View Full Version : Tosh's new book out soon 'Deep Cover Shallow Graves'

Magda Hassan
08-09-2013, 10:14 AM
Deep Cover Shallow Graves scheduled for spring 2014 release 450 pgs 24.95 Amazon Barns Noble.

A Novel
Robert Plumlee

Set in present-day Denver, Colorado this political thriller features former contract pilot and CIA operative, Will Pearson, who shows up for a court-ordered psychiatric appointment with Dr. Yancey. During his appointment, Pearson recounts disturbing dreams of his adventures in America’s most secretive black operations in Cuba, Southeast Asia, the United States, and Mexico.
The most disturbing claim Will made during his first visit to Doctor Yancey concerned his assignment to a secret military team that was sent to Dallas by the Pentagon in November1963. Their objective was to stop the assassination of President John F. Kennedy.
Are Pearson’s dreams real or the figments of an overwrought imagination? The seasoned psychiatrist, Dr. Yancey, skeptical at first, gradually comes to believe his new patient. It also becomes clear that the psychiatrist is more than what he appears to be. Yancey's footprints run deep into the historical sandbox of the CIA and its sinister history. Some shadowy organizations do not want Pearson’s dreams investigated. Scary figures, a fat man and two men in a black car, follow Pearson, and Dr. Yancey makes a strange phone call to the FBI after Pearson’s second visit.

Who or what is behind Pearson’s court-ordered psychiatric visits, and more importantly, why? Does Will Pearson hold the secrets to the greatest conspiracy of the 20th Century? What will happen if he reveals those hidden secrets? Could it lead to the downfall of America’s political structure? Could Will’s confessions and the interruption of his dreams transform American history? The psychiatric Dr. Yancey, will he keep Will’s secrets in trust, or...?

Deep Cover Shallow Graves is Will Pearson’s incredible journey through a 'no--mans' land of government intrigue, espionage, and secret black operations. It is a fifty-year plus odyssey of how a man in his autumn years found Truth, hidden within the dark shadows of his youth; and how finding that truth set him free.

Robert Plumlee is a writer photographer, a photojournalist, whose works have appeared in numerous publications, including Arizona Highways, Outdoor Arizona, Colorado Today, Prospector Magazine, and Aviation Weekly. He is a retired commercial pilot who flew numerous clandestine CIA covert flights in the 1950s through the1960s and into the late eighties. He is a military service connected DAV and lives in Colorado Springs, Colorado with his partner and two lovely dogs.

Jan Klimkowski
08-09-2013, 11:25 AM
A smart way of writing history masquerading as fiction, just a story....

Dawn Meredith
08-09-2013, 01:00 PM
A smart way of writing history masquerading as fiction, just a story....

I agree. I know that Peter and I have been waiting for this book a very long time.

It will be a fun read and wild ride.


Charles Drago
08-09-2013, 02:57 PM
I'll read it with trepidation born of the expectation of tortured prose.

Tosh -- and, I'm guessing, his readers -- would have been better served had he chosen to write non-fiction.

But of course I'll reserve judgment. For now.

Jan is right: history as fiction enjoys the powers to enlighten, persuade, and stimulate deep emotions that are unique to art and that no documentarian, regardless of medium, could ever hope to match.

But the technical and creative challenges inherent in all artistic expressions are almost always beyond the abilities of non-fiction writers to overcome.

Typing isn't writing.

Time will tell.

Jerry Ellis
08-21-2013, 12:38 AM

According to this news item, the book will be released in March 2014

Should be VERY interesting!

Nice to see Plumlee alive and well and kicking.

Phil Dragoo
08-21-2013, 07:33 PM
A friend inquired about "Tosh" Plumlee and when I replied, "Why don't you ask him that when you talk to him next," got all you don't have to be such a wise mouth--what did I do to deserve that, so I explained, the man is not dead, just leery of misrepresentation, but still, willing as Linda Ronstadt once sang.

He sent that lovely marked-up photo to "Bud" Fensterwald in 1981; did I see that among the Anthony DeFiore paper.

He and Sergio--how intriguing. . .

He knows fiction isn't a cloak of invincibility (alas poor George) but

he also smacks the usual loveable liars as making it up

Put on these night-vision goggles and get into the right seat

Bob's your uncle


Magda Hassan
08-22-2013, 03:58 AM
Thanks Magda. These pictures are of me in the early-mid sixties. ... some taken at JMWAVE Miami CIA Station. The reason I asked you to post was because some researchers are ID'ing them wrong, saying they are Frank Sturges... example Berry and the Boys Mexico City photos found in that book. I thought asking forum members to ID might prove interesting in view that the front shot has been proven by forensic and other witnesses.
Here are a few more from Cuban days... Antonio Venciana, Alpha 66 HDQ, Miami and Pablo Duran's Grandson, 1990., and one from my flying for the Forest Service, 1997. The big 50 is approaching and people are saying the pictures are Frank Sturges and that he was in Dallas.... WRONG. The book is coming along slow but steady. I'll send you a copy when its released. You can push it along down there if you like, thanks.... take care Tosh

Peter Lemkin
10-05-2013, 10:47 AM
Two things. Tosh informed me that the book will NOT be out by the 50th as originally planned, but several months after. Second, TP is going to be testifying in Congress soon on what happened in Benghazi!

In an article by Jimm Marrs and an interview on infowars.com with Alex Jones, William Robert “Tosh” Plumlee, a former CIA contract pilot who flew arms and ammunition for the agency as far back as the overthrow of Batista and the 1961 Bay of Pigs Invasion, as well as to Nicaragua during the Iran-Contra scandal, and who testified in 1977 before the Church Committee and in 1990 and 1991 also before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, stated that a high-level NATO official in the Middle East and a good friend who worked with him in Central America, told him that weapons, including stinger missiles, were being transported from Benghazi, Libya, to Syrian rebels, and that Ambassador Chris Stevens opposed this operation.Plumlee reports that he was told that Stevens wrote a number a memos in the 4 weeks or two months before Sept. 11, 2012 on this matter, but was told to stand down.
Plumlee reported that Obama was running large shipments of “high impact” weapons, as well as small arms and ammunition through a network of clandestine CIA safe houses in Turkey and Jordan to the Syrian rebels through a program known as Direct Commercial Sales (DCS). This group operates within the U.S. State Deparment’s Directorate of Defense Trade Controls (DDTC). The DCS program regulates private U.S. companies’ overseas sales of weapons and other defense articles, defense services, and military training.
Plumlee, who reportedly will be testifying before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee next week, demanded that those Stevens’ dispatches to the State Department be released. He also said that by his coming forward, he hoped that others who were the boots on the ground would now come forward and take a risk with him in telling the truth. Plumlee, who is now 76 years old, said that if he were a government employee and he were involved in providing weapons to terrorists, it would be his responsibility to come forward. He concluded the interview by saying, “I want my country back.”

Video here

David Guyatt
10-05-2013, 12:29 PM
Good on Tosh, I say.

Peter Lemkin
10-05-2013, 02:51 PM
I'lltry to explain the best way I know with background that led up to theDoJ and DHS getting involved. On September 24, this year,representatives from one of the investigative committees fromWashington DC, that was involved in the Fast &Furious matter,were to come out to Peterson Air Force Base and talk with me aboutinformation I had received from the Middle East. Thisinformation I had received was from a sensitive military contact fromFt Bliss Texas, who had worked with the Joint US/MX Task Forceoperating inside Mexico previously. (TF-7 operations from 2009-2013;ref article from Narco News June 2010 US has boots on the groundoperating inside Mexico; by Bill Conroy)
Thishigh level military source had recently been reassigned from the MXTF to the Middle East from Ft Bliss, Texas and was in contact with aNATO inspection team and elements within the Syrian Rebels. ThisUC military Intel contact, relayed information to me from his NATOsources about U.S. military weapons being in Rebels hands and werebeing pilfered by radical groups within the Rebels. This Intelteam found out via their sources that some of those weapons had beenobtain from Jordan, and Turkey and had been in storage in CIAcontrolled Safe Houses maintained by private U.S. contractors. These'safe houses' had received these high impact weapons, and othercommunications gear, direct from US stockpiles in the US, allegedlythrough the United States, Direct Commercial Sales program.

Therepresentatives fro DC wanted this information for theirinvestigation and advised me it was a classified matter, classifiedunder National Security statues. This meeting at Peterson AFB, wasconsidered as a fact finding interview only.--other meetings with mewould be held behind close doors in Washington DC at a later date.

AfterI released this background information to various media outlets (ortried to) for my protection and that of the Meddle Eastern crews, whohad relayed the info to me, the Peterson meeting was suddenly calledoff because of the pending government cuts and lay offs, so said theysaid.

Atabout this time a report, unconfirmed from multi sources, that USweapons from Jordan and Turkey, had been found on scene at theBenghazi embassy, after the attack on the compound the year before.

Also about this time Sept. 29 or so, I was advised that the limited information I had previously given to the investigators was going to be turned over to the Department of Justice and Homeland Security for their independent investigation concerning the leaking of National Security matters to media.

Iwas asked by a DoJ, and FBI source how I had obtained thisinformation and from who? I told the Washington sources that Iwas a Journalist and would not divulge my sources. I was told,"We'll see about that". I perceived this as a threatand contacted another Journalist, Jim Marrs who wrote an article andcontacted Inforwars, Alex Jones and the rest is now history.

David Guyatt
10-05-2013, 04:17 PM
To be perfectly honest, I would be astonished had the US not been covertly supplying weapons to Syrian rebels, given all that we know about prior US covert weapons support/operations. I sort of took it for read. But it is good to have facts backing a hypothesis.

Peter Lemkin
10-05-2013, 05:34 PM
Insider Reveals Arms Deals Behind Recent Major Events (http://www.infowars.com/insider-reveals-arms-deals-behind-recent-major-events/)

Jim Marrs
September 23, 2013
http://static.infowars.com/bindnfocom/2013/09/ciaplane.jpg (http://static.infowars.com/bindnfocom/2013/09/ciaplane.jpg)William Robert “Tosh” Plumlee, a former CIA contract pilot, questioned if such arms dealing might be another “off-the-books” covert operation run by the CIA’s Special Tactical Unit akin to the arms-for-drugs deal in Iran-Contra.

Money makes the world go round.
Nowhere is this motto more relevant than in the shadowy world of smuggling weaponry and drugs, not to mention legal arms sales which all too often lead to modern weaponry falling into the hands of America’s worst enemies.
This all becomes evident when dissecting recent events such as the 2011 ouster of Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi, the death of US Border Agent Brian Terry with weapons obtained through the government’s “Fast and Furious” program, the 2012 murder of US Ambassador Christopher Stevens in Benghazi, and the arming of Syrian rebels attacking the government of Syrian President Bashar Assad.
According to various sources, behind all this bloody turmoil lies a program known as Direct Commercial Sales (DCS). This group operates within the US State Department’s Directorate of Defense Trade Controls (DDTC). The DCS program regulates private U.S. companies’ overseas sales of weapons and other defense articles, defense services, and military training. It is separate from the Foreign Military Sales (FMS) program, which manages government-to-government sales. It is within little-known programs such as this that vast sums of money are shuffled through international banks, corporate business and foreign governments.
In a program entitled “Blue Lantern” the DDTC monitors end-use recipients of weapons and services licensed by the State Department provided by Direct Commercial Sales. Some defense industry sources now claim that DCS is “playing both sides against the middle for corporate or political gain.” Such activity has been traced back to operations in Cuba in the 1950s and 60’s, the Iran-Contra Scandal of the Reagan administration and the long-lost War on Drugs. An objective look at this program also lends tremendous support to critics who contend that the United States is the “arms merchant of the world.”
In Blue Lantern reports going back to the early 2000s, it was found that many investigations of end users of weaponry supplied by US firms were “unfavorable,” with arms sometimes ending up in the hands of foreign enemies. Such reports were handed to law enforcement agencies for possible legal action but usually have been dropped for foreign relations considerations.
William Robert “Tosh” Plumlee, a former CIA contract pilot who flew arms and ammunition for the agency as far back as the overthrow of Cuban dictator Fulgencio Batista and the 1961 Bay of Pigs Invasion, questioned if such arms dealing might be another “off-the-books” covert operation run by the CIA’s Special Tactical Unit akin to the arms-for-drugs deal in Iran-Contra and the Cuban Project of the 1950s, in which both Fidel Castro and the Batista Government in Cuba were sold weapons from American stockpiles for corporate profit. Numerous field reports have stated Plumlee flew arms to Nicaragua during the Iran-Contra Scandal. In testimony to the US Senate, Plumlee also said he returned to the US with loads of cocaine during the Reagan years. Recently, Plumlee has worked as a photojournalist along the US-Mexican border and participated in investigations into the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) Fast and Furious sting operation..
Plumlee said he perceives the same type of operations being conducted today in the Middle East. He reported to federal officials large shipments of “High Impact” weapons as well as small arms and ammunition being funneled through a network of clandestine CIA safe houses in Turkey, Jordan, Qatar, Pakistan and other Middle Eastern locations by hired civilians and mercenaries financed by private US corporations and the CIA’s “Black Budget.” Plumlee said he worked with a unit called Task Force Seven under Able Charlie Command headquartered at Ft Bliss, Texas.
According to a recent article in a June 2013 edition of Defense News, the Pentagon’s Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA) informed Congress of $13 billion in potential defense trade. Heading the list was Saudi Arabia with a potential sale of $6.4 billion for a “National Guard modernization program, new Mark V patrol boats and follow-on support for the Royal Saudi Air Force.” Saudi Arabia, home of the bin Ladens, is run by the fundamental Wahhabi sect of Muslims, one of the most vicious opponents of Israel.
Iraq was named as a pre-approved buyer with $4. 7 billion in possible sales which could include a $2.4 billion integrated air defense system and $900 million worth of Stryker vehicles. Other Mid-East potential buyers include Qatar, Libya and Kuwait. According to the DSCA, such sales would “advance US foreign policy and national security interests.”
According to Plumlee, for several years American intelligence agents operating from a number of safe houses in Syria aided in the sale of arms to the Syrian rebels even to the extent of deciding which terrorist gang or commander should receive the weapons as they arrive. The New York Times in March 2013 reported the scale of arms shipments was “very large,” and that the Turkish government exercised oversight over much of the operation. “A conservative estimate of the payload of these flights would be 3,500 tons of military equipment,” stated Hugh Griffiths, an illicit arms transfers monitor for the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute. “The intensity and frequency of these flights are suggestive of a well-planned and coordinated clandestine military logistics operation,” Griffiths added.
On September 17, 2013, the White House announced that President Obama has waived portions of a federal law aimed at preventing arms being sold to terrorist groups. He did this so that the Syrian rebels could legally be supplied weaponry and ammunition. This waiver could prove problematic, according to The Washington Examiner, since a significant portion of the Syrian opposition has been connected to radical Islamic terrorist groups including al Qaeda.
It was only in mid-June 2013 that the White House finally announced that President Obama had authorized “direct military support” to Syrian rebel forces. According to a Reuters news dispatch, “Syrian rebel and political opposition leaders immediately called for anti-aircraft and other sophisticated weaponry. The arrival of thousands of seasoned, Iran-backed Hezbollah Shi’ite fighters to help Assad combat the mainly Sunni rebellion has shifted momentum in the two-year-old war, which the United Nations said … had killed at least 93,000 people.”
A report issued by Watchdog.org revealed that even as the US Senate debated authorizing an air strike against Syria, a number of prominent senators had received large donations from the military-industrial-banking complex. “It is hardly surprising that uber-hawk Sen. John McCain led the way with more than $176,000 in contributions from defense interests,” commented Watchdog’s Eric Boehm. He added that senators indicating approval of the strike resolution received, on average, 83 percent more money from defense contractors than the others.
Several researchers, including Plumlee, have stated the CIA was smuggling weapons from seized Libyan depots to the Syrian rebels even before the 2012 attack on the US embassy in Benghazi. CNN reported the circumstances surrounding the Benghazi were covered up to conceal the arms smuggling, which had been taking place since at least September 2012. US agents were running the operation out of safe houses as well as the Benghazi “annex,” not far from the embassy. The media even has reported CIA has muzzled their employees and foreign ground assets regarding the circumstances of this still-controversial incident.
One allegation is Stevens, the US Ambassador to Libya, along with four other Americans were killed by a heavily-armed group in 2012 in a planned attack designed to prevent them from revealing the arms-for-profit activities there. The Obama administration and the US corporate media claimed the attack was a spontaneous act by Lyban demonstrators against Gaddafi. However, investigations by US groups, including several congressional committees determined the attack was premeditated. Some of Stevens’ colleagues have claimed the ambassador was attempting to buy back Stinger missiles provided to al Qaeda by the State Department during the Libyan civil war in 2011.
“It appears America is again…destabilizing a region, escalating the conflict, all for the sake of corporate and political profit. Is history again repeating itself?” asked Plumlee. “Mainstream media is not allowed to cover these subjects [as] it’s classified a matter of ‘National Security’.”
The Direct Commercial Sales program also involves weapons sales to Central and South America, mostly connected to the War on Drugs, which often have backfired on the US. For example, a federal operation dubbed “Fast and Furious” allowed weapons from the U.S. to pass into the hands of suspected gun smugglers purportedly so they could be traced to Mexican drug cartels. The ATF lost track of hundreds of firearms, many of which have been linked to crimes, including the shooting death of Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry in December2010.
In 2012, Danny Cruz Morones, 24, of Phoenix became the first of 20 Fast and Furious defendants indicted in 2011 for buying high-powered firearms in Arizona to be used by Mexican drug gangs. Morones pled guilty to acting as a “straw purchaser” of weapons, including AK-47 assault rifles, as well as recruiting others to buy the weapons. He was sentenced to 57 months in prison. The Fast and Furious cases were shifted to San Diego after the U.S. attorney’s office in Phoenix recused itself because of its ties to the local ATC office.
According to investigative reporter Bill Conroy writing for Narco News, in 2006-2007 alone the DCS program involved the sale of $3.3 million in ammunition, explosives and ammunition-manufacturing equipment; $11.6 million in semiautomatic rifles and pistols, $518,531 in grenade launchers; $78,251 in explosive projectiles including grenades; and $963,201 in night-vision equipment.
The San Antonio Express News reported Mexican authorities in Reynosa across the border from McAllen, Texas, recently seized the country’s single largest stash of cartel weapons — nearly 300 assault rifles, shoulder-fired grenade launchers and a half million rounds of ammunition.But weeks later, Mexican authorities still have not allowed the ATF access to serial numbers that would help them track down the buyers and traffickers on the U.S. side.
One Blue Lantern report detailed how a Latin American arms dealer served as a front for another company which only existed on paper and provided small arms to “gangs in [a] third country”.
Mexican President Felipe Calderon told the Associated Press in 2009, “…[W]e’ve seized in this two years more than 25,000 weapons and guns, and more than 90 percent of them came from the United States, and I’m talking from missile launchers to machineguns and grenades.”
Conroy said his investigations confirmed that the deadliest weapons now in the hands of Mexican drug gangs came from perfectly legal private-sector arms exports measuring in the billions of dollars and sanctioned persons within the US State Department.
In July 2013, retired United States Border Patrol (http://www.cbp.gov/xp/cgov/border_security/border_patrol) agents, writing on behalf of the National Association of Former Border Patrol Officers (NAFBPO (http://nafbpo.org/)), issued a public letter warning that violent Mexican drug cartels are operating all across the US. In part, the letter noted, “Organized crime on [the] scale we are speaking about cannot exist without political protection.”
Such activities prompted Mexican presidential candidate Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador to complain in a 2009 letter to then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, “You surely know that all of this began when a group of about 30 traffickers of influence and corrupt politicians, using the cover of so-called neoliberal economic policies, took control of the Mexican State…these policies of pillaging that has enriched a minority in an exaggerated and obscene manner …[and] has condemned the Mexican people to exile and survival.”
The arms pipeline begins with the large multinational banks which loan and manages the large sums of money involved. Next, private US arms manufacturers gain licenses from the State Department to sell arms to other nations. But the status of the end use of such weapons then becomes murky. For instance, in Mexico, arms were sold to the government of former President Vicente Fox and then were diverted to drug gangs, such as the violent Zetas, by Mexican soldiers who defected from the military. Plumlee said American agents could not have been unaware of such activities in corruption-ridden Mexico.
Conroy cited a former US Customs Inspector, who requested anonymity, as saying, “I would agree entirely [that] DCS (and DoD gifted, as opposed to DCS sold) weapons are obviously the simplest explanation for the massive rise in the number of fully automatic weapons, grenades, rockets, etc., obtained by the narcotics gangs…That is to say, they are obtaining their weapons from their own, Mexican, government, by various illegal means.”
Plumlee revealed the Zetas have reportedly bought property in the Columbus, NM, border region to stash weapons and other contraband. “From the intel, it appears that a company was set up in Mexico to purchase weapons through the US Direct Commercial Sales Program, and that the company may have had a direct link to the Zetas,” he said. According to US Government statistics, the DCS program has approved more than $4.7 billion in private-sector weapons exports to Mexico since 1996. In 2010 alone, Direct Commercial Sales provided Mexico with $416.5 million worth of weapons and equipment.
Phil Jordan, who served as director of the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration’s El Paso Intelligence Center in 1995, told the El Paso Times the Zetas drug organization shipped large amounts of weapons purchased in the Dallas area through El Paso. However, a spokesperson for the El Paso DEA office said the agency does not have any information about the Zetas operating in the border region.
Recipients of arms sales include the Department of Homeland Security, which, according to mainstream media reports, has been buying millions of rounds of ammunition, much in calibers not used by the US military. Such ammo stockpiling promoted retired United States Army Captain Terry M. Hestilow to write Texas Sen. John Cornyn on Facebook labeling the Obama administration’s recent appropriation of weapons a “bold threat of war” against citizens of the United States of America.

This article was posted: Monday, September 23, 2013 at 12:13 pm

Peter Lemkin
10-09-2013, 06:07 PM
Tosh Plumlee just emailed me that he was just interviewed a second time on Infowars.com for broadcast either later today or soon......a follow-up of his broadcast with Jim Marrs recently [see above].