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Gov't Prosecutes NH Man for Alleging that Israel and the Neo-Cons Conducted 9-11!

The Justice Department is prosecuting a New Hampshire man for alleging that Israel and the Neo-Cons of the Bush Administration orchestrated the September 11th terrorist attacks as a way to drag the U.S. into wars with all of Israel's enemies!
Justice Department Prosecutes NH Man for Alleging that Israel and the Neo-Cons Orchestrated the 9-11 Terrorist Attacks!

(Manchester, NH) From 1996 through 2002, Steven A. Swan of Manchester, New Hampshire was a follower and promoter of the income tax theories of nationally-known income tax protester Irwin Schiff. In January of 2002, 15-20 armed I.R.S. Special Agents executed a search warrant at Swan's home and informed him that he was the target of a criminal investigation by the Justice Department for alleged violations of the internal revenue laws. In March of 2003, Swan was indicted by a federal grand jury on 18 felony counts. Swan has pleaded "not guilty" to all of the charges against him and he intends to represent himself at trial, which is scheduled to commence on February 3, 2004 in Concord, New Hampshire.

After Swan was indicted, he couldn't figure out why the Justice Department had decided to prosecute him instead of the much more highly-visible and well-known Schiff or any of Schiff's hundreds of thousands of other followers. It has been almost two years since the I.R.S. raided Swan's home and Schiff has yet to be prosecuted by the Justice Department. Schiff estimates that up to a million Americans have stopped paying federal income taxes based upon his theories about the federal income tax..

After reviewing some of his writings prior to the I.R.S. raid on his home, Swan finally realized why he was being prosecuted. Within the months after the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks, Swan widely distributed his belief that Israel and high-ranking dual-loyalists to both the United States and Israel within the U.S. Government (some of whom are known as the Neo-Conservatives or the Neo-Cons supporting the Bush Administration) orchestrated the September 11th terrorist attacks as a way to drag the United States into wars with all of Israel's enemies. Swan was especially vocal about his beliefs in late December of 2001. Ten days later, the I.R.S. raided Swan's home.

Even though Swan was being investigated for violations of the internal revenue laws, he kept on alleging that Israel and others loyal to Israel were behind the terrorist attacks. In March of 2003, Swan was indicted on 18 felony counts of alleged violations of the internal revenue laws.

Swan has now come to the realization that the Justice Department is prosecuting him, not for alleged violations of the internal revenue laws, but for exercising his First Amendment right to free speech and expression. The Justice Department knows that Swan has not committed any of the crimes he is charged with because he never willfully violated any law, a prerequisite before he can be found guilty. Swan was merely passing on the income tax theories of the much more highly-visible and well-known Irwin Schiff—a person whom the Justice Department has declined to prosecute.

Swan believes that the fact that the Justice Department is prosecuting him in order to silence him is evidence that his theory about who orchestrated the September 11th terrorist attacks must be correct. Otherwise, the Justice Department would be prosecuting him. As the old aviation warfare saying goes, "One knows when one is over the target by the amount of flak that is being fired at him."

No matter what one might think about Swan's allegations that Israel and others loyal to Israel within our own government orchestrated the September 11th terrorist attacks, in an open and free society one should be able to express his or her thoughts without having to fear retaliation from the Government.

Anyone who believes that the Justice Department should not be vindictively and selectively prosecuting Swan for exercising his First Amendment rights of free speech and expression should contact the Attorney General of the United States, John Ashcroft, at the U.S. Department
of Justice, 950 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20530. They should also contact their own U.S. Senators and Congressman about this travesty of justice.

One can follow the Justice Department's vindictive and selective prosecution of Swan at a Web site he has set up at www.stevenswan.com.

For more information or to make a donation to Swan's defense, Swan can be reached at  stevenswan@earthlink.net or at P.O. Box 453, Auburn, NH 03032.

homepage: homepage: http://www.stevenswan.com
address: address: P.O. Box 453, Auburn, NH 03032


solidarity 12.Nov.2003 20:51

JP Cupp

brother,
you won't get much help here, the zionist control indymedia, but I would like for you to send me more information about this, and if it is valid i will help you. I know the evils of the zionist occupation gov't in the US and on Arab Soil.
JP Cupp

re jp 12.Nov.2003 20:51

jp


What? 12.Nov.2003 21:49

Moss

What the fuck are you talking about? "the zionists control Indymedia"?!?!? I would like to see just how you figure.

just because they affirm it by acting 13.Nov.2003 05:37

doesn't make it true

Maybe this is a sure sign that that is what they'd rather have you believe. Better for the Bush-wahs for us to believe this kind of stuff, than for us to believe the Neo-Cons did it all on their own with out any help from Israel (which is probably more possible, more plausible, and simpler). Especially with an election next year. If there's anyone I expect headfakes from it's those spring-necked, nodding, plush, WMD-where?-there! jackasses made for decorating people's rear car windows, the Neo-Cons. This might have been (another) one of those headfakes...

Wrong reason 13.Nov.2003 09:30

Old European

They're prosecuting you for not paying your taxes, you freeloading cheapskate. Your views on Palestine aren't the issue.

What does Old European know about it anyway...get real! 13.Nov.2003 09:39

Young European

I think Old European may be a Rethuglican disinformation agent. Read carefully and you shall see it isn't about taxes
at all. Have to be willing to set ideology aside in the quest for truth in order to recognize the TRUTH!

What do you know about it, Young European? 13.Nov.2003 12:54

James

The most singularly annoying habit held by many Indymedia posters is the idea that someone who they disagree with is somehow missing some crucial piece of infomation because they haven't read the material at hand close enough. So it's no surprise to see Young European apply the same tactic here:

"Read carefully and you shall see it isn't about taxes at all. Have to be willing to set ideology aside in the quest for truth in order to recognize the TRUTH!"

Well, at least Young European got the second part right. It's just too bad that advice can be so difficult for some to follow.

Because you see, there's more to this story. But no matter how closely you read this article, you won't find the missing details. They're not printed here.

Such as the fact that the government did not decline to prosecute Mr. Shiff. They have indeed prosecuted him -- many times. Mr. Schiff has spent a collective four years in federal lock-up.

Then there's the fact that Steve Swan is suing Mr. Schiff, for somehow "misleading" him into believing he could legally cease paying Federal income taxes.

Swan said of Schiff: "It's true that I didn't have to listen to him. I didn't have to listen to the guy, but he was so convincing that I did listen to him".

(Hmm, kind of like the September 11th GITS).

How ironic! Mr. Swan somehow believes the government is trampling his First Amendment rights -- maliciously prosecuting him because of his views on the September 11th attacks -- then he implicitly joins the government in their crusade against Mr. Schiff's First Amendment rights! Mr. Schiff has been enjoined by a Federal court from distributing his income tax theories in any way. His books have been taken off the shelves, by order of a Federal court. And now Mr. Swan joins the government, by suing Mr. Schiff, trying to attach civil financial penalties to the distribution of Mr. Schiff's ideas.

(Taken to its logical conclusion, that does of course mean Mr. Swan would have the Federal government do violence to Mr. Schiff to shut him up and force him to hand over some cash to Mr. Swan).

What hyprocrisy.

The true victim in all of this is the poor, though admittedly mentally deficient Mr. Schiff, who has truly had his Freedoms curtailed.

homeland security 07.Jul.2007 14:41

goodguy joedevers@verizon.net

Its really like this here guys former president Ike way back in the 50's and 60's said It this way, the military industrail complexe peace time goal is to meantine a war time econamy this means they will collect tax's any way possible that means using every dirty trick in the book! fact we dont get a day in court untill way after the fact peopl are so afraid of the IRS that no one dare's aposse them.

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