BBD – A Spookwork Orange

…because nothing rhymes with orange.

And worth repeating:

“That stained glass curtain that you’re hiding behind never let’s in the Sun.”

This is going to be another mash-up. I will provide some insight into the psychology of the covert field agent based on my experience as a target and explain how this is bad for America. In the same post here, I will also add some new information with regards to Wicked Game, in this case what I have in Chapter 13 regarding my work as a real estate consultant in New York City.

In early 2010, Brooklyn had to my eye turned into a spook free-for-all. While it is impossible to be 100% accurate as to what/who was, and wasn’t, there were a few that I think were very apparent. As I noted there, there was a man whom I nicknamed ‘Balding’ who I saw on a few occasions, all but once in Brooklyn, the exception being the doctor’s appointment where my then-partner wanted to get me on some anti-psychotic drug or similar. ‘Balding’ seemed to me to be the boss or supervisor of a few others, primarily Anthony and his roommate who rented the condo above the one my partner owned. Anthony and the other guy made a lot of noise. There was the time I saw them moving in and they broke the door that served as the primary means of egress in case of fire–apart from jumping from the balcony or getting stuck in the parking garage–for our half of the building. The condo board was oddly in no hurry to fix this and became angry with me for requesting the they do so after days of the door being inoperable. This was all in a time of fire in a borough that was reeling from several arsons–including the one that claimed the home of my friend Kate Conway and her father.

Aside from Anthony and ‘Balding’ there quite a few others. A few doppelgangers which I’ve noted elsewhere, most of whom were not very exact in their resemblance with one exception, a younger double for Larry Johnson sitting in a car one evening wearing sunglasses.

But the real pains-in-the-ass were, for some reason, mostly young women. I’m going to take a guess that they over-did things in order to seek approval of the man’s world in which they found themselves working. They were really extremely impolite and overzealous in their harassment, and as I’ve noted a few posts below, almost certainly aware that I had been drugged and therefore even more frazzled at what a person under normal circumstances would consider one odd event if they had witnessed only that one.

The most blatant was a woman–not young, don’t know what her excuse was–mocking me, what I was saying on the phone to my ex-partner, while I was on the Stone Arch Bridge in Minneapolis. She did it repeatedly and loudly. I finally said, “Ain’t that the f—ing truth?!?” loudly. She jumped, shut up, and fully failed to make eye contact with me.

This was when I realized that spooks are at heart cowards. They hate the light being shined on their dirty deeds and the methods they use to achieve them. Since they are as a whole in the service of multinational corporations, banks, and oligarchs and have declared war on the rest of us, it is imperative that both occur. Really, it is a matter of survival.

But any rational person undergoing the psychological harassment that I endured in New York and in Minneapolis after moving there would call it torture, torture-lite at best. The legal definition, you see, requires captivity. In this case, there was only the captivity that being drugged surreptitiously out of your mind, psychological herding, covert ops designed to get you fired and ruin your relationships provides. So while not technically torture in the legal sense, it is torture in the layman definition sense. It has the same purpose: To get the target to do something they would not normally do.

What is the motivation for the field agent overall, though? What are they thinking when they do this, not to members of Al Qaeda, but to their own fellow citizens?

Once again I present a Derren Brown experiment. Absolutely no hypnotism involved, merely human psychology. I suggest beginning at the 07:30 mark:

Derren Brown The Experiments – Remote Control. Link removed.

New link {2019 April 26}.

Anonymity and group-think or mob-mentality lead to some seriously cruel results. Spooks enjoy anonymity, comes with the territory. They also have the implicit approval of their superiors to increase domestic terrorism in order to further secure more funding. Funding which goes partially to private firms and then gets kicked back to politicians who vehemently defend the organizations. Organizations which, by the way, do not have to disclose to whom and how much they contribute to political campaigns.

It really was a bit like what you see in the video except on occasion something positive would seem to happen. It was as if someone were trying to intentionally put me on an emotional roller coaster, perhaps with the intent of making me as socio- or psychopathic as possible; emotionally disturbed. Then with the further intent of driving me to violence, which would then be used to a} further justify more contracts, trampling of rights in general and b} to add LGBT to the list of people the Deep State can use bigotry to distract from their theft of wealth from and destruction of the middle class.

Except of course for me this was not just one hellish night followed by an apology and replacement of what was destroyed. This went on for over a year and Barack Obama, whom I assume to be stone-cold psychopath, has prevented anything being done about it at every turn with his war on whistleblowers. Separate what the man says from what he does, because they are rarely kin, and I think you see more of the same as we got from Bush and will get from the next POTUS.

Shifting gears, it has also came to my attention that there was a lot more to the so-called Ground Zero Mosque story than I would have guessed:

Matthew Phelan, “The Ground Zero Mosque Was an Inside Job,” Gawker/Black Bag, 11 September 2014:

blackbag.gawker.com/the-ground-zero-mosque-was-an-inside-job-1633321283

You’ll note the involvement of the son of a man shot by a bag lady, allegedly a CIA drug smuggling money man. You’ll note the involvement of a FBI consultant. I was entirely unaware of any of this when I was doing work on the project in late 2009.

You’ll also see, if you click on the tax form, the Aspen address. Aspen is home to the Aspen Institute and it’s Aspen Strategy Group and is another of those spy-world-magnet places, where there are annual meetings of spies and muckity-mucks.

You may also recall I. ‘Scooter’ Libby’s “poem” to Judy Miller of the New York Times:

You went into jail in the summer. It is fall now. You will have stories to cover — Iraqi elections and suicide bombers, biological threats and the Iranian nuclear program. Out west, where you vacation, the aspens will already be turning. They turn in clusters, because their roots connect them. Come back to work — to life.

Tim Grieve, “Scooter Libby, Judy Miller and those turning aspens: What did Libby mean in his cryptic letter to Miller? She provides some clues,” Salon, 31 January 2007:

salon.com/2007/01/31/aspens/.

Between MKULTRA killers/targets, Aspen, Plamegate, the Cordoba House, and connections to not one but two agencies in the intelligence community, this is a meme hurricane. I don’t much know what to make of it except it does fit with some of those other clients I mention in the chapter linked at top of this post.

The only other things I’ll add is that this might not only serve the Republicans but the Democrats as well. Not that the Democrats really want peace, but that many who vote for them believe that they do, and that’s all that matters. The Ground Zero Mosque may have been an op to mobilize the bases of both main parties, and not just the Republicans.

But one should also note that this heavily implies the involvement of the intelligence community in elections. I would say that that is the biggest no-no for them, but there are so many no-nos to choose from, many of which we already know to have been violated, eg, CIA not only spying domestically but on the US Senate, torture, DoD spying on protestors, FBI’s parallel construction and entrapment ops, etc.

Just gets weirder and weirder and yet somehow clearer and clearer.

Wesley Clark on American Military Action in the Middle East

YouTube – FORA.tv – Wesley Clark 2007 Speaking Event, San Francisco, CA (via Sibel Edmond’s Boiling Frogs Post)

Clark describes how he learned about the future invasion of Iraq, how it related back to a discussion in 1991, how there was not and still is not any debate about the wisdom of these actions, and what is essentially the plan of neoconservative Michael Ledeen to turn the Middle East into a “boiling cauldron” (that was Ledeen’s description of it), to realign the Middle East after the fall of the Soviet Union and before the rise of China as a new superpower.

Again, my primary complaints with how this was done include: A) that 9-11 could have been prevented easily and was purposely allowed to proceed (Clark suggests is was something else in the beginning of the clip), B) that the lack of debate and the lies surrounding all of it suggest that they didn’t believe that the American people would agree with their reasons for doing it, and C) they have saddled the American people with the burden of dealing with these policies both in the cost of treasure and blood while making out quite well financially themselves and not having to make any personal risks. Chickenhawks is the term.

Around five minutes in, Clark mentions that knocking down governments was becoming the new mission of the US military, and not preventing large conflicts, not peacekeeping.

My lifelong fascination with the intelligence business was largely centered around that same idea: that good intelligence, good analysis, informed policy, and a little smart use of covert operations could mean that there would not ever have to be a World War III. It could be avoided and the benefits were in part economic because it’s cheaper to avoid war than wage them.

All of that has been turned on its head. Instead, we are manufacturing intel, strife, and terrorism in order to justify, for example, drone strikes that take out large numbers (in terms of ratio, 17 others to one terrorist, for example) of people ensuring that we will be fighting these wars and looking over our shoulders for decades to come, maybe longer. One cannot help but notice that that fact again plays into the hands of those who profit off of all of these defense and related sectors and again leaves the American people twisting in the wind, having to fear terror attacks and being despised around the world.

It’s a house of cards, but a very big one and with a lot of powerful people willing to stand around holding it up or lying to us any time it shows the least sign of falling.

One thing I marvel at every day is how I would not be in this position, would not be doing this, if I had simply been left alone, if whichever (and truly, it was probably a bit of all of the big ones) agency had simply followed the law, used some common sense, remembered or even slightly cared that it was their fellow Americans (and Canadians) that they were targeting. A country that doesn’t know its friends from its enemies, that stifles debate of ideas, cannot stand.

Who Is Willard Mitt Romney?

“I had already ordered your arrest on other charges. I see now that I was correct!
-F. Murray Abraham as Inquisitor Bernardo Gui, reconfirming loudly for all to hear his preconceived notions affirmed through torture for personal gain (AKA self-dealing) in The Name of the Rose

Reason Magazine

(Previous posts here and here.)

When Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney said he’d support doubling the size of the prison at Guantanamo Bay, he was trying to show voters that he’d be tough on terror. Two of his top fundraisers, however, have long supported using tactics that have been likened to torture for troubled teenagers.

According to the L.A. Times, California investigators said that at Straight teens were “subjected to unusual punishment, infliction of pain, humiliation, intimidation, ridicule, coercion, threats, mental abuse… and interference with daily living functions such as eating, sleeping and toileting.”

Although it has settled several lawsuits out of court, the organization has never publicly admitted wrong-doing. However, the U.S. State Department spurred Samoa to investigate its Paradise Cove program in 1998 after receiving “credible allegations of physical abuse,” including “beatings, isolation, food and water deprivation, choke-holds, kicking, punching, bondage, spraying with chemical agents, forced medication, verbal abuse and threats of further physical abuse.” Paradise Cove closed shortly thereafter. That same year, the Czech Republic forced the closure of WWASP-linked Morava Academy following employees’ allegations that teens were being abused.

In 2005, New York’s Eliot Spitzer forced WWASP to return over $1 million to the parents of Academy at Ivy Ridge students, because the school had fraudulently claimed to provide legitimate New York high school diplomas. He fined Ivy Ridge $250,000, plus $2000 in court costs. A civil suit has been filed for educational fraud in New York as well, by a different law firm.

Then we have the connections with both CIA/Blackwater man Cofer Black and self-dealing CIA/NSA scheister Michael “Let’s set Blackwater loose on the Internet because they did so well in Bagdad” Hayden:

Romney has just announced a phenomenal foreign policy and national security team helping the campaign! Just a quick glance through the names and you will see an impressive list of leaders including people such as the former Director of the CIA (Central Intelligence Agency) and NSA (National Security Agency), Michael Hayden; former Director of CIA Counter-Terrorism Center and State Department Counter-Terrorism Coordinator Cofer Black; former Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security, Michael Chertoff; former US and UN policy directors; former Ambassadors; and numerous others.

And of course Chertoff is another self-dealer.

And connecting to Black means a connection to Erik Prince, who is currently avoiding prosecution by hiding in the UAE until John McCain’s “inevitable” Romney takes over. Prince’s father, as you may know, made his fortune on car part manufacturing and founded the Religious Right Movement.

The answer to who he is does not depend on listening to him shifting his policies over and over depending on who he is talking to and what the flavor of the week is. It’s to judge him by who he surrounds himself with.

Depending on whether you are religious or not is then either an antichrist or a psychopath. Either way, you’d think people like Santorum would be worried, would want to distance himself from torture of American teenagers (at least the bondage part!).

As I’ve already noted, CIA may have been overrun by radical Mormons dating back to the 1980s according to the New York Times. This torture more than anything resembles brainwashing. That JSOC is also being dominated by radical Catholics is troubling (and that they have their own, 17th American intelligence apparatus known only as “the Activity” is disconcerting). We have our own American Taliban and they hold the reigns of power, or nearly so. Seymour Hersh is correct (again). And they point the finger at Islam while doing as bad or worse on American soil. They are the Black Soul Choir. It’s “string theory” for the farcical things we’ve been witnessing recently (like Holder’s non-explanatory explanation regarding the assassination of American citizens abroad yesterday).

Also, Mel Sembler (family friend and fundraiser for the Bushes) was the leader of the Scooter Libby Defense fund, so you can add in protecting Dick Cheney for destroying a WMD tracking program. Not to mention, he was US ambassador to Italy, where the Niger forgeries made their way into Italian newspapers bolstering the argument for invading Iraq.

And, of course, torture has long been known to be unreliable for getting at the truth but very effective for eliciting lies just to make the pain stop. The CIA’s torture victims are (in Abu Ghraib and Gitmo) a virtual ATM of phony terror threats to perpetuate the “war on terror” and to attempt to cover up the lies of the past. On Americans, they are an effort to social engineer us into a perpetual war culture, one that abuses women, gays, and of course (MBA and JD Santorum’s favorite) those who attend college (AKA “intellectuals”).

You can try to talk yourself out of the facts, you can try to live in the city of Denialville, but that is not going to make it go away. I’m just the messenger, so feel free to shoot. It’s just human nature…brain chemistry.

Explosive

You really need to read it. Covers many of the bases, including lies about the effectiveness of torture, who knew what when in Plamegate, the planning behind the invasion of Iraq and neocon disdain for what they considered to be phony debate in Congress that had no effect on their decision to go. The interviewee was indicted today with what appears to be revenge or coverup kinda things. Time will tell.

Truthout – John Kiriakou Charged

(Note that Marc Grossman is mentioned).

THE BLACK BOOT DIARIES – Burn Notice

I have on occasion covered some of this same ground previously on this blog. I’ve read over some of that and found it to be somewhat cryptic and difficult to read. (Having been drugged and skullf***ed as I have been will tend to do that to your communication skills). This is an effort to try to explain some of what went on in the interests of getting to the truth.

As you’ll see, there was an interest in setting me off against S****. As you can also see, that effort failed.

In addition to the bizarre events I’ve detailed below, I recently went to the bank to see about getting a short-term loan and was told that my credit rating was “unavailable.” Besides the obvious–this prevents certain actions and inhibits mobility–it is another indicator of being on burn notice (that is, having been a covert operative who is now considered a problem and therefore gets stuck in some place like Minneapolis until they can scuttle your brain, drive you to suicide, or get you in prison where you can be shivved at their leisure or they can fake a self-hanging).

Except, of course, I don’t believe that I am a former covert operative. I think it possible that this was a way of dealing with a test subject. It’s kind of like not being an employee, but rather the property of these c***suckers. I can imagine some of the legal wrangling that must have gone on, “What do we do with our malfunctioning flesh robot?”

Besides Ed, there was also Anthony Gipe as connection to the US Navy where my “journey” was concerned. Gipe was a former Navy translator of Russian who attached himself to my group of friends in Indianapolis at GenCon in August of 2006. That weekend was the first time I recall feeling the euphoria (see MKUKTRA Materials and Methods #11 in the back of the 1977 Joint Senate Hearings, substances which will produce euphoria) and link to The CIA Manual of Trickery and Deception at right). That weekend was also the first and only time I considered cheating on my partner. It’s difficult to describe how that came to be. Sort of like being drunk without the loss of motor function. You feel as though your actions cannot possibly have any negative consequences as if you’re in a movie or on a reality TV show.

And then there was that admiral who authorized the use of ETX on detainees to enhance interrogation.

This one is about the Navy, Naval intelligence, or the Navy’s influence on the CIA or vice versa, or some combination of those things.

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In late July of 2010, I decided to go see if I couldn’t get involved with a film festival I saw advertised on Craig’s list, MNKINO.

This particular event was simple: create a film that runs under five minutes from start to finish in 24 hours. The theme was “dance.”

While driving around, we had a conversation that turned to some recent article on cognition. I mentioned the theory that the unconscious mind decides what’s going to happen and leaves consciousness hanging as to why. Consciousness then happily offers up reasons that may or may not have a single thing to do with why Unconscious decided on a particular course of action. It’s just guessing.

This also aligns decently with the neurochemical model of personality. That is, we are who our brain chemistry tells us we are.

We went shopping for some props. At the last stop, since we were just looking for one item, I decided to stay out by the car. When the rest of the team returned, Ed, Andy and Scott, they had picked up one of those dancing monkey toys.

I laughed. There was an immediate connection, given the intense harassment, drugging, and the connection of “monkey” with S****.

(But in retrospect, I have to think that connection, being as tenuous as it seems, was aided by V2S. Read on.)

When we were nearly on location, Ed pointed to the “witch tower” in Prospect Park just a bit further down the road toward St. Paul on University Avenue. When we got out of the car, he told me something I did not know before moving to Minneapolis: that tower was believed to be the inspiration for Bob Dylan’s “All Along the Watchtower.”

If you aren’t clear on the significance of the song to me, well, I made two attempts at writing comic books and both were interfered with by parties unknown (intimidation for the first, then the robbery of my local comic store for the second along with the s***storm that preceded and followed the Squidagate events: in essence, the contents of this blog) and the song, among others, is featured in both the graphic novel and the film Watchmen. Then there was that seemingly innocuous comment by the US border guard on the way to the Squidgate trial. And there was even two comments I left on two other people’s blogs in relation to the events surrounding Squidgate (the first about “prophecy[ing] with [one’s] pen” about another Dylan song also in Watchmen, the other about Hendrix’s cover of the Dylan song in question). If that’s not enough, there was the later conversation with a man who does security at a megachurch (in other words, he’s a security contractor) who mentioned Hibbing (Dylan’s hometown as well as a password for a website I worked on). I had always assumed the song was somehow connected to Vietnam and did not recall that Dylan was from Minneaota.

Ed, like Walter and Dan the FBI informants pretending to be ecoterrorists, seemed to know more about me than he ought. Or, rather, seemed to know more disinfo than he ought.

The shoot went smoothly enough. After we returned to start editing, we had further conversation. Among the things he said:

Asked me to read aloud a one paragraph blurb about the old British TV show The Prisoner (for some really mindbendy fun see the remake miniseries). He laughed loudly when I got to the paragraph’s punchline: “Be seeing you!” Also a favorite quotation of my former employer in NYC when we departed in the evening after work. This was my first real indication that I might have been mistaken for a former spook and on burn notice.

Ed also said that the plot (hardly obvious) of the film we just shot was a young spy trying to get an older one to play the game. For some reason, the older one won’t. I did not see that coming.

He broached the subject of the intelligence community in general. I replied that it was largely private nowadays. I think I was acknowledging being a former member. (Hey, when you don’t know what the f*** is going on, you sometimes go along to try to find out).

He mentioned that atheism was historically often equated with communism. (Though I think it was more the other way around. Even Marx agreed on that, “opiate of the masses” and all. But there was little reason to mention it, I don’t think I brought up Squidgate at all).

That “Captain America” (see again my twice-failed comic book writing career) fought both fascists and communists.

He mentioned an event where two sailors (don’t recall if it was the aircraft carrier or ship Ed was stationed on or another) tried to start WWIII by firing on a Soviet MiG. He said that their CO spent ten to fifteen minutes reading them the riot act and that the duo did not “have those thoughts again.” (An interesting way to put it). I suggested that ten or fifteen minutes was practically an eternity for the military, where typically orders are given and expected to be followed without question. Ed seemed to agree.

Ed, toward the end of the editing process, brought up Three Penny Opera while we were discussing music for the end credits. Ed suggested, and we went with, “Pop Goes the Weasel.” I trust that selection does not require too much imagination to see how it could refer to a double meaning. If that doesn’t convince you, Ed discussed the details of the musical: a last-minute reprieve for a murderer via a pardon from the local ruler. (You can view the film here).

Now, see the post here. This is first and foremost how spooks communicate in public. It prevents others from understating what is really being discussed or, even if someone figures it out, they have plausible deniability. “No, when we said ‘banana’ we meant ‘banana.’ Rocket launcher? Wha? I don’t even…” In acting, we refer to this as subtext. You may also recall more recent bizarre missive that has been the subject of a lot of speculation.

So what was really being implied here? That if I would just kill S**** then all this harassment would go away, I’d be off of burn notice…free!

Except I didn’t believe that. Didn’t fit. Something smelled fishy.

That we seemed to be at each others’ throats in our little net war was more evidence that this was what they were really trying to arrange: the removal of two people who were the subjects of human experimentation. Witnesses.

What it also fits with is what I’ve already stated here about Watergate: insubordination on the part of some brass due to disagreement over foreign policy and the budgeting implications of same. Which would also seem to fit with what Seymour Hersh has been saying, as incredible as it sounds to people who get their view of the world from CNN and FOX.

That, and one failed attempt to get me to go back to Minneapolis are where things currently stand.

Second-Guessing for Profit

Second-Guessing For Profit

Fourth part (PDF) of a released accounting of DCI Colby’s tenure.

Page 27 of the PDF (187 as labeled) begins the all-too-familiar second-guessing of the NIE. One can only draw two conclusions (and they aren’t mutually exclusive): a) People like Anderson are more interested in getting contracts for their friends and interests in the private sector; b) they are dangerously paranoid. Either way, it ain’t good, is it?

By exaggerating threats, they frighten politicians into throwing money their way. The problem, however, is it prevents seeing things as they are, which is itself a threat to security. It’s as if this entire “game” is about making the world appear the way that makes people the most money, and screw the poor sods in the military and their families who have to pay the price for someone else’s greed. These people clearly put their profits ahead of national security.

(You can see a dramatic reenactment of Scooter Libby doing much the same on behalf of Cheney in Fair Game.)

These people would have gotten down on their knees and blown Osama Bin Laden. He paid their mortgages and gave them enough money to buy the Senate. That dead psychopath didn’t have a bigger fan club in the world than our own military industrial complex and the bureaucrats who love them, even among his cult-like followers in Al Qaeda.

But that’s the thing. Here we are repeating bad history, wasting time playing spy while other developing nations surpass our ability to deal with problems like climate change. There’s bound to be a way to profit off of that, too. It’s just that they are too lazy or stupid to re-gear themselves.

(Later in the same document is a bit on Hersh’s 1974-1975 exposé. Mostly it’s bits from the article showing surprise, etc. from others in the community at CIA’s utter stupidity in spying on the anti-war movement. Earlier bits cover the Pike, Church and Rockefeller and similar hearings. Links to all four PDFs can be found here).

It is “funny” to me that the people who do this sort of crime think that the problem is info leaks and not their anti-American behavior. Again, I just have to go with “sociopath” as explanation. It’s not in the country’s best interests as a whole to be spending lots of money on things we don’t actually need (or we might, but we don’t actually know because the intel is fixed/biased based on sales rather than the situation on the ground).

At the same time, they ignore (or to be more accurate, mishandle) the bigger threats like the widening gap between rich and poor (a main thrust of the 2001 NIE). I don’t think much of the 99% expects the same quality of life that the 50s or 90s afforded. There’s something to be said for learning to tighten the belt. But to be so goddam cynical as to build all these ICE prisons and create this monstrous homeland security apparatus for  purposes of treating American citizens like criminals…well how is that different than basically declaring war on them? Take away social nets and give it all to the secret police and manufacturers of things like the “diarrhea gun”, well it doesn’t strike me that either party in the legislature has the best interests of the 99% in mind.

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