April 15th, 2015 marked the 150th anniversary of the assassination of President Abraham Lincoln and well-known investigator Steven Hager cracked the case wide open with his mind-blowing book Killing Lincoln: The Real Story.
New York City, NY (PRWEB) March 20, 2015
Why was President Abraham Lincoln left unguarded when the War Department knew there were serious plots against him? Why was John Wilkes Booth killed when he was discovered locked inside a tobacco barn and surrounded by 25 soldiers? Why were two innocents swiftly hanged by a military tribunal and not allowed to testify in their own defense?
In 1988 Steven Hager wrote a cover story for High Times magazine detailing CIA involvement in the assassination of President John F. Kennedy. It was an explosive best-selling issue and the article went viral in the early days of the Internet. Judge Jim Garrison, the only prosecutor to investigate the case, cited it as “the best article written on the assassination.”
In February 2014, Hager watched The Conspirator, a film about Mary Surratt’s trial. Realizing the 150th anniversary was upon us, he began researching the murder full-time for 11 months before writing Killing Lincoln: The Real Story.
The book documents dozens of incriminating threads of evidence that have been swept out-of-view, especially the original confession of George Atzerodt, as well as the John Wilkes Booth diary fragments. He pays special attention to the suspicious behavior of some of the major power brokers in Washington DC, and his investigation extends into New York City, a major piece of the puzzle that has been historically ignored as it leads into the heart of Wall Street war profiteering.
Most Americans are not aware Congress held an investigation after it was revealed the original military tribunal that hanged four people had been packed with paid perjuries. There was only one Democrat on the Judiciary Committee placed in charge of the investigation, but rather than rubber stamp a bogus committee whitewash, Representative Andrew Rogers subjected the witnesses to serious cross examination and they wilted. A physician named Dr. Merritt admitted receiving the biggest bribe ($6,000) for his testimony.
Only a handful of scholars have shown any interest in this Congressional investigation, which sheds so much light on the plot, and the Lincoln assassination is clouded by faithful allegiance to the official story.
“The cool turpitude of the whole crew sickened me with shame,” wrote Rogers in his dissenting statement, “and made me sorrow over the fact that such people could claim the name American.”
The Age of Oil began at the dawn of the Civil War, shortly after the formation of a new secret society at Yale University inspired by a Masonic-style secret society in Bavaria. I only mention this because the Boners took command of the nation’s emerging oil industry, although before they got into oil, slave trading and opium seemed to be their big profit streams.
Although portrayed by Bill O’Reilly as a lunatic, John W. Booth was a capable spook, and also an early investor in oil, which just shows how intelligent he was. Unfortunately for Booth, however, his nest of Confederate activists based in Washington DC included more than one mole working for Union Secretary of War Edwin M. Stanton, which is why it was possible for Stanton to turn Col. John Mosby’s presidential kidnap plot to murder. It’s not difficult to penetrate the truth of Lincoln’s assassination, except of course for the dogma patrol that viciously rejects any hint of an inside job. One wonders whose agenda is served keeping Americans in the dark concerning the manipulations and machinations of those in power.
A few years ago a great false panic was created called “Peak Oil,” a theory the world’s oil supplies were about to run out to great catastrophe. This fake crisis was employed to double the price of oil during a time of surplus, but that hoodwink has expired.
The oil industry is rife with frauds and scams, and peak oil was just one of many. Did you know that oil is abiotic and some reserves thought to be empty are slowly refilling? Around the time peak oil was invented, Germany began switching over to renewable energy with amazing speed and they have proved oil is not necessary to financial success.
Many health problems can be traced to use of oil as a primary energy source. Another problem is our health system, which unfortunately only recognizes synthetic single-molecule medicines. Consequently, oil refineries are a major source of the most toxic industrial pollution and the most toxic medications. Our agriculture industry was also corrupted by this cartel and they are genetically modifying plants to withstand epic applications of toxic chemicals. And we wonder why cancer, autism, dementia are exploding?
But what happens after the wheels fall off the oil scam and this cartel stops running the world economy? The media keeps saying falling oil prices is bad, but I have to wonder, bad for who?
The world is changing and China and India, two countries with limited oil, will soon command bigger GNPs than the United States. The new super powers will be located in the east. Eventually, toxic vehicles will be outlawed, as well as toxic herbicides and pesticides. Just as cigarettes were promoted as being healthy when they first appeared, and their deadly nature not revealed for decades, the truth about chemical pollution will force changes, but only after millions of casualties.
The oil company execs must be worried, but I’m sure they already have a game plan for keeping profits alive, and it probably involves a major war somewhere.
I conducted my own investigation into the assassination of Abraham Lincoln after viewing Robert Redford’s, The Conspirator, a film that documents how a kangaroo military court sent an innocent Mary Surratt to the gallows to cover up the real assassination plot. It’s obvious she was railroaded if you just read the transcripts of the trial, but why?
When I told some people what I was doing, many asked if I’d read Bill O’Reilly’s recent book on the subject. I had no idea he’d written the book, much less that it had become a huge bestseller and launched a franchise of similar historical assassination books.
But after a month of research using mostly original documents from the era, I had to check out Killing Lincoln. It took me about 20 minutes to speed read the book because this is territory I know quite well at this point, so I was skimming major points of evidence, looking for rabbit holes and wanting to see which crucial characters were addressed and which left out entirely.
Unfortunately, O’Reilly pretty much faithfully follows the official cover story Booth was a lunatic operating with a small band of conspirators. His book didn’t cover the trials, so he doesn’t reveal the government’s case was based on proven perjuries.
You can’t analyze the assassination with any degree of success unless you study the role of Sanford Conover (real name Charles Dunham), the double agent and newspaper reporter who groomed the witnesses for the original trial. Another important figure left out of most books is Simon Wolf, of B’nai B’rith, who was close to John Wilkes Booth and Secretary of War Edwin Stanton. We know Wolf held a private meeting with Booth the day of the assassination at the National Hotel because many years later, Wolf wrote about this meeting in his memoirs, and seems to have told some lies while doing so, so what was Wolf covering up?
O’Reilly invents a lot of details and pretends to know people’s inner thoughts, but never figured out the alleged assassination attempts on Vice President Johnson, General Grant and Edwin Stanton were all invented for the trial, and there’s not a shred of evidence anyone was supposed to be killed that night except Lincoln and William Seward, which makes total sense since they were the only ones pushing for Southern forgiveness. Lincoln wanted to pardon the South and allow them back into Congress after the war, something that greatly upset the radical Republican cabal that had captured Congress and actually put Lincoln into power. But Lincoln was drifting off the course set by his party leaders, and that’s why he was murdered.
I just published my own book in time for the 150th anniversary: Killing Lincoln: The Real Story, because O’Reilly never gets close to the truth.
The key suspects in this case are Edwin Stanton, Thaddeus Stevens, Salmon Chase and Ben Wade, and I’ve uncovered forensic evidence from the period that links them to the plot. Funny how Stevens and Wade never get a mention in O’Reilly’s book, even though they held a meeting with other leaders of the radicals in Congress the day after the assassination during which Stevens referred to Lincoln’s death as a “godsend.”