March 03, 2006

The Myth Of The Lone Gunman


Lee Harvey Oswald was a lone gunman who tried (successfully) to kill JFK. George Bush Snr. just happened to be having dinner with some very interesting people that night.

Another lone gunman, John W. Hinckley Jnr, tried (unsuccessfully) to kill Ronald Reagan in 1981. George Bush Snr. just happened to be Vice President at the time. And Hinckley just happened to be a friend of the Bush family.

A lone gunman killed John Lennon, who just happened to be under investigation by the FBI and the CIA throughout most of his adult life.

They were all lone gunmen.


There was never any connection to anyone. Only a crazy Conspiracy Theorist would even imagine such diabolical things!

But now an Italian parliamentary investigative commission has declared "beyond any reasonable doubt" that Mehmet Ali Agca, the lone Turkish gunman who tried to kill the Pope in 1981, was working on behalf of the government of the USSR.

The report cites a photograph showing that a Bulgarian man, Sergei Antonov, was in St. Peter's Square when the pontiff was shot. The Italians say Antonov, the Rome station chief for Bulgaria's state airline, was actually a Bulgarian secret service spy working at the behest of Soviet military intelligence. He was previously acquitted of involvement after claiming that he was in his office when the pope was shot.

In a book published shortly before his death last year, Pope John Paul said of the shooting:
someone else planned it, someone else commissioned it.
So the Pope himself was a crazy Conspiracy Theorist. And it just so happens that he was also right.

My question is this: if Russian intelligence has been able to set up a lone gunman in this way, on foreign soil, why should we believe that US intelligence is not capable of such a thing, particularly on US soil?

Oh, wait a minute - coz the USA are the good guys, right???

Now let's have another look at that 1981 attempt on Reagan's life, shall we?
Not more than five hours after the attempt to kill Reagan, on the basis of the most fragmentary early reports, before Hinckley had been properly questioned, and before a full investigation had been carried out, a group of cabinet officers chaired by George Bush had ruled out a priori any conspiracy...
According to Defense Secretary Caspar Weinberger's memoirs of that day:
at almost exactly 7:00, the Vice President came to the Situation Room and very calmly assumed the chair at the head of the table.
Weinberger also recalls that:
there had been a FEMA exercise scheduled for the next day on presidential succession, with the general title 'Nine Lives.'
What a coincidence, eh?!

On Tuesday, March 31 the Houston Post published a story headed "BUSH'S SON WAS TO DINE WITH SUSPECT'S BROTHER"
Scott Hinckley, the brother of John Hinckley Jr., who is charged with shooting President Reagan and three others, was to have been a dinner guest Tuesday night at the home of Neil Bush, son of Vice President George Bush, The Houston Post has learned.
What? Another amazing coincidence, eh?

Neil Bush admitted knowing Hinckley's brother Scott, but claimed he had never met the gunman. He also said the Hinckley family had been big-time donors to Bush's political campaigns. Later investigations could find no trace of donations from the Hinckleys to Bush's campaing funds.

On March 31, the Associated Press published the following story:
The family of the man charged with trying to assassinate President Reagan is acquainted with the family of Vice President George Bush and had made large contributions to his political campaign....Scott Hinckley, brother of John W. Hinckley Jr. who allegedly shot at Reagan, was to have dined tonight in Denver at the home of Neil Bush, one of the Vice President's sons....The Houston Post said it was unable to reach Scott Hinckley, vice president of his father's Denver-based firm, Vanderbilt Energy Corp., for comment. Neil Bush lives in Denver, where he works for Standard Oil Co. of Indiana. In 1978, Neil Bush served as campaign manager for his brother, George W. Bush, the Vice President's eldest son, who made an unsuccessful bid for Congress. Neil lived in Lubbock, Texas, throughout much of 1978, where John Hinckley lived from 1974 through 1980.
More amazing coincidences, eh?!

When asked about his relationship with John Hinckley, George W. Bush followed the same line as his brother:
"It's certainly conceivable that I met him or might have been introduced to him... I don't recognize his face from the brief, kind of distorted thing they had on TV, and the name doesn't ring any bells. I know he wasn't on our staff. I could check our volunteer rolls..."
Sounds a lot like the Jack Abramoff story today, doesn't it? Hear no evil, see no evil, speak no evil...

The above information on the Reagan assasination attempt is taken from Chapter 17 of the online book, George Bush: The Unauthorized Biography. It also details how Hinckley's obsession with Jodie Foster led to a small arms charge which the FBI chose not to prosecute, strange links between Hinckley's energy baron father and the US intelligence community, and how the US government has suppressed pages of notes written by Hinckly in his jail cell, which allegedly described a government conspiracy in which he was involved.

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Funny old world isn't it?

Oh well... What are you gonna do, right?

Boy, am I tired! Time for a little nap while Magic Bunny cleans up the world's problems...

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