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The Assassin (from HILLARY'S SECRET WAR) ^ | July 18, 2005 | Richard Poe

Posted on 07/18/2005 9:03:54 AM PDT by Richard Poe

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The assassin

Posted: July 18, 2005
1:00 a.m. Eastern

Editor's note: The following is an eye-opening look into New York Times best-selling author Richard Poe's revealing book, "Hillary's Secret War." Whereas Edward Klein's book on the New York senator reveals previously unknown aspects of her personal life, Poe's expose focuses on how Hillary Clinton and the left's "shadow government" have labored to put her and her far-left agenda in the White House by controlling the still-uncensored flow of real news to Americans – via the Internet.

If that sounds too fantastic to be true, read on.

By Richard Poe
© 2005

On the afternoon of Feb. 8, 1999, a man named Steven R. Kangas entered One Oxford Center in downtown Pittsburgh. He carried a Kel Tek 9-mm semiautomatic pistol, 47 rounds of ammunition and a bottle of Jack Daniels.

Kangas took the elevator to the 39th floor. He reportedly paused at the door of the Sarah Scaife Foundation, pressed his face against the glass and tried the door. It was locked. Kangas moved on. For nine hours, he holed up in a men's room down the hall, getting drunk. A building engineer discovered him at about 11:30 p.m., lying on the floor, mumbling incoherently. When the man left to call police, Kangas evidently sat up on a toilet and shot himself in the head. The building engineer returned a few minutes later with a coworker, only to find Kangas slumped over dead.

Police wrote off Kangas's death as a simple suicide. However, further investigation revealed that the 37-year-old Kangas may have been an assassin.

He had arrived in Pittsburgh only that morning on a Greyhound bus, with $14.63 in his pocket. It turned out that Kangas ran a popular leftwing website called "Liberalism Resurgent: A Response to the Right." Several of Kangas' writings attacked Richard Mellon Scaife – oil and banking heir, philanthropist, newspaper publisher and funder of political causes. Scaife's office was right down the hall from the men's room where Kangas killed himself. Some investigators speculate that Kangas – unable to enter the locked office – had retreated to the men's room to wait in ambush for Scaife while steeling his nerves with whiskey.

Kangas was a former Army intelligence specialist from a conservative, Michigan family. The bio and resumé he published online state that he learned Russian at the Defense Language Institute in Monterey, Calif., in 1983 and later shipped out to Berlin, where he intercepted and translated Soviet military communications for NATO. Kangas claimed in his online bio that he was stationed for a time in Central America, "doing things I am not at liberty to discuss."

After leaving the Army in 1986, Kangas earned a bachelor's degree in Russian Studies from the University of California at Santa Cruz. "I visited Russia in 1989," he writes, "and the trip was one of the most incredible experiences of my life."

By this time, for reasons he does not clearly explain, Kangas had rejected both his conservative upbringing and his military indoctrination, to become a leftist. His writings hint that he may have felt some regret about this choice. On his website, he summarized his life in these tongue-in-cheek, yet oddly self-punishing words: "I left religion at age 12, and conservatism at 26, to become a godless pinko commie lying socialist weasel."

A few months before he died, Kangas quit his job with a Las Vegas company that made gambling software for betting on horse races. Kangas tried to launch his own Web pornography business, shooting sadomasochistic sex scenes in his apartment and selling them online. The venture failed, mainly because Kangas blew his money on booze and prostitutes.

In real life, Kangas had become a loser. But on the Web, he had achieved something akin to celebrity. An entity calling itself the Robert F. Kennedy Democrats honored Kangas' "Liberalism Resurgent" page with its 1997 "Excelsior Award" for websites that "communicate the highest progressive ideals."

"Help Fight the Right!" Kangas exhorted readers. He recommended Al Gore's "Earth in the Balance" as one of his favorite books. He railed against Rush Limbaugh. "The CIA and its allies turned American AM radio into a haven for conservative talk-show hosts," Kangas ranted. More ominously, Kangas portrayed Scaife as a leader of what he called the "New Overclass," a cabal of rightwing forces that "undemocratically control our government."

On his website, Kangas warned leftwing activists that their efforts would be wasted, "if they are not directed at the heart of the problem. It is absolutely critical to identify what the true core problem is, because all other problems in society stem from it." Evidently, Kangas had decided that Scaife was the "core problem." But why Scaife?

One answer may lie in an article from Kangas's website entitled, "Myth: There's no 'vast rightwing conspiracy' to get Clinton." He opened his essay with a famous quote from Hillary Clinton, excerpted from her Jan. 27, 1998, interview on NBC's "Today Show." Readers will recall that interview from Part 3 of this series, in which Hillary said, among other things, "[B]ill and I have been accused of everything, including murder … drug running … [I]t's part of an effort … to undo the results of two elections. … I do believe that this is a battle." Kangas highlighted the following quote from Hillary:

"The great story here for anybody willing to find it and write about it and explain it, is this vast rightwing conspiracy that has been conspiring against my husband since the day he announced for president. A few journalists have kind of caught on to it, but it has not yet been fully revealed to the American public. And actually, you know, in a bizarre sort of way, this [the Lewinsky scandal] may do it."

It would seem that Kangas took up Hillary's challenge to "find it, write about it and explain it." In his essay, he set out to prove that Hillary was right, that there was indeed a vast and sinister conspiracy bent on toppling the Clintons. Like Hillary, Kangas painted the various Clinton scandals as frame-ups, funded by shadowy, rightwing moneymen. In his view – as in the view of many mainstream media commentators – the most prominent of the anti-Clinton moneymen was Richard Mellon Scaife. "Scaife is undoubtedly the most important figure behind the Clinton scandals," he writes. Nearly 60 percent of Kangas' 2,059-word text focuses on Scaife.

Significantly, Kangas charges that "Scaife is obsessed with proving that Vince Foster's suicide was actually a murder. He goes so far as to call his death 'the Rosetta Stone of the Clinton administration.'" Kangas also notes that Scaife had assigned a full-time reporter named Christopher Ruddy to investigate Foster's death.

We may never know for sure why Kangas took a gun to Scaife's office, nor why he decided, at the last minute, to shoot himself instead. We do know one thing, however. In the tortured recesses of Kangas' mind, the figure of Hillary loomed large. Kangas studied Hillary's words with care. He believed her story. He felt her pain. Kangas made Hillary's enemies his. In the final analysis, he may have died for her – shedding his blood to guard the secret of the Rosetta Stone.

The Rosetta Stone

Would-be assassin Steven Kangas was correct about one thing: Richard Mellon Scaife had indeed described the Vincent Foster case as a "Rosetta Stone" – an unreadable tablet whose decipherment might one day illuminate every mystery of the Clintons.

"It is the Rosetta Stone to the Clinton administration," Scaife told the late John F. Kennedy Jr. in an exclusive interview in the January 1999 issue of George magazine. "Once you solve that one mystery, you'll know everything that's going on or went on." Pressed to explain further, Scaife responded:

"Listen, [Clinton] can order people done away with at his will. He's got the entire federal government behind him. … God, there must be 60 people … who have died mysteriously – including eight of Clinton's former bodyguards. … There have been very mysterious deaths."

The Vincent Foster "Rosetta Stone" remains undeciphered to this day. But the struggle to decode it, in large measure, gave birth to the Web Underground.

Richard Poe is the investigative editor of David Horowitz's Center for the Study of Popular Culture, as well as managing editor of Horowitz's group blog Moonbat Central. The views expressed in Poe's book, "Hillary's Secret War," are the author's own, and do not necessarily reflect the views of the Center for the Study of Popular Culture.

TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Editorial
KEYWORDS: clintonfoundation; clintonscandals; fostergate; hillaryclinton; hillaryssecretwar; jfkjr; richardpoe; richardscaife; stalinstyleshowtrial; stevenkangas; vincefoster
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1 posted on 07/18/2005 9:03:57 AM PDT by Richard Poe
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To: Jim Robinson; doug from upland; Alamo-Girl; Grampa Dave; Peach; nutmeg; isom35; clyde260; ...

Please let me know if you want ON or OFF of my Hillary’s Secret War ping list.

2 posted on 07/18/2005 9:06:00 AM PDT by Richard Poe
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To: Richard Poe

Nope, don't you dare take me off this ping list. :)

3 posted on 07/18/2005 9:08:44 AM PDT by doug from upland (The Hillary documentary is coming)
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To: Richard Poe


4 posted on 07/18/2005 9:14:43 AM PDT by lunarbicep ("Becoming a politician is the only step down I could take from being a journalist." Jim Hightower)
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To: Richard Poe

5 posted on 07/18/2005 9:15:31 AM PDT by Zacs Mom (Proud wife of a Marine! ... and purveyor of "rampant, unedited dialogue")
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To: Richard Poe

Thanks for the ping.

Sounds very interesting so far!

6 posted on 07/18/2005 9:34:25 AM PDT by Grampa Dave (The MSM is trying to make us believe, Judith Miller is in jail to protect Karl Rove!)
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To: Richard Poe

Thanks for the ping!

7 posted on 07/18/2005 9:34:58 AM PDT by Alamo-Girl
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To: Jim Robinson; doug from upland; Alamo-Girl; Grampa Dave; Peach; nutmeg; isom35; clyde260; ...

Is it just me, or does this Kangas fellow seem to fit the classic profile of an MK-ULTRA-type Manchurian Candidate?

8 posted on 07/18/2005 9:56:57 AM PDT by Richard Poe
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To: Richard Poe

No wonder the Clintons hate this book.

9 posted on 07/18/2005 10:37:58 AM PDT by GVnana
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To: Richard Poe; Jim Robinson; reformjoy; kristinn; Jimmy Valentine's brother


...Why, Oh why did JFK jr just have to enter the Atlantic Ocean going over 500 mph...

...just as he had decided to announce his own run for the same New York Senate seat HILLARY was running for...

...despite his coldly being told not too by HILLARY herself earlier that year..?


HILLARY's threat to a very startled JFK jr was revealed by her former White House Political Advisor DICK MORRIS, during the FoX News Channel's TV Coverage of JFK jr's sudden disappearnce in July 1999.

10 posted on 07/18/2005 10:45:13 AM PDT by ALOHA RONNIE ("ALOHA RONNIE" Guyer/Veteran-"WE WERE SOLDIERS" Battle of IA DRANG-1965
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A two engine prop job going 500mph? Maybe in a crash dive.

11 posted on 07/18/2005 11:13:59 AM PDT by printhead
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To: Richard Poe

As Arte Johnson from Laugh-In used to say:

Vedy Eeeenteresting

It brings to mind the Charlie Manson Gang.

12 posted on 07/18/2005 11:15:32 AM PDT by clyde260 (Public Enemy #1: Network News!)
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To: Richard Poe
I've always thought a detailed book exposing the Clinton body count would be an interesting read. Surprisingly, many the average Joe has never heard these incredible stories (i.e. suicides who shot themselves twice). Of course, the idiots on the left have created a similar compilation attempting to tie mysterious deaths to the Bush family. Kangas is on this list.
13 posted on 07/18/2005 11:35:48 AM PDT by Quilla
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To: Richard Poe; Jim Robinson; Alamo-Girl; PhilDragoo; Clinton Is Scum; 68-69TonkinGulfYatchClub; ...


And Why, Oh why did the CLINTONS seem so compelled to tell the American People repeatedly about a supposed longtime closeness with JFK jr, a closeness that didn't really exist, starting right after his sudden disappearance in July 1999..?

The CLINTONS did this while saying that JFK jr liked them so much that he had held off making his first visit to the White House since his father JFK's 1963 assassination...

...just so's he could be with his friend BILL there.

The CLINTONS did this thru White House Press Releases, HILLARY's nationally syndicated First Lady Newspaper column and a hastily called Presidential News Conference ...just before JFK jr's smashed plane was finally found on the bottom of the Atlantic Ocean.

A CLINTON lie that was quickly exposed on National TV when the Nixon Library posted on its front lobby wall before NBC TV cameras...

...JFK jr's handwritten February 4, 1971 'Thank you letter to President & Mrs. NIXON' for their having him, his mother and sister over for dinner in the White House the night before. His real first White House visit since his father JFK's 1963 Assassination.

And then why, Oh why did the CLINTONS then react thru a White House Press Release by blaming the dead and now silent JFK jr for their own lie telling the American People it was all his fault for not telling them about his 1971 White House visit when he visited them there in 1998..?

Thank GOD a call had been made into the Nixon Library asking that it post their 1971 JFK jr Thank You Letter to the NIXONS before national TV Cameras...

...or we would never have known what really was going on here..?


..'It's the TV, Stupid, no matter who pays for it'.. still the lifetime M.O. of the CLINTONS.

Signed:.."ALOHA RONNIE" Guyer
Veteran-'HILLARY's Secret War' - Page 13, Top


14 posted on 07/18/2005 11:59:45 AM PDT by ALOHA RONNIE ("ALOHA RONNIE" Guyer/Veteran-"WE WERE SOLDIERS" Battle of IA DRANG-1965
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To: printhead


That is exactly my point, printhead.

How on earth did JFK jr's single engined plane end up entering the Atlantic going straight down at over 500 mph..?

This per the stated results of the investigation into JFK jr's crash.

And then why, oh why was JFK jr's body allowed to be immediately cremated without having had an official autopsy..?

15 posted on 07/18/2005 12:10:19 PM PDT by ALOHA RONNIE ("ALOHA RONNIE" Guyer/Veteran-"WE WERE SOLDIERS" Battle of IA DRANG-1965
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To: <1/1,000,000th%


16 posted on 07/18/2005 12:35:10 PM PDT by <1/1,000,000th%
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To: Richard Poe

Please add me to your ping list.

Thank you.

17 posted on 07/18/2005 12:35:16 PM PDT by international american (Tagline now flameproof....purchased from "Conspiracy Guy Custom Taglines"LLC)
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To: Quilla
Quilla writes: "Of course, the idiots on the left have created a similar compilation attempting to tie mysterious deaths to the Bush family. Kangas is on this list."

Interesting. I didn't know the lefties were trying to pin Kangas' death on Bush.

A few have tried to pin it on Mr. Scaife. Needless to say, this seems a bit of a stretch. Even if we grant, for the sake of argument, that Scaife were the sort of man who would resort to violence in retaliation for some boilerplate leftwing rants on a Web site, one would think that a business mogul with Scaife's resources would have been able to hire hitmen of sufficient skill and intelligence to carry out the deed in a more discreet location than right outside Scaife's office.

18 posted on 07/18/2005 12:41:46 PM PDT by Richard Poe
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To: Richard Poe
From the Bush Body Count

Steve Kangas: His web site, Liberalism Resurgent, was meticulously researched and presented such a problem to the "real boss" of George Bush, Richard Scaife, that he hired a private detective to look into Kangas' past. Steve Kangas was found in a 39th-floor bathroom outside of Scaife's offices at One Oxford Centre, in Pittsburgh, an apparent suicide. Mr. Kangas, a very prolific writer, left no note. He had brought a fully-packed suitcase of clothes with him to Pittsburgh. He bought a burglar alarm shortly before he left for Pittsburgh. Why did he need a burglar alarm if he was going to commit suicide? An avowed advocate of gun control, he nevertheless bought a gun. What was he afraid of? Why did he go to Pittsburgh? After his death, his computer was sold for $150 and its hard drive wiped clean. Everything in his apartment was thrown away.

Note the detailed list of Kangas' activities prior to his death. They conveniently omit the fact that LEO found him with "$14.63 in his pockets and a nearly empty whiskey bottle nearby". Also surveillances cameras in the building show Kangas spent nearly nine hours inside One Oxford Center before he was discovered and killed himself.

19 posted on 07/18/2005 12:57:31 PM PDT by Quilla
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To: Quilla


20 posted on 07/18/2005 1:08:50 PM PDT by cibco (Xin Loi... Saddam)
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