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Assassination of Hale Boggs, a Critical Bulwark Against the Deep State

Thomas Hale Boggs, Sr. (Feb. 15, 1914 – disappeared Oct. 16, 1972) was an American Democrat politician and a member of the U.S. House of Representatives from New Orleans, Louisiana, from 1947 to 1972. He was the Majority Leader of the House and member of the Warren Commission.

Boggs vanished in an airplane flight between Anchorage and Juneau, Alaska. The airplane was never found. Three others on board vanished as well: the pilot, U.S. Congressman Nick Begich and Begich’s aide. Boggs was on a fund raiser for Begich.

Nick Begich and Hale Boggs

There is a legitimate theory that Boggs was targeted for assassination. Grounds for murder?

  • April 1971, Boggs made a speech on the floor of the House in which he strongly attacked FBI Director J. Edgar Hoover and the whole of the FBI.
  • In a conversation on April 6, 1971, between President Richard M. Nixon and the Republican Minority Leader Gerald R. Ford, Jr., Nixon said that he could no longer take counsel from Boggs as a senior member of Congress. In the recording of this call, Nixon asked Ford to arrange for the House delegation to include an alternative to Boggs. Ford speculated that Boggs was on pills as well as alcohol.
  • In a conversation with an aide, Boggs said, “Hoover lied his eyes out to the [Warren] Commission on Oswald, on Ruby, on their friends, the bullets, the gun, etc.
  • Later that month, Boggs went on to say, “Over the postwar years, we have granted to the elite and secret police within our system vast new powers over the lives and liberties of the people. At the request of the trusted and respected heads of those forces, and their appeal to the necessities of national security, we have exempted those grants of power from due accounting and strict surveillance.” Boggs stated that under Hoover the FBI had adopted “the tactics of the Soviet Union and Hitler’s Gestapo.”
  • Boggs dissented from the Warren Commission’s majority, which supported the single-bullet theory. Boggs commented: “I had strong doubts about it.” In the 1979 novel “The Matarese Circle,” author Robert Ludlum portrayed Boggs as having been killed to stop his investigation of the Kennedy assassination.
  • From Bernard Fensterwald and Michael Ewing [“Coincidence or Conspiracy?” cited here]: “It is a myth that the Warren Commission was united in its conclusion that a lone assassin killed President John F. Kennedy. On the seven-member Warren Commission, there were three dissenters: Senator Sherman Cooper, Senator Richard Russell, and Congressman Hale Boggs. As Dallas journalist Jim Marrs pointed out, ‘The most vocal critic among Commission members [was Hale Boggs]. Boggs became frustrated with the panel’s total reliance on the FBI for information.’”
  • Several years after Bogg’s death in 1972, a colleague of his wife, Lindy (who was elected to fill her late husband’s seat in the Congress), recalled Mrs. Boggs remarking, “Hale felt very, very torn during his work [on the Commission] … he wished he had never been on it and wished he’d never signed it [the Warren Report].”
  • “Richard Russell, Hale Boggs and Cooper believed there was a conspiracy in the JFK assassination. Russell and Boggs both said so publicly,” according to Richard E. Sprague in “Taking of America.”

Even more important than JFK rumblings, Boggs angrily railed that the U.S. was becoming totalitarian. As a civil libertarian, he was openly feuding with J. Edgar Hoover, who died on May 2, 1972 — just five months before Boggs’ disappearance. However Boggs’ feud was as much about the FBI as a corrupted intrusive institution as it was about Hoover. The death of Hoover did not change this equation, and Boggs was working to roll back the agency’s budget. Furthermore, as Majority Leader, Boggs may have had the power and ability to deliver.

Operation Octopus, according to federal files, was a surveillance program that turned any television set with tubes into a broadcast transmitter. Agents of Octopus could pick up audio and visual images with the equipment as far as 25 miles away. Hale Boggs was investigating Operation Octopus.

Around 11:30 p.m. on July 23, 1970 — two years before he disappeared — a Lincoln Continental ran Boggs’ car off the road in Washington, D.C. Boggs chased the car, wrote down the license plate number, and called the police, but there is no record that the incident was investigated. The Washington, D.C. Metropolitan Police would have been the agency in charge of the investigation, but they now say they can find no relevant records relating to the case.

In April 1971, Boggs claimed the FBI tapped his telephone. He said several other representatives also believed their phones had been tapped. Boggs said he knew why the FBI tapped his phone and how they intended to use the information. He refused to say what that information was, but he said once his lawyers finished their investigation he would release the details to the public. Boggs then called for the immediate resignation of Hoover. Attorney Gen. John Mitchell denied Boggs’ allegations about the FBI, but Boggs said he was “absolutely certain” the FBI had placed a tap on his phone.

The upshot of all of this is simple: Whenever an influential challenger of the New Underworld Order (NUO) Crime Syndicate dies, the prime suspect is the NUO. Whenever he or she is fired, incarcerated or smeared, the probable reason is not the officially-stated one but rather the threat the challenger posed to the powers that be.

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Don Jonz, 38, of Fairbanks piloted the Cessna 310 airplane. Jonz was a military veteran with 17,000 hours of flight time, and he logged 15 years as a pilot in Alaska. He was also heavily in debt from flight business setbacks. Flight weather that morning was described as marginal.

To our eyes an iHeartpodcast Network show called “Missing In Alaska” lays out the results of an investigation that may lead to clues, motives and methods of the case.

New Orleans-based freelance journalist Jon Walczak said, “What I found is one of the strangest stories you’ve never heard.” His investigation began in 2011 and has included the review of thousands of pages of government documents, interviews with dozens of sources and took him from Arizona to the Arctic Circle. “What I’ve learned is bizarre and until now, largely untold,” he said.

The podcast segment “Anchorage” describes some details about the Cessna and the flight that are sketchy. The plane was flown down from Fairbanks by Jonz and was provided gratis (a lure?) to the congressmen. The characters associated with providing the plane are mentioned — one of whom was interviewed in this segment — was hard to parse, but perhaps Winter Watch readers can try their hand.

Despite a 39-day search that was said to have been the largest in U.S. history, nothing was located. The podcast team discovered that a fishing boat turned up a Cessna tail in seawater in 1980. The debris was taken away by a tender, but no follow up is known and the numbers on the tail were not recorded.

The Cessna 310 involved was required to carry an emergency locator transmitter (ELT) per Alaska state statutes section 02.35.115. However, no ELT signal was determined to emit from the plane during the search. In its report on the incident, the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) stated that the pilot’s portable ELT, permissible in lieu of a fixed ELT on the plane, was later found in an aircraft at Fairbanks, Alaska. The NTSB concluded that neither the pilot nor the lost aircraft had an ELT.

The “Missing in Alaska” podcast here. It’s well done but lengthy with many secondary issues. To get to the core of the account, Winter Watch would suggest focusing on the following segments: The Transcript, Murder and Me, in particular Bonus: The P.I. Report, Don’t Knock Arizona and Anchorage.

I really applaud Walczak for his hard work and persistent journalism, which is a rarity in today’s inverted world. He brings a lot to the table. But unlike most readers of Winter Watch, he doesn’t seem to appreciate the corruption and kompromat ops of Hoover and the Deep State nature of elements of the FBI and other U.S. intelligence. He dismisses with little explanation this obvious fonte of the assassination plot that is staring everyone in the face. Such is the case with Boggs, who was the real target. Begich was collateral damage in this ruthless black op. There is considerable history of the Deep State using Mafia as hit men.

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The constant refrain against such conspiracy theories is that “eventually someone would talk.” Yet, once again, we find that someone did. The problem is not that nobody’s talking. It’s that nobody’s listening.

The FBI case files includes a 1994 account inside prison from convicted murderer and mobster Jerry Max Pasley who said he delivered a bomb from Arizona to Anchorage at the behest of the Joe Bonanno crime syndicate. He spoke with investigators from the Anchorage Police Department, Alaska State Troopers and Arizona Department of Public Safety. Three of these investigators confirmed the Pasley interview in the podcast with Walczak.

As is typical of black operations, the assassination was compartmentalized, so Pasley did not know with certainty what the fate the bomb was. Incredibly, a month later, the Boggs-Begich plane vanished in flight.

According to Pasley, the bomb was placed on the Cessna 310 N1812H before it left on its final flight with Begich, Boggs, Brown and Jonz on board.

Read this next part carefully: Walczak then learned that on March 4, 1974, less than 17 months after the disappearance of her husband, Pegge Begich, the widow of Congressman Nick Begich, married the same Jerry Max Pasley, the Mafia-connected killer and bomber. The marriage lasted only three years.

Marriage photo as published in the Seattle Weekly of [1] Jerry Max Pasley and [2] Pegge Begich.
After they were married, the couple then went into business in Anchorage with several Tucson mob characters. Pegge Begich refused to be interviewed to explain all this.

Pasley worked for mobsters Peter Licavoli, Sr. and Joe Bonanno, Sr., and he admitted to five murders and several bombings, including the house of an Arizona Supreme Court Judge. He died in prison in 2010. According to the podcast, the newly married couple was accompanied on their honeymoon to Mexico by mob chief Licavoli and his sister.

At minute 00:08:00 in the “Anchorage” segment, a statement (refused to appear on podcast) in response to the Pasley inexplicable marriage and his allegations is given by Begich’s son, Tom Begich.

Tom called Pasley a liar, fraud and crook. Nothing new there. We already knew that, but it’s not at all clear what Pasley gained from the revelation. He really sought no new notoriety or financial or legal benefit. In fact, there was downside, as Pasley was convicted of another murder based on these interviews.

Pasley refused to directly incriminate Congressman Begich’s widow in terms of playing a role in the bombing. The Anchorage-to-Juneau flight route is well known for downed planes, which provided perfect cover.

In 1994, Pasley told investigators that in 1972, he was handed a locked briefcase by a Licavoli lieutenant in Arizona. He was instructed to take the briefcase to Anchorage where he handed it to two men. He flew back to Arizona the following day. He said he was told “something big” was about to happen. Soon afterward, the plane carrying Begich and Boggs disappeared. It’s no secret that the Mob handles Deep State hits and both organizations have tentacles throughout the sistema.

Here is a quote from the NSA archives 1954 assassination manual: “The contrived accident is the most effective technique. When successfully executed, it causes little excitement and is only casually investigated.”

The important segment “Prison Vent” covers prison letters from spree murderer William Scott Day (deceased 2006) about verbal exchanges in prison with Pasley, including the topic of the Alaska assassinations. Day confirms that Boggs was the target for Hoover and his Deep State minions after Hoover died shortly before the Boggs hit. Licavoli ordered the hit, according to Day. Pasley in this account admitted to assembling the bomb and also placing on the plane.

Our takeaway: There is no way the incarcerated Day could have heard these details any other way but from the horse’s mouth.

Pasley said he then moved to Anchorage and began dating Pegge Begich, a woman he had met through Bonanno syndicate mutual friends in Arizona and had “dated with” (sex) before the plane went missing and while Pegge was married to the congressman. Pasley, another associate and Begich met Joe Bonanno for dinner at the Kon Tiki in Tucson a month before the hit. 

The investigators were shocked by Pasley’s claims and immediately notified the FBI, which sent agents to interview Pasley in 1995.

Retired Anchorage Police Sergeant Mike Grimes told Walczak he was stunned by Pasley’s claims. When he returned to Anchorage from his interview with Pasley in the Arizona prison, he immediately contacted an FBI agent he knew in Anchorage. When Grimes didn’t hear back from the agent for several weeks, he again contacted her, and she insisted they meet somewhere other than her office.

The agent told Grimes that when her boss called FBI headquarters in Washington with the information, he was told, “You will do nothing there. You will send everything you have to us.” The FBI shut down the investigation immediately. 

Our takeaway: This is par for course in many instances throughout Deep State/Crime Syndicate hidden history.

Other investigators also told Walczak they were surprised the FBI did not vigorously investigate Pasley’s claims of a bomb. Pasley agreed to take a polygraph, but it’s not clear whether the FBI ever administered one to him.

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18 Comments on Assassination of Hale Boggs, a Critical Bulwark Against the Deep State

  1. THE U.S. GOVERNMENT IS THE GREATEST PURVEYER OF VIOLENCE IN THE WORLD!
    IF?
    If Americans don’t acept that statement, then they live in La La World.

    OVERTHROWING OTHER PEOPLE’S GOVERNMENTS: THE MASTER LIST
    By William Blum – Published February 2013

    [The United States routinely interferes with elections of dozens of other nations and even “installs” political leaders through various CIA operations, including CIA-led coups and assassinations of foreign leaders].

    Instances of the United States overthrowing or attempting to overthrow, a foreign government since the Second World War. (* indicates successful ouster of a government)

    •China 1949 to early 1960s

    •Albania 1949-53

    •East Germany 1950s

    •Iran 1953 *

    •Guatemala 1954 *

    •Costa Rica mid-1950s

    •Syria 1956-7

    •Egypt 1957

    •Indonesia 1957-8

    •British Guiana 1953-64 *

    •Iraq 1963 *

    •North Vietnam 1945-73

    •Cambodia 1955-70 *

    •Laos 1958 *, 1959 *, 1960 *

    •Ecuador 1960-63 *

    •Congo 1960 *

    •France 1965

    •Brazil 1962-64 *

    •Dominican Republic 1963 *

    •Cuba 1959 to present

    •Bolivia 1964 *

    •Indonesia 1965 *

    •Ghana 1966 *

    •Chile 1964-73 *

    •Greece 1967 *

    •Costa Rica 1970-71

    •Bolivia 1971 *

    •Australia 1973-75 *

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    •Zaire 1975

    •Portugal 1974-76 *

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    •Chad 1981-82 *

    •Grenada 1983 *

    •South Yemen 1982-84

    •Suriname 1982-84

    •Fiji 1987 *

    •Libya 1980s

    •Nicaragua 1981-90 *

    •Panama 1989 *

    •Bulgaria 1990 *

    •Albania 1991 *

    •Iraq 1991

    •Afghanistan 1980s *

    •Somalia 1993

    •Yugoslavia 1999-2000 *

    •Ecuador 2000 *

    •Afghanistan 2001 *

    •Venezuela 2002 *

    •Iraq 2003 *

    •Haiti 2004 *

    •Somalia 2007 to present

    •Honduras 2009

    •Libya 2011 *

    •Syria 2012

    •Ukraine 2014 *
    AFGHANISTAN 2017

    Unless Americans study, THE CIA AS ORGANIZED CRIME and THE PHOENIX PROGRAM, by Douglas Valentine, they will continue to live in La La Land!

    Start in chapter 13 of THE CIA AS ORGANIZED CRIME! This will show you what the CIA is doing TODAY and then you can go back and start reading the rest of the book.

    The CIA is the greatest Terrorist Organization, in the world!

    THE PHOENIX PROGRAM IS IN PROGRESS IN AMERICA, EUROPE AND THE MIDDLE EAST.

    Hale Boggs questioned the Warren Report and was assassinated.
    Mary Pinchot Meyer questioned the Warren Report and was assassinated.
    Her ex-husband was Cord Meyer, a top CIA agent and James Jesus Angleton was godfather to their children. She knew who was involved in JFKs assassination, after she had studied the Warren Report. She made the mistake of telling others what she had found, but they informed her enemies.

    America has become the Fourth Reich. It is a Zionist/Nazi combination and it spreads its poison around the world.

    • Ah yes- since ww2- when the earth was ‘knocked off its axis’ by the greatest generation that was ((hoodwinked)) into clearing the way for the mental/physical/spiritual annihilation of its posterity.

  2. Hale Boggs 1972, Congressman Leo Ryan 1978, Victor and Montgomery Raiser 1992, Barry Seal and Russell Welch 1986, Boys on the Tracks 1987, Jerry Parks, Vincent Foster 1993, Herschel Friday 1994, Mexico President-Elect Luis Donaldo Colosio 1994, Bill Gwatney 2008, just to name a few, and the list goes on – https://www.cuttingedge.org/News/n1221.cfm. No wonder Tucker Carlson’s recent interview with Arkansas Governor Asa Hutchinson was eerily similar to Joe Biden’s demeanor. The similarities in JOETUS and ASARK are really astounding and really weird, to say the least.

    On his impending 1992 death bed in Santa Monica California, Retired FBI SA Don Damato told me something I will never forget about the Kennedy Assassination. It wasn’t much, but his comment spoke volumes.

    Some things eat a man more than dying.

  3. I was not surprised to learn years ago that it is reported that a young William Jefferson Clinton drove Boggs to the airport to get on his final flight.

  4. Wow. I had never heard of any of this. I love this website! But it also depresses me that the American govt is so corrupt. How people can just go along with this deceitful garbage behavior is just beyond me. I’ve recently returned to Christianity as a result of some of the things that I’ve read about in the last few years because I feel like the world is full of evil and I want no part of it. Thanks Russ and others for keeping us informed.

    • “never heard of any of this” – I suspect, Nicks87, you are a youngster with a fairly recent exit from public schooling; it figures. Yet, I am a couple decades older and have been for decades highly “conversant” with the news and 20C history. And I was shocked to find that I had not a single recollection of Louis MacFadden. Hale Boggs is a name I recollect only from “when I was growing up”.

      I second your assessment of “this website”. Keep reading!

  5. Plane & Pilot Updated September 24, 2020 — Did A Bomb Bring Down The Begich-Boggs Flight?

    Freelance writer Jon Walczak has spent a great deal of time and money investigating the disappearance of Pan Alaska Airways N1812H, and he believes if someone sabotaged the plane, the likely target was Begich, not Boggs. … Pasley worked for mobsters including Peter Licavoli Sr. and Joe Bonanno Sr., and he admitted to several bombings and murders. He was in prison in 1994 for gunning down a man in a Tucson hotel. … Pasley knew he would spend the rest of his life in prison and said he wanted to come clean about several other killings, including the murder of his ex-wife’s first husband, Nick Begich. … Pasley told investigators that in 1972, a Bonanno lieutenant in Arizona handed him a locked briefcase. The man ordered Pasley to take the briefcase to Anchorage and give it to two other men. … Pasley said he then moved to Anchorage and began dating Pegge Begich, a woman he met through mutual friends in Arizona. Pasley claimed Pegge gave him lavish gifts, including co-ownership in a bar. His partners in the bar were Pegge and one of the men to whom he handed the briefcase in 1972.

    ?

    Linked below is the text of what appears to be an article by Jonathan Walczak published in the Seattle Weekly 15 years or so ago, but the SW link given is dead.

    New Details Uncovered in 1972 Disappearance of Congressman Hale Boggs

  6. This is a great thread, and I am appreciative; however, I do need to add that the Boggs family were deep insiders and still are. Therefore I can agree with the opinion and idea of murder, but I (personally) feel the end causes for the act to be a bit muddled. Obviously, Representative Bogg’s wife went on to great success in filling his seat and his daughter (Ms. Cokie Roberts) became successful, as well as a deep insider in and around this swamp.

    So I do agree with the key premise of the thread (murder); however, I remain unclear as to the exact motivation as it could be many possibilities.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lindy_Boggs

  7. Hey WW, anyone feel like looking into someone sketchy connected to the Boggs family?

    Unfortunately, I do not have time for a deep rabbit hole dive today. What time I have left for WW, I will use to listen to the TradCath podcast while doing some other work, but if anyone is looking for a challenge and way to add some additional texture to this thread, try looking into this fellow:

    https://2001-2009.state.gov/outofdate/bios/e/3328.htm

    All my best to all of you,
    Simple Citizen

      • You could be really right on that point; I just remain curious if there was some inside baseball that we may not be 100% privy to.

        After reading the thread, I started looking toward Mr. Boggs and any links to H.W. Bush since he seemed endorser of the wife after the death of the husband (I was thinking maybe a guilty conscious or trade off of some sort); however, I am pressed on time today and still would like to fit in the podcast, so I just left this idea alone.

        Yet, I do concede you may be right and a line was simply crossed that triggered events to follow. Certainly the thread was well researched and well written.

        Best…

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