Conspiracy Nation -- Vol. 7 Num. 32

("Quid coniuratio est?")


By Sherman H. Skolnick

Does the press really tell us what spying is all about?

Some years ago a brave journalist compiled and circulated data on hundreds of reporters showing many of them were so-called assets, or used by, various espionage agencies, such as CIA.

Various spy terms need to be defined. Such as, assets, meaning not directly an employee but used to spy and distribute false information and pro-CIA propaganda. Counter-intelligence is to infiltrate, such as an opposing operation, or dissident movement. The FBI had the COINTEL Program, designed to discredit and destroy civil rights and peace movement leaders, by falsely blaming them for crimes, such as fire bombing ROTC Centers during the anti-Viet Nam War period. Agent Provocateur is a French term, meaning to lead well-intentioned persons -- suckers -- into committing some wrong so they could be busted by the authorities.

The most infamous FBI program was to stop the rise of a so-called "Black Messiah". So the FBI arranged to assassinate Dr. King and falsely blame it on a lone assassin.

In 1995, a series of government counter-intelligence operations sprung up, just about the time of the bombing of the federal building in Oklahoma City. Some of the operations were actually in formation just prior thereto, but immediately escalated after April 19 of that year. It tends to prove the bombing was by the Central Government to promote repression.

Suddenly, various periodicals showed up, as well as postings on the Internet. Some publications started with very small circulations, yet the tell-tale sign was they seemed to have great globs of money behind them. Some with 5,000 monthly circulation had enough money and equipment for a long-going 100,000 circulation magazine.

Funny thing, one or more of these operations had key personnel who were apparently still with government counter-intelligence. So, they would show up -- as so-called "reporters" -- to pick the brains of persons in the controversial militias or the tax protesters. Were the interviews just for background, for some secret government dossier, or for a news article?

Catchy ads were run implying you could stop paying your income tax and urging you to write or call an 800 number for literature. Savvy folks suspect some of this was to set up an operation known as a "shooting gallery" -- where the dissidents are all identified and photographed, and put on the FBI Security Index, to be rounded up and herded into detention camps in case of a so- called "national emergency".

This is supposedly justified because the President said, after the Oklahoma bombing, that certain political activists were out to overthrow the federal government.

From nowhere, suddenly so-called commentators, using the latest technology, would post stories on Internet. Known as "mushrooms", they would work the propaganda-disinformation game called "60-40" -- namely, 60 percent true, to gain credibility, and 40 percent false to mislead poorly informed folks. These "commentators" were not known as being long-involved with any known, public-interest research and investigation group. These characters were just "flippers" -- that is, flipping stories on behalf of secret patrons from one side of the street to the other.

To understand all this, you really need to have been involved, as I and my associates have been for more than three decades, in identifying government spies and fingering provocateurs. (In 1972, we came out with a fact sheet identifying the Foundations, acting as conduits for CIA funds, promoting the provocateurs at the so-called "riots" at the 1968 Democratic Convention in Chicago, which discredited the Democratic presidential candidate and helped install Nixon as president. The CIA-Naval Intelligence riot makers included the "Chicago Seven", Rennie Davis, Abbie Hoffman, Tom Hayden, Jerry Rubin, et al. For college student governments and at a radio broadcast school I taught an extensive course on Foundation Tax Returns [which are a public record] showing links to CIA funds.)

You also need to know and understand that in 1988 the CIA switched their secret subsidy in the mass media. Previously, they subsidized CBS News to have well-staffed, expensive offices all over the globe, compiling intelligence, even if few actual stories went on the air from such locations. After 1988, ABC News got the CIA subsidy and CBS shut down many of their overseas offices. ABC's "Nightline" Program with Ted Koppel (with espionage background) puts on so-called "experts", without telling you the expert is actually with a CIA or NSA sponsored Think Tank or so-called "Foundation".

What will make this Gestapo-like operation further escalate? A bad recession. Lots of anxiety over growing unemployment. A stock market crash. A fake war scare. Hey, if a Cuban intelligence plane dropped leaflets on Washington, urging the overthrow of our central government, wouldn't we shoot down their so-called "private" airplane?

In Chicago, some of the mass media/espionage operatives: Bill Kurtis of WBBM-TV, Channel 2, reportedly does projects for CIA. His link has been through his father, Brigadier General in the Marines, liaison to CIA. WMAQ-TV, Channel 5 in Chicago, has a secret, offsite, unmarked office for processing FBI covert video of dissidents and so-called "terrorists". Do you suppose Channel 5's anchor face Carol Marin is unaware of all this? (Recently, a radio commentator said she has more federal connections than any Chicago reporter.)

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I neither necessarily agree nor disagree with either all or portions of the preceding. Persons mentioned are invited to send their rebuttals, of reasonable length, to for probable distribution.

-- Brian Francis Redman, Editor-in-Chief

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Mr. Skolnick is founder/chairman, since 1963, of the public interest reform group, Citizens' Committee to Clean Up the Courts, investigating and researching judicial bribery and political murders. Since 1971, he has been editor of a 5-minute recorded phone commentary, HOTLINE NEWS, (312) 731-1100, a regular phone call, on 24 hours per day, changed several times per week. Since 1991, he has been a regular panelist, now the moderator, of a weekly public access one-hour Cable TV Show, "Broadsides", available to some 400,000 households. His comments appear on several news groups on Internet and on the World Wide Web. Office, 8 a.m. to midnight, 7 days/week: (312) 375-5741. Call before sending fax. 9800 S. Oglesby Ave., Chicago, IL 60617-4870.

A few highlights of the group's work: Biggest judicial bribery scandal in U.S. history, collapse of the Illinois Supreme Court, 1969. The jailing for bribery of 7th Circuit Federal Appeals Judge Kerner, 1973, highest ranking sitting federal judge sent to jail in U.S. history. Downfall of Vice President Spiro Agnew, bribery charges, 1973. 1983-1993, "Operation Greylord", touched off by the group; 20 local judges and 40 lawyers sent to jail for bribery.

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