By John Donovan
The situation becomes ever more sinister regarding Shell’s reaction to this website royaldutchshellplc.com
On 4 December, an Internet security expert for a prominent US newspaper received an email purportedly from me – [email protected] In fact, I sent no such email. It related to revelations contained in the Shell emails released to us under the Data Protection Act, and to the US National Cyber Forensics and Training Alliance. The expert is investigating.
Within the documents Shell lawyers supplied in our first DPA application in 2007, was a Shell internal email dated 9 March 2007 revealing that a counter-measures team was being set up inside Shell and that it had decidedly hostile intent towards us and our website.
Related documents dated before and after 9 March, but all covered by our first application, were apparently held back by Shell. This was despite a statement on behalf of Shell by a law firm Simmons & Simmons on 5 September 2007 claiming: “Our client has complied fully and in good faith with its obligations under the Data Protection Act 1998…” It is now plain that this claim was untrue. Simmons & Simmons was retained to try to fend off our legitimate DPA related questions.
The 9 March email with the intimidating content was handed over to us. The related emails from that same month – March 2007, were not. One of them, dated 21 March 2007, contained information which, if we had received it, would have tipped us off (and therefore Shell employees) to what action Shell was taking on a global basis in an attempt to identity whistle blowers. If the email was deliberately and conveniently withheld, as seems highly probable under the circumstances, that would constitute a serious breach of the Data Protection Act.
Because of serious implications arising from the Shell information received, we have decided to scan and publish all of the emails relating to Shell counter-measures, so that the information is put into the public domain. This will take a few days. We want Shell employees to be fully aware of the content of the emails. Our sources contact us from home, not from Shell premises.
We will then bring these sinister developments to the attention of the UK Police, the FBI and the UK Information Commissioners Office. We will also write to over UK 600 MP’s. This will be done to protect our safety bearing in mind the implication of invisible (covert) actions and investigations being taken against us at the behest of Shell involving secretive “external” intelligence outfits. Reference is made to the involvement of “NCFTA” in collaboration with “CAS”. We note that Shell is a client of CAS Global.
This all has to be viewed against the backdrop of past criminal acts committed against us during our battles with Shell senior management and undercover activity by Shell against its perceived enemies, as exposed by The Sunday Times. The rule-bending Chief Ethics Officer of Royal Dutch Shell – Richard Wiseman – admitted in writing the activities of an incompetent Shell undercover agent who was caught red-handed in the midst of a Shell spying mission at our offices many years ago.