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The Asbestos Connection

When you have eliminated the impossible, whatever remains, however, improbable, must be the truth.
~ Sir Arthur Conan Doyle (1859-05-22 1930-07-07 age:71), creator of Sherlock Holmes


I wondered why all the Democrats were so timid in criticising George W. Bush. I wondered if they feared foul play reprisals from the Republicans. Were they cowed by the anthrax attacks against Daschle and Leahy? Were they cowed by the strange way Democrats died so often in supposedly accidental plane crashes? I started digging and each loose thread I pulled on lead to another and another. Here some of what I have found so far. If I am bumped off too, likely it will be because I poked my nose a little too deeply into the mystery.

The Curious Asbestos Connection

The following table contains all state and federal American politicians killed in plane crashes since 1980 and a few others who suffered similar incidents. If you notice errors or omissions please email me.
Unnatural Deaths and Near Deaths of American Politicians 1980-2010
Date Who Party Description How Died Notes
1976-08-03 Jerry Litton running for senator in Missouri. plane crash Litton won the primary on 1976-08-03. That evening, Litton, his wife and children were killed when their plane crashed en route to a victory celebration in Kansas City.
1978-08-02 Dick Obenshain Just won Virginia Senate nomination from John Warner. plane crash light plane crashed near Richmond Virginia. John Warner inherited the nomination. Warner is now top Republican on the Senate Armed Services Committee.
1980-12-08 John Lennon Hippy Musician. It may seem odd to include him as a politician, but he was the most politically influential person of his generation. shooting Lennon died. Some claim the US government was responsible. There is no doubt the establishment considered him a threat to public order. Mark David Chapman shot John Lennon.
1981-03-30 Ronald Reagan President of the USA. shooting John Hinckley, a member of a prominent Republican family, friend of the Bush family, shot the president along with his Press Secretary James Brady, secret service agent McCarthy and Metropolitan Police Officer Thomas Delahanty. The president was not killed, but Brady was severely disabled.
1983-09-01 Lawrence (Larry) Patton McDonald Democratic U.S. Representative from Georgia 7th District, John Birch Society member. terrorism Killed when Korean Airlines jet on which he was a passenger was shot down by the Soviet military, at sea over the Sea of Japan.
1984-06-18 Alan Berg He was loud, obnoxious and opinionated, the Rush Limbaugh of his day, only with a liberal bias. murder machine gunned to death by Robert J. Matthews, leader of a Christian Identity splinter group.
1987-05-05 William Casey Head of the CIA (Central Intelligence Agency) and Reagan campaign manager brain cancer Serious stroke on 1986-12-15 two days before he was to testify against Ronald Reagan about the Iran Contra Affair, which excused him from testifying.
1988-04-08 James (Jim) Waltermire Republican Secretary of state of Montana. air crash Killed in a plane crash near Helena, Lewis and Clark County, Montana. While returning from a campaign appearance.
1988-05-29 Salem bin Laden Saudi Osama bin Laden’s older brother, major investor in George W. Bush’s Arbusto Energy. air crash Killed in a ultra light plane crash in Texas. The accident report was kept secret.
1988-08-17 Arnold Lewis Raphel U.S. Ambassador to Pakistan under Reagan. terrorism Killed when a plane in which he was a passenger was blown up in midair by terrorists, near Bahawalpur, Pakistan.
1988-09-22 Douglas Huff Illinois State Representative, advocate for biowarfare theory of AIDS (Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome) promoting Ted Strecker’s work. Not known to be a drug user. drug overdose Massive overdose of heroin and cocaine. Ted Strecker himself mysteriously suicided by firearm on 1988-08-11. The family said he was not depressed. He left no note.
1989-08-07 George (Mickey) Thomas Leland Democratic Representative from Texas 18th District air crash killed in a plane crash near Gambela, Ethiopia.
1989-08-13 Larkin I. Smith Republican Representative from Mississippi 5th District air crash killed in a plane crash in a private aircraft crash in the DeSoto National Forest, Mississippi, while en route from Hattiesburg to Gulfport
1989-11-10 Craig J. Spence lobbyist and procurer who organised child sex parties in the Reagan/Bush White House in the 1980s. unknown, presumed suicide Found dead in his room at the Ritz Carlton in Boston, dead of no apparent cause. He had earlier told a friend: I may be disappearing soon. It will be sudden. It may appear to be a suicide, but it won’t be.
1990-07-11 Gary Caradori retired state police investigator Explosion in small aircraft. Killed in a small plane explosion over Aurora, Illinois. Gary Caradori was a retired state police investigator who had been hired by the Nebraska Senate to investigate what the Washington Times called A homosexual prostitution ring. On the morning of 1989-06-29, the Times reported, “A homosexual prostitution ring is under investigation by federal and District authorities and includes among its clients key officials of the Reagan and Bush administrations, military officers, congressional aides and U.S. and foreign businessmen with close ties to Washington’s political elite.” Gary Caradori died mysteriously while investigating Lawrence E. King, Jr., (not CNN (Cable News Network) ’s Larry King) a very influential black Republican and close friend of George Herbert Walker Bush. King was director of the Franklin Community Credit Union in Omaha, Nebraska and was suspected of embezzling $40 million. Within weeks, the Nebraska Senate found itself questioning child prostitutes, who accused King of running a child prostitution ring. One of these children said that she saw George Herbert Walker Bush at one of King’s parties. Pronto, a newspaper in Barcelona, Spain, reported that the scandal appears to directly implicate politicos of the state of Nebraska and Washington DC who are very close to the White House and George Bush himself. On 1990-07-11, Gary Caradori was killed along with his 6-year old son in the crash of his small plane after a mid-air explosion, the cause of which was never discovered. He had told friends repeatedly in the weeks before his death that he was afraid his plane would be sabotaged. Caradori told Senator Loran Schmit he would fly that night from Chicago on his private plane with his son en route to Lincoln, Nebraska, with the evidence. Earlier Schmit had been warned to drop the investigation since it would reach the highest levels of the Republican party. Immediately after his death, the FBI (Federal Bureau of Investigation) seized and sealed all his papers. Watch the Discovery Channel video Conspiracy of Silence about the scandal that Bush 41 managed to suppress at the time. The story is complicated.
1990-11-09 Alicia Owen’s brother brother of Alicia Owen, aka Alicia Owens, witness in the Bush 41 paedophile scandal apparent suicide by hanging Alicia Owen refused to recant and was sentenced to 27 years in prison for perjury. She was kept in solitary confinement longer than any other female in Nebraska history. 76 other witnesses recanted their testimony.
1991-01-17 Shawn Boner brother of Troy Boner, witness in the Bush 41 paedophile scandal who then recanted his testimony under duress. Russian roulette Troy said his brother was afraid of guns and would never play Russian roulette. Later Troy Boner recanted his recantation saying years later, on 1993-10-27, Troy Boner made a sworn statement in which he said that he had recanted his original testimony because, I truly believed and still do believe that it was a situation where I must either ‘lie or die’. 76 other witnesses recanted their testimony.
1991-04-04 Henry John Heinz III Republican Representative from Pennsylvania 18th District, 1971-77; U.S. Senator from Pennsylvania, 1977-91 air crash killed in a small plane crash at Merion, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania.
1991-04-05 John Goodwin Tower Republican Senator from Texas, 1961-85 air crash Tower was Nominated for Secretary of Defense in 1989, but defeated amid allegations of heavy drinking and womanizing. He was appointed by the Reagan/Bush Administration to chair the bipartisan committee to investigate the Iran/Contra scandals. He directed the Tower Report and had all the Iran Contra documents that told the real story. He was killed in a plane crash near Brunswick, Glynn County, Georgia along with this daughter Marian, one day after Henry John Heinz III.
1991-08-10 Danny Casolaro Investigator of government corruption suicide An investigative reporter, Danny told his friends he was meeting an informant to bring back the head of the Octopus, his name for an interlocking network of criminal conspiracy that reaches into many branches of the U.S. government, many other national governments, when his body was found in a hotel in Martinsburg, West Virginia. Much of the evidence he had gathered was missing. The death was ruled a suicide, but the evidence supports murder.
1993-05-19 George Speaker Mickelson Republican Governor of South Dakota, 1987-93; Presidential Elector for South Dakota, 1992 air crash killed in a plane crash.
1996-04-28 William Colby former director of the CIA. Investigated the Bush 41 paedophile scandal. midnight canoeing accident He was not in the habit of taking midnight canoe trips and he hold his wife he was feeling mildly ill that day.
1996-05-03 Ronald Harmon Brown Chairman of Democratic National Committee, 1989-92; U.S. Secretary of Commerce, 1993-96; air crash killed in a plane crash during a storm, in Croatia.
1996-05-08 Terry Yeakey police officer investigating Oklahoma city bombing murder crudely faked as suicide One of the first on the scene at the Oklahoma city bombing. Pointed out many lies in the official report. Death officially ruled a suicide.
1998-01-05 Sonny Bono second biggest Republican fundraiser next to Newt Gingrich Skiing accident You are probably chuckling over this one. Consider though that there are only about 30 skiing deaths a year in the USA. Granted Bono was 62 at the time increasing his risk.
1998-05-06 Cecil Franklin Weeding Democratic member of Montana state house of representatives, 1970-72; member of Montana state senate, 1985-94 air crash killed in a plane crash near Lodge Pole, Blaine County, Montana.
1999-02-08 Steve Kangas Left wing webmaster who wrote about Richard Mellon Scaife’s campaign of disinformation to combat liberalism. suicide by two gunshots to the head Died 3.22 megameters (2,000 miles) from home in the offices of Richard Mellon Scaife, of the Mellon bank family.
1999-07-17 John F. Kennedy Jr. Son of the assassinated President John F. Kennedy. Democratic crown prince. Not active in politics at the time of his death. air crash killed in a plane crash along with his wife. Possibly from plastique explosives.
2000-03-28 Grover C. Robinson III Democrat Pensacola member of Florida state house of representatives, 1972-84. air crash Killed in a helicopter crash at Lake Manapouri, New Zealand.
2000-10-06 Thomas Allgood, Sr. Lawyer; Democratic member of Georgia state senate, 1977-91. Member, American Bar Association; American Judicature Society; American Trial Lawyers Association. air crash Killed in the crash of a single-engine airplane, during takeoff from Daniel Field, Augusta, Richmond County, Georgia.
2000-10-06 Charles B. Yates Business executive; banker; Democratic candidate for U.S. Representative from New Jersey 6th District, 1970, 1974; member of New Jersey state house of assembly, 1972-78; member of New Jersey state senate, 1978-82. air crash Killed, along with his family, in the crash of a small plane he was piloting, near Edgartown, Martha’s Vineyard, Dukes County, Massachusetts.
2000-10-17 Melvin (Mel) Eugene Carnahan Democratic Missouri Governor, died running as a candidate for Democratic senator, Kyoto supporter, leading opponent of Ashcroft’s pro asbestos bill. Even dead, Carnahan still collected enough votes to defeat Ashcroft in the senate race. air crash killed in a plane crash along with one of his sons and a campaign advisor.
2001-07-18 James Hatfield Author of a book highly critical of George W. Bush called Fortunate Son suicide or murder made to look as suicide died from an overdose of prescription drugs at age 43.
2001-09-11 Jasper Baxter Twice a Democratic candidate for Pennsylvania House of Representatives. terrorism Killed in World Trade Center II tower terrorist attack.
2001-09-11 Stanley Hall Raytheon Director of Electronic warfare program management. Raytheon did the retrofit of the A-3 that hit the Pentagon, where Bush claimed Flight 77 hit it. terrorism Disappeared on American airlines Flight 77, the one that supposedly hit the Pentagon but did not.
2001-09-11 Peter Gay Raytheon VP (Vice President) of Electronic Systems on special assignment at the El Segundo, CA (California) division office where the Global Hawk UAV (Unmanned Aerial Vehicle) remote control system is made. Raytheon did the retrofit of the A-3 that hit the Pentagon, where Bush claimed Flight 77 hit it. terrorism Disappeared on American airlines Flight 11, the one that supposedly hit the North World Trade Tower I.
2001-09-11 Kenneth Waldie Raytheon Senior Quality Control Engineer for Electronic Systems. Raytheon did the retrofit of the A-3 that hit the Pentagon, where Bush claimed Flight 77 hit it. terrorism Disappeared on American airlines Flight 11, the one that supposedly hit the North World Trade Tower I.
2001-09-11 David Kovalcin Raytheon Senior Mechanical Engineer for Electronic Systems. Raytheon did the retrofit of the A-3 that hit the Pentagon, where Bush claimed Flight 77 hit it. terrorism Disappeared on American airlines Flight 11, the one that supposedly hit the North World Trade Tower I.
2001-09-11 Herbert Homer Raytheon Corporate Executive working with the Department of Defense. Raytheon did the retrofit of the A-3 that hit the Pentagon, where Bush claimed Flight 77 hit it. terrorism Disappeared on United airlines Flight 175, the one that supposedly hit the South World Trade Tower II.
2001-10-05 Bob Stevens He worked as a photo editor for American Media, who owns the National Enquirer. anthrax letter
received anthrax letter. He was the first person in 25 years in the United States to die of the inhaled form of anthrax. This was a very high grade military anthrax traced back to a lab at the Pentagon. The Bush family suffered enormous embarrassment at the hands of the Enquirer when they published a photo of daughter Jenna Bush, obviously intoxicated, cigarette in hand, cavorting on the floor with another drunken female.
2001-10-15 Tom Daschle Senate Democratic Leader, pushed Pentagon to greater care in asbestos removal. anthrax letter
attempted murder
received anthrax letter. Anthrax traced to US military. Daschle then had a personality change and thereafter behaved like Don Knotts and became a Republican butt kisser. The FBI ordered the Ames database of anthrax fingerprints used for detecting anthrax sources destroyed, but they were not prosecuted for obstruction of justice. Later the anthrax was discovered to be ultra-high quality trillion particles per gram from the Ames laboratory. Then the investigation was dropped without explanation. Oddly the White House staff went on cipro (anthrax treatment) a couple of weeks before the anthrax attacks. That suggests they had accidentally exposed themselves.
2001-11-16 Pat Leahy Democratic senate judiciary chair, opponent of asbestos litigation reform. Chair of asbestos hearings. anthrax letter
attempted murder
received anthrax letter even more potent than Daschle’s, a trillion spores per gram. Anthrax traced to US military. The attack turned Leahy from a lion to a pussycat and after angrily demanding Ashcroft’s appearance at his committee, Leahy handled Ashcroft with kid gloves and all but publicly kissed his butt.
2002-01-25 Clifford Baxter Enron Vice President apparent suicide found dead in his car with a bullet wound to the head, dead at age 43. There was plenty of motive for murder.
2002-10-25 Paul Wellstone Democratic senator, highly vocal opponent of George W. Bush’s constitution suspending, worked on W.R. Grace Asbestos case, introduced a bill to ban asbestos. Wellstone was also an opponent of doing whatever Israel asked, hated by the AIPAC (American Israel Public Affairs Committee) pro-Israel lobby. air crash killed in a plane crash along with his wife, daughter and five others enroute to the funeral is Eveleth, Minnesota of Frank (Martin) Rukavina, father of Tom Rukavina, Democratic Virginia state senator.
A pilot [Richard Conry] who died in the crash that killed Sen. Paul Wellstone near a Minnesota airfield last year wanted to cancel the flight because of possible icing, according to information made public Friday by the National Transportation Safety Board.… Steven Thornton, a Federal Aviation Administration preflight specialist, said he feared somebody may have pressured Wellstone’s pilot to fly the senator to a funeral in northeastern Minnesota.
~ Leslie Miller of Associated Press
We had to kill off Wellstone to get it.
~ Mike Clement at a 2004 Republican rally

Two other pilots landed just before Wellstone, saying there was no problem. Doppler radar showed no change in weather.

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~ Paul Wellstone (1944-07-21 2002-10-25 age:58)
2003-07-01 Raymond Lemme inspector General on the Clint Curtis case. Clint Curtis charged U.S. Congressman Tom Feeney (R-FL) with asking him to design a vote-rigging software prototype. apparent suicide found dead in a Valdosta, Georgia motel room.
2003-07-18 Dr. David Kelly Brit who accused Tony Blair of sexing up a report on the dangers of Saddam Hussein. slashed wrists faked suicide according to paramedics. Actually an assassination.
2003-09-22 Margie Schoedinger Woman who filed a lawsuit against George W. Bush accusing him of raping both her and her husband. bullet to the head bullet to the head, officially ruled suicide. Some dismiss this charge as preposterous. But then consider, this is exactly what Bush ordered for prisoners in Abu Ghraib and children in Iraq prisons. Police said she dated Bush prior to his marriage. She filed papers in Fort Bend on 2002-12-02. Prior to her death she claimed she had been harassed, that her bank account had been interfered with, that she had been threatened and beaten. Houston Chronicle Article. Could you imagine the violent death of Genifer Flowers getting this little publicity?
2004-02-04 Bill Frist Republican house leader, famed for pretending to provide homes for cats and dogs and instead selling them for vivisection experiments as a way to earn money in college. bottle of poison sent in the mail Ricin is a deadly poison, not an infectious agent. Received a vial of ricin in the mail. Ricin is much less dangerous than anthrax. It is only dangerous if ingested or injected. No one was harmed.
2004-04-22 Pat Tillman Football player, later soldier in Afghanistan and Iraq. friendly fire Had arranged a meeting with Noam Chomsky. Opposed the war in Iraq and Afghanistan.
2004-12-13 Gary Webb Pulitzer Prize winning reporter who exposed CIA drug dealing. apparent suicide shooting himself in the head twice.
2005-02-20 Hunter S. Thompson Gonzo journalist who wrote a book highly critical of George W. Bush. apparent suicide Thompson said that George W. Bush came to visit him in the 70s along with some drug dealers. Bush passed out in his bathtub. Thompson was working on a book about sex scandals in the White House at the time of his death. A week before his suicide Thompson sprayed his Boulder Colorado audience with a fire extinguisher to liven them up, and odd thing for someone suicidally depressed do. As further evidence of his depression, he did a CTV (Canadian Television network) interview shortly before his death wearing a rotating light helmet. Thompson accused Bush of being a cocaine dealer, then apparently had a fit of suicidal regret.
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2005-02-26 R. Gregory Stevens co-chairman of the Bush/Cheney Entertainment Task Force, in other words the person who may have been in charge of assigning Jeff Gannon undercover prostitute to entertain Tony Blair. overdose of cocaine and oxycontin Stevens was only 42 years old and died in a guest room at actress Carrie (Princess Leia) Fisher’s home. The motive for Bush to murder Stevens would have been to silence Stevens on what he knew about Gannongate. He’s one of her best friends, Fisher’s publicist Carol Marshall said. He was staying at her house as many of her friends do when they come into town. There is no mention of Stevens’s family in any of the obituaries or his biography. Presumably he was single. details, details, details.
2005-03-05 Nicola Calipari left wing Bodyguard of Italian journalist Giuliana Sgrena. Sgrena reports on American atrocities in Iraq. Ambushed and shot to death by American soldiers shortly after Sgrena was released as an Iraqi hostage. Sgrena was seriously injured but not killed. Americans claim she ran a checkpoint. Sgrena says no such thing. There was no checkpoint and that she had been warned of the ambush. She had already passed several checkpoints and her procession was big news and carefully monitored by the Americans. According to Sgrena, it was no accident. As expected, Americans exonerated themselves. The Italians did not buy it.
2006-07-05 Ken Lay Enron CEO (Chief Executive Officer), swindler awaiting jail sentence, friend of George W. Bush whom he dubbed Kenny boy heart attack with no prior history of heart trouble at age 64. Lay helped Bush pick out his cabinet. Cheney and Lay devised America’s energy policies that allowed utilities to rip off California for billions of dollars. Lay was convicted of 11 counts of securities fraud in the Enron scandal. The motive for foul play would be to stop Lay from squealing about Cheney and Bush’s rôle in the Enron scandal. Clifford Baxter the VP of Enron died of an apparent suicide on 2002-01-25.
2006-07-12 Neil Coulbeck Enron witness found dead in a park, death unexplained. He worked for the Royal Bank of Scotland.
2006-07-21 Adamo Bove CIA witness leapt from a freeway overpass, leaving no suicide note. Bove was a master at detecting hidden phone networks. Recently, at the direction of Milan prosecutors, he’d used mobile phone records to trace how a Special Removal Unit composed of CIA and SISMI (the Italian CIA) agents abducted Abu Omar, an Egyptian cleric and flew him to Cairo where he was tortured. The Omar kidnapping and the alleged involvement of 26 CIA agents, whom prosecutors seek to arrest and extradite, electrified Italian media.
2006-12-13 Senator Tim Johnson Democratic Senator from South Dakota Had an apparent stroke while doing an interview. However, it was not a stroke or heart attack. There is obvious motive for the Republicans to poison or disable Senator Johnson because it breaks the Democratic majority in the Senate.
2008-12-22 Mike Connell Karl Rove’s Election Thief single engine plane crash Mike Connell was Karl Rove’s chief IT (Information Technology) consultant who was facing subpoena in connection with 2004 Presidential election fraud in Ohio. Election fraud analyst and author Mark Crispin Miller notes that the timing and circumstances of Connell’s death — between deposition and trial — are too suspicious and convenient for Rove and the Bush administration, not to merit a thorough investigation.

The Four Patterns

If you casually examine that table you might notice four patterns:
  1. Politicians are much more prone to die in plane crashes than ordinary people.
  2. Prior to the Clinton era, only the Republicans were accident prone. With the Clinton era and on, only the Democrats were.
  3. Opposing asbestos seems to bring on the wrath of the gods. Asbestos causes health problems particularly mesothelioma lung cancer.
  4. The safest time for politicians is in the winter, November to February, odd given that so many air crashes are blamed on foul weather.
The question naturally arises, is there a reason for these patterns other than pure chance, i.e. normal expected variation? If so, what are the reasons? incompetence, malice or some natural consequence such as Democratic politicians spend more time flying back and forth to constituency offices than Republicans, or even more simply that Democratic politicians are more abundant that Republican ones, or Republicans are richer and can afford to travel by private jet rather than small plane. 2000 was an election year, so obviously there was more flying, but why did only Democrats fly more often? Perhaps politicians avoid flying entirely and stay home in the winter.

One fact to consider is that according to the NTSB (National Transport Safety Board), there are only about 1047 air fatalities a year in the entire USA. Only 1 in 272,000 people a year are killed in air crashes. Politicians in contrast are dying like flies. Why? Can it purely be accounted for by the extra flying they do?

Another fact to consider is that, according to the NTSB, general aviation aircraft, on an hourly basis, are only about 2.6 times more deadly than the commercial airlines (30.73 vs. 11.82 fatalities per million flight hours). So the fact politicians to more flying in small planes is not enough to account for their accident-proneness.

The Republicans smeared Patty Murray the Democratic senator from Washington with attack ads claiming she was a bin Laden supporter. Patty Murray is an anti-asbestos crusader. At time of writing, there have been no attacks on her life I am aware of. She is one of the few unattacked asbestos supporters.

The Suspects

Cui prodest scelus, is fecit.
The one who derives advantage from the crime is the one most likely to have committed it.
~ Lucius Annaeus Seneca (4 BC 65 AD age:68)
You might be tempted from the patterns you observe to assume some of these supposed accidents were actually sabotage. If you do, who are likely suspects and what are their motives?

Arab Terrorists There are two main problems with this:

Cheney is not dead, but he too has as asbestos connection. Vice President Dick Cheney defended his management of Halliburton Co, saying he had assumed the oil giant’s insurance would shield it against asbestos lawsuits that have cost it hundreds of millions of dollars and helped devalue its stock. The $7.7 billion acquisition of rival Dresser Industries Inc. in 1998 — when Cheney was chief executive — doubled the Texas company’s size overnight and allowed it to claim the title of the world’s leading oilfield services company. Most of Halliburton’s current asbestos claims were inherited from Dresser. The Securities and Exchange Commission informed the company it was investigating its accounting practices. Cheney was chairman and chief executive of Halliburton from 1995 to 2000.

Ashcroft is not dead, but he too has an asbestos connection. Ashcroft sponsored the Ashcroft-Hyde bill, which was drafted by the asbestos manufacturers naturally to be extremely favourable to themselves.

You fucking son of a bitch. I saw what you wrote. We’re not going to forget this.
~ George W. Bush (1946-07-06 age:71) to writer and editor Al Hunt, 1988
George W. Bush is the most likely suspect for the Bob Stevens anthrax letter. Bush had access to the special military grade anthrax and had the power to shut down the investigation. He had motive as well. According to his speechwriter David Frum, he is petty and vindictive.

Someone In the US Bioterror Program. The leading expert on the anthrax attacks is professor Barbara Hatch Rosenberg, a microbiologist and an expert on biological warfare who has served as a presidential advisor and testified before congress on this subject. She was selected by the Federation of American Scientists to investigate the anthrax attacks. In 2002-01, professor Rosenberg stated:

The FBI has surely known for several months that the anthrax attack was an inside job. A government estimate for the number of scientists involved in the US anthrax program over the last five years is 200 people. According to a former defense scientist the number of defense scientists with hands-on anthrax experience and the necessary access is smaller, under 50. The FBI has received short lists of specific suspects with credible motives from a number of knowledgeable inside sources and has found or been given clues… that could lead to incriminating evidence. By now the FBI must have a good idea of who the perpetrator is.
~ Professor Barbara Hatch Rosenberg

Another leading expert on biological warfare, professor Francis Boyle of Indiana University, concurs with Rosenberg’s opinion. Professor Boyle is a renowned expert on international law who has testified before congress on legal issues concerning biological warfare and who was instrumental in drafting the Biological Weapons Anti-Terrorism Act of 1989. His analysis of the anthrax attacks has led him to the same conclusion reached by professor Rosenberg, which he states even more bluntly:

I believe that the FBI knows exactly who was behind these attacks and that they have concluded that the perpetrator was someone who was or is involved in illegal and criminal biological warfare research conducted by the US government (the Pentagon or the CIA) or by one of the government’s civilian contractors. For that reason, the FBI is not going to apprehend and indict the perpetrator.
~ Professor Barbara Hatch Rosenberg

The investigation is mysteriously blocked. No reason was ever given. Not many people would have the authority to squash an investigation that important. Two of the very few people who could squash it are Dick Cheney and John Ashcroft. I suggest that Cheney and Ashcroft don’t want the literal culprit revealed because, if he is, the fact that they ordered the anthrax hits would come to light and then once the asbestos motive comes clear, the Carnahan and Wellstone hits will come to light as well.

The Method

I suggest this one possible scenario for the method of the murder of Paul Wellstone for further investigation.

It was important to get Paul Wellstone, a man known to dislike flying, into a small craft on an icy day where a sabotage would naturally be blamed on weather.

He [Richard Conry, Wellstone’s pilot] even went out of his way to make sure Wellstone, a nervous flier, was comfortable about taking the flight, according to a pilot who spoke to Wellstone before takeoff.
~ Leslie Miller of Associated Press
So Wellstone’s elderly friend, Frank (Martin) Rukavina, was euthanised during icy weather.

Why Frank Rukavina?

The weather got a little too icy and both the pilot, Richard Conry and Wellstone did not want to fly. The saboteurs used friendly persuasion to get the pilot to go anyway, against his better judgement.
Steven Thornton, a Federal Aviation Administration preflight specialist, said he feared somebody may have pressured Wellstone’s pilot [Richard Conry] to fly the senator to a funeral in northeastern Minnesota.
~ Leslie Miller of Associated Press
The plane was sabotaged by highly trained experts in such matters so as to be highly unlikely to be detected.

It Gets Even Curiouser

Those are the odds if for these sorts of accidents to happen by pure co-incidence. However, the accidents did happen. This means they were either extreme flukes, or much more likely, they were not accidents at all.

There are a few more coincidences surrounding the anthrax attacks that suggest someone high in the administration was behind them. According to the White House began taking Cipro, an anti-biotic for Anthrax, several weeks before the first attack. The master database listing the origins of every Anthrax strain in the world were requested destroyed by the FBI just before the anthrax attacks broke out. These attacks were the motivation for the Congress to pass the Patriot Act, a 300-page bill some admitted was impossible to even read in the time allotted. Fear has been a very effective tool in passing agendas.

If the accidents were actually murders, then the key suspects are Ashcroft and Cheney. Who else would have access to US military grade anthrax? — not many. Who else could stop the investigation and keep it stopped?

The culprits were narrowed to a mere 50 possibilities who had potential access. It would have been fairly trivial to find the culprit by giving the suspects lie detector tests, something that could be expected with such a high security job. Then some unidentified Republican with clout called off the investigation. No wonder the Democrats are so afraid to say boo to the Bush administration!

Ashcroft and Cheney have motive, means and opportunity. This is far from proof of guilt, but it suggests further investigation is called for.

Dead Seals

I don’t mean sea mammals, but the SEALs (Navy Sea Air Lands) assigned the task of killing bin Laden. About 20 of them have been assassinated. You have to wonder why. It could be Al Qaeda revenge. Some figure bin Laden has been dead for years and his assassination was faked. Seals are dying to keep them quiet.

How Dick Cheney Unloaded the Highland Asbestos Hot Potato

People find it extremely hard to imagine the vice President could be capable of pre-meditated murder. However, perhaps learning what a crook Dick Cheney is will soften them up for considering the possibility.

Highlands Insurance had been a wholly owned subsidiary of Halliburton since 1958 when it was formed to provide health insurance to the company’s many workers.

When Cheney took the helm at Halliburton in 1995 company lawyers were fretting that Highlands might soon become one big asbestos insurance liability. It seems Halliburton’s former workers were beginning to show up with serious asbestos-related maladies.

Highlands Insurance had to go.

But, how do you get rid of a hot potato like that?

Court documents show that Cheney devised a plan to sell Highlands to unsuspecting shareholders by not disclosing the company’s potential asbestos claim liabilities. If successful, Highlands Insurance would be spun off as an independent company — sold to investors and along with it would go Halliburton’s exposure to losses the insurance company would almost certainly face.

Within three years of the sale Highlands found itself saddled with 23,000 claims worth about $80 million from workers at Halliburton’s Brown & Root construction subsidiary.

Highland’s attorneys have argued — successfully — that Cheney withheld material information about Brown & Root’s insurance issues. Last month the Delaware Supreme Court upheld a lower court ruling in favor of Highlands.

The Highlands case becomes the third instance in which Cheney’s 5-year reign as Halliburton’s CEO has come under scrutiny. The SECC (Single Edge Contact Cartridge) is currently investigating accounting changes Cheney ordered in which uncollected debts were counted as income.

And, Cheney’s involvement in the $7.7 billion merger with Dresser Industries in 1998 nearly bankrupted Halliburton because of Dresser Industries’ own asbestos liabilities.

Halliburton estimates its asbestos liability at $2.2 billion over the next 15 years. Halliburton is suing its insurers, including Highlands, for refusing to pay some of those claims.

Highlands filed suit in Delaware in 2000 but Highlands’ lawyers were unable to depose Cheney because he had already begun his new job as vice president of the United States.

In his new post, Cheney is being sued by both public interest groups and the Government Accounting Office for documents relating to his energy task force meetings in 2000 and 2001, which he continues to refuse to release. He has also been named as a defendant in a Halliburton shareholder’s class action suit.

The Companies

All the asbestos companies are in deep trouble with lawsuits. Cheney-Ashcroft-Hyde will do their best to absolve them of liability. More than 60 companies have sought bankruptcy protection since 2000 as a result of mounting exposure claims and hefty settlements over asbestos. They include Johns-Mansville, Kaiser Aluminum, Bethlehem Steel, Owens Corning, Armstrong World Industries, U.S. Gypsum, GAF, Babcock & Wilcox and W.R. Grace.

Other companies in deep trouble with asbestos lawsuits include: Halliburton and Honeywell, PPG Industries and DuPont.

Claims have also been filed against asbestos users such as General Electric, Lockheed Martin, A,T&T, Campbell Soup, Colgate-Palmolive, E&J Gallo Winery, Gerber Products, DuPont, major electric utilities, oil refineries, shipbuilders, construction contractors, retailers, textile mills, finance companies investing in these ventures and even Dow Jones, publisher of the Wall Street Journal.

The total litigation dwarfs even the Enron scandal.

The Other Anthrax Deaths

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Another mystery is the gruesome murders and mysterious deaths of over 20 world class microbiologists specialising in bioweapons. These are people who potentially could have fingered the anthrax culprit. Whoever killed these men had exceptional political power.
Date Who Accident
1994 Jose Trias and wife Shot to death after he threatened to go public about planning to go public with his personal knowledge of HHMI (Howard Hughes Medical Institute) front door grants being diverted to back door black ops. Police described the killings as a professional hit.
2001-10 2 Israeli microbiologists murdered.
2001-10-04 5 microbiologists Plane enroute from Israel to Novsibirsk was shot down by an errant Ukrainian surface-to-air missile, killing all on board. The missile was over 160.93 km (100 miles) off-course.
2001-11-12 Benito Cue found comatose.
2001-11-16 Don C. Wiley body found near abandoned rental car.
2001-11-23 Vladimir Pasechnik body found not far from his home, dead of an apparent stroke.
2001-11-24 Avishai Berkman, Amiramp Eldor and Yaacov Matzner. plane crash.
2001-12-08 Robert Schwartz Stabbed to death with a sword. Had an X cut into the back of his neck.
2001-12-10 Set Van Nguyen found dead in the airlock entrance to a walk-in refrigerator in the laboratory where he worked. Suffocated by liquid nitrogen.
2002-02-08 Vladimir Korshunov found dead on a Moscow street.
2002-02-01 Ian Langford was found dead in his blood-spattered and ransacked home wedged under a chair.
2002-02-23 Steve Mostow died in a small plane crash near Denver. Known a Dr. Flu.
2004-06-27 Paul Norman died in a single-engine Cessna 206 he was piloting crashed near Devon.


To me, the most suspicious cases are James Hatfield, Margie Schoedinger, Bob Stevens and Gary Webb. These are ordinary people for whom Bush had a particular grudge. The most suspicious case is Bob Stevens. He was killed with US Military Ames grade anthrax that only people with high security clearance had access to. The investigation was prematurely shut down, again something that only very high up people could do. Nobody, but Bush personally, would have a motive to bump off this lowly photo editor at The National Enquirer.

All these accidents are clearly not accidents. The most likely motive for the Wellstone, Carnahan and Leahy hits is asbestos. The only people I know of with motive, means and opportunity to effect the murders are Ashcroft and Cheney, though there may be more.

The Wellstone and Carnahan murders are really quite minor crimes when you look at the asbestos situation as a whole. The asbestos industry hid the dangers of asbestos exposure for years. They used every trick in the book to avoid paying off liability claims. Asbestos has killed thousands of people and disabled tens of thousands. The dishonesty of the asbestos companies has harmed hundreds of innocent companies and bankrupted pension plans.


Dr. Francis Boyle, Harvard biological weapons expert on the anthrax attacks. click to listen
Books about George W. Bush This includes his kinky sexual history, his cocaine abuse, his father’s paedophilia, his election fraud, 9/11, the Iraq war and many other books on similar topics
Bushisms: Quotations from George W. Bush, mostly idiotic
Dr. Tom Butler: The bizarre story of the Bush persecution of Dr. Tom Butler, reminiscent of the Nazi purges of the universities
George W. Bush and 2001-09-11
George W. Bush’s Resume
How Bush Stole the Election
I’m not the only one who has noticed odd patterns in the accidental plane crashes involving American politicians
Mesothelioma & Asbestos Awareness Center: Mesothelioma is a cancer of the lining of the lung (pleura) the lining of the abdominal cavity (peritoneum) or the heart (pericardium). Its only known cause is exposure to asbestos — typically through the workplace. The asbestos industry is doing all it can to avoid taking responsibility for all the cancers it has caused
physical problems with asbestos on 9/11: tangentially related to this article
Political Graveyard: source for much of the information about politicians involved in air crashes
Professor Barbara Hatch Anthrax analysis
Professor Francis Boyle’s anthrax analysis
the anthrax murders
The Iraq War

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