It took the CIA over six months to respond to a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request seeking information on Project Hammer and Jacobe (program). The request was denied under exemptions (b)(1) and (b)(3) of the FOI Act. Section (b)(1) of the Act applies to material that is “properly classified pursuant to an Executive order in the interest of national defence or foreign policy,” and exemption (b)(3) applies to the CIA Director’s statutory obligation to “protect from disclosure intelligence sources and methods, as well as organization, functions, names, official titles, salaries or numbers of personnel employed by the Agency.”


PROFILE: David Guyatt





David Guyatt is married with three children.


Guyatt had a twenty eight year career in investment banking (Member AIBD) based in the City of London. His last position was Associate Director & Treasurer of the Forfaiting division of a major international bank.


After retirement, he has developed as a researcher into a range of subjects.

Non-lethal weapons

Full article: Non-lethal weapons

David has prepared background papers on Anti Personnel Electromagnetic Weapons for the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) following an invitation to speak on the subject at their 1996 international symposium in Montreaux, Switzerland. He was a contributing member of ICRCs SIrUS Project that sought to define criteria for judging Abhorrent Weapons. He assisted Swiss TV in their documentary programme on Non Lethal Weapons broadcast in early 1997. He has also written a number of feature articles that are available for free download on this website.

Weapons dealing

Full article: Arms dealing

Guyatt has written for the World Development Movement on the financing of international arms deals. His website states that he assisted production of a two-part World In Action TV documentary on the British export of weapons to Indonesia broadcast in April 1997. This is probably a reference to Making a Killing & Profit Before Principle, which was broadcast in June 1997, though no Guyatt credit is visible on WWW.[1][2]

Yamashita’s Gold

David spent eight years investigating Yamashita’s Gold – the gold and other treasures suspected to have been secreted by the Axis powers during WWII. His electronic manuscript The Secret Gold Treaty [3] reveals many hitherto secrets that have surrounded this fifty-year-old enigma. He has also published a companion volume called The Project Hammer File[3] and has followed up with Project Hammer Reloaded[3] He continues to work on follow-up investigations of these and related matters.


He registered Deep Black Lies in July 2000.


Documents by David Guyatt

Title Document type Publication date Subject(s) Description
Document:Circle of Power article 1999 Le Cercle
Document:Gangsters Paradise article Gangsterism In Russia
Vorovsky mir
Document:Group 13 article 1999 Assassination
Group 13
Does the British Government have a deniable assassination squad? An exploration of evidence that it does.
Document:Holy Smoke and Mirrors article 2000 Deep politics
CIA/Drug trafficking
Al Carone
The Cabal/History
A wide ranging overview into the history of the modern supranational deep state, with an emphasis on overall connections and interactions of groups and people, rather than on particular events and dates.
Document:In Defence of the Indefensible article 1997 Arms-to-Iraq
Allivane International
Scott Report
A critique of the Scott Report on the illegal export of military equipment to Iraq through the 1980’s
Document:Lockerbie – The Syrian Connection article 1997 Pan Am Flight 103
Lester Coleman
Juval Aviv
Charles Dennis McKee
Document:Masters of Persuasion article 2005 CIA
Mind control
Phoenix Program
Franklin child prostitution ring
Jim Jones
Document:Operation Black Dog article 2000 Gulf War
Biological weapon
The story of a US covert, airborne biological weapons attack on Iraq during the first US-Iraq war of 1990
Document:Operation Gladio article 1999 Operation Gladio How European extreme left-wing organisations were manipulated and set up as patsies for indiscriminate acts of terrorism aimed at discrediting the Left and preventing the accession of Left-leaning and communist to government.
Document:Princes of Plunder article 1999 Red House meeting
WW2/Operation Market Garden
Why, but for a suppressed act of treachery motivated by the safeguarding of vast wealth, the capture of the Arnhem bridge during the Allies’ Operation ‘Market Garden’ might not have been ‘A Bridge Too Far’
Document:Terminal Velocity article 1997 Yvonne Fletcher Presents evidence that the shots which killed PC Yvonne Fletcher were not fired from the first floor of the Libyan embassy and that other aspects of the official narrative are anomalous. It refers to the work of Joe Vialls.
Document:The Octopus article 1999 CIA
The Enterprise
Danny Casolaro
Lucien Conein
US/Deep state
Crime syndicate
An introduction to the involvement of senior US politicians, bureaucrats and the CIA in globalised criminal activities, the investigation of which cost investigative reported Danny Casolaro his life
Document:The Spoils of War article 2002 Black Eagle Trust
Yamashita’s gold
An introduction to the murky subject of the gold plundered by the NAZI and Japanese