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.

Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Letter from a Reader: COINTELPRO & Government Harassment

I received this letter from a reader by post earlier this month. I have left out her name and location to protect her privacy. My response follows.

Dear Barbara Hartwell Percival,

I want to thank you for your website. I have read small parts of it and intend to get to all of it.

Your courage and divine guidance to do this service to God is unique.  Your concern for the abuses of power and threats to Liberty and the gutsy actions you take to make a difference helped me a lot.

I am at a crossroads with increasing COINTELPRO and worse government harassment after a whistleblowing incident years ago. The pressure is causing constant breakdowns and I'm now on disability with 3 kids. We're doing okay but it keeps getting worse so I am listing my escape/fight back/ other defense options and not willing to continue to be terrorized and my kids interfered with.

I often scan your web pages, watch Snowden videos and research Internet sites to wake up to these things.

Thank you and God bless you. I hope you get this. They tamper with everything.


A Reader

Dear Reader,

Thank you so much for taking the time to write to me and for your kind words. Having been a Target of counterintelligence operations for many years, and a veteran of counterintelligence wars, I think I can say that I have some understanding of what you are going through.

Each case of persecution against a Target may be different, depending on the circumstances and the identity of the Target, but I have found that there is a basic pattern in most cases.

The method for targeting may be  generally summed up in three words: Isolation. Alienation. Deprivation.

The perpetrators of these campaigns aim to destroy the life of the Target systematically by driving him into a place (psychologically and materially) where all his support systems to sustain life are removed, one way or another.

They will sabotage your relationships with family, friends, colleagues, thus alienating them from you, through no fault of your own, even when you have not done anything to deserve the mistreatment you often receive. Worse, you will be blamed by others for situations and events over which you have little or no control, and which were not caused by your actions or your intent.

The people around you will not understand what is happening to you, or they may be in denial of the reality of what the government (any government) and their minions are capable of, meaning the level of evil, the utter lack of love, compassion, honor and integrity in their hearts.

So, in most cases, the Target is abandoned and/or betrayed and left to stand alone against the onslaught.

As for the deprivation, the perps will attempt to steal, destroy, remove, expunge everything of a material nature, which you need to live. Your vehicles (and other property) may be sabotaged and vandalized. You may be driven to bankruptcy or financial destitution. You may lose your property, including your home.

You may be blacklisted from employment in your profession, or terminated from any job you hold. You may be refused professional services when you need to hire an attorney, or in some cases, the attorney will be working against your interests. You may be unable to rent a place to live, because the prospective landlords will refuse your application, either for reasons undisclosed, or because false/fraudulent accusations have been spread about you.

If your case has been made public, as in that of a whistleblower, you will no doubt become the Target of a smear campaign, which exacerbates the situation and makes it far more difficult to deal with.

 I realize this only scratches the surface, but knowing that there is a typical pattern, and that others have been targeted using the same methods, may at least give you some point of reference from which to proceed in standing against the evildoers.

I won't insult you, or try to minimize your situation, by saying, "You're not alone". I can't count the times that someone, even a well-meaning person, has said such a thing to me. What they don't understand is that, in fact, most of the time you are alone, regardless of the help/support you may receive from time to time, because such support is usually temporary and/or conditional.

I am sorry that I can't be of more help to you, except the information you have found to be of value on my website.

But I can offer a few suggestions for your consideration.

Document everything. Incidents, dates, names, so you have a record. When possible, get photographs as evidence.

When seeking help for a particular problem, first pray for guidance as to whom you might ask. The people closest to you may not be the best choice, especially since they are not likely to be objective about your situation. 

In my own case, aside from a few longterm, solid and loyal friends, I have found the most help from Christian organizations or the priests from churches I have attended. If nothing else, a sincere Christian minister will be able to understand your situation from a spiritual perspective, even if unable to offer material support.

When it becomes clear that certain persons will not be willing or able to help you, it is best not to use your time or energy trying to "make them understand". They won't, and you will only be drained and feel frustrated. Instead, bless them, walk away (if only temporarily) and search for other options.

Avoid discussing your situation with strangers, especially on the Internet. Anything you put in print can (and most likely will) be used against you, or twisted to misrepresent you, given the surveillance society in which we now live.

When you read articles on the issues of interest to you, learn as much as possible about the author and the source. There is a tremendous amount of misinformation, disinformation and propaganda, and many ignorant, aggressive people seeking public attention. They are addressing issues on which they have no real knowledge, much less expertise, usually parroting the material of others, both legitimate and not. Use discretion and again, pray for guidance to find and recognize truthful, factual sources of information.

Don't allow yourself to be driven to despair, no matter how bad the circumstances. Stand your ground, don't compromise your principles, no matter what other people may say or do in efforts to derail you.

Focus your thoughts on the blessings you do have, no matter how small they may seem, and give thanks to God, from whom all blessings flow.

Lastly, seek your help and deliverance from God, rather than expecting it to come from people.

The Lord shall guide thee continually...

Isaiah 58:11

May you trust His heart, follow His leading, and rest in His Hand.

I greatly appreciate your letter and I am praying for you and your family.

Barbara Hartwell Percival
February 28, 2017