February 9, 2005
Federal Bureau of Investigation
J. Edgar Hoover Building
935 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
Washington, D.C. 20535-0001
United States Consulate General
1075 West Pender Street
Vancouver, BC V6E 2M6
attn: Legal Attache
1200 Vanier Parkway
Ottawa, ON K1A 0R2
Chilliwack, B.C. Detachment
45924 Airport Road
Chilliwack, B.C. V2P 1A2
By: Canada Post and E-mail
Dear FBI, Consul General and RCMP:
I am writing concerning a threatening posting made yesterday to the
Internet newsgroup alt.religion.scientology by a pseudo-anonymous poster
who identifies himself with the user name "Spacetraveler."
I am the Gerry Armstrong named in the thread "Hats off to Gerry
Armstrong," and I am the Gerry in "Spacetraveler's" posting
inciting to murder me. This is a hate crime against me motivated by bias
toward race and religion, specifically because I am a member of the class
of citizens identified in Scientology by race and religion as "Suppressive
My wife Caroline Letkeman and I take this post and threat by "Spacetraveler"
very seriously. "Spacetraveler" positions himself as a Scientology
authority who instructs people in Scientology "policies" and what
individuals to hate and attack.
Over the past eight months or more the person or persons posting as "Spacetraveler"
has generated an Internet campaign against me of what is called in Scientology
"Black Propaganda" or "Black PR." Scientology founder
L. Ron Hubbard detailed how the organization and its agents were to black
PR targets such as myself, with relentless lies and calumny to destroy the
targets' reputation, credibility and livelihoods.
"Spacetraveler" has knowingly, willfully and repeatedly falsely
accused me of theft, of being a thief, and of various other nefarious traits
Aside from the obvious willful destruction of a target's reputation and
credibility, Scientology's purpose for its black PR campaigns is to create
a public atmosphere in which it is acceptable and even laudatory to obliterate
I have been physically assaulted by agents of the Scientology organization
on four occasions, run into bodily by a car driven by an organization agent,
terrorized on the highway, and threatened with assassination on another
occasion by a Scientology agent.
There is a sick psychological component to "Spacetraveler's"
challenge to his fellow Scientologists about how easy it is to murder me,
that it would require "some doingness" to locate my whereabouts,
and they would have to keep their hand steady when they shoot.
My whereabouts is well known, and is necessarily public because I am
right now defending a lawsuit filed against me by Scientology, and I must
reveal my address for service of papers in this litigation.
Scientology's lawsuit against me has been exposed as a component of the
organization's conspiracy against my rights in violation of 18 USC §§241
and 242. Organization leaders are at great and immediate risk of losing
their case(s) against me, and being prosecuted criminally for their conspiracy
to destroy my rights and to have me unlawfully imprisoned on false charges.
Thus these Scientology leaders have a great motivation at this time to have
See, e.g., my respondent's brief in the appeal Scientology is presently
prosecuting in the California Court of Appeal:
Also see, e.g., my opposition to Scientology's petition for writ of certiorari,
filed in a proceeding consolidated with the appeal:
Scientology's leaders also have an enormous motivation for having me
assassinated because they filed a patently false statement about me with
the IRS, consisting of many pages of black propaganda, on which the organization's
1993 IRS tax exemption is based. Organization leaders should be criminally
prosecuted for this false submission, the IRS officials who granted the
tax exemption based on that false submission should be investigated, and
Scientology's tax exemption should be revoked.
See, e.g., http://www.gerryarmstrong.org/50grand/cult/irs/index.html
The individual in the Scientology organization responsible for the crimes
committed against me for the past 23 years, responsible for the ongoing
conspiracy to destroy my rights guaranteed by the US Constitution and laws,
responsible for prosecuting Scientology's litigations against me, responsible
for the mountain of black propaganda against me that his organization and
agents have generated, responsible for Scientology's "religious"
persecution of Caroline and me outside the U.S. as "Suppressive Persons,"
and responsible for the threats to my life, is Scientology leader David
Miscavige officially holds the position of Chairman of the Board of Religious
Technology Center, whose official address is 1710 Ivar Avenue, Suite 1100,
Los Angeles, California 90028. Miscavige is also the head of the Sea Organization,
an unincorporated organization through which he operates all of Scientology
Miscavige is reported in his own organization's publication as gloating
that Scientology is "shooting down" Suppressive Persons such as
me "like ducks in a pond."
I ask that you investigate this latest threat by "Spacetraveler,"
and prosecute the person who made the threat.
I am well aware that the U.S. Justice Department, and very possibly the
RCMP, have been infiltrated and compromised by Scientology agents, and have
encouraged Scientology in its victimization of people, rather than protecting
the victims. The Justice Department and the FBI are well aware of Scientology's
criminal nature, and its campaign to destroy good people's rights, because
of the July 1977 FBI raid on the organization's intelligence bureaus and
the resulting prosecution and conviction of eleven of Scientology's agents.
But the Justice Department and the FBI have since these convictions been
supporting Scientology and encouraging its rise in power and influence and
its destruction of its victims' civil rights.
I ask you to take this threat from a Scientology agent that lays out
how easy it is for Scientologists to murder me as seriously as I take the
threat. To grasp the seriousness simply replace my name in this threat with
that of President Bush.
"You see, take a gun (they are all over the place), put a bullet
in there (also easy). Now locate the whereabouts of President Bush (requires
some doingness), then go to him (take a plane, that's fastest), wait for
him (at some place), pull your gun (does not require much musclepower),
then aim (some will have problems with this), and finally pull the trigger..(keep
your hand steady or you'll miss altogether). Easy no?"
I believe that you would take very seriously such a threat against the
U.S. President, and that you would act to identify the threat maker and
to prosecute him. Unlike the President, I am very exposed, with no White
House fortress to live in, and without any Secret Service, FBI and other
agents to shield me. In fact, as I've mentioned above, the FBI, which should
be protecting Scientology's victims, has, by inaction and action, been encouraging
just this sort of threatening behavior from Scientology's leaders and agents.
Caroline and I feel we are in physical danger, and we request that you
contact us and do whatever is in your power to protect us.
#1-45950 Alexander Avenue
Chilliwack, B.C. V2P 1L5