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I'm now a 52-year-old American male raised as an Episcopalian, veteran of submarines, Peace Corps, and State Department. I like teaching people about what they can do with computers and have gotten by as an independent Microsoft trainer teaching networking, but I really hope to someday find a way to make a living traveling on my motorcycle, camping, and writing about places and people I meet along the way.

Saturday, April 29, 2006

Susan Lindauer's Letters to Andy Card, Cheney, and Powell

Here are jpg images of Susan's letters. I think this is all of them.

Susan Lindauer's Letters to Andy Card, Cheney, and Powell

Thursday, April 27, 2006

Another witness for Susan

As much as I write about Susan, you might not know how annoying it has been to be associated with her through the last year. I had heard enough of her story repeated so many times that I sometimes wondered how much of it was true. This whole business of being an asset of our intelligence agencies... well, I had pretty much decided that she had a bit of an inflated ego. No doubt, she knew a few people, but did they really regard her work to be as valuable as she claimed. The more I heard of it, the more I tired of hearing of it, and the more I was ready to throw that whole notion out.

Well, today I connected with a Mr. Ian Ferguson via telephone. Ian is a European journalist who has covered terrorism for a couple of decades. From his conversation, it sure sounds like he saw Susan in meetings with CIA and DIA figures who identified themselves authoritatively as such during the Lockerbie proceedings.

The picture I have in my mind, tonight, is that the administration not only cherry picked inteligence information, but went out of their way to attenuate the reach of those inside the inteligence agencies who were exploring the alternative possibilities. Indicting Susan was the administrations way of punishing their critics in the inteligence community--cutting off their arms. People in the agencies typically could not argue their own cases publicly because they sign non-disclosure agreements with the government.

My conclusion is that the present administration sold us on the need for an Iraq invasion with evidence they knew was fabricated, and only after making sure contrary evidence could be eliminated or discredited.

Wednesday, April 26, 2006

This just in... I think from Susan's lawyer

Exactly what kind of a lawyer thinks the general public is under any obligation to keep such threats private? I did not solicit the communication and did not agree that anything I received would be off the record. Where does he get off?

For the record, the envelope these came in provided instructions as to what to do if she did not come back from Carswell... in her handwriting. Not that I'm under any contract or obligation once they've been provided to my possession. I have redacted SSN#.

Mr. Fields,
It has come to my attention that you have posted some of Susan Lindauer's psychiatric records online. As you are aware, these are very private records which contain highly personal information regarding past diagnoses and medication. Making these records public, without written authorization to do so, is ill advised. Furthermore, the document I was able to view contains Susan's name, date of birth, and social security number. Publicly posting this information puts Susan at risk for having her identity stolen.
Having this highly sensitive information made available for public scrutiny, especially without her consent, is not in Susan's best interests. Therefore, I must demand that you remove the medical records immediately.
Additionally, you do not have permission to post or print any portion of this communication as it is off the record. Feel free to contact me at the number below with any questions.
John N. McPadden, Esq.
Talkin, Muccigrosso & Roberts LLP
40 Exchange Place, 18th Floor
New York, NY 10005
T - (212) 482-0007
F - (212) 482-1303


Monday, April 24, 2006

Susan's Psychiatric Evaluation

Susan Lindauer will be in Federal court in New York on May 4th. The court is holding a hearing on whether or not to declare her incompetent and commit her permanently to a mental hospital and forcibly medicate her.

Her public defender has resolutely refused to mount any serious defense. Susan refuses to plea bargain, and it seems that this is all public defenders really do, anymore.

Susan is not charged with espionage or treason. She is charged with being an unregistered lobbiest, and the Justice Department flowered up the indictment. They alleged that she conspired with the sons of the Iraq diplomat representing Iraq in weapons inspection talks. Those sons were not convicted of anything, but were shipped out of the country on immigration charges. Susan's attorney, I'm told, has no depositions even from them, and he had plenty of time to get the job done before they were deported.

Susan has witnesses who know her thoughts during the FBI's attempted counter inteligence sting operation. She told the FBI agent that she knew he was no intellegence officer from Libya, and said same to Park Godfrey, an IT professor who now lives in Toronto, who borded with her at the time. This is one of her witnesses that her lawyer has refused to interview.

Her lawyer wants to claim in court that Susans insistance that she was trying to work as an asset (or was doing so) for American inteligence agencies is delusional. Unfortunately, for him, Susan's connections were well documented by the Scottish court during the Lockerbie trial, where it seems our government, or at least its political leadership, was so eager to not look impotent that they knowingly prosecuted Libyans instead of the Syrians who Susan claimed Dr. Fuisz, reportedly the former Syria CIA station chief, told Susan he knew had planned and executed it. Susan provided a deposition to the court, and it is in the Scottish press and court documents, the PDF of the CIA's letter, not equivocating about Dr. Fuisz's employment status one bit, but releasing him from his oath of silence in that matter.

From my point of view, Susan told anybody she could what she was up to. Given the notorious lack of human inteligence assets in Iraq, it seems to me that the likelihood that the CIA was ignorant of wha Andy Card's cousin was up to, is very unlikely. The fact that she did have access to senior diplomats, and the fact that she was Andy Card's cousin all fits pretty well to argue against delusion. With such access and connections, any peace activist might feel compelled to engage.

Susan's Psychiatric records during pre-trial counseling are posted at http://www.jbfields3.com/journal/Susan/SusanMedical.tif. You will need to download the file and look at it in something like Microsoft's Office Imaging application. You will see that the doctor directly addresses the question of psychosis and finds contrary to what her lawyer and the prosecution are alleging.

He does mention that Susan has religious convictions. It seems to me that our so-called Christian president may be about to persecute a modern day saint. I'm not sure, it rises to that level, but I'm not at all sure otherwise, and so I refuse to simply watch from the side lines, however much other Americans are beginning to seem like pre-WWII German citizens.

Susan Lindauer: Hearing for fommitment and forced medication scheduled.

Over the last couple of days, we (Susan has a friend Karen who has stepped in with lots of money to keep the house going) have heard from Susan and her uncle Ted and have gained some clarity on what this hearing is and what the situation is. We now understand it to be a hearing to consider Susan's involuntary commitment an forced medication. Her uncle is proposing an outpatient alternative--or so she thinks. I've not talked to her uncle about this, specifically, but have spoken to him on other maters and see every indication that he is a good person.

Now, it is entirely serindipidous for me that I move an empty box in my hall, to take it to recycling, and find behind it a packet of documents that Susan left, "In case I don't return." She meant "from Carswell," I suspect. In this packet, I find neatly stapled, each of the letters in sequece. But, I do not see them first. What I see first is her medical records all signed by a Doctor Kennedy, and a document commenting on her state at each weekly counseling session. These do a good job of arguing against pychosis, addressing the point and finding in the negative.

Wednesday, April 19, 2006

Susan Lindauer discussed on "Taking Aim with Ralph Schoenman and Mya Shone"

Coverage of Susan Lindauer

Taking Aim with Ralph Schoenman and Mya Shone

Monday, April 17, 2006

Susan Lindauer's letter to Andy Card 9-24-2001

Iraq accuses Mosad of providing disinformation to Washington concerning Iraq involvement in 9/11.

In the days just prior to our Iraq invasion, I was in a neighborhood coffee shop and heard assurances from Mosad's official Washington chief (that's who trusted friends with the connections to know told me he was) that the miltary portion of the Iraq invasion would be finished in less than 18 hours.

Susan Lindauer letter to Andy Card 7-3-2001

Desperate to find a road to peace. I think Susan wanted nothing more than to be a hero.

Susan Lindauer's letter to Andy Card 3-1-2001

Six months prior to 9/11, Susan describes a meeting with a Dr. Hasan and her opportunity for a visit to Baghdad.

Tuesday, April 11, 2006

lindauer - Google Groups: misc.activism.progressive

Susan Lindauer (Takoma Park, Md.) speaks out
From http://www.gazette.net/200412/weekend/a_section/208001-1.html Lindauer defends
herself against accusations of spying by Sean Sands Staff Writer TAKOMA ...
Mar 22 2004, 2:43 am by hcotn-nyc - 1 message - 1 author
Lockerbie, Lindauer & the CIA
... but we must accept it until they decide different." (c) Guardian Newspapers Limited
2004 *** Joseph Cannon Comments: I am covering the Susan Lindauer affair in ...
Mar 19 2004, 11:42 am by n...@tania.blythe-systems.com - 1 message - 1 author

Two stories re; CIA/Lockerbie
Susan Lindauer, 40, was arrested at her $250,000 suburban Washington condominium
and appeared in federal court in Baltimore on suspicion of being involved as ...
Mar 11 2004, 9:51 pm by MichaelP - 2 messages - 2 authors

When Fascism Comes to America by Maureen Farrell
... There's a court hearing for Susan Lindauer, accused of selling out her country
to Iraq for handful of silver. For the record, Lindauer ...
Sep 21 2004, 2:22 pm by Raleigh Myers - 1 message - 1 author