Pottersville wrote:FBI Agents who knew a great deal about JFK's assassination/coup, and were scheduled to testify before the House Select Committee on Assassinations in 1977:
William Sullivan, third in command at FBI, died in "hunting accident"
Louis Nicholas, special assistant to J. Edgar Hoover and Hoover's liaison with the Warren Commission;
Alan H. Belmont, special assistant to Hoover;
James Cadigan, document expert with access to documents that related to death of John F. Kennedy;
J. M. English, former head of FBI Forensic Sciences Laboratory where Oswald's rifle and pistol were tested;
Donald Kaylor, FBI fingerprint chemist who examined prints found at the assassination scene.
Hale Boggs, Warren Commission member who did not agree with the findings, died in small plane "crash"
John Lennon who, as his son Sean said in New Yorker magazine, was a “counter-cultural revolutionary” who the American government could not ignore. He said: “He was dangerous to the government. If he had said, ‘Bomb the White House tomorrow’, there would have been 10,000 people who would have done it. These pacifist revolutionaries are historically killed by the government. Anybody who thinks that Mark Chapman (who shot Lennon outside his New York apartment in 1980) was just some crazy guy who killed my dad for his personal interests, is insane. Or very naive. Or hasn’t thought about it clearly. It was in the best interests of the United States to have my dad killed. Definitely. And, you know, that worked against them because, once he died, his powers grew . . . They didn’t get what they wanted.”
Bob Marley, definite political assassination (by "cancer") who survived one previous assassination attempt when gunmen invaded his home and shot everyone
Clint Eastwood’s Dishonest ‘J. Edgar’ | Consortiumnews
November 30, 2011
Much of the controversy around Clint Eastwood’s J. Edgar has swirled around screenwriter Lance Black’s depiction of the late FBI Director J. Edgar Hoover as a closeted gay man, since Black is a gay writer-director and most of his previous projects featured gay themes.
But even more important in any critical analysis of the movie is Eastwood’s work as director. Because that informs us about why the American film business has come to a point when a mediocre, compromised and dishonest production like this much ballyhooed film gets praised for “being candid” about one of the worst Americans of the 20th Century...
Director of Domestic Intelligence William Sullivan was the only man in the executive offices who ever stood up to Hoover. About a year or two before Hoover died, Sullivan wrote a series of memos criticizing Hoover’s performance as Director on issues like his gross exaggeration of the Communist threat inside the USA, his failure to hire African-American agents, and his failure to enforce civil rights laws. Sullivan also had tired of Hoover’s blackmail surveillance on presidents and began to think the Director was not of sound mind. [Summers, pgs. 397-99]
This culminated in a meeting in Hoover’s office where Sullivan said Hoover should retire. Hoover refused, and it was Sullivan who was forced out of the Bureau. Sullivan later testified before the Church Committee and gave Congress much inside information about Hoover’s illegal operations.
Sullivan once told columnist Robert Novak that if one day he would read about his death in some kind of accident, Novak should not believe it; it would be murder.
In 1977, during the re-investigations of the killings of John Kennedy and Martin Luther King, Sullivan died in New Hampshire as he was meeting with friends to go deer hunting. Another hunter, with a telescopic sight, mistook Sullivan for a deer and killed him with his rifle.
The book that Sullivan was working on about his 30 years in the FBI was then posthumously published, but reportedly in much expurgated form. He was one of six current or former FBI officials who died in a six-month period in 1977, the season of inquiry into FBI dirty deeds and FBI cover-ups of political assassinations.
If this film had ended with the Sullivan-Hoover feud, it would have told us something about both America and about Hoover. But it would have been dark and truthful. Evidently, Black and Eastwood were not interested in that.
Black’s agenda is pretty clear. Why Eastwood went along with this pastel-colored romance about a man who was a blackmailing monster is difficult to understand. But it proves again, as Pauline Kael explained decades ago, why Clint Eastwood is no artist. Artists don’t compromise. And they don’t falsify.
http://consortiumnews.com/2011/11/30/cl ... t-j-edgar/
DrVolin wrote:Someone had to add this: Andrew Breitbart and the mysterious March 1st Obama tapes.
AhabsOtherLeg wrote:DrVolin wrote:Someone had to add this: Andrew Breitbart and the mysterious March 1st Obama tapes.
Breitbart had the real birth certificate... Location of Birth: Nairobi, Kenya.
I wonder if Breitbart died of unavoidable embarassment, knowing that he really had nothing more to bring after promising so much to his fans. Like Truman Capote did after promising and failing to deliver the full version of Answered Prayers for over a decade.
I've seen some of Brietbart's propaganda. It reeked of chronic and incurable failure in all spheres of life. FWTW.
Spiro C. Thiery wrote:No one of his seeming rhetorical intelligence could have believed the crap he was spouting (Dems taken over by the Hard Left, for example). Therefore, he had to be disinfo for the big lie machine.
Spiro C. Thiery wrote:So if he was off'd, it wouldn'ta been by the camp in power.
AhabsOtherLeg wrote:Spiro C. Thiery wrote:No one of his seeming rhetorical intelligence could have believed the crap he was spouting (Dems taken over by the Hard Left, for example). Therefore, he had to be disinfo for the big lie machine.
Ah, I don't know about that. There are a lot of very smart and articulate eejits in the world. Look at all the right-wing think tanks... there's some real intellectual talent involved in those, with law degrees and political science majors spilling out of their sports coats, and some of them can even write well, and a few can actually argue their case convincingly on TV. But they are all still thick as shit.
AhabsOtherLeg wrote:Spiro C. Thiery wrote:So if he was off'd, it wouldn'ta been by the camp in power.
Possible, I suppose. Make no mistake - I'm not trying to defend Obama here. He is already a mass-murderer in my eyes, and has been for many years. But the idea of him anctioning a hit on Breitbart at this point in time just seems stupid, even if Breutbart did have tapes ready to release on 1st March or thereabouts. The tapes would've been backed up and ready for release online long before the stated date - and if Obama had wanted them seized we'd currently be hearing about FBI raids on Breitbart's offices and the homes of his associates countrywide. Plus, they would have done it weeks ago.
AhabsOtherLeg wrote: EDIT: Wait, sorry, you're saying he might've been offed by somebody else to increase the hatred and mistrust of Obama? That makes more sense. Sorry Spiro.
Nordic wrote:Breitbart was a professional troll, nothing more
Spiro C. Thiery wrote:Maybe he just died of insignificance.
Soviet ex-KGB chief Leonid Shebarshin 'kills himself'
A former head of the Soviet KGB foreign intelligence branch, Leonid Shebarshin, has apparently shot himself dead aged 77, Russian prosecutors and police say.
Shebarshin was found dead with a gunshot wound at his flat in central Moscow, a ceremonial pistol by his side, police told news agencies.
A suicide note was reportedly also found at the scene.
A veteran of Soviet intelligence in South Asia and Iran, he led the KGB's First Chief Directorate from 1989-91.
In 1991, he replaced coup plotter Vladimir Kryuchkov for two days as overall head of the KGB before he resigned himself, as the new post-Communist authorities set about dismantling the organisation.
As head of KGB operations in post-revolutionary Iran, he was expelled along with fellow officers in 1983.
Previously he had served in India, Pakistan and Afghanistan, Russian media reports say.
Shebarshin celebrated his 77th birthday on 24 March.
The doorkeeper at his apartment block told reporters the former KGB chief had lived alone since the death of his wife a few years ago.
"Shebarshin was friendly and good-natured," he told Itar-Tass news agency.
"He always said hello but you could see his health was failing."
Russian prosecutors said an investigation into a possible suicide was under way.
The exact events and circumstances that led to his death are not clear. What is known is that Bloomfield was found dead of a drug overdose in his car on February 15, 1981. The only details (from unnamed sources) relate that Bloomfield died at a San Francisco party, and was driven to another location in the city by two men who were present at the party. His tombstone is in the Hillside Memorial Park, Culver City, near Los Angeles, California, U.S.A.
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