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9-11 FBI Foreknowledge Nibbles with Ali Soufan; Who is Rich Blee? and other recent new elements; Balkans, Cacuasus, CIA-Al Qaeda Islamist joint ops in Central Asia, consistent policy of support for Islamic radicals

Ah so it's been a decade eh comrades? The skrewing over of emergency personnel has gone almost unnoticed. FDNY member on 9/11 Truth “I support you guys” | We Are Change -- some new stuff has been trickling out -- pretty solid stuff, at that. The glorious official narrative got its booster shot, but noticeably absent from the necro-political media spectacle were all those sickly and/or dead 9-11 first responders. Over time we find more elements that are obviously pretty credible against the official narrative, but it's still difficult to get a larger picture. Let's nosh on some new goodies -- what better time than now?

Ali Soufan describes the situation behind the scenes with the FBI and 9-11 foreknowledge as well as the torture nightmare going on.... obviously Soufan was able to get better intel from captured militants by persuasion than cruel & unusual coercion, but what else is new?

CIA Threats of Federal Prosecution Delay 9/11 Documentary | 911 Truth News - this newly unearthed Rich Blee figure is one of the latest twists on the 9-11 CIA front. This is the project which the Richard Clarke speculation about hoping to flip al-Hazmi and al-Mihdhar to the CIA was the reason their identities were buried... however that also doesn't track entirely because they were already in touch with another government operative or 2 (an FBI informant and a likely Saudi government operative)

I'm posting the whole bit as it's one of the more substantial elements in the scheme to surface lately.

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September 14, 2011

Author: Kyle Hence

Source: secrecykills.com

On Thursday, the CIA threatened the journalists behind Who Is Rich Blee? with possible federal prosecution if their investigative podcast reveals the names of two CIA analysts at the center of a pattern of obstruction and mishandling of intelligence that many feel would have stopped the 9/11 attacks.

Like FBI agent Ali Soufan and Lt. Col. Anthony Shaffer before them, the podcast team, including John Duffy and Ray Nowosielski, are being subjected to intimidation and censorship by government officials over blowing the whistle on the true story surrounding two alleged 9/11 hijackers, Nawaf al-Hazmi and Khalid al-Mihdhar.

The podcast originally scheduled for September 11th release presents a narrative of how three CIA analysts working under Richard Blee, the long unknown former head of CIA’s Bin Laden Station, deliberately misled their colleagues and withheld key intelligence from FBI and the White House regarding the presence of two known Al-Qaeda operatives in the U.S.

Four government investigations into CIA handling of pre-911 intelligence included personal details of the two CIA analysts and their actions. Nowosielski and Duffy deduced the identities of the two as yet unnamed CIA employees from internet research based on details provided from these and other open sources. When the producers used their full names in interviews, interviewees offered no correction. The CIA response provided the final confirmation.

In project updates posted at SecrecyKills.com the producers announced the delay of the podcast and posted background of a complicated case that involves dozens of violations of protocol, intimidation, and incidents of obstruction by the CIA, with the two yet named CIA analysts at the center of many of them.

Author and expert on the subject, Kevin Fenton, documents 35 such incidents between January 2000 and September 11th in his book, Disconnecting the Dots: How 9/11 Was Allowed to Happen.

Pulitzer-prize winner Lawrence Wright, interviewed for the podcast, told producers the actions of one of the unnamed CIA analysts still employed at CIA amounts to obstruction of justice in the FBI’s criminal investigation of the deaths of 17 seaman aboard the USS Cole.

The producers are not the first subject to government censorship over this case. Last month The New York Times reported on CIA efforts to censor an autobiography by Ali Soufan, a front-line FBI counter-terrorism special agent. Prior to 9/11, Soufan was interested in Mihdhar and Hazmi because of links to the bombing of the USS Cole in Yemen. The CIA censored references to a passport photo of Mihdhar the CIA had withheld from Soufan, despite three written requests.

Scott Shane of the New York Times reports today that, “Mr. Soufan accuses C.I.A. officials of deliberately withholding crucial documents and photographs of Qaeda operatives from the F.B.I. before Sept. 11, 2001, despite three written requests, and then later lying about it to the 9/11 Commission.”

Lt. Colonel Anthony Shaffer, interviewed for the podcast, was himself intimidated, demoted and smeared by the Pentagon after he came forward to the 9/11 Commission with details of how, on three occasions, unnamed DoD officials prevented his Able Danger operation from meeting with the FBI prior the attacks.

In 2000 the Able Danger data-mining program placed Mohammed Atta in a Brooklyn terrorist cell but had also placed Hazmi and Mihdhar in a San Diego cell, the epicenter of intrigue around Alec Station’s Rich Blee, Tom Wilshere and the two as yet unnamed subordinates who themselves repeatedly withheld intelligence from the FBI. Though Shaffer was interviewed by 9/11 Commission’s Director Philip Zelikow and staffer Dieter Snell, the Commission left any mention of Able Danger from its final report.

In the planned podcast, 9/11 Commission Chair Tom Kean is asked about a scant footnote to Chapter 6 of the 9/11 Report referring to an intelligence cable, seen by 50 at the CIA, but prevented from reaching the FBI. For Kean the incident was not a case of bungling or intel ‘stovepiping’: “Oh, it wasn’t careless oversight. It was purposeful. No question about that in mind. It was purposeful.”

Whereas Kean explains it as a penchant for secrecy, Richard Clarke, the former head of counter-terrorism at the Bush White House, goes farther suggesting malfeasance and the possibility of illegal CIA-led domestic spying activity. Comments by Clarke released in a video in August led to a formal statement from George Tenet, Cofer Black and Richard Blee, and a response from the producers.

“This was perhaps the closest U.S. intelligence got to foiling the 9/11 plot,” explains Nowosielski, “but instead of stopping the attack, the CIA stopped intel on two high-value targets from getting to the right people, repeatedly. And still the CIA protects the individuals responsible by intimidating those who simply want to know the truth behind a shocking and possibly criminal pattern of obstruction”

In an email Thursday the CIA warned Nowosielski he could be subject to prosecution under the Intelligence Identities Protection Act, a law intended to apply to government employees who violate their security clearance and never used to convict journalists.

The producer’s online response: “The Society of Professional Journalists’ code of ethics states that ‘journalists should be free of obligation to any interest other than the public’s right to know’ and should ‘be vigilant and courageous about holding those with power accountable.’ The day that journalists’ exposés of wrongdoing within government agencies require the approval of those government agencies before release, that is the day that transparency and accountability are lost.”

John Duffy and Ray Nowosielski, both graduates of Chicago’s Columbia College Film School, produced the critically acclaimed 2006 documentary “9/11: Press for Truth.”

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More developments on this line noted by Sibel Edmonds today. Finally, here is part three of the interview with Paul Thompson featuring hard-core covered-up goodies of Al Qaeda, covert geopolitics, Central Asia and protected operatives! Too Legit to Quit!!

This is Part 3 of our three-part one-of-a-kind interview series with author and researcher Paul Thompson. For additional background information please visit the complete 9/11 Timeline Investigative Project at HistoryCommons.Org.

Paul Thompson joins us to discuss one of the most blacked-out and censored aspects of Al-Qaeda-CIA connections: The partnership and alliance between the CIA and Al Qaeda and their joint operations in Central Asia, Balkans and Caucasus throughout the 1990’s. Mr. Thompson talks about Al-Qaeda’s Balkans operations, running training camps, money-laundering, and drug running networks in the region, Ayman Al-Zawahiri and his residence in Bulgaria in order to help manage the Al Qaeda effort in nearby Bosnia, the Al Qaeda cells in Chechnya and Azerbaijan, BCCI and more!

Big ups to James Corbett for the Boiling Frogs Post video about 9-11, the CIA & the Art of the Hangout - including the ready-preloaded "blame the Saudis" narrative.

Also commentary posted on the fun YT channel IranContraScumDid911: 9/11 Richard Clarke: The CIA Tried To Recruit The 'Hijackers' As Al-Qaeda Agents Before 9/11 - YouTube - pointing out there is some mix of CIA disinfo in this mix, to basically downplay the patsy dimension of it all. (i.e. Richard Clarke is not going to be candid about the actual level of patsy madness)

Frankly I think at this point it should be noted that George Tenet is just one of many intelligence establishment figures who are members of the Knights of Malta - a key authoritarian little nest of establishment weasels, probably more relevant to geopolitical happenings than, say, the Freemasons :)

2004: 9 11 Prior Knowledge Richard Clarke Testimony 3 28 2004 NBC - YouTube

Meanwhile other pins are poppin in the middle east: AFP: US risks being 'toxic' over Palestinian veto: Saudi prince - also Corbett on the mideast happenings.

Americans Need The Truth About 9/11 :   Information Clearing House News

Even Sen Graham sez WTF: Re-investigate 9/11? - Fox Business Video - Fox Business.....

Anyway that's all for now!

Two murky major elements of covert American power: The US Treasury Exchange Stabilization Fund (ESF) & the FBI's little "S Drive" of deleted filez

Truth trickles out a little bit at a time. People have to dig around diligently for stuff like this... then nasty patterns emerge. Here are two really nifty ones I spotted just recently. Nosh on this as you will...

Back in the Depression, the US Treasury Department got a mysterious office called the Exchange Stabilization Fund, which actually kickstarted the International Monetary Fund. It was funded initially with all the gold they jacked from the American public in the Gold Reserve Act of 1934, and specifically has just about zero oversight in law.

The case is made pretty clearly by Eric deCarbonnel / MarketSkeptics, rapidly tracing the history of a very overlooked, and very important player. The ESF has no oversight, it's the place the CIA has kept the credit card rolling all these years. The slush fund for National Security America's most corrupt endeavors? Maybe this comes back around to Leo Wanta and covert Treasury operations of the 1980s.

Why not? At this point....

Tons of old stories dug up in this impressive overview video set, with links : What I have been afraid to blog about: The ESF and Its History (Part 1-3) | Market Skeptics

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Look at all that American gold vanish :-P Now the ESF is full of billions of dollars of those damn IMF Special Drawing Rights (SDRs). image002.jpg

First saw this on Cryptogon: U.S. Treasury Exchange Stabilization Fund - Part 1 of 3. Even includes financial clues in the classic CIA covert domestic propaganda program, financing of the Voice of America / other assorted CIA wurlitzer media networks. Makes sense that something like the ESF is churning through everything... what's amazing is that as soon as the ESF started rolling, the value of the dollar. Really interesting.

And check YouTube - What I have been afraid to blog about: The ESF and Its History_Part 2 & YouTube - What I have been afraid to blog about: The ESF and Its History_Part 3. Also posted in April: YouTube - FRAUD: Federal Reserve Is Selling Put Options On Treasury Bonds To Drive Down Yields selling put options on debt!

Exchange Stabilization Fund and gold market manipulation // Exchange Stabilization Fund - Fedpoints - Federal Reserve Bank of New York // Exchange Stabilization Fund - Wikipedia

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Also: Hidden OKC evidence, Boiling Frogs Post goes into video: James Corbett is a pretty good guy for videos on various weird subjects, and does a good turn here with Coleen Rowley and Jesse Trentadue! The EyeOpener: Secret FBI Storage Drive to Shield Evidence from FOIA? Corbett thus is teaming up with Sibel Edmonds & Peter B Collins, we can expect a lot of interesting stuff from that crew wrkign together :)

Trentadue flushed out that they are probably using remote volumes on Oracle or something -- called the 'S Drive' like any horrible corporation would -- to hide data from discovery for defendants and plaintiffs (Trentadue's brother was killed in the OKC coverup). From Boiling Frogs:

A recent court case in Utah has uncovered yet more evidence that the FBI is hiding key documents from the public by placing them in a separate, hitherto unknown electronic storage medium known as an “S-drive.” The fact that this drive was previously unknown has raised the specter that the FBI is using it as a place to hide requests for sensitive documents through the Freedom of Information Act. Now, a federal judge has given the FBI until the end of the month to explain what the S-drive is, how it is being used, and whether it contains key documents related to the case in question.

Under the Freedom of Information Act, the FBI is not required to say if a document exists, only that they searched their database and found no records responsive to the request. If these documents are placed in an external or disconnected storage drive, however, the agency can insure that they will never show up in any FOIA request. In fact, the FBI has been known to have used this very technique in the past. Going under such names as “June files,” “zero files” and “I-drive,” the agency has a long and documented history of placing key evidence in special, compartmentalized files that are reviewed by senior officials before the information is placed into the bureau’s official files.

Joining James Corbett this week to discuss the history and significance of the FBI’s secret storage drives are attorney Jesse Trentadue and the former privacy act coordinator at the Minneapolis FBI field office and noted FBI whistleblower, Coleen Rowley.

We have been watching out for more Trentadue/OKC developments for a while, as well as Sibel's case of course. see :

New 1995 Oklahoma City bombing conspiracy video from BBC! GOP's Rohrabacher rebukes FBI for coverup?? // 2010 Oklahoma City Bombing Conspiracy Notes for April 19; Eric Holder's Trentadue Mission; SPLC Cutout @ Elohim City; CIA, National Geospatial Intelligence Agency roles // etc.

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A couple final points: With pockets of secrecy at various levels like the FBI S Drive and the Treasury Department's 1934-present office of Cloak and Dagger Global Covert Finance - The Exchange Stabilization Fund -- both really drop into a key spots in the landscape!

I really think that looking at the post-1934 ESF in terms of covert ops, the Cold War, Bretton Woods and the OSS/CIA/IMF/Federal Reserve complex would really form a more complete sense of what really happened – and how the power's flowing now.

I'm a bit surprised to consider this idea that the 1934 Gold Reserve Act in some ways gutted the Federal Reserve, making its operations subordinate entirely to the executive branch, without checks.

Another esoteric point -- the gold certificates. You always hear something about gold bearer bonds floating in the weird realms of international finance and confusing web forums. Bonds drawn on US gold could be re-hypothecated -- I think that's the idea of people like Al Martin and Leo Wanta -- using these priceless, excellent financial instruments to spawn new ones on top of them. (earlier: The biggest scandal in world history; WANTAGATE, Leo Wanta, the post-Soviet trillions and lots of tangled disinfo from shady operatives (or not). A peculiar take on the 9-11 Wanta ESF/IMF gold skimming from Marcos in 1986 type connection is here. It's from Benjamin Fulford who I really don't trust at all, but is one of few people writing anything about stuff along these lines. A murky subject....

My gut feeling is that we have something coherently related with the ESF, and its logs would tell a great many tales.

It would suck if a bunch of weasels cashed out America's gold reserves using the gold bearer bonds and left us with nothing....

Special Guest Column! CIA Whistleblower Susan Lindauer on the Patriot Act: "When Truth Becomes Treason" - Thuggish National Security Coverup & Grand Jury Mechanisms for Iraq & 9-11

Screen shot 2011-05-24 at 8.24.34 PM.pngSweet: CIA Whistleblower & 9/11 covert ops witness sends an important essay for HongPong.com!

National Security Whistleblowers are a tough bunch. Susan Lindauer worked as a CIA asset for many years before 9-11, including issues related to Libya & the Lockerbie bombing, as well as a major backchannel contact to Saddam Hussein's government. Lindauer was one of very few Americans charged under the PATRIOT Act, accused of acting as an agent of influence for Iraq after she tried to blow the whistle on Capitol Hill.

Lindauer fought tenaciously to clear her name and assert in the US court system that she was in fact in the service of the CIA, working the Iraq embassy back into the 1990s, even as coverup specialist handlers like the corrupt Michael Mukasey tried to make sure she fell down the memory hole.

Prosecuted for years, the Obama/Holder DOJ finally dropped the charges against Lindauer and she wrote a book about her experiences, 'Extreme Prejudice: The Terrifying Story of the Patriot Act and the Cover Ups of 9/11 and Iraq' which I really want to read.

Lindauer has been touring the alternative media in the last couple months but she's pretty thoroughly blacked out of mainstream coverage. She noticed that I have posted links about her story to HongPong.com and asked me to publish the following essay. No problem and thanks for asking! :-D

Previous HongPong.com Coverage: More Fun Notes: LinkDump for May 9 2011, Big Bad Pharma, Loose Ends of 9/11 Revisited (May 9 2011) // LinkDump March 27 2011 - We looked into the fire and the fire looked back // Russia & China not buying BIS Fractional Reserve Gold currency scheme pushed by the Ben Bernank (Dec 28 2010).

She's hoping that alternative media can raise more awareness of the way the PATRIOT Act works in conjunction with secret grand juries to crush decent people inside the system, not save Amurrca From Turrurists. Additional info about the scuttled peace deal with Saddam and 9/11 CIA foreknowledge and Mossad "complicity" disclosed by her CIA handler Dr. Fuisz in particular tie right into other alternative narratives for 9/11 already out there. (My general conclusion is that several foreign/military-industrial intelligence networks were involved & this has been covered up thoroughly)

More Lindauer links: Great interview with Kevin Barrett should be listened to! // Susan Lindauer - Political Prisoner // Russia Today interview: 'War for Libyan oil planned long ago, no one cares about people'. She was on the inside of the Lockerbie false-flag coverup (it was a CIA hit on DIA using PFLP patsies to coverup drugz opz in Lebanon roughly). Susan Lindauer | Veterans Today columns. // Explosive Revelations From 9/11 Whistleblower Susan Lindauer on Pre 9/11 Warnings and the Iraq War | The Intel Hub Radio // The Lockerbie Case: American Cassandra - Susan Lindauer’s Story. Solid review by Michael Collins (who gets credit for drawing my interest): The Hornet's Nest Kicked Back - A Review of Susan Lindauer's Extreme Prejudice | The Agonist & more Collins stories: American Cassandra.

Anyhow enough preamble - let's read a first-person account of this Patriot Act crackdown against an operative who know too much and wouldn't stay on script.

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The Patriot Act: When Truth Becomes Treason

By Susan Lindauer, former Asset covering Iraq & Libya and the second non-Arab American indicted on the Patriot Act

Many Americans think they understand the dangers of the Patriot Act, which Congress has vowed to extend 4 more years in a vote later this week. Trust me when I say, Americans are not nearly frightened enough.Unfortunately, Bradley Manning is also subject to some of these rules, so it's important for his supporters to understand what's ahead.

Ever wonder why the truth about 9/11 never got exposed? Why Americans don't have a clue about leadership fraud surrounding the War on Terror? Why Americans don't know if the 9/11 investigation was really successful? Why the Iraqi Peace Option draws a blank? Somebody has known the whereabouts of Osama bin Laden--- or his grave—for the past 10 years. But nobody's talking to the people.

In significant part, that's because of the Patriot Act--- a law that equates free speech with sedition. It's got a big agenda, with 7,000 pages of Machiavellian code designed to interrupt individual questioning of government policy. In this brave new world, free speech under the Bill of Rights effectively has been declared a threat to government controls for maintaining stability. And the Patriot Act has become the premiere weapon to attack whistle blowers and dissidents who challenge the comfort of political leaders hiding inconvenient truths from the public. It's all the rage on Capitol Hill, as leaders strive to score TV ratings, while demogauging their "outstanding leadership performance" on everything from national security to environmental policy.

Truth has Become Treason

But wait---Congress assures us the Patriot Act only targets foreigners, who come to our shores seeking to destroy our way of life through violent, criminal acts. Good, law abiding Americans have nothing to fear. The Patriot Act restricts its powers of "roving wiretaps" and warrantless searches to international communications among "bad guys." Congress has sworn, with hand on heart, it's only purpose is breaking down terrorist cells and hunting out "lone wolf" mad men.

That's what they told you, right? And you believed them? You trust the government. Well, that was your first mistake. With regards to the Patriot Act, it's a fatal one. Would the government lie to you? You betcha! And they have.

The Patriot Act reaches far beyond terrorism prevention. In my home state of Maryland, State Police invoked the Patriot Act to run surveillance on the Chesapeake Climate Action Network dedicated to wind power, recycling and protection of the Chesapeake Bay. They infiltrated the DC Anti War Network, suggesting the group might be a front for "white supremacists," and Amnesty International, claiming to investigate "civil rights abuses." Opponents of the death penalty also got targeted (in case they got violent).

Bottom line: truth tellers who give Americans too much insight on any number of issues are vulnerable to a vast arsenal of judicial weapons typically associated with China or Mynamar. In the Patriot Act, the government has created a powerful tool to hunt out free thinking on the left or right. It doesn't discriminate. Anyone who opposes government policy is at risk

How do I know all this? Because I was the second non-Arab American ever indicted on the Patriot Act. My arrest defied all expectations about the law. I was no terrorist plotting to explode the Washington Monument. Quite the opposite, I had worked in anti-terrorism for almost a decade, covering Iraq and Libya, Yemen, Egypt and Malaysia at the United Nations. At the instruction of my CIA handler, I had delivered advance warnings about the 9/11 attack to the private staff of Attorney General John Ashcroft and the Office of Counter-Terrorism in August, 2001. FBI wire taps prove that I carried details of a comprehensive peace framework with Iraq up and down the hallowed corridors of Capitol Hill for months before the invasion, arguing that War was totally unnecessary.

I delivered those papers to Democrats and Republicans alike; to my own second cousin, White House Chief of Staff Andrew Card; and to Secretary of State Colin Powell, who lived next door to my CIA handler. Gratis of the Patriot Act, we had the manila envelope and my hand written notes to Secretary Powell, dated a week before his infamous speech at the United Nations. My papers argued that no WMDs would be found inside Iraq, and that the peace framework could achieve all U.S. objectives without firing a shot.

In short, I was an Asset who loudly opposed War with Iraq, and made every effort to correct the mistakes in assumptions on Capitol Hill.

Then I did the unthinkable. I phoned the offices of Senator Trent Lott and Senator John McCain, requesting to testify before a brand new, blue ribbon Commission investigating Pre-War Intelligence. Proud and confident of my efforts, I had no idea Congress was planning to blame "bad intelligence" for the unpopular War.

Over night I became Public Enemy Number One on Capitol Hill.

Thirty days later I awoke to hear FBI agents pounding on my door. My nightmare on the Patriot Act lasted 5 years--- Four years after my arrest, the Court granted me one morning of evidentiary testimony by two supremely credible witnesses. Parke Godfrey verified my 9/11 warnings under oath. Otherwise, I never got my day in Court.

The Patriot Act's Arsenal to Stop Free Speech

If you care about America and the traditions of freedom, whether you're progressive or conservative, you should be angry about this law.

First come the warrantless searches and FBI tracking surveillance. My work in anti-terrorism gave me no protection. I got my first warrantless search after meeting an undercover FBI agent to discuss my support for free elections in Iraq and my opposition to torture and sexual humiliation of Iraqi detainees. (Sorry guys, body wires don't lie.)

If truth tellers don't get the message to shut their mouths, the Justice Department ratchets up the pressure. Defendants face secret charges, secret evidence and secret grand jury testimony. Throughout five years of indictment, my attorneys and I never got to read a single FBI interview or grand jury statement. Under the Patriot Act, the whistleblower/defendant has no right to know who has accused him or her of what criminal activities, or the dates of the alleged offenses, or what laws got broken.

Of course, I was able to piece together my activities. I knew that "sometime in October, 2001" an Iraqi diplomat gave me the English translation of a book on depleted uranium, which showed how cancer rates and birth defects had spiked in Iraqi children.

And I was quite certain that on October 14, 1999, an Iraqi diplomat asked me how to channel major financial contributions to the Presidential Campaign of George Bush and Dick Cheney. The Justice Department got the date from me, since I reported my conversation immediately to my Defense Intelligence handler, Paul Hoven.

It's unlikely the grand jury knew that, since the Justice Department has the prerogative to keep a grand jury in the dark. In this brave new world, a grand jury can be compelled to consider indictments carrying 10 years or more in prison, without the right to review evidence, or otherwise determine whether an individual's actions rise to the level of criminal activity at all.

That's just the beginning. Once Congress scores an indictment against a political opponent, the Justice Department can force Defense attorneys to undergo protracted security clearances, while the whistle blower cum defendant waits in prison--- usually in solitary confinement or the SHU. After the security clearance, prosecutors have an ironclad right to bar attorneys from communicating communications from the prosecution to the defendant, on threat of disbarment, stiff fines or prison sentence.

Scared yet? Once you get to trial, the situation gets much worse. The Patriot Act declares that a prosecutor has no obligation to show evidence of criminal activity to a jury at all. And the Defense can be denied the right to argue a rebuttal to those secret charges, because it requires speculation that might mislead the jury—or might expose issues that the government considers, well, secret. After all that a Judge can instruct a jury that the prosecution regards the secret evidence as sufficient to merit conviction on the secret charges. The Jury can be barred from considering the lack of evidence in weighing whether to convict.

Think I'm exaggerating? You would be wrong. That's what happened to me. All of it—with one major glitch. All of this presumes the whistle blower's lucky enough to get a trial. I was denied mine, though I fought vigorously for my rights. Instead, citing the Patriot Act, I got thrown in prison on a Texas military base without so much as a hearing—and threatened with indefinite detention and forcible drugging, to boot.

Americans are not nearly afraid enough.

Neither is Congress. As of this week, members of Congress should be very afraid. Anyone who votes to extend the Patriot Act should expect to pack their bags in 2012. They will be targeted for defeat. Above all, the words "freedom" and "Constitution" will never appear in their campaigns without suffering extreme public scorn—never, ever again.

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Susan Lindauer is the author of Extreme Prejudice: The Terrifying Story of the Patriot Act and the Cover Ups of 9/11 and Iraq, which reveals details of her CIA team's 9/11 warnings and a comprehensive peace option with Iraq.

Bin Laden Stage Left, End Of An Era - Birthers Deathers Truthers and things no longer to be questioned. Assange: Facebook built-in interface to intelligence agencies

Pay no attention, drink ya beer: As Food Stamp Recipients Hit New Record, 400 Americans Account For 10% Of Capital Gains. // "Death By Water", Or The Start Of A Fresh Flood Of bin Laden Conspiracy Theories? Yet even the most grounded can not help by ask: why not at least present his body briefly to the "free world" and then shoot him into outer space if necessary (for all those who buy the "no shrine" theory). Although at the end of the day, the mission is more than successful: the population has a brand new and truly enveloping distraction to keep its preoccupied with largely irrelevant, although very emotionally charged, issues for a long time.
Well put, ZeroHedge. Let's roll.
Lead off with lolcats from Taiwan, no reason not to:

Amusing Al Jazeera video clip from Abbottabad, this guy sez it's not true, a guy who wandered back n forth at the compound sez no way:

Everyone's favorite old Pakistani general Hamid Gul says it's all fake suckaz:


Good times with big fans of Events at the White House, with who else but Luke Rudkowski:

Cryptome has the ol roundup: Al Qaeda Files. Also: USA v. Usama bin Laden Trial Transcripts. NO TIME FOR TEH CONSPIRACYLOLS demands VANITYFAIR, home of Yellowcake and other dubious trial balloons. “Truthers,” “Birthers,” Osama’s Death, and the Tin-Foil-Hat Brigade. Someone who had the misfortune of actually being involved with this mess, Sibel Edmonds, laughs.
Here's one of those paper trail nibbles you need to forget about: Foreign intelligence operatives? Forget about it!suter-fbi.jpg

Seems like a good time to take a few steps back and look at the last few decades of shady nonsense. Time for a video anthology... Most of these videos are from thefilmarchive's Channel. Really nice!
CIA MK ULTRA documentary 1979 touches on the major bases: (Part 1 of same vid)

The Invisible Sword: Psychological Operations in the US Military: (1995)

Psychological Operations in Support of Internal Defense Programs (1968)


PART 2:

This old Soviet KGB mind control guru, Yuri Bezmenov, tells us a bit how they subvert ideology over decades, and laughs at how strategic Communist subversion has destroyed America!

This one's a gem, Sekrit film declassified CIA Corona Program - the beginning 1970s complete w. classification warning, spy satellites, horn rimmed clean room scientists at General Electric and funky music!

CIA Archives Counter-Intelligence Special Operations - Raids and Searches (1969)

Oliver North At Iran Contra Hearings Parts 1-4 (1987)




More on the hearings: YouTube - Kerry Sanders WTVT-Iran Contra Hearings 1987 Sen. Warren Rudman-R NH

Laos and the not-so-secret war among Thailand, Vietnam etc (2 parts)


Warren Rudman tees up this coverup thang known as Iran Contra (3 parts)

SOUND WEAPONS FOR COLLEGE STUDENTS: Our nation is swinging evar more towards a police state, wherein counter-terrorism resources are dedicated to crushing drunken college students in Illinois. I saw goons from this structure at the G20. 4mins: "They're bringing the weapons they use in Afghanistan to the American people as we speak". Correct sir. More info on RTR.

Just funny: YouTube - The Chicken of Tomorrow: Scientific Agriculture and Poultry Farming (1948)

Mr Veitch has an earned rant from AirStrip One:

More fun notes from the ever-popular establishment viewpoint: The Paranoid Style in American Politics is at it again. Even if Wikileaks Founder: Facebook is the most appalling spy machine that has ever been invented. Built in interfaces for US intelligence, bingo.

Fun 1950s gender role flick: The Bright Young Newcomer (1958):

McFarlane Part 1-3:



BLAME THE HIPPIES! Destroying America From Within: Brink of Disaster - 1960s Activism (1/2) (1972)

...Anyway this collection is hard to beat! Take that you Iran-Contra mind control weasels. :-P Make new legend, audience requires a Emanuel Goldstein re-up!

CIA Aircraft Shell Companies; FAA notices 119,000 unregistered aircraft for epic drugflight lols; Afghan drug informant/patsy blamed; Evergreen Dispersant Chemtrails; DEA rents plane from drug traffickers for total win in Fake War on Drugs

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Going back to 2005:C.I.A. Expanding Terror Battle Under Guise of Charter Flights - New York Times

While posing as a private charter outfit - "aircraft rental with pilot" is the listing in Dun and Bradstreet - Aero Contractors is in fact a major domestic hub of the Central Intelligence Agency's secret air service. The company was founded in 1979 by a legendary C.I.A. officer and chief pilot for Air America, the agency's Vietnam-era air company, and it appears to be controlled by the agency, according to former employees.

Behind a surprisingly thin cover of rural hideaways, front companies and shell corporations that share officers who appear to exist only on paper, the C.I.A. has rapidly expanded its air operations since 2001 as it has pursued and questioned terrorism suspects around the world.

An analysis of thousands of flight records, aircraft registrations and corporate documents, as well as interviews with former C.I.A. officers and pilots, show that the agency owns at least 26 planes, 10 of them purchased since 2001. The agency has concealed its ownership behind a web of seven shell corporations that appear to have no employees and no function apart from owning the aircraft.

The planes, regularly supplemented by private charters, are operated by real companies controlled by or tied to the agency, including Aero Contractors and two Florida companies, Pegasus Technologies and Tepper Aviation.

....[the Masri rendition flight] ... episode illustrates the circumstantial nature of the evidence on C.I.A. flights, which often coincide with the arrest and transporting of Al Qaeda suspects. No public record states how Mr. Masri was taken to Afghanistan. But flight data shows a Boeing Business Jet operated by Aero Contractors and owned by Premier Executive Transport Services, one of the C.I.A.-linked shell companies, flew from Skopje, Macedonia, to Baghdad and on to Kabul on Jan. 24, 2004, the day after Mr. Masri's passport was marked with a Macedonian exit stamp.

Son of Air America: Aero appears to be the direct descendant of Air America, a C.I.A.-operated air "proprietary," as agency-controlled companies are called.

Just three years after the big Asian air company was closed in 1976, one of its chief pilots, Jim Rhyne, was asked to open a new air company, according to a former Aero Contractors employee whose account is supported by corporate records.

.......As the C.I.A. tries to veil such air operations, aviation regulations pose a major obstacle. Planes must have visible tail numbers, and their ownership can be easily checked by entering the number into the Federal Aviation Administration's online registry. So, rather than purchase aircraft outright, the C.I.A. uses shell companies whose names appear unremarkable in casual checks of F.A.A. registrations.

On closer examination, however, it becomes clear that those companies appear to have no premises, only post office boxes or addresses in care of lawyers' offices. Their officers and directors, listed in state corporate databases, seem to have been invented. A search of public records for ordinary identifying information about the officers - addresses, phone numbers, house purchases, and so on - comes up with only post office boxes in Virginia, Maryland and Washington, D.C.

But whoever created the companies used some of the same post office box addresses and the same apparently fictitious officers for two or more of the companies. One of those seeming ghost executives, Philip P. Quincannon, for instance, is listed as an officer of Premier Executive Transport Services and Crowell Aviation Technologies, both listed to the same Massachusetts address, as well as Stevens Express Leasing in Tennessee.

No one by that name can be found in any public record other than post office boxes in Washington and Dunn Loring, Va. Those listings for Mr. Quincannon, in commercial databases, include an anomaly: His Social Security number was issued in Washington between 1993 and 1995, but his birth year is listed as 1949.

Mr. Glerum, the C.I.A. and Air America veteran, said the use of one such name on more than one company was "bad tradecraft: you shouldn't allow an element of one entity to lead to others."

The Fake War On Drugs - exhibit 12245-12831221:

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Propping Up a Drug Lord, Then Arresting Him - NYTimes.com

WASHINGTON — When Hajji Juma Khan was arrested and transported to New York to face charges under a new American narco-terrorism law in 2008, federal prosecutors described him as perhaps the biggest and most dangerous drug lord in Afghanistan, a shadowy figure who had helped keep the Taliban in business with a steady stream of money and weapons.

But what the government did not say was that Mr. Juma Khan was also a longtime American informer, who provided information about the Taliban, Afghan corruption and other drug traffickers. Central Intelligence Agency officers and Drug Enforcement Administration agents relied on him as a valued source for years, even as he was building one of Afghanistan’s biggest drug operations after the United States-led invasion of the country, according to current and former American officials. Along the way, he was also paid a large amount of cash by the United States.

Meanwhile the Federal Aviation Administration concedes that its recordkeeping on more than a hundred thousand aircraft is totally hosed. This is amusing because the FAA was from the beginning set up this way to enable the rich and powerful to use small aircraft for protected criminal conspiracies. It has always been trivial for them to use shell companies and various dead-end forms of paperwork magic to hide direct ownership of drug trafficking planes. A state employee spelled a lot of this out for me, as if it were almost common knowledge.

Evergreen, Polar Air Cross, Air America, Civil Air Transport, the Flying Tigers, L3, Titan, Skyway Aircraft, Vortex, these are just a few of the classics from then and now. AIG had tons of aircraft and got its start by insuring drug planes around Asia quite a bit.

Contractors are allowed to import as much drugz as they want, and they are able to routinely use special bypasses inside airports. For example Evergreen was frequently able to get the keys to the 'sterile corridors' at JFK Airport which let them circumvent Customs. These kinds of criminal conspiracies are what the National Security Act of 1947 is all about.

Let's have some lulz:

The Associated Press: US senator calls for hearings on plane registry

NEW YORK (AP) — The chairman of the Senate subcommittee overseeing aviation said Friday he would recommend holding congressional hearings on aircraft registration after The Associated Press reported the Federal Aviation Administration was missing data on one-third of U.S. planes.

"We need to find out why, and how it can be brought back to have a registry that has credibility," said North Dakota Sen. Byron Dorgan, a Democrat.

The FAA says as many as 119,000 of the 357,000 U.S.-registered aircraft have "questionable registration" due to missing paperwork, invalid addresses and other paperwork problems.

In reports in 2007 and 2008, the agency warned that the gaps were causing loopholes that terrorists, drug traffickers and other criminals might exploit. Law enforcement agencies were increasingly turning to the FAA for information, and the registry needed more accuracy as the government launched new computer systems to track suspicious flights, it said.

On Friday the FAA said it was taking "proactive steps" to clean up the database by requiring all aircraft owners to re-register their planes over the next three years.

"The agency is moving to a mandatory re-registration system like the ones most states use to register automobiles, so we have more current and complete registration information in our database," the agency said.

Dorgan's counterpart in the House of Representatives, Rep. Jerry Costello, D-Ill., said Friday the FAA needs to improve its recordkeeping but stopped short of calling for hearings.

"Given the security issues at stake, revising and modernizing the registration process is necessary," Costello said in a written statement. "The FAA needs to ensure the re-registration process runs as smoothly as possible and that the maintenance of records is improved, and I believe the FAA is proceeding accordingly."

Both congressmen will soon be stepping down from their leadership roles in the aviation committees. Dorgan is retiring in January, and Senate leaders have not yet chosen a new committee chair.

Costello, a Democrat, will lose the post when Republicans take control of the House in January. His likely replacement, Rep. Tom Petri, R-Wis., was unavailable for comment on Friday, a spokeswoman said.

Until now, aircraft owners were only required to register once, when they purchased an aircraft. Errors accumulated over decades as new purchasers forgot to register, owners died, invalid addresses went uncorrected and junked aircraft went unreported, the FAA says.

In addition to law enforcement purposes, the FAA said it uses the database to contact owners about safety problems and locate planes that go missing.

Pilot groups said the outdated registry was not a security risk, noting the United States has other safeguards against terrorism.

The Transportation Security Administration does background checks on student pilots from other countries, air traffic controllers watch for suspicious flights, and the Department of Homeland Security has launched new computer systems to screen aircraft arriving from other countries.

EVERGREEN 0WNZ TEH CHEMTRAIL OPS IN GULF!

Photo of fire suppressant-equipped plane from Evergreen

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I got a kick out of a pretty interesting expose about Evergreen, which is a massive CIA cutout corporation created because the Church Commission was flushin' out a lot of covert ops. Evergreen's planes, many C-130s, were supposedly under the control of the US Forest Service for firefighting purposes, hence the tree name metaphor.

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Evergreen is still extremely active and gets a lot of contracts. Evergreen International Aviation, Inc.

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The website IntelHub.com posted that Evergreen is what else, engaged in spraying nasty chemtrails all over the place. Evergreen Air and a Secret Chemtrail Facility :

On Feb 18, 2010 NotForSale from the Intel Hub interviewed a whistleblower employed as a private contractor at an Evergreen Air facility. The information he provided was mind blowing. Never before had a whistleblower came forward about this top secret facility located in the Arizona desert north of Tucson. In the interview the whistleblower described how the facility is heavily secured by well armed personnel. During his time at the facility he was involved in retro fitting 727 and 747-c aircraft with liquid discharge tanks and aerosol sprayer devices. He has also confirmed reports of triangular black jets at the facility as well during his time there in the early 1990’s. It is also important to note that the facility owns fully functional warbirds that have been fully restored from WWII, where all of the weapon systems and bomb bay doors are operable on the craft. This type of craft is not authorized by civilian, public or private use within the U.S. This would indicate that Evergreen Air is indeed a CIA operation. The Whistleblower has also heard there is an underground base at the facility and confirms there is a possible “Black Helicopter” base on site as well.Note: Evergreen Air also specializes in unmanned aerial drones.

Riki Ott: ‘People Now Dropping Dead’ In the Gulf : - claimed here Evergreen is spraying dispersants around the Gulf even now. A ton of posts saying Evergreen is involved: Search Results evergreen :

JFK airport attacker (patsy) worked at Evergreen: ‘Plot to blow up New York airport would have made 9/11 look small’ - Times Online

It is claimed that Mr Defreitas, 63, a naturalised US citizen born in Guyana, told the informant that he wanted to attack the airport because in the early 1990s he had seen missiles being shipped to Israel while he was working for Evergreen International Aviation.

Great list here: Known CIA Fronts includes Evergreen.

SSP SCIENCE TEAM MEETS NASA OFFICIALS AT EVERGREEN AIR CENTER


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Nibbles from LewRockwell.com - William Norman Grigg:

“The CIA has always been involved in drug smuggling, and Evergreen or Air America has played a big role in it,” Kleiman told me in a recent phone interview. “When I was working Customs at JFK, we had this huge problem with airline personnel using their secure keys to give unauthorized access to 'sterile corridors' that bypassed Customs inspection. Quite often this involved drug smuggling, and I've got ample reason to believe that Evergreen and other CIA assets were involved in it.”

A few notes from AllSeeingI member @ AboveTopSecret: Chemtrails Flights Exposed - Evergreen Aviation (A CIA Front), page 1

EVERGREEN AVIATION...

Is possibly the largest Aviation and logistics company which is a major front for Government Black Ops. Also possibly the company responsible for the so-called Chemtrails Flights. Read what I have to say....

I have worked in a number or different aviation related jobs at a handful of airports over the past 15 years. I worked for FedEx for a few years as well as had direct contact with Evergreen Aviation and their employees.

The USPS (United States Postal Service) contracts all of the USPS Express mail, airmail, and overnight types of USPS services to FedEx because of the FedEx Express air logistics network which always has connecting overnight aircraft.

Evergreen Aviation is contracted by the USPS to pick-up the USPS shipments from FedEx. Evergreen Aviation then sorts the deliveries and USPS trucks pick-up the sorted deliveries and takes them to the individual post offices.

This system offers the perfect opportunity for a government run package logistics cover operation. Any airport which handles USPS can therefore be used to ship secret government shipments of ANYTHING (weapons, drugs, secret equipment, tech, documents, bombs, use your darkest imagination).

Also because the USPS is operated within the government the situation allows very easy financial back-scratching both ways and makes it easy to cover it up using and a combination of methods such as contracts, special accounts, and fake front companies to pay for the shipments. Just imagine how easy it would be for a guy in a suit to show up at a post office in Washington D.C. with a package and ship it overnight via the USPS and pays a huge amount for the service using a front-company government black-budget credit card to pay for it.

At my job with FedEx at two different airports, both times FedEx had this relationship with Evergreen Aviation. They would pick up the containers filled with USPS Express shipments from FedEx once we unloaded our FedEx aircraft. Then later, Evergreen would bring back outbound shipments for us to load on outbound FedEx aircraft.

I noticed a consistency with Evergreen Aviation at both locations: Their equipment and personnel were substandard. But from what I heard they were paid very well and had great benefits. This also sounds like a government operation: Contract work which is over-budgeted overpaid employees, equipment which is poorly maintained, and employees who don’t ask questions.  

And check it their website even promotes Weather Modification!

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Massive contracts: A bunch of these are clearly not the same Evergreen but it's funny:Federal Contracts to Contactor(s) matching "evergreen", FY 2007, list of contractors


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A moment for the Mad Cow Productions:

We can't touch this topic without referencing MadCowProd.com and Daniel Hopsicker, who was all up in the business with schemes like the massive Wachovia/Wells Fargo giga-moneylaundering conspiracies for years. Hopsicker has had to spend a lot of time on Venice, Florida, from whence the 9/11 flight trainer conspiracy and various other weird things have emerged. Supporting Hopsicker is worthwhile because as he sez: "Today’s Drug Lords don’t look like Tony Montana in “Scarface,” but preppy Yale and Harvard-educated scions of America’s traditional political elite, which in point of fact is what that they are."

Latest: Chairman Chavez, Oliver North & "co-conspirators not named as defendants"

From Tampa Bay to Timbuktu

New DEA Chief Tough on Chavez, Soft on American DrugLords

GOTCHA! 9/11 Heroin Pilot's 10-year Crime Spree Stopped

The Brassington FilesTeterboro Crash Trial Coverup

9/11 Drug Pilot Linked to Operation Blue Lightning

Pilot for 9/11 flight school considered "grave threat to national security"

Charter Company Ran Second Jet Off Runway

Arrested Pilot Flew Jets Owned by Clinton White House Official

CIA Drug Pilot Linked to Russian Mob

Pilot in New Jersey Crash Is Key Figure in Caribbean Probe

Dusty & 'the boys' - The CIA, the Narco-Republicans, & 5.5 tons of cocaine

etc etc.

Phoenix Air has its own shadyPlanez:

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PostScript: Tulsa has Epic DrugWar Corruption Explosion! Drugs, money, police, informants. Scandal in Tulsa. - Drug WarRant // Scandal Roils Tulsa Police - WSJ.com including fake informants!

For Moar: cryptogon.com excellent early writeup, FAA Loses Track of 119,000 Aircraft; Situation Could Facilitate Terrorism and Drug Trafficking.

.... more random bits - Via IntelHub, a researcher into rad energy systems had a creepy-as-hell VeriChip and tumor removed. Good luck Bob Boyce!!!! Bob Boyce's un-requested Verichip and associated tumor removed. SICK!

UPDATE 12/16: Consider Cryptome.info featuring the Aero operations: http://cryptome.info/cia-plane-nc.htm
Also this has some moar shells listed: http://www.wikiwatch.info/us-war/rendition/Shell-companies/

Statecraft Horrorshow! Wikileaks State Department Leakin Loose Top Sekrits PKK US sponsoring of terrorism to moaning about the French, what's next?

Ahk a quick link dump here. Wikileaks is expected to drop the big diplomatic cables starting with Der Spiegel . There's a new Wikileaks blog out there - Assange talked to some Arab reporters over videochat so apparently the fuzz hasn't gotten him yet. 2010-11-28: ARIJ Conference | WL Central . Livebloggin from teh france too ..

Maybe all launches here around 2200 GermanyTime? International - SPIEGEL ONLINE - Nachrichten

Wikileaks: The gathering storm - leaks leave US with few friends - Scotsman.com News

WikiLeaks And Its Brave New World - Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty © 2010 - from the CIA

IB Times to publish papers on global corruption - nice framing :)

McClatchy - Diplomats bracing!

j|turn » Next Up: The “War on Journalism”? - crackdown time, you know they are seizing domains these days! RawStory - Homeland Security

For more info see RapGodfather.com! Watch out all yr DNS belong to Homeland Security New IPR Rap Forum Fusion Center! I gotta throw this in:

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It looks like PKK Turkish /Kurdish militants going to get spilled out. The long running Ergenekon Deep State Network and the likes of corrupt ex-State operative Marc Grossman exposed in all their perfidy? We could hope... But how many hilarious new drug conspiracies?

Australian - http://www.theaustralian.com.au/news/world/wikileaks-breaking-us-laws-over-documents-state-department-tells-julian-assange/story-e6frg6so-1225962292953?from=public_rss

BBC cautious nibbles

The UK D-Notice is a show all its own! Statecraft Horrorshow! Guido Fawkes blog with DNotice Email is Hilarious!

Sunday Telegraph UK Floats this Theory:

The Sunday Telegraph has learnt that the first tranche of documents, to be published in full tomorrow after an initial release tonight, are expected to feature "lively commentaries" by US diplomats on world leaders, including Nelson Mandela, Robert Mugabe, the Zimbabwean president, Hamid Karzai, the president of Afghanistan, and Libya's Colonel Muammar Gaddafi of Libya.

Coalition sources say Tuesday's haul will deal with North and South Korea, as well as Guantánamo Bay, while Wednesday's tranche will include comments on Pakistan and counter-piracy operations in Djibouti.

Thursday will see attention focus on the Canadians and their "inferiority complex" while corruption allegations in Afghanistan will be under the spotlight on Friday. Saturday will cover Yemen while next Sunday will see the focus shift to China.

Video: Alex Jones vs. Wikileaks. Why does Alex Jones attack Wikileaks? : conspiracy

MORE FUN STUFF for the moment....


Mish's Global Economic Trend Analysis: To Ireland With Love

Many countries researching Killer Robots.

Federal False Flag Somali Bombing "attempt" in Portland: Another great moment in synthetic terrorism NY Times official narrative.   / Feds: Sting snares man planning to bomb tree-lighting ceremony | KATU.com / YouTube - "F.B.I. Cultivated Him For 18 Months" //

PAREvolution.com has the goods from the Pennsylvania Security bulletin data. file = here // Ruffalo on terror watch list | Celebrities | Entertainment | Toronto Sun

lol pitchfork media

why not buy a mac?

Silence Jesse FeMACamp episode? Jesse Ventura’s “Police State” Episode featuring Alex Jones and “We Are Change” Edited out of existence at truTV | We Are Change / forum

Revolutionary Politics::Revolutionary Politics : BP oil spill incident commander dies in small plane crash in FL - More children from Gulf with health problems — “Big, gaping wounds all over feet and inside of elbows” (VIDEO) | Florida Oil Spill Law

A Double POMO Fed Quantitative Ceremonial Magic is scheduled too!

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As for this messy post, sorry - Data Dumps: The Bane of E-Discovery — Slaw :-D .... Let the Cables Begin!

1972 CIA memo declares Nixonian resistance to declassifying illicit drug trafficking evidence -- design pattern of Fake War on Drugs over here

This is it, the droids you're looking for. This memo was published by Wayne Madsen and includes a reference to Alfred McCoy, whose book "The Politics of Heroin in Southeast Asia" was the first serious work to break loose the geopolitical underpinnings of state-sanctioned narcotics trafficking. [Full Text!]

Recently defeated US Rep Walt Minnick (Dem-Idaho) was apparently involved with Nixon-era White House politics. Despite the misspelling, Minnick, as deputy to Bud Krogh (Krogh has some kinda-interesting site including Nixon/Elvis notes). Krogh was the head of the Plumbers unit and gave the go-ahead of the 1971 burglary of Daniel Ellsberg's psychiatrist. He did 4.5 months for Watergate.

Anyway -- the point here is that the National Security Act of 1947 created a secret echelon of illegal activities which were classified, and therefore their existence was joined to the privileged alternate reality. Later formalities like the Bank Secrecy Act and Reagan's Executive Order 12333 (which gave cover formalized other aspects of the overall secret drug trafficking system.

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Wikipedia - "Minnick served as a staff assistant to President Richard Nixon on the White House Domestic Council from 1971–72 and as a deputy assistant director for the Office of Management and Budget from 1972-73. He was also involved in the creation of the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA). Minnick resigned from the administration in October 1973 in protest of the Watergate-era "Saturday Night Massacre" in which Nixon dismissed Attorney General Elliot Richardson, special prosecutor Archibald Cox, and others. Minnick is the only former Nixon administration staff member currently in Congress."

WayneMadsenReport.com: November 3, 2010 -- Obama faces the music from top Democrats - Wayne Madsen Report

In another election post-script, on September 22, 2010, WMR reported on the involvement of Representative Walt Minnick (D-ID) on the Nixon White House's national security team. WMR reported on a July 11, 1972, CIA memo concerning the CIA's involvement with drug trafficking from Southeast Asia. WMR's report stated: "The July 11 CIA memo also indicates that the CIA was prepared to declassify certain CIA reports on illicit drug trafficking in Indochina. The information was requested from the CIA by Representative Charles Rangel (D-NY) who requested the same information from John Ingersoll, the director of the U.S. Bureau of Narcotics and Dangerous Drugs, the forerunner of the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA). Ingersoll referred Rangel's request to the CIA.

The memo states, 'The whole problem has been taken up with the White House, where Walter Minick [sic], Bud Krogh's deputy, apparently opposes declassification of any material on the illicit drug traffic'.The memo also states, 'Rangel seems determined to press for a showdown. On 10 July he issued a public statement charging that CIA's 'paranoid quest for secrecy' was keeping vital information about the drug traffic from the American public, and that we were 'covering up for the international merchants of death.'

Minnick is now a Democratic congressman from Idaho who is running for re-election and is leading in polls in his race against Republican Raul Labrador. However, the CIA memo indicates that Minnick was involved in covering up the CIA's role in drug trafficking in 1972 while he was a member of the Nixon administration."

Yesterday, Labrador beat Minnick by 9 percentage points in Idaho.

There were a couple positives to the election, and surely displacing a Nixon-era pro-fakedrugwar congressman can be counted in the Good column.

FedWire and Wachovia / Wells Fargo = Pipeline for protected money laundering sez BCCI investigator Mazur

"It would be important for this task force to have access to records of the Federal Reserve and the central banks of cooperating nations to find out which financial institutions are depositing large amounts of American dollars. (If investigators had had such access years ago, it would have been easy for them to see the billions in currency that Wachovia was shipping from Mexico.) By getting access to wire systems operated by the Fed and the Society for Worldwide Interbank Financial Telecommunication, investigators could also identify and track the accounts for which banks convert cash into wire transfers. Here again, the information should be added to the database. Eventually, all this collected data could reveal a pattern of activity that would point to dirty bankers and businessmen."

plz forgive this allcaps moment: ^^ A CLEAR ENOUGH EXPLANATION WHY EVERYTHING IS A SCAM &/OR FARCE?!

Great post back on Sept 12 in NYT - Really excellent stuff that should not be ignored... speaks to the federal corrupt system at many levels. It boggles my imagination to consider the level of criminal indifference required to hide this all these years. See earlier - Barclays Bank criminal banking operations.

Robert Mazur, a former federal agent, is the author of “The Infiltrator,” a memoir about his undercover life as a money launderer. He is the president of a private investigative agency.

Follow the Dirty Money By ROBERT MAZUR

Published: September 12, 2010

LAST month, a federal district judge approved a deal to allow Barclays, the British bank, to pay a $298 million fine for conducting transactions with Cuba, Iran, Libya, Myanmar and Sudan in violation of United States trade sanctions. Barclays was discovered to have systematically disguised the movement of hundreds of millions of dollars through wire transfers that were stripped of the critical information required by law that would have enabled the world to know that for more than 10 years the bank was moving huge sums of money for enemy governments. Yet all federal prosecutors wanted to settle the problem was a small piece of the action.

When Judge Emmet Sullivan of federal district court in Washington, who ultimately approved the deal with Barclays, asked the obvious question, “Why isn’t the government getting rough with these banks?” the remarkable response was that the government had investigated but couldn’t find anyone responsible.

How preposterous. Banks can commit crimes only through the acts of their employees. Federal law enforcement agencies are simply failing to systematically gather the intelligence they need to effectively monitor the crime.

The Barclays deal was just one in a long line of wrist slaps that big banks have recently received from the United States. Last May, when ABN Amro Bank (now largely part of the Royal Bank of Scotland) was caught funneling money for the benefit of Iran, Libya and Sudan, it was fined $500 million, and no one went to jail. Last December, Credit Suisse Group agreed to pay a $536 million fine for doing the same. In recent years, Union Bank of California, American Express Bank International, BankAtlantic and Wachovia have all been caught moving huge sums of drug money, but no one went to jail. The banks just admitted to criminal conduct and paid the government a cut of their profits.

Wachovia alone had moved more than $400 billion for account holders in Mexico, $14 billion of which was in bulk currency that had been driven in armored cars or flown to the United States. Just who in Mexico did anyone think had that kind of cash? Of course, the government did a thorough investigation but could find no individuals responsible.

Bankers are escaping prosecution because law enforcement is failing to expose the evidence that some bankers market dirty money. Years after the transactions occur, any effort to prove what was known at the time is practically impossible. The bankers simply say they didn’t know where the money came from. Naturally, prosecutors look for ways to get around trying to prosecute those sorts of cases, and instead make deals.

It should be up to law enforcement agencies to bring prosecutors solid proof of what the bankers knew and said at the time they knowingly handled ill-gotten money. This is not difficult, only time-consuming.

In the 1990s, while I was a federal agent working to gather evidence against Colombian drug cartels, I spent a year and a half building a sophisticated undercover identity as a money launderer, with the help of a half-dozen informants and concerned citizens. Then, for the next two and a half years, I infiltrated the highest levels of one cartel and began dealing with their banking contacts. I recorded hundreds of conversations behind boardroom doors with sophisticated international bankers.

They readily gave me access to all the tools of their trade, starting with lawyers who knew how to create offshore corporations for crooks in places like Panama, Hong Kong, the British Virgin Islands and Gibraltar. The bankers also provided secret safe deposit boxes abroad, and arranged for currency to be shipped in safes to places like Dubai and Abu Dhabi, where large cash deposits are not recorded. My money could then be repatriated to the United States disguised as offshore loans. Account details were whispered in secret meetings so that paper never crossed borders. And any records sought by any government could simply be destroyed.

The evidence I gathered led, in the early 1990s, to the demise of the Bank of Credit and Commerce International, the seventh largest privately held bank in the world, and Capcom, a multinational commodities trading company. More important, it put a slew of bankers behind bars and got their tongues wagging, so much so that we learned where Manuel Noriega, the former Panamanian general, had hidden his fortune in payoffs from Colombian cartel leaders.

Revenues from global drug trafficking — estimated to add up to more than $400 billion a year — are just one small component of the money, known as flight capital, that criminals try to hide from governments. This capital also includes proceeds from things like tax evasion, trade with countries under sanctions and arms dealing. It’s big business. The desire to have a share in this business has led the private client divisions of many international banks to develop sophisticated skills to avoid scrutiny from regulators.

Tracking and confiscating the fortunes of terrorist organizations, drug cartels and organized criminals is important for national security, and yet no single federal law enforcement agency systematically investigates the international bankers and businessmen who launder this money. What’s needed is a small but elite multi-agency task force, including representatives of the intelligence community and accomplished members of law enforcement agencies from other nations, that could identify the institutions and businesses that handle the bulk of the dirty money flowing around the globe. A task force numbering 100 people or less, at least initially, could compile a database containing detailed information about bad banks and money launderers.

Some of this data could be culled from the various law enforcement agencies’ existing files. But investigators should also debrief the hundreds of high-level criminals now being held in our prisons to get detailed information about their allies in the banking and business community.

The task force should also try to identify every asset used by major criminal and terrorist organizations. If one of them buys a million-dollar airplane, for example, investigators should find out where the money to buy it came from. All this information should be kept in the same database.

It would be important for this task force to have access to records of the Federal Reserve and the central banks of cooperating nations to find out which financial institutions are depositing large amounts of American dollars. (If investigators had had such access years ago, it would have been easy for them to see the billions in currency that Wachovia was shipping from Mexico.) By getting access to wire systems operated by the Fed and the Society for Worldwide Interbank Financial Telecommunication, investigators could also identify and track the accounts for which banks convert cash into wire transfers. Here again, the information should be added to the database. Eventually, all this collected data could reveal a pattern of activity that would point to dirty bankers and businessmen.

To make use of this intelligence, undercover agents from around the world should be trained and equipped with the tools needed to infiltrate the banking and business community. Working with the information in the database, they could inflict a devastating blow to the fortunes of the underworld and its money launderers. Finally, the government would be able to prosecute the people personally responsible for laundering billions of dollars worth of criminal profits.

LinkBatch for August 19th 2010: In-Q-Tel CIA front funded Google Earth; Insane Clown Posse; Microdrones; Fructose tumors; Hamid Gul

Let's start with the FDA's plan to kill everyone: Junk food-addicted rats chose to starve themselves rather than eat healthy food.

Kind of amazed that the Iraq 'combat mission' officially ended, as this seven-year epic dominated my college experience & well basically shaped a whole era. But did FOXnews even honorably observe the conclusion of the troops operations? How could they, when they can instead set fires and blather about Alaska oil pipelines?

I has a sad over this NYC mosque concerntrolling fauxtroversy. After all an urban area laden with knicknacks, fast food, gambling and strip clubz cannot be besotted by a JCC/YMCA like cultural center. Cultural arsonists & jacobins like Palin and Gingrich are quite depressing, but even worse it seems like the White House can't really work the daily news cycle.

Nice work: "Hallowed Ground" // The uplifting response to my Ground Zero post

CIA CASH CONDUIT - In-Q-Tel: CIA Venture Capital fund already funded Google Earth, formerly known as Keyhole. In-Q-Tel's tax return brags of developing, providing this software to the intelligence community. This is why Google Earth Server/Enterprise edition is now the 'keystone' of fusion center geospatial intelligence systems. Cryptome has their hilarious tax returns! cia-in-q-tel-06.zip // cia-in-q-tel-07.zip // cia-in-q-tel-08.zip

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Check this lol fro the 2008 return page 38. This is your Google Earth to 'fuse data from maps, images, text and other sources" etc

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In-Q-Tel — News & Press - a cached 2003 press release via google-watch:

In-Q-Tel, a private nonprofit venture funded by the Central Intelligence Agency, today announced a strategic investment in Keyhole Corp., a pioneer of interactive 3D earth visualization. The investment, made in February 2003, was In-Q-Tel's first engagement with a company on behalf of the National Imagery and Mapping Agency (NIMA).

Also: CIA Invests in Open Source Lucene, Solr Search

Exclusive: Google, CIA Invest in ‘Future’ of Web Monitoring | dailyator.com:

The investment arms of the CIA and Google are both backing a company that monitors the web in real time — and says it uses that information to predict the future.

The company is called Recorded Future, and it scours tens of thousands of websites, blogs and Twitter accounts to find the relationships between people, organizations, actions and incidents — both present and still-to-come. In a white paper, the company says its temporal analytics engine “goes beyond search” by “looking at the ‘invisible links’ between documents that talk about the same, or related, entities and events.”

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Quick Hits from STELLAR WIND NSA eavesdropping program: You can Tap a Blago But You Can't Convince A Jury It's For Realz: Behind the legal fight over NSA's "Stellar Wind" surveillance, ‘Stellar Wind’ routinely eavesdropped on journalists and public officials, Analysis: Speculation rife about NSA’s STELLAR WIND project | intelNews.org, NSA’s meta-data email surveillance program exposed. Meanwhile also: Unnecessary lies: A whistleblower's perspective on Necessary Secrets.

Pretty good Debordian view of the spectacular fear process: t r u t h o u t | States of Paralysis: America's Surrender to the Spectacle of Terror // also OMG a revisiting of torturing small kids with tons of LSD for MKULTRA: t r u t h o u t | The Hidden Tragedy of the CIA's Experiments on Children! Wow.

Economics: Ex-Reaganite notes the pocalypse! Op-Ed Contributor - Four Deformations of the Apocalypse - NYTimes.com. Don't miss the Hindenburg Omen that caught big buzz in recent days -- technical indicators of a crash. Boston Fed’s New Excuse for Missing the Housing Bubble: NoneOfUscouddanode « naked capitalism. FT.com / Technology - US matches Indian call centre costs. Entering a Death Spiral?: Tensions Rise in Greece as Austerity Measures Backfire - SPIEGEL ONLINE - News - International

Sparkin up Prop19: Rolling Stone has some nibbles. Expect turnout! Good ol California Uber Alles himself, Jerry Brown, declared "We've got to compete with China... And if everybody's stoned, how the hell are we going to make it?" Drug War Victims - Drug WarRant

High Fructose Corn Syrup shown to turbocharge replication of pancreatic cancer cells: 'Fructose-Slurping' Cancer Could Sour the Soda Business - DailyFinance // Cancer cells slurp up fructose, US study finds | Reuters: "Tumor cells thrive on sugar but they used the fructose to proliferate. "Importantly, fructose and glucose metabolism are quite different," Heaney's team wrote." No surprise that different chemicals prompt wayward cells like tumors to behave differently. There's more to treating tumors than chemical warfare & tons of radiation. New study: 85% of Big Pharma's new drugs are "lemons" and pose health risks to users. YUCK!

Local Hacklabz & Resilient Communities: get constructive with the new spiffy parts fabber in a shipping container! RESILIENT COMMUNITY: Forget Afghanistan, These are Needed in Detroit etc. && LOL GLOBAL GUERRILLA: Julian Assange. Moar Hackerspaces! hackerspaces like these - JOURNAL: Forget Silicon Valley and Wall Street.

Kroll Spy Coverup Ops escalate: Journalist Exposes How Private Investigation Firm Hired by Chevron Tried to Recruit Her as a Spy to Undermine $27B Suit in Ecuadorian Amazon. Earlier: Cherkasky Buys Back Sleuthing Firm Kroll from Company That Fired Him. This new company is called Altegrity, and also has US Investigative Services, the main gatekeeper for federal security clearances. Sounds like a terrifying new private equity complex. Kroll, long known as the CIA of Wall Street, also epically failed to secure the WTC facility (and thus would have enabled the spiez to plant thermite in the Towers or whatever).

Faveblogz: BlackListed News // Cryptogon.com // The Agonist . Sads: Pakistan: Over four million rendered homeless by floods, says UN. Radioactive Smoke from Fires in Chernobyl Fallout Zone. Companies Rush to Issue Riskier Debt as Investors Look for Higher Returns. Mind-Controlling Parasites Date Back Millions of Years | Bizarre Parasite Fungus | LiveScience

Great analysis on Sic Semper Tyrannis including Sic Semper Tyrannis : Of Chess and Baseball - David Habakkuk, illustrating how if Iran didn't command Hezbollah to retaliate after an Israeli airstrike, it would be a hell of a good chess move. Also Sic Semper Tyrannis : The Old and The New - Sale

Just add settler bits: The right's latest weapon: 'Zionist editing' on Wikipedia - Haaretz. Al-Manar AKA the Hezbollah news site, sez Al-ManarTV:: Israel-US Increase Military Cooperation, Hold Joint Exercises 15/08/2010.

Establishment == Sugarcoating Dismal Realities: Porno for Pessimists - BlackListed News. FBI issues more top secret clearance for terrorism cases - USATODAY. Tales from Stasiland: The letter that makes you disappear—By Scott Horton (Harper's). Conservative kiddos try to sing, get repressed & resist. Way to learn! The Return Of Civil Disobedience | Personal Liberty Digest: "This is America, we sing the national anthem. Who says on the Lincoln Memorial we can’t sing the national anthem, that’s what I want to know?” I don't agree that Lincoln was a "tyrannical dictator" compared to the slave masters, but hey I'm just a Yank.

UK noise grows over murdered Mr Kelly: Dr David Kelly was on a hitlist, says UN weapons expert as calls grow for full inquest | Mail Online

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Hamid Gul is a lolcat! The Pakistani ex-ISI honcho gives a really good interview on Alex Jones.

Asset forfeiture sucks: The Government's License To Steal - Reason Magazine
Insane Clown Posse, magic magnets and feces: Insane Clown Posse: a magnet for ignorance... "Juggalo culture is what happens when hip-hop settles in the poverty-stricken cities and suburbs of America's rust belt."
Wow.. Seriously I had no idea all this was going on, I've ignored the whole thing, though recently heard about how ICP was actually a weird Christian indoctrination trick & the Dark Carnival motif was essentially a honeypot to get yokels into Christ. However they have apparently foisted a really bad movie, Big Money Rustlas (2010) / wiki . All this time I didn't understand where wiggers and their apparent subtype, juggalos, came from. Wow... And it's all due to Detroit. Look at all the merch.
ICP fans cause hardship in Hardin County. Who can dispute they are the most degenerate cultural force in America? Insane Clown Posse: Tila's Beatdown Was Her Own Fault and after attacking Tila Tequila they pegged Method Man, who will sue. Insane Midwestern Clown-Rap Fans Claim Second Victim // Was Tila Tequila Attacked with Feces by Raging Juggalos? (Yes. Updated). And Gawker also informs us American Apparel is going broke so their news isn't all disgusting.
ICP is a strange, strange thing which exalts violent ignorance - see Double Rainbow Guy and The Insane Clown Posse, in re "Fucking magnets, how do they work? // And I don’t wanna talk to a scientist // Y’all motherfuckers lying, and getting me pissed
In this, as in all things, I must support WU TANG. Nothin to fuck with! These bastards blamed Tila. (statement) How did this website get designed? Worst of all, Coolio got a tattoo in homage to these people and Juggalo is spelled wrong.
******Few more final bits: In Twist, Nonprofits Honor Technology’s Failures - NYTimes.com. Fun sites: The Top 100 Web Sites of 2010 - Undiscovered: Info | PCMag.com. CNSNews.com - EXCLUSIVE: Arizona Sheriff: Border Patrol Has Retreated from Parts of Border Because It’s ‘Too Dangerous’. What? Robert Lanza, M.D.: Does the Past Exist Yet? Evidence Suggests Your Past Isn't Set in Stone. Tell that to the debt collectors! Hm re Franken: The Mirthless Senate - Opinionator Blog - NYTimes.com, based onFilibusters and arcane obstructions in the Senate : The New Yorker... Nice articles. Till next time, unless they hit the kill switch!

2010 Oklahoma City Bombing Conspiracy Notes for April 19; Eric Holder's Trentadue Mission; SPLC Cutout @ Elohim City; CIA, National Geospatial Intelligence Agency roles

Jesse Trentadue: …who’s testifying about Howe had reported that the plan to bomb the Murrah building four months in advance, had gone with Strassmeir and others to scout the target – the first thing the U.S. Attorney does when Graham stops testifying is ask the judge to seal the transcript, and the judge says why, and he says, "We don’t want it getting out and mucking up the McVeigh trial: the fact that here an ATF agent, an informant, had gone to Oklahoma City to scout the Murrah building to be bombed with people other than McVeigh four months in advance." And the judge granted the order, and he ordered the transcript sealed.

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Jesse Trentadue is an attorney whose brother got killed in prison, probably because the FBI thought he was the Oklahoma City Bombing's enigmatic John Doe #2. Trentadue has been seeking justice for years and has finally hit an unexpected CIA FOIA lawsuit wall in the cases.

The line is still more-or-less that McVeigh was in with a bunch of FBI / ATF informants -- making the whole thing a preventable false flag attack. Also discussed here is the role of the Southern Poverty Law Center, which may have done cutout informant operations for the FBI because they couldn't get into Elohim City as a specifically "religious" compound.

Also a white supremacist style Midwestern bank robbery ring that McVeigh apparently ran with had some undercover operatives. Roger Moore, a gun dealer and wealthy veteran of the aviation world, was "held up" by Terry Nichols apparently to provide the Kinestiks needed for the Murrah bombing.

Nichols claims McVeigh spilled the beans that one top FBI agent named Potts was controlling or handling McVeigh. The a Nichols deposition about the subject is in the file directory listed below.

Additionally the FBI has obviously tampered with the videocamera evidence and in fact the video expert from the OJ Simpson trial died of a "heart attack" after telling them the tapes were obviously erased! Between that, Trentadue's unlucky brother, and one of the bank robbers, the full spectrum of international and domestic espionage operations setting up Oklahoma City emerge.

Nichols claimed McVeigh knew Elohim City was "ATF City", i.e. obviously loaded with informants, but he wanted to go there and do it anyway with the various other agencies, almost as a kind of audience or support grid for a false flag attack in Oklahoma City -- perhaps McVeigh wanted to play it out and see if they would let him pull this off?

The new CIA angle is probably related to information about Andreas Strassmeir, the German national who was involved as an informant for possibly the German BND service as well as the FBI or ATF.

Additionally there is a good discussion of how the oh-so-wonderful Southern Poverty Law Center was running informant activities, probably operating as an FBI cutout, at Elohim City. Another element is how current US Attorney General Eric Holder was the direct lead DOJ goon for covering up Trentadue's murder.

Previously in 2007: New 1995 Oklahoma City bombing conspiracy video from BBC! GOP's Rohrabacher rebukes FBI for coverup?? | HongPong.com.

First a couple other things from Antiwar.com. Kudos to them for following this. The wall of secrecy goes right to the usual suspects.

Populism, Left and Right by Justin Raimondo -- Antiwar.com

At Least 50 Killed in Pakistan’s Weekend of Bombings -- News from Antiwar.com

Defense Spending Is Much Greater than You Think | The Beacon

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Key interview lays it out: They Are Lying to You About the Oklahoma City Bombing by Scott Horton -- Antiwar.com

Scott Horton interviews Jesse Trentadue, April 19, 2010

Interview conducted March 30, 2010. Listen to the interview. Scott’s collection of OKC audio clips here. Scott’s collection of Jesse Trentadue’s court files here.

For Antiwar.com and KAOS radio 95.9 in Austin, Texas, I’m Scott Horton. This is Antiwar Radio. And our first guest on the show today is Jesse Trentadue. He’s an attorney from Salt Lake City, Utah. Welcome to the show, Jesse, how’re you doing?

Jesse Trentadue: Thank you very much.

Scott Horton: I really appreciate you joining us here. All right, so, I guess I’ll give a short introduction to the story here, just to catch everybody up, and I’ll try to make the long story short if I can: Jesse’s brother, Kenneth Michael Trentadue, was tortured to death in federal custody in the summer of 1995. And it turns out the reason, the probable reason anyway that he was tortured to death in federal custody, was because it was a case of mistaken identity. They were trying to get him to admit that he was a guy named Richard Lee Guthrie, who was one of the John Does suspected in the Oklahoma City bombing. And Kenneth Trentadue, unfortunately, was just at the wrong place at the wrong time with the wrong color hair, the wrong truck, the wrong dragon tattoo on his arm, and they were just convinced that he was Richard Guthrie, and he paid for it with his life. And a massive cover-up commenced, but they didn’t realize that they were messing with Jesse Trentadue, who happens to be a lawyer in Utah and knows how to work the system to, well, approach a remedy and justice. And so this is how Jesse’s story has become one with the story, the true story, of what happened behind the Oklahoma City bombing. And just in the last week Jesse has gotten refused by the court on some motions, some Freedom of Information Act suits that he had filed against the Central Intelligence Agency for any files that they had about the Oklahoma City bombing, and even though the files that he was suing for were denied, the judge’s decision on why he was denied was full of all kinds of extra interesting things itself. So, do I have that basically right, Jesse? Please correct me if I went off the story anywhere there, and then maybe please let’s get into what the judge’s decision actually said here.

Trentadue: Nope, I think you’re absolutely right. And one of the things your listeners should know is, I didn’t start out to solve the Oklahoma City bombing. I started out to find out who killed my brother, and as it happened, every lead I came across took me back to the bombing in Oklahoma City in April of 1995, including a message I received from Tim McVeigh shortly before he was executed. I mean they sent me a message that when he saw my brother’s picture and heard what happened to him, he said that I want you to know that essentially the FBI probably killed him because they thought he was John Doe 2, who was Richard Lee Guthrie.

[......]Horton: All right, well, so, what do we find out this week? What’s in these new documents? This judge told you, no, basically, your latest suit from Freedom of Information Act against the CIA has failed, correct?

Trentadue: It has, but, as you pointed out, [the judge] did a lot for me and he did a lot for the American people. He told us things that otherwise we would never have known. What happened is, I, in order to document the link between my brother’s murder and the bombing, and the connection to Guthrie, I filed a number of Freedom of Information Act suits. I sued the FBI. This time I sued the CIA. And it was sort of on a hunch, I said to the CIA I want all documents showing your involvement in the Oklahoma City bombing or prior knowledge of that attack. And they came back and gave me 37 blank pages, 12 documents all together, 37 blank pages, and they were stamped Secret, National Security. And they said, "Oh by the way, we have all these other documents that are so super secret we can’t even give you blank pages." So…

Trentadue: Well, I sued them and said I want those documents, and the judge, of course, they came in, and it’s the very first time anyone in my Freedom of Information suits has ever asserted national security and the exemption of producing. And that’s like, it’s a rock that you can’t get around, once the government throws up national security. And they did more than that. They said to release these documents would pose a grave threat to the security of the United States of America. And the judge’s hands are tied at that point. It’s like a shield that he can’t go beyond, behind. But what he did, and I think he did this intentionally, is he wrote his opinion to let me know and the public know that there was a foreign connection to the Oklahoma City bombing. And he goes through it and he discusses the CIA’s assistance in helping prosecute Tim McVeigh and Terry Nichols. And he talks about the contacts with foreign informants, foreign witnesses. He paints a very clear picture that there was foreign involvement, and of course there has to be because the CIA is a foreign intelligence agency. By law it cannot operate within the borders of the United States unless, unless there is a foreign element here.

......Horton: Well, now, do you have any real indication as to what he’s talking about, if this is perhaps, you know, has to do with Andreas Strassmeir or whether this is, you know, along the lines of Jayna Davis and the American Enterprise Institute and trying to pin it on Middle Easterners?

Trentadue: I think it, I think it was Strassmeir, a German national and a former Army officer and counterterrorist person from the Republic of Germany. That’s my opinion. Of course he doesn’t say who, but it’s my feeling that’s the person.

.......Trentadue: No, but I think it’s significant, what he’s done. I mean, in one of the documents is talking about trying to extradite an organized crime figure from another country, that’s part of the bombing prosecution. And these things are, this is happening after, after the FBI says "We’ve caught Tim McVeigh and Terry Nichols, they’re the ones who did it, end of story." So, long after they’re telling the American public that, the CIA is running down witnesses and suspects in foreign countries for the FBI and the Department of Justice. But, I think this was important for a number of reasons. It’s the first time it’s ever been documented, no one even suspected, that the CIA was involved in the Oklahoma City bombing. And, more than that, one of the things that came out is they actually had the Geospatial Intelligence Agency involved. Now I imagine very few if any of your listeners know what that is, and I certainly didn’t until the name came up in these CIA documents. And that’s the spy satellite program the CIA operates. So you have not only the CIA involved, you have the spy satellite folks involved.

Horton: Well, you know, I wonder, after all these releases, have you figured out who was running Strassmeir exactly? I mean, it seems like it would be kind of strange if the CIA was running him the whole time and then they go doing a big investigation about him after the fact, you know?

Trentadue: I think it was a joint operation between the FBI and the German government. You remember the people they targeted were the emerging neo-Nazi movement. It came to life in the United States. It was being exported back to Europe. The German government was petrified that this would take root there. And so I think it was a joint effort by the German government and the United States through the FBI to do this, infiltrate these groups. And I’ve come across a name that makes me believe that is so, because they refer to this operation as PatCon, the FBI did, P-A-T-C-O-N, which was an acronym for Patriot Conspiracy. And I think the objective was to infiltrate the militia movement, and they targeted this group, a potentially dangerous group in eastern Oklahoma who lived in a compound called Elohim City. Strassmeir worked his way into that compound as the explosives and weapons inspector, and I think he was an agent provocateur. I think he ginned those folks up to bomb the Murrah building.

Horton: Yeah, it does seem to be a question of – well and I don’t to get too far into speculation here because honestly after all these years, you know, my memory fails, and also I’m not so sure anymore about some of the things I used to think I was more sure about, but it certainly seems as though, you know, Strassmeir was not the only FBI agent or informant in on this and that there’s enough hard evidence to show, well for example, the last time we spoke we talked about how the ATF informant, Carol Howe, was reporting back on this group of, you know, terrorist plotters and even as admitted by her ATF handler under oath, she even went with them to case the building, and then the next day drove her ATF handler on the same route and said "That’s the building we cased," before the bombing ever even happened. And, so it sure is, it sure seems pretty clear to me that, you know, there was some kind of infiltration, as you said, going on there, but then I guess the question comes down to, doesn’t it, whether it was a sting that got out of control or whether this guy Strassmeir’s mission actually was to get a bombing done. I mean, after all, there was a bombing, killed 168 people. Somebody built that bomb.

Trentadue: Carol Howe reported that four months before the bomb went off. In one of the documents reported this to the ATF, she went with Strassmeir and others to scout the target. One of the documents that came out as a result of my suing the FBI was a teletype from FBI headquarters, then Director Louis Freeh, to his field office in Oklahoma City saying that two days before the bombing McVeigh had called Elohim City to speak with Strassmeir asking for more help to carry out the attack. I mean, they clearly knew, clearly knew in advance it was going to happen. Now this is something you struggle with and I struggle with, did it go south on them, was the plan to catch the people in the act, or did they really want it to happen. I – God I had to think it – as much as I hate the FBI, I hate to think it’s the latter. You have to look at what they get when there’s a terrorist attack. They get all new funding, they get the Patriot Act, they get all these other laws that take away our rights.

.......Horton: All right, now, for anybody who remembers back then who paid attention and tried to have an unbiased eye to what was going on, I think it was pretty apparent that the trials of McVeigh and Nichols both in Denver were ridiculous sham fake trials, the kind that you would expect to see in some Third World dictatorship or something. They did nothing but bring witness after witness to talk about how sad they were and then they did nothing but exclude anybody who could shed light on what actually happened there. And in fact, I have the clip here, I guess I won’t play it now, I might try to stick it on the end of the interview here, but there’s a clip from "60 Minutes" where one of McVeigh’s jurors says, "Well, you know, if he didn’t do it, I would expect for someone to come in and testify that, you know, he was with me that day or something, and since that didn’t happen, I had to go ahead and convict." In other words, the state did not prove their case at all, the national government, the U.S. Attorney’s office, did not prove their case beyond saying we’re really, really sure it was McVeigh. Now, I don’t doubt that it was McVeigh, or not very much, I guess I got a 1% doubt, but – maybe less than 1% – but certainly there is no doubt whatsoever that they refused to put on a real trial because if they put on a real trial all this stuff about the prior knowledge and Andreas Strassmeir and Carol Howe and all the rest of it would have come out. In fact, you know, if I’m going to go as far as compare it to a Third World dictatorship, let me go ahead and add the detail, they indicted Carol Howe for having a pipe in her garage and white supremacist literature consistent with her costume as undercover informant and charged her with conspiracy to bomb people so that she would be under indictment at the time of the McVeigh trial and unable to testify. And then as soon as the trial was over they dropped the charges against her, they didn’t even try to prosecute her. It was just a scheme to keep her off the stand, even though Stephen Jones, the lawyer, tried to subpoena her over and over again, obviously.

Trentadue: …who’s testifying about Howe had reported that the plan to bomb the Murrah building four months in advance, had gone with Strassmeir and others to scout the target – the first thing the U.S. Attorney does when Graham stops testifying is ask the judge to seal the transcript, and the judge says why, and he says, "We don’t want it getting out and mucking up the McVeigh trial: the fact that here an ATF agent, an informant, had gone to Oklahoma City to scout the Murrah building to be bombed with people other than McVeigh four months in advance." And the judge granted the order, and he ordered the transcript sealed.

.......Trentadue: And it gets more incredible, I mean, one of the things I have is I have affidavits from the people who knew how the surveillance system worked in the Murrah building including one from an Oklahoma City police officer who was on the scene immediately after the blast trying to find survivors and rescue them and they’re ordered out of the building and the FBI takes the cameras down. I mean…

Horton: Mmhmm. Well, and you know there were three different bomb scares after the bombing where they said "We found an undetonated bomb, everybody run." And I guess I used to just be convinced that that meant that they found an undetonated bomb, but maybe there was something else going on there. I guess JD Cash thought that there were not internal explosives but that the ATF, for example, had a tow missile up in their offices that they had to get rid of and maybe some other things. And I guess you’re saying it sounds like one of these bomb scares was about getting rid of the security cameras.

Trentadue: It was. They went in immediately and took the cameras down off the building. And why, within minutes of the blast, when people are searching frantically due to rubble trying to rescue the people and save lives, would the FBI order the rescuers out and then remove the cameras?

........Horton: All right, now, what do you have, and you know, I just, I shouldn’t make this personal, but I guess I kind of am making it personal. Every day I turn on TV and somebody from the Southern Poverty Law Center is saying that anyone who does not approve of whatever the administration is doing at any given time is basically a neo-Nazi, basically responsible for the Oklahoma City bombing. If you’re a member of the Tea Party movement, which I am certainly not and have not much in common with, but according to them, if you’re a member of the Tea Party movement, then, well, you’re basically John Doe No. 2. And, you know, it’s extra frustrating to me since John Doe 2 apparently was an undercover FBI informant and they get to go ahead and continue to, you know, beat any dissent against a Democratic [Party] controlled government over the head with this bombing. Um, but it’s always somebody from the Southern Poverty Law Center who is the guest, the expert guest, who gets to tell us how many hate groups there are in America at any given time and conflate basically anybody to the right of Rachel Maddow together with Timothy McVeigh. And so I’m kinda curious to know what evidence you have, Jesse, that the Southern Poverty Law Center was in any way involved with the neo-Nazi/cops who did the Oklahoma bombing.

Trentadue: Well it appears, and first of all, I agree with you, it’s a sad state in our country’s history where to voice an opinion means you’re attacked from one side or the other. It means you no longer discuss things as a nation or a people. That we’ve become so divided now that you’re either one side or the other or forced into one side or the other. But for the Southern Poverty Law Center, they had, and they’ve had – they had apparently informants, another level of informant, at Elohim City at the same time that Strassmeir and Carol Howe and the other government informants were there. These documents that I’ve had them produce, and not widely reported on, refer to the Southern Poverty Law Center reporting to the FBI the information it was receiving from its informants at Elohim City about the bombing.

Horton: Now do you know who those informants were?

Trentadue: I do not.

Horton: Are there any indications whether…

Trentadue: The names are blacked out. The FBI pleaded with the judge not to turn over any of the documents because they said they had guaranteed five or six people anonymity and confidentiality and it would expose them to risk of their life if their names were disclosed, and the judge said "Well, black out the names but turn the documents over." So I have documents talking about the informants, but the informants’ names are redacted or blacked out. By their own admission they’ve had five or six there that they had promised protection.

Horton: Hmm. But I guess, are there any other… because, you know, I remember JD Cash talking about this back in the day and I forget whether he said there was any other indication as to the identities of the informants that were working with Morris Dees.

Trentadue: I suspect that Strassmeir was reporting to the Southern Poverty Law Center too.

Horton: See that was something about this, right? – was Janet Reno’s order restricting, I think this is what JD Cash told me, that there was a guideline from the Justice Department that went down that said or that in some way restricted the authority of the FBI to infiltrate groups.

Trentadue: A religious compound. I talked to JD about that and he’s absolutely right. He believed that it was a cutout operation that the FBI was, that the Southern Poverty Law Center was a straw man being run by the FBI in this operation because the FBI could not, because it was a governmental entity, invade this religious compound. And Elohim City claimed to be a right-wing Christian fundamentalist compound.

Horton: Well but there’s all kinds of other evidence that any number of these guys were actually working for the FBI as either cops or like perhaps Strassmeir paid informants, people who’ve been, you know, threatened with prosecution and then turned state’s witness and, you know, should we go down the list here? I mean there’s quite a bit of FBI work going on at Elohim City. Was it all being outsourced through the SPLC?

Trentadue: I don’t know, but I think a large part may have been, at least from the documents that I’ve been given, I mean, or that the judge has ordered released. They were very active there. But I don’t think it was all run through them. The ATF for example had Carol Howe and probably others.

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