Ghost Haunts the Central Intelligence Agency
That ghost, a Central Intelligence
Agency program linked the former spy to Rendition, the
9/11 terrorist attacks and a terrorist cell in Houston
Texas known as the 'Post Oak Cell'. Carnaby's connections
marries the spy agency to not only CIA and a long history
of covert operations but to Alan Premel in a multitude of
ways through a private Houston firm. For the protection of
foreign nationals, key networks and active programs,
Carnaby had to be instantly denied by CIA spokesman Paul
Gimigliano in order to protect sensitive connections and
silent relationships. Instantly, Roland Carnaby was linked
through his firm.
Now that the firm has been shut down,
agency officials and investigators have latched onto the
idea of collecting clandestine data to justify the CIA's
covert fundraising activities through the firm, even
Premel's competence--indeed, his very existence--is being
questioned. After Houston police shot and killed (Roland
Carnaby),the alleged CIA spy, Premel was left to answer
all the difficult questions about a private firm which ran
in exclusive, quiet and dark circles.
It is no secret that dozens of U.S.
corporations--from Fortune 500 companies to small,
high-tech firms--are secretly assisting the CIA and they
have for decades, allowing the agency to place full-time
officers from its operations divisions into corporate
offices abroad. Is what was uncovered in Houston an
example of such covert work? To get to the bottom of it we
not only reached out to veteran and retired CIA officers
but also examined the definitions of officers and the
roles they play and to try to find out who they were.
denied Carnaby repeatedly but never once denied Premel.
how can a 30 year supposed veteran of the CIA get denied
and his young apprentice, who is directly under him not be
Lets look first at the role of someone like Premel.
And why he is in this situation. In first contacting Alan
Premel, he expressed outrage being tied into the Carnaby
story at all since Mike Tolson of the Houston Chronicle
broke Premel's name into the case. "I shouldn't have
been a part of it, it was about his mysterious last hour
and his wild 100 mph chase and not about me. I was tied in
through some BS internet postings and Tolson linked me in
that way. It was extremely unfair", Premel stated in
June 2008. Chronicle
CIA personnel can serve under what is referred to as
"nonofficial cover" and at CIA they refer to
them as (NOC's), CIA officers pose as American businessmen
in friendly countries, from Asia to Central America to
Western Europe. There, they recruit agents from the ranks
of foreign officials and business leaders, pilfer secrets,
and even conduct special operations and paramilitary
activities. This is a very broad description but as we
have learned from the investigations that the front
business, Patriot Oil, which was shut down before the
Carnaby assassination, was in part a paramilitary
operation in Central and South America. They used a south
Texas firm to buy tractor parts and four of the
officers including Carnaby were trained in paramilitary
operations at Camp Peary near Williamsburg Virginia.
All were involved in training of rebels in base camps set up in
remote mountainous regions.
We know they (Carnaby's firm) actively
recruited officers because Premel and one of his female
officers have already publicly come out and talked about
the firm. Overnight, Patriot Oil, became the focus of
thousands of civilians and conspiracy theorists so
everything disappeared on the web about the firm,
instantly. That was all knowledge pre-Carnaby
assassination. After Carnaby is killed, flags are raised
and questions are being asked about Aspyr Global, a
private global intelligence firm started up post Carnaby
retirement and pre-Caranby assassination.
After Carnaby retires and before he is
killed, Carnaby worked for a small private firm out of
the same town of Houston Texas as a
"consultant." Premel was listed as a co-owner of
the firm and within days of it being viewed all over the
web it mysteriously disappears along with all the other
postings on Premel. Now, there are no records of any firm
even existing, which is why many of the references you see
to the firm are just titled and called, 'the firm.' The
story of the CIA's NOC (pronounced "knock")
program, revealed here for the first time, raises serious
questions about the CIA at a time when the agency is
already beset by scandal after scandal in every
generation, most recently with Extraordinary Rendition.
Yet the NOC program has grown to its present bloated size
without any public scrutiny--and with no open discussion
within the companies whose interests could be harmed by a
We know that NOC programs exist in major
corporations abroad but how about smaller US corporations
and what about in US domestic cities? We contacted the CIA
Public Relations office and they stated that they do not
define anything domestically. Then why through the death
of a supposed CIA officer did we find ties to former
Deputy Director of Operations James Pavitt? It was
confirmed to be a legitimate front company used for CIA in
the Central America and South America to aide in drug
operations and the training of small armed rebel groups,
all CIA sponsored, backed and now public knowledge that
Pavitt ran the show and approved budgets. Aspyr Global was
legit, it was legal. It was an actual business until
Carnaby was slain, watched by thousands on live tv. (Carnaby
HPD Shooting Video). Carnaby was the Houston chapter President of the
Association of Former Intelligence Officers and partner in
two private firms who accepted funds from the US
government to startup their endeavors. When we questioned
Premel who always gave prompt responses, was professional,
and always had answers. He frankly just knew too many
details on everything from exact contracts, he knew the
names of the forms, he knew all the numbers, names of
people involved and he checked out.
Alan Premel, went on to describe a
system of businesses set up to finance, train and assist
different operations. Some were for economic reasons, some for
paramilitary and some for counter-terrorist.
Premel referred to the startup money as "seed
money." Congress designates and sets aside such
covert funds every year and the American tax payer has no
idea where it goes. It goes to companies such as the two
we mentioned previously to support the US intelligence
To date, there are nearly 23,000 members
of 86 chapters of a federal program that began in 1996 to
aid the FBI in enhancing homeland security. The "InfraGard"
program deputizes members of private sector industry to
work with state and federal law enforcement and the
Department of Homeland Security to provide advance
information on criminal activity that threatens domestic
security. These civilians also receive advance warning of
terrorist threats before the rest of the public is
Matthew Rothschild of the Progressive
reported Feb. 7, 2008, "One business executive who
showed me his Infragard card told me they have permission
to ‘shoot to kill’ in the event of martial law. So was
Carnaby apart of 'InfraGard?'
The interesting angles do not stop
there. Roland Carnaby was also tied and linked to Austin
Texas through the private intelligence firm Stratfor, and its owner George Friedman.
since its inception has been known as the "Quasi
So we have Carnaby tied to these three
of these companies. Two of them confirmed to be
former undercover and front business organizations for CIA.
We also have him tied publicly to another private firm,
which is deeply in bed with CIA and has made no secret
about it. The first firm was ran by James Pavitt, a known
CIA official who came out publicly when he took over the
Directorate of Operations as its Deputy Director of
Operations and Alan Premel, also a character who after a
year of being out in the public has not been denied by
CIA. And the third firm, Stratfor, works along with
government business but mostly in the intelligence with
private business and has tremendous CIA influence.
We are completely convinced that Alan Premel was employed
by the CIA.
After Carnaby's name was smeared through
press for months we found out
that his real name was not even Tony, or Roland Carnaby. It was close, Karnabe with a 'K'.
That Karnabe family name was linked to a major business in the UK and a shipping line in
Beirut? Not only was he linked to the
businesses they ended up being family businesses that his
father ran. And there are deep pockets and CIA connections
that go back 50-60 years and directly ties Roland Carnaby
to the former Prime Minister of Lebanon, Rafik Hariri.
Hariri, as we have discovered in the months after
investigating, owned commercial real estate and towers in
Houston. He personally financed Roland Carnaby and his
Houston firm along with 'Seed Money' from CIA.
Rafik Hariri By the 1980s, Hariri entered the
Forbes top 100. In 2002 Hariri became the
fourth-richest politician in the world. Forbes
estimated his personal and family's fortune at $4.3
billion on its 2005 World's richest people. After
his assassination, his family inherited a total of
$16.7 billion in 2006, which drew some questions
which haven't been explained by the Hariri family on
how $4.3 billion became $16.7 billion in the course
of the year after the assassination. All his family
members appeared on the Forbes' list of billionaires
in 2006. ... Rafiq Hariri
had interests stretching from Riyadh to Paris to Houston.
Until returning to Lebanon, his son Saad Hariri ran
Saudi Oger, a USD $3.15 billion (sales) construction
conglomerate. Oger paid $375 million to increase its
ownership in Arab Bank in order to keep out
interested Arab-American investors.
To illustrate, they start a company or
a firm and they want to join the ranks and work with the
CIA, where do you start? According to intelligence
sources, by joining the CIA in clandestine activities, a
company tacitly willfully accepts that some of its
employees could routinely break the law in another country
and, if exposed, embarrass the company and endanger its
other overseas employees.
Unlike most CIA officers, who are
stationed abroad disguised as U.S. State Department
employees, military officials, or other U.S. government
personnel attached to an American embassy, NOCs operate
without any apparent links to the U.S. government, none
what-so-ever. They are able to approach people who would
not otherwise come into contact with a U.S. embassy
official. The CIA's operations within terrorist, drug
trafficking, and arms dealer networks often involve NOCs
who can move more easily in such circles without raising
After Carnaby's death, alarming details came
out that he was involved in criminal activities through
shipping and identity theft. The Secret Service seized his
laptop and found that he was raising money privately for
alleged companies taking $15,000-70,000 per victim. We saw
in the case against Premel, that Premel accepted ipods
from Roland Carnaby on behalf of the company and passed
them out as gifts throughout the 2007 year. Premel
was arrested in 2008 for ipod theft after Premel failed to
name the source of the ipods. When we questioned Alan Premel on why he never
gave up Carnaby's name he stated "He's not the type
of guy you turned in, he's not the type of guy you screwed
over. I feared that my body would never be found and
floating face down"
It was discovered that Carnaby was
actively engaged in criminal operations from 2006-2008,
Premel attributes this behavior to the death of
Rafik Hariri. Hariri, a Lebanese billionaire and former
Prime Minister who was not only steeped into intelligence
activities, but also was very well known in Houston as a prominent businessman and owned several hi-rise buildings.
Roland Carnaby as the story goes, worked as
a right-hand man to Hariri in interests dealing in Lebanon and
in the United States. So when Hariri was assassinated in
2005, funding and financing dried up in 2006 for Carnaby.
And that is when you start seeing a pattern of criminal
behavior for the next two years.
When we queried Alan Premel on Carnaby
starting up a business and raising money he was very quick
to answer and in great detail. He stated, "you mean,
GPS, Global Protection Services LLC. It was a private
security and protection firm that was going to be funded
by Hariri in Houston and provide Hariri protection when he
traveled to the United States as well. Premel also
stated that to his knowledge GPS was never started, there
was no money raised and he even said that he wrote
the business, financial and marketing plans for GPS.
Premel's background in college was that of a business
major and he attended the Center for Entrepreneurship
& Innovation at the University of Houston. Premel
says, "The GPS never got off the ground because after
Hariri died their was no more money, we couldn't expect his
sons to invest in it."
In returning to the issue of NOCs, they have increasingly turned their attention
to economics. Using their business covers, they seek to
recruit agents in foreign government economic ministries
or gain intelligence about high-tech firms in computer,
electronics, and aerospace industries. They also help
track the development of critical technologies, both
military and civilian.
NOCs frequently stay five or ten years in one place.
During that time, the NOC is truly
"out in the cold." Their contacts with control
officers in the CIA station are strictly limited; they do
not have access to embassy files; and they must report
through secret communications channels and clandestine
meetings. Premel stated that his cover changed every two
years and was always part-time work. Such a pattern is
more indicative of a CIA case officer, opposed to a NOC.
However, it is still a pattern that closely fits a
cautious officer working covertly.
"As a NOC officer you are truly
alone," says John Quinn, who spent much of the 1980s
as a NOC in Tokyo. "The sense of isolation and
loneliness is difficult to describe to those who have
never experienced it." Sources close to Carnaby also
describe an even more lonely tale of the operational side
of his life. Because NOCs do not have the diplomatic
immunity that protects CIA officers operating under
embassy cover, if they are exposed they are subject to
arrest and imprisonment. They can be executed as
.... go to Alan
Another reason why I believe that Premel is a NOC.
We saw him come out in mid 2007 publicly, and then
interviews taken off the web, videos disappearing
overnight and reporters and producers vouching on record
that they have never heard or seen of the man.
And in late 2007, Premel testified before a closed session of congress with
CIA's Director, General Hayden. Many, including myself
believe Premel, has knowledge
about the extremely controversial program, Extraordinary
Now, it would not matter, the U.S. Congress in
July 2008 passed new laws for rendition. They made it illegal to prosecute and hold CIA
officers or U.S. Military personnel tied to the program in
a court of law. President Bush and Congress granted
retroactive immunity to those U.S. officers who were
awaiting rendition charges.
For months Premel was off the radar and
then after Congress broke from its holiday break and came
back in January. Premel resurfaced in Washington for more
detailed talks on rendition. It was revealed that not
only did he have knowledge about rendition activites and
flights into eastern Europe, also that he was a CIA
supervisor. A month later, Alan Premel, was arrested after
investigators ransacked him residence and found the stolen
ipods that Roland Carnaby had given to
One could easily conclude from all this
that if Premel was active CIA, he would not
have been arrested for rendition and he wasn't. The
simple fact that he was subject to arrest proves that he was a
NOC. The agency even admits that he is on his own.
Carnaby could have been a NOC as well? Not likely, a NOC
cannot employ another NOC. A NOC can recruit and bring
people in to work and make money. However, Roland Carnaby
would not be able to recruit Alan Premel on his own and
bring him in.
Now, fast forward a couple of months.
Roland Carnaby's death, the people who were getting
scammed and businesses from his criminal endeavors never
received any more calls and emails, we never saw any more
suspicious Roland Carnaby strange postings to Wikipedia
pages on certain individuals. Premel
said "Everyone pointed the finger at me and said I was responsible for postings, hell,
Carnaby had access to my
computer, he had access to everything I had, I trusted
this man." Alan Premel went on to tell a tale about a
business owner in the Houston Galleria who also was conned
out of tens of thousands by Carnaby, all in
cash with no proof of receipt. She even told a tale
of she and her husband both catching him snooping around
and sneaking onto their computer. "The reasons behind
why he would have planned something to this magnitude are
beyond me. I can only think that it was some kind of setup
and it is easy to think that."
The other interesting fact
in this case is all the internet postings started in
August 2007. Coincidence that it is the same month that
CIA and FBI computers are busted publicly nationally for
changing Wikipedia pages and making false statements
online", Premel stated.
And which is true if you research, that
summer, CIA computers were verified in changing pages.
Alan Premel was entered onto Bob Baer, George Tenet and
John McLaughlin's Wikipedia pages. It points directly to this
same case. No changes have ever been made since the death of Roland Carnaby everything has ceased.
So why are we still pointing the finger at Alan Premel?
Since Carnaby's death Mike Tolson of the Houston Chronicle
has not written any negative articles on Premel. Premel's name has been out now for a year
and a half and it has been six months since Carnaby's death.
Alan Premel has
never been denied by the CIA. And also, many have vouched for him
and we have seen pictures of him all over the world.
of the most interesting facts on the case of who Alan
Premel is lays on some impressively stunning facts.
1.) Premel was arrested with
credentials. So why wasn't he charged for
impersonating a federal officer? This could have
resulted in a 25 years sentence upon conviction.
2.) Pictures of Premel have him all over
the world. in front of the pyramids, in front of the
Eiffel Tower and clearly on assignment working with
others. Only to find out that his passport has only seen
one trip to Mexico in the last decade which was before
this timeline starts. Before they were pulled, the
pictures linked him to at least 20 countries.
3.) Why is there a man with no military
record photographed in and around everyone who is military?
Premel went on to add as we closed out,
"I was asked by my attorneys and my family not to
come out and speak. There was media everywhere, reporters
and government investigators. So I respected the wishes of
my family first and foremost. I would have gone quietly
into the night and never talked about it but I am a
Christian, I do believe in the truth and I believe in
Susan Carnaby. Roland's widow deserves the truth and what
really happened. She already had to listen to months and
months of banter about her husband being a fraud, all of
it to protect foreign connections and contacts, no way,
that's not right. I do agree with CIA that they have to
deny him across the board. But after 6 months you have had
your time to move sources, protect systems, networks and
ensure safety for the hundreds this man was attached and
We are truly witnessing something
spectacular with this case. It shows us that dark people
exist. Not only do they exist but it exposed an active
network inside the United States that was set up to work
independently inside. It showed us the names and faces of
active members and we saw them disappear overnight,
companies disappear and articles and videos disappear.
saw the effects of how damaging it is for names of silent
and secret people get out. We saw not only one man with no
record of service and contracts linked to CIA senior
officers, former Directors and a former President since
Former President Bush owns the office Roland Carnaby
worked out of. Yet, CIA never knew him. Bush Sr. is a
former CIA Director. Premel, who has equally, no ties
through social security number to anything knows people,
we've seen him in photos and he knows explicit details on
operations, contracts and contact information to people
involved. These men were not undercover. These men were
covert. To get a taste of what it would be like watch the
movie 'The Departed,' and you can start to get a feel of
what it must have been like to not have certain people you
work with know your identity and others who did. And at
the time when you need it most, someone to stand and
verify and vouch who you are.
So now six months later we are seeing
officer after officer stand up and vouch for not only one
of them but for both of them. It is sad that it has taken
this long and it has had to destroy so many lives in the
process by a discrediting media who will follow the
directives of CIA so closely with no regard to the
reputations and lives of the people they write negatively
about. So will we ever truly know if they were NOC's.
We will not and never will. And that is something we will have to
remember and consider when covering and reading this case.
We have to respect the rights and privacy of these
patriots and their families if they want to be anonymous
and protected. They served our country not only overtly,
but covertly. For the men and women who served silently
with Roland Carnaby who's names and faces did not come out
publicly and Mike Tolson could not joke about you being
the 'FedEx bandit', thank you for your service and
dedication to the mission.