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The Assassination of US Sen. Paul Wellstone, One of the Last Anti-War Populist Progressives

On Oct. 25, 2002, incumbent U.S. Democrat Senator from Minnesota Paul Wellstone was campaigning for a third term when he died in a plane crash. The crash occurred just 11 days before the election, and 58-year-old Wellstone was ahead in the polls.

His seat went to his Republican Party rival, and that tipped the scales for a GOP majority in the U.S. Senate.

Wellstone was one of the last spirited anti-war progressive populists on the scene. He opposed the first Gulf War in 1991 and, in the months before his death, spoke out and voted against the government’s threats to go to war with Iraq again.

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An ad sent by Republicans to Minnesota voters just before Wellstone’s death resembles a mafia warning. SOURCE:

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The death — or, as we suggest, the assassination — of Wellstone removed a key obstacle for the Crime Syndicate to steamroll yet more tax cuts through for the rich, unending bankers’ wars and a never-seen-before boom for the military/security-industrial complex. Persons like him are now missing in action in the Crime Syndicate takeover of America.

Wellstone had been one of only eight members of the Senate to vote against the repeal of the Glass-Steagall Act in 1999. Just eight days prior to his death, on Oct. 17, the maverick senator introduced the Consumer Shareholder Protection Act (SB 3143) that posed more challenges to banksters.

He opposed the Patriot Act. He was a longtime critic of the CIA and covert operations. He’d been a constant thorn in the side of President George H. W. Bush, who, responding to the junior senator’s uncomfortable questions at a reception asked, “Who is this chickenshit?”

Two weeks before the hit, Wellstone told a group of supporters on the campaign trail that Vice President Dick Cheney had called him into his office and told him to “go along with the program, if you know what’s good for you and Minnesota. Stop sticking your nose into 9/11.” Wellstone intimates say he was asking questions and had serious doubts about the 9/11 narrative [see video Part II below, minute 00:48:42].

Two years earlier while traveling in Colombia, Sen. Wellstone experienced an attempt on his life. A bomb planted en route from the airport was discovered.

Wellstone, a college professor, seemed to also be targeted for being a Jew who wasn’t on board with that narrative. In his first campaign, his opponent was Sen. Rudy Boschwitz, a pro-Israel Jew dubbed the rabbi of the Senate. Seventy-two of his Jewish supremacist supporters signed a letter on campaign stationery to members of the Minnesota Jewish community days before the election accusing Wellstone of being a “bad Jew” for marrying a gentile and not raising his children in the Jewish faith. Wellstone’s only reply, which was widely broadcast on Minnesota television, was “he has a problem with Christians, then.” Boschwitz was the only incumbent U.S. senator not to be re-elected that year. Wellstone defeated the heavily financed Boschwitz again in the 1996 election.

When Sen. Wellstone’s King Air A-100 turbo prop went down at 10:22 a.m. in Minnesota, it also killed seven others who were on board, including his wife, Sheila; one of his three children, Marcia; the two pilots, and campaign staffers Mary McEvoy, Tom Lapic and Will McLaughlin. The airplane was en route to Eveleth, where Wellstone was to attend a funeral.

The FBI was almost too quickly on the scene in the remote town where the plane crashed, and local police were shut out of the scene and investigation. A number of key eyewitness reports (well covered in the documentary below) were left out of the NTSB report. It appears the FBI sanitized the crash site 8 hours before the NTSB arrived on the scene.

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The aircraft was flown by two experienced pilots. The plane inexplicably stalled on approach to landing. The national media began the cover up right away, citing bad weather and ice. But that scenario didn’t work, so the NTSB blamed it on the pilots. A major attempt was made to tarnished the pilots, similar to the JFK, Jr. case, of which this has similarities.

Read “Re-Examining the Untimely Death of a President’s Son: John F. Kennedy, Jr.

Though it was a high profile crash that many in Minnesota were skeptical about, the NTSB couldn’t afford to hold a public hearing. The NTSB spokesperson was former CIA, one Carol Carmody.

The NTSB later determined that the likely cause of the accident was “the flight crew’s failure to maintain adequate airspeed, which led to an aerodynamic stall from which they did not recover.”

The final two radar readings detected that just before the crash the airplane traveling at or just below its predicted stall speed.

Other pilots reported 3 to 5 miles visibility, no rain and a 900-foot ceiling. Par for the course and with shades of the JFK, Jr. incident, there was no voice recorder or transponder found [see video Part II at minute 00:07:20].

The fuselage was burned to ash, yet the wings where the fuel was stored were largely unscathed. The maximum temperature of aviation fuel in open air is 575 degrees. Fuel produced black smoke, but this fire was bluish gray, more typical of electrical fires. Metal alloys from the fuselage were completely melted, which would require temperatures several times hotter. The metal remnants were examined and discussed by a University of Minnesota chemistry professor in the documentary below [see Part II, min. 36:22].

The plane seemed to be disabled seven miles from the airport. The King Air A-100 turbo prop flies treetop level over shocked witnesses five miles out. No lights, engines spooling down, so low witnesses are amazed it stays airborne. All who saw it said the pilots didn’t seem to have control. Three more miles and 1.8 miles from the airport, the plane dropped into the woods, killing all eight on board.

NTBS said the plane was flying at 1,000 feet when over the Allen residence. The ignored Allen family testimony said that it was 75 to 90 feet off the ground. Other eyewitnesses on the ground heard what sounded like five or six rounds of pops or firing [see Part II, min. 00:37:35]. Another eyewitness [Part II, min. 00:00:00] spotted a white van travelling at 70 to 80 mph away from a fire trail near the crash site.

The documentary hypothesizes an electro-magnetic pulse weapon may have fried the electronics of the plane and triggered an explosion in the fuselage on impact [Part II, min. 00:23:50].

Part I: “Wellstone: They Killed Him”

This important documentary has been memory holed on You Tube. It appears blocked in Europe on Bitchute.

You can check here for various country blocks and try and play it. Torchy in the US tells me it spins for about 90 seconds in typical Bitchute fashion, but eventually plays.

Part II: “Wellstone: They Killed Him”

11 Comments on The Assassination of US Sen. Paul Wellstone, One of the Last Anti-War Populist Progressives

  1. As an anarchist and follower of austrian economics, I’ve come to learn not all legislation is created equal. Much of the run of the mill legislation that comes out of congress are anti-competition/profit protection and I’ve just learned to assume it was written by lobbyists or from some revolving door type in a Gov Agency. Also that the name of the bill is the opposite of what should be expected from it (Dodd Frank Wallstreet Reform Act, LOL!). Exceptions to this rule are the above Paul Wellstone, Ron Paul, Alan Grayson, and others such as Larry McDonald et al. You can notice legislation they propose seems to never make it far, gets gutted, or author becomes non-living. I have to take my austrian hat off from time to time to look at these cases where the machinations of DC are used against the deep state, corruption and say, “hey maybe washington got something right for a change”. But these are few and far between.

  2. The motherload does not underwrite good goverrnance and does not have
    the public interest at heart: DC is the swamp, pentagon the borg and
    entrenched bureaucracy/administrative institutions are known as the blob.
    Minor issues might be granted to occur as a token win,
    The Juggernaut that is Empire rolls on relentlessly. Crushing everything.
    I live in the Netherlands. Do you agree when I point out that europe is in practice
    US-occupied territory?

  3. This video is unavailable as the contents have been deemed potentially illegal within your country by our moderation team.

    A rather bizarre action by Bitchute, which portrays itself as an alternative to YT — apparently in some cases they don’t even wait for a complaint (which may not come, “potentially”) before censoring material — ?

    Jim Fetzer has also done work on the death of Wellstone (link) — Fetzer wrote a book, American Assassination: The Strange Death Of Senator Paul Wellstone — a search turns up some videos as well.

  4. Credit to Winterwatch and its astute investigative series on political assassinations. Political assassination is a potent terror tactic to install or retain total control. The details you provide of this system of ruling by fear are valuable insights into how history has really unfolded and why.

    I think it would be a natural for WW to write about Lewis Mcfadden in your excellent series if you have not previously since he had three attempts at him and the method was poison. But for now, since I am Hawaiian, and you are on the subject of Wellstone post-9/11, what about the possibility that Patsy Mink was infected with a bioweapon?

    Patsy Mink died a month or so before Wellstone. Nobody in alt media that I know of has investigated this ‘coincidence’. I know there isn’t alot to see, but the backstory on Mink raises suspicions. Mink had some political ties to Mineta (perhaps with some Asian affinity but she married a European) who testified under oath Cheney was withholding defense of the Pentagon on 9/11 as planes approached. She was a staunch opponent of DHS which was headed by the son of the first female Mossad agent. She opposed US internment camps. She challenged the Florida 2000 election results that landed baby Bush in the White House with Cheney at the helm on 9/11. She would have opposed going to war on Iraq, Libya, Syria and everywhere else.

    Where it falls apart for my speculative hypothesis that she was offed is Mink’s cause of death was pneumonia after contracting chicken pox. The pox is unusual perhaps given most adults are immune and she was 74, but we do see how simple cold and flu adeno viruses can lead to pneumonia complications in mostly the elderly. That happens naturally every year, and those considerable numbers were conflated with CV claims to push hysteria leading to herd behaviors and the looming beast system of passports to do anything plus tracking of everything, while colds and flu dropped to zero. Anthrax which was the touted bioweapon post 9/11 is bacteriological not viral. Mink had a viral infection.

    I can see a bacteriologic bioweapon infection happening much more easily than a viral. I don’t know of any method the evil ones could use to infect her with a viral pox. I mean I doubt she would take infected blankets off anyone. She had her own blankets. Perhaps there are nefarious ways to inject people I don’t know of, but my ‘investigation’ of the coincidence of Mink and Wellstone is stalled in coincidence theory. That much I know, the coincidence with Wellstone’s passing and their political orientations.

    Anyway Happy Easter.


  5. Yes, I am also very pleased with this thread and send my thanks. Now I would be very happy if WW also did a thread on former Secretary of the Treasury Ronald (Ron) Brown since there are some interesting similarities in the airplane “accidents”.

    Rule of thumb: if you used to receive Christmas Cards from Bill and Hill Clinton and then (Abruptly) stop receiving them, move to Paraguay, go live in the jungle, and change your name immediately.


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