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Thursday, May 29, 2008

My Mentor: Puerto Rican Rafael Miranda Wins Cuba's Highest Honor

Some communications dating back to Tuesday, November 1, 2005

From: "Bonnie Kerness"
To: "Eddie Griffin"

Eddie, I had quite a lot of contact with Standing Deer after his release – and he did have some happy days. Some in the Native community feel that he was set up to be murdered. I just heard that Leonard was recently transferred to Lewisburg, but I have not investigated that. Rafael Cancel Miranda is still alive and is speaking in Philly this weekend, I think. And I made a mistake. Jose Lopez , in Chicaco, is Oscar Rivera Lopez’s brother. I haven’t heard from Kom’boa in a while either, but I do know that he had a web site. I just googled in his name and came up with a ton of stuff I don’t have the time to go through. It was so good to see his photo! Got to go do some work here!

Bonnie Kerness, Coordinator
Prison Watch Project
American Friends Service Committee
89 Market Street - 6th floor
Newark, New Jersey 07102
Phone: 973-643-3192
Fax: 973-643-8924

Unforgotten Eddie Griffin

In the 1950s, Cuba, Puerto Rico, and the Virgin Isles had become a whorehouse for gringo imperialists, who loved to use the islands as their private playgrounds. They had turned the indigenous people into dispossessed maids and servants and prostitutes.

Long before the 1959 Cuban Revolution, Fidel Castro and Che Guevara had a hero named Rafael Cancel Miranda. Each Christmas, Castro would send a box of Cuban cigars to Rafael on Isle of Alcatraz.

One of the most widely known and respected women from the 20th century Puerto Rican liberation struggle is Lolita Lebrón.

Lolita Lebron is arrested on March 1, 1954, after an armed assault on Congress in support of Puerto Rico’s liberation.
Photo: AP Photo

On the morning of March 1, 1954, members of the House of Representatives were meeting to discuss immigration policy and the government of democratically elected President Jacobo Árbenz of Guatemala—a government that the CIA overthrew in November of that year. The four patriots calmly entered the Capitol building, passing through the lobby and up the stairs to a balcony designated for visitors.

As the proceedings went on, the Nationalists unfurled the Puerto Rican flag. Lolita Lebrón then shouted, “Que viva Puerto Rico libre!” Within seconds of brandishing and aiming their automatic weapons, the four revolutionaries opened fire on the U.S. Congress.

Gunfire broke out and bullets whistled through the air. Panic erupted in the chamber. Many congressional figures and their staff began screaming as they frantically pushed one another to get to the exit doors. Others avoided being shot by running to hide underneath tables and behind chairs.

Before it ended, 30 rounds were fired. Five congressmen were wounded. All government buildings were shut down, and security throughout the city of Washington was increased.

The four Nationalists were immediately apprehended. The mass media launched a campaign to demonize them and the whole Puerto Rican independence movement. The four were ultimately convicted and sentenced to life imprisonment.

Eddie Griffin, an inmate journalist, published the story of Miranda in the Black Pride prison newspaper. The world had almost forgotten about the four Puerto Rican Nationalists, until Angela Davis created the National Alliance Against Racism and Political Repression. Here is the story that was told to me, reprinted in the Militant, August 14, 2006. Briefly, my heart leaped for joy that my friend and mentor, Rafael was still alive.

The last time I saw him we were on a hunger strike, started July 4, 1976, the Bicentennial anniversary. In 1977, Rafael Cancel Miranda was a Marion Brother, an internationally recognized political prisoner, along with three other of us.

July 7, 2006 – In a ceremony in Havana, Rafael Cancel Miranda was awarded the José Martí Order, the highest honor issued by the Cuban government to non-Cuban leaders.

Here is the story of my mentor in prison (1973-1976), Rafael Cancel Miranda: [Excerpt from “Puerto Rican independentista Rafael Cancel Miranda speaks in Havana: ‘I was expelled by Batista regime, embraced by Cuban revolutionaries’”]

Militant, Vol. 70/No. 30 August 14, 2006

Tuesday, May 27, 2008

US Violates Human Rights of the Child Soldier POWs

Ursula Wynhoven

RE: US Violates Human Rights of the Child Soldier POWs

The United States has captured a number of child-soldier combatants as young as 12 years old. The government has kept these cases hidden from the American public. These children are branded as “terrorists”. They have been detained in harsh facilities with adults, held for years without being charged, (some for up to six years). When the reach the age of an adult, they are then charge him with capital offenses.

Consider the report below:

One child prisoner, Mohamed el Gharani, is accused of involvement in a 1998 al-Qa'ida plot in London led by the alleged al-Qa'ida leader in Europe, Abu Qatada. But he was 12 years old at the time and living with his parents in Saudi Arabia… After being arrested in Karachi in October 2001, aged 14, he has spent several years in solitary confinement as an alleged al-Qa'ida-trained fighter.

One Canadian-born boy, Omar Khadr, was 15 when arrested in 2002 and has also been kept in solitary confinement. The son of a known al-Qa'ida commander, he is accused of killing a US soldier with a grenade in July 2002 and was placed top of the Bush administration's list of detainees facing prosecution.

International Red Cross reports another 37 inmates were under the age of 18 when they were seized. One detainee, an al-Jazeera journalist called Sami el Hajj, has identified 36 juveniles in Guantanamo. The Independent World reports as many as 60 juveniles are incarcerated there.

The United States neither treat these youth as juvenile nor POW, but only as “terrorist”. Since a child cannot be given the death penalty, the US simply detains them without charges until the reach the age of majority.

This has stirred outrage in the world and divided America from her allies in fighting the global war on terror. The face of “terrorism” may be the face of a baby, a child soldier, who has no understanding of war, right or wrong, good or evil.

There is pressure on the government of Canada to have him sent back to his native country and tried in juvenile court. The United States has falsely escalated the definition of terrorism and war. By refusing to call the war in Iraqi a real war, with international mutual standard code of conducts, the US exempts itself from moral restrains recognized by the world.

It is no wonder that the United States and Somalia have not signed the CONVENTION ON THE RIGHTS OF THE CHILD, which was adopted by all the other nations of the world on November 20, 1989.

In light of Abu Graib and Guantanamo, the world should be as concerned as the “silent majority” of American citizens, who detest this use of “enhanced interrogation techniques” and torture on children.

The United Nations Committee on the Rights of the Child, the General Assembly in 1993 requested the Secretary-General to appoint an expert to study the impact of armed conflict on children. After two years of research, field visits and consultations, Graça Machel, the Secretary-General's Expert on the subject and a former Minister for Education in Mozambique, submitted a report, titled Impact of Armed Conflict on Children (document A/51/306 and Add. 1), to the 1996 session of the General Assembly.

The most fundamental premise of this report is that children simply have no part in warfare. It reveals the full extent of children's involvement in the armed conflicts raging around the world, and sets out the findings and recommendations aimed at Governments, entities of the United Nations system, intergovernmental and regional bodies, civil society organizations and individuals.

The United States neither treat these youth as juvenile nor POW, but only as “terrorist”. Since a child cannot be given the death penalty, the US simply detains them without charges until the reach the age of majority. This has stirred outrage in the world and divided America from her allies in fighting the global war on terror.

The face of “terrorism” is the baby-face of a child soldier, who has no understanding of war, right or wrong, good or evil.

There is mounting pressure on the government of Canada to have Omar Khadr sent back to his native country and be tried in juvenile court.

The United States attempts to exempt itself from accountability to the international community, by trickery definitions of words like “terrorism” and the meaning of "conventional and unconventional war", and what is allowed and disallowed. They split hairs on the meaning of torture and confound the true meaning of human rights.

THE TIME IS COME: The government of the United States must abide by the international convention on the Right of the Child, to wit:

Article 19 You have the right to protection against all forms of violence, neglect, abuse and maltreatment. You should not be exploited by your parents or other guardians.

Article 22 If you have been forced to leave your country you have the same rights as all the other children in your new country. If you are alone you have the right to special protection and help. If possible you should be reunited with your family.

Article 30 The thoughts and beliefs of every child should be respected. If you belong to a minority you have the right to your own language, your own culture and your own religion.

Article 34 No one should subject you to abuse or force you into prostitution. If you are treated badly you are entitled to receive protection and help.

Article 35 No one is allowed to kidnap or sell you.

Article 37 No one should punish you in a cruel and harmful manner.

Article 38 You never have to be a soldier or take part in an armed conflict.

Article 42 All adults and children should know about this convention. You have the right to learn about your rights.

Submitted by:
Eddie G. Griffin, Adult Friend WCPRC

Lt Commander Jeffrey Gordon, Senior Pentagon spokesman... "There is no international standard concerning the age of an individual who engages in combat operations... Age is not a determining factor in detention. [of those] engaged in armed conflict against our forces or in support to those fighting against us."

Thursday, May 22, 2008

The Real Barack Obama: Blogger Exclusive Interview

The blogworld is the only place where Barack Obama can speak at length about his ideas and vision for the future. Thus, for the first time, we can hear and see what’s on Obama’s heart.

No frills, glitz, or adornment, a street-level, one-on-one with, what could be, the next President of the United States.

HAT TIP to BlogHer

Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Nuke All the Terrorist Oil Rich States, including Texas

Why is the price of gas so high? And, why does it continue to rise?

Please, don’t try to sell me on the merits of a free market economy and global competition. I don’t want to hear it!

Whenever it cost more to drive my car back and forth to work than I earn working, it is time to go nuclear. Either blow up this job or all the oil rich countries. Frankly, I don’t care which.

I would just as soon park my old jalopy in the middle of the freeway and stop traffic and force everybody burn up their fuel just trying to get around me, than to watch my gas needle continue to hang on E somewhere east of the next gas station and west of the Middle East.

How can King Abdullah refuse to pump more oil? Isn’t Saudi Arabia our friends?

Never have I been more humiliated in my life than to see a US President go begging, hat-in-hand, to the Saudi monarch... and even worse, prostrating himself, Please give us more oil, "Your Highness".

King George II messed up... and messed up big time.

One day, George Bush is calling the Palestinian groups, Hamas & Hezbollah, "radicals and terrorists". The next day he is talking about how "it breaks my heart" that the Palestinians have been unable to establish peace and an independent homeland. And, the very next day he is begging for oil.

Talking about spiting your face... Sheesh!

What does President George Bush think? Does he think his approval rating in the Arab world is higher than his 22% rating at home? And, what part of Iran being a "terrorist state" does he think the rest of the Arab world agrees with? He is as naive as his would-be successor, John McCain, who swears he saw a putty-tat in Iran name al-Qaeda.

Is this the dilemma of war and peace in our age?

Gas is at $4 a gallon in the US, $8 per gallon in the UK, and $9.50 in the Netherlands. In the meantime, the Saudis are paying 45 cents a gallon. Forty-five cents, mind you!

And what about oil rich Texas, my own home state... an unheard of $3.75!

Yeah, nuke 'em... Texas, too. After all, this is George Bush home state also.

Friday, May 16, 2008

Political Prophecy: Peace Hope Dims, More War and Hostilities on Horizon

By Eddie Griffin

Friday, May 16, 2008

If loose lips sink ships, then the prospects of peace is sinking faster than the Titanic, the more President George Bush and Senator John McCain open their mouths. And, if it appears that there is a hole in our soul and our hopes are taking in water, it’s only because these two political prophets have torpedoed our optimism of a brighter tomorrow.

The prophecy, according to John, assures us that, once he’s in office, there will be at least five more years of war in Iraq. Nonetheless, at least, this is a much rosier picture than his previous predictions of a 100-year war.

Not to be outdone, however, in doomsday prophecy, King George II offered hopes to Jerusalem on its 60th anniversary, predicting that by the time Israel celebrated its 120th birthday there will be peace in the Middle East.

“From Cairo to Riyadh to Baghdad and Beirut”, the President declared. “People will live in free and independent societies, where a desire for peace is reinforced by ties of diplomacy and tourism and trade.” (Hooray! Standing ovation!)

By then, according to the President’s predictions, “Iran and Syria would be peaceful nations and that the Islamic militant groups al Qaeda, Hezbollah and Hamas would be defeated.” (Source: “Bush speech gently urges peace”, Star-Telegram, May 16, 2008)

COMMENTARY by Eddie Griffin

I have a problem with the Future Tense verb “would be” because it suggests an unconditional assertion, as uncontestable as a biblical prophet. (Notice how many times George Bush invokes the name of God in his speech). But, on the other hand, I have a bigger problem with John McCain’s use of the Past Tense where he should have used the Future Perfect Tense, as used in this statement below from his “Straight Talk Express” issued in Columbus, Ohio:

“By January 2013, America has welcomed home most of the servicemen and women who have sacrificed terribly so that America might be secure in her freedom. The Iraq War has been won.”

It takes a good reporter like Associate Press writer Glen Johnson to put McCain’s words in proper delusional prophetic perspective:

“The Republican presidential contender, in a mystical speech that also envisioned Osama bin Laden dead or captured, and Americans with the choice of paying a simple flat tax or following their standard 1040 form, said only a small number of troops would remain in Iraq by the end of a prospective first term because al-Qaida will have been defeated and Iraq's government will be functioning on its own,” quotes Johnson.

John McCain would lead us to believe that the war is as good as over, that it’s a done deal under his future administration, albeit some five years down the line. But the AP writer makes McCain’s words clear, that al-Qaeda “will have been defeated”. But we have to “keep hope alive” to get there.

The report goes on: “McCain peered through a crystal ball to 2013 and envisioned an era of bipartisanship driven by weekly news conferences and British-style question periods with joint meetings of Congress… The senator conceded he cannot make the changes alone, but said he wanted to outline a specific governing style to show the accomplishments it can achieve.”

In other words, in order to make his doomsday crystal ball scenario come true by 2013, McCain needs help, and that his campaign promise was just an “outline” to show his “governing style” of “accomplishments”.

But where’s the beef? Clearly, it is in the promise itself… a politician’s promise.

This is what a war-weary nation can expect: More war and no peace. Even the talk of peace is ludicrous to Bush-McCain.

In his speech to the Knesset, the Israeli parliament, George Bush criticized peace optimists: “Some seem to believe that we should negotiate with the terrorists and radicals, as if some ingenious argument will persuade them they have been wrong all along.”

On the other hand, John McCain scuffs at peace talks with neighboring Syria and Iran, as originally recommended by the 9-11 Commission. He characterizes Barack Obama as naïve and uninformed. Yet, on his visit to Jerusalem a few months earlier, it was McCain who openly declared the existence of al-Qaeda in Iran, before someone pulled his coat to his politically incorrect gaffe. It makes me and the whole world wonder exactly who is naïve.

Surely, al-Qaeda is not everywhere, and the sky is not falling. However, we can be certain that the ship is sinking. America’s prestige is going down, down, down, to the bottom of the Atlantic.

But, let the pundits tell it, we can raise the Titanic like George Bush raised the dead. Just look at the new life he gave to Adolph Hitler and Nazi Germany… (My kids are probably asking, “Adolph, who?”).

And if that is not a miracle, John McCain does one better:

“It's not a timetable; it's victory. It's victory, which I have always predicted. I didn't know when we were going to win World War II; I just knew we were going to win,” McCain said… “The increase in actionable intelligence that the counterinsurgency produced led to the capture or death of Osama bin Laden, and his chief lieutenants.” (Past Tense)

Welcome to the Future Past and the Orwellian Age of Doublespeak.

Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Bill O’Reilly Angers Black America

O’Reilly’s attack on Dr. Boyce Watkins provokes outrage and protest against FOX

Racism may be on its way out, but the last bastion of ignorance and white supremacy continues to raise its ugly head in the mass media, for which FOX News has been partisan and chief culprit.

Recently, Bill O’Reilly went after African-American scholar and commentator Dr. Boyce Watkins of Syracuse University. In early May, Dr. Watkins denounced O’Reilly as one of the “Axis of Ignorance” who continually stokes the pyres of racism in the media, along with Rush Limbaugh and Sean Hannity.

Their endless wave of “social terrorism” against people of color did not begin and end with presidential candidate Barack Obama or Jeremiah Wright. Last year, Blogger dnA of Too Sense exposed his latent racist slurs against African-Americans after O'Reilly visited a black restaurant in Harlem during the time of the Jena 6 protest and made the comment: "There wasn't one person in Sylvia's who was screaming, 'M-Fer, I want more iced tea.' You know, I mean, everybody was -- it was like going into an Italian restaurant in an all-white suburb in the sense of people were sitting there, and they were ordering and having fun. And there wasn't any kind of craziness at all."

The blogger noted: Until now, Bill O'Reilly has probably never been in a room full of black people in his entire life. Yet black culture is a subject on which he comments endlessly, as though he actually had any frame of reference beyond what he has seen in popular entertainment. The man has even admitted that he's "scared of having black friends," but he is not apparently, scared of pontificating forever about people he's never spent five minutes around outside of a newsroom.

After O’Reilly’s pandering to Hillary Clinton and Geraldine Ferrora, and promising the latter that if anybody gave her a hard time about her racist comments about Barack Obama, just let him (Bill O’Reilly) know and he would retaliate.

In face of all this, Boyce Watkins called O’Reilly, and his Axis allies, to account for their comments against black people. In response, O’Reilly went to Syracuse University and chased down Chancellor Cantor, in an attempt to hold her responsible for not keeping Dr. Watkins silent, or at least to put his tenure at the university in jeopardy.

Now the African-American professor is fighting back by calling for FOX sponsor of The O’Reilly Factor to pull their advertising.


There can be no two winners here. Either we bring an end to racism now and forever, or the Axis of Ignorance will continue rule the airways in America.

You can help put an end to this madness. Call, write, or fax:

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Friday, May 9, 2008

FOX News Acquiesce to Clinton Strategist Falsehood

Appearing on Fox News' The Live Desk, hosted by Martha MacCallum, GOP strategist Christine O'Donnell made the absurd assertion that Senate Barack Obama and Senate Joe Biden propose a “global tax that would require America to pay tax to the U.N”.

Here is the actual congressional summary of Bill S.2433, entitled: A bill to require the President to develop and implement a comprehensive strategy to further the United States foreign policy objective of promoting the reduction of global poverty, the elimination of extreme global poverty, and the achievement of the Millennium Development Goal of reducing by one-half the proportion of people worldwide, between 1990 and 2015, who live on less than $1 per day.


Requires the strategy to contain specific and measurable goals and to consist of specified components, including: (1) continued investment or involvement in existing U.S. initiatives related to international poverty reduction and trade preference programs for developing countries; (2) improving the effectiveness of development assistance and making available additional overall United States assistance levels as appropriate; (3) enhancing and expanding debt relief as appropriate; (4) mobilizing and leveraging the participation of businesses and public-private partnerships; (5) coordinating the goal of poverty reduction with other internationally recognized Millennium Development Goals; and (6) integrating principles of sustainable development and entrepreneurship into policies and programs.

Sets forth specified reporting requirements. Directs the Secretary of State to designate a coordinator who will have primary responsibility for overseeing and drafting the reports, as well as responsibility for helping to implement recommendations contained in the reports.

Footnote by Eddie Griffin

In an sincere effect to eliminate poverty in the world, here a fabricator makes good intent appear evil, for the sake of political gain. FOX News allows it and cuts off an rebuttal to the lie.

How can anyone trust a Hillary Clinton administration after all the exposed lies and distortions?

Thursday, May 8, 2008

Operation Chaos won Indiana for Clinton

Crow, as a hen, all she may about her razor-thin victory in Indiana. Hillary Clinton’s marginal win was due to her last swift-boat tactic, known as “Operation Chaos”, spearheaded over the airways by Rush Limbaugh.

Surprised that she won the “big states”? “Operation Chaos” called for Republicans to cross over and vote for Hillary Clinton, just as it had worked in Ohio, and almost in Texas.

Limbaugh encouraged listeners to vote for Clinton to "bloody up Obama politically" and prolong the Democratic fight, according to Washington Post Staff Writers Alec MacGillis and Peter Slevin.

To win is one thing, but to fight a losing battle for the purpose of bloody up your opponent. This is not Clinton. This is Rush Limbaugh, the avowed non-racist.

There it is, Democratic Party Superdelegates, a whisker of a win on the strength of Republican cross-over votes. Is this what you wish to take into November’s election against John McCain?

Limbaugh crowed about the success of his ploy all day Tuesday, featuring on-air testimonials from voters in Indiana and North Carolina who recounted their illicit pleasure in casting a vote for Clinton. "Some of the people show up and they ask for a Democrat ballot, and the poll worker says, 'Why, what are you going to do?' He says, 'Operation Chaos,' and they just laugh," Limbaugh said Tuesday.

The Obama campaign and many of its supporters condemned Limbaugh's intervention tactic yesterday, calling it a major factor in Clinton's narrow Hoosier State win.
"Rush Limbaugh was tampering with the primary, and the GOP has clearly declared that it wants Hillary Clinton as the candidate," Sen. John F. Kerry (Mass.), an Obama supporter, told reporters on a conference call.

Six-out-of-ten Republicans who supported Clinton on Tuesday said they would vote for presumptive GOP nominee John McCain over Clinton in the fall, if that were the matchup, according to the Washington Post Report.

Wednesday, May 7, 2008

Drop It and Move On

By Eddie Griffin

Wednesday, May 07, 2008

Sometimes it’s hard to give up. Take the money and run, a bank robber once said. But actually getting away is a different story. After committing his crime, the bank robber desperately tries to get away. But the long arm of the law was there.

“Throw your gun and raise your hands,” said the Texas Ranger sharptshooter. “I got a machine gun pointed at the top of your head.”

Tom Arnold has the drop on me and there was no other alternative except to die, then and there, on my belly in a storm drain. Giving meant facing criminal charges, one of which carried the death penalty. Damned if I do, and damned if I don’t. I was a dead man, anyway.

Taking hostages while committing bank robbery was a capital offense in Texas, up until 1972, the year I was taken down. There were four of us who pulled the bank heist, but in order to escape we had to take hostages and a police squad car. To make matters worse, they sent the sharpshooting Lone Ranger Tom Arnold after us.

“Throw your gun out, or I’ll blow your head off,” Arnold repeated. It was his second warning. The last kidnapper he shot in the back of the head, two months prior, received no warning at all. It was that shot, at a thousand yards out, through the back windshield of a getaway car, put this same Tom Arnold in the Texas Rangers Hall of Fame in Waco, Texas.

He had given Eddie Griffin a second warning, but nothing could give him the hope of another life, except Christ Jesus, himself.

I know how Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton must feel on this day after North Carolina and Indiana. Like a machine gun at point blank range, it’s over. Democratic leaders and supporters are telling her, “Throw out your gun and give up.” Giving up now would be without a loss of honor.

Take it from me, Hillary, the consequence of giving up may not be as bad as it seems. It is one thing to watch your long-held dreams die. But to let her candidacy die with honor may not be as bad as a long prison sentence, instead of the death penalty. You see, I was a die-hard, too. But someone once told me, die hard, but die you must.

It is time to heal… time for Eddie Griffin to heal… time for Hillary Clinton to heal… and time for the Democratic Party to heal. There is life after death.

Friday, May 2, 2008

The Clinton Body Count

Let the dead bury the dead and leave them be in their graves. But I cannot help bring up the dead and wonder why so many people surrounding Hillary and Bill Clinton have perished in their path… the most recent being motorcycle patrolman Victor Lozada, killed in Dallas accident while escorting Hillary Clinton’s motorcade on her way to Fort Worth.

Maybe it’s coincidence. Surely, it’s fate. Nevertheless, when someone published a list of deceased friends and associates of the Clintons, I could not help but imagine about the black cloud rising up from the Gulf that seems to follow them wherever they go.

1 - James McDougal - Clinton's convicted Whitewater partner died of an apparent heart attack, while in solitary confinement. He was a key witness in Ken Starr's investigation.

2 - Mary Mahoney - A former White House intern was murdered July 1997 at a Starbucks Coffee Shop in Georgetown. The murder happened just after she was to go public with her story of sexual harassment in the White House.

3 - Vince Foster - Former white House councilor, and colleague of Hillary Clinton at Little Rock's Rose Law firm. Died of a gunshot wound to the head, ruled a suicide.

4 - Ron Brown - Secretary of Commerce and former DNC Chairman. Reported to have died by impact in a plane crash. A pathologist close to the investigation reported that there was a hole in the top of Brown's skull resembling a gunshot wound. At the time of his death Brown was being investigated, and spoke publicly of his willingness to cut a deal with prosecutors.

5 - C. Victor Raiser II and Montgomery Raiser, Major players in the Clinton fund raising organization died in a private plane crash in July 1992.

6 - Paul Tulley - Democratic National Committee Political Director found dead in a hotel room in Little Rock, September 1992... Described by Clinton as a 'Dear friend and trusted advisor.'

7- Ed Willey - Clinton fund raiser, found dead November 1993 deep in the woods in VA of a gunshot wound to the head. Ruled a suicide. Ed Willey died on the same day his wife Kathleen Willey claimed Bill Clinton groped her in the oval office in the White House. Ed Willey was involved in several Clinton fund raising events.

8 - Jerry Parks - Head of Clinton's gubernatorial security team in Little Rock. Gunned down in his car at a deserted intersection outside Little Rock. Park's son said his father was building a dossier on Clinton. He allegedly threatened to reveal this information. After he died the files were mysteriously removed from his house.

9 - James Bunch - Died from a gunshot suicide. It was reported that he had a 'Black Book' of people which contained names of influential people who visited prostitutes in Texas and Arkansas.

10 - James Wilson - Was found dead in May 1993 from an apparent hanging suicide. He was reported to have ties to Whitewater.

11- Kathy Ferguson, ex-wife of Arkansas Trooper Danny Ferguson, was found dead in May 1994, in her living room with a gunshot to her head. It was ruled a suicide even though there were several packed suitcases, as if she were going somewhere. Danny Ferguson was a co-defendant along with Bill Clinton in the Paula Jones lawsuit. Kathy Ferguson was a possible corroborating witness for Paula Jones.

12 - Bill Shelton - Arkansas State Trooper and fiancée of Kathy Ferguson. Critical of the suicide ruling of his fiancée, he was found dead in June, 1994 of a gunshot wound also ruled a suicide at the grave site of his fiancée.

13 - Gandy Baugh - Attorney for Clinton's friend Dan Lassater, died by jumping out a window of a tall building January, 1994. His client was a convicted drug distributor.

14 - Florence Martin - Accountant & sub-contractor for the CIA, was related to the Barry Seal Mena Airport drug smuggling case. He died of three gunshot wounds.

15 - Suzanne Coleman - Reportedly had an affair with Clinton when he was Arkansas Attorney General. Died of a gunshot wound to the back of the head, ruled a suicide. Was pregnant at the time of her death.

16 - Paula Grober - Clinton's speech interpreter for the deaf from 1978 until her death December 9, 1992. She died in a one car accident.

17 - Danny Casolaro - Investigative reporter. Investigating Mena Airport and Arkansas Development Finance Authority. He slit his wrists, apparently, in the middle of his investigation.

18 - Paul Wilcher - Attorney investigating corruption at Mena Airport with Casolaro and the 1980 'October Surprise' was found dead on a toilet June 22, 1993 in his Washington DC apartment. Had delivered a report to Janet Reno three weeks before his death

19 - Jon Parnell Walker - Whitewater investigator for Resolution Trust Corp. Jumped to his death from his Arlington, Virginia apartment balcony August15, 1993. He was investigating the Morgan Guarantee scandal.

20 - Barbara Wise - Commerce Department staffer. Worked closely with Ron Brown and John Huang. Cause of death unknown. Died November 29, 1996. Her bruised, nude body was found locked in her office at the Department of Commerce.

21- Charles Meissner - Assistant Secretary of Commerce who gave John Huang special security clearance, died shortly thereafter in a small plane crash.

22 - Dr. Stanley Heard - Chairman of the National Chiropractic Health Care Advisory Committee, died with his attorney Steve Dickson in a small plane crash. Dr. Heard, in addition to serving on Clinton's advisory council personally treated Clinton's mother, stepfather and brother.

23 - Barry Seal - Drug running pilot out of Mena, Arkansas, death was no accident.

24 - Johnny Lawhorn Jr. - Mechanic, found a check made out to Bill Clinton in the trunk of a car left at his repair shop. He was found dead after his car had hit a utility pole.

25 - Stanley Huggins - Investigated Madison Guarantee. His death was a purported suicide and his report was never released.

26- Hershell Friday - Attorney and Clinton fund raiser died March 1, 1994 when his plane exploded.

27 - Kevin Ives and Don Henry - Known as 'The boys on the track' case. Reports say the boys may have stumbled upon the Mena Arkansas airport drug operation. A controversial case, the initial report of death said, due to falling asleep on railroad tracks. Later reports claim the two boys had been slain before being placed on the tracks. Many linked to the case died before their testimony could come before a Grand Jury.


28 - Keith Coney - Died when his motorcycle slammed into the back of a truck, July 1988.

29 - Keith McMaskle - Died stabbed 113 times, Nov, 1988

30 - Gregory Collins - Died from a gunshot wound January 1989.

31 - Jeff Rhodes - He was shot, mutilated and found burned in a trash dump in April 1989.

33 - James Milan - Found decapitated. However, the Coroner ruled his death was due to 'natural causes.'

34 - Jordan Kettleson - Was found shot to death in the front seat of his pickup truck in June 1990.

35 - Richard Winters - A suspect in the Ives / Henry deaths. He was killed in a set-up robbery July 1989.


36 - Major William S. Barkley Jr.

37 - Captain Scott J. Reynolds

38 - Sgt. Brian Hanley

39 - Sgt. Tim Sabel

40 - Major General William Robertson

41 - Col. William Densberger

42 - Col. Robert Kelly

43 - Spec. Gary Rhodes

44 – Steve Willis

45 - Robert Williams

46 - Conway LeBleu

47 - Todd McKeehan


48 - Charles Ruff was one of Clinton's attorneys during the impeachment trial and was known to have inside infomration on the White House emails scandal as well. Original reports were that he died in an accident in his home although no details were given. Then the report changed to claim that he was found in his bedroom unconscious, then declared dead on arrival at the hospital.

Tragedy begets tragedy. God help America.