Thursday, October 28, 2010
"Seven Days in May", and The Wellstone Crash- UPDATED
"Turner Classic Movies" has been playing some intensely powerful political movies recently, and I think it's no accident.
The other night I watched "Seven Days in May", about a military takeover of the U.S. government that came out in 1964. According to Wikipedia:
"President John F. Kennedy had read the novel and believed the scenario it described could actually occur in the United States. According to director John Frankenheimer in his director's commentary, production of the film received encouragement and assistance from Kennedy through White House Press Secretary Pierre Salinger, who conveyed to Frankenheimer Kennedy's wish that the film be produced and that, although the Pentagon did not want the film made, the President would conveniently arrange to visit Hyannis Port for a weekend when the film needed to shoot outside the White House."
Kennedy was assassinated November 22, 1963.
It just so happens that Minnesota Public Radio got a hold of the FBI files on Senator Paul Wellstone, who was killed in a suspicious plane crash ten days before his election. He was pulling far ahead of Norm Coleman, who had been hand-picked by Karl Rove.
Wellstone was labeled the most liberal in all the U.S. Senate. He had a long history as an anti-war activist, and had been under surveillance since the Vietnam war protests.
Wellstone was passionately speaking out against a preemptive strike against Iraq, based on scant evidence and mounting lies by the Bush/Cheney administration.
The FBI documents obtained by MPR describe threats made against Wellstone, some of which may have been cover for the real players.
According to Professor James Fetzer:
"By October 25, 2002, Wellstone's lead over Coleman had grown to 6 or 7 points and was increasing. He had told others that Vice President Dick Cheney had warned him against opposing the administration on Iraq and that the Bush administration will do whatever is necessary to get you. There will be severe ramifications for you and the state of Minnesota."
James Fetzer is no slouch, he is a McKnight Professor Emeritus of The University of Minnesota, Duluth.
On his website, Fetzer uses time lines and eyewitness accounts to suggest how new technology using a strong electro-magnetic or microwave pulse could have been used to take down the aircraft:
According to Fetzer, The FBI crash team would have had to leave their headquarters at the same time Wellstone's plane took off to arrive at the crash when they did.
Weather conditions were not at all severe according to other pilots. People in the area experianced garage doors opening mysteriously and extreme cell phone interference.
Fetzer couples this with the revelations by reporter Seymour Hersh that Vice President Cheney was running an assassination team out of his office, that answered directly to him alone:
I haven’t written about this yet, but the Central Intelligence Agency was very deeply involved in domestic activities against people they thought to be enemies of the state. Without any legal authority for it. They haven’t been called on it yet. That does happen.
"Right now, today, there was a story in the New York Times that if you read it carefully mentioned something known as the Joint Special Operations Command -- JSOC it’s called. It is a special wing of our special operations community that is set up independently. They do not report to anybody, except in the Bush-Cheney days, they reported directly to the Cheney office. They did not report to the chairman of the joint chiefs of staff or to Mr. [Robert] Gates, the secretary of defense. They reported directly to him. ...
"Congress has no oversight of it. It’s an executive assassination ring essentially, and it’s been going on and on and on. Just today in the Times there was a story that its leaders, a three star admiral named [William H.] McRaven, ordered a stop to it because there were so many collateral deaths."
We'll never know what really happened to Wellstone.
Like many others on the progressive or liberal side, the Kennedy brothers, Martin Luther King, various Black Panthers and reporters like Danny Casolero, they were bumped off by mysterious forces.
--Government by gunplay, Watergate, Iran-Contra, the Savings and Loan meltdown under Reagan, How George Bush Sr. set up the first Gulf war, the stolen 2000 election coup, the stock market crash of 2008, and the second Republican Great Depression.
All brought to us by "conservatives".
I think "Seven Days in May" is very instructive.
What's coming next?
Bush Thought 911 Flight 93 Was Shot Down
From The Guardian, UK
"George Bush thought 9/11 plane had been shot down on his ordersMemoirs reveal former US president gave order to shoot down any hijacked planes before United Airlines flight 93 crashed
Bush reveals that he gave the order for any further suspected hijacked planes to be shot down after the first aircraft were flown into the World Trade Centre in New York during the 2001 terror attacks.
He at first thought the crash of United Airlines flight 93 in Pennsylvania had resulted from this instruction, although it later emerged that passengers had stormed the cockpit as hijackers flew the plane towards the Capitol building in Washington."
That's because it appears it WAS shot down: