Introduction This mini-documentary provides important information for an intelligent understanding of, and events, affecting the lives of people in the United States, and the adverse effects upon that seek to inform the people of four decades of continuing corruption throughout the U.S. government oligarchy that has inflicted, or enabled, great harm, catastrophic events, humanitarian tragedies, upon the United States and throughout the world. unpublicized conduct of people composing the most important segments in the three branches of the U.S. government, more properly known as the U.S. government oligarchy. Ignorance of these matters has enabled tragic and calamitous events to over, as detailed and documented since the 1960s. This information has been personally discovered during this period by professionals in key government positions and other insiders. A mature curiosity for the truth will help to understand the gravity of these matters. Credibility index: www.wikileaksusa.org/m_credibility_index.html. American Public As a Feeding Trough For Elite in U.S. Government Oligarchy— And Their Financial Friends in Corporations A brief introductory sampling of harm inflicted upon the American people by elected and unelected personnel in the federal, state,, and local governments within the United States of America. It is a world that most Americans don't see, or what they do see, they don't recognize for what it is. And that has enabled decades of great tragedies for large segments of the population instead of the quality of life that they could have enjoyed in the abundance that once existed in the United States. Highlights of Corrupt Practices Directly Inflicted Upon the American Masses: Decades of financial frauds, paid for by the "feeding trough," the naive American public. Police brutalities, not just upon the blacks; most heavily on low-income people of all races. Prosecutorial misconduct, destroying lives and families. Politicians primarily responsive to corporate interests and money. Corporate/financial tricks upon consumers, made possible by revolving door government regulators. Medical frauds, even deaths, that are unpunished by government regulators. Sham criminal charges against whistleblowers, and destroyed lives. And much more. Highlights of Traumatic Events Inflicted, or Enabled, Upon the People: Years of enabled airline crashes, starting in the 1950s, enabled by politics, incompetence, revolving door syndrome, and corrupt conduct, some of which met the definition of homicide crimes. Series of catastrophic al Qaeda terrorist successes made possible by the criminal cover-up of advance information of the planned terrorist attacks by DOJ personnel; the incompetence and other cultural problems in the FAA that made it simply for any male to obtain the key to the cockpit door from the mostly female flight attendants; and further assisted by personnel in other government entities. Invasions of other nations on sham excuses of nation security, using Americans as cannon fodder, and the responsible politicians claiming the horrific injuries, suffering, and deaths were to protect the nation. And more. Years of Enabled Airline Crashes—Some Far Exceeding Criteria for Homicide Crimes Unknown to most Americans, there were many years of brutal airline disasters, starting in the 1950s and 1960s, many enabled by conduct that met the criteria for homicide offenses. The Federal Aviation Agency (known to insiders as "the tombstone agency" for many years), was the segment of the U.S. government oligarchy that was at the center of the corrupt conduct. The more powerful political elements in the FAA enabled a world-record series of airline disasters at a politically-powerful airline for many years, starting in the 1950s and 1960s. The culture in the Federal Aviation Administration enabled many years of other airline crashes to occur before other factors offset that deadly culture. (The Federal Aviation Agency was abolished and replaced with the Federal Aviation Administration two years after a former FAA inspector provided to members of Congress information about the corruption, incompetence, and political crash-enabling problems that he discovered. Segments starting in the 1960s--Thousands of deaths in enabled airline crashes: Aviation disasters starting in the 1950s (www.wikileakusa.org/m_aviation_disasters.html.) World-record series of airline crashes at a politically-powerful airline. FAA reported aviation safety irregularities, corruption, criminal conduct, some homicide crimes, that played major enabling roles in decades of aviation disasters. Example: New York City world record air disasters. Unprecedented life and death assignment by safety group in Los Angeles regional offices given to FAA airline safety inspector Rodney Stich, to correct the safety irregularities responsible for most of the crew-error crashes at a politically-powerful airline. (www.wikileaksusa.org/m_life-and-death-assignment.html. Prompt discovery of unprecedented number of money-saving safety violations, unsatisfactory culture, criminal falsification of government-required records, many meeting the criteria for homicide offenses under federal criminal statutes, and far exceeding the criteria for homicide charges in most other nations in aviation deaths. FAA attacks from political management upon that FAA airline safety inspector as he sought to halt the massive safety problems he discovered and had been instructed to correct. Aviation disasters occurring during the attacks upon the inspector as he was attempting to carry out his life-and-death-assignment. FAA airline safety inspector Rodney Stich acting similar to independent prosecutor. Recognizing the cover-ups and the continuing culture, the FAA inspector took unprecedented actions, despite other FAA safety inspectors warning, "You can't fight the system," or, "You're going to get shot!" (Pathetic culture in a life-and-death aviation safety agency.) Two airline crashes and deaths occurred at that politically-powerful airline where the FAA-reported safety irregularities were rampant. *In one crash of a UAL corporation plane into Lake Michigan, everyone perished. In the other one, at Salt Lake City, 43 passengers were cremated alive. Those crashes were enabled by the same safety problems that the inspector was attempting to correct, and occurred while FAA political personnel were attacking the inspector during his life-and-death assignment. Those attacks far exceeded the criteria for homicide crimes under U.S. criminal statutes and practices in most other nations. www.wikileaksusa.org/m_homicide_definitions.html. www.wikileaksusa.org/m_homicide_definition_airline_crashes.html www.wikileaksusa.org/m_homicide_aviation_worldwide.html. www.wikileaksusa.org/m_homicide_us_airline_crashes.html. FAA closing brief filed by the FAA inspector. .... Standard cover-up by lawyer on FAA Administrator's staff, acting as the administrator law judge, whose cover-up enabled years of additional crashes and deaths. The outrage by the head of the FAA Sky Marshal program at the cover-up, and urging the inspector to file a report with the political FAA Administrator, which he would cosign. FAA cover letter report to FAA Administrator; Report Part One; Part Two; Part Three. Continued attacks upon the inspector forced him to resign. As the crashes continued, he filed the first of many lawsuits filed against the FAA, seeking to force attention on the deadly practices and halt the resulting horrors. That and other lawsuits were authorized by the federal crime reporting statute, Title 18 U.S.C. § 4. Anyone knowing of a federal crime must report it to a federal judge or other federal official, and that judge or official must receive the information. Every attempt was blocked by Department of Justice personnel and federal judges. Sampling of FAA-reported safety irregularities at the UAL corporation. Sampling of aviation disasters enabled by the FAA reported safety irregularities and corrupt conduct at a politically powerful airline, and crashes at other airlines due to the culture at the FAA, the "tombstone agency." People at the UAL corporation were reportedly engaging in aviation fraud, for years, with repeated resulting crashes and deaths, thereby saving the airline considerable money. After many years, safety changes on the aircraft and radar following compensated for many of the problems from the culture of politics, incompetence, revolving-door syndrome, and corrupt conduct. But the culture that the inspector had reported still enabled preventable aviation mishaps to occur. The most notable of such consequences occurred on September 11, 2001; the most horrific www.wikileaksusa.org/m_nyc_world_record_air_disasters.html As in the first world-record aviation disaster occurring in New York City 40 years earlier, the entire U.S. government oligarchy automatically went into cover-up mode. As in prior cover-ups, the consequences were calamitous. Post 9/11 corruption, cover-ups, and worsening consequences. Letters to several U.S. attorneys concerning the federal crimes and resulting deaths led to a runaround. Appeared before a federal grand jury in Denver, and was blocked by the U.S. attorney. Federal lawsuit against the FAA to report criminal conduct related to several specific airline disasters. United Air Lines index United Airlines FAA-reported corrupt safety practices UAL crash pictures UAL Salt Lake City crash FAA reports on gross aviation safety misconduct at United Airlines. airline crashes at politically powerful United Airlines corporation www.wikileaksusa.org/aviation_crashes_united_airlines.html . United Airlines world-record number of airline disasters, and retaliation against FAA airline safety inspector. United Airline crashes and deaths occurring while attacking inspector sent to halt the corruption-enabled deadly crashes. Two deadly crashes occurred. due to safety problems and criminal acts that he uncovered, while Stich was under attack. U.S. Department of Justice Personnel: Most Corrupt and Dangerous In U.S. Government Oligarchy By law, DOJ personnel have the responsibilities to: Prevent criminal acts. or prosecute those who commit criminal acts, and come to the aid of anyone being the victim of criminal acts. Prevent violations of a person's civil rights, and come to the aid of anyone being victimized by such violations of laws and the constitution that protects such rights. Show integrity and honesty in its conduct. The wording in the Civil Rights Act that include liberty and justice for all; not just the rights of a minority group. DOJ's responsibilities to protect a person's civil rights. Civil rights are far more than protecting blacks or other minorities against discrimination. Sampling of the exact opposite conduct by people in control of the Department of Justice, and the awesome consequences for the United States, its victims, and even people of other nations: Filing sham criminal charges against known innocent people, using planted evidence, perjured testimony, or false forensic evidence to obtain convictions. Rewarding Perjured Testimony to enable the conviction and imprisonment of innocent persons. People giving perjured testimony to support DOJ prosecutions are often provided some form of compensation to the person making the false testimony, such as dropping prior charges or early release from prison. Forcing Innocent People to Plead Guilty: Forcing innocent people to plead guilty under threat of seeking grossly longer prison sentences during trial, or filing false charges against a wife or mother. Falsifying forensic evidence to obtain guilty judgment. One example at the international level of using the deception in aviation disasters was the conduct of personnel from U.S. Department of Justice planting bogus evidence after the bombing of Pan Am Flight 103 over Lockerbie that shielded the actual groups involved in the bombing and charged two innocent Libyans and Libya. Seeking draconian prison sentences for minor offenses, further enabled by legislation of Congress that allow such abuses upon the people. (Example: filling in low spot on your own land.) With the help of legislation passed by members of Congress, the United States has the highest incarceration rate in the world (while some of the worse crimes are perpetrated by that same group of government personnel). FBI-DOJ Personnel involved in Murders with Brutal Mobsters: Several decades of brutal murders against people by a combination of FBI-DOJ personnel in the Boston offices with mob figure James "Whitey" Bulger, in the New York City FBI-DOJ offices with Mafia capo Gregory Scarpa, Sr., with approval of high officials in Washington. The practices were approved by high officials in the U.S. Department of Justice—the direct opposite of the role intended by this government department. See http://www.wikileaksusa.org/fbi_murderous_culture.html. Department of Justice Personnel Deep-Sixing Advance Notice of Planned al Qaeda Attacks, enabling several thousand deaths and post-9/11 calamities: High-level Department of Justice personnel in Washington deep-sixed advance information of the first series of al Qaeda attacks on U.S. targets, including the planned hijackings of U.S. airliners. www.wikileaksusa.org/m_DOJ_deep_sixing_planned_terrorist_attacks.html. The purpose of deep-sixing the advance information of the planned al Qaeda attacks was to carry out a scheme to discredit the mole in the al Qaeda cell providing that advance information. That mole was scheduled to provide sworn testimony in several murder trials about the murders that his father committed, with the help, and immunity, provided by FBI-DOJ personnel in the New York City offices. If that advance information on the planned al Qaeda attacks was made known to various government units that could have prevented the success of those attacks, the credibility of the mole's later testimony about the decades of murders involving DOJ personnel could not be discredited. Even after the first of the series of advance notices occurred, with enormous loss of life, FBI-DOJ personnel continued to deep-six other advance notices. The government of no nation in history has ever been reported to have engaged in such criminality that had decades of calamity consequences—unknown to the people, or, unconcerned American public! DOJ Role in the 9/11 Commission Cover-Up, enabling even worse consequences to occur: By placing into the 9/11 Commission the same DOJ Washington personnel complicit in deep-sixing the advance notice of the planned airline hijackings, their conduct that enabled the terrorist successes were hidden, along with the enabling roles of others, some of which were homicide offenses in the horrendous deaths of nearly 3,000 people. As will shortly be seen, these enablers included the culture in the FAA; federal judges, members of Congress, Supreme Court Justices, and others—all protecting the U.S. government oligarchy (that has used the American public as a feeding trough for decades). Standard Consequences of Cover-Ups: Shifting enabling blame for the horrendous deaths on 9/11, from key people in powerful segments of government, to people totally innocent in Afghanistan and Iraq. That in turn destroyed the order in those two nations and enabled the rise of brutal Islamic groups. Throughout this period, the American public remained obsessed with trivia, and had no interest in what was being done to them. Enablers list. www.wikileaksusa.org/911_blame_comparison.html. Over a million deaths in those nations then followed. Nearly 4,000 American deaths, thousands of dismembers and otherwise harmed military personnel, used as cannon fodder by U.S. politicians, while sedating the victims with claims that their sacrifices were protecting the American public—when the reverse was obviously true. Corrupt Culture in Pan Am Flight 103 Bombing: After the bombing of Pan Am Flight 103 over Lockerbie on December 21, 1988, in line with its corrupt culture, Department of Justice personnel planted bogus evidence and blamed two innocent Libyans and Libya for the bombing. In doing that, DOJ personnel were protecting Iran and a group in Syria. The bombing of Pan Am Flight 103 was in retaliation for the U.S. Navy shooting down an Iranian airliner flying on a civil airways, killing 290 people, mostly those on a hajj pilgrimage. Iran stated it would retaliate, and after a group in Syria was paid to plant the bomb on the Pan Am flight, the retaliation warnings halted. (This writer was an airline captain many years earlier, flying that same route on the same hajj pilgrimage.) (No reaction by the American public to publication of this information.) Military-Like Deadly Assaults Upon Remote Family in Idaho: In what became known as Ruby Ridge, a military-like assault and siege occurred in Northern Idaho (1992), against the Randy Weaver family. The assault was by a hoard of bureaucrats in the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and United States Marshal Service (USMS). Living in a state of poverty in a rural area of Idaho, murdered were the mother, Vicki Weaver, her son, Sammy, and their dog. Vicki Weaver was shot while standing behind a door, holding one of her children. Further details at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ruby_Ridge. (American public's lack of interest or indifference makes these horrors upon individual people possible and allows the abusive corruption to continue.) (No reaction by the American public to publication of this information.) Mass Murders of Religious Compound at Waco, Texas The following year another well-publicized example of brutalities against individual Americans by federal bureaucrats killing with immunity occurred in the small community of Elk, near Waco, Texas. The victims were included a majority of women and children, a religious group known as the Branch Dravidians that separated from the Seventh-day Adventist Church. They were led by David Koresh. The group was suspected of weapons violations, followed and a search and arrest warrant obtained by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms, a division of the U.S. Department of Justice. The ATF attacked the group, and the insiders fired back. Six members of the religious group were killed and four ATF agents. That started a 51-day siege by FBI agents of the religious compound. On the final day of the siege, April 19, 1993, FBI personnel launched as assault upon the religious compound, launching tear gas canisters into the wood structure. A fire then started, which then resulted in the deaths of most of the religious group, a majority of whom were women and children. More details at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Waco_siege. (No reaction by the American public to publication of this information.) Military-like invasions of homes by agents of various government departments, and the brutal treatment of the occupants, including families. With the police obtaining surplus military vehicles intended for wars against nations, the military vehicles were used against individual Americans (while others remained silent). The following is one of many examples is in the book, Defrauding America: Killing a Nearly Blind Rancher Another of several examples of the vicious mindset of ATF and Justice Department agents was the shooting death of a wealthy and nearly blind rancher, Donald Scott, near Malibu, California (October 2, 1992). Federal personnel had tried to buy the ranch to expand the adjacent Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area. But Scott, a recluse, partially blinded by recent cataract surgery, didn’t want to sell. A multi-agency drug task force of over two dozen heavily armed California and federal agents mounted a military-type assault upon Scott‘s home. They said they were looking for a field of marijuana they claimed that a federal agent spotted from a plane flying a thousand feet over the 200-acre property in the hills above Malibu, called Trail’s End. Instead of going to the ranch in a peaceful manner with a search warrant, they conducted a commando-type raid, breaking into Scott‘s home while he was sleeping, killing him as he came out of his bedroom. No marijuana plants or drugs were found on his property. There was no reason for this commando-type raid, as there was no need for the element of surprise. If Scott had actually been growing fields of marijuana, he could not suddenly dispose of it down the toilet, and the peaceful serving of a search warrant was all that was necessary. Investigation showed that the real motive was not a search for drugs, but a desire to seize Scott‘s ranch under federal forfeiture laws. Scott’s wife had been a former user of drugs and if the slightest trace of drugs could have been found on the property, the five million dollar ranch could be seized under the draconian federal forfeiture laws. Subsequent investigation revealed that federal agents had obtained a property appraisal before invading Scott‘s home, showing the value of adjoining property and indicating the desire to seize the property. Federal personnel in charge of the raid advised the attacking agents to look for evidence of drugs so as to justify seizing the property. Long Prison Sentences, Including Life in Prison, for Non-Violent Drug Offenses— While protecting CIA Assets Smuggling Tons of Drugs Worldwide, most common in the 1970s to the 1990s, before NAFTA, CIA assets smuggled tons of drugs throughout the world, using covert CIA airlines and other sources, and military bases, while Department of Justice personnel prosecuted non-CIA people and groups and caused life-in-prison sentences for many—even though people smuggling drugs for CIA and DEA personnel. The drug smuggling was so extensive that it was known by multiple government agencies, and by most of the intelligence agencies, including the National Security Agency (NSA). Prosecutorial Misconduct, Destroyed Lives, and Legislating Prosecutorial Immunity: At every level of government, county, state, and federal, thousands of people have had their lives destroyed, families destroyed, by prosecutors, knowingly prosecuting innocent people. These crimes by non-elected government personnel have been and are being aided and abetted by state and federal politicians that live primarily for their own benefit. DOJ Culture Seen in American's corrupt war on drugs: The war on drugs was a growth industry built on the broken lives of individual Americans. Innocent people sentenced to long, or life, prison terms, often times using perjured testimony, planted evidence, or false forensic reports. (Where were the thousands of NSA and DOJ personnel during the years of these criminal acts—or were they protecting the system?) People are sent to long prison sentences for minor drug-related offenses while CIA personnel smuggled tons of drugs into the United States, with the knowledge of DOJ personnel. Simultaneously, for many years, especially during the 1980s, the CIA was heavily involved in drug trafficking. Several recent presidents of the United States, including Barack Obama, George W. Bush, Bill Clinton, admitted using drugs; but they were protected members of the government oligarchy. While they were never prosecuted, ordinary citizens doing the same were sent to prison. CIA Crimes, Protected by the Government Oligarchy: Many books have been written about the misconduct of CIA personnel and their assets: CIA corruption that resulted in multiple areas of blowback harm to Americans. Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) CIA drug smuggling. CIA role in the October Surprise operation, another criminal act affecting national interests. Massive evidence of drug smuggling provided by CIA and DEA operatives, especially during the 1980s. And its cover up by the military, NSA, DIA, and other government intelligence groups. These corrupt activities greatly increased criminal activities in the United States, increasing the murder rate, generating business for prosecutors, lawyers, prison employees, and private prison corporations. Books based on CIA insiders' information: Defrauding America. America's Corrupt War on Drugs—and the People. Explosive Secrets of Covert CIA Operations. The overwhelming amounts of drug smuggling by CIA personnel in the period from the 1970s through 1990 could not escape the knowledge of the National Security Agency (NSA) or the other intelligence groups in government, as further shown by sworn testimony given to members of Congress. The withholding of this information from the American people, being prosecuted for minute amounts of drugs, revealed another example of the people in power protecting each other, at the expense of the American public. Members of Congress were covering up for federal personnel directly involved in the drug trafficking, and covering up for the other personnel in government that assisted or covered up. While protecting the criminal drug smuggling operations of the CIA, Department of Justice personnel were simultaneously filing tens of thousands of drug-related charges destroying lives and families, often using corrupt tactics that led to long prison terms, including life in prison. Corruptly Seizing Life Assets from Innocent People—Another Feeding Trough Practice! Government agents fraudulent seizure of assets from innocent people, often used for the benefit of the seizing agents or departments. The agents then often offer to return the funds minus a substantial amount; thousands of dollars in legal fees are incurred. Even the IRS seize bank accounts of totally innocent people or small companies, and refuse to return it, sometimes forcing people or companies into bankruptcy. New York Times, 11-10-2014: Police Use Department Wish List When Deciding Which Assets to Seize. civil asset forfeiture, without ever securing a conviction or even filing a criminal charge, to seize property...it has become a staple of law enforcement agencies because it helps finance their work. ... In one oft-cited case, a Philadelphia couple's home was seized after their son made $40 worth of drug sales on the porch. ... many cities and states are moving to expand civil seizures of cars and other assets. ... a prosecutor preaches the "gospel" that forfeiture is not just for drug arrests—cars can be seized in shoplifting and statutory rape cases as well. ... ... owners" who were not present when the suspected offense occurred. ... the prosecutor boosted that ... money has been used by the authorities to pay for sports tickets, office parties, a home security system and a $90,000 sports car. ... made it clear that forfeitures were highly contingent on the needs of law enforcement. Practice of seizing funds discovered during traffic stops, without being charged with any crime. Seizing tens of thousand of dollars from small business, using sham argument that the [practice of depositing just under $10,000 (normal for small businesses) is to evade the bank responsibility to report deposits of $10,000 or more. --------------------------------------- Series of Bank Deposits or Withdrawals Short of $10,000: Charge with a Crime and seizing the funds for their own use: Making it a crime and seizing assets, and putting companies out of business financially, because they made a series of bank deposits, or withdrawals (checks) short of $10,000. Without a trial to determine if those practices were bit part of a criminal operation, the money is taken, and in the case of a small business, they go bankrupt. ------------------------------------ Long prison sentences and victims wanting to die: The practice of slow death to thousands of Americans sentenced to life in prison for either small non-violent offenses, or upon sham charges, prosecutor-provided perjuring witnesses, or false forensics. Involved in these national tragedies are prosecutors and politicians that legislated the laws making such human tragedies possible. Example: www.wikileaksusa.org/taus_index.html. DOJ Trustees Involved in Bankruptcy Court Frauds: Bankruptcy court corruption DOJ Attacks on Patriotic Whistleblowers: The history of attacks on patriotic people seeking to expose and halt the corrupt conduct in the U.S. government oligarchy and the awesome consequences of the corruption, is another smoldering scandal, and ignored by the American pubic. The following are a sampling of the unrecognized patriots and the harm inflicted upon them that makes the euphemism, liberty and justice for all, a mockery. Richard Taus Fallen heroes. Whistleblowers—America's ombudsmen. Whistleblower, attacks, and tragedies. Whistleblowers that paid a heavy price. Sampling of other whistleblowers. 13 Years of Continuous Attacks Upon the Former Federal Agent with the Life-and-Death Assignment: Captain Rodney Stich bio. Captain Rodney Stich. (www.wikileakusa.org/m_stich_index.html. not completed credibility index. (www.wikileaksusa.org/m_credibility_index.html) Stich credibility. (www.wikileaksusa.org/m_stich credibility.html) seized life assets. Attacks upon corruption-fighter, Captain Rodney Stich. www.wikileaksusa.org/m_stich_attacks. Stich harm in a nutshell. (www.wikileaksusa.org/m_stich harm in a nutshell.htnl) FAA attacks on FAA inspector during life-and-death assignment. Financial Frauds Endlessly On the American Public Financial Frauds, repeated year after year, by people in the financial industry, who rarely are ever charged with a crime. Their offenses enabled by legislation, or its absence, arising from politicians receiving financial largess from financial corporations, and regulators who transition between government and the financial industry. The American feeding trough keeps this group active. www.wikileaksusa.org/financial_frauds.html. U.S. Politicians and Their Legislation, Acting As Proxies for Powerful Financial Contributors: Harm directly and indirectly inflicted by Members of Congress, as heavily documented from 1965 to 2005 and thereafter. Politicians lying to the public for support in starting wars that have killed over 100,000 U.S. military personnel and maimed many others. These wars include the invasion of Korea, Vietnam, Cambodia, Laos, Panama, Grenada, Iraq, Afghanistan. These show that the American people can be repeatedly lied to without any fear of suffering the consequences. Putting the interests of the people secondary to corporations that provide huge funds, allegedly political donations that are often quid pro quo for actions, sometimes known as bribes. Being patsies for the Israeli lobby in funding, arming, and giving protection to Israeli Zionist leaders in the deadly attacks on the invaded and occupied Palestinians, knowing that their actions generated the anger of the al Qaeda group concerned about the Palestinians, and leading to the series of horrific al Qaeda attacks. Additional outrage arising from the U.S. politicians contempt for the victims of Israeli murderous attacks on the U.S.S. Liberty. Bribe-taking members of Congress legislating outrageous prison sentences for minor offenses, or for conduct that should not be offenses. Notices from government insider to members of Congress via letters and faxes, starting in 1965. Life in the U.S. would be totally different if they had not covered up for criminal activities in the non-elected government positions over whom they had supervisory oversight. Sampling of replies from members of Congress during the five-decade period. Members of Congress taking bribes (called political donations) that adversely effect the public. Letter list to members of Congress from 1965 to present date, revealing four decades of corruption and consequences brought to their attention, that they covered-up and enabled. Sampling of letters from members of Congress and others. www.wikileakusa.org./m_congress_index.html. Much of the harm suffered by individual Americans, or many of the national tragedies, resulted from the conduct of U.S. politicians. For instance: Wars falsely started on the sham basis of national necessity: Korea; Vietnam; Cambodia, Laos; Panama; Panama; Afghanistan; Iraq; Regulations, or lack of regulations, for the financial benefit of corporations providing political donations or bribes, that benefit corporations at the expenses of the people. Protecting the criminal acts of such non-elected personnel as in the CIA, Department of Justice, and elsewhere. Threats and Bribery Keeps the Government Oligarchy And the Feeding Trough Going The corrupt conduct in the government oligarchy is kept from the public by the capabilities of the U.S. government oligarchy itself: For instance: Secret payments: Decades of secret payments to media personnel and medic corporations, similar to the CIA's decades of Operation Mockingbird. A New York Times article (February16, 2015) described the problem resulting from media cover-ups and much of the media dumbing down the people. (Common in state and local governments.) Threats by DOJ and Multiple Regulatory Agencies and Legislation: Threat by DOJ personnel of filing criminal charges against members of Congress associated with the huge amounts of political contributions of bribes. The threat of DOJ charges, or other regulatory agencies, against companies. Companies can be fined huge amounts of money for minor technical oversight, or put out of business. Airlines without political power can be and are fined hundreds of thousands of dollars for minor or questionable oversights on the unlimited number of regulations. Personnel of the U.S. Department of Justice sued the giant credit rating agency, Standard and Poor, in 2013, after the corporation lowered the credit rating for the United States. The basis for suing S&P was the sham high credit ratings that S&P provided to financial products that played major roles in the 2008 financial crisis. That lawsuit was proper, and long overdue. BUT, the same gross financial frauds were perpetrated by the other major credit rating agencies, and clearly retaliation for its adverse ruling on the credit worthiness of the United States. As this retaliatory action was publicized, the Department of Justice backed down from its initial position. Standard& Poor's still paid a huge fine, $1.27 billion (loss suffered by stockholders), but did not have to admit to wrongdoing. History of repeated cover-ups by media personnel and corporate media in the United States. Sampling of notifications to media personnel by the granddaddy of corruption-exposing whistleblowers. Federal Judges—and Their Secret Roles In Protecting the U.S. Government Oligarchy Corrupt or Venal Misuse of Federal Courts by Federal judges, documented and associated with corrupt conduct, major American catastrophic events, and homicide crimes: Judicial corruption in federal courts. Widespread looting of people's assets in bankruptcy courts by Department of Justice trustees and federal judges. Harm from Corruption in the bankruptcy courts involving federal judges, federal trustees, and lawyers, with occasional involvement of CIA-related personnel. DOJ Trustees involved in looting of assets: www.wikileaksusa.org/m_real_estate_seized.html. Wall Street Journal article (Dec 3, 1993) titled, Corruption in Bankruptcy System, stated in part: Many contend that the fraud problem is a symptom of a system in crisis. At a congressional hearing in late 1991, Democratic Rep. Jack Brooks from Texas, chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, warned anyone with any property whatsoever to stay out of bankruptcy. Otherwise, "somebody is going to steal it, throw it away or let it rot," said Mr. Brooks. He added, "The bankruptcy system will do you in like you have never been done." (This is also described in the book, Defrauding America. Supreme Court Justices: Not As Honorable As They Seem As with federal judges, Supreme Court Justices are lawyers with black robes, and with the same integrity and culture. Supreme Court secrets provides 40 years of evidence of the key roles played the Justices of the U.S. Supreme Court in protecting the corruption stated here. Those efforts included covering up for the massive civil rights violations and criminal attacks on that former federal airline safety inspector; covering up for homicide crimes in the early series of airline disasters; and the criminal misuse of government offices by Department of Justice personnel and a hoard of federal district and appellate judges. Complicity of Supreme Court Justices in the corruption and many of America's corruption-enabled catastrophic events. Unprecedented in Supreme Court history, federal lawsuit naming the Justices of the U.S. Supreme Court as defendants. The purpose of the lawsuit was to make a record of the corruption that the corruption fighter and his sources had discovered that was then starting to enable a series of terrorist successes. Lawsuit against Supreme Court Justices and the actual lawsuit against Justices of the U.S. Supreme Court, Oct 20, 1989. Supreme Court index. Unprecedented Apology by U.S. Supreme Court Justice Byron White: Unprecedented Apology by U.S. Supreme Court Justice in response to a 60-page petition that reported much of what is stated in this mini-documented. Justice White apologized, for being unable—as a single Justice—to help. Emergency petition to U.S. Supreme Court Justice Byron White, and his unprecedented in Supreme Court history apology for being unable to help. Supreme Court Justice Bryon White unprecedented apology to the corruption-fighting whistleblower, Captain Rodney Stich, following his receipt of a 60-page Emergency Petition to U.S. Supreme Court Justice Byron White. Government Oligarchies at State and Local Levels: Preying on the Weak Police Murder of civilians, as if they were target shooting: Without any threat or provocations, killing people, blacks and whites, with multiple bullets into the victim, when one would have halted a threat if one actually existed. The oligarchy then protected the police, showing contempt for the public that they were to serve and protect. Arresting People on the Slightest of Normal Conduct: Arresting people on minor matters, such as not using turn signals when changing lanes. In one case in Texas in August 2015, it resulted in a Texas highway patrol employee abusing a black female motorist and ending up in her death a day later. Practice of Sham Financial Penalties: Practice of funding government salaries and operations through arrest and fines on the slightest of common conduct. police and government personnel filing charges on minor traffic conduct, such as failure to signal lane changes. High Bail for Minor Offense Charge: Months of Imprisonment of Innocent People without Funds: The practice of high bail for poor people charged with minor offenses, that results in long imprisonment and family disruption, and often with charges dropped after imprisonment longer than if found guilty. Minor "offenses" include filling in a low spot on your own land. A seven-page New York Times Magazine article (Aug. 2015) focused on the inhuman below-the-radar practices in New York City, focusing on the less-fortunate population that most others know nothing about. It is the practice of arresting people on the most minor of charges, forcing them to pay bail to be released prior to trial that is out of their reach, causing them to be incarcerated for days, weeks, months, and in some cases for years—waiting to go to trial, at which time most are discharged. www.wikileaksusa.org/ny_times_rikers_aug_2015.html. Brutalities Upon Prisoners: Many prisons are hotbeds of brutality upon prisoners, many of whom are imprisoned on non-violent offenses under one of the thousands of matters made into criminal acts by (bribe-taking) politicians. Typical examples are Rikers Island in New York and the jails in Los Angeles County. The perpetrators of broken bones, even deaths, are rarely punished. The system protects themselves! Harm from Government Personnel in States such as California: How over a dozen California judges in s the three levels of the California courts openly violated wholesale numbers of major civil rights protections, as proxies for a DOJ scheme to silence corruption fighter, Captain Rodney Stich. That revealed the enormous power of the government oligarchy at the federal level to manipulate state courts to commit the serious violations that they were entrusted to do. California judges, by their corrupt conduct, converted the California courts into a RICO criminal enterprise. California laws violated California judges http://www.wikileaksusa.org/california_corrupt_legal_justice_systems.html. http://www.defraudingamerica.com/medical_corruption_california_glenda.html. http://www.defraudingamerica.com/medical_corruption_acceptable_to_california_bureaucrats.html. California judges as a RICO criminal enterprise. Deadly Police Brutalities Against Blacks and Whites—and System-Imposed Immunity (State and local levels): Police brutalities, and their frequent murders of individuals, justifying the murders on sham allegations the police thought he was reaching for a gun. Police firing multiple bullets into a victim, when one would have been sufficient to halt whatever they were allegedly doing. It appears that the police firing multiple bullets into someone, in some cases a dozen and more, often innocent people, not doing any harm or threats to anyone, enjoy the killing similar to the joy that many hunters get from killing an animal. Countless versions of government communities of every size using the public as a feeding trough: Traffic fines for the most minor deviation from government mandated limits. Debtor's prisons still exist. The city of Ferguson, MO was sued in February 2015 for its practice of incarcerating people who were unable to pay court fines and fees. The city of 21,000 issued over 30,000 arrest warrants in 2013, based on traffic fines and other minor offenses, using that scheme (as do government personnel throughout the United States) for Ferguson's second-biggest source of income, consisting of 21 percent of its budget. A typical example of the public serving as the feeding trough for to the city's oligarchy. Instead of the government of the people, it is a government form where government personnel use the people as a feeding trough. Seeing Domestic Terrorism and Remaining or Indifferent Domestic terrorism has for decades inflicted more harm upon the American people than International Terrorism. Sampling of the harm are known to everyone. But by not knowing the legal definition of "domestic terrorism," the gravity is not recognized. Conduct Constituting "Terrorism": The legal and common sense definition of domestic and international terrorism includes, for instance, the following acts taken by anyone, including non-elected and elected government personnel, as rampant in this documentary: Series of Criminal Acts Inflicting Great Harm to People and National Security: People that violate criminal laws of the United States or of any State, that inflicts harm upon people or the nation, whether committed by non-government and government personnel, and people who know of such offense and either aids and abets such acts, or fails to report them to a government officer or agency that is acting in a honest manner. Pattern of Criminal Acts That Silence People Witnessing the Crimes Subverting National Interests: People whose actions are taken to silence a witness, or a present or former government employee, seeking to report a federal crime. Or people aiding and abetting such acts, including the cover-up of such acts. Pattern of Corrupt Actions Violating Civil Rights to Cover Up for Crimes: People who violate the civil rights of another person, and people who know of such violations, are able to halt the violations, and who fail to do so. Criminal act for anyone violating the civil rights or anyone; criminal act of anyone who is able to act to prevent the continuation of civil rights violations who refuse to do so. (Title 42 USC § 1983-1986) Pattern of Attacks Upon Patriots Exposing Corrupt/Criminal Conduct Enabling Harm to National Security People, especially a group, engaging in corrupt or criminal acts against anyone reporting federal crimes, made worse when the attacks enable the nation to suffer great harm. Example: terrorist successes. Corrupt/Criminal Acts Resulting in Harm To Infrastructure People whose actions are dangerous to human life, or potentially destructive of critical infrastructure or key national resources. Legal and common sense definition of domestic and international terrorism. The Few Patriots Seeking to Halt the Corruption and Tragedies Attacked by Key People Controlling the Oligarchy While the docile American public watched, Department of Justice personnel and federal judges attacked those few patriots that sought to expose the corruption and halt the resulting tragedies. A few examples follow: Highly decorated Lt. Col. Richard Taus, who attempted to report to members of Congress the murders and other corruption occurring in his FBI New York City offices. His immediate supervisor was involved in murders with a brutal Mafia capo, Gregory Scarpa, Sr. Fallen heroes, who suffered the Department of Justice retaliation to silence their exposure of high-level corruption in key non-elected personnel in two branches of the U.S. Government. Former Naval Aviator, Captain Rodney Stich converted from a multi-millionaire to a state of poverty so as to silence his exposure and corruption fighting activities that were inflicting great harm upon the American public. See http://www.wikileaksusa.org/stich_harm_inflicted.html. He survived the entire World War II period as a Naval Aviator and Patrol Plane Commander. He returned home and suffered far graver harm from the corruption of non-elected U.S. government bureaucrats, who were protected by elected politicians. Converting super-patriot from multimillionaire to state of poverty. http://www.wikileaksusa.org/millionaire_to_poverty.html. Whistleblowers index. Credibility Decades of credibility, compared to documented corrupt conduct of people in control of the highest positions in the U.S. government oligarchy. (www.wikileaksusa.org/m_credibility_index.html.) Naive—Or Indifferent—American Public Hundreds of detailed books had been written, especially in the 1970s through 1990s, describing various areas of corrupt conduct that was inflicting great harm upon others. No response from the blissfully obsesses American public, many living in a childlike mental fantasy, while government personnel, representing them as a matter of law, were subverting the nation and inflicting or enabling great and horrendous harm upon others. This same group recites daily the pledge of allegiance, including the words, With Liberty and Justice for All. And, pathetically, believing it exists, with the naïveté of an illiterate native. Unprecedented Efforts Since the 1960s, Reporting to Government Personnel: The granddaddy of corruption-exposing whistleblowers had been reporting major corruption related to ongoing catastrophic and other harms, to government personnel and the media since the 1960s, while in the life-and-death assignment. He had an excellent life-style, a multi-millionaire, and instead of enjoying life, he engaged in unprecedented efforts seeking to halt the corruption and resulting tragedies. For this, he suffered years of personal and financial losses—while the American public he was trying to help continued to show their indifference, or cowardice! Total cover-ups by every group contacted in the U.S. government oligarchy. The following lists show a sampling of letters and faxes: Letter list to members of Congress from 1965 to present date. Sampling of letters from members of Congress and others. Letter list to Justices of the U.S. Supreme Court. Letter list relating to al Qaeda mole providing advance information. Letters relating to corruption enabling terrorist successes. Letter list to New York state officials. Letter list 9/11 Commission. Letter list to media corporations. Letter list to the White House. Letter to New York State governor. Unprecedented Efforts Since 1978, Reporting to the American public: He started providing this information to the American public since 1978, via not-for-profit books, hundreds of radio and TV appearances, speeches, and eventually, internet sites. With the exception of many reader comments, book reviews, the remainder of the public remained blissfully indifferent, obsessed with trivia. As a consequence, the public continued to suffer great harm, tens of thousands of deaths, and for many, a great deterioration in the quality of their lives and of their families. Part of the problem for this sad culture has been the media cover-ups and their dumbing down of the American public. A New York Times article reflects part of the problem of the American public and serving as the feeding trough for bureaucracy and political tricksters in government. A public so obsessed with childlike trivia and pathetically illiterate and indifferent to the harm inflicted upon others, thinking it won't affect them is pathetic example of what America has become. After the end of World War II, the wealth of the nation should have enabled a comfortable life for most Americans. Instead, the nation is financially indebted, the culture has deteriorated, and everyone is now a possible victim. The present millennium is mostly illiterate about the corruption and tragedies of the past that must be known and understand to recognize the recent corruption and resulting tragedies of the present. Sampling of prior postings relating to segments of the American Public: Americans as enablers. American values. American Pontius Pilates. American enablers of great harm. American public reaction list. American public. American public as a willing feeding trough for the ruling government oligarchy. The American public has been enablers of these matters for decades: Excusable enablers by lack of mental intelligence. Excusable enablers, in part, from media cover-ups. Inexcusable enablers by those people who lack interest in what their leaders were doing. Inexcusable enablers by those people who know, but for various reasons show no interest or concern. Other Related Links: www.wikileaksusa.org/american_public_index.html. American Pontius Pilates, some excusable, some not. www.wikileaksusa.orgf/american_public_patsy.html. American enablers of great harm. America's Fighter's Against World's Most Corrupt Modern Nation!! "Similarities" Between Germans under Adolf Hitler And Today's Americans A poem written by Martin Niemoller, relating to how Germans tolerate Adolf Hitler is especially suitable to most Americans today: First they came for the Jews, and I did not speak out, because I was not a Jew. Then they came for the Communists, and I did not speak out, because I was not a Communist. Then they came for the trade unionists, and I did not speak out, because I was not a trade unionist. Then they came for me, and there was no one left to speak out for me. Pastor Martin Niemöller Pastor Martin Niemöller (1892–1984) first supported the rise of Adolf Hitler, and then upon learning the truth, and objecting, he was imprisoned. He wrote a poem about the state of denial of Germans about what Hitler was doing. Probably no better example could be shown than what has been done to the American people, in their name, while they ignored the outrages. The first step is to become informed. And with the vast cover-ups, disinformation, and blatant lying by U.S. politicians, media personnel, and political pundits, this requires a little effort. In searching for information, don't be misled by wild conspiracy theories, and go where facts can be found, including courageous (and foolish) insiders who speak out in defense of the country. Sadly, fewer people read such books (preferring trivia reading), rarely read newspapers (which is one small step to becoming informed). Therefore, the future is bleak, made possible by the corruption detailed here and in the books, the cover-ups, and the public's indifference to their responsibilities. These atrocities against sheep-like people will continue until a sizeable segment of the American people start reading books from insiders on these matters, and divert time from child-like trivia to matters of importance. Questionable Level of Intelligence or Values of A Nation's People That Tolerate These Crimes History may show the shocking level of harm inflicted by non-elected members of government in the United States, enabled by do-nothing elected politicians, making a mockery of such matters as liberty and justice for all, or the meaningless phase, government of and for the people. And, the childlike level of intelligence, or blissful indifference, of the American people. Their heroes are sport figures who score one point higher than the others, while true heroes, those fighting corrupt government, are ignored. Kleptocracy. A term used to identify a government culture engaging in corrupt conduct that extend their financial position and/or political power. Coalition of Unique Government and Other Insiders Provide Five Decades of Insider Secrets And Resulting Tragedies Unprecedented in any Modern Industrial Nation (Print available at www.amazon.com and www.amazon.co.uk) EBooks Worldwide All of the books are available at amazon.com, in print and on digital formats, and at many other Internet sites. They bring together the various pieces of the puzzle to better understand the overall picture, and why the same conditions continue year after year. Information on the books by former government agent Captain Rodney Stich. Stich's background. Stich's credibility. Reader comments. Letters/emails to corruption-fighter Rodney Stich. Books reviews. Stich's last Navy assignment as Patrol Plane Commander. Print and EBooks in United States and Europe from www.amaxon.com and www.amaazon.co.uk. EBook Sources Worldwide Print books from Amazon.com in Europe: http://www.amazon.co.uk./s/ref=nb_sb_noss/277-4275297-4922359?url=search-alias%3Daps&field-keywords=%22Rodney%20Stich%22. A quick introduction to how corrupt conduct of key people has so tragically affected others can be seen in two calamities, 40 years apart, both occurring in New York City. Both calamities were enabled by corrupt conduct, cover-ups, and to some extent, by the lack of curiosity and reaction by the American public. This writer was given the official life and death assignment to halt the corrupt conduct enabling the first calamity, and was under years of attacks by major segments of the U.S. government oligarchy, unprecedented in any modern nation, for attempting to halt the corruption that enabled the second set of calamities. www.wikileaksusa.org/m_nyc_world_record_air_disasters.html. The first, in New York City: The second, also in New York City: The culture of the enablers of both of the above calamities have already set the stage for much worse to come. An example of reality in U.S. leadership: life and death assignment, FAA attacks on FAA inspector during life-and-death assignment, and more deaths. For credibility of this information: http://www.wikileaksusa.org/m_credibility_index.html. And also the unprecedented response of U.S. Supreme Court Justice Byron White to a 60-page Emergency Petition that listed most of these matters and more: www.wikileaksusa.org/m_supreme_court_justice_white.html. As shown in such nations as Tunisia, there comes a time when the people rebel and throw out the existing government. The recognition comes late in the United States, partly due to the media cover-up, partly due to dumbing down the American public with trivia, and partly due to the public's obsession with trivia and simply don't care what is being done to others. At the state level, the government oligarchy is especially brutal for low income people, subject to arrest on the most minor conduct, and imprisoned for inability to pay bail pending trial. If these matters were occurring in such nations as in the Middle East, the people, less tolerant of being as savagely treated, would overthrow their rulers, or force the government personnel out of office. The following samplings first refers to the contempt for the people by federal personnel, and the consequences, followed by the contempt for the public at the state and local levels, and consequences. These acts surely play a role in the lone-wolf terrorist attacks in the United States. Complicity of Lawyers and Law Firms: and Consequences Hoard of lawyers and law firms through sham legal actions against granddaddy of corruption-exposing whistleblowers, with strong indications that their actions were directed by, and protected by, employees in the U.S. Department of Justice. The effect was to block the reporting of the corruption, unprecedented in any modern nation, but endemic to the United States. Cover-up of the truth behind the actual perpetrators of the bombing of Pan Am Flight 103, making possible huge legal fees not available if truth was known. www.defraudingamerica.com/pan_am_flight_103.html. Lawyers sabotaging whistleblower, becoming enablers of major events. (www.wikileaksusa.org/m_lawyer_sabotage.html ) Sampling of Consequences Upon American People From Corrupt Conduct of U.S. Government Oligarchy This means, all of the top groups in the three branches of the federal government. Over 100,000 deaths in sham wars foisted upon the people. Thousands of deaths in fraud-enabled airline crashes Millions of funerals, life-long grieving, and financial hardships on surviving family members. Quality of life that the vast resources in the United States were misused in wars. Millions of people incarcerated, lives and families destroyed, with grief beyond comprehension. Endless series of financial frauds upon the American people. Federal judges as a RICO criminal enterprise. Judicial corruption; Enablers of great American tragedies.