Assassination is a Trip

Every now and then I have moments of terror, when I ponder the fact that governments around the world have psychopaths and sociopaths in their employ to carry out work that we generally never hear about. But history does show that it's happening constantly - that is, assassination of individuals for political purposes. And I'm not talking about obscure East European countries...did you hear about the time the Nixon administration allegedly discussed killing a bothersome journalist by putting LSD on the steering wheel of his car?

Nearly 40 years before the Obama White House denounced the WikiLeaks website for publishing classified documents, another president, Richard Nixon, was even more obsessed with the same phenomenon.

Only Nixon and his top aides went to far greater lengths to deal with the problem: They launched an extraordinary campaign to smear and discredit the journalist who, more than anyone else, was bedeviling them by publishing government secrets: newspaper columnist Jack Anderson.

The White House obsession with Anderson — whose "Washington Merry Go-Round" column was the WikiLeaks of its day — is detailed in a new book being published this month, “Poisoning the Press: Richard Nixon, Jack Anderson and the Rise of Washington’s Scandal Culture,” by journalism professor Mark Feldstein. The book relies in part on newly unearthed tapes from the National Archives that document how Nixon’s aides plotted to destroy Anderson by planting forged evidence with him and spreading false rumors about his sex life and that of one of his associates.

Feldstein also has uncovered new evidence that documents one of the more outrageous schemes of the Nixon presidency: a plot to assassinate Anderson by either putting poison in his medicine cabinet or exposing him to a “massive dose” of LSD by smearing it on the steering wheel of his car. While the aborted scheme to murder Anderson has been reported — and disputed — before, Feldstein found new corroboration: A confession before his death by ex-White House “plumber” Howard Hunt.

Remember that story next time someone says this sort of thing couldn't happen in this day and age. Makes some of those JFK and David Kelly 'conspiracy theories' seem a little more viable doesn't it? Poisoning the Press is available from Amazon.com

Comments

Comment viewing options

Select your preferred way to display the comments and click "Save settings" to activate your changes.
red pill junkie's picture
Member since:
12 April 2007
Last activity:
1 hour 8 min

The book relies in part on newly unearthed tapes from the National Archives that document how Nixon’s aides plotted to destroy Anderson by planting forged evidence with him and spreading false rumors about his sex life and that of one of his associates.

While it seems the employment of funky chemicals has been discontinued, the sex life smearing method is alive and well...

But maybe we Grailers should start wearing gloves while driving :-P

It's not the depth of the rabbit hole that bugs me...
It's all the rabbit SH*T you stumble over on your way down!!!

Red Pill Junkie
_______________
@red_pill_junkie

A.Muse's picture
Member since:
17 September 2010
Last activity:
1 year 51 weeks

Are you familiar with Colin Ross's work? Particularly "Project Bluebird: Deliberate Creation of Multiple Personality by Psychiatrists." It's well researched and I've met people trying to recover from such things.

http://www.wanttoknow.info/bluebird10pg

emlong's picture
Member since:
18 September 2007
Last activity:
3 hours 41 min

This reminds me. This famous little video had recently been taken out of the public domain and required a fee in order to watch it, but now it is back in the public domain:

See video

______________________________________-

Ex secret service agent Arbaham Bolden's new book and interview detailing how the secret service detail appointed to guard JFK was hostile to JFK's political aspirations and extremely lax. Bolden's revelations never made it into the Warren report and he was incarcerated for 5 years on trumped up charges.
http://jamesfetzer.blogspot.com/2010/01/...

This stunning little video showing how JFK's rear bumper guard were pulled from presidential protection at the crucial point in Dealey Plaza had been recently placed in the private domain and required a fee to watch, but now it is back in the public domain:
http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=...

_____________________________________________________________________

My own interest in the JFK hit revolves around the manner in which major politicians can be surrounded by hints of insecurity and blackmailing control files in order to hamstring their political goals and "remind" them how precarious their position can be. Obama is getting much the same treatment that JFK got.

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/con...

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/william-br...

http://www.democraticunderground.com/dis...

emlong's picture
Member since:
18 September 2007
Last activity:
3 hours 41 min

Why is TDG not posting some links?

emlong's picture
Member since:
18 September 2007
Last activity:
3 hours 41 min

Well, here is the link described;

On Youtube query "JFK Secret Service Stand Down."