The Writings Of And About John McCarthy - Treachery And Treason
May 2004 - August 2004
By John McCarthy, May 31, 2004
Regarding your article on Sibel Edmonds and the FBI, please see the following URL. A suggested sequence of viewing documents link is at the bottom of the latest post at unknown news.
Larry O'Daniel, golden coast publishing, has run into a similar problem reclassification of documents by CIA which previously were claimed not to exist, much less reclassified, re an FOIA request which initially went unanswered for over two years. CIA continues to ignore all follow-up requests. Larry's argument regarding re CIA's reluctance to acquiesce is quite simple and honest; it should be illegal to classify information that is treasonous in its concept and implementation.
Do you think Senator Grassley would put up with the antics of the CIA and FBI, who work in concert to use the ruse of classifying crimes against humanity, in violation of the Nuremberg Rules and Geneva Convention, to hid treason in wartime? If the answer is yes, delete this email immediately. If the answer is no, then do what our founding fathers designed the First Amendment had the wisdom to proclaim when they signed the Bill of Rights; make sure the media ferrets out the traitors in government by censuring the government, not the citizens who heroically attempt to bring high crimes and treason into the light of day.
The National Security Council documents declassified by the State Department in 2000, much to the chagrin of the CIA, are located on this site. Now we know why the CIA has been ducking this issue for thirty-seven years. In fact, the justification for reclassifying the Sibel Edmonds' material could very well be used to reclassify all of the material in the Blog. Unfortunately, it is on websites around the world and freely debated. Members of Congress and Senate have the information. Most of the media have it, but show their fear of the various agencies by not publishing it. To them, Freedom of The Press equates to bowing to the will of the Intelligence Community. It's been that way for over 50 years and counting.
Does TNR have the moral courage to bring this matter to a screeching halt?
Have a safe Memorial Day.
Chairman of The Board of VERPA
Veterans Equal Rights Protection Advocacy
To AG Ashcroft
By John McCarthy, June 9, 2004
If you get around to reversing your stonewalling of Congress re the "torture memo" circulating throughout the media, it would also not be a bad idea to respond to the letters re high crimes and treason sent to you over two years ago by Larry J O'Daniel.
Your lack of response to matters of treason is egregious and unconscionable. Who else but you has the authority to act and react to these most serious of felonies?
I demand to know why you have stonewalled our attempts to thwart the repetition of the WMD fiasco, nearly a repeat of the Intelligence Community's utter disregard for Presidential Directives issued during National Security Council meetings, during War Time!
The above URL contains once Top Secret documents declassified by the State Department in 2000, much to the chagrin of the CIA. Now we know why. These NSC documents have been sent to interested parties and it would be a farce and waste of time to attempt "reclassifying" these matters.
Ironically, the CIA has responded to an FOIA request by saying these matters remain classified. That is a step in the right direction as for the previous thirty-five years, the CIA has denied ANY KNOWLEDGE of Project Cherry and related matters. It is quite apparent that the new minders of the corrupt files at CIA have not a clue as to their predecessor's modus operandi.
The crime of treason must not be classified in an attempt to hide the very crime itself. If the excuse of protecting "sources and methods" is invoked, it should be noted that crimes against the nation must not be secreted and the perpetrators must be brought to justice.
National Security is not at stake here but National Embarrassment is. It is time to clean the house.
It is high time you crawled out from under your umbrella of arrogance and deniability and DO YOUR JOB! By the way, you work for me and I want accountability or your resignation. To date, your conduct is reprehensible and if I was writing your evaluation it would read:
"This officer constantly fails to meet the low standards he sets for himself."
I expect and demand a response.
From: John McCarthy
Sent: Saturday, June 19, 2004, 9:31 AM
Eric, As you know by now, as Chairman of The Board of VERPA, www.verpa.org I have been privileged to be involved in the latter stages of getting legislation before the Senate Judiciary Committee with the express goal of the abolition of the Feres Doctrine.
Feres died in a barracks fire in 1946 on a military installation in New York. His wife sued for negligence and lost. Hence, the Feres Doctrine. At the end of WWII, Supreme Court Justice Robert Jackson temporarily stepped down from the bench to become the lead prosecutor at the Nuremberg International War Crimes Tribunal. Ironically, after seeing the evidence of crimes against humanity perpetrated by the Nazi Regime, Justice Roberts would go on to become the author of the Feres Doctrine. Feres was adopted by Congress in 1950 and made law of the land shortly thereafter.
VERPA has collected a cross-section of abuses suffered as a result of Feres and is prepared to present them before Congressional Committees. VERPA is an all-volunteer, pro bono organization made up of veterans and their families who have been affected by Feres.
We do not accept donations.
Feres simply states that no service member, or veteran, or family member may bring suit for ANY CRIME "incidental to service".
We are not talking about wounds or death suffered as a result of combat.
What we are talking about is murder, rape, battery, assault, negligence, medical malpractice, medical experimentation, wrongful conviction, perjury, witness intimidation, witness tampering, conspiracy to obstruct justice, secreting exculpatory evidence, violations of an attorney-client relationship, treason, and more.
Feres comes into effect the moment a prospective serviceman or woman takes the oath of enlistment or commission.
No one is warned of the pitfalls of Feres before induction. Most never hear of it in twenty years of service. Those who do hear of it find it is too late and they have no recourse.
Current members of the Supreme Court have opined that Feres is a "bad law" and that Congress has the power to remedy the situation.
Our founding fathers thought the Right to seek redress against the government was so important they placed it in the First Amendment.
Would a person in their right mind swear to protect and defend the Constitution of The United States while simultaneously forfeiting their Rights to the very same Constitution? Why would a sane person don his or her country's uniform to go into battle as a second-class citizen, required to forfeit the right to seek redress and expose themselves to the crimes listed above without recourse? What is wrong with this picture?
And what has this got to do with the upcoming reinstitution of the Draft?
Congress does NOT have the authority or power to dilute, modify, change or eradicate any item in the First Amendment. These Rights, Freedom of Speech, and the Right to seek redress are inalienable. The Selective Service does NOT have the power to modify these Rights.
This means that no US citizen can be forced to forfeit their collective Rights under the Constitution and therefore can not be forced to take the oath of enlistment.
If Congress refuses to Abolish the Feres Doctrine, they must face the fact that Feres will negate any attempt to draft its citizens. Quite simple.
There used to be an expression; "You can't go to war without any bullets" (as we are finding out in Iraq) and now we can add; "You can't go to war without any trigger pullers".
There is already a grassroots movement to spread the word to all 18-34-year-old men and women. One woman contacted me and said her 18-year-old daughter was then on the Internet passing the word to friends around the country.
High School Jr's and Sr.'s have already been on the internet passing the word to their networks.
Every University and College across the country has student organizations who are quite concerned about the Draft and they are the major targets of recruiters for the military.
The media has yet to pick up the ramifications on Feres.
The plus side to this effort will be the realization that if Feres is abolished, at least those conscripted won't have to serve as second-class citizens with Feres lurking over them.
Now, all we need to do is find the best way to communicate this information tactic to interested parties.
Arlen Specter's attorney has recently approved VERPA's proposed language for the Abolition of Feres.
Now we await an S# and the placement of the Bill before both houses of Congress. See our site for details on the VERPA Act.
To me it is an easy option; abolish Feres or forfeit the Draft.
What say you?
Letter From John
Hello David, Christy, Judd, and Jonathan,
"July 8, 2004 Capture, Good; Politicization, Bad"
Re your article today on the United States demanding Pakistan step up the search and capture for OBL or his henchmen prior to the Democratic Convention, how would you rate Treason on the part of the Intelligence Community against the capture of OBL? 50-50? 60-40? 70-30?
Is not the continued threat of committing the USA to another preemptive strike (nuclear) more important than anything the terrorist groups can accomplish? BTW, there is still no response from Ashcroft, Kyl, or Shelby.
Is not the media in a historical position of demanding the government respond to the real questions of national security? Where is the power of the First Amendment and the responsibility of the media to ferret out what our Founding Fathers bestowed upon those whose responsibility is the check and balance of corrupt elected officials?
The lack of inquiries by the media on this matter speaks so loudly it is becoming deafening. It would appear there is collusion or fear, or both, on all of the major media which has filtered onto the news of the Internet.
Who speaks for us? If no one, then you are inviting a revolution.
From Capitol Hill Blue's
July 15, 2004
I do believe it is a given that we are in Iraq because of Oil and ONLY Oil. This flimflam about bringing democracy to the Cradle of Civilization is a crock of poopy.
The Brit's tried it in 1920-21, and failed miserably, the same way the French failed in Vietnam in the early '50s (and there was (is) oil off that coast, too) and we followed the "Street Without Joy" to a similar conclusion in 1972 making all the same mistakes along the way while saying, "Well, that was the French, so what do you expect?"
We have a few Iraqi's unhappy with us NOW, and in a short time, after they see the puppet show is not all it is supposed to be, we will have upwards of 15 million Iraqi's very mad at us and twice that number in brother Muslims from every country in the mid-east that produces OIL, damn-it.
The states that produce OIL in the mid-east can not afford to have an example of "democracy" in their backyard. The dictators (Kings, etc) will not stand for it. Therefore, it is in their INTEREST to thwart the jamming of democracy down the throats of Iraqi who could care less about our non-believing way of life.
They know we are there for OIL and nothing else. The rest of the program is a sham, and shamefully so.
July 16, 2004
I totally agree...it is nothing but frontier justice with the goal of controlling the oil....after all, frontier justice had to have a reason for its existence...
And now, in the light of day, comes the news (shame) that women arrested in Iraq and incarcerated in Abu Ghraib were forced to watch their children sodomized by Americans....letters smuggled out of Abu Ghraib beg for relatives to come to the prison and kill them for what they have been forced to witness....the frontier justice has run amok and now we are not only forced to deal with and discuss this disgusting mess, we must ask if the Military Intelligence officers (MI) and Military Police (MP) were actually who they portended to be or were they CIA simply posing as MI and MP? Oops, there goes the dreaded sources and methods again.
Now we have the peons facing court-martial and humiliation and unless the attorneys worth their salt ask the direct questions to expose this sham, these young men and women will go down the tubes....victims of frontier justice.
Unfortunately, this pattern of behavior is not new. CIA posing as US military officers in Vietnam have been documented committing atrocities on civilians. The pattern of behavior (read sources and methods) is a favorite expression of attorneys speaking to jury's about a defendant's reputation. As horrible as this news is, it is going to blow back up the line to the Intelligence Community who ran the prisons in Iraq with the approval of those at the highest authority...
It is no wonder that the International Criminal Court and the UN have voted NOT to extend the immunity from prosecution for war crimes for the United States military forces.
Frontier justice in the modern world with all the lines of communication available is shown for what it is, nothing more than the arrogant display of brutal cowboy mentality forced upon us with disregard for the Nuremberg Code.
The Fourth Reich is ending in disgrace while hiding behind the facade of frontier justice.
The Screams At Abu Ghraib
Capitol Hill Blue's ReaderRant
July 15, 2004
Now we know what the Congress did not want to be released all at once....the videotaped screams of the boys being sodomized at Abu Ghraib...Lord help us all. John
This URL is a replacement for info no longer available.
Torture is a disgusting subject, as are all forms of terror and atrocity. When I first read about this tape, Nuremberg came to mind and I fear that those in a position of authorizing such brutal methods shall be prosecuted for crimes against humanity. "I was just following orders" is not gonna work this time, either.
How could they ever expect to get away with such depravity? And for what? So-called "intelligence" when over 90% of those in the prisons were innocent of any crime except for being Iraqi.....?
Yep, it is disgusting but should it not be discussed?
I attended a Red Baron's meeting in San Pedro on the first Friday of July and our guest speaker was John Fer, a POW in North Vietnam for 6+ years after being shot down in 1966. He gave a very comprehensive albeit short talk about certain aspects of dealing with the mentality and brutality of fellow human beings who just happen to find themselves in complete control of other humans.
We agreed that there is something quite primitive in the sadistic makeup of those in charge of prisons, be it state-side or overseas as in pows.
My experience led me to wonder what makes the majority of those in the position of authority act and react with such cruelty which they seem to enjoy.
An experiment on this subject was conducted by Stanford University in the 1970s. It was appropriately named "The Stanford Experiment". (search engine) Volunteer members of the student body were divided into two groups; guards and prisoners. The "experiment was supervised from a distance and was supposed to last two weeks. It was halted after ten days due to the sadistic approach of the "guards" and the ensuing cruelty to the "prisoners".
The "experiment" was never repeated and it shocked the faculty for its brutality, both mentally and physically.
They never did figure out what caused this reaction in supposedly "normal" humans. And these people were from the same culture...
So, back to Abu Ghraib---Who was in charge? Was it a Military Intelligence (MI) operation or was it CIA POSING as MI and Military Police (MP) who were giving them directions to the peons who were in the photos of degradation now resulting in trials with limited access....?
Some smart lawyer will ask those hard questions if he is worth his salt. Otherwise, these kids will go down the tubes and the spooks will be free to strike again, per usual.
Portions of the book My War With The CIA By Norodom Sihanouk and Wilfred Burchett quoted here
July 16, 2004
Is it remotely possible that the "hazing" perpetrated upon the wannabes at Yale's Skull and Bones initiation is so depraved that the reason for the secrecy is just that, to keep the depravity of college "boys" from following them throughout their careers? Is this what Bush meant we he dispatched the growing concern about "abuse" at Abu Ghraib as merely "hazing"?
Perhaps we don't want to know the truth...
Perhaps this depravity has followed the Yalies up through the ranks of the Intelligence Community while singing the Wifenpoof song..." from the tables down at Morey's, to the place where Louie dwells, to the dear old Tempelhof we love so well....we are poor little lambs who have lost our way, bah, bah, bah, we are little black sheep who have gone astray, bah, bah, bah...
July 17, 2004
Spence and AG,
I, too, share your disgust re the Screams at Abu Ghraib.
I have learned through life that all things happen for a reason/purpose. Perhaps the reason the world is now aware of the vicious brutality on the part of American's in crimes against humanity is that we now have no choice but to admit that our own pretense of infallibility is transparent deceit and we must do the right thing; withdraw from the Cradle of Civilization, lick our wounds, swallow what pride we have left and ask forgiveness for our misguided leadership.
Every survivor of Abu Ghraib (and their friends and relatives) will be a volunteer for al Qaeda or any other anti-American organization. This will be the battle cry for the Jihad....
July 18, 2002
Sandy, Thank you, again.
I wrote the book of my experiences in 1984, quite cathartic as you may imagine. I have updated the chapters as the years have gone by but have not been successful with obtaining an agent nor a publisher.
Of course, with the revelation of the NSC documents in 2000, a whole new light has been cast upon the subject. But letters to the subject
have not been answered, it would appear that Senators and Attorney Generals successfully use the tactic of "ignore 'em and maybe they'll go away."
The media is in the same boat (bed) as the politicians. Mike Wallace of CBS flew me from Indianapolis to New York in August 1971, put me up at the Holiday Inn in Manhattan for two days and we talked about this case for about 10 hours. I had the opportunity to be introduced to Walter Cronkite while at CBS and thanked him for mentioning my name on October 1, 1969, on the CBS Evening News.
Five days later the gates of Leavenworth opened with the power of the press...
There was no follow-up by CBS or Sixty Minutes. I was never told why. It has been reported that there has been a close relationship between the Intelligence Community and the media...
In 1984 I met with and gave copies of the Record of Trial and allied paperwork to Bob Woodward at the Washington Post. Again, there was no follow-up.
The Miami Herald did write an article in December 1981 titled; "Convicted War Criminal Became Dade Cop", and a few days later; "Former CIA Hit Man Became Dade Cop". I was not aware of these articles until 1990 and had no idea that the Herald was owned by the Washington Post when I met with Woodward.
But thank God for the Internet! It is the great equalizer and I have been blessed with emails from around the world from people that are grateful for the URL for The Secret Team and other information they otherwise would never have knownn to exist.
I was invited to speak at Oxford University in England in May of 2002. I was a last-minute replacement for President Hugo Chavez of Venezuela who had to address a coup in progress... Ironically, I have not had an invitation to speak at any college or university in our country. But I do believe that is about to change. Some of the students in attendance for the two-hour presentation were from South America. They were utterly fascinated with Prouty's book and grateful that it was available for free on the Internet.
Appendix III of The Secret Team is the most important part of the book, according to Prouty, and it has to do with the military assistance program to Third World Countries and how we use and abuse such countries for political purposes. The situation in Venezuela was right on point.
Reader Rant: "Which is it, people?"
July 23, 2004
The cost of the wars in Vietnam and Iraq is not only in dollars, lives, and mangled bodies (from gifts that keep on giving) but in the way the rest of the world sees America and the Intelligence Fueled justification embedded with arrogance and deceit.
So, in the long run, the "numbers" on the casualties and cost are, unfortunately, inconsequential when it comes right down to the real losses we have and are suffering.
An American officer met with General Giap of North Vietnam and the topic of discussion came down to the Americans saying that the Vietnamese never won a single battle during the entire conflict. Giap responded by saying "You are correct, but we won the war."
It's all about attitude, folks. The North Vietnamese were prepared to lose 10,000,000 to win the war... The lame excuse for US involvement in Vietnam is as Lame as the justification for the war in Iraq.
So, the bottom line as to the "cost" of the wars for our leader's reliance on "intelligence" is quite telling. And we will be paying for this arrogance for generations to come.
July 23, 2004
The attacks on Idema in the 'controlled' press are quite similar to the attacks on James G. "Bo" Gritz, a Vietnam vet who fell out of favor for his supposed "unauthorized" attempts at POW recovery from Thailand in the 1970s.
The attacks on myself in the Miami Herald bring the De Je Vous feelings. 1980 headlines read "Convicted War Criminal Became Dade Cop" and a few days later, "CIA Hitman became Dade Cop". The paper claimed to have US Government documents to back up their libel but have never produced them.
In 1989, Douglas Valentine wrote a book titled, THE PHOENIX PROGRAM, published by William Morrow and Company, Inc. New York. On page 211 Valentine libels me with the following:
"As for "heavy-handedness" cited by Dillard, [a CIA agent who is Valentine's source for the libel who was not in Vietnam at the time in question] on November 27, 1967, Fifth Special Forces Captain John McCarthy was sitting beside his principal agent, Inchin Hai Lam (a Cambodian working for B-57 out of Quang Loi) in the front seat of a car parked on a street in Tay Ninh. A suspected double agent, Lam was a member of the Khmer Serai, [sp] a dissident Cambodian political party created by the CIA to overthrow Cambodia's, Prince Sihanouk. Without warning, McCarthy turned and put a bullet between Lam's eyes. McCarthy was tried for Lam's murder, and the ensuing scandal raised questions about the legality of "terminating with extreme prejudice" suspected double agents. The issue would surface again in regard to Phoenix."
I have never been to Tay Ninh, nor have I ever shot anyone between the eyes, yet.
Information debunking Valentine's erroneous, libel, and malicious assertions was available in the media archives when Valentine and Morrow conspired to get this book into print and damn the consequences. There was no investigative attempt to research available information on this matter.
Valentine has been served with papers regarding this libel.
These are examples of the "intelligence communities" influence on the "free press" of our country.
Yes, we are all expendable assets.
But thank God for the Internet! At least and at last some of us have a forum to expose the villains for who they truly are...
Delving into Delicate Dossiers
TO: Director U. S. Federal Bureau of Investigation
ATTN: Freedom of Information Manager
Washington, DC 20535
FROM: Larry W. Bryant
DATE: July 23, 2004
U. S. Army Vietnam-era veteran John Joseph McCarthy, Jr., has every reason to expect the existence of, and his entitlement of access to, all F.B.I.-generated and F.B.I-received records pertaining to his military-career and post-military-career activities/associations/events (said records also being known as the official agency dossier).
Accordingly, pursuant to the enclosed notarized Notice of Authorization from Mr. McCarthy, I hereby request that, under terms of the U. S. Privacy Act and U. S. Freedom of Information Act, you provide me a copy of all the records described in the first paragraph of this request.
Since I make this request as an independent writer focusing on actual and/or potential whistleblower-derived evidence exposing official wrongdoing at the highest levels of government, and since such exposure would significantly educate the general public as to all related government activities/policies/programs, I hereby request that you waive all records-search fees incident to your fulfilling this request.
Please note that I'm snail-mailing you a signed printout of this e-formatted letter.
LARRY W. BRYANT
Copies furnished to:
Mark S. Zaid, Esq. (Washington, D.C.)
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NOTICE OF AUTHORIZATION
TO: Whom It May Concern
FROM: John Joseph McCarthy
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By this notarized instrument, I hereby authorize writer Larry W. Bryant of Alexandria, Va., full access to any and all official government records being maintained on me and my activities by any government agency -- including the U. S. Federal Bureau of Investigation, the U. S. Central Intelligence Agency, the Departments of Defense/Army/State/Justice, the Defense Intelligence Agency, and the National Security Agency.
For official records-search purposes only, I hereby provide the following personal identification data:
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FOIA Request re Correspondence about the McCarthy Saga