Marilyn MacGruder Barnewall
January 19, 2014
January 12, 2014: Fox News Sunday is usually moderated by Chris Wallace. One week ago today, John Roberts sat in for Wallace and one of the primary topics covered was the death of former Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon.
A panel made up of George Will (Washington Post), Bob Woodward (Washington Post), Karl Rove (GOP political adviser) and Juan Williams (Fox News contributor) was on hand to discuss issues of the day. It was obvious that Sunday's news heads considered the death of former Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon of importance.
Bob Woodward, along with his independent investigative journalist partner of the 1970s, Carl Bernstein (the two co-authored All the President's Men in 1974), is of course famous for his coverage of the destruction of Richard Nixon's presidency via his talks with an intelligence source called “Deep Throat” with whom he or Bernstein met regularly in a dark parking garage. Woodward and Bernstein created the term “Watergate,” and Americans have been calling politically corrupt acts “gate” ever since. We've had Billygate, Briefingate, Contragate, Debategate, Doublebillingsgate, Iraqgate, Koreagate, Nannygate, Travelgate, Troopergate and Whitewatergate. Most recently we have had Benghazi-gate, IRS-Tea Party Gate, Fast and Furious Gate, Voter Fraud Gate, et al, ad nauseum.
Woodward for the first time on a major media source made public on Fox News Sunday a Top Secret agreement signed by President Ronald Reagan... a “finding” that involved Defense Minister (at the time) Ariel Sharon (before Sharon became Prime Minister of Israel). Here's what the Washington Post's Bob Woodward of Watergate fame said:
“I think he was kind of a de Gaulle-like figure in Israel – somebody who defined the nation during certain periods... did a lot of strong things, made some mistakes. What I found interesting during the Reagan years when he was Defense Minister in Israel, he would come to the United States, meet with Bill Casey, the CIA Director, and he persuaded Casey and President Reagan to sign a Top Secret Finding to give $10 million to War Lords that he wanted to deal with in Lebanon. So his influence wasn't just in Israel. It was in this country.”
Woodward was correct that Reagan signed such an agreement. He was wrong as to the purpose of the agreement and the amount of money involved. It was $10 billion, not $10 million and it was to fund a Peace Accord between Israel and Palestine.
Secret Agent Leo Emil Wanta (who is documented as the man who, while serving as President Ronald Reagan's Personal Intelligence Coordinator, brought down the Soviet Union Ruble which led to the fall of the Iron Curtain) worked directly with Director of Central Intelligence, Bill Casey (“Uncle Bill,” as Wanta calls him). So far, Woodward has got the players right. But here's where he went off base: Leo Wanta was given the responsibility for implementing the protocol to which Reagan agreed: $5 billion was to go to Sharon's Israel and $5 billion was to go to Yasser Arafat's Palestinians as part of the Peace Accord.
The subject of the Reagan-Wanta Peace Accord was researched thoroughly and is fully explained in Wanta's biography, WANTA! Black Swan, White Hat (October 2013, Marilyn Barnewall, Kindle at Amazon.com) in Chapter 7.
Because of the huge fortune Wanta had generated in the aftermath of his success in the Soviet Union, others – agent provocateurs – wanted the money and arranged for the Swiss Sûreté to arrest Wanta in Lausanne, Switzerland on the morning of July 7, 1993 while Wanta was having breakfast at the Hotel Au Lac. Secret Agent Leo Emil Wanta who had reported directly to President Ronald Reagan was put in what he describes as “a dungeon” and, with no charges filed against him, was kept there for 134 days.
Then he got a letter from Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin. It arrived at du Bois Prison on November 16, 1993. On November 17, 1993, the Swiss quickly put Wanta on a Swiss Air flight to New York City where he appeared before Federal District Court Magistrate Allyne Ross. Her Honor immediately dismissed all of the phony charges against Wanta. Prime Minister Rabin's letter can be read here.
*NOTE the date the envelope was received by the Prison du Bois in Lausanne: 16 November 1993. Wanta was returned to New York the next day. Copies of his arrival documents via Customs are in my files. After the coded Rabin letter was received, the Swiss wanted no part of Leo Emil Wanta.
Aside from the official Wanta biography which I finished writing in August 2013 and published on Kindle at Amazon.com in October, the best source for a quick overview of what happened during the days of chaos in Wanta World is an article written for NewsWithViews by former Polish intelligence officer David Dastych. Dastych, a very good man, died 18 months after writing this two-part article.
Additional reference is made to Wanta's inability to fund the $10 billion Peace Accord between Israel and Palestine because of his unlawful arrest in Switzerland. On August 15, 2002, Wanta's lawyer, Thomas E. Henry, wrote to Prime Minister Ariel Sharon. The full letter can be viewed here. In short, Mr. Henry informed Prime Minister Sharon that if he reviewed pertinent material concerning the 1992 Peace Accord between Prime Minister Rabin and Yasser Arafat, it would be determined that Ambassador Leo Wanta was orchestrating the funding of Ten Billion United States Dollars to facilitate implementation of the referenced Peace Accord.
Mr. Henry went on to tell Sharon:
“It is further anticipated that a review of this matter would reflect that the funding never occurred. A bizarre range of circumstances resulted in failure to provide funding for the economic implementation portion of the mentioned Peace Accord. If Prime Minister Rabin's records are available in the archives of your government, I believe you will find correspondence to Ambassador Leo Wanta from Prime Minister Rabin via Swiss authorities. This communication would have been in November of 1993...”
The reference to a “bizarre range of circumstances” concerned infringement on internationally recognized treaties, laws, and human rights of Ambassador Wanta. Leo/Lee Wanta does not suggest that the injustice suffered by him over the past many years is directly attributable to his participation in the mentioned Peace Accord. On the other hand, any direct relationship either intentionally or indirectly associated with the Peace Accord funding failure should be of great interest to Israel's leadership – and that is precisely what Mr. Henry told Prime Minister Sharon in August of 2002.
It should also be of interest to Americans who have been at war in the Middle East for the past 13 years largely because the Reagan-Wanta Peace Accord was not funded. Why was it not funded? Because agent provocateurs wanted not just the $10 billion in Peace Accord funds, they wanted the entire fortune Wanta accumulated as a result of his successful operations in Moscow involving the Ruble… all $27.5 trillion of it. That is why Wanta was hidden in various U.S. prisons after Magistrate Ross dismissed all charges against him in New York… to give those agent provocateurs time to go to banks around the world and steal from the American people – that’s you and me – the funds Reagan intended to be used to stimulate the American economy when the time came. President Ronald Reagan knew what was coming.
Also on file is a copy of a FAX from Ariel Sharon's Personal Secretary Mrs. Marit Danon whose signature verifies receipt of the above letter from Thomas E. Henry and thanking him for it.
It's a long story and a complex story... but if you're interested, you can read it at no charge at Ambassador Wanta's Web page.
The $10 billion to which Bob Woodward mistakenly referred to as “$10 million” was, indeed, a Top Secret document. President Ronald Reagan put his Personal Intelligence Coordinator, Lee Emil Wanta, in charge of overseeing the funding of Reagan's Peace Accord.
Over the years, many people have wondered why I believe the Wanta story to be of such great significance that I have stuck to it like a bulldog holds onto a well-placed bite. This comment by Bob Woodward offers some insight into my answer to that question.
Would we have today's problems in the Middle East if the State of Wisconsin hadn't violated every civil right Wanta had and filed a phony and totally spurious tax evasion case against him, resulting in his unlawful imprisonment, making it possible for the funds designated for the Peace Accord to be stolen by agent provocateurs? That’s very unlikely. With the current crowd of progressive liberals running things anything could happen, but had the $10 billion set aside by President Reagan for the Peace Accord between Israel and Palestine been funded in the early 1990s, things would be very different today... but that Knight known for his honesty and integrity, Bill Clinton, came into office in January 1993 (Wanta was arrested July 7, 1993) and what happened is what it is.
Do you remember what Clinton’s answer was when asked why he had done some terrible thing in office (I can’t remember which terrible thing it was; there are many from which to choose)? “Because I could.”
Had Ambassador Lee Wanta been given access to his personal funds rather than imprisoned so CIA agents could travel the world telling the banks where Wanta’s funds were deposited that he was dead and collecting the money to pay for everything from bribes to black ops about which Congress knew nothing because they didn't fund them, things would be different. Financial crises would have been averted (as President Reagan intended). We would have never suffered through an economic crisis caused by Wall Street's joining of commercial banks and investment banks (which resulted in the creation of worthless derivatives responsible for huge numbers of unlawful foreclosures). The bottom wouldn’t have dropped out of the real estate market. We would never have had an unemployment problem because Wanta has since 1995 been begging for the opportunity to build a high-speed rail system he designed to create two million new jobs with good pay and full benefits.
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That's why I believe the Wanta story is so important. That's why I wrote Ambassador Wanta's official biography and it's why the book is being made available at no cost to the American populace. It can be purchased at Kindle, Amazon.com, but it is a book that cannot be published in print. Why? Because there are hundreds of pages of documents linked to the text to prove what's being said is true. It would be impossible to reproduce those hundreds of pages in a print publication. Using a computer (or a Kindle), they can be linked… and have been. You can click here and read at no cost about a man who served his government honorably for many years and was thrown under a bus as a reward for his loyalty.
As for the Washington Post's Bob Woodward, I don't dig dark parking garages late at night for meeting investigative reporters, and I don't whisper well... but I will be glad to provide all the information any investigative reporter needs to determine the accuracy of what has been said above.
This “deep throat” is not hard to find. My email address is below… but, of course, there isn’t a Republican President in office and major media sources don’t have the stomach to publish truths about liberal progressive Democrats who hold elective office.
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Marilyn MacGruder Barnewall began her career in 1956 as a journalist with the Wyoming Eagle in Cheyenne. During her 20 years (plus) as a banker and bank consultant, she wrote extensively for The American Banker, Bank Marketing Magazine, Trust Marketing Magazine, was U.S. Consulting Editor for Private Banker International (London/Dublin), and other major banking industry publications. She has written seven non-fiction books about banking and taught private banking at Colorado University for the American Bankers Association. She has authored seven banking books, one dog book, and two works of fiction (about banking, of course). She has served on numerous Boards in her community.
Barnewall is the former editor of The National Peace Officer Magazine and as a journalist has written guest editorials for the Denver Post, Rocky Mountain News and Newsweek, among others. On the Internet, she has written for News With Views, World Net Daily, Canada Free Press, Christian Business Daily, Business Reform, and others. She has been quoted in Time, Forbes, Wall Street Journal and other national and international publications. She can be found in Who's Who in America, Who's Who of American Women, Who's Who in Finance and Business, and Who's Who in the World.
Web site: http://marilynwrites.blogspot.com