Posted by: Editor on 2008-01-25 17:03:43
Updated by: Editor on 2008-06-13 21:15:12
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How is this for sheer nerve?
Look above at the number of people who have read this story. Months have passed since it was first published here. The only result is that the US law enforcement agency involved and its partners have increased the number of sexually explicit images of under aged girls on the web site we are trying to expose. This should tell you what US law enforcement thinks of anyone who tries to expose its corruption. Such is their power, they simply do not care.
The latest insult
The latest response of the American authorities to our attempts to expose their exploitation of Masha and other young girls has been to add more sexually explicit images of underaged girls on the web site they are using to entrap individuals. That they would continue to use images of girls they claim to have rescued from child pornographers, some now known to the world at large, and even add more is an indication of the extent of their arrogance and their dis-interest in the opinions of citizens who may dare to criticize them.
It has now become even more dangerous to access the web site mentioned below. If you were to report it to the police they could arrest you. This is truly organized crime!
Every image of a child being abused - - - .
The heading on our original story was that the police claimed that 'Every image of a child being abused abuses that child all over again'. We went on to say that the police should know as they are the main publishers of the images. An outstanding example was perhaps the most famous child victim, Masha, and they are now exploiting her over and over again by using her images as a honeytrap.
'Children saved from global sex ring', screams the latest CEOP press release which claims that eight British children have been rescued from sexual predators belonging to a global paedophile ring. "The youngsters, aged between six and 14, were identified from thousands of images seized in an international police operation."
They would not have had much trouble identifying the kids as they already had their images. The US and UK police now control virtually all of the child porn images that are being published as they use them for entrapment purposes.
Here is Paul Griffiths, who heads the victim identification team at CEOP in the UK, after saying that the children 'saved' had been subjected to horrendous abuse: "In every image there is a child. These images are crime scene photos where children are being subjected to sexual abuse. This is not 'child pornography'."
No, it is not. It is law enforcement agency corruption based in the activities of the FBI who aid the UK police in the entrapment schemes.
Griffiths went on,"It's important to remember, too, that these children were not missing. They were located in the place where they were supposed to be safe - their own home - where their abuse was recorded and made available over the internet to satisfy sickening sexual desires of a deviant group of individuals."
Such as the ones who are still exploiting Masha above.
Every image of a child being abused - - -
The case was sensational. A single American man, Matthew Mancuso, a millionaire divorcee from suburban Pittsburgh, adopted 5-year-old Masha Allen from a Russian orphanage in 1998 with the assistance of a US adoption agency. Over the next five years, he used her as both his sex slave and as a child porn model to be shared with a small private circle on the Internet. She would probably have never become a famous child porn star were it not for the way her rescuers promoted her for their own ends, especially the Canadian police who helped to identify her. After years of abuse, police located her by identifying some backgrounds in the images, such as in Disney World in Florida. While Allen was the surname finally given to her, her original name was in Russian. After her rescue, her adoptive father Mancuso was sentenced to many years in prison and Masha was finally given a real adoptive mother.
Masha bravely went before a Congressional Committee, spoke to national newspapers and other media and appeared on Oprah. The draconian Masha’s Law was passed, tripling sentences and worsening the plight of families of those accused of involvement in child pornography and that of homeless sex offenders.
Happy ending for Masha and the child protection agencies? Perhaps not. Images of Masha are now being used on one or more US entrapment web sites to catch so-called sex predators who are looking for images of underage girls, or simply to entrap the curious or even serious researchers. See a later image HERE. In this second image Congressman Phil Gingery is posing with Masha and her new mother.
The image on top of this page is taken from what is almost certainly an American entrapment web site. It has been cropped here, because the lower part of the one on the entrapment site is more revealing. Please DO NOT access this web site as you will almost certainly be stepping into a trap. In the most unlikely case of it not being a trap, it would still be considered to be a child porn site, so you would enter it at great risk. That it manages to be there at all in America means that it is a trap. The web site in question is at www.mycandidteens.com and it is hosted by the large Californian server DreamHost.
Let me first present some problems, which may be of considerable concern to every decent citizen and certainly the business of a worthwhile journalist or editor. Even though I an experienced author and journalist have been tipped off about what is above and about what is to follow below, all of which amount to a possible major travesty, I cannot access and inspect the contents of this web site. Even if I am fairly sure that organized crime, the state itself or merely the police are involved in corruption using child pornography images, I cannot investigate it. If key information concerning such involvement is sent to me, I cannot show it to, or discuss it with, any law enforcement agency. The laws forbid me to do so. Should I or any other journalist discover a child actually being sexually abused through child pornography activities by the police or state or organized crime connected with either, we cannot act upon it. Which may be the specific case here. We certainly cannot use our journalistic skills to investigate it. Even when information is sent to us, as in this case of Masha, we have great difficulty dealing with it. If we try to produce evidence that organizations such as CEOP are re-cycling material in their propaganda campaign of 'saving children' we will be arrested. Apart from the considerable risk from the law enforcement agencies themselves, there is risk from both servers shutting down our web sites at the request of such organizations as the British Internet Watch Foundation (IWF) and from Google. Not only has Google already de-listed this Inquisition21 web site (likely at the request of the IWF) for almost a year because we were the Operation Ore class action campaign site revealing information that the police wanted to stay hidden, it has recently censored several sites that tried to discuss this Masha story. Even Wikipedia has removed its version of the Masha story on 27 May 2007.
(Note: Because of the latest developments on top this situation has actually now become worse. More about that below.)
Here now, however, I take this extraordinary story a few steps further. By now, many journalists and activists concerned with how the police deal with the child pornography laws are aware that the American police and some related agencies are the main, and likely the sole, dealers in and publishers of images of child pornography, using them for entrapment purposes. The main agencies other than the police similarly involved are those dealing in sex offender programs where images of child pornography are used together with the penile plethysmograph (PPG) discussed in the index page story ‘The Malleus Maleficarum and the new heretics’. Some of us, not many to be sure, condemn both practices, but run up against the arguments about ‘for the sake of children’ and ‘if it catches or reforms predators’ and so on. Outside the US, certain police forces such as those in Great Britain where it was not legal to use images of child pornography in the same way appear to have used the US law enforcement agencies to entrap individuals outside America, as in Great Britain where some of the Operation Ore class action activists received unsolicited illegal material which their own experts declared to be from the FBI.
It is important for what now follows to set this background, which is that, however reprehensible or unjust, the use of child pornography images in these ways is legal in America.
On January 24 2008, I was informed by American sources about the www.mycandidteens.com web site, which you have been advised not to visit, and that some of its leading images were those of Masha, the rescued girl. The image on top of this page was still on the index page together with the usual invitations to see more inside in Junel 2008. I stress this as the web site may vanish or move elsewhere and hope that volunteer experts have some way to archive its contents safely and legally. Apart from my own restricted abilities to compare the few legal images of Masha (mainly post-rescue when she had become a teenager) with the index page image of her on the entrapment site, unless others have information about her, we have only the word of my American informants that this is indeed Masha being exploited again. Even if it’s not her, it is still an underage girl being flagrantly exploited for ‘the sake of the children’. One cannot but recall the hackneyed cry, heard over and over from the police and child protectors – “Every image of child abuse is a child being abused.”
My American informants wrongly suspected that the Marsh Law Firm was involved with the server DreamHost as the organisers of the entrapment site. “(We made) numerous abuse reports and complaints to the hosting company which were ignored as well as numerous attempts to contact Mr. Marsh himself to no avail.”
Here is James Marsh writing to me on February 1 2008: “For the record, neither me nor anyone associated with my firm has seen Masha Allen for almost two years.
“When I discovered the existence of the site www.mycandidteens.com in December 2007, I immediately informed the government officials responsible for Masha's health and safety, Betzi White and her assistant Michelle Rager, that they should exert every effort to investigate www.mycandidteens.com. Obviously they have failed to do anything to protect their ward.
“Also for the record, we haven't brought any lawsuits under Masha's Law and my position concerning her situation could not be clearer: http://www.childlaw.us/masha-allen/
“Masha was never rescued, acquired or head-hunted (at least not by me); her adoptive mother retained me in late June 2005 to uncover the truth about her government-approved international adoption by Matthew Mancuso. I did not learn about the mycandidteens site until December 2007, I have never even heard of Dream Host until now, and yes it does appear that Masha continues to be exploited over and over again.
“Your questions and inquiries are most appropriately addressed to the government officials, judges, social workers and lawyers who are currently responsible for Masha's well-being. James R. Marsh, Esq.”
This is most interesting and revealing. James Marsh informed the government about the Masha images in December 2007. We can now be virtually certain that the images on mycandidteens.com were those of Masha, taken when she was being modelled for the child pornography sites and then seized by the FBI. This question must now be asked of Masha’s government protectors, Betzi White and her assistant Michelle Rager. Why is Masha still being exploited by images of her being offered thus? Has the most famous girl ever rescued from abusers and child pornographers become titillating bait to be used to entrap so-called predators? Are you complicit in this? Is there a connection between her now being vanished and her images suddenly re-appearing?
And as James Marsh suggests, I ask the government officials, judges, social workers and other lawyers who are currently responsible for Masha's well-being, “Has her well-being just been a sham to you? Where are any of you now? And which of you is still involved in her continuing exploitation?”
Perhaps we should have expected no better from the US government. Here is James Marsh on his blog (http://www.childlaw.us/masha-allen/): "When Masha was rescued, she was placed with a young single foster parent with her own history of sexual abuse, given an unlicensed Christian therapist and a Medicaid card. When the FBI reportedly 'moved her to another part of the country' a few months after her adoption, Masha was taken from the only community she knew and her thin support system was shattered. She began an unstable lifestyle which continues to this day. No therapists, no medical team, no house or meaningful compensation. Just a prayer and a press release and a one way ticket to nowhere."
And, having now read so many pious outburts from all those who celebrated her rescue, and wondering why they seem to no longer care, perhaps it's understandable for me to conclude that they were far more interested in the opportunity to introduce the draconian Masha's Law than they were in either Masha herself or any other little girl.
US Attorney Mary Beth Buchanan
US Attorney Mary Beth Buchanan was the law enforcement official who rescued Masha from Matthew Mancuso, the man who adopted her from Russia. She was intimately involved with every step of the case. She is currently in the news again for prosecuting Karen Fletcher, a 56-year-old recluse living on disability payments who will go on trial shortly on obscenity charges for writings on her web site called Red Rose, subscribed to by about two dozen individuals. Fletcher is one of only a handful of people prosecuted on obscenity charges by the Bush administration – that is, for writings only, including fiction, not images. She faces six felony counts for her writings which mainly feature the torture or degradation of young girls.
Mary Beth Buchanan is described as ‘the government’s most aggressive opponent of the spread of pornography in the nation’. One report is that ‘She is scornful of prosecutors who have avoided taking on obscenity cases. Unlike her counterparts, she said in a recent interview, “I’m not afraid of the challenges, legal or otherwise, here.”’ It went on “Ms. Buchanan said she selected cases that she hoped would have deterrent effects on other pornographers.”
“We want producers to know that these things are not tolerated,” she said.
A few more quotes about and by Mary Beth Buchanan in the Pennsylvania Tribune-Review: "The Internet has given predators access to children they previously would not have had. Children are often too trusting of adults." Question for you, Mary Beth Buchanan – Why is Masha still being sexually exploited by what must be a government agency?
(Despite the swelling ranks of online predators), "We are doing a better job of catching these people (including through her Pennsylvania Crimes Against Children Task Force). Question for you, Mary Beth Buchanan – Why don’t you now catch the organization still exploiting Masha?
Quote from the Tribune-Review: ‘U.S. Attorney Mary Beth Buchanan attributes the increase to greater Internet use among offenders and more skill by law enforcement agencies in tracking them down’. "The volume is so much greater, but the severity is also a lot worse," said Buchanan, who prosecuted such cases as an assistant U.S. attorney and formed a regional Crimes Against Children Task Force. "I think that people are still surprised at the level of violence that many of these predators will engage in." Question for you, Mary Beth Buchanan – is some of the greater Internet use among offenders caused by activities such as that which still displays images of Masha online and if so why don’t you stop it?
Quotes from Masha
"How can so many people enjoy the horrible things that happened to me?
"I know that these pictures will never end and that the abuse from them will go on forever. ...
"I want every single person who downloads my picture to go to jail and really be punished as much as possible. They are as bad as Matthew. ..
"Child pornography is not a victimless crime. I am a victim, and I still suffer everyday and every time someone sees me being abused."
So from her own mouth, all you government-paid protectors of Masha and other victims like her, listen -
"I still suffer everyday and every time someone sees me being abused."
"They are as bad as Matthew."
"I know that these pictures will never end and that the abuse from them will go on forever. ..."
How right she was.
Note on candidteens.com
From the index page. Welcome to mycandidteens.com. Summer price is $19.95, 100 000 pictures,everyday update.
Candid upskirt, candid pantyhose, candid park, candid beach, candid school girls, contribution, amatuer models posing, contribution from gymnastic girls, candid street shots, private shots. (All of which is beside Masha's image above.)
Received February 3 2008."(This web site) is the same one that has been spamming tens of thousands of images per day to legal newsgroups recently. - - - general teen porn designed to get people to then go and look at the site that may then entrap them.
"This is very similar to a site caled sweatsweet that did the same thing a few years ago and was also likely a FBI run site - - -."
"It is also worth remembering that the idiots in Canada brought this girl to public knowledge as they published her photo in an attempt to locate her and her abuser but unknown to them she had already been located by American police and was needlessly thrust into the public limelight to bolster the egos of the Canadian cops, this then meant she had no choice but to be used again by the Americans in their own publicity campaign."
By late June 2008, after trying to ask more questions from officials in America, it became obvious that the authorities did not have any interest in what this writer or the other objectors had to say about their continued exploitation of Masha as, blatantly, they still had her online.
Why now even more sexually explicit images of other young girls?
So why have they now blatantly added more sexually explicit images of other young girls to the front page? Forget the cheek of it. I, for example, am not surprised that they have a contempt for me or any other writer or journalist. That fact may, however, be of concern to every decent US citizen who becomes aware of it.
There is one possible reason. They are upping the ante and stopping any further investigation of this web site. Up to now few would have dared go beyond the index page. Now by placing extra explicit images of other young girls right on the index page, they are trying to ensure that anyone who attempts to expose them, or even criticize them for this exploitation, is instantly criminalized. As I said above, this is so brazen that it is truly organized crime. Hopefully, some more Americans will awake from their sleepwalk and begin to see what kind of state their legislators and police have created.
Operation Heiße Luft - Operation Hot Air.
Just as the date for the first court case in the operation Ore Group Action (Class action) neared, it seemed that a lifeline had been thrown to the UK Operation Ore police, prosecutors and expert witnesses that had destroyed the lives of thousands of UK families. The BBC first broke with a UK version of the German panic on Christmas Day 2007.
The BBC broadcast was followed by media hype and statements from experts such as the Internet Watch Foundation. There were the usual reports of children being raped, girls screaming and the listening police needing counselling. The main German public prosecutor appeared to be Peter Vogt, but one of his colleagues, Investigator Meyer, had already, unknowingly, made a prophetic statement to the media. He said that fighting child pornography was ‘a struggle against windmills’ in spite of recent successes. He could have more acurately said that it was like ‘tilting at windmills’.
For a few days it all made depressing reading, especially for those trying to reveal the truth about Operation Ore and its counterparts. Then came the first of several German headlines: “Ermittler kritisieren Kinderporno - Operation als Flop”. “Investigators criticize child porn operation as a flop. (http://www.spiegel.de/panorama/justiz/0,1518,525785,00.html)
And: “‘Huge child porno ring’ in Germany overstated.” And: “Mad administration expense for nearly nothing.”
The essence of the new reports was that the news of a massive child pornography network in Germany was greatly overstated, that Operation Himmel (Heaven) would produce practically nothing despite huge expenditure, and that ‘at best a handful’ of the some 500 suspects would end up in court. The other cases should have been ‘immediately shelved’ because there was no evidence. Most of the suspects had only clicked on pornographic websites for a few seconds, probably by accident, and not long enough to download anything.
By now however news of the ‘ring - the largest ever found in Germany’ had been passed to authorities in 70 other countries. The headline to best sum it all up was "Operation Heiße Luft" (http://www.heise.de/tp/r4/artikel/26/26963/1.html “Operation Hot Air.”
On January 12 2008, this web site received a communication from a Russian source. Part of it reads as follows:
“Have you heard of the new case in Germany involving alone 12,000 peoples in Germany that have allegedly accessed a CP site? I got the following information:
- some questionable webmaster has installed an alleged CP portal at the hosting provider Strato AG in Berlin - the website generated so much traffic, that the technicians decided to have a closer look at the site and allegedly found illegal pictures involving children
- the case got reported to the prosecution office in Berlin
- alone 12000 unique visitors from Germany have been identified so far, a huge police action is rolling all over Germany currently with thousands of searches, charges, etc.
- dozens of thousands of foreign IP's accessing the site have been forwarded to police in the respective countries thru Interpol.
”Now I got a few interesting information about the case. Allegedly the questionable Webmaster that had this alleged CP site was quite prolific and sent mass mails amounting in the millions all around the globe. The mass mail contained the link to the site and this is why such huge numbers of peoples accessed the site. Whoever was so unlucky to press the link in the spam got connected and therefore logged as accessing this illegal site. You can imagine the rest, but currently dozens of thousands of peoples are on the way to get busted and charged worldwide for having clicked on a link in a spam. The case has much wider dimensions than Operation Ore ever had.”
Depressingly, the German media mentioned the ‘legendary Landslide case’ as if unaware that it also has unravelled and continues to unravel. If the police in the 70 countries react in the same way as some reacted to the false Landslide information disseminated by the FBI, then great harm will continue to be done.
How the American police create crimes
(This was written before the Masha story above, but Masha's story gives it new significance.)
The manufacturing of crimes by the police is a very big industry in America, but it is part of the even bigger industry of the organized crime where the police, the legal profession and the judiciary act together to defraud and criminalize innocent citizens.
In a devastating indictment of the American justice system, the US writer, Paul Craig Roberts, has described some of the activities of the US police in an article titled ‘How the Police Create Crimes’. We were aware that the US police were legally using child pornography to entrap men over the Internet and also posing as underage girls and boys to ensnare men into meetings where they would be arrested and, even in some cases, filmed for television programmes. Stories have also been coming in to this web site about malicious women using help from male FBI agents and police to entrap their ex-husbands and boy friends and for years we have been hearing that the security services use women (all over the world incidentally) to entrap and ruin men who may be politically undesirable to American causes. Roberts now reports that the American police are planting attractive women half naked in parks, who entice passing males, engage them in conversation, pretend to begin to seduce them and ask to see their penises. When the foolish men comply, the police with their cameras still running pounce on them in triumph.
Other examples quoted by Roberts are the corrupt New York police ensnaring hundreds of innocents during 2007 via ‘Operation Lucky Bag’ by planting IPods, cell phones, wallets, and shopping bags in subway stations as if they had been dropped or abandoned. Pick them up and you are nicked for ‘Subway grand larceny’.
He gives a further example of an organized crime that is practised with ever increasing frequency also by the judiciary. A senior policeman, sheriff or judge tries to force you to sell him your property at a fraction of its value: you refuse and you become a target of the law enforcement apparatus. You are now at the mercy of a Gestapo.
When Roberts sums up, however, he strikes a chord with all that we have learned about the American justice system and see now also in Great Britain and other English-speaking countries which are copying it. “In our time, the police create crimes. And that is why the US prison population is twice the size of China's, an authoritarian country with a population four to five times larger than America's.”
It is very important that this be grasped in its fullest implications. It is in the interest of the police and the legal profession that crime be maintained. There are two broad classes of crime – illegal crime, committed by the underdogs, mainly black males in America, and legal crime committed by the establishment, mainly the judiciary, the rest of the legal profession and the police. The legal criminals need the illegal crime to justify their own predatory roles. How often we see the ‘round up the usual suspects’ routine where any underdog is arrested for a crime whether he did it or not. The police get a result and the crimes which keep them and the legal profession in business continue to flourish.
So where does this lead to? Roberts says, “Americans are more at risk from the police than they are from criminals.” We now know of both law-abiding non-Americans and ex-Americans who are afraid to visit or return to America. Hundreds are now also leaving Great Britain every day to live abroad. The numbers of law-abiding citizens contemplating civil disobedience or even outright rejection of the authority of the state is growing. Here is one current example. If the proposed further criminalization of prostitution goes ahead in the UK, men who have never considered using prostitutes before may now begin to do so. Look at Operation Ore in the UK. One result is that it has brought together a small group of highly intelligent and often articulate and literate individuals determined to expose and punish the establishment for its abandonment of the principles of ordinary justice in its pursuit of results in the witch hunt of Ore.
A final piece of good advice from Roberts: “Never make the mistake of calling the police.”
The full Paul Craig Roberts article can be read in Counterpunch.