Thank you shoeless, for bringing up the murder of Paul Wellstone. Carnahan died the same way, and JFK Jr. too. These are far too important matters to not keep in mind.
Yes, I also thought about Mel Carnahan, who was running against John Ashcroft at the time. His plane also fell out of the sky for no apparent reason. Like the Wellstone murder, Carnahan's "accident" was blamed on "pilot error". However, in the Wellstone case, there were eyewitnesses who saw his plane inexplicably falling from the sky, and of course, the account of extreme cell phone interference, which would be expected during operation of such a weapon. I believe the Carnahan crash occurred at night.
Senator Paul Wellstone was the most progressive member of the Senate, and, as such, he had incredibly powerful enemies.
This article was written before his murder.
Paul Wellstone, Fighter
Paul Wellstone is a hunted man. Minnesota's senior senator is not just another Democrat on White House political czar Karl Rove's target list, in an election year when the Senate balance of power could be decided by the voters of a single state. Rather, getting rid of Wellstone is a passion for Rove, Dick Cheney, George W. Bush and the special-interest lobbies that fund the most sophisticated political operation ever assembled by a presidential administration. "There are people in the White House who wake up in the morning thinking about how they will defeat Paul Wellstone," a senior Republican aide confides. "This one is political and personal for them."
Wellstone has few rivals on the left side of the Senate aisle. Congressional Quarterly says no senator had a more consistent record of voting against Bush Administration proposals during the new President's first year.
Now, Rove is gambling presidential prestige and Republican dollars on the prospect that the upper Midwest is the key to taking back a Senate that went Democratic last spring...But beating Wellstone would be the sweetest win. "They have made it very clear that if they could beat one Democrat this year, it would be Paul Wellstone," says Minnesota political consultant Richman. "Paul gets under their skin."
Paul Wellstone, members of his family, and his friends were murdered by the Bush administration under orders from Karl Rove.