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THE TARGET PROJECT
R A C K E T E E R S I N A M E R I C A
PRESIDENT OF THE
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
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PREAMBLE TO THE CONSTITUTION OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
"We the People of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defence, promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America."
DECLARATION OF INDEPENDENCE
IN CONGRESS, July 4, 1776.
"The unanimous Declaration of the thirteen united States of America,
When in the Course of human events, it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another, and to assume among the powers of the earth, the separate and equal station to which the Laws of Nature and of Nature's God entitle them, a decent respect to the opinions of mankind requires that they should declare the causes which impel them to the separation.
We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable 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 these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness. Prudence, indeed, will dictate that Governments long established should not be changed for light and transient causes; and accordingly all experience hath shewn, that mankind are more disposed to suffer, while evils are sufferable, than to right themselves by abolishing the forms to which they are accustomed. But when a long train of abuses and usurpations, pursuing invariably the same Object evinces a design to reduce them under absolute Despotism, it is their right, it is their duty, to throw off such Government, and to provide new Guards for their future security."
PRESIDENT LINCOLN'S ADDRESS AT GETTYSBURG
"... that we here highly resolve that these dead shall not have died in vain -- that this nation, under God, shall have a new birth of freedom -- and that government of the people, by the people, for the people, shall not perish from the earth."
UNIVERSAL DECLARATION OF HUMAN RIGHTS
PREAMBLE Whereas recognition of the inherent dignity and of the equal and inalienable rights of all members of the human family is the foundation of freedom, justice and peace in the world,
Whereas disregard and contempt for human rights have resulted in barbarous acts which have outraged the conscience of mankind, and the advent of a world in which human beings shall enjoy freedom of speech and belief and freedom from fear and want has been proclaimed as the highest aspiration of the common people,
Whereas it is essential, if man is not to be compelled to have recourse, as a last resort, to rebellion against tyranny and oppression, that human rights should be protected by the rule of law,
Whereas it is essential to promote the development of friendly relations between nations,
Whereas the peoples of the United Nations have in the Charter reaffirmed their faith in fundamental human rights, in the dignity and worth of the human person and in the equal rights of men and women and have determined to promote social progress and better standards of life in larger freedom,
Whereas Member States have pledged themselves to achieve, in co-operation with the United Nations, the promotion of universal respect for and observance of human rights and fundamental freedoms,
Whereas a common understanding of these rights and freedoms is of the greatest importance for the full realization of this pledge,
Now, Therefore THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY proclaims THIS UNIVERSAL DECLARATION OF HUMAN RIGHTS as a common standard of achievement for all peoples and all nations, to the end that every individual and every organ of society, keeping this Declaration constantly in mind, shall strive by teaching and education to promote respect for these rights and freedoms and by progressive measures, national and international, to secure their universal and effective recognition and observance, both among the peoples of Member States themselves and among the peoples of territories under their jurisdiction.
All human beings are born free and equal in dignity and rights.They are endowed with reason and conscience and should act towards one another in a spirit of brotherhood.
Everyone is entitled to all the rights and freedoms set forth in this Declaration, without distinction of any kind, such as race, colour, sex, language, religion, political or other opinion, national or social origin, property, birth or other status. Furthermore, no distinction shall be made on the basis of the political, jurisdictional or international status of the country or territory to which a person belongs, whether it be independent, trust, non-self-governing or under any other limitation of sovereignty.
READ THE REMAINING DECLARATION BY SELECTING HERE
BEING VULNERABLE explores the ways in which some of us become targets.
"Target" is part two of the Vulnerables Series, and describes in part the project itself which deals with the issue of those who profiteer from the lives of those who are homeless, poor, mentally or physically disabled, newly immigrant, less educated, or otherwise vulnerable. To read some of the many actions Department of Homeland Security (FBI, NSA, CIA, local, state and federal law enforcement, military, neighborhood watch, business and charitable organizations, etc.) took against Asha, see Asha's preliminary list for lawsuit on LISTCASE
Initial reactions during early days can be read in DIARY
After reading "Why," you may want to read the follow-up comments at: FOLLOW-UP ARTICLE TO "WHY"
Part One of this series was called, "Rippers In America."
Brought to you by the world of spirit: always watching.
Want to spread the word so folks won't keep paying for this nonsense unknowingly? Why not select the following page and copy it to give out or send it around to people you know? Here it is: Things to do
THINKING POINTS Some thoughts to ponder before paying your taxes and before voting.
You are the next target. Read: MUKASEY ASKS FOR ERASURE OF PROBABLE CAUSE DURING WAR/PEACE TIMES
A house of cards? Read: TIP OF THE ICEBERG?
TARGET FISHING Fishing for targets at McDonald's?
Read: Whistleblower Article in NewsweekInsider reports his experience or "the program."
Read RIPPERS IN AMERICA,
PART I of the Vulnerables Series
Applied PSI allows communication in the meantime and the way to structural healing.
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WHAT IS "THE PROGRAM?"
WHO GETS LISTED?
WHO GETS PAID?
RACKETEERING AND BOOTY HUNT?
VIOLATION OF UN AGREEMENT? CONSTITUTION?
By Asha Ariel Aleia
Tomorrow is most definitely NOT always the same as today.
This fact was driven home to me in a decisive fashion in 2006.
In August, 2006, I lived under the delusion that September would be a normal month, with Target, the project, nearing completion and then my return to normal routines. By mid-September - a mere couple of weeks later - I was walking the streets of my home, the United States, as "persona non grada" officially. Folks - neighbors, friends, clients, businesses - were getting paid now to be certain that I did NOT flourish. I was not to be given any type of "material support," including assistance with filing accident and incident reports. Five taxpayer supported employees would not even hold my umbrella when I needed a free hand for a pen to write down my name and incident.
Others - large numbers of others - were now being paid to watch my every move, record my every word, every contact. My trash was searched. My food purchases reported. Every aspect of my life, my paper trail, was being traced and investigated. I was 55 years old in 2006 and they were even checking records of my childhood. As the realization set in, I decided it would be necessary to stay in one neighorhood in order to simplify the task of damage control.
I became in the days, weeks, months, and years to follow, uncomfortably familiar with the world of the spies and would-be spies, hackers, wiretappers, forgers, disinformation specialists, cover-up specialists, moles, informants, neighborhood watches, secret courts, lists and secret lists, political maneuvering, spy reassignments, aircraft manufacturers-cum-spies, and the players who live off tax-dollar supported mega-budgets, while openly disrespecting the taxpayers themselves, referring to them as "sheep" and "cowards," who seldom know what's going on and who will follow the herd.
What had happened to me in that month?
Why would a government agent deliberately commit forgery by altering the amount on a check I had just cashed? Why also would a bank allow a "secured credit card" to be sent to charge-off, the home of unpaid credit cards, while leaving untouched the savings account that secures it? Why would my name then be sent to Choicepoint as a credit card abuser?
Why would another government agent then place my name - the name of a known lifelong native, a U.S. citizen of centuries long American heritage - on a list of foreigners who cannot do business in the United States? Why would my name become associated with the terror watch list, illegal immigrants and later, best yet, spies!
Unbelievable as it sounds, all around the country - Florida, Georgia, Alabama, Tennessee, Ohio, New York, California, Arizona, Virginia, Washington, D.C. - files were being searched, spies activated, persons interviewed or spied upon - all because of what they might know about me!
Now, I will grant you that I have a profession which has traditionally taken heat in this country: I am a professional psychic, what is known as a walk-in. But the witch trials were supposed to be a thing of the past. I had a reputation for accuracy and for naming names. Was that what this was about? Get a witch? A name I had named?
I had an unusual name, too. However, the name, the result of a legal name change, had been in use with full documentation for eighteen years approximately by this time and I was well known in certain circles.
I had spent some years carrying multiple balls professionally and personally at great expense to me financially. I had worked on my "give back" project for a number of years ("Rippers in America"): the profiteering, manipulation, and disrepecting of the rights, life and livelihood of those seen as the "1 Percent Throwaways" - the homeless, poor, working poor, immigrants, mentally disabled or otherwise permanently or temporarily vulnerable persons - "THEM". This group is easily prey to every type of predator, including those who need to improve their performance number or who are in the employ (officially or undercover) of special interests who need targets, testing subjects, or other randomly chosen victims.
Was I a randomly selected target for a list that opened the piggy banks to millions of dollars for the coffers: spy training, jobs, university funding, military DARPA funding, infrastructure, real estate deals, hotel and restaurant income, money for local projects, trips to the Super Bowl?
Was an agent trying to make his/her performance quota? Was I deliberately targeted? WHY?
These were questions I awoke to find in the new reality of my life post-September, 2006.
Was it an error created out of the zeal of those trying to catch a perceived villainess? Was I a CIA hit or a target of special interests with hidden agendas? Was I the mistake - the error - that needed to be covered up? Was it political - I'd overheard operatives saying that this would continue until "after the election." The PRESIDENTIAL election? That would be more than two years... February, 2009? End of January? Should I call Amnesty International or the U.N.?
I've lived in comfortable, safe neighborhoods and traveled frequently, but during this period, as part of the consequences of the project I'd been working on for several years, I was in Midtown Atlanta, having coffee at a McDonald's frequented by locals who were mostly students, workers or the poor. The Ronald McDonald charity donation coin box was usually mostly empty. Often folks stood outside first to beg for the amount of money it would take to buy the cup of coffee or McMuffin. With that image in mind, imagine that, weeks after having cashed the check that the government agent later altered - days after filling out the necessary police report - I looked up from a cup of coffee to see the restaurant parking lot filling up with black government sedans and SUVs with plates from VA, MD, and the D.C. suburbs. Some of these black sedans carried their Starbucks coffee in to the restaurant. The charity box filled to bursting with $5 dollar bills. And the black sedans were all there to see ME! As a typical consumer in America, I found that my reaction was to bemoan the fact that OF COURSE they would not come to check me out when I was dressed in my normal white outfit, driving a socially acceptable car or SUV, as I'd done over the years. No, OF COURSE they came when I looked like a poor person in an ancient Toyota at a McDonald's. As I sat in the project car, a 1984 Toyota Camry LE, with only a few thousand dollars worth of repairs needed and lots of rust and noise - they circled me - literally! - in their vehicles like pioneers circling the wagons. Momentarily it was humiliating. What will people THINK OF ME - customers, friends I haven't seen for a while - looking like THIS, I thought. Then I remembered. That had been the whole point of the project - appearance. Look poor, be poor, look like you cannot afford an expensive attorney or security or private detective. Look VULNERABLE. BE VULNERABLE. See if anyone tries to abuse you, your life or in any manner use corruption or authority to profiteer from your loss or hardship.
Since that day, I've seen many spies, moles, informants, contract persons, paid businesses spying on my every moment no matter how inconsequential and boring. booty hunters, professional thieves, and bounty hunters - I stopped traveling, speaking and did not relocate in order to both limit the extent of damage in my life and to live within my now severely decreased income, an amount unsuitable for prospering at normal levels.
I discovered that it was an impossible position in which to find myself. Regardless of the reason for its inception, the spying, surveillance, cover-up of my case was in full swing.
In the usual manner, I was advised to "be careful" when I said that I would get this stopped and then sue. Fortunately, I had enough education to know some of the channels that were in place to report the case. I began with the Department of Homeland Security's Inspector General regarding the framing of me by the agent. My file was marked innocent. The spying/surveillance continued. I was on a list, I heard. But no one would admit to me which list or how to get my name removed. In fact, the response was to say to any listening that I was "poor" and "crazy." In an action of drama I was forced to create, I got an insight into the lists and into Choicepoint. I informed the FBI's Inspector General's office. "Take her off the list," was the response. "Why did you put her on the list?" followed. Asked on three separate occasions, the agent - of his own accord or as a result of coaching - gave three different responses: 1) because she was a psychic living near GA Tech; 2) because CIA asked him to do it; 3) because a cop asked him to do it. Perjury? WHY? Soon after I realized that all evidence indicating the certainty of my citizenship was being deliberately suppressed because they had put me on a list for foreigners. This step - pretending to think I may be foreign and suppressing evidence to the contrary - allowed for my citizenship rights to be eliminated and for agents to wiretap me, hack me and carry out acts which would be illegal if done to a U.S. citizen as target. Suppression of evidence? Obstruction of Justice? Violation of Oath of Office? WHY?
The spying continued. Money was being spent in huge quantities - paychecks, payoffs to businesses and web sites (Yahoo, for example), informants, cars and fuel and per diem, lighting, wiring, planting bugs, spy planes, (wasn't that also a satellite there for a very long time - coincidence?) GPS enabled bees and wildlife, atomic/electronic devices (attacking me!) Even public libraries allowed my paid website and my searches and email to be hacked, while I protested daily. I was faced with what amounted to extortion: if I wanted to access my paid website on the taxpayer-paid computer using taxpayer-paid software in the taxpayer-paid public library manned by taxpayer-paid staff, I had no choice but to let the taxpayer-paid spies hack me and to steal my copyrighted text using the taxpayer-paid malicious server (p.click, for example) or else be unable to access my site at all for edits or viewing because either I would get shut out of my site with phishes or other messages (999 errors, for example) or the computers would be shut down until I left the building. Spying continued.
By March, 2007, I asked my family to come to Atlanta to see if their presence would help. Agents lied to them and left the impression that I was overstressed from being poor or just plain crazy. I was neither one and the agents knew it. A cover-up was in full swing. WHY?
Unable to fathom the government taking interest in my life, my sisters took the word of the lying agent and had me "mental health arrested." I have no addictions nor mental health problems. I was outraged. But sane.
Why would officials allow a sane woman to be treated in this manner? Why would a judge go along? Surely my claims could be checked out by a judge? I was held incommunicado - my purse, cell phone, keys removed from me so that I could not call an attorney or the newspaper or a friend. The door to my small holding cell was guarded and the door locked. I was tested for CBCs and overheard the guards conversing with the hospital staff. They said to each other, "she's real white." All of which was none of their business! No alcohol or drug test was given. They knew I was sober and sane and without addictions. Racial profiling! WHY?
In order to get released I had to think. I demanded that the psychiatrist appear so they transferred me to another hospital in order to see a psychiatrist. I was quick to insert that I did not want any medications nor blood tests while there. I could trust no one at this point. And I had observed prior to this that the government had me on 24/7 locked surveillance. So I knew that likely there would be at least two people at the hospital who would pretend to be patients, staff or both. Eyeing a likely candidate, I said, "You know... as long as I'm in here, I will just watch TV, shower, eat and sleep. You won't be able to hack me, tap my calls, follow me. Nothing. If you want to be able to do those things - get me out of here." Without the least look of surprise, she replied, "That's right. Play your best hand." I was released the next day. WHY?
I had also written to the FISA Court, a secret court apparently and one that I've heard does not even hear every case. Did you know that our tax dollars pay for secret courts? Did you remember paying for sleeping! I was not. Helicopters hovered frequently and GPS enabled bees came out on at least two separate occasions, months apart. I do not smell like metal or plastic, the stuff of landmines, their supposed target. GPS-enabled bees were using my body odor as their food target.
I called CNN, Washington Post - anyone who would listen. I began writing to Senator Patrick Leahy because he seemed to be willing to question the Justice Department about lies.
The spying continued. The Fall elections of 2006 helped my case somewhat when those in power began to be weakened somewhat. Then I got another reprieve. Patriot Act was ruled unconstitutional and the National Security Letters were ruled in part to be illegal. Two attempts to frame me had failed, NSLs and Patriot Act had fallen as the "get out of jail free" cards for the wholesale listing of persons for whatever or no reason. Agents had been caught perjuring themselves. FISA Court said that agents could not wiretap a U.S. citizen without a proper warrant - I was a U.S. citizen. I gained hope.
The spying continued. WHY? By now it was apparent that the spies and their bosses knew that I was neither foreigner, terrorist, nor spy. It was obvious also that a coverup was ongoing.
One group of spies left, but others replaced them. Some persons went through what appeared also to be training using me as target. Spies went to San Diego, Columbus and other cities (Miami, Detroit). "Spy school," as I had come to call GA Tech, shifted some of its leaders. Mr. Klough went to the Smithsonian. The man who had built up the Georgia Aquarium went to Columbus, Ohio. The Atlanta Police Department came under investigation for its history of corruption and lying to obtain warrants for a case that happened during the same time period as the beginning of my case in Atlanta. Arthur Tesler, one of its policemen, testified to the practice of lying and getting quotas. I noted that when FISA Court had said that warrantless wiretapping would have been illegal for a U.S. citizen target, one of the agents had commented that they'd "gotten a warrant." Based upon what? WHY? I wrote again to the FISA Court advising them that my case may have been misrepresented to them. Agents left. But others came. Spying, surveillance was less obvious now. But it continued. WHY?
By Spring, 2008, I wrote to the Oversight Committee for Justice. One of the first things I heard after investigations started was, "Do you know HOW MUCH they spent?!" I would have to guess millions of dollars over a couple of years.
Was it a mistake that went crazy, completely out of control? Or was it a racketeering operation?
Consider this: It was announced that Homeland Security funding (big bucks) would be apportioned to cities based upon NEED. By supplying the illusion of need (a target), the money, the jobs could come to Atlanta. If that were the original motive or a coopted option, then that is racketeering. One female operative commented early on that it was "the one for the many." She referred to the sacrifice of one life and livelihood for the livelihoods of many others. And where have the profiteers in society, governments and businesses generally found their sacrificial lambs?
The homeless, the poor or immigrants, the mentally ill or addicted who could not afford or were ignorant of the way to fight back: the vulnerables... Had I appeard to be a vulnerable one?
Was it a mistake?
I have a website and was known to speak and teach - I was posting a book on my site at the time. Could the material in it have incensed, worried or provoked someone or been misinterpreted? Was anything taken out of context?
A conversation was overheard in Fall, 2006 at GA Tech's library. A man and woman were conversing upstairs. The woman said, "How much are we going to have to pay her" The man replied, "She knows about Mayfield." (FBI was caught covering up an error and had to pay him and his family $2 million.) The woman concluded, "Well, we'll get our money's worth first..."
Were these words the seeds of corruption?
Agents worked hard. Many of them. They were bored, but stayed. They said, "I don't see it." But they stayed. There were whispers of whistle blowing. I told every agent I saw that they were illegal and that I intended to sue.
Why? Why would an agent deliberately bypass the agency's PROTOCOL and place a U.S. citizen on a list for foreigners without having the necessary review of my case first? Why the need for a "frame job" if they already had a reason for pursuing me? Why move agents out and remove software and servers if there is nothing wrong? If the government agents were doing their job legally, what was there to hide in their work?
Are these not the equivalent to admissions of guilt?
"There's a new paradigm. The old paradigm was, we have no information in our records to show that they're engaged in terrorism. The new paradigm is, we have [no] information to show they're not engaged in terrorism. That is a significant paradigm shift. You basically investigate it and collect against it until you can make a deliberate and informal judgment that they are not involved in terrorism." Arthur Cumming, then Special Agent in charge of counterterrorism and intelligence, FBI, Washington, D.C. Field Office
Edited from 6/5/2006 interview.
Prove a negative? (An impossible task, but, with financial contracts and permissions to commit crimes and to get away with it, very lucrative and convenient for ruining or disappearing critics, competitors, inconvenient persons...) Guilty until proven innocent? An army of people paid to commit a host of crimes (including racketeering, booty and every crime in the manual) against you for a minimum of 6 months and likely for many years? Is this against the Constitution? Is it an violation of numerous articles of the UN's Universal Declaration of Human Rights, of which the U.S. is a signatory?
Think about it. Have you checked the number of unqualified persons on the list lately? Could you or someone you know eventually find yourself on it as well? Who gets listed? Who gets paid? For how long at a minimum? Is there an unnecessary 6-month minumum period of time on the list for one-minute no-brainers?
REPORT OF THE INSPECTOR GENERAL, GLENN FINE, FBI:
"The FBI has improperly kept nearly 24,000 people on a watch list based on irrelevent information.... One of the biggest problems identified in the report was the use of outdated information, or material unconnected to terrorism, to keep people on the bureau's own terror watch list, which is incorporated in the consolidated list. The report, examining nearly 69,000 referrals to the F.B.I. list that were either brought or processed by the bureau, found that 35 percent of those people, both Americans and foreigners, remained on the list despite inadequate justification." "Justice Dept. Finds flaws In F.B.I. Terror List" by Eric Lichtblau, reporting on comments by Glenn A. Fine, Inspector General, F.B.I.
"In the spring of 2004, Tamm had just finished a yearlong stint at a Justice Department unit handling wiretaps of suspected terrorists and spies—a unit so sensitive that employees are required to put their hands through a biometric scanner to check their fingerprints upon entering. While there, Tamm stumbled upon the existence of a highly classified National Security Agency program that seemed to be eavesdropping on U.S. citizens. The unit had special rules that appeared to be hiding the NSA activities from a panel of federal judges who are required to approve such surveillance. When Tamm started asking questions, his supervisors told him to drop the subject. He says one volunteered that "the program" (as it was commonly called within the office) was "probably illegal." The Fed Who Blew The Whistle," Newsweek, December 22, 2008
The United States is a signatory of the UN agreement for human rights, which includes articles in which the signers agree that no one may discriminate against a person based upon "property." Additional articles of the agreement state that NO conditions of the country - national status or political - can change the conditions to which they have agreed in this document. Numerous articles of the agreement are violated by the conditions of placing citizens on "the destruct list." Read the Universal Declaration of Human Rights by selecting the site here:
UNIVERSAL DECLARATION OF HUMAN RIGHTS
Adopted by the United Nations, 1948.
Is the United States, by randomly selecting U.S. citizens for human targets, not in violation of their U.N. agreement? The agreement also states that privacy of the person and their ability to communicate, etc. can not be tampered with either. It is suggested that all of the preamble and articles be read entirely. Are these human rights violations that should be reported to the international press and community? 24,000 persons at least? One in three who are on the list? The list itself! Guilty and sentenced and sentence carried out BEFORE being tried?
Ask yourself, citizens, is this pure racketeering? Pirates and booty with tax-paid benefits? Or something more threatening to the country: an attempt to overthrow the constitutional democratic republic and replace it with a police state? A jobs program for spies and guards who will "falsely" and otherwise imprison U.S. citizens for profit while thieves rob them blind and special interests perform tests on them or disappear them or DARPA uses them for target practice for weapons, birds of prey and bees? All of the above. Did you realize that this is the reality whether it was the intent or not?
ABOUT ASHAAsha Aleia - not normally found on terror watch lists... your psychic and author of this article.
For the first six months, it was necessary for agents to pretend to think I was a foreigner so I was told that I was a Mexican, a middle-easterner, a Romanian, a Russian... While of course, they knew I was American. The next six months they pretended to think I had ties to a man in Arizona arrested for terrorism or spying. Again they knew it was not true. But they needed an excuse to continue. By the third six months I was hearing that I was a spy. The next time I heard that I "knew something." What? That this was a mess? Yes, I knew that. That it was a political year. Yes, I knew that. That spies (CIA, FBI) were embedded in key positions at places like the library and universities? Yes. Was there something else?
Besides the use of quotas, numbers, framings and fake targets to keep money and jobs coming to town, was there something else I knew? Was someone trying to find my sources, eliminate my sources?
Whatever I knew and wrote about had never been faked. I am a professional psychic, a medium, the real kind, one who can communicate in ways the average person hasn't practiced. Is there something on the site? Remember that it would be something published by September, 2006. Any paper chases or website hacking after that date would not - could not - pertain, since the spies had already been called out.
I pondered the larger issues to be addressed. Some questions that have arisen are:
1. Are cities generating falsely high figures for crime, terrorism, disease in order to create the appearance of need to attract dollars and keep government jobs flourishing? Is anyone monitoring the fates of the victims (targets) who are sacrificed (jailed, ruined, bankrupted, deported in some cases, put in mental hospitals, killed, suicide victims)?
2. Is greed combining with fear to create a growing industry in the fields of spying and hacking and security?
3. Combined with political maneuvering, unchecked, would this lead to a police state?
4. The use of the term "appearance" of a crime, etc. is presently vastly overused and manipulated by agents and police in selecting targets or explaining corruption and mistakes.
5. Is a system in place now which denies a potential target the needed legal protection (civil as well as criminal, in case of lawsuit)? In a system which serves national security letters to all businesses and recruits neighbors and clients and threatens all who would assist the target - and which monitors all searches and conversations - how does one find an attorney who has not only the expertise and courage to sue all levels of government and businesses but also does not already represent some or all of the businesses being sued - conflict of interest? How does the target - poor - afford such expertise and courage. Many attorneys fear retribution or gain benefits under the current "network."
A legal mafia? Racketeering, obstruction of justice, violating oaths of office, extortion, breaking and entering, assault, theft, perjury, lying (disinformation, incorrect verbalized speculation, defamation), blocking banking transactions, mail tampering, wiretapping - on tax dollars.
Did you know that being on the type of list upon which my name was placed "de facto" renders one persona non grada - person of no status - in this country? No one can help you without threat of jail or other consequence.
Being put on a list of foreigners and having government agents pretend to doubt my status de facto robbed me of my birthright - citizenship and its rights, my heritage. My ancestors were the first settlers and citizens of the colonies and later the U.S.A. They've fought in the wars, paid taxes, built up the country - for hundreds of years. My heritage - stolen by agents paid by my tax dollars and that of my family.
Did you know that, unchecked, spies extend the search to include family friends, and contacts? How did this affect the life livelihood, welfare of my two grown sons? Have their lives become difficult or altered? Have they suffered from discrimination or spying and not known why? Did they recognize what was happening and did they become depressed, suicidal or threatened by others? Were they ruined or harmed socially, politically or economically? These are questions I ask myself and that others must ask, as well.
What about the lives of my sisters, their husbands, and their grown children? Do you doubt that they've been at the hands of spies and undercover operatives? Fake friends, lying or spying business/school contacts...? Will their lives suffer, as well?
As I write this in May of 2008, I am astounded that an event which I thought would take no time to repair, still has life almost two years and millions of tax dollars after I noticed what was happening. After the black sedans... WHY?
Are the majority of taxpayers the sheep and cowards that the operatives have said thay they are? Will they write a new check for higher taxes, be recruited to spy, and turn a blind eye to this? Or will they say that reform is necessary and close the piggy bank?
What are some of the questions they should ask?
Here are a few starters: What can be done to create a safe way for a government agent (ICE, FBI, CIA, NSA, local law enforcement, etc.) to admit a mistake without the need for coverup? What can be done to make right again any wrongs done to the life or livelihood/reputation of targets wrongly/mistakenly chosen for this type of campaign? Should quota systems be reformed? Should we be able to fire government employees? Should spies who commit crimes against the target go to real jail? Are spies simply reassigned now? Do they receive Presidential Pardons? Do their "characters" get arrested or fired while the operative continues working somewhere else?
My Constitutional rights, theoretically, TRUMP an agency's protocol, TRUMP the agency's need to avoid embarrassment, TRUMP political and financial manipulations and TRUMP "special interests" no matter how wealthy or powerful. But, in practice, that has not been honored.
Two major hurdles need to be addressed for anyone who finds themselves in my dilemma: 1. The spying was so extensive that it was IMPOSSIBLE to research legal options, search for an attorney or have a meeting with one privately. ALL conversations were tapped and mail read, blocked or stolen. I could not discuss evidence or tactics or even discuss my options with an attorney without the other side hearing everything. This one thing alone violates my right to remain silent and to not incriminate myself and to seek legal counsel. It also gave the other side the opportunity to steal or hide any evidence I had mentioned or to build up an argument for any that I might present because they had heard everything. The other side also knew what I could not do because they would hear any rejections or limitations given by attorneys during the research phase.
2. Even registered mail (the only so-called safe system for mail), was not safe. The first letter I sent to the FISA Court was stolen to prevent its delivery. E-mails were routinely intercepted and any that were a threat to the spies were blocked or I received a fake reply. Other e-mails went through after going through a "pending" stage. My computer screen would say "sent" or "saved" but the email or file had not left the building. That becomes problematical when you cannot report abuses to the proper authorities. Unless you know someone personally, the presence of "moles" has become so pervasive that it is possible to block you at every angle - phone, mail, email - from reporting that you've been targeted illegally to those persons authorized to investigate corruption. This needs to be addressed at once. It is especially problematical for the poor: registered mail is expensive and air plane tickets may be impossible to afford.
Lists: There are many and they are hard to access for the average person so that they can be able to find out if they are listed. Most citizens do not know the lists even exist. Listings multiply. Once I am on one list - OFAC, for example - my name may migrate to the NO FLY or INTERPOL lists or the lists of foreign countries. Will I be nabbed by foreign agents or spied upon if I travel out of the country because the U.S. had me on a list? How and when can this be remedied at once. At what cost? What is the procedure and how does a poor person or the average Joe get his name and the spying stopped as soon as the error or deliberate misdeed by authorities is discovered? Would a person have the knowledge or money to pursue this?
And so we return to the benefit to profiteers who target the poor, especially those poor without a residential address - they may not have the knowledge to fight back, can not afford the level of attorneys needed or even the postage for series registered mail deliveries. So they become "easy targets," a key to profits, quotas, experimental guinea pigs, study targets - all without their permission and without paycheck and to their detriment. From cottage industries to mega budget Homeland Security, those seen as "them" (code for groups like the homeless) are money in the bank for the very same people who outwardly bemoan the cost of the destitute, poor, hungry, or disabled to the taxpayer.
Conflict of interest in creating contracts for domestic spying needs to be addressed. If the contract is for a specified length of time and also includes a specific target (person) and that person is a U.S. citizen on American soil then there becomes an automatic conflict of interest financially. How? If it is determined that the case should be terminated immediately because the target is innocent or their constitutional rights are being violated, then the agency who has contracted with the spy can be in risk of lawsuit for "breach of contract." This can be an expensive proposition. However, again, remember that the target's constitutional rights TRUMP business deals, even with the government and between governmental agencies and employees. In the case illustrated in this project there was clearly financial cause for continuing the case beyond its legal length: to continue the case would bring income for the agents, income (kickbacks) for the businesses and industries involved and in many cases immunity from lawsuit from the victim. To end the case would mean that in some cases the victim could sue with additional lawsuits from any of the spies who could demonstrate a breach of contract had happened. In other words, if it were to continue, income would flow in. If stopped, financial loss would happen. This is a clear conflict of interest and damaging for the lives of those targeted incorrectly for wny reason. The practice of creating contracts which list the target specifically along with any type of guarantee of time or money should be stopped if in practice, as it appears to be.
In ironic ways, "Target" project did illuminate the claim of the "Vulnerables" Series.
Will tomorrow be another "today?" Or will tomorrow bring a bright day in which trust is restored and corruption and fear brought down a notch?
I've met many bright, hard-working, intelligent people over the course of the past two years working as spies, operatives, G's, security. I cannot imagine that they would want what has happened in my case to happen to themselves or their loved ones. Or for that matter to America. Perhaps some do not care. Capitalistic America meets growth industry in government jobs and spying... - greed as need as power - What is it they say? To paraphrase, "Power corrupts. Absolute power corrupts absolutely." How do we bring this into harmony with the Constitution and the concept of a free country?
Persona non grada, denied heritage/citizenship for years/false imprisonment/falsely labeled crazy/assaulted with weaponry/decades old business gutted/research and copyrighted text and book hacked and stolen and given to special interests/family affected/alienation of affection of entire neighborhoods and groups as result of defamation-spin-incorrect speculation ("what do you have against rich people," for example)......
W H Y ?
To the reader: Thanks for reading the above. To review, the following agencies were contacted in an attempt to resolve this: 1. Department of Homeland Security Inspector General; 2) Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) Inspector General; 3)Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act Court (FISA Court); 4) Senate Sub-committee on Judiciary; 5)House Sub-Committee on Judiciary; 6)Senate Select Committee on Intelligence. Still skeptical? Ask yourself these questions: IF it were not a corrupt investigation/coverup or special interest, then: 1) Why did the government agent steal the REGISTERED MAIL addressed to the FISA Court reporting the case; 2)Why did an agent repeatedly damage and render target's auto inoperable and then state to his partner that he had feared that she "might get away. Leave the area..."; and, 3)Why are target's e-mails screened in such a manner that any e-mail intended to report to proper authorities or the press what has transpired in the case is being prevented from actually "leaving the building?" If they are legal and not ashamed of the work they are doing, why are agents/contractors/spies not transparent with those who do oversite of their work outside the agency? Why not allow the target to speak with press, radio, television or oversite personnel if she is lying, crazy or otherwise incorrect? It is your tax dollars wasted and a life ruined using your tax dollars to do it. Think about it.