I have to say that I really don’t understand why this item is not getting a lot more attention than it seems to be – perhaps it’s that a number of us have begun to take it for granted. But it is is truly explosive – on a great many levels.
The basic point is that a former CIA officer has gone on public record talking about an old Agency friend of his, the fellow that actually recruited him. And he identifies that individual as David Phillips, otherwise known as Maurice Bishop. He seems to take this pretty matter a matter of fact, noting relly new. You can see his remark at:
It may be that Mr. Carle is not aware that the HSCA, focused by the researches of investigator Gaeton Fonzi officially and consistently denied that David Phillips or any other of its officers had used that name. Indeed, Director McCone, who at first had thought the name might be one he had heard was adamantly informed by his staff that he was mistaken (even though Fonzi had talked to one of Phillips assistants in Miami who initially acknowledged Bishop’s use of the name). And David Phillips repeatedly and consistently denied use of that name in any fashion. All this is addressed in great detail in Fonzi’s book The Last Investigation and I take the whole matter even further in SWHT.
So, Mr. Carle may not realize that his friend Dave Phillips lied about his use of the name, that his Agency lied about it to its own Director and that in turn a result line of inquiry by the HSA was thwarted (and most definitely not a line that would lave led to Fidel Castro).
Of course there is an alternative, and that would be that Dave Phillips used the name as his own private alias and that his activities under that name – which reportedly included both multiple attempts at political assassinations in Latin America, support for Alpha 66 attacks on Russian targets in direct violation of Agency guidelines and Kennedy administration directives and reportedly, direct contact with Lee Oswald and a number of counter intelligence activities in Mexico City built around Oswald’s activities there.
Given the confirmation of Phillips as Bishop we would seen to have either a) confirmation that individuals within the Agency aggressively covered up a variety of explosive activities by David Phillips under the Bishop name, activities approved by currently unknown senior CIA officers or b) Phillips himself had gone totally rogue as Bishop, pursuing his own projects and Agendas and the Agency apparently had no knowledge of the fact?
Perhaps if we can persuade Mr Carle to let us know exactly when, where and under what conditions his friend used the Bishop name, we can resolve the question – but in either case it appears we have another major incident in which senior CIA officers knowingly liked to not only Congress but to their own superiors?