Water Protectors fighting to keep safe the Missouri River weren't the only ones battling the pipeline.
Apparently, someone at the BIA didn't like Dakota Access Pipeline personnel. As shown here, TigerSwan spots a BIA cruiser running DAPL license plates outside their top-secret Ops center at the Wingate Hotel.
TigerSwan's exaggerations in its intelligence reports were at times almost funny.ALERT -- there's a convoy coming, and they're on horseback, we're spying on them from near the Seven Councils and Red Warrior Camp, and we're running for our lives ... The Rioter Vehicles are coming, they're closing in on us!
Well, that's a sort of paraphrase of this TigerSwan spy file, shown below, at Standing Rock, on Sept. 27, 2016.
TigerSwan's Bogus Facebook Page
TigerSwan's propaganda page on Facebook is 'Netizens for Progress and Justice.' Its purpose is to attempt to discredit Standing Rock Water Protectors and includes an attack on Indigenous Women's Media. TigerSwan's spy files just released by the court reveal that TigerSwan duped the public with their Facebook page, which appeared to be by the community, and which is still on Facebook. TigerSwan says it was hugely successful and points out that the Washington Times was duped.
BOLOS, that's TigerSwan slang for "Be On the Lookout" files.
TigerSwan claims they may have seen a rifle in this truck, shown below, but it looks like they were just giving them the finger. TigerSwan had a list of license plates and used drones and helicopters for surveillance of Standing Rock Water Protectors, according to the 50,000 TigerSwan spy documents obtained by The Intercept.
After Standing Rock, TigerSwan pitched its spy work to other oil and gas pipelines. TigerSwan's PowerPoint warns of the types of opposition it can deal with: The United Nations, Native leaders, celebrities, Bernie Sanders, supporters of Palestinian rights, and big orgs.
TigerSwan spied on the media, including Amy Goodman at Democracy Now, and spied on, and stalked, Paiute journalist Myron Dewey. Myron documented TigerSwan, police and private security at Standing Rock with his drone.
Myron was killed on an isolated dirt road near his family's home at Yomba, Nevada, on Sept. 26, 2021, when a truck pulled into his land and hit Myron head-on.
The driver who killed Paiute journalist Myron Dewey entered a surprise plea agreement on Tuesday. John Walsh entered a plea of guilty on the lesser charge of vehicular manslaughter, a deal cut with a new prosecutor assigned to the case.
Myron was battling the expansion of the Navy Seals Bombing Range at Fallon, Nevada, pushed by the Nevada Congressional delegation, and the lithium mine on the Paiute Massacre Site at Thacker Pass in northern Nevada, promoted by President Biden as 'green energy' for electric vehicles. Both are now underway with destruction.
(Below) This TigerSwan Daily Intelligence Update on Dece. 17, 2016, shows TigerSwan using social media to track Myron Dewey and map out his route.
The TigerSwan spy files being released reveal that not everyone liked TigerSwan in North Dakota.
For those of you who asked if there's a list of those spied on and stalked by TigerSwan, here's one list, which includes five people. TigerSwan calls these Water Protectors, 'Threat Actors," in its "Threat Actor Snapshot." It includes one of the photographers at Standing Rock who shared their photos with Censored News, and two people from North Carolina.
The diagrams of hundreds of water protectors at both Standing Rock and in Iowa, claiming some were leaders, are intentionally blurred because those are "proprietary information," according to The Intercept's online post of the PowerPoint.
Still, other pages in this PowerPoint list many organizations and individuals -- including attorneys and news media -- who were stalked.
The North Dakota security board ruled that TigerSwan operated without a license in North Dakota. The Intercept fought an expensive court battle to obtain the documents.
Energy Transfer Partners, owner of the Dakota Access Pipeline, hired TigerSwan and later fought the release of the documents. The North Dakota Supreme Court ruled these are public records and ordered the 50,000 documents released. There are still 9,000 more documents being disputed in court for release.
Reporter Alleen Brown said, "North Dakota gave Energy Transfer a role in weighing in on what should be redacted. Right now we are missing more than 9,000 pages as the state negotiates with the pipeline company about what should be public."
TigerSwan document targeting individuals and organizations:
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