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Peter Stahl aka Gregory Douglas has authored a new book based, what else, on unknown recently discovered secret documents about the assassination of President John F Kennedy. The website of the publisher of this Machwerk provides the following biographical details about the author, below, which we reproduced unedited apart from a few annotations in gray boxes to the right.


The Official Assassination of John F. Kennedy

Gregory Douglas: Regicide - The Official Assassination of John F. Kennedy. With documentation compiled by Robert Crowley, former Assistant Deputy Director for Clandestine Operations of the CIA. 224pp.; hard cover, Smyth-sewn; 4-color dust jacket; individually shrink wrapped; ISBN 1-59148-297-6; 13 oz.; Publication Date: April 2002; Price: US$ 19.95


39 years after the assassination of President John F. Kennedy, the truth finally comes to light:

CROWLEY is another alias of Peter Stahl himself. See too Weber's alert about another mysterious alias, Christopher Crowles.

In 1996, Robert Trumbull Crowley, former Assistant Deputy Director of Clandestine Operations of the CIA, gave documents of his own top secret operations to his friend, historian Gregory Douglas.

After Robert Crowley died in late 2000, Gregory Douglas now begins publishing important sections of the Crowley Papers. This is the first of a series of shocking revelations of the secret plots of top officials of the U.S. government.

"OPERATION ZIPPER" was the code name for the forced removal of John F. Kennedy, President of the United States of America. This operation was implemented with the help, approval, and/or knowledge of the FBI, the Joint Chiefs of Staff of the U.S. Army, and the Vice President Lyndon B. Johnson, under the aegis of the CIA.

Backed-up with documents reproduced in the book, Douglas proves, which individuals plotted to kill John F. Kennedy, why they thought that this assassination was justified, how it was done, who else was involved, and how the cover-up of this major clandestine operation was mounted.

As is well known, the rise of Fidel Castro as communist dictator of Cuba led to a series of very dangerous confrontations with the U.S., for instance the failed Bay of Pigs invasion and the subsequent Cuban Missile Crisis, to name only the best known events.

It is less well-known that both the U.S. Joint Chiefs of Staff and the CIA were plotting to drag the U.S. into open hostilities with Cuba by staging "Cuban aggressions", and to intentionally cause "collateral damage" outside and inside the U.S., in other words: to kill innocent civilians, including U.S. citizens, and blame it on Castro in order to supply a reason for a military invasion of Castro's Cuba.

When U.S. President John F. Kennedy discovered this treasonable program, he intervened and prevented what would certainly have triggered a nuclear world war. In order to prevent another such clandestine intelligence horror, Kennedy felt strongly that it was an urgent necessity to circumvent both the Joint Chiefs of Staff and the CIA who obviously were extremely determined to force a dangerous war on his administration. He and his brother Robert, the Attorney General, decided that any official attempt on their part to establish a rapprochement with the Soviet Union would be doomed to failure by the actions of his own intelligence agencies.

By dealing with the Soviets behind the back of the CIA, John F. Kennedy unwittingly signed his own death sentence, because many high officials within his administration now considered him to be a traitor.

The Author

Gregory Douglas, 59, was born in Colorado. His older brother served in the Counter Intelligence during the Korean war and from him, Gregory became deeply interested in the arcane world of spy-counterspy.


AMAZING, or perhaps not, how the career of "Gregory Douglas" dovetails into and runs parallel with the career of the fraudster and admitted Rodin counterfeiter Peter Stahl. See the July 22, 1981 diary entry describing my first meetings with Stahl, who proudly hinted at his own forging of Rodin statues. He was Peter Stahl then, not Gregory Douglas; they do say you need a good long-term memory to be a successful liar. As for Odilo Globocnig, see Stahl's involvement in furnishing the fake Globocnig documents to Gitta Sereny. It was not Stahl/Douglas who exposed to the authorities the serious mass theft of files from the Berlin Document Center, but I! Stahl's participation appeared, uh, rather to be on the other side of that particular felony.

He has published four works on Hitler's Gestapo Chief, Heinrich Müller (The 1948 Interrogation of Gestapo Chief Heinrich Müller, vols. 1-3, Müller Journals: The Washington Years), which were translated into German, Russian, and Japanese. A fifth volume is in preparation. Müller was hired by the CIA in 1948 and worked for the CIA and the Truman administration to fight Stalinist infiltration in the U.S. It was this Müller who instigated the McCarthy hysteria. The material for these books partly stems from Heinrich Müller himself, who was a friend of the author, and partly from Robert T. Crowley, whose involvement with Gestapo-Müller was confirmed in 2001 by Joseph Trento in his The Secret History of the CIA.

Mr. Douglas is an editor of the 'Military Advisor' magazine, a contributor to historical journals both in the United States and Europe. As an investigative reporter, Mr. Douglas wrote a series of articles on art frauds that resulted in exposure of the notorious Rodin frauds, and was instrumental in uncovering massive thefts from a secure Department of State archive in Berlin in 1995. In 2000, his historical research led him to the discovery of a treasure of gold coins buried beside an Austrian lake by a fleeing Nazi leader, Odilio Globocnik. Presently, Mr. Douglas is working on several other books about recent historical topics, using documents obtained from the late R. T. Crowley, former Assistant Deputy Director of Clandestine Operations for the CIA.


[The website then provides answers to anticipated quesstions, e.g. those below]


"GENUINE?" Ho-ho, in view of the author's track record it seems a highly pertinent question. But note how he cites John Costello as his authority. Costello, a respected if controversial independent historian of the Real History school, had no time for the phoney Peter Stahl, as he frequently told me when he visited me in London. He died tragically, in mid-Atlantic, five years ago and so cannot now expose Stahl for the cynical fraudster that he is.

3. What have you done to verify that the documents reproduced in the book are genuine?

The author G. Douglas became acquainted with Robert Crowley in 1993 through the offices of John Costello, the British writer. When Douglas published his books based on the papers of and interviews with Heinrich Müller, once head of the German Gestapo and latterly a CIA employee, Bob Crowley proved to be most helpful with documents. He had worked with Müller in Washington and said so to a number of Washington officials who hated Douglas' books. Douglas spoke with Bob Crowley at least twice a week from 1993 through 1996. In that year, he went into hospital for exploratory surgery.

This proved to be too great a shock to his system and his short-term memory which was none too good, failed completely. Prior to his hospitalization, Crowley sent Douglas two largish boxes of documents. He did so because if he died on the table, as he feared, he thought that Emily, his charming wife, would not know what to do with his papers. He felt that Douglas could use some, or all, of these in future writing projects. The caveat was that Douglas could not use them until Crowley's death. Bob Crowley died in October of 2000 and the caveat expired.

When Douglas put it about that he had sent him documents, he was visited by an official agency and told that he might get into "serious legal trouble" if he did not promptly give them everything. This threat alone was revealing. G. Douglas responded to this threat by putting a list of CIA people (some 4,000), which Crowley had given to him, up on the Internet. He has not been approached since. Most "questioned document" specialists who are usually approached to verify the authenticity of documents work for the Justice Department. But if the documents shown in the book are genuine, the whole government was behind the Kennedy assassination and can therefore not be trusted. Hence, Douglas bypassed them.


Photocopies -- a familiar Peter Stahl trick. He knows that makes it harder to test the authenticity of documents (though not impossible). Not many people know that on orders of the US Treasury Department, every modern colour copier sold in the US has a digital dot code built into its dot-matrix system which fingerprints its serial-number, i.e. its identity and exposes would-be counterfeiters. Stahl had nothing whatever to do with exposing the infamous Hitler Diaries in 1983.
   Note incidentally his curious preoccupation with typewriter-authenticity. . !

Having been involved in exposing the notorious "Hitler Diary" fraud some years ago, Gregory Douglas had learned that "document specialists" will either authenticate or deny anything they are paid, or told to do. All documents received from R.T. Crowley are photocopies. There are no "originals."

Given that, all an "expert" can do is to verify the origins and time frame of the typewriters used, the originality of the one letterhead (Defense Intelligence Agency) and the signature of the person on the cover letter. To this end, G. Douglas has had several typewriter specialists look at the documents. It is their unanamous opinion that the machines used were of the period. It was also confirmed that Colonel Driscoll was indeed in the position indicated on the cover letter during the time in question and that all of the individuals mentioned in the documents were also in place at the time of the ZIPPER operation.

Additionally, the material contained in these documents is of such a detailed and highly confidential nature as to preclude someone forging them. If the government does not like what G. Douglas publishes, it is for them to prove that the supporting documents are not authentic. This is not the author's responsibility. Also, Douglas ignores statements such as "I just cannot believe this" or "We talked to the widow of so and so and she said her husband could never have been involved in such business."

Statements like these are completely worthless and to be ignored for what they are: self-serving nonsense. Gregory Douglas has shown a number of the Crowley files to friends of his who have served in various U.S. and foreign intelligence organs for years, and not one of them questions the authenticity of the material, although all deplore its revelation to a public that will certainly have no problem with belief.

In the final analysis, it doesn't matter what the official establishment thinks -- if, in fact, they think at all. The American public does not believe controversial matters until they are officially denied in Washington. The publisher's memo is one thing but the matters set forth in the book are not circumstantial. For instance, the official log of the plotters is far more than circumstantial but the key document, a lengthy, signed report by the DIA is most explicit in stating that the CIA killed Kennedy and sets forth their very plausible reasons and evidence. In contrast to the other thousands of authors who wrote books on the assassination of JFK, Gregory Douglas is in the fortunate position of having documentation. If there was any other public documentation, it has been long ago destroyed or hidden. After all, that Imperial British couplet, very popular at the turn of the last century, may be recalled: "Whatever happens, we have got the Maxim gun, which they have not."


4. Why would R.T. Crowley give those documents to you and not to a high profile investigative journalist, like Seymour Hersh?

During the final years of his life, R.T. Crowley was a very lonely person, abandoned by former friends and colleagues. One of the few person he was able to talk to in these years was Gregory Douglas. He was Crowley's last and most loyal friend. By publishing his controversial books on Gestapo Müller, Douglas had furthermore proven to Crowley that this author had the courage to publish historically and politically highly controversial material, writing it according to the documentary evidence instead of bowing, bending and falsifying it on the altar of the political correctness. Finally, Crowley quickly realized that Douglas was highly suspicious of any authority and very sophisticated and experienced in dealing with them, which is a necessary prerequisite if one wants to publish material that the power elite wishes to supress. It was therefore only natural for Crowley to give all his documents to this loyal and skilled friend.


5. Why is this book not published by one of America's major publishing houses?

Major publishing houses have a great deal to lose -- money, reputation, influence, power -- and therefore are very susceptible to official pressure. They also are very often "mainstream" and pay attention to what is wanted or expected from the establishment even without pressure. Gregory Douglas therefore chose a small, dedicated publisher who will be loyal to this project, what ever may happen.

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