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Minstrel Boy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-23-04 04:09 PM
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Let's not forget the name John Kokal
It's been nearly three months since the body of John Kokal, 58, was found in a window well, eight floors below the roof of the State Department. Kokal had been involved in the analysis of intelligence about Iraq prior to and during the invasion, and worked in the Bureau of Intelligence and Research, Near East and South Asian division ( /). He is said to have been critical of how the White House had twisted intelligence.

He met his death after hours on a Friday. His wife had been waiting for him in the parking garage. He was wearing neither shoes nor jacket.

Where has the story gone? Well, actually, there was no story. A tiny note in The Washington Post and on Fox News. No follow up. Certainly no inquest. What country is this?

Was a message sent? "State Department officials report that a 'chill' has set in at the State Department." Message received.

Anyone who doubts for a moment the nature of the enemy, spare a thought for John Kokal.

"A former INR employee revealed would have been impossible for Kokal to have gained entry to the roof on his own. INR occupies both a Sensitive Compartmented Information Facility (SCIF) on the sixth floor that has no windows and a windowless structure on the roof that has neither windows nor access to the roof, according to the former official. The other windows at the State Department have been engineered to be shatter proof from terrorist bomb attacks and cannot be opened.

"INR and other State Department officials report that a 'chill' has set in at the State Department following Kokal's defenestration. A number of employees are afraid to talk about the suspicious death. It also unusual that The Northern Virginia Journal, a local Arlington newspaper, has not published an obituary notice on Kokal."

Wayne Madsen: "Mystery Surrounds Death of State Department Official"

"The Kokal Mystery"

"Mort mystrieuse au Dpartement d'Etat",,1457170-VU5WX0lEIDUy...

From a declassified CIA assassination manual:
"The most efficient accident, in simple assassination, is a fall of 75 feet or more onto a hard surface. Elevator shafts, stair wells, unscreened windows and bridges will serve. Bridge falls into water are not reliable. In simple cases a private meeting with the subject may be arranged at a properly-cased location. The act may be executed by sudden, vigorous of the ankles, tipping the subject over the edge. If the assassin immediately sets up an outcry, playing the horrified witness, no alibi or surreptitious withdrawal is necessary. In chase cases it will usually be necessary to stun or drug the subject before dropping him. Care is required to insure that no wound or condition not attributable to the fall is discernible after death."

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