Monday, April 29, 2013

it would be so much easier if...

34 million visitors to the nation's Holocau$t Museum can't all be wrong, can they?

the nazis had actually killed the six million

and we could listen to Bill Clinton and Elie Wiesel

and nod our heads and silently say "never again."

if only everything we've been told is true

and we humbly agreed  to give and give again to those victims of the most heinous crimes in the history of mankind.

if only in times of economic turmoil we could gladly concede to a logical sequestration and cut costs by closing all museums but those that honor the only ones that count.  

if only we could take these words from pump head Bill and use them for the basis of our lives...
"It is still the major cause of heartbreak around the world."

if only the USS Liberty was a drill gone bad. plausible deniability. shit happens you know.

if just only 9/11 really was done by 19 muslims and their cave dwelling boss. we could have justification for our hatred...and peace of mind for all our killing...

if only Palestinians had given up all their land in peace and gone on their merry way.

if only greater israel was not a yet unfulfilled dream and it was the Nile to the Euphrates baby......

if only we didn't have doubts, if only we didn't know how to question...

it would all be so much easier...

Saturday, April 27, 2013

The Price of Pain Revisited


We have our federal government overtly and covertly taking us into illegal wars. We have black ops and false flags and pasties. We have the feds in bed with enemy Israel colluding to murder and steal. We have government arms trafficking and drug running. We have corrupt and powerful bankers calling the shots. We have elements of our government who are criminals and traitors.

We also have the feds sending a midwife and her somewhat disabled husband to prison for growing medical marijuana in the medically challenged state of Tennessee.

We had a local report three and a half years ago, "The Price of Pain," that is the back story. The saga of
Marilyn Green Campbell and her husband Gerry continues.

How many times do the feds get involved in a grow room bust? Just because of a hyper-inflated street value of one million dollars?  The local authorities were probably more than glad to pass it off to the feds and save themselves some time and costs but there must have been more to it.

A midwife is not exactly perceived as a close ally of the medical pharmaceutical complex. Someone must have had the bright idea that a hippie pothead midwife adds to the received narrative.
Once we posted bail we went home to recover. The day after we got home we received a call from a knowledgeable source who told us we could be prosecuted by the Federal government because of guns found on our property. They warned us that the Marshals could come break in and arrest us in the middle of the night. We were told we might not see each other again. Now to understand our panic you need to understand that while in the county jail we were unable to see, speak, write, or call each other even though we were only 40 feet away. I am 62 and Gerry is in his 50′s.

Latest addition to the story...from the Nashville Scene...
A sexagenarian midwife says she's the latest Tennessean busted for growing medical marijuana  
Growing Pains
Marilyn Greene-Campbell likes to say that on Aug. 24, 2009, she and her husband Gerry were forced to "come out of the basement."

She used it as a laugh line recently at the East Side Arts Co-op, addressing a "marijuana education day" put on by cannabis rights group Tennessee NORML celebrating 4/20. The Campbells had been invited to recount an ordeal that started three-and-a-half years ago, when sheriff's deputies and state drug agents pulled close to 300 marijuana plants from the crawlspace of their Cannon County home.

Getting busted, Marilyn told the crowd of aging hippies, dreadlocked kids and local libertarians, has allowed the couple to become vocal advocates for medical marijuana — something that wasn't possible when they were secretly cultivating what they believe to be a life-saving plant.

Unfortunately for Marilyn and Gerry, it also means they will face 24 months in federal prison.

Marilyn, in her early 60s with a hearty laugh, has been a practicing midwife for more than 35 years, while Gerry, in his 50s, is a soft-spoken, lanky songwriter who used to sell antiques on eBay — nobody's big-time drug dealers. But in what many would say is an example of the incoherent state of U.S. drug enforcement policy, they've pleaded guilty to a total of six federal drug charges including "conspiracy to manufacture, distribute and possess with intent to distribute" marijuana — a substance two states voted last November to legalize.

According to events laid out in court papers from the U.S. Attorney's Office, the Campbells' troubles began on Aug. 17, 2009, when "a Confidential Informant purchased two ounces of marijuana from Marilyn Greene, with money given to the CI by the Metropolitan Nashville Police Department." This CI, Marilyn says, is a friend she used to play poker with occasionally. She says she simply never sold to anyone else.

A few days later on Aug. 24, according to court documents, "police approached Greene outside a bar in Nashville" and "a subsequent search of her vehicle led to her arrest by MNPD officers for possession of approximately one quarter pound of hydroponic marijuana with intent to sell."

Soon after, Gerry Campbell was roused from an Ambien-induced sleep to find TBI agents and sheriff's deputies on his doorstep, there to perform a "knock and talk."

Gerry, who was left with mild brain damage following a 1999 car wreck, gave agents, at least according to documents presented by prosecutors, "written consent to search" — something he says he has no memory of.

Inside, law enforcement found a laundry list of illicit items including "marijuana laid out to dry on four trays in a closet, a freezer containing three large, white trash bags ... with large amounts of marijuana in them," and "a glass pipe used for smoking marijuana." Eventually, under a trapdoor in the kitchen, agents found "a basement area which contained a sophisticated hydroponic marijuana operation" and "approximately 273 plants in various stages of growth."

The marijuana, Greene-Campbell says, was for Gerry, whose accident left him with debilitating muscle pain. Thanks to a case of Hepatitis C, it couldn't be managed with traditional liver-taxing meds. Growing their own pot just seemed like a natural remedy for a couple of self-described old hippies.

Gerry "got the idea from going to Disney World," Greene-Campbell said, chuckling. "If you go to EPCOT Center, they got plants growing in liquid ... [Prosecutors] called it a very sophisticated operation ... but the materials came from Lowes."

Worse, though, officers seized five guns, including a 9mm Makarov pistol and a semiautomatic SKS rifle. The prosecution argued these are "the kinds of weapons drug dealers possess to protect their operations."

After 23 days in county lockup, the couple began preparing for what they thought would be a local trial in a community where they were known and liked. But a year after the initial bust, they were told without further explanation that the case had been moved to federal court in Nashville. That meant that they were now looking at a draconian mandatory minimum sentence of 5-40 years. Soon after, the feds seized the home the couple built themselves, by hand, from timber they cleared on their property.

When contacted by the Scene, neither the U.S. attorney nor the DEA agent handling the case would comment, beyond the attorney's statement that the bust seized "a large amount of marijuana." But Marilyn and Gerry have never denied the basic facts. What they deny are the characterizations made by law enforcement and prosecutors that they are criminals.

"I think it's crazy that marijuana is a Schedule I drug, right up there with heroin and meth," Greene-Campbell told the Scene. "I would never do heroin or meth. ... A country that has alcohol legal and half the country is on some kind of doctor-prescribed stuff, that doesn't allow people to grow a plant that's beneficial — I mean, to me that's crazy."

As for the guns, they say that it's just part of living in a rural area near wildlife. "The guns were just there because we're Tennesseans," Marilyn joked. "Everybody in Tennessee has guns."

Strangely enough, it was that last line of reasoning that convinced the federal judge to shorten their sentences, offering them a statutory "safety valve" meant to protect first-time, nonviolent offenders.

So while 4/20 celebrators booed the fact that Marilyn and Gerry have to spend any time behind bars at all, the two are trying to stay positive. If there's one thing they're sorry for, they say, it's putting their friends and family through nearly four years of constant worry. Their focus now is planning to rebuild their life together after they get out. They have to turn themselves in by May 12.

"I've got four months' worth supply of food put away in our storage unit," Greene-Campbell told the Scene. "I bought tents so that if we have to camp, we can. ... I'd like to go west to where there's more open-minded people. I wanna just go somewhere where I can just hang out and mellow out."

So what if the couple sold some to cover expenses. I also heard they gave much of it away to those it may have helped. Besides the Campbells, no one was harmed in this victimless 'crime'  unless you count the marriage of the feds and the Mexican cartels and the big banks who may have lost a little bit of money laundering.

The strategy of tension has many aspects. It is not always about bombings, shootings and false flags. Sometimes it's as simple as setting examples and putting fear in the minds of those who have do it yourself tendencies by using repressive laws and unjustified prison sentences.  Thought crimes could well be the next offensive salvo fired against us.

The war against the people is not a pretty sight. The casualty count keeps adding up and what is being projected is the meme of  "Am I next?"

Monday, April 22, 2013

What It's All About

Let me know the company he keeps, and I shall easily guess his moral character

“But we live in a complex word where you’re going to have to have a level of security greater than you did back in the olden days, if you will. And our laws and our interpretation of the Constitution, I think, have to change.”  
    Michael Bloomberg

Bloomberg is in the club. He is expected to lead the way in the war of words against rights and privacy and for the total control of society. To me, Bloomberg is well above low level con-men like the closet creep Lindsey Graham. There are a lot of dangerous people in this country but Bloomberg has to rate near the top.

The brothers Tsarnaev have a CIA connection?

The psychological operation moves across the border to Canada and the Mounties save the day. And look here, there's an Iran connection. Finally they get that in.

A commenter from the previous post sums up in just a few words what may be as close to what actually happened in Boston as I have come across. I thought it is worth a second look. If someone has a better theory, please tell us.
 My theory:  Protocols move forward

Bomb number 1 (near the finish line) was a smoker out of the inside of Lens Crafters shop. Actors, red paint, amputees. Fake.

Bomb number 2 (one block from the finish line) was real in a backpack placed on the ground by Mossad/FBI.

The brothers are patsies. Paid by the FBI to show up at the BFF. They placed no knapsacks or bombs anywhere, ever.

The Craft operators were contracted by the FBI and tipped off there was a bomb threat. They were there to increase security.

The two bombs were a trap for truth seekers since the fakery of bomb nr 1 would cause a generalization that bomb nr 2 was also fake. Bomb nr 2 did explode in a crowd and kill 3 and injure over a hundred.

The brothers and Craft were ALL patsies which were photographed to yield maximum confusion of the truth.

Mossad and FBI did it. Multilayered. Mossad police coming from israel to put it all to bed.
and a follow up...
I checked out the Flicker account photos of hahatango. Most of them seem to be the area Protocols referred to --

"Bomb number 1 (near the finish line) was a smoker out of the inside of Lens Crafters shop. Actors, red paint, amputees. Fake."
Photos seem to have been taken from an office building above that site. As morbid as it seems, I looked to see if I could identify any blown off body parts, especially after the area was cleared of people, but not "garbage." I saw none. So I assume that the other site--Bomb #2, had the severely wounded.
"Bomb number 2 (one block from the finish line) was real in a backpack placed on the ground by Mossad/FBI."

number 9, number 9, number 9...
"For us there are no checks to limit the range of our activity.

It is from us that the all-engulfing terror proceeds.

We have in our service persons of all opinions, of all doctrines, restoring monarchists, demagogues, socialists, communists, and utopian dreamers of every kind. We have harnessed them all to the task: each one of them is boring away at the last remnants of authority, is striving to over throw all established form of order. By these acts all states are in torture: they exhort to tranquility, are ready to sacrifice everything for peace: but we will not give them peace until they openly acknowledge our international Super-Government, and with submissiveness."

Friday, April 19, 2013

Soft Martial Law Works. What's Next?

more photos of the occupation

And the lord said...

"In the name of terrorism thou shalt comply."

One day of voluntary martial law as asked for by officials was easy. Saying a 19 year old terrorist may kill you is all it took. "The most wanted man on the planet." he was called.

Good god, with these magic muslims it takes thousands of heavily armed lawmen to take down just of couple of them....with citizen help of course.

Officials announce...
"You've all been good little Indians and stayed on the reservation today so now we'll let you go out and get a six pack."

Conditioning is a slow one step at a time process. Today was a large step. The test was successful. The next test will be even more intense.

On a personal note, we have been babysitting a one year old boy who is in our extended family. He is a wonderful little person. Innocent and curious. I'm concerned for his future.

Thursday, April 18, 2013

Blowing Up a Small Town

Fertilizer Plant Explosion in West, Texas

There is absolutely no doubt that the West Fertilizer Co. was a danger to the community. It could even be argued that their product is a danger to the world. Diligence in safety procedures in this kind of manufacturing environment should be the number one priority. Sloppiness can mean death and destruction. Bottom line concerns can sometimes influence outcomes.

But even the mainstream media is injecting images and the narrative of the murder by fire at the Waco compound on April 19, 1993 into their West, Texas reporting. Coincidence or just another spit in our face. A bomb planted in the fertilizer plant would accentuate the effect. A fire in advance of the explosion would be a good cover. The plant's past safety record would add to that cover.

April 19, 1995 was the date of the Oklahoma City bombing where an alleged fertilizer bomb did the deed. A fertilizer town is now in devastation.

Asking questions.....

Oh yeah, if you see these guys, please call the FBI. They need your help. Repeat after me...if you see something, say something...if you see something, say something...if.......

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

On the Wish List from the Boston Bombings - The Israelization of America

I saw an expanded version of the the video below on the local Fox affiliate. I would say the memo came down that it is required programming.

Key words...
"I expect the Americans to demand that the government gets on the Israeli page."

A no-brainer.....
As the country recovers from the bombings in Boston, companies that offer security services are anticipating a surge in demand. Businesses that provide building guards, explosive detection and security advice all stand to profit from heightened fears caused by the latest round of attacks on American soil. 

The demand for private security services -- from airport scanners to protection plans against chemical and biological attacks -- soared after the Sept. 11 attacks. Since 2003, the Department of Homeland Security has given more than $30 billion to state and local governments to spend on security and counter-terrorism.

According to Global Information Inc., which provides market research on the global security industry, the private security industry is projected to increase 5 percent annually, to $63.8 billion in 2016. It could grow even faster after the attacks in Boston.

Why would the United States of America need filthy apartheid israelis to help them solve the Boston bombing?

Why? I do not understand unless israel did the bombings and needs to cover it up by investigating the false flag themselves.

From RT.....
The investigation into Monday’s deadly bombing at the Boston Marathon has officially gone international: law enforcement officials from Israel have been sent to the United States to assist in the probe.

Israel Police Chief Yohanan Danino says he has dispatched officials to Boston, Massachusetts, where they will meet with Federal Bureau of Investigation agents and other authorities, the Times of Israel Reports.
Citing an earlier report published by the newspaper Maariv, Times of Israel writes that Danino has dispatched police officers to participate in discussions that “will center on the Boston Marathon bombings and deepening professional cooperation between the law enforcement agencies of both countries.”

Hey, why do we even need the Israelis to help us figure out Boston? We have 4chan Think Tank!

They can give me a cavity search right now and I’d be perfectly happy.”

Homeland security encompasses a broad range of stakeholders from the public and private sector and is an area of enormous collaboration between the United States and Israel. To further this cooperation, the United States Congress has recently passed the United States-Israel Enhanced Security Cooperation Act of 2012
Israel did such a bang-up job with airport security on 9/11 that congress felt the need to ensure that they continue to worm their way into our internal affairs.

Who is sending the alleged Ricin through the mail? Your choice...Israel, CIA, FBI, Homeland Security. It was so nice of them not to send anthrax this time.

There are so many suspicious packages and things being found all over the country with the resulting building evacuations, bomb squads, hazardous device units and SWAT teams converging on them that it seems a street thug or 'intelligence' operative could have a field day with the diversions just by chaining a suitcase of clothes to a pole downtown. Let the fun and mischief begin.

Slowly, every police department in the United States, at the behest of the Department of Homeland Security, is being trained by Israeli groups.

As part of this training, there is an increased move to use of military uniforms, armored vehicles, heavy weapons, illegal surveillance, lying to the people, press and courts.

They are becoming “Israeli.” 
We are becoming Palestinian.  

Monday, April 15, 2013

Boston Black Flag

We would be remiss if we didn't call the Boston Marathon 'terrorist' attack a false flag from the git go.

It was predictable. Tis the season for blood sacrifices.

Foreign or domestic? Probably domestic works for the ongoing agenda. After all it is Patriot's Day.
.......inspired by the fact that this week does contain a number of unhappy anniversaries: the Oklahoma City Bombing (April 19, 1995), the Waco assault (April 19, 1993), the Columbine School Shooting (April 20, 1999), and the Virginia Tech massacre (April 16, 2007), for starters. Two of those tragedies—the Virginia Tech massacre and the Waco assault—were on Monday, the Patriot's Day of those years.

The Boston Marathon's Final Mile Was Dedicated to Newtown Victims
Family members of those killed in the massace at Sandy Hook Elementary School last year were seated near the site of the first of the two coordinated explosions at the Boston Marathon. None of the relatives are reported to have been injured, but their presence was notable because each mile in this year’s race was dedicated to an individual killed on December 14, 2012. The final leg of the marathon also held a tribute to those killed in Newtown, Connecticut. Before the race Boston Athletic Association President Joanne Flamino said it was of “special significance” that the marathon is 26.2 miles long and 26 people died in the mass shooting.
Bomb Sniffing Dogs, Spotters on Roofs Before Explosions
BBC and CNN already suggesting Boston bombing a right-wing home grown attack!!!
Military Drills Running at Boston Marathon
At Deval Patrick's 9:00 press conference on today's bombings, the first question, the very first question, contained the words: "Is this another false flag attack staged to take our civil liberties?"
Officials: There will be a controlled explosion opposite the library within one minute as part of bomb squad activities.
Nice little touch for the psyops...JFK Library Explosion

As the media milks this event for all it's worth, there may be some important happenings going on the background. Things that our attention needs to be diverted away from. It's something to watch for. Also, just as with Sandy Hook there will be much premeditated disinfo spread to keep the conspiracists spinning around in circles.

The comparisons between the Boston bombings and what poor little Israel has to face every day are already beginning. Well, of course Israel as victim must become part of the narrative. 

It would be great to have an open thread for everyone to throw in their opinion on what is going on. These black ops are never-ending. Cui bono.....

Thursday, April 4, 2013

The Alleged MLK Murder Rifle

45 years ago today Martin Luther King was assassinated. King's coming out against the Vietnam War was most likely his death sentence. As with John and Robert Kennedy, the agenda of the shadow government and those behind it could not allow him to live.

Middle Tennessee writer Mike Vinson has researched the MLK assassination for many years. He had the last published interview with James Earl Ray and also interviewed Ray's brother Jerry and others connected to the case.

Below is a rare article by Vinson from 1999.

"The Alleged MLK Murder Rifle"

James Earl Ray, the convicted yet disputed assassin of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., passed away from cirrhosis of the liver at Memorial Hospital in Nashville, Tennessee. on April 23, 1998. Prior to his death, James Earl, in his will, named his younger brother Jerry executorof his estate, making Jerry the legal recipient of James Earl's property. Among this property is a Remington .30-06 760 Gamemaster hunting rifle,the weapon the prosecution contends Ray used to gun down King on April 4, 1968, in Memphis, Tennessee.

Brief Background 

Minutes after Dr. King was shot, a bundle containing the alleged murder rifle, along with several other items, including a pair of binoculars, was found in the doorway of Canipe's Amusement, next door to the staircase leadingup to Bessie Brewer's flophouse, from whence the prosecution claims James Earl shot Dr. King.
The Remington .30-06 in question, mountedwith a 2X7 Redfield Scope, did have Ray's fingerprints on it. Now, we get down to two basic theories. Each warrants consideration:
1.The prosecution's: Ray, after he shot King from the bathroom of Bessie Brewer's flop house, quickly wrapped the .30-06 and other items in a green bedspread (the bundle); rushed down the hallway of the flophouse; emerged from the bottom step of the staircase into the daylight of South Main Street; had a distance to walk to get to his 1966 Mustang; realized there was mass hysteria over King getting shot; saw a squad car, siren blaring; felt he would be seen carrying the bundle, identified, and apprehended; panicked and threw down the bundle in the doorway of Canipe's Amusement. (This theory is passionately embraced by author Gerald Posner.)
2. Ray's defense: Martin Luther King was sniped by a gunman other than Ray, using a different .30-06, fired from far away. The alleged murder rifle, with Ray's fingerprints, was a throw-down rifle, intended to set up Ray as the fall guy.
But what about Ray's fingerprints on the alleged murder rifle? A short review of Ray's movements during the days leading up to King's assassination: As you may well know, Ray claimed he was financed by and followed the instructions of a man named "Raoul," a smuggler he met in Canada in late July-early August 1967, just a few months after he escaped from the Missouri State Penitentiary on April 23, 1967.

The last part of March 1968. Ray and Raoul. having covered a lot of territory in-between, rented a room in Atlanta. Around March 30, 1968, Ray, using the alias Harvey Lowrneyer, purchased the Remington .30-06 rifle at Aeromarine Supply in Birmingham, Alabama.

Ray had a 2X7 Redfield Scope mounted on the Remington .30-06. Don Wood, an Aeromarine Supply clerk, identified Ray as the man who purchased the alleged murder rifle. Ray claimed that on April 3, 1968, per Raoul's instructions, he rendezvoused with Raoul at the New Rebel Hotel in Memphis. In my interview with Ray (March 25, 1998). he told me that he handed the .30-06 Remington rifle over to Raoul that day, April 3. 1968, and never saw it again.

On the afternoon of April 4, 1968, still following Raoul's instructions, Ray met Raoul at Jim's Grill, located below Bessie Brewer's flophouse on South Main Street in Memphis. At this point, Raoul instructed James Earl to rent a room there. Using the alias "John Willard," Ray rented room 5B. located in the north wing
of the of the flophouse. Charles Stephens and his common-in-law wife Grace Walden Stephens occupied the room next door, room 6B.

Dr. Martin Luther King was staying at the Lorraine Hotel and Motel. 'As the bullet travels," this was approximately 200 feet from the bathroom of Bessie Brewer's flophouse. (The bathroom was commonly shared by all the tenants on the north wing.)

Ray claimed Raoul came up later and had him go buy a pair of binoculars. After Ray fetched the binoculars, Raoul told Ray to leave for a while because he (Raoul) was going to meet with an unnamed third party, and the third party might be uncomfortable with someone unfamiliar (Ray).

At approximately 6 p.m., as he stood in front of room N 306 of the Lorraine Hotel and Motel, Dr. Martin Luther King was struck between the right temple and jaw with a single .30-06 slug. He fell on the balcony, mortally wounded. (Dr. King was pronounced dead later on that evening.)

Just minutes after Dr. King was shot, the mentioned bundle, containing the alleged .30-06 murder rifle, was found in the doorway of Canipe's Amusement.

When Ray returned to the vicinity of Bessie Brewer's flophouse and the Lorraine Hotel and Motel, he observed that the area was flooded with police. Since he was already a fugitive from the law, he took flight. When he turned on the radio, he learned that Dr. King had been shot, and there was an all-points-bulletin for a white male in a white (actually, pale yellow). 1966 Mustang. Ray, recognizing himself from the radio's description, high-tailed it for Atlanta. where he and Raoul had rented a room.

Once in Atlanta. Ray ditched his 1966 Mustang at the Capitol Homes Housing Project, gathered up some items, and made his way into Canada. He holed up in Canada for about a month, obtained a passport in the name of Ramon George Sneyd (misspelled "Sneya," a mistake that would prove instrumental in his arrest), and made his way into London, England the first part of May 1968. While in England, Ray made a couple trips into Portugal, seeking (as he told me in our interview) passage into an English-speaking. African country, where he could start a new life. (Remember: Ray was 40-years-old, and had only served 7 years of a 20 year sentence—had 13 to go—when he escaped from the Missouri State Penitentiary on April 23, 1967. His future in America didn't loom bright.).

On June 8, 1968, at London's Heathrow Airport, as he attempted to board a flight bound for Brussels, Belgium, James Earl Ray was arrested by Scotland Yard for the murder of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

He was extradited back to Memphis on July 19. 1968, to face charges in the murder of Dr. King. The extradition of Ray from London to Memphis rested heavily on the word of a so-called eyewitness, a known drunk, Charles Quitman Stephens. (Refer to 1998 January-Feb-ruary issue of Probe: "Grace Stephens: a Sacrificial Lamb?")

On March 10, 1969, James Earl Ray, with the famous Percy Foreman as his lead defense counsel, signed a guilty plea in the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. He received a 99-year sentence. But consider the conditions under which Raywas jailed from July 1968 until March 1969: bright lights on him 24 hours a day (sleep deprivation); cameras on him 24 hours a day; threat of receiving the electric chair if he took his case to trial; threats of putting his father George—himself, a fugitive—back in prison; threats of arresting his brother Jerry and imprisoning him for the July 1967 Alton bank robbery (even though Jerry was never a sus-

Until his death on April 23, 1998, James Earl Ray fought unsuccessfully for a trial, a trial that Tennessee law guaranteed was his. The law, Tennessee Code Annotated 17-1-305, in essence, said: The judge who presides over the case has control for 30 days afterwards. If the convictee petitions for a trial and the reviewing judge—the judge who presided over the case—dies or is removed from office because of "insanity," the petitioner is automatically granted a new trial. Judge Preston Battle presided over the Ray-King case; thus he had control of it for 30 days afterwards. After signing the guilty plea, March 10, 1969, James Earl Ray, on March 13, 1969, submitted a petition to Judge Battle requesting a trial. Judge Battle, while sitting at his desk. died from a heart attack on March 31.1969—within the 30 day period—before he could make a ruling on James Earl Ray's petition. Eerily enough. Judge Battle's head was resting on Ray's petition papers when he was found dead.

Over the years, three ballistics tests have been conducted on the alleged murder rifle. All three have proved inconclusive, meaning, it can't be said beyond a doubt that the death slug pulled from Dr. King's corpse came from the alleged murder rifle, the Remington .30-06 with James Earl's fingerprints on it.

Up until his death, James Earl Ray and his defense fought aggressively to have the alleged murder rifle re-tested, until a conclusion was reached,

Just as aggressively, the state fought against such re-testing.

Facts about the Rifle

Before James Earl Ray died, a state congressman got a bill passed through Tennessee Legislature that stated that because the rifle was used in the commission of a crime against a civil rights figure, it would go the National Civil Rights Museum, the old Lorraine Hotel and Motel, site of Dr. King's assassination. State and federal lawmakers alike question the constitutionality of such a law as it not only deprives Jerry Ray of property legally his, but applies only to James Earl Ray.

Recently, however, the state has backed away from the civil rights law—no doubt, realizing how weak it is. Now they're using an "abandonment law" to deny Jerry the rifle and the other items. However, there exists a legal glitch with that as well. For the abandonment law to apply to James Earl Ray (if he even shot King and threw down the bundle containing the rifle), it must be proven that he abandoned the rifle without any intention of corning back to retrieve it. If a person abandons evidence during the commission of a crime to avoid being caught with incriminating evidence, the abandonment law, as such, doesn't apply. How so?

It can be logically argued that the culprit threw down the evidence under a state of duress and, had the opportunity existed, would have returned and recovered it. Such could be argued in the case of James Earl Ray.

Attorney Steven Wells, with the Nashville-based law firm of Lionel Barrett, currently representing Jerry Ray on this matter, has stated, "Concerning James Earl Ray allegedly abandon ing the rifle, the burden of proof rests with the state. They will have to prove he had no intention of coming back for the rifle. And there doesn't appear to be sufficient evidence to substantiate that."

I recently spoke with Jerry Ray about this matter. "What you have to remember is that James 'abandoned' his 1966 Mustang because there was an all-points-bulletin for a white male in a white, 1966 Mustang," Jerry explained. "In the late 1980s, the state gave the Mustang back to James. If they're going to use the abandonment law to keep me from taking possession of the rifle—and the rest of his property—why did they give the Mustang back to James? "And to show you just how wishy-washy the state is on this, take what recently happened with the King family.

Originally, the state was going to give King's belongings—the suit he was wearing and other stuff he had with him in Memphis on the day of the assassination—to the National Civil Rights Museum. But the King family threatened to sue, and now the state has agreed to turn over [already done so, I think] those items to the family. Why is the state making a difference with me?

"I'll tell you why!" Jerry bellowed. "The state [Tennessee] doesn't want me to have the rifle because they damn well know I'll have it retested until a conclusion is reached. Either the bullet that killed King was fired from the rifle with James' fingerprints on it, or it wasn't. If it's ballistically proven that the fatal bullet was not fired from that rifle, somebody's got some answering to do."

Of course Jerry Ray is going to make such statements; he is James Earl's brother. Let's cast
aside the tit-for-tat arguments and look at some tangible, concrete, can't-be-denied facts:
• As has been mentioned above, three ballistics tests have been conducted on the alleged
murder rifle over the years. All three proved inconclusive. Keep your mind on the original
one, which was conducted shortly after King's assassination. It proved inconclusive. Don't
wander from that finding.

• Concerning the bundle found in the doorway of Canipe's Amusement, containing the
alleged murder rifle, did anyone (qualified personnel) even conduct any test to see whether or not the rifle had even been fired the day of King's assassination? (Key question.)

• Then Memphis Detective Barry Linville, present at Dr. King's autopsy, testified thatwhen Shelby County (Memphis) coroner Dr.Jerry Francisco removed the .30-06 slug from Dr. King, they (Linville and other law personnel present) felt they'd found "a piece of gold" as the land and groove markings were so distinguishable there would be no problem match ing the slug to a weapon. On a scale of "1-10, "Linville rated the slug extracted from king'scorpse a "9." (Reference: 1993 HBO Mock trial of the Ray-King case.)

• When the death slug came back from the FBI lab, it was in 3 fragmented pieces!
In his book, Killing the Dream (footnote, page 272), Gerald Posner says he talked with the FBI agent in
charge of testing King's death slug. Posner says the FBI agent told Posner it was typical for a bullet, such as the one removed from King, to "fragment" under certain testing. To date, I've spoken with 12 ballistics experts—government and civilian, big game hunters, one a world-class competitor in pistol-target-shooting—and there exists a common denominator amongst their responses to Posner's FBI agent's claim of it being common for such a bullet to "fragment": "BULLSHIT!"
• Judge Joe Brown (Memphis), who presided over the Ray-King case for several years, was removed from the case in early 1998. Judge Brown, a weapons expert, was cognizant of the inconsistencies concerning the ballistics findings, enough so that he was prepared to order more tests on the alleged murder rifle, until a conclusion could be reached. The prosecution, realizing they were about to be dealt a fatal, though just, blow, went whining to the state court of appeals. The court of appeals removed Judge Brown from the Ray-King case, claiming he was biased in favor of the defense (Ray) and biased against the prosecution.

• The prosecution claims James Earl Ray, perched in the bathroom of Bessie Brewer's flophouse. shot Dr. King as he stood in front of room # 306 of the Lorraine Hotel and Motel, approximately 200 feet "as the bullet travels. "I asked the same 12 ballistics experts what the chances were for a .30-06 slug to hit a normal male anatomy, under 200 lbs., fired from only 200 feet away, and remain in, not exit, that same anatomy. The responses ranged from "1 in 100," to "1 in 1,000," to "It just wouldn't happen." I End it hard to believe that Posner and his FBI reference—along with the rest of those who write and side with the prosecution—are correct and all those I talked to are incorrect.
Ask yourself two simple questions:

1) If James Earl Ray, indeed, shot Dr. Martin Luther King with that Remington .30-06 rifle, why did he and his defense labor so hard all those years to have the rifle re-tested?

2) If the state truly believed that was the murder rifle, why did they fight so adamantlyagainst it being re-tested? Why will the state not allow Jerry Ray to take possession of the rifle? Simply assess the facts for yourself before you draw your concluion, Go talk to some ballistics experts of your choice.

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Crime of century — Stances are ‘bass-ackwards’

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Radio interview with Mike Vinson  

The Martin Luther King Conspiracy Exposed in Memphis

How the Government Killed Martin Luther King, Jr.

Kevin Barrett interview with Jerry Ray

Louis Farrakhan has not been assassinated and he goes further than MLK ever did. Times change and the MSM can just ignore him and pretend he doesn't even exist which is a much cleaner form of censorship than killing. In this short video Farrakhan talks about DU and Monsanto.

In a bit of trivia, 40 years ago today in 1973, the World Trade Center officially opened for business.