Friday, August 3, 2012
EXTRA-LEGAL CITIZEN 'TARGETING' -- A ROOT CAUSE OF ECONOMIC WOES
NOTE: Since an earlier version of this article was first published, the author has concluded that America's network of some 70 Homeland Security- administered "fusion centers" coordinates and, via U.S. government prime cyber-contractor Lockheed Martin, executes the extrajudicial persecution and financial exploitation of many thousands of Americans...
...citizens who have been unjustly targeted for their politics, their activism, their ethnic or racial background, or because some of those in positions of authority can easily abuse constitutionally suspect programs supposedly devised to fight terrorism and crime.
These programs of personal destruction were spawned or vastly expanded under the presidency of George W. Bush -- but have been allowed to continue under the Obama administration, which has left Bush-Cheney "leave-behinds" in key government positions.
Could government "targeting" of American citizens outside the bounds of the judicial system be one of the root causes of the nation's plunge into a protracted recession?
Victims of community-based harassment by community policing and neighborhood watch vigilantes -- often referred to as government-sponsored "gang stalking" -- claim that federal and local government agencies involved in intelligence, security, law enforcement, and revenue collection, with the cooperation of the private sector, have established a network of secret programs aimed at destroying the financial well-being of extrajudicially "targeted" individuals." Many of these persecuted citizens have been targeted for reasons of politics, ideology or hate -- denied due process under the law as their financial resources are systematically expropriated.
These programs allegedly involve the interception of mail; surveillance, interception and alteration of telecommunications, including telephone and internet communications; fabrication and inflation of bank, credit card, mortgage, utility and other billing statements; surreptitious manipulation of personal and business bank and mortgage accounts, including serial double-billing schemes and organized identity theft -- enabled by the refusal of local police and federal agents to investigate complaints from "targeted individuals." So-called "targeted individuals" also report that they are routinely overcharged at retail stores, and suspect that military contractor operatives who observe their movements 24/7 via high-tech surveillance remotely manipulate the Universal Price Code (UPC) system so that they are overcharged on purchases.
Victims theorize that these "programs of personal destruction" are a derivative of past controversial government programs such as Cointelpro and Total Information Awareness. They maintain that the enactment of sweeping laws such as the USA Patriot Act, passed by Congress in the wake of the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, has emboldened those who would use the powers of the state to restrict civil liberties and sabotage personal finances as a tool of social control.
In effect, victims say, a secret parallel system of transaction processing has been established for persons targeted by government agencies. Victims allege that the goal is to destroy their capacity to earn a living and to support themselves and their families. They maintain that these "mechanics of personal destruction" closely resemble the tactics employed by pre-war Nazi Germany in its campaign against the Jews and other targeted groups, such as those deemed to be political "dissidents."
Victims charge that these programs also are designed to degrade their physical health, with health care professionals sometimes pressured to cooperate. Citizen vigilantes affiliated with government-funded community policing and "watch" groups are deployed to harass and intimidate those targeted by these government programs, victims charge.
Many victims of extra-legal targeting also maintain that they come under silent attack from a U.S. government electromagnetic radio frequency radiation "directed energy" weapon system deployed on cell towers everywhere that can induce pain, weakness, fatigue, mood changes, injury, illness, and, over time, death -- what victims describe as a "slow-kill genocide."
Silent electromagnetic attacks on "targeted individuals" and their families also provide cover for home intrusions by "black ops" community-based operatives. This cell tower- mounted weapon system, exposed by this journalist nearly three years ago, can irradiate targets with radio frequencies that induce a deep sleep state. Victims say they are "kept under" as intruders rifle through personal files, altering and falsifying records, sometimes leaving behind forged copies of bills that already have been paid. Victims allege that intruders also forge handwritten financial documents such as check stub records -- "disappearing" documentation of payment. The victim thus has no proof of payment when he is double-billed.
This journalist has experienced this kind of heinous fraud multiple times. Cashed checks returned from financial institutions have appeared to be forgeries, written in handwritten that resembles his own -- a tactic used by identity thieves to take over and steal from accounts of their victims. Complaints to financial institutions and to the Philadelphia office of the FBI apparently have been ignored, summarily dismissed as not credible.
Officials in the private sector are believed to have knowledge of some of these programs, since their cooperation is key to the functioning of the system. Victims charge that the government is using national security and the "war on terror" as a pretext to secure the cooperation of corporations and businesses. But they say it's also possible that the civilian overseers of these agencies, as well as civilian operatives, have been kept in the dark about the most nefarious aspects of these programs.
Victims say that government bailouts and supervision of failed and financially troubled investment houses and insurers facilitates financial exploitation by rogue elements of government.
Those who say they have been victimized by these programs are calling upon Congress to immediately convene hearings on unconstitutional, extra-legal abuses of power carried out under the direction of government agencies -- what they see as an unraveling of the American constitutional democracy and a descent into a corporate-fascist police state.
FOR MORE ON AMERICA'S ROGUE BUREAUCRACY, DOMESTIC TORTURE AND THE SUBVERSION OF DEMOCRACY:
http://NowPublic.com/scrivener (see lede stories and links therein; also, "stories" list)