Skip to comments.Why would anyone kill (Ron) Brown?
Posted on 05/01/2007 11:14:00 PM PDT by Omega Man II
Why would anyone kill Brown?
By Rev. Barbara Reynolds, NNPA Columnist
April 9, 2007
April ought to be the month that we not only reflect upon the Crucifixion of Jesus but also the untimely deaths of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., and former Commerce Secretary Ron Brown, the man often suggested would become the nation's first black president.
What's the connection? So glad you asked.
If the reporter/witnesses, such as Matthew, Mark, Luke and John, had stopped talking and writing about the Assassination of Jesus and his subsequent Resurrection, what Scriptures would Christians have to base their faith upon? The Jesus followers could no more have depended upon the Roman soldiers to report truthfully on the Crucifixion than we can depend upon the FBI and the legacy of J. Edgar Hoover to set the record straight on the assassinations of King and Brown.
Brown was killed on April 3, 1996, on the eve of the 28th anniversary of the April 4, 1968 assassination of Dr. King.
Brown was the first African-American to chair the Democratic National Committee. President Clinton, himself, credited Brown, the consummate Washington insider powerbroker, as one of the main reasons why he won the White House in 1994.
It has been more than a decade since the plane Brown and 34 other passengers were riding in crashed on a mountaintop in Croatia. To this day, the following mysteries still remain:
Forensic experts for the Armed Forces Institute of Pathology, (AFIP) who examined Brown at a mortuary in Dover, Delaware, reported that Brown had a circular hole in his head that was the size and shape of a gunshot wound. A search of the crash site showed no pieces of debris that could make such a perfectly drill-punched hole.
X-rays taken of Brown's head showed fragments resembling the pattern of a disintegrating bullet. The Institute later conceded that those x-rays turned up missing.
Shortly before U.S. investigators could reach Niko Jerkuic, who was in charge of the Croatian airport's navigation system, he was found dead from a gunshot wound in the chest-an alleged suicide.
Although initial reports, such as Time Magazine, reported that one of the worst storms in a decade thwarted Brown's plane from landing, later reports showed only drizzling rain.
Granted there could be many explanations to why Brown was the only one to have a suspicious gunshot wound since the plane was flying near areas involved in a civil war. Another possibility is that someone could have executed Brown and parachuted off the plane.
Whatever the reasons, the U.S. government's failures created suspicions of a political assassination. Several pathologists called for an autopsy. It still has not been done and the pathologists who tried to alert the public that something was wrong had their careers ruined, according to Jack Cashill, who wrote an excellent book, entitled "Ron Brown's Body."
In my book, "No I Won't Shut up," I tell of a conversation I had with one of those experts, Lt. Col. Steve Cogswell, shortly before he was officially muzzled. Dr. Cogswell was the AFIP deputy medical examiner who asked his supervisors to perform the autopsy. "This whole think stinks," he told them.
Shortly after his forthrightness, Cogswell told me, "I have been re-assigned. I have been demoted because of my reporting on Brown. Sometimes I feel my life is endangered, but people only get 'disappeared' if they are going to tell something, I have already talked and I have no new revelations, so the cat is already out of the bag. Without an autopsy it is just as irresponsible to say the wound was caused by a bullet as to say it was not."
Why would anyone kill Brown? And if someone wanted to kill him, why take 34 innocent people with him. Cashill pointed out that Brown, was the man, who knew too much, was heavily involved in alleged illegal fundraising activities for the Clintons and had mouthed off about not going down alone. Moreover, in the light of the then recent suspicions around the so-called suicide of Vince Foster, another suicide might have raised too many suspicions.
Why do I care? I care not only because, murder is immoral and illegal, but if African-Americans, do not care do you expect the Romans to care?
I care because two weeks before his death, Brown sent word to me to attend one of his high-powered Cabinet meetings. Oddly enough, I had been in Washington journalism circles for more than 20 years and had never heard from Brown. We were not friends. He was not a source. But that day when he announced a new program to aid Africa, he called me to watch.
At a time when I hear no main-stream political leaders calling attention to the mysterious death of Ron Brown, I am watching, just like I believe, Brown, himself, knew I would.
Why doesn’t the godlike Dick Morris have the answer to that?
Whether or not Brown was murdered, one thing was clear... He wasn’t going to take the fall for the Clintons. He may have been loyal, but he wasn’t going to jail for their high crimes.
Man, I wish Limbaugh still had his tv show. That was great, and scary, stuff.
That clip still sums up Clinton quite well.
I am not a conspiracy theorist if I were I would find it hard to believe anyone who would kill a whole plane load of people to protect a President would not have staged an accident for a certain intern.
None of the Clinton murder conspiracy buffs have ever had an explanation for that one.....
it was ALL over Free Republic at the time.
Where was this fellow who wrote the article?
He can google all our old threads and perhaps should have before writing an article that comes across as a greiving obit not hard detective journalism.
If I am off mark...so be it.. tired and going to catch 20 zzz that is.
I’ll never forget the two boys on the railroad as boyz are snooping around at the pre teen age....well we know the rest of the story.
That's a good point.
Umm, Mr. Clinton* won election in 1992...what else did the author misstate?
* Etiquette dictates that former US Presidents be referred to as "Mr." or "The Honorable" - somehow "Mr." seems more appropriate...;)
We called it a Clintonista Hit.
Fig Neuton gone wild.
Linda Tripp probably saved Lewinsky’s life by recording the conversations and going public.
It usually works with my conspiracy minded friends. I just noticed the punctuation (or lack thereof) on my previous post.
It must be midnight!
A suicide by a young lady obsessed with the President (and thought to be a stalker by her co-workers) would not have been too hard to arrange by talented people.
What about the Air Force stewardess that survived the crash—then died of a broken neck?
And what about the homing beacon that was moved so that the plane plowed into the mountainside instead of being guided to the airport?
From the beginning this was whacked out. The “worst storm in a decade” was a lie from the beginning.Brown and the stew survived the crash, and then both were dispatched.
Someday, someone will spill the beans about the entire corrupt Clinton co-presidency, from Waco to the USS Cole—and it probably will be more than we ever imagined.
We have an emerg kit of boxes and bags when we go on high alert and need to get to a Med center.
have just came home from such and the last one was `ten years ago the reason to mention is one of the flight bags is a gift from Rush 12yrs ago like before his fame.
Bag reads “talent from God”
Dang that bag has been around in e merg encies.
Think I need to wash him out on the gentle cycle just to de crud from the stat need stains.
maybe she did....... I would not put it past a few of them but it seems rather easy to get carried away with the topic. I have always thought Monica would have told her true love if she had told anyone else.
It is frightening to think of how naive she was through the whole thing.
It is still sickening to think such a cad was Commander-in-Chief. My father was a general and he would have been busted in rank and discharged if he had diddled a private.
Who the hell are Romans?
Amen to that...and all Clinon could do is find some bleed heart valley teacher Oregonian and his wife to say she stalked him after he “did” her for a semester.
Trying to make her a “trendy” gal.
Thank God for rural Oregonians.
Never heard about the neck broken survivor.
Any links to such?
Remember Jenny Flowers light loafered neighbored who had everything on camera as a early day peep hole for his own needs.
They beat the heck out of that lil man and put the fear of death in him so he would never speak.
To bad Jenny didn’t have some angry big bear living next store instead.
Dick is still trying to get his toe lickings off of all the DC Madame lists.
No time for honorable moments.
I also remember the autopsy photo with the perfectly round (Bullet) hole in his head. I wonder what really happened.
Ha! That’s the first thing, I noticed, as well - - wrong commas, all over the place. Other than that, though, the author, makes a lot of very good points. It’s a shame, there’s too many commas, though, because, it detracts from the substance of the piece.
Yes, but assuming such a group existed that would murder a planeload of people to protect the President would they not have monitored Monica’s phone calls? According to conventional wisdom she was already viewed as a liability as soon as she started having “private time” with the President.
There are probably few people who see the President without his staff knowing about it.
If they were able to carry off two assassinations to protect the President they would have known “liability #1” was talking to Tripp.
Yes, I remember about Gennifer Flowers neighbor, who got beat up for taking pictures of the ‘Toon outside her apartment.
Bubba ran a regular mafia. That’s why Vince Foster and Jerry Parks are no longer with us.
Links I don’t have, but the articles were posted here on FreeRepublic in the late ‘90s to my recollection. As I recall, someone found the stew, who was seated at the back of the plane, wandering in the wreckage. Soon after she was found with a broken neck.
There must have been a “mop-up” crew in place.
Also, there were a lot of businessmen, big time donors on this plane.
Any guy who would threaten to spill the beans on the Clintons and subsequently jump into an airplane might just as well cut his own throat on the spot.
No fairy dust needed.
I shook “her’ hand and it was a hoof.
DC is a creepy place when the wrong hands are shuffling the deck.
Brown had to go. He knew to much, as Clinton’s bag man.
There was no opportunity, she was widely known and WATCHED, they knew people were expecting something like that.
Why she did not have and “arkancide” is way too obvious. Not a mystery at all.
Ron Brown was on an Air Force jet. To suggest that the plane crash was to cover up his murder is to suggest someone on that plane was on a suicide mission.
Well before Tripp recorded those conversations, Monica was causing trouble, like screaming “Don’t you know who I am!” at White House security when they wouldn’t let her in.
I remembered a connection to #800, thanks.
Try as I might the name, relationship to Brown, escaped me.
People have thought I was making it up lately.
oh come on now.....this perfumed and made up Jewish princess KNEW what to do to get a good govt job, to keep it, and to move up .....
I can't sleep at night thinking of what will happen if this stupid nation elects that other Clinton witch....
maybe some of the voters will find a new "Perot" to back so Hitlery for sure can become dictator....
Was that not Mondale’s daughter?
Because Linda Tripp got her to secure the Blue Dress before it was too late.
Left out another person just as important. Recall hearing on Bob Grant’s old radio show his interview with CPO Kathleen Janoski, Navy veteran forensic photographer. Very revealing interview. Google: Bob Grant Kathleen Janoski
-—that should get you to the Newsmax report on it, by Carl of Oyster Bay.
Having their dog on that list trivializes the rest of the questionable deaths, don’t you think ?
“Having their dog on that list trivializes the rest of the questionable deaths, dont you think ?”
I wondered the same thing although I suspect it was not trivial to Buddy.
Ron Brown and his son were under investigation and reportedly close to “spilling the beans”... IIRC Clinton had to convince Brown to go on that trip.
There was another WH intern, Mary Caitrin Mahoney, who was killed in shooting in DC Starbucks, along with two employees.
Linda Tripp convinced Lewinsky that going public with the story and cooperating with Starr was her best chance to stay safe; after going public they could try and damage her with attacks or try and bribe her (which they did), but she would avoid worse fate.
I am not generally a conspiracy theorist, but a lot of Clintons’ (both of them) “incidents” and “coincidences” only make sense in that light.
IIRC, there were rumors that Clinton’s head zotzer, Buddy Young, was first man on the ground at the crash site.
Was Ron Brown Assassinated? Take Two....
Published: 07-06-01 Author: backhoe
“Forensic experts for the Armed Forces Institute of Pathology, (AFIP) who examined Brown at a mortuary in Dover, Delaware, reported that Brown had a circular hole in his head that was the size and shape of a gunshot wound. A search of the crash site showed no pieces of debris that could make such a perfectly drill-punched hole.
X-rays taken of Brown’s head showed fragments resembling the pattern of a disintegrating bullet. The Institute later conceded that those x-rays turned up missing.
Shortly before U.S. investigators could reach Niko Jerkuic, who was in charge of the Croatian airport’s navigation system, he was found dead from a gunshot wound in the chest-an alleged suicide.”
Why didn’t Republicans in the Congress open an investigation? You can bet you arse the Democrats would have if the tables were reversed.
This is the problem Conservatives have with our elected officals, they have no attack mode, only the “we are nice please like us tone”.
Bloody hell. I never knew that.
Did anyone see Bown get on the plane? IMHO he was put on the plane dead.
Were there any survivors on the plane Brown was on ?
And the fbi is still too corrupt to go after hillary and 900+ fbi files.
Yes, one woman, a Sergeant, survived the initial crash, but she died from her injuries shortly afterwards.