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Katkov Mugshot2 SmallerI finally figured it out! I know how the FBI lured Mr. Katkov to the apartment where he was arrested. I know from what I’ve read in the literature and what my FBI case officers have told me that no intelligence officer – not GRU, KGB or CIA, et al – would ever be caught with classified documents on their person. Dead-drops are used for that, so this was a piece of the puzzle that has never made sense to me.

Katkov did not go to one of his other asset’s apartments to receive a classified document as reported in the press and in another book written by the FBI’s other controlled asset. (See Rich Man Poor Man.)

I reviewed audio tape 17-6, a conversation with my FBI case officer, Jim, on 12/18/87, where I asked him about the FBI’s other asset.  Jim said that there was something “special” about him and he was not a guy off the street. With all do respects to the Tinkerbell, the guy who wrote that other book about  Katkov, there was nothing special about him and he was a guy off the streets just like me.

Jim had to have been speaking about “Paul”. Tinkerbell mentions Paul in his book as the contact who was supplying him with confidential information to pass to Katkov. This has to be how the Bureau lured Mr. Katkov to Tinkerbell’s apartment: not to pick up a classified document, but to meet Paul. Apparently Mr. Kaktov was hot to meet Tinkerbell’s secret asset. So when katkov entered Tinkerbell’s apartment and was given a secret report, the FBI swooped in and caught Katkov “red-handed.” Makes perfect sense.

Here is where Katkov was arrested:

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MK_July_1984This is a photo (on the right) I took from my kitchen window of Mikhial Katkov entering my apartment. The date was July 13, 1984.

This mugshot (see below) taken of Mr. Katkov on December 17, 1987, came into my possession today, February 15, 2014.

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Seeing this photo twenty-seven years later makes me quite sad. Glad I wasn’t there to see it.

How did I come into possession of this mugshot? Because I’m still a damn good spy.

Does his face look puffy to anyone, like he put up a fight when the FBI arrested him? Mikhail was former Spetsnarz (Red Army special forces) so he must have been a pretty tough guy. I can imagine him throwing FBI agents out the window before finally being subdued.

 

 

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has-nsa-leaker-edward-j-snowden-given-classified-data-to-chinaIt took me a long time to come to a decision about NSA leaker Edward Snowden. First of all, because I was too busy doing other things to research the issue, and also because there’s not a lot out there right now to research. I agree that he did terrible damage to our country. But what puzzled me from the beginning was: why did he do it? Whistle-blower or traitor?

And then I remembered some the research I did in writing ROOFMAN. In his memoirs, former CIA officer Harry Rositzke writes about why Eastern European intelligence officers defected to the West during the Cold War:

“In the black-and-white days of the Cold War it is easy to see such men opting with their feet for ‘freedom.’ They were allegedly men who changed sides out of principle, who saw our side as the ‘good guys.’ ”

Rositzke then airbrushes some reality onto this cartoon-like view: “(We deceive) ourselves to see them as heroic fighters for freedom, recurrent testimonials to the rightness of our cause.” (Rositzke, Harry, The KGB: the Eyes of Russia, Doubleday, c1981, p250-251).

Rositzke added that when CIA set up boards and committees to look into patterns of personality and background in those men that might be exploited to encourage more defectors, they found nothing. The Agency concluded that there had been no strictly ideological defectors, only individual intelligence officers who defected for personal reasons. (Roofman: A True Story of Cold War Espionage, Roofman the Spy Publishing, c2011, p31)

What Rositzke wrote back then has convinced me now that Snowden did what he did, not for ideological reasons, but for personal reasons. He is no whistle-blower. Whatever those reasons are, someone will eventually find out.

3874900On March 15, 2013, a guy named Anthony O’Dwyer, CEO of Plume Inc.,  called and said he was doing a movie about Mikhail Katkov’s other source. He said the guy is 89 years old. Anthony and I exchanged emails back and forth, and because of the information we exchanged, Mr. O’Dywer had this to say:  “This brings credibility to both your story and his. It verifies that you both existed and worked on this together while all the time not knowing each other.”

Anthony also said that this other source and I had the same “FBI handlers.”

Here’s the link to Plume’s movie: http://vimeo.com/62182591 (Please note this video has been taken down by O’Dwyer)

I sure hope this isn’t all of it. Like I said in my last post, I know who he is. For the time being, I’ll sit on that knowledge.

He states, “I was approached by the KGB.”  Mikhail Katkov was GRU not KGB. Another Soviet began courting me in June 1984. His name was Vladimir Bolochine, and he was most definitely KGB.

You gotta read the book. It’s fascinating:

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I’ll release more info in later posts, a.l.a Edward Snowden.

Thanks,

John Pansini

3874900On March 15, 2013, from out of nowhere, certain new information came my way.  Because of this new information I now know the exact address of where Michael Katkov was arrested on December 17, 1987: 21 E. 10th Street, Apt 11D. I also now who the FBI’s other controlled asset was.

Go to the audio website and click on 17-2: http://roofmanpansini.com/

Very interesting.

By the way, below is where I lived in 1987. Way below.

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The more Ihas-nsa-leaker-edward-j-snowden-given-classified-data-to-china learn about this guy the less I care what happens to him. He’s no hero. Is he a traitor? I don’t know. Has he hurt the U.S.? Yes.

has-nsa-leaker-edward-j-snowden-given-classified-data-to-chinaMy thoughts on the matter: at this point I don’t know enough about the particulars of the case to offer an opinion.  One thing I do know, however; the damage is already done, so I hope Mr. Snowden finds asylum in another country. He seems to be well on his way. Click on this link for the latest:   http://www.nytimes.com/2013/06/11/us/snowden-facing-charges-leaves-hong-kong-hotel.html?pagewanted=all&_r=0 .