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Solitary Manufactured Monsters- Jeffrey MacDonald case
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Solitary monsters


Lenny Bruce is dead but he didn't commit any crime
He just had the insight to rip off the lid before its time. - Bob Dylan

I'm too busy too often these days, and my head's getting turned by mere politics in the last week of what looks to be a catastrophic election. So apologies for the posting lag, and the brevity of this one. I mean to have more soon.

If you've followed the case you likely know that Richard Hamlinwas convicted and now faces a life sentence. An injustice? I won't pretend that I know enough to play armchair jurist to answer that conclusively. What I know is that Hamlin didn't do himself any favours by his defence, even if it was the truth. Alleging ritual abuse and mind control isn't exactly a winning formula in the courts these days. Not when, to most Americans, both claims have been "debunked" and swept from the realm of what's possible by powerful forces in the dominant culture. Presumably, that's why the evidence of Satanic cult activity in Ponchatoula's Hosanna Church were dropped by the DA. He would rather rest his case upon the testimony of child victims than introduce hard evidence that the abusers were acting with cultic intent, including "videotapes and nine bin liners full of masks and robes for use in the ceremonies." As I wrote last June, "What remains are still inconceivable crimes, yet now without motive." As a successful attorney Hamlin must have known going in what his accusations would sound like to a jury composed of citizens whose nation conditions the conviction that such things don't happen. And that contributes to my suspicion of his innocence.

But now that's that, and for most people who note it the Hamlin case will register as yet another example of a bizarre and discredited theory. No; despite Susan's confession to police, her reported absence of claimed injuries, her child telling his teacher that he wished mommy would stop licking him, and her plant pathologist father's unexplained presence in Indio during the Wackenhut/Cabazon years (why wasn't he called to the stand?) this one's all wrapped up.

Just like the Jeffrey MacDonald case. Except that's not, either. MacDonald has just won the right to pursue a fourth appeal of the murder conviction of his wife and two children in 1970. (And it's some kind of coincidence, though I don't know what kind, that Ted Gunderson has figured in both.)

Like Hamlin's, MacDonald's story is virtually unbelievable if all you know is that story. If you know something about Fort Bragg and, most important, the protected drug trade out of Vietnam, you're more likely to shrug and say "Yeah, I can see that."

MacDonald was an Army drug counselor at the base, which was on the receiving end of a military drug cult that set up shop in Indochina known as the "Black Masonic Club," led by "Sergeant Smack," Leslie "Ike" Atkinson (eventually arrested by the DEA and given a 40-year sentence). They used the remains of GIs as mules, stitching bags of heroin into their body cavities. The local dealers loathed MacDonald, who was pressuring those in his treatment program to name suppliers.

After the MacDonald family murders, an informant named Helena Stoeckley contacted narcotics detective Everette Beasley to say she had been in the house at the time of the killings, and provided details of the military drug operation.

Alex Constantine writes in Psychic Dictatorship in the USA:

The recipients of the heroin, she said, had contacts in Vietnam who placed it in the bodies of war casualties. The bodies were re-stitched and shipped to Johnson Air Base and other installations around the country. When the bodies arrived in the US they were met by a military contact and the heroin was removed. The bodies were then sent on to their final destinations.

"The persons who met the bodies at the respective air bases knew which bodies to check, based on a predetermined code," Beasley says. "Helena told me that the people who handled the assignments in Vietnam, and those who met the planes in the United States, were military personnel."

She also told him that the couriers made their pick-ups at Fort Bragg. Distribution was handled by enlisted me, civilians, police officers. "Local attorneys and Army officers as high as generals were part of the operation. She stated that she would name and identify the people if given immunity by the US government."

She wasn't, and so would have faced conviction herself for participation in the crime by being in the company of the murderers. Though Stoeckley had previously supplied information that had secured over 200 arrests in the Fort Bragg area, in this case the authorities simply didn't want to know her. She died a couple of years later, quite rapidly, of liver failure, after compaining to friends she was being followed by "two men in suits." (In Potter and Bost's Fatal Justice, the rebuttal to Joe McGinniss's duplicitous Fatal Vision, writes that her former neighbours confirmed noting well-dressed strangers often parked outside her apartment.)

The MacDonald apartment was kept sealed by the US Army and the Justice Department from 1970 until 1981. "Fort Bragg fought to regain custody of the quarters beginning in February of 1981, but the Justice Department kept rigid control of them for three years following, citing that the apartment where the murders occurred and its contents might be needed as evidence to offset anticipated defense appeals." All this time, MacDonald's council was denied access, which naturally was sought in order to compile evidence that could support the case that his family had been slaughtered by intruders.

However,

on the night of June 7-8, 1984, everything in the apartment was completely burned and then buried at the Fort Bragg trash dump. This included all furnishings, the ceilings, walls, doors, window sills, ledges, hardwood floors...leaving nothing but a skeleton of joists and sub flooring. The destruction also included items that, by regulation, were required to be placed for public auction by the Army - things like furniture, light fixtures, appliances, sinks, etc. Most importantly, the burning and burying of the entire contents of the apartment destroyed everything that might have been touched or left behind by murderers.

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As a cover for this deliberate crime, the government claimed in its paperwork that MacDonald had "abandoned" his property, when in truth, he was not allowed access to reclaim his property. The secret destruction actually occurred while MacDonald's attorneys were still trying to wrest court permission to examine the quarters. No one informed them that both the quarters and its contents no longer existed.

There is much more to the MacDonald case, but the impressions left by McGinniss's Fatal Vision - since proven to be a work of slander - persist. Fables work better when the monster is just one man who didn't get away with it, rather than many powerful men who always do.


posted by Jeff at 4:57 PM 32 comments
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Quote:MacDonald was an Army drug counselor at the base, which was on the receiving end of a military drug cult that set up shop in Indochina known as the "Black Masonic Club," led by "Sergeant Smack," Leslie "Ike" Atkinson (eventually arrested by the DEA and given a 40-year sentence). They used the remains of GIs as mules, stitching bags of heroin into their body cavities. The local dealers loathed MacDonald, who was pressuring those in his treatment program to name suppliers.

This has worked so well in the past manufactured wars...I wonder how many of the bodies coming in the dark of the night in Dover are filled up with drugs or whatever?
"Confusion... first sign of a bad relationship-whether personal, societal or governmental"
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#3
I don't know, but if they are doing that, the perps are getting a good dose of radiation. Serves the bastards right.
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#4
Lots of them Gard, lots of them..
So many Vets came back hooked too.

I read some stuff about this case a month or so ago
really makes you wonder with some time on it..

Helter Skelter anyone ?!?!?
&quot;The impure can become pure through the process of elimination, <br />but error can never be transformed into truth.&quot; <br /> Schwaller De Lubicz
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Around June of last year, there was a story in the local papers about a greater New Orleans area church that had a very strange cult busted for molesting children. There was mention of Satanism in that case too, but it had all but disappeared from the press by the time Katrina hit, and now you don't hear anything about it. <img src="{SMILIES_PATH}/hmm2.gif" alt="Hmm2" title="hmm2" />
&quot;The stupidest samurai in the Universe is here, you bastards.&quot; --Sakata Gintoki, &quot;Gintama&quot;
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Hecate Professor Pan is all over that one..

link to backstory
http://www.charm.net/~profpan/2005/11/h ... index.html

Monday, February 20, 2006
Hosanna Church Update - Feb. 20, 2006


Several locals have sent me the following information.

First, the trials keep getting pushed back. Now, it appears they won't begin taking place until 2007. They ask -- why so long? And I can't answer, except to suggest that the prosecutors want these crimes to stay out of the public consciousness as long as possible.

Secondly, more than one source has told me that some of the alleged perpetrators -- those out of jail on bail -- have had contact with the witnesses and the alleged victims. If this is true -- and I have no reason to doubt my sources -- this is a travesty. If true, it is evidence of criminal negligence on the part of the local authorities.

There are also many questions about the church property owned by Robbin Lamonica, which is allegedly worth millions. Much of the apparent corruption in the prosecution may be tied into the the extremely valuable real estate. I have no hard evidence, but more than one source has pointed out that the property dealings have been very hush-hush. This is something the local media should be all over, but they're apparently operating in the same fearful environment as many of the families who wish to speak out -- but can't. Fear is a powerful motivator to keep one's mouth shut.

One source is clearly at his or her wits' end:

I BEG YOU FOR THE CHILDREN AND THE ADULTS WHO HAVE BEEN MOLESTED TO CALL MEDIA ATTENTION OUTSIDE OF LOUISIANA TO REGAIN INTEREST AND RAISE QUESTIONS THAT COUNTLESS PEOPLE HERE ARE SO AFRAID. PLEASE, PLEASE HELP!

The victims deserve to be rescued from inept, potentially corrupt prosecution. As a writer, all I can do is keep outside attention focused on the coverup and to help my sources speak without intimidation and fear.

If anyone in the legal community has any ideas, I know of many concerned citizens who would love to have your help. That also goes for any mainstream reporters looking for a story that needs a much wider audience.

so reminiscent of the McMartin Preschool case eons ago
http://www.religioustolerance.org/ra_mcmar.htm

BOTH CASES the MacDonald one and the McMartin one had had one person in common, Ted Gunderson he also was interviewed in Senator John DeCamps book. Hard to place him.

http://home.mchsi.com/~ftio/ra-evidence-surfaces.htm

http://www.newsmakingnews.com/gunderson.htm

Helter Skelter MKul_tra trippin..
&quot;The impure can become pure through the process of elimination, <br />but error can never be transformed into truth.&quot; <br /> Schwaller De Lubicz
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Thanks, hrm! Whip

Ted Gunderson... <img src="{SMILIES_PATH}/hmm2.gif" alt="Hmm2" title="hmm2" />
&quot;The stupidest samurai in the Universe is here, you bastards.&quot; --Sakata Gintoki, &quot;Gintama&quot;
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&quot;Confusion... first sign of a bad relationship-whether personal, societal or governmental&quot;
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Sorry, gardener. The only link I DIDN'T click was the one about the Hosanna church, and since I didn't remember the name of the church my brain just didn't make the connection. Can't even blame it on being blonde! Hmm2
&quot;The stupidest samurai in the Universe is here, you bastards.&quot; --Sakata Gintoki, &quot;Gintama&quot;
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<img src="{SMILIES_PATH}/damned.gif" alt="Damned" title="damned" /> :scream:
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#11
yes, i think so... :)
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satan is accursed!!! Yak <img src="{SMILIES_PATH}/bricks.gif" alt="Bricks" title="bricks" />
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