The Clinton ‘body count’

By WND Staff

“Dear Sir,” began Monica Lewinsky’s somewhat peevish letter of July
3rd, 1997. In it,
according to the recently released report by Kenneth Starr, the former
intern chided
the president for failing to secure for her a new White House job, and
hinted that
continued stalling would result in word of their affair leaking out.

The next day, Monica confronted Bill Clinton in an Oval Office
meeting she described
as “very emotional”; a meeting which ended when the president warned
her, “It’s
illegal to threaten the president of the United States.”

Three days later, another former White House intern, Mary Mahoney,
was shot five
times in the back of the Georgetown Starbuck’s she managed. Two of her
co-workers were also killed. Even though cash remained in the register,
the triple
murder was quickly dismissed as a botched robbery. No suspects have ever
been arrested.

Coincidence? Maybe.

Former Democratic National Committee fundraiser and Commerce
Secretary Ron Brown was under criminal investigation. Indictments seemed
imminent. Ron Brown had reportedly told a confidante that he would, “not
go down alone.” Days later, his plane crashed on approach to Dubrovnik
airport during a trade mission excursion to Croatia. Military forensics
investigators were alarmed by what appeared to be a .45-caliber bullet
hole in the top of Brown’s head.

Coincidence? Maybe.

Yet another fundraiser was Larry Lawrence, famed for his short
residence at
Arlington National Cemetery. Less well known is that he had been under
criminal
investigation by the State Department for three weeks when he died.

Coincidence? Maybe.

But for a growing number of Americans, the sheer numbers of strange
deaths
surrounding the career of Bill Clinton has begun to raise serious
questions. In a
meeting with Vernon Jordan, Monica Lewinsky reportedly expressed fears
that she might, “end up like Mary Mahoney,” and began to make sure that
others knew of her affair with Bill Clinton.

Of all the strange deaths surrounding the Clintons, none has come
under more
renewed scrutiny than the fate of White House Deputy Counsel Vincent
Foster, who
was found dead in Fort Marcy Park on July 20, 1993. The official
investigation
concluded that Foster inserted a gun into his mouth and pulled the
trigger. Yet
according to the lab results neither Foster’s fingerprints nor blood was
on the gun,
nor were powder granules or bullet fragments traceable to that gun in
his wounds.
The purported “suicide note” was found to be a forgery by three
independent experts. The record of a second wound on Foster’s neck, and
an FBI memo that contradicts the official autopsy, strongly suggests
that Foster’s wounds were misrepresented in the official report. The
FBI’s own records revealed that deliberate deception was used to link
Foster with the gun found with his body. Partly on the basis of that
evidence, the FBI is now in federal court on charges of witness
harassment and evidence tampering in
the case.

In normal police procedure, homicide is assumed right from the start.
Suicide must
be proven, because homicides are often concealed behind phony suicides.
Yet in the
case of Foster, serious doubts persist regarding the credibility of the
evidence offered up in support of the claim of suicide, and a recent
Zogby Poll revealed that more than two-thirds of all Americans no longer
think the official conclusion of suicide is believable

The official conclusion regarding Commerce Secretary Ron Brown’s
death was that
his plane was brought down by, “the worst storm in a decade.” However,
the
Dubrovnik airport weather office, just two miles from the crash site,
could not
confirm the existence of any such storm, nor did any other pilots in the
area.
According to the April 8, 1996, Aviation Week & Space Technology, three
separate
radio links to the aircraft all quit while the aircraft was still seven
miles from the crash,
evidence that the plane suffered a total electrical failure in flight
which was never
investigated. The perfectly cylindrical hole in Ron Brown’s skull never
triggered an autopsy. After Ron Brown’s death, his co-worker, Barbara
Wise, was found locked in her office at the Department of Commerce,
dead, bruised, and partially nude. Following Brown’s death, John Huang’s
new boss at Commerce was Charles Meissner, who shortly thereafter died
in yet another plane crash.

These and other questionable deaths have been collected together in a
document known as the “Dead Bodies List,” which can now be found in many
locations on the World Wide Web. Some of the cases are poorly documented
and have been dismissed until now as “conspiracy theory.” However,
analysis of the “Dead Bodies List” by experts on the Internet revealed
that in many cases, deaths whose circumstances demanded an investigation
had been ignored.

Some events officially declared to be accidents seem to stretch the
bounds of credulity. In one case, Stanley Heard, member of a Clinton
advisory committee and chiropractor to Clinton family members, and his
lawyer Steve Dickson were flying to a meeting with a reporter. Heard’s
private plane caught fire, but he was able to make it back to his
airport and rent another plane to continue his journey. The rented plane
then caught fire. This time, Heard did not make it back to the airport.
Gandy Baugh, attorney for Clinton friend and convicted cocaine
distributor Dan Lasater, fell out of a building. Baugh’s law partner was
dead just one month later. Jon Parnell Walker, an RTC investigator
looking into Whitewater, interrupted his inspection of his new apartment
to throw himself off of the balcony.

Nor does the pattern of suspicious deaths discriminate by gender.
Susan Coleman
was reportedly a mistress to Clinton while he was Arkansas attorney
general; she was seven months pregnant with what she claimed was
Clinton’s child when she died. Judy Gibbs, a former Penthouse Pet and
call girl, reportedly counted Bill Clinton among her clients. Shortly
after agreeing to help police in an investigation into Arkansas cocaine
trafficking, Judy burned to death. Kathy Ferguson, a witness in the
Paula Jones case,
was killed with a gunshot behind the ear and was declared a suicide,
even though her
suitcases had all been packed for an immediate trip. One month later,
Bill Shelton,
Kathy’s boyfriend and a police officer who had vowed to get to the
bottom of
Kathy’s murder, was also dead of a gunshot, his body dumped on Kathy’s
grave.

Another alarming trend observed in these deaths is how society’s
safeguards against
murder appear to have been compromised. Many of the questionable deaths
involved either negligence or the complicity of medical examiners.

Dr. Fahmy Malek was the Arkansas medical examiner under then-Gov.
Bill Clinton. His
most famous case involved his ruling in the “Train Deaths” case of Don
Henry and
Kevin Ives in which Dr. Malek ruled that the two boys had fallen asleep
on the railroad
tracks and been run over by a train. A subsequent autopsy by another
examiner found
signs of foul play on both the boys’ bodies and concluded that they had
been murdered. According to Jean Duffey, the prosecutor in the Saline
County Drug Task Force, the two boys accidentally stumbled onto a
“protected” drug drop and were killed for it. Dan Harmon, the Arkansas
investigator who concluded there was no murder, is now in prison on drug
charges. Despite the evidence for murder and national exposure, the
Henry/Ives case has never officially been re-opened, and Jean Duffy has
since left Arkansas out of fear for her life. Several witnesses in the
Henry/Ives case later died and were ruled as either suicides or natural
causes by Dr. Malek, whose willingness to provide an innocuous
explanation for these deaths is illustrated in one case where he claimed
that a headless victim had died of natural causes. Malek claimed that
the victim’s small dog had eaten the head, which was later recovered
from a trash bin. When pressed to fire Dr. Malek, Gov. Clinton excused
the medical examiner’s performance as the result of overwork and gave
him a raise.

Dr. Malek’s Washington D.C. counterpart was Fairfax, Virginia,
Medical Examiner
James C. Beyer. Long before his autopsy on Vincent Foster, Beyer’s work
was disputed. In the case of Tim Easely, Beyer ignored obvious defensive
wounds, and eyewitness reports of an argument between Easely and his
girlfriend, to conclude that Easely had committed
suicide by stabbing himself in the chest. When an outside expert called
attention to
the fact that Easely had been stabbed clear through one of his palms,
the girlfriend
confessed to the murder. In the case of Tommy Burkett, Beyer ignored
signs of violence done to Burkett to rule it was a simple suicide. A
subsequent autopsy showed that Beyer had not even done the work he
claimed in his original autopsy. Even though Beyer showed X-rays to
Burkett’s father, Beyer later claimed they did not exist. When Beyer
performed the Foster autopsy, he wrote in his report that X-rays had
been taken, then again claimed they never existed when asked to produce
them.

In some cases, the deaths simply have no innocuous explanation, One
witness, Jeff
Rhodes (who had information on the Henry/Ives murders) was found with
his hands
and feet partly sawn off, shot in the head, then burned and thrown in a
trash bin.
Another obvious murder was Jerry Parks, Clinton’s head of security in
Little Rock.
Immediately following news of Foster’s death, Parks reportedly told his
family,
“Bill Clinton is cleaning house.” Just weeks after the Parks’ home had
been broken
into and his files on Clinton stolen, Parks was shot four times in his
car.

Ron Miller, on whose evidence Nora and Gene Lum were convicted of
laundering Clinton
campaign donations, went from perfect heath to death in just one week in
a manner
so strange that his doctors ordered special postmortem tests. The
results of those
tests have never been released, but toxicologists familiar with the case
suggest that
Miller’s symptoms are consistent with Ricin, a cold war assassin’s
poison.

For a fortunate few the murder attempts have failed. In the case of
Arkansas drug
investigator Russell Welch, his doctors were able to identify that he
had been
infected with military anthrax in time to save his life. Gary Johnson,
Gennifer Flowers’
neighbor whose video surveillance camera had accidentally caught Bill
Clinton entering
Flowers’ apartment, was left for dead by the men who took the video
tape. Gary
survived, although he is crippled for life. L.J. Davis, a reporter
looking into the Clinton
scandals, was attacked in his hotel room but survived (his notes on
Clinton were
stolen). Dennis Patrick, whose bond trading account at Dan Lasater’s
company was used to
launder millions of dollars of drug money, has had four attempts on his
life.

But the real importance of the “Dead Bodies List” isn’t what it tells
us of modern
political intrigues, but what it tells us of ourselves, in how we
respond to it. The list
has been around for quite some time, largely ignored by the general
public,
completely ignored by the mainstream media. The common reaction has been
that such a list is unbelievable, not for its contents, but for its
implications. For that reason,
most Americans have, until recently, accepted at face value the official
assurances
that all these deaths are isolated incidents with no real meaning; that
all the
indications of foul play and cover-up are just an accumulation of
clerical error and
“overwork”; that it’s all just “coincidence.”

On Aug. 17, as Bill Clinton admitted his “inappropriate relationship”
with Monica
Lewinsky on nationwide television, Americans began to confront the
unavoidable
fact that this president and his administration had lied to the public
about a rather
trivial matter. Americans came to realize that this president and his
administration
could no longer safely be assumed to have told the truth on more serious
matters.

In this new climate of doubt, the “Dead Bodies List” has enjoyed a
new vogue, albeit
a dark one. Talk radio discusses it. Total strangers e-mail it to each
other. What was unthinkable a few months ago has become all too
plausible. Political murder has come to America. Those cases on the
“Dead Bodies List” where hard evidence directly contradicts the official
conclusion have come under renewed scrutiny.

It takes courage for the average citizen to accept that the
government has lied to
them, for by doing so, the citizen also accepts the obligation to do
something about
it. Americans know beyond a doubt that they have been lied to. Americans
are
discovering that they cannot ignore the fact of being lied to without
sacrificing that
part of the American self-image that holds honor and justice as ideals.
But as the
above poll would suggest, such a sacrifice is no longer acceptable.