What do Olof Palme, Patrice Lumumba, Princess Diana, Dr David Kelly, Robin Cook, Yasser Arafat, Slobodan Milosevic and Hugo Chavez have in common?
And what about musicians that have opposed the West’s war machine such as Jimi Hendrix, Jim Morrison, Bob Marley, John Lennon and Michael Jackson? Could they have been murdered for their independent minds and voices too?
While the cold hard evidence is yes they could, very few people want to go there, including too many of the professionals whose job it is to go there, and the assassins that might be there know it. Nevertheless evidence, both forensic and confessional, has been piling up over the decades that the deaths of scores of influential public figures in the West, widely believed to have died through natural causes or unfortunate accidents, have been the victims of political assassinations. Almost without exception, these yet-to-be-proved murders must have been planned and carried out by forces lurking in the unaccountable grey areas of the NATO countries' military intelligence services.
For centuries international relations, even in times of war, were conducted according to diplomatic codes of honor with each side knowing that good honest slaughter on the battlefield was the best way. Cheating, lying and otherwise spineless tactics would hand a propaganda victory to your opponent, running the risk of neutral nations wading in against you. But all that changed after two world wars and the installation of the Nazi-leaning Dulles brothers in the US State Department and Central Intelligence Agency (CIA). The military-industrial complex they helped create has been made almost unassailable by today's colossal but secretive world of strategic communications, more correctly described as the propaganda industry.
We live in an age now where the Western media has been virtually subsumed by banking and military interests. If “our side’s” dirty deeds are kept out of the news, and the latest “bogeyman” kept in, then today’s war profiteers can get away with whatever they want. “Defensive” NATO with its proxy armies and “deniable” private military contractors sponsoring butchery across the globe has become a Napoleon with nukes, bringing the day ever closer when these wonder-weapons might again be used in anger.
To begin with, only true freedom fighters like Congo’s Patrice Lumumba were assassinated. Retired British intelligence officer Daphne Park admitted last year that he was almost certainly assassinated by MI6 by allowing him to be handed over to rebels they knew would kill him.
More recently though, it seems you can become the victim for just lining yourself up as an honest politician for the people to elect, for stepping out of line with the ruling elite.
Former UK Labour Party Foreign Secretary Robin Cook resigned on principle in March 2003 before the invasion of Iraq. He spent the next few years on the radio regularly condemning every move by Bush and Blair and preparing to lead the party after Blair's inevitable demise. Walking on Ben Stack Mountain with his wife in August 2005 he was taken ill with a “heart problem.” A military helicopter that happened to be on an exercise picked him up to take him to hospital, but his wife Gaynor and a “mystery helper” who happened to be passing were told they could not accompany him. Cook is believed to have died in the helicopter on the way to hospital.
Blair's predecessor as Labour leader, John Smith, also died of a surprise heart attack. Many suspected it was induced, as did one photographer I spoke to who was at the hospital when Smith was pronounced dead. Most polite Brits however will keep schtum for fear of upsetting the family.
It’s now clear too that Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat was poisoned, probably by the Israelis, with radioactive polonium, just like Russian spy and author Alexander Litvinenko. Straight out of Frances Mossiker’s 1969 study “The Affair of The Poisons,” these secret doses of polonium illustrate a return to the lawless foul air in high places that helped foment the French Revolution.
In 2006, having begun with a spirited defense, former Yugoslav President Slobodan Milosevic is another heart attack victim widely believed to have died after having poison added to his food in his cell at the International Criminal Court (ICC). This court is supposed to be a glowing example to the world? Like so many institutions it has become a sham, delivering not justice but the verdicts NATO wants.
Just as with national supreme courts in Israel, the US and Britain, the ICC in The Hague has become a modern “Sorcery Club.” It is increasingly obvious that they will only deliver verdicts that NATO wants. After the Milosevic experience, one can understand why inmates might go on hunger strike as soon as they arrive.
With onboard computers in direct command of many modern vehicles, the car crash has become horrifyingly easy to create. Princess Diana survived her August 1997 crash, scoring 14 out of 15 on the Glasgow Coma rating scale, according to Paris’ Service d’Aide Medicale d’Urgence (SAMU) ambulance report. Many believe her demise came in the peculiarly slow ambulance journey on the way to hospital, her so-called “ambulance of death.”
Hugo Chavez noted before he died of cancer in 2013 that many South American leaders had fallen ill with cancer around the same time. Argentine President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner, Brazilian presidents Lula and Dilma Rouseff, and Paraguay’s Fernando Lugo to name but a few.
With all the carcinogenic compounds known to man nowadays, from radioactive to dioxins it doesn't take a lot of imagination to concoct a cancerous “Mickey Finn.” There has been plenty of motive to experiment with new methods, too. Fidel Castro’s fellow Cubans claim the CIA made over 600 attempts on his life.
Those of us who were around in the 1960s and 1970s were led to believe that the rate at which rock stars were dying off had something to do with their unwholesome appetite for drugs and extreme living, but it appears now that there were political motives behind some high-profile deaths of the cream of the talent of that generation.
Alex Constantine, in his 2000 book, “The Covert War Against Rock” explains that some of them, such as guitar legend Jimi Hendrix, as an anti-war Vietnam veteran, was seen as a threat to the war effort. Jim Morrison, whose body was almost certainly moved from a nightclub to a bath, and who died of a heroin overdose though he was only an alcoholic.
With a worldwide following for his rock band “The Doors,” Morrison was particularly dangerous to the military establishment. His father, George, was an admiral in charge of the US fleet at the Gulf of Tonkin and had been responsible for fabricating attacks on his own ships by North Vietnamese forces. Admiral Morrison's lies had been beamed around the world as one of the key justifications for starting the Vietnam War he, Jimmy and the rest of the great US musicians were so against.
In the British Isles, it is coroners that are charged with the important but independent job of looking into suspicious deaths to determine whether it was an accident or foul play. “The police are not treating this death as suspicious,” seems to have become the 21st century signature of the English assassin.
That phrase was used to tell the nation that two key witnesses in
two vital court cases had been found dead, no questions asked.
The first was Sean Hoare, due to testify in July 2011 against
David Cameron’s Director of Communications Andy Coulson. The
second, in October 2013, was David Smith – who spent years
chauffeuring Britain’s worst-ever child sexual abuser, Jimmy
Savile, around. Smith was a close friend to Tory Prime Minister
Margaret Thatcher and Prince Charles.
The failure by the press to interrogate these deaths is matched only by the weakening of the once-robust system of independent coroners, whose job it has been for the last millennium to investigate all suspicious deaths. But coroners are being undermined when they're honest and left to carry on with their crimes when they're not.
Bristol coroner Paul Forrest made a public statement criticizing Bristol City Council for leaving bodies “piling up” in hospital morgues but apparently his independence did not extend to being able to speak freely. Forrest was suspended then sacked, bullied for simply doing his job, leaving what one former member of his coroner’s staff has called a “puppet coroner” in his place.
In neighboring Gloucestershire, the coroner was sacked in 2013 for stealing £2 million from the estates of the dead he was supposed to be investigating, so with the coroners' service so apparently weak, it is becoming less and less likely all the time that English assassins will be caught.
Take Libya for example. For the last two decades, the British press has been trotting out two main fabrications again and again as to why Libya’s Colonel Gaddafi “had to go.” Never mind that after liberating his people from all International Monetary Fund (IMF) debt he was leading the charge across Africa to introduce a continental currency known as the African Gold Dinar which promised to liberate the entire continent from the IMF.
In 1996, Channel 4 Dispatches transmitted Fulcrum TV’s “Murder in St James.” This documentary proved that the London policewoman Yvonne Fletcher was almost certainly shot not from the Libyan Embassy in 1984 as the government had said, but from a floor on another side of the square rented by the British Security Services. Similarly, Hemar Enterprises made “The Maltese Double Cross” in 1994 for Dispatches, pointing the finger at the CIA as certainly tampering with the crime scene and possibly planting the bomb on board Pan Am flight 103 over Lockerbie in Scotland in 1988. It now looks as if the purpose may have been to kill agents returning to the US to report on illegal drug-running operations. Hemar director Allan Francovich died of a heart attack in mysterious circumstances in Huston Airport customs facility in 1997.
No, Colonel Gaddafi was a “bogey man” and it was very probably not his minions that shot dead London policewoman Yvonne Fletcher outside the Libyan Embassy in St James’ Square in 1984, nor Libyan agent Abdelbaset al-Megrahi that planted a bomb on board Pan Am Flight 103. Neither of these accusations is proved beyond doubt to be true, and the entire London press has wiped from its collective memory the two extended Channel 4 Dispatches documentaries which showed us the alternative version.
By denying the facts shown in these documentaries, and ensuring nothing like them can ever be made again, the London media have set the nation on a totalitarian course. After the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks on the US and the 7/7 London bombings in 2005, only internet documentaries such as “Loose Change” (2005) and “Ludicrous Diversion” (2006) have been produced. Nothing whatever explaining the self-harming false flag aspects to both these events has been in the national media.
With assassinations such as those of British government scientist Dr David Kelly and GCHQ cryptographer Gareth Williams denied at the highest levels of politics, police and the judiciary, a climate of fear is abroad where anyone who asks too many questions is a “menace” and can expect to be “dealt with.” Elite institutions such as broadcasters become stuffed with a mixture of control freaks and cowards. While they may not know or care anything about how to run a country, Western elites do know how to kill and, Stasi-like, they’ve worked over the years to reduce the chances of their being caught.
So next time you see a politician, musician or other opinion former who has been challenging the NATO/Israeli “consensus” for ever more foreign intervention drop dead in their prime, remind yourself that these victims’ life expectancy was, in fact, longer than ever. And don’t expect the police or the national media to ask any probing questions of the “powers that be.” That’s way below their pay grade.
What you can do, though, is what the makers of some of the simple but brilliant internet documentaries about modern events do, document these crimes and share everything you find out with the world, the honest cops and the best of what remains of investigative journalism. It’s only by sharing evidence of these crimes that we will ever put behind bars those who are making a killing, sending the greatest minds of our generation to an early grave.
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