The interview of an ex-CIA officer to an American journalist about CIA covert activities in INDIA which included Homi J.Bhaba and Lal bahadur Sashtri’s assassination by CIA.
The CIA is notorious in eliminating people who are perceived to be a threat to America . In that sense, it’s not different from the underworld. Just how ruthless the CIA can be can be appreciated from the shocking admittance of a CIA top gun in the below interview. The man reveals how the CIA killed Dr Homi Bhabha, one of India ‘s greatest ever scientist, and Prime Minister Lal Bahadur Shastri. The article is spine-chilling.
Known as ‘The Crow’ within the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), Robert T. Crowley (‘Bob’ Crowley) joined the CIA at its inception and spent his entire career in the Directorate of Plans, also know as the ‘Department of Dirty Tricks,’ Crowley was one of the tallest man ever to work at the CIA. Born in 1924 and raised in Chicago , Crowley grew to six and a half feet when he entered the U.S. Military Academy at West Point in N.Y. as a cadet in 1943 in the class of 1946. He never graduated, having enlisted in the Army, serving in the Pacific during World War II. He retired from the Army Reserve in 1986 as a lieutenant colonel.
Bob (Robert) Crowley first contacted journalist Gregory Douglas in 1993 and they began a series of long and often very informative telephone conversations that lasted for four years. In 1996, rowley told Douglas that he believed him to be the person that should ultimately tell Crowley ‘s story but only after Crowley ‘s death. Douglas, for his part, became so entranced with some of the material that Crowley began to share with him that he secretly began to record their conversations, later transcribing them word for word, planning to incorporate some, or all, of the material in later publications.
In 1998, when Crowley was slated to go into the hospital for exploratory surgery, he had his son, Greg, ship two large foot lockers of documents to Douglas with the caveat that they were not to be opened until after Crowley ‘s death. These documents, totaled an astonishing 15,000 pages of CIA classified files involving many covert operations, both foreign and domestic, during the Cold War.
While CIA drug running, money-launderings and brutal assassinations are very often strongly rumored and suspected, it has so far not been possible to actually pin them down but it is more than ossible that the publication of the transcribed and detailed Crowley-Douglas conversations will do a great deal towards accomplishing this.
These many transcribed conversations are relatively short because Crowley was a man who tired easily but they make excellent reading. There is an interesting admixture of shocking revelations on the part of the retired CIA official and often rampant anti-social (and very entertaining) activities on the part of Douglas but readers of this new and on-going series are gently reminded to lways look for the truth in the jest!
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JOURNALIST GREGORY DOUGLAS (GD): I am a man of sorrows and acquainted with rage, Robert. How about the Company setting off a small A-bomb in some hitherto harmless country and blaming it on mice.
FORMER CIA OFFICER ROBERT T CROWLEY (RTC): Now that’s something we never did. In fact, we prevented at least one nuclear disaster.
JOURNALIST GREGORY DOUGLAS: What? A humanitarian act? Why, I am astounded, Robert. Do tell me about this.
FORMER CIA OFFICER ROBERT T CROWLEY: Now, now, Gregory, sometimes we can discuss serious business. There were times when we prevented terrible catastrophes and tried to secure more peace. We had trouble, you know, with India back in the 60s when they got uppity and started work on an atomic bomb. Loud mouthed cow-lovers bragging about how clever they were and how they, too, were going to be a great power in the world. The thing is, they were getting into bed with the Russians. Of course, Pakistan was in bed with the ****** so India had to find another bed partner. And we did not want them to have any kind of nuclear weaponry because God knows what they would have done with it. Probably strut their stuff like a Washington nigger with a brass watch. Probably nuke the *****. They’re all a bunch of neo-coons anyway. Oh yes, and their head expert was fully capable of building a bomb and we knew just what he was up to. He was warned several times but what an arrogant prick that one was. Told our people to **** off and then made it clear that no one would stop him and India from getting nuclear parity with the big boys. Loud mouths bring it all down on hemselves. Do you know about any of this.
JOURNALIST GREGORY DOUGLAS: Not my area of interest or expertise. Who is this joker, anyway?
FORMER CIA OFFICER ROBERT T CROWLEY: Was, Gregory, let’s use the past tense if you please. Name was Homi Bhabha. That one was dangerous, believe me. He had an unfortunate accident. He was flying to Vienna to stir up more trouble when his BOEING 707 had a bomb go off in the cargo hold and they all came down on a high mountain way up in the Alps . No real evidence and the world was much fer.
JOURNALIST GREGORY DOUGLAS: Was Bhabha alone on the plane?
FORMER CIA OFFICER ROBERT T CROWLEY: No it was a commercial Air India flight.
JOURNALIST GREGORY DOUGLAS: How many people went down with him?
FORMER CIA OFFICER ROBERT T CROWLEY: Ah, who knows and frankly, who cares?
JOURNALIST GREGORY DOUGLAS: I suppose if I had a relative on the flight I would care.
FORMER CIA OFFICER ROBERT T CROWLEY: Did you?
JOURNALIST GREGORY DOUGLAS: No.
FORMER CIA OFFICER ROBERT T CROWLEY: Then don’t worry about it. We could have blown it up over Vienna but we decided the high mountains were much better for the bits and pieces to come down on. I think a possible death or two among mountain goats is much preferable than bringing down a huge plane right over a big city.
JOURNALIST GREGORY DOUGLAS: I think that there were more than goats, Robert.
FORMER CIA OFFICER ROBERT T CROWLEY: Well, aren’t we being a bleeding-heart today.
JOURNALIST GREGORY DOUGLAS: Now, now, it’s not an observation that is unexpected. Why not send him a box of poisoned candy? Shoot him in the street? Blow up his car? I mean, why ace a whole plane full of people?
FORMER CIA OFFICER ROBERT T CROWLEY: Well, I call it as it see it. At the time, it was our best shot. And we nailed Shastri as well. Another cow-loving rag head. Gregory, you say you don’t know about these people. Believe me, they were close to getting a bomb and so what if they nuked their deadly **** enemies? So what? Too many people in both countries. Breed like rabbits and full of snake-worshipping twits. I don’t for the life of me see what the Brits wanted in India . And then threaten us? They were in the sack with the Russians, I told you. Maybe they could nuke the Panama Canal or Los Angeles . We don’t know that for sure but it is not impossible.
JOURNALIST GREGORY DOUGLAS: Who was Shastri?
FORMER CIA OFFICER ROBERT T CROWLEY: A political type who started the program in the first place. Bhabha was a genius and he could get things done so we aced both of them. And we let certain people there know that there was more where that came from. We should have hit the ****** too, while we were at it but they were a tougher target. Did I tell you about the idea to wipe out Asia ‘s rice rops? We developed a disease that would have wiped rice off the map there and it’s their staple diet. The ******* rice growers here got wind of it and raised such a stink we canned the whole thing. The theory was that the disease could spread around and hurt their pocketbooks. If the Mao people invade Alaska , we can tell the rice people it’s all their fault.
JOURNALIST GREGORY DOUGLAS: I suppose we might make friends with them.
FORMER CIA OFFICER ROBERT T CROWLEY: With the likes of them? Not at all, Gregory. The only thing the Communists understand is brute force. India was quieter after Bhabha croaked. We could never get to Mao but at one time, the Russians and we were discussing the how and when of the project. Oh yes, sometimes we do business with the other side. Probably more than you realize.
JOURNALIST GREGORY DOUGLAS: Now that I know about. High level amorality. They want secrets from us and you give them some of them in return for some of their secrets, doctored of course. That way, both agencies get credit for being clever.
FORMER CIA OFFICER ROBERT T CROWLEY: Well, you’ve been in that game so why be so holy over a bunch of dead ragheads?
JOURNALIST GREGORY DOUGLAS: Were all the passengers Indian atomic scientists?
FORMER CIA OFFICER ROBERT T CROWLEY: Who cares, Gregory? We got the main man and that was all that mattered. You ought not criticize when you don’t have the whole story.
JOURNALIST GREGORY DOUGLAS: Well, there were too many mountain goats running around, anyway. Then might have gotten their hands on some weapons from Atwood and invaded Switzerland .
FORMER CIA OFFICER ROBERT T CROWLEY: You jest but there is truth in what you say. We had such a weight on us, protecting the American people, often from themselves I admit. Many of these stories can never be written, Gregory. And if you try, you had better get your wife to start your car in the morning.
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Source: Homi J. Bhabha – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Dr Homi Jehangir Bhabha died in the Air India Flight 101 air disaster near Mont Blanc in 1966. Conspiracy theories point to a sabotage intended at impeding India ‘s nuclear program, but his eath still remains a mystery. The reason for the conspiracy was primarily the intense pressure by the US and Britain on India not to follow the Chinese – who exploded in 1964 – in testing a nuclear weapon. Dr. Bhabha had the technical expertise but not the political backing to go ahead with a test. His death was also very similar to the death of Enrico Mattei – the Italian oil magnate who also started work on Italy ‘s 1st nuclear reactor and was allegedly killed by the CIA – by sabotaging his private airplane.
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Air India Flight 101 From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Source: Air India Flight 101 – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Air India Flight 101 was a scheduled Air India passenger flight that crashed into Mont Blanc in France on the morning of 24 January 1966.
On the 24th of January 1966 at 0702 UTC, Air India Flight Number 101, a Boeing 707-437 called ‘Kanchenjunga’ crashed on its regular route from Mumbai ( Bombay ) to London via Delhi , Beirut and eneva . The plane was carrying 106 passengers and 11 crew members. It crashed into Glacier des Bossons (Bossons Glacier) on the South West face of Mont Blanc in France . At 4807 meters altitude, Mont Blanc is the highest summit in Western Europe . There were no survivors. It was quickly determined that the pilot had made a navigational error while descending for landing into Geneva .
FLIGHT 101 â 2nd of two similar accidents: It was the second time such an air disaster had occurred on that part of the mountain, both crashes involving aircraft operated by Air India. Earlier on 3rd of November 1950 Air India Super Constellation called the ‘Malabar Princess,’ carrying 48 passengers and crew had crashed in almost exactly the same spot killing all on board.
Sequence of Events
The flight to and takeoff from Beirut were routine, except for a failure of the no. 2 VOR ( VHF Omni-directional Radio Range ). At 07:00 GMT the pilot reported reaching FL190 to Geneva . He was told to maintain that flight level ‘unless able to descend VMC (Visual meteorological conditions) one thousand on top’. The pilot confirmed this and added that they were passing abeam Mont Blanc . The controller noted that the flight wasn’t abeam Mont Blanc yet and radioed ‘you have 5 miles to the Mont Blanc ‘, to which the pilot answered with ‘Roger.’ Flight 101 then started to descend from L190 until it struck the Mont Blanc at an elevation of 15585 feet.
The victims consisted of 106 passengers and 11 crew. One of the victims included chairman of the Indian Atomic Energy Commission Dr Homi Jehangir Bhabha, who was on his way to Vienna. The remaining passengers were Indian nationals, 46 of whom were sailors and 6 were British citizens.
The captain of the Air India Boeing 707, who was one of the airline’s most experienced pilots, had radioed the control tower a few minutes earlier to report that his instruments were working fine and the aircraft was flying at 19,000ft (5,791 metres) – at least 3,000 ft (914 metres) higher than the Mont Blanc summit.
‘The commission concluded that the most likely hypothesis was the following:
a) The pilot-in-command, who knew on leaving Beirut that one of the VORs was unserviceable, miscalculated his position in relation to Mont Blanc and reported his own estimate of this position to the controller; the radar controller noted the error, determined the position of the aircraft correctly and passed a communication to the aircraft which, he believed, would enable it to correct its position.;
b) For want of a sufficiently precise phraseology, the correction was mis-understood by the pilot who, under the mistaken impression that he had passed the ridge leading to the summit and was still at a flight level which afforded sufficient safety clearance over the top of Mont Blanc, continued his descent.’