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Anthony Thorne
02-11-2013, 01:21 PM
Cross-posting this worthwhile news from the political assassinations forum. A new 843 pg. book on the assassination of Olof Palme - COUP D'ETAT IN SLOW MOTION: THE MURDER OF OLOF PALME - was published a few weeks ago by Swedish journalist Ole Dammegard. Dammegard has decided to release his book for free online and is accepting Paypal donations on his site if anyone cares to reimburse him, but the book in its entirety is free.


Dammegard's website is here -


http://www.oledammegard.com/
(http://www.oledammegard.com/)

and his site offers a quick and easy download of the book. An hour long interview with Dammegard is below. (The interview doesn't begin till one and a half minutes in, so skip the flashy opening credits of the radio show if you find them disagreeable).

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=plwuqaCnSO0

Peter Lemkin
02-11-2013, 05:08 PM
Poor [apparent] translation..but HOT book. Having worked long ago on the Palme assassination, I find it [after a very slow start just recounting the history of non-investigations] gets to the things I know to be true...that some of the players in Dallas and in Iran-Contra were involved with Bofors and Swedish and other fascist groups in the murder and cover-up of the murder of Palme. Great book...and has some things in it that makes need for some re-evaluation of known facts about Dallas and how the Secret Government did assassinations and coups - as well as whom they used and reused.

.....“But I was dismayed when I heard about the murder”, said
former President of the Soviet Union, Mikhail Gorbachev, in
Dokument Inifrån in 1999. “I had never met him, but I know
about him as a politician who was known all over the world,
and also as a politician who – maybe sooner than everybody
else – acknowledged the dangers to the world.”
“I have no doubt whatsoever that this was a political
murder. My intuition and experience tell me that. It was a commissioned assassination.
A murder like that cannot happen for ordinary reasons. My arguments for this are that
if what this man proposed had been implemented, mighty interests would have been
affected within groups that were not exactly interested in improving the world. For
there were many who utilized the tensions and the arms race, and made huge fortunes
from this.”
“So you have to seek the murderer among Palme’s enemies, and why not then look
among those who were the most dangerous”, commented investigator Alf Andersson.
“They are the ones with power, money, and resources, and this is also where you
find the extreme people. What really nags me is the fact that we have not been able
to examine the political conspiracy against Palme in a satisfactory way. At my own
initiative, I started that kind of investigation, but was opposed by my superiors, and
was given no resources.”.....

[and as we know now...or should, Khrushchev knew the truth of the JFK assassination.....as did Castro...the two Uber Patsies of the original Plot, which had to be abandoned due to mistakes in the execution of Plan A......only the American People were left in the dark!]

Peter Lemkin
02-11-2013, 06:15 PM
....a weird telegram sent on February 25, 1986, with the wording:
Tell our good friend, Bush, that the Swedish tree will be felled.
Three days later, Olof Palme (the palm tree) was dead.
This telegram had been sent from Brazil by the notorious
grand master of P2 (the Italian Freemasons lodge), Licio Gelli,
(see page 486) to Philip Guarino, Freemason, Vice Chairman of
the National Committee of the Republican Party and close associate of Vice President
George Bush. When a Swedish journalist contacted Philip Guarino, he stammered,
“I… I don’t remember any such telegram, but sure I know Gelli.”....Simultaneously, journalist Olle
Alsén found out that former head of the CIA, William Casey, had disclosed the code
name for the Palme assassination: Pantera Uncia (Snow Leopard)

Jan Klimkowski
02-11-2013, 06:18 PM
....a weird telegram sent on February 25, 1986, with the wording:
Tell our good friend, Bush, that the Swedish tree will be felled.
Three days later, Olof Palme (the palm tree) was dead.



A bit early for harvesting your Christmas tree.




This telegram had been sent from Brazil by the notorious
grand master of P2 (the Italian Freemasons lodge), Licio Gelli,
(see page 486) to Philip Guarino, Freemason, Vice Chairman of
the National Committee of the Republican Party and close associate of Vice President
George Bush. When a Swedish journalist contacted Philip Guarino, he stammered,
“I… I don’t remember any such telegram, but sure I know Gelli.”....


Great story.

Is there any corroborating evidence for the existence of the Gelli telegram?

Peter Lemkin
02-11-2013, 06:47 PM
Damn glad I long ago learned speed reading. Just finished book [speed-read 843 pages in three hours]. Damn GREAT book! Will now read at almost normal speed and take notes. Here is his best guess of the mechanics...but, remember, those who directed them were in Nato and in American Intelligence, IMHO..and i believe his.

The time has come to make a compilation of the probable team of assassins who
might have liquidated the Swedish prime minister Olof Palme on February 28, 1986:
∗ Frans Esser (see pages 581 and 602), German agent for South Africa and driver
of escape car, code name Holger, dead in a mysterious car accident
∗ Heine Hüman, German agent for South Africa (see page 603), man with
walkie-talkie, code name Heinz. Probably his villa on 15 Enbärsgränd in
Björklinge was used as a hide-out for the murderer. Probably lives in the
USA
∗ Abdul Kassem, slayer of Olof Palme and a professional assassin, Turkish
Kurd (see page 702)
∗ Craig Williamson, South African agent, super-spy and the brains behind
the operation (see page 585)
∗ Stefano delle Chiaie, Italian mass murderer (see page 456)
∗ Riian Stander, South African agent, probably with walkie-talkie in Gamla
stan (see page 50)
∗ Anthony White, South African agent and responsible for logistics, that is
to say arms, escape cars, etc, possibly the model for the Phantom picture
(see page 593)
∗ Michael Townley, American-Argentine professional assassin and possibly
driver of escape car 3, a red Ford Escort (see page 445)
∗ Leif Tell, Baseball gang member, police officer, with walkie-talkie, code
name Stuart (see page 417)
∗ His colleague Thomas Piltz, with walkie-talkie (see page 417), observed close
to murder site and on bus 43 (see page 85)
∗ Ole Christian Olstad, Norwegian mercenary, observer in Gamla stan and
driver of escape car 2, a white Volvo 244 GL, code name Odd (see page 460).
Deceased.
∗ Stefan Svensson, Baseball gang member, police officer with indoor coordinating
duty (see page 471)
∗ Alf Karlsson, Säpo officer, responsible for Olof Palme’s bodyguards (see
page 724)
∗ Major Ingvar Grundborg, security responsible at Televerket (see page 425)
∗ Roberto Thieme, Argentine professional assassin (see page 460)
∗ C-G Östling, The true spider in the whole web (See pe 460)
∗ Peter Casselton, South African agent and pilot, crushed to death by a driverless
lorry (see page 632), doubtful involvement in the murder.

Jan Klimkowski
02-11-2013, 06:58 PM
Wow - that's an A-Team of Assassins with a couple of Rock Stars: eg Stefano delle Chiaie and Michael Townley.

I seem to remember Richard Brenneke fingering Townley for the Palme hit a few years ago.

Still, that's a lot of Mechanics.

A few too many for my liking...

Jan Klimkowski
02-11-2013, 07:03 PM
Whilst we're at it, Stefano delle Chiaie links to Gladio through Klaus Barbie and the 1969 false flag Piazza Fontana bombing in Milan.

He was of course part of P2.

Jan Klimkowski
02-11-2013, 07:07 PM
....a weird telegram sent on February 25, 1986, with the wording:
Tell our good friend, Bush, that the Swedish tree will be felled.
Three days later, Olof Palme (the palm tree) was dead.



A bit early for harvesting your Christmas tree.




This telegram had been sent from Brazil by the notorious
grand master of P2 (the Italian Freemasons lodge), Licio Gelli,
(see page 486) to Philip Guarino, Freemason, Vice Chairman of
the National Committee of the Republican Party and close associate of Vice President
George Bush. When a Swedish journalist contacted Philip Guarino, he stammered,
“I… I don’t remember any such telegram, but sure I know Gelli.”....


Great story.

Is there any corroborating evidence for the existence of the Gelli telegram?

One of the sources appears to be Richard Brenneke:


Italian probe could mean new woes for: Lt. Col. Oliver North

by Leonardo Servadio and Mark Burdman
Written circa: 1988?
(http://ncoic.com/p2masons.htm)
Developments in Italy during the week of July 23 have raised new questions about the potential involvement of the Iran-Contra mob around Lt. Col. Oliver North, in both the assassination of Swedish Prime Minister Olof Palme and the ensuing coverup. What is emerging in Italy points to that side of the North crowd's misdeeds which has never been brought before an American court and investigated by any U.S. commission.

The tumult in Italy was already brewing since early June, but it became a controversy of international proportions, when the magazine {Panorama} revealed on July 23, that President Francesco Cossiga had sent a letter to Prime Minister Giulio Andreotti on July 5, after having reviewed the content of interviews conducted by Italian state television TG1 journalist Ennio Remondino with former CIA agents Richard Brenneke and Ibrahim Razin. Cossiga wrote that statements contained in the broadcasts were so serious that the government was obliged to look into them immediately, and "if the government were to think that the information had any basis, I think that it should inform the judiciary authority and the Parliamentary Commission on Massacres and, at the level of the bilateral relations, the relevant authorities in the U.S.A. and in Sweden." Otherwise, wrote Cossiga, the journalists who published the information without previously thoroughly checking its validity, should be punished in a most rigorous way.

In late June-early July, the interviews with Brenneke and Razin were broadcast in four parts by TG1. The most explosive element of what they said, was that three days before Swedish Prime Minister Olof Palme was assassinated, Licio Gelli, Grand Master of the Propaganda 2 (P-2) Freemasonic lodge, had sent a telegram to Republican Party representative Philip Guarino, an intimate of George Bush, announcing that "the Swedish tree will be felled." In his sequence, Razin claimed that the text of the telegram exists in the archives of the National Security Agency, and that the FBI has opened an investigation into this. Razin added that he knew of the existence of such a telegram from a high representative of the American mafia, and that Palme was assassinated because he knew about the illegal weapons trade in connection with the Iran-Iraq war. As Brenneke put it, Palme had become a "fly in the ointment" for those responsible for the dirty doings.

Brenneke, in one of his TV sequences, asserted that the P-2 lodge was involved in such a trade. According to Razin, the arms trade was an integral part of agreements reached at the time of the 1980 election campaign between representatives of the Republican ticket of Ronald Reagan and George Bush, and Iranian representatives: The Iranians would guarantee not to release the American hostages before the election was over, so that President Carter would not get the benefit. In exchange, the Republicans allegedly promised to send weapons to Iran after winning the elections. Brenneke said that Gelli was present at the October 1980 meeting in Paris where U.S. and Iranian representatives discussed the whole operation. He also asserted that George Bush, then candidate for the U.S. vice presidency, took part in October 1980 arms-to-Iran discussions in Paris, although not necessarily in the same discussions as Gelli.

Speaking about the CIA-Propaganda-2 contacts, Brenneke said in the interview: "We used the assistance of these people to let money and drugs go in and out of the U.S.A., and to let drugs and money go in and out of Italy. We used them to create situations favorable to the explosion of terrorism in Italy and other European countries at the beginning of the 1970s." Brenneke added that the CIA had financed P-2 to the tune of $1-10 million a month, conduited through foreign-based corporations.

If what Brenneke said is found to be true, it would prove that the CIA, the P-2, and the KGB were working together to run weapons, dope, and destabilizations internationally, given that the KGB involvement in such activities has been amply proven. It would be proven that Palme was killed by the same crowd that ran the Iran-Contra operation and that slandered Lyndon LaRouche's political associates as a coverup for their own dirty dealings. In statements issued July 24 and 25, Virginia 10th District congressional candidate LaRouche identified that this crowd is best known as "Project Democracy," a sub-unit of the U.S. government's National Endowment for Democracy that works closely with the Anti-Defamation League, NBC News, and elements of the U.S. Department of Justice, and FBI, in the operation to have LaRouche and several associates framed up and imprisoned. This Project Democracy apparatus works with powerful forces in Israel and Great Britain.

The Brenneke and Razin statements are not by themselves what is causing tremors internationally, but rather the fact that the President of Italy has urgently demanded that the government clear up the truth of the Palme-Propaganda-2-CIA matter, of the contention that the CIA financed terrorism in Italy, and the matter of U.S. President Bush's name having been raised. Once the fact of Cossiga's letter was made public, the shock effects went way beyond Italy. Many of the newspapers that had jumped on the "LaRouche behind killing of Palme" disinformation in the March 1986 period--such as the {Wiesbadener Kurier} in West Germany and the {Times} in Britain--were now publishing prominent stories featuring in the headlines, the mooted CIA-Propaganda-2 connection to the murder of Palme. On July 24, almost all of the nationally read newspapers in West Germany, and much of the major regional press, were highlighting the story, and it was also getting wide coverage in Sweden and other countries in Europe.

CIA officials have meanwhile furiously denied all the allegations, and have claimed that Brenneke was never in the CIA's employ. But as the Italian daily {Il Giorno} of July 24 underlined, the CIA usually refrains from taking an official position in such circumstances. If they do so now, there must be something really big afoot.
- Some signals to Washington -

In Italy itself, the two Italian magistrates who are investigating the P-2 affair, Francesco Monastero and Elisabetta Cesqui, want to hear testimony from Brenneke and Razin. According to Italian press reports, the two magistrates also want to investigate corporations based in Belgium, Switzerland, and the U.S. that Brenneke said the CIA had used as a channel to finance the P-2 lodge. In the hands of the magistrates are documents which Brenneke gave to journalist Remondino, which are said to include evidence of the connections between the CIA and the lodge.

Meanwhile, P-2 Grand Master Gelli is so distraught, that he has instructed his lawyer to sue Italian state television for billions of liras.

But as seen from Italy, these investigations and legal fights are only part of a broader picture, in which many dark truths are coming to the light of day. Beyond this, they indicate a significant strategic re-thinking going on from inside Italy.

In the days in which the interviews with Razin and Brenneke were broadcast, the Italian press was full of articles concerning the proofs, which are starting to come out in the open, regarding the ties beween Eastern secret services and the international terrorism that was unleashed against all the Western European countries, but in particular against Italy and Germany, during the 1970s. It had just come out that the renowned terrorist "Carlos" was protected by East bloc secret services.

"We want to understand if the terrorists, with the help of the 007s from the East, wanted to stop the process of change in the Communist Party," said Christian Democratic Secretary Arnaldo Forlani, while in Hungary at the end of June. Forlani was referring to the assassination of his party's chairman Aldo Moro, perpetrated by the Red Brigades in June 1978, three months after he was kidnaped. Moro had been working to bring the Italian Communist Party out of Moscow's political control, and for bringing Italy out of the political control of the two superpowers. What might unite the cases of Moro and Palme is that, in different ways, they both were an obstacle to the superpowers' global power-sharing plans.

In this context, the fact that the interviews of Brenneke and Razin came out just as all the media were starting to expose the connections of terrorism with the KGB and the Eastern intelligence services, led some people, especially from Italy's Socialist and Liberal parties, to say that the interviews conducted by Remondino were a smokescreen raised by the Communists in order to divert attention from the Communist role in protecting and steering international terrorism.

In reality, if what Brenneke and Razin stated in their interviews proves true, the picture that would emerge would not necessarily contradict the information concerning the Communist connections to terrorism: rather, it might complete them and provide a wider and more precise picture, bringing to the light a dark world where Eastern and Western secret operations were run for maintaining the status quo against political forces striving for national emancipation. Were this the case, it would be quite coherent that revelations such as those of Razin and Brenneke come up at a time when the "equilibrium of Yalta" is being shaken. ] President Cossiga's letter to Prime Minister Andreotti was written July 5: right after the brodcasts, and just as Andreotti was about to leave for the London NATO summit.

In the days before that summit, there were some provocative signs that the Italian political elite had decided to open up a new era in its relations with the U.S. In June 27 testimony before an Italian parliamentary commission investigating the circumstances of the shooting down of an Italian airliner over Ustica 10 years ago, Adm. Fulvio Martini, the head of Italian military intelligence, was asked about Libya's role in that affair. In response, he noted that Libya's relations with many countries operated in a "gray zone".

For example, he pointed out, the presidential campaign of George Bush received money from Libya indirectly, through royalties paid by Qaddafi into Texas oil companies which supported Bush. Martini's charge of a Bush-Qaddafi link made headlines at the time. He could not have said it, without agreement from senior figures in the Italian political establishment. This was a foretaste of the issues that erupted at the Houston Group of Seven summit on July 9-11. There, it became obvious that significant tensions have emerged between continental Europe and the Anglo-American world, with talk of trade war on everyone's lips. No doubt, the whole skein of Martini's statements, the TG1 interviews, and the Cossiga letter, side by side with the expose@aas of East bloc sponsorship of terrorism, reflects the potential for Italy to shift into a new European orientation in the period ahead. That Italy holds the presidency of the European Community until the end of this year, makes this entire matter all the more important.

Razin's TV statements

{Excerpts of the interchange between Ibrahim Razin and RAI journalist Ennio Remondino, as translated from the Italian transcript:}

Q: Can you give us more details on the telegram from the P-2 announcing the assassination of the Swedish leader Olof Palme?

Razin: During summer 1985 I interrogated a very important leader of the American mafia, whose name I cannot mention, who told me that such a telegram was sent from Gelli to Philip Guarino, at that time one of the most outstanding members of the Republican circle around Bush.

Q: Do you have any precise indication about the existence of the telegram?

Razin: At present the FBI has opened an inquiry on this story. The existence of the telegram is also indicated by the archives of the National Security Agency.

Q: From where was this telegram sent precisely and who got it?

Razin: It left with the signature of Licio Gelli and was addressed to Philip Guarino. It was sent from South America, from one of the southernmost regions of Brazil. According to the most reliable information it was sent by a man called Ortolani on behalf of Licio Gelli or in any case on Gelli's instructions.

Q: What was the exact text of the telegram?

Razin: The telegram said: "Tell our friend that the Swedish palm will be felled".

Q: Why would the Italian P-2 have been involved, interested in the assassination of Palme?

Razin: Sweden was one of the main protagonists of the illegal weapons traffic at the time of the Iran-Iraq war when Palme was prime minister and thus Palme was surely aware of what was happening.

Q: And P-2 was part of this operation?

Razin: Yes, P-2 was at the center, one of the main participants in the illegal arms traffic, which was connected to the drug traffic from the outset. P-2 also made a substantial contribution to the recycling of large amounts of money used for this arms and drugs traffic from one country to another.

Q: And what about the CIA-P-2 relations?

Razin: Suffice it to see how the P-2 was involved with Banco Ambrosiano and with Michele Sindona and how the CIA was involved with them in several financial manipulations. For example, in the United States the big scandal involving the S&L banks is big news. The Texas state prosecutor has found evidence of CIA involvement in the bankruptcy of many of these banks which used illegal funds for their operations. The man who knows a lot about this is Richard Brenneke, a former CIA agent from Oregon.

Q: Do you have more details which could help to clarify why Palme was assassinated?

Razin: I am sure that there are documents on this but it is a different story to see if they are going to come out into the open. I can give you some other collateral details. For example, a week before Palme's death, an agent named Michael Townley was in Stockholm. Townley was involved in the assassination of the Chilean Orlando Letelier, some years ago in Washington. Townley was a political dirty tricks specialist.... It is a definite fact that the weapons traffic had a lot to do [with Palme's death.]
Documentation
President Cossiga's letter

{What follows is a translation of the letter sent on July 3 by Italian President Francesco Cossiga to the head of the government, Giulio Andreotti, as it appeared in all major Italian press on July 26:}

I believe that it is my duty to call your attention to the reports broadcast on TG1 June 28 and 30, and on July 1 and 2, following advance releases put out by the RAI through ANSA [news service]. In these broadcasts, produced by a TG1 journalist, a number of persons have been interviewed, including persons who asserted they had been agents of the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA). The information broadcast in these programs requires, in my judgment, careful evaluation by the Italian government, particularly in consideration of the particular "credibility" that such information has for public opinion in our country and foreign countries, with possible involvement of the responsibility of our government, because it is not credible outside of our country, although true, that a public radio and television service can exist which is not directly responsible to the government or to the parliament. The gravity of the information put in circulation, consists above all in the statement that the terrorism of the 1970s was "ignited"in Italy by the CIA through the P-2 Masonic lodge.

Second, in the asserted participation of the P-2 Masonic lodge, and thus, of Italian citizens, in the "plot" which would have been planned by the CIA to assassinate Olof Palme, then prime minister of the Swedish kingdom. Third, also very serious, is the attribution of responsibility for these criminal actions, in which the P-2 Masonic lodge would have participated, to high level personalities of North American political and institutional life, including the then-representative of the Republican Party, and today the President of an allied and friendly country, the United States of America, George Bush.

If the government should think that such information had any foundation, I believe that it must inform the judiciary authorities and the parliamentary commission on atrocities, and on the level of bilateral relations, the competent authorities in the U.S.A. and the Kingdom of Sweden.

If, on the other hand, the government, after careful evaluation, were to conclude that the information broadcast by the RAI-TV is false or even recklessly provocatory, I think that the government should inform the judiciary authorities of possible penal law violations and undertake necessary measures to find out the managers and personnel of the national TV center responsible.

I would be grateful if you could keep me informed on the initiatives undertaken by the government.
What Brenneke said

{Excerpts from the TG1 interview with ex-CIA agent Richard Brenneke, translated from the Italian transcript. The interviewer is Ennio Remondino.}

Q: Do you know the P-2 directly?

Breneke: Naturally I have known the P-2 since 1969 and I had deals with the P-2 in Europe since that time and I had contact with it also recently, till the beginning of the 1980s. The U.S. government sent money to P-2. In some periods the sum was about Breneke0 million a month.

Q: For what purpose?

Breneke: The CIA money for the P-2 had several aims. One of them was terrorism. Another aim was to get P-2's help to smuggle dope into the U.S.A. from other countries. We used them to create situations favorable to the explosion of terrorism in Italy and in other European countries at the beginning of the 1970s.

Q: Excuse me, but your statements are very serious. You say that the P-2 was a creation, the financial and organizational arm of the CIA to destabilize, to run cover operations in Europe?

Breneke: There is no doubt. The P-2 since the beginning of the 1970s was used for the dope traffic, for destabilization in a covert way. It was done secretly to keep people from knowing about the involvement of the U.S. government. In many cases it was done directly through the offices of the CIA in Rome and in some other cases through CIA centers in other countries.

Q: In what operations was the P-2 (as an extension of the CIA) involved?

Breneke: The P-2 was involved in the operation for which I ended up in court, that is the delay in the liberation of the American hostages in Iran in 1980. Members of P-2 participated in the operation and even attended meetings in Paris and other European cities. The same people were involved in the arms smuggling into Iran which took place after these meetings while there was still an embargo against Iran. The P-2 collaborated with agencies of the American government in sending weapons to Iran after the meeting of 1980.

Q: Do you know Gelli personally?

Breneke: I met him for the first time in 1969-70 and the subject of the discussion was the financing of his organization. I met him several times in the 1970s. I met him in Paris in October 1980 on an important occasion: There was a meeting....

Q: "October Surprise"...

Breneke: "October surprise." The aim of the meeting was to organize the freedom of the hostages after, not before, the elections. The meeting was important because there were Mr. Casey, who later became the head of the CIA, at that time manager of the Reagan-Bush electoral campaign and Donald Gregg, who became ambasssador to South Korea and at that time worked for the CIA and the National Security Council. At the meeting I attended Bush was not there, but Bush was...

Q: President Bush?

Breneke: The present President Bush was at that time a vice presidential candidate. From the information I had, I know that Bush was in Paris in the same days for meetings dealing with the freedom of the hostages and the payment of a ransom for their freedom. Gelli took part in these meetings. I do not know if he attended the same meetings with Bush but he definitely attended the same meetings I attended.

Q: Do you have documentation to prove these very serious accusations?

Breneke: My accusations are very serious and I would not do it without evidence.... Some of these documents were given to the court on the occasion of the trial against me. They are still in the trial record. Some documents I gave to members of the inquiry commission of the U.S. Congress....
Razin's TV statements

{Excerpts of the interchange between Ibrahim Razin and RAI journalist Ennio Remondino, as translated from the Italian transcript:}

Q: Can you give us more details on the telegram from the P-2 announcing the assassination of the Swedish leader Olof Palme?

Razin: During summer 1985 I interrogated a very important leader of the American mafia, whose name I cannot mention, who told me that such a telegram was sent from Gelli to Philip Guarino, at that time one of the most outstanding members of the Republican circle around Bush.

Q: Do you have any precise indication about the existence of the telegram?

Razin: At present the FBI has opened an inquiry on this story. The existence of the telegram is also indicated by the archives of the National Security Agency.

Q: From where was this telegram sent precisely and who got it?

Razin: It left with the signature of Licio Gelli and was addressed to Philip Guarino. It was sent from South America, from one of the southernmost regions of Brazil. According to the most reliable information it was sent by a man called Ortolani on behalf of Licio Gelli or in any case on Gelli's instructions.

Q: What was the exact text of the telegram?

Razin: The telegram said: "Tell our friend that the Swedish palm will be felled."

Q: Why would the Italian P-2 have been involved, interested in the assassination of Palme?

Razin: Sweden was one of the main protagonists of the illegal weapons traffic at the time of the Iran-Iraq war when Palme was prime minister and thus Palme was surely aware of what was happening.

Q: And P-2 was part of this operation?

Razin: Yes, P-2 was at the center, one of the main participants in the illegal arms traffic, which was connected to the drug traffic from the outset. P-2 also made a substantial contribution to the recycling of large amounts of money used for this arms and drugs traffic from one country to another.

Q: And what about the CIA-P-2 relations?

Razin: Suffice it to see how the P-2 was involved with Banco Ambrosiano and with Michele Sindona and how the CIA was involved with them in several financial manipulations. For example, in the United States the big scandal involving the S&L banks is big news. The Texas state prosecutor has found evidence of CIA involvement in the bankruptcy of many of these banks which used illegal funds for their operations. The man who knows a lot about this is Richard Brenneke, a former CIA agent from Oregon.

Q: Do you have more details which could help to clarify why Palme was assassinated?

Razin: I am sure that there are documents on this but it is a different story to see if they are going to come out into the open. I can give you some other collateral details. For example, a week before Palme's death, an agent named Michael Townley was in Stockholm. Townley was involved in the assassination of the Chilean Orlando Letelier, some years ago in Washington. Townley was a political dirty tricks specialist.... It is a definite fact that the weapons traffic had a lot to do [with Palme's death.]







Health warning: the LaRouchies are part of this tangled web.

Peter Lemkin
02-11-2013, 08:12 PM
....a weird telegram sent on February 25, 1986, with the wording:
Tell our good friend, Bush, that the Swedish tree will be felled.
Three days later, Olof Palme (the palm tree) was dead.



A bit early for harvesting your Christmas tree.




This telegram had been sent from Brazil by the notorious
grand master of P2 (the Italian Freemasons lodge), Licio Gelli,
(see page 486) to Philip Guarino, Freemason, Vice Chairman of
the National Committee of the Republican Party and close associate of Vice President
George Bush. When a Swedish journalist contacted Philip Guarino, he stammered,
“I… I don’t remember any such telegram, but sure I know Gelli.”....


Great story.

Is there any corroborating evidence for the existence of the Gelli telegram?

Yes!...its been a long time and many hard drive crashes or attacks since I worked on Palme...but will attempt to locate reference in a few days for you........I'd heard of that long, long ago [when I lived in Stockholm, just near the murder site]. That was also referenced in Henrik Kruger's paper on the Palme murder [which I translated for Kruger from Danish to English...but think I've lost both copies] - and in other research works on the matter.....most, not all, in the Scandinavian languages.

I'm not in the mood to go into LaRouche and his group...but you know they are and are not part of the intel community...used by and declared enemies of.....if they have 'gotten involved' it would be only to muddy the waters - their usual job/intent. I'm not aware they have been big actors in the cover-up. More traditional actors and agencies have been in the USA, Sweden and other countries.IMO

Carsten Wiethoff
02-12-2013, 07:12 AM
This telegram had been sent from Brazil by the notorious
grand master of P2 (the Italian Freemasons lodge), Licio Gelli,
(see page 486) to Philip Guarino, Freemason, Vice Chairman of
the National Committee of the Republican Party and close associate of Vice President
George Bush. When a Swedish journalist contacted Philip Guarino, he stammered,
“I… I don’t remember any such telegram, but sure I know Gelli.”....


Great story.

Is there any corroborating evidence for the existence of the Gelli telegram?

As far as I know the story of the telegram was told to Barbara Honegger by an P2 informant, and published in her book "October Surprise". Meanwhile this is quoted a million times everywhere. I did not hear any dementi by Gelli or anyone else.

Peter Lemkin
02-12-2013, 07:20 AM
This telegram had been sent from Brazil by the notorious
grand master of P2 (the Italian Freemasons lodge), Licio Gelli,
(see page 486) to Philip Guarino, Freemason, Vice Chairman of
the National Committee of the Republican Party and close associate of Vice President
George Bush. When a Swedish journalist contacted Philip Guarino, he stammered,
“I… I don’t remember any such telegram, but sure I know Gelli.”....


Great story.

Is there any corroborating evidence for the existence of the Gelli telegram?

As far as I know the story of the telegram was told to Barbara Honegger by an P2 informant, and published in her book "October Surprise". Meanwhile this is quoted a million times everywhere. I did not hear any dementi by Gelli or anyone else.

It was in Honegger's book, but it also was in an official Swedish investigation report. It is quite complex. See my post on the Palme thread of a few minutes ago.....here. (https://deeppoliticsforum.com/forums/showthread.php?2187-Olof-Palme&p=64459#post64459)

Carsten Wiethoff
02-12-2013, 07:20 AM
From http://www.thelocal.se/9640/20080113/



Olof Palme cooperated with officials from the CIA and U.S. Embassy on several occasions early in his career as a student leader and political activist.
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A declassified U.S. government document shows that Palme passed information to the American Embassy on communist sympathizers in Sweden in 1950.

According to Dagens Nyheter, the CIA was also actively recruiting the young activist as an agent for the U.S. intelligence service.

Palme went on to become one of the most influential figures in Swedish politics, serving twice as Prime Minister, and as leader of the Social Democratic Party from 1969 until his assassination in 1986.

“Olof Palme’s cooperation with the Americans and the CIA was well known throughout the military intelligence service,” said Ingemar Engman, a former employee in Sweden’s secret military intelligence service IB (Informationbyrån).

Palme’s contacts with the U.S. occurred when he was active in student politics and working to build up a western-leaning international student organization as an alternative to the International Union of Students (IUS).

The IUS was thought to be controlled by the Soviet Union.

In a meeting at the U.S. Embassy in Stockholm following his participation in a Prague conference organized by the IUS in 1950, a 23-year old Palme remembered three of names of fellow Swedes who also attended the conference were thought to be Communist activists at the time: Gunnar Claesson, Gunnar Svantesson and Hans Göran Franck.

Prior to the 1950 meeting at the U.S. Embassy, Palme also had well established contacts with the CIA station chief in Stockholm who wanted to recruit Palme as an agent.

According to a 2003 interview with American political scientist Karen Paget, former CIA agent Tom Farmer explained that he and Palme had a good working relationship. However, upon discovering the CIA’s Stockholm station chief’s interest in recruiting Palme, Farmer thought it was a bad idea and that it would merely offend Palme.

Palme was also actively engaged in helping the Swedish military intelligence services during the same period, giving them information about his trips behind the iron curtain as a student leader in the early 1950s. He was also involved in building up the “Stay Behind” network, a top secret Swedish resistance movement trained to be activated in the case of Soviet occupation.

In December 1950, Palme organized a conference in Stockholm which led to the creation of the International Students Conference. The CIA, which was secretly funding the organization, wanted Palme to lead ISC. Palme was more interested in pursuing a career with the Swedish Foreign Ministry, although he was a member of the organization during the ISC’s early years.

Palme’s contacts were generally seen as positive, according to former Swedish intelligence official Engman.

“It was an additional secret channel to the Americans. But Palme was no CIA agent. If anything, his own interests and convictions coincided with American intelligence strategies during those years,” said Engman.

However, according to Palme’s son Mårten Palme, his father was disappointed by the CIA’s involvement in the ISC.

“It’s accurate to say that Olof was inspired early on by American ideals. Not the least when it came to his politics. But he told no one of his contacts with American agents in the 1950s, other than that the CIA had infiltrated the ISC and that this disappointed him,” he said.

Peter Lemkin
02-13-2013, 09:12 AM
Cross-posting this worthwhile news from the political assassinations forum. A new 843 pg. book on the assassination of Olof Palme - COUP D'ETAT IN SLOW MOTION: THE MURDER OF OLOF PALME - was published a few weeks ago by Swedish journalist Ole Dammegard. Dammegard has decided to release his book for free online and is accepting Paypal donations on his site if anyone cares to reimburse him, but the book in its entirety is free. I have uploaded the book to Scribd at the following link:

http://www.scribd.com/doc/124904667/Coup-Detat-in-Slow-Motion-The-Murder-of-Olof-Palme

Dammegard's website is here -

http://www.oledammegard.com/

and an hour long interview with Dammegard is below. (The interview doesn't begin till one and a half minutes in, so skip the flashy opening credits of the radio show if you find them disagreeable).

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=plwuqaCnSO0


Anthony, I'm in contact with Ole. He spent 12 YEARS trying to find a publisher and many more years on the research. While I believe in dissemination of information, I wish you'd not have [or would remove] his ebook from scribd. On his own site one can download/freeload it for free...but at least he has the CHANCE someone will contribute. He's poor....and it being on scribd will not help him get the funds for the past or his hopes for the future [detailed on his website.]. Your intentions may have been well intentioned...but.....

Anthony Thorne
02-13-2013, 10:28 AM
Good point. I (stupidly) hadn't considered that people would obviously be encountering the book on Scribd, and reading it there, without the accompanying notes regarding donations that I'd noted on this forum. I've deleted the book from the Scribd page. Please give Ole my apologies and let him know that I will now just be posting links to his website and his accompanying donations page to help spread word about the book.

Magda Hassan
08-08-2014, 09:57 AM
If any one can post a link to the download of Ole's book it would be appreciated. His web site seems to not be online any more and Anthony's Scribd link iis gone too.

Peter Lemkin
08-08-2014, 10:04 AM
His website is still there: http://lightonconspiracies.com/

Peter Presland
08-09-2014, 06:12 AM
If any one can post a link to the download of Ole's book it would be appreciated. His web site seems to not be online any more and Anthony's Scribd link iis gone too.

It's available on Wikispooks too (https://wikispooks.com/wiki/File:CoupDetatInSlowmotion.pdf)

Worth checking the site for such things. There are over 200 ebooks there now - many not properly catalogued & categorised yet though. A search on a title (or part-title) preceded by "File:" is usually sufficient to find what you're after - if its there.

Magda Hassan
08-09-2014, 06:58 AM
If any one can post a link to the download of Ole's book it would be appreciated. His web site seems to not be online any more and Anthony's Scribd link iis gone too.

It's available on Wikispooks too (https://wikispooks.com/wiki/File:CoupDetatInSlowmotion.pdf)

Worth checking the site for such things. There are over 200 ebooks there now - many not properly catalogued & categorised yet though. A search on a title (or part-title) preceded by "File:" is usually sufficient to find what you're after - if its there.

Thanks Peter. I'll go and have a look for it. I am in need of some new reading material so I'll have a hunt around for some others too. Good to know. ::worship::