Boston and Cleveland

Facing Possible Death Penalty

Boston and Cleveland


By Michael Shrimpton

What links the two?  To be more precise, who?  The FBI, that’s who.  It now turns out that the Fibbies kept the efficient Boston Police Department in the dark.  They did not tell them about Tamerlan Tsarnaev until after he was shot.  I am leaving his younger brother out of this for the moment, as he is going to trial and he’s entitled to a fair one.
Let’s get this straight:  the FBI knew they had a real live Chechen terrorist, on the radar of the efficient and highly professional Russian Federal Security Service (FSB), walking the streets of Boston.  What’s more he was just back from Chechnya, where he was in communication with radical terrorist elements engaged in an unlawful terrorist insurgency against Russia.  After 9/11 we were supposed to see better co-operation between intelligence and law enforcement agencies, and better co-ordination between the FBI and local police.
None of that happened in Boston.  Police Chief Ed Davis seems to be a good man, with respect.  He’s highly thought of in Lowell, MA, and has a good track record.  He’s hardly a stranger to the FBI, indeed he’s even been down to Quantico on a course (I too have been to Quantico, but it was to talk to those nice people the Marines, not the Fibbies!).  Why would they take such an outrageous risk with civilian lives and leave the Boston Police in the dark?
Kidnap is a federal offense.  In Cleveland three young women, possibly four, were held kidnapped, in one case for over 10 years, right under the noses of the FBI.  The chief suspect left a trail a ten year child could follow – no need to send for Inspector Morse, or even PC Ventriss on Heartbeat, if that delightful ITV police show set in 1960s Yorkshire means anything to American readers, which it may not.  Even David Stockwell, the show’s nice dimwit, and resident believer in global warming, could have tracked him down.

[youtube wzHcVmRzxX0]

Ariel Castro too is entitled to a fair trial (Kathleen DeMetz, his court-appointed defense attorney, seems to be a credit to her profession if I may say so), so let me leave open the possibility, however remote, that three women were trapped in his house for ten years and he didn’t know about it, but what were the FBI doing?  How could they have ignored this suspect for so long?
All this is a bit like trying to work out how the universe holds together without understanding dark matter and dark energy.  I am sometimes accused of seeing conspiracies where there are none, usually by people who believe in global warming and think that the universe consists solely of things that you can see, or that Oswald shot Kennedy.  You cannot understand the problems we have with our law enforcement and intelligence communities without considering dark forces, however.  They are at work even though you cannot see them.
Incompetence is not the explanation.  The FBI are not incompetent.  They’re not as nice as the DEA, they can be a bit snooty and they’re not that much fun to work with (I am told all the fun went out of the FBI with J. Edgar Hoover), but they are definitely not incompetent.  The Hostage Rescue Team guys are some of the best in the business at what they do, they have excellent forensic support and some of the field offices are really quite good, although having dealt with Boston Field Office some years ago I would not put Boston in that number.
What they are is penetrated, ditto most British police forces and MI5.  In the States this is often run through the DVD’s COREA Group in Frankfurt, or COREA Group assets inside CIA.  Tsarnaev and Castro had backing, just as did Charles Manson did all those years ago.  I was puzzled about Castro until I read that his father was accused of involvement with gangs in Puerto Rico.  Most organized crime can be traced back to the DVD, even if you have to dig deep.  They are the world’s most powerful criminal organization, as well as being an intelligence agency, just like Mussolini’s boys ran Al Capone, and the Mafia.
You will probably find some very frustrated police and FBI agents in both Boston and Cleveland.  Crazy things have been happening and there has obviously been pressure from the top.  The answer is break up the DVD.  Until that is done we are going to see more terrorist attacks and more kids are going to be snatched off our streets.  Law enforcement officers who deny the existence of the DVD, or rubbish those who are aware of them (and yes I have had my tangles with ignorant and ill-informed law enforcement officers, not least in Thames Valley!) are of no use to anybody.  Rubbishing intelligence, or attacking intelligence providers, are usually unprofessional responses anyway.  Almost by definition the more hysterical a response the less rational it is.  Hysterical nutters in our police forces we do not need.
By the way, I totally associate myself with the remarks in court of prosecutor Brian Murphy at Thursday’s hearing in Cleveland.  The prosecution are right to consider the death penalty in the Castro case.  Ohio obviously has humane statutes which protect the unborn from criminal assault.  Praising the defense attorney does not mean that I agree with her!  Kathleen has a job to do and every man or woman, whatever they have done or are alleged to have done, is entitled to their day in court.  That is the mark of a civilized jurisdiction and Ohio is a civilized place, even if they occasionally vote Democrat!
Michael Shrimpton
May 10th 2013

Author Details
Michael Shrimpton is a barrister, currently suspended of course, called to the Bar in London in 1983. He is a specialist in National Security and Constitutional Law, Strategic Intelligence and Counterterrorism. He has wide ranging connections both in Western Intelligence agencies and amongst ex-Soviet Bloc agencies. The late Generaloberst Markus Wolf, of the Stasi and DVD, was one of his contacts. Michael has earned respect in the intelligence community for his analysis of previously unacknowledged post-WWII covert operations against the West by the German DVD organization based in Dachau, near Munich, Germany, and its British, French and American client agencies. These continue to the present day, as politicians and the media are too nervous of standing up to them.

Michael was formerly an Adjunct Professor of Intelligence Studies in the Department of National Security, Intelligence and Space Studies at the American Military University, teaching intelligence subjects at Masters level to inter alia serving intelligence officers. He has represented US and Israeli intelligence officers in law and briefed in staffers on the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence and the Joint Congressional Inquiry into 9-11. In the wake of that murderous attack he addressed panels on terrorism in Washington DC and Los Angeles organized by the respected Jewish Institute for National Security Affairs. Fellow panelists included a former head of Special Operations Command and a former Commander of the US Atlantic Fleet.

Michael’s active assistance to Intelligence and Law Enforcement agencies in the Global War on Terror produced some notable successes, including the exposure of the Abu Ghraib ‘hood’ photograph as a fake. His work on strategic intelligence took him to the Pentagon and he has also met with senior advisors to the President of the Russian Federation, in Moscow, in November 2005. He participated in the Global Strategic Review conference in Geneva in 2005 and was a speaker at both the Intelligence Conference (Intelcon) in 2005, and the Intelligence Summit in 2006, each at Crystal City.

In 2006 he was flown out to, and flew off from, the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS Enterprise (CVN-65), as part of the US Navy’s Distinguished Visitor Program. She was then working up her air group off the Eastern Seaboard of the United States, before operational deployment to the Persian Gulf. It is comparatively unusual for a foreign civilian to complete a carrier landing and launch cycle.

Michael’s ground-breaking, 700 page intelligence text “Spyhunter: The Secret History of German Intelligence” was published in England by June Press in April 2014. It features on a number of intelligence syllabuses, as does intelligence analysis prepared by Michael, e.g. on the brutal 2003 assassination of British weapons scientist Dr David Kelly CMG.

In their unlawful raid on Michael’s home in Wendover, Buckinghamshire in April 2012 Thames Valley Police officers seized the manuscript of Spyhunter and all of Michael’s onshore backups. Publication was only possible because the draft had been backed up offshore. The police hung onto the seized copies long after it was decided not to use them as evidence.

In November 2014 Michael was convicted at Southwark Crown Court by a tampered-with jury panel on two bogus bomb-hoax charges. Prior to bringing in the police the British Ministry of Defence, after consulting with the Cabinet Office, destroyed their recordings of Michael’s initial contact and qualified intelligence briefing re a DVD operation to target the Opening Ceremony of the 2012 Olympics using a stolen Russian SS-N-19 warhead.

Happily the NSA intercepted both Michael’s call to MOD and their call to him (on a number he had provided) and the intercepts are now in the hands of MI5.

As Michael’s distinguished Veterans Today colleagues Gordon Duff and Ben Fulford have confirmed on this website, his intelligence briefing to MOD was substantially correct and two warheads, both off an SS-19, were recovered by the US. After inspection the Department of Energy estimated their yield at 20KT.
Due to the nature of independent content, VT cannot guarantee content validity.
We ask you to Read Our Content Policy so a clear comprehension of VT's independent non-censored media is understood and given its proper place in the world of news, opinion and media.

All content is owned by author exclusively. Expressed opinions are NOT necessarily the views of VT, other authors, affiliates, advertisers, sponsors, partners or technicians. Some content may be satirical in nature. All images within are full responsibility of author and NOT VT.

About VT - Read Full Policy Notice - Comment Policy