The Assassination of Harold HoltBook - 2013
On a lonely beach within the boundaries of a military training ground a man vanishes in the surf in front of four witnesses. His body is never publicly recovered. Author Paul John McLeod exposes one of the greatest secrets of the Vietnam era, the assassination of Australia's Prime Minister Harold Holt in 1967 by an allied nations rougeIntelligence agency.The missing swimmer ,1967 Australian Prime Minister Harold Holt whom was a close personal friend of American President Lyndon Baines Johnson and publicly a political supporter of the war in Vietnam. It was this close association that lead to Holts death at the hands of rogue elements inside his own government and a covert cell within a United States intelligence agency known as Task Force 157.During the Vietnam war a CIA owned company known as Air America were transporting opium out of Laos in order to fund black, or covert operations against communist governments around the world. These operations laundered monies and purchased arms through commercial banks established by the CIA. Owing to Australia's close proximity to south east Asia.Australia's location in Asia presented the ideal strategic base of operations for the funding and training of anti-communist forces in order to effect political coupes in the region. Documents implicate both the U.S and Australian governments in the 1965 Indonesian massacre of suspected communist sympathizers.A mistake that lead to the infamous Bali bombings.Newly declassified documents uncover a failed attempt to have the Australian Prime Minister Harold Holt killed in mid 1965 using a terrorist organization known as The Croatian Revolutionary Brotherhood, protected by ASIO, and trained by elements within the Australian Army.A failed attempt that lead to the CIA sending contract killer Michael John Hand to Australia to organize an assassination cell to eliminate an allied countries Prime Minister and commence financial black operations in the region.These elements combined to perform the perfect assassination,"The Assassination of Harold Holt"
Publisher: USA : 2013
Branch Call Number: ANF 994.06 M'LEO
Characteristics: 1 v. : illustrations ; 28 cm