REC #1 HATONN
SAT., JUN. 18, 1994 9:15 A.M. YEAR 7, DAY 306
SAT., JUN. 18, 1994
WHERE DO WE GO FROM HERE?
As always--we go wherever you WISH to go! God only provides possibilities and YOU must fulfill the plan.
I am continually amazed at you readers--in opposing directions. One day you see the way of it and applaud the accomplishments. The next you bash us for utilizing that which is actually sent for your assistance--as being somehow "unGodly" or "couldn't we do it some other way?"
You are massively helpful in your mailing campaign. We are told by Buckley's Treasurygate group, for instance, that some 7000 letters are going to the Governor of Nevada. Couple that with the hundreds sent in by you people and you two reading audiences will swamp that office in behalf of Ronn Jackson.
Is Ronn Jackson "one of mine"? No--he is HIMSELF--one of God's. Now, what do I mean by this? I mean that no man is an island unto himself and EVERY man, to grow, must have a place of service in which to grow. We don't just swing down on our rope (being your ancestors, we must by definition, be apes) and grab a "sucker" out of the people. We don't snatch, bully or BRIBE. We present opportunity to fit the circumstance and need of both service and THE MAN. Sometimes it is SERVICE FOR "THE" MAN! The last thing you will find from any we touch is a rolling around on the floor chanting and donning flowing robes to put on a pious face and sit in a lotus position and stare at the stars the rest of his journey--NEVER! So, if you are doing this--you are NOT serving in potential--you are waiting for God or lightning to strike you--possibly BOTH. It won't happen! A man must present himself in the proper place even for lightning to strike him--USUALLY IN A GOLF GAME?
It is TRUE--there is no living creature, including man, that can't be touched by God and changed or given to "see". When this is at ready for service, we the messengers are sent to give the message. YOU HAVE TO HAVE ONES LIKE GUNTHER RUSSBACHER, RONN JACKSON, BO GRITZ, AND OTHERS WHO SEEM AS "UNLIKELY" TO GET YOU THROUGH THE MISSION. How many of YOU have contacts and strength to move Austria? How many of you who can't, by working diligently, change a single thing in the circles of power-politics and force? How many of you by your own journey thus far can do very much of anything to even TOUCH the game being played by the adversary? How many of YOU can go forth and command gold transfers that the "Elite" would rather you not transfer? How many of YOU have the ability, even through blackmail strength and knowledge, to cause transactions to be completed and commitments turned over?
Oh, you think "I" do it? No, I serve just as do each of you--and it is long, hard negotiations and insistence on agreement-keeping and still it takes "longer" and more tedious "bargaining". WHY DO YOU THINK THE MEN I NEED CONTINUE TO BE IN PRISON--EVEN IF IT BE IN MEDICAL FACILITY? Did you actually think God would pull off some MAGIC coup? Confound it, what good would that do YOU? YOU are manifest on that physical stage and you will perform or you will be dropped from the cast of players--it is quite simple. If you have no more desire to fulfill YOUR task and play in YOUR role, then I suggest you take a reasonable look and consider why any other cast of workers would desire your company just to use up their time and energy? I sincerely suggest you ALL go back and read about BLUE BEAM [see 6/9/94 #1 HATONN writing]. Your enemy is getting ready to shoot a whole bunch of you religious persons right out into never-ever-again land! Exciting? NOT OUT THERE!
The question was posed last evening, "Why do we have to so topically consider money for our work--can't we 'just do it'?" Why? Because you are in a physical world where everything you touch requires the transfer of that which you call money (barter--something). In your own instance here you can only collect great law-suits and bashing and bits of money well managed to barely survive. Our mission needs more assets to simply get our fundamental structure built to offer passage. It MUST be done in an acceptable, reasonable manner--with no magical side-shows. Man must see that, if given opportunity and using integrity and talent, he can live a Godly-based life. It must be presented in the physical realm and experienced in the physical realm, and accomplished in the physical realm lest it have no VALUE at all! You have been torn DOWN in the physical expression--you must BUILD UP in the physical expression. Once you LEAVE the physical expression you no longer are a part of it except in possible guidance capacity--most move on and do not even participate in that role. CHECK YOUR OWN SOUL.
Let us take the Ekkers for instance. They have NOTHING. But still it is considered by their enemies that they have millions of dollars. Further, they are attacked at every turn--but STILL IT IS THROUGH THEM IN ONE WAY OR ANOTHER THAT CONTACTS ARE MADE AND POSSIBILITIES GROW. It is now getting better as others see and realize their own capabilities and participation--while others must still wait. Is it only because of me, Hatonn? No--they have felt the responsibility and have struggled day and night to effort to fulfill the needs here so all could move a bit further toward goals. Why THEM? Because they will give it all back to me and we can share the gifts among us and build according to talents and needs. They have been tested UNDER FIRE and passed the testing. Now we have ones who have strength in positions higher-up-the-ladder of conclusion for our needs--and they too are having to pass testing and come into realization of mission. In the process THEY have to convince others who hold power around them--to RELEASE according to agreements. You bet your pinky I am involved--but I am not going to do it FOR you! Sometimes I "reason" quite diligently and it is most unpleasant for my adversary--but I will not do YOUR JOB. If YOU will not do YOUR job--we go to another who will serve according to his commitments on THIS LEVEL OF PREPARATION FOR THE PLAY UNDERWAY. MANY PLAYERS FORGET THEIR ROLES AND THEN FORGET THE LINES. THE POINT OF THE ADVERSARY IS TO FRY THE BRAINS AND INCAPACITATE HIS OPPOSITION THROUGH MIND ALTERATION AND BRAIN-DRAIN. IT WORKS! THE VAST MAJORITY OF MANKIND IS MIND-DEAD, NO LONGER EVEN THINKING FOR SELF--PAST THE NEXT HIT OF DRUGS OR WELFARE, OR, OR, OR.
It takes TIME and massive effort to weed out the thieves and consorts in every transaction under way. But you will find the adversarial thieves are falling to left and to the right and right out of the loop.
For instance, there is something like a wad of 1.4 million TONS of gold to be "moved". Does anyone want to calculate the massive amount of loot that represents? This, in a time when thugs will kill for $1.50. Can you even fathom how any tiny handful of men can get this accomplished--even with the help of an entire alien fleet? BE PATIENT!
Next, we have to WAIT while you outgrow your need to KILL IN ORDER TO WIN. "Death" is too good for some adversaries. There are far more and better punishments than is a transient "death"; but that is neither here nor there--depending on the presentation of the personage as expressed. You have so many duplications running around who are programmed for this or that--that often times the involved parties know who they are and their absence is a massive improvement. For instance, if you have a little child's robot toy which keeps climbing the stairs and you can't get down the stairs--what are you going to do? Aren't you going to remove, at the least, the batteries and park the critter? Lucifer has a lot more players in "quantity" without any soul expression than there are you who are souled beings--at least two-thirds of the global population, as a matter of fact. So, the Elite can simply kill off the undesirables and, believe me, that includes the ones he will also tout for fair treatment--the homosexuals who practice physical expression of certain acts. He will urge them on and CREATE MORE just to insure the demise of them all--ultimately, one way or another. The only group he CANNOT get rid of--are the true creations of CREATOR. He can kill the body--but HE CANNOT GET RID OF THE SOUL. Well, he thinks he has found a way to do that--and it will get rid of a lot of annoying interference--by simply translating bunches through his new ability for one world religion and simply whooshing bunches into outer nothing. They, the ones making the journey, will have no idea they aren't going to end up in the pearly City of Light with God to their left. Those souled beings will take eons of sequence passage to reassemble their soul essence into energy functioning form again. You don't get anywhere for believing on anything "PHYSICAL" to save you--no MAN can do anything FOR YOUR SALVATION OF SOUL. The 'RAPTURE' was manufactured for this VERY DAY OF SATAN!
Why do you think the Bible warns of the latter days being so hard on the "Christians"? Well, that means any who BELIEVE they are to be transferred as human expression in some God's manifestation. "Christ" is a STATE OF "BEING". It is a state of soul-energy expression. BUT, you have chosen to lay the label onto MAN and dance a "man's" dream, and then you will follow the piper who will be paid handsomely. The very EXPRESSION OF CHRIST is based on the fulfillment of journey in the expression of goodness--not hop, skip and jump on the first RAPTURE presented in holographic form. Oh, at onset it will APPEAR valid enough--for a holograph is nothing more or less than mechanical expression of thought coalescence. So, what will be assumed by the masses is that somehow "their" God, or whatever, has sent a rescue team of some kind to bring you to the land of lounging around with milk and honey. Darlings, it will simply NOT BE SO. All that will happen is that you will get whisked AWAY! No milk and honey--evaporation into a time warp of NOTHING.
Will many listen to me? The ones who wish to hear, will hear. Now, we can talk about the TRUE mark of the beast. That is the ultimate separation, my friends. The BEAST, himself, will send you out-there some-where! Oh yes he CAN! He has been practicing!
BUT WHAT OF GODLY ALIENS?
What about us? We are to bring the "message", the WORD and show you the way. We will work WITH you--not FOR you. There is nobody going to be forced to do anything--including choosing the correct bunch of aliens to watch out for you. We will present in colors to identify--openly. Believing is YOUR problem, not ours. So don't expect magic shows to prove to the unbelieving--although the proof will be magnificent for the searching brothers. Perfection is not your goal, good friends; working TOWARD perfection is your task as you experience your journey. Reclaiming and creating balance and harmony in a global sense and society is your responsibility. I did not say your "gift"--I SAID: YOUR RESPONSIBILITY! You cannot do that by sitting on your assets holding unto the physical the things of the physical. Seems like an unlikely statement? No, because the goal is beyond the physical illusion holograph you have manufactured--into expression of soul creation.
RAPTURE AND BEYOND
It is important that you understand something--just because a "Project" such as Blue Beam is utilized and fulfilled effectively--doesn't mean this old world is gone. That is only a PHASE operation to get to PLAN 2000. There will still be plenty of things needing overcoming--nations to be reclaimed, wars to be encountered and on and on. As long as there is physical expression man will have to eat, sleep, have shelter and make passage--through living--and living is the accepted manner of physical expression.
This is not a game of who's on first and what's on second--it is a journey in lessons of how to make growth in soul projection that you might ascend through wondrous dimensions of expression. Human physical experience is simply ONE of those experiences‑-but one perceived as "only" or "all" there is--while expressing. The adversarial buddies are testers, bullies, bribers and enticers‑-to get you to swap that nice soul for their physical "goodies", playing to the physical "senses".
Always they are making you make CHOICES. You just witnessed the extreme of choice making--one O.J. Simpson. Did he "do it"? Was he "set-up"? Does it matter? It was DONE! What were, are, are now forming as "will be" his intent and acceptance of his position? Whoever KILLED--brutally killed and they are not now considered except as secondary blood spots on a sidewalk. What were THEY doing that caused such hatred, accident or intent? Worthy of murder? Who judged and executed? Did O.J. have a bad childhood with emotional, physical or indigestive abuse? Come on people, two young people were slain in a most tortuous and hideous manner and it attracts the curious like flies and allows another fine specimen of black image to become an image of horror and misfit. Satan recognizes no boundaries on evil. Was the man insane at the time? Is that reason? Is that reason more than premeditated intent? These are questions for YOU--not for me! I am already progressed beyond those decisions--YOU ARE NOT! I will tell you one thing: if ideals were not already screwed up beyond recourse, you would not have these occasions for violence in the first place. You are trained in the LIE of expression and through those expressions the reactions of "another" are as predictable as rain in a rain-forest. Even that rain pattern is changing as does the forest.
Is this a distraction from what happened yesterday to the Branch Davidians who were brought back into court and a JUDGE resentenced the participants--while no one watched and after a fully-completed jury trial. Are you free? Are you sick as a nation? How is it that Clark Clifford can destroy the lives of millions of people through the banking frauds, steal and divert trillions of dollars while destroying a nation and not even be reprimanded--and ones defending their very lives--be sent away for life sentences into prison? PEOPLE, your world is SICK! How can you HEAL IT? Well, not through MORE SICKNESS!! So be it.
BACK TO O.J. SIMPSON
Now for the good part--as regards, for instance, O.J. Simpson personally. YOU DON'T HAVE TO JUDGE THE MAN. Only ACTIONS can be judged and intent DISCERNED. Then JUSTICE needs serving, whatever that might be. And then, brethren--you have to find the healing course--AND USE IT. AND NOBODY WILL DO THAT FOR YOU--IT TAKES SELF TO HEAL SELF--AND IF YOUR NATION IS DYING--SO TOO ARE YOU! Think about it. If you think you are going to wait until someone ELSE comes along and cures things--WRONG. Every man has equal opportunity to think, reason and know the sickness--and find the cure. YOU may perish or survive--it is solely up to YOU. The first thing I suggest is that YOU consider the possibilities of that which we offer and through those who can effect change. And then, I suggest you get the burdens off the backs of those who are diligently making those changes. Service comes in as many ways as there are fragments of expression.
May God be uppermost in your intent--for therein lies the ability 'to ALWAYS KNOW WHAT TO DO AND HOW TO DO IT!
I salute you who are daring yet wise, for WISDOM is the way to the kingdom and love is the state of being within the kingdom. May we always share BOTH.
REC #1 HATONN
SUN., JUN. 19, 1994 9:13 A.M. YEAR 7, DAY 307
SUN., JUN. 19, 1994
I am flooded with inquiries as to what in the world J. Carter is doing representing the U.S. in Korea. Well, think back a ways, readers--all the way back to Reagan/Carter, October Surprise, Iran/Contra, HOSTAGES in Iran and thus and so. Mr. Carter was THE one who got, shall we say, put upon! I think the rest can become quite clear to you. Mr. Clinton is the "bad boy" of the "good boy-bad boy" team but it is not evident that Clinton knows it. A show of diplomacy must be put up for the Democratic Party or there will be revelations which none of the Elite REALLY want revealed! Everybody with me so far? The Clintonistas need WAR and Korea was to have been one of the BIG ones. Other bigger and stronger factions of the Elite Committees have come to see that a war at this time is, let's say, inadvisable. So be it, we'll see how it shakes down--I mean--out.
WHAT ABOUT CLINTON?
The handwriting is pretty much on the wall for the young man--having about outlived his usefulness. The most recent "get you ready" is "...Rare Brain Disease Will Force Clinton to Quit..." And, nice people--just as we are talking about this very issue this week, some nice reader points out that there is actually an article about this in April 4th's Spotlight. So, let's share and tell.
Noting peculiarities in the president's actions for more than a year, a scientist is asking: Will Clinton's health force him out of the White House?
Rumors have been circulating about Bill Clinton being forced to resign. [H: Now who do you think would cause starting of such "rumors"?] The Spotlight has finally managed to locate the source of at least one of the tales.
Scandals will not force Clinton out of office, according to the Virginia-based Freedom Research Foundation (FRF), [H: Go check out WHO this group is a part of.] instead, a rare brain disease threatens to incapacitate the president before the year ends.
FRF is headed by Dr. Jack Wheeler, an alleged political insider who is thought to have ties with television evangelist and former presidential candidate Pat Robertson. [H: Smell a dead fish yet? Don't forget Project Blue Beam and evangelical interaction to pull it off--just a reminder.]
A member of the FRF advisory committee who specializes in brain chemistry [H: What would a "specialist in brain chemistry be doing in such a political group as Freedom Research Foundation?] has reportedly told select lawmakers Clinton shows every sign of severe neurotransmitter depletion, affecting primarily noradrenaline and dopamine.
Noradrenaline is used in the brain to make quick decisions. Dopamine is required for non-autonomic memory.
"Clinton's insomnia and flights of ideas that keep him up all night, his bouts of manic energy, his micro-managing all decisions in his administration, his increasingly fractured syntax when speaking and the obvious and growing impairment of his judgment causing non-stop blunders and scandals, all indicate his neuro-chemical condition," FRF said in a May 25, 1993 report. [H: Are you rolling on the floor yet? I could have sworn that those "scandals" happened long ago and far away from Washington or "president's day". All the other symptoms are indicative of some "social drug" intake or participation--not unlike marijuana non-inhaling--maybe in the brownies?]
The report concluded Clinton is headed for a nervous breakdown. FRF scientists, however, said they needed urine and blood tests to nail down their claims. [H: I'm sure they'll be able to get BOTH from Camp David!] The organization did not say if it had requested the president to make these samples available to them for further study.
In addition, FRF claims the president "strongly displays" symptoms of a psychological syndrome: hysteroid dysphoria.
Hysteroid dysphorics are pathologically dependent upon external approval, spending much of their time seeking applause, attention and praise, while having an extreme intolerance of personal rejection, according to medical research.
A political battle royale is expected to determine the direction of the remainder of the Clinton term.
The FRF predicts "a stupendous battle looms" between Hillary Clinton and her cronies on the intellectual left and Vice President Al Gore and the Democratic Party leadership as Bill ails.
"Mrs. Clinton will wish to govern in her incapacitated husband's stead, much as Eleanor Roosevelt or Edith Wilson in the last days of their sick husbands' presidencies," an FRF spokesman said.
"Not willing to lose the Senate outright and effectively the House (with enough new Republicans to have a majority where combined with conservative Democrats), George Mitchell, Tom Foley, and other party leaders will want to dump the Clinton albatross and have Al Gore assume the presidency, offering new leadership to the nation," he added.
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Speaking of brains--how many of you realize that John Kennedy's brain sits on "someone's" fireplace mantle? How about Hoffa's? It resides on a mantle also--in sunny California.
How much more will I have to tell before the Elite nerdniks keep their agreements? I really don't yet know!
Probably it is time to again annoy the Elite with a reminder about Russbacher--now to have a nice new name and identity. That is fine--I KNOW WHO HE IS!
So, in that position for a nice Sunday morning recognizing "Father's Day" perhaps I'll speak of some of my children. Were they "always" my children? Yes, but they just didn't realize it! We'll leave it there...!
The following well-done write-up about Gunther was presented in THE PROBE, a "quarterly" journal. This comes from Vol. 1, Issue 4. Subscription information: The Argus Research Foundation, P.O. Box 1082, St. Charles, MO 63302. Rayelan Russbacher has provided this reprint and asked that Contact also publish it. I will ask that they do so. Surprising as it may be to George Green and his cohorts--I DO NOT RUN CONTACT!
I do wish to thank you readers for doing your service--the Austrian facility and Gunther have been receiving bunches of mail--please keep up the work, we need him OUT and FREE to move and do his job. The VOICE OF THE PEOPLE WILL PREVAIL if you continue to send it forth.
DIRTY TRICKS, BANK FRAUD,
SECRET AGENTS AND
GUNTHER KARL RUSSBACHER
In the 1992 premiere issue of THE PROBE we opened the file on a Gunther Karl Russbacher. The establishment media labeled him a "great pretender and an impersonator". On February,7, 1992 his probation was revoked and he was sentenced to a whopping twenty-one years in prison, not on the impersonation of being a naval captain as much of medialand still insists, but on three charges of stealing by deceit.
Enter a serious element of intrigue as Russbacher, his second and present wife, Rayelan, and several others who have investigated this claim say he really has another identity. Gunther Russbacher was a top covert agent for the CIA who had been engaged in everything from arms shipping to bank fraud. He operated under at least a dozen aliases during these operations. Maybe you've heard of him as: Robert Andrew Walker, Robert Kail Riggs, James C. Kincaid, Robert L. Inman, Emery Joseph Peden, Tom West or Gunther Karl Riggs (to name a few that have been identified). While using the name Robert Andrew Walker he says he was the pilot who brought back George Bush from Paris on October 19, 1980 after he concluded the deal with Iranians to delay the release of the American hostages until after the presidential election. In past interviews Russbacher has echoed his resentment of his involvement in what is often called "The October Surprise", saying, "That's how I got in here (prison) in the first place."
In this article we'll be submitting many facts regarding Russbacher that have yet to be printed anywhere. The reason, because if even a fraction of what he says is true, then this is yet more evidence of secret agendas that are being executed without accountability to the American people. These actions often result in covert foreign policy without the input from our elected officials and is funded by illegal narcotics and looting of your nation's banks. With this kind of cancer growing right in front of us, it's easy to see why there are those who see this country as terminal.
LET THE READER BEWARE
Before adventuring into the murky venues of the identity and operations of Gunther Russbacher (GR) it is a good idea to stop and examine the common pitfalls of probing secrets. First, if you do seek to uncover a hidden truth, you should expect diversions, misinformation and be skeptical of what anyone tells you. The discovery that state and federal officials often give cooperation in a variety of ways to allow these illegal CIA type operations would not surprise anyone. Keep in mind that on occasion it is the viewpoints of corrupted officials that are given prominence by the press as they conveniently keep the powerful in a positive light, not usually upsetting the status quo. In the submissive journalism of today it appears they are very careful of what targets they pick to pursue.
Investigators need to be wary of misleading statements such as those made by reporters Bob Adams and Phil Linsalata of the St. Louis Post Dispatch regarding GR's case. In April 1992 these reporters wrote of Ross Perot's interest in Russbacher's case and the scheduled visit of two of his top aids, David Bryant (Perot's counsel) and his legal assistant Bob Peck and two pilots familiar with the operation of an SR-71. The April Post Dispatch story claimed one of their (unnamed) reporters interviewed Russbacher in 1991 and found numerous contradictions to his (GR's) story. Perot is quoted as saying he believes "the allegations made by Russbacher were a farce."
What were these contradictions? And why would Ross Perot send his top aids if he didn't believe a word of Russbacher's story?
To complicate matters further, on the day of the scheduled visit to Russbacher's prison location in Fulton, Missouri, Russbacher suffered a heart attack. The interview had to be delayed two days. During this time Russbacher and his present wife, Rayelan, claim that two men paid him a visit. The threat was simple: if Russbacher said too much to Perot's aids one of his children would die. One of the methods that was to be used to validate Russbacher's background was the verification of his knowledge of the start-up procedure of the SR-71.
Russbacher had claimed to have flown the aircraft on several occasions, aside from the "October Surprise" mission. On July 21, 1990 Russbacher said he had been sent on a mission to Moscow to pick up an agreement from Gorbachev insuring the Soviet Union would not get involved in the Persian Gulf mess. The inquiry into Russbacher's SR-71 expertise by Perot's pilots was met by resistance as he feared retribution to his family still living in St. Charles, Missouri. "I flat out told them I wasn't going to discuss that stuff," Russbacher said when asked about SR-71 start-up procedures. This reluctance was translated into ignorance by articles in the establishment media. One most often repeated was a story by Frank Snepp of the Village Voice, which claimed that Russbacher had to be a fraud because of his claims and lack of knowledge of the SR-71 subject.
Rodney Stich, author of the Defrauding America book, and a veteran pilot himself, investigated Snepp's claims. After acquiring a formerly secret one-thousand page manual on the operation of the SR-71, Stich queried Russbacher. As a former FAA flight safety official Stich routinely conducted pilot competency checks of jet airline pilots and it's pretty safe to say he is well qualified to evaluate Russbacher. As this was sometime after being hospitalized, Russbacher answered Stich's questions. Stich states, "Russbacher certainly knew how to start the engines on the SR-71. The start-up procedures are quite different than any other jet aircraft, but amazingly simple."
Snepp's motivation for the misinformation? Stich and other insiders believe Snepp is now or has been a CIA asset and was just doing his job to throw smoke on an already clouded subject.
GUNTHER KARL RUSSBACHER
IN THE BEGINNING
GR's lineage takes him directly back to Austria. His father was Baron Karl Gunther Russbacher of Salzburg who served with the SS during WW II. The senior Russbacher was part of a camp that opposed Hitler in many ways including working with assassination attempts on "der Fuhrer". In conversations with OR he said his father had been part of Admiral Canaris' group and the Admiral himself covered for Gunther's father when it was found out that Canaris was in on the attempt to kill Hitler.
When it was certain that Germany was going to lose the war, many in the SS knew they had to make an alternative career choice. The leader in this effort was General Reinhard Gehlen, at one time head of Eastern Intelligence for the SS. Gehlen waited in comfort near Bavaria and surrendered to U.S. military authorities well after the war ended. Eventually, he would convince the post-war military intelligence that the USSR was a major threat and that he and his network of 2,000 or more loyal SS agents could provide the U.S. with an existing network of detailed information on Soviet troops, strengths, displacements and capabilities.
Did we buy into that? You bet we did. Possibly with the justification that the USSR was a mutual enemy and any German would gladly help in keeping them penned up.
Whatever the obtuse logic was to justify using this SS group as our intelligence source would result in giving credibility to their information. This means a measure of influence. This was felt in the U.S. in two critical areas: intelligence and science. Operation "Paperclip" gave new identities to several hundred German and Nazi scientists. During their Third Reich employment many of them would routinely use human subjects in hazardous experiments.
In retrospect we now know that SS estimates of the Soviets were often exaggerated, in some cases grossly overstated. This resulted in the increase of cold war tensions and enormous expansions of the world-wide military industrial complex...and we all paid for that, with our lives or taxes.
Gunther described his father as very pragmatic. This is an attitude I would expect would be needed to play the "spy" game. It could also have been the attitude that inspired Gehlen's exaggerations as it would have meant a very practical result: job security. Creating fearful bogie-men will continue to inspire a military build-up. It can certainly keep the need for Gehlen or any other intelligence network alive.
This was a world of secrecy, treachery and powerful people that young Gunther was born to in 1942. By 1954 Gunther was 12 and his father was said to have died in 1955 in Montana. I asked him about his career decision while visiting him in the prison in Pacific, Missouri. With mixed emotions he replied, "I never really had a choice." On the other hand, having the kind of influence and power also inspired Gunther in his career, "It's like an adrenalin rush every day," was one casual remark made about his endeavors.
Rest assured he still has strong ties to Austria. His present wife Rayelan has visited Austria at least once during his imprisonment and was no doubt treated well. Gunther's Godfather is none other than the former Austrian President Kurt Waldheim.
MILITARY CAREER AND CAPTURE
GR's military career began in 1961. According to Russbacher and others interviewed by THE PROBE, he entered the covert world of the CIA in 1962. His first test of fire came when he infiltrated the Brigade Rosa and Lotto Contua in Italy. Using an alias of Giuseppe Pedene his goal was the removal of these organizations.
Following additional training Russbacher was dropped from the official military records and was given what he claims is a "bogus" criminal record to help facilitate entry into many undercover activities.
This practice is refereed to as "sheepdipping". This, coupled with a criminal record, bogus or otherwise, allows the CIA to effectively deny they even know the agent if he gets caught. Another side benefit to those in charge is that it allows them to keep field agents on a tight leash. If the field agents do something that the ones in charge don't care for, then the ones in charge always have those criminal charges to put them away for awhile.
Russbacher has been put away several times by both sides in his career. In 1970 Russbacher says he was part of the Phoenix Project in Vietnam. This project was a counterinsurgency program designed to eliminate any suspected enemies. It was directed by Robert Gates and many believe it was carried out with an over zealous attitude. The estimated death toll from this program is in the neighborhood of 20-40,000 Vietcong, North Vietnamese and many innocent civilians. But some would say, hey, that's just war. "It was brutal and didn't really further any of our goals," said Russbacher.
Part of Russbacher's war was a clever ruse to rescue a group of American POWs at Camp 253 in Viennettenne, Laos. It was July, 1970 and Russbacher and 16 members of his Seal team were outfitted in captured Soviet uniforms and equipment and were to parade right in and out with the prisoners.
According to other sources with special forces experience, the area around Viennettenne was heavily populated. This could have both helped and hindered this mission. However, the greatest obstacle to successfully completing their mission came from Paris. "Kissinger and company were cutting deals with everyone, the Vietcong, the Khymer Rouge, the Pathet Lao, you name it," said Russbacher, adding a comment about a condition of this mission, "Once we were sent out, we couldn't be recalled, because you wouldn't know if there was a guy holding a .45 to the commander at headquarters."
The attempted rescue ended in disaster as the team's destination was given away to the camp, possibly as a token of good faith in negotiations. The result: Russbacher and crew must have felt like Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid once they pulled into the Camp 253.
Unlike Hollywood, there was no happy ending. They were waiting for them at Camp 253 and the Hell that broke loose killed all but Russbacher. Disgusted with the situation, Russbacher says he did his best to join his team by continuing to point his weapon at everyone. His weapon was running on empty and he ended up suffering for seventeen months. During this time Russbacher would have his fingernails repeatedly pulled and bamboo would be used to exploit previous stomach wounds. Having examined the traces of these wounds in both Jefferson City and Pacific, Missouri prisons, we can only describe the stomach wounds as very large, deep, unsightly and permanent. Russbacher then placed my hand on an area in his lower back, "Feel that?" he said. "Yeah, it's a very pointed obtrusion, like something trying to work its way out," I replied. "That's an AK-47 round they never took out of me; it's coming to the surface," was Russbacher's explanation.
The fingernail pulling torture gave Russbacher a condition that haunts him to this day. When exposed to water, soap or bleach for prolonged periods of time, his fingers erupt, they swell and break open with an ooze of blood and pus. During his stay in Pacific, Missouri GR was subjected to duty in the Galley. What normally is pretty desirable duty for an inmate was torture for GR, his fingers swelled and broke open again. Complaints were registered and GR was eventually taken off that duty about two weeks before we interviewed him on August 17, 1993. (Video and photos of his fingers are available.) The official explanation for his condition is that he bites his fingernails.(!!!)