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Concerning the murder of the Rev Martin Luther King, Jr & other covert Acts of State

Execution of MLK, Jr : a covert Act of State
video seminar / colloquium - 5-9pm Mon Jan 15th - on NE Prescott near NE MLK,Jr Blvd
see details at
 http://pdx911truth.blogspot.com
and
 http://protest.net/pdxindymedia/
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John Fitzgerald Kennedy : murder mystery November 22nd 1963
John Fitzgerald Kennedy : murder mystery November 22nd 1963
Malcolm X : murder mystery February 21st 1965
Malcolm X : murder mystery February 21st 1965
Martin Luther King, Jr : murder mystery April 4th 1968
Martin Luther King, Jr : murder mystery April 4th 1968
Robert Fitzgerald Kennedy : murder mystery  June 5th 1968
Robert Fitzgerald Kennedy : murder mystery June 5th 1968
Paul David wellstone : murder mystery October 25th 2002
Paul David wellstone : murder mystery October 25th 2002
Execution of MLK, Jr : a covert Act of State
Join us this Monday, January 15, 2007 in an examination of the life and murder of Martin Luther King Jr.

Title: An Act of State The Execution of Martin Luther King Jr.
When: Monday, January, 15th, from 5 pm 9 pm
Where: "Davidıs Church" NE Prescott near NE MLK,Jr Blvd - PHONE 503 287 3473 FOR DIRECTIONS
Door: Free, but a donation would be meaningful.

On the evening of April 4, 1968, Martin Luther King was in Memphis, supporting a workersı strike. By the end of the day, top-level army snipers were in position to knock him out if ordered. Two military officers were in place on the roof of a fire station near the Lorraine Motel, to photograph the events. Two black firemen had been ordered not to report to duty that day and a black Memphis Police department detective on surveillance duty in the fire station was physically removed from his post and taken home. Dr. Kingsı room at the motel was changed from a secluded ground-floor room to number 306 on the balcony. Lloyd Jowersı, owner of Jim's Grill which backed on to the motel from the other side of the street, had already received $100,000 in cash for his agreement to participate in the assassination. He was to go out into the brush area behind the grill with the shooter and take possession of the gun immediately after the fatal shot was fired. When the dust settled, King had been hit, and a clean-up procedure was immediately set in motion. James Earl Ray was effectively framed, the snipers dispersed, any witnesses who could no be controlled were killed, and crime scene was destroyed.

Schedule of videos and audio:

5 pm 6pm Videos of Martin Luther King III and Rep. Cynthia McKinney on the FBI surveillance of MLK

6pm 7 pm- Audio of John Judge, an independent researcher and lecturer on political assassinations, covert operations, hidden history and the rise of fascism in America. He has been active since the 1960ıs opposing war, racism and militarism. Judge is a co-founder of 9/11 Citizens Watch, a grassroots watchdog group devoted to learning and exposing the truth about those pivotal events. His audio lecture, from 2006 is called ==The US Governments Role in the Murder of MLK.==

7pm 9pm- William Pepper MLK: Orders to Kill. From 1967 to 1968, William Pepper was an associate of Dr. King and executive director of the independent political coalition that hoped to put Kind forward as a third party presidential candidate in 1968. After the murder he walked away from political activity. Then, in 1977, Rev. Ralph Abernathy asked Pepper to interview James Earl Ray. Initially skeptical, Pepper became convinced that Ray was innocent of the crime. He came to believe that, as Ray had always claimed, that he had been manipulated by a man named RAUL and was the victim of a set up. But who was ultimately behind the set up and why? The intertwined injustices to Kingıs memory and unfinished work, and Rayıs freedom compelled Pepper to devote much of the next twenty-plus years of his life to finding the answers to these questions.

Analysis of the event: Many speakers we have heard recently, particularly people from inside the establishment, who become whistle-blowers as a result of the conduct of the Bush administration tend to portray present US policies as a qualitative departure from the past. They talk about taking the country back, restoring democracy, etc. But a through examination of history shows that the policies of the present administration are merely quantatively different. The Bush Administration is more corrupt, more overtly imperial and more openly the workings of a corporate oligarchy; but this oligarchy is not new. It is the basis on which this nation was been ruled. When Pres. Dwight D. Eisenhower left office he warned about the excesses of the military-industrial complex. This complex is in fact the actual government of this nation and most of the people who run it have never run for any election. It is not democratic and it maintains power by coercion and violence, incentives to the faithful, by secrecy and by the creation of a comforting public mythology, far from the actual truth, that those who speak out against it are easy to marginalize as paranoid nut-cases. It persists no matter which party holds office. No candidate who would fundamentally challenge it is allowed to emerge as a serious contender.

homepage: homepage: http://pdx911truth.blogspot.com
phone: phone: 503 287 3473
address: address: 5-9pm Mon Jan 15th, near MLK, Jr Blvd and NE Prescott, phone for directions

discussion

Old article 13.Jan.2007 22:20

Bill


THE PENTAGON 14.Jan.2007 17:03

KEN LARSON larsoke3@hotmail.com

It is difficult to convey the complexity of the way DOD works to someone who has not experienced it. This is a massive machine with so many departments and so much beaurocracy that no president, including Bush totally understands it. I am a 2 tour Vietnam Veteran who recently retired after 36 years of working in the Defense Industrial Complex on many of the weapons systems being used by our forces as we speak.


Presidents, Congressmen, Cabinet Members and Appointees project a knowledgeable demeanor but they are spouting what they are told by career people who never go away and who train their replacements carefully. These are military and civil servants with enormous collective power, armed with the Federal Acquisition Regulation, Defense Industrial Security Manuals, compartmentalized classification structures and "Rice Bowls" which are never mixed.

Our society has slowly given this power structure its momentum which is constant and extraordinarily tough to bend. The cost to the average American is exhorbitant in tems of real dollars and bad decisions. Every major power structure member in the Pentagon's many Washington Offices and Field locations in the US and Overseas has a counterpart in Defense Industry Corporate America. That collective body has undergone major consolidation in the last 10 years. What used to be a broad base of competitive firms is now a few huge monoliths, such as Lockheed Martin, General Dynamics, Northrop Grumman, Raytheon and Boeing.

Government oversight committees are carefully stroked. Sam Nunn and others who were around for years in military and policy oversight roles have been cajoled, given into on occasion but kept in the dark about the real status of things until it is too late to do anything but what the establshment wants. This still continues - with increasing high technology and potential for abuse.

Please examine the following link to testimony given by Franklin C. Spinney before Congress in 2002. It provides very specific information from a whistle blower who is still blowing his whistle (Look him up in your browser and you get lots of feedback) Frank spent the same amount of time as I did in the Military Industrial Complex (MIC) but in government quarters. His job in government was a similar role to mine in defense companies. Frank's emphasis in this testimony is on the money the machine costs us. It is compelling and it is noteworthy that he was still a staff analyst at the Pentagon when he gave this speech. I still can't figure out how he got his superior's permission to say such blunt things. He was extremely highly respected and is now retired.

 http://www.d-n-i.net/fcs/spinney_testimony_060402.htm

The brick wall I often refer to is the Pentagon's own arrogance. It will implode by it's own volition, go broke, or so drastically let down the American people that it will fall in shambles. Rest assured the day of the implosion is coming. The machine is out of control.

If you are interested in a view of the inside of the Pentagon procurement process from Vietnam to Iraq please check the posting at on this blog entitled, "Odyssey of Armaments"

 http://rosecoveredglasses.blogspot.com/2006/11/odyssey-of-armaments.html

Of further interst are the following:

 http://pogo.org/

 http://www.d-n-i.net/top_level/about_us.htm