THE SLA IS THE CIA part II by Mae Brussell
III. Chronology of Events
1945 Importation of British and Nazi Intelligence into the United States After World War II
William Stephenson, former head of British Intelligence, combined with U.S. and Nazi Intelligence to form covert operations and psychological warfare units against the free world. The purpose is to control labor, energy, oil and minerals. Capitalism was transformed into a disguised imperialism conducted by subversion.
The CIA was formed to infiltrate and overthrow legitimate governments. It is now taking over the United States. The SLA is domestic internal warfare. World headquarters for American-Nazi operations were set up at the Tryall Club, Montego Bay, Jamaica.
The anti-humanist events taking place in America against youth, experimentations on the brain and robot armies of humans without choices and our tiger cage chains with segregated prisons must be blamed upon courting Nazi doctors and technicians.
1965 Cambridge, Mass.; Political, Camelot
Defense Department plans were worked out to be used against Third World countries. They were applied to Chile. They can be applied to the U.S. Think tanks eventually produce the mentalities and methods to manipulate mass populations through terror and chaos.
1962 Present time - Phoenix Program
Directed by now-CIA boss William Colby. Control of the the Vietnamese population through terrorism, murder, imprisonment, torture, rigged elections and falsified statistics.
Fear of communism from North Vietnam caused our soldiers to commit illegal and immoral acts, believing the end justified the means. The same rationalizations are taking place in the U.S.
May 1, 1968 -- FBI "Covert Intelligence on the New Left"; "COINTELPRO"
Clandestine intelligence operation designed to cause antagonism between and among the anti-war and black movements, as well as fear in the minds of the people.
The program was designed to threaten and undermine activities of any organizations that fell into the category of the New Left:
"All black student unions and similar organizations organized to project the demands of black students."
"Full scale surveillance and intelligence of anti-war movement, women's liberation, anything with the name Black."
"Denounce, leak fabrications to the press, warn of violence, link to communists, scare away the committed, reduce memberships."
June, 1968 Los Angeles Police Department, Criminal Conspiracy Section
Formed after SUS, Special Unit Senator, the team that concealed Robert Kennedy's assassin and put the conspiracy under the rug.
Secret funding from the CIA, connected directly to White House intelligence and future Huston Plan.
Detective R. Farwell, Commander in Public Disorder Intelligence Units, assigned to monitor black political activity in California.
Donald DeFreeze worked out of this office as a police informant from 1967-1969. Black agents infiltrated the prisons and the Black Panther Party.
Ron Karenga, an agent who worked with provocateur Louis Tackwood and Donald DeFreeze, used the SLA 7-headed cobra as insignia for the US Organization.
Evelle Younger, former L.A. District Attorney when CCS was formed, is now Attorney General. Younger is an Air Force Major General in counter-intelligence, as well as a member of the FBI.
1962-1969 Colston Westbrook, Vietnam and service abroad
Westbrook served in Asia, working with the CIA's Phoenix Program; trained in psychological warfare techniques.
The years he was away, President John Kennedy, Senator Robert Kennedy and Reverend Martin Luther King were assassinated.
The FBI had targeted all left, radical and black movements to be broken apart.
When Westbrook returned to America, the military and intelligence agencies were to escalate the war at home.
Important to that domestic war were closed prisons, with radical prisoners killed or locked up forever.
July 23, 1970 -- "The Huston Plan" - Army, Navy and Air Force Working with Intelligence Agencies and Local Police Depts.
The "Huston Plan" was approved by President Nixon. Senator Sam Ervin stated in May, 1974 that it is still operating.
This document gave permission for widespread political surveillance by burglary, wiretapping, eavesdropping, mail covers and spying inside the U.S. by the CIA.
The methods were employed against all dissenters, political opponents, news reporters and selected government employees.
Congress continues to give full support to these operations by appointing known war criminals to head our agencies and to finance their operations without controls.
1970 California Prisons
War against political prisoners began overtly January 14, 1970, at Soledad Prison. Black leaders -- William Nolan, Cleveland Edwards and Alvin Miller -- were murdered by a guard. Continuous killings of prisoners and guards have escalated since that date.
Segregation, racism, torture, provocations, threats and fear are rampant in the prisons. This is State policy. Gang wars and narcotics are encouraged and distributed to pit groups against each other, hoping they never get out alive.
Eldridge Cleaver, well known Black Panther leader and writer, fled California and went to Algeria.
The orders throughout the prison system were: "No more Cleavers."
Westbrook came home from seven years in Asia with the CIA to instruct twice weekly inside the politically explosive California prison system.
Late 1969-1970 Black Culture Association, Vacaville Medical Facility
Meeting place of Colston Westbrook with Donald DeFreeze.
BCA was an extension of psychological experimentation projects, connected to Stanford Research Institute, Menlo Park, and the CIA in Langley, Virginia. The Symbionese Liberation Army was nurtured here.
If the SLA were not meant to happen, DeFreeze and his teacher, as well as the constant associates, would have been identified when Wheeler and DeFreeze left their prisons.
1970 - Donald DeFreeze Confesses to Judge Ritzi: Wants to Come Clean
DeFreeze wrote to Superior Court Judge W. Ritzi: "I will tell what really happened and why. I will tell you things that no one has ever known before." Judge Ritzi turned down DeFreeze's appeal to tell of his crimes and his work for the LAPD. DeFreeze went immediately to Chino Prison, and then to Vacaville Medical Center for 6-14 years. This is when his personality change began. He was to meet Colston Westbrook, director of the new BCA.
1970 Joseph Remiro comes back to California after two tours in Veitnam
1970-1972 Colston Westbrook, CIA, and Donald DeFreeze, LAPD, Meet
Westbrook instructed two days a week at BCA, Vacaville. He also controlled all visitors to the group. Future SLA members began to meet with DeFreeze. Their "Maoist" revolutionary discussions included having their own flag, taking African names and discussions against black leader Dr. Marcus Foster, Superintendent of Schools, Oakland. Many of the "tutors" were police informers.
1971 Summer Meetings of the White House Agent Donald Segretti, FBI, Minutemen, and Secret Army Organization in San Diego
Donald Segretti, funded by secret intelligence money, met with para-military right-wing organizations. They planned kidnappings of radicals during the Republican conventions in 1972. Members of the SAO had been shooting, burning, and attempting murder, using federal "anti-poverty" money. The Minutemen have publicly anticipated a race war in the U.S. They are well armed and infiltrated by police and law enforcement agents.
1971 Camilla Hall Moves to Bay Area from St. Paul
1971 William Wolfe Arrives in Bay Area from Pennsylvania
1971-1972 John Mitchell, John Erlichman, G. Gordon Liddy and the American Nazi Party
The history of the SLA has roots in the American Nazi Party. Secret White House money was sent down the line to Lyn Nofziger in California, and to Joseph Tommassi, Nazi Storm Trooper. Additional funds for the California Nazis were promised at known meetings in the Hilton Hotel, L.A., and the Mayflower Hotel, Washington, D.C.
Robert Mardian, Assistant Attorney General in charge of Internal Security, maintained lists of radicals who would be kidnapped in Florida when the Republican convention was moved there from San Diego. Liddy's and Mardian's open interest in German Nazis indicates that more than election votes from Wallace's campaign was involved in these secret meetings and fundings.
The Nazi Party is involved in the murder of Marcus Foster and the Bay Area violence, with the approval of the Justice Department and military intelligence.
1970-1974 - Californias explosive years of prison violence, conspiracies, entrapments, genocide, segregation, and terrorism
Simultaneous with the murder of leaders on the outside, and genocidal policies becoming law, the California Department of Corrections, working with Attorney General Evelle Younger, began a reign of terror.
1972 - Migration to California; a group to change the prisons?
Robyn Steiner, Russell Little, Emily Harris, William Harris, Angela Atwood and Gary Atwood were to make frequent visits to Vacaville Medical Facility, Men's Colony at San Luis Obispo, San Quentin, Folsom.
The Department of Corrections has letters written by members of the SLA on behalf of Donald DeFreeze. They wanted his early parole from Soledad.
They immediately infiltrated the Black Guerrilla Family, Vietnam Veterans Against the War, Chino Defense Fund, United Farm Workers, Women's organizations, and Los Venceremos.
November, 1972 Thero Wheeler and DeFreeze meet for one month
Thero Wheeler, the silent mystery man, met DeFreeze in Vacaville.
December, 1972 DeFreeze moved from Vacaville to Soledad Prison
March, 1973 The Great Escape: Donald DeFreeze
DeFreeze, assisted by Soledad Prison superintendents, working for the Attorney General's office, walked away. Change of clothing and transportation were waiting for him. One officer who assisted in DeFreeze's escape still works at Soledad. The other now works in Sacramento.
August, 1973 - The Great Escape: Thero Wheeler
Thero Wheeler walked out of Vacaville.
August-October, 1973 Nobody looks for Wheeler and DeFreeze
Two black escapees from California prisons, both "associated" with radical groups, Venceremos and Maoists, were not sought by the law. Wheeler and DeFreeze met at least 20 times during this three-month period. Both were living with women metthrough prison visits; they were easily traceable -- if anyone had been looking for them.
Summer, 1973 DeFreezes "double," Bernard Keaton
A second DeFreeze was trained and prepared to duplicate "Cinque's" presence. In case the psychologically well-programmmed DeFreeze was accidentally picked up in Oakland or Berkeley, Keaton could go to prison for him. Doubles are used in every major conspiracy; it is a standard CIA operating procedure. James Earl Ray and Lee Harvey Oswald each had a double. The FBI loses track of them on purpose.
August 21, 1973 -- SLA Declaration of War
Enter American domestic intelligence warfare.
The SLA "Declaration of War," dated August 21, 1973, was not openly distributed until November 7, 1973, the day after the murder of Dr. Marcus Foster.
August 26, 1973 The Cobra Appears
An Egyptian cobra, "long, mean, ill-tempered, very deadly," was released in Chicago. This symbolic gesture was picked up immediately by the KKK, American Nazi Party and the White Aryan Knights. A signal?
"We hope the cobra has nationalistic tendencies and bites a few kikes. The cobras have niggers beat all to hell so far as danger is concerned. All power to the cobra."
September, 1973 -- February 1974 Race War Begins in the Bay Area
Ex-prisoners, some armed by police, have been trained and allowed to conduct planned "vengeance killings." White men wearing black faces commit murder, and black patsies are encouraged to escalate killings and terrorism. A series of murders in San Francisco area termed "Operation Zebra" by police occurred immediately prior to the Hearst kidnapping on February 4, 1974. They were later to be feebly linked -- and only verbally by Mayor Alioto, to the SLA.
October 2, 1973 - Race War Escalation
Two policemen died in a helicopter crash in Oakland. Somebody wanted blacks blamed for it. The unknown "August 7th Guerrilla Movement" claimed credit for the deaths. Both the coroner and the National Transportation Safety Board stated the deaths were caused by "engine failure." August 7th Guerrilla Movement literature was found at the SLA headquarters. Black-face make-up, for white faces, was also found.
The message claiming "credit" for the policemen's deaths also referred to the "San Quentin Six." Prior to every major political trial in California, provocateurs create violence to associate the defendants with terror on the streets. The trial of the San Quentin Six was almost ready for jury selection. They have been continuous targets of California "law enforcement" authorities. The indictments were later dropped."
October 8, 1973 - The Race War Continues
Murphy Anderson, a black man, and Faith Trumpour, a white woman, were found dead, gangland style, by the side of a highway in Monterey County. A week after their bodies were discovered, the usual pattern of planted evidence occurred. A message from the "August 7th Guerrilla Movement" arrived, taking "credit" for these killings. The message once more mentioned the "San Quentin Six." This is a convenient way of murdering two people, and arousing racist fears at the same time. The cover story was narcotic-related death. Kidnapping involved here. Was it practice for SLA?
October, 1973 - American Nazi Party warns that Dr. Marcus Foster will be assassinated this was two weeks before the murder took place
At a shopping center in San Leandro, close to Oakland, members of the Nazi Party handed out pamphlets warning: "There might be shotgun blasts into the guts of mixmaster principals andsuperintendents."
October, 1973 - Black Cultural Association, Vacaville Medical Facility, Lectures Against Dr. Foster
Director Westbrook and tutor Willie Wolfe spread hate stories about Dr. Foster. Inmates were jubilant weeks later when they learned the educator was dead. But another black leader had been assassinated. Violence is nurtured in the prisons by selected agents.
November 6, 1973: Dr. Marcus Foster assassinated, Oakland
Dr. Foster was black. He was shot with deadly cyanide bullets. His co-worker, Robert Blackburn, is white. He was shot with regular bullets, and survived. The men were close associates, often referred to as "salt and pepper." Both men had moved to California together from Pennsylvania a few years earlier.
"Blacks" were seen by witnesses leaving after the shooting.
Nazis wanted him murdered. Nazis are active in education problems in California.
White men possessing black make-up were later arrested for his murder.
November 7, 1973 Symbionese Liberation Army Communique No. 1
The SLA claimed credit for killing Dr. Foster out of "love for the people." "Death warrants" were issued against other School Board Members.
January 10, 1974 Joseph Remiro and Russell Little, two white men, arrested and charged with the murder of Dr. Foster
Both men deliberately created the condition for their arrest, by driving around in a van for several hours early in the morning in a quiet residential area, a few blocks away from their "safe house" in Concord.
Remiro surrendered four hours after Little was captured; Remiro deliberately wore the weapon that would identify him with the Foster murder.
On the same evening, Nancy Ling Perry set fire to the SLA "safe house" at Sutherland Court. The "Liberated Zone" contained a goldmine of evidence and information that the law enforcement officials could reveal, or conceal, to their advantage. Written plans to kidnap Patricia Hearst were found in the house, three weeks prior to her abduction. Police ignored this information.
November 27, 1973 Murder of a Guard at Tracy Prison
August 7th Guerrilla Movement again took "credit." The murder of this guard would signal escalation of the war against prisoners by the California Department of Corrections. Prisoners were reclassified, packages were limited, visiting days were reduced and further repressions were inaugurated.
85% of all eligible paroles were denied during January and February of 1974. Guards are bringing in weapons, encouraging narcotics traffic, and causing impossible living conditions. The emergence of the SLA, allegedly nurtured within the prison system, would set back any hopes for prison reform.
January 17, 1974 Communique No. 2: The SLA Explains Their "Philosophy"; Nancy Ling Perry, "Fahizah," speaks
"The SLA were 'freedom fighters.'"
"The USA had been overthrown since 1963."
"Their information and intelligence unit was fighting oppression."
"The SLA was made up of blacks, browns, yellow, red and white people. 'We would never wear make-up or disguise ourself by race.'"
When "confronted with oppression, starvation, and the death of their freedom, they will fight." (None of the SLA had ever been confronted by these conditions.)
"The SLA is not the August 7th Guerrilla Movement." (That "group" was never heard from again.)
"The fire in Concord, California, was only to melt fingerprints." (It didn't.)
"Death to the fascist insect that preys upon the life of the people."
February 4, 1974 Patricia Hearst is kidnapped
Two black males and one white female kidnapped Patty Hearst.
Her boyfriend, Steven Weed, was beaten.
This was America's first political kidnapping.
February 7, 1974 Communique No. 3 of the SLA: Patricia is a Prisoner of War
February 12, 1974 Field Marshal General Cinque, Donald DeFreeze, makes his first (taped) public appearance
Cinque explains that Randolph Hearst should set up a food program for the poor.
Patty speaks to her parents and fiance Steven Weed in a taped message: "Mom, Dad, I am OK. I had a few scrapes and stuff, but they washed them up and they're getting OK. I caught a cold, but they gave me some pills. I am in a combat unit that is armed with automatic weapons. There is also a medical team here."
Her voice was drowsy, and she appeared anxious to get home. This was a period of sympathy for Patty, and conditions for her return were being met, she hoped.
Cinque asked for "food of the best quality" to be delivered.
One giveaway of the SLA was the suggestion that the food be distributed from "Safeway or Mayfair" stores. Radicals in California are aware of the boycott of Safeway stores because of Cesar Chavez's strikes relating to non-union lettuce, grapes and wine. It seemed strange for volunteers for the United Farm Workers to ask that Safeway participate in the food giveaway plan.
There were many indications in Communique No. 3 that the SLA was a right-wing conspiracy.
February 12-April 1, 1974 The Great Food Rip-Off
Randolph Hearst spent $2,000,000 on the People In Need Program.
"Best quality" food was to be delivered. That was a clear stipulation of the conditions for returning Patricia Hearst.
Ludlow Kramer, Secretary of State, Washington State, Republican candidate for Congress and former employee of NASA, who helped distribute food during defense industry personnel layoffs, was imported to California to oversee the program.
"Top quality" companies sold Kramer meat with "75% slop" at triple the normal price. Cabbages replaced meat in some bags of food.
Food was thrown at the people. Some threw it back.
Food trucks were hi-jacked.
Conveniently-placed cameras photographed violence at food distribution centers.
Some food was "contaminated."
Randolph Hearst was publicly embarrassed, and forced to apologize. What food companies, allegedly the nation's best major meatpackers, sell contaminated food? Do they usually stock meat with 75% fat content in Washington? Did they throw food at the unemployed in Washington? Were the recipients photographed?
SLA members Remiro and Little, now in San Quentin, called the food "hog feed."
Patty's captors could demonstrate to her that "her father didn't care about her safe return," while Hearst was ripped off and made to look responsible for the violence and the slop. Patty's kidnappers could claim they cared more about her than her own father did.
CIA agent William Buckley wrote with authority, from 3000 miles away, that Cadillacs pulled up for food hand-outs.
$4,000,000 was waiting to feed the poor if Patty would come home safe before May 1st.
April 2, 1974 -- SLA Message: Time and place of Pattys release to be revealed in 72 hours
There was a "pray for Patty" weekend.
Her 20th birthday was spent in captivity.
Romantic roses were delivered with a message promising Patty's return, to the Phoenix, a Bay Area underground newspaper.
Family hopes were high.
APRIL 3, 1974 -- PATTY DECIDES TO JOIN THE SLA
Patricia Hearst was disappointed with the $2-million food distribution program. Her father had "not done everything in his power" to get her back.
The rip-off of Hearst could easily give Patty that impression if most of the news was kept from her except the negative and purposeful manipulation of the food distribution program.
Patty became "Tania," a name she said she chose, but one month later said "was given to her." (The original Tania was an associate of revolutionary leader Che Guevara in Bolivia. Tania and Che were both killed by the CIA working with Bolivian police.)
Her Dad became a "corporate liar."
Nobody worried about Patricia any more.
The SLA didn't keep their word. Hearst acted shocked. He should have known better.
Bad Guy Randolph Hearst, supporter of fascism, militant dictatorships, napalm, Nazis and news censorship, became a sympathetic figure in the manipulated media. From that point on, it didn't matter whether Patricia was found alive or dead.
We had been taken through a series of episodes along with the Hearst family, anxiously awaiting Patty's safe return. After April 3rd, things went from bad to worse.
The SLA issued "death warrants" for Colston Westbrook, Chris Thompson and Robyn Steiner, who were termed FBI and CIA informers.
Patty said, on tape, "I am not brainwashed, drugged, tortured or hypnotized in any way."
April 15, 1974 Patty stages a bank robbery; makes the "Ten Most Wanted" list
Four alleged members of the S LA posed for 1200 pictures at the bank. They didn't shoot at the cameras.
"My comrades and I have expropriated $10,660.20 from the Sunset Branch of the Hibernia Bank. Casualties could have been avoided had the persons involved kept out of the way and cooperated with the people's forces until after our departure," said Patty on a new tape cassette.
Arrest warrants were issued.
FBI posters went up across the country.
Patty, gun in hand, made the cover of Time and Newsweek.
Her good father was a "liar." Bad daughter was a bank robber.
Get the picture? Patty was toughing it out. What a revolution!
May 2, 1974 Patty living in filth; "Tania" and graffiti on the walls
An empty apartment was found. What next? Cockroaches were coming down the walls.
Chemicals in the tub. "Tania" was obviously here; it said so on the walls!
No fingerprints to prove Patty Hearst lived there.
A downstairs neighbor heard "money clicking on the floors."
May 1, 1974 Ricky Delgado (an Alias) purchases a van to transport the SLA to Los Angeles
One of three vans was bought for $1800 cash. A non-existent address -- a parking lot on Fillmore St. -- and false name were given for identification. A black man, with a woman and child, left their green car behind and drove away in the van. They were never sought or seen again. (Did anyone track down the green car?)
May 1, 1974 SLA moves to Los Angeles
Christine Johnson, a resident of the house on 54th Street that burned down two weeks later, had come to the Bay Area and met with the SLA before their migration South. Their plans had been made in advance.
Question: How could she find them so easily, when the FBI and San Francisco police were looking for them with added forces?
May 16, 1974 Shoot-out at Mels Sporting Goods Store, Inglewood
William Harris allegedly stuffed a pair of socks up his sleeve.
Employee Tony Shepard, a police science major, just happened to have his handcuffs with him, and handcuffed William Harris on one wrist.
An altercation occurred outside the building in full view of Patty.
The Los Angeles scene was staged -- to prove Patty was capable of firing an automatic weapon.
Nobody saw Patty fire the weapon.
William Harris dropped a gun registered in Emily Harris' name, announcing that the SLA was in town.
The red and white van was unnecessarily abandoned, conveniently leaving the SLA's address on 834 West 84th Street.
Emily, William and Patty took a two-block ride in a Pontiac. That car broke down, so they took a Chevrolet.
The Chevrolet got them to Tom Mathews' house. They borrowed his van for the next twelve hours, and took Tom along for the ride. William Harris introduced "Tania" to Tom Mathews, and "Tania" told Tom the whole story about what an enthusiastic member of the SLA she was. Then they all went to a drive-in movie, and saw The New Centurions.
Tom Mathews' account of that 12 hour "kidnapping" gave the D.A. the excuse they needed to file 19 charges against Patty Hearst by the next Monday morning.
May 17, 1974 State of Siege; Public Cremation; Patty Observes
6:00 a.m.: Tom Mathews is allowed to drive away in his van, leaving Emily, Patty and William on foot in the Hollywood Hills.
6:00 a.m.: An assault task force of police, FBI and U.S. Treasury Agents surround the house on West 84th Street. At 9 a.m., ten cannisters of tear gas are fired into the house. Minutes later, members of the LAPD Special Weapons and Tactics Team (SWAT) charged the house. Nobody was inside. There was a two-hour wait before they attacked the empty residence.
8:00 a.m.: The three SLA members -- Emily, William, Patty -- turn up in Griffith Park and drive off in a Lincoln Continental. Two women with a gun say, "We need your car for a couple of hours." Frank Sutter obligingly gives them $250.
9:00 a.m.: Donald DeFreeze and an unidentified black man look at a vacant apartment on 54th St. with the idea of renting it.
The house at 1466 East 54th Street was filled with activity.
On Thursday night there was wine and grass, guests, traffic in and out, weapons delivered and packed under the floor boards, and food brought in on request.
The SLA was trying to recruit new members for their army.
11:00 a.m.: One black man left, saying he would be back with transportation.
Police are gathering in the streets.
3:30 p.m.: Two black men depart, taking Patricia Hearst with them. Where are the Harrises? One whispers into DeFreeze's ear.
5:00 p.m.: One black man departs from the front door, just before the shooting.
5:00 p.m.: Lawmen, who claim they used a bullhorn that nobody heard, said, "Come out with your hands up. The house is surrounded." Five minutes elapsed between the first and second warnings. Why not two hours this time?
Two minutes later, a policeman fired a tear gas shell into the house. Heavy gunfire followed. Incendiary bombs were thrown into the house by the FBI. The house went up in flames.
A fire chief who wanted to go in and put out the flames was threatened with arrest by an FBI man if he crossed the police line.
By 6:45 p.m. the fire had burned the house to the ground.
Donald DeFreeze, Nancy Ling Perry, William Wolfe, Patricia Soltysik, Angela Atwood and Camilla Hall were burned beyond recognition.
Patty Hearst witnessed the cremation of her friends from a nearby apartment.
Sadism and cruelty were employed in every carefully staged scene of this dreadful conspiracy.
May 19, 1974 Patty Hearst in Hollywood, assaulting Mrs. Alcala
Anita Alcala, manager of an apartment house, turned down an offer of $500 rental for one night. Two black men and "Patty Hearst" said they needed a room. "Do you want to die?" asked Patty (with blue eyes this time). One of the men stepped forward and slashed at Mrs. Alcala's dress. The housedress was cut at least six inches. The picture of the dress resembled LBJ showing his scar following surgery. This unverified episode, with descriptions that didn't match Patty, could give her life in prison if she is found alive.
May 19, 1974 "Only Three SLA Members Left: Emily and William Harris, and Patty Hearst"
Stage one of the SLA was over. Randolph Hearst assumed his daughter could now "vanish."
The scenario included murder, kidnapping, bank robbery and cremation.
Now the hunt begins. The word "terrorist" has become as American as apple pie.
IV: Why Was the SLA Created?
(Motives and Goals; How the Goals are Being Met;
Suggestions for Investigating and Controlling Intelligence Operations)
1. Create Widespread Fear of Kidnapping and Suspicion of Terrorist Organizations
The CIA uses kidnapping both as a diversion from their other activities, and to escalate public fear.
The kidnapping of Frank Sinatra, Jr., immediately after the John Kennedy assassination, diverted news and attention from political events. Jack Zangetty, the man who exposed this kidnapping and other matters about the JFK-Oswald murders, was found dead two weeks after he revealed a few facts.
Kidnapping scares are all around us now.
"Lethal postcards," bombings of oil company offices, chemical poisoning and threats of "radical" terrorism will escalate.
The protection industry is growing rapidly.
Uncertainties and fears will escalate as well. When citizens are led to believe their lives are in danger, they support more police weapons and harsher laws.
Every kidnapping since February 4, 1974, should be carefully investigated. The kidnappings may be real, but the circumstances surrounding them are questionable. Some are obvious hoaxes. The kidnappers, their funding, secrecy, protection and concealment by the FBI and police, should be exposed. The kidnappings and bomb scares make the headlines. The half-hearted, superficial "investigations" and lack of convictions go unnoticed.
The Secret Service, for the first time in U.S. history, presented an award outside the United States. It is no surprise this was delivered to Inspector James Beaten, the man who was wounded March 30 when Ian Ball was supposed to "kidnap" Princess Anne.
Was there any relationship between this altercation and the earlier abduction of Patricia Hearst? The Secret Service knows the answer. Were they acting accordingly, apologizing for a near victim in a provocateur-inspired event?
2. Link U.S. Terrorists to International Guerrilla Groups
If there were international links to radical movements in the U.S., military intelligence encouraged this interaction.
They need to prove Communism is coming to America.
Many police agents would welcome the arrival of a police state. They are creating the "necessity" to crack down on workers, the unemployed and the hungry.
International money is donated to right wing radical groups. The CIA can also send unlimited funds abroad, to be sent back here through "radical" connections.
Instead of working to improve the quality of life in the United States, Roy Ash of the Office of Management Budget works to reduce both opportunities and hope. When people become radicalized as a result, the finger will be pointed at "communists" and "international influences" -- as though intolerable domestic conditions were not enough cause.
Rather than face the realistic challenge, the usual pattern is to blame outside forces for unrest. If all the hungry and oppressed people in the world were to band together, it would not necessarily be a conspiracy. It would be caused by a common knowledge of who is depriving them of life.
3. Discredit Communes
Why did a Supreme Court ruling recently come down against communes?
Why have intelligence agencies backed up Rand Corporation studies and tried to smear communal living?
Economics is always behind these acts and laws.
By the media's association of the SLA with communal living, with its constant references to the communal "Peking House," the suggestion is planted that group housing breeds violence.
Communes are bad for business. Twelve people living together can get along with one dishwasher, instead of six. Many young people have left their empty, sterile "nuclear family" homes and created a new kind of extended family which provides them with friendship and support. This is seen as a threat to the status quo, with its inbred isolation and suspicion.
The Sharon Tate-La Bianca massacres were the first organized assault by the military upon the hippie generation. The SLA is part of that pattern.
4. Escalate Domestic Fear of Mao Tse Tung, Brainwashing and Communist-Style Indoctrination
Books by Chairman Mao were given to DeFreeze and the BCA.
The "Peking House" commune diverted attention from the way clandestine agents were actually meeting. People living in the commune would be linked to Communism by the presence of a few books about China.
"Symbionese," like "Viet Cong," is an army-coined name and policy.
"Criticism and self-criticism," words mouthed by Joseph Remiro while in prison, would be linked to brainwashing techniques of the Orient.
"Leninism-Marxism-Stalinism" are the whipping boys of the radical right. The d'etente does not exist for them.
Gunnell's Chinese food stand suggests Asian infiltration in Gunnell's house of spies. Every association of the SLA with China, no matter how weak, forced or trivial, was exaggerated by the media.
The Minimanual from Brazil was used to add to the suspicion of Maoist influence over the SLA.
With this scanty ammunition, the Sacramento hearings on Civil Disorder and the Washington Internal Security Committee stepped up the communism scare.
The best solution to this massive propaganda effort is to look very closely at the so-called "experts" now writing articles and appearing on radio and TV talk shows. They are frequently connected to CIA-front organizations. Check their occupations, their military service, credentials and funding, and expose them for what they are: packagers of scare tactics and government propaganda.
5. Drum Up Support for the UCLA Center for the Study and Reduction of Violence
The proposed UCLA Center to find causes of violence, and the Behavior Research Center in Butner, North Carolina, are the two potentially most dangerous institutions planned or in operation in the U.S. today.
Massive funding from the Federal government, NASA and intelligence agencies will escalate the transformation of human beings into zombies.
Nazi doctors and well-trained American psychiatrists are already using electrode implants, transponders, powerful drugs and similar devices on prisoners.
Many of the current rash of "senseless killings," "massacres" and "zombie type murders" are committed by individuals who have been in Army hospitals, mental hospitals or prison hospitals, where their heads have been literally taken over surgically to create terror in the community.
Sirhan Sirhan was hypnotized to forget the persons who associated with and controlled him before he became the patsy in the Robert Kennedy murder. There is now a contract out to murder him in prison before the facts can be uncovered.
The solution to these charges is not to shake your head and say, "impossible." Ask prison inmates. They know it is true.
Study the medical and military and prison history of every alleged murderer during the past five years. Investigate every hospital and every psychiatrist who treated them.
A good starting point would be the case of Lawrence Kwong, who was programmed to murder a KGO radio broadcaster and then to kill himself, in September, 1973, in San Francisco.
The day after the Marine-trained SWAT team of the LAPD murdered six SLA members in Los Angeles, the L.A. Times printed a letter to the editor. Somebody, disguised as a concerned citizen, begged UCLA to start "finding the cause of violence." Letters to the editor are common CIA public relations plants to influence public opinion. Police did the killings, but they won't be studied. The victims of violence all their lives will be studied instead.
6. Discredit the Poor; Rehearse for Massive Food Handouts; Hand Out Contaminated Food
The food hand-outs ordered by the SLA could serve several purposes.
The poor were ridiculed, provoked to violence, and made to appear ungrateful. Cameras were on hand to photograph violence on the first day of the food distribution.
Even worse than the image of violence and greed projected on the poor, was the possibility that they were being poisoned.
John F. Kennedy was outraged in 1962 when the CIA used chemical poisons to contaminate the sugar crop sent from Cuba to the USSR. He said, "This could be the beginning of chemical espionage."
Controls over CIA activities died with John Kennedy. More sophisticated chemicals have been developed since then.
At the same time the "feed the poor" program was going on in California, it was revealed that five giant chicken farmers in Mississippi had 22 million poisoned chickens. The birds had been fed chicken feed "mysteriously" contaminated with Dieldrin, a deadly insecticide that can cause cancer. Some of those poisoned chickens had already been sent to school lunch programs for needy children in Detroit and Chicago.
The five chicken growers asked $10 million from Congress as compensation for killing the remaining chickens. The New York Times suggested the high payment was in exchange for anti-impeachment votes from five Southern senators.
Lost in the controversy was the question: Were people being handed poisoned food?
A solution is to give annual check-ups to all the people in Detroit, Chicago and the San Francisco Bay Area who received this "free food." Governor Ronald Reagan publicly hoped that the recipients of the Hearst food give-away program would suffer from an "epidemic of botulism." In future years, will the people who ate this food suffer from an epidemic of cancer? Time will tell.
7. Creation of the SLA Was Intended to Halt Prison Reform Movements
Prison conspiracies are directly related to national conspiracies.
Many political leaders have spent years in prison -- the price they paid for understanding the causes of slavery and oppression.
Potential leaders are nurtured inside the prison system.
When the national policy-makers sent down orders to destroy future black political leaders, violent assaults began taking place inside the prisons, as well as on the streets.
With the determination to transform prisoners into helpless, will-less zombies, the fewer living witnesses, the better.
If prison interviews and prison visitors are carefully controlled, the truth can never be told. That is why selected CIA and police agents were allowed to form the Black Cultural Association inside Vacaville Medical Facility.
Every legitimate prison study group is infiltrated by "the Man," by CIA informers and agents.
Prisoners are turned into informers against each other by the California Department of Corrections, the FBI and CIA. All politically aware inmates must struggle for survival on a day-to-day basis.
The solution is to demand that objective ombudsmen have free access to investigate prison conditions and to keep the public aware of what is happening inside the prison walls. The taxpayer provides the money to maintain these institutions. But prison authorities attack the society that supports them. Many prisoners have been offered parole or freedom by prison guards in return for murdering selected political prisoners, or targets outside the prison walls.
It is the prison system that is bringing violence into the streets, not the prisoners themselves.
The recent Nixon appointed Supreme Court ruling that news media may not interview specific prisoners is to exclude the public from what is taking place away from our sight.
To make sure that prisoners are not coerced surgically into committing violent crimes, the medical records of every inmate should be available to a doctor of his choice. These records should also be available for inspection by independent doctors chosen by the prisoner's lawyer or objective investigative teams.
8. Escalation of the Race War
SLA members kept black make-up for murders and violence. Why did Blacks get the credit for crimes they didn't do?
Were "Zebra" murders in San Francisco, preceeding the Hearst kidnapping, conducted by many white men with black faces?
"Hit lists" of Black Panthers and civil rights leaders among SLA possessions prove there is a determination to kill black leaders across the country.
The cover story is that "black militants want to kill false black leaders." But it is not the blacks who want their leaders dead; it is right-wing conspirators who wish to destroy black leadership.
The Nazi Party, KKK, States Rights Party and Minutemen seek a race war.
Howard Hughes, ITT and other equally racist conglomerates send orders down the chain of command. Republican leaders, including the Attorney General, assure the assassins that they will never be discovered or prosecuted.
The White House and the National Security Council worked with these extremist groups in the assassinations of John Kennedy, Robert Kennedy and Martin Luther King.
They are also behind the Symbionese Liberation Army.
It is one thing to hate blacks and want a race war. It is quite another thing to receive funding and legal protection from the White House to promote genocide.
The stopping of black males in San Francisco during the recent hunt for the "Zebra" killers could lead to future card identifications and apartheid. The "Zebra" murders and Hearst kidnapping were synchronized and timed in an exact order.
The solution is to investigate and prosecute the first-level agents. Make sure they are sentenced to life in prison for their crimes. When they are convicted, like the persons who were involved with the murder of labor leader Joseph Yablonski, they will reveal who paid for the murders; then the masterminds can be prosecuted.
9. SLA Links Would Discredit All Radical Movements and Groups, and Tend to Identify Them With Acts of Violence
During the '60s, agents infiltrated the anti-war movement. They also broke up rock concerts that were not "political."
Twenty-eight or more Black Panthers were murdered.
Students were shot by National Guardsmen and local police, who were following orders. The murderers were legally protected by Grand Juries and the Justice Department.
SLA members infiltrated radical groups that are targets of the Attorney General and the FBI. These target groups include the United Farm Workers, the Women's Movement, the prisons' Black Guerrilla Family, Venceremos, Vietnam Veterans Against the War, Winter Soldiers Organization and Chino Defense Fund.
The leadership of a wide variety of organizations -- the Indian Movement, Gay Liberation, Nairobi College in East Palo Alto, Glide Memorial Church, the Black Teachers Caucus, the National Welfare Rights Organization, Third World Women's Alliance, United Prisoners Union -- were all named by the SLA. In effect, they were targeted.
FM radio stations, the underground press and people's news services were specifically asked to observe and participate in the food distribution programs, and to relay messages. They will feel repression soon.
The same "Gesture of Good Faith" communique that identified radical groups as the SLA's "instructors" also named Safeway and Mayfair as possible food distribution centers. Would reform workers with the United Farm Workers make the UFW's arch-enemy, Safeway, the headquarters for a "free food program"?
Every communique sent out by the SLA revealed that this was an intelligence operation. The communique's also listed the groups targeted for the most infiltration and hassling during the coming year.
Roadblocks have been set up to stop and search hippies across the country. Ten thousand young people were stopped and searched in the three weeks following the shoot-out in Los Angeles.
SLA sightings, like UFO's, can continue indefinitely. The Harrises can keep Patty in a CIA safe-house for the summer, grooming her for her next hair-raising escapade, while long-haired males and females with hair, eyes and skin of all colors are stopped, searched, questioned, hassled and busted.
10. Increase Public and Private Security Guards and Police Forces
On February 22, 1974, private security forces protected golfers at the Jackie Gleason Classic Tournament as a reaction to the recent wave of kidnappings.
Some typical news headlines:
EXECUTIVES RUSH FOR PROTECTION, KIDNAP SCARE;
THE BODYGUARD BUSINESS IS BOOMING;
COLLEGES STEP UP CAMPUS SECURITY;
BODYGUARDS ORDERED FOR LEGISLATORS;
FIRMS BUYING KIDNAP INSURANCE;
MRS. CLARK GABLE TELLS HOW HER SON WAS ALMOST KIDNAPPED (fourteen years ago);
ONASSIS FAMILY INCREASES SECURITY.
After Patty Hearst's kidnap, and a few other kidnappings, the media escalated the hysteria and created whole new industries.
There is profit in creating kidnap scares. There is also profit in offering "protection."
11. You Too Can Become an Informer: Watch For Patty; Turn the SLA In
The FBI was pictured as inept in the Hearst kidnapping. They asked us to help them find the SLA. That's not the way they did it on the old Jack Webb TV show.
Doctors were officially requested to notify the FBI if any of their patients fit the medical descriptions of SLA members.
Neighbors were asked to sharpen their eyes, play detective and report any of their neighbors living in groups who might be the SLA. Some "suspicious" signs would be that the group would be quiet, inconspicuous and inoffensive. How suspicious can you get? We were supposed to get involved with the numerous reported SLA sightings, just as the Nazis noisily hunted the Jews from people's homes in Germany.
The policies initiated in this domestic warfare are far more dangerous to our society than the six SLA members cremated in Los Angeles.
12. Instigate New Laws and Harsh Legislation Against Kidnapping
Kidnapping is a terrifying experience. It can't be justified.
Starvation and unemployment are also terrifying to people with no opportunity to provide for their basic needs.
Punishment with laws, isolated dungeons and more prisons will not solve social and economic problems, such as tremendous inequalities in the distribution of wealth.
Kidnapping laws will not serve as effective controls, any more than death penalty laws have served to prevent murders.
Corporations want to protect their employees, and heads of firms want to protect their lives. Lawmakers oblige.
Because of the CIA-SLA, new laws will be passed. It is a pitiful commentary on how inadequate our solutions are to the obvious problems all around us.
13. Christ and Christians vs. Radicals and Terrorists
Christianity, the family and God are fighting for survival today. Social change and radical politics are always associated with the Anti-Christ.
Colston Westbrook received his CIA training at the Inter-Christian University in Tokyo. Wes Davis, the authority on Communism and the evils of Asian Anti-Christ politics, is linked to World Humanity Against Totalitarianism -- a Christian organization that could be another CIA front.
Senator J. Harmer, candidate for Lt. Governor in California, described the SLA terrorists as "directed in their scheme against the will of God and the plan of Christ for the salvation of mankind."
CIA agent William Buckley criticized Randolph Hearst's attempts to communicate with the terrorists. He felt that Patty should be sacrificed "in the name of Christ," rather than placate those Commies.
The Nazi Party from Germany emerged openly in Chile after Allende was murdered. They blamed Jews for the radical politics in Chile. Obvious economic inequalities in Chile are ignored.
The Nazi Party is visibly rampant in the San Francisco Bay Area. They were involved in the Foster murder.
Several Nazi Party members work for the San Francisco Police Department. One keeps his Nazi uniform stored in a police locker between meetings.
Following the scare tactics of kidnappings and bombings by police provocateurs, radical right-wing Christians will emerge to compare this violence to the Godlessness of the Russians and Chinese. The bad guys will be labeled "Anti-Christ," and the good guys will be "Christians."
14. Discredit the FBI, and Make Military Intelligence Agencies and the CIA Seem Necessary for Routine Police end Investigative Work
The FBI began to be publicly embarrassed and exposed during the last few years before J. Edgar Hoover died.
The reason the FBI was made to appear so inept in the Hearst kidnapping is that the CIA and military intelligence agents wanted them to appear lost and bumbling.
When the SLA was lured to Los Angeles, they were murdered by the Marine-trained SWAT team. The FBI contributed the incendiary bombs that set the house on fire, but the "weakness" of the FBI provides the CIA with an excuse for domestic police support.
The Tom Charles Huston plan revealed how the military and intelligence would work with local police departments. For all practical purposes, the FBI is now combined with U.S. intelligence networks.
15. Set Up Martial Law and a Police State: Keep Power in the Hands of the Military and Intelligence Agents
Provisions will always be available to cancel any future elections or to rig national-elections. The selection of candidates for 1972 was manipulated; 1968 required a murder to eliminate a candidate.
Watergate Hearings by the Senate and Special Prosecutor Leon Jaworski were not about to expose the depth of political corruption or the CIA-military hold over the White House and themselves.
The military controls the clandestine agents, political assassins and potential kidnappers necessary to escalate violence.
Massive uses of nerve gas or other planned tragedies can occur, disguised as natural catastrophies.
Vice-President Gerald Ford's moving into the Navy compound, Admiral Ford, is consistent with a military takeover. Ford was a Secret Team member of the Warren Commission. This is a visible reminder of our monarchy, his enclosure surrounded by Navy Intelligence.
CIA Director Colby helped rig elections in Vietnam. He did well with these tricks while he was away. Imagine how much easier it will be to deceive with his talents as Chief of all U.S. Intelligence
V. The Tell-Tale Revolutionaries: ConspicuousBanditos or Provocateurs?
Were documents planted in specific SLA safe-houses for political use?
Why did California Senator John Harmer and U.S. Attorney General William Saxbe use the flimsy SLA evidence for red scare tactics?
We are becoming aware that the CIA faked and planted the "diaries" of Lee Harvey Oswald, Sirhan Sirhan and Arthur Bremer. The same methods of falsifying evidence to back up a conspiracy cover story were used with the SLA.
William Saxbe referred to the Minimanual of the Urban Guerrilla by Carlos Marighela, saying the "food program and the Hearst kidnapping came right out of the book." He intimated that this document proved the SLA was part of an international terrorist group.
"When you think that the Symbionese and others are taking this right out of some Maoist doctrinal textbooks on how to operate in terrorism and other forms of civil disturbance, you realize it is not just a coincidental thing. There is evidence of a worldwide conspiracy, but it cannot be discussed further."
-- Attorney General William Saxbe
Marighela, a Brazilian revolutionary, published the book, which is popular in Latin America, Asia and Africa. He was killed by the Brazilian police in 1969.
Every important suggestion about urban guerrilla warfare which was quoted by the newspapers to "prove" that the SLA had followed this manual, was in fact totally ignored by the SLA. Indeed, if they had followed the book, they might still be alive today. It is hard to say what rules, if any, the SLA did follow, but one thing is certain: they did not go by the Marighela manual.
The book served only one purpose, identical to the planted diaries: it supplied the match for the political fires of lawmakers and politicians. It served as false "evidence" to prove a lie.
To give only one of many examples: One suggestion of the Minimanual was, "Never leave a track or trail."
Why then, did the SLA leave not one, but three safehouses full of incriminating evidence?
Why did Russell Little allow himself to be arrested on Januar 10, 1974, and to be indicted for the murder of Dr. Marcus Foster?
And why did Joseph Remiro surrender to police four hours later, wearing one of the murder weapons? He had spent the last four hours inside the SLA safe house, two blocks away, discussing the situation with his SLA comrades. It was decided to "sacrifice" Remiro -- but why did he surrender wearing evidence that linked him to the Foster murder? His comrades could have thrown the gun away for him.
Why were Remiro and Little placed immediately, upon their arrest, on Death Row in San Quentin -- without a trial? How many other persons receive this special treatment?
Were they placed inside the prison to link the SLA to "new recruits" and to give the impression that the "army" numbered more than nine persons?
In March, 1974, a prisoner in Soledad was offered a chance to "escape" by three prison officials if he would "join the SLA army." How did the police and prison personnel know where the SLA was? Why would they want to "help" them recruit more troops -- except to link the terrorists later on with prison escapees?
The house at 1560 Sutherland,Court, Concord, the SLA hideout and "liberated zone," was rented by Nancy Ling Perry and Russell Little, alias Nancy and George DeVoto. Concord police did not associate the name DeVoto with the SLA when Little and Remiro were arrested.
Why didn't Nancy and her male companion, who had a van and Willie Wolfe's car, and all the time they needed, remove the incriminating evidence from the house when they decided to vacate the premises? They could have quietly loaded up their vehicles and quietly driven off.
Instead, Nancy lit a fire in the house and split hours after Remiro and Little had been arrested.
The sight of the flames aroused the neighbors and brought the police. The fire was quickly extinguished, and the police were left with a treasure trove containing the SLA's weapons, ammunition, posters, revolutionary documents, blackface make-up, gas masks, maps, typewriters, cyanide bullets and communiques.
The police found lists of prison officials and their wives and families who were marked for assassination. Records indicate that the FBI immediately placed these people under protective watch. The Sacramento authorities immediately rushed through provisions for prison guards' families.
The California Senate Hearings immediately received information about the SLA and its involvement with California prisoners, and Senator Harmer immediately began talking up the kidnapping scare at Mormon lunches. SLA death warrants for executives of California industries were also duly noted.
But the police said not a word about the names of the SLA members, who could have been arrested and locked up 24 days before Patty Hearst was kidnapped. And for almost three months, they did not reveal that they had found notes about "Patty Campbell Hearst, Ambush, Art student," and other information hinting that she might be kidnapped. And they did not warn the Hearsts, either.
The information found in the Concord safe-house was used to link a rash of scare kidnappings around the country to the fictitious SLA.
An apartment at 627 15th Street in Oakland, was another SLA safe-house. This one was termed by the police the SLA "intelligence information headquarters."
William Harris rented that apartment on December 15, 1973, one month after Dr. Foster was murdered. He and Emily lived in a lush, comfortable apartment nearby.
What purpose did this "intelligence information headquarters" serve? Nobody lived there. It was hardly used, except by Harris, who carefully stocked it with more "incriminating evidence."
Police "stumbled" on this location several weeks after Patty Hearst was kidnapped.
At the time, Emily and William Harris were not suspects in either the Foster murder or the Hearst kidnapping. They had several weeks to vacate this totally useless apartment of books and weapons before the police "found" it.
Inside the apartment was the famous Minimanual of the Urban Guerrilla Warfare that Saxbe would quote. Right wing extremists quickly picked up the line, and booklets were printed and sold over the air: "HOW TO PREVENT YOUR CHILD FROM BEING RECRUITED BY RADICALS"; "WHY TERRORISTS BEHAVE AS THEY DO"; and "HOW OUR PRISON GROUNDS ARE BECOMING BREEDING GROUNDS FOR REVOLUTION" were written and published by W. S. McBirnie, the same author who hurriedly wrote, "A COMMUNIST KILLED OUR PRESIDENT," a decade earlier.
Specific planted evidence is seized upon, and is dispatched by the wire services as proof of a large conspiracy. In the same apartment was William Harris's U.S. Army Manual from Pennsylvania. The official explanation for this book being on the premises was that it had been "stolen." There was more reason to believe the SLA followed that army manual than the Brazilian book.
Colston Westbrook served the military for seven years before heading a group that would become the SLA. Westbrook and Willie Wolfe were natives of Pennsylvania. Dr. Marcus Foster and Robert Blackburn also resided there before they were targets for an assault. Russell Little visited Pennsylvania in the vicinity of Dr. Foster on his way to California.
The Pennsylvania army manual for terrorism is important, but passed off as if it were picked from some shelf and served no purpose. No one mentioned the possible influence of U.S. military intelligence directing the SLA.
The apartment at 1827 Golden Gate Avenue in San Francisco was another CIA-SLA safe house. It was the third dwelling abandoned by the SLA which contained carefully selected "incriminating evidence."
In each instance, the SLA had plenty of time to remove everything from the premises. Authorities did not know about these locations, and were not close to finding their inhabitants. Yet the Golden Gate apartment contained enough clothing and other objects to fill four FBI vans. They even left a bicycle.
Tania, Patria o Muerte, Venceremos, a 7-headed cobra and other quaint graffiti were painted on the walls.
There were cockroaches, dirty female underwear, empty wine bottles, wigs and stale bread. The SLA left a tub full of chemicals, and insulting notes to the police. Marighela, the tracks-coverer, would have turned over in his grave.
Patty Hearst and other SLA members supposedly lived in this apartment from mid-March until May 1, 1974. The, famous kidnap victim had already gone through agonizing transitions, from pleading with her parents to do everything for her safe return, to turning against her father, family, and fiance, and finally to becoming a bank robber with an automatic weapon tucked under one arm. The next stage of shock -- the utter filth and disarray found in the SLA safe-house -- would graphically illustrate her social and psychological degradation.
The apartment was only 14 blocks from the FBI office. It even had a telephone.
Photographs taken at the bank robbery were published conspicuously in every newspaper and magazine -- yet none of their neighbors paid the slightest heed to the nine oddly-assorted "new tenants."
The Golden Gate apartment was meant to horrify us, as well as to hasten Patty's "conversion" to the SLA.
In each case, the SLA had ample time to remove and destroy the evidence, instead, the provocateurs left plenty of propaganda: their kidnapping lists, Minimanual, and their bug-infested garbage. The police and the FBI would use it all to feed the anxious news media with more of the same diet of lies we have been fed for the last ten years.
Filth and the Minimanual did exist. They were used to illustrate selective examples of political propaganda. Evidence of military intelligence to support conspiracies is ignored.
VI. Tactical Support
The SLA received many kinds of tactical support. Unnamed and unsought agents provided housing, transportation, weapons, supplies, food, rented cars and information about the Hibernia Bank.
If this had been a genuine terrorist group, rather than a police-intelligence operation, there would be many more arrests and more searches for specific people.
Compare the treatment of supporters of Black Panthers, Muslims, Black Liberation or members of Venceremos. Morton Newman got five years in jail for simply acting as a lookout against police after Ronald Beaty escaped from Chino.
Christine Johnson met the SLA members on an earlier trip to San Francisco. She was expecting them when they arrived at the death house on 54th Street, in Los Angeles, late Thursday night, May 16, in two vans. She is not charged with any crime.
Florence Lishey, owner of the burnt-out house in which Christine had sheltered the SLA, has just received an advance payment from the City of Los Angeles.
"God bless His Honor, the Mayor, the City Attorney, bless them all," she said, waving a check for $489. She had been promised another $80,000 to follow soon.
Three SLA "safe houses" were left filled with incriminating and provocative evidence. But there were other safe houses that we are not supposed to ask about or discover.
Many so-called "blunders" by police and the FBI we're really examples of police collusion. But some visible evidence of tactical support can't be written off as "errors."
Two SLA members are in prison. Six more have been cremated. The FBI and police are looking for "the last three": Emily and William Harris, and Patty Hearst. But how do they explain the tactical support the "last of the SLA" are receiving now, and received in the past? It's simple; they just don't mention it.
1. Safe House at 1476 7th Avenue, Oakland
This apartment was the staging area for the murder of Dr. Foster.
Early in October, Joseph Remiro rented a top-floor apartment, one of 14 units. The building was within walking distance (6/ 10 of a mile) from the Oakland School District Building where Foster was murdered and Robert Blackburn was shot.
Clayton Mosely, manager of the building, is a private security guard. According to Mosely, six members of the SLA used the apartment from October 1 until the end of November.
Emily Harris, alias Anna Lindenberg, obtained a driver's license on September 26, 1973, using this address. William Harris, alias Jonathan Mark Salamone, also gave out this address on September 26, 1973. How far in advance did the Harrises know this safe house would be available for them?
No one in the 13 other units, including manager Mosely, knew the six SLA members had moved out.
"No one actually lived in the apartment at all, but several people came and went at all hours," said Mosely. He added, "This group of young people didn't seem like the others here."
On December 6, 1973, when the rent was due, Mosely "discovered" no one was living in the apartment.
Where were the police and the manager after the Foster murder, five blocks away? A safe-house is exactly what is implied in the name: safe from discovery.
2. Safe House From January 10 to Mid-March, 1974
The SLA went underground after the January 10 arrest of Remiro and Little. They gave up their apartments, jobs, and outside contacts.
There was enough evidence in the abandoned house on Sutherland Court, in Concord, to identify Gary Atwood, William Harris, Nancy Ling Perry, Patricia Soltysik and William Wolfe. Why weren't they found? Where did they live after January 10?
Who arranged for the "combat headquarters" where Patty Hearst was taken on February 4, after her kidnapping? Who rented it, and when did they give it up?
If the SLA moved to the Golden Gate Avenue apartment in San Francisco in mid-March, where did they live from January 10 until then?
Is the rent on that safe house still being paid? And if so, by whom? Would the Venceremos get that kind of protection if they had murdered one man, shot another and kidnapped Patty Hearst?
3. Two black men and a third person, a small man or possibly a woman, participated in the ambush that killed Dr. Marcus Foster and wounded Robert Blackburn
Who was this third person? Some news accounts speculate that it was Nancy Ling Perry. Other news stories describe the third person as Oriental, and possibly female.
Why has no effort been made to identify or locate the third party?
An Oriental woman was picked up and questioned by police on the day of the murder. She had weapons in her car.
Could this woman have been Jean Chan, Dave Gunnell's friend and a tutor at the BCA in Vacaville?
4. Two black men and a white woman kidnapped Patricia Hearst. If Cinque was one of them, who was the second black man?
Thero Wheeler, an escapee from Vacaville Medical Facility, was named as a suspect in the Hearst kidnapping.
The authorities say only three SLA members are still at large: the Harrises, and Patty Hearst. Why are they ignoring the second man who allegedly assaulted Steven Weed and kidnapped Patty Hearst?
Will a yet-unnamed police provocateur testify before the Grand Jury, receiving immunity when he surfaces?
5. Telephone service for the SLA: Who put it in? Who took it out?
Lola Evans, partially blind, listened to the noises of the SLA who lived in the apartment upstairs on Golden Gate Avenue in San Francisco. She said they made a lot of phone calls. We all know the telephone company has records of every phone call; who did the SLA call?
Telephone company employees could have recognized the faces of SLA members, following the well-publicized bank robbery pictures and massive search for the SLA.
Between the time the SLA rented the apartment in mid-March, and the time the FBI arrived, the apartment house got a new manager, who conveniently had no knowledge of who had rented the apartment. Why the change in managers?
And how did the SLA manage to stumble on a location with a blind lady living below them, and no other witnesses?
6. Who Rented the Two Green Cars Used for the Hibernia Bank Robbery?
Two rented cars, used by the SLA, were abandoned nine blocks from the FBI offices.
Who rented them to, or for, the SLA?
Car rentals require the presentation of a valid driver's license, and handwriting, and possibly fingerprints on an application form. Some employee, somewhere, might remember a face.
7. Why the confusion and contradiction regarding when the getaway cars were found after the bank robbery?
Some reports stated the two green cars were found one day after the robbery; other reports say it was three days later. Which was it?
Three days later, police in Monterey, California were still searching for the two green cars. If they had already been located, why were police still searching 100 miles south of San Francisco?
8. Familiarity with the San Francisco Hibernia Bank
James Smith, the bank manager, said he watched the SLA robbery from a spyhole in his upstairs office.
"It was done in such a precision-like manner," he said. "They seemed to have a knowledge of the bank, knew where to go, and what to do. How did the bandits know that the two tellers' drawers looted were the only ones open before 10 a.m.? The hold-up gang entered at 9:50 a.m. The bandits also seemed to be aware that while the top drawers in the two cages that were robbed contained about $2000 each, there was more money, about $3000, in each of the two lower drawers, and they got that too."
Bank employees apparently did not recognize any members of the SLA hold-up team from previous visits to the bank.
Strangely enough, the SLA get-away car was parked in front of 2330 Lawton Street, the former home of San Francisco Chief of Police D. Scott. When Scott lived in that house, did he do his banking early at the Hibernia Bank? Does he still maintain an account there?
Thero Wheeler, suspiciously missing and "protected," has a brother on the San Francisco Police Force. Was Wheeler a provocateur who helped set DeFreeze up? Did he brief DeFreeze on details of the bank's operations?
If the mention of these possible connections seems shocking, remember that U.S. Attorney General John Mitchell planned to kidnap radicals....so anything is possible.
9. How did Mrs. Christine Johnson find the SLA in San Francisco?
Mrs. Johnson visited the SLA in San Francisco before they migrated to her little bungalow in Los Angeles.
With the police, the FBI and everyone else looking so hard for the SLA, and if there are no more SLA members and no conspirators, how in the world could Christine Johnson find the SLA in April?
Mrs. Johnson almost didn't live through the Los Angeles shoot-out. For some strange reason, she woke up in the middle of the shoot-out at 5:30 p.m. from what she described as a "drugged sleep." If she had died with the others, what a convenient way to ensure her silence.
10. Who purchased the three vans used to transport the SLA to Los Angeles?
Two vans have been found and identified. Where is the third? One black man, with a black woman and a child, bought one red and white van. He used the alias "Ricky Delgado," paid $1800 in cash and gave a phony address on Fillmore Street. When he drove off in the new van, he left an old green car behind. Under whose name was the green car registered?
The new van was registered to 833 West 84th Street, Los Angeles. This address was found on a parking ticket in the van, and the L.A. police said that the parking ticket led them to the 84th Street address. How far in advance did the SLA have this apartment? Two females from the SLA rented it from May 9 to May 17.
Who is "Mr. Delgado"? Does he work for the LAPD?
Were the safe houses and transportation lined up far in advance, pre-arranged to lure the SLA to their deaths?
This red and white van was abandoned by Emily and William Harris outside Mel's Sporting Goods Store in Inglewood.
11. Two black men took Patty away
On the afternoon of May 17, 1974, a blue and white van pulled up behind the SLA bungalow on 54th Street.
Who purchased, or owned, this van?
Where is it now?
Two black men took Patty Hearst from the SLA hideout and drove away. "Two brothets tipped them off and got Patty out of here, for love of her. Miss Hearst walked to the van with them and drove off."
As they left, one of the men whispered a final word to Donald DeFreeze, at around 3:30 p.m.
After they drove off with Patty, they were never mentioned again. Who were they -- and why don't the police care? Why has no description of them been released?
12. Who purchased the third van?
Authorities said, "Three vans brought the SLA to Los Angeles." Where is the third van? Why no description of the van, the persons who purchased the van, or the two men with Patty?
13. Who owns the house at 833 West 84th Street, Los Angeles?
Van No. 1 was abandoned at the shoot-out at Mel's Sporting Goods Store. The police said they knew the SLA was in town because of a parking ticket they found inside the van with the 84th Street address.
It takes many weeks for the Department of Motor Vehicles in Sacramento to process a change of address. How could they have traced the abandoned van, bought by someone "alias" Ricky Delgado, using a phony San Francisco address, to the two SLA girls who lived on 84th Street in Los Angeles for seven days?
14. Which safe house did the SLA live in from May 1 to May 17?
Two white females rented and lived in the bungalow on 84th Street in Los Angeles from May 9 until May 16. If the SLA left San Francisco on May 1, where did they live until May 9?
15. Where did the rest of the SLA live from May 1 until midnight, May 16, 1974?
Two females were housed in a "safe location" for nine days until they moved to 84th Street. But eight other SLA members needed safe housing from May 1 until May 16.
A second black man accompanied DeFreeze until a few hours before his death. Tactical support in Los Angeles came from LAPD agents. If these blacks had indeed been radicals, they would be sought and arrested for housing and assisting persons charged with murder, kidnapping and bank robbery. Instead, their existence has been ignored.
16. Who is the black man who looked for a vacant apartment with DeFreeze on May 17, 1974?
At 9 a.m. on the morning of the fatal shoot-out, Mrs. F. Lishey, the owner of the house that burned down when the SLA were killed, showed DeFreeze and another black man a vacant apartment nearby.
17. One black man was with DeFreeze and the others inside the house on 54th Street on the night of May 16, 1974
Brenda, 17, spent the night of May 16 in the house with the SLA. She saw guns and ammunition all around. They said they were "getting ready to get out Friday night. It was getting heavy." "There was another black man with DeFreeze." Was he the same man who looked at the vacant apartment in the morning? Why haven't the FBI and the police released a description of this man?
18. One black man left at 11 a.m., May 17, and never returned.
Another black man, not described as the person who slept at the house on Thursday night, visited Donald DeFreeze on Friday morning, and left at 11 a.m. Neighbors said they had seen him before. Who was he? He drove a "green LeMans." He didn't return.
"Ricky Delgado," who purchased the red and white van in San Francisco, was described as 5'11" tall, weighing about 175 pounds. This other "friend" was tall, and did not fit the same description.
The "friend" departed at 11 a.m., promising that he "would return later," but he never came back.
Were DeFreeze and his army abandoned?
19. One black man walked out the door of the bungalow on 54th Street just before the shooting began.
Was this the signal to begin the attack? The murders at Kent State followed a single shot: Did the SWAT team know who was inside the cottage? Were they told Patty Hearst had been removed?