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Infiltration, a Scientology doctrine

"All are equal before the law and are entitled without any discrimination to equal protection of the law. All are entitled to equal protection against any discrimination in violation of this Declaration and against any incitement to such discrimination." — Article 7 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights

"Everyone is entitled in full equality to a fair and public hearing by an independent and impartial tribunal, in the determination of his rights and obligations and of any criminal charge against him." — Article 10 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights

«Somebody some day will say 'this is illegal.' By then be sure the orgs [Scientology organizations] say what is legal or not.» — L. Ron Hubbard, HCO Policy Letter of 4 January 1966, "LRH Relationship to Orgs" [ref]
«Once the world is Clear - a nation, a state, a city or a village - the Scientology organization in the area becomes its government! And once this has taken place the only policy accepted as valid is Scientology policy.» — L. Ron Hubbard, from a lecture entitled "Future Org Trends" given January 9th, 1962
«The goal of the Department is to bring the government and hostile philosophies or societies into a state of complete compliance with the goals of Scientology. This is done by high level ability to control and in its absence by low level ability to overwhelm. Introvert such agencies. Control such agencies. Scientology is the only game on Earth where everybody wins.» — L. Ron Hubbard, HCO Policy Letter of 15 August 1960, "DEPT OF GOVT AFFAIRS"

Scientology internal promotion (circa 2004): "Spearheading the Religious Movement with Source"

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Church of Scientology International (September 24, 1987): "TARGETS, DEFENSE"

Excerpt from Scientology scriptures, "TARGETS, DEFENSE"
Note the date: September 24, 1987, long after "Operation Snow White"
Source:, "Church of Scientology Office of Special Affairs and Frank Oliver"

The vital targets on which we must invest most of our time are:

T1. Depopularizing the enemy to a point of total obliteration.

T2. Taking over the control or allegiance of the heads or proprietors of all news media.

T3. Taking over the control or allegiance of key political figure.

T4. Taking over the control or allegiance of those who monitor international finance and shifting them to a less precarious finance standard.


Reuters (Dec. 2007): "Minister says Scientologists seek power in Germany" by Louis Charbonneau
[...] Bild am Sonntag also cited what it said was an internal Scientology document quoted in a German domestic intelligence report, adding the document appeared to show that the organisation has political designs in Germany. 

"In order to execute our planetary rescue campaigns we must reach the highest levels of the German government in Berlin," the Bild am Sonntag quoted the document as saying. 

The organisation's spokeswoman in Germany, Sabine Weber, confirmed that the quote came from Scientology. However, she said it was not from an official Scientology memorandum but an unauthorised email sent out by an unidentified person. [...]

The Arizona Republic (Aug. 2007): "Scientology group finds support in Legislature" by Amanda J. Crawford
A group affiliated with the Church of Scientology has forged close ties with several influential members of the Arizona Legislature as part of a nationwide battle against the mental-health industry.

The Citizens Commission on Human Rights has courted key lawmakers with trips to glitzy Scientologist events in Hollywood. And, observers say, it has been the force behind more than two dozen bills in Arizona in recent years, including measures to restrict prescriptions of Ritalin and mood-altering drugs.

One of the measures pushed by the group is likely to be approved by the state Senate on Monday. [...]
The Daily Mail (May 19, 2007): "'Tom Cruise's Church of hate tried to destroy me'"
[...] The recruitment drive was part of Hubbard's "master plan". It is spelled out in Scientology documents: namely to infiltrate and convert key institutions in society. The process, so the thinking goes, will eventually lead to a Scientology Government.

And the "church" has succeeded in cultivating contacts.

Up to 20 officers in the City of London Police - from constables to superintendents - have accepted hospitality worth thousands from Scientologists. [...]

Daily Mail (May 11, 2007): "Why did top policeman agree to appear in a film for the Scientologists?"
A senior policeman has appeared in a video praising the highly-controversial Church of Scientology, the Daily Mail can reveal.

Chief Superintendent Ken Stewart, a divisional commander with the City of London police, agreed to be filmed outside Bishopsgate police station for the Scientology film, which is shown to members of the organisation.

Although Mr Stewart insisted he was not a Scientologist, the news is the latest evidence of the extent to which the group has managed to forge links with the City police.

Last year it emerged that officers from the force had accepted £11,000 worth of hospitality from the Church of Scientology, whose followers, including Tom Cruise and John Travolta, believe humans are descended from a race of aliens called thetans. [...]

The Sidney Morning Herald (March 2007): "Unwitting high-schoolers lured to forum run by Scientologists" by Anna Patty

Three students from Canterbury Girls High School were in the audience. Each felt concerned at overt references to Scientology.

Alice Craven, 17, the school captain at Canterbury Girls, said she felt exploited because the forum's link to the Church of Scientology was not disclosed in promotional material sent to teachers and students.

"I feel exploited and taken advantage of and am worried other people at the event may have taken it as a serious human rights forum, when it was pushing a Scientology agenda," she said. "Alarm bells began to ring when I noticed a large poster on the stage … emblazoned with a quote from L. Ron Hubbard." [...]

German Documentary (1999): "Missing in Happy Valley" (dubbed in English, transcript at Rick A. Ross Institute)

Off-camera commentator: This document clearly shows what assignments are waiting OSA agents: infiltration, bribery, buying information, robbery, blackmail. [...]

The Globe and Mail (September 1992): "Church of Scientology fined $250,000 for espionage"

[...]The church was fined $150,000 in connection with infiltration of the Attorney-General's Ministry in 1974 and 1975 during which Scientologist Janice Wheeler sent copies of some secret documents to the Guardian's Office and allowed a member of the office to go through ministry files in an unsuccessful attempt to find a file on Scientology.

The remaining $100,000 was in connection with similar activities in 1976 by a Scientology operative within the Ontario Provincial Police.

Jacqueline Matz, a former member of the Toronto Guardian's Office, was ordered to pay a $5,000 fine at the rate of $200 a month for 25 months. Ms. Wheeler and Donald Whitmore, described as a Scientology plant in the Royal Canadian Mounted Police at Ottawa who memorized information from RCMP files, were each fined $2,000. [...]

City of Clearwater Commission Hearing (1982): The Church of Scientology - Day 4, Scott Mayer


And I'm talking about your community being infiltrated on a regular basis by psychopolitical operatives who have been well trained. And that is the basic simplicity.

And everything that I have said today is to try and drive that point home to you. It is no accident.

I trained some, and I know some of them. And now I would like to see that facade all broken apart because Scientology does not deliver what it promises. [...]

City of Clearwater Commission Hearing (1982): The Church of Scientology - Day 4, Robert Dardano

The people that were in the Better Business Bureau would interrupt complaints coming from public people about the Church [of Scientology]. And, basically, it was turned right around and sent right back to the public with no satisfaction, although the public felt they were being satisfied because they had reached someone in the Better Business Bureau. [...]

The — it was very difficult for a public person in Boston to make a complaint about the Church [of Scientology] and have it go anywhere. We had all the bases covered. They couldn't — if they called the Attorney General's Office, George Bristol was sitting there and he's handling all Scientology cases. So, it was just "Fine, ma'am, we'll take care of it," and it wouldn't go anywhere from there.

St. Petersburg Times (1980): "Church tried to infiltrate Pinellas police agencies" by Charles Stafford (PDF 1.6 MiB or PDF 17 MiB)

The St. Petersburg Police Department became an enemy about mid-February of 1976.

Church officials in Clearwater had filed requests with virtually every state, county and local agency in the Tampa Bay area for copies of everything in their files about Scientology. They made their requests to federal agencies under the Freedom of Information Act and to state and local agencies under Florida's public documents disclosure law.

The St. Petersburg Police Department reported it had no files on the church. But the Guardian learned from an informant that the department's intelligence division had two Scientology files, Numbers 251 and 164. Henning Heldt, deputy guardian for the United States, decided that an example should be made of the St. Petersburg police. He ordered an operation against them.

"The idea here is to get the police and other agencies involved in the illegal evasion to lie and thus box themselves in, then expose the lie (possibly through State Ethics Committee action) with maximum PR (public relations) and legal exposure of government overts re FOI evasion," he said. "A Watergate set up." [...]

St. Petersburg Times (1980): "St. Petersburg Times topped 'enemies' list" by Charles Stafford (PDF 1.6 MiB or PDF 17 MiB)

In his weekly report of Feb. 19, Joe, the acting guardian for information at Flag — the church headquarters in the Fort Harrison — said an agent of the church had applied for employment at The Times. (A month later, a letter to Snider from Dick Weigand showed the priority the church was placing in its operations against The Times. Weigand's letter said that Snider "asked for a chart of enemy lines used up to this point for CW attack after research of the files was done . . . from this I see the areas of priority to infiltrate are 1. SPT (translation: St. Petersburg Times), 2. Mayor, 3. Channel 13 TV, 4. Snyder (meaning radio broadcaster Robert Snyder), 5. Florida Attorney General and 6. Florida State Attorney (Russell).")

Joe also said he was trying to get information from the law firm representing The Times.

"We have located a potential FSM (covert agent) who meets the qualifications to be a legal secretary and we will be checking her out for possible placement," he said. [...]

St. Petersburg Times (1980): "Church infiltrated the Clearwater Sun" by Charles Stafford (PDF 1.6 MiB or PDF 17 MiB)

When the Church of Scientology came silently and secretly into Clearwater near the end of 1975, June came with it.

She took a job at the Clearwater Sun and when, on Jan. 28, 1976 a Scientology spokesman announced that the church was the new owner of the Fort Harrison Hotel, she was already bustin' out all over.

But a church document — one of several recently released by a federal court in Washington that detail her activities — show that the Guardians were worried about her future. [...]

    Orato (2007): "I Escaped Scientology" by John Duignan
[...] During my last year in the cult, I was involved in wide ranging plan that involved among other things, the infiltration of a relatively important local government institution. I was already sitting on several influential committees and it was really only a matter of time before I would be able to manipulate this democratic institution to the advantage of my own, very undemocratic, hierarchical and quite frankly, criminal operation.

It is ironic that my subversive mission provided the key to my waking up, seeing Scientology for what it is, and escaping. [...]

France 2 (1999): "Is Scientology above the law?"

A French TV documentary which was dubbed into English by an Australian TV network, which covers a court case in which documents were stolen from the French courts:

"[...] A mole from the [Church of Scientology] had pleaded their cause at the highest level, as this document indicates. It's an OSA secret report sent to the United States. [...]"

Mail and Guardian (June 8, 2007): "Ndebele flirts with Scientology"
[...] Yet traces of Scientology and its founder, pulp sci-fi writer L Ron Hubbard, permeate the course.

Included in worksheets and reading material handed out to children is a Drug-Free Marshals pamphlet which asks kids to “take the pledge” to become marshals. The Drug Free Marshals programme is an outreach campaign started by the Church of Scientology in 1993.

According to Hogarth, 30 000 South African learners have signed up as Drug Free Marshals. Also included in the pack is Hubbard’s guidebook and Scientology’s literary mainstay, The Way to Happiness, which the church uses in its criminal rehabilitation programme, Criminon.

Children interviewed by the Mail & Guardian were also au fait with Scientology terminology. Samukelisiwe Ndlovu, premier of KwaZulu-Natal’s junior parliament and a Grade 12 learner at Pinetown Girls High, said she learnt about “tone scales” during the morals and values component of the training programme. “People at the top of the of the tone scale are alive, can give back to society and do things. People in the middle can do a few things, while people at the bottom are completely dead. They look with a dead face during debates — they don’t want to be active in society,” said Ndlovu. [...]

Wikipedia (Jan. 2007): "Operation Snow White"
Operation Snow White was the name given internally by the Church of Scientology to a program which included the single largest infiltration of the United States government in history.[1] Under this program, Scientology operatives committed infiltration, wiretapping, and theft of documents in government offices, most notably those of the U.S. Internal Revenue Service. Eleven highly-placed Church executives, including Mary Sue Hubbard (wife of founder L. Ron Hubbard and second in command of the organization), pleaded guilty or were convicted in federal court of obstructing justice, burglary of government offices, and theft of documents and government property. The case was United States vs. Mary Sue Hubbard et al., 493 F. Supp. 209 (D.D.C. 1979). [...]
Caroline Letkeman: "Socio-Political Subversion"
Scientology materials related to the doctrine of infiltrating society.
Daily India (Mar. 2007): "Brit Met's nod to giving security info to Cruise's church raises eyebrows"
The Metropolitan Police may be answering quite a few questions in the next few days, especially after it has emerged that they have given the controversial Church of Scientology privileged information on security.

According to the Evening Standard, the church has reached an agreement with the London police under which it will be on the database of groups provided with "current, fast-time" details about safety matters.

The paper also revealed that the controversial sect may now be among groups on a list drawn up by the London Resilience Team that can be called upon in the event of a critical incident - something that will see scientologist playing a prime role in a major emergency, reports the Daily Mail. [...]

The Sunday Times (Jan. 2007): "Revealed: how Scientologists infiltrated Britain's schools"

Devotees of the Church of Scientology have gained access to thousands of British children through a charity that visits schools to lecture on the dangers of drugs. A Sunday Times investigation has found that Marlborough College is one of more than 500 schools across Britain where the charity has taught.

Critics of the charity, Narconon, say it is a front to promote the teaching of Scientology — the controversial “religion” founded by L Ron Hubbard, the science fiction writer.

Schools contacted last week said they knew nothing about the charity’s links with Scientology. There is no apparent reference to the church in its drugs education literature. [...] "Narconon/Scientology Infiltration of the San Francisco Unified School District"

The Church of Scientology is attempting to infiltrate the San Francisco Unified School District (SFUSD) through the Narconon Drug Education Program put on by one of its key front organizations. (To report new developments by email or fax, scroll down to the bottom of this web page for contact info.) [...]

Xenu TV (2000): "Scientology and the Clearwater Police" by Mark Bunker

Scientology snuck into Clearwater, Florida in 1978 under the assumed name of United Churches. Since then they have come to dominate the small town.

I lived in Clearwater for two years, working with a group which was helping people defrauded and abused by Scientology. During this time, police officers started to accept off duty jobs from Scientology. I documented the police officer's bias during that time. The police department accepted $176,000 a year from Scientology and was called by some "Scientology's police force."

Mike Krotz: "Florida Politicians, Government Officials & Scientology"

The organization known as Scientology is well known for making unsubstantiated claims of success with their many programs including NarcononCriminon and Applied Scholastics,  which in the end are all simply recruiting fronts for this group.  Florida politicians and officials are now frequently associating with Scientologists and seeming to promote these highly questionable and controversial programs and organizations.

Former Surgeon General C. Everett Koop, M.D. on a book promoting Narconon procedures:  "My recommendation about detoxification is to keep away from it. You don't need it. I'm not sure it does what this book describes. It's dangerous. I don't think L. Ron Hubbard has credibility in the scientific world. The author's suggestions about detoxification can be detrimental to your health."

As a Florida resident, voter and taxpayer, I strongly object to our politicians and representatives offering funding or even the air of legitimacy to Scientology, its practices, programs or front groups.  These programs have never been independently tested or proven, and are all based on the writings of Scientology founder and science fiction writer, L. Ron Hubbard.  Scientologists often rely on politicians and what they refer to as "opinion leaders" in a community in an attempt to gain credibility and support for their dangerous and unproven programs.  This page is dedicated to exposing and confronting these officials and politicians, as well as serving as an educational tool for them.  [...]

Operation Clambake: "GO 732 - Snow White Program" (20 April 1973)

Operation Snow White was a systematic attempt to infiltrate and steal classified files on Scientology from governments all over the world. Its exposure by the FBI in 1977 led to the arrest and imprisonment of the Guardian Office's senior leadership in the US and Canada. The program consisted of a number of sub-programs ("Snow White Operating Targets" or "SWOTs"), each with a different codename, aimed at targets in particular countries or international organisations. The original aim of the program was to expose and legally expunge "all false and secret files of the nations of operating areas" and to enable OTC (the Panamanian-registered front organisation for the Sea Org), the Apollo and Hubbard himself to "frequent all Western nations without threat." Crucially, the word "legally" was later removed to enable this goal to be met through clandestine (and illegal) operations.

The Globe and Mail (Jan. 22, 1980): "The Scientology Papers: Big FBI raid led to conspiracy trial of cult leaders Court hears of spying, theft of government files" by John Marshall

Miss Thomas had penetrated the U. S. Coast Guard's intelligence service and worked as a secretary in the U. S. Justice Department so she could steal files involving Scientology and matters of interest to the cult, the court was told.

She also played the role of a drunken pickup in Washington in a 1976 scheme to blackmail Gabriel Cazares, then mayor of the Florida city of Clearwater, the court documents revealed. The cult had used a front to make extensive property purchases in Clearwater for its top training base. Documents before the court indicated the U. S. Scientologists wanted to take control of Clearwater.

The Guardian (Feb. 1980): "Scientology's bizarre manual of dirty tricks"

The ruthless attitude of the Church of Scientology in dealing with its critics is confirmed and detailed by other Washington documents.

A memorandum dated March 9, 1970, addressed to the "Guardian World Wide," Jane Kember — the cult's senior administrative executive, who is based at East Grinstead — gives a "list" of "the successful and unsuccessful actions used by (Scientology) intelligence."

Successful actions include:

1. The use of false letterheads to gather information.

2. "Using 2D [a Scientology term meaning sex] on someone high in the government to seduce them over to our side. This particular action was not started as an Int action, but was more personal."

3. "Infiltrating an enemy group with the end to getting documents. These can either be about their own plans, or what they have on us."

Clearwater Sun (1979): "Scientologists plot city takeover"

The Church of Scientology of California had big plans for The unsuspecting community of Clearwater when it arrived there in November 1975.

In essence, the sect wanted to control the city's politicians, media And religious groups.

To that end, the Scientologists have evidently failed. Hardly any Clearwater resident is not skeptical of the sect's proclaimed goals and "reform" activities.

Nevertheless, the church has purchased $8 million in Clearwater buildings and land and continues to work for the potential to exert the political pressure it needs to gain acceptance.

Documents released here, as well as activities of Clearwater Scientology groups, indicate the sect has no intention of letting up in its quest to somehow "take control." [...]

Scientology's Guardian's Office file (7 June 1973): RE: TENYAKA MEMORIAL

Our person has now been made Assistant Manager of the National BBB office with a good likeliehood of being Manager within the next six months. This person has already been suggested by the Manager to be a National BBB representative at the next Coordinating Conference. [...] Our DC group has also put an individual into the Pharmaceutical Association.