9 December 2000

See the Crowley list: http://cryptome.org/cia-2619.htm

Namebase: http://www.namebase.org

AFIO means Association of Former Intelligence Officers: http://www.afio.org

From: NameBase@cs.com
Date: Sat, 9 Dec 2000 04:28:24 EST
Subject: AFIO 1996 list from NameBase
To: jya@pipeline.com

The complete list of names (no addresses) from the 1996 AFIO directory is available without a password at:


I came by the discovery that the Crowley list contains virtually this entire AFIO directory (plus 106 extra names) the hard way, by doing everything backwards. But is relatively easy to confirm this situation by scanning the two alphabetical lists side by side. Accordingly, I have lifted the password restriction for this AFIO list.

My list is the one without the typos (naturally), unless it was a typo on the original AFIO printed page.

-- Daniel

Evaluation of the Crowley List of "CIA Sources"

by Daniel Brandt
December 9, 2000

The names on the left are those names from the Crowley list that were not found in a collection of publications from the Association of Former Intelligence Officers, 1983-1996. The names on the right are possible NameBase matches with the name on the left, followed by the number of pages cited in NameBase. Of the 2,518 names from the original Crowley list checked against the AFIO publications, only 106 names, or 4.2 percent, were not found.

There were over 100 typographical errors in the Crowley names when compared against the AFIO publication (the addresses were not compared), indicating that the names were most likely re-keyed from the printed page rather than acquired digitally from an in-house database. Of all the AFIO names, nearly all can be found in the 1996 membership directory alone. This directory contains about 2,500 names. In other words, virtually the entire directory was used. Keying in the names and addresses shows some amazing dedication -- even if a scanner was used, it's a huge task.

Of the foreign names shown below, some half-dozen are either Trilateral Commission members, or Bilderberg participants, or both. Other interesting tidbits: Heber Jentzsch (spelled "Jentsch" on the original list, but the address is for Scientology headquarters in Hollywood) is a top official in the Church of Scientology. Roy Bullock was a spy for the Anti-Defamation League who was busted in early 1993.

My evaluation of the entire Crowley list leaves me with several possible scenarios:

1) Assuming the list came from Crowley's effects:

2) Assuming the list did not come from Crowley:

Who cares? The list is at least 96 percent worthless in terms of how it was represented by whomever sent it to Cryptome. AFIO members are not "CIA sources," or if some are, they certainly aren't secretive about it. They are people who are interested in intelligence issues, and generally support the role of U.S. intelligence in the world. There are even some journalists who join AFIO just to get access to an occasional interview or interesting story.

It's fine that this list is published; NameBase has felt for many years that this material should be widely available. But it is unfortunate that the list had to be misrepresented. Even if it was done to avoid possible legal problems with AFIO, I feel that this is no excuse for false attribution.

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