Ellsberg ties FBI to King shooting
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12 November 1978
MEMPHIS --A notarized statement by Daniel Ellsberg, released to The News-Sentinel Saturday night by James Earl Ray's attorney, Mark Lane, states flatly that an aide to UN Ambassador Andrew Young told Ellsberg, "We know there was a conspiracy (to kill Dr. Martin Luther King) and we know who did it."
Ellsberg's affidavit claims he was told there was definitely FBI involvement in the murder.
Dream by Team 13
Lane said the 44-page affidavit by Ellsberg, who gained worldwide attention by leaking the now-famed Pentagon Papers secrets, will be one of the chief pieces of evidence used in seeking a new trial for Ray.
The completed text of the affidavit was signed and notarized in San Francisco Oct. 20.
In the statement, Ellsberg tells of a conversation he had with ,y~on Brady, the young aide, in June. I-M .said Tyson tokl Brady the conspiratms included a group of off-duty and retired FBI officers w0rking under the directin of J. Edgar Hoover, who was head of the, FBI in 19 when Dr. King was shot to death m Memphis.
Ellsberg's statement says that Tyson told him it is believed that the group had a "sharp-shooter who actually did the shooting. To hear this presentation, as an absolute fact from someone in the U.S. government was startling.
Lane also had a statement he said was made by Rev. James Lawson, a Los Angeles minister who married James Earl Ray and Knoxville free-lance artist Anna Sandhu last month. Ray is serving a 99year prison sentence for the slaying of Dr. King. However, the statement was 'not signed by Rev. Lawson. Lane said Lawson is sending him a similar, notorized statement.
The affidavit from Ellsberg said that Tyson claimed to have knowledge of the King murder through conversations with Rep. Walter Fauntroy, 'chairman of the House Assassination~ Committee. He said told him investigators believe they the names.
Ellesberg was reported to be in Colorado Saturday night and could not be for comment. Ellesberg said he assumed the information would come out at U.S. House Select Committee on Assassinations hearings on Dr. King's shooting, and that when it didn't he approached Lane.
In another development Saturday night, Michael Eberhardt, the house committee's assistant chief deputy counsel, resigned to show his dissatisfaction with the panel'a decision not to recall Ray.
Lane also said he will have additional affidavits soon, including one in which Rep. Fauntroy contends he was approached by CIA agents, who told him they would help provide him information about the FBI involvement in the King death if Rep. Fauntroy would promise not to delve into the assassination of President John F. Kennedy.
Tyson, reached at his New York City residence, said, "I will deny under oath that I said I knew who did It."
He said he was speculatingwtth Ellsberg on who might have killed King and expressed his personal theory that the FBI conducted the assassination.
He said he has had a "couple of conversations with Walter (Fauntroy)" about the House assassination investigation. However, he said nothing specific was discussed.
He said he has heard that Fauntray's life has been threatened, but did not gain the information from Fauntroy. He said that he and others believe that the possible FBI involvement in King's death needs further investigation.
Jesse Jackson was the FBI informant who got MLK to step out on the balcony for the kill shot.
Ray did not get a new trial in Tennessee since his appellate judges had the bad habit of dropping dead in their chambers.
LEO Good Old Boy Roundup Scandal - Censored by Google
My next-door neighbor Gene Rightmyer, BATF agent, organized and led the Roundup from 1980 through 1995. LEO gathering with African American check points & African American Hunting licenses. African American isn't the word they used.
Good O' Boy Roundup Report - March, 1996
US Dept of Justice
In this year we first received numerous allegations of racist conduct. Approximately 550 persons attended some portion of the Roundup in 1989. [ Based on attendee estimates and records of registrations in prior and subsequent years, we would estimate that approximately 350 people actually registered to attend the 1989 Roundup and approximately 50 local law enforcement and 100 to 150 or so "guests" stopped into the campground during some portion of the Roundup. As this was prior to the institution of the wristband system which significantly improved methods for keeping out non-paying guests, it is likely that the numbers of "guests," or more likely, "party crashers," may have been at the higher end of that range. ] Of these, we have identified 275 and interviewed 124, including 5 DOJ employees. Treasury OIG and other agencies interviewed an additional twenty-eight persons. The only minority attendees identified were the Filipino and the Native American civilians who had attended previously.
The MOB and REX were instituted by this year and a DOJ employee served on the MOB, having responsibility for making sure there were enough judges for the volleyball tournament. The Redneck of the Year was a Birmingham, Alabama, police officer. A Secret Service agent was elected president of the Roundup. The official T-shirt had two good o' boys on the front: one saying he will give $75 and another saying he wants to watch. These are references to the auction the previous year where some attendees presented a female "groupie" who they said would perform oral sex on the highest bidder. A woman in the crowd, saying that her husband did not believe she was good at that sex act, offered money to be able to watch the winner receive his prize so she could learn some new techniques. [ Rightmyer told us that although the high bidder paid the amount he bid for the offered service, the bidder never sought to have the service performed. Rightmyer claimed that the bids were all in "the spirit" of the auction which was to raise money for an ATF agent's daughter who was in a coma. ]
Virtually all the allegations of racist conduct for this year were made by Richard Hayward. In his affidavit to the Senate Judiciary Committee, Hayward alleged that he attended the Roundup for the first time in 1989 and that when he arrived at the check-in point there were:
several signs posted such as "No Niggers Allowed" and "Nigger Deposit Point." These signs remained posted during the entire event. The check-in point also had an effigy or dummy of a black person hanging from a tree. This effigy remained at the check-in point throughout the event. Moreover, BATF agents and other law enforcement officers would surround each vehicle as it approached, stop it, and rock the car while shouting "got any niggers in that car??!" and other such remarks.
Subsequently Hayward also alleged that people sold cassette tapes of racist material at the 1989 Roundup and that he had purchased one. Hayward further claimed that there was a T-shirt with a "silhouette of a black person with a large Afro running and it had a bull's eye on it." He called it the "running nigger" T-shirt.
3. Racist T-shirts
The melange of allegations of specific racist conduct in the July 11 Washington Times article also included descriptions of racist T-shirts for sale at the campground. The article described examples of such shirts as "Martin Luther King's face behind a target, O.J. Simpson in a hangman's noose and white D.C. police officers with a black man sprawled across the hood of their car under the words 'Boyz on the Hood.'" The article claimed such items were "still" for sale at the 1995 Roundup. These allegations were repeated at the Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on July 21. In his affidavit to the Committee, Hayward alleged that District of Columbia Metropolitan police officers had shirts showing black suspects spread across the hood of a police car with the words "Boyz on the Hood." He also alleged that individuals from another agency had a "pocket nigger" T-shirt with a picture of the Buckwheat character from the Little Rascals television program "coming out of the pocket." He claimed further to have seen a Roundup participant wearing a T-shirt with a silhouette of an African-American with "cross-hairs" on it, which he called the "running nigger" T-shirt.
These serious allegations were carefully explored in numerous interviews conducted by OIG and in investigations shared with OIG. We address the evidence and our findings on each allegation.
Obama Death Watch
Jewish FBI hitman confesses sanctioned murders in autobiography
"As a member of the FBI execution squad, and of the OSS before that, I was a professional killer. I dealt with both sides, the government and the Families, La Familia, or The Good People, put aside all their differences with Uncle Sam, and even local authorities. That was the type of alliance J. Edgar Hoover had with the Familes. We used the ways of evil. First of all, I'm Jewish. I made my bones for the
Luchese Family in 1944, just before I went into the Navy. They were holding a rat in the drunk tank at the Lower East Side precinct house. The cops tossed me in the lockup with the rest of the drunks, then slipped a knife into my pocket. Then I cut him. They let me out of the lockup, packed me in a [patrol] car, and we [the cops] ditched the knife in the East River. I went down to Atlanta for Mr. Hoover to turn up informants who'd testify against the Ku Klux Klan. I had to join them, fight along side them, carry a baseball bat and bust windows in Baptist churches and synagogues. The most lucrative work I had was for the boys in the Fortune 500 who wanted jobs done but couldn't get the police to do them. The real news never hits the Wall Street Journal. I could pretend I was a homicide dick when I was really going over the police intelligence files to make secret hits for Mr. Hoover. 'Jews are damn smart people, Little Mike,' Brannel said. 'They control everything. Lot's of hebes look like decent white people. That's what makes 'em so dangerous.' 'There's only one thing worse than a nigger,' I said. 'And that's a goddamn fucking Jew! And what do you call a Jew fag? A fuckin' Jew cocksucker,' I said. The Big Man was dead serious: 'Mister, you sure can throw shit. Even I can tell that's pure shit, hot and smokin' right out of the goddamn bull. I'd swear you're a Jew rat sent down here from the government. You're gonna use your hands on somebody and I'm gonna watch.' The car stopped across the street from Temple Israel. I began to pray to myself. I knew God was watching me. We got out of the car and broke into the temple. There was the torah right in front of me. I wanted to kiss it like I was taught to do. I remembered how the rabbi loved the torah. I remembered how my father and brother carried it through the synagogoue. I had learned to read it and revere it. And now I was spitting on their graves. I could hear the Kol Nidra chant as I was committing the gravest of sins. Ray took the silver crowns and carried them away as booty. 'What's going on?' the rabbatical student demanded. 'I'm calling the police,' Cooper said. 'Get him Mike', the Big Man said. I knew this was my test, How could I hurt a rabbi? How could I have gone this far? I caught Mark Cooper by the neck and spun him down the stairs. I jumped on him and gave him a few sharp jabs to his ribs. Then I gave him a sharp rabbit punch to the back of his neck. I threw a hard right to Cooper's stomach, and then a left to his jaw. Then I put more body shots to his ribs. As he dropped to his knees I heard him chanting Kaddish, our prayor for the dead. I threw a right straight to his jaw. Cooper's head snapped out of the Big Man's hands and he flipped over backwards. He lay there unconscious. 'That's only a warning, Jew Boy,' he said to the rabbi. We got into the station wagon and drove off. I just kept asking God for forgiveness in the same breath I cursed J. Edgar Hoover. By the time we reached the temple in Westgate, they had set up a huge cross and set it aflame. Soon the giant windows in the sanctuary began to shatter and it was Kristallnacht all over again. Only this time, I was throwing the bricks and cursing the name of the God of my fathers. To my astonishment, the police just stood there. I tossed a torch through the open window of a police car. Nobody saw me do it, even the asshole cop standing in front of it and screaming, 'Jew, Jew, Jew!' Then the whole police car exploded. Hoover of the FBI had a message for me. My assignment in Atlanta was finished. I was proud of what I did. So what if I was a hitter? I saw what the cops were doing, and the FBI, CIA, and plenty of other government agencies with lots of lettrs that really stand for 'Blow their brains out and don't tell nobody.' I'll tell you something about the law and what it means to be inside it and outside of it. I was both at the same time and you can't tell one from the other. Because law is made by the lawyers for lawyers. It ain't made for people. When you wanna take something that's outside the law and bring it inside the law, you simply change the law. They did the same thing with the numbers racket, and called it a 'lottery'. The Old Man was crazed over an appellate judge out in Kansas. Knew he was bought and paid for. The judge had a real weak spot for little girls, buying and selling them like commodities futures. The local cops couldn't touch him. LBJ threw up his hands and told the Old Man the judge would be in office for 'the rest of his life', then winked. That was all the Old Man needed. They sent me down to do the hit. I gave this Kansas judge hs money's worth. Gun goes right in his mouth and ba-da-boom: the judge's brains are all over the cleaning locker. What a mess. I was an artist. When a guy got hit, he knew he was getting a hit. That's why they call it a hit."
by "Michael Milan"
alias, "MI-KUL" = victim/survivor of MK/ULTRA Mafia/CIA-KGB/NAZI Mind-Kontrol lobotomy program by US Veterans Administration's "hospital" Death-Camp Gulag
FBI-NYPD homicide detective, Jewish enforcer and hitman for Sicilian-Mafia, FBI assassin of CIA-KGB agents for homosexual African-American Director of FBI J. Edgar Hoover, from his autobiography: The Squad - the Shocking True Story of J. Edgar Hoover's Private Hit Team, and the US Government's Secret Alliance with Organized Crime!, copyright 1989 by Rose Ann Levy and Shadow Lawn Press, Shapolski Publishers, a Berkley Book
FBI PAID $1-MILLION AND BUILT THE BOMB TO DESTROY THE WORLD TRADE
CENTER IN 1993 KILLING 6 PEOPLE
FBI confessed on audiotape and in court as published by NY Times.
VIDEO: OPERATION NORTHWOODS
James Banford from ABC News reported on Pentagon's Operation
Northwoods plot to perp domestic terrorism AND ASSASSINATIONS in USA
to blame a foreign nation and "justify" invasion
Body of Secrets
Friendly Fire: US military wanted to provoke war with Cuba
U.S. Military Drafted Plans to Terrorize U.S. Cities to Provoke War
By David Ruppe
May 1, 2001
In the early 1960s, America's top military leaders reportedly drafted
plans to kill innocent people and commit acts of terrorism in U.S.
cities to create public support for a war against Cuba.
Code named Operation NORTHWOODS, the plans reportedly included the
possible assassination of Cuban émigrés, sinking boats of Cuban
refugees on the high seas, hijacking planes, blowing up a U.S. ship,
and even orchestrating violent terrorism in U.S. cities. The plans
were developed as ways to trick the American public and the
international community into supporting a war to oust Cuba's then new
leader, communist Fidel Castro.
America's top military brass even contemplated causing U.S. military
casualties, writing: "We could blow up a U.S. ship in Guantanamo Bay
and blame Cuba," and, "casualty lists in U.S. newspapers would cause
a helpful wave of national indignation."
Details of the plans are described in Body of Secrets (Doubleday), a
new book by investigative reporter James Bamford about the history of
America's largest spy agency, the National Security Agency. However,
the plans were not connected to the agency, he notes.
The plans had the written approval of all of the Joint Chiefs of
Staff and were presented to President Kennedy's defense secretary,
Robert McNamara, in March 1962. But they apparently were rejected by
the civilian leadership and have gone undisclosed for nearly 40 years.
"These were Joint Chiefs of Staff documents. The reason these were
held secret for so long is the Joint Chiefs never wanted to give
these up because they were so embarrassing," James Bamford told
"The whole point of a democracy is to have leaders responding to the
public will, and here this is the complete reverse, the military
trying to trick the American people into a war that they want but
that nobody else wants."
Gunning for War
The documents show "the Joint Chiefs of Staff drew up and approved
plans for what may be the most corrupt plan ever created by the U.S.
government," writes Bamford.
The Joint Chiefs even proposed using the potential death of astronaut
John Glenn during the first attempt to put an American into orbit as
a false pretext for war with Cuba, the documents show.
Should the rocket explode and kill Glenn, they wrote, "the objective
is to provide irrevocable proof … that the fault lies with the
Communists et all Cuba [sic]."
The plans were motivated by an intense desire among senior military
leaders to depose Castro, who seized power in 1959 to become the
first communist leader in the Western Hemisphere — only 90 miles from
The earlier CIA-backed Bay of Pigs invasion of Cuba by Cuban exiles
had been a disastrous failure, in which the military was not allowed
to provide firepower. The military leaders now wanted a shot at it.
"The whole thing was so bizarre," says Bamford, noting public and
international support would be needed for an invasion, but apparently
neither the American public, nor the Cuban public, wanted to see U.S.
troops deployed to drive out Castro.
Reflecting this, the U.S. plan called for establishing prolonged
military — not democratic — control over the island nation after the
"That's what we're supposed to be freeing them from," Bamford
says. "The only way we would have succeeded is by doing exactly what
the Russians were doing all over the world, by imposing a government
by tyranny, basically what we were accusing Castro himself of doing."
'Over the Edge'
The Joint Chiefs at the time were headed by Eisenhower appointee Army
Gen. Lyman L. Lemnitzer, who, with the signed plans in hand made a
pitch to McNamara on March 13, 1962, recommending Operation
Northwoods be run by the military.
Whether the Joint Chiefs' plans were rejected by McNamara in the
meeting is not clear. But three days later, President Kennedy told
Lemnitzer directly there was virtually no possibility of ever using
overt force to take Cuba, Bamford reports. Within months, Lemnitzer
would be denied another term as chairman and transferred to another
The secret plans came at a time when there was distrust in the
military leadership about their civilian leadership, with leaders in
the Kennedy administration viewed as too liberal, insufficiently
experienced and soft on communism. At the same time, however, there
real were concerns in American society about their military
overstepping its bounds.
There were reports U.S. military leaders had encouraged their
subordinates to vote conservative during the election.
And at least two popular books were published focusing on a right-
wing military leadership pushing the limits against government policy
of the day. The Senate Foreign Relations Committee published its own
report on right-wing extremism in the military, warning
a "considerable danger" in the "education and propaganda activities
of military personnel" had been uncovered. The committee even called
for an examination of any ties between Lemnitzer and right-wing
groups. But Congress didn't get wind of Northwoods, says Bamford.
"Although no one in Congress could have known at the time," he
writes, "Lemnitzer and the Joint Chiefs had quietly slipped over the
Even after Lemnitzer was gone, he writes, the Joint Chiefs continued
to plan "pretext" operations at least through 1963.
One idea was to create a war between Cuba and another Latin American
country so that the United States could intervene. Another was to pay
someone in the Castro government to attack U.S. forces at the
Guantanamo naval base — an act, which Bamford notes, would have
amounted to treason. And another was to fly low level U-2 flights
over Cuba, with the intention of having one shot down as a pretext
for a war.
"There really was a worry at the time about the military going off
crazy and they did, but they never succeeded, but it wasn't for lack
of trying," he says.
After 40 Years
Ironically, the documents came to light, says Bamford, in part
because of the 1992 Oliver Stone film JFK, which examined the
possibility of a conspiracy behind the assassination of President
As public interest in the assassination swelled after JFK's release,
Congress passed a law designed to increase the public's access to
government records related to the assassination.
The author says a friend on the board tipped him off to the documents.
Afraid of a congressional investigation, Lemnitzer had ordered all
Joint Chiefs documents related to the Bay of Pigs destroyed, says
Bamford. But somehow, these remained.
"The scary thing is none of this stuff comes out until 40 years
after," says Bamford.
TOP SECRET SPECIAL HANDLING NOFORN
The Joint Chiefs of Staff
Memorandum for the Secretary of Defense
Subject: Justification for U.S. Military Intervention in Cuba (TS)
(pdf images of actual documents, 15 pages, 750kb)
JCS to Secretary of War Robert McNamara
March 13, 1962
[Declassified 2000 under court order in Freedom of Information Act
1. The Joint Chiefs of Staff have considered the attatched memorandum
for the chief of Operations, Cuba Project, which responds to a
request by that office for brief but precise description of pretexts
which would provide justification for US military intervention in
2. The Joint Chiefs of Staff recommend that the proposed memorandum
be forwarded as a preliminary submission suitable for planning
purproses. It is assumed that there will be similar submissions from
other agencies and that these inputs will be used as a basis for
developing a time-phased plan. Individual projects can then be
considered on a case-by-case basis.
3. Further, it is assumed that a single agency will be given the
primary responsibility for developing military and para-military
[terrorist] aspects of the basic plan. It is recommended that this
responsibility for both overt and covert military operations be
assigned to the Joint Chiefs of Staff.
For the Joint Chiefs of Staff
signed: L.L. Limnitzer
Chairman, Joint Chiefs of Staff
Note by the Secretaries
to the Joint Chiefs of Staff
"Instances to Provoke Military Actions in Cuba"
This paper NOT be forwarded to commanders of specified or unified
This paper NOT be forwarded to US officers assigned to NATO
This paper NOT be forwarded to the Chairman, US Delegation, United
Nations Military Staff Committee.
Such a plan would enable a logical buildup of incidents to be
combined with other seemingly unrelated events to camoflage the
ultimate objective and create the necessary impression of Cuban
rashness and irresponsibility on a large scale, directed at other
countries in addition to the United States. The desired resultant
from the execution of this plan would would be to place the United
States in the apparent position of suffering defensible grievances.
A series of well-coordinated incidents will be planned to take place
to give genuine appearance of being done by hostile Cuban forces.
Incidents to establish a credible attack:
Start rumors (many). Use clandestine radio.
Land friendly Cubans in uniform "over-the-fence" to stage attack on
Capture Cuban (friendly) sabateurs inside the base.
Start riots near the entrance to the base (friendly Cubans).
Blow up ammunition inside the base; start fires.
Burn aircraft on airbase (sabatage).
Lob morter shells from outsidethe base to inside the base. Some
damage to installation.
Capture assault teams.
Capture militia group which storms the base.
Sabotage ship in harbor; large fires -- napthalene [napalm].
Sink ship near harbor entrance. Conduct funerals for mock-victims.
(b) United States would respond by executing offensive operations.
3. A "Remember the Maine" incident could be arranged in several
a. We could blow up a US ship and blame Cuba.
b. We could blow up a drone (unmannded) vessel anywhere in the Cuban
waters. The presense of Cuban planes or ships merely investigating
the intent of the vessel could be fairly compelling evidence that the
ship was taken under attack. The US could follow with an air/sea
rescue operation covered by US fighters to "evacuate" remaining
members of the non-existant crew. Casualty lists in US newspapers
would cause a helpful wave of national indignation.
c. We could develop a Communist Cuba terror campaign in the Miami
area, in other Flordia cities and even in Washington. The terror
campaign could be pointed at Cuban refugees seeking haven in the
United States. We could sink a boatload of Cubans enroute to Florida
(real or simulated). We could foster attempts on lives of Cubans in
the United States even to the extent of wounding in instances to be
widely publicized. Exploding a few bombs in carefully chosen spots.
The arrest of Cuban agents and the release of prepared documents
substantiating cuban involvement.
5. A "Cuban-based, Castro-supported" filibuster could be simulated
against a neighboring Caribbean nation. These efforts can be
magnified with additional ones contrived for exposure. "Cuban" B-26
or C-46 type aircraft could make cane-burning raids at night. Soviet
Bloc incidiaries could be found. This could be coupled with "Cuban"
messages to the Communist underground and "Cuban" shipments of arms
which would be found, or intercepted, on the beach.
6. Use of MIG-type aircraft by US pilots could provide additional
provocation. Harassment of civil air, attacks on surface shipping,
and destruction of US military drone aircraft by MIG type palnes
would be useful. An F-86 properly painted would convince air
passengers that they saw a Cuban MIG, especially if the pilot of the
transport were to announce that fact.
7. Hijacking attampts against US civil air and surface craft should
8. It is possible to create an incident which would demonstrate
convincingly that a Cuban aircraft has attacked and shot down a
chartered civilian airliner from the United States.
a. An aircraft at Eglin AFB would be painted and numbered as an exact
duplicate for a civil registered aircraft belonging to a CIA
proprietary organization in the Miami area. At a designated time the
duplicate would be subsituted for the actual civil aircraft and the
passengers, all boarded under carefully prepared aliases. The actual
registered aircraft would be converted to a drone.
b. Take off times of the drone aircraft and the actual aircraft will
be scheduled to allow a rondevous. From the rondevous point the
passenger-carrying aircraft will descend to minimum altitude and go
directly to an auxiliary airfield at Eglin AFB where arrangements
will have been made to evacuate the passengers and return the
aircraft to its original status. Meanwhile the drone aircraft will
continue to fly the filed flight plan. The drone will be transmitting
on the international distress frequency "MAY DAY" message stating it
is under attack by Cuban MIG aircraft. The transmission will be
interrupted by the destruction of aircraft which will be triggered by
radio signal. This will allow IACO radio stations to tell the US what
has happened to the aircraft instead of the US trying to "sell" the
9. It is possible to create an incident that will make it appear that
Communist Cuban MIGs have destroyed a USAF aircraft over
international waters in an unprovoked attack.
b. On one such flight, a pre-briefed pilot would fly Tail-end
Charlie. While near the Cuban island this pilot would broadcast that
he had been jumped by MIGs and was going down. This pilot would then
fly at extremely low altitude and land at a secure base, an Eglin
auxiliary. The aircraft would be met by the proper people, quickly
stored and given a new tail number. The pilot who performed the
mission under an alias would resume his proper identity. The pilot
and aircraft would then have disappeared.
c. A submarine or small craft would distribute F-101 parts,
parachute, etc. The pilots retuning to Homestead would have a true
story as far as they knew. Search ships and aircraft could be
dispatched and parts of aircraft found.
3. It is understood that the Department of State is also preparing
suggested courses of action to develope justification for US military
intervention in Cuba.
by Col. Edward Lansdale, Chief of the Cuba Project, CIA liason to USAF
September 911 Surprise
Pirate News TV
Fair Use per 17 USC 107
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