Thursday, November 1, 2007

Letter to Jane Harman

December 20, 2005

The Honorable Jane Harman
Ranking Member
U.S. House of Representatives Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence
Room H-405
U.S. Capitol
Washington, D.C. 20515
BY FAX: (202) 225-1991

RE: CIA Terrorists

Dear Mrs. Harman:

It's past time for the House of Representatives to hold hearings on the deep involvement of the Central Intelligence Agency in state-sponsored terrorism. You might begin by questioning the following individuals, all of whom served at the CIA's Consulate General at Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, where only three (3) Americans there, including myself, had no ties to any of the American intelligence services. The below-listed names, in cooperation with Agency-asset Osama bin Laden, recruited terrorists for training in the United States. I should know -- I was required to issue the visas for them.

Jay Freres. Ostensibly American Consul General, the journalist Julius Mader listed his employment in the CIA's Clandestine Service in a publication about spooks in Kabul where Freres had been stationed in the late 1970s. (See He was the driving force behind the visas for terrorists. He is currently retired with his German wife Maria and living in Clearwater, Fla. He's listed in the phone book.

Paul Arvid Tveit. Posing as a Commercial Officer, Tveit repeatedly demanded visas for Pakistanis who could not name the U.S. trade show they were supposed to attend. He is listed in as a member of the Clandestine Service. He is retired and living in Fairfax, Va. He is listed in the phone book.

Eric Qualkenbush. Head of the Political/Economic Section. According to a contact in a European intelligence Service, Qualkenbush had been assigned to the CIA's Bucharest Station before Jeddah. He is retired and living in Findlay, Ohio. He is in the phone book. He was transferred to Bonn about the time I went to Stuttgart.

Henry Ensher. As Political Officer, he demanded visas for peculiar people. Transferred to Oman and later to the State Department's Bureau of Intelligence & Research, he is currently assigned to Kabul. He is listed in the McLean, Va. phone book.

Karen Sasahara. Ensher's successor who demanded visas for odd people such as a Sudanese who was an unemployed refugee in Jeddah and who could give no reason why he wanted to visit the U.S. Sasahara is listed on one Internet site as a member of the Clandestine Service.

Andy Weber. Had been assigned part-time to the Consular Section. He would go out of his way to issue visas to some of his contacts. I last saw him on American public television working as an arms inspector in Russia. (He had been in Bonn with Qualkenbush.)

Justice Stevens. To keep Freres quiet, he would issue visas to the many peculiar applicants after I complained about violations of the Immigration & Nationality Act and the Foreign Service Manual.

Joseph P. O'Neill. A "State Department Inspector" who came to Jeddah and who arranged for the shredding of the file I had kept on the visas for terrorists.

If you have any questions, I would be happy to answer them. In any event, I hope the foregoing proves useful.

Sincerely yours,

J. Michael Springmann
Attorney & Counselor at Law