Something that will excite Winston -- who were the shadowy group referenced in emails as 'the family'? Joint working group between Defence, the White House, CIA, etc etc? Is this how the black ops world works? And when I say black ops, I mean just about every piece of American foreign and domestic policy.
The gathering of the Poindexter family was but a brief phase of a history which America would never allow to be revealed to the Lockerbie court.
One surviving email shines light on a particularly dark aspect of the “group think” of the White House team. Naval Officer James Stark worked directly for Poindexter. In an email dated 30th January 1986 Stark put an interesting proposal to Poindexter and National Security Committee co-director Howard Teicher, a working colleague of Cannistraro. Stark looked at opportunities that had arisen to undermine the government of the People's Democratic Republic of Yemen (PDRY), thus offering America a means of extending her control and influence in the region. The subject of the memo was "PDRY Opportunities".
If straight propaganda was not appropriate, then the US should run a “carefully managed disinformation campaign to convince PDRY's neighbours that the Soviets knew of and promoted the rebels from the beginning. This could be combined with indications of similar ominous Soviet activities in each of the target states”. Stark added: "Given the nature of the Soviets, we ought to be able to find a great deal of actual evidence, which can be artfully exploited, and may thus completely avoid the more dangerous course of altering or manufacturing evidence." Thus the reality of how America achieved some of its intelligence objectives. If the only way to succeed was to manufacture evidence, then America would do it.
Then the final touch: "Howard, are you aware of any effort by State [the State Department], USIA [US Intelligence Agency] or CIA to focus on this? If not, I think JMP [John Poindexter] ought to raise it at a family group luncheon." (Our brackets and emphasis).
No record exists of the discussion at that family group luncheon, nor is it known who was present. We must presume that it lay among the six thousand documents deleted by Oliver North. The gathering of the Poindexter family was but a brief phase of a history which America would never allow to be revealed to the Lockerbie court.http://www.lockerbietruth.com/2012/08/a ... us_14.html