Mae Brussell Archive Show Notes
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Dialogue: Assassination #12 (1971-09-16) Show Notes
Main Subject(s): JFK Assassination, Attica Prison riots, Warren Commission
Updated 5/31/15: Added more info on the Attica Prison Riot.
– Mae talks about a United Press International (UPI) wire report from Sept. 14, 1971, about the hostages in the Attica Prison Riot who were killed (read story here). How originally they were reported to have had their throats slit by convicts during the fighting, but how 24 hours later, the medical examiners report stated that 8 out of 10 hostages died from gunshot wounds by police (read special investigation report on the Attica Massacre here).
– Mae talks about an article in Computers and Automation Journal, from Sept. 1970, titled “PATTERNS OF POLITICAL ASSASSINATION: How Many Coincidences Make a Plot?” (read here). She relates the political assassinations taking place in America to the 400 murders which took place in Germany after the end of World War I, which paved the way for Adolf Hitler’s rise to power. How the German courts were used to cover up the killings. How Mae believes that the German industrial cartels and Nazi leaders who did not want to co-exist with the Soviet Union (USSR), infested the U. S. State Department and Pentagon after the Third Reich’s fall. How these groups are directly linked to the assassinations of John F. Kennedy (JFK), Robert F. Kennedy (RFK), and other political leaders.
– Mae returns to the Attica Prison Riot. She notes how the prisoners were asking for certain prison conditions to be improved. How 700 state troopers, 600 National Guard troops, helicopters, and sheriffs deputies from 14 surrounding counties all responded to the riots. How the sheriffs deputies came in their own vehicles, armed to the teeth with hunting rifles, pistols, military carbines, and shotguns, and how they were given riot helmets and other equipment. How up until the time that these troops went into the prison, the hostages had not been harmed.
– Mae explains how it is no surprise that the hostages were shot by the police, that the police lied and tried to cover up the deaths of the hostages, and that Governor Nelson Rockefeller tried to use their deaths for political purposes. How the excuse for a police state takeover will be that the country is unlivable due to excessive violence. How similar conditions exist in California prisons like Soledad and San Quentin. How (then) California Governor Ronald Reagan is scheduled to take a trip on Air Force One to South Korea and Taiwan. How this trip is similar to a trip taken by Spiro Agnew before he became Vice President (anybody have a source?). How Mae believes that this trip is being used to groom Reagan to move or be pushed into a higher position of power by giving him experience with international affairs. How she feels that Richard Nixon could soon be removed from power or killed. How Georgia Jackson, whose son George Jackson, was killed in San Quentin, is calling for an investigation by the United Nations (UN), of prison conditions and the circumstances of her son’s death (source needed). How the killing of the Attica Prison hostages only make sense if you understand that these people find life expendable, and that the political assassination teams will use a crisis to grab political power.
– Mae then touches on the Kent State massacre and her belief that it was a political killing (more info here). How investigators had information that a gunshot was used as a signal for the National Guard to fire into the crowd. That audio analysis of the event confirmed that there was a signal shot before the main volley of fire. How Attorney General John N. Mitchell dropped the Kent State case and is trying to cover it up.
– Mae then touches on an article (source needed) by John H. Bunzel, (former) president of San Jose State University, slamming Ronald Reagan for looting the California education system. She lays out additional facts to support these claims including a meeting between Reagan and Governor Claude Kirk, Jr. in Florida, Kirk’s claims during his campaign that he wanted to break the University of California, and how these two men later met in California after they were elected. Mae reads a quote from the article about the covert an unprecedented transition of power, authority, and influence taking place in Academia. How Bunzel compares this to something like a revolution. Mae explains that all of these issues are symptoms of fascism and an encroaching police state, and how these symptoms all stem from the usurpation of power that came from the political assassinations. How the country will never be able to reverse course from a fascist police state until the people who committed and covered-up the assassinations are brought to justice. How if the political assassination teams think nothing of killing American leaders, then they won’t think twice about murdering American citizens. She relates it by pointing out how the police thought nothing of apparently gunning down the hostages in the Attica Prison riots.
– Mae mentions a new batch of guards who were hired at San Quentin prison after the recent problems there. She notes how many of the new hires were very secretive about their backgrounds and their motives for becoming prison guards. Mae notes that these may be outside agent provocateurs being brought in to cause trouble and violence.
– Mae talks about her work on the Fort Ord mutiny case.
– Mae expresses her opinion that there is a conspiracy to take over the American government, like there was in Nazi Germany, and make it a fascist state. How there is a conspiracy to hide who is doing it, for political power, expediency, and to avoid losing face to the rest of the world.
– There is talk about apathy among most of the common people. Mae mentions a segment she did on Jack Anderson’s article “Assassination Balderdash!”, and how this article was later run in local newspapers, and how nobody let Mae know. She talks about the impotence of liberals, and her respect for conservatives who demand things that they want.
– Mae then reads a book review by Medford Evans, which appeared in the November 1970 edition of the John Birch Society’s monthly magazine, American Opinion, on the book “Special Unit Senator,” by Robert Houghton. Evans writes about how during the Palestinian Plane Hijackings in September 1970, the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP), listed the release of Sirhan Sirhan as one of their demands. How nothing is more vital to the political establishment in America then the denial of conspiracy in high places. How the book Special Unit Senator serves the same purpose as the Warren Report. How Houghton admitted that Sirhan may have been involved in a conspiracy to murder RFK, but there was no evidence that would stand up in court. How many times, in conspiracies, there is little or no physical evidence of the conspiracy itself, and often times there is no implicit agreement to take part in the conspiracy. How the Warren Report dedicated 6 pages to clearing the Texas oilmen and right-wing elements in the conspiracy to kill JFK, because there was no hard evidence that Lee Harvey Oswald knew Jack Ruby. How Julius and Ethel Rosenberg were sentenced to death for a conspiracy that was much more convoluted then the one involving RFK. Medford laments that there was no index included in Special Unit Senator. Mae mentions that Computers and Automation had recently published and index for the book. Evans writes how every American should question the story of the RFK murder, even they don’t agree with Kennedy’s politics, because it is a subversion of the democratic process. Evans also touches on William Barry, Bobby Kennedy’s chief bodyguard, and his decision, intentional or not, to change the route for Kennedy and go through the Ambassador Hotel’s kitchen where Sirhan Sirhan was waiting. How more disturbingly perhaps, was the fact that during the struggle of the shooting, Barry put his hand over the gun and turned it away from Sirhan.
– Mae mentions briefly an article in the San Jose Mercury by Ernest Conine titled “Hypocrite of the Week” (source needed), which listed Representative Paul McCloskey who is running on a campaign of “truth in government”, and Ronald Reagan, who said that taxes should hurt, yet paid no taxes last year. Mae also mentions Representative Burt L. Talcott, who had previously sent her a message the he was interested in her research. She mentions that despite him recently being less than a mile from her house for a speech at a country club on low cost housing in Yugoslavia, he never came to see Mae.
– Mae briefly mentions an article by Jack Anderson, titled “The Viet Peace Plan,” and her belief that we are agitating the Soviets by trying to get close with China. How the Soviets have begun leaking details of the plot in Dallas as political blackmail against improving Sino-American relations.
– Mae turns back to the exposé by Sputnik. She relates how the articles author, when asked on why he is telling the story now, stated very plainly that it was a type of blackmail. She reads info from the article on how it was Lyndon Baines Johnson who ultimately convinced jack Kennedy to take the fateful trip to Dallas. How a few days after the JFK assassination, Lyndon’s brother, Sam Johnson, called the President from San Antonio. How Lyndon thanked his brother helping him, and how Johnson wouldn’t be president without his support. How Sam Johnson responded to the President that he had nothing to do with Oswald. How Lyndon Johnson got very upset at this remark. How LBJ had originally attempted to have the investigation done by people in Dallas, how he did not want to have anybody in the Federal Government (and therefore possibly under Attorney General Bobby Kennedy) investigating the assassination, and how he wanted the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) report published immediately without showing it to Bobby. How at the time of the assassination, the Soviet author of this story could not expose these facts because it tended to indicate that the new President was trying to avoid a thorough investigation of the murder, and thus was implicated in a cover-up.on the JFK assassination being run in the Soviet monthly,
– Mae notes that recently (at the time) declassified documents from the National Archives confirm this story. She references a memo dated Dec. 8, 1963, from J. Edgar Hoover to Chief Justice Earl Warren, stating that LBJ had talked to Hoover about needing Warren to head the newly informed investigating commission. That the commission needed to put to rest the rumors of conspiracy by showing that all evidence pointed to Oswald as the lone assassin, and that Jack Ruby had no connections to Oswald or any Government Agency. How this indicates that the Warren Commission’s conclusions were predetermined. How Earl Warren initially refused LBJ’s offer to head the committee, but reluctantly accepted once Johnson made it a patriotic thing. How John J. McCloy, who had in the past carried out sensitive diplomatic missions for the United States, met confidentially with the representatives of foreign states as they arrived at the funeral. How he demanded that their press stop making such a fuss about the assassination and desist from insinuations of conspiracy. How he threatened that U.S. relations with these countries would deteriorate drastically. Mae notes that declassified documents from the National Archives show that when the Warren Report was completed, McCloy and Allen Dulles did make confidential trips to Europe to meet with the heads of state and the foreign press to exert pressure on them to accept the Warren Report as the final word on the subject. How McCloy’s law firm in New York, Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy, was a cover for Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) operations.
– Mae returns to the Sputnik article and reads how despite Earl Warren’s initial refusals to head the Commission, he was eventually guilted into doing it. How McGeorge Bundy told Warren that there were wild rumors of conspiracy in the JFK assassination that could lead to an international incident. How Dean Rusk told Warren that the head of the Atomic Energy Commission was warning that millions of people would die in an atomic holocaust if he didn’t head the commission. How Johnson finally convinced Warren to head the Commission by ordering him as Commander in Chief. How initially Warren thought it improper for a Chief Justice to perform these duties outside of the framework of the Supreme Court. How within a few days from the forming of the commission, Earl Warren made a sensational announcement that the facts and circumstances surrounding the assassination of JFK would never be known during the lifetime of the present generation. How the Dallas police had announced that Oswald was a communist, and how LBJ, who was the first and only member of the Kennedy cabinet to put forward the idea following the murder, that Oswald could be a communist, a few weeks later wanted to say that the communist allegations were a wild rumor. How Earl Warren was then caught in the trap of patriotism, and was brought in to back up the news stories that had convicted Oswald in the mind of the public before an investigation had even taken place.
– Starting at 40:50, Mae reads from the book 70 Hours and 30 Minutes, by