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Saturday, Oct. 26, 2002 at 5:01 PM
Repost of article which first appeared on Minnesota Indymedia. Before all you people start crying "conspiracy theory," remember the little Anthrax incident about a year ago to the day in which 2 Democratic Party Senators were sent anthrax genetically identical to US Army/CIA anthrax at Ft. Detrick, MD. Also, remember the curious death of Clifford Baxter, Enron executive in Sugarland, TX--Tom Delay's home district.
Possible Assassination of Wellstone
by Daniesha L. 3:18pm Fri Oct 25 '02 (Modified on 7:42pm Fri Oct 25 '02)
Come on, Minnesota. Whatever happened, happened in your state. Give us some info, please. I posting this to politely prod you.
THE CREWS ON THE GROUND FOUND TWO LARGE SECTIONS OF PLANE. THE TAIL SECTION WAS INTACT. THE WEATHER DID NOT HAVE ANYTHING TO DO WITH THE CRASH, SAID THE ON THE SCENE REPORTER.
Wolf Blitzer tried to correct her.
He said, The plane was flying into the storm of freezing rain, right?
THERE IS NO EVIDENCE THAT WEATHER HAD ANYTHING TO DO WITH THE CRASH.
The on-the-scene reporter stuck to her guns. Wonder how long she will have her job?
Is crashed plane, spit into to two parts more consistent with an explosion on the plane, or with a plane crashing due to weather difficulties?
CNN explains why Wellstone might have been assassinated.
One CNN anchor called Wellstone the most liberal Senator--- saying he was even more liberal than Ted Kennedy!!
He was called courageous, and spoken of as putting himself at risk for opposing the President when he voted against war. Not long ago, it appeared that Wellstone's vote against the war would hurt his candidacy. Recent polling data indicated that this was not the case, and CNN did not discount the possibility that he was assassinated.
The death of Wellstone will enable the Republicans to gain control of the Senate.
Wellstone was called by CNN, a champion of worker rights, of national health care, and of parity for mental and health insurance for all citizens.
Could such a progressive stance, almost unheard of in the Senate, have incited a plot to assassinate him. He was called, the friend of the little guy, and of unions. He fought against international sex trafficking.
C-Span was hosting a live conference on the elections when the news broke. One spokesperson for the Republicans spoke of the sadness which Americans must feel at the death of Wellstone. Meanwhile, the face of this party operative betrayed no sadness whatsoever; rather he appeared very tranquil and almost pleased.
CNN spoke of the stances which Wellstone took in connection with great risks, great dangers, and personal courage, which he faced as a result of his contrarian positions. People can read between the lines. Wolf Blitzer, the cover man for CNN-- who always smoothes things over to put them in conformity with the establishment view-- read a list of many politicians who have died in plane crashes. Blitzer clearly wanted to establish this as a normal event, an accident, not due to any political machinations. However, Blitzers approach clearly contrasted with that of other anchors who spoke in detail of his risky, dangerous, and courageous stances, which could have had serious consequences from him. No CNN anchor has yet openly suggested assassination; but the implication has been near the surface. A number of aviation experts, following Blitzer, suggest that the pilots did not turn on the anti-ice. It was suggested that the work load on this flight must have been high, because the pilot had to turn on the anti-ice, and might have decided not to, to get to a higher altitude. One anchor suggested weather problems. Though independent journalists have said that the weather was normal.
The plane MIGHT have sat on the run way and accumulated ice, which was not cleaned off, said one so called expert. It appeared to me that they were clutching at straws. The flimsiness of official explanations must inevitably lead the thinking observer to consider the possibility of assassination.
Vermont Senator Patrick Leahy was asked to comment on Wellstone, in an interview on CNN, at 2:35 p.m.
Unlike others, he appeared very emotional, and upset. (Is he worried that he might be next on a list of possible targets, as well?)
Whether you agreed with him politically, you had to like him. He was honest. He was not interested in the trappings of the power. He was not self interested. He was concerned about Health Care, the Environment, the Minimum Wage. He was committed.
Leahy was in tears, and had to pause, to collect himself.
Blitzer said, I can see you are all choked up. We all are. (Blitzer did not appear to be at all choked up or emotional). Blitzer said,
He was a committed man, who worked hard to advance his agenda.
Is that supposed to part of a eulogy? If Bush had died, would he not say, Bush was a man who worked hard for all Americans? Was Wellstone simply advancing HIS OWN AGENDA? A more charitable view would be, he was advancing the agenda of real working people, of people without health care coverage, the agenda of the laboring majority, working for substandard wages.
The plane which Wellstone flew was reported to be: Raytheon craft, A-100 model. Is there some irony here? Raytheon, more than almost any other company, would suffer huge profit losses, if the Wellstone anti-war stance comes to dominate national politics.
The tone on CNN had become maudlin by 2:45; Pete Dominici came on the air to speak about Wellstone. But there was silence. No tears, no choking voice. Just silence. Soon an aid came on to say the interview would not go forward. Pardon my skepticism, but is it just too difficult for Republicans to find anything good to say about Wellstone, other than: He fought for his agenda.
Another question: If Bush had died in a plane crash, would there not be immediate open speculation about the possibility of assassination? Wellstone held the balance in the Senate for the Democrats; he was as opposed to Bush policies as any Senator could be, in issues of war, health policy, and labor issues. His death has great political and social significance.
Political commentator, Bill Schneider, said,
Wellstone was admired because he stood on conviction. He was the voice of sixties idealism. He said the Democratic Party had lost his soul. He made a nationwide trip through poor areas in the late 90's, JUST LIKE ROBERT KENNEDY DID.
Could the implication be any clearer? Kennedy was assassinated during his campaign against Nixon, in what remain suspicious circumstances. Commentators can not come out now, apparently, to suggest a deliberate murder of Senator Wellstone, but more than one anchor tiptoes around it.
The Republicans TARGETED Wellstone, said Sen. Pat Murray of Washington state.
So Wellstone was targeted. Of course, Murray was speaking of the deliberate targetting of the Wellstone campaign in Minnesota, by sending in huge amounts of funding to his opponent. However, the implication is once again clear. Wellstone was one of the most crucial political figures in
Bush gave the US a very, very brief statement, which concluded with the words,
May the good lord bless those who grieve.
Bush did not say that HE GRIEVED. His remarks were curt, and, in my view, insulting in their brevity.
By 3:00 p.m. another so called expert was brought on. He spoke almost exclusively of the crash as an accident. Did he slip when he said at one point, IF THIS IS FOUND TO BE AN ACCIDENT? He did not elaborate, but went on to discuss the cockpit voice recorder, the last contact with the FAA, and other details. (This was Bob Francis, with the FTAA).
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