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Old 08-26-2010, 04:48 PM
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CIA Assassin Kills Himself

http://www.newsmax.com/US/US-CIA-Memoir-Shooting/2010/08/25/id/368418

Author of Disputed CIA Book Kills Self On Accident


Wednesday, 25 Aug 2010 07:46 PM

To his wife and friends, Roland Haas was a patriotic hero who secretly risked his life for the U.S. government during the Cold War, yet critics denounced him as a "James Bond wannabe" who fabricated a memoir claiming he had been a CIA assassin.


Regardless of which version is true, police and Haas' family insist the gunshot that killed the 58-year-old author in west Georgia last weekend was an accident, a fatal fluke without intrigue or any connection to his disputed past.


Haas was found dead Saturday night behind his car at a roadside in Newnan, a quarter-mile from his home. Investigators say he accidentally shot himself in the leg and bled to death after the bullet pierced his femoral artery. They found Haas' own gun on the ground by his head.


Three years earlier, Haas published "Enter the Past Tense: My Secret Life as a CIA Assassin." In the book, he claimed to have worked as a Cold War secret operative in the Middle East and Eastern Europe. He wrote that he had assassinated international drug dealers, helped Soviet officers escape East Germany and had been tortured in an Iranian prison.


The book was denounced as a hoax by several former CIA officers who said Haas' spy story was too outlandish to be true. The author's wife stands by his memoir and said her husband wasn't a man who told elaborate lies. "There are a lot of things that happen all over the world that nobody knows about, and it's supposed to be that way," said Marilyn Haas, his wife of 30 years. "To me, he was a hero. He was a patriot."


Before his death, Haas spent more than 15 years as a civilian intelligence officer for the Army Reserve at Fort McPherson outside Atlanta. When his book was published, former CIA polygrapher John F. Sullivan was so outraged he wrote a letter to Haas' commanders, asking why they would employ a man trying to pass off fiction as fact.


Sullivan, who has written two books of his own, said Wednesday he was sorry to hear Haas had died. But Sullivan insisted Haas' memoir contradicts everything he knew about the CIA after 31 years with the agency. "I'm convinced his entire book was a total fabrication," said Sullivan, 71, of Reston, Va. "He was a James Bond wannabe. And he profited from it."


The CIA denied Haas had ever worked for the agency. "This individual was not a CIA employee ever," said CIA spokeswoman Paula Weiss.


Lt. Col. Bernd Zoller, a spokesman for the Army Reserve, confirmed Haas was employed as a civilian intelligence officer, but said the job mostly dealt with maintaining computer networks and security.


"For the Army Reserve, there's not a whole lot of intelligence gathering," Zoller said.


Coweta County sheriff's deputies found Haas when two passing motorists heard a gunshot and called 911. One witness who pulled over told investigators Haas was bleeding but said he was OK. He died before an ambulance arrived.


Coweta County sheriff's Maj. James Yarbrough said Wednesday police are confident nobody else fired the shot. He said investigators suspect Haas may have stopped his car because he was having medical problems.
Haas' wife said he had open-heart surgery in November and afterward suffered a mini stroke. More recently, she said, Haas had surgery to remove a kidney that left him with nerve damage to his hands.
"Honestly it was a fluke accident," Marilyn Haas said. "Nobody else was involved."


Could this be an elaborate cover up to silence someone who knew too much?

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Old 08-26-2010, 05:26 PM
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Yep, nothing says "First Aid" more than accidentally discharging a handgun.
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Old 08-26-2010, 05:27 PM
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Maybe he worked at the CIA with Chuck Barris.
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Old 08-26-2010, 05:29 PM
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I think that he found out where Obama was born and was about to sell the "inconvenient truth" to someone. Obama probably got another assassin to arrange an "accident".
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I wondered why the Culinary Institute of America needed an assassin . . . but then I remembered "nouvelle cuisine" . . .
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I wondered why the Culinary Institute of America needed an assassin . . . but then I remembered "nouvelle cuisine" . . .
Never heard of Universal Exports in the James Bond movies?
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The whole thing sounds spooky to me~
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I wondered why the Culinary Institute of America needed an assassin . . . but then I remembered "nouvelle cuisine" . . .

and Gordon Ramsay.....
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Hey come on, the guy had a University of Phoenix degree in effective and safe firearm use. This had to be an assassination made to look like an accident.

Fiendishly clever of America's enemies to shoot him in the thigh like that.
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Hey come on, the guy had a University of Phoenix degree in effective and safe firearm use.

This had to be an assassination made to look like an accident.

Fiendishly clever of America's enemies to shoot him in the thigh like that.
And you know this, how? Surely you know about the "Witness Relocation Programs" they must have? For all you know, this guy is a triple PHD that is made to look common.

Ah, but why? What does he know? My hunch is he found Obama's real birth certificate and was about to expose it. Obviously, Obama cannot have that so he sent other black ops people to take care of him. They cannot execute him outright so it must be made to look like an accident. Either that or he found the 200 mpg carburetor that GM has in their vault that they and the oil companies don't want you to know.

Back in KY, we knew a cop that had done that. He was no more than 2 mins away from the ER. Dragged himself in and passed out.
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Hey come on, the guy had a University of Phoenix degree in effective and safe firearm use. This had to be an assassination made to look like an accident.

Fiendishly clever of America's enemies to shoot him in the thigh like that.
The deadly and highly-effective "thigh shot" method of assassination is a little-known technique in the shadowy world of professional killing. I describe this and other methods I routinely used during MY career as a professional assassin in my soon-to-be-released book, People I have Known And Killed.

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The thigh shot is pretty effective when you want to kill somebody. The femoral artery is very hard to make stop bleeding and you basically pump out your blood supply very quickly.

As for assassins using that as a technique, well ...


I feel bad for the guy liar or not. It is not a nice way to go out bleeding your life away like that.
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The deadly and highly-effective "thigh shot" method of assassination is a little-known technique in the shadowy world of professional killing. I describe this and other methods I routinely used during MY career as a professional assassin in my soon-to-be-released book, People I have Known And Killed.

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No kidding. Small world. I'm an assassin too. Hey, I have a few people that pissed me off. Can you kill them for me? In return, I will kill those who pissed you off. This way we BOTH have solid alibis.

Can I have an autographed copy too?
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I always chuckle when I see folks that have some weapon tucked into the front of their pants like it's suppose to be there.

All it takes is ONE mistake and you may not be around to explain the problem.

Or...

ONE mistake and you're singing the alto passages as a back-up choir-boy for the local church's Sunday services.

Either way, packing heat near your crotch isn't really an NRA-recommended practice.

BTW: Anyone packing heat and is nicknamed "Uno" may be someone you don't want to spend too much time hanging around. Consider them "lucky" and move away.

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No kidding. Small world. I'm an assassin too. Hey, I have a few people that pissed me off. Can you kill them for me? In return, I will kill those who pissed you off. This way we BOTH have solid alibis.

Can I have an autographed copy too?
Absolutely! We can PM those lists and get started right away.

Hey, I have a great business idea: E Bay for assassinations. You post who you need wacked and then work out trades . . . What would you call it? Assassin A, maybe Hits List after the popular Craig's List . . .

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