Pursuance Project

Just listened to a podcast/radio show with Ken Webster Jr. interviewing Barrett Brown. For those who don’t know, Barrett and a number of other individuals have started an online collaborative system known as the Pursuance Project. You can read more about Pursuance Project in Barrett’s article over at VICE:

Barrett Brown, “What Is To Be Done?” MOTHERBOARD/VICE, 31 August 2017:

motherboard.vice.com/en_us/article/gyynwm/barrett-brown-what-is-to-be-done

The radio show can be found here:

http://www.spreaker.com/user/kenwebster/interview-barrett-brown-october-2017

Got a few things I wanted to touch on. This first was going to be a post unto itself, but I decided to shorten it.

Ken notes that people frequently ask him why he supports people like Barrett Brown, Edward Snowden, etc. He has his response which he says usually resolves the situation quickly.

I note that Marvel and other superhero films are extremely popular and do well at the box office. I note that our obsession with heroes is interesting given that we as a whole don’t, as a country, support people who actually go up against corruption and power, and that this doesn’t entirely make sense.

There’s a whole thing with Alan Moore, where he states that superhero culture is inhibiting adult males in the US from “growing up.” I kind of agree, though I would take it in a direction he might not agree with. That’s the short version.

Other topics in the show included, for example, Alex Jones.

ALEX JONES

Please allow me to capsulize the situation as I understand and recall it.

Jones came out and proved that there was an employee at STRATFOR named Alex Jones and that they were two separate people. This was true as far as I know. It worked great to defend from accusations of working for STRATFOR and/or the Military-Intelligence-Industrial-Complex.

However, there was more that he did not address. First, in its early stages his website{s} shared an IP address with STRATFOR dot com. I believe this information came via a Hammond hack.

Second, Jones hired two people from STRATFOR to work for him.

Third, Jones was a STRATFOR subscriber (and may have had an email address as well as the Alex E. Jones who worked there}.

While it was Obama advisor Cass Sunstein who suggested “cognitive infiltration” be used against the American people {Glenn Greenwald has reported on this}, it appears as if this is what Jones and whoever was/is pulling his strings was already up to. As Ken notes in the show, he’ll sometimes hear something and agree with it only to hear something incredibly stupid mere moments later. Jones conflates real corruption with conspiratorial fantasy and the result is one of the many D’s that the intelligence community is so fond of, in this case Degraded capacity to make informed decisions and organize.

BOB WOODWARD

This is a bit similar to Bob Woodward, whose position is not hard to figure out as Chris Matthews once suggested on Real Time with Bill Maher. Woodward has been and still is a Pentagon shill.

How can this be? Didn’t he report on Watergate?

Yes. Mere months before that he was the liaison between a Navy Admiral and the White House. The same Navy Admiral, by the way, who was spying on the White House in what became known as the “Radford Affair.”

Why? Despite Nixon’s paranoia, which was probably only enhanced after being dosed with LSD on the way to Moscow to begin discussions on reducing nuclear arms, along with most of the passengers on Air Force One, he was fairly moderate when it came to biological and chemical weapons as well.

Making it brief again, when the Nixon order to remove all chemical weapon stockpiles came down, CIA considered its store of extremely potent and lethal fish toxin to be biological. When the order came down to destroy stockpiles of biological weapons as well, they considered the very same to be chemical.

The testimony from that appears in the the hearings that took place on assassination and the rights of Americans where the intelligence community is concerned in the 70s.

Nixon was too moderate for the military industrial complex. His own paranoia got the better of him, but let’s ask ourselves if NSA spying isn’t actually a bigger problem than one hotel and then ask ourselves why there were no resignations on the part of George W. Bush or Barrack Obama.

Power that is now in the hands of Donald J. Trump, by the way.

At any rate, there’s MOCKINGBIRD, which everyone should be familiar with in which various reporters were actually working for CIA spreading misinformation, as well as Intercept reporting on a Los Angeles Times reporter whose main editor was CIA.

To bring it back around, these are just a few of the kinds of reasons we need the Pursuance Project. Check it out.

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Do You Hear What I Hear?

Roundup of people who claimed e-weapons, mostly sound, were used to harass them. The last is the Trump administration’s response: To eliminate diplomatic relations with Cuba.

Cannot be clearer: The US is responsible for the attacks on US and Canadian diplomats and is doing to in order to have an excuse to cut off Cuba while simultaneously making DJT seem like a defender of the US, less Russia-friendly.

You’ll also note that the outlets and entities that called so many of these people delusional are not stating that the staffs of the two embassies are.

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Kim Murphy, “Figure in Kickbacks Alleges Bizarre Plot by U.S. to Kill Him,” Los Angeles Times, 17 April 1988:
http://articles.latimes.com/1988-04-17/local/me-2083_1_witness-protection-program

Niles became convinced that the marshals had set up an elaborate speaker system around his room to confuse him with artificial sounds.

Democracy Now!, “Ousted Honduran President Manuel Zelaya Speaks from the Brazilian Embassy in Tegucigalpa,” Amy Goodman, 5 October 2009:

https://www.democracynow.org/2009/10/5/ousted_honduran_president_manuel_zelaya_speaks

PRESIDENT MANUEL ZELAYA:
[translated] Yes. What has occurred here is truly rude treatment for a democratically elected president. This is not how you treat a president who is fighting to reinstall democracy in his country. We have been repressed and limited to the embassy. Tear gas has been fired. Our electronic lines, our telephone lines have been cut. We’ve also been under attack from microwaves and the sound cannon, a long-range acoustic device.

AMY GOODMAN:
What do you mean, acoustic device, a sound cannon?

PRESIDENT MANUEL ZELAYA:
[translated] There are two kinds of unconventional weapons that have been used against us by the regime. There’s a high-frequency pitch that has been used against protesters. And another weapon that has been used against us is an electronic device that issues microwaves, which is very harmful for your health. It causes headaches.

AMY GOODMAN:
As president, do you know about this in the Honduran arsenal

PRESIDENT MANUEL ZELAYA:
[translated] Yes, of course. We all suffered this. We all witnessed it. There’s photographs and videos of this occurring.

“Sacramento Man Arrested for Calling 911 More Than 100 In a Month,” NY Daily News, 22 May 2013:

http://www.nydailynews.com/amp/news/national/man-arrested-calling-911-100-times-month-article-1.1352074

Shao wrote on his blog that he was approached by FBI who asked him to spy for them {and/or CIA} and he refused.

Peter Hermann and Ann E. Marimow “Navy Yard Shooter Driven by Delusions,” Washington Post, 25 September 2013:

https://www.washingtonpost.com/local/crime/fbi-police-detail-shooting-navy-yard-shooting/2013/09/25/ee321abe-2600-11e3-b3e9-d97fb087acd6_story.html

In one document, he wrote: “An ultra low frequency attack is what I’ve been subject to for the last three months, and to be perfectly honest, that is what has driven me to this.”

Mark Shleub and Stephen Hudak, “FSU shooter Myron May feared ‘energy weapon,’ heard voices, thought police were watching him,” Orlando Sentinel, November 2014:

http://www.orlandosentinel.com/news/breaking-news/os-fsu-shooting-myron-may-update-20141121-story.html

“He stated that he can constantly hear voices coming through the walls specifically talking about actions he was doing,” an officer wrote in an incident report.

Gardiner Harris, “Tillerson Says U.S. May Close Cuba Embassy Over Mystery Ailments,” New York Times, 17 September 2017:

https://mobile.nytimes.com/2017/09/17/us/politics/tillerson-cuba-embassy.html

The Trump administration is considering closing the recently reopened United States Embassy in Havana after 21 Americans associated with the embassy experienced a host of unexplained health problems.

Small Update

First, I added the now MIA at their website US News & World Report article about CIA’s child kidnapping ring known as The Finders. As it turns out, they were taking toddlers to Saudi Arabia to be diddled by members of the House of Saud who were so inclined. The article is here and the FOIA can be found over here in PDF.

Second is what is perhaps my favorite interview of all time. Jeremy Scahill interviews historian Alfred McCoy * about the fall of the US Empire, the CIA trafficking drugs and how mainstream media lied to help cover it up {and CIA continues to even though the missing paragraphs proving Gary Webb correct are available elsewhere}, among other goodies. Perhaps most timely, a rundown on how many foreign elections the United States meddled in during the last half of the 20th century. I think the number will surprise you.

Jeremy Scahill, “Donald Trump and the Coming Fall of the American Empire,” The Intercept, 22 July 2017:

https://theintercept.com/2017/07/22/donald-trump-and-the-coming-fall-of-american-empire/

Third, if you follow the Twitter and are wondering where a new piece is, I’m still collating data. Also, I prefer to know what two, three or four outcomes the enemy is hoping for before taking action so as to avoid falling into one of their traps. Suffice it to say that there’s been a LOT of crazy around these parts recently.

* Via tag you will find a vague reference to a quote by Dr. McCoy posted during my brief tenure at the University of Illinois at Chicago stay in Chicago in late 2013, early 2014 which includes photos from my visit to Dr. James C. Lin, who had the good sense to not be in his office when I came a’knockin’ to ask about his microwave and audio work with CIA and DoD and why Carlyle Group was investing in headphones to be marketed to African-Americans.

I believe the McCoy quote was, when repeated to me years ago, taken out of context. For one, there was a difference of opinion in CIA when some were hoping there was some sort of Soviet or Chinese “magic” with regards to mind control. There was not. However, despite CIA’s spotlighting the bad science portions they spent money on during MK Ultra, even finding out that, and that, for example, schizophreniclike symptoms can be induced in people with isolation and trauma alone, is useful information for a corrupt institution like CIA.

In any case, Dr. McCoy understands keenly the cyberspace and outer space issues, as you’ll read or hear in the interview. It’s just a small step to get to behavioral modification, and we’re already seeing some MSM news on “improving soldiers.”

BBD – More BLM

Briefly.

Something like five or six incidents at work in the past few to several days, two of those involving violence, all very heated, the second one that I was actually there for ended with the customer threatening to shoot me, and all involved African American males.

I’ve been over this before. I documented as best I could the strange incident in Minneapolis where a cop at a grocery store was behaving strangely and I got a sudden urge to punch him, and how that reminded me of the YouTube video that got Barrett Brown into trouble. I also wrote, though that’s pretty far back, about how I saw a man being beaten and ran into another who was raging mad for no apparent reason in Minneapolis.

I’ll be honest here. I don’t know if it’s the FBI counterintelligence, the CIA, or GOP’s black bag department {or if there’s even much difference between those three entities} using their little toys to create this…disharmony.

But what I do know is it’s very odd to be doing this anywhere near me at this point. What’s the point ultimately? There isn’t going to be any big revelation regarding the state of the art brainhacking; nor worse yet, how it’s being used in practice. Not without a whistleblower. And even then, I’m not really certain the public will get it, assuming such a whistleblower doesn’t just wind up dead before that happens.

So it must be something else. But I’ll be damned if I know what that could be.

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Gary Webb Redux: The LGBT Community and Meth

They’re animals, so let them lose their souls.

It is my considered opinion that the Central Intelligence Agency targets the LGBT community with crystal meth in much the same way that it targeted poor black communities with crack cocaine. This latter was reported on by Gary Webb. While Mr. Webb did not accuse the US government of institutional racism and bigotry {some of the large papers that, when push comes to shove, tow the line for the Military Industrial Complex like the Washington Post accused him of it, however}, I am. I will explain why below.

PRECEDENCE

First, of course, the crack cocaine epidemic. The CIA used profits from selling it domestically for black bag operations that were off the books. That is, these were operations and programs that they did not believe they had to report to Congress because the funding was not coming from taxes but rather the exploitation of poor neighborhoods, predominantly African American, in California. This worked, CIA was never punished for this, and it continued after Webb’s reporting on the topic and tracing the money and drugs from Central America to the US.

The result domestically was also that politicians got to “take a stand” against drugs and demonize those who sold it and used it as “super predators.” The stigma remains today as does the high incarceration rate resulting from a CIA operation.

And let us not forget the lengths CIA went to experimenting drugs on human beings under MK/Ultra and other programs using initially the former Nazi scientists brought in under PAPERCLIP, BLOODSTONE, etc. Nor how, for example, notorious gangster James ‘Whitey’ Bulger got 15 years knocked off a prison sentence for agreeing to be one such guinea pig.

WHERE DOES METH COME FROM?

In small farming communities in the US it is often made domestically. Chemicals used on some farms can cover for the purchase of materials necessary to make crystal meth.

However, in Maricopa County, Arizona, it is smuggled in from Mexico. More specifically, the state of Sinaloa, which is where El Chapo and his cartel were located. El Chapo who miraculously escaped several times, once reportedly via a long tunnel about which there is a conspiracy theory that the tunnel was not actually completed but rather Guzman’s CIA handlers released him and used the tunnel as a media stunt to cover up the method of release. Why not? In any case, it comes from the Mexican Cartel located there.

WHO USES METH IN PHOENIX AND ENVIRONS?

I’ve met probably a few hundred people who currently use or were addicted in the past to crystal meth in the year and a quarter living here. Predominantly, probably 65% are gay men. There’s probably another 10-15% that engage in some form of homosexual activity even though their preference may be for females. While it is not reportedly as addictive as crack cocaine, crystal meth is clearly highly addictive. The lengths many of these current addicts will go to to get that fix makes this clear.

Much like the mythical pull-yourself-up-by-your-own-bootstraps mantra, officials in the US indicate that simply saying no to drugs is the way to get off them. In civilized countries, it is considered an illness to be addicted, and is treated via healthcare. Emphasis on civilized.

As I’ve noted time and again, the point is to keep us distracted, divided, and fighting among ourselves lest we band together and demand universal healthcare and income. The CIA, and whenever I say that now I also mean the counter-intelligence division of the FBI, they are essentially the same thing, Eisenhower’s fear of a domestic secret “police” has been realized, serves the interests not of the People but of the multinational corporations and that means keeping social nets and benefits as low as possible. As the profits continue to break records, so does the multinationals’ power and influence; it is the snowball, growing in size and increasing momentum, until it overwhelms anything and anyone in its way. To distract from this requires “bad guys” to point a finger at and who better than minorities and those suffering from one form of illness or another? People outside the mainstream make easy targets, as we’ve seen with the transgender bathroom nonsense recently.

As a further reminder of the connection between the CIA and the Mexican Cartels, I point the reader again to the story of Mike and Gary, and how it was that former CIA officer Gary came to be in the cartel’s employ.

Donald: Right for the Wrong Reasons

Like a broken clock twice a day…

Because somebody needs to sort this shit out. Also, I feel the need to clarify my reasons and separate them from Donald for disliking the US intelligence community.

First, Trump’s bashing of the CIA is disingenuous. One of his supporters is Peter Thiel, founder of Palantir, a private intelligence contractor, who wants to privatize the intelligence community. Second, of course, is Trump’s ties to Putin and Russia.

But this is in a very real sense a sad joke. The United States of America is nothing of the sort. It is a boundary inside which public-funded mercenaries with labels like the Department of Defense and Triple Canopy go about doing the dirty work for multinational corporations. That is all that it is. Notions of patriotism only appeal to a criminally ignorant public and brainwashed jarheads who think they serve a country instead of the corporate interests that they actually serve. This includes running and coordinating the world’s drug trade for foreign investors, such as can be seen in Honduras where Chinese, Japanese, EU and UK investors watch as US military bases support drug trafficking and surrogates {when it’s not direct military strikes and CIA doing it} murder the indigenous population who has been given the bad choices of becoming drug mule slaves or dying as frequent delivery planes take off from the property of a Honduran millionaire.

To say nothing of Afghanistan, where 2014 was the biggest poppy year in the history of the country and the trend continues. Off-the-books black bag ops have no shortage of funding sources today for CIA. Just imagine every intelligence community scandal in the past fifty years on steroids, and you’ll get the idea about what is happening behind the scenes.

Of recent note, Muckrock’s efforts have resulted in many new releases from CIA under FOIA. Of interest, COINTELPRO is now {more officially} known to have been a joint operation between CIA and FBI. This is important so that one can understand that while both agencies supported millionaires and then later billionaires in the past, they are now fully in the multinational corporation camp and consider the American people–and really people in general–to be the enemy.

A quick reference here again to a handful of people who, like myself, claim that behavioral modification means and methods were responsible for their “radicalization.” Of course, the only ones whose names get thrown about in the news are those who shoot people or blow something up. Not only as per the previous post’s Ft. Lauderdale shooter Esteban Santiago but there was both Navy Yard shooter Aaron Alexis and lesser known Myron May {both African-American} who made similar claims. Here’s a reminder what MKULTRA’s true purpose was according to the CIA itself:

MK-ULTRA’s purpose was “research and development of chemical, biological and radiological materials [for use] in clandestine operations to control human behavior.” The CIA hoped the “psychoactive chemicals” would work on the victim’s mind and emotions to “release him from the restraint of self-control.”

That was the 1950’s.

Our current dilemma’s stem from the 2001 National Intelligence Estimate. In it, the intelligence community cited the growing gap between the rich and poor as the US’ biggest 21st Century security threat. Naturally, this meant CIA and FBI would get to take the gloves off and enjoy near complete freedom via twisted legal memos allowing practically anything to be done as long as they follow spirit-of-the-law-illegal-but-letter-of-the-slimy-lawyer-memo-legal protocols. {See The Intercept‘s recent work on FBI’s loosening rules.}

9/11, which was almost certainly engineered the same or similar way as the Santiago, Alexis and May shootings, opened the door for this and the mass privatization which Trump is attempting to increase by destroying public education and privatizing national parks. Both things CIA in its heart of hearts would love to help accomplish. Whether or not there are individuals within any agency that oppose is irrelevant. They follow orders or simply choose to work on a different assignment. It still gets done, just by someone else.

Anyway, this nonsense about the intelligence community going after Trump is about getting the GOP party elites back in charge. It will make nearly no difference to anyone at all except for GOP party elites. They will still continue to use covert operations to attempt to turn public opinion against minorities, as they did with 9/11, the Gary Webb crack cocaine epidemic resulting in the creation of the term “Superpredator,” etc.

All of this underlines another point: Doesn’t seem to matter where you turn. There isn’t anyone in your corner when you’re the little guy. This is bad guys against bad guys. They will resolve it soon and be one big happy evil family.

Note also that CIA was silent when Nixon conspired to wreck US peace talks for election purposes and Americans actually died as a result–not one of those silly Internet scare-tactics, actually happened–so that Humphrey {backed by LBJ} wouldn’t be able to claim peace as a reason to vote for him and the Democrats.

Nor did CIA speak up when Reagan’s people cut a deal with the Iranians to hold American hostages longer for similar reasons against Carter. Another indicator that CIA is as full of shit as it always is and doesn’t care about the average American at all, even when they are in the military or foreign service in embassies. They just have a good narrative this time with the Russians cuz Cold War.

and Red Dawn.

…and Red Dawn.

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Wash, Repeat

Jay Weaver, “Airport shooter: I was under mind control and chatted with jihadi. Feds: No evidence,” Miami Herald, 17 January 2017:

miamiherald.com/news/local/community/broward/article126976554.html

The gunman who opened fire on Fort Lauderdale airport travelers, leaving a trail of questions about his motive for killing five people and injuring six others, told FBI agents after the violent rampage that he had been under “government mind control” and “hearing voices,” authorities said Tuesday at a federal court hearing.

FBI special agent Michael Ferlazzo, who interviewed Santiago, testified that the accused shooter said he had been “in contact with like-minded individuals on the Dark Web … planning attacks.”

But according to federal sources, investigators have found no evidence so far on Santiago’s computer, smart phone or elsewhere to support his confession-like statements to FBI agents and Broward sheriff’s deputies in the immediate aftermath of the mass shooting. Nor have they found any terror-related explanation for the attack from interviewing relatives and other witnesses, sources told the Miami Herald.

See voice-to-skull, two acoustic psycho-correction tabs, and items #1, #5, and #6–understanding that the previous can be used for subliminal suggestion, just this side of hypnosis–to see how it could A} be true and B} leave no physical evidence–of the MKULTRA draft memo from 1955 describing the program’s goals.