An Ancient Phenomenon
The use of citizen informant networks dates at least as far back as the Roman Empire. Delatores (informants) were recruited from all classes of society, including knights, freedmen, slaves, wealthy families, philosophers, literary men, court officials, lawyers, etc. Similar to the TIPS program, it was an "all hands on deck" approach to empire security. Setups were routine, and informants sometimes received a portion of the land of those who they helped destroy.
More recently the fascist dictatorship of Portugal used the International and State Defense Police (PIDE) as the main instrument of political oppression. It consisted of secret police and a vast network of Bufos (plain-clothed citizen informants), who were apparently on every block. Money and a need for recognition (a pat on the back) motivated them. Second only to the Stasi in its thoroughness, the PIDE neutralized all opposition to the dictatorship.
Other countries have used massive citizen informant networks to destroy perceived opposition to dictatorial rule as well. In Czechoslovakia they served the Czechoslovak State Security (StB), and in Poland they worked for the Ministry of Public Security (MBP). The citizen informants of the State Protection Authority (AVH) ensured the survival of the Hungarian dictatorship. Targets were harassed, threatened, confined to mental institutions, tortured, blackmailed, and framed. Even their friends and family were co-opted to persecute them.
Probably the best recent example of citizens Gang Stalking people on behalf of the state is East Germany. In Germany the plain-clothed citizen informants were called IMs (inofizielle mitarbeiter), or "unofficial collaborators." Unofficial means that they unofficially worked for the Ministry of State Security (MfS), also called the Stasi. For her book, Stasiland, Funder interviewed former IMs, targets, Stasi Psychologists, and professors who trained IM recruiters in Spezialdisziplin (the art of recruiting informants). "The IMs," wrote Funder, "were 'inofizielle mitarbeiter' or unofficial collaborators [plain-clothed citizen informants]."
Funder continued, "In the GDR, there was one Stasi officer or informant for every sixty-three people. If part-time informers are included, some estimates have the ratio as high as one informer for every 6.5 citizens." In his book, Stasi: The East German Secret Police, John O. Koehler agreed that when you add in the estimated part-time IMs, "the result is nothing short of monstrous: one informer per 6.5 citizens."
In Russia, the People's Brigades were told, "We have growing problems in our country with enemies of the state. They operate internally, intending to undermine the authority of our government." Sergei Kourdakov tells how he was used to harass enemies of the state in his book, The Persecutor.(*) These specialized groups were referred to as the Voluntary People's Brigade. They were given a "License to harass," and charged with the "Maintenance of Civil Order."
When they sprung up all over Russia they were directed by plain clothed police on orders from Moscow. The citizens were told that they were part of a "special-action squad" and would be given tasks that the regular police couldn't or didn't have time to handle. They wore regular street cloths, and were convinced that they were ordinary citizens aroused into taking action against undesirables. Their leaders informed them that some of the people they'd be harassing were worse than murderers.
So in Russia and Germany, these informant groups were basically told that they were their country's first line of defense against threats to national security and criminals. But where are they getting the hordes of citizens who surround targets in public today? Well, they probably do pick people off the streets and use door-to-door recruitment. But due to the shear number of individuals now involved and the pervasiveness of this program, there must be a blanket recruitment process.
A Familiar Pattern
Targeted people have reported that everyone from homeless people to white-collar workers are participating in Gang Stalking. This also includes neighbors, friends, co-workers and even family of targeted people. Federal, state and local governments are reportedly complicit, such as local police, fire departments, EMT personnel, city workers, utility companies, taxi drivers, security guards, and stores and restaurants. According to Dr. Kilde, other participants include, '"Down and out' people, jobless, freed prisoners, mental outpatients, students and orphans." These people "are trained by this organization to harass, [and] follow ... innocent people, who for whatever reason have been put on the organization's hit list."
The April/May 1996 issue of Nexus Magazine revealed that "Tens of thousands of persons in each [Metropolitan] area," are now "working as spotters and neighborhood/business place spies (sometimes unwittingly)." There is a legal loophole that allows people to operate on behalf of the government, without knowing it. Executive Order 12333 states that organizations used by U.S. intelligence do not need to know that they serve U.S. intelligence objectives. These spotters, it continued, are charged with, "following and checking on subjects who have been identified for covert control by NSA personnel." This helps to explain the Mobbing and Gang Stalking accounts of targets both in the workplace and in public.
In order to sell the community on this program, its creators probably equipped it with convincing propaganda, which is delivered by professionals. Although there has been no official admission that the following federal resources function as recruitment programs for public harassment, they are similar to ones used in German and Russian dictatorships.
The Terrorism Information and Prevention System (TIPS), appears to be a bulked-up version of a community-policing program. Even though TIPS was officially rejected by congress, the American Civil Liberty Union contends that it and similar programs are being used aggressively across the nation. Other programs must have sprung up around the planet because the reported tactics of Gang Stalking in other countries are similar.
But who is the threat? According to some of these documents at www.citizencorps.gov, the targets are criminals and terrorists. However, the definition of a terrorist in section 802 of the US Patriot Act is frighteningly vague. Basically it defines terrorism as any action that endangers human life or that violates state or federal law.
An article entitled, US Planning to Recruit One in 24 Americans as Citizen Spies, which appeared in the Sunday Morning Herald on July 15, 2002, provided us with another clue. It stated, "The Terrorism Information and Prevention System, or TIPS, means the US will have a higher percentage of citizen informants than the former East Germany through the infamous Stasi secret police."
The articled revealed that the system is poised to recruit those whose work provides access to homes, businesses, and public transportation systems. Postal workers, utility employees, truck drivers, train conductors and others are to be recruited. On "state and local" levels these informants are to be directed by FEMA. This provides a motive for the reports of people being stalked by 18-wheelers, busses, city, postal, and utility vehicles.
It continued, "Informant reports will enter databases for future reference and/or action ... [which] will then be broadly available within the department, related agencies and local police forces. The targeted individual will remain unaware of the existence of the report and of its contents." This also helps to explain why inquiries by targeted individuals regarding the harassment have been met with denial by friends, relatives, neighbors, law enforcement, and colleagues.
In August, 2004, the ACLU, published a report entitled, The Surveillance-Industrial Complex, in which it contended that there is currently a vigorous citizen informant recruitment process. It stated, "Only under the most oppressive governments have informants ever become a widespread, central feature of life." Recognizing a familiar pattern, they charged, "The East German Stasi ... recruited from among the citizenry ... as many as one in every 50 citizens, to spy and report on their fellow citizens." They warn that a "massive" recruitment effort is underway.
The New American stated in their October 7, 2002, article called, TIPping off Big Brother, that the current effort to build a colossal network of informants is being done to, "enlist American citizens in surveillance activities that the state is either legally or physically unable to do." They say, a society, "where neighbors, co-workers, and passersby are all enlisted in a vast network of civilian informants--resembles conditions that existed in Stalin's reign of terror, and in all modern totalitarian states."
Continuing, they add, "Realizing that a cowed and brainwashed populace can carry out surveillance better than a million trained agents, Communist tyrants from East Germany to Cuba created revolutionary circles, youth groups, and other organizations specifically to enable the Party faithful in every walk of life to police everybody else."
On July 15, 2002, the Washington Times ran an article entitled, Planned Volunteer-Informant Corps Elicits '1984' Fears, which stated, "1 million informants" would be "initially" participating in a citizen informant program. And that the program would involve a combined effort between the DOJ, local police forces, as well as state and local agencies (businesses). "At local and state levels, the program will be coordinated by the Federal Emergency Management Agency," they described.
"Critics," they added, "say that having Americans act as "domestic informants" is reminiscent of the infamous Stasi" which targeted "dissidents and ordinary East German citizens..." This evidence helps to explain how stores and restaurants are participating in the harassment. In addition, it appears that these informant squads are coordinated by local and federal law enforcement.
According to www.citizencorps.gov, the directive of the informant program is to "harness the power of the American people by relying on their individual skills and interests to prepare local communities to effectively prevent and respond to the threats of terrorism, crime, or any kind of disaster." This may explain the reports of targeted people who allege that local, state and federal workers are using skills within their profession as part of the harassment.
For instance, city vehicles, postal vehicles, fire trucks, school buses, and taxis are reportedly stalking people. Construction projects encircle a targeted person's home and also spring up at frequently visited places. Utility companies interrupt service. Local businesses provide poor service, appear incompetent or clumsy and work with civilian informants to harass targeted people in their stores.
In East Germany the IMs included doctors, lawyers, journalists, sports-figures, writers, actors, high officials in religious organizations, pastors, waiters, hotel personnel, and other workers. "Schools, universities, and hospitals were infiltrated from top to bottom," wrote Koehler. In other words, what Koehler is describing is that the controlling faction of the organization was recruited into a policy set by the Ministry for State Security (MfS), which was then filtered down to its workers.
Interestingly, when I asked a manager at a retail establishment in Medford, MA if he had heard of Gang Stalking, he told me to "contact corporate headquarters." In all likelihood these programs originate from the organization's Corporate Headquarters that have adopted it as part of a federal or state policy. The pattern that is unfolding is that all major departments of the community are involved.
Other questionable programs include VIPS, Weed and Seed, Cat Eyes, and Talon. Part of the Weed And Seed program calls for a combined effort between local, state, and federal agencies, as well as community organizations, social services, private sector businesses and residents, to "weed out" undesirable individuals.
In a May 14, 2003 article entitled, Building a Nation of Snoops, the Boston Globe stated, "Watching America with Pride, not Prejudice," is " the Orwellian motto of the New Jersey-based Community Anti-Terrorism Training Institute, or CAT Eyes." CAT Eyes is, "an antiterrorist citizen informant program being adopted by local police departments," spanning from the east to west coast.
The Globe described how this informant program was poised to recruit 100 million citizens! The program will, "dwarf the citizen informer programs of the most repressive totalitarian states, making them appear amateurish by comparison," they wrote. "Even communist East Germany," they proclaimed, "was not as ambitious about citizen surveillance as CAT Eyes." According to the Globe, the goal is to recruit one out of every three citizens.
Catherine Epstein at the Department of History at Amherst College, contends that East Germany had the highest agent/informer to population rate in history. So if the U.S. has implemented this or a similar program, it has set a historical record. Former FBI Special Agent Ted L. Gunderson indicates that eventually about one in ten people will unofficially work for the state as an informant. In Germany the recruiters were given quotas to ensure a minimal amount of expansion. Due to the shear number of people now participating, I suspect quotas are being used.
They've recruited the youth
Children are now participating in the Gang Stalking of targeted people. Infants too, are dressed in colors that targets have been sensitized to. They are used as a billboard for symbolism, as they're paraded around by their parents who encircle targets in public. As demonstrated, after a target has been alerted that they're being watched, this color essentially acts as a uniform and a weapon. Later as the infants can walk and communicate they're used in other types of Staged Events (Street Theatre). Even at young ages, these children are able to understand how to perform these skits.
This program appears to be multigenerational, for both targeted people and the stalkers. Reportedly, entire families are now participating in patrols (Gang Stalking). Similarly, according to the book, The File, by Timothy Ash, sometimes entire families were recruited as IMs in East Germany. At this point we don't know exactly what these adults are told to encourage their children to participate. But by their behavior, we can logically conclude that the same factors which motivated them are used to get them to recruit their children.
Reason indicates that after a parent has been recruited, a message similar to, "there are bad people in the community and mommy and daddy need your help," is conveyed to the child. The child then receives some type of training and is used for patrols (Gang Stalking). Family participation also seems to serve as a type of bonding, summed up by the adoption of attitudes such as, let's work together to keep the community safe, we're the good guys, etc. Consider that in East Germany, an astounding 6% of the IMs were children.
Due to the number of youths participating, there must be a broad recruitment program designed specifically for them as well. These programs are probably offered in high school and junior high school. In 2000 and 2001, University Wire, ran articles such as, Boston U. Adopts Crime Watch Program, and Police Enlist Ohio State U. Students in War on Crime. The Atlanta Journal and Constitution published articles in 2001 entitled, School Police Enlist Aid of Students in New Crime Watch, and Student-led Crime Watch on Duty at High School. Students Keep the Peace appeared in the October 2000 issue of the Sarasota Herald Tribune. Some of these policing groups are restricted to school grounds while others are not. Similarly, children were also recruited as IMs in East Germany while at school.
But the organization which appears to the central point of recruitment for youths, is the Youth Crime Watch (YCW), which is international in scope, with headquarters on five continents. It is partnered with the Citizen Corps' National Neighborhood Watch program, and works with adults to patrol the streets. Schools are used as recruitment grounds for students from grammar school up to the university level. Participants include all core components of the local government, such as law enforcement, school staff, businesses and restaurants, as well as adult citizens watch groups. After a period of training, they conduct youth patrols under the supervision of a nearby police officer or plain-clothed adult. Like their parent organization, they're fighting crime and terrorism. They have at least hundreds of thousands of members.
In addition to being used to carry out some of the standard tactics, the use of children may also be intended to disgust TIs.(**) This appears to be a triple attack. First, the act of someone using a child seems to be intended to cause revulsion. Secondly, the understanding that a TI would probably not be believed for even implying that a parent would involve their child in something like this, appears to be intended to amplify the revulsion. After all, nobody would ever, under any circumstances, use their children like this. And thirdly, the act itself. Most of these parents seem to exhibit no disgrace, which leads me to conclude that they believe it's a necessary honor.
If children are being used in this program, and if there is a faction of it which frames people for crimes, then is it possible that this faction would use children to frame targeted people? All that the parents and child would need to be told is that their country needs them to do something very important as a matter of national security. If they're sufficiently naive, they'll probably consider it an honor. Children of criminals, or those vulnerable to blackmail or bribery, can also be recruited to accomplish this.
A nation of Gang Stalkers
Most of the citizen informant programs previously mentioned are now organized under a National Neighborhood Watch program, known as, USAonWatch.(***) "USAonWatch is the face of the National Neighborhood Watch Program," declared the Citizen Corps website. "The program," it announced, "is managed nationally by the National Sheriffs' Association [NSA] in partnership with the Bureau of Justice Assistance, Office of Justice Programs, [and] US Department of Justice." So far, this information suggests that the program is coordinated locally by the FBI and police.
The National Neighborhood Watch Program has existed since the late 1960s. This helps to explain reports of people being Gang Stalked by citizen patrol groups since the early 1980s. "For more than 30 years," proclaimed the National Sheriffs' Association, "The National Neighborhood Watch Program, an initiative of NSA, has been one of the most effective ways for citizens to become involved with law enforcement for the protection of our neighborhoods."
Neighborhood Watch is now partnered with Citizen Corps. And Citizen Corps is run by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) under the Department of Homeland Security (DHS). Its website states, "Citizen Corps is coordinated nationally by the Department of Homeland Security," and "works closely with other federal entities, state and local governments." So in essence, USAonWatch is a Department of Homeland Security program. This means FEMA, DHS, the FBI, and local police are working directly with the state and local governments to coordinate these operations.
So if USAonWatch is the current public front, then that would mean that a portion of the Gang Stalking which targets speak of is done during these citizen patrols. It would also signify that this network, with full complicity of all levels of government, is trained and directed by local police, working with FEMA and the FBI. Again, we find another parallel to the Russian and East German dictatorships. The National Sheriffs' Association exclaimed, "The Neighborhood Watch is Homeland Security at the most local level!" It was created to "empower citizens to become directly involved with Neighborhood Watch for the purpose of homeland security." Its targets, according to the NSA, are criminals and domestic terrorists.
What else would the East German IMs do besides inform? Markus Wolf, a former East German executive Stasi officer, and author of the book, Man Without a Face, indicates that targeted people were Gang Stalked by "informers who literally encircled their everyday movements." According to Wolf, the residences of some targeted people were "put under siege," and every family member, and every visitor, was kept under close observation. Even some East German state officials were, "surrounded by unofficial informers for the Stasi," proclaimed Mary Fulbrook, in her book, The People's State.
The book, Stasiland, reveals a similar citizen patrol scenario, where targeted people would be stalked by a network of IMs on a daily basis. This was done using a rotation of IMs. "In the morning when I went to work, there'd be someone close behind me," reported one target. "[And] if I went in to Alexanderplatz to do some shopping a man would come with me..." People would be followed by IMs from their doorsteps, into public transportation systems and then back home again. "They changed the personnel," she continued, "but there was always someone there. They wanted us to feel it." Despite what these IMs were told about threats to national security, this blatant Gang Stalking was done for intimidation.
In 1974 the former Deputy Director of the CIA, Ray S. Cline, drafted a report published by the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS), at Georgetown University called, Understanding the Solzhenitsyn Affair: Dissent and its Control in the USSR. It stated, "The Committee for State Security" [KGB] ... functions as a secret political police force, which through nets of agents and informants, reaches literally into every crevice of society." The word, "literally" is noteworthy, because when it is used, they mean it. Just as with East Germany, you can bet that this means every major area of society was filled with informants. This would include workplaces, grammar schools, universities, businesses, restaurants, apartment buildings, etc. Literally, everywhere!
The report continued, "By watching every critical echelon in society, the informant networks also serve to insure that the administrative or daily controls are in fact working." The Soviet Union was run by a small group of wealthy elite. They used their private security force, the KGB, to ensure their control. Although the surface claim for the existence of the networks was for state security, it was in reality used to terrorize the population into submission. "These informants," it sustained "serve the fundamental purpose ... of inhibiting people from speaking freely to one another; from speaking out; from sharing and germinating thoughts."
Shockingly, according to an independent media report, there was an attempt to integrate Markus Wolf and KGB General Yevgeni of Russia, into federal law enforcement. An article entitled, Ex-KGB and STASI Chiefs to Work Under Chertoff, appeared in the Foreign Press Foundation on December 16, 2004. It explained how the U.S. would pay former Stasi officer Markus Wolf, and KGB General Yevgeni Primakov to help co-op citizens into participating in state-sponsored harassment.
The article was based on a U.S. Department of State Daily Press Briefing, that occurred on June 9, 1997, which stated, "We're talking about Markus Wolfe (sic), the former head of Stasi, right? ... He actively aided and abetted and fostered international and state-supported terrorism when he was an East German government official..."
So, when they sprung up in Germany, they were called "IMs" who unofficially worked for the "Ministry of State Security" to "protect the state" against dangerous elements. They were called the "People's Brigade" in Russia, and their duty was the "Maintenance of Civil Order." The current citizen squads are apparently fighting terrorism and crime. I'm not aware of the official names of groups which conduct these patrols in other countries; no doubt the participating countries have assigned them noble titles.
According to this information, those who have been recruited into the current citizen informant program include people who have access to homes, businesses, and public transportation systems. Others include postal workers, utility employees, truck drivers, train conductors, local police forces, as well as local and state agencies. And, if these youth crime-watch programs are being used for Gang Stalking--children. This helps to explain the reports of targeted people who attest that a variety of local and state vehicles are being used to stalk them. Restaurants and retail stores are also involved. Employees, clerks and/or managers of these establishments participate. If mainstream publications are alerting us to a "massive" recruitment process, then what they're doing behind the scenes is probably much more intense.
All of these volunteer Neighborhood Watch programs are sponsored by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS). Interestingly, in East Germany, the adults and children who Gang Stalked targets operated on behalf of the Ministry for State Security (MfS). In Russia, citizen informants worked for the Komitet Gosudarstvennoy Bezopasnosti (Committee for State Security), also known as the KGB. In Czechoslovakia it was the Czechoslovak State Security (StB), etc.
Because these harassment programs involve a combined, coordinated effort between federal, state and local governments, logic would suggest that the chief of police, mayor of the city, and governor of the state must be aware of it. The program involves the use of too many resources for them not to be. It can't operate without their knowledge. As previously described, the TIPS or USAonWatch programs would have accomplished this.
East Germany had a variety of different types of informants, which served different functions. So, in all probability, in addition to bulk recruitment programs such as TIPS, and Neighborhood Watch, there are individuals and groups of informants which are also recruited. In my estimation, these units and individuals work alongside the public front organization to harass people in public. If this is true, then this would further compartmentalize these operations, possibly to the point where all of these factions are unaware of the existence of one and other.
Consider the FBI's known use of criminals as informants, which was described in the Tactics section. Also note an article which appeared in The Chicago Sun-Times on May 31, 1998, entitled, Family of Spies on Run, which described an, "unknown number" of entire families who are citizen informants. "They are ordinary citizens who, for reasons ranging from petty revenge to pure patriotism, agree to work with the bureau," stated the Times. The article revealed that these families work with the FBI, DEA, CIA, RCMP, as well as local law enforcement. Most of these agencies are now part of DHS. "Because this is the lifestyle they have known almost since their birth, the ... children rarely complain," they wrote.
To my knowledge, at this time, no one has openly admitted to being part of this program. Targeted people have been stonewalled when confronting their tormentors in public. The citizen squads are obviously told that under no circumstances are they to admit they're part of an organized program to remove troublesome individuals from the community.
In Russia, the state emphasized the need for total secrecy when recruiting people into the Citizen's Brigade. According to Kourdakov, during their lectures they were told that, "Under no condition was the public to know what was going on." The reason was that, "some people could misunderstand what we're doing and why we have to do it," and "don't appreciate the danger that these people represent to our society." When citizen informants in East Germany were recruited, they agreed to a, "code of secrecy," and some had to sign a waver, which stated that they would not mention anything about their connection to the MfS.
By their behavior it is apparent that participants in the current program are told that targeted people can't be reasoned with, but must leave on their own accord, by way of a collaborative community effort. In all likelihood, stigma is probably used to justify the harassment. This includes labeling people threats to "national security," or criminals who have escaped justice.
These tactics have been used in other countries to justify persecution of political dissent. As part of their training, it is also possible that they engage in skits where they witness people breaking down or fainting in front of them, as a result of being systematically Mobbed out in public. Some of the training is apparently designed to put their conscience aside when harassing targets. As we'll learn in the next chapter, when you combine these desensitizing drills with lies, you can get most people to do just about anything.
"As long as people believe in absurdities they will continue to commit atrocities."
Another reason participants are told to deny their involvement in this program is obviously because their handlers know that because they operate on huge lies, they could not rationally justify the cause. It is critical that participants receive no outside information that can penetrate this barrier. Precautionary measures must have been taken to filter information that would undermine the group objectives.
It has been said that those who do not learn from history are condemned to repeat it. The people who created this program are obviously aware that it is absolutely essential that no parallel be made between similar historical events and what is taking place now. If this program originated from a Think Tank, you can bet that they have accounted for this, and it has been integrated into the training curriculum.
Therefore, certain phrases, such as "New World Order," "Dictatorship," "Cult," "Nazi Germany," "Hitler," "Cointelpro," MKULTRA," "Experimentation," "Gang Stalking," "Harassment," etc, are probably covered with mental mindguards to disengage critical thought.
Similarly, according to cult expert Steven Hassan's book, Releasing the Bonds: Empowering People to Think for Themselves, these mental blocking techniques are given to members of mind-control cults to reject information that undermines the cult. It basically means that when they're confronted with a particular phrase or question, they should think or say a certain phrase to reject it. This is used to stop critical thought and funnel external input into a mental recycle bin. It works remarkably well.
In his book, Vital Lies, Simple Truths, Dr. Daniel Goleman stated, "A mindguard is an attention bodyguard, standing vigilant to protect the group not from physical assault, but from an attack by information." "'A mindguard,' says Janis [author of Victims of Groupthink], protects the group 'from thoughts [information] that might damage their confidence in the soundness of the policies to which they are committed.'" More on the Group Mind will be covered in the next chapter.
The Nazis and their educated followers were essentially a political cult. The cult was fed massive lies which were reinforced by the careful filtering of information and propaganda conveyed by mainstream outlets. Literally, a whole country was under this spell. This is happening now. "Hitler and his troop of amateur magicians and hypnotists in the 1930's and 1940's were able to reconstruct a technologically advanced nation such as Germany into a vast theatre of illusion," stated Professor Marrs. "They were also able to induce educated and intellectual [people] into becoming ... oppressors of their fellow men..."
Some may disagree, but arguably, this international group is a political/corporate cult. Various cult experts themselves don't seem to agree on any set definition. But in my view this group is a cult. More evidence will be provided in the Structure, Purpose, and Motivational Factors chapters to illustrate that this group is an essential part of a massive political movement.
There is communication between the surveillance faction and the citizen informant squads and local businesses in the area. Obviously, the managers of local stores are contacted by a representative of this program, possibly by cell phone, pager, or walk-in, and told to prepare for the arrival of the targeted person. A picture or video of the targeted person may be shown to the participating staff.
The targeted individual may also be identified as he or she walks into the store. Consider that the IMs in East Germany communicated using non-verbal cues, so this is also a possibility. When the TI arrives, those who have been co-opted follow through with the tactics they've learned from their training. They also work in unison with plain-clothed citizens to harass the targeted customer. Advanced electronic methods of communication, which are not commercially available, may be used by the coordinating faction to direct specific citizen informants.
More than likely the current recruitment of informants is done using a beneficial appearing program, equipped with convincing propaganda, which is delivered by trusted authority figures. The recruitment programs offered to the public probably don't refer to this activity as "harassment," or "Gang Stalking."
In all likelihood it is cloaked in a beneficial sounding name. The behavior exhibited by these citizens indicates that they are absolutely convinced that this policy is legitimate and necessary. If it originates from a government Think Tank, you can expect no less than an intellectual and emotional masterpiece that is very cleverly delivered. This program was very well thought out.
Friends and Family
Friends and family of targeted people are sometimes used to harass them. As shocking as this sounds, identical tactics were used during Cointelpro. According to the book, War at Home, by attorney Brian Glick, FBI records reveal frequent maneuvers to generate tension (harassment) on targeted people by recruiting their "parents, children, spouses, landlords, employers, college administrators, church superiors," and others, into investigations. The word "frequent" leads me to conclude that, just as in East Germany, this was standard practice.
This helps to explain the current participation of friends, and family of targeted people. Moret added, "What we've studied and reported and identified is that neighbors are contacted and co-opted, [and] members of the target's family are co-opted..." Similarly, according to Wolf, the residences of targeted people were "put under siege," by the Stasi, and every family member, and every visitor, was kept under observation.
The recruitment of friends and family of targets may not just serve to harass, confuse, and isolate, but also as a discrediting strategy. After all, a person's friends and family would never systematically harass them, so someone complaining of such an ordeal must be mentally ill. This may be compounded if a handler forces a targeted person's family to have the target institutionalized. Remember, one in ten citizens will be recruited as informants anyway, so co-opting ten or fifty friends/relatives of a targeted person is not difficult.
How can a good friend or relative be recruited into a harassment campaign? Simple. They can be lied to, intimidated, or blackmailed into becoming informants during a bogus investigation. Then they can be given a gag order and threatened with jail time if they mention anything about it. Both the Stasi and FBI have done this. According to attorney Glick, blackmail and threats, using statements such as, "We know what you have been doing, but if you cooperate it will be all right," were often used as leverage for the recruitment of a relative or associate during Cointelpro.
Family members or associates who targets have a shaky relationship with can be bribed if they are greedy or in financial ruin. Naive ones or youngsters can be lied to by appealing to their sense of patriotism. This would be especially effective if delivered by a trusted community authority figure, such as a local official. When gaining cooperation in this way, these friends/family members may be fed some truth, and then some damaging lies can be thrown in.
After the friends and family of a targeted person have been recruited, they can be directed by their handlers to perform carefully scripted harassment skits, which include some mentioned in the Tactics chapter. This harassment by proxy is optimized by the use of sophisticated electronic surveillance equipment.
Multiple citizen informant programs are now operational, with the goal of recruiting a significant portion of the population. We've seen the political Left and Right justifiably compare these informant programs to ones that emerged in Germany and Russia. These programs are supervised by the Department of Homeland Security. They are similar in operation and purpose to those used in Russian and German dictatorships, which were created by the Committee for State Security and Ministry for State Security, respectively.
Those mentioned to be recruited, reflects (to some degree), those reportedly Gang Stalking targets. A massive network of citizens (probably millions worldwide), stalk and harass targeted people in public. They include a wide strata of individuals ranging from seniors to children, and often the friends and family of targeted people. Local governments are fully complicit in the harassment.
The federal government can also recruit groups or individuals as informants, which are not connected to any official organization, such as a Neighborhood Watch network. Without even being aware of the existence of the other network, these entities too can be used to harass people in public.
* Although the portion of the People's Brigade which Kourdakov wrote about didn't exhibit the exact traits as the current global stalking group (due to the frequent use of overt physical violence), his account does illustrate the emphasis on secrecy with state-run harassment programs. Furthermore, the Soviet Union did (and still does) possess a huge network of plain-clothed citizen informants, which is used to stalk (shadow) enemies of the state. See the report entitled, Understanding the Solzhenitsyn Affair: Dissent and its Control in the USSR, edited by the former Deputy Director of the CIA, Ray S. Cline. The report was based on a conference held by the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS), at Georgetown University.
** On multiple occasions I have noticed children being used in skits which were obviously intended to convey sexual innuendos.
*** Picture taken from www.usaonwatch.org.
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