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TO ALL MY CHILDREN *** AS THE WORLD TURNS
The Phoenix Journals includes bibliographical references and indexes.
Contents: [Tangled Webs] -- [Crucifixion of the Phoenix -- [etc.].
1. Spirit writings. I. Hatonn, Gyeorgos C. (Gyeorgos Ceres) II. Dharma, Computer person. III. Phoenix Journals.
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TABLE OF CONTENTS
TUESDAY, JANUARY 12, 1993
HERO TURNED HERETIC? JUDGMENT DAY FOR FAR RIGHT!
NO MAN KNOWETH THE HOUR—ONLY THE FATHER
SUNDAY, JANUARY 17, 1993
CALL IT WHAT IT IS!
JACK McLAMB--POLICE ACTION, ETC.
COMMANDER JAMES "BO" GRITZ
BO GRITZ'S FAX OF 1/93
INSERT JAMES GRITZ SENATE HEARING DEPOSITION
JAMES GRITZ POW INVOLVEMENT
OPN VELVET HAMMER
OPN GRAND EAGLE
OPN EMERALD CITY
OPN RED BULL
OPN HEROIN HIGHWAY
OPN DEUCES WILD
OPERATION EMERALD SEEKER/INSIDE STRAIGHT
SPECIAL POLICE OFFICER BULLETIN
AID & ABET Newsletter
U.S. COURTS CONFIRM: "DRIVING A MOTOR VEHICLE" IS A RIGHT--NOT GOVERNMENT PRIVILEGE
OUR SWORN DUTY
THE FREEMAN MOVEMENT
SAVE US FROM "EDUCATED" AMERICANS
HOW TO TELL A BOGUS FREEMAN
A ROSE BY ANY OTHER NAME
ONE FINAL THOUGHT
OFFICER WITH "HEART" SABOTAGES TICKETS
ABOUT THE EDITOR
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 3, 1993
THE FOURTH REICH: TOWARD AN AMERICAN POLICE STATE
INSERT MAP OF 10 REGIONAL U.S. GOV'T DISTRICTS
THURSDAY, MARCH 4, 1993
SHARED ITEMS OF IMMEDIATE INTEREST
NOTE OF "LAW"
FROM WASHINGTON STATE
NEWS TO WATCH
HOW ARE "WE" DIFFERENT?
MARINE CORPS LEAGUE
THURSDAY, MARCH 4, 1993
MU-GU, MO-GU AND CHINESE MUSHROOMS
SO WHY DON'T WE "PUSH" THE GU?
THURSDAY, MARCH 4, 1993
A. THE EXPLOSION OF GOVERNMENT REGULATIONS
B. ENVIRONMENTAL REGULATIONS
C. TOWARD A NATIONAL (AND INTERNATIONAL) POLICE FORCE
D. POLICE STATE TACTICS
E. TOWARD A STATE OF NATIONAL EMERGENCY
F. ELECTRONIC SURVEILLANCE AND COMPUTERIZATION OF THE PUBLIC.
FRIDAY, MARCH 5, 1993
TRUTH OR CONSEQUENCES
NEW YORK BOMB
TO ALL THE INNOCENTS WHO THIRST FOR TRUTH AND FREEDOM
FRIDAY, MARCH 5, 1993
A MOMENT TO "THINK"
THE MIND, THE SOIL AND THE FARMER
FORGIVE AND RECALL
AMERICA "THE CUP OF LIGHT" (A Silverhawk lesson)
SUNDAY, MARCH 7, 1993
CHANGES QUESTIONS FOR SELF
U.S. AGENCY DENIES NUCLEAR-WAR EMPHASIS
MORE MILITARY BASES TO CLOSE
IRAN/U.S. INVOLVEMENT IN NEW YORK
LETTER OF CANCELLATION TO LIBERATOR
ANOTHER LETTER FOR THOUGHT
WHO ARE THE "REAL" OWNERS OF THE FEDERAL RESERVE?
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 10, 1993
THE TRUTH WILL ALWAYS "OUT"
YE SHALL KNOW THE TRUTH AND THE TRUTH SHALL MAKE YOU MAD!
THE SHORT ROAD TO CHAOS AND DESTRUCTION By Gunther Karl Russbacher
NEW CURRENCY, FEDERAL RESERVE AND DEBIT CARDS
BANKS AND OIL COMPANIES (All the same?)
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 10, 1993
THOUGHT AS WE SIT AGAIN TO PEN
THE SHORT ROAD TO CHAOS & DESTRUCTION By Gunther K. Russbacher
MONEY INTERESTS AND "COINCIDENTAL SUICIDING"
GET RID OF THE FEDERAL RESERVE?
AUTHOR'S ASSESSMENT AND CONCLUSIONS:
RE: MOUNT CARMEL FEDERAL MASSACRE--ALERT: By John R. Prukop
TIME TO CALL A HALT!
TAPES AND INFORMATION FROM RAYELAN
FRIDAY, MARCH 12, 1993
BAD NEWS, PERHAPS
WHAT'S REALLY GOING ON?
SEVEN MAIN PERIODS OF MAN EXPRESSION
SUNDAY, MARCH 14, 1993
NEW ARRIVAL BULLETIN
LETTER TO THE EDITOR
SUNDAY, MARCH 14, 1993
TEMUJIN: IRON SMITH--GENGHIS KHAN
CHINA'S OLD LEADERS ON LAST LEGS
I dedicate this volume to one, Tim Burns, who silently but surely reassures Dharma that--though her hands be stilled and her voice silenced for any reason--through ones such as Tim and the other unsung and unseen voices of Truth--shall flow the word and the history of your species. Thank you.
To this volume there needs be no "Introduction" for it is a compilation of that which explains itself--bravely, by the daring who stand forth in truth and risk--that YOU might have vision and understanding against that day which is upon you when freedom shall have vanished from the face of your nation--and the defenses priorly your foundation--are ripped away and buried in the destruction of your Constitution.
You can survive within the system--but the days of "fighting" the system are gone, alas, my beloved brothers. You didn't see this day coming and, yet, it has come upon you--this "world 2000". But you shall see that it too shall perish in the rubble of the fire-pit for there is yet an enemy of "thine enemy of freedom" at the threshold of mighty battle. No, I speak not of the Hosts of God--I speak of the massive annihilators of the globe. All things can be "timed" by the sequence of events as they unfold and the time of the "hordes" is close upon you and almost none know who they be.
The LIBERATOR and the PHOENIX JOURNALS are not touted as a voice of freedom of patriots. It is Word of Truth unto the peoples of the globe--THE WORD, that you might see and hear. Those who would use THE WORD for worldly gain and placement--shall be brought down for it is come through the Hosts in the Name of God to his people upon the lands--called Shan (Earth). May your hearts be given into hearing that you might find your way in the darkness come upon your lands.
REC #1 HATONN
TUE., JAN. 12, 1993 8:04 A.M. YEAR 6, DAY 149
TUESDAY, JANUARY 12, 1993
TO: COMMANDER JAMES GRITZ
FROM: COMMANDER HATONN, FEDERATION COMMAND (Whether or not you like it, or do not like it, roll on the floor in sniggles for the benefit of audience or trash it).
My own "orders" are to make contact this day with you, Commander Gritz. We shall not presume to judge one another or enjoin some perceived battle of recognition. As would be utilized by any capable officer, be it in Intelligence or Special Forces, or within God's Command, I would, at the least, anticipate "hearing". I, personally, have no petition other than the same gracious manners I extend unto you in the line of your duty, sir.
[Please see to it that this gets to Commander Gritz immediately]. I will await a response from him PERSONALLY via this same human routing, or we shall continue to send it from many resources until we do so. I do not need long dissertation--just an acknowledgement and signature of receiving. If there be no merit in my messages--I expect confrontation in the same manner presented unto me--through this human keyboard type acknowledgement. My people work long and hard, are battered and insulted constantly, and I marvel that ones think it alright to have a dozen sets of expectations to suit themselves. The time is at hand for more than introspection for things become most critical in your experience. One's journey and commitment is not of another's nor is it of another's right, somehow, to know those private "things". It is, however, only courteous and responsible to acknowledge so that the "secretary" may know that he/she has done her task. Thank you.
In the service of Holy God of Light, we find the chasms and boulders in the path with every step. How would you walk about your house following an earthquake--with broken glass, fallen debris, smoke and water pouring forth, the dead of night in total darkness and still boggled by abrupt awakening from a deep and focused dream? Would you not stumble, bump your shins, fall over the dog who is also terrified, crunch the bird whose cage is overturned and, at the least, cut your feet?
Please hold in your hearts what happens here at this desk and message receiving center. Anything and everything can be "changed" by the whisper of an over-eager participant. Ones take a clinging hold to a bit or piece of information and cannot seem to focus on anything else. Things that would have come to pass if silence had been maintained cannot be allowed to happen and ones who are helpless in their own shackles are then the victims of such curiosity and focus. Then, when we effort to move in and somehow protect them from loose information we are accused of being liars, false prophets and half-Truth bringers.
Moreover, YOU take out of context things shared with you following myriads of phone calls and inquiries in the mail. I have a good example from one we used just yesterday regarding Col. Bo Gritz--who has also been fed piles of misinformation supposedly FROM ME AND THINGS I HAVE WRITTEN WHICH CAME NOT FROM ME IN THE ORIGINAL STATEMENT. Let us say that from his last newsletter from Center for Action, I quoted the following, from page 6: "...We should back the Clinton-Gore Administration....". How does that "grab you", left without full writing of statement intent? Further, take the fact that there is connection with the, now under fire, Mormon LDS Church. Let us see, from the same paper, a point made on this subject by one we have to assume to be "The Colonel" as it comes within the "The Colonel's Corner":
QUOTING from page 4.
A 29 November Salt Lake Tribune and AP wire story series is coursing its way across America media. I am described as the leader of an "ultraconservative political movement" who is leading LDS (Mormon) Church members into excommunication. The writers, Christopher Smith, Chris Jorgensen and Peggy Fletcher never talked to me before creating this story. It is true that I oppose the IRS, abortion, homosexuality and global government while distrusting the government, supporting the Constitution and home schooling. Suddenly, according to the articles, these are unAmerican and religiously unacceptable positions. [H: I will note herein that neither did Commander Gritz speak with me before denouncing me as being "Ignorant!" a "Judas-goat", a false serpent-person alien, etc., because I could see the possibilities of winning a round in the evil system you have going by overturning their election set-up--what is sauce for the goose, readers, becomes sauce for the gander!]
I believe there should be a separation of church and state. [H: He SAID "separation of CHURCH and STATE"--he did not say "Spiritual truth and state"--for the separation both accepted and enforced IS WHAT IS WRONG WITH YOUR NATION!] That means that no one church should dominate the government as occurred with the Church of England. It also means that the government should stay out of non-secular matters. All registered churches in America come under IRS Code 501c3 as charitable, tax-deductible corporations. The IRS maintains control over the pulpit by expelling any such organization that in any way involves itself with or criticizes government. The Laport, Colorado Church of Christ was challenged because they took out an ad opposing expanded rights for homosexuals. The Attorney General said that by involving themselves in government they had to re-register as a political action committee.
The LDS Church has more assets in the plus column of their ledger than any other religious organization in America. [H: Yes indeed, and that is heavily resultant from such ones as Scowcroft and other "Church leaders" who involve themselves in criminal treason through BCCI, BNL and the LBS Bank which was born of an intimate relationship between Eagleburger and Scowcroft--who was serving respectively, as president and vice chairman of Kissinger Associates at the time. This was specifically set up to funnel covert cash transfers involving VAST sums of money. This institution has links leading from MAJOR financial institutions in Switzerland and Bulgaria to the "home office stateside" of LBS. This bank funnelled untold amounts of money into Serbia to destroy the nation now under total siege--the plan set forth by none other than KISSINGER ASSOCIATES.] Having the most to lose, they are great for intimidation to insure absolute compliance with IRS desires. Church authorities have been tough on members who had tax problems, or even opposed the IRS. One man, who I know personally, was denied baptism because of trouble with the IRS. Others have been denied temple recommends and received church discipline. It is my belief that all churches should stay out of personal government affairs that do not relate to moral issues.
My bottom line is: The IRS should never replace God in any church. Jesus Christ will continue to lead me in my personal life. The article stating that home schooling, joining the John Birch Society, reading unapproved printed material, having an inordinate supply of food storage are totally contrary to the teachings of the Mormon church. If these articles are correct, I believe authorities within the LDS Church have made a grievous error in providing lesser officers of the church with guidelines for chastisement. Any church that I belonged to which advocated excommunication for any of the above would make me a candidate. I do understand that the articles initiated by the Salt Lake Tribune may have been partially fabricated and the paper has backed down some after being scrutinized by the talk radio media. [H: HOW can you make the above statement regarding possible "errors" in judgment and authority--and DENOUNCE THE POSSIBILITY THAT GOD WOULD ACTUALLY SEND HIS HOSTS TO PREPARE A PLACE FOR HIS COMING? HOW CAN YOU SIT IN JUDGMENT ON "POSSIBLE ERRORS" OF "MAN" AND DENY ALL POSSIBILITIES OF GOD'S PRESENCE IN A FORM WHICH IS ONLY SOMEWHAT VARIED FROM WHAT THAT GOOD OLD CHURCH SPEAKER TOLD YOU? YOU CANNOT HAVE ONE WITHOUT THE OTHER! THERE IS EITHER POSSIBLE ERROR OR THERE IS NOT! WHICH IS IT? You have ONLY ONE point in this whole mess to discern--is the taxing authority or concern Constitutional or against the Constitution--and I promise you that not ONE OUT OF 2 MILLION WILL KNOW! WITHOUT LOOKING--RECITE "JUST" THE TEN UN-ALIENABLE RIGHTS IN THE BILL OF RIGHTS!! NOW, IF YOU PASSED THAT ONE, RECITE THE ORIGINAL CONSTITUTION--IT IS NOT VERY LONG, YOU KNOW, AND HANDLES ALL THE POLITICAL RULES OF GOVERNMENT!! UNTIL YOU CAN DO THESE THINGS--YOU, NOR ANYONE ELSE HAS ANY RIGHT TO DENOUNCE ANYTHING EXCEPT BLATANT DISREGARD FOR THE LAWS OF GOD AND CREATION AS OFFERED BY GOD AND CREATION--NOT "MAN". NOW, RECITE THE 534 VERSIONS LAWS AS PRESENTED BY MAN OF GOD'S LAWS! MOVE ON NOW, AND RECITE ALL THE "VOTED-IN OK'S REGARDING GOD'S LAWS. CHURCHES BY THEIR VERY STRUCTURE ARE SET FORTH TO DEFRAUD AND MISLEAD MAN--NOW "YOU" GO PROVE OTHERWISE TO ME--I AM FED UP TO OVERFLOW WITH INSISTENCE THAT SOMEHOW "I" I HAVE TO PROVE SOMETHING TO YOU! I HAVE NOTHING TO PROVE TO YOU--YOU HAVE ALREADY PROVED "ME" BUT I NOTE THAT EVERY ONE OF YOU FALL SHORT OF PERFECTION AND, FURTHER, THE ERRORS I MAKE IN PRESENTING MATERIAL TO YOU IS BECAUSE I GIVE YOU WHAT SOMEONE HAS GIVEN TO SHARE WITH YOU IN SOME PRESENTATION OR ANOTHER!
Lessons are not just for the perceived unknowing "peasants"--they are also even more necessary for the set-forth "leaders" of those people--such as Colonels, ministers and ones who can do more damage in "ignorance" than all others combined!!]
It is my opinion that there will someday come a division in registered churches, including the LDS Church, over whether God or government leads. Is it possible that time has come for Mormons? I am not trying to lead anyone anywhere. [H: Bo, that statement is not true--YOU CERTAINLY ARE, by your very presence as a candidate for the Presidency of this Republic, trying to lead the people--you cannot have it conveniently--both ways.] I intend to defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies. [H: Then you had better brush up on the Constitution that you tout for you will find all the answers to the confusing individual circumstances covered THEREIN. You cannot just set forth to "defend" something in chosen bits and pieces as the whim strikes the ears and heart. This means that you will go within and come back to we who are sent of GOD with no attachments to ANYTHING SAVE GOD'S PROPERTY AND CRE-ATIONS ON YOUR PLANET for a bit of guidance and remindings! If you only become a "different kind of King"--you still remain only a fabricated king.] I ran for president so that America would have a choice. Their preference was made on 3 November. I may run for Governor of Idaho so that the people of that great state will have a choice. I offer no new solutions--rather I would provide a place for people to live under the old and righteous ways. It matters not to me what people want to do with their lives. I've made my choice and I will always be there to help my brothers and sisters who would live free. I don't know when Jesus is coming--I pray it is soon. I advise you not to listen to anyone who says they have inside information on His Second Coming.
NO MAN KNOWETH THE HOUR--ONLY THE FATHER
I do believe we are living in the end times and that this is certainly the season of His Coming. Be prepared!
Many church leaders admonish their flock to "seek security within the mainstream". I see nothing wrong with this. I've personally often found firmer footing in not always following the herd, but that doesn't mean everyone should be a loner. My advice is for you to be responsible for your own life, make sound decisions by not blindly following, but rather by going to your own conscience and asking God's help. You are His child. He loves you and will not set you on a wrong path. Remember, ultimately, you are the "one" accountable for your actions.
END OF QUOTING
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Why do I "waste our precious time on a has-been Gritz", as you put it to me in your eagerness for another "fixer"? Because he is "chosen" by his Father and I serve that same "Father" and as any "Commander"--I intend to accomplish my mission as given unto me by THAT Father. YOU HAVE NO OTHER EVEN "PROBABLE" LEADER WILLING TO REGROUP AND SHOW YOU THE WAY. IT MUST BE THROUGH THE CONSTITUTION AND TRUTH OF GOD--NOT THROUGH VIOLENCE WHICH WILL ONLY GET YOU KILLED OR MORE QUICKLY ENSLAVED.
This means, however, that one, Gritz, is going to have to turn unto God DIRECTLY but also and often, indirectly, through the teachers and presence sent to bring reason again unto the minds of Man. If ALL you hear in the consciousness of ears and physical eyes is that which is fed into your five senses only, you will NOT find the Truth--there are no ORGANIZED churches on your planet left untouched by the adversary, himself. There is no magic in moving into an "Idaho" with a choosing "governor" for that "governor" will be pulled down by the bigger guns.
James, once set out on a pathway of God claiming commitment unto GOD, to settle for the lesser of name-calling, misperceptions regarding that which is NOT in the Constitution upon which you claim to now place ALL of earthly value--is as big a cop-out as burying the murdered POW's in Vietnam! What would you do now, Sir, leave the "herd" of ignorant and struggling lambs to the misgivings and misperceptions of an Establishment One World Internationalist called Ross Perot?
You don't really TRUST GOD VERY MUCH, DO YOU? What you are saying to all your readers--is that your ego is bruised and you perceive all to be against you and you will take your little brood into the wilderness and secure a tiny mountain to wait out your days?? Then, perhaps someday enough patriots will arise and awaken to go "take the Hill"?? If you leave your post and mission at the first negative skirmish which you knew you could not win at any rate--then you have just told the world and GOD where you stand--solidly against HIM and certainly not at the HEAD OF HIS ARMY!
NOW, Commander, I am not going to plead, beg or purchase anything from anyone. I will, however, pronounce that which is evident in my own perception. You are not a "quitter" so what in the world have we surfacing herein? Lick your wounds if you will--but you are at great disadvantage in service to the adversary--FOR GOD HAS ALREADY WALKED WITHIN YOUR BEING AND YOU CANNOT, NO MATTER WHAT YOU DO--INCLUDING SUICIDING--GET RID OF ONE MOMENT OF THE TORMENT WITHIN YOUR BEING AT THIS MOMENT!
WE CAN TURN THIS NATION ABOUT IF THE MOMENT IS SEIZED! IF NOT, THEN WE DESTINE A CIVILIZATION TO PERISH IN THE GRIP OF ENSLAVEMENT--IF NOT BY BARS AND CHAINS, SURELY BY A FORGOTTEN CONNECTION WITH LIFE SOURCE--CREATOR. I CANNOT BELIEVE ANY MAN WOULD ALLOW THAT SIMPLY BECAUSE HE IS SOMEHOW CONVINCED THAT ALL BE LEFT TO THE WHIMS OF A CRUSHING SYSTEM--BOTH GOVERNMENTAL AND CHURCH.
By many of your own legions who paid, worked and served you, you are now called turncoat and coward--not even personally thanking your teams in various places. Is this true? That be up to you! What has changed from your speeches? Do you think that heavier taxation will ever pay the national debt? Already all the promises are being broken "in advance" of even inauguration day. Do you think Perot's international "World Order under handling through the U.N." of things such as Hussein, etc., is the answer? No?? You KNOW that you have THE ONLY WAY WHICH WILL SAVE YOUR NATION--will it die with you on a mountain retreat in Idaho? Freedom was almost ignited through a fire on a mountain in Idaho--will you ones now drown it by your own centralized individualized cop-outs?? BE THANKFUL, SON, THAT GOD IS FAR MORE PERSISTENT THAN ARE YOU OF LITTLE FAITH AND PRECONCEIVED OPINIONS IN IGNORANCE OF VALID TRUTH! Dharma certainly has nothing but disappointment and harassment from her association with you, sir, so this message would not be her first choice of activities this day while packing to be evicted by that system you "promised" to change--"IF". What was the "if"?? That the people put you in office?? Does their failure resolve your responsibility? They did ALL THEY COULD DO! HAVE YOU FINISHED DOING ALL YOU CAN DO FOR THEM? Does your promise also end with election day--or simply switch it to some state called Idaho--what is miracle about "Idaho"?--it is as corrupted and unbalanced as any of the other "states" serving the U.N. Beast, including the other 49 U.S. cells.
You seek rest and a smaller role? Well, TOO BAD--you volunteered TO GOD to fill the shoes he asks that you fill--not Claudia's, not Gillespie's, not Esu's (Jesus), not Mullens--and not Hatonn's, much the less, Aton's. It is time you pull your head from your blind side and consider the alternatives--none of which include your REAL TASK AT HAND in your per-ception. YOU FAIL TO RECOGNIZE YOUR VERY GOD BEFORE YOU! YOU ARE LIKE THE OTHER BLIND SHEEP FOLLOWING THE LIARS AND PIPERS WHO TRAIN YOU IN "THEIR" OPINIONS OF "WHAT IS" AND "HOW IT OUGHT TO BE". THE TIME OF THE LORD IS AT HAND, COMMANDER, AND I RECOGNIZE NOW THE "MOST DECORATED" SOLDIER OF GREEN BERETS--WHERE IS THE HUMBLE AND LEAST DECORATED MAGNIFICENT SON OF GOD?? YOU RAVE A BROTHER WHO GAVE IT "ALL" RIGHT TO A CRUCIFIXION ON A CROSS OF BLOOD--AND YOU TURN FROM HIM INTO THE HALLS OF OTHER MEN'S OPINIONS AND EXCUSES.
I, JAMES, AM EXACTLY WHO I PRONOUNCE MYSELF TO BE; THE TIME IS AT HAND FOR THE LOSS OR SALVATION OF MANKIND AND YOU, SIR, STAND AT THE THRESHOLD OF LEAVING THE LEGACY OF THE DROPOUT OR LEADER OF THE RECLAMATION OF A CIVILIZATION. GOD WILL "ALLOW" EITHER. WOULD I BE IN YOUR SHOES? I HAVE BEEN IN YOUR SHOES! YOU ARE LIVING IN PURE HELL WITHIN YOUR CONFUSION AND AGONY--CAN YOU NOT TAKE UP HIS CROSS AND WALK WITH THE GOD YOU CLAIM TO SERVE SO THAT HIS WAY MIGHT BE EASIER "THIS TIME"?? YOU OFFERED, DO YOU NOW FAIL HIM?
Oh, sir, I see--"You have a plan"? DID IT EVER OCCUR THAT GOD HAS A PLAN ALSO?? BE YOURS BETTER?? I DOUBT IT BUT THEN, I LEAVE THOSE THINGS TO GOD--BUT HE WHO LIVES BY THE SWORD SHALL DIE BY THE SWORD--AND, IF DEATH BE THAT WHICH IS YOUR PURPOSE IN EXPERIENCE THEN I SUGGEST YOU CONTINUE WITH YOUR PLAN--GOD'S DOES NOT INCLUDE SUCH MEAGRE LIMITATIONS UPON SELF "OR" HIS WORTHY CREATIONS OF HIMSELF REFLECTED.
Do you actually "think" you have "time" for a trip through a governorship election (which will be the same old election rules foisted off on you now)? Do you think some "magic" will happen at Randy Weaver's trial? He is already pulled away by a vixen of confusion and evil intent--called physical love and desperation presenting itself as a flower which will poison his very legitimacy before the eyes of the citizens who would have laid forth their own lives instead, for his wife and child. Temptation comes in many forms and when all else fails--send in the clowns in the sleek, desirable presentation of whichever "sex" desired to hopefully fill a bit of loneliness. The adversary will never fail in catching EVERY advantage of each and EVERY pinpoint hole in your armor.
Furthermore, when you send away the very ones who tell you truth about self--in favor of those who bow and scrape and "guide you with the golden tongue" speaking words which please the ego senses--YOU SHALL NEVER FIND TRUTH AND RESPECT FOR SELF--ONCE RISEN TO THE HEIGHTS OF NEAR ACCOMPLISHMENT--THE MOMENT NEVER RETURNS SAVE IN MEMORY. BUT--THE MOMENT CAN BE SURPASSED IN GLORY IF THE PATH OF INTENT BE UNBLEMISHED AND THE JOURNEY CON-TINUED. WHY SHOULD GOD NOT SIMPLY GO FORTH INTO A TINY SPOT AND WAIT FOR YOU ONES TO PERISH IN THE DARKNESS OR AT THE FRONT OF A GUN?
WHY SHOULD GOD--AND WE OF HIS HOSTS--DO ANYTHING FURTHER FOR YOU? WHY DOES GOD SIMPLY NOT ABANDON YOU TO THE WOLVES AND "MOVE TO GATHER IN ONE REGION, OR IN ONE STATE WITHOUT BONDAGE". THERE WILL BE NO LACK OF BONDAGE FROM SUCH A MOVE! YOU KNOW IT AND I KNOW IT! THAT, SIR, REPRESENTS RUNNING FROM THE BATTLE!
Even Moses led his tiny group through a wilderness and, in the final accounting--was not allowed into the Promised Land! Could it be that Moses "misunderstood" his mission? Could it be that he listened to those about him and, in the ending--failed to follow that which GOD "REALLY" TOLD HIM TO DO? DID HISTORY MISJUDGE MOSES? PERHAPS--SO, WILL HISTORY MISJUDGE ONE JAMES GRITZ?? You can either leave a legacy which is unadulterable as with Esu, or you can leave the misperceptions and tamperings of facts to the adversary! The choice of expression is always left to the entity in point--THAT is the way of the Father. If ye bind thine own eyes--ye remain in darkness--and can never be given to see the LIGHT which might be shown unto you. As a "brother" I cherish you and my heart weeps for your confusion--as a "Father" I can only allow passage at whatever level of growth of soul is presented. As a "Commander" I desire to kick your ass, sir. It would certainly make my mission easier if you ones with the big mouths and big guns would keep your oath claimed made to Constitution, Nation AND MOST ESPECIALLY, TO GOD!
You could not be serving the adversary better IF YOU PLANNED deceit and full battle for the Established New World Order. I remind you, you are already accused by ones who even worked closely with you--OF BEING IN THE VERY SERVICE OF THE ESTABLISHMENT. IF THAT BE SO--THEN I SALUTE YOU FOR A JOB WELL DONE. IF THAT BE LIE--THEN I WOULD LIKE TO SALUTE YOU FOR CONFRONTING TRUTH AND LET'S GET ON WITH OUR JOB ACCORDING TO GOD'S PLAN(WHICH WILL ALSO BE ACCORDING TO THE CONSTITUTION). If you had a guidebook and trail-guide on locating your enemy in order to blow him away--and the enemy in point had opportunity to get your books--do you not think HE WOULD ALTER THEM TO SEND YOU DOWN THE "OTHER" PRIMROSE PATHWAY AND THEREBY ALLOW HIS WINNING OF THE WAR? Ponder this most closely--for THIS IS EXACTLY WHAT HAS HAPPENED TO YOUR GUIDEBOOKS WHICH WOULD DEFEAT SATANIC INTENT AND BRING YOU HOME TO GOD. Follow the "errors" and you are totally LOST. Continue in ignorance and you end up likewise lost. Deliberately continue in ignorance to salve ego and possible change of perception--AND YOU HAVE DELIBERATELY CHOSEN AGAINST GOD. "You are either for me or ye be against me," sayeth the Lord God. How will you recognize God, son? By his wishy-washy homage to every error YOU make? I suggest you reconsider your position. Whether or not you like of it NOW--you became a symbol of freedom, greatness and a wondrous role-model for the myriads of children who touched you. To bury your head unto the possibilities of God are without merit and there is no way--"to simply fade away". You made a choice--and it was a long time past--and now, you cannot "just walk away" without change of image unto self.
A man meets the challenge and squares himself with GOD--not a Freemason square--or even a Constitution. He merits the squareness with GOD or he measures worthy of nothing.
I believe that you, Bo, have been deprived of information sent to you. Moreover, there are several thousands of pages which you have failed to see or read and upon that failure have based incorrect assumptions. While you recite the "Bible" continually--how be it you refuse to hear God?
I ask for even the most brief recognition by "FAX" that you have received this communication--for my other crew are as human as you and when I ask their action--THEY have no other way to know the message is received.
I would ask you to "think" before you further call me names--for you will find me to be who I present myself to be--and I need no dealings with further embarrassment between Commanders. We are, because of our very being and the very "unknowing" of the moment of arrival, caused to work in a very human format and through human actions and conduits. I ask only that you go "into the garden alone" and tarry with me there--and our brethren on this same journey--i.e., the Christed brother--for I am not some "alien" from another planet bloodsucking the life from humans. I walk with God in the mansions of heaven within the infinite universal reaches of Creator. Sometimes
I AM that quiet VOICE WITHIN which only the heart and soul knows. Son, I AM that for which you wait and call out in your silent pleadings for response. I am that which can bring you beyond your most far-reaching thoughts and unto the Radiance. Every lamb needs of a shepherd for the lamb without his herd is often lost and floundering in the unknowing--this path of human experience is a veiled expression which allows a child of God to grow in a manner acceptable and worthy of oneness again with Creator--I am a shepherd and you have agreed to be God's shepherd on that place of manifestation that the flock might find its way home into freedom and be again a lamp to guide his magnificent creation called "Man".
God has waited upon you LONG--can you not have patience in your own eagerness--to wait upon HIM?
You can toss this aside and curse me--but in so-doing I suggest you consider that you just might be cursing the very God of Light you claim to serve! The adversary does all his work through the blind FOOLS WHO THINK THEY HAVE A HOLD ON TRUTH AND GOD! When you stop thinking in your limited sight, realize that there just might be something greater and higher than self in your own expression--then maybe, just maybe, YOU CAN HEAR GOD AGAIN.
You, Bo, asked me once if "..there is any 'real' church or religion?" I told you NO--only WITHIN. Stop excusing the manmade temple-keepers and HEAR God and you will have found your church and your temple--AND YOUR TRUTH. GOD WOULD NEVER LEAVE HIS LAMBS WITHOUT GUIDES--HE WOULD ALWAYS SEND THE HOSTS TO SHOW YOU DIRECTION AND REMIND YOU OF THAT TRUTH LONG SINCE TORN ASUNDER TO SERVE THE WOULD-BE KINGS OF MAN. JAMES, YOU ARE DESTINED FOR, GREATNESS IF YE SO CHOSE--BUT YOU WILL NOT BE ALLOWED TO PULL DOWN THAT WHICH IS THE PER-FECTION OF GOD--SHOULD YOU CHOOSE OF THE EARTHLY PATH ALREADY BINDING MAN AND KEEPING HIM FROM HIS ONENESS IN TRUTH WITH CRE-ATOR. GOD WILL NOT "SMITE" THEE FOR THINE CHOICES--BUT I PROMISE YOU--YOU WILL SMITE SELF FOR UNWISE CHOICES. DO YOU HOLD THE GLORY--OR THE SWORD? THE CHOICE IS YOURS.
So be it, Commander, the choosing time is at hand. I salute you as a brother--but I bend not one iota from the Truth nor the passage of God nor from my own Command within this mission of and "with" God. Perhaps it is time to come to confrontation with ME (after, I suggest, you get informed) and stop piddling around in the perceptions of every "Tom, Dick and Harry" who spittles foolishness. Perhaps you think Brent Scowcroft, or any man you can think of, can show you the way better?? I suggest you give that second thought! I see nothing so far save ignorance and, at the least, confusion! There is no confusion within the path of God--the confusion is from the interpretations set forth BY MAN of what he THINKS God means. God is explicit and means exactly that which he has given--implicitness is a conjuring of "man". The Constitution is not either "perfection" for it is also set forth by imperfect "man". Now, I ask that you think most carefully--IF THE CONSTITUTION CAN BE SO CHANGED, ACTUALLY DELETED IN PORTIONS, MISINTERPRETED AND FINALLY, STOLEN AND BURIED--WHAT MAKES YOU THINK THE TAMPERING OF THE ADVERSARY WOULD LEAVE ALONE THE VERY BIBLES WHICH WOULD MEAN HIS DESTRUCTION???? GO CHECK THE BOOKSTORES AND SEE HOW MANY VERSIONS THERE ARE ON EVEN YOUR OWN "CHRISTIAN" BIBLE. IF YOU HOLD IGNORANCE AS YOUR DELIBERATELY CHOSEN SHIELD--EXPECT TO GET SLAIN! PONDER IT.
Dharma, I am sorry chela, to add to the load placed upon you by taking this time this day--however, scribe, it matters greatly, our own thrust, by the decisions being formed within the being of one who "claimed' to have given commitment to serve God and nation and now is pondering serving only self and those surrounding him. This mission is not easy—just SIMPLE. I know that your own wounds are bleeding, child, but that too, is a portion of our journey in unfoldment. I hear your cry to be relieved of this "cup" and let it pass from you but as with all commitments--the "cup" which is presented is the one you get at the moment--tis you who will decide which "brew" is taken from the cup. You serve well, scribe, as thine own label is lost to history of Earth--but the spirit within God is glory within HIS places if ye be but given to SEE. Does this wipe away the sadness and difficult results of decisions? NO--but note, child, that the decisions no longer bring confusion as you chose the path of God each time and leave the rest to HIM.
Your world is again completely taken by the "Pharisees' and it has been so subtle in the conniving charades that the children of God of Light have failed to see the insipid and insidious oozing away of all things Lighted and Godly. The burden must be borne long enough, children, that another can grow enough to take a portion and share of it. You will not be given more than ye can bear nor for longer than you can carry it--nor, can you do FOR another for each journey is between that other "self" and "GOD". We are but the messengers and that, after all, is quite enough for the Father can take the rest.
'aton' to clear--may the voice of God in YOUR wilderness be heard above the call of the "wild" in your physical expression.
REC #1 HATONN
SUN., JAN. 17, 1993 9:23 A.M. YEAR 6, DAY 154
SUNDAY, JANUARY 17, 1993,
CALL IT WHAT IT IS!
Some of your "Patriot Groups" (and no, we are not a group at all--affiliated with no-one save GOD!) could not have served you worse had they simply claimed to be TRAITORS in the first place--this includes MOST of your evangelical rapture-rousers AND self-proclaimed "saviors" who have spoken out of proper sequence by accident or deliberateness. It is MOSTLY IN IGNORANCE that ones fall prey to the enemy's tricks and not through malice. Unfortunately damage is done either way and credibility is lost and, likewise, otherwise good workers are discredited in the package deal. "Hope" always, students--but "MAKE" the reality. Truth will always be reasonable in its validity and possibilities. This does not mean that God will not allow and present incredible presentments for your needs--but He will never present them in such manner as to destroy rather than build toward your ability to utilize them properly. Much damage and set-back has been accomplished through overt prattling--that, too, by intent or ignorance is not the point. I pray that you did not respond to the desire for names and addresses--for you will have ended up on the listings of the very ones who have set you up--this goes doubly so for the Perot group! Do you have to make a stand? Yes--but you do not need serve up your own head on a silver-platter as was required of John the Baptist.
Let us just assume that "nothing" to help you shall come from any magnificently magical source. In that event you won't sit waiting for some golden spoon to come down and feed you--you will get busy and do something for selves.
In that vein, today, I am going to simply write a brief statement about this edition of the paper and it can all go from that point on its own. My scribe is still facing a contempt of federal court order and the opposition is pushing for punitive damages for something she had absolutely NOTHING with which to do. My urging is that America West settle its accounts with any and all distributing companies before this dust settles. I also repeat: I do not give lies and half-truths and, further, it is invidious to me that my publisher would state such. So be it, but we must allow time for attending the various court cases of which there are now at least three going on simultaneously. Thank you, readers, for the blessed support shown to Dharma and E.J. as well as the LIBERATOR crew. THE PAPER WILL GO OUT ONE WAY OR ANOTHER! SO SHALL THE JOURNALS BUT WE SHALL HAVE TO SEE IF AMERICA WEST WISHES TO CONTINUE IN THE PRESS. We will have to rely even more heavily on you readers and subscribers but you have proven that you wish the resource and will allow continued printing of the material. The JOURNALS are camera ready when they leave this place so it is only a matter of finding a reasonable "press" to print them. We already have several asking for the job so I believe we would simply have to get ISBN numbers so that the public can find reference at book-sellers, etc. We shall have to wait until we are contacted (I suppose) by Mr. Green's attorney. Mr. Green stated to a worker here that he would not speak with Mr. Ekker except through his attorney--it is difficult to understand how these misunderstandings can become so unyielding but THIS IS THE TIME OF THE HARDEST ASSAULTS ON PATRIOTS AND GODLY PEOPLE OF ALL TIME AND HISTORY. I am asking Mr. Martin to reevaluate his decision to close completely his Tehachapi Distributing company and/or locate (or relocate) another possible distributor in Nevada--preferably Las Vegas, so that business can continue to be handled through Nevada without interruption. We will effort to keep all of you current as we move along here for there is a JOURNAL ready to be sent to press this very day. We have been ignored in our request for an ISBN number as routinely assigned so will hold a day or so until this is resolved or handled as a totally separate operation.
I have to tell you that in the assault upon the PLEIADES CONNECTION series the opposing head of the University of Science and Philosophy AND the representing attorney in Fresno--at the Federal Court--wanted the entire collection of books and originals buried at "a" major dump--but preferably incinerated (burned), with required witnesses! The volumes were, how-ever, delivered by driver via instructions of Mr. Martin, to the Fresno Federal Court Judge where they will be housed until this is settled. We knew it would be ugly and difficult but we had no notion that it would be this difficult from our own "side". Or, did we? So be it.
JACK McLAMB--POLICE ACTION, ETC.
In this at end of this chapter you will find reprinted, a copy of an edition of Aid & Abet. It will be interesting enough in its own right--but I urge you, if you are not on the regular mailing list for tapes, that you get the two tapes made by Mr. McLamb regarding himself and his program under way. They are so important that I have asked THE WORD (See TAPES ordering info at end of this JOURNAL) to make sure all subscribers to the regular tapes get copies so that you can understand the seriousness of the efforts and WHO this man is. I would further ask that the cases referenced in the article be made available for immediate use and recall with the Constitutional Law Center--citizens must have some recourse while inroads in education regarding the Constitution are made to enforcement teams.
Some local police departments will allow Vampire Killer 2000 to be left at headquarters--most will NOT. So far ALL Sheriff's Departments from which there have been reports--WILL NOT ALLOW IT IN THE BUILDING AS "ALL MATERIAL MUST BE APPROVED BY COMMAND HEADQUARTERS". The state highway patrol headquarters will not allow ANY material to be read by enforcement officers except that which is picked and approved by State Headquarters and the "National Network" of "highway patrol" central. That means "national".
I would ask, further, E.J., that the information from Mr. Wallace of Neo-Tech be pointed out to the CLC for attention. The Neo-Tech thrust is totally humanistic in its approach but the methods work none-the-less. You have a lot to cover and "do" on that "human" level and you need all the help you can get in calling up protective laws. You MUST utilize the system at hand for you cannot simply WAR against it--look at what is happening to Iraq: YOU CANNOT WIN AGAINST THE WORLD AS IT IS STRUCTURED, SO YOU MUST BUILD UP THROUGH IT WITHIN THE PATHS YET ALLOWED--DON'T GET "THROWN OUT" BEFORE YOU CAN EVEN HAVE YOUR ATTORNEY RECOGNIZED. Note that even if it is perceived that Saddam is "backing down"--the news arrangers are finding it hard to hide facts about the aggression of the U.S. in deliberate incident following incident. You must be heard when and where you can.
COMMANDER JAMES "BO" GRITZ
We, along with other papers, have given you about as negative outlay of information, from adversaries of Gritz, as can be found anywhere this day. You have seen what the "Commander" has done--and you can see what those split-tongued writers and "claimers" have done--which will it be, America?
Everyone seems to have forgotten, also, that when I suggested you vote for Perot in order to "overwhelm" the "fixed" election system--I ALSO SAID TO START CAMPAIGNING FOR BO ON THE FIFTH OF NOVEMBER FOR THE NEXT ELECTION. The campaign fell into disarray and confusion as ones attacked and rebuked, worked from false assumptions and typically fell to the Adversary's sickle. Your "leader" did not cop-out on ANY ONE--I hope you can say the same about selves. I am herein going to point out that one of the most evil intents came in the form of that blackmail article written by J. B. Campbell and pushed by many of the so-called "religious" rags. Yes indeed, we published it also--and I asked you to ponder it, think carefully upon it and consider possibilities. Bo Gritz is a "man"--what expect ye--God?
We got many copies from all over your nation--of that article put to press and as a "paper" we will always run both sides, negatives and positives of EVERY INCIDENT, as is possible--for YOU-THE-PEOPLE must learn to discern the "man" and judge the actions.
Commander Gritz did not leave his post. At the time of election he was sick! He had blanketed the nation without even so much as recognition or mention in any media. He mostly "flew" his own plane to save time and expenses. He is now accused by former campaign workers of getting a new plane, vacations, etc., from ALL THE CAMPAIGN FUNDS--WHAT FUNDS? I, Hatonn, personally had to prevent the plane from running in an instance or so because it needed work and the enemy was waiting to crash him to get rid of him. Does this sound like a "vacation" at your expense?? He had to attend Idaho and Weaver, Oregon and Campbell (Maynard)--he even had to attend "here" and was sick at the time the SWAT teams were around the Ekker's dwelling and I see that he was not notified as claimed, in any event.
Does anyone remember the POW/MIA hearings wherein the Bushwhackers sold out the POWs forever? Well, you will never find it in the Congressional "bound" report which was released--but Col. Gritz was ordered by Sen. Kerry (POW/MIA Committee Chairman) to deposition in Virginia on November 23, 1992! The testimony has been marked "security hold" and no report and certainly no media mention or C-SPAN hoopla was allowed. Well, GOD will help when and where He will and AS He will--when intent of petition is toward HIS service. Herein you will find the orders to confirm the deposition AND a copy of the Colonel's statement at the deposition.
We were presented with a copy from another source--which the Colonel has since acknowledged and has written to us personally regarding same and shared his intent and activities. We will first print the latter (an informative fax, immediately following this writing) and then in full, the statement, under oath, at deposition. Your willing leader has not abandoned you--have you abandoned him? I know that you have NOT--for you have waited patiently while new directions are formulated and many, many of you ask constantly, "What shall we do"? I will tell you readers here and now (although all things with each entity are subject to change with the will of the entity) that this is a “chosen” man for the leadership of the reclamation of your national status under the Constitution--if it can be done, for he will listen to GOD and be given to SEE possibilities of action. E.T.s and Colonels?? God perish the silly thought. "If" there are "goodly and Godly E.T.s", he will utilize the help--if not, so be it. But, you see, WE COME IN THE SERVICE OF HOLY GOD, OUR FATHER. I am simply a "HOST" in HIS command--therefore we serve the SAME COMMANDER. You who do not wish to recognize me--it matters not, for soon enough you will begin to see that which God is sending unto you via US. That which will grant you ability to make this crossing is being, now, given into your use--IF YOU RECOGNIZE IT WHEN PRESENTED. However, if the NEW WORLD ORDER is stopped and your nation reclaimed--YOU WILL DO IT! We will show you the way and remind you of "how to do it" and help you see and hear. BUT YOU MUST NOT ALLOW A CONSTITUTIONAL CONVENTION BY ANY MEANS NECESSARY--FOR IF THE CONVENTION WOULD BE HELD--YOUR CONSTITUTION WOULD BE LAWFULLY KILLED--DEAD. IT IS NOT USED BY YOUR GOVERNMENT NOW--BUT BY UNLAWFUL MEASURES IT HAS BEEN ABANDONED. And please be reminded, Mr. Perot has declared himself in favor of a CONSTITUTIONAL CONVENTION at the earliest--and he will be pushing for this in his "electronic town halls".
As you read this edition of this paper--pray for guidance and possibilities and HE WILL HEAR. Then you must come into a unified brotherhood--not flippant and overtouted "patriot" groups. There is NO "group" at all in this place--and "patriot groups" are the dead-aim targets for the very ones who will destroy you. Just the word "patriot" and "Constitutional rights" triggers violence in the enforcement teams--LISTEN TO THE TAPES BY McLAMB! You MUST play this game BETTER than your enemy or you-cannot prevail.
God blesses you and know that with the intent toward FREEDOM and righteous reclamation of that which has been stolen from you--YOU CAN PREVAIL AND THAT PROVERBIAL "FORCE" IS WITH YOU! I HAVE PLEDGED THE FULL SUPPORT OF MY COMMAND AND GROUND CREW TO JAMES GRITZ AND I WOULD HOPE THAT YOU WILL WISH TO COME ABOARD, AT LEAST LONG ENOUGH TO SEE IF TRUTH AND LIGHT RESIDE WITHIN--ALL CAN BE CHANGED WITHIN ANY PLAN IF CIRCUMSTANCES OR INTENT CHANGE AND FLOW IN THE WRONG DIRECTION--BUT YOU NEED STRENGTH IF YOU ARE TO DO THIS JOB SO LET US MOVE FROM THE POINT WHEREIN LIES THAT STRENGTH IN GREATER MEASURE AND TAKE ONE STEP AT A TIME. GOD CAN SEE THE ROAD AHEAD AND SEND THE WARNING SIGNALS IN TIME TO CORRECT THE COURSE. REMAIN INFORMED, BE CAUTIOUS AND ALWAYS QUESTION IN ORDER TO GET INFORMATION--BUT YOU MUST "ACT" OR NOTHING SHALL BE AC-COMPLISHED! THE LIBERATOR WILL NEVER REPRESENT "A GROUP"--IT REPRESENTS THE "VOICE" OF THE PEOPLE TOWARD LIBERATION. WE WILL AFFILIATE OUR CREW WITH NO DESIGNATED "GROUP" BUT WILL SUPPORT ANY AND ALL FREEDOM SEEKERS AND GOD INTENTIONED ENTITIES. YOU CAN ONLY-BEAT "EVIL" IN ONE WAY--BECOME "GODLY"! SO BE IT. TRUTH WILL SET YOU FREE--BUT YOU MUST "KNOW" WHAT IS THAT TRUTH!
I ask that you give special and full attention to this edition of this LIBERATOR. Please do not "skim" or "skip" for your circumstances are far too critical to handle your very existence in such "overview" inattention. Thank you.
BO GRITZ'S FAX OF 1/93
(Editor's note: In this chapter we are running two special documents that, each in their own way, challenge us to bring this once great country back under our God-given Constitution. One is the powerful and insightful POW/MIA testimony of Col. James "Bo" Gritz that is conveniently "missing" from Senator John Kerry's official Select Committee On POW/MIA Affairs final bound Report. We think you'll be able to figure out WHY this most decorated Vietnam War veteran's testimony had to be "missing" after reading his courageous and detailed outlay of The Truth.
Two is the reprinting of a special issue of distinguished, retired Police Officer Jack McLamb's Aid & Abet Newsletter covering Constitutional issues for Law Enforcement professionals. The "simple" matter of examining our motor vehicle rights and privileges gets instantly right back to our Constitution and some thorny matters of conscience for those sworn to uphold that special document.
As Commander Hatonn implores below, please don't just skim this PHOENIX JOURNAL. Much that we take for granted in this country is rapidly eroding away and will end in disaster if ignorance of The Truth is allowed to take any stronger a hold on the majority of our citizenry. Please do your part, as a concerned citizen, to get informed and spread THE TRUTH)!
ACKNOWLEDGE UR 13 JAN. COMMUNICATION
I understand you have a copy of my Senate POW statement. You probably won't find it included as part of the Committee Report, but every word is true and sworn to. In the book, Called To Serve, I wrote something that many people found confusing: Time doesn't change history, people do". It is a fact that Americans were left to die in the hands of our enemies. Political pukes have been trying to change that fact since 1973. I pray those responsible will someday balance the scales of justice. I will continue to seek the security of my brothers until the doors lock me out. I am sad to believe that they are rapidly closing.
I would rather have my mouth tied around the exhaust pipe of a bus and be dragged all the way from Sandy Valley to Washington. D.C. than ever enter another political arena. I hate politics and politicians! But, I am convinced that people must have a choice. I don't want there to be a single American with justification to look into an empty sky and wail, "Why, God, did You bring this terrible tyranny down upon us"? We will deserve everything we either stand or fall for. I don't like it and I don't know why, but if we can't find a single patriot, or politician in Idaho willing to represent the Constitution without compromise in the 1994, I will! I pray that God will relieve me of the task, but people must be able to choose their destiny whether it be as slaves or sovereigns. If the citizens of Idaho would live free elect someone into the Governor's Office who would mobilize if necessary and secure the state against the rising tide of globalism, maybe voters in other states would follow suit. If not, so be it.
Until that decision must be made, I am pressing forward with a series of seminars, I call SPIKE Training. I have called three members of my "Mission Impossible Force" back into service for this purpose. I plan to run 10 phases everywhere in this nation that people love Liberty enough to defend it. Each phase will consist of four two-hour classes. There will be Self Defense, General Quarters Readiness, Combat Medicine and Special Purpose stations. Dick Clark, 26 year LAPD combatives chief instructor; Navy Seal, Scott Weekly (Doctor Death) and Airborne Ranger, Gary Goldman will act as principal instructors. We will cover every essential subject from lock picking to defensive driving. By the time our SPIKE students have completed the 10 phases they will be more than prepared to hold things together during perilous times. Additionally, we have identified and acquired all the best equipment at wholesale. SPIKE leaders will be able to purchase necessary tools at savings that will pay for their training many times over. Classes will be limited so that everyone gets personal attention. Politics-- I don't know, but SPIKE, I do!
The SPIKE training will become part of a program we call SAVING AMERICA. It is designed to do what "United We Stand" should, but won't. Funds will be raised through the sale of "Made in USA" products. The profits will allow local chapters to identify and support Constitutional candidates for offices at all levels. This means replacing sheriffs who won't keep the populace safe from Federal intrusion; mayor, city council, commissioners, assembly, representatives, senators, and governors. I don't know whether or not we can SAVE AMERICA, but people who complete SPIKE training will be well prepared to save their own. We haven't started advertising yet, but already we are booked into Utah, Idaho and Oregon for SPIKE training and SA sessions.
Have you noticed how the really weak and ignorant only attack the brave from the back and then flee into obscurity--until another sneak, without risk of identification or confrontation, opens up? Is it wrong for me to despise those cowards who distort Truth through the safety of publication without identifying themselves? Yellowbellies using your publication and un-signed circulars continue their malicious efforts to separate me from the patriot movement. They distort information supplied by me to make it appear that I am a public enemy. For example, you carried a lengthy "quote" from an unidentified source who stated that I was wearing a body wire the entire time I was briefing the vigil and media during the Weaver siege. Absolute crap! What anal orifice the author must be. Why didn't anyone bother to ask me? I was the one who told the crowd the FBI required me to carry a bug. It was the only way they would let me go into the cabin and out of their vision. It was either that, or they would have removed me from the hill and dealt with Weaver in their own way. I had a calling. It wasn't from Washington, D.C. I was called by God to get Weavers out safely. The wire came off as soon as I came back out in the open. Nothing was said that would prejudice Weaver. Conversely, I made certain the conversation was favorable. I believe we converted many of the FBI who will never again assault a family.
Your deceivers say that the "citizens arrest" was a cover to make it look like I wasn't a CIA/FBI spy. BULL! Where were they when there was blood on the mountain? They say I was insensitive in the way I disclosed Vicki's death. I was the one who came down and revealed the fact that she had been shot! You bet I was worried about crowd reaction. There were problems enough with three dead and two wounded without having a bloodbath at the police line. I told the truth: Vicki was dead, Kevin hurt, Randall healed and the girls OK. What would you have said and done? The BS experts you give ink to say that my Las Vegas trial was phony--let them be indicted and under pre-trial supervision for two years! You bet, the Nevada U.S. Attorney had no jurisdiction to charge me. It should have been LA, but the California U.S. prosecutor had already refused to charge me. The only way the feds could try and jail me, having failed to get indictments in Oklahoma and California, was through Maddox and his two-year maneuver. READ THE COURT RECORD: I WAS ACQUITTED BY THE JURY! THE JUDGE, PHILIP PRO SAID: "WHILE YOU ARE ACQUITTED, YOU ARE NOT EXONERATED". That is when I got up to speak and he slammed down the gavel with, "You will not say one word in my court room!" When the court room cleared and I went to the elevator, two female jurors came to me and said, "Bo you were in our prayers every day!" Two men approached me who were on the jury and said, "Colonel, you go get 'em!"
There is something I didn't tell the media nor the crowd at Ruby Creek. Sunday night as I came down, having carried Vicki's body out and helped Kevin Harris to safety, Gene Glenn told me that FBI intelligence had uncovered an assassination plot to shoot me as I came through the police line that night. He said the skinheads had moved the women and children away from the entrance and planned to gun me down as I walked out. Glenn said it was a highly reliable report and that I could either stay with the FBI in the headquarters camp, or they would move me by secure means wherever I wanted to go. I asked the major in charge of the Idaho State Police if he would send a unit to check with the Swiss owner of the place we were staying. He refused, saying, "It's too dangerous. I won't expose my men under these circumstances." I asked if he would just send a car to drive by and see if things looked normal. He would not. His wimpy attitude made me so mad that I stormed down the hill and into the crowd alone. Obviously, if anyone did shoot at me, they missed! Many people were mad that the Weavers didn't end up as charred remains. They wanted martyrs to fuel their already foaming hatred of others.
Having seen some of their trash you've elected to print, I can understand why police harbor brutal attitudes against the patriot movement. They are conditioned by a few real scumbags to believe that Constitutional people are all garbage. LET IT BE CLEAR THAT I DON'T CARE WHAT YOUR COLOR, CREED, SEX, AGE, MARITAL STATUS, HEIGHT, WEIGHT, EDUCATION, EYE OR HAIR COLOR, GENEALOGY, PLACE AND DATE OF BIRTH, ET AL IS: IF YOU ARE AN AMERICAN AND YOU WANT TO LIVE FREE, I AM YOUR BROTHER! I know black people that not one of the white detractors I've met could measure up to. Loh Theraphant was born in Hanoi, yet to me and the LAZARUS Team, no finer human being ever walked the Earth. I've served in every quadrant of the globe. I've been privileged to know and work with super people of all colors and creeds, shapes and sizes. I JUDGE A PERSON BY THEIR ACTION AND INTENT. I THINK IT IS VILE FOR ANYONE TO JUDGE GENERICALLY. I AM FOR ALL TRUE AMERICANS. I AM AGAINST ANY WHO WOULD DENY ANOTHER AMERICAN EQUALITY WHO HAD NO MALICE. I don't believe ALL Jews are bad just like I know all Anglo-Christians aren't good!
Let's get a few other minor dents straightened out: I was raised in pentecostal churches--not Mormon. My family joined the LDS Church in 1984. Until then I had little idea what Mormons believed in or practiced. Before you continue running fabrications in your publication, I suggest you read in context the book, Called To Serve, it is an accurate account of major events in my life. Call Lamond Mills (Las Vegas) if you doubt that Perot was willing to testify at my trial. The entire mention of George Brooks and extorted POW money is a lie! Your writer knows absolutely nothing about Special Operations Detachments B-52 or B-36. In my book I disdain the CIA assassins that operated not in these cross-border units, but the Phoenix Program.
It is amazing to me how people who have not one second experience in Special Forces suddenly become overnight experts. READ THE BOOK TO FIND OUT ABOUT SPECIAL FORCES!
I pray that I will not lose faith with the real people of our nation just because of the excrement that spoils the appearance of our movement.
Unity--Someday. I support you in as much as you present the Truth without compromise. There is enough smoke and mirrors in the establishment media and throughout the patriot movement. I hope all that you cause to be printed will be in the interest of accuracy. God Be with You in moments of genuine gallantry.
-- (signed) Bo
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(Editor's note: Now read Bo's powerful POW/MIA statement, starting next page, and then Jack McLamb's report.)
JAMES GRITZ POW INVOLVEMENT
THIS STATEMENT WAS PREPARED BY BO GRITZ FOR PRESENTATION ON 23 NOVEMBER 1992 BEFORE THE U.S. SENATE SELECT COMMITTEE ON POW/MIA AFFAIRS DEPOSITION STAFF AND IS TO BE OFFERED INTO THE OFFICIAL RECORD. THE TEXT OF THIS DOCUMENT IS THE TRUTH, SO HELP ME GOD, AS I KNOW IT TO BE: ATTESTED TO BY MY SIGNATURE ON THE 22nd PAGE THIS 23rd DAY OF NOVEMBER 1992 IN THE CITY OF SPRINGFIELD, VA. [See end of chapter for Senate Deposition Notice.]
I have outlined my involvement in POW/MIA matters in the 22 pages that follow using operation (OPN) titles to separate events and times. It is my studied opinion over the past 12 years that responsible officials within the Executive Branch of the U.S. Government (USG) knowingly abandoned U.S. Prisoners of War (POW) held by Communist powers as a result of World War I, World War II, Korea, and Southeast Asia. I believe that presidents up through and including George Bush have known that Americans were left alive and, in violation of law, these high officials and certain of their appointed subordinates have continued and perpetrated a cover up of this reality. I believe certain members of the U.S. Congress have aided in the oppression and diversion of critical information that could have revealed a fullness of truth long ago.
I am convinced there exists a mindset in most USG offices that everything possible must be done to discredit the living POW movement and those that support it.
It may not be economically or politically expedient for the USG to deal with the POW issue in real terms, but I am certain it is right. It may provide excellent photo opportunities, but it is my view that for U.S. officials to look interested posing with Communist officials before stacks of old uniforms and equipment is an insult to the heros who once were a part of it. The fact is that the Communists in Laos, for whatever and all the reasons, did not return our POWs! The fact is that the Vietnamese held Americans after 1973. The fact is that Americans were sent to Russia that have not been returned. "Accounting" is a term used in reference to things, like boots, helmets, pistols, et al. Our POW/MIAs should be returned! STOP THE BUSHLIP AND GET TO THE HEART OF THE MATTER - HERE AND THERE!
I was asked in October 1978 by the Deputy Director, Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA), Lt. Gen. Harold R. Aaron, to go in search of U.S. prisoners of war thought to still be held against their will by Communists in Southeast Asia. At the time, I was assigned to the U.S. Army Element, Office of the Secretary of Defense, as a Chief of Congressional Relations (DSAA). I retired from active duty in February 1979 for the specific purpose of resolving this political dispute.
General Eugene Tighe, Director, DIA, requested H. Ross Perot sponsor a private effort to determine whether or not any U.S. POWs were left alive. Perot called me to his EDS, Dallas office in April 1979. He instructed me accordingly: "I want you to go over there and see everyone you have to see, do all the things you need to do. You come back and tell me there aren't any American prisoners left alive. I don't believe it and I'm not interested in bones". Col. Arthur D. "Bull" Simons was there. In contrast to Perot, he told me: "I'm going to plan the operation and you're going to execute it".
I left for Asia immediately. Bull Simons died while I was away.
I went overseas hoping to prove that all our POWs were home. I came back convinced that they were still alive. Everywhere I went in Asia, people I knew who were actively engaged in intelligence operations were certain we had failed to bring them out. Col. Frank Collins was one of the most convincing. He was the senior Defense Attaché. Frank said that he consolidated reports from the entire East Asia region. He was positive American POWs had been abandoned. He offered Nguyen Giang as one example. Giang was in a refugee camp, having escaped from Vietnam. He said he was with 49 American POWs only months before. Two of the POWs had died. Giang buried them. The others were still alive at the time of his escape. The Americans were being held at Tan Lop, a camp near the Red River, north of Hanoi.
I reported the results to Perot and recommended that we make Giang available for interrogation by electronic and chemical means for verification of his claim. Perot telephoned Gen. Tighe and requested that Tighe bring Giang to the USA. Tighe wrote a memo to Secretary of Defense Harold Brown making the request. Brown forwarded the recommendation to Secretary of State Cyrus Vance. A month later, Vance wrote a note to Brown turning down the appeal. These documents have since been denied by the Executive Branch, but they were written and I have copies. I returned to SEA for more convincing evidence. Patrols were launched into Laos to suspected POW holding areas using forces loyal to Gen.Vang Pao (CIA mercenary chief Military Region II--Laos during the war). One of the units returned with a positive sighting of 30 U.S. POWs at Nhommarath, Laos. Satellite photography confirmed "30 non-Asians by measurable shadow" and a figure 52 made in the ground to be visible by air. The Nhommarath report became Top Secret--Special Intelligence! Admiral Jerry 0. Tuttle told me that he briefed President-elect Reagan on the finding in the West wing of the White House in January 1981. The information was so sensitive I was told by Tuttle "never to even say the word Nhommarath!"
OPN VELVET HAMMER
I formed a pilot team in Florida to begin initial planning for a possible private sector rescue effort. I had maintained liaison with Ann Mills Griffith who was director of the League of Families since my first trip to Southeast Asia when it appeared POWs were still there. Ann made two trips to our base. I had been told by Admiral Tuttle in his Pentagon office to stand down. He stated, "President Reagan is excited and intends to make the rescue-using Delta Force". I questioned the acceptable risk of the new president invading Laos in the wake of the Iran raid and criticism of Russia in Afghanistan. I used the planes being turned around during the Bay of Pigs as an example. Tuttle assured me, "The planes will not be turned around in this case"! Still I was concerned that politics would get between us and our POWs.
Ann brought George Brooks with her to the Overstreet Ranch where we had assembled those asked to be part of Velvet Hammer. Brooks offered to write a check for $20,000 to help keep the effort together. Gordon Wilson, my executive officer, handled all funding. I didn't feel right about accepting money from a "Family" member, but George was insistent. As I recall he arranged through Gordon to make the check payable to the Special Forces Association. The time soon came at the termination OPN GRAND EAGLE when Ann, with George always faithful, would become adverse to those who support the "living POW movement". This was because things didn't go Ann's way. They have been acutely critical of my operations and George has even said that I asked him for $250,000 to bring his son home. That is a total lie and absolute fabrication. George knew perfectly well from information given to him by Ann that Velvet Hammer was oriented only towards Nhommarath and we had no idea who might be there. Col. Earl Hopper, former director of the League, can verify the truth. Both Hopper and I questioned Brooks at the Crystal City Stouffer Hotel concerning the money Brooks had donated. Brooks clearly said he had no problem with Gordon's accountability. I state for the record that I have never sought funds from any POW family, nor led them to believe in any way that we were going on a mission to rescue their specific missing loved one.
We held the team together for as long as possible and then sent all except the most critical personnel home. Gordon told me that Brooks even helped with the transportation. I went to Ft. Bragg and learned that Delta was indeed gearing up for the rescue. Still I was concerned the Reagan staff would not be willing to take the risk of sending an official military force into Laos. The Thais wouldn't actively support such an overt launch so the heliborne force would have to infiltrate using a high risk corridor across Vietnam. I wrote a Top Secret memo to President Reagan outlining a private sector alternative. The message was delivered to National Security Advisor Richard Allen on 30 March 1981, the day President Reagan was shot! I was told that Haig was outraged that such an option existed. I was warned by Tuttle to watch out for a witch hunt and protect my sources. Tuttle said he was recommending to Lt. Gen. Philip Gast, JCS Operations chief, that I be brought back on active duty for the operation.
I sent what remained of Velvet Hammer personnel home. Admiral Tuttle called me at my Los Angeles home on May 20th and said that the next day's Washington Post would carry a front page story stating that CIA mercenaries were sent into Laos looking for POWs, but found none. The planes had been turned around!
OPN GRAND EAGLE
Next, I was contacted by Jerry King, officer in charge of the Intelligence Support Activity. Even the initials "ISA" were classified because Congress knew nothing of the organization which was headquartered in Arlington Hall under the code letters "TCA". King wanted to continue Velvet Hammer under the new designation, Grand Eagle. I was to establish a network throughout Asia to gather information. Part of the operation was to focus on photographing POWs in captivity using ground units. I met with Gen. Vang Pao in LA and arranged to use Col. Soubane's troops. A four man training team was assembled in October to prepare the ground recon units for launch in December. Former Special Forces Master Sergeant J.D. Bath was the training team leader. Scott Barnes was an unfortunate add on!
Barnes identified himself as a close personal friend of Gen. Vang Pao. Barnes said he had worked in the Army Security Agency during the Vietnam war and had met Vang Pao at a special forces camp. Barnes was present, but aside during the Vang Pao meeting. I had no reason to doubt Barnes. He had no operational talent, but said that Vang Pao wanted him to go along to monitor our relations with Soubane. The general's letter to Soubane instructed him to provide men for operational cost only, but Soubane was prone toward profit taking. It made sense that Vang Pao might want someone he trusted to oversee the operation. ISA said "NO". Their records check found him to be a flake who was dropped from military service as "unsuitable". I protested since Barnes would have no operational responsibilities. They relented--I'm sorry to say.
Bill Macris (MI specialist) punched Barnes in the nose one week into the field mission. Barnes was returned immediately to the States. He did not go into Laos. He did not photograph POWs. None of these claims came up until long after the mission was over. What Barnes did tell Rob Ostrow of the L.A. Times was that I had sent him with Ed Wilson to Thailand to train for an assassination of President Reagan!
I was slated to go into Laos to photograph American POWs in December 1981. Instead, Jerry King put the mission on hold and called me to D.C. Admiral Alan Paulson had replaced Jerry Tuttle. A bureaucratic tug-o-war developed. King told me that Paulson was trying to pull in ISA's POW authority. Paulson was complaining that I had "too much visibility" to be a principal field agent. King said that Paulson suggested that I function within in the agency as a staff assistant. House Foreign Affairs, POW subcommittee Chairman Robert Dornan had called a hearing to question both Paulson and CIA deputy, Admiral Bobby Ray Inman about inner-agency problems in POW field operations. I was asked to meet with Admiral Inman. There was conflict over who had final POW operational control. King said that DIA was only a coordinating agency--not an approving authority. Inman said he would contact me before Christmas with a decision. King called on 4 January to say that "Grand Eagle was to be put on the shelf as if it never existed. Too many bureaucrats in Washington didn't want to see live Americans returned". King said he was empowered to have me returned to active military status as his deputy.
Ann Griffith called. She said Admiral Paulson wanted to continue Grand Eagle under his auspices and that he would soon be contacting me. Ann was very excited. Jerry King telephoned warning me about Paulson. King stated that Paulson only intended to completely dismantle the net so that no future operations would be possible. King indicated further covert support. Paulson was angry when I turned down his proposal. He contacted J.D. Bath and told him I had gone crazy and wouldn't cooperate with ongoing efforts. He convinced J.D. to meet with DIA rep Pat Hirt and divulge what he knew of our operation. Ann Mills was furious. I didn't feel it appropriate to share with her all that had happened between Paulson, King, Inman and myself. From that moment forward, Ann became critical of all I did. Let there be no doubt--Ann Mills has full access to DIA POW data.
Using the assets and resources already in place, I prepared to launch Operation Lazarus. Fred O'Green, CEO Litton Industries, was supporting the mission with night vision and nuclear fire control communications devices. He informed me that continuation of the mission was meeting resistance in the Pentagon. I acknowledged problems with Paulson. O'Green confirmed that Paulson was the choke point. I asked, "Is the mission on or off?" O'Green said he would confirm things on his end and let me know. The next day I received word that we had a green light.
We spent from August 1982 until November overseas setting up the operation within Thailand. I had 10 potential targets from ISA/CIA to check for POW presence. It was important to define which of three Lao resistance groups had the highest potential for mission success. We worked with Phoumi Nosavan, Vang Pao and Kong Le organizations. Gordon Wilson briefed President Reagan on the operation in the Santa Barbara White House. Gordon coordinated through the U.S. Embassy in Bangkok.
We made two precursory patrols into Laos in November and December 1982. A decision was made to conduct our main operation using Kong Le's people. A guerrilla organization was trained in the use of HF radios, codes, cameras, and special reconnaissance techniques. The commander, General Kham Bou Phimasen, agreed to survey the target sites and communicate any positive findings. Gary Goldman and I had spent more than a month in Laos.
Scott Weekly had been operating a radio relay station through Esso at Khon Khan, Thailand. A CIA liaison informed him that we would not be allowed to reenter Laos even if POWs were found. He said higher authorities had feared our capture and compromise. That prediction turned out to be true.
On 10 January 1983, we received confirmation that one of the targets contained live U.S. POWs. I was told by O'Green that operational funds had been cut off and no return was authorized. When I proposed to sell one of the "boxes" we were cleared to return. Scott Weekly, Gary Goldman and I reentered Laos 30 January 1983 with the purpose of rescuing U.S. POWs. We spent the next 30 days toward that end. We received messages from the CIA to return immediately. One message said that if we did not "stop and return--all support is off"! Our mission was compromised within the United States and international attention made it extremely difficult to return safely to Thailand. I was charged by the Thai authorities with operating a high powered radio and fined. A State Department rep named Mulkey came to us saying he was there to help, but wasn't cleared for any POW conversation. The team returned to the U.S. in March 1983. ISA personnel reported they were instructed that it was life and death that they find us and maintain a fix on our location. I believe Jerry King may have been right!
Upon return to LAX, we were met at the plane by FBI agent Fred "Rusty" Capps. Who was there to give us swift and direct transportation home. He was concerned about sensitive equipment, until assured that everything would arrive in the U.S. secure and separate. Persons from the Munitions Control Board wanted an interview, but Capps explained that we would have nothing to say. Capps would later testify that he had communication with the CIA and, while I had not revealed to him my contacts, he had determined they came from a "unit that didn't exist" at Arlington Hall from a non-existent Jerry King. Later I saw Capps in the Los Angeles USG Wilshire building with a man he said was taking their files on our operation to Washington. Capps said the IG was making an inspection and wasn't to have access to the information. The sensitive devices were all received and restored to proper channels.
During the mission, Walter Jones, a team member, was given a package containing bone fragments by a Lao. The source said they were from a crash site. He presented photographs showing himself in company with others digging around obvious aircraft debris. The pictures were of personal USAF equipment and human remains. There was enough evidence to convince me that the package should go to D.I.A. for examination by the ID lab in Hawaii. A short time later the Pentagon made a press release that I had brought back "chicken bones" claiming them to be U.S. MIA remains. I have nine graduate level semester hours from the University of Kansas in Anthropology and undergrad work in bioscience and toxicology. I am certainly not qualified to make serious judgement calls on identification, but I can distinguish between bird and human bones. DOD's demeaning treatment of our good-faith effort was to become standard fare from a bureaucracy determined to keep its skeletons hidden! For some reason it was "kill the messenger" instead of "seek the truth".
The "Nhommarath 30" has been put off like everything else that the USG would rather not deal with, as "old information that has been thoroughly investigated and been found without substance". I don't believe Nhommarath has ever been properly looked into. Admiral Jerry 0. Tuttle told me he personally briefed the president! It was A-1 Top Secret Special Intelligence! He was a key DIA-POW official. To my knowledge, Tuttle has never been called to testify before the Kerry, or Murkowski, or Solarz, or any other so-called POW-concerned Congressional hearing. Subpoena and question Tuttle - under oath--in detail about Nhommarath.
I was asked to testify before a Solarz sub-committee hearing upon our return to the U.S. in March 1983. When questioned whether or not I had any official sponsorship in my POW pursuit, I responded in the affirmative, but would not identify the agency in open session. That afternoon Admiral Paulson disclosed the existence of ISA during executive session. True to confidential Capitol Hill tradition, the information was immediately leaked and the Washington Post ran an article, "Reagan told to reign-in rouge intelligence operation". In accordance with intelligence tradition, ISA went further underground to resurface with a new face.
Gary Goldman and I then went to Paris to meet with General Kong Le who had just made his way out of exile in Red China. Kong Le agreed to help resurrect Operation Lazarus. One of his former officers had a son that reportedly was in charge of three U.S. POWs at a camp near Xieng Khouang, Laos. I contacted the father along the Thai border northeast of Vientiane. A communication net was developed to allow indirect contact with son. Positive relations were established to the point where, to demonstrate access to physical U.S. POW intelligence, the source acquired Lance Peter Sijan's U.S. Air Force Academy ring for a reward of $1000 and a photo-signature of Major Walter H. Moon who was missing in action. The ring was genuine containing the proper Balfour markings, class date '65, wear marks, and inside scripted name of "Lance Peter Sijan". The photo showed a full-face close-up of a bearded caucasian in prison garb with a bandaged head. The picture had been taken by someone considerably shorter than the subject. A scrap of aged paper had written in pen the following, inscription in three lines: "1. Name WALTER HUGH MOON 2. Date of birth 31 MARCH 1923 3. Place of birth Rudy, Arkansas, USA". Under that, in an Asian cursive hand, was: "Name and Signature of prisoner". Beneath was a clear and bold "Walter H. Moon".
I immediately sent the ring back by courier with instructions for John Mangham to personally contact the Sijans and arrange for it to be returned with honor to the father and mother in Wisconsin. Peter Sijan had received the Medal of Honor for his valiant acts as a POW. One of the USAF Academy dorms is named after him. I knew the family would treasure the ring. When Mangham called, Mr. Sijan contacted DOD for guidance. I later learned that Assistant Secretary of Defense Richard Armitage advised them not to accept the ring since it was a fake!
Upon returning from overseas, I was puzzled at the refusal and angry that a high government official like Armitage would be so quick to powerfully discredit something without so much as an examination or inquiry. Armitage's knee-jerk reaction was standard Pentagon response to any private sector offering. I telephoned the Sijans. They expressed doubt as to the ring's authenticity. An Air Force colonel and military lawyer from Nellis AFB came to view the article and wanted to know if I would give it to them so they could send it to Armitage. I re-fused and personally went to Milwaukee to offer the ring to Mr. and Mrs. Sijan. They instantly recognized it as genuine and having belonged to their son who died in captivity. They showed me a duplicate that Balfour had made for them.
I dutifully turned over the photo, negative and "signature of prisoner" to chairman Solarz of the House POW sub-committee. He gave it to DIA who denounced it (they said Moon had been executed shortly after capture) even though the wife, Mrs. Ruth Moon verified both the picture and handwriting as clearly being those of her husband. Actual samples of Maj. Moon's signature and file photos matched those given to me in Laos by the Kong Le contact. Armitage testified before Congress that I was unscrupulously withholding personal articles from POW families and that I was turning over manufactured intelligence. The fate of Maj. Moon still remains unresolved largely due to a constipated Executive Branch not willing to view its own mess for fear someone may be found responsible! Why wasn't the Moon document ever presented to the Lao authorities for explanation and possible resolution?
You can possibly begin to see why it becomes non-habit forming to furnish Congress such findings. They end up on the DIA scrap heap while you are defamed and lied about in undated and unsigned National Security Council memos that are released to the media, sent as responses to public inquiry, and publicized by Ann Mills in her League reports.
One of the three POWs was described as having the use of only one leg. An effort was coordinated to have the three Americans delivered by the son on the Thai side of the Mekong River near Si Chiang Mai west of Vientiane, Laos during the Christmas-New Year period 1984-85. A Lao police colonel was to drive brokenwing in his truck from the camp to meet with the others near the river. The son and six defecting Pathet Lao guards were to escort the other two Americans on foot to the rendez-vous.
Agents reported their safe arrival--except for brokenwing and the son. They said the police colonel had lost his nerve and returned brokenwing to the camp after the others had departed. It was also reported that the son had been killed in an altercation during the cross-country move! At the appointed time and place a reconnaissance/boat team was sent across the river to pick up those who had arrived. Contact was made and the party started back in two dug-out boats. Mid-stream the lead boat was taken under fire by a patrol boat hidden alongside an island. The boat then ran down what was left. The second pirogue was seen to turn back and successfully make land. Agents reported the two Americans safe. Two dead and two wounded members of our team were recovered by the Thais and treated. We tried throughout the week to arrange another pick-up without success.
The final effort came when our reconnaissance team reported contact with the POWs and their guards by radio near midnight at a prearranged crossing site. As we prepared to launch a rubber boat for the pick-up, I noticed, through night vision goggles, a strange "glitter" along the far bank adjacent to and about 100 meters from the pick-up point. One of the recon team was directed to move along the shore in that direction. I monitored his progress through the PVS-5 goggles. As he approached, the suspect area erupted in gunfire. Rounds were fired not only at the recon, but across the river into Thailand! Thai military liaison said that I was to report to the Province chief the next day. The Thai-English newspapers printed a story saying U.S. Embassy officials were officially inquiring as to Bo Gritz presence along the border. I was informed the mission was over.
Aside from OPN BROKENWING, Special Forces Major Mark Smith had been assigned from his duty as SFOD-KOREA commander to monitor my POW operation in Thailand. Mark knew that U.S. POWs were scheduled to be brought across the Mekong, but he was not informed of the intercept and subsequent abort. Major Smith was left to believe that Americans had been abandoned with no one to receive them. I was to meet Major Smith face-to-face in 1986.
The following dry season (September thru March). I was still working on trying to verify the facts concerning BROKEN-WING and three MIA POWs. I was introduced to a source who said he represented a Pathet Lao general officer willing to turn over five U.S. POWs in exchange for safe passage to the U.S. for his family and support in fighting Soviet-sponsored Vietnamese occupying his south-central region from Saravane to Se-pone (Tchepone). Huge caches of munitions had been removed from Vietnam during the 1973-75 period by Erich von Marbod and Richard Armitage. These were located in Thailand and the Philippines to continue resisting Communist forces. I figured that some of this would be made available if Americans were returned from captivity.
The source said the general would personally escort the senior U.S. prisoner, as a show of good faith, to a point near the border where we would meet. Once identification was verified, I would receive the POW who was reported to be Richard A. Walsh. Walsh was shot down flying an A-U Skyraider on 15 February 1969. I questioned the wisdom of a general officer driving a U.S. POW along Route 23 and 9 through roadblocks we had determined were occupied by Vietnamese. I was told the general had authority and passes to allow such a trip and that I should only be concerned with safely negotiating the border to arrive at a point just north of Savannakhet. Once Walsh was safe, I was to arrange acceptance of family belonging to the general and several of his key officers. Four more Americans were to accompany them across the border into Thailand.
Christmas-New Year 1985-86 was the target date. Liason reported both the general and his passenger had been intercepted and were being detained by the Vietnamese. The only evidence that gave this report credibility was a joint public release by the Lao and Vietnamese in the press on or about mid-January stating they had "apprehended and were holding a U.S. citizen".
As part of the coordination, I had furnished the liaison with a U.S. Passport to be used as ID by Walsh as required once we crossed into Thailand and before he was returned to U.S. con-trol. The Thais supported our efforts throughout, but if caught without proper credential, a foreigner would immediately be arrested. It was possible to lose a POW in the Thai bureaucracy unless surface effort was made to satisfy all their requirements. It was feasible that Walsh or another American was carrying that passport when stopped by the Communists. Not knowing the true identity and poor communications could have misled them into thinking they had someone else.
A second comment added to that theory. Not long after returning, I was in the U.S. State Department. A friend, Colonel Nestor Pino, noticed me and made the comment, "Good to see you alive. We thought maybe you had been captured--your passport turned up in a strange place". The question remains: Why didn't U.S. officials follow up on the Communist report of an American in custody?
Tom Harvey had worked as a military assistant to Senator Warner, but was currently assigned to the National Security Council. Harvey was following the Murkowski POW hearings. He was especially interested in what Mark Smith had to say about POW video tapes. A person having the tape was to make it available through Mark, but was to remain anonymous. Somehow his identity was revealed through government leaks and the person had gone underground--with the tape. All that was left was Smith's testimony.
Harvey had been in touch with DeConcini from Arizona. Senator Dennis DeConcini asked that I personally question Mark Smith to determine whether or not his report of a video showing U.S. POWs was genuine. I talked to Mark and brought him to speak directly with Senator Deconcini. Mark was to be recalled and further questioned along the lines developed in his conversation with DeConcini. Additionally, at the Senator's interest and insistence, I gave to Mary, the Senator's Chief of Staff, in the presence of Tom Harvey, several POW cases in original document form that I thought, if properly investigated, would conclude that our brothers were certainly still in captivity. Mary assured me that they would be safe and presented before the committee. They were locked in the safe and I was to receive the originals back after the hearings concluded. Murkowski canceled the hearings. Mary sadly could never locate the "secured files," Mark Smith was labeled a charlatan, and Medal of Honor recipient Howard a drunk. I was glad the committee did not call me to testify.
Later, in the third-quarter of 1986, I included Mark as part of an Afghan training team. I wanted to have adequate time to determine if his story about seeing the POW video tape in Lebanon was fact or fiction. After spending days with him in after-hour conversation concerning every detail of his experience with the video, I'm convinced he saw exactly as he testified. I was to involve Mark in a 1987 exercise code named RED BULL.
OPN EMERALD CITY
Harvey called me the last of October 1986 from the White House (NSC). Vice president Bush had received information that a most infamous drug lord in Burma had U.S. POWs! The DIA, CIA, and DEA had no means to verify the report, but it came from very high placed and reliable sources. Harvey wanted to know if it was possible for us to confirm the information. He said that President Reagan was prepared to do whatever was required to get the men back if General Khun Sa had and would release them! Scott Weekly and I flew to DC and met Harvey outside the White House. He gave us letterhead and language that identified us to Khun Sa as having only a humanitarian interest in POWs. We left in November for Burma.
I had previously established several ethnic agent networks. I had never activated a Malaysian-Chinese group. Since Khun Sa spoke Mandarin, I felt our best bet was through the Chinese mafia. It worked and within a short time Scott and I were inside Khun Sa's headquarters. We established good rapport and determined that the reports of him having American POWs were false. I used both video and a CIA-provided portable polygraph to produce proof that Khun Sa had no knowledge of U.S. POWs. The VP report said that Khun Sa had five POWs and sightings on 70 more. It said that Khun Sa had lost four POWs drowned along with some of his own men trying to cross a rain-swollen Mekong River to safety.
Khun Sa said while he had no information on POWs, he would send agents to scrub Laos along a north-south line running from Vientiane--west to the Burma border. He promised to either secure any Americans found or give me 2,500 of his best troops to recover them. I was told to return in March for the results. I asked Khun Sa about trafficking in Heroin. He told me to take an offer back to President Reagan. Khun Sa was willing to eliminate all the Golden Triangle opiates and disclose the U.S. government officials who were his best customers for more than 20 years! In return Khun Sa wanted a trade agreement which would allow free world exploitation of the Shan State natural resources. VP Bush was leading the war on drugs and it sounded like an offer we couldn't refuse.
I turned over three video tapes to Harvey just before Christmas 1986. Two tapes showed polygraph interviews of source information to the vice president wherein deception was obvious. The third tape included Khun Sa's drug eradication offer and verification that the things attributed to him that were reported to VP Bush were false.
Harvey telephoned with congratulations on successfully resolving the POW report, Khun Sa's sweep of western Laos and offer to help in any rescue operation. When I inquired about the drug offer, Harvey said there was no interest. Such a negative response was surprising, but staff assistants in DC tend to develop tunnel-vision and see no importance outside of their own narrow focus. I returned to Burma and found reason why there was "no interest"!
OPN RED BULL
I left again for Thailand in January 1987 to follow-up on POW leads from BROKENWING, SOUTHSIDE and Khun Sa's sweep of western Laos. Upon arriving in Bangkok, I was given residence in the Prime Minister's quadrangle. Som Suk, an asset who normally works as a representative for the Thai Red Bull union, reported that he could not help. He would be traveling to Vientiane with the minister of commerce to speak with Kaysone Phomvihan about an up-coming rice deal. The Red Bull was similar to Jimmy Hoffa's Teamsters. No rice was marketed that did not include their participation. In return the government used the Red Bull to quell such disturbances as student up-risings at the university. Posing as "plain people" the union members quickly and mercilessly broke up demonstrations.
A short time later, Som Suk burst in to say that he had spoken with Kaysone in social conversation about the possibility of buying out U.S. POWs. He said that the Prime Minister asked. "How much do you think we could get?" When Som Suk replied. "10 million Baht for each," Kaysone's reply was, "Good. that's 8 million for me and 2 million for you." Som Suk was excited to know if he had acted correctly in making the offer of 10 million Baht — he was quick to add that we did not have to pay him the 2 million. I assured him that his action was proper. Kaysone had told him that there were two Americans near death held in Vientiane and two not far away. If the operation could be kept secret. Americans could be officially listed as having died in captivity when they were actually being covertly transferred to U.S. control.
A meeting was held to work out the details with lawyers and persons representing Kaysone. A Thai Special Forces general would provide security from Udorn to Bangkok. The police chief at Nong Khai would clear the route from the border. We would present a bank voucher showing sufficient funds in an "overseas account" for the transaction. Once the money was in-country, the Lao would produce positive ID of four U.S. POWs. Satisfied with the currency of ID, the first deposit of 10 million Baht would be made into an "in-country account". Satisfactory proof of deposit would produce the first live American. After positive ID, we would transfer the money as directed. Subsequent transfers would proceed as mutual confidence evolved.
Scott Weekly assured me that our planning messages were passed to Tom Harvey and that "the money is on the way." but it never showed in the account. I have no way to know all or exactly what happened. but after a short time of not being able to demonstrate a deposit. the Lao went home, as did an angry Som Suk. It is conceivable that Harvey relayed the information to Assistant Secretary of Defense Richard Armitage who was responsible for POW/MIA recovery and "other arrangements" were made that cut me out of the net.
OPN HEROIN HIGHWAY
I delayed going back into Burma until April because of newspaper reports that "Khun Sa's mountain stronghold had been seized". Banner headlines proclaimed: "U.S. Declares No Mercy in Drug War Against Khun Sa." It looked like air strikes, along with joint Thai and Burmese ground operations involving 26,000 soldiers, had finished the Shan State and Khun Sa. Still his messages arrived wondering why I hadn't returned as invited. I decided to brave the battle and try to get through the lines to Khun Sa. Was I surprised to find the border wide open. Not only that, but a major road-building operation was underway that allowed one-day service by pick-up truck from Mae Hong Son, Thailand to Khun Sa's headquarters! I took team members Lance Trimmer and Barry Flynn as observers. On our November 1986 visit, Weekly and I had used horses over a three day journey along narrow winding opium trails.
Khun Sa was in rare form. He had a new crew-cab Toyota, hospital and temple. He laughed and wondered, "What took you so long?" He was delighted when I answered that I had waited for the war to die down. "That was a newspaper war," he boomed! "After you left with my Reagan message in December, I thought maybe I'd see B-52 bombers overhead. Instead, both the Thai and Burmese came to me and said they had to make it look like they were doing something, or they could lose millions of U.S. drug suppression dollars. I told them to do anything they wanted as long as it included a road from Mae Hong Son Airport". Ten-ton trucks had replaced the horses and mules as the drug tonnage quickly indicated. A news article showing the U.S. Ambassador presenting the Thais with a $1.8 million check for all their hard work cooled political concerns.
Khun Sa said he understood the problem. He sadly reported that after an exhaustive search his agents had turned up no evidence of U.S. prisoners alive in Western Laos. but he was willing to reveal some of the U.S. officials he had dealt with since winning the Burma-Laos Opium War in 1967! My ears pricked up when Richard Armitage was named as the person who handled the money with the banks in Australia! I was familiar with the Michael Hand's Nugen-Hand Bank chain that laundered CIA drug money worldwide, The Chiang Mai branch telephone was answered by the DEA secretary. Mike Hand had been a Special Forces operative. Nugen was found shot to death after the bank examiners revealed their nefarious dealings. Hand disappeared. If Armitage was the bagman, then he wouldn't want live POWs coming home. Follow-on investigations would involve him as the responsible bureaucrat. Armitage and Harvey were close associates who lifted weights together at the Pentagon Officers' Athletic Club. If Armitage was involved and saw Khun Sa's offer to name names, it could have sparked the "newspaper drug war"--something certainly did!
Immediately upon arrival at the Bangkok safehouse on 19 May 1987, I was called by Joseph Felter who informed me that U.S. Government authorities had come to him so that I might be advised to erase and forget everything I had just learned from Khun Sa and return immediately with all documentation to be turned over to Harvey upon arrival. My failure to properly respond would "hurt the U.S. Government"! Felter lives in the DC area and knew of my association with Harvey.
Felter called again on 29 May after my arrival in LA at the request of William Davis, a State Department official to warn me about any disclosure of Khun Sa information. I was told that if I did not cooperate, aggravated charges and hostile witnesses would be brought against me--that I would serve 15 years as a felon! My oath was not to lie, shred, or cover up. I chose instead to present the information and was called to testify before Larry Smith's House Sub-Committee on Narcotics Oversight. It was a mistake. Smith did not allow the members to view the Khun Sa video record and questioned the "heroin highway" as being a road to attack Khun Sa. He said the charges against Armitage were old, investigated, and unfounded.
The DEA finally admitted to a new road from Mae Hong Son to Khun Sa's HQ, but they said it was a "graduation road". Khun Sa wanted Thai officials to attend a special ceremony and didn't want them riding mules for miles so he had a highway built that they could drive along. Official heroin statistics record that in 1986 Khun Sa shipped 600 tons of opiates out of his Golden Triangle. The amount went up to 900 in 1987 (per the highway),. then 1.200 tons in 1988 and 3.050 tons in 1989! The road became so visible that Khun Sa had to alter the direction of flow and means of transport, but not the volume. As Khun Sa said to me, "How do you think I can move so much opium product out of this jungle if it is not with badges?" Attorney General Richard Thornburgh indicted Khun Sa calling him the world's blackest criminal. Khun Sa had offered President George Bush one metric ton of #4 pure Asian Heroin that sells for over $1 million per pound on metropolitan streets of America. It was to be a show of good faith that he would eliminate every one while divulging his best customers. There was no interest!
Charges were brought against me in Oklahoma City for training Afghan. No true bill was ever obtained. In Los Angeles, it was for violation of the Neutrality Act. The FBI came to my rescue and the charges were dropped. I was indicted in Las Vegas for using a false passport. After two years and more government phone calls trying to get me to stop talking about government drug operations and POWs, I was taken before a sealed Classified Information Procedures Act (CIPA) hearing. White House, NSC, State Department, and Justice Department officials testified. Judge Philip Pro ruled that all I could say before the jury was that I had been asked by a high level U.S. intelligence agency official to go in pursuit of U.S. POWs and that I had been doing so. I was acquitted, but had been prevented from travel for two years. On May 9th, 1989, State Department Special Agent Scott Farquar made an official statement: "Let me start by telling you that Gritz has been confirmed to have been an agent of the Intelligence Support Activity (ISA) of the United States Army. His mission and the mission of the ISA are deemed to be classified."
OPN DEUCES WILD
As of late 1990, OPN Lazarus member, Marine Gunnery Sergeant Jack Thompson, assigned to the Philippines, had been working on U.S. POW photo/dossier reports out of northeast Thailand. He had developed source information to a point where more experienced operatives were needed to handle and evaluate the agents and their offerings. The source was offering for sale a photo showing three men holding a sign. The non-Asians in the picture were said to be POWs Lundy, Robertson, and Stevens. I had rejected the buy based on Jack's description of what he saw. Robert B. Keplinger from Reno, Nevada was asked to go with Jack and determine whether or not additional Lazarus ground personnel and resources should be dedicated to follow up the agent reports Jack thought might be valid.
Bob Keplinger left with Jack for Thailand in April 1991. The source said he had contact with U.S. POWs. He again offered as proof a black & white photograph showing three Caucasians with a sign. The photo was rejected as a fake because of obvious alterations. The handwriting on the sign was Asian. The sign appeared to be the corner of a paper (manila) folder written on and placed on the photo of three men and retaken to look like a poster. Markings on the sign indicated a "Lao Date" of 25 May 1990 and location of Nanon Tbakhet (NNTK). Our records indicated John Robertson was shot down over North Vietnam while the other two were missing from Laos. It didn't jive.
I supplied Bob with "Key Question Dossiers" containing 55 queries that only the POWs could answer correctly. Four times the source said he gave the dossiers to the POWs. but while there were hand and finger prints, not one of the written answers were correct or even written in an American hand. We concluded that the source was phony and only trying to scam money out of those interested in POW info.
OPERATION EMERALD SEEKER/INSIDE STRAIGHT
Robert B. Keplinger had reported contact with a source in the summer of 1991 who said they had connections out of Hong Kong with U.S. POWs in Vietnam. Bob said the source claimed relationship with a French-Vietnamese narcotics operation wherein a freighter was loaded with drugs out of Vietnam in return for $1 million (U.S.). The Vietnamese intelligence officials involved had asked if any of the French side knew of Americans with interest in recovering live U.S POWs.
Bob went to Hong Kong to check out the connection and was convinced that the source apparently had access to VN officials with information on American POWs in Southeast Asia. Communications developed into third and fourth quarter 1991 visits to Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon) and Laos under the cover of resource mining business interest by Bob Keplinger and Chuck Johnson. In compliance with the Logan Act, the Lazarus Team had been asked in writing by families of U.S. servicemen missing in action to represent their interest in both Laos and Vietnam.
The Lazarus Team (R.B.K.) was sponsored beginning in August 1991 by an "International Company", Guernsey Limited, Channel Island, calling itself C.O.D.E. with Nguyen Hao Tam and several French nationals. On one I was asked to send a fax to the United Nations Laos delegation chief verifying that Bob Keplinger was representing me (Bo Gritz) and the Lazarus POW Recovery Team. Two other verifications were to be included from Eugene McDaniel and Ross Perot assuring the receivers that Bob was not a USG official. I prepared the fax and sent it to Red. Capt. McDaniel said he would get Perot's chop and send the consolidated message on to the UN.
Bob took Gary Lane with him to Hanoi. Gary was part of a Red McDaniels POW/MIA documentary team. Bob opened doors through our VN defense contacts that allowed Gary to preview huge amounts of VN war footage showing shoot downs, injured Americans and U.S. personnel captured as a result of ground action. Gary selected what he wanted and Bob arranged for the film to leave Vietnam. The team was sharing the same hotel in Hanoi with Gen. Vessey and his group.
After a trip into Laos with Tam, Chuck Johnson and several French nationals, Bob Keplinger called to say that a Laotion official was stopping by Reno, Nevada to see him. The visitor turned out to be the son of the ruling prince in Laos. Souphanouvong. He was accompanied by a U.S. State Department escort officer. The Lao instructed Bob to "be patient--we will be doing business". During a subsequent visit to Vietnam, Bob and Chuck Johnson were shown an area in Saigon and told that Americans were being held there under the authority of the Interior Minister. Further developments prepared Bob to go to Vietnam for a physical inspection of U.S. POWs.
January 1992, Bob Keplinger left Reno, NV for Saigon, via Paris, accompanied by Nguyen Hao Tam with assurances that he would be taken to a VN resistance chief and allowed to interview 10 U.S. POWs. The POWs were part of a 50-man American group being held in the Ban Me Thout highlands area (IICTZ) of Vietnam west of Nha Trang.
On the previous trip, Keplinger and Chuck Johnson had been asked to list 10 U.S. POWs they wanted to see. Since inspection tours and talks had taken place over the past six months in both Vietnam and Laos, and not knowing whether the sample should be taken from either one or both areas, Lance Trimmer and I supplied a list of 10 from each country who we felt were still in captivity.
Keplinger was to be allowed 10 minutes with each of 10 U.S. POWs (whether it was to include any of those we listed wasn't known) to thoroughly document their identity by video-audio tape, photography, fingerprinting, and key question dossier. Once there was no doubt as to confirmed POW identities, at a near term date to be determined, two of the Americans were to be released and given safe VN escort to a neutral zone (that would be determined mutually between the VN and our joint U.S. - French team). The others were then to be freed in phases. H. Ross Perot had agreed to pay for the transfers. Eugene "Red" McDaniels was "in the loop".
By Mid-February '92 Keplinger and Tam were in Saigon. Keplinger sent a fax stating that he departed Saigon at 0530 on 17 Feb '92 north to Nha Trang and west to the RV near Ban Me Thout. Keplinger reported that he and Tam were taken by VN guide overland in a van type vehicle to Nha Trang. He met with armed guerrilla on the beach near Cam Ranh Bay who guided them westward through a restricted travel zone to a rendez-vous in two vehicles. Keplinger reported hearing explosions to the rear during a night drive and was later told that the second vehicle was ambushed and destroyed. Keplinger said the atmosphere with the so-called FULRO reps was less than cordial and threatening if not almost hostile.
The FULRO chief did not produce the 10 American POWs as agreed. Instead, Keplinger said the VN took offense at the inspection requirement and offered the two POWs for instant turn-over without compensation. When Keplinger said he wasn't prepared to accept two U.S. POW at that moment, he said the FULRO chief told him to make arrangements and be ready within the next 30 days.
Many of the contacts and comrades made over these past 12 years are dead. Almost everyone who dedicated themselves to this righteous cause is worse off. I must conclude that while we have labored long and hard, the enormity of government opposition has taken its toll. I salute all those who have kept the faith with our missing in action. Our reward may not be now, but someday it will be noble. I pray for those who may still remain in captivity that their hope might forever burn bright knowing that they will never be forgotten as long as Old Glory flies and even one true American lives that we will forever be in search of them until we all come home!
THIS CONCLUDES MY OFFICIAL STATEMENT TO THE U.S. SENATE SELECT COMMITTEE ON POW/MIA AFFAIRS. MY COMMENTS RECALL EVENTS AND EXPERIENCES SPANNING MORE THAN 12 YEARS. I HAVE FAITHFULLY RECONSTRUCTED EACH COMMENT WITH CARE AS TO ACCURACY IN AS MUCH AS MEMORY AND RECORDS ALLOW. I CERTIFY THIS A TRUE STATEMENT AND AFFIX MY SIGNATURE THIS 20TH DAY OF NOVEMBER 1992 IN THE CITY OF SPRINGFIELD, VA.
(signed) James G. "Bo" Gritz
U.S. SENATE SELECT COMMITTEE ON POW/MIA AFFAIRS DEPOSITION AUTHORIZATION
As Chairman of the Senate Select Committee on POW/MIA Affairs ("the Committee"), pursuant to Rule 4 and Rule 6 of the Rules of Procedure of the Committee, I hereby agree and consent to the deposition of Lt. Col. James Gritz of Sandy Valley, Nevada, as described in the attached notice of deposition. This deposition shall be taken by Frances A. Zwenig, Staff Director for the Committee; J. William Codinha, Chief Counsel to the Committee; Hilton Foster, John Mattes and Ken Mendelson, Investigative Attorneys for the Committee; and/or any Member of the Committee.
John F. Kerry
AID & ABET Newsletter
by Officer Jack McLamb, Ret.
For many years professionals within the criminal justice system have acted upon the belief that traveling by motor vehicle upon the roadway was a privilege that was gained by a citizen only after approval by their respective state government in the form of the issuance of a permit or license to that particular individual.
Legislators, Police Officers and court officials are becoming aware that there are now court decisions that prove the fallacy of the legal opinion that "driving is a privilege and therefore requires government approval, i.e., a license". Some of these cases are:
Case #1 "Even the legislature has no power to deny to a citizen the right to travel upon the highway and transport his property in the ordinary course of his business or pleasure, though this right may be regulated in accordance with the public interest and convenience". Chicago Motor Coach v Chicago 169 NE 22.
("Regulated" here means traffic safety enforcement, stop lights, signs, etc., NOT a privilege that requires permission, i.e., vehicle registration, etc.).
Case #2 "The right of the citizen to travel upon the public highways and to transport his property thereon, either by carriage or by automobile, is not a mere privilege which a city may prohibit or permit at will, but a common right which he has under the pursuit of happiness." Thompson v Smith 154 SE 579.
It could not be stated more conclusively that Citizens of the states have a right to travel, without approval or restriction, (license,) and that this right is protected under the U.S. Constitution. Here are other court decisions that expound the same facts:
Case #3 "The right to travel is a part of the liberty of which the citizens cannot be deprived without due process of law under the 5th Amendment." Kent v Dulles, 357 U.S. 116. 125.
Case #4 "Undoubtedly the right of locomotion, the right to remove from one place to another according to inclination, is an attribute of personal liberty, and the right, ordinarily, of free transit from or through the territory of any State is a right secured by the 14th Amendment and by other provisions of the Constitution." Schactman v Dulles, 96 App. D.C. 287. 293.
As hard as it is for those of us in law enforcement to believe, there is no room for speculation in these court decisions. The American citizen does indeed have the inalienable right to use the roadways unrestricted in any manner as long as they are not damaging or violating property or rights of another.
Government, in requiring the people to file for drivers licenses, vehicle registrations, mandatory insurance, and demanding they stop for vehicle inspections, DUI/DWI road-blocks, etc., without question, are "restricting", and therefore violating, the Peoples common law right to travel.
Is this a new legal interpretation on this subject of the right to travel? Apparently not. The American Citizens and Lawmen Association in conjunction with The U.S. Federal Law Research Center are presently involved in studies in several areas involving questions on Constitutional Law. One of the many areas under review is the area of "Citizens right to travel". In an interview a spokesman states: "Upon researching this subject over many months, substantial case law has presented itself that completely substantiates the position that the “right to travel unrestricted upon the nation's highways is and has always been a fundamental right of every citizen”.
This means that the "beliefs and opinions" our state legislators, the courts, and those of us involved in the law enforcement profession have acted upon for years have been in error. Researchers armed with actual facts state that U.S. case law is overwhelming in determining that--to restrict, in any fashion, the movement of the individual American in the free exercise of their right to travel upon the roadways, (excluding "commerce" which the state legislatures are correct in regulating), is a serious breach of those freedoms secured by the U.S. Constitution, and most state constitutions, i.e., it is unlawful.
THE REVELATION THAT THE AMERICAN CITIZEN HAS ALWAYS HAD THE INALIENABLE RIGHT TO TRAVEL RAISES PROFOUND QUESTIONS TO THOSE WHO ARE INVOLVED IN MAKING AND ENFORCING STATE LAWS.
The first of such questions may very well be: If the States have been enforcing laws that are unconstitutional on their face, it would seem that there must be some way that a state can legally put restrictions, such as licensing requirements, mandatory insurance, vehicle registration, D.W.I. roadblocks, to name just a few, on a citizen's constitutionally protected right. Is that not so?
For the answer to this question let us look, once again, to the U.S. courts for a determination on this very issue.
The case of Hertado v California. 110 U.S. 516 states very plainly: "The State cannot diminish rights of the people".
"The assertion of federal rights, when plainly and reasonably made, is not to be defeated under the name of local practice". Davis v Wechsler 263 U.S. 22. 24.
Would we not say that these judicial decisions are straight to the point--that there is no lawful method for government to put restrictions or limitations on rights belonging to the people?
Other cases are even more straight forward:
"Where rights secured by the Constitution are involved, there can be no rule making or legislation which would abrogate them". Miranda v Arizona. 384 U.S. 436. 491.
"The claim and exercise of a constitutional right cannot be converted into a crime". Miller v U.S. 230 F 2d 486, 489.
"There can be no sanction or penalty imposed upon one because of this exercise of constitutional rights". Sherer v Cullen. 481 F. 945 (There is no question that a citation/ticket issued by a Police Officer, for no drivers license, no current registration, no vehicle insurance, etc., which carries a fine or jail time, is a penalty or sanction, and is indeed "converting a Right into a crime").
We could go on, quoting court decision after court decision; however, in addition, the Constitution itself answers our question, "Can a government legally put restrictions on the rights of the American people at anytime, for any reason"? (Such as in this particular case--when the government believes it to be for the safety and welfare of the people).
The answer is found in ARTICLE SIX of the U.S. Constitution:
"This Constitution, and the Laws of the United States which shall be made in Pursuance thereof ; „shall be the supreme Law of the Land; and the Judges in every State shall be bound thereby, any Thing in the Constitution or Laws of any State to the Contrary not withstanding". (This tells us that the U.S. Constitution is to be upheld over any state, county, or city laws that are in opposition to it).
In the same Article it goes on to say just who it is within our governments that is bound by this Supreme Law:
"The Senators and Representatives before mentioned, and the Members of the several State Legislatures, and all executive and judicial Officers, both of the United States and of the several States, shall be bound by Oath or Affirmation, to support this Constitution". ART. 6 U.S. CONST.
We know that Police Officers are a part of the Executive branch. We are "Executive Officers".
Article 6 above, is called the SUPREMACY CLAUSE, and it clearly states that, under every circumstance, the above listed officials in these United States must hold this document's tenets supreme over any other laws, regulations, or orders. Every U.S. Police Officer knows that they have sworn an oath to the people of our nation that we will not only protect their lives and property, but that we will uphold and protect their freedoms and rights under the Supreme laws of this nation, the U.S. Constitution.
In this regard then, we must agree that those within government that restrict a Citizen's rights (such as restricting the peoples' right to travel) are acting in violation of his or her oath of office and are actually committing a crime against such Citizens.
Here's an interesting question. Is ignorance of these laws an excuse for such acts by officials?
If we are to follow the "letter of the law" (as we are sworn to do), this places officials that involve themselves in such unlawful acts in an unfavorable legal situation. For it is a felony and federal crime to violate or deprive citizens of their Constitutionally protected rights.
Our system of law dictates the fact that there are only two ways to legally remove a right belonging to the people. These are: (#1) by lawfully amending the Constitution, or (#2) by a person knowingly waiving a particular right.
Some of the confusion in our present system has arisen because many millions of people have waived their right to travel "unrestricted" upon the roadways of the states and opted into the jurisdiction of the state for various reasons. Those who have knowingly given up these rights are now legally regulated by state law, the proper courts, and "sworn, constitutionally empowered officers-of-the-law", and must acquire proper permits, registrations, insurance, etc.
There are basically two groups of people in this category:
#1: Any citizens who involve themselves in "commerce" (business for private gain), upon the highways of the state.
Here is what the courts have said about this:
"...For while a citizen has the right to travel upon the public highways and to transport his property thereon, that right does not extend to the use of the highways, either in whole or in part, as a place for private gain. For the latter purpose no person has a vested right to use the highways of the state, but it is a privilege or license which the legislature may grant or withhold at its discretion..." State v Johnson. 243 P. 1073, 1078.
Other U.S. court cases that confirm and point out the difference between the "right" of the citizen to travel and a government “privilege” are: Barney v Board of Railroad Commissioners; State v City of Spokane, 186 P. 864; Ex Parte Dickey (Dickey v Davis), 85 S.E. 781; Teche Lines v Danforth 12 So.2d 784.
There are numerous other court decisions that spell out the JURISDICTION issue in these two distinctly different activities. However, because of space restrictions we will leave it up to officers to research it further for themselves. (See last page for additional references).
#2: The second group of citizens that are legally under the jurisdiction of the state is the individual citizen who has voluntarily and knowingly waived their right to travel "unregulated and unrestricted" by requesting placement under such jurisdiction through the acquisition of a state drivers license, vehicle registration, mandatory insurance, etc. (in other words "by contract only").
We should remember what makes this "legal"--and not a violation of the individual's common law right to travel "unrestricted"--is that they knowingly volunteer, freely, by contract, to waive their right. If they were forced, coerced or unknowingly placed under the State's powers, the courts have said it is a clear violation of their rights.
This in itself raises a very interesting question. What percentage of the people in each state have filed, and received, licenses, registrations, insurance, etc., after erroneously being advised by their government that it was mandatory?
Many of our courts, attorneys and Police Officers are just becoming informed about this important issue and the difference between "Privileges vs. Rights". We can assume that the majority of those Americans carrying state licenses, vehicle registrations, etc., have no knowledge of the rights they waived in obeying laws such as these that the U.S. Constitution clearly states are unlawful, i.e., "laws of no effect". In other words--"LAWS THAT ARE NOT LAWS AT ALL".
OUR SWORN DUTY
An area of serious consideration for every Police Officer is to understand that the most important law in our land he has taken an oath to protect, defend, AND ENFORCE, is not state laws, but, that law that supersedes all laws in our nation--the U.S. Constitution. If laws in a particular Police Officer's state or local community are in conflict with the SUPREME LAW of our nation, there is no question that the officer's duty is to "uphold the U.S. Constitution".
What does this mean to the "patrol officer" who will be the only sworn "Executive Officer" on the scene, when knowledgeable Citizens raise serious objections over possession of insurance, drivers licenses and other restrictions? It definitely means these officers will be faced with a hard decision. (Most certainly if that decision affects state, city or county revenues, such as the issuing of citations do).
Example: If a state legislator, judge or a superior tells a Police Officer to proceed and enforce a contradictory (illegal) state law rather than the Supreme Law of this country, what is that "sworn Officer" to do? Although we may not want to hear it, there is but one right answer: "the Officer is duty bound to uphold his oath of office" and obey the highest laws of the nation. THIS IS OUR SWORN DUTY AND IT IS THE LAW!
Such a strong honest stand taken by a Police Officer, upholding his or her oath of office, takes moral strength of character. It will, without question, "SEPARATE THE MEN FROM THE BOYS". Such honest and straightforward decisions on behalf of a government official have often caused pressure to be applied to force such officers to set aside, or compromise, their morals or convictions.
As a solace for those brave souls in uniform that will stand up for law and justice, even when it's unpopular, or uncomfortable to do so...let me say this: In any legal stand-off over a sworn official "violating" or "upholding" their oath of office, those that would side with the "violation" should inevitably lose.
Our Founding Fathers assured us, on many occasions, the following:
Defending our freedoms in the face of people that would for "expedient's sake", or behind the guise, “for the safety and welfare of the masses”, ignore peoples' rights, would forever demand sacrifice and vigilance from those that desired to remain free.
That sounds a little like "Freedom is not free!"
Every Police Officer should keep the following U.S. court ruling, that was covered earlier, in mind before issuing citations in regard to "mandatory licensing, registration and insurance"—versus--"the right of the people to travel unencumbered":
"THE CLAIM AND EXERCISE OF A CONSTITUTIONAL RIGHT CANNOT BE CONVERTED INTO A CRIME." Miller v U.S. 230 F. 2d 486. 489.
And as we have seen, "traveling freely", going about one's daily activities, is the exercise of a most basic right.
THE FREEMAN MOVEMENT
There is a growing national movement of Americans that go by titles such as: "Constitutionalist", "Freeman", and "Patriot".
We have been told by federal officials and agencies that these individuals are any, or all, of the following: radicals, racists, violence prone, anti-American, anarchists, Communist, bigots, tax protestors, neo-Nazis, right-wing fanatics, to name just a few. The latest is "White Supremist". This seems strange to many Police Officers since professional encounters have proven that there are Indians, Orientals, Hispanics, Caucasians, and Blacks in many of these groups.
Many Police Officers are voluntarily attending local meetings of such groups, which are open to the public, in an effort to find out what these "crazy" Americans are all about. In almost every letter our agency has received over the last 5 years from Police Officers who have personally attended such meetings, we have heard a far different story about these people. These officers will commonly use several or many of the following terms in describing these individuals. They describe these people as: well educated in the law, history and national affairs, morally upstanding and honest, non-violent, rational, hard working, and fanatically dedicated to God and Country. Indeed, just the kind of Americans for our government to beware of!
Whatever these people are, there is one thing we all can say for sure. These individual Americans are unlike most of the people in our nation today in one very obvious way. This group of people believe in study and acquiring knowledge. They have an unusually well founded understanding of the rights of every American, which is more than we can say for most government officials.
Another thing we know as "fact" is that many of these individuals are also very defensive and protective over any government infringement on what they believe to be "God given rights".
A hundred years ago these fanatical Patriotic Americans would have been held in high esteem by their fellow countrymen. But today, in our highly controlled society where the vast number of Americans have been taught that Government is seldom to be challenged and always obeyed without question, this last remnant of free thinking individuals now find themselves scoffed at by their less "courageous and informed" countrymen.
It is no secret to Police Officers why these people are so reviled and pursued by government officials, whose job it is to prepare this nation's people for greater restrictions and control over their daily lives--"for the good of Society as a whole", of course.
MAKING ADJUSTMENTS -- DIFFICULT
To make adjustments in the system at this time for "rights" that only a relatively few such "informed" Americans realize they have, would be difficult at best. It is also quite understandable that this is upsetting to those in government who for years have not had anyone around to call attention to such infringements on the public's rights. In addition, it seems the general consensus among such government officials is that such insignificant issues as this "right to travel vs privilege to drive" is something that seems to be such a "small and necessary infringement when one considers the overall good which comes through strong government control over all our lives".
In keeping with this philosophy, our leaders annually promote the adoption of approximately 17,000 new laws and hundreds of thousands of new regulations in the U.S. For every new law or regulation passed, someone's freedoms are restricted. The mistake made by many is believing that only the "Bad Guys' " rights are restricted by new laws. The wise Police Officer, who has to enforce all these new laws, knows that if this "there ought to be a law" mentality continues, a police state is inevitable. Of course not all Police Officers are against being given more power and control over our fellow countrymen each year.
As to the driver's license issue, there are many of the Peoples' "Servants" that believe it's in the best interest of Government that the People, knowingly or unknowingly, trade their "common law rights" for "government granted privileges". Of course a government-granted privilege of permit can be rescinded at any time, an INALIENABLE RIGHT of the People cannot.
SAVE US FROM "EDUCATED" AMERICANS
As difficult as it is for some officials to adjust to (officers included), we now have some Americans among us that "know their rights". And, as if that wasn't bad enough, these individuals profess that--"every Right is as important as the next".
Of course they're correct, but, the truth is, we Police Officers get a bit indignant over being told we have erred in the past by ignoring some of our countrymen's basic rights. Even so, every Police Officer has an important choice to make when it comes to handling those "Freeman" today. Several are as follows:
1. Officers can make it as rough as possible on these individuals who wish to retain their freedoms. Officers can come down hard on these sometimes arrogant (and perhaps a bit foolish) Americans that are firmly convinced that they still live in a nation with a government "of, for, and by the people"…... OR
2. We can try our best to understand them and their obsessive desire for "freedom", which isn't illegal as of this writing. In so doing, we can try to understand their "reasoning", which is surprisingly very similar to some of our nation's past Statesmen, like Daniel Webster, when he reminded our forefathers:
"IF THIS CONSTITUTION BE PICKED AWAY BY PIECEMEAL (piece by piece), IT IS GONE AS EFFECTIVELY AS IF A MILITARY DESPOT HAD GRASPED IT, TRAMPLED IT UNDERFOOT, AND SCATTERED IT TO THE WINDS".
Another American recently made this rather radical statement:
"IT IS NOT THE FUNCTION OF OUR GOVERNMENT TO KEEP THE CITIZEN FROM FALLING INTO ERROR; IT IS THE FUNCTION OF THE CITIZEN TO KEEP THE GOVERNMENT FROM FALLING INTO ERROR". Justice Robert H. Jackson, 1954. (This, of course, sounds like SEDITION to a Bureaucrat).
As to "Officer choices"...it is more than obvious that if we choose to support our oaths, and therefore our fellow countrymen's rights, we will need great courage. It will require that "both sides" become more understanding of each other's obligations and duties. As officers, you will at times, be sorely taxed and tempted to "correct a particular attitude forthwith", when a Freeman, Patriot, Constitutionalist (what-ever-the-name), rather crudely, or rudely, expresses his views to you.
It will take great patience to understand that these people are attempting to regain and save certain rights that belong not only to them, but, to every Police Officer and their family.
We must remember that EVERY AMERICAN, (Police Officers, and Freeman included) has not just the right, but the DUTY, to point out perceived injustices in our system of government. The truth is, most Police Officers would have little respect for any American that shirked this most important patriotic duty.
HOW TO TELL A BOGUS FREEMAN
I inquired of a very respected and well known Freeman as to how an Officer could tell a true, dyed-in-the-flag FREEMAN from a fake. Here is a small portion of his response:
"A Freeman does not believe he is above the law. To the contrary. Those who truly understand, take full responsibility for their own actions. They do not drive while under the influence, DUI/DWI. They are very cautious in their driving habits. They obey the rules of the road. They take personal responsibility for damage they may cause to the person or property of another. They expect the 'police powers' to correct them if they become inattentive or careless. When observed committing some act or omission that is a clear endangerment to others, they will expect to be confronted and, if necessary, arrested.
The Freeman's real "bone of contention", according to my friend, "is the manner in which the government, surreptitiously, converts rights, belonging to the people, into a government-granted, regulated and taxed privilege". He further stated, "Freemen object to the use of the 'police powers' as a 'revenue enhancement' tool via the cash register courts".
I explained to him that many Police Officers feel the same way about being trained to, daily, hunt, track and capture the unsuspecting citizen as PREY, "binding-up" this prey for the Courts to methodically SKIN. Lastly, the officer objects to being made to take the "HEAD" (count) of his prey for the precinct wall where hangs the monthly officer recap or quota sheets.
I further explained that the intelligent, dedicated, Police Officer resents being made the peoples' ADVERSARY. They want to work with the people as a friend and serve them as their protectors, as was the "Peace Officer's" role of the past.
It seems to be a poor judgment call or a case of misplaced priorities, in the minds of most city Police Officers, when they are made to spend a majority of their "Non radio call" time, lurking on street corners, attempting to track and capture good citizens going about their daily activities for traffic violations when the real criminal element is in these same citizens' homes and neighborhoods raping, robbing and burglarizing at will.
After my unexpected little speech, my Freeman friend grew silent for a moment. He then looked me in the eyes, as if in disbelief, and said, ...."and where might these fine Officers be found"?
A ROSE BY ANY OTHER NAME
By any name, Freeman, Patriot, Constitutionalist, I doubt that there are many Police Officers that don't hope and pray Americans will always cry out loudly, and take the firmest stand, when they honestly believe they have grievances with their government. I hope, for our nation, and for the sake of our children's future, that I echo the feelings of the U.S. Law-men when I say that rather than LESS of these "loudmouth" concerned Americans, who are not afraid to stand up and be counted, (even if they go to jail or worse), that we need MORE Americans that care enough to fight for what they believe is right.
As for me, I'm much more afraid of the growing numbers of "SPINELESS, PUSSY-FOOTIN', LIMP-WRISTED, MEALY-MOUTHED, FORKED-TONGUED, COMPROMISING PUSH-OVERS" that pass themselves off for REAL AMERICANS, than I am of those who, RIGHT OR WRONG, “tell it the way they believe it is” and stand squarely behind their convictions. Can I have an AMEN to that?
It is for this reason, this editor believes, we should not fear these Freeman/ Patriots. Instead, perhaps, we should have great concern for those among us that turn a deaf ear to "voices" that expound the values that have established this land that we are privileged and proud to live and raise our families in.
It might very well be said that the strongest evidence that we still live in the Land of Liberty would be if these Freemen were able to exercise their rights to speech and to redress the government of their grievances, without Police Officers and the courts seeking them out and persecuting them for being so bold. (Of course if we could just convince them to promote something important and wholesome like....say....Satanism, Drugs, Sodomy, Pornography, Marxism, etc., etc., we Police Officers wouldn't be allowed to touch them. But, preach the CONSTITUTION and LIMITED GOVERNMENT and you and I know...they are asking for big trouble)!
For you BRAVE STREET SOLDIERS who want a truly invigorating experience, try this:
The next time you encounter, "professionally", one of these unusually concerned American Freeman who has just told you that "he or she is not legally required to have a license", (and is now standing-by to absorb your wrath), try...extending your hand in friendship, put on a smile, and utter words something like this:
"My family and I thank you for your vigilance and commitment to our liberties, and we hope you will continue to fight and stand up for all of our Rights. May God go with you, my Countryman".
Yes, there is a risk to such actions taken by a Police Officer. Not a risk to the officer, however, but to the "Freeman", who may have a coronary attack at the scene.
Several officers have written to express their own personal reactions, after having taken similar "irregular actions" when confronting a Freeman in an "enforcement" scenario. One officer said, "It felt good"...like he had just "pushed some tea in the harbor somewhere!" Another officer explained it this way: "For a fleeting moment...I really felt what it was like to be a friend of the motorist, instead of playing the role of the plunderous Sheriff of Nottingham"!
I think it's important to note that no officer, after having warmly greeted and congratulated a Freeman, without issuing a citation, has reported--"the earth opening up and swallowing them".
— THE EDITOR
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Aid & Abet News requests input on the proper implementation of an orderly method for returning to the days when Americans did not have driver's licenses, registrations, insurance, etc. It has been many years that Police, and other government agencies have used this information for what is believed to be for "the good of the community", i.e., investigating Hit and Runs, stolen vehicles, and other crimes where a vehicle was involved, to name just one such area.
"Just how can we continue to compete with the criminal element if government were to do away with such means of recognition"? is one of the major questions that has perplexed many officers.
Recognizing that these requirements placed on the People by their government is a violation of their rights, and cannot be enforced "legally" is only half the battle. What is needed now is a time of "cease fire", a moratorium for every Police officer to stop writing tickets for such laws. It is a time for officers to use their own good judgment. Officers may find themselves pressured to continue to violate the people's rights by those whose only concern is government revenues and more government power and control.
We, the "People's protectors", must remember: "No one in government, not legislators, judges, bureaucrats, nor government superiors, can make a Police Officer violate his or her oath of office"! That is a very personal decision that we each will make and live with. This is a time for reflection and research into which of these "restrictive devices", in the eyes of the public, and the eyes of the government, is actually NECESSARY, not--"just nice to have".
It is important that logic, rather than emotion, be used to pave the way back to the time when an individual's rights were not trampled by swarms of government agencies and officials.
IF WE CARE - IT CAN BE DONE.
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FOR MORE INFORMATION on this interesting subject we recommend that you write and ask for several books that are available through AID & ABET NEWS, BOX 8787, PHOENIX, AZ 85066:
1. Break the Rules and Win
2. Pied Pipers of
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OFFICER WITH "HEART" SABOTAGES TICKETS
LOUISVILLE, Ky. Police on Thursday were investigating about 1,050 apparently bogus traffic tickets written by a veteran officer who said he simply didn't have the heart to write any more real tickets.
Michael Ghrist, a 17-year veteran of the force, was suspended Tuesday for 25 days.
"I had a conscience. I had a heart", he said. "I started seeing the human beings behind the driver's wheels".
(----Compiled from The Associated Press and United Press International.)
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The publisher and staff of AID & ABET NEWS to Lawmen are not attorneys and do not practice law or give legal opinions--even though we believe we should have this freedom under the Constitution. Free disclosure of the law is imperative to not just Police Officers, but, to every American. It is too bad that certain individuals within society have been allowed by the Courts (which the same ELITISTS control), to monopolize this vital area and make it a criminal act for others.
It is our opinion that, if our present day attorneys and jurists had been around when Moses returned from the mountain proclaiming to the people the TRUE LAW, we can be assured they would have called a Police Officer and had him CHARGED & BOOKED.
(Sounds like a good subject for another Aid & Abet Bulletin).
ABOUT THE EDITOR
Officer Jack McLamb RET. is one of a new breed whose dedication to his job, his country, and its Constitution goes beyond the usual. Jack's writings to his fellow Police Officers in the U.S. on Constitutional and moral issues have helped to educate many in the need to study and put into practice those values that are responsible for making our nation the foremost bastion of freedom in the world.
--- Arizona State Senator, Wayne Stump
REC #3 HATONN
WED., MARCH 3, 1993 9:03 A.M. YEAR 6, DAY 199
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 3, 1993
The following is going to be taken DIRECTLY from the January 1993 issue of The McAlvany Intelligence Advisor. I have honored this man before and I wondered at why there was such animosity at meetings against Green who claimed to be representing our work. I guess that answer now speaks for itself, doesn't it? It seems the ones "in the seminar arena" knew George Green far better than did anyone at this location.
Since the paper has been copied and sent to us and I find it an excellently written document, I offer it with full responsibility for so-doing. I will, however, do the journalistically proper thing when using another's writing: give full credit and list acquisition information. I am a bit sorry to note that this paper is one of the "Phoenix [Arizona] Club" papers of which I have negatively written. It makes the paper, when issuing truth, no less valid. (Subscription Office: P.O. Box 84904, Phoenix, AZ 85071. Rates: six mos. $56, Domestic, 12 mos. $95. 24 mos. $165.) Mr. McAlvany is the Editor but does not reside in Phoenix, AZ--I would, however, assume that he can be reached via that above address.
"When plunder has become a way of life for a group of people living together in society, they create for themselves in the course of time a legal system that authorizes it, and a moral code that glorifies it." Frederich Bastiat
"Socialism, once a reality, destroys the moral fiber which is the creation of freedom. It breeds every device which produces totalitarian rule." General Douglas MacArthur
"The individual's freedom and choice will be controlled within very narrow alternatives, by the fact that he will be numbered from birth... and followed as a number, through his educational training, his required military or other service, his tax contributions, his health and medical requirements and his final retirement and death benefits." Carroll Quigley
"America is great, because America is good. If America ever ceases to be good, she will cease to be great." Alexis de Toqueville
America, in 1993 (and for the balance of the decade), is plunging toward becoming a socialist police state, remarkably similar to Nazi Germany in the 1930s or the Soviet Union from the '20s through the '80s. America, over the past few decades, has seen its traditional values turned upside down in almost every area, to the extent that the killing of 28 million babies is simply "free choice"; homosexuality is simply an "alternate lifestyle" officially sanctioned and pushed by the liberal establishment and its media; the family is now under attack from the government, the media, the schools, the homosexuals, and the environmentalists.
Pornography is now the norm on television, in movies, in books, magazines, and more and more in the classroom as students down to kindergarten level are taught how to have "safe sex" or enjoy "alternate sexual lifestyles"; spiritual values, Christian leaders, organizations, and individuals are denigrated and discriminated against more and more by a government, media, and culture that rejects our traditional Biblical foundations and (as in Nazi Germany and the Soviet Union) will soon persecute the Christian church in America.
The criminals (murderers, rapists, burglars, robbers, etc.) are given light (or negligible) jail sentences, while the government is now reclassifying honest law-abiding Americans as criminals, and giving them severe jail sentences or confiscating their assets or property via Draconian Nazi/Marxist-Leniniststyle seizure laws.
The legal system and government now allow the "have nots" to plunder the assets of the "haves"; and a gargantuan U.S. government passes tens of thousands of new regulations each year (i.e., over 67,000 pages of fine print) to control every aspect of Americans' lives.
The Socialists (calling themselves liberals, secular humanists, environmentalists, gay rights activists, women's rights activists, civil rights activists, New Agers, etc.) now completely control the U.S. Administrative branch of government, the media, and the educational system; have effective control of the Legislative branch; and partial (but growing) control of the U.S. Judiciary. The Socialist agenda (now to be accelerated under Bill and Hillary Clinton and Al Gore) calls for the nationalization of children, the abolition of the family, the promotion of promiscuity, and Orwellian-type controls over every aspect of our lives.
Has the incredible transformation of American traditions and values, of our government, and our whole way of life over the past two decades happened spontaneously, or by accident? No! There have been powerful forces behind the scenes orchestrating and manipulating the transformation of America according to a well laid out plan that has been in operation for many decades, if not centuries.
As Igor Shafarevich wrote in his excellent essay Socialism In Our Past and Future and Alexander Solzhenitsyn wrote in From Under the Rubble, the destruction of religion and the family are central to socialist ideology.
The socialists, internationalists, and communists of the world (they no longer call themselves communists) are now following the revolutionary strategy of Antonio Gramsci, the late founder of the Italian Communist Party and a Marxist theoretician who died in 1937. (Franklin Sanders wrote in detail recently about Gramsci's strategy in his Moneychanger Newsletter (P.O. Box 341753, Memphis, TN 38184.) After spending time in the Soviet Union in the 1920s, Gramsci concluded that the clenched fist revolutionary approach of the Bolsheviks was not a winning strategy, but that socialism (i.e., communism) would triumph through the "reshaping of consciousness" in society.
Gramsci, concluding that "the cultural superstructure determines the political and economic base, and not the other way around", wrote, "In a developed society, the passage to socialism occurs neither by putsch [ED. NOTE: A sudden revolt or uprising] nor by direct confrontation, but by the transformation of ideas, which is to say. a slow reshaping of consciousness. At stake in this war of positions is the culture (i.e., the source of values and ideas). The seizure of political power is not possible until after the seizure of cultural power. Culture is transformed through government (and its agencies), schools, universities, social sciences, trade unions, churches, and the print and broadcast media".
In essence, Gramsci said the socialist revolution would be brought about by the transformation of a society's culture and values, not through political or military power. By changing the values and every mode of thinking of the enemies of socialism without their conscious knowledge, they would become socialism's allies. We are not talking about a communist revolution or military takeover in the traditional sense, but a wholly different danger: the establishment of radical socialism by the undermining and transformation of traditional Western values.
[ED. NOTE: And that is precisely what the socialists in the American government, universities (and lower schools), media, Hollywood, churches, etc., have systematically done over the past two to three decades. They have been preparing Americans for acceptance of a Socialist/Nazi/Marxist-Leninist-style POLICE STATE and to willingly become slaves by undermining our culture from top to bottom. And this is the great danger of the Clinton Administration. It is likely to continue the Bush/Wall Street economic policies, but is rapidly going to culturally transform America and its values to conform to the Gramsci strategy. The whole process took only about 14 years in South Africa--which now stands on the brink of the socialist/communist abyss].
Gramsci articulated the importance of Lenin's "Long march through the institutions" (i.e., the penetration of the media, the universities, public interest groups, churches, and cultural institutions)--stressing that by working through such institutions, cultural values could be altered and morals softened "irreversibly", setting the stage for political and economic power to drop into the hands of the Left (as it has done over the past decade or so, and will do like an avalanche under Bill and Hillary Clinton and Al Gore).
According to Gramsci, once socialism dominates the cultural and ideological scene, revolutionary power and control by the state will quickly follow in one short easy step. The strategy of the socialists, then, is to change the way society thinks about problems--to gain control over the minds of the population.
An essential element of Gramsci's strategy was to replace the religious (or Christian) inclinations in a targeted society with a social gospel (i.e., a Marxist-Christian dialogue, liberation theology, etc.) which is totally devoid of all supernatural content. Gramsci did not want to destroy religion, but rather to neutralize all spiritual aspects and use what remains as a vehicle for the political struggle and socialism. Worship, faith, prayer, the sacraments would be replaced with what Gorbachev calls human values, human solidarity, abolition of social injustice, and the end to oppression of women, children, blacks, native peoples, homosexuals, the disabled, etc.
Gramsci therefore strategized a "convergence" of religion and socialism and takeover of the entire field where culture is elaborated and diffused (i.e., schools, universities, the media, Hollywood, etc.). Following Gramsci's strategy, the socialists of our day (in America, Europe, South Africa, and throughout the socialist culture)--come replete with socialist literature, films, plays, poetry, and various forms of art and music. The stage is now set in America (and throughout much of the West) where the closet communists are ready to build more openly upon this well-established superstructure.
It is important to note that the "new thinking" in the "old Soviet Union" (CIS); the "new South Africa" of F.W.de Klerk and Pik Botha; the "New Covenant" of Bill and Hillary Clinton, Al Gore and their entourage of socialist advisors and staffers, is based either directly or indirectly on the writings and strategies of Antonio Gramsci.
[ED. NOTE: It would be remembered that Bill Clinton has studied under the highly praised Italian socialists and communists. And it should also be remembered that many of Clinton's top advisors come from the Institute of Policy Study, an influential socialist group which follows the agenda of the Marxists and Gramscians].
This writer is reminded of a quote by John Stratchey, the former head of the British Labor Socialist Party and a communist, who said in the 1930s: "There cannot be a direct transition from capitalism to communism. First we must move to socialism, as a necessary stepping stone to communism".
Sun Tsu, the Chinese military strategist, wrote in 500 B.C. that "to conquer your enemy, you must destroy their will to resist". [H: How many of you are ALREADY "THERE"?] Of course, that will is destroyed if you can convert your enemy without him even knowing it. Eventually, it becomes impossible to oppose socialism. In "1984", Orwell said that the purpose of the new language, Newspeak, was to make opposition to Big Brother impossible to even conceive. Anyone who failed to embrace the "politically correct" socialist mentality was, by definition, mentally ill. It was not enough to destroy Winston Smith. It was necessary to turn him to the point where he would love Big Brother.
So, in the 1990s, America is plunging rapidly into Antonio Gramsci's socialist quagmire--not by accident--but by clever, well-orchestrated and well-financed design. Behind this socialist transformation of America (culturally, socially, politically, and economically) is the Liberal Eastern Establishment (epitomized by the socialist/globalist Trilateral Commission, Council on Foreign Relations, Club of Rome, Bilderbergers, Fabian Socialists, Socialist International, etc. Behind these groups is probably the centuries old Illuminati, with its occultic/Luciferian substructure.
The Clinton Administration, the Bush Administration, and the Carter Administration are (or were) wholly owned by these socialist/globalist groups, and the Nixon, Ford, and Reagan Administrations were partially owned by the same. Their goal: the immersion of America (and the West) into a socialist world government called the New World Order, on or before the year 2000. It will be replete with a "convergence" of the common interests of America and Russia; three major regional governments: 1) Europe (the U.S. of Europe--which came into being 12/31/92); 2) NACOM, the North American Common Market (the U.S., Canada, and Mexico)--which was launched by George Bush in 1992; and 3) a Japanese/Pacific Rim regional government.
Elements of this socialist New World Order include a global financial system (replete with a one world Central Bank and currency, global currency controls, and eventually a cashless, computerized society); one world environmental control (replete with global Environmental Protection Agency which can track down and punish corporate or individual "environmental criminals"); a one world economic system; one world population control (which will be anti-family, anti-reproduction, anti-children, and pro-homosexual, and which will lead the charge globally for abortion, euthanasia, and other population control measures). America is to be divided into ten regions under the New World Order (as per Richard Nixon's Government Reorganization Act (3/27/69) and Executive order 11649 (2/12/72). [H: Editors, please reprint the 10 district map of the U.S.] (See next page.)