"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, Thailandf, 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.
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.
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
Congress should investigate Boyce again.
forced Boyce's ouster from the State Department. Now they should force his ouster from Boeing.
there is talk in Washington, D. C., of summoning Boyce to Washington to answer questions about his employment by Boeing in
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.
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 the war.
why Thailand is such a mess today. He's traced IJA Colonel Suzuki Keiji to
the Philippines. He's found the Yamashita hoarde too.
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
am a treasure hunter.
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. Wierdos publishing
biographies about famous deceased persons, stealing material from others . . .
The book did not mention the Japanese war criminal Suzuki or Adm. Yamashita's
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 his visitors vacationing clowns from the US government.
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.
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
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
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?
There's 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: http://www.namebase.org/xful/Thomas-Patrick-Furey.html
". . . 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
website: http://www.namebase.org/sources/FQ.html :
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 unclassified
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.
- - - -
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, he advised that the only way to protect the child was
be to get the support of the headman of the township in which the child lived. The headman, however, was uncooperative.
Through false reports, Christopher Richard, head of American Citizens
Services at the embassy in Bangkok at the time, persuaded Thai welfare and police officials
to traffic the child to Belgium.
Mayer replaced Richard as chief of the American Citizens Section in
1997 and remained in the post to 2001. During that time he conspired with Thai police officers and the child's traffickers
at the embassy to obstruct search and recovery efforts for the child. He also tried to cover up the crime.
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?
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.
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.)
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.
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 Bangkok,
Boyce's Recall Long Overdue:
in the Traffic in Children :
Who can you trust
in the dirty business of human trafficking? :
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
Dear Mr. Blackstone,
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.
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
Kidnappers, Traffickers, Procurers and Murderers
A comment 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
How extensive 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 . . .
Thai 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.
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
are two places where sexual deviants operate in the open . . . the cops are wierd themselves . . .
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 pedophiles?
Another visitor's comment:
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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 sender, too.
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 Dutroux.
Ed.: Frans Hausmann
was wounded and permanently disabled in the Second World War. His wife is a Vietnamese refugee. They live in Antwerp
with Mr. Hausmann's daughter and son-in-law, an American Air Force officer.
Their grandson owns a jewelry business in Antwerp. They spend
part of each year in Pattaya. Mr. Hausmann writes occasional articles. 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 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
When Vogeleer moved to Pattaya from Bangkok in 1992 and opened his Airborne Legion Bar,
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?
A 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.
(2) The BPP joined the military exercises in response
to prolonged and growing violence in three southern provinces of Thailand that are inhabited almost entirely by Jawi-language
speaking Malay Muslims. The violence, which has claimed some 3000 lives in three years, stems from age-old resentment
by much of the local population of the Thai Buddhist officials from Bangkok in the area. To allay fears that the United States
government could be drawn into the conflict and persuaded to send troops into the area to back up Thai forces already there,
officials in Washington, D. C., have stressed that the problems in the southern provinces are not an international matter.
(3) In fact, 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 a particular American Legion Post, VFW China Post One. He claimed to have been familiar
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 American Legion 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
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 he claimed to represent replied that they had never heard of him or the unit.
The first name "Jim" is probably a nickname. The surname Duvall is of French
origin; he could be a Frenchman. It is unlikely that he is British or German. It is most likely that he is a Belgian.
Numerous details in the attached tabloid article (Ed.: 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.: 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.
A comment from -----------------------,
Thailand, June 11, 2007
I 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.
I 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
One of those outfits, which I suspect to be a joke, never answers mail or telephone calls, and never
responds to email inquiries.
I 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,
Identifying the Odd Balls for Vogeleer
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 of the crowd. He was shorter than
most Thais. He seemed to keep to himself. He frequented the bars that were favorites of American army veterans and seemed
to be friends with some 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 arrange contract killings, kidnappings, 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
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 individual. 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.
Following tips from employees of American consulates
in Thailand; Burmese insurgents along the border; and computer experts
at Google, Yahoo and Microsoft, I traced this website to a semi-literate pedophile in his late fifties from California.
I tracked this individual to Pattaya and then to
Mae Hong Son, where he had a reputation as the town nut. He imagined himself a Col. Kurtz and the mastermind behind anti-communist
operations in Asia. He sounded like a drifter. He seemed to be living off a U. S. army pension or collecting welfare payments in California.
Eventually, I traced dozens of odd-ball websites,
all about resistance fighters in Asia, to this one individual. Many of the photos on his
websites are obviously doctored. (A few other persons, most likely in the U. S.
or Thailand, are probably behind the posting
of similar websites.)
He is in occasional contact with American military
and CIA personnel in Thailand, apparently
as an informer, but I suspect that this really involves a pedophile and male prostitution ring. That would explain the undue
fascination in Vogeleer.
It is doubtful that
Duval is a real name or that there is such a person.
There are several photos on this “1st Detachment” website (http://www.geocities.com/Pentagon/Quarters/5166/images.htm) that
I would like to identify.
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
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
late 1970s and 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.
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
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)
Dec. 7, 1941 to Dec. 31, 1946 (World
June 25, 1950 to Jan. 31, 1955 (Korean
Feb. 28, 1961 to May 7, 1975 (Vietnam
Aug. 24, 1982 to July 31, 1984 (Lebanon / Grenada)
Dec. 20, 1989 to Jan. 31, 1990 (Panama)
Aug. 2, 1990 to today (Gulf
War / War On Terrorism)
Ed: 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!
A comment by John Keller of Boston, Mass., November 14, 2010:
It 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 underworld contacts. Perhpas
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 Vogeleer's membership it will see that he did not qualify according to regulations.
are mnay 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.
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
Voir le film en entier (Professionnels
Suivre ce lien
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page d'erreur si vous n'êtes pas identifiés ou si vous n'avez pas reçu l'autorisation de visionner les films par le WIP ou
le CBA. Merci de nous contacter pour obtenir cette autorisation.
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." Download 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. A lot of 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.
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. But at the time Vogeleer was in Pattaya. The video is
probably from the 1980s.
ever entered a Laotian resistance camp, somebody really slipped up.
the past six or seven decades, many westerners - soldiers, doctors, nurses, teachers, journalists
- have lived with the Burmese, Cambodian or the Laotian resistance for extended periods. Everybody
wants to be like "Pop" Buell. To help the resistance and refugees, one has to have considerable modern military or medical
expertise and experience or access to supplies.
is highly unlikely that Vogeleer actually led a resistance army himself. It is unlikely too that he had anything to do with
its operations. In Laos, the resistance hunted Vietnamese
soldiers and civilians and killed them in raids and ambushes. They
didn't need any foreign advisors to do that. Resistance armies on rare occasions took visiting C.
I. A. agents and journalists with them on patrols. A few hours, perhaps a day or so. Usually a one-time thing. On
very rare occasions, journalists accompanied a resistance army for several weeks. There were a few times when journalists
accompanied a resistance army for many months, or up to half a year.
probably knew one or two people associated with a resistance group in some way and this was enough to allow him to bring visiting
Belgian photographers to a border camp.
Laotians should be able to confirm or deny the claims made about Vogeleer and give the facts.
might have been the model for the sinister character ”Dutch Mike” in one of the spy novels of Gérard de Villiers,
SAS - Croisade en Birmanie.
It is unlikely also that Vogeleer ever accompanied Thai gunmen from I. S. O. C.
who frequently summarily executed suspected Thai communists in Thailand.
Vogeleer did not own a go-go bar in Pattaya. He owned a tiny
bar. He opened it in 1992. It had a cook, a menu and served food. It doubled in size four years later and added a small guesthouse.
It never employed go-go dancers - or even bar girls. The patrons were never numerous. Usually middle-age
alcoholics and young punks without girls. After Vogeleer's death in 1999 his native wife sold the bar to a Flemish Belgian
from Antwerp, Florimond De Loose, or, actually, to De Loose's Thai wife, Prayoon ("Tim") Sinchoo, of Ubon Ratchathani. After
that, there were a few bar-girls in it.
De Loose was part of the Pattaya prostitution scene. He and
his wife trafficked Thai women and children to Belgium for pedophilia and prostitution. In that way, he became a local
hanger-on. As far as I know, he (his wife) no longer owns Vogeleer's old bar.
Some claim Vogeleer died from AIDS. That is unlikely. He ignored
doctors' warnings to stop drinking and eventually his liver failed. You can check with the morgue at national police headquarters
at Pathumwan in Bangkok if you really want to know.
claim Vogeleer was one of the killers of dozens of people in supermarkets around Brussels in the 1980s. Who can tell
us? Some of the killers are known. It is believed that the killers were state policemen or gunmen hired by the state police.
The Gendarmerie Nationale Rijkswacht often behaved like a criminal gang and many Belgians wanted to abolish it. So gangs of thugs wearing hoods
and carrying machine-guns entered supermarkets, locked the doors, rounded up the employees and patrons and executed them.
This happened several times. The state police intended this terrorism to be a warning of what it could do. Eventually,
however, in 2001, the state police was abolished.
Was Vogeleer involved in the kidnapping of
a Japanese businessman? That’s a new one. I never heard that before. Expatriates in Thailand often claimed he could
arrange a kidnapping or a murder. Ask the Japanese police.
credit cards accepted
the Johnny Rocco Resort and Spa
And go for a swim
Who are these kids Herve and Maudoux? What
do they want? Looking for a father? Really!
Luigi Di Cefalu, Pattaya,
August 20, 2012
What of the victim?
A Comment from Ian McEachern, Chiang Mai, September 19, 2005:
I have read with great interest the above article by Mr. Blackstone and the numerous comments from
readers posted below it.
The trafficking and procurement of a young child to prostitutes, homesexuals and pedophiles is a
What happened to the child that American embassy officials in Bangkok conspired to traffic and procure
to a pedophile ring?
Is the child is still alive?
Ian McEachern, Chiang Mai
Was the CIA directly involved in trafficking the child to Belgium
or in covering up the crime?
A comment by John Redding, February 2, 2006
Was the Thai child in Thailand trafficked to pedophiles in Belgium by the Central Intelligence Agency (C. I.
A.)? In other words, are Christopher Richard , Thomas Patrick Furey and Ralph Leo Boyce C. I. A. operatives in the State
Did the C. I. A., through operatives in the State Department, also try to cover up the matter? Indeed, at least
one State Department employee, _. Terjesen, and others tried to cover up the crime in subsequent years. Were they, too, C.
I. A. operatives?
The U. S. Senate should look into this matter.
John Martinson Redding
Washington, D. C.
A Comment from Jeffrey Blithe of Toronto, Canada, April
In a comment to this website on February 2, 2006 John
Martinson Redding asked what happened to the child - the victim of traffickers in children and procurers
of children to pedophiles.
I too would like to know what happened to the child. Is he still
alive? I would like to know what happened to the child's traffickers. Have any of them been brought to justice?
Ralph Lee Boyce, jr. is still American ambassador to Thailand. How can that be when his guilt is clear?
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Is the child alive?
A comment by Georg De Hoof, Antwerp, October 1, 2006:
The child's relatives in Thailand know nothing about the
child. Their most recent information is more than two years old. Thais in Belgium claim to know nothing about the
child. There have been various disturbing reports about the child that the family has not been able to confirm.
There is a strong chance that the child is dead and,
also, that he has been dead for some time. The child could have been permanently crippled. The Belgian and Thai officials
contacted by the family, and friends on the family's behalf, have refused to answer inquiries into the child's fate and requests
for help in their search. Surprisingly, hospitals in Belgium refused to answer inquiries.
Is this the child?
A comment from J. Raznizski, New York, October 16, 2006:
Browsing the internet for more about this topic, I found
a website, "Cardinal Daneels, Condoms, and Double Effect", by Catholic Moderator, with letters by Georg De Hoof about
a Thai child that was trafficked to Belgium. The letters, three in all, were addressed to Catholic Church leaders in
Belgium, namely, the Archbishop of Belgium, Gottfried Cardinal Danneels; the Bishop of Antwerp, Paul van den Bergh; and the
Bishop's secretary, Jan van Dooren. The letters are three years old; they were written in October 2003.
These letters seem to concern a Thai child referred
to by Mr. De Hoof in his comment on October 1 who was trafficked to Belgium by a pedophile
and prostitution ring in Antwerp and Pattaya.
The letters raised the possibility of excommunicating
the prosecuting attorney for Antwerp, at the time Werner Van Walle, for immoral behavior, or, more specifically,
refusing to give the case due and proper consideration.
I wouldl like to
know how the Bishop and Archbishop responded.
The website address:
Grannie should hear
King of the Belgians, Archbishop
Gottfried Danneels, Michel Nihoul, Marc Dutroux . . .
IT COULD HAPPEN HERE !
It's really on a grand scale: