September 26, 2005

The Reagan Shooting Conspiracy

If I had to think back for the one goverment conspiracy theory that got me convinced that government conspiracies really do happen then this is it, the assassination attemp of President Ronald Reagan in the spring of 1981.

Reagan was the first U.S. President to be shot since JFK and if you were around back then, you probably remember where you were when you heard about it. The shooting was also caught on video and shown on TV over, and over, and over again.

So what was the government conspiracy about this shooting? I mean some young screw-ball nutcase shot the President -- along with a couple of other people who were in the way -- to try to satisfy his sick twisted fantasies of impressing the young Jodi Foster and afterwards was found guilty by reason of insanity and locked up in a mental hospital for the rest of his life where he belongs. Seemed like a case that was pretty open shut and end of story, right?

Well that's what I thought for so many years, until I found out something very interesting about John Hinckley Jr, the alleged shooter. Looks like Hinckley's family had some powerful friends in very high places. How high? Try the man who would have became President if Reagan had died; George Herbert Walker Bush...

And to further add to the incredible revealation that the shooter's family and the President's own Vice President were aquanted, a huge story like this should have been reported over and over again on every TV news station and plastered on the headlines of every newspaper in the country, but only a few newspapers that can be counted on one hand picked up the story and almost no mention on TV. A total media blackout that should have been the most talked about topic at the time, even more than the shooting itself.

Of course there is one more part of this conspiracy that's even more astounishing then the connection between Vice President Bush and the shooter and that is that John Hinckley Jr. did not shoot Reagan (yes, you read that correctly).

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1 comment:

Spooked said...

Hey--great and fascinating stuff. I never realized this before, but the Reagan assassination would be exactly like other notable US political assassinations where there was a patsy with a gun but also a hidden trained shooter who was firing as well (RFK, MLK, possibly JFK).

Webster Tarpley has written a fair amount about this assassination, and he thinks it was definitely set-up by Bush.

Interestingly, there was a chain of succession "drill" scheduled for the day of the shooting at the White House-- so the Reagan ass'n was yet another covert operation where a live exercise eerily mimicked what happened or was supposed to happen.