Gunny G: Jim Jones and Jonestown, etc.

Last night FauxNoose ran a piece on Jim Jones and The Jonestown thing. They claimed it had new never-b4-seen photos, etc. I saw nothing new. For years we have seen both the party line article on this, and much lesser, the conspiracy theory articles here and there.

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English: This image of a document is from “the Jonestown Institute” at San Diego State University. The image is photo of Jim Jones that is imaged here. The site states that: “Tape transcripts, summaries, some primary source documents, and all photographs on this site are free and available to the public for use by crediting: The Jonestown Institute,” Home Page Permitting Such Usage (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

I recalled that there was one conspiracy theory stuck in my old mind-housing-group about a Special Forces team that had gone into Jonestown before the media came upon the scene. A Ms Google search eventually turned up the article I had been thinking of–seems it had involved Col Bo Gritz–that I had not remembered.

What is the truth of Jim Jones and the Jonestown incident?
I do not know.
Is there anything to the various “conspiracy theories” involving this?
I do not know.
What of the party line account of things on this? Many points of view even with the party line account.

Anyway, the conspiracy angles are interesting, if nothing else.

Here’s another article here.
Dick G

Battle of Harvest Moon & True Story of Space Shuttles

by “One Who Knows”

Photo Courtesy of NASA

PART 20:


The officer in charge of all U.S. Army Special Forces for Latin America at the time of the Jonestown holocaust was Lt. Col. James “Bo” Gritz. Gritz was the original soldier after which the movie character “Rambo” was patterned. Gritz was the most decorated soldier to come out of the Vietnam war.

The Guyana massacre was carried out by Bo Gritz’ men (along with British SAS troops). *Flatland* (#10) magazine, in an interview with Gritz, asked him:

Question: You trained Special Forces that went into Jonestown? What was the precise nature of the operation?

“I don’t know precisely because it was a compartmentalized operation. The only thing that I do know for certain is what the Sergeant I quote coming out of Jonestown, he was insistent because he was disgusted, on writing this book. He was, without compromise, going to call it *All the Niggers Are Dead.* I asked him, ‘Why would you want to entitle anything such an offensive way?’ ‘It doesn’t make a difference what your color, your creed, your sex,’ he said, ‘when you are treated the way they were, that’s what you are; you’re a nigger, you’re nothing else.’ I think that those soldiers saw things that affected them and made them very angry. I’ve seen other things like that in combat where there have been abuses. I wrote about one of them in my book where the Captain tortured the young severely and the young Sergeant put on a swastika and said, “If I’m going to act like a Nazi I’m going to look like one.’ I think that the same kind of negative impact occurred in Jonestown.”

Gritz has more about Jonestown in his autobiography, *Called to Serve.* Perhaps you simply cannot believe what I am telling you. Will you believe it if told to you by the Green Beret officer in charge of the men who did the killing? He admits that the information was “compartmentalized” and it was not until later that he learned what his men were actually doing. The following information is from pages 584-587 of his book:

“The true story of the Jonestown camp in Guyana has been brought to light through an extensive investigation conducted by John Judge, from Philadelphia and Washington, D.C., and other dedicated researchers and investigators. The truth, which was thoroughly suppressed by the American media, is that it was actually a slave-labor camp run by Jones with the assistance of the CIA. Most of the information which follows is from John Judge’s summary of the investigation, supplemented with information provided by Special Forces teams I had earlier trained and commanded, who were sent in to ‘clean up the remains of Jonestown.’

“Most of the black and Hispanic poor people and social activists who became the inmates of the camp were brought there either by force or coercion, or lured under false pretenses, where extensive experiments of drug-induced mind control were performed on them. Even before they were moved to Guyana, reports of beatings, kidnappings, sexual abuse and mysterious deaths had leaked out to the press about the earlier Peoples’ Temple in Ukiah, California.

“Jim Jones had a very interesting past which was overlooked by the media: During the time his friend Dan Mitrione was teaching torture techniques to the Brazilian and Argentineans, Jones was also sent to Brazil where his house, transportation and groceries were provided to him by the U.S. Embassy, and he frequently traveled to Belo Horizonte, the CIA headquarters in Brazil.

“Jones had been contacted in Ukiah by ‘Christian missionaries’ from World Vision (World Vision is a CIA controlled front operation), an evangelical order which had performed espionage work for the CIA in Southeast Asia. Most of Jones’ top lieutenants were from wealthy, educated backgrounds, many with connections to the military or intelligence agencies. These were the people who were involved in setting up the bank accounts, complex legal transactions and financial agreements which put people under the control of the Peoples’ Temple.

“Some of Jones’ Lieutenants were: Dr. Lawrence Layton was chief of Chemical and Biological Warfare Research at Dugway Proving Grounds in Utah for many years and later worked as Director of Missile and Satellite Development at the Navy Propellant Division at Indian Head, Maryland. His wife, Lisa, was the daughter of Hugo Phillips, who had represented the huge Nazi manufacturing cartel, I.G. Farben, as a stockbroker. Their daughter, Debbie, met and married George Philip Blakey, whose parents had extensive stock holdings in Solve Drugs, a division of I.G. Farben.

“Blakey was reputed to be training mercenaries in Jonestown who were sent to work with CIA-backed UNITA forces in Angola. Terri Buford’s father, Admiral Charles T. Buford, worked with Naval Intelligence. Marie Katsaris’ father was minister with the Greek Orthodox Church, thought to be a conduit of CIA funding, and she claimed she had proof he was a CIA agent. The ‘official survivors’ were represented upon their return to the U.S. by Joseph Blatchford, an attorney who had been named in a prior scandal involving CIA infiltration of the Peace Corps.

“The people who were taken from San Francisco to begin their ‘new life’ in Guyana were bussed to Florida and arrived in Guyana bound and gagged, where they were forced to work 16 hours or more daily, and were fed on minimum rations. As more and more rumors began to filter back to the United States of druggings, beatings, torture, sexual humiliations and coercion at the Guyana site, Congressman Leo Ryan decided to go to Guyana and verify the situation for himself.

“Ryan had challenged the CIA’s overseas operations before, as a member of the House Committee responsible for oversight on intelligence. He was co-author of the controversial Hughes-Ryan Amendment, which would have required advance CIA disclosure to the congressional committees of all planned covert operations. The amendment would be defeated shortly after his death in Jonestown.

“With Ryan on the way to Jonestown, the secrecy surrounding the camp would be broken and desperate measures would need to be taken to keep the truth from escaping, much less the inmates. In a futile attempt to test their conditioning methods, the leaders at Jonestown apparently tried to implement an actual suicide drill, but it was obviously ignored. Official stories first numbered the victims at 408, but later revised the toll upward to 913. It was claimed that some 505 bodies had been covered by those of the first 408 who had fallen directly on top of them, confusing those who had been counting from aerial photographs. – a blatant and ridiculous attempt at cover-up.

“However, the first reports were true – 408 had died, and 700 fled to the jungle where British Black Watch troops and American Special Forces were conducting ‘training exercises.’ Of the 700, 505 who had been deliberately shot in the jungle were added to the count of those who had supposedly committed suicide by drinking cyanide-laced Kool Aid.

“The truth is that nearly 400 inmates were forced to die by injection, according to the Chief Guyanese medical examiner, Dr. Mootoo, who arrived at Jonestown within hours of the massacre. He found needle marks on the left shoulder blades of 80-90% of the victims, and the others had been shot or strangled.

“As Chief Medical Examiner, Mootoo’s testimony to the Guyanese Grand Jury led to their conclusion that all but three of the people who had died at Jonestown were murdered by ‘persons unknown.’ Several pictures show the gunshot wounds on the bodies as well. The U.S. Army spokesman, Lt. Col. Schuler, told the press, ‘No autopsies are needed. The cause of death is not an issue here,’ and the forensic doctors who later performed the autopsies at Dover, Delaware, were never made aware of Dr. Mootoo’s findings.

“Guyanese troops discovered a large cache of drugs, enough to control the entire population of Georgetown, Guyana (pop. 200,000), for over a year. One footlocker contained 11,000 doses of Thorazine, a dangerous tranquilizer, and others such as sodium pentothal (truth serum), chloral hydrate (a hypnotic), demerol, Thallium (confuses thinking), haliopareael and Largatil (powerful tranquilizers) and many others. It was very evident that Jonestown was a tightly-run concentration camp, complete with medical and psychiatric experimentation.

“Direct orders to cover up the cause of death came from the top levels of the American Government. Zbigniew Brzezinski, President Carter’s national security advisor, authorized Robert Pastor to order Lt. Col. Gordon Sumner to strip the bodies of the medical bracelets they had been forced to wear for identification. Pastor later served as Deputy Director of the CIA.

“One of the Special Forces sergeants assigned to the Jonestown massacre was so outraged about what he had witnessed that he had decided to describe the events in a book. While the Secrecy Act prevented him from detailing all that went on, SFC Inman carefully hid the entire story within his title: *All The Niggers Are Dead!* When I asked that he explain the crudeness of so naming his report, he replied, ‘Sir, that’s what they were. Both blacks and whites were niggers; that’s what any slave is; that’s what they were. That was our final radio message when the job we were assigned was finished.’ I could tell by his bitterness that the government had no fear that the book would ever be printed. He just needed someone to vent his anger on.

“Guyanese Prime Minister Forbes Burnham rose to power as the result of a CIA-inspired coup against the recalcitrant Guyanese leader Cheddi Jagan. Richard Dwyer, a CIA agent working as Deputy Chief of Mission at the U.S. Embassy in Guyana, was shown to have been at the scene at the time of the massacre and at the airport strip, where he failed to order Guyanese troops, armed with machine guns, to defend Ryan and his staff.

“Chief Consular Officer Richard McCoy, who was described as ‘close to [Jim] Jones,’ worked for military intelligence and was ‘on loan’ from the Defense Department at the time of the massacre. Dan Webber, who was sent to the Jonestown site the day after, was also named as a CIA agent.

“U.S. Ambassador John Burke, who had served in the CIA since 1963 and had worked with Dwyer in Thailand, according to Philip Agee, tried to stop Ryan’s investigation. The State Department concealed all reports of violations at Jonestown from Congressman Leo Ryan, while the Embassy regularly provided Jones with copies of all congressional inquiries under the Freedom of Information Act.

“According to current reports, Jonestown has been ‘re-populated’ with over 1,000 Laotion Hmong people who grew opium and served under General Vang Pao during our ‘secret war’ in Laos and Cambodia. According to these reports, World Vision was also attempting to move the population from the island of Dominica to Jonestown.

“In addition to the already mentioned torture camp, Colonia Dignidad, another is reported to be located at Pisgua, Chile. Inside Guyana itself is another ‘religious community,’ named Hilltown, also operated under iron discipline, with 8,000 blacks from Guyana and the U.S. They were allowed to clear the Jonestown site of shoes and weapons, both of which are in short supply in Guyana. It may only be a matter of time before another Jonestown is exposed. It is sad to know that what started out to be an information gathering organization has turned into an instrument of the dragon.”

| IndexPart 21 |



R. W. “Dick” Gaines
(AKA: Gunny G’s  Globe and Anchor Online….)

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