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Friday, August 28, 2015

Daniel Hopsicker : Adnan Khashoggi !!!!

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Daniel Hopsicker is an author, columnist and documentary filmaker, whose investigative reporting on the importance of state-sponsored aviation crime in international drug trafficking appears on his website, www.madcowprod.com.

He is the author of “Barry & the ‘boys’: The CIA, the Mob, and America’s Secret History (MadCowPress, Eugene, Or. 2001),a biography of the biggest cocaine smuggler and most famous CIA operative during much of the 1980’s, until his assassination in Baton Rouge La. In 1986.

And also “Welcome to TERRORLAND: Mohamed Atta and the 9/11 Cover-up in Florida (MadCowPress Eugene OR 2004, an in-depth look at the 9/11 hijacker’s activities and associates in the tiny Florida town where three of the four pilots involved in the attack learned to fly and which was all but-ignored by the mainstream media: Venice Florida, the biggest September 11 crime scene that wasn’t reduced to rubble.

His recent documentary, “The NEW American DrugLords,” is his sixth in a series on “America’s Secret History.”





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Shaka At-Thinnin : Assassination of Hugo Pinell



 The Black August Organizing Committee is the above-ground public organization that came into existence in the community in August 1979 after the death of Khatari Gaulden. One of the bravest spirits in the contemporary and historic black movement, Khatari was murdered by San Quentin prison guards in August 1979.

After Khatari sustained head injuries while playing football on the concrete yard in the adjustment center at San Quentin, the guards refused to take him to an outside hospital for treatment, claiming security concerns. Even though the prison guards and administration knew his head wounds were much too severe to treat there, he lay in the prison infirmary for hours until it was too late to do anything for him - while the administration simply waited for him to die.

Our brother Khatari died at the hands of his captors like so many before him. At this point, the need for total understanding of the situation faced by African prisoners in California had reached critical proportions.

The concept of Black August originated in prison by political and conscious prisoners standing firm in the fight for liberation. It is a direct response to the ever-increasing need of African prisoners to form an effective, principled and political unity to combat realistically the war of racism and genocide against the African community and the black liberation movement. Also to wage the struggle on behalf of the recognition of African political prisoners, prisoners of conscience and prisoners of war in the united states.

The commemoration of Black August is to increase understanding of the connection between the injustice and oppression in the community and in prisons. We felt only then would people become interested in what really goes on in prisons and begin to address the problem in its entirety.

The Black August Organizing Committee was formed by African men and women to expose and combat racism, police brutality and the oppression of African people. The name Black August represents a political ideology based on the history of militant African resistance in this country exemplified by men and women like Nat Turner, Harriet Tubman, Malcolm X, George Jackson, Jonathan Jackson and Khatari Gaulden.

The month of August is designated as a time to pay special tribute to fallen African freedom fighters, many of whom were killed during that month, and to commemorate the revolutionary heritage they represent. The organization developed inside California prisons, and as members have been released, Black August has continued to develop and strengthen its work on the outside within the African and other progressive communities. Because Black August has been a revolutionary force and has been effective in its work, its members and supporters have been targets for repression.

During the summer of 1981, the Black August campaign initiated various activities designed to create awareness and community involvement. This included an all day people’s fair, a number of programs and house meetings organized to present the historical significance of Black August to the community and a demonstration at the gates of San Quentin on Aug. 22, demanding an end to guard brutality and racist attacks, a stop to all new prison construction, and freedom for all political prisoners and prisoners of war. The success of these activities and the growing public response to Black August’s organizing over the summer represented a new phase of support for African men and women inside prison and signified a step forward in the redevelopment of the prison movement in the community.

On Sept. 20, 1981, a young African man was murdered by a security guard at a Pay ‘n Save store in Berkeley over the alleged theft of a bottle of Tylenol. Black August members responded immediately to this attack by joining the community in organizing a 12-hour-a-day picket line in front of the store to protest the murder. The community demanded retribution for the victim’s family, the immediate disarmament of security guards in the store and legal support for the security guard to be financed by the Pay ‘n Save administration as admission of their responsibility in the murder.

For over two weeks, Black August members maintained a steadfast role on the picket line until Pay ‘n Save was forced to comply with all of the demands. It is for this reason that guards in supermarkets and most other stores no longer carry guns.

In the wake of the successful boycott of Pay ‘n Save, the California Department Of Corrections and local police agencies coordinated their efforts to criminalize the Black August Organizing Committee and thereby eradicate the legitimacy and respect generated for Black August members in the Bay Area. After months of surveillance of Black August and its supporters, the CDC, its Special Services Unit and the local police began to take steps to suppress the organization’s activities. On Oct. 16, 1981, these agencies broke into the homes of four Black August members under the guise of “parole searches.”

While tearing apart the homes of friends and families of Black August members, the state further terrorized the community by holding guns to the heads of little children as they conducted these searches. Three Black August members, Jasiri, Msemaji and Hashima, were arrested and imprisoned on unnamed “parole violations.” Hashima was released on Oct. 17, then rearrested along with Black August member Sadiki in San Jose on Oct. 21 and held for a so-called parole violation. Hashima was again released the following day.

On the afternoon of Oct. 21, 1981, newspaper and TV headlines alleged a plot by Black August members to assassinate top CDC officials and charged Black August with crimes ranging from mail fraud to the formation of execution squads with “hit lists.” The vicious media campaign that ensued portrayed Black August members as everything from gangsters, thugs and paid assassins to pimps, child molesters and international drug pushers.

After two days of these false accusations, even the CDC spokesman had to publicly admit that there was absolutely no basis for any of the allegations. During this period, Shaka and other Black August members’ homes remained under intense police surveillance. Due to the fact that Shaka was not a parolee, the “break and entry” under the guise of parole search was not a viable alternative for the CDC in his case.

Community response to the attacks on Black August was immediate. Hundreds of people signed petitions demanding the release of the arrested members, and a demonstration was held in front of the Oakland Parole Department.

As it became increasingly apparent that Black August had real roots in Berkeley and Oakland and that its members and supporters would not be easily intimidated, the CDC made its next move. On Nov. 12, 1981, Hashima and Shaka were arrested and charged with murder and assault. Bail was set at $250,000 - and a new phase of the attacks on Black August had begun.

The trial forced government agencies to produce evidence that proved Shaka and Hashima were on the Pay ‘n Save picket line when the incident occurred. After the Berkeley Police Department was forced to admit they paid a so-called witness for his testimony in a trial, that served to increase the awareness of underhanded government and police tactics. The frame-up ended with the jury voting 11-1 not guilty. The jury as a body went to the district attorney’s office after the verdict and pleaded with him to leave Shaka and Hashima alone because they were obviously innocent.

It is important to understand the historical context for the California Department Of Corrections’ repressive move against Black August, because it is part of the ongoing strategy of COINTELPRO, a program of so-called domestic counterinsurgency designed by J. Edgar Hoover and the FBI in the late ‘60s in response to the resurgence of the Black nationalist movement. The explicit purpose of COINTELPRO was and is to “expose, disrupt, misdirect, discredit or otherwise neutralize the activities of black nationalist hate type organizations and groupings, and their leadership, spokesmen, membership and supporters,” according to a memo from J. Edgar Hoover dated April 25, 1967.

The government was prepared to use any means necessary to achieve its goals, including police infiltration to disrupt organizations, media campaigns against progressive leaders and organizations, criminal frame-ups, false arrests and assassinations of prominent leaders like Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and El Haj Malik Shabazz (Malcolm X ).

In the COINTELPRO tradition, these same activities are being carried on today by the CDC and its Special Services Unit working hand in hand with other government and prison agencies in their attacks on the Black August Organizing Committee. Technically, the SSU is the law enforcement liaison branch of the CDC, but, in reality, it is a secret police agency whose express function is the surveillance and control of the political activities of prisoners within the California institutions and of parolees and other ex-prisoners and their associates in the community.

Though the main focus has ever been those who at some point have been captives of the California penal system, with new government mandates and funding, these agencies have been upgraded to target anyone who expresses an active interest in the plight of political prisoners, prisoners of conscience and prisoners of war. The friends and families of anyone in prison anywhere in the United States who have shown themselves to be conscious of their duty to struggle and be about the business of liberation, as opposed to being unconscious parasites, will feel the tactics of oppression directly. Be it subtle behind the scenes moves like making it impossible to maintain the basics of food, clothing and shelter or be it blatant out front extermination operations that literally destroy a whole neighborhood in the ongoing effort to silence a few standing firm in their convictions, principles and determination not to let loved ones rot in captivity with no voice being given to the injustice and inhumanity of it all.

The bottom line has not changed from the beginnings of Black August until now. Though folks who look like you slam doors in your face and refuse to believe, awareness must be spread consistently and the need to resist made plain over and over again. Distractions abound and fight to keep us focused on mundane trivialities that serve to keep us open to all things harmful to us.

With all the new laws in effect, it is a simple thing for the rumor mill to run with lies and misdirection. It is what they do best. In prison, it is an everyday policy to use paid informants, frame-up conspiracies, criminal charges, special unit isolation and even assassination by methods ranging from subtle changes in medication to set-up racist attacks where the guards watch until the job is done before interfering.

In our communities, which for us are only minimum security prisons, the same pattern can be seen in the deaths and illnesses of those who have always stood for the right of the people to fight oppression. The means of resistance are slowly being taken away from those who would use them as rights. And freedoms so long thought to be guaranteed by folks long dead are modified or simply done away with.

Black August in essence is the beacon that stridently warns of the need for a course change by comparing the lives of those who have gone before - the deeds done, the paths chosen and not abandoned - with the mindless way we are being cut down in this time without a whimper. No one wants to live in the past, but the reminder must be there to keep the connection strong and the purpose in line with why we began.

Today, oppression is at such a level, it permeates all we do and say. Black August is one ideology that must remain true to its origins. The attacks on Black August are not merely a local issue. They are part of the overall war being waged against African people in this country.

Police brutality and state sanctioned murder in the African community is rampant. With 2.2 million people locked away from us in government sponsored holding pens and the number increasing daily, the need for Black August remembrance - which must ultimately lead to resistance - should be apparent.

We must begin by keeping our promises to those gone and those left behind in our struggle for freedom. We must take the arrogance from our positions on nothingness. We must begin to follow through on even the smallest of our voiced commitments or leave them unvoiced. From the beginning, we must stand firm in our convictions and principles. Liberation is still the goal!

Shaka At-Thinnin is chairman of the Black August Organizing Committee. Email him at RoyBoomba@
aol.com.


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Sunday, August 23, 2015

Sean Duff : 'STRAWMAN'

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 Sean Duff : 'STRAWMAN'




Sean Duff is a musician, songwriter, and part-time conspiracy theorist.  He has been the drummer for Toronto-based Alt-Rock band 'STRAWMAN' for close to ten years now.

STRAWMAN's latest recording, 'BONES', will be released September 1st, and they will be playing the Hideout Bar in downtown Toronto Friday, September 4th.  For more details visit www.strawmanmusic.com.

A not so average Joe, Sean is the holder of a Bachelor of Science degree in Economics and a valid driver's license.

Current webmaster of the Opperman Report, some of Sean's likes are spending time with friends, long weekends and sleeping in.  His dislikes include warm beer, cold coffee and getting older.

Sean has recently recorded his first hip hop song, 'MC BEN JAMMIN' as wannabe rapper 'MC PROCRASTINATE' and it will be published by Worth the Wait Records shortly.

Friday, August 21, 2015

Tom Secker :1993 World Trade Center Bombing

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Tom Secker is a British based writer, researcher, author, podcaster and filmmaker who specialises in the security services, terrorism and declassified history. His book is Secrets, Spies and 7/7 and his main website is spyculture.com. 

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Friday, August 14, 2015

Ronald Kessler: New York Times Bestselling Author - Secret Service, FBI, and CIA

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 Ronald Kessler
New York Times Bestselling Author
of books about the Secret Service, FBI, and CIA
 


Ronald Kessler is the New York Times bestselling author of 20 non-fiction books. Kessler began his career as a journalist in 1964 on the Worcester Telegram, followed by three years as an investigative reporter and editorial writer with the Boston Herald. In 1968, he joined the Wall Street Journal as a reporter in the New York bureau. He became an investigative reporter with the Washington Post in 1970 and continued in that position until 1985.

Kessler has won 18 journalism awards, including two George Polk awards—one for national reporting and one for community service. Kessler has also won the Robert Novak Journalist of the Year Award, the American Political Science Association's Public Affairs Reporting Award, the Associated Press' Sevellon Brown Memorial Award, and Washingtonian magazine's Washingtonian of the Year award. Franklin Pierce University awarded him the Marlin Fitzwater Medallion for excellence as a prolific author, journalist, and communicator. He is listed in Who's Who in America.
Kessler's first book was THE LIFE INSURANCE GAME, an exposé of the life insurance industry and its deceptive practices published in 1985. His second book, THE RICHEST MAN IN THE WORLD: The Story of Adnan Khashoggi, is the inside story of the world's preeminent arms dealer. Kessler's next book, SPY vs. SPY: Stalking Soviet Spies in America, is the only book on the FBI's secret counterintelligence program and contains the first interview with Karl Koecher, a Soviet bloc spy who became a mole in the CIA and attended sex parties with his gorgeous wife Hana.

Kessler's fourth book, MOSCOW STATION, is about the security breaches at the U.S. embassy in Moscow, the involvement of U.S. Marines, and the resulting investigations. Kessler's THE SPY IN THE RUSSIAN CLUB: How Glenn Souther Stole America's Nuclear War Plans and Escaped to Moscow is the bizarre tale of one of America's most damaging spies who defected to the Soviet Union and committed suicide there.
Kessler's sixth book, ESCAPE FROM THE CIA: How the CIA Won and Lost the Most Important KGB Spy Ever to Defect to the U.S., is about the defection and redefection of KGB officer Vitaly Yurchenko from a restaurant in Washington's Georgetown section. It contains the only interview with Yurchenko by a western journalist and portrays the CIA's disastrous mishandling of the case. Kessler's INSIDE THE CIA: Revealing the Secrets of the World's Most Powerful Spy Agency depicts what the CIA really does and was the only book about the agency written with the CIA's cooperation.

For Kessler's eighth book, THE FBI: Inside the World's Most Powerful Law Enforcement Agency, the FBI gave Kessler unprecedented access to the bureau. The book revealed for the first time the defection of Vasili Mitrokhin, whose notes from the KGB's archives disclosed the existence over the years of hundreds of spies in the U.S. The book is the authoritative work on the modern FBI. Its findings led to the dismissal of William Sessions as FBI director over his abuses.

Having probed the CIA and FBI, Kessler was prepared to take on the modern White House. INSIDE THE WHITE HOUSE: The Hidden Lives of the Modern Presidents and the Secrets of the World's Most Powerful Institution depicts what the presidents and first families are really like and how the White House really operates, as seen by the Secret Service, Air Force One stewards, and White House aides and residence staff who know the true story.

Kessler's tenth book, THE SINS OF THE FATHER: Joseph P. Kennedy and the Dynasty He Founded, is the first major biography of Joe Kennedy in more than thirty years. Based in part on the only interview ever given by the surgeon who performed the lobotomy on her, the book reveals that for political reasons, Joe Kennedy covered up the fact that his daughter Rosemary was mentally ill rather than retarded, as the family has long claimed. The book includes an interview with Kennedy's New York secretary, who described how Theodore Sorenson wrote Jack Kennedy's Pulitzer Prize-winning-book Profiles in Courage based on research reports the office staff wrote and she typed up. The book documents Joe Kennedy's involvement with organized crime figures during Prohibition and payoffs he made to win the presidency for Jack. Based on on the record interviews with her, the book reveals an affair Joe Kennedy had with his shapely Hyannis Port secretary that lasted nine years—three times longer than his affair with movie star Gloria Swanson.

In many ways, Congress is even more powerful than the president. Only Capitol Police officers, doormen, elevator operators, pages, professional staffers, and members of Congress themselves know what goes on behind the scenes and how Congress really works. For Kessler's eleventh book, INSIDE CONGRESS: The Shocking Scandals, Corruption, and Abuse of Power Behind the Scenes on Capitol Hill, more than 350 such insiders talked for the first time. The book suggests how Americans can take back their government by electing decent, honorable people.
A 3.75-square-mile island, Palm Beach is known as the most wealthy, glamorous, opulent, sinful spot on earth. It is home to billionaires like Donald Trump, trust fund babies, women addicted to staying beautiful, and the sophisticated "walkers" who escort them. Kessler's THE SEASON: Inside Palm Beach and America's Richest Society follows four characters through the season: the reigning queen of Palm Beach society, the night manager of Palm Beach's trendiest bar and restaurant, a gay "walker" who escorts wealthy women to balls, and a knockout gorgeous blonde who says she "can't find a guy in Palm Beach." Bit parts are played by Trump, who flew with Kessler and his wife on his Boeing 727-100 to spend a weekend with them at his Mar-a-Lago estate and club in Palm Beach, and Gianna Lahainer, who is worth $300 million but put her husband on ice because he died inconveniently in the middle of the season.

After the White House, Congress, and the Supreme Court, no American institution is as powerful as the FBI. Yet until Kessler's THE BUREAU: The Secret History of the FBI, no book had presented the full story of the FBI from its beginnings in 1908 to the present. The book is the definitive account of the FBI, revealing its strengths and weaknesses, triumphs and blunders, methods and secrets. The book focuses on the directors who have run the bureau, from J. Edgar Hoover through Louis Freeh and Robert Mueller, and the agents who have made its cases. The Bureau reveals the dramatic inside story of the FBI's response to the attacks of September 11 and why the FBI was unprepared for those attacks. The book documents Freeh's colossal mismanagement of the FBI and how Mueller restored the bureau to its place as the world's preeminent law enforcement agency. The press has cited the book for having presented the first credible evidence that Bob Woodward's and Carl Bernstein's Watergate source dubbed Deep Throat was FBI official W. Mark Felt.

With the CIA at the core of the war on terror, no agency is as important to preserving America's freedom. Yet the CIA is a closed and secretive world—impenetrable to generations of journalists—and few Americans know what really goes on among the spy masters who plot America's worldwide campaign against terrorists. For Kessler's THE CIA AT WAR: Inside the Secret Campaign Against Terror, the author obtained unprecedented access to the CIA. The book explores whether the CIA can be trusted, whether its intelligence is politicized, and whether it is capable of winning the war on terror. In doing so, the book weaves in the history of the CIA and how it really works. It is the definitive account of the agency.

Kessler's next book, A MATTER OF CHARACTER: Inside the White House of George W. Bush, is a complete biography and inside look at how Bush and his secretive White House really operated. For the book, Kessler interviewed all the key players—Andy Card, Karl Rove, Condoleezza Rice, Colin Powell, Donald Rumsfeld—supplemented by interviews with Bush's close personal friends, Secret Service sources, and other insiders. Based on extraordinary access approved by Bush himself, the book separates myth from reality about Bush and his presidency.
Kessler's sixteenth book, LAURA BUSH: An Intimate Portrait of the First Lady, is the first to penetrate the secret world of this famously reserved woman and reveals the tremendous influence she had on her husband and his administration. The only book to be written about Laura Bush with White House cooperation, it draws from interviews with lifelong friends, family members, and administration heavyweights like Condoleezza Rice and Andy Card, who talked about the first lady in-depth for the first time. The book reveals how Laura's opinions resulted in budget changes for a range of federal agencies and affected her husband's policies, appointments, and world view.

Kessler's next book, THE TERRORIST WATCH: Inside the Desperate Race to Stop the Next Attack, presents the chilling story of terrorists' relentless efforts to mount another devastating attack on the United States and of the daily efforts being made to stop those plots. Drawing on unprecedented access, the book takes readers inside the war rooms of this battle for our survival—from the newly created National Counterterrorism Center to FBI headquarters, from the CIA to the National Security Agency, from the Pentagon to the Oval Office—to explain why we have gone so long since 9/11 without a successful foreign terrorist attack and to reveal the many close calls we never hear about.

The book includes an exclusive insider's account from George Piro, an FBI agent who spent seven months secretly debriefing Saddam Hussein after his capture. From Saddam's compulsive hand-washing and use of baby wipes to his strategy during the 2003 invasion, why no WMD were ever found, and his plans for developing a nuclear capability, the debriefings unravel mysteries and provide insights about one of the greatest mass murderers of our time. Kessler and the book were featured on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart.

Secret Service agents act as human surveillance cameras and observe everything that goes on behind the scenes in the president's inner circle. Kessler's book IN THE PRESIDENT'S SECRET SERVICE: Behind the Scenes With Agents in the Line of Fire and the Presidents They Protect reveals what they have seen, providing startling inside stories about presidents from John F. Kennedy, Lyndon Johnson, and Richard Nixon to Bill Clinton, George W. Bush, and Barack Obama, as well as about their vice presidents, families, Cabinet officers, and White House aides.

Never before has a journalist penetrated the wall of secrecy that surrounds the U.S. Secret Service, that elite corps of agents who pledge to take a bullet to protect the president and his family. The book portrays the dangers that agents face, how they carry out their mission, how they are trained, and how they spot and assess potential threats. It discloses assassination plots that have never before been revealed.

While Secret Service agents are brave and dedicated, the book exposes how Secret Service management in recent years has betrayed its mission by cutting corners, risking the assassination of President Barack Obama, Vice President Joe Biden, and future presidential candidates. The book reveals that threats against President Obama became so disturbing that a secret Presidential Threat Task Force was established within the FBI's National Security Branch to gather, track, and evaluate assassination threats related to domestic or international terrorism. Since an assassination jeopardizes democracy itself, few agencies are as important as the Secret Service. Only Secret Service agents know the real story about our nation's leaders, and Ronald Kessler is the only journalist who has their trust.

Based on those sources, Kessler revealed that, along with Michaele and Tareq Salahi, the Secret Service allowed Carlos Allen to crash a state dinner at the White House. In April 2012, Kessler broke the story that Secret Service agents had been sent home after hiring prostitutes in Cartagena, Colombia prior to President Obama's trip there.

USA Today described the Secret Service book as a "fascinating exposé...high-energy read...amusing, saucy, often disturbing anecdotes about the VIPs the Secret Service has protected and still protects.....[accounts come] directly from current and retired agents (most identified by name, to Kessler's credit)....Balancing the sordid tales are the kinder stories of presidential humanity...[Kessler is a] respected journalist and former Washington Post reporter....an insightful and entertaining story." FactCheck.org said the book "quotes both flattering and unflattering observations about presidents of both parties." Kessler and the book were featured on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart.

The FBI is involved in almost every aspect of American life. From Watergate to Waco, from congressional scandals to the takedown of Osama bin Laden, from Vince Foster's death and Marilyn Monroe’s suicide to the swap of Russian spies, Kessler’s next book THE SECRETS OF THE FBI presents headline-making disclosures about the most important figures and events of our time.

Based on his unparalleled access to hundreds of current and former FBI agents, Kessler reveals the FBI’s most closely guarded privileged information and the secrets of celebrities, politicians, and movie stars uncovered by agents during their investigations. Kessler goes behind the scenes at the FBI Laboratory and training center and presents an exclusive interview with FBI Director Robert S. Mueller III. For the first time, the book reveals how agents on secret TacOps teams break into homes, offices, and embassies to plant bugging devices without getting caught and shot as burglars. The narrative culminates with the inside story of the FBI's involvement in the raid on bin Laden's compound. In November 2012, Kessler broke the story that an FBI investigation led to the resignation of David H. Petraeus as CIA director. 
Since publication of his New York Times bestselling book In the President’s Secret Service, Kessler has continued to penetrate the wall of secrecy that surrounds the U.S. Secret Service, breaking the story that Secret Service agents who were to protect President Obama hired prostitutes in Cartagena, Colombia and revealing that the Secret Service allowed a third uninvited guest to crash a White House state dinner.

Now in his latest book THE FIRST FAMILY DETAIL: Secret Service Agents Reveal the Hidden Lives of the Presidents, Kessler presents far bigger and more consequential stories that have made headlines about our nation’s leaders—Republicans and Democrats—and the agency sworn to protect them. Kessler widens his scope to include presidential candidates and former presidents after they leave the White House. In particular, he focuses on first ladies and their children and their relationships with the presidents.

From observing Vice President Joe Biden’s reckless behavior that jeopardizes the country’s safety, to escorting Bill Clinton’s blond mistress at Chappaqua, to overhearing First Lady Michelle Obama’s admonitions to the president, to witnessing President Nixon’s friends bring him a nude stripper, to seeing their own agency take risks that could result in an assassination, Secret Service agents know a secret world that Ronald Kessler exposes in breathtaking detail. The book is Kessler's seventh to reach the New York Times bestseller list.

The First Family Detail reveals:

•  Vice President Joe Biden regularly orders the Secret Service to keep his military aide with the nuclear football a mile behind his motorcade, potentially leaving the country unable to retaliate in the event of a nuclear attack.
• Secret Service agents discovered that former president Bill Clinton has a blond mistress who lives near the Clintons’ home in Chappaqua, New York. Within minutes of Hillary Clinton’s leaving, the woman—codenamed Energizer by agents—shows up to be with Bill and stays every day while the likely future presidential candidate is away.
• The Secret Service covered up the fact that President Ronald Reagan’s White House staff overruled the Secret Service to let unscreened spectators get close to Reagan as he left the Washington Hilton, allowing John W. Hinckley Jr. to shoot the president.

• President Obama's decision to appoint veteran agent Joseph P. Clancy as the new Secret Service director guarantees that the agency's security lapses will continue.

• Secret Service agents have been dismayed to overhear Michelle Obama push her husband to be more aggressive in attacking Republicans and to side with blacks in racial controversies.
• Secret Service Director Mark Sullivan diverted agents from protecting President Obama and his family at the White House and ordered them instead to protect his assistant at her home and illegally retrieve confidential law enforcement records as a favor to her.
• Because Hillary Clinton is so nasty to agents, being assigned to her protective detail is considered a form of punishment and the worst assignment in the Secret Service.
• Secret Service agents were ordered to ignore security rules and allow the SUV carrying actor Bradley Cooper to drive unscreened into a secure restricted area when President Obama was about to deliver his speech at the White House Correspondents Dinner.
• Vice President Joe Biden has racked up costs to taxpayers of a million dollars to fly to and from his home in Delaware on Air Force Two. His office tried to cover up the costs of the personal trips.
• Because the Secret Service refused to provide enough magnetometers at his campaign events, Mitt Romney regularly left himself open to assassination by giving speeches to crowds that had not been screened.

• Vice President Joe Biden swims nude at the vice president’s residence in Washington and at his home in Delaware, offending female Secret Service agents.


Citing Kessler's two Secret Service books exposing the agency's laxness and corner cutting, SmartBlog on Leadership said, "One person [Ronald Kessler] was warning of the decline of the [Secret Service and its lapses and failures] well before the Salahis crashed a state dinner in 2009; well before the 2012 prostitute scandal in Colombia; before a knife-wielding man gained entrance to the White House last year; and before the recent episode in which drunk agents drove their car up to the White House and interrupted an active bomb investigation."

Kessler writes Washington Post, Wall Street Journal, Time magazine, and Politico opinion pieces, including Surveillance: An American Success Story; The Real Joe McCarthy, which attacked efforts by some conservative writers to vindicate the late Sen. Joseph McCarthy; and The Secret Service Thinks We Are Fools and Reform the Secret Service after the 2014 intrusion at the White House. For more Ronald Kessler opinion pieces, go here. On Book TV's "In Depth," Kessler explained his journalistic philosophy.


Ron Kessler lives with his wife Pamela Kessler in Potomac, Maryland. Also an author and former Washington Post reporter, Pam Kessler wrote UNDERCOVER WASHINGTON: Where Famous Spies Lived, Worked and Loved, about spying in Washington. His daughter Rachel Kessler, an independent public relations consultant, and son Greg Kessler, an artist, live in New York. Kessler's web site is www.RonaldKessler.com.


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Friday, August 7, 2015

Betty Medsger : The Burglary: The Discovery of J. Edgar Hoover's Secret FBI

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Betty Medsger is the author of the forthcoming book, THE BURGLARY, as well as: Winds of Change, Framed, and Women at Work. She lives in New York.





In late 1970, a mild-mannered Haverford College physics professor privately asked a few people this question: “What do you think of burglarizing an FBI office?” In remarkable detail and with astonishing depth of research, Betty Medsger reveals the never-before-told full story of the history-changing break-in at the Media, Pennsylvania, FBI offices. Through their exploits, a group of unlikely activists exposed the shocking truth that J. Edgar Hoover was operating a shadow Bureau engaged in illegal surveillance and harassment of the American people.

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Monday, August 3, 2015

New Opperman Report Members Section

For immediate release -Private Investigator Ed Opperman , the investigative reporter that hosts The Opperman Report Radio Show Friday nights 5 PM PST has just added a 'Members Only' podcast section to the shows web site www.OppermanReport.com.

"The members section is already a huge success" declares Opperman. "We have already made international news with some of our interviews that are only available to subscribers in the members section"

Hank Harrison, father of Courtney Love came on and alleged that Countney Love had a teen age relationship with an adult CIA agent. Also that she was involved in under age child sex trafficking.

Other topics covered pan from the "The party Dungeon of Adnon Khasoggi" to an examination into the life of Fomer FBI agent Ted Gunderson and an extremely rare interview with Dr Dale Griffis an expert on the occult that testified in the West Memphis Three trial of Damian Echols. The interview covers the tragic murder of three eight year old boys that was featured in the HBO reality TV movie Paradise Lost: The Child Murder at Robin Hood Hills.

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