Allivane International

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Group.png Allivane International
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Founder• Jim Guerin
• Terence Charles Byrne Jr
A CIA/MI6 front company involved in arms deals.

Allivane International was a CIA/MI6 front company involved in arms deals.


JANCOM reports about Allivane International that "The exact circumstances of its creation are shrouded in mystery:"

According to Tim Kelsey in an article published in The Independent newspaper on MONDAY 07 SEPTEMBER 1992 under the heading Company relied on foreign assistance:

“Allivane was founded in 1982 by Jim Guerin, former head of the American arms firm International Signal and Control, and one of his employees, Terence Byrne Jnr. Guerin was jailed earlier this year for 15 years after being convicted of fraud and illegal arms trafficking.”

This is partly corroborated by Terence Charles Byrne Senior who says:

“Allivane Limited and Allivane International Limited were originally set up in 1982 by my son, Terence Charles Byrne Junior, and two of his associates. My son was acting on instructions from William J. Casey, who had been appointed Director of the Central Intelligence Agency in January 1981.”

Whereas the CIA Intelligence Summary states:

“In alliance with MI6, we set up Allivane International, at the core of covert deals with Iraq. Its ultimate owner, Chilean arms dealer Carlos Cardoen, received funds from the UK and played a key role.”[1]

Unrelated company?

Allivane International Corporation was registered in Trenton, New Jersey on January 1, 1985. The company's File Number is listed as 0100247659.[2]


The finance director of Allivane[Who?] admitted to receiving £2 million in commissions.[3]

The Scott Report "described Allivane as a company that ‘between 1985 and 1989 was engaged in very substantial exports of munitions from its place of business in Scotland to a number of countries, including Jordan, Egypt, Saudi Arabia, Portugal and Austria’."[4]

In 1987, Allivane were raided by HM Customs & Excise, along with Astra Explosives and Matrix Churchill.[3]


Related Documents

TitleTypePublication dateAuthor(s)Description
Document:In Defence of the Indefensiblearticle1997David GuyattA critique of the Scott Report on the illegal export of military equipment to Iraq through the 1980's
Document:Maggie's Guilty SecretarticleDecember 2013John Hughes-WilsonA brief resume of the Arms-to-Iraq affair by a former colonel on NATO's international political staff in Brussels. It revisits the abortive rescue of US diplomatic staff held hostage by Iran under President Carter, paving the way for the UK to supply arms to both sides in the soon-to-follow Iran-Iraq war in covert defiance of UN sanctions. The UK establishment has been engaged in a monumental cover-up ever since.
File:LetterStephanKock131289.pdfletter13 December 1989Stephan Adolphus Kock
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