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CLICK. EYEWITNESS REPORT FROM NASHVILLE - ART BELL CASE vs. TED GUNDERSON, et al.   Judge denies Gunderson's motion to throw out the case




Click. Hillary and Guliani duke it out!   
Click. Gun goes off in Alaska Airflight.  
Click. Putin's Real Motive Re: Start 2.
  Click for CARTOON!

Was Reviving Star Wars a Quid Pro Quo in the Impeachment Vote regarding President Bill Clinton?

The assassination key. Click.

SOS! A reputable source states that the content of this article regarding Alan Standorf is fiction? (If, so I will correct it pronto.)  Can NOAH be confirmed by any sources?  Readers, please respond!  Stay tuned for facts
about Standorf, Casolaro and Turner.

The JonBenet Ramsey Case: Emerging Child Sex-Ring Allegations, Political Connections and a Suspect by Alex Constantine © April 2000  CLICK.
APRIL 20, 2000 - One Year Ago Today - COLUMBINE by Virginia McCullough, The BayCities Observer. 

Why John Booth Nichols and Michael Riconosciuto Should Be Called as Witnesses to the Lockerbie Trial, Along With Lester Coleman and Michael T. Hurley.
Click. The BayCities Observer by Virginia McCullough
Click. Ted Gunderson Data Dump.
Click.  Basulto data dump. (The operator behind the Elian operation.)

U.S. COMMISSION ON CIVIL RIGHTS REPORT RELEASED!  IT TANKS THE SANTA ROSA AND ROHNERT PARK POLICE. [But the unpublished appendices tell the real stories.] Click to read report. 


by Katherine Sullivan © 2000

The following is an eyewitness report of the Summary Judgment hearing held today (4/28/00) in Nashville, TN concerning Art Bell Sr.'s lawsuit against four defendants:  two radio stations, Ted Gunderson, and a Mr. Hickson.   You have my permission to pass this on to whomever.  Another person present in the courtroom also took many notes; I hope she will also share them, and her opinions, with you.

I need to clarify that I went to the hearing with an open mind.  I have never listened to an Art Bell show, nor have I ever talked with or corresponded with the man.  For all I knew, Gunderson's allegations could be based in fact.  Keeping this mentality helped me to stay objective during the hearing.  


Today is April 28th, 2000.   The hearing began shortly after 9 AM and finished around 11 in Judge Shipley's courtroom.   The judge was rather petite with straight, short gray hair.  She seemed intelligent and seasoned but admitted that this kind of case was unique in her courtroom ... she usually handles cases ranging from child abuse to car accidents.

She announced that several news stations had asked permission to bring their cameras into the courtroom.  She would not allow this; since the courtroom already had stationary cameras, she said the proceedings would be videotaped.  Tapes of the hearing are available from the court clerk office for $15 plus approx. $4 S&H and will be available in several weeks.

The following information comes from my handwritten notes.  So much information was presented so quickly, there is no way I could write down everything that was said.  I may have made a mistake or two in interpretation, although if I wasn't sure about something that was said, I noted it.

I wasn't able to obtain the correct spelling of names of the attorneys, nor of the potential witnesses they quoted.  I also was not able to obtain the name of the bulky, gray-bearded, balding man identified to me as Ted Gunderson's attorney.

Mr. Fox from Los Angeles verbally represented Art Bell. Another attorney flanked Bell on his other side and participated in a quieter manner. Rick Hollow (sp) represented WWCR, which was one of two radio stations named by Art Bell   in his lawsuit.  I believe this is the Nashville station that aired Gunderson's program. Gunderson's attorney sat next to Hollow.

Rick Hollow began.  His first obvious intent was to convince the judge that Art Bell is a public figure.

Hollow said that his legal group asked Bell to tell them every time he had been on radio, TV, in newspapers, etc. for the last ten years.  He said Bell balked at this request and stated he couldn't be expected to remember all that.

Hollow said that Bell claimed he was syndicated on 480 radio stations with 9 million listeners.

Hollow said that Bell's attorney (Fox?  not sure) recently appeared on Good Morning America and on the Art Bell show, speaking about the recent legal activities.

Hollow said that when a person is a public figure, this "leads to scrutiny of character" on a greater scale than if the person was not a public figure.

He gave excerpts from Bell's website, especially articles that mention issues Bell has addressed on his program, showing that he focused on more than just the nighttime "insomniac niche" who enjoy hearing about "UFO's, ghosts, vampire monkeys" etc.

He said that Art Bell is ranked fourth after Dr. Laura, Howard Stern, and Rush Limbaugh.

He attacked Bell's claim that after 12/97 (when Gunderson's show aired with allegations against Bell), his audience "shrunk."

Fox said that Bell is a "person of notoriety".  He tried to explain the legal difference between a "general, all-purpose public figure" versus a "limited purpose public figure."  He said that the "general, all -purpose" terminology is reserved for presidents, senators, and the like, who address many issues of public concern.

He said that "limited public figure" applies to rock stars, athletes and the like, who have status in the public eye basically because of one issue or talent.

Fox said there is a "quantum leap" between Dr. Laura, Howard Stern, Rush Limbaugh and Art Bell.

The judge mentioned that there is no need for a person to be known nationwide to be a public figure.  She asked how the program was set up and where it was aired.

One of the attorneys said that Hickson (sp), who made the allegations against Bell on the Gunderson Intelligence Report radio show on 12/9/97, was speaking by phone in Idaho.  Gunderson was physically located "in the desert" near Las Vegas, and the program aired in Nashville.

The judge asked how many people in the Nashville area know Art Bell as a person, not as a personality?

There was discussion on this.

Fox told the judge that unlike Dr. Laura, Art Bell doesn't talk about his family, and until recently, chose not to talk about it.

The judge asked Hollow's opinion concerning "limited purpose public figure" status possibly applying to Bell.

Hollow quoted more figures showing Bell's popularity, number of listeners, etc.  He mentioned that Bell's website showed over 58 million hits.

Hollow stated that allegations "go to the core of a person's character" if true, and therefore are important.

The judge stated that Bell is, for all purposes, a public figure.

Fox changed the subject and mentioned a dated Tennessee statute that said when a broadcast is liable for defamatory statements as a "lack of due care", when alleged by the plaintiff in a lawsuit, the burden of proof is on the defendant.

Hollow quoted from a later case, mentioning that it had changed the previous ruling somewhat.

He then stated that "constitutional malice" is when an allegation is "known to be false" or is made "in reckless regard."  He talked about "subjective awareness of probable falsehood."

One of the attorneys said that Gunderson claimed that Hixson, who made the allegations, was a "reliable and trustworthy informer."

Hollow said that David Hickson had developed a product called "Water Oz (sp)."  Hollow speculated about why allegations were made by a former female business partner who later claimed that Hickson bragged about how he was going to ruin Bell.  Hickson allegedly said this during the time he made the public allegations against Bell.  Hollow tried to convince the judge that the female partner may not have been trustworthy in her claims because she was upset with Hickson about his not giving her money and services he had promised her as part of their business arrangement.

Hollow said that during the aired allegation, Hickson named an "Art Bell" without clarifying whether he was Jr. or Sr.  He eventually explained that it was all a basic mix-up, that the child molestation report was of younger Bell being a victim, instead of senior Bell being a perp.  There was also confusion about why the records weren't made public; this is possibly because the young Bell was a minor and therefore, the records of his kidnapping and assault were sealed.

Hollow said that Mr. McClintock (sp), who I believe owned or was general manager of the Nashville station, stated that he'd heard "rumors" about Art Bell.  Hollow said that Hickson had been on the air before as McClintock's guest.

Hollow said that Hickson had had a previous "relationship" with the station from June 1995 through September 1995, during which time he'd made "statements critical of Bell."

He denied that there was a conspiracy linking Hickson, Gunderson and McClintock against Art Bell.

He said that Gunderson's show had been a "remotely broadcast program."  He said there was an uplink via satellite.  He said there is no liability to the distributor, unless the distributor KNEW statements were defamatory.  He said, paraphrased, that the station's stance was that the incidence had consisted of "120 seconds of exchange in live broadcast, no script, extemporaneous, the claims were not made by an employee, nor a guest."    He complained that the personnel at the radio station shouldn't have to act as "gatekeeper" or "censor."

The judge reminded Hollow that "McClintock had the ability to cut it off."

Hollow admitted that such a physical switch did exist.

He again insisted that the action was "not defamatory."  He said this is a matter of "constitutional law."  He said "an investigation was carried out, and it was determined [the allegations] were untrue."  He said the investigation was done after Art Bell's attorney contacted the station.

Hollow claimed that Gunderson had been in control entirely, during that program.

Gunderson's attorney spoke next.  He said that there was one thing that nobody in the courtroom seemed to be willing to say, so he would:  there is "no proof that Art Bell isn't a child molester."

Gunderson's attorney said that people like Bell shouldn't be accused of things on the air due to their being so well-known.  He said, "As soon as [Bell's] name was mentioned [on air], we should have done something."

He submitted a "letter," unread, from Sue Ford (aka Brice Taylor) to the judge.

He showed Judge Shipley a printout of the Internet website "data dump" on Gunderson, about his allegations, Bell's lawsuit, etc.

He mentioned a claim being made on the Internet by someone I believe he called "Graywolf", saying that Gunderson is a pedophile.

He didn't clarify why he said and showed these articles to the judge.

Fox spoke again.  He emphasized that Bell wants a jury trial.

He said that Hickson had a show of his own on the radio station.  He said that Gunderson had been a guest on Hickson's show three times, and that Hickson had been a guest on Gunderson's show.  (Hollow had previously tried to convince the judge that Gunderson and Hickson hadn't known each other well enough to conspire against Bell.)

Fox said that David Hickson had sent his water product to Art Bell for potential endorsement.  That didn't develop.  He said that Gunderson had claimed -- I believe on air the night of Hickson's allegations -- that Gunderson had tried to contact Art Bell to be on his show, but said that Art Bell had turned him down.  Fox said that Art had not been contacted by Gunderson by phone as he had claimed.

Fox read from what seemed to be a transcript of the show, that indicated that Gunderson seemed to be encouraging Hickson to defame Bell.

One of the attorneys quoted Gunderson as saying, "I don't say anything on air unless it's proven fact."

Fox said that the program director and general manager work at the station full time.  He said McClintock was present when the broadcast was aired, and a board operator was also there.  And yet no one flipped the switch to interrupt the airing of Hickson's allegations.

He mentioned that Gunderson, a former FBI agent and investigator, was well trained in being careful about what to say and when.

Fox said that the station is saying, "You can get so reckless that you're exempt from being reckless."

Hollow said that Fox was asking the station to "apply negligence standard to an actual malice case."

After a short recess, the judge reentered the courtroom and voiced her decisions.

1)  Her first decision was about whether or not Art Bell is a public figure.  She said he is, "for all purposes."  She said her decision is a matter of law, not just for the summary judgment level.  She said that this decision "raises the bar that [Bell] must show the defamation was false."

2) Her second decision is that malice existed.  She said that this is only "for the summary judgment level."

3) She addressed the question of whether McClintock was knowledgeable of the information alleged by Hickson and whether management showed reckless disregard.  She said she would not make any finding on this at this time.  Too much yet to be argued, proven, etc. for this hearing.

She and the attorneys agreed to have a telephone conference on May 25th in the morning.  Hollow volunteered to initiate the conference.  At that time they will set a trial date to "control the amount of discovery that needs to be done."

Outside the courtroom, several people told me that the trial would be held in California.


The most personally shocking statement made during the hearing was from Gunderson's attorney.  As previously reported, he stated that -- even though Hollow had already admitted that his legal team had investigated and found Hickson's allegations about Bell to be false -- "There's no proof that Art Bell isn't a child molester."    What I got from his words is this:  "As a citizen, I don't have to give any evidence that any person is a pedophile, to suggest that  he/she is.  I can slander him or her as long as I want, wherever I want, as often as I want.  After all, I'm covered:  the remotest chance that I could be guessing correctly is proof enough."    I'm glad most people aren't like that man.

report by Katherine Sullivan © 2000 


The Washington Post reports:

LONDON, April 27 –– The trial of two Libyans charged in the fatal 1988 bombing of Pan Am Flight 103 over Lockerbie, Scotland, will begin Wednesday in the Netherlands, the presiding judge ruled today after dismissing a bid by prosecutors to postpone the proceedings.

Lord Advocate Colin Boyd, the chief prosecutor, had requested the delay on Tuesday after being presented with the final list of defense witnesses. Boyd said he had been surprised to find 119 people added to the list--including residents of Sweden, Malta, Libya and other countries--and needed extra time to investigate their bearing on the case.

But the judge, Lord Sutherland, concluded today that postponing the trial would be unfair to the defendants, who have been jailed in the Netherlands since they were handed over by Libyan authorities more than a year ago, and that a "fair and proper" trial could be held without any further delay. Click to read.



Defendants and third-parties can no longer be sued for intentionally or negligently destroying evidence.   Of course, the local DA's and U.S. Attorneys can prosecute evidence destroyers for "obstruction of justice."  They never do.  Thus, DA's and US attorneys look away as defendants run to the shredders, junk piles or use the old match for a quick burn up.

The Supreme Court of California ruled in Cedars-Sinai Medical Center v. Superior Court (1998) 18 Cal. 4th 1, that no one can file a lawsuit for damages when a defendant intentionally "spoils" the evidence during the course of a litigation.  Destroying documentary and physical evidence is termed "spoliation."  Before Cedars-Sinai, if a plaintiff discovered during the course of a litigation that a defendant had intentionally destroyed evidence, the plaintiff could sue for damages.  The Supreme Court based its decision on its position that any injury from spoliation is speculative, requiring a two-step process of assessing the merits of the legal claim to which the evidence related and then the importance of the evidence to that claim.  The Court stated, "...the fact of harm will be irreducibly uncertain."  The Supreme Court was also concerned with the costs that a remedy would impose on defendants and courts. The Supreme Court did not rule regarding negligent spoliation.

On April 20, 2000, the California Court of Appeal, Fourth Appellate District, decided that a plaintiff cannot sue for negligent spoliation during the course of a litigation.  Farmers Insurance Exchange v. The Superior Court of San Bernardino County 00 C.D.O.S. 3090.  In Farmers Exchange, Ms. Dul Han, a passenger, was injured in a single vehicle accident on interstate 15 near Victorville.  Han sued the driver and claimed her injury was caused by a defective tire. Farmers Exchange, holding the insurance policy for the driver of the car, took possession of the car and tire, as is typical in such cases especially when a car is totaled.  The California Highway Patrol Officer took photographs of the accident scene and tire.  These photographs were lost or destroyed.  Han sued Farmers Exchange and the California Highway Patrol for negligent spoliation of the tire.  California Highway Patrol won its motion for summary judgment against the plaintiff based on the Supreme Court's decision that third-parties (i.e. those not involved as actors in the accident per se) are not liable for negligent or intentional spoliation of evidence. See Temple Community Hospital v. Superior Court (1999) 20 Cal. 4th 464.  Now, the Court of Appeals, has ruled that Farmers Exchange has no liability for destroying the tire.  

How will Han prove her case?  Is the axiom -- a remedy for every harm-- dead? Han needed the tire or at least photographs of the tire to show them to her expert for analysis so that she could prove that the tire "blew out" because it was defective.  Farmers and the CHP officer knew that the tire had "blown out" and that this could have caused the accident.  Their destruction of the tire and the photographs was, at least, negligent.  Because of the Court of Appeals decision, Han cannot sue for damages for spoliation.  Instead, Han must go to Court without any evidence.  Her expert cannot testify without examining the defective product, because his testimony would be without foundation and speculative.  The Judge can let the jury know that the evidence was negligently destroyed, but that in itself, cannot raise an inference of liability.  Farmers Exchange and California Highway Patrol can give the jury many reasons for their failure to preserve evidence that don't involve any desire to destroy evidence that could prove the tire was defective.  Even if Han had explicitly told Farmers Exchange and CHP that she needed the evidence to be preserved, they could have still intentionally destroyed it without facing liability.  Even if Han had a Court Order to preserve the tire, the defendants could have intentionally destroyed it without facing liability for spoliation, although a Court could sanction them with fines or evidence exclusion at trial, because of their contempt of a court order.

In this State case, Ms. Han can go to the local district attorney and request a prosecution fraud.  Tampering with and destroying evidence to be used in a federal trial, can be charged as obstruction of justice.  There are no known cases of criminal prosecutions for destroying evidence in civil cases in California.

The Supreme Court clearly state, joined by the Court of Appeals, that destruction of evidence by defendants during litigation is a legitimate way to defend a lawsuit.  So, if you are a defendant, the legal loophole will make your day.  If you are a plaintiff in an accident or any lawsuit involving documents, grab your evidence, run with it and stash it under lock and key before the defendant, its insurance company, or the California Highway Patrol destroy it.  Obtain your own photographs.  The police "lose" them.  It's a race between the evidence destroyers and the evidence preservers!

LEGAL LOOPHOLES GALORE! Know them before they kill your case or worse!


NewsMakingNews Questions:
Dr. Larry Ford, recently executed in Southern California, was a consultant to Basson's group.  Did he work on Ecstasy?  Ecstasy was and is extensively used in the gay and other social communities in the U.S. and decreases the immune system and its euphoria leads to unprotected sex.  How is Ecstasy use related to HIV/AIDS?

Ecstasy Produced for 'Riot Control' in South Africa
by Poison Pen © South Africa.

According to Reuters, on June 9 1998 a former South African government scientist told South Africa's Truth Commission that in the final days of apartheid the government ordered its chemists to make one ton of ecstasy, for 'riot control'.

The scientist, Dr Johan Koekemoer, former head of chemical and biological weapons research at the secret Delta G facility, told the commission that he did not approve of the project and did not trust the motives of those who asked him to make the ecstasy, saying "I did not believe ecstasy was a good incapacitant (sic) and I told my superiors that...ecstasy enhances interpersonal relationships. I told Dr Mijburgh [overall chief of Delta G] I did not want to kiss my enemy". He personally delivered the ecstasy, in powder form, to Mijburgh between February 1992 and January 1993.

More details on the case from a correspondent in South Africa:

"At the moment, there is an ongoing commission of inquiry being held into the activities of the secret service during the apartheid years. The last few days of the inquiry have lifted the lid on the activities of a clandestine government laboratory called the Roodeplaat Research Laboratory. Evidence presented by former lab employees at the commission of inquiry this week, reveal that the laboratory produced all sorts of exotic poisons for use against anti-apartheid activists. These included cyanide, thallium, botulism and paraquat - and, wait for it, ecstasy.

According to evidence presented this week, between February 1992 and January 1993, no less than 912kg of Ecstasy `in pure crystalline form' was manufactured by the laboratory. Working on a tab dosage of say 125mgs, that's enough E for 73 million hits! The evidence being presented to the commission is that the E was going to be used to `incapacitate the enemy'.

The shadowy figure behind the E production was the former head of the army special operations called Wouter Basson who is now facing criminal charges for being in possession of E a year or two back. The evidence presented in court was that he was having the E manufactured for `incapacitating the enemy', but the word is that he was was producing it for international distribution in order to make himself a whole lot of money. In fact, quite a bit of this E turned up last year amongst the local rave community. It came in brown capsules and was judged to be 'very good stuff'.

The word from a journalist friend of mine who was been doing a lot of research into the activities of the former apartheid government, is that a lot of Basson's E found its way into the mouths of many of the army and police personnel who were keeping the regime going. Well, it wasn't long before the government capitulated and handed over the country to Mandela's ANC party. One wonders how much of an effect the E had in this change of heart!

Anyway, the word is that Basson has a great deal of the original 912kg of ecstasy hidden away somewhere in South Africa. And if he manages to escape a prison sentence, this E will doubtless continue to find its way onto the local market. Since the quality of E here in South Africa has declined sharply this year (in line with trends in Europe and the UK) the local ravers are waiting with baited breath for the re-emergence of `Basson's Brownies' as they have come to be known......" 


ONLY IN NEW YORK CITY!  Slate: "The NYT reports inside that the [Elian] raid has become grist in the Rudy vs. Hillary race. She came out with a statement condemning his description of the federal marshals as "storm troopers." He held a press conference where he criticized "Fidel Castro, Bill Clinton and Janet Reno." And he said that in New York City, "we don't use machine guns, we don't use people dressed up in war armament." In response to that, reports the Times, the office of a leading city Democrat provided the press with a 1995 New York Daily News article describing the NYPD's 50,000 pound armored personnel carrier used to evict squatters from buildings. Another city Democrat pointed out that during a World AIDS day vigil at city hall, there were police sharpshooters on the roof."

Gun Goes Off on Alaska Air Flight

Filed at 8:25 a.m. EDT, April 25, 2000

By The Associated Press

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) -- A gun discharged in a baggage compartment on an Alaska Airlines flight while the plane was on the ground, but no one was injured.

The bullet from a .357-caliber Ruger went from the cargo hold into the passenger area and lodged in a diaper bag Monday night on Flight 101, Port of Portland spokesman Doug Roberts said.

The 737 jetliner was scheduled to depart Portland International Airport for Anchorage, Alaska, Roberts said. The crew and 86 passengers on board were transferred to another plane.

Passenger Betty Jean Smith, 66, of Eagle River, Alaska, was charged with reckless endangerment and concealing a weapon without a permit. She was released to relatives in Vancouver, Wash. The gun was one of two stored in her bag.









WHAT START 2 GIVES PUTIN Source: Russia Reform Monitor © 2000 "In reality, Russia did not need a 7-year-old arms control agreement to start reducing its nukes.  Time, rust, and lack of cash are already taking care of that," the Boston Globe's David Filipov reports from Moscow.  "What the approval did do was to give President-elect Vladimir V. Putin a chance to go on the offensive in Russia's bitter diplomatic dispute with the United States over the arms control issue Moscow really worries about.  It also gave the rest of the world a glimpse at Putin's meaning this week when he said Russia would pursue its national security from 'a position of strength.'" Putin proposed further bilateral arms slashing to levels at which Moscow can more affordably compete.  According to Filipov, Putin "also warned that Russia would abandon all nuclear and conventional arms control agreements if the United States went ahead with its plans to build national missile defense system." 


Way Out There in the Blue: Reagan, Star Wars and the End of the Cold War, Frances Fitzgerald, Simon and Shuster, New York, 2000. ISBN 0-684-84416-8. Pages 479-99 (text); 562-65 (notes).... Click to read a long excerpt.

Short except from Way Out There in the Blue.

"Senator Thad Cochran expressed satisfaction with Secretary Cohen's statements but reintroduced his bill requiring the Pentagon to deploy a national anti-missile system "as soon as it is technologically possible." Republicans in the House introduced a bill that did not fuss around with technical feasibility but simply stated, "It is the policy of the United States to deploy a national missile defense."

In mid-March, after the Senate Democrats had blocked the Republican efforts to remove President Clinton from office, the Senate took up the Cochran bill with amendments added by the Democrats stating that money for the system had to go through the regular appropriations process and that the system had to be consistent with policies to reduce Russia's arsenal. The Democratic leaders told Clinton's aides that this was the best they could do and that they probably could not muster the votes necessary to sustain a veto. The administration then dropped its objections, and the bill was passed by a vote of ninety-seven to three. According to White House officials, the administration's support for the bill would help to defuse a potent political issue for the Republicans in the campaign of 2000. The prospect of an American ABM deployment immediately raised a number of diplomatic and arms-control issues......

....What this suggested was that the pressures to deploy were far more ideological than political -- or, as ABM proponents might put it, deployment was a matter of principle. Why principle should dictate the deployment of a system that might not work would seem to be the question, but many proponents did not care if the initial deployment worked well or not. A Heritage Foundation "backgrounder" of March 23, 1998, for example, declared, "If the United States is to be defended against the growing missile threat," Congress must "mandate the deployment of a national missile defense by a certain date" -- making no mention of feasibility. But then for many Republicans in Washington the initial deployment was not an end in itself. In their view the "thin" defense would have to be thickened as time went on. "It's better than having nothing," Republican Representative Curt Weldon of Pennsylvania said of the Clinton program, but "we're probably going to have to use space-based assets."  As always for the Republican right, the goal was weapons in space -- that is, weapons which, if they materialized, could contribute to an offense, as well as provide a defense for the United States."

Editorial Review at

Pulitzer Prize-winning author Frances FitzGerald (Fire in the Lake) offers a history of the politics surrounding American antiballistic missile technology. She focuses most of her account, appropriately, on President Reagan's efforts to establish a Strategic Defense Initiative (popularly known as "Star Wars") to provide the United States with umbrella-like protection from nuclear attack. FitzGerald, like many of her fellow Reagan detractors, is relentlessly critical of this initiative. Her book, in fact, is partly a psychobiography of the 40th president. She makes the familiar claim that Reagan's acting career had a profound effect on how he governed. Yet she takes it a step further by arguing that specific movies had a deep influence on his political decisions. "SDI was surely Reagan's greatest triumph as an actor-storyteller," she writes, and goes on to suggest that Reagan was favorably disposed to spending billions on ABM technology because, in the 1940 film Murder in the Air, he played a secret agent assigned to protect a new weapon "capable of paralyzing electrical currents and destroying all enemy planes in the air."

Although much of Way Out There in the Blue covers recent history, the controversial debate over missile defense continues today. An epilogue covers developments in the 1990s and mentions a pair of successful tests that occurred in 1999. Yet FitzGerald remains a skeptic, believing a workable ABM system is too complex, too expensive, and too easy to defeat. Conservatives will chafe at her condescending appraisal of Reagan; liberals will appreciate her aggressive attacks on a defense strategy they have never liked. --John J. Miller



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Congratulations to Xinhua, for exposing American Violations of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Liberties: Can I Work for You?

by John Wolfgram © 2000

CONGRATULATIONS to Xinhua, from the Constitutional Defender Association at Sacramento, California on addressing American oppression of the American People, in defense of Chinese Sovereignty in its article reported here as "Xinhua Blasts America". It is about time that China stands up to the United States Government to expose America's own abuses of the Civil and Political Rights of its own People.

[See: "CHINA BLASTS US ON "CULTS."  U.S. human rights guardians rally to the defense of Falun Gong. China strikes back, exposing U.S. cults! Click.  ]

But you don't know the whole story behind America’s Oppression of its own People. It is, so to speak, the best-kept secret in the world. It is one that our Government keeps secret from its own people through an elaborate hidden system of controls over information about its own political/legal system, carried on by America's rigidly dictatorial legal system. What I am addressing is our government’s systematic violation of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Liberties, by and through its so-called "institutions of justice". And the mechanisms by which it is covered up by a dictatorial judicial system through which the power to enforce unconstitutional policy flows directly from the US Supreme Court, to every court in the land, including both state and federal systems. That unchecked power of policy that flows through its judicial system is the power of corruption of the most powerful military force on earth, that renders the United States, and what it does, unaccountable to its own people. That is the power I'm talking about. It is the corrupt power that defeats American Democracy, and that is a legitimate concern to the People's Republic of China.

For example, here is something the Chinese People don’t know and can’t see. We have a "freedom of the press" in America that you see. But what you don’t see is how our freedom of the press is denuded of the most important part of its political content.

In America, all the legal/political information; that which makes the real effective law of The United States of America and all of its fifty states, is made in, and controlled by American judicial institutions, and nothing is reported from them that the government does not want reported. In that way, the government controls all of the important information about such things as Civil and Constitutional Rights.

In fact, the America institutions have created and maintained an illegal policy that pervades all of its law, of insulating the American federal and state governments from accountability to the people they injure in violation of our Constitution. When you examine the kind of examples of abuses that Xinhua gave in "Xinhua Blasts America" you will find that at bottom, they are just some of many, many examples of the breakdown in the American People's ability to hold their government accountable for the wrongs that it does to them.

In Constitutional Terms: The First Amendment to the United States Constitution declares: "Congress shall make no law ... abridging the right of the people ... to Petition the Government for a Redress of Grievances." This is our "Right of Petition" that traces its origins all the way back to the English Magna Carta. But when it comes to holding government accountable for its wrongs; that is, petitioning it through the courts to redress the injuries it commits upon its own people in violation of their rights, government has insulated itself with an anti constitutional judicially created immunity from redress that extends to all federal and state agencies, and to many local agencies. They call it "sovereign immunity", "state immunity"; "official immunity"; "judicial immunity"; "prosecutorial immunity"; and on and on.

That state of official immunity describes the actual relationship between the American People and their government. The government has "legal" immunity to violate their Constitutional Rights, and that defeats the people's ability to hold government to account. In effect, we have a "Bill of Rights" that government has made unenforceable through judicial policy.

Even where immunity does not apply, the legal doctrines by which one must sue government have become so complicated so as to make redress accessible only to the wealthy. That is the "loophole" in our law that makes agencies like the FBI so insulated from accountability that they can commit the kind of atrocities upon the people exemplified by the Philadelphia and Waco examples Xinhua gave, and get away with it.

Do you want real life stories about American oppression upon its own people and how it covers it up and gets away with it? Just get in touch with me: John Wolfgram at [email protected] . I'll give you in-depth stories that the American People have a right to know about, but which they can only learn about through a politically competitive news source like Xinhua. Xinhua has the power to make Americans see the wrongs of their own government upon its own people. That is an important power, and for the good of both nations, and the entire world, it should be exercised freely.

In fact, maybe Xinhua needs an American Correspondent to cover events in America that grow out of the kind of American Judicial Corruption that is defeating our Constitutional Form of Government and endangering the rest of the world. I would find it my patriotic duty to America to truly and faithfully report my observations to a media that could awaken the American People to real dangers our government is causing to us; to China, and to the entire world. Imagine having a Xinhua Correspondent US Citizen covering Waco, as it occurred.

And then, if I should become a foreign correspondent for Xinhua, my government, as it has done to me and to many of my friends, many times before, will prosecute me for treason or other disguised allegations of “criminal exercise of Constitutional Rights”.

How America silences its dissidents through blacklisting and false criminal prosecutions: That is the story that Xinhau should really want to expose. My government has blacklisted me. I write from experience; and I still write of the observations that government blacklisted me to silence.

When the American “Justice System” persecutes me for writing in depth reports for Xinhua (as it surely will) and Xinhua defends the international freedom of the press against American Judicial Tyranny under the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (as I expect it will) Xinhua will have a world wide exclusive on the greatest story of liberation since the collapse of the Berlin Wall.

You will observe, as I have, that American Judicial Tyranny is to the American Political Mind what the Berlin Wall was to the physical freedom of the Eastern Block.

Please consider this my public application for a job in the field that I am blacklisted from in America: Exposing the Tyranny of the American Judiciary. 

by blacklisted Attorney and Legal Philosopher, John E. Wolfgram

P.S. You can learn more about the Constitution Association at


Signal's April issue features an article by Clarence Robinson about the National Operations and Analysis Hub, known as "NOAH."  Rep. Curt Weldon (R. PA), the Chairman of the Military Research and Development Subcommittee of the House National Security Committee, is requesting $10 million to fund NOAH in next year's budget.

NOAH is a "fusion center." Should funding be achieved, NOAH will "fuse" covert operations and intelligence and will become the topmost national security information and data base.  The Defense Department will house NOAH.

NOAH will be placed over and above the CIA, which will no longer be "central."  NOAH will provide intelligence information, but will also recommend courses of action.
NOAH is similar to the U.S. Army Intelligence Command's (INSCOM) Land Warfare Information Activity (LIWA).  For information about INSCOM's LIWA, see this website:

Clarence Robinson reports that during the Kosovo war, Rep. Weldon, as apart of a congressional delegation, participated in a meeting in Vienna with Russian and Yugoslavian officials, including Dragomir Karic, who had links to Milosevic.  When Rep. Weldon returned from the meeting, CIA and FBI officials debriefed him about Karic because the State Department was interested in him and Milosevic.  Rep Weldon told the agents that everything he knew about Karic, he obtained from a 6-page profile sent to him by LIWA prior to his trip to Vienna.  The CIA and FBI officials had never heard of LIWA.  Rep Weldon stated that when discovered they did not know about LIWA's profile and had never heard of LIWA, he decided there was a pressing need for a new national level fusion center. 


CROSS-REFERENCE the NOAH fusion data to Alan D. Standorf, an electronic intelligence employee of the National Security Agency and a key source to Danny Casolaro.  Standorf was found dead in the back seat of his car at Washington National Airport, January 31, 1991. Source: "Exposing the Federal Reserve" by Chuck Missler in Steeling the Mind of America, 1996, New Leaf Press.  Standorf allegedly created the "Architecture of Thought" software, which enabled future conduct of persons and groups to be predicted. 

From the source:  CIABASE 1/96 data dump on "Casolaro"


CROSS-REFERENCE the NOAH fusion data to Standorf, Casolaro and other murders of U.S. Scientists: 


Click to read.  By Virginia McCullough          

The JonBenet Ramsey Case: Emerging Child Sex-Ring Allegations,
Political Connections and a Suspect

By Alex Constantine © 2000


Introduction: The Belinda Schultz File

1) Southwestern Child-Pornocrats

A) The Huey Meaux Connection

B) Jerry J. Moore, Houston Real Estate Developer.

C) The Prime of Ms Tweet Kimball

2) Supporting Evidence of Child Sex Ring Involvement

A) A Brotherhood

B) The Belgium Syndrome

C) Lawrence Schiller & the Designated Patsy (Ramsey)

Introduction: The Belinda Schultz file

On March 22, I received a call from Joe Calhoun, a reporter from the Denver area and a recipient of an Academy Award in 1990 for his investigative work on The Panama Deception. For the record, we had talked once before, also by telephone, about the JonBenet Ramsey case, exchanged observations, and that was the extent of my past relationship with him. At the time, I had an uncomfortable feeling that Boulder police spokesmen, the cable martinets and investigative "experts" on the case were misrepresenting the facts. Calhoun was in town, Los Angeles, and wanted to discuss the murder in detail. Shortly thereafter, Calhoun,  with the bearded, wide-eyed demeanor of an academic on the brink of a discovery, dropped a folder on my desk.
For this record, he read a prepared statement:: "I am a freelance journalist who has been covering the JonBenet Ramsey case since its beginnings. There are only a few news conferences in Boulder that I have not attended. At the last news conference, on October 13, 1999, the day after the announcement by Alex Hunter that there would be no charges filed in the Ramsey case following the adjournment of the Grand Jury, myself and a few individuals were given a file."

I was, at this stage, stepping more or less blindly into a quagmire of details after three years of following the public debacle casually on the cable talk shows. Whatever Calhoun had, I was not in the mood for conspiratorial moonshine, but he had been down this road himself ‹ the file, containing 23 pages of interviews with a victim of organized child abuse in Colorado and Texas, "was of such a bizarre nature, I was extremely circumspect about regarding it as a collection of genuine documents and confidential memos. I jokingly referred to it to some of my colleagues as The Blair Witch Project of the JonBenet Ramsey case.¹ I didn¹t pursue any of the leads mentioned in the file until recently.

Three weeks ago," Calhoun recalled, "a 37-year-old woman from San Luis Obispo, California came forward with information to Boulder Attorney Lee Hill. She alleged that she came from a family of inter-generational child abuse victims, and had been abused since the age of three by a powerful group of pedophiles, some of whom were associates of the Ramsey family. I dug up the file I had originally obtained in October and decided to give it a second look, since the information contained therein seemed to parallel the information the woman was providing Boulder D.A. Alex Hunter and the police. Upon rereading all of the information contained in it, and cross-referencing names, the entire file had more of a flow of information."

Calhoun came to entertain the notion that the sex-ring allegations surfacing sporadically on the edge of the case might have some merit. "On March 21, I contacted the Pearline, Texas Police Department for verification of the Paul Schultz [child sexual abuse] case mentioned in the file. I was immediately transferred to Detective Bill Colson,. He was unaware of the recent developments in Boulder concerning the 37-year-old woman from San Luis Obispo, California. However, Detective Colson confirmed the following: The case number '951302,' on pages 7 and 14, is genuine, and the woman, Belinda Schultz, currently living in Cypress, Texas, in a notarized statement contained in the file, at the time would [have been] more likely to give information concerning the Ramsey case. And a Boulder detective was in Texas in December, 1997, seeking information regarding Paul Schultz [her estranged husband] and his involvement, if any, in the JonBenet Ramsey case."

Calhoun placed the next call to a private investigator, Char Blaiser, wife of O.J. Simpson attorney Robert Blaiser, at her office in Sacramento, California. Ms Blasier, whose office had been contracted by Boulder police to obtain social security numbers of everyone close to the Ramsey case, reportedly states that the night after the JonBenet murder, a caller claiming to be a member of the Ramsey family told her, "I want to talk to you about Paul," but disconnected when put on hold. Blasier, Calhoun recalls, "was extremely surprised that I had information in my possession concerning Paul Schultz, and essentially confirmed the information regarding the JonBenet Ramsey case."

"It is clear," Calhoun says, "from the statements of both Detective Colson and Char Blazer that the Boulder authorities were very interested in a connection between the death of Jonbenet Ramsey and what appears astonishingly to be organized pedophilia on a national level, perhaps with a criminal government license."1

Child sex and pornography rings with political ties have been known to exist. In 1995, for example, Linda Rozar, president of Concerned Citizens for Florida and chapter head of the American Family Association, a branch of presidential candidate Gary Bauer's ultra-conservative Federation, pled guilty to one count of child abuse and two counts of tampering with a witness. She received a remarkably light sentence, one year of probation, and was ordered to see a psychiatrist. In 1986, Linda's husband Jerry Rozar was convicted of child molestation. So there were precedents. And since the murder, the 1999 Parent of the Year Award, an honor conceived by Congress, was bestowed on a Longmont, Colorado man with connections to a cult that prostitutes young girls, so-called "hookers for Jesus," and has been charged repeatedly with child sexual abuse ‹ the annual honor was chosen by the National Parents Day Foundation, an organization that has ties to the Rev. Sun Myung Moon's Unification Church, a creation of the Korean CIA and also very right-wing.

It happens. Nevertheless, a healthy dose of skepticism was called for. Calhoun's conclusion about the background of the JonBenet case was based, again, on a file of police interviews passed to him at a Boulder press conference. Fortunately, its origin is no longer a mystery. Calhoun has, since obtaining the file, found out that the documents were supplied by a researcher at the University of Denver. The University, says Calhoun, threatened to fire the tenured faculty member if he continued with his investigation of the Ramsey case, and the file was passed along to reporters in Boulder. 

If the statements of Belinda Schultz and other abuse survivors are correct, Boulder has a serious problem. With Calhoun¹s file of leaked affidavits, all that remained was to flesh out a Who¹s Who register of predators tied to the alleged killer of JonBenet Ramsey in 1996.

1) Southwestern Child-Pornocrats

Belinda Schultz, 43, was born to the Zander family, an established, aristocratic family in Louisiana, and grew up in Lafayette, near New Orleans. Her first marriage was to Lanny Slaydon, an oil industry marketer. She had four children before the marriage dissolved in the early 1980s. She moved on to Houston to live with family members, and met Paul Schultz. She describes her ex-husband as a "white supremacist"
of the "Christian Identity" strain, and a "mafia hit-man" currently serving time for felony child molestation, sentenced in Brazoria County, Texas, the county seat of Angleton. Prior to their divorce, Paul and Belinda ran Custom Air Products on Hampstead Road in northwest Houston, a business formerly run by Paul¹s father, Carlton Schultz. She notes that the business had "Mafia" connections. The company largely served the petroleum industry along the Gulf Coast, but everyday management of the business fell to Belinda because her husband was often incapacitated by a weakness for cocaine and alcohol. They had a child, Nicholas, in 1990. In an affidavit filed with the Pearland, Texas PD, Nicholas recalls that his father used to receive "sugar" and "lots of money: when he pimped his son out to pedophiles frequenting the adult bookstores on Houston¹s south side.

Belinda¹s second marriage crumbled when she began to suspect that he was bisexual and had a gay lover, Tenourio Luga, sometimes "Lucas," a reputed explosives expert and informant to the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms, who has provided his services to the Mexican Mafia and CIA. Luga is a suspected drug runner. He has been investigated in the past by the BATF for the stockpiling of firearms and explosives.

A) The Huey Meaux Connection

Paul Schultz, according to his ex-wife, was also a coeval of Huey Meaux, the famed record producer and a convicted child molester. On January 30, 1996, the Associated Press reported: "Huey Meaux, 66, was arrested and appeared in court Monday on charges of possession of child pornography and cocaine. He was released after posting bonds totaling $110,000. After police went public with the allegations Monday, two people came forward to say they were assaulted. Meaux then was charged additionally with two counts of sexually assaulting children. Police investigators seized hundreds of videotapes and more than 1,000 photographs last week from offices rented by Meaux at Houston¹s Sugar Hill Recording Studio. Meaux formerly owned the studio."2  Huey was charged with possession of drugs and child pornography and two counts of sexual assault on a child. Two weeks after the arrest, Shannon McDowell Brasher, 25, filed a sexual abuse lawsuit against Meaux, alleging that he had plied her with illegal drugs as a prelude to sexual assault, "exploitation and other perverted and unnatural sex acts." He also persuaded accomplices to assault her and videotaped the acts, according to Ms Brasher. State District Judge Mark Davidson issued a temporary restraining order sought by Brasher¹s attorneys, Dick DeGuerin and Wayne Isgitt. The order prohibited the record producer or others from destroying evidence or retaliating against Brasher.3

Belinda Schultz¹s contention that Meaux participated in a child sex ring is substantiated by Brasher and court transcripts. Belinda¹s son Nicholas, age six at the time of Meaux¹s arrest, identified the accused in a televised news report. Belinda called Bill Colson, a detective with the Pearland Police Department. Colson did not investigate the sex-ring allegation, though he told her that he would contact Houston police to search for a photo of Nicholas among Meaux¹s child pornography collection. Frustrated with Colson¹s false promises, she contacted Detective A.D. Wright, the officer in charge of the Meaux case. Wright confirmed a connection between Meaux and Paul Schultz. In addition, according to Calhoun¹s file, Officer P.C. Taylor of the CID section produced telephone records indicating that Schultz and Meaux had made "numerous" calls to one another. Houston police offered that they had a "thick file" on Schultz, linking him to several known pedophiles in Houston.

B) Jerry J. Moore, Houston Real Estate Developer

One of Paul Schultz¹s confederates in the sex ring, according to Nicholas Schultz, was a wealthy Republican, one Jerry J. Moore. Nicholas says that he once accompanied Moore by plane to Colorado.

In January 1996, the federal Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC) announced that it sought a $250,000 civil penalty against Charles R. Vickery, former senior chairman of the First National Bank of Bellaire, Texas. The OCC charged that in 1991, Vickery directed the bank to make illicit loans to Houston real estate magnate Jerry J. Moore and corporations owned and controlled by him. Vickery also granted some

$50,000 of title insurance premiums paid by Moore on the loans for his personal use. The loans violated federal lending limit law and triggered alarms at the OCC . The S&L was issued a cease and desist order.4

Jerry J. Moore is now one of the wealthiest men in Texas. His real estate company was recently bought out for $400 million. He is also active in Republican state politics. Nicholas Schultz maintains that he was taken to Moore¹s antebellum mansion, Nicholstone, not far from Dickerson, Texas, and describes the home as a distribution point for child pornography. Huey Meaux was a regular at Moore¹s mansion, according to the boy¹s statements.

Moore's social connections to the Mafia are consistent with the "hit man" allegation raised by Belinda Schultz. Moore's social circle included: Leonard Capaldi, convicted by the district court in the southern district of Texas on charges of bank fraud and bribery, stemming from his involvement in the April 4, 1986 collapse of Mainland Savings Bank. This S&L lost $300 million. Capaldi was sentenced to the Federal Correctional Institute in Milan, Michigan.5  Leading lights of the Mainland Savings scandal: arms dealer Adnan Khashoggi, James Bath (a business associate of George W. Bush, recruited to the CIA by George, Sr,), Martin Schimmer (for walking off with Teamster steelworker pension funds), Herman K. Beebe, a known Mafioso. Another gangland chum of Jerry J. Moore is Jack Tocco, a Detroit crime boss. Political ties have included late Texas Governor John Connally and Lloyd Bentson, former Secretary of the Treasury.6

C) The Prime of Ms Tweet Kimball

Another connection to Paul Schultz was the late Mildred "Tweet" Kimball. Tweet lived in a castle on US 85, just south of Denver in a small town called Sedalia. Nicholas Schultz states that he was taken to the castle and molested there by adults.

The castle was deeded to Kimball by Merritt Ruddock, a member of the U.S. diplomatic corps, an obscure CIA official and her first of four divorced husbands. Tweet Kimball divorced Ruddock in 1955, and as she explained to a local reporter in 1996: "When I divorced him, he said I'd probably go back to Tennessee and talk about him. He said "If you¹ll buy property west of the Mississippi, I
'll help you." 7 And that¹s what I did. She bought a 24-room castle on a 4,000 acre estate, built on a promontory with a view of the Rockies.7 Ruddock had good reason to buy her silence. He was the immediate deputy of the CIA¹s Frank Wisner, the notorious overseer of Nazi recruitment by the agency immediately after WW II. Ruddock was hired by Wisner in 1949. Ray Cline, another notorious Agency stinkbug (the organizer of a support network for George Bush, Sr.'s 1980 campaign. composed almost entirely of former intelligence officers headed by Steven Halper, Cline¹s son-in-law), kept close to Ruddock throughout the war. Cline recalls Ruddock as a hard drinker and "a personal manipulator of ideas and people."8 (The Colorado Department of Tourism doesn¹t advertise the fact, but the state has a thriving intelligence establishment. Loring Wirbel, an environmental researcher in Monument, Colorado, found that worldwide "intelligence expansion by U.S. agencies has a very real impact on Colorado. Buckley [Air Force Base] is now the major employer in the Denver metro area, with the classified Aerospace Data Facility section of the base responsible for far more jobs than the public Tactical Air Command portion of the base. The Denver Business Journal estimated in April that classified intelligence spending by NSA and NRO in Colorado may exceed $3 billion annually. Support facilities for Buckley include Falcon Air Force Base east of Colorado Springs, which performs intelligence fusion missions;
Lockheed-Martin¹s Waterton Canyon plant in southwest Denver, which builds spy satellites and Titan-4 rockets; Peterson Air Force Base, the headquarters of the Space Command; and the aging North American Aerospace Defense Command inside Cheyenne Mountain west of Colorado Springs. Another Air National Guard base outside Greeley, Colorado, is receiving many mobile satellite reconnaissance troops formerly housed at Holloman Air Force Base in New Mexico, part of a mission to make the Colorado Front Range a center of excellence for technical intelligence."9

Merritt Ruddock was not the only member of the family with CIA and Nazi ties. Ms Kimball¹s father, according to a note found in the Belinda Schultz file, "Colonel Kimball of Chattanooga, Tennessee, had been a prime mover in the grown of the Post-WWI Ku Klux Klan." (The repetitious links to nazism in the testimony of Nicholas Schultz, a 7-year-old boy, recalls his mother's statement that Paul Schultz is a "white supremacist," and is obviously among friends.)

She bonded with her castle and its environs, re-christened Cherokee Ranch, and lived like a European monarch. A tour guide told an AP reporter, "the house has a number of Portuguese tile murals and many examples of parquetry (an artistic inlaid wood design done on furniture). As she describes the lavish contents of several china cabinets, words like Dresden, Spode, Meissen and Waterford slip into the conversations. That bed was built for Charles II, and he actually slept in it. This inlaid cabinet came from the court of Spain, and the pictures represent Aesop¹s fables. The libraries are full of first editions, some quite old and valuable. Well, with names like Dickens and Thackeray on the bindings, one would think so."10

Tweet Kimball died in 1999. She had been an active Republican. Kimball served on the Douglas County Planning Commission and the commissioners¹ Water Advisory Board, as well as the board of the Douglas County Educational Foundation. She also spent 14 years on the board of the Denver Art Museum as accessions chairman. She was the local matriarch of local Republican party politics and frequently played hostess to the Douglas County Republican caucus.11 "Kimball's castle and ranchland provided an extravagant vehicle for her varied pursuits," the local County News-Press noted in her obituary last January, "wildlife conservation, a vast, eclectic art collection, politics, innovative ranching, royal relationships and storied social events."12

2) Supporting Evidence of Child Sex Ring Involvement

As Calhoun mentioned, in March of this year, Boulder detectives flew to San Luis Obispo, California, to interview Mary Bienkowski, a licensed family therapist. Bienkowski claimed to have information pertaining to the JonBenét Ramsey murder investigation. The woman said that her mother's godfather is Fleet White, a friend of John Ramsey. The therapist had urged police in Boulder to interview her client:

Regarding Bienkowski: 


A private therapist said Friday she stands behind her client who claims to have crucial information that could help investigators in the death of JonBenét Ramsey. Mary Bienkowski, a licensed marriage,

family and child counselor, said her client gave Boulder police specific names of individuals who are witnesses in the killing of JonBenét as well as ongoing sexual and physical abuse of other children.

"If they do their job and investigate what needs to be investigated, the rest of the pieces will fall into place, and nobody is going to like what they find out," she said. "This person wouldn't be coming forward and risking everything if it were not because she wanted the abuse to stop and wanted to protect other children."

Bienkowski said she has treated her client for the past 10 years for trauma endured as a repeated victim of sexual assault. Because her client had information that a widespread sex ring could have been behind the Dec. 26, 1996, strangulation and beating death of 6-year-old JonBenét, she encouraged the woman to take the information to authorities.

JonBenét was found in the basement of her family's Boulder home. Her parents, John and Patsy, are the focus of a police investigation, although the couple have denied involvement in their daughter's death.

After 13 months of investigating the case, a Boulder grand jury disbanded in October without charges being filed. During an interview Friday with the Daily Camera at a downtown San Luis Obispo coffee shop, Bienkowski blasted the Boulder Police Department for not actively investigating the list of people she said her client believes may have knowledge of who killed JonBenét.

She would not divulge the names of those thought to be involved, saying that information should first be given to law enforcement officials. The Whites have not returned phone calls from the Daily Camera. John Ramsey's attorney has declined to comment on the new information.

Boulder police questioned Bienkowski's client in Colorado for five hours. The FBI interviewed her as well. Detectives also contacted her family and interviewed some of them in California. And then the whole matter was dropped. Bienkowski lost faith in the police and refused to cooperate any further.13

Who left warnings on her answering machine? The Daily Times-Call in Longmont, Colorado reported in March that a reliable witness "identified the voices as [those] of two women [among others] accused of victimizing the now-37-year-old [informant]. The woman remains in hiding."

The anonymous callers told Bienkowski:

1. "Hello Mary. This is a very interested party in regards to [your client's] welfare. [Her] past and her future are of no, of no concern to you. She made an error in judgment when she came to see you and you have caused her nothing but pain and suffering. Her main concern now is her new husband and her family. She has started a life and is going to be moving as far away from you as possible. She belongs with her family and nobody else. She is off limits to you."
2. [Caller Two]: "Hello. Leave [your client] alone. We take care of our own. Everything. And nothing is any of your business."
3. [Caller Two] "Hello. It's high time that you caught on that [the informant] doesn't have time for your foolishness. Thank you."
4. ]Caller Two] "[She] is going on an extended vacation with her family and while there will seek medical care for her problems. [The woman] has forgotten more than you will ever know."
5. [Caller Two] "Hello. Sticks and stones may break our bones, but words will never hurt us. So leave [her] alone. It's against the law to disturb the peace. Don't forget it."14

The statement of the informant that JonBenet was killed in a sadistic sex game was upheld independently by forensic specialist Dr. Cyril Wecht, who studied the autopsy file and concluded that JonBenet's abuse occurred over a period of time.

Wecht: "This evidence of abuse, tied literally and figuratively to the cords around her neck and wrist, was enough to draw the conclusion that a sick sex game had gone awry." But the medical evidence "so far suggested that the vaginal penetration had been a carefully controlled, limited situation ‹ not a savage sexual assaults. While the attacker was applying the perverted use of the garrote that pinched the vagus nerve in her neck and eventually shut down her heart and lungs, the young prey had suddenly turned lifeless without explanation, perhaps literally in her abuser's arms. Wasn't it likely that the shocked and panicking molester had shaken JonBenet in a futile attempt to return her to consciousness? A few anxiety-driven shakes and a 'wake up! Wake up!' had failed to restore her to life, but had inflicted the bruises to the temporal lobes of the brain."15

A panel of pediatric experts assembled from all parts of the country states unanimously that JonBenet had injuries "consistent with prior trauma and sexual abuse." The medical affidavits referred to "past violation of the vagina," "chronic abuse," "evidence of both acute injury and chronic sexual abuse."16

Author Stephen Singular, a Boulder native, believed so strongly that organized pedophilia and child porn lurked behind the murder of the child that he published a book exploring the sex ring angle, Presumed Guilty. According to Singular's publisher, "some highlights of the book suggest that one or both of the Ramsey parents unknowingly exposed their daughter to danger that fateful Christmas night," and reminds, significantly, "human DNA found on her clothing matched nothing found in the Ramsey home"17

Evan Ravitz and Bob MacFarland, Boulder political activists who shared Singular's perspective on the case, gave eight of the grand jurors hearing testimony regarding the death of JonBenet Ramsey excerpts of Singular's book, theorizing that that the girl may have been killed by someone involved in a child pornography ring. Ravitz and MacFarland were cited with contempt of court. Ravitz, wearing a crumpled purple T-shirt, explained to District Judge Roxanne Bailin that the leakers planned on petitioning the D.A.'s office to allow them to testify before the grand jury, and present evidence of corruption in the city, including drug dealing and child pornography possibly "related to the slaying and handling of the Ramsey case." Child porn is "an important line of investigation that we hear Hunter has stayed away from," Ravitz told Judge Bailin.18

But homicide detectives considered this angle a "side theory," yet have acknowledge that the killer "may have been involved in a child pornography ring that operated in or around Boulder and had earmarked JonBenet as a likely subject." The connection to child pornography with child sex murders is by no means original. In 1997, Jeremy Strohmeyer, 18, stalked a seven-year-old girl in a Las Vegas casino before murdering her in a restroom. Strohmeyer was an admitted collector of child pornography. "If the pornography connection is true," the Internet Crime Library observes, "then the murder may have been committed by more than one person as part of a conspiracy."19

The market in Colorado for child prostitution and pornography is a relatively large silent minority. In 1995, the Colorado Department of Human Services filed 5,085 cases of sexual abuse of the 7,931 referred to the agency. Of these,1,160 victims were abused in the state. But the department may investigate a tiny fraction of the actual cases. One-half of one percent of children report sexual abuse, according to Dr. Richard D. Krugman, dean of the University of Colorado Medical School and director of the C. Henry Kemp Center for Prevention of Child Abuse and Neglect.20

A) A Brotherhood

In 1997, the Boulder PD contacted Dale Yeager and Denise Knoke at Seraph, Inc. in Berwyn, Pennsylvania ‹ a security consulting firm summarized in sales brochures as "an international company [with] extensive sources throughout Europe, South America, the Middle East, Asia, Eastern Europe, Russia and Africa. Our associates are investigative professionals and former intelligence officers" ‹ and asked them to submit an analysis of the ransom note. Yeager and Knoke claimed without hesitation that Patsy Ramsey was the author, joining the chorus of police and tabloid reporters who kept at the parents, and reported that Psalm 118:27b, interpreted as the source of the $118,000 ransom demand ‹ "Decorate the festival with leafy boughs and bind the sacrifices to be offered with thick cords to the horns of the altar" is commonly cited by "white supremacists," who "use the redemption and sacrifice ideas to form a justification for killings." Despite the neo-nazi nuance, Yeager and Knoke were positively certain that JonBenet's mother forged the kidnap letter. "Our conclusion," Yeager offered, "is that you are investigating a child's murder with ritualistic overtones. Strangulation and sexual assault are most commonly seen in sadomasochism between heterosexual and homosexual adults. "21 On February 27, 2000, Yeager explained to a CBS 2 News reporter, "What we believe was happening in Patsy's mind was that her daughter was losing control, becoming a wild rebel. She felt (her daughter) was becoming evil."22

Patsy Ramsey did not exactly fit the white supremacist profile, and she certainly wasn't known to participate in "ritual murder." Paul Schultz, not incidentally, rings the bell on both counts. He is a member, according to the interviewers of Belinda Schultz, of a "heterodox Christian" cult with Nazi leanings that found its way into the intelligence establishment via the German presence at Tweet Kimball's castle in Sedalia. The occult Brotherhood of the White Temple, as this sect was known, survives and has reportedly evolved into an underground terrorist cell.

The same "faction" that warned Mary Bienkowski to back off? Police investigating the Ramsey case also received warnings. Blood was splashed on Detective Linda Arndt's front door. The mutilated carcass of a cat was left on Steve Thomas's front lawn (if his statements have any credibility, given the flagrant distortions in his book on the case, clearly contrived to widen the umbrella of suspicion that has hung over the parents since the smears began). Sergeant Bob Wilson was at home when four high-powered rounds were fired through his bedroom window and nearly hit him. After these events, "there was no follow-up by the police department" Steve Thomas complains, "which apparently regarded bullets, blood and dead cats as minor" 23

Belinda Schultz has tied her ex-husband to a cultic, "white-supremacist" terrorist underground with domestic intelligence connections and the murder of JonBenet Ramsey but despite his resemblance to the killer's profile, Paul Schultz has not been asked for a sample of his hand-writing.

B) The Belgium Syndrome

The behavior of law enforcement officials and the media has been odd since the 911 call. John Ramsey was the CEO of a key military-industrial subsidiary, Lockheed, and his daughter had been murdered by a group that claimed to "represent a small foreign faction"

(Brotherhood of the White Temple?) Ordinarily, the "Lindbergh Law" requires a "rebuttable presumption" in a high-profile kidnap, particularly one pulled off by terrorists fronting for a "foreign faction," a widely overlooked point raised by journalist Donald Freed, author of Killing Time, a forensic study of the O.J. Simpson case. Notification of the FBI in a murder case involving terrorists is mandatory, and officers in Boulder did contact Washington. But the Bureau did not respond.24 Freed reports that someone in a lofty position assured the FBI and Lockheed Martin Security "prior to the 911 call that any report coming from Boulder "would not affect 'national security,'" and directed to "let the police handle it."25

Freed coined the phrase "Belgium Syndrome" after the recent refusal of Belgian officials and the justice system to respond to a series of child murders, "not because they were involved in the murders, but because they were involved in their own way in pornography, child sexuality and related elements, some of which are not even illegal but all of which would be death sentences for their careers."

Fleet White, in his letter "to the people of Colorado," maintained: "It is our firm belief that the District Attorney and others intend to use the Grand Jury and its secrecy in an attempt to protect their careers and also serve the conflicting interests of powerful, influential and threatening people who have something to hide or protect."26

"Conflicting interest" may explain the inertia of detectives in Boulder when the photo of the young beauty contestant turned up in the home of a child pornographer in Columbus, Ohio suspected of involvement in the abduction of another Colorado girl. James Partin, 35, was arrested in December, 1997 for selling child pornography on the Net. Police searched Partin's home and found a newspaper clipping about the 1983 kidnap of Beth Miller,14, and a map of Idaho Springs marked with several X's. The girl vanished after a jog near her Idaho Springs home, and Partin lived in the area at the same time. Boulder police announced that they would contact the Colorado Bureau of Investigation to learn more about the Ramsey photo in Partin's collection, but a local newspaper reported that they "do not believe that Partin had any involvement" in the slaying. "It's not a high priority," police spokeswoman Leslie Aaholm assured reporters.27 Did the DA's reluctance to question Partin about the JonBenet picture suggest an unwillingness to solve the case?

Pornographic photos of JonBenet were posted on the Internet.28 In his August 6, 1998 resignation letter, Boulder Detective Steve Thomas openly accused then police chief Tom Koby and other officials of sabotaging the case: "During the investigation detectives would discover, collect, and bring evidence to the district attorney's office, only to have it summarily dismissed or rationalized as insignificant. The most elementary of investigative efforts, such as obtaining telephone and credit card records, were met without support, search warrants denied. The significant opinions of national experts were casually dismissed or ignored by the district attorney's office, even the experienced FBI were waved aside." Thomas was ordered not to question certain witnesses, "and all but dissuaded from pursuing particular investigative efforts. Polygraphs were acceptable for some subjects, but others seemed immune from such requests. Innocent people were not "cleared", publicly or otherwise, even when it was unmistakably the right thing to do, as reputations and lives were destroyed. Some in the district attorney's office, to this day, pursue weak, defenseless, and innocent people in shameless tactics that one couldn't believe more bizarre if it were made up."

C) Lawrence Schiller & the Designated Patsy (Ramsey)

Denver reporter Joe Calhoun takes aim at Lawrence Schiller, the made-for-TV "expert" who denounces all sex-ring allegations in shrill terms. "Schiller, along with talk show hosts and the more 'responsible press,' appear to be preparing the public for an indictment of Patsy Ramsey for the murder of her child," Calhoun says. The patsy would be Patsy. "According to a source in Boulder, the script reads that the much physically and mentally traumatized Patsy Ramsey went to her daughter's room that night and found that she had wet the bed and in a fit of exasperation and rage struck the child and accidentally killed her and then was assisted by her husband to try to cover up the crime. " The bed-wetting scenario, repeated in best-selling books on the case and many a talk show, is insupportable upon a moment's reflection: it entails a belief, Calhoun points out, that Patsy Ramsey "stuck her child in the head, killing her, and then tied a garrote around her neck and sexually violated her daughter's corpse to cover up the crime."29

Was it the Belgium Syndrome that inspired Boulder DA Alex Hunter to leak information to the tabloids to destroy his own investigators? "The former lead investigator on the JonBenét Ramsey case," the Denver Post reported on February 16, 1999, "confirmed allegations that Boulder District Attorney Alex Hunter enlisted the help of a tabloid reporter to discredit him. Former Boulder police Commander John Eller, who now lives in Florida, said he knew that Hunter had encouraged Globe reporter Jeff Shapiro to dig up dirt on him." In response, Hunter had no comment. "We're not going to get drawn into it," he said. "I simply do not want to get into any kind of discussion that could jeopardize the integrity of what we're doing."30

Another critic of Lawrence Schiller is John Judge, a JFK assassination archivist in Washington, D.C. Judge is convinced that the celebrated author is an intelligence asset: "It was clear to me in interviews when [Norman] Mailer was asked why he chose to do this book on Oswald, he based it on the fact that Lawrence Schiller had gotten private access to the Minsk KGB files on Oswald and was willing to share those with Mailer [for Oswald's Tale]. It's hard for me to imagine that Schiller was able to get those kind of documents based on his access to the KGB there or some sort of salesman- ship. I would think that in order to crack that nut, you would have to have some links to current KGB and US intelligence interconnections. Schiller goes back at least as far as 1967 as the source to the very first character assassination attack on the critical community in a book called Scavengers and Critics of the Warren Commission, by Warren Lewis. The subtitle of that book is `Based on an Investigation by Lawrence Schiller.'"31

Did the Belgium Syndrome infect key evidence, cause it to disappear from a paranormal Boulder evidence room? In 1998, the AP reported, "Cops Lost Ramsey Evidence." Seems "authorities reportedly have lost evidence in the murder investigation of JonBenet Ramsey, forcing them to retrace their steps. Detectives have told friends of the Ramseys they no longer have evidence from some nine interviews and palm prints that the friends had given earlier. In one case, evidence from two interviews conducted the day after the 6-year-old's body was found was missing just two weeks later." Naturally, "earlier reports of lost evidence were refuted by police."32
And the so-called "mainstream" press has been manipulated as badly as the tabloids. Chuck Green, an award-winning, 32-year veteran of the Denver Post, believes "the evidence points to the Ramseys' being involved in their daughter's death." So he says, but University of Colorado journalism professor Michael Tracey co-produced a documentary highly critical of the media coverage. Tracy: "Boulder law enforcement put a ring in Chuck Green's nose and led him around on a leash. Law enforcement used the media to build a case that law enforcement knew it couldn't construct in court."33
Hal Haddon, retained by the Ramseys, complained that unknown police sources leaked false, damning information to the media ‹ information "exculpatory" to the Ramseys was not leaked.34

The Boulder Police Department maintains a tight lid on the case. A very tight lid. Officials instructed detectives to keep the investigation to themselves from the start. Detectives are not permitted to take laptops home. One detective, Sgt. Larry Mason, was removed from the case after speaking to reporters. The police refused to release the offense report, the first paperwork filed by officers responding to a call. They suppressed the report legally by filing the report among the detectives' investigative notes. The BPD has also declined to let go of a transcript of Patsy Ramsey's 911 call to report her daughter missing. The tape was also kept from public scrutiny by placing it among the investigative files. A all search warrants, affidavits and inventories involving searches of the Ramseys' Boulder home have been sealed by court order. Even JonBenet's autopsy report was sealed tight.

James J. Brodell, a Metropolitan State College of Denver journalism professor and an expert on Colorado's public records, finds the extreme secrecy "excessive." Without full disclosure, he believes, "the public can't judge how well police are doing their jobs."35

But search warrant documents released by court order state the county coroner concluded during the autopsy that the girl had been "sexually molested." Detective Linda Arndt attended the autopsy, and reported that Boulder County Coroner John Meyer told her that JonBenet "had received an injury consistent with digital penetration of her vagina." 36

Alex Hunter's former shell of "integrity" cracked when it slipped that he had tried to exclude a key witness from testifying before the Grand Jury, one who would side with the Ramseys. Last March, the Rocky Mountain News learned that Hunter's prosecutors attempted to block Lou Smit, the homicide detective hired by the Ramseys, from appearing in court: "Hunter's attempt last year to bar a witness from testifying appears to be unprecedented among metro-area prosecutors." No D.A. in Colorado, to their recollection, had ever gone so far as to obtain a court order to exclude a witness: "I've never heard of it before," said Jefferson County DA Dave Thomas. Prosecutors may advise a Grand Jury, "but they do not have total control." Bob Grant, the DA in Adams County, snorted, "folks" only prevent a witness of Smit's stature from taking the stand when they have ":a particular axe to grind but don't have evidence and just want to spread uncorroborated personal opinion."37

And so the first casualty danced another last waltz.


1. Joe Calhoun interview, March 22, 2000.
2. AP release, " Police Accuse Record Producer of Sexual Abuse,"
January 30, 1996. Huey Meaux was sentenced to fifteen years in prison, but became eligible for parole two years later. Meaux, who once worked with B.J, Thomas, Mickey Gilley, Ronnie Milsap Hank Williams and Freddie Fender, was moved from Houston to the prison¹s pre-release unit in Lockhart in March, 1998. Some local officials were shocked by this development. District Judge Mike McSpadden commented, "Two or three years is not a substantial amount of time."
3. George Glynn, "Woman sues producer, alleging years of abuse,"
Houston Chronicle, February 1, 1996.
4. US Treasury release NR 96-10, "OCC Fines Banker and Seeks Prohibition from Banking: Hearing in March," January 29, 1996.
5. See Leonard Louis Capaldi appeal, writ of habeas corpus, Sixth Circuit file. Also, Daniel Brandt's NameBase, "social associates chart," file:///Macintosh%20HD/Desktop%20Folder/Documents/Ramsey %20Case/Jerry%20J.%20Moore%20&%20Associates/Moore% 20Links%20Chart.
6. Susan Casey, "The lady of the castle," Douglas County News-Press, May 8, 1996. Brandt. Also, Pete Brewton, The Mafia, CIA and George Bush, SPI Books, 1992, for background on James Bath and well-heeled Houston Republicans. Brewton: "Jack Trotter, is listed as a reference on Bath¹s resume. A source close to Bath said that Trotter was one of the Houstonians most responsible for introducing Bath around Houston and getting him wired into the right business circles. Bath and Lan Bentsen brokered a number of multi-thousand-acre tracts to syndications formed by Trotter, who was trustee for Senator Lloyd Bentsen¹s blind trust."
7. Ralph McGehee¹s CIABase Web site, ciabasesearch.html
8. Burton Hersh, The Old Boys: The American Elite and the Origins of the CIA, New York: Charles Scribner¹s, 1992, p. 242.
9. Linda DuVal, "Splendor in the Rockies," Colorado Springs Gazette tour guide, 1999..
10. Loring Wirbel, "Confronting the New Intelligence Establishment: Lessons from the Colorado Experience," The Textbook (an environmental quarterly), Southwest Research and Information Center, Fall 1996.
11. Casey.
12. Mike Colias, "County Says Goodbye to Tweet Kimbit.," obituary, Douglas County News-Press, January 20, 1999.
13. Christopher Anderson, "Ramsey Detectives off the California," Boulder Daily Camera, March 5, 2000.
14. B.J. Blasket, Daily Times Call, March 6, 2000.
15. Cyril Wecht, M.D., J.D., and Charles Bosworth, Jr., Who Killed JonBenet Ramsey? Onyx, 1998.
16. Steve Thomas, JonBenet: Inside the Ramsey Murder Investigation, New York: St. Martin's, 2000, p. 27.
17. Wendy Walker, New Millennium press release, Beverly Hills, CA, 1999.
18. Anonymous, "Duo cited for mailing Ramsey Chapters," Boulder Daily Camera, July 10, 1999, and Julie Poppen, "Judge gives stern warning to two who contacted jurors," Boulder Daily Camera, August 6, 1999.
19. Anonymous, "Main Event ‹ The Murder of JonBenet Ramsey," The
Crime Library,
20. Elliot Zaret, "Atler Pursues Answers to Incest, Boulder Daily Camera, February 27, 1997, concerning police interviews with Marilyn Van Derbur Atler, a Boulder resident and former Miss America (1958) who recovered repressed memories of sexual abuse in 1991.
21. Dale Yeager, "Profile Report," Seraph, Inc., July 29, 2997.
22. Drew Griffin, interviewer, "A Perfect Murder? Part 1," CBS 2 News
report, February 27, 2000.
23. Thomas, p. 180.
24. Joe Calhoun, "The Book and the JonBenet Ramsey Case: The Sins of
'Perfect Omission,'" Montelibre Monthly, March, 1999.
25. Calhoun, p. 13.
26. Ibid.
27. Anonymous, "JonBenet photo found in home of suspected Ohio pornographer, Boulder Daily Camera, January 8, 1998.
28. Jameson's TimeLine Web site,
29. Calhoun article.
30. Karen Auge, "Detective accuses DA Hunter," Denver Post, February 16, 1999.
31. See Kenn Thomas, interviewer, Steamshovel Press, no. 14,
32. Anonymous, AP report, "Cops Lost Ramsey Evidence," February, 15, 1998.
33. Katherine Rosman, "JonBenet, Inc.," Brill's Content, February, 2000.
34. Mary George and Marilyn Robinson, "Shy cops did what they did," Denver
Post, September 30, 1997.
35. Charlie Brennan, "Ramsey-case secrecy unusual," Rocky Mountain News, February 9, 1997.
36. George and Robinson.
37. John C. Ensslin, "Hunter's move puzzles legal experts," Rocky Mountain News, March 16, 2000.

The end.

Virginia McCullough

"Have I missed the  mark, or, like a true archer,  do I strike my mark?
Or am I a prophet of lies, a babbler from door to door?"
Cassandra, as reported by Agamemnon

© 2000 Virginia McCullough. All Rights Reserved. Use only with written  permission.

APRIL 20, 2000

One year ago today the massacre at Columbine took place.  One year later no one outside of law enforcement has been allowed to see the the ballistic report.  The library and the bullet holes it contains remains locked and barred.  What secrets are so grave that law enforcement and the judiciary lock arms to prevent the American public from discovering them?  Lawsuits filed on behalf of the families of those wounded, disabled and killed reveal new information about the tragedy.  One boy's family declares that their son was killed by a bullet fired by law enforcement.  Other lawsuits state that law enforcement actually allowed the carnage to continue unabated, costing many lives.  It is revealed that the 911 dispatcher told the students to remain in the library at the heart of the violence.  A teacher's daughter charges that her father bled to death because law enforcement refused to allow medical personnel to enter the building.  Instead of charging the building immediately law enforcement remained outside establishing a perimeter but not aiding the victims inside.

Locking and barring a crime scene to prevent the public from knowing the amount of bullets fired, the ammunition used, the direction of the shots fired and the location of bodies prevents the public from knowing how many shooters were involved.  Many excellent web sites have explored the possibility that the Columbine slaughter resulted from another agenda than the one promoted by the so-called "legitimate media".  Did two dysfunctional teenagers pull off the worst school shooting in American history or was there another motive?

The past year has revealed that other motives for school shootings do exist.  One incentive for the violence in our schools is to encourage the federal government to invade our schools and criminalize our children.  If this statement seems outrageous consider the Mosaic-2000 plan promoted by the California based firm Gavin de Becker Inc.  The company's web site [] reveals that it specializes in private investigations and security for high profile people and government agencies such as the CIA and ATF.  It was the ATF that asked the company to create a software program that would rank potentially violent children on a scale of 1 to 10.  Unskilled and untrained school teachers and administrators would then observe our children and feed their opinions into an unproven software system that would then label your child for life.  The information would be made a part of their school lives and subsequently, their professional lives as adults.

In the twelve months since the Columbine shootings school districts across the nation have implemented a Zero Tolerance Policy for children when it comes to drugs and anything that resembles a weapon.  It was only last week that a small boy was sent home from school and disciplined for pointing his finger at a playmate and saying, "Bang, bang".  One must assume that the adults in charge considered the finger a weapon.  Isn't it time the American public asks if the adults on our school campuses are required to conform to the same Zero Tolerance Policy they demand the children adhere to daily.

An incident that was reported in yesterday's Marin Independent Journal clearly demonstrates that are far different rules and disciplines for adults.  The article by Maia Werner details an investigation of San Rafael City School's maintenance department.  The article states:

"Barbara Smith, superintendent of the San Rafael Elementary and High School Districts, would not provide a copy of the report from the investigation, but did outline its findings.

They included:

*That district time and equipment was used to download and store large amounts of pornographic material, and that material was placed on the computers of other employees against their wishes;

*That a district was used as a central location for a violent computer game where off-site individuals would dial up and use the district equipment to play the game;

*That 460 rounds of assault rifle ammunition were being stored in a locker in the work area area of the maintenance yard;

*That an empty box for a semi-automatic pistol was found at the maintenance yard;

*That records had been falsified to earn overtime and that employees were being paid overtime to do work on another employee's personal property;

*That employees were purchasing equipment and billing their time for work done, but actually contracting the work out to a private vendor, meaning the district was being billed twice; and

*That records had been falsified to conceal employees absence from the workplace.

The investigation was conducted by Paul Barron, a Burbank-based private investigator recommended by California state Fiscal Crisis and Management Assistance Team (FCMAT) - a state agency formed to assist school districts in assessing irregularities - and Walt Kosta, a retired police captain from the San Rafael Police Department.  Barron and Kosta confirmed the findings reported by Smith."

Superintendent Smith only released the results on this maintenance investigation report because, she said, maintenance department employees had notified the media.  The school district had kept the school board informed about the investigation but neither the board nor the administration revealed to the public what measures would be taken to discipline the employees involved citing privacy concerns.

In a phone interview with Walt Kosta who helped conduct the investigation, it was learned that the 460 rounds of assault rifle  ammunition that was found was 7.62 mm.  When asked what was being done about this discovery, Kosta stated that no criminal charges were filed by the Marin County District Attorney and therefore, the ammunition was turned over to the San Rafael Police Department for destruction.

Walt Kosta also emphasized that the pornography discovered was adult in nature and none of the pornography showed images of children.

Jon Anger, a maintenance mechanic and president of the San Rafael chapter of the California School Employees Association was critical of the investigation.  For example, he described the video game as not overly violent.  The computer game is called "Quake" and consists of the player looking through gun sights and shooting aliens and monsters.

Within the last two days three teenagers in Alameda were jailed for plastering their school campus with hit lists of people they said they wanted to kill today, April 20, 2000.  Police officers who examined the children's home computers stated that they found "disturbing evidence" on the PCs.

Children are being criminalized and jailed for acts far less harmful than the adults in the San Rafael School District who betray the trust of children and parents alike by playing with pornography and violent computer games, storing 460 rounds of 30 caliber ammunition at their workplace and billing the school district for work they did not do.  When adults are discovered violating the Zero Tolerance Policy their names and their acts should be made public.  The school districts responsible for the safety of our children should not be allowed to hide their employees behind "privacy concerns".   It is time that the American public demands that adults employed in our nation's schools be held to the same standards we hold our children to daily.

Copyright 2000
Virginia McCullough

Virginia McCullough

"Have I missed the  mark, or, like a true archer,  do I strike my mark?
Or am I a prophet of lies, a babbler from door to door?"
Cassandra, as reported by Agamemnon

© 2000 Virginia McCullough. All Rights Reserved. Use only with written  permission.


I think it is very important to present a "full" and complete picture of Lester K. Coleman in order to understand why he is so important to understanding "the big picture". To that end, the following is an article about Coleman from the London Times dated Monday, July 22,1991.  The article carries no byline and reads as follows:


A former American intelligence officer who worked for a secret unit, four of whose members have been killed, is hiding abroad because of allegations he has made about the Lockerbie bomb disaster.

Lester Knox Coleman, formerly with the Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA) is a key witness behind allegations that negligence on the part of the US government led to the placing of a bomb on board Pan Am flight 103 which exploded over Lockerbie in Scotland on December 21, 1988, killing 270 people.

Mr. Coleman, age 47, worked until May 1990 with the secret unit Middle East Collection 10 (MC10).  For most of his six years with the DIA he was in Cyprus, running a network of agents in Beirut, whose mission was to find American hostages held by extremists.  Two senior MC10 members were Matthew Kevin Gannon and Major Charles Dennis McKee.  Both were on flight 103 and had just returned from a mission in Beirut.  Also on board was Khaled Nazir
Jaafar, a Lebanese agent for the American Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA).

Mr. Coleman has a unique insight into DIA and DEA operations in the Middle East because he worked for both organizations in Cyprus.  While still a DIA agent -- usually paid in travelers cheques sent from the Luxembourg branch of the now collapsed Bank of Credit and Commerce International (BCCI) -- he was seconded twice to the DEA, from February to September 1987 and April to May 1988.

According to an affidavit by Mr. Coleman given to Pan Am lawyers in Brussels on April 17 this year [1991], the DEA, with the narcotics squad of the Cypriot national police, the German BKA police and British customs, ran a "drugs sting operation" through Cyprus and airports in Europe including Frankfurt.  It involved delivering heroin from the Bekaa Valley in Lebanon to the United States, particularly to Detroit, Houston and Los Angeles, where there are large Lebanese communities. 

The explanation for this operation, which was officially codenamed Khourah, was provided by Ronald Caffrey, acting assistant administrator of the operational division of the DEA, in a US government submission dated March 20 this year [1991].  He said the drugs operation was "a controlled delivery".

His statement said: "In a controlled delivery, a law enforcement agency permits and monitors shipment of contraband, including drugs, to move from a source or transit location to its intended destination.  Use of this technique is sometimes essential to enable law enforcement agencies to identify and arrest high-ranking members of trafficking organizations, rather than simply arrest low level couriers." 

Mr. Coleman, with his knowledge of this type of operation, believes that flight 103 was being used by the DEA as a "controlled" flight in which Khaled Jaafar, a DEA courier, was allowed to carry his luggage through Frankfurt without being subject to normal security checks.  He knew Jaafar was one of many agents involved in drug operations. 

In a telephone conversation last October with a BKA officer in charge of investigations at Frankfurt Rhein-Main airport, Mr. Coleman said he was told that  BKA had "serious concerns" that a US drugs sting operation out of Cyprus had been used by terrorists to place the bomb on flight 103, by switching bags.

According to reports last year, the security of flight 103 had already been compromised by a mysterious man with an American accent using the pseudonym David Lovejoy, who had reportedly telephoned the Iranian embassy in Beirut on December 20, 1988, the day before the Lockerbie flight, to tip them off that US agents Gannon and McKee would return from a mission in Beirut to the
US on flight 103.

Mr. Coleman said: "Individuals involved in drug sting operations would arrive at Larnaca (in Cyprus) on the ferry from Jounich (in Lebanon) and be escorted by officers of the Cypriot national police to the offices of Eurame Trading Company in Nicosia, a DEA proprietary company."  Mr. Coleman saw Khaled Jaafar on at least three occasions in the Eurame offices and knew him to be a DEA courier.

The DEA has denied it was involved in a drugs sting operation at any time around the Lockerbie incident.  But James Shaughnessy, lead counsel for Pan Am, said in his latest affidavit dated May 3 [1991]:  "The DEA's denial is incredulous....simply false."  Pan Am's affidavit refers to a telephone conversation between a senior officer of British customs' investigations branch and Michael Jones of Pan Am Corporate Security in London in which he asked: "Have you considered a bag switch in Frankfurt due to the large amounts of Turkish workers?"

The Beirut end of MC10 had been "blown".  There were five key members of the MC10 cell in Cyprus and Beirut, according to Mr. Coleman.  Apart from Mr. Coleman there were Werner Tony Asmar, a German Lebanese, Charlie Frezeli, a Lebanese army officer, and two more Lebanese who worked with Asmar.  Asmar was killed in a bomb explosion at his office in east Beirut on May 26, 1988. Frezeli was shot dead at his home in east Beirut in November 1989.  When
Asmar was killed, the  DIA ordered Mr. Coleman home.

Those, like Mr. Coleman and the Pan Am lawyers who are convinced there is a link between the Lockerbie bomb and "Operation Khourah", were not helped by the so-called Aviv report, which claimed that a rogue CIA unit permitted the bags switch, knowing it contained a bomb.  The report, produced by Israeli
investigator Juval Aviv was discredited.  Now, however, a judge in a US court has ruled that the US government must produce all relevant documents relating to the practice of drugs sting operations through Frankfurt and elsewhere in Europe.

End of article.

It is VERY important to read the preceding article closely and then re-read
it again.  Next, one must compare the information in the article to an
affidavit Coleman introduced in Adversary Proceeding No. 86-0069 in the case
entitled INSLAW, INC, plaintiff v. USA and the USA DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE filed in the United States District Court for the District of Columbia.  The
affidavit reads as follows:

I, LESTER K. COLEMAN, being duly sworn do hereby state as follows:

1.    I am currently self-employed as a freelance writer, editor, and
security consultant.  I am a United States citizen and am temporarily
residing outside of the United States.

2.    In November 1984, the Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA) offered me a position in human  intelligence operations in the Middle East.  I was raised in the Middle East, where I lived in Iran, Libya and Saudi Arabia.  I speak three dialects of Arabic and some Farsi.  I accepted the position and received training from the DIA.  I was assigned to a Middle East intelligence unit.

3.    Between February and September 1987, I was seconded by DIA to the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) in Nicosia, Cyprus, reporting to the DEA Country Attaché, Michael T. Hurley.

4.    After a cover assignment in the United States, I was again seconded to the DEA in Nicosia, Cyprus, in early 1988.

5.    During April and May 1988, I worked in the offices of EURAME Trading Company, Ltd., in Nicosia, Cyprus, a DEA proprietary company.  On or about May 29, 1988, because of my concern about poor security in the DEA operation in Cyprus, I returned to the United States, having previously obtained the concurrence of the DIA. 

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, EURAME 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 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 EURAME 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 long-time 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 made a sworn statement, prior to his arrest, about his participation in a covert U.S. intelligence initiative to sell INSLAW's PROMIS 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 in 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.

FURTHER AFFIANT SAYETH NOT.      Signed by Lester K. Coleman

This, then, was Danny Casolaro's Octopus.  Casolaro had been interviewing
Michael Riconosciuto since approximately May of 1990; Casolaro had also met
with and interviewed Michael's wife, Bobbie.  Both Riconosciutos had told
Casolaro the same thing they have repeatedly told me about the downing of
Pan Am 103.  Michael Roconosciuto claimed to be an intelligence officer
monitoring the hostage situation in Iran, staying at the apartment of Robert
Booth Nichols and Ellen Hopko Nichols located near the Nicosia, Cyprus
airport.   This group of people, according to Michael, were also involved in
the "controlled drug operation" run by the DIA.  Riconosciuto stated that
they were paid with unsigned BCCI travelers checks.  Shortly before the
Lockerbie crash Riconosciuto returned to his home in Oregon.  He knew that
the McKee team would be returning to the United States to "blow the whistle"
on the drug operation run by George W. Bush.  Riconosciuto told me that when the warning came to the unit in Nicosia that there might be a bombing of Pan Am #103,  Robert Booth Nichols told Rinconosciuto that he would change the reservation for the McKee team to another flight, just as FBI agent Revell's
son had done.  The night of the Lockerbie crash, Bobbi Riconosciuto was
watching the television with their children when she learned of the crash
and heard that the McKee team went down with others on board.  She woke
Michael up and told him. Michael broke from Robert Booth Nichols from that
point forward because he held Nichols responsible for betraying the McKee

Robert Booth Nichols became the key source for Danny Casolaro who had
contacted Lester K. Coleman  seven days before his murder in Martinsburg,
West Virginia.  Nichols stated, in a lawsuit against the FBI and FBI agent
Thomas Gates, that he has had no source of  income for the past twenty-plus
years and yet his concealed weapons permit shows that he maintains many
residences around the world.  Sam Giacana was Nichols' business partner and it is rumored that Nichols' mentor is the head of Yakuza in Hawaii.  Nichols' lawsuit was sustained by a declaration submitted by the former head of the LA FBI, Ted Gunderson.  Gunderson has stated to me and others that he owes his life to Nichols because he called off a mob hit on Gunderson. Gunderson also states that he is nothing but a private investigator, but documents out of his own files show his intelligence connections.

270 people were killed on Pan Am 103 and the United States government is
continually silencing witnesses who could tell the truth about what
happened.  Lawyers who hold the Coleman documents out for ransom, judges who use the law to torture and imprison individuals who would expose the
intelligence prostitutes who whore for drugs, arms, power and money, and an
apathetic public are the ones who are responsible for the murder of those
who died at Lockerbie.   Let Lester K. Coleman testify.  Let Michael
Riconosciuto testify.  MAKE Robert Booth and Ellen Hopko Nichols testify.
FORCE Michael T. Hurley to testify.  MAKE THEM TELL THE TRUTH!! If the
families of the victims want to really know what happened they should demand
the head of Danny Casolaro's Octopus.

Virginia McCullough © 2000