- Date: January 9, 2005 9:49:50 AM EST
- To: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Subject: Christmas Eve Encounter on Powell Street
- Hello, Congresswoman Pelosi:
- My name is Charlotte Thomson Iserbyt and I live in Bath,
Maine. I am the author of "the deliberate dumbing down of america...A Chronological
Paper Trail" I served as Senior Policy Advisor in the U.S. Department
of Education during President Reagan's first term...was relieved of my
duties for leaking to the press a very important grant related to technology
to which I felt the public should have access. My background also includes
employment by the U.S. Department of State from 1956-1964, working in
Soviet and Middle Eastern affairs, and overseas in South Africa and in
Belgium. I am presently a freelance writer.
- You may recall meeting me on Christmas Eve, about 5 p.m.,
as you were crossing Powell Street in San Francisco. (I was visiting my
son who lives in San Francisco.) I believe you and I had just come out
of Sak's Fifth Avenue. I wouldn't assume you would remember people who
come up to you with questions...out of the blue...but since it was Christmas
Eve I figure you may well recall our meeting. You were most gracious
in taking time to talk to me, a perfect stranger, and it is for that reason
that I am taking the liberty of writing to you.
- I identified myself as a former "conservative Republican"
turned Independent, and said to you that I was very concerned over the
war in Iraq and the use by the Bush Administration of 9/11 to get unconstitutional
legislation passed which endangers the civil rights of Americans. I then
asked you if you were aware of the Bush Administration's hiring of former
Soviet KGB Chiefs (Generals) Yvgeny Primakov and Alexander Karpov to assist
Homeland Security and DARPA in the design of an internal passport for Americans.
You seemed surprised but did seem to recognize the name Primakov. The
subject of hiring of these former KGB Chiefs has occupied much of my time
for almost two years since my two Senators from Maine, Snowe and Collins,
refuse to respond with a YES or NO answer to that question. I have waited
almost two years for a response from Senator Snowe, and six months for
a response from Senator Collins. I, and a colleague, a public school teacher,
have written many letters to both Senators and have visited Senator Snowe's
Portland, Maine office two times, and finally her Chief of Staff, Cheryl,
the former Mayor of a town in Maine, regretfully explained to us that
there was nothing the state office could do for us.
- Since I assume you will be interested in this case, I
am taking the liberty of forwarding to you my latest article, the first
published by the major media, related to this subject, and FINALLY a response
to that published letter from MIchael Bopp, Staff Director and Chief Counsel
for Senator Collins. Evidently the fact that the editor of the Opinion
Page of The Times Record of Brunswick, Maine had the courage to publish
my article, forced Mr. Bopp to react. Great! The Times Record has a fairly
important readership due to its location in midcoast Maine, the home of
Bath Iron Works (shipbuilding), Bowdoin College, and the Brunswick Naval
Air Station which is involved in the war in Iraq.
- You may also wish to go to my website<http://www.deliberatedumbingdown.com>
- click on "Articles", to read articles I have
written on this subject which have been posted on Internet sites over
the past eighteen months.
- I believe you will agree that the hiring of two ex-KGB
Chiefs, one of whom (Primakov) is very close to Saddam Hussein and was
in Baghdad a couple of weeks prior to the U.S. invasion, is very important.
There is so much to this story which has not been touched by the media,
except very recently by Bill Gertz in his article entitled "Pentagon
Ousts Official Who Tied Russia, Iraq Arms" The Washington Times,
12/30/04. Gertz discussed the firing of John Shaw, at Defense, who exposed
fact two former Soviet generals (could one be Primakov?) had been in Iraq
prior to our invasion to help Hussein move WMD out of the country. I will
also forward that information to you.
- This whole story reminds me of the U.S. Government's
hiring of Nazi scientists, etc. after World War II. As the French would
say "plus que ca change, plus que ca reste la meme chose."
- Thank you for taking the time to read this email and
the enclosures which will be emailed separately. I will also send you
these materials via snailmail.
- I look forward to hearing from you.
- Happy New Year!
- Charlotte Thomson Iserbyt
- 1062 Washington Street
- Bath, ME 04530
- 207-442-7899 or 0543
- fax: 442-0551
- Intelligence Reform's Internal Passport
- Those Who Say We Are Safer Are Wrong
- By Charlotte Iserbyt
- Times Record Contributor
- In my humble opinion, Sen. Susan Collins, R-Maine, should
not be allowed to offer lessons in civics at Mt. Ararat Middle School or
any other school (Dec. 8, Sen. Collins offers lesson in civics").
- Her recent and very important role, along with Sen. Joseph
Lieberman, D-Conn., in passage of the Intelligence Reform and Terrorism
Prevention Act of 2004 proves that she knows little about either the U.S.
Constitution or Bill of Rights. Included in this legislation is an internal
passport system that should send chills up the backs of Americans accustomed
to the freedom to travel by air, plane, rail, car or foot.
- On Dec. 7, Rep. Ron Paul, R.-Texas, said the following
regarding the internal passport provision found in the Intelligence Reform
and Terrorism Prevention Act of 2004:
- "Those who are willing to allow the government to
establish a Soviet-style internal passport system because they think it
will make us safer are terribly mistaken. Subjecting every citizen to surveillance
and screening points actually will make us less safe, not in the least
because it will divert resources away from tracking and apprehending terrorists
and deploy them against innocent Americans! Every conservative who believes
in constitutional restraints on government should reject the authoritarian
national ID and the nonsensical intelligence bill itself."
- Sen. Robert Bird, D.-W.Va., said of this legislation:
Congress acted like "... pygmies on the battlefield of history"
rushing to judgment and passing a bad piece of legislation "... like
whipped dogs in the face of political pressure."
- Next year, the Department of Homeland Security (another
monstrous waste of money and resources) will begin issuing so-called "uniformity
regulations" to the sovereign states of the Union requiring that all
driver's licenses and birth certificates meet some federal standards along
with biometrics "security" provisions. Road-block checkpoints
will then be set up and we, the people, for the first time since this Republic
was birthed, just like the slaves in Stalinist Russia, will be required
to "show your papers!"
- Maine citizens also should know that both Sen. Olympia
Snowe, R-Maine, and Sen. Collins are aware of, but unwilling to discuss,
the hiring in 2003 by the Bush administration's Department of Homeland
Security, Office of Information Awareness, of two ex-KGB chiefs (secret
police in the Soviet Union) by the names of Gen. Alexander Karpov and Gen.
Yvgeny Primakov. Primakov was also Premier of Russia in the late nineties,
is a close associate of Saddam Hussein, and was in Baghdad one month prior
to the U.S. invasion, advising Hussein on how to deal with the United States!
- Question: Why would the administration hire such infamous
thugs and enemies of our country?
- Answer: To assist in the development of an internal passport
- The information about Karpov and Primakov was given to
me 18 months ago by two very credible, independent sources: a former covert
intelligence agent in the United States and a well-known journalist/ author
in England who served as economic adviser to Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher.
- Along with several other of the senators' constituents,
I have been asking both of them for a "yes" or "no"
reply as to whether such hiring did take place. It has been 18 months since
I initially wrote to Sen. Snowe. There have been numerous follow-up letters
and e-mails and two visits to her Portland office. It has been six months
since I wrote to Sen. Collins. Neither senator has responded to my requests.
Their unwillingness to provide a simple "yes" or "no"
answer can be interpreted in only one way. I leave it up to the reader
to come to his or her own conclusion.
- Charlotte Thomson Iserbyt lives in Bath.