CIA: The Largest Criminal Organization in the History of the World

Saturday, 13 January 2018 by

This is an excerpt from the book  Watergate: The Hoax, by Ashton Gray, now on sale at AmazoniBooks, Barnes & Noble, and other fine book retailers. This is the Afterword, offered here in full as a public service because the same types of crimes by the CIA are being used in the world today:

[John F.] Kennedy was . . . once quoted in a New York Times report,
by an anonymous source said to be a trusted aide, as saying he wanted “to splinter the CIA into a thousand pieces and scatter it to the winds.”
Evan Burgos, NBC News

When the fires of ideology threaten to consume us all, it is time to forget politics and seek reason.
L. Ron Hubbard

The Central Intelligence Agency is the largest criminal organization in the history of the world, along with all of its counterparts in other countries. They are almost entirely unregulated, because they can hide any crime, any atrocity, any abuse, any plot behind the impenetrable veil of “national security.”

There will never be any way to account fully for the number of lives ruined or destroyed by Watergate, by the nullification of L. Ron Hubbard, and by the perversion of his organizations and works then carried out by mercenary agents of the US government and the Five Eyes. There will never be any way to account fully for the costs to the American people and to the world.

Whether John F. Kennedy actually said he wanted to “splinter the CIA into a thousand pieces and scatter it to the winds” or not is disputed, but if he did, it’s little wonder that soon afterwards he was brutally and hideously gunned down in broad daylight. If we are ever to regain our rights and freedoms as a nation, and our sovereignty as free citizens of a free nation, that criminal organization must be brought to book and shut down. It creates a thousand fold the threats that it “protects” us from. It has an unbroken track record of excess, crime, and rampant lying. It is made up entirely of professional liars. They lie for a living. They lie because they can. They do not start lying because they join an organization that permits it; the organization seeks people so morally and ethically bankrupt that they will lie for a living.

The researchers and editors and the author of this work are unanimous in calling on the American government, and on every government in the world, to demand a complete and unrelenting investigation into what Watergate actually was about, and to expose it entirely. The theft of Scientology by the CIA was an unspeakable crime—no matter what was done to L. Ron Hubbard—because it was a crime against man’s right to knowledge.

The evidence is overwhelming that once Hubbard was eliminated and the technology stolen, the CIA and the Five Eyes launched a vicious decades-long campaign to smear and discredit everything about Hubbard and his works, for no other reason than to gain a sick militaristic monopoly over a benign philosophy that ever only sought to set men free and help them realize their full potentials. There also is an overwhelming amount of evidence that infiltrators inside the so-called Church of Scientology, working on behalf of the same criminals that stole Hubbards works, have now buried all the originals of those works, literally, underground. For the full story, see the sequel to this book, Stargate: The Hoax.

Please don’t stop here. Please take action. Please demand honesty and integrity as the first requirement for those who would claim a right to “protect” us. Please demand that criminals not be given unlimited black budgets to run a “protection” racket on us that includes blackmail, murder, warmongering, perversion, torture, drugs, assassinations, and treachery as “noble” pursuits of national security. That is just another lie. That is the work of criminals, not protectors of decency and security.

As for Scientology, this book takes no stand on it, pro or con. The research for this work has proven conclusively, though, that the vast majority of “public opinion” about the philosophy has been maliciously manufactured by the CIA and the Five Eyes, using smear authors such as Jon Atack and Russell Miller to spread unspeakable lies and distortions for no other purpose than to generate hatred.

For instance, the vilified Rehabilitation Project Force was not created by L. Ron Hubbard; it was created by the infiltrators Ken Urquhart and Andre Tabayoyon, and was based exclusively on CIA-created “technology” for driving human beings into a state of degradation, which Tabayoyon had been trained in. It isn’t Scientology; it is reverse Scientology, or, as Hubbard called it, “Black Dianetics.” It is vicious, and it was created solely to engender revulsion in the public against Scientology.

This work is no advocate for Scientology, but it is a loud and vocal advocate for your right to any knowledge that you choose to seek, without it being twisted, altered, perverted, lied about, or buried where you cannot access it. Anyone who twists, alters, perverts, lies about, or buries knowledge, no matter what the source of that knowledge, commits treason against mankind.

Knowledge is our only hope. Preserve it. Share it. Honor it. Forbid its destruction or condemnation. Forbid control and government by elite totalitarians who live on lies.

The following quotation of free verse poetry by L. Ron Hubbard happens to be about the philosophy that he spent his life developing, but it could be as well applicable to any knowledge that mankind has been able to gain toward greater freedom and ability:

I will not always be here on guard.
The stars twinkle in the Milky Way
And the wind sighs for songs
Across the empty fields of a planet
A galaxy away.

You won’t always be here.
But before you go,
Whisper this to your sons
And their sons:

“The work was free. Keep it so.”

L. Ron Hubbard

With great respect and sincere thanks to you for taking the time to read this work, I wish you happiness, love, honesty, integrity, and a bright future.

Ashton Gray



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Excerpt: Chapter 10, “World War III: The Battle for Men’s Minds”

Friday, 5 January 2018 by

This is an excerpt from the book Watergate: The Hoax, by Ashton Gray, now on sale at AmazoniBooks, Barnes & Noble, and other fine book retailers. This is Chapter 10, “World War III: The Battle for Men’s Minds”

We need a program of psychosurgery and political control of our society.
The purpose is physical control of the mind. Everyone who deviates from the given norm can be surgically mutilated. The individual may think that the most important reality is his own existence, but this is only his personal point of view. This lacks historical perspective. Man does not have the right to develop his own mind. This kind of liberal orientation has great appeal. We must electrically control the brain. Some day armies and generals will be controlled by electrical stimulation of the brain.

Dr. Jose Delgado, CIA MK-ULTRA Psychiatrist

You’ve already seen the second slavery stage start. . . .
It became terribly important to them to shut all the boundaries on knowledge. And you’ve seen those things, those curtains shutting down.
And those were the shades of night falling. . . . The whole nonsense of thought police is moving right straight in. The shades of night. Now we’ve got a period here of a very short space of time.
L. Ron Hubbard, public lecture of 8 December 1952

On Thursday, 20 April 1950, the CIA’s Project BLUEBIRD was authorized by Director of the CIA Roscoe Hillenkoetter. It was the official, if hidden, declaration of a war on mankind, its ultimate goal being the eradication of individual freedom through enslavement of men’s minds and nullification of their souls.

If that sounds melodramatic, it probably is understatement, not overstatement. Under the protection and funding of the secret project, psychiatrists and doctors contracted to the CIA began an assault on freedom of thought and human dignity using horror-movie experiments that included lobotomies, icepick leucotomies, electroconvulsive shock, insulin comas, electrode implants in the brains of conscious subjects, sexual abuse, hypnosis, pain, and drugs. American and foreign citizens were used as unwitting subjects in the experiments. These human guinea pigs included US military personnel, mental patients, prison inmates, people lured in off the street, and even children.

It was the launch of World War III, a war without borders, a war on minds and souls, and it continues to this moment. Watergate—the hoax—was a strategic assault in that war.

On Tuesday, 9 May 1950—just 19 days after the secret official sanctioning of the CIA’s Project BLUEBIRD—L. Ron Hubbard’s book Dianetics: The Modern Science of Mental Health (DMSMH) first hit the book stores and news stands. With almost uncanny insight into what the CIA secretly was doing, Hubbard said in his book that Dianetics was an approach to the mind “without drugs, hypnotism, surgery, shock, or other artificial means,” and that its goal was “creation of mental freedom,” a goal in direct opposition to the super-control over human beings that was being sought by the CIA and its minions. That marked Hubbard as an enemy of the CIA who had to be captured and controlled, or eliminated.

About two weeks after DMSMH was published, on or about Thursday, 25 May 1950, a high-ranking officer from the Office of Naval Research (ONR) visited L. Ron Hubbard in Washington, DC. The Office of Naval Research was a primary contractor in the CIA’s obsession with mind control techniques, and the officer was demanding that Hubbard work for them:

So this fellow, this officer from the Office of Naval Research, came to see me right here in Washington and he wanted me to go on as a civilian employee in order to use what I knew of the mind to make men more suggestible.

And I smiled a feline smile. And I said, “No.”

And he smiled like something out of Faust, and he said to me, “Well, all you have to do is say ‘no,’ and I will call you back to active duty because you still are an officer of the United States Navy.”

And with that purr he exited.

What the ONR officer didn’t know was that several years earlier, on 14 November 1947, Hubbard had submitted a letter resigning from the US Naval Reserve. Although he had received permission to resign, he had withdrawn the resignation request on 19 February 1948, in response to a letter from the Chief of Naval Personnel asking him to reconsider. When the ONR officer who was demanding that Hubbard work for them left, Hubbard dug up his letter of permission to resign. On Saturday, 27 May 1950, he convinced an admiral at the Potomac River Naval Command to accept the resignation and get it officially approved:

4303 Elm St.
Bethesda, Md.
May 27, 1950

FROM: Lieut. LaFayette R. Hubbard, (D) USNR, 113392 (inactive).
TO: The Secretary of Navy.
VIA: The Chief of Naval Personnel.

Subj: Resignation – submission of.

1. I desire to resign my commission as lieutenant senior grade in the United States Naval Reserve as of this date.

2. Since the latter part of my active service in the war was served in a hospital, under treatment for nine months, and since I have been before survey boards and the retiring board, I do not believe I could further serve in event of further emergency. Retirement was not granted but I am still considered to be 50% disabled by the Veteran’s Administration.

3. As a writer, I sometimes must write on technical subjects and while these have no bearing on naval matters or government security of any kind I would feel much freer were I not a commissioned officer in the naval reserve.

4. In 1948 I tendered a resignation which was answered with a request from the secretary that I consider the matter again. I have duly considered this action and discover that I still find it expedient to resign.

5. As I would not be of use in the event of war, as I have taken no part in post war naval activities, it is certain that my continued commissioned status is of no benefit to the navy. It is therefore respectfully requested and urged that this resignation be accepted.

LaFayette R. Hubbard

Via: Bethesda, Maryland

Subj: Acceptance of Resignation from the US Naval Reserve
Ref: (a) Your resignation dated 27 May 1950
Encl. (1) Honorable discharge

1. In accordance with your request contained in reference (a), and by direction of the President, your resignation from the US Naval Reserve is hereby accepted under honorable conditions, effective this date.

2. The Navy Department at this time expresses its appreciation of your past services and trusts that you will continue your interest in the naval service.

3. Please acknowledge receipt to the Chief of Naval Personnel (attention Pers-B1136) via the Commandant, Potomac River Naval Command.

Secretary of the Navy

Hubbard happily had the approval of resignation waiting when the ONR officer returned:

When the high brass came back to see me again, he says, “Well, have you decided?”

“Yes,” I said, “I’ve decided not to go in.”

He said, “Well,” he said, “I guess I have no other choice but to draft you in at your old rank.”

And I said, “I’m very sorry”—omitting the “Sir,”—“I’m very sorry, but I’m no longer a member of the Armed Services.”

He said, “What’s this?”

I said, “Yes, as a matter of fact here it is. Here’s the Secretary of the Navy’s okay. He accepted my—”

And that was an end of a beautiful friendship with the American government.

Less than three weeks later, DMSMH hit The New York Times Best Sellers list, on Sunday, 18 June 1950, and stayed there for over six months. To say that the episode with ONR was “an end of a beautiful friendship with the American government” was definitely understatement; it was the beginning of an all-out war by the US government— and its Commonwealth allies—on Hubbard, Dianetics, and, subsequently, Scientology.

The wildfire popularity of Dianetics catapulted Hubbard into the limelight. He began touring with a dizzying schedule of public lectures, sometimes lecturing daily. He set up the Hubbard Dianetic Research Foundation and taught a full-time Dianetics course, “The Professional Course,” part of which included more personal lectures. By July 1950, even haughty Time magazine—a CIA mouthpiece under the CIA’s Operation Mockingbird—had to weigh in on the phenomenon:

Bookstores in Los Angeles were selling “Dianetics” on an under-the-counter basis. Armed with the manual, which they called simply “The Book,” fanatical converts overflowed Saturday night meetings in Hollywood, held Dianetics parties, formed clubs, and “audited” (treated) each other.

By the end of 1950, over 750 Dianetics groups had been formed in the US. It became an occasion for much wailing and gnashing of psychiatric teeth, with psychologists and psychiatrists practically lining up to write or speak scathing, bitter denunciations of Hubbard and Dianetics in any media that would host them. Many of those publications and media outlets were CIA mouthpieces under Operation Mockingbird, which included all major US newspapers, news syndicates, magazines, and radio and TV networks. Colin A. Ross summarized the CIA mind-control bedfellows in his landmark book, The CIA Doctors—Human Rights Violations by American Psychiatrists:

The participation of psychiatrists and medical schools in mind control research was not a matter of a few scattered doctors pursuing questionable lines of investigation. . . . Rather, the mind control experimentation was systematic, organized, and involved many leading psychiatrists and medical schools. . . . Mind control contractors with TOP SECRET clearance included the American Psychological Association, past presidents of the American Psychiatric Association and the Society for Biological Psychiatry, and psychiatrists who have received awards from the American Psychological Association and the American Psychiatric Association.

Psychologists and psychiatrists—hereinafter the psycho-establishment—had enjoyed an iron-grip monopoly on the mind of man for decades, and had built a multibillion dollar industry in league with the pharmaceutical giants, pushing drugs such as chlorpromazine, scopolamine, opiates, mescaline, cocaine, amphetamines, barbiturates, and LSD into throats and veins at an alarming rate, while also getting government subsidies for “treatments” that Torquemada would have longed for, such as electroconvulsive shock and lobotomies. The real money for the psycho-establishment, though, was just starting to flood into its bank accounts, sucked out of the pockets of hapless taxpayers through the CIA’s uncontrolled, unaccounted-for black budget pipelines.

But now Hubbard had come along and put mental therapy into the hands of housewives, busboys, bus drivers, engineers, executives, shoe salesmen, construction workers—in short, anyone who could read DMSMH and follow the relatively simple processes and techniques—and the entire subject of Dianetics was aimed at freeing the mind, not controlling, suppressing, or enslaving it. Dianetics was a dire threat to the entire psycho-establishment, its Big-Pharma twisted sisters, and the CIA.

If that weren’t bad enough, Hubbard raised the stakes exponentially in August 1951 when he published his follow-up to DMSMH, a book called Science of Survival. In it, Hubbard sent a shot directly across the CIA’s bow—and, ironically, across the Soviet KGB’s bow, too (emphasis added):

There is another form of hypnotism which falls between the surgical operation and straight hypnotism without physical pain. This form of hypnotism has been a carefully guarded secret of certain military and intelligence organizations. It is a vicious war weapon and may be of considerably more use in conquering a society than the atom bomb. This is no exaggeration. The extensiveness of the use of this form of hypnotism in espionage work is so wide today that it is long past the time when people should have become alarmed about it. It required dianetic processing to uncover pain-drug-hypnosis. Otherwise, pain-drug-hypnosis was out of sight, unsuspected, and unknown.

Pain-drug-hypnosis is a wicked extension of narco-synthesis, the drug hypnosis used in America only during and since the last war.

The implications were grim for the intelligence agencies and their mad scientists of mind control: Dianetic processes had exposed the very techniques that the CIA, the KGB, and the psycho-establishment on both “sides” were using in their tireless, costly, and very secret efforts to create a “Manchurian Candidate”—a sort of automaton who would carry out post-hypnotic commands laid in with pain, drugs, and hypnosis (PDH). Dianetics could penetrate the “veil” of amnesia that the CIA and its psycho-establishment sycophants had labored so long to be able to produce in its subjects, and Dianetics even could reveal the very methods that had been used to create the amnesia.

The same month as the wide-scale publication of Science of Survival, on 20 August 1951, the CIA changed the name of its mind control project from BLUEBIRD to ARTICHOKE. Nobody ever has established anything resembling a rational explanation for why the name was changed, but then, it’s the CIA, and “rational” is probably too high a standard to expect. The name change did serve, though, as a rhetorical shell game to introduce confusion—and confusion is the CIA’s No. 1 product.

Aside from the obvious, one prime reason for the CIA to create its own dark curtain of secrecy to hide behind was that some of the biggest banking and industrial interests in the world were active participants in trying to gain control over the minds of men. H.P. Albarelli, Jr., in his seminal work, A Terrible Mistake—The Murder of Frank Olson and the CIA’s Secret Cold War Experiments, revealed how the Rockefellers were fueling more than vehicles with their Standard Oil fortunes; they were helping to fuel the psycho- establishment:

The US Department of Health, Education and Welfare (HEW) undertook drug experiments sponsored by the CIA when [Nelson] Rockefeller was department undersecretary in 1953. Many of these experiments involved CIA funding and required Rockefeller’s specific approval. Also, beginning in the early 1950s, the Rockefeller Foundation had been funding CIA front groups like the Fund for Human Ecology, which was directly involved in CIA- supported behavior “modification” experiments. Beginning even earlier, in 1943, the Foundation had been funding a psychiatric research facility, the Allan Memorial Institute in Montreal, Canada, which soon became the site of some of the CIA’s most notorious and horrific psychological experiments, conducted by Rockefeller-funded Dr. Ewen Cameron.

That’s part of the reason why Nelson Rockefeller would become one of the prime actors in the CIA’s takedown of Hubbard, the theft of Hubbard’s OT Levels, and the subsequent cover-up.

Hubbard had been correct in saying that pain-drug-hypnosis “may be of considerably more use in conquering a society than the atom bomb,” as some of the available declassified documents on CIA mind control experiments with hypnosis demonstrate:

Hypnotic Experimentation and Research, 10 February 1954
Miss [Doe]171 was then instructed (having previously expressed a fear of firearms in any fashion) that she would use every method at her disposal to awaken Miss [Jones] (now in a deep hypnotic sleep) and failing in this, she would pick up a pistol nearby and fire it at Miss [Jones]. She was instructed that her rage would be so great that she would not hesitate to “kill” Miss [Jones] for failing to awaken. Miss [Doe] carried out these suggestions to the letter including firing the (unloaded pneumatic pistol) gun at Miss [Jones] and then proceeding to fall into a deep sleep. After proper suggestions were made, both were awakened and expressed complete amnesia for the entire sequence. Miss [Doe] was again handed the gun, which she refused (in an awakened state) to pick up or accept from the operator. She expressed absolute denial that the foregoing sequence had happened.

Two other subjects also carried out their post-hypnotic suggestions “to the letter” and had no memory of the experiment:

SI [Special Interrogations] and H [Hypnosis] Experimentation (25 September 1951)
[Miss White] was instructed that upon awakening, she would proceed to [Mr. Black’s] room where she would wait at the desk for a telephone call. Upon receiving the call, a person known as “Jim” would engage her in normal conversation. During the course of the conversation, this individual would mention a code word to [Miss White]. When she heard this code word she would pass into a SI trance state, but would not close her eyes and remain perfectly normal and continue the telephone conversation. She was told that thereafter upon conclusion of the telephone conversation, she would then carry out the following instructions:

[Miss White], being in a complete SI state at this time, was then told to open her eyes and was shown an electric timing device. She was informed that this timing device was an incendiary bomb and was then instructed how to attach and set the device. After [Miss White] had indicated that she had learned how to set and attach the device, she was told to return to a sleep state and further instructed that upon concluding of the aforementioned conversation, she would take the timing device which was in a briefcase and proceed to the ladies room.

In the ladies room, she would be met by a girl whom she had never seen who would identify herself by the code word “New York.” After identifying herself, [Miss White] was then to show this individual how to attach and set the timing device, and further instructions would be given the individual by [Miss White] that the timing device was to be carried in the briefcase to [Mr. Black’s] room, placed in the nearest empty electric-light plug, and concealed in the bottom, left-hand drawer of [Mr. Black’s] desk, with the device set for 82 seconds and turned on. [Miss White] was further instructed to tell this other girl that as soon as the device had been set and turned on, she was to take the briefcase, leave [Mr. Black’s] room, go to the operations room, and go to the sofa and enter a deep sleep state. [Miss White] was further instructed that after completion of instructing the other girl and the transferring to the other girl of the incendiary bomb, she was to return at once to the operations room, sit on the sofa, and go into a deep sleep state.

Hypnosis was so effective at getting young ladies to do things against their will that at least one such “expert” bragged to the CIA’s head of ARTICHOKE, Morse Allen, of some of his other uses of the technique:

On 2 July 1951 approximately 1:00 p.m. the instruction began with [CIA Svengali] relating to the student some of his sexual experiences. [CIA Svengali] stated that he had constantly used hypnotism as a means of inducing young girls to engage in sexual intercourse with him. [Mrs. Clarinet], a performer in [Metropolis] orchestra, was forced to engage in sexual intercourse with [CIA Svengali] while under the influence of hypnotism. [CIA Svengali] stated that he first put her into a hypnotic trance and then suggested to her that he was her husband and that she desired sexual intercourse with him.

The arrogant indifference that the CIA and the psycho-establishment had to the inhumanity of their methods is difficult for most people to face, much less grasp, but is illuminated by more of the documents uncovered through the Freedom of Information Act, these dispassionately discussing the use of electroconvulsive shock:

Quite often amnesia occurs for events just prior to the convulsion, during the convulsion and during the post seizure state. It is possible that hypnosis or hypnotic activity induced during the post-seizure state might be lost in amnesia. This would be very valuable.


Metrozal, which has been very useful in shock therapy, is no longer popular because, for one thing it produces feelings of overwhelming terror and doom prior to the convulsion.

But terror, anxiety, worry would be valuable for many purposes from our point of view.


3 December 1951

[Professor Shockdoctor] is reported to be an authority on electric shock. He is a professor at the Medical School of the [Sellout University] and, in addition, is a psychiatrist of considerable note. Pro[fessor Shockdoctor] is, in addition, a fully cleared Agency consultant.

[Professor Shockdoctor] explained that he felt that electric shock might be of considerable interest to the “ARTICHOKE” type of work. He stated that the standard electric- shock machine (Reiter) could be used in two ways. One setting of this machine produced the normal electric-shock treatment (including convulsion) with amnesia after a number of treatments. He stated that using this machine as an electro-shock device with the convulsive treatment, he felt that he could guarantee amnesia for certain periods of time and particularly he could guarantee amnesia for any knowledge of use of the convulsive shock.

[Professor Shockdoctor] stated that the other or lower setting of the machine produced a different type of shock. He said that he could not explain it, but knew that when this lower current type of shock was applied without convulsion, it had the effect of making a man talk. He said, however, that the use of this type of shock was prohibited because it produced in the individual excruciating pain and he stated that there would be no question in his mind that the individual would be quite willing to give information if threatened with the use of this machine.

He stated that this was a third-degree method but, undoubtedly, would be effective. [Professor Shockdoctor] stated that he had never had the device applied to himself, but he had talked with people who had been shocked in this manner and stated that they complained that their whole head was on fire and it was much too painful a treatment for any medical practice. He stated that the only way it was ever used was in connection with sedatives and even then it was extremely painful. The writer asked [Professor Shockdoctor] whether or not in the “groggy” condition following the convulsion by the electro-shock machine anyone had attempted to obtain hypnotic control over the patient, since it occurred to the writer that it would be a good time to attempt to obtain hypnotic control. [Professor Shockdoctor] stated that, to his knowledge, it had never been done, but he could make this attempt in the near future at the [Sellout University] and he would see whether or not this could be done.

[Psychiatric Dr. Zappum] and [Psychiatric Dr. Lightsocket], as well as all others present, discussed the use of electro shock at considerable length and it was [Dr. Zappum’s] opinion that an individual could gradually be reduced through the use of electro-shock treatment to the vegetable level.

The CIA’s love affair with psychiatric shock and hypnosis was matched or exceeded by its love affair with LSD. One victim of CIA experiments with the drug, Mary Ray, testified in Congress about what she had witnessed with another victim:

SENATOR KENNEDY: How old were these test subjects?
MARY RAY: I remember one girl of 17, although I saw her written up as 18, and . . . she definitely did not want to be part of the experiment.
SENATOR KENNEDY: How did you know she did not?
MARY RAY: I saw her as they were taking her in, and she said she won’t go, and they said, “Yes, you will,” and she said, “Don’t take me back to that hell,” which makes me think she had a previous experiment.
SENATOR KENNEDY: What was she doing there? You were not forced or required to do this, were you?
MARY RAY: She was a patient and she was forced. They told her she had no choice. I remember this episode very well. There was an aide on her arm restraining her, and an orderly on another, and she kept saying she did not want to go in, and they said— I do not know which it was who said that, but they said, “You have to go; you have no choice.”
SENATOR KENNEDY: What did the doctor tell her?
MARY RAY: There was no doctor there. But I went back then about one or two hours later, and at this point she was totally disintegrated. She was absolutely psychotic. Before this she was a very normal appearing person; she would joke and gossip. . . . She was attractive and talkative. But afterwards she was just a mess. She was taken back to the ward, and she was for like four days mute, and you could not get through to her in any way. I tried to test her, and I went into her room and she was just staring straight ahead. I went like this [waving hands], and it was nothing; she did not seem to see me. I took her to the testing room where there were four others, and she walked right through a chair as though it was not there. Any position I put her body in, she would stay in.

Even as L. Ron Hubbard was ringing alarm bells about the dirty secrets of CIA mind control inhumanity, the CIA was finding covert ways to make it even dirtier. Not content with forcing “subjects” to take LSD, the CIA took to slipping it to people without their knowing it. In December of 1952, a man named George Hunter White was beginning operations in Greenwich Village at a CIA “safe house”—an oxymoron in this case if there ever was one. White was using prostitutes to lure unsuspecting men to the gaudy apartment, where they would be slipped doses of LSD, and would be induced into a variety of sex acts. White would film what happened through a two-way mirror for the edification of the CIA. (Your tax dollars at work.) White later would move his operation to the Haight-Ashbury section of San Francisco. The SF Weekly reported about White’s perverted project in a 2012 article, “Operation Midnight Climax: How the CIA Dosed S.F. Citizens with LSD”:

There were at least three CIA safe houses in the Bay Area where experiments went on. Chief among them was 225 Chestnut on Telegraph Hill, which operated from 1955 to 1965. The L-shaped apartment boasted sweeping waterfront views, and was just a short trip up the hill from North Beach’s rowdy saloons. Inside, prostitutes paid by the government to lure clients to the apartment served up acid-laced cocktails to unsuspecting johns, while martini- swilling secret agents observed their every move from behind a two-way mirror. Recording devices were installed, some disguised as electrical outlets.

To get the guys in the mood, the walls were adorned with photographs of tortured women in bondage and provocative posters from French artist Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec. The agents grew fascinated with the kinky sex games that played out between the johns and the hookers. The two-way mirror in the bedroom gave the agents a close-up view of all the action.

The CIA’s abuse of unsuspecting civilians with LSD wasn’t limited to White’s tax-funded pads of perversion, or even to the United States. The sad story of an artist named Stanley Glickman is told in the ruling of a civil suit brought on his behalf against the CIA’s mind-control masterminds, Sidney Gottlieb and Richard Helms. [In this book, the court’s footnotes and citations to case law have been removed for flow of the narrative; the full document is available on the Internet. —Ed.] :

In October 1952, Stanley Milton Glickman was pursuing a promising career as an artist in Paris, having had one of his works accepted for exhibition at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City.

One evening after he had finished his day’s work, Glickman arrived at a cafe he frequented and was approached by an acquaintance, who wanted him to meet some American friends across the street at the Cafe Select. Glickman met the American men at their table and then engaged in “several hours of hostile debate,” focusing on “power, patriotism, and changing the world to conform with their personal beliefs.”

When Glickman prepared to leave, the “chief protagonist” among the Americans offered him a drink as a conciliatory gesture. Glickman initially declined but yielded after the man persisted through “obnoxious pressure.” Rather than call over the waiter, the man walked to the bar to get the drink. [Glickman] observed that the man had a clubfoot.

Halfway through the drink, Glickman “began to experience a lengthening of distance and a distortion of [his] perception,” and he noticed that “the faces of the gentlemen flushed with excitement as they watched the execution of the drink.” The man with the clubfoot steered the conversation to “the working of miracles” and suggested that Glickman “surely [. . .] would be capable of this power.” Glickman declined, then emptied his glass and said good night.

He then experienced colors and lights that had “changed” and “distant figures following [his] difficult path home.” He believed that he had been poisoned, and awoke the next morning “hallucinating intensely.” Glickman states that “the effects of the drink would today be described as a classic LSD experience.”

Over the next two weeks, Glickman “wandered in the pain of madness, delusion and terror,” ultimately returning to the Cafe Select and deliberately closing his eyes to “wait for ‘someone’ to come and tell me what had happened.” With his eyes remaining closed, Glickman was carried from the cafe, placed in an automobile and taken to the American Hospital in Paris on November 11, 1952.

After two brief stays in the hospital, during which he claims he was administered electroshock via catheter and “large doses” of “hallucinatory drugs,” a friend helped him sign out of the hospital and return to his studio. Over the next ten months Glickman remained mostly in his studio with his continuing “madness,” experiencing “stress, terror, hallucination and difficulty eating.” Glickman’s family helped him to return to the United States in July 1953.

After returning to this country, Glickman was cared for by family members and doctors to the extent that his physical condition but not his mental condition was improved. During the next twenty-five years of his life, Glickman gradually became “functional” and held various jobs, but he never painted again and was unable to maintain any normal social life.

Despite copious evidence of the CIA having engaged in just such activity with others, Glickman’s lawsuit was thrown out on a technicality.

On 13 April 1953, the CIA’s name-changing shell game had dubbed the mind-control projects as MK-ULTRA, a name it would keep into the 1970s. Under the new name, the program was a pet project of Richard Helms, then the Chief of Operations in the CIA’s Directorate for Plans. The head of the project, answering to Helms, was the CIA’s man with the club foot, the morally detached Sidney Gottlieb.

In the early days of MK-ULTRA, one of the CIA’s own biological warfare scientists, Frank Olson, wasn’t as lucky as Stanley Glickman had been. On 19 November 1953, Gottlieb slipped LSD into Cointreau served to a number of CIA associates who had gone for a weekend at the Deep Creek Lodge, including Frank Olson. Olson thought he was going insane—which he was, except he didn’t realize it was drug-induced insanity. Olson went into a state of extreme paranoia and suffered a mental breakdown. The CIA shuffled him from place to place in the “care” of Gottlieb’s deputy, Robert Lashbrook, having Olson seen by one of their own pet medicos, but the man’s condition worsened. At about 2:30 a.m. on 28 November 1953, Olson crashed through a window on the 13th floor of the Hotel Statler in New York City, where he and Lashbrook had been staying. It was not a soft landing. Sheffield Edwards, the CIA’s Chief of Security at the time, sent a certain CIA security employee to the Statler to help Lashbrook with the cover-up in the aftermath of Olson’s death plunge. The agent’s name should be familiar:

According to his typed report, stamped “SECRET” and dated five days later, James McCord knocked on the door of Room 488 at New York’s Statler Hotel around 7:50A.M. on November 28th, only about five hours after Frank Olson had died.

The initial ruling was suicide, and the matter was hushed up for decades, until 29 January 1975, when the CIA incautiously created a “Memorandum for the Record” to give to Justice Department attorneys who were doing an investigation into a series of articles about the CIA written by Seymour Hersch. Gottlieb’s LSD complicity emerged from the investigation.

The CIA settled with Olson’s family in 1975 for $750,000 [$3,393,236.99 in 2015 dollars]. Years later, Frank Olson’s son Eric Olson had his father’s body exhumed. An autopsy and an on-site investigation at the Hotel Pennsylvania—formerly the Hotel Statler—was conducted by a team headed by James Starrs, a professor of law and forensic science at the George Washington University Law Center. The team discovered a hematoma that was evidence of blunt force trauma to Frank Olson’s head. Near the end of Starrs’ report, he wrote:

In the present state of our factual knowledge about the death of Dr. Olson, I would venture to say that this hematoma is singular evidence of the possibility that Dr. Olson was struck a stunning blow to the head by some person or instrument prior to his exiting through the window of Room 1018A.

Starrs added that the composite of the evidence was “rankly and starkly suggestive of homicide,” but he and his team had encountered the CIA trademark confessions, confessions, and more confessions that were, of course, lies, lies, and more lies:

It is well-nigh impossible to separate the truth from the fabrications in the documentary evidence we have exhaustingly and exhaustively reviewed. In 1953 the lies outpaced the truth by a mile. Not only were these lies told patently to conceal the full nature of the CIA’s involvement in behavioral modification experiments through the use of drugs, only one of which was LSD, but the lies were also motivated by a calculated effort to keep the Olson family in the dark and from becoming suspicious, by providing the necessary foundation for an award of a federal employee death benefit to Dr. Olson’s survivors.

The extent to which this manhandling of the truth also evolved from a desperate concern lest a homicide by the CIA be revealed is beyond the ability of anyone but the possible malefactors to say.

The CIA was so rabid in its foaming pursuit and distribution of LSD that by early 1953 it had arranged for one of its many corporate prostitutes, the Eli Lilly Company, to synthesize it for them—illegally, according to a CIA “memo for the record” of 3 February 1953 by Robert Lashbrook, the same man who was with Frank Olson at the time of Olson’s death:

Since the unusual properties of ergot and, more importantly, Lysergic Acid [LSD] have been known to ARTICHOKE for some time, the development of this chemical has been of intense interest. . . . For matters of record, apparently chemists of the Eli Lilly Company working for [CIA’s Technical Services Staff] have in the past few weeks succeeded in breaking the secret formula held by Sandoz for the manufacture of Lysergic Acid and have manufactured for this Agency a large quantity of Lysergic Acid which is available for our experimentation. This work is a closely guarded [TSS] secret and should not be mentioned generally.

How far did the CIA and its pack of psycho-establishment mind control minions go? Consider the testimony of one Claudia Mullen before a 1995 Presidential commission investigating CIA experiments in radiation on human subjects:

Between the years 1957 and 1984 I became a pawn in the government’s game. Its ultimate goal was mind control and to create the perfect spy, all through the use of chemicals, radiation, drugs, hypnosis, electric shock, isolation in tubs of water, sleep deprivation, brainwashing, verbal, physical, emotional and sexual abuse. I was exploited unwittingly for nearly three decades of my life and the only explanations given to me were “that the end justifies the means” and “I was serving my country in their bold effort to fight communism.”

I can only summarize my circumstances by saying they took an already abused 7-year- old child and compounded my suffering beyond belief. The saddest part is, I know for a fact I was not alone.

Many books have been written solely to increase public awareness of the ineffable abuses carried out by the CIA and the psycho-establishment, and every concerned American should read them. They include, but are not limited to, The Search for the Manchurian Candidate, by John Marks; Acid Dreams, by Martin A. Lee and Bruce Shlain; A Terrible Mistake—The Murder of Frank Olson and the CIA’s Secret Cold War Experiments, by H.P. Alberelli, Jr.; and The CIA Doctors—Human Rights Violations by American Psychiatrists, by Colin M. Ross, M.D.

Ross has exhaustively cataloged the limited available documentation on the CIA mind control experiments. The reason it’s limited is because in January of 1973—just months after the CIA contract with the Scientology OTs—Sidney Gottlieb and the Sophisticated Butcher Richard Helms conspired to destroy the bulk of CIA records on the mind control programs. Ross has chapters on CIA-sponsored sadists such as Dr. Ewen Cameron, who benefitted from Rockefeller sponsorship, and Louis Jolyon “Jolly” West, who once killed an elephant with LSD. Ross describes some of Ewen Cameron’s “psychic driving” experiments:

Psychic driving was a procedure carried out in two stages; in the first stage, patients were depatterned, which meant they were reduced to a vegetable state through a combination of massive amounts of electroconvulsive shock, drug-induced sleep, and sensory isolation and deprivation. When fully depatterned, patients were incontinent of urine and feces, unable to feed themselves, and unable to state their name, age, location, or the current date.

In the second stage, psychic driving was introduced. This consisted of hundreds of hours of tape loops being played to the patient through earphones, special helmets or speakers in the sensory isolation room. The tape loops repeated statements of supposed psychological significance.

Ross, in the introduction to his book, curiously stands up for the CIA, laying all blame for the atrocities at the door of the psycho-establishment psychiatrists and institutions. While Ross deserves all accolades for his humanitarian work in exposing their abuses, he apparently has never made the observation that bunnies do not bed down with snakes.

Wherever anyone would like to lay the blame, the fact of the CIA having been in a decades long war—that continues right now—to control the minds of men, both individually and collectively, is inarguable.

It’s also inarguable that the enemy in its war never was the Soviet Union during the so-called Cold War. That is a specious argument because both nations were working toward the same goal: enslavement of the minds of men. They were on the same side.

They both had one common enemy, though: L. Ron Hubbard. He had turned them both down when they attempted to lure or conscript him into their service to use Dianetics or Scientology for mind control. By 1955, he reported to the FBI that there had been three attempts by the Russians to lure him into coming there and working for them, even promising him the use of Pavlov’s laboratories. In that same year, in a Professional Auditor’s Bulletin article titled “Psychiatrists,” Hubbard gave a glimpse of the consequences that had befallen Dianetics and Scientology organizations—perfectly reflecting the exact types of actions that the CIA and the psycho-establishment were involved in at the time, but which wouldn’t be publically exposed for 20 more years:

I could tell you about long strings of psychotics run in on the [Dianetics] Foundation and the [Scientology] Association, sent in to us by psychiatrists who then, using LSD and pain-drug- hypnosis, spun them and told everyone Dianetics and Scientology drove people insane.

There’s no question that the agency behind such tactics aimed at Hubbard was the Agency: the CIA. It was the major “pusher” for the world’s supply of LSD, and would soon flood it all over the country through its drug distribution network of psychiatrists, mafia hoods, and other scum that did its bidding.

That same year, 1955, the deadly serious operations by the CIA-Cult against Hubbard and Scientology became almost comical in the way Hubbard seemed to play cat-and- mouse with them. That is illustrated by one brief timeline:

15 c. March 1955
Hubbard sends a dispatch by wire to the US Department of Defense, “concerning a solution to brainwashing.” [NOTE: Later events imply that Hubbard may have been “dying the waters” to see where such a suggestion would lead. It led to an attack by the IRS on the Hubbard Association of Scientologists in Phoenix, Arizona, closing its doors. It would not be the last time that the US sicced the IRS dawgs on Scientology. —Ed.]

11 July 1955
Hubbard notifies the FBI of the dispatch sent in March 1955 to the US Department of Defense about a solution to brainwashing.

15 August 1955
Just over a month after Hubbard’s letter to the FBI about brainwashing, the staff of CIA Director Allen W. Dulles completes a classified report entitled “A Report on Communist Brainwashing.”

4 September 1955
Less than three weeks after the CIA produced its internal report, Hubbard sends a letter off to a printer in Wichita, Kansas, ordering 2,000 copies of a saddle-stitched softcover book that would later become famous as “The Brainwashing Manual,” its official title being, “Brain- Washing: A Synthesis of the Russian Textbook on Psychopolitics.” [NOTE: There have been accusations and popular speculation that Hubbard himself wrote the booklet to expose how the psycho-establishment worked both sides of the Cold War, but he never claimed authorship and it has never been proven. —Ed.]

7 September 1955
Hubbard sends another letter to the FBI, this time almost openly taunting them about his having gotten the jump on and having one-upped the Department of Defense and the CIA: “I am getting additional copies of the material which was offered to the Defense Department since that agency has not acknowledged or returned anything shipped to it about brain- washing [sic: brainwashing], and when I have these copies I will send one to you, for this is the only starting place I know about for this outbreak [emphasis added], and the matter, while far from conclusive, at least tells me that something went astray which was dangerous in the wrong hands [emphasis added].”

Had Hubbard known exactly what was being done inside the hallowed halls of the FBI, Langley CIA Headquarters, and the Department of Defense concerning brainwashing? There’s no way of knowing for certain, but it must have been a source of embarrassment for FBI Director J. Edgar Hoover that Hubbard had sent these letters and the “Brainwashing Manual” to the FBI, but CIA Director Dulles didn’t send Hoover a copy of the CIA’s own report on brainwashing for seven more months, on 25 April 1956.

Hubbard resolutely refused to allow any government to gain any monopoly on Dianetics or Scientology, and when he later developed the secret Scientology OT Levels, he slammed the door on government intelligence agencies ever getting their hands on them—that is, until Hal Puthoff, Ingo Swann, Pat Price, and Watergate came along.

In a 10 April 1953 talk to a Princeton University National Alumni Conference, the Director of Central Intelligence, Allen W. Dulles, wondered aloud if the people of the United States realized “how sinister the battle for men’s minds” had become “in Soviet hands.” It was typical of the disingenuous in-your-face arrogance of Dulles and his cronies, because it was a foreshadowing of how sinister the battle for men’s minds would become in the hands of Dulles, his CIA gang of criminals, and his successor directors as they carried out their own unspeakable atrocities against humankind. Those atrocities ramped up to a whole new level just three days after the Dulles talk at Princeton—on Monday, 13 April 1953, when Dulles unleashed the CIA’s MK-ULTRA, a program of premeditated torture and brutality dreamed up by Richard Helms.

As amoral and repulsive as the battle for men’s minds was, it only ran second to the CIA’s battle for men’s souls.



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Sunday, 17 December 2017 by

Who controls the past controls the future. Who controls the present controls the past.
― George Orwell, 1984

We’ll know our disinformation program is complete when everything the American public believes is false.
—William Casey, Director of Central Intelligence

It has recently been brought to our attention that on 15 May 2017, a Wikipedia user named Celestia Jung made major, significant edits to Wikipedia’s “Watergate scandal” page. Before Jung’s edits, much of the page was pure fiction, a regurgitation of the same lame “Official Story” of Watergate that is hopelessly full of holes, lies, and impossible contradictions—all of them exposed for what they are in Ashton Gray’s Watergate: The Hoax.

According to Wikipedia’s own records of the change-history of the article, Celestia Jung added 26 references as citations in the article, and laid out an exceptionally well-researched and factually accurate account of facts about Watergate that—unfortunately for Watergate disinformation specialists—blow the “Official Story” to shreds. The added references included, for example, vitally important FBI documents, Congressional testimony, and legal depositions. Among the references, Jung also included citations to Gray’s 600-page groundbreaking exposé, Watergate: The Hoax. That book alone contains almost 500 citations to crucial government documents and private papers, some of them never before published.

The pack of disinformation jackals at Wikipedia completely eradicated Celestia Jung’s edits, censored and banned Watergate: The Hoax as a source, and then threatened to ban Celestia Jung’s account.

Because of the importance of the incontrovertible facts we have found to have been laid out in Celestia Jung’s edits and additions to the Wikipedia “Watergate scandal” page, we are going to reproduce it here just as it appeared on Wikipedia, including the citations and references. NOTE: Because of problems in the conversion process from the Wikipedia version to this blog software, we have renumbered the footnotes in order to include only those germane to the section that Celestia Jung had edited:

Break-ins and wiretaps at the DNC’s Watergate headquarters

The “Gemstone” plans

In early 1972, G. Gordon Liddy, having recently been appointed as Finance Counsel for the Committee for the Re-Election of the President (CRP), presented three different versions of a campaign intelligence plan, seeking approval and funding from CRP. E. Howard Hunt, a veteran of the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency who was working as a “consultant” to the White House at the time, aided Liddy in his presentations. Liddy and Hunt gave the plans a code name: “Gemstone.” Whether any version of the plan was approved has been contested in sworn testimony by those involved, and no documented proof of any approval ever has been in evidence.[1][2][3]:393-403

Gemstone 1

On Thursday, 27 January 1972, Liddy made his first Gemstone presentation to CRP’s Acting Chairman Jeb Stuart Magruder, Attorney General John Mitchell, and Presidential Counsel John Dean. It involved extensive illegal activities against the Democratic Party. According to the CIA, Liddy, at the time, was under “special clearances” from the CIA.[4] E. Howard Hunt arranged for the CIA to create elaborate charts used in Liddy’s presentation.[2] According to Dean, this marked “the opening scene of the worst political scandal of the twentieth century and the beginning of the end of the Nixon presidency”.[5] Mitchell viewed the plan as unrealistic and refused to approve it.

Gemstone 2

The second Liddy presentation to Mitchell, Dean, and Magruder for proposed political intelligence activities was made on Friday, 4 February 1972, and the budget had been reduced to $500,000. Liddy has sworn under oath that the Democratic National Committee‘s (DNC) headquarters at the Watergate Complex in Washington, D.C. was not a proposed target for any “surreptitious entry” or electronic surveillance in the 4 February 1972 proposal, or in any plan he ever submitted.[2] John Mitchell declined to approve the second proposal.[1]

Gemstone 3

In Congressional testimony, Magruder alleged that Mitchell approved a third version of Liddy’s plan on Thursday, 30 March 1972, while staying in Key Biscayne, Florida. Magruder also alleged that part of the plan was to break into the DNC headquarters at the Watergate—ostensibly to photograph campaign documents and install listening devices in telephones. (Magruder later was convicted of and sentenced to jail for perjury.) Mitchell denied in sworn testimony that he ever approved any Liddy plan at all.[1] According to Liddy, Magruder alone, in a closed-door meeting in Magruder’s office at “the end of April” 1972, ordered him to organize a break-in at DNC headquarters to plant electronic “bugs” and to photograph documents.[2] Liddy was nominally in charge of the operation, but has since insisted that he was duped by Dean and at least two of his subordinates. These included former CIA officers E. Howard Hunt and James McCord, then-CRP Security Coordinator. (John Mitchell had by then resigned as Attorney General to become chairman of the CRP.)[6]

Set-up for “first break-in”

On or about Friday, 31 March 1972, James McCord placed a phone call to the Watkins-Johnson Company, Communications Electronics Incorporated (CEI) division, in Rockville, Maryland, to inquire about surveillance receivers. A salesman named John Bussler said that CEI had one like McCord wanted, a Receiving System Type RS-111-1B-12, but that it had to be refurbished, so McCord should call back in a few weeks.[7]

On Thursday, 20 April 1972, James McCord went to the Howard Johnson motel across the street from the Watergate complex and placed a deposit on room 419, which faced DNC headquarters. He reserved it in the name of his own company, McCord Associates, and said he would be back soon to actually book the dates he would have it.[8] The call to Watkins-Johnson and the deposit on room 419 were prior to the alleged closed-door meeting between Magruder and Liddy at the “end of April,” indicating that McCord already was planning an operation involving DNC headquarters at the Watergate before any order was issued for a break-in there.[3]:78-81

On Monday, 24 April 1972, McCord placed an order with Bell & Howell for four Kelcom III transceivers, or walkie-talkies. Although the walkie-talkies were ostensibly for security at the upcoming Republican National Convention, then planned for San Diego, California, McCord specified on the order frequencies for usage exclusively in Washington, D.C.[9] This is further evidence of McCord’s prior knowledge of plans for a clandestine operation in D.C.[3]:80-81

On Monday, 1 May 1972, McCord again called the Watkins-Johnson Company, CEI division, seeking information on the surveillance receiver he had called about earlier—which could be used to monitor electronic eavesdropping devices. He arranged with salesman Roy Scherrer to come pick it up soon and to pay cash for it.[10]

Later on 1 May, McCord placed a late-night phone call to a former FBI agent living in Connecticut named Alfred C. Baldwin III. McCord hired Baldwin sight-unseen, over the phone, offering Baldwin work in Washington, D.C., starting the following morning. McCord testified in Congress that he had selected Baldwin’s name from a registry published by the Society of Former Special Agents of the FBI to work for CRP, but investigative reporter Jim Hougan has described Baldwin as “somehow special and perhaps well known to McCord.”[11]:135 Investigative author Ashton Gray says that the weight of evidence “supports the conclusion that Baldwin had been hand-selected well in advance by CIA.”[3]:34 Baldwin ultimately would be assigned by McCord to use the surveillance receiver McCord had arranged that day to purchase.

Baldwin arrived in D.C. the following morning, 2 May, and initially served as a bodyguard to Martha Mitchell, the wife of John Mitchell, who was living in Washington. Baldwin accompanied Mrs. Mitchell on a trip to the Midwest and to New York for six days.[3]:34-35 On Friday, 5 May, while Baldwin was away, McCord went back to the Howard Johnson and activated his deposit to rent room 419, giving an “in date” of 5 May, even though McCord had reserved it with a deposit over two weeks earlier.[3]:87

Baldwin returned to D.C. with Martha Mitchell on Monday, 8 May. On their return, Mrs. Mitchell described Baldwin as “the gauchest character I’ve ever met,”[11]:136 saying to her personal secretary that he was “pushy, vocal, and someone who would not stay in the background.”[12] McCord relieved Baldwin of bodyguard duties for Mrs. Mitchell, instructing him to stay in room 419 at the Howard Johnson’s motel across the street from the Watergate complex. According to records of the FBI, McCord was directly paying Baldwin in cash, as well as paying for the motel room. In a little over six weeks, McCord gave Baldwin cash amounts totaling at least $2,200—which in 2017 dollars is equivalent to over $12,800.[3]:75

On Wednesday, 10 May 1972, McCord traveled to Rockville, Maryland, where he purchased the CEI Receiving System Type RS-111-1B-12, serial number 132, from Watkins-Johnson Company, paying $3,500 in cash. (That is approximately $20,400 in 2017 dollars.) It is the only such receiver McCord bought. He described it in Congressional testimony as “a very sophisticated and complex receiver with what is called a very high degree of sensitivity; that is, it is capable of picking up very weak transmissions.” It could only pick up signals from one transmitter at a time.[4]

On Monday, 22 May 1972, six men from Miami arrived by plane in Washington, D.C. They had been “recruited” by Hunt and Liddy to carry out a mission in D.C. They were: Bernard Barker, Eugenio Martínez, Virgilio Gonzales, Frank Sturgis, Renaldo Pico, and Filipe DeDiego. They all were traveling under aliases.[13] All of them had at one time worked for the CIA. One of them, Gonzales, was actively on CIA payroll and had a CIA case officer in Miami that he reported to. Gonzales was a locksmith and had been “recruited” by Liddy and Hunt to pick locks.[3]:xvi-xvii[4]

The “first break-in” at DNC headquarters—Memorial Day weekend 1972

According to Congressional and court testimony by the perpetrators—much of it irreconcilably contradictory—three separate attempts were made to break in to DNC headquarters in the Watergate over Memorial Day weekend in 1972: 26, 27, and 28 May. The first two attempts ostensibly failed. The third attempt purportedly was successful.[11]:139-157

Friday, 26 May 1972: The “Ameritas dinner” break-in attempt

Baldwin claimed in his Congressional testimony that on 26 May, he drove from Hamden, Connecticut, where he had gone to pick up his car, to Washington, D.C.—a distance of about 300 miles (500 km)—returning to room 419 at the Howard Johnson motel across from the Watergate. From Baldwin’s testimony:

ALFRED BALDWIN: When I entered the room, there were numerous items of electronic equipment in the room. When I entered the room, it was approximately 2 in the afternoon, I believe, about that hour. Mr. McCord was in the room and operating one of the receiver units. At that time, I did not know what it was. He explained it.

— Alfred Baldwin testimony, U.S. Congress[14]

Baldwin went on to claim in testimony that Hunt and Liddy came to room 419 that afternoon, and McCord introduced them to each other. Baldwin also claimed that he was there at the motel that night with McCord when an alleged first attempt to break into the DNC headquarters took place.

Yet the FBI located an eyewitness who emphatically placed Baldwin 300 miles (500 km) away, in Hamden, Connecticut, that night, at a social event:

John S. Dantscher . . . said [that] on the evening of May 26, 1972, he and his wife attended a social gathering at the home of Walter Walsh, 126 Bedford Avenue, Hamden, Connecticut, which was also attended by Walsh’s mother, Alfred Baldwin, and John Dantscher’s mother. During this social affair Baldwin presented Dantscher and his wife with photographs taken at their wedding.

— SAs Emmett J. Michaels and SA Robert C. Puckett, Federal Bureau of Investigation[15]

During re-interview . . . Dantscher again referred to personal date book and confirmed date of social affair as May 26 . . . He stated that according to his own notations in date book, he attended business affair at local high school on May 24; on May 25 he attended a dinner engagement with other friends; and on May 27 he departed New Haven area on weekend cruise in Atlantic Ocean. He is positive event attended by Baldwin at Walsh home was held on Friday, May 26 1972.

— Special Agent in Charge, New Haven, Federal Bureau of Investigation[16][3]:38, 111

Bernard Barker had scheduled a dinner for “businessmen” to be held that Friday night, 26 May, in the Watergate complex’s Continental Room, which had a door connecting to a corridor leading to elevators and stairs. Barker had booked the room in the name of a shell corporation he had set up in Florida: Ameritas, Inc. According to Congressional and courtroom testimony by the perpetrators, plus personal accounts and autobiographies, the plan was to stretch out the dinner until there was an opportunity for the men to slip through the connecting door and gain access to the DNC headquarters by staircase or elevator. “The key” to the plan according to Liddy, was for McCord to disable an alarm on the connecting door, but McCord didn’t show up for the dinner, so didn’t disable the alarm, which is what supposedly foiled the plan.[3]:107-123 Jim Hougan, though, established that no alarm ever had existed on the connecting door at all.[11]:145

Liddy claimed in his autobiography, Will, that he was at the dinner, and ate McCord’s meal. Later, though, Liddy said under oath that he “was not at that dinner.”[2]

Hunt claimed in testimony and in his autobiography that he inadvertently had gotten locked inside the Continental Room, along with lockpicker Virgilio Gonzales, and that both men spent the night locked up there until they were able to slip out after daybreak—purportedly because of the alarm (which never existed). Gonzales gave similar testimony in Congress.[17][18][11]:139-148[3]:107-123 Yet Alfred Baldwin claimed that he saw Hunt in a car later that night outside McGovern headquarters in D.C.[19][3]:125-134

Concerning the many contradictions in the co-conspirators’ claims about that night, Hougan says: “Clearly, a hoax is in the works. For whatever reason, Hunt and Gonzalez [sic, Gonzales] have connived with McCord—and perhaps with others—to lie about their activities and whereabouts.”[11]:148 Gray says the reason was “to give James McCord, E. Howard Hunt, and G. Gordon Liddy alibis for their whereabouts on Memorial Day weekend 1972.”[3]:73

Saturday, 27 May 1972: The “wrong lockpicks” break-in attempt

According to conflicting accounts by several of the co-conspiritors in testimony and autobiographies, a “second attempt” to break into DNC headquarters was made during the night of Saturday, 27 May 1972. Ostensibly, the would-be burglars managed to get inside the Watergate complex through a door in the parking garage, and up to the floor where DNC headquarters were, but the break-in attempt failed because Virgilio Gonzales had brought the wrong lockpicks. Hunt and Liddy claim that he was put on a plane to fly back to Miami that day and get the correct lockpicks.[11]:148-151[3]:134-140 According to Gray: “Other than the testimony of the co-conspirators, there is no evidence to support or verify any of the accounts of a second break-in attempt on the night of Saturday, 27 May 1972.”

Sunday, 28 May 1972: The “successful” break-in attempt

The Watergate co-conspirators have claimed that on the night of 28 May 1972, they successfully entered the Watergate complex and made their way to DNC headquarters, where Gonzales successfully picked the lock on the front door, gaining them entrance.[4]

McCord claims to have planted two electronic eavesdropping devices—or “bugs”—on phones in DNC headquarters that night, but he has contradicted himself in different accounts, and has contradicted Liddy, who ostensibly had set the priorities and “targets” for the bugs.[3]:41-50, 141-149 In Congressional testimony, McCord said he’d had instructions from Liddy to place one bug on “specifically, Mr. O’Brien’s telephone extension,” and to install the other where it “might provide information of interest.” [4] Larry O’Brien was the national chairman of the Democratic National Committee—but O’Brien had “moved his offices, and most of his files” to Miami at the time.[11]:81 In McCord’s autobiographical account A Piece of Tape, he claimed he had been asked by Liddy to “install only one device,” but had brought along another as “insurance,” in case it was needed. According to McCord’s accounts, he placed the first bug on the telephone of Robert Spencer Oliver, who was the executive director of the Association of State Democratic Chairmen, not on O’Brien’s phone, then planted the “insurance” bug on an extension that McCord says was O’Brien’s.[3]:41-50, 141-149

Liddy has claimed that there never were any instructions for McCord to plant two phone bugs. According to his testimony under oath:

LIDDY: So far as I understood, they did what they were supposed to do, which was to place a tap on the telephone in the office of Lawrence O’Brien and to place a room monitoring device in the office of Lawrence O’Brien. … There were two things they were to do. One was the telephone of Larry O’Brien, wiretap, and the other was a room monitoring device of Larry O’Brien’s office.

— G. Gordon Liddy, videotaped deposition[2]

Regardless of the claimed number of bugs or locations, McCord had purchased only one receiver that could pick up a signal from any such bug, and it could only receive from one bug at a time, monitored through headphones. According to McCord’s claims in Congressional testimony, it took him “about two days” to tune in even one such bug, and McCord had experience with such electronic devices. It would have been impossible for Baldwin, or anyone, to monitor two such bugs, even if more than one bug ever had been installed and working.[3]:41-50

The FBI found no evidence that O’Brien’s phone ever was bugged.[20] In fact, the only independent evidence that ever has existed concerning the alleged bugs came from two separate and thorough security surveys of DNC headquarters instigated by the FBI. The first was conducted by the Chief of Security of the Chesapeake and Potomac Telephone Company—who had installed the phones—on Saturday, 17 June and Sunday, 18 June 1972. They physically inspected “all telephone installations and telephone equipment” in the DNC, and reported to the FBI that no bugs were found. Another thorough inspection was conducted by “technically trained agents of the FBI Laboratory” on Thursday, 29 June and Friday, 30 June 1972. They found no “electronic surveillance equipment.”[13][3]:41-50, 141-149

Neither the FBI nor any trier of fact ever had any physical evidence that any such “first break-in” of DNC headquarters actually took place, or that any bugs ever were planted in DNC over Memorial Day weekend 1972; the only evidence ever used consisted of the conflicting and contradictory “confessions” and testimony of the co-conspirators themselves.[3]:73-151

Alleged “photographs” of the “first break-in”

On 22 June 1972, the FBI located a witness named Michael Richardson who said he had developed and printed 38 exposed negatives at a photography processing shop in Miami. The film had been dropped off there on 10 June by Bernard Barker, one of the Watergate co-conspirators. According to Richardson, the photos were of documents that were “headed Chairman Democratic National Committee,” and a few of them had the name of Lawrence O’Brien on them. Richardson said that the documents had been photographed while being held down on a shag carpet by hands wearing “clear type gloves.”[21]

There was no shag carpet anywhere in DNC headquarters, or in the motel rooms that had been occupied by Barker and his fellow co-conspirators during the Memorial Day weekend operation.[11]:156-157

Also, while Barker claimed in his Congressional testimony that he and Martinez had been assigned to photograph documents during the purported “first break-in,” he also said that they never had been in Lawrence O’Brien’s office.[4][3]:580

The photographs that Michael Richardson described to the FBI were never found or submitted as physical evidence in any trial or hearing.

Alleged Baldwin “logs” of wiretaps

Alfred Baldwin claims that on McCord’s orders, he used the CEI Receiving System Type RS-111-1B-12 during the several weeks between 29 May and 17 June 1972 to monitor one bug in DNC headquarters, ostensibly one planted on the phone of Spencer Oliver. Liddy, McCord, and Baldwin all claim that one of the two purported bugs wasn’t working—which was convenient, because Baldwin only had one receiver to monitor.[4][3]:41-50, 141-149

Baldwin also claimed that as part of his monitoring duties, he made “logs”—at first by hand, then using an electric typewriter that McCord furnished—to document the phone conversations he was eavesdropping on. In Congressional testimony, Baldwin claimed under oath that he typed the conversations “almost verbatim” as he was listening to them through headphones:

SENATOR ERVIN: The information you got while you were at the Howard Johnson from the Democratic headquarters, what form was it in when you gave it to Mr. McCord?

ALFRED BALDWIN: The initial day, the first day that I recorded the conversations was on a yellow sheet. On Memorial Day … when he returned to the room he brought an electric typewriter, he instructed me in the upper left-hand corner to print, or by typewriter, the unit, the date, the page and then proceed down into the body and in chronological order put the time and then the contents of the conversation. I used— As unit I used the exact frequency that we were monitoring, and after about two days Mr. McCord came back and said change that; anybody reading these things is going to know the frequency.

SENATOR ERVIN: And you typed a summary of the conversations you overheard?

ALFRED BALDWIN: Well, they weren’t exactly a summary, I would say almost verbatim, Senator.

SENATOR ERVIN: Almost verbatim.

— Alfred Baldwin III, U.S. Congress, testimony of witnesses[4]

Only Liddy, McCord, and Baldwin ever claimed to have seen the purported Baldwin logs, and no such logs have ever been in evidence in any trial or hearing. According to Liddy, he destroyed them. Liddy’s secretary Sally Harmony testified in Congress that she typed up logs that she thought might have come from eavesdropped conversations, but she did not type them from any logs created by Baldwin; she typed out logs that Liddy had dictated for her to type.[4][3]:51-70

The 16-17 June 1972 break-in

G. Gordon Liddy has claimed in sworn testimony that on 12 June 1972, in another closed-door meeting, Jeb Magruder, and Magruder alone, ordered him to “go back into” DNC headquarters, purportedly to “fix” a defective bug,[22] and to photograph documents in Lawrence O’Brien’s desk.[2]

As for the allegedly defective bug, McCord only had purchased one receiver usable for that kind of monitoring, so attempting to install or fix a second bug would have been pointless—if there had been any bugs in DNC headquarters at all, but the FBI never found any. [23] As for O’Brien’s desk, O’Brien had relocated his operations to Miami in preparation for the upcoming Democratic National Convention.

Nevertheless, five of the co-conspirators broke into DNC headquarters during the night of Friday, 16 June, continuing into the early hours of Saturday, 17 June: James McCord, Bernard Barker, Virgilio Gonzales, Eugenio Martinez, and Frank Sturgis. This time, they didn’t bother with the finesse of Gonzales picking the DNC headquarters door lock; they took it off its hinges.[11]:198[3]:446

Shortly after midnight on June 17, 1972, Frank Wills, a security guard at the Watergate Complex, noticed tape covering the latches on some of the doors in the complex staircase leading from the underground parking garage to several offices (allowing the doors to close but remain unlocked). He removed the tape, thinking that it might have been maintenance crews. But when he returned an hour later and discovered that someone had retaped the locks, Wills called the police. McCord had done the retaping, even knowing that Wills would be making rounds again.[11]:185-204 Hougan says: “The conclusion is inescapable that McCord sabotaged the June 16 break-in to protect an ongoing CIA operation.”[11]:212

The five men were discovered inside the DNC office and arrested. Although McCord had electronic equipment on him at the time of his arrest, and other electronic equipment later was discovered in Hunt’s White House safe, none of it ever had been installed in DNC headquarters. Gray has described the equipment and other evidence found in the possession of the perpetrators as “theatrical props planted to be ‘found.'”[3]:62 Eventually they were charged with attempted burglary and attempted interception of telephone and other communications.

On September 15, a grand jury indicted them, as well as Hunt and Liddy,[24] for conspiracy, burglary, and violation of federal wiretapping laws. The five burglars who broke into the office were tried by a jury, Judge John Sirica officiating, and either pled guilty or were convicted on January 30, 1973.[25]

On the morning of 18 June 1972, G. Gordon Liddy called Jeb Magruder in Los Angeles and informed him that “the four men arrested with McCord were Cuban freedom fighters, whom Howard Hunt recruited.” Initially Nixon’s organization and the White House quickly went to work to cover up the crime and any evidence that might have damaged the president and his reelection.[26]


  1. ^ a b c Judiciary Committee Impeachment Inquiry (9 May 1974). Statement of Information; Events Prior to the Watergate Break-In, December 2, 1971-June 17, 1972
  2. ^ a b c d e f g Transcript of videotaped deposition of G. Gordon Liddy, 6 December 1996, United States District Court for the District of Columbia No. 92-1807: Maureen K. Dean and John W. Dean, Plaintiffs, v. St. Martin’s Press, Inc., Len Colodny, Robert Gettlin, G. Gordon Liddy, and Phillip Mackin Bailley, Defendants. Washington, D.C.
  3. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x Gray, Ashton (28 May 2016). Watergate: The Hoax. Chalet Books. ISBN 9780979960277. 
  4. ^ a b c d e f g h i U.S. Congress (1974). Testimony of witnesses: hearings before the Committee on the Judiciary, House of Representatives, Ninety-third congress, second session, pursuant to H. Res. 803, a resolution authorizing and directing the Committee on the Judiciary to investigate whether sufficient grounds exists for the House of Representatives to exercise its constitutional power to impeach Richard M. Nixon, President of the United States of America, Book III, 93rd Cong.
  5. ^ Dean, John W. The Nixon Defense, p. xvii, Penguin Group, 2014 ISBN 978-0-670-02536-7
  6. ^ a b Lawrence Meyer, “John N. Mitchell, Principal in Watergate, Dies at 75”, The Washington Post, November 10, 1988
  7. ^ FBI Report of 13 July 1972 by SA Dennis F. Hoffman, Rockville, Maryland, File # WFO 139-166
  8. ^ FBI (23 April 1973). Summary of Investigative Reports in the Case James Walter McCord, Jr., and Others, Burglary of Democratic National Committee Headquarters, June 17, 1972, Interception of Communications
  9. ^ FBI Teletype of 20 June 1972.
  10. ^ FBI Report of 13 July 1972 by SAs Dennis F. Hoffman and Michael J. King, Rockville, Maryland, File # WFO 139-166
  11. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l Hougan, Jim (November 1984). Secret Agenda: Watergate, Deep Throat, and the CIA. Random House. ISBN 0394514289. 
  12. ^ FBI Report of 30 June 1972 by SAs Robert E. Lill and Donald E. Stukey II, Washington, D.C.
  13. ^ a b FBI Office of Planning and Evaluation (5 July 1974). Watergate Investigation, Analysis
  14. ^ U.S. Congress (1973). Presidential Campaign Activities of 1972, Senate Resolution 60, Book 1, 93rd Cong. (Testimony of Alfred C. Baldwin III)
  15. ^ FBI Report of 23 June 1972 by SA Emmett J. Michaels and SA Robert C. Puckett/RCP at Hamden, Connecticut, File # NH 139-74
  16. ^ FBI Teletype of 11 a.m. 26 July 1972 from SAC, New Haven (139-74) 2P to Acting Director, FBI (139-166) and SAC, WFO (139-4089)
  17. ^ E. Howard Hunt testimony, December 17, 1973; 13–15 Executive Session
  18. ^ Virgilio Gonzales testimony, December 10, 1973; 9–11 SSC Executive Session
  19. ^ Alfred Baldwin testimony, May 24, 1973; 1 SSC 399–401, 410–11
  20. ^ a b c d Jeff Stein (July 16, 2013). “Watergate Bugging-Again: Newly released wiretap list raises questions on ’72 break-in”. AND Magazine. Retrieved September 8, 2014. 
  21. ^ FBI Teletype of 22 June 1972
  22. ^ a b Robert Pear (June 14, 1992). “WATERGATE, THEN AND NOW; 2 Decades After a Political Burglary, the Questions Still Linger”. The New York Times. Retrieved May 18, 2015. 
  23. ^ NOTE: On 13 September 1972, months after the Watergate break-in, a bug was “discovered” on Spencer Oliver’s phone after a complaint by a secretary at DNC headquarters. The crime scene had been hopelessly compromised by that time, and according to FBI reports, the device was an old and unsophisticated “bug” with a very short range, and it was not operational. The FBI felt that the “discovery” was suspicious. According to Hougan, page 246: “The consensus of the experts whom the FBI questioned was that the device recovered from Oliver’s phone was a ‘throwaway’—a device installed to be found.”
  24. ^ Dickinson, William B.; Mercer Cross; Barry Polsky (1973). “Watergate: Chronology of a Crisis”. 1. Washington D. C.: Congressional Quarterly Inc.: 4. ISBN 0-87187-059-2. OCLC 20974031. 
  25. ^ Sirica, John J. (1979). To Set the Record Straight: The Break-in, the Tapes, the Conspirators, the Pardon. New York: Norton. p. 44. ISBN 0-393-01234-4. 
  26. ^ Genovese, Michael A. The Watergate Crisis. Westport, CT: Greenwood Publishing Group, 1999. p.4

Attack of Wikipedia’s Pack of Deep-State Disinformation Jackals

Celestia Jung’s accurate, factual, and very well-sourced work had hardly been on Wikipedia for 24 hours before it was under attack by its Big-Brother Thought Police. As a public service, we are going to reproduce here the exact messages from the “Talk” section of the Wikipedia “Watergate scandal” pages showing the depth of dishonesty, bigotry, and holier-than-thou disinformation censorship being run there:

Celestia Jung 21:33, 15 May 2017 (UTC)
I have made numerous edits to the first section, renaming it and rewriting much of it to reflect accurate and verifiable facts. In doing so, I added 26 new references, including Congressional documents and FBI reports. I also added many citations to some of those sources where the previous content had a lot of “citation needed” codes. I have made every good faith effort to make this a comprehensive and informative article in accordance with Wikipedia policies. A great deal of work has gone into this edit and finding reputable sources. Please consider carefully before undoing this work. Thanks.

Usernamekiran 22:11, 15 May 2017 (UTC) {{reply to|Celestia Jung}}
I didn’t read it carefully yet, but I skimmed through it. As far as I can tell, it is a good edit.

Celestia Jung 15:44, 16 May 2017 (UTC)
Thank you. A lot of research and work went into it, and there is only so much time I can devote to it, but I hope to be able to enhance some of the other sections with solid citations, many of them directly from the FBI’s Watergate files.

Special:Contributionss/ 05:09, 17 May 2017 (UTC)
Can someone please review the edits added by [[User:Celestia Jung]] between May 12 and 15? The contributions seem to be mostly or entirely sourced to ”Watergate: The Hoax”, a poorly referenced book which advances a Scientologist conspiracy theory that Watergate was a CIA operation to cover up an assassination attempt on L. Ron Hubbard.

Celestia Jung|talk]]) 17:42, 17 May 2017 (UTC)
“Poorly referenced”? You obviously don’t have or haven’t read the book. It is 600 pages long with 495 citations, many of them the original FBI documents, many of them ones that never have been published, analyzed, or cited in any other work on Watergate. Also, your allegation that my edits were “mostly or entirely” sourced from that book is false on its face. I cited at least 26 different sources in my edits, including Hougan’s “Secret Agenda,” quotations from actual Watergate legal proceedings and Congressional hearings, and quite a few of the original FBI reports. As for your “conspiracy theory” allegations, there is not a single word of any “conspiracy theory” in my edits. They contain solid, irrefutable facts, solidly sourced. My edits also don’t contain a single word about any “Scientologist” connection, so it sounds like you’re simply trying to foment a biased attack based on—well, based on nothing at all. Your comment is baseless and frivolous, and antipathetic to the intent of Talk pages. If you have a valid complaint about the content, then please refer specifically to which stated fact you challenge, and give a sound, rational reason for challenging it.

EDITED TO ADD: By the way, the entire government case, in court and Congress, was never anything but an elaborate “conspiracy theory.” If you have a non-conspiracy theory of Watergate, how about you present it for all of us? I sure would like to see it. Otherwise, it isn’t the fact of “conspiracy theory ” you object to; you just don’t want anything exposed or documented that might in any way damage your own “conspiracy theory.”

Special:Contribution| 20:08, 17 May 2017 (UTC)
Right. I see you also referenced the equally dubious ”Secret Agenda”, as well as several original documents. My concern is that you have inserted a great deal of heterodox analysis without flagging it as such, possibly including original research. Unfortunately, I don’t have the time to sort through it all at the moment, hence my plea for someone else to review it. I suppose I’ll get around to it eventually.

User:Location|Location 22:57, 17 May 2017 (UTC)
Yeah, Ashton Gray and Jim Hougan are definitely not [[WP:RELIABLE SOURCES]]. On that alone those edits should be reverted entirely. This requires many more eyes than I have, so I’ve posted a notice at [[WP:FTN]].

Geogene|talk]]) 03:03, 18 May 2017 (UTC)
Saw this on FNB. Manually reverted new additions that added info based on Fringe or Primary sources. There may be usable material that I removed, if so, it’s still in the article history.

CHALET REPORTS NOTE: All of Celestia Jung’s edits, additions, and references were wiped out, with the article reverted to its fantasy fiction. Jung attempted to reinstate the edits, additions, and references, which were promptly “reverted” to the original lies and disinformation. Jung was then threatened with having his or her account revoked if there were any more attempts to revert to Jung’s edited version of the facts. Jung then told them what they needed to hear:

Celestia Jung 06:31, 18 May 2017 (UTC)
Those of you who have contributed to this “reversion” are not gatekeepers of truth or fact; you are the most base vandals of knowledge. In a cavalier sweep, you have wiped out of existence inarguable, well-documented, incontrovertible facts, and replaced them with your own reprehensible brand of pure fantasy, which you are knowingly, willfully foisting off on the world at large as “truth.” It is pure fiction, and you peddle it as fact. You are beneath contempt. You are beneath snake-oil salesmen. You are self-anointed, arrogant, disdainful High Priests of your own pet theories and delusions, which you shove down the throats of the rest of the world in unspeakable, haughty totalitarianism—claiming, of course, the “moral high ground.”

You believe in nonexistent “bugs” that the FBI proved conclusively never were installed in DNC headquarters. So you erase out of existence every documented FACT that proves that your delusional beliefs are as insane as belief in gryphons or unicorns, and shove your “religion” of Watergate down the throats of the rest of the world, as though it’s your Eucharist. Not ONE of you can document the existence, ever, of a single working bug planted in DNC headquarters. No, you can’t, any more than you can document the unicorn in your back yard or your stigmata.

You believe in nonexistent “logs” by Baldwin that never existed in the real world. You cannot document the existence, ever, of even one such log—just as not one of you can document the Virgin Mary or Tinkerbell coming and standing at the foot of your bed. But you push this swill off on the world, because it’s your religion, and you are the High Priests of sheer fiction.

You cannot document the existence, ever, of any “alarm” on the door of the Continental Room of the Watergate, because one never existed. It is sheer mythology—yet your ENTIRE BELIEF in the “official story” of Watergate hinges ENTIRELY on blind-faith belief that there WAS an alarm, that there HAD TO BE an alarm where none existed. Why? Because all of the disciples of your mad-dog religion, all of your so-called “reliable sources,” have TOLD you that there had to be an alarm there, otherwise the burglars would have broken in on Friday, 26 May 1972—even though the FBI PROVED that Alfred Baldwin was 300 miles away that night, so could not possibly have participated in the lying FICTION that he foisted off on Congress and the world. Oh, but you lap up the sewage spilled in gallons by Baldwin as though it were the blood of one of your saints, because without his lies—which have been proved conclusively as lies—your entire mythology that you reign as High Priests over goes up in smoke. And that would be a supreme waste of perfectly good smoke.

You sate yourselves like vampires on “reliable sources” like the L.A. Times, who published Baldwin’s original scandalous lies that he had driven back to D.C. on Thursday, 25 May. Have you ever bothered to check your so-called “reliable source”? Well, HAVE YOU? No, you haven’t, because you cling like blithering psychos to your Watergate religion—which is sheer fantasy—and you make sure that all heretics speaking actual facts are excommunicated, banished, silenced. If you had ever bothered to check your “reliable source,” the L.A. Times, you would have learned that the FBI proved conclusively that Baldwin’s car was STILL IN SERVICE AT BRANHAVEN CHRYSLER-PLYMOUTH, just outside of New Haven, Connecticut all day on 25 May. Did you bother to check? No, you didn’t, did you? Ashton Gray did. His book is the first and only book in the annals of all the millions of gallons of ink to find that in the FBI files and reveal the truth to the world. That’s exactly why Baldwin had to change his story in Congress, moving the date of his return to Washington to the next day, 26 May. The only problem is that the FBI also discovered that he was still in Connecticut on THAT day, too. And the ONE AND ONLY SOURCE IN THE HISTORY OF WATERGATE COVERAGE who ever found that out was Ashton Gray. And you call his book “weird”? You have the reprehensible gall to call Gray “unreliable” as a source?

Well, of course you do. You are the High Priests of Lies, Mythology, Fiction, and Fantasy Posing as “Fact.” Anything or anyone challenging your religious fanaticism with actual FACTS has to be pilloried, branded as a heretic, and burned at the stake—fed with the flames of your oh-so-righteous book burning.

You are worse than any vandals who ever trampled truth into the ground. You are worse than those who sacked and destroyed the Library of Alexandria. You poison the very groundwater of mankind’s knowledge with your revolting, autocratic, tyrannical priesthood of arrogance and disdain.

The saddest part, though, is that you believe in fairy tales, and don’t even know it. That kind of ignorance is its own reward.


And so, as it stands right now, Wikipedia’s “Watergate scandal” page is the biggest scandal of all: back to the same old stale and moldy government-packaged conspiracy theory that the world has accepted as the “Official Story” of Watergate. And it is a lie. It is a vicious lie. It was a never anything but a deadly hoax on the United States—and on the world—that overthrew a president, and launched the CIA’s longest-running, blackest secret program in its history.

We have no idea what happened to Celestia Jung. We urge him or her to contact us at because we always can use good, smart, dedicated researchers who have the integrity to follow the truth, and tell the truth, no matter where it goes.

As for Wikipedia, it should be shamed into the infamy it richly deserves. These words of Celestia Jung should be Wikipedia’s eulogy:

You are the most base vandals of knowledge. … You are beneath snake-oil salesmen. You are self-anointed, arrogant, disdainful High Priests of your own pet theories and delusions, which you shove down the throats of the rest of the world in unspeakable, haughty totalitarianism—claiming, of course, the “moral high ground.”
—Celestia Jung

When you want to know the truth about Watergate, when you want to know the cold, hard facts that your government and the Deep State—and Wikipedia—have kept you in the dark about for decades …



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Excerpt: Chapter 20, “The Nixon Problem”

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This is an excerpt from the book  Watergate: The Hoax, by Ashton Gray, now on sale at Amazon, iBooks, Barnes & Noble, and other fine book retailers. This is Chapter 20, “The Nixon Problem”:

You don’t have Nixon to kick around any more.
Richard Nixon

Out, damned spot! Out, I say!
Shakespeare, Macbeth

Nixon . . . hates us.
L. Ron Hubbard

Before this narrative can proceed, it regrettably has to address Richard Nixon. On 20 January 1969, the same day the Greek commercial associations had sent a letter pleading for the Scientologists to be allowed to stay in Greece, he was sworn into office.

It isn’t that he’s a mere footnote to Watergate, the hoax; he was, after all, the President of the United States, and had more indelible blood stains on his hands than Lady Macbeth. There are no tears shed here for Nixon. He got no worse than he deserved.

That said—with gusto—still, history has been unkind to him on the subject of Watergate. Or perhaps that should say that historians and so-called “journalists” and so-called “authors” have been like teenage girls with a gushing crush on him, attributing to him downright godlike powers of conspiracy. “The Official Story” of Watergate, the one pawned off on the world by Woodward-and-Bernstein and the idiots in Congress (but I repeat myself, apologies to Mark Twain), is the biggest and most downright laughable “conspiracy theory” ever concocted. It posits Nixon as some sort of all-powerful Svengali making his army of mindless automatons do his bidding—apparently through telepathy, because not one scrap of evidence ever has surfaced, anywhere, even slightly linking him to a single order for any of the CIA-connected Watergate thugs to do anything they did.

It seems that somebody, somewhere, should get around to noticing that.

At every moment after the arrests, Nixon looked and sounded like he’d been hit between the eyes with a two-by-four. He was stunned, and from the first instant was trying to play catch-up to the ever-escalating scandal. That’s exactly where Helms had wanted Nixon: trying desperately to figure out what was going on and why, then trying to cover it up because he was informed—after the fact—of what “his people” had been doing. Except the key “his people” were all the CIA’s people, and Nixon was like a stumbling gladiator with arterial bleeding from the first blow. He was going down.

Others can go right on analyzing to death what Nixon did and when and why—but they better do it now with the firm realization that there was no “first-break-in” at all, or they are off wandering in the same swamp as all who have gone before—and never made it out.

The only thing this narrative seeks to do with regard to Nixon is to explore why the CIA had to bring down Nixon at the same time they brought down Hubbard and stole his OT levels. That’s pretty easy to analyze, and doesn’t require any telepathy. It’s spelled out in no uncertain terms by L. Ron Hubbard himself, in a bulletin he wrote on 24 April 1960:[See NOTE below]



A person named Richard M. Nixon will enter his name this Fall at a convention as a citizen aspiring to the Presidency of the United States. Many Scientologists think he is all right because I once quoted him. This is very far from the facts and I hasten to give you the real story why Richard M. Nixon must be prevented at all costs from becoming president.


Two years ago in Washington this man’s name appeared in a newspaper article as uttering an opinion about psychology. I called attention to this opinion as a matter of banal interest in an article.


Shortly two members of the United States Secret Service, stating they had been sent directly by Nixon, entered the establishment of the Founding Church of Washington, DC, armed with pistols, but without warrant or formal complaint, and with foul and abusive language threatened the girls on duty there.


Hulking over desks, shouting violently they stated that they daily had to make such calls on “lots of people” to prevent Nixon’s name from being used in ways Nixon disliked.


These two men stated they were part of Nixon’s office and were acting on his express orders. They said that Nixon believed in nothing the Founding Church or Scientology stood for.


Their conduct before the ladies present was so intolerable that Mary Sue, having heard the shouting and curses from her office, had to come and force these men to leave, which they finally did, but only after she threatened to call the police.


As Scientologists were present, much information was obtained, of course, from these agents as to their routine activities. These were not creditable. Nixon constantly used the service against the voteless and helpless people of Washington to suppress the use of his name.


I am informing you of an exact event. It convinced me that in my opinion Nixon is not fitted to be a president. I do not believe any public figure has a right to suppress the use of his name in articles. I do not believe a public figure should enforce his will on writers or organizations by use of the Secret Service. I believe a democracy ceases to exist when deprived of freedom of speech. I do not believe any man closely connected with psychiatry should hold a high public office since psychiatry has lent its violence to political purposes.


Would you please write your papers and tell your friends that Nixon did this and that his actions against private people in Washington cause us to defy his cravings to be president.


It’s my hope you’ll vote and make your friends vote. But please don’t vote for Nixon. Even his own Secret Service agents assure us he stands for nothing we do.


I do not tell you this because Mary Sue came close to serious injury at Nixon’s hands. I tell you this because I think psychiatry and all Fascist-Commie forces have had their day.


We want clean hands in public office in the United States. Let’s begin by doggedly denying Nixon the presidency no matter what his Secret Service tries to do to us now in Washington. It is better, far better, for us to run the risk of saying this now, while there’s still a chance, than to fail to tell you of it for fear of reprisals and then be wiped out without defence by the Secret Service or other agency if Nixon became president. He hates us and has used what police force was available to him to say so. So please get busy on it. I am only telling a few friends.



So never mind whatever Nixon may or may not have known about CIA involvement in the assassination of John F. Kennedy—which he seemed to call “that whole Bay of Pigs thing”—or how fervently he disliked their Ivy League airs, or how psycho he was, or whether he had an impulse to firebomb the Brookings Institute upon hearing of Ellsberg’s betrayal with the Pentagon Papers blindside haymaker.

That doesn’t matter to what Watergate was. “Watergate” was a CIA code word. “Watergate” was a hoax, and a target of the hoax was Nixon and his stooges.

Everything that matters about Nixon here, in this context, is contained in that bulletin above. It tells exactly why the CIA had to remove Nixon after it took out and nullified Hubbard, and stole his OT levels for the “remote viewing” program. Nixon never would have stood for Scientology being used in his administration for intelligence purposes, had he found out. He hated the Hubbards and Scientology.

That’s also the complete reason why Spiro Agnew had to be taken out as Nixon’s VP: the CIA had Gerald Ford waiting in the wings for Vice President, and Ford was witting. Ford was in the club on “that whole Bay of Pigs thing,” having helped cover it up on the Warren Commission. He also had been brought in early on with the CIA’s plan for the take-down of Hubbard and the craven need for seizing the OT levels in the Coldest War for the minds and souls of men.

Ford also was going to help get revenge on Hubbard for an old and dear friend: he was going to name Nelson Rockefeller as his VP when he took over the presidency from Nixon.

Nelson had a score or two of his own to settle with L. Ron Hubbard. And Nelson had some friends in the psycho-establishment who would be only too eager to help in any way they could.

With the CIA, they had developed lots and lots of ways.

[NOTE] This bulletin is found in several places, in full, on the Internet, as though in the public domain. One source also presented an old hardcopy of this that was described as having been posted on a staff bulletin board at the time of its writing, and that hardcopy had no copyright mark or statement. Also, L. Ron Hubbard himself cancelled this in a later Policy Letter of 10 January 1968, which said in pertinent part: “All statements attacking any political entity or ideology are hereby withdrawn and canceled in any lectures or literature.” Given that this bulletin was so “withdrawn and cancelled,” it cannot have any intrinsic monetary value to be compromised by its reproduction; its value here is strictly its historical value, and this work could not possibly be complete and relevantly commented without the full understanding of its historical impact on events that followed, which this historical work is covering. We therefore feel that its inclusion in full is justified on all levels, including indispensible Fair Use.



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