Message from discussion Pontchartrain Eleven?
From: isabelk...@aol.com (IsabelKirk)
Date: 23 Feb 2001 10:21:02 GMT
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Subject: Re: Pontchartrain Eleven?
The report you cite may be "playing on words". There is no question that
several men were picked up, and I believe the records show that Lauchli was one
of them. It may be that no charges were actually "filed". That, of course, is
a horse of a different color, and should set off all kinds of alarms.
As far as "investigation did not disclose...etc.", what is that supposed to
mean? Someone is obviously getting very "tricky" here, at the very time that
William Walter was revealing details of the ORIGINAL FILES to Garrison and
>Subject: Re: Pontchartrain Eleven?
>From: jerry shinley jpshin...@my-deja.com
>Date: 2/22/01 7:45 AM Central Standard Time
>> I have no idea whether there were eleven arrested in the raid. I recall
>> reading that one of those arrested was Minuteman honcho Richard Lauchli, an
>> Illinois gundealer who was rumored to make a practice of getting his wares
>> national guard armories.
> I do have a document, a report prepared by the FBI N.O. field office as an
>analysis of William Turner's January 1968 Ramparts article, "The Garrison
>Commission...". (RIF: 124-10054-10084, FBI: 62-109060-6057, Date:
> This report states:
> Investigation resulted in the confiscation of a large cache of
>explosives, but did not disclose that the MC LANEY farm was being utilized as
>military training ground by Anti-CASTRO sympathizers.
> No arrests were made as a result of this investigation [...]
> It is pointed out that RICHARD LAUCHLI, JR., was not arrested
>in connection with this matter.
><end of excerpt>
> I'm willing to entertain the possibility that this report is incorrect,
>like to know the basis for believing that there were arrests in conjunction
>the seizing of the explosives. I know that Lauchli was involved in procuring
>the explosives, I'd like to know if he was in fact in La. and held by the FBI
>on July 31, 1963.
I believe the ORIGINAL records reveal that he was picked up in that raid. It
may have served some purpose of the FBI not to actually "file charges" But
that only raises more questions re the FBI, its informant[s] on this raid, and
why it would want to counter Turner's article.
> Another who was investigated (though perhaps not arrested) was Jose
>> who has gone on to quite a career, involved in many, many "operations". It
>> Basulto who was the member of "Brothers to the Rescue" who escaped when his
>> compadres were shot down by Cuba in Feb., 1996.
>> Basulto was also one of the most vocal (of a lot of "vocal") Cuban exiles
>> involved in the Elain Gonzales disaster.
>> Basulto was in the army in 1963, and if memory serves me correctly, he was
>> investigated for being part of a plan (as a pilot) to use the explosives to
>> blow up targets in Cuba. I believe he had some kind of alibi.
>> I am told that the person who probably has the most information on this
>> historical document specialist Bill Adams. You can probably reach him
>> his website, www.redacted.com. Or through reputable scholars in the San
>> Francisco Bay area.