Notes from the bunker
David Miscavige has made much of his role in disbanding Corporate Scientology’s infamous harassment arm called the Guardian’s Office (GO). In a court declaration of 17 February 2004 Miscavige swore: “When further investigation proved the documents to be authentic, it was made clear that we had no choice but to overthrow the GO and dismiss everyone who had violated Church policy or the law. These activities ultimately led to a complete disband of the GO.”
The Guardian’s Office purge was essential to Miscavige’s power push in the early eighties. Without it he could not have cut Scientology Founder L Ron Hubbard’s last existing communication line to the last person with sufficient altitude and respect to actually share ideas and perspectives with him, his wife and Scientology Controller (overseer of Guardian’s Office) Mary Sue Hubbard. In Miscavige’s own words: “It must be noted that Mary Sue Hubbard believed her position as Controller and as the “Founder’s wife” to be unassailable and beyond reproach by anyone but Mr. Hubbard — who was not around at the time, a fact that she was well aware of.” Hence, Miscavige assailed both positions, all justified by the alleged crimes of the GO. Crimes that Miscavige characterized as: “There were also instances in which GO staff used unscrupulous means to deal with people they perceived as enemies of the Church — means that were completely against Scientology tenets and policy, not to mention the law.”
Irony of ironies, now that Miscavige has managed to blow off his latest troika of close advisers, see Miscavige Death Throes, he is surounded in his bunker with nothing but former Guardian’s Office staff who met Miscavige’s sworn standards of “we had no choice but to…dismiss everyone who had violated church policy or the law.”
Miscavige’s last three remaining closest advisers in the bunker are former Guardian’s Office criminals.
During a March 1987 take-over of RTC in which Miscavige anointed himself as supreme ruler of Corporate Scientology under the invented title Chairman of the Board RTC (COB RTC), approximately half of existing RTC staff were purged for allegedly being “loyal” to its former head, Deputy Inspector General RTC Vicki Aznaran. One of Miscavige’s justifications for removing Aznaran and purging the organization was its retention of one Brian Andrus, an unindicted co-conspirator in the federal criminal case United States vs. Mary Sue Hubbard, et al. And yet, curiously Miscavige inexplicably retained another former Guardian’s Office hit man and quietly imported another. The two constitute three of his closest most trusted advisors in his ever shrinking bunker roster.
Laurisse Stuckenbrock, Communicator of Chairman of the Board Religious Technology Center (COB Comm RTC). Laurisse was not even in RTC during the 87 purge and yet Miscavige and his wife Shelly bypassed channels to slip Laurisse into an important executive slot despite reports to them that Laurisse was engaged in unethical (if not illegal) Guardian’s Office Intelligence Branch activity in Australia and New Zealand .
Warren McShane, D/Inspector General External (or Legal Affairs). The former Assistant Guardian New York during the late seventies/early eighties when that office was engaged in creepy, criminal operations against perceived enemies. Over the years Miscavige has referred to Warren repeatedly as a “GO criminal” to Mike Rinder and myself. On several occasions Miscavige told me that McShane only continued to be retained, despite continuous unethical/illegal actions, because “Warren is a good liar. He is such an habitual liar he lies with ease. He is the only guy I trust in deposition as RTC’s corporate rep because of that one ability of his.”
Linda Hamel, Commanding Officer Office of Special Affairs International (CO OSA INT). Linda was deeply involved in unethical and illegal activity in the Guardian’s Office for years. She was retained and placed over OSA Int intelligence in the early eighties for two reasons: a) she had the savvy and lines to keep a number of ongoing Guardian’s Office intelligence ops alive during the transition from Guardians Office (the “disband”) to the Office of Special Affairs (the GO’s successor), b) a thorough review of Guardian’s Office documents from the 1977 raids (later made public in court) did not specifically implicate her by name so that Miscavige’s “purge” would not be later discredited. Linda remained over Intelligence for the next twenty years. Shortly after I left RTC in 2004 Linda was elevated by Miscavige to the Commanding Officer post.
With Miscavige’s universe progressively shrinking with more public disclosure of his own habitual, continuous felonious behavior and his continuing paranoid purges – the GO Criminal Troika has become Miscaviges last hope of clinging on to his dying dictatorship.
My guess is that one or more of the GO troika will deliver the final blow from which Miscavige cannot recover. And that blow will consist of a heavy, irrefutable dose of the truth to which Miscavige has proven so allergic. I know all three of them personally. While they have demonstrated a pathetic weakness of character in continuing to facilitate a sociopath in his war against people they know to be acting in the best interest of Scientology, all three at bottom are basically good. They know in their heart of hearts they can’t take me down. They also know deep inside that irrespective of the magnitude of the contra survival acts they have attempted to commit against me over the past two years, at the end of the day I am going to see that they come through all this ok.