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PORTER GOSS: OPERATION 40 - CIA:

Postby Bruce Patrick Brychek » Sat Feb 01, 2020 3:00 am

Friday
01.31.2020
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Dear JFK Murder Solved Forum Members and Readers:

BEST REGARDS TO EVERYBODY.

As I continue to develop and expand My Own Analyses for My Own Treatises that focuses
on THE TOP DOWN APPROACH, I continue to connect the dots and threads of My Own Work
Product.

My analyses, readings, research, studies, train of thought, and writings are my own effort to
connect and make some sense of The Continuity and The Connectivity of The Removals of JFK,
MX, MLK, and RFK, WW I, Pearl Harbor, WW II, Korea, Vietnam. Laos, Cambodia, Afghanistan,
Canada, China, Germany, France, Iran, Iraq, Israel, Lebanon, North Korea, Pakistan, Russia,
South Korea, Syria, Ukraine, Venezuela, the Oklahoma Bombing, 09.11.2001, the War on Drugs,
the Wars on Communism, Fascism, Nazism, Socialism,Terror, and a variety of inter-related isms
over time, along with Many Related Connected - Developmental Subject Matters.

Among many Subject Matters I am seeking to develop, here I wish to here draw attention to the
some of My Serious Focuses.

1. James Jesus Angleton is perhaps the individual that I have analyzed, researched, studied,
and written about more than anybody, including Adolph Hitler.

2. PORTER GOSS is a mostly covert, invisible, unheralded Connected, Powerful Man of Extreme
Consequence and Power.

Who are the two (2) men from Operation 40 who later became Head of the CIA ?

1. GHWB, and

2. Porter Goss.

Anybody who has any experience or interest in Developing The Subject Matter of Porter Goss, I
would enjoy and welcome your input.

As always, I strongly recommend that you first read, research, and study material completely yourself
about a Subject Matter, and then formulate your own Opinions and Theories.

Any additional analyses, interviews, investigations, readings, research, studies, thoughts, or writings
on any aspect of this Subject Matter ?

Bear in mind that we are trying to attract and educate a Whole New Generation of JFK Researchers
who may not be as well versed as you.

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BB.



Porter & “the boys:”Goss Made ‘Bones’ on CIA’s Op 40 Hit Team
By Daniel Hopsicker -
May 6, 2006

Deposed CIA head Porter Goss was once a member of the CIA's super-secret Operation 40, an assassination squad which roamed through North and Central America during the 1960's.
Along with a number of men whose names became famous and whose lives and careers comprise a large part of America’s Secret History, Goss appears (see a comparison) in the historic photograph at right, which also appears on the cover of "Barry & 'the boys': The CIA, the Mob, and America's Secret History."
It is the only extant photograph of the members of Operation Forty, the CIA’s assassination squad, taken in a Mexico City nightclub in 1963.

Coupled with his close proximity to the terrorist hijackers who used his Congressional District in Charlotte County as one of their main bases of operations, this fact virtually shouts out for closer examination during the post-mortems dissecting his tenure as CIA chief.

When we first saw the photo, it was in the yellowed frame used by nightclub photographers back in the 60's. It bore the name of a nightclub (La Reforma) in Mexico City, and was stamped with a date, January 22, 1963, ten months to the day before the Kennedy assassination.
 
"Guido, meet the General. General, meet Guido."

The Mexico City nightclub photo reveals a mixed group of Cuban exiles, Italian wise guys, and square-jawed military intelligence types. It was discovered among keepsakes kept in the safe of the widow of CIA pilot and drug smuggler Barry Seal, where it was overlooked by a 7-man team from the U.S. State Department which showed up at her house in 1995 to comb through her records.

Barry Seal had been recruited at the age of 17, along with Lee Oswald, by CIA agent David Ferrie, at a two week summer camp of the Louisiana Civil Air Patrol in 1957.
The product of a patrician Connecticut upbringing, an elite preparatory school and Yale University, Goss entered the high-stakes espionage game being played out between the Florida Keys and the coast of Cuba after the CIA-backed coup against Castro collapsed at the Bay of Pigs.

"During his junior year, he met a CIA recruiter through his ROTC commanders,” reported the September 24, 2002 Orlando Sentinel, in a story headlined “TERRORISM FIGHT KEEPS REP. GOSS IN POLITICAL FRAY.”

“It is true I was in CIA from approximately the late 50's to approximately the early 70's,” Goss told antagonist Michael Moore.
At the time the picture was taken Barry Seal was a young-looking 24-year old. Porter Goss was the same age.
 
"They've given you a number, and taken 'way your name."

Seal is seated third from left. Sitting right next to him (second from left) is Porter Goss. Beside Goss is notorious "freedom fighter" Felix Rodriguez (front left), a Cuban vice cop under the corrupt Mob-run Batista regime in Cuba who later became an Iran Contra operative and a confidant of the first George Bush.
 
On the other side of the table is the the only spook celebrant displaying any regard for tradecraft… Covering his face with his sport coat is Frank Sturgis, famous for being one of the Watergate burglars.

Beside Sturgis (front right) is another famous spook, at least among Kennedy assassination researchers, William Seymour, the New Orleans representative of the Double-Chek Corporation, a CIA front used to recruit pilots (like Seal). Seymour is regarded by many researchers as the man who on several notable occasions is said to have impersonated Lee Harvey Oswald, when that lone nut gunman was out of the country.

At the time it was taken the CIA's covert action chief in Mexico City was David Atlee Phillips, AKA Maurice Bishop, who reportedly met with Oswald in Dallas before the assassination.
 
"You don't have the negative to do you?"

The sensitive nature of the picture was confirmed by a person who had known and worked with Seal, who incidentally had been the inspiration for the hit song "Secret Agent Man," by his buddy Johnny Rivers in the 'mid-60's.

The man, also the executor of Seal's estate, reacted with unconcealed shock when first shown the picture. “Where did you get that?” he demanded. “I didn’t know there were any… Where did this picture come from?"

“Yeah, Barry was Op Forty,” Jerry Patrick Hemming confirmed. “He flew in killer teams inside the island (Cuba) before the invasion to take out Fidel.”
Frank Sturgis, a member of the team that broke into Democratic National Committee headquarters at the Watergate complex in 1972, later admitted to having been part of Operation Forty.
Other famous names who belonged to Operation Forty include Thomas Clines,  Edwin Wilson and "Blond Ghost" Ted Shackley.

Colonel William Bishop showed author Dick Russell a series of photographs of Latin-looking individuals who belonged to the group. On the backs of the pictures were the words "Special talent 1960-65, Ice pick man … Butcher… Sniper and demo [demolition] expert … Propaganda … Knife man… Pilot and navigator … Mutilator."

“Bishop said, ‘We weren't playing a nice game.’”

When nephew Chuck Giancana wrote about Mob Boss Sam Giancana’s strategic move to Mexico in early 1963, he wrote this about Operation Forty…
"It was to be an all-out, no-holds-barred Latin American push. Mooney (Giancana) settled into a lavish Mexico City apartment and went right to work, drawing on the expertise and mammoth resources of the recently-formed CIA team of assassins and operatives specifically trained for Latin American clandestine operations. CIA insiders jokingly dubbed the team the White Hand, an allusion to the Mafia killer progenitors the Black Hand."

"You're not cleared for that information."

Although the photo was available at the time of his confirmation as head of the CIA, the major media showed no inclination to press Goss on the matter. In fact, the party line rang out everywhere.

"Rep. Porter J. Goss has disclosed precious few details of his CIA employment from roughly 1960 to 1971,” reported a profile in the Associated Press. Reuters called him a “mystery man,” and said he had been “close-mouthed about his past.”

“He worked in Haiti, the Dominican Republic and Mexico-tumultuous countries during that decade of the Cold War,” Reuters reported.
During a 2002 interview with The Washington Post, Goss joked that he performed photo interpretation and "small-boat handling," which led to "some very interesting moments in the Florida Straits."

He acknowledged he had recruited and run foreign agents and said he would be uncomfortable traveling to Cuba but wouldn't say more.

“With a prep-school education and a Greek major at Yale, Goss passed up the conventional life to be a CIA spook,” reads one typical wire service account.
Actually, the facts lean heavily towards the proposition that with “a prep school education and a Greek major at Yale,” Goss’s choice to become a CIA spook in the early 60's was an entirely conventional one.
 
"Closed orders and secret societies"

The appointment of Porter Goss revealed that what passes for American civic life may in reality be just an elaborate game of Inside Baseball. Goss found himself paired often with fellow Floridian, Democratic Sen. Bob Graham, then the chairman of the Senate Intelligence Committee, leading the joint congressional inquiry into the attacks.

The two men share another unique distinction: both were having breakfast on the morning of September 11th, 2001  with a man who reportedly wired $100,000 to Mohamed Atta.
"When the news [of the attacks on the World Trade Center] came, the two Florida lawmakers who lead the House and Senate intelligence committees were having breakfast with the head of the Pakistani intelligence service.”

In testimony before Congress on February 9, 2004, Chief Weapons Inspector David Kay noted, "Closed orders and secret societies, whether they be religious or governmental, are the groups that have the hardest time reforming themselves in the face of failure without outside input."

When was the last time anyone heard a weapons inspector mention secret societies?

Do you ever get the feeling there's something they're not telling us?
 
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PORTER GOSS: OPERATION 40 - CIA:

Postby Bruce Patrick Brychek » Sat Feb 01, 2020 3:12 am

Friday
01.31.2020
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Dear JFK Murder Solved Forum Members and Readers:

BEST REGARDS TO EVERYBODY.

I am providing more background, developmental, and historical material about Porter Goss.

I will add several additional Posts over time.

As always, I strongly recommend that you first read, research, and study material completely yourself
about a Subject Matter, and then formulate your own Opinions and Theories.

Any additional analyses, interviews, investigations, readings, research, studies, thoughts, or writings
on any aspect of this Subject Matter ?

Bear in mind that we are trying to attract and educate a Whole New Generation of JFK Researchers
who may not be as well versed as you.

Comments ?

Respectfully,
BB.

Porter Goss
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Porter Goss


1st Director of the Central Intelligence Agency
In office
April 21, 2005 – May 5, 2006
President
George W. Bush
Deputy
Albert Calland
Preceded by
Position established
Succeeded by
Michael Hayden
Director of Central Intelligence
In office
September 24, 2004 – April 21, 2005
President
George W. Bush
Deputy
John E. McLaughlin
Preceded by
George Tenet
Succeeded by
Position abolished
Chair of the House Intelligence Committee
In office
January 3, 1997 – September 23, 2004
Preceded by
Larry Combest
Succeeded by
Pete Hoekstra
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Florida's 14th district
In office
January 3, 1993 – September 23, 2004
Preceded by
Harry Johnston
Succeeded by
Connie Mack IV
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Florida's 13th district
In office
January 3, 1989 – January 3, 1993
Preceded by
Connie Mack III
Succeeded by
Dan Miller
Personal details
Born
Porter Johnston Goss
November 26, 1938 (age 81)
Waterbury, Connecticut, U.S.
Political party
Republican
Spouse(s)
Mariel Robinson
Children
4
Education
Yale University (BA)
Signature

Military service
Allegiance
 United States
Branch/service
 United States Army
Years of service
1960–1962
1962–1972

Porter Johnston Goss (/ɡɒs/; born November 26, 1938) is an American politician and government official who served as a Republican member of the U.S. House of Representatives from 1989 until 2004, when he became the last Director of Central Intelligence (DCI) and the first Director of the Central Intelligence Agency following the passage of the 2004 Intelligence Reform and Terrorism Prevention Act, which abolished the DCI position and replaced it with the Director of National Intelligence on April 21, 2005.

Goss represented Florida's 14th congressional district from 1989 to 2004. His district, numbered as the 13th District from 1989 to 1993, included Fort Myers, Naples and part of Port Charlotte. He served as Chairman of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence from 1997 to 2004, was a co-sponsor of the USA PATRIOT Act and was a co-chair of the Joint 9/11 Intelligence Inquiry.

Goss resigned as Director of the CIA on May 5, 2006, in a sit-down press conference with President George W. Bush from the Oval Office.[1] On May 8, Bush nominated U.S. Air Force General Michael Hayden to be Goss's successor.

Contents
1
Education and early CIA career
2
Government career
3
Career timeline
3.1
Intelligence inquiry: September 11, 2001
4
Director of CIA
4.1
Early change under Goss
4.2
Resignation
5
Retirement
6
References
7
External linksEducation and early CIA career

Goss was born in Waterbury, Connecticut, the son of Virginia Holland (née Johnston) and Richard Wayne Goss, who was an executive of the Scovill Manufacturing Company (a corporation controlled by the Goss family).[2][3][4][5] He attended Camp Timanous in Raymond, Maine and was educated at the Fessenden School. In 1956, he graduated from the Hotchkiss School in Lakeville, Connecticut.

Goss graduated from Yale University in 1960 with a Bachelor of Arts in ancient Greek.[6] (Goss also speaks Spanish and French). At Yale, he was a member of Book and Snake, a secret society at Yale.[7] He was a member of the Psi Upsilon fraternity alongside William H. T. Bush, the uncle of President George W. Bush, and John Negroponte, who served as an ambassador for George H. W. Bush and George W. Bush, and as Goss's superior in the post of Director of National Intelligence from 2005 to 2006.[8] Negroponte solicited Goss's assistance, while Goss was Chairman of the House Intelligence Committee, to get the position as US ambassador to the United Nations in the first term of the second Bush administration.

In his junior year at Yale, Goss was recruited by the Central Intelligence Agency. He spent much of the 1960s—roughly from 1960 until 1971—working for the Directorate of Operations, the clandestine services of the CIA. There he first worked in Latin America and the Caribbean and later in Europe. The full details are not known due to the classified nature of the CIA, but Goss has said that he had worked in Haiti, Santo Domingo, and Mexico.[citation needed]

Goss, who has said that he has recruited and trained foreign agents, worked in Miami for much of the time. Goss was involved in the Cuban Missile Crisis in 1962, telling the Washington Post in 2002 that he had done some "small-boat handling" and had "some very interesting moments in the Florida Straits."

Towards the end of his career as a CIA officer, Goss was transferred to Europe, where, in 1970, he collapsed in his London hotel room because of a blood infection in his heart and kidneys.[9][10] Fox News reported that Goss believes he was poisoned.[11]

Goss first retired from the CIA in 1971, and moved to Sanibel, Florida.[12][13][14]

After his return to CIA service as the presidentially-appointed Director (DCI/DCIA), Goss again retired from the CIA on May 5, 2006.

Government career.

After his first retirement from the CIA, Goss moved to Sanibel, a resort town off the coast of Fort Myers. In 1974, he was elected to the City Council and then was elected mayor by the council. In 1983, Bob Graham, then Governor of Florida, appointed Goss to the Lee County Board of Commissioners.

Rep. Goss talks to the press.

In 1988 Goss ran for Congress in what was then the 13th congressional district of Florida. The seat was vacated by Connie Mack III when Mack ran successfully for the U. S. Senate. In the Republican primary—the main contest in this heavily Republican district—Goss's main opponent was former congressman Louis A. "Skip" Bafalis, who had represented much of the area for 10 years before making an unsuccessful bid for governor (the 13th had been carved out of the western portion of Bafalis' territory after the 1980 census).

Bafalis was initially heavily favored due to his name recognition. However, he only garnered 29% of the vote to Goss's 38%, largely due to the fact that Goss's campaign was much better financed. Goss went on to defeat Bafalis handily in the runoff election. In the general election, Goss faced the former first president of Common Cause, Jack T. Conway. Goss won in a rout, taking 71 percent of the vote. He was easily re-elected seven times from this district, which was renumbered as the 14th District after the 1990 census. The district was so heavily Republican that Goss faced a Democrat only one other time, in 1996; he won with 73 percent of the vote. He was unopposed for reelection in 1990, 1994, 1998, and 2002, and faced only third-party opposition in 1992 and 2000.

In Congress, Goss had a mostly conservative voting record. However, he tended to be much more supportive of environmental legislation than most of his fellow Republicans. For instance, he supported the Kyoto Protocol and strengthening the Environmental Protection Agency. Most of his major legislation has been intelligence authorization bills, with some local constituent-services bills.

The legislation he sponsored included a constitutional amendment to establish term limits limiting representatives to no more than three consecutive terms of four years.[15] Major bills sponsored by Goss include a bill to limit Congressional pay raises to no more than Social Security cost-of-living adjustments[16] (unpassed), The Public Interest Declassification Act of 1999[17] (unpassed), and the USA PATRIOT Act.

He served in Congress for 16 years until his appointment by President George W. Bush to be Director of the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA). While in the House, Goss served as chair of the House Intelligence Committee from 1997 until 2005 and the vice-chairman of the House Rules Committee. He also helped establish and served on the Homeland Security Committee. As a congressman, Goss consistently and emphatically defended the CIA and supported strong budget increases for the Agency, even during a time of tight budgets and Clintonian slashes to other parts of the intelligence budgets. In mid-2004, Goss took a very strong position, during what had already been announced as his last congressional term, urging specific reforms and corrections in the way the CIA carried out its activities, lest it become "just another government bureaucracy."

Career timeline

• Ripon Society
• Council on Foreign Relations
• CIA employee 1962–1971
• Mayor Sanibel, FL (1975–1977)
• Mayor Sanibel, FL (1981–1982)
• U.S. Congressman, Florida 14th (3-Jan-1989 to September 23, 2004; numbered as 13th 1989-1993, resigned)
• CIA Director September 22, 2004 to May 5, 2006 (resigned)
Intelligence inquiry: September 11, 2001

In August 2001 Goss, Senator Bob Graham (D-FL), and Senator Jon Kyl (R-AZ) visited Islamabad, Pakistan. Meetings were held with President Pervez Musharraf and with Pakistan's military and intelligence officials including the head of Pakistan's Inter Services Intelligence (ISI) General Mahmud Ahmed, as well as with the Afghan ambassador to Pakistan, Abdul Salam Zaeef. On the morning of September 11, 2001, Goss and Graham were having breakfast with General Ahmad.[18][19] Ahmad's network had ties to Osama bin Laden and directly funded, supported, and trained the Taliban.[20] They met with Musharraf and Zaeef on the 27th. As reported by Agence France Presse on August 28, 2001, Zaeef assured the US delegation that the Taliban would never allow bin Laden to use Afghanistan to launch attacks on the US or any other country. Goss fully defended the CIA and the Bush administration. With the White House and Sen. Graham, his counterpart in the Senate Intelligence Committee, Goss rebuffed calls for an inquiry in the weeks immediately following September 11.

After growing pressure, Congress established the Joint Inquiry into Intelligence Community Activities before and after the Terrorist Attacks of September 11, 2001, a joint inquiry of the two intelligence committees, led by Graham and Goss. Goss and Graham made it clear that their goal was not to identify specific wrongdoing: Graham said the inquiry would not play "the blame game about what went wrong from an intelligence perspective", and Goss said, "This is not a who-shall-we-hang type of investigation. It is about where are the gaps in America's defense and what do we do about it type of investigation."[21]

The Washington Post reported statements made by Goss on May 17, 2002. Goss said he was looking for "solutions, not scapegoats." He called the uproar over the President's Daily Brief of August 6, 2001, Bin Ladin Determined To Strike in US, "a lot of nonsense." He also said, "None of this is news, but it's all part of the finger-pointing. It's foolishness." The Post also reported that Goss refused to blame an "intelligence failure" for September 11, preferring to praise the agency's "fine work."(Washington Post, May 18, 2002, "A Cloak But No Dagger; An Ex-Spy Says He Seeks Solutions, Not Scapegoats for 9/11")

The inquiry's final report was released in December 2002 and focused entirely on the CIA and FBI's activities, including no information on the White House's activities. Ray McGovern, a 27-year veteran of the CIA turned Democratic political activist and a frequent commentator on intelligence issues, believed the report showed that Goss gave "clear priority to providing political protection for the president" when conducting the inquiry.

Goss publicly declared his opposition to the creation of an independent 9-11 Commission. A year later, he declined to open committee hearings into the Plame affair, saying: "Somebody sends me a blue dress and some DNA, I'll have an investigation."[22]

Goss chiefly blames President Bill Clinton for the recent CIA failures. He confided in a reporter: "The one thing I lose sleep about is thinking what could I have done better, how could I have gotten more attention on this problem sooner." When asked whether he ever brought up his concerns with the administration, Goss claimed he had met three times with President Clinton to discuss "certain problems." The upshot? "He was patient and we had an interesting conversation but it was quite clear he didn't value the intelligence community to the degree President Bush does."

As Newsweek[23] and CNN[24] reported, in June 2004, while Chairman of the House Intelligence Committee, in the face of withering attacks by the Democrats against the Bush Administration in a very tightly contested presidential and congressional election year, Goss defended the intelligence community and the Administration in decidedly partisan terms. During floor debate, fending off efforts by the Democrats in the House to cut the intelligence budget, Goss argued that Sen. John Kerry (D-Mass.), the Democratic presidential nominee, did not appreciate the critical need for robust and sustained support for the CIA and the Intelligence Community. Goss noted a 1977 quote of Kerry's arguing for intelligence budget cuts and calling Kerry's proposals on nuclear security "dangerously naive."

Director of CIA

Porter Goss addresses the media after President Bush nominated him to be the director of the CIA.

Following the June 3, 2004, resignation of CIA director George Tenet, Goss was nominated to become the new director on August 10 by President George W. Bush.[25][26] The appointment was challenged by some prominent Democrats, including former Vice President Al Gore, Sen. Robert Byrd (D-WV). Sen. John D. Rockefeller IV (D-WV), vice chairman of the Senate Intelligence Committee, expressed concerns that Goss was too politically partisan, given his public remarks against Democrats while serving as chairman of the House Intelligence Committee. Another Democratic member of the committee, Ron Wyden (D-OR), expressed concerns that given Goss's history within and ties to the CIA, he would be too disinclined to push for institutional change. In an interview carried out by Michael Moore's production company on March 3, 2004, Goss described himself as "probably not qualified" for a job within the CIA, because the language skills the Agency now seeks are not languages he speaks and because the people applying today for positions within the CIA's four directorates have such keen technical and analytic skills, which he did not have when he applied to the Agency in the early 1960s. (See below)

The U.S. Senate Intelligence Committee endorsed his nomination by a 12–4 vote on September 20, 2004, and on September 22 he was confirmed by the Senate in a 77–17 vote. Republican senators unanimously backed him, along with many prominent Democrats, including the two Democratic senators from Florida, Bob Graham and Bill Nelson, and Senate Minority Leader Tom Daschle.

While at the CIA, Goss reportedly began to reverse the acts of the previous Directors. Goss and others noted in numerous reports and writings their opposition to risk aversion "which is the last thing you want in an intelligence agency."[27]

Early change under Goss.

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Goss arrived as CIA Director on September 24, 2004. He had promised the US Senate that he would bring change and reform to the CIA.
Resignation.

President George W. Bush and Director of National Intelligence John Negroponte (left) accept Goss's resignation in the Oval Office on May 5, 2006.
On May 5, 2006, Goss' resignation from the CIA directorship was announced at a joint press briefing with President Bush at the White House. There was speculation in the press concerning the reasons for the sudden announcement.

Many believe the mass resignations and firings under Porter Goss were due to his punishing critiques of the Iraq Invasion and purging the CIA of people seen as disloyal to Bush.
The Los Angeles Times reported: "Goss was pushed out by Negroponte after clashes between them over Goss' management style, as well as his reluctance to surrender CIA personnel and resources to new organizations set up to combat terrorism and weapons proliferation."[28] Negroponte for his part had been an ambassador, and a consumer of intelligence. Goss made the point with Negroponte that pursuing changes Negroponte reportedly desired, in the manner upon which Negroponte reportedly insisted, contradicted the intent of the intelligence reform legislation; this was to add to the capabilities of the existing agencies in the intelligence community, not to detract and diminish those existing capabilities. The Weekly Standard also noted that Goss wanted intelligence analysts to get more exposure to intelligence gathering and Negroponte planned to move them from the CIA over to DNI, farther from intelligence gathering. While the editors of The Weekly Standard sided with Goss in this dispute, they believe Goss was forced out for other reasons:

[W]e are concerned that Goss left, or was eased out, for reasons of greater policy significance. And if this is the case, Goss's leaving is not a good sign. Goss is a political conservative and an institutional reformer. He is pro-Bush Doctrine and pro-shaking-up-the-CIA. John Negroponte, so far as we can tell, shares none of these sympathies. Negroponte is, therefore, more in tune with large swaths of the intelligence community and the State Department. If Negroponte forced Goss out and is allowed to pick Goss's successor—if Goss isn't replaced with a reformer committed to fighting and winning the war on terror, broadly and rightly understood—then Goss's departure will prove to have been a weakening moment in an administration increasingly susceptible to moments of weakness.[29]

Goss was replaced by Negroponte's Principal Deputy Director for National Intelligence, four-star Air Force General Michael Hayden.

Excerpt from the History of the Office of the Director of National Intelligence:[30]

The idea of a Director of National Intelligence (DNI) dates to 1955 when a blue-ribbon study commissioned by Congress recommended that the Director of Central Intelligence should employ a deputy to run the CIA so that the director could focus on coordinating the overall intelligence effort.

Robert Novak's May 11 column claimed "Goss faced a disintegrating CIA. The major analytic functions were passed to the DNI. Special operations were going over to the Pentagon. Negroponte was no help to Goss. Although bizarre reasons for Goss's resignation have been floated on the Internet, sources say Negroponte simply suggested his time was up."

Retirement

Goss is an active speaker on the lecture circuit.[31] The retired CIA Director registered in April 2015 as a lobbyist representing Turkey.[32] He is also a member of the ReFormers Caucus of Issue One.[33]

On February 16, 2016, Goss expressed his support for former Speaker Dennis Hastert in a letter to Judge Thomas Durkin.[34]
Goss is an avid organic farmer.[35] He has a farm in Virginia and spends his summers on Fishers Island in Long Island Sound.[citation needed]
References.

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5 ^ "Mary Robinson Will Be Married To Army Officer; Ex-Student at Bnarchuf Is Fiancee of Lieut. Porter J. Goss". The New York Times. October 8, 1961. Retrieved May 22, 2010.
6 ^ "Fast Facts: Porter Goss". Fox News. February 17, 2005.
7 ^ Yale Banner (1960). "Symbol and names of members of Book and Snake Society, Class of 1960". Retrieved November 27, 2010.
8 ^ Joshua Micah Marshall (May 7, 2006). "Big world, small world". Talking Points Memo. Archived from the original on August 19, 2006. Retrieved November 27, 2006.
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14 ^ Pear, Robert (August 13, 2004). "The Spy Who Came In From the Cold and Onto the Hot Florida Sands". The New York Times.
15 ^ "Proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the United States to provide for four-year terms for Representatives and to limit the number of consecutive terms Senators and Representatives ..." Library of Congress. January 7, 1997. Retrieved November 27, 2006.
16 ^ "To provide that an annual pay adjustment for Members of Congress may not exceed the cost-of-living adjustment in benefits under title II of the Social Security Act for that year". Library of Congress. May 4, 1999. Retrieved November 27, 2006.
17 ^ "Public Interest Declassification Act of 1999". Library of Congress. October 27, 1999. Retrieved November 27, 2006.
18 ^ Richard Leiby (May 18, 2002). "A Cloak But No Dagger". Washington Post. Retrieved November 27, 2006.
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20 ^ "Pakistan's support of the Taliban". Afghanistan: Crisis of Impunity: The Role of Pakistan, Russia, and Iran in Fueling the Civil War. Human Rights Watch. July 2001. Retrieved November 27, 2006.
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PORTER GOSS: OPERATION 40 - CIA:

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I am providing more background, developmental, and historical material about Porter Goss.

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As always, I strongly recommend that you first read, research, and study material completely yourself
about a Subject Matter, and then formulate your own Opinions and Theories.

Any additional analyses, interviews, investigations, readings, research, studies, thoughts, or writings
on any aspect of this Subject Matter ?

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Porter Goss

AKA Porter Johnston Goss
Born: 26-Nov-1938
Birthplace: Waterbury, CT
Gender: Male
Religion: Presbyterian
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Politician
Party Affiliation: Republican
Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Director of the CIA, 2004-06
Military service: US Army (1960-62)

Congressman and former CIA agent, Porter Goss briefly replaced George Tenet as CIA Director in September 2004, only to resign himself in May 2006. Formerly the chairman of the House Intelligence Committee, Goss is an ardent Republican with strong loyalty to President Bush and a proven willingness to take orders. After receiving a phone call from the White House in October 2002, Goss publicly declared his opposition to the creation of an independent 9-11 Commission. A year later, he declined to open committee hearings into the Valerie Plame leak, saying: "Somebody sends me a blue dress and some DNA, I'll have an investigation."

Predictably, Goss chiefly blamed President Bill Clinton for the CIA's failures in recent years. He confided in a reporter: "The one thing I lose sleep about is thinking what could I have done better, how could I have gotten more attention on this problem sooner." When asked whether he ever brought up his concerns with the administration, Goss claimed he had met three times with President Clinton to discuss "certain problems". The upshot? "He was patient and we had an interesting conversation but it was quite clear he didn't value the intelligence community to the degree President Bush does."

One foreboding comment arrived on 3 June 2004, two months before the President's announcement. It was from Robert D. Steele, CEO of commercial intelligence company OSS.Net:

"Congressman Porter Goss might finally get his wish and become the new DCI, but if he does not demand a public commitment from the President, to a National Security Act of 2004-2005, with the full support of the Appropriations, Armed Services, Commerce, Foreign Affairs, Government Operations, Intelligence, and Judiciary committees on both sides of the Hill, then Porter Goss will tread water and then drown, just like the last five DCIs."

Goss resigned abruptly on 5th May 2006.

Wife: Mariel Robinson (three sons, one daughter)
Son: Chauncey
Son: Mason
Daughter: Leslie
Son: Gerritt
    High School: Hotchkiss School, Lakeville, CT (1956)
    University: BA, Yale University (1960)
    CIA Director (22-Sep-2004 to 5-May-2006, resigned)
    US Congressman, Florida 14th (3-Jan-1993 to 23-Sep-2004, resigned)
    US Congressman, Florida 13th (3-Jan-1989 to 3-Jan-1993)
    Florida State Official County Commissioner, Lee County, FL (1983-88)
    Mayor Sanibel, FL (1981-82)
    Mayor Sanibel, FL (1975-77)
    CIA employee (1962-72)
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PORTER GOSS: OPERATION 40 - CIA:

Postby Bruce Patrick Brychek » Sat Feb 01, 2020 4:05 am

Friday
01.31.2020
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Dear JFK Murder Solved Forum Members and Readers:

BEST REGARDS TO EVERYBODY.

I am providing more background, developmental, and historical material about Porter Goss.

I will add several additional Posts over time.

I find it very interesting to note that Porter J. Goss was the 19th and last Director of Central Intelligence
from 09.24.2004 until 04.21.2005. Then Porter Goss became the First Director of the Central Intelligence
Agency under the Newly Signed Intelligence and Terrorism Prevention Act. Goss continued in thsis position
as Director of The New Central Intelligence until 05.26.2006.

REMEMBER THAT PORTER GOSS WAS ORIGINALLY A MEMBER OF THE OPERATION 40 WITH GHWB, FRANK STURGIS,
BARRY SEAL, FELIX RODRIGUEZ, AND MANY OTHER NOTABLE INDIVIDUALS.

GHWB PLACED GOSS AS THE TRANSITIONAL CIA DIRECTOR. COINCIDENCE ?

As always, I strongly recommend that you first read, research, and study material completely yourself
about a Subject Matter, and then formulate your own Opinions and Theories.

Any additional analyses, interviews, investigations, readings, research, studies, thoughts, or writings
on any aspect of this Subject Matter ?

Bear in mind that we are trying to attract and educate a Whole New Generation of JFK Researchers
who may not be as well versed as you.

Comments ?

Respectfully,
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Porter J. Goss
Former Director, Central Intelligence Agency

Porter J. Goss served as the 19th and last Director of Central Intelligence from September 24, 2004 until April 21, 2005. At that time, he became the first Director of the Central Intelligence Agency under the newly signed Intelligence Reform and Terrorism Prevention Act. He continued as D/CIA until May 26, 2006.

Previously, Mr. Goss served as the Congressman from Southwest Florida for almost 16 years. He was Chairman of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence from 1997 until his nomination as DCI in August 2004. He served for almost a decade as a member of the committee, which oversees the intelligence community and authorizes its annual budget. During the 107th Congress, Mr. Goss co-chaired the joint congressional inquiry into the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001. He was the second Director of Central Intelligence to have served in Congress.
In addition to Intelligence, Mr. Goss' Congressional career focused on the environment, House ethics, senior issues, health care reform and the Rules Committee. He was a leader on Everglade's legislation and takes great pride in the passage of the Ricky Ray Bill which offered relief to victims who contracted HIV through a contaminated blood supply. Mr. Goss was awarded the Distinguished Service Award in 2006.

Mr. Goss was a U.S. Army Intelligence officer from 1960 to 1962. He served as a clandestine service officer with the Central Intelligence Agency from 1962 until 1972, when a serious illness forced his retirement. While at the CIA, he completed assignments in Latin America, the Caribbean, and Europe.

After leaving the CIA, Mr. Goss and his family settled in Sanibel, Florida, where he was a small business owner and co-founder of a local newspaper. He was an active leader in the incorporation of the City of Sanibel in 1974 and was elected its first Mayor. From 1983 until 1988, Mr. Goss was a member of the Lee County (Florida) Commission, serving as its chairman in1985 and 1986.
Mr. Goss holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in classical Greek from Yale University, graduating with high honors. He was born in Waterbury, Connecticut on November 26, 1938. He and his wife, Mariel, have four children and 12 grandchildren.

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