Date: Fri, 02 Nov 2001
13:11:17 -0600 From: "Rev. Tom Brown" - firstname.lastname@example.org
Greetings in the name of the most high, Jah Rastafari, ever faithful,
ever sure, Jah Rastafari. Please take the time to visit
www.madcowprod.com. Please read the series of articles there. Daniel
Hopsicker is the author of "Barry and the Boys", the latest book about
Barry Seal and the Mena drugs for guns operation. He is now reporting on
the WTC terrorism. He is reporting from the town in Florida where the
terrorist pilots recieved flight training, Venice.
He is reporting
the following facts.
1) The flight schools where the pilots
recieved training were purchased by two dutch nationals in 1998. These
men then set up advertizing in Europe to recruit pilot trainees. These
men obtained authorization from our State Department to issues visa
documents to these foreign nationals so they could enter the country for
flight training. These men appear to be CIA cutouts from their
2) The terrorist pilots also had recieved training at
U.S. militery bases. The pentagon has now admitted where and when these
men were trained at our bases.
3) The terrorist pilots are Saudi
nationals, associated with terrorist ops in Germany and known to the
CIA/NSA/State Department as terrorists.
4) The airport in Venice
adjoins property, and a mansion, owned by Jackson Stevens, of Stevens
Inc. of Little Rock, Arkansas. This is the largest stock brockage west of
the Mississippi. This company is documented as being part of the Mena
drug smuggling money operation. Jackson Stevens was roommate with Jimmy
Carter at Annapolis, and brokered the deal between Bert Lance and BCCI
for BCCI to purchase Bert Lances' bank when Lance got into trouble for
fraudulent loans. BCCI had been on a CIA watch list as a subversive
international bank - not allowed to deal directly with American banks.
BCCI was removed from that list and allowed to purchase Lances bank which
gave them entry to the American Banking
system. Stevens owns a law firm in Venice, Boone, Boone & Boone,
which is said to control everything in town that they don't own.
looks like Daniel has the CIA/NSA covert ops by the tail, and he needs
our attention to provide him with some cover from fallout from this
investigation. Please lend him that assistance by going to his website
www.madcowprod.com and let him know what you think about his reporting.
Also please purchase his book, Barry and the Boys, Daniel Hopsicker, 2001
- which is available in local bookstores.
Please contact all
Congressional offices to demand an investigation of Jackson Stevens,
Stevens Inc. and the militery CIA/NSA connections to the pilot
Obstruction of Justice:
Appeals Court Rejects Libel Judgment
By KELLY P. KISSEL .c
The Associated Press
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - A federal appeals
court Tuesday threw out a defamation judgment against a filmmaker
critical of former President Clinton, saying one of the conspiracy-laden
videos blurred the line between fact and fiction, but two sheriff's
deputies mentioned in the film had no standing to sue.
dismissing a $598,750 judgment against Patrick Matrisciana, the 8th U.S.
Circuit Court of Appeals in St. Louis wrote that it was not saying he
was ethical or fair in his documentary about the railroad track deaths
of two Saline County teen-agers.
The video, ``Obstruction of
Justice: the Mena Connection,'' focused on the unsolved deaths of Kevin
Ives and Don Henry. In the documentary, Pulaski County sheriff's Lts. Jay
Campbell and Kirk Lane were listed among six law enforcement officers
that alleged eyewitnesses said could be implicated ``in the murders and
the subsequent cover-up.''
The court said the sheriff's lieutenants
were public figures and had to prove Matrisciana knew the information was
false or that he was reckless in weighing information presented in the
Ives and Henry were found dead in 1987 after being hit by a
train while laying on the tracks. Their deaths were initially ruled
accidental due to marijuana intoxication, but after a second autopsy and
a lawsuit filed by Ives' parents, the deaths were ruled homicides.
``As the theory goes, they were first killed and their bodies then
laid on the tracks to make their deaths appear accidental,'' the court
Matrisciana's defense at his trial centered on his right to
freedom of expression.
He said that, according to his research,
the boys were walking down the train tracks about 4 a.m. on Aug. 23,
1987, when they came upon a small plane dropping a cargo of illegal drugs
as it flew without lights 100 feet from the ground. A witness reported
seeing the boys seized by two men, and their bodies were found after
they had been run over by a train.
Various conspiracy theories
floated during the Clinton administration suggested that illegal drugs
were routinely flown into the airport at Mena in western Arkansas during
the 1980s and that Clinton, then Arkansas' governor, knew about it but
did nothing to combat it.
Matrisciana, who also produced ``The
Clinton Chronicles,'' which took a highly critical view of the former
president, said in a telephone interview from Los Angeles that justice
had been served.
Ives-Duffey investigation into the murders of Kevin Ives and Don Henry
August 23, 1987, in a rural community just south of Little Rock, police
officers murdered two teenage boys because they witnessed a
police-protected drug drop. The drop was part of a drug smuggling
operation based at a small airport in Mena, Arkansas. The Mena operation
was set up in the early 1980's by the notorious drug smuggler, Barry
Seal. Facing prison after a drug conviction in Florida, Seal flew to
Washington, D.C., where he put together a deal that allowed him to avoid
prison by becoming an informant for the government. As a government
informant against drug smugglers, Seal testified he worked for the CIA
and the DEA. In one federal court case, he testified that his income
from March 1984 to August 1985, was between $700,000 and $800,000. This
period was AFTER making his deal with the government. Seal testified
that nearly $600,000 of this came from smuggling drugs while working for
-- and with the permission of the DEA. In addition to his duties as an
informant, Seal was used by CIA operatives to help finance the Nicaraguan
Contras. The CIA connection to the Mena operation was undeniable when
a cargo plane given to Seal by the CIA was shot down over Nicaragua with
a load of weapons. In spite of the evidence, every investigator who has
tried to expose the crimes of Mena has been professionally destroyed, and
those involved in drug smuggling operations have received continued
protection from state and federal authorities.
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Clinton Pardons Brother, Business
Partner, Former Cabinet Official
Hours before his presidency ended on Saturday, Bill Clinton
pardoned former Whitewater business partner Susan McDougal, brother Roger
Clinton and former CIA Director John Deutch — granting clemency to a total
of 140 Americans.
Other noteworthies pardoned were Housing Secretary
Henry Cisneros, found guilty of making illegal payments to an ex-mistress;
Patty Hearst, the 1970s kidnapping victim who later went to prison in
connection with a bank robbery; and Navaho Nation chief Peter MacDonald.
Another pardon was granted to former Arizona Governor Fife Symington, forced
out of office after being convicted of bank and wire fraud.
The names that didn't make the list were as notable
as those that did.
Among them: Webster Hubbell, a former law partner of
Hillary Rodham Clinton; Jonathan Pollard, a former Navy analyst imprisoned
for spying for Israel; one-time Wall Street financier Michael Milken; and
Leonard Peltier, convicted of killing two FBI agents on an Indian
reservation in 1975.
McDougal's pardon came just a day after the
Whitewater investigation finally concluded, thanks to a deal Clinton made
with special prosecutor Robert Ray. The outgoing president gave up his
Arkansas law license for five years and admitted to giving false testimony
under oath in the Monica Lewinsky case in return for an agreement by Ray not
to indict him.
"She's absolutely delighted," said McDougal's lawyer,
Mark Geragos. "She is speechless for once in her life. And I think it is
especially poignant that it was one of the last acts of Bill Clinton's
McDougal went to prison to forgo testifying in the
Convicted at a 1996 trial where Clinton gave
testimony in her defense, McDougal remained an unabashed supporter of the
president, appearing on national television in her orange prison jumpsuit to
insist that Clinton never engaged in illegal loans or other improper conduct
as prosecutors in Independent Counsel Kenneth Starr's office sought to
Her former husband, failed Arkansas savings and loan
operator James McDougal, also was convicted at the same trial but took a
markedly different path. He chose to cooperate with Starr's office and
implicated the Clintons in wrongdoing before his sudden death in prison.
Susan McDougal never wavered, embarking on a campaign
to portray the Starr as a politically motivated Republican who was on a
"personal vendetta" to pursue the Clintons at the expense of revealing the
truth. Starr and his staff repeatedly denied those allegations.
She served just 3 1/2 months of a two-year prison
term for her four felony convictions before a federal judge released her
because of a back problem.
But her freedom was short-lived. She defied a judge's
order to answer Whitewater prosecutor's questions before a federal grand
jury and was returned to jail for 18 months for civil contempt.
Frustrated that McDougal still refused to cooperate,
Starr's office decided to prosecute her on criminal contempt charges for
obstructing the grand jury investigation. The jury deadlocked, and
prosecutors chose not to retry her.
Roger Clinton was sentenced to two years in prison
after pleading guilty in 1985 to conspiring to distribute cocaine. He
cooperated with authorities and testified against other drug defendants.
He has since focused on an entertainment career. The
president was best man at his brother's wedding back in the mid-1990s.
Deutch's pardon spares the one-time spy chief and top
Pentagon official from facing a criminal trial for his mishandling of
national secrets on a home computer.
Deutch had been considering a deal with the Justice
Department in which he would plead guilty to a misdemeanor charge of keeping
classified data on his home computers.
He got in trouble as he resigned as CIA director in
1996, when agency security officials learned he had written and stored
highly classified intelligence reports on home computers linked to the
Deutch publicly apologized. Pentagon officials later
discovered Deutch had similar lapses in security during his tenure as the
No. 2 defense official.
Cisneros was Clinton's first housing secretary. He
resigned in 1996 amid an investigation into allegations that he lied to the
FBI about payments he made to a former mistress, Linda Medlar. In 1999, he
pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor charge.
Since leaving office, Cisneros served as head of
Univision, the nation's largest Spanish-language television network. Last
year, he returned to his native San Antonio to launch an organization to
provide housing for low-income families.
At age 19, Hearst was kidnapped in the 1970s by the
radical Symbionese Liberation Army. She later served part of a prison
sentence for a bank holdup in San Francisco before it was commuted by
President Carter. She is married to her former bodyguard, Bernard Shaw.
MacDonald, 72, the former leader of the Navajo
Nation, has been in a Fort Worth, Texas, medical prison since his 1992
sentencing for his role in a Window Rock, Ariz., riot that resulted in the
deaths of two of his supporters in 1989.
MacDonald was removed from office for taking bribes
and kickbacks. The two supporters were killed on July 20, 1989, by tribal
police during a march to protest what they considered a coup against their
leader. MacDonald, his health deteriorating, has been serving a 14-year
sentence for inciting the deadly riot.
Clinton Pardon's List
Associated Press Saturday, Jan. 20, 2001; 1:52 p.m. EST
A list of the
people pardoned or commuted Saturday before President Clinton left office,
as released by the White House:
COMMUTATIONS: (-editor: In Law, the change
of a penalty or punishment from a greater to a less, as banishment instead
of death. Webster's Dictionary)
Ronald Henderson Blackley
Bert Wayne Bolan
Gloria Libia Camargo
Charles F. Campbell
David Ronald Chandler
Lau Ching Chin
Donald R. Clark
Loreta De-Ann Coffman
Linda Sue Evans
Loretta Sharon Fish
Antoinette M. Frink
Gerard A. Greenfield
Jodie E. Israel
Billy Thornton Langston Jr.
Belinda Lynn Lumpkin
Kellie Ann Mann
Hugh Ricardo Padmore
Arnold Paul Prosperi
Melvin J. Reynolds
Pedro Miguel Riveiro
Carlo Anibal Vignali Jr.
Thomas Wilson Waddell III
Kim Allen Willis
PARDONS:(-editor: In Law, to release from
a punishment that has been imposed by a sentence. Webster's Dictionary)
John Deutch ("John M. Deutch, who has
admitted mishandling classified information while serving as director of the
CIA, is now under investigation for similar security violations when he
previously held high-level posts in the Defense Department, according to
confidential documents and officials familiar with the case.""U.S.
Probe Of Former CIA Chief Expands." Washington Post, 16 Sep. 2000
Edward Reynolds Downe
Marvin Dean Dudley
Larry Lee Duncan
Robert Clinton Fain
Marcos Arcenio Fernandez
William Dennis Fugazy
Lloyd Reid George
Rubye Lee Gordon
Robert Ivey Hamner
Samuel Price Handley
Woodie Randolph Handley
Jay Houston Harmon
David S. Herdlinger
Debi Rae Huckleberry
Donald Ray James
Stanley Pruet Jobe
Ruben H. Johnson
James Howard Lake
June Louise Lewis
Salim Bonnor Lewis
John Leighton Lodwick
Jose Julio Luaces
James Timothy Maness
James Lowell Manning
John Robert Martin
Frank Ayala Martinez
Silvia Leticia Beltran Martinez
John Francis McCormick
Susan H. McDougal
Howard Lawrence Mechanic
Brook K. Mitchell Sr.
Samuel Loring Morison
Charles Wilfred Morgan III
Richard Anthony Nazzaro
Charlene Ann Nosenko
Vernon Raymond Obermeier
David C. Owen
Robert W. Palmer
Kelli Anne Perhosky
Richard H. Pezzopane
Orville Rex Phillips
Vinson Stewart Poling Jr.
Norman Lyle Prouse
Willie H.H. Pruitt Jr.
Danny Martin Pursley Sr.
Charles D. Ravenel
William Clyde Ray
Alfredo Luna Regalado
Ildefonso Reynes Ricafort
Marc Rich (EX-WIFE OF PARDONEE A BIG GIVER
[THE WASHINGTON TIMES] The former wife of Marc Rich, the
fugitive commodities trader and tax evader pardoned by President Clinton in
his final hours in office, donated more than $1 million to Democratic causes
since 1992, including Bill Clinton's and Al Gore's presidential campaigns.
Mr. Rich fled to Switzerland in 1983 after the U.S. government indicted him
on 65 counts of tax fraud, racketeering and tax evasion charges that carry a
maximum 325 years in jail. http://www.drudgereport.com/flash32.htm
Last October President Clinton issued pardons to a number of
convicted Puerto Rican FALN terrorists and sent them home. This was
unusual because the terrorists were bombers who had killed several people
during the 1970s and were serving time in New York prisons. While criticism of the pardons focused on Hillary Clinton's
run for the U.S. Senate in New York, FTW reported to you accurately
(10/99) that the move was really a bargain being struck between Clinton
Rican nationalists to provide for the safety
of U.S. military forces as they prepared to direct U.S. involvement in
Colombia. After the 1999 loss of permanent bases in Panama, the closest
(and only) remaining U.S. facilities capable of supporting a Colombian
intervention are in Puerto Rico. In unpublicized testimony before the
Senate Caucus on International Narcotics Control on September 21, 1999,
Southern Command Chief, Marine General Charles Wilhelm stated that,
"...U.S. Southern Command must compensate for the loss of U.S. bases in
Panama by creating an alternative theater architecture that will support
efficient, effective and flexible CD (Counter Drug) operations into the
21st century. Puerto Rico has replaced Panama as the focal point of our
theater architecture. U.S. Army South recently completed its relocation
from Fort Clayton in Panama to Fort Buchanan; Special operations command
has displaced from its garrison locations in Panama to its new home at
naval Station, Roosevelt Roads. ...Other forward deployed elements of
SOUTHAF [U.S. air Force, Southern Command] have migrated from Howard Air
Force Base to new locations in Puerto Rico and Key West." The Puerto
Rican activists who are fighting to keep U.S. Naval operations of the
tiny island of Vieques understand fully that they are slowing
preparations for war. And signs abound that, like Vietnam, the coming war
in Colombia will not be confined to one country. In his testimony Gen.
Wilhelm commented at length on the effects of the Colombian
narco-insurgency on surrounding nations. He took special pains to lament
the power vacuum in Panama which, since the U.S. invasion in 1989 has had
no standing army. This is a great irony now for the country with the most
accessible land border with Colombia and which is reportedly providing
"unpoliced" safe havens for FARC and ELN guerillas to train, rest and
equip without fear of Colombian cross-border pursuit. This is EXACTLY the
situation that developed under CIA control in Cambodia and Laos from 1959
to 1975. Just as the Vietnam War involved North and South Vietnam,
Cambodia, Thailand, Laos, Burma and China (not to mention the USSR) the
coming conflict in Colombia will involve Colombia, Panama, Venezuela,
Equador, Peru, Bolivia, Brazil, Costa Rica and perhaps every nation in
the hemisphere. In his 1999 remarks Wilhelm took great pains to note the
deployment of military around Colombia by neighbors including Venezuela
which has, in a gesture of independence, refused to allow U.S. military
aircraft overflight privileges. That is not the case in Ecuador on
Colombia's western border where the Ecuadorian Government in rushing to help
the USAF expand an air force base and debating whether or not to make the
U.S. dollar the country's official currency. Throughout all of this the
U.S. Military will assert its presence and it will take advantage of a
multitude of political and combat environments to perfect its operational
skills and effectively re-colonize and de-populate parts of the region. On
May 23, 2000 as far north as Guatemala, which borders Mexico, General
Wilhelm ordered 40 combat Marines into that country, equipped with Black
hawk and Chinook helicopter gunships. Their purpose: to fight drugs. And
lastly, tried and true CIA-friendly politicians, are beginning to lay the
groundwork for direct intervention in Panama to guarantee a Vietnam-like
feeding frenzy. On June 9, while covering Congressional hearings on the
drug trade, Reuters reported that, " 'The war in neighboring Colombia
against well-armed narco-terrorist forces, financed through laundered
drug profits through Panama's banks is escalating and threatens to spread
throughout the region,' said Rep. Dana Rohrabacher, a California
Republican. 'Panama does not have an army, navy or air force. The
Panamanian government and its national police force have reputations for
corruption and inefficiency.' " Thanks to our long standing friendship
with author and investigator Jonn Christian, co-author of "The
assassination of Robert F. Kennedy," and author of a forthcoming sequel
to his original (1978) work "Fatal Connections: Linking the Kennedy and
King Assassinations," we know something more about Rohrabacher. And it
fits all too well into the Vietnam mold. FTW is in possession of LAPD
reports and San Diego police intelligence files indicating that the
diminutive Rohrabacher, then just 20, was intimately connected with armed
radical right-wing CIA funded elements that had been planning
assassinations of both Martin Luther King and Bobby Kennedy. In fact,
Rohrabacher, then a young conservative Republican, was at the Ambassador
hotel on June 5, 1968, the night that RFK was assassinated and was
interviewed by LAPD. That murder led to the eventual election of Richard
Nixon and the prolongation of the Vietnam War for another seven painful,
profitable years. The parallels between Colombia and Vietnam are
inescapable and unavoidable. After twenty-five years, the passing of an
entire generation, the forces that govern us behind the scenes are poised
to unleash another "floating crap game" of profits, corporate expansion,
re-colonization and even genocide. The one glaring and hope-giving
difference is that this time the war will be justified on the basis of
fighting not Communists, but drug traffickers - and only one gang of drug
traffickers at that. We will see the American people's willingness to
accept this ploy when the children of the bull market begin to die. http://email@example.com/msg01280.html Reprinted under the Fair Use
of international copyright law.
CLEAROUT: TAKE $200,000 WORTH OF WHITE HOUSE FURNISHINGS... DAILY MAIL
January 22, 2001
Bill Clinton bid a reluctant farewell to the White
House on Saturday, taking an unprecedented $200,000 worth of furnishings to
remember it by. The items included works of art, chinaware and rugs - many
of them gifts from the ex-president's supporters in Hollywood - amassed during
his eight years in office. http://www.drudgereport.com/flash53.htm
House Trashed By Clinton's Staff ....Jan.26.2001
Clinton staff 'vandalised' White House by Jeremy Campbell in
President George Bush has launched an investigation into
what appears to be a systematic disabling of White House equipment by
outgoing members of Bill Clinton's staff, and obscene messages left for the
The inquiry, which could result in prosecution,
was prompted by what internet journalist Matt Drudge called "acts of
vandalism and destruction of federal property" and widespread sabotage of
White House office equipment.
Telephone lines have been cut,
voice-mail messages changed to scatological, lewd greetings. One Bush
staffer's grandmother telephoned his office from the Midwest and was
"horrified" by what she heard on his message machine.
lines were switched to the wrong offices. Desks were turned upside down and
rubbish scattered everywhere.
Filing cabinets were glued shut,
pornographic pictures inserted into computer printers, together with obscene
slogans. In one office hallway, lewd graffiti had been written with a Magic
Harriet Miers, assistant to President Bush, will head the
investigation and will consider legal action against individuals for theft.
White House aides are providing her with names of Clinton staffers who
occupied offices in which the sabotage is particularly blatant.
Video films of the ransacked quarters and damaged equipment are
being prepared, as well as taped interviews with key people.
in the vice president's quarters next to the White House were also found in
a "complete shambles". Tipper Gore, wife of outgoing Vice President Al Gore
said she was "mortified" and apologised to incoming Vice-President Dick
Earlier this week it was learned that many computer
keyboards in the White House are missing the letter "W" which is President
Bush's middle initial. He is often known by that alone. It was the extent
and organised nature of the mischief that apparently persuaded the incoming
Bush staffers that it was more than just a prank.
"There are dozens,
if not hundreds, of keyboards with these missing keys," a White House aide
said. "In some cases the 'W' is marked out, but the most prevalent example
is the key being removed.
"In some cases the 'W' keys have been
taped on top of the doorways, which are 12 feet tall. In other cases, they
were glued on with Superglue, right way up or upside down."
vandalism occurred in "any number" of different offices, the aide said. "It
has the technical and computer support people very busy. They already have
quite a lot to do. I don't believe they expected to be coping with this as
The new White House staff have been told to keep quiet for
now about the extent of the damage, Mr Drudge said. That means the worst may
not be known yet. Prosecutions are considered likely.
The Nightmare Called
Bill Clinton Haunts OnWednesday,
January 31, 2001
Bill Clinton’s despicable legacy lives on.
It didn’t end when his aides vandalized the
White House and Old Executive Office Building, stripping “W” keys off
computer keyboards, sealing desk drawers closed with glue and redirecting
computers to porn sites.
It didn’t end with Bill and Hillary sneaking
out of 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue with silverware, plates and
God-knows-what-else hidden in their suitcases.
And it didn’t end with the Clinton entourage
stripping Air Force One bare of coffee cups, glassware and logo towels
during the flight from Washington to New York.
No, Clinton continues to moon the American
public and rip off taxpayers every chance he gets.
The former President, one of the youngest
ever to leave the White House alive, plans to rent more than 8,000 square
feet of prime office space in Manhattan, signing a lease for the entire 56th
Floor of New York City’s Carnegie Tower at a cost of more than $700,000 a
year to American taxpayers.
That’s more than the cost we currently pay
for all of the office space for all of the other ex-presidents (Ford, Bush,
Reagan and Carter).
“President Clinton’s office space would
shatter all previous records for former presidents, who are already living
high on the taxpayer tab,” said Pete Sepp of the National Taxpayers Union.
That’s our Bill. If there’s a record for
ripping off the taxpayer, or bringing the image of the Presidency to a new
low, your can be sure he will shatter it.
It wasn’t enough to bring shame to the Oval
Office with perjury, obstruction of justice and blowjobs from eager young
interns. Clinton continues to drop his pants and flash his ass to the world
for all to see. He doesn’t care. He’s Peck’s ultimate bad boy, the flashy
rogue who always gets away and thumbs his nose at all who shake their heads
and wonder how he does it.
From lying to the American public (“I did not
have sex with that woman”), perjuring himself before a grand jury,
obstructing justice at every turn and, finally, to selling pardons to the
highest bidders, Clinton has over and over again proven himself to be
nothing more than Arkansas trailer trash.
Here is a man who, along with his shameless
wife, is more than $10 million in debt from legal bills alone, yet who
manages to get not one, but two, multi-million dollar mortgages for mansions
in New York and Washington and furnish them by openly soliciting lavish
gifts from political supporters.
Then he charges the federal government rent
for the U.S. Secret Service operations on his New York estate, rent which
just happens to be the same as his mortgage payment.
Now he plans to move into lavish, $700
grand-a-year offices in Manhattan.
Yes, Bill Clinton has left Washington.
However, the legacy of that rotten, corrupt
son-of-a-bitch will continue to haunt (and cost) us for years to come.
TO the delight of the White House, Ambrose Evans-Pritchard is leaving
Washington. Time and again his stories on the Clintons and their abuses of
power have been proved correct. He leaves with a warning for Americans
It was something of a compliment, I suppose, when the White House singled me
out for attack in their report on the media "food chain" assault against the
Clintons. Now, apparently, the President's men are relishing the prospect of
my departure after four years as Washington correspondent for The Telegraph
- the notorious London "tabloid", as they call it.
British invasion we're glad is over," the White House told George magazine.
"The guy was nothing but a pain in the ass."
Good. Let me state for
the record that I was not sent to Washington as part of a British
government plot to destabilise the Clinton Administration in revenge for US
meddling in Ulster. Or at least, I don't think I was. Contrary to assertions
made in a Congressional hearing, I have never worked for British military
intelligence, or MI5, or MI6, or for that matter MI7.5 - the fabled Welsh
No, I found my own way into a spitting match with President
Clinton. It was the last thing I expected upon arriving in Washington,
for I had succumbed to the Clinton charm years before at a meeting of the
Democratic Leadership Council. As for Hillary, I was rather taken by her
image of flinty altruism.
Disappointment was swift, however. I was
stunned when the new President - barely installed in the White House -
repudiated his campaign promise for a tax cut. It was downhill from there.
The Clintons look good from a distance. As Yale Law School graduates they
have mastered the language and style of the mandarin class. It is only
when you walk through the looking glass into the Arkansas underworld they
came from that you begin to realise something is horribly wrong.
learn that Bill Clinton grew up in the Dixie mafia stronghold of Hot
Springs, and that his brother, Roger, was a convicted drug dealer who was
once taped during under-cover surveillance saying "got to get some for my
brother, he's got a nose like a vacuum cleaner". You learn about sworn
testimony that links Clinton to cocaine smuggling in the early 1980s. You
learn that Clinton's chief of security in Little Rock was gunned down in
1993 by assassins who seem to be enjoying immunity.
Oh, yes, and let
us not forget the allegation that Bill and Hillary helped empty a bank
called Madison Guaranty - but I will leave that to the special
prosecutor, Kenneth Starr.
Bill Clinton is not the first president
with the skeletons of the mob in his closet. Harry Truman, for instance, was
a protege of the Pendergast crime machine in Kansas City. All you have to
know about Bill Clinton is that he chose Patsy Thomasson - top lieutenant of
convicted cocaine dealer Dan Lasater - to be his White House chief of
Once that has sunk in, you can start to understand how
seriously this president has been compromised, and how much of a threat
he could pose to the democratic system if allowed to get away with
incremental abuse at a national level.
The Clintons wasted little
time taking charge of the US Justice Department. All US Attorneys were asked
to hand in their resignations. It was a move of breath-taking audacity, one
that gave the Clintons control over the prosecutorial machinery of the
federal government in every judicial district in the country.
then set about eliminating the Director of the FBI, William Sessions, who
was known for his refusal to countenance White House interference in the
affairs of the Bureau. The post of FBI Director is supposed to be a 10-year
appointment that puts it above politics. But Sessions was toppled in a
Washington putsch, without a murmur of protest from America's press, and
replaced by the hapless errand boy Louis Freeh. And I almost forgot, the
Clintons installed their friend Webster Hubbell as "shadow" Attorney General
- until Hubbell was jailed for Arkansas crimes.
When you are living
through events day by day it is hard to know whether you are witnessing a
historic turning point, or just mistaking the usual noise of politics for
something meaningful. But there is no doubt that strange things have been
going on in America.
The Clinton era has spawned an armed militia
movement involving tens of thousands of people. The last time anything like
this occurred was in the 1850s with the emergence of the southern gun clubs.
It is easy to dismiss the militia as Right-wing nuts: it is much harder to
read the complex sociology of civic revolt. At the very least the militias
reveal the hatred building up against the irksome yuppies who run the
It is under this president that domestic terrorism has
become a feature of life in America, culminating in the destruction of
the Oklahama federal building on April 19, 1995. What set the deadly spiral
in motion was the Waco assault two years before, and the cover-up that
No official has ever lost a day's pay for precipitating the
incineration of 80 people, most of them women and children, in the worst
abuse of power since Wounded Knee a century ago. Instead of shame and
accountability, the Clinton administration accused the victims of setting
fire to themselves and their children, a posthumous smear that does not bear
serious scrutiny. It then compounded the injustice by pushing for a
malicious prosecution of the survivors.
Nothing does more to sap the
life of a democracy than the abuse of power. Public trust is dangerously
low. According to polls, barely a quarter of the American people now feel
that they can count on the federal government to do the right thing.
A majority refuse to accept that Vincent Foster committed suicide, and they
have good reason for their doubts. The paramedics and crime scene witnesses
in Fort Marcy Park on July 20, 1993, tell a story that flatly contradicts
the official findings. A police Polaroid shows a .22 calibre bullet wound in
Foster's neck that the autopsy somehow failed to note. Are Americans to
believe that Hillary Clinton's closest friend shot himself twice, with two
The Washington press corps has chosen not to report
on this sort of thing, of course, because it always gives more weight to the
utterings of an "official" source, with a title, than it does to the
testimony of a common citizen. It has the matter backwards, in my opinion,
because the "official" usually has the greater interest in lying.
Even so, the truth is getting out. Unauthorised stories are reaching the
public through the samizdat links of the Internet and talk radio. From there
it disseminates by word of mouth, spreading a thick layer of cynicism across
Of all the bad things that Clinton has done to America,
the worst is turning the FBI into a federal replica of the Arkansas State
Police. Whether it is the persecution of dissident investigators in the air
disasters of Pan Am 103 and TWA 800, or allowing the White House to peruse
the secret files of political opponents, or the alledged intimidation of key
witnesses in the Foster case, the FBI is starting to look like the
enforcement arm of a police state.
The latest shocker is the decision
to punish Frederic Whitehurst, the whistle-blower who first came forward
with tales of corruption at the FBI crime labs. An internal inquiry has
conceded that the lab tilted evidence "to incriminate the defendants" and
cooked up the theory that a fertiliser bomb blew up the Oklahoma federal
building after it found fertiliser at the house of a suspect, Terry Nichols.
But the Justice Department seems more interested in denigrating Whitehurst,
the lone hero of this sorry tale, than flagellating itself.
the treatment of Carol Howe, the undercover informant who tracked the early
stages of what appears to be the Oklahoma bombing conspiracy. The moment she
surfaced as a threat to the "lone bomber" case against Timothy McVeigh, this
January, she was indicted on criminal charges.
The FBI claims that
she was dropped as an informant months before the bombing, but debriefing
reports show the Bureau continued to receive her intelligence weeks after
the blast. They also show that she named members of a neo-Nazi terrorist
cell who had cased the Oklahoma federal building in December 1994 with the
intention of bombing it. Yet the FBI did not follow up her reports. It
conducted 26,000 witness interviews, most of them irrelevant, but could not
find time to pursue the suspects who were specifically named by a paid
This leaves the nasty suspicion that the FBI is shielding
this neo-Nazi group in order to cover its own tracks. If it turns out that
the bombing was a bungled sting operation by the FBI, as some of the victims
are now alleging, the only fit response is to send bulldozers down
Pennsylvania Avenue to flatten the Hoover Building once and for all.
A monument should be raised on the rubble of the FBI headquarters that reads
Quis Custodiet Ipsos Custodes? (Who Shall Guard the Guards?) as a warning
to free-born Americans of the next millennium.
Is Bill Clinton to
blame? Of course he is. Degradation spreads from the top down. Four years
were damaging enough. Another four, if Clinton lasts, will do real harm to
the institutions of the US federal government.
Perhaps it is impolite
for a London newspaper to say such things about a president of the United
States. Many people think so. Clinton is not so bad, the argument goes. He
is running a pretty good economy. The planes are flying on time. But you
could have said the same about Benito Mussolini. A lot of people did, in
fact, much to their regret later.
Critics tell me that I have
invested too much emotion in my quarrel with the Clintons. To that I plead
guilty. It comes from befriending so many of their victims. I am content to
be blacklisted as the "mad scribbler" - as the Washington Post called me
this week - for I am confident that one dayhistorians are going to view
Clinton as a the last great cad of the 20th century, or worse.
the American people I bid a fond farewell. Guard your liberties. It is the
trust of each generation to pass a free republic to the next. And if I know
you right, you will rouse yourself from slumber to ensure exactly that.
"The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil - is for good men to do
- Edmund Burke =======================================================