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.

Sunday, October 12, 2008

COINTELPRO TACTICS: Excerpts from Open Letter to Rick Stanley

NOTE: What follows are selected excerpts from my open letter to constitutional activist Rick Stanley (2005.) Rick Stanley is one of my personal heroes. He stood up for America; he defended Liberty with no compromises. He is a genuine, Spirit-filled Christian and since 2007, he has been in prison, wrongfully and unlawfully convicted of the "crime" of exercising his God-given (natural) unalienable, constitutionally protected and guaranteed rights.

And where are the REAL criminals today? Are they in jail? No, they are still on the loose; still persecuting genuine Christians, patriots, whistleblowers and expositors of government corruption. Still running their COINTELPRO,and wreaking havoc in the lives of decent people who sincerely love this country and fight to save it from complete destruction.

Nothing could be more of an outrage!

October 12, 2008

Open Letter to Constitutional Activist Rick Stanley:
Selected Excerpts (2005)

Dear Rick,

I want to begin by thanking you for posting my open letter to Noreen Gosch. So far, to my knowledge, you have been the only person with any sort of reading audience on the Internet willing to do so.

Predictably, Ken Adachi, the primary front man and apologist for ex-FBI agent and COINTELPRO operative Ted Gunderson, immediately seized his window of opportunity to add you to his "most wanted" list: That is, the people his controlling overlords, such as Gunderson, want discredited, come hell or high water. So, welcome to the club.

Considering the fact that only sincere patriots, legitimate whistle-blowers and defenders of the United States Constitution make the grade, I'd consider it an honor to be added to Adachi's list.

If you're libeled by Adachi, it can only mean one thing: You're the real deal, that you've proven through your actions (as opposed to the empty rhetoric being spewed out by so many of those claiming to be "patriots") that you are willing to fight to the death, if need be, to stand up for your natural, God-given rights, guaranteed under the Constitution.

Liberty or Death. Don't Tread on Me.

That's the flag I have flying in front of my house. I've put them on notice. And I can guarantee, that's the way it's going to be, at least for me, no matter what the liars, traitors and cowards who are destroying our country throw my way.

From reading your brief commentaries, also posted on Adachi's site, I see that you have now been targeted by the "Concerned Citizen" Tim White. He, like Adachi, now accuses you of being "duped" by the nefarious "CIA operative", Barbara Hartwell and her presumptive partner-in-crime, Stew Webb.

You are also now accused of being on a government payroll and, oh yes, lest we forget, of being a LIAR!...the usual rabid rantings of Tim White.

His rantings, that is, against anyone and everyone who becomes suspicious of his dubious "credentials"; anyone not ready and willing to buy into the conspiracy theories he is peddling (one of which is that "the CIA is out to get" him, but not to worry, he is, and I quote "protected"); or --God forbid!-- unwilling to tolerate his criminal harassment, which he perpetrates at the behest of his crime bosses from Division Five (5) of the Denver FBI, and some corrupt folks over at the Denver Sheriff's office who are all, of course, in collusion with Ted Gunderson and other criminal "ex" government officials.

If White indeed has any such "protectors", well, I think it's been fairly well established who they are. How long they will continue to protect him is another matter altogether.

Not at all surprising, Larry Lawson has also jumped into the fray with his usual melodramatic flair. Lawson uses lots of UPPER CASE LETTERS to get his message across, a message of RIGHTEOUS INDIGNATION!!!! against his targets, displayed in lurid BOLD! RED! and BLACK!...just in case the readers miss the point.


In fact, Lawson had Tim White and his girlfriend-of-the-moment, Shirley Anderson, as guests on his radio program, called The Intelligence Report (Lawson should change the name to The Stupidity Report) a couple years ago, for the sole purpose of spreading lies about Barbara Hartwell and Stew Webb, calling us "false patriots"; "CIA disinfo agents", etc. etc.

But, just like Ken Adachi, Tim White and others who target legitimate activists and expositors of government corruption, Lawson does not EVER furnish any evidence to support his outrageous claims.

The reason is simple: None of these people are in possession of evidence. If they were, you can best believe we would have seen it by now. We haven't, so there you have it.

Perhaps the best way to make my case about the modus operandi of these government-sponsored provocateurs, would be to give an example, this one involving Tim White.

In this particular case we will see how a third party, Virginia McCollough, uses "information" furnished by Tim White to make an outrageous allegation about Barbara Hartwell, that is, implicating me in a murder.

I've taken this edited segment from material to be published on my new website.


An unscrupulous journalist, Virginia McCollough, a featured columnist for the publication, NewsMakingNews, has taken it upon herself (for reasons which remain obscure to me) to make a number of extremely damaging and libelous allegations against Barbara Hartwell, one of the latest among them (2004) an attempt to implicate me in a murder, that of investigative journalist Brian Downing Quig of Arizona.

This vile, unjust and totally unsubstantiated allegation was made in reference to a man, namely Quig, whom I had never met; did not know; and with whom I had NEVER at any time had any contact whatsoever, even by e-mail.

In point of fact, I had never even heard of Brian Quig until shortly before his death, when I happened to see some comments he had written about me on a public message board called CIA-Drugs, of which I am not, and have never been, a member.

Strangely enough, Quig's comments about Barbara Hartwell were based on disinformation (false claims re what I had written about 9-11) being spread by some of the COINTELPRO minions, including Brenda Negri (one of White's cohorts and a long-time Gunderson dupe) and thus had no basis in fact.

This certainly was not an unusual occurrence: I have come upon my name, in connection to many and various forms of disinformation, which seems to inevitably lead to all kinds of additional speculative comments, by people posting on Internet message boards. Evidently, in this instance, this included Mr. Quig.

Sometime later, I found an earlier message (2002) written by Brian Quig to Mike Ruppert on CIA Drugs. Here, an excerpt from this message, offered to substantiate the fact that I did not know Brian Quig.

[Brian Downing Quig wrote:

"Mike,, I do not know Barbara Hartwell but I have met Stew Webb several times."

From what I later learned, from several trustworthy persons (including Stew Webb) who had known Brian Quig, it appears to me that Quig had been a legitimate individual, whose death was likely not "accidental" (as claimed, the result of a hit-and-run automobile incident, where Quig was struck down by a motorist while crossing a street.)

Not having known Quig; not having investigated the incident myself; nor having any evidence connected to his death, I cannot presume to say. But it does amaze me that my name could be brought up in even the slightest connection to the death of a man I had never had any dealings with nor even known.

Predictably (what else is new?) I was also accused by McCollough of working for an "intelligence agency" in connection to my alleged part in this dastardly deed (the death of Brian Quig).

And of course, McCollough's article, which supposedly focused on a posthumous tribute to Brian Quig, per the title, In Honor of Brian Downing Quig, was also posted far and wide by McCollough and her like-minded associates.

But it gets even stranger: The bulk of the article did not address Brian Quig, his life or tragic death. Instead, McCollough used most of the ink to libel and trash Barbara Hartwell, whom she blamed at least in part for this man's untimely demise, using the usual character assassination, her primary stock-in-trade.

Also as usual, McCollough furnished no corroborating evidence for her defamation.

Instead, she named a "source".

Ms. McCollough's "source" for these damning allegations about Barbara Hartwell?

The notorious Tim White, one of the amateur provocateurs being used as a COINTELPRO minion, answering to corrupt FBI operatives out of Division Five, Denver, Colorado (with whom he made a deal for a get-out-of-jail-free card, in 2002, in return for harassing and spreading lies about legitimate whistle-blowers such as Barbara Hartwell, ex-FBI agent Geral Sosbee and Federal Whistle-blower Stew Webb).

White also serves as a step'n-fetchit for ex-FBI agent Ted L. Gunderson, the head honcho of the COINTELPRO minions, whom White boasts is "a personal friend". Same boast he had made about current FBI agent Mark Holtslaw of the Denver Field Office.

Tim White, whom McCollough openly named as her "source" is also a predicate felon, drug abuser, sexual pervert, transvestite and a subscriber to child pornography, who has spread his malicious lies about Barbara Hartwell for years, in the form of libel and slander.

Tim White, of course, alleges that I am CIA. To be more specific, he calls me "that CIA bitch", an epithet he has posted on numerous message boards all over the World Wide Web and with which he has slandered me, to anyone willing to lend an ear.

This includes the listening audiences on various radio programs, among them those sponsored by Genesis Communications Network. I can only guess that the same Genesis executives who banned me from their network (for exposing the truth about the criminal activities of Ted Gunderson, John DeCamp and others) think it's just fine and dandy for a government dupe like Tim White to spread the lie that Barbara Hartwell is a "false patriot" who works for CIA. As long as the truth doesn't come out, they're home safe.

But back to Virginia McCollough: just one example, among many, of the total lack of professionalism and journalistic integrity which runs rampant on these "alternative" media websites.

McCollough (like many others) also thought nothing of violating my privacy by publishing confidential memos (totally irrelevant to the purported topic: the death of Brian Quig) which McCollough had promised to keep "off the record", and which I had sent to her quite a few years ago, in reference to another topic altogether. You guessed it: Ted Gunderson.

And contrary to McCollough's claim that I had sought her out (in the late nineties) and was "inundating" her with a deluge of unsolicited e-mail, I had never heard of McCollough or her publication, NewsMakingNews, until she first approached me by sending me an unsolicited e-mail message complimenting me on my writings (which she had received via a newswire service which distributed my work) at which time I added her to my mailing list, by her request.

She then took advantage of that list when I made an inadvertent mistake on one occasion by failing to send my newsletter by blind copies, my usual procedure. McCollough began sending her own deluge of unsolicited e-mail, promoting NewsMakingNews to everyone on my large e-mail list, which I had compiled for subscribers to my newsletter, The Hartwell Intelligence Report.

Several people on that list actually complained about McCollough's aggressive advertising scheme, some of whom blocked her e-mail address to avoid further spam. I made a public apology to my subscribers, taking full responsibility for inadvertently exposing their e-mail addresses to spammers, including McCollough.

Virginia McCollough purposely misrepresented the nature of my interactions with her, during a brief time span, years ago. She is a malicious liar and a scavenger with whom I have had no further dealings, for precisely these reasons, and yet she continues to libel me whenever the fancy strikes her.

Her "sources" (need I say it?) leave much to be desired, especially where credibility is concerned.

And lastly, I find it ironic as hell that she would attribute credibility to a source who answers to (and gets most of his "information" from) none other than ex-FBI Senior SAC, Ted L. Gunderson, a man whom McCollough has made her hatred and contempt for the topic of numerous reports for many years, mostly published in the "Gunderson Data Dump" on NewsMakingNews.

It seems to me that Virginia McCollough's spiteful behavior may be due to the fact that Barbara Hartwell has done a far more thorough and credible job of exposing the criminal activities of Ted L. Gunderson (along with Stew Webb and Jackie McGauley, the real whistle-blower in the McMartin Preschool Case for which Gunderson has tried to take the credit) in just a few short years (2001-2005) than she herself, despite the time and resources she has invested in her own efforts to discredit Gunderson, going back many years.

But in my opinion, McCollough has cut off her nose to spite her face. If she had any integrity, or any real concern for the truth, she would be thankful that others have come forward with the information we have, which could have helped her own work, the purported nature of which is to expose corruption.

Apparently, like many other journalists (such as the psychotic grandstander Todd Brendan Fahey or the "patriot celebrity" Alex Jones) McCollough's main concern is getting the jump, being the FIRST to publish, getting the "scoop". The truth itself gets lost in the shuffle.

And lastly, I will include another segment from the website, describing the nature of COINTELPRO and related operations by which I [yourself, Rick Stanley] and others have been targeted.


I have been targeted for vicious harassment (at times of a criminal nature) by many of the unconscionable, ignorant and misguided people who populate the Internet. This harassment has included libel and slander campaigns by various individuals, many of whom comprise a loose-knit network of dupes and minions of the FBI/CIA et al, broadly known as a COINTELPRO-style operation.

(CIA also implemented a similar program, Operation CHAOS, geared toward illegal domestic spying and sabotage of the activities of "dissidents"; however, COINTELPRO better describes the operation as it has been run by both agencies since the advent of the Internet, which only became a major venue for such operations about ten years ago.)

The purpose of the COINTELPRO operation: To publicly discredit those legitimate individuals who are telling the truth about criminals, tyrants and traitors in government; and to sabotage the work of genuine activists standing up against the New World Order.

COINTELPRO --instituted in the 1950s under the auspices of the FBI by J. Edgar Hoover-- involves, among other operations, professional intelligence operatives who organize amateurs (who pose as political activists; "patriots" or even "Christians") to target bona fide whistle-blowers, survivors of government black operations, sincere patriots and defenders of the Constitution, by demonizing their character; spreading lies and disinformation; Machiavellian divide-and-conquer tactics; as well as harassment campaigns by e-mail and phone, even stalking (cyber-stalking included).

These sowers of discord --provocateurs and saboteurs-- are nothing but stooges, patsies being used for a purpose they are not nearly smart enough to comprehend. They do not think for themselves and thus lack spiritual and intellectual discernment.

They are little nobodies, aimlessly drifting nowhere --that is, until they are set on a 'remote-control' course to execute someone else's agenda.

These pawns of the powers-that-be don't need credentials, training nor even a formal education and most have none of these advantages.

It's a no-brainer. The only 'credentials' these self-important pathological liars (many of whom are also delusional) need to get the job done are a loud mouth; a dishonest, deceitful and dishonorable nature; a worship of government authority figures; a willingness to blindly follow orders; a lack of scruples; and an axe to grind...close enough for government work.

Voila: The COINTELPRO operatives have rounded up some cheap-and-easy labor to carry out the low-level dirty work for Le Grande Frere, now conveniently protected under the umbrella of the fascist behemoth Homeland Security and the treasonous Patriot Acts.

The COINTELPRO minions not only serve as provocateurs, they are also what I call "time-wasters", as the targeted individual often uses up much precious time defending oneself from the unrelenting attacks, usually in the form of libelous disinformation being spread on the Internet or on radio programs.

I should add that some of these very foolish people (including Shirley Anderson and Tim White) previously exposed and listed in my reports, have actually accused me of being a "CIA assassin" and of drawing up a "hit list" or even a "death list" with their names on it.

Nothing could be further from the truth. Firstly, these pathetic losers wouldn't be worth the trouble for any real "assassin" from any government agency to target for elimination. The very thought is laughable.

They don't know anything; were never involved in anything important and are of no consequence in the larger schemes of political intrigue and government operations. They're merely stooges, dupes who inflate their own importance, often being delusional to boot.

But more to the point, I'm not a murderer, not an assassin and never have been...but being a warrior for truth and justice, I DO go for the jugular (figuratively speaking, of course) operating from righteous outrage over the perpetual harassment from these would-be, wanna-be, aspiring government goons and those who control them.

They've been warned and I can assure them they will pay a heavy price, spiritually (if not also materially) for disregarding my directives to cease and desist their harassment, cyber-stalking and vicious libel.


Most of the libel is presented in the form of brief "blurbs" in the sloppy hit-and-run style favored by most of the provocateurs who write and post them. They don't write real reports; neither do they bother gathering or furnishing facts or evidence.

They are not in possession of any facts. And their motto seems to be: We don't need no stinkin' evidence!

No, no....they do not concern themselves with such meaningless things as facts or evidence. After all, they are not journalists, not investigators; not professionals in any field or discipline.

They are merely a gaggle of rank amateurs, acting as provocateurs on orders from those above them in the COINTELPRO or DCS (Domestic Contact Service, an illegal domestic covert program run by CIA which also uses low-level snitches and provocateurs to target American citizens) chain of command.

These amateurs occupy the bottom rung of the ladder (more accurately, they are wallowing in the mud under the ladder) and there are none below them; thus they can't stoop any lower than they already are.

All provocateurs by nature are cowards. Many (not all) hide behind pseudonyms or silly screen names and thus have no credibility whatsoever.

Perhaps the most salient and ludicrous example of a screen name used by a notorious provocateur is "Ranger Rick" that of Brenda M. Negri.

Although anyone who has ever been targeted by Negri knows her real name, to the present time (January 2005) she has never used her real name, nor admitted that her many libelous posts under various screen names (even death threats, posted on public message boards!) were written by Brenda Negri.

And Negri has been at it (to my knowledge) since September 2001, beginning her malicious harassment of government whistle-blowers, including Barbara Hartwell, Stew Webb and ex-FBI agent Geral Sosbee, shortly after 9-11. Now, there's some food for thought...

It's best to remember that these provocateurs are all pathological liars. How else could they attempt to justify the unjustifiable: bearing false witness against their targets, most of whom are people they have never met; do not know, even by any form of casual acquaintance.

What they may think they know usually comes from the malicious gossip and libelous falsehoods being promoted by others of their ilk, other idiots with axes to grind.

As for the lies they promote: They will simply take one outrageous lie, the more outlandish the better, usually furnished by their dark overlords, such as: "Barbara Hartwell is CIA, once a spook, always a spook !" (Larry Lawson)...

...or "She's a nark --watch out!" (Spread by some of Alex Jones's cohorts, including Paul Joseph Watson, who posted such comments on Info Wars and Prison Planet after grandstander and false patriot Jones arranged to get me cut off in the middle of a radio program and then made sure I was banned from the radio station for good)....

...or "Barbara Hartwell is a rogue CIA operative with longtime connections to Wackenhut !" (Brenda Negri aka Ranger Rick aka The Fifth Horseman aka many other idiotic aliases)...

...or "Barbara Hartwell is a whore, that CIA bitch, she's George Bush's trollop!" (Tim White aka the Phantom.)

......And by far the most damaging character assassination of any of the vile lies being disseminated by a provocateur, "I had sex with Barbara Hartwell" (alcoholic whackjob Todd Brendan Fahey aka Larry McDonald aka Agent Provocateur aka spookyermomma aka many other aliases).

If you are a legitimate whistle-blower, genuine patriot or sincere could be next in line to be targeted....


Here's how the scheme works: Each lie is posted and reposted ad infinitum, on every e-mail group or public message board the provocateurs can find --and there are hundreds, perhaps thousands, of such places on the Web willing to accomodate these liars and provide a public forum for their libel campaigns.

Over time, many people (at least those lacking in intelligence and discretion) believe these outrageous lies to be true, simply for having seen them repeated so many times. They will believe anything they read, no matter how preposterous or improbable the lie; no matter how dubious the source.

Like so much horse manure, the lies are passed along by the trowel-full, used to fertilize the toxic grapevine which grows longer and more convoluted with each lie that sprouts from it. And so the cycle continues...lies fed in...lies sprouting out...lies fed in...lies sprouting out....