| Louis Bloomfield |
(spook, deep state operative)
|Born||Louis Mortimer Bloomfield|
August 8, 1906
Westmount, Quebec, Canada
|Died||July 19, 1984 (Age 77)|
|Alma mater||McGill University, University of Montreal|
|Spouse||Justine Adelaide Stern|
|Member of||Office of Strategic Services|
|Interests|| • Orde Wingate|
• assassination of John F. Kennedy
A Zionist, Bloomfield joined the British military and served in Palestine as an Intelligence Officer under General Charles Orde Wingate. Bloomfield was involved in training the Jewish army, Haganah (1936-1939).
In 1942, Bloomfield was recruited and given the rank of major in the Office of Strategic Services. In 1947, the OSS evolved into the Central Intelligence Agency, and Bloomfield continued doing contract work for the new organization. He was a regular visitor to Israel and met the Prime Minister David Ben-Gurion on 4th May, 1949.
He, together with his brother Bernard, through the Bloomfield Brothers Foundation, contributed greatly to the Zionist community and the State of Israel in its infancy. Lewis and his brother contributed greatly to the Histadrut trade union organization.
On March 4, 1967, the Italian left-wing newspaper Paese Sera published a story alleging that Clay Shaw, who was arrested and charged with conspiring to assassinate President John F. Kennedy by New Orleans District Attorney Jim Garrison three days earlier, was linked to the CIA through his involvement in the Centro Mondiale Commerciale, a subsidiary of Permindex in which Shaw was a board member. According to Paese Sera, the CMC had been a front organization developed by the CIA for transferring funds to Italy for "illegal political-espionage activities" and had attempted to depose French President Charles de Gaulle in the early 1960s. On March 6, the newspaper printed other allegations about individuals it said were connected to Permindex, including Bloomfield whom it described as "an American agent who now plays the role of a businessman from Canada (who) established secret ties in Rome with Deputies of the Christian Democrats and neo-Fascist parties."
An internal investigation by the CIA's counterintelligence staff concluded that the substance of Paese Sera's allegations were not true and that neither Permindex or Centro Mondiale Commerciale were CIA fronts to channel funds to anti-communists.
Lewis served as an attorney specializing in international law. Among other things, he was employed by the Philips Weinberg company from Montreal and was sent in the service of the United States Department of State to British Honduras (now Belize) in 1968 to deliver close reports during the struggle for independence from Britain.
- Bourne, Charles B. (1989). "Foreword". In David Dunkley (ed.). A Consolidated Index to the Canadian Yearbook of International Law. Vancouver, British Columbia: University of British Columbia Press. ISBN 9780774844734. Retrieved February 11, 2013.
- McWhinney, Edward (1993). "Anglophone Quebec and the Quiet Revolution: Maxwell Cohen at McGill University". In Kaplan, William; McRae, Donald (eds.). Law, Policy, and International Justice: Essays in Honour of Maxwell Cohen. McGill-Queens University Press. p. 432.
- Document:The Taking Of America, 1-2-3