Saturday, July 30, 2005

The CIA and terror in the UK

Sunday 15 August 1982 -

During a visit to the United States of America (USA) Martin Smyth, then Ulster Unionist Party (UUP) Member of Parliament (MP), alleged that the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) was involved in Northern Ireland.

Friday 5 November 1982 -

In the United States of America (USA) a court acquitted five men of charges of conspiring to ship arms to the Irish Republican Army (IRA) during 1981. The men used the defence that the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) had approved the shipment of arms.

Richard M. Taus had been a Special Agent for the FBI from 1978 to 1988, during which time he was assigned to organized crime and foreign counter-intelligence operations.

Taus wrote, "Our infamous congressional leaders are either former CIA agents, such as congressman Henry J. Hyde, or stooges for them, such as Arlen Specter, Charles Schumer (now a senator), Alfonse D'Amato and even my own representative, Peter King of Nassau County."

He described discovering that the CIA provided arms to the IRA.

In Defrauding America Rodney Stich mentioned Stephen Crittenden, the head of a covert CIA airline, who described flying a C-130 into Ireland with a load of arms for the IRA.



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