By Marc Starcke
May 7, 2010
This is a disturbing story containing both facts and revelant
theories that point sadly to direct U.S. Government involvement in
the murder (ultimately an assassination) of John Lennon and the
attempted assassination of Ronald Reagan,where such events occured
just months apart.
Although both incidents appear to be completely unrelated as far as
motive goes, there does run a common thread between them. Here is a
disturbing yet plausible look inside a dark period in American
culture where I try to piece together the truth that is hidden
underneath government coverups.
John Lennon was considered a radical antiwar activist who took part
in protests with members of both the White & Black Panther Party's
circa 1971-72.Nixon,fearing Lennon's activities would cost him the
1972 election, ordered FBI director J.Edgar Hoover to wire tap John &
Yoko's phones and to have them followed everywhere they went to scare
Lennon into stopping his activism.
A memo from J.Edgar Hoover proves this reality:
April 10, 1972 memorandum from J. Edgar Hoover to the FBI's New York
office, Hoover orders his agents to "...promptly initiate discrete
efforts to locate subject [Lennon] and remain aware of his activities
In 1972 both Republican California Governor Ronald Reagan and
President Nixon were very anxious and aggravated by the escalation in
John Lennon's anti Government actions as the year grew older. The CIA
had discovered that John was personally funding radical Chicago 7
member Rennie Davis's plans to disrupt the National Republican
Convention in San Diego, California.
Here is a copy of the actual CIA document describing John Lennon
funding anti-war activists:
As of note,Calif. Gov. Reagan disliked hippie activists with this
1969 defining moment from wikipedia:
Reagan was involved in high-profile conflicts with the protest
movements of the era. On May 15, 1969, during the People's Park
protests at UC Berkeley, Reagan sent the California Highway Patrol
and other officers to quell the protests, in an incident that became
known as "Bloody Thursday". Reagan then called out 2,200 state
National Guard troops to occupy the city of Berkeley for two weeks in
order to crack down on the protesters.When the one activist group
requested distribution of food to the poor, Reagan joked, "It's just
too bad we can't have an epidemic of botulism."
Returning to the year 1972,the U.S. Government tried to use an old
pot possession conviction to have Lennon deported to the UK. The
charge led him to court deportation proceedings held by the
Immigration and Naturalization Service.
And in July of 1973, the INS ordered John Lennon to leave U.S. in 60
days based on his past drug misdemeanor conviction(1968,Cannabis aka marijuana)
The legalities of the case went on for 2 years until the deportation
order was overturned in the U.S. courts in Oct. 1975. Lennon was
subsequently issued his green card in 1977. This was detailed in the
excellent documentary "The U.S. vs. John Lennon", which airs on VH-1
When Jimmy Carter was inaugurated as president on 19 January 1977,
Lennon and Ono attended the Inaugural Ball.
In 1980, John Lennon made a remarkable musical comeback with the LP
"Starting Over".The timing would be a curse for Lennon, as a team of
paranoid war mongering right wing administrators would be back in the
By 1980,the Republicans returned to power with the November election
of ex-California Governor Ronald Reagan and VP George HW Bush ,whom
was was ironically bitterly defeated by Reagan in the NRP race for
Presidential nomination but that didn't stop Reagan from asking Bush
to run as his VP, much to Nancy Reagan's disapproval. More on this later.
One month later,on Dec.8th,1980,John Lennon was assassinated by an MK
Ultra CIA asset named Mark David Chapman who had ties to World
Vision,a far-right evangelical missionary.
John W. Hinckley Sr., was also the president of the board for World
Vision & the father of John Hinckley Jr., who was later charged with
the attempted assassination of Reagan.It get's stranger. Hinckley
senior helped finance Bush Senior's Presidential campaign earlier
that year and Bush's son & younger brother of W., Neil Bush, was
friends with Scott Hinckley ,the brother of John Hinckley jr.
Scott and Neil were scheduled to have dinner together the night after
the assassination attempt on Reagan.Of course with Hinckley senior
being the President of World Vision, his son attended this missionary
camp with Mark David Chapman. Bush Senior was CIA director in 1976
and had learned all about MK-Ultra CIA brainwashing techniques to set
up Manchurian candidates.
Fenton Bresler,author of 'Who Killed John Lennon'? wrote-- "Lennon,
the politically most active rock star of his generation... was shot
dead outside his own home by a killer who was merely a tool, a human
gun used and controlled by others to destroy a uniquely powerful
radical figure who was likely to prove a rallying point for mass
opposition to the policies soon to be implemented... by the new
United States government headed by Ronald Reagan."
Bresler quotes the late radio journalist Mae Brussell, who broke the
Watergate story 2 months before the Woodward-Bernstein expose'.
Brussell had no doubts: "It was a conspiracy. Reagan had just won the
election. They knew what kind of president he was going to be. There
was only one man who could bring out a million people on
demonstration in protest at his policies -- and that was Lennon."
Bresler speculates that Chapman was a "Manchurian Candidate,"
brainwashed and pre-programmed to kill on command. When the moment
had arrived, Chapman received his signal and performed his task.
Note: To get Lennon's attention, Chapman yelled "hey Mr.Lennon". The
oddity? The Secret Service,FBI,and CIA had always referred to John as
"Mr.Lennon". What kind of so called fanatic would call him "Mr.
Lennon"? It would either be "John" or "Lennon", not "Mr." My point?
This anamolity points toward CIA brainwashing even more so.
Case in point, watch this 1992 interview with Chapman,where he
appears robotic and stoic.He explains hearing a voice at the time of
the shooting in his head say "do it, do it,do it,do it" over and over
and says he got into a combat stance.This is classic CIA MK ULTRA all the way.
In my opinion,both Ronald Reagan & Bush senior were behind the
assassination of Lennon and in a strange turn, Bush was behind the
attempted assassination of Reagan.
George HW Bush,while he was a very successful oil man and a brief
employee with the CIA in the early 1960's, was an amazing political
failure thru out the 1960's when he lost both attempts for a Senate
seat.Nixon,who had a political affinity for Bush,appointed him as
chairman of the RNC from 1973-74 after he had previously given Bush a
postition as Ambassador to the UN (1970-72).
It was Bush who then was appointed to do Nixon's dirty work by
forcing him (Bush) to go around the world and do damage control
speeches on behalf of Nixon when rumors started spilling out about
his possible involvement in the Watergate scandal.
In 1976,when Bush's political career was tarnished (seemingly
forever),Gerald Ford made Bush CIA director. It's then that Bush
learned of the nasty workings of CIA narcotics dealings,MK-Ultra's
continuation programs,etc. By the end of 1976,Jimmy Carter fired Bush
as CIA director. Bush sr. became director of the CFR in 1977, but by
1979 Bush was back on the campaign trail and vying for a Presidential
nomination & in 1980 he was able to go all the way to face off
against Reagan for the Republican nomination,only to lose a bitter
fight, as noted at the top of this article.
As continued from earlier in the article, as I reiterate here -
Reagan felt sorry for the loser Bush and made him his VP. Nancy
Reagan viewed Bush as a sneaky distrustful,creep & begged her husband
to NOT choose him as the VP- and she said so in her biography many
many years later.
When you think about the bitterness that Bush now had inside of him
and his ties to all the above I mentioned, it is NOT inconvievable
that Bush was behind the attempted assassination of Reagan so he
himself could take over the reigns of the Presidency that he has
longed for many years.Of course his dream came true in 1988/89 and to
celebrate, he decided to have a war in the Gulf of Iraq. The running
commonality in all these conspiracies are staggering and they usually
include too many coincidences.
"Conspiracy phobists, whose minds snap shut whenever they hear what
they conceive of as "conspiracy theory." I've never figured out
exactly what qualifies. It appears that anything that implies
nefarious behavior is "conspiracy theory." Apparently illegal or
dishonest behavior is not possible in the world view of these people
- at least not among prominent politicians. They cling desperately to
the "Leave It To Beaver" vision of American life". - unknown blogger,2004