SnowShoeFilms 2009 "Wellstone: They Killed Him”

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US Senator Paul Wellstone was killed when his re-election campaign plane crashed just before landing. The official story of the crash simply does not add up. Witnesses, first-responders and others tell the story the FBI and National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) hoped to cover-up. Murder most foul, yet the FBI ruled out foul play before the raging fire was out. The NTSB went along, blaming the crash (eight dead) on the pilots. $25 million was quickly paid out for silence. But the truth will out. "His death changed the direction of the country and possibly of the world, maybe irrevocably.” The remarkable, charismatic Paul "who meant so much to rural people, ordinary people" was in the final 10 days of his reelection campaign. Senator Paul Wellstone (D-Minn.) spoke publicly and passionately against the war in Iraq, social and economic issues, and was looking into the 9-11 attacks at the time of his death. His campaign was a primary target for defeat in this election and would help shift the balance of power in the Senate significantly. The recent polls showed Paul was going to win the election. Once again, an outspoken political servant who refused to fall in line with the president and his administration’s policies ended up dead under mysterious circumstances. In the past it’s been names like Vince Foster, James Forrestal, JFK, RFK, MLK and others who have paid the ultimate price for bucking their party and/or the power elite. Many of his supporters praised him for his character and his willingness to speak truth to power. But you don’t speak out against foreign policy and question 9-11—or disagree with the reigning administration’s plans for war—without showing up on the radar in a dangerous way. Vice President Dick Cheney had personally warned Wellstone, for instance, that if he continued to oppose neocon policies, there would be ramifications for him and his home state of Minnesota. Soon thereafter, on October 25, 2002, Wellstone’s King Air A-100 turboprop crashed in the woods, killing him, his wife, his daughter and three aides, as well as the pilot and co-pilot. “Wellstone: They Killed Him” examines the killers’ means, motive and opportunity. High on the motive list is that Wellstone—one of but 23 senators who voted against the Iraq war—was “sticking his nose into 9-11.” Wellstone intimates say for this he was publicly executed as a warning to others.
 
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