By Janet Phelan
This article is dedicated to Liza Goldsmith, artist and directed energy victim, b. November 16, 1970, d. June 1, 2023
A federal judge has dismissed the Targeted Justice lawsuit.
Claiming at the outset that the lawsuit, filed on behalf of eighteen individuals who claim that they have been placed, non-consensually, on a government blacklist and subsequently attacked with covert weaponry, is “bizarre and fantastical,” federal judge Lee Rosenthal went on, in his twenty-one page decision, to detail that the 1) individuals lacked standing to sue, that 2) the court lacks jurisdiction over the “individual-capacity defendants” (which include FBI Director Christopher Wray and others) and also points out that 3) Congress failed to provide a Bivens remedy for prior violations of “the sort alleged here, despite—as the plaintiffs allege—past governmental abuses of similar character.”
The dismissal references the MKUltra programs and states that “despite the abuses and subsequent condemnation of those programs, Congress did not create a damages cause of action for the individuals they allegedly harmed. The Bivens case law and this congressional inaction are reason enough to conclude that the plaintiffs cannot sue the individual defendants here for damages.”
While the sorts of abuses detailed in the lawsuit are echoed in the reports of “Havana Syndrome,” which has reportedly caused grave injury and disability in a number of US diplomats and CIA agents, the US government has continued to maintain that any such claims being launched by anyone outside these circles are false and “nutty.” The mainstream media has enforced this narrative and Congress, while rushing to pass a law to require medical aid for the vetted victims of Havana syndrome has continued to ignore the numerous claims that ordinary people are also now being assaulted with these weapons.
Those making these claims refer to themselves as “targeted individuals.” Their claims often use the word “torture” to describe the effects of directed energy weapons, microwave weapons and voice-to-skull technology.
Interestingly enough, the US code does not admit that torture can occur inside the borders of the US. The relevant US code, 18 U.S. Code § 2340A states that
Whoever outside the United States commits or attempts to commit torture shall be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than 20 years, or both, and if death results to any person from conduct prohibited by this subsection, shall be punished by death or imprisoned for any term of years or for life.
The failure of the US code to provide a remedy for domestic torture is echoed in organizations dedicated to treating and rehabilitating victims of torture. These organizations receive funding from the US government which mandates treatment ONLY to those who were tortured outside the US.
This bias is significantly also echoed in the fact that Congress, while holding well-publicized hearings in the 1970s concerning multiple programs launched by the CIA which resulted in torture of unwitting participants, did not pass laws which would give any redress to these victims.
The Targeted Justice lawsuit faced internal problems and was sloppily constructed, as discussed in this prior article. Some of these issues were addressed in an amended version of the lawsuit filed shortly thereafter.
However, these internal issues pale in comparison to a fundamental flaw in the lawsuit construction, which made an unproven assumption that targeted individuals were on the terrorist watchlist. Certainly those being hit on a regular basis with covert weaponry, denied numerous civil rights and subjected to repeated privacy invasions, including but not limited to unauthorized “sneeks and peeks” and monitoring of activities and personal communications, are on some sort of list.
However, (and this is just an example) the lawsuit launched by the Muslim organization, CAIR, a few years back detailed extensive travel interrumptions and substantial privacy invasions by the plaintiffs in the case, who were indeed on a terrorist database. None of these plaintiffs complained about being attacked with covert weaponry, including directed energy weapons and/or chemical weapons.
Recently, a reporter named David Lindorff revealed that he too is on the terrorist watchlist and detailed some of his travel experiences related to this inclusion. Nowhere did Lindorff state that he was assaulted with covert weaponry.
And here may lie the fatal flaw in the TJ lawsuit. The lawsuit assumes that there is an equivalence between a terrorist database and a database of targeted individuals. While there may be some intersection in methodology, particularly surveillance techniques applied to those on the terrorist list and those on the “human lab rat” list, it is likely that the lists are entirely separate and involve very different protocols.
As the aim of the TJ lawsuit, according to Targeted Justice lawyer Ana Toledo, was “stopping this, (targeting) and making this work—the case—and… putting the elements of evidence out there …in order to have that list declared illegal and unconstitutional” it may be important to focus on stopping the covert weapons assaults and to put aside unproven assumptions as to what list exactly the human test subjects occupy.
In his decision, Judge Rosenthal dismissed all the claims but one “with prejudice,” meaning that they cannot be refiled. The Privacy Act violations, in which individual plaintiffs filed Freedom of Information requests with the FBI, DoJ and/or DHS and reported that these requests were not satisfied, can be refiled.
Janet Phelan has been on the trail of the biological weapons agenda since the new millennium. Her book on the pandemic, At the Breaking Point of History: How Decades of US Duplicity Enabled the Pandemic, has been published in 2021 by Trine Day and is available on Amazon and elsewhere. Her articles on this issue have appeared in Activist Post, New Eastern Outlook, Infowars and elsewhere. Educated at Grinnell College, UC Berkeley and the University of Missouri Graduate School of Journalism, Janet “jumped ship” and since 2004 has been writing exclusively for independent media. Her articles previously appeared in the Los Angeles Times, Oui Magazine, Orange Coast Magazine, the Long Beach Press Telegram, the Santa Monica Daily Press and other publications. She is the author of the groundbreaking expose, EXILE and two books of poetry. She resides abroad. You may follow Janet on Parler here @JanetPhelan and Twitter @JanetPhelan14. To support her work, please go to JanetPhelan.