Ruppert Murdoch's connection of the Shadow CIA's drug trafficking
Australian authorities began investigating the shadow CIA's money laundering bank, Nugan Hand Bank headquartered in Australia. The bank got its name from two guys who started it Frank Nugan and Michael Hand. This bank developed into a story of Golden Triangle drugs, money-laundering, profiteering, corporate shell games, and financial fraud.
Michael Hand moved to Australia in September, 1967. At first Hand went to work selling development lots along the Australian coast. The company, Ocean Shores Development, was run by lawyer Fred Miller, a senior executive for the shipping empire owned by Sir Peter Abeles, the longtime business partner, Rupert Murdoch. Sir Peter Abeles was the US MAFIA representative in Australia.
Abeles and Rupert Murdoch just happened to own 55% of Australia's second biggest domestic airline - ANSETT. ANSETT in turn just happened to own a 20% share in another airline - AMERICA WEST Airline. Peter Abeles, a Mafia kingpin, was the schemer behind Australia's Nugan Hand Bank, the CIA's money laundering front. America West Airlines has been linked to drug trafficking.
CIA officer Ted Shackley, who "had a good relationship with Murdoch when he was CIA station chief in Australia between 1972-1975.
Murdoch was facing the likely closure of his newspaper THE AUSTRALIAN. This was around the time that Murdoch's fortunes changed. Murdoch was running a failed national newspaper in Australia Then suddenly he becomes a US citizen literally overnight and goes on an endless buying spree.
In the run-up to the 1972 election, Murdoch's paper The Australian was a keen Whitlam supporter, donating some $75,000 in free advertising. Murdoch's role was part of a longer-term CIA operation to destroy Labour's powerful leftwing and anti-Vietnam war movement.
From 1960 until early 1967, the Australian Labor Party opposed conscription and then in November 1964, the dispatch of troops to Vietnam. There emerged a modest anti- Vietnam war movement and the conflict with Edward Gough Whitlam over the Party leadership led him to toughen his initial stance which was based on the conviction that the Government's decisions to support the US policy in Vietnam were mistaken.
In May 1966 the Parliamentary Labor Party endorsed Calwell's commitment that a Labor Government would pull conscripts out 'without delay' and regular forces 'as soon as possible.
( Source: The Nixon Years, SOME UNKNOWN HISTORY OF THE U.S.)