested Bute Ski area.
The appointment was arranged by Colby.
1980 he received a visit from two men who informed him he was being
reactivated, but into the US Army instead of the Air Force.
He was sent to the US Army Flight School for rotary wing training
at Fort Rucker. From
there he was assigned to the 160th Aviation Battalion/Special Forces
at Fort Campbell, Kentucky.
Shortly afterwards, the 160th combined with others to form
Task Force 160.
was in this unit that Tatum played a “spooky” role in the US invasion
of Grenada. A photograph
of him standing in front of his Hughes MD-500 Defender gunship on
the beach-head in Grenada, appeared in the Lousiville Courier Journal,
along with a feature story.
Tatum will only say of this episode that he "wasn't there"
in the same sense that he "wasn't in Cambodia."
At that time he was attached to the US Army's 160th air wing
at Ft. Campbell. Not
only was the Hughes helicopter then not in the Army's inventory, but
the 160th didn't officially exist.
Jim Malone of the Louisville Courier, finds this extraordinary.
He has documents showing the wing was stationed at Ft. Campbell,
even though officials in the Pentagon continue to deny it - as they
deny the wings’ role in Grenada.
Malone, in a telephone conversation with this writer, advised
that the 160th is now stationed at Fort Bragg, North Carolina
- home of the famous Special Forces, the “Green Berets.”
Their mission is to fly “Delta Teams” on covert assignments,
CONTRA COKE TRAIN
1983, Colby established contact again advising him he would shortly
be contacted by "a man called North." This, as Tatum was to later discover was none other than Lt.
Col. Oliver North - the central architect of America’s Nicaraguan
Contra campaign. Besides
fighting a covert war, North was also the link-man in much, much dirtier
"Contragate" years teem with well documented accounts of
illicit wholesale gun running and dope smuggling.
The expose series published in Autumn 1996 by the San Jose
Mercury Post, entitled the "Dark Alliance," openly finger-points
at the CIA and the Reagan administration for turning a blind-eye to
massive Cocaine smuggling. Moreover,
the series of articles claim that the explosion of "crack Cocaine"
in Los Angeles resulted entirely from the Contra leaders-cum-dope
peddlers who made vast personal fortunes from their activities.
Today, the official argument remains that the Contra's were
"freelancing" without the knowledge or consent of their
CIA "handlers" or North’s so called “Enterprise.”
Despite these assertions, mountains of hard evidence point
in a different direction including an entry from North's own diary
which shows his knowledge of Cocaine shipments.
stark contrast to these denials, Tatum says North's "Enterprise"
not only set-up the Cocaine factories, "ran" the Colombian
cartels but were also responsible for master-minding the massive shipments
of narcotics into the US. Significantly,
he is not alone in making these accusations.
A number of those involved in Col. North's operations have
subsequently come forward and spilled the beans.
Almost all of these "whistle-blowers" have been hounded
and jailed. Some have
died, whilst others have fled.
The whole Contra thing, Tatum states, was also being used by
an extremely covert group called Pegasus.
February 1985, Tatum was piloting "Dustoff" (Medevac) flights
for the US Army's 3/498th Medical Company, stationed at Fort Stewart,
Georgia. Two flight crews,
including Tatum's, were transferred to Palmerola Air Base, Honduras.
Each flight consisted of a Pilot, co-pilot, medic and crew
chief. Once familiarised
they assumed the Medevac mission for Joint Task Force Bravo.
In 1984, he had
previously infiltrated the 3/498th on the instructions of Lt. Col.
Oliver North - who had established contact under the code-name “Jake”
(North had “control” of the 160th air wing and was also
deeply involved with the tactical planning of “black ops” missions
in the Grenada invasion).
15 February 1995, during a flight to La Cieba, Honduras, he was instructed
to contact his local "handler" - Major Felix Rodriguez -
later to prove a major figure in the Iran-Contra investigation. Rodriguez informed Tatum that in addition to his Army "Medevac"
duties he was to support covert "Pegasus" missions.
These, he was told, would take priority over his other duties.
He was also given his "chain of command;" three individuals
- any of whom could authorise Pegasus missions.
addition to Oliver North and Felix Rodriguez, Tatum would, henceforward,
take orders from Amiram Nir, a former Mossad agent and Advisor to
Vice President Bush. Aviation
support for Pegasus missions operated out of Ilapongo airbase, Honduras
(home of the CIA proprietary airline Corporate Air Services) plus
numerous Contra camps located in the jungles and mountains along the
Honduras/Nicaragua border. A
common feature of all future Pegasus missions was the transport "of
large white coolers in and out of the Contra camps."
26 February 1985, Tatum and his crew were instructed to fly two individuals
to one of the larger Contra camps on the Honduran border.
His flight log lists the names of the two individuals as Bill Cooper and Buzz
Sawyer - both of whom worked for Corporate Air Services.
Following a meeting between the CIA agents and Contra leaders,
Tatum was given a sealed cooler marked "Vaccine" weighing
approximately 200 lbs and instructed to deliver it to a USAF C 130
transport plane at La Mesa airport, Honduras.
Two crew members off-loading the cooler accidentally dropped
it breaking the seal. Inside
was over 100 bags of Cocaine.
Tatum resealed the cooler and later watched as it was transferred
aboard the C-130 outward bound for Panama.
his return to Palmerola Air Base, Tatum phoned Col. North advising
him of his discovery. North
replied that it was "a trophy of war" and that the "Sandinistas
are manufacturing Cocaine and selling it to fund the military." North closed the conversation by saying that "the Cocaine
was bound for the world courts as evidence" against the Sandinistas.
whole incident struck him as odd and strongly reminded him of earlier
missions dating back to 1983-4 when he was stationed at Fort Campbell,
Kentucky, as a Special Operations Pilot.
Regularly he would tranship white coolers marked as "medical
supplies" to Little Rock Air Force Base, Arkansas.
On two occasions he carried similar coolers to Mena airport,
of medical coolers to Mena were picked up by Dr. Dan Lassater - a
close confidant of then Arkansas Governor, Bill Clinton.
Now almost two years later he decided to document his discovery
to safeguard his "retirement."
Thereafter, all Pegasus flights were documented on the reverse
of his flight logs.
was a difficult time for Tatum, since he had three balls to juggle
at the same time. On
the one hand he was flying classified active duty missions for the
US Army, on the other he was flying CIA missions arranged through
Mil Group A (CIA) - located at the embassy in Tegucigalpa - and thirdly
he was flying Pegasus missions under the control of William Colby,
Oliver North and George Bush following his recruitment into Pegasus
by Colby in 1986,
completed numerous missions during his rotation to Honduras.
Picking up and trans-shipping coolers containing Cocaine was
a regular event. Extraordinarily,
this included infiltrating Nicaraguan airspace (Tatum says it was
not difficult to infiltrate any country and that Foreign Powers
would kill to know how it is done) and landing at Bluefields Airbase
with deliveries for placement aboard USAF C-123's and C-130's.
This was followed by a brief stint to Columbia, where he had
been assigned to assist the Drug Enforcement Agencies "war on
drugs," only to discover the DEA were heavily engaged in narcotics
BOSS HOG LIST
of the most flamboyant individuals involved in the Cocaine trail from
Columbia through Honduras, Panama and on in to the United States,
was Barry Seal. Seal
flew an assortment of aircraft, off-loading shipments of weapons in
South America, and picking up deliveries of Cocaine for his return
flight to the US on behalf of Col. North's "Enterprise."
His primary base of operations was Mena airport, Arkansas.
Seal, a CIA "asset" was later arrested and became
a Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) informer.
Prior to his killing in 1986 - allegedly by a Medellin Cartel
assassination squad in revenge for informing on them - Seal openly
boasted he had information that implicated high government officials
- including then Vice President Bush - in the Enterprise' narcotics
would soon get to meet Barry Seal and become close friends.
Later, after Seal's death Tatum recalled being present during
a meeting between Oliver North, Felix Rodriguez, Amiram Nir and General
Alverez from Honduras, when North stated that Vice President Bush
was going to have his son, Jeb, arrange "something out of Columbia."
This conversation focused on Barry Seal's increasingly notorious
activities. Tatum later
made the connection that he was present when Seal's fate had been
decided. The discussion
also made it clear that VP Bush, Governor Clinton and his three respective
"handlers" were knee-deep in the Cocaine venture and making
a fist load of money.
to all those present, Seal had earlier provided Tatum with a list
of names of those high government officials deeply involved with or
responsible for controlling the narcotics business.
Seal called them the "Boss Hogs."
This has remained a tightly held secret by Tatum until recent
weeks. The list cites the surnames and is re-produced below as I received
it, complete with mis-spellings where they have occurred.
I have appended their full names and titles in brackets where
(Director of Central Intellignece William Casey)
(Clair Elroy George - Head of CIA's Central American Task Force)
(Vice President George Bush)
(Dr. Henry Kissinger, Chmn Kissinger Associates, former US
State, former National Security Adviser)
(General Alexander Haig, former Secretary of State)
(Donald Gregg, former National Security Adviser to VP Bush,
to Korea and alleged joint "controller" of Panama's Manuel
along with William Casey).
(Duane "Dewey" Clarradge, CIA)
(Joseph Fernandez - CIA Costa Rican Station Chief)
(Lt. Col. Oliver North - National Security Council Aide)
(John Singlaub, CIA covert operator)
(William Colby, Director of Central Intelligence 1973-76)
(Richard V. Secord, regarded as a "brilliant" CIA
(William Weld, head of Criminal division, US Justice Department
in "blocking" Senate investigations into narcotics
to testimony of former Senate special investigator, Jack
(Felix Rodriguez, CIA officer with close connection to VP Bush)
(General Peroot, Defence Intelligence Agency)
if not all, of these names are readily familiar to Contragate investigators
and journalists covering this story.
Allegations regarding the involvement of former President George
Bush in the Cocaine business are by no means new - they abound in
plentiful supply. The
fact that Bush pardoned a number of his closest advisors - who faced
criminal prosecution and possible jail - late on Christmas eve 1992,
just weeks before Bill Clinton's inaugeration, left a sour taste in
the mouths of many. If
prosecuted they clearly would've fingered the President himself.
- DIRTY MONEY LAUNDERING
Tatum's story takes us even further along the dark road of power,
greed, and corruption. During
l986, he had left Honduras and set up a money laundering business
in Watertown, New York State - close to the home base of the Army's
10th Mountain Division at Fort Drum.
The location was chosen with care.
With access to Fort Drum's telephone lines for secure communications,
he was assigned a Cherokee 140 helicopter used to ship personnel and
supplies - under radar cover - across the Canadian border.
His tenure with these companies lasted from 1986 through to
1990. This was a pure
was at Watertown, that Tatum was provided with a civilian cover in
the form of three construction companies: American National Home Builders;
American Constructors and American Homes.
Funding was provided by Henry Hyde, Republican politician for
Illinois - well known as the CIA's "black" money-man. Hyde provided a $250,000 line of credit with Key bank, Watertown.
Although Tatum was listed as the President in all three companies,
all were in reality under the control of Ben Whittaker, a lawyer from
Rochester, New York. Whittaker, Tatum says, is closely associated with Tony Wilson
of the Wilson family who owned Xerox Corporation.
They are extremely wealthy and "friends of the Rothschilds
and Rockerfellers." In
addition, he was also closely associated with South Eastern US Investment
Group (SEUS) - an investment bank in Savannah, Gorgia, from 1985 through
to 1989. Another proprietary
he was associated with was Irving Place Development, a service organisation
of Irving Bank and Trust Company.
Cocaine proceeds were laundered through these companies by
an ingenious use of construction loans.
response to a question asking why was the "drug related money"
placed in "Arkansas Colorado and Ohio," Tatum simply explains
that he doesn't know why, adding that "It was being done before
I got there. I assume
banking laws and whether or not Bush had people in his pocket in these
areas." He does explain that the primary figure involved in the laundry
exercise in Arkansas, was "Jack Stevens." Jackson Stevens, owner of Worthen Bank & Trust Company
is closely aligned with President Bill Clinton.
Tatum states that "…Clinton received the cash and divided
it up between Stevens and [Dan] Lasater to clean it up. Stevens company [Worthen bank] was used as the guarantor providing
'warehouse' lines of credit."
this theme in more detail, Tatum explains that the "Enterprise"
were receiving drugs in exchange for the guns they supplied to the
Contra's. The raw product
in the form of coca leaves was supplied by the Colombians and pressed
into large cube-shaped bales and then shipped to Nicaragua and Honduras.
All the "product" was pre-sold and the delivery into
the US "guaranteed."
eventually resulted in the sale proceeds being pre-paid to Panama,
under Noriega's control. Some
of this money was washed through banks and other companies operating
in Panama and elsewhere. The
rest was sent to Arkansas, Ohio and Colorado.
Thereafter, the dirty money was filtered via construction loans
with permanent "takeouts" "arranged by banks and mortgage
lenders." These, in turn, were later sold to Fannie Mae's and Freddie
Mac's - negotiable US Federal securities that are traded globally
on a daily basis. Each
laundry "cycle" lasted from six months to a year.
The result was dirty money transformed into good, clean US
system wasn't arbitrary or accidental.
One initial "test-bed" was a small residential mortgage
lender named Carl I Brown (CIB), in Kansas.
Others were larger and still others became national.
All were ultimately destined to be purchased by a bank (proprietary)
from Japan within a specific time-frame: 1996 - as part of ongoing
Pegasus plans. Eric Brown,
the son of the founder of CIB was heavily involved in these activities.
Three additional companies were involved to Tatum's knowledge:
US Homes, Pulte Homes and Richmond Homes.
All became very successful, providing "The American Dream
- as VP Bush put it in a meeting in 1987."
- ASSASSINATION & NEUTRALIZATION
has gone into considerable additional detail regarding the role of
Pegasus as he knew it. He
believes Pegasus was established during the Eisenhower years as a
secret group inside the CIA to spy on that agency on behalf of the
President. At some point
- believed to be after the assassination of President Kennedy - Pegasus
went AWOL from direct US government control and came under the direction
of an international Board of Directors which Tatum alleges now include
George Bush and Henry Kissinger.
directors of Pegasus meet once a year in secret conclave following
G7 meetings. The group
have "representation" from a number of intelligence agencies
throughout the world. These
included the US Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA), The Central Intelligence
Agency (CIA), Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms (ATF) agents, plus agents
from British, Israeli, Turkish and Danish Intelligence, plus "others
who performed various functions for Pegasus."
The mission of Pegasus, Tatum explains, is " to 'align'
world leaders and financiers to our (US) policies and standards."
of Tatum's Pegasus duties included flying "Archer Teams"
(a four man hit team) in his helicopter to their insertion point. He states that Enrique Bermudez was assassinated in 1991 by
a Pegasus teams, adding he "was shot in the back of the head
while walking down the street… from about 150 yards."
Bermudez, known as "Commander Zero" was the senior
Contra leader. Tatum
received two broken ribs when he came under small arms fire during
the assassination. Following
the Nicaraguan war, Bermudez sought a prominent position in the new
government. Spurned by
President Chamarro, "Commander Zero" tried to pressure Bush
to intercede on his behalf, threatening to expose Bush's role in the
Cocaine trafficking enterprise.
Bush ordered his disposal.
was that of General Augusto (Dr. Gus) Alverez, the "co-operating"
Army Chief of Staff, Honduras.
Alverez was assassinated in 1989, following his demand for
a bigger split of the Cocaine profits.
Tatum also describes his involvement in the assassination of
Amiram Nir - the former Israeli Mossad agent who went under the assumed
name, Pat Weber. Nir
was scheduled to testify to the Senate subcommittee and it was feared
he would reveal the truth. He
perished following the shooting down of his aircraft with missiles
from Tatum's helicopter.
"neutralisations" verge on the bizarre. An individual who must remain nameless for a variety of reasons
- but whose name is known to this writer - underwent an experience
that is both horrific and chilling.
Readers are warned that what follows is not at all pleasant.
For sake of ease we shall call this individual “Mr X” or simply
X was a leader of one of the largest CIA-backed Contra groups.
He recently testified before the US Senate Intelligence Committee.
Formerly, Mr X was a senior executive in a South American subsidiary
of leading US soft drinks corporation.
During his Senate testimony, he denied any knowledge of CIA
involvement in the narcotics trade, adding that condoning such activity
would have been foreign to his way of life.
Not so, says Tatum. Mr
X had been recruited into the CIA by then Director, William Casey,
with the assistance of Oliver North.
1990, when Nicaraguan leader, Daniel Ortega, announced there would
be "free elections," X was ecstatic.
He began jostling for position and asked President Bush ensure
he be given a prominent position in the new government - in return
for his years of toil at the behest of the CIA and the “Enterprise.” The pressure came in a form that Bush could not ignore.
Failure to help
his friend would result in X’s intimate knowledge of Bush's involvement
in the dope trade being made public. His
threat left Bush with a sour taste.
A Pegasus team was assigned to “neutralise” him in early 1990.
Tatum states "fancied himself a lover of women. Tall, large-breasted blondes were his favourite.
It was determined that, if effectively neutralised, [X] could
be an asset. Therefore,
it was decided that intimidation would be used to control [X]."
They choose to use the drug "Scopolamine" which also
went by the nickname "Burundanga" or the "Voodoo drug."
drug is extracted from the pods of a flowering shrub that grows in
remote regions of South America.
In it's processed, powdered form, "Scopolomine" is
"void of smell, void of taste."
When properly administered "it causes absolute obedience,"
without this being "observable by others."
Importantly, the target will not recall any of the events that
occurred during the period they were under the spell of the drug.
In outlining these details, Tatum adds that it is important
to administer the drug in the correct dosage and that he has known
targets to die from too high a dose.
Others have "remained under the influence of Burundanga
for up to three weeks."
Precise dosage can be achieved by liquid ingestion; the powder
being readily soluble. Ingestion
via cigarettes is also an optimum method of ingestion.
It is fast acting and takes no more than 20 minutes to work.
was invited to spend a relaxing week-end at a luxury hotel as a guest
of his friend George Bush. The
evening started with cocktails and was followed by a fine meal. "Nothing but the best were the orders."
Following the meal, he was ushered into the suite of a blonde
“bomb-shell,” supplied by the CIA. A dose of Burundanga had been ingested during pre-dinner cocktails.
host for the week-end was a trusted18 year veteran field intelligence
officer. X was gallant
with the blonde as they both moved into the bedroom where video cameras
were already set-up in one corner.
In short order, the blonde had X standing naked in front of
her, slipping his manhood in her mouth.
All the while the video cameras whirred.
Slowly stripping off, the blonde then instructed X to reciprocate
the favour. Naked, the blonde boasted a large erect penis, saying "now
take it in your mouth,"
He obliged, his love-making recorded 24 frames a second on
celluloid. The male prostitute
was hired, Tatum says, from a bar in New York and killed the same
weeks later, X - wholly unaware of the events of that evening - was
visited in Nicaragua. He
was presented with a copy of the video footage along with instructions.
Tatum says that X can never allow that video to be seen… "Not
only does it reveal his homosexuality, but it also reveals his bestiality
and satanic worship rituals."
As frame after frame flicked by, X wept, forced to watch himself
kill and gut his homosexual lover, and then eat the still warm heart. Neutralised, Mr X became a leading member of the Nicaraguan
government a few short weeks later.
1985, when he first became aware of the Enterprise drug smuggling,
Tatum began collecting documents, audio and video tapes for his "retirement."
He was acutely aware that most deep cover agents do not survive
long in what is a very dirty game at a high-stakes poker table.
When in 1992, President Bush instructed him to "neutralise" Presidential runner Ross Perot, Tatum refused. He turned over a copy of an incriminating tape to President Bush, explaining that it would not be released, providing he, his family and Perot were kept safe. He also told the President that copies of the tape had been placed in six different locations world-wide, and that "if I didn't contact these capsule-holders by a certain time each year, they are to be sent to the addresses on the packaging." He closed the conversation by stating that when he originally "placed the packages, I gave explicit instructions that if I asked for them to be sent back to me, they were to send them to the addresses on the packages." This, Tatum reasoned, would avoid intimidation or torture.
part two we further examine Tatum's extraordinary account of his deep-cover
life in Pegasus: included
will be George Bush's "scope and mission" paper for the
New World Order, which reveals details of the private corporation
that is to be the nucleus of the "international master plan for
world growth and stability."
We also cruise through Tatum's narrative of the "Super
Bills" story - how the CIA provided the Shah of Iran with plates
and equipment to print "perfect" counterfeit $100 bills
and how Pegasus used these in the Iran-Contra scandal.
covered is the hidden story why Colombian Cocaine cartel member Pablo
Escobar was shot and killed; why Panama's Manuel Noriega warranted
a full scale US invasion and imprisonment; and what lay behind the
mysterious 1996 death of former Director of Central Intelligence,
William Colby. Not least
we will examine the shocking role of star prosecution witness Gabriel
Taboada, who was "briefed" by the US Justice department
to ensure Noriega received a long-term jail sentence.
Additional revelations centre on the involvement of President
Clinton and close Clinton confidant, William Barr, in the Mena, Arkansas
Cocaine industry. Accompanying Part Two will be the full list of names,
from 11 countries, of the BOSS
plus other accounts of Tatum's thirty year life as a CIA deep cover
agent and membership of the ultra secret international hit-squad Pegasus.
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