Zersetzen Torture - A Threat to our Democracy

It’s just like the STASI treated dissidents in the former communist East Germany, except that this Human Rights Abuse is happening here today. Zersetzen was developed by the former East German secret police, the “STASI”, to persecute dissidents. Today some of our own Spy Agencies are using these Zersetzen "secret police" techniques to bully innocent citizens and whistleblowers for private power elites - in situations that have nothing whatsoever to do with national security.

Not the normal bloodier medieval form of torture, Zersetzen is a more sophisticated “Orwellian” form that was developed to cause "severe and prolonged suffering" without leaving marks.

Sometimes called Cointelpro or No-touch torture, Zersetzen poses the biggest threat to our democracy since the end of the cold war. Since our politicians believe that these secret security/intelligence agencies can destroy their careers they are too scared of them to rein them in.

According to their own leaked documentation, the stated intention of some of these Spy agencies is to cause "Physiological", "Cognitive", and "Affective Stress" in their target victims using methods designed, in their own words (the 4 D's - as some of these Spy agencies call it in their leaked documentation), to disrupt, destroy, diffuse and discredit their victims.

Zersetzen combines character assassination and slander with intimidation, harassment, surveillance, cyberbullying and threats. Zersetzen is about overriding the rule of law.

Once the Spy agencies are involved people are scared to help, and all normal support structures and avenues to resolve grievance simply freeze up. Zersetzen persecution methods have little value as a counter intelligence technique against professionals - other Spy agencies, potential terrorists, organized crime - where there is a strong network of support, but can be very effective against amateurs: innocent citizens who have no network of support.

Two papers have been written on Zersetzen to better explain it. They are presented below. In addition I made a 28 minute VIDEO "The Zersetzen Documentary" on the subject of Zersetzen - https://vimeo.com/125412279 .

The 2 Papers & Video are:

  1. Paper: Zersetzen 25 Precedents
  2. Paper: Russell Zersetzen
  3. Video: The Zersetzen Documentary

1 - Paper: "Zersetzen 25 Precedents"

Here are the experiences of 25 other victims of Zersetzen. The purpose of this paper is to provide examples – precedents – of where Zersetzen / Cointelpro has happened to others, and to do so in a way that you can check the facts out on the internet for yourself. Some 25 cases of Zersetzen in the UK, Canada and USA are reviewed.

These other victims of Zersetzen include Nobel Laureates, Company Chairman and senior Diplomats.You can check their individual stories out for yourself. This Paper also includes an overview of what various experts have said about Zersetzen; including a Senate Committee and the Stasi themselves.

2 - Paper: "Russell Zersetzen"

The following 116 page paper "Russell Zersetzen" was recently filed with the United Nations in Geneva to put these human rights abuses on the record. The covering letter to the UN summarizes my complaint in 4 pages:

The Paper "Russell Zersetzen" lists the numerous incidents of Zersetzen persecution that have occurred. It is a very detailed list of incidents -- over 90 of the items listed have an independent source of corroboration to verify them. Click on the “Russell Zersetzen" Paper, above, for an overall blueprint on the illegal use - by MI5 / MI6 in the UK and CSIS in Canada - of Zersetzen torture techniques to break individuals and destroy families. Note the considerable amount of verification that is available. Zersetzen is designed "to poison every aspect of a person’s life".

3 - VIDEO: "The ZERSETZEN Documentary"

This 27 minute VIDEO describes a Zersetzen persecution against a completely innocent family by the Spy agencies of the UK and Canada.

The full Video is on this URL:


The Video is also available in two parts.

Part 1:


Part 2:


Part 2 of the Video, above, contains slides that the Spy agencies are actually using today to train their operatives in the use of Zersetzen techniques. As their slides prove, the stated intention of some of these Spy agencies is to achieve "Physiological", "Cognitive" and "Affective Stress" in their target victims using methods designed, in their own words (the 4 D's as they call it on their slides), to "Disrupt", Destroy", "Diffuse" and "Discredit" their victims.

Check the VIDEO out at one of the above URLs for a complete blueprint on Zersetzen, and for an answer to the obvious questions: Why should you care anyway? How could Zersetzen affect you?


The Zersetzen Formula Summarized

In typical Stasi-style the Zersetzen formula used is -- First to slander & character assassinate -- Then to threaten, intimidate & harass -- Then to cover-up by ensuring no investigation takes place -- Then to say you are nuts when you complain about the cover-up.

Zersetzen is about:
  • Slander & Character Assassination
  • Surveillance
  • Stalking
  • Intimidation
  • Harassment
  • Threats

  • Was developed by the East German secret police - the STASI - to persecute dissidents
  • Is illegally used today by rogue elements in the secret security / intelligence agencies of:
    • USA
    • UK
    • Canada
  • To persecute -
    • Whistle-blowers
    • Enemies of establishment power-elites
    • Those with knowledge that could
      shame power-elites

Zersetzen replaces "rule of law":

  • And compromises the integrity of our democratic institutions -
    • Zersetzen overrides the "rule of law" as its perpetrators are Spy Agencies that operate with impunity above the law
    • Police, Politicians, etc. are too scared of these Spy agencies to intervene
    • All normal avenues of grievance are removed; Zersetzen requires a high-level cover-up to pervert justice

  • Not the old fashioned medieval form of torture, Zersetzen was developed to cause "severe and prolonged suffering" without leaving marks.

Zersetzen is also known by other names:
    • Cointelpro
    • D & D ("Disrupt and Discredit")
    • Vigorous Harassment
    • No Touch Torture
    • Zersetzung

Zersetzen is a secret police tool, and not the tool of a legitimate security / intelligence agency.

Zersetzen is about the failure of effective political oversight of the security / Intelligence agencies. Our politicians are scared of these agencies since they believe that our out-of-control Spy Agencies can ruin their careers if they try to rein them in. Zersetzen poses possibly the biggest single threat to our civil liberties and democracy since the end of the cold war.

Roderick Russell

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