The Writings Of And About John McCarthy
Treachery And Treason
May 2004 - August 2004
By John McCarthy, May 31, 2004
Re your Article on Sibel Edmonds and the FBI,
please see the following URL. A suggested sequence of viewing documents link is at the bottom of the latest post at unknownnews.
Larry O'Daniel, goldencoast publishing, has run into a similar problem re classification of documents by CIA which
previously were claimed not to exist, much less reclassified, re an FOIA request which initially went unanswered for over
two years. CIA continues to ignore all follow-up requests. Larry's argument re CIA's reluctance to acquiesce is quite simple
and honest; it should be illegal to classify information which is treasonous in it's concept and implementation.
you think Senator Grassley would put up with the antics of the CIA and FBI, who work in concert to use the ruse of classifying
crimes against humanity, in violation of the Nuremberg Rules and Geneva Convention, to hid treason in wartime? If the answer
is yes, delete this email immediately. If the answer is no, then do what our founding fathers designed the First Amendment
had the wisdom to proclaim when they signed the Bill of Rights; make sure the media ferrets out the traitors in government
by censuring the government, not the citizens who heroically attempt to bring high crimes and treason into the light of day.
National Security Council documents declassified by the State Department in 2000, much to the chagrin of the CIA, are located
on this site. Now we know why the CIA has been ducking this issue for thirty seven years. In fact, the justification for reclassifying
the Sibel Edmonds' material could very well be used to reclassify all of the material in the Blog. Unfortunately, it is on
web sites around the world and freely debated. Members of Congress and Senate have the information. Most of the media has
it, but show their fear of the various agencies by not publishing it. To them, Freedom of The Press equates to bowing to the
will of the Intelligence Community. It's been that way for over 50 years and counting.
Does TNR have the moral courage
to bring this matter to a screeching halt?
Have a safe Memorial Day.
of The Board of VERPA
Veterans Equal Rights Protection Advocacy
To AG Ashcroft
By John McCarthy, June 9, 2004
If you get around
to reversing your stonewalling of Congress re the "torture memo" circulating throughout the media, it would also not be a
bad idea to respond to the letters re high crimes and treason sent to you over two years ago by Larry J O'Daniel: These letters
are contained in the URL's below.http://www.geocities.com/larryjodaniel/21.htmlhttp://www.geocities.com/larryjodaniel/22.htmlhttp://www.geocities.com/larryjodaniel/23.html
Your lack of response to matters of treason is egregious and unconscionable. Who else but you has the authority to
act and react to these most serious of felonies?
I demand to know why you have stonewalled our attempts to thwart the
repetition of the WMD fiasco, nearly a repeat of the Intelligence Community's utter disregard for Presidential Directives
issued during National Security Council meetings, during War Time!
The above URL contain once Top Secret documents
declassified by the State Department in 2000, much to the chagrin of the CIA. Now we know why. These NSC documents have been
sent to interested parties and it would be a farce and waste of time to attempt "reclassifying" these matters.
CIA has responded to an FOIA request by saying these matters remain classified. That is a step in the right direction as for
the previous thirty five years, CIA has denied ANY KNOWLEDGE of Project Cherry and related matters. It is quite apparent that
the new minders of the corrupt files at CIA have not a clue as to their predecessors modus operandi.
The crime of
treason must not be classified in an attempt to hide the very crime itself. If the excuse of protecting "sources and methods"
is invoked, it should be noted that crimes against the nation must not be secreted and the perpetrators must be brought to
National Security is not at stake here but National Embarrassment is. It is time to clean house.
high time you crawled out from under your umbrella of arrogance and deniability and DO YOUR JOB! By the way, you work for
me and I want accountability or your resignation. To date, your conduct is reprehensible and if I was writing your evaluation
it would read:
"This officer constantly fails to meet the low standards he sets for himself."
I expect and
demand a response.
From: John McCarthy
Sent: Saturday, June 19, 2004 9:31 AM
As you know by now, as Chairman of The Board of VERPA, www.verpa.org I have been privileged to be involved in the latter stages
of getting legislation before the Senate Judiciary Committee with the express goal of the abolition of the Feres Doctrine.
died in a barracks fire in 1946 on a military installation in New York. His wife sued for negligence and lost. Hence, the
Feres Doctrine. At the end of WWII, Supreme Court Justice Robert Jackson temporarily stepped down from the bench to become
the lead prosecutor at the Nuremberg International War Crimes Tribunal. Ironically, after seeing the evidence of crimes against
humanity perpetrated by the Nazi Regime, Justice Roberts would go on to become the author of the Feres Doctrine. Feres was
adopted by Congress in 1950 and made law of the land shortly thereafter.
VERPA has collected a cross section of abuses
suffered as a result of Feres and is prepared to present them before Congressional Committees. VERPA is an all volunteer,
pro bono organization made up of veterans and their families who have been effected by Feres.
We do not accept donations.
simply states that no service member, or veteran, or family member may bring suit for ANY CRIME "incidental to service".
are not talking wounds or death suffered as a result of combat.
What we are talking about is murder, rape, battery,
assault, negligence, medical mal practice, medical experimentation, wrongful conviction, perjury, witness intimidation, witness
tampering, conspiracy to obstruct justice, secreting exculpatory evidence, violations of attorney client relationship, treason
Feres comes into effect the moment a prospective service man or women takes the oath of enlistment or commission.
one is warned of the pitfalls of Feres before induction. Most never hear of it in twenty years of service. Those who do hear
of it find it is too late and they have no recourse.
Current members of the Supreme Court have opined that Feres is
"bad law" and that Congress has the power to remedy the situation.
Our founding fathers thought the Right to seek redress
against the government was so important they placed it in the First Amendment.
Would a person in their right mind swear
to protect and defend the Constitution of The United States while simultaneously forfeiting their Rights to the very same
Constitution? Why would a sane person don his or her country's uniform to go into battle as a second class citizen, required
to forfeit the Right to seek redress and expose themselves to the crimes listed above without recourse? What is wrong with
And what has this got to do with the upcoming reinstitution of the Draft?
Congress does NOT have
the authority or power to dilute, modify, change or eradicate any item in the First Amendment. These Rights, Freedom of Speech
and the Right to seek redress, are inalienable. The Selective Service does NOT have the power to modify these Rights.
means that no US citizen can be forced to forfeit their collective Rights under the Constitution and therefore can not be
forced to take the oath of enlistment.
If Congress refuses to Abolish the Feres Doctrine, they must face the fact that
Feres will negate any attempt to draft it's citizens. Quite simple.
There used to be an expression; "You can't go to
war without any bullets" (as we are finding out in Iraq) and now we can add; "You can't go to war without any trigger pullers".
is already a grassroots movement to spread the word to all 18-34 year old men and women. One woman contacted me and said her
18 year old daughter was then on the Internet passing the word to friends around the country.
High School Jr's and
Sr.'s have already been on the internet passing the word to their networks.
Every University and College across the
country has student organizations who are quite concerned about the Draft and they are the major targets of recruiters for
The media has yet to pick up the ramifications on Feres.
The plus side to this effort will be
the realization that if Feres is abolished, at least those conscripted won't have to serve as second class citizens with Feres
lurking over them.
Now all we need to do is find the best way to communicate this information tactic to interested
Arlen Specter's attorney has recently approved VERPA's proposed language for the Abolition of Feres.
we await an S# and the placement of the Bill before both houses of Congress. See our site for details on the VERPA Act.
me it is an easy option; abolish Feres or forfeit the Draft.
What say you?
Letter From John
Hello David, Christy, Judd and Jonathan,
"July 8, 2004 Capture, Good;
Re you article today on the United States demanding Pakistan step up the search and capture for
OBL or his henchmen prior to the Democratic Convention, how would you rate Treason on the part of the Intelligence Community
against the capture of OBL? 50-50? 60-40? 70-30?
Is not the continued threat of committing the USA to another preemptive
strike (nuclear) more important than anything the terrorists groups can accomplish? BTW, there is still no response from Ashcroft,
Kyl or Shelby.
Is not the media in a historical position of demanding the government respond to the real questions
of national security? Where is the power of the First Amendment and the responsibility of the media to ferret out what our
Founding Fathers bestowed upon those whose responsibility is the check and balance of corrupt elected officials?
lack of inquiries by the media on this matter speaks so loudly it is becoming deafening. It would appear there is collusion
or fear, or both, on all of the major media which has filtered onto the news of the Internet.
Who speaks for us? If
no one, then you are inviting a revolution.
From Capitol Hill Blue's
July 15, 2004
I do believe it is a given that we are in Iraq because of Oil, and ONLY Oil. This flim flam about
bringing democracy to the Cradle of Civilization is a crock of poopy.
The Brit's tried it in 1920-21, and failed miserably,
the same way the French failed in Vietnam in the early '50's (and there was (is) oil off that coast, too) and we followed
the "Street Without Joy" to a similar conclusion in 1972 making all the same mistakes along the way while saying, "Well, that
was the French, so what do you expect?"
We have a few Iraqi's unhappy with us NOW, and in a short time, after they
see the puppet show is not all it is supposed to be, we will have up-wards of 15 million Iraqi's very mad at us and twice
that number in brother Muslims from every country in the mid-east that produces OIL, damn-it.
The states that produce
OIL in the mid-east can not afford to have an example of "democracy" in their back yard. The dictators (Kings, etc) will not
stand for it. Therefore, it is in their INTEREST to thwart the jamming of democracy down the throats of Iraqi who could care
less about our non-believing way of life.
They know we are there for OIL and nothing else. The rest of the program
is a sham, and shamefully so.
July 16, 2004
I totally agree...it is nothing but frontier
justice with the goal of controlling the oil....after all, frontier justice had to have a reason for it's existence....
now, in the light of day, comes the news (shame) that women arrested in Iraq and incarcerated in Abu Ghraib were forced to
watch their children sodomized by Americans....letters smuggled out of Abu Ghraib beg for relatives to come to the prison
and kill them for what they have been forced to witness....the frontier justice has run amok and now we are not only forced
to deal with and discuss this disgusting mess, we must ask if the Military Intelligence officers (MI) and Military Police
(MP) were actually who they portended to be or were they CIA simply posing as MI and MP? Oops, there goes the dreaded sources
and methods again.
Now we have the peons facing court-martial and humiliation and unless attorney's worth their salt
ask the direct questions to expose this sham, these young men and women will go down the tubes....victims of frontier justice.
this pattern of behavior is not new. CIA posing as US military officers in Vietnam have been documented committing atrocities
on civilians. Pattern of behavior (read sources and methods) is a favorite expression of attorney's speaking to jury's about
a defendant's reputation. As horrible as this news is, it is going to blow back up the line to the Intelligence Community
who ran the prisons in Iraq with approval of those at the highest authority....
It is no wonder that the International
Criminal Court and the UN have voted NOT to extend the immunity from prosecution for war crimes for United States military
Frontier justice in the modern world with all the lines of communication available is shown for what it is,
nothing more than the arrogant display of brutal cowboy mentality forced upon us with disregard for the Nuremberg Code.
Fourth Reich is ending in disgrace while hiding behind the facade of frontier justice.
The Screams At Abu Ghraib
Capitol Hill Blue's ReaderRant
July 15, 2004
we know what the Congress did not want released all at once....the video taped screams of the boys being sodomized at Abu
Ghraib...Lord help us all. John http://www.pastpeak.com/archives/2004/07/post_1.htm
This URL is a replacement for info no longer available.
Torture is a disgusting subject, as are all forms of terror and atrocity. When I first
read about this tape,Nuremberg came to mind and I fear that those in a position of authorizing such brutal methods shall be
prosecuted for crimes against humanity. "I was just following orders" is not gonna work this time, either.
they ever expect to get away with such depravity? And for what? So called "intelligence" when over 90% of those in the prisons
were innocent of any crime except for being Iraqi.....?
Yep, it is disgusting but should it not be discussed?
attended a Red Baron's meeting in San Pedro on the first Friday of July and our guest speaker was John Fer, a POW in North
Vietnam for 6+ years after being shot down in 1966. He gave a very comprehensive albeit short talk about certain aspects of
dealing with the mentality and brutality of fellow human beings who just happen to find themselves in complete control of
We agreed that there is something quite primitive in the sadistic makeup of those in charge of prisons,
be it state-side or overseas as in POW's.
My experience led me to wonder what makes the majority of those in the position
of authority act and react with such cruelty which they seem to enjoy.
An experiment on this subject was conducted
by Stanford University in the 1970's. It was appropriately named "The Stanford Experiment". (search engine) Volunteer members
of the student body were divided into two groups; guards and prisoners. The "experiment was supervised from a distance and
was supposed to last two weeks. It was halted after ten days due to the sadistic approach of the "guards" and the ensuing
cruelty to the "prisoners".
The "experiment" was never repeated and it shocked the faculty for it's brutality, both
mentally and physically.
They never did figure out what caused this reaction in supposedly "normal" humans. And these
people were from the same culture....
So, back to Abu Ghraib---Who was in charge? Was it a Military Intelligence (MI)
operation or was it CIA POSING as MI and Military Police (MP) who were giving the directions to the peons who were in the
photo's of degradation now resulting in trials with limited access....?
Some smart lawyer will ask those hard questions
if he is worth his salt. Otherwise, these kids will go down the tubes and the spooks will be free to strike again, per usual.
of the book My War With The CIA By Norodom Sihanouk and Wilfred Burchett quoted here
July 16, 2004
Is it remotely possible that the "hazing" perpetrated upon the wannabes at Yale's Skull and Bones
initiation is so depraved that the reason for the secrecy is just that, to keep the depravity of college "boys" from following
them throughout their careers? Is this what Bush meant we he dispatched the growing concern about "abuse" at Abu Ghraib as
Perhaps we don't want to know the truth....
Perhaps this depravity has followed the Yalies
up through the ranks of the Intelligence Community while singing the Wifenpoof song..."from the tables down at Morey's, to
the place where Louie dwells, to the dear old templhof we love so well....we are poor little lambs who have lost our way,
bah, bah, bah, we are little black sheep who have gone astray, bah, bah, bah....
July 17, 2004
Spence and AG,
I, too, share your disgust re the Screams at Abu Ghraib.
I have learned
through life that all things happen for a reason/purpose. Perhaps the reason the world is now aware of the vicious brutality
on the part of American's in crimes against humanity is that we now have no choice but to admit that our own pretense of infallibility
is transparent deceit and we must do the right thing; withdraw from the Cradle of Civilization, lick our wounds, swallow what
pride we have left and ask forgiveness for our misguided leadership.
Every survivor of Abu Ghraib (and their friends
and relatives) will be a volunteer for al Qaeda or any other anti-American organization. This will be the battle cry for the
July 18, 2002
Sandy, Thank you, again.
I wrote the book of my experiences in 1984, quite cathartic as
you may imagine. I have updated the chapters as the years have gone by but have not been successful with obtaining an agent
nor a publisher.
Of course, with the revelation of the NSC documents in 2000, a whole new light has been cast upon
the subject. But letters to the subject
have not been answered, it would appear that Senators and Attorney Generals successfully use the tactic of "ignore 'em
and maybe they'll go away."
The media is in the same boat (bed) as the politicians. Mike Wallace of CBS flew me from
Indianapolis to New York in August, 1971, put me up at the Holiday Inn in Manhattan for two days and we talked about this
case for about 10 hours. I had the opportunity to be introduced to Walter Cronkite while at CBS and thanked him for mentioning
my name on October 1, 1969 on the CBS Evening News.
Five days later the gates of Leavenworth opened with the power
of the press....
There was no follow-up by CBS or Sixty Minutes. I was never told why. It has been reported that there
has been a close relationship between the Intelligence Community and the media....
In 1984 I met with and gave copies
of the Record of Trial and allied paperwork to Bob Woodward at the Washington Post. Again, there was no follow-up.
Miami Herald did write an article in December, 1981 titled; "Convicted War Criminal Became Dade Cop", and a few days later;
"Former CIA Hit Man Became Dade Cop". I was not aware of these articles until 1990 and had no idea that the Herald was owned
by the Washington Post when I met with Woodward.
But thank God for the Internet! It is the great equalizer and I have
been blessed with email from around the world from people that are grateful for the URL's for The Secret Team and other information
they otherwise would never had know to exist.
I was invited to speak at Oxford University in England in May of 2002.
I was a last minute replacement for President Hugo Chavez of Venezuela who had to address a coup in progress.... Ironically,
I have not had an invitation to speak at any college or university in our country. But I do believe that is about to change.
Some of the students in attendance for the two hour presentation were from South America. They were utterly fascinated with
Prouty's book and grateful that it was available for free on the Internet.
Appendix III of The Secret Team is the most
important part of the book, according to Prouty, and it has to do with the military assistance program to Third World Countries
and how we use and abuse such countries for political purposes. The situation in Venezuela was right on point.
"Which is it, people?"
July 23, 2004
The cost of the wars in Vietnam
and Iraq is not only in dollars, lives and mangled bodies (from gifts that keep on giving) but in the way the rest of the
world sees America and the Intelligence Fueled justification embedded with arrogance and deceit.
So, in the long run,
the "numbers" on the casualties and cost are, unfortunately, inconsequential when it comes right down to the real losses we
have and are suffering.
An American officer met with General Giap of North Vietnam and the topic of discussion came
down to the American saying that they Vietnamese never won a single battle during the entire conflict. Giap responded by saying
"You are correct, but we won the war."
It's all about attitude, folks. The North Vietnamese were prepared to loose
10,000,000 to win the war.... The Lame excuse for US involvement in Vietnam is as Lame as the justification for the war in
So, the bottom line as to the "cost" of the wars for our leaders reliance on "intelligence" is quite telling.
And we will be paying for this arrogance for generations to come.
July 23, 2004
The attacks on Idema in the 'controlled' press are quite similar to the attacks on James G. "Bo"
Gritz, a Vietnam vet who fell out of favor for his supposed "unauthorized" attempts at POW recovery from Thailand in the 1970's.
attacks on myself in the Miami Herald bring the De Je Vous feelings. 1980 headlines read "Convicted War Criminal Became Dade
Cop" and a few days later, "CIA Hit man became Dade Cop". The paper claimed to have US Government documents to back up their
libel but have never produced them.
In 1989, Douglas Valentine wrote a book titled, THE PHOENIX PROGRAM, published
by William Morrow and Company, Inc. New York. On page 211 Valentine libels me with the following:
"As for "heavy handedness"
cited by Dillard, [a CIA agent who is Valentine's source for the libel who was not in Vietnam at the time in question] on
November 27, 1967, Fifth Special Forces Captain John McCarthy was sitting beside his principal agent, Inchin Hai Lam (a Cambodian
working for B-57 out of Quang Loi) in the front seat of a car parked on a street in Tay Ninh. A suspected double agent, Lam
was a member of the Khmer Serai, [sp] a dissident Cambodian political party created by the CIA to overthrow Cambodia's Prince
Sihanouk. Without warning, McCarthy turned and put a bullet between Lam's eyes. McCarthy was tried for Lam's murder, and the
ensuing scandal raised questions about the legality of "terminating with extreme prejudice" suspected double agents. The issue
would surface again in regard to Phoenix."
I have never been to Tay Ninh, nor have I ever shot anyone between the eyes,
Information debunking Valentines erroneous, libel and malicious assertions was available in the media archives
when Valentine and Morrow conspired to get this book into print and damn the consequences. There was no investigative attempt
to research available information on this matter.
Valentine has been served with papers re this libel.
are examples of the "intelligence communities" influence on the "free press" of our country.
Yes, we are all expendable
But thank God for the Internet! At least and at last some of us have a forum to expose the villains for who
they truly are...
Delving into Delicate Dossiers
TO: Director U. S. Federal Bureau of Investigation
Freedom of Information Manager
Washington, DC 20535
FROM: Larry W. Bryant
DATE: July 23, 2004
S. Army Vietnam-era veteran John Joseph McCarthy, Jr., has every reason to expect the existence of, and his entitlement of
access to, all F.B.I.-generated and F.B.I-received records pertaining to his military-career and post-military-career activities/associations/events
(said records also being known as the official agency dossier). For background information on that expectation, please visit
the Internet web site of http://www.fromthewilderness.com/free/hall/Mac.html
Accordingly, pursuant to the enclosed notarized Notice of Authorization from Mr. McCarthy, I hereby request that,
under terms of the U. S. Privacy Act and U. S. Freedom of Information Act, you provide me a copy of all the records described
in the first paragraph of this request.
Since I make this request as an independent writer focusing on actual and/or
potential whistleblower-derived evidence exposing official wrongdoing at the highest levels of government, and since such
exposure would significantly educate the general public as to all related government activities/policies/programs, I hereby
request that you waive all records-search fees incident to your fulfilling this request.
Please note that I'm snail-mailing
to you a signed printout of this e-formatted letter.
LARRY W. BRYANT
Copies furnished to:
S. Zaid, Esq. (Washington, D.C.)
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NOTICE OF AUTHORIZATION
Whom It May Concern
FROM: John Joseph McCarthy
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DATE: _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _
By this notarized
instrument, I hereby authorize writer Larry W. Bryant of Alexandria, Va., full access to any and all official government records
being maintained on me and my activities by any government agency -- including the U. S. Federal Bureau of Investigation,
the U. S. Central Intelligence Agency, the Departments of Defense/Army/State/Justice, the Defense Intelligence Agency, and
the National Security Agency.
For official records-search purposes only, I hereby provide the following personal identification
Social Security No.: _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ ;
Original military service No. _ _ _ _ _ _ ;
Date and place
of birth: _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _;
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that the foregoing individual, known to me as John Joseph McCarthy, Jr., appeared before me on this the _ _ _ _ day of _ _
_ _, in the city/county of _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _, California, and affixed his signature to this instrument. As witnessed
by my signature _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ of this date: _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _; a notary public in _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _
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My commission expires on: _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _
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FOIA Request re Correspondence about the McCarthy Saga
TO: Hon. John Ashcroft
General of the United States
ATTN: Freedom of Information Act Manager
Washington, DC 20530
FROM: Larry W. Bryant
July 25, 2004
When either a former U. S. Army special forces captain (and CIA-trained operative during the Vietnam
era) or his associate (Larry J. O'Daniel) writes a series of (unanswered) letters to any cabinet-level official about his
concerns over suspected criminal, treasonous activity deriving from a clandestine CIA operation called "Project Cherry," he
expects and deserves a thoughtful, comprehensive, and committal reply from that official.
The unanswered correspondence
in this case includes a June 9, 2004, "open letter" (now posted upon the Internet) from the whistleblower in question -- Mr.
John J. McCarthy, Jr., of Los Angeles, Calif. I'm enclosing a computer-printout of the contents of that letter to you, Mr.
Of course, your department's continued dead-silence strategy on Mr. McCarthy's revelations not only amounts
to administrative discourtesy; it also raises a red flag in the minds of some citizens that your department has a "least said,
best said" policy as to exposure of possible wrongdoing in official circles. If, indeed, Mr. McCarthy has pointed you in the
right direction toward that exposure, then your continued silence cannot but brand you as an apologist for the alleged wrongdoing
-- a position totally contrary to the charter of your department.
So as to shed the full light of accountability on
this case, I hereby submit this letter as a formal, written freedom-of-information request: please send me a copy of all Justice
Department-received and Justice Department-generated records pertaining to Mr. McCarthy's June 9, 2004, letter and to all
related earlier correspondence. For the purposes of this request, I'm enclosing a copy of a recently executed NOTICE OF AUTHORIZATION
from Mr. McCarthy, granting me his authority to access the sought-for records.
Since I make this request as an independent
writer focusing on actual and/or potential whistleblower-derived evidence exposing official wrongdoing at the highest levels
of government, and since such exposure would significantly educate the general public as to all related government activities/policies/programs,
I hereby request that you waive all records-search fees incident to your fulfilling this request.
Please note that
I'm snail-mailing to you a signed printout of this e-formatted letter.
LARRY W. BRYANT
Copies furnished to:
Mark S. Zaid, Esq. (Washington, D.C.)
Chairman, U. S. Senate Committee on the Judiciary
Chairman, U. S. Senate Select Committee on Intelligence
You, Too, Can Help Resolve the McCarthy Saga
August 2, 2004
Yes, the following link
will give access to a petition for empanelling a federal grand jury in Washington, D.C., to probe the CIA's "Project Cherry."
You'll find the petition's entire text at:http://www.PetitionPetition.com/cgi/petition.cgi?id=7349
Adding your signature to the petition -- and spreading the word about it -- will be like issuing a court summons to
the rogue CIA operatives responsible for "Cherry."
Nuclear Age Peace Foundation
August 5, 2004
Dear Mr. McCarthy,
Thank you for
your message. I would actually like to do a radio interview with you if possible. I have a weekly public affairs radio show
on KCSB 91.9 FM on Tuesday mornings. The show is entitled "Grassroots" and can be heard throughout the central coast of California
from Los Angeles to San Luis Obispo. I would like to schedule the interview for Tuesday, 17 August. The interview portion
would take place from 8:35 am to 8:58 am. Please let me know if you are available. Thank you so much for your assistance and
best wishes with your work.
Development and Communications Director
Nuclear Age Peace Foundationwww.wagingpeace.org
Vets For Justice
August 6, 2004
Thank you so much for posting
VERPA's new messages on your site, which, by the way, is fantastic!
(Vets For Justice http://www.vetsforjustice.com
Here is the latest of my attempts to seek justice since I too have been stymied by the Feres Doctrine.http://news.bostonherald.com/forums/index.php?board=5;action=display;threadid=171http://www.scottmalensek.com/forums/index.php?showtopic=49
The second document, in the URL above, a letter to the Cambodian Embassy re the ICC is causing a stir. VERPA is also
in the process of putting together paperwork for the ICC. What other recourse do we have if our own government turns a deaf
ear, in this case, the Senate Judiciary Committee, for relief of human rights abuses as delineated by the Nuremberg International
War Crimes Tribunal?
Chairman of The Board of VERPA
The Feres Doctrine
August 7, 2004
The Feres Doctrine was used by
the United States Federal District Court in Washington, DC, on January 6, 2003, to dismiss with prejudice a Civil Suit for
$1.3 billion brought by myself against the CIA, DIA, FBI, DOD, DOJ and the State Department for conspiracy to obstruct justice
in a capital murder case which was essential to cover up treason in wartime by the United States Intelligence Community. The
Court Ruled that since I was still a member of the United States Military when I suffered the abuse as alleged in the complaint,
Feres precluded any action against the Government. This flies in the face of the First Amendment to the Constitution of the
United States which allows all citizens to seek redress for grievances against the Government.
FOIA Request to CIA, re the McCarthy Saga
U. S. Central Intelligence Agency
ATTN: Freedom of Information Manager
Washington, DC 20505
FROM: Larry W. Bryant
DATE: August 8, 2004
certain CIA officials continue to deny the public full access to any government records pertaining to the CIA-created "Project
Cherry," there remains at least one victim of that rogue operation who is continuing to seek full vindication and justice
as to the "Cherry"-related crimes of omission/commission perpetrated against not just him but also against one or more citizens
of the Kingdom of Cambodia.
I refer of course to one former U. S. Army captain John Joseph McCarthy, Jr., who clandestinely
had been trained by, and operated as a trainer within, "Project Cherry's" central mission: the fielding of assassination teams
throughout key regions of Vietnam-war-era Southeast Asia. For details on his involvement in, and eventual victimization by,
that mission, please visit the Internet web site of:http://www.fromthewilderness.com/free/hall/Mac.html
With Mr. McCarthy's proxy (i.e., the enclosed copy of his Notice of Authorization), I hereby submit this letter as
a formal, written freedom-of-information/Privacy Act request that you send me a copy of all CIA-generated and CIA-received
records pertaining to Mr. McCarthy's military career, his CIA-directed activities, his associated communications, his post-"Cherry"
litigation history, and his CIA-managed "case file."
Since I make this request as an independent writer focusing on
actual and/or potential whistleblower-derived evidence exposing official wrongdoing at the highest levels of government, and
since such exposure would significantly educate the general public as to all related government activities/policies/programs,
I hereby request that you waive all records-search fees incident to your fulfilling this request.
By snail-mail, I'm
sending to you a signed printout of this e-formatted letter.
LARRY W. BRYANT
Copies furnished to:
Mark S. Zaid, Esq. (Washington, D.C.)
Chairman, U. S. Senate Committee on the Judiciary
Ambassador to the United States
The Grand Jury
August 8, 2004
Re #1. Should I snail mail or Fax (need your
fax #) copies of the FBI lab reports from 1968 which contain exculpatory evidence hidden by Mason and Finck until discovered
in Finck's office in late 1970 with Mason's recantation?
YES, mon capitain, please snail-me a copy of those reports,
whereupon I'll revisit the FBI's negative response to my FOIA request; I have no fax machine. This episode of files-ignorance
reminds me of the case of one Stanton T. Friedman, an American UFOlogist residing in Canada; he'd sought his FBI dossier and
received a "no records" response; he kept pressing, and eventually the Bureau admitted it had some records, but that most
of them were too sensitive to release; I entered the picture and took the case to court (pro se), resulting only in the Bureau's
victory because of the (alleged) sensitivity of the records; the judge told me he'd decided not to second-guess the Bureau.
FBI, as officers of the court, are obligated by Supreme Court Decision Brady vs Maryland to provide defendant's with exculpatory
evidence. These records date from early February, 1968, less than a week after my trial.... All this was provided to the appeals
court (want a copy of their decision? 10 pages) but the recantation was enough for the court to overturn the conviction--the
FBI reports were not ruled on....this is amazingly similar to my lawyers request for information of FBI Files in 1968-69.
They had never heard of me then, either. Is this oversight or worse? Do we provide then with copies of their own files and
ask them to look a little farther than their bottom desk drawer?
YES, that provision is exactly what I have in mind,
in due course. Please snail-mail me a copy of the appeals court decision and the FBI reports.
Re #2. Court-martial
was conducted on 20-30 January, 1968, in Long Binh, Vietnam at USARV Headquarters. The appeal went before the United States
Military Court of Review in Washington, DC. This is the first level of appeals after court-martial conviction. The next level
is to the US Court of Appeals, which is run by civilian judges, something the military did not want to see happen....
I plan to FOIA-request the CID command to ferret out YOUR dossier from LAM's; I'll run that DRAFT by ya, too.....
while talking with a clerk at the Criminal Investigation Repository in Northern Virginia in April, 1984, I asked the dear
lady if she would look under the name Inchin Lam to see if my records jacket might be there. We had been unsuccessful in obtaining
the initial CID Report from December, 1967. The clerk called me the next morning and excited told me that she had indeed found
my long sought records in the file of Inchin Lam. In fact, she said she found two reports and would mail me copies that day.
A few days later I received ONE copy of a CID report containing statements of those who later testified at trial. No wonder
we were never allowed to see this file. We are talking Perjury, Big TIME! I called the clerk and told her I only received
a copy of one report and she began crying and told me she could not afford to lose her job. I told her not to worry, at least
we knew where it was located. Two questions jump out from this revelation; 1) Why was is necessary to hide my file in Lam's
record jacket, and 2) Why did Inchin Lam have a record jacket at the CID Repository to begin with?
Because of the above,
must we ask all who have files to also check to see if they might find my files in Inchin Lams jacket also???? Do we have
a pattern of abuse emergaing here?
INDEED, I'm a-goin' to DRAFT up a FOIA request to the Army's JAG to have him examine
the Lam dossier for all contents related to YOU! Does the convening of a "military court of review" (equivalent to a military
grand jury) sound attractive to you on this issue of hiding evidentiary records? If so, we might need a notarized declaration
from you as to the facts you've summarized in this e-message to me. Also, let's not forget to ask the HQDA inspector general
to look into the matter (first); should I draft up a letter to that effect from me to the IG??? Once the IG notifies me of
its (predictable) nonacceptance of this investigatory effort, I'll fire off an FOIA request for all records pertaining to
that negative decision.
So, Mon Amis, another piece of the puzzle awaits us!
Thanks for all you do...
my friend: thank YOU for all that you've done for our country, and for continuing to support the Bill of Rights!
If the CIA analysts lied to the President , why has he not called for their resignations?
Why has he not called for their resignations?
Serious men would/should deduce from the inaction re resignations
or charges of treason that the President was complicit in seeking that information HE wanted to justify the preemptive attack
to become the "wartime President" so don't confuse me with the facts, and there is proof of this when Wilson's report is returned
for a re-write with "wrong answer" written on the front page. Is that circumstantial evidence or a friggin' smokin' gun?
we conclude that the information in Kuni's post above neatly ties up the package of high crimes re impeachment? If not, why
All fine points BR, but they don't address what the President, Vice President and Mr. Powell have and continue to say
re the justification for the war. Notwithstanding the comments of Senators and Congressmen about the "Intel" community NOT
being pressured to come up with the very information on WMD that led to the war powers act and the presentation to the UN,
the Intel community works at the pleasure of the President. You know what that means. I note you do not address the power
of the President and the directed "rewrites" directed to Amb Wilson. How can you avoid these issues? Again, why are these
not impeachable offenses? Your points and quotes don't address the issue at all! Is this circumstantial or the smokin' gun?
What is the legal precedence here?
I do not see this as a level playing field. Folks have gone off to the electric
chair with less conclusive evidence than stares us right in the face. "Miscalculations" means your numbers are wrong, not
the facts. There is no such thing as miscalculating the existence of nuclear weapons (which the German, Russians and French
said did not exist) or other WMD and immenent threats in the form of "mushroom clouds". When the population heard those magic
words, we BELIEVED the sources and methods had calculated the truth, not the myth. That is not miscalculation, friend, that
is fabrication to justify a preemptive war to become a "wartime President". This is not going to go away, so lets address
August 12, 2004
Is there no subject that has not been
politicized or is that the nature of the beast?
As an agnostic-ally political organization, Veterans Equal Rights Protection
has resorted to asking for an audience with the Chief Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court in the first ever attempt
by an organization in the United States to ask for assistance to protect the Constitution of The United States.
move was necessitated by the inaction of the United States Government, in the form of the Senate Judiciary Committee, in addressing
the crimes against humanity as defined by the International War Crimes Tribunal at Nuremberg after WWII, and specifically,
the Feres Doctrine which negates the First Amendment of our Constitution and, in effect, reduces our Armed Forces to second
This action reaches across all political lines and those who support our efforts will reap the rewards
of the votes of veterans most certainly effected by the decision on Feres, one way or the other.
and Chairman of The Board of VERPA
And there are 48 days left to sign the Petition for a Federal Grand Jury Probe of
How Truman Was Handed The Bomb
by John Joseph McCarthy
August 12, 2004
1945, a young Georgia National Guard private was posted at the bottom of the stairs leading to the veranda of President Franklin
D. Roosevelt's Warm Springs, Georgia home.
An elderly black man was rocking in a chair, tears streaming down his face,
when all of a sudden, in his grief he stated, "The Master's gone, the Master done shot hisself."
With that, the FBI
and Secret Service agents grabbed the old black man and removed him from the area, never to be seen again.
had a decision to make. To drop or not to drop the bomb on civilian targets in Japan. He also had other things on his mind;
his wife Elenore, his mistriss, his pain from polio, but weighing heavily was the matter of the bomb. Truman was not even
aware of the Manhattan Project while FDR was alive.
There was no autopsy conducted on the President.
then our ally, strongly suggested to Kermit Roosevelt, then an Army Air Force Lieutenant Colonel, relayed the information
to his mother, Elenore. There was no autopsy.
The elderly black man was the President's piano player. He was also blind.
But, not deaf. He had heard a gunshot from within the house.
The funeral was conducted with a closed casket. The official
reason for death was given as a massive stroke.
The Russians thought FDR had been poisoned, most probably by the English,
as FDR had dealt Churchill a slap in the face at the end of WWII.
But who pulled the trigger and why? Murder or suicide?
foward to December 1961, Atlanta Federal Penitentiary. The same 17 year old Georgia National Guard private is now a guard
at the Federal Prison. His job is to read the incoming mail on inmates, one of whom is Russian KGB Colonel Rudolph Abel. A
letter to Rudolph explains he is being traded for CIA U2 pilot Gary Powers in a spy exchange to be held in February, 1962.
The letter is signed, "love, Elenore".
"It is dangerous to be right when your government is wrong." -Voltaire