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Ron Brown's Body: How One Man's Death Saved the Clinton Presidency and Hillary's Future Hardcover – May 1, 2004
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Soon after Ron Brown's death, a right-wing billionaire, Richard Mellon Scaife -- heir to the Mellon family banking fortune -- began to promote a conspiracy theory involving President Clinton. Steve Kangas, a journalist and former intelligence analyst, gives some background on Scaife:
One of [the CIA's 1973] recruits was billionaire Richard Mellon Scaife. During World War II, Scaife's father served in the OSS, the forerunner of the CIA. By his mid-twenties, both of Scaife's parents had died, and he inherited a fortune.... Scaife was encouraged by CIA agent Frank Barnett to begin investing his fortune to fight the "Soviet menace." From 1973 to 1975, Scaife ran Forum World Features, a foreign news service used as a front to disseminate CIA propaganda around the world.
At Forum World Features, Scaife conducted what his CIA friend, Frank Barnett calls "political warfare." Barnett explains:
Political warfare in short, is warfare -- not public relations. It is one part persuasion and two parts deception.... The aim of political warfare ... is to discredit, displace, and neutralize an opponent, to destroy a competing ideology, and to reduce the adherents to political impotence. It is to make one's own values prevail by working the levers of power, as well as by using persuasion.
Scaife has carried his political warfare campaign into the present day. His instrument of dissemination is no longer a foreign news service. Instead Scaife utilizes two Internet websites (NewsMax and WorldNetDaily), a newspaper (Pittsburgh Tribune-Review), along with conservative foundations and think tanks. Steve Kangas writes:
Today [Scaife] owns the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review and oversees the Sarah Scaife, Carthage and Allegheny Foundations. Scaife assigned one of his newspaper's reporters, Christopher Ruddy, to a full-time, ongoing investigation into the deaths of Vince Foster and Ron Brown, trying to find evidence that the Clintons murdered them.
Scaife's hired gun, Christopher Ruddy has applied the Scaife/Barnett technique of political warfare -- "one part persuasion and two parts deception" -- to the Ron Brown case. Ruddy was persuasive in arguing that there were some strange and suspicious aspects to the plane crash. Ruddy was also persuasive when he pointed out that Ron Brown had been involved in various controversies during his term as Commerce Secretary. However, Ruddy was deceptive when he omitted the fact that the biggest controversy had to do with Ron Brown's fight with the military establishment.
If all those deaths associated with people who had the power to bring Clinton down were simply coincidence, Clinton's the luckiest president in history.
Not only was Brown's head wound perfectly round and perfectly sized for a .45-caliber bullet hole, it was beveled just like an object with blunt sides, kinda like...well...a bullet.
Then investigators want to talk to the local who was responsible for bringing in the plane for landing, but ooopsie, he's got a bullet hole in him, too. And guess what? It's a .45-caliber bullet wound said to be self-inflicted. I can't help but think how lucky Mr. Clinton was. And how conveeeenient it was for the local to use a U.S. caliber instead of a 9mm or .380.
But I have to admit this hit was cleaner than the Vince Foster hit. Now the guy who did Vince was a rank amateur. They should let the mob go back to doing these things. They were much better.
For those who believe this was all coincidence, there are a lot of good books on the Easter Bunny here.
This book is absolute garbage. Using conjecture and supposition, the author comes up with 'evidence' as to how the Clintons were involved and why Ron Brown was murdered. Just another right-wing attempt to discredit the Clintons. It didn't work when President Clinton was in office and it hasn't worked since.
If you really want to write a book about illegal activities, why not go after Bush? His whole presidency was one illegal activity after another starting with his illegal election.
Wish there was a ZERO stars option on Amazon, because this piece of garbage doesn't even deserve the one star it got. Shame on you for sullying the memory of Ron Brown. A fine man who worked hard to make his country a better place.
Had Ron Brown not died in Croatia, he was prepared to testify against Clinton as to his "treason" on China. Coincidence?
Jack Cashill has written a book that raises several important questions about the untimely death of former Commerce Secy. Ron Brown. What was the .45 size circular hole in the top of Brown's head? Who knows for sure, because they did not do an autopsy. It is a terrible thing to thing to believe that a U.S. president could do such things. Cashill does not draw any definite conclusions, but this explosive book certainly will lead many readers to the conclusion that Ron Brown's death was no accident.