In the mid '70s I went to live in Israel. I stayed with my mother's Aunt Regina who was the only survivor from Mother's previous generation.
During that time my father came to live in Israel with his second wife and they settled into the fanciest building in Tel Aviv. That is why I was having a coffee on the street on Dizengoff Avenue, the fanciest street in Tel Aviv.
An older woman I had never met before with a number tattooed on her arm came up to me demanding to know where in Poland my family was from because she could tell by my coloring. I explained who my parents were and she contradicted me and asserted that my mother was long dead in the Holocaust. I told her she was incorrect and that she was an American with children and grand children.
Americans were easy to identify because we were "shiny" and had great teeth.
We talked and I told her that I was among other things, a radio broadcaster although I was in Israel doing archaeological field work. That was when she told me her friend needed a production engineer for his radio station and English language broadcaster with rock and roll knowledge. I told her I was interested and I got the job just on her say so.
The radio station turned out to be the 'Voice of Peace' which was a pirate radio broadcasting ship in international waters in the Mediterranean sea just off the coast of Israel.
Because broadcasting is free and uncensored in the USA I had no idea what I was involved with, especially because the Beatles financed the venture and its significance to them and Europe was lost on me because I did not understand the basic issues of freedom.
Israel was founded as a Marxist state and functioned in Marxist purity until the 1980's when it was on the verge of an economic collapse and reinvented itself as a market economy. The importance of this cannot be understated because without complete freedom there must be coercion to function.
Israel had two state controlled radio stations: 'All Israel 1' and 'All Israel 2'. News was controlled and the music was highly programmed to reflect what the State approved of. David Ben Gurion did not like or approve of television, so it was restricted until the mid '70s when highly curated and censored programming was permitted for a small portion of the day.
On broadcasting freedom Israel split the baby. Print and art and spoken speech were completely free and unregulated. Radio, television and recording were not considered speech. They were electro magnetic impulses and therefore could be regulated by the State.
Why then did Israel Defense Forces not blow the radio ship out of the water? Because in a Marxist State, labor is always striking for something and this was true of 'Israel 1' and 'Israel 2'. When both were on strike then the state controlled radio stations had to shift their program output to the "pirate station" for transmission. Israel practiced a sort of seat of the pants socialism and never claimed intellectual honesty.
The 'Voice of Peace' was started by Abie Nathan, a cantankerous and argumentative person tired of the State of war between Israel and the world. He deduced that everyone wanted freedom and that freedom could unite relatives who should have been together in comity, not infighting over matters of liturgy.
Once I understood these new issues, for me I fully embraced my role in being a pirate for real. I had my job on Kibbutz Lohamei Hagetaot in its Holocaust Museum and my archaeology field work. I also fully embraced my "Americanness" at a time that others were critical of Americans.
Shipboard I was someone who had lived freedom and everyone wanted to understand the abilities that freedom brings to lives. Open and original thinking and not taking no for an answer made me a delight to listen to when I produced American style radio programs.
That is why the day that Mervyn Hagger called me into his office at 'City Digest' and started talking about his youth and listening to the English 'pirates' was so memorable. He was the only one who understood what I understood.
More tomorrow ....
Because this first book in our storyline is primarily based upon the biographical accounts of three people, and because at the time that these events took place none of these three people were looking at events from the standpoint of becoming contributing authors to this work now in progress, the notes being individually kept were primarily circumstantial and by chance, rather than as carefully stored documents. At the time the Internet and its facilities such as newspaper archives and the 'Wayback machine' did not exist, but now they are proving to be invaluable tools in reassembling a record of the past. Court documents are also invaluable for this purpose because evidence recorded was evidence often given under oath. Peer reviewed academic monologues serve a similar purpose if they are created as a result of first-hand knowledge.
So when this storyline reached the point where Genie entered the picture forming as the second member of 'The Trio', we began by asking her to recall from human memory, the life she lived at the time. But because recall can be quite hazy and distorted, it is then necessary to find documentation that either supports the timeline of the narrative, or it makes a correction.
Sometimes that correction involves more than just the timeline when it touches upon more than the primary event, and makes reference to geography and other people involved. Such was the case when Genie began trying to recall the sequence of events that led to her becoming the second member of 'The Trio'.
Looking at a single event through the eyes of one person, when the event concerns more than one person, means that aspects of the event may not be understood until much later when other perceptions of that same event are taken into account as a result of research. This is what we have been doing in the last few days using our unique YesterCode as a guide, while delving into documented archives created by a variety of other authors and stored in many different archives.
Genie's story continues tomorrow ....
In our edition for February 18, 2022 called ''A 'Spooky' YesterPocket", we began to introduce Genie Baskir as the second member of our 'Trio', and then we took an Intermission. We suggest you take another read of that rather lengthy article to provide a lead-in the events that follow in tomorrow's edition.
Hopefully we will be able to resume our storyline tomorrow, because the real back story to what is taking place in the Ukraine with the invasion by Russia, has the same root cause of what is now called 'Climate Change', and in the Nineteen Sixties in the United Kingdom was called 'offshore' or 'pirate' radio. The real story behind the 1964 advent of 'Radio Caroline' took place at the very same time that the North Sea was being carved up to exploit its underwater wealth of oil and gas.
Heading up that exploration was a man who linked to Brown and Root which became part of Halliburton with its base in Texas, and to the structure known as REM island. This story goes back in time to the origins of British Petroleum and the intervention in the affairs of Iran by the British MI6 with assistance from the U.S. CIA during the Nineteen Fifties. Before that it went back to the Texans brought over by Winston Churchill to exploit the oil deposits found in and around Sherwood Forest during World War II.
This is not about 'pop' music!
'Free radio' is 'freedom of the press', and in the current war between Ukraine and Russia no one who has a home in the path of exploding shells and troops firing 'live' ammunition cares about old records being played on the airwaves. People want to know what is really going on, but the airwaves have become merely another weapon of war - just as they were in World War II.
Our storyline will peel back the lies and the distortions to show what has really taken place in the development of broadcasting, and why 'mass media' is so important to 'mass brainwashing' by those firing the shells and bullets.
Right now we are trying to untangle a past which 'The Trio' became part of.
Hopefully we can resume our precursory timeline very shortly.
The childish anoraks who think that playing records is the same as 'freedom of speech' and 'freedom of the airwaves' are no doubt ignoring the war going on between Russia and the Ukraine where propaganda rules. President Putin is shown on YouTube as a very devout Orthodox Christian, but by the same token, the Pope who heads-up the other branch of that pre-Reformation Christian faith, is taking a different view.
Protestant Christian churches who are by no means a uniform body of believers, are split into umpteen different viewpoints and most of these groups are using the medium of broadcasting to spread their polemical interpretations of current affairs - just as Herbert W. Armstrong once funded the offshore (pirate) broadcasting stations off the coast of the United Kingdom in the Nineteen Sixties.
Now that the anoraks have been given a wavelength and the blessing of the UK broadcasting authority for a station they call 'Radio Caroline', they squabble among themselves over which old records should be aired - as if anyone cares - except them. 'Free radio' is not what is being broadcast on Malcolm Smith's 648 station that he calls 'Radio Caroline'. But his childish cult shouts loud in order to drown out the real story which is about the beginnings of North Sea Oil and Gas and Texas interests wrapped up in the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), at the time of the assassination of President John F. Kennedy.
That is the root storyline of our own recital.
But when events are ongoing it is often not apparent what is taking place, and so attention is misplaced. That is our difficulty with the story that we are trying to document. We have to find hard evidence, and too many in academia have backed the telling of a fake story, and now the anorak children are doing the same thing.
The key is in the split from the original 'Radio Caroline' by the Texas interests who created 'Radio London', and although we became a part of the latter story, we are only now able to put the whole story together and present it here in serial form. We hope to resume our own accounts as individual members of 'The Trio' very shortly.
This work is a key to understanding what is going on right now with Russia and the sideline issue of Ukraine.
It is all about oil and gas.
Somehow the USA and the UK which are both awash in oil and gas, were persuaded to turn off their own domestic supplies. The USA has resorted to buying oil from Russia, and the UK which has enormous reserves underground, is pleading with other nations for supplies.
What you don't know is the story of UK oil and gas and World War II. It was pumped by Texans in secrecy under the direction of Winston Churchill.
You also don't know about the overthrow of the government of Iran by the CIA for MI6 on behalf of the company that became British Petroleum whose boss came to London on behalf of Texans and got the Crown to carve-up the North Sea.
You don't know the real story behind REM island and Dutch gas and oil fields, and how this is linked to Texas and the real story behind the creation of 'Radio Caroline'.
Yes, it is also about North Sea oil and gas.
Others won't tell you the details but we will.
But first we have to explain HOW we came to know all of this and WHO we are.
That is the first part of this story.
Meanwhile Russia is distracting the attention of everyone by its extravaganza of mayhem, but is is not the story and neither are those Russian-German pipelines. But what was due to flow through those pipelines is a part of the real story.
This story has never been told anywhere by anyone before, even though fragments of the story have been told in reputable publications as separate events.
Unfortunately the public wants pictures and sensationalism and that is why we will not be adding pictures until we have published the text. This is not something for the anoraks or brain dead sensationalists but for readers who want to learn. Our research has been going on for decades and we have been publishing aspects of what we learned. But what we also learned is not to feed sensationism, so 'no pictures, no mass readers.'
Just because the mass of humanity seems to love wars resulting in mass murder and destruction, does not mean that we have to follow the masses. So we are not. Instead, we hope that you will want to know what the real story is behind the never-ending screams about the oil and gas that powers the world; gives you clothes to wear and a whole lot more.
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These precursory chapters are creating a combined biographical account of primarily three people who form 'The Trio': Mervyn Hagger; Eric Gilder and Genie Baskir. A narrator who is not a part of the actual storyline sequence of events, is the person creating the text.
However, because this is a work in progress, the text within these chapters is always subject to change by movement of content from one chapter to another, and by revision to include additional information. Footnotes, endnotes and other forms of referencing are not included as this stage, but will be added later.
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Ronan O'Rahilly arrived in London during 1961 with £100 in his pocket, or so he repeatedly claimed.
When was this?
The year was 1961 and in January a Russian spy ring is discovered in London and USA President Eisenhower delivers his warning about the 'Industrial-Military Complex' and then John F. Kennedy is sworn in as President; in March the first U.S. Navy Polaris nuclear submarine arrived at Holy Loch in Scotland; in April, Yuri Gagarin orbits the Earth is a crude USSR space ship; Cuba was invaded via its Bay of Pigs; in August the Berlin Wall is built, and in December, Fidel Castro declares that he is a Marxist-Leninist.
At some time during 1961 Ronan O'Rahilly arrived in London with £100 in his pocket, or so he repeatedly claimed.
Then what happened in 1962? In October the Cuban Missile Crisis began a show down to a potential nuclear World War III, and in November President John F. Kennedy agrees to stop blockading Cuba when the USSR agrees to remove its missiles. But what is not admitted is that the CIA is operating a secret base in South Miami under the direction of U.S. Attorney Robert F. Kennedy. The mv 'Olga Patricia' is added to this secret fleet after the mv 'Mi Amigo' is found to be too small for the job at hand. That same month, Manual Artime Buesa is released from a Cuban prison after a massive ransom is paid to Fidel Castro, and then 'BAM' is welcomed back to the USA as a hero by President John F. Kennedy at a crowded ceremony in the Orange Bowl stadium in Miami. Manual Artime Buesa (BAM), will be the go-between Don Pierson and the mv 'Olga Patricia'.
Then in 1963, Allan James Crawford said that he first met Ronan O'Rahilly at the beginning of that year. In June 1963, Ronan O'Rahilly was sent to Houston to negotiate a lease for the radio ship 'Mi Amigo'. He failed. In August, Allan James Crawford registered Project Atlanta Limited in London. On November 22, President Kennedy is murdered in Dallas in front of a huge audience; in December the 'Mi Amigo' left Galveston Island for Portugal, and a few hours later, the mv 'Fredericia' left Copenhagen bound for Rotterdam.
Then on February 28, 1964, a sales called Planet Productions Ltd. was registered in Dublin, on the very same day that Beatrix Miller quit as editor of 'Queen' magazine, and then, in March, Ronan O'Rahilly who showed up in 1961 with £100 in his pocket, suddenly appeared in the press claiming to be the creator of 'Radio Caroline'.
Ronan O'Rahilly shows up in London during 1961 with £100 in his pocket during a period of time when a nuclear World War III is likely to begin at any moment, and yet, by early 1964 he has a radio ship anchored off the southeast coast of England.
Who paid for it?
What is the name of the company that put this venture together?
Who was Ronan O'Rahilly?
The pebble factor causes ripples to radiate in all directions, and this includes the deceitful activities chaired by President Kennedy, and the work of his brother U.S. Attorney General Robert F. Kennedy who presides over a rogue CIA base whose activities nearly result in a nuclear World War III. Ronan O'Rahilly claims to be a fan of both Kennedy brothers who almost destroy the modern world, but Ronan O'Rahilly was as much of a fraud and a fake as the Kennedy brothers.
The fans of Ronan O'Rahilly claim to know everything about the 'Mi Amigo' and the offshore radio ships, but in reality they know nothing, or they are afraid to admit the truth. They never mention Manuel Artime Buesa or his connections to the mv 'Olga Patricia' and Don Pierson's twin offshore radio stations - even though there is documentary evidence to reveal the real story. No, these fans support the wild claims made by Ronan O'Rahilly.
What are those wild claims?
Let's begin with Ronan O'Rahilly showing up in London during 1961 with £100 in his pocket at a time when the world sits on the brink of a nuclear nightmare. Between 1961 and early 1964 he manages to buy a ship called 'Fredericia', as well as radio broadcasting equipment which he imports from the USA, and let's not forget the lawyers who do the paperwork that enables him to register his ship; form a sales company, and the staff he has to hire, and he does all of this after January 1963 when he first met Allan Crawford.
He does all of this with just £100 in his pocket. That was in 1961, but he did not start spending his money until after January 1963 when he first met Allan Crawford, because it was from Crawford that he got hold of plans to start an offshore radio station called 'Caroline', or so he said.
On camera and on British television in the presence of Ronan O'Rahilly in 1964, Jocelyn Stevens said that the plan to start 'Radio Caroline' did not begin until about September or October of 1963, and Ronan O'Rahilly did not contradict him. It makes the miracle of O'Rahilly even more wonderful.
It is almost "Biblical" in the religious sense of the word, because Ronan O'Rahilly took that 'New Testament' story about bread and fish, and translated it into modern terms about a ship and transmitter.
In "September or October" of 1963, Ronan O'Rahilly took that £100 out of his pocket and transformed one hundred Pounds into hundreds of thousands of Pounds by March 1964 and thus he gave birth to 'Radio Caroline'. No wonder that a sham anorak author called his book 'The Radio Caroline Bible'.
Of course that is not the real story behind 'Radio Caroline'.
It was created by an amalgamation of three interests at work: the electrical manufacturing industry; the oil and gas industry, and the publishing industry. It is from within this third category that the spies who spread misinformation are able to manipulate publications as part of their own 'joint ventures'.
Years later, the same story repeats itself with Robert Maxwell's alleged connections to Mossad, and Maxwell's daughter becoming a part of the bizarre world of sexual activities that reach into todays' British Royal Family. But here we are not dealing in generalities, we are dealing in very specific events involving very specific people at a very specific time and place, and all of that brings us back down to earth and the mundane, tedious questions about the origins of 'Radio Caroline'.
It's time to play that 'golden oldie' by Gene McDaniels, only delete the bit about 'clay'.
Ronan O'Rahilly claims to have taken £100 in cash and turned it into hundreds of thousands of Pounds.
No, a lie.
Don Pierson's 'Radio KLIF London' was to be an automation station, but that plan was scuttled. So too were his plans for the automated 'Radio England' and 'Britain Radio'. Strangely enough and maybe not, the person who scuttled that second plan was a person brought in at the last moment to replace the original Program Director. In his own memoirs which are still online, Ben Toney who had been the Program Director for Don Pierson's 'Radio KLIF London', and who later worked with Hagger in the Nineteen Eighties, also resorted to lies and distorted variations of the real story about Don Pierson and Mervyn Hagger.
The original Program Director for 'Radio England' and 'Britain Radio' was Rick Crandall (who abbreviated his last name to Randall). At the very last minute he was replaced by Ron O'Quinn. Again, strangely enough, the first time Hagger began to relate the real story behind this twin station misadventure, Ron O'Quinn who then spent years playing a part originally scripted by Ronan O'Rahilly as a front man, then popped-up years after the event to physically threaten Hagger. Claiming to be a former Green Beret or the equivalent, he seemed agitated that someone was investigating this story and finding discrepancies in what everyone had been told as the true story, and what was the real story. It seems to be a matter of vanity by puffery in order to satisfy a feeling of self-importance, that Ron O'Quinn did not want the real story to be told by anyone at any time.
But it was Ron O'Quinn who became part of a second team that scuttled Don Pierson's business venture for an automated broadcasting station. Because of 'Quinn's intervention, once again Pierson's plans for a successful business were doomed by a top-heavy expensive operation that outstripped its ability to create an income. A further nail in that coffin was sealed when the counterpart of Philip Birch signed an exclusive contract with the cinema advertising firm of Pearl and Dean which had recently formed an alliance with the U.S. American Broadcasting Companies (ABC).
As if that was not enough punishment, Don Pierson then used that same ship 'Olga Patricia' to commence the first of two disastrous Freeport ventures, first in Haiti and then in Dominica. We will come to the details of that part of this story in due course. But it was following that episode that Larry West and Mervyn Hagger began their business relationship with Don Pierson by introducing him to Herb Jepko. It is only now that most of the pieces of this gigantic geopolitical story are now coming together and they are being told to the world.