("Quid coniuratio est?")
I received the following from a CN reader who wishes to remain anonymous. What I plan to do is post the entire document over a period of time, most likely in weekly installments. Here is part 5.
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THE INVISIBLE SECOND RUNG OF GOVERNMENT
An Investigation and Discussion of that Part of the United States Government Which We Did Not Elect, Which Is Not Accountable, Which Is Unconstitutional, Which Is Engaged In Unlawful and Unconstitutional Activity, and Then Hides Behind the National Security Act of 1947
PART I :
CITATION AND SUMMARY OF SOURCES
19. Milan, Michael, The Squad, New York, New York, Shapolsky Publishers, Inc., 1989. Milan is a former OSS member, later recruited by J. Edgar Hoover to serve in Hoover's private execution squad. Summary: Tells Milan's personal story, his first-hand knowledge of the alliance between U.S. Government and organized crime, his part in the hit team that mopped up "embarrassing" witnesses to the JFK assassination, murders ordered directly by Hoover, and Hoover's personal friendship with Meyer Lansky and Frank Costello, organized crime figures.
20. Summers, Anthony, Official And Confidential: The Secret Life of J. Edgar Hoover, New York, New York, G. P. Putnams & Sons, 1993. Anthony Summers is an investigative journalist. Summary: Documents Hoover's being blackmailed by organized crime. Meyer Lansky and Frank Costello, organized crime figures, had compromising photos of Hoover engaged in sex with minor boys. Documents Hoover's having dressed in drag, attended and participated in drag orgies, and had a long time homosexual relationship with his lover and co-worker at the FBI, Clyde Tolson.
21. Fonzi, Gaeton, The Last Investigation, New York, New York, Thunder's Mouth Press, 1993. Fonzi is an award-winning investigative journalist. Summary: This former federal investigator for the House and Senate Select committees on Assassinations breaks his oath of silence to document the intentionally distorted priorities, manipulations, deliberate distortions of evidence, refusals to hear testimony of key witnesses, avoidance of their legal duty, and deliberate exclusion of new evidence in the JFK assassination case by these Senate and House committees. He documents his discovery of new evidence of conspiracy and tracking relevant witnesses only to find them suddenly dead under mysterious circumstances. Documents verified and repeated connections between Lee Harvey Oswald and CIA Chief of Western Hemisphere Division, David Atlee Phillips.
22. Zerbel, Craig, The Texas Connection, New York, New York, Warner Books, 1991. Zerbel is a researcher and author. Summary: Documents involvement of LBJ, Dallas Police, and Texas oil men in the conspiracy to assassinate JFK and its subsequent cover up.
23. Greider, William, Who will Tell the People: The Betrayal of American Democracy, New York, New York, Simon & Schuster, 1992. Greider is an award-winning political author and journalist. Summary: Sweeping and meticulous documentation of corruption in the democratic process, how plutocracy has come to replace democracy, the contempt most politicians have for the citizenry of the United States, and an expose of why the citizens' worst suspicions are well founded.
24. Morrow, Robert D., First Hand Knowledge, New York, New York, Shapolsky Publishers, Inc., 1992. Morrow is a former CIA agent. Summary: Documents his personal experience and first hand knowledge of CIA involvement in the conspiracy to assassinate JFK, alliance between CIA and organized crime, Hoover's and LBJ's complicity with organized crime and assassinations, Nixon's ordering CIA to engage in political assassination, direct orders from the CIA Chief of Covert Operations for involvement in the conspiracy to assassinate JFK, and E. Howard Hunt's role.
25. Gross, Martin L., The Government Racket, New York, New York, Bantam Books, 1992. Gross is an author, educator, editor, and political reporter. Summary: Exposes specific areas of government abuses of public money, revealing a pervasive and presumptuous mindset in Washington that the public purse has no bottom (institutionalized greed).
26. Bamford, James, The Puzzle Palace, New York, New York, Penguin Books, 1982. Bamford is an attorney and investigative writer. Summary: Documents historical disregard for the law, yet with no accountability, by the National Security Agency, whose budget dwarfs the CIA's. Documents that the Freedom of Information Act contains a loophole which allows the NSA non- compliance. Documents NSA's ever-widening surveillance technology that has been used on the American citizenry. If ever turned around and used in a massive way against the American people, there would literally be no privacy left, such is their massive technological capability. It would be total, absolute, and complete tyranny. Evidence that agents are ordered to illegally scan intercepted telegrams and phone calls between private individual citizens and between large commercial companies, keeping a special watch for dozens of names of big companies, details of commodities, and gas.
After the Church Committee began to investigate the intelligence agency abuses of the 1960's and 1970's, a "super hush-hush surveillance court" was instituted to judicially review the NSA requests for black bag operations. In the entire history of this court it has never denied a request (except one), thereby appearing to function as a mere rubber stamp for the NSA.
The one exception is even more frightening. "When the Reagan administration came into office, however, the Justice Department argued that the power for foreign intelligence black bag jobs was vested not in the court, but in the inherent authority of the President." The court agreed, and in rejecting the request, was saying "all subsequent surreptitious entries need no court authorization, only presidential approval."
The Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act, an attempt to curb abuses, "has enough loopholes and exceptions to render it nearly useless."
Another attempt to curb abuses is an "executive order that was designed more to protect the intelligence community from the citizens than citizens from the agencies. In addition, because it is an executive order, it can be changed any time at the whim of a President, without so much as a nod toward Congress."
Documents NSA attempts to halt private research and academic research into security measures for the public and for private business messages.
The NSA attempts to misuse the vague, overly broad International Traffic in Arms Regulations to attempt to stifle public writing or speaking regarding codes or code breaking, "a chilling prospect clearly at odds with the First Amendment and one as yet untested by the Supreme Court."
A more than 30 year veteran of NSA indicated that although originally NSA was oriented strictly toward diplomatic messages, in later years, the emphasis has been on exploiting the economic, commercial messages. This NSA access to "secret inside information on business transactions and corporate dealings presents tremendous temptations...as detection is almost impossible."
27. Burnham, David, A Law Unto Itself: The IRS and the Abuse of Power, New York, New York, Random House, Inc., 1989. Burnham is an investigative reporter who also broke initial stories from Frank Serpico and Karen Silkwood. Summary: Documents incompetence, venality, ruthlessness, smugness, and abuses of the Internal Revenue Service. It's regulations and computers are so complex, not even its own agents understand them or control them. Cites specific examples wherein IRS authority has been utilized by its own managers and agents, as well as those outside the IRS, for purposes of revenge, threat, and strong-arming. Documents how and why it successfully operates outside the bounds of accountability. Other governmental agencies, charged with the responsibility of overseeing the IRS, manifest a historical fear of blowing the whistle on IRS abuses, lest the IRS come after them.
28. Marcinko, Richard and Weisman, John, Rogue Warrior, New York, New York, Simon & Schuster, Inc., 1992. Marcinko is a retired Navy Commander and Founder of the Navy Counterterrorist Unit Seal Team Six. Weisman is an author and biographer. Summary: Documents that during his tour in Cambodia commanding a Seal team, his experience of visiting legislators, instead of behaving like a fact-finding mission, behaved shamefully. "Embassy secretaries told stories of congressmen fondling them, or worse, raping them - without any recourse. The political officers and consuls each had their stories, too, about pulling this congressman or that senator out of jail in Hong Kong or Caracas or Warsaw." What it amounted to was congressmen taking vacations paid for by the taxpayer, wherein they would make purchases of gold or other gifts and then smuggle it home on their Air Force jet. The most often asked question was where they could buy some great sex.
Documents how Marcinko was assigned to lead a Seal Team to test the "vulnerabilities of [U.S.] base installations, command and control facilities, operations centers, and naval assets" using smoke grenades and umpires to decide kills, wounded, and explosions. Base commanders were "briefed in advance on precisely which targets we would hit, and when we would hit them, so they could beef up security." The point was to help each base improve security measures in light of terrorist activity. What his Seal Team managed to accomplish included: Placing "explosives inside the air intakes of half a dozen F-18 fighter jets;" blow up Pt. Magu's main radio antenna such that, in effect, they had killed police command and control functions; exploding the "main HQ building, the power generating station..., weapons locker, and the fuel depot; exploded the SWAT team's emergency response truck;" exploded a weapons carrier full of 500- pound bombs near the President's Air Force One jet; kidnapped a Navy Admiral in Italy; made their way onto Naval base and into the command center, forcing the Admiral to show them the operational codes; assassinated officers.
The top Navy brass decided to get rid of him because of their own embarrassment. According to the General Accounting Office, after a two-year witch hunt, the Navy brass spent 600 man-years and roughly 60 million dollars to investigate him - and came up with nothing. Naval Security and Investigative Command never charged him with any impropriety. He was later set up and framed on conspiracy charges, convicted, and sentenced to twenty-one months in prison and a $10,000 fine. During a five-day furlough from prison, he was approached by a spook from a U.S. government intelligence agency who requested his help prior to the war with Iraq in identifying, verifying, and eliminating certain military targets in Baghdad and breaking into key installations.
He is now living in Washington, D.C. "where he is CEO of SOS TEMPS, his private security consulting and special investigations firm whose clients are governments and corporations."
[...to be continued...]
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