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Agent Orange is a spy for Fort Lewis

He is really:
John Jacob Towery II

He works for:
Fort Lewis Force Protection - Fusion Cell (the intelligence analysis function of Fort Lewis' I Corps)
his ride
his ride
 agent_orange@riseup.net is a spy for Fort Lewis.

He is really:
John Jacob Towery II

He works for:
Fort Lewis Force Protection - Fusion Cell (the intelligence analysis function of Fort Lewis' I Corps)

And he:
Infiltrated Olympia Port Militarization Resistance Sept 2007 through June 2009
(at meetings, and as an administrator of this listserv)

He also infiltrated NWAIDAC, also in person.

So we:
Removed him from an admin role over the Oly PMR listserv.
Set his email to "no delivery" for the Oly PMR list.
Investigated him for about a month to make sure the person we saw in meetings really lived at the address we had for him.
Got photo proof of his residency there.
Outed him at an Olympia City Council meeting on July 21, 2009.

He lives in Spanaway, WA with his spouse and kids. We have the address. He's the registered owner of the address. We've photographed his vehicles at that address. We've photographed him on his motorcycle here in Olympia.

He was born in this week in 1964.

He's a motorcycle rider with the Iron Butt Association. He has a license plate frame on his motorcycle which also says this. You can look him up on the internet and find him listed as being a member with them at : home.comcast.net/~clwhite6/Certified_IBA_Rides.pdf

He's also:
on Myspace
 link to profile.myspace.com
( A_O ) = Agent Orange , get it?
and ironically enough, his identity was passed around by other intelligence folks who thought he was a local anarchist on Myspace.

He says he's not on Facebook.

He planned to come to the Sunday Aug 2nd Oly PMR Meeting at Mixx96.

From his email:

From: "Towery II, John J CIV USA IMCOM" < john.towery@us.army.mil>
To: "LEWIS DES Fusion Cell" < LEWISpmfusioncell@conus.army.mil>
Sent: Friday, December 12, 2008 3:47 PM
Attach: 20081212 Daily.doc
Subject: (U // FOUO) 20081212- Fort Lewis Force Protection Daily Update(UNCLASSIFIED)

Classification: UNCLASSIFIED
Caveats: FOUO
Please find attached the Fort Lewis daily force protection update. This
document is FOR OFFICIAL USE ONLY and intended for Force Protection and
Law Enforcement personnel only. You may communicate contents in the
summary within your organization, but if you wish to distribute outside
of this community, contact the Fort Lewis FP Fusion Cell at the points
of contact below. If you want to get a copy of the FY09 Threat
Assessment for Fort Lewis email the  lewispmfusioncell@conus.army.mil.
John J. Towery
Fort Lewis Force Protection
COM: 253-966-7317
DSN: 347-7317
ICE Survey for FP Support is at:

How did we get this?
This email was forwarded to us via public documents request.
This email's author's name is consistent with a redacted identity in other documents we got from a separate request through a separate city... which would only be redacted if it served a legitimate law enforcement purpose to withhold the name. Being in our meetings qualifies for that, in our opinion.

Signed: PMR-INFO

This is also in part the work of others, as yet to name themselves...
(There were at least 8 and possibly more people who helped put together the items, which together made this identification possible. I cannot name any of you, that is your own tale to tell.)

What was the baby killer doing? 23.Jul.2009 11:45


What was this Christian terrorist doing? Why would Christian terrorists try to infiltrate human rights groups?


Additional Information regarding John Jacob ((TOWERY)) A.K.A AGENT ORANGE 22.Jul.2009 19:24



Intelligence Report

DOI: 21JUL2009

SUBJECT: Additional Information regarding John Jacob ((TOWERY)) A.K.A AGENT ORANGE



SOURCE COMMENT: A ((SOURCE)) who has reported reliably in the past and is responsive to tasking, aquired this information as part of their official duties and witting association with DUSTWIND.

SUMMARY: ((TOWERY)) is a retired U.S. Army Sergeant First Class (SFC/E-7) and presently a GS-11 Department of the Army Civilian. ((TOWERY)) is likely the Tiger Team member, "John Towery" cited in "CONOPS for Police Intelligence Operations" dated 04MAR2009. The activities associated with ((TOWERY)) are consistent with Intelligence Based Policing.

Likely that ((TOWERY)) not operating in a vacuum, but given his poor to non-existent cover, probably not part of a larger undercover operation (UCO).

The Fort Lewis Force Protection Fusion Cell is not "the intelligence analysis function of Fort Lewis I Corps" but a combination of Law Enforcement Organizations organized to combine resources for Force Protection and Law Enforcement intelligence---there are many of them in CONUS. It is not an intelligence activity defined by Executive Order 12333. The "intelligence analysis function" of a corps is held in the corps military intelligence brigade and do not conduct unwitting intelligence activities on United States Persons (USPERS).


1. DUSTWIND is a sensitive activity composed of present and former military personnel providing intelligence and operational support to certain dissident groups and individuals in CONUS. DUSTWIND members will not make their affiliation known overtly.

2. Good catch

3. Your openness laudable, but is exploitable.


EO12333 22.Jul.2009 20:33

DB Cooper

It might be nice to consider EO12333 to be some sort of protection against intelligence collection but "CONOPS for Police Intelligence Operations" provides in great detail the work-around (ala John Yoo and other enemies of the Constitution) to shift the Counter Intelligence fusion function over to the Force Protection/Military Police branch. With this new task organization the 902nd (also on Ft Lewis) and US Army Military Intelligence assets (CI and All-Source from the MI Brigade) now have a directed intelligence mission and CAN collect on U.S. Persons (USPER) and activities under EO 12333.

This is all legal if the collected information is properly stored and handled by the intelligence personnel doing the FP mission. One point of clarification: AR 381-10 (the army regulation which expands on the Executive Order) does not "specifically prohibit" anything except assassination. If the organization has an intelligence mission assigned by HQDA or other proper authority, and it requires USPER information to accomplish said mission, then they follow 381-10 procedures to ensure that USPER info is properly collected, retained, disseminated and deleted when aged out. There, again, it requires that
they know their authoritization, and if there is more than one mission assignment, know what hat they are wearing when they operate.

This has not been the case with the Fort Lewis Force Protection Fusion Cell. They clearly have a major military intelligence component and have shared and passed USPER info freely both in and outside of their channels.

The following extract and vignette on page 24 which can clearly only be describing the Fort Lewis Force Protection Fusion Cell.

" Organizing for Intelligence Fusion within the Garrison

Garrison headquarters require a criminal intelligence analytical capability. However large and
wherever the capability resides within the garrison staff, the capability must support the
installation commanderfs overall intelligence effort. Raw information as well as analysis and
products must be fused from multiple sources and shared with the appropriate consumers.

At garrisons with increased capabilities, a possible fusion cell composition may include MP, CID, DA
Civilian Police, MI analyst (all source), and include reach]back support to the Army
Counterintelligence Center (ACIC) and 902d Military Intelligence Group for criminal nexus.

A fusion cell located within the garrison staff provides a unique service that can address the
complexities of the threat to a military community and installation and be an asset to the garrison
and local civilian community.

It has the ability to work closely with multiple local, federal, and DoD
agencies. It does not have constraints that are emplaced on MI activities within the US, because it
operates under the auspice and oversight of the police discipline and standards.

At the garrison level, the fusion cell is static (non]deploying) which provides a level of continuity
that allows for indepth institutional knowledge of threat, physical and social environs, as well as long]term
relationships with local and federal law enforcement agencies. A garrison fusion cell can also be a
flexible analytical cell that can grow to form focused, ad hoc, threat]specific cells to address, prevent
or react to a specific hazard.

Vignette: A Stryker Brigade Combat Team (SBCT) was preparing to move equipment to a port of
embarkation (POE) for deployment. The shipment required the movement of 300 vehicles across
eight law enforcement jurisdictions. Based on previous threat fusion expertise, the garrisonfs
force protection (FP) fusion cell was uniquely qualified to be the lead intelligence producer to
support the movement.

The fusion cell coordinated police information, intelligence and civilian security with over 22
local, federal, and DoD agencies. The fusion cell produced in]depth analysis
of the threat to the SBCT equipment and advised the SBCT and garrison commanders on

The coordinated effort gave law enforcement agencies the knowledge to identify and
prevent disruptive actions by violent protesters. The operation was considered by Corps
leadership to be a watershed event for in]depth involvement of a garrison]based FP fusion cell in
support of unit deployments.

Moreover, the Corps headquarters integrated the fusion cell into
other operations where the G2 is constrained by intelligence oversight rules, or there is a need
for police information / intelligence assessments and analysis. {end vignette}

A fusion cell is valuable when separate data streams, information sources, or other disparate
information from multiple organizations must be combined and analyzed in a coherent process to
present a common operational picture for a decision maker.

A fusion cell follows a network approach to integrate police and other information for the purpose of analyzing criminal
information to target crime prevention/reduction and overall security. A fusion cell provides the
installation commander a collaborative effort of two or more agencies that provide expertise, and
information, with the goal of maximizing the ability to detect, prevent, apprehend and respond to
criminal threats.

The principal role of the fusion cell is to collect, analyze and exploit police
information to anticipate, identify, prevent and/or monitor criminal activity.
In this post 9/11 era, relationships between Army garrisons and local, county, state, federal, tribal
and host nation law enforcement and security agencies are greatly increased. Fusion cells are a
conduit for implementing portions of the National Criminal Intelligence Sharing Plan (see DOJ/DHS
Fusion Center Guidelines pamphlet, July 2005).

There is a deeper appreciation for the need to integrate military and civilian police
intelligence and security activities. These efforts are visible during the planning and
preparation of security for events both on and off the installation (i.e.,
ROTC programs, recruiting stations, military events in the local community, National Special
Security Events). Because of the recognized and increased value of collaborative planning,
substantial progress has been made to generate multi]jurisdictional threat]based assessments and

Based on these joint assessments, interagency investigations have become more prevalent.
The increased interaction with the local community law enforcement and intelligence agencies
expands the commandersf ability to understand the nature of the threat on and in the immediate
vicinity of the garrison. It also allows commanders to establish risk management decision support
structures for threat]based protection programs. From a power projection platform perspective,
garrison commanders must see beyond the traditional boundaries of the installation. They must be
postured to support the in]transit flow of expeditionary forces deploying for contingency

Dustwind....Really? 22.Jul.2009 20:46

Pancho Villa

I hope your analysis in support of other groups is better informed than you analysis of our "Eddie Murphy Trading Places" mole.

Re: his ride 23.Jul.2009 04:49

uncle harley

He's riding a rice burner. That should have been a dead give-away right there! :)

WAJAC has former GITMO interrogators 29.Jul.2009 02:36



Link to the FUSION CENTER (WAJAC) personnel contract details.