Analysis of Remarks by SAC Greg Bretzing at a Press Conference to Address the Ongoing Situation at the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge

With little fanfare, this is a raw analysis of the press conference that went with the release of Remarks by SAC Greg Bretzing at a Press Conference to Address the Ongoing Situation at the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge written statement present by FBI Portland
January 28, 2016

I will make it as easy to digest as possible within time constraints. This is not a polish piece. This is intended only to document in the most immediate fashion. If it warrants being polished this will be the draft it comes from. To use this analysis, please contact me. All rights reserved. This is the intellectual property of the Julia Clark Organization.

The source of the analysis is from shuff1111 of youtube. I do not know him. He only by chance was one of the first to have the Video of the press conference up. What I do find odd is that the press conference was not recorded and posted by any known agency or corporate media. Thank you shuff1111 for your service.


This is the Analysis derived: 

I have highlighted or noted points. This is not intended for laymen explanation. Please ask if you need more explanation or are curious about a highlight or note. 

1:10 trips over the word transparency

1:37 trips over the word several

3:42 video stream fails

3:42 says “Shortly the camera will pan back to” the video feed does not pan when it returns.

3:53 the video feed returns.

3:53 He says, “Oh, heads up.”

4:06 He says, “The camera is panning back to the jeep at this point.”

12:52 He states Oregon State Troupers were the ones that fired the weapons.

13:43 He uses “Umm” and tightened lips and sucked them inward

13:44 Shakes his head in a no fashion

13:47 He says, “That law enforcement showed great restraint while holding his hand in front of him in a barrier type way

13:50 He says “Then when the vehicle, then took off.” his voice quivers

13:51 Uses ‘Ummm”

13:52 He says, “you could see that it just about seriously injured, ahh, a law enforcement officer.”

13:53 a micro head shake

13:58 he says, “as its, as it barrels toward”

14:01 he says, “And that umm” pursed his lips together

14:06 He says, “based on the deadly force policy of the FBI and OSP Umm ahh that “

14:06 and extended blink

14:17 Uses “Umm” then says “as you can see afterwards and as I explained in the video, those pops and sounds that umm. Of course, there is no sounds in the video.”

14:28 He says, “flash bangs, ahh, sponge projectiles that pierce the window and oc gas

14:44 shakes head

14:44 He says “all occupants in the jeep surrendered without incident” shakes head again

14:50 He says “ahh with no violence”

15:00 smiles

15:06 Purse and smacks lips, their latest.

16:48 Serious look, looks, down and to the right, takes a deep breath uses “Umm” 3 times while explaining

18:23 He is asked if this is a stop for a traffic violation. The question clearly amuses him. He first clearly states, “no.” then says, “Not that I’m. Well, then. You know what, I don’t know, there might have been” takes a ha, “that was not the purpose of the call err the stop”

  • This is troubling. He clearly and jovially changes the case file to fit his theory. He says,”No.” firmly, then catches himself. Dismisses himself and stops that dismissal midsentence. then moves to the willing chair with the statement, “well, then”, and  makes a choice to fudge the records with the justification, “You know what” statement, then proceeds to change the record.
  • However, his utterance and mistaken word of using call instead of stop. Highly suggests that  that the call the Bundy’s had hours before from the FBI negotiator was also a fabrication and not in good faith.


18:29 He takes a question about distance. He says that he “You know, the exact distance, I can’t tell you. That’s why we actually show you the video. You can tell that a period of time went by and that they were traveling at a high rate of speed. Umm. He purses lips and licks them. “And they had plenty of. And again they were, they were stopped for well over four minutes. And then they chose.. as I said two nights ago or last night.” smacks lips, “Actions have consequences”

19:19 stumbles over the word truck, using car instead and correcting himself.

19:23 he says, “And is currently in our custody, umm” then purse lips

19:34 he says, “But umm as the video clearly shows”

Screenshots of questionable moments.

These are points noted while watching of questionable moments.


This is not inclusive of all points of analysis.





Boston gang-unit officer charged with lying to FBI – Metro – The Boston Globe

A former Boston police officer assigned to a Youth Violence Strike Force was charged in federal court Thursday with making false statements to an FBI agent investigating a violent street gang in Roxbury.

Mel Steele, 36, faces one count of lying to the FBI during the course of a federal investigation.

Steele recently resigned from the department.

Boston Police Department spokesman David Estrada said the charges stem from an internal investigation that was conducted by the Boston Police anticorruption unit along with the FBI.

He said Steele resigned effective Oct. 17, but he would not comment further.

Steele’s attorney, Rudolph Miller, could not be reached for comment late Thursday.

According to court records, Steele was charged in relation to an investigation into a violent drug-dealing gang based at the Academy Homes housing development in Roxbury.

Authorities said that Steele, who was assigned to the Youth Violence Strike Force, the Police Department’s gang unit, was a longtime friend of an associate of the Roxbury gang.

Steele is accused of providing internal police information to the associate while Boston police and the FBI were investigating the gang from 2009 to 2011.

On one occasion, authorities said, Steele used his Boston police computer to run a license plate check on a vehicle. The vehicle turned out to be an unmarked Boston police car driven by a detective conducting surveillance on the gang.

Steele also allegedly contacted a State Police trooper to seek information about a gang member’s pending charges in another criminal case.

Steele is accused of making false statements when FBI agents confronted him in May 2011. He faces up to five years in prison and three years of supervised release, though if he is convicted, he is likely to be sentenced to less than the maximum.

Steele, raised in Mattapan, started at the police academy in 2002, according to Estrada, but it was unknown Thursday how long he had been a member of the gang unit, where he was considered a rising star. His work to quell street violence was featured in the Boston Herald in 2008.

Former supervisors said that they had been impressed by Steele’s ability to connect with young people on the street, according to one Boston police official who knows Steele and considers him a friend. The official said Thursday that Steele could talk to young men about music, school, and where their life was headed.

“He had a great reputation,” said the official, who was not authorized to speak publicly.

“He grew up on the streets. He could relate to these kids. I can’t believe he got caught up in that. He was a really good police officer.”

Evan Allen and Maria Cramer of the Globe Staff contributed to this report. Milton J. Valencia can be reached at mvalencia Follow him on Twitter @miltonvalencia.

via Boston gang-unit officer charged with lying to FBI – Metro – The Boston Globe.

Update Snowden – Do you trust a 21 year-old stranger full access to your daughter’s digital life?


The Guardian interview’s Edward Snowden a year after whistle-blowing:


On his arrival, there is a warm handshake for Guardian reporter Ewen MacAskill, whom he last saw in Hong Kong – a Sunday night after a week of intense work in a frowsty hotel room, a few hours before the video revealing his identity to the world went public. Neither man knew if they would ever meet again.

What about the accusation that his leaks have caused untold damage to the intelligence capabilities of the west? “The fact that people know communications can be monitored does not stop people from communicating [digitally]. Because the only choices are to accept the risk, or to not communicate at all,” he says, almost weary at having to spell out what he considers self-evident.

“And when we’re talking about things like terrorist cells, nuclear proliferators – these are organised cells. These are things an individual cannot do on their own. So if they abstain from communicating, we’ve already won. If we’ve basically talked the terrorists out of using our modern communications networks, we have benefited in terms of security – we haven’t lost.”


Why not let the agencies collect the haystacks of data so they can look for the needles within?

Snowden doesn’t like the haystack metaphor, used exhaustively by politicians and intelligence chiefs in defense of mass data collections. “I would argue that simply using the term ‘haystack’ is misleading. This is a haystack of human lives. It’s all the private records of the most intimate activities, that are aggregated and compiled again and again, and stored for increasing frequencies of time.

“It may be that by watching everywhere we go, by watching everything we do, by analyzing every word we say, by waiting and passing judgment over every association we make and every person we love, that we could uncover a terrorist plot, or we could discover more criminals. But is that the kind of society we want to live in? That is the definition of a security state.”


When did he last read George Orwell’s Nineteen Eighty-Four? “Actually, quite some time ago. Contrary to popular belief, I don’t think we are exactly in that universe. The danger is that we can see how [Orwell’s] technologies now seem unimaginative and quaint. They talked about things like microphones implanted in bushes and cameras in TVs that look back at us. But now we’ve got webcams that go with us everywhere. We actually buy cellphones that are the equivalent of a network microphone that we carry around in our pockets voluntarily. Times have shown that the world is much more unpredictable and dangerous [than Orwell imagined].”


There was a moment when he and, he says, other colleagues began to have severe doubts about the ethics of what they were doing.

Can he give an example of what made him feel uneasy? “Many of the people searching through the haystacks were young, enlisted guys, 18 to 22 years old. They’ve suddenly been thrust into a position of extraordinary responsibility, where they now have access to all your private records. In the course of their daily work, they stumble across something that is completely unrelated in any sort of necessary sense – for example, an intimate nude photo of someone in a sexually compromising situation. But they’re extremely attractive. So what do they do? They turn around in their chair and they show a co-worker. And their co-worker says, ‘Oh, hey, that’s great. Send that to Bill down the way’, and then Bill sends it to George, George sends it to Tom, and sooner or later this person’s whole life has been seen by all of these other people.”

The analysts don’t discuss such things in the NSA cafeterias, but back in the office “anything goes, more or less. You’re in a vaulted space. Everybody has sort of similar clearances, everybody knows everybody. It’s a small world. It’s never reported, because the auditing of these systems is incredibly weak. The fact that records of your intimate moments have been taken from your private communication stream, from the intended recipient, and given to the government, without any specific authorisation, without any specific need, is itself a violation of your rights. Why is that in the government database?”

How often do such things happen? “I’d say probably every two months. It’s routine enough. These are seen as sort of the fringe benefits of surveillance positions.”

And the auditing is really not good enough to pick up such abuses? “A 29-year-old walked in and out of the NSA with all of their private records,” he shoots back. “What does that say about their auditing? They didn’t even know.”

He emphasises that his co-workers were not “moustache-twirling villains” but “people like you and me”. Still, most colleagues, even if they felt doubts, would not complain, having seen the fate of previous whistleblowers, who ended up vilified and “pulled out of the shower at gunpoint, naked, in front of their families. We all have mortgages. We all have families.”

What people often overlook is the fact that, when you build a back door into a communication system, that back door can be discovered by anyone around the world. That can be a private individual or a security researcher at a university, but it can also be a criminal group or a foreign intelligence agency – say, the NSA’s equivalent in a deeply irresponsible government. And now that foreign country can scrutinise not just your bank records, but your private communications all around the internet.”

[B]e particularly conscious about any sort of network signalling; any sort of connection; any sort of licence plate-reading device that they pass on their way to a meeting point; any place they use their credit card; any place they take their phone; any email contact they have with the source. Because that very first contact, before encrypted communications are established, is enough to give it all away.” To journalists, he would add “lawyers, doctors, investigators, possibly even accountants. Anyone who has an obligation to protect the privacy of their clients is facing a new and challenging world.”

Edward Snowden with a fragment of a smashed-up Guardian laptop. Photograph: Alan Rusbridger for the Guardian


Dear Mr. William Hugh Murray,


The JCO reviewed an editorial where you complained about the legality of  Scott Erven’s and Shawn Merdinger’s  work as independent health care security researchers. Even if this research gave forth useful fruits of labor. Research that uncovered significant vulnerabilities that could lead to targeted deaths and selected cowing of individuals, families, and professional staff  across a broad sector of hospital networks.

Your lack of insight exemplifies why the protection of whistle-blowers within the military frame-work is so very important because it appears as if your view on protecting individual life over blind obedience is gravely skewed

Allow us to give you a non-digital example:

If a person notices at a hospital unsecured equipment that could be used to harm persons, manipulate out comes of life and death of persons in a covert way a person of ethical means should be compelled to report such.  Not exposing such does not protect you nor anyone from dastardly persons.

Imagine if you were the chosen target of such dastardly persons, be it from within your military peers, from a corporate interest, or a cohort of motivated civilians.

Would you really want this information secretively passed to only the devils among us?

You are a dynamic and authoritative dignitary,  thank you for your continued shared knowledge backed by many years of  service


Please reflect and reconsider your position.



The JC Organization




Bill Murray is a management consultant and trainer in Information Assurance specializing in policy, governance, and applications. He is Certified Information Security Professional (CISSP) and chairman of the Governance and Professional Practices committees of (ISC)2, the certifying body, He has more than fifty years experience in information technology and more than forty years in security. During more than twenty-five years with IBM his management responsibilities included development of access control programs, advising IBM customers on security, and the articulation of the IBM security product plan. He is the author of the IBM publication Information System Security Controls and Procedures. He has been recognized as a founder of the systems audit field and by Information Security Magazine as a Pioneer in Computer Security. In 1999 he was elected a Distinguished Fellow of the Information System Security Association. In 2007 he received the Harold F. Tipton Award in recognition of his lifetime achievement and contribution.

Please Do Speak In Halls Unless You Have Money


Jun 17th, 12:30pm
yea, i see that
that’s not my doing. it’s indiegogo’s setup
i don’t know how those other comments got there though since they didn’t contribute either.
my purpose isn’t to make the comment section available only to those that contribute. not at all.
i’m going to see how i can contact indiegogo to make that not a thing.
the site itself will be free to the public once set up. i’m just a guy trying to raise money for it. i can’t help while i’m at work this issue with indiegogo’s website. i didn’t make it that way, believe me. i’m trying to fight oppression and censorship.
Occupy Savannah
Sent by Julia Clark
I am glad the indiegogo issue was availed to garner your attention Micheal Jude Hendricks and you are addressing it. It highlights what it is often like in rural USA and how challenging the internet can be in rural areas.
yea, i’m just at my real job right now, and i didn’t have the ability to get back to your well thought out letter. i do have a response for you and i wish to tell you more later.
Jun 17th, 12:39pm
i would appreciate if you can save that as a draft for the time being because you have to believe that i am not out to censor anyone or anything. that’s what my fight in life is against right now.
Occupy Savannah
Sent by Julia Clark
I also have to get back to work. I will be in Macon in two days. My internet is so very throttled where I am at. I look forward to speaking with you. God willing, your spanking did not sting much. You are welcome to call, if you wish, though even the phone is throttled out here. Smart hone are not so smart when throttled. Julia
Jun 17th, 12:46pm
okay, i’ll write you later on your page. i’d appreciate it if you can take down that blog post for the time being as it isn’t my intent to cause that for those wishing to speak on that page. thanks, julia. mike



It was brought to the JCO’s attention that The Hall :

Michael Hendricks The Hall

Does not allow public comments on their fund-raising page unless you pay them. Such action seems very similar to the very thing The Halls are trying to address.  Doing such prevents legitimate issues  from being brought to light to persons that are considering funding The Hall.


The JCO will not recommend The Hall until this very serious throttle on communications is addressed.



Occupy Savannah received this request from The Hall :

Hi! My name is Michael Hendricks and I am the Founder of The Hall. The Hall is an organization that I started after being inspired by the principle that money should be taken out of politics that many people express these days. I am writing you today to ask that you check out the video that I have up on my crowdfunding campaign at
The Hall’s vision is to become the authoritative source of democracy in The United States of America. By using the power of technology, we will eradicate the influence of money in politics by allowing the users the ability to vote on all issues that their representatives will vote on and allow those representatives the opportunity to know exactly what the people think about each issue.
The website content will give people the tools to discuss, debate, and ultimately vote on solutions and challenge those in power to make change. This brings true citizenship to your home computer.
A long-term focus of the organization is on having people run for public office and use the platform to truly represent the people, giving the country a representative democracy with the influence of direct democracy.
Every bill, statute or ordinance from any representative at any government level will be available to allow people to read a bill, discuss it, and vote on it. From the information garnered on the website, representatives will be able to understand their constituents views and hopefully act accordingly. The representative will then be able to truly vote on the will of the people.
What I am asking today from you is for your help in getting the funds raised during this campaign to build the website by sharing the link to the crowdfunding page on your Facebook, Twitter, website, or any other webpages that you may have. We have a substantial goal to reach, but with all the contacts and positive support that we have built over the last two years, we feel that the goal is attainable.
It can only be done though with your help because we are all in this together. If you have any questions, please contact me and I will get back to you as soon as possible with more information about this revolutionary means of giving the people of this country’s citizens the power of their opinion and vote back.
Michael Hendricks The Hall

The very serious concern of people without internet access or throttled internet access was addressed in the responding letter.

Hello Michael Hendricks,

This is Julia Clark one of the founders of Occupy Savannah, Occupy Rammstein, the Culling Corruption Campaign, and the JCO. Occupy National Gathering – organizing committee. South East Caravan to the National Gathering – lead caravan. Occupant in Occupy Marines, Occupy the Senate, Occupy Georgia, Occupy the South East, among others. I was also on board Obama’s Rural team.

Presently, I am touring the rural areas for a temp check for The Occupations. I have sponsored the next 5 Blood Moons ( approx 2 years) to The Occupation. I do not have the bandwidth to watch your videos. Rural America represents 80% of the USA lands and 20 to 49% of the USA population depending on classification of rural.

As you can see the rural area and population of the USA is an important part of the USA fabric. One of the most challenging areas of rural USA is internet coverage. Much of the coverage in rural areas is substandard, monopolized, or relatively non-existent due to cost.

Though your concept in inventive and inspirational, how do you plan to address rural areas of the USA given that most people are not connected.

Julia Clark


The seriousness of the state of rural internet needed to be brought to the forefront, thus the posting in the various locations provided by Michael Hendricks.

Throttling was further highlighted when Julia Clark went to post the letter on The Hall’s fund-raising page:

Comments are only allowed at The Hall if you have money.

Comments are only allowed at The Hall if you have money.

South East Caravan Update – NATGAT3

South East Caravan Update.
The Go Fund Me is up. Thank you Daniel Hong!
Donated Now and often because it is one way to be a part of the NATGAT3. Live vicariously!
We have flyers for the JCO/ccc journey across our great country! Which goes great with the new addition to the mobile office!
Plus a partnering announcement!

Libya – Embracing Self-empowerment









Strategy and Application


These two words resonated throughout the e-conference. During the question and answer closing segment a AlAgeli pointed out that absent leaders had misconstrued the reality of what was availed to work with in Libya at the moment. This is terribly unfortunate, but fluid situations, both internationally and in Libya, requires fluid leadership.


Do not wait for the white table cloths and other finery that seems to be required. It is not required. There are many global examples of accomplished countries that are plainly ran without much fanfare, Uruguay is one. They have avoided two major recessions of its region in recent years.


Aside thought here; Sometimes certain sorts of organizations will have extraordinary wait or more hoops than necessary as a controlling device. Of curse everyone knows that, but sometimes through the cloud of dazzle it is forgotten.


The first task at hand is Libya’s well-being and the well-being of the Libyan people. Of course a holistic approach is most sensible. The world is littered with examples skewed focuses, such examples are: an over inflated militant military budget were wars then need to be found or created, an over inflated banking sector were usury will develop, so on and so forth…


Security indeed is a result of socioeconomic and political well-being. However the location defines such with a few notable exceptions that do not require review here. It cannot go unsaid that transparency and addressing corruption significantly improve the over all well-being both politically and socioeconomic.


AlAgeli mentioned water and electric are spotty. And explained that the Libyan citizenry are becoming empowered and correcting the electric issues themselves by purchasing generators. And went on to say that was problematic in some way. What is the problem there is that they do not have solar panels or wind turbines instead of generators and the battery banks that goes with a good independent system. That does not seem to be a rents mentality, or the very poorly choose words “Libyan mentality” used in a negative context. . The Libyan mentality is clearly shown there using what is availed to improve individual and group life. The very same way that a communications network was constructed from what was availed during the campaign. By empowering and encouraging households to create their own power the over all cost of family life is reduced.


Such things may not make corporatist happy, but who is the goal to make happy Libya or put on a show for outsiders?


This is inclusive of water also, With a very quick research I found Anupam Mishra: The ancient ingenuity of water harvestingputting a youthful squad to research, develop, and implement eye pleasing copies would bring mercy to various multilateral difficulties.



And Libya has an opportunity to rethink schooling. Is it really necessary given today’s technology to continue schools that lend themselves to a previous era of lesser technology? Books can be shared digitally, online education can allow for telecommuting, and allow star student to go as fast as they need to keep interest. A plus to a digital based school would be the modern advance of education. It is something to think about and based on the tradition of advanced works



Libya – Embracing Self-empowerment


Libya’s self-empowerment is the very essence of accomplishment. The new men and women of Libya should not be excluded from development. I suggest مدني فيلق


The Civilian Corps (CC)

Organized by sectors.

The leadership fluid depending on the project

The CC corps are to perform civil works.

Such as:

  • networks for schools
  • clinics
  • roads
  • water harvesting projects in communities
  • think tanks – researchers and solution makers
  • website development – for example fostering solar and other types of simple energy.
  • Structural improvements

to name a few


The elders with their experience and the youth with their ability can work together to create what is needed.

What is needed the most and right away can be decided by vote.


Young people 16- 35 should have a choice of sending half their pay home or saved for a yearly, bi-yearly, or longer pay out. Senior staff should have a choice of sending one-quarter of their pay home or saved for a yearly, bi-yearly, or longer pay out


It is possible that the CC could also be deployed for 48 hour simple home raising for newly weds. This could be added later as a benefit for association. Perhaps after so many years of service or a set amount.


As far as the Libyan mentality, there is absolutely nothing wrong with having a monetary benefit from being a Libyan citizen. It is better such goes to the Libyan community than to becoming entangled with usury.


The issue that is heavy is the one of when did a person or group join or show support for the uprising. Though many may have been scared or in an informational blackout situation, considerations to when a person or group joined or supported the uprising is laudable.


Self Empowerment – (New men) Do not wish to be passive in development

Causes of behavior pattern

Libyan mentality – sense of entitlement to Libya’s wealth


It is OK to admit there was not a security sector under Gafaffi.

As for the police, a grid system may as well be used it would probably be more useful and universally understood. City and counties are nice, but they are all just points on a map and one region often blends into another as you cross points. With grid system you could go as minute or as large as needed, depending on the factors at hand such as population, need, events, etc.


The military is an ingrained part of today’s world and the historical world. But what is the military to do? Sure the military is to fight war, but what else can the military do other than kill. They should not only be able to kill. This is an opportunity to create more than just a military that kills, but also perhaps a military that builds.


Many people adore military life, the uniforms, the pomp , the circumstance. It is indeed enjoyable. it is not something that can be done without. And this is an opportunity to create a military that goes beyond base skills of kill. An opportunity to envision a military that can come in and do the larger development projects, quickly and efficiently, like an Amish barn raising, which give way to being able to build a geographical are a town hall in a matter of days instead of weeks. It would be a sight to behold.


What do the young people want? And just as important what do the young people families want?

Family and family life and the means to live family life fully. It is not wrong to develop society that caters to wholesome and plain living.


Much of family life is micro-economy. And can be localize adding stability to sectors. One of the huge down-falls of certain sorts of corporations is their low wages. Those that are employed cannot hire people to do common tasks that they cannot do because of time constraints. And such styles of economy eliminate a vital micro-economy. Most people are satisfied to live simply and should be admired for such. Self-sufficiency in local economies is good. Self-sufficiency in a national economy is also good. Set some of the creative youthful mind to find, enhance, and hone indoor gardens that show care and concern of resources. There is no written rule that box stores are required for an exemplary life.


Everyone’s family is different, but there are some basics everyone needs. What does it take to have a family? What does it take to have a community? These are not difficult question, but sometimes the first steps can seem over whelming.


Libya is young vibrant self-empowering nation with a credible citizenry




Yahoo! blocks! Google! and ! Facebook! from! grabbing! ID! goodies! • The Register

Yahoo! blocks! Google! and ! Facebook! from! grabbing! ID! goodies! • The Register.

This is noted because three of the IDs that were connected to the exploitive use of SONYs data bases were known sport fanatics and made extensive use  of Yahoo!’s fantasy football tourneys across many forums to develop, nurture, and groom relationships. It is unknown if these forums enacted different security measures after the snowden revelations.  It is unknown the extent Yahoo! has addressed, secured, and changed security policy, if at all, concerning its user data and access to sub-networks and infrastructure networks. The exploits have not been probed in over a year and not released into the general knowledge base (wild) for other researchers.

The Original NSA Whistleblower Looks Back -Executive Summary

Executive Summary of

ADRIAN CHEN ‘s After 30 Years of Silence, the Original NSA Whistleblower Looks Back

By Julia Clark Organization

 1920, Herbert O. Yardley, a government codebreaker, moved in with a gang of math geniuses and began deciphering intercepted Japanese diplomatic telegrams. This was the Black Chamber, America’s first civilian code-breaking agency. 

Perry Fellwock – AKA Winslow Peck. NSA’s first whistleblower. going to the press to explain the spy agency’s immense scope and mission to a public that had barely been allowed to know such an organization existed. His revelations in the radical magazine Ramparts were picked up by the front page of the New York Times. He went on to be a key player in the turbulent anti-surveillance movement of the 1970s, partnering with Norman Mailer and becoming the target of CIA propaganda. But today he’s a semi-retired antiques dealer living in Long Island, as obscure as the Black Chamber once was.

1972 Ramparts article, “Electronic Espionage: A Memoir,” in which Fellwock had exposed the NSA.

He did not trust journalists. “If you go back to the Church Committee, you’ll find that many, many of your colleagues worked for the intelligence agencies,” he told me over the phone. He spoke deliberately, in a warm, authoritative-sounding Midwestern baritone, like a documentary narrator. “I believe that you’re honest, but who knows about the people in your office? Who knows about your boss, what kind of deals he’s doing?”

“They never thought anybody would ever be able to write about them,” said the journalist James Bamford, who has written three books on the NSA, including the first definitive account of the Agency, 1982’s Puzzle Palace. “At the time it was an agency that sort of existed apart from the rest of the government, almost.”

 in 1972, was a rogue analyst, some kid in his 20s, describing the NSA’s business down to the colors of the badges worn at its headquarters. Winslow Peck claimed that the NSA had broken all of the Soviets’ codes, that the government’s official account of the Vietnam War was a lie, and that the agency was guilty of salacious corruption:

Quite a few people in NSA are into illegal activities of one kind or another. It’s taken to be one of the fringe benefits of the job. You know, enhancing your pocketbook. Smuggling. People inside NSA got involved with the slave trade.

What had happened to Fellwock to make him turn to Ramparts, and what happened after? 

My attorneys have advised me not to speak more about this,” Fellwock said. “I spoke to them and we went over some things. The only thing I can say is that you really should look at what’s happening to the other whistleblowers.”

I told him I was aware the Obama Administration has zealously cracked down on whistleblowers and leakers. “But you haven’t done anything for years,” I said. “What could they do to you now?”

They can’t do anything to me for what I did back then, but I don’t want them to do anything to me for what I’ve done now. I’ve already spoken too much.” He paused, lowering his voice dramatically: “This is not a good time. This is not a good time for our country.”

During his training, Fellwock was approached by three men who, he later learned, worked for the National Security Agency. He took a battery of tests and was selected to join the NSA as an analyst. “Their main concern was our sex life,” he told Ramparts in 1972. “They wanted to know if we were homosexual.”

[ Summary note: Though it may seem odd all the focus on homosexuality. It really is not odd. Sexual behavior is the easiest to exploit. Where “they” missed the ball was, the focus should have been on ethical sexual behavior. ]

Fellwock’s faith in his mission was shaken within a year. In 1967, the Six-Day War between Israel and a number of neighboring Arab countries erupted. Israeli forces attacked an NSA spy ship, the U.S.S. Liberty, while it was on an eavesdropping mission off the coast of Egypt. Thirty-five crew members were killed, and 171 wounded.

Israel claimed that in the fog of war it had misidentified the ship as Egyptian. But James Bamford, in his book Body of Secrets, has made a strong case that the IDF knowingly attacked the spy ship in order to cover up their massacring of hundreds of Egyptian POWs in a nearby town. Whatever the case, the incident sparked outrage within the NSA, especially after Lyndon Johnson’s administration covered it up so as not to embarrass the U.S.’s strongest ally in the Middle East.

The guilt and stress made Fellwock realize he had to get out of Vietnam. He managed to wrangle an early end to his Vietnam tour and in mid-1969, 13 months after he’d arrived, he returned to the States, transferred to the Air Force reserves, and went back to college, hoping to put the war behind him.

He made it one semester. Then, on May 4th, 1970, National Guardsmen opened fire on unarmed student antiwar protestors at Kent State, killing four and wounding nine. Kent State made it impossible for Fellwock to fade back into a normal life.

That was one of the final straws because it was very clear that U.S. troops should not be killing students,” he said. He had left one theater of war and found another. Once again, he would throw himself into the front lines.

Now that Fellwock was coming forward again, even hesitantly, he wanted to do it right. He squinted at a small piece of paper on which he’d written the key points about the NSA he had wanted to get across with his Ramparts article.

“Most people in those days thought that the NSA and CIA worked for the U.S. government. But they don’t. They’re an entity unto itself.”

Most people in those days thought that the NSA and CIA worked for the U.S. government,” he said. “But they don’t. They’re an entity unto itself, a global entity that is comprised of the Five Eyes.” The Five Eyes is the informal name for the intelligence-sharing agreement between the United States, Great Britain, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand. “This community operates outside of the Constitution,” Fellwock said, “and from everything I’ve seen, it still does.”

interviews appeared in Ramparts verbatim. This is what he meant when he said it wasn’t “really an interview.”

“They published this rambling interview that said some things that were true and some other things that weren’t true,” he said. “They just turned it into a sensational piece of gossip as far as I was concerned.”

Fellwock told me he believes Collier and Horowitz were never truly part of the left, and that they misused his words purposefully to cause maximum chaos in a demented quest to hurt America.

 fall of 1972, Fellwock and Tim Butz, a former Air Force intelligence officer and fellow antiwar activist, founded a new group, under the rather clunky name of the Committee for Action/Research on the Intelligence Community, or CARIC. Their goal was strikingly similar to what Wikileaks would propose decades later: to watch the watchers by acting as a clearinghouse for information about surveillance and covert operations.

Where Julian Assange has advanced the idea of “scientific journalism,” based on dumping primary sources and documents to back up claims, CARIC developed what it referred to as the “New Intelligence,” which aimed to be a beneficent mirror held up to the dark arts of the CIA and the FBI.

The New Intelligence,” explained an issue of Counter-Spy, “is the product resulting from the scientific collection, evaluation, analysis, integration and interpretation of all information concerning experiments in technofascism and eventually the conditions which produce it.”

In practice, this meant exhaustively documenting and exposing covert action wherever it occurred. One of CARIC’s earliest coups was tipping off the Washington Post that Nixon’s Committee for the Reelection of the President had hired George Washington University students to spy on anti-war protests. Another early focus was the CIA’s Operation Phoenix, a secret assassination program in Vietnam.

Only a full and undisguised look into this hidden world can displace unwarranted fears, and guide the public effort to end this illegal and unjustified espionage,” read an early CARIC handout. “The secrecy with which the government surrounds itself must end.”

Norman Mailer. In February of 1973, the brawling novelist-journalist-activist held a lavish party at the Four Seasons, partly to celebrate his 50th birthday and partly to announce and raise funds for a new venture, something he called the Fifth Estate.

What Mailer told me is that the CIA is basically a white Christian Protestant organization,” Fellwock said. “And white Christian Protestants have to find a devil in order to justify what they do. Their Christian values say they should help the poor, like the Communists were. But they were not helping the poor. They were helping the very rich. And this created a conflict inside of the white Christian Protestant mind that could only be resolved by them seeking out a devil and making that devil into an exaggerated thing. Thus, they exaggerated the threat of communism just like they’re exaggerating the threat of Islam today.”

None of us who were in the movement back then enjoyed what was going on,” Fellwock said. “This wasn’t a good time for anybody. We were not thrill-seekers. There was no joy. There was, will we survive to the next day? Can we do something to stop these bastards?”

Whenever I brought the conversation to his personal life, I was met with uncomfortable silence. Was he married? “I don’t want to get into that,” Did he have kids? “I’d rather not talk about that.” He insisted I not mention the name of the antiques business he’s a partner in, so that his colleagues wouldn’t be “dragged into this.”

It’s just my life is in a different world now and I don’t want my life now disrupted,” Fellwock said. “I only have a few years left. I want to enjoy those years. I want my family to be safe and enjoy life”

It was intense,” said Fellwock. “Clearly it really upset the security agencies, what we were doing. They were all over us. I just generally accepted that the next person in the next booth would be some security person following me.”

In late 1975, Counter-Spy pushed the government farther than it ever had before, and the government pushed back. Frustrated by the lack of reform in the surveillance state, even after Nixon’s resignation in 1974, Counter-Spy decided in its Winter 1975 issue to take another step: the magazine would name names, blowing agents’ cover, with the explicit purpose of damaging the spy agency’s ability to work abroad.

A November 1974 Washington Monthly article by John Marks called “How to Spot a Spook” showed how it was done. All you needed to do was scour lists of foreign embassy staff, then crosscheck those names with the State Department’s Biographic Register for telltale signs of spook-dom, such as odd gaps in career histories or inexplicable job titles.

The most effective and important systematic efforts to combat CIA that can be undertaken right now are, I think, the identification, exposure, and neutralization of its people working abroad.”

On December 23, 1975 listed as the CIA station chief in Lima, Peru. It turned out to be the wrong station, but that inaccuracy wouldn’t change how events were about to unfold. Welch’s real post was Athens, and, the Times reporter said, he had just been murdered there.

The CIA saw the Welch murder as a way to swing the pendulum of popular opinion back to its side. Morton Halperin, then a researcher with the Center for National Security Studies, wrote three years after the assassination:

The Welch Assassination case is the only one that I am aware of where there is evidence of manipulation of the American press for the purpose of influencing events in the United States. CIA successfully exploited the murder of one of its station chiefs to set back efforts to bring the CIA under constitutional control.

We had the president of the United States lying about us,” Fellwock said. Counter-Spy received death threats from right-wing Cuban immigrants and former intelligence officers. Tim Butz started carrying a gun.

The days after the Welch thing blew up in the press were intense,” Doug Porter, a longtime Counter-Spy staffer, wrote in an email. “We operated under the assumption that every phone conversation was being bugged and there were several instances where we saw unmarked cars observing our activities—even stuff like shopping for groceries was cause for paranoia.”

Even before the Welch affair, Counter-Spy’s funding had been drying up as the left broke up into squabbling factions in the post-Nixon years. The Welch murder “gave the liberals all the excuses they needed to peel away from the movement,” Fellwock said. “That was the final nail in the coffin for us.”

A few months after Welch was buried in Arlington Cemetery in a state funeral, Counter-Spy dissolved.

The Post hinted at drama behind the scenes, writing that the split came amidst accusations that members were “police agents, anticommunists, sexists and liberals.” One of the Counter-Spy associates accused of being a police plant was Doug Porter.  Today, Porter runs the San Diego Free Press, a local progressive news website. He lost his vocal cords to cancer, so he couldn’t talk on the phone. But the bitterness over how things ended at Counter-Spy bled out of his words in an email.

I’ve moved on, had a whole lot of interesting experiences and yet the one thing I cannot bring myself to do is to forgive Peck/Fellwock,” he wrote.

 I’ve spent thousands upon thousands for therapy since that time. Getting shunned is no small thing. And I’m in a pretty good place these days. But I’ll never get over Winslow. Fucker.”

Fellwock looked concerned when I told him about Porter’s anger. “I’m sorry to hear that,” he said. Fellwock said that Porter had been kicked out over concerns from a group of Counter-Spy associates in Chicago, who’d become convinced that he was some sort of agent provocateur 

All I have to say about all my colleagues back then,” he said, “no matter what disputes I had with them personal or ideological, is that to my dying day I’ll think they were the bravest people I’ve ever met.” Now Fellwock was crying.

The most concrete legacy of Counter-Spy might be the Intelligence Identities Protection Act. Passed in 1982 as a direct response to the Welch assassination, the Act makes it a crime to disclose the identities of covert agents abroad with the intent to harm U.S. intelligence activities. 

But Fellwock’s story also reflects a shift in today’s anti-surveillance crusaders.  but encoded in the fury has been a sense that the real extent of dissent to the surveillance state consists of simply spreading the news of Snowden’s disclosures. eager online activists from a swarm of nations, what did any of them actually do for Snowden? Nothing.”

Snowden’s biggest ally through his saga has been Wikileaks. 

For a few years after Counter-Spy disbanded, Fellwock agonized over whether he should continue his activism. “Some days I would be political, other days I wouldn’t,” he said.  I was conflicted. But by 1980 I realized there was nothing more I could do politically and all—I should just forget the whole thing. So I came to New York and I started working for the banks.”


Comments of note:

 Now more and more we learn that the threat was pretty much an advert campaign for arms manufacturers and defense contractors, including the intelligence community, to keep the funds rolling in

So essentially if everyone had enough money to be content enough to care about more than themselves from paycheck to paycheck maybe we can see that next stage start to take place.

War Is A Racket

The cover of the book War Is A Racket

War Is A Racket (free ebook link) is a speech and later a book by Major General Smedley Butler, The Fighting Quaker. Smedley Butler born in 1881. He was a decorated career military soldier. In 1924 the newly elected mayor of Philadelphia asked him to become Director of Public Safety.  He was given a temporary leave from his military career by President Calvin Coolidge to take the position. His task was to clean up the corruption during a time of speakeasy and prohibition.

Though unorthodox by today’s standards of  fighting corruption, he was much-loved by the citizens of Philadelphia. However, his style and tenacity had gotten the ire of the politicians.  Mayor Kendrick reported to the press, “I had the guts to bring General Butler to Philadelphia and I have the guts to fire him.” 4000 citizens occupied and negotiated a truce between Butler and the Mayor.  The president extended Butler’s leave for another year. The following year the President did not renew his leave from the military. Upon completion of his duties he said  “cleaning up Philadelphia was worse than any battle I was ever in.”

From left to right: Philadelphia Mayor W. Freeland Kendrick and new Director of Public Safety Smedley Darlington Butler. 1924

Butler eventually retired from the military and became an in demand speaker. During a brief failed senate run, he campaigned hard for veterans of World War I and their families.

Bonus Army marchers gather on the steps of the U.S. Capitol on July 4, 1932. (Corbis)

In 1924, the veterans had been partly paid in bonds for service during World War I. The bonds had a mature rate of 20 years. However, 1932 many of the veterans had been out of work for an extended time. Rallied together by an army sergeant 24,000 people of which 17,000 were veterans assembled and marched on Washington DC. Derogatorily nicknamed the Bonus Army by the powers that be, the service certificates were not bonuses but a pay scheme, A pay scheme that included “credit” toward the amount owed the veterans. The veterans did not need nor want more credit because they could not pay the loans they had; they and their families wanted to cash their bonds.

When the Bonus Army arrived in Washington DC they encamped.  The goal was to get  from congress a decision. While the veterans and their families were encamped Butler visited the encampment, he told them that they were fine soldiers and they had a right to lobby Congress just as much as any corporation.

“I never saw such fine soldiers. I never saw such discipline…. You have as much right to lobby here as the United States Steel Corporation…. this is the greatest demonstration of Americanism ever seen.” .…The general gave another pep talk the next day, cautioning the veterans to “keep your sense of humor” lest belligerence cost them the considerable public sympathy they had already won.

It was already clear that the war profiteers did not want to pay by President Coolidge’s words years earlier on May 15, 1924,  “patriotism…bought and paid for is not patriotism.” Such sentiments wore on the people’s good will and ruefully chided charitable nature of the common class.

The veterans received their answers on July 28th , 1932 when the US Attorney General Mitchell was used as a patsy to order the removal of the veterans from public land. The burden fell on Washington police department. Shots were fired killing 2 veterans. The Washington police department did not return. At 4:45 pm, President Hoover ordered the Army to clear the veterans off public land. General MacArthur led an infantry, a cavalry, and 6 tanks to drive the men, women, and children out of the encampments using chemical agents and burned the path behind them as veterans, wives, and children fled.

The soldiers had mistakenly believed the infantry, cavalry, and tanks were gathered for a parade in their honor This belief was nurtured because the civil servant employees of Washington DC were leaving work to watch “the parade”. The civil servants were cheering until General MacArthur charged the veterans, where by as they began shouting, “Shame! Shame!” and watched in shock and fear. It is unknown why the cavalry, infantry, and tanks did not turn on General MacArthur, instead of the veterans.

President Hoover did not get a second term as president. US Attorney General Mitchell went on to be the lead in the investigations concerning the Pearl Harbor attacks. There was another Bonus Army protest the next year that was dispelled by President Roosevelt. President Roosevelt gave supplies for the encampment, sent his wife for negotiations, and offered jobs in the newly created Civilian Conservation Corps by exempting veterans of the under 25 and single limitations.

A Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) camp in Marsing, Idaho, in 1941. The crew is laying concrete pipe.

Though the CCC was improving the infrastructure and family stability across the US,

Civilian Conservation Corps Poster

by 1942 the corrupt profiteers raised a crisis through Germany that had to be addressed. A crisis that spilled into most parts of Europe and created a humanitarian crisis across many swaths of humanity.

A crisis we  now know assisted by corrupt double speak global conglomerates, known at that time as industrialist.  The very same sorts mentioned in this article about pre-US civil war global conglomerates.

The CCC, which never received permanent place in American infrastructure by law was instead replaced with the draft and employment into the war culture.

A war culture to the point that an open and running joke was  : Hitler had ordered thousands of tanks from Ford’s plant, but didn’t make painting or delivery arrangements; He said he would call ahead on the paint scheme, and pick them up on his way through town.

Ford workers and their children picket in April, 1941

For more information read: Wall Street and the Rise of Hitler

More importantly the use and abuse of slave labor. 

In addition:

 “we only had had a draft twice in our history before: the Civil War and World War I. The idea of a standing army was anathema to most Americans, as it had been to the Founding Fathers. We just didn’t do that. I mean, that was not in the American scheme of things, and a group of private citizens said that we needed … a standing army.”

Lynne Olson –  Historical author on policy and diplomacy

Criminal patterns often become clear through the passage of time. Don Berecz, director of the Center for Forensic Studies in Accounting and Business at Georgia Southern University, fielded the questions once, “What makes a crime family? How many generations does it take before a family is considered a crime family? What are the perimeters of a criminal organization? These are not complicated questions. The answers need to be applied evenly across the board.

In 1935 Butler stated:

Major General Butler

I spent 33 years and four months in active military service and during that period I spent most of my time as a high class muscle man for Big Business, for Wall Street and the bankers. In short, I was a racketeer, a gangster for capitalism. I helped make Mexico and especially Tampico safe for American oil interests in 1914. I helped make Haiti and Cuba a decent place for the National City Bank boys to collect revenues in. I helped in the raping of half a dozen Central American republics for the benefit of Wall Street. I helped purify Nicaragua for the International Banking House of Brown Brothers in 1902–1912. I brought light to the Dominican Republic for the American sugar interests in 1916. I helped make Honduras right for the American fruit companies in 1903. In China in 1927 I helped see to it that Standard Oil went on its way unmolested. Looking back on it, I might have given Al Capone a few hints. The best he could do was to operate his racket in three districts. I operated on three continents.

Smedley Butler – War Is A Racket

But many people do not know what racketeering is. They vaguely know it has something to do with organized crime.

The word racketeer was first coined in 1927 when describing the Teamsters Unions activities by one of the many special interest created to oppose unionization for corporate interest, Employers’ Association.

The word racket had a long history of negative meaning. In 1560 it was associated with a loud intimidating noise, comparative to the Gaelic word racid “noise” meaning dishonest or suspicious noise, ike a bump in the night.  By 1590 the term rack-rent was in use to mean “extortionate rent” similar to the term scary rent or rent extortion something serfs would have dealt with at the time. In 1785 racket had taken the meaning of dishonest activity, via the word racquet as in “game” the name for types of ball games during that era.

Interestingly, corporate business interests now lobby against the  civil racketeering laws as being excessive.

Wikipedia states: A racket is a service that is fraudulently offered to solve a problem, such as for a problem that does not actually exist, will not be affected, or would not otherwise exist. Conducting a racket is racketeering.

The general definition from is:  organized illegal activity and a dishonest scheme, trick, business, activity, etc.

Specifically, in the US after 1970 racketeering is 2 purposeful illegal crimes in 10 years. The law states that the crimes must be of a certain sorts, but it pretty much includes them all that are committed on purpose.

In that sense, Butler was one of the first modern-day Fraud Fighters. By today’s standards, he would be an Occupier, Occupy Marines specifically. And with out a doubt, he was a Culling Corruption Campaigner.

Occupy Marines logo

In 1934, he became a whistle-blower exposing a coup d’état scheme called The Business Plot.  The scheme was to over throw the government and install a government fashioned after “organizations of Fascist character” abroad.

The Business Plot was investigated by a Senate Committee, McCormack-Dickstein Committee. The McCormack-Dickstein Committee was “Authorized to Investigate Nazi Propaganda” from 1934 – 1947. It was replaced with a committee that focused on communism. Most of the business people were not called before the  McCormack-Dickstein Committee. However, the final report f the McCormack-Dickstein Committee stated:

In the last few weeks of the committee’s official life it received evidence showing that certain persons had made an attempt to establish a fascist organization in this country. No evidence was presented and this committee had none to show a connection between this effort and any fascist activity of any European country. There is no question that these attempts were discussed, were planned, and might have been placed in execution when and if the financial backers deemed it expedient.

It is important to note that Dickstein was a profiteer and racketeer. He “ran a lucrative trade in illegal visas for Soviet operatives before brashly offering to spy for the NKVD, the KGB’s precursor, in return for cash.” His handlers even nicknamed him “The Crook“.

With the focus diverted away from Hitler’s activities and focused on a fraudulent and sabotaged investigation of communism while being used as a front for illegal visas for Soviet operatives, the industrialist were able to exploit the slave labor and the war market Hitler was creating.  Not only did they profit from Hitler’s crimes, but they helped him along.

Only when the industrialist’s rackets with Hitler became painfully obvious did they cease use them to profiteer.  Like most corruption related crimes the fear of being exposed is one of the greatest deterrents.

As society and humanity builds on knowledge, we have learned that keeping free of corruption is as important as keeping free of filth. The same way we must wash our hands or take a shower regularly, we must expose corrupt practices to rid ourselves of them. Transparency is a good deterrent. We should expect good business hygiene.  However, some businesses are resistant to good business hygiene. For those sorts, we are going to have to drag them into the modern era. They should expect such too.

Today, what humanity is dealing with in the terms of corruption is near levels of the black plague. We cannot allow a corpocracy. A corpocracy with a known history of unhygienic business practices. A corpocracy which has effectively committed a coup d’état against the US government. A corpocracy building one of the largest war machines in the history of the world and only because of modern advances are able to amass such. These industrialist, corporatist, fascist, or whatever nom du jour must be brought into the modern era of accountability.

EXCLUSIVE: Florida cop arrested for refusing to remove Guy Fawkes SPEAKS OUT | We Are Change | We Are Change

In this video Red Pill Philosophy and WeAreChange get an exclusive interview with a Florida police officer who was recently arrested for refusing to take off his Guy Fawkes mask during a protest. Ericson Harrell who’s a 15 year veteran of the florida PD and a military veteran tells us why decided to protest and stand up for his rights by not taking off the V for Vendetta mask.

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New Terminology – Picnic

Picnicking – the behavior patterns a person takes when putting on airs subjective to a corporate sponsor or government agent. For example: a professor would be strong armed or coerced to get a green card or other corporate or government document.

  •   in between astroturfing and catfishing

MI6 spy Gareth Williams death ‘probably an accident’, police say

body was found in a padlocked sports bag, was probably an accident, police have said.

via BBC News – MI6 spy Gareth Williams death ‘probably an accident’, police say.

A grim story of lies, corruption, and deceit in the death of a potential whistleblower.


“That’s not fair!” Policing and perceptions of fairness

“That’s not fair!”

Policing and perceptions of fairness

Employees of law enforcement agencies—both sworn and civilian—are more likely to view their organizations as legitimate and to comply with workplace policies and procedures when the agency exhibits a culture where transparency, impartiality, fairness, and voice are embraced and modeled through internal decision-making, policy, and overall treatment of personnel. We all want to be valued, we all want to be heard, and we all want to be respected.

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