Friday, October 15, 2010



Who is really this Dr. Ferenc Nagy that exercised a leadership position in Permindex? The fact is that this little known individual was an international figure which is recognized to have played a major role on the international scene. 

In 1946, after the war, Ferenc Nagy was elected Prime Minister of Hungary in this country first democratic election.  At the same time, he also acted as Hungarian Minister of Defence. Opposed to Communism, he was forced to resign his position after his 5 years old son was kidnapped, and immigrated to the United States. Shortly after his arrival in the US, Nagy co-wrote an essay on his political career, titled The Struggle behind the Iron Curtain that was published by MacMillan in 1948.  Royalties from this book help him buy a 130 acres farm in Herndon, Virginia.  Those acreages of land, situated West of Washington D.C., gain significantly in value in 1958 when the Eisenhower administration choose to establish what is now Dulles International Airport just West of Herndon.

Ferenc Nagy at left with President Harry Truman, circa 1948
In Washington, Nagy kept important ties with the US government and the CIA during the Cold War.  In 1956, Nagy and the CIA were accused by the Soviets of being behind the Hungarian uprising.  A November 8th 1956 New York Times dispatch reported:         
“Soviet propaganda outlets reported today that the uprising in Hungary has been financed by the Western Powers and that advance plans had been approved by the "highest circles" in the United States.  (…)  The allegation of outside planning and support for the uprising against the Hungarian government was contained in a report from Vienna broadcast by the Moscow radio tonight. This named Ferenc Nagy, former Hungarian premier and [International] Peasant Union leader ..., as the key figure in the supposed plot against the regime.  The report said that Mr. Nagy met with Hungarian emigres in Munich "not long before the beginning of the rebellion in Hungary." He was alleged to have told them that he had just come from the United States where plans for the revolt had been "agreed upon in the highest circles." Mr. Nagy is also alleged to have worked out plans for supporting the revolt with arms and supplies in agreement with "American Organizations."

Such activities are the reason why Nagy was described as “a long-time asset of CIA Deputy Director of Plans, Frank Wisner”, who in 1956 pressured President Eisenhower to intervene in Hungary after URSS intervention.  Wisner was the creator of a CIA’s organization that concentrated on "propaganda, economic warfare; preventive direct action, including sabotage, anti-sabotage, demolition and evacuation measures; subversion against hostile states, including assistance to underground resistance groups, and support of indigenous anti-Communist elements in threatened countries of the free world."  In the 1990s, those kinds of activities will be revealed of being part of the NATO “Stay Behind” operation, after Italian authorities discovered the existence of the Gladio network in this country.

Oddly enough, Permindex was incorporated in Basle in 1956, the same year when Ferenc Nagy travelled to Germany and Switzerland on the eve of the Hungarian uprising.  It is certainly not by pure chance that Nagy, Wisner CIA’s asset, choose this busy period of his life to become one of Permindex’s directors.  In all evidence, Nagy proximity with the CIA and the fact that at the same time he associated with Permindex is enough to let us conclude that Permindex was related to Wisner’s anti-Communist crusade, in as much that it was directed by Nagy, one of CIA’s important collaborators in its anti-Soviet operations.  Also, the facts that the Italian Gladio network was revealed to be coupled with the P2 freemasonic lodge and that Bloomfield described Permindex’s George Mantello as a 33rd degree Freemason, tend to indicate that Permindex may be intricated with the CIA’s Italian Gladio network.

But, if we need a more official and explicite proof of the Nagy-Permindex-CIA linkage we can found it in writing in  a CIA document transmitted to the House Select Committee on Assassination (HSCA) and released by the US National Archives in the middle of the 1990’s.  This CIA’s memo dated 3/24/67 indicated that:
“NAGY, Ferenc, (…) was a cleared contact of the International Organizations Division.  His 201 file (i.e. its CIA personal file) contains a number of references to his association with the World Trade Center.” 
The memo concluded on those words: “The attached documents are related to an investigation of Permindex initiated in 1959.  This was the result of a query from NAGY asking if CIA would be interested in using Permindex in some capacity. The documents did not indicate whether or not CIA decided to use Permindex.” 

(Source for this document: the Mary Ferrel Foundation Web site at : See also ) that make reference to this document and also states that Hunter Leake was the CIA’s contact with Clay Shaw and that “Shaw was official source contacted on 30 occasions between 1949 and 1956.”)
It is hard to believe that the CIA, engaged in an epic battle to counter Communism in Italy, and active in organizing its Gladio network, would say no to "a query from NAGY asking if CIA would be interested in using Permindex in some capacity".  Most probably, "The documents did not indicate whether or not CIA decided to use Permindex” because the answer was to obvious!

After the failure of the Hungarian uprising, Nagy became active in other CIA anti-communist projects, particularly those concerning Latin America and Cuba. Nagy eventually moved to Dallas, Texas where he was residing in 1963, allegedly engaged in anti-Castro activities.

It is worth keeping in mind that Frank Wisner, Ferenc Nagy’s CIA controller, was the superior of William Harvey and Cord Meyer, two of the CIA men that were implicated in the JFK assassination by CIA officer E. Howard Hunt in his death bed confession. In 1962, Bill Harvey, after an important conflict with the Kennedys, was exiled to Italy where he became Chief of Station in Rome. According to Hunt, Harvey organized JFK’s assassination from Rome and recruited Corsican sharpshooters to accomplish the President execution.

To further document the relationship between Nagy-Permindex and the JFK assassination, it is also important to know that Ferenc Nagy was identified as someone that had visited Guy Banister's detective office in New Orleans by Bannister's secretary.  The private eye was an ex-FBI agent that was directing anti-Castro activities in Louisiana and was related to Lee Harvey Oswald and Clay Shaw.

In conclusion, what we now learn from documents of the Bloomfield Archives is that Dr. Nagy was the initiator of contacts with David Rockefeller at the beginning of year 1960, and that Rockefeller did collaborate with Permindex and CMC in order to speed up the development of his World Trade Center organization.

The facts
1) that the Bloomfield letters show Nagy, the CIA “cleared contact”, as an autonomous Permindex decision maker in this relation with such important personality as David Rockefeller;
2) that the ex-Hungarian did offer the Central Intelligence Agency to use Permindex in 1959, tend to demonstrate that Nagy was in command of Permindex and willing to use it to fulfil CIA’s objectives, or those of rogue CIA’s officers like William Harvey.
Thus, if we give credence to E. Howard Hunt’s confession to the effect that Bill Harvey planned the JFK assassination from Rome, the connexion between Clay Shaw and the Roman CMC become of the utmost interest.
According to some reports, Clay Shaw, the New Orleans businessman who was in contact with Lee Harvey Oswald and who was accused by Jim Garrison of conspiracy in the JFK assassination, only joined Rome CMC’s directorship in 1962. There is a strong probability that documents from the Bloomfield Archives dating from years 1961 to 1963 can clarify the circumstances in which Shaw joined CMC and Permindex. But we won’t know before a few years if the Louis Bloomfield Archives contain such information, that because Library and Archives Canada (LAC) --against its donator’s will-- is actually keeping secret the Permindex documents that are less than 50 years old, on pretext that they contain information that are protected by a client-attorney privilege.

This pretext seems quite frivolous when we consider that the above Bloomfield’s letter to Dr. Imfeld was kept secret until 2010 for this same reason. Yet, this letter was sent in Carbon copies (CC) to two other correspondents, and even by a blind CC, that is by hiding to Dr. Imfeld that a secret correspondent was copied on the letter. Furthermore, Dr. Imfeld wasn’t lawyer Bloomfield’s client but one of his associates in Permindex, and Canadian jurisprudence is clear on the effect that documents from a lawyer acting as a company’s associate or manager aren’t protected by professional secret. That any competent archivist could declare such a letter covered by an attorney-client secret is nonsense.

The poor judgement that is at the origin of LAC’s decision to keep secret an important part of the Bloomfield Archives, that could contain information on the activities of Permindex, Ferenc Nagy, and Clay Shaw in years 1961 to 1963, is depriving the world of important information about the JFK assassination.

Just as the Louis Bloomfield Archives —for the first time—documented the relation between Ferenc Nagy’s Permindex and David Rockfeller’s WTC, the other Bloomfield documents kept secret by Library and Archives Canada —against their donator’s will— may well contain exclusive information on the relationship between Ferenc Nagy, Clay Shaw and Permindex. The JFK assassination being definitely one of the most important historic events of the Twentieth Century, it is deplorable that a national historical institution like Library and Archives Canada locks its doors on such documents.


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