John Lennon/Assassination

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Date8 December 1980
LocationThe Dakota,  New York
Blamed onMark David Chapman
Witnessed byMark David Chapman
Deaths1
“Listen, if anything happens to Yoko and me, it was not an accident.”
John Lennon (1972)  [1]
To Paul Krassner

John Lennon was assassinated on 8 December 1980 outside the Dakota hotel in New York. The hotel doorman was Jose Sanjenis Perdomo, the assassin who chose the staff of Operation 40. The killing was blamed on Mark David Chapman, whose erratic behaviour could be paralleler with that of Sirhan Sirhan.

Official Narrative

A few hours before his assassination, John Lennon signs a copy of Double Fantasy for Mark Chapman.

Mark David Chapman was a "lone nut" who, after having asking for and received Lennon's signature earlier that day, had been waiting 6 hours for him until evening. On seeing John Lennon, he called out to him (maybe[2]) before firing five shots at Lennon, which proved fatal. In court he mentioned that he was incensed by Lennon's remark that "We're more popular than Jesus".

Problems

Mark David Chapman had family links[clarification needed] which connect him to derivatives of the MKULTRA programme. The hotel doorman, a witness to the killing who spoke to Chapman before the police arrived was Jose Sanjenis Perdomo, a key organiser of Operation 40 (a CIA assassination squad). His name was not reported by commercially-controlled media at the time of the assassination, and quite possibly remained undisclosed for six years.[3]

External Links

  • The FBI's War on Rock Stars by Salvador Astucia, a highly recommended site on the Lennon Assassination. It contains the full text of Astucia's book on Lennon plus lots of commentary, photographs and excerpt from News Group discussions.
  • Why John Hinckley, Jr. Almost Assassinated Reagan - An article by Trowbridge Ford - It focuses on the well documented relationship between MKULTRA (and derivative CIA programmes) and the 'lone assassin' epidemic in the US. It finds a plausible connection between JH Jnr and MDC and, unlike the Salvadore Astucia site, suggests that Chapman actually fired the fatal shots as a sort of 'Manchurian Candidate', rather than (in a similarly manipulated state) being the patsy who merely took the blame
  • ISBN 0-9744882-1-6 Rethinking John Lennon's Assassination: The FBI’s War on Rock Stars. New Edition February 2009.

 

Related Quotation

PageQuoteAuthor
Elliott Abrams“I'm sorry, but John Lennon was not that important a figure in our times. Why is his death getting more attention than Elvis Presley's? Because Lennon is perceived as a left-wing figure politically, anti-establishment, a man of social conscience with concern for the poor. And, therefore, he is being made into a great figure. Too much has been made of his life. It does not deserve a full day's television and radio coverage. I'm sick of it.”Elliott Abrams
 

Witness

WitnessDescription
Mark David ChapmanThe convicted but probable controlled patsy killer of John Lennon.
 

The Official Culprit

NameDescription
Mark David ChapmanThe convicted but probable controlled patsy killer of John Lennon.


References