Is the FBI Beyond Redemption?

May 15, 2021

Yes, Donald Trump was the President but the most powerful part of his administration was run by establishment Republican Elites.

Attila the Hun killed his own brother to grab absolute power for himself and invaded Gaul to win himself a wife.

I often wondered if Attila was running the Department of Justice and sitting on the Hunter Biden laptop and covered up all the Peoples Chinese Communist Democrat Party crimes while Durham pretended to be investigating?

The FBI has maintained files on numerous people, including celebrities such as Elvis Presley, Frank Sinatra, John Denver, John Lennon, Jane Fonda, Groucho Marx, Charlie Chaplin, the band MC5, Lou Costello, Sonny Bono, Bob Dylan, Michael Jackson, and Mickey Mantle. The reason for the existence of the files varied. Some of the subjects were investigated for alleged ties to the Communist party, or in connection with antiwar activities during the Vietnam War. Numerous celebrity files concern threats or extortion attempts against them including Sonny Bono, John Denver, John Lennon, Elvis Presley, Michael Jackson, Mickey Mantle, Groucho Marx, and Frank Sinatra.

A 1985 wiretapping and civil liberties report by the U.S. Congress found that the FBI had “installed over 7,000 national security surveillances,” including many on American citizens, from 1940 to 1960.

COINTELPRO tactics have been alleged to include discrediting targets through psychological warfare, smearing individuals and/or groups using forged documents and by planting false reports in the media, harassment, wrongful imprisonment, and illegal violence, including assassination. Common tactics used by COINTELPRO were perjury, witness harassment, witness intimidation, and withholding of evidence.

The FBI’s stated motivation was “protecting national security, preventing violence, and maintaining the existing social and political order.”

FBI records show that 85 percent of COINTELPRO resources targeted groups and individuals that the FBI deemed “subversive”, including communist and socialist organizations; organizations and individuals associated with the civil rights movement, including Martin Luther King Jr. and others associated with the Southern Christian Leadership Conference, the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, and the Congress of Racial Equality and other civil rights organizations; black nationalist groups (e.g., Nation of Islam and the Black Panther Party); the American Indian Movement; a broad range of organizations labeled “New Left”, including Students for a Democratic Society and the Weathermen; almost all groups protesting the Vietnam War, as well as individual student demonstrators with no group affiliation; the National Lawyers Guild; organizations and individuals associated with the women’s rights movement; nationalist groups such as those seeking independence for Puerto Rico, United Ireland, and Cuban exile movements including Orlando Bosch’s Cuban Power and the Cuban Nationalist Movement.

The remaining 15% of COINTELPRO resources were expended to marginalize and subvert white hate groups, including the Ku Klux Klan and the National States’ Rights Party.

According to attorney Brian Glick in his book War at Home, the FBI used five main methods during COINTELPRO:

  1. Infiltration: Agents and informers did not merely spy on political activists. Their main purpose was to discredit, disrupt and negatively redirect action. Their very presence served to undermine trust and scare off potential supporters. The FBI and police exploited this fear to smear genuine activists as agents.
  2. Psychological warfare: The FBI and police used myriad “dirty tricks” to undermine progressive movements. They planted false media stories and published bogus leaflets and other publications in the name of targeted groups. They forged correspondence, sent anonymous letters, and made anonymous telephone calls. They spread misinformation about meetings and events, set up pseudo movement groups run by government agents, and manipulated or strong-armed parents, employers, landlords, school officials, and others to cause trouble for activists. They used bad-jacketing to create suspicion about targeted activists, sometimes with lethal consequences.
  3. Harassment via the legal system: The FBI and police abused the legal system to harass dissidents and make them appear to be criminals. Officers of the law gave perjured testimony and presented fabricated evidence as a pretext for false arrests and wrongful imprisonment. They discriminatorily enforced tax laws and other government regulations and used conspicuous surveillance, “investigative” interviews, and grand jury subpoenas in an effort to intimidate activists and silence their supporters.
  4. Illegal force: The FBI conspired with local police departments to threaten dissidents; to conduct illegal break-ins in order to search dissident homes; and to commit vandalism, assaults, beatings and assassinations. The objective was to frighten or eliminate dissidents and disrupt their movements.
  5. Undermine public opinion: One of the primary ways the FBI targeted organizations was by challenging their reputations in the community and denying them a platform to gain legitimacy. Hoover specifically designed programs to block leaders from “spreading their philosophy publicly or through the communications media”. Furthermore, the organization created and controlled negative media meant to undermine black power organizations. For instance, they oversaw the creation of “documentaries” skillfully edited to paint the Black Panther Party as aggressive, and false newspapers that spread misinformation about party members. The ability of the FBI to create distrust within and between revolutionary organizations tainted their public image and weakened chances at unity and public support.

The FBI specifically developed tactics intended to heighten tension and hostility between various factions in the black power movement, for example between the Black Panthers and the US Organization.  For instance, the FBI sent a fake letter to the US Organization exposing a supposed Black Panther plot to murder the head of the US Organization, Ron Karenga.  They then intensified this by spreading falsely attributed cartoons in the black communities pitting the Black Panther Party against the US Organization. This resulted in numerous deaths, among which were San Diego Black Panther Party members John Huggins, Bunchy Carter and Sylvester Bell. Another example of the FBI’s anonymous letter writing campaign is how they turned the Blackstone Rangers head, Jeff Fort, against former ally Fred Hampton, by stating that Hampton had a hit on Fort. They also were instrumental in developing the rift between Black Panther Party leaders Eldridge Cleaver and Huey Newton, as executed through false letters inciting the two leaders of the Black Panther Party.

Dhoruba Bin Wahad, a former Black Panther, reflects on how these tactics made him feel, saying he had a combat mentality and felt like he was at war with the government.  When asked about why he thinks the Black Panthers were targeted he said, “In the United States, the equivalent of the military was the local police.  During the early sixties, at the height of the civil rights movement, and the human rights movement, the police in the United States became increasingly militaristic.  They began to train out of military bases in the United States.  The Law Enforcement Assistance Act supplied local police with military technology, everything from assault rifles to army personnel carriers.  In his opinion, the Counterintelligence Program went hand-in-hand with the militarization of the police in the Black community, with the militarization of police in America.”

The FBI also conspired with the police departments of many U.S. cities (San Diego, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Oakland, Philadelphia, Chicago) to encourage repeated raids on Black Panther homes—often with little or no evidence of violations of federal, state, or local laws—which resulted directly in the police killing many members of the Black Panther Party, most notably Chicago Black Panther Party Chairman Fred Hampton on December 4, 1969. Before the death of Hampton, long-term infiltrator, William O’Neal, shared floor plans of his apartment with the COINTELPRO team.  He then gave Hampton a dose of secobarbital that rendered Hampton unconscious during the raid on his home.

In order to eliminate black militant leaders whom they considered dangerous, the FBI is believed to have worked with local police departments to target specific individuals, accuse them of crimes they did not commit, suppress exculpatory evidence and falsely incarcerate them.  Elmer “Geronimo” Pratt, a Black Panther Party leader, was incarcerated for 27 years before a California Superior Court vacated his murder conviction, ultimately freeing him.  Appearing before the court, an FBI agent testified that he believed Pratt had been framed, because both the FBI and the Los Angeles Police Department knew he had not been in the area at the time the murder occurred.

Some sources claim that the FBI conducted more than 200 “black bag jobs“, which were warrantless surreptitious entries, against the targeted groups and their members.

In 1969 the FBI special agent in San Francisco wrote Hoover that his investigation of the Black Panther Party had concluded that in his city, at least, the Panthers were primarily engaged in feeding breakfast to children.  Hoover fired back a memo implying the agent’s career goals would be directly affected by his supplying evidence to support Hoover’s view that the Black Panther Party was “a violence-prone organization seeking to overthrow the Government by revolutionary means”.

Hoover supported using false claims to attack his political enemies. In one memo he wrote: “Purpose of counterintelligence action is to disrupt the Black Panther Party and it is immaterial whether facts exist to substantiate the charge.”

Viola’s family endured Hoover’s claiming that cuts on her arm from the car’s shattered window indicated “recent drug use” and that her proximity to Moton resembled “a necking party,” despite an autopsy revealing no traces of drugs in her system and indicating she hadn’t had sex recently before her death.

—On the FBI’s targeting of Viola Liuzzo

In one particularly controversial 1965 incident, white civil rights worker Viola Liuzzo was murdered by Ku Klux Klansmen, who gave chase and fired shots into her car after noticing that her passenger was a young black man; one of the Klansmen was Gary Thomas Rowe, an acknowledged FBI informant. The FBI spread rumors that Liuzzo was a member of the Communist Party and had abandoned her children to have sexual relationships with African Americans involved in the civil rights movement. FBI records show that J. Edgar Hoover personally communicated these insinuations to President Johnson.

FBI informant Rowe has also been implicated in some of the most violent crimes of the 1960s civil rights era, including attacks on the Freedom Riders and the 1963 Birmingham, Alabama 16th Street Baptist Church bombing.

The FBI also financed, armed, and controlled an extreme right-wing group of former Minutemen, transforming it into a group called the Secret Army Organization that targeted groups, activists, and leaders involved in the Anti-War Movement, using both intimidation and violent acts.

Hoover ordered preemptive action “to pinpoint potential troublemakers and neutralize them before they exercise their potential for violence.”

The U.S. Department of Justice investigation into the fund-raising activities had uncovered evidence that Chinese agents sought to direct contributions from foreign sources to the Democratic National Committee (DNC) before the 1996 presidential campaign.

The Chinese embassy in Washington, D.C. was used for coordinating contributions to the DNC. In addition to partisan complaints from Republicans, a number of FBI agents suggested the investigations into the fund-raising controversies were willfully impeded.

FBI agent Ivian Smith wrote a letter to FBI Director Louis Freeh that expressed “a lack of confidence” in the Justice Department’s attorneys regarding the fund-raising investigation.

FBI agent Daniel Wehr told Congress that the first head U.S. attorney in the investigation, Laura Ingersoll, told the agents they should “not pursue any matter related to solicitation of funds for access to the president. The reason given was, ‘That’s the way the American political process works.’ I was scandalized by that,” Wehr said. The four FBI agents also said that Ingersoll prevented them from executing search warrants to stop destruction of evidence and micromanaged the case beyond all reason.

FBI agents were also denied the opportunity to ask President Bill Clinton and Vice President Al Gore questions during Justice Department interviews in 1997 and 1998 and were only allowed to take notes.

During the period from 1993 to 2011, FBI agents fired their weapons on 289 occasions; FBI internal reviews found the shots justified in all but 5 cases, in none of the 5 cases were people wounded. Samuel Walker, a professor of criminal justice at the University of Nebraska Omaha said the number of shots found to be unjustified was “suspiciously low.” In the same time period, the FBI wounded 150 people, 70 of whom died; the FBI found all 150 shootings to be justified. Likewise, during the period from 2011 to the present, all shootings by FBI agents have been found to be justified by internal investigation.

In a 2002 case in Maryland, an innocent man was shot, and later paid $1.3 million by the FBI after agents mistook him for a bank robber; the internal investigation found that the shooting was justified, based on the man’s actions.

The FBI has been criticized for its handling of Boston organized crime figure Whitey Bulger.

Beginning in 1975, Bulger served as an informant for the FBI. As a result, the Bureau largely ignored his organization in exchange for information about the inner workings of the Italian American Patriarca crime family.

In December 1994, after being tipped off by his former FBI handler about a pending indictment under the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act, Bulger fled Boston and went into hiding. For 16 years, he remained at large. For 12 of those years, Bulger was prominently listed on the FBI Ten Most Wanted Fugitives list.[47] Beginning in 1997, the New England media exposed criminal actions by federal, state, and local law enforcement officials tied to Bulger. The revelation caused great embarrassment to the FBI.[48][49][50] In 2002, Special Agent John J Connolly was convicted of federal racketeering charges for helping Bulger avoid arrest. In 2008, Special Agent Connolly completed his term on the federal charges and was transferred to Florida where he was convicted of helping plan the murder of John B Callahan, a Bulger rival. In 2014, that conviction was overturned on a technicality. Connolly was the agent leading the investigation of Bulger.

In June 2011, the 81-year-old Bulger was arrested in Santa Monica, California. Bulger was tried on 32 counts of racketeering, money laundering, extortion, and weapons charges; including complicity in 19 murders. In August 2013, the jury found him guilty on 31 counts, and having been involved in 11 murders.  Bulger was sentenced to two consecutive life terms plus five years.

On February 20, 2001, the bureau announced that a special agent, Robert Hanssen had been arrested for spying for the Soviet Union and then Russia from 1979 to 2001. He is serving 15 consecutive life sentences without the possibility of parole at ADX Florence, a federal supermax prison near Florence, Colorado.

Hanssen was arrested on February 18, 2001, at Foxstone Park near his home in Vienna, Virginia, and was charged with selling US secrets to the USSR and subsequently Russia for more than $1.4 million in cash and diamonds over a 22-year period. On July 6, 2001, he pleaded guilty to 15 counts of espionage in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia.  His spying activities have been described by the US Department of Justice’s Commission for the Review of FBI Security Programs as “possibly the worst intelligence disaster in U.S. history”.

In 2005, fugitive Puerto Rican Nationalist leader Filiberto Ojeda Ríos died in a gun battle with FBI agents that some charged was an assassination.  Puerto Rico Governor Aníbal Acevedo Vilá criticized the FBI assault as “improper” and “highly irregular” and demanded to know why his government was not informed of it. The FBI refused to release information beyond the official press release, citing security and agent privacy issues. The Puerto Rico Justice Department filed suit in federal court against the FBI and the US Attorney General, demanding information crucial to the Commonwealth’s own investigation of the incident. THE CASE WAS DISMISSED BY THE U.S SUPREME COURT.   Ojeda Rios’ funeral was attended by a long list of dignitaries, including the highest authority of the Roman Catholic Church in Puerto Rico, Archbishop Roberto Octavio González Nieves, ex-Governor Rafael Hernández Colón, and numerous other personalities.

In the aftermath of his death, the United Nations Special Committee on Decolonization approved a draft resolution urging a “probe of pro-independence killing, human rights abuses”, after “Petitioner after petitioner condemned the assassination of Mr. Ojeda Rios by agents of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI)”.

In 2007, an agent working in Seattle, Washington for the FBI impersonated an Associated Press (AP) journalist and unwittingly infected the computer of a 15-year old suspect with a malicious surveillance software.  The incident sparked a strongly-worded statement from the AP demanding the bureau refrain from ever impersonating a member of the news media again.  Moreover, in September 2016 the incident resulted in a condemnation by the Justice Department.

In December 2017, following a US court appearance, a judge ruled in favor of the AP in a lawsuit against the FBI for fraudulently impersonating a member of the news media.

On February 16, 2018, two days after the Stoneman Douglas High School shooting, the FBI released a statement detailing information the organization’s Public Access Line had received a month prior, on January 5, from a person close to Nikolas Cruz, the suspected shooter.  According to the statement, “The caller provided information about Cruz’s gun ownership, desire to kill people, erratic behavior, and disturbing social media posts, as well as the potential of him conducting a school shooting.”  After conducting an investigation, the FBI reported that it had not followed protocol when the tip was not forwarded to the Miami Field Office, where further investigative steps would have been taken to prevent the mass killing.  (Gene McVay NOTE:  Government Spying on law abiding citizens is well established BUT when the government has all the information they need as in the Boston Bombing, 911 Attacks and this school shooting, they are too busy going after their enemies like Donald Trump?)

On July 5, 2016, then-FBI Director James Comey announced the bureau’s recommendation that the United States Department of Justice file no criminal charges relating to the Hillary Clinton email controversy.  During an unusual 15 minute press conference in the J. Edgar Hoover Building, Comey called Secretary Clinton’s and her top aides’ behavior “extremely careless”, but concluded that “no reasonable prosecutor would bring such a case”.

On October 28, 2016, less than two weeks before the presidential election, Director Comey announced in a letter to Congress that additional emails potentially related to the Clinton email controversy had been found and that the FBI will investigate “to determine whether they contain classified information as well as to assess their importance to our investigation.”  At the time Comey sent his letter to Congress, the FBI had still not obtained a warrant to review any of the e-mails in question and was not aware of the content of any of the e-mails in question.  

After Comey’s letter to Congress, commentator Paul Callan of CNN and Niall O’Dowd of Irish Central compared Comey to J. Edgar Hoover in attempting to influence and manipulate elections.  

On November 6, 2016, in the face of constant pressure from both Republicans and Democrats, Comey conceded in a second letter to Congress that through the FBI’s review of the new e-mails, there was no wrongdoing by Clinton.

On November 12, 2016, former Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton directly attributed her election loss to Comey. (Gene McVay NOTE:  Didn’t the Clinton e-mails contain Top Secret Codeword information?  I was an Analyst at the National Security Agency where a Top Secret Codeword Clearance was required to get in the door.  A person could not even get in the cafeteria with just a Top Secret Clearance!  The disclosure of Top Secret information would cause EXTREMELY GRAVE damage to the United States.  Top Secret Codeword information is so highly protected because its disclosure would be a CATASTROPHY!  If Gene McVay had the same information in my possession, I would still be in prison and I left NSA 56 years ago!)

On June 14, 2018, Michael E. Horowitz, the Inspector General of the Department of Justice, released a report of a year-long investigation into misconduct at the DOJ and FBI over its probe of Hillary Clinton’s private email server. Horowitz faulted James Comey, FBI Director at the time of the email server investigation, for deviating from bureau and Justice Department protocol, which damaged the agencies’ image of impartiality, according to the watchdog report.

Comey was also faulted for a ‘troubling lack of direct or substantive communication’ with Attorney General Loretta Lynch ahead of his July 5, 2016 press conference on Clinton’s email probe and his subsequent letter to Congress in October 2016. The report read: “We found it extraordinary that, in advance of two such consequential decisions, the FBI director decided that the best course of conduct was to not speak directly and substantively with the attorney general about how best to navigate those decisions.”

Moreover, it was determined, according to an internal FBI email and a memo from two GOP-led House committees, that foreign actors may had obtained access to Clinton’s emails, including at least one email classified as “secret.” The memo did not specify who the foreign actors involved were nor the content of the emails.

The watchdog probe found no evidence of political bias or criminal misconduct in Comey’s decisions throughout the entire email server investigation. “We found no evidence that the conclusions by department prosecutors were affected by bias or other improper considerations,” the report stated.  Shortly after the release of the report, FBI Director Christopher Wray held a news briefing in Washington where he defended the bureau’s integrity over the report’s highly-critical findings, but vowed to hold agents accountable for any misconduct and said the FBI will make its employees undergo bias training. (Gene McVay NOTE: You gotta be kidding me!)

Former Secretary of State Clinton, President Trump, lawmakers, and academics have commented on the report’s findings, denouncing Comey and his breach of bureau norms, and five FBI employees that exchanged questionable text messages leading up to the 2016 US election. All five employees, which include former counter-intelligence agent Peter Strzok, were referred by Horowitz for a separate investigation.

I expect the Mother of All FBI and Democrat Cover-ups will be the January 6th so-called Capitol Insurrection. It was reported on Tucker Carlson that the government is hiding 14,000 hours of video they have of the events on that day. What do they have to hide? I do not believe Chinese and Russian Special Forces could penetrate Capitol Defenses, including an army of snipers on rooftops, unless it was an inside job including the Speaker, Capitol Police, DC Police and many others.

Here is what real Capitol Police Security looks like! This young mother, who was confused and suffering postpartum issues, died in a hail of bullets fired by Capitol Police and Secret Service. The autopsy showed she was shot five times in the back.

One thing is clear, until the FBI and DOJ are defunded and abolished, the United States cannot exist as a free and just Republic. The bureaucracy is so corrupt, devious and dangerous that no amount of tinkering will fix it.

President George Washington only had four Cabinet Members, surely we can trim our government down a notch or two and our brave Armed Forces Personnel who fought and died shall NOT have died in vain—that this nation, under God, shall have a new birth of freedom—and that government of the people, by the people, for the people, shall not perish from the earth.

Wakkanai Air Station Back When

March 13, 2021

Seconds to Live in 1957


The contrails came from Siberia, crossed the Sea of Japan, and now ominously point at you. Your binoculars focus on three specks that spin the vapor-like spiders in search of their prey—the Russian light jet bombers.
A few feet away in the dimly lit control bunker on top of the Wakka­nai hill, at the northern end of Japan’s northernmost island, Hokkaido, US airmen watch the fast-moving blips on their radarscopes. Over the tense hum of the air conditioner the scope-men read off the Red jets’ course.
“Alpha- Bravo-two – seven-four-one-­time two-six.”


The radar controller picks up his phone. “Broomstick Two—vector three­-three-zero— angels four-seven—speed six hundred.”
Now the scopes “paint” another blip, far to the south. That’s the “Broomstick” F-86 Sabrejets, scrambled from Chitose fighter base to intercept the Russians. The two blips—the Russian bombers and the Sabre-jets—converge. The radarmen lean forward.


Suddenly, the Russian blip veers away just before crossing the boundary line of our defense sector.
The controller sighs with relief. “Break off, Broomstick—break off. Thanks a million. Over.”


Still watching the retreating Reds, one of the scopemen says, “Another damned trip-tease.” It’s supposed to be a joke, but nobody laughs. For although the “trip-tease” is a daily drama at Wakkanai Air Station, the radarmen never know if this time the Russian jets are playing it for real.


“It’s like being the target man for a sideshow knife thrower,” as one airman puts it. “You know the joker is damned careful not to hit you. But maybe he didn’t sleep so good last night—maybe he is a little jumpy. A little accident and you’re a little dead.”


As Gen. Laurence S. Kuter, now Commander in Chief of the Pacific Air Forces says, “Wakkanai site is one of the most important in our defense.” And this is why.


Wedged deep into the Soviet air base complex, Wakkanai radar can practically “see” the Red pilots run for their jets on several Russian air­fields. This kind of information is in­valuable for our intelligence. Of course, it follows that the sixty-odd “watchmen” of Detachment 18, 848th Aircraft Control and Warning Squad­ron, would be the first to warn us of a Russian attack in the Far East. And they would suffer, probably, the first casualties.

So long as the cold war stays on ice, all the Russians can do is keep the watchmen on edge with their trip-tease acts. But should the Krem­lin decide on open warfare, there are long-range guns and rockets already zeroed-in on the lone Wakkanai out­post.


How does it feel to live on a bull’s-eye? Well, the watchmen know about the Red artillery and rockets, but they haven’t got time to sweat about it. They are too busy fighting another enemy—the weather.


During the nine-month winter, 100-knot gales bury the radar bubble and the camp under twenty-foot snow drifts. Power lines go down, and the water supply freezes. The other three months there it is either fog or rain. When the sun does make rare appearances, Wakkanai camp gets a choking gas attack from the “honey buckets” —the odor from nearby canneries.


While fighting the Wakkanai weather war, the watchmen must keep their radar sets and their radio relay stations on the air around the clock. To keep the “scope dopes” watching their sets, the “static chasers” passing radio messages, and the diesel generators feeding the juice for so much electronic gear, the maintenance crews work hard, sleep little and lightly.


The spare parts problem—pumps, tubes, and condensers to be replaced in a hurry—are a constant headache for the supply men, whose nearest depot is some 200 miles away. Japanese roads, especially on Hokkaido, look good only on the map, and if a truck gets stuck in one of the highway hell-holes, it takes a deep-sea diving team to fish it out of the mud.


The camp’s main gate is at the last stop of the rickety bus from Wakkanai town, and, arriving, you get that end-­of-the-line feeling, for this is the tip of the Wakkanai peninsula and the snow-capped peaks visible across the murky sea are on the other side of the Iron Curtain—in Sakhalin.

Huddling under a bleak hill is the camp—a handful of green-painted Nis­sen huts and wooden, one-story bar­racks. Most of them are intercon­nected with narrow corridors leading to the mess hall—an arrangement the airmen appreciate in the heavy winter snow. Those hand-holding barracks hide the usual camp traffic and the place looks deserted except for a few Japanese mechanics at the small mo­tor pool. You can easily cross the en­tire camp from the main gate to the back entrance in minutes. And about three miles away, along a steep, winding trail, the radar tower keeps its bulging eye on the Kremlin’s backyard.


An Air Force blue “six-by” truck stops at the back gate. Bundled in a parka, Capt. Ed Spiller, the main­tenance officer and the “First Mate” of Detachment 18, leans out of the cab. “I’m taking a new shift up the hill—hop in,” he says.
From the camp level, the hill doesn’t look too bad, but from the truck’s cab it feels like the climb on a roller coaster before that first big dip. With the engine grinding in low gear, the truck noses up toward low clouds. The watchmen in the back of the truck automatically balance against the impossible angle and anchor themselves to the stanchions.
“Good thing we can’t go any faster,” laughs Spiller. “At this angle we’d overshoot the bubble and wind up in outer space.”


Spiller, a dark, lean “Downeaster” from Maine, has a favorite trick he plays on the rare visitors to the Wakaknai hill. Driving nonchalantly with one hand, he drops a casual remark, “The other day the brakes failed—just about here.”
The visitor looks down the precipice and quickly turns his head away.


“Don’t you want to know what happened?”


The visitor grabs the door handle.


Lightheartedly, Spiller goes on. “Well, there’s a water reservoir down there—on the bottom,” he says. “We’ve never found the truck or the men. But the water has been tasting peculiar ever since. Maybe you’ve noticed. Once I found a hair in my water glass. Blond. Crew cut.”


When his passenger is about to bail out, Spiller breaks into a laugh. “Didn’t mean to scare you,” he says. “It didn’t really happen.” Then he adds. “But it could, you know.”


A stalled snowplow “Cat” balancing precariously on the road’s edge and a bogged-down truck a little farther on bear mute testimony to the rough going on “Spiller Turnpike,” as the men call the trail to the top of the hill. Even though most of the winter snow has melted, we can’t drive all the way up. The slush is too much for the sturdy six-by, so we walk the last hundred yards.


It’s a comparatively calm day, but you still have to brace yourself against the Siberian breeze as it tugs at you with powerful eddies at the foot of the radar tower. It was at the entrance to this tower that A/1C Paul G. Brodeur, a radar maintenance man, fought a duel with a ninety-knot gale last winter.


Brodeur was on his way to fix an antenna. Holding down his parka hood and leaning into the gale, he made his way to the concrete porch of the tower. As he started to climb the steps, a gust of wind picked him up, carried him across the nine-foot porch, and slammed him against the corrugated steel wall.


Bruised and aching, Brodeur crawled back to the steps. The wind pushed him down, but he kept on trying until he made it inside. He fixed the antenna before he collapsed.


“I’m no hero,” he says. “That job had to be done. With the antenna on the blink, the guys in the bunker couldn’t work their scopes.”


If you want to get into the control bunker and live to see what’s going on inside, you’d better speak softly, move gently, and have your ID card right handy. For the airman who opens the steel door sticks his .45 “grease gun” at you—his finger on the trigger—no fooling.

Capt. Jack Miller, the Detachment’s CO and the radar controller, greets you at the bunker. “Sorry about the lethal hardware,” he says. “This bunker is the nut of our operation. We can’t take any chances.”


The door slams shut behind you and the concrete walls close in. Along a narrow corridor you pass the radar and radio maintenance shops, crowded but shipshape. You peek into the switchboard room and climb a few steps onto the radar control balcony. When your eyes get accustomed to the semidark, you see the “scope dopes” watching the PPI sets (Plan Position Indicator) and the Height Finder set.

Under the far wall of the control room (which isn’t very far—fifteen feet or so) there is the transparent plotting board—a kind of a skeleton map showing the outlines of the Siberian coast, Sakhalin Island, and, of course, Hokkaido Island with Wak­kanai on its tip. If you focus your eyes through that plastic sheet, you’ll barely see the plotter. The plotter is plugged in on the “scope dopes” who read the aircraft position off their PPIs. As he gets the messages, he draws the tracks in glowing crayon. He does it backwards—like the TV weather girl.


Beneath the control balcony sits the “teller.” Like his banking namesake, he is a stickler for figures. He keeps an eye on the plotting board and passes the information in code by radiophone to the direction center a couple of hundred miles away.


Captain Miller sits at his controller’s console. Looking over his shoulder, you see the “sweep”—a slim pencil of fluorescent light that goes around the scope with the smoothness of a sec­ond hand on an electric clock. That’s the electronic picture of radio waves the rotating antenna sends into space. As the beam bounces off the objects in its path—terrain, planes, etc., the sweep “paints” ghostly contours of coastlines. An aircraft shows as a blip—a sharp pinpoint of light—the kind you get after you switch off your television set.


Miller points to a couple of blips over Sakhalin. “Looks like a training mission,” he says. “Probably shooting landings. See how they go around the field?”


The Russian blips stay over Sakha­lin, and there is no cause for alarm. Yet Miller’s deep voice is tense. “You never know when those boys get or­ders to head for us,” he says. “So we play Peeping Tom on them all the time.”
The shift on the hill ordinarily lasts eight hours, but the two scope dopes always on duty have to be relieved every forty minutes or so.


“By the end of your stretch you fall into a scope spin,” A/2C Bill Minton, a radar crew chief, tells you. “They carry you off stiff with your head go­ing around.”


But in the winter even the tracked “Weasels” can’t get to the hill. The relief shift don their snowshoes or skis and walk up—or try to. On many occasions, the trail disappears under the snow drifts, and the bliz­zard drives the men back to the camp.

“You go on a shift and it’s like shipping overseas,” says A/2C Bill “Country” Howard. “You’ve got to carry a load of C rations and you never know when you’re going to be back. Just to walk up that hill takes you almost two hours.”
“Yeah, and what happens when you finally get back?” chirps in A/2C Wayne Ippolito, a “static chaser” from Brockton, Mass. “You hardly have time to stretch in your sack and in comes Sergeant Frizzell and gets you up to dig snow.”
M/Sgt. Edmond “Lefty” Frizzell, the “top stud” of the detachment, has a way even with the exhausted watch­men. “I hate to pull them out of their sacks,” he says, “but the damned stuff piles up so fast that if we didn’t dig all the time, we’d be snowed under for the duration. ‘Course, I know how bushed those kids are so I make a big joke about it and sure enough, they get up and shovel—no sweat at all.”


In spite of Lefty’s psychology and the efforts of his men, the snow always wins in the end. The men have to tunnel their way out of the barracks, and only the crosstrees of the tele­phone poles stick out of the buried camp site.
One winter, Lefty recalls, a bird colonel from higher headquarters came to inspect the camp’s security measures. “Sergeant, the camp is sup­posed to have a twenty-foot fence,” the colonel said firmly. “How come you haven’t got one here?”

Lefty, never at a loss for words, said, “We do, sir. You’re standing on top of it.”
The camp is supplied by the Wak­kanai town electric power. Of course, when a blizzard knocks off some wires and covers up others, the power goes off. And no electricity—no water.
“What do you do in an emergency like that?” you ask.


“Emergency, hell—this is our winter SOP,” answers Captain Spiller. “We use sake for a whiskey chaser—tastes good and works twice as fast. The only problem is shaving. You see, it’s dark in the latrine and we have to do everything by braille. Shaving with toothpaste isn’t so bad, but have you ever tried to brush your teeth with shaving cream?”
Wakkanai winter is the toughest on mess hail boss Sergeant Tippton and his right-hand man, A/2C Fred Clark. The watchmen never miss the chow call, no matter how deep the snow outside. And, as Clark says, “A hun­gry CI is worse than the Hokkaido bear.” So, Clark marshals his Japanese cooks and helpers to fill every sink, can, and dish with water for use in cooking and dishwashing.


“It’s a headache, but we’ve never missed the chow schedule,” says Clark. “Of course, when the power fails we can’t use our ‘reefers’ (walk-in refrig­erators) but it’s plenty cold so the stuff keeps all right.”
Clark ought to know the CI mess hail behavior pattern. His father was an Army mess sergeant. Of course, being a GI himself, Clark gripes, too.


“I can hardly wait to get the hell out of here—go home to California,” he says. And in the same breath, he adds, ‘On second thought, I’ll prob­ably wind up reenlisting in Japan. I know I’ll miss this God-forsaken place —a swell bunch of guys.”


The only spot at the Wakkanai Mr Station where there’s no water short­age or power failure is the hill. Wa­ter is no problem because the crews do not have any. If they want a drink, they merely melt snow.


The power on the hill never fails because of the unbeatable combina­tion of three diesel generators and the “Quiet Man,” as the men call S/Sgt. Robert Booth. In a separate dugout near the control bunker, Booth pets his diesels until they purr with­ out missing a beat. Keeping them shipshape is no mean task. The diesels breathe through louvered intakes on top of the dugout, which must stay open lest the engines suffocate and quit. So, when a blizzard starts ram­ming the snow into the louvers, Booth and his helpers arm themselves with shovels and fight the snow for some­times hours at a stretch.

But Booth only shrugs at praise. “The radar’s got to go on,” he says quietly. “I’m just doing my job.”


This “just doing my job” is the standard answer at Wakkanai. You get it from the green GIs just off the train and from the “repeaters”—the oldtimers bitten by the Wakkanai bug who sign up for another tour. The top oldtimer among the watchmen is one of the youngest men there—the twenty-three-year-old M/Sgt. William “Sid” Sidwell, in charge of radio maintenance.


When the watchmen got sick of listening to the Kremlin radio propa­ganda—the only stuff their sets could get—Sidwell and a couple of other “static chasers” built their own broad­casting station, the WAKK. Now rock-and-roll platters drown out the Ochy Tshornye from Vladivostok. A bulb burned out? A mess hail “reefer” on the blink? Sid always hears about it and always finds time to fix it.


One night during a rainstorm Sid got an emergency call. One of the 3,300-volt line poles in the camp was on fire. Sid grabbed his pole-climbing gear, corralled Bob Marshall, his help­er, and raced for the trouble spot.
Sure enough, the creosoted cross-arm supporting the wire insulators was crackling like a bomb fuse. One high-tension wire was already droop­ing and within minutes there would be dangerous fireworks that could wreck the camp’s electricity supply.


Leaving Marshall below to stand by, Sidwell climbed aloft. Perched be­tween the two hot lines, Sidwell put out the fire. Swaying in the gale, he reached for the wire to refasten it. A gust of wind whipped the 3,300-volt line against Sidwell’s thigh. There was a flash.

“I thought he got it,” says A/1C Marshall. “He let out a hell of a scream and slumped in his safety belt. I started to climb to get him off, but before I was halfway up, Sid came to. He was still moaning, but he told me to stay down.”
Looking back on his high-wire act, Sidwell crinkles his baby blue eyes. “Hell, I was up there already,” he says. “Why should Marshall stick his neck out, too.”


Sid finished the job as he always does. He still sports a scar above his knee. Had the wire touched him sev­eral inches higher he would have been a goner.


Sidwell’s main responsibility is the radio relay stations—the lifeline of the Wakkanai outfit. Usually, when one of the radio sets goes off, the stand-by set takes over. But last spring, a one-­in-a-million chance put the stand-by gear out of commission, too. There was no way of repairing the sets—they had to be replaced.


Putting an order through the sup­ply channels would have meant weeks off the air, so Sidwell decided to pick up the new sets himself. With two spare tires on his six-by truck, he took off for the depot 260 miles away.


Nineteen hours and two fiats later, he made it. He helped load the seven tons of equipment, and that same eve­ning he began retracing his tire tracks to Wakkanai.


The heavily loaded six-by was harder on the fires—four of them blew out. The overworked hydraulic jack gave up the ghost.

“But I was lucky,” Sidwell says. “The outside tires still held so I drove on—the hell with the inside flats.”


However, Sidwell began to wonder about his luck when he stopped at the flood-swollen Teshio River. Crossing the river on the way to the depot had not been bad. The truck had been light enough for the hand-operated ferry boat. Now, the laden six-by would make the wooden ferry 9,000 pounds overweight.


Sidwell rooted out the old Japanese ferry operator. “Papa-San, we’ve got to get across. Think we can make it?”
Papa-San looked over the squatting truck and shrugged. “Dai-jobe — we try.”


The crossing, Sidwell recalls, was a submarine operation. Hauling on the ferry’s rope, Sidwell and Papa-San stood waist deep in the swirling current. The boat creaked and lurched, but made it across.


Another watchman who is held in high esteem is the “Doc”—A/lC William E. Porter. His doctorate is purely honorary; he is a medical tech­nician. But he is trained to take care of any ailment from trenchfoot to ap­pendicitis. And since Wakkanai has no MD, Porter rates high among the men.


Porter has an honest-to-suture sur­gery—scalpels, drugs, the works. He holds regular sick calls and like any conscientious GP, he’s always on the end of a phone after his office hours.


One night he was dragged out of his sack to attend a delirious airman. Porter unpacked his bag and examined the fellow.


“I’m always wary of malingering,” he says. “Some guys like to take advantage of me, but that kid had real-McCoy pneumonia—high fever and high pulse rate—everything like in my medical book.”
Porter gave his patient an alcohol bath, a shot of penicillin, and calledthe nearest MD, then at Chitose Air Base. The doctor confirmed the diagnosis and told Porter to keep the man at Wakkanai. And after three days of Porter’s care, the patient was good as new.


Another time Lefty Frizzell got banged up in an automobile crash. Porter taped Lefty’s broken ribs, put his broken arm in splints, sutured the gash on his forehead, and fed him codeine. Since Wakkanai has no X-ray, Porter shipped the doped-up Lefty to Chitose base hospital, where he recovered nicely.


The man who by popular opinion (and Porter’s medical book) should get a case of ulcers is Maj. James S. Purdum—the Wakkanai station com­mander. Running what he calls a housekeeping detachment, Purdum is the camp’s Mess Officer, Postal Officer, Special Services Officer, PX Officer, Installations Officer, Provost Marshal, and the Motor Pool Officer rolled into one.


“I am like the tail trying to wag the dog,” he says in his West Virginia drawl. “I guess even Houdini would be stumped by some of my problems.”

A former horse artillery officer, Purdum is every inch a regular soldier—rough, tough, and regulations. Yet, behind his ramrod back the men call him Dad.


If one of his men gets in trouble in Wakkanai town, Purdum dons his civvies and goes to see the mayor or the chief of police. He gets no cramps from sitting cross-legged, and he can hold his sake—assets highly esteemed, by the Japanese. He speaks enough Japanese to assuage the officials and get his man off the hook.


During a typical day, Purdum survives mostly on coffee. You see him supervise the mess hall extension, the new airmen’s club project, snowplowing, the camp’s ancient plumbing, planning lawns, booking movies, checking the camp’s laundry, and haggling on the phone with higher headquarters over the shortages—his biggest headache.
One day Purdum got word that the American consul was arriving by train for a visit. “All my jeeps and weapons carriers were on the job,” says Purdum. “The Japanese taxi was busy, too, and I was in a fix.”


With only minutes to get to the station, Purdum pulled one of his famous improvisations. He took the only vehicle available and probably made diplomatic history. The consul rode to the camp in a garbage truck.
Of course, the men still gripe—what GI does not? But they appreciate “Dad’s” efforts to make Wakkanai livable, which is a far cry from what the camp used to be in pre-Purdum days. Before Purdum took over the radar detachment’s CO struggled with all the housekeeping problems. And holding so many jobs besides keeping the radar watch was enough to make anybody slip his blip.


A part of the Wakkanai legend is a story of the early CO who bought himself a horse, a ten-gallon hat, and a pair of six guns. His men called themselves Wakkanai Rangers and actually ran the camp in the Old West style. When the higher brass learned about it, they sent a tough master sergeant to the camp to whip up some discipline.
Of course, the “Rangers” didn’t go for that. They held a meeting and decided to string the top stud from a mess hall rafter. The CO’s western blood boiled. He galloped to the scene and with his shooting irons cocked, rescued the sergeant.


Purdum, of course, heard the legend. An avid horse lover himself, he would like to have a mount of his own. But as he says, “I’m going to keep walk­ing—I don’t want anybody to jump to conclusions.”
As you leave the Wakkanai Air Station, you see a small, white build­ing by the fence. That’s the chapel. The men put it up themselves in six weeks of their spare time.


During the dedication ceremony, Protestant, Catholic, and Jewish watchmen listened to the rites and the speeches in perfect harmony. The visiting Protestant chaplain and Fa­ther Peter Takamia from the Roman Catholic Wakkanai parish consecrated the chapel. There were only three men of the Jewish faith—two airmen and Alex Berger, a Philco technical representative. So, Alex—an Orthodox Jew—donned his skull cap and chanted in Hebrew before the tough Wakka­nai congregation.


And Dad Purdum gave a brief speech. “The thing that makes us men is the spiritual life,” he said. “This chapel is the symbol of it and of what we stand for.”


The watchmen have a succinct CI term for those who are about to go home. It is “figmo,” which in polite, free translation means, “Farewell, I’ve got my orders.” But those who are figmo hate to leave, for the rugged Wakkanai duty holds a magnetic challenge.


Bill Minton, the twenty-year-old radar crew chief, puts it this way, “If the shooting ever started, we’d have ninety seconds to live. But it’s a damned good feeling to know that as long as we’re doing a job here, the shooting may never start.

Five years after this story was written, I was assigned to Wakkanai Air Station as an Intelligence Analyst. I could see Russia from my dormitory some 30 miles away. I was a teenager in the USAF Security Service and quickly became Analysis and Reporting Chief over several who out ranked me.

I have fond memories of Japan and the wonderful residents of the northern tip of Japan. Here is the movie I made back in 1963, the only year that I never walked on United States soil but Wakkanai went to DEFCON 2 and I guarded a transformer off the base in deep snow after President Kennedy was assassinated.

Dominion Voting Systems in the Hot Seat

November 23, 2020

The controversy surrounding Dominion Voting Systems (DVS) is fascinating. On the one hand, the Wikipedia page for DVS already claims that the company was the subject of a hoax perpetrated by the far-right Qanon conspiracy theory and spread by One America News (OAN), President Donald Trump, and Trump surrogates.

These entities allege that the company’s voting machines have been compromised resulting in millions of votes for Donald Trump being deleted or switched to votes for Joe Biden in the 2020 presidential election.

It is telling that the Wikipedia page would be claiming that this is a hoax even though these allegations have yet to be tested in court.

Any reasonable person would be suspicious of this preemptive claim.

Furthermore, the US Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) stated on November 12, 2020, which read “the November 3rd election was the most secure in American history.

There is no evidence that any voting system deleted or lost votes, changed votes, or was in any way compromised.

While we know there are many unfounded claims and opportunities for misinformation about the process of our elections, we can assure you we have the utmost confidence in the security and integrity of our elections.”  Is Comey, Clapper, Brennan, Holder, Obama, Hillary and Mueller STILL RUNNING THE DEEP STATE?

On its webpage, DVS categorically denies false assertions about vote switching issues with its voting system. It claims “it has never been owned by Smartmatic; that allegations of deletion or switching of votes are completely false; DVS is a non-partisan US company; there were no DVS software glitches and ballots were accurately tabulated; the results are 100% auditable; no unauthorized or last-minute software updates occurred; there were no issues with the use of sharpie pens; assertions of voter fraud conspiracies are 100% false”.

In contrast, Sidney Powell, an attorney for the Trump administration, stated in an interview with Fox News, Maria Bartiromo, when referring to ballot-counting machines from DVS: “they can stick a thumb drive in the machine or load software to it. Even from the Internet, they can do it from Germany or Venezuela even. They can remote access anything. They can watch votes in real-time. They can shift votes in real-time. We’ve identified mathematically the exact algorithm they used and planned to use from the beginning to modify the votes in this case, to make sure Biden won.”

Sidney Powell continues: “I’ve got a first-hand witness. I have an affidavit from the witness which can now be used publicly. He was present for the creation of the system for this specific purpose, of falsifying election results for Hugo Chavez and then Maduro.

They exported this all-over Latin America. It is the Smartmatic and DVS systems that were built to do this very thing, for changing the results of elections”.

According to public records, DVS systems are used in 2000 jurisdictions in 30 states. According to experts, if one site has a flaw, other sites are likely to as well, which is why Texas rejected using DVS software three times raising concerns that the system was not safe from fraudulent or unauthorized manipulation.

Given we already know that at least two software “glitches” in Georgia and Michigan occurred on election night, attorney Sidney Powell is leading the charge against DVS, and she claims she has enough evidence of fraud to launch a massive criminal investigation.

Powell stated “First of all I never say anything I cannot prove. Even their manual explains how votes can be wiped away. It’s like drag-and-drop votes to a separate folder and then delete that folder.

We’ve even got evidence of some kickbacks”.

In a January 2020 House hearing on election security John Poulos, President and CEO of DVS stated that his company does have components in their systems that are made in CCP China.

These components include LCD screens, chip components, capacitors and resistors. Poulos stated that the DVS ballot-counting machines are manufactured in the United States.

The company has used lobbying firms that employ lobbyists with ties to major figures like Georgia’s Republican Governor and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, as well as a lobbyist who donate money to Republican majority leader Mitch McConnell. Increasing the scrutiny, it has also worked with firms tied to George Soros and Robert Mueller.

A former ambassador named by former President Barack Obama sits on the board of the company that acquired it in 2018 (Staple Street Capital). There are eight registered lobbyists for DVS in Georgia alone, including former Georgia Democratic Secretary of State Lewis A. Massey and Jared Thomas, former chief of staff to Republican Governor Brian Kemp.

The first lobbying firm hired by DVS was the powerful Brownstein Farber Hyatt Schreck, and Nadeem Elshami, Pelosi’s former chief of staff, was one of the firm’s lobbyists.

The Washington Post listed DVS as a Clinton Foundation donor of $25,000 to $50,000 in 2014.

DVS ballot counting systems have experienced “glitches” in other circumstances. After the polls closed on election night in New Brunswick, Canada in 2014, results began to come in, but then abruptly stopped. Elections New Brunswick stopped updating the results website for more than 90 minutes, and by 11 p.m., none of the votes from any of the precincts had been fully counted.

Following the election night incident, Dominion Voting Systems, which provided tabulation machines in the 2014 election and again in 2018, blamed the missing provincial results on an “off-the-shelf computer program” that malfunctioned.

This meant that the machine was unable to communicate effectively with the Elections New Brunswick server.

This year’s high-profile Conservative Party leadership election in Canada was scheduled to announce results on August 23, but a voting machine malfunction caused significant delays and the first round of results were not announced until the early morning hours of August 24, when Erin O’Toole was elected.

During the 2010 Philippine elections, there was a reported problem with the Dominion voting software source code: “The commands to add, update and delete existing database records lacked closed transaction logic, which could affect the database contents and could lead to database integrity and other corruption issues”.

The Times reported that some Democrats in the Georgia Legislature opposed purchasing the system but there is “some evidence that heavy lobbying and sales tactics have played a role in their adoption in Georgia and elsewhere.”

According to Center Square, the company “was rejected three times by data communications experts from the Texas Secretary of State and Attorney General’s Office for failing to meet basic security standards.”

Most of the allegations against DVS so far are circumstantial. However, it is significant that the statements of the company are in stark contrast to those made by Sidney Powell, attorney to the Trump campaign, who claims she has incontrovertible evidence of fraud related to the DVS machines.

What we do know is that there appear to be significant connections between DVS and individuals sympathetic to globalist aims, as well as to democratic operatives and political figures, and potentially even to jurisdictions that are hostile to America – such as Venezuela.

Furthermore, it is a fact that the Company’s vote-counting machines were rejected by the State of Texas because they were found to be unreliable and vulnerable to hacking.

By the company’s admission components for the machines are made in CCP China. Ultimately, the role played by DVS ballot counting systems in alleged American election fraud will be tested in court. 

As Steve Bannon often says: “we do not believe in conspiracy theories, but we also do not believe in coincidences”.

It is telling that the DVS Wikipedia page, along with most Mainstream Media outlets, are claiming that this is a hoax even though these allegations have yet to be tested in court. Any reasonable person would be suspicious of these preemptive claims.

■■Gene McVay’s money is on Sidney Powell■■

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Do you know the Communist Playbook?

May 4, 2020

I am self quarantined and can’t physically shake sense into the American people but I hope you will learn and share this information, pretty please.

Will you step back to 1963 with Gene McVay? That was the only year that I did not see United States soil while stationed on the northern tip of Japan at Wakkanai.
President John Kennedy was assassinated and my unit went to DEFCON 2 some 30 miles from Russia. I was Armed and sent outside the base to guard a transformer in four feet of snow.

DURING 1963

AlcatrazI was closed.
The Beatles released “I Want to Hold Your Hand with “I Saw Her Standing There”
The Year End Close of the Dow Jones Industrial Average was 762.


Average Cost of a new house was $12,650.00.
Average Income per year was $5,807.00.
Gas cost 29 cents a gallon.
Average Cost of a new car was $3,233.00.


On Thursday, January 10, 1963 this happened in the United States House of Representatives:

Mr. HERLONG: Mr. Speaker, Mrs. Patricia Nordman of De Land, Fla., is an ardent and articulate opponent of Communism, and until recently published the De Land Courier, which she dedicated to the purpose of alerting the public to the dangers of Communism in America.

At Mrs. Nordman’s request, I include in the RECORD, under unanimous consent, the following “Current Communist Goals,” which she identifies as an excerpt from “The Naked Communist,” by Cleon Skousen:

CURRENT COMMUNIST GOALS
1. U.S. acceptance of coexistence as the only alternative to atomic war.
2. U.S. willingness to capitulate in preference to engaging in atomic war.
3. Develop the illusion that total disarmament [by] the United States would be a demonstration of moral strength.
4. Permit free trade between all nations regardless of Communist affiliation and regardless of whether or not items could be used for war.
5. Extension of long-term loans to Russia and Soviet satellites.
6. Provide American aid to all nations regardless of Communist domination.
7. Grant recognition of Red China. Admission of Red China to the U.N.
8. Set up East and West Germany as separate states in spite of Khrushchev’s promise in 1955 to settle the German question by free elections under supervision of the U.N.
9. Prolong the conferences to ban atomic tests because the United States has agreed to suspend tests as long as negotiations are in progress.
10. Allow all Soviet satellites individual representation in the U.N.
11. Promote the U.N. as the only hope for mankind. If its charter is rewritten, demand that it be set up as a one-world government with its own independent armed forces. (Some Communist leaders believe the world can be taken over as easily by the U.N. as by Moscow. Sometimes these two centers compete with each other as they are now doing in the Congo.)
12. Resist any attempt to outlaw the Communist Party.
13. Do away with all loyalty oaths.
14. Continue giving Russia access to the U.S. Patent Office.
15. Capture one or both of the political parties in the United States.
16. Use technical decisions of the courts to weaken basic American institutions by claiming their activities violate civil rights.
17. Get control of the schools. Use them as transmission belts for socialism and current Communist propaganda. Soften the curriculum. Get control of teachers’ associations. Put the party line in textbooks.
18. Gain control of all student newspapers.
19. Use student riots to foment public protests against programs or organizations which are under Communist attack.
20. Infiltrate the press. Get control of book-review assignments, editorial writing, policymaking positions.
21. Gain control of key positions in radio, TV, and motion pictures.
22. Continue discrediting American culture by degrading all forms of artistic expression. An American Communist cell was told to “eliminate all good sculpture from parks and buildings, substitute shapeless, awkward and meaningless forms.”
23. Control art critics and directors of art museums. “Our plan is to promote ugliness, repulsive, meaningless art.”
24. Eliminate all laws governing obscenity by calling them “censorship” and a violation of free speech and free press.


25. Break down cultural standards of morality by promoting pornography and obscenity in books, magazines, motion pictures, radio, and TV.
26. Present homosexuality, degeneracy and promiscuity as “normal, natural, healthy.”
27. Infiltrate the churches and replace revealed religion with “social” religion. Discredit the Bible and emphasize the need for intellectual maturity which does not need a “religious crutch.”
28. Eliminate prayer or any phase of religious expression in the schools on the ground that it violates the principle of “separation of church and state.”
29. Discredit the American Constitution by calling it inadequate, old-fashioned, out of step with modern needs, a hindrance to cooperation between nations on a worldwide basis.
30. Discredit the American Founding Fathers. Present them as selfish aristocrats who had no concern for the “common man.”
31. Belittle all forms of American culture and discourage the teaching of American history on the ground that it was only a minor part of the “big picture.” Give more emphasis to Russian history since the Communists took over.
32. Support any socialist movement to give centralized control over any part of the culture–education, social agencies, welfare programs, mental health clinics, etc.
33. Eliminate all laws or procedures which interfere with the operation of the Communist apparatus.
34. Eliminate the House Committee on Un-American Activities.
35. Discredit and eventually dismantle the FBI.
36. Infiltrate and gain control of more unions.
37. Infiltrate and gain control of big business.
38. Transfer some of the powers of arrest from the police to social agencies. Treat all behavioral problems as psychiatric disorders which no one but psychiatrists can understand [or treat].
39. Dominate the psychiatric profession and use mental health laws as a means of gaining coercive control over those who oppose Communist goals.
40. Discredit the family as an institution. Encourage promiscuity and easy divorce.
41. Emphasize the need to raise children away from the negative influence of parents. Attribute prejudices, mental blocks and retarding of children to suppressive influence of parents.
42. Create the impression that violence and insurrection are legitimate aspects of the American tradition; that students and special-interest groups should rise up and use [“]united force[“] to solve economic, political or social problems.
43. Overthrow all colonial governments before native populations are ready for self-government.
44. Internationalize the Panama Canal.
45. Repeal the Connally reservation so the United States cannot prevent the World Court


By the way, Syd Herlong was a Democrat Representative for 20 years, a WW II Veteran who also served in the National Guard as a Captain.

He was also a lawyer and was president of the Florida State Baseball League.

Over the years I shared what I know with you including Saul Alinsky’s Rules for Radicals.

If every Freedom loving American knew the playbook of enemies of America, we would be better prepared to uphold and defend our Constitution and save our Country.

The sad truth is that we elect pretty faces with cute phrases who have no values and know nothing.

Stop it!

Yours truly,
Gene McVay

President Trump, You have a Big VA Problem

January 8, 2020

President Trump, you have a big problem. Several years ago the National Commander of the American Legion called for the resignation of the Secretary of the Department of Veterans Affairs. The Secretary resigned but the deep state VA bureaucracy still remains the greatest enemy United States Veterans have ever faced.

I don’t want get in front of anybody but my unresolved claim is about 15 years old! Others have waited much longer. What takes 15 years? The World Wars didn’t take that long!

Last March 2019, VA officials reported they may have a decision on adding four new diseases to the list of Agent Orange presumptive benefits eligibility by the summer of 2019. Here we are, five months later, and VA officials still haven’t moved ahead with adding the new disabilities to the Agent Orange presumptive list.

Researchers from the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine announced they had compiled “sufficient evidence” linking hypertension, bladder cancer, hypothyroidism, and Parkinson’s-like symptoms with exposure to Agent Orange and other defoliants used in Vietnam and surrounding countries in the 1960s and 1970s. So far, VA officials remain perplexed about the validity of the data as it relates to exposure to Agent Orange.

The delay is the latest frustration for Vietnam veterans who are already unsettled by the VA’s decision earlier this summer to postpone disability compensation related to “Blue Water” Navy veterans’s cases until early January 2020.

According to VA officials, adding bladder cancer, hypothyroidism, and Parkinson’s-like symptoms to the Agent Orange presumptive list would potentially benefit thousands of aging veterans, and, at the same time, adding a significant amount to VA’s benefits expenses.

The VA is not concerned about merit pay increases for VA Doctors and bureaucrats strain on the budget.

While not a lock, adding high blood pressure to the Agent Orange presumptive list of disabilities could further delay a decision simply because the VA’s stance is high blood pressure is common in millions of older Americans, complicating whether it should be labeled a conclusive result of military service. Of course, Vietnam Veterans were not older Americans when they were struck with high blood pressure decades ago. We became older Americans watching the VA delay, deny and wait until we die.

January 8, 2020 Update: VA Secretary Robert Wilkie said in a letter last month he won’t make a decision about new compensation until late 2020 at the earliest.

I guess Secretary Wilkie already knows that the life excpectency for Vietnam Veterans is 66 while it is 78 for non Veterans. I’m sure Secretary Wilkie knows that about 400 Vietnam Veterans die every day. Wilkie can play the waiting game while he blows the VA budget on bureaucrats.

Again, the four diseases being considered for compensation are bladder cancer, hypothyroidism, hypertension and Parkinson’s-like symptoms.

Congress is requiring VA to provide a detailed explanation for the years-long delay in making a decision on whether to cover those illnesses, along with a cost estimate and a specific date when VA expects the changes to go into effect.

So what can President Trump do? Fire the VA Secretary and all the bureaucrats like President Reagan fired Air Traffic Controllers. Contract VA Claims to India and allow qualified Veterans to receive healthcare at Mayo Clinic or any other facility of their choosing.

I used to tell my employees that there is a difference between almost doing something and actually doing something. Since General Omar Bradley left the VA, they have not even come close to almost doing something!

The DC Marble Retirement Center

December 19, 2019

Off and on for the last few days I have been watching the day to day activities at an old nursing home on First St SE in Washington, DC.

Construction started on this huge facility on September 18, 1793 and was completed during 1800.

Since money is no object for the elderly residents, I will not give the floor area of the five story structure in square feet but in acres.

The total floor area of the American Neoclassicisical old folks home is 16.5 acres.

The older residents have been doddering around the building for around 40 years and have grown tired of bingo, knitting, birdwatching, crochet, indoor gardening and yoga.

For the last three years the activities director has been focused on a new game she calls Impeaching the United States President.

Since the director, Nancy Pelosi, spends very little time working and much of the time enjoying her favorite hobby of luxury travel to exotic places with free flowing taxpayer provided high dollar liquor, Impeaching the United States President cannot be played in a few hours like bingo or checkers.

The object of the game is not to remove the President from office, though that is what the doddering fools fantasize about as they huddle in the basement.

The object is simply to torment the President and drag him through the mud to distract him and prevent him from making America prosperous, proud, safe and great again.

  

The marble swamp creatures can only exist in murky rat infested conditions where their activities are hidden from the public eye.

Oh look Adam, there’s a school bus from Grinder’s Switch! Let’s tell the school kids about Justice, Freedom, Democracy and the American Way!

Sleep tight America, your House of Representatives has your back.

A Deep Dive into Arkansas Justice

November 28, 2019

After the historic crimes in Mena involving international drug trafficking, money laundering, Iran-Contra and the internationally banned use of military grade anthrax, one might think the Arkansas Justice System might clean up its act?

Just when you thought Arkansas justice could not get more bizarre, look who the Arkansas Supreme Court assigned to the Senator Linda Collins murder case this time! You can’t make this stuff up.

When John Fogleman was running for the Arkansas Supreme Court during 2010, Arkansas Times published ▪‘Not a soul in there’
Here are some excerpts about the 1994 convictions Fogleman wrangled:
John Fogleman asked juries to sentence three teens to death. Few, if any, candidates for the Arkansas Supreme Court have faced public opposition for their prosecution of accused killers….

But for those Arkansans who oppose him ? and I am one ? the ugliness of the trials that launched his judicial career cannot be forgotten. Now voters will judge his career.

In 1993, three West Memphis children ? Christopher Byers, Michael Moore and Stevie Branch ? were murdered. The following year, three Crittenden County teen-agers ? Jessie Misskelley Jr., Damien Echols and Jason Baldwin ? were put on trial for the crime.

Fogleman and prosecuting attorney Brent Davis sought the death penalty for all three. Juries convicted the teen-agers, though only Echols was sentenced to death. Baldwin and Misskelley received terms of life plus 40 years in prison.

But since those trials, many Arkansans, including the parents of two of the victims, have come to believe that justice was not served ? not for the accused and not for the victims.

Fogleman prosecuted the teen-agers using circumstantial evidence that he knew, even then, was thin at best. In the years since those convictions, even the threads of evidence he was able to weave have frayed and fallen apart.

But Fogleman has no regrets. He recently told the Times, “I completely stand by every step I took in that case,”

Within weeks after winning it, the young deputy prosecutor announced his candidacy for judge in Arkansas’s Second Judicial District. He erected a billboard near where the bodies of the three 8-year-old children were found. It advertised that he could “make tough decisions in tough cases.”

Now, in his race for the state Supreme Court, Fogleman relies on a website. There he says that our justice system only functions “if the people have a measure of confidence that those of us involved in the system are fair and unbiased.”

I agree with that. And that is the very reason I don’t want Fogleman on our high court.

The tactics he used to win convictions of the men now known as the West Memphis Three have spawned widespread mistrust ? not just of Fogleman, but also of Judge David Burnett who allowed them, and of our state Supreme Court, which, so far, has supported everything that has transpired in this now infamous case.

That is a harsh judgment, and I don’t like making it. But history will probably judge this episode of our state’s legal history even more harshly than I. Eventually, I believe, Fogleman and Burnett will be blamed for having brought a great shame on Arkansas.

In a campaign speech last January in Trumann, Fogleman acknowledged that, “This was a difficult case.” He added: “But it was investigated thoroughly. Many people were looked at in this case. But I will say, every piece of evidence we had pointed to those three.”

To the contrary, the investigation was deeply flawed. There was significant evidence even at the time that pointed away from the three, and more has recently developed.

 

We now know that police did not even interview Terry Hobbs, the stepfather of victim Stevie Branch, after the murders. Questioning relatives is fundamental in any investigation of murdered children because, sadly, it is well known that most die at the hands of people close to them.

That hole in the investigation became more glaring last year, when new tests of evidence identified a hair in the bindings used on one of the victims ? a boy not his stepson ? as having come from Hobbs. Another hair was identified as having come from a friend of Hobbs,’ a man who was with him on the night of the murders.

Also in the past year, after Hobbs told a newspaper reporter that he had not seen any of the children on the night they disappeared, three of his former neighbors came forward to dispute that. They said they saw him with the boys early that evening, but that police had never questioned them.

Another gaping hole in Fogleman’s “thorough” investigation surrounds the muddy, bloody man who wandered into a fast-food restaurant on the night the boys disappeared. Workers at the restaurant, which was near where the bodies were found the next day, notified police, who took paper towels and scrapings of blood from the restroom where the man had tried to wash up, and a pair of sunglasses he’d left in the commode.

Later, at one of the trials, when a detective was asked about the crime lab’s report on that evidence, the officer replied that it had not been sent to the crime lab. When asked why not, he said the the evidence had been “lost.”

Some may say, “Well, Fogleman was the prosecutor. Trying to get convictions was his job.” That is a common but skewed view of the prosecutor’s role. In its Standards for Criminal Justice, the American Bar Association stresses that, “The duty of the prosecutor is to seek justice, not merely to convict.”

That leads one to wonder how much justice Fogleman and Davis were seeking when they decided to mount three capital murder cases on the botched and clumsy statement of 17-year-old Jessie Misskelley Jr.

Misskelley was a high-school dropout who’d been in special education classes for as long as he stayed in school when, a month after the murders, police brought him to the station for questioning. They grilled him for close to eight hours. He had no parent or lawyer with him.

Misskelley began by saying that he knew nothing about the murders. But at some point during the questioning, police used a tactic on him that even the state Supreme Court later said came “perilously close to psychological overbearing.”

After that, Misskelley started telling police he knew some things about the murders. In disjointed answers to their questions, he said he’d seen 18-year-old Damien Echols and 16-year-old Jason Baldwin, beat, sodomize and kill the children.

Misskelley also said that when one of the victims tried to escape, he himself had caught and held the child for Echols and Baldwin to finish off. Misskelley recanted those allegations the next day, but by then it was too late.

Police had recorded two short segments of Misskelley’s day-long questioning, and based on those, they arrested the three teen-agers. Each was charged with three counts of capital murder.

When I interviewed Fogleman a few years after the trials, he acknowledged that at the time of the arrests, “basically, the only thing we had was Jessie’s statement.” And it wasn’t much of a statement, at that. The state Supreme Court described it as “a confusing amalgam of times and events.”

Initially, for instance, Misskelley said that the attacks took place in the daytime, the victims having skipped school. But, as the police and Fogleman knew, the children were in school all day and were last seen alive at around dusk.

He said that the boys were tied with “brown rope,” when, in fact, they were not tied with rope at all, but with their own shoelaces–black and white.

He said they still had their clothes on when they were beaten and stabbed, but the children’s clothes were recovered and they were neither torn or bloodstained.

He said the children were sodomized, but the state pathologist reported finding no evidence of that.

Davis and Fogleman knew that Misskelley was wrong in these key details, but they did not question why. They did not, in the pursuit of justice, take Misskelley to the woods where the bodies were found and videotape him as they asked him to clarify his statement.

Perhaps that was too risky. Such a videotape would have had to be disclosed to the defense, and might have made even more apparent Misskelley’s ignorance of the crimes.

Instead, they chose to seek the death penalty for Misskelley based on what he’d said. At his trial, when the West Memphis police chief was asked why he thought Misskelley had gotten so many details wrong, the officer replied, “Jessie simply got confused.”

Years later, when I put that same question to Fogleman, he himself seemed confused: “I don’t know,” he said. “I don’t know. They were generally consistent, but specifically, they weren’t. I don’t know.”

The jury would not go that far. It found Misskelley guilty and sentenced him to life in prison.

When he appealed that conviction, the state Supreme Court noted that his recorded statement had been “virtually the only evidence” presented against him. And ruling that it would “defer to the jury’s determination” about Misskelley’s “numerous inconsistencies,” it affirmed his conviction.

In 2003, a forensic linguist published a detailed analysis of Misskelley’s confession in a British academic journal. Dr. Martin D. Hill concluded that, “None of the key, specific, verifiable details were provided by the confessor,” and that “the police were the source of nearly all of the substantive information regarding the crime.”

Misskelley was tried by himself because, however awkwardly, he had confessed to police. Echols and Baldwin never did. And that presented Prosecutor Fogleman with a dilemma. If Misskelley would not appear at their trial and repeat his allegation, they could not even play the tape-recording of his statement because to do so would deny the two defendants their constitutional right to face their accuser.

The prosecutors tried hard to get Misskelley, whose trial had just concluded, to appear at the second trial and say again that he’d seen Echols and Baldwin murder the children. They even offered to reduce his sentence from life to a term of years, making him eligible for parole, if he agreed.

The victims’ parents were not happy about the offer. Davis explained that, without Misskelley, they faced serious doubts about being able to convict the other two. “Unfortunately,” Davis said, “we need his testimony real bad.”

Fogleman, at the same meeting, put it this way: “All is not lost if he doesn’t testify. But the odds are reduced significantly. I mean, we’ve still got someevidence.”

Here’s what he told the parents they had:
• Three fibers that even Fogleman admitted could not be linked to the accused “to the exclusion of all others.”
• A woman’s claim that, on the night of the murders, she saw Echols walking near where the bodies were found; the problem with her was that she said Echols was with a girl, not Jason.
• The statements of two teen-age girls who said they’d overheard Echols at a softball field bragging about having committed the murders.
• The claim of a jailhouse snitch that Baldwin had told him he’d killed the boys ? but Fogleman warned the parents that the snitch “might not be believed.”

“Oh, yes,” Fogleman added. “And the knife in the lake.”

Six months after the arrests, knowing he was heading into trials with little evidence, Fogleman had an inspiration about where he might find the murder weapon. He contacted a diver for the Arkansas State Police and, according to the diver, told him what to look for and where to look in a lake behind the trailer where Jason Baldwin lived.

In short order, the diver emerged with a knife –the type of knife the state alleged was used on one of the children. Fogleman could establish no direct connection between Echols and Baldwin and the knife, nor between the knife and the murders. But he tried to make the most of it.

At the start of the trial of Echols and Baldwin, he told the jury, “I want to tell you in advance, there’s going to be some … I guess you call it ‘negative evidence.’ It doesn’t really show a connection to anybody. … And you may wonder why we’re putting on evidence of a negative, but we’ll explain that to you later.”

There was a lot of evidence presented that, like the knife, didn’t “show a connection to anybody.” But Fogleman never did explain it.

The biggest problem prosecutors faced in that second trial was the lack of an apparent motive. Without Misskelley, who had described the teens’ involvement in a “satanic cult” that met in the woods on Wednesdays and built fires of “paper and wood and stuff” and “someone brings a dog, and they usually kill the dog … and eat part of it…” ? without that, the prosecutors could point to no reason why Echols and Baldwin would have viciously killed three children they did not know.

The prosecutors were under no obligation to prove a motive, but they worried that jurors might reasonably doubt that Echols and Baldwin would have killed three children on a whim.

They made the decision to call Victoria Hutcheson to the stand. The young mother testified that Echols had driven her and Misskelley to an “esbat,” which she described as something like a witches’ orgy. She said she’d become frightened and asked to be taken home.

In 2004, Hutcheson told a reporter for this paper that “every word” of her testimony “was a lie.” At the time of the murders, she was being investigated for hot checks and credit card fraud. She said police threatened her with the loss of her son if she did not say what they wanted her to say.

Even at the trial, defense attorneys undercut Hutcheson’s story with testimony that Echols did not drive, had never driven, and had no driver’s license or access to a car. But with Hutcheson, Fogleman had set the stage to suggest a motive for the murders.

He began by reminding jurors of the date on which they occurred: May 5, 1993. He then asked Judge David Burnett to “consider taking judicial notice that there was a full moon on May fifth, according to an almanac.”

Here began the most infamous part of the trial ? the part in which Fogleman and Davis, with the complicity of Burnett, attempted to prove that Echols and Baldwin killed the children as part of an occult or satanic ritual. To do this, they brought in their big gun, Dr. Dale W. Griffis, a self-proclaimed “cult expert.”

Defense attorneys quickly established that the Ph.D. Griffis claimed he had was a fraud ? that he’d obtained it, without ever attending a class, from a mail-order diploma mill. They argued that Griffis was not qualified to testify as an expert.

But Burnett ruled that he would accept Griffis as an expert “based upon his knowledge, experience and training in the area of occultism or Satanism.” He allowed Griffis to testify about the aspects of the crime that he said bore “trappings of occultism.”

There were three victims, Griffis explained. There was blood and water involved. Echols wore mostly black. He and Baldwin liked heavy metal music. And, as Fogleman had established, the murders took place on the night of a full moon.

When Fogleman asked Griffis about how he recognized “young people involved in the occult,” Griffis responded gravely: “I have personally observed people wearing black fingernails, having their hair painted black, wearing black T-shirts, black dungarees, that type of thing. Sometimes they will tattoo themselves.”

Defense lawyers got Griffis to concede that, in fact, police had found nothing at the scene related to the occult. They’d found no carved pentagrams, for example; nothing resembling an altar, no bits of candle wax, no knife or robes or anything else suggestive of a satanic ritual.

By the end of the trial, it was clear that Fogleman’s case against Echols and Baldwin consisted almost entirely of the elements he’d outlined for the victims’ parents, plus Griffis’ testimony about “occultism.”

In his closing remarks, Fogleman reminded the jury of what Griffis had said about “this satanic stuff.” Then he instructed the jurors to look at Echols. “You see inside that person,” he told, “and you look inside there, and there’s not a soul in there.”

Parts of the trial smacked of rhetoric from the Inquisition. Fogleman had presented little substantive evidence against Echols, and even less against Baldwin. Nevertheless, he urged the jurors to sentence both boys to death.

They complied in part, sentencing Echols, the group’s purported ringleader, to death and Baldwin to life in prison.
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The case generated widespread controversy and was the subject of a number of documentaries that explored its elements. Celebrities and musicians have held fundraisers to support efforts to free the men, who they say are innocent of the charges.

In July 2007, new forensic evidence was presented in the case. A status report jointly issued by the state and the defense team stated: “Although most of the genetic material recovered from the scene was attributable to the victims of the offenses, some of it cannot be attributed to either the victims or the defendants.” On October 29, 2007, the defense filed a Second Amended Writ of Habeas Corpus, outlining the new evidence.

Following a 2010 decision by the Arkansas Supreme Court regarding newly produced DNA evidence and potential juror misconduct, the West Memphis Three negotiated a plea bargain with prosecutors. On August 19, 2011, they entered Alford pleas, which allowed them to assert their innocence while acknowledging that prosecutors have enough evidence to convict them. Judge David Laser accepted the pleas and sentenced the three to time served. They were released with 10-year suspended sentences, having served 18 years and 78 days in prison.

Do you trust Arkansas Judges and Arkansas prosecutors who just happen to know exactly where to find a knife in a lake?

Do you care?

‘Not a soul in there’

Colonel Gene McVay Blog About the Purple Heart

November 19, 2019

What do you Know about the Purple Heart Military Decoration?

Since we hear more and more about the Purple Heart, Colonel Gene McVay will educate you.

The Purple Heart is a United States military decoration awarded in the name of the President to those wounded or killed while serving in the U.S. military on or after April 5, 1917.

When I was flying combat missions in Vietnam, the Purple Heart was the lowest military decoration. The Good Conduct Medal is the highest non decoration award and the Purple Heart was just above the Good Conduct Medal.

Today there are about 15 decorations that fall behind the Purple Heart such as the Defense Meritorious Service Medal, Air Medal, Joint Service Commendation Medal and Achievement Medals. That puts the Purple Heart immediately above the Good Conduct Medal.

That upgrading of the Purple Heart occurred on June 13, 1985, when the Senate approved an amendment to the 1985 Defense Authorization Bill, which changed the precedence of the Purple Heart award, from immediately above the Good Conduct Medal to immediately above the Meritorious Service Medals. Public Law 99-145 authorized the award for wounds received as a result of friendly fire. Public Law 104-106 expanded the eligibility date, authorizing award of the Purple Heart to a former prisoner of war who was wounded after April 25, 1962. The National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 1998 (Public Law 105-85) changed the criteria to delete authorization for award of the Purple Heart to any non-military U.S. national serving under competent authority in any capacity with the Armed Forces. This change was effective May 18, 1998.

After the award was re-authorized in 1932 some U.S. Army wounded from conflicts prior to the first World War applied for, and were awarded, the Purple Heart: “…veterans of the Civil War and Indian Wars, as well as the Spanish–American War, China Relief Expedition (Boxer Rebellion), and Philippine Insurrection also were awarded the Purple Heart. This is because the original regulations governing the award of the Purple Heart, published by the Army in 1932, provided that any soldier who had been wounded in any conflict involving U.S. Army personnel might apply for the new medal. There were but two requirements: the applicant had to be alive at the time of application (no posthumous awards were permitted) and had to prove that he had received a wound that necessitated treatment by a medical officer.”

Here are estimates of Purple Heart Decorations awarded:

World War I: 320,518
World War II: 1,076,245
Korean War: 118,650
Vietnam War: 351,794
Persian Gulf War: 607
Afghanistan War: 7,027
Iraq War: 35,321

August 7 of every year is recognized as “National Purple Heart Day.”

From 1942 to 1997, non-military personnel serving or closely affiliated with the armed forces—as government employees, Red Cross workers, war correspondents, and the like—were eligible to receive the Purple Heart whether in peacetime or armed conflicts. Among the earliest to receive the award were nine Honolulu Fire Department (HFD) firefighters killed or wounded in peacetime while fighting fires at Hickam Field during the attack on Pearl Harbor. About 100 men and women received the award, the most famous being newspaperman Ernie Pyle who was awarded a Purple Heart posthumously by the Army after being killed by Japanese machine gun fire in the Pacific Theater, near the end of World War II. Before his death, Pyle had seen and experienced combat in the European Theater, while accompanying and writing about infantrymen for the folks back home. Those serving in the Merchant Marine are not eligible for the award. During World War II, members of this service who met the Purple Heart criteria received a Merchant Marine Mariner’s Medal instead.

The most recent Purple Hearts presented to non-military personnel occurred after the terrorist attacks at Khobar Towers, Saudi Arabia, in 1996—for their injuries, about 40 U.S. civil service employees received the award.

However, in 1997, at the urging of the Military Order of the Purple Heart, Congress passed legislation prohibiting future awards of the Purple Heart to non-military personnel. Civilian employees of the U.S. Department of Defense who are killed or wounded as a result of hostile action may receive the new Defense of Freedom Medal. This award was created shortly after the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001.

During the Vietnam War, Korean War, and World War II, the Purple Heart was often awarded on the spot, with occasional entries made into service records. In addition, during mass demobilizations following each of America’s major wars of the 20th century, it was common occurrence to omit mention from service records of a Purple Heart award. This occurred due to clerical errors, and became problematic once a service record was closed upon discharge. In terms of keeping accurate records, it was commonplace for some field commanders to engage in bedside presentations of the Purple Heart. This typically entailed a General or Colonel entering a hospital with a box of Purple Hearts, pinning them on the pillows of wounded service members, then departing with no official records kept of the visit, or the award of the Purple Heart. Service members, themselves, complicated matters by unofficially leaving hospitals, hastily returning to their units to rejoin battle so as to not appear a malingerer. In such cases, even if a service member had received actual wounds in combat, both the award of the Purple Heart, as well as the entire visit to the hospital, was unrecorded in official records.

During John Kerry’s candidacy in the 2004 U.S. presidential campaign, a political issue that gained widespread public attention was Kerry’s Vietnam War record. In television advertisements and a book called Unfit for Command, co-authored by John O’Neill and Jerome Corsi, the Swift Boat Veterans for Truth (SBVT), a 527 group later known as the Swift Vets and POWs for Truth, questioned details of his military service record and circumstances relating to the award of his combat medals. Their campaign against Kerry’s presidential bid received widespread publicity.

The criteria for the Purple Heart call for its award for any injury received during combat requiring treatment by a medical officer; the military makes no distinction regarding the severity of the injury. Under military regulations, the Purple Heart can also be awarded for “friendly fire” wounds in the “heat of battle,” so long as the fire is targeted “under full intent of inflicting damage or destroying enemy troops or equipment.”

An article in The Boston Globe described the circumstances in which Purple Hearts were given to wounded Swift Boat personnel in Vietnam:

“There were an awful lot of Purple Hearts—from shrapnel; some of those might have been M-40 grenades,” said George Elliott, Kerry’s commanding officer. “The Purple Hearts were coming down in boxes. Kerry, he had three Purple Hearts. None of them took him off duty. Not to belittle it, that was more the rule than the exception.”

In Douglas Brinkley’s book Tour of Duty: John Kerry and the Vietnam War, Brinkley notes that Purple Hearts were given out frequently:

As generally understood, the Purple Heart is given to any U.S. citizen wounded in wartime service to the nation. Giving out Purple Hearts increased as the United States started sending Swifts up rivers. Sailors—no longer safe on aircraft carriers or battleships in the Gulf of Tonkin—were starting to bleed, a lot.

According to the Los Angeles Times:

Navy rules during the Vietnam War governing Purple Hearts did not take into account a wound’s severity—and specified only that injuries had to be suffered “in action against an enemy”.

A Times review of Navy injury reports and awards from that period in Kerry’s Swift boat unit shows that many other Swift boat personnel received Purple Hearts for slight wounds of uncertain origin.

Some SBVT members have questioned the propriety of Kerry’s first Purple Heart, received for a wound sustained on December 2, 1968. Kerry remained on duty after being wounded, and sought treatment at the following day’s sick call. They assert that the injury was too minor to merit a citation because the only treatment Kerry received, after the removal of a piece of shrapnel from his arm, was bacitracin (an antibiotic) and a bandage, and he returned to service immediately. SBVT also claims that the wound was not from enemy fire but was from shrapnel of a grenade he fired himself, “Self-inflicted wounds were awarded if incurred ‘in the heat of battle, and not involving gross negligence.’ Kerry’s critics insist his wound would not have qualified,”

On the night in question, Kerry was not on a Swift Boat, but on a 15-foot skimmer. Kerry opened fire on suspected guerrillas on the shore. During this encounter, Kerry suffered a shrapnel wound in the left arm above the elbow. Accounts differ over the crew aboard the skimmer, the source of Kerry’s injury—Kerry has stated that he does not know where the shrapnel came from—and several other major details.

SBVT’s claims about the incident are primarily based on an account by retired Rear Admiral William Schachte, then a lieutenant. Schachte has stated that he regularly led training missions for recently arrived officers such as Kerry. One tactic described by Schachte was for a Swift Boat to tow the skimmer to the target area and wait nearby. The skimmer, manned by three people, “would go in, draw fire and get out immediately.” The waiting Swift Boats or air support would attack the enemies thus detected. Schachte stated that he had participated in all previous skimmer missions up to and including the night Kerry was injured, although the latter claim could not be substantiated.

In an interview in 2003, Schachte made no mention of being on the skimmer with Kerry that night; in addition, he described the action as a “firefight” and said of Kerry, “He got hit.” In August 2004, however, Schachte stated that he was the senior officer on Kerry’s skimmer that night, with one enlisted man also on board, that he popped a flare after detecting movement, and opened fire. He stated that there was no return fire, and that Kerry was “nicked” by a fragment from an M-79 grenade launcher he fired himself. Moreover, while Schachte has described Kerry as, at the time, a “rookie [who] would never be put in command” of a skimmer mission, Kerry was actually given command of a Swift Boat and crew just three days after the skimmer mission and sent into a combat area.

In an SBVT television ad, Dr. Lewis Letson asserted, “I know John Kerry is lying about his first Purple Heart because I treated him for that injury,”

SBVT member Grant Hibbard, who was Kerry’s commander at the time, has claimed that Kerry came to him the morning after the incident, after he had been to sick bay, stating that he was eligible for a Purple Heart. Hibbard has also claimed that he denied Kerry’s request and does not know how the award eventually came to be granted.

I know that I have thrown a lot of stuff at you but I have often declared that very few veterans ever get the medals and recognition they deserve. At the same time, I have no doubt that some medals are undeserved.

Who will be the next John Kerry War Hero?

Now, throw your darts at me for quoting the glorious mainstream media.

Yours truly,
Gene McVay

The Graphic Chinese Communist Bloody Human Organ Industry

October 1, 2019

The Chinese Communist Flag flying in the Arkansas Governor’s Conference Room as Governor Asa Hutchinson shakes hands with Yafu Qiu, chairman of Shandong Ruyi Technology Group

If you need a new heart, kidney or eyeball, no problem. The Chinese Communists might harvest human organs from a Chinese Christian or other dissident at your convenience.

I’m not sure exactly how arrangements are made but Arkansas Governor Asa Hutchinson and his inner circle are very tight with Chinese Communists and are working on bringing their companies to Arkansas.

According to a former hospital intern, China is rounding up dissidents and barbarically harvesting their organs, while profiting greatly in the process.

The People’s Liberation Army Hospital is just one of several transplant centers.  It is an important health and wellness base for the Chinese Communist Party Central Committee and provides treatment for the Central Military Committee, People’s Liberation Army General Staff Department, and various regional military commands and military personnel…”

The intern still has nightmares. He was interning at China’s Shenyang Army General Hospital when he was drafted to be part of an organ-harvesting team.

The prisoner was brought in, tied hand and foot, but very much alive. The army doctor in charge sliced him open from chest to belly button and exposed his two kidneys. “Cut the veins and arteries,” he told his shocked intern who did as he was told. Blood spurted everywhere.

The kidneys were placed in an organ-transplant container.

Then the doctor ordered the intern to remove the man’s eyeballs. Hearing that, the dying prisoner gave him a look of sheer terror, and the intern froze. “I can’t do it,” he told the doctor, who then quickly scooped out the man’s eyeballs himself.

The intern was so unnerved by what he had seen that he soon quit his job at the hospital and returned home. Later, afraid that he might be the next victim of China’s forced organ-transplant business, he fled to Canada and assumed a new identity.

First-person accounts like this are understandably rare. The “transplant tourists” who come to China are naturally told nothing about the “donors” of their new heart, liver or kidney. And those who are executed for their organs tell no tales.

Experts estimate that between 60,000 and 100,000 organs are transplanted annually in China. Multiply that number times the cost of a liver transplant ($170,000) or a kidney transplant ($130,000), and the result is an eye-popping $10 billion to 20 billion.

And where do these hundreds of thousands of organs come from? The intern was told nothing about the background of the young man whose kidneys he fatally removed except that he was “under 18 and in good health.”

‘The world is beginning to wake up to the fact that virtually every organ transplant in China costs the life of an innocent human being’

But experts like Ethan Gutmann, author of several books on the subject, believe that the vast majority are obtained by executing prisoners of conscience.

One particularly rich source of fresh organs for China’s transplant industry in recent years has been the Falun Gong, which was declared a heretical Buddhist sect in 1999 by then-Party Secretary Jiang Zemin.

Hundreds of thousands — perhaps millions — of the group’s followers have been arrested and disappeared into a vast network of secret prisons, many never to reemerge — at least in one piece.

The Muslim minorities of China’s far west are apparently next in line. Over the past couple of years, between one to three million Uighur and Kazakh men have been arrested and sent to concentration camps — Beijing calls them “vocational training centers” — in the region.

Tellingly, all these prisoners of conscience not only had their blood drawn upon entry but also had their organs examined, presumably so they could be more quickly matched with those willing to pay for them. Even more ominously, dedicated organ-transplant lanes have been opened at airports in the region, while crematoria are being built nearby.

All this suggests that assembly-line harvesting of Uighur, Kazakh and Tibetan organs is already getting underway. China is not just ridding itself of troublesome minorities, it is profiting mightily in the process.

Despite China’s claims to the contrary, its transplant business is booming. And, thanks to a Western technology called ECMO — extracorporeal membrane oxygenation — it has become much, much more lucrative.

Miniaturised ECMO device (PLS-Set, MAQUET Cardiopulmonary AG, Hechingen, Germany). (1) Quadrox PLS membraneoxygenator; (2) centrifugal pump; (3) rotaflow control and steering unit; (4) multifunctional holder; (5) heat exchange unit.

Twenty years ago, it was only possible to successfully harvest an organ or two — two kidneys, say, or a heart — from a transplant victim. The other organs, such as the lungs and liver, had to be discarded because they had been deprived of oxygen too long to be usable.

Now, the victims are put on an ECMO machine, which serves as an artificial heart and lung and keeps every last organ fresh enough to be harvested. Before ECMO, a victim’s few salvageable organs were worth maybe $250,000. Now, with ECMO, every organ can be harvested — even the skin — and the victim is easily worth two or three times as much. ECMO, which has saved countless lives in the West, has had the opposite effect in China: It has accelerated the killing of innocent people.

In recent years, China has gone to ever greater lengths to cover up these crimes from international scrutiny. In January 2015, the government announced that it would only use organs from voluntary civilian organ donors and that the use of organs from executed prisoners would be banned.

As proof, they even published statistics. These showed a straight-line increase in “voluntary” organ donations so picture-perfect it could only be fabricated. And China’s “official” number of voluntary donors had only risen to 6,000 by 2018, a number far too small to supply the many tens of thousands of organs actually transplanted that year.

Proof that the slaughter of “donors” continues is revealed by the country’s amazingly short wait times for organs. In normal countries, sick people can wait for many months or years for an organ to become available. The wait time in the UK is three years. The wait time in Canada is double that. Only in China do organ tourists receive a kidney, heart or liver transplant within days or weeks of arriving. In fact, in some cases patients have reported that their transplant surgeries were scheduled before they even arrived in China — something that could only happen as a result of forced organ harvesting.

The world is beginning to wake up to the fact that virtually every organ transplant in China costs the life of an innocent human being. That’s why countries like Israel, Spain, Italy and Taiwan have already banned transplant tourism.

In the past, primitive peoples often practiced human sacrifice in order to propitiate the gods.

But China’s officially atheistic Communist Party could not care less about pleasing or displeasing a higher being. It has resurrected the practice of human sacrifice for two very practical reasons: to rid itself of troublesome minorities and to turn a huge profit.

China’s organ-transplant assembly line is not only murder for hire but may turn out to be a kind of genocide as well.

Imagine if an American could simply travel to Arkansas for a Chinese Communist organ transplant. Once a Christian Church is burned in the Shandong Province, the Pastor and congregation could be sent to an Arkansas Chinese Communist factory to work until their organs were needed.

When Governor Asa Hutchinson was US Attorney and Bill Clinton was Governor, Mena, Arkansas was the cocaine distribution and money laundering capital of America.

Will Arkansas move from last in GDP growth to first with the help of the Chinese Communists?

President Donald Trump called on American businesses to withdraw operations from China in August. Governor Asa Hutchinson, who has helped negotiate six Chinese companies to locate in Arkansas, said that disengaging from the Chinese economy “cannot be done without devastating impact.”

It looks like Arkansas politicians have hitched their wagons to the Commies.

Who will you align with, Republican leaders like Governor Asa Hutchinson and his nephews and inner circle or with President Donald Trump and his supporters?

Yours truly,
Gene McVay

 

 

https://nypost.com/2019/06/01/chinese-dissidents-are-being-executed-for-their-organs-former-hospital-worker-says/amp/

Are you Following the Lives of the Rich and Famous Politicians?

September 24, 2019

Hunter Biden went through a nasty divorce in 2017 with his wife, was discharged from the Navy after testing positive for cocaine, and had an affair with his late brother Beau’s widow.In May 2013,

Biden was selected as a direct commission officer in the U.S. Naval Reserve, a program that allows civilians with no prior service to receive a restricted line officer’s commission after attending a two-week class covering topics such as military history, etiquette, and drill and ceremony, in lieu of boot camp. Because Biden was past the cut-off age for the program, he needed a waiver. Biden received a second waiver because of past drug use and drug-related arrests. One month after commissioning, Biden tested positive for cocaine use and was discharged from the Navy reserve in February 2014.

How stupid am I? I attended boot camp in 1961 and 1962 at Lackland Air Force Base. Who knew people could bypass all that nasty hard work?

Of course, my dad was a mechanic and not Vice President of the United States. My dad never offered to buy my way into Harvard or Yale.

Talk about luck, Hunter Biden’s Firm Scored a $1.5 Billion Deal with the Bank of China 10 Days After Joe Biden and His Son Flew to China Aboard Air Force Two.

Back in 2006, Hunter Biden was nominated by President George W. Bush to the board of directors of Amtrak. He was confirmed on July 26, 2006, by the U.S. Senate for a term of five years, and was the vice-chair of the board until January 29, 2009.

A four-time New York Times bestselling investigative journalist, Peter Schweizer has garnered a reputation for unearthing never-before-revealed facts about how political elites enrich themselves. His last book, Clinton Cash, sparked an FBI investigation into the Clinton Foundation. Now, in Secret Empires, he exposes how top Republicans and Democrats have engineered what he calls “the new corruption”—a system Washington elites use to grease highly lucrative deals by routing them through their children and family members. Imagine that!

Secret Empires: How the American Political Class Hides Corruption and Enriches Family and Friends by Government Accountability Institute President and Breitbart Senior Editor-at-Large Peter Schweizer debuted at #3 on the Amazon bestseller list.

As Schweizer explains: “So Hunter Biden’s firm get this $1.5 billion to invest, and what they are supposed to do is basically invest in companies that benefit the Chinese government… So just think about this for a second. This is the vice president of the United States whose father is supposed to be commanding American presence and power in the Pacific to deal with the rising challenge from China, and his son is investing $1.5 billion of Chinese government money. So what do they do? They invest in an American high-precision tools company called Henniges, which used to be owned by Rocket Company, but they produce anti-vibration technologies which have a dual-use application, so this transaction actually requires the approval of the federal government, as it has national security implications. So again, the vice president’s son is helping the Chinese government take over a dual-use military technology-related company called Henniges.”

Hunter Biden was appointed by Bill Clinton to serve in the United States Department of Commerce under Secretaries Norman Mineta and William M. Daley. He was director of E-commerce policy issues in the Department of Commerce, a position he held from 1998 to 2001.

From 2001 to 2008, Biden was a founding partner of Oldaker, Biden, and Belair, LLP, a Washington DC-based lobbyist firm and law firm.

During this period, He also served as a partner and board member of the mergers and acquisitions firm Eudora Global. Biden was chief executive officer, and later chairman, of the hedge fund Paradigm Global Advisors, founded in 1991 by Dr. James Park. At MBNA, a major US bank, Biden was employed as a senior vice president. Biden served as honorary co-chair of the 2008 Obama-Biden inaugural committee and is a former board member of the CSIS Executive Council on Development and the National Prostate Cancer Coalition.

Biden was Chairman of the Board of the World Food Program USA. In addition to holding a directorship on the Board of the U.S. Global Leadership Coalition, he sits on the Chairman’s Advisory Council for the National Democratic Institute (NDI). NDI is a project of the National Endowment for Democracy (NED). Biden is a member of the President’s Advisory board of Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Washington; and a member of the board of the Israel Idonije Foundation.

I wonder how high Gene McVay could climb if only I had been busted for snorting cocaine and kicked out of the Navy?

Donald Trump may be the only President in modern history who is not addicted to illegal drugs?

Maybe the reason the news media ignores all of the deep state corruption is because reporters and other journalists are also on drugs?

Maybe one big happy family that snorts together, sticks together?

Who do you want answering the White House phone at 3 am?

Will we EVER know exactly how deep and slimy our city, county, state and federal government operations actually are?

Think about it.