Tuesday, December 19, 2006

Political Persecution in America: Case of Irene Adrian

June, 2002

My sister, Irene Adrian, is a survivor of the CIA MK Ultra program.

But she hasn't 'survived' it yet, for she is still being victimized by CIA. And like most survivors of these government black operations, she has been targeted for severe persecution.

The perpetrators of the mind control operations fear that the consequences of their violations of human rights will come home to roost if the survivors/victims speak out and reveal the brutal truth about how their lives have been co-opted and destroyed.

These criminals will do anything they think they can get away with to silence the victims and to keep control over every aspect of their lives. Their M.O. is well known to those who have been targeted for their 'neutralization' campaigns.

Their tactics are textbook classics of Psychological Operations:

Isolation....Alienation...Deprivation...Destabilization....Financial ruin.....Destruction of a target's health....Sabotage of all family and personal relationships.....and so it goes.....

Although Irene Adrian's case is not known to the public, that it is about to change right now. Because she is my sister, I probably know more about Irene's situation than anyone in this world, except Irene herself.

I have been witness to many strange and dreadful incidents throughout her life. And I will not allow one more day to go by in which the perpetrators of these atrocities can get away with torturing and harassing my sister, making her life a living hell, killing her piece by piece.

I had to talk Irene into it, and it took a long time, but she has finally given me permission to make her case public. She does not want public attention, but there seems little choice at this point and her story needs to be told; not only for her sake but for the many others who suffer in silence and who don't know where to turn for help.

At the moment, exposing this information, exposing some of the perpetrators, is the only assistance I am able to provide. I have no resources of my own, financial or otherwise.

CIA has driven me into a state of physical disability and financial destitution. It is all I can do to keep body and soul in one piece, a roof over my head, and stave off the wolf at the door; not to mention the spooks and goons, with whom I am in a constant exhausting battle which I can only compare to trench warfare.

In Irene's case, some of the past perpetrators of mind control and other human rights abuses come from the highest levels of the government and their cronies, including Ted Kennedy and Nelson Rockefeller.

Both my sister and myself were taken as children to William Jennings Bryan III, the notorious hypnotist and mind control programmer, widely believed to have programmed Sirhan Sirhan. (When Bryan died, CIA showed up within hours, confiscating all his personal effects and files.)

Please read on; please have an open mind and a compassionate heart. You may or may not be shocked at some of what I am going to tell you about what has happened --and continues to happen-- to my sister.

I don't doubt you will be horrified. But please understand that making Irene's case public may be the deciding factor in whether or not she is able to survive the devastating persecution she is subjected to on a daily basis. Her life may depend upon it.

Irene is shadowed by carloads of gov't agents wherever she goes: to the grocery store; to the park to walk her German shepherd, Solo; to the school where she teaches music. She can't leave the house without these packs of goons hot on her trail.

She wakes up with stun-gun marks and ugly cuts and bruises on her face and body, not remembering how they got there. She has been hit with electromagnetic weapons and she has been drugged. Psychotronic weapons (mind control technology) are being deployed against her. After these brutal assaults, much of her memory is wiped out, by drugs, hypnosis, and/or electronic means.

The perps apparently have no problem getting into her house, and even into her bedroom, though she locks herself into the room at night with deadbolts on the door.

Just a couple weeks ago, one of the thugs took a shot at her while she was walking her dog. The bullet whizzed by, not far from where they were standing, into a copse of nearby trees.

For some reason, the criminals who are persecuting my sister have also targeted her beloved dog, Solo. He too, has been repeatedly hit with electromagnetic weapons and stun guns and he has the scars to prove it.

I've seen those scars myself. When Irene visited me at my home in Woodstock in 1999, we took Solo to a local veterinarian. He was appalled by what he saw, and at first in a state of disbelief when my sister and I explained that the dog had been abused by these perpetrators.

The doctor later understood that we could not be lying: The evidence of severe abuse of this beautiful animal was right in front of his eyes.

But that's a common problem. Most people have a hard time believing that these abuses are being perpetrated on innocent, law abiding citizens or on their companion animals. Believe it. It's real, it's happening and it must be stopped.

Irene lives in Wilmington, North Carolina, in a private beach community. Shortly after she and her husband Steve Adrian, moved into their new house, the house right next door was purchased by a middle-aged couple, Ron and Marianne Cerra.

They told my sister that they were 'retired' from CIA. The Cerras have a boat, out on the Intercoastal Waterway which fronts the property where the houses are located . The boat is named 'Spies R Us'.

The roof of the Cerra residence is plastered with various antennae, hooked into assorted electronic devices. When Irene asked them the purpose for all the hardware, Ron Cerra claimed he was a 'ham radio operator'...a dubious story at best. Sounds like the story line from a grade B spy thriller, doesn't it? I only wish it were so.

The 'retired' CIA neighbors informed my sister that they know some of our family and had worked with them in various CIA operations. One of our CIA family members who knows them warned Irene, saying that the Cerras were not actually a married couple, and implying that they might be up to no good.

Irene cannot necessarily prove that her neighbors are involved in the abuses she suffers. Nonetheless, there is evidence and we are working to collect more. But considering the dire circumstances; my sister's failing heatlh from the relentless abuses and the constant invasions of her privacy, I have decided to name them.

If they don't like it, well then, let them sue me for libel. Bring it on!......

Being financially destitute, I'm 'judgment proof'.

The Cerras behaved, from the time they first moved into the house next door, in a very suspicious manner. During the first week, they came next door and told my sister's husband that they had locked themselves out of the house. They said they wanted to leave a set of keys with the Adrians, so that if such an incident occurred again, their neighbors (whom they barely knew) would have the keys at their ready disposal.

But it didn't end there. The Cerras also requested that they be given the keys to my sister's house. My sister's husband complied with this request and gave them the keys. So, the 'retired' CIA agents next door actually have a key to my sister's house!....figure that one out......

Since that time, quite a few years ago, my sister has many times woken from a drug induced state, seeing these 'retired' CIA operatives sitting by her bed. Giving her instructions to follow and even making fun of her for her spiritual faith.

In one such incident, Ron Cerra told Irene that she must do exactly what he told her to do. Irene responded that no, she would NOT do what Ron said. On the contrary, she told him she would do as she was instructed by Jesus Christ.

Cerra replied that as far as my sister was concerned HE, Ron Cerra, was Jesus Christ! And his 'wife' Marianne taunted, "Where is your God now, Irene "?

Now, I must say this, to show what kind of person my sister is. She has told me for years that she actually prays for the Cerras. I have to admit, my sister is a far better person than I could ever make claim to being.

If I had my d'ruthers, I'd just love to go down to North Carolina and break the door down, like a one-woman SWAT team, the Commando from Hell! After all, I'm a kick-ass kind of gal. And thanks to CIA, I have Delta Force level combat training.

The only thing that stops me from taking such extreme measures to rescue my sister is that (unlike the 'retired' CIA operatives) I am a law-abiding citizen.

The address of Ron and Marianne Cerra ('retired' CIA ):
Wilmington, North Carolina

Maybe these 'retired' CIA operatives would be willing to tell their side of the story....so just in case you'd like to give them a call:


Maybe now that they have been exposed, CIA will call them back in. Maybe my sister will get a break.

In the years since I have broken out of the black operations (1994) and gone public with my own case (1996) I have mostly kept quiet about my family members (CIA or not.)

My silence has been partly out of family loyalty, but more out of my desire to protect them. My sister feels pretty much the same way. My family connections are well known to those inside the intelligence community, as well as to certain friends and associates.

Unfortunately, one malicious individual, a provocateur named Brenda Negri (aka Ranger Rick), in one of her many attempts to compromise me and destroy my reputation, publicly named my family, the Percivals of Virginia, and insinuated that I was lying about being related to them.

I am not a liar. The Percivals are my family. But at this time I don't intend to discuss my family. Only to say that there is no animosity between me and them. They have never harmed me in any way. They have never refused to help me when asked. Although I haven't spoken to them since 1993, one year before I broke out of the operations, I still love them, pray for them and wish only the best for them.

As I'm sure you can imagine, there's much more to this story and it will all come out, just as fast as I can document it. There are many more names to be named. Some names you will recognize, others you may not.

But as God is my witness, I will do all in my power to stop these atrocities
and despicable violations of human rights. The Inviolability of Personhood is a GOD-GIVEN right!

Agencies of the U.S. government have been involved in perpetrating such vile transgressions for over fifty (50) years. What's worse, they continue, to this day, to violate the human and Constitutional rights of innocent, law-abiding citizens --with impunity.

The other day, I watched George W. Bush on television giving a speech about Homeland Security.

Mr. Bush intoned on and on about "freedom." He claims he is a lover of freedom.

But what freedom can we possibly expect to have, as a nation, when the government of that nation is targeting its own citizens --those very citizens who would speak out in defense of freedom?

Mr. Bush says he is going to "liberate the world" from terrorists.

Well, why doesn't he start right here at home?

Why doesn't he start by calling off the goons who are persecuting my sister, Irene Adrian, and hundreds (possibly thousands) of others?

Who are the REAL terrorists?

Barbara Hartwell
June 9, 2002

When the people fear the government, there is tyranny.
When the government fears the people, there is liberty.
--Thomas Jefferson

Monday, December 18, 2006

EXPOSED...PAM SCHUFFERT: That the Mouths of Liars May Be Stopped

December, 2003


Following (below) is a letter written to me by Pam Schuffert in June 2003, posted on Larry Lawson's newsgroup.

Larry Lawson is a malicious liar, who has been libeling me and my friend Stew Webb for two years, as well as publishing the lies of other criminal provocateurs, such as cross-dresser, sexual pervert and child porno freak Tim White; his cohorts scamster Shirley Anderson and government groupie, Fed-wannabe and psychopath Brenda Negri.

These criminals are all in collusion and working for ex-FBI agent Ted L. Gunderson in his COINTELPRO operation, meant to neutralize and discredit legitimate whistlebowers, such as myself, Stew Webb, ex-FBI agent Geral Sosbee and others.

Yet Pam continues to SUPPORT and ENDORSE Larry Lawson, who recently had Ted Gunderson on his radio program, and has now taken up Ted's defense against the rest of us being demonized by him and his gov't groupies.

I have recently been BANNED and CENSORED by GCN radio and by Rumor Mill News, for TELLING THE TRUTH about Ted Gunderson, his minions and his criminal operations.

I am risking my life to do this, to SAVE INNOCENT CHILDREN from Satanic and sexual abuse, yet most people are so cowardly, they want nothing to do with me.

They would rather demonize me to protect themselves from lawsuits filed by the criminals. It's pathetic.

And FYI, Larry Lawson is no "Christian". Far from it . Just like Charles Bruce Stewart, of the Oregon "Christian Coalition" (what a misnomer) another provocateur who has posted his lies and garbage about me on Larry Lawson's newsgroup. Christians do not bear false witness.

I once thought of Pam Scuffert as a friend and "sister in Christ"; but unfortunately, I now know otherwise. "Friends" do not spread lies, nor do they violate personal confidences. A "friend" does not presume to tell another what "God's will" for that person is!

I can assure you that Pam Schuffert does NOT know what she is talking about in this letter. It is NOT her place to decide what is the state of my psyche or my spiritual life. Who does she think she is?

My personal relationship with God is my OWN business and Pam has NO business even commenting on it, much less admonishing me. How dare she?

Pam Schuffert is a meddling busybody, interfering in people's lives, which she has no business doing.

I have NEVER "denied" Christ, to Pam, nor to anyone else. I only refuse to argue about religion and refuse to allow others to tell me what "God's will" is for me. No one knows my true heart but God, certainly not Pam Schuffert.

As for her comments telling me to "get a Bible"? I already have several, including a Family Bible I've had for many years, handed down to me by my mother, Andrea Jacque Percival.

And for Pam's edification, I have a doctorate degree in divinity from seminary school, since 1979, when I was also ordained and licensed as a minister in the states of New York and Connecticut. So I know my chapter and verse......

Just because I do not promote "religion" in my work as a journalist does NOT mean I don't KNOW GOD.

And I do not advertise my legitimate credentials by calling myself "Reverend Doctor" Barbara Hartwell either.....unlike some of these PHONY "Christians"...who would rather spend their time bragging how "Godly" they are, while demonizing good people whose lives are dedicated to serving God.

"Credentials" mean nothing to God. God is no respecter of persons.

Pam has also PUBLISHED information she was given IN CONFIDENCE by me and by my sister, Irene.

It seems Pam likes to get attention through fear-mongering and sensationalism and exploits the troubles of others to do so.

Pam Schuffert has also published LIES about me and my family, such as claiming I still work for CIA. Not true. I have been out of CIA since 1994.

She has also PUBLICLY MISREPRESENTED a situation involving CIA operatives Ronald and Mary Ann Cerra, of Wilmington, North Carolina, whom I exposed as criminal perpetrators of mind control, satanism and other atrocities.

Pam claimed that I and my bodyguard Jeff Swedenburg, ran away from NC because we were afraid of these criminals. NOT TRUE.

The truth is, we had no money to pay motel bills to stay in the area, and had no choice but to leave. We helped my sister as best we could, while NOBODY HELPED US....NOBODY.

We had no backup at all (except for God and the angels) and were being tailed across the country by FBI and CIA goons.

The so-called "Christians" to whom we appealed for help were the WORST, when it came to standing up for us. They were all cowards . They did not want any dealings with us because they were afraid of satanists and CIA.

Personally, I have NEVER backed off from a battle with satanists or CIA IN MY LIFE! I only survived all these years of fighting them through the grace of God.

And Jeff and I were able to BUST UP a Satanic ceremony in North Carolina, which sent all the CIA satanists running for cover, THROUGH THE GRACE OF GOD.

Pam was one of those "Christians" who was afraid of what they would do to her, so she kept her distance.

Pam has compromised my security and caused a lot of trouble for me and my family. She has also turned against Stew Webb, a former friend of hers, just as she did to me.

I also received a letter from Fred and Katy Sasse, who described the hellish ordeal Pam Schuffert put them through, descending upon them, moving into their home; interfering in their lives; draining their bank account; violating their confidence by PUBLISHING private information which she had no business doing. Just as she did regarding confidential information shared with her in good faith, by my sister Irene.

What Pam Schuffert is doing is an outrage!...She needs to learn to mind her own business; and to stop preaching AT and judging others; to stop telling others what "God's will" is for them.

Only GOD knows that, NOT Pam Schuffert.

And if Pam REALLY wants to "love" others she should stop violating their privacy and personal boundaries and treat them with respect.

I can only imagine that when Pam reads this report she will come out with more LIES about me and others.

I would advise anyone who reads Pam Schuffert's "reports" to use a LARGE dose of discernment. She does NOT know what she is talking about and has done a lot of damage to good people, including REAL Christians.

"By their fruits shall you know them".

Barbara Hartwell
December 2, 2003

Posted on Larry Lawson's Newsgroup:

Pam Schuffert
An Open Letter to Barbara Hartwell With Love.....
Mon Jun 23 2003 10:41:03 am

Just thought I would let you know that I am praying for you often, and frankly have stayed away from the mudslinging that has been going on, on the internet. Even if people do NOT profess to be Christians, I do not believe in the mudslinging I have witnessed the past several months in which your name has been involved. Jesus did not deal with the lost for whom He was concerned in this manner.

I deal with people in love, especially if they do NOT profess to believe in Jesus Christ or the Gospel. And since I have no REAL personal documentation confirming the present mudslinging and name calling going on, I am simply staying clear and praying about everything instead.

Regardless of everything, I continue to pray for you, Barbara, and for your sister Irene and her safety as well. I remain concerned.

Barbara, I will say this in love. If one of the factors in your denial of Jesus Christ and rejecting of Him happens to be BECAUSE of the great persecutions and terminations of Christian in the future, as "RESISTERS OF THE NEW WORLD ORDER," (and every former CIA person knows all about this and what is soon to come) I encourage you to obtain a Bible a Bible and open it and read verses such as "And do NOT fear those who can ONLY DESTROY THE BODY, and then do no more. Rather, FEAR GOD Who can destroy both body and soul in HELL. Yes, I say unto you, FEAR HIM." (Words of Jesus Christ.) Apart from Him, Barbara, you HAVE no forgiveness and NO salvation.

And there is ONE THING WORSE than all the NWO Satanists/CIA can do to you for one's faith in God and Jesus Christ, and that is FOR A SOUL TO PERISH ETERNALLY, in ETERNAL TORMENT.

This is why I frankly have NO FEAR of facing the persecution and martyrdom I know is to come, especially for my faith in Jesus Christ, under the NEW WORLD ORDER/MARTIAL LAW.

Christians have died as martyrs, gladly suffering and dying throughout the centuries past for remaining FAITHFUL TO JESUS CHRIST THEIR SAVIOR, realizing that TO PERISH ETERNALLY WAS A FATE FAR WORSE than all their persecutors and tormentors could EVER force upon them.

I have chosen to utterly reject my father's legacy of sell-out to the NWO and Satanism in the USAF, and instead to embrace Jesus Christ and the cross...knowing that my soul's salvation is far more important than preserving even my life and freedom and all that I have.

I have chosen to REJECT Illuminati bloodline on my mother's side (BUSH Illuminati bloodline thru Levi Redfield) and reject the foolish Satanism my relatives on HER side have gotten involved with, and instead to embrace the lover and Savior of my soul, Jesus Christ.

I frankly don't care at this point what God permits them to do to me for my open resistance to their Satanist NEW WORLD ORDER agenda. I only know that the salvation of my eternal soul is worth any price.

And so I remain concerned for you and your spiritual state, and continue to pray for you, with love.

God bless you and open your heart to the truth, for the sake of your eternal soul,

-Pam Schuffert

A Matter of Honor: My Resignation from Rumor Mill News

Note: The names of some of the criminal perpetrators, liars, slanderers, NWO lackeys, government disinformers and useful idiots, which had been censored on RMN (as well as in this report) are: Brenda Negri; Ted Gunderson; Tim White; Larry Lawson; Ken Adachi; Alex Jones; John DeCamp.

[Please see other reports on this site for details.]

Since this report was published, I'm sorry to have to say that I have lost all respect for Rayelan Allan, editor of Rumor Mill News. She has accused me of being CIA; of running a Psy Op on Rumor Mill News; and most outrageous, of being in collusion with the notorious Brenda Negri, who Rayelan and certain of her New Age cohorts insisted was also "CIA."

Never in my life have I heard such an absurd (and insulting!) notion. Brenda Negri is a "007 wannabe", intelligence/law enforcement groupie, and a whackjob, nothing more. Except, of course, a criminal.

Negri bears a striking resemblance to Tim White, another government stooge. Both have precisely the same M.O. --criminal harassment, stalking, promoting libelous falsehoods about their targets-- disinformation which has been fed to them by de facto government operatives, such as COINTELPRO Ted L. Gunderson.

In fact, Rayelan was intimidated by Ted Gunderson and Tim White, when they began to make harassing phone calls to her about Barbara Hartwell's reports, exposing them as criminals.

Rayelan showed herself to be a coward and made me into her scapegoat, rather than standing up for the Truth.

Ken Adachi, editor of a New Age government-disinfo website; and Gunderson's primary PR shill, who writes and publishes libelous disinformation about legitimate whistleblowers, has been promoting the lie for years, that Rayelan dropped Barbara Hartwell, when in fact it was the other way around, as evidenced by this report.

Adachi has also taken to publishing some of Rayelan's New Age disinformation on his own website.

And lastly, Todd Brendan Fahey, pathological liar, psychotic stalker, blackmailer, identity thief, degenerate alcoholic and all-around criminal perp, is another "news agent" on Rumor Mill News, whom Rayelan has defended; specifically in relation to Fahey's outrageous lies about Barbara Hartwell.

Fahey later teamed up with Tim White and Brenda Negri, in their libel campaign against Barbara Hartwell.

Fahey also became a PR shill for John DeCamp (along with Tim White) when DeCamp made his threats all over the World Wide Web to file a lawsuit against Barbara Hartwell. Naturally, Ken Adachi also began to feature Fahey's libelous falsehoods about Barbara Hartwell as "news items."

All of these unscrupulous government disinfo liars are in bed with each other. Their alliance is based on fear and fear-mongering; on coverups of their own unscrupulous actions and in certain cases, crimes.

It is a sort of "protection racket" being run by government criminals such as Ted Gunderson and John DeCamp. Anyone who wants "protection" must fall in line and jump aboard the Disinformation Train.

They must sell their souls; abandon and betray their friends and allies; bear false witness against true defenders of Liberty and expositors of government crime and corruption.

Let them sue me; let them continue with their threats (including on my life); let the hyenas keep circling their quarry; and the liars keep spouting their outrageous lies.

But I will continue to expose them, and to fight their evil, until God sends the chariot to take me home!

Barbara Hartwell
December 18, 2006

November, 2003


For the past few months I have been debating the question of whether or not I should resign my agent status at Rumor Mill News.

This question revolved around major changes I observed at RMN, which to me were disturbing in nature, mostly related to what I can only describe as a "New Age Coup"; in which collectivist/consensus attitudes and behaviors, such as "group therapy" on the Forum, had encroached to such a degree that these unfortunate attitudes replaced what I remembered fondly as the Rumor Mill News of old --where news agents were free to speak their minds, report on their various areas of personal and professional expertise; expound upon their personal truths and even verbally "slug it out" from time to time-- without interference and with few administrative restrictions or "backlash" for unpopular or politically incorrect views.

The only ironclad "rule" that I was made aware of was NO AD HOMINEM ATTACKS upon ANOTHER AGENT of RMN.

I was given to understand that otherwise, there were no restrictrions, except those which were criminal or otherwise illegal in nature, a given in any situation where law-abiding people run a website. Since I considered this rule eminently fair and reasonable; and since I do not engage in ad hominem tactics of any kind, this was an easy rule for me to follow and I respected it.

Yesterday, after receiving a letter from Rayelan re some issues recently raised, in which new "rules" and restrictions were outlined, applying to my posting privileges, I decided I must leave, rather than allow such restrictions to be imposed, which would deny me freedom of speech. For me, it is a matter not only of principle, but more importantly, of honor.

I will get more into that shortly, but to sum up, seemingly arbitrary decisions were made (and apparently by consensus of parties unknown to me, behind the scenes) regarding myself ONLY; which had not been implemented, nor publicly cited as a matter of policy for ALL news agents.

In other words, censorship and discrimination against my personal viewpoints, methods and certain issues which in the past, I have had the freedom to regularly address as a news agent on RMN.

This will be my last article here as a news agent. Though I will be sad to leave, under the circumstances, I have no choice. I have made it clear that I WOULD resign under certain circumstances and those circumstances have now solidly manifested.

It is important to me to explain my reasons for resigning as a matter of public record, on RMN, in the hope of reducing the erroneous speculation and unwarranted assumptions regarding me which seem to have abounded, of late, here at RMN and elsewhere. At least readers will have heard it from me personally, and not from rumor or on the Internet grapevine. For me, it is a matter of personal policy to always tell the truth and give the facts about any given issue.

I first came on board at RMN in 2001, at Rayelan's invitation. It took me awhile (about two years) to accept her invitation, simply because I am not a "joiner" by nature and have never been comfortable with group interactions.

Basically, I am only interested in CONTRIBUTING MATERIAL on any given website, including my own, and letting the readers make of it what they will. My interest does not extend into any sort of "networking" with other news agents or with the reading public, at least not as something that would be required of me in relation to my role as news agent or contributor.

I agreed to join RMN as an agent only because I was assured that I could maintain my autonomy as an independent investigative journalist (work I had been doing for over 25 years) while enjoying the benefits of having my work published on Rumor Mill News.

I had hoped it would be a mutually beneficial arrangement, for myself and RMN. Looking back, in large measure, it HAS been for me, and I can only hope that for the most part, has been as well for RMN.

At that time (before becoming a RMN news agent) Rayelan had been selectively publishing some of my articles on the Forum for a couple years, but most of my writing was published elsewhere, both on the Internet and in newspapers and hardcopy periodicals. As a RMN agent, I have been here almost three (3) years.

What I always liked best about RMN was that there was such a diverse and eclectic collection of news agents, and such a wide variety of topics and viewpoints discussed on the Forum. Being someone who has never espoused any "party-line" politics, nor embraced any form of religious orthodoxy, I felt somewhat more comfortable having my material posted on RMN than on several of the other high-traffic sites that simultaneously published my work.

Because the topics I address --and the method in which I address them-- are perhaps more controversial, and I daresay "risky" than most, I have encountered much opposition over the years from people in various "camps" because I refused to "toe the line"; join up with any collectives; or conform to the established or "politically correct" position being promoted by any one of these groups, camps or warring political factions, be they the "Christians"; the "New Agers"; the "Liberals"; the "Conservatives"......etc.

Yes, "labels" but certainly not of my making; rather, it was how these various groups often defined THEMSELVES.

As those regular readers of my articles know, I am outspoken, direct, brutally blunt and do not defer to personal diplomacy when addressing persons or issues.

This may be regarded as a fatal flaw by some, but it is just the way I am. One freind of mine described me as an "equal opportunity offender" and I guess he was right about that. I don't care if someone is my best friend, a blood relative, or my worst enmey --I say what I mean and let the chips fall where they may. Good thing I'm not in politics, I wouldn't last a day.

My raison d' etre, at least as a journalist, is simple and clear: TO FIGHT THE NWO, and its diabolical agenda of global slavery and totalitarianism. To defend the Constitution, as a free and sovereign citizen of the U.S.of A. To expose government corruption and human rights abuses, doing my damnedest, even as only one person, to do my part to put as many bad guys as possible OUT OF BUSINESS, including the ones who now occupy the White House and their cronies in The Olympic Cartel aka the New World Order.

Having come from both a personal and family background in the intelligence community, I have had more "opportunities" (if such a word applies) than most to witness firsthand, and experience some of the worst abuses of human rights and corruption which are, regrettably, pervasive and deeply-entrenched in our government; and which go against the grain of everything I believe in and which the Founders of this country fought for, died for and held sacred.


This is what I believe in, and am willing to die for, if necessary. And I will NOT compromise my principles in defending these rights and freedoms for ANY reason, no matter the consequences to myself.

Now, I refer the readers to the Rumor Mill News Prime Directive, which serves as a sort of mission statement as to the purpose of RMN.

[To reveal and thereby thwart the plans of the worldwide conspiracy that wants to destroy our civilization and replace it with a feudal slave state. RM News refers to this collective conspiracy as the New World Order.

To fulfill the Prime Directive,RMNews publishes articles and information that could be construed as damaging to:

Criminal enterprises run by elected and/or appointed government officials

Treasonous politicians, bureaucrats and corporations

International racketeers who masquerade as Federal Reserve, IMF and World bankers

Rumor Mill News Agency comes under attack on a regular basis because we reveal the secret agendas and secret plans of politicians, bureaucrats and governments worldwide.]

Considering the Prime Directive, I am at a loss to understand how, in following it, as consistent with my own aims, as described above, I have somehow incurred the restrictions and rules which would STOP me from fulfilling that very directive.

Let me get right to the point. I have been told by Rayelan that I am no longer allowed to mention certain names of perpetrators who engage in criminal conspiracies to thwart freedom and to obstruct justice; who are involved in persecuting and criminally harassing whistleblowers and political activists; including myself.

Some are former and current government officials and some are their dupes, toadies and minions, but they are ALL working FOR the NWO in some way, shape or form. They are all bad guys, all liars, whose purpose is to destroy, discredit, demonize and demoralize their targets.

They are involved in such unconscionable and criminal activities as illegal drugs and weapons deals; blackmail; bribery; child pornography and prostitution; computer hacking; money laundering; mind control operations; murder and in one form or another TREASON.

I won't mention them by name here, since a directive has been issued --in no uncertain terms-- that I REFRAIN from naming them on RMN ever again. I will be publishing this report WITH the names included, on other websites and newsgroups, but I will respect Rayelan's wishes by not including them here.

Recently, as some of you know, I was banned from Genesis Communications Network by certain of its executives for TELLING THE TRUTH about certain former well-known and high-ranking government officials and their minions and hirelings, on The Floyd Report, hosted by Jeremy Floyd.

Jeremy quit his job at GCN rather than knuckle under to these executives. He has stated publicly since that time that he made his decision to leave GCN on moral principles and in defense of the first amendment rights of both a talk show host, and the guest, which were summarily denied and violated by the executives of GCN.

Shortly thereafter, the cover up began, when certain officials and representatives of GCN falsely claimed and promoted the lie that Jeremy had been FIRED from his job.

The cronies, minions and provocateurs then went into high gear, demonizing, slandering and libeling myself, Jeremy Floyd and Stew Webb, who was also deemed persona non grata at GCN for exposing the truth about government corruption, past and present.

On radio and in print, we were called disinfo specialists; government spooks; frauds; FBI/CIA plants. I myself was dubbed The Disinfo Queen by one such loud-mouthed fool who claims to be a "Christian Patriot" on his Yahoo! newsgroup.

It should be noted that Stew Webb and I have extensive documentation for what we have exposed, as well as many years of direct observation and either direct or peripheral involvement with some of the perpetrators and their criminal schemes and operations.

We do not work from speculation or unsubstantiated surmises or theories. We DO work with facts, hard evidence, the testimony of reliable, truthful witnesses and trustworthy sources, some of whom are still inside the workings of the "beast".

We are literally RISKING OUR LIVES to bring forward this vital information and expose this corruption. Both Stew and myself, as well as some of our colleagues who have stood with us in solidarity to expose and STOP government corruption, and DEFEND THE CONSTITUTION, such as Ex-FBI agent Geral Sosbee, have had repeated attempts on our lives, as well as persecution so brutal that most people would never be able to bear up under it.

The perps have destroyed our finances, driven us into bankruptcy and financial destitution; compromised our health with attacks of various high-tech weaponry, shootings, poisonings; interfered in our personal and family relationships, wreaking havoc; blacklisted us from gainful employment in our various professions.

One of the criticisms made about me by Rayelan in her recent letter to me was that she was getting letters from readers, complaining about me and demanding to know WHY I was "allowed" to post articles re a certain person.

This individual happens to be one of the worst offenders in criminally harassing, stalking, libeling and slandering myself and many other legitimate journalists, activists and whistleblowers, including Rayelan herself. She is "employed" by corrupt gov't and former gov't officials as a low-level perp and provocateur.

I was also told by Rayelan:

"There is a new rule at RMN...No more personal vendettas on Rumor Mill News by anyone. That is NOT the purpose of Rumor Mill News."

First of all, no such "new rule", to my knowledge, was ever brought to the attention of the news agents collectively, thus giving us the choice of resigning our status as agents if we felt that it was arbitrary and unfair, as I do.

Secondly, with all due respect to Rayelan, "personal vendettas" have no place in my professional life, nor in what I write about. If one of the perps is engaging in criminal harassment against me and is serving the masters in the NWO, then I have ALWAYS exposed these perps, and will continue to do so, though I will no longer be doing it on RMN.

Just because my writings on certain individuals are PERCEIVED by Rayelan or others as a "personal vendetta" does not make it so; nor will it influence me in making my decisions, about WHAT or WHOM to expose, and WHAT or WHOM NOT to expose; nor HOW I do so.

I was also given examples of some of the comments of RMN readers, in relation to my exposes of this one perpetrator in particular.

Rayelan wrote:

"Barbara, even your supporters and fans have written to ask what has happened to you? They no longer read you. They feel sorry for you."

Well, as I've always made very clear, I am NOT looking for sympathy. If certain people, for whatever reason, "feel sorry" for me, so be it. That is their problem , not mine.

I have no concern what they may think about me, one way or another. And I am not about to compromise my principles so that I can please them or gain their approval. My work is NOT about people-pleasing, or allowing a "consensus" of readers or administrators to determine my actions, but about FIGHTING THE NWO and any and all evildoers connected with them.

I do not work for the readers of RMN, nor for the administrators of RMN. Up until today I was simply an independent journalist affilated with but NOT in the EMPLOY OF, Rumor Mill News.

And even if I were receiving a salary for my work, I would still make the same decisions, on principle.

Now, here follow a few of the letters sent by RMN readers. I have deleted the names mentioned, which I have been disallowed to post here and replaced them with X.

[Hi Zapper, or Ray---

I am a constant and regular reader of the forum----and it does an incredible job--- I also used to be a big fan of Barbara hartwell's...but...

I am getting pretty sick and tired of watching the petty cat-fight between Barbara and (her paranoid obsesssion with) X . I don't think anyone but Barbara Hartwell knows or cares who X, alias X etc is.. and they wouldn't know....except for the constant complaining and whining of Barbara.

I don't think anyone reads X's stuff, or is influenced by her---yet Barbara Hartwell is obsessed with letting us all know how she constantly oppresses her and libels her. Heck any reader could write pages about people that are insulting them or "libeling" them....but it's not worth putting in Rumor Mill News. Isn't enough --enough? Can't Barbara get over her obsession....or carry it on privately ...so we don't all feel like voyeurs in her spitting match? I can't even open Hartwell's stuff anymore for fear of getting more worthless drivel....so I'm sure I miss some of her important stuff...but maybe not.

Thanks for listening. Just an observation.]


Why do you let Barbara Hartwell continue to post that junk about X? I'm sick of seeing it there. No one cares about X. Doesn't Barbara understand the real purpose of the Forum?

It's not about airing personal problems it's about trying to put together current events so we can figure out what is really going on. Her posts of X don't help us in our fight. It doesn't help Barbara either. Doesn't she see how pathetic it makes her look? You need to talk to her about this. If not you, then who?]

Rayelan has spoken to me about this and as a result, after having been given the ultimatum by Rayelan that I must cease and desist from naming certain names, or pursuing certain lines of inquiry and issues, my decision is to resign rather than subject myself to censorship or consensus decisions by uninformed and unknown parties, as to what I "should" or "should not" be doing or writing.

The reader's comment on the "cat fight" was particularly objectionable to me, as it was clearly sexist in nature. I do not get into "cat fights" with anyone, be they male or female. Both sexes are treated the same by me, when they engage in wrongdoing aganst me. And I have no such "obssession" as was opined by a reader.

I always mind my own business, that is, until someone tries to interfere with me in any way. When they do, I give a warning to cease and desist. If the warning is disregarded by the perpetrator, as in this case, I defend myself and other targets in any way I see fit, always under the color of law and in line with the moral absolutes I adhere to.

I won't bother addressing or refuting any more of these silly comments, as they speak for themselves. As always, readers are free to draw their own conclusions and believe what they will, whether they understand the true nature of the situation or not, and I am aware that many do not.

I rarely have posted readers' comments in SUPPORT of me, though I have received many more of those letters, than criticism. Again, I see no purpose to it, as what the readers think or believe is not of concern to me. Those who have eyes to see or ears to hear, or are kindred spirits who share my basic values, will "get it". Many others will not. But that's life.....

What IS of concern to me is that I continue to do what I need to do, with no interference, no censorship and no collective of busybodies, especially those of the New Age persuasion, breathing down my neck.

I have great admiration and respect for Rayelan and still consider her a very dear friend. That will not change, at least not on my part, even though, for the moment it appears that she and I have irreconcilable differences which would prevent us from continuing a professional association. Perhaps that will change in future, perhaps not.

I have also been fortunate to meet a few people at RMN, both readers and agents, with whom I have developed solid friendships, for which I am very grateful.

But at this time, for the reasons outlined here, I must say farewell to Rumor Mill News.

I wish you all, readers and agents, the best, and all of God's blessings.

Barbara Hartwell

November 22, 2003


I have provided my e-mail address for those who might want to contact me in reference to professional matters only, such as interest in publishing my articles.

I respectfully request that readers NOT send e-mail for any other purpose. Unfortunately my polite requests have been ignored by several RMN readers, who continued to send their unsolicited advice, amateur psychoanalysis, complaints, etc.

Please, no mail of this nature.

Thank you for your consideration.

Sunday, December 17, 2006

The Anatomy of Psy Ops: Witchcraft & Classic Torture

June, 2004

Be not deceived; God is not mocked: for whatsoever a man soweth, that shall he also reap.

--Galatians 6:7


I don't read Rumor Mill News much anymore. For the past year or so, the quality of content has been steadily and rapidly deteriorating. The overwhelming majority of the so-called "news agents" (both old and new) could not be defined as "journalists" by even the most lax of standards.

And what passes for "news"?....well, go take a look for yourself.

Typically, some dopey New Ager inquiring: "Does anyone feel spaced-out today?" Followed by a number of equally spaced-out responses, ruminating on the possibilites: The moon is shifting its position. Maybe outer-space aliens are beaming messages of spiritual enlightenment into their heads. Or maybe, the villains of "Faction 1" are assaulting them with exotic weaponry they stole from the aliens.

Yeah, I sure do feel spacey. Just slogging through the inanities is enough to turn the most hard-headed reader into a space cadet.

But aside from the silliness of the mush-brained New Age/liberal crowd who have taken over the Forum, there is a more sinister aspect to RMN about which anyone who cares in the least about our God-given individual human rights and liberties should have grave concern.


For example, RMN's political campaign last year supporting the gun-grabbing movie star, Arnold Schwartzenegger, for governor of California. They really jumped on the bandwagon for that one.

More recently, Rayelan declared herself as an apologist for the treasonous Patriot Act, citing her belief (based on top secret communications from her "inside sources") that George W. Bush is really a part of "Faction 2", his noble plan being to save us all from the NWO.

Not surprising, since Rayelan had publicly admonished --and even banned-- certain of the "agents" for too much "Bush-bashing". The welcome mat at RMN was rolled right out for the psychopathic traitor and the coterie of recycled political cronies pulling his strings.

Some ridiculous reason or other was always provided as to why the readers should consider these absurd theories. Then, Joe Vialls was banned by RMN, after a melodramatic tongue-lashing from Rayelan, for his criticism of war crimes by U.S. Marines in Fallujah. Can't have that! War crimes be damned. No, after all, Rayelan's husband is an ex-marine. Semper Fi!


So, just to keep an eye on the latest government-friendly disinformation being promoted, every once in a while I decide to surf in to RMN and take a look. Today, I was horrified (but not the least surprised) to find the following article, dated June 4:


RMN editor, Rayelan Allan, author of the post, poses this question : [Rayelan's quotes are in brackets]

[Why are the soldiers at Abu Ghraib being called torturers for a few isolated incidents of beating prisoners. How many actual "beatings" were there?]

So, even ONE "beating" isn't enough to incite outrage?

Next, this excerpt, an obvious attempt to minimize and trivialize the vile abuses committed by American soldiers:

[On going, everyday beatings, like the ones our POWs experienced in viet Nam, ARE torture. But how many prison guards in California have been called "Torturers" for beating prisoners? How many policemen are called torturers for using a billyclub or a few fists to subdue a prisoner? How many high school students who kick, punch and beat "pledges" during "initiation ceremonies" are called torturers? Why are the soldiers at Abu Ghraib being called torturers for a few isolated incidents of beating prisoners. How many actual "beatings" were there?]

The reader is encouraged to view the abuses "by the numbers" rather than on principle, by the true nature of the crime and its intent.

[Isn't it time to start calling what happened at Abu Ghraib by a truly descriptive name...
For the most part the guards were TORMENTING the prisoners...they were NOT torturing them!!]

According to Rayelan's definition of "classic torture" (bamboo stakes under the nails; being fed into a shredder; lashings with barbed wire, etc.) given in the opening of the article, the torturers are not REALLY torturers at all. No, it is really nothing to worry about, they are just "tormentors". Maybe, something like "being just a little bit pregnant"?

Finally in the coup de grace, the readers are admonished to get with the (gov't-sponsored) program:

[Come on...at least here on RMN, let's call what happened in Abu Ghraib by REAL names...let's not continue to perpetuate the media lies.]

Nothing to worry about here. Looks like RMN has already got those "media lies" covered.

[Lindy tormented the prisoners at Abu Ghraib...Compared to what Saddam's people did to our prisoners her actions can in no way be called torture.]

Oh no? I think any sane, ethical and reasonable individual would vehemently disagree. And when you start "comparing" atrocities, eventually you'll end up believing anything goes, as long as you can convince yourself that the enemies' abuses are worse than yours.

[Can't you wake up and realize that you have been subjected to a NWO psyop? Those of you who still believe the word "torture" applies to what went on at Abu Ghraib need to get "de-programmed" from the NWO controlled media's psyops that many people fell for.]

Okay, time to wake up folks!....it was just another Psy Op by the NWO. What else is new?

According To Rayelan, anything that ever happens is the result of "NWO Psy Ops". I guess we can all breathe a sigh of relief now and go back to our moon-gazing and tarot readings. After all, we need to remember that in Rumor Mill World, the truth is a lie and a lie is the truth.

And if you haven't yet been "programmed" you might well be if you continue subjecting yourself to this convoluted logic and fascistic pop-psychology.

[Just one's woman's opinion.]

Maybe so, but if she's lucky and plays her cards right, she'll suck in at least a few more stooges as recruits for "Faction 2". Most of the "news agents" have already sold the farm and signed up. And if they don't "wake up", maybe they'll get zapped! by "hobie", the mild-mannered news agent who doubles as "Zapper". That'll teach 'em to conform.

Unbelievable. Truly, truly unbelievable.


But unfortunately, there's more where that came from. Not only are we asked to believe that torture is not really torture; but also that Rumor Mill News has enemies lurking behind every bush, so of course it's A-okay to solicit the talents of evil witches to put "curses" on anyone daring to disagree with the party-line touted by Rumor Mill News.

The following quote is from another article by Rayelan last month, in which she claims that a major Psy Op by these dastardly "enemies" is being run against Rumor Mill News :

[I can't think of a curse that is bad enough to throw at the people who are behind this. I sincerely hope that one of the many witches who reads RMN will create the appropriate curse to launch at these people. The best I do right now is pray that they get to experience 100 times over, the things they are doing to me.]

Having reached this point in my report, I have sat here for the past ten minutes and I must admit, I'm just about speechless.

NWO Psy Ops. Torture that is not torture. War crimes that are happening, but not really happening, since they involve the U.S. Marines. Witches throwing evil curses on the "enemies" of Rumor Mill News.

It all just seems crazy to me, so I can only wonder about the sanity (not to mention the integrity) of the people promoting these horrific scams.

But mark my words: There is a method to their madness. And behind the method there is someone, somewhere, with something to gain. Is this "someone" who Rayelan is "praying" to?

And I have to wonder, who could that someone possibly be?

Barbara Hartwell

June 6, 2004

Osama Bin Laden & Promis Software

July, 2003


I received this article from Eric Jewell. As I wrote back to him, I am very familiar with these issues and with all of the 'players' he mentions here. I also have a large file of documents (copies, from the offices of defense contractors; military and gov't agencies) which came from Michael Riconisciuto's files and which were given to journalist Cheri Seymour AKA Carol Marshall (author of The Last Circle) by Riconisciuto's wife; and then came to me via journalist Virginia McCollough.

Virginia sent these documents to me as evidence for an investigation I was doing after I broke off my professional relationship with Ted L. Gunderson due to 'irreconcilable differences'....last I heard, Ted was telling people I'm still being handled by CIA. Which by the way, is not true. (Shame on you, Ted!)

But anyway, that's a story for another time....and I hope Eric doesn't mind that I wrote this little preface to his article.

Check it out, and decide for yourself.......

Note from Eric Jewell:

Hi Barbara

I am Eric Jewell, author of "Christianity and the N.W.O. The Unholy Alliance". That series and several other of my articles have been featured on the Jeff Rense site and several other sites. I am submitting the following article to you concerning Osama Bin Ladin and the implications concerning the fact that he has obtained promis software, further showing his connections present day with U.S. Intelligence. If you run this please let me know, you have my permission. If you need further verification concerning any statement in the following article i will send it immediately.

Thank you
Osama Bin Laden and Promis[e] Software

By Eric Jewell



Fox news yesterday flashed breaking news, which will undoubtedly be quickly killed in the popular media because of the embarrassing implications on our intelligence agencies and the Bush family in particular. Osama Bin Laden has obtained a version of "Promis[e] software" from the FBI by way of Russia.

The History of "Promis[e]"

Promise software resembles what we know as NCIC, which is software used by police agencies in the U.S., which creates a database with the ability to track or identify individuals. In 1983 under the Reagan administration, Earl Brian, representing the UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE, contacted Bill Hamilton, owner of "Inslaw". The Justice Department contracted Inslaw to create and later modify the software so that it could be used by Intelligence agencies and another version to be used by financial institutions such as BCCI.

Michael Riconosciuto was a government operative chosen by the Justice Department who actually made the modifications according to secret government specifications. These modifications were made at the Cabazon Indian reservation where at the same time Robert Booth Nichols oversaw the manufacture of arms and ammunition supplied to Ollie North in his now infamous guns for drugs scandal. One Al Holbert who was also an Israeli Intelligence officer recruited Riconosciuto into the CIA out of Stanford University in the 1960’s.

One "modification" Michael was responsible for was the creation of a back door that could be accessed by anyone in the government who knew the code. Of course those who knew were very few and consisted of the darker elements of our government who have been instrumental in moving us toward the New World Order. This made it possible for factions within the US government to access any financial institution or intelligence agency computer undetected with just a few keystrokes giving them the ability to add, change, or delete files at will.

According to Riconosciuto, Wackenhut Security, whose board has for years been occupied by former Reagan and Bush cabinet members, was very instrumental in obtaining high tech software for the government, and what happened later to Inslaw fits perfectly with their mode of operation. While being interviewed by Carol Marshal, author of "The Last Circle", Riconosciuto informed her,…"Basically, what you have is a group of politically well connected people through Wackenhut who wanted to get juicy defense contracts when Ronald Reagan got elected president. And they did! They also preyed on high tech start up companies, many of them out of Silicon Valley in California.

"They saw technology that they wanted and they either forced the companies into bankruptcy or waited on the sidelines, like vultures, and picked them up for pennies after they were bankrupt."

Indeed After "Promise" was finished the Justice Department reneged on payment for the software. Inslaw had invested millions developing "Promise" and was forced into bankruptcy.

In a sworn affidavit (1) Lester Coleman testified for the Inslaw company in their suit against the Justice Department. Coleman lived in Iran and was recruited by the Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA) in 1984. He states in his sworn testimony...

"(6) During my two stints as a DIA covert intelligence officer seconded to the DEA in Nicosia, Cyprus, I became aware of the fact that DEA was using its proprietary company, Euramae Trading Company, Ltd. to sell computer software called PROMISE or PROMIS to the drug abuse control agencies of various countries in the Middle East, including Cyprus, Pakistan, Syria, Kuwait and Turkey.

"(7) I personally witnessed the unpacking at the Nicosia, Cyprus, Police Force Narcotics Squad of boxes containing reels of computer tapes and computer hardware. The boxes bore the name and red logo of a Canadian corporation with the words `PROMISE' or `PROMIS' and `Ltd' in the company name.

"(8) The DEA objective in inducing the implementation of this computerized PROMIS[E] system in the drug abuse control agencies of the Middle East countries was to augment the drug control resources available to the United States Government by making it possible for the United States Government to access sensitive drug control law enforcement and intelligence files of these Middle East governments.

"(9) It is also my understanding that third party funds were generally made available for the purchase of these computer software and hardware systems. One third party funding source was the United Nations Fund for Drug Abuse Control in Vienna, Austria.

"(10) As DEA Country Attaché for Cyprus, Michael T. Hurley had overall responsibility for both the Euramae Trading Company, Ltd. and its initiative to sell PROMIS[E] computer systems to Middle East countries for drug abuse control.

"(11) In 1990, DEA reassigned Hurley to a DEA intelligence position in Washington State.

"(12) I became aware in 1991 that Michael Riconosciuto, known to me as a longtime CIA asset, was arrested in Washington State by DEA for the manufacturing of illegal chemical drugs. I had also become aware of the fact that Riconosciuto had made a sworn statement, prior to his arrest, about his participation in a covert U.S. intelligence initiative to sell Inslaw's PROMISE software to foreign governments.

"(13) In light of Hurley's personal involvement in the U.S. Government's covert intelligence initiative to sell PROMIS[E] software to foreign governments and his reassignment to a DEA intelligence position in Washington State in advance of the DEA's arrest of Riconosciuto, the arrest of Riconosciuto should be regarded as suspect. I do not believe that Hurley's posting to a drug intelligence position in Washington State in advance of Riconosciuto's arrest on drug charges is merely coincidental. Rather, the probability is that Hurley was reassigned to Washington State to manufacture a case against Riconosciuto in order to prevent Riconosciuto from becoming a credible witness about the U.S. Government's covert sale of the PROMIS software to foreign governments.

"(14) The investigative journalist Danny Casolaro contacted me in Europe on August 3, 1991. Mr. Casolaro had leads and hard information about things that I know about, including Department of Justice groups operating overseas, the sale of PROMIS[E] software by the U.S. Government to foreign governments, the Bank of Credit and Commerce International (BCCI), and the Iran-Contra scandal. I subsequently learned of Mr. Casolaro's death in Martinsburg, West Virginia, one week later, on August 10, 1991. I contacted Inslaw in October 1991, after learning about Mr. Casolaro's death under suspicious circumstances."

Signed and sworn to before me this 10th day of August, 1991.
Melissa J. Corbett
Notary Public
My Commission Expires: June 14th, 1994

August 10, 1991, Danny Casolaro, a freelance journalist died uncovering this information just before completing his book which implicated MCA, the US Intelligence community, BCCI, Promise software and specific men of great power.

Ted Gunderson as well verifies many of these facts. Gunderson is by no means someone of questionable reputation. He has served as Special Agent, Special Agent Supervisor, Assistant Special Agent -in-Charge for New Haven and Philadelphia, Special Agent-in-Charge for Memphis and Dallas, and Senior Special Agent-in-Charge for LA. He is also the man who tipped off Riconosciuto’s connection to the "Promise" scam and testified for him when he was set up with 900 pounds of methamphetamine after signing an affidavit for the Hamiltons in their case against the Justice Department. He is also the man who forced radio personality Art Bell to retire from his popular radio/internet program "Coast to Coast."

Today financial institutions and Intelligence departments use Promise software worldwide. This means that factions of the US government can quickly access any computer in these networks. The implications are astounding. This gives the ability to add, delete, or modify any file or files within any given intelligence agency using this software. A picture can be put with any name and any information and make it possible for whole terrorist organizations to travel freely with false papers just because the computers were hacked into and all the information fed into them to effectively change any identity. The possibilities within financial institutions are equally as great. Accounts can be created and funds moved from any account to any account.

The question is, why was Bin Laden recently provided with a copy of this software? The answer may possibly be found in both the intelligence and the financial arenas. Now his men which were trained by the CIA can travel freely with no fear of reprisal. George Bush Sr. was vice president when the software was developed, and is a definite insider of this faction of government that sent Promise worldwide. He is connected to the Bin Laden family through the Carlyle Group, which means that both the Bin Laden fortune and the Bush fortune are greatly increased with every military act. The problem is finances if Osama is to remain armed and create worldwide fear to carry on the Bush Agenda of turning America into a police state and leading us further into the New World Order, he needs further funding. With the "Promise" software Bin Laden need never worry again about how we will further fund him. Bank accounts can be very messy in that they can be traced, and indeed much US money has been traced to him already and then quickly buried. Now he has the ability to just create an account in any name to be collected whenever it is needed to obtain whatever is deemed necessary.


Down to the Crossroads: My Strange Encounter With JBS

June, 2004

I went down to the crossroads, fell down on my knees.
I went down to the crossroads, fell down on my knees.
Asked the Lord for mercy, Said save me if you please.
I went down to the crossroads, tried to flag a ride
I went down to the crossroads, tried to flag a ride
Nobody seemed to know me, everybody passed me by.

--lyrics by Robert Johnson

I had always, for my entire adult life, felt an affinity for the John Birch Society. That's because the JBS stands for the same things I believe in: Limited Constitutional Government. Liberty. Individual rights, natural rights as bestowed by God and guaranteed under the U.S. Constitution. Rule by law, Constitutional law, that is. One Nation under God: A government of the people, by the people and for the people.

I've also had a number of friends over the years who were members of JBS, who spoke highly of the organization; yet I did not accept their invitations to join.

No mystery there: By nature I am a lone gun. I embrace no form of political orthodoxy and don't wish to be limited by the regulations set up by any group; nor do I wish to deal with the politics of group dynamics.

The way I see it, that's just the way God made me. Who am I to question His infinite wisdom? I am not a team player, never was, never will be. I don't criticize those who are, since God creates all kinds of people to live in this world and I believe each of us has our own place in the scheme of things.

Maybe I've told you more than you need to know about this aspect of myself, but in order to fully grasp the import of my experiences with the JBS you may find it useful to have a little background.


In the autumn of 2003, I changed my mind. Not that I suddenly became a "joiner" after these many years; but I decided to make an exception to my normal policy and join the JBS. My reasons were pretty simple. I had moved to Maine from New York state earlier that year. I didn't know a soul and had no family or friends nearby, those closest to me living over 300 miles away.

I was also exhausted, trying to recover from a year-long bout of acute illness; and so tired of always fighting my battles against the tyrants alone. Most of my former friends and professional colleagues had abandoned me or betrayed me for various reasons, mostly because I refused to compromise my principles; or to allow myself to be exploited by a political agenda that was not my own.

I had no resources, financial or otherwise, with which to continue my work investigating and exposing corruption and criminals in government. I was more alone than I had ever been in my life.

The JBS, I thought, would bring me into contact with people who had common interests and priorities: namely fighting FOR liberty and AGAINST the New World Order (whose agenda is to expunge that liberty from the lives of all U.S. citizens, as well as from the lives of all persons around the globe.)

I thought perhaps I'd find some like-minded people with whom I could work toward a common goal. As it turned out, was I ever wrong!


I'll explain why in just a moment. But it is very important that I qualify that statement. I did meet ONE person, a man named Frank Nulton, a member of JBS, and the only person I have met whom I can honestly call a true friend (even to this day) since moving to Maine.

I met Frank through a mutual acquaintance named Mike, another JBS member who had learned of my CIA background and my work as a whistleblower and investigative journalist when he was hired to do some construction work on my home.

In fact, Frank was the person who recruited me into the JBS. Frank is 77 years old, a veteran of the Navy (Lt. Commander) who had also served as a miliary/intelligence liaison. Frank and I had much in common and we had quite a few long talks about my own personal background with CIA; about military/intelligence operations and about my current situation.

He well understood that I had been targeted for a neutralization campaign and that I had been harassed and persecuted for many years, ever since I broke out of CIA black ops in 1994. He thought the JBS would be good for me, maybe provide some backup, and vice versa. I hoped he was right and looked forward to getting involved.

Although Frank was not the nominal head of the chapter (this was a man named James Duclos) from what I observed, Frank seemed to be responsible for most of the work and the meetings were held at his home. He was clearly dedicated to the principles expressed by JBS and to the Society itself.

Frank also told me he was terminally ill; was not sure how long he had to live; and expressed his desire to do as much as possible to make sure the local JBS chapter was left in good shape after his passing. I was heartbroken to hear of this, because I have a love of Frank that I can only compare to what a daughter would feel for a father. Frank has also done all in his power to help me in any way he could.

Frank at first suggested that given my background and my expertise in areas such as psychological operations and electronic/print media, I might be someone the JBS would find of value as a local chapter leader; also as a former "insider" who could share some of my firsthand knowledge of how insiders operate with members of the Society. After all, the "Insiders" are the very people the JBS is pitted against.

Being a good Christian and the kindest man I have ever known, Frank was also sincerely concerned about my financial situation, since he knew that I have no source of income; no pension; no medical insurance; and am "not eligible" for disability benefits nor even Social Security, due to my covert history as a "non-official-cover" (NOC) operative.

I have no official employment history, since I never held a "regular" job but worked instead mostly through CIA front companies. CIA denies I ever worked for them (what they do with most NOCs who leave the service, especially on bad terms); and yet they persecute me for going public as a whistleblower on their black operations. Figure that one out.

They must spend hundreds of thousands of dollars a year, just trying to neutralize me. That money could support me easily with plenty to spare. But the primary agenda of CIA, as anyone who has ever worked for them can tell you, is only to protect themselves and their own nefarious operations. They will lie, cheat, steal and even kill, anything it takes to neutralize a person who has been deemed a "national security risk"; or a "rogue operative" considered to be "beyond salvage".

I explained to Frank that although I certainly needed the money (JBS pays a stipend to chapter leaders) that I was not capable of being reliable at any regular "job", even if it was part-time, due to serious disabilities, a result of the abuses perpetrated against me by the U.S. gov't while involved in CIA ops; as well as permanent injuries from "arranged" car crashes (I refuse to call them "accidents" as they were anything but); and chronic illness from other such assaults, as with the "non-lethal" weaponry my adversaries deploy against me; or poisonings and druggings which occured over a period of years.

But even though I was not capable of taking on a paying position with JBS, I still wanted to work with them in any way I could, as much as my time and the state of my health permitted.

The first JBS meeting I attended was in January 2004 at the local chapter, Greater Biddeford-Saco. Frank had arranged for me to be a speaker there to address the topic of the CIA black ops in which I had been utilized under NOC for 25 years of my adult life (1969-1994); mostly in psychological operations. Frank said he was hoping to recruit new members to join the small JBS chapter and thought such topics would generate some interest.


At that first meeting, I was introduced to the attending members of the local chapter of JBS. From my first brief impression, they seemed like sincere people, real patriots interested in engaging in activism to defend our Constitutional rights. I think most of them probably were/are.

But there was one man I met whose sincerity I would soon call into question and whose inappropriate and unprofessional behavior was eventually responsible for my decision to withdraw from my association with the local chapter of JBS, in less than six months. That man, a Mr. Lee Bouton of Biddeford, Maine, has now been appointed as the new leader of the Greater Biddeford-Saco chapter of the JBS.

I learned that Lee Bouton was not new to JBS, but had rejoined the organization in January 2004 after a lapse of 30 some-odd years. The day after my first contact with him at the JBS meeting, I received an e-mail from him telling me he had enjoyed meeting me and hearing my talk on CIA, and expressing interest in learning more about the topics I had addressed. He also said he was looking forward to working with me as part of the local JBS chapter. But unfortunately, I soon realized that Mr. Bouton had designs on me which had nothing to do with the John Birch Society.

I exchanged a few e-mails with him and spoke with him on the phone. He began to make various offers to help me; the first of which was to construct some electronic equipment to measure energy frequencies around my home. I had mentioned during my talk at the JBS meeting that I and some of my colleagues (former intelligence, military and law-enforcement personnel) had been hit with electronic weaponry.

I agreed to this offer of help, but made it clear that I did not want him to spend too much of his time (and certainly not money) on this project. I also warned him that it had been my experience that anyone attempting to assist me in any way would become a target as well, usually only of low-level harassment; still I did have the "duty to warn" him of such a probability and did not want to be held responsible for any such problems he might incur.

Mr. Bouton claimed to be unworried and said he would "take the risk", since he wanted to "do the right thing" by offering his "support" to me. The electronic project never materialized, since his attempt to construct the equipment failed. I thanked him for trying and told him to please just forget about it; it was not that important; and besides I did not have much free time to get involved in the process which would be involved.

Next, I received an invitation from Mr. Bouton to attend a political meeting in Portland, a gathering of "conservatives" interested in discussing strategies for local political affairs. I told him I was not interested in joining any such groups; but agreed to attend one meeting, only because my friend Frank Nulton would be attending as well, representing the JBS. I said I would not mind coming along and checking it out.

The meeting turned out to be a bad joke, at least for me. There were no real "conservatives" in attendance; not that I saw. None except perhaps myself and Frank. There were, however, representatives from a certain faction of the local Republican Party (Lee Bouton is a card-carrying Republican) whose only purpose was to run an aggressive local campaign for the re-election of George W. Bush.

Another man, from an allegedly "conservative" group, The Heritage Foundation, proudly told the attendees of how "the Grand Daddy of conservatism", William F. Buckley Jr., had been the keynote speaker at one of their recent functions.

After this speaker finished his spiel, I had a comment I found it very necessary to make. I told the man that Buckley was anything BUT a conservative. That in fact, he was NWO all the way, a phony conservative who was more of a communist than anything else.

This was something I had known for over 30 years; but I cited JBS President John F. McManus's book: William F. Buckley Jr., Pied Piper for the Establishment, as a reference and asked if he had read it. He admitted he had not. I then reminded him --and everyone in the room-- that REAL "conservatives" DEFENDED THE CONSTITUTION and individual rights, as bestowed by God.

A brief, uncomfortable silence ensued. Then, on to other topics!...Lee Bouton, who had been appointed the secretary for this "conservative" political group, finally changed the subject. He said nothing to back me up, but just stood there looking embarrased at my challenge to the Heritage man.

Frank Nulton, in fact, DID back me up about the nature of "conservatism" and also suggested they all get a copy of McManus's book and read it. He also left some JBS literature for those at the meeting. Later, on the way back in the car, Frank said to Lee: "That's why I like to take Barbara along. She goes for the jugular!"


Shortly after this meeting I attended with Lee and Frank, Lee began to make more offers of "help". I had told him, in casual conversation, that I was in the process of having work done on my house; but being seriously disabled, I was unable to do any strenuous physical labor myself. He volunteered to assist me, claiming that he had lots of free time, being retired, and that he himself was "in superb health".

I thought this odd, since he had previously told me he was "retired on full disabilty from the U.S. Postal Service." I thanked him but declined his offers. By this time, I could tell, from his overly solicitous, fawning behavior and some of the comments he made, that he had more than just a casual interest in me as a fellow JBS member. Not wanting to encourage that interest, I was not about to accept any such offers.

Another offer from Lee Bouton came in the form of an invitation to join yet another political organization he was in the process of forming called Search Committee for [fiscally responsible, or something close to that] Candidates. He actually offered me a paying position as a "coordinator" of this new entity.

I explained (once again, I guess he didn't hear me the first few times) that I am DISABLED. 100% disabled, as determined by examination from a medical doctor. I explained I could NOT be reliable in carrying out the duties of such a position. And also, that it was not something I was the least bit interested in. As I had explained during my talk at the JBS meeting, my work involves investigating and exposing gov't corruption and crimes at the highest levels, NOT being a paper shuffler or PR gal for a local political group.

Next, came the invitations to lunch. The only one of those I had accepted was a few days after we went to the "conservative" meeting. I accepted Bouton's invitation, mostly because he had volunteered to give me a ride to the motor vehicle bureau to switch my license to the state of Maine. I am blind in one eye (another disabilty caused by abuse from CIA) and have trouble driving in unfamiliar territory.

I didn't want to be rude and saw no harm in it. During lunch, we discussed religion. I told Lee that I had been going to Frank's church, the Christ Episcopal in Biddeford, on those Sunday mornings when I was able to get there (that disability again.)

I explained that I had been raised an Episcopalian, and had baptized my son in that church; but did not consider myself a member of any organized religion (except being a basic Christian, a believer in Jesus Christ.) That I enjoyed going to different churches and that I had a liking for the Baptists because of my love of gospel music.

Oddly enough, it turned out that there was a Baptist minister sitting with his wife at the next table. He came over and introduced himself, saying he could not help overhearing the conversation. I asked the minister where the church was located, and for a card and phone number and said I'd try to visit his church sometime.

Lee grabbed the card from the table and pocketed it, though I was the one who had asked for the contact information. After the minister said goodbye, Lee immediately seized the opportunity to say: "Well, WE can go to the church together." He kept using the word "we"....as if "we" were some kind of item; or as if he just assumed I would want to go to church with him. I was polite, but said I'd probably go on the spur of the moment sometime alone, or with my son (who also likes the gospel music.)

After that day, I realized it would not be wise to agree to any further social contact outside the JBS meetings. Lee Bouton clearly had some sort of ill-advised "romantic" notions about me, which I had done nothing to encourage; and had not the slightest interest in encouraging. To me, he was a fellow-JBS member, an acquaintance, nothing more. And I did not appreciate his attitude of over-familiarity and the exaggerated courtliness he displayed toward me.

More invitations to lunch continued to arrive by e-mail. Each time, I politely responded, thanking him but saying that I did not have much free time these days and if that changed, I would let him know. But any topic of e-mail that was addressed (on my side, always some political business or other) he immediately turned into some way to "volunteer" his "help" because he said he would enjoy spending some time with me.

He even volunteered to drive me across the country to visit a friend! At this point I politely explained that I could not possibly accept such an offer from a man I barely knew; and that I was used to having a professional bodyguard when I made any long trip.

Now, this was starting to get creepy. Why in hell would he offer to be a driver for a woman he barely knew? When I posed that question to him (as well as explaining it would cost him money for a motel room, and he would have to wait around for me until I was ready to make a return trip) he said he would enjoy taking a "road trip". Very, very strange, by my way of thinking.

Next, was his "confession" that he had been "hoping to meet someone like you [me]" for a long time, after having explained, in great detail, that he had been divorced for many years.

At this point, I made it very clear --politely but firmly-- that he was barking up the wrong tree and that I was NOT interested in any such social relationship with him. He said he understood and wouldn't bring up the subject again.

But he did. Shortly thereafter, on Feb 13, I got a quasi-Valentine card, which declared his "admiration" of me (allegedly for the stand I had taken against CIA) and also mentioned in the message, "on the day before Valentine's Day".

Now, if that is not some sort of romantic overture, I don't know what is, especially since I had made it VERY clear that he was wasting his time with me. I was annoyed by this "Valentine" but figured I'd just ignore it. Most men would have gotten the "hint" by now, especially after they had been bluntly told I was not interested in these personal overtures.

But alas, Lee Bouton STILL evidently did not "get it". Only a few days later, he sent an invitation to me by e-mail to go to the movies with him. Once again, I politely told him, No thank you, and I explained that this sounded like a "date". I made it very clear I was not interested in "dating" him.

But did Lee Bouton drop his pursuit of this misguided notion? No. Now, he started asking me WHY I was not interested in "dating" him. Still trying to be polite (it was a major effort!) I told him that was none of his business; that he should not be asking intrusive personal questions like this.

I told him his behavior was inappropriate; that he should respect my personal boundaries. That I considered him an acquaintance from JBS, nothing more. Still, he would not let it go. Now, he tried to psychoanalyze me! Unbelieveable. And he added, " Hey, can't blame a guy for trying ". I told him, yes, actually, I CAN and DO "blame a guy for trying" after I had made it clear his advances were not welcome.

But I finally blew my top and lost my temper when Lee Bouton accused me of being "discourteous" to him. In fact, I was simply being honest and blunt. I am a straight arrow and it is my nature to be honest and blunt. He said I was treating him like my "enemies", rather than as a "friend" . I then told him, Look, you don't want to KNOW how I treat my enemies, believe me. You would not want to BE my enemy. And I don't know you well enough to consider you a "friend".

He kept on with his questions, actually trying to INTERROGATE me about my personal life and my reasons for not being interested in a social relationship with him. He also provided long-winded explanations about his "personality quirks" (which I saw rather, as his psychopathology) in which I was not the least bit interested. All I wanted was to be left alone.

The final straw was when he sent me by e-mail, what I can only call a "micro-analysis" of the "situation", in which he attempted to blame ME for his own foolishness; violations of my privacy and personal boundaries; and his overall completely inappropriate behavior.

It seems Mr. Bouton thought, or rather falsely ASSUMED, that just because I was an unmarried woman (I had provided no other information about my personal life, and he only knew that because he found out I lived alone) I was "fair game" for his romantic advances.

And that if I were NOT interested, he actually seemed to believe I was obligated to explain why! How utterly intrusive. How obnoxious. And how unprofessional, especially as directed toward an acquaintance whose only common ground was a membership in the same chapter of the John Birch Society.

I told Lee Bouton that I did not intend to discuss it any further, but expressed my concern that this inappropriate behavior on his part might make me feel uncomfortable working with him at JBS. He said he would "keep a respectful distance" from me. Fine, wonderful, I said...you do that, if that is what makes you happy.

But then, he changed his mind again and said that now, HE would feel uncomfortable having ANY dealings with me. At this point, after wasting so much of my precious time trying to get this guy off my case, I told him: Enough already! This is absurd and a waste of my time. Do not contact me on this matter again.


Well, that seemed to settle things. This last e-mail exchange took place in February, 2004. Lee Bouton did not contact me again. But there was a serious problem: After that time, NOBODY from the JBS EVER contacted me again, at least not as regarded upcoming meetings or activities.

I had found out, from another member who stopped by my house to pick up a check for snow plowing, that there HAD been activities of JBS, and meetings. Only I had not been invited to attend them. When I asked him why he thought that was, he shrugged and said, You'd have to ask Lee. Ask Lee? Why would I have to ask him?

By this time, I was angry; in fact my blood was boiling, and with good reason. I was also disgusted with Lee Bouton, knowing that his misguided and manipulative behavior (for which he'd tried to attatch some of the blame to me) had to be part of the reason I had not been invited to any more JBS functions.

Maybe Bouton felt "uncomfortable" being around me. I have no idea what --if anything-- he told the other members about me. So I called Harold Shurtleff, the JBS Regional Field Director in Massachusetts, and explained the situation to him.

I told him that I had joined the JBS in good faith; that I had paid my membership dues; I had subscribed to their magazine, The New American. I was also receiving letters from the JBS "home office" in Appleton Wisconsin, urging me to participate in various campaigns of the JBS and asking for money to support these campaigns.

I told Harold: Well, I'd be happy to participate, that's why I joined. But the local chapter does not seem to want my involvement. I also told Harold about Lee Bouton and his inappropriate romantic advances and explained that I believed Mr. Bouton was trying to "take over" the local JBS, as evidenced by his aggressive behavior; and that every time I talked To Frank Nulton, after that time, Frank was telling me about the new ideas for activities Lee Bouton was coming up with for the JBS chapter, none of which I was ever asked to participate in.

So, I finally asked Harold if perhaps there was something else I could do for JBS, which would not require me to work with the local chapter. Harold, knowing of my background in electronic media/radio and TV production, suggested I might try to contact some local cable TV stations to find a slot for JBS videotapes.

I said I would be happy to do just that. But when I pursued this suggestion, guess what? Lee Bouton had already been there, done that. No one from JBS bothered to inform me of this. I later discussed it with Frank, whom Bouton had been working with on this and other JBS projects for the whole time frame in which I had been cut out of all JBS meetings and activities. I was told that Frank and Lee were taking a certification course for TV production (something I had been certified in since 1987, as the host and producer of a cable talk show in Connecticut.) Naturally, this was Lee Bouton's idea.

Finally, I gave up. I e-mailed Harold Shurtleff and explained that everything had been fine, that is, until Lee Bouton started to "take over" the local chapter. But that I saw no point in wasting my time with a JBS chapter where I clearly was not wanted.


Several months went by. I had more or less given up on JBS. Then, last week, I received a personalized form letter from Lee Bouton, with his name in large fancy script at the top of the page, announcing his appointment as the "new leader of the Greater Biddeford-Saco chapter of JBS." It was filled with slick, empty political rhetoric about the great things he was planning to do with the JBS.

So, I wrote a formal open letter to Mr. Bouton (with copies to Frank Nulton and Harold Shurtleff) bluntly explaining my reasons (as outlined here, but not in as great detail) why I no longer wished to be a part of the local chapter of JBS, due to Mr. Bouton's appointment as the new "leader".

Here are some excerpts from the last part of my letter to Lee Bouton:

["Nonetheless, I do not intend to give up my membership in JBS --not at this time, unless I am asked to resign my membership. I still believe in the stated purposes and intents of the JBS and I stand in solidarity with them. But I do not wish to be part of a local chapter where my involvement may not be wanted; where my role in JBS activities may be determined by the manipulations; personal problems or whims of the chapter leader; or where I will be treated differently because of my political views, my professional background or my gender.

My time is now being spent on forming a new organization with my friend and professional colleague Geral Sosbee, an ex-FBI agent; attorney and former professor of Constitutional law. Like myself, he is a whistleblower on gov't corruption, who was forced to resign from the FBI for defending the Constitution; and working on projects with several other former intelligence operatives. All of us are being brutally persecuted by the U.S. government for the stand we have taken.

To wrap up, let me quote from your letter. You say: "What we, the informed citizens do over the next few months will determine if our fate is freedom or slavery".

I think perhaps on that matter you should speak for yourself, Mr. Bouton. I certainly hope you don't speak officially for the entire JBS. Because NO ONE is ever going to force me into slavery, nor my colleagues. "Informed citizens" and their actions --or lack thereof-- will have no bearing on my fate.

There are those of us who would sincerely rather die on our feet than live on our knees. We will prove it by fighting to the death, before we will become slaves. I will be free until the day I die, because just like Patrick Henry (whom you quote in your letter) I mean it when I say: Give me Liberty or give me Death.

I wish you, and all the Greater Biddeford-Saco members of JBS all the best; success in your endeavors; and all of God's blessings.

Very Truly Yours,
Barbara Hartwell
Enemy of the New World Order Police State"]


Mr. Bouton certainly owed me an apology for his inappropriate behavior; and more than that, a respectful response to my letter, with copies sent to Frank and Harold. What I got back instead was a private response with more of Mr. Bouton's passive-aggressive whining and nonsense: A qualified "apology" which attempted --once again-- to attatch a part of the blame to me for HIS intrusive behavior.

He said we should not let "personal differences" stand in the way of our work with the JBS. As if I were responsible for ANY PART of the situation he created. And making lame excuses for himself in an attempt to exonerate himself from any wrongdoing. More convoluted and irrelevant explanations, in attempts to justify himself and his untenable and unconscionable position.

Lee Bouton was in the wrong. He should have admitted it, with no qualifications. Period.

By now, I had said goodbye to anger and was absolutely OUTRAGED at the effrontery and arrogance displayed by Lee Bouton. I let him know this in no uncertain terms. In fact, I gave him hell.

He actually believed I "liked" his quote from Patrick Henry. To which my reply was: "You misunderstood my point. Anybody can quote him. Few will ever stand behind the words."


So, here I sit at my computer writing this report. I am more disgusted than I can hope to express. A woman 100% disabled; yet "not eligible" for disability benefits from the U.S. government. A government who is still persecuting me to this day, simply by virtue of the fact that I took a stand for Liberty against the tyrants of the NWO, a stand I have never compromised in the slightest, over many years, no matter the consequences to myself.

I am literally dying, piece by piece, for want of medical care for the chronic illness caused by CIA with their biological warfare. I have no source of income and no future prospects. I have no one I can rely on for help, even in an emergency. Some days, I can barely get out of bed, can barely walk. The only way to manage the pain is with aspirin, the only medicine I can afford. Yet, I keep on fighting; keep on standing up for Liberty and Justice. As I will until the day I die. With the great blues legend, Robert Johnson, I can only say; "Nobody seemed to know me, Everybody passed me by."

I have been effectively removed from involvement in the local chapter of JBS, which I joined in good faith. Why? Because of an ambitious, glad-handing political hack who has also, by the way, now been elected the new leader of the local Republican Party.

But there's more, and I find this part ironic as hell: Mr. Lee Bouton is collecting FULL, that is, 100% DISABILITY BENEFITS from his low-level civil service job as a mail carrier with the U.S. Post Office. Now, he will also receive the stipend for running the local JBS. From all appearances, and from what he has told me personally, he runs around from sunrise to sunset, actively pursuing all his political campaigns; groups and meetings. He admitted to me some time ago that he was in "superb health".

I ask you, where is the justice here?

If this is the Brave New World of the John Birch Society --if this is the type of "leader" that JBS truly considers qualified to head a local chapter, then I surely believe it's time for the JBS to clean up their act.

Barbara Hartwell

June 9, 2004


I still have friends in the JBS, from all over the country. A few are chapter leaders. I also know there are many good people; people with principles and integrity, True-Blue Patriots and Defenders of Liberty and the U.S. Constitution, who are members of the JBS. Including Harold Shurtleff, whose kindness and respect I will always remember with gratitude. But especially my dear friend Mr. Frank Nulton, to whom I extend my special thanks and much love. God bless them all.

I'm sorry, for the sake of these good people, that I felt the need to write this article. But as Frank noted, when I see an injustice, I "go for the jugular". I can only hope that this article will encourage all JBS members and chapter leaders to look more closely at what may be going on inside the JBS; and that they will work to bring the Society back to the steadfast Constitutional principles on which it was founded.