01-12-2013 | Late Saturday Evening
Anderson, "Inside the League" page 269:
"With his Reagan administration support, John Singlaub has become less hesitant about revealing the World Anti-Communist League's true mission. According to a September 1985 Common Cause article, "Singlaub spoke proudly about his work with the rebels ... He said that in the last year he had raised 'tens of millions of dollars' for arms and ammunition, and millions more for non-military supplies."
Since the US Neutrality Act bars a private American organization from supplying weapons to foreign groups, Singlaub has established a secret overseas bank account where donors send their money to buy weapons. Many of these donors, according to Singlaub and Congressional aides, are his comrades in the WACL, notably the governments of Taiwan, South Korea, and Saudi Arabia.
Singlaub's overt militancy and the Reagan Administration ties to his efforts have raised the serious concern of a number of congressmen in both political parties that the private aid circumvents congressional restrictions. Representative Jim Leach (R-Iowa) called the private groups "international vigilantes" engaged in "privately funded terrorism."
"What we've done," Leach said, "is unleashed a force that's accountable to nobody."
Jefferson Morley, "Our Man In Mexico," page 7:
The agency had taken possession of Winston Scott's personal correspondence, including letters ... appointment books ... and at least one short story, entitled "A Time to Kill." From Win's safe, Horton obtained a stack of eight square-inch reel to reel tape boxes. One tape was marked "Black Panthers." Another was labeled "Lesbians." The biggest batch, a stack of tapes three or four inches thick, was marked "Oswald."
The treasure in the trove was a 221-page manuscript titled "It Came to Little." The story that Win Scott told in those pages displeased and disturbed his longtime friends in CIA headquarters, including Angleton and the director of Central Intelligence himself, Richard Helms. Helms and Angleton were the two most powerful men in the American clandestine service. Both had known Win for more than twenty-five years. By snatching up the only two copies of the manuscript, Horton thought the agency had dodged a proverbial bullet.
"THINK WORST HAS BEEN AVOIDED THROUGH ANGLETON'S PERSUASIVENESS AND MRS SCOTT'S GOOD CHEER," he cabled Washington that day.