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Daniel Brandt
post Wed 1st August 2007, 10:12pm
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Let me summarize what I think we know.

1. SlimVirgin is Linda Mack who studied philosophy at King's College, lost a close friend on PanAm 103, and worked for Pierre Salinger at ABC News, London from about 1989-1991 on the PanAm 103 investigation.

2. She pursued various PanAm 103 conspiracy theories, but once the two Libyans were indicted, she seemed to steer the investigation in the direction of the government's case against Libya, according to John K. Cooley, who along with Pierre Salinger, was responsible for hiring her at ABC.

3. Pierre Salinger interviewed the two Libyans in Tripoli, and believed, along with quite a few independent investigators, that they were either completely innocent, or only peripherally involved, perhaps unwittingly.

4. Syria's support in the Gulf War was important to the West. The leading theory until such time that the finger was pointed at Libya, was that Syria was involved, perhaps with Iran bankrolling them, in retaliation for the Iranian airliner that the U.S. shot down.

5. Scotland Yard raided ABC and made off with videotapes and documents. ABC fought in court, and after an expensive battle, lost the case.

6. Salinger came to believe that Linda Mack was working for MI5, and had been all along. He locked her out of her office.

7. Michael S. Morris, a former BOSS (South Africa) agent who investigated PanAm 103, has named Linda Mack as an "agent."

8. For at least two or three years after this, Linda Mack worked on the case as a freelancer. She started a petition drive against Allan Francovich's film, The Maltese Double-Cross: Lockerbie. This film promoted a conspiracy theory that was at odds with the government's case against Libya.

9. Linda Mack next shows up in Canada in 2002, registering the domain slimvirgin.com, using the name S. McEwan and a PO box in Swalwell, Alberta, Canada. Patrick Byrne, who knew Linda Mack at Cambridge, says she was half Canadian, and she switched on an English accent suddenly one day at Cambridge, and continued to use it from that point forward.

10. The email address on the slimvirgin.com domain registration was slimvirgin1@yahoo.com. The email address for Linda Mack on the alumni list at King's College, Cambridge was also slimvirgin1@yahoo.com. This mailing list was purged of Linda Mack's name several months ago. Similarly, the domain registration became a private registration within the last year.

11. One "Sarah McEwan, Canada" wrote comments or sent a letter to telegraph.co.uk in Britain in support of animal rights in 2004.

12. SlimVirgin signs her name as "Sarah" on the Wikipedia mailing list.

13. Daniel Brandt emailed slimvirgin AT gmail.com in late October, 2005, using a pseudonym, and asked if she would be interested in selling the slimvirgin.com domain. Twice she denied that she was the owner of that domain.

14. SlimVirgin's IP address geolocates to Shaw Communications in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada, but the accuracy of this is disputed and she could be living in either Alberta or Saskatchewan.

15. SlimVirgin indicated a very early interest in the PanAm 103 article when she started editing Wikipedia sometime on or before November 5, 2004. At least one edit that was oversighted suggests inside knowledge of the Pierre Salinger investigation.

16. Jimmy Wales has admitted that articles have been oversighted to protect the identity of SlimVirgin and others.

17. Today almost no one with knowledge about the investigation, including Robert Baer, the CIA official who was close to the CIA's investigation at the time, pretends that the Libyans were guilty.

18. SlimVirgin has made a comment on a Talk page suggesting that the Libyan in prison is not guilty.

19. After Daniel Brandt emailed John K. Cooley in Athens, Greece to ask about Linda Mack, she called Cooley to ask him not to talk to Brandt. She had read on Wikipedia Review that Brandt had located Cooley, and was hoping to hear from him. But Brandt had already received Cooley's response shortly before Linda Mack made this call.

20. Various articles that are politically significant, in addition to the PanAm 103 articles, suffer from excessive ownership by SlimVirgin in that they are seriously skewed in directions that she has promoted and protected. These include articles about Lyndon LaRouche. Moreover, several months before SlimVirgin started the stub on Daniel Brandt, she declared that Brandt was an unreliable source on the topic of one Chip Berlet.
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Daniel Brandt   What we know about SlimVirgin   Wed 1st August 2007, 10:12pm
the fieryangel   Let me summarize what I think we know. Perfect...   Wed 1st August 2007, 10:20pm
Infoboy   Archive of that SlimVirgin diff: Anything we dr...   Wed 1st August 2007, 10:26pm
LamontStormstar   Archive of that SlimVirgin diff: Ah when you ...   Thu 2nd August 2007, 2:32am
Nathan   Webcite'd here (be patient, you might not see ...   Wed 1st August 2007, 10:30pm
anthony   Webcite'd here (be patient, you might not see...   Thu 2nd August 2007, 2:17am
jdrand   Very interesting, thanks Mr Brandt. Sounds like so...   Thu 2nd August 2007, 6:01am
blissyu2   That denial blog is particularly stupid, given tha...   Thu 2nd August 2007, 9:35am
BobbyBombastic   That denial blog is particularly stupid, given th...   Thu 2nd August 2007, 4:50pm
jdrand   A NameBase entry for Linda Mack can be found at: h...   Fri 3rd August 2007, 6:34am
blissyu2   A NameBase entry for Linda Mack can be found at: ...   Fri 3rd August 2007, 9:19am
Daniel Brandt   This was indexed in NameBase shortly after the boo...   Fri 3rd August 2007, 8:46pm
Dr_Debug   [url=http://www.wikipedia-watch.org/gifs/coleman....   Mon 31st December 2007, 2:04pm
Derktar   [url=http://www.wikipedia-watch.org/gifs/coleman...   Tue 1st January 2008, 4:54am
Infoboy   Mills appears British: http://www.google.com/sear...   Fri 3rd August 2007, 9:34pm
Daniel Brandt   Mills appears British: [url=http://www.google.co...   Fri 3rd August 2007, 10:52pm
flash   [quote name='Infoboy' post='40559' date='Fri 3rd ...   Sun 22nd June 2008, 10:55am
guy   There's also another 'David Mills' ev...   Sun 22nd June 2008, 1:55pm
flash   [quote name='flash' post='108866' date='Sun 22nd ...   Thu 26th June 2008, 10:15am
jdrand   Thank you.   Sat 4th August 2007, 1:24am
jorge   Additionally, I'd like to draw peoples attenti...   Thu 11th October 2007, 6:48pm
Jonny Cache   Additionally, I'd like to draw people's a...   Thu 11th October 2007, 7:22pm
Proabivouac   Let me summarize what I think we know. … Are w...   Tue 15th July 2008, 10:51pm
Sxeptomaniac   Let me summarize what I think we know. … Are ...   Wed 16th July 2008, 12:09am
Moulton   The title of the thread should be: What Daniel Br...   Tue 15th July 2008, 11:48pm
gomi   The information has been located and researched by...   Wed 16th July 2008, 1:31am
Proabivouac   The information has been located and researched b...   Wed 16th July 2008, 2:04am
Lar   The information has been located and researched ...   Wed 16th July 2008, 3:12am
Herschelkrustofsky   [quote name='Proabivouac' post='113944' date='Tue...   Wed 16th July 2008, 6:20am
BobbyBombastic   How is this different from any other post or thre...   Wed 16th July 2008, 4:34pm
The Joy   The information has been located and researched b...   Wed 16th July 2008, 5:15am
Proabivouac   The information has been located and researched ...   Wed 16th July 2008, 5:39am
gomi   So, on the one hand, it is not an official finding...   Wed 16th July 2008, 5:55am
gomi   There is a standing offer to remove entirely from ...   Wed 16th July 2008, 5:05am
everyking   Broadly speaking, I think the case has been proven...   Wed 16th July 2008, 6:59am
Proabivouac   19. After Daniel Brandt emailed John K. Cooley in...   Wed 16th July 2008, 8:55am
Aloft   And Cooley's response was? http://wikipediarev...   Wed 16th July 2008, 9:03am
Proabivouac   And Cooley's response was? http://wikipediare...   Wed 16th July 2008, 9:09am
Saltimbanco   I think it makes sense to leave the thread pinned,...   Wed 16th July 2008, 2:57pm
Proabivouac   I think it makes sense to leave the thread pinned...   Wed 16th July 2008, 3:37pm
LessHorrid vanU   Yeah, if was intended as a sort of FAQ default top...   Wed 16th July 2008, 8:29pm
everyking   Yeah, if was intended as a sort of FAQ default to...   Thu 17th July 2008, 7:41am
Proabivouac   [quote name='LessHorrid vanU' post='114111' date=...   Thu 17th July 2008, 8:49am
Disillusioned Lackey   Slim's doing herself no favors on ANI. But it...   Thu 7th August 2008, 5:29am
Zeraeph   Guys, WHAT were you smoking? I do not *know* SV,...   Sat 27th December 2008, 9:23am
Anonymous editor   Your block expires in a little more than two weeks...   Sun 28th December 2008, 1:50am
Zeraeph   Your block expires in a little more than two week...   Sun 28th December 2008, 12:22pm


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