Two Children of Canadian Top Brass linked to Dieppe in WWII, Aided Communists

The Son of a Canadian General of WWII
Gave Military Aid to Fidel Castro for the Cuban Revolution

Andrew George Latta McNaughton, Lieutenant-General (1887-1966)

Andrew George Latta McNaughton, Lieutenant-General (1887-1966)


 

A. R. L. (Andy) McNaughton, a Montreal consulting engineer, and the son of Canadian-born General Andrew George Latta McNaughton, ran guns for Fidel Castro, acted as Castro’s double agent, and fought in Cuba at the side of Castro and his rebels during the Revolution.

Speaking of McNaughton’s father, the General, The Canadian Encyclopedia says the General “endorsed the ill-fated DIEPPE plan”. Further on, the CE says:

“A compelling public figure for almost 2 decades after 1945, [General] McNaughton was Canadian representative on the UN Atomic Energy Commission, and president of the Atomic Energy Control Board of Canada, 1946-48; permanent delegate to the UN, 1948-49“.

From what I have read, only Rhodes Scholars and leftists end up representing Canada at the UN, so this General being appointed as a “permanent delegate to the UN” does raise a question of leftist leanings, in my mind.

The name of the son, A. R. L. (Andy) McNaughton, comes up linked to Castro in news clippings in 1959, including The New York Times (January 6, 1959) and the Montreal Gazette (Monday, April 27, 1959).

The Montreal Gazette’s Bill Bantey described Fidel Castro’s Montreal visit on April 26th, 1959 for the front page of the Gazette:

With Castro as he flew here from Boston — three hours behind schedule — was a party of some 75 Cuban government officials and newspapermen.

Among those greeting the lawyer who toppled the dictatorship of Fulgencio Batista was Andrew R. L. (Andy) McNaughton, a Montrealer who helped secure arms for the rebels during the uprising.

A smattering of newsclips from Castro’s 1959 visit to Canada helps to set the atmosphere:

Castro Scoffs At Idea Government Communist

Castro, Banks Discuss Future of CN Fleet

Castro, Banks Discuss Ships

Tells Visiting Cubans That She Loves Them

Canadian Aided Castro

Someone at typepad.com, an author, a blogger? by the name of Isabel Vincent (seems to be bilingual) has this to say about the General’s son:

“The rebels’ idealism also transcended borders as people from around the world rallied to their cause. Canadian Andy McNaughton, son of the famed Gen. A.G.L. McNaughton, was a case in point. McNaughton’s [son] worked for Castro as a double agent during the guerrilla war, in which he was code-named Esquimal, or “man from the north.” Officially employed as an arms buyer for Batista, he purchased weapons for the rebels with the Cuban regime’s money, as Canadian historian Robert Wright relates in his 2007 book Three Nights in Havana: Pierre Trudeau, Fidel Castro and the Cold War World. McNaughton, named an honorary citizen of Cuba after the revolution, told the Canadian press in 1959 that “I got to know [Cubans’] problems. You can’t close your eyes to some things. You have to make your decision and I made mine—to help the cause of freedom in Cuba.” [I accessed that passage on 23 February 2009 at quarter past midnight.]

Castro also connected with Belgian immigrant to Montreal, Georges Schoeters (a teaching assistant and a student at the French University of Montreal), alleged by some to have been a KGB agent.  (I’m currently working on newer, contemporary research that shows a different inspiration for Schoeters and his terrorism:  “the Red Priest”, François Houtart, a Marxist Jesuit (oxymorn), had known Schoeters in a Young Christian Workers’ residence in Belgium. There will be a post on that, eventually.)

Through Schoeters, to whom Castro gave aid and training in Cuba, the Communist Front de libération du Québec (FLQ) terrorists were set up. Their bombing spree began in early 1963. In his book, La Crise d’Octobre [The October Crisis] (written while occupying high office in Canada), Trudeau’s compadre, Communist Gérard Pelletier, admitted that the FLQ terrorists (whose logo was a gun-toting, pipe-smoking “patriote” [patriot] from the 1839 local “revolutions”), declared:

“that the Front de liberation du Québec  has been gestating in that province for eight years, that it is a tool of the Communist Party, that none of the electronic equipment it has stolen since 1965 has ever been recovered, that it has “little concern for Québec nationalism despite its propaganda,” and links it to collateral red front groups such as the Front de libération populaire (People’s Liberation Front), and the Mouvement Syndicale Politique (Trade Union Political Movement).”

As I previously commented in my translation entitled “The Plan for Quebec: Communist State?” (NoSnow, April 22, 2012):

“In 1963, when twenty-three FLQ terrorists were picked up and charged, some of them, including Raymond Villeneuve, hired criminal lawyer Daoust to conduct their defense. It is therefore quite odd that Daoust should have organized Castro’s trip to Montreal on the very day in 1959 when Castro connected with Schoeters, who was used to set up the Front de Libération du Québec the (FLQ) terrorists; and that Daoust himself, three or four years later – at which date he is known as a lawyer for Cotroni – would end up defending some of the terrorists, one of whose leaders – Pierre Vallières, is a colleague of Trudeau, and of the two other men recruited by Lester Pearson to join the Liberals to “fight” these same terrorists whom they call “separatists” …. although, they are clearly not “separatists” but communists.”

Moreover, René Lévesque, a former war correspondent and a journalist in Montreal at the time of the 1959 Castro visit, was photographed interviewing Castro. In 1964, Lévesque told high school children, on at least two occasions, that they should resort to “guns and dynamite” if “Canada” refused to give Quebec “Associate State” status (modeled on the European system, the system of the globalists, transitional to one-world government) instead of Confederation. In 2002, Mikhail Gorbachev called that system the “New European Soviet”.

L-R: René Lévesque, Fidel Castro, Raymond Daoust (1959) Montreal

Front row, L-R: René Lévesque, Fidel Castro, Raymond Daoust (on 26 April 1959) Montreal

While Castro was in town, he was accompanied by Montreal criminal lawyer, Raymond Daoust, later better known as a mob lawyer for the Cotroni clan. (The Cotronis were fans of the Liberals. They attended Liberal conventions; and their thugs occasionally showed up at polling booths with baseball bats, to stuff the ballot boxes. The Cotronis apparently offered to locate the kidnapped Labor Minister, Pierre Laporte, an offer declined by Liberal Quebec Premier and Rhodes Scholar, Robert Bourassa.)

Canada’s “Red Fed” Pampers the Terrorists

Peter Dauphin of the Edmund Burke Society wrote a couple of pieces in 1971 documenting the fact that known FLQ terrorists and other assorted subversives were being coddled by the Trudeau régime. The regime illegally funneled Canadian taxpayers’ money to the terrorists, supplying them with paid “volunteer” jobs, office equipment, and cash for National Defence ads in pro-Communist magazines.

The program used as the conduit was called the Company of Young Canadians (CYC); which had in fact been set up by (now known-to-be) Soviet agent, Prime Minister Lester Bowles Pearson. Obviously, the program would have allowed Soviet Pearson and then his “three wise men” from the Quebec Left (Trudeau, Pelletier and Jean Marchand) to stay in touch with the Communist subversives, while supplying them with perks and wages to float their terrorism.

Dauphin’s first piece on the subject is in particular worth reading:

Gérard Pelletier And The FLQ: New Dimensions In Trudeauvnik Hypocrisy

Part 2 is here, The Pelletier Crisis by Peter Dauphin.

Georges Schoeters

Georges Schoeters

And all of this emerges from a visit by Fidel Castro to Montreal in 1959, following a successful military campaign in Cuba aided by the son of a WWII Canadian General, who is later linked to the Communist UN. General McNaughton had been so close to MacKenzie-King (the latter a protégé of the same Rockefellers who co-financed the mass-slaughter of the Russian people by the Bolshevik Jews in 1917) that King wanted to make General McNaughton the first Canadian-born Governor General of Canada.

I repeat, the son of a WWII Canadian General, supplied arms to Fidel Castro, resulting in the Communist overthrow of Cuba.

Castro then set up the Communist FLQ terrorists to aid in the overthrow of Canada.

The Red Terror in Canada gave the more elite moles a pretext to propose a “non-violent” “political,” “democratic,” “solution” to the terror (misportrayed as an ethnic war between the French Canadians and the “rest of Canada”), by instructing René Lévesque to set up the (Communist) Parti Québécois to run referendums to dismantle Canada. I’ll go into this particular background in a separate post on “The Secret Committee of Power”, from a book by “former” Marxist-Leninist leader, Jean-François Lisée.

It all appears to be a very tightly knit family: the mob, the Liberals, terrorism, politics, Soviet moles, lawyers both criminal and constitutional, and Soviet Communism.

 

The Daughter of a Canadian Major in WWII was an FLQ Terrorist who gave Explosives to a Communist-influenced Black Liberation Front to Blow up the Statue of Liberty

Pierre Bourgault (RIN)

Pierre Bourgault (RIN)

 

 
 

Michèle Duclos (under arrest)

Michèle Duclos (under arrest)

Michèle Duclos also was personal secretary to Pierre Bourgault, the leader of the far-left Rassemblement pour l’Indépendance (RIN).

The exploits of Michèle Duclos, the RIN, the Black Liberation Front and the F.L.Q. are described in Chapter 7 (Le F.L.Q. et les Noirs américains) [“The FLQ and the American Blacks”] of Louis Fournier’s 1982 book, F.L.Q. Histoire d’un mouvement clandestin [F.L.Q. History of an Underground Movement].
 

Fournier is a journalist specialized in Quebec trade-unionism (“journaliste spécialisé dans le syndicalisme québécois“). Quebec trade-unionism is on the left. Mr. Fournier is also apparently on the left; but he is also a trained research journalist with degrees from the French University of Montreal and from Strasbourg University in France. Therefore, some of his information is useful.

Mr. Fournier’s partisanship is evident at the time of the October Crisis (during the kidnapping of British Trade Commissioner James Cross and Quebec Labor Minister Pierre Laporte). Fournier, then a journalist with radio station CKAC, became the first to broadcast the F.L.Q. Manifesto. His initiative got him arrested by the Police. Fournier is therefore not only a journalist, but a man in the midst of the action. He refers to the F.L.Q. terrorists as “political prisoners”.

I’ll translate a bit on Michèle Duclos from Fournier’s pages 93-95.

De 65 à 68, les grandes émeutes urbaines feront 215 morts et plus de 9 000 blessés). Le 15 février, le leader du mouvement noir radical, Malcolm X, est assassiné à Harlem lors d’un ralliement de l’Organisation pour l’unité afro-américaine. Le FBI ne serait pas étranger à ce meurtre.

From 1965-1968, the great urban riots left 215 dead and over 9,000 wounded. On February 15th [1965], the leader of the radical Black movement, Malcolm X, is assassinated in Harlem during a rally of the Organization for Afro-American Unity. The FBI would be no stranger to this murder.

C’est dans ce climat agité qu’on apprend l’existence de liens entre le F.L.Q. et un mouvement clandestin de Noirs américains, le Black Liberation Front. Le 16 février, le FBI appréhende à New York une Québécoise que la police fédérale américaine relie à un complot terroriste en vue de dynamiter des monuments historiques aux Etats-Unis, dont la célèbre statue de la Liberté. Michèle Duclos, 26 ans, est arrêtée à Manhattan où elle s’était rendue livrer de la dynamite qu’elle avait transportée en voiture depuis Montréal.

It is in this agitated climate that news emerges of the existence of links between the F.L.Q. and an underground movement of American Blacks, the Black Liberation Front. On February 16th, the FBI arrests a French-Canadian in New York whom the American federal police link to a terrorist plot to dynamite historic monuments in the USA, including the famous Statue of Liberty. Michèle Duclos, aged 26, is arrested in Manhattan, where she had gone to deliver the dynamite she had brought by car from Montreal.

Mme Duclos est une figure bien connue dans la métropole où elle a travaillé comme speakerine à la télévision. C’est la fille du major Jean Duclos du Régiment des Fusiliers Mont-Royal, un héros du débarquement des Canadiens français à Dieppe en Normandie. Militante en vue du R.I.N., elle a travaillé au secrétariat du parti durant six mois, en 1964, à titre de secrétaire personnelle de Pierre Bourgault.

Madam Duclos is a figure well known in the city (of Montreal) where she has worked as a television speaker. She is the daughter of Major Jean Duclos of the Mount-Royal Fusileers Regiment, a hero of the French-Canadian landing at DIEPPE and at Normandy. A militant with the RIN, she worked in the party’s secretariat for six months in 1964, as personal secretary to Pierre Bourgault.

A New York, le FBI épingle du même coup trois militants du Black Libération Front, Robert Collier, Walter Bowe et Khaleel Sayyed. A Montréal, la G.R.C. arrête quatre membres du R.I.N. : Michèle Saulnier, 31 ans, professeur de psycho-pédagogie à l’Ecole normale Jacques-Cartier, liée au groupe Parti Pris; Gilles Legault, un mécanicien de 31 ans militant de la première heure du R.I.N. où il est président de l’association du comté de Laurier, et deux jeunes travailleurs, Raymond Sabourin, 21 ans, employé de banque, et Jean Giroux, 20 ans, commis des Postes canadiennes. Un autre jeune militant du R.I.N., François Dorlot, étudiant en Droit à l’Université de Montréal, est détenu pour interrogatoire.

In New York, the FBI nabs three Black Liberation Front militants in a single strike, Robert Collier, Walter Bowe and Khaleel Sayyed. In Montreal, the R.C.M.P. arrest four members of the R.I.N.: Michèle Saulnier, aged 31, a teacher in psycho-education at the Ecole normale Jacques-Cartier, linked to the Parti Pris group; Gilles Legault, a mechanic aged 31 and an activist from the very beginning of the R.I.N. of whose Laurier County association he is the president; and two young workers, Raymond Sabourin aged 21, a bank employee; and Jean Giroux, aged 20, a clerk with Canada Post. Another young RIN militant, François Dorlot, a law student at the University of Montreal, is detained for questioning.

Le directeur du FBI lui-même, Edgar Hoover, annonce que le groupe sera accusé de conspiration pour dynamitage. Il révèle que le leader du Black Liberation Front, Robert Collier, a déjà séjourné à deux reprises à Cuba où il a rencontré Ernesto Che Guevara. C’est à La Havane que Collier a connu, lors d’un voyage à l’été 1964, le professeur Michèle Saulnier, qui serait son «contact» à Montréal. Il l’a revue dans la métropole à la fin de janvier 1965 alors qu’elle était en compagnie de Michèle Duclos. Celle-ci a également des relations avec des milieux officiels cubains, à Montréal et à New York, et des liens avec le F.L.N. algérien depuis qu’elle a travaillé pour l’Office national du tourisme à Alger.

The Director of the FBI himself, Edgar Hoover, announces that the group will be charged with conspiracy to dynamite. He reveals that the leader of the Black Liberation Front, Robert Collier, had already been to Cuba twice where he met Ernesto Che Guevara. It is in Havana, during a trip in the summer of 1964, that Collier met Michèle Saulnier, who would be his contact in Montreal. He saw her again in the city at the end of January 1965 when she was in the company of Michèle Duclos. The latter also had connections to official Cuban circles, in Montreal and in New York, as well as ties to the Algerian F.L.N. from the time she worked for the National Tourism Office in Algeria.

Un agent infiltré du FBI

An Infiltrated FBI Agent

C’est grâce à un agent secret infiltré au sein du Black Liberation Front, le sergent noir Raymond Wood, que le FBI a pu obtenir ces renseignements et éventer le présumé complot de dynamitage. Wood a même accompagné Collier à Montréal lors de la rencontre avec Saulnier et Duclos. Le groupe a été pris en filature par la G.R.C. à la demande du FBI. L’enquête s’est poursuivie dans la métropole sous la direction du sergent Gérard Barbeau de la G.R.C, assisté du sergent-détective Claude Désautels de l’escouade antiterroriste de Montréal. C’est ainsi que la police a remonté la filière de la fourniture d’explosifs.

It is thanks to a secret agent infiltrated into the Black Liberation Front, the Black Sergeant Raymond Wood, that the FBI was able to obtain this information and break up the presumed dynamiting conspiracy. Wood even accompanied Collier to Montreal during his meeting with Saulnier and Duclos. The group had been tailed by the RCMP at the request of the FBI. The investigation was pursued in the city under the direction of Sergeant Gérard Barbeau of the RCMP, assisted by Sergeant-Detective Claude Désautels of the Montreal anti-terrorist squad. Which is how the police had set up the tail from the explosives supplier.

En réalité, lors des audiences du comité sénatorial américain sur le terrorisme en 1973-1974, on révélera que le soi-disant complot avait été tramé à l’initiative même du FBI et que c’était un coup monté. Le policier Wood jouait le rôle d’agent provocateur. De surcroît, à la suite d’une entente FBI-G.R.C, un militant du F.L.Q. aurait été « manipulé » par la G.R.C. pour l’opération d’approvisionnement en dynamite 21.

In reality, during hearings of the American Senatorial Committee on Terrorism in 1973-74, it was revealed that the so-called plot had been framed at the initiative of the FBI itself, and that it was a staged sting. Police officer Wood played the role of agent provocateur. On top of it, further to an FBI-RCMP agreement, an FLQ militant had been “manipulated” by the RCMP for the dynamite supply operation 21

Quoi qu’il en soit, l’affaire aura un grand retentissement au Québec et aux Etats-Unis. Les trois militants noirs seront condamnés à 10 ans de prison. Quant à Michèle Duclos, elle se reconnaît coupable de contrebande d’explosifs et, par suite de cet aveu, on retire le second chef d’accusation, celui de conspiration contre la propriété fédérale des Etats-Unis. Le 16 juin, elle est condamnée à cinq ans de prison mais sa peine est révisée au bout de trois mois et commuée en sursis. Libérée après sept mois d’incarcération, interdite de séjour aux Etats-Unis et risquant sinon d’être inculpée, du moins de devoir témoigner devant les tribunaux québécois, elle part en exil. Après un séjour en France, elle ira au Liban pour travailler à la télévision de Beyrouth. Michèle Duclos ne rentrera au Québec qu’après huit ans d’exil, en février 1973. « Il n’y a aucun doute dans mon esprit que nous aurons notre indépendance », dira-t-elle à son retour.

Be that as it may, the affair had a big impact in Quebec and the United States. The three black militants will be sentenced to 10 years in prison. As for Michèle Duclos, she pleaded guilty to smuggling explosives and, on account of this, the second charge, that of conspiracy against federal property of the USA was withdrawn. On June 16th, she was sentenced to five years in prison but her punishment was revised after three months and commuted to a reprieve. Released after seven months of incarceration, banned from remaining in the USA or risk being further charged, at the least having to testify in Quebec courts, she went into exile. After a stay in France, she left for Lebanon to work in television in Beirut. Michèle Duclos would not return to Quebec until February 1973, after eight years of exile. “There is no doubt in my mind that we will have our independence”, she said upon her return.

In addition, according to Louis Fournier, there is a communist cell of the FLQ called DIEPPE.  The reason might be intriguing to know, since Lieutenant-General Andrew George Latta McNaughton and Major Jean Duclos were both instrumental at Dieppe, and both produced children who aided Communist terrorism.

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