Barbara Hartwell

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Independent Investigator, Intelligence Analyst, Journalist. Former CIA (NOC, Psychological Operations) Black Ops Survivor. Sovereign Child of God. Minister of the Gospel of Jesus Christ (Ordained 1979, D.Div.) Exposing Government Lies, Crimes, Corruption, Conspiracies and Cover-ups.

Friday, November 9, 2007


"There are two enemies of the People: criminals and the government. Let us bind the second with the chains of the Constitution, so that it does not become the legalized version of the first."
--Thomas Jefferson

Jefferson had it right. At this juncture, the "two enemies", namely "criminals" and "the government", have become one and the same. Criminals ARE the government. Criminals R US.

That's right, the government has been overthrown from within, and is now run by criminals.

How else can we possibly describe the various government officials, authorities and so-called "law enforcement" who conspired to destroy the lives of an elderly couple, Edward and Elaine Brown?

And since when does it fall under the "rule of law" for government agents, operatives, law enforcement, inter alia, to bear false witness and commit perjury; to threaten (including sexual assault!) and intimidate witnesses; to attempt to recruit innocent bystanders to engage in covert operations and lie to the media; to administer torture; to abduct people from their homes; to invade private property; to harass/arrest persons simply for peaceful assembly; to deploy para-military hardware against targets; to discharge deadly weapons for the purposes of provocation; to fire shots at an unarmed person; to electrocute people with tasers; to make unlawful arrests and conduct unlawful searches and seizures?

All of which were perpetrated against law-abiding people defending their God-given, natural, inherent, unalienable, constitutionally protected and guaranteed rights.

Why is due process repeatedly and consistently being denied?

Where is the Rule of Law?

Why does the government not obey the Constitution?

Now, let us take a closer look at some of the wrongful and unlawful actions of government-sponsored criminals.

[NOTE: Excerpts are taken from various news articles. My comments are in brackets, preceded by my initials, BH.]

June 7, 2007

Excerpts from WMUR, New Hampshire

PLAINFIELD, N.H. -- State, local and federal authorities swarmed the small town of Plainfield on Thursday, fueling speculation that they had come to arrest a couple convicted of tax evasion, but officials said that was not the case.

Neighbors spotted heavily armed police near the 110-acre property Thursday morning, but officials said that they were just there to serve a warrant on a dental office owned by the couple in Lebanon.

U.S. Marshal Stephen Monier said that the fire trucks, SWAT tanks and bomb disposal unit that were sent to the Plainsfield property were there only to do surveillance of the area.

"We have no wish to have a violent encounter with them or in any way, shape or form have to hurt either one of them," Monier said.

[BH: Why in heaven's name would they need all that para-military hardware if they were "only doing surveillance"????

Why the SWAT tanks if he isn't planning a "violent encounter"?

Rhetorical questions. As anyone who has been following this story knows, Monier lies. He has been lying from Day One. Doesn't he see how utterly transparent his lies are? Or maybe he just doesn't care. He is just doing his job. He is just following orders.]

Officials said they never had any intention to arrest Ed and Elaine Brown. The armored vehicles were seen leaving the area sometime after one of Ed Brown's supporters spotted authorities while he was walking a dog.

"A gentleman was walking a dog," Monier said. "Unfortunately, it required U.S. Marshal Service personnel during that encounter to take him into custody."

[BH: Why was it "required" for these personnel to take Danny Riley into custody? What crime had he committed? Walking a dog is a crime?

And notice that Monier conveniently forgets to mention that the Marshals SHOT AT Riley. Two shots, with a deadly weapon. Otherwise known as "assault with a deadly weapon". That's a crime, no doubt about it. Is it NOT a crime because it was committed by "law-enforcement"? What "law" are they enforcing?

He also fails to mention that they TASERED the "gentleman". And he sure as hell wouldn't admit that his comrades-in-arms attempted to coerce Danny Riley to LIE to the Browns and the media, to bear false witness; to betray his friends.

The feds made threats that if he failed to comply (and he DID NOT comply) he would go to prison. And now, there he is, in jail --and the latest report is that Danny Riley is being subjected to additional torture --for quoting the Constitution.]

Press release, DOJ, October 18

Douglas Bricker, Special Agent in Charge of the IRS Criminal Investigation Division, expressed gratitude and praised the hard work and dedication of the U.S. Marshals and the other federal, state and local law enforcement agencies responsible for the safe apprehension of Ed and Elaine Brown. “The arrest was an example of good judgment, patience, and common sense,” Bricker said. The safety of the public, law enforcement personnel, and Mr. and Mrs. Brown remained the top priority throughout the entire process and we are thankful that justice was served in a peaceful manner.”

[BH: Double-speak here. Safe? I guess that would depend on your definition of "safe". Holding down an elderly man and tasering him is very far from "safe" (at least for Ed Brown.) And I cannot imagine how anyone could deem the use of violent torture (electrocution by taser) to be "peaceful".

What the hell is wrong with these people? Are they so far gone in their psychotic delusions of grandeur that they actually believe that "justice was served" ?]

“Moreover,” Bricker added, “honest American taxpayers deserve to know that there are consequences for individuals who intentionally evade their tax obligations. In this case, as in all cases, we operate through a system of justice where facts are presented and applied to the law. Law enforcement reacted to the Browns’ decision not to participate within that system. The threat of violence does not and cannot be permitted to deter the United States from enforcing our tax laws. IRS is responsible for and will continue to protect the revenue that our country depends on to operate.”

[BH: Considering the fact that THERE IS NO LAW which requires the Browns (or most other Americans) to pay "federal income taxes", these so-called "obligations" are illusory. And who in their right mind would want to have their hard-earned money extorted to support torture, mass murder, imperialist invasions and the tyranny of a government against its own people?]

Valley News 6-8

The forces summoned to the area around the Browns' house yesterday included Massachusetts State Police tactical troopers; state troopers from Maine and New Hampshire; U.S. Marshal's deputies; an explosives disposal unit from New Hampshire State Police; K-9 units from New Hampshire State Police; a Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center emergency response crew in a helicopter; a fire engine and ambulance from the city of Lebanon; and unidentified vehicles with Vermont and Maryland license plates and tinted rear windows.

It was unclear which agents were deployed early yesterday morning for surveillance and which were called to the scene after the arrest of the unidentified dog-walking man. Either way, Monier said that the show of force was not excessive.

“We needed to know where he (Ed Brown) was,” Monier said. “We needed to know where his supporters were.”

[BH:How much more "excessive" could the show of force have been? Hellfire missiles, maybe?]

Concord Monitor

According to Ed Brown, Dutch was part of the team of federal marshals who arrested him and his wife Oct. 4 in an undercover operation. Brown described his arrest to Kranish during a recorded phone call Kranish made to Brown at the Ohio prison where he is serving a 63-month sentence. Brown said that Dutch quickly "swarmed" him and wrestled him to the ground. Then another marshal shocked him with a Taser, Brown said.

[BH: So now we have another liar, this "Dutch" (aka Daniel Farrioli) bearing false witness. Would we ever have known of this unsavory character had Shawn Kranish not been able to get a taped conversation with Ed Brown? And why did they need the taser? They already had Ed on the ground.

In fact, Ed admitted to Shawn Kranish in the phone call that he had not even resisted. He said he didn't want to hurt anybody. So again, WHY THE TASER?]

Brian Levin, a professor at California State University at San Bernardino who trains law enforcement agencies on how to engage with extremists, said that Kranish's description of the undercover operation, in broad strokes, sounded credible. But he also said that Kranish's account ought to be viewed skeptically. Criminal informants, even unwitting ones, tend to be unreliable sources of information, he said.

"Informants, either witting or unwitting, are not the most stable on Earth," Levin said. "They usually have money issues, relationship issues and issues related to self-aggrandizement."

[BH: Speaking for myself, I'm not the least bit skeptical of Kranish's account. The only liars here, as far as I can see, are the feds. And why call Shawn Kranish a "criminal informant"? All he did was try to offer support to Ed and Elaine Brown by publicizing their plight. Is he not allowed to speak freely about what he believes in?

And if Mr. Levin wants to talk about "self aggrandizement" why not take a look at his pals in law enforcement? They have the badges and guns. They have the hardware. They have the resources and the sanction and blessing of the tyrants at the top of the chain of command. They can get away with just about anything under color of law, even when that "law" is no law at all.]

Concord Monitor, Oct. 6
Margo Sanger-Katz

According to Monier, the couple were arrested without incident on their front porch. No one was harmed; not a single bullet was fired, he said.

[BH: Without incident? What about the tasering of Ed Brown?

This Sanger-Katz woman needs to make a reality check. Since the beginning of all this, she has been exploiting the Browns' plight to make a name for herself. She quotes various liars, shills and disinformation specialists in her attempts to demonize the Browns and their supporters, all the while propping up the government's completely unjustifiable and UNLAWFUL position.

Where are the facts, Ms. Sanger-Katz? Why, in all this time, haven't you reported on the facts?

Because you are just another sleazy opportunist, capitalizing on the atrocities perpetrated against God-fearing, Liberty-loving patriots who have the courage of their convictions, something about which you are clueless.]

For those who do care about Liberty and Justice: