I Was Hired to Assassinate Pablo Escobar. Deathbed Confession: FBI and NYPD Responsible for Malcolm X Assassination. — from Down With Tyranny!
A half-century after the death of Civil Right activist Malcolm X, lawyers revealed new evidence of NYPD and FBI involvement in his assassination. The Manhattan District Attorney's office, which had earlier re-opened the investigation in response to a Netflix documentary, said that "the review of this matter is active and ongoing. " The new evidence comes by way of a deathbed confession by a former NYPD policeman who gave a letter to his family saying that he, the FBI and the NYPD were responsible for the assassination.
His role, he claimed, was to make sure that Malcolm X's security detail was previously arrested so that there would be no door security at the ballroom where the civil rights activist was speaking the night he was murdered. From Reuters: Quest. Rumsfeld Lacked Intel on Who The Enemies Were Two Years After Afghanistan Invasion, Newly Published “Snowflakes” Show. Washington, D.C., February 1, 2021 – On September 9, 2003, Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld wrote to Under Secretary of Defense for Intelligence Steve Cambone expressing concern about information from interrogations at military sites in Iraq and Afghanistan.
The Secretary wrote, “The lack of clarity as to who the enemies are, and what the problems are from an intelligence standpoint in Afghanistan and Iraq is serious.” Six weeks later, on October 23, 2003, Rumsfeld followed up: “I have no visibility into what kind of intelligence we are getting from the interrogations of the 35 or 40 of the top 55 Iraqis we have captured. Please get me some information.” These memos – and tens of thousands of others known as “snowflakes” – have been declassified thanks to a 2017 Freedom of Information Act lawsuit filed by the National Security Archive with pro bono representation from the law firm of Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom. How Researchers Used GM Car Crash Data And Frozen To Explain A Grisly 62-Year-Old Mystery. I am a fan of the strange and unusual, so when our Editor-in-Chief Rory Carroll spotted this fascinating story in National Geographic about the Dyatlov Pass incident, he immediately sent it to me.
He was right to do so, as this is one of my favorite mysteries and it seems it may have actually finally been solved using, of all things, digitally animated snow from a Disney movie and some old General Motors crash testing data. If you’ve never heard of the Dyatlov Pass incident, here’s a succinct rundown from National Geographic: In what has become known as the Dyatlov Pass incident, ten members of the Urals Polytechnic Institute in Yekaterinburg—nine students and one sports instructor who fought in World War II—headed into the frigid wilderness on a skiing and mountaineering expedition on January 23, 1959.One student with joint pain turned back, but the rest, led by 23-year-old engineering student Igor Dyatlov, continued on.
‘Who Ended the Holocaust?’ by Martin Sieff. History books, documentaries, and classes in Europe and the US virtually ignore the Soviet Union’s essential role in ending the Holocaust.
From Martin Sieff at strategic-culture.org: Today in the West, while hypocritical empty crocodile tears are wept over the Nazis’ victims, real history continues to be suppressed, denied and buried beneath mountains of lies. Palm Beach County’s Woodstock 50 years ago: This man made it happen. And he paid the price. - Entertainment - The Palm Beach Post - West Palm Beach, FL. A Mysterious Black Spot Offers Clues to a Doomed Explorer's Last Moments - Atlas Obscura.
Nearly a century after a tragic Arctic expedition secured a portion of Greenland for Denmark, a final diary entry by one of the explorers has offered up a clue to how he spent his last, frigid moments.
The secret lay in a mysterious spot of dark material stuck to the page, rather than in the words themselves. “No food, no foot gear, and several hundred miles to the ship,” wrote Jørgen Brønlund, the last survivor of a three-man sledge team that perished in 1907 during the Denmark Expedition to survey far northeastern Greenland. The men were attempting to return to base camp in Danmarkshavn when delays forced them to summer in a fjord and await the return of ice and snow more favorable for dog sledge travel. They were, however, already critically short of food and supplies. "A Cacophony Of Hell": The Ramree Island Crocodile Massacre. Wikimedia CommonsBritish Marines landing on Ramree Island in January 1945 at the beginning of the six-week battle.
Imagine you’re part of a military force outflanked by the enemy on a tropical island. You have to rendezvous with another group of soldiers on the other side of the island — but the only way to do so is to traverse a thick swamp filled with deadly crocodiles. If you don’t attempt the crossing, you must face the enemy troops closing in on you. If you do attempt it, you face the crocodiles. The mystery behind the "lost colony" of Roanoke has finally been answered, disappointingly. The first attempts to form a permanent English settlement on modern-day North America began in the late 1500s.
Here's the Wikipedia summary of events: The spooooooky mystery began when White returned to England for supplies in 1588; got delayed by the Anglo-Spanish War; and didn't make it back to Roanoke Island until 1590, at which point … no one was there. The entire settlement — 100-plus people, and their belongings — were just gone without a trace. Except for one telling detail: the word "CROATOAN" carved into a palisade. Cue Roanoke-inspired horror stories in the work of writers like Stephen King and Harlan Ellison, and in media such as American Horror Story and even Batman and X-Men comics.
Deadman's Island. Located in the Medway estuary near the Isle of Sheppey in Kent, England lies Deadman’s Island, a small uninspiring stretch of land that contains a dark secret.
Over generations, this uninhabited mudbank has inspired tales of supernatural devil dogs, bodies buried without their skulls, and brain-eating ghouls to scare the local children from venturing to close to its lonely shores. The truth behind the island stems back to the end of the Napoleonic Wars. At the war’s conclusion, some of the naval vessels were repurposed and converted into stationary floating prisons called hulks. The ships were rendered inoperable or unseaworthy, stripped of their mast, rigging and sails. Alaskan megaeruption may have helped end the Roman Republic. For ages, the shadow of a volcano has hung over the fall of the Roman Republic.
Ancient historians told of the Sun’s mysterious disappearance after Julius Caesar’s murder in 44 B.C.E., which was followed by bouts of cold and crop failures. Now, a team of scientists and historians has discovered that one of the largest known eruptions in history struck in 43 B.C.E. —potentially contributing to 2 years of weird weather and famine as the republic dissolved and the empire took shape. A Brief History Of The Israel VS Palestine Conflict. In America, the most common explanation for the conflict between Israel and Palestine is that Jews used to own Israel.
Therefore, it’s their land by birthright, and Palestinians are terrorists who launch missile attacks on civilian market places. So it’s only fair that Israelis defend themselves. You don’t need to take too many history classes (or even read more than a few Wikipedia articles) to discover why this explanation is oversimplified to the point of being misleading. Flashbak - Everything Old Is New Again. Perilous Discoveries: The Unintended Consequences of Scientific Secrecy. What is the place of secrecy in scientific innovation? Florida History: Why did 600+ black people get buried in an unmarked grave? It’s officially hurricane season in Florida, and today, we hear about The Great Okeechobee Hurricane of 1928. Welcome to Florida Time, a weekly column about Florida history. How historians research when they’re missing crucial material. How do you write about an historical topic when the principal sources that would reveal what happened and why no longer exist? Good case studies exist in the Royal Navy’s efforts in the run-up to the First World War to reform the spirit ration (the alcohol allocated to members the Royal Navy) and to suppress homosexuality.
In both these instances, policies were in place and actions taken, but there is a near void in the government records. This may be deliberate. The Admiralty Record Office Digests, the huge leather-bound volumes in which all of the files sent for safe-keeping to the Navy’s central document repository are carefully listed, contains detailed and specific references to numerous important papers with a bearing on what was then euphemistically termed “unnatural crime”. So there can be no doubt that substantial paperwork on this topic once existed. Atlasobscura. One day in 2012, when I was visiting the Osage Nation Museum, in Oklahoma, I saw a panoramic photograph on the wall. Taken in 1924, the picture showed a seemingly innocent pageant of members of the tribe alongside white settlers, but a section had been cut out.
When I asked the museum director why, she said it contained the image of a figure so frightening that she’d decided to remove it. She then pointed to the missing panel and said, “The devil was standing right there.” My new book, Killers of the Flower Moon: The Osage Murders and the Birth of the FBI, grew out of trying to understand who that figure was, and the investigation led me to one the most sinister crimes in American history.
In the early 20th century, the members of the Osage Nation became the richest people per capita in the world, after oil was discovered under their reservation. During my research, I collected an extensive archive of photographs. One night in May of 1921, Mollie’s older sister, Anna Brown, disappeared. In WWII 3 out of 4 German KIA Were by Soviet Army. In Color: Russia's Great Patriotic War. Travel - Budapest’s secret underground hospital. In autumn 1956, as Soviet troops suppressed the Hungarian uprising against the country’s communist regime, three-year-old Erzsebet Seibriger and her family headed underground to one of Budapest’s many natural caves where they were safe from tanks, bombs and gunfire.
But their location – an underground hospital where Seibriger’s surgeon father treated both Hungarian revolutionaries and Soviet soldiers – would haunt them for years. After Soviet troops crushed the rebellion, tens of thousands of Hungarians were imprisoned or executed for participating, including doctors who treated injured freedom fighters. Due to a heart condition, Seibriger’s father was not jailed – but he did lose his medical license. The Swashbuckling History of Women Pirates. It started with a simple question: where were all the women pirates? Laura Sook Duncombe loved Peter Pan as a child and gobbled up every book on piracy she could find. But as she read, she was forced to face the harrrrrrd truth: All of the women seemed relegated to mere footnotes and short paragraphs sprinkled throughout books about male pirates.
The contemporary significance of the dead sea scrolls. The Mystery of Roanoke Endures Yet Another Cruel Twist. It seemed too good to be true. And it was. Nearly 20 years ago, excavators digging on North Carolina’s remote Hatteras Island uncovered a worn ring emblazoned with a prancing lion. Who Leaked America’s Secret War Plans Into Hitler’s Hands? Disclosure of America’s top-secret war plans gave Hitler intelligence he needed to win World War II—and some claim FDR himself was behind the leak.
10 Lessons from the Battle of 73 Easting. “Other battles would be more destructive than 73 Easting. Eisenhower views on fighting communism in Eastern Europe in 1950s. In 1944, Enver Hoxha became the Communist leader in Albania, an early post-war target of opportunity for U.S. and British covert operators hoping to stir instability in the region. The Most Patriotic Act of Treason in American History? As President Nixon’s list of enemies grew long and his grip on reality fragile, one prominent member of his government prepared the military to commit treason.
It sounds more Hollywood than history. A paranoid president, unhinged, drinking heavily, ranting against his enemies, terrifies subordinates. Grisly Find: Roman-Era Man May Have Had Tongue Cut Out. A man who lived some 1,500 years ago may have had his tongue cut out, though archaeologists, who found his remains buried with a flat rock in his mouth, are not sure the reason for the possible amputation. Finding Amelia Earhart. Who Shot Down U.S. Navy Pilot Scott Speicher? – War Is Boring. Do We Owe Military-Style Police Swat Teams to the Wild Story of Patty Hearst and the SLA? The Shocking Secret Why America's Aircraft Carriers Dominate the World's Oceans. Allied war crimes during World War II - Wikipedia. Thumbnail Reveals the Final Days of Franklin Expedition Explorer. CSI Berlin: What Happened to Hitler’s Body? It's Been 17 Years Since Columbine—and People Still Believe There's a Mystery to Be Solved. Behind the Ronald Reagan myth: “No one had ever entered the White House so grossly ill informed”
Did Amelia Earhart die as a castaway on a remote island? History, Travel, Arts, Science, People, Places. American airborne landings in Normandy - Wikipedia. Soviet nuclear submarine carrying nuclear weapons sank north of Bermuda. 11 facts you may not have known about Roman gladiators. Interview: 'Hardcore History' and 'Common Sense' Host Dan Carlin. Future - The pilot who stole a secret Soviet fighter jet. How the West Missed the Horrors of Cambodia. Theconversation. The History of the American West Gets a Much-Needed Rewrite.
History, Travel, Arts, Science, People, Places. Places You Can No Longer Go: Emeryville Shellmound. Earth - The people who ate elephant heads. World War II casualties. FOIA Commands Headlines as Law Approaches 50th Anniversary. Bush and Cheney belong in jail: America must answer for its illegal war on terror. Archivist Won't Call "Torture Report" a Permanent Record. How does an invisible underwater crater prove an asteroid killed the dinosaurs? Eisenhower Institute at Gettysburg College - WWII Soviet Experience. Eugene McCarthy and the 1968 US presidential election. Michael J. Lewis on the architectural horror of Albert Speer. The Gorbachev File. Oscar-nominated Bridge of Spies real-world sequel in Cuba. Dick Cheney Edited Report on CIA Assassinations, Clandestine Activity. Meet Allen Dulles: Fascist Spymaster. Could You Stomach the Horrors of 'Halftime' in Ancient Rome? Iraq: the story of my testimony.