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Ex-FBI Agent's Message to Mainstream Media
Sun Sep 22 15:16:01 2002
Ex-FBI Agent Geral Sosbee: Message to Mainstream Media
September 23, 2002 , From Brownsville, Texas
This message is directed globally to all mainstream press, major network news organizations and affiliates and all other news outlets and reporters (including cbs, nbc, abc, cnn, towers productions and others) controlled/influenced by the fbi/cia, or any other government entity:
Each of you is in default of your duty to the world's population, to your profession, and to Humanity, for refusing to print/publish/air/report/investigate the atrocities being committed by the fbi/cia and other government agencies. Specifically, you refuse to cover in your so-called work any mention (inter alia) of the ongoing terrorist practices of the fbi/cia that I and others report on this website (sosbeevfbi.com) regarding the United States government's unlawful targeting for death/torture of certain individuals; you also refuse to report on the growing evidence of United States' sponsored terrorism here at home and abroad, especially as such crimes (by the fbi/cia) involve the use of drugs, chemicals, biological agents, high tech electronic human experimentation and related war games (on some targets) and the widespread dehumanizing mind control efforts by this nation's government.
As a result of your fraud and deceit, you personally are responsible for the continuation of the unnecessary killing and the torturing by the fbi/cia of people who have no defense to the high-tech cut throats in our government to whom (by your subservience) you pay homage ; such thugs operate impliedly in silent association with you and threaten people everywhere on the planet.
The demise of your profession is in the making now and you know it; yet, you still refuse to honor your duty; further, your self-enrichment through obedience to the fbi/cia's terms of broadcasting is evident everywhere and you (each and everyone) are now seen in a historical perspective as the mirror reflection of a corrupt and sinister system which cannot ever be trusted again by the people of the world.
From the FBI web site at http://www.fbi.gov/ucr/ucr.htm
At this year's Criminal Justice Information Services Division's memorial ceremony to honor the fallen West Virginia Law Enforcement Officers, keynote speaker Colonel Gary L. Edgelt, Superintendent of the West Virginia State Police, remarked that people not closely associated with law enforcement often wonder why a man or woman would choose a career as a police officer. He stated that the pay is not the best, and the job can be very dangerous and thankless. He further observed that most of the men and women who choose to work behind the police officer's badge will confess, "I am proud of my profession and I have no regrets." However, Colonel Edgell said,"... police officers do not choose law enforcement as much as law enforcement chooses them" and there is "the expectation that the police officer will stand on the right side of humanity, no matter the cost."
The cost to pursue this choice can be a dear one. National data collected by the Uniform Crime Reporting Program show that 658 officers were feloniously killed in the line of duty between 1990 and 1999. Thankfully, these numbers are gradually decreasing, due in part to the concerted training efforts of law enforcement. The cumulative experiences of fellow officersthe bedrock of law enforcement discipline and instructionhelp to equip officers to face the increasingly dangerous duties of their profession. Improved training built on the lessons learned over the years, along with advanced technological support and other factors, have garnered obvious results: this publication shows that the number of officers feloniously killed is at its lowest point in more than 35 years.
Even so, the 42 officers murdered in 1999 and the additional 65 who were killed accidentally in the performance of their duties are far too many. Far too many as well are the 55,026 line-of-duty assaults reported by 8,174 law enforcement agencies for 1999. Law Enforcement Officers Killed and Assaulted is a compilation of data surrounding each tragic incident involving our Nation's officers and a reflection of the dangers they face. It offers information used by many law enforcement training personnel who strive to build effective strategies that shield law enforcement professionals and the citizens they protect.
You don't have to be an anti-government bigot to admit that, as an American citizen, you are insulted by such self-serving platitudes from any federal organization which brought you Waco, Ruby Ridge, and probably the Oklahoma City Bombing. But you do need to do a bit of research to realize that this organization wouldn't even exist if it had to meet the standards set forth by the federal courts, the free enterprise system, or simple cost/benefit analyses. The first thing this self-serving platitude omits is the fact that law enforcement officers themselves killed at least 7 times as many citizens "in the line of duty" than citizens killed officers (294 versus 42). And thanks to corruption within the FBI, we don't even know how many of those citizens killed federal agents in self-defense. If you ignore the highly publicized cases like the ones above where law enforcement officers were clearly in the wrong, and the siege mentality it represents, you might view this as a necessary component of their jobs.
But then you must consider what their job is, and how well they performed that job. Let's assume, in spite of these revealing self-serving platitudes, that the FBI truly has the interests of society in mind and that our tax dollars are achieving the maximum result:
We the taxpayer still need a cost/benefit analysis to be performed by a neutral third party of taxpayers to analyze the total cost of having a national police force, including the loss of Constitutional rights, so it can be compared against the perceived benefits. And we need to understand how much those benefits would be reduced if the FBI were to be disbanded and its headquarters turned into a shrine to Vicki Weaver.
FROM MOUNTAIN MEDIA
McVeigh fallout: Powerful pol demanding `sweeping changes' at FBI
Congressional calls for FBI reform have begun in the wake of the shocking news that the agency failed to hand over 3,135 documents to Timothy McVeigh's defense team.
Meanwhile, President Bush and Attorney General John Ashcroft were expected to discuss the FBI's bungling of Oklahoma City bombing records in a meeting yesterday, while McVeigh and his lawyers consider whether to appeal his conviction.
McVeigh, who was convicted of the 1995 bombing that killed 168, was scheduled to die Wednesday, but his execution has been delayed until June 11 while lawyers sort out the issues raised by the newly revealed documents.
``We must change the FBI culture that has caused these colossal mistakes,'' said Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) a senior member of the Judiciary Committee.
The committee will review nominees to replace FBI Director Louis Freeh, who is retiring in June.
``I want to know that the next FBI director is committed to sweeping changes,'' Grassley said.
The new misstep follows a decade of bad news for the FBI, including revelations that allegedly corrupt agents got cozy with murderous mobsters in Boston; allegations of shoddy work by the FBI crime lab; the treatment of Richard Jewell in the Atlanta bombing case; the overcharged treason case against nuclear physicist Wen Ho Lee; the unmasking of accused turncoat FBI counter-intelligence agent Robert Hanssen; and misdeeds related to the sieges at Waco, Texas, and Ruby Ridge, Idaho.
Bush and Ashcroft have been cautious when questioned about the FBI's fumbling.
``I'm obviously concerned about an incident where documents have been misplaced. But I withhold judgment until I find out the full facts,'' Bush said Friday.
The FBI blames the problem on a computer glitch. Grassley questioned that.
``We saw documents suddenly disappear in the Waco, TWA Flight 800 and Wen Ho Lee cases,'' Grassley said. ``FBI careers are made in high-profile cases, and this is the fourth time in recent years where evidence has belatedly appeared. We have to be careful that withholding evidence is not done simply to win a case.''
Kris Kolesnik, director of the National Whistleblower Center, a Washington-based nonprofit public interest organization, said the recent blunders reflect what he contended was the FBI's tendency to emphasize public relations over pure science or good investigative technique.
``The culture is driven by image - don't embarrass the bureau, make the bureau look good,'' he said.
Ashcroft was expected to join Bush at Camp David yesterday. He had been invited to the presidential retreat in rural Maryland earlier this week, aides said.
Attorney Rob Nigh described his client as frustrated and possibly reconsidering his earlier decision against challenging the execution order.
Nigh said yesterday that he has just started going through the documents. ``It's a slow process. I'm at the very beginning of it.''
Last week, McVeigh's defense team was handed 3,135 pages that the FBI should have provided more than three years ago during trial.
Since the 1995 bombing, the FBI had asked field offices five times to forward all materials to the Oklahoma City bureau, where they were being archived. The latest request was made last December.
As materials filtered in earlier this year and were checked against 26 databases of investigative files, officials made a startling discovery - some of the papers appeared to be new. These materials consisted of interview notes and physical evidence such as photographs, letters and tapes.
FBI senior managers were not informed until Tuesday, and the papers were turned over to McVeigh's lawyers on Wednesday, a week before McVeigh's original execution date.
The delay in disclosing the material is among the issues under investigation, on Ashcroft's order, by the Justice Department's office of the inspector general, the agency's internal watchdog division.
``They disclosed 3,000 plus pages now, but when did they have 20 pages that seemed relevant?'' said Michael Bromwich, former Justice Department inspector general who investigated a previous scandal involving the FBI's laboratory. ``Was it back in January and why wasn't headquarters told?''
FBI spokeswoman Angela Bell said millions of pieces of paper were involved in the archiving effort and checking them against the investigative databases was tedious work - some were matches, some were duplicates and a small percentage was new. Rather than stop the process, officials decided to continue the work to get a fuller picture of the problem.
In the end, some 3,135 pages turned up from 46 field offices.
Retired FBI agent Danny Coulson, who worked on the case, said that many of the documents involved were generated from interviews on the day of the explosion and the day after - when field offices were chasing leads all over the world about a possible ``John Doe No. 2'' suspect.
Ashcroft said Friday government the newly disclosed documents do not contradict McVeigh's guilty verdicts.
But another McVeigh lawyer, Nathan Chambers, called Ashcroft's decision a public-relations attempt to restore public trust in the federal justice system.
``Regardless of the content of materials recently released, the most recent episode demonstrates in dramatic fashion why trust and confidence should be reserved,'' Chambers said.
Meanwhile, the father of two children who were injured in the Oklahoma City blast, Jim Denny, said with resignation, ``There is never going to be an end to the twists and turns. As long as justice comes in the end.''
The Associated Press contributed to this report.
OKC BOMBING FALLOUT
Freeh 'a criminal'?
Klayman, Fitton, Limbaugh, Chastain blast FBI for withholding evidence
By Toby Westerman
C 2001 WorldNetDaily.com
Recently resigned FBI Director Louis Freeh "is a criminal" who has committed
"acts of gross negligence" and "recklessness" during his eight years as head
of the agency, according to Larry Klayman, Chairman and General Council of
Judicial Watch, a public interest group.
The actions of the FBI in recent years have also called into question the
justifiability of the death penalty, Klayman charges. Referring to the
five-month delay between the recovery of the McVeigh files and their release
to the court, Klayman asserted, "when the government starts playing games
like this, one has to start questioning . the death penalty. What about a
similar situation," he asked, "with an honest individual where evidence is
being held back?"
Klayman's statements were made during Saturday's Judicial Watch radio
Klayman participated in a panel discussion on Freeh and the recent
appearance of more than 3,000 pages of evidence pertinent to the Timothy
McVeigh Oklahoma City bombing investigation.
Tom Fitton, president of Judicial Watch, and Jane Chastain, WorldNetDaily
columnist and talk show host, joined Klayman. David Limbaugh, best-selling
author of "Absolute Power," also appeared on an interview segment.
Klayman condemned the FBI's mishandling of the errant files; the agency took
months to release the documents to both the defense and prosecution in the
McVeigh case. Reports state that the files, made public May 10, had been
rediscovered as early as December 2000.
"There's no way accidents like this happen," Klayman asserted, describing as
"completely despicable" Freeh's May 1 announcement of his resignation as
head of the FBI without informing President Bush of the existence of the
still-undisclosed McVeigh files.
The way Freeh "sits on things and lies to the president of the United States
by not bringing it to his attention is, in my view, criminal," Klayman
Referring to the newly released McVeigh files, Bush stated that "the subject
never came up" during the meeting at which Freeh announced his resignation
as FBI Director.
"Why did it take the FBI five months to alert the court . that the documents
existed?" Fitton demanded.
Limbaugh shed further light on the FBI's activities surrounding the siege of
the Branch Davidian sect in 1993, which cost the deaths of 80 men, women and
According to Limbaugh, Davidian leader David Koresh had already claimed a
"divine direction to come out" before the attack on the sect's compound. The
FBI, however, informed then-Attorney General Janet Reno that Koresh refused
to surrender, said Limbaugh, which then led to the catastrophic attack on
the Branch Davidians.
Limbaugh added that Reno, who had originally accepted responsibility for the
ensuing tragedy, later retracted her statement, and has recently denied that
she was misinformed by the FBI.
Referring to Reno's statements regarding her participation in the attack,
Limbaugh questioned whether she "didn't care," was "complicit" in the
tragedy, or is a "complete imbecile."
Chastain, who lived in Florida for nine years, commented on Reno's earlier
record in the role of chief prosecutor in Dade County, Fla., as
"deplorable," and that she had a reputation of permitting "serious
offenders to cop a plea and get off the hook."
During her time as prosecutor in Florida, Reno's record was "next to last of
the worst" of all Florida prosecutors, Chastain added -- "and they make her
the nation's top cop."
I.J. Toby Westerman, is a contributing reporter for WorldNetDaily who
focuses on current events in the Commonwealth of Independent States and the