After his suicide by two shots to the head on December 10, 2004 shortly after CBS’s Mary Mapes and Dan Rather botched the report of the George Walker Bush Texas Air National Guard memos that opened the door to a narrow Bush win over John Kerry (50.7 to 48.3% of the total vote) those memos typed by Mrs. Marion Carr Knox, discredited as she was by the Associated Press’ Louis Boccardi who received the Freedom Forum/Newseum’s highest journalistic award, and one must really wonder. "The Knox story was available in 2000 when the margin of the Gore/Bush election was even slimmer. So why wasn't it exposed then? Mapes knew of it in 1999! Boccardi and Bush lawyer, Dick Thornburgh, obviously threatened Marion Carr Knox after the Mapes/Rather interview in 2004, but why the silence in 2000? Knox's son, Patrick Carr, confirmed that his mother was, contrary to the Thornburgh and Boccardi finagling, being quite honest, " said Butler, who believes that Mapes' and Rather's winning a Peabody Award for their "breaking" the Abu Ghraib prison scandal in 2004 when it was Amnesty International that broke the story in 2003 while Rather was an owner with Secretary of Defense Rumsfeld of a 9,000 acre private ranch in Las Vegas, Nevada, proved problematic for the claim of unbiased journalism. "It shows a disgusting, incestuous, putrid, mutual-pud-pounding relationship between a reporter and an American war criminal. It's like claiming that there is separation of church and state when the head of the U.S. Army's psychological warfare in the 1980's was Col. Michael Aquino, a disciple of Anton LaVey head of the Worldwide Church of Satan and who was investigated for a pedophilia case at San Francisco's Presidio Army base," said Butler. "The modern soldier's arsenal of weapons includes the murder of civilians as a means of killing the soldiers' will to fight. That made the Confederate General William Tecumseh Sherman the first truly modern, albeit, barbaric soldier whose methods were incorporated into World War II carpet bombing recommended by Robert Lovett, Yale Bonesman and Assistant Secretary of War during World War II. The evolution of an Abu Ghraib on top of the Col. Michael Aquino revelation is quite understandable," said Butler. "This is why civilians should act swiftly and decisively to rid their culture of criminal despots to insure that peace prevails. Had Deone Lucas served Hitler a poison stuffed squab in Hamburg in the 1930's Dietrick Bonhoeffer and the Scholls would have survived the 1940's," said Butler. "Not to mention the six million Jews the majority of whom Edwin Black's book, The Transfer Agreement, shows were sold down the river for the future of some at the expense of the rest and a program that was as American-made by U.S. fascists as it was by the German's....as Black has meticulously laid out in War Against the Weak."
"Just because James Vanderbilt is directing the Mapes and Rather story, Truth, and because the Newseum supports the First Amendment Center at Vanderbilt University does not insure that there's not significant slight-of-hand involved in the upcoming media event. You have to remember that Cornelius Vanderbilt and William Walker fought each other over a Central American canal from the Pacific to the Atlantic that would insure the flow of goods from the Middle East to the Far East to Europe and the world and that included the game-breaking opioids from Turkey, Pakistan, Afghanistan, Iran, Iraq and India where the British's chief opium supplier, David Sassoon, had cornered the market that we now enjoy by virtue of our more powerful military, particularly our navy. Walker was an unrepentant slaver who wanted to turn the Caribbean into a 'Golden Circle' of slavery. Vanderbilt? Well, look at the history of Vanderbilt's Chancellor, Harvie Branscomb, Sr.," said Butler. "It's time for the Newseum to come clean," said Butler, "and to admit that the media is a boiling sludge pot of seriously mixed motives and ambitions not all of which are concerned about the furtherance of free speech and enlightened living. The Roosevelts may have been a part of these U.S. insider's China Trading mercantilism, but they were unrepentant.....both Teddy and FDR.....populists who challenged the fascists without aligning with the commies," said Butler who admitted that Smedley Darlington Butler was as disillusioned with Teddy's "Yankee imperialism" as he was with the National City Bank gang for being their "goon on three continents."
Butler has noted that after the Civil War Texas was occupied by Union troops, primarily the Buffalo Soldiers, black troops domiciled on the Nassau-Waldec Plantation near Round Top, Texas, a German plantation today owned by the Rather family. "The plantation used the oversight of brothers Morgan and Giles Smith who operated out of Galveston, Texas and both having fought on for the Union during the Civil War to control in Reconstruction the Texas politics after the Civil War. Both Morgan Lewis Smith and his brother, Giles Alexander Smith fought at the critical opening battle of the Civil War, Fort Donelson, and under William Tecumseh Sherman at Vicksburg and the March to the Sea....critical battles in destroying the South's rail ambitions to the Pacific. It's as if they damn well knew how to control the old Jefferson Davis highway from Savannah to San Diego that the rail road barons wanted so badly and to prevent it from becoming the preferred route to the China Traders' with their desire to control the route to the Pacific's opium, silk and spice trade," said Butler who claims that some of her family members were part of the Elder-Butler post-Civil War feud in Texas.