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Ford’s Would-Be Assassin Released

Watergate, Effort to Kill Ford Part of Rockefeller Plot?

By Victor Thorn

What does the release of Lynette “Squeaky” Fromme—one of Charles Manson’s most ardent devotees—from the Carswell Federal Medical Center in Fort Worth, Tex., on Aug. 14 have to do with a Rockefeller in the White House? This is one of the most intriguing stories in recent American political history.

On Sept. 5, 1975, “Squeaky” Fromme tried to assassinate President Gerald Ford in Sacramento. Seventeen days later, on Sept. 22, Sara Jane Moore also made an attempt on Ford’s life, in San Francisco. Coincidentally, Moore had been arrested the day before this incident took  place for carrying a concealed .44 caliber revolver and 113 rounds of ammo.

How could this woman that police arrested and released a day earlier get so close to the president? By her own admission, Moore acted as an FBI informant while also working for the BATF and San Francisco Police Department. Further, as an “Symbionese Liberation Army (SLA)-wannabe” with a long history of involvement in radical Bay area activism, Moore managed to become a bookkeeper for William Hearst, then functioned as an intermediary between him and the SLA during the famous Patricia Hearst kidnapping.

Here’s where it gets even stranger. According to eclectic researcher Adam Gorightly, author of the definitive Manson book The Shadow Over Santa Susanna, Moore’s mother and Manson’s mother knew each other in Charleston, W.Va, while Charlie and Sara Jane were briefly childhood friends. On the other hand, Squeaky Fromme is frequently depicted as Manson’s most loyal follower.


What are the odds that two women directly connected to America’s spookiest criminal would both attempt to kill the president within two weeks of each other? On top of that, Moore escaped from the Alderson, W. Va. penitentiary in 1979, while Fromme escaped from the same prison on Dec. 23, 1987. Neither woman could adequately explain why they tried to slay the president. “I never got a satisfactory answer from her [Moore] as to why she did it,” attorney James F. Hewitt commented after the trial.

Because of his brief tenure as president, most people tend to forget that if Ford had been assassinated, his vice president—former New York Governor Nelson Rockefeller—would have become president without ever receiving a single vote from the American public. This calculated plot began when Richard Nixon’s original vice president, Spiro Agnew, resigned after pleading “no contest” to charges of tax evasion. As a replacement, Nixon selected two-time Bilderberg attendee (1964, 1966), CFR insider, and Warren Commission member, Gerald Ford.

The next step in this process involved Richard Nixon’s fall from grace via Watergate. Researcher Gary Allen wrote in The Rockefeller File: “As we unravel the twisting threads of this strange saga, we find that each attempt to ultimately topple Nixon from the throne can be traced to Rockefeller.”

Specifically, the two biggest conspirators inside the White House were Henry Kissinger and Gen. Alexander Haig, both Rockefeller protégés. Radio talk-show host Keith Hansen cites an interesting angle on his website.

“The justification for Kissinger’s actions may have been [Nixon’s] overt dislike for Israel and his penchant for saying so.”

In The Rockefeller File, Allen augments this point. “It is now known that Henry Kissinger was responsible for creating the ‘Plumbers’ squad in the first place, while the ‘instant general,’ Alexander Haig, made sure that the most incriminating evidence on the tapes was given in advance to the men investigating his boss.”

Rather quickly, Nixon found himself cornered, and resigned under a cloud of controversy on Aug. 8, 1974, thereby making Gerald Ford president. On August 20, 1974,

Ford named Nelson Rockefeller his vice president designate.

At this stage, the White House’s central power-base consisted of Gerald Ford, Henry Kissinger (Bilderberg, CFR, Trilateral Commission) and Nelson Rockefeller. In an article entitled “All the President’s Men,” Aaron Tomek observed, “Gary Allen . . . says that they wanted to put a Rockefeller in the White House, and it was the whole purpose for crafting the elaborate scandal [Watergate] that would take Nixon out and put Ford in. Ford would be easily taken out by many possible means, including assassination.”

On December 19, 1974, Rockefeller was officially appointed vice president. Nixon realized with perfect clarity that a president could be eliminated. Moreover, the Rockefeller clan felt no love for John F. Kennedy, especially since they (and the CIA) blamed him for the Bay of Pigs fiasco. The Rockefellers held a significant amount of stock in United Fruit and other sugar plantations in Cuba, which Fidel Castro nationalized after rising to power.

The Rockefellers also held great disdain for Kennedy’s perceived monetary changes at the Federal Reserve. New York state Sen. Walter Mahoney revealed that JFK sent federal agents to Albany to dig up dirt on Nelson Rockefeller to protect himself against this powerful family.

Attorney General Robert Kennedy ran the operation. Needless to say, Kennedy’s presidency ended abruptly, and the single most crucial element in the cover-up of his assassination revolved around a concept known as “the magic bullet theory.”

The Warren Commission—stacked with Rockefeller and CFR cronies—used this ludicrous notion to pin the blame solely on “lone nut shooter” Lee Harvey Oswald. The single-bullet theory arose from attorney Arlen Specter, who was requested as chief counsel for the Warren Commission by none other than Gerald Ford.

Interestingly enough, the man who selected Oswald to be their patsy was the CIA counterintelligence chief, James Jesus Angleton. He also acted as a self-appointed “primary researcher” (i.e. gatekeeper) for the Warren Commission, thus preventing any damning information to make it before the panel. Years later, various researchers have speculated that once Richard Nixon turned on Israel, Angleton surreptitiously instigated the Watergate scandal.

Then, when Nixon requested his help in covering up the deliberately botched break-in, Angleton refused to lend any assistance, thus guaranteeing his downfall.

In a February, 2005 article for Nexus magazine entitled “Princes of Plunder,” David Guyatt writes that when the Rockefeller family became involved in Project Paperclip and the Nazi ratlines to smuggle gold, currency and scientists out of Germany after World War II, they had three significant assistants: Allen Dulles (future CIA director), George Herbert Walker (George Bush Sr.’s grandfather and future CIA director), and James Jesus Angleton, who was awarded his later intelligence position.

A decade later, during Dwight Eisenhower’s presidency, Nelson Rockefeller became undersecretary of health, and in this role certainly became apprised of the CIA’s nefarious MK-ULTRA programs (as did CIA directors Allen Dulles and Richard Helms). This point is vitally important because all evidence now indicates Charles Manson willfully participated in a covert operation to discredit the peace-and-love generation. He played his part perfectly, with his “family” members carrying out the shocking Tate-LaBianca murders in 1969.

Where did Manson get his start on this horrifying odyssey? After being released from Terminal Island Prison in 1967, he gravitated to San Francisco’s Haight-Ashbury district, a focal point for extensive mind-control experimentation at the time. This CIA hotbed is also the place where Sara Jane Moore embarked upon her journey into radical left-wing politics (aka SLA mind control). Similarly, Manson united with Fromme in San Francisco.

Adam Gorightly called Moore and Fromme “MK-ULTRA dupes,” and half a decade later both women would try to assassinate Gerald Ford, making Nelson Rockefeller president. The saga has now come full-circle.

Victor Thorn is a hard-hitting researcher, journalist and the author of many books on 9-11 and the New World Order. These include 9-11 Evil: The Israeli Role in 9-11 and Phantom Flight 93.

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