Gordon Kahl was killed in a massive assault on Ginter's farmhouse in
Lawrence County, Arkansas, on June 4, 1983.
The events described below are from
a typed statement by Kahl, probably written on the day of the described events,
February 14, 1983.
I, GORDON KAHL, a Christian Patriot, and in
consideration of the events which have taken place within the last few
hours, and knowing to what-lengths the enemies of Christ, (whom I consider
my enemies) will go to separate my spirit from it's body, wish to put down
on paper a record of the events which have just taken place, so that the
world will know what happened.
I feel that the awesome power which will be unleashed,
to silence forever, my testimony, will, if not checked by the power of my
God, who is the God of Abraham, and Isaac and Jacob, will cut short my
time to leave to the world, these happenings. Therefore, I'm going to make
this record, and leave it in the hands of those who I know will bring it
to light, even though I may in the meantime be extinguished.
While urgency, or human weakness, tells me to run, my
spirit says write, so this I am going to do. And if my God continues to
protect me, I shall write first, and flee from the hands of my enemies
We had just finished our meeting in Medina, concerning
how we could best implement the proceedings of the Third Continental
Congress, which was to restore the power and prestige of the U.S.
Constitution up to and including the 10 Articles of the Bill of Rights,
and put our nation back under Christian Common Law, which is another way
of saying God's Law, as laid down by the inspiration of God, thru His
prophets and preserved for us in the Scriptures, when word was received
from someone whose identity I am not able to give, that we were to be
ambushed on our return to our homes.
I realize now that we did not take this warning as
seriously as we should have. The reason for this was because it has
happened so many times before, when nothing happened. I see now that the
many false alarms were to cause us to lower our guard.
As we pondered what to do, someone suggested that we
take two cars instead of one. Consequently, I went with Dave Brewer, and
my son Yorie, Scotty Paul, my wife Jean, and Vernon Wagner, went in our
station wagon. At this time none of us really expected any trouble, but
just to be on the safe side, my son Yorie, myself, and Scotty prepared to
defend ourselves, in the event that an attack upon us, should take place.
As we came over one of the hills just north of Medina, I
saw on the top of the next hill what looked like two cars parked on it.
About this time they turned on their red lights, and I knew the attack was
We were just coming to an approach and I told Dave to
pull in on it and stop. Our other car pulled in just beyond us and
stopped, also. I looked back in time to see another vehicle coming from
behind with it's red light on. I picked up my Mini-14, and I got out and
got myself and my weapon ready as the vehicle coming from behind skidded
to a stop about 20 feet away. The doors flew open on it and the two men
who were in the front seat aimed their guns at us. My son Yorie had jumped
out of the other car and had ran over to a high-line pole. The two cars
which we had seen ahead of us, pulled up and stopped behind us.
A man got out of the vehicle which had come from behind
us, and ran out into the ditch on the east side of the road. During this
time there was a lot of screaming and hollering going on but nothing else,
so it appeared to be an impasse.
About this time a shot rang out and the driver of the
car who I believe at this time must have been supposedly in command,
turned around and stood up so he was looking at his man in the east ditch,
and toward the cars which had come from the north and yelled "Who fired,
who fired?" The other man who was with him, echoed his question.
At the time the shot rang out I heard Yorie cry out "I'm
hit, I'm hit" I took my eyes off the two men who were yelling "Who fired",
and looked over at Yorie. He was still standing, but I could tell he was
in pain from the way he stood. About this time, another shot rang out, and
I heard Yorie cry out again. I looked over and saw that he was hit again
and laying on the ground. I looked back toward the two men and saw the one
in the passenger side aim at me and I was sure then that they felt the
situation was no longer under their control, and the only thing to do was
kill us all.
Before he was able to fire, I loosed a round at the door
behind which he was standing, and while I don't think I hit him, I caused
him to duck down behind the door.
I looked around again toward Yorie, and saw Scotty Paul
running over toward him. I turned my head again in time to see the driver
of the vehicle which had followed us raise up from behind the door and aim
his gun at Scotty. I moved my gun over and fired at him before he could
shoot. I didn't hit him either, the bullet striking somewhere near the
lower left hand corner of the windshield. He ducked down behind the dash
so I could only see his head. About this time the other man raised up and
aimed at me again. I shot again striking the door and causing him to duck.
This happened several times, with the two men alternating, and my shots
causing them to duck each time before they could aim and fire. I don't
know how many times I fired, until the man on the passenger side fell, and
I was able to tell he was out of the fight. The driver must have seen this
as he moved his gun from Scotty's direction toward me.
I fired several more shots at him each time he raised up
to shoot at me. I finally realized this could keep up 'til my 30 round
clip was empty. My bullets appeared to be ricocheting off the windshield
and door post. I ran around toward the side of the vehicle, firing at the
door as I went to keep him down until I got around far enough to get a
clear shot at him, at which time I know he was out of the fight also.
I ran back where I could see the third man from this
north-bound vehicle just in time to see him raise up to shoot at Scotty,
who had ran over to Yorie. Before he was able to pull the trigger I fired
and he fell to the ground. At this time I saw the man who was behind. the
front end of the green Mercury, raise up and aim at, Scotty. He saw me
swing my gun in his direction, and he ducked down behind his car. I could
see his feet or legs beneath the car, and I fired, striking him and
putting him out of the fight.
I ran over to the man in the east ditch, thinking he
might still be in fighting condition. When I got nearly to him, he raised
up his head and said "Don't shoot me again, I'm all done". He had his hand
on his shotgun so I took that and his pistol which was in his holster and
threw them in the back seat of the green Mercury. I didn't see the man who
had been behind the Mercury, and who I thought I'd hit in the leg, so I
don't know where he'd gone to.
A pickup had pulled up behind the north-bound vehicle,
but I didn't notice anyone in it or around it and I assume it was the
pickup we saw on the top of the first hill as we came out of Medina, and
which I believe belonged to the city, but as to who was driving it, I have
Scotty tells me he saw one and possibly two men run out
into the trees and hide, but I have no way of knowing who they were.
I think from the reports I've heard on the radio which
was in the Mercury, that the car which came from behind, was the one the
Marshals were in. If this is so, they weren't the ones who fired the first
shots. The two men who were in the front seat were both looking in the
direction of the green Mercury when they were shouting, "Who fired?"
Yorie's .45 auto which he had in his shoulder holster
had either a rifle or pistol bullet imbedded in the clip, shattering the
grips on both sides. Had he not been wearing it he would have been killed
Whether this was the first or the second shot that was
fired at him I don't know, One was buckshot and the other was either a
rifle or a high-powered pistol from the way the bullet looks.
I didn't see it, but it sounded as though Yorie's gun
fired after he was hit. I think probably his finger tightened on the
trigger when he was hit, but I know neither he nor Scotty fired before
this, and whether either of them fired afterwards, I don't know. I know
that if they did, they didn't hit anyone, as I knew when I hit each one of
I saw a man in the clinic when we took Yorie in, who I
think must have been the man in the pickup, who pulled up behind what I
think was the marshals' vehicle. He had blood on his face and I think he
was probably hit either by a bullet or bullets which glanced off the
marshals' vehicle when I was firing at them. I didn't see him, and I know
I didn't shoot at him, and I know neither Yorie nor Scotty shot at him.
Vernon Wagner was unarmed, so I know he didn't shoot at
anyone and Dave Brower didn't shoot at anyone either. My wife had nothing
to do with it, other than the fact that she had rode along with us, so she
could visit with a couple of the other ladies who were coming to the
I want the world to know that I take no pleasure in the
death or injury of any of these people, anymore than I felt when I was
forced to bring to an end, the fighter pilots lives who forced the issue
during WW II. When you come under attack by anyone, it becomes a matter of
survival. I was forced. to kill an American P-51 pilot one day over Burma,
when he mistook us for Japs. I let him shoot first, but he missed and I
didn't. I felt bad, but I knew I had no choice.
I would have liked nothing other to be left alone, so I
could enjoy life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness, which our
Forefathers willed to us, this was not to be, after I discovered that our
nation had fallen into the hands of an alien people, who are referred to
us as a nation within the other nations. As one of our Founding Fathers
stated, "They are vampires, and vampires cannot live on vampires, they
must live on Christians''. He tried to get a provision written into the
U.S. Constitution that would have prevented Jews living inside the U.S. He
warned his brethren that if this was not done their children would curse
them in their graves, and that within 200 years, their people (the Jews)
would be setting in their counting houses rubbing their hands, while our
people would be slaving in the fields to support them. This has happened
exactly as was predicted.
These enemies of Christ have taken their Jewish
Communist Manifesto, and incorporated it into the Statutory laws of our
country, and threw our Constitution and our Christian Common Law (which is
nothing other than the Laws of God as set forth in the Scriptures), into
the garbage can.
We are a conquered and occupied nation; conquered and
occupied by the Jews, and their hundreds or maybe thousands of front
organizations doing their un-Godly work. They have two objectives in their
goal of ruling the world. Destroy Christianity and the White race. Neither
can be accomplished by itself, they stand or fall together.
We are engaged in a struggle to the death between the
people of the Kingdom of God, and the Kingdom of Satan. It started long
ago, and is now best described as a struggle between Jacob & Esau.
I would like to write more but the Spirit says this must
suffice for now. Should the hand of Elijah's God continue over me, and
protect me, I shall someday see this once great nation swept clean of
Christ's enemies, and restored to its former greatness. If it should be
the will of our Father, and the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, that it
is to be, there will be no way Ahab's god and his people can stand before
us. Mystery Babylon with all its greatness, will be destroyed. Take heart,
my fellow Christian Americans, God has said that there will be a great
shaking in the land of Israel. That started this evening. Let each of you
who says that the Lord Jesus Christ, is your personal Savior, sell his
garment and buy a sword, if you don't already have one, and bring his
enemies before Him and slay them.
If you've been paying tithes to the Synagogue of Satan,
under the 2nd plank of the Communist Manifesto to finance your own
destruction, stop right now, and tell Satan's tithing collectors, as I did
many years ago, "Never again will I give aid and comfort to the enemies of
Christ". To those of you who were engaged in the ambush and attack on us
and were spared, thank God you have a chance to remove your support for
the Anti-Christs who rule our nation.
To those of you who have been supporting the Edicts and
Commands of the Great Whore — Stop now and come out of her, as her time is
getting short and when the hour of her judgment comes, that you be not
judged with her.
I must cease now, and move on. If it should be the will
of the Father that I have more to do for him, He will protect me, and no
devise whatever that is used against me will succeed. To my wife Joan, who
has been with me for so long, I know this will be a hard and painful
experience; however, remember the prophecy will be fulfilled, and you have
now been a witness to some of it. Remember I love you as much today as I
did when I first saw you more than 50 years ago. Put your trust in God,
and whether I live or die, He will be with you to end of your days.
To my son Yorie and my dear friend Scotty -- you both
displayed the qualities of first rate Soldiers of Jesus Christ. May God
bless all of you.
I must now depart -- I have no idea where I'm going, but
after some more prayer, I will go where the Lord leads me, and either live
to carry on the fight, or die if that be the case, and for the present at
least, I bid you all good-bye.
/s/ Gordon Kahl, Christian Patriot
Gordon Kahl Was A Distinguished Veteran
GORDON KAHL STORY
In 1968, Tax Protestor Gordon Kahl stopped filing IRS 1040 Income Tax Returns.
For 9 years thereafter, the IRS ignored him, but in 1977 after Gordon Kahl spoke
on an evening radio talk show regarding the illicitness of the income tax, some
250 phone calls would come into the radio station over the next two days; either
supporting Kahl in some aspect, or pledging never to file another tax return.
And with that, the IRS came down on Kahl like a ton of bricks. They quickly
assembled a case against him and two weeks later threw a criminal prosecution
against him for violating Title 26, Section 7203 ["Willful Failure to File"].
Gordon Kahl was a low-income farmer not even meeting minimal statutory standards
for threshold income levels achieved before being required to file 1040s, but
that was not about to stop the IRS, who is good at changing the facts by
Convicted and incarcerated, when out of Leavenworth Federal Penitentiary on
parole, Kahl left the Texas judicial district he was confined to by claiming
that some aspect of the Restriction Orders was defective. He soon moved to North
Dakota -- and there, he met his fate. A criminal Summons issued from a Federal
Court in Midland, Texas was served on Gordon Kahl on August 8, 1980, charging
him with a misdemeanor. Gordon Kahl responded by informing the Court that he
would not be appearing, and the matter was allowed to be deferred until March
31, 1982, when the Justice Department obtained a Federal Arrest Warrant citing
his parole violation.
Then, that Warrant was held up again until July 26, 1982, some 16 months later,
when it was sent to the U.S. Marshals Office in Fargo, North Dakota on February
13, 1983. The United States Marshals and the Federal Court in Texas knew of his
whereabouts in North Dakota at all times. After a two and one half year delay in
the case, the fact that there was a "problem" controlling the prosecution of the
case is self-evident.
If that chronology had been published in the New York Times in the context of
discussing some other unfortunate incidents that had happened, it would be
referred to, very defensively of the Government of course, as mere "bureaucratic
bungling," in an attempt to discredit the obvious interposition of the "Lateness
of the Hour" operating against the Government to bar the legitimacy of their
management of the case.
Once again Gordon Kahl had attracted the attention of the United States
Government. With the personality known as Ronald Reagan acquiescing
indifferently as President, and with William French Smith sitting as Attorney
General, the word came down the pipeline to GET RID OF GORDON KAHL, and the
stage was set for the kind of confrontation the Feds wanted.
A violent attack was planned against Gordon Kahl at his farmhouse, and it was
going to be well publicized. The attack would be in the form of a roadblock, it
would be in the evening hours, and it would occur in a remote rural area. The
timing of the attack in February of 1983 was selected to coincide with the
trials of other related criminal prosecutions then going on that would be
favorably tipped towards the Government, as the Juries were exposed to what
would be surfacing visibly on the news as the Gordon Kahl "incident."
From his farm in Heaton, North Dakota, both Gordon Kahl, along with his
neighbors, and the Chief of Police of Medina, North Dakota, Darrell Graff, all
had received several advanced notices that the United States Marshals were
planning a very unpleasant reception for Gordon Kahl, and in the case of Darrell
Graff, he was told bluntly to stay out of it.
Rather than meet his adversaries face-to-face to settle the grievance at that
lower level, Gordon Kahl improvidently ignored the gathering storm and tossed
aside the Warrant, thus giving his adversaries the benefit of intensifying the
impending confrontation into an elevated status -- a level that originates out
of the barrel of a gun, where the Feds were quite likely to prevail. Although
that did not give the United States Marshals the right to come out first and
shoot Kahl, it does however require that other people in difficult positions
with juristic authorities facing contemplated extermination itself, should not
replicate Gordon Kahl's modus operandi.
On the 14th of February, 1983, Gordon Kahl, accompanied by his wife and son Yori,
left a meeting in a Medina, North Dakota commercial district and headed home.
Gordon Kahl was under surveillance and he knew it. He could have been picked up
at the meeting, but the Feds had a surprise for him and wanted the remoteness of
a rural environment. His son Yori detected something adverse and dangerous in
the air, and so he took his father's jacket and cap and wore those on himself on
the ride home that afternoon.
Not far from his farmhouse a roadblock had been set up by U.S. Marshal Kenneth
Muir. It was a very unusual roadblock in that it had an ambulance and firetruck
waiting there. Yes, there was going to be some trouble. The Marshal had not come
to arrest, but to murder. Bringing neither the Arrest Warrant, nor any
identification, Deputy Muir brought his gun and orders to terminate Gordon Kahl.
Arriving at the roadblock, Gordon's son, Yori Kahl, fled the pickup truck and
ran to a nearby telephone pole for cover. Thinking that Yori was his dad Gordon,
Marshal Muir opened the shooting by firing several shots at Yori.
Yori did not fall to the ground quick enough to satisfy the killer Marshal, so
Marshal Muir kept on shooting until Yori fell. After spending a while at the
hospital, Yori Kahl would actually survive to be charged with murder, and later
convicted by a jury in a Star Chamber that was highly pressured by the U.S.
Marshals and had numerous other fatal irregularities that would never survive
reversal on appeal.
Back at the evening roadblock, after seeing his own son cut down by Marshal
Muir, Gordon Kahl grabbed a gun and let Marshal Muir have it, killing him and
Deputy Marshal Robert Chesire. Injured was Deputy Marshal James Hopson.
Staying in the background, looking at all of this shooting and profanity being
thrown about, was Chief Darrell Graff of the Medina Police Department, who was
told in advance that Kahl was going to buy the farm, and that he was to stay out
of it. Gordon went over to the telephone pole, dragged his son Yori, white with
blood loss and bleeding profusely, over to an unmarked police car, drove him to
a hospital back in Medina, and then as a thick fog quickly settled in on the
Fargo countryside, Gordon Kahl sped away into the night.
Soon, a swarm of military stormtroopers descended on Fargo, in military clothing
and using military trucks [see Time Magazine ["Dakota Dragnet"], page 25
(February 28, 1983)]. They were on search and destroy orders. Gordon Kahl was
immediately placed on the FBI's ten most wanted list, and was the subject of the
most intensive fugitive search in the history of the FBI. It was a massive
A tight clampdown was put out in North Dakota, accompanied with extensive random
stops of motor vehicles, but nothing ever turned up. For Gordon Kahl, thousands
of armed forces were called into search the surrounding North Dakota
countryside. Every available private bounty hunter known to the FBI was hired
and put on the case, but fugitive Gordon Kahl slipped through it all.
In comparison to what they can do when they feel like it, it is worthwhile
noting how J. Edgar Hoover and the FBI never showed any such interest in
capturing unknown fleeing killers when President Kennedy was shot in Dallas.
No roadblocks, no dragnets, no manhunts, no searching -- nothing but CIA agents
carrying Secret Service credentials restraining people from approaching the
grassy knoll for about 10 minutes.
For the next three months, Gordon Kahl had found a home with some friends, Mr.
and Mrs. Ginter, and a Mr. Russell, who kept moving him quietly from house to
house. It was rather obvious to anyone that if he was ever found, he would be
In time, Mr. Russell's daughter, Karen Russell Robertson, noticed that her
father was hiding Gordon Kahl. Possessed with First Person evidence ["I saw...,"
"I heard..."], she in turn went to the FBI and spilled the beans. She was given
$25,000 and the promise of immunity from prosecution [see the New York Times
["Arkansans Guilty in Tax Rebel Case"], page A19 (October 19, 1983)].
The rural house where Gordon Kahl was staying was placed under FBI surveillance;
but the results were inconclusive. On the morning of June 4th, a special FBI
team of animals and savage killers [which is no exaggeration], known as the FBI
SWAT TEAM, left their home base in Washington, D.C. and flew into Lawrence
County, Arkansas on a private FBI jet. There, they were met by local FBI agents,
other FBI agents, the Arkansas State Police, the Sheriff of Lawrence County,
Arkansas, his deputies, and a confluence of United States Marshals assembled
from across the country. Several Marshals invited to the Kahl execution
operation arrived too late and missed it.
Later in the afternoon, it all began. The quiet, isolated and remote house was
cordoned off, roadblocks were set up, and all without Gordon Kahl detecting
anything amiss. Soon that afternoon, Mr. Ginter left the house alone and he was
stopped down the road. He claimed his wife, Norma Ginter, was in the house
alone. Now, the house where Gordon Kahl was living was more closely surrounded,
and Sheriff Gene Matthews went to the front door to remove Mrs. Ginter from the
With her out of the way, the FBI started open shooting, and saturated the house
with bullets; but the earth shelter house was made with concrete walls and
Gordon Kahl survived through it all without a scratch. The 36 year old local
Sheriff, Gene Matthews, was killed incidental to the FBI siege on the Gordon
After a while, as the firing stopped, the FBI cordoned off the house for
themselves while the Delta Force animals converged on the house like starved
panthers going for a piece of meat. They found Gordon Kahl alive and well inside
the home, hiding behind the refrigerator. He was taken to the living room,
thrown on the floor, and was worked over with the butt end of their rifles.
While numerous bones were being fractured and his teeth were being smashed in,
other members of Delta Force went on a rampage in the house, smashing pictures
and the television set, over-turning furniture, a copier, and taking a fireman's
axe and chopping up a bookshelf.
While Gordon Kahl was pinned to the floor by the 6 to 8 Delta Force panthers,
still under attack from the gun butts, the FBI agent with the fireman's axe
turned to Gordon Kahl himself and chopped off his hand. Then he went around and
chopped off Gordon Kahl's other hand, and then both of his feet were severed.
While screaming with pain and with blood gushing out profusely over the floor
where his hands and feet used to be, Gordon Kahl was shot in the head at close
range, killing him.
A local Deputy Sheriff was given the honor of removing the bullet from Gordon
Kahl's head [later that week, the deputy would tell a neighbor that he had not
eaten in three days]. When local people viewed Gordon Kahl's dismembered body,
they became nauseous and sick, stating that the man they just hacked apart was
not Gordon Kahl, but Mr. William Wade, who was the owner of the land and
resembled Gordon Kahl closely in age and appearance, and was well known to the
Sheriff and others personally.
There was confusion; immediately there was trouble. A massive series of
roadblocks were erected again, and the thorough searching of all automobiles
over a wide radius was started; it was believed that Gordon Kahl had slipped out
Local residents monitoring the operation on the police radio band heard a call
made for some gasoline to be delivered to the house. Now that the murder of
Gordon Kahl had been botched, the Feds were going to cover their own tracks and
torch the place. The Delta Force animals left the place with extensive blood
stains covering their clothes and took the private FBI jet back to Washington.
The roadblocks were called off when Mr. Wade, the owner of the land, showed up
in town alive and well. The body of Sheriff Matthews was taken to a local
hospital, while later in the evening after the fire the Feds had set had died
down, the charred body of Gordon Kahl was taken to the local coroner.
The dismembered body was later identified as being that of Gordon Kahl. But the
bodies and the house were only lightly charred, since the house was fabricated
from cast concrete walls and the fire never got that intense. The corpse
identified as being Gordon Kahl's was missing teeth, hands, and feet, had a
bullet hole in the head (without a bullet), and was extensively covered with
tissue bruises and fractured bones. It was very shocking and disgusting, as
people who saw photographs of Gordon Kahl's charred remains, taken by the
coroner, reported a stark and terrified look on his charred face; he had died in
extreme terror, screaming violently from the pain. They had gotten their man.
The man who was Director of the FBI at the time that this murder operation was
being performed, was William Webster. He personally supervised it. And when you
get to know William Webster very well, you will become acquainted with a great
Gordon Kahl was later buried with military honors -- whatever that meant.
His wife back in North Dakota received several mean and ugly death threats from
the Feds to keep quite or be murdered herself. Meanwhile, the rest of the
country went on like Alice strolling through Wonderland; believing that all was
well and that the Federal Government is your trusted friend, and that some
little Tax Protestor over there got what he deserved.
Back in Arkansas, while shifting through the smoldering ruins in the kitchen, a
reporter for the New York Times accompanied by Ray Wade, the land owner's son,
found Gordon Kahl's left foot that had been severed off by the axe.
It was taken to the local coroner Dr. Fahmy Malak in Little Rock, confirmed as
being Gordon Kahl's sliced off foot. However, this was news not fit to
emphasize, and the reporter's story was blurred over when printed [see New York
Times ["Gunfight Shatters Tranquility of Arkansas Hills"], page 14 (July 3,
Mr. and Mrs. Ginter, who had been harboring Gordon Kahl, were charged not only
with aiding and abetting a fugitive, but also were fraudulently charged with the
murder of Sheriff Matthews. At Trial, the only evidence introduced against them,
outside of the background story, was first person evidence from Art Russell's
daughter, Karen Russell Robertson, who reported to the Jury what she had seen
her father do. And with that eyewitness evidence, the Ginters and Art Russell
were convicted and sentenced to protracted incarceration in a Federal
Penitentiary [see New York Times ["Arkansans Guilty in Tax Rebel Case"], page
A19 (October 19, 1983)].
In conclusion, note that a large volume of the continuous reporting that the New
York Times and Time Magazine did on the story from February through October, was
based, as usual, on the mere replication of whatever the FBI and wire services
had told them, as the Government Billboards that they are -- and so their
reporting is highly edited, inaccurate, and distorted news. Be advised that
there are numerous inconsistencies in those articles between what they have
reported [as the Feds are quite good at changing the facts], and what is
reported herein. Until their own reporter J.C. Barden actually went to the
torched house to dig at facts for himself on the case, some of the real facts
never surfaced, and his reported factual details considerably change the
character and color of the savage FBI animal attack on Gordon Kahl.
Incidentally, Mr. Ray Wade, who found Gordon Kahl's foot, was also threatened
with being killed himself if he did not remain silent, as were other local
residents who also saw different aspects of the bloody reign of FBI terror that
went on during that fateful day -- as the FBI once again allowed itself to be
defiled by acting ministerially, without and wanting jurisdiction, on behalf of
those presiding in Washington who had handed down the extermination orders.
America Is Under Siege!
Andrew Arnold for Spotlight.
A Texas congressman was outraged when Rep. Ron
Paul told a national audience he was afraid the government may attack him,
Unlike most in Congress, Texas Republican Ron
Paul came to Washington this year with a well deserved record as a straight
shooter. Be it the Federal Reserve, money system or an out of control Federal
government, no issue is too hot for the populist lawmaker.
Washington watchers shouldn't have been
surprised when Paul said he, like many Americans, feared an out of control
government might attack him.
"I fear, and there's a lot of people in this
country who fear, that they may be bombed by the federal government at another
Waco," Paul said on C-SPAN February 26, "I mean [the Branch Davidians]
committed no crimes."
Democrates in general and Rep. Chet Edwards
(D-Texas) whose district includes Waco, were quick to label Paul a "right-wing
Edwards' comments came on the House floor. He
verbally attacked Paul by name, saying his fellow Texan was guilty of "sheer
lunacy, at best."
"Let me just say what the facts were," Edwards
added. "The facts were that David Koresh raped a 10-year-old girl. We heard
the dramatic testimony of that girl, now 14, just a few months ago in the
halls of this House."
The congressman seems to have forgotten that a
Clinton administration official, Treasury Secretary Robert Rubin, asked Rep.
Bill Brewster (R-Okla.), the chairman of the House subcommittee that
investigated Waco, to take it easy on the BATF.
The 14-year-old "victim" who testified, Kiri
Jewell, is also suspect.
Rep. Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) brought Jewell in
for the television cameras to testify, in graphic detail, how she had been
sexually molested by Koresh.
But according to British reports, the girl was
lying. Scribe Ambrose Evans-Pritchard discovered that Jewell was not in Texas
when the alleged abuses took place.
"She was living with her mother and grandmother
in California for most of the years in question," Evans-Pritchard says. "Her
father, David Jewell, has been promoting her allegations on the TV talk show
circuit. He is a man of questionable character."
Obviously not one to let the facts get in the
way of a good story, Edwards continued his attack on Paul in particular and
"right-wing extremists" in general.
"Fact: the federal officials who went into that
compound found 48 illegal machine guns and illegal hand grenades. I would
suggest rape, arson, and murder are a crime in the book of every American
family, it is not a crime in the book of [Paul]," the Texas Democrat said.
According to Paul's spokesman, Edwards missed
the forest for the trees. The real question is why was the federal government
involved? "Even if the case can be made that the Branch Davidians had those
weapons, that is a local issue," said Michael Sullivan, Paul's press
secretary. "If there was a rape, the local police are supposed to handle it."
More than a "right-wing extremist," Paul may be
what plutocrats fear most, a member of Congress who understands and believes
in the Constitution.
"We don't think of ourselves as 'extremists,'
but those who like big government solutions to local problems think of [Paul]
as extreme," Sullivan said.
There are dozens of examples of the federal
government attempting to enforce local law. Often times these examples end in
disaster for Joe Citizen.
Here are a few examples:
1. One of the first cases to bring nationwide
attention to the federal government, specifically the IRS, run amok was the
Gordon Kahl affair.*
Kahl blamed massive interest rates for
costing him his farm. He also refused to pay a tax he considered illegal to
a government he considered corrupt.
Feds and local cops planned an ambush outside
of Median, North Dakota 14 years ago to quiet Kahl, according to Kahl's
When the shooting was done, a pair of federal
marshalls were dead, three others were wounded along with Yorie Kahl,
Gordon's son. A massive manhunt followed which ended with Kahl and Sheriff
Gene Matthews being shot, then burned by federal authorities in Smithville,
2, On October 2, 1992 a multi-jurisdictional
task force raided the historic Trail's End Ranch. Authorities claimed Donald
P. Scott was raising marijuana.
Los Angeles County sheriff's deputies joined
federal Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) agents, National Park Service
rangers and California Bureau of Narcotic Enforcement personnel in the raid.
Even though the raid occurred in Ventura, County, the county sheriff's
department wasn't invited to take part.
Scott, an eccentric millionaire, was asleep
with his wife when the party heard a banging on the door. He opted not to
answer. As his wife Frances Plante, prepared to open the door, authorities
knocked it in and threw her against the wall.
When Scott saw what was going on, he entered
the room with a revolver.
He was ordered to put the gun down. Scott
lowered it in what authorities considered to be a threatening fashion. He
was felled by a trio of rounds that hit him in the upper torso.
Law enforcement authorities found no
marijuana on the property. Oops.
A Ventura County District Attorney's Office
found that the raid was motivated by the desire of the sherriff's office to
seize Scott's ranch under federal asset-forfeiture laws.
3. A few months earlier, August 25, another
California man was the victim of a federal attack.
DEA agents kicked in Donald Carlson's door a
few minutes after midnight. Carlson heard the noise and called 911. Next, he
reached for his handgun.
DEA agents riddled him with bullets. He was
in intensive care for seven months and miraculously lives. No drugs were
4. Last summer, officials from the U.S. Fish
and Wildlife Service raided a couple in Fort Davis, Texas.
Terry Taylor, an entomologist, had a business
which imported and exported dead bugs to universities, scientists and
collectors. It seems the feds thought the Taylors might be acting in
violation of the Endangered Species Act.
While the couple was at a funeral, federal
agents raided their home, seizing every piece of paper, every record and the
computer. A federal court then sealed the files.
The government may have thought the Taylors
had bugs on the endangered species list, but all of their bugs were dead on
arrival. Of course, the feds have refused to talk to the press or the
Taylors about the case.
5. In 1994, Red and Erlene Beckman were thrown
off their 15-acre ranch after the IRS placed a lien on the property.
Their house was bulldozed.
The American Patriot Fax Network (APEN) found
the action peculiar. "Let us suppose that the IRS lien was in fact valid,"
APFN wrote. "If so then they would presumably want to sell the property for
the most value, would they not? That would mean that they would not raze a
dwelling which added value to the property."
6. Also in 1994, BATF agents raided the home of
Monique Montgomery at four in the morning.
A startled Montgomery reached for a gun, was
shot four times and killed. Nothing illegal was found.
7. On January 16, 1997, Maynard Campbell was
murdered in the "maximum security" federal prison in Florence, Colorado.
Campbell had been sentenced to 13 years for
cutting lumber on federal lands. He said he had a legal right to the trees
through a mining patent that he held on the land. The feds disagreed and
sent him to jail where he died.
8. On December 5, 1996, the Bureau of Land
Management (BLM) announced a proposal to "stop vehicles; search any person,
place or vehicle without warrant or process; seize without warrant or process
any piece of evidence; and make arrests without warrant or process" on private
land adjacent to or water bodies upstream from BLM land.
9. The most blatant example of government abuse
may be in the form of the Oklahoma City bombing.
Just recently local judges gave Oklahoma
state Rep. Charles Key (R) the go ahead to garner signatures to have a grand
jury impaneled to hear all the evidence surrounding the bombing.
Many investigators claim the federal
government has used Timothy McVeigh and Terry Nichols as fall guys for a
failed "sting" plot the feds prepared but which got out of control. Once all
the evidence is out, many suspect the government will be implicated whether
directly or indirectly.
The alternative media, spearheaded by the
Spotlight and Radio Free America, has been filled with expert testimony
explaining why bombs must have been planted inside the Murrah building and
how a primitive oil and fertilizer bomb could not have done the type of
damage that happened in Oklahoma City.*
SOMEONE SHOULD TELL EDWARDS WHY
AMERICANS ARE AFRAID OF THE GOVERNMENT.
The Spotlight is now publishes under the name of
American Free Press
Curtis B. DallFranklin Delano
Started the Militia
J B Campbell
...What in hell is the Missouri Information Analysis Center?
And what’s with the bureaucratic title? Why not just call it
what it is, Missouri’s Center for Information Analysis,
or CIA spelled sideways. We can assume that this pretentious
outfit gets its money and information from Langley, Virginia,
and, like Blackwater, is just another CIA front.
Back in the ‘90s they called such cop shops part of the
Multi-Jurisdictional Task Force, meaning that state, county
and local lawmen were merged with the FBI and the marshals
under FEMA control. FEMA today is dominated by Israel
and Israel’s running dogs, as is the CIA...Read
Code of Conduct
Bush attacks Iran it might trigger two other things.
The first one would be a declaration of a national emergency
and with it the arrests of political dissidents under
what FEMA calls Operation Garden Plot.
We can all imagine what our lives would become under martial law,
even for those of us who are not immediately arrested.
There would be shortages and deprivations
and great difficulty in movement, mainly due to the high cost of fuel,
but also because of military/police roadblocks.
We would have to justify our driving and even walking around,
the way Palestinians and Iraqis do now,
and to the same people – Judeo-American cops and soldiers.....