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Encyclopedia of Domestic Assassinations (The First 1%)
By Moti Nissani on October 4, 2016
Who killed Bob Marley, Jim Morrison, Ernest Hemingway, Richard Wright, Martin Luther King, Malcolm X, Jim Traficant, Leo Ryan, Mark Pittman, Gary Webb, Aaron Swartz, Aaron Russo, Judi Bari, Pat Tillman . . . and scores of others? Why?

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By: The Encyclopedia of Assassination Collective (send contributions to: aa1674@wayne.edu)

Editing: Rowan Wolf, Moti Nissani

Occasional updates of this encyclopedia will be posted here,  A regularly-updated version with an improved format is available here.

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Table of Contents
Prologue

Goals of this Encyclopedia
What this Encyclopedia Can and Cannot Prove
Scholarly Standards
An invitation to Contribute
Useful References
Chapter 1. Parliamentarians

Hale Boggs
Jo Cox
Bronson Cutting
John Heinz
Charles August Lindbergh Sr.
Huey Long
Allard Lowenstein
Dr. Larry P. McDonald
Louis McFadden
Leo Ryan
John Tower
Jim Traficant
Paul Wellstone
Chapter 2. Journalists

Danny Casolaro
Bill (Milton William) Cooper
Michael Hastings
Walter Liggett
Jonathan Moyle
Anson Ng
David Graham Phillips
Mark Pittman
Gary Webb
Chapter 3: Writers

Ernest Hemingway
Richard Wright
Chapter 4: Minority rights activists

Fred Hampton
Marcus Garvey
Martin Luther King
Malcolm X
Chapter 5: Environmental Advocates

Judi Bari
Matt Simmons
Chapter 6: Singers-Songwriters

Why murder musical celebrities?
Bobby Darin
Brian Jones
Bob Marley
Jim Morrison
Phil Ochs
Chapter 7: Other Victims

Arthur Caron
Beverly Eckert
Tracy Lawrence
Phillip Marshall
Deborah Jeane Palfrey
Aaron Russo
Shane Schmidt
Aaron Swartz
Pat Tillman
Appendix 1: Future Entries

Assassination Clusters
Individuals
Job Losses, Smears, Incarcerations
Appendix  2: Statistics

Comparative longevity of congressional foes and friends of the Invisible Government
Causes of death
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Encyclopedia of Domestic Assassinations
Just ere his sinking what does one see
Break on the face of that devotee?
A wakening to the treachery
He had loved with love so blind?
The faith that had shone in that mongrel’s eye
That his owner would save him by and by
Turned to much like a curse as he sank to die,
And a loathing of mankind—Thomas Hardy (The Mongrel)
Prologue
This grim scrapbook:

Celebrates the lives—often heroic and idealistic—of the Invisible Government’s victims.
Shows that our real rulers routinely murder their influential opponents.  You might explain away the premature death of one, or two, or five influential challengers of the Invisible Government, but you cannot explain away the fact that most of them die early.
Rattles readers’ cages with Bob Marley’s question: “How long shall they kill our prophets while we stand aside and look?”
Shows that it is utterly futile to struggle directly for such things as sustainability, peace, justice, or freedom.  Always and everywhere, humanity’s peaceful champions get killed long before they can accomplish anything.  Before doing anything else, we must overthrow the killers.
What this Encyclopedia Can and Cannot Prove

This compilation cannot prove involvement of the Invisible Government and its agents in any given case.  To prove or disprove the murder of a single individual requires a book-length investigation, and even then doubts remain.

Looking at each case in isolation, one might conclude:  “Having reviewed the evidence, I’d say that there is, say, a 90% chance that the government murdered this particular individual.”  For instance, in the list below, I’d guess that there is only a 5% chance that the government murdered musician Bobby Darin (who had a weak heart even as a child), a 98% chance for Martin Luther King (after listening to 70 witnesses, a jury concluded that the government had a hand in his assassination), and a 99.9% chance for Fred Hampton (who was admittedly murdered by the government).

While this encyclopedia can only provide probability estimates in any given case, it does provethe existence of a pattern:  If you are influential and meaningfully defy the Invisible Government, it kills you.  The evidence here is statistical in nature.  If you take random samples of 100 smokers and 100 nonsmokers, and if you see that the lifespan of smokers is significantly shorter, you can conclude that smoking kills.  In the same way, if you take 100 influential challengers of the Invisible Government and 100 bystanders, and if you see an even greater longevity gap between them, you can conclude that the Invisible Government kills.

In fact, it is hard to locate influential challengers to the Invisible Government who made it to old age.  And, of the few who did, some were reduced to penury, smeared, or spent time in prison.  In the USA, at this moment, I can only think of 7 such possible survivors, in over a century of assassinations.

The upshot of all this is simple:  Whenever an influential challenger of the Invisible Government dies, the prime suspect is the Invisible Government.  Whenever she is fired, incarcerated, or smeared, the probable reason is not the officially-stated one, but the threat she posed to the powers that be.

Scholarly Standards

By the nature of the case, this encyclopedia cannot meet scholarly standards of accuracy.  One cites internet sources, hoping that they had done their job, but one cannot spend weeks on researching individual entries.  Nonetheless, even in the extremely unlikely event that only 50% percent of the information presented in this preliminary draft is accurate (almost certainly over 90% is), that 50% fully accomplishes the four goals of this encyclopedia.

An invitation to Contribute

I have been collecting materials for an Anglosphere assassination encyclopedia (of domestic victims only), hoping to compile it alone.  I now realize I shall never be able to cover even 5% of the material on my own.  So I decided to post some sketchy entries (the first 1%?), and invite others to expand and correct them.  I’d also like to invite others to submit new entries (anonymously or in their own names), following a similar format to the one I have used.  If there is sufficient interest in such a collaborative undertaking, this encyclopedia will be updated on a regular basis.

Please send all corrections or new entries to:  <aa1674@wayne.edu> (subject: Encyclopedia).

Useful References

A conclusive proof of the cloak-and-dagger hypothesis is available here:  Cloak-and-Dagger Strategies of Silencing Opponents.
WikiSpooks—An Encyclopedia of Deep Politics.
Carl Sifakis (2013). Encyclopedia of Assassinations.
Spartacus Educational
Chapter 1.  Parliamentarians
“They do not tell the truth; they are liars!  They manipulate our history books.”—Michael Jackson

Hale Boggs, 1914-1972 (aged 58).

Relevant positions:  Representative from Louisiana (1947-1973); a House majority whip; House majority leader; one of seven members of the Warren Commission.

Official cause of death:  Airplane accident (his airplane vanished in Alaska and was never found, 3 others vanished as well: the pilot, Representative Nick Regich, and Regich’s aide).

Grounds for murder?

“In April 1971, Boggs made a speech on the floor of the House in which he strongly attacked FBI Director J. Edgar Hoover and the whole of the FBI.”
In a conversation with an aide, Boggs said: “[FBI Director J. Edgar] Hoover lied his eyes out to the [Warren] Commission – on Oswald, on Ruby, on their friends, the bullets, the gun, you name it.”
Later that month Boggs went on to say:  “Over the postwar years, we have granted to the elite and secret police within our system vast new powers over the lives and liberties of the people.  At the request of the trusted and respected heads of those forces, and their appeal to the necessities of national security, we have exempted those grants of power from due accounting and strict surveillance.”
“Boggs dissented from the Warren Commission’s majority who supported the single bullet theory. Regarding the single-bullet theory, Boggs commented, ‘I had strong doubts about it.’  In the 1979 novel The Matarese Circle, author Robert Ludlum portrayed Boggs as having been killed to stop his investigation of the Kennedy assassination.”
Bernard Fensterwald and Michael Ewing (Coincidence or Conspiracy?, cited here): “It is a myth that the Warren Commission was united in its conclusion that a lone assassin killed President John F. Kennedy.  On the seven-member Warren Commission, there were three dissenters:  Senator Sherman Cooper, Senator Richard Russell, and Congressman Hale Boggs.  As Dallas journalist Jim Marrs pointed out, “The most vocal critic among Commission members [was Hale Boggs].  Boggs became frustrated with the panel’s total reliance on the FBI for information.  Speaking of the ‘single-bullet theory,’  Boggs once commented, ‘I had strong doubts about it.’  On April 1, 1971, House Majority Leader Boggs delivered a blistering attack on [FBI Director] J. Edgar Hoover, charging that under his directorship the FBI had adopted ‘the tactics of the Soviet Union and Hitler’s Gestapo.’
Several years after [Hale Bogg’s] death in 1972, a colleague of his wife Lindy (who was elected to fill her late husband’s seat in the Congress) recalled Mrs. Boggs remarking, ‘Hale felt very, very torn during his work [on the Commission] . . . he wished he had never been on it and wished he’d never signed it [the Warren Report].'”
“Richard Russell, Hale Boggs and Cooper believed there was a conspiracy in the JFK assassination. Russell and Boggs both said so publicly.” (Richard E. Sprague, Taking of America).
“This is somewhat like the position the Warren Commission took when Richard Russell, Hale Boggs and John Sherman Cooper refused to sign the draft of the Warren Report until a qualifying statement was inserted. The statement read, ‘Because of the difficulty of proving negatives to a certainty the possibility of others being involved with either Oswald or Ruby cannot be established categorically but if there is any such evidence it has been beyond the reach of all the investigative agencies and resources of the United States and has not come to the attention of this Commission.’” (Richard E. Sprague, Taking of America).
“The Los Angeles Star, on November 22, 1973, reported that before his death Boggs claimed he had ‘startling revelations’ on Watergate and the assassination of John F. Kennedy.”
Additional clues implicating the Invisible Government

Hale’s widow “expressed doubts about it being an accident.”
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 Jo Cox, 1974-2016 (aged 41).

Relevant position: Member of Parliament, Batley and Spen, UK, 2015-2016.

Alleged cause of death: Shot and stabbed by a lone, crazed, assassin.

Grounds for murder?

“Cox . . . was an energetic supporter of Britain remaining in the EU.”  In turn, the “European Union always was a CIA project”—a key component in the Invisible Government’s plan of subjugating that continent.  Jon Rappoport explains how Cox’s support of the Invisible Government on this critical issue might have, paradoxically, played into the Invisible Government’s hands:
“On June 23rd, the UK will vote on whether to stay in the European Union (the “remain” campaign) or leave the EU (‘Brexit’). “The polls show a marked shift, with Brexit supporters gaining.  Then a British MP, Jo Cox, who has urged Brits to remain, is murdered. “The man who is arrested, Thomas Mair, is alleged to have shouted ‘Britain First!’ (Brexit) as he killed Cox. However, now witnesses on the scene are saying they heard no such thing. “Too late.  Social media and news media are running with the ‘Britain First, Brexit killer’ narrative. “Here is the psyop  formula:  “MP Jo Cox wanted to remain in the EU.  Her killer was a ‘Brexit right-wing crazy’ who yelled ‘Britain First!’ as he murdered her. Therefore, all people who want Brexit are right-wing crazies.  Therefore, vote to remain in the EU.”

“The sad death of pro-EU British MP Jo Cox prompted a buying spree in Sterling that carried on through today as hope sprung eternal that her assassination (and the efforts to politicize the actions of a mad man) would lead to either a delayed vote or sympathetic pro-EU ‘Remain’ swing.’”

“The first Brexit poll since the killing of Jo Cox suggested that ‘staying in the bloc won 45 percent support in the . . . telephone poll of 1,001 adults . . .  Leaving was endorsed by 42 percent.  The poll marked a reversal of positions from [a] previous survey which was released just before pro-EU Labour Party lawmaker Cox was murdered.”

Cox challenged the Zionist lobby:
“Cox had only been elected in 2015.  As an MP, she was involved with Labour Friends of Palestine and wrote part of a 2015 report by the group, urging a lifting of the Israeli blockade on Gaza.  She said in February that moves by the Conservative government to use legal threats to curtail the boycott of Israel were ‘a gross attack on democratic freedoms.  It is our right to boycott unethical companies.’”

Additional clues implicating the Invisible Government

See here.
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Bronson Cutting, 1988-1935 (aged 46).

Relevant position:  Senator from New Mexico (1927-1935).

Official cause of death:  Airplane crash (5 of the 8 people aboard were killed).

Grounds for murder?

Cutting felt that private banking “was doomed by the New Deal because government should control money and credit, without the interference of private banks.”  Cutting wrote:
“The fight against the abolition of the credit power of private banks will be a savage one, for their power as a unit is without equal in the country.  Knowing this is why I think back to the events of March 4, 1933, with a sick heart.  For then, with even the bankers thinking the whole economic system had crashed to ruin, the nationalization of banks by President Roosevelt could have been accomplished without a word of protest.  It was President Roosevelt’s great mistake.  Now the bankers will make a mighty struggle.”

“Cutting was one of the radicals in the Senate, mostly old Progressives.”
He was highly critical of the role of private bankers in the economy and an advocate of greater government involvement in banking and credit and national planning.
Cutting posed a serious threat to one of the Controllers’ main sources of strength: Fractional reserve banking. He sought to impose 100% reserves on demand deposits (please consult this article to gain a better understanding of the fractional reserve golden goose and the critical role it played in the history of the last three centuries).  Vice President Henry Wallace referred to Cutting’s proposal as “a complete break with our present banking history.”  Cutting’s death was indeed a significant blow to saving America from the yoke of the bankers:
“As a supporter of the Chicago Plan proposed by economist Irving Fisher and others at the University of Chicago, Cutting was among a handful of influential Senators who might have been able to remove from the private banks their ability to manipulate the money supply by enforcing a 100 percent reserve requirement for all credit creation, as stipulated in the Chicago Plan.  His unfortunate death in an airliner crash cut short what may have been his most enduring legacy to the nation.”

Additional clues implicating the Invisible Government

“A significant blow to the Chicago plan came in May when Senator cutting died in an airplane crash.  Cutting’s reelection in 1934 turned out to be a very dirty campaign . . .  After Cutting emerged as the apparent victor . . . by slightly over one thousand votes, the election results, with Roosevelt administration approval, were contested. It was during a trip back to New Mexico to get affidavits in connection with the contested election that Cutting’s plane crashed in Missouri. Schlesinger reports that some of the Progressives blamed Roosevelt for Cutting’s death.”
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John Heinz, 1938-1991 (aged 52).

Relevant position:  Congressman from Pennsylvania, 1971-1991.

Official cause of death:  Airplane crash (2 children and 4 other adults  were also killed).

Grounds for murder?

“Senator John Heinz and former Senator John Tower were staunch critics of the Fed, and both served on the powerful Senate Banking and Finance Committee.  Heinz was killed in a plane crash on April 4, 1991.  Tower also died in a plane crash, the next day.”
According to Michael A. Kirchubel (2009,  Vile Acts of Evil – Volume 1 – Banking in America): “Senators John Heinz and John Tower had served on powerful Senate Banking and finance Committee and were outspoken critics of the Federal Reserve.  On April 4, 1991, Senator John Heinz was killed in a plane crash near Philadelphia.  The next day, April 5, 1991, Senator John tower was also killed in a plane crash.  Did the bankers kill Heinz and Tower?  I’m guessing, no.  It’s much more likely they were killed because they both had knowledge about George H.W. Bush’s intimate involvement in the Iran-Contra-Cocaine triangle.  And yes, I did say cocaine. . . The C.I.A. flew tons of cocaine into the USA.”  Kirchubel quotes President George H. W. Bush: “If the American people ever find out what we have done, they will chase us down the street and lynch us.”
Wayne Madsen agrees:  “Pennsylvania Senator John Heinz III, a member of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence that investigated Iran-Contra and one of Tower’s supporters in the confirmation vote for Secretary of Defense, were worrying and angering “Bush and his sycophants at the CIA.”
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John F. Kennedy:  To be filed under Kennedy Clan.

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Robert F. Kennedy:  To be filed under Kennedy Clan.

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Abraham Lincoln:  To be filed under presidents of the USA.

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Charles August Lindbergh Sr. (Or: “two Lindberghs were enough”), 1859-1924 (aged 65).

Note: This complex case involves 3 Lindbergh generations.  Lindbergh Sr. died at a comparative young age of 65, but there is no evidence that he was murdered.  The man who allegedly killed his grandson, however, was almost certainly framed.  This in turn raises the strong possibility that this was a revenge and intimidation killing against Lindbergh himself (dead by now), and his son (and the father of the baby), a popular aviator who strongly opposed the war party.

Relevant positions: Representative from Minnesota, 1907-1917; candidate for governor of Minnesota, 1924.

Alleged cause of death: Naturally-occurring brain cancer,

Grounds for murder?

Lindbergh was “the real hero of the Lindbergh family.”
Most strident Congressional critic of the Federal Reserve Syndicate while it was being planned and implemented. He presciently saw what was coming:
“The financial system has been turned over to the Federal Reserve Board. That board administers a finance system by authority of a purely profiteering group. That system is private, conducted for the sole purpose of obtaining the greatest possible profits from the use of other people’s money. This (Federal Reserve) Act establishes the most gigantic trust on Earth. When the president signs this bill, the invisible governments by the monetary power will be legalized. The people may not know it immediately but the day of reckoning is only a few years removed, the worst legislatives crime of the ages perpetrated by this banking bill.” (Source: Lindbergh, Banking and Currency and The Money Trust, 1913)

“In 1917, Lindbergh brought articles of impeachment against members of the Federal Reserve Board including Paul Warburg (a Rothschild associate) and William Proctor Gould Harding, correctly charging that they were involved ‘in a conspiracy to violate the Constitution and laws of the United States.’”
“At some time during Lindbergh’s years in the U.S. Congress, he is purported to have presented the document below openly in Congress, a document which Lindbergh titled ‘The Bankers’ Manifesto of 1892.’”  Read the fragment below of that disclosure.  You can judge for yourself whether its authors are capable of exacting the most barbaric revenge on a toddler who happened to be the grandson and namesake of the man responsible for that disclosure:
We must [the bankers wrote] proceed with caution and guard every move made, for the lower order of people are already showing signs of restless commotion. Prudence will therefore show a policy of apparently yielding to the popular will until our plans are so far consummated that we can declare our designs without fear of any organized resistance. The Farmers Alliance and Knights of Labor Organizations in the United States should be watched carefully by our trusted men, and we must take immediate steps to control these organizations in our interest or disrupt them. . . . When through the process of law, the common people have lost their homes [they will be more tractable and easily governed through the influence of the strong arm of government applied to a central power of imperial wealth under the control of the leading financiers. People without homes will not quarrel with their leaders. . . . The question of tariff reform must be urged through the organization of the Democratic Party, and the question of protection with the reciprocity must be forced to view through the Republican Party.  By thus dividing the voters, we can get them to expend their energies fighting over questions of no importance to us, except as teachers to the common herd. Thus, by discrete action, we can secure all that has been so generously planned and successfully accomplished.

Attempts to sideline, silence, smear, surveil, harass, incarcerate, and kill

In 1917, President Woodrow Wilson ordered the confiscation and burning of the printing plates of Lindbergh’s “polite, anti-war polemic” Why is Your Country at War? (Lindbergh’s answer to that question: The bankers).
Subjected to vicious smears and assassination threats, bribery attempts, and shots fired on his car during a political campaign.
Additional clues implicating the Invisible Government

At the time of his death, Lindbergh was a candidate for governor on the Minnesota Farmer-Labor Party ticket (see Bankers Manifesto, above).
Associated death: Charles August Lindbergh, Jr., 1930-1932 (aged 20 months).

Relevant positions: Grandson and namesake of Representative Linbergh; Son of anti-war campaigner Lindbergh.

Alleged cause of death: Blow to the head, crushing his skull.

Grounds for murder?

Revenge and intimidation killing (this baby was the grandson of by then late Congressman Lindbergh).
Revenge and intimidation killing (this baby was the son of aviator Charles Lindbergh, a racist, a Nazi sympathizer, a despicable Russophobe—but also, like his father, an influential anti-war activist).  The famous pilot was adamantly opposed to WWII, and relied on his popularity to denounce it in many public forums.
“FBI Director J. Edgar Hoover, on his own authority, began to investigate aviator Lindbergh’s personal life.  Hoover had his agents looked for anything that might discredit Lindbergh’s reputation, such as information purporting that during Prohibition, Lindbergh had bootlegged whiskey in Montana and had consorted with pimps and prostitutes.”
Additional clues implicating the Invisible Government

“Police charged Bruno Richard Hauptmann with the hacking to death of this baby. Although Hauptmann continued to adamantly maintain his innocence, all his appeals and petitions for clemency were rejected by early December 1935. Despite a last minute attempt by New Jersey Governor Harold G. Hoffman (who believed Hauptmann was guilty but also had always expressed doubts that he could have acted alone) to convince him to confess to the crimes in exchange for getting his sentence commuted to life imprisonment, the by then 36-year old Hauptmann refused and was electrocuted at Trenton State Prison on April 3, 1936.”
Moreover, Hauptmann had no motive to kill toddler Lindbergh, but the Invisible Government had both the criminal record and the motive.”  Later scholarship provides additional confirmation of Hauptmann’s innocence.  See:  Sir Ludovic Kennedy (1996), Crime of the Century: The Lindbergh Kidnapping and the Framing of Richard Hauptmann.
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Huey Long (“One of the most dangerous men in America”), 1893-1935 (aged 42).

Relevant positions: A popular ex-governor of Louisiana, 1928-1932; senator from Louisiana, 1932-1935; a promising presidential hopeful, 1935.

Alleged cause of death: Lone assassin according to the mainstream majority, while a minority mainstream view holds that he was shot by one of his own (bribed?) body guards.  According to some sources, the ultimate cause was inadequate medical care after he was shot.

Grounds for murder?

Ardent critic of the Federal Reserve Syndicate.
Long “denounced the rich and the banks, and called for “Share our Wealth” program, involving the egalitarian credo, “every man a king, but no one wears a crown.”  “It proposed new wealth redistribution measures in the form of a net asset tax on corporations and individuals to curb the poverty and homelessness endemic nationwide during the Great Depression. To stimulate the economy, Long advocated federal spending on public works, schools and colleges, and old age pensions.”  “Long argued there was enough wealth in the country for every individual to enjoy a comfortable standard of living, but that it was unfairly concentrated in the hands of a few millionaire bankers, businessmen and industrialists.”
By 1935, Long’s Share our Wealth society had over 7.5 million members in 27,000 clubs across the country.
“Under Long’s leadership [as Governor of Louisiana], hospitals and educational institutions were expanded, a system of charity hospitals was set up that provided health care for the poor, massive highway construction and free bridges brought an end to rural isolation, and free textbooks were provided for schoolchildren.”
“As the political boss of the state, he commanded wide networks of supporters and was willing to take forceful action.”
Long was “hated by big business, hated by the 1 percent, hated by Wall Street.”
“Wouldn’t you like the chance to vote for someone who was willing to take them all on; someone who’d promise to re-regulate the system and tax the hell out of every billionaire fatcat in America?” Wouldn’t you indeed vote for someone brave enough to fight the Rockefellers—and temporarily defeat them?”
Long was one of the few politicians in American history who dared see that the only way to fight the Rockefellers was to give them a bit of their own extra-legal medicine.
“Long blamed the entire [Chaco] war on ‘the forces of imperialistic finance’, claiming that Paraguay was the rightful owner of the Chaco, but that Standard Oil [the Rockefellers], whom Long called ‘promoter of revolutions in Central America, South America and Mexico’ had ‘bought’ the Bolivian government and started the war because Paraguay was unwilling to grant them oil concessions.”
He argued that America’s involvement in the Spanish–American War and the First World War had been deadly mistakes conducted on behalf of Wall Street.
Attempts to sideline, silence, smear, surveil, harass, incarcerate, and kill

The Rockefellers orchestrated impeachments proceedings, bribing and cajoling both chambers of the Louisiana legislature, but Long outmaneuvered them.
Following the Rockefellers’ failed impeachment attempt, Long received death threats and had to surround himself with armed guards.
FDR, fearing a principled, fearless, opponent and a genuine man of the people, unleashed a variety of federal lapdogs against Long, including the IRS.
Additional clues implicating the Invisible Government

Long was shot a month after announcing that he would run for president.
Shortly before his death, the Rockefellers organized an armed insurrection in Louisiana against the then governor, an ally of Long.
Long was assassinated in 1935, and his national movement soon faded.
Rockefeller cross-references in this encyclopedia:  Arthur Caron, Walter Liggett, Larry McDonald, David Graham Phillips, Aaron Russo, Paul Wellstone.

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Allard Lowenstein, 1929-1980 (aged 51).

Relevant positions: One-time representative from New York, 1969-1971.

Official cause of death:  Lone, crazed, assassin.

Grounds for murder?

He was “a progressive, anti-war, congressman.”
“Lowenstein was one of the most vocal critics of the unwillingness of Los Angeles and Federal authorities to reopen the investigation into the June 6, 1968 assassination of Senator Robert F. Kennedy. Lowenstein’s one hour appearance on the PBS television show Firing Line in 1975 . . . was one of the first times the American public were shown that many elements of ballistic and forensic evidence were radically at odds with eyewitness testimony and the assumption that Sirhan Sirhan alone had shot Senator Kennedy.”
“Lowenstein was well known for his ability to attract energetic young volunteers for his political causes.”
Attempts to sideline, silence, smear, surveil, harass, incarcerate, and kill

By 1970, Lowenstein “was gerrymandered out of office.”
Additional clues implicating the Invisible Government

By 1992, the convicted assassin was “on 16-hour-a-day furloughs,” and by 2000 he was granted “a conditional release from all levels of custody.”
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Dr. Larry P. McDonald, 1935-1983 (aged 48).

Relevant positions:  Representative, Georgia, 1975-1983.

Official cause of death:  Shot down by Soviet interceptors after entering Soviet airspace (268 other people were killed in that crash).

Grounds for murder?

Advocated a return to the gold standard and an annual audit of America’s alleged gold holdings.
At the time of his death, McDonald was considering a run for President of the United States.
In 1976, McDonnald’s took the Invisible Government to task directly: “The drive of the Rockefellers and their allies is to create a one-world government combining supercapitalism and Communism under the same tent, all under their control. . . .  Do I mean conspiracy?  Yes I do.  I am convinced there is such a plot, international in scope, generations old in planning, and incredibly evil in intent.”
In 1980, he called for a comprehensive Congressional investigation of the Council on Foreign Relations and Trilateral Commission (mid-level functionaries of the Invisible Government of the USA).
Additional clues implicating the Invisible Government

Senator Jesse Helms and Representative Carroll Hubbard “planned to meet with McDonald to discuss how to join McDonald on the KAL 007 flight. . . . Hubbard at the last minute gave up on the trip. . .  while Helms attempted to join McDonald but was also delayed” (See also: the sinking of the Titanic).
Rockefeller cross-references in this encyclopedia:  Arthur Caron, Walter Liggett, Huey Long, Larry McDonald, David Graham Phillips, Aaron Russo, Paul Wellstone.

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Louis McFadden, 1876-1936 (aged 60).

Relevant positions:  Representative from Pennsylvania, 1915-1935; Chair, House Committee on Banking and Currency, 1920-1931.

Official cause of death:  “Heart-failure sudden-death,” following a “dose” of “intestinal flu.”

Probable real cause of death:  Poisoning

Grounds for murder?

An articulate enemy of the Federal Reserve Syndicate, rightly accusing it among other things of deliberately causing the Great Depresson, and attempting to bring conspiracy charges against its Board of Governors.
Courageously characterized the armed suppression of the Bonus Army as “the greatest crime in modern history,” following this up with an attempt to impeach President Hoover.
Attempts to sideline, silence, smear, surveil, harass, incarcerate, and kill

According to Time magazine McFadden was “denounced and condemned by all Republicans for his ‘contemptible gesture’.”  The Central Press Association reported that he was “virtually read out of his party … [had] his committee posts . . . taken away from him…was ostracized by Republicans [and] called crazy . . .” Sen. David A. Reed (R-PA) said “We intend to act to all practical purposes as though McFadden had died.”
Additional clues implicating the Invisible Government

Survived two earlier murder attempts.  “The first attack came in the form of two revolver shots fired at him from ambush as he was alighting from a cab in front of one of the Capital hotels.  Fortunately both shots missed him, the bullets burying themselves in the structure of the cab.”  Next, “he became violently ill after partaking of food at a political banquet at Washington. His life was only saved from what was subsequently announced as a poisoning by the presence of a physician friend at the banquet, who at once procured a stomach pump and subjected the congressman to emergency treatment.”
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Leo Ryan, 1925-1978 (aged 53).

Relevant positions: Representative for almost 6 years from California, 1973-1978.

Alleged cause of death: Murdered, near Jonestown, Guyana, in a coordinated, highly professional, attack (917 other people died in that attack).

Grounds for murder?

“After the Watts Riots of 1965, Assemblyman Ryan went to the area and took a job as a substitute school teacher to investigate and document conditions in the area. In 1970, using a pseudonym, Ryan had himself arrested, detained, and strip searched to investigate conditions in the California prison system.  He stayed as an inmate for ten days in the Folsom Prison, while presiding as chairman on the Assembly committee that oversaw prison reform.”
“Leo Ryan’s murder is seen by many as being much more sinister than the hysterical behavior of a madman. Leo Ryan had been a strong critic of the CIA and was the author of the Hughes-Ryan Amendment, which, if passed, would have required that the CIA report to Congress on all of its covert operations before they commenced. Soon after Ryan’s death, the Hughes-Ryan Amendment was quashed in Congress. The question conspiracy theorists ask is whether Ryan was killed in order to reach this objective and the massacre at ‘Jonestown’ merely a smoke screen to distract attention away from Ryan’s murder.”
Ryan stated that “leaking a state secret was an appropriate way for a member of Congress to block an ‘ill-conceived operation.’”
Additional clues implicating the Invisible Government

“The night Ryan’s Congressional delegation “stayed at a local hotel where, despite confirmed reservations, most of the rooms had been canceled and reassigned, leaving the delegation sleeping in the lobby.”
Only one man was “tried in the United States for criminal acts relating to the murders at Jonestown,” and this man was inexplicably released “after spending eighteen years in prison.”
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John Tower, 1925-1991 (aged 65).

Relevant positions:  Senator (1961-1985); Chair, Senate Armed Services Committee, 1981-1985; Chair, Tower Commission in charge of investigating the Iran-Contra Affair (1986-1987);  Chair, the President’s Intelligence Advisory Board (1990-1991).

Alleged cause of death: Airplane crash (22 other people died in that crash).

Grounds for murder?

Staunch critic of the Federal Reserve Syndicate.
While he was the powerful chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee from 1981 to 1984, Tower opposed the Military-Industrial Complex’s lucrative and risky “Strategic Defense Initiative.”
“The Tower Commission issued a report which was highly critical of the Reagan administration and the National Security Council’s dealings with both Iran and the Nicaraguan Contras.”  According to Michael A. Kirchubel (2009, Vile Acts of Evil – Volume 1 – Banking in America) “Senators John Heinz and John Tower had served on powerful Senate Banking and finance Committee and were outspoken critics of the Federal Reserve.  On April 4, 1991, Senator John Heinz was killed in a plane crash near Philadelphia.  The next day, April 5, 1991, Senator John tower was also killed in a plane crash.  Did the bankers kill Heinz and Tower?  I’m guessing, no.  It’s much more likely they were killed because they both had knowledge about George H.W. Bush’s intimate involvement in the Iran-Contra-Cocaine triangle.  And yes,, I did say cocaine.  . . . The C.I.A. flew tons of cocaine into the USA.”  Kirchubel quotes President George W. Bush: “If the American people ever find out what we have done, they will chase us down the street and lynch us.”
Wayne Madsen adds:
“Although they were both Republican politicians from Texas, Senator John Tower and President George H. W. Bush became bitter rivals. Documents discovered in the Central Intelligence Agency’s archives point to Bush and his allies within the CIA being upset with Tower over his findings as the chairman of the Tower Commission, named to investigate the culprits behind the Iran-contra scandal.  In November 1986, President Reagan named Tower, who had declined to run for re-election in 1986, to chair the “President’s Special Review Board” on the actions of the National Security Council and its staff during the Iran-contra affair. The Tower Commission, as it was known, discovered, as did Special Prosecutor Lawrence Walsh, that Vice President George Bush was a central figure in the scandal.  Bush ensured he had his own plant installed on the Tower Commission, former National Security Adviser Brent Scowcroft, who would hold the same office in the George H. W. Bush presidency. . . . Information gleaned by Tower may have also resulted in his and his daughter’s 1991 death in an airplane crash in Georgia.”

Tower and his daughter [also killed in the crash], who had just cooperated in the publishing of Tower’s memoir, were collaborating on a second “tell-all” book about Iran-contra that was reportedly going to “name names” and Bush’s name would have been prominently mentioned.
Attempts to sideline, silence, smear, surveil, harass, incarcerate, and kill

In a “stunning move,” in 1989 the Senate rejected Tower’s nomination as Secretary of Defense.  Wayne Madsen explains: “It later became known that it was Bush, who, via articles and statements by the vitriolic conservative rabble rouser Paul Weyrich, leaked rumors of Tower’s ‘womanizing’ and problems with alcohol in order to publicly humiliate Tower. The bad press resulted in Tower’s embarrassing rejection by the Senate.  In other words, Bush set Tower up for a very public fall.  It was retaliation for Tower’s probing of Bush’s central involvement in Iran-contra.”
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Jim Traficant, 1941-2014 (aged 73).

Relevant positions: 1. Elected sheriff, Ohio, 1981-1985.  2. Representative from Ohio, 1985-2002.

Alleged cause of death: Tractor accident in the early morning, when he was alone.

Grounds for murder?

“Elected sheriff for three counties in Northeastern Ohio from 1981 to 1985, he soon gave the public proof of his mettle.  Three times he went to prison for ‘contempt of court.’  The contempt?  His refusal to evict three families from their respective homes, whose breadwinner had lost his job after industrial production had been moved to the Orient.”
Frontally challenged the Zionist lobby.
“Traficant began a grassroots campaign in July 2014, ‘Project Freedom USA’, to, among other things, put people pressure on Congress to get rid of the IRS and ‘divorce’ the Federal Reserve.”
Attempts to sideline, silence, smear, surveil, harass, incarcerate, and kill

Accusations of corruption: “Traficant, without lawyers and only relying on his evidence and innocence, was totally exonerated and absolved.  This was an event without precedent in the history of the Judicial Department of the USA.”
“Traficant became the first member of the House of Representatives in over a century—outside the top leadership—to lack a single committee assignment.”
Expelled from Congress on bogus charges, with a remarkable vote of the House of 420 for and one against. He served 7.5 years in prison, which included exposure to violence from inmates and a prolonged confinement in an isolation cell.  “There is evidence . . . they wanted him dead in prison.”
Of 120,000 libraries in the USA, only 2 carry his book.
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Paul Wellstone, 1944-2002 (aged 58).

Relevant positions:  Senator from Minnesota (1991-2002).

Official cause of death:  Airplane crash (7 other people died in that crash).

Grounds for murder?

Wellstone’s entire public record suggests that he was a principled idealist—the kind the Invisible Government especially abhors because they cannot be bought or intimidated.  For example, “he founded the Organization for a Better Rice County, a group consisting mainly of single parents on welfare.  The organization advocated for public housing, affordable health care, improved public education, free school lunches, and a publicly funded day care center.”  He also walked the picket line in support of striking workers, and narrowly missed being fired from his university position because of his activism.
Sought to limit, to a very small extent, a key supporting pillar of the Invisible Government: Sunshine bribery.
He opposed the first Iraq Massacre (1991) and “was the only Senator facing reelection to vote against the congressional authorization for the second Iraq Massacre” (2002).
Angered the Federal Reserve Syndicate and the Invisible Government by being “one of only eight members of the Senate to vote against the repeal of the Glass-Steagall Act in 1999.”
Wellstone dared to say:  “I’m for the little fellers, not the Rockefellers.”
“No senator had a more consistent record of voting against Bush administration proposals in 2001.  Wellstone voted against the Homeland Security Act and many of Bush’s judicial nominees.  He pushed for stronger environmental programs, for genuine measures to counter corporate fraud, and for investigations into Sept. 11 and $350 million that was missing from the Bureau of Indian Affairs.”
Jim Fetzer (himself a Minnesotan) wrote (in an article that is no longer online): “The situation was serious.  To the White House, this guy was a menace.  He might have filibustered the Homeland Security Act.  He opposed them on tax cuts, the SEC, and the war on Iraq.  He wanted to investigate 9/11!  In the Senate, he had become an obstacle to the exercise of power.”
Attempts to sideline, silence, smear, surveil, harass, incarcerate, and kill

His FBI file goes back to 1970.
He received many death threats after taking office.
Additional clues implicating the Invisible Government

“An aide to his Republican opponent, Norm Coleman, said, “There are people in the [George W. Bush] White House who wake up in the morning thinking about how they will defeat Paul Wellstone.  This one is political and personal for them.”
In their book (An American Assassination), Drs. Fetzer and Jacobs investigate in great detail the circumstances of Wellstone’s death, and conclude that he was indeed assassinated.  For instance, an FBI recovery team headed out to investigate the Wellstone plane crash before the plane went down.
Arrested once for protesting against the Vietnam War and once when protesting against foreclosures.
Days before the assassination of Wellstone, assassination aficionado Dick Cheney gave Wellstone a last warning:  “If you vote against the war in Iraq, the Bush administration will do whatever is necessary to get you. There will be severe ramifications for you and the state of Minnesota.”
Since Dick Cheney, Vice President of the USA, was at the time running “an executive assassination ring,” and since Chenney is on record threatening Wellstone, isn’t it logical to assume that Cheney murdered Wellstome?
Wellstone died just 11 days before his likely (according to polls) re-election in a crucial race to maintain Democratic control of the Senate.
Fetzer says that “Wellstone was the target of an apparent assassination plot before.  In 2000, as he visited Colombia [an American protectorate] to survey conditions there, a bomb was found along his route from the airport.  He was also sprayed with the herbicide glyphosate by a helicopter above him while watching the Colombian police demonstrate its fumigation of coca plants.”
One anonymous Representative (Democrat) said:, “I don’t think there’s anyone on the Hill who doesn’t suspect [murder]. It’s too convenient, too coincidental, too damned obvious.  My guess is that some of the less courageous members of the party are thinking about becoming Republicans right now.”
Dr. Michael I. Niman and many others predicted Wellstone’s murder:
“Anyone familiar with my work knows that I’m certainly not a conspiracy theorist. But to be honest, I know I wasn’t alone in my initial reaction at this week’s horrible and tragic news: that being my surprise that Wellstone had lived this long. Perhaps it’s just my anger and frustration at losing one of the few reputable politicians in Washington, but I also felt shame. Shame for not writing in my column, months ago, that I felt that Paul Wellstone’s life, more so than any other politician in Washington, was in danger. I felt that such speculation was unprofessional and would ultimately undermine my credibility. In the end, my own self-interest triumphed, and I never put my concerns into print. Neither did any other mainstream journalist, though I know of many who shared my concern.”

Once more the fox was guarding the chicken coop: The head of the investigation into Wellstone’s death was an ex-CIA man.”
Additional References

“In American Assassination, two Ph.D. Professors, James Fetzer and Don “Four Arrows” Jacobs, prove that the weather did not kill Senator Wellstone, his wife and child, on that morning in October.  Nor were the two pilots incompetent, as per the later claims of the bumbling National Transportation Safety Board.  With a scientific investigation, logical analysis, and a ruthless dismantling of the official story, American Assassination confirms the worst fears of a nation: Senator Paul Wellstone was murdered.”
This link.
Rockefeller cross-references in this encyclopedia:  Arthur Caron, Walter Liggett, Huey Long, Larry McDonald, David Graham Phillips, Aaron Russo.

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Chapter 2.  Journalists
I’d enjoyed such smooth sailing [not] because I was careful and diligent and good at my job . . . The truth was that, in all those years, I hadn’t written anything important enough to suppress.”—Gary Webb

Danny Casolaro, 1947-1991 (aged 44).

Relevant positions:  Freelance investigative reporter.

Official cause of death:  Suicide.  Found in a bathtub naked with slashed wrists.

Grounds for murder?

“When he died in West Virginia in August, free-lance journalist Danny Casolaro was reportedly investigating a mega-conspiracy” of the “Octopus” (=Invisible Government). That conspiracy was linked to:
–“A case in which the owners of Inslaw, a computer software company, accused the Justice Department of stealing programs the company had designed to track criminal cases worldwide.”  A federal bankruptcy judge ruled in 1988 that the department had indeed taken the software by “trickery, fraud, and deceit.”  That decision was “upheld by a federal district court in 1988,” but overturned on appeal in 1991 (see also: Mark Pittman).

–Allegations that the Justice Department altered the software, in order to spy upon the software’s domestic and foreign buyers and users.

–Allegations that that the Invisible Government was bribing Iranian officials.  The “Octopus” gave them $40 million to prevent the release of American hostages before the 1980 presidential election, in an effort to secure the election of Ronald Reagan.“

Danny was working on a book that tied together the scandals surrounding the presidency of George H. W. Bush.”
He was looking into a connection between the Inslaw litigation and the notorious, CIA front, Bank of Credit and Commerce International (BCCI).  BCCI was transformed by associates of then CIA director G. H. W. Bush, “into a world-wide money-laundering machine, buying banks around the world to create the biggest clandestine money network in history.”  This bank also enabled the CIA “to control and manipulate criminals and terrorists worldwide.”  BCCI tapped “into the CIA’s stockpile of misfits and malcontents to help man a 1,500-strong group of assassins and enforcers.”
Dr. Anthony Casolaro (Danny’s brother) “told reporters he believed his brother may have been close to uncovering a major conspiracy in connection with the Inslaw case.”
Attempts to sideline, silence, smear, surveil, harass, incarcerate, and kill

Casolaro had been frequently receiving harassing and threatening phone calls. After he left for his last appointment, his housekeeper received five threatening calls in a 24-hour period, e.g., “I will cut his body and throw it to the sharks.”
Additional clues implicating the Invisible Government

Casolaro’s family believes he was murdered.
He told his brother, Dr. Anthony Casolaro, that if anything happened to him, “it would not be an accident.”
His family members knew something that the assassins might not have known: Danny was extremely squeamish about blood.  “His brother thinks he would have passed out after one cut, let alone a dozen.”  Even if he chose to kill himself, it is inconceivable, say some relatives, that he would have done so by cutting his wrists a dozen times.
“A number of law-enforcement officials also argued that his death deserved further scrutiny.”
As Casolaro’s funeral drew to a close, “a highly decorated military officer in U.S. Army dress reportedly arrived in a limousine.  Accompanied by another man in plain clothes, the military man approached the coffin just before it was lowered into the ground, laid a medal on the lid, and saluted. No one recognized either man and, to this day, they have never been identified.”
One of Casolaro’s chief sources, Michael Riconosciuto, was arrested in early 1990, 8 days after filing an affidavit before a House judiciary committee investigating the Inslaw case.
The judge who “sided with Inslaw and accused the Justice Department of “trickery, fraud, and deceit,” lost his job.
The day before he died, Casolaro met with a source .  But the stack of documents given to him by the source, as well as his tape deck and a briefcase containing a draft copy of his book, have never been found.
“Casolaro’s family wasn’t notified of his death until two days after his body was discovered.  And by that time, his body had already been embalmed illegally.”
Almost immediately after Casolaro’s death, the hotel “brought in an industrial cleaning company to sanitize the room, thereby greatly diminishing any opportunity for an independent forensic investigation.”
Also unexplained is a half-empty bottle of red wine and a broken wine glass that police found next to the bathtub, and an empty can of beer found inside the tub.  No alcohol was found in Casolaro’s bloodstream.
The key thing about the death of Casolaro,” says former Attorney General Elliot Richardson, who is representing Inslaw, “is that although others were seeking to delineate  . . . the ‘octopus,’ he was the only one who told people who have no reason to misrepresent what he said that he had hard evidence, and was on the point of getting conclusive evidence. . . .  The idea that he committed suicide with a razor blade under these circumstances seems highly implausible.”
Journalist Vince Bielski said that the “public needs to know that reporters have been killed because of their work.”
“What survived of Casolaro’s research fell into the hands of two writers, Kenn Thomas and Jim Keith,” who published their research in 1996 (The Octopus: Secret Government and the Death of Danny Casolaro). “In 1999, co-author Keith died, like Casolaro, under mysterious circumstances.”
Paul Wilcher “died in his Capitol Hill apartment after he picked up on some of Danny Casolaro’s research.”
Casolaro investigated BCCI, a bank connected to the Invisible Government and the CIA, which, according to a mainstream publication (Time Magazine), “maintained a 1,500-member ‘black network’ that used bribery, extortion, kidnaping, and murder to further the bank’s goals.”
A letter written less than 3 weeks before his death puts another question mark on suicide allegations. Danny wrote: “I feel the happiness that an Eskimo must feel when he comes across fresh bear tracks before any other sled.”
Casolaro’s murder resembles the death of Anson Ng, another journalist investigating BCCI (see cross-reference below and the Anson Ng entry).
Cross-reference in this encyclopedia: Like Casolaro, Anson Ng

Was working on a big story related to BCCI.
Died in 1991, a month before Casolaro.
His body was found in a bathtub.
His documents vanished.
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Bill (Milton William) Cooper, 1943-2001 (aged 58).

Relevant positions:  Author; documentary filmmaker; host of the worldwide popular shortwave radio show, “Hour of the Time.”

Official cause of death: “On November 6, 2001, two months after September 11, William Cooper was fatally shot by a large collection of Arizona deputies who were attempting to serve him an arrest warrant.  According to police accounts, Cooper, who was physically disabled, fled officers and pulled out a weapon.  A gun fight ensued and William Cooper was killed.  A deputy was [allegedly] critically injured in the incident.”

Grounds for murder?

A White House memo named Cooper, “the most dangerous radio host in America.”
“Cooper brought suit against the IRS in Federal District Court in Phoenix Arizona to force the IRS to produce proof of jurisdiction and delegation of authority which the IRS was unable to do.”
Accused the government of murdering President Kennedy.
“On June 2001, three months before 9/11, William Cooper warned publicly about an important terrorist attack on United States that would be blamed on Osama Bin Laden.  During his June 28 broadcast, William Cooper said ‘I’m telling you be prepared for a major attack.  But it won’t be Osama Bin Laden.  It will be those behind the New World Order.’ On 9/11 Cooper said ‘what we’re witnessing today is most probably . . . the redefinition of freedom, and probably its death.’”
“After the tragic events of September 11 unfolded, Cooper’s radio show attempted to expose the massive conspiracy that led to the attacks.  He pointed his finger at the Federal Government, accusing the authorities of planning the terrorist move and duping America’s citizens and the rest of the world into believing a fabricated story. This allowed them to sway public opinion in their favor and execute their plan.”
“William Cooper was murdered almost two months after 9/11, on November 5, 2001.  He was live on shortwave radio all day long on 9/11, and was blowing holes in the official story as it was emerging.”
“The Associated Press published an article the day after his death labeling Cooper a “national leader of the militia movement.”
Attempts to sideline, silence, smear, surveil, harass, incarcerate, and kill

“Frequently, people called into his show . . . complaining that the Voice of America was jamming the station.”
Cooper was charged with tax evasion and, years later, bank fraud.
Additional clues implicating the Invisible Government:

“In March of 1999, Cooper sent his family out of the United States for their security.  He lived and worked alone with his two dogs, one rooster, and one chicken.”
Evidence suggesting that the Invisible Government was not involved

“Cooper had a tendency of “mixing fact with fiction and presenting himself as a first hand witness.”
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Michael Hastings, 1980-2013 (aged 33).

Relevant positions:  Award-winning mainstream investigative reporter, editor, and author.

Official cause of death:  Car accident.

Grounds for murder?

Hastings was “a vocal critic of the surveillance state, referring to the restrictions on the freedom of the press by the government as a ‘war’ on journalism.”
Hastings highlighted endemic corruption within the U.S. military.  For instance, he accurately described General Stanley McChrystal’s staff running the occupation of Afghanistan as “a handpicked collection of killers, spies . . . political operators and outright maniacs.”  (See also: Pat Tillman). On another occasion, Hastings depicted then-powerful General David Petraeus as “a world-class bullshit artist . . .  Hundreds of thousands of Iraqis lost their lives during a sectarian conflict that Petraeus’ policies fueled . . .  The reputations of the men who were intimately involved in these years of foreign misadventure, where we tortured and supported torture, armed death squads, conducted nightly assassinations, killed innocents, and enabled corruption on an unbelievable scale, lie in tatters.”
Just before his death, Hastings indicated that he was he was preparing a profile of CIA director John Brennan.
Attempts to sideline, silence, smear, surveil, harass, incarcerate, and kill

The FBI was following, and maintained files on, Hastings.
Additional clues implicating the Invisible Government

Michael knew that he was playing with psychopaths and told a friend “he would be hunted down and killed over [the] McChrystal story.”
“Former U.S. National Coordinator for Security, Infrastructure Protection, and Counter-terrorism, Richard A. Clarke said that what is known about the crash is ‘consistent with a car cyber attack.  He was quoted as saying ‘There is reason to believe that intelligence agencies for major powers — including the United States — know how to remotely seize control of a car.  So if there were a cyber attack on [Hastings’] car — and I’m not saying there was, I think whoever did it would probably get away with it.’”
Hastings’ was a rather peculiar car “accident.”  One witness stated “it sounded like a bomb went off in the middle of the night.  My house shook; the windows were rattling.” Another witness said that an engine flew from the car about 50 yards away.  Such testimonies make a mockery of the death squads’ (FBI’s) version of events, raising instead the specter of explosion caused by a bomb placed in the car itself or hurled at it.
Sgt. Joe Biggs, Michael’s friend, said “something didn’t feel right after Hastings sent a panicked email saying the authorities were on his tail, adding that the story of Michael driving at high speed in the early hours of the morning was completely out of character.”
Just hours before his death, Hastings sent an e-mail to friends and colleagues about his fear of the FBI, telling them that he planned to go into hiding, but all but one were “too scared” to go public with this desperate call for help.
In the days before his death, Hastings believed his car was being “tampered with” and said that he was scared and wanted to leave town.
In 2007, Hastings’ fiancé was killed in a car ambush in Iraq, allegedly by Iraqi freedom fighters.
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Ernest Hemingway:  Filed under Writers.

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Walter Liggett, 1986-1935 (aged 49).

Note: The evidence in this case is more consistent with the view that the Invisible Government condoned the murder than with the view that it directly planned it.

Relevant positions:  Newspaper editor; investigating reporter.

Official cause of death:  Drive-by shooting outside his apartment.

Grounds for murder?

Liggett “railed against vice and big banks.”
During the 1930s, Liggett “specialized in exposés of Minneapolis and Saint Paul organized crime and their connections to corrupt politicians.”
Like Representative Lindbergh (see Lindbergh entry), Liggett was an enthusiastic supporter of the Farmer-Labor Party (but which, owing to Lindbergh’s death, was taken over by the corrupt Floyd Olson).
“Liggett campaigned with U.S. Senator Charles August Lindbergh against United States involvement in the First World War and was also active in efforts to free Sacco and Vanzetti.”
“In 1929-1930, he vaulted to national prominence with a series of articles . . . which described the corruption wrought by [Rockefeller’s] Prohibition on American cities.”
“He made accusations of corruption against Minnesota Governor Floyd B. Olson and said that Olson deserved to be impeached and prosecuted.”
 “Walter Liggett was a pioneering muckraker, a journalist who lived—and died—pursuing the biggest story of his generation: the collision of money, power, crime, democracy, and freedom in the United States during the Great Depression.”
Attempts to sideline, silence, smear, surveil, harass, incarcerate, and kill

After refusing bribes from Mafia boss Isadore Blumenfield (aka “Kid Cann”), Liggett was severely beaten by Blumenfield and his associates—but the polic