By Bob Barney - The Plain Truth.com Originally Published in 2013
When Edward Snowden came forward to identify himself as the leaker of the National Security Agency spying programs, politicians and the media alike, from left to right have been working overtime to discredit the man who some actually view as a hero for revealing crucial information the government had kept secret. Apparently, if you think hiding information about spying on Americans is new, and that it took some 29 year-old nobody to reveal these secrets, then you are a part of the great silent majority of Americans who have kept themselves in the dark. The real problem is not that our government is spying on us, it is that this has been known to anyone with a micron of a brain since the 1970's! I am amazed at the fact that I could be Edward Snowden- and have never worked for the NSA, CIA or the United States Government! In fact, I know of many more secrets than he has revealed, and have known many of them since the 1970's!
For example: I knew all of this (with links to the stories):
In the 1970's I knew that:
1 Kennedy had the President of South Vietnam assassinated because he was becoming a national patriot. President Johnson believed what Richard Nixon always knew: that the Kennedy White House did not merely tolerate or encourage the murder of Ngo Dinh Diem, but organized and executed it because he was turning against USA policies that would eventually end up in the slaughter of some 60,000 young American drafted, and tens of thousands more maimed for life! It's part of the record. I know it from reading, not from working for Uncle Sam. Three weeks later, Kennedy fulfilled Jesus' prophecy: “Those who live by the sword, will die by the sword” when he himself was gunned down in Dallas. Oh, by the way, anyone with a brain that can connect three dots knows what and who was behind that....
2 Daniel Ellsberg, the original Edward Snowden of his day released the Pentagon Papers, papers that contain a history of the U.S. role in Indochina from World War II until May 1968 and that were commissioned in 1967 by U.S. Secretary of Defense Robert S. McNamara. In them it was revealed that the Harry S. Truman administration gave military aid to France in its colonial war against the communist-led Viet Minh, thus directly involving the United States in Vietnam; that in 1954 Pres. Dwight D. Eisenhower decided to prevent a communist takeover of South Vietnam and to undermine the new communist regime of North Vietnam; that Pres. John F. Kennedy transformed the policy of “limited-risk gamble” that he had inherited into a policy of “broad commitment”; that Pres. Lyndon B. Johnson intensified covert warfare against North Vietnam and began planning to wage overt war in 1964, a full year before the depth of U.S. involvement was publicly revealed; and that Johnson ordered the bombing of North Vietnam in 1965 despite the judgment of the U.S. intelligence community that it would not cause the North Vietnamese to cease their support of the Viet Cong insurgency in South Vietnam. The release of the Pentagon Papers stirred nationwide and, indeed, international controversy because it occurred after several years of growing dissent over the legal and moral justification of intensifying U.S. actions in Vietnam. The disclosures and their continued publication despite top-secret classification were embarrassing to the administration of Pres. Richard M. Nixon, who was preparing to seek reelection in 1972. So distressing were these revelations that Nixon authorized unlawful efforts to discredit Ellsberg, efforts that came to light during the investigation of the Watergate Scandal. Sound familiar???? I knew this and no, I didn't work for the Government as Edward Snowden!
3 Three Days of the Condor, is a 1975 American political thriller film directed by Sydney Pollack and starring Robert Redford. The film is about a bookish CIA researcher who comes back from lunch and discovers all his co-workers dead, and must outwit those responsible until he figures out whom he can really trust. The film addresses the perceived moral ambiguity of the actions of elements within the United States government during the early 1970s. It was all about how the CIA had people reading everything, that was ever published, snooping into the minds of terrorists, communist and arab oil sheiks! The film exposed a view that we were going to be fighting a war in the Middle East to get oil, fully 30 years before King George the II did exactly that in Iraq. The film ends with another quirk. The Robert Redford character (think of Snowden) goes back to New York City and meets the CIA boss on a busy street. The CIA boss defends the oil fields plan, claiming that there will be a day in which oil shortages will cause a major economic crisis for the country. And when that day comes, Americans will want the government to use any means necessary to obtain the oil. Turner (Redford) says he has told the press "a story" (they are standing outside The New York Times office), but Higgins (CIA boss) questions Turner's assurances that the story will be printed, “what if they won't print it?” He asks. After a brief dialogue, an anxious Turner walks away. Today we are seeing what happens when most of the Obama controlled media won't report on what whistle blowers are saying – or calling them traitors long before any trial is held!
4 After both the 1974 and 1979 oil shortages, I knew that the shortages were contrived by our government. At the time nobody believed it, but I did. I can add. 1+1 = 2. Most think it = 3 or more! You see those who stayed informed knew that boats laden with oil were not allowed to unload the oil, and were parked outside US ports as people waited in line for gas! Why? Overlooked by most scholars, it was Nixon and Kissinger idea to engineer the rise in oil prices between 1969 and 1972 to enable Saudi Arabia and Iran to purchase the necessary military hardware to serve as guardians of the Gulf.
I was good friends at the time with someone in the gas business who told me this long before I read about it. And no, I didn't work for the Government as Edward Snowden did, to know it!
5 George Bush's father Prescott was a Nazi, who was actually Adolf Hitler's American banker! The central charge that Prescott Bush aided Hitler is a fact. In 1942, under the Trading With the Enemy Act, the U.S. government seized several companies in which he had an interest. Prescott at the time was an investment banker with Brown Brothers Harriman (BBH), which had funneled U.S. capital into Germany during the 1920s and '30s. Among the seized companies was the Union Banking Corporation (UBC) of New York, which was controlled by German industrialist Fritz Thyssen. Thyssen had been an early financier of the Nazi party — in fact, in 1941 he published a book entitled I Paid Hitler. Ergo, Prescott helped finance the Nazis. In fact some of the most distinguished names in American business had investments or subsidiaries in prewar Germany, including Standard Oil, General Motors and Henry Ford. When did I know this? I worked for a man who fought in WWII under Patton, his name was Ed. Many times during our working day, Ed would recite to me how, in World War II, the allies bombed everything site in towns and cities all over Germany. He said we bombed churches, hospitals, schools and yes houses. We did this in order to break the back of Germany and most importantly the German civilian. Ed recalled how shocked he was one he saw one building we never bombed. My friend was shocked to see that the FORD PLANT was completely undamaged! Every building around it including schools were leved to the ground, but someohow we "missed" the Ford plant! Yes, not a shingle was blown of the roof: Here is a photo of the plant back in operation 1 DAY AFTER THE WAR ENDED:
In the 1980's I Knew:
1 That every phone call was recorded in America, and listened to by computers. This was told to my brother, by someone he went to school with the was very high up in the government. This was 1983-- 30 years before Snowden. In a CNN interview about the Boston Bombings investigations, a former FBI counterterrorism agent admitted a startling (yet unsurprising) fact: “all digital communications” are recorded and stored. All of them. All phone calls, all e-mails and all social media interactions. According to him, there is definitely a way of retracing and listening to any phone call made on US soil. While most Americans ignore or deny this reality, the shaping of the USA into a heavily monitored police state is complete. Here is part of the CNN interview. He admitted this was going on since the 1980's! How did I know....
2 I also knew that the USA recorded everything was said in the air between airplanes. Remember Korean flight 007? Yes, folks, that was the flight #, YOU CAN'T MAKE THIS STUFF UP ANY BETTER than reality! On September 1, 1983, Korean Airlines (KAL) flight 007 was on the last leg of a flight from New York City to Seoul, with a stopover in Anchorage, Alaska. The flight was of of many Korean airliners used as “spy” planes, that would have cameras mounted on their noses to take pictures of the USSR in fly overs. As 007 approached its final destination, the plane began to veer far off its normal course. In just a short time, the plane flew into Russian airspace and crossed over the Kamchatka Peninsula, where some top-secret Soviet military installations were known to be located. The Soviets sent two fighters to intercept the plane. According to tapes of the conversations between the fighter pilots and Soviet ground control, the fighters quickly located the KAL flight and tried to make contact with the passenger jet. Failing to receive a response, one of the fighters fired a heat-seeking missile. KAL 007 was hit and plummeted into the Sea of Japan. All 269 people on board were killed. Much to the shock of the world (and his own CIA) Reagan decided to play the actual recordings of the attack at the UN! Yes, not only did we know it was happening in real time, we had it recorded! Jeane Kirkpatrick, the U.S. ambassador to the United Nations and at the behest of Reagan, placed a large television in the Security Council and played the recorded tapes of the fighter pilots and ground control for the world to hear:
- "I see it, visually and on radar . . . The A.N.O. [air navigational lights] are burning. The [strobe] light is flashing . . . What are instructions? . . . I'm dropping back. Now I will try a rocket . . . I am closing on the target . . . I have executed the launch. The target is destroyed."
The Soviet delegation had their backs turned towards the screen even as they repeated the Tass statement on the loss of the plane. Links: here and here (from 1984 Hustler mag with no centerfold shown!)
I knew this in 1983 And no, I didn't work for the Government as Edward Snowden!
3 REX and Civilian Concentration Camps. Back in the 1980's, the biggest scandal of the day was the “Iran/Contra” hearings on Capital Hill. I listened and watched them all. I am a political junkie. It is what I went to college for. I heard testimony about another plan my brother had told me about in 1983. That we had plans from the 1960's for civilian concentration camps in case marshall law was to be issued. Though not put into effect, Rex 84 (Readiness Exercise 1984), a test by the United States federal government (including FEMA) to detain large numbers of U.S. citizens in case of massive civil unrest or national emergency. This was a revival of the similar 1960s-era Operation Garden Plot, adjusted from a context then of inner-city unrest to a likely mass opposition to wider war in Central America in the 1980s. A similar plan is on the books post-9/11, with hundreds of millions of dollars earmarked for Halliburton to build the processing facilities in the event of a "national ermergency."
Revelations about Rex 84 came out in the Iran-Contra hearings (1987), a congressional investigation into Reagan's illegal use of power to fund a war in Central America that Congress had specifically removed from the budget so as to eliminate U.S. involvement in the war. The central constitutional question was lost in the media spin, as were ancillary revelations of CIA collusion in drug smuggling, arms deals with Iran that pre-dated the supposed justification (hostages in Lebanon), CIA banking and money laundering schemes, and active support for mass death squads and torture. I knew this is 1988: And no, I didn't work for the Government as Edward Snowden!
4 In a 1998 article, Daniel Tsang revealed “Because of me, the Central Intelligence Agency has had to concede it does spy on Americans. Just last month, the agency had to remove a denial posted on its Web site that it doesn't do this. For it kept a file on me throughout the 1980s and '90s--despite a law against political spying on Americans.
"Just before Christmas, the CIA revised its Web site. The new version says the CIA can keep files on Americans if they are suspected of espionage or international terrorism.
"But I am no spy or terrorist. The CIA conceded as much by settling my lawsuit, paying my lawyers some $ 46,000 and promising to expunge my file and never spy on my political activities in the future. But the CIA didn't just compile a dossier on me. It turned it over to a foreign government. Is that standard operating procedure, turning over information on Americans whenever a foreign government asks? After all, on its new Web site, the CIA admits it "works with friendly foreign governments and shares pertinent information.
"The CIA's original Web site advised browsers to use the U.S. Privacy Act to confirm that the CIA does not keep files on us. But that recommendation no longer appears. I used the Privacy Act to request my file, but the CIA long refused to release it, claiming "national security." Only when I got the Center for National Security Studies and the American Civil Liberties Union involved in a lawsuit against the CIA did I get my file, though many sections were still blacked out.
"For the past decade, I've lived a somewhat Kafkaesque life. When friends and UC Irvine colleagues heard about my CIA file, some wondered if they should be seen talking with me. I wondered if I was becoming paranoid. I wondered whether phone calls on my cordless phone were being intercepted: Every time I heard some static on the phone, I got nervous, though I know sophisticated spycraft would leave no traces.
"Worse was when I traveled abroad: I never knew if the CIA had sent instructions to bar me from entering a particular country. On my last visit to Taiwan, I got in but, at the airport departure gate, an immigration official wouldn't let me board my plane home until I produced my California driver's license. My newly minted--and renewed--U.S. passport was not good enough.
"My lawyers discovered that the CIA actually doesn't follow the Privacy Act's ban on collecting information on Americans' activities protected by the 1st Amendment. Congress enacted that ban in the wake of widespread domestic spying during the Vietnam War. It is time for Congress to act again to ensure the act is not being eviscerated today." Link
OH, BY THE WAY- the man was a homosexual activist. A LEFTY Liberal... Not a member of the Tea Party. I knew this this at the time, and NO, I didn't work for the Government as Edward Snowden!
Waco – I learned in the 1990's that not only was all telephone calls listened to (I knew this since 1983), but that the government could ease-drop in on any conversation in your home at any time without a warrant. This first came to light during the WACO SEIGE. From the New York Times: “Over the eavesdropping device, someone inside the compound was heard saying, "Don't shoot until the very last minute."
Hearing that, a Federal official in Washington wondered aloud if the cult was expecting a fierce "banzai" raid.
Another voice, believed to be that of David Koresh, was heard on the eavesdropping device saying, "Stay low, stay ready and loaded."”
Yes, the government can listen to whatever you say at home in any conversation. The FBI can listen to everything you say, even when the cell phone is turned off. A recent court ruling in a case against the Genovese crime family revealed that the FBI has the ability from a remote location to activate a cell phone and turn its microphone into a listening device that transmits to an FBI listening post, a method known as a "roving bug." I've know that since 1993! And no, I didn't work for the Government as Edward Snowden!
What really happened on 9-11?
Conspiracy theorists will not like what I have to say here, but what really happened on 9-11 was not some big time NSA-Israeli plot to cause us to go to war. The Plain Truth is that there is a much easier explanation. Look back to history, and one can conclude that history repeated just itself on 9-11. The original historical evidence happened on 12-7-41! Yes PEARL HARBOR. Reports that are known today prove that America knew of the Japanese plans to attack Pearl Harbor. We had broke the Japanese code! So why didn't we stop the attack? The simple explanation is Hubris! Roosevelt needed Japan to attack us, but thought the Japs were not able to inflict much damage. Let them bomb a few buildings and ships, and then declare war. We were expected a small operation, not a large one. We got caught being stupid. This is what happened on 9-11, and the recent BOSTON BOMBINGS! We knew both were going to happen. Heck, we even sent NAVY SEALS to Boston during the marathon!
And yes we knew about planes being flown into buildings. Condoleezza Rice testified that she never knew about these plans, although she had a paper sitting on her desk before 9-11 from the NSA and CIA, it was Called, “HOW TERRORIST PLAN TO FLY AIRPLANES INTO BUILDINGS.” She wasn't in on the planning as conspiratists claim, she was just “out to lunch” mentally, like her boss, George Bush and the rest of the Bush Administration. What is so scary about all of this stuff is that our leaders, who have all these spying capabilities are themselves mental morons, EOE's and ex-drug addicts! These are not the type of people you want to have these powers. Today, we don't only have a former drug user as president (as Clinton and Bush were) we have a drug pusher, street thug sitting in the Oval Office – a ironic twist of the Eddie Murphy “Trading Places” movie, where an incompetent black street thug is made into a Wall Street superstar over a $1.00 bet! Did Soros bet Koch a buck over Obama? It appears so.
Donald Rumsfeld all but admitted to this scenario of mine by charging that the Obama Administration did the same thing with the Boston Marathon bombing. He said, “all the signs were there, they just got caught sleeping.” Personal experience, perhaps? I think so.
Yes, I have known everything that we have “learned” from Edward Snowden for 20-30 years and I have never worked for the NSA or CIA! So I ask this, I am also a traitor for knowing what has been written about and discussed for the last 40 years? Is sharing knowledge a treasonous crime? I just think that our leaders, those evil people trying to force us into a ONE WORLD SATAN RUN SYSTEM OF GOVERNMENT are just worried that the dumb Americans may be waking up and educating themselves. I hope and pray that this is so, but unfortunately I know The Plain Truth, and in the short run, things are not going to be pretty. In the long run, there is a God and you can discover for yourself what and exactly WHO is that God. Everything happening today was forewarned thousands of years ago!