Anyone with a powerful public voice supporting principles he embraced could end up targeted for elimination and killed. That's how rogue states operate. Bucking the system risks life and limb. Wellstone paid the ultimate price.
David Ray Griffin calls Fetzer and Jacob's book compelling and vitally important. It's hard not believing that Wellstone was assassinated. Bush administration officials likely ordered it.
Based on all relevant evidence, "we must conclude that the theory that Wellstone was assassinated is far more probable that the official story" that doesn't wash.
Fetzer and Jacobs agree that "evidence shows beyond a reasonable doubt that Wellstone was assassinated. They have, in my view, made a convincing case."
In November 2002, investigative journalist Michael Ruppert asked, "Was Paul Wellstone Murdered?" He wrote:
"The day after the crash I received a message from a former CIA operative who has proven extremely reliable in the past and who is personally familiar with these kinds of assassinations."
"The message read, 'As I said earlier, having played ball (and still playing in some respects) with this current crop of reinvigorated old white men, these clowns are nobody to screw around with. There will be a few more strategic accidents. You can be certain of that.' "
Everyone challenging the system is vulnerable. Wellstone paid with his life.
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