The boy who cried Wolfowitz
There's an interesting analysis here which suggests the posts were a backdoor, public yet deniable warning from German intelligence to the Wolfowitz network to back off possible "al Qaeda" attacks in Europe, or factions within the BND and other European intel agencies were prepared to disclose what they know of the complicity of American elements in 9/11. In this understanding the Houston scenario was always unlikely, and the purpose of the posts was to blackmail "the far side of the CIA and Mossad" to leave Germany alone.
The poster makes a good case, and my thoughts had been running along similar lines. That is until I read the latest installment of "The Voice from the White House," and some bells began ringing too loudly for me to ignore any longer.
Ever heard the name Gregory Douglas? He's an author - counterfeiter, really - working on the margins of revisionist history. It doesn't appear his name is genuine, either.
To quote David Irving, Douglas "is the classic Muenchhausen Syndrome type, seeking to attract attention to himself - using names like 'Freiherr von Mollendorf,' and generally living the life of a suave spy, adventurer, and sophisticate."
Other pseudonyms cited by Iriving include "Samuel Prescott Bush," "Christopher Crowles," "Bob Sonderby," "Peter Stahl" and "A. Zackery Mehlis."
He operates under many pseudonyms, but from a police file I saw some years back his real name seems to be Norwood Burch, born March 22, 1930. He reportedly acquired his alias through association with the former "B" movie director Roger Steele in Los Angeles in the 1970s. When he signed onto the Prodigy internet service in 1994 he certainly used a credit card owned by the name "Burch".
For our purposes, lets stick to "Gregory Douglas."
Douglas is the author of a three-volume set of the supposed post-war interrogations of Gestapo Chief Heinrich Müller who, according to official history, vanished without a trace after the fall of Berlin. The books are, it would appear, very good hoaxes. He has also written Regicide, which reproduces alleged documents pertaining to the assassination of John F Kennedy, including a "Summary of Conferences held March - November 1963" by senior military-intelligence conspirators. Regicide as well would appear to be a hoax. (Self disclosure: I paid retail for Regicide, so now it's personal.)
In an email to James Fetzer, Douglas describes how Regicide came about:
Before his death in October of 2000, Robert Crowley, once Deputy Director ofthe CIA's Clandestine Operations, sent me two boxes of documents he feltmight be of assistance to me in my ongoing writings. I had known Crowleysince 1993 and we were in daily contact. He was courteous enough to write aforward to one of my books on Heinrich Muller, once Chief of the GermanGestapo and later a CIA employee.
Crowley was a man who knew where all the bodies were buried and was a good friend of Jim Angleton, head of counter intelligence for the Company,and who removed Angleton's most sensitive files when Angleton was fired from the CIA for illegally reading the mail of U.S. citizens. Some, but certainly not all, of this material will be utilized as Crowley wished it to. The great bulk of his extensive files ended up in the hands of Washington author, Joe Trento who has just written a book on the CIA that contains more material based on the Crowley files.
The material on the Kennedy assassination was directly from the Crowley papers. He kept these devastating, and potentially very dangerous, papers for purposes of self-justification and insurance. Now, what was hidden in his Cathedral Ave. home for years is now in the process of being edited for future publication.
My ambivalence about the book was also manifest by the revision of my review on Amazon.com. Although I initially assigned it a 5-star rating, now I changed that to 1-star. The revised review, which appears on Amazon.com with the date of 30 March 2002, bears the heading, "A fascinating work that appears to be a fraud". My doubts are rooted less in Douglas himself than in the authenticity of the documents upon which his work is based and his odd relationship with their source, Robert T. Crowley, former Deputy Director for Operations of the CIA. According to Douglas, he never actually met Crowley, which I personally find difficult to reconcile with the staggering importance of the information he allegedly entrusted to him. But that is Douglas' story.
The more important grounds for my skepticism include (1) the absence of the original KGB study in the Russian language; (2) the convergence of both the Soviet assessment and the DIA assessment on three-shot scenarios; (3) the very idea of keeping official records of government agencies in collusion on the assassination of a President of the United States; and (4) the very idea that JFK would distribute photographs as sexual momentos to his conquests. It appears to me extremely improbable, when the assassination involved at least 8, 9, or 10 shots fired from at least 6 locations, that neither the Soviets nor the DIA would pick up on numbers greater than 3. That a politician of the intelligence and sophistication of Jack Kennedy would disseminate photos of his liaisons I find extremely difficult--even truly impossible--to believe.
Now here's the first rub: Douglas's Gestapo Chief and Regicide ("a must addition to any conspiracy buff ’s library") are both available for purchase through TBRNews, which also hosts "The Voice from the White House."
The latest installment of the "Voice," dated Dec 27, includes this interesting nod to those who've followed the "German Guy" story:
We have a number of faked IPs that permit government stool pigeons to send out reams of pro-Bush and pro-government propaganda to sympathetic bloggers and right-wing websites. A false vox populi but sometimes effective. Also, the psychology boys are now busy inventing weird conspiracy theories to put out to the boobery to keep their minds off of the growing and deadly disasters now beginning to loom over the heads of the Administration such as the Iraq mess and the even more serious financial crisis about to ruin all of us. (Incidentally, I took all of our savings and put them equally into Canadian dollars and the euro. I am hedging my bets here.)
These bright boys, working with the Rove people, are starting stories about weather control, a new Ice Age, the spread of SARS, Mad Cow (but only in Canada as a way of punishing them for daring to harbor US deserters), weird plots to blow up US cities and so on.
These nut stories seem to have a life of their own on the net and are eagerly accepted while the real plottings can go on behind the scenes. There is no doubt that we are going to have a draft and after that, an invasion of Iran and Syria…if Bush , Rove and the neocons have their collective, evil, way.
I've bitten my tongue for a while now regarding my suspicion that the author of "The Voice from the White House" is actually the counterfeiter Gregory Douglas, because it was nothing but suspicion. (And "The Voice" tells a good story, so it's compelling to believe him a genuine insider, who confirms our worst fears. It has caused many to overlook the uncomfortable fact that TBRNews is a site which supports Holocaust denial.) But the allusion to the "German Guy" story suggests to me he's now tipped his hand.
The works of "Gregory Douglas" and "The Voice from the White House" are both promoted by TBRNews. "Gregory Douglas" and "German Guy" both demonstrate a proficiency in German. The works of all three contain genuine research and hard truths, which help sell the "too good to be true" confirmation of the suspicions of the readers, which appear to be well-crafted fabrications.
Just as Fetzer now calls Regicide "a fascinating work that appears to be a fraud," so I'm tempted to now call the posts of "German Guy." Even so, I believe they remain worthy of some attention, because at the very least they brought to the fore some overlooked concerns that could make fruitful study. (The murder of scientist John Mullen, for one instance.) And, at the very most, well - we still don't really know, do we?
So, should a "Finnish Fellow" or "Latvian Lad" appear, bearing a similarly compelling message, we'll need to pay attention then, too. Better to be wrong and played the fool, than correct but play it cool. Such are the times.