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Carrollton Arkansas – On the wildflower-studded slopes of the Ozarks, where memories run long and family ties run thick, a little known and long-ago chapter of history still simmers.
On Sept 11 1857 a wagon train from this part of Arkansas met with a gruesome fate in Utah, where the travelers were slaughtered by a Mormon militia in an episode known as the Mountain Meadows Massacre. Hundreds of the victims’ descendants still populate these hills and commemorate the killings, which they have come to call ‘the first 9/11’.
Many of the locals grew up hearing denunciations of Mormonism from the pulpit on Sundays, and tales of the massacre from older relatives who considered Mormons ‘evil’. The Washington Post News Service, article 20 May 2012, ‘Mitt Romney’s Mormon Faith Tangles with a Quirk of Arkansas History’
Just the other day the AP wire had a story about a man from Arkansas who entered some kind of contest and won a two-week vacation – all expenses paid – wherever he wanted to go. Any place in the world: Mongolia, Easter Island, the Turkish Riviera ... but his choice was Salt Lake City, and that's where he went. Is this man a registered voter? Has he come to grips with the issues? Has he bathed in the blood of the lamb? Hunter S Thompson, Fear and Loathing on the Campaign Trail ’72
Part of it’s in Missouri, part of it’s in Arkansas. There are huge stones out here. They are perfectly square. Some of them are ten and fifteen feet long, six inches by six inches. They’ve been cut from somewhere. And there are hundreds of them out here on the land. George Jessop, caller Coast to Coast, interview Jonathan Gray
In Arkansas alone, approximately three quarters of a million people are at risk of going hungry, and one in four children does not get enough to eat, so my goal is to bring awareness to this tragic issue. Blanche Lincoln
I didn’t make Arkansas the butt of ridicule, God did. H L Mencken
How the CIA’s black operations compromised the office of President and subverted the authority of Congress and the American judicial system. The Mena Connection, Youtube 2012
Activities set at a remote airport in western Arkansas while Clinton was Arkansas’s commander in chief … Clinton once again demonstrated his trademark talent … He lied! ibid.
‘The local prosecutor did conduct an investigation …’ cf. Letter from Polk County Deputy Prosecutor Charles Black to Governor Bill Clinton requesting state assistance to fund the Mena investigation. ibid. Bill
The Arkansas Committee gathered thousands of signatures and went directly to Clinton demanding he lead the investigation … Continued lies, deceit and cover-up. ibid.
Gunrunning, mysterious CIA flights, Contra military training, guerrilla pilot training, clandestine air drops, tons of illegal drugs, millions of dollars in dirty money: covert activity in some third-world banana republic, right? Wrong. Arkansas: America’s own Banana Republic. ibid.
Drug smuggler, undercover agent for the FBI, DEA, US Customs & the Central Intelligence Agency: Barry Seal who was ruthlessly assassinated in Baton Rogue Louisiana in February 1986 plays a pivotal role. ibid.
A small backward state Arkansas became the epicentre of a CIA black operation … we will expose the ongoing cover-up. ibid.
[Theresa] Dickie was able to film Fred Hampton junior and Joseph Evans, Seal’s trusted mechanics, both of whom were assets of the CIA & DEA. ibid.
A probe into a money-laundering operation in Mena seems to have gone nowhere. ibid.
Here in Washington there are investigators in both the House and the Senate who would like to know what’s going on at the little airport. ibid. Carol White, WMAQ ch5 Chicago reporter
The NSC has blocked recent Congressional requests to examine the relationship of drug smuggling to American foreign policy in Central America. ibid.
So why did Time magazine use its vast resources to protect Bill Clinton? Maybe the fact the Bill Clinton’s friend and former Oxford roommate Strobe Talbott who was then Time’s editor at large played a role. ibid.
Lasater: Bill Clinton’s old friend: ‘Lasater, Locke plead guilty to drugs charges’ [newspaper article] … Dan Lasater who employed Roger Clinton as well … Barry Seal running the CIA’s money through Lasater … Arkansas Development Finance Authority, a state agency, was created by Bill Clinton as a way to launder CIA money. ibid.
On a humid August night in 1987 two high school seniors Don Henry and Kevin Ives while hiking in the woods of their nearby Southern community paid a terrible price for being in the wrong place at the wrong time: the facts in the case indicate that the two boys happened upon a transaction of some kind involving a ring of long-time smugglers and billion-dollar drug profiteers. Phenomenon: The Lost Archives s1e4: American Midnight
Dr Malak failed to notice clear evidence of beating marks and a stab wound. ibid.
Two years of botched investigations, blatant lies, false autopsies and cover ups. ibid.
In the 1980s The most notorious drug smuggler in America was Barry Seal … recruited by the CIA … He amasses a fleet of airplane with a network of pilots and mechanics. ibid.
Over the last decade law enforcement has virtually shut down American Meth production. Into the void have rushed Mexican cartels flooding the US with a cheaper, more pure Super Meth called ICE. Meth Storm, caption, Sky Atlantic 2018
Beginning in 2014, the DEA launched Operation ICE Storm in rural Arkansas. The goal is to turn low level drug dealers against the suppliers and trace the Meth back to its source in Mexico. ibid.
‘Nine out of ten people round here are Meth heads.’ ibid. user
Titan II Missile Complex 374-7 Damascus, Arkansas, September 18 1980 6.25 pm: ‘This would be missile leak number 10 so far in Arkansas.’ American Experience: Command & Control, PBS 2017