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Author:  johnmccarthy [ Tue Jan 18, 2005 7:25 pm ]
Post subject:  Bio

My posts on this and other forums usually deals with the corruption of the systems of government and what actions are availble to us in addressing and correcting these blatant Crimes Against Humanity.

The following information is provided as an insight as to what makes me the person I am and what I am doing to address these issues.


John McCarthy
Captain U.S. Army Special Forces

To whom it may concern:

Military Assignments.

I joined Special Forces in June, 1960, 77th SFG at Ft. Bragg. On July 1, 1960, the 77th SFG became the 7th SFG, I was assigned to the 10th SFG in December, 1960 due to a shortage of my MOS.

I was trained as an SF radio operator. I qualified for my "3" in April, 1961.

I was then assigned as an Intel Analyst and worked for Sully Fontaine, the 10th SFG S-2, Dan schubert, EC White and Ed White.

In 1962 I graduated with honors from the 7th Army NCO Academy across the quadrangle of Flint Kaserne and was promoted to E-5.

I attended the 10th SFG Training School in Lengries, Germany and was assigned as an instructor in D Company, working for Ralph Puckett.

My mentors in these early years was Llarkyn Winfred (Rock) Nesom and Pop Grant and DJ Smith.

I assisted in the training of East Germans who came into West Berlin via the tunnel system for reinsertion into East Germany as agents directed by SOTFE, Special Operations Task Force Europe, CIA Hq in Frankfurt, Germany.

I was then assigned to an A team in B Company of the 10th as the junior radio operator with assignments in France, Greece, and submarine training on the USS Tirante and Tigerone off the island of Crete.

I was on the European Underwater Recovery Team, the nuclear weapons team, and the Mountain Climbing Detachment.

I worked with Displaced Persons such as Jon Novy and others who were the initial cadre in 1953 when the 10th was moved from Ft. Bragg to Bad Toelz, Germany. Many of our DP's were OSS Veterans and carried cover names. Jon Novy used his real name. He was from Hungary.

I qualified quarterly to maintain my "3", which requires a proficiency in all of the disciplines of Special Forces.

I attended OCS and Ranger School at Ft. Benning in 1964 and was then assigned to the 3rd SFG at Ft. Bragg where I attended the Officers Special Forces Course. I was then assigned to the 1st SFG in Okinawa and immediately sent TDY to the 5th SFG in Nha Trang, Vietnam and further assigned as the XO of an A Team 415 opening a new SF Camp at Ap Bac and Kinh Quan Hai in 4th Corps, sixty miles West of Saigon in the middle of the Plain of Reeds. Outside artillery range, we were bait.

After returning to Okinawa I completed the UDT School and Submarine training on the USS Tunny, SS 241, where I trained Chinese Nationalists in the art of night infiltration while submerged and underway. They were later sent into mainland China as agent provocateurs directed by the CIA.

I then trained Nationalist Chinese in the art of High Altitude Low Opening (HALO) for infiltration into mainland China, as directed by the CIA. I was assigned to Taiwan for these activities.

In June 1967 I was assigned as the S-3 for Project Omega working for Pappy Lamar in Plei Djereng, Vietnam.

In September of 1967 I was assigned as the Case Officer for Project Cherry of B-57 (Gamma) running black terror and assassination teams. This was a CIA operation run out of the US Embassy in Saigon. ... Carthy.htm
All of these URL's are operable as of this posting.

A two hour interview can be accessed at archived in 2002, show #76

I was carried on the books of the 5th SFG until murder charges were dismissed in Jan 1971, where I was assigned as the S-3 of the Combat Surveillance School at Ft. Huachuca, AZ. I resigned and left the service after 11years and six months-2 days of active duty with an Honorable discharge.

I then became a police officer in Miami, Florida.


The Writings Of And About
John McCarthy

The Crimes: 1) Treason in Wartime 2) Conspiracy To Obstruct Justice In A Capital Murder Case to Cover Up the Treason


Charles Morgan, Jr. lawyer, retired and living in Northern Florida, wrote a book in 1979 titled "ONE MAN-ONE VOICE".

No longer in print and only available in the reference sections of some major libraries, Chuck Morgan writes about his various challenges while successfully defending the likes of Muhamed Ali, myself and others.

Chapter 12, below, is an example of Chuck's wit and humor. If you have the opportunity to locate this book, I can promise an entertaining experience and wonderment of just how troubled our judicial system is in America.

One Man, One Voice Chapter 12
The following chapter is from a book written by Charles Morgan, Jr., my attorney during the appellate process. This book; One Man, One Voice is a compilation of events surrounding various clients of Mr. Morgan. He successfully represented Muhammad Ali, Howard Levy and others whose Civil Liberties were trashed by the US Government. The book, published in 1979, is out of print, unfortunately. It is not available in the San Francisco Library System, the Phoenix Library System, and there is one copy, sometimes, in the entire Los Angeles Library System in the Reference Section of the Main Library in Beverly Hills. Of note is the quote from Washington Post Reporter Murray Marder. It would take another 21 years to locate National Security Documents showing Treason in War (see below). The publisher was Holt, Rinehart and Winston.

Chapter 12
Captain John J. McCarthy of Special Forces had been tried in secret and sentenced to life for the murder of a "peasant." At Fort Leavenworth he and Howard Levy were subjected to unusual punishment: The army made them cellmates. I could understand the kind of army reasoning which put them together, thinking back to the time I had run away from military school and they had brought me back just to kick me out.

I could also understand the logic in Levy's request that I represent McCarthy. I had been denied access to Levy's low-classified G-2 dossier which held no "national security" secrets. Access to the highly secret transcript in McCarthy's case would undercut any "security risk" argument which the army might make to justify its denial to me of Levy's dossier. If the army refused me "Top Secret" clearance, neither Levy nor McCarthy would be worse off that they already were, and McCarthy would be able to assign that refusal as a deprivation of his right to select counsel of his own choosing.

The prison conference room in which McCarthy and I met was so small that it turned whispers into shouts. We sized each other up. He had pale blue eyes. He was wiry, neat even in fatigues, and of medium height. He talked freely, but he knew more about the charge than the transcript disclosed. If he had killed that "peasant"---and he didn't believe he had---he had done so accidentally, and somewhere that peasant had a service record which would show him to be every bit as skilled and "special" as McCarthy.

In January 1960, on his seventeenth birthday, John McCarthy had enlisted in the army. After he qualified as a paratrooper and finished Special Forces training, he was stationed in Germany. Extraordinarily competent, his expertise included jumping from airplanes at 30,000 feet and opening his parachute 500 feet above ground or water, and, if water, swimming under it.

In October 1964, he completed officer training and was assigned to a Special Forces organization in Okinawa. Next came Vietnam. He returned to Okinawa and from there had a number of short-term assignments. On Taiwan he served on a joint United States---Republic of China team. Later he worked with a group of military men from the Republic of the Philippines. In June 1967, when the army sent Levy to prison, it sent McCarthy to Vietnam as an operations officer. In the early-morning hours after Thanksgiving night--November 24, 1967--McCarthy, who always operated under civilian cover, and a Special Forces sergeant, also dressed as a civilian, went to a "safe house" in Vietnam where "Jimmie," a male Oriental with whom they worked, was quartered. McCarthy told the sergeant, "Go outside and bring Jimmie." According to the unclassified portions of the trial transcript, Jimmie was a Cambodian who belonged to the highly secret Khmer Serie (Free Cambodia). In the wee hours of that November morning, McCarthy, Jimmie, and the sergeant left Saigon on the road to Ho Ngoc Tao in a four-door civilian Datsun. The sergeant drove. Jimmie had been caught possessing documents which jeopardized the security of McCarthy's secret unit. Jimmie at in the front seat center. At his right McCarthy held a .38-caliber Smith and Wesson revolver loosely in his left hand behind the front seat.

As they amiable chatted there was a loud "explosion." The windshield frosted into honeycombed cracks. Jimmie slumped, a hole through his head, blood pouring from his face, dead.

They hid the corpse under a tarpaulin in a six-foot ditch and returned to the detachment compound. McCarthy went to bed. The sergeant reported the incident. The next morning the detachment commander, a non-Special Forces "intelligence officer," placed McCarthy under arrest. After sixty days' confinement at Long Binh jail, known affectionately as LBJ, McCarthy was secretly tried.

His counsel, Captain Stewart P. Davis, stipulated that "Jimmie," known by several other names, including Inchin Hai Lam, was dead. He also agreed that McCarthy was one of the three men in the automobile; that his weapon discharged inside that automobile; that previous to that "Jimmie" was alive, and afterward he was dead. The question for the court-martial was How had Jimmie been killed? Murder? Ambush? Shrapnel? A stray shot? A ricochet from the accidental discharge of McCarthy's.38? Davis said, "[The prosecution] cannot connect Captain McCarthy's weapon and the wound."

Davis looks like the movie-star version of a Special Forces man--solidly built, well tanned, his quiet approach to the law and life belying an ability to withstand pressure. After becoming a paratrooper, he graduated from Washington and Lee's law school and served in the Judge Advocate Generals Corps.

Davis and McCarthy made an excellent defense team. The lawyer liked his client, who insisted he had wanted Jimmie questioned, not killed.

Their problem was the pathologist. He had observed no powder burns on the skin on Jimmie's neck near the wound, and in his expert opinion any weapon larger than a .25 caliber would have produced both a star-shaped wound and a burn visible to the naked eye. Since he found gunpowder within the wound he concluded that the weapon had been held against Jimmie's body. The .38 would have made a larger hold, and a more pronounced gunpowder "tattoo." The pathologist said a weapon of .25 caliber or less had been held against Jimmie's neck. That ruled out an accidental or stray shot, shrapnel or a ricochet. It also ruled out the possibility that a bullet had been fired from outside the Datsun. But the window's on the left side of the automobile had been down, and a motorcycles had pulled away from the "safe house" and headed up the highway immediately before them. Inside the Datsun, McCarthy, his .38 **** in anticipation of hostile fire, had speculated on the mission of the motorcyclist. The sergeant testified that his elbow had been resting on the window frame when the "explosion" occurred. It was then that McCarthy's weapon had fired. Had McCarthy's weapon caused that explosion or had he fired it as a reflex response to another shot?

By saying that the wound could not have been caused by the .38 at close range, the pathologist ruled out answers to these and other questions. Under normal circumstances his testimony would have meant McCarthy could not have committed the crime. But Special Forces men were trained to defy normal circumstances. They were known for their ability to obtain and use small, secret. 25-caliber single-shot devices. So the jury believed that McCarthy had killed Jimmie with a secret .25-caliber weapon, and under that theory, the killing could not have been accidental.

They sentenced him to life and hard labor and recommended clemency. That was normal enough. What was unheard of was their refusal to order a forfeiture of his pay and allowances and his dismissal from the service.

I entered the case on June 10, 1968. It took the Army 229 days to prove me "nationally secure." After my clearance on February 25, 1969, I certified in writing that I had read the statutes which provide for "the willful or negligent divulging of classified information to unauthorized persons" and a "penalty of death or imprisonment for any term of years or for life." In a similar situation, In Muhammad Ali's case, I had refused to accept wiretap logs covered by a secrecy order. That also was an intuitive judgment and, in law as in life, "luck."

In Falls Church, Virginia, I was provided a "secure" secretary for dictation, typing, and clerical work. I couldn't work on certain aspects of the case in Atlanta, for the transcript and other documents couldn't leave the Falls Church office building. Later (on February 8, 1970) in an article in the Washington Post entitled TERMINATED AGENT MAY HAUNT U.S., Murray Marder would write: "[W]hile comparatively obscure, the McCarthy case carries a larger potential for international complications than the celebrated Green Berets case." McCarthy was locked up in the government's prison, but if Marder was right, the secrets McCarthy knew made the government his prisoner. In court papers I urged McCarthy be freed, for he had been deprived of his unqualified constitutional rights to an open and public trial.

Soon after the August 6, 1969 headline in the Atlanta Journal---BERET COLONEL, 7 OTHERS CHARGED IN VIET MURDER---I telephoned the disciplinary barracks. "John, if you haven't told me the truth, if you lied at the trial, if you've said anything up to now that wasn't true, it is time to recant."

I want to know every fact which a client reasonable thinks may have a bearing upon his case. From the beginning McCarthy maintain his innocence, and even if his story seemed irrational to some, he stuck by it---tenaciously. I would cross-examine and attempt to trip him up, and ask him every question I could think of. He remained unshaken and unshakable.

I explained that Special Forces Colonel Robert B. Rheault and the seven other men charged with murder in Vietnam had as much chance of coming to trial as did the CIA or Richard M. Nixon. The desire to cover up, to keep secrets---not from the Communists but from Americans---would guarantee the release of the Special Forces men. If McCarthy had lied at trial and to me, but now came out with the truth, we could tie his case to Rheault's, and the odds would be a hundred to one in favor of his release.

"I'll be *******ed!" came the response. "If my own lawyer won't believe me. I told the truth! I don't give a damn if a rot in here. I didn't kill that man!" When a convict serving a life sentence angers at the sight of a master key to his cell, it's time that he be believed.

On September 29, 1969, the army dismissed the charges against Rheault and company and blamed the cover-up on the CIA's refusal to allow its agents to testify at any trial. Two days later, in the New York Times, the lawyer for a Green Beret, Henry B. Rothblatt, said that Nixon made that decision.

In Washington, Stewart Davis conferred with Colonel Pierre A. Finck, chief of the Wound Ballistics Pathology Branch of the Armed Forces Institute of Pathology, and widely known as the physician who performed the John F. Kennedy autopsy. Finck told Davis that he was familiar with the McCarthy file and testimony, but he revealed nothing helpful. Neither did the army attorney who directed Davis to the right file, which, however, he could not let Davis see. But he placed the file on the nearby table and left Davis in the room, saying, "There's a Xerox machine down the hall and a sergeant in the next office."

Alone, Davis opened the folder. On top there was a memorandum from the prosecution's pathologist-witness to "Chief, Forensic Pathology Division, Armed Forces Institute of Pathology." "Because of the small size of the wound and the absence of grossly visible powder tattooing I originally testified....that the murder weapon was probably a .22 or .25 caliber weapon."The pathologist went on to write that he had been "mistaken about the weapon." (Date of Memorandum is September 8, 1968---Date of Discovery is March 20, 1970)

Based upon the trial transcript, McCarthy's testimony that he had a .38-caliber pistol, and the driver's description of the sound as deafening, that his ear were ringing, and that he experienced "a temporary loss of hearing", the pathologist had altered his scientific judgment. He wrote, "In conclusion I new think the victim was killed by a single shot from Captain McCarthy's revolver fired several inches away from the back of the neck."

So the accidental firing of the .38 could have killed Jimmie.

Finally, in the secret world of secret cases, we had begun to win. The report of the pathologist also mentioned correspondence with "the Federal Bureau of Investigation regarding a bullet fragment removed from the nasal pharynx from the deceased." This metal was "enclosed in a plastic envelope attached to the FBI report."

When we obtained the report it read, "A tiny particle of quartz was stuck to the surface of the fragment." It also said, "No glass was found." Quartz comes from glass and glass can come from shattered windshields, so we wanted to examine the metal fragment. But the FBI and the army had managed to lose it in the registered mail.

In a Virginia office building, in a hearing open to the public, I argued for the right of public trial. Then the three officers on the Court of Military Review, accompanied by their security adviser, adjourned to a conference room in the bowels of the Pentagon. Outside, soldiers stood guard which I argued from the secret portion of the record.

On October 29, 1970, we won. Based upon the pathologist's altered testimony, the court unanimously ordered the convictions set aside. One judge went further. To him, McCarthy's "record in intelligence and intelligence-related operations, as well as the military skills associated therewith which he has developed," made it in defiance of "logic" that he would have murdered "the victim in the manner developed by the Government at trial and urged upon us during appellate argument." Terming McCarthy a "proven officer, thoroughly trained in intelligence operations, well-disciplined and sensitive to the ramifications of all his actions, not only with regard to the United States but to other political entities whose interests might be affected," that judge said the court should have forbidden a retrial. But that decision rested with Major General W.B. Latta of the army's Strategic Communications Command, under whom McCarthy was then serving.

On January 6, 1971, I met the general at Fort Huachuca, Arizona. He concurred in his staff judge advocates recommendation that a new trial was "not warranted." The charge was dismissed.

Months after John McCarthy honorably left the service, I received an urgent telephone call. He had applied for a job. He told me of the the county personnel officer who had received an FBI report on his status.

"I'm sitting in this man's office and the report at which he's looking says I should be locked in prison. Would you tell him I'm not an escapee or a convicted felon?" I did so, as I marveled at the efficiency and concern of a government which imprisoned together one man who termed its heroes killers, and a hero whom the government termed a killer, then ignored its own pathologists recantation, lost a metal bullet fragment transmitted in its registered mail, and failed to put into its computer the record of the one Green Beret it had certified innocent.

Charles Morgan is retired and living in Northern Florida Stewart Davis is a Judge in Northern Virginia Pierre Finck is retired and living in Switzerland


Just before bedtime I find it appropriate to offer words of wisdom from an unknown author. Every time a hear a challenge to the exposure of Crimes Against Humanity, election fraud, vote manipulation, fabricated evidence to justify an aggressive, preemptive attack on a sovereign country and the diversionary tactic of calling those who expose such arrogance as "conspiracy theorists", I look up from my desk to see the following:



Author:  Jesse [ Wed Jan 19, 2005 7:05 pm ]
Post subject:  Wow

Imressive bio sir!

Nice to have you as a member!

Author:  Catherine [ Thu Jan 20, 2005 3:14 pm ]
Post subject:  My Bio

Well, I can't give as impressive a bio as John has...what a remarkable guy! I'm very proud to know him.

I live in North Carolina, in the beautiful Appalachian mountains, and have done so all my life. I graduated from Western Carolina University (where I also did graduate work) in 1972 and taught school for 31 years, retiring in 2003. While at Western, I was a member of Kappa Delta Pi, an honorary education society. During my teaching career, I also taught teachers and substitute teachers how to be more effective in the classroom, and co-authored a book for subs entitled Survival and Success: A Handbook for the Substitute Teacher.

As my school's Teacher of the Year, and Outstanding Educator, I was tapped by the North Carolina Center for the Advancement of Teaching to attend several of their seminars, including one which took place in Charleston, SC at the Spoleto Festival, as well as being a Teacher Scholar at the Center in 1992.

I loved teaching for the 31 years I did it, and still loved it the day I retired. I refused to become like far too many tired and cranky teachers who are clinging to their jobs because they have nothing else to do in their lives. I have far too much to do! :D

I am happily married to a wonderful man who owns a land surveying company, and we have three children..two sons and a daughter. Both sons served in the military...the youngest is making a career in the Coast Guard. The older son served four years in the Army and is now a policeman. Our daughter is a teacher of high school English. We have two grandchildren, a girl, who is almost 9, and a baby boy born January 11.

My hobbies include collecting rare and antique children's books, oil painting, reading, politics, hiking, scrapbooking, and LEARNING...I'm always eager to learn something new. I hope to travel more now that I've retired, but I also love being at home.

I found TVNL last year, and decided to join because I was so impressed with the quality of the board itself, as well as the excellent and inspiring editorials written by Jesse and a few others who help maintain the board.

It's a good site, and I hope it continues to grow.


Who's next? :D

Author:  dori [ Fri Feb 04, 2005 7:59 pm ]
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Oh, dear. Color me impressed, but also I don't feel as though I belong on this site. I haven't done a darn thing in life but what it takes to get along.

I am a disabled person--have been all my life. I spent 19 years being used as a punching bag by a 'very religious' person who was supposedly married to me. Long, uninteresting story.

I lived on $100 a week income for all the years after that unfortunate connection. The term 'pinching pennies' isn't a joke.

I did MUCH volunteer work from my home. Letters to the editor, making flyers, pamphlets, writing fundraising letters, keeping books, head of the ProChoice Coalition of this area, projects for children's programs, working on election campaigns, etc. A person can do a lot of things without leaving home, that was true even in the 'old days'.

If I have one wish it is that I am never bored--it seems boredom is a curse that makes people do very unkind things.

I am older than the hills (just how old ARE they?) and with the way our country is behaving, am glad to not be any younger. It is the young that are going to have to pay for what is happening now.

As a concerned citizen, that is why I fight day after day to get the information out that our media is not to be trusted--our media lies! When I heard the name of this site I just HAD to see it! And it is a fantastic site!

Jesse, you have done wonders.

And Cathreine, you are a fisher of intellect. You have trolled and brought in very good people.

I hope the site is going to continue to grow and remain a place to find information that the news doesn't want us to know. They can't propagandize us if we refuse to accept their pat statements.

Thank you everyone for bringing pertinent and interesting information to us all.

Author:  Catherine [ Fri Feb 04, 2005 10:29 pm ]
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Hey, I only ask quality folks to come to this site, you have a very comfortable niche here at TVNL, where you most assuredly belong.

My first marriage sounds a bit like yours. My first husband tried to destroy my desire to learn because he felt threatened by my intelligence and insatiable thirst for knowledge. I'm a breast cancer survivor, too, so my life has been no bed of roses, even though I'm happier now than I've ever been personally.

I would express my sympathy to you for all of your difficulties, but instead I think I will extend to you my applause for overcoming them as well as you have. I am awed by your intellect, by your passion for truth, and by your willingness to keep up and debate the issues that are important to all of us. When I saw your posts at Smirking Chimp, I KNEW you would fit right in at any board I was on.

I am the one grateful to you for having trusted me enough to accept my invitations to these discussion boards.


Author:  dori [ Sat Feb 05, 2005 4:13 am ]
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Thank you very much for your kind words and your trust Catherine.

Honest, I wasn't looking for sympathy. I got over a long time ago any desire for anything but to move forward.

When my nephew sent this computer here, it was as though he had sent me a huge library--and nothing is a bigger turn-on than a library! I don't work the computer very well, but well enough to find all kinds of information and what could be a greater gift in one's life than an unlimited source of information.

The trick is to pick through it and figure out what is true and what is propaganda. Just like the rest of life.

Always interesting. Generally fun when you make the right choices.....

Author:  Eva [ Sat Feb 05, 2005 11:08 am ]
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I am inspired by you. I am an able bodied person, in her 30's. I have never been married, and whatever relationships I have been in, no man has ever abused me.
I have alot of time on my hands, and I don't do nearly as much as you do.
There are people who have been through less than what you have been through and who don't know how to move forward or give to others. You on the other hand, from your home, have give your time to so many worthy causes.
I have read most of your posts on this board and you are very perceptive and knowledgable. I agree with you that a computer is like a library. I get most of my information about what is going on in the world from the internet. Also, you seem to have mastered a computer just fine.
You are a truly inspirational person.


Author:  dori [ Sat Feb 05, 2005 3:38 pm ]
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Thank you so much Eva, but don't think you are not 'doing' a lot. It just doesn't feel like it at the time.

I didn't feel I was doing all that much, just filling places that needed some help. It is looking back that one sees, oh my gosh, I really have been busy haven't I?

One time I counted up, I had done volunteer work for well over 20 places, mostly having to do with human rights and children. I have volunteered for more places since then. Amazing how many places need fundraising letters, pamphlets, address labels, all the things I have already said above, and there are telephone calls that one can make too.

I made smile calls from my home to many shut-ins while volunteering for the local 'help line'. Also talked with people contemplating suicide. We didn't have any local help for emotional problems. Some people just needed someone to listen to them, some needed to go to 'the big city' for more in depth help.

Eva, you are so young yet. You can't possibly feel like you have done 'little' in your life--my life has been more than twice yours and I didn't really get started in the helping field until I was in my 40s. I was so alone, had been forever, and I was hungry to be 'part of' something. I became part of everything I could find.

I don't recommend going that far.....

Just one thing to remember for anyone going into the 'helping' field--do not do it to find friends. When people need help, they are very friendly but as soon as they are on their feet, you now remind them of bad times and they want to forget bad times so you are part of an unpleasant memory. They want nothing to do with you. Never take that personally, it has nothing to do with you as a person it has everything to do with people wanting to move on in their lives and not wanting to remember hard times.

That is why it takes someone who is comfortable with him/herself to be able to continue doing a job that you are not paid for in money OR friendly feelings.

Some things we do just because they are the right thing to do.

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