- In espionage parlance, there is the term
That is, the creation of an entirely or mostly fake background to cover
up details of a spy-type who has somehow surfaced. For example, right after
the murder of President John F. Kennedy, the mass media, without divulging
that they got the data from the American CIA, trumpeted the so-called
of Lee Harvey Oswald, who was actually the CIA patsy, falsely designated
publicly as the "lone assassin", selected ahead of time, unknown
to him, to be blamed for everything, and then murdered right in police
custody to stop further questions.
- Take the case of ROBERT PHILIP HANSSEN, identified on
February 20, 2001, as an alleged "FBI AGENT" who became an
"Russian spy". His father, Howard Hanssen, was a Chicago Police
officer, ostensibly part of the Chicago Police "Red
- Police in big cities like Chicago, New York, and Los
Angeles, starting more or less in the 1920s, began calling some of their
Intelligence Units, "Red Squads". Their mission was to seek out
and destroy labor union organizers, anti-government dissidents, and such,
on the false theory that ALL such were "Reds". Many outspoken
immigrants, because they were activists, because they pressed for higher
wages or better working conditions, were jailed without legal formalities
or proof that they were "Reds", or simply thrown out of the
without remedy or recourse.
- By the 1960s, "Red Squads" were busy targetting
for dirty tricks blacks seeking equal rights sometimes even murdering them;
framing up labor activists on false charges of "bombings"; and
peaceniks, during the Anti-Viet Nam War period, as supposed violence
Documented examples as to how Los Angeles and their police intelligence
unit arranged local political murders and mayhem, are in the book,
Glass House Tapes" [slang for their intelligence unit headquarters]
by Donald Freed and others. A New York City "Red Squad"-type
officer, undercover, posed as the supposed bodyguard of Malcolm X in 1965,
and bent down to be sure he was dead as Malcolm lay mortally wounded on
the floor of an auditorium where the outspoken activist was to have given
a speech. Some contend the agent of the secret political police arranged
for the real assassins to escape and the bloody deed to be blamed on
- A host of details point to the reasonable and obvious
conclusion that Robert Philip Hanssen, because he was exceptionally bright,
was reportedly recruited when he was a teen-ager, by the American CIA with
the reported aid of his father, a reputed "Red Squad" officer.
[Recruitment by teachers, family members, and such is typical of the CIA,
such as the way they separately selected Bill Clinton and Hillary Rodham,
at an early age, for separate tasks for the spy agency. The Clintons being
supposedly "married", actually a marriage of convenience, "a
- In Chicago, the "Red Squad" was part of
Chaos", to disrupt dissidents, and operated under the auspices of
the American CIA, NOT the FBI. The American CIA and their puppet, the
Red Squad, became a matter of documented fact in various Federal Court
anti-spy cases in Chicago in which this writer and his associates played
an instrumental part or actively followed the proceedings, from 1970 and
- Robert Philip Hanssen became proficient in Russian. None
of the accounts, whether in the print media, or radio or television, of
the Establishment Press, state exactly where Hanssen studied Russian or
how he became good at it. Rather, most accounts in the Chicago local press
state he studied dentistry and accounting at Northwestern
- The monopoly press does state, without real details,
that the younger Hanssen got into the Chicago Police Department getting
quickly into the elite, super-secret C-5 unit [not merely street work].
They falsely state that C-5 was to condcut internal investigations of
corruption. The C-5 unit was the CIA's operation, as a small group, within
the Chicago Police Department.
- In Chicago, 1969 to 1975, a group of "street
that worked with the Red Squad and the American CIA, had as their
a retired Naval Intelligence officer. As agents provocateurs, they
in infiltrating Anti-Viet Nam War groups, to disrupt them, by urging them
to get off their chairs, and start up fighting with the police. The purpose
was so the police could disrupt peace parades with violence to be blamed
onto the peaceful marchers. Also, to get the dupes arrested and discredit
the Peace Movement.
- Starting about 1969, and thereafter, I angered the
press by instructing students and others, how to identify provocateurs,
by me conducting seminars at non-elite, working class colleges and
About the same time, I was the first in the U.S. to identify some of the
mass media "reporters" as assets for, or linked to, the American
CIA. [We continue to identify some local "reporters" as linked
to the CIA, by way of our weekly public access Cable TV Program which
a large audience within Chicago.] The big, private, Establishment schools
opposed my open discussion of the dirty tricks provocateurs use to
grass-roots movements. I also conducted classes on this at a local
school, educating classes how to finger provocateurs and put them out of
action. My students became adept. A non-student received my permission
to monitor my class. After class he tried to get some of the students into
violence. Following my instructions, they traced down his finances to a
government spy unit and unmasked him publicly. He fled Chicago.
- By 1975, the American CIA and the Red Squad in Chicago
began trying to throwaway their expendable "street commandoes",
by arranging frame-ups and dirty tricks. The local press began a series
of stories designed to blame all the spying and violence on the
commandoes" who knew that I was an open-minded independent.
- These "street commandoes" did not know who
else to turn to for help, so they called me. With my friends guarding my
address as a precaution, I invited these "cover-blown" spies
to my house. On the phone, I started to give them instructions how to find
me, and they said "Sherman, don't you understand? On orders, many
was the night, we sat in a car, spying on you and meetings at your house,
by looking through your windows. Hey, we know how to find your
Wow! One of them confessed to me, "Sherman, the higher ups told us
to plan to firebomb your house. But we like the way you and your friends
go after crooked judges. So, we violated orders. Now they want to jail
us on frame-ups, to get rid of us and shut our mouths. Hey, come on, help
us go public to finger the CIA, and the secret unit in the Nixon White
House we were working for." They brought me the rough typescript of
their tell-all book they were working on. I went on some local late-night
radio talk shows with one of them who from direct knowledge fingered the
CIA and their bloody tricks IN THE U.S. against the Peace Movement and
- Through all this, the CIA's C-5 unit in Chicago was more
or less exposed. So, C-5 Unit Officer Robert Philip Hanssen left the unit
in December, 1975, and the CIA assigned him to reportedly penetrate another
situation by becoming a supposed "FBI Agent" stationed in
Indiana, just across the state border from Chicago. Hanssen was reportedly
to sniff out high-level FBI treason.
- Just prior to Hanssen leaving the C-5 Unit, I suggested
to some students at the University of Illinois, Chicago Campus, a working
class school, that they contact the faculty advisors to see if they would
approve of my seminars being conducted on campus, including about CIA
operating in the United States in violation of the CIA Charter forbidding
domestic U.S. operations. When the faculty originally opposed it, a very
distinguished looking student offered to help, William Peter Kampiles.
He said he could persuade the faculty to agree to have the seminars in
the largest lecture hall on campus, in the Behavioral Science Buidling.
He was about the only student I saw on campus who came to school each day
in a business suit and jacket. He got the faculty okay.
- From various witnesses and circumstances, I found out
later my seminars were being secretly taped for the espionage agencies
to study my methods of instruction as to provocateurs. I was also shocked
to find out a little later that seminar-organizer Kampiles graduated and
went to work for the American CIA, as a security guard at their
in McLean, Virginia. While stationed there, he was trusted to go all over
the facilities. He somehow grabbed the instruction manual for the
KH-11 CIA satellite which was designed to film over places like the Soviet
Union and then as it crossed the U.S., by parachute drop the film package
near a secret facility in Tennessee. A sizeable reward was given to local
folks there who retrieved the packages and turned them in to a certain
- In Hammond, Indiana, right near Chicago, Kampiles was
put on trial for theft of secrets of the U.S. Government. Kampiles
to defend against these serious charges by showing that he wanted to do
a trick as a double agent, to get promoted within the CIA, in that he
to use the secret manual to infiltrate the Soviet Embassy while he was
visiting in his family's home country, Athens, Greece. The federal judge
in Hammond, however, was dying of cancer[which was not widely known outside
the courthouse] and had no patience to permit Kampiles' CIA-linked attorney
[who had a reported conflict of interest] to defend Kampiles with the
details. The Judge was not about to shift the matter over from Kampiles
to even more serious treason by high-level FBI officials; these traitors
were being reportedly investigated by Hanssen while pretending to be a
reputed "FBI agent". Minus a proper defense, and apparently
Kampiles, my former seminar student and seminar arranger, was found guilty
of treason, or its equivalent under the federal criminal code, and
by the sick judge to over 40 years in federal prison.
- Kampiles had a girl friend who came every day to the
trial. Her father reportedly ran a small restaurant in Chicago preferred
by quite a number of FBI agents. There was reason to believe that Kampiles
and/or others with him were assisting the CIA to keep track of certain
FBI people sort of reportedly like what Hanssen was doing. Kampiles'
from time to time exchanged data with some of us.
- Little-known or discussed, the Federal Bureau of
has operated all the years without any legal charter or federal statute
authorizing it to exist. They were simply created out of the mists and
vapors hovering over the Injustice Department. The American CIA, on the
other hand, is authorized to exist by a known charter. Whether that
empowers them also to arrange or finance the assassination of domestic
and foreign leaders that the CIA does not like, is another matter. Not
adequately publicized is that alleged "President" George W. Bush
has quietly revoked the federal edict, entered when Jimmy Carter was
forbidding the CIA to engage in political assassinations.
- Retired "spooks" contend that there are
five top-level traitors in the FBI giving away to enemies of the U.S.,
America's "family jewels", profound secrets warranting the death
sentence. The U.S. would face a horrendous crisis of crediiblity were the
true apparent background of Robert Philip Hanssen to be allowed to come
out in the Federal Court record and in the monopoly press. As a clandestine
CIA operative reportedly within the FBI, while for years reportedly
treasonous criminality data on top-level FBI officials, Hanssen may have
a very adequate defense to the matters with which he is charged and of
which he may be innocent. Riddled with spies and relying in some instances
on American CIA funds to operate overseas bureaus, the U.S. monopoly press
is in no position to deal with this subject.
- In case some still do not know, the FBI and the American
CIA have been fighting each other from the time the CIA was formed. The
CIA contends the FBI should not be running overseas bureaus and is poaching
on CIA jurisdiction, among other things.
- Details mentioned as to the "street commandoes"
and their links to the CIA, NOT THE FBI, and links to what was a secret
unit of the Nixon White House, are contained in Transcripts of Proceedings
in anti-spy cases in the U.S. District Court in Chicago. Those proceedings
were NOT in open court, but in a Judge's chambers. Some of the foregoing
details are based on little-known voluminous and undisputed court records
from those anti-spy cases involving the Chicago Police "Red
"Operation Chaos", and the American CIA. I and members of our
group were instrumentally involved in some of those matters and/or closely
followed the court matters.
- On the other hand, the sparse details in the local press
in Chicago on the Robert Philip Hanssen alleged spy case, are misleading
as to references to the C-5 Unit; as to Hanssen's father; as to the
Squad"; and related matters; which are contained either in stories
in the Chicago Sun-Times and Chicago Tribune, 2/21/01, as well as on
local commercial radio and TV, in their local broadcasts.Why did the local
mass media in Chicago falsely state the C-5 Unit, of which Hanssen was
a part, was simply to find local police corruption? when in fact C-5 was
an American CIA operation in Chicago. More coming.
- Stay tuned.
- Since 1958, Mr. Skolnick has been a court reformer and
since 1963, Founder/Chairman, Citizen's Committee to Clean Up the Courts.
Since 1991 a regular panelist and since 1995, Moderator/Producer of a
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