Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Victim Impact Statement

by Kurt Haskell



Every victim of a crime in Michigan is entitled to make a statement in open court regarding the impact of the crime on their life. The statement is limited to the victim's physical, emotional and financial well being as it relates to the crime. Keep that in my as you read my statement. Below is a copy of the victim impact statement I gave today at the Underwear Bomber sentencing hearing. When reading my statement, keep in mind that I am a practicing attorney in the State of Michigan. In addition, I regularly practice in the Court the hearings are taking place at and therefore, I am somewhat limited as to what I can say. We were limited to 5 minutes each.

I wish to thank the Court for allowing me these 5 minutes to make my statement. My references to the government in this statement refer to the Federal Government excluding this Court and the prosecution. On Christmas Day 2009, my wife and I were returning from an African safari and had a connecting flight through Amsterdam. As we waited for our flight, we sat on the floor next to the boarding gate. What I witnessed while sitting there and subsequent events have changed my life forever. While I sat there, I witnessed Umar dressed in jeans and a white t-shirt, being escorted around security by a man in a tan suit who spoke perfect American English and who aided Umar in boarding without a passport. The airline gate worker initially refused Umar boarding until the man in the tan suit intervened. The event meant nothing to me at the time. Little did I know that Umar would try to kill me a few hours later as our flight approached Detroit. The final 10 minutes of our flight after the attack were the worst minutes of my life. During those 10 minutes I sat paralyzed in fear. Unfortunately, what happened next has had an even greater impact on my life and has saddened me further.

When we landed, I was shocked that our plane taxied up to the gate. I was further shocked that we were forced to sit on the plane for 20 minutes with powder from the so called bomb all over the cabin. The officers that boarded the plane did nothing to ensure our safety and did not check for accomplices or other explosive devices. Several passengers trampled through parts of the bomb as they exited the plane. We were then taken into the terminal with our unchecked carry on bags. Again, there was no concern for our safety even though Umar told the officers that there was another bomb on board as he exited the plane. I wondered why nobody was concerned about our safety, accomplices or other bombs and the lack of concern worried me greatly. I immediately told the FBI my story in order to help catch the accomplice I had seen in Amsterdam. It soon became obvious that the FBI wasn't interested in what I had to say, which upset me further. For one month the government refused to admit the existence of the man in the tan suit before changing course and admitting his existence in an ABC News article on January 22, 2010. That was the last time the government talked about this man. The video that would prove the truth of my account has never been released. I continue to be emotional upset that the video has not been released. The Dutch police, meanwhile, in this article (show article), also confirmed that Umar did not show his passport in Amsterdam which also meant that he didn't go through security as both are in the same line in Amsterdam. It upsets me that the government refuses to admit this fact.

I became further saddened from this case, when Patrick Kennedy of the State Department during Congressional hearings, admitted that Umar was a known terrorist, was being followed, and the U.S. allowed him into the U.S. so that it could catch Umar's accomplices. I was once again shocked and saddened when Michael Leiter of the National Counter terrorism Center admitted during these same hearings that intentionally letting terrorists into the U.S. was a frequent practice of the U.S. Government. I cannot fully explain my sadness, disappointment and fear when I realized that my government allowed an attack on me intentionally.

During this time, I questioned if my country intentionally put a known terrorist onto my flight with a live bomb. I had many sleepless nights over this issue. My answer came shortly thereafter. In late 2010, the FBI admitted to giving out intentionally defective bombs to the Portland Christmas Tree Bomber,the Wrigley Field Bomber and several others. Further, Mr. Chambers was quoted in the Free Press on January 11, 2011 when he indicated that the government's own explosives experts had indicated that Umar's bomb was impossibly defective. I wondered how that could be. Certainly, I thought, Al Qaeda wouldn't go through all of the trouble to plan such an attack only to provide the terrorist with an impossibly defective bomb.

I attended nearly all of the pretrial hearings. At the hearing on January 28, 2011, I was greatly disappointed by the prosecution's request to block evidence from Mr. Chambers "as it could then be able to be obtained by third parties, who could use it in a civil suit against the government". It really bothered me that the government apparently was admitting to wrongdoing of some kind as it admitted that it was concerned it would be sued. It further upset me to know that the government was putting its own interests ahead of those of the passengers.

When I attended the jury selection hearings, I questioned why versions of the same two questions kept coming up, those being:

1. Do you think whether you'll be able to tell whether something is actually a bomb? and
2. Do you realize that sometimes the media doesn't always tell the truth?

I continued to be greatly saddened at this point as I felt the truth continued to be hidden.

When Umar listed me as his only witness, I was happy to testify, not on his behalf, but on behalf of the truth. I never expected to testify, as my eyewitness account would have been too damaging to the myth that the government and media are putting forward. A mere 5 days after I was announced as a witness, there was an inexplicable guilty plea which exasperated me as I no longer would be testifying.

In closing I will just say that regardless of how the media and government try to shape the public perception of this case, I am convinced that Umar was given an intentionally defective bomb by a U.S. Government agent and placed on our flight without showing a passport or going through security, to stage a false terrorist attack to be used to implement various government policies.

The effect this matter has had on my life has been astounding and due to this case, I will never trust the government in any matter, ever.

In regards to sentencing, nothing I've said excuses the fact that Umar tried to kill me. He has waived his valid claim to the entrapment defense. Umar, you are not a great Muslim martyr, you are merely a "Patsy". I ask the court to impose the mandatory sentence.

67 comments:

Anonymous said...

Isn't it funny how this will never get to court because of the "state secrets" doctrine, the Totten Doctrine and the Reynolds privilege?

They don't teach us the true history in law school. They just gloss over things like United States v. Reynolds, 345 U.S. 1 (1953)and Herring v. United States, 424 F.3d 38.

At least you are one more awakened to the truth of this "Matrix" government puts us in.

Nathan Garrett said...

Thanks for your efforts, Mr. Haskell.

Anonymous said...

I see he was sentenced. Blah...he needs more than that:) Good luck Kurt and Lori:) Pug love!!

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Anonymous said...

Thank you for sticking with this Kurt. I have been following your efforts the entire time, and deeply appreciate the efforts you made.

Denis said...

Kurt, I didn't know you existed until about an hour ago while reading the MSNBC article on today's sentencing.

As a fellow lawyer, I am awestruck at how effective and adept you were in getting your version of the facts into the public record, where they will remain for as long as bloggers like me can afford to pay Go Daddy to keep our blogs alive.

Don't you have a cause of action vs. the US government?

Lori Haskell said...

Hey Denis, this is Kurt Haskell:

I am not sure if you are awestruck about the blog, my statement today, or something else, but thanks for the positive comment.

As for a cause of action, I did have a legitimate cause of action, but after two years of trying to decide if I would file it or not, I decided not to. Please see my blog post of 12-25-11 for an explanation of why I decided not to file suit.

Anonymous said...

This is DEFINITELY worth a share! People need to read and hear the truth. The media will drown you out, or not cover it... but those who seek real information, and not the edited drivel spewing from MSM's mouth, will enjoy this. Tip of the hat to you sir!

Anonymous said...

Thank you for standing by the truth.

Anonymous said...

Blew me away!

Makes you wonder exactly what those 3 dozen or so czars are presently planning to keep us left footed. They'll cook up another incident for Obama to shine prior to the Nov. elections.

TomT said...

Kurt,

Incredibly well stated synopsis!!!

Thanks!

TomT

TIMELINE of articles
http://911blogger.com/node/22270

Anonymous said...

Thank you for posting your statement. Truthfully, I am not surprised considering the present administration who is an impostor to begin with, and as a puppet to the powers whose aim is to destroy the country, he would sanction incidents such as the underwear bomber's attempt to bomb the flight. Of course, such a government would not care for the welfare of the other passengers. Isn't it strange that the helicopter with the same unit aboard which supposedly killed Osama bin Laden was shot down? It was done to hush up the fact that bin Laden was not killed by the Seals but had been dead for several years due to kidney failure. (Why was the body never shown?) The whole incident was staged for political purposes. We cannot really believe anything this government tells us.

SharonD

Anonymous said...

Kurt,

You did your best. In doing so, you have unveiled the evil that is our government to many who are unaware. That's more than most of the brainwashed, zombie citizens of the U.S. have done. For that, I thank you. Peace and prosperity to you and your family.

Jack

bob394 said...

breaking news. I just received this email from my CNN alerts:

"U.S. Capitol Police and the FBI on Friday arrested a Moroccan man who was planning a suicide attack on the Capitol, police and a federal law-enforcement official said.

The man had what he thought was a vest with explosives, but the materials in the vest had been rendered inoperable by law enforcement, Justice Department spokesman Dean Boyd said.

The man had been closely monitored as part of a lengthy and extensive undercover operation, police said, adding U.S. Capitol Police had been "intimately" involved in the investigation.

The public was never in danger, police said.

The official said the person is not connected to a terrorist organization and was acting alone."

Anonymous said...

Read "The Brotherhood of Darkness" in it the author, with 100's of footnotes assures us Russia was forced into communism by British agents who helped the Bolshevick Army defeat the White R. Army. The US failed to deliver a huge weapon shipment to the Chinese Nationalist Army in 1949 handling so the victory to the Red Army. The US State Dept. helped Castro defeat Batista in '56. The reason the US wasn't collecting any taxes in the millions Americans were recklessly blowing in Havana.

Anonymous said...

Closer to problems in USA Please read quickly "Muslim Mafia" By Gaubatz, and Sperry....Sperry also wrote Infilltration Both men Investigative writers. Gaubatz lifer in USAF.

Anonymous said...

Please just don't leave us like Gary Webb did. He had such a fascinating story that really revealed our government for the crooks they are.

Thank you for standing up and speaking the truth.

investingNideas_com said...

Nigerian underwear bomber gets life in prison
http://www.newsday.com/news/nation/nigerian-underwear-bomber-gets-life-in-prison-1.3534197

Write to Newsday, tell them it was another scam.

CAulds said...

There may be unpleasant repercussions from the act; but I can assure you, in years to come, you will never regret having done what you felt was right, especially when it was difficult and risky.

I know this from personal experience.

Anonymous said...

Tom B
The many agreeing comments without one comment that did not agree only makes me think that the story that started this is not actually true. But if we threw all of these comments away, we could still look at what our government is doing "out in plain view" and realize that there is a serious problem in this country.

investingNideas_com said...

Rap Song

Whatever you do don't ask for the tape

"Don't ask for video tap and will find your body on the bottom of a crate"

keep walken no stalken.

Chris Mooney don't, ask don't tell bank money

Asking for tape you'll only get you labeled with hate

Don't ask for the tape, bank money

MonsieurMadeleine said...

"There may be unpleasant repercussions from the act; but I can assure you, in years to come, you will never regret having done what you felt was right, especially when it was difficult and risky.

I know this from personal experience."

A loud DITTO here.

Kurt and Lori, I have never met you, but I am very proud of you.

I hope you try to keep the story alive whenever there is an opportune time to do so, but I think you chose the right thing by not filing suit yourselves. You must draw the line somewhere, and I think you drew it perfectly. It may work out better in the end.

Anonymous said...

Umar will do great in prison since it was one of the main recruiting grounds for terrorists. The Muslims are allowed more religious practice than any other faith and many prisons are banning Christian ministers and only allow Muslims. Now he can tell all the converts how he was duped and they can avoid the pitfall. Good job FBI.

Thanks Kurt for being brave enough to tell the truth. We all need to be bold and stand up for America and freedom.

Don Folkers said...

Big Brother is here. Like with Hitler whom Dietrich Bonhoeffer wanted to deal with before he could consolidate control in his version of the White House -- like with Hitler we have very little time before the consolidation is complete and all will be asked, "Your Papers Please". Write me for information which will help expose this serious trend to enough others that it can be reversed. DonFolkers@gwi.net "All it takes for the forces of evil to triumph -- is for good men to do nothing."

Anonymous said...

No wonder they made Martin Sheen look like a derelict, junkie, madman after he said what he did about the Govt and 9/11! It's Mob Mentality. They all cover each other's backside and woe be to anyone that tries to uncover it! It's just like many have said all along, the Illuminati, Shadow Govt., that runs the world will stop at nothing to complete their agenda, which is world domination and you and I as their slaves and guinea pigs. Sorry that you had to go through this. I am only glad that this was a fake bomb, meant to further tighten restrictions on Americans, drive fear into all our hearts and take away more of our liberties, as is their plan. You can call me a conspiracy nut if you want, but don't be surprised when these "plants" continue to happen to take away our guns and anything else we have to defend ourself and families with. They are nothing but Mob THUGS, with the biggest one in the WH.

Anonymous said...

You are correct that Umar was a patsy, but in reality it was the US Government that wanted to kill you.

MissPat said...

Although a senior citizen, I am not anxious to leave this world I love--BUT---I think I am glad I will not be around in 20 years to see the complete decline of our country I have loved since a little girl. We are on a down hill slide just like the Roman Empire and so few seem to even notice. God help us all. I am truly sorry you two had to go through this awful experience.

Lynn said...

Slowly but surely more
American's are waking up to the truth. Four years ago I started my journey of realizing what we're told and led to believe is a lie. I read someone's comment about "this administration". Try not to go down that road. These are the "puppets". Speaking of "false flags", I believe we'll see another one very soon. Hopefully people reading this blog will take a second look at what is REALLY happening when this occurs. A couple weeks ago I decided that mainstream media and radio were no longer the outlets I can trust. I believe more and more people are realizing the same. Remember...the government would not be going after the internet if the internet was not a threat to them. Thank you Kurt and Lori for being so courageous and helping the American people. May God bless you and keep you safe.

Anonymous said...

Right up there with "Fast and Furious." "We're from the government. We're here to help." Does anyone believe the president when he says he won't use the power to imprison American citizens without due process?

Anonymous said...

Thanks for haaving stamina to report this to us all..an apology from the gov will never come as with fast & furious.

investingNideas_com said...

get your cash on.. the subjects on
don't ask for tape on.. world crimes its on .... 9/11, UW bomber it goes on on.

ask for the tape and you'll get tagged with hate.

Don't ask, don't tell, and all is well.. You got to get with that government spell and don't tell.

Anonymous said...

Maybe this is why I love my country but fear my government....

Anonymous said...

You start to re-evaluate those "crazies" in the truth movement when it happens to you.

Anonymous said...

I agree with the lady who stated she would not be around to see the outcome of all this. I just turned 76 yesterday 02/19, and I too, will not be around to see the outcome.

Remember Satan was kicked down to earth where he is the god of this world, so he runs things here through his demons, and I personally believe the muslims are a part of Satan's world and are doing his bidding. My personal opinion only.

Anonymous said...

Have you considered writing a book about your experience on the flight from begining to end of the flight????? That might open a few eyes in this country where everyone seems to be asleep and not paying attention to what is happebning to their freedom and liberties. God Bless..........

Anonymous said...

Freedom as we know it is being replaced with government controls. From taxes to travel to what we buy is being controlled. We are expendable to the government and nothing more than potential servants. A means to an end as it were. I have refused to fly commercial any more. I am not a terrorist but am being pushed and man handled and treated as if I were. I drive every where I go now.
Ask your self why obama has so many Czars. Why has he no American flag present at news conferences?. How did Castro get to be President for life? Lots of the coincidences are not as they seem.obama has every intention of staying in office for many years election or not. Just a stroke of the pen. look at history of other socialist countries that have failed. We follow in their foot steps.

jdg said...

WHAT KURT & WIFE EXPERIENCED WAS VERY VERY SAD AND HARD FOR EVERY ONE TO STOMACH BUT WE ALL SHOULD TAKE MANY BIG BREATHS AND CONSIDER WHAT MAY BE GOING ON IN OUR REPUBLIC AND PROTECTION OF THE WAY OF LIFE THAT IS HOPEFULY BEING PROTECTED FOR US. MY FATHER USED TO SAY WE NEED TO GET THE IN'S OUT AND THE OUT'S IN TO SAVE OUR WAY OF LIFE!! THE EVENTS THAT ARE HAPPENING IN THESE TRYING DAYS LEAD ME TO BELIVE THAT ONE WHO SAID IN THE LAST DAYS GREAT KNOWLEDGE WOULD GREATLY INCREASE - MANY CATASTROFIC EVENTS WOULD HAPPEN - AND ETC. SO MAYBE JUDGMENT IS UP TO HIM AND FEAR IS OUR WORST ENEMY IN THIS END TIME. WE DON'T KNOW ALL THAT IS HAPPENING TO MAYBE PROTECT THIS WONDERFUL COUNTRY AN CITIZENS AND I AM SURE PROTECTION DOES SOMETIMES HAVE TO BE INSTUTATED FOR A TIME IN ORDER TO HELP US ALL BE SAFE. THIS RAMBEL IS JUST THE FEELING THAT HAS BEEN REALIZED BY MYSELF. SO KURT & WIFE HAVE MANY MANY SOULS SORRY FOR WHAT THEY AND OTHERS HAVE EXPERIENCED. -- TAKE CARE ALL.

LOVE JG

Anonymous said...

I am just reading this. I have a question. If the idea was to let Umar on the plane so he could possibly lead U.S. authorities to accomplices, and this has been a modus operandi of investigators, then why would they also give him a fake bomb? An attempt to set it off would have blown the gambit, at which time, Umar would realize he had been compromised and shut up. The only alternative would seem to be that they wanted to catch him in the act. In other words it was quite OK to scare the daylights out of passengers, terrorize them, in effect.

Lori Haskell said...

Kurt Haskell here:

Anonymous, the story that they wanted to let him into the U.S. to catch accomplices was a cover story. For obvious reasons, the government couldn't admit that it gave him an intentionally defective bomb to stage a fake terrorist attack. When Kennedy made that admission, he followed it up with "We need to talk more about this in closed session". There is much more to this then the government is letting on. The government has never admitted that it gave him a fake bomb, but I think it is rather obvious that it did.

Dragonater said...

A 5-minute speech is too short, as anyone commenting in city/county meetings knows. So it must be scripted 100% to meet that tight deadline.

Tough that you also must practice in that same court...but a-holes always respect anyone "a-hole enough" (military term) to stand up to them, unlike the other sheeple who cower in fear and pee their pants.

When addrssing a court re "govt corruption", I find it useful to separate the black sheep from the herd. I.e., point out the "executive branch" committed these crimes, and under our republic system of government, it's the job of the "judicial branch" to perform checks and balances and reverse or punish unconstitutional abuses by the other two branches. Judges LOVE to be reminded of their POWER.

So picking on the "federal govt" sounds to a judge like picking on the judicial branch and judge, unless the executive branch is singled out for disciplinary action.

You could have submitted exhibits of Operation Northwoods, and New York Times' article (transcripts or tape wiretap recordings) on the FBI's in-court confession to bombing the World Trade Center in 1993 killing six people (defense lawyer Ron Kuby now has a radio show in NYC with Guardian Angel vigilante founder Curtis Sliwa).

My dad is a past president of the Assn of Trial Lawyers of America, jailed for criminal contempt of court for "over-enthusiastic defense" of a client (a badge of honor for any lawyer). Now he carries a petition for habeas corpus boilerplate in his briefcase for every case. When his politial enemies tried to disbar him, he published a book during that trial to influence the jury (mentioning his Masonic immunity and "son of a widow" emergency hand sign in court to help win his case).

It's a lot easier to keep your cool when following a script in court. Tiger Woods' dad hired a military drill instructor to scream at his young son and assault him while playing golf, to toughen his sport psychology. Perhaps you can do the same in mock trials, with an actor playing a lunatic judge screaming at you as you practice calmly making your points? (not a joke)

Anonymous said...

Thank you for sharing your story. The truth needs to be heard. Let's share this as far and wide as we can.

Terry said...

Given the evidence and other information that has been made public, I believe Kurt's conclusions and suspicions regarding our government (especially the FBI) are quite reasonable and valid. The charges Kurt brings about the government's apparent willingness to catch a known terrorist by letting him board the flight and bypass security are not so different than what has been exposed about what the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms (ATF) had planned in Operation Fast and Furious - that Mexican drug and gun trafficking operation that has also been in the news lately. Unlike "Operation Umar" which has never been officially admitted to be a "sting" and is being covered up to this day, Operation Fast and Furious has been called out and exposed.

Terry said...

I was born in 1955, well before you, Kurt and Lori, and experienced in my youth the traumatic political assassinations and turbulence of the 1960's and 1970's. These events are probably only of historical interest to many younger people, but to me they speak very significantly to what has transpired in this country and throughout the world since those times, and are very much relevant today. The government's Machiavellian tactics have not changed much at all.

Don't be intimidated by people, and especially so-called "journalists" working for the corporate-owned mass media, ridiculing you for espousing "conspiracy theories." It is a pejorative term that seems to have been specifically designed to thwart citizen scrutiny and skepticism of the official narratives emanating from our (often corrupt) government-corporate establishment. One of the foremost and most well-documented examples of government criminal conspiracy is the FBI's Counter-intelligence Program (COINTELPRO). I recommend for your reference The COINTELPRO Papers: Documents from the FBI's Secret Wars Against Dissent in the United States by Churchill and Vander Wall. Become familiar with this literature and others and you will be well-armed and more confident in taking on detractors who attempt to label you as "paranoid" and "mentally unbalanced."

Terry said...

COINTELPRO was only uncovered by chance when on the night of March 8, 1971, all the files in the desks and file cabinets were "liberated" from the FBI's Media, PA office by the self-appointed "Citizens Commission to Investigate the FBI." Of these, some 30% were manuals, routine forms, and similar procedural materials.
The remainder was as follows:
40% Political surveillance and other investigation of political activity. Of the cases, 2 were right wing, 10 concerned immigrants, and over two hundred were on left or liberal groups.
25% Bank robberies
20% Murder, rape, and interstate theft
7% Draft resistance, including refusal to submit to military induction
7% Leaving the military without government permission
1% Organized crime, mostly gambling

So you can see from the above statistics the relative proportion of the FBI's illegitimate political policing activities vis-a-vis its legitimate law enforcement and investigative functions.

Terry said...

What you need to recognize about the FBI is that throughout its entire history it has had a substantial role (unconstitutionally, I might add) of behaving as a political policing institution for the State. Created early in the 20th Century by United States Attorney General A. Mitchell Palmer, the agency concerned itself in its earliest days with supporting companies such as Pullman Carriage against labor organizers and agitators, and later communists, socialists, the civil rights and black liberation movement, the "New Left," the indigenous American Indian population, the Puerto Rican independence movement, and other political groups - non-violent and militant alike - whose ambition it has been to empower people lacking political power and wealth in our society.

The mainstream media has revealed little about the real nature of the COINTELPRO. The public has generally been led to believe that the FBI was guilty of little more than overzealous, illegal wiretapping and surveillance. In reality, COINTELPRO tactics involved infiltration, psychological warfare, harassment through the legal system, and force and violence. Agents provocateur and informers did not merely spy on political activists; their main purpose was to discredit and disrupt. The FBI and police used myriad "dirty tricks" (fraud and deceit, by legal definition), such as planting false media stories and publishing bogus leaflets, posters, and other publications in the name of targeted groups. They forged correspondence, sent anonymous letters, and spread malicious rumors to divide and alienate members of targeted groups against each other and their supporters, They pressured employers, landlords, school officials, and others to cause trouble for activists, such as having them fired by their employer, expelled from school, or evicted from their homes. The FBI and police abused the legal system to harass dissidents and make them appear to be criminals. Officers of the law gave perjured testimony and presented fabricated evidence as a pretext for false arrests and wrongful imprisonment. When the previous tactics did not fully achieve the desired end of "neutralizing" their target, the FBI and police threatened, instigated, and themselves conducted break-ins, vandalism, assaults, beatings, and in some cases, political assassinations. Taken altogether, these tactics have to be regarded as a form of official "terrorism."

Terry said...

Among the numerous assassinations against American dissidents, the most brazen and clearly documented were those of Black Panthers Fred Hampton and Mark Clark in December of 1969. The Chicago apartment of Hampton was violently attacked at an early morning hour by a special police unit attached to the office of Cook County District Attorney Ed Hanrahan, but secretly instigated by the FBI who had an infiltrator / agent provocateur (a convicted car thief) planted in the Chicago Panther organization. The charismatic Hampton was a resourceful organizer and respected young leader in Chicago's African-American community and held promise to assume a national role. These qualities also made him a prime target of the FBI and its COINTELPRO. The People's Law Office in Chicago was able to see some semblance of justice done when it ultimately won a wrongful death civil lawsuit, awarding the families of the two murder victims and other Panther survivors $1.85 million in 1982.

Another blatant example of official terrorism is the attempted blackmailing of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. in 1963 shortly before he was to be awarded the Nobel Peace Prize. A doctored audio tape recording and anonymous letter originating with the FBI were sent to drive Dr. King to commit suicide. The recording purported to represent Dr. King engaging in raucous and possibly sexual activities with various people. It turned out that most of the audio recording was fraudulent. And what wasn't fraudulent - sounds captured from the FBI's illicit wiretaps and bugs - did not have to do with anything torrid going on. And don't believe for a second the official myth that has been propagated by the FBI and our government that Dr. King was assassinated by a supposed white racist named James Earl Ray.

In fact, a 1999 wrongful death civil lawsuit brought by Dr. King's family against Loyd Jowers and various government agencies presented overwhelming and conclusive evidence to the contrary, and the jury unanimously agreed. The 200 feet distance between the sniper and the target, Dr. King, required that a highly skilled marksman to have been responsible for that one well-aimed shot. The sniper was NOT James Earl Ray who possessed no such marksman skills, had no credible motive, and never previously shot anyone or committed a violent act with a gun. The trial testimony showed that the shooter was almost certainly the Memphis police department's expert marksman, Earl Clark. The Memphis police and fire department (a combined force) was headed by Frank Holloman, a long-time secretary to Hoover and a 25-year FBI veteran. Hoover and Holloman had plenty of motive to have Dr. King assassinated, as well as having access, and the lethal means to accomplish their nefarious aim. FBI inter-office memoranda reveal that its top officials regarded Dr. King as "the most dangerous Negro in the future of this Nation from the standpoint of communism, the Negro, and national security ... it may be unrealistic to limit [our actions against King] to legalistic proofs that would stand up in court or before Congressional committees."

Terry said...

To lawyers like yourselves, the information above probably describes corruption that goes well beyond what even you envisioned about our government. It may seem "radical" and "far-fetched;" yet it is the well-documented and unpleasant truth. According to Michael Parenti in his book Against Empire: "To fulfill its role as protector of existing order, the state often circumvents whatever democratic restraints exist within government. The late FBI chief J. Edgar Hoover noted in a 1970 interview that 'justice is merely incidental to law and order. It's a part of law and order but not the whole of it.' Indeed, the whole of it, the indispensable goal of the law enforcement agencies of the state, Mr. Hoover made clear by his actions on many occasions, was the preservation of existing class relations, safeguarding the socio-economic structure from fundamental·reform and revolutionary change. The preservation of public safety and justice are secondary concerns of the state. The state will violate both when it is deemed necessary to secure the dominant social order."

After damning revelations about the FBI and other government agencies throughout much of the 1970's in widely broadcast Congressional hearings (following the equally infamous Watergate-related scandals), the FBI's counter-intelligence programs were supposedly terminated. However, much evidence exists to indicate that the FBI has merely been more careful to keep its operations more covert and less subject to discovery of an internal paper trail of documents. For instance, it is apparent by the circumstantial evidence that the FBI attempted (or was complicit in) the assassination of environmental activist Judi Bari in 1989. The present prosecution of Muslims like the Lackawanna Six is a manifestation of continuation of COINTELPRO tactics involving agents provocateur that do not catch criminals so much as create them from the ranks of certain targeted politically-oriented ethnic groups.

Terry said...

Due to the limited knowledge we have, and that Kurt has helped highlight, the relationship between Umar and the State in perpetrating the incident on board your flight can only be speculated about. The fact that Umar is the son of a high-ranking Nigerian military officer is likely of significance, in my opinion. I suggest to Kurt the possibility that blackmail, hypnotic suggestion, drugs, or psychological torture or manipulation may have been used to obtain Umar's "cooperation" or participation as a "patsy," wittingly or unwittingly. To the layman, such possibilities seem more like something from the pages of spy novels or movies. However, as documented in a book by John Marks, In Search for the "Manchurian Candidate," such tactics have actually been employed on a regular basis by covert operatives in our government's service.

Kurt's suspicion that the failed bombing incident was intended to provide a pretext for body scanning machinery to be acquired and installed at the country's airport security stations may be partially, or even entirely, correct. Even well connected people like Michael Chertoff cannot for their self-interested reasons alone get the country's entire national security apparatus (across two administrations governed by two opposing political parties) to comply and conspire in the service of their narrow wishes. I suspect the imperative for purchasing more intrusive security devices was more likely a convenient byproduct rather than a conscious policy decision. More likely there is a larger, overriding "national security" objective involved in the "underwear bomber" case: to make the population more fearful of a mostly fictitious foreign enemy of our own creation, and more obedient to the will of the State.

After the demise of the Soviet Union we have needed a new enemy. A former U.S diplomat to the Soviet Union and military leader, George Kennan, stated in a forward to Norman Cousins's 1987 book, The Pathology of Power: "Were the Soviet Union to sink tomorrow under ... the ocean, the American military-industrial complex would have to go on, substantially unchanged, until some other adversary could be invented."

investingNideas_com said...

Mickey McCarter Underwear Bomber Rick James Moment on C-SPAN 9:00 mark 2/20/2012 Callers School Terror War Profiteers and about not knowing what Kurt Haskell said.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GCw7aNdxQSo

Anonymous said...

From the eye witness account, the underwear bomber was another "false flag" event by the U.S. (probably CIA) to keep the public in a fearful state so that we would complain too much about loosing our constitutional rights. Pear Harbor, Bay of Tongkin, and 9/11, I am convinced were other false flags to get us into WWII, Viet Nam, and Iraq and Aphganistan, all perpetrated or aided by those in power in the U.S. President Esinhower warned about the danger of the military-industrical complex gaining too much power, and those false flag events are examples of how our tax money has been transferred to the wealthy 1% through spending for war caused by the ultimate treators and war criminals like Cheney, Bush, and Rumsfeld.

Anonymous said...

will you ever speak out public about the FBI coming to your place of work? In my eyes i see the visit as an intimidation and fear visit rather than interviewing you. Them (media/govt) trying to prevent you from speaking out. They def dont want a lawyer to speak out!

I know you have discussed it off air with AJ but i think thats bombshell info as well that the public should hear.

Anonymous said...

This does not surprise me. The government offices from the highest to the lowest all have ulterior motives for their own best interest and don't have one ounce of loyalty or patriotism for the United States. I am sickened by the non action and wonder why as we the people don't do something about it? It just keeps getting put on the burner so to speak. The sad thing is those who do this type of terrorism (our government), need to remember that ultimately, their children and grandchildren will pay the price as well. They will not forever be exempt because I have faith the United States will rise again and the "political correctness" will be forever flushed!
Thank you for posting this and letting us know since our media is so corrupt nothing they say can be trusted. We must read blogs to get the real truth about anything these days.

Anonymous said...

I believe somewhere back in our History there was someone who said ""First they came for the Jews and I said nothing, then they came for the Christians and I said nothing, then they came for the Catholics and I said nothing, and then they came for me....................and no one said anything....""
When will we finally decide to stand up and be counted? Will it be before we lose all our freedoms or will we continue to set on the sidelines and watch while we are imprisoned by our very own Government. I fail to understand why we continue to allow a very few of the so called elite class to decide that we are just to stupid to take care of ourselves. I can assure everyone reading this post that much like some people in prison "We the people" are about to become imprisoned by our very own government and have but one opportunity to make certain that we remain FREE and that comes in November,and this November will be the most important vote ever taken in this republic we call the UNITED STATES OF AMERICA a country despised by our very own President and many of our so-called leaders. I am a United States Veteran I am 64 years young and for the first time in my life I am very afraid we are about to lose the very freedoms I served to preserve. People, WAKE UP!!! We have been invaded from inside our own borders while we sit here and gaze off into the sunset..............God help us!!

Ross

investingNideas_com said...

Mickey McCarter Underwear Bomber Rick James Moment on C-SPAN

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FWdWFYN3OS8

TNAR said...

With any luck, your commentary will force people to open their eyes and seriously consider the possibility of government involvement in instances such as this throughout our history. The federal government is notorious for concocting fallacious incidents in an effort to rally the people in a certain direction and mindset. It seems to be that they are becoming ever more bold in their "tests" on American society. My prior military service has revealed much into the secretive ways of government and the shocking reality of how they do not even trust the ones carrying guns in our alleged defense. As you, I am fully convinced that the government was behind this event (as well as numerous others) and will never trust a word coming from Washington, D.C.; ever.

investingNideas_com said...

Sorry Mickey McCarter Underwear Bomber Rick James Moment on C-SPAN (last try)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CqkELeSqL98

Anonymous said...

As a child of the '60's, on the "inside" of the Selma March and the ML King "thing", I read your synopsis of government manipulation of political events with bated breath. I didn't know it then, but I grew quickly to know things were not as they appeared. Nothing's changed much..I don't want to believe the W Trade Center came down from just such manipulation, but I'm skeptical after reading this blog! To save this country, we must change regimes. Never has there been so much blatant evidence that our country is short for this world if people don't wake up and defend our Constitution. How can so many be so blind?

investingNideas_com said...

Callers School C-SPAN on the Underwear bomber false flag
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qYUzJzoDoiE

Kurt Haskell is a true American hero. False Flags will have been possible with more people like this.

Brian said...

Kurt and Lori, my family thanks you from the bottom of our hearts. There are no words to describe your effort for justice and your courage in pointing out criminals. You guys will serve as a hallmark for righteousness for a long time to come. When we do take back our nation from the usurpers I will be a part of the mass who will be asking for your statues to be erected in our nation's Capitol. More important, I will pray to G*d for your well being and good fortune and I will praise G*d for putting people like you on the planet with the rest of us.

Anonymous said...

Isn’t it hard to realize that our government decides what it wants us to swallow hook, line and sinker? Then figures out the means to convince us to let them take away our rights and liberties. I know how disillusioned I felt and how you must feel. The feds are not to be trusted ever. This kind of thing has most likely been going on for decades, if not longer. You’re right, how sad and disappointing when you can no longer trust your government. The feds only protect, promote and deceive in order to advance their agendas and those that agree with them. From your experience we got the tsa. With ties directly to the white house. It’s a disgrace and a travesty. More people have to wake up. I’m glad you are one of them. You will be difficult to marginalize and discredit. Thank you for making sure this got out.

Anonymous said...

Thank you for standing up for the truth, sir. It is difficult to imagine that people would intentionally set up a scenario which appears to put our citizen's lives in danger, but that is exactly what seems to be.

We would never know the full story if you had not stood up to testify (as well as all the countless hours following the case on your own dime.)

In my book, that makes you a hero and a patriot. May God grant you strength to carry on despite the government's agenda.

Anonymous said...

Have you tried to contact the office of US Representative Darrell Issa about this issue?

http://issa.house.gov/

It sounds a lot like what he is investigating where the government let weapons into Mexico to provide "evidence" for stricter gun control.

Based on what you write, it seems like the government is staged this terrorist attack to provide "evidence" for the need for the naked body scanners and sexual groping by security screeners that is occuring in airports.

hollister said...

All persons born or naturalized in the United States and subject

to the jurisdiction thereof, are citizens of the United States and of the State

wherein they reside. No State shall make or enforce any law which shall

abridge the privileges or immunities of citizens of the United States; nor

shall any State deprive any person of life, liberty, or property, without due

process of law; nor deny to any person within its jurisdiction the equal

protection of the laws.

sb10 said...

It's great to know there are people like Kurt who care about the truth and that they will not quit.

Z said...

Thanks for posting your story Mr Haskell! I've shared this with everyone i know!

Anonymous said...

Thanks so much for sharing this. So many people have left positive comments I wouldn't want to e repetitive :p I will just say that although I understand the distress you went through and totally share your disappointment in the eroding of personal freedoms and the ever increasing power of those "in power" I can't fault the law enforcement/ intelligence technique used...

danh said...

my son was one row in front of umar and saw the whole thing. we could never tell for sure when we cold get our 5 minutes, we live in nashville area. would like to talk to you if allowed. dont know how to get ahold of you. sorry you had to spend speak alone at sentencing. dont know if this will go public so i dont want to give my phone number, but my son daniel huisinga has a site danny mcclelland.com and i get the contact emails. i have a couple of questions that i think you could help me with since you are a lawyer. thank you for your courage.