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Extract from email (printed below) sent to following US government officials

Sent under the subject heading of:

“Royal Dutch Shell Industrial Espionage”


“Drilling in the Arctic Ocean”


President Barak Obama

Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr. 

Department of Defense

Robert Gates, Secretary of Defense

William J Lynne, Deputy Secretary of Defense

Kathleen Watson, Director DSS

Michael Rogers, Director of Intelligence – Joints Chiefs of Staff

James Winnefield, Directer Strategic Plans and Policy, Joint Chiefs of Staff

Gordon S Heddle, Inspector General, Dept of Defense

Keith B Alexander, Director National Security Agency

Jeh C Johnson, General Counsel, Dept of Defense

State Department

Hilary Clinton, Secretary of State

Department of Energy

Steven Chu, Secretary of Energy

Christopher A Smith, Deputy Assistant Secretary, Oil & Natural Gas

Edward Bruce Held, Director, Office of Intelligence and Counterintelligence

Department of Justice

Eric H Holder, Attorney General

Dept of the Interior

Ken Salazar, Secretary of the Interior

Mary Kendall, Acting Inspector General

Thomas L Strickland, Assistant Secretary, Fish, Wildlife and Parks

Central Intelligence Agency

Leon E Panetta, Director, Central Intelligence Agency

Department Homeland Security

Janet Napolitano, Secretary of Home Land Security

Department of Justice

David S Kris, Assistant Attorney General

Federal Bureau of Investigation

Robert S Mueller, Director, FBI

State of Alaska

Denby S Lloyd, Commissioner, Dept of Fish and Game

Tom Irwin, Acting Commissioner, Dept of Natural Resouces


John McCain (R-AZ)

Evan Bayh (D-IN)

Susan M. Collins (R-ME)

James Inhofe (R-OK)

CarlnLevin (D-MI)

Joseph I. Lieberman (I-CT)

Jim Webb (D-VA)

Lindsey Graham (R-R-SC)

Jeff Sessions (R-AL)

Richard C. Shelby (R-AL)

Blanche L. Lincoln (D-AR)

Dianne Feinstein (D-CA)

Christopher J. Dodd (D-CT)

Bill Nelson (D-FL)

Saxby Chambliss (R-GA)

Daniel K. Inouye (D-HI)

Richard J. Durbin (D-IL)

Richard G. Lugar (R-IN)

Charles E. Grassley (R-IA)

Sam Brownback (R-KS)

Mitch McConnell (R-KY)

Mary L. Landrieu (D-LA)


From, the independent website monitoring the activities of Shell.

Under the circumstances, can this ruthless foreign oil company with a track record of reckless disregard of environmental and safety issues, ethical considerations, and the laws of host countries in which it operates, be trusted to drill in the Arctic Ocean?

Mr Michiel Brandjes, the Company Secretary & General Counsel Corporate of Royal Dutch Shell Plc has had advance sight of the content of this email and therefore the opportunity to correct any inaccuracy, or seek an injunction to prevent it being circulated. The fact that you are now reading it means that Shell has not taken action to challenge the facts as stated herein.


On 7 October 2010 we published an article under the headline: “U.S. Dept. of Defense Confirms NCIS Espionage Investigation of Shell“. Shell was implicated by their attorneys, the Texas law firm of Vethan and Waldrop. Shell had been attempting to gain unlawful access to technical material that had been classified by the Navy Dept., Office of Naval Research in 2001. This material was the IP of a former employee. Shell was apparently trying to ‘muscle’ their way into gaining ownership of the IP material.

This material was classified under DoE/DoD nuclear weapons classification authorities. The above (alleged) conduct by Shell constitutes a capital crime under US law and there are no statutes of limitations regarding this conduct, for the company or the Shell officials involved. A related U.S.Dept of Defense/Department of the Navy internal Memorandum mentions aircraft, ship, and submarine stealth technology, “Weapon Science”, and nuclear weapon design. Because of the subject matter and possible relevance to U.S. co-operation with the Royal Navy, we notified the British Secret Service – MI6 – of the information supplied to us by our source.

Following my email correspondence with a U.S. intelligence source, and clearance obtained by that source from U.S. Dept. of Defense government attorneys, that source was authorized to confirm that an investigation directed at Shell USA was indeed initiated by the US Department of the Navy, Naval Criminal Investigative Service (NCIS). Acting in his capacity as a senior high level United States Department of Defense investigative officer, this source had instigated the investigation.

The US Navy Department has declined thus far to provide any information relating to the status of the investigation. I have seen current related correspondence involving U.S. government departments, including the FBI.

What seems to have happened is that a former Shell employee invented some ground breaking technology with applications relating to hydrocarbon exploration, and military uses relevant to submarine warfare and nuclear weapons design. Shell knew about the potential civil applications, and perhaps some military applications, but nothing specific about the technology which made the applications possible. This made it impossible for Shell to claim ownership when it could not even explain how the technology worked. Shell allegedly decided to get its hands on the technology by surreptitious means, industrial espionage.

A number of individuals were named in the article as alleged co-conspirators in the alleged industrial espionage. Before publication on 7 October 2010, we sent emails to all named parties, including Shell, inviting comment, correction of any inaccurate stated facts, or denial.

Only Shell responded, refusing to comment or deny the stated facts. Relevant email correspondence in June 2010 with Mr. Richard Wiseman, the Chief Ethics & Compliance Officer of Royal Dutch Shell Plc., is self-explanatory. It was published as part of an earlier article: “Shell declines to comment on alleged industrial espionage targeting U.S. Navy Dept”. This was before we received confirmation that a U.S. investigation of alleged industrial espionage by Shell had indeed been instigated. The information from our source was correct.

The subsequent article confirming that an investigation had been initiated was published on 7 October 2010 along with a related historical narration. Several weeks have now passed and still none of the named individuals have contacted us to protest their innocence and deny any involvement.

You may wish to enquire whether there has been a cover-up inside the Dept. of Defense regarding the apparent mishandling of classification issues, as described above, and the possible financial consequences arising from such blunders.

Related issue: Can Royal Dutch Shell be trusted to drill in the Arctic Ocean?

Although evidence proves that Shell’s offshore safety record is abominable, the company is pressing hard to commence deepwater drilling in the Arctic Ocean. This is despite warnings of the dire risks involved, as revealed in recent news articles e.g.

Arctic Drilling Poses Untold Risks, Study Concludes (New York Times 11 November 2010)

Arctic oil spill clean-up plans are ‘thoroughly inadequate’, industry warned (The Guardian 14 November 2010)

The BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, though disastrous in consequence, was an accident. Even if it occurred as a result of gross  negligence, or even criminal negligence, it was not a deliberate act.

Contrast this with the horrific pollution in the Niger Delta resulting from gas flaring by Shell, which has been in progress not for months, or even years, but for decades. This is despite Shell’s repeated empty promises to bring it to an end. Shell’s track record of corruption, plunder and pollution in Nigeria is atrocious. In June 2009, Shell settled for $15.5 million a related US court action alleging its association with human rights abuses and torture. Separately, the SEC has recently imposed a criminal fine of $30 million on Shell arising from bribery and corruption in Nigeria.

Shell’s toxic legacy in the USA, has included the fallout from Shell’s manufacture of pesticides and herbicides on a site at Rocky Mountain near Denver. Shell employees at a drins’ production plant were used as guinea pigs in a related study of carcinogenic properties carried out by the Royal Dutch Group

Shell was also the sponsor of sex, drugs and corruption in a scandal involving the Minerals Management Service.


A Shell espionage operation directed against the owners of seems to have been prompted by information we sent to Bill O’Reilly at Fox News concerning Shell’s continued trading with Iran. Shell clearly places a higher priority on its relationship with the fanatical Iranian regime than any public concern over the Iranian supply of road side bombs, which are maiming and killing American and British soldiers.

U.S. House Proposes Penalty on Firms With Iran Oil Deals: (Extract: “Last week, The Wall Street Journal reported that some companies, including Shell, have been disguising some of those Iranian purchases, according to shipping records, even though they remain perfectly legal.”)

Oil Trade With Iran Thrives, Discreetly (Extract: “FUJAIRAH, United Arab Emirates—An oil tanker named Front Page, chartered by Royal Dutch Shell PLC, left this port on March 17 and reported it was going to another U.A.E. port, then on to Saudi Arabia, ship-tracking data show. But the tracking information reveals that Front Page also made an unreported stop—to the coast of Iran. There it loaded Iranian oil, according to records obtained by oil traders and shipping sources.”)

Royal Dutch Shell is once again funding an odious fanatical regime intent on the extermination of the Jewish people. Iran is bent on developing nuclear weapons to destroy Israel, finishing the job that Shell’s former Nazi partners embarked upon, killing millions of Jews in the Holocaust.

Would it be wise to trust this unscrupulous, foreign owned oil giant, with a badly flawed safety record, to drill in the Arctic Ocean?

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