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WHO IS VINCENT B. LISI? (UPDATE)

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Today, August 29, 2013, after a big push from U. S. Attorney Carmen M. Ortiz (Boston) and Vincent B. Lisi, Special Agent in Charge of the FBI’s Boston Field Division, a federal grand jury  returned an indictment against a 19-year old college kid, Robel Phillipos, who had previously been charged with making false statements during the Boston Marathon bombing terrorism investigation.

 

The investigation was conducted by the FBI’s Boston Division, Massachusetts State Police, and member agencies of the Boston Joint Terrorism Task Force (JTTF), which is composed of more than 30 federal, state, and local enforcement agencies.

 

The University of Massachusetts Dartmouth’s Department of Public Safety, City of New Bedford, New Bedford Police Department, Dartmouth Police Department, U.S. Department of Transportation-Office of Inspector General, U.S. Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration (TIGTA), Essex County Sheriff’s Office, and Internal Revenue Service-Criminal Investigations provided assistance to this investigation.

 

Also, Ortiz’s Anti-Terrorism and National Security Unit, with the assistance of the Counterterrorism Section of the Justice Department’s National Security Division, helped all the law enforcement agencies listed above..

 

Wow! That's a whole lot of firepower arrayed against a 19-year old kid accused only of lying to the cops.

 

Ever wonder where your tax dollar goes? After the U.S. military, the next biggest part of your tax dollar goes to the federal police state.

 

Another thing. If convicted, Phillipos faces a maximum penalty of up to eight years in federal prison on each of the two counts.

 

So, all this fuss for lying to the cops by a kid who was only trying to protect a friend. Sure, it was a stupid error in judgement on the part of this kid, but did we really need more than 30 federal, state, and local enforcement agencies to investigate him.


But there's another aspect to this announcement today that goes far beyond the obvious overkill by federal law enforcement and equally obvious waste of taxpayer money.


The other thing that disturbs me? 


It's Vincent B. Lisi. The Special Agent in Charge of the FBI’s Boston Field Division

 

My question?

 

If the feds can bring the hammer down on this Phillipos kid, why wasn't Vincent B. Lisi, investigated and indicted earlier in his career for possibly doing something a lot more serious than the Phillipos kid?

 

Vincent Lisi may have, in fact, falsified evidence to frame an innocent man in a domestic terrorism case involving anthrax letter attacks -- a case that made national headlines for several years.

 

The framed man ultimately committed suicide.

 

And the framed man was no terrorist.

He was absolutely not a terrorist. Just the opposite. He was at top researcher at USAMRIID at Fort Detrick. And, he was such an outstanding research scientist that he had received the Decoration for Exceptional Civilian Service—the highest award given to Defense Department civilian employees.


Vincent B. Lisi may have framed this guy.


But why?


To try to answer that question, let's start at the beginning.

 

WHO IS VINCENT B. LISI?

 

This just in: Vincent B. Lisi Named Special Agent in Charge of the Boston Division (July 24, 2013)

 

Who is Vince B. Lisi? 

 

Most recently, Lisi was the section chief in the Counterintelligence Division at FBI. Before that, Lisi was the Supervisory Special Agent (SSA) of an "extraterritorial criminal squad". What is an extraterritorial criminal squad? Sounds like an off-the-books operation. Black ops. Covert. I wonder if Congress knows about extraterritorial criminal squads?

 

Before the extraterritorial gig, Lisi was stationed where? You guessed it! The Middle East. Yemen, in fact. As the legal attaché in Sana’a, Yemen.

 

But here's where it really gets interesting. In September and October 2001, Lisi was selected to lead the Amerithrax investigation of the anthrax letter attacks. Remember the anthrax letter attacks? And how a "mad scientist" was framed? And then mysteriously committed suicide?

 

Yes, that's our man Vincent B. Lisi popping up again. 

 

What a coincidence.

 

Let's review that anthrax letter case.

 

Here's the FBI's official statement: "The FBI’s conclusion that USAMRIID scientist Dr. Bruce Ivins, a former scientist at Fort Detrick, perpetrated the anthrax attacks of 2001, is largely built on an extensive microbial forensics investigation. That investigation linked the spores found in recovered letters to material contained in a flask labeled “RMR-1029” that was under Dr. Ivins’ sole control. According to the FBI’s analysis, RMR-1029 contained anthrax spores of the Ames variety, with specific genetic features consistent with the letter attack materials. The results of research by the Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear Sciences Unit of the FBI just published in the Journal of Forensic Scientists provide additional data about the attack material."

 

The FBI continues: "During the Amerithrax investigation, it was discovered that some laboratories that possessed the Ames strain were purifying the spores using a product that contained meglumine and diatrizoate. From lab records, it was determined that the spores contained in RMR-1029 were similarly purified using these compounds. This information gave rise to the question of whether the attack materials were taken directly from RMR-1029. To answer this question, the FBI developed a detection method that employed liquid chromatography and mass spectrometry to determine the presence of these compounds.1 As expected, the FBI investigators did find that anthrax spores taken directly from RMR-1029 contained both meglumine and diatrizoate."

 

But there's a problem. A very big problem. And the FFBI knows it.

 

The problem?

 

No evidence of these compounds, meglumine and diatrizoate, was found when the spores from the anthrax letters were analyzed using the FBI's same method.

 

This fact means that if the anthrax spores used in the attack were taken from RMR-1029, their preparation would have required extra steps prior to mailing. That type of purification would have required specialized machinery and likely would have left traces of the material on machinery. No such material was found, though, and in a recently settled civil case in Florida, the U.S. Department of Justice acknowledged that the specialized machinery was not available at USAMRIID.

 

There's more.

 

In their depositions, William Russell Byrne and Gerard P. Andrews, Ivins’s supervisors before and after the anthrax mailings, said they were virtually certain of his innocence. Byrne and Andrews both said Ivins didn’t have the technical skill to make the extremely fine powder and both said the Fort Detrick lab’s equipment could not have dried the anthrax so it could be turned into powder without contaminating parts of the facility.

 

These statements are in addition to the fact that no evidence of the compounds, meglumine and diatrizoate, was found when the spores from the anthrax letters were analyzed by the FBI.

 

The FBI lied. They framed Dr. Bruce Ivins. 

 

The FBI named Ivins as a "key suspect", but he was never formally charged. Ivins protested his innocence for years, trying to clear his good name, before apparently taking his own life. 

 

About the suicide? The apparent suicide?

 

On the morning of July 27, 2008, Ivins was found unconscious at his home. He was taken to Frederick Memorial Hospital and died on July 29 from an overdose of Tylenol, an apparent suicide. 

 

Tylenol?

 

No autopsy was ordered following his death because, according to an officer in the local police department, the state medical examiner "determined that an autopsy wouldn't be necessary" based on laboratory test results of blood taken from the body.

 

Three years later, Congress named a special panel at the National Academy of Sciences to review the FBI's scientific work on the case.

 

The panel was chaired by Alice P. Gast, president of Lehigh University.

 

On May 15, 2011, the panel released its findings, which "conclude[d] that the Bureau overstated the strength of genetic analysis linking the mailed anthrax to a supply kept by Bruce E. Ivins."

 

The panel stated that its primary finding was that, "It is not possible to reach a definitive conclusion about the origins of the B. anthracis in the mailings based on the available scientific evidence alone."

 

During the panel's deliberations, Dr. Henry S. Heine, a microbiologist who was Ivins' fellow researcher at the Army Medical Research Institute, called to testify.

 

Heine told a National Academy of Sciences panel on April 22, 2010 that he considered it impossible that Ivins could have produced the anthrax used in the attacks without detection.

 

Heine told the 16-member National Academy of Sciences panel that producing the quantity of spores in the letters would have taken at least a year of intensive work using the equipment at the army lab. Such an effort would not have escaped colleagues’ notice, and lab technicians who worked closely with Dr. Ivins have told him they saw no such work.

 

Heine also disputed the notion that biological containment measures where Dr. Ivins worked were inadequate to prevent the spores from floating out of the laboratory into animal cages and offices. He told the panel that if the containment was inadequate, "You would have had a lot of dead animals and dead people."

 

So why was Ivins framed?

 

I'm not a conspiracy theorist, but let me say this much. A government guilty of lying about Weapons of Mass Destruction to invade Iraq, and killed hundreds of thousands of Iraqis, if not millions, would not hesitate for a second to kill the reputation of a "mad scientist." 

 

The true pity is that Dr, Bruce Ivins was a hero. On March 14, 2003, Ivins and two of his colleagues at USAMRIID at Fort Detrick received the Decoration for Exceptional Civilian Service—the highest award given to Defense Department civilian employees—for helping solve technical problems in the manufacture of anthrax vaccine.

 

To my way of thinking, Dr. Bruce Ivins sounds like another one of my heroes -- John "Jack" Parsons Wheeler III.

 

Both worked at the highest levels of national security. Both died under mysterious circumstances. And both were targeted after their deaths by rumor campaigns that intended to discredit them by suggesting that both Ivins and Wheeler suffered from mental illness.

 

And now, Vincent B. Lisi has been named Special Agent in Charge of Boston Division -- Boston, where martial law was declared during the manhunt for Boston Marathon Bombing suspect, Dzhokhar Tsarnaev.

 

It was the FBI that declared martial in the entire City of Boston. And declaring martial law in a major metropolitan city for the manhunt of one individual was an unprecedented event in our nation's history. Scarier, it was an unprecedented suspension of the U.S. Constitution.

 

Was Boston a dress rehearsal for when the feds declare martial law in the entire U.S. following a false flag attack?

 

We have met the enemy. And it is us. 

 

And Vincent B. Lisi may be the perfect guy for the job. Whatever that job may be -- framing an innocent man, orchestrating a false flag attack, or declaring martial law.

 

He's a company man.

 

And, that's the real Vincent B. Lisi.

 

http://www.fbi.gov/news/pressrel/press-releases/vincent-b.-lisi-named-special-agent-in-charge-of-boston-division?utm_campaign=email-Immediate&utm_medium=email&utm_source=national-press-releases&utm_content=242681

 

Vincent B. Lisi Named Special Agent in Charge of Boston Division

www.fbi.gov

Director Robert S. Mueller, III has named Vincent B. Lisi special agent in charge of the FBI’s Boston Division. Mr. Lisi most recently served as deputy assistant director in the Counterintelligence Division at FBI Headquarters in Washington, D.C.

 
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MCPB Board of Directors

Welcome our new board members and thank our outgoing board members at the Annual Meeting of the Mendocino County Public Broadcasting Board of Directors

Point Noyo (previously The Cliff House)

1011 S Main Street 

Fort Bragg, CA 95437

Monday, May 2nd, 2016 6:00 pm

(No Host Bar/Food available for purchase)

New board members John Azzaro (At large); Jonathan Middlebrook (1st District); and Stuart Campbell (Programmer Elect) 

Outgoing board members are Bob Page and John Sakowicz


Here are the minutes from the last meeting, as yet unapproved.


KZYX/MENDOCINO COUNTY PUBLIC BROADCASTING

BOARD OF DIRECTORS MEETING

MARCH 7, 2016

WILLITS LIBRARY

 

MINUTES

 THE MEETING WAS CALLED TO ORDER AT 6:03 P.M.

ROLL CALL
Present: Meg Courtney, Lorraine Dechter, Jane Futcher, Jenness Hartley, Ed Keller, Benj Thomas, John Sakowicz

Absent: Clay Eubank

 

APPROVAL OF LAST MEETING’S MINUTES: Unanimous

 

MATTERS FROM THE BOARD PRESIDENT: Meg Courtney

—GROUND RULES: Meg appointed Jenness to be the Meeting Facilitator

—THANK YOUS: Meg expressed thanks to Lorraine Dechter, the new GM: Jane Futcher, elections coordinator and election ballot workers and stampers, including Jenness, Ed, Bob and several others. Ed Keller was thanked for building a covered area outside where staff can sit.

—FUNDRAISING: Meg mentioned some of the fundraisers coming up, including Amy Goodman in Willits, April 16; a Willits house party April 23; a Mother’s Day fundraiser with Starchild chocolate; a Church of the Boogie Woogie party with a Boogie Woogie diva in June. She thanked Catherine Keegan and Tim Bray for taking on many fundraising events for KZYX and for requiring board and staff do very little.

 

MATTERS FROM BOARD MEMBERS:

Jane Futcher reported that board election was proceeding and the on-air forum went well.

John Sakowicz welcomed Lorraine and expressed hope that KZYX will collaborate with low-power channels like KMEC, also using digital platforms and many new technologies that expand the station’s reach and can be the source of potential revenues.

 

STANDING COMMITTEE REPORTS

—Elections Report by Jane not needed because of above check-in

—No Finance Committee report due to Clay’s absence

 

PRESENTATION OF MENDOCINO COUNTY BOARD OF SUPERVISORS’ COMMENDATION TO MARY AIGNER BY TOM WOODHOUSE: Tom Woodhouse read an eloquently worded recognition of Mary Aigner’s 22 years of service as a staff member of KZYX. (See Attached)

 

COMMUNITY ADVISORY BOARD REPORT FROM ELLEN SAXE

Ellen summarized the results of a CAB public meeting in Elk in February. She chose an area that the station does not always reach out to but was disappointed with the turnout despite the fact that the meeting was well publicized. About 10 people attended. She said transparency of the board and station was a big issue and there were requests for:
1. On-air CAB meetings

2. On-air Board meetings

3. On-air discussions with board representatives

4. The board should stop using a closed board list serve and confidential meetings

5. Simple living membership of $25 should be announced on the air

6. Controversy comes from exclusion — Someone said that when the Mendocino School Board adopted a more open stance their meetings became less contentious and shorter.

 

Ellen reported many comments about the board’s conduct, including:

—Board should state what its rules are and follow the process

—Board should not let a few people make all the decisions

—Board should make transparency a priority

—Board needs to follow through as new board members replace outgoing members.

—Board should be more responsive.

Several of those attending want access to the membership list with an opt-out clause for folks who don’t want to be contacted.

Other suggestions:

—Hire a volunteer coordinator

—contact nonmembers through public meetings

—Restore safe harbor

—State what happened with Ukiah studio funds

—Start a program council that had decision-making power

—Pay attention to the South Coast so people in Gualala can tune in.

—Encourage more participation by young people

—Define and follow the process for choosing programmers

—Institute a grievance procedure for former programmers

—Form Ad Hoc committees of members for pursuing specific issues

—Take seriously the decline in membership

—Encourage and support local programmers

 

BREAKS: During the meeting, possibly during Ellen’s presentation, a reporter covering the meeting and a candidate for the board interrupted frequently and claimed the board president was not following clear procedures. The facilitator called short break to establish calm.

 

NO ACTION ITEMS

STATE OF THE STATION REPORT — Lorraine Dechter

Lorraine did not submit a written report. She introduced Jerry Fraley, the interim Operations Manager, who was not present, and Raoul Van Haul, who introduced himself and his long experience in broadcasting, particularly in Portland, Oregon. Lorraine announced new Native American programming, a five-minute syndicated segment for which she has not yet found the perfect time slot. She said our expenses for the month of January were triple what was budgeted because it was costly covering the vacant program manager and ops manager positions.

 PUBLIC COMMENT:

Jeff Wright: Thanked Lorraine for unraveling the “trainwreck she was left with.” Said the satellites studios are working better and he asked that the “safe harbor” from 10 p.m. to 6 a.m. be restored. He encouraged KZYZ to participate in joint events with KMUD and promote the Seven Rivers Network.

Sheila Dawn Tracy: Said members should be able to communicate with each other; wants safe harbor restore; would like a written GM report; feels new KZYX newsletter should have gone in the silent drive letter.

Sarah: Requested results of fundraisers and pledge drives be published on the KZYX Web site and promoted on the Web site in advance

Fran Koliner: Welcomed Lorraine

Ellen Saxe: Gave out her email address so others can receive summary of CAB meeting

Lyn Dee Johnson: Wants each board member to have a sign with their names so people know who they are; said this was an “emotional transition” that is hard on listeners, too, as they hear new voices on the air, etc. She, or someone else, remarked that the FCC investigation of KZXY led to a decision by the staff to end safe harbor because of concerns the station might lose its license if the FCC heard bad language on the air.

 

The meeting ended at 8 p.m.

Respectfully submitted by Jane Futcher, Board VP

 

Adendum: Mendocino Board of Supervisors’ letter of Commendation to Mary Aigner. Signed by Tom Woodhouse and Dan Gjerde, delivered at the meeting March 7, 2016

 

Mary Aigner tirelessly served Mendocino County for 22 years through her work at KZYX. During her tenure as program director, she exhibited an unflagging dedication to community radio in general and Mendocino County Public Broadcasting in particular. The station was more than a job to her, it was a career and a passion, often placed before her own personal life. 

 

Mary exhibited dedication to the listening community by

—Cultivating familiarity with the various communities of the region, and the issues

confronting each of them. She often helped to arrange discussions of those issues on the stations public affairs programs and newscasts’’

—Maintaining steadfast awareness, and unwaveringly correct instincts about the preferences

of the public radio listening community, and representing them in any meeting,

conversation, or decision in which she was involved. “How will it benefit the listeners?”

was the perspective she always brought to the table.

 —Facing recurring challenges from small segments of the community about programming,

remaining firmly rooted in her convictions and professional expertise about how to serve

the majority of listeners and how to make KZYX the best possible community station. 

  —Being willing to engage in conversation with any listener, and personally respond to their

questions and concerns

             

Mary exhibited dedication to the station by:

 —Understanding and being able to operate and manage all the stations equipment, and

keeping herself abreast of the evolving technology

—Being available 24/7 to handle last-minute changes, trouble-shoot technical difficulties and support other staff members in their efforts to seek resolution

 —Being available to facilitate special programming – coming in on weekends and evenings to update the stations automated broadcast system

 —Helping produce live remote broadcasts, and fundraising events

 —Remaining ever mindful of the regulations which govern public radio stations

              

Mary exhibited dedication to the stations volunteer programmers by:

—Training, guiding, and assisting on-air volunteers, whatever their level of skill or experience

 —Helping find substitute hosts for absent programmers, often filling in herself on short notice

—Always being available to programmers, even on weekends or when out of town, to instruct,

support, and trouble-shoot unexpected on-air difficulties

 —Actively interfacing with record companies, and content providers, to keep the flow of new

music and programming coming to the station

 —Alerting programmers to new music or events which might be of interest to their audience

 —Facilitating interview opportunities for programmers with performers and public figures

Tom Woodhouse & Dan Gjerde

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