"Like, it’s only a day gig, man!"
Message from Bertrand Woolings, Bangkok, January 8, 2005
Dear Mr. Blackstone,
The American State Department
official, Ralph Leo ("Skip") Boyce, assumed the post of American Ambassador to Thailand, at the American Embassy
in Bangkok on Monday, January 3, 2005.
I was in Thailand at the
time of the incident that you related in your article. I remember it well. It shocked and disgusted the American community.
is a perverse gesture of definace by the many degenerates - especially homosexuals, pedophiles
and prostitutes - who seem to have the run of the State Department, and Washington, D. C., in general.
It is a shame that Thailand
has allowed Boyce on Thai soil. This is a clear signal that Thailand remains a country where perverts of every
description are free do as they wish and, what is far worse, that they can expect the help of Thai officials to
Would you buy a used car from a State Department employee?
"Did you say they have diplomatic immunity?"
Alexis Hart, Bangkok, January 13, 2005
Regarding Ralph Boyce:
I too heard of the matter that Mr. Blackstone wrote about, when
it happened in Thailand, almost ten years ago.
There are occasional scandals at the American
embassy in Bangkok that the general public in Thailand
reads or hears about. Usually, these scandals concern the issuance of visas to unqualified Thais; or the denial of visas to
Thais who qualify for them; or long, undue and unexplained delays in the issuance of new passports to Americans and other
delayed legal paper work.
But there is scandalous conduct at the American embassy in Bangkok that the public does not read about and may not hear about. These scandals concern
embassy personnel who are caught smuggling stolen antiquities, pornography and drugs; pimping; whoring; trafficking in men,
women and children; pursuing homosexual affairs; pedophilia; shoplifting; stealing jewelry; running up and skipping out on
bills; charging vast sums of money for personal expenses to State Department accounts; stealing money from charge card accounts
of visiting American tourists or expatriates; spying for other countries, usually by selling classified documents to unauthorized
persons; conspiring with local cops and lawyers to arrest American expatriates and tourists on false charges and extort money
from them; conspiring to murder local American expatriates and tourists; conspiring to cover up suspicious circumstances of
the deaths of Americans, and more.
What the general public has noticed over the years is that mission and consular
staff have grown increasingly corrupt and unreliable. Embassy personnel are also less educated today than before. Many of
them cannot write a decent sentence. Many cannot put two intelligible words together when speaking.
Like Ralph Boyce,
the last three American ambassadors to Thailand
- Ito, Richard Hecklinger, Darryl Johnson - were very mediocre civil servants, desk-jobbers who drifted up the ranks of the
civil service and paid for ambassadorships toward the end of their careers. They could not be relied upon in emergencies.
They caused problems for others, sometimes deliberately.
The incident that Mr. Blackstone described was a deliberate
conspiracy by American, Belgian and Thai pedophiles in Bangkok, Pattaya and Belgium to pervert an innocent child and thwart rescue attempts.
The officials concerned believed they could get away with it because they had diplomatic immunity.
Or sell your house to one?
from Fred Womack, Bangkok, September 20, 2005
Every year, there are more
homosexuals, prostitutes and pedophiles in the U. S. government. They are especially in the State Department. They always
have been. If there are homos in the government, the first place one would expect to find them would be in the State Department.
Bangkok has always been a
posting that homosexuals and pedophiles in the State Department sought because the native population has an extremely high
rate of homosexuality, pedophilia and prostitution.
Sexual deviants are not normal
people and they should not be trusted with consular affairs or affairs of state.
Years ago, it was possible
to keep the number
of sexual deviants posted
to an embassy down. Today, that is no longer possible. And it is going to get worse.
"Sooner or later, Mr Fowler, one
has to take sides if one is to remain human."
Comment from Henry Franklin, April 21, 2005:
I was irked by a remark by the current American ambassador
to Thailand, Ralph Leo ("Skip") Boyce, Jr., about the Thai government's reluctance to criticize the oppressive Burmese junta,
in one of Bangkok's English-language daily newspapers, The Nation, on April 22.
Asked it the American government should pressure the Thai
government to stop acquiescing to the Burmese junta, Boyce replied that the matter of Thailand's response to the junta was
entirely it's own business.
Boyce's remark was inappropriate and, in fact, out of line.
Washington has repeatedly criticized the Burmese junta and recently expressed its annoyance at Thailand's unyielding support
of the junta.
A former American Ambassador to Thailand, William A. Brown,
repeatedly made clear his opposition to the junta and its human rights abuses, long before Washington had anything to say.
He never deferred to the Thais, as Boyce does.
It appears that Boyce would like an easy time of it. If he
can't take the heat, he should go home. He could at least read the newspapers.
Henry Franklin, Bangkok
Ed.: The above appeared also as a letter to the editors
in The Nation in slightly edited form.
Ed.: Willam Andreus Brown was American ambassador to Thailand
from 1985 to 1988. In a lecture at a seminar on Burma in Thailand in the mid-1990s, when Thai government leaders were reluctant
to criticize the Burmese military dictatorship, Brown spoke out against the Burmese junta and backed the democratic forces
Just another foreign
service employee with a speech impediment
A Comment from Paul T. Donetz of Mae Hong Son, Thailand,
September 20, 2005:
There is great and growing universal concern about the long
collaboration of Thai government officials with the oppressive Burmese military dictatorship against the democracy movement
I should like to point out, in respect to the comment of
Henry Franklin about a remark by the current American ambassdor to Thailand, Ralph Boyce, jr., to a Bangkok
daily newspaper, The Nation, about Thailand's conduct toward Burma, that Boyce made a similar remark to a newspaper
published in Thailand by exiles from Burma, The Irrawaddy, on February 10, 2005.
The Irrawaddy recalled that the U. S. had "clamped
economic and political sanctions (against Burma) because of Rangoon’s poor human rights record and apparent reluctance
to relax its military dictatorship".
According to The Irrawaddy, Boyce "made it clear
that he was in no position to comment on US relations with Burma."
It's like saying "No comment"
It would have been more appropriate thing to answer the
question properly, as required and expected. Instead, he ran away from the matter.
Paul T. Donetz, Mae Hong Son, Thailand
boy or beggar?
comment from Victor Dennison of Bangkok, November 1, 2005:
It seems that the current American ambassador to Thailand,
Ralph Leo Boyce, jr., is in the pay of the Burmese junta. Either that or he hopes Rangoon will be his next posting
and fears ruffling the generals' feathers. It is possible, too, that Boyce expects the Burmese democracy forces
to bribe him to fall into line behind his bosses in Washington, D. C., who already support the democracy movement in
Comment by William T. Harrington, Bangkok, January
It is possible also that Ralph Boyce, the current
American ambassador to Thailand, is taking his cue from the Thai Prime Minister, Thaksin Shinawatra, and Thai Foreign Minister,
Surakiart Sathirathai, who are both puppets of the oppressive Burmese junta and oppose the Burmese democracy movement.
"Psst! Hey, kid! Wanna see some dirty pictures?"
Thais denounce Boyce
A comment from Jonathon Vassasame in Bangkok, September 1, 2006:
Washington D. C.’s
recall of the current American ambassador to Thailand, Ralph Leo (Skip) Boyce junior, is long overdue.
In flagrant violation of
State Department regulations, Boyce is now lobbying the Thai government on behalf of American alcohol and tobacco business
See the following
articles for details:
"US envoy under fire
after meeting with Phinij (Thai Public Health minister) - Ambassador supports 'alcohol tobacco firms'", Bangkok
Post, August 26, 2006, (Boyce is described as "totally despicable and immoral") (Commentary on the website):
body slams Boyce action", The Nation, August 26, 2006 (Curiously, The
Nation did not mention the alcohol industry):
"Thai anti-tobacco groups
slam US ambassador", Deutsche Presse-Agentur (dpa), Aug 25, 2006 (This article contained more details than the Bangkok
Post and The Nation:
Boyce clearly values the
bribes he collects from American producers and distributors of alcohol and tobacco more than the reputation of the
diplomatic mission and the country he represents. If Boyce and the private businesses that bought him have their way the nation’s
youths will be wasting their money and smoking and drinking themselves to death.
Thailand should rid itself
of this pervert who conspires with traffickers in women and children to procure children to pedophile and prostitution rings
abroad. Thailand should rid itself of this obnoxious crook who condones and encourages Thai government officials’ support
of the Burmese military dictatorship.
Thailand must protest Boyce's
shameful behavior in the strongest terms and demand his immediate replacement.
Ed: For more articles on this subject, see:
Asia Times (Online),Southeast Asia (section), September 7,
ASIA HAND (column): "Stand up to Uncle Bully" By Shawn
News and Opinion Blackout over Incident
A comment by John Apweil, Bangkok, September 2, 2006
Why hasn’t the Thai press followed up on the Boyce fiasco?
For years, parents and doctors in Thailand
pushed for a reduction of advertising of tobacco and alcohol. Earlier this year, Thailand’s
most popular politician, General Chamlong Srimuang (“Mr. Clean”), led large angry protests against the planned
listing of Thailand biggest brewery on
the Thai stock exchange and succeeded in blocking it. Earlier this year, all convenience stores were compelled to remove cigarette
packs and cartons from public view.
But on August 24, the American ambassador to Thailand, Ralph Boyce, lobbied the Thai Minister of Public
Health with representatives of the American alcohol and tobacco industries.
Boyce’s conduct was in open violation of State Department
regulations and Boyce drew immediate criticism from the Health Promotion Institute. Indeed, Boyce’s behavior was inexcusable.
Further, since Boyce was to chair Free Trade Association (FTA) talks, which are on hold until there is a new government, there
is sufficient cause for his recall by Washington, D. C.
Articles about Boyce’s conduct appeared in the Bangkok
Post and The Nation on August 25. There appeared also a Deutsche Press Agentur article, which contained
much more detail. A local website, Critics and Monsters, posted a comment about the matter with the Post article.
In its article, The Nation mentioned only the tobacco
industry. It omitted mention of the American alcohol industry.
Curiously, ThaiDay, a daily English-language newspaper distributed
nation-wide within the International Herald Tribune, failed to mention the matter entirely. ThaiDay is published
by Sondhi Limthongkul, the local journalist and publisher
who has spearheaded the popular year-long campaign to force the present Thai prime minister, Thaksin Shinawatra, from power.
There were no editorials or opinion columns in the English-language
dailies. No letters appeared, although some of my friends wrote to the editors.
There has been no official comment about Boyce’s
misconduct by the American embassy in Bangkok or the State
Department or Bush administration in Washington, D. C.
Many suspect that the editors and publishers of ThaiDay,
the Bangkok Post and The Nation were bribed to drop the Boyce matter or warned by the American embassy in Bangkok that visas to the United States
would be denied or revoked if they pursued it. Indeed, the embassy frequently asks the local press to publish an article,
to the embassy’s specification, or to drop a matter.
Also, alcohol and tobacco industries pay for considerable
advertising in the Thai media. This might account for the press’s failure to follow up.
Philip Morris is up your hole!
Boyce is unfit to chair FTA talks
A comment by Jacques Best, New York, N. Y., September 6, 2006:
As Free Trade Association (FTA) negotiations
and the United States got under way in Bangkok
earlier this year, Thais complained about the secrecy in which the negotiations were being conducted and protested that most
Thais were being kept in the dark.
The American ambassador, Ralph Leo Boyce junior,
who was chairman of the FTA negotiations, argued that to disclose details of the negotiations could arouse the public
and subject the negotiators to pressure that would hinder their work.
By lobbying the Thai government with American
alcohol and tobacco businesses against State Department regulations recently, Boyce displayed unscrupulous and duplicitous
behavior and demonstrated his untrustworthiness as chairman of FTA negotiations.
Given Boyce’s recent
misconduct, Thais have all the more reason to demand full openness in FTA negotiations and, indeed, Boyce's recall by Washington,
end, Good triumphed over Evil
ban in Thailand goes into effect on December 5, 2006
A comment by Visith Onta-in, Bangkok, October 14, 2006:
As of December 5,
the King's birthday, advertising alcohol will be banned in Thailand. In other words, it will be illegal to advertise alcohol.
There is already a ban on advertising cigarettes.
Last August, the American
ambassador to Thailand, Ralph Boyce, led a group of lobbyists from leading American alcohol and tobacco interests to
the Thai Minister of Health in the hope of getting the bans abandoned, lifted or cut back to allow them to advertise their
products in Thailand.
Boyce's conduct violated
the State Department 's regulations of conduct. Given his responsibilities as American negotiator in Free Trade Association
(FTA) talks with Thailand, this was a particularly serious violation.
Boyce will be unable
to offer any reasonable rational for his conduct to his superiors in Washington, D. C., and he should be recalled. He
should be dismissed from the foreign service and subject to other disciplinary measures.
U. S. Congressmen Call for Investigation of
A comment by Carl
Kremer, Washington, D. C., December 15, 2006:
It was in Thailand's biggest English-language
daily newspaper, the Bangkok Post, this morning, December 15, 2006:
The American ambassador to
Thailand, Ralph Leo ("Skip") Boyce junior, is to be taken to task by the US Congress.
Boyce is to be investigated for his role in lobbying
the Thai government for American alcohol and tobacco
business interests last August. Boyce and the companies wanted the Thai government to reduce bans on
advertising of alcohol and tobacco.
According to the Bangkok
Post: "Two US congressmen have asked for an inquiry into US ambassador Ralph Boyce for possible violation of an amendment
prohibiting US officials from promoting the sale of tobacco products . . . The congressmen questioned
Mr Boyce's coordinating of a meeting of US industry representatives, including that of Philip Morris, with Health Minister
Phinij Jarusombat in August . . . the meeting was to protest advertising restrictions on cigarettes . . . the US congressmen
expressed concern that it may have ''contravened'' the Doggett Amendment, which prohibits key government agencies from promoting
the sale of tobacco products overseas, or working to reduce other countries' non-discriminatory tobacco control regulations."
Of course, Boyce was caught red-handed. But he
probably thinks he can pay his way out of it.
The Nation, Thailand's second
largest English-language daily newspaper, did not run a story about the Boyce affair today. Note that its reporting of the scandal thus far has been limited.
Friends and relatives of the Thai
child who was trafficked to a pedophile ring in Belgium by American embassy personnel should press congressmen
to take Boyce to task for his role in that affair too.
Editor’s note: Two articles
about the Boyce scandal appeared in the Bangkok Post, on December 15 and 16, 2006 (see below). The Nation did
not publish anything.
Calls for probe into US-Thai tobacco meet
Bangkok Post, December 15, 2006
THAI-US POLITICS / TOP-LEVEL TOBACCO MEETING
Boyce not queried by DC yet
Bangkok Post, December 16, 2006
of climate for investment must be taken in context of his past actions, The
Nation, Letters, April 2, 2007:
For discussion of the above, which was dceleted
by the editors of The Nation after several days, see:
If the above websites to do work, go to:
treated Thailand like a Banana Republic
A Comment from
Frank Rolf, Thailand, January 15, 2008:
At last, after three long,
unpleasant years, Thailand
is free of a big nuisance. Ralph Leo ("Skip") Boyce Junior's tour as American Ambassador to Thailand ended with the old year.
Before he was ambassador, Boyce, as Chief of Mission in Bangkok in the mid-1990s, conspired withCentral
Intelligence Agency (C. I. A.)
operatives at the embassy in an international pedophile and prostitution ring.
Later, Boyce, as ambassador,
pressured the Thai government to remove or reduce bans on advertising of alcohol and tobacco products.
also to get the Thai government to stop the local production of desperately needed American AIDs drugs without license.
Boyce failed, he blamed the Thai junta and lack of democracy in the country.
While Washington, D. C., condemned the oppressive Burmese
military dictatorship, Boyce, alone among foreign envoys in Thailand, refused to criticize the Burmese generals; instead he ducked questions,
gave meaningless answers and deferred lamely to the Thai government, which backed the Burmese dictatorship, as if he
were in the pay of the Burmese generals or expected his next posting to be Burma. (Now, he is planting
more meaningless remarks about Burma in U. S.-funded overseas press orgs, as if he thought he could fool anyone.)
Thailand should declare Boyce persona non grata. Otherwise, he will return as a lobbyist for Phillip Morris or Abbott Labs.
At least, now that Boyce is
gone, we won't have his cornball jazz band concerts, which, by the way, were paid for with State Department
do a brisk business.
A note from Jackson
Thompson of Peking, May 20, 2009:
Read the article "Studies point
to big firms' dirty tactics," in the Bangkok Post, December 24, 2008:
(I'm sorry, but I tried very hard and could only get it on an internet porn site. Anyway, you see the article.)
A lot more could be said,
like how companies like Philip Morris bribed Ralph Boyce.
Jackson Thompson, Peking
conduct a flagrant violation of UN treaty banning tobacco advertising
Was he threatened with dismissal from
the diplomatic corps?
A message from Antoni Liguri, Geneva,
Switzerland, July 23, 2008:
All 195 member nations of the United
Nations' World Heath Organization (WHO) signed the Framework Convention of Tobacco Control (FCTC) requiring severe restrictions
on all forms of tobacco advertising. The treaty took effect in 2005.
Ralph Boyce, American Ambassador to
Thailand, lobbied the Thai government to allow American alcohol and
tobacco companies to advertise their products after Thailand
had signed the treaty. This was deliberate act of misconduct by Boyce.
In response to complaints about Boyce's
misconduct, the State Department in Washington, D. C. eventually announced that Boyce's conduct would be reviewed
but nothing more was ever said. However, Boyce left the Foreign Service after his tour of duty in Thailand and before reaching the mandatory age of retirement.
It is possible that Boyce was
left no choice but to leave the diplomatic corps after a review of his conduct by the State Department.
Boyce was let go
"Can I keep the condo in Pattaya?"
A message from V. Krasinski in Washington, D. C., January 27, 2010
Boyce was let go by the State Department.
There were too many complaints about Boyce during his tour as ambassador to Thailand. He used the position purely for personal financial gain. There was evidence
that he was working for a criminal underworld network or an industrial espionage ring. So, before he left Thailand at the end of his tour he was informed by the State Department in Washington,
D. C. that he was "under investigation" and could not receive another posting.
Boyce got his job for Boeing in Singapore
through contacts. What he is doing there should be of concern to the Justice Department.
Washington, D. C.
Parents must remain
Another nail in the coffin
"US liquor, tobacco firms out", Bangkok Post, October 29, 2010:
Thailand has adopted the World Health Organisation's Framework Convention on
Tobacco Control as a basis for its strict anti-tobacco policies.
The FCTC requires restrictions on all forms of tobacco
advertising, trade, sponsorship and promotion. It also calls for measures to protect the public from tobacco smoke, taxation
on tobacco, pictorial health warnings on packaging and an end to duty-free tobacco sales.
Ban on advertising now almost total
A comment by Jock McIntyre, Melbourne, Australia, November 1, 2014
Today, 85% of every cigarette pack sold in Thaland is covered with health warnings.
This is not unique. Throughout the world, it is the same. But in some countires it is less than 85%. It has been a long, slow
process. The Thai government wants the entire pack covered with warnings and, rest assured, that will be done eventually.
Just think back to the 1960s when you could smoke a cigarette anywhere - petrol
station, library, movie theatre, airplane.
Look at photos of college classrooms in the 1940s and you see the students smoking pipes and cigarettes.
In the 1960s you could smoke anywhere on an airplane. Even after the cause of numerous fatal plane crashes
was attributed to smoking on-board, it took years for the airlines to limit smoking on planes. First, no smoking
during take-offs and landings and excessive turbulence. Then, much later, no smoking in your seat or in the totilets was permitted. You could only smoke, standing, in
the back of the plane. But it took many years to ban smoking on planes altogether.
Why did the Boeing Co. choose
Boyce to head its regional operations?
Click here for the news,
A message from xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx, July 23, 2008:
How did Boyce get to
Boeing? What is he doing there?
Wierd people in the company?
A comment by Juan Tomas, Bangkok, February 13, 2008:
Indeed, why did the Boeing Company hire
Ralph L. Boyce Jr. to head its regional operations, based in Singapore?
Boyce is not a space or aviation expert. And he made himself unpopular in Thailand
while he was ambassador.
Going against the grain
A message from Thomas Antonius, Singapore,
August 16, 2008
The World Health Organization (WHO) recently
praised Thailand for its efforts to curb
drinking and smoking, especially among youths, through its imposition of government bans on advertising of alcohol and
is simply falling in line behind many other countries, especially in Europe, in banning
advertising of alcohol and tobacco products.
Ralph Boyce must rate as the one of worst
American ambassadors to Thailand in the
history of American and Thai diplomatic relations.
Naturally, one must question why Boeing
would hire Boyce as its representative in Singapore.
bans sale of alcohol within 300 metres of schools
message from Nicholas Riss, Bangkok, July 17, 2015
has officially banned the sale of alcohol within 300 metres of schools. That means stores close to schools can no longer sell
alcohol after early August 2015. Stores near schools must clear their shelves of all alcohol. The ban does not apply to hotels
and entertainment zones.
current legal drinking age in Thailand is 20.
Idiots, dumb hics and little shits can make quite an
impression on the natives
A comment by David Woolding, Newark,
N. J., February 20, 2008:
What is Ralph Boyce doing in the position of president of the
Boeing Company’s regional operations division in Singapore?
Relax! It's just a public relations post.
And he won’t be winning any hearts and minds.
Check it out!
About Boyce . . . . Do you think Nazis in the CIA could have gotten the job at Boeing
John Hastings, London, U. K., March 3, 2008
KGB more likely
from Donald Wims, Miami, Florida, January
Do you mean the
Army Counter-Interlligence Corps (C. I. C.}?
I didn't know
they were still around.
It would be worth
checking to see if any of the State Department officials mentioned on this website, or their parents and grandparents, had
any involvement with C. I. C. in post-war Germany or Asia.
After the war,
in the late 1940s and early 1950s, many with the Axis war criminals bought out of jail. Some even bought positions with
the U. S. government. Usually, they used cold hard cash. Some lent their "expertise". But sometimes prostitution and
pedophilia were offered.
Boyce and his pals using Boeing as cover
"Has this been on the TV shows 'Cold Case Files' or 'Investigative Reports'?"
late July or early August 2010, Lycos/Tripod blocked this website.
Initially Lycos claimed that the website "violated terms of service".
When asked for details, Lycos replied that the site contained remarks considered defamatory toward a "company".
Eventually, Lycos said that the "company" concerned was Boeing.
However, when asked which remarks on the site defamed Boeing, Lycos pointed to the comment that four current or former
State Department employees worked with organized underworld criminal networks like the Sicilian-American Mafia and Chinese
Triads to traffic women and children to the U. S. and other countries for prostitution and illicit labor.
Only one of the four persons named in the website's comment referred to by Lycos, Ralph Leo (“Skip”)
Boyce Junior, was employed by Boeing. The three others named were Christopher Richard, Thomas P. Furey and Paul O. Mayer.
The State Department claims Richard is still in its employ. Furey seems to have left the civil service. Mayer is currently
U. S. consul in Montreal.
It is doubtful that Boeing would authorize an employee to use the company’s name to back his denial of ties
to organized crime or back his defense of other former State Department employees who have no ties to Boeing.
Lycos was assured that there was considerable evidence that all four were involved in organized crime.
Congress should investigate Boeing-Boyce link
A mesaage from Randall Merryman, Honolulu, January 12, 2011
S. Congress should investigate Boyce again.
forced Boyce's ouster from the State Department. Now they should force his ouster from Boeing.
fact, there is talk in Washington, D. C., of summoning Boyce to Washington to answer questions about his employment by Boeing
farting above his ass
most likely behind site blockage.
A comment by
Fred Clay, Duluth, Minnesota, October 6, 2010
In the past ten years, Boyce was behind the blockage,
removal or deletion of numerous critical blogs, websites and letters to the editors and articles printed in big city
newspapers that appeared on the Internet.
So, I think it is safe to say
that it was Ralph Boyce, waving Boeing credentials, who was behind the recent blockage
of this site.
And some stupid people at Lycos who listened to him.
Smoking on planes
message from Felipe Martinez, Manila, April 10, 2013
you think it's true that Boyce and his pals are trying to get lawmakers to scrap the smoking ban on airplanes?
would be a shame. It took decades to get a full ban on smoking on board planes.
Openly Gay in the city
Is his pen name Jeff Gannon?
Boyce is still around
Message from Terry J. North, Bangkok, December
Just thought I'd let you know. Ralph Boyce is
still around. Hangs out at Jim Thompson House in Bangkok.
He just wrote
a book about the O. S. S. in Siam after WW2
Do you think the Council on Foreign Relations is all that those Third World Americans
say it is?
message from Joe Blad in Manila, August 20, 2012
read Jerry North's comment about Ralph Boyce. But Boyce has not written any books. And nothing about the OSS has come
out recently. So, what is North talking about?
was a book about Jim Thompson last year. It was by one of Boyce's friends, a photographer. It read like an English-to-English
machine translation of the only other book that was written about Jim Thompson decades ago.
Thailand is a sick place. Weirdos publishing
biographies about famous deceased persons, stealing material from others . . .
Some stay in Thailand too long
An email message from T. C. Moleston, Hamilton, Bermuda, November 16, 2012
I never expected to read about Jim Thompson
on such a website.
It's because of a little ass-hole in the Foreign
Thompson fought with the French Resistance.
That's all anyone needs to know. Who the hell cares what he did after the war?
But the two books about him don't say much
about the war.
And they give the impression that after the
war he was the Ugly American and all his visitors petty civil servants and junketeers from the US government.
he was another expert on terrorism
from Elmer Lipton, Riverside, California, April 11, 2013
What is Ralph Boyce doing at Jim Thompson
Boyce was behind the recent book on Thompson
and he wanted something for it. Boyce is trying to impress the American upper class and high Thai society with his cute lower
class manners and tastes.
The book about Thompson wasn’t any good.
It was meant to be publicity for Boyce.
Get No Worse"
Message from Troy Monath, Calais,
Maine, June 2, 2013
Boyce was without doubt the worst American
ambassador Thailand ever had. The record
speaks for itself.
And Boyce was also the most corrupt and most
obnoxious American ambassador the Thais ever saw.
But he was a little shit.
If anyone can recall a worse ambassador, let
Just the tip of the iceberg
Other American Embassy officials
Between the time
that Ralph Boyce was charge d'affaires and chief of mission in 1995 and ambassador in 2005, there were three ambassadors:
William H. Itoh,
Richard E. Hecklinger
Darryl N. Johnson
Who was William H. Itoh? Anybody know?
|William H. Itoh
Name: William H. Itoh
Residency: New Mexico
Title: Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary
Dec 19, 1995
Presentation of Credentials: February 20, 1996
Termination of Mission:
Left post February 1, 1999
William H. Itoh
to you! So sorry! No can do!"
A message from Ned
Mertz, Bangkok, October 30, 2010
Itoh was the only U. S.
ambassador of the four involved in a particular case mentioned on this site to respond by mail to requests to alert
Belgian and Thai authorities of the fate of a Thai child kidnapped and trafficked by a Belgian and Thai pedophile ring with
the complicity of American embassy staff.
But Itoh did nothing.
|Richard E. Hecklinger
Richard E. Hecklinger
Name: Richard E. Hecklinger
of Residency: Virginia
Title: Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary
December 1, 1998
Presentation of Credentials: March 9, 1999
Termination of Mission:
Left post December 21, 2001
Some believe Hecklinger was a C. I. A. Operative . . .
There is documentarty evidence that he was.
But some think
that would be crediting him with much. But these days, you know, anybody . . .
A comment by Name Withheld, January 30, 2007
I can confirm that the former
American ambassador to Thailand, Richard E. Hecklinger, is an operative of the U. S. Central Intellligence Agency. He signed
up when a student with the understanding that the CIA would pave the way for him in a career in public service.
Hecklinger is presently
one of numerous deputy secretaries of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), which is headquartered
in Paris, France.
"I don' know
in the obstruction of child recovery efforts and the intimidation of witnesses
A comment by
Name Withheld Upon Request, January 31, 2007:
Richard E. Hecklinger was
American ambassador to Thailand from 1997 to 2001. During that time he conspired with consular officials complicit in
the traffic in women and children for prostitution and pedophilia to cover up the Christopher Richard and Thomas Patrick Furey
affairs, to obstruct child recovery efforts, and to obstuct complainants. He conspired with Thai officials who are notorious
in the traffic in women and children.
The embassy in Bangkok trafficked
hundreds of women to the United States to work as prostitutes and in work camps. Many children were also sent.
In other words, was he a pervert on the loose?
Or did he do what he did for a pedophile ring under instructions from his handlers in the CIA?
A comment by Name Withheld Upon Request, April 11, 2008:
It might interest
you to know that Hecklinger, Johnson and Boyce are long-time double agents.
Don't trust anyone
in the C. I. A.
Don't trust anyone
in the State Department.
Don't trust anyone
with U. S. law enforcement agencies overseas.
They are often hired
by individuals, companies and states to spy and provide information.
Darryl Norman Johnson fronting for American drug companies
|Darryl N. Johnson
Name: Darryl N. Johnson
of Residency: Washington
Title: Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary
November 26, 2001
Presentation of Credentials: March 29, 2002
Termination of Mission:
Left post December 28, 2004
Darryl Norman Johnson
"If Boyce can do it, why can't I?"
A comment by Rafer Bass, New York, February 3, 2007:
Former U. S. ambassador to Thailand, Darryl Norman Johnson, is back in Thailand
, trading on his former position. He is employed now as a lobbyist for American pharmaceutical companies.
Johnson is urging the Thai Ministry
of Health to prevent Thai pharmaceutical companies from manufacturing medicine that Thailand imports from the American
The Thai companies are within their
international rights to produce the medicine on their own, without licensing from the U. S., because the medicine, including
an anti-AIDS drug, is considered life-saving and urgently needed by people in Thailand.
Johnson and the American pharmaceutical
companies, however, don't want to lose the business they will give up if Thailand
stops importing medicine from the U. S. and manufactures it locally.
check to see if Johnson's conduct is in line with U. S. government regulations regarding present and former government employees.
Many foreign service
officials believe that Johnson's conduct is unscrupulous, unethical and highly inappropriate. Perhaps Johnson thinks that
the current American ambassador to Thailand, Ralph
L. Boyce, who lobbied the same ministry, the Ministry of Health, for a reduction of the ban on advertising of American alcohol
and tobacco products last August, has rewritten the rules of conduct.
US looses out
Treating Thailand like a little shit backfires
EU to supply cheap Anti-HIV drugs to Thailand
A comment by Red Harris of Vancouver, B. C., November 1, 2010:
Have you read the
The European Union
will supply Thailand with cheap Anti-HIV drugs.
Tell Norman Johnson
he can shove it!
Free HIV drugs now available in Thailand without
A comment by Poy Lemdaeng,
Korat, Thailand, October 2, 2014
For some time now, Thais
have been getting HIV drugs free. That is how it should be. Whenever there is a pandemic, victims should not be charged for
emergency care. That is the only way to contain the spread of disease.
And now there is to be
a national monitoring system too..
According to an article
in the Bangkok Post on October 2, 2104, there are almost half a million people with AIDS in Thailand. Until now, only
half of them were getting free HIV drugs.
The cost of distributing
free drugs to HIV patients will be about 400 billion baht ($12.5 billion).
Shits like Norman Johnson
should not be foreign ambassadors. They should be registered lobbyists for private American pharmaceutical companies and persona
non grata in Thailand
The article is titled Patients
to receive free HIV drugs on page 2.
Read the article at:
Some Perverts with Diplomatic Immunity
It'a nine o'clock. Do you know where your
American Consulate in Bangkok
Christopher Richard, chief, American Citizens Services (ACS), Consular Section,
American Embassy, Bangkok, Thailand, 1995
In August 1995, an international pedophile and prostitution ring trafficking
in women and children recruited Christopher Richard, head of American Citizens Services of the American consulate
(1995 to 1997).
Using his official position at the consulate, Richard defrauded
Thai welfare and police officials into trafficking a Thai child to Belgium
by persuading them to withdraw a standing official protective order to keep the child in Thailand. The order had
been prepared and enforced by the government at the request of the child's life-long American mentor. The child's
mother and sole parent
had long cavorted with johns, pedophiles, pimps, prostitutes, traffickers, child abusers and fraudsters. Her sole interest
in the child was to give him to the trafficking ring to increase her prospects as a prostitute in Belgium.
Richard sought to
discredit the official protection order by attacking the character of the
child's mentor with
accusations and presenting the child's traffickers as respectable
and reliable persons.
In official correspondence to Thai officials, Richard accused the child's
mentor of fraud, namely, attempting to acquire a visa to the U. S. for the child "through fraudulent means". Richard provided
no documentary evidence of any sort to support his false accusation.
There is absolutely no evidence to support Richard's accusations or
his later excuses.
In fact, two visa applications to the US for the child
were submitted one year earlier to the U. S.
Naturalization Service (INS). The first was submitted directly by the very individual who later recruited Richard. When this
application was rejected, a prominent senior
American senator submitted an humanitarian parole
petition on behalf
of the applicant to the INS.
The applications were entirely correct and legal, with considerable
humanitarian parole petition cited the risks of trafficking to the child if he ramained in Europe or Asia where
his mother's associates could get him.
The parole petition was withdrawn by the applicant in a fit of prolonged
welfare officials cited Richard's official correspondence to cover up bribes they received from the child's traffickers.
Richard's false accusation placed the child's mentor, witnesses, lawyers,
translators, relatives and friends of the child at great physical risk. Complicit Thai police officials considered
making arrests solely on the basis of Richard's false
Within two weeks of Richard's correspondence, Thai officials withdrew the protection
order and the child's mother was allowed to take him to Belgium.
Within two months of Richard's correspondence, the traffickers committed official
fraud in Belgium to traffic the child and obstruct search and recovery efforts by the child's family in Thailand. Belgian
government and police records indicated that the child had been trafficked and abandoned by his mother.
Richard's persistent misconduct - and the subsequent behavior of
other American officials at the American consulate and embassy in Bangkok - demonstrated their open
conspiracy with the child's traffickers and eventually aided and abetted the intimidation of witnesses by Thai officials.
vicitm was subjected to more than a decade of persistent racial abuse by Belgian pedophiles and government officials
and denied a proper homelife and an education. The full details of the ordeal cannot be recounted here. His exact fate remains
Like all or most embassy and consulate postings, the head of the American Citizens Services
section serves for three years. Christopher Richard remained in the post for only two years, from 1995 to 1997.
Chances are that the complaints against him in late-1995 for using his official position in conspiracy with international
pedophile and prostitution rings in the traffic in women and children led to both his appointment, for the wrong reasons,
and also to his dismissal in an attempt to forestall scandal.
Richard’s name disappeared from State Department lists of employees posted overseas
on the Internet. His name disappeared also from all lists of State Department employees on the Internet. Subsequently, official
lists of employees posted to the U. S. consulate in Bangkok during the period that Richard was there turned up on the Internet
without Richard’s name -
clear evidence of attempts to alter records and tamper evidence to mislead the public. The lists were probably perpetrated
by Richard himself or others in conspiracy with him in various forms of smuggling. Eventually, many years later, his name
resurfaced in lists of employees of the American Citizens Services Section office in Washington, D. C. What was Richard doing
there? No doubt, he was altering records to perpetuate his criminal activities and to cover his trail.
Was Christopher Richard a C. I. A. Operative?
Acording to an impeccable source
that most remain unidentified for the moment, Christopher Richard, chief of the American Citizen Services (ACS) Section, 1994
- 6, and Consul-General, 1996 - 7, at the American Consulate in Bangkok, Thailand, was an operative of the American Central
Intelligence Agency (C. I. A.).
This information does
not appear to be posted elsewhere on the web at present.
Where is Christopher Richard now?
Reginald Johnson Jones
February 28, 2005
Dear Mr. Blackstone,
Richard, acting in an official capacity, contacted the Thai social workers and immigration officials directly and tried
to persuade them, with surprisingly dirty tactics, to cancel the protective order.
I noted the comments on your website about the complicity of American State Department officials in the trafficking
of a young Thai child from Thailand to Belgium in 1995.
I read long, detailed reports and documents about this incident
later, as a journalist - and I spoke to some of the people concerned.
In August 1995, social
workers for Thailand's Public Welfare Department and top Thai Immigration Bureau officials issued an order to prevent a Thai
woman who lived in a precarious situation in Belgium from taking her child to Belgium.
An international pedophile
and prostitution ring, which planned to procure the child to pedophiles in Belgium, recruited the head of American Citizens
Service (ACS) at the American consulate in Bangkok, Christopher Richard, to help get the child to Belgium. This was a private
matter that did not concern Richard, the American embassy or the American government in any way, but
Richard and the pedophile ring
succeeded in compromising the Thai social workers and immigration officials. (There were reports later that bribes were paid
or deals made with social workers and immigration officials.)
Richard’s misconduct, which was criminal, is well
documented, but top State Department officials in Washington and Bangkok have tried to defend Richard -
and the pedophile ring - with lies.
Richard stayed on in Bangkok after his stint as head of
ACS. He became consul but left after only one year on the job.
I have been able to trace other American embassy officials
involved - Ralph Leo
(“Skip”) Boyce, jr. and Thomas Patrick Furey - but Richard seems to have disappeared completely from the U. S. diplomatic corps. For several years,
in the late 1990s, Americans with ties to the official community insisted that Richard was still in Bangkok and
working in another office in the old section of the embassy.
Reginald Johnson Jones
Information about Christopher Richard difficult to obtain
A comment from ------------------------, Bangkok,
January 17, 2006:
I might have a photograph of Christopher Richard, taken when he was in Bangkok.
I recall that he was in his late 30s or early forties and, at 6’4”, the tallest person in the consulate.
He was not uncouth but was rather obnoxious and considered a cheap character.
Some of the old long-time expatriates believe he was a C. I. A. agent.
Department attempting cover-up for Richard
A comment from
K -------------- R --------------------, Bangkok, October 27, 2007:
There is an obvious
State Department cover-up of Christopher Richard.
Several years ago, lists
of State Department personnel of the American Embassy in Bangkok in 1995, 1996 and 1997, which were posted on the web, included
Christopher Richard. I made copies of those lists.
The same lists today omit
Richard, as if he never existed, or never worked at the embassy.
This is often done by government employees to save their skins.
This is understandable, of course. If Bruno Hauptman once worked for the State Department, his name would be deleted form
all lists of past employees.
Disinformation on the web to cover
up Christopher Richard?
A comment from John Gordon of London, Canada, November
Richard's name appeared on earlier lists of American government
officials posted over the Internet.
London, Ontario, Canada
US Govt. Cover-Up
of Christopher Richard
A comment from Daniel Bannerman, Washington,
D. C., October 21, 2009
After looking at this website, I surfed for
information about Christopher Richard on the web. I remembered this guy at the American Embassy in Bangkok in the mid-1990s.
I could find some things about some former embassy employees. But I found nothing about Richard.
So, I checked with the State Department. Usually, you can
obtain some information. But they claim they have no record of a person with that name. Indeed, his name appears
in not one signle record that I could find.
What I see is a deliberate cover-up. Files,
especially files posted over the Internet, have been altered. Somebody has done a job, to hide Richard. There's
a gang at work here. I have no doubt organized crime,
perhaps the mafia, is involved.
Christopher Richard still working for State Department
A message from Pablo Estes in Mexico City, March 15, 2010
I found an address for Christopher Richard. It is his working address. This a State Department address, however.
U.S. Department of State
2201 C Street NW
Here is the relevant website; it seems to be current:
All it means is that Richard is still working for the State Department.
How could that be after so much evidence about his criminal activities in Thailand was submitted to the State Department and other government agencies? Obviously,
he is part of a criminal gang. It will be interesting to find out who has been covering for him. Probably the same people
who have been covering for Thomas P. Furey, Paul O. Mayer, Richard Hecklinger and Ralph Leo Boyce Jr.
Thomas Patrick Furey
Thomas Patrick Furey, U. S. Consul-General, Bangkok,
A very dark pervert
, posted by the US Ebassy in Nigeria
The website, by the Public Affairs Office (formerly
the United States Information Service), at the U.S. Embass in Nigeria, states the following:
Thomas P. Furey, Deputy Chief of Mission
Mr. Furey has been Deputy Chief of Mission at the U.S. Embassy
in Abuja, Nigeria since November 2004. His most recent assignment was as Consul General at the U.S. Embassy in London, England.
the Foreign Service in 1975, Mr. Furey started his career as a consular officer in Belize City in Central America. He then
worked in the Bureau of Intelligence and Research in the Department of State, followed by an assignment as a political officer
at the U.S. Embassy in East Berlin. Most of Mr. Furey's assignments since then have been as a consular manager, including
tours in Kathmandu, Nepal; Johannesburg, South Africa; Bombay, India; Bangkok, Thailand; and Mexico City, Mexico. He also
served several assignments in the Bureau of Consular Affairs and as a Desk Officer for South Africa in the Bureau of African
Affairs in the State Department. Prior to London, Mr. Furey was Consul General and Acting Deputy Chief of Mission at the U.S.
Embassy in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.
Mr. Furey was born in Portland, Oregon in 1951 and grew up in Lake Oswego, a suburb
of Portland. He received a B.A. in International Relations from American University in Washington, D.C. in 1973 and a M.A.
from the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University in Medford, Massachusetts, in 1975. He lives in Abuja with
his wife Dorothy, who he met when she was a Peace Corps Volunteer in Belize and who is from Minnesota. They have two daughters
-- Allison, who is a student at Bard College in New York; and Sarah, who is attending high school in Switzerland.
The American Embassy in Nigeria lists Thomas P. Furey
on its official website as a previous American ambassador to Nigeria. Furey, a suseocted C. I. A. operative working under
the cover of a consular official and implicated in the traffic in women and children for pedophilia and prostitution
and assisting terrorists to enter America, was never an ambassador.
What was the purpose of presenting Furey with false
Embassy's offical website gives
false listing for Furey
A comment from J. B. T. Smythers, Lagos, Nigeria, December
website of the American Embassy in Nigeria lists Thomas Patrick Furey as a previous ambassador (see below). In fact, Furey
has never been an ambassador. He was, for a while, Deputy Chief of Mission (DCM) in Nigeria. In the absence of an ambassador, the DCM is automatically
the Acting Chief of Mission and the Charge d'Affaires. A Charge d'Affaires is not an ambassador -
and there is no reason to call a Charge d'Affaires an ambassador.
1. Ambassador Robert E. Gribbin
2. John Campbell
3. Ambassador Thomas P. Furey
4. Howard Franklin Jeter
5. Roger A. Meece
Furey was never ambassador.
No siree! That's a bit of State Department fraud.
See how stupid they
are! They post it on the Net.
Phuket, December 11,
In the pay of Al-Qaeda
For more on Thomas Patrick Furey,
read the article by Joel Mowbray, "Perverse Incentives - The State
Department rewards officials responsible for terror visas", in National Review Online, on October 22, 2003:
some of the blame must rest on Ryan’s "courtesy culture," which was directly injected into the consulate there by Thomas P. Furey, who was consul ...
me if you can!
message from H. J. Knowles in Singapore, October 26, 2005
Indeed, it would appear
that Thomas Patrick Furey, an American foreign service official, is a Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) operative.
It would appear also that Furey
helped Arab terrorists enter the United States.
Many people have long suspected
that the Bush oval office knew about the impending terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center in New York City and the Pentagon
in Washington, D. C. on September 11, 2001.
In the early days of the
subsequent American-led invasion of Afghanistan, in late 2001, a French newspaper reported that the fugitive Al-Qaeda leader,
Osama bin Laden, had spent a week in an American hospital in a Gulf state several months earlier, in July 2001, getting urgent
kidney dialysis and that while in the hospital bin Laden received a private visit from the local CIA station deputy
chief, who left the country several days later. The media stopped repeating the French report at the insistence of officials
Bin Laden was never caught.
A popular TV celebrity recently complained: "Tell me, how is it possible that we can't find a guy who's 6-foot-6 and supposedly
needs a dialysis machine?"
It all probability, Furey
took bribes from Arab terorists to issue them visas. It is likely also that Furey had to share the loot with others in the
State Department (or CIA).
The CIA was created in the
late 1940s to replace the war-time Office of Strategic Services (OSS). Whereas the OSS had a rather heroic legacy, the CIA
has had an infamous reputation. Early on, it seems to have been an organization of neo-nazi punks in cahoots with wealthy
fascist dictators. In the CIA's most absurd operations, toxic gases were released over San Francisco and in a passenger
plane just to observe the effects on people. In another experiment, a strong hallucacengic was to be dropped in a big city's
The CIA's image suffered
the most through the Russian downing of a U2 spyplane in 1960 and the failed Bay of Pigs invasion in Cuba in 1961. The
CIA director, Allen Dulles, was fired immediately afterward.
H. J. Knowles, Singapore
would have thought he was a spy?
nothing like spying on your friends
In an article in The American Prospect
Online, Jason Vest discusses in brief several past public disclosures of the names of CIA agents; he cites numerous sources - books, articles, pamphlets,
etc. , including one pamphlet, Spooks in US Foreign Service, which appeared in Canada in 1983:
". . . There was also "Spooks in US Foreign Service,"
a 12-page pamphlet published in Canada in 1983 by the "Anti-CIA Club of Diplomats," an organization of apparently angry career
Foreign Service officers claiming that "roughly three out of five supposedly State Department employees working abroad are
in fact CIA officers."
The following is from the
Anti-CIA Club of Diplomats -
Spooks in U.S. Foreign
1983, 12 pages.
This list was published in Canada in 1983.
ACCD is likely an ad-hoc cover for what appears to be a risky inside job.
From the introduction:
"To what degree has the Foreign Service been penetrated by career intelligence officers? To a very considerable degree.
Roughly three out of five supposedly State Department employees working abroad are in fact CIA officers. The number of young
university and college graduates recruited by the CIA is steadily rising and now stands at more than 800 annually. In the
last ten years, 7500 such graduates have been recruited and trained as intelligence officers at educational institutions like
the CIA Camp Peary Training Center, the Foreign Service Institute, and the National Intelligence Academy. The number is almost half of the
entire CIA personnel working at Langley and at its stations abroad."
These 190 names include the person's diplomatic title, the country where the person is posted (presumably as
of about 1983), and the year when that posting began. The year of birth is included for most names; 90 percent were born in
the early 1950s. Additional citations can be found in NameBase for only 44 of the names. The list may have been compiled by
someone with access to internal alumni-like information, since this is not the sort of profile that would result from using
The name of Thomas Patrick Furey is one of 190 listed in alphabetical order:
FUREY THOMAS PATRICK
Germany 1979-1983 Nepal 1982 South Africa 1990
Anti-CIA Club of Diplomats. Spooks in U.S. Foreign Service. 1983 (5)
Geheim Magazine (Germany) 1986-#2 (21)
Top Secret (Germany) 1990-F (37)
pages cited this search: 3
What did he do in college?
A Visitor’s Comment, from Linda Brame, October 20, 2005:
Dear Mr. Blackstone,
I wonder if you have a current location for Thomas Patrick Furey involved in
the Thai scandal a few years ago. You mention that he is in London. I do not show that is correct now when I accessed
the website for the London Embassy. I am just curious. I have followed this scandal. I went to college with Mr. Furey and
was just wondering if he still is in civil service. Do you think that he may be CIA?
Reply from Lawrence
Blackstone, October 22, 2005:
Dear Ms. Brame,
Thank you for your inquiry.
Thomas Patrick Furey was listed as a consular official at the American
Embassy in London several years ago. A website, posted
in July 2004, lists him as Deputy Chief of Mission (DCM) at the American Embassy in Nigeria.
American consular officials generally serve tours of two years. They are posted
to one embassy for two years and they are assigned to another embassy, in another country, for another two years - and so on.
Many Americans in the diplomatic corps, starting out in their careers, dream
of becoming another James Bond. The American Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) employs many different people in many different
types of work. Full-time CIA officers are usually just that. Consular officials, who spend most of their time on consular
matters, can nonetheless use their posts as cover for CIA work. Generally, CIA agents, who are trained
for particular field assignments, dislike and distrust consular personnel, who are office-bound career civil servants
in the diplomatic corps.
Initially, the conduct of Furey, who was consul-general in Bangkok in 1995,
and Christopher Richard, who was chief of the consulate’s American Citizens Services (ACS) section, in the pedophile
scandal appeared to have been personally motivated, stemming from perverse habits, with the intention of deliberately causing
harm to innocent persons and declaring their complicity with international pedophile rings.
To defend himself, Richard claimed that he was following orders from his office
in Washington, D. C. This is highly unlikely, unless someone in his home office deliberately fed him false information. This,
however, would necessarily implicate consular officials in two other countries. State Department officials later tried to
cover up the matter with obvious lies.
State Department officials abroad have diplomatic immunity to arrest and prosecution
for crimes they commit abroad. But this immunity is limited and it should be possible for the American government to prosecute
them for felonious offenses. It should be possible also for the victims of their misconduct to sue them, or sue the American
government, for damages.
The CIA has been involved in the procurement of guns, drugs, women and children,
false documents, illicit money, etc. This is well known and the subject of many biographies and novels. American consular
officials are often complicit in smuggling operations, including the trafficking of prostitutes and children, through the
issuance of visas.
Reply from Linda Brame, October 22, 2005:
Thank you for your quick response to my inquiry about Tom Furey. I was truly
hoping that what I read was not true. I have not seen him for over 30 years and I am sure people can change. When I knew him
he was a very idealistic young man wanting a career in the diplomatic corps. How sad that he was involved in this perverse
affair. Thank you again for this information.
Reply from Lawrence
Blackstone, October 24, 2005:
Dear Ms. Brame,
I understand your concern.
Whatever Thomas Furey was as youth, later, as U. S. consul in
Bangkok, he left enough hard evidence, through his conduct
and official correspondence, to convict him of criminal conspiracy, aiding and abetting pedophiles, fraud, kidnapping and
trafficking in children, endangering American citizens abroad, etc. Eventually, the American government will have to deal
with Furey and compensate the victims.
- - - -
Furey made off with the dough
V. Peterson, Alexandria, Va., November 8, 2013
If I can recall correctly,
Furey left the State Department long before the mandatory age of retirement.
I believe he had no choice.
He would have to face
an inquiry into his granting of visas to Saudi Arabians listed by the US government as suspected terrorists.
Or he would have to share some of his ill-gotten wealth with a lot of other officials.
her hairdresser knows for sure
from Tim Belmore, Toronto, 11/26/13
I am not sure I
understand the significance of the anti-CIA diplomats material on the web.
Does it mean to
say that Thomas P. Furey and Christopher Richard are CIA agents planted by the CIA in the State Department?
Or does it mean
to say that Furey and Richard
are members of
a group of State Department employees that is publicly opposed to CIA infiltration and domination of the State
Or does it mean
to say both - that Furey and Richard are CIA plants in the State Department as well as CIA plants
in the group protesting CIA inflitration of the State Department?
And I am not sure
I understand the separate diagrams of "social networks" showing Furey and Richard linked to clusters of other State Department
employees in various American embassies about the world. The diagrams seem to represent intelligence-gathering networks.
But are they CIA networks or anti-CIA State Department networks?
Whoever knows for
sure, please let me know.
back in town!
mesage by email from Seannus MacInnis, Bangkok, August 13, 2016
Thomas Patrick Furey has returned to Thailand.
Furey was Consul-General in Bangkok from 1994 to 1996. That was noted on websites for many years. I have
an official letter from Furey from that period with his name, signature and position, Consul General.
Furey is back at the embassy in the official capacity of Deputy Chief of Mission. If the
ambassador steps out of town, he becomes “acting chief of mission”.
Furey pretended that “acting chief of mission” was also the ambassador de jure.
Furey has changed him name and he has
had plastic surgery. He calls himself Peter Haymond now. Look at the photo (attached).
An article titled "Thai expert new No.2 at US embassy" in the August
11, 2016 issue of the Bangkok Post, described him thus:
". . . This is Mr Haymond's fifth time living in the kingdom,
after having resided in Thailand for periods since his youth prior to his first embassy appointment here. He first served
at the embassy in Bangkok between 1994-96 as consul-general"
Here is the link to the article:
A reply from Jack O’Harra, Bangkok, August 20, 2016
That isn’t Thomas Furey.
I remember the embassy and consular staff in 1994, 1995 and 1996. I do not
recall a Peter Haymond.
Haymond was not Consul General as the Bangkok Post claims.
The on-line State Department bio for Harymond reads:
Peter Haymond began his assignment as Deputy Chief of Mission at the U.S.
Embassy in Bangkok in July 2016. A career Foreign Service Officer, Mr. Haymond was previously Director of the Office of Chinese
& Mongolian Affairs at the State Department in Washington, DC (2014-2016). Mr. Haymond has also served as Consul General
at the U.S. Consulate in Chengdu, China (2011-2014), and at the U.S. embassies in China (2003-05), Laos (2008-2011, 1997-2000),
Thailand (1994-96), and Korea (1992-94). In Washington, he has worked as division chief in the Economic, Energy and Business
Bureau’s Office of International Energy and Commodities Policy, and as deputy director in the International Organizations
Bureau’s Office of Economic and Development Affairs..
Here is the link to the official State Department bio:
The old bio for Laos reads:
A career Foreign Service Officer, Mr. Haymond has previously served at the U.S. embassies in
China (2003-05), Laos (1997-2000), Thailand (1994-96) and Korea (1992-94). At the State Department in Washington, DC, he has
worked as division chief in the Economic, Energy and Business Bureau’s Office of International Energy and Commodities
Policy; and as deputy director in the International Organizations Bureau’s Office of Economic and Development Affairs.
As everyone knows, anything put into print by the State Department is to be
doubted. It must be checked out thoroughly. Much of the time, a statement proves to have been erroneous. The Bangkok Post
assumed the State Depaetment website to be correct without checking directly with the embassy, or with Haymond himself, before
going to press.
If you contact the jerks at the embassy they might insist that Haymond was indeed
Consul-General in the years mentioned by the Bangkok Post. But you are more likely to get no reply at all, or a long
Department notorious for fraud
message from Lane Summers, Bangkok, September 1, 2016
is a lot of fraud in the State Department.
years ago, you received a polite reply in a letter with an official letterhead. The letter was properly signed and dated.
The letter included the name of the particular office, its address and telephone number. The position of the official was
noted. Thus, you could track down the official.
changed in the 1970s and got steadily worse. By the 1990s you got letters on official paper without the name of the particular
office or the date of the letter. The address and telephone number were often omitted too. The position of the letter
writer or signer was not always indicated. Sometimes the official position claimed by the person who signed the letter could
not be verified. Often, too, the person who signed the letter could not be tracked down.
Contact the authorties
A message from T. M. L. Jones, Chiang Mai, September 6, 2016
Is all this is to say that Thomas Furey never
existed? Did the State Department put one over on the public?
If not, Peter Haymond is a fraudster. He claims
to have held a post he never held.
Notify the Inspector-General of the State
Department in Washington, D. C.. Inform the FBI. Contact your congressmen.
Haymond should be taken to task. He will be unable to justify the fraud and forced to leave government employ when his current posting
ends. He will not receive another appointment.
Check it out!
A message from W. McDonald, Phuket,
September 6, 2016
If Peter Haymoind worked in the embassy or
consulate in Bangkok during the period 1994 to 1996, what did he have to do with Ralph L. Boyce jr., Christopher Richard,
Thomas P. Furey and Paul O. Mayer?
Office clerk, office dummy, mule, whore, pimp, spy?
Bangkok Post misread State Department Bio
A message from J. M., Bangkok, September 12, 2016
Bangkok Post misread the State Department biographical note about Peter Haymond.
The State Department biographical note does NOT say that Haymond was Consul General in Bangkok from 1994 to 1996.
This is the sentence the Bangkok Post misread:
Mr. Haymond has also served as Consul General at the U.S. Consulate in Chengdu, China (2011-2014), and at the U.S.
embassies in China (2003-05), Laos (2008-2011, 1997-2000), Thailand (1994-96), and Korea (1992-94).
The State Department
biographical note says that Haymond served at the U. S. embassy in Thailand from 1994 to 1996. The note does not say in what
capacity Haymond worked at the embassy.
Look at the sentence again:
Haymond "served as Consul General at the
U. S. Consulate in Chengdu" . . . "and at the U. S. embassies in China . . . Laos . . . Thailand . . . and Korea . . ."
biographical note does NOT mention the positions that Haymond filled at the embassies in China (2003 - 2005), Laos, Thailand
The biographical note does NOT say that Haymond was Consul General in Laos, Thailand and Korea.
are two Koreas - a North Korea and a South Korea. Evidently, not all government employees know that. The U. S. government
recognises both South Korea and North Korea. The State Department note does NOT say whether Haymond was in North Korea or
South Korea. The U. S. does NOT have an embassy in North Korea but some people might not know that.
If the Bangkok Post had checked its archives, it would have realised that Thomas P. Furey was the U. S. Consul General
in Bangkok from 1994 to 1996.
Stupid or Deliberate?
A message from Tad Jason, Pattaya, September 15, 2016
we should ask why the State Department has not rewritten Haymond's bio. It is much too vague. It is probably stupidity. But
it could also be intentional.
did Haymond really do when he "served" the consulate and the embassies?
might ask also why the Bangkok Post has not published a notice informing readers
of the error in its September 11th article about Haymond and mentioned the correct information.
play along with the deceit?
Paul O. Mayer
Conspired with Thai Police to Obstruct Search and Recovery Efforts
Conspired to Cover Up Pedophile, Prostitution and Trafficking Ring in Bangkok
Is Paul O. Mayer a C. I. A. agent?
(See http://www.namebase.org/xmas/Paul-O-Mayer.html )
The New York crime family's boy
|Paul O. Mayer
|U. S. State Department Pedophile Ring
Paul Mayer, Chief,
American Citizens Section,
American Consular Section,
Bangkok, 1997 - 2001
While political officer at the
American Consulate in Chiang Mai in northern Thailand in mid-1995, Paul O. Mayer was informed of the efforts of a Belgian
and Thai pedophile and prostitution ring to traffic a Thai child to Belgium.
After familiarizing himself with the matter, Mayer advised a private
American citizen - the child's mentor - that the only way to protect the child
was to get the support of the headman of the township in which the child lived. That is indeed the best way to proceed in
such matters and it was the advice offered by many others. The headman, however,
Mayer replaced Christopher Richard as head of the American Citizens Services section at the American consulate
in Bangkok in 1997. Mayer served for four years, to 2001 - one year more than the regular three-year posting, an indication that Richard was removed from the
post one year early.
In his four years in the post, Mayer persistently
resisted and blocked all attempts to get the American consulate to admit the wrong-doing of its officials in the trafficking
case, alert the Thai authorities and urge officials to get a reliable account of the trafficking victim.
Mayer refused to urge the Thai police to account
for the victim because to do so would have exposed Richard’s earlier denials to the police of his complicity in the
Mayer appears to have been behind the obstruction
of a State Department investigation into Richard’s conduct in 1997. Consular officials claimed the investigation had
found no wrong-doing by Richard. Such a finding - yesterday, today or tomorrow - is an impossibility and further evidence of criminal conspiracy.
Mayer also encouraged Thai officials in the harassment
and intimidation of witnesses in the case.
motivation for his official misconduct in this particular matter is well-documented. Above all, his personal interests lay
in covering for the pedophile and prostitution trafficking ring and other consular officials in Bangkok, Christopher Richard
and Thomas P. Furey, and a former charge d’affaires in Bangkok, Ralph Boyce, who were complicit in the trafficking case.
Where was Mayer in June
- September 1995?
A message from Ed Maguire, Boston,
Mass., May 15, 2015
I recall the child trafficking case back in August and September 1995.
This website places Paul O. Mayer at the American Consulate in Chiang
Mai, Thailand in August 1995. But people have assured me that
Mayer worked at the American Consulate in Udon Thani at the time. The consulate in Udon Thani closed in late 1995
- October, November or December. Mayer was gone by then.
I have several different biographical descriptions of Paul O. Mayer posted
over the years on the Internet by the State Department. Indeed, one claims he was in Chiang Mai in the summer of 1995. The
others put him in Udon Thani at the time.
I shall check further.
Could it be that Mayer went from Udon Thani to Chiang Mai before September of
Paul O. Mayer bio,
from a State Department website:
Paul Mayer is Deputy Consul General at the U.S. Consulate General in
Montréal. Prior to his arrival in September 2007, he was the Special Assistant
in the State Department’s Visa Office. He also served for one year as Senior Watch Officer in the Department’s
(2005-2006). Paul’s other diplomatic assignments have included service as Consul and First Secretary at the U.S. Embassy
in Tallinn, Estonia (2002-2005), Chief of American Citizen Services at the U.S. Embassy in Bangkok, Thailand (1998-2001),
and tours in Washington, Hong Kong, and northeast Thailand. Prior to joining the U.S. State Department in 1992, Paul was an
Associate at the Harvard Negotiation Project, where he taught and wrote on negotiation and international relations. He is
a 1988 graduate of Harvard College,
where he received an A.B. in Philosophy and was also captain of the track team. He is married and has a beautiful 4-year old
Birds of a feather flock together
A comment from Edward Levine, Toronto,
August 31, 2009:
Paul Mayer is a jerk.
Just read his speech on Raoul Wallenberg Day (http://www.rwallenberg-int.org/Events/Mayer.htm).
By the way, perhaps readers should know that Kofi Annan, when UN chief,
ignored complaints against UN personnel who were involved in pedophile and prostitution rings and the traffic in children.
He ignored also requests addressed directly and personally to him from the families of victims for his assistance in tracing
and recovering them.
Annan’s wife is a Wallenberg.
from Hector Printer, Phuket, Thailand, November 3, 2009
I remember Mayer.
He worked at the
American consulate in Chiang Mai in the mid-90s. Funny little guy. Ran around the consulate in his underwear. Even worked
the window in his underwear.
But who would have
thought he was a pedophile?
Message from John Antony, New York, December 11,
I caught an article about
another Raoul Wallenberg shin-dig attended by Mayer and Kofi Anan. There was even a photo of two together.
Somebody shoud check to
see if Mayer has any personal or professional connections to the Wallenbergs or Anan.
Mayer should have been tossed
out of the State Department long ago. Like Boyce and Furey. There were too many complaints. Somebody might be paving the way
for Mayer. I don't mean to suggest that the Wallenbergs or Annan are behind his overstay in government. Nonetheless,
it does seem odd.
have Mayer all wrong!
A comment by Ralph -------------, Boston, November 1, 2010:
If it's the same Paul Mayer I knew years ago you've got
him all wrong.
Mayer comes from an old Protestant German family in
Boston that has donated generously large sums to Harvard.
There is no way he could be a pedophile or involved in organized
crime, especially pimping and procuring children for the sex trade with Thai cops or the Siciian-American Mafia or the Chinese
He was captain of the college track team, for Christ's sake.
from Montri Thamachai, Udon Thani, Thailand, January 23, 2014
As far as I know, the Mayer family in Boston, to which Ralph
----- refers, and the State Department employee, Paul O. Mayer, are not related.
True, the Mayer family of Boston made large contributions
Paul Mayer went to Harvard. But he is a country boy from Kansas and a blue-collar type. He might be of Protestant German
ancestry. But how is it he speaks Estonian?
State Department photo
O. Mayer (2014)
back in Thailand
message from Marty Emerson, Nong Khai, Thailand, December 21, 2012
I saw Paul Mayer in Thailand
the other day. That was surprising. I thought he had been declared persona non grata. Somebody screwed up somewhere.
Or the diplomatic corps is being its usual obnoxious self. Somebody better do something.
message from F. Redford, Bangkok, February 11, 2013
Paul O. Mayer is currently
deputy chief of mission in Vientiane. In the absence of the ambassador he becomes the senior official at the embassy. Here is the recent State Department bio. I notice some mistakes in it.
Paul Mayer started
work as Deputy Chief of Mission at the U.S. Embassy in Vientiane, Laos in September 2012. Prior to his arrival in Laos,
Mr. Mayer served in Washington for two years as an Office Director in the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Intelligence
and Research. He was selected as the 2012 winner of the State Department’s Arnold Raphel Memorial Award for his
efforts in mentoring and developing subordinates.
Mr. Mayer previously
served as Deputy Consul General in Montréal (2007-2010), as Special Assistant in the State Department’s Visa Office
(2006-2007), and as a Senior Watch Officer in the Department’s Operations Center (2005-2006). Paul’s other
assignments include: Consul and First Secretary at the U.S. Embassy in Tallinn, Estonia (2002-2005), Consul and Chief of American
Citizen Services in Bangkok (1998-2001), and Staff Assistant in the Bureau of East Asian and Pacific Affairs (1997-1998). Paul
began his State Department career with two-year tours in Udorn, Thailand (1993-1995) and Hong Kong (1995-1997).
Prior to joining
the State Department in 1992, Mr. Mayer was an Associate at the Harvard Negotiation Project at Harvard Law School, where he
taught and wrote on negotiation and international relations, and was a two-time recipient of the Derek Bok Award for Excellence
in Teaching. He is a 1988 graduate of Harvard College, where he received an A.B. in Philosophy, was a DJ for WHRB-FM,
and was captain of the university track team with a PR of 10.64 seconds in the 100-meter dash. Mr. Mayer is a native
of Wichita, Kansas. He is married and is the father of a beautiful 9-year old daughter. His hobbies include aviation,
meteorology, and all aspects of American pop culture. He speaks Thai, Lao, French, and Estonian.
Here is the link:
Andrew Humphries, Udon Thani, Thailand, March 21, 2013
That is incredible.
I thought Mayer was
tossed out of the State Department.
No doubt, he is part
of a pedophile and prostitution ring trafficking in women and children in the State Department.
What is he doing in Laos?
He is probably with the CIA. I hope the Laotians are watching him closely. His old buddy Ralph Leo Boyce junior is still
. . .
Doin' da Jerk
You can see Paul
Mayer on You Tube:
This is a dumb as it
And they're stupid enough
to post it. They're probably drinking the water.
This is where your tax
No chance of winning
hearts and minds with this guy.
What are those Lao kids
doing there? Did somebody tell them it would get them to the U. S.?
They're better off sticking
to French. The best-looking women and the best-tasting food in Laos are at the French Embassy.
Why hang around the US
Embassy to rap with a bum?
D. W., Korat, Thailand,
October 15, 2013
Monte, Phanupong Khisri
Did consular officials work directly with
traffickers in women and children in all cases?
message from Joseph Otis, Los Angeles, December 12, 2010
This website makes reference to the Thai child Phanupong Khisri (also Khaisri).
His was a tragic case.
An organized prostitution ring smuggled Asian
prostitutes into the U. S. from Thailand. The prostitutes were accompanied by an escort, an Asian man. The couple claimed
to be married. The couple had a child with them that they claimed to be theirs. But all three were unrelated and they came
from different countries. They couldn't have been more obvious.
This child, Phanupong Khisri, was an infant,
rented by his mother in Chiang Mai to a criminal gang trafficking prostitutes to the U. S. in 2000. The gang had used this
child several times. He was even HIV-positive. How he became infected we should try to find out.
The smugglers were easy to detect. How
often does an unmarried and unrelated couple from Asia arrive in the US with an unrelated infant and screwy papers?
Gangsters are not necessarily geniuses. Generally, they commit crime, often in the open, however sloppy,
until stopped. That is how this gang operated. But they operated for some time.
This website points out that the consular service
of the American embassy in Bangkok was complicit in the smuggling operation. Indeed, at least one consul and at least one
consular assistant would have been involved in some way or another.
But it was an INS agent at the embassy who granted
the visias. That would mean that the consular service referred the gang to the INS. The gang might have operated through a
Thai lawyer, perhaps from one of the local law firms recommended by the American Embassy.
In Bangkok the consular section and the INS
office are on the same floor of the same building and next to one another. The consuls are (or should be) civil servants from
the foreign service of the State Department. The INS agents are civil servants with the Justice Department.
Both offices often employ local people as assistants.
Many are unqualified and even incompetent. It is easy to get employment at the embassy. All one needs is a contact. Thus,
many local wives and girlfriends and local expatriates get jobs at the embassy. The native employees are often blamed for
any wrong-doing when a visa scandal erupts.
The prostitute smuggling operation went smoothly
for a long time before an immigration official at LAX airport, going strictly by the book, probably because he wasn't part
of the network, exposed it. Why the operation was not exposed earlier should have been investigated. If immigrations records
have not been destroyed (they often are, or they are filed away in odd places) the operation can be exposed in full.
The case of Phanupong Khisri exposed the organized
criminal operation. But only part of the criminal network was accounted for.
Working hand in hand with the smugglers were
corrupt American consuls and INS agents in Bangkok. They were as guilty as the smugglers. In fact, they might have been more
involved with the criminal gangs and their operations than the public suspected. Some lawyers say that embassy officials have
much longer involvement in such crime than the locals.
Phanupong Khisri was just one of many innocent
Thai children used by international prostitution rings to smuggle Asian women out of Bangkok for prostitution in the U. S.
and to other countries. There were many, many more.
Of the Bangkok embassy officials mentioned on this site, the following were in Bangkok at the time:
Leslie V. Rowe, Paul O. Mayor, Jeffrey Schwenk, Roderick ("Rod") Gonzalez, and Charles Winterheiser. They certainly would
have known about the gang and its operations. They would have known also about El Monti. Don't think they didn't.
(Ed: El Monte was a concentration camp in California set up by an Asian gang in the 1990s to manufacture
goods using Thai women as laborers who were brought into the U. S. for the purpose but held captive in the camp for long periods.)
The Traffic in Women and Children from Thailand is
a Billion-Dollar Industry
A message from John Chiang, Chiang Mai, Thailand, February 27, 2013
What happened to the prostitute and her escort in this case?
Where was the woman to go once she arrived in the U.
S.? Who financed her trip? Who was she to work for? A Chinese gang? A CIA-State Department-Mafia
What about the escort? What happened to him?
Someone interfered with news reports about this case. Normally, something about the operations of the trafficking
gang or network on the U. S. side would
have been described in press reports. But someone obstructed routine reporting. Probably the U. S. government.
It is certain that the trafficking networks that provided women for prostitution and labor in concentration camps
in the U. S. operated with the complicity
of the State and Justice Departments and the CIA. The CIA is up to its ears in the procurement of prostitutes. Chinese gangs
and/or the Mafia were certainly involved.
more American consuls in Bangkok, both women, Alice C. Moore and Leslie V. Rowe, conspired to obstruct search and recovery
efforts in apparent complicity with the pedophile and prostitution ring
American Embassy officials in Bangkok implicated by official documentation:
Eugenia M. Sidereas, aide to R. E. Hecklinger ( http://webcache.googleusercontent.com/search?q=cache:shIa_0dcB_YJ:ask.depaul.edu/Students/MentoringandAdvice/ASK_Away_Archive.asp+Eugenia+M.+Sidereas,+U.+S.+Department+of+State,+biography&cd=3&hl=en&ct=clnk&gl=th&source=www.google.co.th );
D. Phillips, Ambassador's Office Management
secretary to L. V. Rowe;
Woodruff, acting head of American Citizen Services, mid-2001
Jeffrey Schwenk, consular
Roderick ("Rod") Gonzalez,
Yun, Economics Officer;
http://www.state.gov/p/eap/rls/ot/2010/146957.htm ; http://www.state.gov/r/pa/ei/biog/126177.htm
Timothy M. Scherer,
Daily, Political Officer.
In Washington, D.
Inspector General, State Department
In Paris, France:
_. _. Terjesen, State
We are trying to identify another
American woman who, along with Sidereas, was Hecklinger's top office aide.
This website is trying to identify the American State Department
official in Bangkok who planted an article in one of the two leading English-language daily newspapers in Bangkok
in December 2000 with the intention to urging Thai officials into pressing lese majeste charges against
the persons who were trying to rescue the Thai child who was trafficked to Belgium by Christopher Richard and co-conspirators.
it's true what they say about Dick Cheney . . .
Also, there have been numerous
reports that one of the above-mentioned, probably Winterheiser, was sent to Bangkok for the specific purpose of recruiting
and sending native male prostitutes to the U. S.
tip of the Iceberg
in Child Sex Trade Since 1978
from Jean Hervé, February 14, 2014
CIA Involved in Child Sex Trade Since 1978 on
Russia Today, Wednesday, December 30, 2009
This is just the tip of the iceberg.
Editor’s note, October 22, 2015:
provides a link to an interview with an American freelance journalist or blogger Wayne Madsen on the Russian TV programme
Russia Today (RT) in 2009.
Does Mr. Hervé know Wayne Madsen?
Around the time that Mr Madsen appeared on
Russia Today (2009), the webmaster of this site received an Internet alert for Ralph Boyce. Checking the alert, a website
in Mr Madsen’s name appeared. Boyce was American ambassador to Thailand at the time. He was widely unpopular and he
was forced out of the State Department when his term expired.
Among the numerous postings on Mr Madsen’s
website was the outlandish claim that the American Embassy in Bangkok had broken up a local pedophile ring. Boyce’s
photo was prominently displayed with the article.
Checking with contacts in the Thai police,
the Thai press and the American embassy in Bangkok, the story proved erroneous. There had been no such event. The story was
a complete fabrication. One could only guess at the source of the false claim and the motive for it.
Mr Madsen’s posting has the dubious
distinction of having been the only praise of Boyce during the latter’s term as ambassador.
Mr Madsen was contacted and questioned about
his posting about Boyce and the embassy. Mr Madsen promptly rewrote his article, correctly charging Boyce with collusion with
an international pedophile and prostitution ring in the traffic in children.
Mr Madsen said that he was concerned about
the behaviour of American government employees who visited Thailand and added that he was seeking a list of junketeers who
had made a recent trip to Thailand at government expense.
Make of it
what you will. But one must suspect that Mr Madsen is the wrong person to consider the behavior of State Department personnel
overseas, especially in Thailand. He did a dirty P. R. job for an American official who was complicit in the traffic
in women and children, the intimidation of witnesses and related official fraud. Mr Madsen should be investigated.
officials complicit in the illicit trade have gotten the local press and BBC radio to make similar phony claims for them in
It happened in Belgium
The American ambassador
In 2013, the American
ambassador to Belgium was accused by his security detail of soliciting sex from minors.
officials in Washington, D. C. tried to silence the press but the story got out anyway.
. . . U.S. Ambassador
to Belgium Howard Gutman was accused of routinely ditching his “protective security detail in order to solicit sexual
favors from both prostitutes and minor children,” in a nearby park according to an internal memo written by a chief
inspector general investigator . . .
Official State Department introduction (uploaded by US Embassy)
the little things that count
A message from
Frank Norman, Buriram, Thailand, March 5, 2015
consulate in Bangkok has had a complete surface overhaul.
I saw it
the other day for the first time in twenty years.
Americans are gone!
Filipino security guards are gone.
all the employees are Thais now. And everything is handled by Thais.
one American, a black, at the entrance, keeping the lines straight. But all the Caucasians are gone. Actually, I did see one
Caucasian, tucked away in the back of the consular section - a male, shorter than all the Thais - probably a consular official.
the counter, the consulate is just as dirty as it ever was. It's the same story. Maybe worse.
for a new passport. I was told I would get it in a week or so. I would be notified by phone or email. But I heard nothing
for a month. So, I called the consulate. It was ready, I was told. I could come in and pick it up. And when I did, I discovered
that it had been issued within 24 hours of my application. A full month earlier! Yet, I was never notified. And several days
later I got an email message from the consulate informing me that my passport was ready. But this was a trick email message,
backdated about two weeks.
Thais there today are just as bad as the Caucasians were. Or maybe it was that little Caucasian guy I saw.
So, it was another unpleasant experience. But I don't have to see these people more than once every ten years.
More selected comments
CIA operatives are double agents in the pay of foreign governments
A comment by Heinrich
Weyerman, New York, May 12, 2007:
There are several websites
that expose State Department personnel who are operatives of the Central Intelligence Agency.
It should be noted that
many persons joined the CIA while in college or when applying for a job with the federal government as a way of securing
a job. The CIA paved their way through college and through the ranks of the federal government. That explains why so many
incompetent and corrupt Americans are employed in the State Department. They are retained while many honest and capable
employees, who are not CIA operatives, are passed up or let go.
But there is more to it
than that. At one time, many State Department employees who were CIA operatives were also secretly working for the Russians.
Many found that advancing within the federal goverment required more than a CIA role or contact. Often enough, CIA operatives
in the State Department could not advance or secure a post unless they agreed to work for the Russians.
In every American embassy
there are State and Justice Department employees who got their jobs through the CIA. And among them there are those
who were planted there by foreign agents working in the CIA and State and Justice Departments to form a network working for
a particular foreign country.
It is, for example, possible
that Thomas Patrick Furey was an agent (in the pay of) of a terrorist organization and that he was placed at the embassy
in Saudi Arabia by members of that organization in the State Department and CIA.
in Washington should expose many State Department employees
A viaitor's comment, from
Patrick O'Hara, Udon Thani, Thailand, November 4, 2005:
It is true that many State Department
employees are also employees of the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA). But many State Department employees are also in the
employ of foreign governments.
When the Soviet Union crumbled some
years ago, the new Russian government sent all of the Soviet-era intelligence files - from the KGB - to Washington, D. C.
Translators have since discovered
that thousands of spies and traitors in the State Deparrtment betrayed America and Americans to Eastern European Communist
governments over the years.
It is likely that State Department
employees who have been identified as traitors and spies are still working for the State Department in overseas posts and,
no doubt, continuing to serve Americans's enemies.
Many State Department employees betray
America simply for the money. Others are blackmailed into spying for foreign governments. Many are caught but kept in their
jobs and used to pass misleading information (called "disinformation") to their foreign contact (but this can be a racket).
Hopefully, the Russian files that
are now in Washington, D. C. will be made public soon.
It is a safe bet that many American
ambassadors, consuls, vice-consuls, political and economic officers in Thailand worked not only for the CIA but spied for
foreign countries as well.
Patrick O'Hara, Udon Thani, Thailand
A message from Martin Helmsman, November 13, 2005:
If a consular official has taken hundreds of thousands of dollars, perhaps even millions, through
bribes from terrorists to issue them visas over the years, what has he done with the money?
What should investigators consider?
Is the consular official driving to work in a Rolls or a Ferrari? Has he bought real estate? Did
he buy a second home somewhere? Has he bought a yacht? Is his spending on his wife and children exceedingly high? Does he
keep a mistress? Does he go on expensive trips or vacations? Does he rent airplanes? Does he gamble in Las Vegas?
Does he visit Switzerland, where he might have a secret bank account? Does he visit the Caribbean, where he might have a secret
bank account? Can he account for the money in a proper and credible manner?
The answers to these questions should offer clues into the conduct of a consular official.
Martin Helmsman, Vancouver, B. C.
They sometimes do an odd job for someone
A comment from Kent Summerton of Chiang Mai, November 22,
There are many ways in which a consular official can make money
over and beyond his or her salary and bonuses.
Many consular officials run up big bills on State Department charge
accounts. Others pad personal expenses. Many do both.
Some resort to crime. Taking bribes under the table to
issue visas is one way to make money. In Bangkok, many Americans have complained that their efforts to help their Thai wives'
relatives go to the U. S. were blocked until they paid a local lawyer thousands of dollars to get the necessary
paperwork at the embassy processed.
Consular officials can also make money by joining international
smuggling operations. They can smuggle themselves by use of the diplomatic pouch, which is exempt from search by immigration
and custom officials, to smuggle commercial secrets, cash, antiques, drugs and pornography. Or they can issue visas to
smugglers, especially to traffic in women and children.
A few years ago, California immigration officials stumbled upon
an international prostitution ring that was run through Bangkok and trafficked Asian prostitutes into the US. The
immigration officials stopped a couple from Southeast Asia with an infant boy. The couple claimed to be married
and that the child was theirs. But the woman was a prostitute and she was to go to work in the US. The child had been procured
to an international prostitution ring by his mother, a Thai woman in Chiang Mai. The child had AIDS. The incident
was played up by the press. In fact, there are thousands of such cases that US immigration officials do not find out
about or that, for one reason or another, choose to ignore. The visas are provided by American consular officials.
Some consular officials conspire with local criminal gangs to
extort money from expatriate Americans. These gangs usually include local police officials.
Interestingly, quite a few consular officials are not career civil
servants. They are private citizens who get their jobs at the State Department through a contact, go abroad for a
single tour of two years, and then return to private life.
For more comments that are perhaps relevant to this
website, visit the on-line forum of one of Thailand's English-language daily newspapers, The Nation, in
Boyce's Recall Long Overdue:
Complicit in the Traffic in Children :
Who can you
trust in the dirty business of human trafficking? :
U. S. consul in Brussels conspire with an international pedophile and prostitution ring in the traffic in
women and children?
A letter from John Hermann, Brussels, September 12, 2013
Marc Dutroux-Michel Nihoul pedophile case broke in Belgium
in 1996, a scandal erupted and flared all over the country, netting a dozen or so politicians and high government officials
- judges, prosecutors, policemen
and even the King of the Belgians.
PM, Jean-Luc Dehaene, was eventually forced to resign. (And it looked very bad for the King too.) But while
still in office, Dehaene made some show of trying to correct a lamentable situation that had allowed a convicted
pedophile, Marc Dutroux, to go free and kidnap, sell and murder children.
to be in the employ of high Belgian government officials and industrialists to procure children to them through Michel Nihoul,
a politician, for ritual torture and murder at parties and there seemed to be some evidence of this.
The PM hired
a Belgian charlatan who claimed to be an expert on pedophilia, Geert Cappelaere, to conduct a study and make recommendations
to the cabinet. The PM thought this might look good. Cappelaere recommended the creation of a small national organization,
Assistance for Kidnapped and Missing Children, known by the acronym of H. O. V. K.
This organization opened offices
in several Belgian cities and was quickly exposed as a pedophile front and the source of many deliberately false reports
about kidnapped and trafficked children and fraud committed by corrupt officials in the pay of traffickers.
is stil around, buying postings at the UN and paying reporters for flattering accounts about himself. He seems to have some fiancial backers. But there is documentary
evidence of his conspiracy with international pedophile rings to traffic in children, commit fraud, and obstruct child
search and recovery efforts.
The Belgian PM, Dehaene, thought he could appease the public
by going to the American Embassy in Brussels and asking for help. Someone in the embassy referred him to a new organization,
or so-called "non-governmental organization"
(NGO), started just two years earlier, now known as the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC) in Virginia.
is that this "NGO", NCMEC, was started by a TV actor who hosted a crime series and was
in the hotel
business in Florida. A divorcee, he was suspected by the police in the murder of his
six-year-old son in 1981. (A notorious pedophile and serial killer, Jeffrey Dahmer, became a suspect many years after his
death in prison. Eventually, police pinned the murder on a long-dead drifter.)
to help search for missing children. But it was soon revealed to be a fraud. Its employees refused to consider many reports
and complaints. This "NGO" still exists and is even touted by the FBI and state police departments in the U. S. as the organization
to contact if your child is kidnapped or disappears - or "exploited" for prostitution or pornography.
Department, or the Belgian PM, Dehaene, invited employees of the new American organization, NCMEC, to Belgium. The NCMEC employees got together with State Department employees in Brussles
and members of the Belgian Justice Police (defunct). They rented an office in Brussels,
gave it the same name as the American organization and hired women of very questionable reputation
to staff it. NCMEC employees visited Belgium regularly.
and posters were pasted all over the Brussels office to make it look like an official
The Belgian organization was eventually called the European Center for Missing and Sexually Exploited Children (ECMSEC).
(In time, the name might be changed to "Sexploited".) It was given the nickname Child Focus,
of the Belgian organization, Child Focus, were soon caught conspiring with pedophile and prostitution rings,
traffickers in women and children and corrupt Belgian government officials in committing official fraud,
false reports and obstructing search efforts for victims. (One employee, Heidi De Pauw [pronounced De Piew] was particularly
notorious and is still with the organization.) These crimes are capital offenses in many countries.
of NCMEC in the U. S. refused to consider complaints from Americans in Belgium. Criminal conspiracy. All recorded and documented. The employees could
sit a long time in federal prison.
The American consul in Brussels at the time, Ted Halstead, was informed of the complicity of Child
Focus in the traffic in women and children and related official fraud and shown official documentary evidence. But Halstead
never informed anyone in the U. S. government,
NCMEC or other American NGOs, or the American police.
- --- --- -- --
in response from Tim Rawls, San Francsisco, December 13, 2013
In a message to your
website on September 12, 2013, John Hermann of Brussels recalls that the notorious American serial killer Jeffrey Dahmer
was a suspect in the murder of Adam Walsh.
I would like to know if
there is any evidence that Dahmer ever was a hired killer. Some people assumed he was.
I would like to know too
if John Walsh, father of Adam Walsh, had any ties to organized crime. After all, over the years, many people in Florida in
the movie business and hotel business have had ties to organized crime, often to prostitution.
What I'm getting
at is this: Was the murder of Adam Walsh in any way tied to business conflicts, or to organized crime, or to a gang war?
You make them sound like big shits!
from Sandy Hill, Los Angeles, November 4, 2010
Dear Mr. Blackstone,
I am glad to find
a website such as yours.
Few people realize
how low and dirty the employees of the American foreign service are today. I am not sure that they were always as perverse
and corrupt. In my own experience, I thought the caliber of foreign service personnel sank considerably in the early 1970s.
This was also generally the case with federal government employees everywhere.
This website, however,
might give readers the impression that Richard, Furey, Boyce, Itoh, Hecklinger, Johnson and Mayer were intelligence agents.
They are nothing of the sort. Whatever their academic and government credentials, they were little shits without any
intellectiual inclination whatsoever. If anything, they were paper shufflers posted as operatives to "indoor work". But I
cannot see how this could be so because they had such low IQs and they were generally irresponsible and unreliable.
Drop a dime on the
floor and they probably run for it. There is no doubt that they were very corrupt. Many native people deserving of visas
to the U. S. were denied them until they or their American guarantors could find the right lawyer in Bangkok to
make payment to the consul of a bribe of several thousand dollars. Meanwhile, they saw many local men and women who
in no way qualifiied for visas get them because they were prostitutes.
They caused trouble
whenever they saw an opportunity to do so, regardless of the possible consequences to others or to themselves.
Over the past 35
years I found many cables and messages signed by U. S. consuls complaining bitterly about American tourists. The cables were
complete lies and meant to mislead local officials. Many of these cables were posted on the bulletin boards of the consulates
of other countries. Others were shown to me by foreign officials. The U. S. consuls were, in effect, begging for the
arrests, incarceration and expulsion of American tourists. And for no good reason!
You find such ill-willed officials in all embassies of all
countries at one time or another. But the most are by far in American embassies and State Department offices in Washington,
D. C. There are always a couple dozen of them in an American embassy.
Why Boeing would ever hire Boyce I cannot imagine. Perhaps
we should take a look at the company. Perhaps it's gone down the drain.
Hiding behind a woman’s skirt?
Tripod blocking many websites
exposing pedophiles in Thailand
Are you aware that Lycos Tripod was purchased
by an Indian company, Ybrant Digital, last August?
Are you aware also that within the past
few months Lycos Tripod has blocked dozens of active websites that display the names and photos of missing children and expose
pedophile and prostitution rings and traffickers in women and children?
My website too, John Thomas Again,
has been blocked by Lycos Tripod since last December. The website exposed Thai mafias of entrenched old pro-Axis collaborationists
that control the law courts and legal representation in Thailand. These mafias employ Americans and Europeans to do their
According to Lycos Tripod, an American woman,
Jane Puranananda, objected to my website. Ms. Puranananda works for a shady law firm in Bangkok, Dej-Udom & Associates, owned
by Dej-Udom Krairat. She is also the English-speaking contact for the country’s legal assistance office, today called
the Lawyers Council of Thailand, also headed by Dej-Udom Krairat.
This law firm has represented Thai and foreign
gangsters operating international pedophile and prostitution rings and trafficking in women and children for illicit labor
and prostitution. The legal assistance offic e absolutely refuses to pursue cases against the traffic in children. The law
firm and legal assistance office have resorted to all sorts of dirty tricks to obstruct due process. Ms. Puranananda has done
her boss's bidding in this.
Evidently, Ms. Puranananda does not like being
Lycos Tripod is headquartered in Waltham,
Massachusetts. In that state there are numerous websites that post complaints from the public about lawyers. This is a great
service. Thailand has no such website. Lycos Tripod seems to be one company that is making sure of that.
Pedophiles or mafiosi might be running
Lycos Tripod operations with mafias in small Third World countries to cover criminal operations and delay exposure.
If a loved one went missing in Thailand,
consider asking the FBI to question Dej-Udom Krairat and Jane Puranananda the next time they fly to the U. S. Any law enforcement
agency can contact me. I will be more than happy to provide evidence and produce witnesses.
The FBI might want to question Lycos Tripod
John ("Jack") Thomas, Jr., New York,
New York, January 19, 2011
Lycos Tripod unblocked the website, John
Thomas, on January 29, 2011. The site can be viewed at: http://johnthomasagain.tripod.com/
A message from Vance Lewin, Bermuda, January 31, 2011
I read the correspondence between Lycos Tripod and John Thomas.
It is on the John Thomas website.
Frankly, I think Lycos Tripod personnel in Waltham were bribed by Puranananda or her boss, Dej-Udom Krairat, or someone acting for them,
to block the website.
Will Dej-Udom Krairat try to get a court order to block the website?
What judge in the U. S. would do that
for him? There would have to be an investigation first. Krairat does not want that. An investigation will uncover many things
and lead to the arrests of Krairat and Puranananda and others for any number of things.
Krairat and Puranananda are counting on forming a conspiracy with
U. S. officials, perhaps with the CIA,
against the public good. They might try to get to American officials with prostitution and pedophilia.
Additional message from
Vance Lewin, March 19, 2015:
I should add that my own wesbite account with Lycos Tripod was
blocked too. One website described misconduct by Jane Puranananda in Thailand. There are many Americans who are
in Thailand just to cause trouble - for Americans, local natives, anyone. Purananada is a
cancer in Thailand. Start with her association with the nootorious Thai publisher River Books in River City in Bangkok.
There is not a bigger producer of trash in the world than River Books. One can only conclude that Puranananda is
is Jane Purananada really?
from Saul Stein, New York City, January 9, 2012
I have read many articles and websites about this elderly American woman in Bangkok over the
years. Lots of facts. Many photos. Purananada is the surname of her Thai husband. Nowhere has there ever been mention
of her maiden name. That looks very awkward. And nobody in Bangkok seems to known what it is. Of course, no one cares.
can be no doubt that Jane Puranananda has deliberately kept her maiden name hidden. Why?
She has very Slavic facial features.
She went to Barnard College in the 1979s or 1980s. Somebody asked me if she was Jewish or Italian. Frankly, I have no
idea. But I would like to know her maiden name.
Really wanna know?
A comment by Prasert na Ayuttaya,
New York City, January 12, 2014
Puranananda was born around 1950.
She’s the daughter of an American chemical company executive. Her husband's name is Chami Puranananda. He is half-Thai
and half-German and grew up in Switizerland. They met in New York around 1970. He was studying engineering at Columbia U.
She was at Barnard. She has been in Thailand since the mid-1980s. They have two daughters.
went to work for Dej-Udom Krairat, in the latter's private law firm in Bangkok, in 1992.
are cheated by lawyers in Thailand. If they have a good case, their lawyers often go over to the other side for more pay or
for a deal of some kind. Their case is tossed out. Sometimes they wind up in jail - or worse.
lawyers assigned to them by the Law Society of Thailand (today called the Lawyers Council of Thailand), a private legal aid
group, also headed by Dej-Udom Krairat, often do the same thing.
about lawyers to the Law Society seldom, if ever, accomplish anything. And complaints to Dej-Udom, made directly to his private
law firm in Bangkok, are seldom, if ever, acknowledged.
complainants, referred to Dej-Udom’s office by the Law Society (Lawyers’ Council), are given the run-around by
Jane Puranananda and efforts to hire the firm’s lawyers and translators are thwarted (the lawyer and translator will
not show up in court). (She cannot deny that! I have heard recorded telephone conversations and read the transcripts.)
in Thailand ask their embassies to recommend a law firm, Dej-Udom's firm often tops the list. That is because Jane Puranananda
put it there.
believe Dej-Udom Krairat is behind the blockage of many websites that expose corrupt Thai officials.
is the company's lawyer in Thailand?
message from Wattana Na Nakhon, Bangkok, April 2, 2014
need to know if Lycos Tripod or Ybrant Digital have any dealings with the law firm of Dej-Udom Krairat in Bangkok.
If so, that would explain the blockage
of Lycos Tripod websites posted from Thailand.
foreign company doing business is Thailand must hire a local lawyer. If Lycos Tripod or Ybrant Digital have any business
in Bangkok they must have a Thai lawyer.
their lawyer is Dej-Udom then we know why Lycos Tripod has been blocking websites that expose the local associates of the
pedophile and prostitution rings trafficking in women and children.
Jane Puranananda might be the go-between.
But blocking a
website because it exposes a lawyer's clients is not legal in the U. S. or Thailand without a court order.
know of several persons working for foreign Internet companies who visit Bangkok periodically to make or collect illicit payments
to or from local officials.
military dictator does not need a court order
a lawyer to kiss his ass
from Jack Calloway, Lincoln, Nebraska, October 10, 2014
In the two
days before the Thai army declared martial law on May 24, 2014, the names of two Thai lawyers appeared in the local press.
They had not been heard from in some time. One of those lawyers was Dej-Udom Krairat. The other was another like him
- a crook who has been around far too long. They make frequent payments to the local press to publicize them.
Something was up and, believe it or not, I sensed a coup on the way. The two lawyers were trying to position themselves
in a way that would allow them to take advantage of a military dictatorship.
In the days
leading up to the previous coup d'etat, in 2006, and the days following that coup, the same lawyers appeared in the press
and they were up to the same thing.
and other lawyers in private practice or government were probably behind the blockage of many private websites that exposedf
them and their cronies in 2006. They made private business deals
with the coup leaders. Thus, they did not need a court order. So the sites were blocked by the army.
however, there have been far fewer blockages. Up to now, anyway. I am sure there have been some but I have not read of any.
I have heard complaints that the junta is obsessed with pornography and repeatedly blocks pornographic sites but the blockage
is random and haphazard.
FBI, Defense Department plant spies in Internet companies
A message from Benito Neri, Washington, D. C., April 25, 2014
CIA and the State Department run international pedophile and prostitution rings and traffic in women and children.
FBI and CIA have infiltrated every Internet company in the world. It is possible that their plant(s) at Lycos Tripod blocked
the website accounts that expose State Department officials who are complicit in pedophile and prostitution rings and the
traffic in women and children on their orders.
an old story
personnel and the smuggling of antiquities
message from H. Rollins, Bangkok, Oct. 10, 2013
theft of cultural artefacts from Thailand is blatant and widespread.
foreign service officials are very much involved. They make no attemot to hide their theft of antiquities. They
boast about it. They show off their collections.
interesting thing is that these foreign service officials often use Thais to get the artefacts or smuggle them out of
the country. Often, the Thais work for the embassy and carry the diplomatic pouch.
Bangkok Post there is an article about the disappearance of many artefacts from a famous archeological site
in Udon Thani and their return by the American foreign service officials who stole them or by their children.
Americans return Ban Chiang artefacts -
Five Americans have returned 76 Ban Chiang artefacts which went missing from Udon
Thani years ago.
I would like to know how they got the artefacts.
artefacts back where they belong -
looted from archeological sites have been returned thanks to the painstaking efforts of Thai and US authorities
Post, Spectrum Section, Sunday, October 26, 2014
history of theft and recovery
about stolen antiquities
from Dawee Thorani, Bangkok, November 20, 2014
There is another article in the Bangkok Post
today, November 20, about artefacts stolen from Thailand. It's on page 4. US returns more than 500 looted antiquities.
It notes that the U. S. Attorney General (which means
the FBI too) has conducted a seven-year investigation and returned some 7,000 artefacts from the U. S. to 30 different countries.
The great bulk of these antiquities were looted by American
embassy and consular officials and Americans employed by the US government, like the CIA, in those countries.
Many had been sold to museums. Others were found in private collections by descendants of the theives and smugglers.
Of course, locals, like Thais, sold them to the
Americans. The Americans smuggled them out.
It is still going on. Same people.
Just to mention a few
Some local co-conspirators
Bad cops, Thai and foreign, in Thailand
Kerkpong Pookpuyura (Kriekphong
(Belgian federal police liaison, Belgian Embassy, Bangkok)
visitor's comment, on February 10, 2005, from:
name: Roger Heinz
Dear Mr. Blackstone,
I refer to your comment that Christopher Richard, who was head of the American Citizens Section at the American Consulate
in Bangkok in 1995 and 1996, conspired with Thai officials to obstruct an investigation into the trafficking of the child
to Belgium by an international pedophile ring that included American, Belgian and Thai officials.
I recall reading an article in the past year that identified one of the Thai officials as Amarin Niemsakul (pronounced
"Nim-sa-koon"), a major general in the Thai police who was commander of the Foreign Affairs Division in 1995 and 1996. He
conspired with Richard to obstruct an investigation of the case by his office. His reward was a posting in Washington, D.
C., as Thailand's Interpol representative.
Amarin is now a lieutenant general in the Thai police and chief of the Thai immigration police.
Amarin could be identified as a major crime figure, or certainly as a public official who is in collusion with drug
traffickers and traffickers in women and children, in the region.
(There is a Niemsakul in Chiang Mai who is involved in sending Thai nurses to New Zealand. As far as I know, this
woman is a relative of Amarin and this is one of the reasons why some Thai nurses have not signed on.)
Indeed, some of the American, Belgian and Thai officials complicit in the child trafficking case, like Ralph Boyce
and Amarin Niemsakul, are still around -
and in positions where they can further obstruct investigations and recovery efforts.
name: Henry Lund, Los Angeles, California
comment: July 14, 2005
According to an article on page two of the Bangkok Post
this morning, July 14, 2005, the Thai police official, Amarin Niemsakul, who was mentioned by one of this website's visitors
(above), has been removed from his post as commissioner of the immigration office for alleged "widespread corruption" and
the office's "poor performance".
The article added that Amarin is to be transferred to the post
of acting commissioner of the Police Forensic Science Bureau. This must be a mistake. Transferring a policemen for alleged
corruption from one post to another post can spread corruption. Amarin should be transferred to an inactive post. Short of
prosecution or dismissal, that is the usual procedure.
Henry Lund, Los Angeles, California
Amarin Niemsakul, Commander of Foreign Affairs Division, Royal Thai Police, 1995-
There were more cops involved.
A comment from Jethro Ullman of Bangkok, October 31, 2005:
I recall that there were other Thai policemen who conspired in
the trafficking of a Thai child from Thailand to pedophiles in Belgium in August and September 1995: Pol. Lt.-Gen. Kiattisak
Prapabat, Commander of the Immigration Bureau; and his office assistant, Pol. Capt. Saopak Chaosuan (policewoman); and Pol.
Maj. Jongsak Yamlamoon, Tourist Police, Pattaya.
Pol. Maj.-Gen. Amarin became involved later, in the following year,
by conspiring to obstruct an investigation into the matter and obstruct efforts to trace the child.
Pol. Lt.-Gen. Kiattisak and Pol. Capt. Saopak were roundly criticized
for their conduct. In an effort to salvage his reputation shortly afterward, Pol. Lt.-Gen. Kiattisak ordered the
Immigration Bureau to launch a crackdown on pedophiles in Pattaya. The Thai press publicized the order. In fact,
however, it was just false publicity meant to rescue Pol. Lt.-Gen. Kiattisak.
Pol. Maj. Jongsak of the Tourist Police in Pattaya helped the traffickers
evade attempts to protect the child. Pol. Maj. Jomgsak was roundly condemned for his complicity in the case. Later, to save
his reputation, he used a contact in Pattaya with the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) to publicize his involvement
in an arrest of pedophiles in Pattaya. News of the arrest were broadcast worldwide.
Ed. note: Some point out that Pol. Lt.-Gen. Kiattisak's
daughter married an American and operated a travel agency in Pattaya.
More Dirty Cops
Pol. Col. Kerkpong Pookpooyoorah
Inspector, Foreign Affairs Division
Royal Thai Polixce
Belgian Federal Police
Liaison, Belgian Enbassy, Bangkok
Traffickers, Procurers and Murderers
from James C. Greene, Bangkok, January 20, 2006
There were more cops involved in this case than mentioned
So many, in fact,
that one quickly realizes that Thais are inately perverse or extremeley dependent on the traffic in women and children.
It's both, actually.
According to some
reports, Thailand reaps more from the traffic in women than it does the traffic in narcotics. Some of the cops were
in contact with the American Embassy in Bangkok. It's no secret that the embassy has vested interets in both
other policeman at the Foreign Affairs Division of the Thai police, like Pol. Col. Kerkpong Pookpooyoorah (Ed: also spelled
Kriekphong Phukprayoon). He went on to command the Immigration Bureau where he was caught taking a huge bribe from a
notorious Indian gangster. This caused a scandal in the press.
There were at least
three national police chiefs involved, too.
James C. Greene
Col. Kerkpong Pookpooyoorah (also spelled Kriekphong Phukprayoon), an aide to the commander of the Foreign Affairs Division,
was promoted to the rank of Pol. Maj. Gen. and made head of the Immigration Bureau in late 2000. He was immediately
caught acepting a bribe of 25 million baht ($600,000) to allow an Indian gangster to escape Thailand. Yet, he retained his
was Kriekphong's conspiracy with pedophiles?
A comment from Ralph
Wacski, Chonburi, Thailand, January 23, 2009:
Did Pol. Col. Kerkpong (Kriekpong) acept a bribe
from the Belgians in Bangkok to ignore requests to recover a Thai trafficking victim in Belgium? Was he bribed
to intimidate witnesses in Thailand?
American Consul in Bangkok conspired with Thai cops to obstruct recovery of
trafficking victim and to intimidate witnesses
A comment from (name
withheld upon request), March 4, 2009:
One comment to this website suggests that Belgian
police representatives in Thailand are in conspiracy with the Thai police to traffic women and children to Belgium.
That may be true, but so are American embassy
officials. Hundreds, perhaps thousands, of Thai prostitutes are sent abroad by American consular officials in Bangkok
every year. Sometimes, children are trafficked along with the prostitutes. Some of the prostitutes go to work for the Cosa
Nostra in the U. S.
Some American consular officials
in Bangkok are in frequent contact with officials of the Foreign Affairs Division of the Thai police. Paul O. Mayer, mentioned
on this website, worked for the consular section in Thailand for some ten years before leaving in 2002. Mayer, who worked
with Christopher Richard and Thomas Furey, was, like them, determined to thwart search and recovery efforts for
traffciking victims. Mayor was often in contact with Pol. Col. Kriekphong
Phukprayoon when the latter was at the Foreign Affairs Division of the Thai police. He
probably conpsired with Kriekphong to intimidate witnesses.
I thought they
were free-lancers, working out of the home or using the office . . .
prostitutes in the U. S. working for La Cosa Nostra?
A comment by Sal Terrasini,
Los Angeles, California, March 10, 2009:
Maybe some of them do. But
I know from personal experience that many of the prostitutes that are trafficked to the U. S. with the complictity of American
Embassy personnel in Bangkok go to work for Thai gangs in the U. S. These are usually Chinese gangs that operate in both Thailand
and the U. S. They fix the consular personnel. They fix the immigration officials. The girls go to work for these gangs once
they're in the U. S.
Who are these
gangsters? Some of them are ex-Thai cops living in the U. S. Some of them were once high government officials in Thailand.
In every Thai community in the world there are gangs trafficking in prostitutes and narcotics. Some have contacts with the
Yakuza. Some have contacts with La Cosa Nostra. Many Thai prostitutes in the U. S. work in joints
run by mafiosi.
A message from Jack
Conti, Phuket, December 23, 2004
Wasn't Allaert a spy for an Italian millionaire
or an Italian company? He dropped by a club for Italians in Pattaya sometimes. There were some odd stories about goings-on
Ed.'s note (September 21, 2007):
Pol. Col. Kriekphong Phukprayoon's
superior at the time was the Commander of the Foreign Affairs Division (FAD), Pol. Maj.-Gen. Watcharapol Prasarnrajkit (พล.ต.ท.วัชรพล ประสารราชกิจ). Watcharapol was intransigent during the search for a child who had been trafficked abroad. (Gen.
Watcharapol was the Thai police's top spokesman in 2007 and 2008.)
Maj.-Gen. Watcharapol Prasarnrajkit
Commander of the Foreign Affairs Division (FAD)
The current FAD Commander, Pol. Maj. Gen.
Visanu (Pisanu, Visanu) Prasattongosoth (ปราสาททองโอสถ), and his deputy, Pol.
Col. Nakul Kolkich, are notorious for their persisitent obstruction of search efforts for trafficking victims over
Nathathorn Prousoonthorn (or Nathathorn Prousoontorn / พันตำรวจเอก
High aide and deputy executive director, International
Law Enforcement Academy (ILEA), Bangkok
recently, another Thai policeman, Pol. Col. Nathathorn Prousoonthorn (alternatively, Nattachorn Parohsoonthorn or Nathathorn Prousoontorn)
(พันตำรวจเอก ณัฐธร เพราะสุนทร),
deputy executive director of the International Law Enforcement Academy (ILEA) in Bangkok and a high aide to the current
national police chief, Pol. Gen. Seripisut Temiyawet, conspired with other Thai (and perhaps also American) officials to obtruct
search efforts. Pol. Gen. Seripisut himself appears to have compromised efforts to trace the victim.
International Law Enforcement Academies
(ILEAs) were created in 1995. There are five ILEAs: Roswell, New Mexico; Gabarone,
Botswana; San Salvador, El Salavador; Budapest, Hungary; and Bangkok, Thailand. They are run by the State
Department's Bureau for International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs (INL) and its Bureau of Diplomatic Security (DS).
A full listing of Thai policemen complicit in
the crime will be posted here shortly.
Thai cops have deals with by co-conspirators
Message from Pierre Jappes, Bangkok, August 21, 2008:
Are you aware that at a time when it was difficult for Thais to
get a visa, some of the Thai cops mentioned on this site traveled frequently to the US?
Others are resident there!
Several have family ties to the US. The daughter of one of the
cops mentioned here, I think it's Kiattisak Prapabat or Kerkpong Pookpuyura, both former top immigration chiefs, married
an American and runs a travel agency in Pattaya. It's off Soi Bokhao somewhere. Some Thai prostitutes use the agency to get to the US.
Pedophile Ring in Antwerp & Pattaya
places where sexual deviants operate in the open . . . and the cops are wierd . . .
Guillaume "Jimmy the
Belgian" Vogeleer, part-owner of The Airborne Legion Bar on Soi Post Office, Pattaya, Thailand, 1992 - 9
Florimond De Loose
part-owner of Auto Afbraak Flor
Womelgem, Antwerp, Belgium
Message from Frans Hausmann of Pattaya, Thailand, January 23, 2005
the pedophile scandal at the American Embassy in Bangkok:
The efforts to protect the Thai child mentioned by Mr. Blackstone were obstructed
by a pedophile and prostitution ring based in Antwerp, Belgium,
and Pattaya, Thailand.
This gang procured women and children to American and Belgian officials in Thailand, including local embassy personnel.
One member of the gang was
a well-known Belgian hit-man and sub-contract killer, jewel thief and con-man, Guillaume Vogeleer, originally from Brussels,
who owned a bar in Pattaya called the “Airborne Legion Bar”, which was registered in his Thai wife’s name.
Vogeleer, who used the name “Jimmy the Belgian”, and his wife’s family had long ties to prostitution.
hung around the “Madrid Bar” on Pat Pong, Bangkok
go-go bar strip, for many years. He procured girls and children and peddled stolen gems to expatriates in Thailand, in particular employees of the American and Belgian embassies and other missions
Vogeleer led efforts to bribe Thai welfare
and immigration officials to withdraw an official protective order preventing the child’s mother from taking him out
of the country.
To cover up later, Vogeleer and the Belgian ambassador threw a party to celebrate Belgian National
Day at the Pattaya Orphanage and donated rice to the orphanage.
Another member of the pedophile and prostitution gang
was Florimond (“Flor”) De Loose, part owner of a car junkyard in Wommelgem, a suburb of Antwerp. In the early and mid-nineties, De Loose hung out often at the “Ketelja”,
the most notorious bar in Antwerp’s red-light district.
Vogeleer died in 1999 (he drank himself to death), his wife sold the “Airborne Legion Bar” to De Loose, who renamed
it “De Ster”. The bar is registered in the name De Loose’s Thai wife, Prayoon (“Tim“) Sinchoo.
Belgian policemen on vacation and Belgian officials from Bangkok
Sinchoo planned fraudulent registrations of the child, to be perpetrated in Belgium,
before immigration officials in Thailand
withdrew the order to keep him in the country.
There is no honor among thieves. What about
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Subject: visitor's comment
name: Ltc. Sunthon Pornthip
comment, on July 2, 2005:
We want inform that Frans Hausmann is under investigation for many
illegal activities in Thailand.
Ed.: A check with the Thai
armed forces and the Royal Thai Police has thus far failed to turn up a soldier or a policeman by the name of Sunthorn Pornthip
anywhere in Thailand. Perhaps it will be possible to locate the computer that transmitted the above message and perhaps the
A visitor's comment, from Frans Hausmann, in reply to the above, on July 17, 2005:
The comment about me in an email message to your website is false and the dirty work of a well-known criminal gang
of Belgians and Thais, which includes Belgian and Thai policemen, who traffic in women and children, in Antwerp, Brussels,
Bangkok and Pattaya. They procure children to pedophiles and women to pimps. They can account for the disappearances of numerous
Thais abroad over the years. The many government and non-governmental agencies that claim to be working for the protection
of women and children actually work for the traffickers. Otherwise this scum would be in jail like Michel Nihoul and Marc
Ed.: Frans Hausmann lives in Antwerp. He has long opposed legalized prostitution and its open pursuit in tourist spots in Belgium. In an additional comment, Mr. Hausmann laments: "Families
with young children on visits to the famous Napoleonic battle field, Waterloo, which is a national tourist spot in Belgium,
walk through the quiet center of the tiny village nearby where they are exposed to almost fully-naked prostitutes sitting
in big department store-size ground floor windows, at mid-day. There are similar spots in Antwerp."
Thai Cops moonlighting as hitmen
Comment by Calvin Denwort, Pattaya, March 5, 2008:
Regarding the comment of Ltc. Sunthon Pornthip:
This comment was probably sent by a crank, most likely
a Thai friend of Vogeleer or, more likely, Vogeleer's widow.
It could also have come from a pedophile who hangs
around some of the Belgian establishments in Pattaya.
Is this guy a Thai cop?
The Lao wife of Guillaume Vogeleer had several sisters who also
operated bars in Pattaya. I heard that they knew Thai policemen who moonlighted as hitmen. Vogeleer was known to the
local Belgian and French communities as a contact for local hitmen and, it was said, they could have someone eliminated through
him. If that is so, he could have used his wife's family to contract killings.
A comment by
Jack Salerno, January 26, 2005:
Guillaume Vogeleer, a Belgian
expatriate in Thailand who went by the nickname of "Jimmy", spent a lot of time at the Madrid Bar on Pat Pong in
Bangkok in the 1980's. But I seem to recall that he was the manager of the bar.
by Jean-Francois Costa of Belgium, March 6, 2006:
It was my impression
that Guillaume Vogeleer, a Belgian who frequented the Madrid Bar in the 1980s, was employed by the owner or manager of
the bar as a bouncer. That might sound odd considering that he was barely over five feet tall. But I saw him rough
up some customers a couple of times and toss them out.
by Vittorio Paulini in Pattaya, February 11, 2006
Guillaume (“Jimmy the Belgian”) Vogeleer was
closest to another Belgian, Guy Moreau. Moreau was a sort of older brother to Vogeleer.
Moreau was from the city of Charleroix in southern Belgium. Vogeleer was
from around Brussels.
Vogeleer met Moreau in the Congo, where Moreau's family lived, when Vogeleer
was sent with the Belgian army to protect Belgian inhabitants in 1965.
Vogeleer followed Moreau to Thailand in the 1970s, where Moreau settled
Vogeleer worked as a mercenary, body guard, contract-killer, pimp
and procurer. He also dealt in gems, often stolen.
In the 1980s, Vogeleer hung out in bars in Bangkok's bar district, Pat Pong. Like many Frenchman,
Belgians and Thais who had been in the army, Vogeleer was a big fan of older American ex-CIA paramilitary men who had stayed
on in Thailand after American forces pulled out of Indo-China and Thailand in 1975.
Moreau lived in Pattaya for many years, in the 1980s and 1990s, where
he worked as a manager, cook and bartender in numerous French and Belgian bars and restaurants. He also worked as a translator
of English, French and Flemish.
When Vogeleer moved to Pattaya from Bangkok in 1992 and opened his Airborne Legion Bar
there, Moreau was the cook and bartender and also the actual manager.
Moreau “vanished” soon after Vogeleer’s death
A visitor's comment from
Aert Tiebout, Bangkok, September 17, 2006:
Interesting to read about
Guy Moreau and Guillaume Vogeleer after all these years.
They were both thieves.
Moreau was once fired from
his job at a hotel in Pattaya for stealing guests' valuables from the hotel safe.
Vogeleer stole gems, often
on the border, and sold them at discount to certain people to ingratiate himself with them.
inquiry about the above sent by Francis H. in Cannes, France by email, June 12, 2008:
What was the name of the hotel in Pattaya that
fired Moreau for stealing guests' valuables from the hotel safe?
to the above from Aert Tiebout, March 15, 2010:
The hotel was the Welkom In. It is still there,
in North Pattaya, on Soi 3 between Beach Road 1 and Beach Road 2. It's about half-way down the block.
The small hotel was once a rest house for employees
of a Japanese firm in Bangkok. It was sold to a Flemish Belgian in 1987 and he opened a hotel and bar there. He
sold it later in the year to a French Belgian.
Moreau went to work as a cook for the hotel's
restaurant, when the second owner took over. The owner - and others - caught Moreau stealing from the safe. The owner
fired him. I don't think the police were called in or victims notified.
A visitor's comment from Neil Dampier in Pattaya, September 16, 2006:
I recall that Guillaume Vogeleer opened a small bar, occupying one unit, in Soi Yamato in Pattaya in 1992. He had
a partner, a little Frenchman or Corsican, by the name of Patrick, who had been a clerk in the French Foreign Legion. The
bar, called the Airborne Legion bar, derived its name from the Belgian army paratroopers which Vogeleer joined in
the mid-1960s and the French Foreign Legion.
Guy Moreau, from southern Belgium, was the cook and bartender.
The bar moved around the block to Soi Post Office a year or two later. It occupied one unit. The bar expanded to
two units in 1996.
Vogeleer’s French partner opened his own bar on Soi Post Office, with Moreau as bartender, in 1995. An erratic
character, Vogeleer's partner, Patrick, absconded in the late 1990s, leaving large debts and employees unpaid.
Vogeleer’s Thai wife, a Lao woman from northeastern Thailand,
and her sisters ran bars that employed bargirls about Pattaya for several years. They might still be around but I haven’t
seen them in some time.
Where are you now?
Message from M. B., November 24, 2011
I'm not sure that Vogeleer's Thai wife was a Lao as Mr. Dampier claims. I thought she was a Khmer. She certainly
looked like one. Dark brown skin. Coordinated. But you get Laos like that too.
sought to use Belgian Embassy and the Pattaya Orphanage to cover pedophile and prostitution ring
A comment from Lou
Pettaci, Bangkok, October 25, 2006:
Dear Mr. Blackstone,
I recall the child trafficking case mentioned
on your website. I lived in Pattaya in the 1990s.
Reading an editor's comment
on this website about Guillaume Vogeleer's background, I was reminded of the child trafficking case (which happened)
I recalled that Vogeleer, to cover
up the pedophile and prostitution ring that traficked the child, claimed to represent the Belgian Embassy in an official
capacity. He tried to make the claim stick
by runnig notices (to that effect) in the local newspapers for several years (subsequently).
Vogeleer also organized a visit
to the Pattaya Orphanage in the following year, 1996, with local Belgians and Frenchmen of questionable backgrounds
and interests, to celeberate Belgian National Day (July 21). They got in by offereing free rice to the orphanage.
The directors of the orphanage were present and supervised the party. The Belgian ambassador was invited and was present,
although he might not have been aware of Vogeleer's motives. The party was publicized in the press. It was
a one-time event, however. Vogeleer thought it had served his purpose.
Notorious bar has a new name
Comment by Bart Millard, Pattaya, June 30, 2006:
The bar, "De Ster", owned by Florimond De Loose of Antwerp,
Belgium, and Prayoon "Tim" Sinchoo of Ubon Rajatani, on Soi Post Office in Pattaya, changed its name recently to "De Star".
Ster in Dutch means star in English. For some reason, the owner changed the name to "Star".
The bar is still a hang-out for Belgian cops.
Was Vogeleer an imposter?
comment from Nick Fife of Bangkok (email: firstname.lastname@example.org), April 14, 2005:
I refer to an obituary about Jack
Shirley, a former CIA agent who lived in Bangkok and passed away in 2002, by a journalist, Richard S. Erlich, who writes for
the Washington Times.
Shirley set up a paramilitary training
camp in Udon Thani for the CIA in the early 1970s, to train Laos and Thais in guerrilla warfare before sending them into Laos.
The camp was closed in 1975 when the US pulled out of Indo-China.
I understand that Shirley created
the paramilitary Thai Border (ed.: Patrol) Police. The Border (ed.: Patrol) Police joined the Thai military
in annual exercises at the naval base at Sattahip earlier this year (ed.: April 2, 2005), marking the first time
the Thai Border (ed.: Patrol) police was involved in Thai military training exercises.
According to Mr. Erlich,
Shirley hung out at the Madrid Bar on Pat Pong Lane in Bangkok after his retirement from the CIA. Many
believed the bar to be a hangout for CIA men. Shirley owned a bar nearby, also on Pat Pong, which was frequented by mercenaries,
spooks, bounty hunters, journalists, photographers, and curious US embassy personnel.
I saw Shirley once at the Madrid
Bar at one of the monthly local Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) meetings. A few of his old friends from the days of the war
in Laos - expatriate Americans living in Udon Thani - were also present. A Belgian, Guillaume Vogeleer, who was also called
"Jimmy the Belgian", came to the meeting, too, but he was not an American veteran, nor had he been associated with the American
government or the American war in Indo-China.
Nick Fife, Bangkok
(1) James William (Bill) Lair, a CIA agent, was sent to Thailand in 1950 and, as Thailand's
CIA base chief, set up the Thai Police Aerial Reinforcement Unit (PARU). Jack Shirley was Lair's deputy and worked
with PARU for a time. Jack Shirley also
had a role in the Thai Border Patrol Police (BPP) in the early 1950s. Jack Shirley often got together with old friends at the Madrid Bar.
response to the comment by Nick Fife (see above):
comment from Kym Ryan, August 29, 2006
I used to frequent The Madrid in Patpong. Rick Menard's Grand Prix,
and Tiger Ryberg's Lucy's Tiger Den as well. I am a former member of VFW China Post One.
The statement, by Nick Fife in
reference to Col. Vogeleer (awarded Maj Gen rank on completion of all duties) that "A Belgian, Guillaume Vogeleer, who was
also called "Jimmy the Belgian", came to the meeting, too, but he was not an American veteran, nor had he been associated
with the American government or the American war in Indo-China." clearly demonstrates that Mr.
Fife has no knowledge of Vogeleer's wartime activities whatsoever
Ed. note: A letter, signed Ltc. Jim Duvall (ret.), sent to an English-language tabloid newspaper in
Pattaya, the Pattaya Mail, August 12 - 19, 2004, was attached to the comment:: http://www.pattayamail.com/576/letters.shtml
A reply to the comment of Kym Ryan (above) from
Richard Kane (for Nick Fife), December 16, 2006:
In a visitor's comment sent to this website on August
29, 2006, Kym Ryan identified himself as a former member of the VFW China Post One. He claimed to have been familiar with
bar scene. He made several remarks, as if speaking with knowledge and authority, and attached an item published in a small
English-language tabloid in Thailand several
years ago to support his remarks.
Doing some checking, I learned that Mr. Ryan was an American who
joined the VFW post out of a bar in Bangkok long ago
and stopped paying his dues after one year.
A small article (Ed: a letter to the editors) in a local
tabloid (Ed.: Pattaya Mail, http://www.pattayamail.com/576/letters.shtml ), about
two years old (Ed.: 2004), which Mr. Ryan attached to his comment, was signed by another person, Jim Duvall, with
the abbreviation, "Ltc", indicating the military rank of an army lieutenant colonel, preceding the name.
The U. S. Veterans Administration (VA) and the American Legion have no
record for Ltc. Jim Duvall, or anyone by that name (or possible variations of it) anywhere. Also, persons in
Thailand (and elsewhere) who would know
him and about a military unit that he claimed to represent replied that they had never heard of him or the unit.
The first name "Jim" is probably a nickname.
Numerous details in the attached tabloid article (Ed.: a letter)
appeared to be erroneous. For example, the article (Ed.: letter) mentioned a particular "military assistance" unit
in Thailand but I could find no official
or credible record of it. There are several dubious websites about it, with vague details, that appear to have been
posted by crackpots. The tabloid article (Ed.: the letter) implied official American government involvement. If such
a unit existed it was not an American unit.
On November 22 and 27, I received email messages from Jim Duvall,
in response to my inqueries about this particular unit. He claimed that the unit had been a Royal
Thai army "unit with NATO advisors". I asked him for more specific details about the unit. Above all, I wanted to know if it was involved with the American government in any way. Duvall did not
reply. (Ed.: A leading military intelligence analyst believes that such a unit, if it ever existed, could
only have been a C. I. A. unit.)
There are all sorts of kooks, boasting and recounting
false stories and making claims of involvement in CIA operations, in bars in Thailand. Without proper
documentary confirmation of the details mentioned in the tabloid article (Ed.: letter), I can only assume that it
was planted for dubious reasons.
One should remember that to make false claims to be (or to have been) in
the U. S. military is a criminal offense.
An email message, March 21, 2007
Ryan mentions "wartime activities". He is talking about Guillaume Vogeleer and the Americans in Southeast Asia.
was not in Southeast Asia during the Vietnam War (1945 - 1975). The Americans closed up shop in 1975. So, any wartime activities
in Southeast Asia after that could not involve Americans.
B. Jones, St. Louis, Mo.
A comment from -----------------------,
Thailand, June 11, 2007
have lived in Thailand for more than fifty
years. I’ve traveled about the region. I am familiar with the entire length of Thailand’s borders. I saw a lot of the border areas in the late 1970s and
early 1980s. I am familiar with the Thai police and armed forces.
never heard of Guillaume Vogeleer (or a "Jimmy the Belgian") or any of the outfits that he is supposed to have belonged to
that were mentioned in the tabloid notice. I can assure you, I would have known about them if they were relevant.
of those outfits, which I suspect to be a joke, never answers mail or telephone calls, and never responds to email inquiries.
do recall hearing about a Belgian mercenary in the early 1980's hanging around some of the bars in the Patpong bar district
of Bangkok. Apparently, he was a friend of some American ex-CIA agents - but they were all
notorious drinkers and bull-shitters. No one took anything they said seriously. He claimed - or others
claimed on his behalf - that he had done all sorts of things on the Thai border. I found only
French mercenaries on the border involved in training and combat.
Some of these bull-shitters, or others like them, especially in bars, were involved in the narcotics trade
and tried to cover up with talk of helping insurgents and refugees and even by making small donations to charities, like orphanages.
Identifying the Odd Balls
A message from David T. Byrd, Dublin,
Ireland, July 31, 2009
I read the postings on this website about the Belgian, Guillaume Vogeleer.
I saw Vogeleer once, many years ago, on Soi Pat Pong, Bangkok’s red-light district.
He was not someone you could pick out from the crowd. He was shorter
than most Thais. He kept to himself. He frequented bars that were favorites of American army veterans and seemed to be friends
with American ex-CIA agents in Thailand.
When I asked about Vogeleer somebody gave him a big build-up. He was an ex-mercenary. He was a general in the Thai army. He
was well-connected. He could sub-contract killings and kidnappings and arrange drug deals, gem deals, and smuggle anything
through personnel of numerous local embassies, etc. He was also a body-guard for movie stars.
I didn’t believe any of it, of course.
In 2004, someone
by the name of Jim Duvall sent a letter of tribute about Vogeleer, who died in 1999, to the Pattaya Mail (Vol. XII No. 33 - Thursday August 12 - August 19, 2004; http://www.pattayamail.com/576/letters.shtml).
lived in Asia from the 1960s to the 1980s.
I traveled through Laos with
the Laotian Resistance several times in the years after the communist take-
over in December 1975. The Resistance
was composed of Laotians living in small refugee camps in Thailand along the border. They operated clandestinely, often without
the support of the CIA or Thai military.
I met journalists
and ex-military men across the Thai border with the Burmese, Cambodian, Laotian and Vietnamese Resistance. I ran into Thai
army intelligence officers many times - but on the Thai side of the border.
I never saw Vogeleer or Duvall or ever heard of them.
Much, much later, however, I heard a number of things about Vogeleer,
but they did not check out.
In his letter to the Pattaya Mail,
Duvall claimed to be a “lieutenant colonel”. He claimed also that Vogeleer was “a
commander of the 1st Detachment (Airborne) Thailand (Project “Freedom Fighters Forces”)”, “a life
member of US Special Operations Association,” and that Vogeleer had been “assigned to different commands like
ISOC, Royal Thai Special Forces, Border Rangers” by the Thai army.
The ISOC is an acronym for the
Thai army's Internal Security Operations Command (ISOC) which secretly rounded up and killed suspected leftists in Thailand
during the 1970s and 1980s.
Recently, I came across a website for the 1st Detachment (Airborne) Thailand
(Project “Freedom Fighters Forces”); www.geocities.com/Pentagon/Quarters/5166//). It is a very inexpert posting by an uneducated
Because Vogeleer is the only person mentioned on this website, it gives the impression that its information is false and
that it was posted for dubious reasons, perhaps in response to Mr. Blackstone’s website.
There are several photos on this “1st Detachment”
website (http://www.geocities.com/Pentagon/Quarters/5166/images.htm) that I would like to
One photo caption identifies several
men and women in uniform as “Officers of the 1st Detachment (Abn) Don Muang RTAFB”. There are one or two Caucasian males in the photo. Who are
they? Can anyone in the photo be identified?
David T. Byrd
Portsmouth, New Hampshire
P. S.: I don't believe the story
that Vogeleer was a Thai citizen or a general in the Thai army. And so what if he was?
Thai army generals are a dime a dozen. Most
of them never see combat. Every Tom, Dick and Harry married to a Thai woman has a Thai army general for a father-in-law.
Talk to American veterans of the Vietnam War. The ones who fought. Many of them had a
low opinion of Thai soldiers during Vietnam. After the Vietnam War, there were a lot of Thai soldiers worshipping Nazis
- always the sign of a loser.
The best Thai soldiers
are the marines.
by D. N., Honolulu, Hawaii, December 1, 2013
There's a book
out, called In Buddha's Company - Thai Soldiers in the Vietnam War, written by Richard Ruth and put out by a Thai
publisher last year. I have no idea who he is. But it gives some figures. From 1965 to 1972, 37,644 Thai military personnel
were sent to South Vietnam. Thailand kept an 11,000-man division in South Vietnam from July 1968 to the end of 1971, making
it the third largest foreign force in the country after the U. S. and South Korea. The official Thai total of Thai soldiers
dead is 539. Thai army dead: 532; navy: 5; air force: 2.
Thai soldiers were
in Laos too. There were also many Thai mercenaries in Laos. But that's another story.
Ellis Island a-go-go
There’s always the Legion
Vogeleer was a fraudster
So were his pals.
End of story! Over and out!
A comment by Marcel Minerve, New Orleans, September 20, 2010
Recently someone sent me an email message about Guillaume Vogeleer. With the
message was an attachment. The attachment was a document downloaded from a website posted in 2007. The document was a 1983
American Legion China Post # 1 membership roster
( www.chinapost1.org/2007/M/1983MemberRoster.pdf ).
Why was this roster posted on the Internet? There was no explanation.
But I did notice something odd about the document. Vogeleer was listed as a
member of China Post # 1. How could that be? American Legion regulations stipulate that only Americans who served America
honorably in particular conflicts in specific periods are eligible for membership. Vogeleer did not qualify in any respect.
Vogeleer performed Belgian army service in the Congo in the 1960s as a paratrooper. Later, he claimed to be a mercenary. In the
early 1980s he hung around one of Bangkok’s red-light
districts, Pat Pong. He frequented bars that were hang-outs for American VFW and American Legion members, self-styled mercenaries,
journalists, thieves, pimps, drug dealers and prostitutes and hangers-on.
How did he get himself made a member of the American Legion? He must have presented
false credentials. And, more than likely, he did so with the complicity of a Legion member (perhaps Kym Ryan or Jim Duvall).
An acquaintance is checking now to see if Vogeleer ever applied for any benefits
that he could claim through membership in the American Legion.
You must remember that the American veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) and the
American Legion are two different organizations.
When Vogeleer opened a bar in Pattaya in 1992, he called it the Airborne
Legion Bar. Some people thought that the name Airborne came from Vogeleer’s Belgian army service and the
name Legion from his partner in the bar, a Frenchman who was a career desk clerk in the French Foreign Legion.
But Vogeleer meant something else. He meant the American Legion.
Where did the Airborne part of the name come from? Vogeleer and some
of his pals long claimed that he was once the commander of a Thai army unit made up of mercenaries called the 1st
Detachment (Airborne) Thailand (Project “Freedom Fighters Forces”) that went into Laos to do something or other
after the Americans pulled out of Indo-China in 1975. That accounts for the Airborne part.
The U. S.
armed forces have no record of this unit. Neither do the Thais.
China Post # 1 calls itself the "post in exile" "for soldiers of fortune".
Vogeleer claimed to have been a mercenary but, again, he did not serve
American interests in the specified periods.
Vogeleer never qualified for membership in the American Legion.
Whoever posted the 1983 American Legion China Post # 1 membership roster
over the Internet probably meant to back an empty boast that Vogeleer fought for the Americans in Vietnam.
The China Post # 1 commander, Alfred Platt, has not been answering
inquiries about it. He's probably embarrassed.
The fact is that Vogeleer was not trusted by Americans. He was a dark, sullen,
shifty character. Another dirty Belgian trying to sneak in and cause some trouble, stab some unsuspecting American in the
For the history of China Post One, see:
For the rules and regulations of membership
in the American Legion, see: http://www.legion.org/join
Quoting from the Legion's website:
Eligibility Requirements for American Legion Membership
If you are currently on active duty,
serving the United States honorably,
anywhere in the world, or have served honorably during any of the following eligible war eras, we invite you to become a member
of The American Legion.
April 6, 1917 to Nov. 11, 1918 (World War I)
7, 1941 to Dec. 31, 1946 (World War II)
25, 1950 to Jan. 31, 1955 (Korean War)
28, 1961 to May 7, 1975 (Vietnam War)
24, 1982 to July 31, 1984 (Lebanon / Grenada)
20, 1989 to Jan. 31, 1990 (Panama)
Aug. 2, 1990 to today (Gulf
War / War On Terrorism)
One has to have served honorably in one of the five U. S. military services - U. S. Army, U. S. Air Force, U. S. Navy, U. S. Marines or U. S. Coast Guard.
Fetch a girl, maybe a boy, buy the guys drinks
- and you're in!
comment by John Keller of Boston, Mass., November 14, 2010:
had been my impression too that only Americans could join the American Legion.
I recently received an email message from Michele Steinmetz, assistant
director of Internal Affairs & Membership of the American Legion, stating that each Legion post has its own membership
"One who is not an
American citizen who served honorably on federal active duty with any of the five United
States Armed Forces during one of the eligibility periods .. . . . . would be eligible for membership in the American Legion. Each post is the judge of its
own members, and how they choose to accept members would be outlined in their respective Post Constitution and By-laws."
Vogeleer was already a member
in 1983. So, you would have to see the China Post # 1 regulations before that year to understand how Vogeleer
became a member, especially since he did not serve US interests at the specified times.
Since Mr. Platt isn't cooperating, I sent
an inquiry to the director of the Legion's Internal Affairs, Jack Querfeld, . He replied:
post of the American Legion shall be the judge of its own membership, subject to the restrictions of the National Department
and Post Constitution and By-Laws. If eligibility is questioned it should be submitted in writing to the post outlining the
reasons and the individual is required to show cause to the post."
old VFW member in Bangkok recalls that Vogeleer was reputed to have many
contacts. Perhaps Vogeleer got
membership in the Legion by supplying prostitutes and drugs to VFW and American Legion members who frequented Bangkok's
red-light district and putting them in touch with hired gunmen.
the national headquarters is to review
membership it will see that he did not qualify according to regulations.
are many known social deviants who have been members of the Legion. So being a small-time gangster or pedophile
or procurer of children to pedophile rings might not be sufficient grounds for expulsion from the Legion.
need a program to know what's going on.
Comment from Sean Kelly of Bangkok, May 30, 2005:
What is the truth about
the CIA in Bangkok? Is there a CIA hang-out in Bangkok? There probably is. There are probably several.
One place that is touted
as a "CIA haunt" is in the Sukumvit Soi 22 area. But this area is not one where a curiosity seeker or tourist would
want to become known as a regular. The area is overrun by prostitutes, homosexuals, pedophiles, foreign cops, and Thai
undercover cops. (The latter are usually looking for foreigners who have overstayed their visas and foreigners rumored
to be drug dealers.) There are also employees of local foreign embassies selling documents of all sorts.
Sean Kelly, Bangkok
A comment by Marty Davison, Baton Rouge, Louisiana, May 3, 2010
Road Soi 22 in Bangkok a CIA hang-out?
there was a bar in Washington Square there that was
a hang-out for American Legion China Post One members for many years. Its owner, who was once a partner of the real Col. Kurtz
in Laos, passed away a couple of years
I think you can still sample Cajun cuisine in the square.
something? They're all Dems.
message from Phil Hauser, Phoenix,
Arizona, April 21, 2011
you ever notice?
the American embassy and consulate employees, all the local expat informants on the paroll, all the guys in the bars at the
VFW and American Legion meetings - they're all Democrats.
the local American guys in the CIA, DEA, FBI and with the American cops in some way - they're Democrats.
remember only one Republican among them - he ran a small American restaurant upcountry.
He's a juicer
is Florimond De Loose?
A comment from a Belgian expatriate in Thailand, August 1, 2006:
I have read with great interest this website.
As a retired government official from
living on a pension now in Thailand, I
was particularly interested in comments about the Belgian pedophile ring. While there are some details about Guillaume
Vogeleer, owner of the old Airborne Legion Bar on Soi Post Office in Pattaya, there
are almost no remarks about Florimond De Loose, the Flemish Belgian from Antwerp who bought the bar from
Vogeleer's Thai widow in 1999 and renamed it De Ster and later again to De Star.
De Loose (his nickname is "Flor") is part-owner of an auto junkyard,
"Auto Afbraak Flor", in Wommelgem, a northern suburb of Antwerp.
For years De Loose, who is very fat and has a protruding beer
belly, caroused the bars and brothels of Antwerp, including the
lowest and most notorious dive in Antwerp's red
light district. I saw him in Antwerp in the company of off-duty Belgian policemen. I heard that they had some dealings together.
The bar in Pattaya, De Star, is managed by De Loose's
wife, Prayoon ("Tim") Sinchoo, an ex-prostitute from the city of Ubon Ratchathani in northeastern
Thailand, although she is absent most
of the time. De Loose met Prayoon in the late 1980s or early 1990s, on one of his binges in Pattaya, while Prayoon
worked as a bargirl on Soi Yamato, the first lane north of Soi Post Office. De Loose was desperate to get married
and, walking into the bar and seeing Prayoon, he immediately pulled out of his shirt pocket Baht 200,000 to 300,000 in
cash (Ed.: at the time about US$8,000 to US$12,000) and offered it to her on the spot if she married him.
De Loose visits Thailand
two or three times a year, usually during school holidays. He visits Pattaya and Phuket.
The bar, the De Star, is a hang-out for
prostitutes, pimps and pedophiles, mostly from Belgium.
Belgian cops on vacation frequent the bar too.
Name withheld upon request, Chonburi, Thailand, August 1, 2006.
De Loose in
See his website: http://www.delooseflor.be/
De Loose Flor BVBA
Broekdam Noord 29
Aannemer - ruwbouwerken
Sleutel op de deur
De Loose Flor bvba
Broekdam Noord 29
if he didn't come from Belgium?
messages from Jacques Maudoux and Jean Hervé in Belgium, June and July 2012:
in Belgium and I would like to have more information about
"Jimmy the Belgian" and Florimond De Loose.
Do you have more information about them? Do you know at least the names of some of their friends?
The real name of "Jimmy the Belgian" was Guillaume Vogeleer, born in 1937. He came from
Les Marolles, a popular part of Brussels.
He was with the Belgian military but became a mercenary and was with the well-known Bob Denard,
first in the Congo with other Belgian
and French mercenaries. He took part in Operation Ommergang in the Congo.
He went to Thailand and had several "go-go" bars in Bangkok
I found his surname in relation
to a kidnapping of a Mr. Atsao (with Mitsui) several years ago.
He said he worked "from time to time" for the CIA. He was a friend of ------------------------------.
The attached picture of Vogeleer with two other persons from Soldier of Fortune
magazine was found on the Internet. One of them is --------------- . Who is the other person? This could
I can give you more information. I would like to send you pictures.
I searched for Vogeleer on the Internet and found your
This is very interesting and disturbing. I would like to have more information about these criminal cases
as I realize nothing appeared in Belgian newspapers so far.
Of course, the allegations should be based on concrete evidence. Articles from your well-known website
(Webmaster: The following is a copy of an advertisement, with internet links, that was
attached to the above message. One link on the page leads to a brief excerpt of a video about Vogeleer.)
"Colonel Jimmy" - Portrait of a Belgian Mercenary
From his beautiful Bangkok villa, the chief
of the "volunteer forces" against guerrilla infiltration on the Laotian border relates his turbulent career with the Belgian
army during Congo independence and as a bodyguard of president Allende in Chili. We follow him in his latest battle against
Jimmy le Belge
La vie d'un mercenaire belge retiré
Réalisation : Marc Hoogsteyns
Documentaire - Belgique - Durée
: 26 minutes - Betacam SP - Année de production : 1992
Version originale - Sous-titres
: français ou anglais
Synopsis :La vie d'un mercenaire
belge retiré en Thaïlande.
Réalisation : Marc Hoogsteyns -
Image : Dany Elsen - Son : Ludo Poppe - Montage : Olivier Van Malderghem - Mixage : neant
Production(s) : Belgische Radio
en Televisie (BRTN) & CBA
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Email message from Marco Salvatori of Chonburi, Thailand to the webmaster about the above message,
July 16, 2012
"Jimmy the Belgian". Guillaume Vogeleer?
Would you believe there are Internet forums about this guy?
One look at him and you knew you could never trust him.
was a lowly, dirty two-faced coward. A sneaky sexual deviant. He might have
conned a few priests, young adventurers and natives but almost all the people he hung out with in Thailand were pretty wierd.
Jail bait. Troublemakers.
is a notorious place. All sorts of foreigners on the lam. Social deviants and criminals of every kind. Child killers, hit-men,
traitors, deserters, war criminals, spies, homosexuals, pedophiles. You name it. But they live openly and freely. This is
gradually changing due to the influx of the Russian middle class that is drawn to the country's sandy beaches.
Vogeleer was born in Forest (Vorst), a municipality in Brussels,
in 1937. He lived in Les Marolles (De Marollen) in Brussels.
The Internet link (mentioned by Maudoux and Hervé in the message above) leads to a page that
includes a brief excerpt from a Belgian video about Vogeleer.
In the excerpt, Vogeleer is in a khaki uniform, seated behind
a desk, apparently in an office. He is loading a hand-gun and speaking French. He says he hates Communists. He claims
he is known to the enemy and thus must take precautions. The rest is unclear. Edited into the scene are clips of uniformed
soldiers of some Asian resistance group filing through the forest.
The producers want 20 Euros to let you see the whole thing.
"Put your money where your mouth is." Upload it on You Tube so we can see it.
Thailand was once full of alcoholic middle-age government pensioners
sitting around in bars, often drunk, and bawling out stories. There were always some who claimed to have worked with the CIA
or DEA or FBI and done all sorts of things. And there were lots of idiots who wanted to believe them. Their stories didn't
add up. No one could take them too seriously.
I'm willing to believe Vogeleer was with the Belgian army in
the Congo at the time of Operation Ommegang in 1964. Maybe he kicked around Africa and Latin America trying to be a mercenary.
But that's all. He was certainly not the "chief of a Laotian resistance army".
If Vogeleer was ever a bodyguard for a South American president,
somebody made a big mistake. What is the point of making such a claim? It should be easy to check it out.
Some claim that Vogeleer assassinated a South American president,
presumably the one he was supposed to guard. That's really dumb. If anything, it's probably an old Mexican police report.
The federales often bust kids and charge them with plotting the assassination of the president of Mexico. Their parents
have to pay to get them out of jail.
Some claim Vogeleer was a famous movie star's bodyguard. But
that is probably because her husband, a French businessman, dined out too much.
What Vogeleer might have been for a while, if anything, is a
guard on a hacienda. And he would have been just one of many.
On the webpage mentioned above, there appears to be what could
be a video box jacket. The writing on it is in English and French. It claims that Vogeleer was leading an anti-communist
resistance army on the Thai-Laotian border. The film
was released in 1992. At the time Vogeleer was in Pattaya.
ever entered a Laotian resistance camp, somebody really slipped up.
the past six or seven decades, many westerners - soldiers, doctors, nurses, teachers,