"Marshall, I can’t stand that c*nt."
After Nixon’s horrific 1972 "Christmas Bombing" of Vietnam, Whitlam told the USA that both sides needed to cease hostilities and talk.
In January 1973 Whitlam told US Ambassador Rice that US bases could stay in Australia as long as there were no attempts to "screw us or bounce us". It took him 2 more years to understand what bases like #PineGap were doing.
When Whitlam rightly complained that the US had failed to inform Australia about this potentially critical danger, Kissinger & his CIA boss again responded with anger.
Their plan to trap the PM in an apparent lie about his Attorney General’s raid on ASIO HQ only failed because the ASIO director refused to co-operate.
Meanwhile one of those ASIO staffers was actually having an affair with the wife of the CIA station chief in Canberra.
A Coalition source later said that the CIA had offered Khemlani $400,000 to visit Australia on 14 October 1975 and tell lies about the cancelled loan deal.
USA were not sure if he was bluffing. The head of the CIA’s East Asia division, Ted Shackley, sent a blunt telex message to ASIO’s director warning that "the CIA feels grave concerns" about Whitlam.
This was "a foreign intelligence service telling Australia’s domestic security service to keep information from the AUS government."
Kerr denied this briefing took place & also denied ever meeting with US intelligence officials (a blatant lie).
@AusFedPolice decided not to seek the arrest & extradition of Michael Hand after he was found in the USA in 2015.
Future PM Bob Hawke, an often drunk US govt source, was a senior union leader at the time.
He was then ordered to stop seeking a meeting by his ASIO boss in 1977.
But amazingly there were none to be found!
US senator Frank Church said Australia was "exempt" from CIA activity, which Toohey calls "demonstrable nonsense".
Murdoch’s papers played a key role in spreading lies, particularly in the election that followed the Dismissal.