Sunday, January 21, 2018


From Kate Sheehy's 1-9-18 New York Post article entitled "The CIA Arranged an Affair for a King That Produced a Dwarf, and Then Things Got Weird," in which we learn that the Central Intelligence Agency recruited Susan Cabot (star of Roger Corman's 1959 cult classic science fiction/horror film, THE WASP WOMAN) to have sex with King Hussein of Jordan, sparking a "politically worrisome" international situation:

"The CIA introduced King Hussein of Jordan to a Jewish B-list Hollywood actress in 1959 — touching off an affair that produced a dwarf love child who later killed her, reports say.
"Sensational new details of the king’s relationship with actress Susan Cabot were revealed in a recently declassified government memo, according to USA Today.
"The CIA was bucking to curry favor with the randy young Mideast leader when it agreed to procure women for him during his visit to Los Angeles in April 1959, the three-page document shows.
"Hussein was 24 and had divorced his first wife about two years earlier.
"The young king 'was especially desirous of female companionship during his Los Angeles visit, and it was requested that appropriate arrangements be made through a controlled source of the [CIA’s] Office [of Security] in order to assure a satisfied visit,' according to the anonymously written memo.
"The CIA turned to a private eye in Los Angeles to ensure discreetness, which then led to a seasoned 'fixer' for eccentric pilot billionaire Howard Hughes getting involved.
"Cabot — known for her roles in such low-budget sci-fi flicks as 'The Wasp Woman' — was among those invited to a party for Hussein at the home of Hughes’ pal, oilman Edwin Pauley.
"Before she went to the gig, Cabot, 32, was told, 'We want you to go to bed with him,' according to the memo.
"'The actress said that she rejected the proposal but finally went to [the] party. She became quite taken with [Hussein] and found him to be most charming,' according to the document.
"A few days later, the king asked the CIA to arrange for him and his new girlfriend to get together while he was in New York City.
"The agency rented a house for them in Long Beach, LI, and also got her a room at the Hotel Barclay in Manhattan 'under an assumed name,' the memo says.
"Still, their relationship was not without a politically worrisome issue.
"Cabot, whose real name was Harriet Shapiro, was of Jewish heritage, a thorny issue given Hussein was Muslim, according to reports.
"As hard as the pair tried to keep their affair under wraps, details of it began to seep out, the memo shows [...].
"The CIA memo detailing how the king and Cabot met was released as part of a trove of documents declassified last month related to the government’s investigation into President Kennedy’s assassination.
"Hussein had nothing to do with the assassination. But the private eye enlisted to help land women for him had also been recruited by the CIA to try to find someone who could kill Cuba’s leader, Fidel Castro."
To read the entire article, click HERE.

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