Hanging Together Part 2



The screening was followed by a panel moderated by Barton Gellman, the well known NATSEC reporter for WaPo. By the way, spoke to him after to make sure he knew COINTELPRO is continuing. He said he knew there were many stories still untold.

The first question was a two-parter. The lady asking it didn’t speak loud enough I think to get the second part heard but she was standing behind me, a few rows back, so I heard it. She asked Mr. Drake if he thought CIA suicides were actual suicides. This may have been in part due to John Kiriakou stating that early on he thought about throwing himself in front of a subway train.

Let me again take a stab at answering that. Perhaps it is best in a way that it gets answered here.

No, probably not an actual suicide in the sense that we are used to thinking about it. If you’ve read this blog or the draft of Wicked Game, then you know my thoughts on it. The existence of voice-to-skull, its ability to be used subliminally, that CIA most likely had ahold of the Russian’s similar acoustic psycho-correction by 1983 or so, that the subproject to MKULTRA, #119, was dedicated to this and there is almost no documentation and no testimony on it, is in part why I say: no. Also, it’s been reported that CIA has the highest suicide rate in the US government. They have tried to explain this by saying these were disenfranchised romantics. I don’t care if you’re a cynic. Obviously there are compartments that will make you wonder WTF it is we’re actually trying to accomplish. Helping people is 90%+ propaganda. Obviously.

Also there are drugs that can cause depression–on top of the social pressures brought to bear on a whistleblower–coupled with drugs that affect judgment that could also be used.

Then there’s just the pressure brought to bear: financial, professional, personal, emotional and mental.

At the very best, we’re talking surreptitious assisted suicide. I’m more inclined to call it assassination, regardless how many Langley weasel lawyers classify it otherwise.

But then I have the advantage of knowing. I can’t prove it beyond circumstantial evidence, but there is a lot of that.

You can decide. Am I, as CourtTV states Kazcynski was, schizophrenic? Or, does the circumstantial evidence coupled with other, already exposed, governmental wrongdoing persuade?

In any case, people should be aware of the possibility that thoughts and feelings may not be their own, that this is technologically possible, and that there is no shortage of people perverse enough to carry it out. Just like Sidney Gottlieb, Dr. Luther Wilson Greene {especially men like Greene} and George Hunter White. Just like J. Edgar Hoover’s COINTELPRO thugs. Just like the East German Stasi and the similarly dreaded Nazi German SS.

“It doesn’t appear to be happening to me, therefore it can’t be happening at all,” is not a logical argument. It is an illogical denial strategy. And I cannot blame others for wanting to deny it. It’s frightening, disturbing, and the mainstream media and government say it isn’t happening, so it must not be, right?

Some of the things I’ve mentioned are things Thomas Drake mentioned. The East German Stasi, for example. His previous job at NSA was listening to them. Their motto he said: “Collect it all.” Not quite as ambitious as:


…but then their Wall fell so maybe they weren’t ambitious enough.

Maybe our wall fell too, and we’re too damned arrogant and self-dealing to admit it.

My panel question, in the middle of which despite having rehearsed it a few times in my head brought on deer-in-the-headlights freeze for a few seconds in the middle was, “The average American, probably not strong on the Civics…says to himself, ‘What do I care if NSA watches me play Farmville on Facebook?’”

I expected to hear Franklin on safety and freedom quoted, but was glad I didn’t because I think we hear it all the time and it’s not getting through. Drake’s reply was better, more poignant:

“First of all, that quote, ‘If you’ve nothing to hide, you’ve nothing to fear,’ is often attributed to Joseph Goebbels.”

I confess to clinging to that, rolling that around in my head so strongly that I didn’t retain what followed even though I heard it. However, that answer not being the one I expected, spoke further. It’s not just that we’ve forgotten who we were, the importance of what the Founders said…it’s that we’ve also taken on a different persona, one that does not value truth and justice but rather lies and injustice. Cruelty replaced kindness. Love of money replaced love for each other. Power replaced humility.

Another question, posed to director James Spione, was whether or not there had been any attempt to include the government’s point of view. He said no, he made that decision early on, that you could turn on your tv any day of the week to get that.

That was when I started the applause that drowned out some of what else he said.


This eventually adjourned outside on the sidewalk. I have no idea how late Thomas and Kevin were for the after premiere party, but Mr. Drake was very gracious to stick around and answer questions of several audience members for quite some time.

There was a great deal I learned as well as discovering a great deal in common. The Nuremberg trials came up, for example. As for learning new stuff, in his view, Brennan is Obama’s “Cheney.” Power is addictive, he said, and Obama appears to have succumbed to it.

In a very similar way, he mentioned that studies of interrogators found that they had to be switched out frequently. Similar to how undercover cops can internalize too much of their cover and sort of forget who they are, interrogators can easily become addicted to sadism, cruelty, even torture. It does something to their heads and they want more and more. It’s a kind of power.


This was a missing puzzle piece for me. I knew that the people who are carrying out COINTELPRO 2.0, NKINTRA, organized stalking, whatever term you prefer, were sadistic. I’ve often referred to them as psychopathic in fact. What I had assumed was that they had been chosen because of that…not that the job itself had changed them.

Which I guess brings me to my final point.

(Please, ‘J.’


Before it’s too late. You know who I am. We both know it wasn’t the dog, anyway. As a long lost friend used to quote: “There are no accidents.” At least not for people like us. You must know that. And it’s sometimes a comforting thought.

The first thing I learned from Scahill about dealings with the Dark at St. Ann’s Warehouse: exposure is protection. The more public you are, the more difficult it becomes to silence you.

Besides, why would someone whose forbear either had a career as a paid audience shill, as a spreader of V.D., more possibly both, do this?

FAS secrecy blog, “[Clapper] Bars Unauthorized Contacts with News Media,” Steven Aftergood, 21 April 2014:


It is sufficient to be “any person… engaged in the collection, production, or dissemination to the public of information in any form related to topics of national security….”

After trying to say so many legitimate people aren’t reporters, now they want to make even bloggers like me “news media” as well. Why?

Because they know. We can stop this. But I can’t do it without you.)

Upcoming event in Boston I wish I could attend:


Hanging Together Part 1

Soooo many things to cover. This is going to be long, I think. Will try to organize into subsections.


Other bits will have to wait. For example occurred to me recently that they may not in fact have murdered my grandmother but rather employed some sleight-of-hand to make it seem that they did. Which would mean that they still did make my dog deathly ill. Perhaps they did that after discovering my grandmother’s illness but before her death in order to make it seem like the timing was reversed. Combine this principle of stage magic and card magic tricks with the terrorist organization’s penchant for taking credit for things they didn’t do. Well, terrorists or psychos. Like Charles Manson taking credit for making the DA’s watch stop during his trial. This is the psychology of the psychopathic Deep State. See also again GCHQ/JTRIG’s Gambits for Deception up top about playing with perceived order of events. Apparently standard scumbaggery in any dialect of Merkan.


Ok, guess that didn’t have to wait after all. Neither does why they would do such a thing. I’ve had to update an old 2011 post here:


Note that, yes, I contact reporters all the time and though I don’t deny having had from time to time issues between the ears, it is the cause of that that I dispute. Recall again items 1 and 5 of the draft ’55 MKULTRA memo. Old tactic, one G. Gordon Liddy talked about having discussed and planned using on investigative reporter Jack Anderson and a member of Congress during his CREEP years for Nixon. Pervert and fake psychology like they do news and starts of wars and they lay the groundwork for the narrative that begins, “He was a quiet man…”

In point of fact I am not a quiet man. Just look at this blog.

Or ask folks outside the movie Saturday evening. More on that later.



But this is about my trip to NYC. Just got back. Was there on a one-week temp job. Contract was only signed a week ago Thursday.

Which is so funny because the job turned out to be the same week as the Tribeca Film Festival. I discovered this from the Twitter and that a pair of films that would interest me were playing there.

The first, I didn’t get to see. It was 1971, based on the break-in in a Pennsylvania FBI office that lead to exposing COINTELPRO. We are fond of laying all that on Hoover, but let’s recall that agents took part and none blew the whistle. It took a crime to expose just one illegal program. We still don’t know how many similar ones there may have been nor do most of us know it continues today or is back, depending on which narrative you buy into.

You can read about a new book on the subject here:

FDL, “FDL Book Salon Welcomes Betty Medsger, The Burglary: The Discovery of J. Edgar Hoover’s Secret FBI,” Kevin Gosztola, 29 March 2014:


One of the film’s producers is Laura Poitras, a multi-award-winning journalist, WaPo and Guardian, worked with Glenn Greenwald, Jacob Appelbaum, and others, and has written about the NSA and other intrusive Orwellian offenses. Laura joined First Look Media and now works along side Greenwald, Jeremy Scahill, and others.

It was my plan to make that film but I got caught up in several other things at once including options on a Good Friday worship and possible sexual encounter. To be clear, these were not in fact the one-in-the-same offer.

Deciding neither inducement of oxytocinal bliss would be the best use of my time {there it is: turning down sex and Jesus; must be insane}, I attempted to see if I could make it in time to the after-screening Q&A. I didn’t, but I did ambush Kevin Gosztola as he exited the theater. A big surprise, he had two whistleblowers in tow: former DoJ consultant Jesselyn Radack and former senior NSA officer Thomas Drake.

It turned out these two were 2/3s subject of the other film, Silenced. The remaining 3rd is John Kiriakou, who is in prison. He’s the only person in prison with connection to the CIA’s torture program and he didn’t torture.


Speaking of torture, forget what I wrote about ending in 2006 below. Forget 2009, too. Significant portions of the so-called Enhanced Interrogation Techniques program are still in place. Jeff Kaye has more, including my senior Senator being just fine-and-dandy with it:

FDL, “DoD Directive Used Duplicity to Hide Current Use of SERE Torture Techniques in Interrogations,” Jeffrey Kaye, 20 April 2014:


To the uninitiated, this means that the reverse-engineering of SERE, a program designed to help American soldiers and spies resist the evil acts of North Korea, Cuba, etc., should they be captured, was turned on its head into a North Korea style torture program. Jeff Kaye is reporting on how DoD used weasel-words to finesse this continuance.

There’s also more elsewhere from former UK diplomat Craig Murray and the British media’s resistance to reporting on the horrors he witnessed at Black Sites, but back to Silenced.


Silenced you can read more about here:


See it if you can! I wound up seeing the world premiere on Saturday.

In summary:

Jesselyn dealt with a coverup at the Dept. of Justice over the illegally acquired confession of “American Taliban” John Walker Lindh. Ashcroft knew it was illegal and looked the media in the eye and lied about it. So much for the morality of someone in the we-know-where-he-was-Friday-night/Sunday-morning category. Think it says, “He who knoweth right and doeth wrong…” And he clearly kneweth.

Then Thomas Drake. He found that a legal and less expensive software program {THINTHREAD} had been passed over for a more expensive one {TRAILBLAZER} that did not have the FISA rules built into it. Naturally, attempting to save taxpayer money and avoid unlawful acts results in being attacked.

Then Kiriakou, who talked publicly about the CIA torture program after it had already been in the news. He admitted to also making a slip also when asked about a colleague. He’s in prison for this unintentional, technicality while Cheney and Scooter Libby are not for their intentional one. Cue Nixon, “It’s not illegal when…”

In all three cases, there were personal costs attached that are all too familiar. Though in my case it was accomplished almost purely through  black ops–psychology, pharmacology, and other science instead of legal tricks–the result was the same: financial ruin, loss of personal relationships, isolation, insult, intimidation, stigma, and loss of career.

It was painful to watch these people suffer but we need to see what is being done in our name, We the People. It was in some ways reruns and in others realizing that I’m not alone and remembering that it is a corrupt system that we stuggle against.


For anyone new to the blog, simply put: legal system directly aimed at me as related to what it is really related to–an illegal government program–would confirm the existence of the program. These methods, techniques, etc. that I witnessed in action in 1988-1990 and after are being used today on American citizens, on American soil. This for domestic political reasons and personal gain motives. It is merely under the guise of, or in tandem with, actual, legitimate, reasonable reasons related to national security. It is important that they be revealed. Our government is once again dissembling, taking advantage of the public trust, using fear of “others” and terrorism to rob us for the benefit of some special business interests. That’s it. They spin and accuse anyone who points this out of aiding the enemy.

Shorter version: witnessed covert “fix-it” training ops and now that they’re operational and making a play for total control, they don’t much want me around spoiling their “fun.” What I witnessed includes seeing means and methods in action, more often the results of same, that can be used to destroy whistleblowers and others.


Don’t want to give too much away about the film but there were several familiar statements that stuck out. Kiriakou says, “They told the interrogators what they thought they wanted to hear to make the torture stop.” Drake said that much of the government’s efforts against whistleblowers is to destroy them. Jesselyn found herself in a Twilight Zone type nightmare when she found that the Lindh file had been purged of everything but two innocuous emails after having been an inch thick. She likewise found emails missing and managed to recover only 15 of perhaps hundreds.

The most troubling part is how so little comes from these revelations. Mainstream media and indy pundits tow the government’s line as if they are all MOCKINGBIRDs. Congress acts as if it’s all normal and tends to legalize whatever wrongdoing is discovered unless it is safe to do otherwise in which case they pretend to scold. Recent example, the torture report again. Pre-Boston Marathon bombing reporting mentions senior Bush officials approving this program. The summary “leaked” to McClatchy now says CIA misled everyone. They may have, but the long delay in release implies edits for political expediency.

Drake also noted that 9/11, his first day of work on his new NSA job, was referred to as a gift by his supervisor. NSA would get all the money it sought and more due to having failed.

The main point of the film, though: here are people holding their own government accountable to the law, protecting freedoms of their fellow citizens, and upholding their oaths to protect the Constitution, and there’s a huge machine that knows without saying it that there is no intent from top to bottom to do the same. And that machine, that Deep State, ate them alive.

And yet there’s hope in the form of a surprise towards the end of the film. Not telling.

{To Be Cont.}

BBD – The DNA Gambit

Just reading through some of Barrett Brown’s old blog posts. Seems there’s always more writing by the man than I thought. Anyway, got curious about the “OWS murder link.” Brown mentions it in relation to Gawker‘s Adrian Chen, who jumped on the story. I vaguely recall it being brought up on Twitter, the short but smug rejoicing of the Wall Street pep squad and pundits that they could at last pin a crime on people who protest organizations that commit crimes as part of their business model–and do so on a frequent basis. Then, the return of sadness when it turned out that the whole story was bulls—. What I did not know or recall was why it was shown to be in error: an apparent DNA test lab error:


It’s not quite Dewey Defeats Truman, but The New York Post may come to regret its “OWS Murder Link” headline now that The New York Times is reporting that a DNA match supposedly linking a 2004 killing to a March protest was the result of a laboratory error. The Post is already citing a source calling it “a total screw-up.”


This, of course, reminded me of one day in the Summer of ’11… It was a bright, beautiful day in Minneapolis. At least it seemed so to a person who’s brain had been baked by microwaves and whathaveyou by the Federal government {again, see the post two down}.

I sent this email, BCCed a few folks in case I wound up in the slammer for Jimmy Hoffa, Franz Ferdinand, or the rape of Lucrece:

Received: from [] ([])
        by mx.google.com with ESMTPS id 1sm1111820yhs.25.2011.
        (version=TLSv1/SSLv3 cipher=OTHER);
        Thu, 23 Jun 2011 09:36:45 -0700 (PDT)
Mime-Version: 1.0 (iPhone Mail 8C148a)
Content-Type: text/plain;
Content-Transfer-Encoding: quoted-printable
X-Mailer: iPhone Mail (8C148a)
From: Christopher Knall
Subject: No Skin Off My Leg
Date: Thu, 23 Jun 2011 11:36:36 -0500
To: Christopher Knall

Just for documentation purposes…

A few days ago I had a large (4″ x 6″ or so) minor in terms of depth blister on my right calf on the right side. I was sitting outside when I noticed it… Not particularly painful. I peeled it off and threw it away (off the curb).

Later the discarded skin was gone.

Look [for] my DNA at a crime scene!

Or perhaps not now that I’ve documented it. Tricky bastards.


Sent via mobile

A typo corrected in there. Let me add some missing details and point some things up. This is 2011, a year before the OWS headline.

The blister was an almost perfect oval. It didn’t hurt, was a very shallow blister. Guessing some sort of spray could have been responsible. Suppose could be electronic “skin burn” gun. Weird in any case. At first assumed a very bizarre sunburn limited to a small area of one leg.

Not in my life.

After discarding it, I went inside for a drink. Maximum elapsed time down stairs to apartment #1 and back up with drink was likely less than 10 minutes, could have been less than 5.

Suddenly occurred to me that substantial, fleshy chunks of a Federal target floating around out there {I once had had similar concern when a one-night stand took a condom with him when he left} might not be a good idea. I went to check.

And it was gone. We’re talking about very near the curb, between two parked cars. Unlikely it blew away. Possible taken by rat, cockroach, FBI counter-intelligence. You know, some kind of vermin.

Anywho, this is the kind of thing I mean about covert ops against protestors, witnesses, whistleblowers, etc. If it hasn’t already been done–that is framing someone by planting their DNA at a crime scene or making clandestine switcheroos in the lab–it will be.

PS: always possibility of planting cigarette butts or similar at crime scenes as well. Noticed some of those disappear from parents’ yard in late 2011/ early 2012, think it was.


The Wire, “Occupy DNA ‘Murder Link’ Now Thought to Be Lab Error,” Adam Martin, 11 July 2012


Tortured Reports

There are some problems with the apparent leak of the Senate torture report findings summary. I’m going to point those out and then flip the whole thing on its head to what I really want to discuss, mostly the bigger domestic picture as it relates to intelligence community abuse of power in general.

Watch, it’ll be fun.

First we have a recent Guardian article about when the CIA torture program ended:

More suspected terrorists underwent the agency’s post-9/11 treatment, which largely lasted from 2002 to 2006, than the CIA has publicly admitted, according to the report’s findings, which were first reported by McClatchy.


But McClatchy doesn’t modify with largely or similar:

The findings are among the report’s 20 main conclusions. Taken together, they paint a picture of an intelligence agency that seemed intent on evading or misleading nearly all of its oversight mechanisms throughout the program, which was launched under the Bush administration after the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks and ran until 2006.


So…definitely 2006, then. Let’s make sure by checking out what the alleged leaked Senate report findings say:


The CIA’s Rendition and Interrogation program ended by 2006 due to legal and oversight concerns, unauthorized press disclosures and reduction in cooperation from other nations.


Yep. “Heck, it might have been sooner. ‘…by 2006,’ we said. We Senators just can’t be sure what with being beside ourselves with all those legal and oversight concerns. Hand wringing is so distracting.”

Ok, ok, Senator, calm down. Pardon me while I just fact-check you with prior statements made on the subject:

Reminding citizens that interrogation techniques became ‘enhanced’ after 911, Leon Panetta stated that those practices being questioned ended in January [2009].



Some timeline issues there from someone. Watch for Panetta or another senior official to be trotted out and twist the English language into pretzels explaining what was meant by whom.

Now let’s see what else the findings say.


Oh. Just did it all on their own. Defied the White House. Misinformed them. And DoJ. And Congress. And the press.

Who the f— does CIA work for again?

It’s not acceptable to come along eight or five years later and say, “We didn’t know.” It’s your f—ing job to know, oversight…White House.

This is one of the problems. They just don’t want to officially know. They pretend it’s in everyone’s best interests that we break the rules and so they make sure that they are intentionally farasyoucantell ignorant of the truth in order to protect themselves if something goes wrong.

The fact that they continue to defend overly intrusive NSA practices, and can’t exactly deny they exist since we’ve seen many in print thanks to Snowden, says that they really aren’t all that into “legal.” It’s about protecting the Deep State and the cash cows the monstrosity manages to crap out periodically that benefit the few right people at the expense of all the rest/wrong ones.

This is why I say what I say in the “Activist’s Primer to Counter-Intelligence.” *

And going back to what was said above about end dates for programs, I’ve pointed out proof that MKULTRA did not end in the 60s as we were told. Might have been renamed, what difference does that make? It’s misleading and intentionally so in order to make the American people think it was some fluke, a mistake. “Oh, those silly kids with their drug and radiation experiments. Just trying to protect. They overdid it! Aw, aren’t they cute and patriotic? And they stopped and started behaving before…uh…before I was elected…yeah.”

The point seems to be that without a Snowden and a Greenwald or a Hammond and then a Brown to sift the stuff to make some sense of it, we just don’t find out the truth. At all. This was one of Barrett’s points in the blog post, “Not All Propaganda is Equal.” [5]

If the CIA and NSA {and I haven’t even begun to parse some of FBI’s latest such as working with JSOC overseas} are willing to abuse their powers, and then lie about it or get most of our government to lie for them, how much more so a private contractor who is–at least!–an additional layer removed from oversight? Who might be on the one hand privy to the nation’s biggest secrets and working for large law firms to secretly attack and neutralize peaceful, legal, democratic processes?

There is no freedom here if even the least among us are denied it.


The Guardian, “CIA and White House under pressure after Senate torture report leaks,” Spencer Ackerman, 11 April 2014:



McClatchyDC, “CIA’s use of harsh interrogation went beyond legal authority, Senate report says, Ali Watkins, Jonathan S. Landay and Marisa Taylor, 11 April 2014:



DocumentCloud, unknown, 11 April 2014:


By the way, Feinstein is reportedly referring this leak to the DoJ.


Charisse Van Horn

The Examiner, “CIA torture investigation: Leon Panetta responds,” 25 August 2009:



“Not All Propaganda is Equal,” Barrett Brown, 30 May 2012:


* There’s a link up top if you haven’t checked it out yet, and I’ve added a few comments in there recently, such as Shaffer’s comment about technology being far ahead of where the American public thinks it is, and that we don’t know how it’s being used. This was in the context of Romas/COIN, but he is clearly making a more general statement.

On that note, I also updated the post below regarding what I like to call the FBI/CIA/DoD Cookbook, “How to Bake an Undesirable’s Brain Using 40+ Year Old Technology.”

Bio-Effects of Micro/Radiowave Research {Updated x2}

Your head is humming and it won’t go.

Regarding portions of this [1]:


Some selections:

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“2. Depression.”

This alone could explain both Aaron Swartz and Susan Watkins, to name two.

Note also 11, increased irritability. This is perhaps how FBI provokes people in order to arrest or shoot them. Besides the possibility of Barrett Brown as discussed previously, see:

CBS Local Boston, “CBS News: Man Killed By FBI Implicated Himself, Tsarnaev In Waltham Triple Murder,” Bobby Sisk and Karen Anderson, 22 May 2013:


Implicated himself then died. Hm.

“1. Neurasthenia – {general ‘bad’ feeling}”

General bad feeling, similar to 4, anxiety. The term has apparently fallen out of favor, but was once a general diagnosis by Freud and contemporaries. Between that and anxiety, I think there’s a decent additional explanation for paranoia among targets. You’ve even got 8, hallucinations to make them seem even crazier. Throw in some 10, insomnia -> sleep deprivation. How long do you think you could withstand it?

Perfect COINTELPRO tool. Don’t have to be near them to use it, shoot it right through the walls or windows when they’re sleeping or catch them outside. Why not? Part of the fun is breaking the law. Classify it as “harassment” via a nonlethal weapon.

Until they pop. Oops!

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Think I described it as feeling as though you’re being choked and having a metal band around your head:


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5 & 6: loss of hair, brittleness of hair:


Used third person back then because I had hoped to be able to deal with this without having to also ruin my reputation. Also covered in Wicked Game:


2, metallic taste was something from early on as well. Had assumed it was a drug after-taste.

7, buzzing, vibrating, yes. Vaguely recall quoting Led Zeppelin in a crazy email to Watts about that.

I’m still often in disbelief that this is happening in this country, but then it generally displays crazier and crazier behavior every day. The level of corruption is always more severe than you think.

This and similar tech is being used to shape the country by similar tactics to the GCHQ online operations except not just on the Internet:


Deny / Disrupt / Degrade / Deceive

In fact, the discussion of many of these techniques occurs in the context of using them in lieu of “traditional law enforcement” against people suspected (but not charged or convicted) of ordinary crimes or, more broadly still, “hacktivism”, meaning those who use online protest activity for political ends.


Certainly being zapped could disrupt and degrade. Not to mention, as in the case of Ibrahim Todashev and Susan Watkins, deny life.

“Random” people chosen for training, activists, witnesses, whistleblowers, politicians, journalists and other artists in other media…all potential targets. Is it any wonder this place runs on lies?


US Navy/Naval Medical Research Institute, “Bibliography of Reported Biological Phenomena {‘Effects’} and Clinical Manifestations Attributed to Microwave and Radio-Frequency Radiation,” Zorach R. Glaser, 4 October 1971:




First Look/The Intercept, “How Covert Agents Infiltrate the Internet to Manipulate, Deceive, and Destroy Reputations,” Glenn Greenwald, 24 February 2014:


Two Vics, Many Causes, One Perp [Now with Graeber Quote]

“Attempting to fight a 21st Century battle using early 20th Century thinking and tools and not even realizing much less accepting it, is a losing posture.” –McCoyote

A lot to cover, but much will have to wait. For example, the Barrett Brown case has changed dramatically. His two trials have been canceled and he is being re-arraigned on a changed set of charges on April 29th. I’ve learned a bit more about Brown, but that deserves its own post which I’ll get around to some point soon. A little appears below as side note.

Additionally, the CIA torture report, in limbo for over a year, is going to be partially declassified, sections to be determined by–wait for it–the CIA.

Today, though, I’m going to return to discussing some of the more exotic aspects of what I’ve referred to as COINTELPRO and MKULTRA in a blender, or NKINTRA, the ‘intra’ indicating a covert effort toward domestic control of the national narrative and therefore national, and by extension to a degree, international, opinion.

Today’s post is going to concentrate on two very different victims of NKINTRA. I’ll begin with the one that will be easier to believe, to grasp for most and then move on to the one that would tend to get lost in the shuffle.

An early member of Occupy…

BoingBoing, “David ‘Debt’ Graeber evicted, implicates NYPD intelligence, claims revenge-harassment for OWS participation,” Cory Doctorow, 3 April 2014:


…has been evicted from his home in New York. The circumstances involve the fact that the apartment was in his mother’s name, that she was critically ill, and that the coop board reportedly gave him the runaround when it came to accepting the paperwork for getting his name on it.

The problem for most of us, of course, is connecting the dots between his role as an activist and the actions of the coop board. Our typical {and by the way, outdated} mode of thinking on this is that there would have to be some financial link or motive for the board to do so or it would simply be the man’s imagination.

It is, of course, quite possible that there is such a conspiracy. It would not be at all unusual for a coop board in NY to have one or more Wall Streeters on it and they would notice the presence of someone outspoken on the subject.

But this story is very, very similar to the stories of countless people who lay claim to being the targets of Organized Stalking. As I’ve said many times before, there are distinct parallels between OS and abusive programs like FBI’s COINTELPRO as well as aspects that can be traced back in the public record of CIA’s MKULTRA. In a very recursive way, the idea of making people seem crazy in public is itself also connected to both programs. In fact, part of the insult-to-injury portion is getting screwed and then facing the unappealing choices of being ridiculed/labeled mentally ill for suggesting conspiracy against rights, a law on the Federal books, and suffering in silence. The latter contains no possibility that the culprits will ever face justice while the former undermines credibility.

In any case, I believe a person who sees the case of ‘Debt’ can see that there might be motive. Where it gets more confused is how it could possibly be accomplished, and once you start down that longwinded and twisty path, the question of effort versus payoff comes to mind. What did the Deep State gain by screwing over ‘Debt’? “Where’s the cost-benefit analysis, Phil?”

What did they have to gain? Plenty. It intimidates others who might be sympathetic to the Occupy cause. It neutralized him or degraded his effectiveness, if only temporarily. Time is money. It also distracts his supporters who now have to spend time writing/tweeting about it as a show of solidarity it rather than the crimes of those Occupy seeks to expose. Further, it serves to inflame and that in turn creates more situations that the Deep State points to and goes to Congress with hat in hand securing more funding and contracts. Diabolical, isn’t it?

By the way, similar story with Barrett Brown’s father, who was ruined financially by what Barrett describes as prosecutorial over-reach when a business partner broke the law with regards to flipping land. I only learned of this recently. This happened years ago. The case against the elder Brown ended with the judge apologizing. But of course the damage was done at that point.

I’ll remind again, I, too, lost my home though the specifics related to that dealt with gay marriage not having been legal in New York at the time. Broken up and thrown out, there were no legal agreements to be reached. And yet this happened with a Democrat in the White House.

To the other point raised above, what did it cost the Deep State to pull this off if, as ‘Debt’ suggested, it may have had the involvement of police intelligence? Nothing. The tax payer paid for it. That many police departments have become “embedded” with CIA, FBI, Homeland Security and have hired private security firms as consultants, like those studied by Project PM and known to do dirty work for special business interests, is not news; not even debatable. It’s reported and confirmed. This means that many police departments, on top of increased militarization, have also become counter-intelligence apparatuses as well as potentially tainted against First Amendment users who criticize Wall Street, Monsanto, the US Chamber of Commerce, Dow Chemical, etc. Trickle-up economics at work.

Now imagine, rather than this house-theft happening to ‘Debt’ or some other member of Occupy, the only motive for doing so is to train the people who pull off these hostile acts. Would a person with no political bones in their body ever have a chance of being believed? That’s the case with many so-called Targeted Individuals. The typical pattern begins with what appears to be the sudden onset of mental disturbance. This is usually followed by estrangement from family, the bonds often stretched thin because they don’t tend to believe the claims about psychological harassment that the target makes. Indeed, some of the claims that are made are unbelievable, which is precisely the point.

The confusion caused by the covert bag of harassment tricks are designed to leave no evidence, to irritate the target, and to undermine the target’s credibility. Alternate versions involve honeypots to lure away spouses combined with other stressors placed on the marriage resulting in the target being forced out. Another is loss of employment resulting in the inability to pay the rent, mortgage, common charges, and/or maintenance fees. Some combination of these are also sometimes employed.

Which is partially what brings me to the next victim. She is not so much like ‘Debt’ as she has more in common with Aaron Swartz. I only have the FFCHS newsletter as guide for the details and have been unable to find any news articles on it but this is what FFCHS says:

Monday, March 31, 2014: Death by Hanging of Susan Watkins

As many of you have heard by now, we experienced a grisly loss this past week of one of our most important members, Susan Watkins, a very professional and knowledgeable Volunteer with our Legal Committee, who was found hanged in her house on Monday, March 31, 2014 by her

Although it is being labelled a suicide due to the writing left on her wall which said: “They watched me by satellite while I killed myself,” many are not convinced that that’s what occurred. Personally, I find it odd for someone to speak of killing themselves in the past tense.

Several days before this event, Susan sent an email to some of us with contact information for her sister, the executor of her will, her landlord, and Dr. Staninger – “as the Government harassment/torture increases from time to time.”

Therefore, it seems either she felt really threatened or was planning this herself. Either way, as someone pointed out, it is obviously murder by the perpetrators.

It’s incidents like this that underscore that what we are experiencing is nothing short of a secret holocaust.


Note: I don’t know Susan’s background, why she might have been targeted, why she thought that she was, etc. My condolences to her friends and family for their loss.

I also don’t know if she was subject to home invasion and murder. Not impossible these days. But…

The obvious things that may crop up for many: Aaron did not make claims about being watched by satellite {though if you include the possibility of any intercepted communications via telecom, that’s potentially indirectly, perhaps poetically, the case}. And Susan is making claims that she could not prove.

Let me try to make some sense of this and why I think it possible they are both victims of some method close to what I’ve described on this blog.

Susan may have been subject to different forms of harassment, different covert regimen, than Aaron may have been.

My point here is that deception, and that includes dissemination of disinformation, is part of the strategy. I do not doubt that both Aaron and Susan were driven to suicide. Where I may disagree with both the mainstream view of former and the OS community of the latter is the likely how.

This is only one of many hypotheses I’ve written up here, but let’s dwell on the surreptitious drug version for a moment. And let’s pick on Clonazepam (Klonopin) while we do so. Note, there are other drugs with the same listed side effect, but this was the first that Google and the FDA provided for me:

“May cause suicidal thoughts.”

Now, let’s not bother too much with precisely how that occurs, but acknowledge that obviously, the drug is not sentient, does not whisper into one’s ear like Hannibal Lechter. Rather, it is a reportedly rare side-effect that can cause one to dwell on those thoughts. This perhaps as a result of invoking a particular mood, by stimulating the wrong part of the brain, or by inhibiting a part that regulates for healthier thoughts. Don’t know and for these purposes don’t care. From the perspective of someone going through that, it only matters immediately that this is the case, not the neuroscience behind it.

Recall again also lest your brain, dear reader, drift toward the question of how, that CIA hired stage magician John Mulholland for exactly these purposes, that there was a weapon discussed in the Church/Tower hearings that could fire a dart that the target would not notice, and that we are sixty years on since. This time has included walking on the moon, the nuclear weapon, the Internet, and the ever-shrinking microprocessor as achievements in the meantime.

Back to the point, what would that feel like? What would it feel like to have a drug forcing your brain to have thoughts on you involuntarily? Especially ones that are telling you to destroy yourself?

Probably like they were being beamed there via satellite.

Conversely, without the conditioning that perhaps Susan received and perhaps Aaron did not, like your world is crashing down on you. Like the Universe hates your guts.

God, the Universe, Luck, or Fate: the incredibly corrupted’s best alibi and camouflage.

Note that I am a proponent of electronics being capable of doing similar psychological and physiological changes from a distance. I don’t discount the possibility of that being the case. There is plenty of evidence of research in this field and some working capability.

Take the US Navy’s SANGUINE, for example, being able to induce drunkenness symptoms electronically. That tech alone is one example of many that is just too little known by the public at large. While the possibility of neighbors buying or building such devices and making each other fall down is partially a legitimate concern {not to mention costing the liquor industry some business for the big backyard cookouts}, the larger danger is having not only technologies like these in the hands of the greedy Deep State, but even the mere existence of it controlled and kept from the public collective as well. It invites abuse and the ability to conduct things like traceless assassinations. That is exactly what the Church/Tower commission was looking into and seeking to see did not get abused for political and personal gain reasons, as well as conducting affairs in accordance with international law. *

My other point, possibly as a matter of survival, is to focus less on how and if and accept that
there are ways, that it is happening, and that motive and precedents may have to be enough to at least have a serious discussion about it. We know there are covert ops happening. We don’t know their extent due to secrecy.

I focus on the whys in order to show how it might be done, to show it could be done. It’s less important than if, but to get to believing it could-be requires some discussion on how. I hope we can move past that.

In case you’re still thinking that there’s some body, some portion of the system that would regulate this, would prevent such abuse, see the link below regarding the court stating that it cannot rule when national security and war are concerned. And then consider how 9/11 has altered war and national security, how literally criticism can be considered harming national security because it may result in a change in policy. Can you wrap your head around that? The system is irrevocably broken. Secrecy hides abuse, abuse exposed causes secrecy. Criticism of abuse is said to cause harm, silence causes abuse.

FireDogLake, “Court: Improper for Judiciary to Decide Whether Killing US Citizens with Drones Violates Due Process Rights,” Kevin Gosztola, 4 April 2014:


It is amazing sometimes just how smart the Deep State is.


* To a degree. I think most people would agree that intelligence gathering sometimes involves breaking some laws {less than you might think for the majority of it which uses publicly available sources}. Where that line gets drawn, finding out what is happening versus attempting to mold the world to ones own ideal, absorption of information as opposed to disseminating it–precisely what the newest GCHQ revelations seem to indicate a strong desire to do–becomes a very fundamental, global human question.

First Look/The Intercept, “The “Cuban Twitter” Scam Is a Drop in the Internet Propaganda Bucket,” Glenn Greenwald, 4 April 2014:


Anatomy of a False-Flag Operation

Let’s forget for the moment who and why. Let’s just look at the facts, the events. As I’ve pointed out, it’s a lot more complicated than this, but stripping it to its bare bones structure, this is what happened.

Early to Mid December 2009 – Squidgate event on Blue Water Bridge separating Port Huron, Michigan, USA from Sarnia, Ontario, Canada. The reason Michigan State court proceeded with prosecution: the DHS border guard Andrew Beaudry believed he was wronged and further was concerned that there would be problems for him on the Internet. A war of words ensued between Peter Watts and people assumed to be Beaudry or his surrogates.

Parallel with this, various psychological harassment events. I’ve already detailed them elsewhere. Doing so again will only muddy the main point.

22 December 2009 – The preliminary examination for the case. Sent a letter to the judge via Internet fax requesting leniency, dropping of the case.

23 December 2009 – Unknown to me until 25 December, a fire, reportedly due to an overloaded powerstrip in the Conway’s condo apartment in Brooklyn, burned down their building. All inhabitants left of their own power except Kate and her father Michael who were brought out by FDNY and both hospitalized. This happened in the early morning hours, approximately 16 to 18 hours after the preliminary examination, which is enough time to drive from Michigan to Brooklyn. [1]

23 December 2009 – Still unaware of the fire, I see a large plume of white smoke down the street while outside a local deli in Brooklyn. As I approach, I see that the large cloud is coming from the tailpipe of a white pickup truck. There are three males in the truck: one older in the driver’s seat and two younger passengers. As I approach, they drive away and I can just make out that the taller, thinner of the two younger males, the one closest to the passenger door, looking and laughing in the side mirror.

25 December 2009 – I learn about the Conway condo fire.

January 2010 – Report these strange events to the FBI and DHS by way of the Secret Service, hoping that that will be a faster method of getting into the White House. I suggest that it may be a foreign operation or one designed by “staybehinds” to embarass the White House.

March 2010 – Separated from my job and my longterm partner, I have moved out of New York City and into Minneapolis. The psychological harassment has continued and intensified. The trial of Peter Watts happened and he was found guilty of resisting an officer.

April 2010 – The sentencing hearing for Peter Watts occurred. A few days before, one of many forms of psychological harassment, clumps of my hair fall out in my hands when I wake up. When I arrive at the sentencing hearing, it is obvious that three men who I am informed are Andrew Beaudry’s father and two brothers, are there. They do not seem to recognize me at all and I make sure that they at least see me. It is in part this that makes me think that it was not actually them in the truck.

Later in 2010 – I learn that it is possible to start a fire from a distance using a homemade laser. A man came up to me to try to sell me one at the Saloon in Minneapolis. It is at this point that I realize how the fire was likely started.

Despite numerous attempts to get to the bottom of this using representatives, attorneys general, the Department of Justice, civil rights advocacy groups, this blog, etc. there has been no indication of any positive action.

The implication is that there is no systemic solution. Further harassment and covert ops disguised as bad luck further imply that the US intelligence community desires to drive me to violence by simultaneously creating the perception that there is no other alternative and that the harassment will never end, that they have full carte blanche, that none of these entities I contacted {as one should do} has any say or does not care that there are government agents, direct or indirect as contractors or foreign agencies operating as proxies, engaging in this behavior. This is “behavioral modification” by conditioning and harassment. It is clearly illegal and yet it is happening at the same time.

Now that we know the methods involved, you cannot help but wonder if this isn’t being employed elsewhere. As example, I again pluck that strange CIA/JSOC subcontractor Blackwater/Academi/Xe email:

The Nation has previously reported on Blackwater’s work for the CIA and JSOC in Pakistan. New documents reveal a history of activity relating to Pakistan by Blackwater. Former Pakistani Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto worked with the company when she returned to Pakistan to campaign for the 2008 elections, according to the documents. In October 2007, when media reports emerged that Bhutto had hired “American security,” senior Blackwater official Robert Richer wrote to company executives, “We need to watch this carefully from a number of angles. If our name surfaces, the Pakistani press reaction will be very important. How that plays through the Muslim world will also need tracking.” Richer wrote that “we should be prepared to [sic] a communique from an affiliate of Al-Qaida if our name surfaces (BW). That will impact the security profile.” Clearly a word is missing in the e-mail or there is a typo that leaves unclear what Richer meant when he mentioned the Al Qaeda communiqué. Bhutto was assassinated two months later. Blackwater officials subsequently scheduled a meeting with her family representatives in Washington, in January 2008.


Rescuers pull 2 from B’klyn blaze

Last Updated: 9:46 AM, December 24, 2009

Firefighters rescued a Brooklyn woman and her father yesterday morning after the two were knocked unconscious as a blaze ripped through their Park Slope apartment.

An overloaded power strip sparked the fire in the top floor of the four-story building on Third Street near Fifth Avenue about 2:30 a.m., officials said.

Firefighters Rob Mitchell and John Fisher, along with Capt. Dennis Murphy of Ladder Co. 105, rushed into the building. They found Michael Conway, 58, passed out in a hallway. His daughter, Kate, 29, was found unconscious nearby. Both were carried to safety.

Michael was in stable condition at Methodist Hospital in Brooklyn. Kate was taken to New York Hospital-Cornell Burn Center, where she was listed in serious but stable condition with burns to her legs.

“It’s the best reward you can get,” said Capt. Murphy, a 26-year FDNY veteran. “It’s a good feeling, especially during this time of the year.”

I found three articles about this when it happened. Around February 2010 or so, all three disappeared. I found the one above as a mirror copy of one on a foreign fire house website. Here are the links to the three that went missing:





The Nation, “Blackwater’s Black Ops”, Jeremy Scahill, September 15, 2010:


For more details, see again Wicked Game, chapter 20:



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