Sovereign Citizens A Growing Domestic Threat to Law Enforcement By the FBI’s Counterterrorism Analysis Section

This is a little old, but it is pretty interesting to see the law-enforcement side. Monitoring a Sheriff’s website clued me into the fact that those little police fundraising efforts where their walk up to your vehicle’s window is just a way to look into your shit without a warrant.

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Sovereign Citizens A Growing Domestic Threat to Law Enforcement By the FBI’s Counterterrorism Analysis Section

http://www.fbi.gov/stats-services/publications/law-enforcement-bulletin/september-2011/sovereign-citizens#disablemobile

They could be dismissed as a nuisance, a loose network of individuals living in the United States who call themselves “sovereign citizens” and believe that federal, state, and local governments operate illegally. Some of their actions, although quirky, are not crimes. The offenses they do commit seem minor: They do not pay their taxes and regularly create false license plates, driver’s licenses, even currency.

However, a closer look at sovereign citizens’ more severe crimes, from financial scams to impersonating or threatening law enforcement officials, gives reason for concern. If someone challenges (e.g., a standard traffic stop for false license plates) their ideology, the behavior of these sovereign-citizen extremists quickly can escalate to violence. Since 2000, lone-offender sovereign-citizen extremists have killed six law enforcement officers. In 2010, two Arkansas police officers stopped sovereign-citizen extremists Jerry Kane and his 16-year-old son Joseph during a routine traffic stop on Interstate 40. Joseph Kane jumped out of the vehicle and opened fire with an AK-47 assault rifle, killing both officers.

The sovereign-citizen threat likely will grow as the nationwide movement is fueled by the Internet, the economic downturn, and seminars held across the country that spread their ideology and show people how they can tap into funds and eliminate debt through fraudulent methods. As sovereign citizens’ numbers grow, so do the chances of contact with law enforcement and, thus, the risks that incidents will end in violence. Law enforcement and judicial officials must understand the sovereign-citizen movement, be able to identify indicators, and know how to protect themselves from the group’s threatening tactics.

Ideology and Motivation

The FBI considers sovereign-citizen extremists as comprising a domestic terrorist movement, which, scattered across the United States, has existed for decades, with well-known members, such as Terry Nichols, who helped plan the Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, bombing. Sovereign citizens do not represent an anarchist group, nor are they a militia, although they sometimes use or buy illegal weapons. Rather, they operate as individuals without established leadership and only come together in loosely affiliated groups to train, help each other with paperwork, or socialize and talk about their ideology. They may refer to themselves as “constitutionalists” or “freemen,” which is not necessarily a connection to a specific group, but, rather, an indication that they are free from government control. They follow their own set of laws. While the philosophies and conspiracy theories can vary from person to person, their core beliefs are the same: The government operates outside of its jurisdiction. Because of this belief, they do not recognize federal, state, or local laws, policies, or regulations. 1

One prevalent sovereign-citizen theory is the Redemption Theory, which claims the U.S. government went bankrupt when it abandoned the gold standard basis for currency in 1933 and began using citizens as collateral in trade agreements with foreign governments. 2 These beliefs can provide a gateway to illegal activity because such individuals believe the U.S. government does not act in the best interests of the American people. By announcing themselves as sovereign citizens, they are emancipated from the responsibilities of being a U.S. citizen, including paying taxes, possessing a state driver’s license, or obeying the law.

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Indicators

Sovereign citizens often produce documents that contain peculiar or out-of-place language. In some cases, they speak their own language or will write only in certain colors, such as in red crayon. Several indicators can help identify these individuals.

References to the Bible, The Constitution of the United States, U.S. Supreme Court decisions, or treaties with foreign governments 8

Personal names spelled in all capital letters or interspersed with colons (e.g., JOHN SMITH or Smith: John) Signatures followed by the words “under duress,” “Sovereign Living Soul” (SLS), or a copyright symbol (©) Personal seals, stamps, or thumb prints in red ink The words “accepted for value” 9

They also carry fraudulent drivers’ licenses to indicate their view that law enforcement does not have the authority to stop their vehicle or may write “No Liability Accepted” above their signature on a driver’s license to signify that they do not accept it as a legitimate identification document.

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Russia Bans Genetically Modified Corn From US Due To Breast Cancer Fears

I wrote a zine that had a “Population Control is Easy” article periodically. It’s time to revisit that….

Russia Bans Genetically Modified Corn From US Due To Breast Cancer Fears

 

Lee Rannals
RedOrbit
Wed, 26 Sep 2012 14:26 CDT
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Russia is halting all shipments of American corn due to a study that revealed a higher risk in breast cancer.The country has suspended the import and use of American genetically modified (GM) corn after a study suggested a link to breast cancer and organ damage. The European Food Safety Authority has followed up the action with its own review into the research.

Other countries may soon follow Russia’s footsteps in taking the extreme measures to keep the carcinogenic corn away from its consumers.

Researchers from a French university reported in a respected scientific journal that they found raised levels of breast cancer, liver and kidney damage in the GM corn, which carries the name NK603.

The trials found evidence that consumption of minuscule amounts of commonly used weed killer, Roundup, was associated with a raised risk of cancer as well. Both the GM corn, and Roundup are created by biotech company Monsanto.

Rospotrebnadzor, Russia’s consumer rights watchdog, said that it has suspended the import and use of the Monsanto GM corn in the country. It also said the country’s Institute of Nutrition has been asked to assess the validity of the study.

Currently, GM corn is not on supermarket shelves in Europe, but it is still used to be fed to farm animals, such as hens, pigs and dairy cows.

Monsanto said last week that it did not think the French study would affect its license to export the NK603 to Europe.

“Based on our initial review, we do not believe the study presents information that would justify any change in EFSA’s views on the safety of genetically modified corn products or alter their approval status for genetically modified imports,” the company said in a statement.

Over the last week, Pro-GM scientists have undermined the French study by criticizing the way the study was conducted. However, independent scientists have praised the team’s work.

During the study, scientists fed Roundup Ready corn to rats for two years, and reported that both females and males developed cancer and died at higher rates than controls used in the experiment.

A spokesman for Monsanto said on Tuesday that Russia’s ban on the corn would not have much of an affect.

“Russia is a net exporter of grain, so the actual impact of their temporary suspension, if any, is likely to be small,” the spokesman said in a statement.

The French government ordered its food-safety agency to review the study last week, saying it would seek an immediate ban on European Union imports of crop if the study’s findings were found to be conclusive.

9/25/2012 — Bayou Corne, LA — White House Petition for Federal Help

Spread the word ! GET THIS TO THE PEOPLE OF LOUISIANA !!! PLEASE !!

This is made at the request of the town hall meeting attendees in Bayou Corne, Louisiana.

Per their pleas for help, I have created this petition to request the Federal Government to seize control of the Bayou Corne sinkhole disaster, and to declare it a national disaster.

(in order for this request to make the desk of the President we need 25,000 signatures ASAP !)

Adepto ‘er Perfectus = Get ‘er Done !

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petition links:  please share !!!

https://petitions.whitehouse.gov/petition/immediately-appoint-federal-team-assume-control-management-sinkhole-disaster-bayou-corne-la/hjBfgFYR

short link:

http://wh.gov/BrqL

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link below to all four videos of the Bayou Corne, Louisiana town hall meeting … where NO officials showed up .. no local, state, federal, emergency, police, or private industry representatives decided to come — even though they were requested to appear by the people of the area!

I personally see this…

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WWIII is Coming >> YouTube: Nadeem

A very concise presentation concerning the “PetroDollar” and why the current concerns in the middle east are solely due to a gangster style oil/dollar racket.

Fluoride vs Cannabis. Which makes you dumber? – from The Daily Cheese

Fluoride vs Cannabis. Which makes you dumber?—The Daily Cheese

From the Daily Cheese

This chemical commonly added to water supplies and an ingredient in toothpaste could be causing harm to you and your children, using it may increase the risk hypothyroidism — and other health concerns.

What is Fluoride?

Fluoride is an element from the halogen group, as are iodide and chloride. It is commonly added to the water supply as hydrofluosilicic acid, silicofluoride or sodium fluoride. Fluoride is also found as an additive in toothpastes and some mouthwashes, as a tooth decay preventive ingredient.

Why is Fluoride Used?

Fluoride is used to fight tooth decay in children. The key initial studies purporting to demonstrate its effectiveness as an anti-cavity fighting compound were performed back in the 1940s. Those studies, conducted in Grand Rapids, MI in 1945, in Newburgh, NY in 1945, in Brantford, Ontario in 1945, and in Evanston, IL in 1947, are now being called into question. According to Dr. Philip Sutton, author of “The Greatest Fraud: Fluoridation” *A Factual Book, Lorne, Australia, 1996), these studies are actually of dubious scientific quality.

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The most recognized problem with the ingestion of too much fluoride is dental fluorosis. This condition is characterized by the failure of tooth enamel to crystallize properly in permanent teeth. The effects range from chalky, opaque blotching of teeth to severe, rust-colored stains, surface pitting and tooth brittleness.

This condition, though worrisome, may not be the key concern, at least according to some researchers. Dr. Phyllis Mullenix believes, based on her research, that fluoride acts in a way that lowers the I.Q. of children (“Neurotoxicity of Sodium Fluoride in Rats”, Mullenix, P. Neurotoxicology and Teratology, 17 (2), 1995).

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Did you know that sodium Fluoride is also one of the basic ingredients in both PROZAC (FLUoxetene Hydrochloride) and Sarin Nerve Gas (Isopropyl-Methyl-Phosphoryl FLUORIDE) – (Yes, folks the same Sarin Nerve Gas that terrorists released on a crowded Japanese subway train!). Let me repeat: the truth the American public needs to understand is the fact that Sodium Fluoride is nothing more (or less) than a hazardous waste by-product of the nuclear and aluminum industries. In addition to being the primary ingredient in rat and cockroach poisons, it is also a main ingredient in anesthetic, hypnotic, and psychiatric drugs as well as military NERVE GAS!

This is a great article with video and tons of data concerning fluoridation. Please read more at: Fluoride vs Cannabis. Which makes you dumber?

“Post-Israel Middle East”

Over the last week there have been a few very alarming revelations in the news.  I feel that the endgame has started.

The first story comes from Foreign Policy Journal, 28 August 2012: http://www.foreignpolicyjournal.com/2012/08/28/us-preparing-for-a-post-israel-middle-east/

US Preparing for a Post-Israel Middle East?

August 28th, 2012 by Franklin Lamb

BEIRUT — Congresswoman Illena Ros-Lehtinen will have her hands full as she makes the political and social rounds at this month’s Republican National Convention. Illena is the only female committee chair in the House of Representatives and arguably Israel’s most ardent agent. She is a constant thorn in the Obama administration’s side, regularly castigating the president for playing “political games with U.S. foreign policy” and being “soft on Iran” and undermining the legitimacy of Israel. Ros-Lehtinen is a congressional cheer leader also for her Jewish voters in Florida—a key battleground in the rapidly approaching US presidential election. Most recently, Ros-Lehtinen helped shepherd through Congress yet another bill tightening sanctions against Iran while calling for US military action against the Assad regime in Syria.

The Congresswoman’s focus will likely not be on pushing the republican’s talking points regarding her party’s nominee, Mitt Romney, the former “moderate Massachusetts governor” who she is aware is unlikely to win the White House. Nor, according to a source at the Democratic National Committee, frantically putting together final touches on their own Convention, to be held the week of September 3 in Charlotte, North Carolina, will Ileana spend much time with or promoting Mitt’s running mate, Congressman Paul Ryan. Ryan, an Ayn Rand (author of The Fountainhead and Atlas Shrugged as well as founder of the Objectivism movement) follower, regularly tells audiences that “Ayn Rand’s teachings have been one of the most profound philosophical influences of my life”—well, except for religion and abortion, as Ayn who passed away in 1982 was an avowed atheist and strongly pro-abortion, the opposite of what Ryan tells audiences he is.

Rather, Ros-Lehtinen will be meeting with local, national, and international Jewish leaders in this must win state where she has been assigned the task of reassuring them that the Republican Party is Israel’s best friend and that a recent US government draft report urging a US re-think of its relationship to Israel is the responsibility of none other than Barack Obama, and it reveals his true disdain for Israel.

Helping her smear the White House with the findings in the draft analysis will be William Kristol, publisher of the neoconservative Weekly Standard and Director of the New American Century, an “Israel first” Washington-based lobby “promoting joint Israeli and American political and military leadership across the globe, while bringing democracy to the Middle East”.

So what is all the fuss about?

It’s a paper entitled “Preparing For A Post Israel Middle East”, an 82-page analysis that concludes that the American national interest in fundamentally at odds with that of Zionist Israel. The authors conclude that Israel is currently the greatest threat to US national interests because its nature and actions prevent normal US relations with Arab and Muslim countries and, to a growing degree, the wider international community.

The study was commissioned by the US Intelligence Community comprising 16 American intelligence agencies with an annual budget in excess of $ 70 billion. The IC includes the Departments of the Navy, Army, Air Force, Marine Corps, Coast Guard, Defense Intelligence Agency, Departments of Energy, Homeland Security, State, Treasure, Drug Enforcement Agency, Federal Bureau of Investigation, National Security Agency, National Geospatial Intelligence Agency, National Reconnaissance Agency commissioned the study.

Among the many findings that Ros-Lehtenin and Kristol and other unregistered agents of Israel will likely try to exploit politically between now and November 6, by using them to attack the Obama Administration are the following:

  • Israel, given its current brutal occupation and belligerence cannot be salvaged any more than apartheid south Africa could be when as late as 1987 Israel was the only “Western” nation that upheld diplomatic ties with South Africa and was the last country to join the international boycott campaign before the regime collapsed;
  • The Israel leadership, with its increasing support of the 700,000 settlers in illegal colonies in the occupied West Bank is increasing out of touch with the political, military and economic realities of the Middle East;
  • The post Labor government Likud coalition is deeply complicit with and influenced by the settlers’ political and financial power and will increasingly face domestic civil strife which the US government should not associate itself with or become involved with;
  • The Arab Spring and Islamic Awakening has to a major degree freed a large majority of the 1.2 billion Arab and Muslims to pursue what an overwhelming majority believe is the illegitimate, immoral and unsustainable European occupation of Palestine of the indigenous population;
  • Simultaneous with, but predating, rapidly expanding Arab and Muslim power in the region as evidenced by the Arab spring, Islamic Awakening and the ascendancy of Iran, as American power and influence recedes, the US commitment to belligerent oppressive Israel is becoming impossible to defend or execute consistent given paramount US national interests which include normalizing relations with the 57 Islamic countries;
  • Gross Israeli interference in the internal affairs of the United States through spying and illegal US arms transfers. This includes supporting more than 60 ‘front organizations’ and approximately 7,500 US officials who do Israel’s bidding and seek to dominate and intimidate the media and agencies of the US government which should no longer be condoned;
  • That the United States government no longer has the financial resources, or public support to continue funding Israel. The billions of dollars in direct and indirect aid from US taxpayers to Israel since 1967 is not affordable and is increasingly being objected to by US taxpayers who oppose continuing American military involvement in the Middle East. US public opinion no longer supports funding and executing widely perceived illegal US wars on Israel’s behalf. This view is increasingly being shared by Europe, Asia and the International public; Israel’s segregationist occupation infrastructure evidenced by legalized discrimination and increasingly separate and unequal justice systems must no longer be directly or indirectly funded by the US taxpayers or ignored by the US government;
  • Israel has failed as a claimed democratic state and continued American financial and political cover will not change its continuing devolution as international pariah state;
  • Increasingly, rampant and violent racism exhibited among Jewish settlers in the West Bank is being condoned by the Israeli government to a degree that the Israel government has become its protector and partner;
  • The expanding chasm among American Jews objecting to Zionism and Israeli practices, including the killing and brutalizing of Palestinians under Israeli occupation, are gross violations of American and International law and raise questions within the US Jewish community regarding the American responsibility to protect (R2P) innocent civilians under occupation;
  • The international opposition to the increasingly apartheid regime can no longer be synchronized with American claimed values or US expectations in its bi-lateral relations with the 193 member United Nations;

The Draft ends with language about the need to avoid entangling alliances that alienate much of the World and condemn American citizens to endure the consequences.

Interestingly, it notes Iran as an example of a country and people that have much in common and whose citizens have a real interest in enjoy bilateral associations (here an apparent reference to Israel and its US lobby) not determined by the wishes of other countries and their agents. It also highlights the need for the US to undertake the repairing of relations with Arab and Muslim countries, including the drastically curtained use of drone aircraft.

The coming days will clarity the success of Israel’s in making an issue of the finding in the soon to be published draft report and the degree to which the Republican Party will gain for its findings in the race for the White House.

Very strange, right? But even stranger still, from GLOBES, 12 Sept 2012:  http://www.globes.co.il/serveen/globes/docview.asp?did=1000781857&fid=1725

We don’t support Israeli attack, US tells Iran

The Obama administration has reportedly conveyed the message to Iran via European governments.

US-Israeli relations have hit an unprecedented low point: Hebrew daily “Yediot Ahronot” reported today that, a few days ago, top Obama administration officials sent a message to the Iranian government via two European governments, stating that the US would not support Israel if it decided to unilaterally and without coordination attack Iranian nuclear installations.

“Yediot Ahronot” says that the US sent the confidential message to Iran in order to prevent an Iranian attack on US installations in the Persian Gulf, where the US has stationed aircraft carriers and has several military bases, which could face a real risk in the event of an Israeli attack.

The report follows remarks last night by US Vice President Joseph Biden during a campaign stop in Pennsylvania. He criticized Republication presidential candidate Mitt Romney for seeking a war against Iran over its nuclear program. Biden said that if Romney was elected, preferring confrontational over cooperation.

At the start of yesterday’s cabinet meeting, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said, “The international community is not setting Iran a clear red line and Iran does not see international determination to stop its nuclear project. Until Iran sees a clear red line and such determination, it will not stop the progress of its nuclear project and Iran must not be allowed to have nuclear weapons.”

Published by Globes [online], Israel business news – www.globes-online.com – on September 3, 2012

But let’s add some confusion. From Global Research, 11 Sept 2012: http://www.globalresearch.ca/the-canada-israel-alliance-against-iran/

The Canada-Israel Alliance against Iran

Global Research, September 11, 2012

Canada’s abrupt move to sever all ties with the Islamic Republic of Iran manifestly springs from a strong pro-Israeli sway which has permeated the political structure of the country.

Naturally, the Israelis were tremendously gladdened by this move which they saw as a ‘clarion call to action’. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu praised the move with incredible promptitude as if he knew this act of support to Israel was sure to materialize and expressed hope that other countries would follow the example set by Ottawa.

“We have to build a wall, not of silence, but of condemnation and resolve. Canada just put a very big brick in that wall that is necessary for the peace of the world,” he said.

Enumerating the reasons for expelling Iranian diplomats and closing its embassy in Tehran, Canadian Foreign Minister John Baird deceptively alluded to Iran as a “threat to global security” and to the country’s “hostility toward Israel”. To be exact, it is Israel which has recently ratcheted up its ‘bomb, bomb Iran’ rhetoric and has made odiously indefatigable efforts in marshalling up global support against Iran’s peaceful nuclear program.

Further to that, Baird has scratched open old wounds and has refrained from directly explaining the real reasons for such an impetuous action. He accused Iran of sponsoring terrorism, of “blatantly disregarding the Vienna Convention” and criticized it for its “failure to protect diplomatic personnel”, indirectly making reference to the students storming the British embassy in Tehran and the subsequent closure of British embassy in 2011.

Not surprisingly, a statement issued by Abraham H. Foxman, pro-Israeli ADL National Director, highly praised the move, “Canada’s principled stand against the belligerent Iranian regime has set a new example of leadership, integrity and principle for the international community to emulate.”

It goes without saying that Canadian extremist Prime Minister Stephen Harper is the key to this entire anti-Iran move.

Known as the ‘Ugly Canadian’, Harper has been widely criticized for dancing to every tune of Israel and constantly throwing one-sided support behind the Zionist regime in the Palestinian issue.

In point of fact, both Stephen Harper and John Baird have time and again expressed their unconditional support for Israel.

“There is no better friend to Israel than Canada,” Baird said in speech in January.

“We shall always be there for you, and in front of you.”

In 2010, B’nai Brith’s Jewish Tribune reported on a Conservative MP’s speech to a major Christian Zionist event in Toronto. “Jeff Watson, Conservative MP for Essex, delivered greetings from Prime Minister Stephen Harper. The creation of the state of Israel fulfills God’s promise in Deuteronomy to gather the Jewish people from all corners of the world, he said.”

What further illuminates the rather dark side of this move is, to quote Stephen Harper, Iran’s support for ‘Assad’s regime’ in Syria. Mr. Harper’s paradoxical approach to the developments in the Middle East and North Africa has long been a matter of great controversy and widespread criticism. Basically, he has been a vocal critic of Islamic Awakening in the Middle East and North African regions while supporting the regimes of Bahrain and Saudi regimes in crushing popular uprisings.

His crowning mistake in foreign policy however includes the declaration of resistance groups such as Hamas and Hezbollah as “terrorist” groups, thereby cutting off financial aid to the besieged people of Gaza.

In 2011, Palestinian Authority asked the UN for recognizing a Palestinian state in the West Bank, Gaza Strip and east Jerusalem. Palestinians hoped that the elevated stature would give them more influence in future talks with Israel. However, Harper was among the first ones who voiced his opposition to Palestine’s bid for UN recognition, saying “We view this unilateral action on behalf of the Palestinian Authority to be not helpful, and we will be opposing it at the United Nations.”

Governed as a constitutional monarchy with British Queen Elizabeth II as its head of state, Canada can be but envisaged as a country supporting colonizing regimes such as Israel and seeking to isolate the peaceful nation of Iran.

Indeed, Canada is hitching its cart to dead horses by making Washington a model of emulation in its foreign policy. Cutting ties with Iran, pandering slavishly to Israeli pressure, ignoring the plight of the downtrodden Palestinians, supporting the despotic Arab regimes in the Middle East and many other things to boot constitute only a small portion of the twisted policies of Canada’s conservative government which will be faced with eventual isolation and left with domestic and foreign debts.

So here’s the tricky part: Israel cannot defeat Iran in conventional warfare without the U$A, but Israel CAN defeat Iran with their nukes. Perhaps this is how Israel can influence the States: ” It’s either your troops or our nukes. How would YOU like to see this go?”

And how much nuclear firepower does Israel have?

From Antiwar.com, Grant Smith, 04 July 2012: http://original.antiwar.com/smith-grant/2012/07/03/netanyahu-worked-inside-nuclear-smuggling-ring/

Netanyahu Worked Inside Nuclear Smuggling Ring

Counterespionage debriefing reveals how Israel targeted U.S.

by , July 04, 2012

On June 27, 2012, the FBI partially declassified and released seven additional pages [.pdf] from a 1985–2002 investigation into how a network of front companies connected to the Israeli Ministry of Defense illegally smuggled nuclear triggers out of the U.S.* The newly released FBI files detail how Richard Kelly Smyth — who was convicted of running a U.S. front company — met with Benjamin Netanyahu in Israel during the smuggling operation. At that time, Netanyahu worked at the Israeli node of the smuggling network, Heli Trading Company. Netanyahu, who currently serves as Israel’s prime minister, recently issued a gag order that the smuggling network’s unindicted ringleader refrain from discussing “Project Pinto.”

As revealed in previously released FBI files and the tell-all book Confidential: The Life of Secret Agent Turned Hollywood Tycoon Arnon Milchan, the Hollywood producer was recruited into Israel’s economic espionage division (LAKAM) in his 20s and learned how to establish front companies and secret bank accounts for smuggling operations. Arnon Milchan encouraged Smyth, a California engineer, to incorporate MILCO in 1972 and serve as a front for the Israel-based Heli Trading’s (also known as Milchan Limited) acquisitions of sensitive military technologies on behalf of the Ministry of Defense. Smyth fled the U.S. after being indicted for violating the Arms Export Control Act in the mid-1980s. In July 2001, Smyth was arrested in Spain by Interpol and returned to the U.S., and in November, he was convicted of exporting 800 nuclear triggers (called krytrons).

FBI agents interviewed Smyth on April 16-17, 2002, at the U.S. attorney’s office in Los Angeles. The secret interview report details how during a trip to Israel Smyth was “spotted” by Milchan, who claimed he worked as an exclusive purchasing agent for the Ministry of Defense. Smyth was introduced around to high military officials including then-general Ariel Sharon. Smyth was also put in contact with Benjamin Netanyahu, who worked at Heli Trading Company. According to the FBI report, “Smyth and [Netanyahu] would meet in restaurants in Tel Aviv and in [Netanyahu’s] home and/or business. It was not uncommon for [Netanyahu] to ask Smyth for unclassified material.”

Milchan pulled Smyth into his glamorous, star-studded movie circuit. “While in the United States [Smyth] met with [Milchan] numerous times in Los Angeles. … Milchan and Smyth would have dinner frequently and would visit one another’s house often … it was quite common for [Milchan] to invite [Smyth] to various Hollywood parties and introduce [Smyth] to celebrities.”

During the 2002 Smyth counterintelligence debriefing, the FBI learned that the Ministry of Defense ordered and paid Heli Trading for krytrons. Heli in turn sourced them from MILCO in a clandestine operation codenamed Project Pinto. The report reveals how MILCO illegally shipped prohibited articles under general Commerce Department export licenses rather than smuggling them out via Israeli diplomatic pouches. The last time Smyth saw Milchan was in 1985. The Ministry of Defense issued a burn notice on Smyth after discussions with U.S. officials about the krytron smuggling. According to the FBI report, “Shortly thereafter, [Smyth] fled the United States.”

A March 2012 statement by the co-authors of Confidential claims that “Hollywood mega-producer and former secret agent Arnon Milchan has been asked directly by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and President Shimon Peres to avoid any public discussion of the book Confidential, asserting that the matter is too sensitive at this time.” Although the book’s authors point to the escalating tensions over Iran’s nuclear program, Netanyahu’s own hands-on involvement in nuclear weapons–related covert action against America is presumably a far more compelling reason for the gag order.

* The FBI referred an additional 164 pages of the Mandatory Declassification Review to another government agency — presumably the CIA — for further review. The additional pages will likely never be released. The CIA has refused requests for similar documents in order to preserve intelligence sources and methods abroad.

The Royalty and Vatican have yet to show up for this event, although the Canada connection is pretty strange.

Shit’s on fire, yo.

Uncle Mikey’s Research – 11th Commandment

Good stuff here. Nicely done. Could be a little more suspicious of Alex Jones. Just my opinion on that. But I love the humor this guy maintains.

Of course there are two elements in this presentation that I wholeheartedly refute:

1) Voting. When you vote for someone, you give that person consent to make decisions on your behalf, without notifying you. ie experimental vaccines, chemical spraying, etc. The good guys who would oppose these programs have a weakness: they’re good guys. There’s always a way to threaten harm against loved ones to force compliance. Or they get ‘suicided,’ or they get shot on national television.

2) Dismissal of Kundalini technology. It’s the tree of knowledge of good and evil, meaning the knowledge can go either way depending on intent. It’s cool if you don’t mind getting bossed around by your creator, but I’m not sure he has my best interests in consideration. Oh, and Yoga makes people strong. Anyone who says its a waste of time wants you to be weak.

But the data is solid. And dude is funny.

COINTELPRO: The FBI’s Covert Action Programs Against American Citizens, Final Report of the Senate Committee to Study Governmental Operations with respect to Intelligence Activities, Book III

FBI COINTELPRO 'Black Panther Coloring Book'

FBI COINTELPRO ‘Black Panther Coloring Book’

The picture above is from an FBI agent who infiltrated the Black Panthers and presented the Panthers with a coloring book for young black children. Almost all the images are like this one. When the Panthers said ‘No, we are not here to encourage our children to shoot cops’ the FBI printed and distributed it (with even more disturbing images) nationwide, especially concentrating on white suburban addresses.

http://www.icdc.com/~paulwolf/cointelpro/churchfinalreportIIIa.htm
This is why no one should join any movement at all, ever.

COINTELPRO: THE FBI’S COVERT ACTION PROGRAMS AGAINST AMERICAN CITIZENS

I. INTRODUCTION AND SUMMARY

COINTELPRO is the FBI acronym for a series of covert action programs directed against domestic groups. In these programs, the Bureau went beyond the collection of intelligence to secret action defined to “disrupt” and “neutralize” target groups and individuals. The techniques were adopted wholesale from wartime counterintelligence, and ranged from the trivial (mailing reprints of Reader’s Digest articles to college administrators) to the degrading (sending anonymous poison-pen letters intended to break up marriages) and the dangerous (encouraging gang warfare and falsely labeling members of a violent group as police informers).

This report is based on a staff study of more than 20,000 pages of Bureau documents, depositions of many of the Bureau agents involved in the programs, and interviews of several COINTELPRO targets. The examples selected for discussion necessarily represent a small percentage of the more than 2,000 approved COINTELPRO actions. Nevertheless, the cases demonstrate the consequences of a Government agency’s decision to take the law into its own hands for the “greater good” of the country.

COINTELPRO began in 1956, in part because of frustration with Supreme Court rulings limiting the Government’s power to proceed overtly against dissident groups; it ended in 1971 with the threat of public exposure. 1 In the intervening 15 years, the Bureau conducted a sophisticated vigilante operation aimed squarely at preventing the exercise of First Amendment rights of speech and association, on the theory that preventing the growth of dangerous groups and the propagation of dangerous ideas would protect the national security and deter violence. 2

Many of the techniques used would be intolerable in a democratic society even if all of the targets had been involved in violent activity, but COINTELPRO went far beyond that. The unexpressed major premise of the programs was that a law enforcement agency has the duty to do whatever is necessary to combat perceived threats to the existing social and political order.

A. “Counterintelligence Program”: A Misnomer for Domestic Covert Action

COINTELPRO is an acronym for “counterintelligence program.”

Counterintelligence is defined as those actions by an intelligence agency intended to protect its own security and to undermine hostile intelligence operations. Under COINTELPRO certain techniques the Bureau had used against hostile foreign agents were adopted for use against perceived domestic threats to the established political and social order. The formal programs which incorporated these techniques were, therefore, also called “counterintelligence.” 2a

“Covert action” is, however, a more accurate term for the Bureau’s programs directed against American citizens. “Covert action” is the label applied to clandestine activities intended to influence political choices and social values. 3

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The FBI as the enforcer of the status quo:

3. Maintaining the Existing Social and Political Order

Protecting national security and preventing violence are the purposes advanced by the Bureau for COINTELPRO. There is another purpose for COINTELPRO which is not explicit but which offers the only explanation for those actions which had no conceivable rational relationship to either national security or violent activity. The unexpressed major premise of much of COINTELPRO is that the Bureau has a role in maintaining the existing social order, and that its efforts should be aimed toward combating those who threaten that order. 19

The “New Left” COINTELPRO presents the most striking example of this attitude. As discussed earlier, the Bureau did not define the term “New Left,” and the range of targets went far beyond alleged “subversives” or “extremists.” Thus, for example, two student participants in a “free speech” demonstration were targeted because they defended the use of the classic four-letter-word. Significantly, they were made COINTELPRO subjects even though the demonstration “does not appear to be inspired by the New Left” because it “shows obvious disregard for decency and established morality.” 20 In another case, reprints of a newspaper article entitled “Rabbi in Vietnam Says Withdrawal Not the Answer” were mailed to members of the Vietnam Day Committee “to convince [them] of the correctness of the U.S. foreign policy in Vietnam.” 21 Still another document weighs against the “liberal press and the bleeding hearts and the forces on the left” which were “taking advantage of the situation in Chicago surrounding the Democratic National Convention to attack the police and organized law enforcement agencies.” 22 Upholding decency and established morality, defending the correctness of U.S. foreign policy, and attacking those who thought the Chicago police used undue force have no apparent connection with the expressed goals of protecting national security and preventing violence. These documents, among others examined, compel the conclusion that Federal law enforcement officers looked upon themselves as guardians of the status quo. The attitude should not be a surprise; the difficulty lies in the choice of weapons.

The Bureau approved 2,370 separate counterintelligence actions. 27 Their techniques ranged from anonymously mailing reprints of newspaper and magazine articles (sometimes Bureau-authored or planted) to group members or supporters to convince them of the error of their ways, 28 to mailing anonymous letters to a member’s spouse accusing the target of infidelity ; 29 from using informants to raise controversial issues at meetings in order to cause dissent, 30 to the “snitch jacket” (falsely labeling a group member as an informant) 31 and encouraging street warfare between violent groups ; 32 from contacting members of a “legitimate group to expose the alleged subversive background of a fellow member 33 to contacting an employer to get a target fired; 34 from attempting to arrange for reporters to interview targets with planted questions, 35 to trying to stop targets from speaking at all ; 36 from notifying state and local authorities of a target’s criminal law violations, 37 to using the IRS to audit a professor, not just to collect any taxes owing, but to distract him from his political activities. 38

3. The Future of COINTELPRO

Attitudes within and without the Bureau demonstrate a continued belief by some that covert action against American citizens is permissible if the need for it is strong enough. When the Petersen Committee report on COINTELPRO was released, Director Kelley responded, “For the FBI to have done less under the circumstances would have been an abdication of its responsibilities to the American people.” He also restated his “feeling that the FBI’s counterintelligence programs had an impact on the crises of the time and, therefore, that they helped to bring about a favorable change in this country.” 60 In his testimony before the Select Committee, Director Kelley continued to defend COINTELPRO, albeit with some reservations:

What I said then, in 1974, and what I believe today, is that the FBI employees involved in these programs did what they felt was expected of them by the President, the Attorney General, the Congress, and the people of the United States. . . .

Our concern over whatever abuses occurred in the Counterintelligence Programs, and there were some substantial ones, should not obscure the underlying purpose of those programs.

We must recognize that situations have occurred in the past and will arise in the future where the Government may well be expected to depart from its traditional role, in the FBI’s case, as an investigative and intelligence-gathering agency, and take affirmative steps which are needed to meet an imminent threat to human life or property. 62

Nor is the Director alone in his belief that faced with sufficient threat, covert disruption is justified. The Department of Justice promulgated tentative guidelines for the Bureau which would have permitted the Attorney General to authorize “preventive action” where there is a substantial possibility that violence will occur and “prosecution is impracticable.” Although those guidelines have now been dropped, the principle has not been rejected.

III. THE GOALS OF COINTELPRO: PREVENTING OR DISRUPTING THE EXERCISE OF FIRST AMENDMENT RIGHTS
The origins of COINTELPRO demonstrate that the Bureau adopted extralegal methods to counter perceived threats to national security and public order because the ordinary legal processes were believed to be insufficient to do the job. In essence, the Bureau took the law into its own hands, conducting a sophisticated vigilante operation against domestic enemies.

COINTELPRO Techniques:

The Bureau’s use of the news media took two different forms: placing unfavorable articles and documentaries about targeted groups, and leaking derogatory information intended to discredit individuals. 157

A typical example of media propaganda is the headquarters letter authorizing the Boston Field Office to furnish “derogatory information about the Nation of Islam (NOI) to established source [name excised)”: 158

Your suggestions concerning material to furnish [name] are good. Emphasize to him that the NOI predilection for violence, preaching of race hatred, and hypocrisy, should be exposed. Material furnished [name] should be either public source or known to enough people as to protect your sources. Insure the Bureau’s interest in this matter is completely protected by [name]. 160

5. Fictitious Organizations

There are basically three kinds of “notional” or fictitious organizations. All three were used in COINTELPRO attempts to factionalize.

The first kind of “notional” was the organization whose members were all Bureau informants. Because of the Committee’s agreement with the Bureau not to reveal the identities of informants, the only example which can be discussed publicly is a proposal which, although approved, was never implemented. That proposal involved setting up a chapter of the W.E.B. DuBois Club in a Southern city which would be composed entirely of Bureau informants and fictitious persons. The initial purpose o the chapter was to cause the CPUSA expense by sending organizers into the area, cause the Party to fund Bureau coverage of out-of-town CP meetings by paying the informants’ expenses, and receive literature and instructions. Later, the chapter was to begin to engage in deviation from the Party line so that it would be expelled from the main organization “and then they could claim to be the victim of a Stalinist type purge.” It was anticipated that the entire operation would take no more than 18 months. 185

The second kind of “notional” was the fictitious organization with some unsuspecting (non-informant) members. For example, Bureau informants set up a Klan organization intended to attract membership away from the United Klans of America. The Bureau paid the informant’s personal expenses in setting up the new organization, which had, at its height, 250 members. 186

The third type of “notional” was the wholly fictitious organization, with no actual members, which was used as a pseudonym for mailing letters or pamphlets. For instance, the Bureau sent out newsletters from something called “The Committee for Expansion of Socialist Thought in America,” which attacked the CPUSA from the “Marxist right” for at least two years. 187

6. Labeling Targets As Informants

The “snitch jacket” technique — neutralizing a target by labeling him a “snitch” or informant, so that he would no longer be trusted — was used in all COINTELPROs. The methods utilized ranged from having an authentic informant start a rumor about the target member, 188 to anonymous letters or phone calls, 189 to faked informants’ reports. 190

When the technique was used against a member of a nonviolent group, the result was often alienation from the group. For example, a San Diego man was targeted because he was active in draft counseling at the city’s Message Information Center. He had, coincidentally, been present at the arrest of a Selective Service violator, and had been at a “crash pad” just prior to the arrest of a second violator. The Bureau used a real informant to suggest at a Center meeting that it was “strange” that the two men had been arrested by federal agents shortly after the target became aware of their locations. The field office reported that the target had been “completely ostracized by members of the Message Information Center and all of the other individuals throughout the area . . . associated with this and/or related groups.” 191

In another case, a local police officer was used to “jacket” the head of the Student Mobilization Committee at the University of South Carolina. The police officer picked up two members of the Committee on the pretext of interviewing them concerning narcotics. By prearranged signal, he had his radio operator call him with the message, “[name of target] just called. Wants you to contact her. Said you have her number.” 192 No results were reported.

The “snitch jacket” is a particularly nasty technique even when used in peaceful groups. It gains an added dimension of danger when it is used — as, indeed, it was — in groups known to have murdered informers. 193

3. Candidates and Political Appointees

The Bureau apparently did not trust the American people, to make the proper choices in the voting booth. Candidates who, in the Bureau’s opinion, should not be elected were therefore targeted. The case of the Democratic fundraiser discussed earlier was just one example.

Socialist Workers Party candidates were routinely selected for counterintelligence, although they had never come close to winning an election. In one case, a SWP candidate for state office inadvertently protected herself from action by announcing at a news conference that she had no objections to premarital sex; a field office thereupon withdrew its previously approved proposal to publicize her common law marriage. 241a

Other candidates were also targeted. A Midwest lawyer whose firm represented “subversives” (defendants in the Smith Act trials) ran for City Council. The lawyer had been active in the civil rights movement in the South, and the John Birch Society in his city had recently mailed a book called “It’s Very Simple — The True Story of Civil Rights” to various ministers, priests, and rabbis. The Bureau received a copy of the mailing list from a source in the Birch Society and sent an anonymous follow-up letter to the book’s recipients noting the pages on which the candidate had been mentioned and calling their attention to the “Communist background” of this “charlatan.” 242 The Bureau also sent a fictitious-name letter to a television station on which the candidate was to appear, enclosing a series of informative questions it believed should be asked. 243 The candidate was defeated. He subsequently ran (successfully, as it happened) for a judgeship.

Political appointees were also targeted. One target was a member of the board of the NAACP and the Democratic State Central Committee. His brother, according to the documents, was a communist, and the target had participated in some Party youth group activities fifteen years earlier. The target’s appointment as secretary of a city transportation board elicited an anonymous letter to the Mayor, with carbons to two newspapers, protesting the use of “us taxpayers’ money” in the appointment of a “known Communist” to a highly paid job; more anonymous letters to various politicians, the American Legion, and the county prosecutor in the same vein; and a pseudonymous letter to the members of the transportation board, stating that the Mayor had “saddled them with a Commie secretary because he thinks it will get him a few Negro votes. 244

Marine’s Facebook Posts Leads to his Detainment

Source: http://www.techdirt.com/articles/20120823/02230220132/former-marine-detained-held-month-posting-conspiracy-theories-rap-lyrics-to-facebook.shtml

by Mike Masnick from the free-speech? dept on Thursday, August 23rd, 2012 @ 8:17AM

We were just discussing how some in law enforcement are overreacting to “threats” on Facebook, and someone in the comments pointed us to the case of Brandon Raub, which we had been unfamiliar with. Raub, a former Marine, posted some of his concerns about the government to his Facebook page, along with some rap lyrics. Raub’s views definitely fall into what many consider to be conspiracy theory territory — claiming 9/11 was an inside job, talking about the Illuminati controlling the world, etc. He also did make vague references to the idea that a “revolution is coming” and that a “civil war” was coming — and even said that “I’m starting the revolution. I’m done waiting.” The only directly “violent” thing he posted — which gets covered in all of the press about Raub’s situation — is the line: “‘Sharpen up my axe; I’m here to sever heads.” Of course, what nearly everyone who quotes that line leaves out is that it’s a lyric to the rap song Bring Me Down by the group Swollen Members.

Either way, it seems that these statements on his Facebook page resulted in him being detained in a psychiatric ward. A recent hearing ended with a decision that he needs to stay there for another 30 days. While government officials say he wasn’t arrested, the video footage of law enforcement officials handcuffing him and pushing him into a police car sure looks like an arrest:

It appears that a lot of folks have been speaking out about this — with reasonable concern over whether or not the government is monitoring (private) Facebook pages, as was the case with Raub’s page. Of course, it’s more likely that some of his Facebook friends were somewhat concerned and “reported” his page. There’s been a lot of talk about Raub’s case — especially in libertarian circles — and many of them do ignore some of the statements he made that could at least raise some concerns from some people, though the context matters a great deal.

That said, many others are quite reasonably concerned that a few comments involving conspiracy theories and angry rap lyrics can get one carted off by the government to a psychiatric ward for over a month. In an interview from the ward, Raub notes that he’d actually been leaning towards re-enlisting right before all of this happened.

No matter what, the situation raises some serious questions about free speech rights with regards to social networks these days. While I don’t have an issue with people investigating the details of a situation if comments could reasonably be interpreted to be a possible warning sign of a threat, it’s troubling how these same comments could be taken out of context and mean nothing in terms of an actual threat. The fact that he ends up in a psych ward against his and his family’s own best wishes is, at the very least, a big concern.