History of Some Mysterious Deaths Part six
copyrighted April 5, 2010
Suspicious deaths of what may be as many as 14 world-class microbiologists between Sept 11, 2001 and March 2, 2002.
Dr. Robert and Theodore "Ted" Streckert tried to share their findings with national, state and local authorities, they received only two responses. On August 11, 1988, Ted Strecker, was found shot to death in his home in Springfield, Missouri. The death was ruled a suicide, in spite of the fact that Dr. Robert Strecker had spoken to his brother on the phone the night before, and Ted was both healthy and in good spirits. On September 12, 1988, the lone political official who had responded to the Streckers' findings, Illinois State Representative Douglas Huff of Chicago, was found dead in his home. The autopsy claimed he died of a stroke as a result of an overdose of cocaine and heroin. Huff had been an outspoken supporter of Dr. Strecker's work to publicize what was in essence an AIDS cover-up.
Concerning total AIDS deaths, Dr. Campbell Douglass writes: "Dr. Strecker points out that even if the African green monkey could transmit AIDS to humans, the present known amount of infection in Africa makes it statistically impossible for a single episode, such as a monkey biting someone on the butt, to have brought this epidemic to this point . The doubling time of the number of people infected, about every 14 months, when correlated with the first known case and the present known number of cases, prove beyond a doubt that a large number of people had to have been infected at the same time.
Starting in 1972 with the first case from our mythical monkey and doubling the number infected from the single source you get only a few thousand cases. From 1972 to 1987 is 15 years or 180 months. If it takes 14 months to double the number of cases then there would have been 13 doublings, one then 2, then 4, then 8, etc. In 15 years, from a single source of infection there would be about 8,000 cases in Africa, not 75 million. [That's his bottom line then for Africa alone] We are approaching World War II mortality statistics herewithout a shot being fired."
Dr. Robert Strecker along with the help of his brother, Theodore, a lawyer, in 1983 the two compiled extensive research of the epidemic which ultimately became The Strecker Memorandum.
Dr. Strecker indicated that the AIDS virus was in fact developed by the National Cancer Institute, in cooperation with the World Health Organization (WHO), in a laboratory at Ft. Dietrick in Maryland. From 197074, this laboratory facility was part of the U.S. Army's germ warfare unit, known as the Army Infectious Disease Unit, or Special Operations Division, also referred to as the Army's Chemical Biological Warfare Laboratory. Post 1974, the facility was renamed the National Cancer Institute (NCI). According to researcher William Cooper (former Navy Intelligence), noted in Larry Jamison's article Is The AIDS Virus Man Made?, This work was supervised by the CIA under a project called MK-NAOMI.
http://onlinejournal.com/health/102605Mazza/102605mazza.html -- October 26, 2005
According to NBC investigative reporter, Robert Windrem, Delta Force personnel have, over the years, been recruited by the CIA's Special Activities Staff (SAS) for use in assassinations.
"No assassination instructions should ever be written or recorded. Decision and instructions [regarding assassination] should be confined to an absolute minimum of persons. For secret assassination...the contrived accident is the most effective technique. When successfully executed, it causes little excitement and is only casually investigated."--A Study of Assassination, a training manual written by the CIA and distributed to agents and operatives at the time of the Agency's 1954 covert coup in Guatemala, which ousted Guatemala's democratically elected president, Jacobo Arbenz Guzman.
Wackenhut/Cabazon Enterprise and biological weapons development
Another CIA agent, Bruce Berckmans, who was assigned to the CIA station in Mexico City, but left the agency in January 1975 (putatively) to become a Wackenhut international operations vice president, told SPY that he had seen a formal proposal submitted by George Wackenhut to the CIA offering Wackenhut offices throughout the world as fronts for CIA activities. In 1981, Berckmans joined with other senior Wackenhut executives to form the company's Special Projects Division. It was this division that linked up with ex CIA man Dr. John Phillip Nichols, the Cabazon tribal administrator, in pursuit of a scheme to manufacture explosives, poison gas and biological weapons for export to the contras and other communist fighting rebels worldwide.
By 1956, Wachenhut was boasting to potential investors that the company maintained files on 2.5 million suspected dissidents--one in 46 American adults then living. In 1966, after the private files of Karl Barslaag, a former staff member of the House Committee on Un-American Activities, Wachenhut could confidently maintain that with more than 4 million names, it had the largest privately file on suspected dissidents in America.
In 1975, after Congress investigated companies that had private files, Wackenhut gave its files to the Anti-Communist Church League of America of Wheaton, Illinois. The organization had worked closely with the red squads of big-city police departments, particularly in New York and LA.
John J. Kokal, 58, was found dead in the late afternoon of November 7, 2003. Police indicated he may have jumped from the roof of the State Department. Kokal's body was found at the bottom of a 20 foot window well, 8 floors below the roof of the State Department headquarters. Kokal's State Department's Bureau of Intelligence and Research Near East and South Asian division (INR/NESA) was at the forefront of confronting claims that Iraq possessed weapons of mass destruction.
His wife Pamela, a public affairs specialist in the Bureau of Western Hemisphere Affairs, was waiting for him in the parking garage. Mrs. Kokal had previously worked in Consular Affairs where she was involved in the stricter vetting of visa applicants from mainly Muslim countries after the Sept. 11 attacks.
People who know Kokal told the French publication Geopolitique that Kokal was involved in the analysis of intelligence about Iraq prior to and during the war against Saddam Hussein.
Another INR official, weapons expert Greg Thielmann, said he and INR were largely ignored by Under Secretary for Arms Control and International Security John Bolton and his deputy, David Wurmser, a pro-Likud neo-conservative who recently became Vice President Dick Cheney's Middle East adviser. Kokal's former boss, the recently retired chief of INR, Carl
W. Ford, recently said that Bolton often exaggerated information to steer people in the wrong directions.
James Hatfield was the author of Fortunate Son, an unauthorized biography of George W. Bush. His book detailed Bush's cocaine use and cover up of a cocaine arrest. He was found dead, in a motel room. His death was ruled a suicide.
Margie Schoedinger was killed in December of 2003 by a gunshot wound to the head. She had accused AWOL Bush of raping her. Schoedinger was from Missouri City, Texas has filed a lawsuit against Bush. In her suit she is alleging "race based harassment and individual sex crimes committed against her and her husband." The suit lists numerous offenses and asks for actual damages, punitive damages and judgments against George W. Bush.
Gary Webb 49, apparently shot himself December 10, 2004 In his book 1996 book, Dark Alliance, The CIA, the Contras, and the Crack Cocaine Explosion, he outlines the connection of the Iran/Contra covert operations to LA drug trafficking by Contras.
In 1996, he wrote a series of stories that began this way: For the better part of a decade, a Bay Area drug ring sold tons of cocaine to the Crips and Bloods gangs of LA and funneled millions in drug profits to a guerilla army run by the CIA. The cocaine that flooded in helped spark a crack explosion in urban America .The story was developing a momentum all of its own, despite a virtual news blackout from the major media.
Ultimately, it was public pressure that forced the national newspapers into the fray. The Washington Post, the New York Times, and the Los Angeles Times published stories, but spent little time exploring the CIA's activities. Instead, his reporting became the focus of their scrutiny. It was remarkable [Mercury News editor] Ceppos wrote, that the four Washington Post reporters assigned to debunk the series "Could not find a single significant factual error."
A few months later, the Mercury News [due to intense CIA pressure] backed away from the story, publishing a long column by Ceppos apologizing for "shortcomings" in the series. The New York Times hailed Ceppos for "setting a brave new standard," and splashed his apology on their front page, the first time the series had ever been mentioned there. Webb quit the Mercury News not long after that.
John Kellyauthor, ABC producer, was hired by ABC to help produce a story about an investment firm that was heavily involved with the CIA. Part of the ABC report charged that the CIA had plotted to assassinate an American, Ron Rewald. Scott Barnes said on camera that the CIA had asked him to kill Rewald.
Rewald was actually an operative of a large and secret CIA operation based in Honolulu. The operation had taken over from the infamous CIA operation known as Nugan Hand Bank, which was staffed with several CIA officials and had offices throughout the world primarily in the Far East. It included drug money laundering, helping to hide Ferdinand and Imelda Marcos' assets, and setting up and funding secret bank accounts for some very well known U.S. political figures.
After the show aired, CIA officials met with ABC executive David Burke, [who] was sufficiently impressed "by the vigor with which they made their case" to order an on-air "clarification." But that was not enough. [CIA Director] Casey called ABC Chairman Goldenson. [Thus] despite all the documented evidence presented in the program, Peter Jennings reported that ABC could no longer substantiate the charges. That same day, the CIA filed a formal complaint with the FCC charging that ABC had "deliberately distorted" the news. In the complaint, Casey asked that ABC be stripped of its TV and radio Licenses During this time, Capital Cities Communications was maneuvering to buy ABC. [CIA Director] Casey was one of the founders of Cap Cities. Cap Cities bought ABC. Within months, the entire investigative unit was dispersed.
Disavow by Rodney Stich and T. Conan Russell
January 23, 2006 -- Informed sources report that Col. Ted Westhusing who was in Iraq, was prepared to blow the whistle on fraud involving US Investigations Services (USIS), a Carlyle Group company, when he died. 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 colonel's death.
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.
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.
Karl Rove's chief IT consultant, Mike Connellwho was facing subpoena in connection with 2004 Presidential election fraud involving in electronic voting in Ohiomysteriously died in a private plane crash in 2008. Connell was allegedly the central figure in a longstanding plot to electronically flip votes to Republicans. Baker's book The Strange Death of David Kelly.
Columbus attorneys Clifford Arnebeck presented evidence that Karl Rove threatened Connell, cautioning that if Connell didn't "take the fall" for election fraud in Ohio, Connell would face prosecution for supposed lobby law violations. After this threat, Arnebeck sent letters to the Department of Justice, as well as messages to high-ranking members of the department, seeking protection for Connell and his family from attempts to intimidate. This witness protection request went unheeded.
Connell was an experienced pilot. His plane had been recently serviced. He had been in the nation's capital on still-unknown business before his single engine plane crashed December 22, 2008 on the way home, just three miles short of the runway in Akron, Ohio. The cause of the crash remains unknown.
CIA Coverups of Drug Plane Shoot-Down Program
Nov. 20, 2008 Rep. Pete Hoekstra, R-Mich., the top Republican on the House Intelligence Committee said, a classified CIA report shows the agency operated a drug interdiction program outside of the law and that officials lied to Congress in an attempt to cover it up.
Rep. Hoekstra is pushing for the declassification of the report, issued by the CIA inspector general, which is critical of the Narcotics Air Bridge Denial program, an agency initiative designed to shoot down suspected drug smuggling aircraft in South America.
"The IG reports states that parts of the intelligence community, parts of the CIA were acting outside of the law with the drug interdiction program at the time that the Bowers' plane was shot down.
Comment: Clinton authorized this shoot down operation in violation of US and international law. This was brought to light when the CIA accidently shoot and wounded people in a missionary's airplane.
That there was an active coverup within the community," Hoekstra said at a news conference in Washington Thursday. "It was enabled by a culture that failed to recognize either internal or external accountabilities."
Hoekstra has called for the Justice Department to review the facts in the matter and requested that prosecutors review the report to determine if a criminal investigation is warranted.