Vernon A. Walters

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(spook, deep politician)
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BornJanuary 3, 1917
New York City, New York, U.S.
DiedFebruary 10, 2002 (Age 85)
West Palm Beach, Florida
Founder ofThe 61
Member ofCouncil on Foreign Relations/Historical Members, Knights of Malta, The 61
Coupmaster, George H. W. Bush's #2 man in the CIA.

Employment.png Acting Director of Central Intelligence Wikipedia-icon.png

In office
2 July 1973 - 4 September 1973
Preceded byJames R. Schlesinger
Succeeded byWilliam Colby

Vernon A. Walters was a US deep politician and spook whom Russ Baker termed "George H. W. Bush's #2 man in the CIA".[1]. He co-founded Brian Crozier's private intelligence agency, The 61.

Activities

Fiji Coup

Ross Surber of the US Department of State confirmed that Vernon Walters met with Colonel Rabuka in Suva two weeks before the coup in Fiji.[2]. "The conversation was supposedly concerned with Fiji Army forces on UN peace-keeping operations in Lebanon. There have been many independent reports of CIA officers/agents in Suva at the time of the coup. David Robie (New Zealand Outlook July 1987, p43) adds another. He cites CBS news as having identified 11 CIA agents as being present in Fiji at the time of the coup. Evidence for the US embassy in Suva having advance knowledge of the coup is that riot shutters went up at the windows about half an hour before the coup took place."[3]


References

  1. Family of Secrets
  2. Fiji Sun 6 July 1987
  3. Lobster, #15, p.35