Mae Brussell and the John Lennon Assassination

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The second of two posts about the late political researcher Mae Brussell

Operation Chaos

In addition to her other research, Mae Brussell also played a vital role in bringing the CIA’s Operation CHAOS to public attention. According to Brussell CHAOS, which was launched in 1967, played a significant role in “neutralizing” popular rock musicians who were contributing to the rise of the New Left. According to Brussell, most of these murders were disguised to look like accidental drug overdoses or plane crashes. However, as with the JFK assassination, there was always a typical pattern of lost or destroyed evidence and an official report that was full of contradictions and discrepancies.

The list of prematurely dead rock musicians, entertainers and managers Brussell investigated includes John Lennon, Elvis Presley, Buddy Holly, Otis Redding, Brian Jones, Jimi Hendris, Janis Joplin, Jim Morrison, Duane Allman, Mama Cass Elliot, Phil Oakes, Keith Moon Jim Reaves, Jim Croce, Lenny Bruce, Bon Scott (AC/DC), Bob Marley, Sal Mineo, Rod McKernan (Grateful Dead), Brian Epstein (Beatles manager), Michael Jeffery (Jimi Hendrix’s manager and Donald Rex Jackson (grateful Dead manager).

John Lennon’s Assassin Mark Chapman

Brussell had a special interest in John Lennon’s alleged assassin Mark Chapman and all the unanswered questions posed by the “official” police account. In a 1981 interview with Tom Davis, Brussell talks at length about Chapman’s unusual background, which clearly suggests prior intelligence involvement.

She also raises a number of troubling questions the New York police should have investigated (and which likely would have come out at trial if Chapman hadn’t been pressured to plead guilty):

• Why did a security guard Chapman met in DeKalb Georgia arrange for him to spend six months in war torn Lebanon (Brussell believed it was to attend a CIA-run military training camp)?
• Why did Chapman return from Lebanon to Fort Chaffee Arkansas to work at a World Vision camp for Vietnam refugees (World Vision, run by Bush senior’s friend John Hinckley Sr, was closely linked with the CIA, which frequently used their refugee camps to recruit operatives)?
• Who paid for Chapman, who was chronically unemployed, to take a long round the world trip shortly before he shot Lennon?
• Where did Chapman get the money to purchase $7,500 worth of Norman Rockwell lithographs and to stay in expensive hotels?
• How could someone who was hospitalized for mental illness in Hawaii manage to buy a weapon there – and transport it to the mainland? And why did the Federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms have no interest in investigating this?

Forced Off the Air by Death Threats

After 17 years on the radio, Brussell left the air in March 1988 as a result of a death threat related to her investigation of followers of satanic cults in the military. She continued to record weekly audiotapes, which she sent to her followers, until June 1988. She died, from breast cancer, in October 1988.

In the following 1971 broadcast, she discusses the 28,000 page cross filing system she used to analyze the Warren Commission report and establish clear links between Oswald, his probable CIA handler George DeMohrenschildt and 28 white Russian CIA assets in Dallas/Fort Worth.

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Also posted at Veterans Today

7 thoughts on “Mae Brussell and the John Lennon Assassination

  1. I remember being very little when John Lennon died, and the feeling of sadness at home and at school. It would be sad if this was anything but the action of a mad person.

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  2. At present many researchers believe it wasn’t Chapman who killed Lennon, but the doorman at the Dakota Hotel, Jose Perdomo, aka Jose Joaquin Sanjenis Perdomo” (aliases: Joaquin Sanjenis, Sam Jenis). Perdomo was a member of Brigade 2506 during the the CIA-led Bay of Pigs Invasion in 1961. He also worked closely with convicted Watergate burglar Frank Sturgis (deceased) for about ten years on the CIA’s payroll: http://ahabit.com/john/

    In other words, there was a second gunman, as in Bobby Kennedy’s assassination and Reagan’s attempted assassination.

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  3. Is it posable that Chatman was MKULTRA guinie pig and Rod McKernan (Grateful Dead) i think was involved with CIAs LSD experaments at Stanford U.
    After hearing Mae tape Boris Pash fits right in her cross referance and Col R E Jones work with Satanist Col Michael Aquino on project Phoenex. All things together makes a nice case

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  4. Brussell thought Chapman might have been an MKULTRA guinea pig during his psychiatric hospitalization at Castle Memorial Hospital in Hawaii. They apparently had a history of MKULTRA experimentation there.

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