ASSASSINATION | WHAT REALLY HAPPENED

ASSASSINATION

May 27 19:03

Code Name ARTICHOKE

There are things in our history that most Americans don’t know because they haven’t been told, or what they have been told is not true. Unfortunately, some of the things are so disturbing that many of us would prefer to keep it that way. Such is the case of the death of Frank Olson.

On Monday, November 23, 1953, Olson, a scientist at Fort Detrick, Maryland, told his boss he wanted to quit his job. The following Saturday Olson fell to his death from a tenth floor window of a hotel in New York City.

May 27 10:16

Nasrallah: Der Spiegel, Israel teamed for murder

Hezbollah's secretary general calls the recent accusatory article in the German daily, Der Spiegel a cover-up for Israeli assassinations in Lebanon.

May 26 11:12

Shell 'played role in activist executions'

The Anglo-Dutch petrochemicals giant will be accused of asking Nigeria's military dictatorship to silence Mr Saro-Wiwa and other activists campaigning against ecological damage allegedly brought about by oil extraction.

Mr Saro-Wiwa and eight other campaigners were executed by hanging in November 1995 after being found guilty of what were widely seen as trumped up murder charges.

If found liable, Shell would be forced to pay damages that amount to hundreds of millions of dollars.

May 25 10:18

Special Tribunal Spokeswoman, Hezbollah Dismiss Spiegel’s Allegations

Hezbollah media relations’ bureau issued a statement on Sunday in which it dismissed allegations published by the German magazine Der Spiegel and broadcast by Al-Arabiyya Channel saying that it is nothing less than “police fabrications”.

Der Spiegel claimed on Saturday that the UN special Tribunal for Lebanon probing the assassination of Lebanese Prime Minister Rafik Hariri in 2005, had new evidence that Hezbollah special forces "planned and executed" the Beirut car bombing that killed the former premier and 22 others.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Originally, Syria was blamed for Hariri's death, which led to Syria's withdrawal from Lebanon ... whereupon Israel attacked Lebanon in an attempt to gain access to the Litani river whose water Israel covets.

But Hezbollah, even without Syrian assistance, stopped Israel and the consensus is that Israel lost the 2006 invasion.

So it comes as no surprise that the frame up for Hariri's assassination (thought to have actually been carried out by Israel) shifts to Hezbollah, as Israel needs to find a way to get them out of the way before the next attempt to steal the Litani River.

May 23 12:34

Suicide a 'free pass' for corrupt South Korean politicos (and their paymasters)

It is a shock that could have been predicted: former South Korean President Roh Moo-hyun's opting to avoid prosecutors' questions by ending his life today, off a rock edge near his southern village home. His friends and supporters are left grieving, and the public will grant commensurate pity to his memory--as is humane and to be expected. A self-taught attorney, specializing in human rights and public sympathy, he doubtless passed bearing one last smile--knowing the Ministry of Justice will now close the case of his family's bribery; he was crafty to the end. And citizens of South Korea are the poorer for their misplaced Confucian ideals.

May 23 11:03

SKorean ex-President Roh Moo-hyun dies in apparent suicide amid broadening corruption scandal

May 20 15:52

Bush's 'smoking gun' witness found dead of 'apparent suicide'

The group IndictBushNow.org says Colin Powell used Ibn al-Sheikh al-Libi's “tortured and knowingly fabricated testimony to tell the United Nations that Saddam Hussein's government was helping al-Qaeda develop weapons of mass destruction to kill Americans. It was all a lie.”

IndictBushNow.org is joining with the Partnership for Civil Justice Fund and the ANSWER Coalition to demand full disclosure of the facts surrounding the man's death.

May 19 11:07

The "Executive Assassination Ring"

At a “Great Conversations” event (MP3) at the University of Minnesota last night, legendary investigative reporter Seymour Hersh may have made a little more news than he intended by talking about new alleged instances of domestic spying by the CIA, and about an ongoing covert military operation that he called an “executive assassination ring.”

May 18 11:20

FLASHBACK - The assassination of Rafiq Hariri: who benefited?

What of the acknowledged doubt—summarily dismissed by the Post—that the Syrian regime is being “framed” for a crime it did not commit? Curiously, the newspaper gives no indication of who might be responsible for such a frame-up. Here, however, the question of “who benefits” is definitely worth pursuing.

May 18 08:59

Cheney's Chief Assassin Is Now Obama's Commander in Afghanistan

McChrystal’s rise to leadership is marked by his central role in directing special operations teams engaged in extrajudicial assassinations, systematic torture, bombing of civilian communities and search and destroy missions. He is the very embodiment of the brutality and gore that accompanies military-driven empire building. Between September 2003 and August 2008, McChrystal directed the Pentagon’s Joint Special Operations (JSO) Command which operates special teams in overseas assassinations.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Change? What change? anyone see any change here?

May 17 18:11

al-Libi Dies in a Libyan Prison

But, as Bush and Cheney cravenly brought back the 16 Words (for the SOTU), so they came back with the fraudulent al-Libi based Iraq lie again too:

May 14 13:11

Following al-Libi's 'Suicide,' What About the Other 'Ghost Detainees' in Libya, Elsewhere?

Al-Libi was, after all, the 'ghost detainee' who had offered a false link between Iraq and al-Qaeda, used loudly by the Bush Administration before the war as a key justification for it, after being tortured by the CIA and Egypt, where he'd been secretly renditioned from U.S. custody at Guantanamo. He would later recant his false 'confession,' explaining that it had come about only after 17 hours of 'mock burial,' and a session of brutal beatings by his captors which followed it.

Newsweek describes the al-Libi affair today as "one of the biggest intelligence fiascos of the run up to the Iraq War" and "a major embarrassment for the Bush administration."

May 13 15:56

FLASHBACK - Who killed Nick Berg?

On March 7, 2004, two weeks before his arrest in Mosul, an "enemies list" had been posted on a conservative website, FreeRepublic.com. The list was compiled from signatories to an anti-war petition, and its implied purpose was to encourage readers to harass those it named.

Berg's father was on that list, as was the family firm, Prometheus. This information may well have triggered the arrest of Berg in Iraq.

May 13 10:44

Guatemala head denies murder link

President Alvaro Colom of Guatemala has vehemently denied playing any role in the murder of a prominent lawyer.

May 13 09:09

Did newly announced top Afghan general run Cheney's assassination wing?

Speaking to a University of Minnesota audience in March, Hersh called JSOC "a special wing of our special operations community that is set up independently. ... They do not report to anybody, except in the Bush-Cheney days, they reported directly to the Cheney office. ... Congress has no oversight of it. ... It’s an executive assassination ring essentially, and it’s been going on and on and on."

May 12 12:49

Libya/US: Investigate Death of Former CIA Prisoner

“The death of Ibn al-Sheikh al-Libi means that the world will never hear his account of the brutal torture he experienced,” said Sarah Leah Whitson, Middle East director at Human Rights Watch.

May 09 16:32

Family of Secrets

May 03 19:54

Flashback: Ft. Benning's school of sadists

U.S. Army's School of the Americas' Advanced Studies in Torture
Revolutionary Worker #886, December 15, 1996

From the Web page of the U.S. Army's Fort Benning, site of the School of Americas
"The School of the Americas is where select military personnel from Central and South America receive finishing touches on military training. This training is used to control and exterminate the poor and indigenous people of the trainees' countries. The poor are declared the enemy because they need land, crops, employment, living wages, education, health care, housing and the possibility of a human life. This threatens the leaders of these countries who control the wealth and resources of the land by military force."

Bill Bichsel, a Jesuit priest who recently ended

May 03 19:43

Priest jailed for protesting US torture/assassination school

Priest to serve time for protesting U.S. torture, assassin school
By Cheryl LaBash
Published Feb 26, 2009 11:15 PM

On Jan. 26, Fr. Luis Barrios declared the Western Hemisphere Institute for Security Cooperation guilty of training in murder and torture to advance U.S. imperialism’s interests in Latin America. At the same time, the U.S. District Court sentenced him to serve two months in federal prison for walking onto the grounds of Fort Benning, home of Whinsec, better known by its former name, School of the Americas.

May 01 11:29

Clinton-era appointee dead in apparent DC suicide

An attorney who served in the Clinton administration was found dead Thursday in an apparent suicide at his Washington law office.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

"DC suicide" is the new term for getting whacked by someone powerful.

Meanwhile, it turns out that Mark Levy was in the Department of Justice during the Vince Foster cover-up.

May 01 10:09

Bungled attack on Dutch Royal Family; Four Dead, Several Injured + UPDATE

In the Dutch town of Apeldoorn a man attempted to crash his car into a bus carrying the Dutch Crown Prince, his wife and other members of their family. Queen Beatrix was not aboard the bus. Four people were killed when the man drove his car at considerable speed through the crowd. Five people, three of them children, were critically injured and a number of others suffered lesser injuries. The car did not reach the royal bus, but came to a standstill against a statue when the driver lost control over his vehicle. The driver, who was also severely wounded, is in custody. The car came within some 40 yards of the bus. The royal bus tour was part of Queen’s Day activities, a national holiday celebrating the bond between the Netherlands and the House of Orange.

May 01 09:49

Karl Rove Case Witness Michael Connell Killed in Plane Crash, Sisters Want Answers

Shannon Connell of Madison says her brother Michael rarely talked about work. She knew he ran an Ohio company called New Media Communications that set up websites for Republicans including former President George H.W. Bush and Florida Gov. Jeb Bush. But it wasn't until after he died last December, when the small plane he was piloting crashed, that she learned via the Internet of his tie to a voter fraud case and to allegations that presidential adviser Karl Rove had made threats against him...."But as time goes on, it's hard for me not to believe there was something deliberate about it."

May 01 08:25

Dutch queen escapes as driver crashes into crowd, killing four

Witnesses said that the black Suzuki Swift appeared to deliberately target an open bus carrying Queen Beatrix and her family in the town of Apeldoorn during festivities to mark Queen's Day, a national holiday.

Apr 30 18:32

Clinton-era appointee dead in apparent DC suicide

Levy attended Yale University's law school with former President Bill Clinton and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and more recently worked on fundraising for Hillary Clinton's presidential campaign, said Dennis Gingold, an attorney who was working with Levy on a case.

"I don't know anyone who isn't shocked by what just happened," Gingold said. "He was a good guy. He really was ... and professionally, he was first class."

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Apr 30 13:52

Karl Rove case witness killed in plane crash, sisters want answers

Shannon Connell of Madison says her brother Michael rarely talked about work. She knew he ran an Ohio company called New Media Communications that set up websites for Republicans including former President George H.W. Bush and Florida Gov. Jeb Bush. But it wasn't until after he died last December, when the small plane he was piloting crashed, that she learned via the Internet of his tie to a voter fraud case and to allegations that presidential adviser Karl Rove had made threats against him.

Apr 29 11:01

Taliban gunmen shooting couple dead for adultery caught on camera

In footage which is being watched with horror by Pakistanis, the couple try to flee when they realise what is about to happen. But a gunman casually shoots the man and then the woman in the back with a burst of gunfire, leaving them bleeding in the dirt.

Apr 27 18:40

A Much Better List of Dead Microbiologists (With Photos!)

Dr. Mario Alberto Vargas Olvera, age 52. Died: Oct. 6, 2007 as a result of several blunt-force injuries to his head and neck. Ruled as murder. Found in his home. He was a nationally and internationally recognized biologist.

Apr 25 08:41

1 month before JFK was murdered, he told the LOBBY to register as agents of a foreign government

One month before he was murdered in Dallas, President John F. Kennedy told the American Zionist Council (AZC), the Daddy of today's 900 pound AIPAC gorilla, to register as a foreign agent, which was and still is the law for all countries, except Israel.

Apr 24 10:21

CIA death squads killing with “impunity” in Afghanistan

A United Nations investigator released a preliminary report last week citing widespread civilian deaths in Afghanistan, often at the hands of unaccountable units led by the CIA or other foreign intelligence agencies.

The investigator is Philip Alston, a New York University professor serving as the Special Rapporteur of the United Nations Human Rights Council on extrajudicial, summary or arbitrary execution. His report provides a partial glimpse into the illegal actions of intelligence agencies, occupying forces, and Afghan police, as they seek to repress opposition to the US-led occupation and US-backed government.

A more detailed final report will be released later this year.

Apr 24 10:20

'Dick Cheney had a death squad'

Apr 24 07:50

Bernanke put you on the hook for 2 trillion and counting. You are an involuntary investor

Bloomberg.com -The public is an “involuntary investor” in the nation’s banks, according to an April 15 court filing by Bloomberg.

In the report, the Fed detailed its assets in three limited liability corporations, all called Maiden Lane for a street in Lower Manhattan that runs past the New York Fed.

The losses become real if the principal isn’t returned.

Apr 22 19:46

Feds: Freddie Mac should hide info from SEC

Yesterday, we learned from the Chicago Tribune that Freddie Mac documents are not subject to the Freedom of Information Act because they contain or might compromise commercial information–that is, the proprietary insider information of a private company. Today, in the Washington Post, we learn that that private company was pressured to withhold negative information it was obligated to disclose under SEC rules.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

So, something is being hidden over at Freddie Mac.

Did David Kellerman stumble onto something really big?

Apr 22 19:05

FLASHBACK - Rahm Emanuel's profitable stint at mortgage giant

Before its portfolio of bad loans helped trigger the current housing crisis, mortgage giant Freddie Mac was the focus of a major accounting scandal that led to a management shake-up, huge fines and scalding condemnation of passive directors by a top federal regulator.

One of those allegedly asleep-at-the-switch board members was Chicago's Rahm Emanuel—now chief of staff to President Barack Obama—who made at least $320,000 for a 14-month stint at Freddie Mac that required little effort.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Hmmmmm.

Apr 22 19:03

FLASHBACK - Emanuel Was Director Of Freddie Mac During Scandal

President-elect Barack Obama's newly appointed chief of staff, Rahm Emanuel, served on the board of directors of the federal mortgage firm Freddie Mac at a time when scandal was brewing at the troubled agency and the board failed to spot "red flags," according to government reports reviewed by ABCNews.com.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Then David Kellerman steps in and starts to go over the books.

... and now David Kellerman has been "suicided!"

Apr 22 12:18

Acting Freddie Mac CFO found dead

"I'm in total shock. This is a wonderful family. This is the last thing I would have ever expected," says Susan Unger, who lives across the street from Kellermann. "I'm saddened. It's awful."

Unger's husband Paul says Kellermann was a "terrific guy."

"We're just shocked beyond belief. This is just a wonderful family -- very family oriented," Paul Unger says.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

By tomorrow the media will be filled with testimonials about how depressed the guy was in recent weeks.

Apr 22 12:00

Freddie Mac CFO Suicide by Hanging? (or gunshot wound)

Now the police have changed their story, Freddie Mac CFO shot himself in the head. Was this before the hanging?

Apr 22 09:45

Freddie Mac Chief David Kellerman Commits Suicide

Sabrina Ruck, a Fairfax County police spokesman, confirmed to the AP that Kellermann was dead, but she could not confirm that he committed suicide despite WUSA reporting that Fairfax police told them it was a suicide.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Homicide is the presumption in all unattended deaths. Suicide must be proven, and as we have been seeing for the last 16 years, suicides are not always what they seem to be.

Apr 22 09:11

CFO of Freddie Mac, David Kellermann, Found Dead

"Kellermann was named acting chief financial officer in September 2008, after the resignation of Anthony "Buddy" Piszel, who stepped down after the September 2008 government takeover. The chief financial officer is responsible for the company's financial controls, financial reporting and oversight of the company's budget and financial planning."

Did he find something out that he wasn't supposed to know?

Apr 22 07:57

One down, many thousands to go -Police Found Freddie Mac CFO Dead from Hanging

ABC News - RUSSELL GOLDMAN, JACK DATE and ANN COMPTON - Police believe David Kellermann, 41, Killed Himself in Virginia Home

[Three reporters break this story?]

Apr 21 15:12

Venezuelan Horses Die Mysteriously at U.S. Open Polo Match

All the dead horses were from the Venezuelan-owned team Lechuza Polo, a favorite to win the title at what's described as the World Series of this sport.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

And there is your motive.

Apr 20 12:17

Bolivian president Morales links US embassy to alleged assassination attempt

President Evo Morales has said that an alleged assassination plot against him by Balkan mercenaries and an Irishman may have been backed by the US embassy in the Bolivian capital La Paz.

Police commandos shot dead three men last week in a hotel room in the eastern city of Santa Cruz, which was said to be the base for a conspiracy to wipe out government leaders and stage a coup.

Apr 19 11:55

Who Murdered our beloved president, JFK?

Rep. Paul Findley: "During John Kennedy's campaign for the presidency, a group of New York Jews had privately offered to meet his campaign expenses if he would let them set his Middle East policy. He did not agree … As the president, he provided only limited support of Israel."

Reuven Pedatzer, in a review of Avner Cohen's Israel and the Bomb, in the Israeli Newspaper Ha'aretz on February 5, 1999 wrote, "The murder of American president John F. Kennedy brought to an abrupt end the massive pressure being applied by the U.S. administration on the government of Israel to discontinue their nuclear program."

Apr 19 11:31

Parents left devastated in 'assassin' death riddle

His distraught family was yesterday trying to come to terms with claims by Bolivian authorities that he was shot dead because he was a foreign mercenary involved in a plot to murder the socialist President Morales.

Apr 19 10:45

PALESTINIAN PREVENTIVE SECURITY CARRIES OUT ASSASSINATION ATTEMPT ON HOLY MAN

Palestinian lawmaker Sheikh Hamed al Beitawi on Sunday miraculously escaped an assassination attempt carried out by a member of the Palestinian Authority Security Force (PSF).

A bullet reportedly hit the 66-year-old Sheikh in his thigh but his wound was described as “not life-threatening.”

Apr 17 06:40

George Herbert Walker Bush and his connection to the JFK assassination

In light of Russ Baker's new book, Family of Secrets, people are taking another look at Hankey's research, which by independent means touches upon some of the same themes, especially George Herbert Walker Bush's connection to the assassination of JFK.

I met Hankey at the 2006 COPA conference, where he did a presentation on his indy documentaries, "JFK II", and "The Assassination of JFK Jr." - I filmed his presentation, which you can see here (definitely lo-fi);

Apr 15 12:01

Banker linked to 1980s S&L scandal dies after jumping off Tampa International Airport garage

Wise was a former Kansas clothing salesman who became best known as the chairman of Silverado Banking in Denver, where Neil Bush (brother of former President George W. Bush and former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush) was one of the directors and former Tampa Palms developer Kenneth Good was a major borrower. The institution's collapse in 1988 cost taxpayers $1 billion.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

"He fell. Really. That's all. He just fell. Honest!"

Apr 15 05:25

Conspiracy Theory - Reason vs. the Crowd - JFK Blew the Whistle

American's Journey - "A conspiracy theory is the belief that historical or current events are the result of manipulations by one or more secretive powers or conspiracies." -JFK

Don't believe any conspiracy theories?

Apr 14 10:14

FLASHBACK - An Open Letter to Paul Wellstone

Senator Wellstone: I will not go on about the curious timing of your death. People are very impatient with conspiracy theories these days, even when past theories have revealed conspiracies. Still, I read with weary cynicism that you spoke to a meeting of war veterans in Willmar, Minnesota in October 2002 and told them that Dick Cheney said to you, "If you vote against the war in Iraq, the Bush Administration will do whatever is necessary to get you. There will be ramifications for you and the state of Minnesota." Days later, you were dead.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Relinked in light of the revelation that the US Government assassination squad reported directly to Dick Cheney.

Apr 14 08:30

Has Cheney been Murdering Americans?

The stunning revelation from our nation’s premiere investigative reporter, Seymour Hersh, that Vice President Dick Cheney was running an “executive assassination ring” directly under his control and outside of the normal chain of command has raised the specter that the Vice President of the United States may have been murdering Americans.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Like Paul Wellstone?

Apr 13 10:10

Why I know weapons expert Dr David Kelly was murdered, by the MP who spent a year investigating his death

For Dr David Kelly, the UK's leading weapons inspector, there was to be no adulation, no medal, no standing ovation.

His life ended in the cold, lonely wood where he was found the next morning, his left wrist cut open, and three nearly-empty blister packs of painkillers in his jacket pocket.

His death was, of course, sensational front-page news. Dr Kelly, unknown to almost everybody at the beginning of that July, had in recent days barely been absent from media headlines.

Much to his chagrin he had been thrust into the harsh glare of publicity, accused of being the mole who expressed to the BBC deep concerns about the Government's "sexing up" of its dossier on weapons of mass destruction.

Apr 10 15:09

FLASHBACK - Key Witness to WTC 7 Explosions Dead at 53

Emergency coordinator and 9/11 witness Barry Jennings has passed away with controversy about WTC7 still hot-- as the BBC hit piece and NIST report have been released to counter Jennings' exclusive testimony of explosions inside Building 7

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Barry Jennings died, aged 53, just as the BBC and NIST reports were about to be made public that contradicted Jennings' eyewitness testimony of explosions in the World Trade Towers prior to the actual collapse.

Had Jennings lived, the debate over who was telling the truth and who was lying would have brought even more attention to the controversy over 9-11. But conveniently for the defenders of the status quo, Barry Jennings died.

Now that a peer-reviewed science journal had confirmed the presence of thermite in the remains of the World Trade Towers, it is time to take another look at just how and why Barry Jennings passed away.

Apr 10 06:03

Saddam Hussein, in His Own Words

More than two years after Saddam Hussein's execution, the FBI has released handwritten letters and documents about the Iraq dictator's detention.

Apr 08 17:30

Time for a Closer Look at State Involvement

Time for a Closer Look
by Michael Gaddy
April 8, 2009
"Lately, I have become increasingly skeptical of the timing and circumstances surrounding mass shootings. Any investigator worth his/her salt would question how, within a short time of the state indicating its intention of prohibiting the sale of a certain type firearm, a mass murder occurs in which that type weapon is used."

Apr 07 10:36

Doctors to reopen Yasser Arafat death investigation

Arab doctors are to investigate the death of the former Palestinian president, Yasser Arafat, re-opening a four-year-old case which is still the subject of suspicion, conspiracy theories and political accusations.

Apr 06 14:59

US Envoy Writes of Israeli Threats

In the wake of the accusation by Chas Freeman that his nomination to lead the National Intelligence Council was derailed by an "Israeli lobby," a forthcoming memoir by another distinguished ambassador adds stunning new charges to the debate. The ambassador, John Gunther Dean, writes that over the years he not only came under pressure from pro-Israeli groups and officials in Washington but also was the target of an Israeli-inspired assassination attempt in 1980 in Lebanon, where he had opened links to the Palestine Liberation Organization.

Apr 06 09:03

Video - Dark legacy highlights (JFK assassination)

This video showcases the new material in Dark Legacy, that did come out in JFK II - the Bush connection

Apr 05 13:50

The complete Joe Horn 9-11 call

This is what happens to an innocent person who is looking out for a neighbors property that involves crimes that involve illegal immigrants!

This man was forced to move from this property due to being harassed by protesters!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LLtKCC7z0yc

Apr 04 09:02

The Death Of Martin Luther King

Apr 04 09:01

MARTIN LUTHER KING - THE FATAL SHOT CAME FROM A DIFFERENT DIRECTION

Apr 03 08:44

LIFE EXCLUSIVE! The Day MLK Died

About a dozen black-and-white pictures published Thursday on www.life.com include scenes of King’s associates meeting solemnly in the civil rights leader’s motel room, standing on the balcony where he stood for the last time, and workers cleaning the last of the blood.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Note that this photo spread is still pushing the claim that the shot that killed Dr. King came from a rooming house at 422 South Main Street where James Earl Ray was staying, waiting for "Roul".

But as can be seen in this report, the bullet that killed Dr. King actually came from a different direction.

Apr 03 08:44

The Death Of Martin Luther King

July 11, 1997
Web posted at: 11:47 a.m. EDT (1547 GMT)

MEMPHIS, Tennessee (CNN) -- Markings on some of the test bullets fired from the rifle believed used in the killing of Martin Luther King Jr. do not match the markings on the bullet that killed King, according to an affidavit filed by confessed killer James Earl Ray's attorneys.

The results of bullet tests, conducted in May, were read in court by Judge Joseph Brown .

Lawyers for Ray, who sought the tests in a bid to prove his innocence, are asking Brown to approve additional tests on Ray's .30-06 hunting rifle .

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The FBI claimed that the gun had not been properly cleaned for the test firings and demanded they be allowed to retest, then simply stalled carrying out the new tests until James Earl Ray died in prison. At that point, legal efforts to get at the truth of Martin Luther King's assassination were thrown out of court for "lack of standing."

As for the rifle claimed to have been James Earl Ray's, the marks left on the test bullets were caused by a manufacturing defect, and would have had to have been on all bullets fired previously by that same rifle. Since those marks did not appear on the bullet that killed Dr. King, Ray was indeed innocent. There was no evidence that ever linked him to the murder. He was jailed on the basis of a confession suggested by his conveniently court-appointed lawyer; a confession James immediately retracted to no avail.

Yes, I am aware that some of the external links on this page no longer work. I am trying to locate copies of the relevant videos.

Apr 03 08:37

MARTIN LUTHER KING - THE FATAL SHOT CAME FROM A DIFFERENT DIRECTION

The official story is that these men are pointing at the bathroom window in the rear of the rooming house from which James Earl Ray is supposed to have fired a gunshot.

But is that where the witnesses are pointing?

Apr 01 14:14

DID CHENEY ASSASSINATION RING TARGET PAT TILLMAN ?

This is not an April Fools joke ~ Yesterday, the American Progress Report wrote that Former Cheney national security aide John Hannah confirmed Seymour Hersh's account of an executive assassination ring as being ' Certainly true '.
Also reported yesterday, CNN interviewed Hersh and former Cheney national security aide John Hannah. Although he expressed regret for revealing the story (calling it a "dumb-dumb"), Hersh stood by his initial statements.

Apr 01 01:38

Secret US Forces Carried Out Assassinations in a Dozen Counties

Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative journalist Seymour Hersh created a stir earlier this month when he said the Bush administration ran an “executive assassination ring” that reported directly to Vice President Dick Cheney. “Under President Bush’s authority, they’ve been going into countries, not talking to the ambassador or to the CIA station chief, and finding people on a list and executing them and leaving,” Hersh said. Seymour Hersh joins us to explain.

Mar 31 15:09

US Envoy Writes of Israeli Threats

In the wake of the accusation by Chas Freeman that his nomination to lead the National Intelligence Council was derailed by an "Israeli lobby," a forthcoming memoir by another distinguished ambassador adds stunning new charges to the debate. The ambassador, John Gunther Dean, writes that over the years he not only came under pressure from pro-Israeli groups and officials in Washington but also was the target of an Israeli-inspired assassination attempt in 1980 in Lebanon, where he had opened links to the Palestine Liberation Organization.

Mar 31 10:21

Seymour Hersh: Secret US Forces Carried Out Assassinations in a Dozen Counties, Including in Latin America

Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative journalist Seymour Hersh created a stir earlier this month when he said the Bush administration ran an “executive assassination ring” that reported directly to Vice President Dick Cheney. “Under President Bush’s authority, they’ve been going into countries, not talking to the ambassador or to the CIA station chief, and finding people on a list and executing them and leaving,” Hersh said.

Mar 30 09:59

Prominent Chechen killed in Dubai

Saturday's killing is the fourth of a prominent Chechen since September, when Mr Yamadayev's brother Ruslan was shot dead while driving in central Moscow.

The Chechen leader has denied any involvement in the killings.

Mar 29 12:15

Pulitzer winner Seymour Hersh reveals Cheney's assassination ring, gets no press

Investigative reporter Seymour Hersh is best known for breaking the shocking My Lai massacre story during the Vietnam war, in which hundreds of unarmed civilians in a Vietnamese village were slaughtered by U.S. soldiers in March 1968. His courageous reporting on this sad chapter in history won him a Pulitzer Prize. In recent years, his incisive coverage of the Abu Ghraib abuses and torture has also been widely followed and respected.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

(I do admire that rifle in the photo!)

Mar 29 11:29

Israel planned to kill Erdogan: Report

Turkish media sources detail information implicating the Israeli Mossad in a plot to assassinate Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan.

An e-mail found on a personal computer belonging to one of the members of the underground Ergenekon organization exposed Mossad's role in the failed assassination efforts against Erdogan, Turkish media outlets reported on Friday.

Mar 26 09:13

Couple Beaten in Lansdowne Attack Called 'Reclusive'

Both Bennetts served in the military: Cynthia is a former U.S. Army captain who works at the Capitol. William was a decorated Green Beret who until 2000 was a contractor for the CIA.

Mar 26 09:11

Slain Man Had Been Contractor for CIA

A Loudoun County man slain while out for an early morning walk with his wife worked as a contractor at the Central Intelligence Agency for several years until 2000, the CIA confirmed yesterday, and investigators said they want to meet with agency officials to learn more about the nature of his work.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Someone is cleaning house!

Mar 24 12:37

Fighting for life: American peace activist shot by Israelis

The parents of an American peace activist publicly appealed yesterday for a full investigation into how their son was shot in the head with a high velocity tear gas canister by Israeli security forces.

Mar 23 21:09

The Origins of John F. Kennedy’s Struggle against the CIA

A couple months ago I wrote a DU post titled “The GAME”, which I began by noting the many unmentionable things in U.S. politics, and I concluded that the purpose of the censoring of so many important issues is the creation of an alternate reality among a critical mass of the American people. The belief in that alternate reality is necessary in order to convince the American people to continue to play the GAME that has been laid out for them by the GAME’s masters. For the actual reality of the GAME’s methods and purposes, I believe, is so terrible that if people consciously recognized it they would refuse to play, and the GAME would have to be radically altered or come to an end – peaceful or otherwise. The ultimate purpose of the GAME’s masters is to arrange the world to their advantage or according to the way that they believe things should be. In pursuit of their goals we have wars, overthrow of sovereign governments, and obscene wealth accumulation into the hands of the GAME’s masters and prime players.

Mar 23 09:11

A New Look At CE 399 and the Autopsy of JFK

As shown in a January 22, 1963 Warren Commission closed-door secret session, of which a surviving stenographer’s tape (ordered destroyed but was not) clearly shows that the Commission decided early on to go for the lone gunman scenario. They were afraid of finding out more than they wanted to know about Lee H. Oswald and feared if it were discovered that he was a government agent of some type, then the public would never believe the lone gunman theory. Notice the thinking here—they have a predetermined conclusion and they concerned about the pubic not buying it. This is before the first witness was called to testify!

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More about the assassination of John F. Kennedy is HERE

Mar 23 06:29

John O'Neill Head Investigator Of The USS Cole Attack Assassinated.

John O’Neill's Background

He had been with the FBI for 20 years, and was involved in investigating a number of terrorist cases, including the 1993 World Trade Center bombing. He was considered the FBI’s top man on terrorism. In the late 1990’s, he became very attuned to Israel’s involvement in many terror operations.

Mar 21 19:24

City Pays Settlement in 1995 Police Shooting Case

The New York Times ROBERT D. McFADDEN Fourteen years after two young robbery suspects were slain in a barrage of 28 police bullets as they lay on the floor of a Bronx apartment, New York City agreed on Friday to pay the victims’ families $1.15 million to settle a $20 million lawsuit that accused two detectives of inexplicable, execution-style killings.

Mar 20 09:22

40 Years Since RFK Assassination, Mounting Evidence of CIA Involvement

Robert F. Kennedy was assassinated 40 years ago this month at the Ambassador Hotel in Los Angeles. Sirhan B. Sirhan, a 24 year old immigrant, is the alleged lone gunman and is presently serving a life sentence.

In a new book, An Open and Shut Case, Dr. Robert Joling and Philip Van Praag have joined a growing list of people who don’t believe that Sirhan acted alone.

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Mar 16 07:11

Unarmed student shot by police foe smoking pot!

Mar 13 14:59

Former White House Counsel Dean: If Hersh Allegations True, Cheney Guilty of War Crimes, Murder

Dick Cheney is almost certainly guilty of war crimes for his role in setting up and promoting the policy of torture. Even Colin Powell's former chief of staff thinks so.

In addition, former White House counsel John Dean says that - if Hersh's allegations that Cheney ordered executive assassinations are true, Cheney is guilty of war crimes and murder:

Mar 13 11:35

Dick Cheney and Murder Internazionale.

…and continuing to unveil… uncover and reveal we now find that America’s Fischer-Price version of Darth Vader… that porcine, shit golem extraordinaire, our very own Dick Cheney was running his own Murder, Inc Internazionale. The fact that it is Sy Hirsch who is revealing it gives it a most plausible air. Even though Sy skates around certain major events of the last decade out of an understandable reluctance, still… thank you Sy.

Mar 11 15:53

You Don't Know Dick

Given Pulitzer-prize winning investigative reporter Seymour Hersh's new revelation that the military ran an "Executive Assassination Ring" throughout the Bush years which reported directly to Cheney I have reposted below - as context - my 2006 essay, called "All Roads Lead to Dick Cheney".

Mar 11 15:38

The Palfrey-Cheney Connection

Well, lookie, lookie, Roll Call, Politico and Wonkette all served up items yesterday that mentioned the possibility that Dick Cheney used the services of Deborah Jeane Palfrey’s escort service in the 1990s.

Mar 11 15:32

Hersh: 'Executive assassination ring' reported directly to Cheney

Investigative reporter Seymour Hersh dropped a bombshell on Tuesday when he told an audience at the University of Minnesota that the military was running an "executive assassination ring" throughout the Bush years which reported directly to former Vice President Dick Cheney.

The remark came out seemingly inadvertently when Hersh was asked by the moderator of a public discussion of "America's Constitutional Crisis" whether abuses of executive power, like those which occurred under Richard Nixon, continue to this day.

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Mar 08 04:09

NY 'mafia cops' get life in jail - Say it ain't so! - New York, New York! It's a wonderful town!

BBC - Two men have been sentenced to life in prison after being convicted of eight murders as well as other crimes while they were New York policemen.

Stephen Carapacca, 67, and Louis Eppolito, 61, had 44 years' police experience between them.

But they were also secretly on the payroll of Anthony "Gaspipe" Casso, the second-in-command of New York's Lucchese mafia family, a court found.

Mar 04 06:19

Prison Spending Outpaces All but Medicaid

The New York Times March 2, 2009 Solomon Moore

One in every 31 adults, or 7.3 million Americans, is in prison, on parole or probation, at a cost to the states of $47 billion in 2008, according to a new study.

As states face huge budget shortfalls, prisons, which hold 1.5 million adults, are driving the spending increases.

One in 11 African-Americans, or 9.2 percent, are under correctional control, compared with one in 27 Latinos (3.7 percent) and one in 45 whites (2.2 percent).Only one out of 89 women is behind bars or monitored, compared with one out of 18 men.

Mar 02 17:44

Rod Blagojevich gets a book deal

Los Angeles Times Monique Garcia March 2, 2009

The former Illinois governor will focus on the process of picking Barack Obama's Senate successor and expose the 'dark side of politics' that he witnessed, a news release says.

Blagojevich's publicity agent, Glenn Selig, said the deal was with an independent publisher, Phoenix Books, and was worth six figures. The news release said Blagojevich will expose the "dark side of politics" that he witnessed as a former congressman and governor.

Mar 01 12:21

Israel's death squads: A soldier's story

The Israeli military's policy of targeted killings has been described from the inside for the first time. In an interview with The Independent on Sunday, and in his testimony to an ex-soldiers' organisation, Breaking the Silence, a former member of an assassination squad has told of his role in a botched ambush that killed two Palestinian bystanders, as well as the two militants targeted.

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What if Israel is operating assassination squads inside the US?

Is it still okay, just because it is Israel?

Feb 28 10:25

How 'Canadians' almost ignited a war

The audacious Israeli plan was to spray deadly nerve gas into the ear of the then-middling Hamas operative. This, they managed – but as the stricken Mishal took ill in the Jordanian capital of Amman, the "Canadians" were captured. And that is when all hell broke loose.

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Do you recall ABCNNBBCBS ever mentioning to you that Israelis posing as Canadian almost stared a new Mideast war?

Feb 26 16:26

Anthrax investigation still yielding findings

Chemical composition of spores doesn't match suspect flask.

Roberta Kwok

The deadly bacterial spores mailed to victims in the US anthrax attacks, scientists say, share a chemical 'fingerprint' that is not found in bacteria from the flask linked to Bruce Ivins, the biodefence researcher implicated in the crime.

Feb 26 09:45

Another 9/11 Truth Activist Found Dead

My good friend Paul Vigay was found washed up on the beach at Southsea on Friday morning, 20 Feb., after being reported missing the previous evening. Check out his brilliant 911 truth site ? which he put up and ran singlehandedly 911 Truth. ... I believe he was optimistic and buoyant with all his future plans, and don?t even think of his wanting to take his own life. Did he just happen to go for a swim in the middle of February, and get drowned by a shore where he had lived for years? I don?t think so?.

Feb 25 21:17

25+ Years After JFK: The Real Message

“No doubt we are dealing now with an international conspiracy. We must face that fact - and not waste any more time microanalyzing the evidence. That’s exactly what they want us to do.

“They have kept us busy for so long. And I will bet that is what will happen to you. They’ll keep you very, very busy and, eventually, they’ll wear you down.”

Feb 20 13:40

'Mossad spy' tied to Mughniyeh hit

Lebanese authorities are investigating the possibility that a Lebanese citizen arrested on suspicion of spying for Israel had been involved in the assassination of Hizbullah terror chief Imad Mughniyeh, the Lebanese English-language Daily Star reported on Monday.

The Lebanese daily Al Akhbar revealed the suspect's name as Ali Jarrah, and reported that he was arrested in south Beirut after evidence showed that he had been following senior figures in Hizbullah.

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The arrested Mossad agent turns out to be the cousin of one of the accused 9-11 hijackers.

Feb 19 15:04

Iraqi politician killed in latest post-vote attack

Gunmen killed a member of Iraq's largest Sunni Arab party on Wednesday, police said, the latest in a number of political assassinations following recent local polls that brought a major shift to Iraqi politics.

Feb 17 16:33

Is Israel assassinating Iran nuclear scientists?

Israel is assassinating Iranian nuclear scientists as part of a covert war against the Islamic Republic's illicit weapons program, the Daily Telegraph on Tuesday quoted Western intelligence analysts as saying.

Feb 16 16:46

Another nosedown, on fire crash witness NTSB refutes

Plane 'just went right down': Witness to deadly Buffalo crash
By Adrian Humphreysand James Cowan, National PostFebruary 13, 2009

"Outside, they saw a low-lying plane heading steeply towards the ground, its wings rolling into an unusual angle.
“I saw the plane a second or two before it hit the ground. You could see it was just starting to catch fire. You could see some flames glowing. Then it just collapsed, just went right down,” said Tomasita, Trujillo’s 12-year-old daughter."
"“The fuselage of the plane lies directly on the footprint of the house. It basically dove right into the top of the house . . . It’s remarkable that it only took one house, as devastating as that was. It could have easily wiped out that entire neighbourhood.”"

Feb 16 11:00

FLASHBACK - Bush Senior Grins at the words "Deluded Gunman"

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It's all just a huge joke to these guys.

Feb 15 23:05

NTSB lying about #3407 because it was no accident?

Monday, December 22, 2008
How 'Suspicious' Plane Crashes and Assassinations Benefit the Right Wing
Sometime in the early Fifties someone wrote, 'assassination became an instrument of U.S. national policy.' More recently, the 'weapon' of choice is the small aircraft. "
" Ph.D. Professors James Fetzer and Don "Four Arrows" Jacobs present the harrowing truth. The plane was not responsible. The weather didn’t cause it to crash. Nor were the pilots incompetent, as the report of the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) would eventually maintain.
--American Assassination

Feb 15 15:46

Iranian bioweapon researcher dies suspiciously

A US-based Iranian doctor working to discover an antitoxin therapy of biological weapons has purportedly died a "suspicious death."

Feb 14 22:56

Crash witness, plane hit nose down

updated 4:17 p.m. EST, Fri February 13, 2009
Witnesses saw and heard plane going down
By Jim Kavanagh

"The plane was nose down -- not as steep as is being reported but steep enough that it didn't look right," said Tony Tatro, who lives next to the crash site in Clarence Center. "The left wing was tilted lower than the right, so it was pitched and it was headed down."
"Had it been on a flatter trajectory it would have impacted more than just the one house," he said. "The two homes on either side ... are relatively close to the home that was hit. Had the plane been any flatter it would have hit either or both of those homes."

Feb 14 15:24

US Sponsored Rwanda Genocide/African Destabilization

THE US SPONSORED RWANDA GENOCIDE AND ITS AFTERMATH
Psychological Operations, Embedded Reporters, and Refugee Hunting
11 April 2008
keith harmon snow
http://www.allthingspass.com/uploads/html-238The%20US%20Sponsored%20Rw...

Rwanda's Secret War
US-Backed Destabilization of Central Africa
By Keith Harmon Snow*
WW3Report
December 10, 2004
http://www.globalpolicy.org/security/issues/congo/2004/1210secretwar.htm

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