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.

Monday, April 25, 2016


Since I first went public as a CIA whistleblower in 1995 and put my first website online in 2000, I have not published a detailed curriculum vitae on the Internet.

Over the years, I have made references to some of the training, education, issues and circumstances listed here, usually because they were relevant to the subject matter covered in my reports.

Although this C.V. is limited in scope, it does provide information which may be of interest to my regular readers regarding my background and range of interests, and which may help them to interpret my reports with a greater depth of understanding.

Another issue of great concern to me is that for over two decades I have been the Target of a counterintelligence campaign by the U.S. Government to neutralize me, to discredit my work, everything I stand for, and ultimately, to silence me.

A large part of this neutralization campaign involves defamation, character assassination, disinformation and black propaganda. Most of the 'information' found on the Internet in connection with the name of Barbara Hartwell is blatantly false. The obvious exception is my own website, Barbara Hartwell Vs. CIA.

My name has also been grossly exploited and misrepresented by those media whores and opportunists employing sensationalism for self-serving ends. They have pilfered, poached and scavenged from the information I have exposed, twisted it beyond recognition, engaged in identity theft, forgery and plagiarism. It has been a nightmare.

There is no way to stop these morally bankrupt vultures, I can only expose them by name and refute their lies. The truth for the record is important to me, and that is the main purpose of this website, to create and preserve an integral archive of my work in one online collection.

From my observations and experience, as both a journalist and as the subject of the 'journalism' (some professional, some not) of others, for well over three decades, there is little difference between the so-called “mainstream” media and what is now known as the “alternative” media. They are both polluted by the government's agenda of controlling the flow of information, disseminating propaganda, and their containment operations. They also run protection rackets (as criminal enterprises always do), so that anyone who refuses to be subsumed into the government-sponsored controlled opposition will be ostracized and blacklisted.

So, although the perps of this campaign have not succeeded in silencing me (not yet, anyway), they have certainly managed, using a number of carefully crafted lies (and many variations thereof), to plant the seeds of suspicion and to cast a pall of extreme negativity by promoting outrageous falsehoods in connection with my name.

By far the most prevalent falsehood is that I am a “CIA Disinfo Agent”, a lie concocted long ago by the late FBI Chief/COINTELPRO Kingpin Ted Gunderson, a former professional colleague and friend turned adversary, who implemented the largest, most organized campaign to discredit Barbara Hartwell. This, from a very real “disinfo agent”, J. Edgar Hoover's protege' and right-hand man.

(See reports on this site in which the legion of liars, shills and government minions are exposed and their falsehoods refuted.)

Then, there is the issue of privacy. Many people seem to falsely believe that just because I (or any other individuals) have a public website, because I have gone public by exposing information about my professional background and my dealings with government entities, that necessarily means every area of my life is an open book, for all and sundry to peruse. Dead wrong. Anyone who invades my privacy will find the consequences to be unpleasant, to say the least.

Again, we come back to the agenda of the government. They are running massive public indoctrination campaigns designed to inculcate the populace into accepting a total lack of privacy. 'See Something, Say Something' (Janet Napolitano). 'Total Information Awareness' (John Poindexter)....and on and on it goes...

Witness especially social media, where it seems everyone puts every last minute detail of their personal business in the street. Surveillance cameras everywhere; you can't even walk into a supermarket anymore without your presence being recorded. The government wants you to believe this is for your “security” or to ensure your “safety”. No, no, make no mistake: the government is hell bent on snooping into everyone's business, and any information they collect can be used against you, or to control you, one way or another.

The Internet itself is a hot bed of snoops and busybodies, all intent on sticking their noses into everyone's business, with no respect whatsoever for the privacy and personal boundaries of the individual. A free-for-all, no holds barred, nothing is sacred. They not only accept the lack of privacy, they embrace it! A culture comprised of snoops, snitches and busybodies. And that's just the way the government likes it.

People were shocked by revelations of NSA domestic spying? And that really comes as a surprise? Some of us have been reporting on unlawful domestic surveillance programs for decades, protesting the government's overreach and abuses of power. But lacking the large audience of mainstream media, we were hard-pressed to get this information out, we were dismissed as cranks, or “conspiracy theorists”. But the truth is, we don't need “theories” when dealing with conspiracy realities.

But just because these appalling invasions of privacy have become commonplace, even institutionalized, does this mean we must just sit back and accept them? Hell, no!

Privacy is a God-given unalienable right, and is also under constitutional protection. I am a fierce defender of the right to privacy. I am not running for public office (never have, never will); I am not employed by any person or entity, such that the general public would have the need to know, much less the right to know, information about my private business.

What I have chosen to divulge, or not to divulge, is strictly my own business, and for my own reasons.

I also must consider the privacy and personal boundaries of others, especially my relatives, in-laws, friends, colleagues. I won't ever use their names without their permission, nor compromise their security, nor endanger their safety. Far too much damage has already been done to some of these persons, only because of their association and/or relation to me.

Here is the amplified C.V. For the public record. Readers, as always, may make of it what they will.


Now, regarding CIA. There are many misunderstandings among the general public regarding CIA operations. Much of what I have written, or spoken about in my reports and broadcasts may not be common knowledge, or may stretch credibility. People do not want to believe that the government would be involved in such unconscionable activities.

But anyone who looks at more than two decades of my public reports may see that the information is consistent. My documentation is based on direct personal and professional experience.

I was recruited into CIA Black Operations through a family bloodline, going back to OSS. I am a third generation intelligence professional.

As a child, I was brought into CIA MK Ultra program without my knowledge or consent. I was trained and groomed in intelligence work, to be officially utilized beginning at the age of eighteen (18). But my training began in the home at the age of three (3). It was by “proxy consent” until I reached adulthood. In those days (I was born in 1951), the “legal” age was 18, not 21.

The training continued, some of which was through formal education, and some through internal CIA programs. Many people believe that CIA operations, and the ways agents are utilized are cut-and-dried and always follow the same patterns and protocols. Nothing could be further from the truth, especially where black ops are concerned.

MK Ultra, in particular, has been the subject of tremendous disinformation and misdirection, in attempts to obscure the true nature of the operations. The “exposure” of MK Ultra by most of those claiming to be “victims”, “survivors”, or “experts”, is rife with sensationalism and lurid tales of satanism and sex slaves.

In truth, the original intent of MK Ultra was to “create the perfect spy” during the Cold War era. Nazi war criminals from an operation code named Paperclip, were instrumental in the design and implementation of the operations. The CIA-Nazi collaborations began with OSS, the precursor to CIA.

There were roughly 165 sub-projects of MK Ultra. One major sideshow being promoted by government operatives/shills (as well as ignorant people parroting the shills) is “Monarch”. Monarch was never a sub-project of MK Ultra, never a CIA operation. And yet, try conducting a search for information on MK Ultra. What you are likely to find is “Monarch”, dominating and overshadowing everything else.

It has never been my purpose in my work as a whistleblower to focus on MK Ultra, in my reports or broadcasts. The CIA operations in which I was involved throughout most of my adult life (18-43) were mostly in the category of Psychological Operations. That is a very broad field, involving many disciplines. People hear the phrase, “Psy Ops”, and immediately think the meaning is limited to propaganda campaigns and “false flag” operations. Not so. There are numerous and divergent facets to Psy Ops in any government/military entity.

MK Ultra was just one of the government operations of which I was a victim (and since 1994, a survivor) though doubtless the worst. In my opinion, stealing the lives of children, exploiting them for the government's agenda, and engaging in psychiatric abuses and torture is the ultimate evil.

And once again, for the public record (how tiresome it gets...), at no time was I involved in satanism, nor was I victim of sex abuse, nor sex slavery. I am damn sick and tired of having to repeatedly correct these stupid labels slapped on me by the liars desperate to cover their crimes, and their minions, stooges and shills. I was trained as an intelligence agent and utilized as such, under NOC. Case closed.

CIA is described as “an independent federal agency”, under the executive branch of government. But in reality, CIA often functions as a rogue agency with little oversight. Just consider the many scandalous and unlawful covert actions and operations – and these are only the ones that come to light, by leaks to the press, by whistleblowers, or by declassified documents, usually many years after the fact. Then, they try to minimize the wrongdoing and crimes, trying to justify them claiming “National Security”. There is NO JUSTIFICATION, under any legitimate legal or moral standards.

Even when certain operations are exposed, CIA will not acknowledge the truth. For example, assassinations. Not only assassinations of foreign nationals, but of U.S. Citizens. CIA, on their “official” website states that they do not sanction or perform assassinations. That is a bald faced lie. Aside from the CIA-sponsored murders which have been exposed and are common knowledge, I have personal knowledge of numerous assassinations, some of which have taken the lives of my friends, family and colleagues. Some are falsely promoted as “accidents”, death by “natural causes”, or the CIA favorite, “suicide”.

As long as they can maintain “plausible deniability”, they can (and do) get away with most anything they want, including murder. I've yet to see any real accountability as far as these criminals are concerned, and don't expect I ever will.

Then, there is torture. They call it “enhanced interrogation”. They think they can hide behind their euphemisms. Under moral absolutes, there is NO EXCUSE.

But, in all my activism (including as a journalist and whistleblower), my primary purpose is to defend Liberty and pursue Justice. To expose criminals and evildoers and put them out of business. To stand up for the God-given unalienable rights of ALL.

Another misunderstanding which is prevalent is that because a person (in this case, me) was involved in CIA operations, that was the end-all and be-all of their existence.

That is not true. I've known many people who were employed by CIA (in various capacities), who were utilized in their operations, who also worked in professions which did not necessarily involve intelligence work.

Sometimes the “outside jobs” were a cover, sometimes they were connected to the operations, in one way or another. But that does not make these careers, activities or interests any less 'real' or legitimate.

Here, I have listed some of my formal education and professional pursuits. This list is not comprehensive, and for reasons of privacy and security (mine and/or that of others) I have by necessity omitted certain information.

It should also be noted that what is given here relates to the past, not necessarily the present. I am no longer involved, for the most part, in these activities, though some are interests and pursuits which have remained with me.

Some were related to CIA operations, others not. But for those with eyes to see, this C.V. might provide insights and enhance understanding of my work, at least that is my hope.

Fine Arts Training: 
Art Students League, NYC 
School of Visual Arts, NYC

Seminary & Religious Training: 
Eastern Religions, Metaphysics & Christian

Christian Minister: Ordained 1979, D. Div. (Universalist Church)

Specializing in Pastoral Counseling

Investigator of Paranormal Phenomena (UFOs, Interdimensional Portals, Satanism, Demonic Activities, etc.)

Journalist: Radio, TV, Print

Talk Show Host, Producer: WGCH Radio, Greenwich, CT 1987- 1993

Talk Show Host, Producer: Cablevision of CT, 1988- 1994

Advocate/Activist for Animal Rights

Private Consultant for Animal Behavior: Domestic Animals, especially horses

Director: Humane Education Network, Greenwich CT, Wilton, CT
Non-profit 501 C3

Public Lectures at Schools (K-University), Clubs, Societies

Lobbying, Education, Media

State Coordinator for Connecticut: Non Hunters Rights Alliance

Wildlife in Crisis, Wildlife Rehabilitation, Weston, CT

Animal Rights Alliance, Greenwich, CT

Humane Society of the United States

Fund for Animals, NYC (President, Cleveland Amory)

Psychotherapist: Jungian Analyst, Counseling

Instructor, Lecturer

Temenos Institute, Westport, CT

Carl Jung Society, NYC

Programs for Human Development, Greenwich, CT

Associate Director: American Psychic Association, NYC

Press Representative for Amnesty International, NY State Chapter

Consultant for Legal Firms, D.A.s Offices, Police Departments (including Internal Affairs) in Criminal & Civil Investigations, Jury Selection, Missing Persons

Private Practice in Psychotherapy, Counseling

Personnel Counselor & Consultant for Corporations

Psychological Operations & Counterintelligence: Profiling, Interrogation, Debriefing, Counseling, Intelligence & Military Personnel

Lecturer on CIA Operations, Counterintelligence Operations

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