Click. THE DEMISE OF THE LONE GUNMEN TV SHOW by Richard Bartholomew.




by Richard Bartholomew © 2001

After nearly a month, I'm still waiting in vain for anybody to mention X-Files creator Chris Carter's prophetic "Lone Gunmen" episode about the CIA perpetrating an apparent terrorist act by taking remote control of an airliner and crashing it into the World Trade Center. It's as if this heavily promoted TV series -- which premiered March 4, 2001 but cancelled after 13 episodes -- never existed.

Relevant passages from the following synopsis of "The Lone Gunman" TV series pilot episode:

"...the Gunmen become more and more entangled in a terrorist plot (Scenario 12-D), eventually facing off against a governmental power known as Overlord...get on the targeted aircraft in an attempt to sniff out the
bomb...but unfortunately, there's no bomb on the airplane. It's being someone else -- Overlord...the air scene of the plane
approaching the World Trade Center was actually shot by the aerial
photographer from a helicopter, so the skyline and approach you see is
real. The airliner was CGI'd on top of it, and it's extremely well done. A
very exciting sequence."
The Lone Gunmen - Episode Guide

Season 1 1. Pilot gs: Zuleikha Robinson (Yves Adele Harlow)

Teaser: A Mission-Impossible style break-in as Frohike and Byers attempt to steal the Octium IV chip from E-Com-Con's top security room. Langly fakes an allergy attack to distract security from their monitors. A "Bearded Man" is seen, and Langly obviously recognizes him. The "Bearded Man" takes advantage of the chaos to steal the chip -- right out from under Frohike's nose -- by hijacking the software that Byers is using to run the winch for Frohike's little trapeze getup.

Byers is informed of his father's mysterious death. He hadn't spoken to his father in 11 years, since he got together with Frohike and Langly to start publishing the weekly newsletter, The Lone Gunman. At the funeral, a Mr. Helm introduces himself to Johnny as his father's long time friend, and offers to talk with him about his father's death.

As the death is investigated, the Gunmen become more and more
entangled in a terrorist plot (Scenario 12-D), eventually facing off
against a governmental power known as Overlord -- who also happens to be Mr. Helm. Byers and his father (who is not actually dead after all) get on
the targeted aircraft in an attempt to sniff out the bomb with what look
like home-made mini hydrocarbon sniffers. This might have worked, but
unfortunately, there's no bomb on the airplane. It's being controlled, like
Bert Byers' car, by someone else -- Overlord and his henchgeek, obviously.

As Langly races against time to save the lives of Byers and his dad (and the other airline passengers), his system keeps pegging. It's going to take at least seven to ten days to decrypt the security -- and all they've got is 20 minutes! Frohike saves the day by not only "persuading" Yves Harlow to let him use the Octium IV chip, but manages to steal the chip from her when she wasn't looking, thus garnering them not only a few hundred saved lives, but a weekly headline as well! 

b: 04-Mar-01 pc: 1AEB79 w: John Shiban , Frank Spotnitz, Vince Gilligan d: Rob Bowman

NOTE: The character Kimmy the Geek is played by Jim Fyfe, the same actor who played Jimmy the Geek in the X Files Lone Gunmen episode Three of a Kind. Jimmy is the guy who got hit by the bus. According to a rumor from the set, Kimmy is Jimmy's identical twin brother.

George Coe, (Byers' father, Bertram R. Byers) was a regular on the mid-80s TV series Max Headroom as the head of Network 23. Max Headroom, starring Matt Frewer as both Max and the reporter Edison Carter, based on
the movie of the same name, was a genre-busting show with special effects that were impressive for the period and is a show that I still believe is ahead of its time. If you ever find it re-running somewhere, it's well worth watching!

A note for the techies in the crowd: the air scene of the plane approaching the World Trade Center was actually shot by the aerial photographer from a helicopter, so the skyline and approach you see is real. The airliner was CGI'd on top of it, and it's extremely well done. A very exciting sequence. Kudos to the crew for such a wonderful bit!

The pirated, not for air version of the Pilot episode is slightly different than the air version. There's at least one line clipped, to the best of my memory, and the score is different in the air version.

The secret location of the Lone Gunmen's HQ is finally given. Their warehouse/basement is in Takoma Park, Maryland, essentially an industrial suburb of Washington DC. We knew they had to be living somewhere.
Fanficcers, rev your engines.

When first aired, this episode ran no opening credits. The only thing run to identify the series was a splash image of the LGM's logo, and then right into the rolling credits of the actor's names as act one opened. This was very different than both the not-for-air version and the version played for the premier party in Los Angeles. The opening credits played in both the not-for-air version and in LA were different for the pilot episode than those in Bond, Jimmy Bond.

A number of people have asked what that music was in the teaser. I've been told that it's a tune called Cross the Line by the group Cuba. We're looking for a url for an mp3 for it. Do you know it? We'll credit you for finding it if you post it to us. Thanks! - "Scenario 12-D" could possibly be a reference to D-12, or Dirty Dozen, a Detroit area rap group which contributed to Eminem's last album.

Sean reports that XF actor Steve Makaj (the co-pilot) appeared on XF quite a few times: the patrolman shot by Duane Barry in Ascension, Frank Kiveat in D.P.O., and Scott Ostelhoff in Gethsemane.

Sharp eyed Sean also says that Tony Morelli (the assassin) used to be the stunt coordinator for TXF, and played the tall dude who hung out with Krycek and Cardinal and helped beat up Skinner in Paper Clip.

Garvin Cross, the Pilot, played the redhead kid who gets mauled by the tiger in Fearful Symmetry and the repairman who gets stung by a smallpox bee in the teaser of Herrenvolk. Another catch by Sean the Godlike.

See also Bartholomew's cartoons: Click.

Possible Discovery of an Automobile Used In the JFK Conspiracy by Richard Bartholomew. Click.


From the desk of Rodney Stich
P.O. Box 5, Alamo, CA 94507;

Phone: 925-944-1930; FAX 925-295-1203


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October 2, 2001

John Ashcroft
U.S. Attorney General
U.S. Department of Justice
950 Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W.
Washington, DC 20530 Certified mail: 7000 1670 0012 2751 8650

Reference: Response to your request for information related to September
11, 2001 terrorist activities

To Mr. Ashcroft:

As a former federal air safety inspector-investigator for the Federal
Aviation Administration and a confidant to many present and former
federal agents, I have acquired a great amount of knowledge and evidence
relating to the September 11 deadly hijackings and related matters.

For the purpose of this letter, reference is to the terrorist threat and
how a culture within certain federal agencies aided and abetted and
insured the success of the hijackers on September 11, 2001, and future
terrorist attacks.

For credibility, I am a former federal inspector-investigator for the
Federal Aviation Administration; a former airline pilot with significant
piloting experience in the Middle East, carrying Muslim and Arab
passengers to Mecca and Medina from various parts of the Middle East;
years of contacts with federal agents who conveyed considerable
information to me-including agents of the FBI, DEA, Customs, and CIA,
including former heads of secret CIA airlines and CIA financial
operations who had information relating to terrorists.

The success of the hijackers on September 11th, and many prior fatal
hijackings, would not have occurred if the corruption that I documented
did not exist. These conditions still exist and will undoubtedly play a
key role in future terrorist attacks and other adverse actions against
the people of the United States. This letter provides highlights of this
misconduct and makes a record that you and your office have been informed
of these matters. ....

While I was an FAA air safety inspector-investigator, holding federal air
safety responsibilities for the most senior program at United Airlines,
during a period of numerous airline crashes, I documented a pattern of
misfeasance, malfeasance, nonfeasance, and corruption within the Federal
Aviation Administration.

Among the areas of FAA misconduct were pressure and threats against
federal air safety inspectors not to report or act upon major air safety
and even criminal activities, despite the repeated occurrence of fatal
airline crashes due to these problems; refusal to act upon reports
requiring changes to prevent hijackings that I and other federal air
safety inspectors made, and many other areas of major air safety
violations for which the FAA had a legal duty to take corrective action.

Compounding this misconduct, inspectors making these reports were
harassed and threatened, their official reports destroyed, and their
lives and careers adversely affected. This is the deadly culture that
resulted in many fatal airline crashes, including the prior airline crash
into New York City, by United Airlines, that was the world's worst air
disaster at that time.

The cover-up of the corruption within the FAA made possible the
continuation of the federal offenses and the associated fatalities. The
September 11, 2001, tragedies with over 6,000 deaths were simply another
consequence of the internal FAA problems and the cover-up of these
problems by Justice Department personnel.

I documented these FAA offenses while I was an FAA inspector, and proved
their relationship to several specific airline crashes, which included
the earlier United Airlines crash into New York City. The hard-core
corrupt and criminal misconduct within the FAA, going into the FAA
administrator's office, can be associated with years of specific airline
crashes, and constitutes substantial evidence showing how it insured the
success of the September 11, 2001, air tragedies.

Throughout this period of fraud-related air tragedies, Justice Department
personnel repeatedly blocked efforts to expose these serious federal
offenses, thereby aiding and abetting the FAA misconduct, which in turn
insured the success of the hijacking terrorists. The available evidence
supports this relationship. And now, the same Justice Department is
covering up for the wrongdoings that in this latest instance took the
lives of 6,000 people!

Highlights Of FAA Corruption Making Possible Major Air Disasters

In my role as a federal air safety inspector, assisted by many years of
experience as an airline captain, navy flight instructor, and navy patrol
plane commander in World War II, I made numerous reports and the required
corrective actions addressing air safety and criminal violations
affecting air safety. Many of these reports required prompt corrective
actions for which the FAA had responsibility to act. In almost every
case, the reports that I and other inspectors made were ignored, despite
the pattern of resulting fatal airline crashes.

Nonfeasance Compounded By Tragedy-Related Criminal Misconduct

The reaction to these official reports included (1) warnings not to
submit such reports as the office would look bad when airline accidents
resulted from the problems; (2) felony destruction of the official
reports which were often followed by resulting fatal airline crashes; (3)
threats, harassment, and retaliatory actions against federal air safety
inspectors when the officially required reports continued to be made.

The actions I took, which started initially in addressing the corruption
blocking the federal government from meeting its air safety
responsibilities, included the following:

     · I acted as an independent prosecutor, conducting a four-month-long
FAA hearing during which I obtained testimony and considerable evidence
showing this culture of malfeasance, misfeasance, nonfeasance,
corruption, and during the hearing, perjury and subornation of perjury.
Two fatal crashes occurred in my area of responsibilities during that
hearing that were caused by the very same air safety problems and
criminal activities that I documented. Transcripts and documentation is
available to show this relationship.

     · I reported these federal offenses to the National Transportation
Safety Board (Bureau of air safety in the CAB at that time), to the FBI,
to several U.S. attorneys, and then to the Department of Justice in
Washington. Possibly because of the gravity of the criminal activities
and the direct relationship to many fatal airline crashes, the response
was a cover-up and obstruction of justice.

     · This response made possible the continuation of the air safety and
criminal violations, and as expected, a continuation of the resulting
crashes and deaths. (These matters are detailed and documented in the
third edition of Unfriendly Skies.)

     · Seeking to circumvent the obstruction of justice, I appeared
before a federal grand jury in Denver. Although individual jurors
admitted the gravity of what I was stating, the blockage by the U.S.
attorney kept the jury from taking any action.

     · As a federal agent, I filed formal complaints with FBI director J.
Edgar Hoover, and encountered a pattern of cover-ups and false
statements. ....

     · Refusing to be a part of the criminal activities in the FAA, I
resigned from the FAA. As the air disasters continued to occur from the
FAA culture, I exercised other federal remedies. I filed the first of
several lawsuits in Ninth Circuit federal courts seeking to report the
criminal activities to a federal judge under the federal crime reporting
statute and under a citizen's right to seek a court order forcing federal
officials to perform their legal duties and to halt their unlawful
conduct. District and
appellate judges admitted the gravity of the allegations made in the
lawsuit, but after U.S. attorneys filed motions to block the lawsuits,
they were dismissed. These dismissals were followed by even worse air
disasters due to the same FAA culture.

     · Seeking to circumvent the massive cover-ups and obstruction of
justice, I used my considerable assets to make the public aware of this
pattern of corruption by people in key government positions. I authored
and published the first edition of Unfriendly Skies, (which is now in its
third edition). I also started appearing as a guest and expert on
hundreds of radio and television shows. These activities were funded by
my real estate investments and threatened to expose people in key
positions in
the three branches of the federal government.

Discovering Other Areas Of Corruption In Government

As my books and radio and television appearances became known, other
government agents provided me information and documentation on still
other areas of corruption in government that could be expected on the
basis of the corruption that I discovered as a federal inspector.

The gravity of the additional information and documentation caused me to
again exercise the responsibilities under the federal crime reporting
statute (Title 18 U.S.C. § 4) to report these matters to federal judges,
who had the mandatory responsibility to receive the information and
evidence. Their reaction would eventually insure the success of the
September 11, 2001, hijackers:

     · Federal judges repeatedly refused to receive the data and evidence
that I and my group of other former and present federal agents sought to
report. These federal offenses included the documented corruption in the
FAA and by people in other key government positions. These corrupt and
criminal activities and the standard obstruction of justice offenses are
described in three books: Unfriendly Skies, Defrauding America, and
Drugging America.

     · Federal judges issued unlawful and unconstitutional orders barring
me, for the remainder of my life, from access to the district and
appellate courts. These orders (1) blocked the reporting of these
criminal activities, and (2) blocked me from defending against judicial
acts that corruptly seized the $10 million in real estate that funded my
exposure of the criminal and corrupt activities. (Further information
about the actions taken to block my exposure of the criminal activities
and the involvement of federal judges can be found in a pending federal
lawsuit at the Internet site:

     · When I discovered other criminal activities from government agents
and sought to report these matters, as required under the federal crime
reporting statute, Justice Department prosecutors and federal judges
charged me with criminal contempt of court (on the basis that I had been
barred for the remainder of my life from federal court access). From 1986
to 1995, these two groups had me charged me with criminal contempt of
court for attempting to report these criminal activities. This
retaliation, for reporting matters that made the World Trade Center 1993
bombing and September 11, 2001, hijackings possible reflects the role of
Justice Department personnel and federal judges in the corruption that
made possible the death of 6,000 people on September 11, and made
possible other crimes against the American people by persons acting under
cover of government positions.

Justice Department Corruption Aided Funding Of Terrorist Cells

Justice Department misconduct aided and abetted various terrorist cells
located in the New Jersey and New York areas which were later implicated
in the 1993 World Trade Center bombing and the September 11, 2001,
hijackings. Details of these activities, as provided to me by government
agents, are found in the book I wrote, Drugging America. The book
describes how Justice Department personnel blocked federal agents from
arresting people whose drug activities funded terrorist cells, some of
which subsequently bombed the World Trade Center in 1993 and the cells
who planned to place bombs on 11 U.S. airliners departing from Far East

Evidence indicates that some of these same terrorist cells, protected by
Justice Department personnel, were responsible for the September 11,
2001, hijackings. Further aid to the hijackers was the corrupt culture in
the FAA that had been covered-up by Justice Department personnel for
decades, as proven by my letters and judicial records.

In addition to blocking the drug-related funding of the terrorists,
Justice Department personnel falsely charged, prosecuted, and brought
about the imprisonment of the head of a federal drug task force who was
targeting the drug activities that funded the terrorist cells. My attempt
to report these activities under the federal crime reporting statute was
blocked by federal judges and Justice Department personnel, who then
retaliated against me for seeking to make these reports.

(Details in my three books and on the web sites:;; and

FBI and CIA Personnel Making SAM Missiles Available to Afghan Terrorists

Another of the many areas of misconduct involving Justice Department
personnel-which provided further aid to the terrorist groups-occurred in
1995. General Rashid Dostum, head of one of the groups constituting the
Afghanistan Northern Alliance, who was fighting Osama bin Laden and
fighting to keep the Taliban from taking control of Afghanistan, offered
to provide the United States with several dozen surface-to-air missiles
and possibly as many as 100. Negotiations arising out of this offer
occurred in Los Angeles and involved CIA and FBI personnel, and a friend
of mine who was at one time the titular head of a secret CIA financial
operation based in Hawaii. It was also known that Afghan terrorists were
bidding on these missiles, which could be expected to be used against
U.S. airliners.

These contacts with a key fighting group in northern Afghanistan provided
the United States an excellent opportunity to obtain their cooperation to
fight the Afghan terrorists, including Osama bin Laden, and prevent the
Taliban group from taking control of Afghanistan.

FBI and CIA personnel involved in the Los Angeles negotiations refused to
accept the surface-to-air missiles and refused to cooperate with General
Dostum. This CIA and FBI conduct caused my CIA source great concern for
subsequent missile attacks upon U.S. airliners from surface to air
missiles that would be obtained by Afghan terrorists, including the Osama
bin Laden al Quida group. ....

Withholding this information from the public keeps the same culture, the
same people, the same adversaries, in the decision-making process as the
United States seeks to prevent more terrorist activities!

Withholding this information protects those whose corrupt acts played a
key role in the 6,000 recent deaths and the incalculable financial and
other harm inflicted upon the United States. The people perpetrating
these acts that insured the success of the hijackers are also adversaries
to America and its people.

Protecting them subverts the process necessary by America to defend
against the terrorist threat. Based upon the 40 years of documented
Justice Department misconduct, the same cover-up can be expected to
continue, which will insure further harm to the American people.


Rodney Stich


October 7, 2001

Alleged CIA front hit by Anthrax in FL


1. The man who died of Anthrax last  week was a photo editor for the Sun,  a tabloid.

2. A fellow employee there has been  recently diagnosed with Anthrax as  well

3. Inhaled Anthrax, the type these  men have contracted, is exceedingly  rare (only 18 cases in the US in the  last 100 years)

4. Anthrax spores have been found in their  workplace. The building which houses  the Sun, the Globe and the National Enquirer  has been closed as a result.

5. American Media Inc, the owner of the  Sun etc., has connections to the US  Central Intelligence Agency.

6. Boca Raton, the home of the Sun, is also  the location of a plant owned by Product  Ingredient Technologies, a company with  links to the Bush Sr. White House that manufactured  chemical warfare agents that were exported to  Iraq with US government approval in the late  1980s.

Source: "Bringing the War Home" by William  Thomas pp. 226-233

Under that same program, 19 containers of  Anthrax bacteria were supplied to Iraq  in 1988 by the American Type Culture Collection company, located near Fort Detrick, MD,  the site of the US Army's high security
germ warfare labs.Ibid. pp. 234 - 235

See supporting info below:


* Details of the current Anthrax case

"...the first person in 25 years in the United States  to have died from a rare inhaled form of anthrax.

Stevens, 63, was a photo editor at the supermarket tabloid The  Sun. Environmental tests performed at the Sun's offices in Boca  Raton detected the anthrax bacteria, said O'Conner.

American Media Inc., which publishes the Sun and two other  tabloids, the Globe and the National Enquirer, confirmed the company closed its Boca Raton building at the request of state health officials...CIA NaCIA

Only 18 inhalation cases in the United States were documented in  the 20th century.

Co-worker of man who died last week diagnosed with Anthrax


* CIA - Tabloid connections

America's tabloids have long been suspected of serving as fronts or propaganda platforms for the CIA.

Generoso Pope Jr., the former publisher of the Enquirer who died in 1989. A CIA memo recovered via the
Freedom of Information Act confirmed "that Pope was a former CIA employee but not a "distinguished" one. It says he served  with the agency in 1951 but left "for personal reasons."

Further, the CIA has shown active interest in the past in  suppressing certain from publication in the tabloids:
"A CIA memo released in response to an Freedom of  Information Act request indicates that the spy agency pressured the tabloid not to publish a photo but does not  explain or show what the mystery photo image was of."

"The article goes on to quote an Enquirer ex-staffer who "recalls that his first formal instructions at the Enquirer
 -- from a helpful peer -- were 'Never say anything about the CIA, never say anything about the Mafia, and never knock Sofia Loren.'

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