Questions Still Cloud Col Westhusing's 'Suicide' In
Emerge On Col. Ted Westhusing's 'Suiciding' In Iraq
Was NYT's David Rosenbaum Assassinated? By Kurt Nimmo
Top Secret Advisor To 4 Presidents Dies
'Violently' In DC
ALLEGED SUICIDES OF TWO INTELLIGENCE EXPERTS IN DC:
MORE THAN COINCIDENCE SAYS FORMER CIA OFFICIAL
House Intelligence Committee Chief Staffer Found
Dead By Wayne Madsen
Other Mysterious Deaths...Lest We Forget
Strange Cluster Of
...Member of "Scholars for 911 Truth" Shot Dead
March 22, 2006
The Strange Death of Anna Lindh
EMPLOYEE'S MYSTERIOUS DEATH –
Connections to 9/11?
Questions Still Cloud Col Westhusing's 'Suicide'
By Wayne Madsen
Serious questions remain concerning
Col. Westhusing's "suicide" in Iraq. Army's chief ethics expert was murdered,
according to Carlyle Group insider.
According an informed source within The
Carlyle Group business consortium, Col. Ted Westhusing, the Army's top military
ethicist and professor at West Point, did not commit suicide in a Baghdad
trailer in June 2005 as was widely reported in the mainstream media five months
later. At the time of his death, Westhusing was investigating contract
violations and human rights abuses by US Investigations Services (USIS),
formerly a federal agency, the Office of Federal Investigations (OFI), which
operated under the Office of Personnel Management (OPM).
In 1996, OFI, which conducted background
investigations for civil service personnel, was privatized. The 700 government
employees of OFI became employee-owners as part of USIS. In January 2003, the
New York investment firm Welsh, Carson, Anderson, and Stowe, described by a
Carlyle insider as a virtual shadow operation for The Carlyle Group, bought USIS
for $545 million. With 5000 current and former employees of USIS sharing $500
million, the deal made them wealthy with the stroke of a pen. However, upper
management within USIS became much wealthier than the rank-and-file. Insiders
report that the twelve top managers at USIS became multimillionaires as a result
of their cashing in of their Employee Stock Ownership Plans (ESOPs). Many of
these instant millionaires already had a close relationship with The Carlyle
Carlyle had been a shareholder in USIS
since 1999 and with the buy-out deal via the Welsh, Carson, Anderson, and Stowe
deal, Carlyle became the major shareholder.
USIS continues to have a virtual
exclusivity deal to perform background security investigations for OPM. The
company bills itself as "one of the largest Intelligence and Security Services
companies in North America."
With the Iraq invasion, USIS obtained
lucrative Pentagon private security contracts in Iraq. At a 2004 job fair in
Falls Church, Virginia, USIS was advertising for "interrogators" and "protection
specialists" for "overseas assignments." While he was in Iraq training Iraqi
police and overseeing the USIS contract to train police as part of the
Pentagon's Civilian Police Assistance Training Team, Westhusing received an
anonymous letter that reported USIS's Private Services Division (PSD) was
engaged in fraudulent activities in Iraq, including over-billing the government.
In addition, the letter reported that USIS security personnel had murdered
innocent Iraqis. After demanding answers from USIS, Westhusing reported the
problems up the chain of command. After an "investigation," the Army found no
evidence of wrongdoing by USIS.
That decision signed Col. Westhusing's
death sentence. USIS and Carlyle have powerful allies in the administration,
including Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld, the Princeton roommate of Carlyle
Chairman Emeritus and former Defense Secretary Frank Carlucci. Former President
George H. W. Bush, former Secretary of State James Baker, and former British
Prime Minister John Major are Carlyle international advisers. George W. Bush was
formerly employed by a Carlyle subsidiary and the Bin Laden business cartel was
a one-time investor in the firm.
Westhusing, who, according to friends
and colleagues, showed no signs of depression, left a suicide note the Army
concluded was in his handwriting. However, Westhusing's family and friends have
thrown cold water on the Army's investigation.
Col. Ted Westhusing: Chalk up another
victim of the Bush crime family
WMR can report that based on information
obtained from Carlyle insiders, Col. Westhusing's death was not caused by
suicide. The fact that Westhusing was investigating one of the most politically
and financially powerful firms in the world resulted in higher-ups wanting him
out of the way. According to the Los Angeles Times, all of the witnesses who
claimed Westhusing shot himself were USIS employees. In addition, a USIS manager
interfered with the crime scene, including handling Westhusing's service
revolver. The USIS manager was not tested for gunpowder residue on his hands.
Westhusing's investigation threatened to
unearth a network of fraudsters looting the US Treasury that included the Bush
family and some of their closest financial partners. After Westhusing's murder,
USIS management sent a vaguely-worded memo to employees about how to respond to
derogatory information in the media or rumors about USIS. Management's
attention, described as "psychotic" in nature, was on USIS's upcoming IPO
(initial public offering), according to a well-placed source.
USIS also owns Total Information
Services of Tulsa, Oklahoma, a commercial personal data mining operation.
Coming Up: How Carlyle began on the net
operating loss (NOL) financial backs of Native Alaskan tribal corporations.
More Details Emerge On Col. Ted Westhusing's 'Suiciding'
By Wayne Madsen 1-23-6
More details emerge on Col. Ted
Westhusing's "suiciding" in Iraq. Days before his supposed suicide by a
"self-inflicted" gunshot wound in a Camp Dublin, Iraq trailer, West Point Honor
Board member and Iraqi police and security forces trainer Col. Ted Westhusing
reported in e-mail to the United States that "terrible things were going on
Iraq." He also said he hoped he would make it back to the United States alive.
Westhusing had three weeks left on his tour of duty in Iraq when he allegedly
shot himself in June 2005.
It is noteworthy that after Westhusing's
death, two top Army generals, both responsible for training Iraqi forces,
General Dave Petraeus, the Commander of the Multi National Security Transition
Command Iraq (MNSTCI), and Maj. Gen. Joseph Fil, the Commander of the 1st
Cavalry Division, were quickly transferred without much fanfare to Fort
Leavenworth, Kansas and Fort Hood, Texas, respectively.
U.S. Army cover-up of Colonel
Westhusing's death: Highlighted by fabricated evidence and quick transfers of
Informed sources report that Westhusing
was prepared to blow the whistle on fraud involving US Investigations Services (USIS),
a Carlyle Group company, when he died. [See Jan. 14 story below]. He had also
discovered links between USIS principals and clandestine events involving the
Iran-Contra scandal of the Reagan-Bush I administrations. Westhusing has also
linked USIS to the illegal killing and torture of Iraqis. USIS personnel whom
Westhusing was investigating had the keys to his trailer. In addition,
Westhusing's personal bodyguard was given a leave of absence shortly before the
The U.S. Army's official report on
Westhusing's death contained a number of falsehoods, according to those close to
the case. Most importantly, the Army report stated that Westhusing had
electronically communicated an interest in obtaining hollow point bullets. The
bullet which killed Westhusing was a hollow point. However, the Army's statement
was false, according to an informed source. In addition, the Army combed
Westhusing's service record and interviewed a number of colleagues in order to
concoct a story that would make suicide appear plausible.
California Democratic Senator Barbara
Boxer is reportedly trying to get the Senate to investigate Westhusing's death.
However, with the Republicans in firm control, it appears that murder of senior
U.S. military officers is also something the GOP is more than willing to cover
Was NYT's David Rosenbaum Assassinated?
By Kurt Nimmo
The blogger Xymphora makes several good
points about the supposed mugging-murder of the New York Times' recently retired
journalist, David Rosenbaum, most notably the fact the crime did not resemble a
normal mugging. Thus we must consider the possibility that Rosenbaum was
assassinated for reasons that are not clear and probably never will be. Xymphora
speculates that Rosenbaum "might reveal some of the secrets behind the odd
relationship of the Times to the Bush Administration (holding stories of extreme
national importance back for a year, and engaging in discussion of what news is
'fit to print'), or behind the campaign of lies told by the Times to help the
Bush Administration trick the American people into the attack on Iraq."
As well, it should be noted that
Rosenbaum's final Times piece, published in late December, revealed that Samuel
Alito Jr., Bush's Supreme Court nominee, had written a 1984 memorandum as a
government lawyer in the Reagan administration "arguing that top officials
should not be subject to lawsuits in any in circumstances, including when they
knowingly violated the law." Alito's memo "offered recommendations concerning a
lawsuit against a former attorney general, John N. Mitchell, over a wiretap he
had authorized in 1970 without a court's permission," Rosenbaum wrote.
Rosenbaum's article, co-written with
Adam Liptak, prompted the neocon White House to state "that the issues raised in
Mr. Alito's 1984 memorandum were not the same as those posed by President Bush's
orders to the National Security Agency to eavesdrop on international
communications without court permission." Moreover, the Alito memo set off alarm
bells in Congress and apparently endangers, at least minimally and
superficially, his assured confirmation to the Supreme Court. "Within hours of
the release of the 1984 memorandum, Senator Charles E. Schumer of New York, a
Democrat on the Judiciary Committee, wrote to Judge Alito that he intended to
question him about warrantless wiretapping during the judge's confirmation
hearings for the Supreme Court next month. And another Democratic member of the
committee, Senator Edward M. Kennedy of Massachusetts, said, 'The questions
surrounding the Alito nomination get more troublesome every day,'" Liptak and
Is it possible Rosenbaum was
assassinated in order to send a strong message to the corporate media to tow the
line? Of course, the corporate media has more or less dutifully disseminated the
neocon line-from the so-called "war on terrorism" (rife with lies and fakery) to
selling the Straussian neocon invasion of Iraq (more lies and outright
fabrication)-but even so, the New York Times' primary goal is to sell newspapers
and enrich stockholders and no doubt the NSA snoop "scandal," splashed across
headlines a year late, sold a few extra copies of the "Gray Lady" and also
restored to a certain degree the newspaper's reputation in the wake of the fact
it served (primarily through the neocon shill Judith Miller) as a propaganda
organ for the Straussian total war agenda, beginning with the invasions of
Afghanistan and Iraq.
As we know, the neocon Pentagon has
vigorously instituted the "Salvador Option" in Iraq-that is to say, the Pentagon
has organized and unleashed, in part, paramilitary death squads, as an integral
component of its counterinsurgency doctrine based on the model of Nazi
suppression of partisan insurgents, as Michael McClintock documents (Instruments
of Statecraft: U.S. Guerilla Warfare, Counterinsurgency, and Counterterrorism,
1940-1990; chapter 3, The Legacy of World War II). Obviously, as the NSA snoop
revelations reveal, the neocons believe "counterinsurgency" is required in
America and thus it is not a stretch to speculate that journalists in this
country are possible targets, as are their counterparts in Iraq. For instance,
consider the assassination of Steven Vincent, a writer and blogger who made the
deadly mistake of reporting the news in Basra. I wrote last August:
As the Los Angeles Times reported, one
of Vincent's abductors was "an Interior Ministry employee," and a witness was
told it was the "duty" of the U.S.-installed puppet government to grab people
off the street and murder them. "A few hours later, the journalist's body was
found dumped by a road outside the city, with multiple bullet wounds to the
head. He suffered bruises to his face and shoulder, had been blindfolded and his
hands were tied in front with plastic wire." Smells like democracy to me.
It's no secret the Interior Ministry is
under the control of the CIA, as reported by Knight Ridder on May 8, 2005.
"Right after Saddam's ouster, the U.S.-led coalition took the top intelligence
agents from each of the main opposition parties and trained them in how to turn
raw intelligence into targets that could be used in operations, said an Iraqi
intelligence expert who participated in the program," Hannah Allam and Warren P.
Strobel wrote. An Iraqi official interviewed by the journalists admitted that
the CIA recruited agents from SCIRI,
Dawa, the two main Kurdish factions, and two secular Arab parties: the Iraqi
National Congress led by Ahmad Chalabi and the Iraqi National Accord led by Ayad
Allawi, who later became the interim prime minister. This group, the prototype
for an Iraqi intelligence group that represented Iraq's diversity, became CMAD:
the Collection, Management and Analysis Directorate.
When the U.S.-led occupation authority
ceded power to the semi-sovereign interim government last June, the official
said, CMAD was split, with roughly half the agents going to the new interior
ministry and the rest to work on military intelligence in the defense ministry.
Both ministries' intelligence departments are led by Kurds, the most
consistently U.S.-friendly group in Iraq, and report to the Iraqi prime
But an elite corps of CMAD operatives
was recruited into the third and most important Iraqi intelligence agency, the
secret police force known by its Arabic name: the Mukhabarat. The Mukhabarat's
money comes straight from the CIA.
As Wayne Madsen, a researcher and former
communications security analyst with the NSA in the 1980s, noted in 2002, the
CIA was at that time busy assassinating political enemies around the world at
the behest of the Straussian neocons. According to Madsen, the CIA enjoys a "new
unbridled authority to assassinate political nuisances to U.S. interests around
the world. In Bush's 'New World Order' 'if you're not with us, you're against
us,' [and] social activists and progressive political leaders everywhere are now
within the crosshairs of the CIA and its local notorious surrogates and
warlords. America's traditional concepts of human rights have been relegated to
the dustbin of history in post-constitutional corporate statist America."
It would be dangerously naive to believe
the CIA does not operate in America (as its charter supposedly mandates). In
October, 2002, the Associated Press reported that the "CIA is increasing its
presence at FBI field offices by assigning intelligence officers to domestic
anti-terrorism teams," an excessively worrisome development considering the
snoop and murder agency's track record over the last fifty or so years. Under
Operation CHAOS and Project MERRIMAC, the CIA, according to former CIA
undercover operative Verne Lyon, "infiltrated agents into domestic groups of all
types and activities. It used its contacts with local police departments and
their intelligence units to pick up its 'police skills' and began in earnest to
pull off burglaries, illegal entries, use of explosives, criminal frame-ups,
shared interrogations, and disinformation."
As the history of COINTELRPO reveals,
the government not only disrupted and subverted the civil liberties of
Americans, but killed more than a few of them as well. "Among the most
remarkable of the COINTELPRO revelations are those relating to the FBI's
attempts to incite gang warfare and murderous attacks on Black Panther leaders,"
writes Paul Wolf (COINTELPRO: The Untold American Story). According to Wolf's
research and "thousands of pages of documentary evidence," the FBI "utilize[d]
private right-wing operatives and terrorists" who conducted "fire-bombings,
burglaries, and shootings" against official enemies. In the case of the
"American Indian Movement in Pine Ridge, South Dakota, the FBI conducted a
full-fledged counterinsurgency war, complete with death squads, disappearances
and assassinations, recalling Guatemala in more recent years." It is not
encouraging the grand daddy of political assassination, the CIA, is now soundly
ensconced in FBI offices and local police departments as well.
In 1975, the lid hiding the activities
of the CIA was briefly lifted, revealing all manner of impropriety. Gerald
Ford's Commission on CIA Activities Within the United States (also known as the
Rockefeller Commission) "looked into all aspects of CIA operations within the
United States. Its report, submitted to the President in June 1975, lists the
following significant areas of investigation: mail intercepts; Intelligence
Community coordination; 'Operation CHAOS' (collecting information on
dissidents); protection of the Agency against threats of violence; other
investigations by the Office of Security; involvement of the CIA in improper
activities for the White House (including Watergate); domestic activities of the
Directorate of Operations; domestic activities of the Directorate of Science and
Technology; CIA relationships with other federal, state, and local agencies;
indices and files on American citizens; and allegations concerning the
assassination of President Kennedy. The Commission also looked into the legal
authority of the CIA and its internal and external controls." (See U.S.
President's Commission on CIA Activities Within the United States: Files,
[1947-1974] 1975, located at the Gerald R. Ford Library).
Of course, David Rosenbaum was not a
Black Panther nor particularly radical and worked for a newspaper that was
staunchly pro-Bush and gung ho in its effort to sell the illegal and immoral
invasion and occupation of Iraq to a mostly somnolent American public. Even so,
since the advent of COINTELPRO, the political climate in America, under the
fascist Straussian neocons, has shifted radically to the reactionary end of the
spectrum, parroting in many ways the behavior of previous fascist and
As Operation CHAOS reveals, the CIA has
never honored its domestic hands-off charter and it is not a stretch to conclude
that it has for some time operated unfettered in America, using the same
murderous tactics it has used and continues to use elsewhere in the world at the
behest of various presidents and their handlers. In such a highly charged
reactionary climate, it is a distinct possibility the neocons have unleashed
death squads against American journalists, especially journalists who worked for
a corporate media mouthpiece that has recently irked and possibly embarrassed
the neocons by running the NSA snoop story, although it can be argued as well
that the neocons in fact "leaked" the story as a psychological warfare tactic
designed to chill both whistleblowers and investigative journalists who fear the
roving eye of Big Brother, Straussian-Machiavellian style.
January 11, 2006 -- WMR has been asked
by readers for further details on the tragic beating death on the evening of
January 6 of
recently-retired New York Times Washington editor
David Rosenbaum. At this
time, there are no further details other than what have been reported in the
While this editor did not know
Rosenbaum, others who did have told me he was a sharp investigator and an
extremely nice person. Heartfelt sympathies go out to his family during this
terrible time. Rosenbaum extensively covered the Watergate and Iran-contra
There are some uncomfortable aspects to
this case. One is why it took 22 minutes for an ambulance to reach the crime
scene in a quiet and crime-free part of northwest Washington. Emergency services
gave their response a "Bravo" rating, meaning they considered Rosenbaum's
injuries to be less than "Charlie" or "Delta," serious and life-threatening,
While this case on the surface, may, in
fact, have been a case of a brutal robbery resulting in a fatality, it is worth
mentioning that DC has, since 2000, been plagued with strange deaths of people
involved in intelligence matters such as John Millis (suicide), John Kokal
(suicide), Dr. Gus Weiss (suicide), as well as the very strange death of Marvin
Bush's employee Bertha Champagne (freak accident). According to State Department
and NSA sources respectively, there were no public reports on the suicide last
year of a woman named Maureen who worked for the department's important Near
East/Asia Press and Public Diplomacy branch and at least one suicide at NSA that
prompted then-Director Michael Hayden to send a letter to all NSA employees
regarding at least one suicide within the "NSA family."
ALLEGED SUICIDES OF TWO INTELLIGENCE EXPERTS IN
THAN COINCIDENCE SAYS FORMER CIA OFFICIAL
By Wayne Madsen
Dec. 20, 2003
-- A former top official of the CIA, speaking on the condition of anonymity,
said the recent alleged suicide deaths of two high-ranking U.S. intelligence
officials, both of whom died in the same manner – falls from Washington, DC
buildings – appear to be “more than coincidental.”
On November 7, State
Department Bureau of Intelligence and Research (INR) Iraqi analyst
John J. Kokal,
58, was found dead outside the State
Department building. Washington police reported the case a suicide resulting
from Kokal’s jumping from the roof of the headquarters building. Although the
State Department reported that Kokal was not an analyst at INR, State Department
insiders report that Kokal not only was a top Iraqi analyst but that he briefed
Secretary of State Colin Powell on a regular basis. The Washington Post treated
the story as a normal police incident.
On November 25, former
National Security Council official
Dr. Gus W. Weiss,
a known critic of the Bush administration’s war in Iraq, was found dead outside
a service entrance to Washington’s Watergate East residential building where he
lived. Police ruled that Weiss had committed suicide by jumping from the roof of
the Watergate building. Weiss was a former Assistant Secretary of Defense for
Space policy under President Jimmy Carter and served on the Signals Intelligence
Committee of President Carter’s Intelligence Board. Weiss also served as an
adviser to the CIA and as a member of the Defense Science Board. Weiss was
awarded the French Legion of Honor in 1975. In a manner reminiscent of The
Washington Post’s handling of the suspicious automobile crushing death of Marvin
Bush’s babysitter on September 29, the paper waited until December 7 to report
Weiss’s suspicious death. In the case of Marvin Bush’s babysitter, Bertha
Champagne, the Post did not report the incident until October 5.
The fact that both Kokal and Weiss were critics of the Bush administration’s
Iraq policy should have resulted in much more media attention unless there is a
blackout` on coverage of these suspicious deaths. One seasoned Washington
intelligence expert said the possibility of official or semi-official “death
squads” carrying out assassinations of Bush administration critics cannot be
ruled out. “Remember that the Watergate scandal began with the discovery of a
single tape, and that brought down an entire administration,” said the expert.
House Intelligence Committee Chief Staffer
By Wayne Madsen
June 12, 2000 -- On the evening
of June 4, 2000, John
Millis, the Staff
Director for the House of Representatives Permanent Select Committee on
was found dead in a Fairfax, Virginia motel room from what police termed an
apparent suicide. The owners and staff of the motel where Millis’s body was
discovered are under orders from the Fairfax City police not to discuss the
matter with the media. Congressional colleagues of Millis claim the 47-year-old
husband and father exhibited no signs of depression.
As far as any financial difficulties may
be concerned, congressional records show that Millis’s annual salary was
$132,100, an income considered well above average for the Washington, DC area.
In addition, there are unconfirmed reports from people close to the intelligence
community that Millis had multiple gunshot wounds to the back of his head.
Before assuming his duties as the chief
aide to Intelligence Committee Chairman Porter Goss in 1997, Millis spent a
number of years in the CIA. He also served as the Executive Staff Assistant to
the Director of the NSA and the CIA’s chief liaison officer to the signals
intelligence agency. While with the CIA, Millis served as a case officer in
Pakistan where he was involved in support activities for the Afghan mujaheddin.
Before becoming Goss’s chief assistant, Millis served as staff director of the
House International Relations Committee’s Select Subcommittee on the U.S. Role
in Iranian Arms Transfers to Croatia and Bosnia. That panel discovered the
Clinton administration approved of Iranian arms shipments to Bosnian Muslims at
a time when the United States branded Iran as a terrorist state.
Millis was a vocal critic of former CIA
director John Deutch. In a February 15, 2000 speech before a Smithsonian
Institution gathering, Millis described Deutch as the worst director the CIA
ever had. He also claimed Deutch did “major damage” to the CIA’s Operations
As a former employee of two major
intelligence agencies and the chief staff member of the House Intelligence
Committee, Millis would have undergone rigorous high-level security clearance
vetting procedures that would have identified any personal life style problems
Other Mysterious Deaths...
Lest We Forget
By Prof. G. Cope Schellhorn
First Published 1997 By UFO Universe Magazine
Death by gunshot to the head. Death by probable poisoning. Death by probable
strangulation. Deaths possibly by implantation of deadly viruses. No one lives
former. Yet the recent suspicious deaths of UFO investigators Phil Schneider,
Ron Johnson, Con Routine, Ann Livingston and Karla Turner, as well as the deaths
of a host of researchers in the past, only seem to add emphasis to a reality
with which many of the more aware UFOlogists are now quite familiar: not only is
UFO research potentially dangerous, but the life span of the average serious
investigator falls far short of the national average.
Mysterious and suspicious deaths among UFO investigators arc nothing new. In
1971, the well-known author and researcher Otto Binder wrote an article for Saga
magazine's Special UFO Report titled "Liquidation of the UFO Investigators:'
Binder had researched the deaths of "no less than 137 flying saucer researchers,
writers, scientists, and witnesses' who had died in the previous 10 years, "many
under the most mysterious circumstances."
The selected cases Binder offered were loaded with a plethora of alleged heart
attacks, suspicious cancers and what appears to be outright examples of murder.
We will have occasion to refer to many of these cases, but first let us take a
look at more recent evidence of highly suspect deaths among present day
No one has shook up more those who have been following UFO fact and rumor the
past low years than Phil Schneider. Schneider died Januarv 17, 1996, reportedly
strangled by a catheter found wrapped around his neck. If the circumstances of
his death seem highly controversial, thev are matched by the controversy over
his public statements uttered recently before his death.
Phil Schneider was a self-taught geologist and explosive expert. Of the 129 deep
underground facilities Schneider believed the U.S. government had constructed
since World War II, he claimed to have worked on 13. Two of these bases were
major, including the much rumored bioengineering facility at Dulce, N.M. At
Dulce. Schneider maintained, "grey" - humanoid extraterrestrials worked side by
side with American technicians. In 1979, a misunderstanding arose. In the
ensuing shootout, 66 Secret Service, FBI and Black Berets were killed along with
an unspecified number of "greys. It was here he received a beam-weapon blast to
the chest which caused his later cancer.
(Note from Metatech.org editor Stephanie Relfe: I have seen the scar from this
weapon on one of Phil's videos. Contact Al Bielek, PO Box 50045 Fort Myers FL
33994 if you wish to purchase Phil Schneider videos).
If Schneider is telling the truth, he obviously broke the code of imposed
silence to which all major black-budget personnel are subjected. The penalty for
that misstep is presumably termination. Schneider in fact maintained that
numerous previous attempts had been made on his life, including the removal of
lug nuts from one of the front wheels of his automobile. He had stated publicly
he was a marked man and did not expect to live long.
Some of Schneider's more major accusations are worthy of attention:
(1) The American government concluded a treaty with "grey" aliens in 1954. This
mutual cooperation pack is called the Grenada Treaty.
(2) The space shuttle has been shuttling in special metals. A vacuum atmosphere
is needed for the rending of these special alloys, thus the push for a large
(3) Much of our stealth aircraft technology was developed by back-engineering
crashed ET craft.
(4) AIDS was a population control virus invented by the National Ordinance
Laboratory, Chicago, Illinois.
(5) Unbeknownst to just about everyone, our government has an earthquake device:
The Kobe quake had no pulse wave; the 1989 San Francisco quake had no pulse
(6) The World Trade Center bomb blast and the Oklahoma City blast were achieved
using small nuclear devices. The melting and pitting of the concrete and the
extrusion of metal supporting rods indicated this. (Remember, Schneider's forte,
he claimed, was explosives.)
Finally, Phil Schneider lamented that the democracy he loved no longer existed.
We had become instead a technocracy ruled by a shadow government intent on
imposing their own view of things on all of us, whether we like it or not. He
believed I l of his best friends had been murdered in the last 22 years, eight
of whom had been officially disposed of as suicides.
Whatever we think of Phil Schneider's claims, there is no denying that he was of
peculiar interest to the FBI and CIA. According to his widow, intelligence
agents thoroughly searched the premises shortly after his death and made off
with at least a third of the family photographs.
Another recent disturbing case is the death of Ron Rummel, ex-air force
intelligence agent and publisher of the Alien Digest, on August 6, 1993. Rummel
allegedly shot himself in the mouth with a pistol. Friends say, however, that no
blood was found on the pistol barrel and the handle of the weapon was free of
fingerprints. Also, according to information now circulating, the suicide note
left by the deceased was written by a left-handed person. Rummel was
right-handed. Perspiration on the body smelled like sodium pentothal, or so it
The Alien Digest ran to seven limited issues, all now almost impossible to
acquire. One thing is certain. Ron Rummel's magazine was touching on sensitive
issues such as the predator/prey aspect of the alien/human relationship and the
use of humans as food and recyclable body parts. Did Rummel cross a forbidden
line? It would seem so. But which line, and where? Interestingly enough, one of
Rummel's friends was Phil Schneider, and the two had been collaborating.
An equally disturbing and more recent death is that of Ron (Jerrold) Johnson, at
the time MUFON's Deputy Director of Investigations. Johnson was 43 years old
and, it would seem, in excellent health. He had just passed a recent physical
examination with the proverbial flying colors. However, on June 9, 1994, while
attending a Society of Scientific Exploration meeting in Austin, Texas, Johnson
died quickly and amid very strange circumstances. During a slide show, several
people sitting close to him heard a gasp. When the lights were turned back on,
Johnson was slumped over in his chair, his face purple, blood oozing from his
nose. A soda can, from which he had been sipping, was sitting on the chair next
Did Ron Johnson die of a stroke? Possibly. An allergic reaction? Another
Some of the more outstanding facts of Ron Johnson's life might easily lead a
more skeptical-minded person to a tentative conclusion that his death was
probably neither accidental nor natural. For instance, his most recent job was
with the Institute of Advanced Studies, purportedly working on UFO propulsion
systems. He had been formerly employed by Earth Tech, Inc., a private Austin,
Texas, think tank headed by Harold Puthoff. It would appear he held high
security clearances, traveled frequently between San Antonio and White Sands,
and had attended 2 secret NATO meetings in the last year or so. One of those
meetings, it is rumored dealt with ET communications. Although advanced in
years, there are some who believe that Dr. Hynek's death was because of "strange
circumstances," due to the high number of researchers who have died of brain
tumors or cancer. If all or most of the facts offered above are accurate, one
thing seems obvious: Johnson was walking both sides of the street. This in
itself was highly dangerous, and he may have paid the ultimate price in an
attempt to serve more than one master.
As for exactly what killed Ron Johnson, a number of possibilities beyond natural
ones present themselves. It is quite easy in this day and age to induce strokes
through chemicals or pulsed radiation. It is just as easy, and has been for some
time, to induce heart attacks and other physical debilitations, such as
fast-acting cancers. The best bet is that Ron Johnson was eliminated by a
quick-acting toxin, perhaps a nerve agent. As for exactly why he was killed, we
will probably never know. The autopsy, somewhat ludicrously, has been officially
classified as inconclusive.
As a side note, a nurse returning home from Austin shortly after Johnson's death
reported a similar death-situation aboard her plane. When she tried to move
rearward to offer her assistance, she was forcefully restrained from doing so.
Could it be, one wonders, that some agent, through an accident, was the victim
of his own machinations? The idea strikes a nice note of poetic justice, if in
fact that were the scenario.
Another death involving elements of high strangeness is that of Ann Livingston,
who died in early 1994 of a fast-form of ovarian cancer. Livingston made her
living as an accountant, but she was also a MUFON investigator and had in fact,
published an article entitled "Electronic Harassment and Alien Abductions" in
the November 1993 MUFON Journal. The article was highly critical of Julianne
McKinney, director of the Electronic Surveillance Project of the Association of
National Security Alumni. McKinney discounts U FO phenomena, believing that what
passes for such is most often one kind of governmental ploy or another, whether
in the form of experimental machinery or experimental psychology.
Some facts which seem relevant to the case stand out. At 7:15 AM, December 29th
1992, Livingston's apartment close to O'Hare airport, in Chicago, Illinois, was
lit up brightly by a silverwhite flash. She was accosted later in the day while
in her apartment parking lot by 5 MIBs (Men in Black) which she described as
being almost faceless and carrying long, flashlight-like black objects. She was
rendered unconscious. What, we must ask, assuming her story is true, was done to
her at this time, and wh'? And did it have anything to do with her later
rapidly-advancing ovarian cancer?
It is not a well-known fact that Ann Livingston had been previously abducted.
Her friend, Fran Heiser, has stated that Ann Livingston had met two handsome
people, a man and woman, on an earlier trip to Mexico. To Livingston's surprise,
the man told her that the attractive young lady she was meeting was in fact her
Could genital intrusions from past UFO abductions have poisoned in some way Ann
Livingston's system? That is exactly the suspicion Karla Turner (author of
Maquerade of Angels, Taken, and Into the Fringe) had about the breast cancer
that preceded her death during the summer of 1996. Both publicly and privately,
Karla Turner held up the specter of alien retaliation for statements she made in
print, especially in Masquerade of Angels. How much her suspicions were founded
in reality we will probably never know. (A good site on Karla Turner is
Who or what is killing UFO investigators now and in the past? Probably some of
the deaths presented here-that look at first glance so suspicious---are in fact
natural or accidental or self-inflicted because of stress or mental imbalances.
But, as Otto Binder noted more than 25 years ago, there are so many. Pure common
sense, and good logic, should lead us to believe that the high incidence of
premature death in a field which has a limited number of investigators is very
disproportionate compared to the population at large.
Spider Web of Causes
What we may have IS a concatenation, a spider web, of interweaving threads which
are causal and often, in fact, deadly. One thread is the activities of the US
(and other) intelligence agencies. Another thread is possible ET involvement. A
third thread is the involvement of certain PSI-tech think tanks and private PSI/PK
practitioners, including negative occultists. A possible fourth thread is highly
reactionary religious cults which feel they are carrying out the will of God. It
is more than likely that one or more or all of the above agencies are
responsible in whole or in part for many of the deaths from the recent past,
which have already been mentioned and many of those remaining cases from the
present to the more distant past, some of which we will now explore.
Danny Casolaro, an investigative reporter looking into the theft of Project
Promise software, a program capable of tracking down anyone anywhere in the
world, died in 1991, a reported suicide.
Casolaro was also investigating several UFO "NO-Nos" Pine Gap, Area 51 and
Not long ago, Mae Bussell, a gutsy, no-holds-barred, investigative radio host
died of a fast-acting cancer just like Ann Livingston and Karla Turner. Bussell
was acutely interested in UFOlogy.
The directors of APRO, Coral and Jim Lorenzen, a Tucson-based UFO group, both
died of Cancer. Deck Slayton
the astronaut, was
purportedly ready to talk about his UFO experiences, but cancer also intervened.
Brian Lynch, young psychic and contactee, died in 1985, purportedly of a drug
overdose. According to Lynch's sister, Geraldine, Brian was approached
approximately a year before his death by an intelligence operative working for
an Austin, Texas, PSI-tech company. Geraldine said they told Brian they were
experimenting on psychic warfare techniques. After his death, a note in his
personal effects was found with the words "Five million from Pentagon for
Capt. Don Elkin
In the '80s Eastern Airlines pilot Capt. Don Elkin committed suicide. He had
been investigating the UFO coverup for over 10 years and, at the time, was deep
into the study of the Ra material with ('aria Rucker. There are reports of
negative psychological interferences having developed during this latter
Bizarre Death of Scientists
Certainly nothing is stranger, and breeds speculation more quickly, than the
30-some-odd deaths associated with SDI (Star Wars) research at Marconi Ltd. in
England between approximately 1985-1988. Here in capsulated form is a list of a
few of the more bizarre deaths:
a designer at Marconi Defense Systems, allegedly commits suicide with a shotgun,
a digital communications expert employed by GEC, Marconi's parent firm, falls
from his hotel room, November 1985, after expressing fear for his life.
another Marconi scientist, reportedly tied a rope around his neck, and then to a
tree, in October 1986, got behind the wheel of his car and stepped on the gas
with predictable results.
In March of 1988, Trevor Knight,
also associated with Marconi, died of carbon monoxide poisoning in his car.
marketing director of the firm, was found shocked to death with electrical leads
in his mouth (August 1988).
Also during the same month of the same year, Alistair Beckham was found shocked
to death with electric leads attached to his body and his mouth stuffed with a
handkerchief. He was an engineer with the allied firm of Plessey Defense
And, finally, but by no means the sole remaining death in this unique cluster,
Andrew Hall was found dead in September of 1988 of carbon monoxide poisoning.
What, you may be asking, does SDI research have to do with the deaths of UFO
investigators? Theoretically, quite a lot. If, as many investigators have
hypothesized, Star Wars research was initiated with the dual purpose of
protecting "us" against Soviet aggression and/or the presence of UFO craft in
our atmosphere, then several possibilities arise. Most compelling is the idea
that the soviet KGB, realizing that the Western powers were on the verge of
perfecting a high-powered beam-weapon that could be used from outer space or
atmospheric space against them, marshaled a last-gasp, all-out espionage
offensive to slow or destroy the project. If this scenario is true, and the
weapon was indeed successfully developed, we have an explanation for the
collapse of the Soviet Union ("Surrender or you might be incinerated").
Other explanations have been offered. For example, scientists working on the
project discovered the true nature of the research they were involved with and
the overwhelming stress led them to suicide. Or they discovered that their real
collaborators were "greys," or Western politicians working with/for grey aliens.
One thing seems obvious. Something went terribly wrong at Marconi. Scientists
usually don't commit the kinds of bizarre, "unscientific" suicides we find here.
One other possibility is that a contingent of unfriendly ETs got wind of what
GEC and Marconi and its affiliates were up to and, to protect themselves,
created enough psychic trauma within the minds of many of the scientists to
drive them to suicide. But if this is so, why have the deaths stopped? Has the
project been shelved? Highly unlikely. The best bet is that the project was
completed, roughly about 1988, and whatever it is, beam-weapon or otherwise, it
is now operational.
Certainly neither the public at large, and not even UFOlogists generally, seem
thoroughly aware of the real risks UFO investigators run. In fact those
UFOlogists who are aware of the suspicious deaths of some of their colleagues in
the 50s and 60s, seem to believe that whatever forces and agencies that were
then responsible have softened their tactics in the `80s and `90s. The evidence,
as we have indicated, does not seem to support such a conclusion. There is no
doubt, however, that the `50s and `60s produced some strange goings-on.
Jessup and McDonald
Undoubtedly the most intriguing (and perhaps appalling) deaths in UFOlogy were
those of Dorothy Kilgallen, M.K. Jessup and Dr. James McDonald - the former an
alleged accident, the latter two purported suicides. The details of these
deaths, despite official pronouncements to the contrary, are disturbing to say
the least. Each of the three individuals seemed to have much to live for, all
were successful, and everyone of them was deeply immersed in the relatively new
Dorothy Kilgallen was the most famous syndicated woman journalist of her day.
Stationed in England in 1954 - 55, and privy to the highest levels of English
society and its secrets, she wired two unusual dispatches which may have
contributed to her death. The first, sent in February 1954, mentioned a "special
hush-hush meeting of the world's military heads" scheduled to take place the
following summer. The 1955 dispatch, which barely preceded her death from an
alleged overdose of sleeping pills and alcohol (a la Marilyn Monroe), quoted an
unnamed British official of cabinet rank, `We believe, on the basis of our
inquiry thus far, that saucers were staffed by small men-probably under four
feet tall. It's frightening, but there is no denying the flying saucers come
from another planet.'
Whatever the source (rumored to be the Earl of Mountbatten), this kind of leak
in the atmosphere of the mid- 50s was an unacceptable leak. It is well to recall
that the secret CIA-orchestrated Robertson Panel had met in 1953 and issued the
Robertson Report. Briefly summarized, this document-and the attitudes reflected
there - represented a new hard-line attitude to covering up all significant UFO
phenomena. The year 1953 and the meeting of the Robertson Panel truly initiated
the UFO coverup as we know it today, with a few extra dollops having been added.
Did Dorothy Kilgallen actually commit accidental suicide? There appears to be an
excellent chance she had help.
Dr. James McDonald,
senior physicist, Institute of
Atmospheric Physics and also professor in the Department of Meteorology at the
University of Arizona, died in 1971 purportedly of a gunshot wound to the head.
There is no one who had worked harder in the 60s than McDonald to convince
Congress to hold serious, substantial subcommittee meetings to explore the UFO
reality of which he was thoroughly convinced. He was definitely a thorn in the
side of those who maintained the official coverup and, needless to say, his
passing to them would be a blessing.
McDonald, allegedly depressed, shot himself in the head. But, alas, he didn't
die. He was wheelchair-ridden but somehow, several months after his first
attempt, he allegedly got in an automobile, drove to a pawnshop, purchased
another pistol from his wheelchair, drove to the desert and did himself in. How
convenient, one might say, for his adversaries. And McDonald, there can be no
doubt, had made enemies. The question is: How much did these enemies aid and
abet the demise of this most worthy and influential campaigner?
When astronomer and archaeologist M. K. Jessup allegedly committed suicide in
Dade County Park, FL., in 1959 certain alarm bells should have gone off. There
is no doubt the well-known author of such influential works as The Case for the
UFO and The Expanding Case for the UFO had been depressed. Things had not been
going well for him, and he had, it must be admitted, indicated his gloom to
close friends, Ivan Sanderson, the biologist, and Long John Nebel, the
well-known New York City radio host. Sanderson reported him disturbed by "a
series of strange events" which put him "into a completely insane world of
Was the reality Jessup was faced with at the time "completely insane" or were
there, perhaps, forces driving Jessup to the edge, forces with a plan? Anna
Genzlinger thoroughly investigated his death. Her conclusion: "He was under some
sort of control." Remember, these were the days of secret governmental
mind-control experiments which have only recently been uncovered.
Certain facts about the case raise red flags. For example, no autopsy was
performed, contrary to the state law. Sergeant Obenclain, who was on the scene
shortly after Jessup's body was discovered, has said for the record, "Everything
seemed too professional." The hose from the car exhaust was wired on; and it
was, strangely, washing machine hose. Jessup died at rush hour, with more than
the usual amount of traffic passing by. He had been visited by Carlos Allende
three days before his death and according to his wife, had been receiving
strange phone calls. We know the navy was very much interested in what he was
doing; and we all know, or should know, it is the ONI (Office of Naval
Investigations) that has been in the forefront, from the very beginning, of the
And what of particular interest was Jessup investigating at the time? Something
that was top secret and would remain so for some time: the Philadelphia
Experiment. Dr. James McDonald tried to convince Congress to look into the UFO
situation. He died after shooting himself a short while later.The late
astronomer Dr. M.K. Jessup was the first to reveal details of the Philadelphia
Experiment-he died a few months later. Frank Edwards
the noted news commentator, died of an alleged heart attack on June 24, 1967, on
the 20th anniversary of the Kenneth Arnold sighting. Was that coincidence?
Probably not. Several other prominent UFOlogists died the same day, Arthur
Bryant, the contactee, Richard Church, chairman of CIGIUFO and the space writer,
Willie Ley. The circumstances surrounding the death of Edwards, who like James
McDonald was pushing for meaningful Congressional subcommittee meetings, raise
huge questions. It so happens that a "World UFO Conference" was being held in
New York City at the Commodore hotel on that very day in June, chaired by UFO
publisher and author Gray Barker. Barker stated publicly that he had received
two letters and a telephone call threatening that Frank Edwards, who was not in
attendance, would not be alive by the conference's end.
It definitely looks like someone was sending a message. As an unhappy sequel to
this account, Rep. Rouse, who had been supporting Edwards in his campaign for
Congressional attention to the UFO issue, died of a similar heart attack shortly
The annals of UFOlogy are frighteningly filled with the deaths of UFOlogists
from unusual cancers, heart attacks, questionable suicides and all manner of
strange happenings. Did former Secretary of Defense James Forrestal really
commit suicide as purported by jumping out a hotel window at about the time
saucers may have been crashing down in the southwestern desert? Was UFO writer
suicidal plunge off a Washington D.C. bridge in 1988 really an act of will? What
really happened to Dr. B. Noel Opan
who, in 1959, after an alleged visit by MIBs, disappeared, as did
the Australian UFOlogist, in 1960.
How do we explain the rash of heart attacks that took so many:
author H. T. Wilkins, Henry E Kock,
publicity director of the
Universal Research Society of America, author
How do we correlate accurately the large number of purported suicides,
including: Rev. Della Larson,
contactee, author Gloria Lee (Byrd),
UFO enthusiast who discovered Larson's body, researcher
and, more recently, researcher Feron
Hicks? What do we do with
the inordinately large number of cancer deaths which pepper the UFO field and
burn doubtful holes in our credulity: Canadian researcher
Wilbert B. Smith,
Brazilian researcher Dr. Olavo
Jim and Coral Lorenzen
and the deaths of biologist
Ivan Sanderson and CUFOS
founder James A. Hynek
Certainly not all of these individuals, as well as many other less prominent
researchers that space limitations do not allow us to mention, were marked for
termination. Many, perhaps most, died natural deaths. But so many of the cases
leave doubt; some seem to be branded by the mark of Cain. We know now how easy
it is to induce strokes and heart attacks through chemicals, pulsed beams and
microbes. We have learned that the federal government was (and still is)
involved in PSI-tech research. An individual's mind is rather easily
manipulated, and minds can be subtly beaten like putty into despair and madness.
The late Ivan T. Sanderson
passed away unexpectedly. He was head of a major UFO/paranormal group! UFOlogy
is not the safe, hobbyistic pastime some would like it to be. There is danger,
real danger in sticking your nose in places where the powers that be don't want
you to be. Many of the deaths related above are highly suspicious. Some appear
to be outright murder.
What is the cause, who the villain? Again, it must be emphasized that the
"problem" is complex. Rogue intelligence agencies, negative ET groups,
freelancing PSI-tech firms, and reactionary cultist groups all seem to play, or
to have played, a part in the more nefarious UFO-related events described here
including the possible homicides of UFO researchers in past decades as well as
more recently. It seems highly likely that sometimes one or more of these
agencies may be working together, either with or without the knowledge of the
What can we do about such a state of affairs? Several things. We can inform
ourselves like good democratic citizens. And we can inform others. We can and
must raise a hue and cry when we suspect foul play. If we are to protect our
very lives and the democratic hopes we say we cherish, then we must not go,
silent and ignorant, into the night, pretending an innocence we have not earned.
Copyright © 1997: GCR Publishing Group Inc., 1700 Broadway, New York NY 10019.
All rights reserved.
By Stephanie Relfe:
Since the above article was written
there have been other notable deaths in the field, including:
Author of the classic book:
"Behold a Pale Horse"
www.HalTurnerShow.com 8 - 9 PM
EST Monday Nights on WBCQ 7.415 MHz & 9-11 PM Tue. - Fri. on the Net SHOT DEAD!
WBCQ SHORT-WAVE RADIO TALK SHOW HOST WILLIAM "BILL" COOPER Eager, AZ --
Short-wave radio talk show host William "Bill" Cooper was shot dead last night
during a gun battle with Sheriff's Deputies. According to Detective Frank
Valenzuela of the Arizona Department of Public Safety, the shooting took place
at 11:40 PM outside of Cooper's home at 96 North Clearview Circle, Eager, AZ.
Det. Valenzuela stated that Deputies from the Apache County Sheriff's Department
were attempting to serve an arrest warrant upon Mr. Cooper. The Warrant, issued
by the Round Valley Judicial Precinct in Springerville, AZ charged Cooper with
one Count of Aggravated Assault With A Deadly Weapon, and two Counts of
"Endangerment." The Warrant was issued on August 29, 2001 for an incident which
allegedly took place on July 11, 2001. The Court Case Number on the Warrant is
CR-01-0310. Neither Valenzuela, nor the Apache County Attorney's Office would
reveal the name of the alleged victim(s). They did say the complaint was signed
by Detective Paul Kirkum of the Eager, AZ Sheriff's Dept.
According to Valenzuela, Police had intelligence that Cooper had a large
quantity of weapons in his home, and possibly explosives. Valenzuela also said
the police knew that during his radio show on WBCQ, Cooper repeatedly stated
that he "would kill any law enforcement officers that tried to take him." As
such, the Sheriff's Department wanted to arrest Cooper away from his home, so as
to minimize the possibility of armed conflict.
According to Police, Cooper lived on a hilltop over looking several undeveloped
areas and other homes below. Despite not owning the land below his home, Cooper
was known to chase teenagers or young lovers off the land and Police decided to
use this to lure Cooper away from his home. Det. Valenzuela stated that two
undercover Sheriff's Deputies were sent in a pick-up truck to the area below
Cooper's home. There were also two uniformed Deputies in the bed of the pick-up.
As expected, Cooper drove down to that area from his home and told the two
undercover Deputies to leave.
But Cooper left and drove away toward his home before the undercover deputies
could do anything. While on his way back up the hill, a fully marked Sheriff's
patrol vehicle blocked the road(1) in front of Cooper. Uniformed members of the
Sheriff's Department SWAT Team (2) exited that marked vehicle and told Cooper to
stop, keep his hands where they could see them and exit the vehicle. They say
Cooper placed one hand outside his window, then accelerated around the police
car, trying to run over a Sheriff Sergeant. Police gave brief chase to Cooper's
Police say Cooper exited his vehicle, drew a handgun and began firing at
Deputies as he ran toward his house. One Deputy Sheriff was struck at least once
and possibly twice in the head.(3) Another Deputy returned fire, hitting Cooper
The wounded Deputy was evacuated by Helicopter to a hospital in Phoenix. Cooper
was pronounced dead at the scene by Paramedics who were at the scene standing-by
The following questions arise from this incident:
(1) Cooper would have had to pass the marked Police patrol Vehicle while going
down the hill. Why would he do so without seeing it and fleeing? Further, how
could he drive around it once it came onto the road while Cooper was enroute
back to his home?
(2) If Police intended a peaceful, non-violent arrest, why send a SWAT Team?
(3) If Cooper drew a gun and fired "while running back toward his home" as
police say, how could he hit a Deputy once and possibly twice in the head? A
head-shot is a difficult thing to accomplish with a hand gun, never mind two
head shots while the shooter is running!
(4) Why were Paramedics "on the scene standing-by" if Sheriffs intended this to
be a peaceful arrest?
These questions make The Hal Turner Show wonder if Bill Cooper was set-up
(Editor's note: & mind controlled?) to be gunned down, or just a victim of his
own big mouth and prudent police planning? We pray for the soul of Mr. Cooper,
and for the life of the Deputy shot in the head.
While not a UFO researcher, I feel that Stanley Kubrick deserves a mention here.
I believe that Stanley Kubrick, who died shortly after the release of his movie
"Eyes wide shut" was killed by advanced technology. I believe that his earlier
movie "2001 a space odyssey" indicated that he was in alignment with the secret
powers that be. For example, it showed "The Black Block" which is worshipped by
masonry and is in the headquarters of the United Nations in New York.
However, people change. He didn't produce a movie for twenty years before he
produced "Eyes wide shut". This movie was kept in super secrecy until it came
out. Even reviewers did not see it until the day it was released. Most people
did not know what to make of it. They didn't recognize it for what I believe it
was, namely a documentary, of the kind of religious rituals that the powers that
be are involved in. In the movie Tom Cruise is told towards the end something
like "If you knew who those people were, you wouldn't sleep at night". I believe
that Kubrick towards the end turned towards the good side, and wanted to get
information out to the people. I believe that Kubrick was killed by advanced
technology by people who he was once aligned with.
OR, was Kubrick's death more closely related to 9-11 and the World Trade Center.
This far-out idea is supported by an article at
While on the subject of "Eyes Wide Shut" I have wondered if Tom Cruise and
Nicole Kidman were also punished for acting in this movie, by breaking up their
marriage. After all, the movie would have been nowhere near as famous if they
hadn't acted in it. The secret government has technology they can beam at people
to help break up marriages. I am not alone in this thought. I have read
elsewhere on the net: I'm sure most readers will also be aware that it was the
film which many considered one catalyst for Tom Cruise and Nicole Kidman's
For more about "Eyes wide shut" see
Dean was the organizer and promoter of the Global Sciences Congress, that over
the years hosted many top researchers including Phil Schneider and Al Bielek,
the sole survivor of the Philadelphia Experiment. Dean died of a heart attack in
August 2001, just a few months after a Denver Global Sciences Congress.
Jim Keith died in 1999. Author of many books including Mind Control, World
Control. Jim died in hospital during surgery to repair a broken leg he achieved
while attending the infamous Burning Man Festival in Nevada. It seems a blood
clot was released during the surgery and travelled to the heart causing a
Ron Bonds sold conspiracies. The Atlantan published books on unsolved mysteries
and unexplained phenomena, from the Kennedy assassination to the ominous black
helicopters of the New World Order. In the subculture of the paranormal, his
reputation was such that writers for "The X-Files" used to call him for ideas.
In April 2001, fifteen hours after eating a meal with warm beef from a Mexican
restaurant in Atlanta, after an agonizing evening of vomiting and diarrhea,
Bonds was taken by ambulance from their home to Grady Memorial Hospital. During
an autopsy, the medical examiner found copious amounts of blood in the bowels,
so he sent a stool sample to the Georgia Public Health Laboratory in Decatur.
The lab discovered high levels of Clostridium perfringens Type A, a bacterium
often seen in small quantities in beef and poultry. When it occurs in larger
quantities -- anything above 100,000 organisms per gram is considered unsafe --
it can release toxins that cause diarrhea, vomiting and, rarely, hemorrhaging.
The bacterium figures in 250,000 cases of food poisoning a year, the CDC
estimates, only seven of which result in death.
Four days after Bonds ate there, epidemiologists visited El Azteca to collect
samples of ground beef from the steam table. When C. perfringens becomes
dangerous, it usually has to do with cooked meat being held at too low a
temperature. The lab found 6 million organisms per gram -- 60 times the safety
One obvious question is: Why didn't other people get sick too? More info here.
Philip K. Dick
(this came to me from a
reader): Science fiction author of Bladerunner and Minority Report. Had
continuing contact for several years, then died of a stroke under somewhat
mysterious circumstances on March 2 1982. He was writing a non-fiction book
about his experiences with alien contact. It was never published, and the
manuscript has disappeared.
Final Word from editor Stephanie Relfe: Since the field of UFO & secret
government research seems to have a lot of danger attached to it, it is highly
recommended that people involved in this do so only when they feel guided to do
so by God and their intuition and higher self, NOT because it is exciting or
profitable, or because "the world needs it". If you do what God wants you to do,
I believe you will be given protection. Joan of Arc was given protection and
success in the early stages when God was speaking to her. But later she
continued on under her own steam, not noticing that God did not tell her to do
more than he originally asked her to do, and she paid the price.
Top Secret Advisor To 4 Presidents Dies
'Violently' In DC
From 'DC' Dave Martin
Gus W. Weiss, 72, adviser to four presidents on top secret policy matters, died
violently in Washington, DC, on November 25, 2003, but his death was not
reported by The Washington Post until December 7, 2003, in the obitiuary section
at the bottom of page C12. His home town newspaper, The Nashville Tennessean,
was only a week late in reporting his death, but at that late date all they
could say was, "The circumstances surrounding his death could not be confirmed
Readers of The Tennessean
might have had their suspicions aroused not only by
the delay in the reporting of this important man's death, but also by the very
next sentence in the article: "Friends of Mr. Weiss expressed shock at his
But the article is not at all clear as to why that might have been the case. The
man was already two years past our allotted three score years and ten, after
all. Subsequent passages in the article only heighten the mystery:
"Driven by an insatiable intellectual curiosity and a desire to solve foreign
policy problems, Mr. Weiss devoted his life to his career, friends recalled. He
served as assistant to the secretary of defense for space policy and on the
Pentagon Defense Science Board and the U.S. Intelligence Board under President
Carter. Mr. Weiss was a foreign affairs officer and member of the National
Security Council under Presidents Nixon, Ford and Reagan."
"Mr. Weiss...was involved in numerous intelligence projects, and friends said
there were many aspects of his career he could never discuss with them."
'''He was wired into the intelligence community, and there were a lot of
mystical secrets we weren't privy to,' said Harris Gilbert, a Nashville attorney
who had been friends with Mr. Weiss since childhood. 'He was very interested in
diplomatic strategy and was VERY, VERY OPPOSED TO THE IRAQ WAR. It was the first
military action he ever opposed, but he believed we shouldn't go to war in the
Middle East without knowing what we were getting into.''' (emphasis added)
Might it not appear that if one is sufficiently connected to power, strong
opposition to our ongoing naked aggression in the fertile crescent could well be
Let's see if The Post's belated obituary
clears matters up, or muddies the waters further:
Gus W. Weiss, 72, a former White House policy adviser on technology,
intelligence, and economic affairs, died Nov. 25 of a fall from the Watergate
East residential building in the District. The D.C. medical examiner ruled his
death a suicide.
A spokesman for the D.C. police said that officers found his body at a service
entrance to the apartment cooperative. Dr. Weiss lived in the building.
Dr. Weiss was a graduate of Vanderbilt University in his native Nashville. He
received a master's degree in business from Harvard University and a doctorate
in economics from New York University, where he also taught.
He served on the staff of the National Security Council under Presidents Richard
Nixon, Gerald Ford and Ronald Reagan. In the Ford administration, he was also
executive director of the White House Council on International Economic Policy.
Much of his government work centered on national security, intelligence
organizations and concerns over technology transfers to communist countries. As
an adviser to the Central Intelligence Agency, he served on the Pentagon's
Defense Science Board and the Signals Intelligence Committee of the U.S.
During the Carter administration, Dr. Weiss was assistant for space policy to
the secretary of defense.
His honors included the CIA's Medal for Merit and the National Security Agency's
Cipher Medal. He was awarded the French Legion of Honor in 1975 for helping
resolve national security concerns over a joint venture between General
Electric's aircraft engine division and a French jet engine company.
Since 1992, Dr. Weiss had been a guest lecturer at George Washington University,
where he spoke about his experiences in the government. He was also adviser to
the dean of arts and sciences and established a cash prize awarded to a top
His interests included piano and history.
There are no immediate survivors. (end obituary)
In other words, if we may paraphrase The Post: "Would you believe it was a
On what basis did the medical examiner rule that it was a suicide? On what basis
could any mere medical examiner so rule, particularly when someone has died from
a fall, presumably from a high altitude? All a medical doctor is qualified to do
is to determine the cause of death. That, we are told, was "a fall from the
Watergate East residential building." How does the medical examiner know what
caused the fall?
Even in the case of the May 1949 death of former Secretary of Defense James
Forrestal, the official investigation of his death concluded only that Forrestal
died from wounds inflicted by a fall from the 16th floor of the Bethesda Naval
Hospital, but it remained agnostic on the cause of the fall. In this instance we
are not told even approximately how far the victim fell or precisely where he
fell from, but the medical examiner, for some unstated reason, is certain it was
Interestingly, The Post doesn't even name the medical examiner. It doesn't even
name the police spokesman who did no more than tell us approximately where the
body was found.
I'm sorry, but all this sounds more than a bit suspicious to me.
Author, "Who Killed James Forrestal?"
"America's Dreyfus Affair, The Case of the Death of Vincent Foster"
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Strange Cluster Of Microbiologists' Deaths
By Alanna Mitchell, Simon
Cooper, and Carolyn Abraham Compiled by Alanna Mitchell
The Globe and Mail May 4,
It's a tale only the best conspiracy
theorist could dream up. Eleven microbiologists mysteriously dead over the span
of just five months. Some of them world leaders in developing weapons-grade
biological plagues. Others the best in figuring out how to stop millions from
dying because of biological weapons. Still others, experts in the theory of
Throw in a few Russian defectors, a few
nervy U.S. biotech companies, a deranged assassin or two, a bit of Elvis, a
couple of Satanists, a subtle hint of espionage, a big whack of imagination, and
the plot is complete, if a bit reminiscent of James Bond.
The first three died in the space of
just over a week in November.
Benito Que, 52, was an expert in
infectious diseases and cellular biology at the Miami Medical School. Police
originally suspected that he had been beaten on Nov. 12 in a carjacking in the
medical school's parking lot. Strangely enough, though, his body showed no signs
of a beating. Doctors then began to suspect a stroke.
Just four days after Dr. Que fell
unconscious came the mysterious disappearance of
57, one of the foremost microbiologists in the United States. Dr. Wiley, of the
Howard Hughes Medical Institute at Harvard University, was an expert on how the
immune system responds to viral attacks such as the classic doomsday plagues of
HIV, ebola and influenza. He had just bought tickets to take his son to
Graceland the following day.
Police found his rental car on a bridge
outside Memphis, Tenn. His body was later found in the Mississippi River.
Forensic experts said he may have had a dizzy spell and have fallen off the
Just five days after that, the
world-class microbiologist and high-profile Russian defector
64, fell dead. The pathologist who did the autopsy, and who also happened to be
associated with Britain's spy agency, concluded he died of a stroke.
Dr. Pasechnik, who defected to the
United Kingdom in 1989, played a huge role in Russian biowarfare and helped to
figure out how to modify cruise missiles to deliver the agents of mass
The next two deaths came four days apart
in December. Robert Schwartz,
57, was stabbed and slashed with what police believe was a sword in his
farmhouse in Leesberg, Va. His daughter, who identifies herself as a pagan high
priestess, and several of her fellow pagans have been charged. Dr. Schwartz was
an expert in DNA sequencing and pathogenic micro-organisms, who worked at the
Center for Innovative Technology in Herndon, Va. Four days later,
Nguyen Van Set,
44, died at work in Geelong, Australia, in a laboratory accident. He entered an
airlocked storage lab and died from exposure to nitrogen.
Other scientists at the animal diseases
facility of the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organization had
just come to fame for discovering a virulent strain of mousepox, which could be
modified to affect smallpox.
Then in February, the Russian
microbiologist Victor Korshunov,
56, an expert in intestinal bacteria of children around the world, was bashed
over the head near his home in Moscow.
Five days later the British
microbiologist Ian Langford, 40, was found dead in his home near Norwich,
England, naked from the waist down and wedged under a chair. He was an expert in
environmental risks and disease.
Two weeks later, two prominent
microbiologists died in San Francisco.
46, a Russian who moved to the U.S. in 1989, focused on the part of the human
molecular structure that could be affected best by medicine. She was killed by
fellow microbiologist Guyang
(Matthew) Huang, 38, who shot
her seven times when she opened the door to a pizza delivery. Then he shot
The final two deaths came one day after
the other in March. David
Wynn-Williams, 55, a respected
astrobiologist with the British Antarctic Survey, who studied the habits of
microbes that might survive in outer space, died in a freak road accident near
his home in Cambridge, England. He was hit by a car while he was jogging. The
following day, Steven Mostow,
63, known as Dr. Flu for his expertise in treating influenza, and a noted expert
in bioterrorism, died when the airplane he was piloting crashed near Denver.
So what does any of it mean?
"Statistically, what are the chances?"
wondered a prominent North American microbiologist reached last night at an
international meeting of infectious-disease specialists in Chicago. Janet
Shoemaker, director of public and scientific affairs of the American Society for
Microbiology in Washington, D.C., pointed out yesterday that there are about
20,000 academic researchers in microbiology in the U.S. Still, not all of these
are of the elevated calibre of those recently deceased.
She had a chilling, final
When microbiologists die in a lab,
there's a way of taking note of the deaths and adding them up. When they die in
freakish accidents outside the lab, nobody keeps track. Suspicious deaths The
sudden and suspicious deaths of 11 of the world's leading microbiologists. Who
1. Nov. 12, 2001
Benito Que was said to
have been beaten in a Miami parking lot and died later.
2. Nov. 16, 2001 Don C.
Wiley went missing. Was
found Dec. 20. Investigators said he got dizzy on a Memphis bridge and fell to
his death in a river.
3. Nov. 21, 2001
former high-level Russian microbiologist who defected in 1989 to the U.K.
apparently died from a stroke.
4. Dec. 10, 2001 Robert M.
Schwartz was stabbed to death in
Leesberg, Va. Three Satanists have been arrested.
5. Dec. 14, 2001
Nguyen Van Set died in an
airlock filled with nitrogen in his lab in Geelong, Australia.
6. Feb. 9, 2002 Victor
Korshunov had his head
bashed in near his home in Moscow.
7. Feb. 14, 2002 Ian
Langford was found
partially naked and wedged under a chair in Norwich, England.
8. & 9.Feb. 28, 2002
San Francisco resident Tanya Holzmayer
was killed by a
microbiologist colleague, Guyang Huang,
who shot her as she took delivery of a pizza and then apparently shot himself.
10. March 24, 2002
David Wynn-Williams died
in a road accident near his home in Cambridge, England.
11. March 25, 2002
Steven Mostow of the
Colorado Health Sciences Centre, killed in a plane he was flying near Denver.
...Member of "Scholars for 911 Truth" Shot Dead
March 22, 2006
This case appears to be very suspicious.
The perpetrators shot Michael
Zebuhr after being given the
demanded purse in the robbery despite the fact Zebuhr was only one of several
witnesses. The suspicion is heightened by the fact that Zebuhr was both a
student member of the Scholars for 9/11 Truth and a microbiology graduate
student at Clemson University. Microbiologists have long been the victims of
suspicious deaths, most of which are ruled to be suicides, as in the cases of
prominent British microbiologist Dr. David Kelly (died 2003; ruled a suicide),
72-year old retired microbiologist
(died 2005; stabbed repeatedly and put in a trunk). These are only two more
recent cases from a long list of microbiologists found dead (about 80 now) under
suspicious circumstances dating back to the early 1980s. This case could very
well be another case in the on-going plot to contain members of the microbiology
community or a warning to the Scholars for 9/11 Truth committee.
Director of the 9/11 film Loose Change,
Dylan Avery had similar suspicions:
"Bioengineers keep getting bumped off
left and right and it just seemed like another Hunter S. Thompson to me. Not
only was [Zubuhr] shot twice--which seems excessive, but this guy put up no
resistance in a robbery that took place at night where he was only one person in
a group of four. I might be wrong, and I hope I am, but it struck me as a
College student remains in
critical condition after Minneapolis shooting
A fun night with family ended in tragedy
on the streets of Uptown on Saturday night.
A 25-year-old college student was shot in the head after he, his
mother, his sister and a friend left an Uptown restaurant.
Michael Zebuhr, a Clemson PhD student, was critically wounded
Saturday just seconds after two men approached his 55-year-old
mother, Susanne Strong, and demanded her purse. The visitor from
the state of Virginia complied with the robbers demands and
handed them her purse. But then, apparently without provocation,
one of the men turned his gun on Strong's son and shot him in
the head. He died on Monday.
Zebuhr was a 2005 graduate of Davis and Elkins College in
Elkins, West Virginia. School officials say he received BS
degrees in chemistry and math.
They said he was a student leader as well as a member of the
school's ski team and an avid mountain biker. This year he was
enrolled in a PhD program at Clemson University in South
Zebuhr, his mother, sister and a friend were returning to their
car when the robbery and shooting occurred. They had been dining
out in the Calhoun Square shopping complex just across the
street. Zebuhr's sister lives just a mile and a half from the
popular uptown complex of restaurants and stores.
Monday, while people were shopping and dining, it was clear the
weekend violence was weighing on their minds. "I'm angry," said
Shauna Pineiro who frequents the area. "There's a lot of people
out on the street accosting people asking people for money
making all kinds of threats and stuff and it's got to stop,"
Her husband was a recent robbery victim, "That was the worst
things I ever had in my life," said Daniel Pineiro recalling how
he was mugged one night as he was walking. "All of a sudden a
gun was pulled out and the only thing I could do is say 'help.""
Dana Bohn is an employee at one of the area stores who said,
"It's definitely unsettling and we always walk out in pairs when
we walk to our cars." While that's advice police offer as a
safety tip, the fact is Saturday night's shooting victim was
accompanied by three other people. The two assailants ran off
and no arrests have been made.
The Uptown area is part of the south Minneapolis fifth precinct
which has seen 100 armed robberies since the first of the year.
That's nearly double the number of holdups a year ago at this
time. Police are asking anyone with information about Saturdays
shooting to call them at 612-692-TIPS.
Truther , Mar 26, 2006 @ 16:38 GMT
Extremely Sad News
The death of Michael Zebuhr:
Michael Zebuhr, a scholar and researcher for 9/11 Truth, didn’t intervene when
two men stole his mother’s purse, but one of the men shot him anyway. The
25-year-old Buckhannon resident and recent Davis & Elkins College died a day
later. Extremely Sad News The death of Michael Zebuhr: Michael Zebuhr, a scholar
and researcher for 9/11 Truth, didn’t intervene when two men stole his mother’s
purse, but one of the men shot him anyway. The 25-year-old Buckhannon resident
and recent Davis & Elkins College died a day later.
According to reports, Zebuhr and his
mother, Dr. Suzanne Strong of Virginia, were in Minneapolis visiting Zebuhr’s
sister, a student at the University of Minnesota, when the shooting took place
at about 9:55 p.m. Saturday.
Inspector Kris Arneson of the
Minneapolis Police Department’s Fifth Precinct said the family trio and a friend
were approached by two male subjects as they were returning to their vehicle
following dinner at a restaurant in the Uptown area.
Reports indicate that the suspects
demanded Strong’s pursue which she was turned over without resistance. One of
the suspects then shot Zebuhr in the head for no apparent reason, officials
Zebuhr died at 11:30 p.m. Sunday in the
Hennepin County Medical Center as a result of a gun shot wound to the head,
according to the county medical examiner.
Zebuhr is a 1998 graduate of
Buckhannon-Upshur High School and 2005 graduate of Davis & Elkins College with a
bachelor of science degree in mathematics and chemistry. He was currently
enrolled at Clemson University in South Carolina working on his doctorate degree
“Mike Zebuhr was a young man of rare
personal and intellectual qualities,” said D&E President Tom Mann. “His
premature death, especially under such tragic circumstances, cannot help but
haunt the Davis & Elkins College community. Our hearts go out to his family and
loved ones. I hope there can be comfort for them in knowing that the deep loss
they are feeling is echoed in the sense of loss felt by his many D&E friends,
his faculty members and all of us who knew him. I trust there will be comfort
for all of us in knowing that we are richer for the years he shared with us.”
While a D&E student, Zebuhr was listed
frequently on the dean’s list and was included in Who’s Who in American
Universities and Colleges in 2005. He received the Mathematics, Computer Science
and Physics Department Award in 2004, the Chemistry Department Award in 2005 and
the faculty’s Senior Award in 2005. This award is granted to a senior student,
with at least a 3.8 grade point average, who has achieved excellence in a wide
range of academic areas and in the quality of personal and intellectual
leadership provided. During his junior year, Zebuhr was named a Distinguished
Scholar by the Appalachian College Association and received an Appalachian
College Association Scholarship.
He also earned The American Chemical
Society’s Polymer Education Award in Organic Chemistry in 2004 and an
undergraduate research internship at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida funded
by the National Science Foundation in 2003. He was also a four-year member of
the college’s ski team and was active in the Computer Club, Student Assembly,
the Mountain Bike Club and Alpha Psi Omega, a theatre honorary. According to
officials, a memorial service will be conducted on the D&E campus at a later
date, pending arrangements with Zebuhr’s family.
“Mike was a hard working, dedicated,
self motivated student,” said Dr. Lisa Benson, Zebuhr’s advisor at Clemson. “He
appreciated every opportunity and took nothing for granted. That kind of student
is a joy to work with.”
Benson, the education director at the
Center for Advanced Engineering Fibers and Films and the research director
professor at the Department of Bioengineering, said Zebuhr was highly respected
by faculty, staff and students and was an extremely generous and compassionate
“Everyone here is in shock,” she said.
According to Benson, Zebuhr was
interested in space flight and had spoken of becoming a university professor.
“Mike was in the process of developing
hands-on projects for middle and high school students with intentions of
sparking an interest in science and engineering,” Benson said. “He would have
been a great mentor for kids.”
According to Benson, donations in
Zebuhr’s memory may be made online at the Clemson University Foundation Web site
at www.clemson.edu. Checks may be made payable to Clemson University Foundation
with a notation at the bottom stating “in memory of Michael Zebuhr” and mailed
to: Clemson University Foundation, P.O. Box 1889, Clemson, S.C., 29633-1889; or
by calling the Clemson University Foundation Gift Receiving at (864) 656-5666.
The university will create a holding
account for the donations, and a decision will be made with Zebuhr’s family
regarding a memorial service, she said.
“Mike was simply an outstanding students
and a compassionate person,” Benson said. “We are all feeling this loss very
He is the son of Strong and Richard
Zebuhr of Buckhannon.
He was also a member of 9/11 Scholars
for Truth: Michael Zebuhr (SM) Bioengineering, Clemson University
The Strange Death of Anna Lindh
Christopher Bollyn - American
Free Press 26 Sept. 2003
DID MOSSAD ASSASSINATE ANNA LINDH?
Sweden’s popular foreign minister Anna Lindh is the third high-ranking Swedish
political opponent of Zionism to have been murdered since 1948, which raises the
question: Was Lindh assassinated because of her outspoken opposition to Israel’s
occupation of Palestine?
When Sweden’s foreign minister Anna Lindh was brutally stabbed by an unknown
assailant while shopping in an upscale Stockholm department store, it marked the
third murder in 55 years of a high-level Swedish opponent of Zionist aggression
While the controlled press was quick to point out an unidentified suspect, later
released, with alleged ties to “neo-Nazis,” it has virtually ignored the
historical precedents that suggest that the killing of Lindh may have been an
assassination aimed at silencing an influential political opponent of the
Zionist extremists who control the Israeli government and wield great influence
Anna Lindh’s Sweden “has had more of an impact on Palestinian history than
closer or greater powers throughout the world,” Hanan Ashrawi, the Palestinian
professor and negotiator, wrote after the murder.
The death of Lindh and the late UN representative in Baghdad, Sergio Vieira de
Mello, represents the loss of “two voices who called with determination for
salvaging the UN’s role in Iraq and for implementing its resolutions in
Palestine,” Bouthaina Shaaban, a minister in the new Syrian government, wrote in
The Daily Star (Lebanon).
Shaaban noted that Lindh had:-
· Called upon the European Union, on April 3, 2002, to sever ties with Israel in
protest against Israeli practices;
· Called on US President George W. Bush to deny Sharon unconditional support, as
this would inflame the Middle East;
· Stressed that the only solution in the Middle East rested in ending the
Israeli occupation (otherwise everybody would become a hostage to the conflict);
· Played an important role in shaping the EU’s decision to adopt a policy toward
Palestinian President Yasser Arafat different from that of the U.S.;
· Confirmed the importance of Arafat as a partner in the peace process,
rejecting Washington’s claims that he supported terrorism;
· Stood firmly against the war on Iraq;
· And warned of the dangers of changing another country’s regime without the
support of international law.
Regarding weapons of mass destruction, Lindh called for the creation of a Middle
East free of such weapons, including Israel. Lindh strongly opposed the
Anglo-American aggression and occupation of Iraq.
A GLOBAL LOSS
Sweden’s effect on the Middle East “has been consistently constructive,
positive, and human with a deep-seated tradition of fairness, justice, and
peaceful intervention,” Ashrawi wrote, “Unfortunately, three such Swedish
champions had met with violent and untimely deaths, each a tragedy unto itself,
but a national and global loss in the larger scheme of things.”
On the ill-fated day Lindh had gone with a friend to Nordiska Kompaniet (NK) a
few blocks from the parliament building on Sept. 10 to buy an outfit for an
upcoming televised debate on the European common currency, the Euro. Lindh’s
image had appeared on posters in Sweden for the “yes” campaign she supported.
Although there was no recognizable leader for the “no” side, opinion polls
before the Sept. 14 referendum showed 53 percent of Swedish women remained
opposed to the Euro, with only 29 percent in favor.
When Lindh died on Thursday, Sept. 11, after more than 6 hours of surgery,
Sweden’s prime minister called off campaigning for the Sunday referendum on the
Euro. With the “no” vote strongly ahead of the “yes” vote there was some
speculation and wishful thinking that Lindh’s murder would boost the “yes” side.
SWEDEN REJECTS EURO
The Euro referendum went ahead and with more than 80 percent of the Swedish
electorate having cast ballots, the “no” side won by a large margin of 14
percent: 56 percent opposed and 42 percent in favor.
The un-elected president of the European Commission, Romano Prodi, clearly at a
loss for words in an interview with CNN after the vote, pooh-poohed the very
idea of using a referendum to decide whether a nation should adopt the Euro. The
Swedish results, Prodi said, were “worse than I expected.”
Charles Hodgson of CNN reminded Prodi that in every nation where the people had
decided on the Euro in a referendum, it had been rejected.
Sweden’s rejection of the Euro, however, clearly does not bode well for the Euro
in other European nations that have retained their fiscal sovereignty, primarily
Britain and Denmark, where similar referenda will be held in the future.
MURDER IN BROAD DAYLIGHT
Lindh was shopping without bodyguards at the upscale NK department store, when
she was savagely stabbed in the stomach, chest and arm, just before 4 p.m.
Hanna Sundberg, an eyewitness, told The Associated Press that she saw a man
chase Lindh up an escalator from the ground floor to the first upper level into
a store called Filippa K.
"She fell on the floor and the man was stabbing her in the stomach," she said.
"She laid on the floor and it looked as if a tall man, wearing a peaked cap, was
hitting her," she told AP. "But when he ran away, he threw away a knife."
Sundberg ran to Lindh, who said: "God, he has stabbed me in the stomach!"
Another witness, Anna Lekander, who had been in the boutique, where there were
“only a handful of shoppers at the time,” said she had not noticed that Lindh
was there as well.
Lekander said nothing about a man chasing Lindh up the escalator.
Lekander told the BBC that she had learned from others who were present that
Lindh had entered the shop together with a friend, seemingly with "no bodyguards
Soon after leaving the shop, Lekander heard people shouting from inside, "Catch
him, catch him”.
"It happened very quickly, I could see people running and I went back into the
shop," Lekander said.
"I could see a person lying on the floor, but I didn't know it was her,”
Lekander said. "There was blood everywhere.”
The attacker fled down the escalator and was able to flee without any resistance
from security guards. Police were reported to be searching for a man wearing a
Lindh was initially reported to be serious condition but her injuries were said
not to be “life-threatening” as she underwent six hours of surgery at the
Karolinska Hospital. Doctors said she suffered extensive damage to her liver and
had internal bleeding.
A company named Hufvudstaden owns NK, a 100-year-old department store founded by
Josef E. Sachs. AFP asked Michael Lorenz, owner of Duty Security, which provides
security for NK, about the number and location of guards at the time Lindh was
murdered. Lorenz would not say how many guards were on duty or what kind of
security detail his firm provided at the exits of NK.
Lorenz also refused to answer questions about how an assailant could attack a
prominent Swedish politician in broad daylight in a department store with
numerous closed-circuit video cameras and security guards and flee without
encountering any resistance or security personnel in pursuit.
Ylva Anna Maria Lindh was a rising star in Sweden’s ruling Social Democrat Party
(SDP). At age 46, Lindh was an intelligent and articulate politician with more
than 20 years experience in government. An outspoken and attractive foreign
minister, Lindh was expected to be Sweden’s next prime minister. She has two
young sons, 8 and 13.
As Sweden’s foreign minister since 1998, Lindh’s “main objectives were to
encourage dialogue between the rich and the poor worlds, and to support the
independence of the Palestinian and Kurdish peoples,” according to Olle Svenning,
London correspondent of the Swedish newspaper Aftonbladet and personal friend of
Lindh was an outspoken critic of Israel’s prime minister Ariel Sharon and his
brutal policies affecting the millions of Palestinians living under Israeli
occupation: "Our stand is firm and clear,” the foreign minister said in an
October 2001 interview :-
· "Israeli settlements on the West Bank must go;
· there must be a Palestinian state;
· Israel must vacate occupied areas on the West Bank and Gaza Strip; and
· end all extra-territorial executions and attacks on Palestinians.
· This should be done immediately.”
Asked if she expected anything from a dialogue with the Israeli government led
by Sharon, whose “record of war crimes” was described as “being without parallel
in post-War history,” Lindh replied, “I agree. It makes no sense to have a
dialogue with Sharon’s government. There will be no talks with him from our
In June 2002, the youth wing of Lindh’s Social Democrat Party pressed charges
against Sharon of war crimes and violation of international law. At the time
Lindh said she understood there was "both bitterness and anger because the
Israeli government is guilty of violating international law."
"Sometimes the Israeli-Palestinian conflict makes me so angry that I kick the
wastepaper bin in my office or throw things around," Lindh said. She had
described Sharon as a “maniac” and said on Swedish television that she would not
buy Israeli goods and fruits sold in Swedish markets.
At a meeting of European Union member states in April 2002, Lindh had called for
the EU to cut relations with Israel to protest the repressive practices of
Israeli occupation forces against the Palestinians.
A frequent critic of Sharon, Lindh said in May 2002 that her goal was that
"Israeli citizens will turn against the military policies of Sharon."
“Israel's government,” she said, “has chosen a course of action that risks
placing the country outside of the rest of the world community.”
Lindh criticized U.S. President George W. Bush for ignoring the Palestinian
President Yasser Arafat, saying U.S. policies rewarded “Sharon's violence.”
“I am very worried about this American debate,” Lindh said on Swedish radio. “I
think this discussion equating Arafat with terrorists is both inappropriate and
stupid. It is a very dangerous policy.”
“It contradicts the entire peace process... and can only lead to outright war in
the Middle East,” she said.
At a gathering of European foreign ministers in Riva del Garda, Italy, days
before she was killed, Lindh had blamed the U.S. and Israel for the collapse of
the “Roadmap” peace plan and resignation of Palestinian prime minister Mahmoud
Lindh said Abbas had been given “the kiss of death” when the Bush Administration
and Israel had decided to deal only with him and sideline Palestinian president
“Of course Arafat's unwillingness to give Abu Mazen (Abbas) increased power was
decisive, but Abu Mazen's position would have been much stronger if Israel had
also contributed to the peace process," Lindh told Swedish radio at the meeting
in Italy. Lindh said Israel had continued building illegal Jewish settlements,
erecting a wall separating Israel and the Palestinian territories, and
assassinating leaders of Hamas.
Lindh’s principled and unequivocal position on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict
was like that of the late Swedish prime minister Olof Palme, who was
assassinated in Stockholm in 1986, and Count Folke Bernadotte, the United
Nation’s Mediator on Palestine, who was brutally murdered by a Zionist terror
gang near Jerusalem in 1948.
The assassination of Bernadotte, “at the hands of the Israeli terrorist
organization… began a lethal Swedish connection with Palestine,” Ashrawi wrote.
“Palestine lost its first Swedish champion,” Ashrawi wrote, when Bernadotte “was
brutally murdered, shot at point blank, by three Jewish Stern Gang members in
In 1986, then Swedish Prime Minister Olof Palme was shot as he walked home from
the cinema with his wife. As Ashrawi noted, Palme had sought recognition for the
Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) and a validation for the peaceful
resolution of the conflict through ending the 1967 Israeli occupation of
Palestinian and other Arab lands. Palme’s politics were based on international
legality and UN resolutions, and “a deeply-felt commitment to fairness and human
decency,” Ashrawi wrote.
Ulf Dahlsten, Palme's personal secretary in 1986, said that Lindh was the most
important Swedish political figure since the late prime minister. In her
speeches against the war in Iraq and in support of the Palestinians, Lindh was
seen as Palme's natural heir. There have long been rumors in intelligence
circles that Lindh was the daughter of Palme.
American Free Press asked Ninni Jonzon, news editor of Göteborgs-Posten, if
there was any discussion in the Swedish media comparing Lindh’s murder with the
political assassination of Bernadotte, or the unsolved murder of Palme.
“Absolutely not,” Jonzon said. Asked why, she replied, “I don’t know.”
ASSASSINATION OF BERNADOTTE
As UN mediator, Bernadotte had the mandate to "promote a peaceful adjustment of
the future situation in Palestine" and to mediate beyond the terms of the Nov.
29, 1947 Partition Plan, in which the U.N. General Assembly had voted to
partition Palestine into Arab and Jewish states.
The Partition Plan, which gave the Zionists more than half of Palestine, led to
war between Arab and Zionist forces after Israel proclaimed its establishment on
May 14, 1948. Bernadotte's first action had been to arrange a truce, which
lasted from June 11 to July 9.
Bernadotte put forward a proposal for solving the conflict, which suggested that
Jerusalem be placed under Jordanian rule, since all the area around the city was
designated for the Palestinian Arab state.
The U.N. partition plan had declared Jerusalem an international city that was to
be ruled by neither Arab nor Jew. But Jewish terrorist groups, headed by the
Polish immigrants Yitzhak Shamir and Menachem Begin, who both later served as
Israeli prime ministers, rejected partition and claimed all of Palestine and
Jordan for the Jewish state. These Jewish extremists saw Bernadotte as an enemy
- an obstacle to their agenda - that had to be removed.
While no one was ever charged for the murders of Palme or Bernadotte, three
Zionist terrorists have been named in Israeli and western documents as being
behind the planning and murder of Bernadotte. Chief among them is Yitzhak Shamir
(born Yezernitsky), who headed a Zionist terrorist organization during the
British occupation of Palestine known as LEHI, or the Stern Gang.
New York Times columnist C.L. Sulzberger reported meeting two of Shamir’s Stern
Gang members on July 24, 1948. The Stern Gang terrorists said: "We intend to
kill Bernadotte and any other uniformed United Nations observers who come to
Jerusalem." Asked why, "They replied that their organization was determined to
seize all of Jerusalem for the state of Israel and would brook no interference
by any national or international body."
Shamir, also reportedly sent two agents to Egypt to assassinate the British
minister Lord Moyne, “because he was an enemy of the Jews and the Zionists.”
Shamir, however, never faced justice for the murder of Bernadotte and went on to
serve as Paris bureau chief the Israeli intelligence agency Mossad (1955–65),
member of the Israeli parliament (1973–96), and as prime minister of Israel
(1983–84 and 1986–92).
According to Michael Collins Piper, author of Final Judgment, Shamir is also
suspected of having played a key role in the assassination of U.S. president
John F. Kennedy by arranging a French-based hit squad of assassins that killed
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MARVIN BUSH EMPLOYEE'S MYSTERIOUS DEATH –
Connections to 9/11?
Washington Post Sits on
Story for a Week
by Wayne Madsen
(Special to From The Wilderness)
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10 , 2003, 1200 PDT, (FTW) -- WASHINGTON, At around 9 PM on
September 29, Fairfax County, Virginia police responded to a 911 call
describing an accident. However, they soon discovered they were not dealing
with a routine emergency but the mysterious death of an employee of the
47-year old brother of President George W. Bush, venture capitalist Marvin
Bush. Sixty-two year old Bertha Champagne, described as a long time "baby
sitter" for Marvin and Margaret Bush's two children, son Walker, 13, and
daughter Marshall, 17, was found crushed to death by her own vehicle in a
driveway in front of the Bush family home in the Alexandria section of
Fairfax County. Champagne reportedly lived at the Bush family home.
Champagne had left the residence to retrieve something from her car, which
police say had somehow been left in gear. According to the police report,
the car rolled forward and pinned the woman between it and a small building
next to the driveway (possibly a checkpoint built by the Secret Service when
Marvin's father, George H. W. Bush, was president). The car crossed Edgehill
Drive, a small street in front of the Bush compound. The vehicle then
crossed a busy two-lane street, Fort Hunt Road, finally coming to rest in a
wooded area across the street that adjoins the prestigious Belle Haven
Country Club. No explanations have been offered as to why the vehicle did
not move until Champagne was in a position to be crushed.
Champagne was pronounced dead on arrival at Inova Mount Vernon Hospital.
Courtney Young, a spokesperson for the Fairfax County police was surprised
when asked about the circumstances surrounding Champagne's death. She
indicated the media was primarily focused on another Fairfax County story,
the kidnapping and holdup of the wife of New Hampshire Senator Judd Gregg on
October 7. More mystifying is the fact that the Washington Post
waited almost an entire week to publish the story about the baby sitter's
death. The incident occurred on September 29, but the Post did not
report it until October 5 and buried it on page 3 of the Metro section.
Nevertheless, the Washington Post was the only media outlet to cover
the story at all. Young said police still did not know the exact cause of
said the police had posted the incident on its web site in a press release,
although the report makes no mention of Marvin Bush. It reads:
62-year-old Alexandria area woman died after being pinned between a rolling
car and a building. The crash happened on Monday, around 9 pm, near the
intersection of Fort Hunt Road and Edgehill Drive. Bertha Champagne had
gone outside to get something from a car in a driveway. The car, which was
left in gear, began to roll forward. Champagne was pinned between the car
and a small building next to the driveway. The car continued to roll down
the driveway, crossed Fort Hunt Road, and came to rest in a wooded area.
Champagne was taken to Inova Mount Vernon Hospital where she was pronounced
press release is dated September 30 at 1330 (1:30 PM), some sixteen and a
half hours after the incident occurred. The police were well aware of Marvin
Bush's controversial role in serving on corporate boards for companies
associated with the 911 terrorist attacks, however, they emphasized that
Champagne's death was merely a quirky accident and no foul play was
According to two articles in the Progressive Populist written by
Margie Burns, from 1993 to 2000, Bush served on the board of Securacom
(since renamed Stratesec). The chairman of the board of Stratesec is Wirt D.
Walker III, a cousin of Marvin and George W. Bush. Securacom had contracts
to provide security for Dulles International Airport (the airport from which
American Airlines Flight 77, which crashed into the Pentagon, originated)
and the World Trade Center in New York. Securacom's backers include a number
of Kuwaitis through a company called KuwAm Corp (Kuwaiti-American Corp.).
Stratesec also has Saudi investors. Walker also serves as a managing
director of KuwAm, which maintains offices within the Watergate complex
along with Riggs Bank, on whose board Bush's uncle, Jonathan Bush, sits.
Saudi Princess Haifa al Faisal, the wife of Saudi Ambassador to the US
Prince Bandar, used a Riggs account to funnel money to Omar al Bayoumi and
Osama Basnan, two Saudi students in California associated with two of the
November 2002, Bush served on the board of HCC Insurance Holdings, Inc.
(formerly Houston Casualty Company), a re-insurer for the World Trade
Center. Bush still serves as an adviser to the firm. Walker serves as chief
executive officer of Aviation General, an aircraft company backed by KuwAm.
Aviation General, formerly Commander Aircraft, brokered the sale of
airplanes to the National Civil Aviation Training Organization (NCATO),
located in Giza, Egypt, the hometown of lead hijacker Mohammed Atta. NCATO
is the only civilian pilot training school in Egypt. NCATO has a training
agreement with Embry-Riddle University in Daytona Beach, Florida, the flight
school that was investigated by the FBI for possibly training at least one
of the 911 hijackers.
Houston businessman who worked closely with the Bush family over the years
confided that Marvin Bush and Wirt Walker appear to have taken over the
Saudi real estate investment and aircraft brokerage business once run out of
Texas by Houston-based James Bath in association with Salem bin Laden, the
late brother of Osama bin Laden, and Khalid bin Mahfouz. The source, who has
dealt personally with the Bush family in Houston for a number of years, said
there should be skepticism when looking at bizarre deaths like that of
Champagne. The source speculated that Champagne might have happened upon
some sensitive information the Bush family wanted kept secret.
observers wondered if Secret Service agents might have been able to assist
Champagne when her car pinned her. According to the Secret Service in
Washington, the agency only provides protection to presidential siblings if
an Executive Order authorizes such action. A Secret Service spokesperson
emphasized there is no current Secret Service protection for Marvin Bush.
However, there remains a question why private security agents posted at the
Bush compound could not have responded to Champagne's distress.
are also questions concerning Champagne's actual place of residence.
According to the Post story, Bush told police that Champagne resided
at their compound, However, a phone call to the directory-listed residence
of Bertha Champagne in Franconia, Virginia resulted in Mrs. Champagne's son
answering the phone. He confirmed that his mother lived at the Franconia
address but he was clearly uncomfortable and nervous in talking to the media
about the circumstances surrounding his mother's death.
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