by Michael Salla, Ph.D.
from Examiner Website
On July 13, the New York Times ran a story about the CIA running an assassination squad using U.S military special forces against foreign terrorists without Congressional approval on the orders of former Vice President Dick Cheney.
The Times story confirms claims by Seymour Hersh in March 2009 that an assassination squad had been created that reported directly to Cheney using special forces personnel.
Alleged CIA assassination authorization.
See slideshow below for more images
The covert CIA project was shut down by CIA Director Leon Panetta when he learned of it on June 23.
Details of the project were passed on the next day to the U.S. Congress and led to furor over the reports. A statement by seven members of the House Intelligence Committee concerning the CIA misleading Congress was subsequently released. The covert CIA program allegedly began in 2001 soon after the 911 attacks.
The unfolding revelations of CIA death squads using U.S. military special forces personnel coincides with the online release of video testimony of a former U.S. Navy SEAL who said he was recruited to perform 18 assassination assignments for the CIA. If true, the SEAL’s testimony reveals that covert assassinations predate the 911 attacks, and also targeted U.S. citizens.
Curiously, the assassinations were related to
covert projects Dick Cheney was allegedly involved in when he was Secretary
of Defense for
George H.W. Bush from 1989 to 1993.
He said that targets of the assassination hits even included U.S. citizens.
He described his 18th and final mission as a
sergeant for the U.S. Army Green Berets stationed at the U.S. Embassy in
During his investigation, Stevens was able to confirm Hennessy’s military I.D. and that he was assigned to the CIA performing covert missions. Concerned that O’Ryan/Hennessy may have been part of an intelligence operation to discredit him, Stevens did not release the initial results of his investigation until 2001.
Video testimony of O’Ryan/Hennessy is included in a set of interviews conducted with Stevens currently being released on the internet. In the interviews, Steven’s discussed documents he had in his possession verifying Hennessy’s covert CIA missions.
One document was apparently written on CIA letter head (see above graphic) with instructions for O/Ryan/Hennessy on his last mission. Steven’s read out the document’s contents as follows:
According to Stevens, the document was O’Ryan’s/Hennessy’s final hit order one month before he left his final assignment at a secret facility in Nevada.
Another document is O’Ryan’s/Hennessy’s W-2 salary statement that showed he was earning $74,000 for the CIA. Though only a sergeant he was earning the equivalent of a colonel’s salary at the time. Steven’s was able to confirm that the serial number and code word on the W-2 were active through an anonymous FBI source.
On the video Stevens mistakenly
refers to the salary statement as a W-4, but a copy of the W-2 is clearly
shown (see slide show below) .
One could reasonably argue that such orders, if put on paper, would be done in a more cryptic manner without the CIA logo. This would be consistent with an Assassination Directive that former CIA Director Allen Dulles allegedly drafted in 1961, and was later authorized by a group responsible for covert operations called Majestic-12.
The alleged Dulles’ Assassination Directive used
the cryptic phrase “it should be wet” as a code word for assassinations
designed to protect Majestic-12 operations.
During this time, a series of events occurred
that persuaded those giving shelter to O’Ryan/Hennessy that he was genuinely
being monitored and threatened to return voluntarily to his program.
Eventually, O’Ryan/Hennessy disappeared and has never been heard of again.
It was there that he witnessed Dick Cheney arrive one day for an inspection for a project maintaining the secrecy of which was related to his earlier assassination missions.
from Examiner Website
Drawing of discs inside S-4.
Artist: Agnes Shojack.
Around April 1991, Dick Cheney was taken inside a secret underground facility located in a remote area in Nevada adjacent to Nellis Air Force base to view captured flying saucers and dead extraterrestrial bodies.
The startling claims were made by a former security
guard at the facility who in October 1991 gave his testimony on video. The
guard had documents and photos supporting his claims of working on the
secret facility called S-4.
During the last nine months of his military
service in 1991, he worked at the remote S-4 facility which had stringent
security procedures. It appeared that the isolation and security at S-4
helped assassins hide their trail after missions.
This would only occur when no Russian or other
spy satellites were passing overhead. All testing would stop when satellites
A biologist would regularly
check the fluids to maintain the right temperature and fluid mix to maintain
the bodies. In addition to the photos he showed to two witnesses, O’Ryan/
Hennessy drew pictures in his taped interview describing the facilities.
A supercomputer and photo analysis expert, Jim Dilettoso, allowed O’Ryan/Hennessy to stay at his property for a month.
Dilettoso said O’Ryan/Hennessy showed both him and Gem Cox photographs allegedly taken at S-4. He saw photos of what appeared to be extraterrestrial vehicles, and extraterrestrial bodies in glass tubes. He also saw a photo with Dick Cheney standing on a balcony allegedly inside the S-4 facility viewing the area below with the flying saucers and bodies while O’Connor/Hennessy was allegedly on duty.
Dilettoso also recognized the former Director of
the National Security Agency, Admiral Bobby Ray Inman (USN ret.) as one of
the officials in the photo with Cheney.
The most significant documentary evidence is the W-2 obtained by Stevens (see slide show below). The control number (45851), Employer Identification Number (95-6593572) and Employers State ID (2464423P) were checked and confirmed by Stevens’ FBI contact. According to the FBI contact, O’Ryan/Hennessy had been “deprogrammed and reprogrammed” after being taken back in to covert programs by the CIA and Naval intelligence on various covert assignments.
The W-2 and numbers can be investigated for
Returning from a 1991 Thanksgiving party that O’Ryan/Hennessy attended, Dilettoso found a package at the inside front gate of his ranch. Thinking it was for him, Dilettoso took it. When it was later opened, a severed finger was found along with a threatening note directed at O’Ryan/Hennessy to return photos and other evidence of S-4.
other strange episodes indicating close surveillance by a mysterious group
of people, Dilettoso decided it was time for O’Ryan/Hennessy to leave.
That may explain why George Bush deferred to Cheney during the 2000 Presidential Campaign on a question concerning when UFO information would be released:
Alas, after a tumultuous eight years as
Vice-President, Cheney never chose to disclose anything about his alleged
visit to S-4, and knowledge of extraterrestrial life and technology.