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previously cited the links between Alexander Litvinenko colleague Mario Scaramella,
now under arrest in Italy, and a 22-year CIA veteran based in Miami named Louis
Palumbo's Miami-based security firm, Ackerman & Palumbo,
the forerunner of Incident Management Group (IMG), which has been linked to
Scaramella and his colleague Filippo Marino, was founded in 1977, just after
George H. W. Bush's stint as CIA director.
Recently released CIA documents point to the presence in
Miami of a major CIA front company operation that for some time involved George
H. W. Bush's Zapata Petroleum and Zapata Offshore. In fact, internal CIA memos
from 1975, written at the time Gerald Ford selected Bush to succeed the late
William Colby as CIA director, cite a number of Bush-affiliated front companies
in which CIA veteran Thomas J. Devine was also involved. These include Zapata;
the Wall Street investment firm of Train, Cabot and Associates; and CIA
proprietary firms using the cover names WUSALINE and WUBRINY/LPDICTUM.
The minute Bush was nominated as CIA director by Ford, Miami
was restored as a major center for CIA proprietary operations. The CIA's Miami
station, code-named JM/WAVE, was responsible for planning the 1961 Bay of Pigs
invasion of Cuba, an operation that involved Bush and Zapata.
After Bush's one year stint at Langley, not only did Miami
draw Palumbo, Ted "Blond Ghost" Shackley (who was to assist Bush in
the 1980 October Surprise negotiations with Iran in Paris), and other CIA
officers but Ackerman & Palumbo hired a senior Foreign Service officer who
had been First Secretary of the US Embassy in Paris at the time Bush was in
Paris hammering out the "no hostages for arms" deal.
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