Normally, I don't divulge the names of my supporters, but in this case, I feel that I must. Michael Leon gave me $50 when I was desperate for money due to the under cover informant who got my trust and confidence so he could try to destroy me financially. If Michael Leon was working for the very agency, FBI, that my under cover informant was, there would have been no way that he would have helped me. Michael Leon was just one of several people who helped me in 2003 when my rent was nearly as much as what I get from the government (Social Security), so Mike Ruppert's comment that Michael Leon is working for the FBI must be wrong. Michael Leon didn't have to give me that money. He did it ostensibly because he values my work.
Peace, Arlene Johnson Publisher/Author http://www.truedemocracy.net Click on the icon that says Magazine. Password for 2006: message -----Original Message----- >From: Eco Man <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> >Sent: Aug 20, 2006 6:04 PM >To: [EMAIL PROTECTED], [EMAIL PROTECTED], [EMAIL PROTECTED], [EMAIL >PROTECTED], [EMAIL PROTECTED], [EMAIL PROTECTED], [EMAIL PROTECTED], >email@example.com, [EMAIL PROTECTED], [EMAIL PROTECTED], [EMAIL >PROTECTED], [EMAIL PROTECTED], [EMAIL PROTECTED], [EMAIL PROTECTED], [EMAIL >PROTECTED], [EMAIL PROTECTED], [EMAIL PROTECTED], [EMAIL PROTECTED], [EMAIL >PROTECTED], [EMAIL PROTECTED] >Subject: [cia-drugs] 2nd half of Mike Ruppert article on leaving USA. CIA >drugs. Venezuela. > > > The full Mike Ruppert article from Venezuela is here: >http://www.fromthewilderness.com/free/ww3/081606_burning_bridge.shtml > > The Rense.com page has only the first part of the article: > http://www.rense.com/general73/ces.htm > > My comment concerning the first half of the article is here: > http://groups.yahoo.com/group/cia-drugs/message/36032 > > The second part of the article is farther down in this message. > > A favorite paragraph from the first half of Mike Ruppert's article: > > QUOTE: > My permanent exodus from the US was actually ordained thirty years -- >to the month -- before I left for good on July 18th, 2006. It was >thirty years ago that my then-fiance, a career contract agent for the >CIA, disclosed to me that "her people" were interested in giving a >major boost to my career with LAPD if I would become involved with >her "anti-terror" operations that involved "overlooking" (i.e. >protecting) large drug shipments coming in while facilitating the >movement of large quantities of firearms going out. I refused to >compromise my ethics as a police officer and -- as I wrote on page 6 >of Crossing the Rubicon - "that has determined the course of my life >ever since." > UNQUOTE. > > ------ > > By the way, the corporatism quote mentioned in Mike Ruppert's > article is an anonymous analysis of Benito Mussolini's fascism > in Italy, and is not a quote from Benito Mussolini himself. See: > http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Corporatism#Corporatism_and_Fascism > > > -------2nd half of August 16, 2006 Mike Ruppert article from Venezuela------- > > > BY THE LIGHT OF A BURNING BRIDGE >A Permanent Goodbye to the United States > > by >Michael C. Ruppert > > http://www.fromthewilderness.com/free/ww3/081606_burning_bridge.shtml > > ...[see above link for full article] > > One thing is certain about fascism and that is that its behavior and > evolution are remarkably predictable. Five years ago I helped bring into > world consciousness a forgotten quote from Benito Mussolini wherein he said > that, ï¿½Fascism ought to more properly be called corporatism since it is the > merger of state and corporate power.ï¿½ Nothing better describes the state of > the world today. The U.S. is a nation of the corporation, by the corporation, > and for the corporation. As such it has placed something different from and > opposed to the welfare of human beings on the compass as its ï¿½true Northï¿½. > > Fascism always becomes more vicious as it evolves. It never retreats, and as > with drug addition, larger and larger doses of oppression and violence are > always required to sustain its inevitable path towards self-destruction. As > the great Cynthia McKinney said to me not long before her just-orchestrated > ouster from the House of Representatives, ï¿½any fool can see it coming.ï¿½ > KRISTALNACHT The burglary that took place at the new FTW offices in > Ashland, Oregon on Sunday, June 25th of this year was the equivalent of my > Kristalnacht, a replay of the night in 1938 when Nazi storm troopers, aided > by an increasingly cowed and cowardly citizenry, raided synagogues all over > Germany and smashed every piece of glass and every window they could find. > German Jews not in denial who could (literally) read the writing on the walls > (Juden Raus!) fled for their lives in the short time remaining before The > Holocaust. Those who denied the meaning of that very specific warning > remained in Germany, and their fate was sealed. > > As a man who owns his own mind I can and do vehemently oppose the Israeli > government and its policies and still have no ill will at all towards any Jew > anywhere. Israel is a country. Judaism is a religion. All men and women are > free to worship their God or Gods as they see fit, and in so doing, to bring > knowledge of the unknowable and their truths to a human table that is > increasingly deprived of compassion, love, justice, balance, and mercy. These > will always remain the common threads in all true spirituality. Truly what is > needed now is some spirit. > > Those who do know history are not destined to repeat it. > DETAILS As for the burglary itself, there will be another time and another > place, when I can and will say more about what happened. Certain important > events have yet to unfold, and Iï¿½m holding other key facts until the time > is right. There are facts about the timing of the burglary that may > eventually connect to events here in Venezuela. But for now, suffice it to > say that it was the final outrage in almost three decades of attempts to > silence my voice and the eight-year-old voice of From The Wilderness. > > It is almost certain that the burglary was perpetrated, at minimum, based > upon inside information provided by recently fired or resigned FTW staff > members. There is ï¿½ or was ï¿½ only one television program I cared about, > HBOï¿½s Deadwood. It was common knowledge in FTWï¿½s new offices that I was > obsessed with the show, and on June 25th I was certain to be home watching > one of the first episodes of the new season I had been anticipating for a > year. As everyone knew, I worked late and had irregular hours every other day > of the week. I may never find out if Al Swearingen got the best of George > Hearst, but in retrospect, itï¿½s a small price to pay for my new freedom. > > The burglary followed on the heels of my humiliation of the perpetrator of a > feeble and stupidly executed sexual blackmail plot that began when a > newly-hired staff writer (with a clean record and a Masterï¿½s degree in > English) began a torrid (and not very discrete) sexual affair with my > long-term IT manager. The IT manager was, at the time, involved in a > committed relationship with a woman in Los Angeles. The same female employee > also made simultaneous direct sexual advances to my Operations Manager who is > married. These included her showing naked photographs of herself to both men > in our offices, something which they kept from me until later. > > Eventually the sexual intrigue resulted in an altercation between the three > which wound up on my doorstep late on a Sunday night in April. It seems no > one involved in the altercation was capable of telling the whole truth. It > was also clear that my IT manager ï¿½ who was known for his appetites ï¿½ had > fallen hopelessly in the grasp of an attractive sexual smorgasbord that was > fulfilling his every wish. This is what he said to people in phone > conversations who later told me about them. He reportedly described her as a > ï¿½sexual demonï¿½. He lied to his girlfriend. He lied to me when he told me > that he had ended the relationship. Then he lied to his friend, the > Operations Manager, about it. I could no longer trust him, and this was of > enormous concern to me. > > After all of the previous attempts to sink FTW over the years I was > well-prepared when the same woman started making advances to me. How dumb did > they think I was? I concealed a tape recorder in my office as she directed > me, after regular office hours, to pornographic web sites and continually > tried to tempt me with scanty outfits, G-strings and hints of sexual delights > including descriptions of her private parts. She was doing all this at a time > when she made 103 cell phone calls in one month to my IT Manager on a cell > phone that FTW was paying for. I got the bills. Most of the calls were made > during business hours. The second monthï¿½s bill was just as bad when it > arrived after she had been fired. > > My IT Manager had been my most trusted employee and a close friend. I may > never be able to forgive his betrayal even if the Sirenï¿½s song had > overwhelmed him. In previous years FTW computers had been sabotaged, our web > site had been hacked, and several attempts had been made to financially > sabotage our operations. Being fully aware that he was likely revealing our > most sensitive proprietary information, including account access codes, I had > but two choices. > > I could fire the young woman. But if I did so she would be angry outside the > company and still have the IT Manager as helpless as Ulyssesï¿½ crew in her > vindictive grasp. Or, I could keep her close, play along with her games, > prepare myself against the blackmail I knew would come, and try to find out > what kind of damage she was intent on doing and head it off. When she could > not compromise me sexually, she turned the IT Manager against me, and he gave > sudden notice. That was damaging enough. His last day of work was to be June > 1st. I decided immediately that that would be her last day of work too, and > so it was. > > As June 1 approached I baited her with actions I knew would force her to > show her hand. She did on May 29th and thatï¿½s when I let it be known how I > had protected myself. She immediately went ï¿½ no doubt with the guidance of > our IT Manager ï¿½ to a ridiculous pseudo-journalist who has been hounding > FTW and other 9-11 activists for years. In a previous sabotage attempt in > 2005 this same pseudo-journalist had been directly connected to the FBI by a > tape recording. > > Her allegations of sexual harassment against me fell flat on their faces, > and she was publicly humiliated. She had also been showing highly erratic > emotional behavior consistent with drug use in her last two weeks of work. On > the day she was terminated she and the IT manager frantically rushed to erase > large quantities of data from her office computer. This was witnessed by the > entire office staff. Fortunately for us, the erasures were only made with > one-pass deletions, and most of what they were trying to hide remains > recoverable. > > This was on my mind when I came into the office at 7:30 AM on June 26th and > saw all seven of our computers dismantled and smashed in a vacant portion of > our building. As luck would have it, the right hard drives were not damaged > beyond recovery. > > But other facts started to indicate government involvement. As soon as I > discovered the burglary I ran next door to the offices of the US Forest > Service which shares the same building (rented from a California property > management company). A female Ranger who was raising the flag out front > seemed unusually nervous even before I got to her. I asked if they had > surveillance cameras covering the front of the building and our only parking > lot. Reacting as though I was scaring her to death, she hastily replied, > ï¿½Noï¿½. I couldnï¿½t help but feel she already knew about the burglary. > > If I didnï¿½t know that there were no surveillance cameras on a government > building then how could the burglars have been so confident? The street our > offices are on is a long ï¿½no outletï¿½ street, and the only place to park > late at night is directly in front of FTWï¿½s front door. My next step was to > look for any one of the three small and run-down motor homes belonging to > poor people who always parked right in front of our offices at night. It was > a rent-free place for them to sleep, and it had a great view. Maybe they had > seen something. All three were gone. One of them had been parking diagonally > across the street every day since the day we moved in, and I had (correctly, > I believe) pegged that one as government surveillance. > > These witnesses would have been invaluable because they would have seen > whoever came to the office in the quiet business park that was always > abandoned after sunset. After I left the states, allegations were floated > that I had smashed my computers myself. But who could have missed my Blue and > Gold, 1996 Ford Bronco? It stands out like a sore thumb. And I could hardly > have walked a block or two with a sledge hammer over my shoulder without > risking being noticed. > > There are between eight and twelve screws that need to be removed to take > the cover off of each of our computers. There were seven computers, and every > one had their covers removed before being smashed. This was not a one-man > job. Someone with computer savvy was involved. Four interior doors were also > smashed with multiple sledge hammer blows. I estimated between three and five > blows per door. Each computer had been disconnected from its monitor and > peripherals. That was three to six connections per computer. This feat would > have taken one person hours, and it would have been physically exhausting. > > All the evidence showed that one person was waiting to dismantle each > computer as it was brought into the vacant office (where there was plenty of > room to swing the hammers) by another person who was doing the disconnecting, > while a third person went ahead with the sledgehammer to open the doors to > which the fired female employee never had the keys, from which to make copies > before she was fired. I suspect that a minimum of two sledge hammers were > used. > > One door to a storage area which held no computers at all was needlessly > smashed. That was wasted time and effort. Likely one or more of the burglars > didnï¿½t know where the computers were. Or maybe they just had a little too > much crystal meth in their system and needed to burn off some energy. > > There was, however, one other way that the burglars could have gained entry > to the interior of the building. That is through a back door which is > accessible only through a high-security parking lot controlled by the Forest > Service which covers the entire back side of the building. No one else can > get to the back doors. The burglars could have been waiting inside the Forest > Service offices for me to leave. This would have left no telltale cars out > front and would have provided an easy, secure escape route in the event that > I or a police car pulled up out front unexpectedly. No one would ever have > been seen entering via the front door, the only way FTW employees could get > in. > About a week after the burglary I noticed the Ashland Police Department > towing away one of the mobile squatters. The one mobile home that had been > there every night up until the burglary has never been seen again. The third > just vanished the night of the burglary. > > Also, about a week after the burglary, my Operations Manager, who we have > since discovered was apparently in the process of destroying our paper > financial records, disclosed that the fired female employee was a multi-year > close friend of a convicted methamphetamine manufacturer and dealer who had > served five years in prison. That was the last straw, and it was then I > started realizing that it was time to go. > > Convicted drug dealers are usually on parole. They have little or no rights > and can be violated and sent back to prison at any time. Whether itï¿½s > federal or state parole, theyï¿½ll do anything the government wants them to > in order to curry favor, including the commission of crimes ï¿½under color of > authorityï¿½. The COINTELPRO records of the FBI from the 60s and 70s against > civil rights and anti-war activists; against the Black Panther Party and the > American Indian Movement; show clearly how these convicted felons were used > as ideal plausibly deniable weapons of infiltration and mass destruction by > the US government against enemies of the state. > THE END OF HISTORY In 2001 a high school classmate who had served in the US > Army and worked for the National Security Agency, led FTW into a financial > trap promising a major investment to re-publish suppressed books documenting > US government corruption. After FTW had invested thousands of dollars in > layout and committed to spending more for printing, the investor disappeared > leaving us with a huge loss. > > In 2001 and 2002 a series of previously-unknown computer viruses completely > destroyed our office computers. > > In 2003 an outside storage area of the building where our offices were, was > burglarized. > > In late 2003 our then General Manager, Michael Leon, suddenly abandoned his > job and fled to New Zealand. That nearly put us out of business. We have > since learned that he was, at minimum, a key material witness in a huge > federal Ponzi scheme prosecution, US v. Osaki. (I had absolutely no > connection to the case). In 2005 information surfaced in federal court that > he had provided the FBI with information, and I have ï¿½- based on other > information ï¿½- concluded that he was an active FBI informant while working > for FTW. > > Throughout 2004 and 2005 a series of successive employees (one of whom was a > retired FBI agent presenting herself as a victimized whistleblower) engaged > in ruthless sabotage which came closer to sinking us than anything ever had. > Other links to the FBI were well-documented. FTW struggled for survival, and > I successfully fought back, ultimately winning a case in Small Claims Court > wherein I proved deliberate sabotage and won a small judgment. That > nine-month effort ended just two months before we moved to Oregon. > > Then came the events I just described in Ashland. To the end of my days I > will never forget the indescribable beauty of the Rogue Valley in the brief > time I was allowed to live there. I will always remember the wonderful, > spiritual and courageous friends who came to our aid in time of need and who > still remain close friends and supporters of FTW. > > But at 55, as I looked at the smashed computers and realized that I had > humiliated the government one too many times, I understood two things. I was > too old to go on fighting these increasingly ugly and dangerous battles. And > there was nothing left in the United States worth fighting for. The next > battle would surely mean death for me. Additionally, according to their own > figures, and after an independent review by a Los Angeles area law firm > specializing in royalty rights, Rubiconï¿½s publisher, New Society, appears > to have defrauded me out of between $38,000 and $58,000 dollars of royalties. > > I made my decision on July 1st. It really wasnï¿½t difficult. > > > A NEW BEGINNING Since my departure Carolyn Baker, Michael Kane, Stan Goff, > Jamey Hecht and the remaining FTW office staff consisting of Brendan, Spencer > and Luke have been performing heroically. A brave and honorable Ashland > attorney has valiantly stepped in with complete power of attorney over my > affairs. My agent and publicist Ken Levine has been steadfast and true. It > was he who helped to get me out of the country in secret. In the coming weeks > some of these wonderful people will provide our subscribers with their > accounts of my last days in the US. There were many poignant moments in the > way we put together and executed a plan to get me out of the country in just > 18 days, even as I noticed renewed and ominous surveillance around the office. > To all those who will assert ï¿½ and Iï¿½m sure they will ï¿½ that all of > these things happened because Iï¿½m some kind of deranged maniac who pisses > everyone off, I ask how I could possibly have earned and retained the loyalty > of these wonderful people and all of our subscribers for all these years. > > FTW is going to be bigger and better. I will continue to write and offer > editorial guidance, but my days of running the business are over. Carolyn > Baker, Mike Kane and Stan Goff are giants in their own rights, and they need > room to blossom and carry on the FTW tradition with their own unique styles > and personalities. Since leaving the US I have been offering occasional > editorial guidance, but I have come to realize that FTWï¿½s writers need very > little of this. They have the map and are reading it well. Listen to them. > > FTW needs your help now. We need donations. We need sales. Very soon we > will have a new DVD which will show you my last two public appearances ever > in the United States. It will be my farewell message to all of you even as I > say hello in a new form. After FTWï¿½s current, considerable expenses and > staff are paid, some of that badly-needed money will find its way to me in > Venezuela where I sorely need it. > > I have said time and again that the only thing that matters to me is > effecting real change in the political landscape. Revolution is not a dinner > party. The economy and government of the United States of America are my > enemies and the enemies of the entire human race and even of the American > people themselves. They must be weakened, defeated and replaced by something > which places the welfare of human beings ahead of profits and share value. > > With these words I have committed a crime in the eyes of US law. There is no > turning back. The bridge is burned. But I will reply with the words of the > Declaration of Independence which state: > We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, > that they are endowed by their Creator with certain inalienable Rights, that > among these are Life, Liberty, and the pursuit of Happiness, -- That to > secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their > just powers from the consent of the governed, -- That whenever any Form of > Government becomes destructive of those ends, it is the Right of the People > to alter or abolish it,ï¿½ > > But when a long train of abuses and usurpationsï¿½ evinces a design to > reduce them under absolute Despotism, it is their right, their duty, to throw > off such Government. > In 1776 there was no concept of any limitation in terms of resources, space > or possibilities. We live in a fundamentally different era today, and so > therefore, I would add to these truths the following: > > We must also recognize that Happiness cannot be defined solely within the > mind and the will of individuals alone, without regard to the availability of > the same potential for all mankind and all life placed here by the Creator. > One human being, or group of human beings, cannot possess a disproportionate > share, deprive others, and justly call this Happiness. True Happiness and > Peace result from harmony between peoples, the planet and all life forms > without which no life is possible. These can only be achieved in a world > where men and women in all places realize the need for Balance, Equity, > Harmony and Justice and that only these will ensure equal and fair Rights for > subsequent generations and the sustainability of the planet itself. > > In many lectures I have uttered another one of my trademarked lines: The > human race is now being presented by a dispassionate universe with one test; > either evolve or perish. I, for one, have chosen to evolve. > > Now that I am in the world and not a ï¿½countryï¿½, my prayer is that my > future adventures for as long as I live will connect me with other > world-changers so that we can support and empower each other and all peoples. > I am already finding out that there are more people who clearly see these > challenges than I ever suspected. > > But I am also under no illusions about the increased danger this will bring. > Even though life is very difficult now as I live on the cheap and struggle to > become halfway fluent in Spanish, I wake up each morning with something I > havenï¿½t felt in a long time ï¿½ hope, real hope. > > I promise to send some home. > > **The opinions expressed here are not necessarily or entirely those of From > The Wilderness as a corporation.** > > > --------end---------- > > > ------------ > > My comment about the first half of the article: > > It has a lot of good info. > > I agree with the peak oil theory. It is already happening. And >abiotic oil is too deep and too inaccessible right now to make much >difference. Even when some abiotic oil bubbles up to become >accessible it is not doing so in a great enough way to offset the >huge demand for oil. So the peak oil theory still holds true. Peak >Oil is nothing more than the truth of supply and demand setting >prices. And abiotic oil deep in the earth costs too much to bring up >right now. > > I disagree that the USA facilitated 9-11. But that is only an >opinion. I think it is more likely that the hijackers picked the day >of the simulated hijackings to pull off the real thing. Brilliant on >their part. This caused the delay of intercepting aircraft since >they thought there was a simulated hijacking going on. > > Same as the terrorist attacks in London. The bombers picked the day >of a simulated terrorist attack scenario that the authorities were >doing that day. > > So the USA and Britain facilitated the terrorist attacks due to >their stupidity. We can all agree on their stupidity can't we? :) > > > -------------- > > > ---------------- > > >MMM (Global Million Marijuana March): >http://groups.yahoo.com/group/cannabisaction >Newsweek, Nov. 14, 2005, page 36: >"The most recent evidence comes from autopsies of 44 prisoners who have died >in Iraq and Afghanistan in U.S. custody. Most died under circumstances that >suggest torture. The reports use words like 'strangulation,' 'asphyxiation' >and 'blunt force injuries.' ... A few months before the [Abu Ghraib] scandal >broke [spring 2004], Coalition Provisional Authority polls showed Iraqi >support at 63 percent. A month after Abu Ghraib, the number was 9 percent. >Polls showed that 71 percent of Iraqis were surprised by the revelations." > > > >--------------------------------- >Do you Yahoo!? > Next-gen email? Have it all with the all-new Yahoo! Mail Beta. Complete archives at http://www.sitbot.net/ Please let us stay on topic and be civil. OM Yahoo! Groups Links <*> To visit your group on the web, go to: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/cia-drugs/ <*> To unsubscribe from this group, send an email to: [EMAIL PROTECTED] <*> Your use of Yahoo! Groups is subject to: http://docs.yahoo.com/info/terms/