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                                                                                            Sen. Paul Wellstone                              1944-2002

                                                                                                               Was a real friend to vets.
                                                                                      left: YouTube video, Prof. Jim Fetzer, Assassinated Press and also
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              Sen. Paul Wellstone                                                            Clinton / Wellstone

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                                                            Sen. Paul Wellstone 1944-2002
                    Progressive                                           Reference                                           Conservative
            Assassinated Press, Fetzer                                                                               ABC News search: Paul Takemoto, FAA
                                                                                                                     spokesman says flight data recorders are
                                                                                  Fire burned for five
                                                                hours and could not be extinguished with
                                                                ChewintheFat "Lindberg, of the Twin
                                                                Cities firm of Johnson & Lindberg, said
                                                                he was hired to represent Executive
            Colombia archive                                    Aviation by its insurance carrier, Global
            Common Dreams "Paul Wellstone, who                  Aerospace/Associated Aviation
            courageously opposed war with Iraq                  Underwriters of London."
            despite political cost."                            Findlaw "STATE OF MINNESOTA IN
                                                                COURT OF APPEALS A05-2467                                                                      go
                                                                Marie Guess, as Trustee for the Heirs and            to Bush / Clinton Body Count, Death List
                                                                Next of Kin of Michael L. Guess,                     research the people that put you in Iraq
                                                                Appellant, vs. Mark Priore, Special                  / Afghanistan.
                                                                Administrator for the Estate of Richard              ABC News Blogs "the former mayor of St.
                                                                E. Conry, deceased, Defendant, Aviation              Paul -- is widely considered one of the
                                                                Charter, Inc., et al., Respondents."                 Senate's most vulnerable Republicans.
                                                                Guam EA insurance carrier, Global                    Minnesota has been trending Bluer and
                                                                Aerospace/Associated Aviation                        Bluer, and before Sen. Paul Wellstone, D-
                                                                Underwriters of London                               MN, died in a plane crash during his 2002
                                                                MediaStudy "Syndicated conservative                  race, it seemed unlikely that Coleman
                                                                columnist Andrew Sullivan led the                    would have been able to beat him.."
                                                                charge, terming my call for an                       Americans for Job Security .. A mysterious
            Common Dreams Bush fear of                          independent investigation “looney                    Alexandria, Virginia-based outfit, calling
            Wellstone. ... And now that Coleman is              tunes” ... Chicago Sun Times columnist               itself Americans for Job Security (AJS),
            leaning toward a Senate race, Bush,                 Mark Steyn took over where Sullivan left             with ties to big business and the Republican
            Cheney and Rove are pulling out all the             off ... John Moyers, editor of                       congressional leadership had spent more
            stops to make sure they are in charge of  , termed my piece                        than $1 million on an anti-Wellstone ad
            the anti-Wellstone effort."                         “irresponsible rumormongering                        campaign in Minnesota before the election
            APK2000                                             Mindprod, political assassinations,                  ... headed by Michael Dubke, was founded
            Econ.Utah,edu                                       asbestos connection, search: Wellstone               with $1 million from the American
                                                                Notes: Conry lied about pilot experience,            Insurance Association. In order to maintain[5/28/2014 5:21:45 PM]

            From the Wilderness "the stall warning
            horn (an alert that warns if airspeed is too ???, Jerry Litton,          the secrecy of its donors ... Truthseeker
            slow) was activated under landing               1976, plain crash, N41BE, plane ID,            Chicago Tribune
            conditions (gear down with full flaps) at       Carmody claims no black box, Colombia          Jim Gilmore, RNC chairman
            85 knots."                                      Bomb threat, Ambassador Patterson              Johnson & Lindberg will represent
            Infowars: Wellstone co-pilot linked to          Robins Kaplan Miller & Ciresi                  Executive Aviation "Lindberg, of the Twin
            Moussaoui                                       "Represented families of Senator Paul          Cities firm of Johnson & Lindberg, said he
            MyLeftWing                                      Wellstone, his wife, daughter and three        was hired to represent Executive Aviation
                                                            staff members who died in a crash of a         by its insurance carrier, Global
            Tom Davis
                                                            chartered plane near Eveleth, MN. The          Aerospace/Associated Aviation
            Nation Wellstone amendment to Bush tax          case settled against the affiliated air        Underwriters of London." ChewintheFat
            cut that diverted 17 billion to Veteran's       charter companies for the insurance
            programs                                                                                       Dan Bartlett, Bush aid.
                                                            limits of $25 million.                         Ken Mehlman, director of political affairs
            Nation: Tempered 'draconian' bankruptcy         Wikipedia: "The NTSB later determined
            bill pushed by credit card industry                                                            Paul Begala, former aid
                                                            that the likely cause of the accident was
            Nativenet, FBI Nicholas O'hara MORE                                                            CNN
                                                            the failure of both the pilot and copilot to
            Ratical                                         maintain a safe minimum airspeed,
            Robins-Kaplan                                   leading to a stall from which they could
            Unknown News, Sherly Seal, The                  not recover. Fatigue could have affected
            People's Investigation                          this, as the day before the crash the pilot
            Scoop Was Paul Wellstone murdered?              had flown an unexpected trip from 3:00
            MORE                                            am - 9:30 am and then worked a nursing
            TIM News                                        shift from 6:00 pm - 10 pm. He was
                                                            awake by 7:15 on the morning of the
            Webcom Was Paul Wellstone Murdered
                                                            crash 11]. Wellstone's flight departed St.
                                                            Paul at about 9:37 a.m. the following
            Wellstone Action non-profit group               morning. However, both of the pilots
            Wellstone Action, Wikipedia                     would have had to fail in their task of
            WSWS                                            monitoring the airplane's instrumentation
            WSWS Michael Guess, co-pilot,                   and in-flight behavior, which would have       Go to Bush / Clinton crime
            Moussaoui, flight simulator, Eagan              given ample warning of an impending
                                                                                                           families the people that put you in
            Minnesota, simulator CD.                        stall." MORE
                                                                                                           Iraq / Afghanistan.
            WSWS                                            Star Tribune "Padden said he believes
                                                                                                           Carol Carmody, acting Chairwoman,
                                                            Conry was at the flight controls when the
                                                                                                           NTSB VOR, 'slightly out of tolerance'.
                                                            chartered King Air A100 nosed into
                                                            marshy and wooded terrain 2 miles              NTSB Carmody leaves NTSB at end of her
                                                            southeast of the Eveleth-Virginia              term
                                                            Municipal Airport. The plane was               NTSB NTSB TO RELEASE FACTUAL
                                                            squared up for a landing 9 miles from the      REPORTS ON CRASH OF AIRCRAFT
                                                            runway with no apparent problems before        CARRYING SENATOR WELLSTONE, 7
                                                            it drifted off course and crashed without a    OTHERS
                                                            distress call. and file                         NTSB press release and final report file
                                                                                                           USA Today "In the crash that killed
                                                                                                           Wellstone, investigators weren't sure which
                                                                                                           of the two pilots was flying the plane, let
                                                                                                           alone why they allowed the twin-engine
                                                                                                           turboprop to turn off course and slow
                                                                                                           dangerously. A radar track showing the
                                                                                                           plane's position, altitude and speed once
                                                                                                           every four seconds is all investigators had
                                                                                                           to go on.

   Points to consider:
            NTSB completely ignores 5 hour fire,            Paul Wellstone was perhaps the single          The FBI was at the accident scene in a
            other than the words 'extreme post-crash        one-man obstacle to Bush's fervent and         suspiciously short time, reminiscent of the
            fire. ... blue smoke typical of electrical      stated desire to secure passage of the         FBI's confiscation of the surveillance tapes
            fires that streamed out of the King Air's       Homeland Security measure prior to a           at the Citgo gas station and Hilton Hotel at
            sheared fuselage for hours after the            U.S. invasion of Iraq. Scoop                   the Pentagon on 9/11. Fetzer
            crash. OilEmpire ... Ulman told AFP             Fetzer Carol Carmody, a former                 Rick Wahlberg, sheriff of St. Louis County,
            that on this flight, at about 11:15 a.m., he    employee with the CIA, the head of the         told AFP that local police and FBI agents[5/28/2014 5:21:45 PM]

            saw that the burning fuselage had nearly           team, announced the day after that the             reached the remote crash site “at about 12”
            “disintegrated Truthseeker                         FBI had found no indications of terrorist          noon]. Paul McCabe, special agent and
            NTSB press release and final report file           involvement. Yet it is the responsibility          spokesman for the FBI’s Minneapolis
            pdf                                                of the NTSB to ascertain the cause of the          division, told AFP that the FBI’s Evidence
            Weather was not a factor, although an              crash, which has yet to be determined to           Response Team (ERT) drove to the site
            instrument landing was used, the airport           this very day.                                     from the Twin Cities and arrived at the
            runway was in full view. Fetzer: Even              Ashcroft was Attorney General and had              crash scene about 3 p.m. on Oct. 25.
            the National Transportation Safety                 some control over the investigation. ....          Truthseeker but see Fetzer FBI arrived at
            Board's own simulations of the plane, the          says its not a crime scene. YouTube                1:00
            pilots and the weather were unable to              video Wellstone's death was just 12 days           Fetzer "The FAA has told me that its
            bring the plane down.                              before the election. Senate party tally            records of private aircraft arriving in
            Two other Beechcraft airplanes landed              50-49.                                             Duluth that morning have been destroyed,
            within 2 hours of the crash.                       Mel Carnahan, who lost his life in 2000,           even though they might verify the FBI's
            NTSB, Carmody said their was a 'slight'            three weeks before Election Day, during            early arrival."
            irregularity with the radio beacon that            his Senatorial race against John Ashcroft          CNN made false statements about the
            morning. .. the Eveleth airport was                Webcom Carnahan went on to become                  weather, and made a curious statement
            equipped with only a directional beacon            the first dead man to win a Senatorial             about how well Wellstone knew the pilots,
            to line the plane up with the runway.              race, humiliating and defeating the                they mentioned Ted Kennedy as a possible
            Both pilots were highly qualified, and it          unpopular Ashcroft posthumously.and                passenger, also focused on Conry's fraud
            was not a reckless decision to fly that            search Pawlenty.                                   conviction ... like all these points were the
            day. According to the NTSB web site                Fetzer Wellstone's successor in the U.S.           'cause' of the accident.
            Carmody formerly worked for the CIA. .             Senate, Norm Coleman, has been placed              Focused microwave energy pulse weapons
            Inclement weather and mechanical failure           in charge of the Senate Investigations             are fully developed and available in
            were ruled out. There was a 700' cloud             Committee.                                         portable forms.
            ceiling that day.                                  Historically, Democrats are twice as               Target Wellstone, "More likely, the
            The A-100 is one of the most reliable              likely to die in plane accidents as                authors maintain, the King Air lost airspeed
            aircraft in the world.                             Republicans. He was the second Senator             and altitude because the pilots were unable
            NTSB said the aircraft stalled just before         in two years to die in a plane accident,           to control it. Understanding the crash, they
            crash. The angle of impact was 30                  both were in heated political races. see           believe, requires establishing why the King
            degrees (extremely steep), indicating the          Missouri Governor Mel Carnahan.                    Air suddenly stopped communicating."
            plane was out of control; - The wing               Wellstone was the only Senator in a tight          Webcom: When I heard Wellstone's plane
            flaps, which should have been fully                race to vote against the Iraq war                  went down, I immediately thought of
            extended for landing were only extended            resolution. FamousCrashInfo                        Panamanian General Omar Torrijos, who in
            to 15 degrees (a setting used for initial          Colombia, police found two roadside                1981 thumbed his nose at the Reagan/Bush
            approach descent); engines were running            bombs along Wellstone's intended route.            administration and threatened to destroy the
            at the impact moment. "Radar tapes                 CNN Also while in Colombia, Wellstone              Panama Canal in the event of a U.S.
            indicate the plane had descended to about          was "accidentally" sprayed by                      invasion. Torrijos died shortly thereafter
            400 feet and was traveling at only 85              glyphosphate, he was told. another                 when the instruments in his plane failed to
            knots near the end of its flight. It then          herbicide that has also been used in               function upon takeoff ...Webcom
            turned south, dove at an unusually steep           Colombia is agent orange ... known to              At the very same time of the crash, cell
            angle and crashed. Scoop                           cause multiple sclerosis. Wellstone was            phone signals were interrupted and planes
            From the Wilderness "the stall warning             diagnosed with MS in 2002 NPR                      were varying from flight paths. YouTube
            horn (an alert that warns if airspeed is too       Wellstone actively spoke in opposition to          video
            slow) was activated under landing                  Plan Colombia.                                     Suddenly the idea of electronic-jamming
            conditions (gear down with full flaps) at          Dyncorp operated the planes that sprayed           equipment sending a decoy VOR (landing
            85 knots."                                         Wellstone.                                         guidance system) signal to the King Air
            Gary Ulman, professional pilot and                                                                    becomes plausible. Obeying
            assistant manager of the Eveleth airport                                                              instrumentation that's tricked into believing
            ... " FAA spokeswoman, Elizabeth Isham                                                                the plane is several degrees off course, the
            Cory, said there didn’t appear to be any                                                              pilot follows the signal straight into the
            sign of distress coming from the plane’s                                                              ground OilEmpire
            crew on its final approach to the airport"                                                            AmericanFreePress The co-pilot who flew
            Truthseeker                                                                                           with Wellstone had known Zacharias
                                                                                                                  Moussaoui, Truthseeker

            Notes Robert Brailing(Breiling), aviation consultant, N41BE registered to Beech Transportation, Inc. of Eden Prairie, Minn., Raytheon bought
            Beechcraft, who was plane manufacturer, Takemoto, Plane description spelled wrong in NTSB report, Ted Rall, Carol Carmody, acting
            Chairwoman, Ashcroft, 1997 crashes of A100 also owned by Aviation Charter, Inc., Eden Prairie,Flight 587, Benzon, Carmody mentioned there
            was a 'small' problem with the radio beacon, Witnesses heard shot at time of crash, Crash site well south of normal land path, visibility was 2.5
            miles at time of landing, well above the 1 mile min. for a standard inst. landing, Phil Agre ? Sheila Wellstone, wife, activist for women's issues,[5/28/2014 5:21:45 PM]

            Barbara Streisand , Wellstone supporter, Cheryl Seal, Insider News, articles on Wellstone death, Colombia war, links to Bush, Carlyle Group
            works with EMP devices, joined Russel Feingold in opposition to anti-terrorism legislation, Wellstone, Jewish, Flight data recorders not
            mentioned in 2 previous A100 fatal accidents, N30SA, N100BE, N799DD, preliminary only, BE-100-A100, landing gear collapse, no injuries,
            Richard Conry, pilot in command, Bryan T. Maloney, former pilot released for falsifying license, How did Maloney pass a FAA check ride
            without having a proper license, Mike Cerisi, Roberta Walburn retained by Wellstone family, consider legal action. Planes that sprayed
            Wellstone in Columbia may have belonged to Carlyle Group. Carmody says slight irregularity with Eveleth radio beacon, Moussaoui 747
            flight simulator software.
            TwinCities A native of southern Minnesota, Mondale has been vice president, a U.S. senator, state attorney general and ambassador to Japan. He
            was the Democratic nominee for president in 1984, losing to President Ronald Reagan. He narrowly lost an election to Sen. Norm Coleman as
            an emergency fill-in candidate to replace U.S. Sen. Paul Wellstone, who died in an airplane crash just before the 2002 election.
            Scoop Was Paul Wellstone murdered? ... From a historical standpoint Democrats are twice as likely to die in air crashes as Republicans.
            Frequently, those who have died were known to have been either involved in the investigation of covert operations or to have taken highly
            controversial positions in opposition to vested government interests. Sam Smith of the Progressive Review ( published an
            Oct. 25 story titled "Politicians Killed In Plane Crashes." For his source he used a wonderful database found at Of
            22 air crashes involving state and federal officials, including one ambassador (Arnold Raphael) and one cabinet official (Ron Brown), FTW
            found that 14 (64 percent) were members of the Democratic Party and 8 (36 percent) were members of the Republican Party. If the list was
            limited to only elected members of Congress, the total was eight Democrats and four Republicans. Six of the fatalities occurred during election
            campaigns. Of those, four were Democrats and two were Republicans
            CommonDreams "Sen. Paul Wellstone stepped out of a helicopter and into a bulletproof car and drove to a meeting with human rights activists.
            Hours earlier, police said they discovered a bomb along the airport road. U.S. and Colombian authorities Friday downplayed the possibility that
            Wellstone and U.S. Ambassador Anne Patterson, who accompanied the Minnesota Democrat, were the intended targets of the bomb. Their visit
            marked the first time a U.S. lawmaker or ambassador had come to the deadliest town in all the Americas - a sweltering cluster of cinderblock
            homes on the banks of the muddy Magdalena River. ... For Wellstone, a former civil rights activist and college professor, his two-day visit to
            Colombia also was aimed at making a stand against Plan Colombia, a drug-eradication effort being funded by $1.3 billion from Washington.
            Under the plan, dozens of U.S.-donated combat helicopters will ferry U.S.-trained Colombian troops into cocaine-producing plantations to
            seize them from insurgents. ...
            AmericanFreePress "The co-pilot who flew with Wellstone had known Zacharias Moussaoui, the accused Sept. 11 conspirator who had attended
            an Eagan (Minn.) flight school. Co-pilot Michael Guess, 30, had met the flying student Moussaoui at the Pan Am International Flight Academy
            where Guess worked last year. Guess had reportedly “inadvertently” given Moussaoui unattended access to a computer program on flying a 747
            jumbo jet. An ex-manager of Pan Am told the FBI that Guess had placed a CD-ROM containing the 747 software at a workstation before one
            of Moussaoui’s training sessions. After Moussaoui was arrested, the FBI searched his belongings and found the proprietary program copied on
            his laptop computer, the ex-manager said. Guess had recently been laid off at the flight academy, where he had hoped to become a flight
            instructor. “At Executive Aviation in Eden Prairie, where Guess had been employed as a pilot since June 2001, a spokesman said colleagues
            remembered Guess telling them he had played a more significant role regarding the suspicions concerning Moussaoui,” the Star Tribune
            reported. Dave Mona, a spokesman for Executive Aviation, said Guess’ colleagues had said Guess had described himself as “at least a role
            player” in the detection of Moussaoui. Mona said Guess had told his colleagues that “he and the receptionist . . . thought what Moussaoui] was
            requesting was unusual” and had raised the issue with others."
            Wikipedia Michael L. Guess, the First Officer, was characterized in the NTSB report as being "below average" in proficiency. 12] Significant
            discrepancies were also found in pilot Richard Conry's flight logs in the course of the post-accident investigation. 13] He also had a well-known
            tendency to allow copilots to take over all functions of the aircraft as if they were the sole pilot during flights. After the crash, three copilots told
            of occasions in which they had to take control of the aircraft away from Conry. After one of those incidents, only three days before the crash, the
            copilot had urged Conry to retire. .... more search terms: other victims, wife, Sheila, Marcia, campaign staffer Will McLaughlin, Lom Lapic,
            Mary McEvoy, plane on route to Eveleth,
            Huffington Post "Republican Front Group Skirts Election Law: Attacked Wellstone, Attacking Shaheen stumble digg reddit news
            trust Posted July 21, 2008 | 03:51 PM (EST)Read More: AJS, Attack Ads, Front Groups, Jeanne Shaheen, Paul Wellstone, Republicans, Sununu
            Shaheen, Politics News In 2002, a shady Republican front group spent millions of dollars attacking Democratic Senate candidates across the
            country, including Paul Wellstone (D-MN). The group, Americans for Job Security (AJS), registered as an "issue advocacy" group, even though
            election laws prohibit such groups from electioneering for or against candidates. AJS's ability to skirt election laws allowed the group to take
            corporate contributions and hide the identity of its donors. The group spent an estimated $8.5 million nationwide against Democratic candidates
            in the final weeks of the 2002 election. In Minnesota, AJS spent $1 million on ads calling Paul Wellstone a "money grubber" and accusing him
            of "taxing the dead." In the last days of his life, Paul traversed Minnesota denouncing AJS's illegal attacks and calling on the group to reveal its
            donors. I had the privilege of working for Paul Wellstone then. He was determined to stop a Virginia-based organization from buying
            Minnesota's election with attack ads. He knew that AJS had been started with funding from the big insurance companies and that their secret
            donations came from big corporate special interests trying to stop his progressive agenda. Click here to see rare video of Paul Wellstone talking
            about the AJS attacks just a few days just a few days before he died. Paul wasn't the only candidate AJS targeted in 2002. They spent another $1
            million attacking Jeanne Shaheen in New Hampshire. This year, they are targeting Shaheen again in her rematch with John Sununu. It's only
            July and already AJS has poured an estimated $261,000 thus far into the Granite State to attack Shaheen as a big taxer. The fact that New
            Hampshire had the lowest tax burden in the nation the entire time Jeanne Shaheen was governor never gets a mention. The Shaheen-Sununu
            rematch is one of the most important in the country. It's the Democrats' best chance of knocking off an incumbent, but more importantly, it is an
            opportunity to increase the number of progressives in the U.S. Senate. I have the privilege of working for Jeanne Shaheen now and I know that
            she and Sununu have opposing views on almost every issue: she is pro-choice, he is pro-life; she wants to end the war in Iraq, he's voted down
            the line with Bush to keep it going; she opposes tax subsidies to oil and gas companies, he votes to protect them; she supports the right of[5/28/2014 5:21:45 PM]

            workers to organize, he votes to dismantle worker rights; she advocates a new energy policy to combat global warming, Sununu says "the
            science is still out" on climate change and accepts hundreds of thousands in corporate oil and gas campaign contributions. Make no mistake
            about it: Shaheen's progressive agenda is the real reason why AJS and the corporate special interests are lining up against her. AJS is up to its old
            tricks, calling itself an "issue advocacy" group to hide the identity of its donors. Just as the Wellstone campaign did in 2002, the New
            Hampshire Democratic Party has filed a complaint against AJS with the Federal Election Commission (FEC) laying out a solid case as to why
            the group is in clear violation of election law. The NHDP complaint will join a similar complaint filed against AJS by the government watchdog
            group, Public Citizen. But, while the FEC takes its time, the attacks keep coming. It's time to demand that the FEC enforce its own laws. In
            2002, the Commission allowed ads calling Paul Wellstone a "money grubber" to pass as "issue advocacy" and in doing so allowed AJS to
            continue peddling its trash to this day. Paul was outraged by those ads and by this group. And so are we. Join us in demanding -- as Paul
            Wellstone did -- that these shadowy groups be stopped. I encourage you to sign our petition to the Federal Election Commission to force AJS to
            abide by the law and reveal its donors."

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