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.
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.
“Linda Tripp probably saved Lewinskys life by recording the conversations and going public.”
I’m not so sure about that. Remember, until the “evidence” on the blue dress became public knowledge, the Clinton line was that Monica was a crazy, infatuated fantasizer who had dreamed it all up. I don’t doubt that they would have continued lying about her forever, and that it would all go down in history as he said-she said.
"WELCOME TO THE REAL AMERICA WHERE CRIMINALS GET TO BE
CELEBRITIES AND CELEBRITIES GET AWAY WITH MURDER."
"TO DIE FOR" Columbia Pictures
That was the best 30 minutes of tv...even though I had to get up at 5:00 am to watch it. :)
......would not have staged an accident for a certain intern....
One intern did die. I was banned for suggesting the one who cannot be mentioned had her killed in Georgetown.
You assume that Clinton didn't want people talking about Monica Lewinsky, but if you were Bill Clinton would you rather have had people talking about Ron Brown or Monica Lewinsky? Many people forget that some mainstream blacks were beginning to ask questions about Brown's death. The news about Monica ended all of that completely.
Mark this link BH. Thanks
I pray that I will live long enough to see it.
I’m guessing that it’s just poorly written. “In 1994, Clinton credited Brown...” might have been the intended meaning.
uhhh...Qouldn’t that have looked extremely suspicious? 1 plane crash and 1 suicide is not bad, but to off Lewinsky as soon as a major story breaks? That’s even worse/more suspicious than Gary Condit/Chandra Levy stuff. It simply would not have been a good plan.
Appreciate your looking- that was an eternity ago in web-time. More questions remain than answers, but I still suspect foul play.
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