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John Lennon's Murder: troubling questions remain

On John Lennon's 70th Birthday, troubling questions remain

By Tina Foster, 9 October 2010

Today, October 9, 2010, would have been Beatle John Lennon's 70th birthday. It is a time to celebrate the brilliant musician and author, but it is also a time to remember that there are many unresolved issues surrounding the assassination outside the Dakota Apartments in New York City. Those issues must be addressed if any measure of justice is to be found. The following is a news report from that fateful night - December 8, 1980:

The news report was incorrect that Mark David Chapman was a "local screwball." Chapman was not local at all, but rather flew all the way from Hawaii to be there (making the trip for the second time).

Lennon signing an autograph for Chapman (12/8/80), whose preoccupation with Lennon had begun just months before the murder.

There were also discrepancies with other reports how many times Lennon had been shot. This report states that Lennon may have been shot as many asseven times and was dead after the first bullet hit him. The official story is that John was hit by four bullets and that he lived long enough to tell the doorman he was shot and nod to the cop who asked him if he were John Lennon. Oftentimes, the earliest reports of an incident are more accurate. This is because information comes out before the journalists can be informed of the official party line. If Lennon had been struck by seven bullets, that may indicate that a second gunman was involved, which contradicts the official version that Chapman acted alone.

Prior to the murder, Chapman mailed a letter to an Italian address, giving the Dakota as a return address. In 1983, head of security, Mahoney, found the letter. There was a reference to Chapman's "mission" in NYC, which constitutes possible evidence of premeditated murder and conspiracy. The letter vanished and reappeared with the post-date changed to 1981. The "mission" statement was also missing. In addition, Lennon's diaries were stolen and returned later with extra entries and some entries altered and many files were found to have missing contents at Yoko's apartment after Lennon was killed. (Fred Seaman, a Lennon staffer and look-alike, was convicted of stealing personal effects from the Lennon estate).

Dr. Stephen Lynn, the physician who attended to Lennon after he had been shot, admitted evidence had been destroyed. He said everything, including Lennon's bloodstained clothes, was destroyed. He also said the medical records were given to an administrator and put in a vault.

It is most troubling that the hospital destroyed evidence in a murder investigation. The medical records, clothes, and other evidence should have been given to investigators, not put in a vault or destroyed. Destroying evidence in a murder investigation is rendering criminal assistance in the first degree in some states.

Because Chapman confessed, what evidence remained was skimmed over in court.

No convincing evidence was presented that Chapman had caused Lennon to turn. Also, this wasn't a trial since Chapman had already confessed. It was simply a sentencing hearing. There was no official testimony or any witnesses. The case was declared closed on the night of the murder, and the police report is lacking in any substantive detail.

[Source: Jerry Mazza, "On the 25th anniversary of John Lennon's assassination, imagine..." Online Journal, Dec 7, 2005]

Lennon's body was cremated the next day, despite Lennon's "horror of cremation" (according to biographer Albert Goldman). Obviously, this made it impossible to later exhume the body to search for evidence. There are some problems with the theories we have been told about how the shooting went down that an examination may have been able to resolve.

Imagine the theory we've been told: that Lennon had walked past Chapman, who was to the right and then rear of him in the dark entryway. If Chapman had called out, "Mr. Lennon," and John stopped and turned, it was possible though difficult for him to hit Lennon in the left shoulder, and then as Lennon turned to flee, to hit him in the upper left back. Yet Chapman told Judge Dennis Edwards at a sentencing hearing that he didn't say anything to Lennon, just that he fired.

Imagine a second theory: Perdomo or another operative fired from the doorway leading to the service elevator, which was at the left of the walkway and in front of Lennon. There are two series of two shots. First, two shots hit the left shoulder. As Lennon runs towards the lobby stairway, two other shots hit his upper left back. Shooting from that doorway seems a more plausible way to make those hits. Since the autopsy was not made public, we don't know if three of the five shots exited, grazed or missed Lennon to hit the glass lobby door.

[Source: Jerry Mazza, "On the 25th anniversary of John Lennon's assassination, imagine..." Online Journal, Dec 7, 2005]

Chapman had an interesting background that suggests CIA ties. At 19 (1975), he signed onto the YMCA international camp counselor program and was sent to Beirut where he allegedly received instructions in lethal arts at the CIA training camp. He also worked in Laos at a camp with CIA connections.

Mark White in his political comic strip, Dead Silence in the Brain, reports that as a young man Mark Chapman began working at a Laotian refugee camp. The camp was run by World Vision, an evangelical charity which runs refugee camps worldwide. It has assisted in numerous CIA operations. Its camps along the Honduran border, for instance, were used to recruit the death squads of El Salvador . . . Researcher John Judge writes, "World Vision appears to be an elaborate cover for the recruitment, training and placement of assassins worldwide."

[Source: Jerry Mazza, "On the 25th anniversary of John Lennon's assassination, imagine..." Online Journal, Dec 7, 2005]

After he shot Lennon, Chapman sat and waited for the police, reading the book, The Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger (which just happens to be about phonies). John Hinckley, Jr., Reagan's would-be assassin, was also carrying a copy of this book. Salinger, apparently, had extensive ties to the CIA. The doorman at the Dakota that night was a CIA trained assassin who had been involved in the Bay of Pigs invasion in 1961.

According to Cuban Information Archives and Salvador Austucia, author of Rethinking John Lennon's Assassination, Perdomo was also known as "Joaquin Sanjenis," and "Sam Jenis." He was mostly known as an anti-Castro Cuban exile and a member of Brigade 2506 during the Bay of Pigs Invasion in 1961, a miserably failed CIA operation, which cost Company Head Allan Dulles his job, and maybe John F. Kennedy his life, also by a mythic lone gunman, who turned out to play patsy, too...

Imagine Perdomo had reason to insist Mark was the man. Perdomo, aka Sanjenis, had worked side by side, ah yes, with convicted and now deceased Watergate burglar Frank Sturgis for about a decade on the CIA payroll...

[T]he doorman on duty, one Jose Perdomo, supposedly screamed "Leave! Get out of here!" Then he asked Chapman, "Do you know what you've done?" "I just shot John Lennon," Chapman said matter-of-factly. Then we're told, Chapman threw down his gun, took off his coat, folded it at his feet, and calmly started reading a paperback, Catcher in the Rye. Perdomo kicked the gun away. One wonders why Perdomo told him to leave, after reminding him of his crime. Perhaps Perdomo was the shooter and planted the gun.

[Source: Jerry Mazza, "On the 25th anniversary of John Lennon's assassination, imagine..." Online Journal, Dec 7, 2005]

Fenton Bresler concludes in his book, The Murder of John Lennon, that the CIA killed Lennonusing Chapman as a mind-controlled assassin. According to Alex Constantine, Chapman testified "I can hear their thoughts, I can hear them talking, but not from the outside, from the inside." This sounds like mind-control technology.

Imagine author Salvador Astucia's somewhat offbeat scenario: "As Lennon passes Chapman, a member of the FBI's assassination squad somehow transmits an audible message to Chapman . . . which places him in a semi-hypnotic trance . . ." Perhaps Jose Perdomo simply whispered in his ear something that had been programmed into Chapman's psyche earlier: "Kill Lennon."


So I don't think Chapman was picked from a hat from the general population. I think he had had intense behavioral conditioning for the Lennon assassination, though I don't think he was the triggerman. I believe he was too much of a risk as a Manchurian Candidate, even at close range. So Perdomo & Associates lent a helping hand.

[Source: Jerry Mazza, "On the 25th anniversary of John Lennon's assassination, imagine..." Online Journal, Dec 7, 2005]

Bresler believed Lennon was publicly executed because the new Reagan administration was worried about his becoming politically active and being able to unite the people to create positive change. Lennon "was more influential than any head of state in the world." RCA (headed by "General" David Sarnoff) was EMI's silent partner, and also active in military and space electronics and satellite communications. It was subsequently acquired by General Electric... It was a classic example of what President Dwight Eisenhower would have called the "military industrial complex," producing even the rebellious Beatles for a buck, so long as the boys kept their place.

[Source: Jerry Mazza, "On the 25th anniversary of John Lennon's assassination, imagine..." Online Journal, Dec 7, 2005] EMI (Electrical and Musical Industries) was "also a military contractor to the British War Office. So a high-ranking American official could make a call to a high-ranking British official and complain about this Lennon fellow ramping up American youth against government policy." [Id.]

But apart from any possible future threat Lennon may or may not have posed to the Reagan regime, Lennon did reveal in a 1980 Playboy interview how the government used LSD to control people. From "Harrison Stabbing & Masonic Symbolism" by NewsHawk:

Lennon was murdered shortly after he gave an interview to Playboy magazine in which he blew the lid off the fact that the Beatles were part of massive experimentation in social control/engineering unleashed by Tavistock and intelligence agencies, as was the deliberate introduction of drugs like LSD into the burgeoning "counterculture" scene during the 1960s and 1970s.

From the 1980 Playboy interview:

LENNON: ... We must always remember to thank the CIA and the Army for LSD. That's what people forget. Everything is the opposite of what it is, isn't it, Harry? So get out the bottle, boy... and relax. They invented LSD to control people and what they did was give us freedom. Sometimes it works in mysterious ways its wonders to perform. If you look in the Government reports on acid, the ones who jumped out the window or killed themselves because of it, I think even with Art Linkletter's daughter, it happened to her years later. So, let's face it, she wasn't really on acid when she jumped out the window...

The location of the Lennon assassination was at the Dakota building. It became a national historic landmark on December 8, 1976. [source] Lennon (or his double) was killed exactly four years later.

The Dakota was where the movie, "Rosemary's Baby," was filmed in 1968. The movie was about Satanism and murder. In 1977, Chapman became a Satanist.

[The] Dakota Apartments had been portrayed by filmmaker Roman Polanski in the 1960s as a den of Satanic cult activity (in his film Rosemary’s Baby). Not long before Lennon’s murder, Chapman had approached occult filmmaker Kenneth Anger and offered him a gift of live bullets. Just days after Lennon was felled, Anger’s long-delayed final cut of Lucifer Rising made its New York debut, not far from the bloodstained grounds of the Dakota Apartments...

"The Dakota apartment being linked to Satanism could be a clue that intelligence agencies were involved, since they use Satanism as a cover for their activities:

... One of the points that we've tried to make, throughout the course of our discussion of *The Ultimate Evil*, is that, again, the *Satanism* is one of the things that throws people off. The intelligence agencies have *long* used occult groups as a front for activity. For one thing, occult groups exist at the periphery of public scrutiny and therefore are ideal to use as intelligence fronts. In addition to that, because of the unusual activities of occult groups, any suspicious activity on the part of an intelligence agent *using* these groups could be laid simply to the bizarre nature of the group itself. [CN - also, first amendment protections for "religious" freedom would help shield them from investigation.] Now specifically, vis-a-vis mind control, many, many of the cults on the scene today are, in fact, mind-control fronts for the U.S. Intelligence and Military communities."

[Source: SON OF UNCLE SAM: A Lecture by David Emory]

The mind-controlled patsy, the CIA doorman, and the cover-up seem to suggest the hit on Lennon was carried out as an intelligence operation.

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