Former White House Chief Of Staff Andy Card's Cousin Jailed For Making Case Iraq Was "No Threat And Invasion Was Illegal."
Lindauer, a journalist and former Congressional aide, held in federal
correctional facility six months for psychiatric evaluation after bogus
espionage charges dropped. Lindauer told Bush officials, including
Card, Iraq was no threat according to her intelligence sources, but
became target herself.
27 Apr 2006
By Greg Szymanski
story of another American political prisoner needs to be told, a story
about journalist Susan Lindauer illegally jailed and placed under
psychiatric evaluation for urging the U.S. government not to attack Iraq since it had no weapons of mass destruction.
bizarre as it sounds, it's true according to Mark Bilk, J. Buford
Fields and Janet Phelan, three concerned citizens and activists trying
to get Lindauer released from a federal correctional center.
Lindauer,42, an ex-Seattle Post-Intelligencer reporter, former U.S.
Congressional aide and a cousin of White House Chief of Staff, Andrew
Card, was charged in March 2004 with espionage for conspiring to act as
a spy and being an unregistered Iraqi agent.
Although the espionage charge has since been dropped, U.S.
prosecutors originally alleged the antiwar activist accepted $10,000
from Hussein's intelligence unit over five years and sought to support
resistance groups after the U.S. invasion of Iraq.
always had categorically denied accepting Iraqi money, saying she was
framed for wanting to go public about sensitive information she
possessed about the illegal Iraqi invasion, as well as information she
was going to publish clearly demonstrating that Pan Am Flight 103 was
an inside government job and blown up over Lockerbie, Scotland, by
Syrians, not Libyans as the U.S. insists.
has recently been charged with posing as an unregistered lobbyist, but
jailed six months ago even though she has not been convicted of a
crime, technically being held for psychiatric observation.
the Arctic Beacon has tried to interview Lindauer this week, federal
authorities are not allowing her to talk to the media, as she remains
essentially a political prisoner, according to the trio of activists
fighting for her release, at MCC NEW YORK METROPOLITAN CORRECTIONAL
CENTER, 150 PARK ROW, NEW YORK, NY under the inmate number of 56064-054.
been imprisoned by the federal government for six months for
psychiatric evaluation, despite the fact that she was found to be quite
sane by a court-appointed psychiatrist who had many sessions with her
before her imprisonment," said Bilk Wednesday on Greg Szymanski's
popular radio show, The Investigative Journal, making a case for
Lindauer's immediate release.
are urgently seeking legal representation for Susan Lindauer, a
journalist who met with some Iraqis associated with the UN delegation,
and then through her cousin Andrew Card, the White House Chief of
Staff, urged the U.S. government not to attack Iraq since it had no weapons of mass destruction.
"She has not been tried, much less convicted of a crime. She's now being held in a New York City federal prison. She's scheduled for a hearing as early as May 2, next week,
to determine whether she should be forcibly drugged."
trio of activists finally decided to take to the airwaves on
Szymanski's radio show after becoming fruistrated with the mainstream
media who has ignored the case, downplaying its importance.
has been jailed since last October for psychiatric evaluation despite
the fact she was found mentally competent by a court-appointed
psychiatrist who evaluated Landauer numerous times before her
She is schedule for a May 4 competency hearing in a New York
courtroom and Bilk and the others fear she'll be "locked away as
insane" to avoid a trial or public debate on the charges. Further, the
hearing is being held to determine if the state will be allowed to
forcibly continue administering drugs without her consent.
"I think our only hope is to find a good lawyer before the hearing," added Bilk.
Janet Phelan, a journalist who became aware of the Lindauer's struggles, alerting both Bilk
and Fields to her political persecution, said Lindauer was trying to
use her intelligence sources to warn government officials the Iraqi War
was wrong, but it backfired when forces inside the government turned
their attack on her.
they want to label her mentally incompetent in order to discredit her,"
said Phelan on the Investigative Journal radio broadcast.
the Iraqi connection regarding sensitive WMD information and her family
ties to the White House Chief of Staff, Lindauer became embroiled with
former CIA agent. Dr. Richard Fuisz, who claimed Libya was not responsible for the Lockerbie bombing.
In 2000, a gag order was placed on Dr. Fuisz by the U.S. government under state secrecy laws, facing 10 years in prison if he revealed any information about the terrorist attack.
to a Sunday Herald article one month before a court order was served on
him by the US government gagging him from speaking on the grounds of
national security, he spoke to US congressional aide Susan Lindauer,
telling her he knew the identities of the Lockerbie bombers and
claiming they were not Libyan.
The 2000 article, appearing in London but not here, went on to say:
her affidavit, she goes on: "DrFuisz has told me that he can identify
who orchestrated and executed the bombing. Dr Fuisz has said that he
can confirm absolutely that no Libyan national was involved in planning
or executing the bombing of Pan Am 103, either in any technical or
advisory capacity whatsoever."
statements to Lindauer support the claims of the two Libyan accused who
are to incriminate a number of terrorist organisations, including the
Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine-General Command, which
had strong links to Syria and Iran."
article went on to say that Lindauer said Fuisz told her he could
provide information on Middle Eastern terrorists, and referred to
Lockerbie as an "example of an unsolved bombing case that he said he
has the immediate capability to resolve".
also said that Fuisz told her CIA staff had destroyed reports he sent
them on Lockerbie. Lindauer also refers in her affidavit to speculation
that the USA shifted any connection to Lockerbie away from Syria to Libya in return for its support during the Gulf war.
"She added that Fuisz told her: "If the [US]
government would let me, I could identify the men behind this attack
today. I could do the right thing ... I could go into any crowded
restaurant and pick out these men ... I can tell you their home
addresses ... You won't find [them] anywhere in Libya. You will only find [them] in Damascus. I was investigating on the ground and I know."
her recent connections leading to espionage charges in conspiring with
Iraqi terrorists, a charge since dropped, J. Fields who is helping to
get Lindauer set free said her publicly defender has "failed to mount
any serious defense."
Writing on a web site compiling a case on her behalf at www.radio4houston.com/Lindauer Fields added:
is not charged with espionage or treason. She is charged with being an
unregistered lobbyist, 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.
has witnesses who know her thoughts during the FBI's attempted counter
intelligence sting operation. She told the FBI agent that she knew he
was no intelligence officer from Libya, and said same to Park Godfrey, an IT professor who now lives in Toronto, who boarded with her at the time. This is one of her witnesses that her lawyer has refused to interview.
lawyer wants to claim in court that Susan's insistence that she was
trying to work as an asset (or was doing so) for American intelligence
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.
my point of view, Susan told anybody she could what she was up to.
Given the notorious lack of human intelligence assets in Iraq,
it seems to me that the likelihood that the CIA was ignorant of what
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.
Psychiatric records during pre-trial counseling are posted on the
website. You will see that the doctor directly addresses the question
of psychosis and finds contrary to what her lawyer and the prosecution
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