An Open Letter To Senator Mikulski And The
Senate Select Committee On Intelligence And The Intelligence
I am writing to you to share with me some concerns I have with the
way I have been abused by members of the US intelligence
community. Because of the open nature of this letter, I will have
to talk around some issues, but those on the committee will fully
understand what and who specifically I am talking about as I
suspect many of the issues surrounding a long running federal
investigation into me and my work have probably in some shape or
form already come before your committee.
A few years ago, I was contacted by a long time CIA officer
(formerly a Senior Executive there under the Panetta tenure) and
former friend and was made aware that my name had been included
with the names of several others to be used by an undercover CIA
operative who would be unable to contact anyone even remotely
associated with the US government, while undercover. This person
was to operate in a highly sensitive and politically dangerous
situation overseas. My site and name were give to him so that when
it was time for him to come home, I could let others know and
arrangements could be made to make that happen.
First of all, I did not really want to become involved in this. My
work here at my site is not to really get involved in those kinds
of things and my permission was not asked for before my
name went on that list.
This angered me at the time, as for many years, I told this person
time and again I did not want my name appearing anywhere at his
place of employment as I did not and do not trust them. My
professional contact with most of the CIA's officers in the past
(and there have been a few) have shown them to be some of the
worst kinds of rather ardent racists. I just did
not want to deal with that place on that level ever again. This
CIA officer did not respect my wishes and not only used my name
liberally, he put my name as a point of contact on this very
sensitive operation. I was made aware of what this soon to be
operation as well as the what operative/person/entity was going to
do in the broadest of terms many months before and in less clear
terms, the purpose of it. Having worked in the intel business for
over a decade, I know the deal and did not want to leave anyone
'hanging in the wind', so to speak. So I was going to reluctantly
For the record, I kept my mouth shut during the time his operation
was underway (and still have though I know it is winding down) but
was not sure who this person was if and when he contacted me. He
may have and he may not have done so. I don't know for sure. There
is one person I suspected but the simple fact was, when I did
email this person, within hours my VPNs and Internet connection
went bonkers and my 'unconventional' DNS server went down and the
notification that said on their site that they had never
been served with a warrant, was taken down just a few days later.
In short, all manner of strange and evil things began to happen
whenever I mailed this person.
I had no way of knowing who this person was for sure by email
under those circumstances, though I could follow his actions via
the news. [FYI others who will read this, real names are never
used in this business]. But more importantly as a direct
result of my attempts to help with this covert operation, I came
under a full fledged investigation by the DOD who later became
aware of this CIA operation and wanted to do all in its power
to undermine it. Other federal agencies also became involved
in investigating me. The surveillance was near total with a full
team operating out of one of the nearby apartments. Even my
neighbors were co-opted, destroying my reputation here where I
live. They all probably now think I brew Meth or molest kids or
I had people (not neighbors) constantly passing by my home and
peering in my windows and at least one home invasion,
though I am 90% certain there were others as well. Of course a
full computer scan of my laptop that could not be turned off
- initiated by the insertion of a personal USB drive into it.
I also came under what amounted to near harassment in many of the
local places I frequent, to my local restaurant and gym. It became
very annoying. At first I thought this was about Jeffery Sterling
who once frequented by site. But later I found it this was about
this other operation.
What I have come to suspect Senator is goes like this.
What I know is that - I do have some powerful folks within
the Intelligence community who really hate what I do here and have
threatened me through intermediaries. I know who they are. I have
long known it and known that they are always looking to find ways
of setting me up. They have tried it many times in the past. They
don't like Black folks and they don't like Christians and they use
the considerable power they have within the community to do set
ups, slander, mock and even engage in more criminal activities in
order to silence voices they want silenced. It may not be legal
for them to do some of these things, but they do them all the
same. They assume the oversight committee's won't do anything
I strongly suspect that my name went on that list of
contacts for this operation for the express intent of
making sure others found out about any contact I had with this
operative in order to have an excuse to initiate an investigation
into me – break into my home, look for stuff, see if they could
find anything ANYTHING to use against me to shut me up and put me
where they think all Black folks belong, in jail. [This may not
make sense to anyone but those in the Intelligence Oversight
Committee, sorry - but it may help if you put this operation
more into the 'counter-intelligence' category.]
It was hinted to me in a round about way that they were looking
for porn and sex toys and other compromising stuff to use against
me. I have nothing like that in my home and they know that. The
most 'evil' thing I have in my home is occasionally I have a six
pack of Sam Adams in the Fridge, like during the holidays.
As I stated in an earlier post, they even had the gall to use the
fake repair man routine and with him was a small child. I won't
get into what they started, but they stopped in the middle of what
was clearly a rehearsed routine. Then the repair man opened up to
me about his experience in a drug bust years ago, that nearly
killed him. Then I knew that this was a set up and they pressed
him to do what he did.
Dear Senator, I am not looking for revenge and I am fairly certain
that at least on some level you are aware of at least some of
these things, I can tell that someone is aware by some of the
things I have seen done quietly in the back pages of some clued in
news sites. Thank you to those who have done the right thing.
However, I humbly request that you make sure that these things
don't happen again to me or anyone else and that I am never
again contacted by the CIA, its officers or its contractors in
any official or semi-official capacity. I was more than
wiling to help them secure the nation and do the right thing when
it came to this operation, even though my permission was not
asked for. I don't want to hear any excuses, explanations,
apologies, or other mendacious or self serving words from that
quarter. Rather I want to hear nothing but silence from the
National Level intelligence community. In short, I want my name to
go on permanent, 'off limits' and 'do not contact list'.
Should they come by a threat to my life and must by law report and
make me aware, please, I respectfully request that they use the
DOJ or the DHS, or State/Local Law enforcement to inform me. I
want no more direct contact with the DOD's intelligence people or
the CIA. I don't want to wind up in jail on some trumped up or
framed up charges because I trusted these people again.
If this is 'burning bridges', lets put some administrative
land-mines on both sides of it to make sure it never gets built
again as well.
Senator, I may be a bit of a 'windbag' when it comes to my
criticism of US foreign policy, but that does not mean I am any
less loyal than those who are always in agreement with it who just
want to sound patriotic when they don't know what they are talking
about half the time. I am no brown-noser or bobblehead.
As a military veteran, American citizen and resident of the state
of Maryland, I deserve to be treated better than I have been. In
return for trying to help my country out as a private citizen,
they tried to abuse the legal system to destroy a Black Veteran.
No one likes being stabbed in the back.
My former friend? His job (what he was being paid
to do in his federal paycheck) was to protect me from this kind of
witch hunt. Instead, he was one of 'facilitators' of the
investigation. He put me on a list that got me put under this
witch hunt to begin with and then helped them do the hunting. I
will stop short of accusing him directly of being the power behind
this, but to put it bluntly its pretty hard for me not to come to
I ask that you seriously look into these matters and ensure that
those over at the CIA and DOD go after the enemies of this
country, rather than its loyal citizens and military veterans and
that some controls and checks and balances that are more effective
than the ones that they have now are put in place. The CIA
and DOD have too many hard core racists and men who are all too
happy to sell arms and give military training to Nazi's and
racists (as in Ukraine) and always have an excuse why they need to
'investigate' and set up America's Black citizens.
I make this letter public because it's time to shine some light on
the dirt going on over inside the Intelligence Community. Too
often people are too scared or cowardly to speak out about the
crap they have been put through.
I am not one of them. If they want to pull a
'Michael Hastings' on me for speaking out, that is their business.
But I am not going to cower down in fear.
Nothing is more dangerous to the nations security than a security
apparatus that targets its own loyal citizens.
I do not say these things out of hatred, malice or any desire for
revenge. I have waited so long to write because I did not want to
do so in anger. Needless to say, I was pretty angry. I simply want
to live a quiet life in peace and not be harassed by Intelligence
officials who obviously have nothing better to do or spend
taxpayer money on than to go after private citizens, Veterans and
men like me who were willing to help their country.
I thank you for your time and patience in attending to this
Mark S. Watson