October 14, 2007

Webster Tarpley: Arabesque, Cosmos, Jenny Sparks, Jon Gold, Michael Wolsey, and Truthaction are “disinfo”

Webster Tarpley: Arabesque, Cosmos, Jenny Sparks, Jon Gold, Michael Wolsey, and Truthaction are “disinfo”

By Arabesque

A comprehensive summary of the ongoing disinformation, ad-hominem attacks, threats, and accusations by supporters of the Kennebunkport Warning against Cindy Sheehan, the anti-war activists, and investigators of the controversy

updated: October 23, 2007

The Kennebunkport Warning Controversy has it all.

Before we begin, let me provide some background. What promoted the deluge of inflammatory comments below? Cosmos said the following on his show Truth Revolution Radio:

One thing about this that really disturbed me… [about the Kennebunkport warning controversy] it’s something that potentially [caused] this antagonism between the truth movement and the anti-war movement, when the whole thing was intended to building bridges. As someone who’s put effort into building bridges—individually, and with groups in the anti-war movement… I just don’t take it well to have these women’s names put on this document, and when they curiously differ, and say no, they signed a different document, and include in their refutation a message of support for 9/11 truth! …and then to have the people promoting this turn and viciously attack them. It’s just… it really boils down to are we going to act civilly, or are we going to be divisive.

This was my main objection as well. What was the response to this complaint?

Webster Tarpley supplied an ad-hominem filled commentary on the Kennebunkport Warning Controversy on his radio show:

[False Statements/Disinformation highlighted in Red. Ad-hominem commentary and Personal Attacks highlighted in Purple or HTML Links.]

Who opposes the Kennebunkport warning? We discovered going through this that if you take all the slanderous filth, counter-organizing, disinformation and so forth, about two-thirds of it comes from about half a dozen people as far as I can see. And let's tell you who they are.
First of all, you have to look at the site called truthaction.org. As far as I can see about two-thirds of the site appears to be devoted to slanders and vilification of the Kennebunkport Warning. This shows what one can only call the typical style of the counter-gang. In other words it takes elements from lots of people's work including my own. They talk about truth squads, they have a candidate tracker, they talk about a general strike, they take things from Ron Paul, they take things from We Are Change, but then they mix in a huge dose of anonymous slander, vilification, denigration, calumny, libel, and defamation. The leading poison pen seems to be an individual called Cosmos. Now this I think is extremely objectionable. Here is somebody who will not tell you his real name but he demands the right to be a poison pen. Anonymous slanders are his stock and trade. He wants to slander you and vilify you from the shadows, spread disinformation, distortions. These are the venom-mongers, the merchants of pus who like to operate from behind the scenes. These are the wreckers and saboteurs, and of course the question is posed: Is this COINTELPRO? Is this the conform of the FBI counter-gang? Those are interesting questions. I can't answer them, but they are very interesting.

Then we have somebody else called Colonel Jenny Sparks in quotation marks. She shows herself as a cartoon figure prancing in an abbreviated costume before the Union Jack. Another poison pen slanderer, another wrecker and saboteur. The only questions we have are, is this COINTELPRO, is this the current style of the FBI counter-gang?

So here we have Cosmos who shows you he looks like he's trying to imitate Che Guavara or a member of the Sons of David baseball team. He's hiding behind a huge beard, looks like the Italian aviators in A Night at the Opera. He's got this army fatigue cap pulled down over his eyes so you can't see him, he might as well be anonymous. Jenny Sparks [is] completely anonymous.

Michael Wolsey, Visibility 9/11. He appears of course in shades, he's got some cool shades on, he doesn’t want you to see him. Remember visibility911.com is not the same as 911visibility.org. 911visibility.org is a reputable website; you have Janice Matthews and many others who work there. This is visibility911.com with Michael Wolsey.

Another person who has been active in these slander operations is somebody called Arabesque. Arabesque has a blog devoted to discussing 9/11 news research and disinformation, and I think the disinformation department is absolutely admirable. He seems to have all the disinformation you could want. He's pushing it and peddling it on this sleazy, smelly website. So thats arabesque911.blogspot.com.

The interesting thing about these people is that they all appear in the year 2006, 2007. What's their track record in the 9/11 truth movement? Do they have any? Do they have contributions? Have they done anything to build the movement? Who are they? They come out of nowhere and then they set themselves up as leaders. Cosmos in particular starts saying that it's time for everybody to get active on the eleventh on every month. Well we don't need him to tell us this and to take credit for it.

I'm afraid also Jon Gold is somebody who has been in the movement, puts his blog at Arabesque and he has joined in the slanders.

These people have practiced a constructive fraud on public opinion. I think they operate with multiple pseudonyms. We do not know who they are. Colonel Jenny Sparks for all we know may be a cigar-chomping FBI agent or a branch of Shin Bet somewhere in the Occupied Territories or a subcommittee of the National Security Council. We simply do not know.

Colonel Jenny Sparks appears with no face. Arabesque has no face. Cosmos has got the cap pulled down over his eyes. Michael Wolsey's got his shades on. These are the poison pens and the slander snipers and these are the people you have to watch out for.

And I think it is monstrous that a lot of people who have been in the 9/11 movement and have seen COINTELPRO in action in past years are now willing to go down this road once again with disinformation, distortion and the constant mania of people who insist on operating under false names, anonymous slanderers. It's a despicable way to wage political activity.
” [transcript by CV]

A Similar commentary by Webster Tarpley took place soon after on the anniversary of 9/11. This power point presentation included comparing Cosmos to photos of Chechen terrorist Shamil Basayev, and Arabesque to the deceased and former director of the FBI, Edgar Hoover. Watch these attacks against the Kennebunkport investigators below [1:32:59 to 1:36:24]. A moderator at truthmove.org reported about the conference “[Tarpley] just called cosmos, jenny sparks, arabesque, michael wolsey, and john gold all cointelpro. he even put pictures of some of these people up on the screen.” Jon Gold echoed my thoughts exactly when he replied, “Oh well, at least I'm in good company.”

Webster Tarpley - September 11, 2007 in New York

"This next part is nothing that I wanted to do, but I have to include it because it's been forced on me. Who's against the Kennebunkport Warning? Who really doesn't like it? Who's out there slandering it—slandering the document? How about slandering me? I'm used to it. We have five experts in slander, with no track record in this movement—people who came out of nowhere, in 2006-2007. No achievements. No track record. No credibility. They come into the movement and say "alright, we're the bosses now; we're going to tell you what to do." And then they affect the [inaudible]. We've counted about five or six people as far as we know have written about two thirds of all the slanders. And this raises this unavoidable question—I know it's distasteful, I know it's [the 9/11] anniversary, but the situation is so extreme, that having a chance to talk to people about this, I'm afraid I have to do it. There's one called truthaction.org… and they have all the stuff—it's sounds like… Ron Paul. It sounds like We Are Change. It sounds like me! It sounds like truth squads, truth candidates, general strike—but, when you look at this site, about three quarters of it is devoted to slandering the Kennebunkport Warning. And for some reason, me. Me! [pointing to himself with both hands]

Here's the guy: Cosmos. This is a poison pen. Here is a guy who wants to slander you from behind a cover name. He won't tell you who he is. And look at him, where is his face? He's got that hat on. You can't see who he is, or he says: "I'm not going to show you my face and I'm not going to show you my name and I'm going to slander you." The guy is a weapon [?]. Is this COINTELPRO? Is this a [FBI] counter-gang? Thanks to my counter-intelligence, we've now figured out who's behind it. You may remember Shamil Basayev, the leader of the Chechen terrorists. The Russians think to have killed him in 2006—just about the time that Cosmos came forward. [photo shown]

Isn't it amazing? But he's not the only one.

Colonel Jenny Sparks. We're supposed to have a debate with Colonel Jenny Sparks, who has no face, and no name! Another one of the poison pen brigade. Thanks our counterintelligence, we know who Jenny Sparks is. [photo shown] She has a certain mystique.

How about Michael Wolsey? Anybody know him? He appears here… You think you know him—visibility 9/11. Notice the sunglasses.
He wants to show you his face behind the shades. He takes the shades off, here's who he is. [Picture from X-men movie with character "Multiple Man" shown] Multiple Man. Because he has a thousand—multiple pseudonyms. He calls himself 911visibility or visibility 911? Do you think you're getting 911visibility—that's a reputable site. It has Janice Matthews and a lot of people from 911truth.org. But visibility911 is a completely different kettle of fish.

Then we have Arabesque. Another slanderer. He's got a whole blog—nothing but slander. We've been able to find his true identity. [photo shown]

Jon Gold, writes for Arabesque.
" [Transcript by Arabesque]

[See a response to these accusations here, here, and here. Jon Gold has never posted on my site, but I have linked to blogs by him. We do not oppose the warning (in fact I offered my research to support it), we oppose the divisive conduct of the Kennebunkport Warning promoters, which is continued by Webster Tarpley in his attacks against us. We are not "CoIntelPro", and we ask that Tarpley supply actual evidence to support this serious accusation (of which, we know he has none). Being opposed to divisive language does not count as evidence of being a "CoIntelPro agent" or "cigar chomping FBI agent".]

When you attack someone instead of answering their argument or complaint it is called an ad-hominem. The above passages have to be some of the most colorfully vitriolic examples seen so far in the 9/11 truth movement. From my paper, 9/11 Disinformation and Misinformation: Definitions and Examples:

The third level of disinformation occurs by abusing the man (AD HOMINEM) in attacking the author or the editor of a work on irrelevant or misleading grounds that have little or nothing to do with the position the author or editor represents.” Jim Fetzer

One of the telltale signs of disinformation is that the people promoting it engage in personal attacks.” Jim Hoffman

“Another important aspect of how disinformation in the 9/11 Truth Movement functions is through the use of attack and vitriol. While all types of people—professionals, academics and average people—can resort to nasty or inappropriate personal attacks when defending or promoting theories which conflict, the 9/11 Truth Movement has been packed with such attacks.” Victoria Ashley

These statements by Tarpley were just the beginning of the onslaught. Earlier, Webster’s publisher, John Leonard entered the fray calling 911blogger users “sock puppetshere, here, and here for being voted down and then posted a “call for unity” from of all places, Tarpley’s book. It was voted down unmercifully by 911blogger users.

Tarpley’s comments after this controversy began included:

Reality is that the signers signed – the irrefutable, photographic, courtroom quality documentary proof is posted on the internet. In the light of this overwhelming evidence, it is understandable that most of the signers are reluctant to issue a flat denial that they ever signed. Rather, their denials are oblique and ambiguous doubletalk.

The only way you can get out of this is to prove that you are mentally defective, and nobody has tried that, so far.

The role of foundations in funding the peace movement and some of its leading activists is an immense factor of impotence and corruption.

And you cannot be an antiwar leader and be an agnostic about this, claiming you simply do not know or that you do not understand the concept of false flag. If you choose that cop-out, what kind of a peace leader are you?

"From the beginning, supporters of Kennebunkport have argued that the four signers who claimed they did not sign, and then deplorably covered their retreat with a barrage of wild charges of forgery, most probably did so because they feared that their foundation funding might be terminated."

"Some of the signers, under the obvious threats of totalitarian forces, are lying in appalling fashion about what they signed and if they signed. You can see for yourself from the facsimile who signed. We need to move beyond these wretched individuals.[sic]"

Later, Tarpley started throwing accusations at the Kennebunkport warning investigators, and even made a professional-quality cartoon accusing them of working for the Ford Foundation:

"From now on, as a rule of thumb, it will be fair to say that those seeking to tear down the Philadelphia and Kennebunkport convergence clearly represent the running dogs of the Ford Foundation, operating as stooges, pawns, foot soldiers and water carriers for the infamous Berlet, and deserving to be exposed as such. Whether they are conscious, paid agents or merely dupes can be determined later on."

"Thanks to Berlet, all foundation operatives in the domestic cointelpro apparatus now know who their immediate enemy is. Everyone who is foundation funded knows where their bread is buttered, and they are expected to earn their pay by reacting accordingly. Watch them as they come forward. Persons of good will can also use the Berlet slander as a reliable moral guide to what is actually going on here, and join the growing and distinguished list of supporters of the Kennebunkport warning at actindependent.org."

"We come now to the segment of counter intelligence and this of course our dear friends over at the Berlet Brigade, the Ford Foundation Berlet Brigade. These are the four individuals--psudomyms that you know--or don't know, the nameless, faceless ones....of course, Jenny Sparks, Cosmos, Arabesque and uh Micheal Wolsley. Some of them have a third of a face, some of them have three quarters of a face, most have no names... They have essentially been wrapped up into a neat package with their leader Chip Berlet as they march under the banner of the Ford Foundation--by an artist who portrayed them in a very ironic lampoon that you can see up at actindependent.org or at the Rense.com, um, website."

"Captain [Eric May]... do you have any idea now who [Jenny Sparks] really is? And where she's located? And how is it possible to do this destabilization and wrecking simply through the internet, at long range? Does she depend on dupes? Or backward elements? How does she do it?"

"As for the scurrilous “Cosmos,” “Colonel Jenny Sparks,” “Arabesque,” and Michael Wolsey, to say nothing of their comrade in arms, the Ford Foundation’s favorite Chip Berlet, they have no interest in doing anything to stop the new 9/11 and the threatened war with Iran. Their sole focus is to harass and sabotage those who are undertaking action in that regard – and remarkably effective action it has turned out to be, despite the exertions of the wreckers."

[this was sent by email and is believed to have been written by Webster Tarpley]

"Dear friends - 9/11 blogger has been purchased by a mysterious millionaire from Texas, who for all we know could be Karl Rove or Neil Bush.

[911blogger] is being run by ['George Washington'], who has chosen to support the Ford Foundation's Chip Berlet and his allies (Arabesque, Cosmos, Wolsey, and "Col. Jenny Sparks", all unknown people who joned [sic] 9/11 in 2006 primarily) in a series of attacks on the Kennebunkport Warning and its supporters. Wolsey has also attacked Thierry Meyssan, Gerhard Wisnewski, and myself. [...] reprehensor, who had been my contact there, is a person of ability and character, but he has been driven out by the new management. 911blogger can no longer be relied upon for anything. We are trying to do an intelligence job to figure out who the new owner is. We also need to know more about this ['George Washington']. Our cartoon sums up the situation -- enclosed. We need to find other channels for publicity -- this one is useless for the moment."

US Senate Candidate Leland Lehrman, an associate of Webeter Tarpley writes:

"My first reaction to the controversy was to hope for reconciliation, but there appears to be no way to make this happen. Mr. Tarpley is adamant that the arrival of Chip Berlet of the Ford Foundation is evidence of a major counterorganizing initiative and he is decisive that even those who cannot be proven agents must be warned of the consequences of their alliance, intentional or otherwise."

[False statements/Disinformation labeled in red. Ad-hominem/irrelevant personal commentary highlighted in purple. See a response to these accusations here, here, and here.

911 blogger has not been "purchased" by anyone, and certainly not by Karl Rove. We request/invite Webster Tarpley to supply actual evidence to support the claim that we work for the Ford Foundation and are affiliated with Chip Berlet. Being opposed to divisive language of Webster Tarpley and his associates does not constitute evidence that we are being funded by the Ford Foundation.

Unlike Tarpley, we have accumulated "massive evidence" to support our assertion that the Kennebunkport Warning promoters are being divisive and abusive.]

Tarpley’s fellow LaRouche associate and signer of the Kennebunkport Warning, Craig Hill piled on with gusto:

"The hoax lies in the lies of the signers"

"The stupefying behavior of so-called peace activists who seem bent on making sure disaster strikes again"

"Dahlia Wasafi is the original instigator of the campaign to destroy the messenger and the message of the Kennebunkport Warning"

"Dahlia is worse even than a liar, she is either part of the war effort she claims she denounces or an idiot out of her depth."

"Unlike Dahlia and Cindy, Bruce doesn't play gotcha or switcheroo with those he thought were natural allies."

"They are the ones of dubious integrity."

"Cindy's got a lot of 'splainin to do"

"The hoax here consists of a rally, essentially, by some of the signers to protect Dahlia's family by amazingly, clumsily, arrogantly and stupidly destroying the credibility of a patriot who is simply trying to do what they have not the guts or brains to do on their own."

"The bitterly dubious integrity of Cindy Sheehan or her crapulous judgment"


I'm beginning to think more and more that the peace movement is very much more infiltrated, and controlled even by elements of the perpetrators, coming from the perpetrators than even the 9-11 movement... And the reason I say that is that it seems now on 911blogger, which is supposedly THE authority on the internet such as it is for all things 9-11, has taken the side of these people who I call the Dahliar 4. In other words, the Dah-Liar 4. D-A-H-L-I-A-R Just put an R at the end of the name Dahlia.

Craig Hill also wrote the following to Kennebunkport Warning investigator Jenny Sparks via email:

"Unlike Web, who detects the smell of scum from the other side of the computer, i do not for a minute believe the cartoon known as Col Jenny Sparks draws a paycheck from the govt outside welfare. He (not a Jenny, tho probably a wannabe) is too young and too ignorant of too much and too many in the movement, by his own admission. His cutesypie writing style is immaturely directed to impress his little audience of equally insignificant fellow underachieving pseudo-9/11aware couch potato typists. He is likely a mischevious youngish man (lives at home with mom, bangs away all day at a computer in the basement) with way too much malicious time on his hands to do anything worthwhile with his little miserable bug-like existence. Thinks it's cool to say "squire", "guv", "sunbeam" (wow!) and (oh, that iconoclastic striking out at Authority!) "Webbie", which his little circle of even younger giggling apolitical boy/girl buds who look up to him think is so de rigeur. Thinks he reveals his worldy wise knowledge of inner circle talk to intro his gigglers to Nico as if Web didn't know him (yawn), "warning" Web that Nico means trouble, oooooh, "watch out!", you heard it first from the Drudge [his hero] of the pseudo-9/11 movement, the Cartoon Col. As if any of his drivel is important beyond his pathetic little ego, his laughable little cutesypie insistence to "Apologize!" to the Dahliar 4, who have done nothing to further anything ever in the 9/11 movement for which they have nothing but contempt for having lied about signing the sheet they knew they signed, not giving a flying fuck for the lives of the Iranians who could jolly well melt like a grilled cheese sandwich under the coming onslaught of the buscists [sic?] Jenny and they embraced by not denouncing the attack before the event, which is all Bruce and Web were interested in forestalling. But no, little boy Jeniffer proves Dahlia is the idiot she really is for accepting his apology for the entire 9/11 movement he has absofuckinglutely nothing to do with, at any point, ever, including before his pathetic bug-like existence down in mommy's basement." [False statements marked in red. 'Jenny Sparks' is indeed a woman]

As if this was not enough evidence of divisive behavior, Dan Abrahamson, a Tarpley associate and supporter/signer of the Kennebunkport Warning wrote:

"Those who seek to discredit the Kennebunkport warning exhibit a devastatingly tragic myopia (or worse), as they selfishly attempt to engineer a divisive conflict entirely of their own creation, while foolishly ignoring the material substance of the document."

"This picture encapsulates everything that's wrong with the typical 9-11 conspiracy lemmings and losers, who are completely useless, and in fact, counterproductive to progress. It's a self-contained pyramid scheme psy-op now, with ignorant followers resorting to pathetic street recruiting like Hari Krishnas, attempting to wake up people to "the truth" (which is about as deep as their idiotic bumper sticker slogans). If anything, these 911 cultists are lost souls who deserve pity."

"(Look at these poor saps... the sign blaming it all on the "neocons" is the biggest joke of all, not only unsupported by the facts, but also foolishly pitting the 911 issue in the left-right paradigm. As if these problems will stop after Cheney leaves office? This photo is yet more ammunition exposing how brainwashed the 911 conspiranoid cultists have become. There. I said it... And why do 911Blogger and similarly demoralizing, heavily censored cult hangouts promote these kinds of photos? Let us pity these three men, who probably think they are practicing "activism" with their public cult recruiting)." [False statements/Disinformation marked in red]

Elsewhere, Mr. Abrahamson had a "FFlagNews Brand New Quiz Game: 'Guess that 911 cultist!'" In these videos, he continued his personal attacks against Cosmos, (a Kennebunkport Warning investigator), Alex Jones, and Steven Jones.

Kevin Barrett, yet another supporter/signer of the Kennebunkport Warning wrote:

Forgery is a serious crime, and falsely accusing someone of forgery is an even more serious crime. Yes, I think Webster Tarpley made a terrible mistake by accusing his misguided, ignorant, badly mistaken opponents on this issue of being infiltrators. Webster should apologize forthwith. But Tarpley’s ill-considered accusation is nothing next to the mendacious fraud accusations put forth by the four regretful signatories. It is they, far more than Tarpley, who must apologize quickly if they want to retain any credibility. Frankly, if I were one of the Warning’s organizers, I would be strongly considering legal action. The possibility of cointelpro involvement in this affair is not to be dismissed. It is hard to imagine how anyone could be so stupidly unethical as to make transparently false accusations of forgery without some form of pressure having been applied. That pressure could come from threats; or, more likely, from “nice antiwar friends” from the foundation-funded pseudo-left... the kind of people professional 9/11 coverup agent Chip Berlet hangs out with. Cindi Sheehan and her foundation-funded fake-peace-movement “friends” are easy targets for this kind of manipulation by professional psy-oppers. Wake up, Cindi! Anyone who takes foundation money is on the CIA payroll. The foundation-funded “left” magazines, radio shows, and organizations are CIA propaganda outlets. It really IS that simple. [comment by Arabesque: We oppose divisive language like "fake-peace movement 'friends'" and "stupidly unethical" as seen prolifically in this post--not the warning. See what Cindy Sheehan and the anti-war activists actually said.]
Barrett was less dramatic on his radio show, 9/11 and Empire with his guest Leeland Lehrman on October 2, 2007:

I think [Webster Tarpley] went too far and made a serious blunder when he sarcastically these four people on the other side of him on this Kennebunkport issue and suggested that they were infiltrators in the 9/11 truth movement. I know a couple of those people who clearly are not infiltrators, they were just somewhat mistaken in how they dealt with the Kennebunkport issue. I think Webster was so upset, and I can understand why about this whole thing that he made this mistake. I have urged him to apologize to these people, but he’s sticking to his guns.”

Leeland Lehrman replied:

Tarpley was making the point to me that in going into the emotionality of the various reasons why these people might be doing what they’re doing turns the whole 9/11 operation into an internal soap-opera activity which is from a disinformation or political standpoint ideal for our opponents in this struggle, because it makes it impossible for us to actually use our understanding to actively campaign against their current agenda” [Misleading Statements marked in red. Read this post for yourself and ask yourself why Mr. Tarpley and his associates have spent so much of their energy attacking us?]

These comments are attributed to emails by Captain Eric May, another supporter of the Kennebunkport Warning:

"I believe that... the more prolific of our antagonists in the Kennebunkport Warning matter were professional agitators. To take one example, 'Colonel Jenny Sparks' was harassing both the Oregon Truth Alliance and Portland Nuclear Inquest (which I lead) in the weeks before the Kennebunkport Warning. In typical agitator fashion, she claimed to do so in order to defend the 911 Truth Movement and debunk our "alarmism" for alerting Portland to the dangers the nuclear simulation, Operation Noble Resolve. She and cohorts infiltrated both group lists and hurled monkey wrenches in every direction before getting the boot. As a lasting memorial of the encounter, they then set up their own user group, made up of a mixed set of a dozen agitators and useful idiots, largely dedicated to damning me and browbeating [other local activists]. Every once in awhile I read it for amusement."

"I wasn't referring to Cosmos in my comments about the disinformation efforts being conducted at 9/11Blogger. Candidly, I can't remember any particular comments by Cosmos. As for the equally pseudonymic Jenny Sparks and Arabesque, it's easier for me to have an informed opinion about them. Were I not busier with more important things, I think I could come up with a pretty good article identifying those who are either actual COINTELPRO or merely useful idiots being manipulated by COINTELPRO, and perhaps even grouped them according to the cells within which they work. In some cases over the last four years, my associates and I have even been able to trice [sic] COINTELPRO agents back to their FBI handlers." [False statements/disinformation marked in red]

Eric May accused those of investigating the Kennebunkport Warning of being "trained COINTELPRO professionals" and "military assets" in an interview with Webster Tarpley:

"Uh, with Jenny Sparks I think you're at both ends--I think she uses professional cointelpro cooperation and then useful idiots where ever they can be found... They're... trained cointelpro professionals--agitprop activists--and their job is not to produce positive analysis. If you can look far and near for any article of any consequence, by any of these people and you'll not find it. But what you'll find is a constant rat-a-tat of criticism against anyone else's work. And that is because their mission is not to develop the area of 911 analyses, or the next 911 prediction--it's to impede 911 analysis and prediction. So, these are classic disinformation tacticsyou have to realize there are organized cointelpro cells… I've run into half a dozen of them. Anything from military professionals who went by rank, although would not sign their work, to, you know, cute synonyms like Arabesque or Jenny Sparks who would not sign their work… they usually coalesce and target specific points. You have to see them as military assets."

[False statements/disinformation marked in red. Ad-hominem commentary in purple. See a response to these accusations here, here, and here. Again, I supported the Kennebunkport warning with my own research. My main objection is the divisive language and accusations of the Kennebunkport Warning promoters. See also: Praise for Arabesque: 9/11 Truth. See also: Jenny Sparks' response to some of these false claims.]

Jim Fetzer, a signer and supporter of the Kennebunkport Warning commented on Webster Tarpley's radio show:

Now, I think that those of 911Blogger need to wake up and smell the roses--the movement has been massively infiltrated, and they maybe unable to sort things out. One of the reasons being that is a closely closed operation on Blogger. They operate with a kind of group think, Webster, where anyone who veers outside of a certain narrowly defined channel of research is assaulted savagely, verbally on the list. [False statements marked in red]

In response to questions about the Kennebunkport Warning, LaRouche associate and (you guessed it), signer of the warning Bruce Marshall blew up in anger at Cosmos on his radio show:

Bruce Marshall: There’s a lot of divisiveness.

Cosmos: And calling people “wretched individuals” and “appalling liars” is not… bridge-building behavior...

Bruce Marshall: [interrupting] and who’s doing that? Who’s doing that? [inaudible]

Cosmos: I feel... these woman deserve an apology...

Bruce Marshall: Well, where were they being called wretched individuals?

Cosmos: That’s actually a Webster Tarpley quote.

Bruce Marshall: Oh, this is interesting... [later] I put this into the perspective of… who signed what, and why they said they didn’t sign what they signed, and this type of thing… is, you know, all this hullabaloo is, I mean it’s acrid, it’s an aspect of the human condition...

Cosmos: ...they said they “wished the authors of this warning well… they were very courteous. So all the hatred, and all the animosity is coming from the people who promoted this document, and it really doesn’t add up… a lot of us in the movement really don’t want people who are claiming to represent us treating leaders from the anti-war movement in such a way.

Bruce Marshall: [In an angry voice:] You are talking to me in very disrespectful way. Do you know what you’re doing? [...] You are doing something that is—is despicable here! Now you listen up! [...] You don’t know the story, Sir. People have—you don’t have the story kid. […]

Cosmos: Do you think there’s any chance to heal this with these women, maybe offer an apology for the language that’s been hurled at them, publicly?

Bruce Marshall: [Yelling] Oh! Why don’t you talk about the language that’s been hurled at Janine! Calling her a liar, calling me a liar!

Cosmos: I haven’t seen any of that.

Bruce Marshal: [angry voice:] You, you, you aren’t understanding the facts, that’s why you interrupt me when I tell you about what things are! I really shouldn’t have come on this show, because I understand that there’s, there’s—it’s being negative towards healing. You are actually acting in a divisive way! Ok

Cosmos: Really?

Bruce Marshall: [angry voice:] You don’t understand what’s going on!

Cosmos: […] I don’t know what to make of all this, maybe if these guys want to calm down, and join us at a later time, we can try to resolve this a bit more.
Yet another LaRouche associate, Laurie Dobson speculated that the anti-war signers were afraid:

“Based on emails I have received, it is obvious to me that the big name people are afraid, but I believe that they should not defame those who asked them to sign the petition.”

“After seeing this petition/statement posted on the internet, a few of the signers became afraid that they would be 'wearing orange jumpsuits' because they signed the petition. I think they are being told that they will be targeted if they don't recant. This is unfortunate and unnecessary.”

What evidence did she offer to support these statements? Nothing. Not only did they not present any evidence, Webster Tarpley admitted in his 9/11 power-point presentation that he was only guessing that the anti-war activists were afraid:

"They began to receive pressure, they were intimidated—I'm only guessing, I know how these things works. Intimidated. Threatened."
In fact, Cindy Sheehan has not backed down from her previous comments about 9/11, nor on her previous statement on Alex Jones' radio show that there is a distinct chance that a false flag attack could occur.

It is apparent that Mr. Tarpley is also "guessing" that Arabesque, Cosmos, Jenny Sparks, and Wolsey are "COINTELPRO", and "work for the Ford Foundation" since he has provided no real evidence to support these claims. Is it a coincidence or conspiracy that most of the attacks against the anti-war activists are all coming from LaRouche associates?

As for the investigators of the Kennebunkport Warning Controversy, Cosmos of Truthaction has been getting vicious “hate mail” from a signer of the warning for covering this controversy, warning him not to investigate it. An anonymous YouTube poster began posting videos of Webster Tarpley and Captain May attacking the Kennebunkport Warning investigators along with text messages accusing us of belonging to "Al Qaeda". Annonymous Blogs, Videos, and emails (quite possibily but not proven to be individuals associated with the Kennebunkport warning) posted objectionable content including threats of violence against 9/11 truth activists and those investigating the controversy surrounding the Kennebunkport Warning.

All of these statements are documented and many are linked to in their original sources. Others are emails, and a few of them are attributed statements.

If the point of CoIntelPro is to divide and weaken activist groups, then why are all of the signers affiliated with LaRouche and their Kennebunkport Warning supporters trying to do their dirty work by engaging in copious amounts of divisive behavior? When almost all of the Kennebunkport Warning supporters engage in vitriolic name calling, and prolific accusations (mostly without evidence), the possibility emerges that this could be a coordinated campaign of disruption. For discussion of Agent Provocateurs and their tactics, read my essay 9/11 Truth and Division: Disinformation, Agent Provocateurs, and False Adversaries.

Here is a summary of the many accusations by Webster Tarpley and his associates:
[provably disinformation/false marked in red]

  • 911Blogger.com has been purchased by a millionaire and could be run by Karl Rove
  • 9/11 activists Arabesque, Jenny Sparks, Cosmos, and Michael Wosley "oppose the Kennebunkport Warning"; they "have no interest in doing anything to stop the new 9/11 and the threatened war with Iran." [see Arabesque's research, Cosmos' radio show, and Michael Wolsey's article on the controversy]
  • 9/11 activists Arabesque, Jenny Sparks, Cosmos, and Michael Wosley are COINTELPRO, "organized COINTELPRO cells","trained COINTELPRO professionals"
  • 9/11 activists Arabesque, Jenny Sparks, Cosmos, and Michael Wosley are stooges, pawns, foot soldiers, or dupes
  • 9/11 activists Arabesque, Jenny Sparks, Cosmos, and Michael Wosley work for the Ford Foundation
  • 9/11 activists Arabesque, Jenny Sparks, Cosmos, and Michael Wosley work for Chip Berlet
  • 9/11 activists Arabesque, Jenny Sparks, Cosmos, and Michael Wosley are slanders, poison pens, saboteurs, and wreckers
  • 9/11 activists Arabesque, Jenny Sparks, Cosmos, and Michael Wosley are part of an "FBI Counter Gang"
  • 9/11 activists Arabesque, Jenny Sparks, Cosmos, and Michael Wosley are "military assets"
  • 9/11 activists Arabesque, Jenny Sparks, Cosmos, and Michael Wosley are "professional agitators"
  • 9/11 activists Arabesque, Jenny Sparks, Cosmos, and Michael Wosley could be "working under multiple pseudonyms"
  • 9/11 activists Arabesque, Jenny Sparks, Cosmos, and Michael Wosley have not produced "any article of any consequence"
  • 9/11 activists Arabesque, Jenny Sparks, Cosmos, and Michael Wosley are members of "Al Qaeda"
  • 9/11 activist Jenny Sparks is a "He (not a Jenny, [though] probably a wannabe)", a "little boy"
  • 9/11 activist Comos is a "Chechen terrorist"
  • 9/11 activist Jenny Sparks could be a "cigar chomping FBI agent"
  • 9/11 activist Jenny Sparks could "work for a branch of Shin Bet somewhere in the Occupied Territories or a subcommittee of the National Security Council"
  • Cindy Sheehan and four other anti-war activists are "wretched individuals" and "appalling liars"--they joined together (in a conspiracy) to deny signing a document (after signing it) because they are scared of "losing their foundation funding" and "authoritarian forces".
I believe that the Kennebunkport Warning promoters should explain why they are acting in this divisive manner. It is not our responsibility to provide a motive for their actions.

9/11 whistle-blower Kevin Ryan observed:

People asked how this could have happened. Then accusations were made, culminating in some ludicrous claims that some of our best leaders were disinformation agents for the government. How can we tell? Because, for example, one wears sunglasses and another has a beard. Brilliant... As usual, we’ll see how these things develop, but we don’t really need any more warnings. We’ll do what we can to communicate the vital need for 9/11 truth and reach out to others in our country who work for peace. Until then, my thoughts and support go out to the great Cindy Sheehan, my friends Jon Gold and Michael Wolsey, the fine writer Arabesque, and those others who were unfairly treated in this incident. Hang in there and don’t give up hope.
Here is how respected 9/11 researcher Jim Hoffman characterized the Kennebunkport Warning Controversy on Cosmos' radio show:

It’s so clear. What possible motive would there be someone to go making these vicious characterizations of these really well known peace activists like Cindy SheehanWhen people like [Cosmos], Arabesque, and Wolsey report on it, to be viciously attacked by Tarpley with all these ridiculous accusations of COINTELPRO…? Very entertaining to watch, very vivid, just lurid—it’s ridiculous. It’s all just completely concocted, he makes it sound like you, and Wolsey and these people that he’s saying are COINTELPRO just popped up in the last year is just an utter lie. I think it’s a really good test of whether people are really in this in the benefit of our movement: are going to tolerate this sort of thing? Where are the voices of the alleged leaders of the 9/11 truth movement about this and similar incidents? I think the silence from some quarters is deafening.

See also:

The Kennebunkport Warning Controversy: A Study in Divisive Accusations, Insults, and Ad-Hominem Attacks

The Truthaction Investigation

9-11 Synthetic Error: The meltdown of Webster G. Tarpley