Wednesday, August 20, 2008

The Starbucks Caper - Is This for Real?

You won’t believe this, but after I arrived home from work yesterday my phone chimed – a text message from Jake Stone, the alleged CIA, NSA operative I mentioned in my previous post, Clandestine Operative Hints at Cyber Terrorism Plot.

The message said,

“Go to the Starbucks closest to you and order a tall Caffe Misto. Pay with your debit card. JS”

What no time? Now I’m thinking this is so melodramatic like a cheap spy movie from television’s black and white days. So I immediately drive to the nearest Starbucks – a freshly built, clean structure that had yet to earn its handful of regulars.

An older man, white beard, glasses and wearing a cheap imitation of a captain’s hat and faded jeans, sat alone at one of the wired tables near the entrance. That’s him, I thought, but then why would he make himself so obvious? I went in and ordered the Caffe Misto. I handed the barista my debit card and waited for her to swipe the card and hand it back. Instead, she walked over to the barrister preparing my coffee and spoke in whispers. This is it, I thought, I’m dead meat. I danced nervously at the counter ready to bolt out at the slightest movement.

“Sir, your coffee,” he said.

With that he handed me my coffee and debit card.

“Sorry for the delay. We have to check all the cards now. There's a theft ring in the area.”

Popeye sitting outside must be my man. I started for the door and stopped as two little girls about five or so ran up to him followed by their mother, a thirty something woman wearing a billowing summer dress that made her look forty. Nice cover, I thought.

“Oh, sir this is for your trouble,” the young man said holding up a sealed Starbucks envelope.

“What is it?”

“A gift card.”

“For my trouble?”


I leave and notice Popeye and his crew have sailed off. Back in the car, I open the envelope. It’s a gift card all right with a form letter thanking me for buying Starbucks coffee. I throw it down on the seat and start the car. I’m about to pull away when I notice letters forming on the back of the letter. It’s new information from Jake Stone.

Sunday, August 17, 2008

Clandestine Operative Hints at Cyber Terrorism Plot

I really don’t know how to put this, but I recently received a strange email from person calling himself, Jake Stone, saying he is involved with the CIA, NSA and other clandestine organizations and that he was now in a position to reveal information about cyber terrorism that will shock the world. My spam blocker didn’t even pick up the email and the domain server and IP address don’t exist when I tried to track its source.

He asked that I post several pieces of information on this blog since my upcoming book, DARK END OF THE SPECTRUM, touches on the very things he is involved with. The problem is my book is fiction with elements I made up from my research, but he says much of it is fact. I don’t know why he chose my blog – traffic to my site is not stellar and I can only conclude that maybe he doesn’t want to make a big splash right out of the box.

Here’s what he wrote:

“I am now in a position to reveal information that will shake the foundations of our government and the world. My family is dead, killed, and I have a rare cancer that is eating my life away each day. I have nothing to lose.

There is a secret group of powerful and well-funded individuals who plan to use the Internet, cell phones and computers to do something so devastating, so destructive that when it happens the world’s jaw will drop.

All this crap about the New World Order, Ameros and these massive retention centers they are building in Texas is just a ruse to throw off the most intelligent and resourceful conspiracy buffs like Michael Tsarion and Jordan Maxwell. All of that is to get people’s attention away from the real conspiracy – the group’s devastating agenda. Think about how easy it is to manipulate information on the Internet and in the press. You may not even believe what I’m saying, but there are signs and I will show you how to spot them.

Read Valerie Plame’s Fair Game: My Life as a Spy, My Betrayal by the White House and you will get a glimpse of what I’m talking about, but take it with a grain of salt because the CIA has redacted the book. Better to read Laura Rozen’s afterword. She’s a Washington journalist who does not accept the official spoon fed information as truth. 60 Minutes just aired a piece on Plame because her story now rings true in light of President Bush’s popularity ratings.

That’s all I can safely say right now.


I put in the links on his post.