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.

Saturday, July 29, 2017

OPEN LETTER TO MR. CHRISTOPHER WRAY: Justice for Political Target, Former FBI Agent & Whistleblower Geral Sosbee

When FBI Director James Comey was fired by President Trump, I, among many other Americans who support and defend the Constitution, against all enemies foreign and domestic (including some of us who have taken the oath), recognized that decision as a sound judgment, based on Comey's egregious track record of deception, malfeasance, cronyism (especially in collusion with the ultra-corrupt Clintons and Obama); and his utter failure to honor his oath to the Constitution.

Numerous critics (including current and former FBI agents) have spoken out against Comey's misdeeds and he was called (rightfully so) a “dirty cop”.

But this report is not about James Comey. As far as he is concerned, I can only say, good riddance!

The man nominated to replace Comey is Christopher Wray.

Following is my open letter to Christopher Wray, in part a response to his prepared testimony, the most relevant excerpts (for my purposes) given here.


Dear Mr. Wray:

I have read your testimony regarding your nomination for FBI Director. And there are some issues I find it necessary to address. Though I speak strictly for myself, I have reason to believe my concerns are shared by large numbers of liberty-loving patriots who defend the principles on which this Constitutional Republic was founded, and who are absolutely disgusted with the levels of corruption in every branch of the government, who practice not the rule of law, but rather lawlessness.

In particular, I will focus on the FBI. To be even more specific, I hope to draw your attention to a case which I have personally investigated for more than a decade and a half (since 2001) and which has been the subject of numerous written reports.

This is the case of former FBI agent Geral W. Sosbee, who joined the FBI in 1971, and was forced out of the FBI in 1978 –for, of all reasons- honoring his oath to defend the Constitution and the unalienable rights of all, including those under investigation.

Not only was Mr. Sosbee forced to resign from the Bureau under duress, he was threatened with incarceration should he fail to comply with this directive. He had committed no crime, and had done no wrong.

Since that time, nearly forty (40) years ago, Geral Sosbee has been the Target of a campaign of retaliatory persecution so brutal it beggars belief, all of which he has documented, and for which he has publicly furnished evidence to support his claims.

I will not presume that you are aware of Geral Sosbee's case, though it has been high-profile at least since 2000, when his website, Sosbee v. FBI, came online; but if not, then I deem it a matter of great urgency that you take the time to familiarize yourself with his documentation.

Geral Sosbee is a decorated combat veteran (Army, Vietnam). He is an attorney, a former prosecutor and judge, the recipient of the American Jurisprudence Award. While serving in the FBI he received several letters of commendation, one of which described his work as “reflecting the FBI's highest traditions”.

And yet, despite all his many years of honorable and heroic service to this nation, rather than being acknowledged for his accomplishments, his defense of liberty for one and all, his sincere efforts to pursue justice for those who have been denied it, he has suffered egregious political persecution, including: driving him to bankruptcy (and at one point, homelessness); relentless harassment by agents and operatives of the government; home invasions; vandalism and destruction of his private property; assaults on his person by directed-energy weaponry (DEW) as well as chemical/biological warfare. Attempts on his life, including while he was hospitalized. Make no mistake: attempted murder.

He and his wife have been stalked by operatives everywhere they go, even including at a church. He has been forced to move house numerous times, due to constant criminal harassment and menacing, as well as toxic fumes pumped into his environment, from which his health has suffered terribly.

Geral Sosbee has been unjustly vilified, slandered and libeled, including by false allegations that he may be a “murderer” or “mass murderer”, in connection with his military service, by those attempting to ruin his personal and professional reputation, for the purpose of discrediting his testimony as a FBI whistleblower.

His sanity has been impugned by those to whom he made truthful, factual reports (including by a medical doctor and police), describing some of the assaults perpetrated against him. He has been denied access to documents he requested, a violation of the Open Records Act. His formal complaints against government officials (including police officers/detectives and U.S. Postal Service) have been ignored or dismissed.

It is in reference to these many crimes perpetrated against Geral Sosbee, at the direction of FBI officials, in collusion with their operatives and hirelings, that I address the statements given in your written testimony.


July 12, 2017


"I am honored to be nominated by the President to lead the FBI and humbled by the prospect of working alongside the outstanding men and women of the Bureau. Time and time again—often when the stakes are at their highest—they have proven their unshakeable commitment to the American people, upholding the Constitution and laws of the United States, and demonstrating the virtues found in the FBI motto: Fidelity, Bravery, and Integrity."

Given all of which I have described above (which does not begin to cover the entirety of offenses he has suffered), I must say that I have found none of the “virtues” you mention. And why then, if they were “upholding the Constitution and laws of the United States”, did the FBI flagrantly break those laws, in retaliation against one of their own, who had in fact honored his oath to the Constitution? A rhetorical question, but necessary nonetheless.

"While the FBI has justly earned its reputation as the finest law enforcement agency in the world, its special agents, analysts, and support staff operate largely out of public view. They toil at great risk to themselves and at great sacrifice by their families. But they happily defer individual recognition because they believe that the principles they serve are so much larger than themselves.

I feel fortunate to have been able to witness this selfless and inspiring commitment firsthand throughout my career in public service."

What principles do these FBI employees serve? From my observations, had they cared in the slightest about the Constitutionally protected, unalienable rights of individuals, or their oath to defend the Constitution, they would never have been participants in the unlawful conduct, violations, invasions of privacy and felony crimes against law-abiding citizens. According to one FBI manual, defenders of the Constitution are to be considered “anti-government extremists” or “domestic terrorists”. Yet the actions of FBI officials would clearly demonstrate such terrorism, in cases of political persecution, most notably against Geral Sosbee.

"As a line prosecutor, I learned a great deal from working with many brave special agents of the FBI on cases ranging from bank robberies to corruption, from kidnapping to financial fraud. My friends to this day, they taught me much about playing it straight and following the facts wherever they may lead."

As for “playing it straight and following the facts wherever they may lead.” Had the FBI actually followed the facts, in the case of Geral Sosbee, he would have been spared the many horrors visited upon him, these many years. He has furnished numerous facts, along with solid evidence, but to no avail. The facts were dismissed, ignored, denied, or became part of a coverup.

"After 9/11, I witnessed the FBI’s extraordinary capabilities as the people there moved heaven and earth to try to ensure that horrific attacks like those on September 11 never happen again. I know, from up close—and I sleep better because I know—that the horror of 9/11 has never faded from the FBI’s collective memory. The Bureau has never grown complacent and continues to work tirelessly every day to protect
all Americans."

I must take issue with the statement that the FBI “continues to work tirelessly every day to protect
all Americans.” Why hasn't the FBI protected the rights and liberties of Geral Sosbee? On the contrary, they have done all in their power to see to it that he can never enjoy life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness, not as long as they continue to abuse their power and authority against him, in efforts to cover up their own wrongdoing.

"As head of the Justice Department’s Criminal Division, I likewise saw countless examples of the FBI’s unflagging pursuit of justice, free and independent of any favor or influence. From counterterrorism and counterespionage to the escalating threats of cybercrime; from human trafficking to public corruption and financial fraud—I worked with and
learned from the men and women of the FBI, who put it all on the line to make our streets safer and our lives better."

If this has really been your experience, Mr. Wray, then perhaps you have yet to learn what the FBI is capable of, once they mark a person as an enemy, whom they hate without just cause. Ever considered the term “extreme prejudice”? No street is safe for one of the FBI's Targets, as any one so targeted can attest.

"If I am given the honor of leading this agency, I will never allow the FBI’s work to be driven by anything other than the facts, the law, and the impartial pursuit of justice. Period."

That would most certainly be a tremendous improvement, if not just short of a miracle. But since I do believe in miracles, I will give you the benefit of the doubt, and hope that you mean what you say. I have no bias against you personally; but I do believe that if you are sincere in your statements, you will make it a priority to see that justice is served, in the case of a man, formerly one of your own, whom I (and quite a number of others) regard as an American hero, a true patriot, who served his country with honor, in his mind and heart, and to this day, stands firm for the principles you say you espouse.

"My loyalty is to the Constitution and the rule of law. They have been my guideposts throughout my career, and I will continue to adhere to them no matter the test."

Then here is a test for you, Mr. Wray, which might be the most important test of your career. You have the opportunity to make right a great wrong, if you are confirmed as Director of the FBI. You will have the authority to put a stop to a grievous injustice, one which harms not only one man, but every individual in this nation who stands for liberty, every one of us who seeks justice for those wrongfully persecuted.

"There is no doubt that our country faces grave threats. As others have noted, America’s law enforcement and intelligence agencies have to pitch a perfect game every day, while those that would inflict harm on us need only succeed once to advance their aims. I consider the Director’s most important duty to ensure that nothing distracts the selfless patriots at the FBI from their mission.

In conclusion, I pledge to be the leader that the FBI deserves
and to lead an independent Bureau that will make every American proud.

Thank you, Mr. Chairman. I look forward to answering the
Committee’s questions."

Mr. Wray, I sincerely pray that you will follow through on your statements of intent, as given in your testimony. If your loyalty is truly to the Constitution and the rule of law, then I wait in expectation that you will do all in your power to see justice done, which is long overdue, for a former FBI agent whose actual service to this nation, as proved by his actions, exemplifies all the best that any American patriot could ever hope to be.

Thank you for your consideration.

Barbara Hartwell
Friend, Supporter, Witness for Geral Sosbee

Monday, July 3, 2017

THE HEARTBREAKERS: A Continuing Saga of Political Persecution in America

Here, some excerpts from a report written in 2005 and published in January 2006, COINTELPRO REVISITED: Targeted by a Legion of Liars.

As I have often stated, by far the hardest, most heart-breaking circumstances in my life have been a result, not of the targeting by government-sponsored criminals, but rather the lack of concern and support of those from whom I believed I had such a reasonable expectation.

I no longer believe in such “reasonable expectations.” I now know, from bitter experience, as the same patterns repeat themselves, over years, that I have misplaced my faith and my hope, by investing even the smallest amount in other people.

I have not given up hope, far from it, for all my hope is in God. I have just given up on my attempt at explaining anything to those people who do not understand. I have reached the limits of my endurance for being blamed for circumstances over which I have little or no control; for listening to the platitudes (even delivered with “good intentions”) with which others try to explain away what they do not understand, or to minimize, negate or invalidate the actual issues.

Of course I know that God works through others, in the persons of those who do offer what support they are willing and able to provide, for which I am very grateful.

I remain a devout Christian. My faith in God has not diminished. Spiritual warfare is the one endeavor no one can take from me.

For I am persuaded, that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor powers, nor things present, nor things to come, Nor height, nor depth, nor any other creature, shall be able to separate us from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord.

8 Romans 38-39

For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind.

2 Timothy 1:7

My enemies are the minions of Satan, exploited by demonic forces, of that I have no doubt.

But there is nothing more real than the love of God for His children.

Ye that love the Lord, hate evil: he preserveth the souls of his saints; he delivereth them out of the hand of the wicked.

Psalm 97: 10

My abiding prayer is that those who are blinded by the pervasive propaganda and deception of the government and its owned-and-controlled media
will recognize this monstrous evil, of targeting individuals for political persecution, for what it is. And that out of their hatred of evil, for the love of God, will stand up against it, wherever and whenever they may find it.

Barbara Hartwell Percival
July 3, 2017



For the most part, people will consider the targeted individual a liability, someone to walk far away from, as quickly as possible. The character played by Gene Hackman in the film, Enemy of the State, summed it up this way: You're a liability to your friends, your family, to everyone you know. The protagonist in that film, an ex-NSA agent, knew what it was like to be a target and was warning another man who also became a target after he stumbled unwittingly into a nest of NSA vipers intent on covering up a political assassination.

Though, like most Hollywood productions, that particular film was sensationalistic in depicting the most extreme forms of persecution against the targets, the basic premise was solid. The "enemy of the state" (Target) always finds himself in a double-bind, from which there appears to be no way out.

Whatever the nature of the situation or the decision you need to make...damned if you do, damned if you don't. But this is only what the perps want the target to believe; to actually believe it and thus give up hope can be the death knell. In truth, there is usually some way out --and if so, only God knows for sure what that way is. Turning your life over to God --while refusing to ever compromise with evil-- is the only answer.

Unfortunately for the targeted individual, most associated persons' primary concern seems to be protecting themselves. And that's exactly the idea the perpetrators have in mind. Severing attachments and associations important to the Target, by design, so the target has nowhere to turn for help or solace, that is what they bank on.

It is easy to isolate a Target for one or all of the following reasons: Most people are easily intimidated by the government goons and once they get a small taste, even of low-level harassment, they are afraid of becoming real targets themselves. They cannot fathom how dire the Target's plight actually is. They are too self-centered to care about the Target's dilemma --not enough anyway, to make any real difference. Not enough to stand by the targeted individual, no matter what. This usually translates into showing a lack of loyalty to the Target or abandoning the Target altogether. Especially, as in my case, if the Target refuses to compromise her principles, sticks to her guns and stands her ground, no matter what, she usually ends up standing alone.


It is also important to understand that the people running these ops have done extensive background checks and created psychological profiles on each individual who is targeted for neutralization, as well as on those associated with, closest to, or most important to the Target. They keep databases, filled with dossiers on various individuals.

By analyzing the psyche of a Target and of his/her associates, they attempt to predict the behavior of individuals, making it easier to foment suspicion and distrust; to orchestrate situations likely to break up families, marriages and other important personal and professional relationships. By evaluating what they perceive to be the "weaknesses" in each target's character/personality, they exploit them in any way possible. In the worst case scenario, if at all possible, they will arrange to pit the Target against those closest to him/her, thus making enemies of friends, spouses or family members.

They will even make 'pre-emptive strikes' in order to keep certain individuals also deemed a "threat to National Security" (other Targets) from ever meeting and/or having any involvement with the targeted individual, or to severely limit that involvement, as well as contact, if they have reason to believe that the two of them together could present a strong united front and be a more formidable "threat" to the perpetrators' agenda than just one of them alone.

Keeping such Targets separated --as far away from each other as possible, including geographically-- is key to their strategy of total control. But this strategy can only work if one or both of the Targets fall prey to the machinations of the perpetrators. Sadly, at least one usually does and the plot achieves its desired end.

The plots and setups spawned by the perps are at times so cleverly executed that I have seen --over and over-- one person after another who has deserted, betrayed or scapegoated me, in some cases totally unaware that they had been manipulated into doing so by third parties with their own agenda. I've also seen the same pattern operating in the cases of other targeted individuals that I have investigated or simply been a witness to.

Facing the horror of a neutralization campaign defies description, even for those fortunate enough to have real and reliable support from family, friends or a spouse (and there are some who do.) But having to face it completely alone has been nearly unbearable.

If not for the grace of God and having the faith that God is watching my back (along with those angels) even if no one else would, I could not have survived the many psychological and physical brutalities perpetrated on me by these henchmen of Satan, otherwise known as agents and operatives of the U.S. Government. Despite all the pain and heartbreak, how blessed I have been to have Friends in High Places!


The isolation and alienation are very effective tactics. They work. I know this as well as anyone possibly could. These government-sponsored criminals have put me through a living hell. But for me, by far the hardest part to bear has been the heartbreak of always having to be up against this brutal persecution totally alone, day after day...week after week...month after month...year after year...of never having even one person in all these years whom I could RELY on to be there to back me up, to provide concrete help or support. No family member, no close friend, no spouse. Nobody, not a soul.

I have stressed the word "rely" for an important reason. Although it's true that I have been able to get occasional assistance, support and backup over the years, here and there, from time to time, from various individuals, it has always fallen into one or more of the following categories: temporary; inconsistent; short-lived; conditional; qualified by various circumstantial factors.

In truth, there is no substitute for having even one 'true blue' person you know you can rely on, through thick and thin. Someone who shows absolute loyalty. This is precisely the type of support the perps have always done their damnedest to make sure I could never get. Not so far anyway, and this dreadful situation has been going on for a long, long time. I am very sorry to have to admit that their plot to keep me isolated --and to foment alienation in my relationships, especially with those who may have otherwise stepped forward to help me or stood by me rather than desert me-- has met with resounding success.

I have learned --the hard way-- that ultimately, no matter what pressure is brought to bear on them, at the deepest level, in their heart of hearts, people make their own choices about such matters and will have to live with the consequences. Someday they may recognize the truth, hopefully before it's too late. Then again, maybe not. But I have no control over that. God gives us all free will, which I respect in others, just as I would hope they respect mine. You can't force people to care, can't force them to do the right thing. And we are each accountable for the intent in our hearts, the way we treat others and the choices we make.

Absolute loyalty and devotion are only possible through the love of one person for another. All real love is unconditional, it is spiritual and comes from God, which is why it is said that Love conquers all. Or that God is Love. To me, the ultimate expression of such unconditional love is shown by Jesus Christ, the Word of God made flesh. Although few of us can ever hope to approach the standard set by Christ, I believe His teaching to "love one another" is something to always aspire to. Only those who know God are capable of practicing such unconditional love.

Unconditional love does not mean unlimited tolerance for disrespectful, abusive or otherwise unacceptable behavior; it does not mean being a doormat. It does not mean just standing by and allowing people to do evil as they will, if they have malice in their hearts; if they are bearing false witness; if they are violating the spiritual integrity of others in any way.

Neither is unconditional love quid pro quo. Rather, it means abiding by uncompromising ethical standards, moral absolutes, in your treatment of others, caring about the spiritual and material welfare of others without setting conditions, or trying to manipulate them for your personal gratification or agenda.

Unconditional love cannot be contrived; it cannot be negotiated; it can only be felt in the heart. Such love leads one into abiding by God's commandments --respecting the loved ones' right to free will and freedom; respecting their personal boundaries, the inviolability of personhood-- and doing unto others as you would have them do unto you.

You may be wondering: What does any of this stuff about "love" have to do with neutralizing a target?

It is vital to understand that this is at the heart of what the perpetrators attempt to destroy: all genuine love between people, all connection to God.

Destroying love, destroying the loyalty of one person for another which comes from love, creates a fertile breeding ground for the evil that manifests in their manipulation, exploitation and control. Where there is real love, there is no manipulation, there is no attempt at control, exploitation or domination, there are no power struggles, there is never slavery.

Here is the open secret which sadly, it seems few have been made privy to: Where there is true, spiritual love, evil cannot flourish.

I must say, Machiavelli had nothing on this cabal of diabolical manipulators. Their methodology seems almost fool-proof. Their goal is to isolate a target to such an extent that s/he is deprived of all companionship, friendship, any and all relationships which could provide aid, comfort --and especially-- love.

It is a known fact that an infant (not just human, but of many other species) deprived of love may die, even if other basic necessities such as food and shelter are provided. But so may an adult, eventually, if one finally succumbs to the despair of living in a world devoid of any real and sustaining love.

I have known people so targeted who have perished in just such a way --they died not of some physical assault, not of some fatal disease, but of a broken heart. If you are one of their targets, their goal is to break your heart into a million pieces. For this reason, I have often called these government-sponsored perps "the heartbreakers".